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Obituaries from October 2002

Ivan Ray White (10/31/02)
'Ivan Ray White, son of the late Rufus and Minnie Shride White, was born at Dalton, Ark. and died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila, Ark. at the age of 87. He lived in Bernie for 45 years where he managed his farming and real estate interests. ...
M. Persfull (10/23/02)
Margariette Ellen Persfull, 66, of Dexter died Oct. 22, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.,
Kathy Holmes (10/23/02)
Kathy M. Holmes, 41, of Advance, was born July 18, 1961, at Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Royal and Wilma Umfleet Bohnsack, and died Oct. 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Holmes had been a remedial reading teacher at Zalma R-5 for 17 years. ...
M. McClure (10/23/02)
Marvin O. McClure, the son of the late Bryan O. and Dorothy Murdoch McClure, was born May 20, 1919, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 21, 2002, at the age of 83. Mr. McClure was a 1937 graduate of Puxico High School, had lived in California for fifty years and returned to Puxico in 1992. ...
Alliene King (10/22/02)
Alliene Hayes King died Aug. 6, 2002. She was born in Tuttle, Okla., on Jan. 7, 1943, and grew up in Bloomfield. She moved to the Antelope Valley in 1961 where she worked in the restaurant business for 40 years and was the owner of Karen?s Kitchens #2, #3 and #4. ...
Calvin Cullum (10/22/02)
Calvin ?Cude? Cullum, son of the late Henry McKinley Cullum and Lucinda Jane Carmichael Cullum, was born on Dec. 1, 1924, at Greenway, Ark., and died in the John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff on Oct. 17, 2002, at the age of 77. Mr. Cullum was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church in Bernie, a veteran of World War II, a farmer and a resident of Bernie. ...
John Gee (10/22/02)
John Junior Gee, the son of the late Lum and Eva Jenkins Gee, was born in Parma on Oct. 7, 1923, and died at his home in Parma on Oct. 18, 2002, at the age of 79. Mr. Gee graduated from Parma High School and lived there till 1941 when he entered the navy and served during WW II. ...
Alvis Haynes (10/21/02)
Alvis Haynes, son of the late William Haynes and Alma Tidwell Haynes, was born on July 14, 1917, at Double Springs, Ala., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 18, 2002, at the age of 85. Mr. Haynes was of the Baptist faith, a retired farmer and a resident of Dexter. ...
Tony R. Varble (10/21/02)
Tony R. Varble, son of the late Ralph and Annetta Williams Varble, was born at Malden on Sept. 23, 1935, and died at the Southeast hospital in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 18, 2002, at the age of 67. Mr. Varble had spent his entire life in the Bloomfield and Leora community and had been a resident of Aquilla for several years. ...
Jerry Cooper (10/21/02)
Jerry Dale Cooper, son of the late Dub and Mary Cooper, was born at Tiptonville, Tenn., on Dec. 19, 1943, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 17, 2002, at the age of 58. Mr. Cooper had been a resident of Dexter the past 25 years and attended the Ark of Hope Church in Dexter. ...
Calvin Cullum (10/21/02)
Calvin Cullum, a resident of Bernie, died on Oct. 17, 2002, in the Veterans Hospital at Poplar Bluff at the age of 77. Visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Alvis Haynes (10/18/02)
Alvis Haynes, a resident of Dexter, died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 18, 2002, at the age of 85. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
H. Abernathy (10/18/02)
Homer Abernathy, son of the late Andrew Jackson Abernathy and Mary Nolan Abernathy, was born on Nov. 4, 1907, at Athens, Ala., and died on Oct. 16, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 94. Mr. Abernathy was the former owner of Abernathy Welding in Dexter, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Harley Vails, Sr. (10/18/02)
Harley E. Vails, Sr., the son of the late William E. and Virgie A. Mounce Vails, was born in Holcomb on May 7, 1915, and died at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Oct. 17, 2002, at the age of 87. Mr. Vails had lived in Essex for many years where he farmed. ...
Harold Pullum (10/23/02)
Herrell ?Harold? Pullum, son of the late John Benjamin Pullum and Phebia Herrell Pullum, was born on Feb. 10, 1924, at Dexter and died at the Veterans Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Oct. 22, 2002, at the age of 78. Mr. Pullum was a veteran of the United States Navy and owner of Pullum Transfer and Moving Company for 34 years. ...
M. Persfull (10/24/02)
Margariette Ellen Persfull, the daughter of the late Joe A. and Johnnie A. Davidson Stewart, was born in Jonesboro, Ark., on Oct. 22, 1936, and died at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., on Oct. 22, 2002, at the age of 66. Mrs. Persfull had lived in Dexter since 1962. ...
Grace Shaw (10/31/02)
Grace Shaw, a resident of Parma, died at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Parma.
Elmo Jones (10/31/02)
Elmo Jones, son of the late Stanley G. Jones and Veda Gluber Jones, was born on July 22, 1922, at Graham, Texas, and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Oct. 30, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Jones was a former boiler technician at the John J. ...
W. Stephens (10/31/02)
Wanda Lee Stephens, the daughter of the late Charles and Lora Lee Venable Dailey, was born in Puxico on Feb. 5, 1922, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare Center North in Poplar Bluff on Oct. 29, 2002, at the age of 80. Mrs. Stephens had lived in the Puxico community for many years, in Malden for ten years and had moved to Dexter five years ago. ...
Robert Isnor (10/31/02)
Robert A. "Bob" Isnor, son of the late Robert Gerald and Annie Spriggs Isnor, was born on May 21, 1940, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and died on Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 62. Mr. Isnor served in the Canadian Army. ...
Dickie J. Keene (10/30/02)
Dickie Joe Keene, son of the late Lloyd Keene and Mary D. Gunter, was born on Tuesday, July 20, 1948, at Benton and died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at his residence in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Puxico High School in 1966 and had attended the Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Elmo Jones (10/30/02)
Elmo Jones, a resident of Essex, died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Oct. 30, 2002, at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jake F. Hamby (10/30/02)
Jake Freeman Hamby, son of the late Jesse Cobert and Geneva Fitzpatrick Hamby, was born at Bloomfield on April 27, 1926, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 29, 2002, at the age of 76. Mr. Hamby had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Nelda Shaw (10/28/02)
Nelda Lee Shaw, daughter of the late Ralph Winslow Crain and Ruby Kitchens Crain, was born on Oct. 12, 1926, at Bernie and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Oct. 24, 2002, at the age of 76. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
Icie Mae Price (10/28/02)
Icie Mae Price, the daughter of the late Lee Estes and Amanda Dodd Estes, was born on June 18, 1912, in Winston County, Ala., and died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 90. On Oct. 12, 1972, in Benton she was married to Noah S. ...
Nelda Shaw (10/25/02)
Nelda Shaw, a resident of Dexter, died Oct. 24, 2002, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruth Sprinkle (10/25/02)
Ruth Sprinkle, daughter of the late Noah Parris and Maude Whitley Parris, was born on Aug. 29, 1913, at Fayette, Ala., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 15, 2002, at the age of 89. Mrs. Sprinkle was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a former employee of Brown Shoe Company in Bernie, a former employee of Swift and Company in Dexter, and a resident of Bloomfield. ...
Edward Tippen (10/25/02)
Edward E. Tippen, 68, of Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Dexter, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Central Washington Hospital. Mr. Tippen had lived in Washington and Missouri for numerous years, had worked for Alcoa, had been an orchardist with J.K. McArthur & Sons, worked as a parts manager for Tilly Equipment and Valley Tractor, and was a truck driver for the government. ...
R. Cleveland (10/24/02)
Rosemary Cooper Cleveland, daughter of the late John and Montez Dillworth Cooper, was born on June 25, 1928, in Bloomfield and died Oct. 19, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 74. Mrs. Cleveland was a homemaker and a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Dupo, Ill., VFW Post 6368 Ladies Auxiliary in Dupo, and enjoyed quilting with the quilters of First Congregational Church in Dupo. ...
Jerry D. Cooper (10/18/02)
Jerry D. Cooper of Dexter died Oct. 17, 2002, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Visitation will be held after 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. A full obituary will follow...
Tony Varble (10/18/02)
Tony Varble, a resident of Bloomfield, died Oct. 18, 2002, at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
M. McLard (10/17/02)
Mitchell McLard, the son of the late Franklin Earl and Rubie Lucille Tankersley McLard, was born in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 11, 1946, and died at his home in Sikeston on Oct. 15, 2002, at the age of 56. Mr. McLard had lived in Bennington, Neb., for the past 16 years and moved to Sikeston in April, 2002. ...
Roy Lee Stickles (10/03/02)
Roy Lee Stickles, a resident of Dexter, died suddenly Oct. 2, 2002 in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Rose Hendrix (10/03/02)
Rose Hendrix, the daughter of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Crites Barks, was born near Kennett on Sept. 14, 1910, and died at the Mark Twain Manor in Bridgeton on Oct. 1, 2002, at the age of 92. Mrs. Hendrix was a homemaker and had lived in Malden from 1971 until moving to Bridgeton two years ago. ...
Herbert Graves (10/02/02)
Herbert Elisha Graves, son of the late Dillard Graves and Amy Lincoln, was born on Jan. 23, 1913, at Leora and died at his home in Westminster, Colo., on July 15, 2002, at the age of 89. Mr. Graves graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1932. Mr. Graves worked as an auto mechanic in Dexter and the Ford Company in Pueblo, and Colorado Springs, Colo., until his retirement in 1975. ...
P. Montgomery (10/02/02)
Philip D. Montgomery, the son of the late Garfield and Francis Reed Montgomery, was born in Gideon on Oct. 4, 1941, and died at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Dexter on Sept. 29, 2002, at the age of 60. Mr. Montgomery had lived in Dexter all his life. ...
Michael Kildow (10/02/02)
Michael Kildow, the son of the late Neil and Melba Smith Kildow, was born in Malden on Jan. 26, 1952, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Center in Dexter on Oct. 1, 2002, at the age of 50. Mr. Kildow had lived in Malden until moving to Essex 16 years ago. ...
Lowell Tanner (10/02/02)
Lowell Russell Tanner, the son of the late Robert Esco and Etta Miller Tanner, was born in Calm on Dec. 25, 1923, and died at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Sept. 30, 2002, at the age of 78. Mr. Tanner graduated from Couch High School and Arkansas State University, where he played for the Arkansas Greyhounds? Independent team. ...
C. Hendrickson (10/01/02)
Christina Lynn Hendrickson, daughter of the late James Richard Cullum and Willma Maloney Cullum of Dexter, was born on Feb. 15, 1964, in Blytheville, Ark., and died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus, Poplar Bluff, at the age of 38. ...
George Pullum (10/01/02)
George L. Pullum, son of the late William and Anna Triplett Pullum, was born at Idalia on Oct. 21, 1926, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center on Sept. 28, 2002, at the age of 75. Mr. Pullum had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
J.W. Smothers (10/01/02)
James Wesley ?J.W.? Smothers, son of the late Evert Smothers and Essie Lee Pierce Smothers, was born on July 11, 1923, in Campbell and died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 79. Mr. Smothers was married to Glodean Stevens on Feb. ...
Elbert L. Sadler (10/01/02)
Elbert Leander Sadler, the son of the late Richard L. and Lily Ramsey Sadler, was born in Bernie on May 8, 1921, and died at his home in Aid on Sept. 29, 2002, at the age of 81. Mr. Sadler had lived in the Aid community since 1949. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Jerry Arnold (10/01/02)
Jerry Arnold, the son of the late William and Naomi Gibson Arnold, was born on March 27. 1949, at St. Louis and died Sept. 28, 2002, at his home after an extended illness at the age of 53. Mr. Arnold had worked as a custodian at The Bank of Advance for over 20 years. ...
Lowell Tanner (10/01/02)
Lowell R. Tanner, a resident of Bernie, died Sept. 30, 2002, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons of Dexter.
Rose Hendrix (10/01/02)
Rose Hendrix, age 92, and a former resident of Malden, died at Mark Twain Manor in Bridgton on Oct. 1, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roy Lee Stickles (10/04/02)
Roy Lee Stickles, the son of Sylvia Pullum Stickles and the late Virgil Stickles, was born in Dexter on Sept. 8, 1936, and died in Dexter on Oct. 2, 2002, at the age of 66. Mr. Stickles had lived in Dexter for all his life. He was employed for many years at Morgan Furniture in Dexter and later was a route man for the Daily Statesman. ...
Roma Lee Cato (10/07/02)
Roma Lee Cato, the daughter of the late Presley and Anna Warren Delay, was born on April 23, 1923, at Swinton and died Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Cato was a 1940 graduate of Advance High School, and she attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. ...
H. Abernathy (10/17/02)
Robert Homer Abernathy, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 16, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Gary Tennyson (10/17/02)
Gary Tennyson, the son of William Tennyson and Jayan Van Bergen, was born in Santa Rosa, Calif., on April 14, 1964, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Oct. 15, 2002, at the age of 38. Mr. Tennyson had lived in California for several years and had lived in Puxico the past nine years. ...
Harley E. Vails (10/17/02)
Harley E. Vails, 87, a resident of Dexter, died at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter Oct. 17, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Bill Aslin (10/16/02)
Bill Aslin, son of the late Dave Aslin and Minnie Harper Aslin, was born June 16, 1922, at rural Dexter, and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Oct. 14, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Aslin was of the Baptist faith, a former line worker for Ozark Dairy in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Ruth Sprinkle (10/16/02)
Ruth Sprinkle, daughter of the late Noah Parris and Maude Whitley Parris, was born on Aug. 29, 1913, at Fayette, Ala., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 15, 2002, at the age of 89. Mrs. Sprinkle was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a former employee of Brown Shoe Company in Bernie, a former employee of Swift and Company in Dexter, and a resident of Bloomfield. ...
Gary Tennyson (10/16/02)
Gary Tennyson, age 38, and a resident of Puxico, died at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff Oct. 15, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
M. McLard (10/16/02)
Mitchell McLard, a resident of Sikeston, died at his home in Sikeston Oct. 15, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
William Aslin (10/15/02)
William Aslin, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 14, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bertha Roberts (10/11/02)
Bertha E. Roberts, the daughter of the late James Wesley and Hydra Greer Darby, was born in Essex on Nov. 12, 1913, and died at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston on Oct. 10, 2002, at the age of 88. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and had lived in Palmyra, Ill., from 1954 to 1969, in Essex from 1969 to 1980, in Bernie from 1980 to 2000, and had lived in Morehouse the past 1 1/2 years. ...
Miza Eisenhart (10/09/02)
Miza Eisenhart, daughter of the late Harvey D. Stroup and Nellie Keating Stroup, was born on Jan. 20, 1912, at Bloomfield and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Oct. 8, 2002, at the age of 90. Mrs. Eisenhart was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former accountant with A.C.L. ...
Miza Eisenhart (10/08/02)
Miza Eisenhart, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 8, 2002, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
C. Randolph (10/08/02)
Charlotte Sue Randolph, the daughter of the late Dolan and Tennie Hays Frost, was born April 20, 1938, in Appleton, Ark., and died Oct. 4, 2002. Mrs. Randolph was employed as a certified nurse?s aide at Riverbluff Nursing Home, Cahokia, Ill. She married Thurman Ray Randolph, and he survives of the home. ...
Bill Howard (10/07/02)
Bill Howard, son the Charles Oscar and Jessie Falsom Odum Howard, was born on March 11, 1929, in Marion, Ill., and died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Mr. Howard was a maintenance worker 25 years at General Motors in St. Louis, retiring in 1980. ...
Michael Kildow (10/01/02)
Michael Kildow, a resident of Essex, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter Oct. 1, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & sons Funeral Home of Dexter.