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Obituaries from January 2003

Betty Hill (01/31/03)
Betty Hill, age 68, and a resident of near Dexter, died Jan. 29, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Her husband Carol Dean Hill preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2001. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
B. Durham (01/21/03)
Berniece Durham, daughter of the late Samuel Lewis and Emma Lee Lewis, was born on May 27, 1926, at Lesterville, and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the age of 76. Mrs. Durham was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of Purolator Filter Company in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Charles Hannah (01/21/03)
Charles "C.M." Hannah, the son of the late Sarah Carpenter Hannah, was born on March 7, 1913, in Sikeston and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the age of 89. Mr. Hannah had lived in Sikeston all of his life. ...
J. Pflasterer (01/21/03)
James R. Pflasterer, 51, of Bloomfield, was born April 18, 1951, in Red Bud, Ill., the son of the late Genevieve Pflasterer, and died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Mr. Pflasterer was a retired construction worker. ...
John Hagy, Sr. (01/21/03)
John Hagy, Sr., the son of the late Joseph Greene and Nellie Belle Garner Hagy, was born in Dexter on May 2, 1917, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the age of 85. Mr. Hagy had lived in the Dudley and Dexter communities all his life. ...
Faye Rush (01/17/03)
Winnia Faye Rush, daughter of the late William Travis Garrison and Laveda Sewell Garrison, was born on Jan. 2, 1940, at Winston County, Ala., and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the age of 63. Mrs. Rush was a homemaker and a resident of rural Bernie. ...
Joseph Scherer (01/17/03)
Joseph E. Scherer, 59, of Advance was born April 14, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Glasstetter Scherer, and died Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Scherer was retired from the Little River Drainage District. ...
L. Powers (01/17/03)
Leonard W. Powers, age 80, of Nixa, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. He was born March 14, 1922, in Datto, Ark., the son of Jacob Washington and Cora Bessie Cox Powers. On July 13, 1987, he and his wife Kay were married. Mr. Powers was a member of James River Assembly of God Church. ...
M. O'Heren (01/17/03)
Helen Maxine O'Heren, daughter of the late Roy Bickford Woods, Sr., and Elsie Dora Slayton Woods, was born on April 6, 1913, in Bernie, Missouri, and went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2003, in the Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 89. ...
Billy Kidd, Sr. (01/17/03)
Billy D. Kidd, Sr., the son of the late Donald and Ruth Dixon Kidd, was born in Dexter on June 3, 1948. He was a patient at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 10, 2003, at the age of 54 years, seven months and seven days. ...
Jeanie Stephens (01/16/03)
Genevieve "Jeanie" Stephens, the daughter of Maurice Edgar Carpenter and the late Anselma Gil Carpenter, was born in Miami, Ariz., on Dec. 26, 1938, and died at her home in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at the age of 64. Mrs. Stephens had lived in St. ...
A. Crabtree (01/15/03)
Alvie O. Crabtree, the son of the late Eugene Henry and Dessie Huey Crabtree, was born in Obion County, Tenn., on June 3, 1909, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus on Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at the age of 93. Mr. Crabtree had lived for many years in St. ...
Patrick Rice (01/15/03)
Patrick David Rice, son of George Duran of Dexter and the late Carol Jean Burns Rice, was born on March 9, 1966, at Grapevine, Texas, and died at his residence in Dexter on Jan.14, 2003, at the age of 36. Mr. Rice was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter, a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston, and a resident of Dexter. ...
R.B. Woods, Jr. (01/14/03)
R.B. Woods, Jr., son of the late Roy Bickford Woods, Sr., and Elsie Dora Slayton Woods, was born on Aug. 9, 1928, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Jan. 11, 2003, at the age of 74. Mr. Woods was an Elder in the Community of Christ Church of Bernie, and he had also served as District President for the church in past years. ...
Billy Kidd, Sr. (01/14/03)
Billy D. Kidd, Sr., the son of the late Donald and Ruth Dixon Kidd, was born in Dexter on June 3, 1948. He was a patient at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at the age of 54. Mr. Kidd had lived his whole life in Dexter. ...
Lucille Sheley (01/22/03)
Lucille Elizabeth Sheley, daughter of the late A.F. "Spot" Renn and Mary Margaret Grafe Renn, was born on Nov. 30, 1915, at Jefferson City and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the age of 87. Mrs. Sheley was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City, a member of Daughters of Isabella Glennon Circle, charter member and past president of Karim Khan Grotto Auxiliary, St. ...
L. Winchester (01/22/03)
Linda "Marie" Winchester, 64, of Advance, was born May 4, 1938, at Cumberlin City, Tenn., the daughter of Bertie Lee Pulley Smith and the late Robert W. Smith, and died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at her home. Mrs. Winchester was a retired LPN and homemaker. ...
E. Hathaway (01/23/03)
Eugene Hathaway, son of the late William Hathaway and Dora Melvina Riddle Hathaway, was born on March 18, 1922, at Bernie and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Malden on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the age of 80. Mr. Hathaway was a member of Word of Faith Christian Center at Bernie, a retired farmer and a resident of Bernie. ...
Kent Launius (01/31/03)
Kent A. Launius, age 76 of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003. He was born July 6, 1926, in Bloomfield to Dwight Thomas Launius and Elma Ada Aslin Launius. Mr. Launius was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad, a member of First Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark., where he was a deacon, U.S. ...
Gracie Lindsey (01/29/03)
Gracie Lorene Lindsey, daughter of the late Jacob A. Teeters and Cora Ethylene Herning Teeters, was born on Feb. 18, 1918, at Moark, Ark., and died in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at the age of 84. Mrs. Lindsey was a retired seamstress of Gossard Hosiery of Malden. ...
J.C. Merchant (01/28/03)
James C. Merchant, son of the late William and May Crowder Merchant, was born in Hailville, Okla., on May 9, 1924, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the age of 78. Mr. Merchant was a former resident of Madison, Ill., before he moved to Zalma 13 years ago. ...
James McGhee (01/28/03)
James Glen McGhee, son of the late Guy McGhee and Ida Boyt McGhee, was born March 7, 1920, at Piggott, Ark., and died in the St. Joseph Healthcare at St. Charles on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the age of 82. Mr. McGhee was a member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark., a former carpenter, a former resident of Poplar Bluff, Piggott, and a current resident of Bernie. ...
Lorene Lindsey (01/28/03)
Lorene Lindsey, a resident of Bernie, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Dolly Farmer (01/28/03)
Dolly Farmer, daughter of the late Isaac Cecil Wilson and Noah Ward Wilson, was born on July 4, 1913, at Senath and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the age of 89. Mrs. Farmer was a member of the Senath Church of Christ, a homemaker and resident of Bloomfield. ...
L. Pflasterer (01/28/03)
Lawrence Pflasterer, the son of the late George and Daisy Chappel Pflasterer, was born in Liberty Grove Township, Ill., on April 2, 1934, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 26, 2003, at the age of 68. Mr. Pflasterer had lived in Tilden, Ill., for many years until moving to Dexter two years ago. ...
Lora Bess (01/28/03)
Lora Frances Bess, daughter of the late Harvey Hamilton Harrah and Anna Mae McNeil Harrah, was born on April 6, 1907, at Palisade, Neb., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the age of 95. Mrs. Bess was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter, a retired seamstress at Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. ...
William Evans (01/28/03)
William Norton "Dude" Evans, age 84, a resident of Bloomfield and formerly of East Prairie, died at 11:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Medical Center in St. Louis. Mr. Evans was born March 31, 1918, at Hickman, Ky., to the late William and Nettie Lee Johnston Evans. ...
James C. Ross (01/28/03)
James C. Ross, son of the late James P. Ross and Eunice Corlew Ross, was born on March 23, 1925, at Detroit, Mich., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Ross was a member of the A.R.K. ...
Bobby Masters (01/27/03)
Bobby G. Masters, 64, the son of the late Jesse and Ethel Sullivan Masters, was born on June 11, 1938, at Portageville and died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Anna Henry Nursing Home in Edwardsville, Ill. He was a maintenance mechanic with McDonnell Douglas in St. ...
Tony Miller (01/24/03)
Tony Ward Miller, 54, Springfield, died at 9:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, in his home after a long illness. He was born on Nov. 8, 1948, in Dexter to Harold and Delores Miller. They both preceded him in death. He was a decorated Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam, where he served two terms and received the Army Aviator Badge, two Bronze Star medals, Vietnam Campaign medal, Air Medal with V-Device with numeral three, and the distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters. ...
B. McAllister (01/24/03)
Beulah E. McAllister, 92, of Clio, Mich., was born Oct. 23, 1910, at McGee, the daughter of the late Charles and Etta McDaniel Walk, and died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Fonton Extended Care. For many years, she was a caregiver for many children from the Whaley Children's Home. ...
Theorthis Lee (01/24/03)
Theorthis Lee, 72, son of the late Ben Lee and Ida Mae Burnett Lee, was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Malden and died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at his residence in Malden. Mr. Lee was united in marriage in 1954 to Classie Dukes, and she survives of the home in Parma. ...
G. Stephens (01/14/03)
Genevieve "Jeanie" Stephens, 65, of Dexter died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at her home in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter
Varnell Shrum (01/14/03)
Varnell Everett Shrum, the son of the late Victory "Vic" and Lilly Pearl Glenn Shrum, was born in Puxico on Dec. 28, 1927, and died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 75. Mr. Shrum was raised in Puxico but moved to Bloomsdale where he had lived for many years. ...
Bobby Masters (01/07/03)
Bobby G. Masters, 64, the son of the late Jesse and Ethel Sullivan Masters, was born on June 11, 1938, at Portageville and died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Anna Henry Nursing Home in Edwardsville, Ill. He was a maintenance mechanic with McDonnell Douglas in St. ...
Nina Randolph (01/07/03)
Nina Lucille Randolph, 81, daughter of the late Thomas Alvin Walker and Lilly Hayes Walker, was born on Sept. 20, 1921, at Bloomfield, and died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Gideon Care Center. On Sept. 16, 1939, she was married to Homer Lee "Buster" Randolph at Malden, and he survives of the home. ...
M. Smith, Sr. (01/06/03)
Meredith "Hap" Smith, Sr., son of the late Leroy Smith and Effie M. Burrington Smith, was born on July 25, 1925, at Dundee, Mich., and died at his residence in Idlewild on Jan. 2, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. ...
Loedith Shipley (01/06/03)
Loedith A. Shipley, 87, a resident of Bloomfield, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Clyde Condict (01/03/03)
Clyde Condict, 77, of Floral City, died at his home on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Essex, to Gilbert and Allie Davis Condict, and had lived in St. Charles, Ill. Mr. Condict was a retired machinist and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. ...
Alma B. Walles (01/03/03)
Alma Gail Britt Walles was born April 23, 1950, the daughter of Mary Grindstaff Britt and Clarence Britt at Risco, and died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Baylor University Medical Center Hospital, Dallas, at the age of 52. She had been fighting her battle with leukemia. ...
Mickey James (01/03/03)
Mickey Louise Bess James, age 77, of Dexter, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born in Marble Hill on Nov. 13, 1925, daughter of the late Andy Marion and Ida Frances Causey Cook. She married Chester Bess on May 13, 1944, and later married Paul D. ...
M. Stephens (01/03/03)
Michael Kim Stephens, 33, of Bloomfield, was born Jan. 22, 1969, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Michael Stephens and Terri May Geiger, died Dec. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. ...
Ruby McMunn (01/03/03)
Ruby McMunn, the daughter of the late Henry Martin and Sarah Elizabeth Knight Halbert, was born in Byrdstown, Tenn., on Sept. 14, 1919, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 1, 2003, at the age of 83. Mrs. McMunn had lived in Dexter most of her life and was the owner-operator of McMunn Auto Parts. ...
Lois Mitchell (01/03/03)
Lois Imogene Mitchell, daughter of the late Elvis Reynolds and Gladys Irby Reynolds, was born on April 19, 1925, at Dexter and died in the Sheridan Nursing Home at Sheridan, Ark., on Dec. 27, 2002, at the age of 77. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Sheridan, Ark. ...
R.C. Martin (01/02/03)
Rufus Clay Martin, son of the late Henry and Callie Ashlock Martin, was born at Tyronza, Ark., on Sept. 26, 1920, and died at his home in Patton on Dec. 31, 2002, at the age of 82. Mr. Martin had spent most of his life in the Avert Community in Stoddard County. ...
Lois Mitchell (01/02/03)
Lois Imogene Mitchell, daughter of the late Elvis Reynolds and Gladys Irby Reynolds, was born on April 19, 1925, at Dexter and died in the Sheridan Nursing Home at Sheridan, Ark., on Dec. 27, 2002, at the age of 77. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Sheridan, Ark. ...
Pansy Walker (01/02/03)
Pansy Walker, daughter of Otho Brown of Dexter and the late Alma Walker Brown, was born on Sept. 24, 1947, at Parma and died in the home of her brother at Dexter on Jan. 1, 2003, at the age of 55. Mrs. Walker was a line supervisor for Rowe Furniture in Poplar Bluff and a resident of Dexter. ...
M. Stephens (01/02/03)
Michael Kim Stephens, 33, of Bloomfield, was born Jan. 22, 1969, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Michael Stephens and Terri May Geiger, died Dec. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. ...
D. Knuckles (01/07/03)
Delores LaQuita Knuckles, 69, of Sikeston, died at her rural residence Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, due to an accidental house fire that destroyed her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1933, near Canalou to the late William "Bill" and Vernia Rainwater Landers. She was a member of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Sikeston, had been a member of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Chamber Board of Directors. ...
F. Hunsperger (01/07/03)
Frank Hunsperger, 46, a resident of Dexter died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Jan. 7, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Loedith Shipley (01/07/03)
Loedith Ann Shipley, the daughter of the late Mack and Lena Morgan Colvin, was born in Manila, Ark., on Jan. 24, 1915, and died at the Beverly Health Care in Bloomfield on Jan. 4, 2003, at the age of 87. Mrs. Shipley had been a resident of Bloomfield for many years. ...
Adam Lott (01/14/03)
Adam D. Lott, son of Cynthia Marie Lott Neese of Dexter and Steven Lott of Byram, Miss., was born on June 10, 1987, at Hattiesburg, Miss., and died near Dexter as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at the age of 15. ...
Alvie Crabtree (01/14/03)
Alvie O. Crabtree, 93, of Ellsinore died at the Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Billy Kidd (01/13/03)
Billy D. Kidd, a resident of Dexter, died Jan. 10, 2003 in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Linda Edwards (01/10/03)
Linda Joy Edwards, the daughter of Daisy Caroline Miller Williams Snider of Bloomfield and the late Emmett Woodrow Williams, was born Sept. 30, 1947, at Clarkton and died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at her residence in Maryland Heights at the age of 55. ...
Ora Correll (01/10/03)
Ora Mae Correll, daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Green) Burnett, was born March 31, 1922, at Kennett where she grew up and attended school. On June 14, 1939, she was united in marriage to Pike Correll in the state of Arizona. To this union three children were born: Bill, Carolyn and Robert. ...
Deen Esarey (01/10/03)
Deen Esarey, the son of Richard Deen and Anna May Barks Esarey, was born in Bernie on Dec. 13, 1921, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at the age of 81. Mr. Esarey had lived in Puxico most of his life. He was a retired livestock and row crop farmer. ...
Thomas Atkins (01/10/03)
Thomas W. Atkins, son of Nell and Andrew Atkins, was born in Kennett on June 13, 1937, and died Dec. 27, 2002, at his home in Ormond Beach, Fla., at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Dottie Keay Atkins, Ormond Beach, Fla., and one brother, John Paul Atkins of Sarasota, Fla. ...
R. Hughes (01/09/03)
Regarding Rebekah Hughes who died Jan. 6, 2003, the family has requested that memorials be made to The Rebekah Hughes Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Advance, 1428 Business 60 West, Dexter, Missouri 63841.
Steven Brown (01/09/03)
Steven R. Brown, the son of John W. Brown and the late Patricia Gale Martin Brown, was born in Dexter on Jan. 31, 1970, and died near Dudley on Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at the age of 32. Mr. Brown had lived in Broseley and the past 15 years had lived in Dudley. ...
R. Hughes (01/08/03)
Rebekah Hughes, the daughter of Jim and Susan Gunn Hughes, was born in Dexter on July 23, 1977 and died in North St. Louis County as the result of an automobile accident on Jan. 06, 2003 at the age of 25. Miss Hughes had lived in Pauls Valley, Okla., from 1981 - 1995. ...
F. Hunsperger (01/08/03)
Frankie Ray Hunsperger, the son of Frank and Rita Hunsperger, was born in Wyatt on Jan. 21, 1957 and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Jan. 07, 2003 at the age of 45. Mr. Hunsperger had lived in East Prairie until moving to Dexter in 1973. ...
Lucille Donley (01/08/03)
Lucille Donley, 78, of Advance, was born Sept. 16, 1924, at Bloomfield the daughter of the late Ernest and Ella Elmore Donley, and died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Mrs. Donley spent most of her life in the Advance community. ...
Steve Brown (01/08/03)
Steve Ray Brown, the son of John W. Brown and the late Patricia Gale Martin Brown, age 32 of Dudley, died due to injuries received in an automobile accident north of Dudley on Jan. 6, 2003. A complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
B. Williams (01/07/03)
Barbara Jean Williams, daughter of the late George V. Sheets and Pearl Morgan Sheets, was born on Oct. 12, 1925 in St. Louis and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Jan. 6, 2003, at the age of 77. Ms. Williams retired as a teacher in Granite City, Ill., was a member of the Central Christian Church in Granite City and had recently made her residence in Dexter. ...
Ruby McMunn (01/02/03)
Ruby McMunn, age 83, and a resident of Dexter, died Jan. 1, 2003, at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.