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Obituaries from February 2003

Mary Swinger (02/28/03)
Mary Helen Swinger, 77, died on Feb. 28, 2003 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Mrs. Swinger was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Charter Oak, daughter of the late Arzie and Bertie Baldwin of Charter Oak, and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
G. Slinkard (02/25/03)
Gwendolyn Floy Slinkard, 95, of St. Louis, was born Nov. 8, 1907 at Gipsy, the daughter of Dennis and Josephine Young Nichols, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the Town & Country Health Care in St. Louis. She was a teacher in a one-room school and a homemaker. ...
A. Brannon, Sr. (02/24/03)
Aaron Ray Brannon, Sr., 91, son of the late Henry Brannon and Alice Trout Brannon, was born on Feb. 19, 1912, at Point Pleasant and died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. On Oct. 1, 1932, he was married to Ruby Mae Fox at Portageville, and she preceded him in death on Sept. ...
H. Manley (02/21/03)
Harrison L. Manley, son of the late Audie Lee Manley and Bernice Mott Manley, was born on July 19, 1929, at Sikeston and died in the St. Joe Manor at Bonne Terre on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at the age of 73. Mr. Manley was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Potosi and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Potosi. ...
Nellie Conrad (02/21/03)
Nellie Marie Conrad, 93, of Greenbrier, was born Oct. 21, 1909, at Greenbrier, the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Sullivan Storz, and died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Mrs. Conrad had been a homemaker and was a member of the Greenbrier Assembly of God Church. ...
Fredia Blevins (02/19/03)
Fredia Irene Lasater Blevins, daughter of John Mark and Sylvia Lasater, was born on Feb. 6, 1908, at Beaver Creek township, Ill., and went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the age of 95. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. ...
Clifford Dean (02/19/03)
Clifford Dean, son of Charles Dean and Minnie Barnes Dean, was born on Sept. 27, 1919, in Pocahontas, Ark., and died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Dean was married to Elsie Pearl Palmer on March 1, 1974, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1996. ...
Wanda Knight (02/19/03)
Wanda Sue Knight, 54, of Murphysboro, was born Dec. 12, 1948, at White Oak, the daughter of the late Curtis and Lela Summers Wallace, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at her home. She worked for Gilister Mary Lee as an inspector packer. Survivors include a son, David Knight of Murphysboro, Ill.; two daughters, Tracy Morefield of Gorham, Ill., and Tammy Overturf of Murphysboro, Ill.; three brothers, Delbert Wallace of Murphysboro, Ill., Dimmer Wallace of Advance, and Charles Jackson of Cobden, Ill.; a sister, Jean Stockton of Holcomb; and five grandchildren. ...
H. Manley (02/19/03)
Harrison Manley, a resident of Bonne Terre, died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in the St. Joe Manor at Bonne Terre at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Wilburn (02/18/03)
Bob Wilburn, son of Harry and Thelma Wasson Wilburn, was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Holcomb, and died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon at the age of 61. On July 25, 1964, he was married to Wanda LaMunion in Campbell. He was a mechanic and engineer for the Malden Fire Department, and he attended Spoonerville Baptist Church located in Malden until his health failed. ...
Frosty Santos (02/18/03)
Frosty Santos, the daughter of Raymon Loya and the late Cindy Blackwell, was born in Dexter on Jan. 21, 1983, and died due to injuries received in an automobile accident near New Madrid on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at the age of 20. Ms. Santos had been a resident of Dexter most of her life. ...
Tina Thompson (02/18/03)
Tina Lynn Thompson, born Sept. 23, 1966, at Poplar Bluff, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was the daughter of James and Diana Thompson of Dudley. Ms. Thompson had been an LPN, worked previously for Kneibert Clinic in Urgent Care and for Dr. ...
Duane Edwards (02/18/03)
Duane Edwards, son of Kathy Rowe Cato of Dexter and Thomas Edwards of Ripley, Tenn., was born on Feb. 14, 1980, at Dexter and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Feb. 16, 2003, at the age of 23. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter. ...
"Whitey" White (02/25/03)
James "Whitey" White, son of the late James Alvin White and Carrie Bell Fowler White, was born on Nov. 18, 1936, at Winfield, Ala., and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the age of 66. Mr. White was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church, a retired farmer and resident of Bernie. ...
John Ezell, Jr. (02/25/03)
John Ezell, Jr., the son of the late John Delbert, Sr. and Nellie June Kutchin, was born in Galesburg, Ill., on May 27, 1926, and died at his home in Arnold on Feb. 22, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Ezell moved to Dexter in 1940 and moved to St. Louis in 1950 where he retired from American Can Company as a machinist. ...
L. Guiling (02/25/03)
Lillian C. Guiling, the daughter of the late William P. and Lealer Ann Wood Fowler, was born in Wayne County, Tenn., on May 5, 1921, and passed away at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the age of 81 years, 9 months, and 17 days. ...
W. Beacham (02/28/03)
Warren Beacham, a resident of Bernie, passed away on Feb. 27, 2003 in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter, at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Mary Swinger (02/28/03)
Mary Helen Swinger, 77, died on Feb. 28, 2003 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Mrs. Swinger was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Charter Oak, daughter of the late Arzie and Bertie Baldwin of Charter Oak, and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Norman Wall (02/28/03)
Norman Lee Wall, the son of the late William Homer Wall and Donie Pauline Wall Chambers was born in Dexter on June 8, 1935, and died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, near St. Louis at the age of 68. He is survived by two daughters, Linda and Diane , both of South Carolina; one son, Leonard of Gaylord, Mich; one brother, Thomas H. ...
Bill Hardesty (02/28/03)
Bill Hardesty, the son of the late Harry and Mary F. Farmer Hardesty, was born in Charleston on July 18, 1926, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Hardesty had lived in the Parma area all his life. ...
"Dean" Lemons (02/27/03)
Larry "Dean" Lemons, 43, of Gipsy, was born Aug. 25, 1959, at Gipsy, the son of William "Willie" and Ethel Porter Lemons and died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Lemons graduated from State School 41 in 1980. ...
Agnes Dunivan (02/27/03)
Agnes Wilson Dunivan, daughter of the late William J. Wilson and Docia Cline Wilson, was born on Dec. 30, 1908, and died in the Sunbridge Care Center in La Mirada, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the age of 94. She was a homemaker and a 75 year member of the Order of Eastern Star. ...
Marada Jenkins (02/27/03)
Marada Jenkins, daughter of the late John Berry Allen and Martha Price Allen, was born on Feb. 1, 1903, in Stoddard County and died in the Des Peres Nursing Home at Des Peres on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the age of 100. Mrs. Jenkins was of the Protestant faith and a school teacher at Walnut Grove School District. ...
Bill Hardesty (02/27/03)
Bill Hardesty, the son of the late Harry and Mary F. Farmer Hardesty, was born in Charleston on July 18, 1926, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Hardesty had lived in the Parma area all his life. ...
V. Woodard (02/27/03)
Vonnie Woodard, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ivy Bradfield, was born in Yuma, Tenn., on Feb. 8, 1911, and died at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the age of 92. Mrs. Woodard had lived in the Parma area most of her life. ...
Iva Liggett (02/26/03)
Iva Irene Liggett, daughter of the late Charlie and Lillian Clary Workman, was born at Ardeola on Dec. 17, 1910, and passed away at her home near Bloomfield on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the age of 92. Mrs. Liggett was a member of the Bell City Assembly of God Church where she served as Sunday School teacher and song leader for many years and was employed as a cook at Bell City School for several years. ...
V. Woodard (02/26/03)
Vonnie Woodard, age 92, of Parma passed away at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston on Monday, Feb. 25, 2003. A complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Iva Liggett (02/25/03)
Iva Liggett died at her home near Bloomfield on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Ernest Cook (02/14/03)
Ernest William "Bill" Cook, the son of the late Ernest A. and Mattie Burge Cook, was born in Puxico on April 22, 1926, and died at the Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Cook had lived for many years in Texas. ...
I.Weymouth (02/14/03)
Ilene Weymouth, daughter of the late Rhesa and Ruth Burns Dick, was born at Granite City, Ill., on June 12, 1929, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at the age of 73. Mrs. Weymouth had spent most of her life in the Granite City, Ill., area but had been a resident of Scott City the past four years. ...
Brenda Link (02/06/03)
Brenda Link, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruby Maze Vaughn, was born in Dexter on March 28, 1947, and died at her home near Dexter on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the age of 55. Mrs. Link had been a resident of Dexter all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lick Creek Church near Bloomfield. ...
Ralph E. Byrum (02/06/03)
Ralph E. Byrum, the son of the late Jim and Lucy Mahoney Byrum, was born in Jenny Lind, Ark., on Jan. 25, 1910, and died at his home in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the age of 93. Mr. Byrum had lived in St. Louis for 56 years before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1982. ...
Ethel Fyffe (02/04/03)
Ethel Melvina Fyffe, daughter of the late Charles Clark and Melvina Nelson Clark, was born on March 7, 1926, at Bernie and died at her residence in rural Dexter at the age of 76. Mrs. Fyffe had been a private nurse and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bernie Christian Church. ...
M. Gainer (02/04/03)
Rev. Dr. Melvin Gainer, Jr., son of the late Melvin Gainer, Sr. and Ethel Mae Jones Gainer, was born March 2, 1920, at Richwood, W. Va., and departed this life in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the age of 82. ...
Lester Shell (02/04/03)
Lester C. Shell, son of the late Noah Winchester Shell and Martha Whitener Shell, was born on Aug. 25, 1920, at McGee and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the age of 82. Mr. Shell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired cable repairman for Southwestern Bell Telephone, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II, a member of the Kenady-Hanks Post #59 the American Legion, formerly involved with the Boy Scouts of America and a resident of Dexter. ...
Steve Whitsel (02/04/03)
Steve Whitsel, the son of Wanda Jean Gunter Trout and the late Marion Maurice Whitsel, was born in Sikeston on June 9, 1952, and died at the Three Rivers Health Care South in Poplar Bluff on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at the age of 50. Mr. Whitsel was a resident of Dexter. ...
M. Reutzel (02/04/03)
Maurine E. Reutzel, 87, of Advance, was born Dec. 20, 1915, at Douglas, Texas, the daughter of the late Willie and Eula Fowler Yates, and died Feb. 2, 2003, at the Baptist Home in Ironton. She was a homemaker and a member of Lynnwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Arwilla Dodd (02/04/03)
Arwilla Dodd, of Dexter and formerly of Malden, was born Aug. 12, 1911, the daughter of James Randle Lacy and Lula Bell McElyea Lacy, and died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. She was married to James Orville Dodd on Dec. ...
David Stephens (02/04/03)
David B. Stephens was born at Brownwood on Jan. 30, 1947, and died at the home near Advance on Jan. 31, 2003, at the age of 56 as a result of a fire in his home. Mr. Stephens was a pipefitter and had spent most of his life in the Advance community. In 1991 he was married to Jannett Sneed. ...
Mary Merideth (02/04/03)
Mary Lou Merideth, the daughter of the late Robert and Audra Parks Bostic, was born in Fisk on Dec. 27, 1931, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 1, 2003, at the age of 71. Mrs. Merideth had lived in Illinois for 42 years before moving back to Fisk in 1994. ...
Edna Betty Hill (02/03/03)
Edna Betty Hill, the daughter of the late William Henry and Alice Emily Osborne Sharp, was born in Bugbrooke, England, on March 2, 1934, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at the age of 68. Mrs. ...
Joseph Scherer (02/03/03)
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. ...
Melba Harlan (02/06/03)
Melba Harlan, a resident of Gray Ridge, died in the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Rick Bostic (02/07/03)
Rick Bostic, age 43, of Bloomfield died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at his home near Aquilla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Melba Harlan (02/07/03)
Melba Harlan, the daughter of the late Paul and Alma Sutton Ritch, was born in Blytheville, Ark., on April 21, 1941, and died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the age of 61. Mrs. Harlan had been a resident of Gray Ridge most of her life. ...
C. Watters (02/14/03)
Charlotte Violet Watters, daughter of the late Charles Radosevich and Josephine Kum Radosevich, was born Sept. 7, 1925, at Chicago, Ill., and died at All Saints Special Care Hospital in Bridgeton on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at the age of 77. Mrs. Watters was a bookkeeper for the Chicago Stock Exchange for many years. ...
Virginia Acord (02/14/03)
Virginia Acord was born Sunday, Aug. 1, 1915 in Stoddard County, and died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at her residence in Cape Girardeau. She was the daughter of Theodore Acord and Millie Walker Acord. The family moved to Cape Girardeau 80 years ago from Stoddard County. ...
Otto Enax (02/12/03)
Otto Enax, son of the late Otto Richard Enax and Lillie Enax, was born on November 13, 1941 at Norfolk, Virginia, and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on February 7, 2004, at the age of 61. Mr. Enax was a member of the Puxico Baptist Church, a truck driver for Gilster-Mary Lee, a veteran of the United States Army, Missouri National Guard and a resident of Dexter. ...
Bessie A. Parris (02/12/03)
Bessie A. Parris, the daughter of the late William Christopher and Annie Elizabeth Hibbs Henson, was born in Lepanto, Ark., on June 7, 1922, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the age of 80. Mrs. ...
H. Blackburn (02/12/03)
Helen Blackburn, the daughter of the late Huston and Lena Waltrip Champ, was born in Clarkton on Feb. 15, 1924, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Blackburn had lived in the Puxico area most of her life. ...
H. Blackburn (02/11/03)
Helen Blackburn, a resident of Puxico, died at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
Leveda Ward (02/11/03)
Leveda L. Ward, 76, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Community Hospital North. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Dunklin County, the daughter of Thomas E. and Nettie M. Cunningham Esterline. She was a homemaker and member of the Fortville Church of Nazarene. ...
Bessie Parris (02/11/03)
Bessie Parris, a resident of Dexter, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pat Dodson (02/11/03)
Pat Dodson, daughter of Lena Stroud of Essex and the late Edward Stroud, was born on March 20, 1947, at Catron and died in her residence at Essex on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the age of 55. Mrs. Dodson was the secretary for the Jay Yorke Law Firm in Dexter and a resident of Essex. ...
Otto Enax (02/11/03)
Otto Enax, a resident of Dexter, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston at the age of 61. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Willa D. Link (02/11/03)
Willa Dean Link, daughter of the late Robert McDowell and Mary Henson McDowell, was born on Feb. 14, 1922, at Bloomfield and died at her residence in Bloomfield on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at the age of 80. Mrs. Link was a homemaker and resident of rural Bloomfield. ...
Rick Bostic (02/10/03)
Rick L. Bostic, son of the late Leonard and Juanita Holford Baker was born at Bloomfield on Feb. 9, 1959 and passed away at his home near Bloomfield on Feb. 6, 2003 at the age of 43. Mr. Bostic was a life-long resident of the Bloomfield community. He was a truck driver and attended Walker General Baptist Church. ...
Evelyn Irwin (02/03/03)
Evelyn L. Irwin, 84, of Perkins, was born Oct. 20, 1918, at Farrenburg, the daughter of the late Walter and Sylvia Lane Lenon, and passed away Jan. 30, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was the Postmaster at Perkins for 33 years. On Sept. 3, 1933, she and Charles Irwin were united in marriage at Jackson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. ...