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Obituaries from April 2003

Vera Pressley (04/30/03)
Vera Virginia Pressley, daughter of the late John Elmer Davis and Connie Mae Overman Davis, was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Blytheville, Ark., and died at Saint Alexius Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, April 27, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Pressley had been a machine operator at Caranth Mfg. ...
Joe Pollock (04/23/03)
Mr. Joe Pollock, 63, of Jefferson City, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Mr. Pollock was born April 8, 1940, at McKenzie, Tenn., the son of William H. and Margaret A. Belew Pollock, both deceased. He was married on April 2, 1966, at Gleason, Tenn., to Marianne Margrave who survives at the home. ...
D. Holderfield (04/22/03)
Diana "Nanner" Holderfield, daughter of Danny West of Bloomfield and Wanda Grubbs West of Dexter, was born on Jan. 4, 1970, at Dexter and died near Bloomfield as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, April 18, 2003, at the age of 33. ...
James Hopper (04/22/03)
James Edward Hopper, the son of the late L.V. and Lois Ella Flatt Hopper, was born in Lexington, Tenn., on Sept. 19, 1948, and died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at his home in Morehouse at the age of 54. Mr. Hopper had lived in Matthews and Sikeston until moving to Morehouse two years ago. ...
Velda Condict (04/22/03)
Velda Mae Condict, daughter of the late Robert Pear McGowan and Gertrude Russell McGowan, was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., and died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 72. Mrs. Condict had been a babysitter for many years and a homemaker. ...
E. Lenderman (04/22/03)
James Earl Lenderman, age 92, of Matthews, formerly of Circle City, died on Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 11:50 a.m. He was born on May 14, 1910, in Delaplaine, Ark., to the late Levi and Mattie Williams Lenderman. He was of the General Baptist faith and had been a farm worker for many years with the Herman Smith Farms. ...
Kenneth Sitz (04/22/03)
Kenneth Sitz, the son of Clarence Sitz and the late Delphia L. Sawyer Sitz, was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 2, 1947, and died Friday, April 18, 2003, as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Bloomfield at the age of 55. Mr. Sitz was a lifetime resident of Essex and had served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. ...
Alveta Aycock (04/22/03)
Alveta Murphy Aycock, daughter of Lorell Crabtree Murphy of Dexter and the late Ralph Murphy, was born April 16, 1934, at Bernie and died at her residence in Dexter on April 20, 2003, at the age of 69. Mrs. Aycock was retired from Dexter Memorial Hospital where she was employed in the business office. ...
M. Adragna (04/21/03)
Margaret Robey Adragna, the daughter of Ed and Ora Robey, was born Sept. 20, 1920, at Avert and died March 20, 2003, at Green Park Nursing Home in St. Louis at the age of 82. She married Joseph Adragna in 1951, and he preceded her in death in 1965. Funeral services were held March 25, 2003, in Dearborn, Mich...
Bobby Williams (04/21/03)
Bobby M. Williams, age 73, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami. Born August 18, 1929, in Payne, Ark., Mr. Williams had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1965. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of The Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal, U.N. ...
Betty J. Cato (04/18/03)
Betty J. Cato, the daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie Mae Underwood Simpson, was born in Paragould, Ark., on June 12, 1926, and died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Mrs. Cato was a former resident of Dexter and had lived in Marble Hill since 1976 before moving to Altenburg a year and a half ago. ...
Hiriam Fields (04/16/03)
Joel Hiriam Fields, son of the late Jefferson Holiday Fields and Beatrice May Reedy Fields, was born on Dec. 3, 1910, at Morring, Tenn., and departed this life in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the age of 92. ...
Betty R. Talley (04/16/03)
Betty R. Talley, 67, of South Roxana, Ill., was born June 4, 1935, at Zalma, the daughter of the late Homer and Myrtle Kinder Campbell, and died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill. She was a homemaker. On Nov. 14, 1953, she and Russell Eugene Talley were united in marriage, and he preceded her in death on Dec. ...
D.L. Griffin (04/15/03)
D.L. Griffin, the son of the late James and Lula Sauls Griffin, was born in Eldorado, Ill., on Oct. 12, 1922, and died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 80. Mr. Griffin had lived in California for several years and moved to Essex in 1982. ...
H. Musgraves (04/15/03)
Harry C. Musgraves, Jr. was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Van Buren County, Ark. He died April 10, 2003, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Musgraves was the son of Harry C. Musgraves, Sr. and Cora Williams Musgraves. His father passed away four days before he was born, and Mrs. ...
Terry Crowe (04/23/03)
Terry Crowe, 49, of Matthews, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Susie Rutledge (04/24/03)
Susie Orene Rutledge, daughter of the late James Tillman and Janie Richards Tillman, was born on March 21, 1915, in Bellefontaine, Miss., and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the age of 88. Mrs. Rutledge was a homemaker and a member at New Hope Baptist Church of rural Bernie. ...
Terry D. Crowe (04/24/03)
Terry Dennis Crowe, son of Eileen McRoy Crowe and the late Noel Crowe, was born at Dexter on Oct. 31, 1953, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the age of 49. Mr. Crowe was a former resident of Bloomfield and worked for several years with the City Water Department in Bloomfield. ...
Ronald Watson (04/30/03)
Ronald D. Watson, age 39, of St. Peters, son of Shelby Green Monroe, died at the St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter. A full obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter...
Robert Gaede (04/30/03)
Robert Gaede, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Carros Worley (04/30/03)
Carros Worley, a resident of Bloomfield, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
E. Koppman (04/30/03)
Edward G. Koppman, the son of the late Louis and Lura Rollman Koppman, was born in St. Louis on July 18, 1928, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the age of 74. Mr. Koppman had lived in St. Louis until moving to the Puxico and Wappapello areas in the 1980's. ...
Stella Knuckles (04/30/03)
Stella Knuckles, 83, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Bugscuffle, Okla., daughter of the late Wylie and Minnie Gamble Downs, she was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston. ...
DONALD HAMLETT (04/30/03)
Donald Ross Hamlett, 68, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 in Rocklin, Calif. Born November 18, 1934, in Omaha Neb., son of the John Henry and Sarah Fugate Hamlett, he was a member of the Church on the Move in Roseville, Calif. Mr. Hamlett grew up in Southeast Missouri, coming to Dexter in his senior year of high school. ...
D. Boullion (04/28/03)
Dorothy Virginia Boullion, daughter of the late Odell Richards and Dovie Stevens Richards, was born on Sept. 25, 1937, at Ellsinore and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Friday, April 25, 2003, at the age of 65. Mrs. Boullion was a homemaker, a former employee of the Sunset Haven Nursing Center at Beaumont, Calif., and a resident of Dexter. ...
Milem Adkins (04/28/03)
Milem T. Adkins, the son of the late William Taylor and Susie Millington Adkins, was born in Morehouse on July 20, 1898, and died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston at the age of 104. Mr. Adkins was a resident of Morehouse all his life. ...
W. Hampton (04/28/03)
Wilma Mae Hampton, the daughter of the late Edward and Velma Kitchens Fritts, was born near Dexter on April 2, 1918, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the age of 85. Mrs. Hampton had lived all her life in Malden and Dexter. ...
K. Hargrave (04/25/03)
Kenneth Wayne Hargrave, a resident of Bloomfield and the son of Mary Binford Hargrave and the late Goldie Hargrave, was born in Cairo, Ill., on May 3, 1943, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, April 23, 2003. Survivors include his mother, Mary Hargrave of Bloomfield; five sons, Gary Hargrave of Belton, Texas, Troy Hargrave of Cape Girardeau, Christopher Conner of Dexter, Tim Hargrave of Anna, Ill., and Steve Hargrave of Joliet, Ill.; two daughters, Melissa Meskenas of Arlington, Tenn., and Laurie Van Buren of Anna, Ill.; one brother, Roger Hargrave of Joliet, Ill.; one sister, Margaret Carlson of Spokane, Wash.; three granddaughters; and nine grandsons. ...
Milem Adkins (04/25/03)
Milem T. Adkins, 104, a resident of Morehouse, died at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston on Thursday, April 24, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Morehouse.
W. Hampton (04/25/03)
Wilma M. Hampton, 85, a resident of Dexter, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
D. Boullion (04/25/03)
Dorothy Boullion, a resident of Dexter, died on Friday, April 25, 2003, in the Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
James Ezell (04/24/03)
James C. Ezell, formerly a resident of Dexter and Oak Lawn, Ill., and the son of the late Ira and Florence Ezell, was born in Dexter on Feb. 27, 1911, and died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the Resthaven Central Nursing Home in Palos Heights, Ill., at the age of 92. ...
G. Williams (04/15/03)
Geneva Williams, daughter of Iva Layton White and the late Patrick Jones, was born at Bloomfield and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the age of 76. Survivors include her mother Iva White of Bloomfield; four sons, Steve Henry, Gary Henry, David Henry and Shawn Williams, all of Indianapolis; three daughters, Nina Henry, Pam Eagle and Autumn Geieb, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Nola Anderson of Bloomfield; 34 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. ...
E.S. Johnson (04/15/03)
E.S. "Shorty" Johnson, son of the late Glenn Marshall and Annie Rosetta Parish Johnson, was born on April 24, 1916, in Morganfield, Ky., and died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Turrell, Ark., at the age of 86. He married Betty Jean Jenkins on Dec. 18, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she preceded him in death on July 26, 1997. ...
D.L. Griffin (04/14/03)
D.L. Griffin, a resident of Essex, died Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
William Wiley (04/04/03)
William Joseph Wiley, son of the late William and Myrtle Watters Wiley, was born at Victoria on Sept. 21, 1927, and died at the John J. Cochran V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at the age of 75. Mr. Wiley had spent most of his life in Stoddard County and had been a resident of rural Puxico since 1949. ...
Willard Rainey (04/04/03)
Willard "Bill" Rainey, 79, of Advance, was born Aug. 21, 1923, at Advance, the son of the late Charles and Lula Raver Rainey, and died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was a heavy equipment operator for Little River Drainage for 40 years until retirement. ...
Wilma Below (04/04/03)
Wilma Below, 85, of Delta, was born June 8, 1917, at Whitenburg, the daughter of the late William and Jennie Wray Whitener, and died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and was a member of Delta First Baptist Church. ...
Johnie Baker (04/03/03)
Johnie Baker, son of the late John William Baker and Veda Boyt Baker, was born on Sept. 28, 1931, at Essex and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, March 31, 2003, at the age of 71. Mr. Baker was a former employee of FCH Farms and a resident of Dexter. ...
William Wiley (04/03/03)
William Wiley, a resident of rural Puxico, died April 1, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
G. Becking (04/03/03)
Glendale Lee Becking, son of the late Joseph George Becking and Columbia Belle Cook Becking, was born on Dec. 2, 1927, at Bernie and departed this life in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at the age of 75. ...
Edith Batson (04/03/03)
Edith Christine Batson, the daughter of the late Charles Acie and Cecil Mae Pettus Phares, was born in St. Francis on June 4, 1920, and died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in West Plains at the age of 82. Mrs. Batson had lived in West Plains since 1997. She was a former resident of Granite City, Ill., and Lawton, Okla. ...
Robert Reinbott (04/02/03)
Robert Edward Reinbott, son of the late Charles Reinbott and Clara Chaney Reinbott, was born on Nov. 17, 1925, and departed this life in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Reinbott was a retired farmer and was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. ...
Woodrow Crites (04/02/03)
Woodrow Paul Crites, 81, of Puxico, was born May 30, 1921, at Greenbrier, the son of the late Horace and Dovie Cato Crites, and died April 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Crites had been a farmer and timer worker all of his life. ...
Virginia Bailey (04/01/03)
Virginia Nell Bailey, daughter of the late Richard McCoy and Alma Barbee, was born on Dec. 14, 1925 in Kentucky and died in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Friday, March 28, 2003, at the age of 77. She was united in marriage to Charles R. Bailey and he preceded her in death on Oct. ...
Kenneth Frank (04/01/03)
Kenneth Frank, the son of the late James Walter and Lulu Maupin Frank, was born in Dexter on May 24, 1924, and died on Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 78. Mr. Frank was a retired minister and was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark. ...
Mary C. Homer (04/01/03)
Mary Colleen Homer, the daughter of the late W.C. and Edith Williams Cates, was born in Bloomfield on June 22, 1928, and died Monday, March 31, 2003, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston at the age of 74. Mrs. Homer had lived in Bloomfield for many years and had lived in Dexter from 1966 to 1984. ...
Leroy Mason (04/01/03)
Leroy Mason, of Wahneta, Fla., died of heart failure Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Bartow Memorial Hospital at the age of 69. Born in Kennett on June 24, 1933, he came to Wahneta in 1969. He was a farmer, and he belonged to the New Life Assembly in Wahneta, Fla. ...
Robert Reinbott (04/01/03)
Robert Edward Reinbott of rural Parma died Sunday, March 30, 2003. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published later...
Wanda Morgan (04/04/03)
Wanda Kathryn Lemings Morgan, daughter of Bonnie Pruett Lemings and the late Velvert Jackson "V.J." Lemings of Clarkton, was born April 6, 1937, at Hattieville, Ark., and died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden at the age of 65. ...
Robert Reinbott (04/04/03)
Robert Edward Reinbott, son of the late Charles Reinbott and Clara Chaney Reinbott, was born on Nov. 17, 1925, and departed this life in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Reinbott was a retired farmer and was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. ...
Betty J. Nettler (04/04/03)
Betty J. Nettler, 73, of Advance, entered into rest on April 2, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1930, at Brownwood, the daughter of the late Laurence and Eula Smith Williams. She was united in marriage to Larry Nettler on June 18, 1966, at St. ...
Doug Ashby (04/11/03)
Doug Ashby, son of Regina Patrick Dowdy of Dexter and Alan Ashby of Bernie, was born on Jan. 2, 1987, at Sikeston and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on April 9, 2003 at the age of 16. Doug attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, was a sophomore at Dexter Senior High School where he was a member of F.F.A. ...
Pearl Crawford (04/11/03)
Pearl Crawford, 80, the daughter of the late Jess Hardesty and Minnie Jackson Hardesty, was born Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1923, and died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Advance Nursing Home. Mrs. Crawford had worked for First Baptist Church and First Christian Church of Kennett as caretaker. ...
James Williams (04/10/03)
James T. Williams, son of the late Clarence Williams and Annie Woodard Williams, was born on Jan. 13, 1913, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on April 8, 2003, at the age of 90. Mr. Williams was a former plumbing and heating contractor in Dexter, a former alderman for the Dexter City Council and a resident of Dexter. ...
Charles Houart (04/10/03)
Charles Dean Houart, son of Charles E. and Mary Crabb Houart, was born at Dexter on Feb. 7, 1973, and died at Dexter on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the age of 30. Mr. Houart had spent his life in the Bloomfield community. He had been employed by Walker Construction Company in Dexter the past nine years and was a member of the Ridge Runners Motorcycle Club in Idalia. ...
E. Carpenter (04/10/03)
Everett Carpenter, 88, son of William Henry Carpenter and Cora Montgomery Carpenter, was born Dec. 31, 1914, at Knobel, Ark., and died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Mr. Carpenter was married to Marie Brown on Oct. 3, 1936, at Kennett. ...
Douglas Ashby (04/10/03)
Douglas Ashby, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 16. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
J. Williams (04/09/03)
James T. Williams, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Anna Matthes (04/09/03)
Anna Elizabeth Matthes, daughter of the late Michael Litzler and Mary Dietsch Litzler, was born on Dec. 4, 1916, at Dexter and died in the St. Joseph's Hospital at Kirkwood on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the age of 86. Mrs. Matthes was a member of the former St. ...
C. Houart (04/09/03)
Charles D. Houart, 30, of Bloomfield died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles -Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Jewell Kyle (04/09/03)
Jewell Grace Kyle, daughter of the late Everett Earl McClain and Rose Hall McClain, was born on April 7, 1923, in Bertrand and died on April 5, 2003, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Kyle was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
K. Averett, Jr. (04/09/03)
Kenneth William Averett, Jr., son of the late Kenneth William Averett, Sr., and Gussie Westerfield Averett, was born on May 8, 1929, at Morehouse and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the age of 73. Mr. Averett was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. ...
Jewell Kyle (04/08/03)
Jewell Grace Kyle, daughter of the late Everett Earl McClain and Rose Hall McClain, was born on April 7, 1923, in Bertrand and died on April 5, 2003, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Kyle was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
Francis Blake (04/08/03)
Francis Deloris Blake, daughter of the late Buddy Lacey and Drusilla Richardson Lacey, was born on July 31, 1946, at Gideon and departed this life in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 6, 2003, at the age of 56. Mrs. Blake was of the Pentecostal faith, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie. ...
Jean Mattingly (04/08/03)
Jean Mattingly, the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Essie Mae Pullum Choat, was born in Dudley on June 25, 1935, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on April 7, 2003, at the age of 67. Mrs. Mattingly had lived all her life in the Dudley and Puxico communities. ...
Johnie Baker (04/01/03)
Johnie Baker, a resident of Dexter, died on March 31, 2003 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.