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Obituaries from September 2003

James B. Sonney (09/30/03)
James Byron Sonney, son of the late Oliver Sonney and Mae Graham Sonney, was born on June 1, 1942, in Greene County, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sept. 27, 2003, at the age of 61. Mr. Sonney was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former forklift operator at Stanislaus Food in Modesto, Calif., and a resident of Dexter...
John J. Harrell (09/29/03)
John J. Harrell, the son of the late Nathaniel and Ruby Leigh Powell Harrell, was born in Suffolk, Va., on Jan. 27, 1923, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on July 11, 2002, at the age of 79. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Committal Shelter in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors provided by the Delta Team of Cape Girardeau and the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team...
Lee Shaw (09/29/03)
Lee A. Shaw, the son of James and Mozell Shaw, was born in Parma on Feb. 14, 1960, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the age of 43. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Committal Shelter in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors provided by the Missouri Military Honor Guard...
Aaron F. Martin (09/29/03)
Aaron F. Martin, the son of the late Henry C. and Bracy Deola Gossien Martin, was born in Caraway, Ark., on Dec. 13, 1939, and died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 63. Mr. Martin had retired to Sikeston in 1983, and he moved to Farmington in 1984 where he owned and operated a boarding home for 12 years. He moved back to Bloomfield in May, 2002. He had served 21 years in the U.S. Army where he was a Senior Drill Sergeant...
Jean Martin (09/29/03)
Jean Rogers Williams Martin, daughter of Ellare Holllingsworth Rogers, of Cape Girardeau, and the late Lewis Rogers was born in Poplar Bluff on June 26, 1950, and died on Friday, Sept. 26, at the age of 53. Ms. Martin was a member of the Community Church of Christ at Lowndes, a beautician/stylist at the JC Penny styling salon in Cape Girardeau and a resident of Cape Girardeau...
James B. Sonney (09/29/03)
James Sonney, a resident of Dexter passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 61. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Earl Bennett (09/26/03)
Earl Bennett, the son of the late Nathan and Cora Fox Bennett, was born in Fredericktown on Oct. 19, 1907, and died at his home in Bernie on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the age of 95. Mr. Bennett had lived in Parma before moving to Bernie in 1969. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Bernie...
Elizabeth E. "Betty" Gabb (09/26/03)
Elizabeth E. "Betty" Gabb, 79, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Nanticoke, Pa., died Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y. She was born May 4, 1924, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Philip and Mada Morrison Kuhn...
Maudie Denton (09/26/03)
Maudie I. Denton, 80, of Sikeston, died on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at 8:30 a.m. at her residence. She was born on Jan. 1, 1923, in Kennett to the late Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy. She was a housewife and homemaker and had previously worked at Wilcox Electric Mfg. Co. in Kansas City...
Ines Whitehead (09/25/03)
Ines Whitehead, daughter of the late Pearl and Ed Rines, was born on Nov. 26, 1924, at Naylor and died in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital at Crystal City on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker and a resident of Pevely...
Geneva C. Graham (09/25/03)
Geneva C. Graham, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Baker and Dova Gladys Cox Baker, was born Oct. 13, 1915, at Zalma, and died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 87. On March 19, 1935, she was married to T.E. (Mike) Graham, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1983...
Launita Marie McNeal (09/24/03)
Launita Marie McNeal, daughter of Mildred Arnold Mekan and the late Lawrence Mekan, was born on Sept. 3, 1934, in Stoddard County, and died at Norwood Nursing Center in Huntington, Ind., at the age of 69. She was united in marriage to LeeRoy McNeal on Oct. 17, 1951, and he preceded his wife in death on March 3, 1995...
Lacy Jane Riley (09/23/03)
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, for Lacy Jane Riley, infant daughter of Tommy and Nancy Riley of Portageville. She was stillborn at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003. She is survived by her brother, Richard Clay (R.C.) Riley; her maternal grandparents, Bobby Nored and Joan C. ...
Fred H. Cox (09/23/03)
Fred H. Cox, of Foristell, the son of the late Harvy and Minnie Behymer Cox, was born Dec. 14, 1923 at Kinder and died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital West at Lake St. Louis at the age of 79. He had been retired from Killark Electric in St. Louis where he was a journeyman machinist for 20 years...
Barbara Ann Hampton (09/23/03)
Barbara Ann Hampton, the daughter of the late W. Leslie and Minnie Thurma Burkeen Ethridge, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 11, 1934, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare Center North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the age of 69...
Janece Wilson (09/23/03)
Janece Wilson, the daughter of the late John Monroe and Cordelia Barker Davis, was born in Essex on May 12, 1911, and died at her home in Forest, La., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the age of 92. Mrs. Wilson had lived in Gray Ridge for many years before moving to Forest, La., in 1982...
Charles A. Clodfelter (09/22/03)
Charles A. Clodfelter from Surprise, Ariz., died Wednesday, September 17, in Sun City. He was born on November 4, 1916 in Richland County, Illinois to Mr. And Mrs. W.D. Clodfelter. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1939 and received an MS degree in zoology from the University of Iowa...
Ova Jeanette Smith (09/22/03)
Ova J. Smith, daughter of the late Samuel Obediah Mowery and Amanda Jane Tucker Mowery, was born on March 3, 1914, in Clinton, Ark., and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the age of 89. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, a former seamstress, homemaker, foster parent, former resident of Sikeston and currently residing in Bloomfield...
Billy Joe Stanfield (09/19/03)
Billy Joe Stanfield of Dexter, formerly of Steele, the son of Lottys DePriest Stanfield and the late William (Bill) Stanfield, was born June 14, 1937, and died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 66...
Barbara Ann Hampton (09/18/03)
Barbara Ann Hampton, the daughter of the late W. Leslie and Minnie Thurma Burkeen, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 11, 1934, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare Center North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the age of 69. Mrs. Hampton was a homemaker and had lived in the Poplar Bluff and Gatewood communities for many years. She moved to Dexter this past November and was a member of the Pentecost Church...
Dabney Cooper (09/18/03)
Debney Cooper was born Dec. 4, 1909, at Aid. He was the son of Marcus Lafayette Cooper and Cora Lou Cooper. Debney Shelby was the sixth generation to have his name. He was named after his father's brother. His father, Marcus Lafayette Cooper, owned the first store at Aid as well as the first sawmill. ...
Sonny Glenn Cameron (09/17/03)
Sonny Glenn Cameron, 39, son of Delwin Bernard Cameron and Nora Belle Ferguson, was born Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Louis and died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003. He was married to Stacye Palmer. Interment was held Sept.16, 2003, at Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Rolla...
Clyde Lee Young (09/17/03)
Clyde Lee Young, son of the late John Young and Lola Fowler Young, was born on Nov. 7, 1946, at Dudley and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the age of 56. Mr. Young had been disabled and was a resident of Dexter...
Dabney Cooper (09/17/03)
Dabney Cooper, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Flora Wallace Rohan (09/16/03)
Flora Wallace Rohan, 44, of Puxico, was born Aug. 12, 1959, at Woodriver, Ill., the daughter of the late Oran and Eva Peters Wallace, and died Sept. 13, 2003, at the Puxico Nursing Center. She had worked as a nurse's aide. She was baptized on Aug. 14, 2003...
Naomi Moore (09/16/03)
Naomi Moore, 82, a resident of Malden, the daughter of the late Fred McCoin and Irene Poe McCoin, was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Clarkton and died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden. She was married to Harlan Moore on July 3, 1937, at Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1998...
Clarence Parks (09/16/03)
Clarence Parks, the son of the late John and Goldie Lock Parks, was born in Dudley, on Oct. 15, 1909, and died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter at the age of 93. Mr. Parks was raised in Dudley and moved to Pontiac, Mich., where he was a metal finisher with General Motors. He returned to Dudley in 1972. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dexter...
Rebecca Lambrou (09/16/03)
Rebecca Lambrou, 53, of Scott City, was born July 23, 1950, at Hillsboro, Ore., the daughter of William and Gloudena "Billie" Baker Finnigan, and died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her mother's home. She worked as a social worker for the state of Missouri at Bloomfield...
Lee Shaw (09/16/03)
Lee Shaw, the son of James and Mozell Shaw, was born in Parma on Feb. 4, 1960, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the age of 43. Mr. Shaw was a former resident of Malden and Sikeston and had lived in Poplar Bluff the past nine months. Mr. Shaw was a sergeant with the Missouri Military Honors Program of the Missouri National Guard for the past seven years and had served on 966 military funeral details since 1999...
Joy Long (09/15/03)
Joy Angela Long, 76, Dexter, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 2, 1927 in Flippin, Marion County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Luther Earl and Ida Isadora (Reed) Cunningham. On July 27, 1946, she and Charles Eugene Long were married in Dexter. Charles preceded her in death on June 22, 1999...
Florida Bell Williamson (09/12/03)
Florida Bell Williamson was born June 8, 1916, in Clarendon, Ark., the daughter of Will and Bell Richardson Madden, and died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Malden Medical Home at the age of 87. She was married to Rufus Williamson in 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1982. She later married Johnny Bledsoe in 1991, and he preceded her in death in 2002...
Hal F. Robertson (09/12/03)
Hal F. Robertson, 80, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Piggott, Ark. In 1950, he was united in marriage with Carmen Tallent, who survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter, Tory Robertson Susac; two brothers, John B. Robertson of Kennett and N. Logan Robertson of Dallas, Texas; and several nephews and nieces...
Nancy Lee Wilson (09/12/03)
Nancy Lee Wilson, 53, daughter of Ivan Kardell and the late Norma Bane, was born July 15, 1950, in Pontiac, Mich., and died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at her home in Advance. She was a packer for Horizon Music in Advance and a graduate of Pontiac Northern High School. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Advance...
Jerald L. Nelson (09/12/03)
Jerald L. Nelson, a resident of Arnold, died on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003. Surviving children are Shirley Seward, Janet Keitel and Connie Bramlett. Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis...
Joy A. Long (09/12/03)
Joy A. Long, a resident of Dexter, formerly of Dudley, died on Sept. 11, 2003, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Daisy L. Summers (09/11/03)
Daisy L. Summers, 69, of Zalma, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 28, 1934, in Hiram, the daughter of Joseph and Carrie Hood Hancock. In 1954 she and Paul W. Rohan were united in marriage, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1992. On July 26, 1974, she and Delmer Summers were united in marriage in Kennett, and he survives...
Dessie H. Wallace (09/11/03)
Dessie H. Wallace, a resident of Flint, Mich., daughter of the late J.F. Vincent and Jennie Riddle Vincent, was born on Nov. 7, 1911, at Bernie and died at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc Township, Mich., on Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the age of 91...
Elmer Bostic (09/09/03)
Elmer Ivan Bostic, son of the late Benjamin and Catheryn Knuckles Bostic, was born at Greenville on Jan. 17, 1933, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Sept. 8, 2003, at the age of 70. Mr. Bostic was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. In August of 1950, he was married to Frances Cox...
Michael Lee Crain (09/09/03)
Michael Lee Crain, the son of the late Coy Lee and Frieda Lee Tisdale Crain, was born in Parma on July 25, 1941, and died at the Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the age of 62. Mr. Crain grew up in Parma before moving to Carrier Mills, Ill., where he lived for several years and worked as a maintenance and construction worker in a coal mine before moving to Florida three years ago. ...
Edna M. Hamlyn (09/09/03)
Edna M. Hamlyn, the daughter of the late Elza and Ruby Davis Caldwell, was born in Chaonia on July 27, 1928, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the age of 75. Mrs. Hamlyn had lived in Cahokia, Ill., for several years before moving to Puxico in 1964. She was a retired seamstress, had run a day care in her home, was a librarian at the Puxico Library, and was a volunteer teacher's aide at the Puxico Elementary School...
Wayne King Early (09/09/03)
Wayne King Early, a resident of Bernie and the son of the late Alvie Lester Early and Ruby Rebecca Gill Early, was born on June 4, 1948, at Poplar Bluff, and died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett at the age of 55...
Edith Belle Middleton (09/09/03)
Edith Belle Middleton, 87, of Advance, was born Oct. 6, 1915, at Marston, the daughter of the late John Edward and Mary Edna McCary Coffee, and died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Missionary Baptist church in Leora...
Hal Franklin Robertson (09/09/03)
Hal Franklin Robertson, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements will be published at a later date by Ford & Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau.
Michael Lee Crain (09/08/03)
Michael Lee Crain, 62 and a former resident of Parma, died September 4, 2003 in Naples County Community Hospital in Naples, Florida. He was born in Parma, Missouri, July 25, 1941 and had lived in Florida the past several years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma...
Harold Gene Belcher, Sr. (09/08/03)
Rev. Harold Gene Belcher, Sr., 78, of Poplar Bluff, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Rev. Belcher, son of the late Elbert George and Ella May (Smith) Belcher, was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Dexter. A Baptist minister and retired insurance agent, he was a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church where he was also serving as pastor. ...
Vernon K. Francis (09/05/03)
Vernon Francis, son of the late Joe Francis and Mable Joseph Francis, was born on Nov. 27, 1932, at Frisco, and died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the age of 70. Mr. Francis was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco, a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army, a member of Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis and a member of the Shriners...
Harold Gene Belcher, Sr. (09/05/03)
Rev. Harold Gene Belcher, Sr., 78, of Poplar Bluff, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare, North Campus, in Poplar Bluff. He had been in declining health for the past six months. Visitation is tentatively scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff...
Vernon K. Francis (09/04/03)
Vernon Francis, son of the late Joe Francis and Mable Joseph Francis, was born on Nov. 27, 1932, at Frisco, and died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the age of 70. Mr. Francis was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco, a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army, a member of Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis and a member of the Shriners...
Lena Stroud (09/04/03)
Lena Mildred Baker Stroud, daughter of the late John Baker and Elizabeth Breedlove Baker, was born on April 1, 1919, at Jasper, Ark., and died in the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus at Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the age of 84...