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Obituaries from October 2003

Juanita M. Queffenne (10/31/03)
Juanita M. Queffenne, a resident of Sikeston formerly from Dexter, was born June 5, 1941, in Poplar Bluff and died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Colonial Manor in Sikeston at the age of 62. She attended the Church on the Rock in Sikeston. Surviving are one brother, Charles J. Queffenne, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla...
Robbie Taylor (10/31/03)
Robbie Taylor, the daughter of the late George and Vera Turnage Odom, was born in Giltedge, Tenn., on April 26, 1911, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at the age of 92. Mrs. Taylor had been a resident of Essex since 1928. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex. She had been a cook at the Essex and Richland Schools...
Courtney Paige Nelson (10/31/03)
Courtney Paige Nelson, the daughter of Charles Aaron Nelson and Mary Jane Caldwell, was born in Sikeston on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Oct. 29, 2003. Surviving are her parents, Charles Aaron Nelson and Mary Jane Caldwell of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Ed and Debbie Fleming of Dexter and Michael Stacey Nelson of Lemore, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Dallas and Linda Caldwell of Dexter and Doris Phillips of Hobbs, N.M.; paternal great-grandparents, Fern Nelson and Charles Nelson of Lemore, Calif., and Lee and Juanita Smith of Avenal, Calif.; maternal great-grandmother Phyllis Murphy of Dexter; paternal great-great-grandmother, Ruby Lee Smith of Avenal, Calif.; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Davis of Dexter.. ...
Virginia Lee Reed (10/31/03)
Virginia Lee Reed, daughter of the late Oscar Eubanks and Daisey Lee Young Eubanks, was born at Gideon on Dec. 29, 1935, and died in the Alexandria Nursing Care in Gastonia, N.C., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at the age of 67. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and lived in Bessemer City, N.C...
Opal Summers (10/31/03)
Opal Faye Summers, daughter of the late Robert Luke Thompson and Iva Jackson Thompson, was born on Dec. 2, 1937, at Pacola and died at her residence in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at the age of 65. Mrs. Summers was a homemaker and resident of Bloomfield...
Taylor Barnett (10/31/03)
Taylor Barnett, the son of Shaun and Teletia Cole Barnett, was born in St. Louis Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, and died in St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, shortly after birth. Surviving are his parents, Shaun and Teletia Barnett of Sikeston; one sister, Taydriaanna Barnett and one brother, Malkia Barnett, both of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Norman and Portia Cole of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Joe and Lessie Barnett of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Evelena Herrion and Elsie Cole, both of Essex; paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Almeter Marshall of Sikeston.. ...
Fridis Pierce (10/31/03)
Fridis Pierce, of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield at the age of 92. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield...
'Infant' Holden (10/30/03)
Infant Girl Holden, the daughter of Ryan and Sarah Watkins Holden, was born in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital on Oct. 27, 2003, shortly after birth. Surviving are her parents, Ryan and Sarah Holden of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Stephen Holden of Dexter and Sandy Cato of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Stephen and Susan Watkins of Dexter; paternal great-grandparents are Demp and Celeste Holden of Dexter and Ale and Betty Cato of Cape Girardeau; maternal great-grandparents are Ike and Pat Watkins and Floy and Irene Hoffman, all of Dexter.. ...
Robbie Rebecca Taylor (10/30/03)
Robbie Rebecca Taylor, a resident of Essex, died at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late Ira C. Taylor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Hester E. Carter (10/28/03)
Hester E. Carter, the daughter of the late Herman Dortha and Cordelia May Harvey Asher, was born in Bernie on Nov. 18, 1921, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the age of 81. Mrs. Carter had been a resident of Dexter for many years. When her health permitted it, she was active in the Dexter Nutrition Center, the Hospital Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary...
Helen M. Moore (10/28/03)
Helen M. Moore, the daughter of the late John Edward and Stella Mae Elmore Beyerbach, was born in Bloomfield on July 10, 1929, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at the age of 74. Mrs. Moore had lived in Dexter since 1981. She also was a former resident of Fairmont City, Ill., for many years. She was a member of the Community Church in Dudley...
Tyrone Hook (10/28/03)
Tyrone Dale Hook, son of Charles Hook of Webster, Fla., and the late Ann Wood Hook, was born on May 15, 1962, in Michigan and died in the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus at Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the age of 41. He was the owner of a salvage business, a trustee of Dexter Eagles Club FOE #4062 and a resident of Dexter...
Juanita Van Hooser (10/24/03)
Juanita Van Hooser, a resident of Pryor, Okla., was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Aid and died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Salina, Okla., at the age of 86. Mrs. Van Hooser was a member of the First Christian Church in McAlester, Okla. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Cross of Pryor, Okla., Janet Sherbet of Cleveland, Ala., and Karen Van Hooser of Santa Fe, N.M.; one sister, Shirley Spinks of McAlester, Okla.; one brother, Leon Larsen of Dexter; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Bobby Joe Coffer (10/23/03)
Bobby Joe Coffer, son of the late Johnny James Coffer and Lillie Mae Brand Coffer, was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Danville, Ark., and died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, near Buck Snort in Oregon County at the age of 67. On July 21, 1955, he was married to Doris Marie Holbrook in Kennett, and she preceded him in death. On Aug. 7, 1993, he was united in marriage to June Tucker Kent, and she survives of the home...
Charles W. Churchill (10/23/03)
Charles William Churchill, son of the late Paul Churchill and Sybil Hale Churchill, was born on Sept. 29, 1927, at Stuttgart, Ark., and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Churchill was the former owner of Churchill Nursery in Dexter over the past 50 years, one of the first members in the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439, and a resident of Dexter...
Scott Jerls (10/23/03)
Scott Jerls, 27, formerly of Bloomfield, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, in Eureka, Mont. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City and are incomplete at this time.
Charles W. Churchill (10/22/03)
Charles William Churchill, son of the late Paul Churchill and Sybil Hale Churchill, was born on Sept. 29, 1927, at Stuffgart, Ark., and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Churchill was the former owner of Churchill Nursery in Dexter over the past 50 years, one of the first members in the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439, and a resident of Dexter...
Marty Ivester (10/21/03)
Charles "Marty" Ivester, son of Connie Ivester of Jackson and the late Jewell Ivester, was born Sept. 25, 1947, at Poplar Bluff and died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Dolly Varden Mine in Nevada at the age of 56. Mr. Ivester was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam, a mechanical engineer for ATK Thiokol Propulsion and a resident of Riverdale, Utah...
Linda Painton Wilkinson (10/21/03)
Linda Painton Wilkinson, 76, died Sept. 24, 2003, after a brief struggle with cancer. Born on Aug. 21, 1927, she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Scott Wilkinson of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Jean Martinis of Boulder, Colo., and Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson of Los Lunas, N.M.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Wall of St. Louis, and Christine Hodges of Oran; and one brother, Albert Painton of Painton...
Vera Ballard (10/21/03)
Vera Ballard, the daughter of the late Nathan and Lilly Forrest Burchard, was born in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Sept. 17, 1915, and died at the Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn., on Oct. 18, 2003, at the age of 88. Mrs. Ballard had moved to Fisk in the early 1960's and moved to Columbia, Tenn., in March of 2002. She was a member of the Liberty Full Gospel Church in Poplar Bluff...
Charles W. Churchill (10/21/03)
Charles W. Churchill, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Winford Lewis (10/20/03)
Winford Lewis, son of the late James Samuel Lewis and Emma Leona Lee Lewis was born on February 21, 1912 at Flat River, Mo., and departed this life in the Beverly Healthcare at Bloomfield on October 17, 2003, at the age of 91. Mr. Lewis was a retired brick mason, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a resident of Essex...
Sylvia French (10/17/03)
Sylvia French, a resident of Bloomfield and daughter of the late John Wesley and Sadie Beal Sailors, was born in Stoddard County on June 15, 1913, and passed away in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 90...
Cordia E. Abernathy (10/16/03)
Cordia E. Abernathy, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ardie Kirby Leffew, was born in Morehouse on Sept. 8, 1918, and died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 85. Mrs. Abernathy was a resident of the Clearview Nursing Center and had lived most of her life in Morehouse. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Morehouse. She also worked with the Foster Grandparents Program...
Marty Ivester (10/16/03)
Chester "Marty" Ivester, son of Connie Ivester of Jackson and the late Jewell Ivester, was born Sept. 25, 1947, at Poplar Bluff and died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Dolly Varden Mine in Nevada at the age of 56. Mr. Ivester was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam, a mechanical engineer for ATK Thiokol Propulsion and a resident of Riverdale, Utah...
Helen Horton (10/16/03)
Helen Louise Horton, daughter of the late Walter William White and Mary Mayse White, was born Oct. 9, 1926, at Clay Center, Kan., and died in the home of her daughter at Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the age of 77. Mrs. Horton was of the Methodist faith, a former Ombudsman at Vintage Villa nursing Center and Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Mary Frances Bergen (10/15/03)
Mary Frances Bergen, daughter of Ressie Godfrey Yoder from Dexter and the late Elmer Yoder, was born on Dec. 24, 1938, at Clinton, Ark., and died in Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the age of 64. Mrs. Bergen was a waitress at Hickory House in Dexter for many years, affiliated with the Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
James R. Swindell (10/15/03)
James R. "Shorty" Swindell, 72, of Salem, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Osage Beach Health Care Center. He was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Bell City to Charles and Arlie Mae Swindell. In 1950 he married Doris Powers. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver...
Truman Boyd Campbell (10/15/03)
Truman Boyd Campbell, the son of the late Hobert Roy and Ester Crews Campbell, was born in Puxico on Feb. 26, 1924, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the age of 79. Mr. Campbell had lived in Puxico all his life. ...
Dorothy E. Lowrey (10/15/03)
Dorothy E. Lowrey, the daughter of the late Leonard and Nannie Mae Gilliam Lowrey, was born in Houlka, Miss., on Nov. 10, 1930, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the age of 72. Mrs. Lowrey had lived most of her life in Parma. She was a retired postal service employee and a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Helen Horton (10/15/03)
Helen Horton, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the home of her daughter at Poplar Bluff at the age of 77. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Teresa Cooper (10/14/03)
Teresa Gail Cooper of Delta died Oct. 10, 2003, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. On Dec. 7, 1991, Teresa and Brent Cooper were married at their present home in Delta. Survivors include her husband, Brent Cooper, of the home in Delta; her parents, Alvin and Maebell Bradshaw Schearf; a sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Tab Collins; one nephew, Alan Ray Collins, all of Delta; her father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Charlotte Cooper of Bloomfield...
Paul Wethington and Pauline Wethington Clanton (10/14/03)
Memorial services for twin brother and sister Paul Wethington of Encinitas, Calif., and Pauline Wethington Clanton of Shelbyville, Tenn., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. Interment with military rites will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield at 1 p.m...
Willa M. Chasteen (10/14/03)
Willa Mae Chasteen, daughter of the late Fred and Canna Myers Dixon, was born at Dexter on Dec. 1, 1919, and died at Bloomfield on Oct. 12, 2003, at the age of 83. Mrs. Chasteen spent most of her life in the West Pleasant Valley Community. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and the Golden Age Quilting Clubs. Quilting was a big part of her life in her later years...
Hal Robertson (10/14/03)
A military funeral for Hal Robertson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Highway 25 South, followed by a celebration of Hal's life (4:30-6:30) at the Sikeston Country Club, Highway 60 East, in Sikeston...
Truman Campbell (10/14/03)
Truman Campbell, a resident of Puxico, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
Dorothy Lowrey (10/14/03)
Dorothy Lowrey, a resident of Parma, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Parma.
William "Bill" Tumbleson (10/13/03)
William "Bill" Tumbleson, the son of Beulah Jones and the late Victor Tumbleson, was born in Clarksville, Ala., on Dec. 12, 1933, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on July 27, 2001, at the age of 67. Mr. Tumbleson was a retired painter and wallpaper hanger. He was a former resident of Arkansas and Afton before moving to Essex in 1976. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church near Essex...
Theresa Cooper (10/13/03)
Theresa Cooper, a resident of Delta, died at her home in Delta Friday, Oct. 10, 2003. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in
Novella Lois Hinton (10/10/03)
Novella Lois Hinton of Great Bend, Kan., was born Nov. 27, 1916, at Ardeola, the daughter of Edwin and Stella Hopkins Stewart. She died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend, Kan., at the age of 86. On July 15, 1934, she was married to Elvis D. Hinton at Bernie, and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1999...
Jackie Lee Hughes (10/10/03)
Jackie Lee Hughes, son of the late Vernon Hughes and Mary Perry Hughes, was born on April 23, 1936, at Ann Arbor, Mich., and died at his residence in Bernie on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at the age of 67. Mr. Hughes had served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He had worked in the Bernie Public School System for 25 years in the Transportation and Maintenance until his retirement on Dec. 20, 2002. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Northside Baptist Church of Bernie...
Martha Henry (10/10/03)
Martha Elizabeth Henry, 73, formerly of Lilbourn, died Oct. 6, 2003, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1930, at Kennett to the late Elijah and Zula Ursery Masterson, she was formerly employed at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid...
Elsie Fulbright (10/10/03)
Elsie Fulbright, the daughter of the late Andrew Jones and Belle Bailey Jones, was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Senath and died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 88. She married Earl Fulbright, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1967...
In the land of wimps and bullies (10/09/03)
Dear Pat, When you build a fence, you want to make it strong to keep some things in and to keep others out. Ours has to be sturdy enough to confine three dogs, one them a wanderer and another with really big teeth. It has to be solid enough to keep basketball players, bottles and bullets out. Fences don't make good neighbors, they say. On South Lorimier Street, fences make neighborliness possible...
Mary Louise Young (10/09/03)
Mary Louise Young, of 3120 Independence, Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Dexter Sept. 5, 1921, daughter of James R. Howell and Julia Wood Howell. She and Thomas H. Young were married in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 13, 1943...
J.R. James (10/08/03)
Jacob Rance James, Jr., age 85, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at 7:45 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 24, 1918, in Kennett to the late Jacob Rance James, Sr., and Ella Mae Davis James. He owned J.R. James Real Estate Company in Sikeston and was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ...
John David Kimbrel (10/08/03)
John David Kimbrel, son of Frances Lemons Montgomery of Dexter and William Kimbrel of Seneca, was born on Aug. 15, 1959, at Dexter and died at Three Rivers Healthcare, North Campus, in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at the age of 44. He was a truck driver for Heavy Duty Trux in Bloomfield, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Dexter...
Charlie U. Hollis (10/07/03)
Charlie U. Hollis, son of the late Irbin Hollis and Roxie Isabella Wilbanks Hollis, was born Aug. 27, 1919, at Corinth, Miss., and died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett at the age of 84. On Jan. 13, 1940, he was married to Roberta Pauline Parson, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1993...
Helen Gough (10/07/03)
Helen Lucille Gough, daughter of the late William T. Gough and Addie Gillis Gough, was born on April 30, 1918, near Bernie and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at the age of 85. Ms. Gough was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church near Bernie, a homemaker and resident of Bernie...
Maudie Walker Grubbs (10/07/03)
Maudie Walker Grubbs, the daughter of the late Frank and Lora Bean Bell, was born in Dexter on Jan. 17, 1911, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at the age of 92. Mrs. Grubbs had lived in Gray Ridge, spent many years in Detroit and Rochester, Mich., and had moved to Dexter in 1987. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Utica, Mich...
Darrell Young (10/07/03)
Darrell Young, son of Geneva Jean Young of Poplar Bluff and the late Travis Hester Young, was born on Dec. 8, 1952, in Van Buren and died at his residence in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the age of 50. Mr. Young was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Dexter, a former line worker at ArvinMeritor in Dexter, and a member of the Elks Lodge #2439 in Dexter...
Mary Young (10/07/03)
Mary Louise Young, a resident of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
John Kimbrel (10/07/03)
John Kimbrel, a resident of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Dexter, died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, in Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus at Poplar Bluff at the age of 44. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Erma Robertson (10/01/03)
Erma Dee Robertson, daughter of the late Pete House and Mary Frances Gray House, was born March 5, 1924, in Iuka, Miss., and died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 79. In 1939, she was united in marriage to Thomas Wood, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1967...
Nadine Richards (10/01/03)
Nadine Richards, a former resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in the St. John's Medical Center at Springfield at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...