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Obituaries from November 2003

Dennis Darrel Clark (11/28/03)
Dennis Darrel Clark was born on Dec. 26, 1943, in Dexter and passed from this life at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at the age of 59. He is the son of the late Hollie and Sirphenia Wilson Clark. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Louise Shipman on Jan. 13, 1962...
Agnes Alice Stuetz (11/28/03)
Agnes Alice Stuetz, daughter of the late George Elmer Kelley and Elizabeth LaChantz Kelley, was born on Dec. 11, 1902, at Sevier, and died at Mulberry Manor in Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at the age of 100. Mrs. Stuetz was of the Catholic faith, a homemaker, and a resident of Dexter...
Marvin Scott (11/26/03)
Marvin Scott was born in Mississippi on Jan. 20, 1927, and died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Mr. Scott was a former resident of Parma. He moved to Bell City in 1970 where he owned and operated Scott's Grocery. He also was a retired farmer...
Dennis Darrel Clark (11/26/03)
Dennis Darrel Clark was born on Dec. 26, 1943, in Dexter and passed from this life at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at the age of 59. He is the son of the late Hollie and Sirphenia Wilson Clark. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Louise Shipman on Jan. 13, 1962...
Agnes Alice Stuetz (11/26/03)
Agnes Stuetz, a resident of Dexter, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, 2003, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter at the age of 101. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Beck (11/25/03)
Betty Beck, daughter of the late James Sheppard and Nellie Croach Sheppard, was born on May 20, 1930, at New Madrid and died in the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center at Farmington on Nov. 22, 2003, at the age of 73. Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and a resident of Marquand...
Walton Paul Lee (11/25/03)
Walton Paul Lee, the son of the late Wendell Phillip and Bertha Adel Humphreys Lee, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on Feb. 17, 1918, and passed away at his home near Puxico on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the age of 85. Walton had lived in the Puxico area for many years. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church of Puxico...
Anna Chancellor (11/25/03)
Anna Chancellor, daughter of the late Louis Aubrey Boatright and Grace Rackleff Boatright, was born on Nov. 20, 1909, at Nevada, and died at the home of her daughter at Bartlett, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the age of 94. Mrs. Chancellor was the former children's librarian at the Dexter Library, a former member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a current member of the Bartlett Baptist Church, a homemaker, a former resident of Dexter currently residing in Bartlett, Tenn...
Gwendolyn Alsup (11/25/03)
Gwendolyn Alsup, daughter of the late Elvin Stanford and Maudie Johnson Stanford, was born on Jan. 1, 1925, in Jiles County, Tenn., and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Alsup was a nurse for many years and a resident of Dexter...
Donald Ray Farmer (11/25/03)
Donald Ray Farmer, son of the late Hershel "Jack" Farmer and Dolly Wilson Farmer, was born on Aug. 3, 1933, at Senath and died in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the age of 70. Mr. Farmer was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church, the former head ginner at the Stoddard County Cotton Company at Bernie, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and a resident of Bernie...
Doris Caudle (11/25/03)
Doris Caudle, daughter of the late Clyde Sitton and Alma Barker Sitton Rose, was born on March 17, 1929, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the age of 74. She attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a former employee of Stovall's Department Store in Dexter where she served as head of the children's department. ...
Velma "Belle" Tropf (11/24/03)
Velma "Belle" Tropf, 90, of Advance, was born Feb. 14, 1913, at Advance, the daughter of the late Wiley and Carrie Summers Winchester, and died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Mrs. Tropf was a member of the Advance First Baptist Church and the Advance ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. She had worked in the fitting department of the Inland Shoe Factory in Advance for over 32 years...
Margaret A. Carroll (11/21/03)
Margaret A. Carroll, the daughter of Mary Alma Daniels Keller and the late Leonard A. Keller, was born in Quincy, Ill., on July 30, 1929, and died in Yuma, Ariz., on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at the age of 74. Mrs. Carroll had been a resident of Dexter for the past 14 years and had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life. She had retired from the Richland Schools where she was a cook. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7822 Auxiliary and the Bible Way Fellowship Church of Dexter...
Edith May Scism (11/21/03)
Edith May Scism, 87, of Warrensburg, formerly of Dexter, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City. She was born May 6, 1916, near Bloomfield, the daughter of Oscar Franklin Williamson and Ollie Adeline Pry Williamson. Mrs. Scism had been a seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Co. and had owned and operated a fabric shop both in Dexter. She also had been a representative for Merle Norman Cosmetics...
James Riddle (11/21/03)
James Riddle of Holcomb, son of Elmer and Iza Smith Riddle, was born Feb, 1, 1929, in Holcomb and died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at his residence in Holcomb. On Nov. 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Betty Taylor at Piggott, Ark. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Holcomb...
Flora Frymire (11/21/03)
Flora May Frymire, daughter of the late Vader and Sally Pigg Blocker, was born at Grassy on Oct. 28, 1934, and died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at the age of 69. Mrs. Frymire had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Kenneth G. Williamson (11/20/03)
Kenneth George Williamson, the son of the late Frank and Ollie Hobbs Williamson, was born near Bloomfield on Dec. 16, 1926, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Williamson had lived in Bloomfield for many years and was a retired heavy equipment operator with Keaner Gravel Co...
Flora Frymire (11/20/03)
Flora Frymire, age 69, of Bloomfield, died Nov. 19, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Kenneth G. Williamson (11/19/03)
Kenneth G. Williamson, age 76, and a resident of Bloomfield, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Mamie Pearl Dell (11/18/03)
Mamie Pearl Dell, daughter of the late John "Bode" Avery and Tillie Jane Strong Avery, was born on Oct. 22, 1908, at Moark, Ark., and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at the age of 95. Mrs. Dell was of the Baptist faith, a housewife and a resident of Poplar Bluff...
Julia Ann Bascom (11/18/03)
Julia Ann Bascom, daughter of the late James W. Bates and Elizabeth Mayberry Bates, was born on Oct. 21, 1905, in Broseley and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 98. Mrs. Bascom was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Eva Lena Lind (11/18/03)
Eva Lena Lind, daughter of the late Lyman Dillard Graves and Amy Lincoln Graves, was born on Jan. 1, 1929, at Bloomfield and died at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 74. Mrs. Lind worked at the International Hat Factory in Dexter for many years...
Colten Lee Edward Stoker (11/18/03)
Colten Lee Edward Stoker, the son of Ben Stoker and Lacy Eakes, was stillborn at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Surviving are his parents, Ben Stoker and Lacy Eakes of Dexter; one brother, Taylor Jordan Sanders of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Linda and Odell Stoker of Essex; maternal grandparents, James Eakes of Dexter and Tammie Keeler of Dexter; and maternal great-grandparents, Billy and Diane Brooks of Phenix City, Ala...
Mildred Renfro (11/18/03)
Mildred Louise Renfro, daughter of the late Eugene Lane and Ida Mae Cole Lane, was born on Aug. 7, 1933, at Essex and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the age of 70. Mrs. Renfro was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church at Pollard, Ark., the hostess at Bill's Cafe in Bloomfield and the former hostess at the Hickory Log Restaurant in Dexter...
Lois Jewell Campbell (11/18/03)
Lois Jewell Campbell, daughter of the late James P. Weaver and Fannie Jackson Weaver, was born Nov. 30, 1923, in Steele and died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at her residence in Bernie at the age of 79. She had married Taylor Campbell, and he preceded her in death...
Margaret A. Carroll (11/18/03)
Margaret A. Carroll of Dexter died in Yuma, Ariz., due to injuries received in an automobile accident on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Virgil Brittain (11/14/03)
Mr. Virgil Brittain, 89, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born Aug. 12, 1914, in Mt. View, the son of Arthur Monroe and Lenora Brand Brittain, he was a retired farmer, a longtime Blytheville resident, and of the Church of Christ faith...
A look at the candidates (11/13/03)
While I think U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt of St. Louis will be one of the finalists in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee, he's been getting mixed signals over the last couple of weeks. In Iowa, where a number of candidates have declined to run, Gephardt has pulled slightly ahead of Howard Dean...
John D. Rush (11/13/03)
John D. Rush, son of the late Sherman Thomas Rush and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, was born on April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, Ala., and died in the Walker Baptist Medical Center at Jasper, Ala., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 64. Mr. Rush was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, had formerly worked in hotel security, was a former resident of Bernie and a resident of Oakman, Ala...
Wayne Stark Black (11/13/03)
Wayne Stark Black, age 69, a resident of Charleston, died at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Charleston to the late Paul Ramsey and Eunice Stark Black. He served with the U.S. Air Force for nine years and then lived in Blodgett while he was employed with the Sikeston United States Post Office for 40 years. ...
Lois Lovella Evans (11/12/03)
Lois Lovella Evans, age 79, a resident of Bloomfield and formerly of Mississippi County, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. She was born April 24, 1924, in Bear Creek, Ala., to the late John Malcolm and Cora Willis Frix. Having lived in Mississippi County most of her life, she had lived in Bloomfield for the past 23 years and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Mary Duncan Kiefer (11/11/03)
Mary Duncan Kiefer of Advance was born June 18, 1909, in Rombauer, the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Artie Rievley Duncan, and died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 94. She retired from Knapp Monarch in St. Louis as a time keeper. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle...
Alma Jean Fortner (11/11/03)
Alma Jean Fortner, 66, of Zalma, was born May 5, 1937, at Zalma, the daughter of the late Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead, and died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and attended Balch Chapel Church near Zalma...
Ralph W. Cossiart (11/11/03)
Ralph W. Cossiart, son of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossiart, was born at Bloomfield on March 3, 1914, and died at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the age of 89. Mr. Cossiart had been a resident of Paducah the past 25 years. ...
Loren "Bud" Killmer (11/11/03)
Bud D. Killmer, son of the late H.T. Killmer and Laura Lula Waggoner Killmer, was born on Dec. 30, 1934, at Pyletown and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the age of 68. Bud was a charter member of the Friendship Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and the Administrative Board. ...
Jessie Lee Klutts (11/11/03)
Jessie Lee Klutts, a resident of Campbell, was born Feb. 14, 1921, and died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. , at the age of 82. On Sept. 11, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clifford Klutts, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1975...
Corena Sue Williams (11/11/03)
Corena Sue Williams, the daughter Kevin Williams and the late Sarah Denise Williams, was born in Poplar Bluff on July 22, 1999, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the age of four. Surviving are her father, Kevin Williams of Dexter; one sister, Abbigail Williams of Dexter; one brother, Jordan Ray Hatton Williams of Anniston; maternal grandparents, Ron and Sherrie Montgomery of Dexter; Wayne Coonts of West Memphis, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Rayburn and Wanda Williams of Wyatt; maternal great-grandfather, Argus Coonts of Morehouse; maternal great-grandparents, Hubert Don and Mildred Ellis of Dexter; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Merle Grubbs Kinder of Dexter.. ...
Oscar J. "Shorty" Brady (11/11/03)
Oscar J. "Shorty" Brady, the son of the late Marion and Gladys Birmingham Brady, was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark., on Nov. 17, 1926, and died at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the age of 76. Mr. Brady had lived in Bloomfield since 1946. He was a retired concrete construction employee of Jarrell's Concrete Co. in Bloomfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Alma Gray (11/10/03)
Alma Gray, the daughter of the late William Koonce and Alice Franklin Koonce, was born Oct. 9, 1908, in Poplar Bluff, and died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at her residence. She was 95 years old. She had lived in the St. Louis area for several years and owned and operated Gray's Trailer Park in St. Louis County until she retired in 1978. She loved gardening and yard work...
Laura Lazinia Matthews (11/07/03)
Laura Matthews, daughter of the late George Washington Miller and Martha Ann Cooper Miller, was born on Sept. 24, 1912, at Dexter, and departed her life in the Fountainbleau Lodge at Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at the age of 91. Mrs. Matthews was a member of the Sadler's Chapel Methodist and United Methodist Church in Dexter, a member of Walnut Lane Extension Club, a homemaker, and a former resident of Dexter...
Cora M. Brooks (11/05/03)
Cora M. Brooks, 81, of Advance, was born Nov. 25, 1921, in North Fork, Ill., the daughter of the late Abner and Mary Smith Trousdale, and died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. She retired after working 26 years at the Inland Shoe Company in Advance...
Patricia Ann McCauley Pelleschi (11/05/03)
Patricia Pelleschi, daughter of Hobson Eugene McCauley and Grace (Collier) McCauley, was born Sept. 1, 1944, in Kennett and died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at the age of 59. On Sept. 8, 1962, she was united in marriage to Donald Cazares in La Puente, Calif...
Richard E. Martin (11/05/03)
Richard E. Martin of Dexter, formerly of Florida and son of the late Venton E. and Pearl Parks Martin, was born May 19, 1937, and died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield...
Jewell Canada Mier (11/04/03)
Jewell Canada Mier, the daughter of William T. Sheets and Rosa Hughes Sheets, was born Feb. 2, 1919, at Randles and died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at her home in Cape Girardeau at the age of 84. On March 21, 1933, she was united in marriage to Landon F. Mier at Benton, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1997...
Novella Jean Cornelison (11/04/03)
Novella Cornelison, daughter of the late Scott Craft and Carrie Trammell Craft, was born on March 31, 1931, in Lavelle and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at the age of 72. Mrs. Cornelison was a member of the General Baptist Church in Bernie and a resident of Bernie...
William Townsend (11/03/03)
William Townsend, 61, Dexter, was called home by the Lord on Oct. 31, 2003. He was born on Feb. 3, 1942, to the late James and Myrtle Townsend of Fisk. He was united in marriage to Barbara Holyfield on July 1, 1967. Mr. Townsend had been a long time resident of Dexter and a member of the Dudley Community Church...
Fridis Pierce (11/03/03)
Fridis Pierce, son of the late Dan and Ella Womack Perce, was born in Elizabeth, Ark., on Dec. 10, 1910, and passed away at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Oct. 30, 2003, at the age of 92. Mr. Pierce had been a resident of the Bloomfield community since 1940. He was a retired Foreman for Swift and Company in Dexter. On Nov. 30, 1931, he was married to Oletha Collins. She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1983. On Sept. 14, 1985, he was married to Velma Underwood...