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Obituaries from December 2003

Vanita Conner (12/31/03)
Vanita Conner, daughter of the late Nathan Simpson Noyes and Katy Louisa Freeman Noyes, was born on June 16, 1922, at Sikeston and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the age of 81. Mrs. Conner was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Dexter, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #311 and a resident of Dexter...
Elsie Cooper (12/31/03)
Elsie Cooper, daughter of the late Thomas Goolsby and Nettie Hogg Goolsby, was born on Nov. 11, 1914, at New Madrid and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the age of 89. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Opal Woodruff (12/31/03)
Opal Woodruff, daughter of the late David and Betty McElrath, was born on Aug. 26, 1919, in Arkansas and departed this life in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Dec. 30, 2003, at the age of 84. Survivors include one son, Rev. Lester Clayton of Dexter...
Oden Van Edwards (12/31/03)
Oden Van Edwards, son of the late Oden Vernon Edwards and Lola Anderson Edwards was born on Oct., 10 1920 at Dexter and departed this life in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Dec., 30 2003 at the age of 83. Mr. Edwards was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired farmer and carpenter, a veteran of the United States Army Air Force serving in World War II and a resident of Dexter...
James C. Morse (12/31/03)
James C. Morse, son of the late Allen Morse and Myrtle Whitehead Morse, was born on May 25, 1929, at Powe, Mo. and departed this life at his home in Dorsey, Ill. on Dec. 28, 2003, at the age of 74. Mr. Morse and his wife owned and operated the Morse Auction Company for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving in World War II, a 30 year member of the Bethalto Lodge #406, a member of the Ainad Shrine Temple, and a resident of Dorsey, Ill...
Albert Sidney Johnson, Jr. (12/30/03)
Albert Sidney Johnson, Jr., son of the late Albert Sidney Johnson, Sr., and Anna Mae Smith Johnson, was born on June 10, 1925, at Bernie and died at his residence in Bernie on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the age of 78. Mr. Johnson was a retired farmer, a member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge, Malden American Legion, Dexter Elks Lodge #2439 and a resident of Bernie...
Mabel M. Dinkens (12/30/03)
Mabel M. Dinkens, 87, of Grassy, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 4, 1916, at Hahn, the daughter of the late Earl and Dora Shell Hendershott. She and Theodore Gaines were married, and he preceded her in death. On Dec. 15, 1950, she and L.B. "Dick" Dinkens were married, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1993...
Velva A. Morris (12/30/03)
Velva A. Morris, the daughter of the late Ben and Lillie Dykes Hardy, was born in Alpena, Ark., on Sept. 26, 1916, and died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the age of 87. Mrs. Morris had lived in Arkansas and Bloomfield for many years. She moved to St. Louis for 20 years before moving to Dexter 22 years ago...
James Barry Finklea (12/30/03)
James Barry Finklea, son of the late John Edwin Finklea and Tera Gwen Godwin Finklea, was born on July 13, 1916, at Blytheville, Ark., and died in the Murray Calloway County Hospital at Murray, Ky., on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the age of 87. Mr. Finklea was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a land owner and farmer. ...
Lottie Cantrell-Phillips (12/30/03)
Lottie Cantrell-Phillips, the daughter of the late Howard Leamon and Nora Lee Gribble Cantrell, was born in Marston on July 8, 1947, and died at her home in Desoto on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the age of 56. She had lived most of her life in Aquilla before moving to Desoto three months ago. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Missouri Veterans Home until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Glenna Bridges (12/30/03)
Glenna Edna Bridges, daughter of the late Robert Horn and Lula Tucker Horn, was born on May 23, 1920, at Success, Ark., and died in the Lakeshore Wedgewood Nursing Center at Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bridges was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a homemaker, a former resident of Dexter currently residing at Brentwood, Tenn...
Vanita Conner (12/30/03)
Vanita Conner, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Essie Cooper (12/30/03)
Essie Cooper, a resident of Bernie, died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Glenna Bridges (12/29/03)
Glenna Bridges, a former resident of Dexter, passed away on December 26, 2003 in the Lake Shore Wedgewood Nursing Center at Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Earl Adams (12/29/03)
Earl Adams, a resident of Dexter, passed away on December 26, 2003 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sidney Johnson (12/29/03)
Sidney Johnson, a resident of rural Bernie, passed away on December 26, 2003 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Shelton Rhodes (12/29/03)
Shelton Rhodes, long-time resident of the Southeast Missouri area, died Dec. 25, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Rev. Keith Garland, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, will be officiating at the services and assisting will be Pastor Jack Allen...
Marvin Jones (12/29/03)
Marvin E. Jones, son of the late J. Tribble Jones and Ora Walker Jones, was born on June 8, 1921, at Bernie and died in his residence at Kansas City on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 82. Mr. Jones was a member of the Ballwin Baptist Church at Ballwin, a retired administrative law judge for the Envionmental Protection Agency in Kansas City, a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in World War II where he received three purple hearts, a resident of Kansas City formerly of Dexter and Ballwin.. ...
Gene Carpenter (12/29/03)
Kirby Gene Carpenter, son of the late Herby Carpenter and Catherine Walker Carpenter, was born Aug. 13, 1930, at Dudley and died at the residence of his daughter at Oxford, Mich., on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 73. Mr. Carpenter was a former inspector for Pontiac Motors at Pontiac, Mich., a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and a resident of Dudley...
Rick L. Jones (12/29/03)
Rick L. Jones of Redlands, Calif., died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Redlands, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jones; two children, Christy and Matthew Jones; one grandchild; father Leon Jones of Dexter; and one brother, Steve Jones of Dexter...
Hello, 2004! That was the year that was (12/26/03)
Many years ago there was a television show that was called "That Week Was The Week That Was". It was a favorite around our house, and I can remember the little opening jingle - it was a catchy ditty. Well, now the year 2003 is almost the "year that was", and it seems that the changing of the calendar is always a good time to sit back and take stock of just where we as a community have been in the last 12 months...
Altie Corlew (12/26/03)
Altie Corlew, daughter of the late William Thomas Rose and Lura Kemmett Rose, was born on Aug. 13, 1912, at Laff, Ark., and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 91. Mrs. Corlew was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a former employee of Elder manufacturing Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
E. Lucile Tanner (12/26/03)
E. Lucile Tanner, 87, of Doniphan, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, in St. Louis County. Mrs. Tanner was born July 23, 1916, in Dexter to the late James and Ada (Hopkins) Hender and had lived in Doniphan and Poplar Bluff where she graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1934. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Doniphan and a past board member of the Doniphan Nutrition Center...
Gene Carpenter (12/26/03)
Kirby Gene Carpenter, a resident of Dudley, died on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the home of his daughter in Oxford, Mich., at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marvin Jones (12/26/03)
Marvin Jones, a former resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, in the Garden Village at Kansas City at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Devan Ray Henry (12/24/03)
Devan Ray Henry, infant son of Dewayne and Stacy Lutman Henry, was born and died at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003. Survivors include his parents, Dewayne and Stacy Lutman of Dexter; two step-sisters, Enyssa and Zoie Henry of St. James; his maternal grandparents, Chris and Barbara Linder Lutman of Bloomfield; his paternal grandparents, Louie Henry of St. James, and Mary Martin of Dexter...
Mildred E. Smith (12/24/03)
Mildred Smith, a former resident of Bernie, died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the age of 101. She was born March 18, 1902. She was united in marriage to John C. Smith. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1961...
Richard A. Smith (12/24/03)
Richard A. Smith, the son of Chester and Rachael Williamson Smith, was born in Dexter on May 20, 1955, and died on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his home in Dexter at the age of 48. Mr. Smith had lived in Dexter all his life. He graduated from Three Rivers Community College with an associates degree...
Jesse Neal (12/24/03)
Jesse Lee Neal, the son of William A. and Clara Lowery Neal, was born in Bell City on June 21, 1919, and died on Dec. 23, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 84. Mr. Neal had lived in Blytheville, Ark., and St. Louis but had spent most of his life in Dexter. ...
Dona W. Thompson (12/24/03)
Dona W. Thompson, the daughter of the late William J. and Susie Weaver Warbritton, was born in Green County, Ark., on Oct. 31, 1912, and died at her home in Dexter on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the age of 91. Mrs. Thompson had lived in Arkansas and Missouri. ...
David B. Warren (12/24/03)
David B. Warren, age 62, died at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003. He was born in Flint, Mich., fourth child of Newton Warren and Odis Durham Warren. David and his brothers and sisters were raised in Stoddard County by their grandparents, W.B. and Cora Warren...
Dona W. Thompson (12/23/03)
Dona W. Thompson, resident of Dexter, died at her home Dec. 22, 2003, at the age of 91. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at the Church of Christ in Dexter. A complete obituary will follow later. Visitation will be at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter Friday...
Mildred E. Smith (12/23/03)
Mildred Smith, a resident of Dexter, died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the age of 101. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cloetta "Corky" Razer (12/23/03)
Cloetta "Corky" Razer, the daughter of the late Herb and Leora Brewington Oliver, was born in Canalou on July 29, 1937, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 66. Mrs. Razer had lived most of her life in the Essex area. She was a Baptist and had worked at Purolator for 19 years...
Mildred Williams (12/23/03)
Mildred Williams, the daughter of the late Elmer and Bessie Purcell Sanders, was born in Grayridge on June 26, 1935, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 68. Mrs. Williams had lived in Essex most of her life...
Willena Daniel (12/23/03)
Willena Daniel, the daughter of the late Louie E. and Novella Varble Sielert, was born in Leora on Jan. 3, 1917, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 86. Mrs. Daniel had lived most of her life in the Dexter area. ...
Verna Marie Roberts (12/23/03)
Verna Marie Roberts, of Wappapello, was born Feb. 4, 1932, at Ellsinore the daughter of Edith Cates Carter and the late Joseph Lloyd Carter of Puxico, and died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau at the age of 71...
Naidene Marie Sherman (12/22/03)
Naidene Marie Sherman, 71, of Advance, was born Oct. 18, 1932, at Brownwood, the daughter of the late Fred and Violet Black Phelps, and died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker, and she had worked at Morgan Funeral Home as a receptionist for three years. She was a graduate of Advance High School and a member of the Advance First Baptist Church...
Dewayne Acton (12/19/03)
Dewayne Berl Acton, son of Faye Tracy Acton of Kirksville and the late Elder Walter P. Acton, was born on Feb. 19, 1929, at Davis County, Iowa, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the age of 74...
Dewayne Acton (12/18/03)
Dewayne Acton, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marcia Kinder (12/18/03)
Marcia Kinder, 90, of Painton, was born Nov. 5, 1913, at Ullin, Ill., the daughter of the late Gabriel and Georgia Goodman Rendleman, and died Dec. 15, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and a member of Mesler Baptist Church. She was also a 1932 graduate of Bell City High School...
Howard Payne (12/18/03)
Howard J. Payne, 70, of Sikeston, died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 28, 1933, son of the late Alonza Edgar and Sarah Frances Griffen Payne, he lived all of his early life in Morehouse, where he attended elementary and high school. ...
Anna M. Mitchell (12/17/03)
Anna M. Mitchell, the daughter of the late Johnie Jackson and Olar Ward Burleson, was born in Oklahoma on Feb. 13, 1921, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the age of 82. Mrs. Mitchell had lived in Catron and Lilbourn the past thirty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron...
Louise Tucker (12/16/03)
Eva Louise Tucker, daughter of the late Willie Stephens and Dollie Mason Stephens, was born on Jan. 10, 1924, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 79. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the First Assembly of God Church at Bernie, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Agnes Walls (12/16/03)
Agnes Walls, the daughter of the late John and Sarah Gobble Gouldman, was born in Puxico on Nov. 6, 1919, and died at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the age of 84. Mrs. Walls had lived most of her life in Parma. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco...
Loran O. Creasy (12/16/03)
Loran O. Creasy, the son of the late Nolan and Shirley Hale Creasy, was born in Dexter on Nov. 5, 1941, and died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden at the age of 62. Mr. Creasy had lived in Parma most of his life. Visitation will be held after 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Frances L. Sobba (12/16/03)
Frances L. Sobba, 90, of Hatton, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003. She was born on Dec. 21, 1912, in Advance, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Lula (Raver) Rainey. On Jan. 8, 1934, she was united in marriage to William Sobba, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1999...
Eva L. Eskew (12/16/03)
Eva L. Eskew, the daughter of the late William Albert and Edith Edna Moore Martin, was born near Bloomfield on Feb. 1, 1913, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 90. Mrs. Eskew had lived all of her life in the Dexter area. She attended the Sweet Prospect Church and was a Gold Star Mother...
Paul Julian (12/16/03)
Paul Julian, the son of the late Guy Elvis and Hazel Marie Lasater Julian, was born in Grayridge on Feb. 13, 1927, and died on Dec. 14, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Mr. Julian had lived in Grayridge most of his life. He was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church...
Luther Burns Jr. (12/16/03)
Luther Burns, Jr., son of the late Luther Burns and Laverne Cavness Burns, was born on Oct. 19, 1938, at Parma and died in the St. Luke's Hospital at St. Louis on Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 65. Mr. Burns was of the Baptist faith, a former truck driver for Elfrink Truck Lines, currently the alderman for the north ward in the City of Bloomfield, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Eva L. Eskew (12/15/03)
Eva L. Eskew, the daughter of the late William Albert and Edith Edna Moore Martin, was born near Bloomfield on Feb. 1 , 1913, and passed away at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 90. Mrs. Eskew lived all of her life in the Dexter area. She attended the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church and was a Gold Star Mother...
Candace Selleck (12/15/03)
Candace A. Selleck, the daughter of Ann and Mac Mallory and the late Howard Gosnell, was born in St. Louis on July 12, 1952, and died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the age of 51. Mrs. Selleck was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter all her life. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter and a graduate of Dexter High School...
Nevadell Whitehead (12/15/03)
Nevadell Whitehead, daughter of the late Floye and Cassie Proffer, was born July 1, 1922, and died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Waterford, Mich., at the age of 81. She was married to Avery Whitehead on July 1, 1940. She was a member for many years at Silver Lake Church of the Nazarene where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She was the former manager of the Laurel Valley Townhouses; and in her free time she enjoyed growing violets in her garden...
Luther Burns (12/15/03)
Luther Burns a resident of Bloomfield passed away on Dec. 12, 2003, in St. Luke's Hospital at St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and wil be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Lou Partenberry (12/12/03)
Betty Partenberry, daughter of the late Jack Gunter, was born on Jan. 1, 1929, in Hayti and died at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 73. Mrs. Partenberry was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. She was united in marriage to Leva Partenberry on Aug. 16, 1956, at Hernando, Miss. Mr. Partenberry preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1984...
Betty Lou Partenberry (12/11/03)
Betty Lou Partenberry, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in the Select Specialty Hospital at St. Louis at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Pauline Patrick Jennings (12/11/03)
Pauline Patrick Jennings, 88, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in St. Vincent Hospital in Indiana. Mrs. Jennings was born on May 31, 1915, in Avert to the late George Alfred and Edith (Combs) Patrick. Her childhood was spent in Stoddard County where she attended Beech Grove School...
Charles E. Krewson (12/11/03)
Charles Eugene Krewson, son of the late Edward Krewson and Lena Rhinehart Krewson, was born on April 24, 1939, at Knobview and died in the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center at St. Louis on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 64...
Charles Krewson (12/10/03)
Charles Krewson, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center at St. Louis at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Norma Lee Stovall (12/10/03)
Norma Lee Stovall, 70, of Bell City, was born June 13, 1933, at Morley, the daughter of the late Bud and Gert Pratt Watkins, and died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bell City Assembly of God Church...
Michael Ray Jennings (12/10/03)
Michael Ray Jennings, son of Charlie E. Jennings and the late Jewel Sandusty Tryon, was born on April 27, 1954, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the age of 49. Mr. Jennings was a farmer and active member of Powe Gospel Church of Powe serving as a board member. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Violet E. Wheeler (12/10/03)
Violet E. Wheeler, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Harriett Rosabelle Lafferty Brinson, was born in Hunterville on July 30, 1905, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the age of 98. Mrs. Wheeler had lived most of her life in Grayridge. ...
Jeremy Burnside Merritt (12/10/03)
Jeremy B. Merritt, son of Frank B. Merritt and Linda Fay Palmer Merritt, was born Feb. 25, 1975, at Washington, D.C., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 28. Besides his parents, Frank and Linda Merritt of Bernie, other survivors include one daughter, Savannah Paige Merritt of Bernie; one brother, Robert Dean Merritt of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Joyce Ann Weaver of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Ann Palmer of Bernie; and his paternal grandmother, Jean Merritt of Mims, Fla.. ...
Jacob Whittemore (12/09/03)
Jacob Whittemore, son of Melisa Hartley Elkins of Dexter and Jeremy Whittemore of Dexter, was born May 21, 2003, at Poplar Bluff and died in the St. Louis Children's Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at the age of six months. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Cody Elkins of Dexter; one sister, Caitlyn Whittemore of Dexter; his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Hartley; his maternal step-grandfather Robert Smith of Bernie; his paternal grandmother, Sherry Whittemore of Dexter; his paternal step-grandfather, Larry Carnell of Dexter; one aunt, Stacey Johnson of Dexter; three uncles, Robert C. ...
Irene Dillard (12/09/03)
Irene Dillard, daughter of the late Sam McDonald, was born Jan. 26, 1924, at Bethany, Miss., and departed this life in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 79. Mrs. Dillard was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Dudley. She was united in marriage to Troy Dillard Nov. 26, 1938, at Cotton Plant, Miss. Mr. Dillard preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1988...
Mattie Lee Reams (12/09/03)
Mattie Lee Reams of Dexter, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 90. She was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of the late Edward Lee and Martha Jane Barns Roney. She was united in marriage to the late Emmett Lee Reams on Dec. 6, 1933, and to this union four children were born...
Rev. Ralph W. Elkins, Sr. (12/09/03)
Rev. Ralph W. Elkins, Sr., the son of the late James T. and Dovie Merriman Elkins, was born in Anna, Ill., on July 4, 1920, and died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 83...
Mary Olene Miller (12/09/03)
Mary Olene Miller, the daughter of the late Rainey L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, was born in Naylor on Nov. 17, 1925, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Miller had lived in Dexter for 39 years before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1987. She was a retired employee of Elder Manufacturing and a member of the Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff...
Michael R. Jennings (12/09/03)
Michael R. Jennings, a resident of Bernie, died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 49. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jeremy Bunside Merritt (12/09/03)
Jeremy B. Merritt, son of Frank B. Merritt and Linda Fay Palmer Merritt, was born Feb. 25, 1975, at Washington, D.C., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 28. Besides his parents, Frank and Linda Merritt of Bernie, other survivors include one daughter, Savannah Paige Merritt of Bernie; one brother, Robert Dean Merritt of Bechley, W.Va.; his maternal grandmother, Ann Palmer of Bernie; and his paternal grandmother, Jean Merritt of Mims, Fla...
Cora M. Brooks (12/09/03)
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 Nov. 3, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. She retired after working 26 years at the Inland Shoe Company in Advance...
Gertrude Leonidas Buckley (12/09/03)
Gertrude Leonidas Buckley, the daughter of Guy Leonidas Hall and Mollie Sue Beck Hall, was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Campbell and died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Charlie B. Buckley, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1988...
Violet E. Wheeler (12/09/03)
Violet E. Wheeler, age 98, and a lifelong resident of Gray Ridge died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Alma Elli (12/09/03)
Alma Ellis as born Dec. 29, 1919, in Grayridge to the late Albert and Winnie Clevenger Stephens and died Monday, Dec. 8, at 12:35 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center at the age of 83. Alma lived for the last 26 years in Lilbourn. She had also lived in the Grayridge, Parma, Barnes Ridge areas of Southeast Missouri. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Nevadell Whitehead (12/09/03)
Nevadell Whitehead, daughter of the late Floye and Cassie Proffer, was born July 1, 1922, and died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Pontiac, Mich., at the age of 81. She was married to Avery Whitehead on July 1, 1940. She was a member for many years at Silver Lake Church of the Nazarene...
Jacob Whittemore (12/08/03)
Jacob Whittemore, a resident of Dexter, passed away on December 4, 2003 in the St. Louis Children's Hospital at St. Louis at the age of 6 months. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Anna Elizabeth Moody (12/05/03)
Anna Elizabeth Moody was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Wood River, Ill., and died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Current River Nursing Center in Fairdealing at the age of 81. She was a member of Fairview Church of God. On Sept. 23, 1940, she was united in marriage to William Allen Moody in Newton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1990...
Charles Lee McDonald (12/05/03)
Charles Lee McDonald, son of Rube Lee and Ruth Batson McDonald, was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Magness, Ark., and died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He graduated from Malden High School, received his Masters of Science Degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro; began his teaching career at Woodland R4 School District until his retirement in 1982...
Gary Lee Miller (12/04/03)
Gary Lee Miller, the son of Earl and Esta Lee Gillis Miller, was born in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 16, 1952, and died at the St. Johns Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 51. Mr. Miller had lived in Dexter all his life. He was of the Baptist denomination...
Thelma Harris (12/04/03)
Thelma Harris, daughter of the late Samuel Newton Williams and Ollie Stafford Williams, was born on Oct. 15, 1919, at Bloomfield and died at her residence at Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 84. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and resident of Dexter...
Albert Rice (12/04/03)
Albert LeRoy Rice, son of the late Harry LeRoy Rice and Elizabeth Mummey Rice, was born on July 7, 1913, at Marysville, Ohio, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the age of 90. Mr. Rice was a former machinist for Detroit Aluminum at Bell Fountain, Ohio, and a resident of Dexter...
Orville Floyd Swinger (12/04/03)
Orville Floyd Swinger, a resident of Williamsville formerly of Kennett, was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Parma and died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff at the age of 77. He was a self-employed farmer. On May 12, 1944, he was married to Opal Willine Brown, and she survives of the home...
Gary Lee Miller (12/03/03)
Gary Lee Miller of Dexter, died at the St. Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 51. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Thelma Harris (12/03/03)
Thelma Harris, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in her residence at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bill Layton (12/02/03)
Bill B. Layton, son of the late W.B. Layton and Elsie Tuttle Layton, was born on May 2, 1923, at Malden and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the age of 80. Mr. Layton was a retired truck driver for Campbell 66, a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving with the 1901st Aviation Engineers in World War II, involved in the invasion of Okinawa, a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter...
Gladys Theo "Peggy" Baker (12/02/03)
Gladys Theo "Peggy" Baker, a resident of Poplar Bluff, the daughter of the late P.O. Beasley and Dolly Parr Beasley, was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Windfield, Ala., and died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden at the age of 83...
Emma Kinder (12/02/03)
Emma Kinder, age 90, of North Richland Hills, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003. She was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Bernie. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Elder Manufacturing. She was a member of Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. Mrs. Kinder is survived by one son, Jim Kinder of North Richland, Texas; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren...
Charlie D. Laminack (12/01/03)
Charlie D. Laminack, the son of the late George lee and Essie Mae Coley Laminack, was born in Heflin, Alabama on Dec. 9, 1935 and died on Nov., 27, 2003 at his home in Shepherd, Texas, as the age of 67. Mr. Laminack was a former resident of Morehouse before moving to Texas where he has lived for many years and worked at the Ideal Cement Company before his retirement. Mr. Laminack served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was of the Pentecostal Faith...
Lonnie Dodson (12/01/03)
Lonnie Dodson, son of the late Homer Alexander Dodson and Bessie Alice Wilburn Dodson, was born on March 18, 1944, at Marston and died at his residence at Essex on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 59. Mr. Dodson was a former automobile mechanic, a veteran of the United States Army service in the Vietnam War and a resident of Essex...
Glenn L. LaRue (12/01/03)
Glenn L. LaRue, 83, of 901 Grant St., Eldorado, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Dexter to Charles B. and Anna Barker LaRue, Sr. On Dec. 26, 1938, he married Louise Foushee, who preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2002...
Shirley H. Miller (12/01/03)
Shirley H. Miller of Dudley, the daughter of the late Herbert Marvin and Leota Joiner, was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Rombauer and died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus . She had lived in the Fisk, Rombauer, and Dudley area most of her life...