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Obituaries from February 2004

Bob Chism (02/27/04)
Bob Chism, a resident of Dexter, died in the Barnes Hospital at St. Louis on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the age of 58. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joseph Vendol Abernathy (02/27/04)
Joseph Vendol Abernathy, 74, and a resident of Morehouse, died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Feb. 27, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Morehouse...
Delmar Winford Garland (02/26/04)
Delmar Winford Garland, son of Jerry Garland and Vevia Pearl Skelton Garland, was born April 27, 1923, at Malden and died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at his residence in Malden. He was a retired sales representative for Ashcraft Wholesale Foods and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II...
Wilma Beulah Adams (02/26/04)
Wilma Beulah Adams, daughter of the late Walter E. Howell and Lelie Smith Howell, was born on Nov. 4, 1906, at Parma and died at her residence in rural Dexter on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the age of 97. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church and a homemaker...
Ruth Marcus (02/26/04)
Ruth Marcus, daughter of the late Harley Schrader and Addie Looney Schrader, was born on April 16, 1924, at rural Fagus and died in her residence at rural Qulin on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the age of 79. Mrs. Marcus was a member of the Fagus General Baptist Church, a retired inspector for Elder Manufacturing in Dexter, a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, a former resident of Dexter and a resident of rural Qulin...
Joseph O. Greene (02/25/04)
Joseph O. Greene, son of Albert Green and Beulah Crafton Green, was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Portageville and died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Crowley Ridge Care in Dexter at the age of 76. Mr. Greene was retired Postmaster of the Bernie Post Office after 26 years and a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in Campbell where he taught Sunday School for several years...
Ruth Marcus (02/25/04)
Ruth Marcus, a resident of rural Qulin, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Wilma Adams (02/24/04)
Wilma Adams, a resident of Bernie, died on Feb. 24, 2004, at her residence in Bernie at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Ola Underwood (02/24/04)
Ola Underwood, the daughter of the late Ben and Nevada Humphrey, was born at Puxico on Jan. 27, 1905, and died in Bloomfield on Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the age of 99. Mrs. Underwood had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Edward Riggins (02/24/04)
Edward Riggins, age 70, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Jefferson Barracks. Mr. Riggins was born Sept. 1, 1933, at Parma. He had lived his early life near Puxico. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of the Korean War. He was married to the former Nadine Tanner...
Mary Norma McCoy (02/24/04)
Mary Norma McCoy, daughter of the late Joseph Grayum and Ethel Jordan Grayum, was born on Feb. 7, 1921, at Powe and died in the Beverly Healthcare of Bloomfield on Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the age of 83. Mrs. McCoy was of the Pentecostal faith, a former housekeeper at Dexter Memorial Hospital and a resident of Dexter...
Bertha Marie Sedrick (02/24/04)
Bertha Marie Sedrick, daughter of the late Ernest Jackson and Clara McFarlen Jackson, was born on Oct. 6, 1923, at Dexter and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the age of 80. Mrs. Sedrick was a member of the General Baptist Church at St. Louis where she played the piano and taught Sunday School. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Bertha Sedrick (02/23/04)
Bertha Sedrick, 79, of Dexter, died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 20, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeffrey Adams (02/23/04)
Jeffrey Alan Adams, 28, was born at St. Charles, Mo., on Feb. 3, 1976, the son of Bobby G. Adams and the late Marcena Elaine Walker, and died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 at his residence in Poplar Bluff. Adams was a machine operator for Mid-continent Nail Corporation at Poplar Bluff and a resident of the Poplar Bluff community...
Bertie Bush Sitz (02/23/04)
Bertie Bush Sitz, 90, of Advance, was born Oct. 21, 1913, at Swinton, the daughter of the late Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers, and died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and attended the Bell City Assembly of God Church...
Ola Underwood (02/23/04)
Ola Underwood was born at Puxico on Jan. 27, 1905, and died at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the age of 99. Mrs. Underwood had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. She was a housewife and member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Vernis P. Whitehead (02/23/04)
Vernis P. Whitehead, a resident of Memamora, Mich., formerly of Pontiac, Mich., was the son of the late William and Suda Crump Whitehead, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the age of 80. Mr. Whitehead served his country in World War II. He retired from GM Truck Division, Pontiac, Mich., as a group leader. He was a member of Dryden Wesleyan Church...
Leon M. Hall (02/20/04)
Leon M. Hall, the son of the late William and Dora Phillips Hall, was born in New Madrid on June 11, 1918, and died at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 85 years. Mr. Hall had lived all of his life in Tallapoosa and New Madrid. He was a retired farm laborer. He was a member of the V.F.W. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in New Guinea, the Philippines Liberation and Luzon. He was awarded three bronze stars...
Helen Northington (02/19/04)
Helen Northington, daughter of the late Joseph Warren Rinabarger and Elenor Springer Rinabarger, was born Nov. 8, 1922, at Des Moines, Iowa, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the age of 81. Mrs. ...
Leon M. Hall (02/19/04)
Leon M. Hall, age 85, a resident of New Madrid, died at the New Madrid Nursing Center in New Madrid Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Parma.
Helen Northington (02/18/04)
Helen Northington, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Dorothy Ann Hart (02/18/04)
Dorothy Ann Hart, 64, of Bell City, was born July 3, 1939 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy May Pickens Young, and died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was secretary for Schott Farms. She had also been a construction worker, truck driver, and the secretary of the Pike Township. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Dorothy June Close (02/18/04)
Dorothy June Close, the daughter of Louise Burton and the late James Burton, was born in Senath on June 12, 1950, and died at her home in Dexter on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the age of 53. Mrs. Close had lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Hatton, N.D.; and Niceville, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1991. She was a retired information management technician with the U.S. Air Force and had served for 20 years. She was a member of the Faith Community Church of Dudley...
Bill Rickman (02/18/04)
Billy Joe Rickman, son of the late Fred and Myrtle Ford Rickman, was born at Senath, Mo., on July 22, 1930, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on February 13, 2004 at the age of 73. Mr. Rickman was a resident of Bloomfield, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, and taught Sunday School there for 20 years. He was a retired employee of Purolator in Dexter and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict...
Florence B. Miller (02/18/04)
Florence B. Miller, the daughter of the late Snowden and Maggie Ellen Carter Bailey, was born in Dexter on Nov. 25, 1902, and died at the Gideon Care Center on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the age of 101. Mrs. Miller had lived in the Dexter area all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter where she attended the Delphenia Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Walnut Lane Goodwill Club...
Francis Xavier Lyons (02/18/04)
Francis X. Lyons, son of the late John Lyons and Rose Herbeck Lyons, was born on April 7, 1931, at Omaha, Neb., and died on Jan. 28, 2004, in the Cypress Point Health Care Center in Dexter at the age of 72. Mr. Lyons was a resident of Dexter. Survivors include one son, John Lyons; one step-son, Kevin Fluharty of Alabama; one daughter, Rose Mooneyhan of Oldsmar, Fla.; one brother, Chuck Lyons of Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren...
Freemond "Bud" Fuwell (02/18/04)
Freemond "Bud" Fuwell, the son of the late Roy Gilbert and Icy Marie Jerls Fuwell, was born in Portageville on May 9, 1937, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 15, 2004, at the age of 66. Mr. Fuwell had lived most of his life in Bloomfield. ...
Karlene Cambron (02/18/04)
Karlene Cambron, the daughter of the late Richard Wooten and Vienna Ruth Heflin Bryant, was born in Rose Hill on Sept. 16, 1914, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the age of 89. Mrs. Cambron had lived in the Morehouse area most of her life. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Morehouse...
Helen Prince (02/16/04)
Helen Prince, daughter of the late Luther Smith and Eula Beasley Smith was born on March 22, 1911 at Dyersburg, Tennessee, and died at the Three River Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff on February, 13, 2004, at the age of 92. Mrs. Prince was a homemaker and a resident of Bloomfield...
Lillie Honey (02/16/04)
Lillie Honey, daughter of the late Mack Cochran and Minnie Riley Cochran, was born on November 29, 1912 at Newport, Arkansas, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on February 13, 2004 at the age of 91. Mrs. Honey was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter for 27 years and a resident of Dexter...
Bill Rickman (02/16/04)
Billy Joe Rickman, son of the late Fred and Myrtle Ford Rickman, was born at Senath, Mo., on July 22, 1930, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on February 13, 2004 at the age of 73. Mr. Rickman was a resident of Bloomfield, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, and taught Sunday School there for 20 years...
Kevin Davis (02/12/04)
Kevin DeWayne Davis, son of Joyce Wilkey Link of St. Louis and the late DeWayne Davis, was born on July 13, 1960, at St. Louis and died in the Evergreen Health Care Center at Encinitas, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the age of 43. He was a Master Chef in the San Diego, Calif., area...
John E. "Jack" Overbey (02/11/04)
John E. "Jack" Overbey, a resident of Newbern, Tenn., was the son of the late John C. and Juanita Veatrice Hicks Overbey, was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Memphis, Tenn., and died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at his residence at the age of 63. He was a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church where he had served as chairman of the administrative board. ...
Earlene Smith (02/10/04)
Earlene Smith, 84, of Advance, was born Nov. 30, 1919, at Itawamba County, Miss., the daughter of the late Oscar and Sarah Dulany Johnson, and died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ in Advance...
Julia Ann Burke (02/10/04)
Julia Ann Burke, daughter of the late Gabe A. Pointer and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer, was born on Nov. 1, 1913, in Bernie and died in The Greens Creekside Healthcare Center at Kansas City on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the age of 90. Mrs. Burke was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church since 1937, loved to express herself by playing and singing music, and was a former resident of Bernie...
Julia Ann Burke (02/09/04)
Julia Ann Burke, a former resident of Bernie, died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at The Green's at Creekside Health Care Center in Kansas City at the age of 90. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, from 5-8 p.m...
Edna Aline Green (02/06/04)
Edna Aline Green, daughter of the late James William and Carrie Gamble Hawkins of Advance, was born June 9, 1918, in Advance and died in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Green had lived in the Advance and Bloomfield area most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith...
Ella Mae Smith (02/06/04)
Ella Mae Smith, daughter of Mary Celestia Owen Smith of Dexter and the late Oscar William Smith, was born Sept. 5, 1926, at Dora and died at her residence in Dexter on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the age of 77. Ms. Smith was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a resident of Dexter...
Rachel Cardella Stephens (02/05/04)
Rachel Cardella Stephens, daughter of the late James C. Barton and Sarah Jane Shaw Barton, was born March 22, 1911, at Greely, and died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Lester Stephens on Sept. 12, 1931, at Caruthersville, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1985...
Julia A. Burke (02/05/04)
Julia Ann Burke, a former resident of Bernie, died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at The Green's at Creekside in Kansas City at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Ella Mae Smith (02/05/04)
Ella Mae Smith, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 4, 2004, at her mother's residence in Dexter at the age of 77. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Helen "Tudy" Smothers (02/04/04)
Helen "Tudy" Smothers, daughter of the late Marion J. Smothers and Gretta Parker Smothers, was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Bernie and died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the age of 77. Mrs. Smothers was a former operator for Bell Telephone Company, a resident of Florissant for the past 35 years, and a former resident of Bernie...
James L. Pepper (02/04/04)
James LeVar Pepper, son of the late Earl B. Pepper and Hattie Tucker Pepper, was born June 29, 1917, at Bloomfield and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the age of 86. Mr. ...
LVara Walker (02/03/04)
LVara Walker, daughter of the late Thomas Clarence Burnett and Tiney Bollinger Burnett, was born on Aug. 5, 1919, at Marble Hill and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the age of 84. Mrs. Walker attended the A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter; she was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
James L. Pepper (02/03/04)
James L. Pepper, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Floy Gruen (02/02/04)
Floy Jones Gruen, 90, formerly of Lilbourn, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in New Athens, Ill. She was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Canalou, the daughter of the late Leslie Logan and Coela Greer Arbuckle. She was a grade school teacher; during her teaching career, she taught in Charter Oak, Canalou, Kendell, St. ...
Alfred D. Hobbs (02/02/04)
Alfred Denzil Hobbs, 77, of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff after an illness of two months. Mr. Hobbs was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Kansas City. He was an Army Veteran, having served as a prison guard for war crime P.O.W.'s in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945. ...