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Obituaries from May 2004

Joseph W. "Joe" Howard (05/28/04)
Joseph W. "Joe" Howard, son of the late Charles Wesley and Octie Vandora May Howard, was born in Essex on Nov. 3, 1944, and died at his home in Dexter on Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 59. Mr. Howard had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was a Baptist and had served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1963-1970. He was a Sergeant and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW, the Elks Lodge, the N.A.F.C., and the N.A.H.C...
Elder Barney Dixon (05/27/04)
Elder Barney Dixon, son of the late Shorty Dixon and Lily Dixon, was born on Sept. 2, 1943, at Jacksonville, Fla., and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 60. Elder Dixon was the minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at Circle City and the founder of Haiti Missions for Apostolic Church International, had done mission work in Honduras and Tonga; was an ordained minister serving churches in Eastman, Ga., Clellum, Wash., and Queets Indian Reservation at Queets, Wash., and Moberly; was the owner of Express Courier Service serving banks in Dexter, Sikeston, Caruthersville, and Portageville; a veteran of the United States Army; and a resident of Essex.. ...
Elmer R.L. Raymond (05/27/04)
Elmer R.L. Raymond, 71, of Gosnell, Ark., and formerly of Bernie, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born June 24, 1932, in Scott County, the son of Ernest Rodney and Lillie Beatrice Raymond, he had been a resident of Gosnell for the past year. He was a farm worker and was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints...
Doris M. Davis (05/26/04)
Doris M. Davis, 86, daughter of the late James Walter Ponder and Myrtle Lenore Hill Ponder, was born Jan. 22, 1918, at Desloge and died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Bloomfield...
Barney B. Dixon (05/26/04)
Barney B. Dixon, a resident of Essex, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 60. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Joesph W. "Joe" Howard (05/26/04)
Joseph W. "Joe" Howard, a resident of Joyce Lane in Dexter, died Wednesday, May 25, 2004, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billy J. Walpole (05/25/04)
Billy J. Walpole, son of Larry and Mary Cowgur Walpole, was born Aug. 21, 1972, at Kissimmee, Fla., and died at his home in Dexter on Friday, May 21, 2004, as a result of injuries received in an accident. Mr. Walpole had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community but had lived in Dexter the past three years. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Morehouse and was employed at Good Humor Ice Cream in Sikeston...
Hubert Dale Hudgens, Jr. (05/25/04)
Hubert Dale Hudgens, Jr., son of Hubert Dale Hudgens, Sr., and Debra Bagy Hale, was born at Dexter on Dec. 14, 1975, and died in Dexter on Friday, May 21, 2004, as a result of injuries received in a home accident. Mr. Hudgens had spent most of his life in the Dexter community. He had worked as a machine operator for Good Humor Ice Cream in Sikeston for the past four years. He was a 1994 graduate of Bloomfield High School and a graduate of Lynn Tech College...
Dollie Jones Jenkins (05/25/04)
Dollie Jones Jenkins, daughter of the late John Harry Clark and Mary Jane Husk Clark Finley, was born Aug. 11, 1918, at Vanduser and died in her residence at Dexter on Friday, May 22, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter, a retired seamstress for Inland Shoe Company, and a resident of Dexter...
Marion "Peggy" Stoll (05/25/04)
Marion "Peggy" Stoll, daughter of the late Edward S. Rogers and Anna Mae Gibson Rogers, was born on June 7, 1911, at Lyons, Kan., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Monday, May 24, 2004, at the age of 92. Mrs. Stoll was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, bookkeeper at Dexter High School for 18 years, secretary for Dexter Board of Education, and a resident of Dexter...
Walter Joseph (05/25/04)
Walter Joseph, son of the late Charles Edgar Joseph and Lula Allstun Joseph, was born on April 2, 1918, in Stoddard County and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the age of 86. Mr. Joseph was of the Protestant faith, a retired farm laborer and a resident of Dexter...
Letha P. O'Dell (05/24/04)
Letha P. O'Dell, the daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Robinson Martin, was born near Dexter on Nov. 18, 1908, and died at the Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Friday, May 21, 2004, at the age of 95. Mrs. O'Dell had lived in Dexter all her life. She had worked at Elder Manufacturing for 27 years. She was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Doris M. Davis (05/24/04)
Doris M. Davis, 86, daughter of the late James Walter Ponder and Myrtle Lenore Hill Ponder, was born Jan. 22, 1918, at Desloge and died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Bloomfield...
Jeffrey Floyd Crawford (05/24/04)
Jeffrey Floyd Crawford, son of Helen Beaird Crawford of Gideon and the late Otis Crawford, was born Feb. 5, 1967, in Hayti, and died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at his residence in Malden at the age of 37. He was united in marriage on March 10, 1989 to Nichelle Crawford in Oklahoma City, Okla., and she survives of the home...
June Lendon Stroup (05/24/04)
June Lendon Stroup, son of the late Harvey and Nellie Keating Stroup was born at Bloomfield on June 20, 1922 and passed away at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on May 21, 2004 at the age of 81. Mr. Stroup had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community and was a member of Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla. On September 18, 1943 he was married to Norma Gean Phillips...
Dollie Jones Jenkins (05/24/04)
Dollie Jones Jenkins, a resident of Dexter, passed away on May 22, 2004 in her residence at Dexter at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Hubert Dale Hudgens, Jr. (05/24/04)
Hubert Dale Hudgens, Jr., of Bloomfield passed away May 21, 2004 as a result of injuries in an accident in a home in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Billy Wapole (05/24/04)
Billy Walpole, of Dexter, passed away as a a result of injuries received in an accident at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Elmer Hopkins (05/21/04)
Elmer Hopkins, a former resident of Bloomfield, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Letha O'Dell (05/21/04)
Letha O'Dell, 96, and a resident of Dexter, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Lloyd Jacob Urick (05/20/04)
Lloyd Jacob Urick, the son of Mary Urick Barber and the late Lloyd Solomon Urick, was born in Paw Paw, Mich., on April 19, 1955, and died at his home in Dexter on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at the age of 49. Mr. Urick was a former resident of Michigan and had resided in Dexter the last nine years...
Terry Lynn Eaton (05/19/04)
Terry Lynn Eaton, the son of the late Chester and Sylvia Scowden Eaton, was born in Dexter on Sept. 16, 1960, and died in Alexandria, La., on May 15, 2004, at the age of 43. Mr. Eaton was a former resident of Oak Lawn, Ill., and had resided in Dexter from 1997 to 2003 before moving to Alexandria, La. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1979 to 1983...
Joseph W. Mitchell (05/19/04)
Joseph W. Mitchell of Sheridan, Ark., known to his family and friends as "Joe" or "Mitch", was born Aug. 1, 1944, at St. Louis, the son of the late Melvin Eugene and Lois Imogene Reynolds Mitchell. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, worked in Building Maintenance for Kids First in Little Rock and was a member of the RMR Hunting Club...
Ona Kelso (05/19/04)
Ona Kelso, 93, of Advance, was born Oct. 15, 1910, at Bell City, the daughter of the late Perry and Bertie Bollinger Hickerson, and died May 17, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Center in Dexter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Bloomfield...
Jerry B. Fowler (05/18/04)
Jerry B. Fowler, a long-time resident of Highland, Mich., died at his home Friday, May 14, 2004, after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 64. He is the beloved husband of Glenda; father of Steve and family, Jeff and family, Greg and family, Gerald and family, and Sherri and family; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Evelyn) Fowler; and three sisters, Inez Peterson, Madelene Westmoreland, and Judy Gainer...
Ada Evelyn Gregory (05/18/04)
Ada Evelyn Gregory, the daughter of the late K.G. and Ida Bell Baker Pyle, was born in Acorn Ridge on Aug. 29, 1902, and died at the Salem Care Center in Salem on Friday, May 16, 2004, at the age of 101. Mrs. Gregory was a resident of Stoddard County most of her life. She had lived in the Puxico area from 1947 until 2000 when she moved to Salem...
Elizabeth "Bootie" Triplett (05/18/04)
Elizabeth "Bootie" Triplett, daughter of the late Everett Cecil Gibson and Kathern Musgrave Gibson, was born on Dec. 20, 1939, at Bernie and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the age of 64. Mrs. Triplett was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, the bookkeeper for the family farm for many years and a resident of Dexter...
Nana Hodges (05/14/04)
Nana Hodges, daughter of the late Elihu Jones, Sr., and Bethany McAlister Jones, was born on Jan. 10, 1928, at Clarksville, Ark., and died on Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Mrs. Hodges attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Grace Reed (05/14/04)
Grace Reed, daughter of the late Joseph Ledbetter and Maude Mock Ledbetter, was born on July 17, 1906, at Huntsville, Ark., and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 97. Mrs. Reed was a former resident of Hemet, Calif., and was currently residing in Dexter. She attended the Church of Christ and was a former waitress and cook for many years...
Edna Barks (05/14/04)
Edna Barks, the daughter of the late Peter Shade and Gladys Hefner Rodgers, was born in McGee on Nov. 10, 1919, and died at Elder Care of Marble Hill on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 84. Mrs. Barks retired from Bussman Fuse after 25 years. She moved to McGee and later to Puxico. ...
Jewel Talkington (05/14/04)
Jewel Talkington, the daughter of the late Benjamin Washington and Martha Ellen Duvall Turner, was born in Moreland, Ark., on Aug. 12, 1907, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the age of 96. Mrs. Talkington was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter since 1946. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Edna Barks (05/13/04)
Edna Barks, the daughter of the late Peter Shade and Gladys Hefner Rodgers, was born in McGee on Nov. 10, 1919, and died at Elder Care of Marble Hill on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 84. Mrs. Barks retired from Bussman Fuse after 25 years. She moved to McGee and later to Puxico. ...
Nana Hodges (05/13/04)
Nana Hodges, daughter of the late Elihu Jones, Sr., and Bethany McAlister Jones, was born on Jan. 10, 1928, at Clarksville, Ark., and died on Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Mrs. Hodges attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Grace Reed (05/13/04)
Grace Reed, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Beulah Tumbleson (05/12/04)
Beulah Tumbleson, the daughter of the late Elihu, Sr., and Bethany McAlister Jones, was born in Hagarville, Ark., on Feb. 23, 1913, and died at the Miner Nursing Center on Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the age of 91. Mrs. Tumbleson had lived in Arkansas, moved to Missouri in 1942, and then moved to Essex in 1967. She was a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church near Essex...
Robert Lee (05/12/04)
Robert Edward Lee, Sr., 67, of Bell City, was born Feb. 9, 1937, at Advance, the son of Pauline Marie Sears Lee of Bell City and Ted C. Lee, and died Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home. He was a retired construction worker. He was a graduate of New Harmony High School in New Harmony, Ind...
Nana Hodges (05/11/04)
Nana Hodges, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, may 11, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Ruby Ann Tibbs (05/11/04)
Ruby Ann Tibbs, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Ella Mae Blair Provance, was born in Clarkton on March 7, 1927, and died at Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the age of 77. Mrs. Tibbs had lived most of her life in Dexter. She had attended the First General Baptist Church in Dexter when her health permitted. She had been a laundry worker at the Dexter Nursing Center of many years before her retirement...
Sue Trivitt (05/10/04)
Sue Trivitt, daughter of the late Steve and Dollie Stone, was born on Aug. 28, 1920, at Mountain Home, Ark., and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Friday, May 7, 2004, at the age of 83. Mrs. Trivitt was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at Malden, a homemaker and a resident of Malden...
Delores Williams (05/07/04)
Delores L. Williams died on Thursday, May 6, 2004, after a battle with cancer. Mrs. Williams was born in BeeBee, Ark., but spent the last 14 years of her life in Kingsport, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ahleen Godfrey. She is survived by her husband, Ron Williams; two children, Shelly Moore and Paul Williams; and three grandchildren. ...
Ruby F. Ashcraft (05/06/04)
Ruby F. Ashcraft, 91, of Brownwood, was born July 1, 1912, in Brownwood, the daughter of the late Lyman and Elsie Taylor Pritchett, and died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brownwood General Baptist Church and the Missionary Society...
Curtis L. Speer (05/05/04)
Curtis L. Speer, 82, of Paris, Tenn., was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Zalma, the son of the late Willie and Mandy Eaker Speer, and died May 3, 2004, in Paris, Tenn. He had worked as a general supervisor for the Emerson Electric Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II...
James F. Walker (05/05/04)
James F. Walker, son of the late Frank and Mary Ethel Lawrence Walker, was born June 1, 1926, and died on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the age of 77. Mr. Walker spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community where he worked as a self-employed barber for approximately 32 years...
Winnie McCanne (05/05/04)
Wilma "Winnie" McCanne, daughter of the late Robert Bland Kemp and Anna Virginia Dawson Kemp, was born on June 11, 1919 in Calloway County and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the age of 84. Mrs. McCanne attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, was a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary, a volunteer at the Dexter Senior Center, a member of the D.A.V., a member of the Dexter Eagles club #4062, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Georgia Birchfield (05/04/04)
Georgia Hester Birchfield, daughter of the late Luther Monroe Taylor and Florence Alnora Chase Taylor, was born July 9, 1915, near Essex and died at her residence in Dexter on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the age of 88. Mrs. Birchfield attended the Cane Creek Christian Church, was a member of the Golden Age Quilting Club, a member of the Dexter Heritage House Association, a homemaker and resident of Dexter...
Charles Lee Wilcox (05/04/04)
Charles Lee Wilcox, 43, of Qulin, was born July 2, 1960, at Jacksonville, Ill., the son of Norma Evans Lucas and the late Holland Wilcox, and died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home. He was a member of Oglesville General Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Norma Lucas of Wappapello; one son, Charles Wilcox, II, of Qulin; one daughter, Danielle Wilcox of St. ...
Duane R. Huston (05/04/04)
Duane Huston, son of the late Robert Huston and Shirley Shephard Huston, was born on Feb. 20, 1959, at Rock Island, Ill., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, May 3, 2004, at the age of 45. Mr. Huston was a former police officer with the Lilbourn Police Department, a former truck driver for Gibbs Transportation in Bloomfield, a member of the A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter, and a volunteer fireman with the Bloomfield Fire Department...
James Walker (05/04/04)
James Walker, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
W. Max Bollinger (05/03/04)
W. Max Bollinger, 86, of Bell City, was born Sept. 29, 1917, at Bell City, the son of the late Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger, and died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was the owner of The Bell City Store for 58 years. He was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church and Bell City Lakeville Masonic Lodge. He was a charter member of the Bell City Rotary Club for 54 years with perfect attendance. He was also the former alderman and mayor...
Erma Bockhold (05/03/04)
Erma Bockhold, daughter of the late Joseph Guethle and Pauline Melcher Guethle was born on June 20, 1913 at Ste. Genevieve and departed this life in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on April 30, 2004 at the age of 90. Mrs. Bockhold was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Sodality, a homemaker and resident of Dexter...
Georgia Birchfield (05/03/04)
Georgia Birchfield died on May 1, 2004 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.