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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obituaries from June 2004

Chester Hopkins (06/30/04)
Chester Hopkins, son of the late Joe and Emma Crenshaw Hopkins, was born at Bloomfield on Jan. 14, 1914, and died at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the age of 90. Mr. Hopkins was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. ...
Debbie Metcalf (06/30/04)
Debbie Young Metcalf, daughter of Dorothy Young of Dexter and the late George Young, was born Oct. 27, 1958, at Dexter and died in her residence at Dexter on Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the age of 45. She was united in marriage to David Metcalf on June 21, 1997, at Dexter. Mr. Metcalf survives of the home in Dexter...
Loretta Jane Wilcox (06/29/04)
Loretta Jane Wilcox, 58, a resident of Howell, Mich., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was born May 11, 1946, in Powe, the daughter of Clarence and Mary Grindstaff Britt. She is survived by her husband, Douglas L. ...
Ioleene Musgrave (06/29/04)
Ioleene Virgene Musgrave, daughter of the late John Frame and Sarah Oliver Frame, was born Sept. 16, 1920, at Ridgemont, Ill., and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the age of 83. Mrs. Musgrave was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Lucy Jane Kelley (06/29/04)
Lucy Jane Kelley, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Jane Terry Pulliam, was born in Doniphan on Feb. 13, 1921, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the age of 83. Mrs. Kelley had lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter areas all of her life and was living in Dexter at this time. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Richard Darcy (06/25/04)
Richard Darcy, 92, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1911, in a borough of Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville...
Lacy Walker (06/25/04)
Lacy Walker, daughter of the late William Penn Hill and Carolyn Berry Hill, was born July 26, 1909, at Ethridge, Tenn., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on July 22, 2003, at the age of 93. Mrs. Walker was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Andrew Franklin Reed (06/24/04)
Andrew Franklin Reed, son of the late Herman Reed and Tessie Owens Reed, was born Dec. 10, 1915, at Powe and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the age of 88. Mr. Reed was a former body shop employee of General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., and a resident of Dexter...
V.A. Sielert (06/23/04)
V.A. Sielert, 75, and a former resident of Dexter, died May 25, 2004, in Westport, Conn. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1946. He lived in Westport, Conn., for 35 years, after residing in California for 23 years. He was a retired director of Loss Prevention for GTE with 40 years of service. An active member of the National Safety Council, Mr. Sielert was also a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and a volunteer at the Pequot Library for 20 years...
Maryln "Sue" Ford (06/23/04)
Maryln "Sue" Ford was born July 16, 1947, in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Earnest and Etta Marie Hovis Abernathy, and died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 56. She was a cook for the Advance school system. She was a member of the Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance...
Dale Lane (06/23/04)
Dale Lane, son of Mary Duncan Lane of Dexter and the late Walter Eugene Lane, was born in Dexter on Feb. 11, 1949, and died in the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, June 21, 2004, at the age of 55. Mr. Lane was a member of the Church of God in Sikeston, a truck driver for Schneider Transport, and a resident of Sikeston...
Walter Dale Lane (06/22/04)
Walter Dale Lane, a resident of Sikeston, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 55. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Lenora Smith (06/22/04)
Lenora Smith, the daughter of the late Luther and Bessie Eaker Gooch, was born in Hornersville on July 18, 1918, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on June 19, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Smith had lived in the Essex area most of her life until moving to Dexter 17 years ago. ...
Diana Lynn Durham McGowan (06/22/04)
Diana Lynn McGowan, daughter of Donald Durham and Marlin Hillyard Durham, was born at Dexter on Feb. 8, 1957, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on June 18, 2004, at the age of 47. She was united in marriage to Jan McGowan on April 26, 1975, in Bernie. To this union, two sons were born...
Sally Ann Smith (06/22/04)
Sally A. Smith, daughter of the late Jessie James Smith and Pearl Marie McCormick Smith, was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Topeka, Kan., and died on Sunday, June 20, 2004, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 55. Ms. Smith was of the Catholic faith, a caretaker for the elderly, and a resident of Des Arc...
Ross B. James (06/22/04)
Ross B. James, son of the late Chester A. James and Walice Rutledge James, was born June 19, 1918, at Jasper, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the age of 85. Mr. James was a member of the Essex First Baptist Church as deacon for the past 54 years. He was a self-employed farmer and a resident of Dexter...
Eddie Samuel White, Jr. (06/22/04)
Eddie Samuel White, Jr., the son of the late Eddie Samuel White, Sr. and emma Peterson White, was born Sept. 17, 1932, at Beulah, Miss., and died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 71. He was a member of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...
William H. Lawson (06/22/04)
William H. Lawson, son of the late John William Lawson and Lillie Davis Lawson, was born in Paducah, Ky., and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Saturday, June 19, 2004. Mr. Lawson was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, a forty-year member of Gideon's International, where he was past-President of Dexter Camp, Past-President of Dexter Kiwanis Club, and a resident of Dexter...
Lanora Blankenship (06/22/04)
Lanora Mae Blankenship, 81, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 26, 1922, at Essex, the daughter of James D. and Clara Belle Trotter Hooks. She and O.D. Blankenship were married in 1942 in Piggott, Ark. He died in March, 1957...
Patty Ann Thomason (06/22/04)
Patty Ann Thomason, daughter of Wilda Horn Menley of Dexter and the late Harry Jack Lamb, was born in Lilbourn on Sept. 3, 1951, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, June 18, 2004, at the age of 52. Mrs. Thomason was a homemaker, attended the Dexter Church of Christ, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Diana L. McGowan (06/20/04)
Diana L. McGowan, a resident of Bernie, passed away on June 18, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 47. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Dale Mecey (06/20/04)
Dale Mecey, 63, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2004. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home at Warner Robins, Ga.; the Reverend Mark Gentry will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home prior to the service, starting at 1:00 p.m...
Dora Bates Warren (06/20/04)
Dora Bates Warren, daughter of the late James Sylvester Bates and Martha Emeline English Bates, was born at Bernie on June 26, 1918, and died Friday, June 18, 2004, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 85. Ms. Warren was a homemaker and a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and lived in Bernie...
Nelrose Douglass Overall (06/18/04)
Nelrose Douglass Overall, daughter of the late John a. Douglass and Cora Caroline Mann Douglass, was born Oct. 4, 1915, at Clarkton and died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at her son's residence in Dexter. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holcomb. She was a retired school teacher from Clarkton...
Thelma Triplett Moss (06/18/04)
Thelma Triplett Moss, daughter of the late John and Lelia Tucker Triplett, was born April 19, 1921, at Gray Ridge and died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Van Buren at the age of 83. She graduated in 1941 from Gray Ridge High School. She was a nurse at Sikeston Hospital for 52 years...
Dora Warren (06/18/04)
Dora Warren, a resident of Bernie, died on Thursday, June 18, 2004, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Norma J. Litzler (06/17/04)
Norma J. Litzler, daughter of the late Fred Litzler and Rosalind Becking Litzler, was born June 22, 1933, at Dexter and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at the age of 70. Ms. Litzler was affiliated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and an office clerk for Civil Service at various governmental installations...
Marion L. Edmundson (06/15/04)
Marion L. Edmundson, the son of the late Samuel and Martha Ann Caldwell Edmundson, was born in Edmonson Community south of Puxico on Oct. 27, 1911, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the age of 93...
J. Floyd Naylor (06/16/04)
J. Floyd Naylor, the son of the late Harmon and Willie Young Naylor, was born in Finger, Tenn., on July 28, 1916, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 87. Mr. Naylor recently moved to Dexter but was a former resident of Milan, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala. ...
Norma J. Litzler (06/16/04)
Norma Litzler, a resident of Dexter died on Monday, June 14, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 70. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sheldon McGregor (06/15/04)
Sheldon McGregor, son of the late Hadley and Cosa Swanner McGregor, was born in Massillon, Ohio, on Jan. 14, 1945, and died with his family at his side at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 59. Mr. McGregor had lived in Michigan before moving to Puxico five years ago. He moved to Ferguson. He was the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Granite City, Ill. He held a Ph.D. in genetics...
Cierra Ingram (06/15/04)
Cierra Ingram, infant daughter of Christine Ingram of Dexter, died on Friday, June 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She is survived by her mother; one brother, Bryce Ingram of Dexter; maternal grandmother, Carla Bogue of Midway, Tenn.; maternal grandfather, Richard Ingram of Troy, Mich.; maternal great-grandfather, Carl Rice of Dexter; and one aunt, Dorothy Ellison of Dexter...
Vincent Steimel (06/15/04)
Vincent A. Steimel, son of the late John A. Steimel and Mary Liekhous Steimel, was born Nov. 29, 1912, at Greeley, Neb., and died in the Mulberry Manor at Dexter on Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 91. Mr. Steimel attended the First Baptist Church of Dexter, was a former Chemical Engineer for Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich., and a resident of Dexter...
Loren Coffey (06/15/04)
Loren Coffey, son of the late Lawrence Coffey and Nora Warren Coffey, was born on Nov. 23, 1915, near Essex and died in the residence of his daughter at Dexter on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 88. Mr. Coffey was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he was a former Sunday School teacher, the former owner of Dexter Coal and Ice Company, the former owner of Coffey Construction Company, the co-owner of Coffey & Camp Lumber Company in Dexter, a 50-year member of Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, a former member of the Dexter Public Schools Board of Education for 33 years, a former board member of the Oakland City College, a member of the Dexter Kiwanis Club and resident of Dexter.. ...
Leo Joseph Lucas, Sr. (06/14/04)
Leo J. Lucas, Sr., son of the late George Lucas, was born July 10, 1915, at Wild Rose, Wis., and died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield at the age of 88. Mr. Lucas was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield...
Edward F. Hoffman (06/14/04)
Edward F. Hoffman, Hyannis, Mass., was born Aug. 7, 1910, and died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Cape Cod Hospital at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Elizabeth Joeckel, on Oct. 28, 1967. In 1969 Mr. Hoffmann moved to Boston, Mass. In 1982, Mr. Hoffmann was one of the first residents at Village at the Fawcett's Pond, Hyannis, Mass., on Cape Cod. He was a life long member of the Lutheran Church, and at his death a member of First Lutheran Church, West Barnstable, Mass...
Jimmie Pullam (06/11/04)
Jimmie Pullam, the son of the late Jesse Lee and Goldie Ellen Carter Pullam, was born near Dexter on May 27, 1935, and died at the Palos Hospital in Palos, Ill., on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the age of 69. Mr. Pullam had lived in Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio before moving to Dexter four years ago. ...
Leo Joseph Lucas, Sr. (06/11/04)
Leo J. Lucas, Sr., son of the late George Lucas, was born July 10, 1915, at Wild Rose, Wis., and died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield at the age of 88. Mr. Lucas was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield...
Rex B. Davis (06/11/04)
Rex B. Davis, the son of the late Oscar B. and Cora Mae Neal Davis, was born in Parma on Oct. 26, 1918, and died at the Gideon Care Center on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the age of 85. Mr. Davis had lived for 45 years in Michigan where he owned and operated three service stations. ...
Harry L. Anderson (06/11/04)
Harry L. Anderson, son of the late Frank Anderson and Effie Treat Anderson, was born Jan. 11, 1934, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the age of 70. Mr. Anderson was a mechanic for Bud Shell Ford in Dexter for 32 years, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439, and a resident of Dexter...
Marvin "Bob" Hill (06/11/04)
Marvin Hill, the son of Harriet McKeller Hill and the late William Hill, was born in Parma on March 12, 1939, and died in Clarkton on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the age of 65. Mr. Hill lived most of his life in the Malden area. He was a retired farm laborer and was a member of the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church near Essex...
Judy Burden (06/10/04)
Judy Sheryl Goode Burden, 55, died June 9, 2004, at her residence in Sikeston after a yearlong battle with colon cancer. She was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Sikeston, the youngest daughter of Hugh and Shirley Landers Goode who survive of Sikeston. She was the beautiful wife of James G. Burden of Sikeston, who survives of the home...
Leo Lucas (06/10/04)
Leo Lucas, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Reba Cunningham (06/09/04)
Reba Cunningham, 95, a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, was born Feb. 8, 1909, at Scott County and died Monday, June 7, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Her husband, E.K. Cunningham, preceded her in death in 1973...
Harry Anderson (06/09/04)
Harry Anderson, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 70. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marvin Hill (06/09/04)
Marvin Hill, 65, a former resident of Essex and Malden, died at his home in Clarkton on Tuesday, June 8, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Leon Laird (06/07/04)
Leon Laird, the son of the late Clyde E. and Martha Rice Laird, was born in Essex on March 23, 1944, and died at his home in Dexter on Friday, June 4, 2004, at the age of 60. He had lived in Dexter and Essex for most of his life. He was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter and had served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith...
Rev. Stanley W. Chambers (06/04/04)
Rev. Stanley W. Chambers of Bridgeton was born July 20, 1915, at Columbus, Ohio, and died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare Center in Dexter at the age of 88. Rev. Chambers was the general superintendent and minister of organized church. He was the general secretary of United Pentecostal Church International for 22 years, a pastor and missionary...
Gracie Marie Mitchell (06/04/04)
Gracie Marie Mitchell, daughter of William Mitchell of Richwoods and the late Beulah Choate Mitchell, was born on July 20, 1954, at St. Louis and died in her residence at Dexter on Thursday, June 3, 2004, at the age of 49. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, an employee of the Dexter Burger King, involved with the activities of the Stoddard County A.R.C., and a resident of Dexter...
Alice Grim (06/02/04)
Alice Grim, the daughter of the late Frank and Mahala Eash Brookshire, was born in Weatherford, Okla., on July 11, 1920, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 31, 2004, at the age of 83. Mrs. Grim had been a resident of Bloomfield for 58 years. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield. She had been a seamstress at the Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield for over 30 years...
Joyce LaVerne Frederick (06/02/04)
Joyce LaVerne Frederick, daughter of the late William Harvey Thompson and Ruby Lee Stacy Thompson, was born June 27, 1943, at Gibson and died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Baptist Hospital at Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 60 On Sept. 8, 1962, she was united in marriage to Darrell Frederick at Kennett...
Wayne Rodery (06/01/04)
Wayne Rodery, son of the late Joe Rodery and Ethel Mae George Rodery, was born at Clay County, Ark., on March 21, 1923, and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Friday, May 28, 2004, at the age of 81. Mr. Rodery attended the Nazarene Church of Bernie and lived in Bernie...
William Anthony Love (06/01/04)
William Anthony Love, of Malden formerly of Clarkton, son of the late William Love and Carrie Lee Robinson Love, was born Sept. 13, 1951, at Blytheville, Ark., and died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Malden Nursing Center. Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Smith of Poplar Bluff and Petrina Love of Malden; five sisters, Pearlie Smith of York, Pa., Brenda Turner of Blyetheville, Ark., Joann Franklin and Jeanette Franklin, both of York, Pa., and Laura Anderson of Milwaukee, Wis.; four brothers, Willie Love of Clarkton, George Jackson of Essex; Winford Love of York, Pa., and Odel Love of Arkansas; and three grandchildren.. ...
Carroll Findley (06/01/04)
Carroll Findley, son of the late Samuel Findley and Barbara Capps Findley, was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Stoddard County and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Monday, May 31, 2004, at the age of 90. Mr. Findley was of the General Baptist faith, the former office manager for the U.S.D.A. Agricultural Service in Poplar Bluff for 40 years, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dudley...
Wilma Lemons (06/01/04)
Wilma Lemons, daughter of the late Olando Smith and Ann Tucker Smith, was born April 21, 1915, at Essex and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Saturday, May 29, 2004, at the age of 89. Mrs. Lemons was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a housewife and resident of Dexter...
Alice Grim (06/01/04)
Alice Grim, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.