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Obituaries from August 2004

Lynn Wilson (08/31/04)
Lynn Wilson, of Pollard, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. He was born Dec. 25, 1950, at Poplar Bluff, the son of Lyman Theodore Wilson and Sydney Lomax Wilson. On Sept. 18, 1993, he and Sharon Umfleet were united in marriage at Holcomb...
Lesley Jean Lancaster (08/30/04)
Lesley Jean Lancaster, 57, of Bloomfield, was born July 13, 1947, at Painton, the son of Clarisa Stewart Lancaster and the late Robert Lancaster, and died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Regional Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He retired after working 30 years as an assembler for the Chrysler Corp. in St. Louis. He was a 1965 graduate of Bell City High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War...
Vivian Louise Kincade (08/30/04)
Vivian Louise Kincade of Bethalto, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the age of 79. She was born April 16, 1925, in Dexter to the late Crat and Nellie (Metcalf) Brown. She married Melford R. "Bub" Kincade on June 21, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2003...
Harold W. "Bud" Chapman (08/30/04)
Harold W. "Bud" Chapman, better known to his friends as Hubcaps, was the son of the late Clarence and Laudie Garner Chapman, was born in Hunterville on April 16, 1933, and died at his home in Essex, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the age of 71. He had lived in Essex the past 49 years. He was a graduate of Vanduser High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was co-owner of Chapman and Vaughn Fabricating and Steel Supply Co. in Dexter and was an avid fisherman and hunter...
Harold W. "Bud" Chapman (08/27/04)
Harold W. "Bud" Chapman, 71, a resident of Essex, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at his home in Dexter. He was co-owner for many years of Chapman and Vaughn Fabricating and Steel Supply Co. in Dexter until his retirement. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Virgie M. LaRue (08/27/04)
Virgie M. LaRue, the daughter of the late Henry and Ella Miller Lanning, was born in Matthews on April 30, 1905, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the age of 99. Mrs. LaRue had lived in Stoddard County all her life and had lived in Bloomfield for many years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Betty S. Schatte (08/27/04)
Betty S. Schatte, 69, of Advance was born Dec. 29, 1934, at Biggers, Ark., the daughter of the late Harry and Myrtie Yancy Kuykendall and died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and attended Zalma General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1957, she and Charles Schatte were united in marriage at Hernando, Miss., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2002...
Jeffrey Ray Martin (08/25/04)
Jeffrey Ray Martin, the son of Jackie Terrell and Kurt Steiner, was born in Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 23, 1990, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at the age of 14. He had lived in Rockford, Ill., and had lived in Wappapello the past three years. He was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 416 in Wappapello and was a ninth grade student at Puxico High School. He loved fishing, attending boy scout meetings and playing with his dog...
Mary McDannel (08/24/04)
Mary McDannel, daughter of the late Thomas and Neva Frances Ray, was born in Essex on June 23, 1924, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at the age of 80. Mrs. McDannel was raised in the Essex community, had lived in Marion, Ill., for several years before moving to Poplar Bluff. She moved to Dexter in 1995. She was a member of the Methodist Church...
Betty Dunning (08/24/04)
Betty Sue Dunning, daughter of the late Edward McMillion and Virgie Griffin McMillion, was born on July 22, 1935, at Malden and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare of Dexter on Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at the age of 69. Mrs. Dunning attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, was a former seamstress for International Hat Company in Dexter and was a resident of rural Dexter...
Hobert Carl Leadbetter (08/24/04)
Hobert Carl Leadbetter, 73, of Silex, was born July 26, 1931, at Scopus, the son of the late Elsworth and Sadie Barks Leadbetter, and died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. He was a retired machinist at McDonald Douglas in St. Louis. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Ruby Cullum (08/24/04)
Ruby Cullum, daughter of the late Calvin Williams and Pearl Elizabeth Flynn Williams, was born March 29, 1934, at Dongola, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the age of 70. Mrs. Cullum attended the Word of Faith Church in Bernie, was a former employee of Swift and Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Edna Dirickson Montgomery (08/24/04)
Edna Dirickson Montgomery, daughter of the late John and Myrtle Williams Short, was born in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 25, 1913, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at the age of 90. Mrs. Montgomery had lived in Puxico since 1970 and had previously lived in Qulin and Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Our FUBAR legal system (08/23/04)
The military loves its acronyms. And when I was in the Air Force, we had an acronym to describe anything that was irretrievably unsatisfactory: FUBAR, for "Fouled Up Beyond All Recovery." Generally, as I saw it used, it referred to some system on our oldest-in-the-Air-Force F-4s we had on Okinawa in the late 1970s. But the term could apply equally well to what passes for a legal system at every level in our country...
Juanita Elnora Lewis (08/23/04)
Juanita Elnora Lewis, a resident of Bernie, the daughter of Samuel Carl McGee and Alberta Gladys Crowell McGee, was born Nov. 7, 1936, at Holcomb and died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Circle City Pentecostal Church...
Iva L. Andersen (08/23/04)
Iva L. Andersen, 78, of Puxico, was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Scott County, the daughter of the late Leslie and Edith Mann Medlin, and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She had worked for VNA as a housekeeper. She also attended Kinder General Baptist Church...
Ruby Cullum (08/23/04)
Ruby Cullum, daughter of the late Calvin Williams and Pearl Elizabeth Flynn Williams, was born March 29, 1934, at Dongola, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the age of 70. Mrs. Cullum attended the Word of Faith Church in Bernie, was a former employee of Swift and Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Charles Edward Standridge (08/23/04)
Charles Edward Standridge, son of the late Samuel and Lois Sparks Standridge was born at Lamar, Ark., on July 6, 1940 and died at his home in Bloomfield on August 20, 2004 at the age of 64. Mr. Standridge had been a resident of Bloomfield the past 35 years. He was a farmer and retired in June 2003 from Nestle Purina Company near Bloomfield. On February 22, 1964 he was married to Wanda Kem...
Ruby Cullum (08/20/04)
Ruby Cullum, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 70. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Regina Haney (08/20/04)
Regina Haney, daughter of Eugene Haney and Kathryn McFall Haney of Dexter, was born on Feb. 9, 1949, at Cape Girardeau and died at her sister's residence in Dexter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the age of 55. She was a Registered Nurse Manager for Tyson Foods in Dexter, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Lula Mae Hutchison (08/20/04)
Lula Mae Hutchison, 84, a resident of Malden, the daughter of the late Jesse David Blanton and Addie Pipkins Blanton, was born July 10, 1920, at Malden and died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Malden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On Jan. 31, 1940, she was united in marriage to Perry Hutchison at Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1994...
Mary Louise Shelton (08/20/04)
Mary Louise Shelton, 87, the daughter of C.C. and Sarah Elizabeth Crabtree, was born Oct. 5, 1916, at Clarkton, and died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Malden. She had been a cook at Malden School and a nursing home supervisor. She was of the Baptist faith...
Frankie Haley (08/19/04)
Frankie Mae Haley, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Morehouse, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Mildred (Pennington) Spurlin. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Scott City and had been a business owner and waitress before retiring...
Wayne Campbell (08/19/04)
Captain Wayne Campbell, USMC Retired, son of the late Harry and Josephine McCloud Campbell, was born at Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 20, 1943, and died Aug. 16, 2004, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Mr. Campbell was a retired Captain of the United States Marine Corp. ...
Dora "Jackie" Mayberry (08/19/04)
Dora "Jackie" Mayberry, the daughter of the late John Willie and Rhoda Steward Moore, was born in Stoddard County on May 20, 1916, and died at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at the age of 88. Mrs. Mayberry had lived in Stoddard County all her life and had lived in Bloomfield for several years. She was of the General Baptist faith...
Regina Haney (08/19/04)
Regina Haney, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Dexter at the age of 55. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Wayne Campbell (08/18/04)
Wayne Campbell of Bloomfield died at his home in rural Bloomfield on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Ben Kruse (08/17/04)
Ben Kruse, son of Charles and Pam Rodgers Kruse of Dexter, was born on Aug. 7, 1976, at Sikeston and died near Bloomfield on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, as a result of injuries received in a four-wheeler accident at the age of 28. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a territory sales manager for Philip Morris U.S.A., a member of the Missouri State Babe Ruth Championship team in 1993, a former pitcher for the Dyersburg State College baseball team for two years, a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a resident of Dexter.. ...
Richard Miller (08/17/04)
Richard L. "Dick" Miller, 66, of Jackson died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Bushnell, Ill., the son of Russell Max and Mable Lucille Sanders Miller. He and Mary F. Foote were married Aug. 5, 1992, in Cape Girardeau...
Opal E. Miller (08/17/04)
Opal E. Miller, the daughter of the late Samuel and Berttie Harper Jenkins, was born in rural Bloomfield on June 12, 1913, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the age of 91. Mrs. Miller had lived in the Puxico area her whole life. She was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico...
Everett Bishop (08/17/04)
Everett Bishop, the son of the late Raney L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, was born in Naylor on June 5, 1932, and died at his home in Dexter on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the age of 72. Mr. Bishop had attended the Walnut Lane Elementary School and was a 1950 graduate of Dexter High School. ...
Inas Young (08/17/04)
Inas Lavelle Young, 81, of Sikeston died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 5:16 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late James and Jenny Hibbard O'Neal. She was a housewife and had been a waitress...
Billy Joe "Jody" "Red" Early (08/16/04)
Billy Joe "Jody" "Red" Early, son of the late Alvin Lester Early and Ruby Rebecca Gill Early, was born April 13, 1937, at Vinson and died in the DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the age of 67. Mr. Early graduated from Grayridge High School; he served in the United States Army, worked for General Motors for 44 years until his retirement and was a resident of Maryland Heights...
Carole Janis Hill (08/16/04)
Carole Janis Hill, daughter of Clo Ella Roehm Sparks of Malden and the late Prentice Pillow, was born on Nov. 5, 1939, at Malden and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at the age of 64. Mrs. ...
L. Harold Hood (08/16/04)
Harold Hood, son of the late William Ralph and Flora Swindell Hood, was born at Sturdivant on Aug. 8, 1935, and died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hood was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield and had been the owner of Hood Used Cars in Bloomfield and Dexter since 1960...
L. Harold Hood (08/13/04)
Harold Hood, lifelong resident of Stoddard County, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1935, to William Ralph and Flora Swindell Hood, both of whom preceded him in death in 1970...
Carol Hill (08/12/04)
Carol Hill, a resident of rural Dexter, died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on August 11, 2004 at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elza Clay "Al" Forbis (08/11/04)
Elza Clay "Al" Forbis, son of William "Johnny" Forbis and Nora L. Jordan Forbis, was born Feb. 10, 1922, at Powe and died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Mich. He had been a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II...
Terry Scott Montgomery (08/11/04)
Terry Scott Montgomery, son of Hollas Montgomery of Dexter and the late Kathryn Kimbrel Montgomery, was born on Dec. 27, 1959, at Poplar Bluff and died at his residence near Dexter on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the age of 44. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a farmer, an agent with County Wide Insurance in Dexter, a member of the Dexter Eagles #4062, Dexter Elks Lodge, Dexter Lions Club, and was the President of Hidden Trails Country Club...
Rava Lucille Riddle (08/09/04)
Rava Lucille Riddle, the daughter of the late Dan and Ella Pritchett Bollinger, was born in Himmel, Missouri on August 31, 1923, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Aug. 5, 2004, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 5 days...
Rava Lucille Riddle (08/06/04)
Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, a resident of rural Bernie, died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Nell Lee Bolin (08/06/04)
Nell Lee Bolin, daughter of the late L.D. and Elvira Thompson Parmenter, was born at Oak Ridge on June 13, 1909, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the age of 95. Mrs. Bolin was employed at Sugar Creek Creamery in St. Louis for several years. ...
Douglas Ray Johnson (08/06/04)
Douglas Ray Johnson, 47, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Rusty Johnson. He is survived by his daughters, Julie Marie and Stephanie Ann; a sister, Michelle Johnson of Dexter. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn...
Essie Evans Vinson (08/06/04)
Essie Evans Vinson, the daughter of the late Clabe C. and Bessie Elena Fowler Evans, was born in Maynard, Ark., on May 11, 1916, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the age of 88. Mrs. Vinson had lived in Sikeston and Lebanon and East Alton, Ill. She moved to Dexter in 1979. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Della Lorene Orman (08/06/04)
Della Lorene Orman, the daughter of the late Edd and Hanna Norman Nelson, was born in Dexter on Sept. 12, 1916, and died at the Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the age of 87. Mrs. Orman had lived in Parma for many years and had moved to Doe Run in 1992. She was a long-time member of the Parma Church of God and had attended the Assembly of God Church in Farmington. She was a former Sunday School teacher and loved working with the youth of the church...
Inas Young (08/06/04)
Inas Lavelle Young, 81, of Sikeston died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 5:16 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late James and Ellen Hibbard O'Neal. She was a housewife and had been a waitress...
Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer (08/05/04)
Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer, son of the late Gabe A. Pointer and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer was born on Sept. 11, 1927, at Bernie and died in the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the age of 76. Mr. Pointer had worked with the Missouri Highway Patrol for 32 years until his retirement having been a commercial vehicle inspector, he had served on the Bernie School Board for several years, had served as Police Chief of Bernie, and had always been a very active member of the Community, including supporting the Bernie Mules, had served in the National Guard, was an avid golfer and a private pilot, and loved to fly. ...
Thresa Miller (08/04/04)
Thresa Ann Miller, daughter of Bob Jackson of Essex and the late Ualia Snider Jackson, was born on June 10, 1939, at Essex and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Aug. 2, 2004, at the age of 65. Mrs. Miller attended the Grayridge General Baptist Church, was a former employee of Fabric Mart in Dexter, an employee of 28 years for Overturf Health-Mart in Dexter and a resident of rural Essex...
Byron "Gabe" Pointer (08/03/04)
Byron "Gabe" Pointer, a resident of Bernie, died Aug. 2, 2004, in the Malden Nursing Center at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Thresa Miller (08/03/04)
Thresa Ann Miller, a resident of Essex, died on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Ed Berry (08/03/04)
Edward Henry "Ed" Berry, Jr., was born May 9, 1945, at Cape Girardeau, the son of the late Edward Henry Berry and Gertrude Billings Berry and died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Baptist Health in Heber Springs, Ark. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. His rank was Sergeant, Military Police in Alaska...
Howard Lee Cooper (08/03/04)
Howard Lee Cooper, son of the late Norvel Cooper and Aquilla Stocks Cooper, was born June 29, 1934, at Malden and died in the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the age of 70. Mr. Cooper had been a farmer and was a resident of Bernie...
Mary Elizabeth "Dixie" Harty (08/03/04)
Dixie Harty, daughter of the late Blythe Willis Jennings and Lydia Graber Jennings, was born on Oct. 1, 1918, at Star City and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 30, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Harty was a member of the Southwest Church of Nazarene, housewife and seamstress at her home in Dexter...
Richard Clay Greer (08/03/04)
Richard Clay Greer, son of Chloia Sparks Greer and the late Everett Greer, was born on May 14, 1947, at Canalou and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital North Campus on Friday, July 30, 2004, at the age of 57. Mr. Greer was a resident of Bernie...
Richard A. Hankins (08/03/04)
Richard A. Hankins, 84, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, July 28, 2004. He was born Aug. 11, 1919, in Bloomfield to James L. and Francis Ada Gibson Hankins. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Rex, Clyde, Edward, Virgil and Akory Hankins; two sisters, Agnes Poe and Betty Hough...
Truman E. Cato (08/02/04)
Truman E. Cato, the son of the late Sylvester and Lenora Bennett Cato, was born near Kinder on July 26, 1931, and died at his home near Puxico on Friday, July 30, 2004, at the age of 73. Mr. Cato had lived in the Bollinger County area his whole life. He was a retired saw mill laborer. He enjoyed attending auctions...
Dixie Harty (08/02/04)
Dixie Harty, a resident of Dexter died on July 30, 2004 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.