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Obituaries from December 2004

Mayola Gibson (12/31/04)
Mayola Gibson, the daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jeris McCamish, was born in Bernie on Feb. 25, 1928, and died at the Charlson Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 29, 2004, at the age of 76. She was a former resident of Dexter before moving to St. Louis in 1969; she then moved to Desoto, Texas, in 1978, until her passing. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Mesquite, Texas, before she became ill...
Priscilla Nickens (12/31/04)
Priscilla Nickens, a resident of Dexter, died on Dec. 30, 2004, in the Aspen Care Rehabilitation Center at Ogden, Utah, at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James G. Avery (12/31/04)
James G. Avery, 58, died at his residence in Dudley on Dec. 30, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Helen F. Anderson (12/31/04)
Helen F. Anderson, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Terrace of Daytona Beach, Fla. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., had formerly lived in Dexter, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed playing bridge at the Brannon Center...
Dorlus May Moore (12/31/04)
Dorlus May Moore, daughter of the late John T. Snider and Emma Lee Clifft Snider, was born on March 16, 1917, at Malden and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Dec. 30, 2004, at the age of 87. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had worked as a cook in the Bernie Public Schools until her retirement and was a resident of Bernie...
Gladsia Bland (12/31/04)
Gladsia Bland, a resident of Dexter, died Dec. 30, 2004, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at the age of 95. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Norma S. Terry (12/30/04)
Norma S. Terry, daughter of the late Harvey M. Escue and Cora Alice Whitehead Escue, was born on Feb. 18, 1914, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the age of 90. Mrs. Terry had attended The Missionary Alliance Church of Bernie, had worked for Gossard Garment Factory of Malden until her retirement and was a resident of Bernie...
Vern Green (12/30/04)
Ernest Vern Green, son of the late Clarence Alvin Green and Nettie May Creed Green, was born March 30, 1917, near Puxico and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 87. Mr. Green was a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the infantry during World War II and a resident of rural Bloomfield...
Shirley Ann Baker Cobb (12/30/04)
Shirley Cobb, daughter of Mary Bessie Purcell Woodruff of Dexter and the late Robert Harold Woodruff, was born on Oct. 14, 1941, at Dexter and died at her residence in Essex on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 63. Mrs. Cobb was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and a resident of Essex most of her life...
William D. Walker (12/29/04)
William D. Walker, son of the late Charlie Walker and Ethel Penny Walker, was born on Nov. 17, 1908, at Gainsville, Ark., and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 96. Mr. Walker was a self-employed farmer, a member of the Sadler's Chapel Methodist Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Shirley Ann Baker Cobb (12/29/04)
Shirley Cobb, daughter of Mary Bessie Purcell Cobb of Dexter and the late Robert Harold Woodruff, was born on Oct. 14, 1941, at Dexter and died at her residence in Essex on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 63. Mrs. Cobb was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and a resident of Essex most of her life...
Vern Green (12/29/04)
Vern Green, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
James M. Bell, Sr. (12/28/04)
James Mansfield Bell, Sr., son of the late Leroy and Ruby Hardin Bell, was born at Camden, Tenn., on Aug. 24, 1940, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at the age of 64. Mr. Bell was a resident of Bloomfield where he along with his son owned and operated Bell Well Drilling Service. ...
Carol Peppers (12/28/04)
Carol Peppers, 58, of Bernie died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 14, 1946, at Lemay, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Leonard J. Burns and Lee Etta Brawley. She was a housewife, affiliated with the Powe Gospel Church in Powe, and was a lifelong resident of Bernie...
Lynn Collins (12/28/04)
Lynn Collins, son of the late Robert Collins and Ada Nevels Collins was born on February 25, 1935 at Advance and died on Monday, December 27, 2004 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff at the age of 69. Mr. Collins was a former employee with Oak View Construction, a former resident of Granite City, Ill., and was currently residing in Essex...
Shelby Kincy (12/28/04)
Shelby Jo Kincy, 66, of Glen Carbon, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, a DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 21, 1937, in Ash Hill, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Wade Joiner. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, Ill., and was a homemaker...
Billy Ray Hunsperger, Sr. (12/28/04)
Billy Ray Hunsperger, Sr., the son of the late Matthew Thomas and Pear Elizabeth Driver Hunsperger, was born in Malden on March 10, 1938, and died at his home in Dexter on Dec. 27, 2004, at the age of 66 years. Mr. Hunsperger had lived most of his life in Southeast Missouri. He had resided in Dexter since 1972 and had worked at ArvinMeritor for 23 years before his retirement. He was a member of the NRA, the American Legion and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Norma Terry (12/28/04)
Norma Terry, 90, of Bernie died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are pending with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Shirley A. Cobb (12/28/04)
Shirley A. Cobb, 63, of Essex died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Bell, Sr. (12/24/04)
James Bell, Sr., a resident of Bloomfield died December 24, 2004 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Cleta Louise Hagan Neely (12/22/04)
Cleta Louise Hagan Neely, 87, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Audrain County Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1917, in Dexter, the youngest of five children of Silas and Sarah Book. At Dexter High School, she was an outstanding student and played basketball. ...
Joyce Summers (12/22/04)
Joyce Summers, daughter of the late J.B. Summers and Ora Lee Elder Summers, was born on Aug. 29, 1933, at Dell, Ark., and died at her residence in Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at the age of 71. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly of Church in Dexter and a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter for 47 years...
Robert Lee "Bob" Hoffman (12/21/04)
Robert L. "Bob" Hoffman, the son of the late Elmer Henry and Mina M. Neal Hoffman, died at the Big Bend Care Center in St. Louis on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the age of 78. Mr. Hoffman was a former resident of Dexter and a graduate of Dexter High School. He had been a resident of St. Louis for many years. He attended Washington University and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army...
Joyce Summers (12/21/04)
Joyce Summers died in her residence at Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Lockhart (12/21/04)
Margaret Louise Lockhart, 92, formerly of Advance, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. She was born Aug. 5, 1912, in St. Louis to the late Hugh and Myrtle Henke Withington. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and a daughter, Jean Frankie Rhodes...
Agnes Lance (12/21/04)
Agnes Lance, 89, of Marshfield, formerly of Dexter, died at 4:41 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Webco Manor Nursing Home, Marshfield. Agnes was a former store clerk and farmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Vern Lance, in April 1975; her parents, Jonathan Alvin Perry and Nova Ann Perry; a sister, Belle; and two brothers, Daniel Dee Perry and Ray Perry...
Harold Dale Lane (12/17/04)
Harold Dale Lane, son of the late Ervin E. Lane and Lula Barbara Gaines Lane, was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Dexter and died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at O'Fallon at the age of 76. Mr. Lane had retired as an assembler for General Motors. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Kohn of Wright City, Cindy Allison of Lincoln, Neb., Wanda Snuffin of Olive Branch, Miss., three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Patricia Kay Clay-Rhine (12/15/04)
Patricia Kay Clay-Rhine, the daughter of Frank and Madeline Hague Clay, was born at Catron on June 6, 1948, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the age of 56. She had lived in Zalma until 1984 when she moved to Dexter...
Bertha M. Farmer (12/15/04)
Bertha M. Farmer, daughter of the late Joseph and Lide Clark Alsup, was born at Gray Ridge on Nov. 1, 1904, and died at Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the age of 100. Mrs. Farmer had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield Community but had been a resident of Dexter the past few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. She was married to Rupert Farmer, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1973...
Anna Louise Langley (12/15/04)
Anna Louise Langley, daughter of the late E.L. Williamson and Mabel Elizabeth Sitton Williamson, was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Essex and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Langley was a member of the United Methodist Church in Essex, a housewife, and a lifelong resident of Essex...
Wilson E. Langley (12/15/04)
Wilson Langley, a resident of Essex, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elaine J. Miller (12/14/04)
Elaine J. Miller, the daughter of the late Bernard and Edith Rodkin Adelman, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 8, 1935, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 11, 2004, at the age of 69. She had lived in New York and New Jersey before moving to Dexter in 1977...
David Campbell (12/14/04)
David Lee Campbell, 51, of Gravois Mills and formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1953, in Stoddard County to Virgil Campbell, Sr. of Fair Dealing and Christine Branum Campbell of Gravois Mills. He was of the Baptist faith and had worked as an auto body mechanic and also fo Danny Lambert Construction...
Mary Elois Davis (12/14/04)
Mary Elois Davis, the daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Elizabeth Robinson Martin, was born near Dexter on Feb. 26, 1917, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at the age of 87. She was raised in Dexter and had lived in Michigan from 1942-1980, in Texas from 1980-1986, and in 1986 she returned to Dexter. She was a retired plastics factory worker where she made lamps. She attended the Emmanuel Baptist church in Dexter...
Laura Mae Rutledge (12/14/04)
Laura Mae Rutledge, daughter of the late J.B. Mikel and Velvia Abernathy Mikel, was born July 27, 1940, at Campbell and died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Gideon Care Center. She was married to James Rutledge on Jan. 12, 1957, at St. Louis. Survivors include her husband, James Rutledge of Clarkton; one son, James Ray Rutledge of Dexter; two daughters, Patricia Miller of Clarkton and Laurie Griffin of Greenville; one sister, Ruby Taylor of Warrenton; two brothers, Frank Mikel of Piedmont and Bob Mikel of St. ...
Dwight "Buck" Buchanan (12/14/04)
Dwight "Buck" L. Buchanan, son of Marjorie Deardorff and the late Carl Buchanan, was born Nov. 10, 1948, at Poplar Bluff and died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. On July 7, 1977, he was united in marriage to Deborah Lynn Vaughn at Scott City, she preceded him in death Dec. 1, 2004...
Doris Lorine Clark (12/13/04)
Doris Lorine Clark, the daughter of the late James and Hattie Alberson Lawson, was born in Canalou on June 9, 1921, and died at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the age of 83. She had lived in Missouri before moving to California for many years. She moved to Arkansas and returned to California two years ago. She had worked for 14 years as a nurse's aid at the St. John's Hospital in Oxnard, Calif...
Charles Albert Patton, Jr. (12/13/04)
Charles Albert Patton, Jr., son of Charles Albert and Valley Odessa Lincoln Patton, Sr., was born June 15, 1926, at Marble Hill and died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. He was an instrument repair technician at Alton Box Board. He was a member of the Alton V.F.W. #1308 , the D.A.V. and the Moose Lodge #2592. He was an veteran of World War II and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart...
Jane Priggel (12/13/04)
Jane Florence Priggel, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at the Gideon Day Care Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1911, in Leopold, daughter of the late Theodore and Sena Elfrink Brands. She was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and Our Lady's Altar Sodality in Portageville...
Robert "Bob" Richardson (12/10/04)
Robert "Bob" Richardson, the son of the late Marvin M. and Fannie M. Watkins Richardson, was born in Portageville on Aug. 23, 1947, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the age of 57. Mr. Richardson had resided in Dexter and Puxico for 21 years and moved to Fisk one and one-half years ago. He had worked on the farms for Tyson Foods for 20 years...
Edsel Edwards (12/09/04)
Edsel D. Edwards, son of the late Everett Edwards and Nellie Ray Edwards, was born on Feb. 1, 1926, near Bloomfield and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the age of 78...
Patricia Medlin (12/09/04)
Patricia Ann Medlin, daughter of Mary Lewis Beatty of Indianapolis, Ind., and the late Allan Meers, was born Aug. 23, 1972, at Danville, Ill., and died at her residence in Dexter on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the age of 32. Mrs. Medlin was of the Baptist faith, a resident of Dexter and had been living in Friendship, Tenn...
Jean Yeager (12/09/04)
Jean Yeager, daughter of the late Gabe Pointer and Ida Neal Pointer, was born Jan. 15, 1925, at Bernie and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the age of 79. Mrs. Yeager was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where she served as a nursery worker for 34 years, a former employee of Paramount Headwear in Dexter for 30 years, and a resident of Dexter...
Bonnie Ruth Stanfill (12/07/04)
Bonnie Ruth Stanfill, the daughter of the late Dolphin and Myrtle Mae Cureton Starkey, was born in Marquand on July 24, 1930, and died at her home in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at the age of 74. She had lived in St. Louis, Bancroft, Mich., Arizona, and California before moving to Dexter seven years ago. ...
Amos "Buddy" Peter Eilers (12/07/04)
Amos "Buddy" Peter Eilers, 57, of Bell City, was born Aug. 24, 1947, at St. Louis, the son of Amos and Pauline Abney Eilers, and died Dec. 5, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He retired as a sanitation supervisor for Hudson Foods in Bloomfield...
Wayne H. Dickeson (12/07/04)
Wayne Harold Dickeson, 83, of Deepwater, formerly of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Pettis County. He was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Saskatchewan, Canada, son of Charlie and Laura Dickeson. On Jan. 3, 1946, he married Margaret E. Jines. Mr. Dickeson worked on road construction as an operating engineer. He was a United States Army veteran...
Margaret Seeburger (12/07/04)
Margaret Helen Seeburger, daughter of the late Richard and Nellie Seeburger, was born on Dec. 3, 1915, at Dexter and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at the age of 89. Miss Seeburger was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifelong resident of Dexter and lived all her life in the old home place, the house in which she was born and built by her father and mother...
William "Garner" Dunlap (12/06/04)
William "Garner" Dunlap, 90, of Advance, was born Sept. 23, 1914, at Bell City, the son of the late William W. and Myrtle Garner Dunlap, and died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Wayne Harold Dickeson (12/06/04)
Wayne Harold Dickeson, formerly of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, in Pettis County at the age of 83. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Mt. Pisgah Church in Aquilla. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the paper...
Donald Summers (12/06/04)
Donald Summers, a resident of Broken Arrow, Okla., died on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at his residence at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Garima Patel (12/02/04)
Garima Patel, 2, a resident of Charleston, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita, Kan., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 29, 2002, in Sikeston to Jitendra "Jay" and Dharmista Patel who survive of Charleston...
Ilene Hitt (12/02/04)
Ilene Hitt, 88, of Advance, was born Jan. 17, 1916, at Cape Girardeau, the daughter of the late Comelous and Althea Zimmerman Cox and died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at the Advance Nursing Center in Advance. Ilene was a homemaker and a member of the Advance Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Lelan J. "Peewee" Pointer (12/02/04)
Lelan J. "Peewee" Pointer, a resident of Swartz Creek, Mich., and formerly of Bernie, son of the late Ginger and Jewell Allison Pointer, was born at Bernie on May 16, 1931, and died in the University Hospital at Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 17, 2004, at the age of 73...
Willis Conner (12/02/04)
Willis Conner, a resident of Dexter, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Warren C. Wilcox (12/01/04)
Warren C. Wilcox, son of the late Edgar and Mary Frances Jones Wilcox, was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Arkansas and died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Napa Auto Parts dealer and a member of First Baptist Church in Paragould...