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Obituaries from February 2005

Weston Beaird (02/27/05)
Weston Beaird, son of the late Ralph Beaird and Cassie Onedia Murphy Beaird, was born on March 17, 1936, at Bernie and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the age of 68. Mr. Beaird was a lifelong resident of Bernie, a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and a farmer...
Robert McGill (02/27/05)
Robert McGill, son of Betty Smith McGill of Noblesville, Ind., and the late Mark F. McGill, was born July 20, 1940, at Arcadia and departed this life in Dexter on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the age of 64 years. Mr. McGill was a Certified Public Accountant with operations in both Dexter and Malden, a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter, a former member of the Dexter Kiwanis and the Dexter Lions Club...
Elizabeth Akridge (02/25/05)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Akridge, 80, a resident of Clarkton, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005. She was born Feb. 2, 1925, at Bragg City, the daughter of the late Cecil Emerson Dildine and Mattie Irene Dunavant Dildine. On Dec. 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to Wilburn Akridge, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1979...
Weston Beaird (02/25/05)
Weston Beaird, a resident of Bernie, died on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral home in Bernie.
Ron D. Hill (02/24/05)
Ron D. Hill, 65, of Advance, was born on June 29, 1939, at Swinton, the son of the late James and Marie Bland Hill, and died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. He was a retired machine press operator at Lee Rowan Co. in Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith...
Dora Helton (02/24/05)
Dora M. Helton, daughter of the late Joseph Whitaker and Hattie Whitaker Clark, was born on April 11, 1935, near Naylor and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at the age of 69. Mrs. Helton had been a cashier at the Poplar Bluff Wal-Mart Store and had worked in retail for much of her life. She was a resident of Dexter...
Lola L. Cates (02/24/05)
Lola L. Cates, daughter of the late Walker and Minnie Palmer, was born at Bloomfield on Nov. 3, 1919, and died at St. Louis on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the age of 85. Mrs. Cates had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community but was a resident of St. ...
Emma Lorene Brown (02/23/05)
Emma Lorene Brown, the daughter of the late Alva Levi and Amelia Jane Grews Griffy, was born in Puxico on Feb. 18, 1928, and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the age of 77. On Dec. 9, 1946, she was married to Louis Sylvester "Brownie" Brown in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Brown preceded her in death on June 12, 1998...
Geneva Parker (02/23/05)
Geneva Parker, daughter of the late John and Maggie Vickery Stewart, was born in Dyersburg, Tenn., on April 21, 1921, and died in the Miner Nursing Center on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at the age of 83. Mrs. Parker had lived in Parma all her life until moving to Sikeston six years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the BPW Club in Parma...
Lola L. Cates (02/23/05)
Lola L. Cates, daughter of the late Walker and Minnie Palmer, was born at Bloomfield on Nov. 3, 1919, and died at St. Louis on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the age of 85. Mrs. Cates had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community but was a resident of St. ...
Lorna Elledge (02/22/05)
Lorna Elledge, the daughter of the late Guy and Leota Kell Templeton, was born in Pocahontas, Ark., on May 25, 1932, and died in the Genesy's Health Park in Grand Blanc, Mich., on Feb. 20, 2005, at the age of 72. On July 13, 1953, she was married to Lloyd Elledge in St. Louis. Mr. Elledge preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2000...
Betty McBride (02/22/05)
Betty McBride, daughter of the late William D. Walker and Geneva Glasgow Walker was born on October 26, 1933 at Paragould, Ark., and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on February 21, 2005 at the age of 71. Mrs. McBride was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, a former secretary for Sides Construction at Cape Girardeau and a current resident of Dexter...
Steve Long (02/22/05)
Steve Long, son of the late Ben Long and Dona Harmon Long was born on October 13, 1952 at Bernie and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on February 19, 2005 at the age of 52. Mr. Long was affiliated with the Bernie Church of the Nazarene, a auto-body mechanic with Allen Christian Buick in Dexter, had formerly operated his own body shop in Bernie and had been a longtime employee with Cecil Auto Sales in Dexter...
Orba A. Allison (02/22/05)
Orba Arthur Allison, son of Maudie Fox Allison, of Puxico and the late Miles Allison was born on September 15, 1941 at Poplar Bluff and died in his residence at rural Puxico on February 18, 2005 at the age of 63. Mr. Allison was a former union-employed electrical lineman, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of rural Puxico...
Delfis Martin "Moe" Robey (02/21/05)
Delfis Martin "Moe" Robey, son of Ada Morlan Robey and the late Delfis H. Robey, was born at Avert, MO on Dec. 21, 1940 and passed away at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO on Feb. 17, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Mr. Robey was a former resident of Bloomfield, but had lived in Sikeston, MO for the past several years. He was a retired farmer and truck driver and worked for several years at Hostess Bakery in St. Louis, MO...
Norma Blankenship (02/21/05)
Norma Blankenship, the daughter of the late John and Mertie Miller Lynn, was born in Campbell, Missouri on August 13, 1912, and passed away in the National Health Care Center in St. Charles, Missouri on February 17, 2005, at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 4 days...
Geneva Parker (02/21/05)
Geneva Parker, a resident of Parma, Mo. died at the Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston Feb. 18, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Parma, Mo.
Delfis Robey (02/18/05)
Delfis Robey, a resident of Sikeston, and former resident of Bloomfield, died in St. Francis Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Carl Davis (02/18/05)
Carl Davis, son of the late Howard Roscoe Davis and Maude Morgan Davis, was born on June 22, 1929, at Shook and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the age of 75. Mr. Davis was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former teacher at Dudley, had served in the Dexter Public School System as teacher, administrator, and as superintendent from 1979-1981. He was also a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teachers Association...
Herman L. Schacherbauer (02/18/05)
Herman L. Schacherbauer, the son of the late Joseph and Alma Katheryn Ploense Schacherbauer, was born in Canalou on Feb. 12, 1933, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the age of 72. He was a resident of Dexter and was retired from the Dexter Police Department as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, the Eagles and the American Legion. He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War...
Tommy Cook (02/18/05)
Tommy Cook, son of Lawrence Cook and Joyce Lawson Cook, was born in Dexter on Jan. 5, 1963, and died at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 42. He was a resident of Puxico until 1985, lived in various places until moving to Jackson in 2002. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Cook was a truck driver and had received many safe driving awards...
Frankie L. Morris (02/18/05)
Frankie L. Morris of Lilbourn, the son of Airis Louis Morris and the late Dennis James Morris, was born near Parma on April 4, 1951, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Wednesday, Feb.16, 2005, at the age of 53. He was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn and a farmer...
Melissa Placher (02/18/05)
Melissa Placher, daughter of the late Martin and Ethel Ross Sifford, was born in Puxico on May 7, 1915, and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the age of 89. On March 31, 1935, she was married to Martin C. Placher in Puxico. Mr. Placher preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1992...
Martin H. Bondurant, Jr. (02/18/05)
Martin H. Bondurant, Jr. the son of the late Martin H. and Bessie Brown Bondurant, was born in Union City, Tenn., on March 4, 1924, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 80. He was a former resident of Union City, Tenn., and had lived in Lilbourn the past 54 years. ...
Glen B. Jordan (02/18/05)
Glen B. Jordan, son of the late Frank and Ida Mae Bond Jordan, was born Nov. 24, 1930, and died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at his resident in DeSoto. He was a retired auto worker at General Motors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Mae Braman Jordan...
Tommy Cook (02/17/05)
Tommy Cook, formerly of the Puxico area, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 42. He died at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Martin H. Bondurant (02/17/05)
Martin H. Bondurant, a resident of Lilbourn, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 80. He died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete ;and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Parma...
Norma Blankenship (02/17/05)
Norma Blankenship, a former resident of Dexter, died in St. Louis Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Carl Davis (02/17/05)
Carl Davis, a resident of Dexter, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 75. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Frankie L. Morris (02/17/05)
Frankie L. Morris of Lilbourn, died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 53. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma, or call our information line at 1-888-860-9600...
Melissa Placher (02/17/05)
Melissa Placher, 89, and a resident of Puxico, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
Betty Clifton (02/16/05)
Betty Marie Clifton, 68, of Lee's Summit died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Grubsville, daughter of the late Archie Grant and Mary Jane Minker Pierce, she graduated from Grayridge High School in 1954. She was the owner and C.E.O. of Delta Sweeping Company for over 30 years and a member of the Blue Springs Country Club...
Nannette Jibben (02/15/05)
Miss Lucy Nannette Jibben, daughter of Dr. Robert and Noemy Jibben, was born on Jan. 26, 1955, and died Feb. 8, 2005, at her home in Denton, Texas, after a long illness. Nannette graduated from Dexter High School in 1973. She attended SMS University, graduating with a B.S. ...
Mabel Geneva Keller (02/15/05)
Mabel Geneva Keller, daughter of the late David Johnson Phillips and Elizabeth Derenda House Phillips, was born on March 24, 1919, at Florence, Ala., and died in the St. Louis University Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the age of 85. Mrs. Keller was affiliated with the Broadwater Church of the Brethren, a homemaker and a resident of rural Dexter...
Mark Anthony Treadway (02/15/05)
Mark Anthony Treadway, son of James Lee Treadway and the late Barbara Marie Northington Treadway, was born May 26, 1968, and died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Osage Beach. He had been a union brick layer and a member of B.A.C. Local #15 & 23. Survivors include his father, James Lee Treadway of the home; one son, James Edward Treadway of the home; four brothers, Dave Baker of Wentzville, Paul Baker of Biburnum, James Philip Treadway of Brumley, and Ron D. ...
Morris McGuire (02/13/05)
Morris McGuire, son of Matthew William McGuire and Lydia Ashby McGuire, was born April 23, 1918, and died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 86. He was owner and operator of McGuire's Garage in Malden. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Edgar Hayes (02/13/05)
Edgar Hayes, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Parker Hayes, was born Nov. 13, 1909, at Lexington, Tenn., and died in the Mark Twain Caring Center at Poplar Bluff on Feb. 11, 2005, at the age of 95. Mr. Hayes was a retired farmer and a resident of Bernie...
Eugene Haney (02/11/05)
Eugene Haney, son of the late Smith James Haney and Madge Phipps Haney, was born on Aug. 23, 1926, at Henson and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the age of 78. Mr. Haney was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ, a former heavy equipment operator for Wilson McMullin Construction Company at Sikeston, a farmer and resident of rural Dexter...
Frank A. Griffin, Sr. (02/11/05)
Frank A. Griffin, Sr., 93, of Benton died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1911, in Murphysboro, Ill., to the late Edgar Griffin and Eliza Ann Osborne. He was a retired construction worker. Mr. Griffin was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of Bryant Masonic Lodge, and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Benton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three grandchildren...
Edgar Hayes (02/11/05)
Edgar Hayes, a resident of Bernie, died on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in the Mark Twain Care Center at Poplar Bluff at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
News and notes (02/10/05)
The Godfather Southeast Missourians can take a little comfort in knowing that the Bootheel Mafia is back in business. Unlike the nefarious enterprise with a similarly sounding sinister name, the Bootheel Mafia is an instrument for good. Several years ago, with the election of Bill Foster to the Missouri Senate, legislators from southeast Missouri realized there were issues on which they could agree and work together on for the benefit of their respective constituencies. ...
Wylee Douglass Zimmerman (02/08/05)
Wylee Douglass Zimmerman, 71, of Campbellsburg, Ky., formerly of Campbell and Jonesboro, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, of cancer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Zimmerman was born March 14, 1933, at home near Malden to the late Hershel wiley Zimmerman and Goldie Mae Venable Zimmerman. ...
Rex L. Jeffress (02/08/05)
Rex L. Jeffress, son of the late Delmer S. Jeffress and Viola Hopkins Jeffress, was born on March 9, 1922, at Bernie and died at his residence in Kennett on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. Jeffress, a former resident of Bernie, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie, a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, and had been a salesman for the Tayloe Paper Company of Memphis, Tenn., until his retirement...
Beatrice M. Gowen (02/08/05)
Beatrice M. Gowen, daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lulu Smith Tucker, was born in Clinton, Ark., on Feb. 18, 1922, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the age of 82. As a young girl, she moved to Bragg City where she graduated high school. In 1939 she moved to Grayridge where she lived until moving to Dexter in 1996. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and had been very active in her church...
Eileen "Finn" Bristow (02/08/05)
Eileen "Finn" Bristow, 86, of Bloomfield, was born Dec. 7, 1918, at Bloomfield, the daughter of the late Vader and Mamie Holland Finn and died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was a retired legal secretary and of the Catholic faith...
Edna C. Smith (02/08/05)
Edna C. Smith, daughter of the late William Stewart and Truebell Stewart, was born April 1, 1912, at Osceola, Ark., and died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Peters Manor Care Center at St Peters. She had been employed as a division supervisor by Emmaus Home for ten years in St. Charles...
Harold Welch (02/07/05)
Harold Ray Welch, son of the late David and Grace Gordon Welch, was born at Marshall on April 9, 1948, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the age of 56. Mr. Welch had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield Community where he was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. He was a heavy equipment operator until ill health forced his retirement...
Harold Welch (02/04/05)
Harold Welch died at his residence in Bloomfield on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Charles Ewing (Junior) Dinkens, Jr. (02/01/05)
Charles Ewing (Junior) Dinkens, Jr., son of Charles Ewing Dinkens, Sr. and Sarah Mae Sturgeon, was born Aug. 9, 1926, at Hahn and died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at 8:45 p.m. at the age of 78. He was of the Baptist faith. In 1971 he was united in marriage to Opal M. Poucher-Sneed at Marble Hill, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 2001...
John Bansept (02/01/05)
John Robert Bansept, son of the late John and Elizabeth Bansept, was born on June 6, 1934, at Landers, Wyo., and died in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the age of 70. Mr. Bansept attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Bernie, was a veteran of the United States Navy, was a former cashier in a convenience store, a member of the American Legion and a resident of Bernie...
Harrell Verdell Grindstaff (02/01/05)
Harrell Verdell Grindstaff, son of the late John and Louella Grindstaff, was born in Arab on Aug. 7, 1925, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the age of 79. Mr. Grindstaff had spent 30 years in Alton and returned to Puxico in 1974. He was retired from Laclede Steel in Alton, was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico, and enjoyed fishing and working in his yard...
Irene Taylor (02/01/05)
Irene Taylor is a beautiful woman, beautiful in body, beautiful in mind, beautiful in spirit. And the origin of beauty...is Love. Let me tell you about the Love in Grandma's life. She loves her birth family. She was born of loving parents, William Nicholas Kennett and Mary Etta Foster Kennett, near Hornersville, on Jan. ...