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Obituaries from May 2005

Magdline Roberts (05/26/05)
Magdline Mary Roberts, daughter of the late Charlie and Ella Fraley Bryant, was born at Collinwood, Tenn., on Aug. 26, 1924, and died at De Paul Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the age of 80. Mrs. Roberts was a former resident of Bloomfield but had been a resident of St. Louis the past 12 years. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield. On Nov. 30, 1944, she was married to Harold Henry Roberts, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1989...
James Stoker (05/26/05)
James Stoker, son of the late Lester Stoker and Mildred Hudgens Stoker, was born Feb. 7, 1932, at rural Dexter and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the age of 73. Mr. Stoker was a member of the Mt. Gilead (Hills) General Baptist Church near Bloomfield, a former mechanic with Allen Christian Buick in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, and a resident of Dexter...
Magdline Roberts (05/25/05)
Magdline Roberts of St. Louis, formerly of Bloomfield, died at St. Louis on May 24, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
James Stoker (05/25/05)
James Stoker, a resident of Dexter, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lois Myers (05/24/05)
Lois Myers was born April 7, 1912, and died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at the age of 93. She was the eldest child of Martha Miles Norman and James Henry Norman. She lived her whole life in Stoddard County until she entered the Malden Nursing Center in September 2002...
Louise Launius-Ruebel-Halstead (05/24/05)
Louise Halstead, 83, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital in California. She was born to Dwight T. and Elma Aslin Launius on Aug. 31, 1921, in Bloomfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Russell, Kent and Doyle Launius...
Bennie Buchanan (05/24/05)
Bennie Buchanan, the son of the late Collis and Eva J. Jackson Buchanan, was born in Dexter on Aug. 4, 1935, and died at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the age of 69. Mr. Buchanan had lived in Dexter most of his life and was an owner-operator of a trucking company. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Bernie...
Ramona Lorraine Gee (05/24/05)
Ramona Lorraine Gee, the daughter of the late Raymond and Loura Tanner Hohlt, was born in Bernie on Sept. 9, 1934, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the age of 70. Mrs. Gee had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Dexter three years ago. She had worked as a waitress at several bowling alleys in St. Louis before retiring and was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie...
Hubert Hill (05/22/05)
Hubert Hill, the son of the late Joe and Addie Hill, was born in Wardell on Feb. 4, 1918, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Friday, May 20,2005, at the age of 87. Mr. Hill had resided in Wardell before moving to Morehouse in 1951. He was a former custodian of the Morehouse Schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Morehouse General Baptist Church and the American Legion...
Bennie Buchanan (05/22/05)
Bennie Buchanan, the son of the late Collis and Eva J. Jackson Buchanan, was born in Dexter on Aug. 4, 1935, and died at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the age of 69. Mr. Buchanan had lived in Dexter most of his life and was an owner-operator of a trucking company. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Bernie...
Benny C. Buchanan (05/20/05)
Benny C. Buchanan, a resident of rural Dexter, died in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, May 19, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Hubert Hill (05/20/05)
Hubert Hill, a reisdent of Morehouse, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Morehouse.
Thelma Biggs (05/20/05)
Thelma Biggs, the daughter of the late Michael and Martha Pixley Feeler, was born in Remmington, Ind., on Nov. 27, 1914, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the age of 90. Mrs. Biggs had lived in Memphis and Salem, Ind., all her life until moving to Dexter five months ago. She was a member of the Memphis General Baptist Church in Memphis, Ind...
Reba Ellen Wooden (05/18/05)
Reba Ellen Wooden, 61, of Marshall died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. She was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Malden, the daughter of the late James Franklin Wineman and Ruthey Lamunion Wineman. She was a 1964 graduate of Dexter High School. ...
Leah McCollum (05/18/05)
Leah Virginia McCollum, daughter of the late Marion and Lizzie Robey Curd, was born at Clines Island, Mo., on March 14, 1913, and died at Jackson, Mo., on Monday, May 16, 2005, at the age of 92. On Sept. 13, 1930, she was united in marriage to Winzel (Jack) McCollum. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1976. She was a member of Beech Grove General Baptist Church...
Anna S. Hadley (05/17/05)
Anna Sivilla Hadley, daughter of the late Joseph Glueck and Ida Halter, was born March 10, 1917, at Kelso and died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was married to Duncan Ray "Red" Hadley on Aug. 11, 1951, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1976...
Marilyn Virginia Taylor (05/17/05)
Marilyn Virginia Taylor, 90, of Mayfield, Ky., died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Heritage Manor Healthcare Facility. She was a member of the Wingo Church of Christ and a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Dublin Drake of Wingo, Ky. and Virgene Ann Ferguson of Dexter; one brother, Dr. Richard Colley of Mayfield, Ky.; two sisters, Anna Arnett and June Travis, both of Mayfield, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
Barbara E. Johnston (05/17/05)
Barbara Johnston, daughter of the late Ollie Pruitt and Lela Kamplain Pruitt, was born Oct. 15, 1920, at Essex and died on Friday, May 13, 2005, in the Sainte Genevieve Hospital at Sainte Genevieve at the age of 84. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a former bookkeeper for Stovall Clothing in Dexter, and a former resident of Dexter...
Michelle Lee Smith Crews (05/17/05)
Michelle Lee Smith Crews was born Dec. 10, 1971, at St. Louis and died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 33. She was the daughter of Leonard Smith of Bernie and Brenda Garner Hester of Malden. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Theresa Jean Ochap (05/17/05)
Theresa Jean Ochap, the daughter of the late William and Juanita Barnes Smith, was born in Dexter on July 31, 1960, and died in Dexter on Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the age of 44. Mrs. Ochap was born in Dexter, lived in Chicago, Ill., for several years, and then moved to Fort Myers, Fla. 20 years ago. She had been a waitress until her health forced her retirement...
Lee R. Larsen (05/13/05)
Lee R. Larsen, son of Ruth Allstun Larsen and the late Norvel Larsen, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 20, 1946, and died at his home in rural Bloomfield on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the age of 58. Mr. Larsen had lived in Texas where he worked as a welder but had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Jeffrey Lynn Pippins (05/12/05)
Jeffrey Lynn Pippins, son of Verlean Marie Craft Pippins and the late Arthur Alta Pippins, was born on Jan. 24, 1960 at St. Charles, Ill., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the age of 45. Mr. Pippins had served in the U.S. Army, was a construction worker and had attended the First Pentecostal Church of Bernie...
Mr. Joe Liss Lemmon (05/10/05)
Mr. Joe Liss Lemmon, 75, of Bolivar, died May 7, 2005, in the Parkview Health Care Facility in Bolivar surrounded by his loving family after a battle with Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia. Mr. Lemmon was born Dec. 15, 1929, near Morrisville, the son of Mayhew Lemmon and Lera Mae Hurd Lemmon...
Jerry James Mayo, Sr. (05/10/05)
Jerry James Mayo, Sr., 73, of Blytheville, Ark., died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Ark. He was born Sept. 15, 1931, at Avert, the eldest son of the late L.E. Mayo, Sr., and Mildred Mayo of Blytheville. He was affiliated with Trinity Baptist Church for many years and was a Mason with the Masonic Lodge in Parma. ...
Theresa Calvin (05/10/05)
Theresa Ellen Calvin, 45, a resident of Sikeston, died on Saturday, May 7, 2005, at her residence in Sikeston. She was born March 25, 1960, in Norwalk, Calif., to Mildred Hinkle Proffer Elfrank of Advance and to the late Everett Proffer. She was a children's evangelist and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston where she was a former staff member and had held various positions at the church. She also held a B.A. degree in education...
Lucy Hillman (05/10/05)
Lucy Mae Hillman, 72, a resident of Clarkton, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, at O'Kane, Ark., the daughter of the late peter David Mitchem and Eula Robinson Mitchem. Survivors are her husband, Ralph Hillman of Clarkton; one son, Terry Hillman of Dexter; and three grandchildren...
Alger K. Stephenson (05/08/05)
Alger K. Stephenson, 88, died May 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson. He was a Master Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy, retired. He served during both World War II and the Korean War and was then a traffic signal technician in Sacramento, Calif., for five years before retiring...
Kristina M. Parks (05/08/05)
Kristina Michelle Parks, daughter of Michelle Wilhite Weathers, of Sikeston and Paul Allen Parks, of Malden was born on June 10, 1994 at Poplar Bluff and died in the St. Louis Children's Hospital on May 5, 2005 at the age of 10. She attended the Shady Grove State School in Poplar Bluff...
May is Mental health month (05/03/05)
Dexter mayor Joe Weber, seated middle, prepares to proclaim May to be Mental Health Month in Dexter with his signature as members of the Bootheel Counseling Services look on. Clockwise from left are case worker Wade Matthews, supervisor David Therrell, crisis therapist Sylvia Webster, case worker Samuel Duer, crisis therapist Angela Lutmer and community support worker Deneen Schweiss. ...
Abigail Ann Moore (05/31/05)
Abigail Ann Moore was born Jan. 20, 2005, at Cape Girardeau, the four-month-old daughter of Adam Moore and April Wilkins of Gipsy and died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at her home. Abigail is survived by her parents, a sister, Shelby Moore of Gipsy; maternal grandparents, Vivian Gill and Lawrence Davenport, both of Lewisburg, Tenn.; and paternal grandparents, Roger and Vickie Griffin of Gipsy...
Davonte Lafonse Handy (05/31/05)
Davonte Lafonse Handy, the son of Ben Handy and Dara Vaughn, was born in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 31, 2004, and died at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the age of 4 months. Surviving are his father, Ben Handy of Dexter; his mother, Dara Vaughn, of Dexter; one brother, Damian Handy of Dexter; maternal grandfather, Larry Vaughn of Bloomfield; maternal grandmother, Linda Vaughn of Dexter; and maternal great-grandmother, Christine Schacherbaur of Dexter...
China Williamson (05/31/05)
China Williamson, daughter of the late Harvey and Eula Mae Howell Crews, was born in Arkansas on Feb. 18, 1921, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the age of 84. Mrs. Williamson had lived in Essex most of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Essex...
Marie Emerson Hahn (05/31/05)
Marie Emerson Hahn, daughter of Frederick Wilhelm Gottlieb "Bill" and Mary Elizabeth (Dieckmann) Reinemer, was born on November 3, 1916 at Cedar Hill and died May 23, 2005 at Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Hahn was a retired school teacher at Hillsboro Schools. ...
Frances A. Brannan (05/31/05)
Frances Arends Brannan, daughter of Elwood D. Johnson and Ima Moore Johnson, was born November 30, 1912 at Malden and died on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Bluff Nursing Home in Columbia. Mrs. Brannen had been married to Joseph N. Arends II and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1965. She later married Dr. Lloyd Brannan and he also preceded her in death...
Elois Floyd (05/11/05)
Elois Floyd, the daughter of Ovella Pope Peck and the late Woodrow Peck, was born in Flint, Mich., on Oct. 4, 1946, and died at her home in Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 9, 2005, at the age of 58. She had been a resident of Malden, Dexter and Fisk for many years. She lived in Fenton for five years before moving to Cape Girardeau a year ago. She was a member of the Calvary General Baptist Church in Dupo, Ill...
Jeffrey Pippins (05/11/05)
Jeffrey Pippins, a resident of Bernie, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 45. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Lorene Moore Aslin (05/06/05)
Lorene Moore Aslin died in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, April 25, 2005, at the age of 90. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1915, to Benjamin Moore and Zella Whitledge Moore. She moved to Bloomfield at a young age. She married Glenn F. Aslin on Nov. 17, 1935. To this marriage two sons were born, James G. Aslin of Tucson, Ariz., and Malcom M. Aslin of Cape Haze, Fla...
W.W. "Bill" King (05/06/05)
W.W. "Bill" King, the son of the late William G. and Hazel Leona Phelps, was born in Clarkton on Dec. 15, 1925, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the age of 79. Mr. King had lived most of his life in Puxico. He was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico and the Puxico Masonic Lodge A.F. ...
Jewel Alvin Phegley (05/06/05)
Jewel Alvin Phegley, the son of the late Albert Manning and Addie Mary Valliant Phegley, was born in Vanduser on June 4, 1926, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the age of 78. Mr. Phegley had served in the Army from 1945-1965 and moved to Dexter in 1973. ...
Paul Hodges (05/05/05)
Paul Hodges, son of the late Arthur Bell Hodges, Sr. and Martha Susan Driskol Hodges, was born Oct. 26, 1925, at Parma and died in the St. Anthony's Medical Center at St. Louis on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the age of 79. Mr. Hodges was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, a former welder for General Motors in St. Louis, and a resident of Dexter...
Elnora E. Sawyer (05/05/05)
Elnora Elaine Sawyer, daughter of the late Hugh and Sadie Allen Hester, was born in Caruthersville on March 1, 1924, and died at Malden Nursing and Rehab in Malden on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the age of 81. Mrs. Sawyer was a housewife and had lived in Caruthersville until 1955 when she moved to Dexter...
Amy Barnes (05/05/05)
Amy Barnes, the daughter of the late Charles and Amy Ann Dawson, was born in Quitman, Ark., on April 27, 1914, and died at her home in Dexter on May 1, 2005, at the age of 91. Mrs. Barnes had lived in Sikeston until moving to Dexter in 1979. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Harold Dean Mason (05/05/05)
Harold Dean Mason, 60, of London, Ark., was born Aug. 17, 1944, in Dover, Ark., and died Sunday, April 24, 2005, on Ashworth Mountain, the son of Mart and Hattie Anderson Mason. He was a farmer and attended the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Glueck of Dexter and Diana Holmes of Russellville, Ark.; three sons, Preston Mason of Archie, Randall Mason of Garden City, and Lindel Mason of Dexter; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Carol and Mildred Mason; and three brothers, Carl, Garry and General Mason.. ...
Jewel A. Phegley (05/05/05)
Jewel A. Phegley, 78, and a resident of Dexter, died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, May 5, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Wilfred W. King (05/05/05)
Wilfred W. King, 79, and a resident of Puxico, died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico on Thursday, May 5, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
Deborah Sue Robey (05/04/05)
Deborah Sue Robey, the daughter of Herman Pullum and Connie Pruett, was born on Dec. 8, 1979, in Dexter and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the age of 25. Deborah was a resident of Essex and Bloomfield all her life...
Lorene Moore Aslin (05/04/05)
Lorene Moore Aslin died in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, April 25, 2005, at the age of 90. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1915, to Benjamin Moore and Zella Whitledge Moore. She moved to Bloomfield at a young age. She married Glenn F. Aslin on Nov. 17, 1935. To this marriage two sons were born, James G. Aslin of Tucson, Ariz., and Malcom M. Aslin of Cape Haze, Fla...
Elnora E. Sawyer (05/04/05)
Elnora E. Sawyer, 81, and a resident of Dexter, died at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden on Monday, May 2, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A full obituary will be in tomorrow's edition of The Daily Statesman...
Rosie Terrill (05/04/05)
Rosie Terrill, daughter of the late Miquel and Louise Reyes Trevino, was born in Robstown, Texas, on Feb. 3, 1948, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the age of 57. Mrs. Terrill had been a resident of Parma for 20 years before moving to Bernie. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie...
Alberta Mae Hayes (05/04/05)
Alberta Mae Hayes, the daughter of the late Charles Clinton and Lavena Ray Nation Thomas, was born in Broseley on Aug. 17, 1921, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on May 2, 2005, at the age of 83. Mrs. Hayes had lived in Dudley most of her life and was a member of the Dudley Community Church...
Virginia Battles (05/04/05)
Virginia Battles, daughter of the late Albert Sidney Johnson, Sr. and Anna Mae Smith Johnson, was born Feb. 21, 1923, at Bernie and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the age of 82. Mrs. Battles was a member of the Bernie Christian Church, a former employee of the Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie, had previously worked at the Brown Shoe Company and Elder Manufacturing Company, and was a resident of Bernie...
Rosie Terrill (05/03/05)
Rosie Terrill, 57 and a resident of Bernie, died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, May 2, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Amy Barnes (05/03/05)
Amy Barnes of Dexter died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Alberta Hayes (05/03/05)
Alberta Hayes, 83 and a resident of Dudley, died at Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter on Monday, May 2, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Deborah Robey (05/03/05)
Deborah Robey, 25 and a resident of Bloomfield, died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, on Monday, May 2, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Paul Hodges (05/03/05)
Paul Hodges, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, May 2, 2005, in the St. Anthony's Hospital at St. Louis at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Virginia Battles (05/03/05)
Virginia Battles of Bernie died Monday, May 2, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
M. Dale Taylor (05/03/05)
M. Dale Taylor, the son of Milborn Taylor and the late Alma Eva Lentz Taylor, was born in Puxico on Oct. 12, 1951, and died at The Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., on Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the age of 53. Mr. Taylor had lived most of his life in Puxico until moving to Salesville, Ark., seven years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Norfolk, Ark. He enjoyed fishing and wood working. He was a driver for Schnider Trucking of Green Bay, Wis...
Nora Geraldine McCain (05/03/05)
Nora Geraldine McCain, daughter of Ora Nora Wilson King and the late Clarence Herbert King, was born on July 4, 1940, at Minimun and died at her residence in rural Bernie on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the age of 64. Mrs. McCain was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden and a homemaker...
Robert Warren Blankenship (05/03/05)
Robert Warren Blankenship, son of the late Dale Blankenship and Myrtle Minton Blankenship, was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Dexter where he resided all of his life and died Monday, May 2, 2005, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 79. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a veteran in the Army of World War II, a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge in Dexter, past president of the Dexter Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Dexter Rotary Club, and served on the Dexter Hospital Board. ...