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Obituaries from October 2005

Angela McCoy Poe (10/30/05)
Angela McCoy Poe, a resident of rural Bernie, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 30. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Thomas M. Hartle (10/30/05)
Thomas M. Hartle, a resident of Connellsville, Pa., died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Highlands Hospital in Connellsvillle at the age of 75. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
George Louis Whitaker (10/30/05)
George Louis Whitaker, the son of the late Hyarm and Pearl Moore Whitaker was born in Risco on Aug. 15, 1928, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 27, 2005, at the age of 77. Mr. Whitaker had been a resident of Wappapello for more than 15 years. He was retired from General Motors and was a self-employed carpenter. He attended the General Baptist Church. Mr. Whitaker was in the U. S. Army and a decorated veteran of World War II...
Oniece Watkins (10/25/05)
Oniece Watkins, a resident of Bernie, died on Oct. 24, 2005, near Malden at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Wilma Link (10/25/05)
Wilma Link, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 25, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John R. McCollough (10/25/05)
John R. McCollough, the son of the late Wesley and Ethel Hutchcraft McCollough, was born near Dexter on March 1, 1929, and died at his home near Dexter on Oct. 22, 2005, at the age of 76. He had lived near Dexter all of his life. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Ark of Hope Church near Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne...
Mary Jarrell Schinker (10/25/05)
Mary Jarrell Schinker, daughter of the late Raymond Lawrence Jarrell and Jennie Lester Davis Jarrell, was born on April 1, 1930, at Dexter and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at the age of 75. Mrs. Schinker was a homemaker and a resident of rural Dexter...
Merritt E. Taylor (10/25/05)
Merritt E. Taylor, 69, of Advance, was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Earl and Ida Ellard Taylor, and died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Merritt was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and an MP...
Ray Newell (10/25/05)
Julius Ray Newell, son of the late Barney Lee Newell and Lucy Reeves Newell, was born April 13, 1935, at Balwin, Miss., and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at the age of 70. Mr. Newell was a former maintenance employee of the Sikeston John Deere Equipment Company and a resident of Essex...
Norman Scott Gaines (10/23/05)
Norman Scott Gaines, son of Helen Carney Gaines of Dexter and the late Woodrow Gaines, was born on Sept. 28, 1949, at Poplar Bluff and died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Bexar County at San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 56. Mr. Gaines was a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Mary, a 32nd degree Shriner in St. Louis, member of the American Legion Post #0133 in Perryville, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Perryville...
Gonda Mae Buckalew (10/23/05)
Gonda Mae Buckalew, daughter of the late Henry and Evelyn Jewell Walker Cagle, was born at Bloomfield on May 20, 1935, and died in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005. at the age of 70. Mrs. Buckalew grew up in Missouri and graduated from Bloomfield High School. She made her home in Shreveport, La., and was an active member of her church, the Living Water Worship Center in Stonewall, La. She was married to Samuel Esman Buckalew, and he preceded her in death...
Norman Scott Gaines (10/21/05)
Norman Scott Gaines, a resident of Perryville, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at the age of 56. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Arnold Walker (10/21/05)
Shirley Arnold Walker, daughter of the late Walter David Arnold and Belva Roberts Arnold, was born on Nov. 5, 1937, near Dexter and died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, near Dexter at the age of 67. Mrs. Walker was an employee of Federal Mogul in Malden where she worked as an inspector and was a resident of rural Dexter...
Alma "Jeanie" Kneezle (10/21/05)
Alma "Jeanie" Kneezle, daughter of the late Josh and Bertha Mayberry Kneezel, was born at Bell City on March 13, 1932 and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at the age of 73. Jeanie had spent most of her life in the Bell City community but had been a resident of Bloomfield the past 20 years...
Barbara Redman Davis (10/20/05)
Barbara Redman Davis, daughter of the late Myrta Benton Redman and Wilford "Dick" Redman, was born Aug. 17, 1934, at Brownwood and died at her residence in Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the age of 71. Ms. Davis was of the Nazarene faith, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Frank Sedlacek (10/20/05)
Frank Sedlacek, son of the late Frank John Sedlacek and Josephine Johansen Sedlacek, was born on April 6, 1926, at Jackson, Miss., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the age of 79. Mr. Sedlacek was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Harvey Thomason (10/18/05)
Harvey Thomason, a resident of Dexter, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Lucille Biggs Lantz, (10/18/05)
Lucille Biggs Lantz, daughter of the late Charles Owen Biggs and Anna Albritton Biggs, was born on April 4, 1897, at Dexter and died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in the General Baptist Nursing Home at Campbell at the age of 108. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and a resident of Dexter...
James E. Callahan (10/18/05)
James E. Callahan, formerly of Dexter, died Sept. 29, 2005, at home in Steelville after a brief battle with colon cancer. He was 79. James was born on July 6, 1926, at Cherryville to the union of Fred Callahan and Lola Callahan (nee Worley). On June 12, 1949, James was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Gravatt at the First Baptist Church in Steelville. This union was blessed with one daughter, Denise Ann Callahan of Ballwin...
Vestia Estell Berry McElvoy (10/18/05)
Vestia Estell Berry McElvoy died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Gideon Care Center. She was born on Jan. 29, 1913, at Frisbee. On Oct. 5, 1929, she was united in marriage to John Paul Berry, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1977. On July 16, 1983, she was married to V.M. McElvoy...
Sharon Oliver (10/18/05)
Sharon Oliver, daughter of Ruth Sharp of Galesburg, Ill., and the late Gerald Sharp, Sr., was born on Nov. 15, 1947, at Galesburg, Ill., and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the age of 57. Mrs. Oliver was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Dwight Franklin Laden, Jr. (10/18/05)
Dwight Franklin Laden, Jr. a resident of Fayetteville, Ark., died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born on Aug. 17, 1964, at Caruthersville, the son of Jane Wilkerson Laden of Malden and the late Dwight F. Laden, Sr...
Myrtle Driskill (10/16/05)
Myrtle "Cedie" Driskill, daughter of the late John Edward Wyatt and Annie Pearl Jones Wyatt, was born on Nov. 12, 1932, at Selmer, Tenn., and departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the age of 72. Mrs. Driskill was a former employee of the International Hat Company in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield...
William "Bill" Durham (10/16/05)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- William "Bill" F. Durham, 70, formerly of Bernie, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at his son's residence in Murphysboro, Ill. Mr. Durham was born June 2, 1935, in Bernie to John Randolph Durham and Nora Victoria (Ogelvie) Durham. He had worked at Geneva Kitchens as a cabinet maker. Then, he was city sexton and worked for the City of Murphysboro Street Department. He also had his own business in which he was a gravedigger for many years...
Mildred Aslin (10/11/05)
Mildred Aslin, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Glenda Johnson (10/11/05)
Glenda Johnson, daughter of the late Albert Oscar and Mattie Delmar Daniel Milton, was born in Dexter on Aug. 27, 1932, and died at her home in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the age of 73. She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Lola Mae Bagby (10/11/05)
Lola Mae Bagby, daughter of the late Oscar William and Lena Mae Walker Pippins, was born in Townley on Oct. 17, 1907, and died at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at the age of 97. A short time after her husband's death in 1951, Lola moved to Elgin, Ill., working at the Ducane Factory until retirement at age 65. ...
Naomi Hill (10/11/05)
Naomi Hill, daughter of the late John Oliver Alsup and Altha Kelley Alsup, was born May 14, 1918, near Essex and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the age of 87. Mrs. Hill was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia, a homemaker and a resident of Bloomfield...
David Mulcahy (10/11/05)
David Jerome Mulcahy, 81, of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Kennett, son of the late Paul and Dicie Lee (Whitworth) Mulcahy, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from Morehouse High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Edna Treece (10/11/05)
Edna Treece, 86, of Hatton died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the Fulton Manor Care Center in Fulton. She was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Stoddard County, the daughter of the late William Andrew and Molly "Love" (Fortner) Edwards. On Jan. 7, 1937, in New Madrid, she was united in marriage to Cecil Treece, and he survives of the home...
Richard Barker (10/11/05)
Richard Barker, son of the late Ralph and Ida Dillinger Barker, was born in Gideon on Dec. 19, 1948, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the age of 56. He had lived in Dudley since he was 16 years old. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Dexter. He was a self-employed fish farmer...
Danny Evans (10/05/05)
Danny Evans, a resident of Olathe, Kan., formerly of Dexter, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at his residence at the age of 54. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Richard Dyer (10/04/05)
In loving memory of Dad who died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005. James Richard Dyer was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Dexter, Mo. He was the son of Helena Irene Dare and John Cleveland Dyer. He had five siblings, Mabel, Wilma, Raymond, Ida and Erma. Like many depression era families, they moved to Detroit, Mich., where he met and married Stephanie S. ...
Charles D. Talley (10/04/05)
Charles D. Talley of St. Louis, son of the late Everett Talley of St. Louis and Geneva Simmons Talley, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. He was a member of American Legion and Iron Workers Local #518. Survivors include his wife, Karen L. Talley; son, James Talley; and two grandchildren...
George Louis Whitaker (10/28/05)
George Louis Whitaker, 77, and a resident of Wappapello, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Oniece Embrey Watkins (10/27/05)
Oniece Embrey Watkins, daughter of the late Carroll Embrey and Coillee Lena Johnson Embrey, was born June 18, 1924, at Bernie and died in Malden on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at the age of 81. Mrs. Watkins was a lifelong resident of Bernie, had run a daycare for children out of her home for years, a homemaker, and a member of the Bernie Alliance Church...
Dick Martin (10/27/05)
Lee A. "Dick" Martin, son of the late John C. Martin and Maude Ice Martin, was born on Oct. 2, 1920, at Dexter and died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in the Mark Twain Manor at Bridgeton at the age of 85. Mr. Martin was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army, the former owner of Martin Brothers Service Station in Dexter, a former resident of Dexter currently residing in St. ...
Harvey "Gene" Thomason (10/19/05)
Gene Thomason, son of the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Drucilla Evans Thomason, was born on June 22, 1929, at Green County, Ark., and died on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter at the age of 76...
I.B. McNew, Jr. (10/19/05)
I.B. McNew, Jr., the son of I.B. McNew, Sr. and the late Lydia Merriman McNew, was born in Morehouse on Sept. 19, 1937, and died at his home in Morehouse on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the age of 68. Mr. McNew had been a resident of Morehouse all his life. He was an auto mechanic and retired from Good Humor-Breyers on Dec. 31, 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Lyle Hardin (10/19/05)
Lyle Hardin, the son of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Mae Whitworth Hardin, was born in Clinton, Ark., on April 14, 1939, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the age of 66. He had lived all his life in Missouri and had lived in Parma for several years before moving to Bernie 11 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and was retired from Venture Products...
Paul Galey (10/19/05)
Paul Galey, son of the late Ossie Galey and Eunice Florence Galey Daniels, was born on Jan. 3, 1933, at Dudley and died at his residence near Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the age of 72. Mr. Galey was a retired core driller for the Army Corps of Engineers, a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War, a former resident of Dudley, currently of Dexter...
Barbara Davis (10/19/05)
Barbara Davis, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in the residence of her daughter at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Frank Sedlacek (10/19/05)
Frank Sedlacek, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Myrtle Driskill (10/14/05)
Myrtle Driskill died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 72. Mrs. Driskill was a resident of Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Mildred Aslin (10/12/05)
Mildred Aslin, daughter of the late Aud Launius and Estelle Lewis launius, was born on Aug. 20, 1923, at Bloomfield and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the age of 82. Mrs. Aslin was of the Baptist faith, a former Urology nurse at Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff and a resident of Dexter...
Ingrid Morlan (10/12/05)
Ingrid Porter Morlan, a resident of Wappapello, formerly of Dexter, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 58. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Danny Evans (10/10/05)
Danny Evans, son of Wayne Evans of Dexter and the late Wanda Huskey Evans, was born Oct. 26, 1950, at Kennett and died in his residence at Olathe, Kan., on Oct. 4, 2005, at the age of 54. Mr. Evans was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a former security officer at Mid-American Nazarene College at Olathe, Kan., and had worked security in the Dexter area...