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Obituaries from December 2005

James David Griffin (12/29/05)
James David Griffin, son of Irene Murphy Griffin Scheider and the late James William Griffin, was born in Dexter on June 15, 1961, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Dec. 27, 2005, at the age of 44. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse...
Nettie Mae Hillis (12/27/05)
Nettie Mae Hillis, the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Oma Lewis Hillis, was born in Center Ridge, Ark., on Oct. 31, 1916, and died at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at the age of 89. She had lived in Dexter for many years until moving to Memphis, Tenn., a few years ago. She was a member of the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn...
Louis Backfisch (12/27/05)
Louis W. Backfisch, son of the late Dennis Backfisch and Lisette Schubert Backfisch, was born on March 10, 1914, at St. Louis and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the age of 91. Mr. Backfisch was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where he was a charter member and served on the original building committee for the church, a retired salesman for M.F.A., had served in the United States Navy during World War II and a resident of Dexter...
Airis Louise Morris (12/25/05)
Airis Louise Morris, daughter of the late Forrest A. Holmes and the late Martha A. Golden Holmes, was born in Jasper, Ala. on April 9, 1929 and died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Malden Nursing and Rehab in Malden at the age of 76. Airis was united in marriage to Dennis Morris on Aug. ...
Lisa Coleman (12/25/05)
Lisa Ann Coleman, daughter of Wanda Hyslop Parks of Dexter and the late Eugene Parks, was born on Sept. 7, 1964, at Cape Girardeau and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Dec. 21, 2005, at the age of 41. Lisa had most recently worked part time as a counselor at the Poplar Bluff Dialysis Center, was a former social worker for the Department of Family Services at Bloomfield and was a resident of Dexter...
John Barton Lloyd, Jr. (12/21/05)
John Barton Lloyd, Jr. of Cuba was born April 10, 1924, at Green Brier to the union of John Barton Lloyd, Sr. and Nellie Virginia (Dixon) Lloyd and died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at his residence in Cuba at the age of 81. John has been united in marriage for over 60 years to Wanda Maxine Lloyd. They were married at St. Louis and to this union four children were born; John, B. III, Rodney, Betty and Rebecca...
Carrie Ward Sutter (12/20/05)
Carrie Ward Sutter, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Jines Ward, was born near Wappapello on Sept. 27, 1922, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at the age of 83. She had lived in Puxico until moving to Cape Girardeau in 1994. ...
John Frank James (12/20/05)
John Frank James, son of the late Robert and Myrtle Tankersley, was born at Obion, Tenn., on Oct. 27, 1930, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 75. Mr. James had lived in Essex for the past 29 years. He was a retired backhoe operator and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a member of the Senior Country Band which played for many area nursing homes. On Dec. 11, 1972, he was married to Wanda Cochran in Bell City...
Mary Della Wilson (12/20/05)
Della Wilson, daughter of the late Franklin C. Gregg and Rebecca Lizzy Armstrong Gregg, was born on Feb. 18, 1919, in Hackleburg, Ala., and died at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in dexter on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the age of 86. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. She was a former employee with the Brown Shoe Company in Dexter and a former hostess at McDonald's in Dexter for 10 years...
Marion Wilbert Smith (12/20/05)
Marion Wilbert Smith, the son of the late Charles and Bertha Delaney Smith, was born in Neelyville on June 29, 1933, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 16, 2005, at the age of 72. He had lived in Puxico for many years. He was a retired carpenter, enjoyed wood working and working in his yard...
Wesley "Tony" McIntosh (12/20/05)
Wesley "Tony" McIntosh, son of the late Wesley Ervin and Myrtle Hearren McIntosh, was born in Sikeston on Dec. 12, 1957, and died at his home in Parma on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 48. He had lived in Parma for many years. Surviving are one daughter, Jessica McIntosh of White Oak; one brother, Ervin McIntosh of Lampe; three sisters, Mary Lee of Lilbourn, Stella Buck of Dexter, and Martha Miller of Parma;...
Dorthey Foster (12/16/05)
Dorthey Foster, a resident of Bloomfield, died at her home Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are pending with Chiles-Cooper Funerl Home in Bloomfield.
Lora Pauline (12/02/05)
Lora Pauline Friday died early Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the age of 98. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
William R. "Scrap" McClard (12/02/05)
William R. "Scrap" McClard, 58, of Dexter died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jesse B. and Hilda M. Sachse McClard. He was raised in Jackson by his mother and maternal grandfather, Otto Sachse...
Hettie Lawrence (12/02/05)
Hettie Lawrence, the daughter of the late Lon and Lona Cochran Milam, was born in Snowball, Ark., on March 14, 1923, and died at the Bertrand Retirement Home on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at the age of 82. She had lived in Dexter and Bernie, moved to Puxico in 1961, and had been in the nursing home the past three years...
Loretta Downey (12/02/05)
Loretta Downey was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Bay, Ark., and died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Central Gardens in Dexter. She attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter and had also attended the Church on the Rock. She was a homemaker and enjoyed ceramics...
Boyd M. Ringer (12/30/05)
Boyd M. Ringer, son of the late John L. Ringer and Helen Boyd Ringer, was born on June 26, 1941, in Cape Girardeau and died at his residence in Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the age of 64. Mr. Ringer was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee with IBM, and a resident of Baton Rouge, La...
James David Griffin (12/30/05)
James David Griffin, son of Irene Murphy Griffin Scheider and the late James William Griffin, was born in Dexter on June 15, 1961, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the age of 44. He was a resident of Wappapello but had lived in Sikeston and Morehouse for many years. He had worked as a welder until he was disabled. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 4066 in Wappapello...
Norma Whitman (12/30/05)
Norma Whitman, daughter of the late Herbert "Slim" Gaines and Ethel Mayberry Gaines, was born on July 1, 1932, at Dexter and died in her residence at Dexter on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the age of 73. Mrs. Whitman attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter, was a former secretary for Hi-Lo Trailers at Tampa, Fla., and a resident of Dexter...
Mildred Louise McClain (12/28/05)
Mildred Louise McClain, the daughter of the late Vernon and Vercie Dunivan Cooper, was born in Bloomfield on June 28, 1941, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the age of 64. She had lived in Dexter and Bloomfield all her life and was a resident of Bloomfield at this time. She was a member of the Oak Ridge General Baptist Church near Aquilla. She had worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for many years...
John Frank James (12/22/05)
John Frank James, son of the late Robert and Myrtle Tankersley James, was born at Obion, Tenn., on Oct. 27, 1930, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 75. Mr. James had lived in Essex for the past 29 years. He was a retired backhoe operator and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a member of the Senior Country Band which played for many area nursing homes. On Dec. 11, 1972, he was married to Wanda Cochran in Bell City...
Lisa Coleman (12/22/05)
Lisa Coleman, a resident of Dexter, died Dec. 21, 2005, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau at the age of 41. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sylvia Marie Bess (12/19/05)
Sylvia Marie Bess of Malden died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born Feb. 11, 1912, at Bloomfield, the daughter of William Henry Huggins and Melissa Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rose Huggins. On June 28, 1930, she was united in marriage to Joseph Kermit Bess, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1966...
Thelma Toombs (12/14/05)
Thelma Toombs, the daughter of the late Thomas and Esther Babcock Tharp, was born in Michigan on May 30, 1928, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the age of 77. She had lived in the Parma area for many years and had resided in Sikeston the past 20 years. She had attended the Murray Lane Baptist Church before her health failed...
Ruby Kathryn (Rogers) Lincoln McKenzie (12/14/05)
Ruby Kathryn Lincoln McKenzie, 87, of Eldon, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Eldon Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Moscow, Ky., on Aug. 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Rev. J.L. and Mary Rogers. On March 9, 1937, she was married to Claude C. Lincoln who preceded her in death in February 1975...
Brenda Murphy (12/13/05)
Brenda Kaye Murphy, 57, of Dandridge died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn. Brenda was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and faye Backfisch of Dexter. She had served her country for four years in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, and she was an employee of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development for 27 years...
Lois Bowling (12/13/05)
Lois Bowling, the daughter of the late George Wilburn, Sr., and Myrtle Ivy Vede Dell Rogers Haskins, was born in Dover, Ark., on Oct. 7, 1926, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 11, 2005, at the age of 79. Mrs. Bowling had lived most of her life in Bloomfield. She was a retired seamstress with Elder Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
James W. Carroll (12/13/05)
James Carroll, son of the late Andrew Carroll and Hattie Matheney Carroll, was born on July 26, 1925, at Matthews and died at the Crossroads Court in Dexter at the age of 80. Mr. Carroll was a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Ethridge Reynolds (12/13/05)
Ethridge Reynolds, the son of the late Elvis George and Gladys Irby Reynolds, was born in Bernie on Aug. 16, 1934, and died at his home in Elgin, Ill. on Dec. 11, 2005, at the age of 71. Mr. Reynolds lived in Bernie before moving to Elgin, Ill., over 50 years ago. He was a tile setter and had worked for Coleman Flooring and G. M. Sloan Tile. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. During the conflict, he was a P.O.W...
Glenn D. Fulkerson (12/13/05)
Glenn Fulkerson, son of the late James Fulkerson and Beulah Robertson Fulkerson, was born Sept. 7, 1916, at Parma and died in The Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the age of 89. Mr. Fulkerson was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Coast Guard. ...
Audrey Whitworth (12/09/05)
Audrey Whitworth, the son of the late Zimmer and Myrtle Lynn Whitworth, was born in Catron on July 2, 1924, and died at his home in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at the age of 81. He had lived in the Parma and Catron areas for many years before moving to Flint, Mich., where he retired after 30 years with Buick Motors. Mr. Whitworth moved to Poplar Bluff in 1981. He was a member of the Twin Springs Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Dr. Robert Ellis Jibben (12/09/05)
Dr. Robert Jibben, son of the late Gustave Robert Jibben and Mildred Holliday Jibben, was born on Sept. 15, 1924, at Kirksville and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at the age of 81. Dr. Jibben maintained an active family practice in Dexter from 1953 until 1996. ...
Dr. Robert E. Jibben (12/08/05)
Dr. Robert E. Jibben, 81, a resident of Dexter, died this morning, Dec. 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
William Newton Hicks (12/07/05)
William Newton Hicks, son of the late George Roland Hicks and Trannie Mae Ingle Hicks, was born in Double Springs, Ala., on July 22, 1919, and died at his home in Essex on Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the age of 86. Mr. Hicks had been a resident of Essex for 25 years. ...
Donald Ray Vancil (12/06/05)
Donald Ray Vancil, son of the late Tona Ray Vancil and Elsie Pearl Palmer Vancil, was born on Dec. 25, 1935, at Campbell and died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in the Gideon Care Center at the age of 69. Mr. Vancil had been a farmer, had worked at IXL Handle Mill, was a member of the Bibleway Association Church of Bernie and was an evangelist...
Willard Woodrow Johns (12/06/05)
Willard Woodrow Johns, 90, of Bloomfield, was born June 5, 1915, at Advance, the son of Harry and Vallie Revelle Johns, and died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Willard was a retired farmer and attended Sturdivant and Bloomfield General Baptist Churches...
Wesley Alan Dunn (12/06/05)
Wesley Alan Dunn, son of Pauline Allen Dunn and the late Velton Dunn, was born on Nov. 2, 1957, at Pontiac, Mich., and died in St. Louis County on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at the age of 48. Mr. Dunn was owner and operator of Dunn's Tree Service and a resident of Bernie. He had served as a United States Marine...
Princessa Lee Triplett (12/06/05)
Princessa Lee Triplett, an active duty Air Force Officer was killed in a vehicular accident on Nov. 20, 2005, in Spokane, Wash. She was a veteran of the current war on terrorism in Iraq. Her surviving parents are Doug Triplett of Essex and Jackie Gonzales of Lake Mary, Fla. Both parents are retired marines...