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Obituaries from January 2006

Pearl Hessling (01/27/06)
Pearl Hessling, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edna Chloteel Middleton (01/27/06)
Edna Chloteel Middleton, daughter of the late Albert Creed and Mary Swinger Creed, was born on Sept. 24, 1924, at Essex and died in her residence at Dexter on Jan. 26, 2006, at the age of 81. Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Frisco, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Vera Edith Corbin (01/27/06)
Vera Edith Corbin, daughter of the late James and Gertie Robinson, was born on March 17, 1916, in Stoddard County and died in the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Corbin was a member of the Woodside Bible Church at Troy, Mich., a homemaker and a resident of Troy, Mich...
Katie Doris Gwaltney (01/27/06)
Katie Doris Gwaltney, daughter of the late James Thomas Hobgood and Susan Henrietta Tucker Hobgood, was born on Dec. 18, 1903, at Leora and died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, in the Festus Manor Nursing Home at the age of 102. Mrs. Gwaltney was a homemaker, a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and was a resident of Festus...
Pauline Dowdy (01/24/06)
Pauline Dowdy, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 92. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Rev. Chester C. Smith (01/24/06)
Rev. Chester C. Smith, son of the late John Edgar and Mary Ellen Carwile Smith, was born in Leora on Feb. 3, 1920, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the age of 85. He had lived in Dexter since 1933. ...
Meredith L. Capps (01/24/06)
Meredith L. Capps, the daughter of the late Tom and Lucetta Black Morris, was born near Dexter on March 9, 1926, and died at the Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the age of 79. She had lived in Bloomfield and Dexter all her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Dexter...
Benjamin Gaertner (01/22/06)
Benjamin Gaertner of Dexter , MO was born January 17, 2006 and died January 17, 2006 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. Benjamin is survived by his parents Michael and Chauna Gaertner of Dexter, Grandparents: Ken and Cheryl Hellman of St. ...
Mary A. George (01/22/06)
Mary A. George, daughter of the late Hobert Voss and Sibyl Coffman Voss, was born on Jan. 28, 1932, at hector, Ark., and died at her residence in Dexter on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at the age of 73. Mrs. George was a member of Sugar Tree Baptist Church near Bernie, a former supervisor with Ely Walker Manufacturing in Kennett, a former employee of B & M Landscaping in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Kelly Wise (01/22/06)
Kelly Wise of Warrenton, formerly of Dexter, was born March 10, 1951, at Sikeston and died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at the age of 54. He was the son of the late Charles Wise, Jr. and Vivian Demaris Wise. He had been a truck driver for Dino's Trucking...
Joyce Elaine Burge (01/19/06)
Joyce Elaine Burge, daughter of Martha Neely Burge of Essex and the late Earl William Burge, was born on Oct. 22, 1951, at Ponca City, Okla., and died in the St. Louis University Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at the age of 54. She was a former secretary for the V.N.A., Dexter office, a member of the Essex First Baptist Church and a resident of Essex...
Mildred A. Harris (01/19/06)
Mildred A. Harris, nee Robinson, 89, of Fairview Heights, Ill., was born June 25, 1916, in Bloomfield and died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at The Lincoln Home in Belleville, Ill. Mildred was a member of Edgemont Bible Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. "Melvin" Harris; her parents, William and Birdie, nee Kirby, Robinson; a son in infancy; a grandson; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Lela Hester and Wilma Hester...
Joyce Burge (01/18/06)
Joyce Burge, a resident of Essex, died on Jan. 17, 2006, in the St. Louis University Hospital at the age of 54. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Colove (01/18/06)
Mary Colove, daughter of the late Joe Whitaker and Hattie Jennings Whitaker, was born on Nov. 6, 1937, in Naylor and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 2006, at the age of 68. Mrs. Colove was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a self-employed accountant, and a resident of Dexter...
Mary Colove (01/17/06)
Mary Colove, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roland Krost (01/17/06)
Roland Krost, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Argus H. Coonts (01/17/06)
Argus H. Coonts, son of the late Tony and Willa Mae Rhynes Coonts, was born in Mount Judea, Ark., on Aug. 9, 1930, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the age of 75. He had lived in Gideon and Malden for many years and moved to Morehouse 10 years ago. He was a retired self-employed auto mechanic...
Gregory Martin McClard (01/17/06)
Gregory Martin McClard, son of Jerry McClard and Elaine Harrell Cross, was born at Flint, Mich., on Oct. 31, 1970, and died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, south of Puxico at the age of 35. Mr. McClard was a resident of Bloomfield and had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community and was a brick mason working for Foste Masonry. He was married to Letitia Parker...
Gregory McClard (01/15/06)
Gregory McClard, of Bloomfield died on January 13, 2006 near Puxico. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Richard G. Carson (01/15/06)
Richard G. Carson, son of the late Lawrence E. Carson and Norma Pippins Carson, was born in Bernie on Sept. 11, 1936, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the age of 69. He was a resident of Bloomfield and a former resident of St. Charles, Ill., for 20 years. He had worked for the City of Dexter Street Department and attended the Alliance Church of Bernie. He had served in the U.S. Army...
Shirley McGhee (01/04/06)
Shirley McGhee, daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian Opal Burchett Book, was born in Malden on March 14, 1932, and died at her home in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the age of 73. She had lived in Dexter for the past 36 years. She had worked at the Hickory House Restaurant as cashier for many years and had also worked as a CNA at the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Geneva F. Harrellson Crow (01/04/06)
Geneva F. Harrellson Crow, daughter of the late Benjamin Conway and Caltonia Young Harrelson, was born in rural Bernie near Sugar Tree on Oct. 20, 1915, and died at her home near Bernie on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the age of 90. She had lived near Bernie all her life where she and her husband had farmed. She was the 2003 Missouri Farm Woman of the Year and was a member of the Poplar Bluff master Gardeners...
Joan Aarant (01/01/06)
Joan Aarant, daughter of the late William Knight and Margaret Berry Knight was born on April 1, 1928 at Dexter and died in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Mt. Vernon, Ill., on December 30, 2005 at the age of 77. Mrs. Aarant was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a homemaker, and a resident of Dexter...
Samuel Dale "Sharpshooter" True, Sr. (01/01/06)
Samuel Dale True, Sr., 60, a resident of Wappapello, formerly of Dexter and Mississippi County, died at his residence Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005. Born April 1, 1945, in Dorena to the late Homer Curtis and Emma Margaret Matheny True, Samuel had lived in Wappapello for the past 17 years, moving from Dexter. He was a retired farmer and truck driver, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On Sept. 4, 1998, he married Onia Faye Smith Hendley, who survives of the home...
Dorothy Dean Roberts (01/31/06)
Dorothy Dean Roberts, the daughter of the late Flurrence and Martha Crouch Dean, was born in Morrilton, Ark., on April 6, 1919, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the age of 86. She had lived in Dexter for many years...
Savannah Brooke Snider (01/31/06)
Savannah Brooke Snider, daughter of Stan Snider and Sheila Fuwell, was born in Sikeston on Sept. 18, 1986, and died at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the age of 19. She had lived in Dexter most of her life. ...
Paul Perkins (01/30/06)
Paul Perkins, son of the late David L. Perkins and Della Petty Perkins, was born on Sept. 24, 1911, at Farmersburg, Ind., and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at the age of 94. Mr. Perkins was an artist, a talented wood crafter of furniture, and a minister of music at the Bernie Christian Church where he was a member...
Shirley Ann Hill (01/30/06)
Shirley Ann Hill, daughter of the late Joseph B. Werner and Rita Daniels Werner, was born on Feb. 3, 1940, at Granite City, Ill., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare facility in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at the age of 65. Ms. Hill was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter, a volunteer for V.N.A., a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Pearl Hessling (01/30/06)
Pearl Hessling, daughter of the late Fred Lucy and Lena Allen Lucy, was born on Jan. 6, 1917, at Blytheville, Ark., and departed this life in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Jan. 26, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Hessling was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
John D. Dial (01/26/06)
John D. Dial, son of the late Charlie Dial and Nellie Williams Dial, was born in Cuba, Ala., on April 5, 1933, and died at his home near Dexter, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the age of 72. He was a former resident of Alabama, Granite City, Ill., Charter Oak, and had been a resident of Dexter since 1994. He was a member of the Eagles, the Am Vets in Illinois and Union Local 67...
Katie Gwaltney (01/26/06)
Katie Gwaltney of Imperial died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the Festus Manor Nursing Facility at the age of 102. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Deanne Disbro (01/25/06)
Deanne Disbro was born Wilma Christman on Jan. 2, 1925, in Dexter and died in her home at Naples, Fla., on Dec. 30, 2005, at the age of 80. In spite of her battle with cancer, she remained optimistic, humorous and engaged with her many friends, family and interests. ...
Dorothy Dean Roberts (01/25/06)
Dorothy Dean Roberts, the daughter of the late Flurrence and Martha Crouch Dean, was born in Morrilton, Ark., on April 6, 1919, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the age of 86. She had lived in Dexter for many years...
Carolyn Long (01/25/06)
Carolyn Long, daughter of Maxine Carver Duniphan and the late Clifford Duniphan, was born at Kewanee on March 17, 1944, and died at her home in Granite City, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the age of 61. Mrs. Long had spent most of her life in the Granite City community. On May 1, 1975, at Mitchel, Ill., she was married to Robert Lee Long...
Pauline Dowdy (01/25/06)
Pauline Dowdy, daughter of the late Bertis Monroe Lawrence and Mabel Jennings Lawrence, was born on Dec. 20, 1913, near Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at the age of 92. Mrs. Dowdy was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former member of the Bridge Church of Christ near Dexter, a former L.P.N. ...
Richard Carson (01/13/06)
Richard G. Carson, 69, died at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A full obituary will be published later. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
Jesalin E. Davidson (01/12/06)
Jesalin E. Davidson, 80, of Piedmont, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at the Clark's Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. She was born Sept. 23, 1925, at Bernie and was raised in Stoddard County. She married Clarence Davidson on June 10, 1941, at Bernie, and he died in 1991. She owned and operated Davidson's Cafe in Pekin, Ill., for many years and had lived in Wayne County the past 20 years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witness in Piedmont...
Rev. George Hill (01/12/06)
Rev. George Hill, son of the late James R. and Pearl Mae Hunott Hill, was born in Matthews on Jan. 17, 1918, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Jan. 10, 2006, at the age of 87. He had lived in the Matthews and Sikeston area until moving to Essex since 1940. He had pastored the Assembly of God Church in Essex for approximately 40 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Jimmy Robinson (01/12/06)
James "Jimmy" Robinson, 55, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Lilbourn. Born March 2, 1950, in Sikeston to the late William and Justina Robinson Johnson, he was a former pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Charleston and was pastor and founder of Straight Street Church in Sikeston...
James "Dobbie" Duncan (01/12/06)
James "Dobbie" Duncan, 46, of Advance was born April 28, 1959, at Bloomfield, the son of Paul and Bernice Morlan Duncan, and died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. Dobbie was a construction worker. On Feb. 18, 1989, he and Dorothy Hill were united in marriage at Bloomfield, and she survives of the home...
Floyd "Dolph" Gibson (01/11/06)
Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Duncan Gibson, was born near Dexter on Nov. 6, 1915, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the age of 90. He had lived most of his life in Dexter, spent many years in Washington state and returned to Dexter in 1985. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Dennis C. Nunn (01/11/06)
Dennis C. Nunn, 74, of Bartlesville, Okla., died early Saturday morning at the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in the Walker-Brown Chapel located in Bartlesville, Okla., with Rev. Roy Bingham and Rev. Dan Adamson officiating...
Jimmie S. Farmer (01/11/06)
Jimmie Farmer, son of the late Charles R. Farmer and Lucy Ann Ruggles Farmer, was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in Dexter and died at his residence in Bloomfield on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at the age of 64. Mr. Farmer was a former employee of ArvinMeritor in Dexter for 27 years. He was affiliated with the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter, an avid fisherman, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Floyd "Dolph" Gibson (01/10/06)
Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Duncan Gibson, was born near Dexter on Nov. 6, 1915, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the age of 90. A complete obituary will be published later. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
Jimmie Farmer (01/10/06)
Jimmie Farmer, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in his residence at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funerla Home in Dexter.
Helen Shipman White (01/10/06)
Helen Shipman White, daughter of the late George and Izaria Wells Crowe, was born in Eldorado, Ill., on Oct. 29, 1918, and died at the Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at the age of 87. She had lived in Dexter for many years before moving to Texas five years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Lana Jean Corlew (01/10/06)
Lana Jean Corlew, daughter of Doyle Corlew and the late Vera Blevins Corlew, was born near Essex on April 20, 1947, and died in Essex on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at the age of 58. She had lived in Essex most of her life. She was of the General Baptist faith...
Jackie Louise Stockton (01/10/06)
Jackie Louise Stockton, a resident of Portageville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1945, at Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Willa Jean Bryant Dawson and Jack Parkman. She was united in marriage to Walter Lee Stockton on Sept. 20, 1964, in Parma. He survives of the home. Preceding her in death was her father, Jack Parkman...
Hilda Smyth (01/10/06)
Hilda Smyth, daughter of the late Dallas Baker and Clara Brown Baker, was born on Nov. 10, 1930, at Essex and died in her residence at Dexter on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at the age of 75. Mrs. Smyth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a wife and mother...
Hilda Smyth (01/09/06)
Hilda Smyth, daughter of the late Dallas Baker and Clara Brown Baker, was born Nov. 10, 1930, at Essex and departed this life in her residence at Dexter on Jan. 6, 2006, at the age of 75. Mrs. Smyth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a wife and a mother...
Pauline Sifford (01/06/06)
Pauline Sifford, a lifetime resident of Puxico, was born July 11, 1914, in Puxico and died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Puxico at the age of 91. She was united in marriage on Feb. 5, 1941, at Puxico to Bill Sifford. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1986...
Maria Rikard (01/06/06)
Maria Anita Rikard, daughter of the late Jose Gonzalez and Celestina Garcia Gonzalez, was born on June 26, 1921, at St. Louis and died in her residence at Dexter on Wednessday, Jan. 4, 2006, at the age of 84. Mrs. Rikard was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, formerly owned the L & M Supermarket in Dexter with her husband, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #311 in Dexter where she served as worthy matron, was a former professional softball player where she played shortstop for various St. ...
Maria Rikard (01/05/06)
Maria Rikard, died on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in her residence at Dexter at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.