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Obituaries from February 2006

Birdie Mae Jones (02/26/06)
Birdie Mae Jones of Malden was born Sept. 4, 1920 at Malden and died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was the daughter of Luther Andrew Paul and Nora Humphrey Paul. On Nov. 4, 1939, she was united in marriage to Everett Lee Jones, Sr. at Malden, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1966...
Barbara Payne (02/26/06)
Barbara Payne, daughter of William Kimbrel, was born May 17, 1937, in Dexter and lived around Fisk and Dexter most of her life. She died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 68. She had worked at Purolator at Dexter for several years...
Myrtle Boyd (02/21/06)
Myrtle Boyd, daughter of the late William Hathaway and Dora Melvina Riddle Hathaway, was born on May 3, 1913, at Dexter and died in the Malden Nursing Center and Rehab on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to John Webb Boyd on Nov. 6, 1927, at Piggott, Ark. He preceded his wife in death on July 18, 1988...
Tom Hankins (02/21/06)
Tom Hankins, 70, of Bloomfield died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
William W. "Bill" McBroom (02/21/06)
William W. "Bill" McBroom, son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 5, 1944, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the age of 61. A complete obituary will be published later. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
James Henry Pruett (02/17/06)
James Henry Pruett, son of the late Elvis and Ather Henson Pruett, was born in Bloomfield on Feb. 22, 1944, and died at his residence in Dexter on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at the age of 61. Mr. Pruett retired in 2003 after 27 years of service with ArvinMeritor in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Viet Nam, a member of the Ken Sisler D.A.V. Chapter #47, and a lifelong member of the N.R.A...
Mary Bridges (02/17/06)
Mary Bridges, a resident of Bernie, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Buford W. "Bill" Koechig (02/17/06)
Buford W. "Bill" Koechig of Pontiac, Mich., was born July 19, 1922, in Bloomfield and died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at the age of 83. He was the son of Otto and Tulia Koechig; father of Thomas L. (Amelia); Marcus W. (Mary), Stanley M. (Pamela), Christopher O. ...
Anna Lorene Eaton (02/17/06)
Anna Lorene Eaton, 77, of Sikeston, formerly of Morehouse, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at 1:54 p.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born on May 5, 1928, in Dexter to the late William Edward and Bertha Mae Coats Wader. She had worked for Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Sikeston Convalescent Center in the housekeeping department. ...
Mike Ferrara (02/14/06)
Mike Ferrara, resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Thomas C. Cross (02/14/06)
Thomas C. Cross, a resident of Bernie, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Rochelle Clark (02/14/06)
Rochelle Clark, a resident of 719 N. Elm in Dexter, died at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Thomas Latham McFerron (02/14/06)
Thomas Latham McFerron, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at his residence in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Friday, Jan. 20, 1950, in Cape Girardeau to the late Thomas J. and Virginia K. Latham McFerron. He is survives by a special friend, Brenda J. Gaines of Cape Girardeau; a son, Robert Meyers of St. Louis; three aunts, Helen McFerron and Naomi Latham, both of Cape Girardeau, and Manie Whitlock of California; many cousins and friends...
Ricky Razer (02/14/06)
Ricky Razer, son of Bob Razer and the late Cloetta "Corky" Oliver Razer, was born in Sikeston on Feb. 21, 1961, and died at his home in Dubuque, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the age of 44. He was a former resident of Essex and had lived in Dubuque, Iowa, the past 10 years...
Earl Jewell Sitzes (02/14/06)
Earl Jewell Sitzes, son of Emanuel Jacob Sitzes and Susan Ethel Fish Sitzes, was born on Dec. 7, 1932, in Arab and died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his residence in Grassy. On Feb. 16, 1952, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Harris. He was retired carpenter from N.L. Industries in St. Louis. He was a member of Grassy Friendship Church...
Ricky Razer (02/12/06)
Ricky Razer, age 44, son of Bob Razer and the late Cloetta "Corky" Razer, was born in Sikeston, Mo. on February 21, 1961 and passed away at his home in Dubuque, Iowa on February 10, 2006. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of the arrangements...
Dennis L. Scherer (02/07/06)
Dennis L. Scherer, 52, formerly of Dexter and Bell City, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 17, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, son of Robert and Mona Jones Scherer of Dexter, he was a self-employed business owner of Big D's Restaurants in Doniphan and Poplar Bluff. A member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Doniphan, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff...
Inez Peterson (02/07/06)
Inez Peterson, daughter of the late Robert Fowler and Pearl Cecil Fowler, was born on Sept. 20, 1922, in Risco and died in Marshall, Mich., on Feb. 3, 2006, at the age of 83. She was united in marriage to Herbert Peterson in April 1945. Mr. Peterson preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1982...
Robert R. "Bob" Morgan (02/07/06)
Bob Morgan, son of the late Ernest Morgan and Alma Robinson Morgan Dunn, was born on Feb. 23, 1932, in Acorn Ridge and died at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the age of 73. Mr. Morgan was a former plant manager for Florida Marine Tanks, Inc. in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Beulah B. Younger (02/07/06)
Beulah B. Younger, 85, of Advance was born Sept. 9, 1920, at Zalma, the daughter of Earl and Susan Stephens Fish, and died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Cypress point Health Care in Dexter. Beulah was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Brush Creek General Baptist Church near Arab...
Douglas Edward Hurst, Sr. (02/03/06)
Douglas Hurst, Sr., son of Delores Blankenship Hurst of Dexter and the late Henry Edward Hurst, was born on May 5, 1961, in Peoria, Ill., and died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at the age of 44. Mr. Hurst was an employee of Hampton's Farm for nine years in Dexter, a member of the Dexter Eagles #4062, and a resident of Dexter...
Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd (02/03/06)
Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd, the daughter of the late Phillip Ray and Verna Higgins McDonald, was born in Cleveland, Tenn., on Feb. 29, 1928, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the age of 77. She had moved to Dexter in 1972, moved and spent 20 years at Lake Wappapello and returned to Dexter in 1997. She attended the Methodist Church...
Dorothy Dean Roberts (02/03/06)
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...
Dorotha Jobe (02/28/06)
Dorotha Grace Jobe, 97, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at 11:40 p.m. at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was born on Dec. 13, 1908, in Essex to the late Tommy and Minnie Hurt Grace. She was a resident of Parma for 30 years and attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Pauline Pfeffer (02/28/06)
Pauline Pfeffer, daughter of the late Charles Vincent Adams and Margaret Ellen Smart Adams, was born on Aug. 30, 1919, at Batesville, Ark., and died in the Doctor's Hospital at Springfield on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Pfeffer was a homemaker, a former resident of rural Parma and had been residing in Springfield...
Shelby Franklin Jones (02/28/06)
helby Franklin Jones, son of the late Taylor Gilbert and Lucy Bell Marcum Jones, was born in Parma on Aug. 1, 1925, and died at his home in Parma on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at the age of 80. He had worked in St. Louis for many years and moved back to Parma in 1987. he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he received the American Area Victory Medal, four Asiatic Pacific Stars, two Philippine Liberation Stars and a Unit Commendation. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Clareen Wallace Macklin (02/28/06)
Clareen Wallace Macklin, 74, of St. Genevieve was born Jan. 9, 1932, at Lowndes, the daughter of Harry and Ermine Davis Wallace, and died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the Advance Nursing Center. Clareen was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness. Clareen and Finley Macklin were united in marriage on Feb. 10, 1975, at St. Genevieve, and he survives of the home...
Aaron McKuin (02/28/06)
Aaron McKuin, son of the late George Washington McKuin and Iva Lee Bone McKuin, was born on Nov. 13, 1923, at Formosa, Ark., and died at his residence in Bernie on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the age of 82. Mr. McKuin was a farmer, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a resident of Bernie...
Kenny Thurston (02/28/06)
Kenny Thurston, son of the late Cletus Eugene Red Thurston and Virginia Treas Thurston, was born on Jan. 28, 1948, at Poplar Bluff and died in his residence at Bernie on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at the age of 58. Mr. Thurston was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie, a former processing engineer with ArvinMeritor in Dexter, a former employee of Specialty Engineering in Dexter, and a former employee of Autry Morlan Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan. ...
Barbara Payne (02/28/06)
Barbara Payne, daughter of William Kimbrel, was born May 17, 1937, in Dexter and lived around Fisk and Dexter most of her life. She died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 68. She had worked at Purolator at Dexter for several years...
Zoa K. Elliott (02/24/06)
Zoa K. Elliott, daughter of the late Charles Raymo and Katharine Mason Raymo, was born on May 16, 1914, at Potosi and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the age of 91. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield, a homemaker, a former resident of St. Louis, currently residing in Dexter...
Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker (02/24/06)
Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker, the daughter of Wilma Ruth Dunn Williamson and the late Billy Marion Williamson, was born in Cape Girardeau on June 18, 1951, and died in Castalian Springs, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the age of 54. She was raised in Essex and was a member of the Essex Assembly of God Church. ...
Clara Hill (02/24/06)
Clara J. Hill, daughter of the late Edgar Chasteen and Addie Sifford Chasteen, was born on Feb. 5, 1901, near Lick Creek and died in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the age of 105. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church, a wife, mother and homemaker. She owned and operated the Hill General Store, north of Dudley for 30 years, and was a resident of Dexter. She was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center for 20 years...
Clara Hill (02/23/06)
Clara Hill, a resident of Dexter, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Facility in Dexter at the age of 105. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tom Hankins (02/22/06)
Tommy Joe Hankins, son of the late James Robert and Willie Agnes Hankins, was born at Miligan Ridge, Ark., on Jan. 15, 1936, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the age of 70. Mr. Hankins moved to the Bloomfield community at the age of 15. ...
William W. "Bill" McBroom (02/22/06)
William W. "Bill" McBroom, son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 5, 1944, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the age of 61. He was formerly of Malden and Richland and had lived in Dexter for many years. ...
Mary Bridges (02/20/06)
Mary Bridges, daughter of the late Frank Carter and Alpha Mooring Carter Dowdy, was born on Nov. 7, 1938, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at the age of 67. Mrs. Bridges was a member of the First Baptist Church at Malden, a homemaker and resident of Bernie...
Buford Koechig (02/20/06)
Buford W. "Bill" Koechig of Pontiac, Mich., was born July 19, 1922, in Bloomfield and died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at the age of 83. He was the son of Otto and Tulia Koechig; father of Thomas L. (Amelia); Marcus W. (Mary), Stanley M. (Pamela), Christopher O. ...
Rochelle Nicole Clark (02/16/06)
Rochelle Nicole Clark, the daughter of Terry Wayne Clark and Joanie Morris Clark, was born in St. Louis on April 30, 1982, and died at her home in Dexter on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the age of 23. She had resided in St. Louis until moving to Dexter in 1994. She had attended the ARC Center until she was 21...
Floetta M. Myers (02/16/06)
Floetta M. Myers, 75, of Advance, formerly of Wolf Lake, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the Advance Nursing Home in Advance. She was born May 3, 1930, at Hope, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Jeffie Brockham Farmer. She was married to Sidney A. Myers on May 6, 1946, at Jonesboro, Ill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1999...
Betty Agee (02/15/06)
Betty M. Callaham Agee, 52, of Advance died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at her residence in Advance following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Sikeston to the late John and Irene McAdow Callaham. She had worked as an inspector at the Paramount Headwear Hat Factory, both in Dexter and Advance for several years...
Patrick Lee Murphy (02/15/06)
Patrick Lee Murphy, a resident of Dudley and formerly of Poplar Bluff, was born April 25, 1947, at Romeo, Mich., and died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his residence. On May 18, 1985, he was united in marriage to Charlotte McGhee. He had been a registered nurse working at John J. Pershing V.A.M.C. in Poplar Bluff for 25 years and retired in 1998...
Thomas C. Cross (02/15/06)
Thomas C. Cross, son of the late James Thomas and Viola Gann Cross, was born in Bernie on July 24, 1923, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the age of 82. He resided in Bernie all his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
Michillino "Mike" Ferrara (02/15/06)
Mike Ferrara, son of the late John Ferrara and Mary Christine Ferrara, was born on Oct. 31, 1919, in Revere, Mass., and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the age of 86. Mr. Ferrara was the owner and operator of Ferrara Gulf Service Station in Dexter for many years. He was affiliated with the Dexter Church of God, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a resident of Dexter...
Virginia May "Jenny" DeWitte (02/12/06)
Virginia May "Jenny" DeWitte, daughter of Faye Baca and Earl Buelow, was born in Poplar Bluff on July 12, 1955, and died at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the age of 50. Mrs. DeWitte was a former resident of Van Buren and Poplar Bluff...
Vera B. Bess (02/10/06)
Vera B. Bess, daughter of the late Everett C. Bess and Lora Frances Harrah Bess, was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in Ft. Collins, Colo., and died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 77. Vera was the owner and operator of Vera's Drapery Business in Dexter for many years. She was once awarded Woman of the Year by the Dexter Business and Professional Women, and a member of the Dexter United Methodist Church...
Hilda Fuwell (02/08/06)
Hilda Fuwell, daughter of the late Alvin Gauldin and Helen Smith Gauldin Prince, was born on Jan. 21, 1939, at Tigrett, Tenn., and died in her residence near Bloomfield on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at the age of 67. Mrs. Fuwell was the owner of Fuwell Residential Care in rural Dexter, had been a former foster parent in her home since 1982, and a resident of rural Bloomfield...
Ben Hubert Vaughn (02/01/06)
Ben Hubert Vaughn, son of the late W.J. Vaughn and Mary Alice Bobbitt Vaughn, was born on July 27, 1906, at Dexter and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at the age of 99. Mr. Vaughn graduated from Dexter High School in 1924. ...
Fred W. Cantrell (02/01/06)
Fred W. Cantrell, son of the late William R. and Lettie Malone Cantrell, was born in Deering on Dec. 14, 1931, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the age of 74. He had spent many years in Oregon and Oklahoma and had moved to Puxico five years ago...
Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd (02/01/06)
Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 77. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.