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Obituaries from April 2006

Joe Donald Hurley (04/21/06)
Joe Donald Hurley, son of the late Joe Faris and Ruby Holland Hurley, was born in Steele on March 19, 1936. On Nov. 27, 1993, Joe became the recipient of a heart transplant at U.C.L.A. Hospital but lost the battle with cancer at his home in Riverside, Calif., on March 30, 2006, at the age of 70...
Jerry Lee Logan (04/21/06)
Jerry Lee Logan, son of Tressie Aline Causbie Logan and the late Chelsie Lee Logan, was born on May 16, 1938, at Bernie and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the age of 67. Mr. Logan was a farmer and was a member of the Bernie Church of the Nazarene and a resident of rural Dexter...
Peggy J. Boshear (04/21/06)
Peggy J. Boshear, the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Strickland, was born in Bainbridge, Ga., on Feb. 22, 1939, and died at her home in Puxico on Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the age of 67. She had resided in Puxico since 1995. She enjoyed reading...
Arvil Edmonds (04/21/06)
Arvil Edmonds, a resident of Bernie, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at his residence in Bernie at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Wanda Sanders (04/18/06)
Wanda Sanders, 66, a resident of Essex, died at her home in Essex on Monday, April 17, 2006. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
James Christopher Boon (04/13/06)
James Christopher Boon, 47, beloved son of Nadine Boon (Leonard) of St. Charles and Dr. Robert H. Boon of Dexter, died in Detroit on Monday, April 10, 2006. He was the loving father of Ashton Lauren Boon, a student at University of Missouri-Columbia and the loving husband of Emily Scott (Boon) of Auburn Hills, Mich...
Velma Lee Kingree (04/13/06)
Velma Lee Kingree, daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jennings McRoy, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 15, 1927, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the age of 78. Mrs. Kingree was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. On April 5, 1947, she was married to Dow Kingree. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2004...
Remona Sue Bess (04/12/06)
Remona Sue Bess, 71, of Bell City, was born Oct. 18, 1934, at Dongola, the daughter of Rosewell and Mona Sitz Bess, and died Monday, April 10, 2006, at her home. Remona was a graduate of Bell City High School. She worked for 21 years at the Inland Shoe Factory in Advance and then 12 years at Wohl Shoe Company in Sikeston...
Velma Kingree (04/12/06)
Velma Kingree, a resident of Bloomfield, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dale Pursell (04/12/06)
Dale Pursell, son of the late Henry A. and Oriena Coats Pursell, was born in Bernie on Sept. 28, 1926, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on April 11, 2006, at the age of 79. Mr. Pursell had lived all his life in Dexter. He was a retired mail carrier with the Dexter Post Office and was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served during World War II...
Ron England (04/12/06)
Ron England, the son of the late Lester Cleo and Juanita Harris England Welty, was born in Dexter on Feb. 4, 1952, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, April 10, 2006, at the age of 54. He had lived in Dexter all his life. He had worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Henry Dale Pursell (04/11/06)
Henry Dale Pursell, 79, a resident of Dexter, died April 11, 2006, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. A complete obituary will be published later and arrangements will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Ron England (04/11/06)
Ron England, the son of the late Lester Cleo and Juanita Harris England, was born in Dexter on Feb. 4, 1952, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, April 10, 2006, at the age of 54. A complete obituary will be published later with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements...
Chris Boon (04/11/06)
Chris Boon, a resident of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Dexter, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in the Henry Ford Hospital at Detroit at the age of 47. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Minnie Mae Collier (04/11/06)
Minnie Mae Collier, the daughter of William Lee and Harriett Elizabeth Julian, was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Hodge, La., and died on Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Sunnyvale, Calif., at the age of 77. She was married to James C. Collier, and he preceded her in death...
Lavada Faries (04/11/06)
Lavada Faries, the daughter of the late Thomas Albert "Abner" and Florence Belle Coleman Crunk Faries, was born in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 22, 1923, and died at her home near Puxico on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the age of 82. Mrs. Faries had lived in the Puxico area all her life. She was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Wappapello...
Billy Dean Williamson (04/11/06)
Billy Dean Williamson, son of Wilma Ruth Dunn Williamson and the late Billy Marion Williamson, was born in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 17, 1950, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the age of 56. Mr. ...
Timothy Crowe (04/11/06)
Timothy Crowe, son of Eileen McRoy Crowe and the late Noel Crowe, was born at Bloomfield on Dec. 22, 1956, and died at Poplar Bluff Medical Center on Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the age of 49. Mr. Crowe had spent all his life in the Bloomfield Community and was a 1975 graduate of Bloomfield High School...
Virgil Leon Powell (04/09/06)
Virgil Leon Powell, 88, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Malden. He was born July 28, 1917, in Peoria, Ill., the son of the late Lee Powell and Clara Armstrong Powell. On Oct. 8, 1938, he was united in marriage to Nell D. Downing at Caruthersville...
Davey Lee Newcomer (04/09/06)
Davey Lee Newcomer, son of the late James Louis Newcomer and Carrie Bond Newcomer, was born in East Prairie on Feb. 25, 1935, and died at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the age of 71. Mr. Newcomer had lived most of his life in Chaffee but the last two years in Bloomfield. He was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia. He had served in the National Guard from 1951-1959...
Christine Jane Samples (04/06/06)
Christine Jane Samples, daughter of the late Richard Alvin Keating and Katherine E. Meinz Keating, was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in Ardeola and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 3, 2006, at the age of 82. Mrs. Samples was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston, a retired secretary for U.S. Civil Service, and a resident of Dexter...
Christine Keating Samples (04/04/06)
Christine Keating Samples, a resident of Dexter, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Lee Thatcher Proffer (04/04/06)
Lee Thatcher Proffer, 91, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Oct. 5, 1914, at Zadock, the son of the late Archie Lee and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Minerva Quick on Oct. 29, 1943...
Laura S. Ryan (04/02/06)
Laura S. Ryan, the daughter of the late William T. and Fannie Hastings Burge, was born in Puxico, Mo., on Jan. 6, 1922, and passed away at her home in Crystal City, Mo., on March 30, 2006, at the age of 84 years. She had resided in Puxico until moving to Crystal City and opening Stylette Beauty Salon which she operated until 1986. ...
Royce Lorene Williams (04/02/06)
Royce Lorene Williams died February 28, 2006, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was born January 7, 1916, in Bernie, Mo. She was the third of five children born to Roy and Elsie Woods. Her siblings were Nadine Harmon, Maxine O'Heren and R.B. Woods, who all preceded her in death. One sister, Betty Branum, survives and lives in Bernie. Lorene married Jerry Beckman of Bernie in 1934. He died February 14, 1939...
Otis Gregory (04/02/06)
Otis Gregory, son of the late James W. Gregory and Lily Boone Gregory, was born on April 28, 1939, at Vinson and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at the age of 75. Mr. Gregory was a former foreman for Sundstrand Aviation at Rockford, Ill., a former bus driver for the Dexter Public School System, resident of Dexter and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Karen Grubbs (04/02/06)
Karen Grubbs, 50, of Puxico died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Mrs. Grubbs was born March 17, 1956, in Advance. She was a lifetime resident of Puxico and employed at ArvinMeritor in Dexter. She was married to Farrell Grubbs, and he survives...
Edith A. Moore (04/02/06)
Edith A. Moore (nee Grojean) died Thursday, March 30, 2006. She was the wife of the late Floyd L. Moore. Survivors include her children: Arthur R. Moore, Betty L. Potts, Donald W. Moore. She was preceded in death by her children, LaVerne Moore, Leslie Moore, Hazel McKenzie, and Jerry R. Moore...
Rita Caldwell (04/28/06)
Rita Caldwell, daughter of the late William Edgar Watson and Rachel Aretta Williams Watson, was born near Arab on Oct. 21, 1917, and died at Puxico Nursing Center on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the age of 88. Mrs. Caldwell was a homemaker and did babysitting in her home. She attended the Egypt Church near Puxico. Her hobby was spending time with her family...
Doris Stroud (04/27/06)
Doris Stroud, the daughter of the late George and Lula Skagges Brooks, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 22, 1927, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the age of 79. Mrs. Stroud had lived in St. Louis for many years where she was a secretary with the McGraw-Hill Company. She returned to Puxico 10 years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church in Puxico...
Roger Dale McCollum (04/27/06)
Roger McCollum, son of the late Clifford Morlin McCollum and Cona Hobbs McCollum, was born on April 28, 1952, in Poplar Bluff and died at his residence in Poplar Bluff on Monday, April 24, 2006, at the age of 53. Roger was a former employee of Consolidated Freight as a truck driver, veteran of the United States Army, and an avid fisherman; he also enjoyed family, friends and traveling...
Nancy Hueckel (04/27/06)
Nancy June Hueckel, daughter of Margie Mouser Hueckel of Essex and the late Larry Dean Hueckel, was born on July 18, 1970, at Kennett and died in her residence at Dexter on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the age of 35. Nancy was of the Protestant faith, worked in real estate sales in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Debbie Stewart Reynolds (04/26/06)
Debbie Stewart Reynolds, the daughter of Nina Gibson Stewart and the late Donald Stewart, was born in Dexter on April 4, 1953, and died at her home near Poplar Bluff on Monday, April 24, 2006, at the age of 53. Mrs. Reynolds had lived in Puxico many years and was a graduate of Puxico High School, class of 1972, had lived in Florida for 20 years and had moved to Poplar Bluff one year ago. ...
Dale Kester (04/26/06)
Dale Kester, son of Jessie Lee Kester of Bernie and the late Arthur Kester, was born on March 22, 1949, at Poplar Bluff and died in his residence at Bernie on Monday, April 24, 2006, at the age of 57. Mr. Kester was a set-up operator for ArvinMeritor in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War and a resident of Bernie...
Velva Jarrell Robisky (04/26/06)
Velva Orene Robisky, the daughter of the late Richard H. and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, was born in Bernie on March 12, 1916, and died at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on April 22, 2006, at the age of 90. She was raised in Bernie and moved to Dexter after she married. ...
Beulah Mae Craft (04/26/06)
Beulah Mae Craft, daughter of the late John Hester and Nettie Lorenda Welch Hester, was born in Bloomfield on Aug. 29, 1918, and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the age of 87. Mrs. Craft was a homemaker, a member of the Bernie Christian Church, and a resident of Bernie...
Leon "Lee" Sanford (04/25/06)
Leon "Lee" Sanford, the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Eva Hearn Sanford, was born in Kennett on Jan. 4, 1913, and died at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, April 21, 2006, at the age of 93. She had resided in St. Louis for many years where she worked for Libson's Specialty Shop. She moved to Cape Girardeau a few months ago and was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Marie Miller Godwin (04/25/06)
Marie Miller Godwin, daughter of the late Andrew Pearl Hope and Evalee Young Hope, was born on May 21, 1920, in Bernie and died at Houston North West Medical Center in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the age of 85. Mrs. Godwin was a former resident of Dexter and Poplar Bluff having moved to Houston, Texas, seven years ago. She was a nurse at Dexter Memorial Hospital for 20 years and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church in Houston, Texas...
Dale Kester (04/25/06)
Dale Kester, a resident of Bernie, died April 24, 2006, in his residence at the age of 57. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Velva Robisky (04/25/06)
Velva Robisky, former resident of Dexter and daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jeris McCamish, was born in Bernie and died at the Carlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on April 22, 2006. Tentative plans are for services on Thursday...
Beulah Craft (04/25/06)
Beulah Craft, a resident of Bernie, died on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Malden Nursing Center at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jerry Logan (04/20/06)
Jerry Logan, a resident of rural Dexter, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Ruby M. Marler (04/20/06)
Ruby M. Marler, daughter of the late Sam and Bell Storey, was born in Oran on Jan. 27, 1918, and died at the Portageville Nursing Center in Portageville on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the age of 88. Mrs. Marler was raised in the Wappapello area and had lived in Portageville for the last 18 years...
Wanda Sanders (04/19/06)
Wanda Sanders, the daughter of the late George Landy and Sallie Jewel Robison Maddox, was born in Chocktaw, Ark., on Nov. 4, 1939, and died at her home in Essex on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the age of 66. She had lived in St. Charles, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1970. In 1991 she moved to Essex and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex...
Minnie Mae Collier (04/19/06)
Minnie Mae Collier, the daughter of William Lee and Harriett Elizabeth Julian, was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Hodge, La., and died on Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Sunnyvale, Calif., at the age of 77. She was married to James C. Collier, and he preceded her in death...
William C. Stephenson (04/07/06)
William C. Stephenson, 92, was born Nov. 7, 1913, at Wardell and died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Lemay Care Center in St. Louis. He was the son of the late Wilford Stephenson and Matilda Lane Stephenson. He had been a machine operator at Hager Hinge Company in St. Louis...
Barbara Joyce Gaines (04/07/06)
Barbara Joyce Gaines, daughter of Raleigh "Fuzz" and Mildred Walker Palmer, was born in Aquilla on Oct. 12, 1941, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on April 6, 2006, at the age of 64. She had lived in the Aquilla and Dexter areas all of her life. She attended the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Scott Bolin (04/07/06)
Scott Bolin, 69, of Bloomfield was born March 11, 1937, at Bloomfield, the son of Albert and Ethel Whitson Bolin, and died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Scott retired as a water superintendent for Bloomfield, and he had also worked as a maintenance supervisor in Beverly Health Center in Bloomfield...
Paul Leslie Britt, Jr. (04/05/06)
Paul Leslie Britt, Jr., 46, of Circle City, formerly of Bevier, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, as the result of a tornado near Dexter. Paul was born May 21, 1959, the son of Paul Leslie and Mary Lou Cress Britt. He graduated from Bevier High School in 1977 and then from Linn Technical School. He served his country in the United States Army...
Dorothy Gibson (04/05/06)
Dorothy Gibson, 91, born to Howard and Ella Kincy of Dexter on June 26, 1914, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Vallejo, Calif. She was married to Floyd James Gibson, who preceded her in death in 1997, after 63 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ruth Rook of Vallejo, Calif.; two sisters, Bernice McCarty and Lucille Dowdy, both of Dexter; and five grandchildren...