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Obituaries from August 2006

Barbara Louise Litzler (08/29/06)
Barbara Louise Litzler, a resident of Bloomfield, Ind., died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Ind., at the age of 60. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel...
Bernece "Dude" Eaves (08/29/06)
Nellie Bernece "Dude" Eaves, 80, of Sikeston, died at 9:23 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at her residence. She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Cape Girardeau to the late Fred and Ella Llary McAnelly. She was a homemaker and a member of Garden Ridge General Baptist Church of Bell City...
Velma Green (08/29/06)
Velma Green, daughter of the late James and Lydia Mason Gidcumb, was born in Vinson on June 6, 1922, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at the age of 84. Mrs. Green had lived in the Bernie area most of her life and had moved to Dexter two years ago. She had attended the Bernie General Baptist Church...
Shelton Baker (08/27/06)
Shelton Baker, son of the late Ephraim and Delia Miller Baker, was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Sept. 29, 1922, and passed away at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Aug. 24, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Mr. Baker was a resident of Dexter. He had worked all of his life as a carpenter and had built many homes in the Dexter and Bloomfield communities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II...
Grover C. Mosley (08/22/06)
Grover C. Mosley, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Fuenral Home in Dexter.
John E. Ward (08/22/06)
John E. Ward, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, near Piedmont. He was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Wilson, Ark., son of the late Ruben Lester and Lura Mae Jones Ward. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a jet engine mechanic and attended the Bootheel Cowboy Church in Sikeston. He had owned and operated Mid-West L.P. Gas and later worked for Jennings Brothers Farms...
Al Denny (08/22/06)
Al Denny, son of the late John Thomas and Nola Elizabeth Barclay Denny, was born at Fort Smith, Ark., on Nov. 15, 1933, and died at his home in Dexter on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at the age of 72. He had lived in West Plains for 25 years, spent 12 years in Mt. View, Ark., and moved to Dexter four months ago. He was a retired foreman for the Cloud 9 Ranch near Caulfield and was a member of the Pentecost Church...
Mary Ruth Smith (08/13/06)
Mary Ruth Smith, age 89, of Bloomfield passed away August 11, 2006 at Beverly Health Care in Bloomfield. Friends may call at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield for 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Chapel...
Steven Tucker (08/13/06)
Steven Tucker, 44, of Dexter died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at his residence. Mr. Tucker was born April 20, 1962, in Dexter. A former resident of Bowling Green, Ky., he had been employed as a commercial fisherman and pipe fitter. In 1988 he married Eva Bloodworth. She preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2005...
J.D. Tucker (08/31/06)
Jack Daniel, "J.D." Tucker, 83, of Bloomfield, died Aug. 30, 2006, in the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Tucker was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Burk Burnett, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was a farmer, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Carl V. Stewart (08/31/06)
Carl V. Stewart, son of the late Addison and Grace Stewart, was born in Parma on Oct. 11, 1922, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Stewart had lived in the Wappapello and Poplar Bluff areas most of his life. ...
Jolene Kraft (08/31/06)
Jolene Kraft, daughter of Elvin G. Gaines of Dexter and the late Betty Jo Webb Gaines, was born on Feb. 21, 1945, at Pontiac, Mich., and died in Clarkston, Mich., on Oct. 24, 2004, at the age of 59. Mrs. Kraft was an operator with Michigan Bell and a resident of Clarkston, Mich...
Barbara Litzler (08/30/06)
Barbara Louise Litzler, daughter of the late Earl V. Young and Lola Montgomery Young, was born on Dec. 24, 1945, at Campbell and died in the Bloomington Hospital at Bloomington, Ind., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at the age of 60. Mrs. Litzler was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a resident of Crane, Ind...
Eva Evelyn Cavness (08/25/06)
Eva Evelyn Cavness, daughter of the late John Samson Redding and Clara Elder Redding, was born Jan. 21, 1917, at Gideon and died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich, Mich. In 1937 she was united in marriage to Leonard Cavness who preceded her in death in 1961...
Shelton Baker (08/25/06)
Shelton Baker, a resident of Dexter, died in Missouri Southern Healthcare on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at the age of 83. Arrangements are pending with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Russell Joseph (08/24/06)
Everett Russell Joseph, son of the late Edgar Joseph and Lula Allstun Joseph, was born on Feb. 13, 1922, in Stoddard County and died in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the age of 84. Mr. Joseph was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Forces serving in World War II, and a resident of Dexter...
Rev. Hubert "Lester" Dale (08/24/06)
Rev. Hubert "Lester" Dale, 79, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Friday June 30, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness. Rev. Dale was born April 11, 1927, in Bessville, Mo. to the late Will and Parlie Dale. ...
Ruby Ellen Garland (08/24/06)
Ruby Ellen Garland, daughter of Clarence Hubert King and Ora Nora Wilson King, was born Jan. 12, 1939, at Minnum and died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Malden. On Feb. 19, 1957, she was united in marriage to Delbert Garland in New Madrid County...
Grover C. Mosley (08/24/06)
Grover C. Mosley, son of the late Joseph and Stella Reed Mosley, was born on Sept. 19, 1917, at Blytheville, Ark., and died at the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at the age of 88. Mr. Mosley was of Protestant faith, a farmer, and a resident of Kennett...
Grover C. Mosley (08/21/06)
Grover C. Mosley, a resident of Dexter, died on August 18, 2006 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dal Daniel (08/18/06)
Dal Daniel, the son of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel, was born in Murray, Ky., on Nov. 29, 1913, and died at the New Madrid Nursing Center on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the age of 92. He had lived in Dexter since 1925 and was a retired heating, air and sheet metal worker. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Engineers and served during World War II...
Helen Cates (08/18/06)
Helen Cates, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie Fort Benes, was born in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 12, 1925, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Cates had lived in the Dudley area since 1951. ...
Lorene Nichols Soucie (08/18/06)
Lorene Nichols Soucie, 80, of Orion Township, formerly of Waterford, Mich., died Aug. 16, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olus; her parents, Lula and Edgar Joseph; four brothers, Brown, John, William, and Walter; and two sisters, Maudie and Mabel...
Edward Harper (08/17/06)
Edward Harper was born in Bloomfield on April 25, 1921, the son of Fred and Verdie Harper. He died at his home in Hesperus, Colo., on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at the age of 85. On Sept. 16, 1940, Edward married Theola Geraldine Cardwell in Bloomfield. He joined the United States Navy and served in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Thuban during World War II. He was in the dry cleaning business for over 30 years...
Helen Cates (08/17/06)
Helen Cates of Dudley died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be published later. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Dal Daniel (08/17/06)
Dal Daniel of Dexter died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the New Madrid Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be published later. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Leon Cobb (08/16/06)
Leon Cobb, son of the late Clarence Cobb and Nancy Elizabeth Lyons Cobb, was born on May 29, 1948, at Success, Ark., and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at the age of 58. He was united in marriage to Paulette Orr on June 11, 1967, at New Madrid. She survives her husband at the home in Bernie...
Annie Lee Palmer (08/15/06)
Annie Lee Palmer, daughter of the late Alanzo Farr and Sallie Vines Farr, was born on Feb. 28, 1930, at Hackelburg, Ala., and died at her residence in Bernie on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at the age of 76. She was united in marriage to John Wesley Palmer, Jr. on Feb. 10, 1956, at Hernando, Miss. Her husband preceded her in death on May 3, 2001...
Mary Ruth Smith (08/15/06)
Mary Ruth Smith, daughter of the late John and Cecelia Bryant Scism, was born at Poplar Bluff on Feb. 19, 1917, and died at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Smith had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Leon Cobb (08/15/06)
Leon Cobb, a resident of Bernie, died Aug. 15, 2006, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 58. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie in Wednesday's edition of The Daily Statesman...
Ranzie Gordon Maynard (08/11/06)
Ranzie Gordon Maynard, son of the late John A. and Annie E. Edge Maynard, was born in Guntersville, Ala., on Dec. 25, 1919, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the age of 86. He had lived in St. Louis, Chicago, Ill., and Arizona, and had lived in Dexter for 30 years before moving to Wappapello several years ago. He was a retired welder, watchmaker, and farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served during World War II...
Gene Christian (08/11/06)
Gene Christian, son of the late Dewey and Florence Ellis Christian and was raised by the late Mary Wells Christian, was born in Dexter on March 1, 1937, and died at his home in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the age of 69. He had lived in Dexter all his life and was a retired farmer...
Melba Christian (08/11/06)
Melba Jean Christian, daughter of the late William Luther Honey and Lillie Cochrain Honey, was born on July 25, 1932, at Ward, Ark., and died at her residence near Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the age of 74. Mrs. Christian was a former employee of Tyson Foods in Dexter and a resident of rural Dexter...
Melba Christian (08/10/06)
Melba Christian, a resident of rural Dexter, died on Aug. 9, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ettie Gladys Townsend (08/08/06)
Ettie Gladys Townsend, daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear, was born in Puxico on Jan. 18, 1914, and died in Benton, Ark., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at the age of 92. Mrs. Townsend had lived in the Puxico area most of her life until moving to Benton, Ark., several years ago...
Thelma Dockins (08/08/06)
Thelma Dockins, daughter of the late Robert Mattics and Clara Ham Mattics, was born July 15, 1911, at Senath and died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Gideon Care Center. She was united in marriage to Baun Dockins on Feb. 8, 1935, at Caruthersville, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1975...
Gussie Miller (08/08/06)
Gussie Miller, formerly of Bernie, daughter of the late Augustus Richert and Levica Ellen Gibson Richert, was born on Sept. 3, 1913, at Kane, Ill., and died in Jefferson City on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at the age of 92. After the death of her father, Gussie and her family moved to Stoddard County, just a few miles from Bernie. They later moved into the city. When Gussie was old enough, she started work at Elder Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1951...
Lola May Graves (08/04/06)
Lola May Graves, daughter of the late John Henry "Friday" and Ora Bessie Walker Mims, was born in Risco on June 7, 1925, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 3, 2006, at the age of 81. Mrs. Graves had lived in Malden before moving to Dexter in 1958. She had worked in the packing department at the International Hat Factory...
Alex Brown (08/04/06)
Alex Brown, infant son of Lance and Amy Dodson Brown, was born in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 24, 2006, and died at the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the age of five months. Surviving are his parents, Lance and Amy Brown of Parma; one sister, Chastidy Danielle Brown of Parma; paternal grandparents, Dawsey and Rose Brown of Malden; maternal grandparents, Dewayne and Joan Dodson of Parma...
Betty Lou Jones (08/04/06)
Betty Lou Jones, daughter of the late Walter M. Creg and Ethel Bell Jerls Creg was born on Dec. 8, 1926, in Stoddard County and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Aug. 3, 2006. Mrs. Jones was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing Company and a resident of rural Dexter...
Max Melvin Merriman (08/03/06)
Max Melvin Merriman, 80, of Jonesboro, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Doniphan to Lee and Nola Merriman on July 31, 1926. He was in the Navy during World War II and served on the U.S. Vincennes as a Seaman First Class where he manned a five-inch gun during the last few months of the war in 1945. He married Jean Sharpe of Doniphan in 1949...
Douglas Allen Deaton (08/02/06)
Douglas Allen Deaton, 49, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A private burial of his cremains will be at a later date in Glendale Cemetery. He was born on June 21, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived most of his life in the Des Moines area. He was self-employed and loved spending time with his family and friends...
Fornie M. Monroe (08/01/06)
Fornie M. Monroe, daughter of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, was born at Essex on April 25, 1926, and died at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Monroe had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. She was a housewife and had attended St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia...
Karen Condict (08/01/06)
Karen Renee Condict, daughter of the late Aaron and Letha May Staley, was born at Oceanside, Calif., on Aug. 26, 1953, and died at her home in Aquilla on Friday, July 28, 2006, at the age of 52. Mrs. Condict had been a resident of Aquilla the past several years. She was an employee of Tyson Foods and attended St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Carol Jean Kirkpatrick (08/01/06)
Carol Jean Kirkpatrick, daughter of the late Elvis Rennie Jines and Maggie Marie James Jines, was born on Jan. 7, 1941, at Parma and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the age of 65. She was united in marriage to Edward Robert Kirkpatrick on June 29, 1957, in Bernie. He preceded his wife in death on June 12, 2003...
Gevie VanGennip (08/01/06)
Gevie VanGennip, 80, of Advance was born Nov. 16, 1925, at Dongola, the daughter of the late Bill and Lura Effie Carlton Robison, and died Friday, July 28, 2006, at her home. Gevie was a homemaker and a past Girl Scout leader in Advance. She was a member of the Advance First General Baptist Church...
Jeffery Glenn Womack (08/01/06)
f Tom Ford and Elizabeth McKibben Womack, was born in Sikeston on Dec. 24, 1952, and died at his residence in Chaffee on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the age of 53. Mr. Womack had lived in various cities in Missouri serving with the Missouri Highway Patrol. ...
Jimmie Blake (08/01/06)
Jimmie Blake, son of the late William Oscar and Gladys Bales Blake, was born at Doniphan on Aug. 8, 1937, and died at his home in Perryville on Saturday, July 29, 2006. Mr. Blake was a former resident of Bloomfield, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and owned and operated Blake's Locksmith and Pawn Shop in Bloomfield for 20 years until ill health forced his retirement...