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Obituaries from September 2006

Wilena "Denkins" Tompkins (09/26/06)
Wilena "Denkins" Tompkins, daughter of the late William Cletus and Julia "Ma" Menley Denkins, was born in Dexter on April 21, 1944, and died at the Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at the age of 62. Mrs. Tompkins had been a resident of the Dexter area most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith...
Kathryn E. Chapin (09/26/06)
Kathryn E. Chapin, daughter of the late Cleve and Ida Whittington Orr, was born in Fairfield, Ill., and died at her home in Dudley on Sept. 23, 2006. Mrs. Chapin had been a resident of Kansas City for many years before moving to Dudley in 2004. She was a member of the Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City...
Joyce Kay Harris (09/26/06)
Joyce Kay Harris of Stanton, Mich. was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Malden, the daughter of Richard L. and Katherine Grampp Kirkbride. She died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at her home in Michigan at the age of 63. She attended school in Dexter, Memphis University in Memphis, Tenn., and Gradwohl in St. ...
Ida Veryl Brown (09/26/06)
Ida Veryl Brown, daughter of the late Joe and Nancy Ivy Lawson, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 27, 1916, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Sept. 22, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. She was a member of Powe Church of Christ in Powe. ...
Verlean Marie Pippins (09/26/06)
Verlean Marie Pippins, daughter of the late Jessie Henry Craft and Ollie Moring Craft, was born on June 29, 1930, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at the age of 76. Mrs. Pippins was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Millie Jarrell (09/12/06)
Millie Jarrell, the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Pittman James, was born in Zalma, on June 12, 1921, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at the age of 85. She had lived in Zalma and Puxico before moving to Dexter in 1968. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Wallace Robert Knight (09/12/06)
Wallace Robert Knight, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1922, at Parma, son of Thomas Calvin and Mary Louisa Richardson Knight. He and Frances Iona Brorein were married at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Jan. 22, 1945...
Donald Ottinger, Sr. (09/12/06)
Donald Ottinger, Sr., 46, of Sikeston, died Sept. 11, 2006, at 4 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born on March 2, 1960, in Sikeston to Betty Flanagan Ottinger of Bell City and the late James D. Ottinger. He was a farmer for the Parker Brothers Farms and a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He married Kathy Dozier on Oct. 5, 1982, in Sikeston, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2004...
Ann Harp (09/12/06)
Ann Harp, 67, of Sikeston, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at 9:50 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 28, 1939, in Greenbriar to the late Homer E. and Irene Shepard Lewis. She was a housewife and homemaker and was of the Church of God faith. She married Allen A. Harp on April 7, 1956, in Morehouse, and he survives of the home...
Myrtle Pauline Whitwell (09/03/06)
Myrtle Pauline Whitwell, daughter of the late Robert Rice and Edna Longar Rice, was born on March 21, 1917, at Bernie and died in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Whitwell was a member of the Church of Christ at Rochester Hills, Mich., a former member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a former assembly worker for National Twist Drill Company at Rochester, Mich...
Nina N. Dinnsen (09/03/06)
Nina N. McNece Dinnsen died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Dinnsen was married to Bob Dinnsen. He survives of the home. Other survivors include two children, Debbie Dempsey and Donald Milner; one grandson; two stepchildren, Robert Dinnsen and Cheryl Larken; and five siblings, Helen Wright, Norma Jean Bishop, Keith McNece, Verl McNece and Wendell McNece...
Ervin Leonard Boxdorfer (09/29/06)
Ervin Leonard Boxdorfer, 68, of Jackson died on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 16, 1938, in Perry County, the son of Leonard G. and Minnie C. Deimund Boxdorfer. He married Wanda L. Bohnert on Oct. 27, 1962. She preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 1993...
Mary Sisney (09/28/06)
Mary Sisney, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Duck Hill, Miss., daughter of the late Jess and Alice Northern Waters. She is survived by three sons, Marvin Walls of Connecticut, Joe Walls of Sikeston and Tommy Walls of Bryant, Ark.; five daughters, Ida Louise O'Neal of Bunker, Brenda Reynolds, Mary Spreckelmeyer, and Janie Walls, all of Sikeston, and Dee Smith of Essex; two brothers, James Waters of Charleston and Robert Waters of Campbell; three sisters, Ellen Aikens of Keiser, Ark., Ella Cashion of Campbell, and Marie Ward of Osceola, Ark.; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
Samuel Sanford Hardin Jr. (09/28/06)
Samuel Sanford Hardin, Jr. son of the late Samuel Sanford Hardin, Sr. and Nellie Whitworth Hardin, was born July 4, 1926, at Clinton, Ark., and died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Golden Living Center in Malden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include three sons, Andy Garcia of Campbell, Floyd Lawrence of Arlington, Texas, and Howard Hardin of Malden; two daughters, Shelia Hill of Campbell and Teresa Richardson of Clarkton; one brother, Frank Hardin of Malden; one sister, Mildred Blackburn of Parma; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
William T. Banks (09/28/06)
William Thomas Banks, son of the late Henry and Millie Reagan Banks, was born at Oran on April 27, 1918, and died at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Sept. 27, 2006, at the age of 88. Mr. Banks grew up in Bollinger County but spent most of his adult life in the Bloomfield community. He was a retired machinist. On May 16, 1940, he was married to Louise Harper...
Carl G. Street (09/28/06)
Carl Glendon Street, son of the late Lloyd Ancil and Alma Ella Chasteen Street, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 14, 1927, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Sept. 21, 2006, at the age of 79. Mr. Street retired from Monsanto Chemical in St. Louis and had been a resident of Bloomfield for the past several years...
Beatrice P. Messmore (09/28/06)
Beatrice P. Messmore, daughter of the late Charlie and Leona Smothers Whitehead, was born at Naylor on May 7, 1926, and died at her home in rural Bloomfield on Sept. 23, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Messmore attended Fairview Methodist. On May 9, 1947, she was married to Ralph Messmore, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2003. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ralph Messmore; and three brothers...
Harold Lawson (09/28/06)
Harold Lawson, son of the late Paul Lawson and Gladys Marie Robinett Lawson, was born on Sept. 8, 1938, in Wise County, Va., and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at the age of 68. Mr. Lawson was a former automobile mechanic, affiliated with the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex, and a resident of Essex...
Howard Houston Zimmerman (09/22/06)
Howard Houston Zimmerman, son of the late John Ernest Zimmerman and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman, was born on Dec. 14, 1916, at Bernie and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at the age of 89. Mr. Zimmerman attended the Bernie Nazarene Church, was a farmer, and a lifelong resident of Bernie...
Joe Bob Woodiel (09/21/06)
Joe Bob Woodiel, 73, of Butler died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in Kansas City. Mr. Woodiel was born Sept. 4, 1932, to the late Rheuben and Pauline Pounds Woodiel in Austin, Ark. He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister for 57 years. During this time he served as pastor in churches throughout Missouri and Arkansas...
Charles Lea Meadows (09/21/06)
Charles Lea Meadows, daughter of the late Jewell Hindman Miller and Frances Johnson Miller, was born on Jan. 2, 1926, at Melbourne, Ark., and died at Pocahontas, Ark., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Meadows was a former member of the Dudley Church of God where she was active with the Ladies Willing Workers. She enjoyed painting and was a former member of the Art Society of Dexter, a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing Company and a former resident of Dudley...
Sylvia Stickles (09/21/06)
Sylvia Stickles, daughter of the late John and Phoebe Harrell Pullum, was born in Dexter on July 5, 1913, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at the age of 93. Mrs. Stickles had lived in Dexter all her life and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church...
Charles Ray Gallamore (09/19/06)
Charles Ray Gallamore, son of the late Charles Franklin and Myrtle May Scritchfield Gallamore, was born in Shook on July 13, 1942, and died at his home in Lowndes on Sept. 17, 2006, at the age of 64. He had lived in St. Louis for several years before moving to Dexter in 1977. He moved to Lowndes in 1986. He had been a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He loved to fish and hunt...
Sadie Viola Myers Hinkle (09/19/06)
Sadie Viola Myers Hinkle, 84, of Marble Hill, was born Oct. 31, 1921, at Zalma, the daughter of the late Jess and Minnie Irvin Myers, and died Sept. 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Sadie was a homemaker. She retired from being a cook and teacher's aide in Zalma School system. She was General Baptist...
Terry Scroggins (09/19/06)
Terry Scroggins, the son of Margaret Ellis Scroggins Baker and the late Jessie Lee Scroggins, was born in Sikeston on March 7, 1960, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at the age of 46. He had lived in Dexter for many years and moved to Bloomfield in 1996. He was a diesel mechanic and had worked for Allied Waste and Dexter Transport...
Clara Blanche Magee (09/19/06)
Clara Blanche "Mollie" Magee, daughter of the late William and Althea Cox Capps, was born at Aquilla on Aug. 11, 1917, and died at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at the age of 89. She and Norman I. Magee were married on July 5, 1936. ...
Joyce Nell Zimmerman (09/19/06)
Joyce Nell Zimmerman, daughter of Tom Corbin Goldsmith and Eva Alta Carver Goldsmith, was born Oct. 7, 1935, at Bastrop, La., and died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at her residence in Malden. She had been united in marriage on July 5, 1952, to William Lee (Bill) Zimmerman in Malden. ...
JoAnn Curtis (09/15/06)
JoAnn Curtis, 64, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at her residence. Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 2, 1942, in Marshton. A homemaker, she was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, in Harrisburg, Ark. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and photography work. She also loved animals as well...
Wava Gillespie (09/15/06)
Wava Gillespie died in her residence at rural Dexter on Sept. 14, 2006, at the age of 70. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at the Dexter Church of Christ on One Mile Road in Dexter...
Leota Mae Smiley (09/14/06)
Leota Mae Smiley, daughter of the late Ira Ernest Lambert and Lora Mae Rayburn Lambert, was born on April 27, 1930, at Parma and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sept. 9, 2006, at the age of 76. Mrs. Smiley was affiliated with Sugar Tree General Baptist Church where she was baptized, a homemaker and resident of Bernie...
James "Sam" Sinyard Jr. (09/14/06)
James "Sam" Sinyard, Jr. raised by his grandparents, William and Maybelle Sinyard, was born in Hawkinsville, Ga., on Sept. 23, 1946, and died at the Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, Ill., on Sept. 11, 2006, at the age of 59. Mr. Sinyard had lived most of his life in Georgia before moving to Holcomb nine years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam...
Loy Emerson Slinkard (09/14/06)
Loy Emerson Slinkard, son of the late Jerome Slinkard and Blanche Pair Slinkard, was born on Sept. 16, 1924, at Marble Hill and died at Bernie on Sept. 12, 2006, at the age of 81. Mr. Slinkard had been a school teacher and had served as principal of Bernie Elementary School for 11 years until his retirement. He was a resident of Bernie...
Virginia Mae Wright (09/14/06)
Virginia Mae Wright, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Stoddard County, the daughter of Alfred and Anna Ward Clark. She and Charles L. Wright were married on Jan. 18, 1941, in Piggott, Ark. He died Jan. 23, 2002...
Gary Dale Jines (09/13/06)
Gary Dale Jines, son of Mabel Hinrichs Jines Lancaster of Risco and the late Ulice W. Jines, was born Nov. 10, 1944, at Poplar Bluff and died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Dexter. On April 28, 1979, he was united in marriage to Sherry Anne Curtis in Parma...
Betty Jean Lawrence (09/13/06)
Betty Jean Lawrence, the daughter of the late Leo and Viola Sanders Breece, was born in Parma on March 13, 1933, and died at her home in Winfield on Sept. 10, 2006, at the age of 73. She had lived in St. Louis from 1955-1990 when she moved to Winfield. She was a member of the Foley Baptist Church in Foley. She had been a waitress at the Adam's Mark Hotel in St. Louis before she retired. She had volunteered for many years at the Winco Senior Center in Winfield...
Lena M. Lewis (09/13/06)
Lena Marie Lewis, daughter of the late Fred and Iva Gullett, was born April 24, 1911, and died Sept. 12, 2006, at Dexter at the age of 95. Mrs. Lewis had spent most of her life in the Oak Ridge community but had been a resident of Dexter the past 15 years...
Annie Mae Smith (09/13/06)
Annie Mae Smith, 79, formerly of Bernie, daughter of the late Green Wilson and Georgia Lewis Wilson, was born April 13, 1927, at Clarksdale, Ark., and died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at Moberly. She had been united in marriage to Love Smith, and he preceded her in death in July 1962...
Nelba Brown (09/11/06)
Nelba Brown, daughter of the late John Trammell and Emmer Birchfield Trammell, was born on June 18, 1922, at Dexter and died at Ft. Pierce, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at the age of 84. Mrs. Brown was a former employee of General Motors, a former resident of Dexter and currently resided in Ft. Pierce, Fla...
Melba Brown (09/08/06)
Melba Brown, a former resident of Dexter, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in Ft. Pierce, Fla., at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jennie Richards (09/08/06)
Jennie Lou Richards, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Vanduser, daughter of the late Raymond and Willie C. (Cantrell) Richards. She is survived by two sisters, Willadean Stearnes of Albuquerque, N.M., and Wanda Gail Spivey of St. Augustine, Fla...
Harvey Baker (09/07/06)
Harvey Baker, son of the late Ben Baker and Mattie Tyler Baker, was born May 17, 1921, at Atkins, Ark., and died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the age of 85. Mr. Baker was united in marriage to Gladys "Peggy" Beasley on July 2, 1938, at Lepanto, Ark. Mrs. Baker preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2003...
Sadie Buttry (09/07/06)
Sadie Buttry, daughter of the late John and Myrtle Hill Atchison, was born in Kinder on Aug. 29, 1916, and died at the DePaul Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the age of 90. She had lived in Puxico before moving to St. Louis 46 years ago. She enjoyed gardening and being around her children and grandchildren...
Louise Ulen "Easy" Elrod (09/06/06)
Louise Ulen "Easy" Elrod, a wonderful and generous mother to Doctor Burk and Judge Don, and a loving grandmother to Phillip, Rachael and Jennifer, died peacefully of old age at nearly 99 years Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in a nursing home near Seattle, Wash. ...
Audrey Hale Carr (09/06/06)
Audrey Hale Carr, 71, died July 14, 2006, at the home of her niece in Jackson, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Essie Hale; two sisters, Wilma Woodside and Helen Zeiser; and a brother, Bill Hale. She is survived by her husband Charles Robert Carr...
Sadie Buttry (09/06/06)
Sadie Buttry of St. Louis died at the DePaul Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the age of 90. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico.
Alvin Scott (09/05/06)
Alvin L. Scott, the son of the late Calvin and Harriet Wilkerson Scott, was born in Puxico on Jan. 11, 1916, and died at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at the age of 90. He had lived most of his life in Puxico. ...
Nina McNece Dinnsen (09/05/06)
Nina McNece Dinnsen, daughter of the late Carl McNece and Wilma Perry McNece, was born Nov. 2, 1936, at Dexter and died at her residence at St. Charles on Aug. 31, 2006, at the age of 69. Survivors include her husband, Bob Dinnsen of the home in St. ...
Muriel Joy McQuary (09/05/06)
Joy McQuary, the daughter of Anza Gregory Henderson and the late Ray Bennett Henderson, was born near Parma on April 9, 1934, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at the age of 72. Joy was raised in Dexter, spent many years in Malden and moved back to Dexter in 1980. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...