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Obituaries from October 2006

Linda Hutchcraft (10/31/06)
Linda Hutchcraft, a resident of rural Dexter, died on Oct. 30, 2006, at the age of 49. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Maria Kathleen Cunningham (10/31/06)
Maria Kathleen Cunningham, 43, of Dexter, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on I-44 south of Carthage. Maria was born Oct. 12, 1963, in St. Louis to Donald Reed and Jessie (Casey) Reed. She was an over-the-road truck driver...
Thelma Armada Valentine (10/31/06)
Thelma Armada Valentine, daughter of the late W.E. and Virgie Mounce Vails, was born in Holcomb on Feb. 15, 1917, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare facility in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Valentine was a homemaker and had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas most of her life. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Joyce Belle Causbie Lape (10/31/06)
Joyce Belle Causbie Lape, daughter of the late Fred Causbie and Eva Haynes Causbie, was born on Dec. 8, 1922, in Ash Flat, Ark., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the age of 83. Mrs. Lape was a housewife, affiliated with the Dexter First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a resident of Malden...
Richard L. Myrick (10/31/06)
Richard L. Myrick, son of the late Lawrence A. Myrick and Lillian Lewis Myrick, was born on Jan. 14, 1933, at Parma and died in the Sikeston Healthcare on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the age of 73. Mr. Myrick was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Port St. ...
Eugenia Sue Abelson (10/31/06)
Eugenia Sue Abelson, daughter of the late Eugene Spencer and Ethel Melvina Fyffe Abelson, was born on Sept. 15, 1948, in Bernie and died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 58. Sue was a member of the Bernie Christian Church, a homemaker, and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Bernie...
Richard Myrick (10/29/06)
Richard Myrick, a former resident of Dexter, currently of Sikeston died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the Sikeston Health Care in Sikeston at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Eugenia Abelson (10/29/06)
Eugenia Abelson, a resident of Bernie, died on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 58. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Mary Louise Ritch (10/29/06)
Mary Louise Ritch, the daughter of the late W.B. and Floye Atterberry Plunk, was born in Gideon on May 17, 1936, and died at her home in Dexter on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the age of 70. She had been a resident of Essex and Dexter most of her life. She had worked for the International Hat Factory in Dexter and St. Louis. She was of the Baptist faith...
George M. Quinton (10/29/06)
George M. Quinton, the son of the late William Wesley and Iola Fletcher Quinton, was born in Snowdenville, Mo., on Nov. 28, 1922, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 26, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Quinton had lived in Dexter all of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He worked as a school bus driver for 40 years for Dexter Public Schools. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Dexter and was of the Baptist faith...
Brenda L. Duncan (10/18/06)
Brenda L. Duncan, 53, of West Plains, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at West Plains. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Joseph S. Keepers (10/17/06)
Joseph S. Keepers of Dexter, formerly of Poplar Bluff, was born on Aug. 24, 1916, in Gallup, N.M., to George and Miriam Keepers and died at home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the age of 90. He moved to Bloomfield when he was 10 years old and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1935. ...
Mary Ann McCoy (10/17/06)
Mary Ann McCoy, daughter of the late Joseph Koechner and Rita Kinkel Koechner, was born on Sept. 16, 1955, in Dexter and died on Oct. 16, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter where she lost the battle with cancer at the age of 51. Mrs. McCoy was a former employee with Inland Shoe Company and Media Press, both in Dexter and Sikeston, and a resident of Dexter...
Stella M. Gisi (10/15/06)
Stella M. Gisi, Daughter of the late Edmond P. Gisi and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi was born on March 24, 1929 in Essex, MO and departed this life at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on October 12, 2006 at the age of 77 years. Stella was a former bookkeeper for the Stoddard County ASCS Office in Bloomfield, MO for many years, former volunteer at the Dexter Nutrition Center, member of Dexter Eagles #4062, affiliated with the New Hope General Baptist Church in Essex, and a resident of Dexter...
Inez Stafford (10/13/06)
Inez Stafford, the daughter of the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, was born in Arkansas on April 7, 1928, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Oct. 12, 2006, at the age of 78. Mrs. Stafford had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She had attended the Essex General Baptist Church...
Stella M. Gisi (10/13/06)
Stella M. Gisi, a resident of Dexter, was born on March 24, 1929, and died on Oct. 12, 2006, at the age of 77. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Shirley Kirkland (10/12/06)
Shirley Kirkland, daughter of the late Herbert Brown and Zora Jeeter Brown, was born on July 22, 1933, in Morehouse and died at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston on Oct. 11, 2006, at the age of 73. Mrs. Kirkland was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
George "Arnold" DeGeare (10/06/06)
George "Arnold" DeGeare, formerly of Granite City, Ill., and a resident of Dudley, was born Oct. 30, 1939, in Granite City, Ill., and died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, at the age of 66. Mr. DeGeare had served during the Korean War. He had been an employee of Granite City Steel for 32 years. He enjoyed listening to music and reading...
Thomas F. Smith (10/06/06)
Thomas F. Smith, son of the late Thomas H. and Faye Harris Smith, was born in Dexter on June 15, 1949, and died at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the age of 57. He had lived in St. Louis where he worked at Boeing Aircraft until he retired and then moved to Dexter. He was a member of the 6th Missouri Infantry Company D where he would do re-enactments of Civil War battles. He also was a member of the Gluttons Club and Elks...
Lois M. Manes (10/03/06)
Lois M. Manes, daughter of the late Hollis Dewitt and Effie Ratliff Dewitt, was born on June 8, 1941, in Morehouse and died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 65. Mrs. Manes was a housewife and a resident of Essex most of her life...
Arthur Lee Davis (10/03/06)
Arthur Lee Davis, son of the late Presley Davis and Janie Hooker Davis, was born on June 11, 1923, in Essex and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a former Amoco dealer in Perryville, and a resident of Cape Girardeau...
Jackie Ray Seabaugh (10/27/06)
Jackie Ray Seabaugh, son of the late Buretta Walker Seabaugh and Wilma Rose Rossi Seabaugh, was born on Jan. 16, 1947, at Millersville and died at his residence in rural Campbell on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the age of 59. Mr. Seabaugh was a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked at Noranda in New Madrid for a number of years, and later he worked at Charlie Ross & Sons of Malden. He was a member of the Parma Church of God...
Bobby Joe Lovette (10/27/06)
Bobby Joe Lovette, son of the late Joseph Daniel Lovette and Mary Lois Fowler Lovette Cobb, was born May 5, 1956, at St. Louis and died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Carthage. On Nov. 5, 1998, he was united in marriage to Ruth Anne Winchester at Piggott, Ark., and she survives of the home...
Sylvia Ina Holt (10/26/06)
Sylvia Ina Holt, daughter of the late Thomas H. Snow and Ida Mae Kirk Snow, was born on Sept. 12, 1913, at Townley and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the age of 93. Mrs. Holt was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church of rural Bernie and was a resident of Bernie...
James H. Perry (10/26/06)
James H. Perry, son of the late Charles H. and Myrtle Mae Brown Perry, was born in rural Bloomfield on Aug. 11, 1929, and died in San Francisco, Calif., on June 9, 2006, at the age of 77. Mr. Perry joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17. He was stationed in California where he met and married Dorothy Farmer...
Victor Teel (10/24/06)
Victor Teel, son of Mary Lou Dunn Teel and the late Delbert Lewis Teel, was born in St. Louis on Nov. 6, 1958, and died at a friend's residence in Lonedell on Oct. 21, 2006, at the age of 47. Mr. Teel lived in Ballwin all his life. He had worked at the V.F.W. in Ballwin for many years where he was a member. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Ballwin. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church...
Buddy Beck (10/24/06)
Buddy Beck, a resident of Risco, son of the late James Joseph Dickson Beck and Lelia Mae Mollineaux Beck, was born May 17, 1926, at Tallapoosa and died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Malden Nursing & Rehab. He had been a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church...
Vera Beatrice Cagle (10/24/06)
Vera Beatrice Cagle, the daughter of the late John Moore and Minnie Crawford Moore, was born in Calhoun City, Miss., on Sept. 14, 1909, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at the age of 97. Mrs. Cagle was a homemaker and a resident of the Parma area for 75 years. She was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church...
Robbie Brigance Janis (10/24/06)
Robbie Brigance Janis, daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, was born in Arkansas on Aug. 21, 1917, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Oct. 21, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. Janis was a homemaker and had lived in Poplar Bluff for many years. She was a member of the Little Brown General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Sylvia Holt (10/24/06)
Sylvia Holt, a resident of Bernie, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Byron Scism (10/24/06)
Byron Scism, son of the late Thomas Gilbert and Myrtie C. Tanner Scism, was born at Leora on Sept. 12, 1917, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at the age of 89. Mr. Scism had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community but had been a resident of Dexter the past seven years. ...
Jo Ann Kestner (10/23/06)
Jo Ann Kestner, daughter of the late Fonzie Griffin and Mabel Ann Funkhouser Griffin was born on July 10, 1930 in Dudley, Mo. and departed this life at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 20, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Kestner was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church, a homemaker and a resident of Dudley, Mo...
Jo Ann Kestner (10/20/06)
Jo Ann Kestner, resident of Dexter, died Oct. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mollie Faye Robins (10/20/06)
Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry, Ark., to Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews. She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary...
Wanda Jean Thomas (10/20/06)
Wanda Jean Thomas, daughter of the late Herbert Aarant and Daisy Tracer Aarant, was born on April 12, 1934, in Dexter and died at the Bethesda Healthcare Facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at the age of 72. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a housewife, former resident of Dexter and a current resident of Fayetteville, N.C...
Marjorie Billington (10/20/06)
Marjorie Lanell Billington, daughter of the late David Franklin Troxell and Bertha Elizabeth Varner Troxell, was born on Jan. 14, 1923, at Rose Bud, Ark., and died at her residence at Kevil, Ky., on Oct. 18, 2006, at the age of 83. Mrs. Billington was of the General Baptist faith, a homemaker, a former resident of Malden and Dexter, and a current resident of Kevil, Ky...
Lonnie R. Belcher (10/11/06)
Lonnie Belcher, son of Nellie JoAnn Cookson Belcher of Dexter and the late Vernon Leon Belcher, was born on Aug. 8, 1972, in Dexter and died on Oct. 9, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 34. Lonnie was an employee at Dexter Ag Service Incorporated in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Cecil Joseph Treece (10/11/06)
Cecil Joseph Treece, 87, of Hatton, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Boone Hospital Center. He was born July 6, 1919, in southern Missouri, the son of the late Daniel Boone and Rozella (Hoystclaw) Treece. On Jan. 7, 1937, in New Madrid, he was united in marriage to Edna Marie (Edwards) Treece who preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2005...
Helen Barker (10/10/06)
Helen Elizabeth Barker, daughter of the late Elmer Williamson and Mabel Sitton Williamson, was born on Oct. 19, 1918, in Stoddard County and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at the age of 87. Mrs. Barker was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church near Bernie, a former cook for the Bernie School System, a former volunteer with the Dexter Senior Center (O.A.K.S.) and a resident of Dexter...
I.V. Borders (10/10/06)
Mrs. I.V. Borders, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at the St. Joe Manor, in Bonne Terre. She was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Zalma and was the daughter of James Bradshaw and Alma "Stacy" Bradshaw. Also preceded her in death were her husband, John Elvin Borders (1993) and two brothers, Hurma and Doil Bradshaw...
Mary Euvon Pool (10/10/06)
Mary Euvon Pool, the daughter of the late Fred and May Brock Hester, was born in Cleburne County, Ark., Feb. 15, 1937, and died at her home in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 6, 2006, at the age of 69. Mrs. Pool had lived in Dexter for 22 years before moving to Cape Girardeau three years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Orvilla June Altis (10/10/06)
Orvilla June Altis, the daughter of the late Orvil and E. Gladys Spear Townsend, was born in Puxico on June 16, 1935, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at the age of 71. She had lived in Puxico most of her life...
Lyman Garner (10/10/06)
Lyman Arthur Garner, son of the late Bert Garner and Goldie Dillingham Garner, was born on Dec. 31, 1932, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau on Oct. 6, 2006, at the age of 73. Mr. Garner was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church near Dexter, the former co-owner of Garner Appliance in Dexter, a former farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a former resident of Dexter...
Lonnie Belcher (10/10/06)
Lonnie Belcher, a resident of Dexter, died Oct. 9, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 34. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lyman Garner (10/09/06)
Lyman Arthur Garner, son of the late Bert Garner and Goldie Dillingham Garner, was born on Dec. 31, 1932, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau on Oct. 6, 2006, at the age of 73. Mr. Garner was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church near Dexter, the former co-owner of Garner Appliance in Dexter, a former farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a former resident of Dexter...
Gary M. Rowland Sr. (10/05/06)
Gary M. Rowland, Sr., son of the late Joseph H. and Artie A. Bullman Rowland, was born in Parma on April 10, 1948, and died near Matthews on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the age of 58. Mr. Rowland had lived most of his life in Parma. Gary was retired from Noranda Aluminum where he had worked for 29 years. He was currently employed by Monsanto Seed Company in Matthews. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Marlene Azbill Norman (10/04/06)
Marlene Azbill Norman, daughter of the late Amer and Mozell Azbill, was born on March 5, 1936, in Trumann, Ark. She died in her home on Oct. 3, 2006, at the age of 70. She attended elementary school at Wardell and graduated from Parma High School. She was united in marriage to James (Rod) Norman at her family home in Parma on March 19, 1955. He preceded her in death in November 2002...
Christopher Lee Daniels (10/04/06)
Christopher Lee Daniels, son of Donna Daniels, was born in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 19, 1990, and died near Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the age of 16. Christopher was a resident of Bloomfield where he attended the Bloomfield High School and was planning this season to play on the Bloomfield basketball team. He loved life, fishing and talking on his computer...
Cody D. Boone (10/04/06)
Cody Dewayne Boone, son of Steve and Kimberly Marvel Cornell, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 28, 1990, and died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the age of 16. Mr. Boone had been a resident of Bloomfield for the past eight years and was a sophomore at Bloomfield High School...
Lillie Baltimore (10/02/06)
Lillie Baltimore, daughter of the late Pleas J. and Freeona Miller Oakes, was born in Neeleyville on July 13, 1926, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Sept. 28, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Baltimore was a resident of Puxico since 1994 and a former resident of Wappapello and Hillsboro where she was a retired L.P.N. working for C.N.A. She was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church...