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Obituaries from November 2006

Billy Joe Williams (11/22/06)
Billy Joe Williams, 76, of Essex, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Olive M. Garren (11/21/06)
Olive M. Garren, daughter of Abner Martin and Olive Branch Martin, was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Brownsville, Tenn., and died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Golden Living Center in Malden. On May 1, 1976, she and Fulton Garren were united in marriage at Asheville, N.C...
Thelma Louise Wright (11/21/06)
Thelma Louise Wright, 74, of Clarkton, was born Jan. 31, 1932 at Monette, Ark., and died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late William Barney Wallace and Maude C. Coleman Wallace. On Sept. 24, 1949, she was united in marriage to Cleo Therion Wright at Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1992...
Audie Burnett McGhee (11/21/06)
Audie Burnett McGhee, the daughter of the late Charley Chapman and Lora Bean Chapman, was born in Parma on April 6, 1917, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at the age of 89. Mrs. McGhee was a resident of Dexter and Dudley all her life. She was a retired nurse's aide and of the Baptist faith...
Mary Hopkins (11/21/06)
Mary Henson Hopkins, daughter of the late Urban and Blanche Conrade Birch, was born at St. Marys on March 15, 1907, and died in Hesston, Kan., on Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at the age of 99. Mary graduated from Cape Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in education. She taught school in Southeast Missouri for 30 years, was a member of Missouri and Stoddard County Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Betty Henson (11/14/06)
Betty Henson, a resident of Dexter, died Nov. 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at the age of 77. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dale Underwood (11/14/06)
Dale Underwood, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Richard Thomas Alsup (11/14/06)
Richard Thomas Alsup, son of Harold Alsup of Dexter and the late Gwendolyn Stanford Alsup, was born on July 30, 1946, at rural Dexter and died in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at the age of 60. Mr. Alsup was a crop-duster for Ken Grubbs Aero at Harrisburg, Ark., and a resident of Dexter...
Bonnie Carroll (11/14/06)
Bonnie Carroll, daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Davis and Nola Parmenter Davis, was born on Aug. 5, 1926, at Bloomfield and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Carroll was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former hospital employee in Poplar Bluff and a resident of Dexter...
Ruby Hampton (11/30/06)
Ruby Hampton, daughter of the late Ben Berry Halcombe and Nancy Jane Woodard Halcombe, was born in Wooster, Ark., on Dec. 6, 1923, and died at her home in Essex on Nov. 23, 2006, at the age of 82. Mrs. Hampton was a resident of Penermon. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Grayridge where she held many positions. She was a past member of Eastern Star and Heart Health Coalition...
Delmer A. Pruitt (11/30/06)
Delmer A. Pruitt, the son of the late Ambrose Lewis and Lula Mae Hull Pruitt, was born near Dexter on Dec. 25, 1924, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the age of 81. Mr. Pruitt had lived in the Dexter and Poplar Bluff areas most of his life. He had owned Pruitt Glass from 1960 to 1972. He was a past member of the Dexter Elks Lodge and was one of the charter members. He was also a past member of the Lions Club...
John Yount (11/30/06)
John Yount of Bloomfield was born July 31, 1923, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Eleanor Leirer (11/29/06)
Eleanor Leirer, daughter of the late Richard Sadler and Lillie Ramsey Sadler, was born on Oct. 22, 1915, at Bernie and died at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon on Nov. 26, 2006, at the age of 91. Mrs. Leirer was a homemaker and was a member of the Methodist Church of Gideon...
Stephen L. Hendricks (11/28/06)
Stephen L. Hendricks, 59, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died on Nov. 23, 2006. Steve was the youngest son of Gene and Virginia Hendricks of Stockton, Mo. He lived in Missouri and Florida throughout his life. From age 17, Steve was actively involved in title insurance and the abstract business. ...
David Lloyd Byrd (11/28/06)
David Lloyd Byrd, the son of the late James Lloyd and Virginia Henley Byrd, was born in Grayridge on March 14, 1951, and died at his home in Dexter on Nov. 27, 2006, at the age of 55. Mr. Byrd had lived in Bloomfield for many years and had moved to Dexter a short time ago. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator...
Cecil Adams (11/28/06)
Cecil Adams, 77, of Sikeston died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born on April 3, 1929, in Lake City, Ark., to the late William H. and Sudie D. Turner Adams. He was the founder of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and had served as pastor for 16 years at Matthews Missionary Baptist Church...
Eleanor Irene Leirer (11/28/06)
Eleanor Irene Leirer, a resident of Gideon, formerly of Bernie, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in the Gideon Care Center in Gideon at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Douglas and Beverly Townsend (11/28/06)
Douglas Ray Townsend, 64, and wife Beverly Ann Townsend, 74, died together on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Springfield. Mr. Townsend was born on April 6, 1942, in Brownwood. He had worked as a credit collections manager for many years and was a Navy veteran. ...
Effie Leon Foster (11/28/06)
Effie Leon Foster, daughter of the late Elmer Burnett and Ivy Gilbrith Burnett, was born March 24, 1923, and died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Gideon Care Center. On Aug. 15, 1944, she was united in marriage to Otis Eugene Brown, and he died in 1965. On Dec. 21, 1972, she was united in marriage to Earl Foster, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1992...
Carl Otto Jarrell (11/27/06)
Carl Otto Jarrell, the son of the late Elijah "Lige" Monroe and Bessie Bell Hopkins Jarrell, was born in Bloomfield on Feb. 27, 1929, and died at his home near Dexter on Oct. 27, 2006, at the age of 77. Mr. Jarrell had lived in Dexter all his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea...
Billy Joe Williams (11/24/06)
Billy Joe Williams, the son of the late Ernie and Bessie Williams, was born in Blytheville, Ark., on May 6, 1930, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Nov. 21, 2006, at the age of 76. Mr. Williams had lived in Essex since 1964...
Billy Joe Williams (11/22/06)
Billy Joe Williams, 76, of Essex, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Dorothy Vandeven (11/20/06)
Dorothy W. Vandeven, daughter of the late John Herman and Mary Hulshof Elfrink, was born at Leopold on Jan. 9, 1915, and died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the age of 91. Mrs. Vandeven had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and had been a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter for the past 64 years. ...
John Smith (11/20/06)
John Smith, son of the late Thomas H. and Faye Harris Smith, was born in Dexter on April 25, 1950, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the age of 56. He had lived in Dexter and St. Louis all his life. Surviving are one brother, James D. Smith of Dexter; and one sister, Cathy Hebblethwaite of Illinois...
Carl Book (11/20/06)
Carl Book, son of the late Samuel J. Tildon Book and Dora Woolard Book, was born on Nov. 26, 1919, at Malden and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the age of 86. Mr. Book was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a retired Nazarene minister, the former owner of Madison One Hour Cleaner in Madison Heights, Mich., and a resident of Dexter...
Donald E. McCollough (11/16/06)
Donald Eugene McCollough, son of the late Alfred L. McCollough and Thelma Eaton McCollough, was born Aug. 30, 1942, near Dexter and died on Nov. 14, 2006, near Bloomfield at the age of 64. Mr. McCollough was of the Christian faith, a construction superintendent for Brown Construction at Dexter, a former scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 70 in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Dale Underwood (11/15/06)
Delmer Dale Underwood, son of Delmer and Imogene Wilkison Underwood, was born at Bloomfield on July 14, 1947, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at the age of 59. Mr. Underwood had spent his entire life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Betty L. Henson (11/15/06)
Betty Henson, daughter of the late Clifford Hill and Rosie Tyree Hill, was born on June 2, 1929, in Fisk and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at the age of 77. Betty retired from Dexter Poultry, was a babysitter for many years and a resident of Dexter...
Madge Brown Noyes (11/13/06)
Madge Darlene Brown Noyes, daughter of the late Clifford Brown and Maude Barfield Brown, was born on Oct. 27, 1920, at Parma and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Noyes was a member of the New Hope Church near Essex, a former cook at the Richland Public Schools, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Fannie B. (Sitz) Parkhurst (11/13/06)
Fannie B. (Sitz) Parkhurst, 92, of Evansville, Ind., died at home with her family at her bedside Thursday, November 9, 2006. Fannie was born in Stoddard County on January 31, 1914, to Oscar and Myrtle Sitz. Fannie was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Parkhurst in 1996; daughter, Aleyne Marshall; infant daughter, Rose; sons, Jean, Jack, and Russell; brother, Carl Sitz; and sisters, Oneida King and Ivy McCain...
Keith Meade Minton (11/13/06)
Keith Meade Minton, son of the late Roy Burton Minton and Sarah Jane Minton was born on Dec. 30, 1923 in rural Bernie and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Nov. 10, 2006, it was his wife Betty's birthday at the age of 82...
Mary Menley (11/13/06)
Mary Menley, daughter of the late Henry Phillips and Martha Cates Phillips was born on Sept. 9, 1916 in Stoddard County and departed this life in Cypress Point Health Care on Nov. 10, 2006 at the age of 90. Mrs. Menley attended the Dexter Church of Christ, was a former employee of the Elder Manufacturing Company where she was an inspector, and a resident of Dexter...
Ralph Sterling Slavings (11/13/06)
Ralph Sterling Slavings, son of the late Sterling Jack and Erabella Haslip Slavings, was born in Wardell on Feb. 18, 1926, and died at his home near Broseley on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at the age of 80. He had resided in Broseley since 1972 and was a former resident of Wardell and Malden. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy...
Bonnie Carroll (11/13/06)
Bonnie Carroll, a resident of Dexter, departed this life in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Nov. 10, 2006 at the age of 80. Graveside services are being planned for Monday, Nov. 13, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Zion Cemetery at rural Bloomfield...
Keith Minton (11/10/06)
Keith Minton, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Nov. 10, 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.
Bonnie Carroll (11/10/06)
Bonnie Carroll, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Menley (11/10/06)
Mary Menley, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donna Lee Yaeger Mason (11/09/06)
Donna Lee Yaeger Mason, the daughter of the late Donald Yaeger and Dorothy Ladwig Yaeger, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 4, 1942, and died at the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Nov. 6, 2006, at the age of 64. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., and had moved to Dexter in 1972. She moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1995. She was of the Lutheran faith...
Madge Brown Noyes (11/09/06)
Madge Darlene Brown Noyes, daughter of the late Clifford Brown and Maude Barfield Brown, was born on Oct. 27, 1920, at Parma and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Noyes was a member of the New Hope Church near Essex, a former cook at the Richland Public Schools, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
David W. McGhee (11/09/06)
David W. McGhee, 61, St. Louis, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. He was raised in Essex where he graduated from high school. Mr. McGhee was a 1967 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was also a Veteran of the U.S. Army. His most recent work history included the position of President and Founder of British-American Forfaiting Company. ...
Curtis memorial service (11/09/06)
Memorial Services will be held for Russel J. (1916-2004) and Leatrice W. (1918-1999) Curtis on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at 11 a.m. Services will take place at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield. Both Russel and Leatrice were born and raised in Bernie, graduated from Bernie High School and lived in various places until their deaths in Tucson, Ariz...
Mary Lou Parsley (11/07/06)
Mary Lou Parsley, the daughter of the late Robert Vanscyoc and Ruby Buchanan Vanscyoc, was born in Asherville on Jan. 3, 1929, and died at her residence near Puxico on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the age of 77. Mrs. Parsley had lived in the Puxico area most of her life. She was a member of Duck Creek Baptist Church near Puxico for 51 years. Her hobbies included bird watching, gardening and singing...
Norma Gene "Cookie" Rickman (11/07/06)
Norma Gene "Cookie" Rickman, daughter of the late Edwin J. Stroup and Ethel Baxter Stroup, was born on Feb. 20, 1944, at Hohewold, Tenn., and died at her residence in rural Bernie on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the age of 62. Mrs. Rickman was owner and operator of Cookie's Restaurant, formerly of Parma. She had attended the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church of Malden...
James D. Bowling (11/07/06)
James D. Bowling, the son of the late James Henry and Comilla Tedder Bowling, was born in Guntersville, Ala., on Dec. 28, 1922, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Bowling had lived most of his life in Bloomfield. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield where he served as a deacon...
Audra L. Hobbs (11/06/06)
Audra L. Hobbs, the daughter of the late David Reasons and Florence Carter Reasons, was born in rural Puxico on Feb. 9, 1919, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at the age of 87. Mrs. Hobbs had lived in the Puxico and Dudley areas all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hobbs Chapel Church near Puxico...
Norma Gene 'Cookie' Rickman (11/06/06)
Norma Rickman, a resident of Bernie, Mo. passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at her residence in Bernie at the age of 62 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo.
Barbara Freeman (11/03/06)
Barbara Freeman, 65, of Jackson, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Gideon, the daughter of Alvin and Clarine McGee Howell. She and Boyce Freeman were married on March 6, 1957, in Bell City. She was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship...
Neoma Faries (11/02/06)
Neoma Faries, daughter of the late Tom and Fern F. Vails Kinsey, was born in Holcomb on May 1, 1919, and died at the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at the age of 87. Mrs. Faries was a homemaker and had lived in the Canalou and Morehouse communities from 1964-1996 when she moved to Bloomfield. She moved to Dexter in 2001. She attended the Canalou Assembly of God Church, and she loved gardening...
Eugenia Sue Abelson (11/01/06)
Eugenia Sue Abelson, daughter of the late Eugene Spencer Fyffe and Ethel Melvina Fyffe, 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...
Linda Sue Hutchcraft (11/01/06)
Linda Sue Hutchcraft, daughter of the late Alfond Rhinehart Moore, was born March 28, 1957, at Peach Orchard and died near Essex on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at the age of 49. Mrs. Hutchcraft was a registered nurse for the Visiting Nurse Association, a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon and a resident of rural Dexter...