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Obituaries from December 2006

Jean Beard Nea (12/29/06)
Jean Beard Nea, 90, a resident of Charleston and formerly of Dexter, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 29, 1915, at Bunkum, Ill., to the late Walter H. and Lurlyne Moore Beard. A graduate of Miss Hickey's Secretarial School in St. Louis, she had lived in St. Louis most of her life and then moved to Charleston in 1976. She was of the Methodist belief...
Lena Roderman (12/26/06)
Lena Roderman, daughter of the late Walter Potter and Elsie Martin Potter, was born on July 24, 1925, at Piedmont and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Dec. 23, 2006, at the age of 81. Mrs. Roderman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former secretary at the International Hat Factory in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Clauvus Ward (12/26/06)
Clauvus Ward, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Cannan, Ark., son of the late Nathaniel and Cordelia O'Neal Ward. He was a member of the New Bethel Church from 1946-1964. He farmed in the Charleston area. In 1964, he moved to Dexter where he owned and operated his own farming operation until his retirement in 1978. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II on the aircraft carrier Antetium...
Billy Gene Cookson (12/26/06)
Billy Gene Cookson, son of the late Everett and Tincy Harris Cookson, was born in Puxico on May 12, 1934, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at the age of 72. Mr. Cookson had lived in Puxico most of his life and was a graduate of the Puxico High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Kathleen Foley (12/26/06)
Kathleen Foley, daughter of the late Ethre B. Duffel and Thelma Mitchem Duffel, was born Aug. 17, 1960, at Gideon and died Dec. 20, 2006, at the age of 46. Survivors include two daughters, Brandy Green of Bell City and Dell Shook of Paragould, Ark.; three sons, Joshua Foley of Bell City, James Foley and Michael Foley, both of Paragould, Ark.; two brothers, Vernon Maxwell and Henry Maxwell, both of Malden; and eight grandchildren...
Ida Robinson (12/22/06)
Ida Robinson, daughter of the late Alex and Oma Bowman McRoy, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 15, 1927, and died in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Dec. 19, 2006, at the age of 79. Mrs. Robinson was a former resident of Bloomfield, but had spent most of her life in Iowa. She attended the Pentecostal Church. On Dec. 26, 1944, she was married to James Robinson, and he preceded her in death. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters; and four grandchildren...
Bernice Cutler (12/22/06)
Bernice Cutler, daughter of the late Jack Bowman and Myrtle Bowman, was born in Morton Grove, Ill., on March 5, 1927, and died in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis on Dec. 20, 2006, at the age of 79. Bernice lived most of her life in Dexter and considered it to be her home. She worked in Dexter or Sikeston through the years and raised a family at the same time. While living in Dexter, she was an active member of the First Christian Church in Dexter...
Carl Wayne Downing (12/17/06)
Carl Wayne Downing, the son of Odessa Ellis Downing and the late Carl W. Downing, was born in Kennett on July 30, 1945, and died at the K.F.J. Manor in University City on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the age of 61. Mr. Downing had lived in St. Louis most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from the Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam...
Jimmye Ann Holcombe (12/15/06)
Jimmye Ann Holcombe, daughter of the late James Hugh Copeland and Bonnie Copeland, was born on Jan. 17, 1935, in Paragould, Ark., and died at Central Gardens Health Care in Dexter on Dec. 10, 2006, at the age of 71. Jimmye moved to Stoddard County in November 1995. She resided at Central Gardens for the past three years. Jimmye had a dry, quick wit, enjoyed writing poetry and painting and had won many awards for her paintings in Little Rock, Ark., and in Stoddard County...
Corinne Comeau (12/15/06)
Corinne Comeau, 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dexter, MO died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born October 5, 1920, in New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Roy Hachey. She and Dr. Richard A. Comeau were married in 1942. He died in 1992. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish in Dexter and recently attended St. Vincent Catholic Church in Cape. She was a retired registered nurse...
Hazel Jewell Lawrence (12/15/06)
Hazel Jewell Lawrence, daughter of the late Joseph Ben and Eva May Cumpton Stafford, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 11, 1908, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the age of 98. On Nov. 18, 1926, she was married to Everett Lawrence. ...
Marilyn L. (nee Hill) Alcaraz (12/15/06)
Marilyn L. (nee Hill) Alcaraz died Nov. 22, 2006. A memorial visitation will be held Dec. 16, from 2-4 p.m. with a service a 4 p.m. at Fieser Funeral Home in Fenton.
Tami Rene Yarbrough (12/13/06)
Tami Rene Yarbrough, the daughter of Gale Bridges of Batesville, Miss., and the late Mary Sue Collins Bridges, was born Nov. 22, 1963, at Malden and died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Survivors include her son, Matthew Yarbrough of Bernie; her father and step-mother, Gale and Linda Bridges of Batesville, Miss.; and two brothers, Bradley Bridges of Bernie and Joey Bridges of Batesville...
Lois Faye Robertson (12/13/06)
Lois Faye Robertson, daughter of Clifton and Lydia Crank Leirer, was born on Aug. 24, 1940 in Stuttgart, Ark., and died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. She was married to Clarence Robertson on April 17, 1959, at Dexter...
Helen D. Stull (12/13/06)
Helen D. Stull, daughter of the late William Edward Rickman and Martha Beatrice Tucker Rickman, was born on Jan. 13, 1938, at Gideon and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at the age of 68. Mrs. Stull was a homemaker and was a member of the First Christian Church of Bernie...
Ray T. Jones, Sr. (12/12/06)
Ray T. Jones, Sr., the son of the late Raymond and Rosie Beatrice Rigsby Jones, was born in Earlington, Ky., on Feb. 19, 1930, and died at his home in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the age of 76. Mr. Jones had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was affiliated with the Pentecostal church...
Robert Leon Vincent (12/12/06)
Robert Leon Vincent, son of Robert Harold Vincent and Maxine Edmundson Vincent, was born on April 10, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Mich., and died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at Bernie at the age of 53. He was a heavy equipment operator for Hessling Construction Co., Dexter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Linda Marie Hardin (12/08/06)
Linda Marie Hardin, daughter of W.L. and Eloise Conner, was born on April 17, 1962, in Poplar Bluff, and she died at her home in Catron on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at the age of 44, surrounded by her family. On Feb. 16, 1980, she was united in marriage to Dale Hardin at Hopewell General Baptist Church in Essex...
Freddie J. Layton (12/08/06)
Freddie J. Layton, the son of the late W.B. and Elsie Layton, was born in East Prairie on Feb. 5, 1931, and died at the Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich, Mich., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the age of 75. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Lucinda (Todd) Woods; son, Randy; brother, Jerry (Juanita) Layton of Dexter; sisters, Marguerite Burke of Dexter and Frances (Colby) Russel; five grandchildren, Karissa (Scott) Pupava, Kyle Kinney, Noah Layton, Chad Woods and fianceť, Elizabeth Perry, and Amber Woods; and one great-grandchild, Annika Pupava.. ...
Carl Ernest Alexander (12/08/06)
Carl Ernest Alexander, son of the late William Alexander and Eva Miller Alexander, was born on July 19, 1923, at Bloomfield and died in the Florida Hospital at Wauchula, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Alexander was of the Methodist faith, a retired switchman for Grand Trunk Western Railroad in Michigan, a veteran of the United States Navy, Past Master of the Genesee Masonic Lodge #174 at Genesee, Mich., where he was a life member, a member of the Flint, Mich., Shriners and a resident of Dexter.. ...
Amalie Ford Barger (12/03/06)
Amalie Ford Barger (Mrs. H. S.) was born in Southeast Missouri, the daughter of Dr. Edward Ford and Mrs. Lovie Grimsley Ford, and beloved foster parents Edgar and Lenora Ford Grimes. Dr. Ford had a deep appreciation for the blessings and privileges given by American citizenship and the price that had been paid for it. ...
Edith C. Hicks (12/03/06)
Edith C. Hicks, the daughter of the late Joe Cowin and Rosie Boss Cowin, was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on August 9, 1930 and passed away at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. on Dec. 1, 2006 at the age of 76 years, three months and 26 days...
John Yount (12/01/06)
John Yount, son of the late Marcus Daniel Yount and Fairymae McNabb Yount, was born on July 31, 1923, at Ironton, Mo., and died Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Yount was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, a farm management specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Service for 35 years, retiring in 1984. ...
Donna Sue Williamson (12/28/06)
Donna Sue Williamson was born Sept. 12, 1952, and died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was of the Baptist faith. On April 3, 1999, she was united in marriage to Clarence Junior Williamson, and he survives of the home...
Harold "Bud" Creg (12/28/06)
Harold "Bud" Creg, son of the late Walter McClellen Creg and Ethel Belle Jerls, was born on July 22, 1935, in Bernie and died at his residence in Dexter on Dec. 27, 2006 at the age of 71. Bud was the owner and operator of OK Radiator Shop in Dexter, veteran of the United States Air Force, was of the General Baptist Faith, and a resident of Dexter...
Jimmye Ann Holcombe (12/28/06)
Jimmye Ann Holcombe of Dexter died on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Bonnie Copeland of Paragould, Ark., and Hugh Copeland of Wynne, Ark. Jimmye moved to Stoddard County in November 1995. She resided at Central Gardens for the past three years. Jimmye had a dry, quick wit, enjoyed writing poetry and painting and had won many awards for her paintings in Little Rock, Ark., and in Stoddard County...
William Screws (12/27/06)
William Screws, son of the late Marion Augustus and Nora Demby Whitsett Screws, was born in Hammon, Okla., June 19, 1909, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 24, 2006, at the age of 97. Mr. Screws had lived most of his life in Oklahoma and had moved to Puxico eight years ago. ...
Amy Michelle Davidson (12/27/06)
Amy died unexpectedly on Dec. 14, 2006, in Smithville, Tenn. Born Sept. 9, 1986, in Ann Arbor, Mich., she is survived by her loving mother, Jean Davidson, of Houston, Texas; her loving father, Carl Davidson, of Los Gatos, Calif.; her brother, Robert Davidson, of Santa Clara, Calif.; grandmother Gladys Steimel, of Dexter; niece Hazel Davidson of Yuba City, Calif.; step-family Kathleen, Matthew and Jennifer Hahn of Los Gatos, Calif.; numerous ants, uncles, cousins and many friends...
Harold "Bud" Creg (12/27/06)
Harold "Bud" Creg, a resident of rural Dexter, died Dec. 27, 2006, in his residence at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Daisy Deem (12/21/06)
Daisy Deem, daughter of the late Edward "Ned" Hubbard and Kathryn Kelly Hubbard, was born at Brookfield and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Dec. 20, 2006. Mrs. Deem was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, the former owner of Daisy's Bookkeeping Service, a member of the Order of Eastern Star #311, a member of the Women's Business Club, past-president of the Women's Golf Association at the Crowley Ridge Country Club...
Glenda J. Capps (12/21/06)
Glenda J. Capps, daughter of the late O.H. and Mamie Caple Stark, was born in Caledonia, Miss., on June 3, 1927, and died in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at the age of 79. Mrs. Capps spent most of her life in the Dexter community, but she had been a resident of Tulsa since 2001. ...
Jon Noel Stahl (12/21/06)
Jon Noel Stahl, son of the late Chancy and Daphne Haughey Stahl, was born in Lavalle on May 31, 1935, and died at his home in Catron on Dec. 20, 2006, at the age of 71. Mr. Stahl had lived in Catron area all his life. He was a member of the Catron Baptist Church...
Bernice Cutler (12/21/06)
Bernice Cutler, a former resident of Dexter, died on Dec. 20, 2006, in the St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ida Robinson (12/21/06)
Ida Robinson, formerly of Bloomfield, died at her home in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Dec. 19, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Larry Hancock (12/20/06)
Larry Hancock, the son of Ellsworth Hancock and the late Mary Kitchen Hancock, was born in Puxico on Oct. 26, 1944, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the age of 62. He had lived in Puxico all his life, was a graduate of Puxico High School in 1962, and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in 1990. ...
Marie Corinne Comeau (12/20/06)
A graveside service will be held for Marie Corinne Comeau Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Dexter Cemetery with Rev. David Dohogne officiating. Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Moroni (12/19/06)
Phyllis June Barron Moroni, 92, of Oran, was born June 19, 1914, at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Felix Paul and Edith Anna Marie Johnson Barron and died Dec. 17, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Phyllis had completed nurses training at St. Anthony's Hospital in Chicago. She had been a registered nurse as well as a homemaker. She was a member of the Home Extension Club...
Cecilia "Dollie" Bischoff (12/19/06)
Cecilia "Dollie" Fischer Bischof died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2006. She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Socality of Ascension Church in Normandy, involved in the Charismatic Movement meeting at St. Christopher's and member of numerous choirs. She was a lover of the arts and an avid bridge player. Always with a positive attitude, Dollie lived life to the fullest always trusting her Savior, Jesus Christ...
Teresa Ann Lemonds (12/19/06)
Teresa Ann Lemonds, daughter of the late Paul Hayes, Jr., and Cora Sue Ferrell Hayes, was born Oct. 15, 1956, at Pocahontas, Ark., and died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at her residence in Clarkton. Survivors include two sons, Paul Hayes and Phillip Bailey, both of Dexter; two sisters, Diane Tilton of Tremble, Tenn., and Linda Carter of Parma; two brothers, Kenneth Hayes of Parma and William Drye of Farmington; and three grandchildren. ...
Bonnie Borders (12/19/06)
Bonnie Borders, daughter of the late Claude Lovette and Pauline Gregory Lovette, was born in Como on Nov. 21, 1941, and died at her home in Dexter on Friday, Dec.15, 2006, at the age of 65. Mrs. Borders was a homemaker. She was a former resident of Parma but had been a resident of Dexter the past several years. She attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Helen Cravens (12/19/06)
Helen Cravens, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Morris Armes, was born in Missouri on July 9, 1919, and died at the home of her great-granddaughter in Bernie on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at the age of 87. Mrs. Cravens had lived in Parma all her life and was a homemaker...
David Scott McClain (12/07/06)
David Scott McClain, the son of the late Mayo and Anetha Brant McClain, was born in St. Louis on July 4, 1951, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at the age of 55. Mr. McClain had lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Susan West (12/07/06)
Susan Kay Schwent West, 36, was born Nov. 19, 1970, in Poplar Bluff and died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Kenneth Rogers Hospital in Belleville, Ill. She was the daughter of Louis Joseph Schwent of Ft. Payne, Ala., and Beverly McCurter Lisac of Collinsville, Ill...
Robin Aslin Hartline (12/07/06)
Robin Aslin Hartline, the daughter of the late Robert Lewis and Patricia Ann Smith Harris, was born in Sikeston on March 5, 1960, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at the age of 46. Mrs. Hartline had lived in Bloomfield for many years and had lived in Dexter the past five years. Before her health forced her to quit work, she had worked as a photo developer...
Linda Conner Hardin (12/07/06)
Linda Conner Hardin, a resident of rural Catron, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in her residence at the age of 44. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. A complete obituary will follow in Friday's paper...
Carl Alexander (12/07/06)
Carl Alexander, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in the Florida Hospital at Wauchula, Fla., at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Margaret Johnson (12/06/06)
Mary Margaret Johnson, daughter of the late John Alvin Williams and Millie E. Pipkins Williams, was born on Nov. 13, 1920 in Dunklin County and died at her granddaughter's residence in Fort Smith, Ark., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Johnson was a former employee with Brown Shoe Company, member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie, and a resident of Bernie...
Maxine Tharp (12/05/06)
Maxine Tharp, daughter of the late Preston Wood and Bertha Mills Wood, was born in Leachville, Ark., on March 3, 1930, and died at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett on Dec. 2, 2006, at the age of 76. Mrs. Tharp was a former resident of Risco but had lived in Parma for 15 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mary Margaret Johnson (12/05/06)
Mary Margaret Johnson, daughter of the late John Alvin Williams and Millie E. Pipkins, was born on Nov. 13, 1920 in Dunklin County and died at her granddaughter's residence in Fort Smith, Ark., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Johnson was a former employee with Brown Shoe Company, member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie, and a resident of Bernie...