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Obituaries from April 2007

Ruby Hampion (04/30/07)
Ruby Hampton, daughter of the late Benjamin Calvin and Lola Mae Christian Franks, was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Dorsey, Miss., and died Friday, April 27, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 80. Mrs. Hampton had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life and moved to Dexter in 1953. She was a homemaker and had been a volunteer at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff for many years...
Avis Horton (04/27/07)
Avis Horton, daughter of the late Samuel P. McCollough and Birdie Pittman McCollough was born on Sept. 19, 1909 at Ardmore, Okla. and departed this life at the Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter on April 25, 2007 at the age of 97. She was united in marriage to Raymond B. Dayton in February of 1927. Mr. Dayton preceded her in death in 1965. She then married Charles Horton in 1971 at Sherwood Shores, Texas. Mr. Horton preceded her in death in 1978...
Martin Herron Gaylord (04/27/07)
Martin Herron Gaylord, son of the late Edgar Gaylord and Bessie Martin Gaylord, was born on Oct. 10, 1916 in Sharon, Tenn. and departed this life on April 26, 2007 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. at the age of 90 years. Mr. Gaylord was a member and deacon at Grayridge Baptist Church, Mo., a retired farmer of many years, former school bus driver with Richland Public School District and a resident of Essex, Mo...
Shirley J. Fendelet (04/26/07)
Shirley J. Fendelet, 71 of Advance was born Dec. 18, 1935 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Wilson C. and Helen J. Winchester Boyd and passed away April 24, 2007 at the St. Francis medical center in cape Girardeau, Mo. after a long illness. Shirley and Frank V. Fendelet were united in marriage on Jan. 18, 1955 in Livonia, Mich. and he survives...
Avis Horton (04/25/07)
Avis Horton died on April 25 2007 in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
LaDonna Hutchison (04/24/07)
LaDonna Hutchison, daughter of Doris Wyatt Hollis and the late Eddie Beyerback, was born at Poplar Bluff on Sept. 9, 1968, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on April 21, 2007, at the age of 38. Mrs. Hutchison was a resident of Bloomfield, a 1986 graduate of Bloomfield High School, and a bookkeeper at Bloomfield High School. On May 18, 1999, she was married to Jeff Hutchison...
Leora Newman (04/24/07)
Leora Newman, 86, formerly of Morehouse and Sikeston, died April 22, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at Portageville Nursing Center. She was born on Dec. 20, 1920, in Canalou to the late Leslie and Coela Greer Arbuckle. She taught foods and nutrition for 20 years for the University of Missouri Extension Office in Benton. ...
David Truman Edmonds (04/24/07)
David Truman Edmonds, son of the late Virgil Woodrow Edmonds and Lydia Rosetta Pinkard Edmonds, was born on Aug. 23, 1931, at Phil Campbell, Ala., and died at his residence in Bernie on April 21, 2007, at the age of 75. Mr. Edmonds had been a welder at Cato's in Bernie, was a mechanic and a resident of Bernie...
Jimmy D. Corzine, Sr (04/24/07)
Jimmy D. Corzine, Sr., the son of the late Alva and Hattie Hutchcraft Corzine, was born in Dexter on Feb. 13, 1942, and died at his home in Dexter on April 21, 2007, at the age of 65. Jimmie had spent several years in Benton Harbor, Mich., and returned to Dexter in 1982. He was a retired carpenter and had worked for Pearson Construction...
Marshall Eugene Dark (04/24/07)
Marshall Eugene Dark was born on May 24, 1932, in Deepwater to William Russell and Gladys Faye (Renfro) Dark. Mr. Dark died on April 21, 2007, at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home at the age of 84. Marshall made his profession of faith through baptism at the age of nine. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1940, then attended business college in Kansas City for two years before serving in the Army Medical Corp Med Tech from 1942-1944...
Michael C. Robinson (04/24/07)
Michael C. Robinson, the son of James D. and Ocie D. Heaton Robinson, was born in Poplar Bluff on July 25, 1987, and died at his home in Dexter on April 22, 2007, at the age of 19. Michael was a lifelong resident of Dexter and attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley (04/23/07)
Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley, the son of the late John Henry and Vevie Dillard Drye Tilley was born in Sherill, Ark. on June 26, 1943 and passed away at the Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina on April 17, 2007 at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 22 days...
William Henry Brown (04/23/07)
William Henry Brown, son of the late Otho "Dink" Brown and Alma Jewel Walker Brown was born on December 12, 1932 at Parma, MO., and departed this life at the John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO., on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the age of 74 years...
Rose Ann Lucas (04/23/07)
Rose Ann Lucas, daughter of the late Nicholas Kuhns and Margarette Kirsh Kuhns, was born on Sept. 1, 1918, at Chicago, Ill., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Lucas was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield...
Robert Edward Sivert (04/23/07)
Robert Edward Sivert, son of the late Charles Sivert and Elizabeth Harvey Sibert, was born on August 28, 1921 at Dexter and departed this life at his residence near Bernie on April 20, 2007. Mr. Sivert was a resident of rural Bernie and had been a foreman at IXL Handle Company in Bernie...
Truman Edmonds (04/23/07)
Truman Edmonds, a resident of Bernie, died on April 21, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Edmonds was 75 years old. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Lillian Skelton Hohstadt (04/20/07)
Lillian Skelton Hohstadt, a former resident of Dexter, died April 17, 2007. She was born to Dwight and Elma Launius on June 17, 1919, in Bloomfield. In 1938 she married her childhood friend and sweetheart James A. Skelton and remained his loving wife for over 50 years. Jim died in 1992. Lillian moved to Hamilton to be near her family. It was here she met and later married Harry Hohstadt who died in 2005...
William Henry Brown (04/20/07)
William Henry Brown, a resident of Essex, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Fuenral Home in Dexter...
Rose Ann Lucas (04/20/07)
Rose Lucas, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Helen Duggins (04/18/07)
Helen June Duggins, past resident of Dexter, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood after a lengthy illness. She was born June 24, 1924, to Eva and William Willis of Dexter. Before retiring in 1985, she was employed as a secretary with Missouri Division of Family Services in Kansas City. ...
Mary Fears (04/18/07)
Mary Fears, daughter of the late George Edward Neal and Louise Lula Williamson Neal, was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in Bloomfield, and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at the age of 71. Mary was formerly a farmer in the Bernie area for many years until moving to Branson in 1985 where she and her husband John owned and operated several businesses...
Rex Keller, Sr. (04/17/07)
Rex Keller, Sr., son of the late Marion Keller and Mary Francis Tilmon Keller was born on Jan. 29, 1919 in Dardanelle, Ark., and died at the Cypress Point Health Care Facility in Dexter on April 15, 2007, at the age of 88. Mr. Keller was a retired farmer and a resident of rural Dexter...
Gladys Vivian Thompson (04/17/07)
Gladys Vivian Thompson, 96, 1616 Cedar Street, Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly of Dexter, died at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Ill., on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at 4:55 p.m. She was the daughter of John F. and V.F. Coleman born on Jan. 12, 1911, in Herrin, Ill. She married Oscar B. Thompson, and he preceded her in death...
Louis Amel Frank (04/17/07)
Louis Amel Frank, son of the late Fredrick Claud and Anzel Ringham Frank, was born in Dexter on Feb. 23, 1922, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Friday, April 13, 2007, at the age of 85. Amel had spent his entire life in the Dexter area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in World War II. He had been a member of the American Legion for 60 years and had served in many offices...
Ruth Nichols (04/16/07)
Ruth E. Nichols of Dexter died Feb. 9, 2007. She was born Dec. 10, 1913, to Joel and Ollie Norman of Dexter and married to Carl "Botts" Nichols who died in 1993. Their daughter, Carolyn Johnson, lives in Dexter and son, Dan Nichols, lives in Hilton Head Island, S.C...
Billy Lee Allison (04/11/07)
Billy Lee Allison, 78, of Advance was born June 22, 1929, at Kennett, the son of Arthur and Pearl Clay Allison, and died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Billy retired from the railroad where he had been a mail handler at the Terminal Union Station in St. Louis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith...
Harold Arden Davis (04/11/07)
Harold Arden Davis, the son of Malinda Davis and the late Charles Arden Davis, was born in Dexter on July 16, 1949, and died at his home near Dudley on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the age of 57. Harold had spent his entire life in the Essex, Dexter and Dudley area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in Vietnam...
Thelbert Coleman (04/11/07)
Thelbert Coleman, son of the late Robert Clinton Coleman and Georgia Russell Coleman, was born on Aug. 10, 1923, at Blytheville, Ark., and died in the Landmark Hospital at Cape Girardeau on April 10, 2007, at the age of 83. Mr. Coleman was the owner of Coleman Sheet Metal in Bloomfield, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a resident of Dexter...
Zora E. Green (04/10/07)
Zora E. Green was born at Navjo, Ala., on June 22, 1932, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, April 9, 2007, at the age of 74. Mrs. Green was a retired employee of Medtronic, Inc., in Phoenix, Ariz. She had been a resident of Bloomfield the past five years and was a member of the Living Waters Church in Bloomfield...
Charles L. Stacy (04/10/07)
Charles L. Stacy, son of the late Raymond Stacy and Ada M. Eaton Stacy was born on May 15, 1936, in Stoddard County and died on April 8, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 70. Mr. Stacy was a former car salesman with Autry Morlan Chevrolet-Cadillac since 1978. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Ruth Louise Black (04/10/07)
Ruth Louise Black, the daughter of the late Ivan and Ruth Louise Paris Kirkman, was born in Arwarel, Ark., on April 26, 1931, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, April 9, 2007, at the age of 75. Mrs. Black had lived all her life in the Dexter area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
G. Thatcher Scism (04/10/07)
Gilbert Thatcher Scism, son of the late Thomas Gilbert and Myrtie Cleveland Scism, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 26, 1907, and died at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at the age of 99. Mr. Scism was retired from Production Credit Association in Sikeston. ...
Imogene Leota Williamson (04/04/07)
Imogene Leota Williamson, the daughter of the late Amiel and Ruth Ellen Rebecca Eaton Hunt, was born in Dexter on Oct. 1, 1932, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, April 3, 2007, at the age of 74. Mrs. Williamson had lived all her life in the Dexter area. She had worked at the Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter. She was a member of the South Pleasant Valley Church near Dexter. She had been a baby sitter and cared for many children for 16 years...
Wilma Jean Owens (04/04/07)
Wilma J. Owens, daughter of the late William R. Willis and Eva M. Bennett Willis, was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Bloomfield and died on March 31, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Owens was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Friends of the Library, and past president of Dexter Hospital Auxiliary. ...
Diane Culver Locke (04/03/07)
Diane Locke, 59, of Crestview, Fla., died March 28, 2007. She was born in Bernie on July 14, 1947, to Doris and Harold Allen. Diane moved to the Crestview area 25 years ago from Missouri. She and Ray Locke were married on Dec. 14, 1990. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved music, especially playing her guitar and her piano. Her parents preceded her in death...
Clyde C. Dixon (04/03/07)
Clyde C. Dixon, son of the late Fred C. Dixon and Canna Myers Dixon, was born on July 9, 1918, at Grayridge and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on March 31, 2007, at the age of 88. Mr. Dixon was a retired farmer, livestock trader, a former oil jobber with Saveway Oil Company and M.F.A. Oil Company, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a resident of Dexter...
Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver (04/03/07)
Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver, the son of the late Evan and Clara Nance McCarver, was born in Malden on Nov. 9, 1916, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Friday, March 30, 2007, at the age of 90. He had lived in Dexter since 1948. He was a retired mechanics instructor with the Mingo Job Corps and had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter since 1948...
Richard 'Rick' Watkins (04/03/07)
Richard "Rick" Watkins, son of Marsh and the late Bobbie Lucius Watkins, was born in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 6, 1958, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on March 31, 2007, at the age of 48. Rick had lived in Dexter his entire life and was a funeral director and co-owner of the Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Puxico, Parma and Morehouse. ...
Wilma Owens (04/02/07)
Wilma Owens, a resident of Dexter, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2007 in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey- Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...