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Obituaries from September 2007

Mabel Bain (09/28/07)
Mabel Bain, 77, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Spanish Grant, daughter of Walter Lee and Mandy Hallmark Bromley. She and O.C. Bain were married May 17, 1947, in East Prairie, and he died Sept. 7, 1986...
Lois Morgan (09/28/07)
Lois Morgan, daughter of the late Charles and Effie Lindsey Clements, was born in Campbell on Nov. 28, 1913, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the age of 93. Mrs. Morgan had spent 15 years in St. Louis before moving to Puxico in the 1980s. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church near Puxico...
Charles Kerley (09/28/07)
Charles L. Kerley, 74, of Dudley died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Bragg City to the late Charles E. and Rudie Marie Dodd Kerley. He had been a factory worker and was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church in Puxico. He married Betty J. Ross in Parma in June of 1981, and she preceded him in death...
Irene Smith (09/28/07)
Irene Smith, a resident of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Catherine Cooper (09/28/07)
Catherine Cooper, a resident of Bernie, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 63. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Richard Pepper (09/25/07)
Richard Pepper, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in his residence at Bloomfield at the age of 55. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gilbert Duane Marler, Jr. (09/25/07)
Gilbert Duane Marler, Jr., a resident of rural Essex, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lester Paul Hyslop (09/25/07)
Pauline Roslen (09/25/07)
Pauline Roslen, the daughter of the late Paul Edward and Rose Lee McMillin Sorter, was born in Grants, N.M., on Aug. 28, 1940, and died at her home near Sikeston on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the age of 67. Mrs. Roslen had lived in Essex for 25 years and had lived in the Sikeston area the past 25 years...
Jimmie Fred Jordan (09/18/07)
Jimmie Fred Jordan, son of the late Vernon Jordan and Fredda Winchester Jordan, was born on Nov. 29, 1934, at Malden and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the age of 72. Mr. Jordan was a former manager of the Dexter I.X.L. plant, a former maintenance supervisor of the St. Louis Auto Auction and a resident of Bernie...
Aubrey Ray Gant (09/18/07)
Aubrey Ray Gant, son of the late Marvin Henry and Mary Jane Bell Gant, was born in Mauila, Ark., on Oct. 12, 1931, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the age of 75. Mr. Gant was a resident of Dudley, and a member of the Dudley Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served during the Korean War...
Virgil Lee Gilkey (09/18/07)
Virgil Lee Gilkey, son of the late Joseph Virgil and Bessie Freeman Gilkey, was born in Danville, Ark. on April 23, 1934, and died at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the age of 73. Mr. Gilkey had lived in Dexter the past 30 years. He was a retired insurance agent and attended the Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading, was an avid Cardinals fan and also loved to fish...
Bernard Elmer Shepard, Jr (09/18/07)
Bernard Elmer Shepard, Jr., was born Dec. 24, 1944, at San Rafael, Calif., and died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at his residence in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 62. He was the son of the late Bernard Elmer Shepard, Sr., and Vivian Silva Shepard. Survivors include two sons, David Shepard of Bernie and Dennis Gardner of Bald Knob, Ark. ; one brother, Dennis Shepard of Salem, Ore.; five grandchildren; nine step-children; 23 step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren...
Charley Pyle (09/18/07)
Charley Pyle, a resident of rural Dexter, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wanda E. Walker (09/14/07)
Wanda E. Walker, daughter of the late Curt and Alta Willis Cobb, was born in Success, Ark., on June 10, 1923, and died at the St. Louis University Hospital on Sept. 13, 2007, at the age of 84. Mrs. Walker had lived in the Essex, Grayridge communities and moved to Dexter in 1975. She was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Gladys Mae Mallory (09/14/07)
Gladys Mae Mallory, daughter of the late James Edwin and Lilly Irene Bright Mardis, was born in Fairbury, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1937, and died at her home in Dexter on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the age of 69. Mrs. Mallory had lived in Dexter since 1969. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. Her bravery and courage throughout her life was an inspiration to everybody she met and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her...
William Ira Hampton (09/14/07)
William Ira Hampton, son of the late George Washington Hampton and Annie Jane Dile Hampton, was born on Dec. 21, 1926, at Dillion, Ark., and died at his residence in rural Malden at the age of 80. Mr. Hampton was a machinist and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Gladys Mae Mallory (09/14/07)
Gladys Mae Mallory, daughter of the late James Edwin and Lilly Irene Bright Mardis, was born in Fairbury, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1937, and died at her home in Dexter on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the age of 69. Arrangements have been tentatively set for visitation on Saturday evening and funeral services to be held on Sunday afternoon. A complete obituary will be published later...
Wanda E. Walker (09/14/07)
Wanda E. Walker, daughter of the late Curt and Alta Willis Cobb, was born in Success, Ark., on June 10, 1923, and died at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at the age of 84. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published later. You may call Watkins & Sons Funeral Home for complete details as they are available...
Jewell Nadine Batchelor (09/14/07)
Jewell Nadine Batchelor, daughter of the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Drucilla Evans Thomason, was born Aug. 10, 1927, at Boyton, Ark., and died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Malden. She was of the Baptist faith. On April 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to Archie Batchelor, Jr. at Piggott, Ark...
Lelon Andrew Moore (09/13/07)
Lelon Andrew Moore, son of the late Siles Monroe and Virdie Osborn Moore, was born in Leachville, Ark., on Nov. 20, 1920, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at the age of 86. Mr. Moore had lived in Aid for many years before living in St. Louis and Farmington. He had worked as a house parent at the Presbyterian Children's Home in Farmington. He returned to Dexter three years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church...
Juanita Adkins Rogers (09/09/07)
Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie to the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins, Juanita Adkins Rogers died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis, Wis. Surviving are one son, Michael R. Rogers, and daughter-in-law, Jan L. Veseth-Rogers) of Wauwatosa, Wis.; four grandchildren, Bethany (Chase) Rankin of Arlington, Texas, and Samuel, Kate and Nora Rogers of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Makena Rankin of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Shirley (Dudley) Scott of Greer, S.C.; three brothers, Franklin (Aggie) Adkins of Fenton, Mich., Douglas (Helen) Adkins of Columbiaville, Mich.; and Burley Adkins of Lexington, Va.. ...
Mildred Iola Laffoon (09/09/07)
Mildred Iola Laffoon, daughter of the late Thomas F. Killian and Zeba Rhyne Killian, was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Sedgewickville, Mo., and died Friday, Sept. 7, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 87. Mrs. Laffoon worked at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter for 40 years until she retired, was a member of the Sadler Chapel Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter, formally of Dudley...
Jamie Renee Linville (09/07/07)
Jamie Renee Linville, daughter of Katherine Cupp Conrad of Bernie and James Linville of Dudley, was born on Nov. 14, 1980, in Muskegon, Mich. She died at her residence in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the age of 26. Jamie was employed as the lead cook at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Poplar Bluff for the last two years...
Judy Ruth Banks (09/07/07)
Judy Ruth Banks, 58, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Magnolia, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Dexter. She was a homemaker and a member of Jackson Street Church of Christ...
Elinora King (09/07/07)
Elinora King, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Punta Gorda in Punta Gorda, Fla. Mrs. King was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Detroit, Mich. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She married Emul H. King in Michigan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1994...
Gerald "Jerry" Ward Freed (09/07/07)
Gerald "Jerry" Ward Freed, 64, a resident of Dudley, died Aug. 25, 2007, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga., where he resided with his daughter. He was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late Clarence and Mildred George Freed. He served in the U.S. Army and was a farmer most of his life. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends...
Barry James Barnes (09/04/07)
Barry James Barnes, son of James H. "Jim" Barnes and the late Mary Ellen Williams Barnes, was born in Dexter on Feb. 1, 1963, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the age of 44. Mr. Barnes had lived in the Dudley area all of his life. He had worked as a farm hand until his health forced his retirement...
Jeanetta Monan (09/04/07)
Jeanetta Wray Monan, 74, of Sikeston died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at 6:45 a.m. at her daughter's residence in Essex. She was born on March 11, 1933, in Lamar, Ark., to the late William Thomas and Vanda Harris Holland. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and a housewife and homemaker. She married Thomas H. Monan on May 13, 1950, in Sikeston, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1993...
Melissa Ezzell (09/04/07)
Melissa Ezzell, 99, of Bloomfield died Sept. 2, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Ronald Ross Anthony (09/30/07)
Ronald Ross Anthony was born Jan. 27, 1950, at Cape Girardeau and died Sept. 26, 2007, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. He had been employed at Phillip Morris in St. Louis. He served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 18, 1970, to Dec. 12, 1971...
Irene Smith (09/30/07)
Irene Smith, daughter of the late William Henry Pope and Mary Azlee Bunch Pope, was born on Dec. 20, 1924, in Wayne County, Tenn., and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Sept. 27, 2007, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith was a retired machine operator with Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield...
Catherine Cooper (09/30/07)
Catherine Cooper, daughter of the late Joe L. Williams and Stella Lawson Williams, was born on April 6, 1944, at Lilbourn and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 63. Mrs. Cooper had worked as a Cashier at Wal-Mart in Malden for several years, was a member of the New Prospect Church of rural Malden and was a resident of Gideon...
Cecil Triplett (09/30/07)
Cecil Melvin Triplett, son of the late Edward Albert Triplett and Hettie Snider Triplett, was born Jan. 5, 1911, at Essex and died at the Golden Living Center at Dexter Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at the age of 96. Mr. Triplett was a farmer and a resident of rural Dexter...
Genalee Jarrell (09/30/07)
Genalee Jeanette Jarrell, daughter of the late Orlando and Kathleen Brooks Smith, was born in Lavalla, Mo., Feb. 27, 1935, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at the age of 72. Mrs. Jarrell had spent her childhood in Essex, had lived in St. Louis, was a resident of Barstow, Calif., from 1987 to 1994 and was currently a resident of Dexter. She was a retired rate clerk with Yellow Freight and attended the Baptist Church...
Richard Tucker Pepper (09/26/07)
Richard Tucker Pepper, son of the late James "Jim" Pepper and Jeanne Jones Pepper was born on April 17, 1952, at Poplar Bluff and died in his residence at Bloomfield on Sept. 24, 2007, at the age of 55. Mr. Pepper was a member of the Bountiful Harvest Full Gospel Church in Poplar Bluff, a former outside sales specialist with O'Reilly Auto Parts in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Bloomfield...
Gilbert Duane Marler, Jr. (09/26/07)
Gilbert Duane Marler Jr., son of Gilbert Marler Sr. of Poplar Bluff and Linda Faulkner Thompson of Sulligent, Ala., was born on Nov. 3, 1968, at Rockford, Ill., and died near Bloomfield on Sept. 23, 2007, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident at the age of 38...
Lillie Belle Brehmer (09/22/07)
Lillie Belle Brehmer, daughter of the late John Thomas Looney and Lilly Crowe Looney, was born on April 2, 1921, at Greensburg, Kan., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the age of 86. Mrs. Brehmer was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where she enjoyed singing in the choir and had worked along side of her husband for 50 years on the family farm. ...
Charles Ralph Smith (09/22/07)
Charles Ralph Smith, son of Elma Loeda Wells Smith Hain, was born in St. Louis on Sept. 16, 1942, and died at his home in Parma on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the age of 65. Mr. Smith had lived in Oklahoma and Florida before moving to Parma. He was the water plant operator for the city of Belleair, Fla. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and John Deere tractors. He couldn't wait to get home to ride his 1949 John Deere tractor. He attended the Assembly of God Church...
Anna Mae Essary (09/20/07)
Anna Mae Essary was born May 20, 1922, at Puxico and died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Anderson, Ind. On July 5, 1947, she was married to Vernon Hugo Essary, and he preceded her in death. She had been a clerk at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and the Puxico General Baptist Church...
Clola Opal Duffey (09/11/07)
Clola Opal Duffey, daughter of the late Ralph and Donna Hawkins Townsend, was born near Brownwood on March 21, 1909, and died at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at the age of 98. Mrs. Duffey had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She moved to St. Louis five years ago. She was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Frankie Wilburn Sadler (09/11/07)
Frankie Wilburn Henderson Sadler, daughter of the late James Ike Henderson and Minnie Greenway Henderson, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, Tenn. She had been married to Marcus Sadler, and he preceded her in death. She had been a homemaker and lived in Bernie most of her life. Survivors include one daughter, Myrna Sadler Kellis of Savannah, Tenn.; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren...
Keith Van Meter (09/11/07)
Keith Edward Van Meter, 18, formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Terre Haute, Ind., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March 3, 1989, in Champaign, Ill., the son of Sheila (Coffey) and Darrell Townsend of Sikeston and Curtis Van Meter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Clola Opal Duffey (09/11/07)
Clola Opal Duffey, daughter of the late Ralph and Donna Hawkins Townsend, was born near Brownwood on March 21, 1909, and died at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at the age of 98. Mrs. Duffey had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She moved to St. Louis five years ago. She was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Lenora C. Taylor (09/11/07)
Lenora C. Taylor, the daughter of the late Arthur O. and Cordella Moore, was born in Dexter on March 11, 1920, and died at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Sept. 9, 2007, at the age of 87. Mrs. Taylor had lived in Michigan for many years before moving to Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1981. ...
Grace LeAnn Louis Wynn (09/11/07)
Grace LeAnn Louis Wynn, the daughter of the late Richard and Lillie Washington Shaw, was born in Penola County, Miss., on May 14, 1915, and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at the age of 92. Mrs. Wynn moved to the Essex area in 1959, and in 1984, she moved to Sikeston. She was a homemaker and a child care provider. She was a member of the Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Jamie Renee Linville (09/06/07)
Jamie Renee Linville, a resident of Poplar Bluff died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at her residence at the age of 26. Funeral arangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Vernon Patterson (09/06/07)
Vernon Milton Patterson, son of the late Benjamin Milton Patterson and Anna Katherine Allgier Patterson, was born Dec. 4, 1929, at Bonne Terre and died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Risco...
Kathleen Ward (09/06/07)
Kathleen J. Ward, daughter of the late Johnnie Thomas and Mary Vincent Thomas, was born on Dec. 4, ,1914 at Malden and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sept. 5, 2007. Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church...
Juanita Adkins Rogers (09/06/07)
Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie to the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins, Juanita Adkins Rogers died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis, Wis. Surviving are one son, Michael R. Rogers, and daughter-in-law, Jan L. Veseth-Rogers) of Wauwatosa, Wis.; four grandchildren, Bethany (Chase) Rankin of Arlington, Texas, and Samuel, Kate and Nora Rogers of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Makena Rankin of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Shirley (Dudley) Scott of Greer, S.C.; three brothers, Franklin (Aggie) Adkins of Fenton, Mich., Douglas (Helen) Adkins of Columbiaville, Mich.; and Burley Adkins of Lexington, Va.. ...
Kenneth Dean Dye (09/06/07)
Kenneth Dean Dye, son of the late Jack Dye and Eva Jones Dye, ws born June 26, 1937, at Qulin and died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden. On Oct. 13, 1984, he was united in marriage to Lillian Baker May in Malden, and she survives of the home...
Jeanette Keasler (09/06/07)
Jeanette Keasler, daughter of the late Jesse Webb and Bertha Cravens Webb, was born on Aug. 5, 1914, in Wright County, and died in Crowley Ridge Care Center in Daexter on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the age of 93. Mrs. Keasler was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mountain View, a member of the United Methodist Women's Group, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Melissa Ezell (09/05/07)
Susanna Melissa Ezzell, daughter of the late Jonathan Randolph and Louisa Jane Sifford Ezzell, was born at Bloomfield on Jan. 4, 1908, and died at the Golden Living Care Center in Bloomfield on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the age of 99. Mrs. Ezzell was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, a 50-year member and past matron of Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #385, and taught school in the Bloomfield school system for more than 40 years. ...
Jeanette Keasler (09/05/07)
Jeanette Keasler, resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kathleen Ward (09/05/07)
Kathleen Ward, a resident of Bernie, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 92. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Seburn Henry Crumley (09/05/07)
Seburn Henry Crumley, 83, a resident of Bertrand, died at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in New Holland, Ga., to the late John and Ozena Adams Crumley. He had been employed as a painter with the General Motors Company at Doraville, Ga. Having lived in Bertrand since 1978, he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand and had served in both the U.S Army and the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II...
Judy Moore (09/05/07)
Judy Moore, daughter of Vivian Hunt Patterson of Dexter and the late William Henry Patterson, was born on Dec. 21, 1947, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the age of 59. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, a former administrative assistant in the Department of Opthamology for the University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and a resident of Dexter...