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Obituaries from October 2007

Sarah Louise Adams (10/16/07)
Sarah Louise Adams, daughter of the late Francis and Jessie Birdsall Ginter, was born in Pennsylvania on May 10, 1931, and died at her home in Woodson Terrace on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at the age of 76. Mrs. Adams had lived in the St. Louis community the past three years. She had been a resident of Dexter from 1972-2004. She was a former waitress at the Airways Cafe in Dexter. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church...
Morris Hampton (10/16/07)
Morris Hampton, son of Reba Cutler Hampton of Dexter and the late Chalmer Hampton, was born on May 10, 1933, in Stoddard County and died at his residence at Dexter on Oct. 12, 2007, at the age of 74. Mr. Hampton was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, the owner and operator of H and H Construction Company in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Dexter Chapter #311, the Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, 32nd Degree KCCH, Scottish Rite, Valley of St. ...
John "Ken" Keirsey (10/16/07)
John "Ken" Keirsey, son of the late Luther Sylvanus Keirsey and Lelia Burton Keirsey, was born on March 2, 1926 in Leachville, Ark., and died on Oct. 13, 2007, in Dexter. Mr. Keirsey was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, retired from Union Pacific Railroad, veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II, Korean War, and Navy reserve. ...
Bertha M. Miller (10/16/07)
Bertha M. Miller, daughter of the late Stephen E. Miller, Sr. and Maugreete Ruth Williams Miller, was born on Aug. 15, 1915, near Dexter and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at the age of 92. Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former bookkeeper for the Department of The Navy in Washington, D.C., a member of the Daughters of The Nile, the Order of Eastern Star in Washington, D.C., and a resident of Dexter...
Alta Rose Powell (10/16/07)
Alta Rose Powell, daughter of the late John and Margaret Nicholas Powell, was born Oct. 1, 1920, in the rural West Plains area close to Bakersfield, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at the age of 87. Miss Powell was an original resident of the Golden Living Center, the 23rd admission to the Center, living there almost 30 years...
Irene May Rollins Rhodes (10/16/07)
Irene May Rollins Rhodes, daughter of the late Jefferson Dees and Extella Bailey Dees, was born June 1, 1921, in Whiting, Okla., and died Oct. 15, 2007, at Central Gardens Nursing Home in Dexter. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, and four grandchildren...
Ira Stroud (10/16/07)
Funeral services for Ira Stroud of Bloomfield will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield...
Betty Dillion (10/12/07)
Betty Dillion, daughter of the late Stephen M. Clark and Ludie Burress Clark, was born on may 11, 1934, in New Madrid County and died in her residence at Everett, Wash., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the age of 73. Mrs. Dillion was a homemaker, a former resident of Stoddard County and a resident of Everett, Wash...
Robert D. Maze (10/31/07)
Robert Maze, a resident of Dexter died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Kirkpatrick (10/30/07)
Charles Kirkpatrick, son of the late C.M. Kirkpatrick and Vergie Stroup, was born on Aug. 5, 1948, at Sturdivant and died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at his home in Puxico. On Feb. 15, 1969, he was united in marriage to Brenda Turner at Zalma who survives of the home. Survivors include his daughter, Pamela Renee Sturgen of Vienna, Ill.; four sisters, Deana Shrader of DeSoto, Barbara Slinkard of Jackson, Pat Cole of Cape Girardeau, and Sherren Gauer of St. Louis...
Paul Thomas Roberts (10/30/07)
Paul Thomas Roberts, son of the late Frank Thomas Roberts and Edith Forbes Roberts, was born on Feb. 20, 1920, at Pocahontas, Ark., and died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau at the age of 87. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid where he served as deacon and choir director for over 60 years, a retired farmer, a former school bus driver for the Bloomfield School District, a member of the Dexter Senior Center Choir and a resident of rural Dexter.. ...
Belle Renfro (10/30/07)
Naomi Belle Renfro, daughter of the late Johnny C. LaRue and Lila Owens LaRue, was born May 18, 1925, at Roseville, Calif., and died on Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at the home of her daughter in St. Louis. She was 82. She was married to James Leo Renfro at Piggott, Ark., on Feb. 24, 1944, and to this union six children were born. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2002, after 58 years of marriage...
Jimmie Matthews (10/25/07)
Jimmie Dale Matthews, son of the late Sam Matthews and Vealer McBroom Matthews, was born on Jan. 5, 1936, at Acorn Ridge and died in the Festus Manor at Festus on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at the age of 71. Mr. Matthews was a retired supervisor with the Missouri Department of Transportation, a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, and a former resident of rural Dexter...
Myrtle Glendle Anthony (10/25/07)
Myrtle Glendle Anthony, daughter of the late Frank Crain and Grace Crump Crain, was born on April 22, 1915, at Powe and died at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at the age of 92. Mrs. Anthony was a homemaker and a resident of rural Dexter...
Bea Parkman (10/25/07)
Bea Parkman, the daughter of the late Ernest Taylor and Catherine Clyde Lamb Campbell, was born in Cardwell on Sept. 26, 1927, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at the age of 80. She had lived in Parma and had been a resident of Malden the past 20 years. She had worked as a carpenter with Continental Homes before she retired. She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Eastern Star; and she enjoyed gardening...
Gregory Clay Branum (10/25/07)
Gregory Clay Branum, 52, a resident of Columbia, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2007, near East Prairie. He was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Sikeston to Emma Jean Branum Van Duson, who survives of Sikeston and the late Bill Branum. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1973 and then graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture...
Karen Sue Petty Jackson (10/24/07)
Karen Sue Jackson, daughter of the late Tom Petty and Ruby Avery Petty, was born on Aug. 23, 1948, at Kennett and died at her residence in Bernie on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at the age of 59. Mrs. Jackson had worked during her life as a LPN, was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church of Bernie...
Myrtle G. Anthony (10/24/07)
Myrtle Anthony, a resident of Bernie, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell at the age of 92. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time adn will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Garey Dale Hayes, Sr. (10/24/07)
Garey Dale Hayes, Sr., the son of Romey Raymond and Alberta Mae Thomas Hayes, was born in Dudley on Sept. 8, 1939, and died in Metropolis, Ill., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at the age of 68. Mr. Hayes moved to California in the 1950s and moved back home to Stoddard County in 1987. ...
J.V. Barnett (10/24/07)
J.V. Barnett was born July 21, 1943, in Arlberg, Ark., and died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his residence in Fisk. He had lived around Fisk most of his life. He was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and drove the church bus for 20 years. He had worked in the motor pool for the City of Poplar Bluff and retired in September 2006...
Karen Jackson (10/23/07)
Karen Jackson, resident of Bernie, died Oct. 22, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Edward Temples (10/23/07)
Edward Temples, son of the late Charlie and Mary McClard Temples, was born in Stoddard County on Aug. 25, 1916, and died at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at the age of 91. Mr. Temples had spent 45 years in Pontiac, Mich., where he worked as the head serviceman for the Sears Company. He moved back to Dexter in 1981 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He and his wife moved to Cape Girardeau two years ago...
Glenda June Allen (10/23/07)
Glenda June Allen, daughter of the late Samuel Rodgers and Irene Stephens Rodgers, was born on Nov. 29, 1940, at Bernie and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 17, 2007, at the age of 66. Mrs. Allen had worked at Brown Shoe Company of Bernie for 33 years. She was of Baptist Faith...
Reba Hampton (10/19/07)
Reba Hampton, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Glenda June Allen (10/19/07)
Glenda June Allen, daughter of the late Samuel Rodgers and Irene Stephens Rodgers, was born on Nov. 29, 1940, at Bernie and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 17, 2007, at the age of 66. Mrs. Allen had worked at Brown Shoe Company of Bernie for 33 years. She was of Baptist Faith...
Jessie A. McRoy (10/19/07)
Jessie A. McRoy, daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Ramsey Lay, was born in Vanduser on Jan. 26, 1917, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. McRoy had lived most of her life in Stoddard County. She attended the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Ida Bell Terry (10/19/07)
Ida Bell Terry, daughter of the late Walter Landers, Sr. and Daisy Young Landers, was born Dec. 9, 1928, at Kennett and died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 78. On Jan. 5, 1949, she was united in marriage to Billy Gene Terry in Piggott, Ark., and he survives of the home...
Glenda Allen (10/18/07)
Glenda Allen, a resident of Bernie, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 66. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, in the funeral home chapel...
Betty Jean Lewis (10/18/07)
Betty Jean Lewis, 69, of Advance was born Feb. 14, 1938, at Gipsy, the daughter of the late William and Esther Gribler Gregory, and died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the Advance Nursing Center. Betty was a retired factory worker and believed in the General Baptist faith...
Ruth Corgan (10/18/07)
Ruth Corgan, daughter of the late David and Effie Denton Corgan was born on March 16, 1938 in Essex and died on Oct. 16, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 69. Ms. Corgan was a supervisor for the Division of Employment Security for the State of Missouri, a former organist for the First Christian Church “Disciples of Christ” in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Bonita M. Heiligtag (10/18/07)
Bonita M. Heiligtag, the daughter of the late Cecil and Murrel Hickman Payton, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 20, 1941, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the age of 66. Mrs. Heiligtag had lived most of her life in the Puxico area with the exception of 30 years in St. Louis. She was a retired beautician and had worked at Hans Coiffeurs. She was an avid Cardinals fan and loved NASCAR...
Naomi Corgan (10/17/07)
Naomi Corgan was born on March 16, 1938, and died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 69. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Ira W. Stroud (10/17/07)
Ira W. Stroud, son of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, was born at Grayridge on Feb. 22, 1923, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at the age of 84. Mr. Stroud had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community. He is survived by one brother, Fred Stroud of Bloomfield...
Anna Lois O'Neal (10/17/07)
Anna Lois O'Neal, daughter of the late Fred Luke and Vera Mae Stacey Jones, was born in Columbus, Ky., on Feb. 20, 1922, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the age of 85. Mrs. O'Neal had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Ken Keirsey (10/13/07)
Ken Keirsey, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 13, 2007 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Alta Powell (10/13/07)
Alta Powell, a resident of Bloomfield, passed away in the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Friday, Oct. 12 at the age of 87 years. Arrangements are pending with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Morris Hampton (10/13/07)
Morris Hampton, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 12, 2007 in his residence at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dean Heaton (10/13/07)
Dean Heaton, 65, of Bertrand died on Oct. 10, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Sikeston to the late O.R. and Gussie L. Ogelvie Heaton. He was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Pullen Trucking and a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in East Prairie. He married Carol Sue Clark on July 5, 1969, in Mexico, and she survives of the home in Bertrand...
Ricky Joe Jordan (10/09/07)
Ricky Joe Jordan, son of Bennie Joe Jordan and Doris Sells Jordan of Dexter was born on May 17, 1955 at Poplar Bluff and died at the Winn Army Hospital in Ft. Stewart, Ga., on Oct. 6, 2007, at the age of 52. Mr. Jordan was a fabric panel installer for Brambier Construction, a resident of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Dexter...
Ruth B. Evans (10/09/07)
Ruth B. Evans, daughter of the late James and Dora Doris Peck, was born in Essex on Sept. 14, 1917, and died at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Evans lived in Essex her entire life. She was a retired self-employed beautician. She was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church near Essex...
Nelda Benson (10/09/07)
Nelda D. Benson, 56, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at a medical center in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy. 277 South, in Abilene, Texas. Interment will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories...
Larry David Ivy (10/09/07)
Larry David Ivy, 57, of Mount Vernon, Ill., was born June 9, 1950, in Essex and died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia, Ill. He was the son of David A. and Mary Delphia "Doris" Ivy. Survivors include his mother, Delphia "Doris" Ivy of Mount Vernon, Ill.; and one sister, Sharon Coultas of Canton, Ga., and friend Jeff Rigden of Canton, Ga.; one niece, Sharisa Dunavan of Middle Granville, N.Y.; one nephew, Jared Coultas and wife Stacy of Woodlawn, Ill.; great-nephews and great-nieces, Gavin and Seth, Alissa and Cassidy; one brother-in-law, Joe Coultas of Woodlawn, Ill.. ...
Thelma I.Crabtree (10/09/07)
Thelma I. Crabtree, daughter of the late Everett and Minnie Kelly Boone, was born in Bernie on March 16, 1920, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at the age of 87. Mrs. Crabtree grew up in Bernie before moving with her husband to St. ...
James "Sonny" Hatchel (10/09/07)
James "Sonny" Hatchel, son of the late Orval Hudgens and Mable Hatchel Hudgens, was born on Nov. 23, 1942 at Charter Oak and died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 64. Mr. Hatchel was a retired truck driver for the Southeast Co-Op, a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam, a member of the Morley V.F.W., and a resident of Dexter...
Richard Myers (10/08/07)
Richard Thomas Myers, son of the late Johnny Chester and Vleeta (Dodson) Myers, was born Aug. 11, 1947, at Clinton, Ky., and died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at his residence in Taylor Springs, Ill. Mr. Myers retired as a Navy CB in 1988 as heavy equipment operator, a mechanic for Northern American Van Lines for six years and Equipment Service in Jacksonville, Fla. He had served during the Vietnam era...
Leroy Cato (10/08/07)
Leroy W. Cato, son of the late Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato, was born in Zalma on Dec. 29, 1936, and died at his home in Puxico on Friday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the age of 70. Mr. Cato had lived in the Puxico and Zalma areas all his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Delta Asphalt. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed working on his farm...
Nadine (Floyd) Swope (10/08/07)
Nadine Floyd Swope, 67, of Dexter died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Mrs. Swope was born Nov. 21, 1939, in St. Louis. She was a member of River of Life Church and had retired from Tyson Food Co. Mrs. Swope enjoyed her church, singing and going to yard sales...
Mabel McGowen (10/05/07)
Mabel McGowen, daughter of the late William Everett Boone and Minnie Kelley Boone, was born on Nov. 2, 1925, in Stoddard County and died at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at the age of 81. Mrs. McGowen had lived in Malden before moving to Jonesboro in 1984. She worked several years for DuKane Corporation and was a member of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro...
Mary Ellen Hiett (10/05/07)
Mary Ellen Hiett, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born January 22, 1937, in Delta, the daughter of Hubert and Bernice Davenport Snider. She and Harry Hiett were married on May 28, 1955, in Delta...
James William Newton Gant (10/04/07)
James William Newton Gant, son of Marvin Henry and Mary Jane Bell Gant, was born in Saltillo, Tenn., on Sept. 20, 1921, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at the age of 86. Mr. Gant had lived in various states including three years in Alaska. ...
Maudie Mae Burns (10/04/07)
Maudie Mae Burns, daughter of the late Roy Ottie and Myrtle Era Glenn Hoosier, was born in Clines Island on Dec. 27, 1915, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at the age of 91. Mrs. Burns had lived in the Bloomfield area all her life. She had retired as a seamstress with Elder Manufacturing...
Goldie Medlock (10/04/07)
Goldie Marie Medlock of Farmington died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Ashbrook Residential Care Center at the age of 91. She was born Sept. 9, 1916, at Sedgewickville, the daughter of Thomas F. and Uzebia (Rhyne) Killian. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, I.V. D Holland and Mildred Laffoon; and one brother, Berninard Killian...
Carl E. Jordan (10/03/07)
Carl Eugene Jordan, son of the late Vernon Clifton and Francis Harlow Jordan, was born at Essex on Aug. 5, 1943, and died at the John J. Pershing V.a. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at the age of 64. Mr. Jordan had spent his working life in St. Louis but had been a resident of Essex the past five years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during Vietnam. He was married to Sandra Jo McCullar, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2000...
Sherre Lane Culbertson (10/02/07)
Sherre Lane Culbertson, daughter of the late Radius and Chloe Lemons Wilkison, was born on June 27, 1944, at Bloomfield, and died at her residence in Dexter on Oct. 1, 2007, at the age of 63. Mrs. Culbertson was a beautician and a resident of Dexter...
Gary Gene Ross (10/02/07)
Gary Gene Ross, son of Gary Don Ross and Brenda Fay Shrum Ross, was born in Dexter on Sept. 6, 1968, and died near Dexter on Sept. 30, 2007, at the age of 39. Mr. Ross had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He had worked for Rick Shipman Construction of Bloomfield and the Ross Cotton Gin in Essex. He enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Jewell E. Orr (10/02/07)
Jewell Elizabeth Orr, daughter of the late William Payne and Minnie Marie Krezeszinski Eavenson, was born in Cohomo, Miss., on Oct. 9, 1922, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at the age of 84. Mrs. Orr had lived in Dudley since 1942 and was a member of the Dudley Community Church where she had taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. ...