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Obituaries from December 2007

Jerry M. Spears (12/26/07)
Jerry Spears, son of Verla V. Allard Spears of Dexter and the late LeRoy Spears, was born on Aug. 6, 1939, in Steele and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Dec. 20, 2007, at the age of 68. Mr. Spears was a former employee with Chrysler at North Carolina as a machinist and a current resident of Dexter...
Nancy "Margaret" Baker Aslin (12/26/07)
Nancy "Margaret" Baker Aslin, daughter of the late John Lee Baker and Margie Ireland Baker, was born on Aug. 21, 1922, at Clines Island and died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at 11 p.m. at the age of 85. Mrs. Aslin was a member of the Second General Baptist Church of Dexter and was a resident of Bloomfield. She was a former teacher at Beech Grove and Gravel Hill Schools...
Edna Scott Manley (12/26/07)
Edna Scott Manley, daughter of the late Arthur Scott and Harriet Bailey Scott, was born on Sept. 2, 1907, at Scott's Hill, Tenn., and died in the he Golden Living Center at Malden on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at the age of 100. Mrs. Manley was a member of the Community of Christ at Bernie, a homemaker and a resident of rural Malden...
James Cato (12/26/07)
James Cato, son of the late Sylvester and Leona Bennett Cato, was born in Greenbriar on Sept. 13, 1927, and died at the St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007,at the age of 80. Mr. Cato had lived in Kinder until moving to St. Louis in 1951. He was retired after 33 years as a machine operator for McCabe-Powers Body in St. Louis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren...
Jerome Dean Nichols (12/26/07)
Jerome Dean Nichols died at Decatur Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, after a lengthy illness. There will be no visitation or services at this time. He was born in Dexter on Oct. 31, 1938, to Charles Nichols and Jessie Smith. He was named after Jerome Herman aka "Dizzy Dean", the famous 1930's Cardinal's pitcher. ...
Louise Evans (12/26/07)
Louise Evans, daughter of the late William Joseph Smith and Edith May Small Smith, was born Feb. 22, 1920, at Dexter and died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Gideon Care Center. She was married to Howard Evans on May 14, 1938, at Campbell, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1979...
Vela Mae Pickard (12/26/07)
Vela Mae Pickard, former resident of Parma, died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Anita Wheeler (12/26/07)
Anita Wheeler died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Michael Brian Smith (12/19/07)
Brian Smith, son of Cynthia E. Lorentz of Bernie and the late Michael E. J. Smith, was born on Oct. 5, 1972, in Farmington and died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Dexter at the age of 35. Brian was of the Protestant faith, currently employed with Robinson Construction in Poplar Bluff and a resident of Dexter. He was a former student at Dexter High School...
Albert William Shomaker, Sr. (12/19/07)
Albert William Shomaker, Sr. was born Dec. 15, 1940, at Winona, the son of Theodore Shomaker and Rachel (Yardley) Shomaker. He died Dec. 17, 2007, at Winona, the age of 67. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Marie Yoder on Feb. 8, 1959, at Winona...
Christine A. Tibbs (12/18/07)
Christine A. Tibbs, daughter of the late Louis Alvin "Bill" and Susie Irene Abshur Leathers, was born in Parma on March 2, 1932, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the age of 75. Mrs. Tibbs had lived in Dexter all her life. She and her husband had worked and owned several restaurants through the years, including Cubs, The Bootheel, and the Hickory House Restaurant. She had attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Gale Taylor (12/18/07)
Gale Taylor, son of the late Warren and Violet Cook Taylor, was born in Piedmont on Nov. 29, 1941, and died at his home in Wappapello on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at the age of 66. Mr. Taylor had worked in Fenton at the Chrysler Motors plant and had lived there for 20 years. He moved to Wappapello 17 years ago. He was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church, and he enjoyed woodworking and reading westerns...
Neva L. Ragsdel (12/11/07)
Neva L. Ragsdel, daughter of the late Albert Green and Bessie May Shipman, was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Bloomfield and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the age of 95. Mrs. Ragsdel was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, a homemaker, and a resident of Dexter...
Sherman C. Rogers (12/11/07)
Sherman C. Rogers, son of the late Lewis J. Rogers and Doris Hazel Beach Rogers, was born on March 17, 1917, at Freeland, Mich., and died in the St. John's Mercy Hospital at Washington on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the age of 90. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Community Church of Christ at Lowndes, a retired welder, a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, a former resident of Dexter and a current resident of New Haven...
Jo Adams (12/11/07)
Jo Adams, daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna Mazza Caruana, was born in St. Louis on April 8, 1925, and died at the Cypress Point Health Care facility in Dexter on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at the age of 82. Mrs. Adams had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1987. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Missouri Southern Healthcare and was of the Baptist faith. She had worked in real estate before she retired...
Herbert Vernon "Bert" Wethington (12/11/07)
Herbert Vernon "Bert" Wethington, son of the late Virgil and Elsie Johnson Wethington, was born in Clines Island on Oct. 7, 1937, and died at his home in Woodson Terrace on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at the age of 70. Mr. Wethington had served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of the Missouri 8 Ball Pool League...
Esther Aaron (12/11/07)
Esther Aaron, daughter of the late Ralph and Birdie Smith Aaron, was born on Oct. 5, 1919, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at the age of 88. Mrs. Aaron had lived in Essex most of her life. She had worked in the office and retired from Missouri Utilities. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Gladys Heflin Rowland (12/31/07)
Gladys Heflin Rowland, daughter of the late Abe Brotherton and Pricilla Green Brotherton was born on Oct. 27, 1925 in Dunklin County and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Dec. 28, 2007 at the age of 82. Mrs. Rowland was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a member of the Quilting Club at Second General Baptist Church, a member of the Dexter Bowling Team, a former employee with Elders Manufacturing and a resident of Dexter...
Rev. Gerald W. King (12/28/07)
Rev. Gerald W. King, son of the late Roy Judson and Cleda Mildred Allen King, was born in Campbell on Aug. 14, 1930, and died at the MIssouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the age of 77. Mr. King had lived in Poplar Bluff, Sikeston and St. ...
Pearlie Mae McCoy (12/28/07)
Pearlie Mae McCoy, daughter of the late Earl N. Overbey and Lydia Mae Riggle Overbey, was born May 21, 1923, in Vigo County, Ind., and died in the St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Lafayette, Ind., on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at the age of 84. Mrs. McCoy was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Vincennes, Ind., a former line supervisor for R.C.A. and a resident of Lafayette, Ind...
Edna M. Long (12/27/07)
Edna M. Long, daughter of the late James Ernest and Veda Martin Robinson, was born at Bloomfield on June 8, 1917, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Long had spent all her life in the Bloomfield community and was a long-time member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia. On June 8, 1935, she was married to Theron Long...
Pearlie McCoy (12/27/07)
Pearlie McCoy, daughter of the late Earl and Lydia Mae Riggle Overbey, was born on May 21, 1923, at Vigo County, Ind., and died at the St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette, Ind., on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are being planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's newspaper...
Gerald King (12/27/07)
Gerald King was born on Aug. 14, 1930, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the age of 77. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published later with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements...
Douglas D. Fann (12/27/07)
Douglas D. Fann, son of the late Marion Arthur and Lula Mitchell Fann, was born in Puxico on Feb. 24, 1926, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the age of 81. Mr. Fann had lived in San Francisco, Calif., and 25 years in Beaverton, Ore., and moved to Puxico in 1988. He was retired from CSX Corporation and was a member of the Puxico United Methodist Church in Puxico...
Anita Wheeler (12/27/07)
Anita Bell Wheeler, daughter of the late Frank and Ula Mae Byers Wallen, was born on Oct. 24, 1930, in St. Louis and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at the age of 77. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where she sang in the choir, was a member of the women's Extension Club and a resident of Dexter...
Jerry Spears (12/21/07)
Jerry Spears, a resident of Dexter, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Erin Powell (12/17/07)
Erin Lynn Powell, daughter of Trent Shipman and Cathy Edmonds Shipman, was born at Dexter on Sept. 30, 1983, and died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Nov. 3, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 24...
Gerald M. Bess (12/14/07)
Gerald M. Bess, son of the late Beauford and Lona White Bess, was born at Advance on Oct. 1, 1923, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at the age of 84. Mr. Bess had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community, and he was a 50-year member and past master of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153 A.F. ...
Gerald M. Bess (12/13/07)
Gerald M. Bess, a resident of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Arvel Williamson (12/13/07)
Arvel F. Williamson, son of the late Oscar Franklin Williamson and Ollie Pry Williamson Hobbs, was born on March 29, 1912, in Zadock and died in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the age of 95. Mr. Williamson was of the Baptist faith, a retired carpenter and a resident of Dexter...
Dorothy D. Julius (12/13/07)
Dorothy D. Julius, daughter of the late Mack and Minnie Riley Cochran, was born in Newport, Ark., on Oct. 27, 1908, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the age of 99. Mrs. Julius had lived in Puxico and Grandin before moving to Dexter 26 years ago. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Arvel Williamson (12/12/07)
Arvel F. Williamson died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Alberta Alene Trout (12/12/07)
Alberta Alene Trout, daughter of the late Andrew Jasper and Opal Fowler Stewart, was born near Bell City on March 26, 1933, and died at the St. Joseph's West Medical Center in Lake St. Louis on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at the age of 74. Mrs. Trout had lived most of her life in Puxico and Bloomfield. She had made her home in O'Fallon the past seven years. She had worked as a C.N.A. at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield and had done private care...
Charles Gaddis (12/12/07)
Charles DeWayne Gaddis, 62, of Sikeston died at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 24, 1945, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Basil Scott and Merline Shipley Gaddis. He had worked for the Sikeston Housing Authority for many years. ...
Sherman Rogers (12/10/07)
Sherman Rogers, a resident of Dexter, died on Dec. 7, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Estelle Phillips (12/10/07)
Estelle Phillips, daughter of the late W.T. and Elizabeth Nolley Watson, was born in Laweranceburg, Tenn., on Sept. 24, 1922, and died at her residence in Sikeston on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the age of 85. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker, a resident of Sikeston and a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Mildred Scroggins (12/10/07)
Mildred Scroggins, daughter of the late Johnny and Charity Prince Stobaugh, was born in Morrillton, Ark., on May 23, 1918, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare facility in Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the age of 89. Mrs. Scroggins had lived in Center Ridge, Ark., before moving to Dexter in 1951. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Mildred Scroggins (12/07/07)
Mildred Scroggins died at the Cypress Point Health Care Facility in Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the age of 89. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published later. You may call Watkins & Sons Funeral Service at 573-624-9600 for complete details as they are available...
Aliene Orr (12/07/07)
Aliene Orr, daughter of the late Ausie Franklin Bird and Nora Pierce Bird, was born on Sept. 27, 1915, at Steele and died at her residence in Bernie on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the age of 92. Mrs. Orr was a "Rosie, the Riveter" during World War II, working on ships, had worked at A.L. Hester Meat Packing Company formerly of Bernie for 23 years and a homemaker. She was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church since 1961...
John M. "Mac" Townsend (12/06/07)
John M. "Mac" Townsend, son of the late Delbert and Mildred Ashbaugh Townsend, was born in Puxico on Oct. 19, 1938, and died at the Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at the age of 69. Mr. Townsend had lived in Missouri before moving to California 42 years ago. He was a computer engineer with the Boeing Corporation in the aerospace industry...
Jerry A. Dodson (12/06/07)
Jerry A. Dodson, son of the late Homer A. and Bessie Alice Wilburn Dodson, was born in New Madrid County on March 11, 1935, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at the age of 72. Mr. Dodson had lived in the Parma and Essex areas most of his life. He was a retired farm laborer. He was of the Baptist faith...
Martha M. Ragsdale (12/06/07)
Martha M. Ragsdale, daughter of the late Archie and Lucinda Gibbs McDowell, was born near Marmaduke, Ark., on Jan. 18, 1917, and died at the Golden Living Center in Malden on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Ragsdale had lived in Arkansas before moving to Southeast Missouri in 1949. She had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas since then. She had worked in processing with the Swift and Hudson Poultry Plant in Dexter. She was of the Methodist faith...