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Obituaries from April 2008

Aaron Rogers (04/29/08)
Aaron Rogers, son of James Rogers and Shirley Mills Scherer, was born at Poplar Bluff on May 3, 1971, and died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the age of 36 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Rogers was a 1989 graduate of Bloomfield High School. ...
Archie Sanders Walpole (04/29/08)
Archie Sanders Walpole, son of the late Talmadge Dewitt Walpole and Docia Elizabeth Cook Walpole, was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Kennett and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the age of 87. Mr. Walpole was a former meat cutter at various grocery stores in Stoddard County, served on the Dexter Police Department as chief of police for two years, a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Dorothy Marie Cobb (04/29/08)
Dorothy Marie Cobb, daughter of the late Elmer Roy and Thelma Beatrice Craig Horton, was born in Powe on March 4, 1926, and died at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the age of 82. Mrs. Cobb had lived in Essex most of her life except for spending 1977-1997 in Doniphan. ...
Fred Anderson Jr. (04/29/08)
Fred Anderson Jr., son of Fred Sr. and the late Lucy Ellen Leonard Anderson, was born February 20, 1946, and died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 62. Mr. Anderson was a resident of Malden. He was united in marriage to Vivian Sue Parker on March 18, 1967...
Edgar Lee Nichols (04/24/08)
Edgar Lee Nichols, son of the late William Edgar and Eula Mae Crane Nichols, was born at Minden, La., on April 6, 1920, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the age of 88. Mr. Nichols had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1999, and he was a retired Pentecostal minister, a veteran of the U.S. ...
Loyd Leon Cox (04/24/08)
Loyd Leon Cox, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Clara Lee Garland McMillian (04/04/08)
Clara Lee Garland McMillian of Malden died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at the St. John's Medical Center in Springfield at the age of 77. Mrs. McMillian was born November 9, 1930 to Leo and Melvina Ray Kincade. Mrs. McMillian was married to Delmar Garland on November 9, 1949 in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on February 25, 2004. She then married Bill McMillian in June 2005...
Alice D. Wilson (04/04/08)
Alice D. Wilson, daughter of the late Dollie Phillips, was born in Dexter on March 4, 1925, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the age of 83. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Lou Ann Brown (04/04/08)
Lou Ann Brown, a resident of Bernie died at her residence Thursday, April 3, 2008. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Holly Haga Swearingen (04/30/08)
Holly Haga Swearingen, daughter of Richard Haga of Dexter and the late Mary Drescher, was born October 27, 1954 in Brookfield and died at her residence in Dexter on April 29, 2008 at the age of 53. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she drove the church bus, ran the sound booth and volunteered at church camp, was a former owner/operator of a daycare and was a resident of Dexter...
Fred Anderson, Jr. (04/30/08)
Fred Anderson Jr., son of Fred Sr. and the late Lucy Ellen Leonard Anderson, was born February 20, 1946, and died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 62. Mr. Anderson was a resident of Malden. He was united in marriage to Vivian Sue Parker on March 18, 1967...
Elizabeth Ann Wood (04/30/08)
Elizabeth Ann Wood, daughter of the late Earl Wood and Hilda Cleo Malin Wood, was born on July 7, 1944 at Flint, Mich. and died at her residence in Dexter on April 27, 2008 at the age of 63. She was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, had attended Bethany General Baptist Church near Bernie, was a former L.P.N. in Dexter, Blooomfield and Bernie and was a resident of Dexter...
Margaret Carrie Waters (04/30/08)
Margaret Carrie Waters, daughter of the late Marion and Margaret Grace Cartwright Lattimore, was born in Kansas City on March 14, 1938 and died at her residence in Parma on April 26, 2008 at the age of 70. Mrs. Waters was an employee of Beverly Nursing Center for over twenty years and had attended Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Grayridge...
Lucy Kennedy (04/26/08)
Lucy Viola Kennedy, daughter of Robert E. Smallwood and Nancy Elizabeth Barnum Smallwood, was born on Feb. 19, 1910, at Higden, Ark., and died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Louise Kennedy at Dexter on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the age of 98...
Russell Hedrick (04/26/08)
Russell Alton Hedrick, son of the late Raymond Alton Hedrick and Mary Faith Hedrick, was born on July 26, 1926 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Surrounded by his beloved family, he departed this life peacefully on April 25, 2008 at the age of 81 years...
Archie Walpole (04/26/08)
Archie Walpole, a resident of Dexter, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy Marie Cobb (04/26/08)
Dorothy Marie Cobb, of Essex, Mo., was born on March 4, 1926 and passed away at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on April 25, 2008 at the age of 82. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
William G. Beck (04/26/08)
William G. Beck, a resident of Dudley, was born April 27, 1926, and died Monday, April 21, 2008, at his residence. He had served in the Navy and was a truck driver. On Feb. 14, 1995, he was united in marriage to Addie. Survivors include one son, Billy Beck of Carson City, Nev.; and one daughter, Mary Hall...
Loyd Leon Cox (04/25/08)
Lloyd Leon Cox, son of the late Lloyd Franklin and Ruth Bennett Cox, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 28, 1934, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the age of 73. Leon was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and was a member of Hill's General Baptist Church near Bloomfield. He had formerly worked for Bennett Wholesale and was an Honorary Stoddard County Reserve Deputy Sheriff...
Esther Hibler (04/25/08)
Esther Hibler, daughter of the late John William Bates and Sarah Elizabeth Mayberry Bates, was born on Aug. 8, 1917, in Poynor and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Friday, April 23, 2008, at the age of 90. Mrs. Hibler was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former waitress at Hickory Log Restaurant in Dexter for 23 years, and a resident of Dexter...
Shirley Hopkins (04/23/08)
Shirley Hopkins, 73, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Osceola, Ark., to Leabell Gross of Alexandria, Ind., and the late Grady Sanders. On Dec. 31, 1950, she married Carl David (Porky) Hopkins who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2007...
Esther Hibler (04/23/08)
Esther Hibler, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph J. Walters (04/23/08)
Ralph J. Walters, son of the late Ralph B. Walters and Letha McGehee Walters, was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Stoddard County and died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington. Mr. Walters was united in marriage to Evelyn Bell on Oct. 8, 1975...
Mildred Lucinda Blackburn (04/23/08)
Mildred Lucinda Blackburn, daughter of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Mae Whitworth Hardin, was born in Clinton, Ark., on June 28, 1931, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the age of 76. Mrs. Blackburn had lived most of her life in Parma. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma...
Charles Hume (04/23/08)
Charles Hume, son of the late Charley and Nancy Jane Fortner Hume, was born in Dexter on Oct. 29, 1918, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Monday, April 21, 2008, at the age of 89. Mr. Hume had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was a charter member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he had served as a deacon for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Paul Culbertson (04/22/08)
Paul Dean Culbertson, a resident of Dudley, was born Oct. 2, 1934, near Bloomfield and died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was a retired farmer who had lived at Dudley since 1955 and formerly lived at Dexter. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and his family...
Richard Snider (04/22/08)
Richard Wayne Snider, 61, of Crooked River Ranch, Ore., died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Snider was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Dexter. He was an artist, a painter, a sculptor and wood carver. He also sang and played guitar. Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Snider of Crooked River Ranch, Ore.; his father, Loyd Snider of Bloomfield; one daughter, Jenna Hubbard of Poplar Bluff; one son, Josh Snider of Oregon; two step-daughters, Roxanna Kerner and Deanna Roberts of Oregon; one step-son, Skip Coiner of California; two sisters, Shirley Furness of Newberg, Ore., and Beverly Patterson of Bloomfield; and 15 grandchildren.. ...
Ethan Michael Palmer (04/22/08)
Ethan Michael Palmer, infant son of Michael Palmer and Jennifer Neeley of Dexter, was born on April 14, 2008, in St. Louis and died in the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital at St. Louis on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the age of three days. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Jordan Richardson of the home in Dexter; his maternal grandparents, Lisa and Jeff Livesay of Essex and Richard Neeley of Dexter; his paternal grandparents, Rose Palmer of Aquilla and Roger Stroud of Dexter; and his maternal great-grandfather, Charles Smith of Dexter.. ...
Irene Dillworth (04/17/08)
Irene F. Dillworth, daughter of the late William Thomas Tyson and Beulah Lee Snow Tyson, was born on July 6, 1920, at Cottage Grove, Tenn., and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on April 15, 2008, at the age of 87. Mrs. Dillworth was a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, a former clerk with the Hensley Variety Store in Bloomfield, a former resident of Dexter, and a current resident of Jackson...
Irene Dillworth (04/16/08)
Irene Dillworth died on April 15, 2008 in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles J. Adams (04/16/08)
Charles J. Adams, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Etna Mae Lowery Adams, was born in Parma on March 13, 1920, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the age of 88. Mr. Adams had lived in Pontiac, Mich., for 27 years and returned to Dudley in 1978. He was retired from the GMC Truck and Coach Division of General Motors. He loved to garden and hunt...
Susie Cox Griffin (04/16/08)
Susie Mae Pruitt Cox Griffin, daughter of the late Ambrose Lewis Pruitt and Alluan Mae Hull Pruitt was born on April 14, 1915 in Stoddard County and died in the Saint Francis Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn. on April 15, 2008 at the age of 93. Mrs. Griffin was a home-maker, a former resident of Dexter and was a current resident of Memphis, Tenn...
Ted Ezell (04/15/08)
Ted Ezell, son of the late John Delbert Ezell and Nellie June Kutchins Ezell was born on Sept. 23, 1935, at St. Francis, Ark., and died in his residence at Jacksonville, Ark., on Friday, April 11, 2008, at the age of 72. Mr. Ezell entered the United States Air Force in December 1954 and retired in January 1977 at the rank of master sergeant. ...
Dewell E. Hood (04/15/08)
Dewell Hood, son of the late Virgil and Ella Riles Hood was born near Advance on March 8, 1923, and died at the Texas State Veteran's Home in Floresville, Texas, on April 10, 2008, at the age of 85. Mr. Hood had lived in Advance for many years before entering the Air Force. ...
Nancy Cooper (04/15/08)
Nancy Ellen Cooper, daughter of the late Charley Fowler and Ollie Norman Fowler, was born on Nov. 5, 1914, at Couch and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the age of 93. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church where she taught a Sunday School class for high school students. ...
Dewell E. Hood (04/12/08)
Dewell Hood, son of the late Virgil and Ella Riles Hood was born near Advance, Mo. on March 8, 1923, and passed away at the Texas State Veteran's Home in Floresville, Tx. on April 10, 2008, at the age of 85. Mr. Hood had lived in Advance for many years before entering the Air Force. ...
Alice D. Wilson (04/10/08)
Alice D. Wilson, daughter of the late Dollie Phillips was born in Dexter on March 4, 1925 and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on April 3, 2008, at the age of 83. Mrs. Wilson had lived in Dexter most of her life. Survivors include one son, Gary Charles Williams of Dexter; three daughters, Brenda Joyce Burnett of Fountain, Mich., Sharon McIntyre of Bloomfield, Linda Susan Everisto of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
Geneva Thrower Mann Robinson (04/09/08)
Geneva Robinson, daughter of the late Gentrey Thrower and Martha Cowan Thrower, was born on Dec. 8, 1919, in Dexter and died at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 88. Mrs. Robinson was a former technician for Dexter Memorial Hospital, a beautician for many years, and a resident of Dexter...
Billy Calvert (04/09/08)
Billy Garner Calvert, son of the late Will Calvert and Vida Garner Calvert, was born on Sept. 24, 1936, at New Orleans, La., and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 71. Mr. Calvert was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a former taxi cab driver in Dexter, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Theron Long (04/09/08)
Theron C. Long, son of the late James Albert and Helen Grace Parrott Long, was born at Bloomfield on March 27, 1916, and died at Close To Home in Matthews on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 92. Mr. Long had spent his life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Wendall Dowdy (04/08/08)
Wendall Dowdy, son of the late C.T. Dowdy and Edna Funkhouser Dowdy, was born on Aug. 19, 1934, at Dexter and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 73. Mr. Dowdy was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. ...
Billy Calvert (04/08/08)
Billy Calvert, a resident of rural Dexter, died Monday, April 7, 2008, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kenneth Edward Plunkett (04/08/08)
Kenneth Edward Plunkett, the son of the late John William and Evelyn Davis Plunkett, was born in Detroit, Mich. on February 12, 1922, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on April 4, 2008, at the age of 86 years. Mr. Plunkett had lived in Dexter for several years. In 1970, he was married to Jessie Jean Biggs in Lowndes, Mo. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2005...
Pauline Dunn (04/08/08)
Pauline Dunn, daughter of the late Orace Allen and Valerie Overby Allen, was born on Aug. 31, 1933, at Lamar, Ark., and died in the Barnes Rehabilitation Institute at St. Louis on Friday, April 4, 2008, at the age of 74. Mrs. Dunn was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ, an in-home caregiver with V.N.A. of Dexter and a resident of Bernie...
Clara Atchison (04/08/08)
Clara Faye Atchison, daughter of Laura Mason of Bernie and the late Delmar Mason, was born on May 29, 1954, at Dexter and died in her residence at rural Malden on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the age of 53. Mrs. Atchison was a certified med. tech. for Central Gardens at Dexter, a former beautician and a resident of rural Malden...
Rolland L. Chamberlain (04/08/08)
Rolland Luther Chamberlain, the son of the late William B. and Ione Wollem Chamberlain, was born in Parma on July 20, 1925, and died at his home in Dexter on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the age of 82. Mr. Chamberlain had lived in Dexter most of his life. He had attended the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Marvin Roberts (04/08/08)
Marvin Roberts, son of the late William Prentess and Letha Mofield Roberts, was born in rural Essex on June 30, 1915, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 92. Mr. Roberts had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Bloomfield since 1995. He had attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II...
Thelma Marie Foutch (04/08/08)
Thelma Marie Foutch, daughter of the late Ernest Ogelvie and Ruth Ross Ogelvie, was born on Dec. 9, 1935, at Bernie and died in the St. Joseph Medical Center at St. Charles on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the age of 72. Mrs. Foutch was a member of Sugar Tree Church near Bernie, a resident of St. Charles, formerly of Dexter and a homemaker...
Dottie Mae Tackett (04/06/08)
Dottie Mae Tackett, the daughter of the late Alex and Della Sindle Mueller, was born in London, Ark. on February 23, 1911, and passed away at the Close to Home Family Care Center in Matthews, Mo. on April 4, 2008, at the age of 97 years. Mrs. Tackett had lived in Morehouse, Mo. most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Kenneth Edward Plunkett (04/06/08)
Kenneth Edward Plunkett, the son of the late John William and Evelyn Davis Plunkett, was born in Detroit, Mich. on February 12, 1922, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on April 4, 2008, at the age of 86 years. Mr. Holigan had lived in Dexter for several years. In 1970, he was married to Jessie Jean Biggs in Lowndes, Mo. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2005...
Louann Gardelle Bien Brown (04/06/08)
Louann Gardelle Bien Brown, daughter of the late Kenneth Plunkett and Louanna Arnold Plunkett, was born on Nov. 14, 1942, in San Bernardino, Calif., and died at her residence in rural Bernie at the age of 65. Mrs. Brown had been a hairdresser for over 30 years owning and operating several beauty shops. She was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church of rural Campbell and had been a member of the Bethany Women's Missionary Society...
Hetty Moore (04/06/08)
Hetty Moore, daughter of the late Harry and Dora Segal Wise was born on Sept. 11, 1923, in London, England and died at the Brandon Woods Nursing Home in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the age of 84. In 1946 she was united in marriage to Prentis Moore formerly of Bernie. Mr. Moore preceded her in death in 2004...
Benton Garfield Bowman (04/03/08)
Benton G. Bowman, son of the late Acy Bowman and Irene Sneed Bowman, was born on April 10, 1921, in Malden and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Hospital in Poplar Bluff on Friday, March 28, 2008, at the age of 86. Mr. Bowman was a former resident of Malden and Bernie before moving to Dexter in 1963. ...
Donald D. Alexander, Sr. (04/03/08)
Donald D. Alexander, Sr. was born July 30, 1943, in East Alton, Ill., and died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. He served in the Navy from Dec. 15, 1961, to April 14, 1966. He was the son of the late William Alexander and Lorene Alexander...
Betty Eleanor Cato (04/03/08)
Betty Eleanor Cato, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 28, 1925, near Advance, the daughter of Howard and Minnie Croy. She was married to Ale C. Cato on June 10, 1946...
Geneva Pry (04/01/08)
Geneva Ermoline Pry, daughter of the late Ernest and Ida Layton Phillips, was born on Nov. 8, 1931, at Portageville and died on March 30, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Mrs. Pry was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Joanie Elaine Clark (04/01/08)
Joanie Elaine Clark, the daughter of the late Donald and Mary Lois Payne Morris, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 24, 1961, and died at Golden Living Center in Dexter on Friday, March 28, 2008, at the age of 47. Mrs. Clark had lived in St. Louis and moved to Dexter in 1994. She was of the Baptist faith...
Geraldine Cox (04/01/08)
Violet Geraldine Cox, daughter of the late William Riley Cox and Sarah Perryman Cox, was born on March 12, 1943, at Lilbourn and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the age of 65. Ms. Cox was of the Baptist faith, a former captain and deputy sheriff in the Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff's Department, a member of the board of directors of the AIDS Task Force Group in Manitowac, Wis., a member of the Domestic Violence Association in Manitowac, Wis., The Wife and Child Abuse Center in Boise, Idaho, The Private Investigators Association, The National Police Chiefs Association and a resident of Bloomfield.. ...
Sidney Allen Rainey (04/01/08)
Sidney Allen Rainey, 71, of Bloomfield, formerly of Dexter, was born Dec. 20, 1936, at Holcomb, the son of Willie "Bill" and Opal Dye Rainey, and died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Mr. Rainey was a retired owner of a trucking company and also a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Jerry Dean Holigan (04/01/08)
Jerry Dean Holigan, son of the late Harl and Inez Clinton Holigan, was born in Puxico on Jan. 22, 1933, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the age of 75. Mr. Holigan had lived in Puxico most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7822 in Puxico. He was a member of the United Association BTJ Pipefitters. His hobbies included reading and playing pool...
Betty Eleanor Cato (04/01/08)
Betty Eleanor Cato, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 28, 1925, near Advance, the daughter of Howard and Minnie Croy. She was married to Ale C. Cato on June 10, 1946...