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Obituaries from June 2008

Perry Gis (06/24/08)
Perry Gisi, son of Hazel Coffey Gisi of Essex and the late Harold Gisi, was born on Oct. 10, 1948, at Sikeston and died in the Golden Living Center at Malden on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the age of 59. Mr. Gisi was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church at Frisco, a Federal Civil Service Employee, working as a production controller in finances at San Antonio, Texas, and a resident of Essex...
Rema Lorene Lang (06/24/08)
Rema Lorene Lang, the daughter of the late John and Rosa Masterson Musgrave, was born in Campbell on Feb. 13, 1923, and died at her home in Dexter on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the age of 85. Mrs. Lang had lived in Michigan for 25 years before returning to Dexter 22 years ago...
Bertie Eva Burke (06/24/08)
Bertie Eva Burke, a former resident of Dexter, the daughter of the late Sidney Albert Cousins and Ora Agnes Clark Cousins, was born on Dec. 25, 1908, in Aid and died Friday, June 20, 2008, in the Care Manor Nursing Home in Mountain Home, Ark. Preceding her in death were brothers and sisters, Ruby Boyer, Howard Cousins, Wilma Curtis and Raymond Cousins...
Clyde Clay Costin (06/23/08)
Clyde Clay Costin, son of the late Jess Costin and Edna Bruce Costin was born on August 30, 1937 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 21, 2008 at the age of 70. Mr. Costin had served in the National Guard: had been the manager of Town and Country Cinema Theater in Dexter, Missouri for 30 years and was a...
James Edwin Robertson (06/28/08)
James Edwin Robertson, son of the late C.A. Robertson and Ada Belle Howard Robertson, was born on August 28, 1921 at Toledo, Ohio and died at his home in Dexter on June 26, 2008 at the age of 86. Mr. Robertson was the former Vocational-Agriculture instructor for 43 years with the Charleston Public School System. ...
Frieda Bailey (06/27/08)
Frieda Bailey, daughter of the late James Perry Wright and Lily Foss Wright, was born on July 15, 1910, at Lukin Town, Ill., and died in the Gideon Care Center on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the age of 97. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former educator with the Dexter Public School System for 43 years, a member of the United Methodist Women, active with the Epworth Children's Center and the Wesley Children's Center and a resident of Dexter...
Ed Robertson (06/27/08)
Ed Robertson, a resident of Dexter, died on June 26, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margery Lee Adamson Morris (06/27/08)
Margery Morris died at the home early Thursday morning, June 19, 2008, in Jefferson City. A loving mother and grandmother, a gifted, and classy lady, she will be greatly missed by her beloved family and friends. Margery was born to Lola Tuttel Lott and George Lott in Cape Girardeau on April 1, 1923. ...
Frieda Bailey (06/26/08)
Frieda Bailey died at the Gideon Nursing Center at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stephen Boyle (06/26/08)
Stephen Boyle, son of the late L. E. Boyle and Margie Livingston Boyle, was born on Aug. 19, 1946, and died at his residence in Beavercreek, Ohio, on June 22, 2008, at the age of 61. Mr. Boyle had served in the United States Air Force for 20 years until 1986 and then retired after 20 years of Civil Service in August 2007. Mr. Boyle attended the Beavercreek Nazarene Church...
Judith Kathleen Gambling (06/25/08)
Judith Kathleen Gambling, daughter of the late Ely Wesley Bunch and Edna Ritcheson Bunch, was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Malden and died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Survivors include two sons, Ricky Gambling of Chelsea, Okla., and Thomas Gambling of Fairdealing; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, James Wesley Bunch of Steele, Doy Johnson of Malden, and Roy Johnson of Aquilla; and three sisters, Evelyn Bunch of Dexter, Peggy Hufford of Gideon, and Joyce Fincher of Dexter.. ...
James Clinton "Jake" Cross (06/25/08)
James Clinton "Jake" Cross, son of the late Lawson Cross and Lora Young Cross, was born on March 13, 1924, near Bernie and died in the Golden Living Center at Malden on Friday, June 20, 2008, at the age of 84. Mr. Cross was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church, a former employee of General Motors, a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees and a resident of rural Dexter...
Annice O. Hisaw (06/25/08)
Annice O. Hisaw, the daughter of the late Joe and Tennie Pasley Hooks, was born in Essex on April 15, 1922, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the age of 86. Mrs. Hisaw had lived in Essex and Dexter all her life. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Opal Beatrice Smith (06/20/08)
Opal Beatrice Smith, daughter of the late W. W. Snider and Anna May Dowdy Snider was born on July 5, 1919, near Essex and died at her home on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the age of 88. On February 13, 1937, she was united in marriage to Louie E. Smith in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1991...
Opal Smith (06/19/08)
Opal Smith died on June 19, 2008 in her residence near Essex at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roy Minton (06/19/08)
Roy Minton, son of the late Ruth Cook Minton Shipman and Levi Minton, was born on Sept. 19, 1942, at Dexter and died in the Hillsboro Area Hospital at Hillsboro, Ill., on Monday, June 16, 2008, at the age of 65. Mr. Minton was the former manager of a plating business in Highland, Ill., a former employee of Shipman's Market at Dexter, a former resident of Dexter and a current resident of Sorento, Ill...
Roy Minton (06/18/08)
Roy Minton, a former resident of Dexter, died on June 16, 2008 in the Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, Ill. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008. Funeral services will then be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2008 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the newspaper...
Pearl Bateman (06/18/08)
Pearl Bateman, daughter of the late Edd Carl Pemberton and Viola Harrington Pemberton, was born on April 9, 1922 in Perkins and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on June 16, 2008 at the age of 86. Mrs. Bateman was a former nurses aide at the Dexter Nursing Center, a member of the Church of God in Dudley, a loving mother and grandmother and a resident of Dexter...
Raymond Lloyd DeJournett (06/18/08)
Raymond Lloyd DeJournett, Jr., the son of the late Raymond Lloyd, Sr. and Vivian Mae Swan DeJournett, was born in Idalia on Oct. 10, 1936, and died at his home in Dexter on Monday, June 16, 2008, at the age of 71. Mr. DeJournett was raised by Henry Rogers, Sr., who preceded him in death...
Richie Gale Weaver (06/18/08)
Richie Gale Weaver was born April 13, 1956, at Portageville and died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 52. Mr. Weaver was the son of June Lee Counce Weaver Johnson of Tallapoosa and the late Orville Weaver...
Roy Minton (06/17/08)
Roy Minton, a former resident of Dexter died on June 16, 2008 in the Hillsboro Area Hospital at Hillsboro, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mildred Bateman (06/17/08)
Mildred Peral Bateman, a resident of Dexter, died on June 16, 2008 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jim Morin (06/17/08)
Jim Morin, son of the late Oscar Peter Morin and Edith Dobbs Morin, was born on January 11, 1948 at Baton Rouge, La. and died near Powe on June 14, 2008 at the age of 60. Mr. Morin was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, the live production manager for Tyson Foods in Dexter, a member of Dexter Elks Lodge #2439 where he had served as Exalted Ruler for 2003-2004, a member of the Stoddard County Senior Citizens Board, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Vietnam War and a resident of rural Dexter.. ...
Elvah Hyten (06/15/08)
Elvah Hyten, daughter of the late Edward Dupree and Maude Davis Dupree, was born on June 24, 1921, at Blodgett and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, June 13, 2008, at the age of 86. She was a former injection molder at Modern Plastics at Benton Harbor, Mich...
Ida Mae Claborn (06/15/08)
Ida Mae Claborn, daughter of the late Joe and Pearlie Foyer Williamson, was born in Cotton Plant, Ark., on Aug. 19, 1914, and died at her home in Parma on Friday, June 6, 2008, at the age of 93. Mrs. Claborn had lived in Sikeston and Marion, Ind., and had lived in Parma since 1970. She was a member of the New Jerusalem Church...
Jewell Lepchenske (06/15/08)
Jewell Lepchenske, daughter of the late George Reed and Miranda Dunn Reed, was born on Aug. 15, 1903, at White Oak, Ark., and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the age of 104. Mrs. Lepchenske has been a resident of Dexter since her early teens when she worked as a housekeeper. ...
Viola Lucille Wilkison (06/15/08)
Viola Lucille Heflin Wilkison, daughter of the late Matthew VanBuren Heflin and Lucy Bell Razor Heflin, was born on July 3, 1928, in Aquilla and died at Golden Living Nursing Home in Bloomfield on Friday, June 13, 2008, at the age of 79 surrounded by her family...
Viola Wilkison (06/13/08)
Viola Wilkison, a resident of Bloomfield, died on June 13, 2008, in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announcewd later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral home in Dexter.
Wilma A. Baker (06/13/08)
Wilma A. Baker, daughter of the late Leo and Viola Breece, was born on August 22, 1941, at Parma and died in the Lincoln County Medical Center at Troy on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the age of 66. Mrs. Baker was a member of the O'Fallon Christian Church, a cook for 18 years with the Ft. Zumwalt School District and the Ft. Zumwalt Outdoor Education Program and a resident of Troy...
Jerry G. Foster (06/12/08)
Jerry G. Foster, son of the late Clyde and Thelma Louise Parsons Foster, was born in Parma on June 15, 1946, and died at his home in Brighton, Tenn., on June 10, 2008, at the age of 61. Mr. Foster had lived in Brighton, Tenn., the past 23 years. He was a member of the Dexter Eagles Aerie, the American Legion in Dexter, the Amvets and a former member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge...
Delma Marie Pry (06/12/08)
Delma Marie Pry, daughter of the late Charley Monroe and Grace Ella Louise Kanady Ross, was born at Puxico on Sept. 2, 1928, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the age of 79. Mrs. Pry lived most of her life in Bloomfield and was of the General Baptist Faith. ...
John "Jack" Curran (06/12/08)
John "Jack" Curran, son of the late Joseph and Rita Rose Gasparro Curran, was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 2, 1939, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the age of 68. Mr. Curran had lived in many states while serving in the Air Force. He had lived in Dexter the past several years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, old car repair and spending time with his family...
John "Jack" Curran (06/11/08)
John "Jack" Curran, son of the late Joseph and Rita Rose Gasparro Curran, was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 2, 1939, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the age of 68. Mr. Curran had lived in many states while serving in the Air Force. He had lived in Dexter the past several years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, old car repair and spending time with his family...
Leon Sides (06/11/08)
Leon Sides, son of the late Columbus Lincoln and Hattie Sides, was born in Peru, Ind., on June 10, 1922, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the age of 85. Mr. Sides had lived in Dexter most of his life. In 1971, he was married to Almeta Dowdy. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2001...
Janice Flanigan (06/10/08)
Janice Flanigan, daughter of the late John Richard and Bettie Landers Frala, was born in Matthews on Oct. 19, 1918, and died at her home in St. Louis on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the age of 89. Mrs. Flanigan had lived in Grayridge and Dexter before moving to St. Louis in 1996. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Edna Hampton (06/07/08)
Edna E. Hampton, daughter of the late Robert Smothers and Jeanette Wimberley Smothers, was born on Dec. 24, 1912, in Tennessee and died on June 5, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 95. Mrs. Hampton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Edna Hampton (06/06/08)
Edna Hampton, a resident of Dexter, died on June 5, 2008 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
William Albert Peacock (06/04/08)
William Albert Peacock, son of the late Albert and Ethel Cruse Peacock, was born in Barfield, Ark., on March 11, 1926, and died at his home in New Madrid on Monday, June 2, 2008, at the age of 82. Mr. Peacock had lived in Parma for 50 years before moving to New Madrid 11 years ago. He was retired from Stites Concrete. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as working in his garden...
Jerry Lynn McClard (06/03/08)
Jerry Lynn McClard, son of the late Myrtie C. Rose and Andrew McClard, was born at Bloomfield on Sept. 24, 1941, and died at his home in Bloomfield on June 1, 2008, at the age of 66. Jerry spent his childhood and most of his teen years in Bloomfield before enlisting in the Marines. ...
James "Tom" Curd (06/03/08)
James Thomas "Tom" Curd, son of the late Lee and Easter Caroline Shipman Curd, was born in Stoddard County on Feb. 18, 1938, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the age of 70. Mr. Curd had lived in Dexter most all his life before moving to Bloomfield eight years ago. He was a retired auctioneer owning several businesses over the years. He was of the Baptist faith...
Lottie Stockton Reed (06/03/08)
Lottie Stockton Reed, daughter of the late William Simpson and Clara Harrelson Simpson, was born on Nov. 29, 1917, at Calhoun County, Miss., and died on May 31, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 90. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Blytheville, Ark., and a former resident of Parma currently living in Dexter...