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Obituaries from July 2008

Mae Lee Johnson (07/24/08)
Mae Lee Johnson, daughter of the late Bill Patton and Rebecca Hamilton Patton, was born on March 27, 1934 in Turrell, Ark., and died at her sister's residence in Belvidere, IIll. on July 20, 2008 at the age of 74. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker, a member of the Bread of Life Church of Parma and was a resident of Parma...
Dr. E.G. Bailey Jr. (07/24/08)
Dr. E. G. Bailey died Thursday morning, July 24, 2008 at his residence in Dexter, at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Derrel Lewis Cloninger (07/24/08)
Derrel Lewis Cloninger Sr., son of the late Claud Elvon Cloninger and Della Alline Hagar Cloninger, was born on January 15, 1952 in St. Louis and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the age of 56...
Vera Griffy (07/24/08)
Vera Griffy died on Thursday morning, July 24, 2008 at her residence in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Linda Caldwell (07/23/08)
Linda Caldwell, daughter of Lois Francis O'Neal Caldwell and the late Delmar Caldwell, was born in Dexter on September 23, 1959, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the age of 48. Ms. Caldwell had lived in Puxico all her life. She attended the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and was the Deputy County Clerk in Stoddard County...
Mary "Doatsie" Headlee (07/23/08)
Mary "Doatsie" Headlee, daughter of the late James E. and Martha Melinda Oliver Hodges was born in Sikeston on December 29, 1943 and died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Clearview Nursing Center at the age of 64. She was a 1961 graduate of Sikeston High School, was a housewife and of the Protestant faith. She married Bill Headlee on Nov. 12, 1961 and he survives of the home in Sikeston...
Carol Ann Woodall (07/23/08)
Carol Ann Woodall, the daughter of the late John and Veda Boyd Baker, was born in Essex on November 19. 1940, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on July 22, 2008 at the age of 67. Mrs. Woodall had lived most of her life in and around Matthews. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews. She had worked as a cook in many area restaurants...
Charles William Arthur (07/15/08)
Charles William Arthur, son of the late Charley and Elsie Cummins Arthur, was born at Wardell on June 28, 1939, and died at Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff on July 11, 2008, at the age of 68. Mr. Arthur was a resident of rural Essex and was a retired factory worker...
Peggy Lucille Hufford (07/15/08)
Peggy Lucille Marler Hufford, daughter of the late James Wesley Bunch and Edna Ritcheson Bunch Johnson, was born April 1, 1944, at Malden and died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. She had married Sanford Lee "Muck" Marler on Sept. 14, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1998. She later married Ray Hufford on June 26, 2001, at Wardell...
Theresa Ann Grisham (07/15/08)
Theresa Ann Grisham, 65, of Bell City was born June 3, 1943, at Kennett, the daughter of George and Katherine Davis Midkiff, and died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Theresa was a homemaker and believed in the General Baptist faith...
Freddie Stroud (07/15/08)
Freddie Stroud, son of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, was born at Hunterville on May 27, 1918, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on July 11, 2008, at the age of 89. Mr. Stroud had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends...
Alan "Brownie" Brown (07/15/08)
Alan Lawrence "Brownie" Brown, 52, formerly of Dexter and a resident of Sikeston, died at 6:31 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born July 22, 1955, at Dexter to the late James Elvis and Betty June Akins Brown...
John Marshall Carrier (07/10/08)
John Marshall Carrier, 63, of Poplar Bluff, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Carrier, son of the late John William and Bessie Elizabeth (Smith) Carrier, was born April 25, 1945, in Bloomfield. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church where he had worked with the Job Corps ministry and had retired in 1997 from John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff as a registered nurse. Mr. Carrier enjoyed photography, sports, and wood carving...
Wilmer Niehaus (07/10/08)
Wilmer Niehaus, son of the late Henry William Niehaus and Sophia Lowenstein Neihaus, was born on January 2, 1916 near Dexter and died at his residence in rural Dexter on July 9, 2008 at the age of 92. Mr. Niehaus was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, a farmer and a resident of rural Dexter...
Eli John "Fat" Barks (07/07/08)
Eli John "Fat" Barks, the son of the late William and Bessie Steward Barks, was born in McGee on February 17, 1929 and died at his home in McGee on July 4, 2008 at the age of 79. Mr. Barks had lived in McGee all of his life. He attended the Bright Prospect Church in McGee and had been a cattle farmer, logger and worked in saw mills. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Ruth McCarty (07/07/08)
Ruth Hazel McCarty, daughter of the late Earl Hobgood and Minnie Belle Jennings Hobgood, was born on March 3, 1922 near Dexter and died at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau on July 3, 2008 at the age of 92. Mrs. McCarty was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Carnation Chapter #141, where she was the Past Worthy Matron, and a resident of Bernie...
Shirley Lynn (07/01/08)
Shirley Lynn, daughter of Anna Mae Carey of Dexter and the late Winford Lewis, was born on Feb. 16, 1936, at Lesterville and died in the St. Luke's Hospital at St. Louis on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the age of 72. Mrs. Lynn was an administrative assistant with Hampton-Tiley Civil Engineering and a resident of St. Peters...
Jerry Johnson (07/31/08)
Jerry H. Johnson, 75, of Malden was born July 17, 1933, at Malden and died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was the son of James Home "Shorty" Johnson and Lemma Harris Johnson. On Dec. 9, 1951, he was united in marriage to Pat McGill, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2006...
Lela M. Dickerson (07/30/08)
Lela M. Dickerson, daughter of the late Eugene Lane and Ida Mae Cole Lane, was born on April 3, 1924, at Vinson and died on July 29, 2008, in her residence at Dexter at the age of 84. Mrs. Dickerson was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and resident of Dexter...
Mildred Sarah Lawrence Mayo (07/30/08)
Mrs. Mildred Sarah Lawrence Mayo, 96, of Blytheville, Ark., the widow of Lewis E. Mayo, Sr., died Monday, July 28, 2008, at her home. Born July 23, 1912, in Avert, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Lawrence, she had resided in Blytheville for the last 53 years, having moved there with her family from Parma. She had resided with her daughter for the last 30 years of her life in Blytheville...
Johnny Ray Berry (07/30/08)
Johnny Ray Berry, son of Ruby Sutt O'Neal and the late Johnny Duane Berry, was born on August 1, 1963, at Kennett and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on July 28, 2008, at the age of 44. Mr. Berry had served in the National Guard, had worked at Wal-Mart, and was of the Baptist faith...
John Berry (07/29/08)
John Berry, a resident of Bernie, died on July 28, 2008 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 44. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Lela Dickerson (07/29/08)
Lela Dickerson, a resident of Dexter, died on July 29, 2008 at her Dexter residence at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Oliver William "Bub" Hartz (07/29/08)
Oliver William "Bub" Hartz, 90, son of the late Melvin Anderson and Missouri Ellen Potter Hartz, was born near Leora on April 16, 1918. He was otherwise known as "Bub" to his friends and associates. Mr. Hartz was a member of the Puxico Masonic Lodge...
J.R. "Dude" Riggins (07/29/08)
J.R. "Dude" Riggins, son of the late Pearl Reed Cole, was born on Jan. 31, 1927, at Gideon and died in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the age of 81. He is survived by cousins and friends. Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Vernon P. Hall (07/29/08)
Vernon P. Hall, son of the late Daniel P. Hall and Sidney Brewer Hall, was born on April 10, 1918, at Hornersville and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the age of 90. Mr. Hall was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the former owner of Hall Buick and Hall Trailer Sales, both in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge #532 and a resident of Dexter...
Robert Pink (07/26/08)
Robert Pink, son of the late Roy and Irene Royer Pink, was born May 1, 1938 in Brownwood and died at his home on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Mr. Pink had worked as a farm hand and on a barge line. Survivors include three sisters, Helen Berry of Milwaukee, Wis., Rosemary Murphy of Mulberry, Fla. and Janice Wills of Dow, Ill...
Robert Pink (07/26/08)
Robert Pink, son of the late Roy and Irene Royer Pink, was born May 1, 1938 in Brownwood and died at his home on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Mr. Pink had worked as a farm hand and on a barge line. Survivors include three sisters, Helen Berry of Milwaukee, Wis., Rosemary Murphy of Mulberry, Fla. and Janice Wills of Dow, Ill...
Arzie Dale (07/26/08)
Arzie Dale Cato, son of the late Dolph Franklin and Gladys Deckard Cato, was born in Zalma on December 24, 1924, and died at his home near Puxico on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the age of 83. Mr. Cato had lived in Puxico area all of his life. He was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Kinder, where he served as deacon and had worked until his retirement from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Derrel Lewis Cloninger Sr. (07/25/08)
Derrel Lewis Cloninger Sr., son of the late Claud Elvon Cloninger and Della Alline Hagar Cloninger, was born on January 15, 1952 in St. Louis and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the age of 56...
Arzie Cato (07/25/08)
Arzie Cato, of rural Puxico died at his home on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico.
Pauline Griffy (07/25/08)
Pauline Griffy, daughter of the late Curtis Eskew and Eva Martin Eskew, was born on August 3, 1936, near Bloomfield and died at her residence in Jackson on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the age of 71. Mrs. Griffy was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Jackson, a former High School librarian in the Sunrise School District in DeSoto and the Richland School District in Essex, a former resident of Dexter and a current resident of Jackson...
Martha Ann Powell Cooper (07/25/08)
Martha Ann Powell Cooper, the daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Lettie Jane Hutchcraft Powell, was born in Dudley on January 4, 1933, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the age of 75. Mrs. Cooper had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Dexter in 1980. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Dr. E. G. Bailey Jr. (07/25/08)
Dr. E. G. Bailey Jr., son of the late Dr. Earl G. Bailey, Sr. and Lessie Pittman Bailey, was born on August 1, 1920 in Maywood and died on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 87. Dr. Bailey graduated from the Texas A & M University in 1943 and he was a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a Major with the Veterinarian Corps. He spent 15 months in active duty in the Pacific during World War II...
James Edward "Jimmy" Nelson (07/22/08)
James Edward "Jimmy" Nelson, son of the late Earnest "Ed" Nelson and Marilyn "Pat" Harris Nelson of Pine Bluff, Ark. died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at the age of 62. He was born April 8, 1946 in Pine Bluff, Ark. Mr. Nelson was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1964. He attended Henderson State University...
Shirley Jean Newman (07/22/08)
Shirley Jean Newman, daughter of Ruby Thompson Sample and the late Theodore Sample, was born in Poplar Bluff on June 11, 1941, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, July 18, 2008 at the age of 61. Mrs. Newman had lived in Dexter, was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Quentin Spears (07/22/08)
Quentin Spears, son of the late Jack Spears and Irene Emerson Spears, was born June 23, 1944 in Montgomery County, Texas and died at his residence near Bernie on July 18, 2008 at the age of 64. Mr. Spears was a retired carpenter, a former resident of Texas and a current resident of rural Bernie...
Norma Jean Lewis (07/18/08)
Norma Jean Lewis of DeSoto was born April 3, 1924, at Waverly, Tenn., and died July 15, 2008, at The Villas in DeSoto. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Artillia Wooverton Crawford. She had been a home health care nurse. She had been united in marriage to James Edgar Lewis for 58 years, and he preceded her in death...
Suzi Greer (07/18/08)
Suzi Greer, the daughter of Rex Gourley and the late Judy Melinda Rider Gourley, was born in Chula Vista, Calif., on July 27, 1961, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the age of 46. Mrs. Greer had lived in Chula Vista, Calif., until moving to Dexter in 2006. She was of the Protestant faith...
James Clinton "Jake" Cross (07/18/08)
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 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...
Freda Tucker (07/17/08)
Freda Tucker, daughter of the late Grover and Sophia Knopt Bright, was born in Stoddard County on April 3, 1918 and passed away at Denton, TX on July 13, 2008 at the age of 90. Mrs. Tucker had been a resident of Bloomfield and Stoddard County until 1995 when she moved away. She was a resident of Denton, TX at the time of her passing. She was married to William 'Bill' Tucker and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1980...
Geraldine Cowan (07/11/08)
Geraldine Cowan was born May 10, 1943, at Chicago, Ill., and died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her residence in Dexter. She had lived at Dexter for the past six years and formerly lived at Broseley. She worked for Pyramid Home Health Care and was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo and taking her grandchildren for the weekend...
Nola "Shorty" Dean (07/09/08)
Nola Charlotte "Shorty" Dean, daughter of the late Earl David Nichols and Bertha Estella Brookhart Nichols, was born on June 21, 1924, at Williamstown and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the age of 84. Prior to moving to Dexter in 2005, Mrs. ...
Martha Louise Allstun (07/09/08)
Martha Louise Allstun, daughter of the late Clarence Wilson and Velossie Dale Lawson, was born in Parma on Sept. 12, 1929, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Center in Dexter on Monday, July 7, 2008, at the age of 78. Mrs. Allstun lived her whole life in the Dexter area. She was a member of the Essex Church of Christ. She retired from the P.N. Hirsch store in Dexter where she worked in the shoe department...
Robert Whitwell (07/09/08)
Robert Whitwell, son of the late Millard and Myrtle Rice Whitwell was born on Feb. 20, 1939, at Pontiac, Mich., and died on July 5, 2008, at Hohenwald, Tenn., at the age of 69. Mr. Whitwell was employed at General Motors and a resident of Hohenwald, Tenn...
Mary A. Bass (07/09/08)
Mary A. Bass, daughter of the late Bert Battles and Leona Ross Battles, was born on Aug. 18, 1913. in Armorel, Ark. and died at her residence in Dudley on July 7, 2008, at the age of 94. Mrs. Bass was affiliated with the Dudley Church of God in Dudley, past owner and operator of Bass's Grocery in Dudley for over 20 years, and a home-maker...
Lillie "Kathleen" Reinbott (07/08/08)
Lillie "Kathleen" Moore Reinbott, was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Calhoun County, Miss., to the late Lonnie Clyde Moore and Lena Mae Streeter Moore, and died Saturday, July 5, 2008, in the Malden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 80. On April 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Robert Reinbott and to this union were born three sons: Michael Edward Reinbott, Keenan Reinbott and Dennis Robert Reinbott...
Mary Bass (07/08/08)
Mary Bass of Dudley died at her residence on Monday, July 7, 2008. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Martha Louise Allstun (07/08/08)
Martha Louise Allstun, 78, of Dexter, died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Monday, July 7, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Lily Pearl Tolbert (07/08/08)
Lily Pearl Tolbert, daughter of the late Virl E. and Gladys Cranford Adams, was born in Portageville on Aug. 3, 1927, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 4, 2008, at the age of 80. Mrs. Tolbert had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Poplar Bluff in 1984. She had lived in Puxico the past two years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico...
Martha Frazier (07/02/08)
Martha Frazier, the daughter of the late Riley and Nancy Webb George, was born in New Market, Ala., on April 15, 1911, and died at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at the age of 97. Mrs. Frazier had lived in Alabama and Arkansas before moving to Southeast Missouri in 1948. She had lived in Essex and moved to Dexter five years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ...