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Obituaries from September 2008

Mildred Rice (09/30/08)
Mildred Rice was born on July 20, 1913, and died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bud Lynxwiler (09/30/08)
William "Bud" David Lynxwiler, son of the late Sylvester and Jewell Vance Lynxwiler, was born on May 12, 1945, at Doniphan and died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the age of 63. He was a disabled veteran serving in the Vietnam War, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, V.F.W., American Legion, and a resident of Dexter...
Harold D. Perkins (09/27/08)
Harold D. Perkins, the son of the late Harold M. and Christine M. Clayton Perkins, was born in Dexter on March 1, 1953, and died at his home in Dexter on Sept. 20, 2008, at the age of 55. Mr. Perkins had lived in the Campbell and Malden areas and had lived in Dexter for many years. He was of the Baptist faith...
Judy Kay Campbell (09/26/08)
Judy Kay Campbell, daughter of David and Lorene Milum O'Neal, was born in Sikeston on Aug. 18, 1959, and died at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at the age of 49. Mrs. Campbell lived in Grangeville, Idaho, and in Dexter during the winter. She attended the Smith Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Hazel (Barker) Kibler (09/24/08)
Hazel J. Kibler was born on June 26, 1922, to Charles H. Barker and Mary J. Barker. She died on Sept. 21, 2008, at Williams Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., at the age of 86. Mrs. Kibler was a secretary at American Motor Corp. for 23 years until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Royal Oak Church of Christ, a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross, and a resident of Berkley, Mich...
Hazel J. Kibler (09/23/08)
Hazel J. Kibler was born on June 26, 1922, to Charles H. Barker and Mary J. Barker. She died on Sept. 21, 2008, at Williams Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., at the age of 86. Mrs. Kibler was a secretary at American Motor Corp. for 23 years until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Royal Oak Church of Christ, a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross, and a resident of Berkley, Mich...
Hurlen Lentz (09/23/08)
Hurlen Lentz, son of the late Robert and Sarah Bryant Lentz, was born at Cleveland, Ark., on June 20, 1937, and died at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at the age of 71. Mr. Lentz spent his younger life in the Essex Community and was a graduate of Essex High School. He then moved to St. Louis and retired from General Motors after 30 years of employment. On Jan. 4, 1958, he was married to Freda Patterson...
Della Mae Stanfield (09/23/08)
Della Mae Stanfield, daughter of the late Gene Jordan and Mandy Elizabeth Murphy Jordan, was born on Oct. 18, 1917, at Bernie and died at Cypress Point in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the age of 90. Mrs. Stanfield was a homemaker and a child care provider in Bernie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie...
Della Mae Stanfield (09/22/08)
Della Mae Stanfield, daughter of the late Gene Jordan and Mandy Elizabeth Murphy Jordan, was born on Oct. 18, 1917, at Bernie and died at Cypress Point in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the age of 90. Mrs. Stanfield was a homemaker and a child care provider in Bernie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie...
Dorothy Marie Billingsley (09/19/08)
Dorothy Marie Billingsley, daughter of the late Lewis J. and Doris H. Beach Rogers, was born in Saginaw County, Mich., on Oct. 10, 1918, and died at her home near Lowndes on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the age of 89. Mrs. Billingsley had lived in Dexter and Bernie areas since 1950 and had moved to Lowndes in 1976. She was a member of the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes...
Blanche Brock (09/20/08)
Blanche Brock, the daughter of the late Eula Bailey, was born in Blodgett on Sept. 28, 1932, and passed away at the DePaul Hospital in St. Louis on Sept. 15, 2008, at the age of 75. Mrs. Brock had lived in Essex and Lawrence, Kan. before moving to St. Louis in 2000...
Elmer Allen Swallows (09/20/08)
Elmer Allen Swallows, son of the late Charlie A. and Lula Ruth Swan Swallows, was born in Stoddard County on April 1, 1921, and passed away at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sept. 19, 2008, at the age of 87. Mr. Swallows had lived all of his life in the Dexter and Essex areas and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. Elmer also served in the US Navy during WWII...
Glendle G. Beaird (09/20/08)
Glendle G. Beaird, son of the late John Henry and Emma Newton Beaird, was born in Parma on June 1, 1919 and passed away at the Portageville Nursing Center on Sept. 18, 2008 at the age of 89. Mr. Beaird had lived all of his life in Parma before moving to Portageville less than one year ago. He had worked at Federal Mogul in Malden and was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma...
Marcadean Sharrow (09/19/08)
Marcadean Sharrow, daughter of the late Luther Melton Hinshaw and Ruby Halsey Hinshaw, was born on Feb. 17, 1925, at Malden and died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Murphy Health & Rehab in Piggott, Ark. She was married to William "Bill" Johnson, and he preceded her in death...
Mary Lavern Smith (09/16/08)
Mary Lavern Smith daughter of the late Finnis and Mary Bruster Moore, was born at Swinton on April 21, 1923, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Sept. 14, 2008, at the age of 85. Mrs. Smith spent most of her life in the Acorn Ridge community. ...
Marion Benton (09/16/08)
Marion Benton, daughter of the late Steve Talach and Mary Slapek Talach, was born June 20, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at the age of 77. Mrs. Benton was a former employee with Bulova Watch Company in Lancaster, Pa., and a current resident of Dexter...
William A. "Bill" Welker (09/16/08)
William A. "Bill" Welker, 84, of Advance died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Gideon, the son of Conder and Ethel Allen Welker. He and Mary Henson were married on April 29, 1967, in Oran. She died Jan.1, 2007...
Kevin Thomas Quillman (09/12/08)
Kevin Thomas Quillman, son of Tom Quillman of Bloomfield and Nancy Short Quillman of Westport, Wash. was born on March 26, 1980 at Kent, Wash. and died in his residence near Bloomfield on Sept. 11, 2008, at the age of 28. Kevin was an adult health care worker for Adaptive Services in Dexter and was a resident of rural Bloomfield...
Elmer J. Sanders (09/12/08)
Elmer J. Sanders, son of the late Elmer Louis and Bessie Irene Presell Sanders, was born in Grayridge on May 22, 1926, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at the age of 82. Mr. Sanders had lived in the Essex area most of his life. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a retired farm laborer...
Larry Dale Gaines (09/12/08)
Larry Dale Gaines, the son of Lonnie Joe Gaines and Jackie Randleman Gaines, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 31, 1970, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at the age of 38. Mr. Gaines had lived in the Southeast Missouri area all his life and had lived in Dexter for several years. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting...
Mildred Juanita Story (09/12/08)
Mildred Juanita Story, daughter of the late Ed Henderson and Blanch Polsgrove Henderson, was born April 25, 1919, in St. Francis, Ark., and died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 89. Mrs. Story was a member of Kimball Baptist Church in Malden and a member of the Malden's VFW Auxiliary...
J.C. Taylor (09/10/08)
J.C. Taylor, the son of the late William A. and Ora Carter Taylor, was born in White Oak on Feb. 21, 1920, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Sept. 9, 2008 at the age of 88. Mr. Taylor had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a member of the Local #527 Cement Masons and a retired farmer and cement finisher. He had worked for Bangert Brothers in St. Louis and was a veteran of the US Army...
Tina Allstun (09/10/08)
Tina Allstun, daughter of the late Esta Anthony and Flossie Bell Ringham George, was born in Dongola, Ill., on Dec. 23, 1917, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the age of 90. Mrs. Allstun had lived in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to the Dexter area in 1932. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Rev. Elvis R. Kester (09/09/08)
Rev. Elvis R. Kester, son of the late George Kester and Dicey Prince Kester, was born on June 19, 1917, in Clay County, Ark., and died at his residence in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the age of 91. Mr. Kester was a carpenter and a pastor of the General Baptist faith for many years in Stoddard County. He was a United States veteran serving in the Navy and a resident of Dexter...
Bobby Ray Joiner, Sr. (09/09/08)
Bobby Ray Joiner, Sr., the son of Eva Ellen Chamblin Joiner and the late Howard Eugene Joiner, was born Sept. 3, 1949, at Holcomb. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Marie Simmons on March 8, 2000, at Piggott, Ark., and she survives of the home in Tallapoosa...
Fairy V. Riley (09/09/08)
Fairy V. Riley, daughter of the late Clarence W. Smith and Hattie Hull Smith, was born on July 22, 1918, in Bernie and died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden at the age of 90. Mrs. Riley was of the General Baptist faith, a farmer, beautician, cake decorator, and a resident of rural Bernie...
Bill Sutt (09/05/08)
Bill Sutt, son of the late Harry Ellis Sutt and Nina Irene Nicholson, was born on March 24, 1935, in New Madrid County and died on July 22, 2008, in Elgin, Ill., at the age of 73. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956, a retired employee of Williams MFG of 22 years located in Elgin, Ill., a former resident of Bernie and was currently residing in Elgin, Ill...
Danny A. Robinett (09/03/08)
Danny A. Robinett, 52, of Sikeston, died on Monday, September 1 at his brother's residence in Oran. He was born on July 20, 1956, to the late Lawrence Robinett and Mary Heuring Slayton, who survives at Sikeston. He was self-employed in commercial building construction...
Dorothy Breaden Masters (09/03/08)
Dorothy Breaden Masters, 81, of LaGrange, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Mrs. Masters was born in Jerusalem to missionary parents, the late George and Lola Breaden. She was a devoted pastor's wife and loving mother and served as pianist during her husband's ministry...
Edna EmaRose Zetta Bennett (09/03/08)
Edna EmaRose Zetta Bennett, daughter of the late William Hiram Conklin, was born Oct. 1, 1921, and died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Survivors include five daughters, Esther Duke of Broseley, Amie Mae Brooks of Dexter, Ruby Beauler of Qulin, Jeanette Reedy of Dexter, and Barbara Walker of Malden; two sons, Noal Bennett and Bobby Bennett of Dexter; 38 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren...
Dorothy Christine Doublin (09/02/08)
Dorothy Christine Doublin, the daughter of the late Daniel Boone and Carrie Ann Hopkins Canady, was born in Bloomfield on Dec. 12, 1918, and died at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria, Ill., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at the age of 89. Mrs. Doublin had lived in Puxico and Kinder areas most of her life before moving to Illinois two years ago. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church...