Obituaries from November 2008
Mildred Hyslop, daughter of the late Curt and Rosa Harries Edwards, was born at Bloomfield on March 14, 1919 and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Saturday, Nov.27, 2008, at the age of 89. Mrs. Hyslop had spent all her life in the Bloomfield community and was a member of Hill's General Baptist Church near Bloomfield. On January 17, 1937, she was married to Lester Paul Hyslop, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2007...
Pamela K. Westmoreland
Pamela K. Westmoreland, daughter of the late Herman and Ova Mowery Smith, was born in Sikeston on Jan. 25, 1947, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Nov. 27, 2008, at the age of 61. She had lived in Sikeston for many years and had lived in Bloomfield the past eight years. She had attended the Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Richard Walker, son of Emma Irene Summers Walker of Dexter and the late Cecil Aaron Walker, was born on June 17, 1954, in Poplar Bluff and died on Nov. 24, 2008, in Bloomfield at the age of 54. Mr. Walker was an employee of W.W. Wood in Dudley, and served 25 years with the Dexter Police Department. ...
Robert Harry Campbell
Robert Harry Campbell, son of the late Harry and Josephine McCloud Campbell was born at Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 6, 1942, and died at the John J. Pershing V. A. Medical Center on Poplar Bluff on Nov. 22, 2008, at the age of 66. Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the U. ...
Thelma Lovetta Cookson
Thelma Lovetta Cookson, daughter of the late Archie Arvel and Clara Gladys Cooper Warren, was born near Bloomfield on Sept. 28, 1939, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 22, 2008, at the age of 69. She had lived in Granite City, ill., for several years and moved to Dexter 22 years ago. She had worked at Arvin Automotive for 19 years...
Lee Chamberlain, son of the late Fred Chamberlain and Edna Weedman Brown, was born on Dec. 25, 1926, in Catron and died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 81. Mr. Chamberlain was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, owner of Chamberlain Service Station, and a resident of Dexter.,...
Mildred Hyslop of Bloomfield was born on March 14, 1919 and passed away at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, MO on Nov.27, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Friends may call at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield on Saturday Nov. 29, 2008 from 11:00am until 1:00pm Funeral services will be held at1:00pm at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will follow in the Hills Cemetery near Bloomfield. A full obituary will follow in Sundays Paper...
Melvin Henry Stanfield
Melvin Henry Stanfield, son of the late John Henry and Ruby Ethel Ryans Stanfield, was born on Jan. 10, 1936, at Wardell and died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He had been a resident of Gideon. On March 13, 1954, he was united in marriage to Anna Jane Roberts in Wardell. He was a member of Huey Baptist Church in Gideon where he had been a deacon. He had been a farmer...
Troy Nathan Patton
Troy Nathan Patton, son of Charles A. Patton and Vallie Lincoln, was born June 19, 1917, at Bollinger County and died Nov. 20, 2008, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was united in marriage to Lora Sheppard. He later married Ruth Williams in 1956, and Mrs. Patton survives...
Sue Mayberry, 66, of Bernie died at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. She was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Bernie, daughter of Lewis Cartwright and Geneva Livingston Cartwright Pyle. She and Gary Mayberry were married June 1, 1963. in Bernie. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Tim (Tracy) Mayberry and David (Jackie) Mayberry, all of Bernie; one daughter, Paula (Harold) Miles of Advance; six grandchildren, Colten, Tanner, Mason, and Logan Mayberry and Grayson and Creighton Miles; two sisters, Barbara Russell of Troutdale, Virginia and Helen Bowman of Bernie.. ...
William Joseph James
William Joseph James, son of the late Elmer and Atlas McNeal James, was born in Flint, Mich., on Jan. 11, 1930, and died at Gideon Care Center on Nov. 18, 2008, at the age of 78. Mr. James retired from Mississippi Glass in Granite City, Ill., in 1968 because of health reasons. He remained in Granite City, Ill., where he worked on vehicles and enjoyed drag racing. In 1975 he moved his family to Bloomfield where he lived until entering the Gideon Care Center earlier this year...
Elaine Hurley, daughter of Leo Tibbs of Dexter and the late Ruby Provance Tibbs, was born Nov. 18, 1950 at Dexter and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Nov. 18, 2008 at the age of 58. Elaine was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. She is survived by her father, Leo Tibbs of Dexter; by one sister, Sharon Goodman of Dexter; by one brother, Joseph Leo Tibbs of Poplar Bluff; by her niece, Lori Moore of Dexter; by her great nephew, Heath Moore of Dexter; by her great-great-niece, Halie Moore of Dexter.. ...
Sue Mayberry, a resident of rural Dexter, died Nov. 20, 2008, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
William James, of Bloomfield, died on Nov. 18, 2008, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Ruby Hurley, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Missouri Southern Healcare at the age of 58.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy L. Spears
Dorothy L. Spears, daughter of the late Issac Perryman and Barbara Jane Trippt Perryman, was born on Feb. 24, 1924 in Biggers, Ark., and died on Nov. 18, 2008 at the age of 84. Mrs. Spears was a member of the New Bethel Church in Dexter, a homemaker, and a former resident of Dexter...
Dorothy Spears, a resident of Dexter, died on Nov. 18, 2008 at the Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Patricia Leeann Hon
Patricia Leeann Hon, the daughter of the late Kenneth E. and Katherine Faulkner Brantley, was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on May 2, 1954, and died at her home in Emporia, Kan., on Nov. 14, 2008, at the age of 54. Mrs. Hon was raised in Puxico where she graduated from Puxico High School and had lived in Emporia, Kan., the past 22 years. ...
Roland Glenn Appleton
Roland Glenn Appleton, the son of Roland Appleton and Della Patterson Graham, was born in Dexter on Jan. 12, 1961, and died at his home in Morehouse on Nov. 15, 2008, at the age of 47. Mr. Appleton had lived in the Dexter and Morehouse areas all his life. He had worked as a concrete finisher and in land grading. He was of the Pentecost faith...
Leonard "J.L." Funkhouser, Jr.
Leonard "J.L." Funkhouser, Jr., the son of the late Leonard, Sr. and Effie Jennings Funkhouser, was born near Dexter on March 3, 1925, and died at his home in Smyrna, Tenn., on Nov. 14, 2008, at the age of 83. Mr. Funkhouser had lived in the Dexter most of his life and moved to Smyrna, Tenn., several years ago. He was a road foreman with Liberty Township in Stoddard County and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II...
Janet Maureen Humphries
Janet Maureen Humphries, daughter of Charlotte Green Hampson and the late Glen Hampson, was born on Oct. 13, 1953, at Aurora, Ill., and died at her residence in Bernie on Nov. 13, 2008, at the age of 55. Mrs. Humphries was a homemaker. She was married to Randall Dwight Humphries at St. Charles, Ill., on Dec. 15, 1994...
James F. Boone
James F. Boone, 73, was born on Feb. 24, 1935, in Kennett, the son of Randolph and Katherine (Tucker) Boone and died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Brighton, Mich., where he had been a resident. On May 11, 1963, he was united in marriage to Joan Johnson in Wayne County, Mich. He was a member of the Western Wayne Conservation Club and an avid fisherman...
Gary Rhodes, son of Pearl Burton Rhodes and the late Grant Rhodes was born at Chaffee, MO on October, 27, 1956 and passed away at his home near Bell City, MO on November 13, 2008 at the age of 52 years. Mr. Rhodes had been a resident of Vanduser and Bell City all his life and was an employee of EMCON Technologies in Dexter the past 20 years. On Jan. 14, 1977 he was married to Theresa Patterson...
Eva Geneva Pauline Ross Stewart
Eva Geneva Pauline Ross Stewart was born on Jan. 31, 1921 in Puxico and died at her home Southwest of Dexter surrounded by her family on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at the age of 87 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles Monroe Ross and Grace Louise Ella Kanady Ross. She was the third of twelve children...
Jerry Edward Park
Jerry Edward Park, the son of J. D. and Edith Griffin Parks, was born in Oran, on Jan. 17, 1943, and died at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 13, 2008, at the age of 65. Mr. Park had lived in Texas for 17 years where he owned his own mobile home service business in Midland. ...
Margaret O. Lumsden
Margaret O. Lumsden, daughter of the late Buron Overbey and Virginia Luder Overbey, was born on April 14, 1918, in Murray, Ky., and died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 90. Mrs. Lumsden was a homemaker, attended Murray public school and Murray State University. For 78 years she was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Essex and a former resident of Essex...
Everett Chamberlain, a resident of Dexter, died on Nov. 11, 2008 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leila Bell Holton
Leila Bell Holton, the daughter of the late Jerry Duncan Bouie, Sr. and the late Doris Marion Ramsey Bouie Cox, was born in Albany, Ga., on July 24, 1946, and died at her home in Lowndes on Nov. 8, 2008, at the age of 62. Mrs. Holton had lived in Georgia most of her life and had moved to Lowndes in August 2008. ...
Bryan Michael Maslinski
Bryan Michael Maslinski, aka "Maz," the son of David Robert and Karen Lynn Maslinski, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 2, 1987, and died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 21. Bryan grew up in Bruceton, Tenn. and moved to Dexter in 2003. He had played football for Dexter High School and that was his passion, along with the music of Pink Floyd, the Beatles and The Doors. Bryan was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Dexter Pizza Company...
Marvin DeJournett, the son of the late Marshall and Mary Annis DeJournett, was born near Gray Ridge on April 30, 1924, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 7, 2008, at the age of 84. Mr. DeJournett had worked for General Motors in maintenence. He had been a resident of Michigan for 30 years before moving back to Dexter in 1982. He was of the Baptist faith...
Larry Marvel, the son of the late Sherman and Mae Stelle Marvel, was born in Crowder on July 21, 1945, and died at his home in Bloomfield on November 5, 2008, at the age of 63. years. Mr. Marvel had lived in Dexter and Bloomfield most all his life. He was a laborer for Walker Construction, and was a past member of the Dexter Eagles Aerie. On Nov. 4, 2008 he accepted the Lord as his savior and was saved. He was a Veteran of the Navy where he served during the Vietnam War...
Ivan "I.B" McNew
Ivan Benton "I.B." McNew, Sr., age 92, formerly of Morehouse, and a resident of the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau, died on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. McNew was born Aug. 7, 1916 in Naylor to the late William Benton and Rohenia Bass McNew. ...
Wilma Courter VanPoor
Wilma Courter VanPool, daughter of the late Dan and Willa Segraves Courter, was born on June 3, 1927, in Datto, Ark., and died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Bloomfield. She was first married to the late Charles Everett Pruitt, and to this union two sons were born, Darris "Gene" Pruitt and Michael Wayne Pruitt...
Walter "Jack" Jackson
Walter "Jack" Jackson, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 20, 1932, in St. Louis, the son of James Wilford and Nellie Sprous Jackson. He and Mary McFall were married on March 6, 1959 in St. Louis...
Roberta Jean Midgett
Roberta Jean Midgett, daughter of the late Theodore Elmer "T.E." Cunningham and Gracie Daniel Cunningham, was born Sept. 22, 1942, at Deer, Ark., and died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She had been a resident of Gideon and was a member of First Baptist Church of Clarkton. She belonged to WMU of the church and TOPS Club in Campbell...
Alvera Hendrix, daughter of the late Buell Drope and Nona Stacy Drope was born on Oct. 2, 1927 at Holcomb and departed this life at Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Nov. 5, 2008 at the age of 81. Mrs. Hendrix was a member of the Mt. Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff and was the former owner of Dudley Pool and Tarps, and a resident of Dudley...
Ivan B. McNew
Ivan B. McNew, 92, of Morehouse, died Nov. 7, 2008 at St. Fraancis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Wilma Courter VanPool
Wilma Courter VanPool, daughter of the late Dan and Willa Segraues Courter, was born on June 3, 1927 in Datalo, Ark., and died on Nov. 5, 2008 at Bloomfield. She was first married to the late Charles Everett Pruitt and to this union two sons were born and survive; Darris "Gene" Pruitt and Michael Wayne Pruitt. She then married George Clifton "Bud" VanPool on Feb. 21, 1953 in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1992. A daughter, Anita Louise VanPool, survives...
Virgie M. Allen
Virgie M. Allen, the daughter of the late Ernest Eugene Singleton Gromer and Addie Oevia Mason Gromer, was born in Stoddard County on March 29, 1926, and died at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Miss. on November 5, 2008 at the age of 82...
Tommy Donley, the son of the late Edison Donley and Norma Almedia Eichhorn, was born in St. Louis on May 18, 1956, and died at the Beauvais Nursing Home in St. Louis on Nov. 5, 2008, at the age of 52. Mr. Donley had lived in the Peveley and St. Louis area most all his life. His greatest enjoyment was watching the Cardinals Play and listening to Dean Martin sing...
Robert L. Scherer
Robert L. Scherer, 75, of Dexter was born Aug. 3, 1933, at Heagy, the son of Fred Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Scherer, and died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at his home. Robert was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, the Knights of Columbus and the Bell City Rotary Club. He was a 1951 graduate of Bell City High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Wilma VanPool, a resident of Dexter, died on Nov. 5, 2008 at the residence of her son in Bloomfield at the age of 81.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lois Hughes, 78, of Morehouse, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at her residence. Born Nov. 6, 1929, in Marked Tree, Ark., to the late Edgar and Lydia Sorters Powell, she was a homemaker. She was married to Thomas Hughes in the year 1952 in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1989...
Oma L. White
Oma L. White, age 85, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Dudley, died at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mrs. White was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Broseley, the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth Carroll Roe. On May 24, 1939, she married Woodrow W. White in Poplar Bluff. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1998. She is also preceded by a son, Carl; her parents; two sisters; and three brothers...
Lt. Col. Retired Carl Foster
Lt. Col. Retired Carl Foster, 87, of Bellevue, Neb., was born May 25, 1921, in Bell City, the son of Jesse W. and Jesse Mae Wheeler Foster, and died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in Bellevue, Neb. Carl was a Lt. Col. retired from the US Air Force, and he was a veteran of World War II. He had been a navigator. He was of the Methodist faith. Carl had a tryout with the St. Louis Browns baseball team as a pitcher...
Nellie A. Wampler
Nellie A. Wampler, daughter of the late Walter and Armitte Wren Shrum, was born at Puxico on Feb. 10, 1921, and died at Silvis, Ill., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the age of 87. Mrs. Wampler was a former resident of the Bloomfield community but had lived in Colona, Ill., the past several years. In August 1939 she was married to George Pruett, and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1951. On March 24, 1958, she was married to Clinton Wampler, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1978...
Linda Hope Hill
Linda Hope Hill, daughter of the late Bill and Glenda Crawford Cunningham was born on Sept. 26, 1963 at Kennett and died on Nov. 2, 2008 in Campbell at the age of 45. Mrs. Hill was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was a resident of Clarkton...
Betty Jo Brown
Betty Jo Brown, 74, of Puxico died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Brown was born on Sept. 23, 1934. She was a member of the Life Chapel Assembly of God in Puxico and the Puxico VFW Ladies Auxiliary. On July 19, 1951, she married Bob Green. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1955. On Nov. 3, 1973, she married Edgar Brown, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1999...
James William Lawson
James William Lawson, son of the late James Elijah and Hattie Alberson Lawson, was born on April 9, 1941, at Essex, and died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. in Dexter at the age of 67. Mr. Lawson was a committee man for Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Mich., where he served as a union representative, a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Vietnam and a resident of Dexter...
Charles Jerome Rogers
Charles Jerome Rogers, son of the late Charles E. and Romaine Rogers, was born in Esty, Mich., on March 13, 1940, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at the age of 68. Mr. Rogers moved to Southeast Missouri in 1944 and had lived in Stoddard and Wayne Counties most of his life. He was a resident of Lowndes. He was a member of the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes and loved to fish and hunt...
Nellie Wampier, a former resident of Bloomfield, died in Silvis, Ill., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the age of 87.
Arrangements are pending with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Alberta Melvina Perkins
Alberta Melvina Cowart Perkins was born June 18, 1925, at St. Louis and died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Jess Mitchell and Carrie Gulledge Mitchell. On Oct. 4, 1943, she was married to Raymond Cowart at St. Charles. He died on Dec. 5, 1973. She then married Harold Perkins on July 16, 1979. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1994...