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Obituaries from May 2009

Steven Earl Kent, Sr. (05/29/09)
Steven Earl Kent, Sr., son of Dorris June Kent-Coffer and the late Earl Leon Kent, was born in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 23, 1964 and died on May 27, 2009, at the age of 44. Steven had lived in the Dexter area all his life. He was of the Pentecostal faith and worked as a welder for EMCON Technologies in Dexter for 21 years...
Pansy E. McGowen (05/27/09)
Pansy E. McGowen, daughter of the late Thomas Nunn and Ruth Boone Beaird Nunn, was born on June 23, 1931 in Bernie and died at her residence in Dexter on May 26, 2009 at the age of 77. Mrs. McGowen was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. On October 6, 1949 she was united in marriage Thomas J. McGowen in Piggott, Ark. Mr. McGowen preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2007...
Frankie J. Walker (05/27/09)
Frankie J. Walker, daughter of the late Richard and Agnes Feiser Hardesty, was born in Parma on Sept. 29, 1929 and died at the Oakdale Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff on May 26, 2009, at 79. Ms. Walker had grown up in Parma and lived in Detroit, Mich. before moving to Poplar Bluff. She retired after 25 years as administrative assistant in the prosecuting attorney's office. She was a member of the Baptist faith...
Larry Allen Key, Sr. (05/30/09)
Larry Allen Key, Sr. 64, of Leola died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in a Little Rock hospital. He was born April 18, 1945 to Nathan Key and Imogene Key Lightfoot in Little Rock, Ark. His favorite pastimes were gardening, fishing, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren...
Norman W. Moore (05/28/09)
Norman Waid Moore was born August 17, 1928 near Dexter to Sayle Shelby and Oma Artha Triplett and died Wednesday, May 27, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80. Norman married Frances Williams in Pocahontas, Ark. on May 23, 1953. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Carrie Quinn (05/24/09)
Carrie Quinn, a resident of Bernie, died on May 22, 2009 in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 96. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Everett "Bud" Young (05/24/09)
Everett "Bud" Young, son of the late Ira Martin and Lucy Stafford Young, was born in Bloomfield on Sept. 20, 1918, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the age of 90. Mr. Young had lived in Bloomfield all his life. He was a retired truck driver and had worked for Monarch Feed Mill in Dexter. He was a member of the Link Church near Bloomfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Cleo Proffer Stevens (05/24/09)
Cleo Proffer Stevens, 87, of Advance, was born Nov. 1, 1921 at Swinton, the daughter of Walter and Flora Belle Capps Proffer and died May 22, 2009 at the Advance Nursing Center. Cleo retired after 21 years at Carter Carbonator Co. in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of AFLCIO Union in St. Louis. She was also a member of Bethel General Baptist Church...
Gregory Scott Pruett (05/24/09)
Gregory Scott Pruett, son of Delbert L and Judy O'Neal Pruett of Dexter, was born on Sept. 20, 1974, at Poplar Bluff and died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the age of 34. He was a nurse and a graduate of Dexter High School in 1992. Survivors include his parents, Delbert L. Pruett and Judy O'Neal Pruett of Dexter; a special friend, A.J. Briscoe of of Lafayette, La.; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends...
Hazel Marie Rhody (05/24/09)
Hazel Marie Rhody, daughter of the late Louis McMinn and Ruby Manis McMinn, was born on Oct. 17, 1940 at Dell, Ark., and died at her residence at Broseley on May 21, 2009, at the age of 68. Mrs. Rhody was a member of the Assembly Of Yahweh Church, a medical file clerk with the Piggott Hospital and a resident of Broseley...
Bufford Roy Fuwell Sr. (05/22/09)
Bufford Roy Fuwell Sr., son of the late Gilbert Roy Fuwell and Icy Marie Jerls Fuwell, was born on Aug. 29, 1939 in Portageville and died on May 19, 2009 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 69. Mr. Fuwell was a self-employed contractor, and farmed for many years as a hobby. He was a member of the Essex Lions Club, and a resident of Bloomfield...
William "Bill" Burklow (05/21/09)
William "Bill" Burklow, son of Helen Louise Elmore Burklow of Dexter and the late Oren Loree Burklow was born on March 27, 1952 at Flint, Mich. and died in his residence at Dexter on May 20, 2009, at the age of 57. Mr. Burklow was of the Methodist faith, a former employee of General Motors in Flint, Mich., where he worked as a painter, had received his associate of arts degree from Mott Junior College in Flint and attended the University of Michigan at Flint...
Bufford Fuwell (05/21/09)
Bufford Fuwell, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Glenn Becker (05/21/09)
Charles Glenn Becker, son of Lynn Becker and Karen Nichols Becker was born on March 25, 1980 at Port Angeles, Wash., and died on May 14, 2009 at his residence in Del Rio, Texas, at the age of 29. Mr. Becker was a graduate of Bernie High School, the Class of 1998. ...
Norma Jean Overbey (05/21/09)
Norma Jean Overbey, the daughter of the late Everett and Hettie Bacon Kenworthy, was born in Dexter on Sept. 9, 1927, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on May 16, 2009, at the age of 81. She had lived in Dexter for many years before moving to Puxico 12 years ago. She had worked at Lucas Florist and Nicken's Pharmacy before her retirement and had been a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter for many years...
Ronald Paul Craver, Jr. (05/20/09)
Ronald Paul Craver, Jr., son of Ronald Paul Craver, Sr. and Rose Olita Seachrist Craver, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10, 1967 and died near Bernie on May 17, 2009, at the age of 41. Mr. Craver had lived in the Dexter and Bernie area most all his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a heavy equipment operator for Allied Waste...
James Everette Hawkins (05/20/09)
James Everette Hawkins died in Parma on May 18, 2009. Arrangements are with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma.
Charles Glenn Becker (05/20/09)
Charles Glenn Becker, son of Lynn Becker and Karen Nichols Becker was born on Sept. 25, 1980 at Port Angeles, Wash., and died on May 14, 2009 at his residence in Del Rio, Texas, at the age of 29. Mr. Becker was a graduate of Bernie High School, the Class of 1998. ...
Gerald Ray Hays & Margaret Helen Hays (05/20/09)
Gerald Ray Hays of Poplar Bluff was born to Paul Augusta Hays and Joyce Lavern Doser Hays on Aug. 29, 1950 in Campbell. His earthly life ended in a tragic motorcycle/auto accident near Hardy, Ark., on Sunday, May 17, 2009. He attended school at Clarkton in the early grades, later transferring to Campbell Schools where he graduated in 1968. ...
Ronald Paul Craver, Jr. (05/19/09)
Ronald Paul Craver, Jr., son of Ronald Paul Craver, Sr. and Rose Olita Seachrist Craver, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10, 1967 and died near Bernie on April 17, 2009, at the age of 41. Mr. Craver had lived in the Dexter and Bernie area most all his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a heavy equipment operator for Allied Waste...
Mildred McCoy (05/19/09)
Mildred McCoy, daughter of the late Ira Pucell and Alta Lane Pucell, was born on Aug.31, 1924, in Dexter and died at her residence in Dexter on Friday, May 15, 2009, at the age of 84. Mildred was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, and a resident of Dexter...
Essie Lee Walters (05/19/09)
Essie Lee Walters, daughter of the late Ira Lee and Nora Lee Morehead Wicks, was born near Dexter on June 5, 1924, and died at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on May 17, 2009, at the age of 84. Mrs. Walters was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County, attended the rural Vinson Grade School, worked at Brown Shoe Co. in Bernie, was a home maker, and helped with the family farm. She was also a member of TOPS #790, and an active member of the Vinson General Baptist Church near Dexter...
Terry Hassell (05/15/09)
Terry Hassell, son of the late Gene Hassell and Vada Shell Hassell Bradley, was born on Oct. 3, 1946, at Flat River and died in his residence near Dexter on May 11, 2009, at the age of 62. Mr. Hassell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the owner of Chrisman Tire in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Bobby Gene Adams (05/14/09)
Bobby Adams, son of the late Joe and Edna Hope Adams, was born on Sept. 13, 1931, in Malden and died on May 13, 2009 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 77. Mr. Adams was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the first Assembly of God Church in Dexter and a Dexter resident...
David Denton Medlin (05/14/09)
David Denton Medlin, son of the late Claud Levi, Sr. and Julia Anna Stinson Medlin, was born in Maple Grove near Malden on April 4, 1939, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 13, 2009, at the age of 70. Mr. Medlin had lived in the Dexter area all his life. ...
Janice Evon Hutson (05/14/09)
Janice Evon Hutson died peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at her home at the age of 72. Mrs. Hutson was born on March 28, 1937, at Bell City. She was a member of Mount Gilead "Hills Church" in Bloomfield. She was a charter member of the Puhicah Club of Puxico which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and was past paresident of the Puxico PTA. ...
Bobby Gene Smith (05/13/09)
Bobby Gene Smith, 67, Pontiac, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 11, 1941, in Shaw to the late Eugene (Bud() and Irene (Pope) Smith. Bobby married Trinita Theresa Ester Hann on April 22, 1961, in St. Louis. He was a retired Arkansas Best Freight Driver in Little Rock, Ark., working for them for 30 years. He was also a teamsters member for 33 years...
Clarence Chaney (05/12/09)
Clarence Chaney, son of the late Carl Printus Chaney and Bertie Hurley Chaney, was born on Sept. 17, 1941, in East Prairie and died at his residence in Sikeston on May 11, 2009, at the age of 67. Mr. Chaney was an independent transportation truck driver and a resident of Sikeston...
Robert Glen Jordan (05/07/09)
Robert Glen Jordan, son of Ruth Mouser of Essex and the late Vernon Lee Jordan, was born on June 4, 1953 at Ypsilanti, Mich. and died in Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on May 5, 2009 at the age of 55. Mr. Jordan attended the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid, was a former crew leader for the Missouri Department of Transportation and a resident of New Madrid...
Earline Brumley Hinchey (05/08/09)
Earline Hinchey died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements were made with McMikle Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Clifford Musgrave (05/08/09)
Clifford Musgrave, son of the late Owen Brice and Lucille Henretta Dallas Musgrave, was born in Malden on March 29, 1931, and died at his home near Bloomfield on May 7, 2009, at the age of 78. Mr. Musgrave had lived in Dexter and Bloomfield most of his life. He had owned Cliff's Carpets in Dexter before his retirement. He was a past member of the Dexter Elks, Dexter Investment Club and a life member of the NRA...
Willie Shipman (05/07/09)
Willie Andrew Shipman, son of the late Ernest Shipman and Bessie Allstun Shipman was born on September 17, 1919 in Essex and died on May 6, 2009 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 89 years. Mr. Shipman was a former self-employed contractor performing various types of construction. He was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ, and a resident of Dexter...
Robert Jordan (05/06/09)
Robert Jordan died on May 5, 2009, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 55. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Willie Shipman (05/06/09)
Willie Shipman, a resident of Dexter, died on May 6, 2009, at the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 89. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stelline Gross Tyler (05/06/09)
Stelline Gross Tyler, the daughter of the late John and Jessie Darney Scott, was born in Coal Hill, Ark., on Dec. 19, 1924, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 3, 2009, at the age of 84. Mrs. Tyler had lived in California from 1956 to 1980, when she moved to Grayridge. She was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church...
Marvin Cullum (05/05/09)
Marvin Cullum, son of the late James Cullum and Leoane Lamunion Cullum was born on April 21, 1931 in Bernie and died at his Dexter residence on May 4, 2009 at the age of 78. Mr. Cullum was a former employee with Swift and Company in Dexter, known currently as Tyson Foods, Inc., as a maintenance supervisor and he was a resident of Dexter...
Terry Lynn "Bo" Patterson (05/05/09)
Terry Lynn "Bo" Patterson, son of R.W. "Dub" and Ruth Marie Conner, was born in Pensacola, Fla., on April 19, 1965, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on May 1, 2009, at the age of 44. Mr. Patterson had lived in the Dexter and Essex areas all his life. He had worked in maintenance of mobile homes for L.B. Black for many years...
William Lunsford Jr. (05/01/09)
William Lunsford Jr., son of the late William Lunsford Sr, and Cara Jordan Lunsford was born on June 29, 1935 in Powe and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 73. Mr. Lunsford was a former employee with Arvin Meritor, Wallace and Owens Countrymart, Town and County Super Market in Dexter, and was a Dexter resident...