Obituaries from August 2009
Charley "Junior" Grubbs
Charley "Junior" Grubbs, son of the late Charley Grubbs and Lillian Merle Grubbs Kinder was born on Sept. 12, 1935 in Kennett and died at his residence in Dexter on Aug. 10, 2009 at the age of 73. Mr. Grubbs was a veteran of the United States Air Force, served in the Missouri National Guard Unit in Bernie, and retired from General Motors. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church and a resident of Dexter...
Rosie Imogene Gromer
Rosie Imogene Gromer, the daughter of the late Calvin and Pearl E. Flynn Williams, was born in Marshall, Ark. on May 22, 1930, and died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Aug. 9, 2009, at the age of 79. Mrs. Gromer had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life. She was a member of the Word of Faith Church in Bernie. She was a wonderful and loving mom and grandmother and will be missed by family and friends...
John Warren Maddox
John Warren Maddox was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Gideon to Luther W. "Lew" Maddox and Rebecca James Maddox and died on Aug. 25, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 54. Mr. Maddox was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkton...
Keith Hampton of rural Dexter died on Aug. 28, 2009 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Ray Glen Miller
Ray Glen Miller, son of the late Arvia James Miller and Vera Lorene Kirk Miller, was born in Grayridge on Aug. 29, 1936, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 26, 2009, at the age of 72. Mr. Miller had lived in Dexter most of his life. He and his wife owned and operated Ray Miller Electric in Dexter, repairing air conditioners and furnaces. He was a member of the Dexter First Church of God...
Oshall L. Warren
Oshall Lee Warren, the son of the late Rev. John N. Warren and Ertie May Triplett Warren, was born on Jan. 27, 1928, in Essex and died at his home in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Oshall was married on Dec. 22, 1951, to Betty Lou Wills Warren, and she survives at their home in Dexter...
Jacob Scott Schneider
Jacob Scott Schneider, 20, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at his home. He was born March 27, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Steven Lee and Judy Lynn Wollenweber Schneider. Schneider graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School, and from Jackson High School on May 17, 2007. While in high school he played trumpet in the high school band...
Rev. Oshall Warren
Rev. Oshall Warren, a resident of Dexter, died on August 26, 2009 in his residence at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jean Holloway, the daughter of the late Virgil Henry and Ora Louise Patterson Cookson, was born near Puxico on July 13, 1932, and died at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau after an extended illness on Aug. 24, 2009, at the age of 77. Mrs. Holloway had lived in Puxico all her life. ...
Sylvia Roxine Gaines Terrill
Sylvia Roxine Gaines Terrill, daughter of the late Charles Roscoe and Lucy Ann Ruggles Farmer, was born in Norwood on Sept. 1, 1922, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at the age of 86. Mrs. Terrill had lived in Dexter most of her life. She had worked and retired from Elder Manufacturing. She was affiliated with General Baptist Church...
Ronnie Joe Curtis
Ronnie Joe Curtis died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Bernie. Arrangements are with Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Jacquline Hester Eaves
Jacquline Hester Eaves, daughter of the late Riley Hester and Wilma Robinson Hester was born on January 26, 1934 at Bloomfield, Missouri and died in Malden Nursing Center on August 23, 2009 at the age of 75. Mrs. Eaves was a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Amanda Jean Blackburn
Amanda Jean Blackburn, 35, of Dexter died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born May 10, 1974, in Hayti to Willie Wilkerson and Egenia Carol Brown. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau. She first married Earl Lee Godwin in White Water in November 1995; then she married David Blackburn in St. Joseph on Oct. 31, 2006...
Robert Allen DeVeau
Robert Allen DeVeau, son of Maxine Standard Noble and Tommie Noble of Dexter, was born on April 22, 1983, at St. Paul, Minn. and died in New Madrid County on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at the age of 26. Robert was employed as a machine operator by Tyson Foods in Dexter and was a resident of Sikeston...
Robert Deveau, a resident of Dudley died on August 18th, 2009 at the age of 26. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annouced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Lowell "Jim" Robins
James Lowell "Jim" Robins, 95, of Batesville, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Jan. 5, 1914, at Jesup, Ark., the son of John Louis and Elvira Turnbow Robins. He married Mollie Faye Andrews at Smithville, Ark., on Oct. 9, 1935, and before Mollie's death in 2006 they celebrated 71 years of marriage...
Leah Aslin Wilson
Leah Aslin Wilson was born in Bloomfield on Nov. 21, 1917 and died peacefully in Puyallup, Wash., on Aug 7, 2009 at the age of 91. She married Roy Wilson in August 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1967. She is survived by three children, Nancy Roberts (Doyle) of Puyallup, Wash., Richard Wilson (Judy) of Springfield, Ore., and Polly Fraser (Chuck) of Kelso, Wash...
Amos J. Kennedy
Amos J. Kennedy, son of the late Tony and Ina Weible Kennedy, was born in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 2, 1930, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Aug. 16, 2009, at the age of 79. Mr. Kennedy had lived in Dexter since 1957. He was a member of the Sadler's Chapel Methodist Church near Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Aretta Tucker, daughter of the late Will Sylvester and Ada Killbreth Moore, was born in Bessville on Feb. 14, 1918, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Aug. 14, 2009, at the age of 91. Mrs. Tucker had grown up in Bessville and moved to Dexter with her husband where she has lived for many years. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Jean Ann Grubbs
Jean Ann Grubbs, daughter of the late Bill Taylor and Veda Jessie Minehart Taylor was born on Nov. 17, 1929 at Parma and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Aug. 12, 2009 at the age of 79. Mrs. Grubbs was of the Pentecostal faith, a housewife, mother and resident of Dexter...
David Lee Dowdy
David Lee Dowdy, son of Ruby Moore Dowdy of Dexter and the late Asa Dowdy was born on July 6, 1948 at Pyletown and died on Aug. 12, 2009 on his farm at Pyletown at the age of 61. David was a farmer, the former President of the Stoddard County Fair Board and was currently serving as the Board's Vice-President, a Board member of the John Bryant Scholarship, was serving on the University Of Missouri Extension Council, was a past 4H Leader and a resident of Pyletown...
Michael Anderson Cooksey
Michael Anderson Cooksey, son of Elnora Johnson Adams of Bartlett, Tenn. and Floyd Cooksey of Granbury, Texas, was born on Oct. 12, 1956 at Sikeston and died in his home at Wilmington, N.C., on July 30, 2009, at the age of 52. Michael was a member of the Port City Community Church, the owner of Michael A. ...
Robert "Jack" Wilson
Robert "Jack" Wilson, son of the late Charlie Monroe and Bertha Lillian Miflin Wilson was born in Clarkton on Dec. 14, 1924, and died at his home in Puxico on Aug. 7, 2009, at the age of 84. Mr. Wilson had lived in Puxico since 1960 after living in Morehouse and Dexter. ...
Marie Young, daughter of the late Edgar Spencer Hare and Amelia Dozier Hare, was born on Sept. 4, 1925, at Fulton, Miss., and died in her residence at Wappapello on Aug. 6, 2009 at the age of 83. Mrs. Young was a member of the Church of Christ, a former machine operator for Blue Bell at Tupelo, Miss., and a resident Wappapello...
Marie Young, a resident of Wappapello and formerly of Essex, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Glendell Ray Richard
Glendell Ray Richard, son of Eula Mae Hatchel Carson and the late George Richard, was born on March 8, 1946, at Parma and died at his residence in Bernie on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the age of 63. Mr. Richard was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a retired truck driver and was of the Full Gospel faith...
John Edward Massey
John Edward Massey, 68, of Campbell died Thursday, July 30, at his home. Mr. Massey was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Kinder. He formerly lived in Puxico and had moved to Campbell five years ago. He was a timber worker. Survivors include one daughter, Janet Martin of Dexter; four sons, John Massey of Dudley, Ricky Massey and Gary Massey, both of Poplar Bluff, and David Massey of Campbell; five brothers, Jim Massey of Calif., Ronnie Massey and Joe Massey, both of Bloomfield, Roger Massey of St. ...
Mike Cooksey, a resident of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Dexter, died on July 30, 2009 at the age of 52. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A complete obituary will follow at a later date...
PUXICO - John Edward Massey, 68, of Campbell died Thursday, July 30, at his home. Massey was born Aug. 25, 1040, in Kinder. He formerly lived in Puxico and has moved to Campbell five years ago. He was timber worker. Survivors include one daughter, Janet Martin of Dexter; four sons, John Massey of Dudley, Ricky Massey and Gary Massey, both of Poplar Bluff, and David Massey of Campbell; five brothers, Jim Massey of California, Ronnie Massey and Joe Massey, both of Bloomfield, Roger Massey of St. ...
Glen Dell Richard
Glen Dell Richard, a resident of Bernie, died on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at his residence in Bernie.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Charles Fowler, son of the late James Robert and Pearl Cecil Fowler, was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in Risco and died on Aug. 1, 2009, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 84. Mr. Fowler was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. ...