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Obituaries from March 2010

Roy Garner (03/31/10)
Roy Garner, a resident of rural Dudley, died on March 30, 2010, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billy Joe Mekan (03/31/10)
Billy Joe Mekan died March 30, 2010, at his residence in Butler County. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mary Fay Capps (03/31/10)
Mary Fay Capps, a resident of Dexter, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Crowley Ridge Nursing Facility in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Claude Lee Bollinger (03/31/10)
April 6, 1933-- Dec. 15, 2009 Claude Lee Bollinger, 76 of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Dec.15, 2009, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City after a long battle with cancer. A memorial/graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Stoddard County, in Tillman, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Military honors will be held under the auspices of Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard...
Seldon F. Quick (03/30/10)
Seldon F. Quick, son of the late Luther and Millie Scism Quick, was born in Bloomfield on Jan. 17, 1918, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on March 28, 2010, at the age of 92. Mr. Quick had lived in Bloomfield all his life. ...
Dalton Becker (03/30/10)
Dalton Becker, son of the late Henry Becker and Agnes Braswell Becker, was born on Aug. 9, 1935 at London, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on March 28, 2010 at the age of 74. Mr. Becker was a member of the Dexter Church Of Christ, a former plant operator for the City of St. Louis Water Treatment Plant, a member of Dexter Masonic Lodge #532 and a resident of Dexter...
Clarence "Fat" Taylor (03/27/10)
Clarence "Fat" Taylor, son of the late Thomas A. Taylor and Virginia Bell Crutcher Taylor, was born on Oct. 21, 1912 at Essex and died at his residence at Essex on March 26, 2010 at the age of 97. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Essex, a farmer, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a resident of Essex...
Cyril Marchant, Sr. (03/27/10)
Cyril Edward Marchant, Sr., son of the late Arville Marchant and Fannie Woods Marchant, was born on June 20, 1924, at Pineville, Ark., and died in his residence at Dexter on Friday, March 26, 2010, at the age of 85. Mr. Marchant was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter where he served as deacon. ...
Bill F. Harris (03/25/10)
Bill F. Harris, son of the late Earnest Newton and Minty Jane Welker Harris, was born in Bloomfieldi on April 22, 1927, and died at his home near Bloomfield on March 23, 2010, at the age of 82. Mr. Harris had lived in Bloomfield all his life. He was a lifetime farmer and a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield. ...
Terry Joe Bass (03/24/10)
Terry Joe Bass, 48, of Jackson died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1962, in Chaffee, to Joe E. and Clara Conklin Bass. He and Linda Hunt were married July 10, 1987, in Cape Girardeau. Bass worked for Berlex Laboratories 15 years and then for Novartis Pharmaceuticals eight years...
Ronald Turner Sr. (03/23/10)
Ronald Turner Sr., son of the late Robert L. Turner and Lesteen Huff, was born on Nov. 16, 1941 in St. Louis and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on March 21, 2010 at the age of 68. Mr. Turner was a former employee with Federal Mogul in Malden and a resident of Dexter...
Thomas R. "Bud" Meadows (03/23/10)
Thomas R. "Bud" Meadows, the son of the late Thomas Alan and Kathryn Orr Chapin, was born in Pontiac, Mich., on Aug. 10, 1935, and died at his residence in Dudley on March 19, 2010, at the age of 74. Arrangements are being handled at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Cloyd Walker (03/23/10)
Cloyd Walker, a man about town, who lived a most remarkable and joyful life, died on March 20, 2010, in Dexter. He was 93. Cloyd was born on Sept. 8, 1916, in Sturdivant to Eugene and Mary Jane Walker. He was the sixth child of nine brothers and sisters: Paul, Jessie, Cledis "Joe," Truman, Wilburn, Georgie, Wanda, Harold, and Mary Lou. ...
Nancy Jo Kinder (03/20/10)
Nancy Jo Kinder was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, March 17, 2010, at the age of 71. Arrangements are being handled by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Imogene Harper (03/18/10)
Imogene Harper, daughter of the late John Wyatt and Rosa Masterson Musgrave, was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Wayne City, Ill. and died at her home in Bloomfield on March 16, 2010 at the age of 82. Mrs. Harper had lived in Bloomfield most of her life. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Vinie Mae Stafford (03/18/10)
Vinie Mae Stafford, 74, of Bernie was born Sept. 14, 1935, at Point Pleasant and died Monday, March 15, 2010, at her residence in Bernie. On Jan. 9, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold Lloyd Stafford in Piggott, Ark. He survives of the home. She is the daughter of the late Robert Roy Coleman and Virgie Irene Florrow Coleman...
Debra Ann Pittman (03/17/10)
Debra Ann Pittman of Dexter was born April 27, 1953, in Kenosha, Wis., and died March 15, 2010. Arrangements are with Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Ruth Evelyn Crenshaw (03/16/10)
Ruth Evelyn Crenshaw, daughter of the late Harve Burdine and Vesty Parks Burdine, was born on Oct. 1, 1915, at Bloomfield and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on March 15, 2010 at the age of 94. Mrs. Crenshaw was affiliated with the Pleasant Grove Community Church, a former employee of the Elder Manufacturing Company in Bloomfield, the former owner of Ruth's Fabric Shop in Bloomfield, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Margaret Marie Killmer Asbell (03/16/10)
Margaret Marie Killmer Asbell, daughter of the late Virgil Ezra Killmer and Rhoda Jane Rankin Killmer, was born on April 17, 1928, at Pyletown and died in her residence at Dexter on March 14, 2010 at the age of 81. She was a member of the First Church Of God in Dexter, a former employee of the International Shoe Company and the Elder Manufacturing Company, both in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Violet Matthews (03/12/10)
Violet Matthews, daughter of the late Loren Thomas and Audrey Tolbert Mitchell, was born in Carrier Mills, Ill., on Sept. 9, 1939, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on March 12, 2010, at the age of 70. Arrangements will be handled by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Betty Jo Harp (03/12/10)
Betty Jo Harp, daughter of the late A. W. and Nota Graves Summers, was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., on June 27, 1930, and died at her home in Morehouse, Missour on March 12, 2010, at the age of 79. Arrangements will be handled by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse...
Elsa Smith (03/11/10)
Elsa Smith, daughter of the late Letcher F. Shearon and Bertha Hartley Shearon, was born on March 12, 1914 at Grayridgei and died in the Grace Healthcare of Cordova at Cordova, Tenn. on March 9, 2010 at the age of 95. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the Dexter Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 511, a former member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years, the former owner of Smith and Son Grocery in Dexter, a former resident of Dexter and current resident of Cordova, Tenn.. ...
Armand Wood (03/10/10)
Armand Wood, son of Yvonne Farmer Taylor of Wappapello and the late Max Wood was born on Feb. 12, 1963 in Detroit, Mich. and died at his residence in Dexter on March 9, 2010 at the age of 47. On June 22, 1990 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Mansker in Dexter. Mrs. Wood survives of the home in Dexter...
Sherley Jane Chamberlain (03/10/10)
Sherley Jane Chamberlain, daughter of the late Harley T. & Minnie Davis Spitler, was born in Lamar, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1939, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on March 9, 2010, at the age of 71. Mrs. Chamberlain had lived in Dexter most of her life. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Darris Gene Pruitt (03/10/10)
Darris Gene Pruitt, son of the late Wilma Courter VanPool and Charles Everett Pruitt, was born on Oct. 16, 1947, at St. Louis and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on March 8, 2010, at the age of 62...
Gladys Barnes (03/10/10)
Gladys Barnes died on Mar. 10, 2010, in her residence at Circle City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elsa Smith (03/10/10)
Elsa Smith, a former resident of Dexter, died on Mar. 9, 2010 in the Grace Healthcare of Cordova, Tenn. at the age of 96. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Jo Overfelt (03/10/10)
Betty Jo Overfelt, daughter of the late Homer and Versa Elledge of LaPorte, Ind., was received into the arms of her savior on March 8, 2010, at the age of 67. Betty was born on June 21, 1942 in St. Louis and died peacefully at her home in Dexter. She was united in marriage to her beloved, Jerry Overfelt, on Oct. 26, 1963, in Buckner. Mr. Overfelt survives of the home in Dexter...
Freeman Delbert Williams (03/09/10)
Freeman Delbert Williams, 82, of Jackson, formerly of Manila, Ark. and Dexter, died Sunday, arch 7, 2010, at Cape Girardeau. Born at Beach Grove, Ark., he was the son of the late Roy and Mamie Harvel Williams and had been a resident of Jackson for the past 11 years...
Betty Overfelt (03/09/10)
Betty Overfelt, a resident of Dexter, was born on June 21, 1942 and died on Mar 8, 2010 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Darris Pruitt (03/09/10)
Darris Pruitt, resident of Dexter was born on Oct. 16, 1947 and died on Mar. 8, 2010 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 62. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Samuel "Mickey" Brannock (03/09/10)
Samuel "Mickey" Brannock, 95, of Evansville, Ind., died on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Mickey retired in 1978 as district sales manager for Kelloggs Cereal Company of Battle Creek, Mich. He worked in southern Indiana, southern Illinois and western Kentucky. He was a veteran of Worl War II serving in the South Pacific and attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was a disabled American veteran, member of the American Legion #44, and V.F.W. 1114...
Patsy Nephler Smith (03/09/10)
Patsy Nephler Smith, 67, of Rockwood, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn. Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Bernie, she was the daughter of Chester A. and Velta Whitehead Gough. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Gough; a sister, Annis Clark; and a daughter, Samantha L. Nephler...
Larry Mouser (03/05/10)
Larry Mouser, son of Glen Dale Mouser and Ruth Lawson Mouser of Essex, was born on April 14, 1956 at Poplar Bluff and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on March 4, 2010 at the age of 53. Mr. Mouser was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, a 30 year employee of Arvin-Meritor in Dexter and a resident of Essex. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals and rarely missed a game...
Edward Ray Mooney (03/04/10)
Edward Ray Mooney, son of the late A. F. Mooney and Dovie Ham-Jones Mooney was born in Blytheville, Ark., on June 22, 1925, and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on March 3, 2010 at the age of 84. Mr. Mooney was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, had been a bus driver for Bernie Public Schools for over 33 years and was a resident of Bernie...
Edward Mooney (03/03/10)
Edward Mooney, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 84. Mr. Mooney was a resident of Bernie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Norma McConnell Ellsworth (03/03/10)
Norma McConnell Ellsworth, daughter of the late Arthur McConnell and Gracie Williams McConnell was born on May 4, 1921 in Malden and died at her residence in Dexter, on March 1, 2010 at the age of 88. Mrs. Ellsworth was a former member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where she was an active participant as long as her health permitted. ...
Norma Ellsworth (03/02/10)
Norma Ellsworth, a resident of Dexter, Missouri passed away on Monday March 1, 2010 at her residence in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.