Obituaries from October 2010
Emory "Barney" Shaffer
Emory "Barney" Shaffer, son of the late Booker T. and Madge Edith Shaffer, was born on Oct. 29, 1932 in Pascola and died on Wednes-day, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 77. Mr. Shaffer attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, served in the United States Air Force, was a retired mechanic at Allen Christian in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter. ...
Rev. Donald Lee Harrington
Rev. Donald Lee Harrington of Locust Grove, Ark., died in his home on Oct. 25, 2010, at the age of 74. Born Aug. 17, 1936, to Elmer Harrington and Iona Helms Harrington of Weingarten, he served our country in the United States Air Force and went in service for Christ. He was the Founder of American Indian Ministries...
Wanda Lee Chamberlain
Wanda Lee Chamberlain, daughter of the late Louie Taylor and Ether Mae Sircloumb, was born on Feb. 2, 1927, in Matthews and died on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 83. Mrs. Chamberlain was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Greggory D. "Gregg" Pulley
Greggory D. "Gregg" Pulley, 49, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Pulley, alo known as "Possum", was born Nov. 20, 1960 in Sikeston. He was of the Methodist faith and was employed as the maintenance supervisor at Schaller Hardwood Lumber Co. ...
Shirley Ann Fuwell
Shirley Ann Fuwell, daughter of the late Cecil Allen Stepp and Nancy Carnell Stepp, was born on Nov. 29, 1936 at Camden, Tenn., and died in the Texas County Memorial Hospital at Houston on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the age of 73. Mrs. Fuwell was a home-maker and resident of Houston...
Otto William Roberts
Otto William Roberts died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Oct.17, 2010, at the age of 91. He was born Nov. 29, 1918 at Sharum, Ark., son of Otto Henry and Rhoda Samantha Flanigan Roberts. On Aug. 22, 1938, he and Doris Edith Martin were married at New Madrid. Mrs. Roberts preceded him in death on June 5, 1999...
Julius P. "Jud" Bostic
Julius P. "Jud" Bostic, son of the late Ben and Catherine Knuckles Bostic, was born in Lilbourn on Dec. 25, 1941, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Oct. 14, 2010, at the age of 68. Mr. Bostic had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He had worked for 25 years at Purolator in Dexter and was a truck driver. He had attended the Church on the Rock in Morehouse and was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
Joan Elizabeth Appleton Lewis
Joan Elizabeth Appleton Lewis, daughter of the late Lucian Appleton and Mary Tarrants Appleton, was born on Feb. 9, 1952 at Morehouse and died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 58. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker, had been a cook and custodian for Bernie Public Schools for over 13 years, and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Bernie...
James T. Sanders
James T. Sanders, son of the late Benjamin Thomas and Eva Mae Schumpert Sanders, was born in Parma on July 8, 1937, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 13, 2010, at the age of 73. Mr. Sanders had lived in Mississippi and St. Louis for a short time and had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He was retired and had worked at Nestle-Purina near Bloomfield. He was a past member of the Eagles Aerie in Advance...
Quintine Jeffrey Alexander Schmidt
Quintine Jeffrey Alexander Schmidt, son of Erik Schmidt and Candice Rodgers Schmidt of Dexter, was born on March 27, 2010 at Sikeston and died at his residence in Dexter on Oct. 12, 2010 at the age of six months and fifteen days. Quintine is survived by his parents, Erik and Candice Schmidt of the home; his maternal grandparents, Kimberly Buchanan of Malden and Chad Cobb of Malden; his paternal grandparents, Tracy and Ameal Lemons of Dexter and Eric Schmidt of St. ...
Leah Mae Robertson
Leah Mae Robertson, daughter of the late Autie A. and Ora Bailey Almond, was born in Aid on Nov. 8, 1934, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the age of 75. Mrs. Robertson had lived in Bloomfield most of her life. She was baptized and saved and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Gail Launius, son of the late Ervin "Nub" Launius and Ruby Hopkins Launius, was born on May 14, 1948, in Bloomfield and died on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 62. Mr. Launius attended the New Bethel Church and was a resident of Dexter...
Bonda Kinslow, daughter of the late William Dewey Ridings and Willie Mae Shands Ridings, was born on Dec. 31, 1940, in Silverdale and died lon Oct. 10, 2010, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 69. Mrs. Kinslow was a former registered nurse at various hospitals and nursing homes; music was a major part of her life. She was a private music teacher and enjoyed playing the piano and organ at various churches. Bonda was a resident of Dexter...
Billy G. Jarrell
Billy G. Jarrell, son of the late Lou David and Ada Harris Jarrell, was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Stoddard County and died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the age of 77. Mr. Jarrell worked in concrete construction for many years and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jarrell lived his whole life in the north Stoddard County area...
Patsy Ruth Lynch
Patsy Ruth Lynch, daughter of the late Bob and Lettie Malone Cantrell, was born in Leora on May 8, 1935, and died at her home in Puxico on Oct. 7, 2010, at the age of 75. She had lived in Pontiac, Mich., before moving to Puxico in 1980. She had worked in housekeeping at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and at the Puxico Nursing Center for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico. Patsy enjoyed playing bingo, bunco and bowling...
Claude F. Stephens
Claude F. Stephens, 96, of Advance was born July 12, 1924, in McGee, the son of James and Ada Trafford Stephens, and died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Claude had been a cattle farmer for 20 years. He had been a construction worker for 13 years. ...
Imogene Alexander, daughter of the late David Wilson and Connie Proffer Wilson, was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in Puxico and died at the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Elberton, Ga,m on Oct. 3, 2010, at the age of 85. Mrs. Alexander was of the Methodist faith, a former employee with Allstate Insurance Company, and a former resident of Dexter, currently residing in Georgia...
Rev. James J. Davis
Rev. James J. Davis, son of the late James Davis and Eva "Maggie" Wiseman Davis, was born on July 3, 1924, in Gideon and died on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 86. Mr. Davis was a retired Methodist minister of 26 years in Southeast Missouri, member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff, veteran of the United State Air Force, and a resident of Bloomfield...
James Davis, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 86.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
L. B. Black, son of the late Vern and Lou Tucker Black, was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in Grayridge and died on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at the age of 85. Mr. Black owned Black's Grocery for over 25 years in Essex. Mr. Black was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps serving as a turret gunner in World War II, stationed in Bari, Italy...
L. B. Black, 86, a lifetime resident of the Essex community, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Watkins & Sons Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper...