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Obituaries from November 2010

Zelma D. (Wicker) Elder (11/10/10)
Zelma D. (Wicker) Elder died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Malden at the age of 96. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Adamsville, Tenn. to the late James Henry and Effie Nola (McDaniel) Wicker. In 1932 the family moved to Southest Missouri where she met Fred Elder, and they were united in marriage on Aug. ...
Norma Lee Garner Grubbs (11/10/10)
Norma Lee Garner Grubbs, daughter of the late Robert Alexander Garner and Cora Lee DeArmen Garner, was born on Feb. 22, 1922, near Pyletown and died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Grubbs was a retired cook at the Dexter Convalescent Center. ...
Jerry Lee Mofield (11/30/10)
Jerry Lee Mofield, son of the late Robert H. Mofield and Edna Dickerson Mofield Carey was born on April 18, 1935 in Dexter and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Nov. 26, 2010 at the age of 75. Mr. Mofield attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a former employee of IXL Manufacturing in Bernie, retiring in 2004 after 42 years of service, was one of Southeast Missouri's premier basketball and baseball players in the early 1950s for Essex High School. ...
Mary Stroud Gleave (11/27/10)
Mary Stroud Gleave, 81, of Dexter died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are being handled by White Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk.
Jerry Mofield (11/27/10)
Jerry Mofield, a resident of Dexter, died on November 26, 2010 in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston at the age of 75. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Evelyn Johnson Miller (11/23/10)
Evelyn Johnson Miller, 79, a resident of Diehlstadt, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 16, 1931, at East Prairie to the late Tom and Clara Hale Johnson, she had lived in Mississippi and Scott Counties her entire life and was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Marvin Loyd Gant (11/23/10)
Marvin Loyd Gant, son of Billie Ruth Smith Gant of Dudley and the late Roy L. Gant. Loyd was born on Oct. 1, 1952 in Dexter and died at his residence in Marble Hill on Nov. 21, 2010 at the age of 58. On February 14, 2004 he was united in marriage to Alice Gail Auld at the Oxbow in Pinckneyville, Ill. Mrs. Gant survives of the home in Marble Hill...
Raymond J. Wyman (11/20/10)
Raymond J. Wyman, the son of the late Edgar Allen and Gracie Cravens Wyman was born in Parma on Aug. 5, 1933, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Nov. 18, 2010, at the age of 80. He lived his life in Parma and worked as a carpenter and as a guard at Noranda. He retired from the US Air Force where he served as a Tech. Sgt. He was a member of the Parma V. F. W. and of the Parma First Baptist Church...
Rev. Donnie Eubanks (11/20/10)
Rev. Donnie Eubanks, 59, of Bloomfield, was born Aug. 1, 1951 in Stoddard County, the son of Willard and Ruth Hornbuckle Eubanks and died Nov. 17, 2010 at his home. Donnie had been a carpenter for many years and later an over-the-road truck driver. He was an accomplished singer and guitar player. Donnie had also been a minister at a Christ Gospel Church in Mississippi...
James Dale Rampley (11/17/10)
James Dale Rampley, son of the late Charles "Franklin" Rampley and Ida Lee Walker Rampley was born on Jan. 12, 1934 in Bell City and died on Nov.16, 2010 at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Mr. Rampley was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict, a former employee of Stites Concrete for over 30 years, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Alma Woodall (11/16/10)
Alma Woodall a resident of Bernie died on Nov. 16, 2010 in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Anna Mae Flippin (11/16/10)
Anna Mae Flippin, daughter of the late Charley and Damie Whitehead Walker, was born in Ripley County on March 23, 1929, and died at the St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the age of 81. She had lived in Dudley before moving to Chesterfield in 2005. She was of the Baptist faith...
Melissa Anne Copeland (11/16/10)
Melissa Anne Copeland, daughter of the late Alton and Jonnie Sue Copeland, was born on Jan. 13, 1979 in Poplar Bluff and died on Nov. 13, 2010, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 31. Melissa was employed at The Daily Statesman as circulation assistant for the past four years and was a lifelong resident of Dexter...
Buford Summers (11/13/10)
Buford Summers, son of the late J. B. Summers and Ora Lee Elder Summers, was born on Dec. 30, 1945 at Blytheville, Ark. and died in his residence near Dexter on Nov. 12, 2010 at the age of 64. Mr. Summers was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vienam War, a former engineer with the Corp of Engineers and a resident of Dexter...
Carole A. Bays (11/12/10)
Carole A. Bays, the daughter of Mary Ann Hagar Bays and the late Clarence Gene Bays, was born in West Hamlin, W.Va., on Oct. 15, 1957, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the age of 53. She had lived in Dexter and Essex areas most all her life...
Norma Lee Garner Grubbs (11/11/10)
Norma Lee Garner Grubbs, daughter of the late Robert Alexander Garner and Cora Lee DeArmen Garner, was born on Feb. 22, 1922, near Pyletown and died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Grubbs was a retired cook at the Dexter Convalescent Center. ...
Erma L. Warren (11/08/10)
Erma L. Warren, daughter of the late Fred and Stella Robinson Melton, was born near Dexter on March 11, 1924, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 7, 2010, at the age of 86. She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a long time member of the South Pleasant Valley Church near Dexter. She had worked at Elder's Manufacturing in Dexter for many years...
Larry Gene Maronay (11/08/10)
Larry Gene Maronay, 32, of Wappapello died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The son of Ed and Shirley Maronay, he was born Nov. 15, 1977, in Blytheville, Ark. Surviving are his parents, Ed and Shirley Maronay of Wappapello; three brothers, Christopher Maronay and his wife, Kim, of Dexter, Eddie Maronay and his wife, Ginger, of Wappapelo, and Steven Maronay; his grandmothers, Christiane McElyea of Kennett and Enealy Maronay of Wardell; five nephews, Gordell Maronay of Dexter, Eddie Maronay, Seath Maronay, Josh Maronay and Jonathan Maronay, all of Arkansas; an uncle, Larry Gene Dudley of Caruthersville; and many relatives and friends.. ...
June Carol Chen (11/08/10)
June Carol Chen, daughter of H. Marian Smith and the late Fergus Murray of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was born on Jan. 19, 1946, in the little town of Castor, AB, Canada, and grew up in nearby Edmonton. June died on Nov. 3, 2010 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 64...
Rev. Vaughn Wright (11/08/10)
"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly." (Patrick Overton, The Learning Tree, 1975). Vaughn L. Wright was taught to fly on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the age of 59 after a six-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease...
Ervin Schmittzehe (11/06/10)
Ervin Schmittzehe, son of the late Erwin Anthony Schmittzehe and Edith Beryl Leadbetter Schmittzehe, was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in St. Louis and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Nov. 3, 2010 at the age of 85. Mr. Schmittzehe was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army where he was a member of the 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles. ...
Kurtis "Ras" Hall (11/04/10)
Kurtis "Ras" Hall, son of Charles Wesley and Susan Emma Jean Holden Hall, was born on Aug. 24, 1952, in Poplar Bluff and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeaui on Nov. 3, 2010, at the age of 58. Mr. Hall worked for Dave Morris Construction and was a member of the Missouri Southern Baptist Church in Essex. He was an avid bowler and hunter. He lived his whole life in the Essex area...
June Carol Chen (11/04/10)
June Carol Chen was born on Jan. 19, 1946 in Castor, AB Canada and died on Nov. 3, 2010 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Betty Wiggins (11/04/10)
Betty Wiggins, daughter of the late Charles Thompson and Mary Alice Baker Thompson was born on July 26, 1937 in Sarasota, Fla. and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, on Nov. 3, 2010 at the age of 73. Mrs. Wiggins was a homemaker, member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, and a former resident of Dexter...
Randall Eugene Tucker (11/04/10)
Randall Eugene Tucker, 54, of Holts Summit, died on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at his home. He was born July 8, 1956 in Dexter, the son of Emerson Eugene and Naomi Corrine Creed Tucker. He is survived by two brothers, Carl David (Kathleen) Tucker of Americus, Ga., and Charles Christopher Tucker of Kerrville, Texas; one sister, Deborah Lynne Galloway of Collierville, Tenn.; one step-sister, Donna Merritt; one step-brother, Anthony Charles of Jefferson City; step-mother, Venice "Mom" Tucker, of Jefferson City: and nieces, Lauren Allen, Megan Galloway, Allana Carlton; and nephew, John Merritt.. ...
William "Bill" Horn (11/03/10)
William Carlton "Bill" Horn, son of the late Lillie Stephens Horn Woodruff and Cairl Woodruff was born on Jan. 10, 1925 at Bernie and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Nov. 1, 2010 at the age of 85. Mr. Horn was a member of the Dexter First Church of God, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II, a former painter with Mid- South Painting and Drywall and a resident of Dexter...