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Obituaries from January 2011

Jay Allen Parsley (01/18/11)
Jay Allen Parsley, son of Allen and Pamela Campbell Parsley of Puxico, was born on March 8, 1971 at Granite City, Ill. and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Jan. 16, 2011 at the age of 39. Jay was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church near Puxico where he served as Deacon, a Corporal in the Missouri State Highway Patrol a member of the Puxico Public Schools Board of Education and a resident of rural Puxico...
Eva (Martin) Wilson (01/18/11)
Eva (Martin) Wilson, daughter of the late Isaac N. Martin and Rosa (Rollison) Martin, was born near Swinton, Mo. on Aug. 4, 1914, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Jan. 14, 2011, at the age of 96. On Dec. 30, 1933, she was married to Howard Wilson of Leora, Mo. who died on June 9, 1969...
Billy Eugene Brown, Sr. (01/18/11)
Billy Eugene Brown, Sr. of Springfield, formerly of Dexter, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Springfield. He was the son of Maurillian Maloney Brown and John Francis Brown. He was first united in marriage to Alta Henson on Oct. 1, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 1993. He was united in marriage to Mary Maxine James on March 3, 2001, at Dexter, and she survives of the home in Springfield...
Virgil F. Hanes (01/18/11)
Virgil F. Hanes, son of the late Benjamin and Nina Haywood Hanes, was born in Summer, Ill., on Oct. 13, 1931, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Jan. 17, 2011, at the age of 79. Mr. Hanes had lived in Michigan until his retirement from the Ford Motor Company and moved back to Bloomfield several years ago. ...
Eva Wilson (01/14/11)
Eva Wilson, born on Aug. 4, 1914, died at her home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the age of 96. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Leonard D. Carwile (01/14/11)
Leonard D. Carwile, son of the late James Carwile and Daisy Duffie Carwile, was born on Sept. 20, 1930 in Dexter, Mo. and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at the age of 80. Mr. Carwile was a former employee of General Mills in West Chicago, Ill., veteran of the United States Army serving in Korean Conflict, and a resident of Dexter...
C.C. Godfrey (01/14/11)
C.C. Godfrey, son of the late Rado Godfrey and Darcus Ragland Godfrey, was born on Sept. 17, 1911 in Tilley, Ark. and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at the age of 99. Mr. Godfrey was a Farmer for many years and a resident of Dexter...
C.C. Godfrey (01/13/11)
C.C. Godfrey, a resident of Dexter, Mo. died on Jan. 12, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leonard Carwile (01/13/11)
Leonard Carwile, a resident of Dexter, Mo.died on Jan. 12, 2011 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lendal Buttry (01/06/11)
Lendal Buttry, son of the late Raymond "Buck" Buttry and Sarah Storz Buttry was born in Puxico, Mo. on Feb. 27, 1923 and died in Dexter on Jan. 3, 2011 at the age of 87. Mr. Buttry was owner and operator of the Western Auto Store in Bernie until his retirement. ...
Alfred C. Brittain (01/30/11)
Alfred Carnell Brittain, son of the late Lige and Nora Brittain, was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in Charlotte, Ark. and died Jan. 27, 2011, in Huntsville, Ala. at the age of 85. Mr. Brittain was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired elementary school principal and school teacher in Southeast Missouri. ...
Marilyn Cagle (01/30/11)
Marilyn Cagle, daughter of Opal Cornelison Edwards and the late Loyd M. Edwards, was born June 27, 1945 in Dexter, Mo. and died on Jan. 27, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. at the age of 65. She had lived in the area most of her life. She attended the First Church of God in Dexter...
Billie Ruth Gant (01/30/11)
Billie Ruth Gant, 82, of Dudley, died Friday, Ja. 28, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are pending with White-Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk.
Naomi Hamby (01/28/11)
Naomi Hamby, daughter of the late James Martin Copeland and LoDelia Amonett Copeland, was born on March 22, 1921 in Byrdstown, Tenn. and died on Jan. 27, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 89. Mrs. Hamby was a homemaker, a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Evella Cagle (01/28/11)
Evella Cagle, daughter of the late Fred L. and Flora Bright Cagle, was born near Leora, Mo., on Dec. 31, 1919, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on Jan. 27, 2011, at the age of 91. She had lived in the Leora and Bloomfield areas all of her life. She was a member of the Union Grove General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
Goldie Watkins Depriest (01/26/11)
Goldie Watkins Depriest, daughter of the late Roe Fortner and Elsie Layton Fortner, was born on March 22, 1922 in rural Bloom-field, Mo., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. on Jan. 24, 2011 at the age of 88. Goldie was a housewife and a resident of Dexter...
Virgie White (01/25/11)
Virgie (Graham) White, the daughter of the late John Austin and Gennie Elizabeth Hawkins Fielder, was born in Point Pleasant, Mo., on Sept. 29, 1919, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the age of 91...
Earlinda DeAnn Adams (01/25/11)
Earlinda DeAnn Adams, daughter of Anna Mae Smiley Adams of Dexter and the late Earl Durward Adams was born on Sept. 11, 1963 at Poplar Bluff and died at her residence at Dexter on Jan. 23, 2011 at the age of 47. Earlinda was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a former secretary for the Tom's Food Franchise in Dexter, and a former employee of the Moonier Greenhouse in Perryville. ...
T.J. McFarlen (01/25/11)
T.J. McFarlen, son of the late Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" McFarlen and Della Temples, Mr. McFarlen, was born on Sept. 27, 1922, in Dexter and died on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 88. Mr. McFarlen was a farmer, a mechanic for International Harvester and John Deere Worley Implement. He had the longest membership at the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Samuel Lee Walker (01/25/11)
Samuel Lee Walker, son of Hazel Vivian Gregory Walker Crouch and the late Lester Samuel Walker was born on June 16, 1947 at Saginaw, Michigan and died at Bernie, Mo. on Jan. 20, 2011 at the age of 63. He was employed by the City of Bernie and was a resident of Bernie...
Samuel Lee Walker (01/22/11)
Samuel Lee Walker, son of Hazel Vivian Gregory Walker Crouch and the late Lester Samuel Walker was born on June 16, 1947 at Saginaw, Michigan and died at Bernie, Mo. on Jan. 20, 2011 at the age of 63. He was employed by the City of Bernie and was a resident of Bernie...
Eldon B. Cook (01/22/11)
Eldon B. Cook died Jan. 21, 2011 at the age of 73. He was born in Bloomfield, Mo. and graduated from Bloomfield High School. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Cook (nee: Welker), whom he married on July 31, 1957; his children, Debra Ann (Cook) Thurston (Brian) of Florissant, Mo. ...
Dennis Backfisch (01/22/11)
Dennis Backfisch, 63, of Ozark, Mo. died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Dennis was born Aug. 20, 1947 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the son of Charles and Jeannette (Boyer) Backfisch. As a young man, Dennis lived in Dexter and worked at the Missouri Department of Transportation. He was active in the Stoddard County Civil Defense and was an officer of the Dexter Jaycees. Dennis was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus in Dexter...
Virgie White (01/22/11)
Virgie White, 91, of Dudley, Missouri, died Friday January 21, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter. Full obit to follow.
Bill Gromer (01/21/11)
Bill Gromer, son of the late Howard Eugene Singleton and Lillie Myrtle Richie Gromer, was born in rural Stoddard County, Mo., on Aug. 23, 1948, and died near Dexter, Mo. on Jan. 19, 2011, at the age of 62. He had lived in Dexter the past six months and had lived in Reynolds County most of his life. He was a repairman for coin operated machines, was of the Pentecost faith and enjoyed coon hunting...
Dusty Lee Anthony (01/20/11)
Dusty Lee Anthony, son of Tommy Wayne Anthony and Tonya Rena Keeling Anthony, was born on Sept. 30, 1993, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and died at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at the age of 17. Dusty was a junior at Puxico High School...
Deanna Kay Gibson (01/20/11)
Deanna Kay Gibson, daughter of the late John Daniel Young and Gladys Hazel Allen Young was born Nov. 9, 1951 in Bernie, Mo. and died at her residence in Bernie on Jan. 18, 2011 at the age of 59. Mrs. Gibson had been Bernie City Clerk for over 18 years and was now employed by BPS Telephone Company of Bernie as assistant office supervisor. She was a member of the Bernie Northside Baptist Church...
William Edeard O'Neal, Jr. (01/15/11)
William Edward O'Neal Jr., son of the late William Edward O'Neal and Ruby Grable O'Neal was born on May 11, 1943 in Malden, Missouri and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Friday Jan. 14, 2011 at the age of 67. Mr. O'Neal was the night manager at Town and Country Super Market in Dexter for many years and a resident of Dexter...
Iva Wilson (01/15/11)
Eva (Martin) Wilson, daughter of the late Isaac N. Martin and Rosa (Rollison) Martin, was born near Swinton, Mo. on Aug. 4, 1914, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Jan. 14, 2011, at the age of 96 years, 4 months and 10 days. On December 30, 1933, she was married to Howard Wilson of Leora, Mo. who died on June 9, 1969...
Frank Heitman (01/12/11)
Frank Heitman, age 80, died Jan. 8, 2011 in Houston, Texas. He was born on Jan. 20, 1930, in Hannibal, Mo. to Benjamin Franklin Heitman and Edith Gardner Heitman. He has been a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God for 47 years. On Aug. 26, 1950 he married Ruth Horstbrink. ...
Jerry Christman (01/11/11)
Jerry Christman, son of the late William Christman and Anna Christman Finley, was born on June 10, 1935 in Dexter, Mo., and died at his residence in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the age of 75. Mr. Christman, was a former carpet layer at Morgan Furniture Company in Dexter for over 35 years, a farmer, and a resident of Dexter...
Michael Shea (01/11/11)
Michael Shea, son of Robert Francis Shea and Pricilla Lord Shea Teeters, was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on May 20, 1954, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Jan. 9, 2011, at the age of 56. Mr. Shea had lived in the Southeast Missouri area the past 13 years. He had worked in Perryville at TG-USA before his health forced his retirement...
Raymond H. Price (01/11/11)
Raymond Houston Price, 101 years old, died at King's Grant House in Virginia Beach, Va., on Dec. 31, 2010. He is survived in Virginia by his daughter, Shirley Proffer, and husband Jerry Proffer; grandson Dirk Proffer; and five great-grandchildren. In Missouri, he is survived by Conrad Alleman; Constance, Kenneth, Jessica and Eric Parris; Marjorie, Larry and Kevin Kinnard: James and Gwen Price; grandchildren, Jamie Land and Shea Malone; and two great-grandchildren...
Frank J. Box (01/08/11)
Frank J. Box died on Jan. 6, 2011, at the age of 77, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. He was born at Tanner, Mo. on April 12, 1933, the son of the late Amos John and Fay (Newton) Box. He was a member of the Dexter First Assembly of God at the time of his death. ...
Paul Wade Plunkett (01/07/11)
Paul Wade Plunkett, 52, of Holts Summit, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. He was born Jan. 5, 1958 in Gobler, Mo., a son of Paul Lee and Alta Duvall Plunkett. Paul was a 1975 graduate of Dexter High School and a 1997 graduate of Lincoln University...
Lillian Milligan (01/05/11)
Lillian Milligan, daughter of the late Otis Milligan and Sarah Gilooly Jackson was born on Nov. 30, 1928 in Lawrance County, Ark. and died on Jan. 4, 2011 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 82. Ms. Milligan was retired from Elders Manufacturing where she worked for 47 years, attended the Bernie Church of Christ and was a resident of Dexter...
Helen G. Bowman (01/05/11)
Helen G. Bowman, daughter of the late Lewis Cartwright and Geneva Livingston Cartwright Pyle, was born on Aug. 7, 1937 in Bernie, Mo., and died at Malden Nursing Center in Malden, Mo. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the age of 73. Mrs. Bowman had managed rental property and had farmed during her life. She loved reading books, cooking, sewing and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie and was a resident of Bernie...
Lendal Buttry (01/04/11)
Lendal Buttry, a resident of Bernie, died on Jan. 3, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Ruth Virginia Lewis (01/04/11)
Ruth Virginia Lewis, daughter of the late Chester and Ina Turner Fowler, was born on June 8, 1923 in Brownwood, Mo. and died on Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 87. Mrs. Lewis was baptized in the Christian faith, a homemaker and loved to sew and make quilts. She was an assembly line worker for Purolator Filter Company in Dexter, and she was a resident of Dexter...
James Arthur "Jimmy" Rieffer (01/04/11)
James Arthur "Jimmy" Rieffer, son of Steve and Kathryn Hyslop of Bloomfield and the late James A. Rieffer, Sr., was born on June 14, 1973 in Potosi, Mo. and died on Jan. 1, 2011 near Dudley at the age of 37. Jimmy was an avid baseball card collector and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a 1991 graduate of Valley High School in Caledonia. He was a machine operator for UniLever in Sikeston and a resident of Dudley...
Donis Wheetly (01/04/11)
Donis Wheetly, age 71, of Puxico, Mo. died at her home in Puxico on Dec. 30, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be handled by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico. A complete obituary will be forthcoming.
Betty S. Young (01/02/11)
HILLSBORO, Ind. - Betty S. (Stuart) Young, 85, formerly of Hillsboro, Ind., and had been residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, died at her residence, surrounded by her daughters, on Wednes-day, Dec. 29, 2010. Betty was born in Dexter, Mo., on May 10, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Leslie Stuart and Frona (Francis) Stuart Morrow. Betty was raised in Dexter, graduating from Dexter High School in 1943...