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Obituaries from February 2011

Essie Crank (02/22/11)
Essie Crank, daughter of the late Hosea W. and Mary Parks Crank, was born in Malden, Mo., on March 9, 1921, and diedy at the Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. on Feb. 19, 2011, at the age of 89. She had lived in Pontiac, Mich., from 1944-1980, then moving to Dexter. She had taught bible study at Central Gardens in Dexter every Sunday for many years...
Andlee Fraiser (02/22/11)
Andlee Fraiser, son of the late James W. and Kate Denson Fraiser, was born in Bernie, Mo., on Aug. 12, 1919, and died at the Scenic Nursing & Rehab Center in Herulaneum, Mo., on Feb. 20, 2011, at the age of 91. Mr. Fraiser had lived in the Dexter area for many years. He had worked for Continental Grain loading barges and worked as groundskeeper at the Dexter Memorial Hospital for several years before he retired...
Mavis Marie Britton (02/22/11)
Mavis Marie Britton, daughter of the late Loran Tanner and Elva Atteberry Tanner, was born on Nov. 22, 1939 at Gideon and died in the residence of her son on Feb. 21, 2011 at the age of 71. Mrs. Britton was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, a home-maker, a former waitress with the Hickory House Restaurant in Dexter, a former employee of the International Hat Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. She enjoyed crocheting, making afghans and lap quilts for the nursing home...
Lula Jarrell (02/22/11)
Lula Jarrell, daughter of the late Vernie Owens and Ivory Johnson Owens, was born on Feb. 11, 1936 at Rector, Ark. and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Feb. 20, 2011 at the age of 75. Mrs. Jarrell was of the Assembly Of God faith, the co-owner of J & L Video in Dexter, a former employee of Purolator Filter Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. She enjoyed flowers and crocheting...
James Gibson (02/22/11)
James Gibson of Dexter died on Feb. 22, 2011 in Dexter at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Kathie Goldsmith Owens (02/16/11)
Kathie Goldsmith Owens was born on Oct. 10, 1952 in Cape Girard-eau to Leslie Eugene Gold-smith and Naomi Ruth Paul Gold-smith, and died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Cancer Treatment Center of American in Tulsa, Okla. She and Bob Owens were united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1983 in Malden. She was a third grade teacher and a member of the Revival Christian Fellowship in Menifee, Calif...
John Allen Hartness (02/01/11)
John Allen Hartness, age 61, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of Dermott, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born on April 8, 1949 in Dermott, Ark., the son of Elmer F. Hartness and Martha Alexander Hartness. ...
Richard Coburn (02/01/11)
Richard Coburn, son of the late James Richard Coburn and Cleva Lucille Blocker Coburn, was born on Nov. 3, 1936 in Leachville, Ark., and died on Jan. 29, 2011 at his residence in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 74. Mr. Coburn was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former sheet metal fabricator in St. Louis, Mo., and a resident of Dexter...
Fern Fowler (02/01/11)
Fern Fowler, a resident of Dexter, died on Jan. 30, 2011 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. A complete obituary will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Howard Rhoades (02/26/11)
James Howard Rhoades, son of the late Garland Rhoades and Alice Summers Rhoades was born on March 27, 1915 in Scotland, Ark. and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. on Feb. 24, 2011 at the age of 95. Mr. Rhoades was formerly an employee as a custodian at the Ferguson Florissant R#2 School Distract. He was also a retired farmer, and a resident of Dexter...
Billie Joyce Ward Crouch (02/25/11)
Billie Joyce Ward Crouch was born on Aug. 10, 1937 in Black Oak, Arkansas to Hugh and Alma (Clark) Ward. She died on Feb. 24, 2011 at the age of 73 at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter, Mo. with family and close friends at her side. Preceding her in death were her parents and her nine brothers and sisters, Golden Ward, Vera Cannady, Leta Woodsmall, Palos Roberson, Beatrice McInturff, Imogene Wood, Ada Washington, Claude Ward, and James Ward. ...
Geraldine Duncan (02/24/11)
Geraldine Duncan, daughter of the late Elmer Louis Sanders and Bessie Irene Purcell Sanders, was born on July 27, 1944 in Essex and died on Feb. 22, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 66. Mrs. Duncan was retired from Elders Manufacturing and Arvin in Dexter. She was a member of the South Pleasant Valley Church and was a resident of Essex...
Billie Crouch (02/24/11)
Billie Crouch, a resident of Dexter, Mo. died on Feb. 24, 2011 in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Henry "Manny" Keena (02/24/11)
Henry "Manny" Keena, son of the late Thomas and Stella Smith Keena, was born in Wappapello, Mo., on Dec. 3, 1937, and died at his home near Bloomfield, Mo. on Feb. 23, 2011, at the age of 73. Mr. Keena had lived in the Bloomfield area all of his life. He had farmed all his life until retiring in 1998...
Geraldine Duncan (02/23/11)
Geraldine Duncan, a resident of Essex, Mo. died on Feb. 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James "Bud" Gibson (02/23/11)
James "Bud" Gibson, son of the late Lonnie Gibson and Hattie Duncan Gibson was born on Dec. 8, 1924 in Dexter, Mo., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 22, 2011 at the age of 86. Mr. Gibson was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, owned and operated Gibson Lime Company in Dexter, and was a resident of Dexter...
Virginia "Jennie Sue" Jarrell (02/23/11)
Virginia "Jennie Sue" Jarrell, daughter of the late George "Boge" and Ethel Aldridge Ferguson, was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on July 4, 1937, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Feb. 22, 2011, at the age of 73. Mrs. Jarrell had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and had worked at the International Hat Factory and was a caregiver for many area families...
Bobbie Ruth McAnulty (02/19/11)
Bobbie Ruth McAnulty, daughter of the late Odie and Lura Faye McGarity Morphis, was born in Russell-ville, Ark. on Feb. 2, 1923, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Feb. 18, 2011, at the age of 88. Mrs. McAnulty had lived in the Morehouse and Essex area most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Jasper W. Miller (02/19/11)
Jasper William "J.W." Miller, 86, a resident of Diehl-stadt, Mo., died at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Dec. 29, 1924 at Advance, Mo., to the late Jasper Utah and Alma Edith McClain Miller, he had lived in Diehlstadt most of his life where he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II...
Cecil H. Wilson (02/18/11)
Cecil H. Wilson, son of the late Henry and Dora Wilson, was born in Essex, Mo., on April 5, 1920, and died at the Kith Haven Nursing Home in Flint, Mich., on Feb. 6, 2011, at the age of 90. Mr. Wilson had lived in Dexter and Essex most of his life until moving to Flint, Mich., several years ago. He was retired from the General Motors V-8 Engine plant in Michigan...
Lena Mae Patterson (02/15/11)
Lena Mae Patterson, daughter of the late Dempsey and Flora Blocker Frymire, was born in Grassy, Mo., on May 21, 1955, and died at her home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the age of 55. She had lived in the area all of her life. She had worked as a cook at Cow Town and Elderland Restaurants...
Wanda Lee Trammell (02/15/11)
Wanda Lee Trammell, daughter of the late Raymond E. Holmes and Vera May Geeham Holmes and the woman who raised her, Ruby Holmes, was born on Oct. 17, 1925 at Sikeston and died on Feb. 12, 2011 at the Transcen-dent Health Care in Boonville, Ind., at the age of 85...
Laverne Leo Laird (02/15/11)
Laverne Leo Laird, son of the late Clyde E. and Martha Rice Laird, was born in Essex, Mo., on April 26, 1939, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo., on Feb. 13, 2011, at the age of 71. Leo had lived in the Dexter and Essex areas all his life and was a retired mechanic...
Charles R. "Tinker" Tilley, Sr. (02/15/11)
Charles R. "Tinker" Tilley, Sr., the son of the late John Henry and Vevie Dillard Drye Tilley, was born in Sherrill, Ark., on Aug. 17, 1946 and died at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on Feb. 11, 2011, at the age of 64. Charles had worked in the St. ...
Robert T. "Bob" Jackson (02/11/11)
Robert T. "Bob" Jackson, son of the late J.M. Jackson and Florence Whitman Jackson, was born on June 3, 1918 in Sardis, Miss. and died on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 92. Mr. Jackson attended the Gray Ridge General Baptist Church, was a farmer and a resident of Essex...
Gwen Robey (02/09/11)
Gwen Robey, daughter of the late Sanford Coffer and Golda Henson Coffer, was born on March 7, 1931 at Sikeston and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 7, 2011 at the age of 79. Ms. Robey was a member of the Advance Church Of Christ, a former employee of the Advance Nursing Home, a former resident of Advance and a resident of Dexter...
Doyle Leo "Bro. Honey" Stogsdill (02/09/11)
Doyle Leo "Bro. Honey" Stogsdill, son of the late Charles and Myrtol Rayfield Stogsdill, was born in Ellington, Mo., on March 23, 1934, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the age of 76. Mr. Stogsdill served in the U. ...
Charles Middleton (02/08/11)
Charles Middleton, son of the late Charlie Middleton and Mallie Kindle Middleton, was born on Dec. 29, 1921 at Blytheville, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at the age of 89. Mr. Middleton was retired from the United States Air Force and a resident of Dexter...
James Earl Skelton (02/08/11)
James Earl Skelton, son of the late James Melvin and Mollie Cornelia Walker Skelton, was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Dec. 12, 1923, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Feb. 5, 2011, at the age of 87. Mr. Skelton had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He attended the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church. He had been a cattle farmer all of his life and was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during World War II...
Gwen Robey (02/08/11)
Gwen Robey, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Joe H. Massey (02/08/11)
Joe H. Massey, 64, of Bloomfield, Mo., died on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Joe was born June 3, 1946, in Kinder, Mo. He had lived in the Bloom-field area for 36 years, and in Stoddard County all his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with Golden Cat until his retirement in 1994. ...
Berniece Rodgers Cox (02/08/11)
Berniece Rodgers Cox, daughter of the late Elmer and Hettie Gailey Harty, was born in Dudley, Mo., on Sept. 16, 1921, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on Feb. 5, 2011, at the age of 89. She had lived in the Dexter, Essex and Aid communities for many years and moved to Puxico, Mo., in 2004. She was a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church near Dexter...
Charles Franklin Allen (02/08/11)
Charles Franklin Allen, 74,, son of the late Orace Guy Allen and Florence Valeria Overbey Allen, was born on Nov.16, 1936, in Lamar, Ark. and died on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean/Gulf War. He was a brick layer and worked in construction, and was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Barbara A. Schuchart (02/08/11)
Barbara A. Schuchart, age 71, died at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. She was born April 7, 1939 in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Wes and Ella (Heuiser) Schuchart. Ms. Schuchart received her Catholic education at St. ...
Charles Middleton (02/05/11)
Charles Middleton, was born on Dec. 29, 2011 and died on Feb. 4, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Facility in Dexter at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Hutson L. Goza (02/03/11)
Hutson L. Goza, age 89, died Jan. 31, 2011 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Stoddard County, Mo., son of the late Albert C. and Amanda Jane (Davis) Goza. Mr. Goza was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge and had been a self-employed farmer before retiring...
Edna Scates (02/03/11)
Edna Scates, 90, daughter of the late Albert E. Choat and Essie Pullum Choat, was born on Jan. 23, 1921, in Butler County and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Feb. 2, 2011. Mrs. Scates was a member of the United Methodist Church-Hobbs Chapel near Dudley, a home-maker and resident of Poplar Bluff...
Fern Fowler (02/03/11)
Fern Fowler, 94, daughter of the late Marion Francis "Doll" Frailey and Ina Mae Clark Frailey was born on Sept. 3, 1916, in rural Essex and died on Jan. 30, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fowler was retired from the state of Idaho, where she worked with mentally handicapped individuals. She was a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and a resident of Essex...
Edna Scates (02/02/11)
Edna Scates, a resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo. formerly of Dudley, died on Feb. 2, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Judy L. Read (02/02/11)
Judy L. Read, daughter of the late Troy and Gracie Turner Bradley, was born in Chaffee, Mo., on Feb. 23, 1962, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hosptial in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Feb. 1, 2011, at the age of 48. She had lived in Illinois for a time and has lived in Dexter the past 38 years. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...