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Obituaries from October 2011

George O. Barks (10/14/11)
George Barks, son on Maggie Mae Shelton Howell and the late Henry Barks, was born on Jan. 13, 1942, in Char-leston, Mo., and died on Wednes-day, Oct. 12, 2011, at his residence in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 69 years. Mr. Barks was a former owner and operator of Barks Excavating and Landscaping in Dexter, Mo...
Ronnie Brown (10/14/11)
Ronald Brown, a resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Oct. 13, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. at the age of 61. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Bobby Dale Nesler (10/28/11)
Bobby Dale Nesler, 71, the son of Henry and Mary Blair Nesler, was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Manila, Ark., and died Oct. 27, 2011, at his home Bell City, Mo. Bobby retired from Fredric Roofing Co. in St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Bell City Masonic Lodge...
Minnie Egetta Marion (10/28/11)
Minnie Egetta Marion, daughter of the late James Julian and Grace Patterson Julian, was born on Feb. 6, 1925, in Portageville, Mo., and died in Mountain Home, Ark., on Oct. 26, 2011, at age 86. Mrs. Marion moved to Bloomfield, Mo., in 1952. In her early life she worked as a bookkeeper and telephone operator. She later worked at...
Jeff Smith (10/28/11)
Charles Jeff Smith, son of the late John Tyler Smith and Anna D. Mayberry Smith, was born on Aug. 17, 1916, in Leora, Mo., and died on Oct. 26, 2011, at Mis-souri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 95. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the US Army, serving in World War II. He was a terminal manager and truck driver for Hart Transportation in Dexter for 18 years, and a resident of Dexter...
Charles J. Smith (10/27/11)
Charles J. Smith, was born on Aug. 17, 1916 and died on Oct. 26, 2011 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Fu-neral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Mildred Ladd (10/27/11)
Mildred Ladd, 95, of Advance, Mo. was born June 11, 1916 in Bollinger County, Mo., the daughter of Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix, and died on Oct. 26, 2011. Mildred had been a homemaker. She assisted her husband in ministering for 39 years. She was a member of Ladd's Chapel...
Della Vipperman (10/27/11)
Della Vipperman, daughter of the late Isaac Samuel and Sylvia Silkwood Keck, was born in Wayne County, Mo. on Sept. 21, 1910, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 25, 2011, at the age of 101. She had lived in Michigan before moving to Dexter, Mo. in 1977...
Fowler "Bob" Evans (10/27/11)
Fowler "Bob" Evans, son of the late Clabe Evans and Bessie Fowler Evans, was born on Oct. 1, 1920 in Randolph County, Ark., and died at his residence in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 26, 2011 at the age of 91. Mr. Evans was affiliated with the Dexter Church of Christ and was a resident of Dexter, Mo...
Charles William Corlew (10/27/11)
Charles William Corlew, son of the late William Chester "Bill" and Versie Helen Kimbrell Corlew, was born in Essex, Mo. on Aug. 28, 1934, and died suddenly on Oct. 25, 2011, at the age of 77. He had lived in Essex, Mo. his entire life and was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex, where he had served as a deacon for many years...
Mary "Iola" Presser (10/25/11)
Mary "Iola" Presser, daughter of the late Stephen Albert Pyland and Lillie Demetra Stewart Pyland, was born May 26, 1917, in Monette, Ark., and died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Home in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 94. On March 28, 1942, Mrs. Presser was united in marriage to Broadus Lee Presser in Monette Ark. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1995...
Bonnie Lee Bess (10/25/11)
Bonnie Lee Bess, daughter of the late J. O. and Maude Bowling Hunter, was born April 22, 1920, in Clinton, Ark., and died at her home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Oct. 23, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. Bess had lived in Bloomfield, Mo. for many years and attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Emma Lou Adams (10/21/11)
Emma Lou Adams, daughter of the late Rev. T. W. Bland and Winnie Wilkerson Bland, was born on May 22, 1935, in Piggott, Ark., and died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 20, 2011, at the age of 76. She was a member of Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a home-maker and resident of Dexter...
Lance Alan Espey (10/21/11)
Lance Alan Espey, son of Beverly Webb Hunter, of Dexter, and Watt Espey, of St. Louis, Mo., was born on Aug. 12, 1960, in Poplar Bluff and died on Oct. 19, 2011, at his residence in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 51. He was a resident of Dexter, Mo., and worked on heating and air conditioning units in the area...
Audry C. Fralick (10/21/11)
Audry C. Fralick, son of the late Kelly O. and Alta Culan Mansfield Fralick, was born in Clarkton, Mo., on March 16, 1919, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo., on Oct. 19, 2011. He had lived in Dexter, Mo., most of his life. He had been co-owner of the Hickory Log Restaurant in Dexter until his retirement. He had served in the U. S. Air Force and was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion Post 59, the Elks Lodge and the Lion's Club...
Lance Alan Espey (10/20/11)
Lance Alan Espey, son of Beverly Webb Hunter, of Dexter, and Watt Espey of St. Louis, Mo., was born on Aug. 12, 1960 in Poplar Bluff and died on Oct. 19, 2011 at his residence in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 51. Mr. Espey was a resident of Dexter, Mo. and worked on heating and air conditioning units in the area...
Harold J. Christian (10/20/11)
Harold J. Christian, son of the late Warner and Erma Harris Christian, was born in Puxico, Mo. on March 9, 1920, and died in Granite City, Ill. on Oct. 18, 2011, at the age of 90. Mr. Christian proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and worked for Norfolk & Western Railroad as an engineer and fireman until he retired in 1980 after several years of dedicated service. He had lived in Illinois for the past 54 years...
Edna Louise Saltzman Swinger (10/20/11)
Edna Louise Saltzman Swinger, of Dexter, was born May 23, 1913, at Essex, Mo. She died on Oct. 16, 2011 in Edmond, Okla. at the age of 98. She was the daughter of Fred and Florence Saltzman. On May 23, 1936, Edna married Welza Swinger and to this union three children were born, Welza Lynn Swinger, Annetta Louise Swinger Nelson and Earl Lee Swinger...
Mark Allen Smith (10/19/11)
Mark Allen Smith, son of Mark Thomas Smith of St. Peters and the late Linda Blake Smith, was born on Sept. 29, 1990, in Blythe-ville, Ark., and died in his residence in Pevely on Oct. 15, 2011, at the age of 21. Mark attended the Lighthouse Christian Center at Dexter and was a resident of Pevely, formerly of Dexter...
Eula Latham Brown (10/18/11)
Eula Latham Brown died at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a brief illness, at the age of 91. She spent her childhood years in Bernie, Mo. She was the second child of the six children of Dora (Grayum) Latham and James Arthur Latham. ...
Gary Don Dowdy (10/15/11)
Gary Don Dowdy, son of the late Kenneth Dowdy and Lavern Sadler Dowdy, was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Dexter and died Oct. 14, 2011 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 63. Dowdy was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was an engineer with Federal Mogul, a farmer, the area dealer for Hardy Wood Burning Stove for 15 years, a member of the American Legion Post #59, a member of the Locomotion Club and a resident of Dexter...
Odell Nathaniel Wyatt (10/15/11)
Odell Nathaniel Wyatt, son of the late Theophilus Wyatt and Martha Redman Wyatt, was born on Nov. 2, 1949 at Gideon and died at Missouri Southern Health-care in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 13, 2011 at the age of 61. Mr. Wyatt was a member of the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses, the Produce Manager and Maintenance Supervisor at the Dexter Save-A-Lot and a resident of Dexter, Mo...
Ronald Brown (10/15/11)
Ronald Brown, son of Dorothy Hudgens Comp-ton of Dexter and the late William Brown, was born on July 9, 1950 at Parma and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Oct. 13, 2011 at the age of 61. Mr. Brown was a former Architect with Grojean Architects at Sikeston and a resident of Poplar Bluff...
Betty Reece (10/13/11)
Betty Reece, daughter of the late Victor J. Reece and Jeanette White Reece, was born on Jan. 22, 1933 at Townley and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 9, 2011 at the age of 78. Ms. Reece was a former factory worker for Hawley Products at St. Charles, Ill. and a resident of Malden, Mo...
Elizabeth "Beth" Spitzmiller (10/12/11)
Elizabeth "Beth" Spitzmiller, 63, of Advance, Mo., the daughter of Gerald and Virginia Shell Bird, was born Oct. 16, 1947, at Cape Girar-deau, Mo., and died Oct. 10, 2011, at her home. Beth was a homemaker. Beth and William "Mack" Spitzmiller were united in marriage on May 28, 1966, in Advance, Mo., and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2009...
Betty Reece Meadows (10/11/11)
Betty Reece Meadows, daughter of the late Victor J. Reece and Jeanette White Reece, was born on Jan. 22, 1933, at Townley and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 78. Mrs. Meadows was a former factory worker for Hawley Products at St. Charles, Ill., and a resident of Malden...
Gladys DeJournett (10/11/11)
Gladys DeJournett, daughter of the late William Henry and Mattie Suzanne Scism Warren, was born in Ardeola, Mo. on Sept. 28, 1920, and died at her home near Advance, Mo. on Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. DeJournett had lived in the area all her life. She was a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church in Bell City, Mo...
Norma Jean Cooper King (10/11/11)
Norma Jean Cooper King was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Swinton, Mo., and died on Oct. 9, 2011, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo. at the age of 81. Mrs. King was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Morehouse, Mo. She was a super-...
Georgia Henry (10/11/11)
Georgia Duffey Henry died at the St. Francis Medical Center on Oct. 8, 2011, at the age of 90. She was born in Brownwood, Mo. to James W. Duffey and Minnie Belle Morris Duffey on Nov. 12, 1920. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Henry, to whom she was married in Piggott, Ark. ...
Janice Lynn Sims (10/07/11)
Janice Lynn Sims, daughter of the late Oather Lee Sims and Sepha Mae Dale Sims, was born on Sept. 7, 1955 in Wyatt, Mo. and died on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 56. Janice is survived by two daughters, Crystal Gregg and husband, Aaron, of Salem, Ill., and Jennifer England of Dexter, Mo; by six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter...
Lois Margaret Goza (10/06/11)
Lois Margaret Goza, 87, of Sikeston, Mo. died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Sikeston Convale-scent Center. She was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Marks, Miss., to the late John Scott and Mayne Juanita Lay Pratt. Living in both Scott and Stoddard counties, she was a housewife and homemaker, and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Jessica Lynn "Jessy" Barker (10/06/11)
Jessica Lynn "Jessy" Barker, daughter of Michael R. Barker and Kelly Ann Hempstead Banks, was born in Mid-land, Mich. on March 9, 1988, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 4, 2011, at the age of 23. She had lived in Joplin, Mo. before moving to Dexter in 1995. She was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Carol Means (10/05/11)
Carol Means, daughter of the late Robert Leslie and Madeline Lesteen Turner, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 24, 1940, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo., on Oct. 1, 2011, at the age of 70. She lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was of the Christian faith...
Emma Jean Hall (10/05/11)
Emma Jean Hall, of Essex, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo. Mrs. Hall was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Mountain View, Mo. She lived in Essex for the past 52 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex, Mo. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association...
Jack David Wilson (10/04/11)
Jack David Wilson, son of the late Charles Paul, Sr. and Milded Marvell Beyer Wilson, was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Feb. 13, 1931, and died at his home in Circle City, Mo. on Sept. 30, 2011, at the age of 80. He had lived in St. Louis before moving to the Circle City community 20 years ago. He had worked as an electrician and was a member of the I.P.E.W. He was of the Christian faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Janice Lynn Sims (10/04/11)
Janice Lynn Sims, daughter of the late Oather Lee Sims and Sepha Mae Dale Sims, was born on Sept. 7, 1955 in Wyatt, Mo. and died on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 56. Janice is survived by two daughters, Crystal Gregg and husband, Aaron, of Salem, Ill., and Jennifer England of Dexter, Mo; by six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter...
Betty Lou Evans (10/04/11)
Betty Lou Evans, daughter of the late Leslie Edward Lee and Beulah Archer Lee, was born on June 18, 1931, in Bell City, Mo., and died on Oct. 1, 2011, at her residence in Bloomfield, Mo. at the age of 80. Mrs. Evans was a seamstress at Elder's manufacturing for 40 years before retiring. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Bloomfield, Mo. where she was active in the United Methodist Wo-men's Group. She was loved by family, friends and all who knew her...
John A. Vancil (10/04/11)
Military rites will be conducted for John A. Vancil on Oct. 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the site of his parents' graves in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Mo. John served in the 64th Field Artillery attached to the 25th Infantry Division in the Southern Philippines in Luzon...
Betty L. Evans (10/01/11)
Betty Evans, a resident of Bloomfield, Mo. died on Oct. 1, 2011 at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
L.B. Williams (10/01/11)
L.B. Williams, son of the late Mack McKinley Williams and Effie McCain Williams was born on March 21, 1930 in Bernie and died on Sept. 29, 2011 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 81. L.B. was a retired MFA Exchange truck driver and a former Bernie Police Dispatcher. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War. Mr. Williams was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and was a resident of Bernie...