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Obituaries from November 2011

Lester "Gene" Stoker (11/29/11)
Lester "Gene" Stoker, son of the late Lester Woodrow Stoker and Mildred Ruby Hudgens, was born on Dec. 26, 1939 in Bloomfield, Mo. and died at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Nov. 27, 2011 at the age of 71. Mr. Stoker worked for Brown Construction Company in Dexter for many years and was a resident of Dexter...
Kitty Welch (11/29/11)
Kitty Welch, daughter of the late Carey Ward and Ira Worrell Ward, was born on April 19, 1921, at Brownsville, Tenn., and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center at Dexter on Nov. 27, 2011 at the age of 90. Mrs. Welch was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, and a former member of the Women's Missionary Quartet singing group. ...
Brian Maddox (11/26/11)
Funeral services for Brian Maddox, 32, West Plains, Mo., will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, with Pastor Donnie Finley officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains...
James Roland Burnett Jr. (11/25/11)
James Roland Burnett Jr., 21, died Nov. 16 in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska...
Edgar Solen Kinser (11/23/11)
Edgar Solen Kinser, son of the late Charles Jefferson Kinser and Dovie May Forkum Kinser, was born on May 9, 1926, in Powe and died in his residence in Dexter on Nov. 22, 2011, at the age of 85. Mr. Kinser attended the Lighthouse Christian Center at Dexter, was the owner of Kinser Jewelry in Bloomfield for 50 years, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II...
Altha Louise Ogles (11/22/11)
Altha Louise Ogles, daughter of the late Grigg Woodruff and Nora Norwood Woodruff, was born on Feb. 2, 1922, in Parma, Mo., and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Nov. 21, 2011, at the age of 89. Mrs. Ogles was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, a former employee of the Elder Manufactur-ing Company in Dexter for 19 years, and a resident of Dexter...
Charles "Doc" Stephens (11/22/11)
Charles "Doc" Steph-ens, 85, of Bloomfield, Mo., the son of Matthew and Melinda Jane Nicholson Stephens, was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Bell City, Mo., and died Nov. 21, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Doc retired as general manager of G.C. ...
Karen Ann Pippins (11/19/11)
Karen Ann Pippins, daughter of Kyle and Alta Gordon, who preceded her in death, was born on March 31, 1957 in Nevada, Missouri and died on November 19, 2011 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 54. Mrs. Pippins was a teacher in the Dexter Public School System for 30 years and had just retired in June. ...
Karen Pippins (11/19/11)
Karen Pippins, a resident of Dexter, died on Nov. 19, 2011 in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 54. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billy Andrew Collins (11/18/11)
Billy Andrew Collins was born in the state of Louisiana on Oct. 7, 1931, to Asis (Ace) and Loretta Duncan Collins Duffey. He died on Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 80. After the death of his father when Bill was seven or eight years old, Loretta and Bill returned to Advance, Mo., and Billy resided in the Advance and Bloomfield area the remainder of his life. Billy worked on a farm in the Avert, Mo., area...
Edward Dallas McRoy (11/18/11)
Edward Dallas McRoy, son of the late Bud and Ollie B. Pruitt McRoy, was born on Aug. 24, 1929, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the age of 82. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver and had served as a city alderman for Bloomfield in 1990...
Cora Mae Hagy-Magarian (11/17/11)
Cora Mae Hagy-Magarian, daughter of the late John Wilson and Beatrice Scott Hagy, was born in Flora, Ill. on Oct. 5,1962, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 15, 2011, at the age of 49. Cora Mae had lived in Dexter, Mo. most of her life. She attended The Pentecostal Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Dudley, Mo. and had worked as a CNA at Crowley Ridge Nursing Home...
Larry Gene Matthews (11/17/11)
Larry Gene Matthews, son of the late Jack and Elsie Matthews, was born on June 18, 1931 in Sikeston, Mo. and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 80. Mr. Matthews was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, Mo. ...
Floyd Hodge (11/17/11)
Floyd Hodge of Puxico, Mo. died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Nov. 16, 2011, at the age of 92. A complete obituary will be published later with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico, Mo. in charge of arrangements.
Ed Gayle (11/16/11)
Ed Gayle, son of the late Walter M. Gayle and Nannie Emma Ruth Gayle, was born on May 24, 1925, in Littlefield, Texas, and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Nov. 15, 2011, at the age of 86. Mr. Gayle was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the former owner of Gayle's Jewelry in Denver City, Texas, for 47 years, and a former city council member and Mayor of Denver City, Texas. ...
Ed Gayle (11/15/11)
Ed Gayle, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home...
Frances M. Lee (11/11/11)
Frances M. Lee, daughter of the late Clarence and Flora Reed Moore, was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Advance, Mo., and died at her home in Advance on Nov. 10, 2011, at the age of 87. Mrs. Lee lived in Advance most of her life. She did reside in Webster Groves, Mo., for a time before moving back to Advance. She was a member of the Bell City Methodist Church in Bell City, Mo., and a 50-year member of the Webster Groves Order of Eastern Star...
Bill Shaver (11/09/11)
Bill Shaver, 62, son of Al Shaver and Wilma Wilson Shaver of Dexter, Mo., was born on Jan. 9, 1949, in Gray-ridge, and died on Nov. 6, 2011, at St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston, Texas, surrounded by his family. Mr. Shaver was a former member of the Missouri Army National Guard, a truck driver for Allied Alliance Systems, and a 1967 Dexter High School graduate...
Tracy Michelle Abbott (11/09/11)
Tracy Michelle Abbott, 44, of Jackson, Mo., the daughter of Larry Abbott and Sharon Murphy, was born Sept. 21, 1967, in Dexter, Mo., and died Nov. 7, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., from injuries sustained in a car accident...
Dr. Thomas L. Bennett (11/09/11)
Dr. Thomas L. Bennett, son of the late Henry and Norma (Stroup) Bennett, was born January 16, 1937, and died at age 74 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Dr. Bennett was a resident of Bowling Green, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Charla Talbot in 1964...
Shelby Jean McKay-Arbogast (11/09/11)
Shelby Jean McKay-Arbogast, 70, of Spring-field, Ill., died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her home. She was born on April 12, 1941, in Lilbourn, Mo., the daughter of Paul and Lois (Wiggs) Roberts. She had been married to Rev. William L. McKay for 36 years when he...
Shelby Jean McKay-Arbogast (11/08/11)
Shelby Jean McKay-Arbogast, 70, of Spring-field, Mo., died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her home. She was born on April 12, 1941, in Lilbourn, Mo., the daughter of Paul and Lois (Wiggs) Roberts. She had been married to Rev. William L. McKay for 36 years when he...
Jim J. Long (11/08/11)
Jim J. Long, 85, of Bloomfield, Mo., was born March 14, 1926, at Scopus, Mo., the son of Arnold and Hester Limbaugh Long, and died Nov. 4, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. He was retired from Arvin Automotive in Dexter, Mo...
Dan Lacy (11/06/11)
Dan Lacy, son of the late Daniel M. and Daisy Irene Roper Lacy, was born in Circle City, Mo. on Sept.5, 1938, and died at his home in Sweet Springs, Mo. on Nov. 3, 2011, at the age of 73. He had lived in the Sweet Springs, Mo. area for many years. He had worked as an automobile mechanic for the state of Missouri...
Lois Pearl Allen (11/06/11)
Lois Pearl Allen, daughter of the late William James Myricks and Alice Lois Rohrbach Myricks, was born on Feb. 11, 1938, in Bernie, Mo. and died on Nov. 3, 2011, at her residence in Heber Springs, Ark. at the age of 73. Mrs. Allen was a home-maker and a former resident of Bernie, and lived in Heber Springs, Ark. at the time of her death...
Brenda Gay Williams (11/03/11)
Brenda Gay Williams, daughter of the late Fred Kenshalo and Betty Houltzhouser Kenshalo, was born on July 26, 1961 in Poplar Bluff, and died on Nov. 1, 2011, at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 50. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Bloomfield...
Daisy Williams Snider (11/03/11)
Daisy Williams Snider, 87, died in Bloomfield on Nov. 2, 2011, at the age of 87. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Brenda Williams (11/02/11)
Brenda Williams, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died on Nov. 1, 2011, in her residence at the age of 50. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nolan Walker (11/01/11)
Nolan Walker, son of the late William E. Walker and Elvira Burnett Walker, was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Dexter, Mo., and died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 70. Mr. Walker was a superintendent at Huffman Construction in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo...
Clyde E. Westmoreland (11/01/11)
Clyde E. Westmoreland, of Puxico, Mo., died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Oct. 29, 2011, at the age of 74. A complete obituary will be published later, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico, Mo., in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Lee Williams (11/01/11)
Wanda Lee Williams, daughter of the late George Belcher and Ella Mae Smith Belcher, was born on Jan. 6, 1927, in Ware, Ill., and died on Oct. 30, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., at 84. Mrs. Williams attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Mo., and the Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church of God in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She worked as a...