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Obituaries from January 2012

Ruby Inez Curtis (01/27/12)
Ruby Inez Curtis, daughter of the late Lee Walker and Laura Jones Walker, was born on April 1, 1914 in Ouachita, Ark., and died on Jan. 25, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 97. Mrs. Curtis was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired worker from Inland Shoe Company in Parma and also helped her husband on the farm...
Kelvin Wooten (01/26/12)
Kelvin Wooten was born on Oct. 1, 1968 and died on Jan. 25, 2012 at the age of 43. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funereal Home in Dexter.
Joseph R. Capps (01/24/12)
Joseph R. Capps, son of the late James Robert and Zetta Long Capps, was born on Aug. 25, 1935, in Bakersfield, Calif., and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on Jan. 22, 2012, at the age of 76. Mr. Capps had lived in Michigan before moving to Advance, Mo., 42 years ago. He had worked at Arvin Automotive in Dexter and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses...
Margie Maxine (Crawford) Epps (01/24/12)
Margie Maxine (Crawford) Epps, age 88, died Jan. 20, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Spring-field, Mo. She was born July 20, 1923, in Ken-nett, Mo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mamie Ray Carter, and one son, Jimmy Douglas Epps. Maxine married James M. Epps on Aug. 8, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and they recently celebrated 71 years of marriage...
Joyce Maxine McQuary (01/24/12)
Joyce Maxine McQuary, daughter of the late Moy W. Davis and Hortense "Tensey" Farmer Davis, was born on June 30, 1935, in Dexter and died Jan., 21, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 76. Mrs. McQuary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, worked as a rural letter carrier and was a resident of Dexter...
Bette S. Scism (01/24/12)
Bette S. Scism, daughter of the late Gus and Flodia Wilkerson Keller, was born on Jan., 20, 1925, in Bell City, Mo., and died at the Galloway Nursing Home in Gallaoway, Tenn., on Jan. 20, 2012, at the age of 87. Mrs. Scism had lived in Stoddard County most of her life and had lived in Memphis, Tenn., the past four years...
Katherine Irene Tucker Boone (01/20/12)
Katherine Irene Tucker Boone, daughter of the late Elmer Tucker and Birdie Mable Lightell Tucker, was born on Jan. 8, 1914, in Diehlstadt, Mo., and died on Jan. 18, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 98. Katherine was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a retired seamstress at Elder Manufacturing and a resident of Dexter...
Anita Cullum (01/20/12)
Anita Cullum, daughter of the late Herschel T. "Jack" Farmer and Dolly O. Wilson Farmer, was born on Dec. 21, 1942, at Holcomb, Mo., and departed this life on January 18, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 69...
Mary Ann Chapman Keenan (01/20/12)
Mary Ann Chapman Keenan, 49, of Bell City, the daughter of Jerry and Mary Jane Pierce Chapman. was born September 17, 1962, in Redfield, Iowa, and died Jan-uary 17, 2012, at her home. Mary had been a licesened insurance agent. She was a member of the Perkins Baptist Church...
Ruby Gordon (01/20/12)
Ruby "Keeter" Gordon, 93, of Risco, died Jan. 12, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1918, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Edd and Dola Hogue Holloway, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Shelby Gordon of Sikeston' one sister, Myrtle L. ...
Jean Wilson Poe (01/31/12)
Jean Wilson Poe, 89, of Doniphan, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girar-deau, Mo. Mr. Poe, son of Floyd Willis and Alma Francis (Jackson) Poe, was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Puxico, Mo. He was retired from the postal service. Mr. Poe was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Navy...
Frances Doylene "Dodie" Rathke (01/31/12)
Frances Doylene "Dodie" Rathke, age 76, passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Jan, 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Dodie was born on Oct. 3, 1935, in rural Essex, Mo., to Doyle Fowler and Fern Frailey Fowler. She was the oldest of four children and was preceded in death by both parents, her sister Dixie and her husband James Edward. Dodie's surviving siblings are Charles Fowler and wife De of Ft. Morgan, Colo., and Donnie Ann VanSteen-bergh of Springfield, Mo...
Jimmie Roach (01/28/12)
Jimmie Roach, son of the late Bob and Sadie Fleeman Roach, was born in Hornersville, Mo., on Sept. 29, 1937, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Jan. 26, 2012, at the age of 74. He had lived in Bloomfield, Mo., for 45 years. He worked as a supervisor at Purolator in Dexter, Mo. He was a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church near Bernie, Mo., and was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan...
Rebecca "Becky" Maddox (01/28/12)
Rebecca "Becky" Maddox, daughter of the late Charles B. James and Irene Davidson James, was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Clarkton, and died Jan. 26, 2012, at her residence in Clarkton, at the age of 85. Mrs. Maddox was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkton...
Ruby Curtis (01/26/12)
Ruby Curtis was born on April 1, 1914 and died on Jan. 25, 2012 at the Missouri Southernn Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter
Donald Carl Keller (01/26/12)
Donald Carl Keller, 62, of Jackson, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hayti, Mo., to Rex and Mabel Phillips Keller. He and Grace Moll were married March 31, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit, Mo. Their union was blessed with two wonderful children, Brian and Laura...
Clelah W. Bradley (01/26/12)
Clelah W. Bradley, daughter of the late Willie Monrow and Bonnie Hicks Medley, was born in Poplar Bluff on July 27, 1952, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Jan. 24, 2012, at the age of 59. She had lived in Blanchard, Okla., for 20 years before returning to the Poplar Bluff area in 1989...
Susan I. Watkins (01/19/12)
Susan I. Watkins, daughter of the late Floyd James and Mattie Irene Grim Hoffman, was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Dec. 14, 1954, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo. on Jan. 17, 2012, at the age of 57. Susan was raised in Dexter but lived in Fredericktown after college with her husband where they both taught school. ...
Anita Cullum (01/19/12)
Anita Cullum, a resident of Bloomfield, Mo. died on Jan. 18, 2012 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. at the age of 69. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Katherine Boone (01/19/12)
Katherine Boone, a resident of Dexter, Mo. died on Jan. 18, 2012 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 98. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Susan I. Watkins (01/18/12)
Susan I. Watkins of Dexter, Mo., died at her home in Dexter on Jan. 17, 2012. A complete obituary will be published later, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Mo. in charge of arrangements.
Marvin W. Ross (01/17/12)
Marvin W. Ross, son of the late Marvin O. and Lilllian Russell Ross, was born May 12, 1938, in Wilson, Ark., and died at his home in Malden, Mo., on Jan. 13, 2012, at the age of 73. Marvin was the owner/operator of Marvin's Headquarters in Dexter and Double Platinum with Team National. He was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Klutts on Jan.16, 1981 in Gray Ridge, Mo. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2005...
Delmer R. Barks (01/17/12)
Delmer R. Barks, son of the late David Ransom and Minnie Ann Hardesty Barks, was born in Lowndes, Mo., on Aug. 24, 1929, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Jan.14, 2012, at the age of 82. He was raised in Wayne County, Mo., and had called Dexter his home since 1962. ...
Jimmy Hester (01/17/12)
Jimmy Hester, son of Beryl Irene Burroughs Hester and the late James V. Hester, was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, on Feb. 28, 1957, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Jan. 7, 2012, at the age of 54. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He worked at Purolator in Dexter for many years until his retirement. Jimmy served in the US Air Force. He was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Red Cloud "R.C." Eagle (01/17/12)
Red Cloud Eagle, son of the late Chief Ed White and Mary Josephine Pashegoba Eagle, was born on Dec. 31, 1940, in Gideon, Mo., and died at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Jan. 15, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. Eagle had lived in Dexter, Mo., most of his life. He had been a sign painter and did lettering and pin striping...
John R. Vines, Sr. (01/13/12)
John Robert Vines, Sr., son of the late Sam and Ilah Hays Vines, was born on Oct.17, 1952, in Sikeston, Mo., and died at his home in Dexter on Jan. 13, 2012. On Oct. 18, 1980, he married Nancy S. Nelson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: John (Johnny) R. Vines, Jr., of St. Louis, and Emily E. Vines of the home; two sisters, Janie Vines McPherson and Jeannie Vines Box; and two brothers, Jim Vines and Joey Vines, all of Sikeston...
Paul Mitchell Schue-renberg, Sr. (01/13/12)
Paul Mitchell Schue-renberg, Sr., 94, of Gray Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2012, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Kewanee to the late W.H. and Cora Lee Schueren-berg, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Presbyterian belief. ...
Paul Schuerenberg (01/12/12)
Paul Schuerenberg, 94, died Jan. 11, 2012, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sharon Lopez (01/12/12)
Sharon Lopez, 71, of Dexter, died Jan. 9, 2012 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Hester (01/12/12)
Jimmy Hester, son of Beryl Irene Burroughs Hester and the late James Victor Harris, was born in Berry St. Edmunds, England on Feb., 28, 1957 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Jan., 7, 2011 at the age of 59. On Sept., 15, 2007 he married Judy Kay Warren-Harris in Dexter, Mo...
Ellen Jo Dowdy (01/12/12)
Ellen Jo Dowdy, daughter of the late Paul W. Sitton and Mary Shell Sitton, was born on Aug. 1, 1944 in Dexter and died on Jan. 10, 2012 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 67. Mrs. Dowdy was member of the Heartland Quilting Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Ellen Dowdy (01/11/12)
Ellen Dowdy was born on Aug. 1, 1944, and died on Jan. 10, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Richard Lewin Berry (01/11/12)
Richard Lewin Berry, 60, of Neelyville, Mo., died on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. He was born Oct. 21, 1951, to the late Basil Berry and Mary Alice Ahrent Berry. On Aug. 18, 1972, in Dexter, Mo., he was married to Diane Edwards, who survives. Also surviving are his children, April Butler and husband Landon of Jonesboro, Ark., and Len Berry of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Brenda Lou Chapman, and husband Ron, of Neelyville, Mo.; one brother, Ronnie Berry, and wife Gena, of Neelyville, Mo.; and one grandson.. ...
Bonnie Jean Lewis (01/10/12)
Bonnie Jean Lewis, daughter of the late James and Etta Belle Massey Daniels, was born in Kinder, Mo., on Oct. 24, 1939, and died at her home in Pux-ico, Mo., on Jan. 7, 2012, at the age of 72. She had lived in the Pux-ico and Kinder areas most of her life. She attended the General Baptist Church in Puxico, Mo. She enjoyed quilting, doing ceramics and needle work. She and her husband were the owners of Cliff's Market, and she also worked at the Puxico Nursing Center...
Lowell Wallace (01/10/12)
Lowell Wallace, son of the late Rev. Tom and Maudie Honeycutt Wallace, was born in Muskogee, Okla., on June 24, 1924, and died at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid, Mo., on Jan., 6, 2012, at the age of 87. On Oct., 18, 1941, he married Edna Whitworth in Parma, Mo. ...
Jimmy Hester (01/10/12)
Jimmy Hester, son of Beryl Irene Burroughs Hester and the late James Victor Harris, was born in Berry St. Edmunds, England, on Feb., 28, 1957, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Jan., 7, 2011, at the age of 59. On Sept., 15, 2007, he married Judy Kay Warren-Harris in Dexter, Mo...
Avon K. Hyten (01/06/12)
Avon K. Hyten, daughter of the late Harry and Louie Pratt Keith, was born in Lehi, Utah on Sept. 21, 1918, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab in Puxico, Mo. on Jan. 4, 2012, at the age of 93. She had lived in the Puxico area most all her life, and was a member of the AAM. She most enjoyed quilting, reading and spending time with her family...
Gilbert M. Faulkner (01/05/12)
Gilbert M. Faulkner, son of the late Earnest Faulkner and Minnie Cantrel Faulkner, was born on July 31, 1932 in Bloomfield, Mo. and died on Jan. 3, 2012 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 79. Mr. Faulkner retired from the United States Navy at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He and his brother ran an aviation service. His brother, Norman, would fly planes and Gilbert serviced the planes. He was a resident of Dexter...
James W. Jarrell (01/05/12)
James W. Jarrell, son of the late John William "Bill" and Millie Emiline James Jarrell, was born in Puxico, Mo. on June 22, 1940, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Jan. 3, 2012, at the age of 71. He had lived in the Dexter and Puxico areas most of his life. He was of the Methodist faith...
Frances Ann Montgomery (01/05/12)
Frances Ann Montgomery, daughter of the late John A. Lemons and Dorothy Sifford Lemons, was born on March 12, 1937 in Dexter and died on Jan. 3, 2012 at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Mo. at the age of 74. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. She was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where she played the organ for a number of years. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Eric Cleveland Smith (01/04/12)
Eric Cleveland Smith, a resident of rural Bernie, died on Jan. 1, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 23. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funer-al Home in Dexter.
Chance Urchison (01/04/12)
Chance Urchison, son of Linda Schantz Hill of Modesto, Calif., and Lee Hill of Conway, Ark., and the late Jerry Urchison, was born on Feb. 25, 1972, in Santa Clara, Calif., and died at his residence in Dexter on Jan. 2, 2012, at the age of 39. Mr. Urchison was a former employee of Tyson Foods and Faurecia Emissions Technologies, both in Dexter. He enjoyed camping, fishing, being in the outdoors and tinkering with automobiles...
Elva Marie Smee (01/04/12)
Elva Marie Smee, daughter of the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, was born on April 3, 1922, in Stoddard County and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on Dec. 30, 2011, at the age of 89. Mrs. Smee was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. She, along with her husband George, formerly owned George's Freeze Queen in Bernie, Mo., and Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter...