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Obituaries from March 2012

Pauline Levart (03/30/12)
Pauline Levart, daughter of the late Paul Parker and Vivian Hunt Patterson, was born on June 26, 1940, in Dexter, Mo., and died on March 28, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 71. Mrs. Levart attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, was a homemaker, former employee of Elders Manufacturing, and co-owner of Malden Lime Company...
Jannis "Jan" Campbell (03/30/12)
Jannis "Jan" Campbell, age 60, died March 28, 2012, at her residence in Parma, Mo. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Parma is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Unger (03/27/12)
Mildred Unger was born on April 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and died on March 26, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Louise Hughes (03/16/12)
Louise Hughes, daughter of the late Ollie C. Pruitt and Leila Kamplain Pruitt, was born on June 4, 1922, in Essex, Mo., and died on March 12, 2012, at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, La., at the age of 89. Mrs. Hughes was a retired manager at the Holiday Inn. She was a former resident of Dexter, and was living in Houma, La., at the time of her death...
Walter Junior Tilley (03/16/12)
Walter Junior Tilley, son of the late Walter and Lydia Lucresia Elledge Von Ruedgisch, was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died at his home in Bolivar, Mo., on March 13, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. Tilley had lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He had worked as a salesman for Haque Quality Water Condition-ing. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, was...
Ronald "David" Barnett (03/16/12)
Ronald "David" Barnett was born on Dec. 9, 1948, to Delton Jewel "D.J." Barnett and Lottie "Collean" Cantrell Barnett in Bloomfield, Mo. He died Monday, March 12, 2012, at his Arnold, Mo., residence at the age of 63. He was married to Bar-bara McAlister on Feb. 24, 1967, in Malden, Mo. His wife survives...
Tim D. Hutson (03/07/12)
Tim D. Hutson, son of the late Neil and Rosella (Miller) Hutson, of Puxico, Mo., died March 4, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., at the age of 75. Mr. Hutson was born June 14, 1936, in Puxico. On Dec. 25, 1955, he was married to Janice Marquis. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2009...
Lorane Robert Blunt (03/31/12)
Lorane Robert Blunt, son of the late Henry Blunt and Violet Summers Blunt, was born on Dec. 26, 1924 in Aid, Mo. and died on March 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 87. Blunt was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was a carpenter and a resident of Dexter...
James Raymond Jones (03/30/12)
James Raymond Jones, was born on Oct. 22, 1925 at Wylie, Texas and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center on March 29, 2012 at the age of 86. Mr. Jones was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He had lived in Texas from 1925 thru 1999 and was a resident of Dexter...
Myrtle Marie Carpenter (03/30/12)
Myrle Marie Carpenter, daughter of the late John Richard Brown and Louise Young Brown, was born Jan. 28, 1919 at Oran, Mo., and died March 27, 2012, at the Ozark Medical Center in West Plaines, Mo., at the age of 93. On Oct. 3, 1936 she married Dolcie Everett Carpenter, in Kennett, Mo. Mr. Carpenter preceeded her in death on April 8, 2003...
Pauline Levart (03/29/12)
Pauline Levart, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, March 28 at her residence in rural Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Verlin Dempsey "Demp" Holden (03/29/12)
Verlin Dempsey "Demp" Holden, son of the late Roy Holden and Leona Kyle Holden, was born on March 2, 1926 in rural Shannon County, Mo. and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on March 27, 2012 at the age of 86. He was united in marriage to Iva Celeste Yates on September 19, 1946, at Pocahontas, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Holden lived in Fisk for several years prior to moving to Dexter. Mrs. Holden survives...
Demp Holden (03/28/12)
Demp Holden, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 86. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Mildred Unger (03/28/12)
Mildred Unger, daughter of the late Herman Macke and Lillian Hincke Macke, was born on April 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and died March 26, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., at the age of 88. Mrs. Unger was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and a member of the Bloomfield Chapter #385 Order of Eastern Star. ...
Samuel G. Fisher (03/21/12)
Samuel G. Fisher, 80, of Advance, died March 19, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Lodge, Va., the son of Samuel and Mabel Sebra Fisher, Sr. Sam opened Sam's Restaurant in Advance in 1980. He and his family operated the restaurant for over 30 years...
Floyd Allen (03/21/12)
Floyd Allen, son of the late Jack and Bessie Harlow Allen, was born in Shelby County, Ill., on Oct. 3, 1915, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on March 20, 2012, at the age of 96. He had grown up in Pana, Ill., and moved to the Aid community in 1959. He had worked raising chickens for the Swift Chicken Co. in Dexter before his retirement. He was of the Protestant faith...
Elmer Charles Ludwig, Jr. (03/21/12)
Elmer Charles Ludwig, Jr., eldest son of Elmer Ludwig, Sr., and Maudie Schrader Ludwig, was born Oct. 8, 1927, and died March 10, 2012, at the age of 84. His wife Delphine preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Ranae (Mike) Davis and Charles (Kim) Ludwig; five grandchildren, Heidi (Jim) Good, Christopher (Tiffany) Lud-wig, Heather (Greg) Fradette, Holly (Ryan) Zimmerman, and Jona-thon (Bonnie) Ludwig; and 11 great-grandchildren, Evan, Alexis, Meghan, Schrader, Avery, Allison, Cooper, Elliot, Aiden, Mason, and Oliver.. ...
Jerry Busby (03/20/12)
Jerry Busby, son of the late J.B. Franklin Busby and Ruth Mary Busby, was born on Jan. 17, 1946, in Bunny, Ark., and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on March 18, 2012, at the age of 66. Mr. Busby retired after 33 years as a maintenance technician for Arvin Automotive, now known as Faurecia Emissions Technologies in Dexter. ...
Misty JoAnn Strube (03/17/12)
Misty JoAnn Strube, was born in Fresno, Calif., on Dec.11, 1976, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo., on March 15, 2012, at the age of 35. Misty had been a resident of Calfornia and Thayer, Mo., before moving to Dexter in 2011. She had worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Thayer and was of the Catholic faith...
Walter Junior Tilley (03/15/12)
Walter Junior Tilley, son of the late Walter and Lydia Lucresia Elledge Tilley, was born on Aug. 6,1940, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died at his home in Bolivar, Mo., on March 13, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. Tilley had lived in Bloomfield most of his life. ...
Julia Ruth Morse (03/15/12)
Julia Ruth Morse, daughter of the late John and Emma Schwebel Day, was born on Feb. 20, 1916, in Horine, Mo., and died at her home near Essex, Mo., on March 14, 2012, at the age of 96. Mrs. Morse had lived in St. Louis and Jefferson County before moving to Southeast Missouri 71 years ago. She was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church. She had worked at Maupin's Variety Store for many years...
Julia Morse (03/14/12)
Julia Morse, a resident of the Avert community, died at her home early Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the age of 96. Arrangements are pending with the Chiles Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Calvin Noel "Butch" Murphy (03/14/12)
Calvin Noel "Butch" Murphy, son of the late George Redden Murphy and Della Ann Boone Murphy was born in Bernie, Mo., on June 23, 1942 and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on March 11, 2012 at the age of 69. Mr. Murphy had been the owner and operator of Otasco in Bernie for 20 years, and had been an assistant supervisor of Liberty Township prior to his retirement. He was a resident of Bernie...
Dale Whittenberg (03/13/12)
Dale Whittenberg, son of the late Rolla Whittenberg and Hynthia Jackson Whittenberg, was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Como, Mo., and died on Friday, March 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 76. Mr. Whittenberg was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, the former owner of Dale's Shell Service Station in Dexter, and had worked for various service stations and oil companies in the Dexter area. ...
Elsie Burge (03/09/12)
Elsie Burge of Puxico, Mo., was born on Sept. 23, 1915, and died March 5, 2012. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Kiley Parr-Allison (03/09/12)
Kiley Parr-Allison, 33, of Chaffee and formerly of Oran, died at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on March 5, 2012. She was born to Troy and Maxann Floyd Parr, Jr. on Sep. 28, 1978 in Sikeston, Mo. She was married to Chris Allison. Kiley worked at Heartland Moving Systems as an agent for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines in Cape Girardeau. She was of the Christian faith...
Oscar Vernon Ayers, Jr. (03/06/12)
Oscar Vernon Ayers, Jr., son of the late Oscar Vernon, Sr., and Dessie Jane Godwin Ayers, was born in Sikeston, Mo., on Aug. 3, 1934, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on March 3, 2012, at the age of 77. He had lived in Sikeston before moving to Dexter 40 years ago...
Pat Thomason (03/06/12)
Pat Thomason, daughter of the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Evans Thomason, was born on June 1, 1936, in Leachville, Ark., and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on March 4, 2012, at the age of 75. Survivors include two brothers, DeWayne Thomason of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Bobby Thomason of Elk Ridge, Md.; and one sister, Faye Peacock, of Dexter, Mo...
Mary Burdine Pearcy (03/06/12)
Mary Burdine Pearcy was born July 24, 1943, and died Feb. 18, 2012, at her residence in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 68. Mary was the daughter of Alma Fulkerson Lewis and the late Clyde Burdine. She was married to Harold DeArman on Dec. 21, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1974. She was later married to Rudy Pearcy...
Mary Burdine Pearcy (03/03/12)
Mary Burdine Pearcy was born July 24, 1944 and died Feb. 18, 2012 at her residence in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 68. Mary is the daughter of Alma Fulkerson Lewis and the late Clyde Burdine. She was married to Harold DeArman on Dec. 21, 1962. He preceeded her in death in 1974. She was later married to Rudy Pearcy...
Oopal "Gene" Smith (03/03/12)
Opal "Gene" Sims, daughter of the late William Steven and Nannie Belle Farish Clay, was born in Winston County, Miss., on April 19,1925, and died at The Manor in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on March 1, 2012, at the age of 86. Opal had been a resident Milledgeville, Ga., and moved to Dexter 35 years ago and then to Poplar Bluff seven years ago. She had been a member of the Eagles and the Spring River Eastern Star #626, and she was of the Baptist faith...
Opal Sims (03/02/12)
Opal Sims, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died at The Manor in Poplar Bluff, Mo.i on March 1, 2012. A complete obituary will be published later with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Ralph G. Hawkins (03/01/12)
Dr. Ralph G. Hawkins, a long-time educator, husband and father died at the age of 81. Hawkins was born on June 12, 1930 and died in his home with family on Feb.15, 2012 from Alz-heimer's. He is a 13 -year survivor of multiple myeloma. Hawkins will be missed by his family and friends. ...
David Scott Rendleman (03/01/12)
David Scott Rendleman, age 61, died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Spring-field, Mo. following a period of declining strength and health. David was born to the late Gabe, Jr. and Margaret Rendleman in Sikeston, Mo. on Oct. 29, 1950. He attended Dexter Public Schools, graduating in 1968 and continued his education at Southeast Missouri State. He graduated with a degree in Economics in 1973. David was also a baptized member of the First Christian Church of Dexter, Mo...
Jeffrey Livesay (03/01/12)
Jeffrey Livesay, son of Bonnie Cochran Livesay of Dexter and the late George Ben Livesay, was born on April 27, 1959 in Anna, Ill. and died on Feb. 28, 2012 in Scott City at the age of 52. Mr. Livesay was a veteran of the United States Navy, a former truck driver for WW Wood in Dudley, and was a resident of Essex...