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Obituaries from July 2012

Jeff Lincoln (07/17/12)
Jeff Lincoln of Leawood, Kansas died on July 13, 2012, at Menorah Hospital in Over-land Park, Kan. He was born on May 25, 1961, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a resident of Dexter, Mo. from 1961 to 1982. He is survived by his wife, Susan; by two sons, Garrett and Dillon Lincoln; and three step-daughters, Kelly Akers and her husband, Jim, Lauren Shay and Shelby Shay; his parents, Don and June Lincoln; his sister, Diana Lincoln; nephew Josh Jarrell; niece Kacy Pease all of Dexter; and his in-laws, Ron and Judy Pearson, of Overland, Park, Kan.. ...
Delores (Dee) Hughes Krings (07/17/12)
Delores (Dee) Hughes Krings, 73, of Cathedral City, Calif., died on July 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter in McKin-leyville, Calif. She was lovingly cared for by her husband and daughters while courageously battling cancer. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Ray Hughes, Sr. and Dorothy Gowen Hughes Parker and was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on March 9, 1939...
Raymond Duke, Jr. (07/17/12)
Raymond Duke, Jr., son of the late Raymond Sr. and Oma Meredith Duke, was born on Feb. 7, 1932, in LaForge, Mo., and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on July 15, 2012, at the age of 80. Ray-mond had lived in Belleville, Ill., and New Madrid County most of life and he recently moved to Bloomfield. He was a member of the Mormon Church. He had worked and then retired from Riceland Foods in 1994...
Rev. Doyle Corlew (07/17/12)
Rev. Doyle Corlew, son of the late William Chester "Bill" and Versie Helen Kimbrell Corlew, was born on June 18, 1919, in Essex, Mo., and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on July 15, 2012, at the age of 93. He had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life. He graduated from Oakland City General Baptist College and received a Masters in Education and Counsel-ing. He was a retired counselor from the Richland R-1 School District and was a General Baptist Minister for over 60 years...
Willie Stafford (07/17/12)
Willie Stafford, son of the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, was born on Dec. 24, 1935, in Sidney, Ark., and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloom-field, Mo., on July 15, 2012, at the age of 76. He had lived in Essex and Dexter most of his life. He attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Malden and was a retired construction worker...
R.C. (Randel) Tucker (07/17/12)
R.C. (Randel) Tucker, son of the late W.E. Tucker and Estalee Romaines Tucker, was born on May 8, 1924, in Geronimo, Okla. He died July 14, 2012, in the Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter, Mo. He worked at Elder Manufacturing Company for many years before leaving to establish his own business of custom machine hay baling. ...
Ray Wiseman (07/17/12)
Ray Wiseman, 72, of Advance, Mo., died July 4, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Sturdivant, Mo., the son of Claude and Josie Hardesty Wiseman. Ray had been a mechanic all of his life. He retired from the Advance School District and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Neva Bowman (07/17/12)
Neva Jean Bowman, daughter of the late Roe Wood and Opal Milligan Wood, was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Flint, Mich., and died July 16, 2012, in the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden, Mo., at the age of 80. Neva was married to Edward L. Bowman in May 1950 in Piggott, Ark. She was a bank secretary and was of the General Baptist faith...
Gary Alan Fortner (07/17/12)
Gary Alan Fortner, age 69, died on July 4, 2012. He was born on July 13, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to Louise and Norman Fortner. He married his sweetheart, Linda Brother Fortner, who died just two days after him. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Thomas Fortner, a sister, Sherry Lynn Fortner, and a brother, John Fortner...
Jasper Hardesty (07/12/12)
Jasper Hardesty 88, of Dexter, formerly of Advance, died July 7, 2012, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. He was born June 20, 1924, near Gipsy, Mo. to Noah and Sarah Ann Jackson. Jasper was a lifelong resident of Advance. He made railroad ties since he was 14 years old. He also farmed and had been a log cutter. He loved gardening, playing the fiddle, hunting and fishing. He believed in the Baptist faith...
Sophia E. Deason (07/12/12)
Sophia E. Deason, daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Jarrell Masterson, was born near Dexter, Mo., on March 29, 1917, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on July 11, 2012, at the age of 95. Mrs. Deason had lived in Dexter all of her life. She had attended the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter and had worked for over 30 years at Elders Manufacturing Company...
Gaylon M. Lawrence (07/12/12)
Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Sikeston, died July 10, 2012, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 15, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to the late David Monroe and Rita Dees Lawrence, he was a landowner and farmer, with ownership in various other businesses...
Marshall Mack Rankin (07/10/12)
Marshall Mack Rankin, 84, of Benton, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus, July 6, 2012, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born Sunday, Oct. 30, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Willis Edgar and Myrtle (Clayton) Rankin...
Delbert "Del" Cahow (07/06/12)
Delbert "Del" Cahow, son of the late Casper Carl and Tersey Pearl Hester Cahow, was born in Little Prairie near Caruth-ersville, Mo., on Oct. 14, 1943, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on July 3, 2012, at the age of 68...
Arthur J. "A.J." Miller (07/06/12)
Arthur J. "A.J." Miller, son of the late Sereno W. and Catherine Halter Miller, was born in New Hamburg, Mo., on Feb. 29, 1928, and died at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on July 5, 2012, at the age of 84. He had grown up in Chaffee, Mo., and had lived in California, Washington state, and Chicago before moving to Bloomfield 12 years ago...
Melissa Marie Bateman (07/06/12)
Melissa Marie Bateman, daughter of Alfred Bert and Norma Jean Mitchell Lawhorn, was born in Fort Hood, Texas, on Dec. 20, 1984, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo., on July 4, 2012, at the age of 27. She had grown up in Mattoon, Ill., and had moved to Dexter 10 years ago. She attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Joanne Jarrell (07/06/12)
Joanne Jarrell died on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service.
Martha J. Boyles (07/31/12)
Martha J. Boyles, daughter of the late Abe and Sarah Welch Malonee, was born in Oakland, Ark., on March 31, 1924, and died at her daughter's home in Dexter, Mo., on July 29, 2012, at the age of 88. Martha lived in the Dexter and Essex areas most of her life. She attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. She had worked as an inspector in a hat factory for over 20 years...
Roy Allen Holyfield (07/31/12)
Roy Allen Holyfield, 59, of Wewahitchka, Fla., died at his home Monday, July 30, 2012. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Maureen L. Holy-field of Wewahitchka, Fla.; three daughters, Rebecca P. Holyfield of Wewahitchka, Marcy Holyfield of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jennifer L. ...
Rose Marie Loveless (07/30/12)
Rose Marie Loveless, daughter of the late Perry Frazier and Mamie Clay Frazier, was born on Oct. 3, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., and died on July 29, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 78. On Aug. 25, 1949, she was united in marriage to Johney Robert Loveless in Detroit. Mr. Loveless preceded her in death on Jan., 21, 1991...
Barbara June Gard (07/30/12)
Barbara June Gard, 72, of Dexter, Mo., died July 28, 2012, at Clearview Nursing and Rehab in Sikeston, Mo. Barbara was born June 12, 1940, in Disco, Mich. and had resided in Dexter all her life. She had worked for Dexter Hospital, Lucas Florist, and most recently was a decorator for Health Systems Inc...
Earl Miller (07/28/12)
Earl Miller, son of the late Luther and Ida Gooch Miller, was born in Dexter on Dec. 15,1924, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on July 27, 2012, at the age of 87. He had lived all of his life in Dexter. He had worked for Worley Implement Co., John Deere dealer for 32 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was a member of the Dexter V. F. W. for 65 years...
Earl Lee Stilts (07/28/12)
Earl Lee Stilts was born in Gypsy, Mo. on Oct. 2 , 1924, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo. on July 26, 2012, at the age of 87. Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Elizabeth Stobaugh (07/28/12)
Martha Elizabeth Stobaugh, daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Ollie Pearl Williams Ethridge, was born in Center Ridge, Ark., on Jan. 31,1919, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on July 26, 2012, at the age of 93. Mrs. Stobaugh moved from Arkansas to the Charter Oak community in 1946, where she and her husband farmed until moving to Dexter in 1985. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Sylvia Gregg (07/24/12)
Sylvia Gregg, former resident of Parma, Mo., died at the Golden Living Center in Malden, Mo., on July 22, 2012. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma is in charge of all arrangements.
Don Duane Ashley, Sr. (07/20/12)
Don Duane Ashley Sr., age 74, formerly of Lilbourn, died July 19, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Dec. 26, 1937, near Osceola, Ark., son of the late Reno and Helen Crews Ashley. Don was a member of Lilbourn United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. ...
Virginia Cossey (07/20/12)
Virginia Cossey, daughter of the late Eddie and Edna Layton, was born May 23, 1941, in Bloomfield, Mo. and died at her home in Dexter on July 20, 2012, at the age of 71. Virginia was a homemaker, and worked for a short period as a nurse assistant. She was a member of the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield, Mo...
Linda F. Wages (07/20/12)
Linda F. Wages, 75, of Bertran, Mo., died July 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Linda was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Deventer, Mo., to the late Lendell and Mary Slayden Hunt. She moved to Bertrand in 1990 and was a long time member of Abun-dant Grace Church in Bertrand. She was of the Baptist belief...
Marcia Louise Nolen (07/19/12)
Marcia Louise Nolen, 64, a resident of Charleston, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 7, 1947, at Charles-ton to the late Marshall and Mary Dicie Richmond Dean, and had lived in Charleston her entire life. She was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Wanda Critchlow (07/19/12)
Wanda Critchlow, age 96, died at 2:38 p.m. July 17, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Wanda Fern Radcliffe on Novem-ber 6, 1915, near Matt-hews, Mo., to Frank and Bertha Evans Radcliffe. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Matthews High School...
John H. Flanigan (07/19/12)
John H. Flanigan, son of the late John and Inez Hare Flanigan, was born in Morehouse, Mo., on Jan.13,1945, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, on July 13, 2012, at the age of 67. He had lived in Essex most of his life until moving to Dexter in 2006...
Linda F. Wages (07/19/12)
Linda F. Wages, 75, of Bertran, Mo., died July 17, 2012 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Linda was born Jan.16, 1937 in Deventer, Mo., to the late Lendell and Mary Slayden Hunt. Linda moved to Bertrand in 1990 and was a long time member of Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand. ...
William Seabert Greer (07/14/12)
William Seabert Greer of Clubb, Mo. died June 28, 2012 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 91. Bill, as he was known to all his family and friends, was born March 24, 1921 to Harry Delbert Greer and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Greer in Poplar Bluff. He was raised in Butler County and attended Oak Grove School...
James Thomas "Jim" Fowler (07/14/12)
James Thomas (Jim) Fowler, 63 years old, died on June 21, 2012 at the Hospice of St. John's Facility in Lake Wood, Colo. He was born on April 3, 1949 in rural Essex, Mo., to the late Albert and Arel (Wilson) Fowler. He also had 3 siblings that preceded him in death. ...
John H. Flanigan (07/14/12)
John H. Flanigan, age 67 of Dexter, Mo., died July 13, 2012. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Marshall Mack Rankin (07/08/12)
Marshall Mack Rankin, 84, of Benton, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus, July 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Sunday, October 30, 1927 in St. Louis, MO to the late Willis...
Joanne O. Jarrell (07/06/12)
Joanne O. Jarrell, daughter of the late Otto and Cora O. Heflin Fletcher, was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on March 11, 1942, and died at her home near Bloomfield, Mo. on July 5, 2012, at the age of 70. She had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life...
Billie June Ward (07/06/12)
Billie June Ward, 83, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at her residence. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral chapel with Rev. Dennis Ward officiating. Burial will follow at 3...
Sue Robey (07/05/12)
Sue Robey, 60, of Advance, Mo., died July 2, 2012 at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1951 in Camden, Tenn., the daughter of Leroy and Ruby Harden Bell. Sue had worked as a cook at Lorch Oil and Rhodes Gas, both in Advance. She had attended Bell City High School...
Joyce Day (07/05/12)
Joyce Day, 70, of Advance, died July 2, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 2, 1941, at Senath, Mo., the daughter of the late Arthur Zeno and Azlee Edwards Davis Green. Joyce had been a secretary at Rhodes Oil Company in Advance for 22 years. She was a member of the Advance Eagles. She had attended the Church of Christ...
Sue Robey (07/05/12)
Sue Robey, 60, of Advance, Mo., died July 2, 2012 at her home. She was born Oct. 4,1951 in Camden, Tenn., the daughter of Leroy and Ruby Harden Bell. Sue had worked as a cook at Lorch Oil and Rhodes Gas, both in Advance. She had attended Bell City High School...
Joyce Day (07/05/12)
Joyce Day, 70, of Advance, died July 2, 2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 2, 1941 at Senath, Mo., the daughter of Arthur Zeno and Azlee Edwards Davis Green. Joyce had been a secretary at Rhodes Oil Company in Advance for 22 years. She was a member of the Advance Eagles. She had attended the Church of Christ...