Obituaries from August 2012
Michael Walker, son of William Hanham of Leonard, Mich., and the late Cathy Hanham, was born on Feb. 25, 1972, in Pontiac, Mich., and died on Aug. 25, 2012, at the age of 40. Mr. Walker was a construction worker and a resident of Bloomfield. He is survived by one son, Matt Sherfield of Dexter; one brother, John Walker of St. ...
Rev. Charles Edward Kohlbaker
Rev. Charles Edward Kohlbaker, 88, a resident of Bertrand, Mo., passed from this life to receive his reward from his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girar-deau, Mo. He was born March 6, 1924, at Wood River, Ill., to the late Solomon and Sallie Ann Burnett Kohlbaker...
Gene Underwood, son of the late Walter Underwood and Ola Humphrey Underwood, was born May 4, 1928, in Fairview, Mo., and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on Aug. 23, 2012, at the age of 84. Gene was a member of the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield, Mo. He brought great joy to those he came in contact with. He made his daily rounds in downtown Bloomfield to Charlie Christian's store and to the various offices of Stoddard County Government...
Gene Underwood, a resident of Bloomfield, Mo., died on Aug. 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo. at the age of 84.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Helen Elizabeth "Liz" Long
Helen Elizabeth "Liz" Long, 54, of Oak Ridge, Mo., formerly of Dexter, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 4, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of Donald A. St. Martin (Major USAF) and Helen M. McClendon St. Martin. She and James E. Long, Jr. were married Sept. 29, 1979...
Brooklyn Leann Scott
Brooklyn Leann Scott, age 6, of Portageville, Mo., formerly of Clarkton Mo., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Holcomb, Mo. She was born March 8, 2006, in Kennett, Mo., to Scottie and Jamie Vires. Survivors include her parents, Scottie and Jamie Vires; a sister, Braelyn Vires; her maternal grandparents, Brett and Janet Scott of Clarkton, Mo.; her paternal grandparents, Scott Vires of Portageville, Mo., and Christine Vires, also of Portageville, Mo.; her aunts, Elizabeth Scott of Clarkton, Mo., and Tabatha Crow and husband Jeremy of Clarkton; and cousins, Breana and Kamdym Scott of Clarkton, Mo. ...
Brittlyn Dawn Scott
Brittlyn Dawn Scott, age 9, of Portageville, Mo., formerly of Clarkton Mo., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Holcomb, Mo. She was born June 18, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Scottie and Jamie Vires. Survivors include her parents, Scottie and Jamie Vires; a sister, Braelyn Vires; her maternal grandparents, Brett and Janet Scott of Clarkton, Mo.; her paternal grandparents, Scott Vires of Portageville, Mo., and Christine Vires, also of Portageville, Mo.; her aunts, Elizabeth Scott of Clarkton, Mo., and Tabatha Crow and husband Jeremy of Clarkton; and cousins, Breana and Kamdym Scott of Clarkton, Mo. ...
Catherine M. Barber
Catherine M. Barber, daughter of the late Earl Clark and Flavie Cornman Clark, was born on June 11, 1920, in Puxico, Mo., and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Aug. 19, 2012, at the age of 92. Mrs. Barber was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of International Hat Company in Dexter, a farmer, home-maker, and a resident of Dexter...
Roberto Espada-Morales, son of the late Juan Espada-Rios and Isabell Espada-Morales, was born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 25, 1927, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Aug. 18, 2012, at the age of 85. He had lived in Puerto Rico and New York before moving to the Dexter area in 1967. He had worked for 25 years at the Mingo Job Corps as a supervisor. He was a member of Risen Church in Dexter and was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
Doyle Gene Worley
Doyle Gene Worley, son of Calvin Doyle and Daisy (Crutcher) Worley, was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Dexter, Mo., and died Aug. 14, 2012, at his residence in Van Buren, Mo., at the age of 75. Gene had resided in Van Buren for the past five years and was formerly of Dexter, Mo., where he operated a John Deere dealership...
Mendy Jo Hunt Goldey
Mendy Jo Hunt Goldey, 46, of Cooper City, Fla., formerly of Dexter, died Aug.12, 2012, in Hollywood, Fla. Mendy was born July 6, 1966, in Sikeston, Mo., to Larry Hunt and Gaila Kirk Hunt. On Dec. 19, 2004, in Fla., she was married to Steven R. Goldey...
Donald Duane Culbertson
Donald Duane Culbert-son, 80, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mr. Culbert-son was born April 11, 1932, in Bloom-field, Mo. As a young man, he served with the U.S. Air Force as a bombardier during the Korean War...
Grover Cleveland Lynn
Grover Cleveland Lynn, 68, of Essex, Mo., died at his home Aug. 15, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
James "Jim" Franklin Stepp
James "Jim" Franklin Stepp, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 14, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jim was born to Nathan R. Stepp and Sarah B. (VanEsler) Stepp in Grassy, Mo., on April 25, 1932. Jim was an ordained General Baptist Minister for 30 years. He worked at several other jobs during his life. He always worked very hard to provide for his family and others. He will be remembered as a caring man...
Rosa Darlene Davis
Rosa Darlene Davis, daughter of James Roy and Rachel Brady Davis, was born in Puxico, Mo. on Oct. 23, 1951, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Mo. on Aug. 15, 2012, at the age of 60. Darlene had lived in Puxico her entire life. She was a teacher and had worked in the Poplar Bluff R1 School District where she taught Business Education. ...
Thomas C. "Tom" Sanders
Thomas C. "Tom" Sanders, son of the late John Thomas and Velma Leona Bohannon Sanders, was born in Gideon, Missouri on November 19, 1958, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on August 14, 2012, at the age of 53 years, 8 months and 26 days...
Bradley Charles Glover
Bradley Charles Glover, son of R. Kirk Glover and Charlett J. Triplett Glover of Franklin, Tenn., was born on April 15, 1988, in Tulsa, Okla., and died on Aug. 11, 2012, while on an outing with friends. He graduated from Centennial High School, Franklin, Tenn., in 2006. He was employed by World Champion Productions, where he taught ballroom dancing, professional competitions and was a member of New Song and People Church...
Bradley Charles Glover
Bradley Charles Glover, son of R. Kirk Glover and Charlett J. Glover of Franklin, Tenn., was born on April 15, 1988, and died on Aug. 11, 2012, while on an outing with friends. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Virgie Mae Kinslow
Virgie Mae Kinslow, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jetty E. Heflin, was born on July 14, 1921, in Pope County, Ark., and died Aug. 13, 2012, at Care Givers Inn in O'Fallon, Mo., at the age of 91. On Oct. 30, 1937, Virgie was united in marriage to Arvin L. Kinslow in Russellville, Ark...
Amanda Kay Miller Hodges
Amanda Kay Miller Hodges, 30, of Puxico, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital. Amanda was born Aug. 4, 1982, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was an active member of Life Chapel Assembly of God and a 2000 graduate of Puxico High School. Amanda worked as the manager of the Dollar General in Bloomfield, Mo...
James "Dub" Holman
James "Dub" Holman, son of the late Walter Franklin and May L. Moody Holman, was born in Featherston, Okla., on May 28, 1923, and died at his home in Dexter on Aug. 13, 2012, at the age of 89. He had lived most of his life in Jefferson County until 1981 when he moved to Bloomfield. ...
Loyce Diane Bleichner
Loyce Diane Bleichner, 65, of Benton, Ill., died Thursday evening, Aug. 9, 2012, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Bleichner was born on Aug. 19, 1946, in Top-pertown, Mo., the daughter of Billy Milton McCollum and Laura Victoria (Knight) McCollum. She married Robert Bleichner on Feb. 17, 1979, and he survives...
Margie Inez Stokes
Margie Inez Stokes, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Cedargate Skilled Nursing Facility. Mrs. Stokes was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Center Ridge, Ark., to George and Wilma Stobaugh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Earl Morrison, son of the late Marie Walley Morrison, was born on June 16, 1947, in Dyess, Ark., and died on Aug. 5, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, Miss., at the age of 65. Mr. Morrison was a manager in food service, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a resident of Corinth, Miss. He formerly resided in Dexter...
Delmer R. Underwood
Delmer R. Underwood, son of the late Roy and Josie Quick Underwood, was born on June 16, 1925, in Bloom-field, Mo. and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau, Mo. on Aug. 2, 2012, at the age of 87. Delmer had lived in Bloomfield all of his life and was a former mayor. ...
Calvin McRoy, son of the late Harvey Jackson and Martha Jennings McRoy, was born on Feb. 25, 1925, in Bloomfield and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Aug. 1, 2012, at the age of 87. Calvin had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He attended the General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII in Germany. He had been a truck driver with Cassens Transport...
Lee Arthur "Pops" Hester, Sr.
Lee Arthur "Pops" Hester, Sr., son of the late Willie B. Hester and Grace Hester Barber, was born in Armorel, Ark., on Aug. 24,1933, and died at his home in Essex, Mo., on July 29, 2012, at the age of 78. He had lived his entire life in Southeast Missouri and had lived in Essex for over 45 years. He was honorably discharged after serving two years in the U.S. Army. He worked for the A. F. Evans family for over 35 years...
Robert Tilson, son of the late Robert Tilson Sr. and Eula Butler Tilson, was born on Dec. 16, 1929 in Earle, Ark. and died at his residence in Parma, Mo. on July 30, 2012, at the age of 82. Mr. Tilson was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Parma, a former truck driver with Ohio Pacific Transportation, and a resident of Parma...
Violet Virginia Ellsworth
Violet Virginia Ellsworth, daughter of the late John O. Wilson and Jesse Pearl Watkins Wilson, was born on May 12, 1920, at Bernie and died in the Garden View Care Center at O'Fallon, on July 31, 2012, at the age of 92. Mrs. Ellsworth was a member of The Pilgrim's Rest Church in Fairdealing, a former caterer with Serv O Nation in St. Louis and a former cook at Newberry's in Poplar Bluff...
Billy Jay McClain
Billy Jay McClain, 48, of Fenton, Mo., died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at St. Clair Health Center in Fenton, Mo. Mr. McClain was born June 29, 1964, in Hammond, Ind. He had lived in Fenton for the past 10 years. He formerly lived in the Poplar Bluff and Dexter areas most of his life. He was a member of the Local Laborers Union #916 in Farmington...