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Obituaries from October 2012

Grace Lucille Whitson Long (10/26/12)
Grace Lucille Whitson Long, daughter of the late Joseph W. Whitson and Laura Edna Barry Whitson, was born on July 26, 1913, in Hickman, Ky., and died at Winchester Place in Bernie, Mo., on Oct. 25, 2012, at the age of 99. Mrs. Long was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. ...
Anna Simmons (10/23/12)
Anna Simmons, a resident of Parma, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Mo.
Tracie Dawn Willard (10/23/12)
Tracie Dawn Willard, daughter of Glenda Martin and the late Claude Martin Sr., was born in Sheffield, Ala., on July 14, 1970, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Oct. 12, 2012, at the age of 42. She was a former resident of Bloomfield and a homemaker. ...
Audie F. Maze (10/19/12)
Audie F. Maze, a resident of Bloomfield, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 17. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marilyn Elaine Lewis (10/23/12)
Marilyn Elaine (Long) Lewis, 81, of Jackson, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 18, 1931, in Marble Hill, Mo., the daughter of Bee-cher and Hester Barks Long. Marilyn married Wayne Lewis in Desloge on Aug. 16, 1953. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1996...
Jerry Wade Holloway (10/25/12)
Jerry Wade Holloway of Malden, died at his residence after a year long battle with cancer. He was 74. Jerry was born June 20, 1938, in Malden, to the late Cecil Holloway and Louise Bridgeforth Holloway. He was first married to Sherron Jenicce Benton Holloway. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1998...
James Arnold Toner (10/19/12)
James Arnold Toner, 81, of Rogersville, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2012. He was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Boonville, Mo., the son of the late James Victor and Mayme Marie (Arnold) Toner. He was united in marriage on June 1, 1956, to Fay Etta Garner. After 51 years of marriage, she preceded him in death in 2007...
Tracie Dawn Willard (10/19/12)
Tracie Dawn Willard, daughter of Glenda Martin, was born in Sheffield, Ala., on July 14, 1970, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Oct. 12, 2012, at the age of 42. She was a former resident of Puxico and a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Glenda Martin of Ill.; one son, Harold Willard III of Bloomfield; two daughters, Felicia Reynolds of Puxico and Morgan Willard of Bloomfield; one brother, Claude Martin of Ill.; one sister, Sheryl Phyler; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her companion, Cindy Lou.. ...
Jeremy Doyle Wilcut (10/19/12)
Jeremy Doyle Wilcut, a resident of Puxico, Mo., died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo.
Betty Harkness Bledsoe (10/16/12)
Betty Harkness Bledsoe, 80, died in Covington, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Elizabeth W. Rose (10/16/12)
Elizabeth W. Rose, daughter of the late William Nash and Nora Jennings Nash, was born on April 8, 1916, in Dudley, Mo., and died at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter, Mo., on Oct. 14, 2012, at the age of 96. Mrs. Rose was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, Mo., and was formerly employed by Stovall's Department Store...
Shawn Byron Smith (10/12/12)
Shawn Byron Smith, son of Daniel A. Smith, of Bloomfield, Mo. and the late Karen Ruth Gillett Smith, was born on May 29, 1975, in Dexter, Mo. and died on Sept. 6, 2012, in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 37. Mr. Smith was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Mo., and was employed as a mechanic for Hollister Lube and Oil in Hollister, Mo...
Elizabeth Ann Henry (10/09/12)
Elizabeth Ann Henry, 65, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday Oct. 6, 2012, at Saint Louis University Hospital. Born June 25, 1947, in Sikeston to Violet Hanshew Barnett and the late Curtis Dean Barnett, she was a family nurse practitioner for many years and was a member of First Christian Church of Sikeston...
Pierce Burton, Jr. (10/09/12)
Pierce Burton, Jr., son of the late Pierce Burton, Sr. and Murl Margaret Carter Burton, was born in Knoxville, Ark., on May 31, 1927, and died at the Ozark Mountain Healthcare Facility in Crane, Mo., on Oct. 6, 2012, at the age of 85. He lived most of his life in the Southeast Missouri area before moving to Crane several years ago. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Jerry Dee Tankersley (10/05/12)
Jerry Dee Tankersley, son of the late L.E. Tankersley and Charity Schreiner Tankersley, was born Dec. 2, 1938, in Medford, Ore., and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab in Puxico, Mo., on Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 73. Mr. Tankersley was a member of the Lake Wappapello United Methodist Church in Wappapello, Mo., worked as a quality control engineer for nuclear construction projects, and was a veteran of the United States Army...
David Bruce Dial (10/05/12)
David Bruce Dial of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2012, at the age of 59. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements.
David G. Ross (10/05/12)
David G. Ross, a retired State of Illinois highway engineer, died July 25, 2012, at Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center in Viera, Fla., at the age of 77. David was the son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret Ross, and was born in Dexter, Mo., on July 1, 1935. ...
Clyde W. Williams (10/05/12)
Clyde W. Williams was born near Pyletown, Mo., on March 9, 1924. He spent his youth in Stoddard County. He moved to Michigan as a young man and lived in Auburn Hills, Mich. He was the son of Floyd and Myrtle Williams. He died Sept. 15, 2012, at the age of 88...
Trisha Lynn "Teresa" Sanders (10/04/12)
Trisha Lynn "Teresa" Sanders, daughter of Robert Black and the late Ruth Louise Sprinkle Black, was born in Dexter on June 4, 1959, and died at her home in Dexter on Oct. 3, 2012, at the age of 53. Ms. Sanders had lived in Dexter most of her life. She had worked security at Golden Cat near Bloomfield. She was of the Baptist faith...
Tommy Joe Hendley, Sr. (10/04/12)
Tommy Joe Hendley, Sr., son of the late Aaron N. Hendley and Edna Gladys Lancaster Hendley, was born in Bernie on Jan. 10, 1940, and died at his residence in Bernie on Oct. 2, 2012, at the age of 72. Mr. Hendley had been Assistant Police Chief of Bernie during his early years. He was also a paramedic, having worked for Stoddard County Ambulance, Lucy Lee Ambulance and later was Chief Operations Officer for Twin Rivers Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was of the Baptist faith...
Lloyd E. Pope (10/04/12)
Lloyd E. Pope, son of the late Benjamin Franklin Pope and Lillie Caroline Hale Pope, was born on July 5, 1925, in Chaonia, Mo., and died at his residence in Essex, Mo. on Oct. 3, 2012, at the age of 87. Mr. Pope was a member of the Olive Branch Church near Essex, Mo. ...
Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke (10/03/12)
Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke, daughter of the late Andrew and Hattie Bear Carroll, was born on March 6, 1930, in Farin-burg, Mo., and died at her son's home in Puxico, Mo., on Oct. 1, 2012, at the age of 82. She had lived in Belleville, Ill., and New Madrid County most of her life and recently moved from Bloomfield to Puxico. She was a member of the Mormon Church...
Clyde W. Williams (10/02/12)
Clyde W. Williams was born near Pyletown, Mo., on March 9, 1924. He spent his youth in Stoddard County. He moved to Michigan as a young man and lived in Auburn Hills, Mich. He was the son of Floyd and Myrtle Williams. He died Sept. 15, 2012, at the age of 88...