Obituaries from November 2012
Vallie Walls, son of the late Edward and Nettie Mae Riley Walls, was born in Malden on Nov. 19, 1921, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 27, 2012, at the age of 91. Vallie grew up in the Parma area and moved to Pontiac, Mich., until 1978 when he retired from Pontiac Motors and moved back to Bernie. ...
Lola Mae McCollough
Lola Mae McCollough, daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Osa Weaver Corlew, was born near Bloom-field on Dec. 29, 1930, and died at Missouri Southern Health-care in Dexter on Nov. 29, 2012, at the age of 81. She had lived in the Essex and Dexter areas all her life. She was a member of the Rivers of Life Church near Dexter...
Mary Catherine Blevins
Mary Catherine Blevins, daughter of the late Ralph Beaird and Cassie Oneida Murphy Beaird was born on Aug. 2, 1934, in rural Bernie and died at her residence near Bernie on Nov. 21, 2012, at the age of 78. Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Powe Church of Christ, a home-maker and a resident of rural Bernie. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister and will be deeply missed. God has you in his arms, and we will always have you in our hearts...
Pamela Kay Walpole
Pamela Kay Walpole, daughter of Ivogene Coln Walpole of Dexter and the late Archie Sanders Walpole, was born on Sept. 18, 1950, at Poplar Bluff and departed this life in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Nov. 20, 2012, at the age of 62. Walpole was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former Lab Technician for Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter for 34 years and a resident of Dexter...
Andrea Fuwell Garris
Andrea Fuwell Garris was born Sept. 29,1973, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to parents Bernadette Mary Teresa (Lucas) and Bufford Roy Fuwell and died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, following a sudden illness. She was a registered nurse having graduated from Sourthern University Nursing School. ...
Mary Riggins Hay
Mary Riggins Hays, daughter of the late Travis Jack Riggins and Rose Issac Riggins, was born on March 6,1945, in Dudley, Mo., and departed this life on November 20, 2012 at her residence in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 67 years. Hays was a Homemaker and a resident of Dexter for many years...
Dr. Sam McGowan
Dr. Sam McGowan, former superintendent of the Dexter Public School system from 1981-1989, died at his Mascoutah, Ill. home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the age of 68.
Funeral services are being handled in Mascoutah.
Andrea Fuwell Garris
Andrea Fuwell Garris, was born Sept. 29,1973, and died on Nov. 20, 2012, in Shreveport, La., at the age of 39.
Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jackie Lawrence Cato
Jackie Lawrence Cato, Sr., son of the late Doyle Cato and Opal Seachrist Cato Anders, was born on June 16, 1950, in Boydsville, Ark. and died at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Nov. 18, 2012, at the age of 62. Mr. Cato was a self-employed auto mechanic and a resident of Puxico...
Velma Irene Barker
Velma Irene Barker, formerly of Dexter, died on Nov. 30, 2012, in Alvin, Texas, at the age of 87.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Nancy Stevens, daughter of the late Lee Walters and Eloise Smith Walters, was born on July 28, 1941, in Dexter and died on Nov. 24, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 71. Ms. Stevens was a former employee with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and a resident of Dexter...
Louise Welch, daughter of the late Wesley McCollough and Ethel Hutchcraft McCollough, was born on April 25, 1932, in Dexter and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, on Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 80. Mrs. Welch was a member of the Rivers of Life Christian Center in Dexter. She had been employed as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone, in the deli of Town & Country Supermarket and as a health aide with the Dexter Visiting Nurses Association...
Wanda Martin, daughter of the late Arthur Wilson and Verna Gibbs Wilson, was born on Sept.12,1942, in Dexter, and died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 70. Mrs. Martin was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and daughter...
Joy Marie Riggins Hampton
Joy Marie Riggins Hampton, daughter of the late Travis "Jack" Riggins and Rose Isaac Riggins, was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Dud-ley, Mo., and died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence in Dudley at the age of 72. She married Ervin Hampton in 1965 and moved to St. Louis where she worked for Southern Pacific Communications. From their union, three daughters were born. Mr. Hampton preceded her in death on July 1, 1982. She later moved back to Dudley and was a homemaker...
Vallie Walls of Bernie, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1921, and died Nov. 27, 2012, at the age of 91.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lotis Williams of Jefferson City, Mo., was born Nov. 27, 1918, and died Nov. 23, 2012.
Graveside services are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Services of Puxico, Mo.
Frances L. Funke
Frances L. Funke of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Dexter, Mo., was born Aug. 22, 1922, and died Nov. 12, 2012, at the age of 90.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Westminster Memorial Park in California.
Rachel Jeneane Porter
Rachel Jeneane Porter of Farmington died Friday Nov. 23, 2012, at the Southbrook Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center at the age of 74. She was born June 24, 1938, in Bragg City, Mo., daughter of the late Edith (Bohmer) and Marlin O. Martin, Sr. Jeneane was an active member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington and formerly a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Viburnum. ...
Paul J. Rodgers
Paul J. Rodgers, 90, of Silex, Mo., and formerly of O'Fallon, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his home near Silex. Paul was born Nov. 19, 1922, near McGee, Mo., the son of William Jesse and Leota Bell Payne Rodgers. He married Shirley Ferguson on Nov. 5, 1945, in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Shirley died Nov. 20, 2009...
Dwight Russell McQuary
Dwight Russell McQuary died Nov. 20, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 79. He was the son of the late Broyles Sumner and Ada Ray McQuary. Born on July 31, 1933, in Dexter, he graduated from Dexter High School then joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean conflict...
Verlin L. Waggoner
Verlin L. Waggoner, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna May Middleton Waggoner, was born on Nov. 21,1930, in Pyle-town, Mo., and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 82. Mr. Waggoner had lived in the Dexter area all of his life. ...
Sidney Burl McNair
Sidney Burl McNair, age 82, formerly of Charleston and Senath, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his residence in Bloomfield. He was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Calhoun, Miss., to the late Sidney Lois and Bertie Mae Cooke McNair. He began working with the R.E.A. in 1952, then started with Missouri Utilities in 1956 in Senath as a lineman and was promoted to General Manager. In 1977, he was named district manager for Missouri Utilities/...
Cessell Mary Jenkins
Cessell Mary Jenkins, 91, of Jackson, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of John William and Bertha Mae Clement Miller. She and James Harold Jenkins were married Aug. 13, 1948, in East Prairie, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1982...
Verlin Waggoner, of Dexter, died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at the age of 82.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons of Dexter and will be announced upon completion.
Dwight McQuary, son of the late Broyles Sumner and Ada Ray McQuary, was born July 31, 1933, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Nov. 20, 2012, at the age of 79 years. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Rosa Lee Watkins
Rosa Lee Watkins, daughter of the late Henry Creasy and Lilah Estelle Easley Creasy was born on Nov. 26, 1923, in Corsicana, Texas and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on Nov. 22, 2012, at the age of 88. Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker and a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church...
Billie J. "Catfish" McClure, son of the late Luther McClure and Thelma Shipley McClure, was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Clinton, Ark., and died at his residence in Bloomfield, Mo., on Nov. 18, 2012, at the age of 80. Mr. McClure was a former employee with the St. Louis Shipyards and had also worked as a farmer...
Albert Duan "Dude" Lee
Albert Duan "Dude" Lee died in the Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Mo., on Nov. 10, 2012. He was born March 26, 1925, to Albert Hardy Lee and Mary Etta (Stallings) Lee in Fagus, Mo., the third of 10 children. He spent his childhood in Southeast Missouri working on the family farms...
Joan Johnson Kittel
Joan Johnson Kittel, daughter of the late Arthur Johnson and Evadne Smith Johnson was born on Jan. 9,1923, in Bernie, Mo., and died Nov.13, 2012, at her residence in Bernie at the age of 89. She had worked at Crown Cork and Seal Factory in St. Louis, Mo., was a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church of Bernie...
Rev. Tony Kevin Eskew
The Rev. Tony Kevin Eskew, most commonly known to many as Brother Kevin, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Kevin served as Pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield, Mo. for 35 years...
Joan Kittel, a resident of Bernie, Mo., died on Nov. 13, 2012, at her residence in Bernie.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced
by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Rev. Kevin Eskew
Rev. Kevin Eskew, longtime pastor of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, died at Barnes Jewish Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the age of 60.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cyrena M. DeBerry Bragg
Cyrena M. DeBerry Bragg, daughter of the late Rally and Mattie Lou King Hawkins, was born on June 25, 1921, in Tyler, Mo. and died at her home in Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 9, 2012, at the age of 91. She had lived most of her life in Southeast Missouri and lived in Dexter the past several years. She was of the Protestant faith. She had worked as a seamstress at the Elder Manufacturing Company...
Helen Maurie Jolly
Helen Maurie Jolly, 92, of Fisk, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Winchester Place Assisted Living in Bernie, Mo. Mrs. Jolly was born Sept. 23,1920, in Puxico, Mo. She had lived at Fisk since 1941. She was a member of Fisk Presbyterian Church. On Sept. 24,1941 she married Bradley Jolly. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2005...
Larry Joe Averett
Larry Joe Averett, son of the late Kenneth William Averett, Sr. and Gussie Westerfield Averett, was born on June 23, 1940, in Cape Girar-deau and died at the residence of his sister near Dexter on Nov. 8, 2012, at the age of 72. Mr. Averett was a member of the Hot Springs Village Church of Christ, a former sales representative for the Levi Strauss Company in the Kansas City area and was named the most outstanding Sales Representative of the Year. ...
Jo Ann Hogan
Jo Ann Hogan, 74, of Morehouse, died on Nov. 5, 2012, at home. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Roy G. Kunkle
Roy G. Kunkle, Jr., 83, of Bloomfield, died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 5, 2012. Arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Edith Glenda Johnston
Edith Glenda Johnston, 93, died on Nov. 5, 2012, at her Jackson, Mo., home. Arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service.
Ann M. Ginn
Ann M. Ginn, daughter of the late George A. and Lola I. Clark Tackett, was born in Pontotoc Co., Miss., on May 24, 1932, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Mo., on Nov. 5, 2012, at the age of 80. Ann had lived in Fisk, Wynne, Ark., and Dexter before moving to Puxico where she had lived the past few years. She had worked for Missouri Family Services as a center coordinator. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and loved to garden and read...
James Allen Lykins
James Allen Lykins, 68, of Circle City, Mo., died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rosa Allen, daughter of the late John Elect and Minnie Ola Rootz Shelton, was born in Malden, Mo., on May 12, 1922, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on Nov. 5, 2012, at the age of 90. She had moved to the Aid community in 1959, where she lived until moving into an area nursing home. She was of the Protestant faith...
Betty L. Casey
Betty L. Casey, daughter of the late Malcolm Edward and Elva Christine Fortner Sills, was born near Bloom-field, Mo., on March 12, 1935, and died at Mis-souri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Nov. 2, 2012, at the age of 77. She had grown up in Southeast Missouri and lived in St. ...
Richard H. Maschmeyer
Richard H. Maschmeyer, age 87, of Tuscumbia, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Care Center. He was born in Lilbourn, Mo., on Sept. 19, 1925, a son of the late John and Geneva (Ward) Masch-meyer. On March 26, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., he was married to Vonda Marlene (Bollinger) Maschmeyer, who preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2005...
Sara LeeAnn Jones Leija
Sara LeeAnn Jones Leija, daughter of Kathy Stobaugh Jones of Bloomfield and the late Larry B. Jones, was born on July 1, 1981, at Sikeston and died at Missouri Southern Health-care in Dexter on Nov. 1, 2012, at the age of 31. Sara was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, had a natural love for children which extended from her son, nieces, nephews and into her chosen profession as an educator in Early Childhood Special Education in the Scott County Central School District...