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Obituaries from December 2012

Alan Dale Hanner (12/31/12)
Alan Dale Hanner, son of Robert Hanner and Diane Bruce Hanner of Bloomfield, Mo., was born on Jan. 7, 1968, in Selmer, Tenn., and died on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 44. Alan was an employee of Missouri Tractor Supply in Sikeston, Mo. He was also an experienced mechanic and handy man to many local businesses and individuals...
R.C. Williams, (12/26/12)
R.C. Williams, age 82, a resident of Dexter, died Dec. 21, 2012, at his residence in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Oscar Leo Pullum (12/26/12)
Oscar Leo Pullum, son of the late Herbert Milton and Serena Jane McCoy Pullum, was born in Parma, Mo. on Oct. 19, 1933, and died at his home in Essex, Mo. on Dec. 21, 2012, at the age of 79. He lived in Essex most all his life where he worked as a farmer...
Susan Laverne Foster Darby (12/26/12)
Susan Laverne Foster Darby, 62, of Malden, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after a three year battle with ALS. She was born May, 28, 1950 in St. Louis. Susan was the loving wife of Jerry for over 41 years. They were married Aug. 21, 1971, in Poplar Bluff. ...
Stanley Lewis Weinert (12/26/12)
Stanley Lewis Weinert, son of the late Frederick Ransom and Lillian Mae Wenz Weinert, was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 22, 1930, and died at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Dec. 23, 2012, at the age of 82. He had lived in St. Louis until moving to Poplar Bluff in 1982 and moved to Dexter in 2000. He had worked at as a clerical worker with the U. S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the D.A.V...
Mildred F. Grubbs (12/26/12)
Mildred F. Grubbs, daughter of the late Claude Edge and Lulu Hamm Edge, was born on Sept. 17, 1926, in Guntown, Miss. and died on Dec. 23, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 86. Mrs. Grubbs was a dedicated homemaker for her family. ...
Martha Allene Ivester (12/20/12)
Martha Allene Ivester, 80, a resident of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 26, 1932, in Miami, Fla., to the late William and Martha (Herndon) Perry. Martha worked in her home as a childcare provider most of her life, and she and her husband, Harry owned and operated a Western Auto Store in Cape Girardeau for a few short years in the 1970's...
Shirley Edmonds (12/20/12)
Shirley Edmonds of Dexter, died Dec. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roger Kent Wright (12/07/12)
Roger Kent Wright, son of Norma Jean Jackson Wright and the late John Allen Wright, was born in Parma, Mo., on Nov. 10, 1959, and died at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 53. He had lived most all of his life in the Malden and Parma areas...
Stanley Lewis Weinert (12/27/12)
Stanley Lewis Weinert, son of the late Frederick Ransom and Lillian Mae Wenz Weinert, was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 22, 1930, and died at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Dec. 23, 2012, at the age of 82. He had lived in St. Louis until moving to Poplar Bluff in 1982 and moved to Dexter in 2000. He had worked as a clerical worker with the U. S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the D.A.V...
Delora Schmittzehe (12/27/12)
Delora Schmittzehe was born on March 29, 1918, in Sikeston, Mo. and died on Dec. 24, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 94. Funeral services will be under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Brian Lewis Cole (12/27/12)
Brian Lewis Cole, son of Harriet Cole of Whitehall, Mich. and the late Max Cole, was born on Nov. 10, 1954, in Whitehall, Mich. and died on Dec. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 58. Mr. Cole was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and a former line worker at U.S. Poly in Dexter...
Charles Ray Pippins (12/21/12)
Charles Ray Pippins, son of the late Rube and Ruby Glass Pippins, was born on March 21, 1932, in Bernie, Mo. and passed into heaven on Dec. 20, 2012, at the age of 80. Charlie was a devoted member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. ...
Rose Ellen Harper (12/19/12)
Rose Ellen Harper, daughter of the late Morton LeBeau and Carrie Gray LeBeau, was born on Jan. 8, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and died on Dec.18, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 72. Mrs. Harper was a resident of Dexter, a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Dexter and formerly worked as an insurance agent...
Lance Ludell Cannon (12/19/12)
Lance Ludell Cannon was born on Dec. 24,1917, in Bassett, Ark., son of the late Frank and Maude Bennett Cannon, and died Dec.17, 2012, in the Cypress Point Nursing Home in Dexter at the age of 94. On July 20, 1940, he married Clara Irene McClung, who preceded him in death on April 12, 1994, after 54 years of marriage. To this union, three children were born. Mr. Cannon was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific during World War II...
June Ellen Fowler (12/19/12)
June Ellen Fowler, 83, of Muldrow, Okla., formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012. She was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Bell City, Mo., to the late Ira and Ruth Builder-back. She was a retired housekeeper. She was born into the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence E. Fowler and son Steve Fowler...
William Lee DePriest (12/19/12)
William Lee DePriest died Dec.16, 2012. He was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Linden, Tenn., to William Nathan DePriest and Verna Berry DePriest. William was united in marriage to Mertie Kathryne Moore on April 25, 1938, and to this union three children were born, Vivian, Ronald and Darryl. William moved his family to Dexter in 1945 when he entered the Navy. He served in the Navy for two years during World War II. He and Kathryne were married for 21 years. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1959...
Mary Ann Riddle (12/19/12)
Mary Ann Riddle, 90, of Dexter, Mo., formerly of Williamsville, Mo., died Friday, Dec.14, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girar-deau, Mo. Mary Ann was born March 31, 1922, in Silva, Mo., the daughter of Lucien and Ethel Lewallen Holmes. Mary Ann grew up in the Williamsville area and lived above Holmes Store that her parents owned and operated. After graduating high school she went to Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, earning a degree in teaching...
Joshua Allen Sandusky (12/18/12)
Joshua Allen Sandusky, son of Charlie Sandusky and Mayra Del Rios Dias, was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico on July 31, 1990, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo., on Dec. 16, 2012, at the age of 22. He had lived in many places while his father was in the military and had lived the past 10 years in the Dexter area. He had worked in construction and excavating. He attended the Word of Faith Church in Bernie...
William Lee DePriest (12/19/12)
William Lee DePriest died Dec.16, 2012. He was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Linden, Tenn., to William Nathan DePriest and Verna Berry DePriest. William was united in marriage to Mertie Kathryne Moore on April 25, 1938, and to this union three children were born, Vivian, Ronald and Darryl. William moved his family to Dexter in 1945 when he entered the Navy. He served in the Navy for two years during World War II. He and Kathryne were married for 21 years. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1959...
Rose Harper (12/18/12)
Rose Harper, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 72. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeanette West (12/18/12)
Jeanette West was born Oct. 26, 1928, in rural Stoddard County, the youngest child of the late William Joseph Smith and Edith Small Smith, and died Dec. 5, 2012, at Potosi Manor Care Center in Potosi, where she resided. She married William (Bill) Lee West on Dec. ...
Nina Isabelle Sandusky (12/18/12)
Nina Isabelle Sandusky, daughter of the late Virgil G. Allen and Viola Wheeler Allen, was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Portageville and died at her residence in rural Dexter on Dec. 15, 2012, at the age of 73. Mrs. Sandusky was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, a homemaker, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Matthew Gifford Long (12/18/12)
Matthew Gifford Long, 35, of Republic, Mo., died at Barnes Jewish Hospital on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, following a lifelong battle of congenital heart defects. He is our hero and who knows how many lives he will save in the future due to his pioneering efforts with his total artificial heart and the research that was gained. Matthew was a tissue and cornea donor and was able to save over 60 others with his final donation...
Herbert Dale Lacey (12/18/12)
Herbert Dale Lacey, son of the late Reuben D. Lacey and Louise Crowell Lacey, was born Feb. 9, 1932, in rural Sikeston and died Dec. 15, 2012, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80. Mr. Lacey was a member of The Church Of Christ, a former crane operator for Stupp Brothers Bridge and Iron Company in St. Louis, a member of King Solomon Masonic Lodge #95, a Shriner, a member of The Order of Eastern Star, and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Imperial...
James Richard Algood (12/14/12)
James Richard Algood, son of the late James Harrison Algood and Altheline Harper Algood, was born on Sept.19,1956, in Paducah, Ky., and died at his residence in Dexter, Mo., on Dec.13, 2012, at the age of 56. Mr. Algood was a resident of Dexter and a member of the Stokelan Drive Christian Church in Malden. He was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, and was a foreman at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid...
Lindell "Chuck" Dale Curneal (12/12/12)
Lindell "Chuck" Dale Curneal was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Essex, the son of Carl and Edith (Scudder) Curnea, and died on Dec. 8, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 73. On Feb. 7, 1969, Lindell married Gloria (White) Curneal, who survives in Desloge, Mo. ...
Thelma Mae Dyle (12/12/12)
Thelma Mae Dyle, daughter of August VanDamme and the late Lorraine Sherriff VanDamme, was born on Jan. 28, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., and died at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 9, 2012, at the age of 67. Mrs. Dyle was affiliated with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Dexter. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Elsie Glodean Streeter (12/11/12)
Elsie Glodean Streeter, 91, of Oran, died Dec. 9, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. She was born March 26, 1921, in New Madrid County, Mo., the daughter of James Fred and Nancy Louise Wilburn Calhoun. Elsie had been a homemaker and the assistant Scott County Collector. ...
Vernon Leon Smith (12/11/12)
Vernon Leon Smith, 83, of Marble Hill and formerly of Advance, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Clara Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Mo. He was born Nov. 16, 1929, at Jackson, Mo., the son of John William and Hattie Alberta Crader Smith. Vernon had been a farmer , was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Whitewater Meth-odist Church...
Lawrence Duley (12/11/12)
Lawrence Duley, son of the late Archie Duley and Lucinda Blevins Duley, was born on April 27, 1927, at Risco and died at The Manor in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 9, 2012, at the age of 85. Mr. Duley attended the Midland Church at Poplar Bluff, was a retired carpenter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a former resident of Dexter currently residing in Poplar Bluff...
Ruth A. Woods (12/08/12)
Ruth A. Woods, of Flint, Mich., was born July, 6, 1929, in Dexter, Mo., to the late Benjamin and Emmer Lane McCormick, and died Dec. 2, 2012, in Michigan. Ruth loved to help those in need and her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren...
Patricia Heady Welch (12/08/12)
Patricia Heady Welch, 75, of Vidalia, La., died December 5, 2012. She was born June 1,1937, to Joseph and Josephine Heady of Parma, Mo. "Miss Pat" was known by many as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Miss Pat was the voice on the loudspeaker for the Dixie Youth Baseball league for over 20 years. ...
Helen Bowling (12/08/12)
Helen Bowling, daughter of the late Otis and Winnie Skelton Weaver, was born on June 23, 1928, in Bloomfield, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Dec. 6, 2012, at the age of 84. She had lived in Bloomfield all of her life. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Bob Blair (12/06/12)
Bob Blair, son of the late John Turner Blair and Myrtle Mae Lynch Blair, was born June 15, 1935, in Henderson, Tenn., and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Dec. 5, 2012, at the age of 77. Mr. Blair was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church near Essex, a retired farmer and a resident of rural Dexter...
Bob Blair (12/06/12)
Bob Blair, a resident of rural Dexter was born on June 15, 1935, and died on Dec. 5, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 77. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
JoAnn Lowes (12/06/12)
JoAnn Lowes, 79, of Jackson, formerly of Dexter, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb.15, 1933, in Cape Girar-deau, to L. B. and Mary A. Hinton Crites. She was confirmed Aug. 7, 1952, at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Stella Simmons (12/06/12)
Stella Simmons was born Aug. 18, 1948, and died Dec. 4, 2012, at her home in Catron, Mo. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements.
Roger Kent Wright (12/06/12)
Roger Kent Wright was born Nov. 10, 1959, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 53. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Landon James Wilson (12/06/12)
Landon James Wilson, 13, of Advance died Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Feb. 8, 1999, at Poplar Bluff, the son of Joni Wilson. Landon was a student at Parkview State School in Cape Girardeau. He loved being in a pool. He also loved music and being read aloud to. Landon touched the heart of everyone with whom he came in contact...
Melissa A. Bell (12/06/12)
Melissa A. Bell was born Nov. 30, 1972, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Dec. 2, 2012. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Sylvia Long (12/05/12)
Sylvia Long, born June 6, 1922, in Tipperary, Ark., died at her residence in Reyno, Ark., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 90. A private memorial service is planned for a later date. Ermert Funeral Home of Corning, Ark., is in charge of all arrangements...
Peggy J. Blunt (12/05/12)
Peggy J. Blunt, age 75, of Wappapello, Mo., died at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wed-nesday, Nov. 28, 2012. She was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Annap-olis, Mo., to Omer Talley and Bessie Williams Talley. In 1956, Peggy was united in marriage to Charles Ray Bazzell. On July 7, 1990, she was united in marriage to James W. Blunt...
Velma Irene Barker (12/04/12)
Velma Irene Barker, age 87, of Alvin, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her residence. Velma was born on Jan. 29, 1925, in Kin-der, Mo., and was an off and on resident of Alvin since 1994. Prior to residing in Alvin, she was a lifetime resident of Dexter, Mo...
Sharri Lawson (12/04/12)
Sharri Lawson, daughter of the late Roscoe Vincent and Ruby Mae Pruitt Cain, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 9, 1949, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 63. Sharri grew up in Potosi and moved to Dexter six years ago. She worked for many years as a case worker for the State of Missouri and as a substitute teacher for the Bloomfield School District...
Jackie Ray Moore (12/04/12)
Jackie Ray Moore, son of the late Floyd Moore and Dorlus Snider Moore was born in rural Dexter, Mo., on Jan. 26, 1938, and departed this life at his residence in Bernie, Mo., on Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 74. Mr. Moore owned and operated Moore's Distributing Company west of Bernie and was a resident of Bernie...
Bonnie Sue Livesay (12/04/12)
Bonnie Sue Livesay, daughter of the late Joseph Peter "JP" and Gertrude Alberta Bradford Cochran, was born on March 14, 1939, in London, Ark., and died at her home in Dexter on Dec. 1, 2012, at the age of 73. She had lived in Aquilla from 1968 to 2006 before moving to Dexter. She was of the Protestant faith and had operated her own house cleaning service...