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Obituaries from February 2013

William "Bill" Crutchfield (02/28/13)
William "Bill" Crutchfield, 74 of Kirbyville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his residence. William "Bill" Davidson Crutchfield was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Bernie, Mo., to the late Ralph and Viola (Davidson) Crutchfield. He attended school in Bernie. After school he moved to St. Louis where he worked for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft as a machinist and welder for five years. He then became an over-the-road truck driver and lived in Wentzville for many years...
Velvadean "Dean" Hendrix (02/28/13)
Velvadean "Dean" Hendrix of Poplar Bluff died at the Westwood Hills Health Care Facility in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 23, 2013, at the age of 86. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Betty Henderson Joyner (02/28/13)
Betty Henderson Joyner, daughter of the late George Allen and Ruth Brown Carwile, was born in Flint, Mich., on Dec. 6, 1928, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 84. She had lived in Dexter most of her life and attended the First General Baptist Church. She had worked as an LPN for Dr. Robert Jibben, Sr. several years ago. She and her husband loved to travel and had spent the winter in Brownsville, Texas for several years...
Susann Lyons (02/28/13)
Susann Lyons, 72, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Inc. She was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Stoddard County, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Soloman Langston and Thelma (Bess) Langston-Seabaugh. Also preceding her in death was her step-father, Howard Seabaugh and a grandson, Nathan Johnson...
Jennifer Lynn Mayberry (02/27/13)
Jennifer "Jenny" Lynn Mayberry, daughter of Brian Oxley of Muscatine, Iowa, and the late Terri Heath Oxley, was born on May 19, 1979, in Fort Pendle-ton, Calif., and died on Feb. 25, 2013, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 33...
Dr. Jerry W. Rhodes (02/27/13)
Dr. Jerry W. Rhodes died on Feb. 24, 2013, at the age of 88. Dr. Rhodes was born in Puxico, Mo., on Jan. 21, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. J.C. and Cora Rhodes. He attended Puxico Public Schools and graduated from Puxico High School as the class valedictorian in 1942...
Bernice Cox (02/25/13)
Bernice Cox, daughter of the late Claude Strickland and Blanche Liley Strickland, was born on Sept. 25, 1934, in Harts-ville, Mo., and died on Feb. 24, 2013, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 78. Mrs. Cox was a resident of Dexter, a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, and a volunteer with Southeast Health...
Flossie Abbott (02/21/13)
Flossie Abbott, daughter of the late James Loyd and Ines DeJournett Byrd, was born in Parma, Mo., March 30, 1923, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Feb. 19, 2013, at the age of 89. She had lived in Grayridge and Advance before moving to Salcedo in 1974. She had was of the Baptist faith...
Dulcia Buchanan Law (02/20/13)
Dulcia Buchanan Law, 95, died Feb. 19, 2013. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.
Retha M. Sissum (02/15/13)
Retha M. Sissum, 85, of Dexter died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Otis E. Swinger (02/15/13)
Otis E. Swinger, son of the late Hershal and Gladys Snider Swinger, was born near Dexter, Mo., on April 27, 1926, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Feb. 13, 2013, at the age of 86. He had lived in Dexter most of his life until moving to Wappapello eight years ago. ...
Martha Ann Landers (02/15/13)
Martha Ann Landers, daughter of the late Walter and Thelma Bishop Landers, was born in Dexter on April 18, 1937, and died at her home in Dexter on Feb. 11, 2013, at the age of 75. She had lived all of her life in Dexter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Tim Lee (02/12/13)
Tim Lee, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died on Feb. 10, 2013, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 48 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Stanfield (02/05/13)
Betty Stanfield, daughter of the late Virgil Edmonds and Lydia Pinkard Edmonds, was born in Phil Campbell, Ala. on Aug. 6, 1945, and died at her residence in Bernie, Mo. on Feb. 3, 2013, at the age of 67. Mrs. Stanfield had worked at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and later at Paramount Hat in Dexter. She was of Baptist faith...
Lester Strauser (02/05/13)
Lester Strauser, son of the late Charley and Lovie Wilson Strauser, was born in Leora, Mo., on May 20, 1937, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 3, 2013, at the age of 75. He had lived in St. Louis for many years where he worked as a supervisor for McDonnell Douglas before returning to Dexter where he worked in insurance sales...
Lois White Mills (02/05/13)
Lois White Mills and her twin brother Flois (Sam) White were born on May 25, 1919. She died on Feb. 3, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born and raised in the Bethany community and remained a vital and active part of this community until she was stricken with Alz-heimer's...
Alberta Henderson (02/05/13)
Alberta Henderson, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 5, 2013, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Deborah Hatchell (02/23/13)
Deborah Hatchell, daughter of the late Eugene Hatchell and Betty J. Norman Hatchell, was born on June 15, 1955, in Flint, Mich., and died on Feb. 21, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., at the age of 57. Ms. Hatchell was affiliated with the Risen Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Deborah J. Hatchell (02/23/13)
Deborah Hatchell, daughter of the late Eugene Hatchell and Betty J. Norman Hatchell, was born on June 15, 1955, in Flint, Mich., and died on Feb. 21, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., at the age of 57. Ms. Hatchell was affiliated with the Risen Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Deborah Hatchell (02/22/13)
Deborah Hatchell of Dexter died Feb. 21, 2013, at the age of 57. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements.
Sean Robert Crow (02/22/13)
Sean Robert Crow, son of Bob Crow of Dexter, Mo., and the late Karen Weaver Ritz, was born on July 30, 1978, in Charleston, Mo., and died Feb. 20, 2013, in Advance, Mo., at the age of 34. Sean was a heavy equipment operator, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, a graduate of Bernie High School and a former resident of Stoddard County...
Tim Lee (02/13/13)
Tim Lee, son of Freida Martin Lee of Dexter, Mo., and the late Herbert Lee, was born on July 21, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and died on Feb. 10, 2013, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 48. Tim was a member of Liberty Hill Church in Aid, Mo., a heavy equipment operator and a resident of Dexter...
Forest S. Denton (02/13/13)
Forest S. Denton, son of Bernice Evelyn Strange Denton and the late Hershell B. Denton, was born in Flora, Ill., on April 12, 1944, and passed away at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Feb. 10, 2013, at the age of 68. He had lived in and around Flora most of his life until moving to Puxico 12 years ago. He had worked as an electrician and plumber and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Larry Blaine Reid (02/09/13)
Larry Blaine Reid, our loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, went to his heavenly home on February 8, 2013. He was born on September 4, 1933, in Cooter, MO. Larry was raised by his parents, William Carl and Hazel Burkett Reid, who instilled in him a strong work ethic and a steadfast Christian faith. He was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter...
Dr. Charles "Skip" Wallace (02/08/13)
Dr. Charles "Skip" Wallace, son of the late Charles Blake Wallace and Judith Prentice Wallace, was born on May 2, 1944, in Nashville, Tenn., and died on Feb. 6, 2013, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 68. Dr. Wallace was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. He was the owner of Skip Wallace Chiropractic in Dexter...
Ruby Dell Taylor McConnell (02/08/13)
Ruby Dell Taylor McConnell, daughter of the late Robert Speer and Annie Speer, was born on Nov. 12, 1912, in Antoine, Ark., and died Feb. 6, 2013, at the Winchester Place in Bernie, Mo., at the age of 100. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former resident of Dexter...
Alberta I. Henderson (02/07/13)
Alberta I. Henderson, daughter of the late Frank Casey and Mildred Proffer Casey, was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Bebee, Ark., and died Feb. 5, 2013, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 95. Mrs. Henderson enjoyed quilting, was a resident of Dexter and worked at Elder's Manufacturing in Dexter as a seamstress...
James Wright DeLay (02/06/13)
James Wright DeLay, the son of David C. DeLay and Zelma W. DeLay, was born July 14, 1922, in Tilmon and died Feb. 4, 2013, at the age of 90. Jim is survived by one son, Darrell J. DeLay of Advance, and three daughters, Avis Holloway and husband Wally of Springfield, Peggy Beck of Sikeston, and Diane Frank and husband Chaunce of Nixa. ...
Virginia Ruth Simmons (02/06/13)
Virginia Ruth Simmons, daughter of the late Rev. Curtis Lester and Willie Lucille Lancaster, was born on Oct. 28, 1948, in Foreman, Ark., and died on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 64. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter where she sang in the choir. She was also a resident of Dexter...
Betty Gene Patton (02/01/13)
Betty Gene Patton, 82, of Puxico, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Poplar Bluff. Watkins &  Sons Fun-eral Service is in Puxico is in charge of arrangements.
Randall Hutchison (02/01/13)
Randall Hutchison, son of Judson and Shirley Jennings Hutchison of Bloom-field, was born on March 17, 1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and died on Jan. 30, 2013, at the Southeast Health Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 57. Mr. Hutchison was a resident of Bloomfield. He will always be remembered for his vocal talents which he shared with many residents of the Stoddard County community...