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Obituaries from June 2013

Charlie Lee Hankins, Sr. (06/26/13)
Charlie Lee Hankins, Sr., on April 15, 1939, and died at his home in Sikeston on June 21, 2013, at the age of 74. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin "Al" Hunsaker (06/26/13)
Alvin "Al" Hunsaker, son of the late Newton Hunsaker and Anna Dublin Hunsaker Kimbrel, was born in Caruth, Mo., on Sept. 27, 1928, and died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., on June 21, 2013, at the age of 84. He was raised in Southeast Missouri and had lived Pontiac, Mich., until he retired and then moved to Jackson, Mo., before moving to Battlefield, Mo., two years ago...
William Bryant "Willie" Nelson (06/20/13)
William Bryant "Willie" Nelson of Dexter, Mo. died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the age of 92. He was born in Dunklin County, Mo. on May 7, 1921, son of Sally (Lowery) Nelson and C. Douglass Nelson. A former farmer, Mr. Nelson retired from the Swift Poultry Plant in Dexter after 30 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Pam Barber Gaines (06/18/13)
Pam Barber Gaines, daughter of the late Donald Barber and Donnie Link Barber, was born July 14, 1950, in Dexter, Mo., and died June 2, 2013, at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church of San Antonio. On Aug. 17, 1968, she married Dan Gaines in Bloomfield, Mo...
Peggy J. Mitchell (06/18/13)
Peggy J. Mitchell, 86, of Dexter was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Leora, Mo., died June 12, 2013. Formerly of Poplar Bluff, she had resided at Cyprus Point for the past six years. She was a member of the First Christian Church and retired as a caseworker from the Missouri Division of Family Services...
George W. Woodruff (06/18/13)
George W. Woodruff, the son of the late Grigg and Nora Norwood Woodruff, was born in Parma on March 27, 1912, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on June 16, 2013, at the age of 101. He had lived in Essex before moving to Dexter in 1937. He had worked for many years at Coffey and Camp Lumber Company and later was self-employed. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Nadine Carson (06/14/13)
Nadine Carson, daughter of the late Richard D. Glass and Gladys Naney Glass Tucker, was born in Bernie, Mo. on Nov. 11, 1924, and died at her residence in Bernie on June 13, 2013, at the age of 88. Mrs. Carson was a homemaker and a member of Corner Gospel Church of Bernie...
Glida Gean (06/11/13)
Glida Gean, age 78, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her home near Bloomfield, surrounded by family. Glida was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Cecil and Lela Sims Rucker. She was a nurse's aid at Shuffits Nursing Home on Ruth Street for many years...
Irene L. Hinman (06/07/13)
Irene L. Hinman, daughter of the late Luther Sifford and Nancy Horton Sifford, was born April 9, 1920, in Bernie, Mo., and died June 6, 2013, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter, Mo., at the age of 93. Mrs. Hinman was a homemaker, a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a resident of Dexter...
Dennis Singleton (06/29/13)
Dennis Singleton, son of Lillian Jordan Singleton of Bloomfield, Missouri and the late J.C. Singleton was born on July 8, 1925 in Kennett, Missouri and departed this life on June 28, 2013 at his residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 60 years. Mr. Singleton was employed by J.P. Ross Cotton Company in Essex, Missouri and a resident of Dexter...
Ruth Morrell (06/28/13)
Ruth Morrell, daughter of the late Robert Edgar Carrithers and Elsie Robertson Carrithers, was born on April 19, 1919, in Iuka, Miss., and died on June 26, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa at the age of 94. Mrs. Morrell was of the Baptist faith, and was extremely instrumental in developing Midwest Video Television Corporation throughout the West and Midwest region with her late husband. ...
Ruth Morrell (06/27/13)
Ruth Morrell, a resident of rural Dudley, Mo., died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Alvin Hamilton DeJournett (06/27/13)
Alvin Hamilton DeJournett, 91, of Advance, died June 25, 2013, at his home. Alvin was born Aug. 3, 1921, at Toppertown, Mo., the son of Cleveland and Edna Bledsle DeJournett. Alvin had worked as a union construction worker for 50 years. He was a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Kenneth R. Tucker (06/25/13)
Kenneth R. Tucker was born on June 12, 1939, and died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, on June 21, 2013. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
George "Leon" Cherry (06/21/13)
George "Leon" Cherry, 86, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 1, 1926, in Mason Hall, Tenn., son of R.C. Cherry and Mary Collins Cherry. He and Lola Barnett were married Oct. 3, 1948, in Piggott, Ark...
Billie Jean Harty (06/22/13)
Billie Jean Harty, daughter of the late Leslie Lemons and Pearl Woodruff Lemons, was born on Dec. 28, 1927, in Essex, Mo. and died on Friday, June 21, 2013, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County. Billie married to Norman B. Harty on Jan. 22, 1966 at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He survives of the home in Dexter...
Cletis Borders (06/14/13)
Cletis Borders, son of the late Roscoe and Naomi Borders, was born in Clarkton on July 3, 1933, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, on June 13, 2013, at the age of 79. Borders was a former resident of Parma but had been a resident of Dexter the past several years. He had worked at Stites Concrete for many years and later at Tyson Foods. He was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Margriete K. "Mimi" Cox Luadzers (06/12/13)
Margriete K. "Mimi" Cox Luadzers, age 94, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabil-itation Center. Mimi was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Stoddard County, the daughter of Henry and Icie Touchstone Baker. She grew up in Southeast Missouri and was later married in 1937 to Paul Cox who preceded her in death. On May 7, 1975, in Jefferson City, Mo., she married Nelson Luadzers, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1992...
Tony Ray Leek (06/12/13)
Tony Ray Leek of Dexter died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on June 10, 2013, at the age of 63. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. No services are to be held at this time.
Louise Long (06/08/13)
Louise Long, 84, of Advance, died June 7, 2013, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Louise was born Oct. 10, 1923, the daughter of Walter and Elsie Emrah McIntosh. Louise was the most proud of being a member of the Advance Church of Christ for over 15 years. She was a homemaker...
Brandon Billingsley (06/04/13)
Brandon Billingsley, son of Dale and Dolly Darnell Billingsley of Dexter, was born June 25, 1987, at Poplar Bluff and died May 31, 2013, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 25. Brandon was a 2006 Graduate of Richland High School. Besides his parents, survivors include his companion, Amanda Lutes of Dexter; two sons, Mason and Levi of Dexter, and one daughter, Jaydenn, also of Dexter; three brothers, Bobby Dale Billingsley, Brent Billingsley, and Bradley Billingsley all of Dexter; his parental grandparents, Curt and Dixie Billingsley of Lowndes; and maternal grandfather, Lloyd Cullum of Bloomfield.. ...