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Obituaries from December 2013

Irene L. Barker (12/27/13)
Irene L. Barker, daughter of the late Alvin and Eva Blocker, was born on May 9, 1925, in Stoddard County and died on Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence in Bernie. Mrs. Barker was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie and was a homemaker. On Oct. 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to Billy Joe Barker in Malden, Mo. Mr. Barker preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1996...
Betty Jean Stone (12/27/13)
Betty Jean Stone, daughter of the late Billie Joe Barker and Irene Blocker Barker was born on April 16, 1942, in Vinson, Mo., and died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 71. Mrs. Stone was a chicken farmer in Bernie for many years, a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church in rural Bernie and a resident of Bernie. ...
Audrey Gilmore (12/23/13)
Audrey Gilmore, daughter of the late Clarence and Dicy Gaines Wooley, was born in Dexter, Mo. on Oct. 1, 1937, and died at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter, Mo. on Dec. 22, 2013, at the age of 76. She had lived in the Dexter and Bernie areas most of her life. She was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church...
Breman Lafayette Montgomery (12/17/13)
Breman Lafayette Montgomery, born July 3, 1930, in Bernie, Mo., died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Cypress Point Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Montgomery is survived by his precious wife, Carolyn Joan Montgomery; and his two children Stanley Montgomery of Dayton, Tenn., and Gayle Montgomery of Ranchos de Taos, N. M.; eight loving grandchildren and seven loving great-grandchildren who adored him; a sister, brothers, nieces and nephews, who also shared in this adoration...
Mary Cossairt (12/17/13)
Mary Cossairt was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Swinton, Mo., and died Dec. 13, 2013, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky., at the age of 85. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements.
Clara Taylor (12/17/13)
Clara Taylor daughter of the late George Barnes and Tennessee Keck Barnes was born on May 5, 1919, in Formosa, Ark., and died on Dec.13, 2013, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 94. Mrs. Taylor attended First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a resident of Dexter...
Edmond Donald Cook, Jr. (12/13/13)
Edmond Donald Cook, Jr. of Sikeston died at his residence on Dec. 10, 2013, at the age of 52. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Henry McCarty (12/13/13)
Henry McCarty of Cape Girardeau died at Saint Francis Medical Center on December 12, 2013, at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Damon Burks, Sr. (12/13/13)
Damon Burks, Sr., son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary Louise Kinnison Burks, was born on April 6, 1940, in Holland, Mo. and died on Dec. 11, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. at the age of 73. He had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He was a member of the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield...
Sandra French (12/13/13)
Sandra French, daughter of the late Clarence Sylvester and Shirley May Lambert French, was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 16, 1956, and passed away at her home in Bloomfield, Mo. on Dec. 11, 2013, at the age of 57. She had lived in Collinsville, Ill. until moving to Bloomfield in 2001. She had worked as a home- maker through Continued Care and was of the Baptist faith...
Kenneth R. Green (12/11/13)
Kenneth R. Green, son of the late John Harvey and Mabel Fay Darr Green, was born in Bloomfield, MO. on July 9, 1935, and died at his daughter's home, with his family by his side, in Alton, Ill., on Dec. 9, 2013, at the age of 78. He was raised in the Bloomfield community and later moved to Bethalto, Ill., where he worked and raised his family. He retired as a machinist from Nixdorff Chain and moved to Dudley, Mo. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force...
Doyle E. Denbow (12/10/13)
Doyle E. Denbow, age 78, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home in Dexter, Mo., after a strong battle with cancer. Doyle was born on June 29, 1935, in Matthews, Mo., to the late Leroy and Stella (Yount) Denbow. Doyle wed Margaret Bone of Charleston, Mo., on June 11, 1955. They were married for 43 years until her death on Nov. 11, 1998. He later married Sandra Twitty, of Kansas City, Mo., on June 5, 1999...
Susan Key Woodard (12/10/13)
Susan Kay Woodard, daughter of Paul Wayne Woodard, Sr., and Joyce Wanda Layton Woodard Hall, was born in Dexter, Mo., on June 1, 1973, and died at her home in Dexter on Dec. 8, 2013, at the age of 40. She had lived in Essex most of her life and had lived in Dexter the past year. She had worked as a cashier and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church...
Lydia Collins Hausner (12/10/13)
Lydia Collins Hausner, 98, of Webb, Miss., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at North Sunflower Medical Center. Mrs. Hausner was born in Olive, Ky., on April 21, 1915, to John D. Collins and Alice Johnson Collins. On Feb. 20, 1933, she married George Hausner in New Madrid, Mo...
Marvin Smith (12/10/13)
Marvin Smith, son of the late Charles Artimus and Ivy Thomas Smith, was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., Oct. 2, 1944, and died at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Dec. 6, 2013, at the age of 69. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Joe Ellis Johnson (12/10/13)
Joe Ellis Johnson, son of the late Clarence Eillis and Opel Dora Hollis Johnson, was born Aug, 6, 1943, in Keiser, Ark., and died at his residence in Parma, Mo., Dec. 6, 2013, at the age of 70. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements...
Doyle E. Denbow (12/10/13)
Doyle E. Denbow, 78, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home in Dexter, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Albert Lee Mace, Sr. (12/06/13)
Albert Lee Mace, Sr., son of the late Austin William and Cozetta Layton Mace, was born in Bloomfield, on April 21, 1945, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Poplar Bluff on Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 68. He had lived in the Puxico area all his life and worked as a farm hand. He was of the Baptist faith...
Charles Flavel Rannells (12/04/13)
Charles Flavel Rannells, son of the late Charles Cartmell and Elise Rudolph Rannells, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 25, 1926, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Dec. 1, 2013, at the age of 87. Mr. Rannells attended grade school and high school in Dexter and then went on to complete three years at the University of Missouri before joining the United States Army. ...
Edith Ivadell Lewis (12/03/13)
Edith Ivadell Lewis, 85, died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was born in Collinwood, Tenn., was a native of Southeast Missouri and a 24 year resident of Baton Rouge, La. She was a pastor's wife for 21 years in Lilbourn, Mo., and was currently a member of First Pentecostal Church in Baton Rouge, La...
Ellen Parks (12/03/13)
Ellen Parks entered the Kingdom of God on Nov. 28, 2013, at her home in Franklin, Tenn. She was born on Jan. 26, 1921, in Brosley, Mo., to Francis and Pairlee Batten. Ellen married Loren Parks on Dec. 20, 1945, and her preceded her in death in 1992...
Gary Thomas Marron Sr. (12/03/13)
Gary Thomas Marron Sr., son of the late John Edward Marron and June Herron Marron was born on Aug. 31, 1954, in Verona, Pa., and died Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 59. Mr. Marron was a forger at a steel mill in Oakmont, Pa. ...
Elmer Underwood (12/31/13)
Elmer Underwood, son of the late Roy and Josie Quick Underwood, was born on June 16, 1925, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died on Dec. 28, 2013, at his home in Bloomfield at the age of 88. He had lived in Bloomfield all of his life, and attended the General Baptist Church in Bloomfield. ...
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr. (12/31/13)
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr., son of Harvey A. Irish and Charlotte Hartline Irish of Dexter, was born on May 5, 1967, in Poplar Bluff and died on Dec. 29, 2013, at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 46. Mr. Irish was a resident of Dexter, was a former firefighter, a former employee of Hank Graff Chevrolet, Comolus Radio Broadcasting and had worked as a home health caretaker...
Arthur Jerome Rogers (12/31/13)
Arthur Jerome Rogers, the son of Lewis James Rogers and Doris Hazel (Beach) Rogers, was born on March 3, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., and died on Dec. 28, 2013, at Crowley Ridge Care Center, Dexter, Mo., at the age of 87. He was a resident of Lowndes, Mo...
Buddy George McCain (12/31/13)
Buddy George McCain, of Morehouse, Mo., died at his home Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 102. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jack Smith (12/31/13)
Jack Smith of Dexter died on Dec. 26, 2013, at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Keifer Evans (12/31/13)
Keifer Evans, 90, died on Dec. 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Ray Wilfong (12/31/13)
Donald Ray Wilfong of Piedmont, Mo., died at his residence on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 73. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo.
Shirley Brigman (12/31/13)
Shirley Brigman of Piedmont died on Dec. 19, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 66. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Brigman (12/30/13)
Shirley Brigman of Piedmont died on Dec. 19, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 66. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Smith (12/30/13)
Jack Smith of Dexter died on Dec. 26, 2013, at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Ray Wilfong (12/30/13)
Donald Ray Wilfong of Piedmont, Mo., died at his residence on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 73. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo.
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr. (12/30/13)
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr., son of Harvey A. Irish and Charlotte Hartline Irish of Dexter, was born on May 5, 1967, in Poplar Bluff and died on Dec. 29, 2013, at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 46. Mr. Irish was a resident of Dexter, was a former firefighter, a former employee of Hank Graff Chevrolet, Comolus Radio Broadcasting and had worked as a home health caretaker...
Donald Ray Wilfong (12/30/13)
Donald Ray Wilfong of Piedmont, Mo., died at his residence on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 73. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo.
Buddy George McCain (12/30/13)
Buddy George McCain, of Morehouse, Mo., died at his home Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 102. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elmer Underwood (12/30/13)
Elmer Underwood, son of the late Roy and Josie Quick Underwood, was born on June 16, 1925, in Bloomfield, Missouri and passed away on December 28, 2013, at his home in Bloomfield, Missouri at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 12 days. He had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. ...
Patricia Ann Gallamore (12/26/13)
Patricia Ann Gallamore, 65, of Beloit, Wisc., died Dec. 18, 2013. Pat was born to the late Andrew and Opal (Fowler) Stewart of Bloomfield, Mo. Pat is survived by her husband of 47 years, Roger Gallamore. She was an active member of Berean Baptist Church and served wholeheartedly. Her favorite pastimes were quilting, gardening and watching her grandchildren at various activities in which they participated. A kindhearted, humble woman, her greatest joy came in serving her family and the Lord...
Irene L. Barker (12/26/13)
Irene L. Barker, daughter of the late Alvin and Eva Blocker was born on May 9, 1925, in Stoddard County and died on Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence in Bernie. Mrs. Barker was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie and was a homemaker. On Oct. 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to Billy Joe Barker in Malden, Mo. Mr. Barker preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1996...
Jerry Brent Cooper (12/19/13)
Brent Cooper, son of Jerry Cooper and Charlotte Johnson Cooper of Bloomfield, Mo., was born on Aug. 1,1961, in Dexter, Mo., and died on Dec.10, 2013, in Mexico at the age of 52. Mr. Cooper was the Vice President of U.S. Poly Enterprises Inc., in Dexter and a resident of Bloomfield. ...
Dennis Allen Morse (12/19/13)
Dennis Allen Morse of Jackson, Mo., died Dec. 17, 2013, at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leatha Woodruff (12/15/13)
Leatha Woodruff Leatha Woodruff, 79, of Dexter, died on Dec. 12, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Breman Lafayette Montgomery (12/13/13)
Breman Lafayette Montgomery, born July 3, 1930, in Bernie, Mo., died on Friday, Dec.13, 2013, at the Cypress Point Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Montgomery is survived by his precious wife, Carolyn Joan Montgomery and his two children, Stanley Montgomery of Dayton, Tenn., and Gayle Montgomery of Ranchos de Taos, N.M...
Patricia Elaine Kersey (12/13/13)
Patricia Elaine Kersey, daughter of Thomas Lee and Jewel Mildred Kennedy Jarrell, was born in Dudley, Mo., on Feb. 9, 1952, and died at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo., on Dec.11, 2013, at the age of 61. She grew up in the Dexter and Dudley area, lived in Ellsinore for 20 years before moving to Springfield. ...
Ross W. Moore (12/06/13)
Ross W. Moore, son of the late Allie Moore and Nina Hollingsworth Moore, was born on May 11, 1932, in Neosho, Mo., and died on Dec. 4, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 81. Mr. Moore retired from H. W. Gossard Company as a sewing machine maintenance operator. He was a resident of Bernie and the current president of the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop...
Sue Roper (12/05/13)
Sue Roper, 88, of Advance, died Dec. 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. She was born July 27, 1925, at Cullman, Ala., the daughter of Clarence and Bertha Putman Howard. Sue was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove General Baptist Church near Swinton...
David Spencer Pedigo II (12/05/13)
Spencer Pedigo, son of David Pedigo and Judy Shafer Pedigo, was born on May 8, 1981, in Dexter, Mo. and died on Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 32. Spencer was affiliated with the Mount Zion Walker Baptist Church in Bloomfield. He graduated from Dexter Senior High School in 1999 and was formerly employed at Faurecia Emissions in Dexter as an electronic technician. At the time of his death, he owned N.S. Construction Company...
Willene Gibbs Matthews (12/02/13)
Willene Gibbs Mathews, daughter of the late Amos E. and Daphne Ruth Hudgens Smith, was born on June 23, 1931, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died on Dec. 1, 2013, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 82. She had lived in Bloomfield most of her life. ...
Willene Gibbs Matthews (12/02/13)
Willene Gibbs Matthews of Bloomfield, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo, A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements...
Bob Weathers (12/02/13)
Bob Weathers, son of the late George Rawleigh Weathers and Ethel Cordelia Forest Weathers was born on Sept. 22, 1937, at Fisk and died at Southeast- HEALTH Center of Stoddard County on Nov. 30, 2013, at the age of 76. Mr. Weathers was a 21 year veteran of the Dexter Police Department, retiring as Lieutenant. He enjoyed working on the family farm and was a resident of Dexter...