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Johnny Lee Johnson
April 27th 2011 11:48 am by News
Johnny Lee Johnson
Johnny Lee Johnson, 57, of Lilbourn died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Johnson was born August 11, 1953 in Jaywee, Missouri, the son of the late Tom Johnson Sr., and the late Mattie Lee Alcorn Johnson. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Sabrina Anderson of Kalamazoo, Mich., by one step-son, Demarco Partee of Poplar Bluff; by two step-daughters, Stacy Williams of Portageville and Deidra Davis of Kansas City; by three brothers, Terry Johnson of Malden, Perry Johnson of Lilbourn, and Victor Johnson of Sikeston; four sisters, Margaret March of Lilbourn, Joyce Robinson and husband Claude of Malden, Minerva Grissom and husband Ledale of Lilbourn, and Jeanette Johnson and husband Roosevelt of Lilbourn; by 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Tilman Pratcher; and three brothers, Tom Johnson , Jr, III, All Johnson, and Mike Johnson.

Friends may call beginning at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Bradshaw Chapel in Malden with Pastor Earl Grissom officiating. Interment will follow at the Simmons Cemetery in Catron.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 27th 2011 11:48 am by News
Pastor Raymond Cate
April 27th 2011 11:20 am by News
Raymond Cate, son of the late Robert Cate and Elsie Johnson Cate, was born on February 20, 1923 in Nettleton, Arkansas and departed this life at his residence in Aquilla on April 23, 2011 at the age of 88.

Mr. Cate had worked as a production planner for McDonald Douglas in St. Louis and was a resident of Aquilla.

Survivors include one son, Larry Cate of Foristell, Missouri; by one daughter, Velma Hale of Collinsville, Illinois and by one brother, Norman Cate of West Virginia.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Micheal Robert Cate.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Rose of Sharon Chapel in Aquilla, Missouri.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of arrangements.




Last Updated on April 27th 2011 11:20 am by News
Bulah Francoy Fortner
April 26th 2011 07:46 am by Unknown
Bulah Francoy Fortner
Bulah Francoy Fortner of Risco died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her home at the age of 95.

Mrs. Fortner was born September 19, 1915 in Springhill, Arkansas, the daughter of John Irvin Robinson and Adah Florence Benton Robinson. She was a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She was a member of the Risco Rural Independent Club and taught school at Clarkton and Gideon and for 22 years at Risco. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Risco.

Mrs. Fortner was married to Willie Fortner on June 7, 1941 at Morrilton, Arkansas. Mr. Fortner preceded her in death on July 27, 1994.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Joyce Fortner of Risco; by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Brent Shinal of Rogers, Arkansas; by seven grandchildren - Angie Miller of Parma, Cheri Harris of Jackson, Billy Fortner of Tallapoosa, Mark Fortner of Tallapoosa, Betsy Mays of Poplar Bluff, Matthew Smith of Springdale, Arkansas, and Jared Smith of Ava; by one daughter-in-law, Alice Fortner of Parma; and by 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in by one son, Royce Fortner; by four sisters, Jonnie Tyler, Doris Sims, Daphne Mills and Mary Robinson; by two brothers, Sid Robinson and Newt Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Risco with the Rev. Lewis Scott officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Last Updated on April 26th 2011 07:46 am by Unknown
Doris Jean Patton
April 26th 2011 07:45 am by Unknown
Doris Jean Patton
Doris Jean Patton of Malden died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Missouri, at the age of 73.

Mrs. Patton was born January 16, 1938 at Risco, Missouri, the daughter of the late George Woodrow Knight and Susie Male Rodgers. She was of the General Baptist faith and was retired from the Brown Shoe Company.

Mrs. Patton was married to J.M. Patton in 1978. Mr. Patton preceded her in death on April 24, 2005.

She is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Pam) Norman of Dudley; Debbie Smith of Poplar Bluff; and Linda Stanley and husband Jeff of Dexter; by one brother, Clayton Knight of Risco; five grandchildren, Stacia Shipman of Jackson, Clinton Lawrence of Dudley, Amanda Adams of Parma, Jentri Kasinger of Malden and Colby Denson of Jonesboro, Ark.; and by nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Adams; by one sister, Patsy White, and one brother, Larry Knight.

Friends may call after 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.


Last Updated on April 26th 2011 07:45 am by Unknown
Maxine Jewett
April 25th 2011 03:46 pm by News
Maxine Jewett, daughter of the late Felix Hampton and Fletie Utley Hampton was born on December 10, 1919 in Malden, Missouri and went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2011 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 91.

Mrs. Jewett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter where she served with the United Methodist Women’s and Christian Women United groups. Maxine worked as a checker for Big Star and IGA for a number of years. She was a current resident of Dexter and formerly lived in Parma and Bernie for a number of years.

She was united in marriage to Walter Jewett on November 16, 1941 in Malden. Mr. Jewett preceded her in death on November 28, 1998.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Lillard of Dexter, by one brother, Floyd Hampton of Malden; by four grandchildren, Carolyn Patton of Florida, Cynthia Patton Muller and husband Jimmy of Long Island, New York, John J. Patton III and wife Teri of North Carolina and Barbara Lillard Jr. of New Milford, New Jersey; by two great grandsons, John Tompkin of Florida and Brent Lillard of Long Island, New York and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Herbert Hampton, Victor Hampton, Fred Hampton, Walter Hampton, Wyman Hampton, Felix Hampton Jr. and David Hampton and by three sisters, Mattie Green, Ruth Stewart and Helen Shelton.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2 p.., in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 25th 2011 03:46 pm by News