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E.R. Sonny Newsom
September 30th 2014 11:54 am by Dee Loflin
E. R. "Sonny" Newsom of Puxico, son of Lucille Sittner Newsom and the late Elam Remel Newsom, Sr., was born on October 12, 1940, in Gideon, Missouri and passed away at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Missouri on September 29, 2014, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 17 days.

Mr. Newsom had lived in Puxico most of his life. He graduated from High School in 1958. He had owned and operated Newsom Lime and Fertilizer Co., a trucking company at Matthews, was an over the road truck driver and a farmer. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Puxico, a former member and treasurer of the township board, had served on the Puxico School Board and had been a member of the City of Puxico Board. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
On March 16, 1963, he married Marilyn Smith in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Newsom of Puxico, Missouri; one son and wife, Jamie & Debbie Newsom of Puxico; one daughter and husband, Becky & Jerry South of Dexter, seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his mother, Lucille Newsom of Dexter; four sisters, Marion Newsom and Elvena (Ronnie) Martin all of Dexter, Carolyn Williams of Fenton and Judy (Joe) Farthing of Bridgeton. Other family and friends also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, after 6:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Jeff Long of Cape Girardeau and Rev. Dennis Doublin of Puxico, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow at the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Church Food Pantry, c/o Alice Patrick, P O Box 68, Puxico MO  63960.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service - P O BOX 96 - DEXTER MO  63841
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548

Last Updated on September 30th 2014 11:54 am by Dee Loflin
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Hobert Voss
September 29th 2014 11:30 am by Dee Loflin

Hobert Voss, son of Mina Unger Voss and the late Hobert Marion Voss was born on September 29, 1961 in Springfield, Illinois and departed this life on September 26, 2014 at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 52.

Mr. Voss was a resident of Dexter, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica Lynn McKinley Voss; his mother Mina Voss of Dexter; by two sons; Jeffrey Wade Voss and Connie of Dexter and Hobert Voss Jr. and fiancée Jessica also of Dexter; one daughter and husband, Heather Dawn Jarrell and Eric of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by one brother, Jamie Schaefer of Dudley; two sisters, Kimberly Clark and husband Kerry of Dexter and Donna Tilley of Bloomfield, Missouri; by six grandchildren Essabella Marie Dawn Voss, Coleridge Voss, Synphony Jarrell, Melody Jarrell, Makalie Mekan, and Cameron Mekan; one nephew, Adam Clark and by one niece, Kaila McKinley.

Visitation was held on Monday September 29, 2014 from 11:00 until 1:00 P.M. at the Sweet Prospect Church in Dexter. 

Memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. at the Sweet Prospect Church.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of all arrangements.


Last Updated on September 29th 2014 11:30 am by Dee Loflin
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Joyce H. Riddle
September 26th 2014 01:55 am by Dee Loflin

Joyce H. Riddle - How do you write an obituary for your mother?  No one ever thinks they will be doing that.  Today this became our reality---Jeff, Kenny and Janis---today our mother left this world.

Are we sad?Of course.  But then we remember where and who she is with now and know that our tears are only going to last for a very short time.  Our joy for her “trumps” everything.

Joyce was   preceded in death by her father, mother and two brothers,- to them and to all the folks in her home town of Fisk, Missouri she was “Joycee”…..She always loved to hear someone call her that because she knew it was going to be someone from home.

Joyce’s family grew beyond her wildest imagination:==

3 children-Janis, Jeff & Charlotte and Kenny & Tammy---

8 grandchildren-Eric, Jonathan, Becky, Jennifer, Jordan, Tara, Daniel and Ethan-

10 great-grandchildren-Bianca, Solie, Arie, Dolly, Wayne, Kylee, RaeAnn, Noah, Faith and Liam-

Joyce had 3 loves in her life---Jesus, family and  friends—On October 7, 2014 Joyce will be celebrating her 82 birthday with her 1st love, Jesus in her amazing new home.

Graveside services were conducted on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 11:00 A. M,. in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

 


Last Updated on September 26th 2014 01:55 am by Dee Loflin
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Mildred Scott
September 22nd 2014 11:36 am by Dee Loflin
Mildred Scott, the daughter of the late James Otto and Bessie Stewart Smith, was born in Puxico, Missouri on January 19, 1919, and passed away at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter, Missouri on September 20, 2014, at the age of 95 years, 8 months, and 1 day.

She had lived most of her life in Puxico, Missouri. She and her husband had owned and operated various businesses including Navajo Motel and Grocery, Smith and Scott Appliance Store, and she retired from the Scott Florist. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico for many years and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. She was a 1937 graduate of Puxico High School.

On October 28, 1939, she was married to Alvin L. Scott in Puxico, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 2, 2006.

Surviving are one son, Doug Scott of Puxico, Missouri; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Rittenhouse of Chesterfield, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, J. Barry Scott.

Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Doug Scott of Puxico, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on September 22nd 2014 11:36 am by Dee Loflin
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Madaline Wilhelm
September 21st 2014 05:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Madaline Wilhelm, daughter of the late Harold Fern and Minnie Pearl Owens Thomas, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 10, 1924, and passed away at Dexter, Missouri on September 18, 2014, at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 8 days.

She had lived in St. Louis, Kansas City and Pacific Grove, California before returning to Puxico in 1946. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Puxico, the Southeast Missouri China Painters, a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #7822 and the Thursday Culture Club. She had been a clerk in the Puxico Post Office, Postmaster at Clarkton and had been the clerk for the city of Puxico. She graduated from Puxico High School and from Three Rivers Community College with an AA degree.

On July 17, 1946, she was married to Dean Wilhelm in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1997.

Surviving are three daughters and husbands, Cathy & Nelson Oakley of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Nancy Wilhelm of Cape Girardeau, Tammy & Tom Street of Bloomfield; and one granddaughter, Lee Miller of Puxico. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Mitchell Thomas and one sister, Julia Williams.

Graveside Funeral services will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Wayne Burchett of Puxico officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Puxico Ministerial Alliance, c/o Glen Epps, 502 W Richardson, Puxico MO  63960.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548

Last Updated on September 21st 2014 05:35 pm by Dee Loflin
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