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Jody Mason
September 16th 2014 12:36 am by Dee Loflin

Jody Mason, daughter of the late Joseph Britt and Ada Davis Britt was born on June 13, 1925 in Luray, Tennessee and departed this life on September 13, 2014 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 89 years.

Mrs. Mason has been a resident of Dexter, Missouri for the past 29 years. Prior to returning to Dexter she was a long time employee of the Memphis City School System. Jody was also a member of the Dexter First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, and her greatest joy in life was to spend time visiting with her extensive network of family and friends.  She touched the lives of many and we are all truly blessed for having her in our lives.

On July 26, 1946 she was united in marriage to C.R. Mason in Piggott, Arkansas. They had been married for 68 years.

Survivors include her husband, C.R. Mason of Dexter; by one son and daughter-in-law, Russell Mason and Robin of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Midge Shepard of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Kris Jeffrey and husband Dave of Chattanooga, Tennessee; by two great-grandchildren, Austin Shands and Jamie Jeffrey; by one son-in-law, Tom Bailey of Dexter; and also by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Marion Bailey; by one brother, Martin Britt; and by one sister, Mickey Wentzel.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Tuesday September 16, 2014. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. 

Interment will follow on Thursday September 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with a graveside service in the Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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Last Updated on September 16th 2014 12:36 am by Dee Loflin
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Rose Annetta Heskett
September 16th 2014 12:36 am by Dee Loflin
Rose Annetta Heskett of Advance, daughter of the late Robert E. Lee and Ann Etta Copeland Best, was born in Eminence, Missouri on November 1, 1919, and passed away at her home in Advance, Missouri on September 13, 2014, at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 12 days.

She had lived in Arnold, Missouri for many years, moved to Zalma in 1976 and later moved to Advance. She had worked at Quick Point Pencil Company for 35 years. After moving to Zalma she and her husband owned and operated the Zalma Liquor Store and then Joe's Place in Advance.

On December 6, 1947, she was married to Joseph Harding "Joe" Heskett in St. Louis.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Heskett of Advance; one son & wife, Michael & Bonnie Heskett of Fenton; five daughters & husbands, Pamela Jo & Dennis Pittman of Millersville, Deborah J. Kahl of Cape Girardeau, Vickie G. & Randy Rhodes of Zalma, Brenda Lea Abernathy and Sharon R. Wade both of Advance; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Interment with be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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 16th 2014 12:36 am by Dee Loflin
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Gordon Noland
September 12th 2014 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin

Gordon Noland, of Bloomfield, son of Shirley Burns Noland Campbell and the late Donald M. Noland, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 3, 1960, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on September 11, 2014, at the age of 54 years and 1 month and 8 days.

He had lived in Bloomfield all of his life and had worked as a farmer. He was a member of the Freedom Road Riders.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley (Burns) Campbell of Bloomfield; one brother, Vincent Noland of Bloomfield; two sisters, Donna O'Neal of Campbell and Kimberly Nevels of Bloomfield; his special friend Mona Morgan of Poplar Bluff; one grandson; seven nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Noland and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitations will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.

 

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

CHILES-COOPER FUNERAL HOME

573-568-4500 - chilescooper@nwcable.net


Last Updated on September 12th 2014 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin
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Ronald D. Cooper
September 11th 2014 04:45 pm by Dee Loflin

Ronald D. Cooper, son of Travis Cooper and Clara McFarlin Cooper of Bernie, was born on April 27, 1960 in Poplar Bluff and departed this life on September 10, 2014 at Mulberry Manor in Dexter at the age of 54.

Mr. Cooper had worked as a compliance officer for First Midwest Bank in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Randall Cooper and wife Patsy of Bernie; by one sister, Sherry Barnes and husband Darryl of Bernie; and by two nephews, Christopher Barnes and Travis Cooper, both of Bernie.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Michael Burk officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.


Last Updated on September 11th 2014 04:45 pm by Dee Loflin
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Michael D. Whitley, Sr.
September 11th 2014 02:30 am by Dee Loflin

Michael D. Whitley, Sr., son of Billie Durbin Whitley of New Madrid, Missouri and the late Wilburn Wayne Whitley, was born on June 27, 1953 in Gideon, Missouri and departed this life on September 8, 2014 in the Emergency Department of Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 61.

Mr. Whitley had worked as a supervisor at a plastic plant and was a resident of Dexter. 

On September 5, 1984, he was united in marriage to Donna Miller in Portageville, Missouri.  Mrs. Whitley survives of the home. 

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by five sons, Brian Whitley of Rutherford, Tennessee, Michael Joseph Whitley of Trenton, Tennessee, Jessie Aaron Whitley of Milan, Tennessee, Mathew Miller Whitley of Dexter and Michael Dewayne Whitley, Jr. of Lilbourn; by two daughters, Jennifer Cross of Bradford, Tennessee and Katie Whitley of Dexter; by one brother, Mark Whitley of Sikeston; and by thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Heather Michelle Whitley; and by one grandchild. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Tim Russell officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery, Dexter, Missouri.


Last Updated on September 11th 2014 02:30 am by Dee Loflin
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