Martha Minton, daughter of the late Ottie Miles and Adel Taylor Miles was born on January 13, 1918 in Essex and passed away on August 20, 2014, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 96.
Mrs. Minton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, and a home-maker.
On September 3, 1941 she was united in marriage to Bert Minton in Essex. Mr. Minton preceded her in death on May 1, 2003.
She is survived by two daughters, Vicki and husband Ted Matthes and Robyn Brown both of Dexter; by four grandchildren, Kate Parsons, Stephen and wife Shelly Matthes, Jessica Matthes and Miles Brown and by two great-grandchildren, Rhys Parsons and Mackenzie Matthes.
Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Minton.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Dr. Barry Winders officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 156, Dexter, Missouri.
She had lived in Essex, Missouri for many years and had lived in Dexter the past several years. She had worked as an in home health care worker.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Kevin Pullum of Bloomfield, Missouri, David Wessley Rodgers of Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Barbara Morgan and Misty McGregor both of Dexter, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Herman Pullum of Bloomfield; two sisters, Marilyn Southerland of Moscow Mills, Missouri and Frances Hester of Bloomfield, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Friends may visit Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Services will be held Friday, August 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter officiating.
Interment with be in the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Michael Thomas “Tee” Hawkins, son of the late Milton Thomas Hawkins and Rubye Janet Curnell Hawkins, was born on January 23, 1960 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and departed this life on August 18, 2014 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 54.
Mr. Hawkins attended Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. He worked as a general contractor for David Russell, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Sikeston and was a resident of Blodgett, Missouri.
He is survived by three daughters, Michele Hawkins, Rebeka Hawkins Easley and Audrina Rubye-Jane Hawkins; by five brothers, Scott Hawkins, Jerry Hawkins, Mark Hawkins, Matthew Hawkins and Troy Estes, III; by six sisters, Roxanne Johnson, Leslie Barrett, Kathy Dunnaway, Semona Penrod, Marla Stephenson and Marcella Honey; and by three grandchildren, Cooper Hatley, Carter Greer and Jaxson Easley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Stephen Hawkins.
Friends may call at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.Funeral services will be conducted at the Lighthouse Christian Center on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Onieta Kinney McGhee, daughter of the late William Green Kinney and Martha Kruse Kinney was born on August 17, 1920 at Dexter and departed this life in the SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County in Dexter on August 16, 2014 at the age of 93.
Mrs. McGhee was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and she was a teacher in the Dexter Public School System for 43 years. She was a graduate of Arkansas State University and was the recipient of two graduate degrees from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #311 and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.
She was united in marriage to Paul McGhee on June 9, 1973 at Dexter. He survives of the home.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two step-sons, Stuart (Donna) McGhee of Wildwood and David McGhee of Deltona, Florida; and by one step-daughter, Laura McGhee and her husband Kelly Greer of Lockport, Illinois.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ida Kinney and by one brother, Lincoln Kinney.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., Monday, August 18, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rich Lee officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Mr. Allen had lived in Clever, Missouri near Springfield. Mr. Allen attended college at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Arkansas, where he studied engineering. He then attended a culinary arts school in Louisiana. He had been a farmer, a golf course manager and ran the bar and restaurant at the club house his father owned, and has been in the restaurant business since 1996.
Surviving are his mother, Bernice Allen of Russellville, Missouri; two daughters, Chrissy & Eric Welch of Greenfield, Missouri, Cheri Allen of Springfield, Missouri; two sons, Matthew Allen and Nathan Allen, both of Clever, Missouri; three grandchildren, Dalton Welch, Collin Allen and Blade Welch: as well as by his aunt Gale King, Uncle Mike and Aunt Jane Allen, Aunt Carrie and Uncle John Newman, Aunt Midge Sandage and Uncle Don King; his ex-wife and closest friend Tammy Harp; and numerous cousins and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hale Allen; his maternal grandparents, Gail & Hazel King; his paternal grandparents, Martin Ellsworth and Virgie Allen; his uncles, Gail King, Denny King and Bill King.
Friends may call on Saturday, August 16, 2014, after 1:00 p.m. at the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico officiating.
Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.