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Clarence Albert Miller
December 19th 2014 05:02 pm by Dee Loflin

Clarence Albert Miller, son of the late Luther Miller and Ida Gooch Miller, was born on June 20, 1920, in Leachville, Arkansas and departed this life on December 18, 2014 at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 94.

Mr. Miller was affiliated with the Second General Baptist Church.

Dexter and was a resident of Essex.  He had worked as a machine setter for General Motors-Buick Division in Flint, Michigan and he and his first wife also owned an antique shop in Michigan.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II.

On July 19, 1941, he was united in marriage to Wilma Baird in Toledo, Ohio.  She preceded him in death on October 17, 1996.  He was then married to June Alberson McMullin on February 8, 2002 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Mrs. Miller survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hourihane of Severna Park, Maryland and Deanna Marvin of Fenton, Michigan; by two stepsons, Lynn McMullin and Glenn McMullin, both of Essex; one step-daughter, June Clay of Dexter, by five grandsons, five step-grandsons and eight step-granddaughters; by twelve great-grandchildren; by eighteen step-great-grandchildren; and by two step-great-great-grandchildren. 

Besides his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters; and by two grandsons. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Steve Tippen officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri.


Last Updated on December 22nd 2014 12:19 am by Dee Loflin
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Hazel Christine Burton
December 18th 2014 12:43 pm by Dee Loflin
Hazel Christine Burton of Morehouse, daughter of the late Omer and Ruby Mason Freeman, was born in Polk County, Arkansas on October 2, 1931, and passed away at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri on December 17, 2014, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 16 days.

Mrs. Burton grew up in Arkansas and had lived in Morehouse, Missouri for many years and had lived in Bloomfield for 16 years. She had worked at the Holiday Inn.

On February 6, 1952, she was married to Daniel Lee Burton in Piggott, Arkansas.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Lee Burton of Morehouse, Missouri; one daughter, Sheila Stratton of Dexter, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jason Burton of Morehouse, Pam Curd of Dexter, Jeffrey Stratton of Qulin, Jamie Greer of Andrews Airforce Base, Maryland, and Josh Appleton of Dexter; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Larry Freeman of Sikeston, Missouri; and one sister, Cindy Lewis of Texas. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Delotes Burton; one grandson, Justin Lee Curd; one great grandson, Caleb Ray Burton; two sisters, Claudia Gadberry and Katie Kinder; and two brothers, Charles and Dwayne Freeman.

Friends may visit Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev.  of , Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the  Walker Cemetery in 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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& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on December 18th 2014 12:43 pm by Dee Loflin
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Ada Robey
December 18th 2014 12:38 pm by Dee Loflin
Ada “Granny” Robey of Sikeston, was raised by her grandparents, the late John and Clair Morlan, was born in Greenbriar, Missouri on August 18, 1923, and passed away at her home in Sikeston, Missouri on December 17, 2014, at the age of 91 years.

She lived in the Avert, Missouri area most of her life and moved to Sikeston 24 years ago. She worked at the International Hat Company for many years. After her retirement she was a Foster Grandmother at Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston.

On August 12, 1939, she was married to Delfis Harding Robey in Avert, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Frankie Sullins of Sikeston, Missouri; three grandchildren, Mike Robey of New Madrid, Missouri, Fonda Dodson of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dean Robey of Dexter, Missouri; three step-grandchildren, Ron Sullins of Norfolk, Virginia, Beckey Crumpecker and Pam Eldridge both of Sikeston; five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Delfis “Moe” Robey and one son in law, Chuck Sullins.

Friends may visit on Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with Bro. Ray Duffey of Cape Girardeau officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on December 18th 2014 12:38 pm by Dee Loflin
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Lloyd Edward Zimmerman
December 17th 2014 12:47 pm by Dee Loflin

Lloyd Edward Zimmerman, son of the late John Ernest Zimmerman and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman, was born in Bernie, Missouri, on November 3, 1920, and departed this life at the Golden Living Center in Malden, Missouri, on December 15, 2014, at the age of 94.

Mr. Zimmerman had worked in Michigan and California for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier until his retirement.  He attended the Nazarene Church in Bernie and in Dexter. 

Mr. Zimmerman was united in marriage to Lena Pearl Clark on November 9, 1940, and they had three children:  Dennis, Danny, and Guyneth.   Lena preceded him in death in 1989.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Zimmerman and wife Edlynn of Chino Hills, California; one daughter, Guyneth Zimmerman of Durango, Colorado; one brother, Harold Zimmerman of Bernie, Missouri; one sister, Geraldine Blackman Sturges of Campbell, Missouri; four grandchildren, Diedre Navarro & husband Rainer, Kyle Zimmerman & wife Holiday, Tyler Zimmerman & wife Jennifer, and Jacob Zimmerman & wife Debra; by nine great-grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends. 

Mr. Zimmerman was preceded in death by one son, Danny Zimmerman; one son-in-law, Tom Everette; three sisters, Pearl Mickey, Dimple Miller, and Marjorie Zimmerman; three brothers, Herschel, Howard, and Melvin.  He was also preceded in death by his wives Evelyn Freeman, Minnie Zimmerman, and Marjorie Renfro. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri, on December 18, 2014, from 12:30 P.M. until 1:30 P.M.  

Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie starting at 1:30 P.M. with his grandson, Kyle Zimmerman, officiating. 

Internment will follow in the Stephens Chapel Cemetery in rural Malden, Missouri, with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephens Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, or to the Dexter Nutrition Center in Dexter, MO. 


Last Updated on December 17th 2014 12:47 pm by Dee Loflin
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Betty Lou Davis Minton
December 17th 2014 10:39 am by Dee Loflin

Betty Lou Davis Minton, daughter of the late Dr. Sam Severy Davis and Nola Parmenter Davis, was born on November 10, 1927 in Bloomfield, Missouri and departed this life on December 16, 2014 at her residence near Dexter at the age of 87.

Mrs. Minton was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She was an educator for twenty-nine years, teaching in Stoddard County rural schools, Central Elementary and Southwest Elementary in the Dexter Public School System.  She and her husband, Keith, were sharecroppers on the Buckhorn Plantation.  She then worked on the family farm after retirement from teaching from 1978 until her death.

She was united in marriage to Keith Meade Minton on July 25, 1948 at Dexter.  Mr. Minton preceded her in death on November 10, 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Davis D. Minton and Bradley A. Minton both of Dexter: also by other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Keith Meade Minton Jr., by two brothers and five sisters.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A. M., Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Graveside services will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery near Dexter with Dr. Barry Winders officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 164, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or to The Haven House, P.O. Box 4875, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901.


Last Updated on December 17th 2014 10:39 am by Dee Loflin
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