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Beulah Summerfield
September 01st 2014 02:54 pm by Dee Loflin

Beulah Summerfield, daughter of the late John Thomas Lamunion and Pearlie Mae Felts Lamunion, was born on June 13, 1926 in Powe, Missouri and departed this life on August 30, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 88 years.

Mrs. Summerfield was a member of the Malden Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.

She was married to Cecil Summerfield who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Priscilla Dabbs; by four great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ruth Lamunion Holley and Nettie Mae Lamunion; by three brothers, Shirley Lamunion, Burley Lamunion and Donald Lamunion; and by one sister, Noveta Linville.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Jamie Jones officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden, Missouri.


Last Updated on September 01st 2014 02:54 pm by Dee Loflin
Lonus Caudle
September 01st 2014 02:52 pm by Dee Loflin

Lonus E. Caudle, son of the late Jiles T. Caudle and Bessie Churchill Caudle was born on October 31, 1926 in Hector, Arkansas and departed this life on August 30, 2014 at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 87 years.

Mr. Caudle attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, was the former owner of Caudle Custom Backhoe Service, a livestock farmer, a trader of farm equipment and with his wife, Doris, was involved in rental property in the area. He proudly served his country in Japan during World War II with the United States Army.

He was united in marriage to Doris Sitton on May 24, 1947 at Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Caudle preceded him in death on November 23, 2003.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Caudle of Dexter: by one daughter, Marcia Metcalf and husband Earl of Dexter: by his son-in-law, Jon Daniel of Fredericktown: by three grandchildren, Aaron Daniel and Lori of Columbia, Rebecca Daniel Hampton and Bill of Springfield, Eric Metcalf and Brie of Carmel, Indiana: by seven great-grandchildren, Emma Hampton, Liam Hampton, Asher Daniel, Benjamin Daniel, Milo Metcalf, Rak Loop and Ellie Loop: by one nephew, Dennis Caudle of Dexter: by two nieces, Shirley Brown and Carol Goldsmith both of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Caudle Daniel: by one brother, J. M. Caudle and by one sister, Lorneze Greenwood.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 until 8:00 P. M., Sunday, August 31, 2014. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A. M., Monday, September 1, 2014 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Tom Horton and Dale Williams officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O., Box 302, Bloomfield, Missouri  63825.



Last Updated on September 01st 2014 02:52 pm by Dee Loflin
James Franklin Jarrell
August 27th 2014 12:54 pm by Dee Loflin
James Franklin Jarrell, the son of the late Lloyd Leslie and Pauline Wilburn Jarrell, was born in Pyletown, Missouri on September 20, 1939, and passed away at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 26, 2014, at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Mr. Jarrell had lived in Arizona for many years and moved to Dexter in 1973. He had owned Heartland Industries, a recycling business. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

On September 12, 1960, he was married to Gayle Clayton in Dexter, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Gayle Jarrell of Dexter; one son & daughter in law, James F., I & Lisa Jarrell, of Dexter; three grandchildren and wife, Josh & Whitney Jarrell, Ashleigh and Caitlin Armstrong; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Lehmkuhl and Gerri Kamper. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew James Jarrell.

Friends may call on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA, P O Box 96929, Washington DC, 20090-6929 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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 August 27th 2014 12:54 pm by Dee Loflin
Ella Mae Christian
August 27th 2014 12:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Ella Mae Christian, daughter of the late Luther Tim and Anna Robinson Temples, was born in rural Dexter, Missouri on November 16, 1917, and passed away at her home in Dexter, Missouri on August 27, 2014, at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 9 days.

She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ.

On June 24, 1939, she was married to Otis Chistian in Charleston, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2000.

She raised seven children; Ota & Charles Roberts of Dexter, Missouri, Truman Christian, Tim and Sue Christian, Leotis and Maynan Christian and Paul Christian, all of Dexter, Missouri, Raymond and Judy Christian of Afton, Missouri, and Jim and Lucinda Christian of Arnold, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several  great great grandchildren; and one brother, Leroy Temples of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Iva Lee Gartrell; three brothers, Ralph, Ray, and Nelson Temples; and two daughter-in-laws, Chlora and Jean Christian.

Friends may visit on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Bro. Clyde Jacques of Dexter officiating.

Interment with be in the Hagy 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
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548

Last Updated on August 27th 2014 12:58 pm by Dee Loflin
Billy Hunsaker
August 22nd 2014 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin
Billy Hunsaker, son of the late Newton Hunsaker and Anna Dublin Hunsaker Kimbrel, was born in Coldwater, Missouri on September 19, 1934, and passed away at his home in Springfield, Missouri on August 19, 2014, at the age of 79 years and  11 months.

He was raised in Southeast Missouri and had lived Springfield, Missouri since 1988. He had worked at as a pipe fitter and attended the West Division Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the V.F.W. and Masonic Lodge.

In July of 1956 he was married to Melba Jane Fincher in Dexter. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2007.

Surviving are four sons, Russell Hunsaker of Springfield, Gary Hunsaker of Elkville, Illinois, Tommy and Kevin Hunsaker both of Dexter; three daughters, Sharon Snodgrass of Moberly, Missouri, Sheila Armbruster and Leila Busby both of Sikeston; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Hunsaker of Dexter, and Jerry Hunsaker of Walnut Grove, Missouri; four sisters, Virginia Sherfield of Dexter, Linda Christian of Fordland, Missouri, Glenda Fowler of Wixom, Michigan, and Pansy Gianacakos of Springfield, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by  six brothers, Alvin, John David, James, Burl, Ralph and George Newton Hunsaker.

Visitation will be Monday, August 25, 2014, after 9:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Steve Tippen of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors. 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 August 22nd 2014 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin