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Sue Eskew
April 20th 2014 09:13 am by Dee Loflin
Sue Eskew

Sue Eskew, daughter of the late Arthur Birchfield and Georgia Taylor Birchfield, was born on January 12, 1934 and passed away on April 17, 2014 at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80.

Mrs. Eskew was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a former member of the Library Board and a member of the Dexter Genealogy Society.  She was a housewife and a resident of Dexter.

On April 1, 1952, she was united in marriage to Wes Eskew in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Eskew survives at the home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Allen Eskew and wife Teresa of Layton, Utah, Bruce Eskew and wife Debby of Dexter, Doug Eskew and wife Susan of Brandon, Mississippi and Steve Eskew and wife Tiffany of Springfield, Missouri; by one daughter, Debbie Eskew Nelson of Springfield, Missouri; by three sisters, Colleen Godfrey of Grass Valley, California, Linda McClard of Hamilton, Ohio and Bonnie Lemons of Stephens City, Virginia; by nine grandchildren, Chris Nelson, Ashley Perryman, Stacy Earnest, Greg Eskew, Natalie Eskew, Jessica Eubanks, Kevin Eskew, Emily Eskew and Ariana Eskew; and by nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Birchfield; and by two sisters, Sondra Birchfield and DeAnn Jenkins.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Mike Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

 


Last Updated on April 20th 2014 09:13 am by Dee Loflin
Dale Ellis
April 18th 2014 12:59 pm by Dee Loflin
Dale Ellis
Dale Ellis, son of the late William and Pearl Dowdy Ellis, was born in Parma, Missouri on  June 11, 1937, and passed away on April 17, 2014, Southeast Health Care of Stoddard County in Dexter, at the age of 76 years10  months and 6 days.

He had lived in Dexter the last 53 years, he worked for the City Of Dexter as Park Matience.  He attended the Friendship Baptist Church of Dexter, Missouri.

On May 17, 1961, he was married to Doris Faye Butler in Stoddard County, Missouri.

Surviving are, his wife, Doris Ellis of Dexter, Missouri; one son and daughter in law, Ronnie & Tracyee Ellis of Dexter, Missouri, two daughters and sons in law Bonnie & Steven Smith of Dexter, Missouri, and Lesa Lafferty of Dexter, Missouri, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one son in law, Aaron Grobe of Dexter; two brothers Billy Ellis of Morehouse, Missouri & Edwin Ellis of Parma, Missouri, two sisters Norma Hoskins of Morehouse, Missouri and Margaret Baker of Dexter, Missouri.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Ellis, and one sister, Daisy Breece, and one daughter Connie Grobe.

Friends may visit Monday, April 21 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Dale Holman of Advance, Missouri.

Interment with be in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, 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 April 18th 2014 12:59 pm by Dee Loflin
Sally Nell Fauller
April 16th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Sally Nell Fauller
Sally Nell Fauller, daughter of the late William and Katie Dowdy McGuire, was born in Wyatt, Missouri on September 24, 1910, and passed away at the Royal Manor Nursing Facility in Nicholasville, Kentucky on April 12, 2014, at the age of 103 years.

She had lived in the Sikeston area for many years before moving to Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1996. She was of the Baptist faith.
On July 19, 1926, she was married to William "Bill" Fauller in New Madrid County, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1987.

Surviving are two daughters, Nola Gipson of Sun City West, Arizona, Delberta Minner of High Ridge, Missouri; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; and eighteen great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Fauller, one daughter, Betty Fauller, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Burial will follow in the Dexter 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 April 16th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Eula Faye Baca
April 15th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Eula Faye Baca

Eula Faye Baca, daughter of the late Samuel Jasper and Esta Ruth Jones Harmon, was born in Manilla, Arkansas on October 27, 1933, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on April 14, 2014, at the age of 80 years.

Mrs. Baca had lived in Lubbock, Texas, where she was a dietary manager for a nursing home, she moved to Bloomfield in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

On June 13, 1981, she was married to Claudio H. Baca in Lubbock, Texas.

Surviving are her husband, Claudio H. Baca of Bloomfield, Missouri; one daughter, Ruth Strickland of Bloomfield, Missouri; one son, Larry Harmon of Dexter, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Larmie, Jenny and Kathy; four sisters, Vera, Zerah, Glowesta and Josephine; and two brothers, Denver and Jasper.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Steve Morrison of Bloomfield officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o Steve Morrison, 806 Stoddard 
Rd, Bloomfield, MO 63825.

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 April 15th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Alan Douglas Zunkel
April 14th 2014 12:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Alan Douglas Zunkel

Alan Douglas “Doug” Zunkel died peacefully with family by his side on April 9, 2014 in his Vancouver home. His life is celebrated by family, friends, and colleagues around the country and the world.

Doug was born on May 3, 1941 in Bethany, Missouri as the eldest son of Kenneth and Ezma Zunkel. Doug grew up in Princeton, Illinois with his younger brother, David, and was a standout student and athlete.

He was the salutatorian of his class and the captain of the football team. He also attained the rank of Eagle Scout. After Doug graduated from Princeton High School, he went west to attend the Colorado School of Mines. During college, Doug was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and served the chapter proudly as President. He graduated from the Missouri School of Mines in 1964 with a bachelor’s of science degree in metallurgical engineering.

Doug returned to the Colorado School of Mines in 1964 and earned his master’s degree and his doctor of science degree in 1967. Doug was a United States Army veteran, serving honorably from 1967 to 1969. In the Army, Doug attained the rank of Captain and worked on NASA’s Apollo lunar module. After his tenure in the Army, Doug began a long and illustrious career in the precious metals industry.

Described by his granddaughter Bonnie as the smartest man she knew, Doug worked for and consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon, and many prestigious law firms around the country.

Doug was a highly sought after precious metals expert who loved his work. He established A.D. Zunkel Consultants, Inc. in 1986 and worked up until the week of his passing. Doug belonged to numerous technical and professional societies, including the Society of Mining Engineers, the Metallurgical Society, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He served as a trustee of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers from 1987 to 1988 and was the President of the Metallurgical Society in 1987. Doug generously established the John P. Hager Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the Colorado School of Mines to support students in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Doug was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan, a golf enthusiast, a world traveler, a tremendous chef, and an expert on the genealogy of the Zunkel family. He was also a life member of the Philatelist Society.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Olivia Ann, his daughter Lea Ann, his son Ken, his brother David, his granddaughter Bonnie, his niece Erica, and his nephew Mark. He has reunited with his beloved father-in-law, George “Pop” Baker, in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to Hospice or Essex United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Monday April 14, 2014 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors. 

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 14th 2014 12:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Lester Leo James
April 14th 2014 08:40 am by Dee Loflin
Lester Leo James

Lester Leo James, son of the late Eugene James and Florence Nelson James was born in Parma, Missouri on December 29, 1928 and departed this life at Golden Living Center in Malden, Missouri on April 11, 2014 at the age of 85.

Mr. James had worked for Federal Mogul, Malden, Missouri, had attended Bernie General Baptist Church and was a resident of Bernie.

He was united in marriage to Beulah Marie Lunsford in Piggott, Arkansas on March 13, 1950.  Mrs. James survives in their home in Bernie.


Other survivors include two sons, Danny James & wife Jayne of Dexter, Missouri and Leroy James & wife Ange of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by three daughters, Beverly Dockins of Bernie, Missouri, Debbie Jones of Jefferson City, Missouri and Allison Williams & husband Stephen Wayne of Bernie, Missouri; by one brother, Leon James of Heber Springs, Arkansas; by 19 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren; also by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death other than by his parents, by four brothers, Clarence Edward James, Delmar James, Harold Richardson James, Everett Eugene James; by two sisters, Grace Creasy and Maggie Jines.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Bill Pennington officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 14th 2014 08:40 am by Dee Loflin
Bertie Marie Wright
April 14th 2014 08:37 am by Dee Loflin
Bertie Marie Wright
Bertie Marie Wright, daughter of the late Mona and Lula Fry Crabb, was born in Puxico, Missouri on August 20, 1920, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on April 11, 2014, at the age of 93 years, 7 months and 22 days.

She had lived in the Puxico area all her life.

On June 13, 1936, she was married to Truman Wright in Puxico, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on April 29, 1999.

Surviving are, two sons and spouses, Charles & Louise Wright of Florissant, Missouri, and Don & Gayle Wright of Scott City, Missouri; two daughters and spouses, Janice & Don Reinert of Puxico, Missouri, and Faye & Tom Young of Jackson, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; one brother, Charles Crabb of Park Hills, Missouri; and one sister, Mary Houart of Bloomfield, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Wright.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Darren Baker of Puxico officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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 April 14th 2014 08:37 am by Dee Loflin
Doris Lavada Haywood
April 10th 2014 09:15 am by Dee Loflin
Doris Lavada Haywood

Doris Lavada Haywood, daughter of the late Elton Crawford and Lillian Beatrice Edmundson Haywood, was born on January 5, 1946 in Holcomb, Missouri and passed away on April 8, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 68.

Mrs. Haywood had previously worked as a hairdresser in her own shop, Doris’ Beauty Shop in Kennett, Missouri for thirty-five years, had been a member of Modern Woodmen of America and was a resident of Wappapello, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Doyle R. Haywood in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  Mr. Haywood survives at the home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Billy Parker and fiancé Holly Noel of Paragould, Arkansas, Allen Haywood and wife Melanie of Rector, Arkansas and Chris Haywood and wife Shannon of Rector, Arkansas; by two daughters, Tammy Jarrett and fiancé Ronnie Riddle of Kennett, Missouri and Mindy Danley and husband Chris of Kennett, Missouri; by Tonya Holmes and husband Billy who was like a daughter to her; by five brothers, Archie D. Crawford of Elkton, Kentucky, Darrell Crawford of Old Ripley, Illinois, David Crawford of Old Ripley, Illinois, Tommy Crawford of Kennett, Missouri, and Sam Crawford of Kennett, Missouri; by thirteen grandchildren, Eric Jarrett and wife Hannah, Heather Estes and husband Mitchell, Hannah Noel, Tori Parker, Colby Noel, Tiffany Jarrett, Michael Jarrett, Will Jarrett, Kaetlyn Danley, Callen Danley, Landen Haywood, Colton Haywood and Denver Book; and by two great-grandchildren, Bentley Estes and Oliver Jarrett.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Franklin Crawford, Kenneth Crawford, Johnny Crawford and James Crawford; and by three sisters, Minnie Roberts, Ethel Lovil Rhamy and Gloanna Moore.

Friends may call at the Abiding Peace Church in Kennett, Missouri on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted at the Abiding Peace Church in Kennett, Missouri on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Duke Hansen presiding. 

Interment will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett, Missouri.

 


Last Updated on April 10th 2014 09:47 am by Dee Loflin
Margaret A. Hill
April 08th 2014 08:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Margaret A. Hill
Margaret A. Hill, daughter of the late Alton and Fannie Lee Hamilton Phillips, was born in Cordova, Alabama on August 20, 1921, and passed away at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston, Missouri on April 7, 2014, at the age of 92 years.

She had made her home in Morehouse since 1953.

On December 11, 1956, she was married to Hubert Hill in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2005.
Surviving are one son and daughter in law, Ted & Marylene Elliott of Sikeston; two daughters and son in law, Alleen & Ed Eakers and Mary Elizabeth McNew both of Morehouse; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Sue Beck of Alabama.

Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two sons, Sonny Elliott and Tommy Edward Elliott; one grandson, Tommy Dean McNew; one sister, Mary Hayes, and one son-in-law, I.B. McNew, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Morehouse.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Morehouse.

Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse 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 April 08th 2014 08:23 pm by Dee Loflin
William Sonny Woodruff
April 08th 2014 08:22 pm by Dee Loflin
William Sonny Woodruff
William "Sonny" Woodruff, son of the late William Cairl and Lillie Jane Stephens Woodruff, was born in Dexter, Missouri on March 29, 1938, and passed away at his home in Dexter, Missouri on April 6, 2014, at the age of 76 years.

He had lived in Dexter, Missouri all of his life. He had worked at Purolator and as a carpenter and painter.

On May 25, 1960 he married Carol Ann Cooper in Dexter, Missouri.  She survives in the home.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Ann Woodruff of Dexter; one daughter, Deborah Ann Woodruff of Dexter; one son, Thomas Wayne Woodruff of Dexter; six grandchildren and spouses, Casey Lynn & Chad Stall and Sarah Beth & Ian Turner all of Nashville, Tennessee; Bradley Woodruff, Danielle Sanders, Arin Woodruff and Dixie Woodruff, all of Dexter, Missouri;  two great grandchildren, Chase Robert Stall and Connor Gene Stall, both of Nashville, Tennessee; and one sister, Pat Baldwin of Essex, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Woodruff and one half brother, Carlton Horn.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Shelton, of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Dexter 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 April 08th 2014 08:22 pm by Dee Loflin
Eugene Woodall
April 08th 2014 08:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Eugene Woodall
Eugene Woodall, son of the late Herman and Lillie Dubois Woodall, was born in Williford, Arkansas on August 11 1935, and passed away at his home in Matthews, Missouri on April 6, 2014, at the age of 78 years.

He had lived in Matthews, Missouri most of his life. He had worked at Noranda as a maintenance mechanic before his retirement in 2008.

On October 5, 1963 he married Carol Ann Baker in St. Charles, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on July 22, 2008.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda & Derek McKown of Sikeston, Missouri; 2 grandsons, Caleb Crum and Nathaniel McKown, both of Sikeston, Missouri; one special nephew that lived with him, Roger Garza, Jr.; many other nieces and nephews; one brother, Pete Woodall, of Hazel Green, Alabama; four sisters, Nina Faye Reed of Jackson, Missouri, Nancy Cooper of Bloomfield, Missouri, Gail Gibson of Dexter, Missouri, and Cathy DeMeyer of Chesterfield, Missouri; Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Woodall;. three sisters, Virginia Masters, Carolyn Burns, and Wanda Atchley.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev., of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Misssouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on April 08th 2014 08:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Michael L. Galloway
April 08th 2014 07:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Michael L. Galloway
Michael L. (Mike) Galloway, 63, of Dexter, formerly of Slater, Mo., died Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Sept. 14, 1950, in Sedalia, Mo., he was the son of the late Ernest Leo and Bonnie Brauer Galloway.

Mr. Galloway was a member of the Slater United Methodist Church. He was a 1968 graduate of Slater High School and had been general manager of Southeast Co-op in Dexter since 1995.

On Aug. 27, 1971, in Slater, he married Julia Martin and she survives of the home in Dexter.

Also surviving is a son, Martin Leo Galloway of St. Louis; two daughters, Amanda Galloway Cook and her husband, Brian of Webster Groves and Heather Galloway Gill and her husband, Cash of Dexter; three grandchildren, Michael Cook, Jackson Gill and Julieanne Gill; three brothers, Ben Galloway and his wife, Nancy of Columbia, Rocky Galloway and his wife, Cheryl of Columbia and Richie Galloway and his wife, Melissa of Liberty.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Slater United Methodist Church in Slater, Mo., and funeral following at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Sisney officiating.

Interment will be in Slater City Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Dexter High School Ag Department, 1031 Brown Pilot Rd., Dexter, Mo 63841.

Last Updated on April 08th 2014 07:12 pm by Dee Loflin
Michael Dow Kingree
April 07th 2014 09:11 am by Dee Loflin
Michael Dow Kingree

Michael Dow Kingree, son of the late Dow and Velma Lee McRoy Kingree, was born in Dexter, Missouri on August 19, 1950, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on April 5, 2014, at the age of 63 years.

Mr. Kingree had lived Southeast Missouri and Bloomfield most of his life. He was retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and was a member of the NRA. Mr. Kingree enjoyed the simple life an was an avid outdoorsman. Most importantly, his life revolved around being a husband, dad, and grandpa.

On May 27, 1972, he was married to Jeanne Harper in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Kingree of Bloomfield, Missouri; two sons and wife, Richie & Kristi Kingree of Arnold, Missouri, Rocky Kingree of Van Buren, Missouri; two daughters, Adriane Kingree and Allison Sifford both of Bloomfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren; David, Madison, Audrey & Kaitlyn Kingree, Logan Jones and Lakin Kingree, Kendyl & Jamison Sifford; two brothers, Larry Kingree of Cape Girardeau, Steven Kingree of Jackson; and one sister, Donna Hutchison of Bloomfield. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Ronnie Stevens and Rev. Dwight Hensley Both of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to 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


CHILES-COOPER FUNERAL HOME

573-568-4500 - chilescooper@nwcable.net


Last Updated on April 07th 2014 09:11 am by Dee Loflin
Virginia L. McClain
April 04th 2014 11:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Virginia L. McClain
Virginia L. "Jenny" McClain, daughter of the late Frelan D. and Nellie Rush Witaker, was born in Bollinger County, Missouri on December 25, 1924, and passed away her home in Lake St. Louis, Missouri on April 1, 2014, at the age of 89 years.

She had lived in St. Charles and Bloomfield, Missouri before moving to Lake St. Louis two months ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

On April 3, 1943, she was married to Robert O. "Jigs" McClain, Sr. in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Robert O. McClain, Jr. of Wentzville, Missouri, Allen McClain of Cabool, Missouri; one daughter, Pamela Pierce of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, ten grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and one sister, Nadine Rose of Florida. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at  11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Gary Cooper of Advance, Missouri officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK  73123-1718.

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 April 04th 2014 11:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Ann Taylor
April 04th 2014 11:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Ann Taylor
Barbara Ann Taylor, daughter of the late Norris and Susie Lucille Thrower Temples, was born near Dudley, Missouri on September 3, 1936, and passed away at the Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Illinois on April 3, 2014, at the age of 77 years

She had grown up in the Dudley area and had lived in Florissant, Missouri for many years before moveing to Godfrey, Illinois a few years ago.

On April 21, 1954, she was married to Darrell D. Taylor in Dexter, Missouri,. He preceded her in death on October 5, 2009.

Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Stickler of Godfrey, Illinois; two sons & spouse, David Taylor of Troy, Missouri, Kevin Lee & Stacie Taylor of Florissant, Missouri; 6 grandchildren and spouses, Rachel & Adam Sinclair, Sarah & Matt Talley, Gabrielle Taylor, Brett Taylor, Ashley Taylor and Amanda Taylor; four great grandchildren, Haleigh & Kynzie Sinclair, Karli & Clayton Talley; one sister, Carolyn Sue Sadler of St. Charles, Missouri; three brothers, Bud Temples and Clifford Temples both of Dudley, Gary Temples of Dexter. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Brown.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.

Burial will follow 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 April 04th 2014 11:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Martha Sue Rowland
April 03rd 2014 11:22 am by Dee Loflin
Martha Sue Rowland
Martha Sue Rowland, daughter of the late Ted and Shirley Denkins Jeter, was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on June 30, 1959, and passed away at the Southeast Healthcare of Stoddard County Hospital in Dexter, Missouri on April 2, 2014, at the age of 54 years.

She had lived in Dexter, Missouri all her life.  She had worked as an LPN.

Surviving are two daughters, Crystal White of Republic, Missouri and Bonnie Howard of Dexter, Missouri; and four grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with the Bro. Stan Dauck of Bernie, Missouri officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Rainey Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.



Last Updated on April 04th 2014 11:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Jo Ann VanGilder
April 02nd 2014 11:23 am by Dee Loflin
Jo Ann VanGilder

Jo Ann VanGilder, daughter of the late Walter W. Davis and Wanda Lee Taylor Davis, was born on December 28, 1948 and passed away on March 30, 2014 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 65. 

Mrs. VanGilder had worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant, was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.

She is survived by four sons, James Davis and wife Mary of Deweyville, Texas, Larry Childers, Timmy Childers and Donny VanGilder; by one daughter, Lori Tellor of Sikeston; by one brother, David Lee Davis and wife Cathy of Reyno, Arkansas; by one sister, Carol Sue Whitchurch of Poplar Bluff; and by six grandchildren, Ashley Jackson, Joshua Sauceda and Jacob Sauceda all of Sikeston and Tiara Sturgeon, James Davis and Dakota Davis all of Poplar Bluff.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Eugene Davis; and by one sister, Phyllis Mary Robinett. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted at Hagy Cemetery ar 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with Rev. Steve Tipton officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

 

 


Last Updated on April 02nd 2014 11:23 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Ellen Binford
March 31st 2014 09:56 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Ellen Binford

Mary Ellen Binford, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Jane McDaniel Midgett, was born in Puxico, Missouri on September 21, 1933, and passed away at her home in Puxico, Missouri on March 30, 2014, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 9 days.

She had lived in the Puxico area all of her life. She was a part of the Puxico Class of 1952, and a charter member of the Puxico First General Baptist Church. She had worked as a clerk at the IGA and Bill's Market, was a member of the Puxico Square Dancing Club and loved drinking coffee at Mel's.

On June 28, 1952, she was married to Gene Binford in Piggott, Arkansas.

Surviving are her husband, Gene Binford of Puxico, Missouri; one son & wife, Ray & Margaret Binford of Puxico, Missouri; two daughters and husbands, Patty & Jim Wagner of Puxico, Missouri, Susan & Ron Hitt of Bloomfield, Missouri; six grandchildren & spouses, Jennifer & Kevin Green, Nickolas & Samantha Wagner, Tiffany & Jason Jenkins, Crystal & Bhushan Hill, Adam Wagner and Derek & Kristin Binford; and 13 great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Joanna Crouch, Cora Belle Kesterson, Naomi White; and four brothers, Paul, Robert, Thomas & Harry Midgett.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Doyle Mitchell of Puxico and the Rev. Russ Chitwood of Advance officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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 March 31st 2014 09:56 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Alice King
March 28th 2014 11:07 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Alice King

Mary Alice King, daughter of the late Lloyd Prater and Nellie Hartwell Prater was born in Bragg City, Missouri on October 10, 1930 and departed this life in SoutheastHealth of Stoddard County, Dexter, Missouri on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the age of 83.

Mrs. King had worked at Elder Manufacturing Company of Dexter, Missouri, was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church of Rural Campbell, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Cloyce Herbert King in Piggott, 
Arkansas on November 19, 1950.  Mr. King preceded his wife in death on June 16, 2011.

Survivors include three sons, Danny King & wife Becky, Ricky King & wife Leah all of Dexter, Missouri, Steven King & wife Julie of Perryville, Missouri; by one brother Calvin Prater of Fredericktown, Missouri; by two sisters, Joan Kelley of Hillsboro, Missouri and Pat Ingles of Bernie, Missouri; by four grandchildren, Jeffrey King, Michael King, Natalie King, Emily King; also by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents and her husband, by two brothers, Harold Prater and Donald Prater.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE, Missouri on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2014 starting at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Bryon Johnson officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery in Rural Campbell, Missouri.  

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

 


Last Updated on March 28th 2014 11:07 am by Dee Loflin
Kenny Breitweg
March 28th 2014 11:03 am by Dee Loflin
Kenny Breitweg

Kenny Breitweg, son of the late William John Breitweg, Jr. and Virginia Blackstone Breitweg, was born in Long Beach, California on July 7, 1943, and passed away at his home in Swinton, Missouri on March 27, 2014, at the age of 70 years.

Mr. Breitweg had lived in California and Arkansas until moving to the Swinton area eighteen years ago. He was retired as a dental professor and Baptist minister. Mr. Breitweg proudly served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

In July of 1984  he married Linda Fox.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Breitweg of Swinton, Missouri; one son, Kenneth Breitweg, Jr. of Idaho; two daughters, Angie Ellis and Ginney Hunter both of Dexter, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, William John Breitweg, III of Indianapolis, Indiana; and two sisters, Anita Erickson of Waldron, Arkansas and Lisa Henry of Hollywood, Arkansas. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons and one sister.

Graveside Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Gary Cooper of Advance, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri 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 March 28th 2014 11:03 am by Dee Loflin
Patricia K. Whitman
March 27th 2014 02:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Patricia K. Whitman

Patricia K. Whitman, daughter of the late Lieutenant Colonel Ewell Martin and Constance Martin, was born on March 11, 1943 in Sydney, Australia and passed away on March 22, 2014 at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 71.

Mrs. Whitman had formerly been employed as a graphic designer at the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia and was a resident of Dexter.  She was very artistic and talented and was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by one son, Chris Martin O’Neal and wife Jenny of Dexter; by two daughters, Shannon L. Hughes and husband Larry of Dexter and Bobbi Jo of Georgia; and by three grandchildren, Jeffrey E. Kinney, Gabriel O'Neal and Summer O'Neal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela C. Seymour.

A memorial service for Mrs. Whitman will be held at a later date.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on March 27th 2014 02:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Mark Hatfield
March 27th 2014 02:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Mark Hatfield
Mark E. Hatfield, son of Willa Neal Hatfield Gardner and the late Cleo Edward Hatfield, was born in Hammond, Indiana on September 15, 1952, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on March 24, 2014, at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 9 days.

He had been raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served four years and nine months, lived in Nasville for several years before moving to Essex several years ago. He had worked installing sprinkler systems in Nashville before his health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

On August 10, 2009, he was married to Donna Sue Marrs in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Hatfield of Essex; one daughter, Cherise Hatfield of Cape Girardeau; one son, Joseph Marrs of Charleston, Illinois; two grandchildren, P. J. and Mia Mattrisota; four brothers, Jeffrey W. Hatfield of Advance, Eric N. Hatfield of Mishawaki, Indiana, Kevin L. and William D. Hatfield both of Ashland City, Tennessee; one sister, Susan Hatfield Gaines of Dexter. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark Edward "Buck" Hatfield, Jr. and his father, Cleo Edward Hatfield.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dexter 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 March 27th 2014 02:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Andrew Michael Albritton
March 25th 2014 10:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Andrew Michael Albritton

Andrew Michael Albritton, son of Michael and Elizabeth Carroll Albritton of O’Fallon, Missouri was born on October 27, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on March 24, 2014 at the Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 4.

Drew attended pre-school at Zion Harvester Lutheran Church in St. Charles and loved playing with his little sister.  He loved trains and heavy equipment, often waiting at the depot or chasing trains with Daddy.  He loved dancing and singing, as well as watching Iron Man and Trains on his beloved I-pad.  Macaroni and cheese and McDonald’s double cheeseburgers with catsup only were among his favorite foods.  He enjoyed snuggling with mommy.  He had a huge heart and was courageous and fought his battle with the strength and determination of someone much older.

Besides his parents, Drew is survived by one sister, Caroline Reese Albritton of the home; by his maternal grandparents, Dean and Carolyn Carroll of Dexter; by his paternal grandparents, Emory and Pat Albritton of Kirkwood, Missouri and by three Uncle’s, Clay Carroll, Rob Albritton and Ken Albritton.

Friends may call at the Zion Harvester Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Zion Harvester Lutheran Church Sanctuary with Rev. Mark Rouland officiating. 

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

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Zion's Early Childhood Program, 3866 Harvester Road, St. Charles, MO, 63304; and also to Mercy Children's Cancer and Hematology.


Last Updated on March 25th 2014 10:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Verline McCollough
March 24th 2014 11:10 am by Dee Loflin
Verline McCollough

 

Verline McCollough, daughter of the late George Granville Ferguson and Ethel Aldred Ferguson was born on April 8, 1924 in Bloomfield and passed away on March 22, 2014 at her residence in Dudley at the age of 89.


Mrs. McCollough was a home-maker and a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church.


On October 18, 1942 she was united in marriage to Howard McCollough in Dexter.  Mr. McCollough preceded her in death on May 3, 2011.


She is survived by one son, Howard “Bud” McCollough Jr. and wife Pat of Dudley; by one daughter, Dorothy Tankersley of Wappapello; by one half-brother, Dicky Joe Ferguson; by three sisters, Patty Lynn, Peggy Lynn and Betty Tipton all of Michigan; by eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Delvis McCollough and by two sisters, Gladys Pauline Miller and Jenny Sue Jarrell.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.


Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Justin Cook officiating. 


Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

 



Last Updated on March 24th 2014 11:10 am by Dee Loflin
Betty Lou Blevins
March 19th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Betty Lou Blevins

Betty Lou Blevins, daughter of the late George A. Thomas and Myrl Ines Yarrington Thomas was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on September 2, 1932 and departed this life at Crowley Ridge Care Center, Dexter, Missouri on March 18, 2014 at the age of 81.

Mrs. Blevins was a published Author, the creator of newspaper syndicated column “Poet’s Corner”, was a member of the American Legion Post #293 of Malden, Missouri and was also a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary.  She was a member of The Weslyn Church of Pontiac, Michigan and a resident of rural Dexter, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Orval J. “Dick” Grimes in Detroit, Michigan on October 14, 1947.  Mr. Grimes preceded his wife in death on April 4, 1999.  She later was united in marriage to Ronnie Edwin Blevins in Powe, Missouri on September 5, 2001.  Mr. Blevins survives in their home in Dexter.

Other survivors include three sons, Orval Larry Grimes of Phoenix, Arizona, Rickie Vaughn Grimes of Pontiac, Michigan and Philip Wayne Grimes of Bernie, Missouri; by three daughters, Linda Paulette Grimes Cooper of Dexter, Missouri, Robbin Annette Grimes Mekan of Bernie, Missouri and Bobbi Kathleen Grimes Pierce of Dexter, Missouri; by 15 Grandchildren, 31 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.  Also by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents and her first husband, by two brothers, George R. Thomas and Harold L. Thomas; by three sisters, Helen M. Joppie, Evelyn I. Bailey and Louise Thomas; by one granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Grimes.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE, Missouri on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral Services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ivan Mekan officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on March 19th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Johnie Clarence Britt
March 19th 2014 09:56 am by Dee Loflin
Johnie Clarence Britt

Johnie Britt, son of the late Clarence Norman Britt and Mary Caroline Grindstaff Britt was born on April 6, 1935 in Powe, Missouri and departed this life on March 13, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan at the age of 78 years.


Mr. Britt was a former Food Service repairman and a veteran of the United States Army. Johnie was a former resident of Dexter currently residing in Clarkston, Michigan.


On March 13, 1959, he was united in marriage to Doris Adams.  Mrs. Britt survives of the home in Clarkston, Michigan.


Besides his wife, other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Britt and Patty; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette Wode and Brian; one brother, Norman Britt; by four sisters, Laura Franklin, Mary Adams and husband Steve, Shirley McCabe, Helen Wright and husband Steve; four grandchildren, Adam Wode, Patrick Wode, Michael Wode, and Spencer Britt;  two step-grandchildren, Candice Kowalski and Robert Dodd; also by three great-grandchildren, Reese Kowalski, Mason, Kowalski, and Skyelar Kowalski.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Britt; and by two sisters, Loretta Wilcox and Alma Walles.


Friends may call the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Graveside service will be at Chalk Bluff Cemetery at 10:00 .m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014.


Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery rural Dexter.


Last Updated on March 19th 2014 09:56 am by Dee Loflin
Amos Burleson
March 17th 2014 10:17 am by Dee Loflin
Amos Burleson
Amos Burleson, the son of the late Johnny Jackson and Ora Lee Ward Burleson, was born in Warr, Oklahoma on September 16, 1943, and passed away at his home near Dexter, Missouri on March 15, 2014, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 27 days.

Mr. Burleson had lived in Dexter & Southeast Missouri most of his life. He had worked in farming all his life.

In November 1961, he was married to Anna Marie Hill in New Madrid, Missouri. she preceded him in death on October 31, 2009.

Surviving are five sons, Glen Burleson of Dudley, Missouri, Earl Burleson and Jimmy Burleson both of Dexter, Missouri, Tommy Burleson of Bernie, Missouri, Randy Burleson of Puxico, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three  brothers, Dave & Hugh Burleson both of Arkansas, Buster Burleson of Malden, Missouri; one sister, Gracie Curtis of Arkansas. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call on Monday, March 17, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 1:00 PM in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kevin Swain of Malden, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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 March 17th 2014 11:19 am by Dee Loflin
Jerry Eugene Bollinger
March 17th 2014 10:17 am by Dee Loflin
Jerry Eugene Bollinger

Jerry Eugene “Beau” Bollinger, son of the late Noble Elgin and Melissa May Cooley Bollinger, was born in Morehouse, Missouri on August 29, 1950, and passed away at his home in Gerald, Missouri on March 14, 2014, at the age of 63 years.

Mr. Bollinger had lived most of his life in Advance and had made his home in Gerald at the time of his death.

Surviving are two brothers & spouse, Roger "Butch" (Shelia) Bollinger of Hazelwood, Missouri, Jason Bollinger of Advance, Missouri; six sisters and spouses, Doris (Tom) Bayer of Festus, Missouri, Debbie Atkins of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Jan (Rich) Powell of Gerald, Missouri, Tammy (Pete Bradshaw) Snyder of South Pekin, Illinois, Melissa Houston of New Haven, Missouri and Tina (Kenny) Sadler of St. Peters, Missouri; eleven nieces and twelve nephews. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Friends may call on Monday, March 17, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri 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 March 17th 2014 11:18 am by Dee Loflin
Loretta Jane Parks
March 13th 2014 10:15 am by Dee Loflin
Loretta Jane Parks
Loretta Jane Parks, daughter of the late Charles "Bo" and Margaret Ann Mekan Parks, was born in Dudley, Missouri on October 20, 1958, and passed away at the Holly Ridge Healthcare Center in Dexter, Missouri on March 12, 2014, at the age of 55 years, 4 months and 20 days.

She had lived in Dudley, Missouri most of her life. She was a member of the Church of God in Dudley, Missouri.

Surviving are four sisters, Sharon Shoup, Patricia Disney and Sandra Holland all of Bloomfield, Missouri, Tonya Clark of Ozark, Missouri; one brother, Jimmy Parks of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Ray Parks.

Friends may visit on Friday, March 14, 2014, after 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Jeff Clark of Ozark, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the Dudley Cemetery in Dudley, 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 March 13th 2014 10:15 am by Dee Loflin
Dorothy Harmon Beckman
March 10th 2014 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Dorothy Harmon Beckman

Dorothy Harmon Beckman, daughter of the late Cleo Bowen Harman and Edith Ramsey Harmon was born on April 4, 1924 in  Bernie, Missouri and departed this life on March 8, 2014 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 89.

Mrs. Beckman was a retired Dental Assistant having worked for Dr. Barnhardt in Bernie for 24 years and had later worked for Dr. Justus.  Mrs. Beckman was a member of Bernie United Methodist Church and was a resident of Bernie.

She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Beckman on March 3, 1945 in Piggott, Arkansas.   Mr. Beckman preceded his wife in death on April 2, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Lee Beckman and wife Lola Harris Beckman of Bowling Green, Kentucky and by Glynn Neil Beckman and wife Sandra Kay Beckman of Newburgh, Indiana; by one brother, William M. Harmon of Swartz Creek, Michigan; by one sister, Helen Botsch of Bernie, Missouri; by four grandchildren, Justin Beckman, Ryan Beckman, Tyler Beckman, Derek Sharp, Lesley Beckman Kurth, Jessica Beckman and Brooke Raby; by five great-grandchildren, Ryder Kurth, Madelynn Beckman, Olive Kurth, Miles Sharp and Max Sharp.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE, Missouri on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday Morning, March 11, 2014 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dave Fowler officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on March 10th 2014 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Thomas Brooks Smith
March 10th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Thomas Brooks Smith
Thomas Brooks Smith, son of the late Claude and Cora Izora Shipley Smith was born in Formosa, Arkansas, on July 15, 1936, and passed away at his home in Essex, Missouri on March 5, 2014, at the age of 77 years, 7 months, and 17 days.

He had lived in Morehouse and Sikeston most of his life. He was a member of the  First Assembly of God - Calvary Temple in Russellville, Arkansas.  He attended Morehouse and Sikeston Schools and was a member of Russellville, Arkansas Masonic Lodge.

 He had worked and retired as Maintenance in Public School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and received the China Service Medal.

On August 20, 1994, he was married to Anice June Moore in Coursegold, California. She survives in the home.

Surviving are his wife, Anice Smith of Essex; five sons, Gary Smith of Essex, Missouri, Tony Smith of Morehouse, Missouri, Tommy Don Smith of Watson, Arkansas, Stanley Smith of Ola, Arkansas, and Doug Smith of Ohio; two stepsons, Jerry Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bart Moore of Washington; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Smith of Sikeston, Missouri; three sisters, Gloria McRoberts of Essex, Missouri, Claudette Howell of Taft, California, and Sharon Hart of Essex, Missouri.  Other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; one brother, Carroll Smith; and one sister, Charlene Baker.

Friends may call on Monday March 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Rev. Leonard McMackin of the Word of Faith Church of Morehouse, Missouri officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners International, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida, 33607.

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 March 10th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Jeffrey Thomas Clark
March 07th 2014 10:24 am by Dee Loflin
Jeffrey Thomas Clark

Jeffrey Thomas Clark, son of Amelia Corlew Green of Ava, Missouri and the late Doyle Thomas Clark, was born on February 3, 1960 at West Point, New York and departed this life on March 4, 2014 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 54.

Mr. Clark had been employed as a truck driver and was a resident of Dexter.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, John Clark and his wife Lori of Dexter; and by three nieces, Rebecca Blunt, Rachel Blunt and Tessla Clark.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Julie Blunt.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. 



A memorial service will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. with Rev. Josh Carpenter officiating.


Last Updated on March 07th 2014 10:24 am by Dee Loflin
Captain James Jines
March 07th 2014 10:22 am by Dee Loflin
Captain James Jines

Captain James Jines, son of the late Lyman Lloyd Jines and Cora Mae Knight Jines was born on November 26, 1935 in Sikeston, Missouri and passed away on February 28, 2014 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 78.

Mr. Jines attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter, was a Riverboat Captain for Missouri Barge Lines and was a resident of Dexter.

Mr. Jines was united in marriage to Barbara Taylor on February 22, 1958 in Benton, Missouri.  Mrs. Jines preceded him in death on April 15, 2013.

Mr. Jines is survived by one son, Sammy Michael Jines of Granbury, Texas; by two daughters and son-in-laws, Tonya Jenkins (Scott) of Dexter and Tammy Fleeman (Tim) of Dexter; by five brothers, Jack Jines of Bloomfield, Gary Jines of Dexter, Laddy Jines of Dexter, Larry Jines of Dexter and Joe Jines of Florida; by two sisters, Patsy Cook of Dexter and Judy Hadley of Oregon; by six grandchildren, Dana Smith (Rick), Kristian Fleeman, Bianca Jines, Ricky Jines, Michael Jines and Brett Saylors and by three great-grandchildren, Eva Smith, Addison Smith and Josea Saylors.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Jines; by one brother, Lyman Jerry” NUB” Jines and by one sister, Margaret Dickerson.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

A grave-side service will be conducted on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter, with Rev. Lonny Mittag officiating. 

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


Last Updated on March 07th 2014 10:22 am by Dee Loflin
Louise Margaret Cox
March 06th 2014 07:09 am by Dee Loflin
Louise Margaret Cox

Louise Margaret Cox, daughter of the late Henry Rogers and Opal Harper Rogers, was born on May 1, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life on March 4, 2014 at her residence in Glen Allen, Missouri at the age of 88.

Mrs. Cox was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia, Missouri and a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Sam Robinson and Danny Robinson, both of Glen Allen, Missouri; three brothers, Junior Rogers of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Larry Rogers of Dexter, and J. D. DeJournett of Dearborn, Michigan; by four sisters, Ettie Mayo of Bloomfield, Bertha Johnson of Bloomfield, Ella Cowell of Imperial, Missouri and Doris Zellick of Davison, Michigan; by six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Adam Robinson; by two brothers, Floyd Rogers and Raymond DeJournett; and by three sisters, Betty Faulkner, Lucille Gross and Freda Lilly.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from Noon to 1:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Stevens officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.


Last Updated on March 06th 2014 07:09 am by Dee Loflin
Foster Ed Mangus
March 04th 2014 03:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Foster Ed Mangus


Foster (Ed) Mangus, 77, of Dexter died Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home.

Foster was born in Niagara Falls, NY, June 16, 1936. He was the son of Foster and Mildred Mangus. He married his sweetheart, Virginia Mangus, April 13, 1957 and moved to Dexter in 1962.

Anytime you saw one of them, the other was not far behind. Everyone knew them to be Jehovah’s Witnesses. You didn’t have to talk to him long before he was talking about God’s Kingdom and the wonderful earthly blessings it will usher in.

From 1959 until 1986, he worked as a business and financial analyst. Before retiring in 1986, he and his wife Virginia had established their family business, Mangus & Associates Inc.

Foster was, and will continue to be, remembered for being a loving dad and grandpa and well known in the community for his compassion and loving concern for others.

He was survived by his wife; Virginia Mangus, children; Scott (Jan) Mangus, Brad Mangus, Dan (Kelly) Mangus, and daughter Suzie (Joe) Richardson. Also survived by his grandchildren; Matthew (Amber) Mangus, Amy (Adam) Walker, Lindsey (Jeff) Curlee, Tyler (Chelsey) Mangus, Grant King, Larra (Grant) Wischmeyer , & Chayli (Blake) Wright. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; Grayson, Gabriel, Juliana, Izabelle, Oliver, Rozalind, Finley, Jude, Aubrey & Isla.


A public service will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the South Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cape Girardeau. Located at 1150 South Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, MO, 63703.



Last Updated on March 04th 2014 03:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Ella Mae Orr Bates
March 03rd 2014 03:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Ella Mae Orr Bates
Ella Mae Orr Bates, daughter of the late Henry Jefferson and Elizabelle Eddie Williams, was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on August 28, 1937, and passed away at her home in Sikeston, Missouri on March 1, 2014, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Mrs. Bates had lived in Morehouse, Missouri since 1960. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse, Missouri and had worked as a waitress.

On June 9, 1956, she was married to George W. Orr in Hernando, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on November 6, 2005.

Surviving are 6 daughters, Janice McQueen of Copperas Cove, Texas, Brenda Kay Stinnett of Morehouse, Alice Fay conner of Poplar Bluff, Patricia Ann Carmack, Julia Marie Lutes and Rebecca Lynn Gregory all of Sikeston; three step-sons, Terry & Donald Gordon both of Sikeston, Scotty Gordon of Morehouse; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; four brothers, Billy, Charles and Gary Williams all of Casa, Arkansas, Orvil Joe Williams of Perry, Arkansas; four sisters, Vivian McGee of Lepanto, Arkansas, Geraldine Watts of Perryville, Arkansas, Anna Lee Nix of Bigelow, Arkansas and Mary Ruth Wirth of West Memphis, Arkansas.

Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by 3 grandsons, Edward Stinnett, Jr, Colton Guzman and James Michael Conner; one granddaughter, Baby Girl Lutes; one step-son, Dennis gordon and one brother, Woody Williams.

Friends may visit Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Morehouse, Missouri with the Rev. Randy Conn of Morley, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the New Morley Cemetery in Morley, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on March 03rd 2014 03:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Enoch Taylor
March 03rd 2014 12:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Enoch Taylor
Enoch Taylor, son of the late Ervin and Mary Absher Taylor, was born in Broseley, Missouri on September 13, 1932, and passed away at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on February 28, 2014, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 11 days.

He had lived in the Broseley and Qulin, Missouri area except when he moved to Geneva, Illinois and worked at Smith & Richardson Manufacturing as a machine operator and set-up man for over 34 years.

He was a member of the Qulin First Assembly of God Church and the past 13 months attended services by Temple Baptist Church at the nursing home.

On June 30, 1952, he was married to Arlene Morgan in Piggott, Arkansas.

Surviving are, his wife, Arlene Taylor of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; one brother, Perry Taylor of Greenville, Missouri.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Taylor and one sister, Mildred Hendrix.

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

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Gerald Berger of Qulin officiating and Rev. Ernest Puckett of Malden assisting.

Interment with be in the Mole Hill Cemetery in Broseley, 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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Last Updated on March 03rd 2014 12:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Maxine Steward
March 03rd 2014 11:58 am by Dee Loflin
Maxine Steward
Maxine Steward, daughter of the late Bland Gradon and Gertie Bell Menley Dennington, was born in Essex, Missouri on June 4, 1925, and passed away at her home in Malden on March 1, 2014, at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 25 days.

She had lived in the Essex, Parma, Dexter and Poplar Bluff areas before moving to Malden. She was a member of the Harviell Church of Christ.
On November 21, 1945, she was married to Joe Ellis Steward in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1985.

Surviving are three sons and spouses, Terry & Bobbie Steward of Adairsville, Georgia, Gary Don Steward of Farmington, Missouri, Randy & Kathy Steward of Essex; three daughters, Rachel Fay Loyd of Malden, Sheila & the late David Wilson of Rome, Georgia, Angela & Clinton Vannasdale of Malden; nineteen grandchildren; forty-six great grandchildren; three great great grandchilden; three sisters, Mary Wells and Ruth Tippen both of Puxico, June Patterson of Bethel Springs, Tennessee; and one brother, James Dennington of Malden. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Dennington.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.

Interment will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery near 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
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Last Updated on March 03rd 2014 11:58 am by Dee Loflin
Opal Miller
February 28th 2014 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Opal Miller

Opal I. Miller, daughter of the late Lonzo B. Wolpers and Mina Duncan Wolpers was born on July 7, 1928 in rural Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on February 27, 2014 at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 85 years.

Mrs. Miller was a former employee of the International Shoe Company in Dexter during her younger years, before she became a homemaker.  Her later years were devoted to taking loving care of her special needs daughter, Lisa.

On August 24, 1944 she was united in marriage to Cletis Miller in Essex, Missouri.  Mr. Miller preceded her in death on February 20, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Cartwright of Bloomfield, Missouri, Janis Midgett and Lisa Miller both of Dexter; by four grandchildren, Marcia K. Enax, David Midgett Jr., Robert Midgett, and James Cartwright; by seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and by one sister Edna Anderson of Dexter.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Marcia Kay Miller;  by one granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth Cartwright; by two brothers, Eric Wolpers and Henry Wolpers;  by two sisters, Naomi Gilliam and Hattie Hill.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Tuesday March 4, 2014. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Jessie Barnhart officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Duncan Cemetery in Dexter.

Family has requested that all memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

 


Last Updated on February 28th 2014 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Epiphany Nevaeh Umfress
February 27th 2014 10:37 am by Dee Loflin
Epiphany Nevaeh Umfress
Epiphany Nevaeh Umfress, daughter of Matt Umfress and Whitney Danielle Gooch, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 13, 2014, and passed away at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on February 22, 2014, at the age of 9 days.

Surviving are her parents, Matt Umfress and Whitney Gooch of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Ethan Michael Davis & Aydan Blake Umfress both of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Kaylie Mae Davis of Poplar Bluff; her maternal grandparents, Alice & Jose Rodriguez of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Debbie & Dale Umfress of Campbell; paternal great grandmother, Lola Calvert of Clarkton; two aunts, Lucinda Gooch of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Cheyenne Church of Dexter; seven uncles, Larry Umfress of Campbell, Marvin Kirkland of Butler, Pennsylvania, Johnathan & Donnie Monaco both of Modesto, California, Corey and Troy Martinez both of Dexter, Justin Gooch of Poplar Bluff.

Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two uncles, Jason William Gooch and Charles Adam Dickens.

Friends may visit Saturday, March 1, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

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

Interment with be in the Dexter 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
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Last Updated on February 27th 2014 10:37 am by Dee Loflin
Delmar Alton James
February 27th 2014 10:34 am by Dee Loflin
Delmar Alton James

Delmar Alton James, son of Eugene James and Florence Nelson James, was born in Parma, Missouri on December 14, 1934 and departed this life at Four Oaks Hospice in Dexter, Missouri on February 25, 2014 at the age of 79.

Mr. James had been a plumber before his retirement.  He was a member of the Christian Church of Bernie and was a resident of Bernie.

He was united in marriage to Emma Jean Cross in Hernando, Mississippi on August 11, 1956.  Mrs. James survives her husband at their home in Bernie.

Other survivors include one son, Keith Eugene James of Carpentersville, Illinois; by one daughter, Cynthia Kay Cowart of Dexter, Missouri; by two brothers, Leon James of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Lester James of Bernie, Missouri; by three grandchildren, Danny James, Shawn James and Justin Cowart; also by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death other than by his parents by one brother, Edward James; and by two sisters, Maggie Jines and Grace Creasy.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Friday, February 28, 2014from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 11:00 A.M. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  


Last Updated on February 27th 2014 10:34 am by Dee Loflin
Leo Hoopingarner
February 26th 2014 10:51 am by Dee Loflin
Leo Hoopingarner
Leo Hoopingarner, son of the late Marion Leo Hoopingarner, Sr. and Verla Loman Hoopingarner, was born in Dudley, Missouri on June 20, 1946, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 22, 2014, at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 2 days.

He had lived in the Puxico area all of his life where he was a row crop and live stock farmer and also had a salvage yard. He was a member of the Mingo Tractor Club.

On December 22, 2010, he was married to Linda Williard in Puxico.

Surviving are his wife Linda Hoopingarner of Puxico, Missouri; three daughers & spouses, Kimberly & Paul Wilkerson of Jackson, Missouri, Melinda & Brandon Faries of Puxico, Marian & Tony Smith of Rector, Arkansas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Millie Hancock and one brother, Billy Ray Hoopingarner.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 26, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 26, 2014, at 11:00  a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on February 26th 2014 10:51 am by Dee Loflin
Lillie Mae Lemons aka Toots Peck
February 24th 2014 08:15 am by Dee Loflin
Lillie Mae Lemons aka Toots Peck

Lille Mae Lemons is her name.  “Toots” Peck is her fame.

Lillie Mae Lemons was born on February 6, 1916 and passed at the age of 98 on February 21, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield.

Toots was welcomed into heaven where she was reunited with her husband (the love of her life), Vernie Peck; her mother and father, James and Frances Lemons; and a lifetime of family and friends.

Toots and Vernie were united in marriage August 8, l931.  Vernie preceded her in death on January 19, 1953.

She was a member of Risen Church; a resident of Dexter, worked at Elders and was a full-time mom and dad to her kids.  Toots loved visiting family and friends at the local nursing homes.

Toots is survived by her son, Darrol Peck and wife Faye of Jasper, Alabama; her daughter, Judi Peck of Dexter and the son they raised, Charles Chadwell and wife Becky of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  Many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces also survive her.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Toot’s favorite saying when asked how she was doing was, “Fine and dandy.  Sweet as candy!”

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Steve Tippen officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on February 24th 2014 08:15 am by Dee Loflin
Anna Ruth Dial
February 24th 2014 08:12 am by Dee Loflin
Anna Ruth Dial
Anna Ruth Dial, daughter of the late Clyde and Mildred Stobaugh Scroggins, was born in Conway, Arkansas on March 22, 1935, and passed away at her home in Granite City, Illinois on February 19, 2014, at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 28 days.

She had lived in Dexter, Missouri for many years until moving to Granite City, Illinois several years ago to be near her family. She was a life time member of the Amvets in Granite City, Illinois.

On July 12, 1952, she was married to John D. Dial in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2006.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Ann Byrum of Granite City, Illinois; one son, James Dial of Granite City, Illinois; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Corder of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Friends may visit on Friday, February 21, 2014, after 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Darrell Penberthy of Dexter, Missouri 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
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Last Updated on February 24th 2014 08:12 am by Dee Loflin
Michelle D. Bollinger
February 21st 2014 04:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Michelle D. Bollinger

Michelle D. Bollinger, daughter of Lois Parker of Dexter and Junior Pyle and her stepmother, Norma Pyle, of Dexter, was born on March 7, 1970 in Dexter and departed this life on February 21, 2014 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 43.

Michelle was a member of Fagus General Baptist Church in Fagus, Missouri.  She was the branch manager of First Midwest Bank downtown location in Dexter.  She loved music, enjoyed going to Current River, scrapbooking and being with friends.

On November 6, 1989, she was united in marriage to Jim Bollinger in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Bollinger survives of the home.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one son, Braden Bollinger of Dexter; by two daughters, Kassidey Bollinger and Hannah Bollinger of Dexter; by two brothers, Brian Pyle and Joey Pyle of Dexter; by her maternal grandmother, Betty Parker of Dexter; by her paternal grandmother, Geraldine Pyle of Dexter; and by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Hershel Parker and her paternal grandfather, Pete Pyle.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter with Rev. Tim Russell, Rev. Gary Hancock, and Rev. Greg McGhee officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Michelle Bollinger Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 158, Dexter, Missouri  63841.

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Last Updated on February 23rd 2014 12:24 am by Dee Loflin
Ricky Lynn Stone
February 21st 2014 01:39 pm by Dee Loflin
Ricky Lynn Stone

Ricky “Rick” Lynn Stone, son of Wilma Sue Cochran Stone of Dexter and the late Billy Raymond Stone, was born on July 26, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee and departed this life on February 19, 2014 at his residence in Aid, Missouri at the age of 50.

Mr. Stone was employed at Tyson Foods, Inc. in Dexter.

On May 21, 1981, he was united in marriage to Peggy Eckert at Montauk, Missouri.  Mrs. Stone survives of the home.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Jessica Lykins and husband James of Essex; by one brother, Sammy Stone of Dexter; by three grandchildren, Kevin Lykins, Makenna Lykins and Chelsey Lewis; and by two great-grandchildren, Savannah Lykins and Hannah Lewis.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger Wooten officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.


Last Updated on February 21st 2014 01:39 pm by Dee Loflin
Ricky Darrell Reeves
February 20th 2014 10:50 am by Dee Loflin
Ricky Darrell Reeves
Ricky Darrell Reeves, son of the late Jesse D. and Ella Mae Fletcher Reeves, was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 5, 1959, and passed away at his home in Malden, Missouri on February 18, 2014, at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 13 days.

He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and had lived in the Malden area for many years. He had worked as a river boat pilot and retired in 2013. He was a Master of Western Rivers, Great Lakes, and Inland Waterways with TWIC. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Malden, the Masonic Lodge #108 and the United Steel Workers Union.

On June 7, 2007, he was married to Donna DeLaney in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Reeves of New Madrid, Missouri; one daughter, Deidre Marie DeLaney of Lilbourn, Missouri; twin granddaughters, Brenna Danielle Hornburg and Claira Marie Hornburg; three brothers and spouses, Roger & Betty Reeves of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Rockie & Beverly Reeves and Raymond & Lisa Reeves all of Malden, Missouri; four sisters & spouses, Lenora Barnett of Cabot, Arkansas, Doris Parks of Dulac, Louisana, Brenda & Sterling Adams of Schriever, Louisiana and Janet & Craig Morris of Malden, Missouri.

Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Darrell Reeves, Jr., his mother-in-law, Nadine Cokenour, two brothers, Jesse Reeves, Jr., James David Reeves, and three sisters, Janice Faye Reeves, Nancy Wagner and Naomi Michelle Reeves.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma.

Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on February 20th 2014 10:50 am by Dee Loflin
Marvin Leon Stewart, Jr.
February 20th 2014 12:37 am by Dee Loflin
Marvin Leon Stewart, Jr.
Marvin Leon Stewart, Jr., son of the late Mavin Leon, Sr. and Sue Ann Hazel Stewart Lusk, was born in Dexter, Missouri on September 2, 1963, and passed away at his home in Dexter, Missouri on February 17, 2014, at the age of 50 years.

He had lived in the Dexter area most of his life. He had worked as a pipe layer on an oil rig and in landscaping until his health forced his retirement.

Surviving are his companion of 18 years, Penny Akin of Dexter, Missouri; two sons, Mark Akin of Dexter, Michael Akin of Oran; one daughter, Angela Charles of Bernie; numerous grandchildren; five brothers, Edward Lusk of Boonville, Danny Lusk of Cape Girardeau, Billy Lusk of Dexter, Rick McIrvin of Poplar Bluff, James McIrvin of Neelyville; four sisters, Brenda Cossey and Margaret Hopkins both of Bloomfield, Tina Jones of Reno, Nevada and Sherry Leathers of Dexter.

Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Dewey Dean Lusk; one sister, Mary Ellen Stewart; and one brother, Lee W. Lusk.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Jim Cantrell of Dexter officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery near 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
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Last Updated on February 20th 2014 12:37 am by Dee Loflin
Lurlyne Myers
February 19th 2014 06:49 pm by Dee Loflin
Lurlyne Myers

Lurlyne Myers, daughter of the late Reed Hardy and Pauline Patterson Hardy, was born on January 14, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas and departed this life on February 17, 2014 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 72.

Mrs. Myers was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and the Broadwater Church of the Brethren.  She had studied history in Europe in 1959, worked as a teacher and had taught school in Dexter and Poplar Bluff.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and ADK, was a former resident of Dexter and was living at Wappapello.

On December 22, 1963, she was united in marriage to Grover “Gene” Myers in Dexter.  Mr. Myers preceded her in death on August 15, 2013.

She is survived by two sons, John Thomas Myers of Marion, Arkansas and James Riley Myers of Poplar Bluff; by one daughter and son-in-law, Libby Myers Gall and husband Jeff of West Plains, Missouri; by one sister, Reeda Hampton of Marion, Arkansas; and by five grandchildren, Mary Katherine Myers, Ian Thomas Myers, Dylan Ray Myers, Lane Eugene Gall and Luke Eli Gall.

A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Brother Harold Gass officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Stoddard County Relay for Life, 515 G West Market Street, Dexter, Missouri  63841.


Last Updated on February 19th 2014 06:49 pm by Dee Loflin
Lorene Brown
February 19th 2014 02:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Lorene Brown
Lorene Brown, daughter of the late Norris and Susie Lucille Thrower Temples, was born near Dudley, Missouri on April 12, 1941, and passed away at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on February 13, 2014, at the age of 72 years.

She had grown up in the Dudley area and had lived in Dexter for many years.

Her longtime companion, Bill Gibson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Pamela McCoy of Dexter, Missouri, Rita & Tim Bleakney of Batesville, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Theresa Wilson of Dexter, Missouri; one granddaughter, Regina Hunsaker of Batesville, Arkansas; two step grandchildren, Tyler and Makenna Wilson both of Dexter; two great grandchildren, Travis and Timothy Walls of Batesville, Arkansas; two sisters, Barbara Taylor of Godfrey, Illinois, Carolyn Sue Sadler of St. Charles, Missouri; three brothers, Bud Temples and Clifford Temples both of Dudley, Gary Temples of Dexter. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the People's Full Gospel Church in Dudley with the Rev. James Tipton of Poplar Bluff, Missouri officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on February 19th 2014 02:16 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Wilmoth
February 17th 2014 04:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Wilmoth

Barbara Wilmoth, daughter of the late Clarence and Imogene Hooks Rieffer, was born in Essex, Missouri, on September 5, 1942 and passed away at her home in Bloomfield, Missouri on February 14, 2014 at the age of 71 years.  She grew up in Essex, Missouri area, before moving to Pontiac, Michigan, in 1962 where she worked for General Motors until her retirement in 1994.  She then moved back to Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving is one son Vance Wilmoth, of Lake Orion, Michigan, one brother Henry Rieffer, of Bloomfield, Missouri, and one grandson Vance Jr. of Lake Orion, Michigan.  Other relatives and friends also survive.  Her parents, and one sister Judy George preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Mike Williams of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Internment will be in the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri with Watkins & sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
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Last Updated on February 17th 2014 04:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Anna Mae Vaughn
February 14th 2014 08:04 am by Dee Loflin
Anna Mae Vaughn
Anna Mae Vaughn, daughter of the late William Eligah and Cordella Isbell Parker, was born in Fairview, Arkansas on April 10, 1919, and passed away at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on February 12, 2014, at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 2 days.

She had lived in the Parma area since 1925. She attended the Church of God. She enjoyedgardening and visiting with her family. She loved hosting big family gatherings where she provided the food, usually from her garden.

On May 10, 1941, she was married to Willie B. Vaughn in New Madrid County, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1975.

Surviving are two daughters and husband, Carolyn Beacham of Clarksburg, Tennessee; Kay and Bill Nance of New Madrid; one son and wife, James and Vicki Vaughn of Dexter; one son-in-law, Wayne Berry of Poplar Bluff; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Angela and Dale Bartholomew of Clarksburg, Tennessee; Mike and Melissa Beacham of Clarksburg Tennessee; Nancy and Jason Moody of Parsons, Tennessee; Steve and Kelly Berry of Poplar Bluff; Tammy and Jerry Jones of Detroit, Michigan; Kristin and Stacy Hughes of Naples, Florida; Brandon and Christy Vaughn of Dexter; Jamie Vaughn of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Chris Nance of Sikeston; ten great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Berry; son-in-law, Bob Beacham; and eight brothers, John Corbit, Harvey, Ibra, Fines, Offie Spurlock, Floyd Alfred, Laut James and A. B. Parker.

Friends may visit on Saturday, February 15, 2014, after 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma with Rick Roberts of Essex officiating.

Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

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

Last Updated on February 14th 2014 08:04 am by Dee Loflin
Carole Jean West Link
February 13th 2014 11:20 am by Dee Loflin
Carole Jean West Link
Carole Jean West Link, daughter of the late Annette Elizabeth West, was born in Essex, Missouri on April 13, 1941, and passed away at her home near Wappapello, Missouri on February 9, 2014, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 27 days.

She had lived in DeSoto, Dexter, and Fenton before moving to Wappapello 12 years ago. She and her husband had owned and operated Bob's Auto Glass before their retirement. She attended the Lakeland Assembly of God Church near Wappapello and was a Hamm Radio Operator.

On January 21, 1959, she was married to Robert Link in Bernie, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Link of Wappapello; four sons, Robert Link of DeSoto, Missouri, Roger and Royce Link both of Wappapello, Randy Link of Festus, Missouri; one daughter, Cindy Ryan of Puxico; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Freddy Vickery.

Friends may visit on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Pastor Arvin Haynes of Wappapello, Missouri officiating.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
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Last Updated on February 13th 2014 11:20 am by Dee Loflin
Garry Leon Sides
February 12th 2014 08:23 am by Dee Loflin
Garry Leon Sides
Garry Leon Sides, son of Wanda Hayes Sides Hill and the late Bobby Kent Sides, was born in Oceanside, California on August 31, 1952, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on February 9, 2014, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 9 days.

He had lived in the Essex and Dexter areas all of his life. He had worked for Mayberry Seed Company as a warehouse manager. Garry was a very active member of the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex. He served his church as a member of the Praise and Worship Team and as a past deacon. He enjoyed playing music.

On September 7, 1973, he was married to Sharon K. Meadows in Essex, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Sides of Essex; his mother, Wanda Sides Hill of Dexter, Missouri, two daughters and son in laws; Jamie Renee & Chris Higgins and Rebecca Leigh & Nathan Rice all of Essex, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elijah and Abigail Higgins of Essex and Joy Rice of Essex; one brother, Dean Sides of Newport Arkansas; and one sister, Sharon Dial of Demopolis, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby K Sides, one brother, LeLand Sides as well as two sisters Pamela Sides and Anita Sides. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitations will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Jason Safirt of Dexter officiating and Marlin Durham of Bernie assisting.

Interment will 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
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on February 12th 2014 08:23 am by Dee Loflin
Gilbert Thompson
February 11th 2014 08:33 am by Dee Loflin
Gilbert Thompson

Gilbert Thompson, son of the late George Gilbert Thompson and Gearlden Bland Thompson was born on August 13, 1938 in Corning, Arkansas and departed this life at his residence in Dexter, Missouri on February 9, 2014 at the age of 75 years.

Mr. Thompson had worked as a self-employed truck driver and carpenter.  After retiring as an over-the-road truck driver, he started driving a school bus for Dexter City Schools.  He loved driving the school bus, kids, working with his hands and helping those in need.  He was of the Baptist Faith and a resident of Dexter.   

On July 30, 1960 he was united in marriage to Doris Harkness.  Mrs. Thompson survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife, other survivors include four daughters, Peggy Parsley and husband Edward of Puxico, Missouri, Cathy Hawthorne and husband Dave of Puxico, Missouri, Debbie Rodgers and husband J.A. of Dexter, Missouri, Connie Wilson and husband Alan of Glenville, Pennsylvania;  by three brothers, Jerry Thompson of Dexter, William Thompson of Rockford, Illinois, and Duke Thompson of Bradford, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Chad Hawthorne, Stephen Thompson, Kathy Faries, Katie Parsley, Jackie Riggins, Carrie Chappell, Justin Wilson, Cameron Wilson, and Kendall Tilley;  thirteen great-grandchildren; also by other relatives and many friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Claudetta Fuller.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday February 12, 2014. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday February 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Lonny Mittag and Rev. Buck Cruse officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.

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Last Updated on February 11th 2014 08:33 am by Dee Loflin
Jerry Ray Baker
February 11th 2014 07:58 am by Dee Loflin
Jerry Ray Baker
Jerry Ray Baker, son of the late Roland Theodore and Helen Marie Winnegear Baker, was born in Nimmons, Arkansas on February 13, 1949, and passed away at his home near Dexter, Missouri on February 7, 2014, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 22 days.

He had lived in Bernie and Malden most of his life before moving to Dexter six years ago. He had worked in maintenance at Federal Mogul in Malden.

On October 16, 1976, he was married to Ginger Cowan in Risco, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Ginger Baker of Dexter; two sons, Tony Ray Baker of West Plains, Missouri, Jason Allen Baker of Dexter; one daughter, Tracy DeAnn Baker-Knox of Blue Springs, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, LaVaughn and Gary Baker both of Dexter, Wayne Baker of Bernie; two sisters, JoAnne Ray of Cape Girardeau and Barb Watkins of Dexter. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Visitations will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

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

Interment will be in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, 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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Last Updated on February 11th 2014 07:58 am by Dee Loflin
Perry Morgan
February 07th 2014 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin
Perry Morgan
Perry Morgan, son of the late Thomas and Phyllis Brennaman Morgan, was born in Linton, Indiana on March 27, 1941, and passed away at his home in Dexter, Missouri on February 6, 2014, at the age of 72 years.

He had lived in Dexter, Missouri for the last 12 years. He had lived in Bloomington, Indiana before moving to Dexter. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling.  He had worked at the Stoddard County Gospel Mission before his retirement.

On May 27, 2000, he was married to Sherry Dees Morgan in Bloomington, Indiana. She survives in the home.

Surviving are, his wife, Sherry Morgan of Dexter, Missouri; two sons, Perry T. Morgan and Robert Morgan both of Bloomington, Indiana; two stepsons, Corey and Bradley Dees of Dexter, Missouri; one brother, Tony Morgan of Martinsville, Indiana; one sister, Florence (Pinky) Bovenchen of Bloomfield, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Brooklyn, and Alex Morgan, all of Bloomington, Indiana, Taylor and Logan Dees of Kilua, Hawaii, Alicia Dees of Dexter, Missouri, and Clair and Wyatt Comfort of Dexter, Missouri.  Other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Pastor Josh Carpenter of Dexter, Missouri officiating.  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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Last Updated on February 08th 2014 08:58 am by Dee Loflin
Marjorie McCarver
February 07th 2014 01:39 pm by Dee Loflin
Marjorie McCarver
Marjorie McCarver, daughter of the late Othor and Lora Hildebrand Sandefur, was born in Clarkton, Missouri on May 21, 1919, and passed away at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter, Missouri on February 7, 2014, at the age of 94 years.

She had lived in Dexter, Missouri since 1948. She had owned and operated her own beauty parlor in Dexter for many years and had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter since 1948.

On October 9, 1939, she was married to Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver in Malden, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2007.

Surviving are one daughter and husband, Judy & Hoy Heise of Brookfield, Connecticut,two grandsons and wives; Christopher Evan & Sheri Heise of California, Robert Hoy & Cary Heise of North Carolina; two great grandchildren; Ashlin and Carver Heise. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Friends may visit on Monday, February 10, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Tom Bass of Cape Girardeau and Steve Moody of Clarkton officiating.

Interment with be in the Stanfield Cemetery near Clarkton, 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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Last Updated on February 07th 2014 01:39 pm by Dee Loflin
Wilma Geraldine Broyles
February 07th 2014 11:10 am by Dee Loflin
Wilma Geraldine Broyles

Wilma Geraldine Broyles, daughter of the late R. D. Womack and Beatrice Williams Womack, was born on February 17, 1932 in Pemiscot County, Missouri and passed away on February 5, 2014 at SoutheastHealth Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 81.

Mrs. Broyles was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Dexter.  She had worked at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and Federal Mogul in Malden, was a resident of Dexter and enjoyed sewing and reading.

She is survived by one daughter, Pamela Carlson and her husband Larry of Columbia, Missouri; by two brothers, Louis Womack and his wife Frances of Dexter and Robert Paul Womack and his wife Billie of Dexter; by two sisters, Ruth Williams and her husband Leonard of Springfield, Missouri and Mary Hawks of Mazon, Illinois; by two grandchildren; Karen Eagle and her husband Tom and Michael Carlson; and by five great-grandchildren.  She leaves behind two very close friends, Nola Jennings and Lorene Thomason.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dewey Womack; and by one sister, Velda Womack. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Paul Pierce officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.


Last Updated on February 07th 2014 11:10 am by Dee Loflin
Margaret Irene Forristal Ward
February 06th 2014 10:42 am by Dee Loflin
Margaret Irene Forristal Ward

Margaret Irene Forristal Ward, daughter of the late Thomas Alexander Forristal and Norma Leona Stackhouse Forristal was born on August 20, 1942 at Gainesville, Arkansas and departed this life in the SoutheastHealth Center of Stoddard County on February 4, 2014 at the age of 71.


Ms. Ward is survived by two daughters, Cathleen Donohue and her companion Monroe Quinn of Dexter and Norma Halford and her husband Bradley of Oran: by two brothers, Henry Forristal of Riverside, California and Charles Forristal of Hemet, California: by two sisters, Ellen Williams of Lee, Florida and Dorothy Kolb of Rockport, Oregon: by five grandchildren, Christina Cash, Marcus Flacy, Zachary Anderson, Darrell (Trey) Anderson III and Nathan Quinn: by three great-grandchildren, Caitlin Cash, Chloe Cash and Kurt Flacy.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Forristal.


Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of Ms. Ward’s death care.            


Last Updated on February 06th 2014 10:43 am by Dee Loflin
Reuben Owens
February 06th 2014 10:21 am by Dee Loflin
Reuben Owens

Reuben Owens, son of the late Orlie Owens and Esley Belle Stephens Owens was born in New Madrid County, Missouri on June 27, 1936 and departed this life in Golden Living Center in Malden, Missouri on February 3, 2014 at the age of 77.

Mr. Owens was a Self Employed Truck Driver, was a resident of Bernie and was affiliated with Bernie Church of Christ.

He was united in marriage to Reba Ann Henson in Tunica, Mississippi on April 23, 1955.  Mrs. Owens remains at their home in Bernie.

Other survivors include two sons, Buford Dwight Owens of Fruitland, Missouri and Michael Douglas Owens of Elkhorn, Nebraska; by one daughter, Melanie Ann Ayers of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; by six grandchildren, Natalie Burnside, Scarlett Dawson, Krystal Hobgood, Waylon Owens, Jessica Cabaniss and Paul Owens; by nine great-grandchildren,  Emma Dawson, Aidan Burnside, Preston Burnside, Kierstyn Burnside, Dalton Hobgood, Cane Hobgood, Bella Owens, MaKenzie Cabaniss and Lillie Cabaniss;  by two brothers, Bill Owens and Jerry Owens both of Bernie, Missouri; by two sisters, Amy Green of Campbell, Missouri and Theetta Cokley of Bernie, Missouri; by one sister in law, Ruby Karnes of Clinton, Mississippi; also by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death other than by parents by one son,  Reuben Dewayne Owens; by one brother, Buford Owens, by one sister, Patricia Johnson.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 7, 2014 starting at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, Missouri with Josh Ketchum officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.

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Last Updated on February 06th 2014 10:21 am by Dee Loflin
Halen S. Smith
February 05th 2014 10:28 am by Dee Loflin
Halen S. Smith
Halen S. Smith, son of the late John Tyler and Anna Mayberry Smith, was born in Leora, Missouri on November 3, 1918, and passed away at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Missouri on February 3, 2014, at the age of 95 years and 3 months.

He had lived in the Puxico area all of his life. He had worked in maintenance for the Missouri Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Puxico, the Puxico V.F.W. Post 7288 and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.

On September 14, 1941, he was married to Rilla Lee Hicks in Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on July 13, 2010.

Surviving are two sons and wives, Sanford & Delitha Smith of Puxico, Roger & Brenda Smith of Cape Girardeau; one daughter and husband, Marilyn & Sonny Newsom of Puxico; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one brother, John C. Smith of Garden City, Michigan. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday February 6, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday February 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Dennis Doublin and Travis Reems both of Puxico, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on February 05th 2014 10:28 am by Dee Loflin
Paula Jean Simms Beck
February 03rd 2014 11:18 am by Dee Loflin
Paula Jean Simms Beck

Paula Jean Simms Beck, daughter of the late Gary Simms Jr. and Joyce Marie Gaskins Simms was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on February 23, 1963 and departed this life in Crowley Ridge Nursing Center in Dexter, Missouri on February 2, 2014 at the age of 50.

Mrs. Simms was a former MedTech and was a homemaker.

She was united in marriage to Timothy Beck in 1994.  He survives his wife.

Other survivors include two sons, Nathan Ellis of Bernie, Missouri and Joshua Ellis of Broseley, Missouri; by one daughter, Brandi Ellis of Dexter, Missouri; by two sisters, Sandy Brashear of Sikeston, Missouri and Shelly Caldwell of Bernie, Missouri; by three grandchildren; also by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents, by one sister, Penny Blackshear.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ivan Mekan officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. 

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Last Updated on February 03rd 2014 11:19 am by Dee Loflin
Wilma McGuire
January 30th 2014 09:07 am by Dee Loflin
Wilma McGuire
Wilma "Pinkie" A. McGuire, daughter of the late Parvin, Sr. and Cozette Hester Williamson, was born in Essex, Missouri on October 21, 1949, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on January 27, 2014, at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 6 days.

She had lived in Essex, Missouri all her life. She had worked for Elders Manufacturing for 29 years and had served as President of the Union for many years. She also worked at the Essex One Stop until she retired.
Surviving are one daughter, Kelly Smith of Dexter, Missouri; one son, Jonathan McGuire of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; four grandchildren and spouse, Sha & Mickala Waller of Essex, Bradley Pope of Puxico, Matthew McGuire of Essex, Ryland McGuire of Delta; two great grandchildren, Brody Lee and Gunner Ray Waller both of Essex; one brother and wife, Parvin, Jr. and Carolyn Williamson of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Joe and Tim Williamson.

Friends may visit on Friday, January 31, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 31, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. James Malloy of Essex, Missouri 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
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on January 30th 2014 09:08 am by Dee Loflin
David S. Wheeler
January 30th 2014 09:01 am by Dee Loflin
David S. Wheeler

David S. Wheeler, son of the late Sherman Edward Wheeler and Reva Jones Wheeler was born on July 10, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life at his residence in Dexter, Missouri on January 27, 2014 at the age of 82 years.

Mr. Wheeler was the owner and operator of Wheeler Refrigeration, Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, 50 year member of the Belleview, Illinois Elks Lodge, and a recent member of the Dexter Elks Lodge.

On July 22, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mildred Medler in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Wheeler survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Mark Douglas Wheeler of Dexter and Scott Vincent Wheeler of Magnolia, Texas; by four grandchildren, Amy Long of Santa Barbara, California, Michael Chase Wheeler of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Nick Wheeler of College Station, Texas, and Misha Cheema of Tucson, Arizona; also by six great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, David Michael Wheeler; by two brothers, Dale Wheeler and Everett Wheeler.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11:00 until 12:00 noon Saturday February 1, 2014.

Funeral services will then be conducted on Saturday February 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with full Military Services.


Last Updated on January 30th 2014 09:01 am by Dee Loflin
Lillian Didine Kimes
January 27th 2014 12:58 pm by Dee Loflin
Lillian Didine Kimes
Lillian Dildine Kimes, daughter of the late Sam B., Sr. and Dillie Mae Fuwell Dildine, was born in Wynne, Arkansas on March 20, 1929, and passed away at the Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill, Missouri on January 26, 2014, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 6 days.

She had spent 22 years in Hidalgo County, Texas where she owned and operated The Bootery western store for twenty years. She also worked for Sheppard's Engineering in St. Louis and had been manager of The Cloverleaf Restaurant in Greenville. She returned to Southeast Missouri in 1992 and was living in Marble Hill. She attended the Lakeland Assembly of God Church near Wappapello.

On July 13, 1945, she was married to Robert Dildine in Blytheville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death in 1980. She later married Bill Kimes, he preceded her in death in 1990.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Dildine of St. Louis, Ronald Dildine of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Andy Dildine of Hiram; three daughters, Diana Cook of Greenville, Carla Groves of Wappapello, Donna Greer of Marble Hill; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Dildine of Clarkton, Melvin Dildine of Patterson; three sisters, Ella M. Jost of Marble Hill, Linda Thurston of McAllen, Texas, and Carolyn Dildine of Jackson, Georgia. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary W. Dildine; three brothers, Sam Jr., Grover and Darlis; and two sisters, Connie Rosenberg and Delphine Goforth.

Friends may visit on Saturday, February 1, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb, Missouri with Pastor Arvin Haynes of Wappapello, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Hiram, 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
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Last Updated on January 27th 2014 12:58 pm by Dee Loflin
Bill Rhodes
January 24th 2014 04:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Bill Rhodes

Bill Rhodes, son of Shelton and Una Mae Burchfield Rhodes, was born in Kewanee, Missouri on October 25, 1938 and died at home, in Dexter, Missouri, on January 24, 2014.  He was 75 years of age.

He served in the Navy from 1956 through 1960 and met his wife, Judy Wood Rhodes, while stationed at Long Beach, California.  They married on August 22, 1960 and were married 53 years at the time of Bill’s death. 

He was an avid golfer, a devoted member of the Lion’s Club and enjoyed spending winter months on the beach on South Padre Island.  Bill retired from the Farm Bureau Insurance Company after being employed for over thirty years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter where he had served as a youth leader, a deacon and an usher.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judy, his sister, Ann Rhodes Sweat of San Diego, California, his daughter, Carrie Rhodes Botts, of Lebanon, Missouri, his son, Jim Rhodes and daughter-in-law, Cindy Hufford Rhodes, of Bloomfield, Missouri, the “lights of his life,” his granddaughter, Cory Botts, and grandson, Luke Rhodes, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He also leaves behind many close and special friends, especially his golfing buddies, the Killer B’s.

Visitation will be at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri on Monday, January 27th from 10:00-12:00 with services to follow at 12:00. 

Interment will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield following the funeral service.

All arrangements will be under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to 18 Fore Life and/or the Wounded Warrior Project.


Last Updated on January 24th 2014 04:05 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Barnes
January 24th 2014 02:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Barnes

Jerry Barnes, son of the late Henry Barnes and Sylvia Dewitt Barnes was born on July 23, 1944 at Corning, Arkansas and departed this life in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on January 23, 2014 at the age of 69.

Mr. Burns attended the Master’s Touch Church, was a Truck Driver for Watkins Truck Lines in Memphis, Tennessee and was a resident of Dexter.

He was united in marriage to Mary Etta James on December 8, 1979 at Bernie.  She preceded him in death on July 31, 1999.  He was then married to Patsy Kay Mungle Baxter on June 14, 2003 at Dexter.  She survives of the home.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their spouses, Randy and Diane Barnes of Dexter and Steve and Julie Barnes of Cape Girardeau: by one step-son, Bobby Brotherton of Collinsville, Illinois: by one step-daughter, Paula Roberts of Dexter: by two brothers and their spouses, Danny and Debbie Barnes of Campbell and Larry and Darlene Barnes of Puxico: by three sisters and their spouses, Loretta and Don Walters of Dexter, Barbara and Kenneth Trout of Bernie, Gloria and Charlie Dean of Bernie: by a sister in law, Anglee Barnes of Bernie: by five grandchildren, by one great-granddaughter and six step grandchildren, also by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Besides his wife and parents, two brothers, Billy Doris Barnes and George “Lefty” Barnes, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Funeral services will then be conducted at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Everett Owens officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

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Last Updated on January 24th 2014 02:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Norma Jean Kitchen
January 24th 2014 02:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Norma Jean Kitchen

Norma Jean Kitchen, daughter of the late Theodore Karlish and Linda Riddle Karlish, was born on February 5, 1938 in Malden, Missouri and passed away on January 20, 2014 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 75 years.

Mrs. Kitchen was a resident of Dexter and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a Sunday school teacher and a Bible Study teacher.  She had worked in sales at Spartech Plastics in Cape Girardeau and at Gideon-Anderson in Gideon and had been employed as a receptionist at the City of Dexter.  She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed reading and puzzles. 

On April 30, 1960, she was united in marriage to Ronnie Kitchen in Gideon, Missouri.  Mr. Kitchen preceded her in death on October 21, 1976.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Kitchen Tarkington and husband Billy of Antioch, Tennessee and Penny Kitchen Okan of Dexter; by three brothers, Terry Karlish of Malden, Gary Karlish of Malden and Richard (Bojac) Karlish of Tulsa, Oklahoma; by three sisters, Sue Little of Clarkton, Joyce Nimmo of Malden and Debbie Karlish of Malden; and by one granddaughter, Macyn Okan of Dexter. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert (Bobby) Karlish and Roger Karlish.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, January 24, 2014 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Barry Winders officiating. 

Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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Last Updated on January 24th 2014 02:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Billy W. Summers
January 23rd 2014 03:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Billy W. Summers

Billy W. Summers, son of the late J. B. Summers and Ora Lee Elder Summers, was born on July 29, 1942, in Blytheville, Arkansas and passed away on January 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 71.

 

Mr. Summers was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter.  He had worked as a car salesman, was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge and a resident of Dexter.

 

On October 27, 1961, he was united in marriage to Virginia Dees in Dexter, Missouri.  Mrs. Summers survives of the home.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Greg Summers of Dexter; by one daughter, Gina Elder of Dexter; by one brother, Max Summers of Dexter; by one sister, Connie Avery of Sommerset, Kentucky; and by three grandchildren, Nena Summers, Logan Elder and Chase Elder.

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Coye Summers and James Buford Summers; and by two sisters, Joyce Summers and Betty Phillips.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

 

A memorial service will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Lester Clayton officiating. 

 


Last Updated on January 23rd 2014 03:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Doyle Patches Cash
January 23rd 2014 11:48 am by Dee Loflin
Doyle Patches Cash

Doyle “Patches" Cash, son of Don Cash of Oklahoma and Vivian Martinez of California, was born on December 21, 1959 in Madera, California and passed away on January 18, 2014 at his residence in Advance at the age of 54 years.

Mr. Cash had worked as an Emergency Response Technician and was a resident of Advance.  He had volunteered his services for many endeavors, never seeking public recognition.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Cindy Cash of Advance, survives him; one son, Matthew Cash of Dexter; by three daughters, Angie Cuevas of Dexter, Crystal Husk of Illinois and Jessica Hayes of Advance; by two brothers, Timothy Cash of California and Kevin Cash of Advance; and by ten grandchildren.

The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is handling arrangements.


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Last Updated on January 23rd 2014 11:48 am by Dee Loflin
Wilma Pauline Brown Miller
January 22nd 2014 09:46 pm by Dee Loflin
Wilma Pauline Brown Miller

Wilma Pauline Brown Miller, daughter of the late Ellis Brown and Estelle Kinnick Brown was born on January 29, 1919 in Pikes Peak, Indiana and departed this life at her residence peacefully surrounded by her family on January 21, 2014 at the age of 94 years.

Mrs. Miller graduated high school from St. Mary’s, Missouri in 1936 and went on the graduate from Rubicam Business College in 1938.  In 1939 she went to work for Midwest Dairy in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and two years later took a job with Emerson Electric War Plant were she met her husband Warren Miller.  Wilma was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.

On June 30, 1945 she was united in marriage to Warren Gregory Miller Sr. in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Mr. Miller preceded her in death on October 24, 1981.

After Warren’s death, Wilma began making quilts. She made many quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She made quilts for her church family and for many different fund raisers.  Making quilts brought Wilma great joy. Another of her great joys was making strawberry preserves and giving the preserves  to family, friends and many others who appeared at her door.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Ann Schroeder and husband Roger of St. Charles, Missouri, Linda Sue Daniel and husband J.C. of Dexter, Robin Kinnick Sheehan and companion Keith Tippett of O’Fallon, Missouri; by three sisters, Olive Ruth DeRousse of Bellville, IL. , Helen Maxine Armbruster of Denver, Colorado,  and Audrey Lila Hart of Sun City, Arizona; by eight grandchildren, Lisa Wolfram of O’Fallon, Jeff Schroeder of St. Peters, Missouri, Jim Schroeder of St. Charles, Missouri, J. Daniel of Doniphan, Missouri, Tim Daniel of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Reverend Susan Barton of Sedalia, Missouri, Kristen Sheehan and Meaghan Sheehan both of Villa Ridge, Missouri; also by thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, W. Greg Miller Jr.; by four brothers, George Marshall Brown, Ellis Brown, Jr., Russell Bruce Brown, and Jack Gladwell Brown; and by one sister, Alberta Adelle Brown.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 until 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 25, 2014 at the First Christ Church in Dexter.

A memorial service will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. at the First Christ Church in Dexter with Rev. Mike Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at a later date at the Park Lawn Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

At the family’s request, memorials can be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 224 East Stoddard Street, Dexter, Missouri 63841.

 


Last Updated on January 22nd 2014 09:48 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Gisi
January 22nd 2014 11:51 am by Dee Loflin
Charles Gisi

Charles Gisi, son of the late Edmond Gisi and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi was born on March 20, 1918 in Essex and passed away on January 21, 2014 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 96.

Mr. Gisi was a retired farmer, a Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps serving in World War II and a resident of Essex.  He faithfully attended Risen Church in Dexter.

He was united in marriage to Esther Snider on December 4, 1946 in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Gisi preceded him in death on March 19, 2011.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and husband James Alan Ross of Chesterfield, Missouri and Mary Jo and husband Steve Mills of Chester, Virginia; by five grandchildren, Natalie and husband Scott Hughes, Nathan Ross, Neal Ross, David Mills and Daniel Mills; by one great grandson, Logan Hughes; by one brother, Wilbert Gisi of Essex and by one sister, Jo Hice of Dexter.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Glennon, Eugene, Raymond and Harold Gisi; by two sisters, Stella Gisi and Ethel French and an infant grandson, Andrew Mills.

Friends may call at the Risen Church in Dexter, on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until NOON. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at NOON in the Risen Church Sanctuary with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. 

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

Memorials may be made to the Risen Church, 25 East St. Francis Street, Dexter, Missouri  63841.


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Last Updated on January 22nd 2014 03:37 pm by Dee Loflin
Judy Roberts
January 22nd 2014 09:39 am by Dee Loflin
Judy Roberts

Judy Roberts, daughter of the late Joe Roberts and Bertha E. Darby Roberts was born on October 8, 1941 in Catron, Missouri and departed this life on January 21, 2014 at the SoutheastHealth Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 72 years.

Ms. Roberts was a licensed manicurist, former employee of Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston, Missouri, and a resident of Dexter.

Survivors include two sisters, Robin Hargrove of Morehouse, Missouri and Jo Ann Fralick of Bernie, Missouri; by two grandsons, and many other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Joe Roberts; two brothers, John W. Roberts and Charles Lee Roberts; by two sisters, Janie Y. Farber and Linda C. Inman.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. Saturday January 25, 2014.

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Last Updated on January 22nd 2014 09:39 am by Dee Loflin
Marie Sides
January 21st 2014 03:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Marie Sides
Marie Sides, daughter of the late Albert and Emma Berry Pixley, was born in Advance, Missouri on February 23, 1924, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on January 21, 2014, at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 29 days.

She had lived in Dexter until 1966, when she moved to Ellington, Missouri. She moved to Poplar Bluff in 1986. She was a member of the First Church of God in Poplar Bluff.

On June 3, 1945 she was married to John W. Sides in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on October 18, 1998.

Surviving are one son, John Dale Sides of Conway, Arkansas; two daughters, Rose Chitwood of Harviell, Missouri, Barbara Cowin of East Prairie, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; twenty great great grandchildren; two great great great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Pixley of Sikeston; six sisters, Mary Pixley Clark of Dexter, Mildred Parks, Lillian Dewitt, JoAnn Melton, Glida Eisenouser and Pat Sanders all of Sikeston; and her beloved cat, Baby. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Thomason, one daughter, Thelma Gibson, one granddaughter, Tammy Jo Gibson and one brother, Louis Pixley.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Richard Triplett of Poplar Bluff, Missouri 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 January 21st 2014 03:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Payne Belt
January 20th 2014 09:36 pm by Dee Loflin
Barbara Payne Belt
Barbara Payne Belt, daughter of the late Simon James and Blanche Opal Giles Scott, was born in Lilbourn, Missouri on April 17, 1943, and passed away at her home in Dexter, Missouri on January 18, 2014, at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 1 day.

She had lived in Sikeston most of her life and had moved to Dexter 13 years ago. She had worked at the Ramada Inn in Sikeston for 23 years. She attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter and was a member of the Eagles in Sikeston. She enjoyed baking and cooking.
She was married to James Oscar Payne and he preceded her in death. She later married Connie Ray Belt and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2002.

Surviving are two sons, Kenny Payne of Gosnell, Arkansas, Jimmy Payne of Farmington, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, Jessie Dale, Donnie Lee, T.J., Stevie Ray, Michael, Brooke, Kurtis, Austin and Gage Payne; 9 great grandchildren including her special great granddaughter who lived with her, Madison Payne; three brothers and wives, Kenny Scott of Belleville, Michigan, Billy & Denise Scott of Goodyear, Arizona, Steve & Kathy Scott of Cary, North Carolina; one sister and husband, Marie & Menard Allen of Waterloo, Illinois.

Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Allen Payne and one daughter, Rhonda Payne; one grandson, Jacob Bodden; five brothers, Don, Junior, Frank and two in infancy; five sisters, Grace, Freda, Polly, Mary and Bert.

Friends may visit Thursday, January 23, 2014, after 5:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be at a later date 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 January 20th 2014 09:36 pm by Dee Loflin
Loyce L. Reed
January 16th 2014 04:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Loyce L. Reed

Loyce L. Reed, daughter of the late L. R. “Pat” Patterson and Talitha Ann Aslin Patterson, was born on February 28, 1920 in Dexter and passed away on January 16, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 93 years.

Mrs. Reed was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a life long resident of Dexter and had worked as the Director of the Dexter Public Library for 44 years.  She was a member of the Altrusa Club and the American Legion Auxiliary for fifty-four years.

On June 29, 1937, she was united in marriage to James Paul Reed in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Reed preceded her in death on February 17, 1993.

She is survived by two daughters, Paula Kay Smith and husband Jim of Crossville, Tennessee and Jennifer Lyn Miller of Sikeston; by one sister, Virginia Parker Cato of Cape Girardeau; by four grandchildren, Shannon L. Smith Putnam (Denny), Marrianne Smith Bruce (Keith), Jimmy Paul Smith (Tanya) and Michael Reed Miller (Jennifer); by two step-granddaughters, Sheri Smith Marien (Chris) and Lori Smith Powell (Darrin); and by twelve great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Lee Patterson and Loy Riley Patterson, Jr.; and by five sisters, Pauline Hardy, Opal Campbell, Ruth Swindle, Barbara June Mouser and Patsy Patterson.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Elijah Allen officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on January 16th 2014 04:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Harold E. Pete Snider
January 16th 2014 11:19 am by Dee Loflin
Harold E. Pete Snider

Harold E. “Pete” Snider, one of thirteen children of the late John T. Snider and Emma Clift Snider, was born on July 24, 1925, near Dexter and departed this life in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau on January 9, 2014, at the age of 88.

Mr. Snider was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where he was a deacon for many years.  He was a dairy farmer for thirty five years, a Stoddard County Commissioner for ten years, and a volunteer at the Dexter O.A.K.S where he transported meals to the home-bound for nine years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served fifteen months in Europe during World War II as a machine gun platoon sergeant and paratrooper with the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne.

On December 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Georgia Evans at Dexter and three daughters were born of their union.  They were married thirty years.  He was then married to Mabel Walker Bowles on February 6, 1982, at Bernie.

Besides his wife, Mabel, survivors include three daughters and their spouses; Sandy and Bob Hill of Cape Girardeau, Cheryl and Michael Ponder of Benton and Terry Jo and Scott Acre of Portland, Oregon; by one stepdaughter, LeAnn Fryer and her spouse, Kevin, of Lee's Summit; by two stepsons, Todd Bowles of Arkansas and Dean Bowles of Tennessee; by one brother, Dr. Glen Snider of Elijay, Georgia; by one sister, Betty Irvin of Chesterfield; by three granddaughters, Lezlie Fox (Steve) of Springfield, Emily Scifers (Ross Peterson) of Cape Girardeau, and Hannah Acre of Portland, Oregon; by one great-grandson and by several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 31, 2014, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Dr. Steve Easterwood officiating.

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with Full military honors.   


Last Updated on January 16th 2014 11:19 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Pisarkiewicz
January 15th 2014 09:33 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Pisarkiewicz

Mary Pisarkiewicz, a resident of Bloomfield, passed away on December 26, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 75 years. 

Miss Pisarkiewicz had been disabled all of her life and has no known family.

A memorial service will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Greg McGhee.  Interment will be held at a later date in the Essex Cemetery.

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Last Updated on January 15th 2014 09:33 am by Dee Loflin
Tina Ann Kneeshaw
January 15th 2014 09:31 am by Dee Loflin
Tina Ann Kneeshaw

Tina Ann Kneeshaw, daughter of the late Robert and Peggy Kneeshaw, was born on April 13, 1974 in Long Beach, California and passed away on January 10, 2014 at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 39.

Ms. Kneeshaw had worked as a registered nurse.

She is survived by her daughter, Shyanne Kneeshaw, of Bloomfield.

A memorial service will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. 

All arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.



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Last Updated on January 15th 2014 09:31 am by Dee Loflin
Agnes D. Crabtree
January 13th 2014 10:34 am by Dee Loflin
Agnes D. Crabtree
Agnes D. Crabtree, daughter of the late Clarence and Marguerite Simpson Vaughan, was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on July 16, 1938, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on January 10, 2014, at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 25 days.

She had lived in Southeast Missouri the past twenty years and had been a Sunday school teacher and Pastor in the Assembly of God Church of which she was a member.

She was married to Richard Patrick Crabtree, Sr. and he preceded her in death on January 13, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Pam Ratajczyk of Scheller, Illinois, Pat Hente of Dexter, Missouri; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three brothers, Gerald Vaughan of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Robert Vaughan of Hawaii, C. R. Vaughan, Jr. of Searcy, Arkansas; one sister, Donas York of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Patrick Crabtree, Jr., two sisters and three brothers.
Friends may visit on Monday, January 13, 2014, after 12:00 noon at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Mike Kohlbaker of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery in Advance, 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

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Last Updated on January 15th 2014 09:29 am by Dee Loflin
Reta Williams VanMatre
January 10th 2014 05:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Reta Williams VanMatre

Reta Williams VanMatre was born on June 3, 1935 at Advance, daughter of the late Lawrence and Eula Smith Williams and passed away on January 8, 2014 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 78 years.

Mrs. VanMatre worked as a bookkeeper and secretary but much preferred her job as a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother!

On June 7, 1952, she was united in marriage to Wilbur Leroy VanMatre in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. VanMatre preceded her in death on March 20, 2011.

She is survived by three sons, W. Lee VanMatre and wife Fran of Bloomfield, Gerry E. VanMatre and wife Donna of Wappapello and Kenneth D. VanMatre and wife Janice of Advance; by two daughters, Terry L. Lello and husband Ken of South Bend, Indiana and Karen A. VanMatre and special friend Rodney Walker of Bernie; by three sisters, Georgia Robins of Advance, Lois Arsta of Columbia, Missouri and Sandy Allen of Malden; by sixteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-granchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny Williams, Gene Williams and James Williams; by two sisters, Betty Nettler and Ann Robins; and by one granddaughter, Sarah Renee Boyer.

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

Graveside services will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter with Rev. Jim Hoyt officiating.

 

           


Last Updated on January 10th 2014 05:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Ivogene Coln Walpole
January 10th 2014 05:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Ivogene Coln Walpole

Ivogene Coln Walpole, daughter of the late Ivey Claude Coln and Callie Nowell Coln, was born on December 15, 1921 in Marmaduke, Arkansas and passed away on January 9, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 93 years.

Mrs. Walpole was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, had worked as a clerk at Stovall’s Department Store and was a resident of Dexter.

On January 26, 1941, she was united in marriage to Archie Sanders Walpole at Kennett, Missouri.  Mr. Walpole preceded her in death on April 26, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Archie Gaylon Walpole and wife June of Dexter and Larry Eugene Walpole and wife Mary of Bloomfield; by three sisters, Kathlyen Wright of Bakersfield, California, Betty Sparks of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Sue Farley of Knoxville, Tennessee;  by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Kay Walpole and by one grandson, Billy Walpole.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Rowland officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on January 10th 2014 05:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Irma Janett Coots
January 10th 2014 04:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Irma Janett Coots

Irma Janett Coots, daughter of Viola Ditto Brewer of Sikeston and the late James Osby Brewer was born on September 17, 1941 in Matthews, Missouri.  Irma went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on January 6, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 72.  Mrs. Coots was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, a care giver at home and a resident of Advance.

On February 15, 1957 she was united in marriage to Lan Coots at Bement Baptist Church.

Besides her husband and mother,  she is survived by two sons, Micheal Coots of Troy, Ohio and Mark Coots of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; by three daughters, Tambra Gaskins of New Plymouth, Idaho, Julie Dean of Claremore, Oklahoma and Jennifer Courtney of Kearney, Missouri; by one brother, John Brewer of Chattanooga, Tennessee; by fifteen grandchildren, Benjamen Coots, Andrew Coots, Matthew Coots, Caleb Coots, Alyssa Coots, Talley Gaskins, Sylas Gaskins, Seth Gaskins, Jonathan Dean, Maelyn  Dean, Mary Margaret Dean, Micah Dean, Rebecca Courtney, Emily Courtney and David Courtney and by one great-grandchild, Benjamin Gaskins.

One brother, Eddie Brewer, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held at the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Irma’s home going celebration will be conducted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Ronnie Stevens officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials be made to the First General Baptist Mission Fund, 501 Christian Drive, Bloomfield, Missouri 63825.


Last Updated on January 10th 2014 04:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Brother Dale Grissom
January 08th 2014 04:43 pm by Dee Loflin
Brother Dale Grissom

Brother Dale Grissom, son of the late James Austin Grissom and Alice Magdalene Conwill Grissom was born on July 11, 1927 in Pontotoc, Mississippi and departed this life on January 7, 2014 at his residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 86 years.

Brother Dale was a lifelong resident of Dexter, a minister for Dexter Church of Christ, Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

On August 4, 1946 he was united in marriage to Eulah Richey in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Grissom survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife, other survivors include one son, Quitman Dale Grissom Jr. and wife Vicki of Memphis, Tennessee; by four daughters, Patricia Adams and husband Tom of Dexter, Deborah North and husband Mark of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Tammy Robinson and husband Dan of Dexter, and Barbara Reid and husband Richard of St. John’s, Florida; ten grandchildren, Daniel North, Tim Adams, Michael Adams, Leah Williams, Josh Robinson, Chris Robinson, Adam Grissom, Andrew Grissom, David Robinson, and Brendan Robinson; also by nine great-grandchildren, Madeline North, Samuel North, Dylan North, Caitlin Williams, Jaxon Dane Robinson, Ian Michael Adams, Skylar Williams, Isabella Adams, and Gabrielle Adams.

Besides his parents, five brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until Noon on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Dexter Church of Christ.

Funeral services will then be conducted at Noon on Friday  at the Dexter Church of Christ with Brother Jim Faughn and  Brother Travis Quertermous officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors.


Last Updated on January 08th 2014 04:43 pm by Dee Loflin
Helen Robinett
January 08th 2014 06:27 am by Dee Loflin
Helen Robinett

Helen Robinett, daughter of the late Albert J. Phillips and Dorothy Elizabeth Graves was born on December 26, 1930 in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on January 6, 2014 at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 83 years.

Mrs. Robinett was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of Monaco Egg, International Hat Factory, and International Shoe Company all in Dexter.  Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and very passionate about her Christian faith. She was also a resident of Dexter.

On May 29, 1953 she was untied in marriage to Don Robinett in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Mr. Robinett preceded her in death on May 3, 2008.

Survivors include four sons, Richard Phillips of Stoney Point, North Carolina, Donnie Robinett of Poplar Bluff, Phillip Robinett and Roger Robinett both of Dexter; by one daughter, Gail Acton of Dexter; one brother, Marion W. Phillips of Dexter; eleven grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Phillips Mason, Craig and Carl Blankenship, Shane Phillips, Allen Morton,  Alicia Shepphard and husband Matthew, Andrea Acton, Laura and Leslie Robinett, Taylor and Logan Hill; also by one great-grandson, Brody Mason.

The Robinett family would like to give out a special thank you to Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter and SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 9, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday January 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Dean Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.

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Last Updated on January 08th 2014 06:27 am by Dee Loflin
Mary Louise Hobgood
January 05th 2014 11:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Louise Hobgood

Mary Louise Hobgood, daughter of the late Homer Elsworth and Madgie Partin Elsworth was born in Bernie, Missouri on November 1, 1931 and departed this life in Golden Living Care Center in Malden, Missouri on January 5, 2014 at the age of 82.

Mrs. Hobgood had worked at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie, was a homemaker and member of Bernie General Baptist Church.

She was united in marriage to Cecil Earl Hobgood in Piggott, Arkansas on May 10, 1947.  Mr. Hobgood preceded his wife in death on November 18, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. Hobgood and wife Debbie of Bernie, Eddie D. Hobgood and wife Betty of Dexter; by one brother Glendle Elsworth of Malden; by two sisters, Laurissa Jean Brandon and Brenda Brown both of Dexter; by five grandchildren, Laurie Bell, Rebekah Tanner, Derek Hobgood, Mark Hobgood, Kristin Sitzez; by 11 great-grandchildren, Zachary Tanner, Kayli Tanner, Luke Tanner, Madison Bell, Dalton Hobgood, Cane Hobgood, Ethan Hobgood, Christin Sitzes, Olivia Sitzez, Josh Sitzes and Audrey Sitzes; also by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents and her husband, by three brothers, Chalmer Elsworth, Hershel Elsworth and Leon Elsworth; by two sisters, Donis Elsworth and Linda Elsworth.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE, Missouri on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday morning, January 8, 2014 starting at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Fitzpatrick and Stan Dauck officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on January 05th 2014 11:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Brinda Wallis
January 03rd 2014 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Brinda Wallis

Brinda Wallis, daughter of the late Peter Tandski and Mabel Gillis Ferguson was born on August 28, 1939 at Pontiac, Michigan and departed this life in her residence at Dexter on January 1, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Mrs. Wallis was of the Christian faith, a home-maker and a resident of Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Wallis on November 16, 1956 at Pontiac, Michigan.  Mr. Wallis preceded her in death on June 17, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Lea Wallis of Rochester, Michigan and Martin Eric Wallis (Ronda) of Clarkston, Michigan: by one daughter, MeLinda Keys (Warren) of Longview, Texas: by two sisters, LaVerne Tinker and LaVeda Banken (John) both of Dexter: by one brother, Derill Ferguson Jr. (Linda) of Hartville, Ohio: by six grandchildren, Kelly Collins. Kristy Robinson, Leisa Martin, Shannon Wallis, Jessica Wallis and Jennifer Wallis: by four great-grandchildren, Darren Beatty, Hannah Martin, Addison Collins and Bentley Collins.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Tandski.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M, Monday, January 6, 2014. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. 

Interment will be held at the Rosewood Park Cemetery at Longview, Texas.

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Last Updated on January 03rd 2014 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Ruth O. Lane
January 02nd 2014 11:29 am by Dee Loflin
Ruth O. Lane
Ruth O. Lane, daughter of the late Lesley James and Mary Finna Garrison Edwards, was born in Gideon, Missouri on March 21, 1930, and passed away at The Bluffs Nursing Center in Columbia, Missouri on December 31, 2013, at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 10 days.

She had grown up in the Frisco area moved to Dexter after retirement. She was a member of the Church of Christ, the Eastern Star and the Elks Lodge #2439.

On February 23, 1946, she was married to Delmer Lane in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are two sons, Perry Lane of Dexter, Tim Lane of St. Louis; two daughters, Connie Wyatt of Cape Coral, Florida, Cherie Chapman of Coumbia; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Lane, one granddaughter, Morgan Lane, and one brother, Buddy Edwards.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 4, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Herman Morse of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Essex Church of Christ, PO  Box 8, Essex, MO 63846.

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 January 02nd 2014 11:29 am by Dee Loflin
Tim Lee Jenkins
December 31st 2013 11:39 am by Dee Loflin
Tim Lee Jenkins

Tim Lee Jenkins of Hermitage, TN age 51, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Joyce DeAnn Jenkins and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Birchfield all of Dexter, MO. 

He is survived by his wife, Roana Jenkins; sons, Jaden Nash Jenkins, Colton Cash Jenkins; step-daughter, Torri Vance; father, Mr. Bob Jenkins; sisters, Jeanne (Danny) Summers, Sharon Smith, Cindy (Joe) Nichols; nephews, Nic Smith, Jake Smith, Drew Nichols; nieces, Rachael Diaz, Alana Dowdy and many other friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Nashville, TN, Wednesday, January 1, 2014, from 2-4pm followed by a funeral service at 4 pm.

An additional visitation and service will be held at Rainey - Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, MO, Saturday, January, 4, from 9-11am followed by the service at 11am.

The burial will be at Armstead Dowdy Cemetery in Dexter, MO.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following organizations:  Jolly Angels, P.O. Box 4115, Smithville, TN  37166; caringbridge.org/visit/timjenkins; alivehospice.org

 


Last Updated on December 31st 2013 11:39 am by Dee Loflin
Shirley Ann Brigman
December 31st 2013 11:35 am by Dee Loflin
Shirley Ann Brigman

Shirley Ann Brigman, daughter of the late Paul Duncan and Bernice Morlan Duncan, was born on December 29, 1946 and passed away on December 19, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 66. 

Mrs. Brigman was of the Pentecostal faith.  She was a former resident of Dexter and was living in Piedmont and had previously been the owner of Tropical Tan in Dexter.

She is survived by one son, Danny Hayes of Piedmont; by one daughter, Darlene Lutes of Piedmont; by three brothers, William “Eddie” Duncan of Carbondale, Illinois, Tony Duncan of Sikeston and Ronnie Duncan of Advance; by three grandchildren, Emily Hayes, Jantzen Cain and Robert Paul Lutes; and by two great-grandchildren, Levi Lutes and Kylie Shemwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Duncan and Danny Duncan; and by one sister, Connie Swiderski.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. 

Dwight Hensley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery.


Last Updated on December 31st 2013 11:35 am by Dee Loflin
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr.
December 31st 2013 11:27 am by Dee Loflin
Bobby Ray Irish, Sr.

Bobby Ray Irish, Sr., son of Harvey A. Irish and Charlotte Hartline Irish of Dexter, was born on May 5, 1967 in Poplar Bluff and passed away on December 29, 2013 at SoutheastHealth in Cape Girardeau at the age of 46.

Mr. Irish was a resident of Dexter, was a former firefighter, a former employee of Hank Graff Chevrolet, Comolus Radio Broadcasting and had worked as a home health caretaker.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Bobby Ray Irish, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Flint, Michigan; by five sisters, Dawn Marie Link of Puxico, Tammy Lea Irish of Flushing, Michigan, Heather Marie Haley and her husband Ron of Clinton, Mississippi, Pam Pease and her husband Dwayne of Dexter, Paula Jones and her husband Danny of Dexter; by his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Irish of Dexter; and by two grandchildren, Mackenzie Irish and Aiden Irish.

Visitation was held Monday, December 30, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. 

A memorial service was then conducted at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Chaney officiating.

A memorial service will also be held in Flint, Michigan.


Last Updated on December 31st 2013 11:27 am by Dee Loflin
Keifer Evans
December 31st 2013 11:22 am by Dee Loflin
Keifer Evans
Keifer Evans, son of the late Clabe C. and Bessie Elena Fowler Evans, was born in Maynard, Arkansas on December 31, 1922, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri on December 30, 2013, at the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 29 days.

He had lived in St. Louis, Arnold and Nowata, Oklahoma before moving to the Dexter area in 1994. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He had worked and retired as a terminal worker with Admiral Merchants Motor Freight and he enjoyed wood working, and loved to play bingo.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and received the following decorations, Bronze Service Arrowhead; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; Purple Heart Medal with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; and a Bronze Star Medal.

On July 12, 1953, he was married to Bonnie B. Harris in Arkansas. She preceded him in death on September 6, 1993.

Surviving are one son and wife, Jeffrey & Ginny Evans of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; one daughter & husband, Susan & Don Awtrey of Arnold, Missouri; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Billy James Evans of Dexter, Missouri; two sisters, Theda Nydegger of Oregon and Wanda Norman of Utah. Other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Madge Evans, Essie Vinson, Wilma Thomason and one brother, Fowler Evans.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Travis Quertermous of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the  Harris Cemetery near Maynard, Arkansas 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 December 31st 2013 11:22 am by Dee Loflin
Buddy George McCain
December 30th 2013 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Buddy George McCain
Buddy George McCain, son of the late Will and Alice Howell McCain, was born in Prescott, Arkansas on February 6, 1911, and passed away at his home in Morehouse, Missouri on December 29, 2013, at the age of 102 years, 10 months, and 3 days.

He had moved to the Morehouse area in 1951. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He had worked and retired from Malone & Hyde in Sikeston.

In 1933, he was married to Pauline Fore in West Ridge, Arkansas. She preceded him in death in May of 2003.

Surviving are two sons, George McCain of Tipton, Indiana, Charlie McCain of Morehouse, Missouri; one daughter, Alice Williams of Sikeston, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dutch and O. C. McCain; and two sisters, Mary Alice Glass and Cleo Mitchell.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, after 11:30 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at the Watknis & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment with be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, 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 December 30th 2013 01:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Donald Ray Wilfong
December 30th 2013 01:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Donald Ray Wilfong
Donald Ray Wilfong, son of the late Martin and Esther Harrington Wilfong, was born in Puxico, Missouri on August 6, 1940, and passed away at his home in Piedmont, Missouri on December 29, 2013, at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 23 days.

He had moved back to the Puxico area in 2003. He worked at Purilator Filter and at the Walmart Distrubution Center. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.

On November 5, 1963 he was married to Francis Cookson. She preceded him in death on November 18, 1971. On January 16, 1981, he was Married to Mary Alice Escue in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Wilfong of Piedmont; three sons, Charlie Robertson of Bloomfield, Joseph Robertson, Sr. of DesArc, Bill Robertson of Zalma; five daughters, Cheryl Lynn Nance of Puxico, Frances Renee' Keller of Scott City, Linda Coy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Melissa Wilson of Carbondale, Illinois, Allison Wilfong of Piedmont, one grandson who resides in the home, Joey Robertson; seventeen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Gary Wilfong of Puxico. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Lester, Whitey, Claude, David, and Eugene Wilfong, and three sisters, Reva Cantrell, Vivian Pate, and Bertha Gates.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 1, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Charlie Robertson and Rev. Ray Placher officiating.

Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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 December 30th 2013 01:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Audrey Gilmore
December 23rd 2013 09:36 am by Dee Loflin
Audrey Gilmore
Audrey Gilmore, daughter of the late Clarence and Dicy Gaines Wooley, was born in Dexter, Missouri on October 1, 1937, and passed away at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursging Center in Dexter, Missouri on December 22, 2013, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 21 days.

She had lived in Dexter and Bernie areas most of her life. She was a member fo the Vinson General Baptist Church.

On April 6, 1961, she was married to Homer Nordin and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1996. On April 4, 1998, she married Buddy Gilmore and he preceded her in death on January 2, 2000.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Sue King of Sikeston, Missouri; five step-sons, Wayne and Billy Gilmore both of Broseley, Missouri, Bobby Gilmore of Canalou, Missouri, Rick Gilmore of Bernie, Missouri, Roger Phillips of Millington, Tennessee; many step-grandchildren and many step-great grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, one step-daughter, Peggy Bess, and one step-son, Sam Gilmore.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. David Looney of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Bernie  Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on December 23rd 2013 09:36 am by Dee Loflin
Dennis Allen Morse
December 19th 2013 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Dennis Allen Morse

Dennis Allen Morse, son of the late Allen Otto Morse and Myrtle Whitehead Morse McNece passed away December 17, 2013 in Jackson, Missouri at the age of 79.

Dennis was born in Bernie, Missouri and lived his entire life in Missouri.  He retired from Boiler Makers and served in the Air Force, being discharged with honor.

A son, Dennis Allen Morse, Jr. and a brother, Larry, and dozens of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins, all he loved very dearly survive him.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his many friends.

Dennis now joins two brothers, Victor and J.C. and two sisters, Carolyn Black and Delorse Worley, along with his beloved Mom and Dad and his dear niece, Diedre and nephew, David.

Services will be conducted Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri at 11:00 A.M.

No flowers please.  Donations can be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 500522, St. Louis, Missouri  63150-0522; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee  38148-0142;  or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Le Bonheur Foundation, P. O. Box 41817, Memphis, Tennessee  38174.

 

        


Last Updated on December 19th 2013 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Brent Cooper
December 18th 2013 04:11 pm by Dee Loflin
Brent Cooper

Brent Cooper, son of Jerry Cooper and Charlotte Johnson Cooper of Bloomfield, Missouri was born on August 1, 1961 in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on December 10, 2013 in Mexico at the age of 52 years.

Mr. Cooper was the Vice President of U.S. Poly Enterprises Inc. in Dexter, Missouri and a resident of Bloomfield.  Brent had many hobbies and interests throughout the years including obtaining his pilot’s license to fly a complex aircraft, teaching himself how to play the guitar and playing with two different contemporary gospel bands in the early 1980’s.

He built a 1968 Camaro Street Machine which won 11 trophies in 12 different car shows, and restored a 1946 model Luscombe tail dragger airplane.  Brent later turned a 1996 GMC Safari Van into a replica of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine which was later featured in multiple local parades and fund raisers. 

He helped to establish the first Southeast Missouri no kill animal sanctuary that continued for 7 years, as well as aided in the establishment of the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Jackson, Missouri.  Most recently Brent became certified in scuba diving in 2005 and made PADI Master Diver several years later.  He went on to become a certified cave diver and was later certified with the Cave Rebreather on the Optima, and also trained in Advanced Trimix for deep diving.

He mastered underwater photography and was in the process of learning how to shoot and edit underwater videography.  It was Brent’s dream to have a career in underwater photography and videography in addition to cave exploration.

On July 17, 2010 he was united in marriage to Cathy Ann Bozic in Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mrs. Cooper survives of the home in Bloomfield.

Besides his parents, Jerry and Charlotte Cooper and wife Cathy Ann Cooper all of Bloomfield, Missouri, survivors include one step-son, Josh Webb and wife Tara of De Soto, Illinois; one step-daughter, Shannon Somers and husband Justin of Carbondale, Illinois; by four step- grandchildren, Troy and Haley Somers of Carbondale, Illinois and Sylvia and Adam Webb of De Soto, Illinois; also by Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and many friends.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Saturday December 21, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Dwight Hensley officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Family has requested that memorials be made to Metro World Child, P. O. Box 695, Brooklyn, New York  11237.  Envelopes will be provided in the funeral home office.

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Last Updated on December 18th 2013 04:11 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Cossairt
December 15th 2013 09:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Cossairt
Mary Cossairt, daughter of the late Albert Monroe and Ada George Bornemann, was born on January 9, 1928, in Swinton, Missouri and passed away on December 13, 2013, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky at the age of 85 years.

She had lived in North Carolina and West Virginia before moving to Paducah, Kentucky several years ago. She had worked as a Department Manager at Wal-Mart for many years and was a member of the First Christian Church in Paducah, Kentucky.

In 1950, she was married to Ralph Waldo Cossairt in Dexter, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2003.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Whitley of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; one grandchild; two great grandchildren; one sister, Lora Lee Eaker of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; many nieces and nephews. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one sister, Cleo Cooper, a half-sister, Wilmoth Moore and a half-brother, Lloyd Bornemann.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, after 9:00 am at
the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Jay Gottman of Paducah, Kentucky officiating.

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

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

Last Updated on December 15th 2013 09:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Leatha Woodruff
December 15th 2013 09:41 pm by Dee Loflin
Leatha Woodruff
Leatha Woodruff, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Allie May Jobe Robinett, was born near Sikeston, Missouri on September 17, 1934, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri on December 12, 2013, at the age of  79 years, 2 months and 25 days.

She had lived most of her life in Poplar Bluff and lived in Bloomfield for several years. She had worked for Florsheim and Brown Shoe Companies had been a member of the Elks, Eagles and the Stoddard County Democratic Womens Club.

In December of 1953, she was married to George Walter "Chuck" Woodruff in Hernando, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1966.

Surviving are two daughters and husbands, Valerie & Donnie Dockins of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Pamela and Tony Coomer of Morton, Illinois; 7 grandchildren and spouses, Jason & Susie Padgett, Nathan & Angie Padgett, Caleb Dockins, Shanna Coomer, Shane Meloy, Melissa Armstrong and Matthew Dockins; and seven great grandchildren.

Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Reatha Putnam, two other sisters and seven brothers.

Private family services will be held with Rev. Donnie Emmons of Poplar Bluff, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on December 15th 2013 09:41 pm by Dee Loflin
Patricia Elaine Kersey
December 13th 2013 02:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Patricia Elaine Kersey
Patricia Elaine Kersey, daughter of Thomas Lee and Jewel Mildred Kennedy Jarrell, was born in Dudley, Missouri on February 9, 1952, and passed away at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri on December 11, 2013, at the age of  61 years, 10 months and 2 days.

She had grown up in the Dexter and Dudley area, lived in Ellsinore for twenty years before moving to Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Dexter High School and then earned her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She had worked for Legal Services of Southwest Missouri as a paralegal. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed pottery, martial arts, and browsing Farmer's Markets.

On August 26, 1969, she was married to Edward Kersey in Dudley, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Kersey of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Mara Craig and Laura Kersey, both of Springfield; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; her parents, Thomas and Jewel Jarrell of Dudley, Missouri; two brothers, Clyde Junior Jarrell of Dexter, Missouri and Aaron Jarrell also of Dexter; two sisters, Linda Orr of Dexter, Missouri and Carol Jean Kirby of Pacific, Missouri. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

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

Last Updated on December 13th 2013 02:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Green
December 13th 2013 02:08 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Green
Kenneth R. Green, son of the late John Harvey and Mabel Fay Darr Green, was born in Bloomfield on July 9, 1935, and passed away at his daughter's home, with his family by his side, in Alton, Illinois on December 9, 2013, at the age of 78 years.

He was raised in the Bloomfield community, he moved to Bethalto, Illinois where he worked and raised his family, he retired as a machinist from Nixdorff Chain and moved to Dudley, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

He was married to Betty Jo Crossfield in Dupo, Illinois on November 23, 1957, she preceded him in death on May 30, 2010.

Surviving are four sons, John L. Green of Brighton, Illinois, Rick Green of Dudley, Kenneth Green of Hartford, Illinois, Eric Green of East Alton, Illinois; four daughters, Vicki Dickinson and Kathy Green both of Alton, Illinois, Dawn Unterbrink of Bethalto, Illinois, Debbie Bolt of Clarksville, Tennessee; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-eight great grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Fleetwood of Henderson, Nevada, Shelby Monroe of Bloomfield, Judy DeMarsh of Cape Girardeau; Lois Holden of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by three children, Rosetta Olsen, Paula Green, and Gary Green; one grandson, Kenneth William Tolbert, one great grandson, Trey Richards, one sister, Doris Thomas and one brother, James L. Green.

Friends may visit on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Rev. Mike Kohlbaker of Dexter officiating.

Burial in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on December 13th 2013 02:08 pm by Dee Loflin
Sandra French
December 13th 2013 11:21 am by Dee Loflin
Sandra French
Sandra French, daughter of the late Clarence Sylvester and Shirley May Lambert French, was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 16, 1956, and passed away at her home in Bloomfield, Missouri on December 11, 2013, at the age of 57 years, 6 months and 25 days.
She had lived in Collinsville, Illinois until moving to Bloomfield in 2001. She had worked as home maker through Continued Care and was a Baptist. She enjoyed Sewing, Knitting, quilting, crocheting, fishing, camping and crafts.

On June 14, 2002, she was married to Ron Wells in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Ron Wells of Bloomfield; three daughters, Tammie Robinson of Dexter, Sheri Hahs of Bloomfield, Debra Payne of Effingham, Illinois; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Thomas French of Collinsville, Illinois; two sisters, Brenda Turner of Bloomfield and Sharon Rushing of Sparta, Illinois. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one infant grandson, Kaden Hahs.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

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

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on December 13th 2013 11:21 am by Dee Loflin
Damon Burks, Sr.
December 12th 2013 12:40 pm by Dee Loflin
Damon Burks, Sr.

Damon Burks, Sr., son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary Louise Kinnison Burks, was born on April 6, 1940, in Holland, Missouri and passed away on December 11, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 5 days.

He had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He was a member of the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield.

On June 13, 1958, he was married to Shirley Jenkins in New Madrid, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Burks of Bloomfield; one son, Damon Burks, Jr. of Bloomfield; one daughter, Cheryl White of Bloomfield; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Burks of Bridgeman, Michigan; and one sister, Mary Morefield of Sikeston. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, David Burks.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:00 until 2:00 pm at 
the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the 
Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Jim Hook of Bloomfield officiating.

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

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

CHILES-COOPER FUNERAL HOME

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Last Updated on December 12th 2013 12:40 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Green
December 11th 2013 10:44 am by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Green
Kenneth R. Green, son of the late John Harvey and Mabel Fay Darr Green, was born in Bloomfield on July 9, 1935, and passed away at his daughter's home, with his family by his side, in Alton, Illinois on December 9, 2013, at the age of 78 years.

He was raised in the Bloomfield community, he moved to Bethalto, Illinois where he worked and raised his family, he retired as a machinist from Nixdorff Chain and moved to Dudley, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

He was married to Betty Jo Crossfield in Dupo, Illinois on November 23, 1957, she preceded him in death on May 30, 2010.

Surviving are four sons, John L. Green of Brighton, Illinois, Rick Green of Dudley, Kenneth Green of Hartford, Illinois, Eric Green of East Alton, Illinois; four daughters, Vicki Dickinson and Kathy Green both of Alton, Illinois, Dawn Unterbrink of Bethalto, Illinois, Debbie Bolt of Clarksville, Tennessee; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-eight great grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Fleetwood of Henderson, Nevada, Shelby Monroe of Bloomfield, Judy DeMarsh of Cape Girardeau; Lois Holden of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by three children, Rosetta Olsen, Paula Green, and Gary Green; one grandson, Kenneth William Tolbert, one great grandson, Trey Richards, one sister, Doris Thomas and one brother, James L. Green.

Friends may visit on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.

Burial in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service 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 December 11th 2013 10:44 am by Dee Loflin
Susan Kay Woodard
December 10th 2013 04:00 pm by Dee Loflin
Susan Kay Woodard
Susan Kay Woodard, daughter of Paul Wayne Woodard, Sr. and Joyce Wanda Layton Woodard Hall, was born in Dexter, Missouri on June 1, 1973, and passed away at her home in Dexter, Missouri on December 8, 2013, at the age of 40 years, 6 months and 7 days.

She had lived in Essex most of her life and had lived in Dexter the past year. She had worked as a cashier and was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church.

Surviving are one son, Hunter Hare of Dexter, Missouri; her mother, Joyce Hall of Essex, Missouri; her father, Paul Wayne Woodard, Sr. of Dexter, Missouri; two brothers, Paul Wayne Woodard, Jr. of Junction City, Kansas, Douglas Grazitt of Dexter, Missouri; three sisters, Rebecca Kelley of Benton, Missouri, Marsha D. Woodard and Donna Jean Poe both of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Charles Woodard of Advance, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Links Chapel near Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on December 10th 2013 04:00 pm by Dee Loflin
Joe Ellis Johnson
December 10th 2013 11:14 am by Dee Loflin
Joe Ellis Johnson
Joe Ellis Johnson, son of the late Clarence Eillis and Opel Dora Hollis Johnson, was born on August 6, 1943, in Keiser, Arkansas and passed away at his residence in Parma on December 6, 2013, at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 0 days.

He had lived in St. Louis following his discharge from the United States Army in 1969.  He had lived in the Parma area for the last 20 years.  He was a Christian and was baptized at the Camel General Baptist Church where he attended church.  He loved to be outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running with his dogs.  He also loved his family and was affectionately known as "Papa Joe" to the whole family.

On November 9, 1995 he married Debra Renea Flowers in Piggott, Arkansas. She survives in the home.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Flowers of Parma; five sons, Michael Johnson of Greenville, Missouri, Bobby Johnson and Chris Johnson both of Dexter, Missouri, Nathan Graves of Rockford, Illinois, and Brandon Graves of Olathe, Kansas; one daughter, Kathryn Moore of Puxico, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Moore and Casey Moore both of Puxico, Missouri, and Riley and Madison Graves both of Rockford, Illinois; one sister, Betty Nowell of Mt. Olive, Illinois; and one brother, Robert Johnson of Osceola, Arkansas.  Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Sutton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.

Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on December 10th 2013 11:14 am by Dee Loflin
Marvin Smith
December 10th 2013 09:57 am by Dee Loflin
Marvin Smith
Marvin Smith, son of the late Charles Artimus and Ivy Thomas Smith, was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on October 2, 1944, and passed away at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on December 6, 2013, at the age of 69 years.

He had lived in Sedona, Arizona before moving to Dexter 12 years ago.  He had worked for Quest Telephone Company.

On August 20, 1970, he was married to Gay Cheryl Ann Smith in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She survives in the home.

Surviving are his wife, Gay Cheryl Ann Smith of Dexter; one son, Joshua Gold of Dexter and two grandchildren.  Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter  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 December 10th 2013 09:57 am by Dee Loflin
Albert Lee Mace, Sr.
December 05th 2013 02:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Albert Lee Mace, Sr.
Albert Lee Mace, Sr., son of the late Austin William and Cozetta Layton Mace, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on April 21, 1945, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Poplar Bluff, Missouri on December 5, 2013, at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 14 days.
He had lived in the Puxico area all of is life. He worked as a farm hand and was of Baptist faith.

On June 24, 1965,  he was married to Shirley Jean Huff in Bloomfield, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on January 4, 2010.

Surviving are; one son, Albert Mace Jr., of Puxico, Missouri; one daughter, Shirley Morgan of Doniphan, Missouri; four  grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Mace of Bloomfield, Missouri and one sister, Jammie Daniels of Dexter, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive.  He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.
Interment will be in the Puxico City Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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 December 05th 2013 02:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Spencer Pedigo
December 04th 2013 04:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Spencer Pedigo

Spencer Pedigo, son of David Pedigo and Judy Shafer Pedigo, was born on May 8, 1981, in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on December 3, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 32.

Spencer was affiliated with the Mount Zion Walker Baptist Church in Bloomfield.  He graduated from Dexter Senior High School in 1999, he was formerly employed at Faurecia Emissions in Dexter as an electronic technician and recently owned N.S. Construction Company.  Spencer really enjoyed hunting, camping, and boating. He loved his family, dogs, and his children very much.

He was united in marriage to Natasha Patterson-Morlan on June 29, 2013 at Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mrs. Pedigo survives of the home.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by one son, David Spencer “Trey” Pedigo III of Dexter; by one daughter, Kaylie M. Pedigo of Bernie; by one brother, Jacob D. Pedigo of Dexter; by one sister, Kelly Nation and husband Chris of Dexter; maternal grandmother , Frankie Shafer of Dexter, by three step-daughters, Natalie Erin Powell of Bloomfield, Tristin Lynn Pullum of Dexter and Tara Elise Pullum of Dexter; also by two nephews Lucas and Hunter, and three nieces Riley, Chelsey, and Sydney.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Holland officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield, Missouri.

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Last Updated on December 04th 2013 04:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Flavel Rannells
December 03rd 2013 04:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Flavel Rannells
Charles Flavel Rannells, son of the late Charles Cartmell and Elise Rudolph Rannells, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 25, 1926, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Missouri on December 1, 2013, at the age of 87 years 6 days.

Mr. Rannells attended grade school and high school in Dexter, Missouri and then went on to complete three years at the University of Missouri before joining the United States Army.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran who was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupied Japan Medal. He was a Corporal at his discharge in 1947.

After returning from the service he was engaged in farming before beginning a career in construction with R.B. Potashnick, focusing on road and dams.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.  He was a member at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. He loved animals and his family. On December 1, 1954 he was married to Carolyn Groves in Sikeston, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Rannells of Dexter, Missouri; one son, Greg Rannells of St. Louis, Missouri; one daughter and son in law, Karen and Robin Lemons of Shawnee, Kansas, two grandchildren, Lauren Lemons of Los Angeles, California and Michael Lemons of Shawnee, Kansas; and one sister, Elise Todd of Richardson, Texas. Other relatives and friends survive.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, PO Box 164, Dexter, Missouri 63841.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements

Last Updated on December 03rd 2013 04:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Willene Gibbs Mathews
December 02nd 2013 11:55 am by Dee Loflin
Willene Gibbs Mathews

Willene Gibbs Mathews, daughter of the late Amos E. and Daphne Ruth Hudgens Smith, was born on June 23, 1931, in Bloomfield, Missouri and passed away on December 1, 2013, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 8 days.

She had lived in Bloomfield most of her life. She and her husband, Don, had owned and operated a grocery business in Bloomfield, and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. She loved her kids and her grandchildren were the love of her life.

On December 16, 1956, she was married to Don Gibbs. He preceded he in death on September 24, 1982. On December 3, 1989, she was married to Bill Matthews.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Matthews of Bloomfield; two sons and wives, Scott & Lina Gibbs, Todd & Jill Gibbs all of Bloomfield; one daughter and husband, Pam & Ed Demasio of Lawrence, Kansas; grandchildren, Donnie, Alex, Matt, & Sam Gibbs, Aseye Demasio, Marvin & Westin Smith. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Smith.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, after 10:00 a.m. at 
the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Alice Fowler of Bloomfield officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P O Box 164, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or the charity of your choice.

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 December 02nd 2013 11:55 am by Dee Loflin
Gary Thomas Marron Sr.
December 02nd 2013 10:52 am by Dee Loflin
Gary Thomas Marron Sr.

Gary Thomas Marron Sr., son of the late John Edward Marron and June Herron Marron was born on August 31, 1954 in Verona, Pennsylvania and passed away on November 29, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 59.

Mr. Marron was a forger at a steel mill in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and a resident of Dexter.  Gary’s family was very important to him, he loved telling stories to his grandchildren, and he did things for people and did not want recognition for his acts of kindness.  He was a coin collector and loved watching his Pittsburgh Steelers play football.

On September 28, 1971 he was united in marriage to Rebecca A. Covert in Verona, Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Marron survives of their home in Dexter.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Gary Thomas Marron Jr. of Essex; by two daughters, Melissa Ann Marron and Marie Anna Hyten both of Dexter; by two brothers, John Edward Marron Jr. of Kittanning, Pennsylvania and Timothy Marron of New York; by one sister, Becky Donavau of Verona, Pennsylvania and by nine grandchildren.

Besides his parents one son preceded him in death in infancy; by one brother, David Marron and by one sister, Cindy Wan.

A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.

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Last Updated on December 02nd 2013 10:52 am by Dee Loflin
Willene Gibbs Matthews
December 02nd 2013 08:38 am by Dee Loflin
Willene Gibbs Matthews
Willene Gibbs Matthews of Bloomfield, Missouri passed away on December 1, 2013.

Arrangements are for visitation at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday December 3, services at 11:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

A complete obituary will be published later. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.

Call 573 624 9600 for funeral information or go to www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
573-624-3548



Last Updated on December 02nd 2013 08:38 am by Dee Loflin
Beulah Yvonne Pinkard
December 02nd 2013 08:36 am by Dee Loflin
Beulah Yvonne Pinkard

Beulah Yvonne Pinkard, daughter of the late Oscar Campbell and Mildred Moore Campbell, was born in Sturgeon, Missouri on November 14, 1937 and departed this life at her residence in Malden, Missouri on November 30, 2013 at the age of 76.

Mrs. Pinkard was a homemaker.

She was united in marriage to William Rex Pinkard in Bloomfield, Missouri on August 31, 1957.  Mr. Pinkard preceded her husband in death on January 8, 2012.

Survivors include one son, William Kenneth Pinkard of Malden, Missouri; by two daughters, Della Roark of Malden, Missouri and Marilyn Sue Wright of Sikeston, Missouri; by one four grandsons, Timothy Pinkard, Steven Randall, Jason Randall and James Randall; by six brothers, Charles Campbell of Alton, Illinois, Bobby Campbell and Elbert Campbell both of St. Charles, Illinois, Eugene Campbell and Ricky Campbell both of Bernie, Missouri and Curtis Campbell of Gideon, Missouri; by three sisters, Shelby Wilson of Macon, Missouri, Carol Campbell and Joyce Campbell both of Bernie, Missouri.  Also by other relatives and friends.

Her parents and her husband, by one brother Oscar Junior Campbell, preceded her in death other than.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 12:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. 

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Last Updated on December 02nd 2013 08:36 am by Dee Loflin
Bob Weathers
December 01st 2013 11:30 pm by Dee Loflin
Bob Weathers

Bob Weathers, son of the late George Rawleigh Weathers and Ethel Cordelia Forest Weathers was born on September 22, 1937 at Fisk and departed this life in the emergency room of the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County on November 30, 2013 at the age of 76.


Mr. Weathers was a twenty-one year veteran of the Dexter Police Department, retiring as Lieutenant. He enjoyed working on the family farm and was a resident of Dexter.


He was united in marriage to Thelma Teel on June 21, 1956 at Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Weathers survives of the home in Dexter.


Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and their wives, Ronald and Tabitha Weathers of Dexter and Robert and Teresa Weathers of Malden: by three daughters, Brenda and Gaylon Taylor of Rice, Texas, Teresa and Ronnie Peacock of Essex and Sheri Weathers and Terry Hall of Campbell: by two sisters, Gladys Elizabeth Hayes and Sharon Ann Rushing both of Poplar Bluff: by eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clyde Clayton Weathers, L.B. Vernon Weathers, George Raymond Weathers and Eldon Gene Weathers: by one sister, Viola Evelyn Mosbey.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 4:00 P. M. until 8:00 P.M., Monday, December 2, 2013.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.

 

Interment will follow in the Ash Hill Cemetery at Fisk.



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Last Updated on December 01st 2013 11:30 pm by Dee Loflin
Ronald G. Razer
November 27th 2013 12:53 pm by Dee Loflin
Ronald G. Razer
Ronald G. Razer, son of the late Sylvester and Ada Eaton Razer, was born in ,  on August 25, 1940, and passed away at his home near Shook, Missouri on November 25, 2013, at the age of 73 years and 3 months.

He had lived in Wappapello for many years. He had worked for Hedrick Concrete as a brick layer and supervisor and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

Surviving are his care giver, Angela McIntyre of Wappapello;  step-children, ;many step-grandchildren; many step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Billy Gene, Bobby, Sidney and Manford Razer and one sister, Shirley Britton.

Visitations may be made on Monday, December 2, 2013, from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Graveside Services will be held Monday, December 2, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors conducted.

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 November 27th 2013 12:53 pm by Dee Loflin
Lawrence E. Chapin
November 27th 2013 12:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Lawrence E. Chapin
Lawrence E. Chapin, son of the late Clayton and Ruth Gilbert Chapin, was born in Stanton, Michigan on March 9, 1915, and passed away at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 11, 2013, at the age of 98 years, 8 months, and 2 days.

He had lived in Kansas City before moving to Dudley in 2004. He had worked for a transport company hauling cars. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

On December 23, 1943, he was married to Kathryn E. Orr in Tacoma, Washington. She preceded him in death on September 23, 2006.

Surviving are one son, Miles Greg Meadows of Dexter, Missouri; one daughter, Sharon M. Hill of Leawood, Kansas; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Meadows, one brother and one sister.

Graveside Services will be held Monday, December 2, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors conducted.

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 November 27th 2013 12:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Ruth V. Craft
November 27th 2013 10:30 am by Dee Loflin
Ruth V. Craft

Ruth V. Craft, daughter of the late John Horton and Anna Margaritte Kleffer Horton was born in Bernie, Missouri on November 24, 1917 and departed this life at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 26, 2013 at the age of 96.

Mrs. Craft was a Farmer’s wife, had worked at Brown Shoe Factory, had also worked at the Dime Store in Bernie and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie.

She was united in marriage to Homer Lee Craft in Piggott, Arkansas on September 10, 1942.  Mr. Craft preceded his wife in death on April 7, 2009.

Survivors include one son, Homer Lee Craft II and wife Joan of Bartlett, Tn.  Also by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents and her husband, by four brothers, Chester “Sonny” Horton, Harlan Horton, Ernest Horton, Martin Horton; by three sisters, Dorothy Rice, Hester Dawson and Ruby Horton.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel starting at 12:00 P.M.  Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. 

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.


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Last Updated on November 27th 2013 01:27 pm by Dee Loflin
James Alva Stutts, Jr.
November 25th 2013 09:28 am by Dee Loflin
James Alva Stutts, Jr.

James Alva “Al” Stutts, Jr. died at his rural Dexter home on November 23, 2013 at the age of 84.

 

He was born on December 27, 1928 to Lora Ethel McCain Stutts and James Alva Stutts, Sr. in Hector, Arkansas.  The Stutts family moved to Dexter when Al was 14.

 

Al married Veleta Frances Pierce on May 24, 1949 at the Stutts home in Dexter.  They were married for 64 years.

 

He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953.  He later worked as a civilian flight instructor for the Air Force at Malden Air Force Base and Bainbridge Army Airfield until 1961.

 

Al was a farmer, a pilot and an adventurer.  He and Veleta purchased land in Belize, then known as British Honduras, along with several other families.  In 1967, the Stutts family moved to British Honduras where Al built roads, runways,  harvested mahogany and prepared the land for planting.  He also managed a banana and orange grove.  Al and Veleta visited Belize many times over the years and built lasting friendships.

 

Al was a member of First Baptist Church of Dexter and served as a deacon.  He was a member of Rotary, served as president, and helped host international visitors.

 

Al is survived by one son and wife Mark and Charlotte Stutts of Essex, a daughter Lisa Stutts of Dexter, a daughter and husband Debra and Mike Ebner, and a granddaughter Jacqueline Owens of Wake Forest, North Carolina.  He was predeceased by his wife, Veleta Stutts.

 

Visitation will be Monday November 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Rainey Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday November 27 at 11:00 with Dr. Steven Easterwood officiating.  Interment will follow at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery, south of Dexter.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

 

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Last Updated on November 25th 2013 10:23 am by Dee Loflin
Willie C. Padgett, Jr.
November 20th 2013 10:39 am by Dee Loflin
Willie C. Padgett, Jr.

Willie C. Padgett, Jr., son of the late Willie C. Padgett, Sr. and Pearl Covert Padgett, was born on December 22, 1936 at Cheboygan, Michigan, and passed away on November 18, 2013 at his residence in Bloomfield at the age of 76 years.

Mr. Padgett had worked as a machine operator for General Motors for thirty years.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of American Legion Post #382 of Bloomfield and a member of the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Guard.

On December 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Brenda L. Elder in Cheboygan, Michigan.  Mrs. Padgett survives at the home.

He lived for three things in his life, his grandson, Blake, the outdoors and a good game of cards.  He was an all American kind of man who flew the American flag in his front yard and was thoroughly involved in supporting his family, friends, and community.  He was loved by all friends and family and will be truly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Amanda K. Wilson and her husband Robert of Essex, Missouri and one grandson, Blake Hunter Wilson.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 

Graveside services will be conducted on November 22, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Jerry Elder and Jack Gilles officiating. 

Interment will follow graveside services.

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Last Updated on November 20th 2013 10:39 am by Dee Loflin
James Lawson Childers
November 18th 2013 09:41 pm by Dee Loflin
James Lawson Childers

James Lawson “Squirrel” Childers, son of the late Bill Childers and Irene Moss Childers was born on May 16, 1944 in Athens, Alabama and passed away on November 16, 2013 at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau at the age of 69 years.

           

Mr. Childers was a member of the Church of God in Dexter, he had worked in maintenance at Holden Pallet Company in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter.

 

On July 16, 1991, he was united in marriage to Rachel McCoy in Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mrs. Childers preceded him in death on January 23, 2013.

 

He is survived by two sons, William Lawson McCoy of Dexter and Virgil Childers of Portageville; by one daughter, Beverly Allen of Malden; by two brothers, Kenneth Childers of Vero Beach, Florida and Bill Childers of Arab, Missouri; and by five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Maulden.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Leonard Madigan officiating. 

 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.



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Last Updated on November 18th 2013 09:41 pm by Dee Loflin
Charley Mock
November 17th 2013 11:42 am by Dee Loflin
Charley Mock

Charley Mock, son of the late Sam Mock and Modena Sanford Mock was born on March 28, 1921 at Lepanto, Arkansas and departed this life in the Southeast Health of Stoddard County on November 15, 2013 at the age of 92.

Mr. Mock was the former Plant Foreman at Delta Asphalt in Cape Girardeau, a veteran of the United States Navy Seabee’s serving in World War 2 and a resident of Dexter.

He was united in marriage to Goldie Smothers on February 15, 1943 at Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mrs. Mock survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter in law, Charles and Mary Mock of Dexter: by one granddaughter, Shannon Chasteen: by two great-grandchildren, Davis Chasteen and Hannah Chasteen.

Besides his parents,he was preceded in death by several siblings.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full Military Honors.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


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Last Updated on November 17th 2013 11:42 am by Dee Loflin
David Allen Hankins
November 15th 2013 08:58 am by Dee Loflin
David Allen Hankins

David Allen Hankins, son of Herbert Coy Hankins and Bonnie Gayle Meadows Hankins of Gladewater, Texas was born on September 20, 1951 in Kennett, Missouri and passed away on November 13, 2013 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 62 years.

 

Mr. Hankins was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, he had been employed at Federal Mogul and was a resident of Dexter.

 

On November 2, 1972, he was united in marriage to Janet Rae Pool in Kennett, Missouri.  Mrs. Hankins survives at the home.

 

David was a devoted husband, loving father, and had a special love for his grandchildren. Above all, he was a humble servant in Christ until the end.  He will dearly be missed.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, David S. Hankins of Sikeston and Scott A. Hankins of Dexter; by one brother, James Daniel Hankins of Gladewater, Texas; by one sister, Janet Lee Hankins Robertson of Gladewater, Texas; by five grandchildren, Alison Hankins, Carson Hankins, Connor Hankins, Brennan Hankins and Tyler Hankins; and by many other nieces, nephews , cousins and other family members as well.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lonny Mittag officiating.

 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.



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Last Updated on November 15th 2013 08:58 am by Dee Loflin
Norma ann Gisi
November 12th 2013 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Norma ann Gisi

Norma Ann Gisi, daughter of the late Everett Fowler and Bertie Chasteen Fowler, was born on October 28, 1925 at rural Bloomfield and passed away on November 11, 2013 at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 88 years.  She was a resident of Dexter.

Mrs. Gisi was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church in Bloomfield and was co-owner and operator with her husband at Gisi Oil in Dexter.

On January 28, 1972, she was united in marriage to Eugene Gisi at Dexter, Missouri.  Mr. Gisi preceded her in death on July 3, 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Blunt and her husband Curtis of Essex and Deanna Kingree and her husband, Stephen of Jackson; by one step-son, Michael Gisi of rural Bloomfield; by two step-daughters, Janie Mouser and her husband David of Dexter and Penny Gisi of Dexter; by five grandchildren, Jason Blunt, Darrin Blunt, Kent Kingree, Rachale Kingree Martin; and by four step-grandchildren, Travis Miller, Amy Miller Simmons, Lindsay Mouser Moore and Geoffery Mouser.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Leeman Fowler; by one sister, Alleen Green and by one step-daughter, Susan Miller.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Greg Stevens officiating. 

Interment will follow in the West Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bloomfield.

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Last Updated on November 12th 2013 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Elizabeth Long Stewart
November 12th 2013 02:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Elizabeth Long Stewart
Mary Elizabeth Long Stewart passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 AM at Bloomfield First General Baptist Church.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM, with burial in the Bloomfield Cemetery.

Mary was born April 28, 1929 in Bloomfield to the late Ralph and Bertha Pinegar Long.  She was preceded in death by her husband Cloid Stewart on October 30, 1987.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Baby Boy (1924), Bobby Lee Long (1929), D.J. Long (1991) and Charles H. Long (2011).  She was retired from the Missouri Division of Family Services after more than 40 years of service.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son James S. Stewart (Kathy) of Brandon, Mississippi; granddaughters Amanda Wright (Ray), Jamie Watson (David), and Mary Kathryn Stewart; seven great-grandchildren, Eli, Stewart, Silas, Hudson, Riley Kate, Hunter and Lucas; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Rudy Stewart (Phyllis); sister-in-laws, Ruby Miller and Jerry Long.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First General Baptist Church, 501 Christian Drive, Bloomfield, MO 63825.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Last Updated on November 12th 2013 02:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Henry P. Kestner
November 08th 2013 02:00 pm by Dee Loflin
Henry P. Kestner

Henry P. Kestner, son of the late Joseph Kestner and Birdie Scates Kestner, was born on March 3, 1924 in Dudley, Missouri and passed away on November 8, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 89 years.

Mr. Kestner had worked as a highway concrete finisher for Fred Weber Construction Company of St. Louis, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and the Korean War and a resident of Dudley.

On December 29, 1950, he was united in marriage to Velma Hurt in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Kestner survives at the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Henry D. Kestner and his wife, Linda, of Dexter; by one brother, Joseph Elton Kestner of Dexter; by two grandchildren, Suzanne Kelley and Andrew Kestner; by two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Ally Kelley; and by three step-great-grandchildren, Kalieb Hill, Shellbie Hill and Chance McCoy.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, John Howard Kestner and Joseph Robert Kestner; and by one brother, Franklin “Carl” Kestner.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Collins officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dudley Cemetery.

 

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Last Updated on November 12th 2013 02:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Norma Jean Burns
November 08th 2013 10:03 am by Dee Loflin
Norma Jean Burns

Norma Jean Burns, daughter of the late Russell Simpson and CloiaHarvey Simpson, was born on July 21, 1934 in Lake City, Arkansas and passed away on November 6, 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 79.

Mrs. Burns was a member of the Methodist Church in Essex, ahomemaker and a resident of Essex.

On January 20, 1984, she was united in marriage to Tim Burns in Union City, Tennessee.  Mr. Burns survives at the home.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry “Freddy” Triplett, Jr. of Dexter and Sloan Adkins of San Diego, California; one daughter, Terry Triplett Adkins, of Bloomfield, Missouri; by two grandchildren, Shonitie Null and Jessica

Reeves and by two great-grandchildren, Gabriel McBroom and Eli Trip Reeves.

A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Methodist Church in Essex with Rev. Roy Sherfield officiating.

The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Dexter.

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Last Updated on November 08th 2013 10:03 am by Dee Loflin
Michael Glenn Harison
November 06th 2013 09:41 am by Dee Loflin
Michael Glenn Harison
Michael Glenn Harrison, son of the late Horace and Glenda Little Harrison, was born in Earle, Arkansas on February 11, 1953, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on November 3, 2013, at the age of 60 years, 8 months, and 22 days.

He had lived in Bloomfield for the last 25 years. He had worked for the City of Memphis, Tennessee for many years and was a member of the BeechGrove Baptist Church near Bloomfiled. He enjoyed hunting for arrowheads, hunting, and reading.

On July 8, 1995, he was married to Alice Lee in Marion, Arkansas. She survives in the home.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Harrison of Bloomfield, Missouri; two daughters, Christy Walker of Arkansas and Mary Elizabeth Harrison of Bloomfield, Missouri; two brothers, Bill Harrison of Michigan and James Harrison of Cherry Valley, Arkansas; three sisters, Sharon Sebastian of Mississippi, Peggy Mann of West Memphis, Arkansas, and Phyllis Roney of Marion, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren, Gabriel Ervin, Cody Hornback, Jericho Hornback, Michelle Hornback, Isabella Loveless, Austin Loveless, Makayla Wimberly, Bethany Wimberly, Victoria Walker, Zachary Walker, Trinity Walker, and Tyler Eaton.  Other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Dwight Hensley of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

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

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Last Updated on November 06th 2013 09:41 am by Dee Loflin
Kenneth W. Parris
November 04th 2013 10:40 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth W. Parris

Kenneth W. Parris, son of the late Robert and Gladys Parris was born on February 22, 1944 in Bernie, Missouri.  He passed away on November 2, 2013 at the age of 69.

Kenneth was united in a loving marriage to Connie (Alleman) Parris on July 2,1965; in Dexter.

Kenneth founded Parris Farms in 1975, dedicating his life to his true passion, being a man of the earth, which he learned from his father.  He also enjoyed drag racing for many years and most recently crappie fishing with his closest friends.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was known to be a man of good humor, quick wit, and solid values; always helping those in need and a loyal friend to many.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Parris of Dexter; one son, Eric (& Tina) Parris of Dexter; one daughter, Jessica Parris of Dexter; one granddaughter, Erica Parris of Dexter; one brother, Robert (& Lorene) Parris, Jr. of West Plains, Missouri; and two sisters, Barbara (& Jimmy) Kirby of Dexter; and Brenda (& Charlie) Flanigan of Columbus, Indiana.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Parris of Dexter. 

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Masonic services will be at 7:00 p.m. provided by Masonic Temple Dexter Lodge#532. 

The funeral services will be Thursday, November. 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Carroll McGruder leading the service.  Interment will follow at Dexter Cemetery.

Donations may be made to 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO 63841, a charity that was very close to Kenneth's heart.

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Last Updated on November 04th 2013 10:40 pm by Dee Loflin
Lee Roy Burns
November 01st 2013 11:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Lee Roy Burns

Lee Roy “Red” Burns, son of the late Walter L. Burns and Locie J. Jackson Burns, was born on October 27, 1924 in Dexter, Missouri and passed away on November 1, 2013 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 89 years.

Mr. Burns was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.  He formerly was employed at Monarch Feed Mill and Ozark Dairy. 

On April 1, 1965 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Burns in Stoddard County, Missouri.  Mrs. Burns survives at the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roy D. Burns and Troy L. Burns, both of Dexter; by one step-daughter, Deborah Wilson of Dexter; by eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis L. Burns; by one daughter, Carol Rice; by one step-son, Mike Harris; by two brothers, Arthur Burns and Luther Burns; and by two grandchildren, Patrick Rice and Jonathan Rice.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday November 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev.

Mike Kohlbaker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

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Last Updated on November 01st 2013 11:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Bobby King
October 31st 2013 01:58 pm by Dee Loflin
Bobby King
Bobby King, son of the late Earl Leroy and Lura Caroline Hazlip King, was born in Dexter, Missouri on July 26, 1935, and passed away at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on October 30, 2013, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 4 days.

He had lived most of his life in Malden, Missouri. He had worked as a foreman in cotton gin construction and was a member of the Southern Baptist Church.

On August 3, 1971, he was married to Betty Jo Randell, she preceded him in death in 2000.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherry King of Campbell, Karen King of Gideon; two sons, Paul King and Bobby King both of Malden; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry King of Montana; two sisters, Loretta Vancil of Campbell, Ann Stone of Malden; and Cassandra Davis and her three children and families. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rosewood Cemtery in Malden, Missouri.

Interment will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden, 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

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Last Updated on October 31st 2013 01:58 pm by Dee Loflin
Shirley Randolph
October 31st 2013 11:25 am by Dee Loflin
Shirley Randolph

Shirley Randolph, daughter of the late Thomas Rogers and Martha Williams Rogers was born on September 27, 1948 in Rector, Arkansas and departed this life on October 30, 2013 at her daughter’s residence in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 65.

Mrs. Randolph was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and a former resident of Dexter.

On March 19, 1965 she was united in marriage to Richard Earl Randolph in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Randolph preceded her in death on March 19, 2013.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Lynne Smith and husband Keith of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and by Cheryl Leigh Gibson and husband Jimmy of Corning, Arkansas;  one brother, Eugene Rogers of Kansas; by four sisters, Jodean Haley of Malden, Missouri, Cynthia Sonny of Malden, Missouri, Fay Ambrozy of Michigan, and Donna McFarlin of Piggott, Arkansas; also by three grandchildren, Mandy Leible and husband John, Tyler Gaines, and Michael Veach.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Rogers and Donald Rogers; by three sisters, Virginia Bell, Janie Hutchinson, and Annie May Rogers.

Graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter with Rev. Byron Beck officiating. 

Interment will follow. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of all arrangements.


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Last Updated on October 31st 2013 11:25 am by Dee Loflin
Evadean Ruby Troxell
October 30th 2013 10:37 am by Dee Loflin
Evadean Ruby Troxell

Evadean Ruby Troxell, daughter of the late Ben Holt Colyer and Vernie Mae Monroe Colyer, was born March 21, 1925 in Bloomfield, Missouri and passed into heaven surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 29th. 

Evadean was raised in Bloomfield, graduating from Bloomfield High School in 1944.  Evadean was a young member of the Bloomfield Methodist Church, played the violin in the Bloomfield High School Orchestra and loved to dance.  Upon graduating from high school, she worked for Bennett Wholesale as a bookkeeper.  As a young farm wife, she assisted with the birthing of farm animals, was in charge of many cotton choppers and cotton pickers and prepared large noon day meals for the farm hands.

In 1958, she married J. D. Troxell who became a loving father to the Cox siblings, Mike, Patty, Peggy and Mark.  A son, James Dennis Troxell was born to this union.

Soon after their marriage, Evadean and J. D. became owner/operators of Dexter Aircraft in Dexter with Evadean doing the bookwork and J. D. doing the aerial crop spraying.  The couple enjoyed dancing and fishing.

Evadean is survived by two sons, J. D. Troxell and  Mark (Tresa) Cox; by two daughters, Patty (Bud) Shell and Peggy (Randy) Kinder all of Dexter; and by seven grandchildren, Todd Kinder, Chasity McLaughlin of Dexter, Mark Anthony Cox of Bloomfield, Travis Kinder of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Deseree Owens of Bloomfield, Michele Owens of Puxico and Susan Wilson. 

Evadean was great-grandmother to Abigail and Madelyn Kinder, Miller and Quincey McLaughlin, Blake, Madison, Chelsea and Mason Cox, Lauren Nuhaus, Jordan Adams, Kara and Rallen Owens, Adysen Shepphard, Ty and Charyle Rose Owens and Brayden and great-great-grandmother to Bentley Cox, Owen Miller, Grace and Chloe Nuhaus, Jace Hueckel and Cade Poe. 

She is also survived by one brother, Thomas Colyer of Ava, Missouri, one sister, Lois Watson of Pevely, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Evadean was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Troxell, her son, Michael Avra Cox and her brother, Ben Holt, Jr.

Visitation will take place at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter Friday, November 1st from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with service to follow at 1:00 P.M. 

Miss Pat Crane of Essex will deliver the eulogy.  Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be presented to the Stoddard County Children’s Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.


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Last Updated on October 30th 2013 10:37 am by Dee Loflin
Shirley Spear
October 29th 2013 12:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Shirley Spear
Shirley Spear, daughter of the late Audie L. and Hattie Smith Harmon, was born in Bell City, Missouri on June 12, 1934, and passed away at her home in Puxico, Missouri on October 26, 2013, at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 14 days.

She had lived in the Puxico area all of her life.
On February 22, 1958, she was married to Elmer Spear in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer Spear of Puxico; one son & wife, Steve & Candi Spear of Bolivar, Missouri; two grandchildren, Alyssa & Rafe Spear; and one sister, Ivalee Cox of Kansas City, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be held on Friday November 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Champlain Ken Johnson of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

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

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Last Updated on October 29th 2013 12:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Helen Gaines
October 29th 2013 12:29 pm by Dee Loflin
Helen Gaines

Helen Gaines, daughter of the late Frank B. Carney and Molly Hisaw Carney, was born on March 19, 1919 in Dexter and passed away on October 27, 2013 at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 94 years.

Mrs. Gaines was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.  After twenty-two years, she retired from the Bloomfield Nursing Center where she had worked as a medical technician.  After retirement, she volunteered as an ombudsman at Beverly Health Center in Dexter. 

On May 29, 1937, she was united in marriage to Woodrow E. Gaines.  Mr. Gaines preceded her in death in May of 1982.

She is survived by one sister, Carma Dean May of Jonesboro, Arkansas; by two grandchildren, Kelli Channell and her husband Chris of Dexter and Ashleigh Briscoe and her special friend Bill Nations of Tulsa, Oklahoma; by four great-grandchildren, Drake Channell, Jaycob and Jordan Briscoe and Alexis Accord; and by many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Scott Gaines; by one daughter, Linda Lou Gaines; by four brothers, Roy Carney, James Carney, Ray Carney and Brady Carney; and by four sisters, Edna Sills, LaVeda Hopkins, Margaret Matthews and Agnes Sills.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor John Carney officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

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Last Updated on October 29th 2013 12:29 pm by Dee Loflin
Dustin Lee McGhee
October 25th 2013 11:04 pm by Dee Loflin
Dustin Lee McGhee

Dustin Lee McGhee, son of Brenda Kay Robinson and the late Elvis James McGhee, was born on January 9, 1988 in Sikeston and passed away on October 24, 2013 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 25 years.

Dustin never complained and loved Cardinals baseball, game shows and the television show, Law and Order.  He was a client of ARC and a resident of Dexter.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his uncle and aunt, Alan and Jeanie Robinson of Dexter; by his cousin, Dawn Smathers, her husband Daniel and their two children, Geanna and Brent Smathers; and by his maternal grandparents, F. L. and Helen Robinson of Dexter.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one cousin, Brent Robinson.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Lonny Mittag officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

 

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Last Updated on October 25th 2013 11:04 pm by Dee Loflin
Lorene White
October 25th 2013 11:55 am by Dee Loflin
Lorene White

Lorene White, daughter of the late Sherman Melvin Hartle and Bertha Ellen Phelps Hartle, was born in Advance, Missouri on April 20, 1913 and departed this life in the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Missouri at the age of 100.

Mrs. White was a retired cook, having worked for many years in the Bernie School System.  She was a member of the Word of Faith Family Church, Bernie.

She was united in marriage to John J. White in Bernie, Missouri on May 15, 1936.  Mr. White preceded his wife in death on May 11, 1991.

Survivors include one son, James David White and wife Sue of Bernie, Missouri; by three grandchildren, Cordie White and wife Rachel of Bernie, Missouri, Heather Wallace and husband Eric of Kennett, Missouri and Tina West and husband James of Judsonia, Arkansas; by five great-grandchildren and by 5 great-great-grandchildren; also by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death other than by her parents and her husband, by one brother, Eugene Hartle and one sister Ruby Stearns.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Tuesday morning, October 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dale Hartle officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Last Updated on October 25th 2013 11:04 pm by Dee Loflin
Gary allen Tandski
October 24th 2013 04:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Gary allen Tandski

Gary Allen Tandski, son of the late Peter Tandski and Mabel Gillis Ferguson was born on July 28, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan and passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 20, 2013 surrounded by family and friends at the age of 75.

Gary served in the United States Navy, following his service he was the General Manager of Levitz Furniture Store as well as Marlo Furniture in Rockville, Maryland.  He was a member of the Dexter Elks, Hidden Trails Country Club as well as the Dexter Lions Club.  He was a proud father, an avid golfer, fisherman, story-teller and self-proclaimed “ladies man”.  He will be remembered as a man who was involved in the community, he loved to play craps, and who always said, “To have friends, you have to be a good friend”.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Tandski and wife Stacie of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Michael Tandski and wife Rebeca of Fairfax, Virginia; by one daughter, Savanna Tandski of Annapolis, Maryland; by one brother, Derill Ferguson Jr. of Hartville, Ohio; by three sisters, Brinda Wallis, LaVerne Tinker and LaVeda Banken all of Dexter; by four grandchildren, Haley Tandski, Austin Tandski, Brooklyne Tandski and Madison Tandski and his canine companion, Jenna.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday, October 28, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral chapel at 2:30 P.M. 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that all memorials be made to the 18 Fore Life c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Missouri 63841.


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Last Updated on October 24th 2013 04:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth Edward Richter
October 23rd 2013 02:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth Edward Richter
Kenneth Edward Richter, son of the late Edward and Alice Zorn Richter, was born in Steelville, Missouri on March 12, 1927, and passed away at Christian Health & Rehab Center in Lebanon, Missouri on October 21, 2013, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 9 days.
He had lived in Steelville and Poplar Bluff before moving to Lebanon 13 years ago. He had worked at Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
On February 17, 1989, he was married to Edna Stinnett in Steelville, Missouri. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2000.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Swartz of Pleasant Hope, Michigan, Sharron Brown of Ellsinore, Missouri; three sons, Leon Gregory of West Plains, Missouri, Dona nd Ron Gregory both of Lebanon, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one brother, Curtis Richter. Other family and friends also survive.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, 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.

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Last Updated on October 23rd 2013 02:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Bess
October 23rd 2013 02:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Bess
Jerry Bess, son of Jack and Pauline Nelson Bess, was born in Advance, Missouri on August 8, 1943, and passed away at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on October 21, 2013, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 13 days.
He had lived in the Puxico area all of is life. He was a row crop farmer and had served in the Missouri National Guard.
Surviving are his parents, Jack and Pauline Bess of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; three daughters and spouse, Bami Parsons of Clearwater, Florida, Cindy & Randy Martin of Puxico, Missouri, Ashley Bess of Arnold, Missouri; one son, Todd Bess of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; two  grandchildren, Jarrett Martin of Puxico, Missouri and Jacie Parsons of Clearwater, Florida. Other family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held on Friday October 25, 2013 after 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday October 25, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri.
Interment will follow in the Rock Point Cemetery near Swinton, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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.

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Last Updated on October 23rd 2013 02:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Rick Williams
October 22nd 2013 04:07 pm by Dee Loflin
Rick Williams

Rick Williams, son of Katherine Ward Williams and the late R.C. Williams was born on September 1, 1953 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on October 21, 2013 at the age of 60 years.

Rick built Fiddler’s Restaurant in Dexter and was the co-owner with the late Marilyn Taylor Williams for many years.  He worked at Taylor Fish Farm and was a loving Father, Son, Grandfather, and friend to many. Rick was of the Methodist Faith and a resident of Dexter.

Survivors include his mother Katherine Williams of Dexter, by two sons Richard Charles Williams and Roy Lynn Williams of Dexter; by two grandchildren, Addilyn Paige Williams and Tayton Charles Williams both of Dexter; by Aunt Rachel Ward of Bloomfield; also by other relatives and very close friends.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:00 until 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Alice Fowler officiating.

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Last Updated on October 23rd 2013 02:35 pm by Dee Loflin
Ann Vaught
October 21st 2013 09:19 am by Dee Loflin
Ann Vaught

Ann Vaught, daughter of the late Charles Columbus Wing and Lillie Howarth Wing, was born on September 21, 1921 in Pocasset, Oklahoma and departed this life in the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on October 19, 2013, at the age of 92.

She was a former seamstress for Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield and a resident of Dexter.

She is survived by two sons and their wives: Billy and Maria Vaught of Bryceville, Florida, Danny and Mary Vaught of Orange Park, Florida: by two daughters and their husbands:  Lavona and Raymond Lunbeck of Sikeston, Cathy and Brad Williams of Dexter: by two sisters, Murlene Gilbow of Murphysboro, Tennessee and Louise James of Sikeston: by nine grandchildren, Dana Byers, Thomas Vaught, Sara Lorusso, Raymond Lunbeck Jr., Sherry Carlton, Elizabeth Mothershead, Kevin Williams and Amy Backus: by  ten great-grandchildren, Rebecca Byers, Sophie O’Neal, Zachery Lorusso, Meghan Mothershead, Madison Mothershead, Katie Williams, Anna Williams, Keri Williams, Jera Backus and Jagur Backus.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Russell Vaught, one grandson, Michael Lunbeck: by three brothers, Charles Wing Jr., William Howarth Wing and James Wing: by two sisters, Virginia Tharp and Irene Causbie.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 22, 2013. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 10:30 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Preston Owens officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Sikeston Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Last Updated on October 21st 2013 09:19 am by Dee Loflin
Jewell Bell
October 19th 2013 01:01 am by Dee Loflin
Jewell Bell

Jewell Bell was the oldest of nine children, born July 23, 1932, in Parma, Mo. to the late Lester Marion and Rachel Cardella (Barton) Stephens. She died on Oct. 18, 2013 at the age of 81.

She was the granddaughter of the late James Pendleton and Sarah Jane (Shaw) Barton and Henry Lee and Alpha Adeline (Gwaltney) Stephens.

On Jan. 29, 1949, she married Steve Vernon Bell in Piggott, Ark., who survives of the home.

Mrs. Bell was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter. She attended Risco Schools. A long time member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority since 1967, she reached the eligibility of Torch Bearer Degree, receiving both the Silver and Golden Circle honors.

Jewell loved to travel and traveled extensively around the world. As a member of the Missouri Delta Unit Airstream Club, she traveled throughout the United States.

She and her husband, Steve, were pioneers in the development of the Cable TV industry.

Above all, Jewell loved her family and friends.

In addition to her husband Steve, she leaves to cherish her memory:  her son Steve Vernon Bell II and wife Janet of Dexter; three daughters, Janet Lynn Heuring of Dexter, Linda Gaye Cooper and husband Barry of Dexter, and Margaret Jo Ellen Bell and companion Dale Brame of Van Buren; four brothers, Jerry Stephens of Clearwater, Florida, Gary Stephens and wife Dian of Bowling Green, Ky., JR Stephens and wife Dorothy of Malden, and Lindel Stephens and wife Suzette of Parma; three sisters, Betty Bernice Williams and husband Bill of Wildwood, Mo., Wanda Stephens of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Hazel Floyd of Shell Knob, Mo.; sister-in-law, Loy Stephens, of Bethalto, Ill.; and seven grandchildren, Eric Heuring and wife Emily, Lori Bishop and husband Kevin, Brandi Juden and husband Andrew, Brandon Church and wife Cheyenne, Kristina Bell, Julianna Bell and Dylan Acevedo; seven great-grandchildren; Anna, Lydia, Luke, Charles Avery, Brittany, Aiden and Jacey;  one great-great grandchild, Caiden; and many neices and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one grandson; Christopher Gerald Heuring; one brother, Homer Darrel Stephens; one brother-in-law, Jim Floyd; and one sister-in-law; Gwen Stephens.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from noon until 3 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, Oct.  20, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Heuring, Brandon Church, Kevin Bishop, Dylan Acevedo, Cody Branch and Jon Rust.


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Last Updated on October 19th 2013 01:01 am by Dee Loflin
Lorene Kennett
October 19th 2013 12:58 am by Dee Loflin
Lorene Kennett

Lorene Kennett, daughter of the late Charles Phillips and Lissie Cox Phillips was born on November 8, 1930 in Bloomfield, Missouri and departed this life at the Close To Home Nursing in Matthews, Missouri on October 18, 2013 at the age of 82.

Mrs. Kennett was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter, Gardening Club, P.E.O. in Hardin, Missouri, and a resident of Dexter.

On September 25, 1949 she was united in marriage to William Nathan Kennett in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Kennett preceded her in death on January 7, 2004.

Survivors include one son, Randal Kennett of Hardin, Missouri; by two daughters, Phyllis Christensen of Naples, Florida and Norma Inafuku of Houston, Texas; by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; by a longtime companion, Delmar Lane of Dexter; by two brothers, Charles Phillips of Bloomfield and Dean Phillips of Rural Bloomfield, Missouri; one sister, Novella Kingree of Dexter; one sister-in-law, Betty Phillips; and by many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Byron Phillips and Orin Phillips.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 20, 2013.  

Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.     

Memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63123-3253.  Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home for memorials. 

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Last Updated on October 19th 2013 12:58 am by Dee Loflin
Donna Henderson
October 16th 2013 11:23 am by Dee Loflin
Donna Henderson
Donna Henderson, daughter of the late George David and Georgianna Mae Bafen Hott, was born in Mowequa, Illinois on August 27, 1949, and passed away at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Loius, Missouri on October 9, 2013, at the age of 64 years, 1 month and 12 days.

She had lived in Miami, Florida and Decatur, Illinois before moving to Dexter in 1992. She had worked as a house keeper and attended the Church of Christ.

On June 13, 1969, she was married to Forest Henderson, Jr in Decatur, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 5, 1995.

Surviving are her companion, Leon Rackley of Dexter; one son, Kenneth Henderson of Ironton, Missouri; three daughters, Doris Melvin and Janice Lewis both of Dexter, Missouri, Georgianna Hillman of Puxico, Missouri; many grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Stanley of Decatur, Illinois, Janet Halsey of Fairbury, Illinois and Doris Strickland of Dexter. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Henderson, and one brother, George Hott.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Interment will be at a later date in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on October 29th 2013 12:31 pm by Dee Loflin
James R. Bolin Sr.
October 15th 2013 01:47 pm by Dee Loflin
James R. Bolin Sr.

James R. Bolin Sr., son of the late Gracie Lucas, was born in Hornersville, Missouri on July 31, 1936, and passed away at is home in Puxico, Missouri on October 14, 2013, at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 20 days.

He had lived in the Puxico area all of is life. He enjoyed fishing.

He was married to Shirley O'Neal on August 9, 1970. She preceded him in death on September 1, 1995.

Surviving are his stepfather, Ernest Jackson of Dudley, Missouri; three sons, James Bolin, Jr., Jimmy Bolin and Leroy Parker, all of Puxico, Missouri; two daughters, Anita Parker of Dexter, Missouri, and Tina Bolin of Alton Missouri, eight grandchildren; seven great greatchilden; and one brother, Ernie Jackson of Louisiana. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Jesse Bolin, and 1 sister-in-lawm, Mary Bolin.

Visitation will be held on Thursday October 17, 2013 after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. James Hagy of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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.

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Last Updated on October 15th 2013 01:47 pm by Dee Loflin
Chet Medler
October 10th 2013 04:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Chet Medler

Chester “Chet” Medler, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mayme Lucas Medler was born on August 22, 1921 in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on October 9, 2013 at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 92 years.

Mr. Medler retired in 1986 as co-owner of Medler-Davis Chevrolet in Dexter.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps serving during World War II and a resident of Dexter.  He was also a former member of the Dexter School Board, Dexter Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dexter Kiwanis, and Past President of Dexter Chamber of Commerce.   

Chet was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Aslin on October 26, 1946 in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Medler preceded him in death on July 13, 2006.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Snider and husband Mark of Dexter; and Dr. Paula Medler of Tucson, Arizona; by two grandchildren, Sarah Snider Heise of Jackson, Missouri and Christopher Snider of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; by three great-grandchildren, Aislyn Elizabeth Heise of Jackson, Missouri, Michael Price Snider and Matthew Lee Snider both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one brother, Glen Medler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and by one sister, Mildred Wheeler of Dexter.         

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Medler, Everett Medler, and R.C. Medler; also by one sister, Edith Medler.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Funeral services will then be conducted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Pastor Barry Winders officiating.

Interment will follow at the Liberty Cemetery near Bloomfield, Missouri with full Military Honors.

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Last Updated on October 10th 2013 04:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Jenny Palmer
October 10th 2013 01:06 pm by Dee Loflin
Jenny Palmer

Beulah (Jenny) Palmer, daughter of the late Julius F. Cook and Lola M. Jackson was born on March 20, 1920 in England, Arkansas and departed this life at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93.

Mrs. Palmer was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene in Dexter; she was baptized and accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 16.  She was an employee of Elder Manufacturing for 39 years and retired in 1982.  Jenny enjoyed fishing, working puzzles and attending church when she was able.

She was united in marriage to Dwight R. Palmer in Dexter, Missouri on February 23, 1947.  Mr. Palmer preceded her in death on March 19, 2001.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Cook and James Cook; also by one sister, Ruby Cook Ross.

Survivors include several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Roger Wooten officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.



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Last Updated on October 10th 2013 01:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Earline Smith
October 09th 2013 10:20 am by Dee Loflin
Earline Smith

Earline Smith, daughter of Lex Donaldson and the late Earsie Mae Davis Donaldson, was born on January 5, 1955 at Tallapoosa, Missouri and departed this life at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Missouri on October 7, 2013 at the age of 58.

Mrs. Smith had been a CNA at Gideon Care Center, had attended House of Prayer and was a resident of Malden.

Survivors include her father, Lex Donaldson of Malden, Missouri; by  two sons, Robert Luciau Smith of Mt. Clements, Michigan and Maurice Montrell Smith of Evansville, Indiana; by two daughters, Deborah Colleen Moore of Clarkton, Missouri and Shanreckia Lanell Walker of Malden, Missouri; by two brothers, E.V. Jones of Cleveland, Ohio and Tommie Donaldson of Malden, Missouri; by three sisters, Virginia Pulley and Marilyn Donaldson both of Mt. Clements, Michigan and Eula Donaldson of Howardsville, Missouri; by 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Also by other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will then be conducted at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. 

Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery, Malden, Missouri.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Last Updated on October 09th 2013 10:20 am by Dee Loflin
Violeta Ruth Maclin
October 08th 2013 08:53 am by Dee Loflin
Violeta Ruth Maclin

Violetta Ruth Maclin, daughter of the late Lester F. Welch and Nellie May Causbie Welch, was born on February 2, 1938 in Parma, Missouri and passed away on October 6, 2013 at her residence in Parma, Missouri at the age of 75.

Mrs. Maclin was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, Missouri and had worked in the office of Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri.

On July 18, 1956, she was united in marriage to Abraham L. Maclin in Peach Orchard, Missouri.  Mr. Maclin survives at the home.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Randall “Randy” K. Maclin and his wife Cheryl of Bishop, Georgia; by one daughter, Michele Maclin of Parma, Missouri; by one sister, Carolyn Sue Traylor of Maryville, Tennessee; by three grandchildren, Kristin Farra, Dustin Maclin and Andrea Maclin Mealor; and by two great-grandchildren, Brandon Kramer and Jada Kramer.

Besides her parents, one son, Jeffery Maclin, preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jason Redden officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

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Last Updated on October 08th 2013 08:53 am by Dee Loflin
Darrell Lynn Lillard
October 03rd 2013 06:58 am by Dee Loflin
Darrell Lynn Lillard

Darrell Lynn Lillard, son of Gaylon Lillard and Brenda Leathers Lillard of Dexter, was born on December 22, 1965 and passed away on September 30, 2013 at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina at the age of 47 years.

Mr. Lillard was a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church in Summerville, South Carolina and was a resident of Summmerville, South Carolina.  He was self-employed in the construction trade and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

On March 9, 1990, he was united in marriage to RaeLynn Upchurch at Dexter, Missouri.  Mrs. Lillard survives at the home.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by one son, Nickolas Lillard of Charleston, South Carolina and by one daughter, Carrysa Lillard of Charleston, South Carolina.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

 Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Kohlbaker officiating.


Last Updated on October 03rd 2013 04:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Lisa Snider
October 01st 2013 03:10 pm by Dee Loflin
Lisa Snider

Lisa Snider, daughter of the late Kurt and Helene Kuhn, was born on April 2, 1929 in Lichtentanne, Germany and passed away on September 29, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

Mrs. Snider was a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.

In addition to her parents, one sister, Hanni Moldner, preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Bruce Snider of Lebanon, Tennessee, Stan Snider and Bobby Snider both of Dexter, Missouri; by three daughters, Tanya Wilson of Jackson, Missouri, Kathy Wyrick of Barnhart, Missouri and Cheryl Jennings of Dexter, Missouri; by ten grandchildren, Dex, A.J., Eli, Matt, Nikki, Lisa, Michael, Chelsey, Luke and Heather; and by eleven great-grandchildren, Reece, Elizabeth, Leah, Hadley, McKayla, Colin, Layla, Aubrey, Walker, Lucy and Jude.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

A memorial service will be conducted on October 3, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marie Froman officiating.


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Last Updated on October 01st 2013 03:11 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Wayne Hamaker, Jr.
September 30th 2013 12:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Wayne Hamaker, Jr.

Charles Wayne Hamaker, Jr., son of Charles Wayne Hamaker, Sr. and Estelle Mae Mitchell Barks, was born in Dexter, Missouri on August 11, 1977, and passed away at his home in Dexter on September 30, 2013, at the age of 36 years, 1 month and 19 days.

He had lived in Dexter, Missouri most of his life, moving to Kentucky to attend college in 1995, and moved back to Dexter 2 ½ years ago. He had a Bachelor degree in accounting and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He had worked as the IT tech for the Lexington, Kentucky School District before he was disabled. He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at Murray State and was a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Surviving are his father, Charles Wayne Hamaker, Sr. of Dexter; his mother and step father, Estelle & Danny Barks of Dexter; one sister & spouse, Rhonda & Bruce Blankenship of Cape Girardeau; two brothers & spouse, Thomas Tucker of Arkansas, and Kevin & Nicole Tucker of Parma; nieces & nephews, Megan Sheeley, Camryn Tucker, Monty Dale Tucker, Mason Tucker, Isabella Tucker, Nuranda Tucker and fiance' Cody Harris, and great nephew, Camden Harris. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Danny Spence of Yellville, Arkansas officiating.

Interment will be in the Armstead Dowdy 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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548.


Last Updated on September 30th 2013 01:05 pm by Dee Loflin
Mable Lucille Miller
September 27th 2013 12:07 am by Dee Loflin
Mable Lucille Miller

Mable Lucille Miller, daughter of the late Archie E. Sanders and Esther Mae Mosley Sanders, was born on January 15, 1918 in Austin, Indiana and entered into eternal life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Missouri at the age of 95.

Mrs. Miller was united in marriage to Russell Miller on January 9, 1937 in Bushnell, Illinois.  Mr. Miller preceded her in death on July 28, 1989 following 53 years of marriage. They moved their family to Dexter, Missouri in 1947 and enjoyed a fruitful family, social and church life together for many years.

She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a member of the Eastern Star, a longtime volunteer at the Dexter Senior Center, and a resident of Dexter for many years and was currently living in Sikeston, Missouri. Mable will be remembered for a number of things, her infectious smile and quick wit and devotion to her family, friends, and church. She was an avid bridge player and a Christian who lived her faith on a daily basis by serving others and raising her children to love God.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patti Gard and Don of Dexter; by four grandchildren, Steve Miller and wife Susan of Jackson, Missouri; Cathy Dirnberger and husband John of St. Charles, Missouri; Tom Miller of Hudson, Florida; Natalie Osborne and husband Richard of Keller, Texas; also by seven great- grandchildren, Tyler Dirnberger, Nick Dirnberger and Adam Dirnberger all of St. Charles, Missouri; Keylan Osborne and Dayton Osborne of Keller, Texas; Kelcie Miller of Lenexa, Kansas and Kyle Miller of Spokane, Washington.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Richard “Dick” E. Miller in 2004; and by two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M. Saturday September 28, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday September 28, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Greg McGhee officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

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Last Updated on September 27th 2013 12:07 am by Dee Loflin
Roy Yewell Moore
September 26th 2013 01:43 pm by Dee Loflin
Roy Yewell Moore

Roy “Bob” Yewell Moore, son of the late Perry Lee Moore and Edna Bell Young Moore, was born on April 30, 1928 in Essex, Missouri and passed away on September 25, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 85.

 

Mr. Moore was a member of the Dudley Community Church in Dudley, a former employee of the Fram Corporation in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War.


On February 4, 1949, he was united in marriage to Mildred Ilene Parker in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Moore survives at the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Twanda Sue Moore of Knob Noster, Missouri; by two brothers, Leoid Moore of Kennett, Missouri and M. C. Moore of Dexter, Missouri; and by one sister, Velma Pierce of Bloomfield, Missouri.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Moore and by one sister, Margrite Darby.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lynn Ash officiating.


Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

          

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Last Updated on September 26th 2013 01:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Sue Robinson
September 26th 2013 01:40 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Sue Robinson

Mary Sue Robinson, daughter of the late Slater Nathanel Howell and Nancy Leoma Hooper Howell was born on February 24, 1924 in Bolivar, Tennessee and passed away on September 24, 2013 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 89.

Mrs. Robinson was a homemaker, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dexter and a resident of Bernie.

On October 5, 1939 she was united in marriage to William Thomas Robinson.  Mr. Robinson preceded her in death on January 7, 1996.  She later married Vallie Walls on February 14, 2001.  Mr. Walls preceded her in death on November 27, 2012.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Robinson Jr. and wife Carolyn of Bernie; by one daughter, Doris Ann Turner and husband Wendell of Bernie; by five grandchildren, William Robinson, Mary Tonya Salsman, Marcus Turner, Kyle Turner and Lorn-Nicole Robinson; by eight great-grandchildren, William Holden Robinson, Christie Kneir, Craig Salsman, Lauren Turner, Emily Turner, Hannah Turner, Miranda Turner and Isabelle Turner and by one great-great granddaughter, Anasten.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gale Loren Robinson; by two brothers, Elmo Howell and Marvin Howell and by two sisters, Ruth Rush and Ruby McFall.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Thursday at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Dr. Tom Bass officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff cemetery.



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Last Updated on September 26th 2013 01:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Alfred Gadberry
September 24th 2013 09:59 pm by Dee Loflin
Alfred Gadberry

Alfred Gadberry, son of the late Oscar Gadberry and Helen Gibbs Gadberry, was born on September 11, 1937 at St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on September 23, 2013 at SoutheastHealth Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on September 23, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

 

Mr. Gadberry had worked as a security guard at Tyson Foods, Inc. and as a self-employed carpenter.

 

He is survived by one son, Leonard Dale Gadberry, of Dexter; two daughters, Rebecca Harris and Shirley Kinkead, both of Dexter; by two brothers and one sister; by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday September 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

 

Arrangements were conducted by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Full Military Honors will be provided.


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Last Updated on September 24th 2013 09:59 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Triplett
September 24th 2013 09:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Jerry Triplett

Jerry Fredrick Triplett, son of the late Fred Triplett and Essie Williamson Triplett was born on May 31, 1933 at Essex and departed this life in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on September 20, 2013 at the age of 80 years.

Mr. Triplett was a former millwright, a former maintenance employee of the City of Ellsinore and a resident of Ellsinore.

He was united in marriage to Wilma Rodgers Stahl on November 27, 1980 at Ellsinore.  Mrs. Triplett survives of the home.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Jerry F. Triplett Jr. and wife Debbie of Dexter: by one daughter, Terry Triplett of Bloomfield: by one step-son, Barry Stahl and wife Joyce of Ellsinore: by four step-daughters and their spouses, Karen and Rodney Colyott of Highland, California, Paula and Randy Yancey of Dexter, Debbie and Mike Jarrell of Dexter and Sandy and Mike Combs of Branson: by seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bob Lee officiating.  Interment followed in the Triplett Cemetery near Essex.

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home Memorial Tribute Fund, PO Box 164, Dexter, Mo. 63841: 18 ForeLife, % Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO. 63841: Ellsinore Booster Club, % Ellsinore City Hall, 11 West Cleveland Avenue, Ellsinore, MO. 63937.


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Last Updated on September 24th 2013 10:00 pm by Dee Loflin
Brenda Ross
September 23rd 2013 02:01 pm by Dee Loflin
Brenda Ross
Brenda Ross, daughter of the late William and Bonnie Parks Christman, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on October 22, 1947, and passed away at her home in Bloomfield, Missouri on September 21 2013, at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 30 days.

She had lived in Bloomfield all of her life. She had worked at Hair Heaven as a hair dresser.

On January 10, 1970, she was married to Gary Don Ross in Dexter, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Gary Don Ross of Bloomfield; one son, Michael Ross of Bloomfield; two daughters, Laura Sorbie of Farmington, Missouri, Tina Mayabb of Bloomfield; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Christman of Wappapello and Jim Christman of Hodgens, Oklahoma. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary G. Ross, and one sister, Linda McCollough.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 26 , 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Brandon Powell of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Private interment services will be held at a later date at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on October 15th 2013 01:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Welton J. Wilson
September 23rd 2013 02:00 pm by Dee Loflin
Welton J. Wilson
Welton J. Wilson, son of the late Henry Jay and Henrietta (Wilson)  Wilson, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 31, 1920, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on September 10, 2013, at the age of 93 years, 7 months and 10 days.

He had lived in St. Louis and Herman, Missouri before moving to Dexter in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion and had served in the Army Air Corp.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon J. Wilson, Howard Wilson; and one sister, Madelyn G. Wrisberg.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013, after 9:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors.

Interment will 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

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Last Updated on September 23rd 2013 02:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Donald Ray Thompson
September 23rd 2013 01:53 pm by Dee Loflin
Donald Ray Thompson
Donald Ray Thompson, son of Mary Brantley Thompson and the late Charles W. Thomson, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 19, 1951, and passed away at his home in Shook, Missouri on September 19, 2013, at the age of 61 years and 9 months.

He had lived in St. Louis before moving to the Shook and Greenville area 27 years ago. He was a self employed HVC service business. He attended the Shiloh Baptist Church and loved to hunt and fish.
On October 30, 1971, he was married to Diane Ellen Baker and two sons were born.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald Lee and Jeremy Lee Thompson both of St. Peters, Missouri; one grandson, Tucker Nathaniel Lee Thompson of St. Peters, Missouri; his mother, Mary Thompson of Shook, Missouri; one sister, Dianna Lynn Douthit of Portage De Sioux, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday September 23, 2013 after 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Monday September 23 , 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. LeeRoy Hefner of McGee, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Shook Cemetery in Shook, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on September 23rd 2013 02:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Pansy Marie Graham Wyman
September 19th 2013 04:17 pm by Dee Loflin
Pansy Marie Graham Wyman
Pansy Marie Graham Wyman, daughter of the late harvey Delbert and Mary Ellen Graham, was born in Parma, Missouri on June 30, 1932, and passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri on September 18, 2013, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 19 days.

Mrs. Wyman had lived most of her life in Parma. When her husband was active military they had also lived in Texas, Delaware, and Japan.  She was a member at Parma First Baptist Church and enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher, her roses and hummingbirds. She was a great cook, wonderful Nana and she loved her family and her church family.

On March 26, 1953, she was married to Raymond J. Wyman in Piggot, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2010.

Surviving are  one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Donna Wyman of Wappappello, Missouri;one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Patrick Johnson of Parma, Missouri; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, Robert Wyman of Campbell, Missouri, Michael & Vanessa Wyman of Gideon, Missouri, Ryan and Megan Smith of Sikeston, Missouri, Shawn Johnson of Parma, Missouri, Deena and Mike Whelan of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Kelly Ethridge of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Hannah and Nate Persell of Sikeston, Missouri; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Velma Graham of Sikeston, Missouri; two sisters, Faye Graham of Arizona and Jeanette Atchley of Texas; and two sister-in-laws, Helen Blevins of O'Fallon, Missouri and Norma Lee Patton of Florida.  Many other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Harold Graham, two sisters, Thelma Dodson and Margaret Davis.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, after 11:00 AM at the Parma First Baptist Church in Parma, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the Parma First Baptist Church in Parma, Missouri with the Rev. Kerry Stokes of Charleston, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in Parma City Cemetery in Parma, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Last Updated on September 19th 2013 04:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Juvata Ruth Powell
September 19th 2013 03:47 pm by Dee Loflin
Juvata Ruth Powell
Juvata Ruth Powell, daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth Tilton Looney, was born in Puxico, Missouri on August 17, 1926, and passed away at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico, Missouri on September 17, 2013, at the age of 87 years and 1 month.

She had lived for 20 years in Cape Girardeau and had been a resident of Puxico the rest of life. She was a member of the Asherville Church of Christ. She had been a machine operator at International Shoe.
On November 3, 1962, she was married to John Franklin Powell in Puxico, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2008.

Surviving are one step son, Johnny Powell of Puxico, Missouri; one step daughter, Mary Ann Greer of Puxico, Missouri; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Looney of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and one niece, Vickie Sanders of Sikeston, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Looney and one step daughters, Debbie Ellis.

Visitation will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Bro. Herman Morse of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on September 19th 2013 04:16 pm by Dee Loflin
Glady Louise Tarrants
September 19th 2013 03:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Glady Louise Tarrants
Gladys Louise Tarrants - Born on August 17, 1917 in Gray Ridge, MO, Gladys was the seventh of eight children born to Newt and Fannie Brazzeal. On August 2, 2013 at the age of 95 years 11 months 20 days her final prayer was answered and she departed this life for her "Heavenly Home".

Gladys spent 85 years of her life in the Gray Ridge and Sikeston communities. In 2003 she moved to Clermont, Florida to be closer to her daughter, Diane. She was a retiree of the National Lock Company in Sikeston and a life long member of the Gray Ridge General Baptist Church.

On December 25, 1934, she was married to Sam Tarrants. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sam; her parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Surviving are her daughter, Diane and Son-In-Law, Bernie Bajardi of Clermont, FL; 4 grandchildren, Marie Bajardi, Cortlandt Manor, NY, Christine Presley and husband Christopher, O'Fallon, MO, Elizabeth Bajardi, Wentzville, MO and Barney Bajardi and wife Ryann, O'Fallon, MO and 5 great-grandchildren. Other nieces, nephews and friends survive to mourn her passing.

A Graveside Memorial Service and interment will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter 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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Last Updated on September 19th 2013 03:46 pm by Dee Loflin
Rev. Sonny Floyd
September 19th 2013 03:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Rev. Sonny Floyd
Rev. Sonny Floyd, son of the late Clarence and Myrtle Marie Dean Floyd, was born in Tennessee on November 3, 1938, and passed away in Cape Girardeau on September 19, 2013, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 14 days.

He had lived the past 10 years in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He had owned and operated Floyd & Sons Tree Service and was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

On October 13, 1957, he was married to Freda Reaves in Bernie. She preceded him in death on October 27, 1994.

Surviving are two sons, Harry "Duane" Floyd and Stephen Floyd both of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Pam Campbell of Oran; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; three sisters, Eva Dixon of Belleville, Illinois, Judy Brown of Sullivan, Missouri and Evelyn Crump of Bloomfield. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Michael Floyd and one sister, Nadine Bates.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 6:00  to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Gail Lambert of Dupo, Illinois officiating.

Interment will 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
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& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on September 19th 2013 03:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Albert Lee Jones
September 17th 2013 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Albert Lee Jones

Albert Lee Jones, son of the late Albert Truman and Dorothy Atichison Jones, was born in Ottowa, Kansas on July 19, 1942, and passed away at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews, Missouri on September 16, 2013, at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 28 days.

He had lived in Yakama, Washington for 35 years where he worked in a paper mill. He moved to Dexter, Missouri six years ago and was of Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed fishing and dancing.

He was married to Carol Rogers and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are 3 brothers, Tommy Jones, Dale Jones and Ronnie Young all of Dexter; 3 sisters, Barbara Groves of Corning, Arkansas, Mary Wilkerson of Defunica, Florida, and Patsy Rogers of Lowndes, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 19 , 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Dale Jones Jr. of Oklahoma officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rogers Cemetery in Lowdnes, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

 

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

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Last Updated on September 17th 2013 02:25 pm by Dee Loflin
Heather M. Morris
September 17th 2013 09:08 am by Dee Loflin
Heather M. Morris

Heather M. Morris, daughter of Joe “Rick” Morris and Sheila Glass Morris both of Bernie, Missouri was born on November 23, 1976 in Dexter, Missouri and passed away on Saturday September 14, 2013 at her parents residence in Bernie, Missouri at the age of 36 years.

Heather graduated from Bernie High School in 1995, received an associate’s degree from Three Rivers Community College, bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State University, and completed her law degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie, an employee of Family Counseling Center, and a resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Heather was very compassionate about children and her job. She always put others first by loving your neighbor as yourself and by showing the great love of Christ to all. 

Besides her parents, survivors include two brothers, Josh Morris of Bernie and Jason Morris of Wenatchee, Washington; parental grandmother, Ellen Morris of Thomasville, Missouri and maternal grandmother, Doris Glass of Bernie, Missouri.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday September 19, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Kent Kassinger officiating. 

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday September 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Huddleston Cemetery near Alton, Missouri. Interment will immediately follow.

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Last Updated on September 17th 2013 09:08 am by Dee Loflin
Debbie Casey
September 16th 2013 03:28 pm by Dee Loflin
Debbie Casey

Debbie Casey, daughter of the late Herschel Wilber Deal and Frances Louise Ashley Deal, was born in Sikeston, Missouri on September 3, 1952, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on September 16, 2013, at the age of 61 years and 13 days.

She had lived in Dexter most of her life and had worked as a cake decorator at Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, and loved to camp.

On May 20, 2002, she was married to Brian Casey in Essex, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband Brian Casey of Dexter; two sons, Tommy Riley and Jerry Riley both of Sikeston; three daughters, Trish Julian and Kathy Chapman both of Dexter, Brandy Finch of Modesto, California; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild and one on the way; one brother, Louis Hurt of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Patricia Scott of St. Louis, Missouri and Nancy Zickefoose of Des Moines, Iowa; her mother in law, Judy Casey of Dexter, and an aunt, Katherine Wethington of Sikeston. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lynn Hurt and Richard Gatlin.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

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Last Updated on September 16th 2013 03:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Melba Ann Cantrell
September 14th 2013 10:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Melba Ann Cantrell

Melba Ann Cantrell, daughter of the late Howard Earl and Lula Edith Eaton Carpenter, was born in Steele, Missouri on February 1, 1947, and passed away at her home in Washington, Louisiana on September 12, 2013, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 11 days.

She had lived in Dexter and the surrounding area most of her life and had lived in Washington, Louisiana the past three years.  She had worked at the Daily Statesman and at Hudson Foods and Tyson Foods. She was of the Baptist faith.

On March 3, 1978, she was married to Charles Fate Cantrell in Dexter, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 17, 2002.

Surviving are her companion, Kevin Smart of Washinton, Louisiana; one son, Brandon Cantrell of Dexter; four daughters, Mary Draper, Marsha Conner and Brooke Cantrell all of Paragould, Arkansas, Brittany Smart of Houston, Texas; she helped raise Kierstan and Keyiarra Smart both of Washington, Louisiana; six step children, Christine Cantrell, Jasper and James Dale Cantrell all of Dexter, Bobby Cantrell of Malden, Wayne Cantrell of Leachville, Arkansas, Charles Cantrell of Advance; 24 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Matney of Dexter, Edith Ishmail of Apache, Oklahoma, Millie Spore of Ruby, Michigan and Vicki Stevenson of Arlington, Texas. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one step daughter, Doris Gibbs; one step-grandson, Sparky Gibbs; two brothers, Earl and Willie Carpenter; and three sisters, Mary Terry, Carolyn Ridge and Minnie Carpenter.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 15 , 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 11:00 AM in the Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

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Last Updated on September 14th 2013 10:44 pm by Dee Loflin
Martha Nell Irene Hughes
September 13th 2013 11:35 am by Dee Loflin
Martha Nell Irene Hughes

Martha Nell Irene Hughes, daughter of the late Sid and Mary Vera James Hensley, was born in Linden, Tennessee on March 8, 1935, and passed away at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Missouri on September 11, 2013, at the age of  78 years, 6 months and  2 days.

She had lived in the Morehouse area most of her life.  She was a cook at Morehouse School and a member of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse, Missouri.

On August 16, 1949, she was married to J.W. Hughes in Pigott, Arkansas. He survives in the home.

Surviving are  three daughters, Rhodia Fiddler of Lexington, Tennessee, Margie Ruedrich and Angela Graham both of Sikeston, Missouri; two sons, Russell Hughes of Puxico, Missouri and Paul Hughes of Sikeston, Missouri; nineteen  grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jo Coffman of Matthews, Missouri and Frankie
Hicks of Sikeston, Missouri .  Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, John William Hughes, four brothers, and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 after 11:00 AM at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 14 , 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. John Ruedrich of Scott City, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Matthews City Cemetery in Matthews, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

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Last Updated on September 13th 2013 11:35 am by Dee Loflin
Marjorie McGuire
September 09th 2013 09:15 am by Dee Loflin
Marjorie McGuire

Marjorie McGuire, daughter of the late Roy “Poss” Meritt and Pauline Barfield Meritt was born on August 2, 1932 in Grayridge and passed away on September 7, 2013 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 81.

Marjorie went to school in Grayridge.  She worked at the Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston as a nurse’s aid in 1960, and later, Saint Francis Hospital and the Lutheran Home both located in Cape Girardeau.  She had also worked at Motel 6 in Portland, Oregon, Washington State and California as a relief manager. Marjorie was a Foster parent for three years after coming back to Missouri.

She is survived by four sons, Steve and wife Jo, Jim and wife Patty, Charlie and wife Michelle and Eric; by one daughter, Vicki and husband Kenny; by one brother, Tom Meritt; by one sister, Joan Peters; by five grandchildren, Jaime, Michael, Brandy, Kenna and Chris and by eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents one daughter, Sharon Marie, preceded her in death.

She departed this life "one tough ole bird" and will be sadly missed by friends, neighbors and family.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel.

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Last Updated on September 09th 2013 09:16 am by Dee Loflin
Dorlus L. Tucker
September 08th 2013 10:39 am by Dee Loflin
Dorlus L. Tucker

Dorlus L. Tucker, daughter of the late Carl Lawrence and Agnes McClard Lawrence, was born on January 25, 1935 at rural Pyletown, Missouri and departed this life on September 5, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 78 years.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ at Pyletown, she worked as camp secretary for Modern Woodmen, volunteered at Stoddard County ARC and was a resident of Dexter.

On April 20, 1962, she was united in marriage to James Edward Tucker at Pyletown.  Mr. Tucker survives of their home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, James Carl Tucker and wife Leslie of Dexter, Stephen Paul Tucker of Dexter and Richard Dale Tucker and wife Christi of Dexter; by two grandchildren, Kristi Burns and Jamie DeVeau; by two great-grandchildren, Lillian Madison Burns and Kaydence DeVeau; by two step-grandchildren, Amy and Debra; and by two step-great-grandchildren, Eric and Kira.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Dale Lawrence and by one sister, Carolyn Lawrence.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Curtis McClard, Jr. officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stoddard County ARC, P. O. Box 444, Dexter, Missouri  63841, Kenny Rogers Children’s Center, P. O. Box 608, Sikeston, Missouri  63801 or 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Missouri  63841.


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Last Updated on September 08th 2013 10:39 am by Dee Loflin
Sheila Renee Fry
September 03rd 2013 02:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Sheila Renee Fry

Sheila Renee Fry, daughter of Melvin Jaco of Farmington, Missouri and Connie Waters DeBerry of Bloomfield was born on December 20, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life at her residence in Dexter on September 1, 2013 at the age of 47.

On June 16, 1984 she was united in marriage to Ricky Fry at Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mr. Fry preceded her in death on November 2, 2001.

Besides her parents she is survived by four daughters, Connie Michelle Voss of Dexter, Tasha Fry of Cape Girardeau, Elizabeth Fry of Dickinson, North Dakota and Dakota Paris Lynn Gardner of Dexter; by one brother, Jason Jaco of Farmington, Missouri; by two sisters, Tonya DeBerry Tilley of Bloomfield and Debbie DeBerry Caver of Belle, Missouri; by four grandchildren, Alvin Jerry Farrow, Aubrie and Makenzie Erlbacher and Essabella Maria-Dawn Voss; and by her step-mother, Kathryn Jaco of Farmington, Missouri.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Timothy DeBerry III and Ronald Scott DeBerry and by her step-father, James DeBerry II.

Friends may call at the Sweet Prospect Church on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. 

A memorial service will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Ray Rowland officiating.


Last Updated on September 03rd 2013 02:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Dale Young
September 03rd 2013 02:26 pm by Dee Loflin
Dale Young

Dale Young, son of the late Earl Vernon Young and Lola Montgomery Young was born on May 22, 1936 in Parma and departed this life on September 2, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 77.

Mr. Young attended Campbell Schools and graduated from Dexter Senior High School in 1954.  He worked at Swift and Company until 1958.  He then went to work for Mayberry’s Television Services.  He was currently employed at JC Enterprises as a Television Technician.  He spent fifty-five years repairing televisions.  In 1978 he gave his life to Christ and was baptized.  He became a member of The First Church of the Nazarene, where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent Teacher, board member, bus driver and choir member for seventeen years.  He later transferred to Risen Church.  He has been a faithful member and choir member there for eighteen years.  He was a very caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

On May 23, 1980 he was united in marriage to Faye Palmer Duley in Dexter.  Mrs. Young survives of their home in Dexter.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Kenny Young of Dexter, Kelly Young and wife Kim of Kansas City, Missouri and Tim Young of Dexter; by two daughters, Donna Warren of Dexter and Becky Antonacci and husband Ray of Wentzville, Missouri; by one brother, Earl Young Jr. of Dexter; by three sisters, Betty Duffy of Collinsville, Illinois, Shirley LaRue and husband Kenny of Dexter and Linda Conner and husband Kenny of Dexter; by eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Gene Young and by one sister, Barbara Litzler.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Risen Church in Dexter with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that all memorials be made to 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or Risen Church, 15 East Saint Francis Street, Dexter, Missouri 63841.


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Last Updated on September 03rd 2013 02:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Thelma Harlan Lape
September 03rd 2013 02:24 pm by Dee Loflin
Thelma Harlan Lape

Thelma Harlan Lape, daughter of the late Marion F. Harlan and Chloe Ross Harlan was born on December 23, 1923 at Grayridge and departed this life in her residence at Dexter on August 30, 2013 at the age of 89.

 Mrs. Lape was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, had been a teacher for thirty one years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and a resident of Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Leo R. Lape on November 29, 1941 at Benton.  Mr. Lape preceded her in death on February 15, 1995.

She is survived by one sister, Elma Harlan Brown of Dexter: by seven nieces, Verna G. Tyler of Redmond, Washington, Laquitta Herren of Venice, Florida, Jennifer Bowman of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Toni Hoobler of Livonia, Michigan, Brenda Lowe of McQueeney, Texas, Helen Martin and Karen Davis both of St. Charles: by four nephews, Ronald Harlan of Birmingham, Alabama, Bob Shearon of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lorin Vaughn of West Plains and Larry Vaughn of Ste. Genevieve.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Edmond Harlan, Hollis Harlan, Alvin Harlan,  Sonny Harlan and Oliver Harlan: by three sisters, Bertha Vaughn, Mabel Shearon and Maxine Harlan.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  Funeral services will then be conducted at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rich Lee officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Hospice.


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Last Updated on September 03rd 2013 02:27 pm by Dee Loflin
Lois Cravens
September 03rd 2013 02:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Lois Cravens
Lois Cravens, daughter of the late Sidney George and Martha Burdine McCain, was born in Atkins, Arkansas on August 15, 1941, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid, Missouri on August 31, 2013, at the age of 72 years and 16 days.

Mrs. Cravens had lived most of her life in Parma. She had been a home maker and enjoyed crafts and quilting.

On April 16, 1964, she was married to Daniel Cravens in Parma, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Cravens of Parma, Missouri; three sons & spouse, Richard & Kathy Cravens, Dennis Cravens and Thomas Cravens all of Parma, Missouri; four daughters and spouses, Rita Cravens of Parma, Missouri, Lisa & Kent Leigh of Suisun City, California, Sandra & John Acord of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Frances Cravens & Howard Newsome of Fruitland, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; one brother, Carroll McCain of Cement, Oklahoma and her mother-in-law, Ethel Cravens of Parma. Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law, Floyd Cravens and twelve siblings.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma Missouri.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Parma, Missouri with the Rev. Frank Townsend of Parma, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
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Last Updated on September 03rd 2013 02:23 pm by Dee Loflin
Knealin W. Wright, Jr.
August 30th 2013 09:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Knealin W. Wright, Jr.

Knealin W. Wright, Jr., son of Knealin W. Wright, Sr. of Pomona, Missouri and Deborah Jean McGowen of Dexter, Missouri, was born on December 16, 1970 at St. Charles, Illinois and passed away on August 29, 2013 at SoutheastHealth Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 42 years.

Mr. Wright had worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and was a resident of Dexter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jeff Wright and Chris Jackson, both of Dexter; one sister, Melinda Jones of Springfield; and his maternal grandmother, Laura Wright of Bernie. 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Hook officiating.

 

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Last Updated on August 30th 2013 09:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Evelyn Estelle Dieter
August 30th 2013 12:49 pm by Dee Loflin
Evelyn Estelle Dieter

Evelyn Estelle Dieter, daughter of the late Franklin C. Gregg and Elizabeth Armstrong Gregg, was born on October 20, 1916 in Hackleburg, Alabama and passed away on August 28, 2013 at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Missouri at the age of 96 years.

Mrs. Dieter was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter.  She was a housewife and a resident of Dexter.

On October 17, 1936, she was united in marriage to Richard W. Dieter in Dexter, Missouri.  Mr. Deiter preceded her in death on December 29, 1986.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Dieter and wife Diane of Apalachicola, Florida and Richard Deiter and wife Janice of Memphis, Tennessee; by four daughters, Evelyn Bishop and husband Carl of Dexter, Barbara O’Donnell and husband Jim of Bayonet Pointe, Florida, Joan Himmelberg and husband Leo of St. Louis and Caroline Moore and husband Don of Sikeston;  by one brother, Morris Gregg and wife Donna of Dexter; by one sister, Jean Dunn and husband Harold of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and by twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clovis Gregg, Joseph Gregg, Robert Gregg and Ivin J. Gregg and by three sisters, Jessie Link, Teela Koch and Della Wilson.

Friends may call at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. with Father David Dohogne officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a hospice association of choice or the National Kidney Foundation, 1001 Craig Road, Suite 480, Creve Coeur, Missouri  63146-6217.


Last Updated on August 30th 2013 12:50 pm by Dee Loflin
James Bryan Lankford
August 30th 2013 12:45 pm by Dee Loflin
James Bryan Lankford

James Bryan Lankford, son of the late Bryan and Mary Evelyn Ellis Lankford, was born in Essex, Missouri on September 3, 1938, and passed away at his home near Dexter on August 28, 2013, at the age of  74 years, 11 months and 24 days.

He had lived in Phoenix, Arizona from 1967 to 1994 when he moved back to Southeast Missouri. He had been a resident of Dexter since 2010. He was retired from the Salt River Project as an Engineer Technician and was a member of the Essex Methodist Church in Essex, Missouri.

On October 4, 1958, he was married to Bonnie Rodgers in Essex, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Lankford of Dexter, Missouri; one daughter & spouse, Susan & Don Rapp of Scottsdale, Arizona; one son & spouse, Bryan Keith & Tina Lankford of Houston, Texas; 2 grandsons, Thomas Rapp of Scottsdale, Arizona, Tristen Lankford of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Jessica Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona; one great grandson, Gavin James Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona; two sisters & spouse, Ruth & Don Stuckey of Medora, Illinois and Sheila Hester of Essex, Missouri; one brother & spouse, Glen & Janice Lankford of Bloomfield, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2013, after 9:30 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Roy Sherfield of Dexter, Missouri officiating and the Rev. Ernie Rodgers of Poplar Bluff assisting.

Interment will be in the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Essex Methodist Church, 110 Darby St., Essex, MO 63846, and Preferred Hospice, 423 US Bus 60, Dexter, MO 63841.

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 30th 2013 12:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Beulah Jarrell
August 28th 2013 09:55 am by Dee Loflin
Beulah Jarrell
Beulah Jarrell, daughter of the late Ulyesses and Cora Francis Black, was born on December 3, 1923, in Petty, Texas and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on August 26, 2013, at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 23 days.

She had been a resident of Bloomfield most of her life and was a member of the Church of Christ. She had worked as a self employed house keeper.

On April 21, 1944, she was married to Lee "Jack" Jarrell in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2001.

She is survived by three daughters, Kay Wiley, Patti Mason, and Karen Franklin all of Bloomfield; four sons, Jim, Tom, and Ronnie Jarrell all of Bloomfield and Jerry Jarrell of Dexter; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren;  two great great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Black of Scott City; and two sisters, Dorothy Jarrell of Dexter, and Shelby Sadler of Bloomfield. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Chris Black, four sisters, Ella Hicks, Lona Mae Black, Lillie Landers and Betty Black.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. David Lemmons of Calvert City, Kentucky and Bro. Stan Dauck of Bernie, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

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Last Updated on August 28th 2013 09:55 am by Dee Loflin
Hazel Vivian Gregory Walker Crouch
August 26th 2013 01:17 pm by Dee Loflin
Hazel Vivian Gregory Walker Crouch

Hazel Vivian Gregory Walker Crouch, daughter of the late James and Lillie Boone Gregory was born on January 9, 1921 at Bernie and departed this life in her residence at Bernie on August 24, 2013 at the age of 92.

Mrs. Crouch was member of the River Of Life Worship Center near Dexter where she loved attending. She was a former cook for the Bernie Public School System and a resident of Bernie.

She enjoyed her beautiful flowers, raising a garden and cooking for her family.  She lived by the motto: God First, Others Second ,Me Last.  She told her family many times, “I don’t have anything to give you except love.” And she did indeed.  Mrs. Crouch was a person who always wanted to serve others.

She was united in marriage to Lester Samuel Walker on September 26, 1936. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1984.  She was then married to Clyde Crouch on November 28, 1988 at Bernie.  He also preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, James Walker of Bernie: by five daughters, Phyllis Dowdy of Orion, Michigan, Jolene McCollum and husband Mike of Jackson, Kaye Millner of Memphis, Tennessee, Connie Hill and husband Carl of Jackson and Brenda Kane and husband Bill of Dexter: by three step-sons, Mike Crouch of Jackson, Wayne Crouch and Richard Crouch both of Kennett: by one step-daughter, Carol Keys of Campbell: by three brothers, Loyd Gregory of  Rockford, Illinois, Denver Gregory and Darrell Gregory both of Dexter: by twenty one grandchildren and thirty six great-grandchildren.

Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Samuel Walker: by three brothers, Howard Gregory, Dale Gregory and Otis Gregory: by two sisters, Ann Henderson and Onvall Noyes.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., Monday, August 26, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Bill Pennington officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Smiles of Hope, PO Box 857, Dexter, Missouri  63841.

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Last Updated on August 26th 2013 05:01 pm by Dee Loflin
Joyce McGee
August 22nd 2013 01:05 pm by Dee Loflin
Joyce McGee

Joyce McGee, daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Myrtle May Scritchfield Gallamore, was born in Chaonia, Missouri on February 19, 1936, and passed away at the Bench Mark Care Center in Greenville, Missouri on August 21, 2013, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 12 days.

She had lived in this area for 60 years. She was a member of the Crossroads General Baptist Church in Greenville. She had worked at the Advance Shoe Factory and enjoyed painting and praying.

On August 17, 1955, she was married to James Daniel Willard McGee. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Tobias McGee of Lowndes, Missouri; five daughters, Carol McGee and Mary Rogers both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Janice Eads of Bismark, Missouri, Jeanett Eads of Clubb, Missouri, Jane Hillis of Williamsville, Missouri; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four sisters, Lela Douglas of Bloomfield, Missouri, Deanna Metz of Dexter, Missouri, Melba Barks of Union, Missouri and Verna Skaggs of Greenville, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Gallamore.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 23, 2013, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held on Friday August 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the McGee Cemetery in McGee with the Rev. Frank Radford of Marble Hill, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the McGee Cemetery in McGee, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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.

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Last Updated on August 22nd 2013 01:05 pm by Dee Loflin
Charlene Middleton
August 20th 2013 03:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Charlene Middleton

Charlene Middleton, daughter of the late Charles Temples and Mary Ann “Mollie” McClard Temples, was born on February 27, 1919 in Dexter and passed away on August 19, 2013 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 94 years.

 

Mrs. Middleton was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and had worked as a seamstress at Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter.

 

On September 6, 1936, she was united in marriage to Willis Edward Middleton in Dexter.  Mr. Middleton preceded her in death on March 12, 2003.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Ann M. Stroder of Dexter; one sister, Evelyn Hunt of Dexter; by two grandchildren, Todd Stroder and Blake Alan Stroder;  by two great-grandchildren, Josh Stroder and Blake Ryan Stroder; and by several nieces and nephews.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam Temples, Tom Temples, Fred Temples and Ed Temples; and by five sisters, Ruth Corlies, Julia Ivester, Gladys Spore, Addie Thieke and Naomi Miller.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Kennedy officiating. 

 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


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Last Updated on August 20th 2013 03:51 pm by Dee Loflin
Georgia M. Simpson
August 19th 2013 07:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Georgia M. Simpson

Georgia M. Simpson, daughter of the late Ray and Ethel Wimbeley Wood, was born in Jefferson, Texas on October 19, 1930, and passed away at her home near Puxico, Missouri on August 17, 2013, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 29 days.

She had lived in Texas until moving to the Puxico area in 1958. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico, had been a home maker and worked on the farm with her husband. She enjoyed her flowers and watching the hummingbirds.

On June 21, 1958, she was married to Harold Simpson in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Simpson of Puxico, Missouri; one son and fiance', Kenneth Simpson and Cathy Hutcheson of Farmington, Missouri; two granddaughters and spouse, Katie Simpson of Farmington, Heather & Donnie Redmond of Coffman, Missouri; one brother, Bennie Ray Wood of Harlingen, Texas; one sister, Sharon Butler of Maumelle, Arkansas. Nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday August 19, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Tim Schultz of Wappapello, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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.


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Last Updated on August 19th 2013 07:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Marguerite R. Burke
August 19th 2013 07:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Marguerite R. Burke

Marguerite R. Burke, daughter of the late William B. Layton and Elsie Tuttle Layton, was born on April 23, 1929 in East Prairie, Missouri and passed away on August 19, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 84 years.

Mrs. Burke was affiliated with the First Church of the Nazarene of Dexter and the Second General Baptist Church of Dexter, had worked as a sales clerk at Lois’ Dress Shop, formerly Nina’s Dress Shop, in Dexter for thirty years and was a resident of Dexter.

On July 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to James C. Burke in Dexter, Missouri.  Mr. Burke preceded her in death on November 1, 1993.

She is survived by one son, James W. Burke of Jackson, Missouri; by one daughter, Sharon M. Trammell of Dexter, Missouri; by one brother, Jerry D. Layton of Dexter; by one sister, Francis Russell of Crystal River, Florida; and by three grandchildren, Travis L. Burke, Brian Burke and Jared Burke. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Layton, Bill Layton and Harold “Bud” Layton.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger Wooten and Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

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Last Updated on August 19th 2013 07:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Grover Gene Myers
August 18th 2013 12:06 pm by Dee Loflin
Grover Gene Myers

Grover “Gene” Myers, son of the late Grover Ecord Myers and Mary Ellen Snider Myers was born on January 29, 1935 in Vinson, Missouri and passed away on August 15, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 78.

Mr. Myers volunteered from 1956-1958 in Vietnam with the International Volunteer Service, he was an Educator and Principal in the Dexter Senior High School, a member of the Dexter Rotary and Optimist clubs, the Director of Admissions at McPherson College, a Principal at Poplar Bluff High School, Director of Special Services for Poplar Bluff High School and was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Broadwater Church of the Brethren.  He was a former resident of Dexter currently living in Wappapello.

On December 22, 1963 he was united in marriage to Lurlyne Hardy in Dexter.  Mrs. Myers survives of their residence in Wappapello.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, John Thomas Myers of Marion, Arkansas and James Riley Myers of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by one daughter and son-in-law, Libby and husband Jeff Gall of West Plains, Missouri and by five grandchildren, Mary Katherine Myers, Ian Thomas Myers, Dylan Ray Myers, Lane Eugene Gall and Luke Eli Gall.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, John Albert Myers.

A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Brother Harold Gass and Marie Petty Froman officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and the McPherson College , envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.


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Last Updated on August 18th 2013 12:07 pm by Dee Loflin
William Avery Stobaugh
August 13th 2013 03:18 pm by Dee Loflin
William Avery Stobaugh

William Avery Stobaugh, son of the late George Washington and Ethel Wilma Harwood Stobaugh, was born in Center Ridge, Arkansas on October 4, 1918, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on August 11, 2013, at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 8 days.

He had lived in Arkansas before moving to Missouri in 1946. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ in Matthews, Missouri.

On January 4, 1936, he was married to Martha Elizabeth Ethridge in Center Ridge, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on July 26, 2012.

Surviving are five daughters, Glenda Barber of Dexter, Missouri, Margaret Weaver of Beaumont, Texas, Kathy Jones of Bloomfield, Missouri, Jeannine McCoy of Lubbock, Texas, and Jan Powell of St. Claire, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and expecting two more; one sister, Peggy Holyfield of Columbus, Mississippi. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Baldwin; one son, William Charles Stobaugh; three sisters, Mildred Baskins, Margie Stokes and Mary Kennard; two brothers, Bob Stobaugh and Lyndon Stobaugh; and one granddaughter; Sara Leija.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 14, 2013, after 4:30 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 5:3 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Jim Colvett of Matthews, Missouri officiating.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the  Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Center Ridge, Arkansas with Walton Weaver of Beaumont, Texas officiating 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.

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Last Updated on August 13th 2013 03:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Steven Lee McRoy
August 11th 2013 06:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Steven Lee McRoy

Steven Lee McRoy, Son of Richard and Carol McRoy, was born on April 13, 1968 in Sikeston and departed this life in his residence at Bloomfield on August 10, 2013 at the age of 45.

Steve graduated from Dexter High School in 1987 after having a transplanted kidney from his mother in December of 1985.

He loved being on his Grandpa and Grandma’s farm.  His Grandpa Don, trained him for his chosen profession of painting houses.  Steve did this until 2010, when his health forced him to give up what he truly loved to do because he got to meet many people.

Steve struggled all his life with many health problems, but on September 7, 2008, he accepted the Lord as his Saviour and joined the First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield.  He became an outstanding young man willing to serve God in any way he could and everyone in the Church loved and appreciated Steve.

Steve loved to be outdoors hunting, fishing and camping with Mom, Dad and his many friends. They went to Sam A. Baker Park a lot and that is where his Dad taught him to swim.

Mom and Dad always took him on trips, from Dogpatch in Arkansas to Branson Silver Dollar City, Memphis Zoo, Six Flags, Opryland or to Cardinal ballgames. He loved NASCAR races and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt.

Steve was a wonderful son and Carol and Richard were very blessed to have him and there was nothing they would not do for him.  He was their life to Breathe for.

His grandparents were the late Don and Virginia Reiter and Clarence and Wanda McRoy.

He had two special friends from birth, D.L. and Fern Douglas: a cousin, Rhonda Beardsley of Yelm, Washington: an aunt, Teresa Rushin of Poplar Bluff.

Steve loved and appreciated all of his church family.

Carol and Richard can’t thank everyone enough for the outpouring of love, prayers and hospital visits during the months of July and August for their son, Steve.

Friends may call at the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M., Monday, August 12, 2013.

Funeral services will then be conducted at 2:00 P.M. in the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield with Rev. Ronnie Stevens and Rev. Greg Stevens officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First General Baptist Church, 501 Christian Drive, Bloomfield, Missouri  63825.

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Last Updated on August 11th 2013 06:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Vernon Dale Belcher
August 11th 2013 06:06 pm by Dee Loflin
Vernon Dale Belcher

Vernon Dale Belcher, son of JoAnn Cookson Belcher of Dexter and the late Vernon Leon Belcher, was born on April 22, 1961 in Dexter, Missouri and passed away in the Emergency Room of SoutheastHealth of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on August 10, 2013 at the age of 52 years.

Mr. Belcher was the manager of Dexter Billiards and was a resident of Dexter.

In addition to his mother, survivors include one brother, James Elbert Belcher of Dexter, and by three sisters, Lori Ann Davis of Dexter, Beverly Sue Frymire of Bloomfield and Linda Jonell Ruser of Puxico.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie Ray Belcher and Lonnie Ray Belcher.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00 A. M. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Roy Sherfield officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. 

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Last Updated on August 11th 2013 06:06 pm by Dee Loflin
Veleta Frances Pierce Stutts
August 11th 2013 04:47 pm by Dee Loflin
Veleta Frances Pierce Stutts

Veleta Frances Pierce Stutts, 81 of rural Dexter died at home on August 10, 2013.

She was born to Mary Alice Gann Pierce and Jesse Davis Pierce on August 9, 1932 in Blytheville, Arkansas.

On May 24, 1949 she married James “Al” Stutts at the Stutts home in Dexter, Missouri.

Veleta graduated from Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953, from SEMO with a BA in Business Education in 1971 and received her MA in teaching from SEMO in 1980.

From 1967 – 1968, Al, Veleta and their 3 children lived in Belize City, British Honduras.  Over the years, Al and Veleta returned many times to Belize and also hosted numerous visitors from Belize in their Dexter home.

Veleta was a business teacher at Puxico, Dexter and Richland High Schools.   She was instrumental in establishing Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in both Dexter and Richland.  She was Teacher of the Year in 1987.  She was a member of Business and Professional Womens’ Club and was Woman of the Year in 1978.  She was a member of CTA, MSTA, NBEA, MBEA, AVA and MVA. 

For 10 years she was on the MSTA Southeast District Public Relations Committee.  She was a member of Retired Teachers Associations and Heartland Quilters Guild and also served as President of the guild.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dexter and enjoyed singing in the choir, including 12 of the FBC Christmas Pageants.  She also sang with the Claremore, Oklahoma choir throughout Europe and at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Veleta is survived by her husband, Al Stutts, by one son and wife, Mark and Charlotte Stutts of Essex, Missouri; by two daughters and husband, Mike and Debra Ebner of Dexter, Missouri and Lisa Roberts of Dexter, Missouri; by one granddaughter, Jacqueline Owens of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and by two sisters and husband Wafe and Virginia Reed of Dexter, Missouri and Bettye Braun of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Geraldine Hamilton and Reba Lois Eslinger and by six brothers, James Elvin Hood, Jesse Burette Pierce, Dewey Lee Pierce, Wilburn Ray Pierce, Franklin Delano Pierce and James Russell Pierce.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 P.M. until 3:00 P. M. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. 

Funeral services will then be held at 3:00 P. M. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Dr. Steve Easterwood officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.

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Last Updated on August 11th 2013 04:47 pm by Dee Loflin
Anthony Gene Dement
August 08th 2013 02:17 pm by Dee Loflin
Anthony Gene Dement

Anthony Gene Dement, son of Wanda Hampton Grubbs and David Grubbs of Dexter, was born on November 12, 1972 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on August 8, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 40 years.

Mr. Dement attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter and was a former utility worker for Robertson, Inc. in Poplar Bluff.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by one son, David Anthony Dement of Cape Girardeau; by one daughter, Mary Rhinnon Dement of Poplar Bluff; by his companion, Star Porter and her daughter, Makayla R. Pruitt of the home; by three brothers, Charles Dean Grubbs and Jesse Brian Barnes both of Dexter and Ronnie Dement of Ellington; and by one sister, Robin Hedrick Dement of Ellington.

Friends may call at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Lighthouse Christian Center with the Rev. Tim Russell officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter.

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Last Updated on August 08th 2013 02:17 pm by Dee Loflin
Clyde E. Laird, Jr.
August 07th 2013 02:08 pm by Dee Loflin
Clyde E. Laird, Jr.

Clyde E. Laird Jr., son of the late Clyde E. Laird Sr. and Martha Rice Laird was born on June 12, 1954 at Dexter and departed this life on August 6, 2013 in his residence at Idalia at the age of 59.

Mr. Laird was of the Baptist faith, a former tow motor driver for Purolator Filter Company in Dexter, enjoyed fishing and was a resident of Idalia.

He was united in marriage to Veda Wamble on April 3, 1976 at Essex, Mrs. Laird survives of the home at Idalia.

Besides his wife, survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Cathy Laird of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina: by one daughter, Misty Laird of the home in Idalia: by two brothers, Sam Laird of Wappapello and Lyndell Laird of Advance, Missouri: by one sister, Loretta Whittley of Bloomfield.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo Laird, Leon Laird and Larry Laird: by one sister, Nola Hoggard.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., Friday, August 9, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 10, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Cheney officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

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Last Updated on August 07th 2013 03:28 pm by Dee Loflin
Paul Rinck IV
August 06th 2013 09:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Paul Rinck IV

Paul Rinck IV, a resident of Dexter, died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 37.  He was born September 30, 1975.

Visitation for Mr. Rinck will be conducted on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. with funeral services conducted at 6 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. 

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the 18 Fore Life Charity Foundation, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO 63841.

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Last Updated on August 06th 2013 09:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Elvis Alexander Mooney, Jr.
August 06th 2013 04:46 pm by Dee Loflin
Elvis Alexander Mooney, Jr.

Elvis “Chip” Alexander Mooney Jr. son of the late Elvis A. Mooney Sr. and Edna Lois Mooney was born on August 8, 1957 in the Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau and passed away on August 2, 2013 at the SoutheastHealth Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 55.

Elvis lived his whole life in the Bloomfield area.  He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and later a M.A. in community counseling.  He graduated from St. Louis University with a J.D. Law Degree.  He and his father owned and practiced in Mooney and Mooney Law Firm for many years.  Elvis became a community counselor at the end of his working career.  He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153.  He was also a member of the American Seed Saver Association.

On August 31, 1985 he was united in marriage to Regena Suzette Waltrip at the Calvary General Baptist Church in Kennett.  Mrs. Mooney survives of the family residence.

Besides his wife he is survived by one sister, Kathryn Skelton of Bloomfield; by one nephew Robert “Alex” Barney and by one great-nephew, Oliver Barney.

There will be a public grave-side service conducted on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield with Rev. Sue Welborn officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home %P.O. Box 164, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or the American Kidney Fund.

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Last Updated on August 06th 2013 04:46 pm by Dee Loflin
Roger Stephen Quinton
August 05th 2013 03:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Roger Stephen Quinton

Roger Stephen Quinton, the son of the late George M. and Wilma Imogene Shell Quinton, was born in Dexter, Missouri on April 24, 1945, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on August 5, 2013, at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 12 days.

He had lived in Dexter, Missouri all of his life. He was a musician and played the guitar at many area locations. He had worked at IXL as a machine operator.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Walker Malden, Missouri and Kimberly Adkins of Pollard, Arkansas; three sons, Stephen Quinton of Dexter, Missouri, Robert Quinton of Vincennes, Indiana, and Christopher Quinton of Washington, Indiana; three brothers, James Quinton of Bloomfield, Gary Quinton of Sikeston, Bob Quinton of Grandin, Missouri; a sister, Ellen Maghrabi of Albany, Oregon; and fifteen grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Anna Mae Quinton.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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.

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Last Updated on August 05th 2013 03:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Dora Annabelle Bissel
August 03rd 2013 03:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Dora Annabelle Bissel
Dora Annabelle Bissel, daughter of the late Guy and Minnie Ross Bissel, was born on April 27, 1925, in Newport, Arkansas and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Malden on August 3, 2013, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 7 days.

She had been a resident of Southeast Missouri all her life and had worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory. She was of the Pentecostal Faith.
She is survived by one sister, Hazel Swindel of Lilbourn; one brother, J. C. Bissel of Parma. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Bissel and one sister, Ella Mae Bissel.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma.

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on August 03rd 2013 03:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Ansel M. Clay
August 03rd 2013 01:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Ansel M. Clay

Ansel M. Clay, son of the late William S. Clay and Nannie B. Farish Clay, was born on October 3, 1919 in Stalo, Mississippi and passed away on August 2, 2013 at SoutheastHealth of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 93 years.

Mr. Clay attended the Risen Church in Dexter, was a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge #532 and was a resident of Dexter.  He was a farmer and had worked in the maintenance department of American Bakery in St. Louis. 

On February 3, 1941, he was united in marriage to Margaret Phegley in Parma, Missouri.  Mrs. Clay resides at the home.

He is survived by two sons, James Robert Clay and his wife, Carolyn,  of Sikeston, Jerry Clay and his wife, Junie, of Dexter; by one daughter, Sara Mae Knight and her husband, Vearl, of Eureka, Missouri; by one brother, Welton Clay of Iverness, Florida; by two sisters, Rosemary Roberts of Poplar Bluff and Margaret Bailey of Milledgeville, Georiga; by ten grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wilson Gary Clay and one grandson, Matthew Haley.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted on August 5, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

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Last Updated on August 03rd 2013 01:56 pm by Dee Loflin
Doris Jean Robinson
August 02nd 2013 01:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Doris Jean Robinson

Doris Jean Robinson, daughter of the late Imogene Jenkins, was born on March 21, 1933 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on August 1, 2013 at the age of 80 years.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of the First Christian Church of Dexter, a lifelong resident of Dexter and a homemaker.

On February 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Rudolph “Rudy” Robinson in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Robinson preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.

She is survived by two sons, John Robinson, and his wife, Nona, and Mark Robinson and his wife, Rhonda, all of Dexter; by one daughter, Sue Stoner and her husband,  Loyd, of Sikeston; by one brother, Bobby Lynn Jenkins of Dexter; and by four grandchildren, Christopher Glenn, Natalie Herring, Luke Robinson and Jacob Robinson; and by seven great-grandchildren, Preston Glenn, Paige Glenn, Parker Brown, Lilly Kate Brown, Rigby Herring, Hudson Herring and Lucy Thornton.

In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Sonny Jenkins.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kenny Rogers Children's Center, 300 Floyd Avenue, Sikeston, MO 63801.

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Last Updated on August 02nd 2013 01:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Jeanette Satterfield
August 01st 2013 03:09 pm by Dee Loflin
Jeanette Satterfield

Jeanette Satterfield, daughter of the late Bernard Harold Cravens and Syble Hill Cravens was born on January 13, 1931 at Fisk and departed this life in her residence at Dexter on July 31, 2013 at the age 82.

Mrs. Satterfield was the former co-owner with her husband of Satterfield Salvage, Satterfield Skating Rinks in Dexter and Sikeston and the Go-Kart Track in Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Zural Satterfield on October 4, 1949 at Piggott, Arkansas. Mr. Satterfield preceded her in death on November 10, 1981.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Cindy Satterfield of Dexter: by two daughters, Ann Smith and husband Jerry of Dexter and Corliss Persfull of Bentonville, Arkansas: by five grandchildren, Billy Fowler and wife Beth, Shelly Brooks and husband Wes, Drew Satterfield, Jessica Satterfield and Jordan Persfull: by one great-granddaughter, Gracyn Fowler: by one brother, Chester Cravens and wife Marceline of Dexter:  by two sisters, Shirley Ann Jones of St. Petersburg, Florida and Carolyn Sue Boone and husband John of Charleston, South Carolina.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Saturday, August 3, 2013. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Smiles of Hope, P.O. Box 857, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P.O. Box 164, Dexter, Missouri 63841.

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Last Updated on August 01st 2013 03:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Frank Junior Bolin
July 31st 2013 04:20 pm by Dee Loflin
Frank Junior Bolin

Frank Junior Bolin, son of the late Marion Frank Bolin and Bertha Mapps Bolin, was born on August 10, 1929 in Lake City, Arkansas and passed away on July 30, 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 83 years.

 

Mr. Bolin worked as a farmer, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a resident of Essex, Missouri.

 

On December 23, 1950 he was united in marriage to Doris Hill in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Bolin survives of the home.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stanley Bolin and his wife, Donna, of Dexter and Chris Bolin of Essex.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Pringle and Daisy Sielert.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Rick Roberts officiating.

 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Missouri.

 

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home Memorial Tribute Fund, P. O. Box 164, Dexter, Missouri  63841.


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Last Updated on July 31st 2013 04:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Merlin Ray Mason
July 31st 2013 10:03 am by Dee Loflin
Merlin Ray Mason

Merlin Ray Mason, son of Vera Mae Bess Mason and the late Harvey L. Mason, was born near Advance, Missouri on March 22, 1943, and passed away at the Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on July 28, 2013, at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Mr. Mason had lived most of his life in Dexter, Missouri and had worked in the Dairy Business, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter.

On June 22, 1963, he was married to Phyllis Davis near Bell City, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Mason of Dexter; two sons and spouses, Tim & Donna Mason of Dexter, Chris & Janet Mason of Arnold; five grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Elliott, Jackson, Riley, Mabree and Davis Mason; his mother, Vera Mason of Bell City; one brother and spouse, Ronald & Jan Mason of Sikeston. Other in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends survive.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kenny Qualls of Fenton, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.

Memorials may be made to 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO  63841

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 31st 2013 10:03 am by Dee Loflin
Terry Temples
July 29th 2013 04:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Terry Temples

Terry Temples, daughter of the late James Coleman Walker and Irene Arnold Walker was born on September 21, 1938 in Gideon, Missouri and departed this life on July 27, 2013 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 74 years.

Mrs. Temples was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter, Missouri

Survivors include one son, Brian Temples of Little Rock, Arkansas; two daughters, Belinda Johnson of Dexter and Theresa Gallegos of San Jose, California; by one brother, Bryce Walker of Ozark, Missouri; by five grandchildren, Miranda Johnson, Nicole Schaefer, Jessica Gallegos, Brian Temples Jr., and Victoria Temples; also by one great- granddaughter, Ava Schaefer.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Rhien and Betty Regan.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Rich Lee officiating.

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Last Updated on July 29th 2013 04:43 pm by Dee Loflin
William Edward Alexander
July 29th 2013 04:21 pm by Dee Loflin
William Edward Alexander

William “Bill” Edward Alexanderson of the late Clyde and Ruby Lockhart Alexander was born on November 23, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on July 27, 2013 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80.


He was a Veteran of the United States Navy where he served on the USS Rochester operating in Korean water from 1952-1955.  He served on the USS Toledo in the Pacific area from 1955-1956.  After his service to the Navy, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in many locations including Guam and the Tuy-Hoa Air Base in Republic South Vietnam.  He retired from the military in 1973. 


He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.  He was the past commander of the Nixa VFW, American Legion post #382 in Bloomfield, American Legion post #59 in Dexter.  He also served as the vice commander of the American Legion District 14. 


He was a thirty-second degree Mason and served as the Worshipful Master of Dexter Lodge #532 AF & AM.  He was a member of the Eastern Star #311. 


He was also a past member of the Stoddard County Honor Guard and a current member of the  American Legion Post #59 Honor Guard.


On June 25, 1986 he was united in marriage to Virginia “Gigi” Coker in Malden.  Mrs. Alexander survives of their home in Dexter.


Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Joe and wife Sonja Alexander of Panama City, Florida; by two daughters, Shelly and husband Gary Rusher of Dexter and Sharon Featherston of Dexter; by one step-son, Gary and wife Terri Worley of Puxico; by one step-daughter, Gina and husband Rick Gross of Newnan, Georgia; by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, Robby Maddox, by one brother, Winfred Proffer and by one sister, Francis Hart Stafford.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Masonic service at 7:00 P.M.


Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Deacon Jim Long officiating.


Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Full Military Honors.


In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the 18 Fore Life % Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Missouri 63841.


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Last Updated on July 30th 2013 08:41 am by Dee Loflin
Paulette Cobb
July 29th 2013 02:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Paulette Cobb

Paulette Cobb daughter of the late Curtis Orr and Pauline Ergle Orr Matheny was born on January 1, 1952 in Matthews, Missouri and died on July 27, 2013 at her daughter’s residence in Gray Ridge at the age of 61.

Mrs. Cobb was a seam welder for Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and was a resident of Bernie.

On June 11, 1967 she was united in marriage to Leon Cobb in New Madrid, Missouri.  Mr. Cobb preceded her in death on August 15, 2006.

She is survived by three sons, Jeffery Leon Cobb and his wife Patricia of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Anthony Eugene Cobb of Bernie and Justin Dewayne Cobb and his wife Bobbie of Canalou, Missouri; by one daughter, Paula Vaughn and husband Jeffery of Gray Ridge and by nine grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son in infancy; by three brothers, Johnny Orr, J. C. Orr and Curtis Orr; by one half -brother and by one half sister.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

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Last Updated on July 29th 2013 02:33 pm by Dee Loflin
Louie William Watson
July 29th 2013 11:41 am by Dee Loflin
Louie William Watson

Louie William "Pete" Watson, son of the late Triss and Fannie Lane Watson, was born near Bernie, Missouri on March 8, 1924, and passed away at the Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas on July 27, 2013, at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 19 days.

Mr. Watson, a resident of Dexter, had lived in Bloomfield, Missouri the majority of his life. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, Missouri.

On December 1, 1944, he was married to Bonnie Jean Wilmath in Piggott, Arkansas.

Surviving are his wife of 671/2 years, Bonnie Jean Watson of Dexter, Missouri; two sons and wife, Larry Watson of Bloomfield, Mike & Judy Watson of Benton, Arkansas; two daughters and husbands, Brenda & Buck Hamlin of Pevely, Missouri, Saundra & Glynn Holt of Jefferson City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Lamunion and Beautone Smith; and five brothers, Bob, Jerry, Jack, Gary and Bill Watson. Other relatives and many friends survive to mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by one sister, Coleen Watson, and three brothers, Everett, Chester and Jim Watson.

Friends may call on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with the Rev. Ron Dunivan of Monette, Arkansas officiating.

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

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

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home - P O BOX 22 - Bloomfield MO  63825           573 568 4500.

 

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Last Updated on July 29th 2013 11:42 am by Dee Loflin
Angela D. Scroggins
July 29th 2013 10:34 am by Dee Loflin
Angela D. Scroggins

Angela D. Scroggins daughter of the late Gary Allen and Marian Susan Allen of Dexter was born on January 10, 1977 in Poplar Bluff and passed away on July 27, 2013 at Southeast Health of Stoddard County at the age of 36.

Mrs. Scroggins was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.

On July 22, 2011 she was united in marriage to Thomas Scroggins at Bloomfield.  Mr. Scroggins survives of their residence in Dexter.

Besides her mother she is survived by her brother, Garrett Allen of Dexter; by her step-mother, Rona Allen of Bloomfield; by three step-sisters, Paula Rogers of Lowndes, Missouri, Ashley Isaac of Dexter and Morgan Isaac of Bloomfield and by her mother and father in law, Roberta and Earl Scroggins of Dexter.

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

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Last Updated on July 29th 2013 10:37 am by Dee Loflin
Robert C. Crow
July 29th 2013 08:42 am by Dee Loflin
Robert C. Crow

Robert C. Crow son of the late Grover Crow and Martha Rosa McCain Crow was born on October 5, 1923 in Bernie and passed away on July 28, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 89.

Mr. Crow was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church, a farmer, former owner of Crow MFA Service Station in Bernie, a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, a member of the Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post #59, a member of the Kenady-Hanks Military Honor Guard, a sixty year member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge #573 and a resident of Dexter.

He was united in marriage to Helen Cox on November 9, 1946 at Bernie.  Mrs. Crow  preceded him in death on April 13, 2005.  He then married Ruth Thomas on February 14, 2007 near Essex.  She preceded him in death on September 14, 2011.

He is survived by three sons, Phillip and Donna Crow, Terry and Kathy Crow and Bobby Crow all of Dexter: by one daughter, Donna and Al Roberts of Bloomfield: by one step-son, Lawrence and Chris Garrett of Blackstone,Virginia: by one step-daughter, Gloria Hampton of Dexter: by five brothers, Cleo Crow of Warrenton, Grover C. Crow Jr. of Dixon, California, Glen Crow of Titusville, Florida, Louis Crow of Volo, Illinois and Clyde Crow of Clio, Michigan: by two sisters, Lorene Parris of West Plains and Loreda Low of Dexter: by fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Shelby Crow, Wenzil Crow, Denzil Crow, Paul Crow and Kenneth Crow: by one sister, Nettie Lou Fralick: by one grandson, Sean Crow.

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. 

Following the Masonic service, friends may call until 1:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Buck Cruse officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with Full Military Honors.

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Last Updated on July 29th 2013 08:43 am by Dee Loflin
James Bledsoe
July 26th 2013 03:23 pm by Dee Loflin
James Bledsoe
James Bledsoe, son of the late Wesley Hugh and Martha Adeline "Addie" Clayton Bledsoe, was born in Marmaduke, Arkansas on September 12, 1925, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri on July 25, 2013, at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 12 days.

Mr. Bledsoe had lived most of his life in Dexter, Missouri. He had worked at Brown Sand & Gravel before he retired. He was a member of the Ark of Hope Church in Dexter.

On July 30, 1961 he was married to Dorothy Mae Wood in Pigott, Arkansas.

Surviving are four daughters, Charlene Peterson of Chicago, Illinois, Sandra Bledsoe of Chicago, Illinois, Debra Morse of Dexter, Missouri, and Nelda Poeppelmeyer of Bloomfield, Missouri; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one brother, Remble Bledsoe of Advance, Missouri; one sister, Margie Anthony of Dexter, Missouri.  Other relatives and friends survive.

He was preceded in death by one son, Cecil Robbins; one daughter, Connie Robbins; one grandson, Stephen Jones; two sisters, Rhoda Jane White and Betty Jo Maddox; and three brothers, Murel, Earl, and Robie Bledsoe.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Bishop Ronnie Webb of Poplar Bluff, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.

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

Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 26th 2013 03:24 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth Eugene McCollough, Sr.
July 25th 2013 11:37 am by Dee Loflin
Kenneth Eugene McCollough, Sr.

Kenneth Eugene McCollough, Sr., son of the late Francis McCollough and Hattie Sheehy McCollough, was born on August 30, 1935 in Rural Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on July 23, 2013 at St. John’s Place in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 77 years.

 

Mr. McCollough was a former resident of Dexter and was presently residing in St. Louis.  He worked as a machine operator for 7 UP in St. Louis and was a service station owner in Dexter.

 

He is survived by one son, Kenneth E. McCollough, Jr. and his wife Bridget of Fenton, Missouri; by one daughter, Vickie McCollough of Wildwood, Missouri;  by five grandchildren, Erin Bentley and her husband, Ryan, of Chesterfield, Missouri, Meghan Posloksy of Jefferson City, Missouri, Tyler Poslosky of Wildwood, Missouri, Ariel McCollough of Seattle, Washington and Kasha McCollough of Albuquerque, New Mexico; by two great-grandchildren, Parker and Caroline Bentley; and by one sister, Ruth Ann McCullough of Dexter.  He is also survived by his life long friend and brother-in-law, James Farr of Chesterfield, Missouri.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lane McCollough; four brothers, John F. McCollough, Alfred L. McCollough, Bud McCollough and Howard McCollough; and by two sisters, Dorothy Mathews and Joy Agnes McCollough.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel.

 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


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Last Updated on July 25th 2013 11:37 am by Dee Loflin
Charles Lee Petty
July 23rd 2013 11:02 am by Dee Loflin
Charles Lee Petty

Charles Lee Petty, son of the late Emilee Marie Burris Petty was born on December 22, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on July 22, 2013 at his residence in Essex at the age of 79.


Mr. Petty was raised by Earnest and Lura Burris with their son Bob Barrett when he moved to Dexter early in his childhood.


He was retired from MODOT where he worked for thirty-seven years as a construction inspector.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army National Guard where he served for forty-one years.  He was a deacon and treasurer at the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and loved to play golf and bowl.  He loved and supported his family in every endeavor they pursued in life.


On December 27, 1955 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Swinger in Frisco, Missouri.  Mrs. Petty preceded him in death on February 12, 2007.


He is survived by one son, Daniel Lee Petty of Essex; by one daughter, Marie Froman of Patterson, Missouri; by four grandchildren, Shelly Woodland, Chris Froman, LaTonia Simpson and Zach Petty and by nine great-grandchildren.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.


Funeral services will then be conducted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold Gass officiating.


Internment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.


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Last Updated on July 23rd 2013 11:02 am by Dee Loflin
Charles Albert Lewis
July 22nd 2013 02:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Albert Lewis

Charles Albert Lewis, the son of the late Elmer George and Edith Ethal Matteson Lewis, was born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 17, 1937, and passed away at his home in Dexter, Missouri on July 20, 2013, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 3 days.

He had moved to Dexter in 1979, he lived in Villa Ridge, Missouri from 1995 until 2000 when he returned to Dexter. He was of the Catholic faith and had served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a tool and die maker by profession working at Purolator Products in Dexter for 18 years and the Chrysler Plant in Fenton, Missouri for 5 years until he retired in January of 2000. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, camping, and fishing.

On October 18, 1980, he was married to Linda June Kidd in Dexter, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Lewis of Dexter, Missouri; one son and wife, Jeff & Ruth Lewis of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; three daughters and husband, Dolores Barriner of Dixon, Missouri, Ann Quigley of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Lisa & Shannon Wren of Greenville, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one sister, May Machin of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday July 25, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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.

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Last Updated on July 22nd 2013 02:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Evalee McGowen
July 18th 2013 04:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Evalee McGowen

Evalee McGowen, daughter of the late Harley and Marie Mitchell Maddox, was born in Dudley, Missouri on March 1, 1927, and passed away at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico, Missouri on July 17, 2013, at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 16 days.

She was a life long resident of Puxico and was a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville. She enjoyed painting, making dolls, sewing, quilting and all types of crafts..

On June 15, 1946, she was married to Thomas Wesley McGowen in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2001.

Surviving are one son, Rick McGowen of Marble Hill, Missouri; two daughters and husbands, Vicki & Larry Barnfield of Puxico, Missouri, Robin & Armando Martinez of Springdale, Arkansas; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Maddox of Texas. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Seth Keena and one brother, Bill Maddox.

Visitation will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 after 9:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Bro. Terry Stockman of Sikeston, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico 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


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Last Updated on July 18th 2013 04:46 pm by Dee Loflin
Madeline Westmorlan
July 18th 2013 04:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Madeline Westmorlan

Madeline Westmorlan, daughter of the late James Robert Fowler and Pearl Iva Cecil Fowler, was born on March 15, 1927, in Risco, Missouri and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Missouri on July 17, 2013, at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 2 days.

She was raised in Risco and been a resident of Essex and Dexter, Missouri most of her life. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had been a cook and had worked for the public schools, The Pig, Polly's Drive Inn and The Dairy House before she retired.

On April 6, 1946, she was married to Leroy "Lee" Westmorlan in Cardwell, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1995.

She is survived by one son, David Lee Westmorlan of Diehlstadt, Missouri; two daughters, Darla Kay McMullin of Essex, Missouri, Cheryl Bowling of Bloomfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kristi Sanders and Brad Bowling both of Bloomfield, Amber Duley of Dudley, Sonya Thurman of Cape Girardeau and Seth Westmorlan of Diehlstadt; five great grandchildren, Paige Bowling, Tait Sanders and Brody Bowling all of Bloomfield, Lincoln and Ariana Duley both of Dudley; and one sister, Judy Rice of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son in infancy, Danny Lee Westmorlan, six brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Clyde Jacques and Bro. Travis Quertermous officiating.

Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

 

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Last Updated on July 18th 2013 04:39 pm by Dee Loflin
Don Briggs
July 18th 2013 03:26 pm by Dee Loflin
Don Briggs
Don Briggs, the son of the late Walter Edward and Edna Mae McCowen Briggs, was born in Creve Coeur, Missouri on March 8, 1954, and passed away at his home in Dexter, Missouri on July 17, 2013, at the age of 59 years.

He had lived in Creve Coeur, Brentwood, Lake St. Louis, and DeSoto, Missouri before moving to Dexter in 2002.  he was a member of the first Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a member of the Rotary Club in Wentzville.  He was a licensed Ham Radio Operator and held a patent on an ice detection system that is used on bridges and airport runways.  He was a network engineer at Battles Xtreme Networks in Dexter.

On November 1, 1996 he was married to Heidi M. Delbo.

Surviving are his wife, Heidi Briggs of Dexter, Missouri; one son, James Briggs of Fayette, Missouri; two daughters, Colleen Fassler of Washington, Missouri, Kati Briggs of Dexter, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Joseph Stonecipher of Washington, Athan and David Briggs of Fayett, Ahrianna Settle of Union, Stephanie Manning of Texas, Elizabeth, Danielle and Matthew Fassler all of Washington; one great grandson, Landon Manning; and one sister, Dottie Jackson of Wentzville, Missouri.  Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Steve Easterwood of Dexter officiating.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Last Updated on July 18th 2013 03:41 pm by Dee Loflin
Leland Edward Harper
July 17th 2013 12:53 pm by Dee Loflin
Leland Edward Harper

Leland Edward "Butch" Harper, Age 68, a resident of Matthews, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.

Born July 18, 1944, at Maynard, Arkansas, to Hester Willadean Templeton Harper, who survives of Matthews, MO and the late Leland F. Harper, he had lived in Southeast Missouri most of his life and was a graduate of Anniston High School. He had been employed as a farmer and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was of the Methodist Belief and was a U.S. Army having served in Vietnam.

In 1967, he married Barbara Deason, who survives of the Dexter.

Also surviving are: two sons and daughters in law, Paul Wayne and Candy Harper of Essex, MO and Chad Edward and Ruby Harper of Hermann, MO; four brothers, Billy Harper of Sikeston; Bobby Harper and James R. Harper of Matthews and Ricky Lee Harper of Benton; five sisters, Linda Bagwell of Sieverville, TN; Patricia Branum of Enville, TN, Debbie Lynn Stewart and Mary Ellen Calhoun of Sikeston and Barbara Jean Yancy of Matthews; six grandchildren, Skyler Wayne Harper, Alexis Harper, Austin Harper, Landon Harper, Grant Patterson and Bailey Vance; one great granddaughter, Brylee Grace Head.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Dean Shaffer.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Rev. Herman Morse, will officiate.

Graveside services with full military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Harper Cemetery near Maynard, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be: Stanley Harris, Timmy Curtis, Billy Harper, Justin Harper, Matthew Harper and Ryan Harper.

 

 


Last Updated on July 17th 2013 12:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Betsy Louise Gregory
July 16th 2013 03:24 pm by Dee Loflin
Betsy Louise Gregory

Betsy Louise Gregory, daughter of the late James Turnbough and Martie Jane McGee Foxworth, was born on October 13, 1932, in Parma, Missouri and passed away at her home in Pevely, Missouri on July 14, 2013, at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 1 days.

She had been a resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri before moving to Pevely in 1961. She was a member of the Victory Christain Church in Pevely, Missouri. She had worked as a secretary at Browning Arms.

On October 9, 1954, she was married to Denzil G. Gregory in Hernando, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Denzil G. Gregory of Pevely, Missouri; one son, Wayne Gregory of Warrenton, Missouri; two daughters, Debbie Harter of Pevely, Missouri and Cheryl Robinson of Oakville, Missouri; ten grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, after 10:45 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.

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

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Servicewww.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 16th 2013 03:24 pm by Dee Loflin
Johnny L. Peacock
July 16th 2013 08:42 am by Dee Loflin
Johnny L. Peacock

Johnny L. Peacock, son of the late Albert Peacock and Ethel Crews Peacock was born on February 11, 1930 in Steele, Missouri and departed this life on July 11, 2013 at his residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 83 years old.

Mr. Peacock was a former employee for Stampers Food Service in Macon, Missouri, of the Pentecostal Faith, a resident of Dexter and a Veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include four sons, Scott Peacock of Shelbina, Missouri, Jimmie Peacock of Booneville, Missouri, Jerry Peacock of Dexter, Missouri, and Philip Peacock of Buffalo, New York; by one daughter Rena Johnson of Round Rock, Texas; one brother, Gene Peacock of New Madrid, Missouri; also by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Peacock and John Randal Peacock; by two brothers, William Peacock and Lonnie Peacock; by two sisters, Mary Joyce Peacock and Alice Peacock; also by one grandson, Justin Peacock.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:30 until 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jim Traughber officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery with full Military Honors.

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Last Updated on July 16th 2013 08:42 am by Dee Loflin
Nola C. Hoggard
July 15th 2013 09:49 am by Dee Loflin
Nola C. Hoggard

Nola C. Hoggard,daughter of the late Clyde, Sr. and Martha Rice Laird, was born on March 4, 1949, and passed away at her home in Advance on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 8 days.

She had been a resident of Southeast Missouri all her life and had lived in Advance the past 17 years. She was of the General Baptist Faith.

On May 23, 1997, she was married to Michel D. Hoggard in Wayne Co., Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Michel D. Hoggard of Advance; two sons, Richard Walker of Bernie, Jerry Walker of Dexter; one step-son, Allen Hoggard of Helena, Montana; three grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Whitley of Bloomfield; three brothers, Lyndell Laird of Advance, Sam Laird of Wappapello and Clyde Laird, Jr. of Bloomfield. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Laverne Leon and Larry Laird.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Stan Hargus officiating.

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

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 15th 2013 10:44 am by Dee Loflin
Ann Mallory
July 14th 2013 10:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Ann Mallory


Ann Mallory, daughter of the late Exkil & Theresa Robinson Jensen, was bornon January 5, 1923, in Brayton, Iowa and passed away at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on July 14, 2013, at the age of 90 years, 6months and 9 days.

She had lived the past 70 years in Dexter. She was a member of the LivingWaters Worship Center in Bloomfield, Missouri. She had worked at the Dexter Hospital for 33 years as the Environmental Supervisor.

On February 28, 1974, she was married to Mac Mallory in Dexter, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Mac Mallory of Dexter; three sons, HowardGosnell of Nevada, Missouri, Terry Mallory of Nashville, Tennessee, Jeff Mallory of Winchester, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; one brother, Marvin Jenson of Sikeston. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Candice AnnSelleck; three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. atthe Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. atthe Living Waters Worship Center in Bloomfield with the Rev. James Hook of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.

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

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

Watkins & Sons Funeral Servicewww.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 15th 2013 11:58 pm by Staff Writer
Marvin Leroy Gilbee
July 14th 2013 10:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Marvin Leroy Gilbee

Marvin Leroy Gilbee, son of the late Cleo and Edna Gilbee, was born on May 14, 1941, in McDougar, Arkansas and lost his battle to cancer at his home in Overland, Missouri July 13, 2013, at the age of 72 years.

He was married to Mary Goad.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Gilbee of Overland; one daughter and husband, Tonya & John Charlton of Overland; three sons and wife, David Goad and Terry Goad both of Overland, Mark & Sherry Goad of Union, Missouri; one brother and wife, Odis & Norma Gilbee of Marmaduke, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death his sister, Adavee Pillows.

Friends may visit on Tuesday July 16, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 16, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

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

Memorials can be made to Mary Gilbee, 2419 Merribrook Lane, O’Fallon MO 63368.

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

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home - P O BOX 22 - Bloomfield MO  63825

chilescooper@nwcable.netor phone 573 568 4500.

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Last Updated on July 15th 2013 11:58 pm by Staff Writer
Tom Terry
July 13th 2013 12:06 am by Dee Loflin
Tom Terry

Tommy Bennett Terry, son of the late James Everett Terry and Ora B. Jaques Terry was born October 17, 1936 in Kennett and died July 8 at the age of 76 years.


On August 25, 1964 he married Helen Jones in Kennett. She preceded him in death.


Tommy served in the U.S. Army. He was the second-oldest living member of the American Mountain Men Association.

 

He was also a lifetime member of Crowley's Ridge Black Powder Club of Dexter, Missouri, Civil War Group, Rats in the Corn 1840’s Woodswalk Member, and assisted Jim DeReign with the 1840 Explorer Club, which is part of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

He is survived by three daughters, Michele Jones (Sid) of Kennett, Janet Brodrick (Lendal) of Greenway, Ark., and Kay Wormington (Rick) of Holiday; one sister, Nancy Akers of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

 

Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.


Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Pastor Tony Wood and Jim DeReign officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

 

Pallbearers will include: Dale Kemp, Alex Hanners, Keith Martin, Danny Davis, Tom Boner, and Dale Hanners. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff and Helen Lake, David Rodgers, C. G. and Ann Edwards, Larry Crowe, Roy and Lula DeLeprechaur, and Melvin Boyer.

 

McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.


Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.

 


Last Updated on July 13th 2013 12:09 am by Dee Loflin
Tracey L. Lesley
July 11th 2013 12:15 pm by Staff Writer
Tracey L. Lesley

Tracey L. Lesley, daughter of Marcia Olson Hufford of Dexter and the late Jerry Hufford, was born on October 4, 1970 in St. Charles, Illinois and departed this life on July 9, 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 42 years.

Mrs. Lesley was a resident of Bernie

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Lacey Cobb of Bernie, Bailey Lesley of Bernie and Autumn Lesley of Dexter; by her significant other, Joe Cobb; by two brothers, Jeremy Hufford of Dexter and Greg Hufford of Herrin, Illinois; by one sister, Kathy McRoy of Bloomfield; and by one grandchild, Rowan Cobb.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dean Williams officiating. 

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Last Updated on July 11th 2013 12:17 pm by Staff Writer
Russell E. Davis
July 10th 2013 01:29 pm by Dee Loflin
Russell E. Davis

Russell E. Davis, the son of the late John J. and Ruby Sherwood Davis, was born in Grayridge, Missouri on July 15, 1931, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Missouri on July 9, 2013, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 24 days.

He had lived in Grayridge all of his life. He had been a farmer and ran the Grocery Store in Grayridge for many years.

In September of 1973 he was married to Johnnie Scott in Jackson, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Johnnie Davis of Grayridge, Missouri; two sons, Michael E. Davis of Grayridge, Steven Davis of Mississippi; one daughter, Vicki West of Raliegh, North Carolina; three grandsons, Jeffery Davis of Puxico, John Davis of Mississippi, Jeremy Russell Davis of Essex; one granddaughter, Mikalyn Johnna Davis of Essex; one great grandchild; one sister, Joyce Barney of O'Fallon, Missouri. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Acorn.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday July 11, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. David Looney of Sikeston, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Essex Cemetery in Essex with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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.

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Last Updated on July 10th 2013 01:29 pm by Dee Loflin
Lowenn Land
July 09th 2013 01:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Lowenn Land

Lowenn Land passed away peacefully in Orange, California on July 6, 2013 at the age of 82. She was born on August 10, 1930 in Benton, Illinois to Martha and Charles Cook (deceased).  She graduated high school in DuQuoin, Illinois and received her bachelors in Music Education from Phillips University in Enid, OK.

She was married to Rev. Stanley Land (deceased) for 48 years. They lived in Republic, Afton and Dexter, Missouri, then Parsons, Kansas, and retired to Neosho, Missouri. Lowenn moved to Fullerton, CA in 2009 to be closer to her grandaughter.

Mrs. Land had been a resident of Dexter, Missouri for 18 years from 1968-1986.

Lowenn is survived by three sons, Doug Land (wife Jamie), of Belton, Missouri; Chris Land of North Hollywood, California; and Kent Land (wife Merlan) of Redondo Beach, California; and her granddaughter, Lorelai Lowenn Land of Redondo Beach, California. 

Lowenn was a wonderful musician and performer who shared her talents generously. She sang and played piano, guitar and marimba, and was a passionate educator who taught music, guitar and chorus for 30 years. She also led choir and youth ministries at Disciples of Christ churches in Dexter, Missouri and Parsons, Kansas. 

Lowenn will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend. Her humor, appreciation for life, positive outlook and strong faith will be her living legacy that affects everyone who ever had the pleasure of getting to know her.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Christian Church of Fullerton, California on Saturday, July 13 at 10am. A graveside service and a celebration of life gathering will be planned for Saturday, July 20 in Neosho, MO. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Stroke Association at Lowenn’s Memorial page.


Last Updated on July 09th 2013 01:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Bill Hardin
July 08th 2013 11:05 am by Dee Loflin
Bill Hardin

Bill Hardin, son of the late Russell Hardin and Mary Louise Elmore Hardin was born on January 30, 1942 in Hickman, Kentucky and passed away on July 6, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 71.

Mr. Hardin worked for General Motors in Michigan; he was a farmer and had worked for the Dudley Special Road District for the past several years.  He was a resident of Dudley and attended the Peoples Full Gospel Church in Dudley.

He is survived by one brother, Bob Hardin of Dudley and by many friends.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. James Tipton officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dudley cemetery.

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Last Updated on July 11th 2013 12:16 pm by Staff Writer
Velma Harris
July 08th 2013 10:19 am by Dee Loflin
Velma Harris

Velma Harris, daughter of the late Harvey Phillips and Bertha Brown Phillips was born on May 28, 1935 at Hayti and departed this life in her residence at Dexter on July 5, 2013 at the age of 77.

Mrs. Harris was of the Baptist Faith, a home-maker and a resident of Dexter.           

She is survived by three daughters,  Sherry (Darrell) Ray of Bloomfield, Debbie Smith of Bloomfield and Bridget (Jimmy) Bowers of Dexter: by five sons, Dale (Tammy) Harris, Robbie (Susan) Harris, Michael (Tamra) Harris, Jason (Samantha) Harris all of Dexter and Brian (Julie) Harris of Poplar Bluff: by one sister, Jenny Willoughby of the State of Michigan: by two brothers, Harvey (Betty) Phillips of  Farmington and Arvell (Linda) Phillips of  Poplar Bluff.

She is also survived by thirty- three grandchildren, Jason Harris, Chris Harris, Nathan Harris, Blake Harris, Brandi Bennett, Marissa Lesley, Arthur Love, Michelle Ray, Dana Degen, Misty Garner, Jamie Kuykendall, Jeremy Conner, Nick Harris, Taylure Harris, Kristy Testa, Mandy Adams, Afton Harris, Kyle Bowers, Brianna Bowers, Zach Bowers, Natasha Harris, Ashley Jones, Tiffany Hernandez, Michael Harris, Jonathan Sullivan, Jacob Curry, Brianna Harris, Emily Harris, Katie Cletcher, Sienna Cletcher, Brittany Harris, Christina Harris and Jeanna Harris: and by thirty- three great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dona Sue Harris: by one son, Ranley Harris: by one granddaughter, Stephanie Harris: by one brother, William “Buddy” Phillips: by five sisters, Patricia Roberts, Ora Burgess, Dorcie Arnold, Hazel Phillips and Mattie Crafton.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home, Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter with Rev. Tim Russell officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

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Last Updated on July 08th 2013 10:20 am by Dee Loflin
Dr. Wayne Wood
July 05th 2013 05:05 pm by Dee Loflin
Dr. Wayne Wood

Dr. Wayne Wood, son of the late Estes Worth Wood and Emily Margaret Johnson Wood, was born on November 11, 1926 in Karnak, Illinois and departed this life on July 3, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 86 years.

Dr. Wood was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter.  He pastored several churches in Southeast Missouri.  He retired as the head of the Education Department at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II. 

On January 13, 1945, he was united in marriage to Ruth N. Hickerson in Blytheville, Arkansas.  Mrs. Wood preceded him in death on February 24, 2012.

He is survived by one daughter, Maria Chamberlain and husband, Tim, of Dexter, Missouri; by two grandchildren, Wesley Tolbert and wife, Allison, of Houston, Texas and Emily Crow and husband, Dr. Brad Crow, of Danville, California; by two great-grandchildren, Sarah Tolbert and Lydia Tolbert; by one great-great-grandchild, Jaxon Slavings; by two step-grandchildren, Ashley Thomas of Tallahassee, Florida and Beau Chamberlain of Dexter, Missouri; by one step-great-grandchild, Brayden Thomas; by two sisters, Edith Collie of Peoria, Illinois and Nila Kotter of Metropolis, Illinois; and by a niece who was raised in the home as a daughter, Sue Foster and husband, Ernest, of Mountain View.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Wood and Raymond Wood and by six sisters, Opal Lowe, Sylvia Johnson, Fern Meyer, Niva Bremer, Evan June Riepe and Helen Wood.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 12, 2013. 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

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Last Updated on July 05th 2013 05:06 pm by Dee Loflin
Beatrice Fullerton
July 04th 2013 01:19 pm by Staff Writer
Beatrice Fullerton
Beatrice Fullerton, daughter of the late Elmer Kirby and Ava Still Kirby was born on May 22, 1917 at Waltersville, Tennessee and departed this life in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on July 3, 2013 at the age of 96.

 

Mrs. Fullerton was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter, had worked on the farm with her husband and was a resident of Dexter.

 

She was united in marriage to Charlie I. Fullerton on October 26, 1935 at Marks, Mississippi.  Mr. Fullerton preceded her in death on May 29, 2002.

 

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Lack of Marble Hill: by one grandson, Nathan Charles Lack of Dexter.

 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, A.G. Kirby, Harold Kirby, Tyrone Kirby, Carlos Kirby, O’Neal Kirby and Charles Denver Kirby.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will then be conducted at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Kirby officiating.  Interment will follow in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

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Last Updated on July 04th 2013 01:20 pm by Staff Writer
Tom Foard Womack
July 02nd 2013 12:02 pm by Dee Loflin
Tom Foard Womack

Tom Foard Womack, 87, of Sikeston, Missouri, passed away of natural causes on July 2, 2013 in Sikeston, Missouri. He was born on August 17, 1925 in Hohenlinden, Mississippi to Byron Minter Womack and Hattie Wofford Womack, the youngest of four children. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Elizabeth Womack (nee McKibben).

He attended Parma High School and graduated from Lilbourn High School in Lilbourn, Missouri in 1943. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 and served with the 2017th Ordinance Maintenance Company in the Pacific Theater of Operations with service on Biak Island and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in March, 1946. His military decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Asia-Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was employed for 40 years by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier. He retired in 1989 and was recognized for accumulating over 2,000 hours of unused sick time. In addition, he worked as a private electrical contractor for many years.

Prior to moving from Parma, Missouri to Sikeston, Missouri in 2007, Mister Womack was an active member of the Parma United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities including representative to district board, chairman of the local church board, Sunday school teacher, choir member and on numerous church committees. He was also one of a small group who participated in rebuilding the church following a fire in the late 1950s and for many years he maintained the church and surrounding grounds.

Mr. Womack was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a scoutmaster for 15 years and provided leadership for many boys, including a number who became Eagle Scouts. He led 15 Southeast Missouri Council expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. In 1969 he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for "Distinguished Service to Boyhood" in the Southeast Missouri Council. He was also awarded the Southeast Missouri Council Order of Merit in 1968 for distinguished service to scouting. In 1988 he served as a commissioner for the Midwest region for the World Scout Jamboree at Fort Sam Eustis, Virginia.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Kenneth W. Womack (Alice) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Thomas H. Womack (Rebecca) of Sisters, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one sister, Opal Womack Bondurant of Olathe, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Harrison Womack, a sister, Joe Minter Womack, and a son, Jeffery G. Womack (Marva).

Visitation will be held at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. A burial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 918 Hawthorn Drive, in Sikeston, Missouri, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online register book is available at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

www.watkinsfuneralhome.com

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Last Updated on July 02nd 2013 12:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Freda Iona Becking
July 01st 2013 05:33 pm by Dee Loflin
Freda Iona Becking

Freda Iona Becking, 97, passed away at Winchester Place in Bernie, Missouri on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

She was born on July 22, 1915, at Greenbriar in Bollinger County, the daughter of Harvey Thurston and Elizabeth Boyd.

On August 20, 1932, she was united in marriage to Victor Becking of Bernie, who preceded her in death in January of 1977.  To their union four children were born:  George Becking of Clinton Twp, Michigan, Evelyn M. Marshall of Wintergreen, Florida and Larry Becking of Dexter, Missouri.  The fourth child, Mary Ann Becking, was stillborn. 

She is survived by the above three children and one sister, Bonnie Humphrey of Swartz Creek, Michigan.  She had one brother, Cletus “Red” Thurston and a sister, Norma Jean Thee, both preceding her in death.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Freda Becking was a homemaker and an equal participant in farming during the 41 years the family was engaged in farming.  After raising her family, she served the community as a beautician.  She was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, Missouri.

Friends may call at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter from 10:00 A. M. to 11:00 A. M., Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 

Funeral mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. followed by graveside services at Bernie Cemetery with Father David Dohogne officiating. 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter, Missouri.

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Last Updated on July 01st 2013 05:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Linda Marie Hook
July 01st 2013 05:29 pm by Dee Loflin
Linda Marie Hook

Linda Marie Hook, daughter of the late Clyde R. Bedwell and Shirley Lankford Bedwell, was born on August 26, 1952 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and departed this life on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 60 years.

Mrs. Hook had been employed in the Deli Department at Wal-Mart in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter.

On May 25, 1990, she was united in marriage to Tyrone Hook in Essex, Missouri.  Mr. Hook preceded her in death on October 26, 2003.

 She is survived by two sons, Chris Dobbelare and Jeff Dobbelare, both of Dexter, Missouri; by one brother, Eugene Bedwell of Biehle, Missouri; by three sisters, Brenda Gendron of St. Mary, Missouri, Diane Keith of Chester, Illinois and Emma Gregory of Clinton, Tennessee; and by three grandchildren, Christian Dobbelare, Cameron Dobbelare and Jeffrey Dobbelare, Jr.

 Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

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Last Updated on July 01st 2013 05:32 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Tucker
June 24th 2013 05:04 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth R. Tucker

Kenneth R. Tucker, son of the late Loren Tucker and Leona Wilburn Hunt, was born in LaValle, Missouri on June 12, 1939, and passed away at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 21, 2013, at the age of 74 years and 9 days.

He was raised in Southeast Missouri, lived in Joliet, Illinois for many years and moved back to Dexter in 1970. He had worked as a truck driver for many years and had served in the U. S. Army.

Surviving are two sons, Chris Tucker of Bristol, Rhode Island, Stephen Tucker of St. Louis, Missouri; two grandchildren; and one brother, Curtis Curt Hunt of Dexter, Missouri. Other and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three sons, Ricky, Terry and Michael Tucker, and two brothers, Wayne and Doyle Hunt.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after 9:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Graveside Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Dexter 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


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Last Updated on June 24th 2013 05:04 pm by Dee Loflin
Billie Jean Harty
June 22nd 2013 10:11 pm by Dee Loflin
Billie Jean Harty

Billie Jean Harty, daughter of the late Leslie Lemons and Pearl Woodruff Lemons, was born on December 28, 1927, and passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri.

Billie married Norman B. Harty on January 22, 1966, at Williams Baptist college in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He survives of the home.

Billie graduated from Dexter High School in 1946. After working in several entities, Billie was determined to earn a degree in the realm of education and enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University, where she completed her B.A. in three years, and completed her master's degree in education a year later while teaching.

She taught first grade in the Bernie Public Schools and later served as school counselor there. In 1969, as the Norman B. Harty companies were expanding, Billie took a year off to explore the business world. After returning to the classroom in Bloomfield Schools for one year, she retired from teaching to devote the rest of her life to the Harty Companies., where she would serve as secretary and treasurer of N.B. Harty Company, President of Seminole Ag Line Quarry, which she and her husband ran until the early 1990's, as secretary to both the chairman of the board of First commercial Banks and of the Harty owned nursing facilities of Gideon Healthcare in Gideon and Winchester Place in Bernie.

Billie was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Dexter, and attended the church where her mother attended before her, First Christian Church of Dexter.

Billie was actively involved in the couple's business, the N. B. Harty Company of Dexter until the time of her death, reporting to work regularly and conducting the transactions of the business on a daily basis.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, employer, and influenced the lives of countless children, and numerous other business women during her lifetime in the classroom and in the business world.

She is survived by her husband, Norman B. Harty of Dexter; one daughter, Sue Lee (Robert E. Lee) of Dexter; one grandson, Christopher Blane Wilkerson of Dexter; one brother, Leslie Paul Lemons of Brunswick, Ohio. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by one son in infancy and a brother, Leonard Lemons.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dexter.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Howard Fuller, Don Kennedy, Rev. Mike Williams and Larry Thompson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements. A meal will follow at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Dexter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P O Box 164, Dexter, MO  63841; 19 Fore Life Charity Foundation, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO  63841; or the Stoddard County Relay for Life, 703 Ellare Lane, Dexter, MO  63841.


Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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.

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Last Updated on June 22nd 2013 10:14 pm by Dee Loflin
William Bryant Nelson
June 19th 2013 05:48 pm by Dee Loflin
William Bryant Nelson

William Bryant “Willie” Nelson of Dexter, Missouri departed this life Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the age of 92.

He was born in Dunklin County, Missouri on May 7, 1921, son of Sally (Lowery) Nelson and C. Douglass Nelson.

A former farmer, Mr. Nelson retired from the Swift Poultry Plant in Dexter after 30 years of service.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. 

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Killian) Nelson; a brother, Jackie Nelson of Dexter; a son, Danny (Donna) Nelson of Bloomfield; daughters, JoAnn Lloyd of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Susan (James) Jarrell of Bloomfield; and three step-daughters, Darla (Erik) Young of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Marietta (David) Obergoenner of Cape Girardeau and Velva Foyle of Dexter.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Shawn Lloyd of Dexter, Christal Thomas of O’Fallon, Missouri, Robert Christian of Bell City, Michael Lloyd of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Don Christian of Jackson, Missouri, Ladawn Northcutt of Dexter, Jennifer McGarrah of Heavener, Oklahoma, Justin Christman of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Whitney Broughton of Oxford, Mississippi, Jerimy Obergoenner and Jill Watkins, both of Jackson, Missouri; as well as several great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Beatrice (Hunt) Nelson; stepmother, Nettie (Brewer) Nelson; two infant children; a sister, Mabel Nelson; a brother, Clarence Nelson; three nephews and a special brother-in-law, C. Curtis Hunt.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with the Reverend Kenneth Biggs officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the First General Baptist Church of Dexter.

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Last Updated on June 19th 2013 05:49 pm by Dee Loflin
George W. Woodruff
June 17th 2013 11:14 am by Dee Loflin
George W. Woodruff

George W. Woodruff, the son of the late Grigg and Nora Norwood Woodruff, was born in Parma, Missouri on March 27, 1912, and passed away at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter, Missouri on June 16, 2013, at the age of 101 years, 2 months and 20 days.

He had lived in the Essex before moving to Dexter in 1937. He had worked for many years at the Coffey & Camp Lumber Company and later was self-employed. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri.

On October 20, 1934, he was married to Mary Alma Woodruff in Essex, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2008.

Surviving are one son, Gene Woodruff of Dexter; one niece, Marilyn Grubbs of Dexter; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Lee of Phoenix, Arizona. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry L. Woodruff; two brothers, Gratton & Hershall Woodruff; and three sisters, Beatrice, Alma & Alta Woodruff.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 19, 2013, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter Missouri.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the  Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri with the Rev. John Armbruster of Sikeston officiating.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

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.

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Last Updated on June 17th 2013 11:15 am by Dee Loflin
Cletis Borders
June 16th 2013 11:41 pm by Dee Loflin
Cletis Borders

Cletis Borders, son of the late Roscoe and Naomi Borders, was born in Clarkton, Missouri on July 3, 1933, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Missouri on June 13, 2013, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 10 days.

Mr. Borders was a former resident of Parma, Missouri but had been a resident of Dexter, Missouri the past several years. He had worked at Stites Concrete for many years and later at Tyson Foods. He was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter.

On September 1, 1956 he was married to Bonnie Borders in Hernando, Mississippi.

Surviving are two daughters & spouses: Kim & Mike Long and Karla & Darryl Bridges all of Dexter, MO, six grandchildren & spouses, Matt & Brandi Long, Krista & Warren Gross, Sarah Michelle Stinson, Bruce Jones, Hayley Bridges and Kayleigh Bridges all of Dexter; ten great grandchildren, Kyan, Kaysen, Karsen, Addysen, and Abbygale Long, Allyssa & Peyten Gross, Lindsey Haynes, Cole & Levi Stinson; four brothers, Edward, Lonnie, Donald and Harold Borders; three sisters, Celesta Shelby, Marjorie Hamilton, and Virginia Tutor. Other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jean White.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter, Missouri officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.

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

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Last Updated on June 16th 2013 11:43 pm by Dee Loflin
Irene L. Hinman
June 06th 2013 03:49 pm by Dee Loflin
Irene L. Hinman

Irene L. Hinman, daughter of the late Luther Sifford and Nancy Horton Sifford was born on April 9, 1920 in Bernie, Missouri and departed this life on June 6, 2013 at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 93 years.

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

On September 5, 1937, she was united in marriage to Durwood Hinman in Kelso, Missouri.  Mr. Hinman preceded her in death on January 5, 1995.

Survivors include one son, Larry Hinman and wife Connie of Dexter; by four grandchildren, Ricki McCoy, Kelli Robinett, Russell Hinman, and Mark Hinman; also by six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Clifton Hinman; by three brothers; five sisters and one great-grandson, Spencer Harrison Hinman.  She was the last survivor of nine brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 10, 2013. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Larry Hinman and Gary Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Children’s Homes, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450-9983.

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Last Updated on June 06th 2013 03:50 pm by Dee Loflin
Robert M. Hunter
June 05th 2013 01:27 pm by Dee Loflin
Robert M. Hunter

Jefferson City, Missouri -Robert M. Hunter, who served longer than any other Chief Engineer in the 100-year history of the Missouri Department of Transportation, died on Monday in Jefferson City. He was 92.



Hunter was chief engineer from 1970 until his retirement in 1985. In total, he spent 35 years with the department and his career largely spanned the time during which Missouri's interstate highway system was designed and constructed.

Beginning in 1950, after his graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia, he worked as a highway designer, and later became the District 4 Engineer in Kansas City. He returned to Jefferson City as Engineer of Surveys and Plans; then became Assistant Chief Engineer for seven years prior to ascending to the Chief Engineer position.

He was one of four MoDOT chief engineers who served as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.



Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City from 4-7 p.m., Thursday.

Visitation will also be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, at the First United Methodist Church, followed by funeral services.


Last Updated on June 05th 2013 01:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Brandon Billingsley
June 03rd 2013 08:21 am by Dee Loflin
Brandon Billingsley

Brandon Billingsley, son of Dale and Dolly Darnell Billingsley of Dexter, Missouri , was born on June 25, 1987 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on May 31, 2013 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 25 years

Brandon was a 2006 Graduate of Richland High School

Besides his parents, survivors include his companion, Amanda Lutes of Dexter; two sons, Mason and Levi of Dexter and by one daughter Jaydenn  of Dexter; by three brothers, Bobby Dale Billingsley, Brent Billingsley, and Bradley Billingsley all of Dexter; by his parental grandparents, Curt and Dixie Billingsley of Lowndes, Missouri; and by maternal grandfather, Lloyd Cullum of Bloomfield, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Anita Cullum and by his grandfather, George Darnell.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. 

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Bluff Cemetery near Bloomfield, Missouri with Bro. Dale Rodgers and Bro. Jack Rodgers officiating.

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Last Updated on June 03rd 2013 08:24 am by Dee Loflin
James Aaron Davison
May 31st 2013 10:13 pm by Staff Writer
James Aaron Davison

James Aaron Davison
, son of Aaron L. Davison of DeSoto, Missouri  and the late Eunice Moran Davison, was born on May 24, 1945 in Portageville, Missouri and passed away on May 30, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 68 years


Mr. Davison was a resident of Arnold, Missouri.  He retired from Chrysler Automotive in Fenton, Missouri.

 

On October 19, 1984, he was united in marriage to Debbie Maureen.  Mrs. Davison survives of the home.

 

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Aaron Davison and James Davison, both of Dexter, Missouri; by one daughter, Amanda Davison of Dexter, Missouri; by one sister, Dorothy Young of Hillsboro, Missouri; and by six grandchildren.

 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Davison and Roy Davison.

 

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, June 2, 2013at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


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Last Updated on June 01st 2013 03:09 pm by Staff Writer
Brad Locke
May 30th 2013 03:13 pm by Dee Loflin
Brad Locke

Brad Locke was born on January 13, 1955, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston, Missouri.  He passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2013.

He is survived by his loving parents, Charles and Evelyn Locke of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; a brother, Christopher Blake Locke of Houston Texas; a sister, Linda Beth Foust and husband, Paul Foust, of St. Charles, Missouri; two daughters, Amy Marie Locke and fiancée, Patrick Loynes, and Allison Claire Locke, all of Houston, Texas; and their mother, Rebecca Locke.  He is also survived by one Aunt, Linda Kay Collier of Dexter, Missouri; one Uncle, James E. Long and wife, Joyce, of Dexter, Missouri; by twelve cousins; by many relatives, friends and co-workers.

 He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Russell and Delours Long and by his paternal grandparents, Jesse and Minta Locke.

 Brad received Jesus as his Savior at the age of ten years at the First General Baptist Church of Poplar Bluff.  When his family joined First Baptist Church, he was baptized by Brother John Gilbert on July 7, 1974.

 Brad attended O’Neal Grade School and was outstanding in track and basketball.  He was a star pitcher and third baseman in Little League baseball.  He played guard on the Poplar Bluff Mules High School basketball team for four years.  In high school, he took up golf.  On the golf team, he went to the state tournament all four years while winning the district individual title for two years.

 After graduating from high school, he received a full golf scholarship to Northwest Louisiana State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  He was a stand-out player for four years.  He and his brother won so many trophies his mother said she had them in every closet of the house.

 Brad was an all around person as he played coronet in the Poplar Bluff High School marching band.  He had an outstanding singing voice and loved to play the guitar.  He sang in the choir and played the guitar at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

 After college graduation, he worked for Ivy Construction and Letsos Company in Houston, Texas as a Senior Project Manager.

 After moving to Houston, he and his family joined the First Baptist Church in Tomball, Texas but attended Metropolitan Baptist Church at the time of his death.

 Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Buff, Missouri on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 1:30 P. M. - 3:00 P. M. 

Services will follow at 3:00 P. M., with Dr. William Vail officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

 Family request Floral arrangements or Memorials to First Baptist Church Now and Forever Building Fund, 551 North Westwood, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 63901.

 Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.

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Last Updated on May 30th 2013 03:16 pm by Dee Loflin
Brendan Wallis
May 29th 2013 06:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Brendan Wallis

Brendan Wallis, son of Samantha Bartlett and step-father Richard Benjamin, was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on May 28, 2002, and passed away at his home in Parma, Missouri on May 28, 2013, at the age of 11 years.

Brendan had lived all of his life in Parma. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a third grade student at the Lilbourn Public Schools. He enjoyed playing with his Xbox 360, his computer and playing with his beloved brother.

Surviving are his mother, Samantha Bartlett and step-father, Richard Benjamin of Parma; one brother, Marty Bartlett of Parma; his maternal grandparents, Tim & Lisa Bartlett of Parma; and his uncle, Adam Bartlett of Parma. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Roy & Peggy Bartlett and Ira & Johnette Campbell, and an uncle, Marty Bartlett.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Parma Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Parma, Missouri with Bro. Jimmy Johnson of Portageville, Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in Mounds Cemetery near New Madrid, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.
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Last Updated on May 29th 2013 12:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Ruth Verna Patton
May 28th 2013 06:30 pm by Dee Loflin
Ruth Verna Patton

Ruth Verna Patton, daughter of the late Elmer Lincoln and Zola Jackson Lincoln, was born on December 4, 1919 in Dunklin County, Missouri and passed away on May 28, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 93 years.

Mrs. Patton was a resident of Dexter, a member of the New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill, Missouri and a homemaker. 

She was first united in marriage to Dallas Williams.  Mr. Williams preceded her in death.  She was then united in marriage to Troy Patton and Mr. Patton preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Val Willis Williams and his wife, Jenny, of Chaffee, Missouri and Jerry Williams and his wife, Anna, of Chaffee, Missouri; by one daughter, Karen Louise Hays and her husband, John, of Dexter, Missouri; by four stepchildren; by eight grandchildren; by eleven step-grandchildren; and by eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Dallas Willard Williams; by one brother, Bud Lincoln; by one sister, Pauline Crane; and by one grandchild, Todd Williams.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rich Lee officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home Memorial Tribute Fund, P. O. Box 164, Dexter, Missouri  63841.

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Last Updated on May 28th 2013 06:31 pm by Dee Loflin
Shawna Lane Godwin
May 28th 2013 06:18 pm by Dee Loflin
Shawna Lane Godwin

Shawna Lane Godwin, daughter of Pam Gayle Kelley Woosley of Essex, Missouri and the late Walter Dale Lane, was born on March 31, 1967 in Sikeston, Missouri and passed away on May 26, 2013 at her residence in Waterloo, Illinois at the age of 46 years.

Shawna was a member of the Essex Church of Christ.  She was a former resident of Essex and had worked as a retail manager for Wal-Mart.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Ashlie Henry-Woodward and her husband, Cameron, of East Prairie, Missouri, Taylor Walls of Columbia, Missouri and Haylie Peridore of Waterloo, Illinois; by her maternal grandmother, Ola Kelley of Essex, Missouri; and by her companion, Mike Tinnin of Waterloo, Illinois.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Herman Morse officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.

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Last Updated on May 29th 2013 11:23 am by Dee Loflin
Marie Mays
May 28th 2013 08:37 am by Dee Loflin
Marie Mays

Marie Mays, daughter of the late Aud Ezra Venable and Nellie Mae Stanfill Venable was born on July 30, 1931 in Bertrand, Missouri and passed away on May 26, 2013 at her residence near Bernie at the age of 81.

Mrs. Mays was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ; she was a former seamstress at the Gossard Garment Factory at Malden, a former telephone operator at Sikeston and a resident of rural Bernie.

She was united in marriage to Ottis Dee Mays on June 11, 1950 at Sikeston.  Mr. Mays preceded her in death on June 28, 1996.

Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-laws, Ronald and Sonja Mays of Bernie, Kevin and Robin Mays of Bernie and Jonathan and Ashley Mays of Paragould, Arkansas: by one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and David Burleson of Dexter: by one brother, Jay Venable of Malden: by one sister, Aliene Wilson of Grandin: by seven grandchildren, Derek Mays, Cody Burleson, Jessica Camp, Paige Mays, Bailey Mays, Jordan Mays and Maggie Lou Mays: by three great-grandchildren, Kinley Frields, Riley Camp and Tyler Camp.

Besides her husband and parents, one daughter, Pam Pearce, preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 28, 2013. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Stan Dauck officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Homes, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas  72450-9983.

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Last Updated on May 28th 2013 08:43 am by Dee Loflin
Norma L. Gough
May 24th 2013 03:34 pm by Staff Writer
Norma L. Gough

Norma L. Gough of Flint, Michigan, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Woodhaven Assisted Living in Flint at the age of 87 years.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Michigan, with Pastor Chris Tenneriello officiating. 

Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Surviving are three children, Phyllis Anders and husband, Thomas, Brenda Mentzer, Barbara Henry and husband, Andrew; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Bagby and husband, Jerry and Helen Shipman, all of Dexter, Missouri. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; son-in-law, Thomas Mentzer; and her parents.

Special thanks to the health partners that provided such wonderful care and Woodhaven Senior Community.

Your condolences may be shared with the family atwww.swartzfunerahomeinc.com.

Burial will take place at Smith-Stevenson Cemetery in Flint, Michigan at a later date with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter handling the arrangements


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Last Updated on May 24th 2013 03:37 pm by Staff Writer
Bobby Ray Rodgers
May 23rd 2013 03:03 pm by Staff Writer
Bobby Ray Rodgers

Bobby Ray Rodgers, son of the late Samuel Rodgers and Irene Stephens Rodgers, was born on June 5, 1939 in Bernie, Missouri and departed this life on May 22, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 73 years.

 

Mr. Rodgers was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ, and he retired as the groundskeeper for the Bernie Cemetery.  He was also a former member of the Malden Saddle Club and the Lions Club.

 

On April 19, 1956, he was united in marriage to Gayle Cecil in Hernando, Mississippi.  Mrs. Rodgers survives of the home.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jeff Rodgers and his wife, Waynetta, of Bernie, Missouri; by two daughters, Judy Flanner and her husband, Scott, of Bernie, Missouri and Misty Rodgers of Bernie, Missouri; by one sister, Wilma Triplett of Ellsinore, Missouri; by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville “Junior” Rodgers and Carlton “Buck” Rodgers; by four sisters, Glenda Allen, Mary “Tunnie” Atchley, Shirley Richards and Avenell Lucus; and by one grandchild.

 

Friends may call at the Bernie Church of Christ on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Mary 24, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Bernie Church of Christ with Stan Dauck officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Last Updated on May 23rd 2013 03:06 pm by Staff Writer
Harold Glen Wallace
May 22nd 2013 01:08 pm by Dee Loflin
Harold Glen Wallace

Harold Glen Wallace, son of the late Willie William Wallace and Bessie Williams Wallace was born on January 20, 1940 in Newport, Arkansas and departed this life at his residence in Rural Malden, Missouri on May 21, 2013 at the age of 73.

Mr. Wallace worked as a Well Driller and was a heavy equipment operator.  He attended Word of Faith Family Church in Bernie.

He was united in marriage to Joyce Ann Brownen in 1961, Mrs. Wallace preceded her husband in death on July 7, 2000.  He later married Pat Brewer on February 22, 2002 in Scott City, Missouri. 

Survivors include his wife, Pat Wallace of Malden, Missouri; by three sons, Rodney Glenn Wallace of Parma, Missouri, Steven Wayne Wallace and Brian Lee Wallace, both of Malden, Missouri; by two daughters, Debra Joyce Schwettman of Scott City, Missouri and Brenda Gail Young of Portageville, Missouri; by five sisters, Manda Kellick of Dexter, Missouri, Wanda Calvert of Fagus, Missouri Beatrice Sigers of Jackson, Michigan, Loudean Starnes of Dexter, Missouri and Nadine Orr of Columbia, Indiana; by thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also by other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death other than by his parents and his first wife, by three brothers, Theurman Dale Wallace, Lloyd Wallace and William Bill Wallace; and by one sister, Edith Midgett.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE, on Thursday evening May 23, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Hartle and Rev. Elijah Allen officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden, Missouri.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Last Updated on May 22nd 2013 01:08 pm by Dee Loflin
Connie Lucille Pope
May 21st 2013 03:34 pm by Dee Loflin
Connie Lucille Pope

Connie Lucille Pope, daughter of the late Le Pope and Freida Marie Patten Pope, was born on January 15, 1956 in Bernie, Missouri, and departed this life on May 16, 2013 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 57 years.

Ms. Pope was a resident of Bernie, Missouri and a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Jerry E. Tessier of Bernie, Missouri; by one half-brother, Danny Estes of Nashville, Tennessee; by four half-sisters, Sue Henderson and her husband, Frank, of Greenville, Missouri, Diane Tuttle of Greenville, Missouri, Pat Alessi of Forrest City, Arkansas and Pat Estes of Sikeston, Missouri.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Gary Albertson and Glenn Cunningham; and by her grandparents, Clarence and Janie Cunningham.

Arrangements are being handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

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Last Updated on May 21st 2013 03:35 pm by Dee Loflin
James H. Brooks
May 16th 2013 03:04 pm by Dee Loflin
James H. Brooks

James H. Brooks, son of the late James H. Brooks, Sr. and Ellie Rollins Brooks, was born on June 2, 1949 in Marked Tree, Arkansas and departed this life on May 13, 2013 at his residence in Wappapello, Missouri at the age of 63 years.

Mr. Brooks worked as an electrician, and was a member of the IBEW Local 516 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  He was also a member of the Eagles and the VFW in Wappapello.

He is survived by one son, Kevin Brooks of Perryville, Missouri; by one daughter, Carol Faries of Wappappello, Missouri; by one brother, Jimmy Brooks, of Tulot, Arkasas; by one sister, Paulette Brooks, of Truman, Arkansas; by five grandchildren, Matheau, Katie, Logan, Bradley and Riley; and by six great-grandchildren, Kaylea, Justin, Paylor, Hayley, Raylyn and Tristan.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Billy Brooks, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

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Last Updated on May 16th 2013 03:07 pm by Dee Loflin
Herman Williamson
May 15th 2013 03:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Herman Williamson

Herman “John” Williamson, son of the late Herman Williamson and Ruby Maurene Jackson Box, was born on December 13, 1946, in Holcomb, Missouri and passed away at his home near Puxico on May 14, 2013, at the age of 66 years.

Herman had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived near Puxico the past five years. He was a truck driver with Faith Global Transportation and attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

On December 11, 1971, he married Nina Horn in Essex, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Williamson of Puxico; four daughters, Maurena Jenkins of Iowa, Kim Lavy of Troy, Missouri, Janie Gau of Puxico, Missouri, Shaina Smith of Moscow Mills, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, two sisters, Wanda Harris and Linda McCarty both of Bloomfield, Missouri; four brothers, David Williamson of Troy, Missouri, Terry Box of California, Ronnie Acup of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Todd Ingram of Michigan. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three cousins raised as siblings, Wanda Propst, Carros Worley and Charles Evans.

Friends may visit on Sunday May 19, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

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

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home - P O BOX 22 - Bloomfield MO  63825

chilescooper@nwcable.net or phone 573 568 4500.

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Last Updated on May 15th 2013 04:11 pm by Dee Loflin
Lana Carole Cook
May 14th 2013 04:17 pm by Dee Loflin
Lana Carole Cook

Lana Carole Cook, daughter of the late Charles Benjamin Burnett and Ora Hyten Burnett, was born on September 21, 1950 in Bakersfield, California and departed this life on May 12, 2013 at her residence near Puxico, Missouri at the age of 62 years.

On May 24, 1969, she was united in marriage to Claude Elmer Cook in Parma, Missouri.  Mr. Cook preceded her in death on April 8, 1999.

She is survived by one son, William Heith Cook of Fulton, Missouri; by one daughter, Tammy Jones and her husband, John Kacy, of Puxico, Missouri; by four brothers, Doyle Burnett of Harrison, Arkansas, Darrel Burnett of Risco, Missouri, Gary Burnett of Harrison, Arkansas and Tony Burnett of Lead Hill, Arkansas; by one sister, Joan Cato of Holladay, Tennessee; by six grandchildren, Kaitlyn Cook, Dylon Bostic, Aaron Bostic, Jessica Bostic, Justin Cook and Gunner Cook; and by two great-grandchildren, Brysn Bostic and Nicholas Smith.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy Burnett, Sonny Burnett and Roger Dale Burnett; and by one sister, Shirley Rodgers.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with the Rev. Tim Russell officiating.

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Last Updated on May 14th 2013 04:19 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Aubrey Rainey
May 13th 2013 01:36 pm by Dee Loflin
Charles Aubrey Rainey

Charles Aubrey Rainey, son of the late O. Chesley Rainey and Nina Norman Rainey, was born on March 20, 1933 in Dexter, Missouri and passed away on May 10, 2013 at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 80 years.

Mr. Rainey was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, Missouri and a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Dexter.  He had worked as an electronic technician for McDonnell Douglas and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Diana Lynn Leach and her husband, Ken and Ellen Shy and her husband, Lucky, all of St. Louis, Missouri; and by three grandchildren, Trevor Leach, Sabreena Leach and Kelsie Shy. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Bobby Rainey, Marvin Rainey, Lee Rainey, Loyd Rainey and Dale Rainey; and by three sisters, Dorothy Rainey, Ruth Dreadon Gaylord and Evelyn Duley.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:00 Noon with the Rev. Joe Payne presiding. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

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Last Updated on May 13th 2013 01:37 pm by Dee Loflin
Marilyn Joyce Garrett
May 08th 2013 11:51 am by Dee Loflin
Marilyn Joyce Garrett

Marilyn Joyce Garrett, daughter of Joyce Green Fleetwood of Henderson, Nevada and the late Melvin Fleetwood, was born on May 23, 1955 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and passed away on May 4, 2013 at her residence in Festus, Missouri at the age of 57.

Mrs. Garrett was a home-maker and a former Dexter resident currently living in Festus.

On February 2, 2002 she was united in marriage to Clyde Garrett in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mr. Garrett survives.

Besides her mother and husband she is survived by two sons, Robert Shelsky and wife Ashley of Festus and Jason Shelsky of Tipton, Iowa; by two brothers, Danny Fleetwood and Richard Fleetwood both of Henderson, Nevada; by three sisters, Deborah Lloyd and Donna Sparks both of Henderson, Nevada and Tammi Qustandi of Las Vegas, Nevada and by six grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 2:30 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. 

A memorial service will then be conducted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.

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Last Updated on May 08th 2013 11:51 am by Dee Loflin
Robert Wayne Sanders
May 07th 2013 02:42 pm by Dee Loflin
Robert Wayne Sanders

Robert Wayne Sanders,son of the late Marion Sanders and Ammie Autrey Sanders was born on February 3, 1926 in Hagerville, Arkansas and departed this life on May 7, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 87 years.

Mr. Sanders was the Central Head Custodian at Dexter Public Schools for many years, and a resident of Dexter.


On July 3, 1948 he was united in marriage to Florence Mildred Swallows in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Sanders survives of the home in Dexter.


Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Dennis Wayne Sanders and wife Irma of Dexter, and Kenneth Lynn Sanders and wife Joyce of Dexter; by one brother, James Sanders of Peru, Indiana; also by four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Sanders and Delbert Sanders; and by one sister, Elisa Boze.


Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Wednesday May 8, 2013.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

 

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Last Updated on May 07th 2013 02:45 pm by Dee Loflin
Peggy L. Rangel
May 07th 2013 10:00 am by Dee Loflin
Peggy L. Rangel

Peggy L. Rangel, daughter of the late Grover Mosley and Juanita Webster Mosley, was born on August 6, 1940 in Blytheville, Arkansas, and passed away on May 4, 2013 at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 72 years.

Mrs. Rangel was a member of the Living Water Worship Center in Dexter and retired from Federal Mogul in Dexter.

On May 25, 1958, she was united in marriage to Toby Rangel in Blytheville, Arkansas.  Mr. Rangel survives of the home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Rodney Rangel of Perryville, Missouri and Randy Rangel of Sacramento, California; by one daughter, Laura Cahow of Advance, Missouri; by two brothers, Gerald Mosley of Dexter and Ralph Mosley of Laredo, Texas; by two sisters, Muriel Dirden of Dexter and Pat A. Davul of Fresno, California; and by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Jim Hook officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

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Last Updated on May 07th 2013 10:03 am by Dee Loflin
Melvin Eugene Zimmerman
May 05th 2013 04:15 am by Dee Loflin
Melvin Eugene Zimmerman

Melvin Eugene Zimmerman, son of the late John Ernest Zimmerman and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman was born in Bernie, Missouri on September 6, 1923 and departed this life at his residence in Bernie, Missouri on May 3, 2013 at the age of 89.

Mr. Zimmerman was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II.  He had Owned and operated MFA Service Station in Bernie, Missouri for several years, had also farmed and was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ.

He was united in marriage to Pansy Leona Raybron in Malden, Missouri on July 15, 1942.  Mrs. Zimmerman survives her husband in their home in Bernie.

 Other survivors include, two sons, Darrell Zimmerman and Mike Zimmerman both of Bernie, Missouri: by two daughters, Sharon Durham  of Bernie, Missouri and Judy Watkins of Paducah, Kentucky; by two brothers, Lloyd Zimmerman and Harold Zimmerman both of Bernie, Missouri; by one sister, Geraldine Blackman Sturges of Campbell, Missouri; by 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Also by other relatives and friends.

 He was preceded in death other than by his parents, by one son, Roger Zimmerman in 1993; by one grandson, Daniel Eugene Zimmerman; by two brothers, Hershel Zimmerman and Howard Zimmerman; by  three sisters, Dimple Miller, Pearl Mickey and Marjorie Zimmerman.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 


Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, on Monday morning starting at 11:00 A.M. with Stan Dauck officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Last Updated on May 05th 2013 04:17 am by Dee Loflin
Arthur Bernard Pixley
May 03rd 2013 03:38 pm by Dee Loflin
Arthur Bernard Pixley

Arthur "Bernard" Pixley, son of the late Melvin W. Pixley and Gertrude H. Williams Pixley, was born on August 15, 1920 in Advance, Missouri and passed away on May 3, 2013 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 92 years.

Mr. Pixley was a resident of Dexter and owned and operated Pixley's Body Shop in Dexter for several years, while also maintaining a small farm where he enjoyed raising horses and cattle.  He was a membe