Bollinger Co, [Obituaries]

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Name: Cathy Lutes Gowdy <>
Date: 2007-10-08
Deceased Full Name David Washington Lutes
Date Born 17 Oct. 1862
Date Died 24 Aug. 1939
Banner Press
August 31, 1939

"Dave Lutes, 76 years old, died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in La Mesa, Calif. of a heart attack.

Mr. Lutes was born and reared near Lutesville and was one of eight children. He was a son of Mrs. an Mrs. Dave Lutes. He was formerly a teacher in Bollinger Co. schools and at one time Supt. of the Lutesville school. He also operated a grocery store in Lutesville. He was married about 45 years ago to Miss Mattie Seaford of Benton. While he was teaching in Scott Co. the family was located in Lutesville and moved about 30 years ago to Calif. where he operated a grocery. Later he did truck farming. He is survived by his widow and four children, all living in Calif. They are Seaford and Carl** Lutes, Miss Edna, who is teaching school and lives at home, Floy, who is married and lives at La Mesa, five grandchildren, two brothers, Melvin Lutes, Lutesville and Monroe Lutes of Flat River, one sister, Mrs. Ella Grant, St. Louis; J. L Lutes, Flat River is a half-brother. Mr. Lutes is the 4th brother that died in the past 13 months."

**NOTE: There is an error in the newspaper obituary; there was no son named Carl. The youngest child was named David Wallace Lutes. He was my father.


Name: Patricia A. Lorenz <>
Date: 2006-08-13
Deceased Full Name Ethel Tuck
Date Born 4 Sep 1887
Date Died 8 Mar 1946
The Banner Press, Marble Hill, Missouri, Thursday, Mar 21, 1946, p. 1.
Transcribed from microfilm.

Funeral Rites held for Ethel Tuck Sunday
Ethel Tuck passed away at his home near Zalma, Missouri, Friday, March 8th at about 3:15 a.m., after an illness of several months.
Mr. Tuck was born near Glen Allen, September 4, 1887, a son of the late George W. and Liza Jane Tuck. He spent most of his life in and near Zalma, where he was well known. He was married to Miss Elttie Poe, of Kennett, Missouri, on February 6, 1913. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ, September 9, 1917, and remained a member until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elttie Tuck; two brothers, Arthur Tuck of Memphis, Tennessee, Glen Tuck of Flint, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Edward Cornell, of Pontiac Michigan, and an uncle, Houston Walker, of near Zalma.
Funeral services were held at the Berrong Church near Zalma Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. William Francis of Grassy and Rev. Warren James of Zalma. Burial was in the Berrong Cemetery, with Landess and Morgan Service.


Name: Janey Clark <ClarkJaney>
Date: 2006-01-04
Deceased Full Name Elizabeth Lincoln
Date Born 1836
Date Died 1880-1890
Elizabeth (Holt) Lincoln in 1880 census with A. J. Lincoln
and family Matilda Estis Mary Holt and others


Name: Scott Reed <>
Date: 2005-12-12
Deceased Full Name Anthony J. (Tony) Koenig
Date Born Jan. 26, 1904
Date Died Dec. 25, 1989
Marble Hill-Anthony J. (Tony) Koenig, 85 years old, of Lutesville Route 1, died Monday, Dec. 25, 1989, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Jan. 26, 1904 at Leopold, son of Joseph and Mary Hosenfelt Koenig.

He married Rose Horrell on Jan. 26, 1926. She died on May 25, 1965.

He was a retired farmer and lived in Bollinger County all his life. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Glennon.

Surviving are three sons, Eugene Koenig, Edwardsville, Ill., Emmett Koenig, Foristell, and Elmer Koenig, Lutesville Route 1; four daughters, Janetta Koenig and Dorothy Glueck, both of Cape Girardeau, Gladys Enderle, Chaffee, and Berneice DeBrock, Jackson; three sisters, Annie Reed, Dupo, Ill., Regina Theile, Marbel Hill, and Lane Spooler, Sikeston; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Baker Funeral Home in Marbel Hill after 2 p.m. today.

Parish prayers will be held at 7 tonight at the funeral home, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's with the Rev. James Seyer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Name: Brenda J. Summers <>
Date: 2005-11-26
Deceased Full Name Eugene Walker
Date Born April 25, 1880
Date Died February 14, 1962
Eugene Walker of Sturdivant, Bollinger Co., MO died at his home on February 14, 1962.

He was the last child of Hardin and Mariah Elizabeth (Bockover) Walker of a family of 10.

He was married to Mary Jane Cato in December 1906 in Bollinger Co., MO.

He had been a school teacher, U. S. Postmaster, general store owner, sawmill owner and a member of the Masons and a farmer.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Jessie Pearl (Luther) Proffer, Cledis Oren (Emma) Walker, Truman Gale (Cecil), Wilburn Eugene (Opal), Cloyd Willard (Lorene), Georgia Juanita (Howard) Cooper, Wanda Leora (William) Bedwell, James Harold (Jeanetta), & Mary Lou (Earl) Kinder. 25 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren.

A son Paul died at about 6 months of age. Also preceeding
was 1 grandson Richard Eugene Walker.

Services were at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo and Burial was at Morgan Memorial Park in Advance, Mo.


Name: Sondra Gold Frogner <>
Date: 2005-04-24
Date Born 26 May 1964
Date Died 11 June 1911
Benjamin Bethel was born May 26, 1864, died June 12, 1911, aged 47 years and 18 days. Mr. Bethel was a public spirited prosperous citizen of Lutesville. He was a traveling salesman for a house in St. Louis, which occupation he followed several years with a marked degree of success. Mr. Bethel's illness was of short duration. He scratched his hand about a week before his death which resulted in blood poisoning. He was taken to St. Louis for treatment but gained no relief and passed away at the hospital. Mr. Bethel was a kind, affectionate husband and father and always provided for his family most thoughtfully the comforts of life. It was with great sorrow that we laid his body away to rest. His remains were buried in the Slaybaugh Cemetery at Lutesville. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H.C. Hoy, pastor of the M.E. Church South, Lutesville, and by the Maccabees at the grave. He leaves a widow and five children, a brother and two sisters and many relatives and friends. H.C.H.

Contributed by:
Sondra Gold Frogner


Name: Julie Gerren <>
Date: 2004-01-26
Deceased Full Name James Geren (Gerren)
Date Born 1842
Date Died Sept 20 1883 6 p.m.
James Geren - born 1842/43 in Ross, Jefferson Co, OH. Farmer. Died in Wayne Township of epilepsy. Buried in Bollingers Mill on Sept 22, 1883. Undertaker - Anderson Gobble. Physician pronouncing death was WB Henley by JC Cubbage, Wayne Co.

Son of Robert and Susannah Gearon, brother of Christopher, Catherine, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Margaret, Alexander, and David.


Name: Darlene Wilkerson <>
Date: 2004-01-25
Deceased Full Name Edna W. Peters
Date Born June 19, 1904
Date Died January 23, 2003
Edna(Eddie)W.Peters, 97 of Puxico, died Jan. 23, 2002.She was born June 19, 1904 in Asher, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie County, Indian Territory, to the late William C. and Carolina (Bickford)Wilkerson. She married Harvey Blackwell in 1943;he died in 1970. In 1976 she married Everett Peters, who died in 1980. Known to local relatives as "Aunt Eddie", Peters was a longtime resident of Bollinger and Stoddard counties.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Joan Lepper of Puxico; two nephews, Mac Wilkerson of Gravel Hill and Eddie Lee Kimbrow of Kennett, Mo.;three cousins, Hazel Robinson, Vevileen Clary and Jake Hamby, all of Dexter;several nieces, great-nephews and great nieces;three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Olsie Dean Lepper; five brothers, Leonard, Lee, Dealus, Archie and Bud Wilkerson; and four sister, Emma Kimbrow, Lovenia Hopkins, Minnie Moore and Dorothy.
Graveside services were Jan 24. A memorial service will be help April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Puxico Cemetery. In case of bad weather, services will be rescheduled.


Date: 2004-01-01
Date Born MARCH 27 1905
Date Died SEPT 1984



Name: betty long <>
Date: 2004-01-01
Deceased Full Name julius damon long
Date Born march 12 1891
Date Died feb 11 1973

BORN MARCH 12 1891
FEB 11 1973


Name: not <>
Date: 2003-11-27
Deceased Full Name myrick

Name: Helen L Smith Hoke <>
Date: 2003-08-16
Deceased Full Name Kirby J Smith
Date Born 1869
Date Died 2/25/1916
Kirby J. Smith
March 9, 1916

Kirby J. Smith quietly passed from this life to his eternal rest about 11 o'clock, Friday morning, February 25, 1916, at the home of H. M. Grindstaff, near Patton, of Pneumonia. Kirby was about 48 years of age. His home was in Butte, Montana, but being in bad health, he came back to Missouri to regain his health among his many friends, but God called him home to rest in a short time after he came back. He leaves a loving wife and five children, also a stepmother, one brother and two sisters to mourn his departure. His remains were shipped to Butte for burial.


Name: Helen L Smith Hoke <>
Date: 2003-08-15
Deceased Full Name Mrs. Day
Date Born ?
Date Died 1/5/1905
January 19, 1905, Marble Hill Press, Marble Hill, MO

Died: Mrs. Day, nee Liley, January 5, wife of William Day who resides south of town. She leaves a babe only a few days old, a loving husband and many friends to mourn her untimely demise. Mr. Day is a son of our townsman, M. M. Day. (Lutesville News)


Name: Helen L Smith Hoke <>
Date: 2003-08-15
Deceased Full Name Josie A. Smith
Date Born 1876
Date Died 8/29/1905
Josie A. Smith
Sept 7, 1905

Died at the home of her parents about four miles southeast of Sedgewickville, Josie A, daughter of J. C. and Mary S. Smith, August 29, at the age of 29 years, 7 months, and 12 days, of Tuberculosis after about two years suffering. She united with the M. E. Church, South, about four years ago of which institution, she remained a faithful and devoted member. She bore her suffering without a murmur and was confined to her bed only about three days before her death. Her remains were laid to rest in the Sedgewickville Cemetery. She leaves a father, mother, 5 brothers and a host of friends to mourn her departure.


Name: Laura Vonk <>
Date: 2003-05-21
Deceased Full Name Joseph Angel
Date Born Sept. 15, 1876
Date Died October 1, 1956
Last rites were held Wednesday of last week at Little Valley General Baptist Church, South of Lutesville, for Joseph W. Angel, 80 year old retired railroad employee and farmer, who died Monday. Rev. W.C. Roberts conducted services and burial was in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Lutesville, with Morgan Funeral Home of Advance in charge. Mr. Angel was born Sept. 15, 1876. He was orphaned at the age of 5 and was raised by an uncle and aunt, the late Mr. and Mrs. Abe Clubb. He was married to Miss Clora Rowe, who died in 1936. Two children also preceded him in death. He is survived by 5 children, who are; Mrs. Myrtle Mae Garner of Advance, Theodore Angel of Chaffee, Mrs Clarence Elledge of Lutesville, Harry Angel of Wentzville and Ernest Angel of Ferguson; also 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

From the Banner Press, Oct. 11, 1956.


Name: Kimberly Becker <>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Mrs. Ludema Williams Wright
Date Born October 15 1885
Date Died December 27 1962
Mrs. Lucy Ludema Wright , 77 year old resident, died at her home at 6p.m. yesterday. She was born at Zalma October 15 1885 and resided there until 1951 when she moved to Dexter.

On July 3 1904 She was married to Charles Dorsey Wright. He died in 1956.

Surviving are eight children.Miss. Carmen Wright, Mrs. Sybil Steuber, Oscar, Harold and Charles Wright all of St. Louis.Carl of Kerrville Texas, William Herbert of Albuquerque New Mexico and Mrs. Norma Van Bibber of Dexter. 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.A brother Henderson Williams of Zalma and Sister Mrs. Grace Wilson of Eddyville,Ill.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Hill Church near Zalma. The Rev. James Graham will officiate and buriel will be in the Union Hill Cemetery . The body will remain at Watkins and Son Chapel until funeral service time.

Obit from The Daily American Republic Poplar Bluff Missouri


Name: Laura Vonk <>
Date: 2003-01-03
Deceased Full Name Clora Rowe-Angel
Date Born May 15, 1880
Date Died June 29, 1936
Mrs. Clora Angel, 56 years old, wife of Joseph W. Angel, died Monday at the family home here. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Henry George of Brownwood in charge. Burial was at Union Park Cemetery. Mrs. Angel, formerly Miss Clora Rowe, was born in Bollinger County and she and Mr. Angel were married in that county. They had resided here the past 12 years. Surviving besides the husband are her father, John R. Rowe, five children, Mrs. Myrtle Mae Garner, and Mrs. Ada E. Ellege of Bollinger County, Theodore Angel, of Granite City, Ill., and Harry and Ernest Angel of Chaffee; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Roberts of Chaffee, Mrs. Victoria Hill and Mrs. May Harris of Dongola, Mrs. Luck Eaker of Lutesville and a half-brother, Harry Rowe of Zalma.

This was from the Scott County Democrat. No date on the clipping.

This obit. says that she was buried at Union Park Cemetery. She was, but due to a mix up where they later buried another man beside her, Union Park paid to have her moved to whatever cemetery her family wanted. She, along with her husband Joseph William Angel, are now buried at Bollinger County Memorial Cemetery. My father told me about this mix up and I have a picture of the headstone in Bollinger Co. Memorial Cemetery as sources. -Laura Vonk


Name: Laura Vonk <>
Date: 2003-01-03
Deceased Full Name Myrtle M. Garner
Date Born July 20,1901
Date Died Aug. 29, 1984
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Garner of Advance died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1984 in Chaffee General Hospital. She was 83.
She was born July 20, 1901 near Zalma, daughter of Joseph William and Clora Rowe Angel.
Mrs. Garner was a member of Little Valley General Baptist Church near Lutesville.
On April 27, 1918, she married Jonah James Garner at Lutesville. He died March 23, 1954.
Surviving are sons Homer, Troy and Leonard Garner, all of Advance, and Estel Garner, Naples, Fla.; brothers, Harry Angel, Wentzville, and Ernest Angel, St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Ada Elledge, Lutesville; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, a daughter and two brothers preceded her in death.
Service was at 2 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Baker and Rev. James Johns officiating. Burial was in Bollinger County Memorial Cemetery.

From the Banner Press- Thursday, Sept. 6, 1984


Name: JoAnn McGinnis <>
Date: 2002-12-17
Deceased Full Name James Thomas Wright
Date Born ?
Date Died 1951

I don’t know if these are the same lines but you can view my tree. fallow the link at the bottom of the mesg, hope it helps.

1. JAMES THOMAS1 WRIGHT died 1951. He married (1) MARY ANN PRUITT. She died 1895. He married (2) DORA SEE EMAILINE in missouri.

Children of JAMES WRIGHT and MARY PRUITT are:
i. IASAM2 WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1888; m. ALTA.
2. ii. ELISHA JACK WRIGHT, b. January 24, 1892, missourie; d. 1977, Dunlap Kansas.


Generation No. 2

2. ELISHA JACK2 WRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS1) was born January 24, 1892 in missourie, and died 1977 in Dunlap Kansas. He married DELLA MAXSENE CUMMINGS April 12, 1942 in marion kansas, daughter of CHARLIES CUMMINGS and FLORANCE MCHUGH. She was born January 14, 1922 in Ogden Kansas, and died April 05, 2001 in Salina Kansas.
Thank you.
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Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Joseph M McCormick
Date Born February 18,1866
Date Died April 10, 1917
On the morning of April 10,1917, the Angel of Death entered the home of Mrs G.E. McCormick and laid its withering hands on the loving husband and father, Joseph McCormick. He was born February 18, 1866 and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus April 10, 1917, aged 51 years, 1 month and 6 days. He was converted in 1916 and became a member of the General Baptist Church and lived a Christian life from that time until his death. He leaves a widow, two daughters, one sister and two brothers, besides a host other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Grace Whitener
Date Born July 29, 1887
Date Died September 13, 1923
Mrs Grace Vance Whitener was born July 29, 1887. While a student in Will Mayfield College, she was converted and united with the Marble Hill Baptist Church by baptism, April 2, 1905. She taught school in Bollinger and Madison Counties for some years. One the 18th day of January 1908, she was married to J.F. Whitener. Stricken with tuberculosis, she suffered patiently for several months and departed to be with her Savior, September 13, 1923. She lived a devoted life to her family, friends and Savior. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband and five children, her parents, Mr and Mrs Luke Vance, five sisters and two brothers. Her funeral was conducted at McGee's Chapel by T.H. Jenkins, the last pastor of the Marble Hill Baptist Church. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends testified by their presence to her rare moral and Christian character. At the close of a beautiful day as the golden sunset filled the land, her remains were lowered gently to their last resting place to await the awakening, when the Lord shall call them forth again.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Mary V. M. McGregor
Date Born December 1842
Date Died November 30, 1924
Sunday evening, November 30th, the Death Angel visited our home and took from us our aged grandmother, Mary V. McGregor, the wife of H.P. McGregor, who preceeded her in death 13 years ago. Grandmother was getting old, yet her presence is missed. Christmas times brings new thoughts of her and the vacant place seems larger. She leaves nine children, H.P. McGregor, Mrs R.L. Vance, Mrs G.L. McCormick, T.D. McGregor, J.H. McGregor, Mrs. J Chronister, Mrs R Smith of Glen Allen, Mrs Joe Harrold of Gunnison, Colo., Mrs E.D. Waters of Oregon. Two children preceded her in death, Arthur McGregor of Glen Allen and Mrs. B.F. Headrick of Taskee. She leaves 43 grandchildren and 73 great grandchildren.
The last few years of her life was spent among her children. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Vance where she had been afflicted for six weeks. The funeral was conducted by Rev James Trentham. Her remains were placed to rest in McGee Chapel Cemetery.
--Her granddaughter Mrs. C.B. Scott


Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Jospeh Harlan McGregor
Date Born 1884
Date Died October 1931
Harlan McGregor passed away last Sunday evening at 9:15, after twelve weeks of painful suffering, aged 48 years, 2 months and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved widow, eight children, six sisters and one brother. His father, mother, two brothers and one sister and one infant son preceded him to the great beyond. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized on October 19, 1931 and was fully prepared to meet his God. Being of a jovial friendly disposition he was liked by everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held at McGee Chapel Tuesday afternoon by Rev Fred DeHoog.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Jacob Elledge
Date Born 1851
Date Died September 21, 1897
Died, at his residence, near Scheperville, September 21, Jacob Elledge, aged about 46 years. Deceased was an honest, industrious farmer. He leaves several children unprotected, their mother having died some time ago.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Arthur G. McGregor
Date Born May 9, 1880
Date Died April 18, 1919
Arthur G. McGregor was born May 9, 1880 and died April 18, 1919. He leaves a wife, four children, a mother, seven sisters, three brothers and a host of other realtives and friends to mourn his departure. He suffered about nine weeks but now his suffering is ended. He told us before he died that he was resting safe in Jesus' arms. We are sorry to know of his death for we know a bright star has been taken from us. He was laid to rest in the McGee Chapel Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Lue Vance
Date Born ?
Date Died July 1, 1909
The Death Angel visited the home of Mr and Mrs Robert Vance July 1, 1909, and claimed their beloved daughter, Lue. She leaves a father, mother, two brothers, two sisters. The remains were interred in the Myers Cemetery.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Kerma Future Vance
Date Born November 10, 1910
Date Died January 24, 1937
Kerma Future Vance, daughter of W.S. and Effie Vance, was born November 10, 1910 and died January 24, 1937, aged 26 years, 2 months and 14 days. Her health failed her at the age of 6 years. June 16, 1930 she was taken to State Hospital at Marshall, MO for treatment, where she remained until God saw fit to call her to that home. She leaves to mourn her going her parents, three brothers and one sister; Charlie of East Alton, Ill; and Jack, Warren and Florence at home. Also her grandparents, Mr and Mrs T.J. Gregory. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the McGee Chapel Church, burial in the church cemetery.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Benjamin I. Vance
Date Born May 4, 1889
Date Died May 29, 1937
Benjamin I. Vance passed away at Deaconess Hospital in St Louis Saturday morning May 29. Mr Vance was injured in a car accident about five weeks ago, while driving downtown in one of the company's heavy-loaded trucks. He underwent an operation Friday.
Mr Vance was born in Bollinger CO., May 4, 1889 and lived here until eight years ago. He was married to Adelia Cullison of Zalma, November 10,1910 and to this union the following children were born; Fern, the eldest, now Mrs Bernard Crater of South St Louis; Mrs Freda Wilson, at home; Luke, Thomas, Paul, Helen, Emma, Pearl, Grand and Jean, also at home. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Dina Sue, daughter of Mrs Wilson; Laura and Vance, daughter and son of Mrs Carter.
He was the son of Mr and Mrs R. I. Vance of near Glen Allen. Both his parents survive him, one brother, Claude Vance of Glen Allen and the following sisters; Mrs James McCulough of near Cape Girardeau; Mrs Arthur Liley, St Louis; Mrs Leland James, Zalma; Mrs Carl Scott, Glen Allen; and Mrs Walter Scott of St Louis. A sister Mrs Grace Whitener passed away in 1923.
Funeral services were held at the West Park Baptist Church at St Louis, Monday. The body was brought to the old home on Hwy 34. Interment was in McGee Chapel Cemetery, Tuesday June 1.


Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Jerry Simpson Elledge
Date Born 1936
Date Died October 14, 1937
Jerry Simpson, 13 month old son of Mr and Mrs Milford Elledge of Wappapello, died Oct 14, and was buried in the Haupound Cemetery near Poplar Bluff October 15. The infant is survived by his father and mother, Mr and Mrs Elledge, formerly lived near Dongola.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Truman Elledge
Date Born 1923
Date Died March 7, 1925
In loving remembrance of little Truman Elledge, 2 yearold son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Elledge, who died March 7, 1925. He was sick for over three weeks. He leaves to mourn his going his father and mother.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Sam Elledge
Date Born ?
Date Died before July 7, 1938
Mr and Mrs Homer Murphy, Mr and Mrs Vernice Collins and Mr and Mrs Albert Winchester were called to Wappapello Sunday morning by the death of the ladies father, Sam Elledge, who had been ill for sometime, suffering from cancer. His body was brought Monday evening to Clubb Creek Church where funeral services were held, conducted by Rev Willie Eaker. Interment was in the cemetery there. (Dongola News)

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Sam Elledge
Date Born ?
Date Died before July 7, 1938
Mr and Mrs Homer Murphy, Mr and Mrs Vernice Collins and Mr and Mrs Albert Winchester were called to Wappapello Sunday morning by the death of the ladies father, Sam Elledge, who had been ill for sometime, suffering from cancer. His body was brought Monday evening to Clubb Creek Church where funeral services were held, conducted by Rev Willie Eaker. Interment was in the cemetery there. (Dongola News)

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Robert Fisher Elledge
Date Born May 11, 1868
Date Died Feb 12, 1928
The angel of death has again visited our happy home and taken away our dearly beloved father, Robert Fisher Elledge. He was born May 11, 1868 and departed this life February 12, 1928 and was 59 years old. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving companion, four sons, four daughters, 11 grandchildren. One son was called three weeks and three days before his father. His suffering was long and intense.
-----Daughter, Lucy J. Liley


Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-06
Deceased Full Name Robert Elledge
Date Born 1859
Date Died February 16, 1928
Robert Elledge died Sunday afternoon at his home in Cane Creek after an illness of four days of typhoid. Mr Elledge was thought to be on the road to recovery but suffered a back set from which he died. Mr Elledge was 69 years, 1 month and 9 days old. He was born and raised on the same farm where he died and had lived there all his life. He was married twice. The first marriage was to Miss Lambert. To this union two children were born. Dorman Elledge and Mrs Ola Crites. After the death of his first wife he married Miss Ladd, daughter of Ben Ladd of Greenbrier. To this union eight children were born, six of whom are living. He is also survived by his wife.
Bob Elledge was a good husband, father and neighbor and will be greatly missed in his neighborhood.


Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-05
Deceased Full Name Levi Elledge
Date Born June 6, 1928
Date Died January 19, 1928
Levi Elledge was born June 6, 1904 and died January 19, 1928. He was married to Fern Eaker in March 1925. He leaves to mourn his going a wife and baby boy, a father, mother, four brothers, four sisters and an aged grandmother. At the age of 16 he professed faith in Christ in a meeting at Clubb Creek and was baptized by Rev. Willie Baker but held his membership at Little Valley Church. He was sick 3 weeks and his suffering was great.

Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-04
Deceased Full Name Ephriam Maston Myers
Date Born 1860
Date Died January 19, 1939
Ephriam Maston Myers departed this life January 19, 1939 at 4:30 p.m., aged 79 years, I month, and 25 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure 5 daughters, Mrs. Lillie Moore, St Louis; Mrs. Cora Rhodes, Senath; Mrs. Nelsie and Clercy Newell and Miss Charlotte Myers of Grassy. Three brothers Harl of Cape Girardeau; Jasper of Perryville; and Marvin of Grassy; 25 grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Maranda Gregory of Grassy and a host of other relatives and friends.
He professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Friendship General Baptist church of Grassy and lived a devoted Christian life until the end.
His wife preceded him in death 10 years ago.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev Fred DeHoog with burial in the Myers Cemetery.


Name: Kay McGregor <>
Date: 2002-12-04
Deceased Full Name Archie Forrest & Henry Maxwell McGregor
Date Born see obit
Date Died 1940 (see obit for dates)
Early Friday morning, January 19, 1940, God in His infinite mercy saw fit to snatch from the home of Mrs. Gertrude McGregor two beloved sons, Henry Maxwell and Archie Forrest McGregor.
Archie was born January 1, 1926 and died in the flames that destroyed the family home, early Friday morning, January 19, 1940. He was 14 years and 19 days old.
Max, as he was known to all, was born, August 25, 1919 and departed this life Saturday morning, January 20, 1940 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 20 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
They were preceded in death by their father, Harlan McGregor in November, 1932. A small brother, Hardy Winfield died in infancy.
They are survived by their widowed mother, Mrs. Gertrude McGregor, four brothers, Rexwell and Charley of Grassy, Hadley of Puxico and Shelby of Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Zella Barnes of Senath, Mrs. Drucilla Williams of Grassy and little Charlotte at home; also an aged grandmother, Mrs. Lou Billington, who at the home at the time of the tragedy. Also a host of relatives and friends who greatly mourned their going.
We know that things in this life happen that we can’t understand, but we are glad to realize that we have a just and merciful God, “Who doeth all things well.ö And we leave Archie and Max in His hands until we can meet them beyond this land of sorrow.
Funeral services were held at McGee Chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by Revs. Fred DeHoog and Willie Liley. And as the sun was sinking in the west the two brothers were lowered side by side in the McGee Chapel Cemetery to await the resurrection.

They are gone, but not forgotten,
By the friends who loved them well.
Memory of their smiling faces,
Linger ‘round where they did dwell.
Tho the home has been left broken,
Also their dear mother’s heart,
We will meet dear Max and Archie
Where we again will never part.
Written by a Cousin


Name: Bill East <>
Date: 2002-12-02
Deceased Full Name Dora Pearl Crites Ladd
Date Born May 20, 1900
Date Died Nov. 17, 1998
Dora Pearl Ladd was born May 20, 1900, in Dongola, Mo., the daughter of Joel Madison Crites and Christina Adaline Killian Crites. She died Nov. 17, 1998, at the age of 98 years, five months, and 28 days. Dora grew up in the rural southern Bollinger County community of Schlatiz. She attended Will Mayfield College and taught in various county schools before her marriage. She was married on May 14, 1920, to William Lacy Ladd in Lutesville, Mo. They made their home near Greenbriar, Mo. William preceded her in death on April 7, 1950.
To their union were born five children: Rosalie Gaither, Kirkwood, Mo.; Dorothy East, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; William Alan Ladd, Galva, Kan.; Carole Mosette Stanley, St. Louis, Mo.; and Jane Rockwell, Imperial, Mo.
She devoted nearly 45 years to the Order of the Eastern Star, holding several offices, including serving as Worthy Matron of the Marble Hill, Mo., chapter in 1965 and 1979. She was active in civic endeavors, serving as a poll judge for may years. Dora was also a member of Ladd's Chapel Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5900 in Marble Hill.
Besides her children, she is survived by 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Nine brothers and sisters, two grandsons, and two great grandsons preceded her death.
Burial was Nov. 21, 1998 in Baker Cemetery, Marble Hill. Pall bearers were grandsons Bill East, Parma Ohio; John East, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Roger East, Paducah, Ky.; Richard East, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; David East, Jackson, Tenn.; Stephen East, St. Charles, Mo.; Timothy Stanley, St. Louis, Mo., and Tony Stanley, Port Orchard, Wash.


Name: Bill East <>
Date: 2002-11-25
Deceased Full Name William Lacy Ladd
Date Born May 19, 1894
Date Died April 7, 1950
Wm. L. Ladd, 55 years old, a farmer, died at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the family home near Greenbriar, Mo., following an illness of a year. He had been in a hospital at Cape Girardeau and more recently returned from the Veteran's Hospital at Jefferson Barracks.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Ladd's Chapel with Rev. Truman Collins of St. Louis in charge. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery with Masonic rites. The body is at the Baker Funeral Home here (Lutesville) and will remain until time for the services.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dora Ladd; a son, Alan Ladd at home; four daughters, Mrs. Lester Gaither of St. Louis, Mrs. J. J. East Jr. of Cape Girardeau, and Misses Mosette and Jane Ladd at home; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Lee of Houston, Tex., and three grandchildren, Diane Gaither, William East, and John East.
He was born May 19, 1894, in Houston, Tex., but had spent the greater part of his life in Bollinger County, residing on the farm where he died for 17 years. He was married to Miss Dora Crites of Lutesville.--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 8, 1950


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