New Madrid Obituaries

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Name: CAROLYN HENRY <karihenry@bigrivertel.net>
Date: 2008-01-19
Deceased Full Name: WILEY D. HENRY
Date Born MAR. 14TH, 1917
Date Died MAR.15TH, 1917
Comments:
PARMA--WILEY D. HENRY, NEWBORN INFANT SON OF DEMARCUS AND MYRTLE HENRY PASSED AWAY AT 5:PM TODAY AT HOME. THE BODY IS AT DELISLE BROS. FUNERAL HOME IN PARMA. BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE PARMA CEMETERY.

 

Name: CAROLYN HENRY <KARIHENRY@BIGRIVERTEL.NET>
Date: 2008-01-19
Deceased Full Name: MYRTLE HICKS HENRY
Date Born SEPT. 7TH, 1890
Date Died FEB. 24TH, 1973
Comments:
PARMA-MRS. MYRTLE HICKS HENRY, 82 YEARS OLD, FORMERLY OF PARMA, DIED AT 3 A.M. TODAY IN SHUFFIT NURSING HOME NO.3 AT
SIKESTON FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED ILLNESS.
THE FORMER MISS HICKS WAS BORN SEPT. 7TH, 1890 IN TENNESSEE, HER HUSBAND, DEMARCUS HENRY, AND INFANT SON WILEY D. HENRY PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH HERE.
SURVIVING: A SON, CHARLEY F. HENRY, EAST PRAIRIE; TWO SISTERS, MRS. VERA ALLEN, PARMA, AND MRS. LEORA SEXTON, HAMMOND, IND.; A BROTHER C.D. HICKS, MICHIGAN; FOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.
THE BODY IS AT SHELBY FUNERAL HOME AT EAST PRAIRIE, WHERE ARRANGEMENTS ARE INCOMPLETE.

 

Name: scott stegall <scott_stegall39@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-13
Deceased Full Name: junior kelley
Comments:
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Name: Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths <theresagriffiths@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Deceased Full Name: Emma Lou Frances ( Pugh ) ACUP
Date Born October 01, 1882
Date Died April 20, 1951
Comments:
* Obit: Emma Acup

April 26, 1951

Mrs. Emma Acup, 68 years old, died Friday, in the Wood River Township Hospital at Wood River, Ill. The body was brought to Baker Funeral Home in Lutesville Friday, where it remained for the funeral services which were held Monday. Rev. C. E. Barringer, pastor of the Mill Street Pentecostal Church in Cape Girardeau conducted services and burial was in McGee Chapel Cemetery near Grassy. Mrs. Acup passed away while visiting with a son, Josh, in East Alton, Ill., where she had been since March. The family resided in Cape Girardeau. Born in Kentucky, October 1, 1882, she moved to Bollinger Co. to the Grassy community when a child. She resided there until 1930 when the family moved to Cape Co. She is survived by her husband, James W. Acup of Cape Girardeau, five sons, John Acup of Burfordville, Arvel Acup of Dexter, and Josh, Burl and Buford Acup, all of East Alton, Ill., Mrs. Flora Philips of Fredericktown and Mrs. Marie Orr of St. Francis, Ark.; two half brothers, Edward and Melvin Pugh of Kennett; three sisters, Mrs. Louverne Higgs of Matthews, Mrs. Rebecca Moore of Fredericktown, and Mrs. Alice Atkins of Morehouse; 37 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

 

Name: Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths <theresagriffiths@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Deceased Full Name: John Richard SAILORS
Date Born November 28, 1882
Date Died 1945
Comments:
* May 17, 1945 - The Sikeston Herald (Sikeston, Missouri)


RITES TO BE HELD FOR JOHN RICHARD SAILORS


Funeral services will be con-
ducted at the Dogwood church
near East Prairie at 2 o'clock to-
morrow afternoon for John Rich-
ard Sailors, who died of dropsy
last Monday at the home of a
daughter at Chaffee soon after
his arrival from California, where
he had resided since last August.
Rev. Ray Tallent will have charge
of the rites. Burial will be in the
church cemetery with Taylor service.
Mr. Sailors was born at East
Prairie November 28, 1882. He
spent most of his life there and
in the Sikeston community until
last summer when he moved to
California. He became ill in March
and received hospitalization for
several weeks. Feeling improved,
he decided to return to Missouri
and reached Chaffee only a short
time before the end.
The survivors include his widow,
Mrs. fannie Sailors; five sons,
Tobe, Mack and Joe, of Sikeston,
J.D. of san Francisco, Cal., and
Verlin Sailors, of Brigham City,
Utah, and six daughters, Mrs. Bill
Vaughn, Mrs. Paul Brown, Mrs.
Andrew Jeffries and Miss Fadine
Sailors, of San Francisco; Mrs.
Ruth Gray of Charleston and Mrs.
Chester Niswonger of Chaffee. All
will attend the rites.

 

Name: Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths <theresagriffiths@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Deceased Full Name: Rufus W. "Tobe" SAILORS
Date Born July 30, 1910
Date Died January 28, 1948
Comments:
* February 5, 1948 - Page Four - The Sikeston Herald (Sikeston, Missouri)




SERVICES HELD FOR RUFUS W. SAILORS

Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at the Dogwood
Church near East Prairie for Ru-
fus W. ( Tobe ) Sailors, 38 years
old, who died in San Francisco,
Cal., January 28. Rev O.C. Lewis
had charge of rites with interment
in the Dogwood cemetery with
Taylor service.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Ruby Sailors, and a son; also
surviving are four brothers, Mac
Sailors of Sikeston, V.W. Sailors
or East Prairie, Duff and Joe
Sailors of San Francisco; six
sisters, Bessie Vaughn, Ercie
Jeffrey, and Margaret Niswonger,
all of San Francisco, Ruth Gray of
Barlow, Ky., Virginia Brown of
Wyatt, and Faye dean Middelton
of Mitchell, ILL.

 

Name: Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths <theresagriffiths@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Deceased Full Name: Birdie Alice ( Pew/Pugh ) ADKINS
Date Born Abt. 1889
Date Died July 16, 1953
Comments:
* Obit: Thursday July 16, 1953 - Sikeston Herald

MOREHOUSE WOMAN DIED THIS MORNING

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Mrs. Alice Adkins, 64, of Morehouse, who passed away at her home this morning after being bedfast for the last three weeks.
Rites will be held at the Morehouse Nazarene Church with the Rev. Lavita Hill officiating. Burial will be in the New Morley Cemetery.
Mrs. Adkins is survived by her husband, Thomas Adkins of Morehouse; three sons, Carl and Virgil, of the home, and Bert of Tennessee; two daughters, Miss Beatrice of the home and Mrs. Dorothy Beggs of Blodgett, and four grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at the Nunnalee Funeral Home in Charleston until time for services.

 

Name: Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths <theresagriffiths@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Deceased Full Name: Birdie Alice ( Pew/Pugh ) ADKINS
Date Born Abt. 1889
Date Died July 16, 1953
Comments:
* Obit: Thursday July 16, 1953 - Sikeston Herald

MOREHOUSE WOMAN DIED THIS MORNING

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Mrs. Alice Adkins, 64, of Morehouse, who passed away at her home this morning after being bedfast for the last three weeks.
Rites will be held at the Morehouse Nazarene Church with the Rev. Lavita Hill officiating. Burial will be in the New Morley Cemetery.
Mrs. Adkins is survived by her husband, Thomas Adkins of Morehouse; three sons, Carl and Virgil, of the home, and Bert of Tennessee; two daughters, Miss Beatrice of the home and Mrs. Dorothy Beggs of Blodgett, and four grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at the Nunnalee Funeral Home in Charleston until time for services.

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Deceased Full Name: Patsy Ruth Wiggins
Date Born Sept. 23, 1928
Date Died Aug, 16, 2006
Comments:
Patsy Ruth Wiggins was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Lilbourn, Mo., to Reva Blue Cline and Cecil Cline. She died Wednesday; August 16, 2006 in Judsonia, Ar., at the age of 77 years. 10 months and 23 days.
She was united in marriage to Winford Clint Wiggins who survives of the home. Preceding her in death were her parents Reva Blue Cline and Cecil Cline.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Winford Clint Wiggins of Judsonia, Ar., 3 daughters; Jena Pfeffer of Augusta, Ar., Diane Pullum of Portageville and Patty Purser of New Madrid; 1 step-daughter, Rebecca Lewis of Portageville 1 brother: Junior Cline; 2 sisters: Dorothy Willcutt and Audrey Henson all of Portageville. 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2006 at DeLisle Funeral Chapel with Dan L. Smith officiating. Interment followed at the Portageville Cemetery with DeLisle Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Deceased Full Name: Louis Boulton
Date Born July 29, 1919
Date Died Aug, 21, 2006
Comments:
Louis C. Boulton, 87, died Aug. 21, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid.
Born July 29, 1919, at Obion County, Tenn., to the late William Riley and Nettie Haynes Boulton, he was a retired farmer.
On April 16, 1938, at Union City, Tenn., he married Ira Evelyn Bird who preceded him in death on April 14, 1994.

Five brothers, Dave Boulton, Clarence Boulton, Hubert Boulton, Jack Boulton and William Walter Boulton; and three sisters, Josepine Owens, Lila Matry and Sarah Hastings, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Robert "Bob" Boulton of New Madrid; four daughters and two Sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Frank Higgerson of East Prairie, Hazel and Bobby Smith of New Madrid and Peggy Rice and Fran Milward of Sikeston; two brothers, Alec and wife Jessie Boulton, and A.G. Boulton; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Harold Albritton; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 2.P.M., Aug 23, 2oo6, at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid with Rev. Tom McCanless officiating.
Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.
Memorial contributions may be made to; Higgerson School Historic Site 300 Main St. New Madrid Mo 63869

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Deceased Full Name: Toler
Date Born Dec.21, 1935
Date Died Aug, 19, 2006
Comments:
Charles Toler, 70 died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home.
Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Cardwell, to the late Charles Monroe and Elsie McCormack Toler, he was a member of the Masonic lodge in New Madrid.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Roy A. and Tammy Toler of Cape Girardeau; one foster brother Tommy May of New Madrid and one sister of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Lee Toler: one infant brother, and his foster parents, Tom and Vivian May.

Services were conducted at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. Cy Smith officiated.
Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.

 

Name: Don E. Wright <monewmadrid@genealogy-sites.us>
Date: 2005-07-25
Comments:
Post your Obituary to the site.


Thanks
CC Don E. Wright
"Don E. Wright" <monewmadrid@genealogy-sites.us>
New Madrid Co MO-AHGP & MOGenWeb site
http://www.rootsweb.com/~monewmad/nm-indx.htm


 

Name: Jason Presley <daclyde@usa.net>
Date: 2003-10-06
Deceased Full Name: George Washington Joiner
Date Born March 25, 1876
Date Died July 8, 1955
Comments:
Joiner Rites Held

George Washington Joiner was born March 25, 1876 in Elizabethtown, Ill., and dies in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, July 8, 1955. He was 79 years old. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hickman joiner. Mr. Joiner had lived in Parma and vicinity 51 years. On Sept. 11, 1904 he was united in marriage to Effie Alice Brockett in Elizabethtown. One daughter was born to this union, and preceded him in death in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Joiner of Parma; two brothers, Abe Joiner of Herod, Ill., and Will Joiner of Herod, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Senior, Mrs. Mattie Elders, Mrs. Bertha Hicks and Mrs. Lola Cochran, all of Golconda; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the General Baptist Church in Parma, with Rev. T.D. Davis of Bernie officiating. burial was in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery with Watkins and Sons Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

 

Name: Jason Presley <daclyde@usa.net>
Date: 2003-10-06
Deceased Full Name: George Washington Joiner
Date Born March 25, 1876
Date Died July 8, 1955
Comments:
George W. Joiner of Parma Dies

George W. Joiner, 79-year-old resident of Parma, died Friday, July 8, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 at the Parma Gernal Baptist Church. The Rev. T.D. Davis officiated and burial was in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery with Watkins arrangements.

Mr. Joiner was born on March 25, 1876 in Elizabethtown, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hickman Joiner. In September of 1904, he was united in marriage to Miss Effie Alice Brockett of Elizabethtown. Their only daughter preceded him in death in her infancy. He had been a resident of the Parma community for the past 51 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Joiner; two brothers, and three sisters.

 

Name: Jason Presley <daclyde@usa.net>
Date: 2003-10-05
Deceased Full Name: Joseph O. Niswonger
Date Born February 7, 1900
Date Died Tuesday, January ?, 1963
Comments:
J. O. Niswonger Dies

Joseph O. Niswonger, 62, manager of the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma, died suddenly at his home in Parma about 7 p.m. Tuesday. He had recently underwent hospital care for a heart condition and death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Niswonger had served as manager of the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home at Parma since 1937. The son of Silas and Elizabeth Gamlin Niswonger, he was born February 7, 1900 at Doniphan, Mo. He spent his childhood there and attended Doniphan schools, At one time he taught school at Corning, Ark., moving to Parma in 1937 to become affiliated with the funeral home.

He served as mayor of Parma for two years and at the time of his death was secretary-treasurer of the Parma Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Parma Missionary Baptist Church and was serving on the Board of Deacons, as well as church treasurer. He was also teacher of the Men's Bible Class.

On January 28, 1924 he was married at Doniphan to Miss Edna Lorey, who survives.

His body will lie in state at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Parma until 2 p.m. Friday, when services will be conducted at the Parma Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Edwin Goodwin, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Malden.

Other than his wife, he is survived by three children, Mrs. William H. Noble, Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Tracy Eaton, Kansas City, Mo., and O. J. Niswonger, Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Niswonger, Parma; two brothers, Herman of Dallas, Texas and Orvin of Wister, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

 

Name: Shelly <countrypumkin02@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
Deceased Full Name: Johnny Walls
Date Born July 23,1907
Date Died Janurary 3,1975
Comments:
Johnny Walls,67 was born July 23,1907 in Marked Tree, Ark.,son of Will and Lou (Smith)Walls. He married Hester White on Dec.24,1930. He died Jan.3 at his home in Portageville.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at DeLisle Funeral Home Chapel. Tev. Hershel Godair officiated burial was in the Portageville cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Thacker, Ben Reams, Junior Russell, Jerry Brasher, John Montgomery and W.C. James.
He survivied by his wife, Hester,five sons,Roger,Buford,Donald Ray and J.C. all of Portageville, Estel of St. Louis, five daughters, Evelyn Harp,Coolidge,Ariz. Mary Lou Hart of Ontario Calif.,Deloris Cook, St. Louis;Joyce Walls of Portageville;Geraldine Ablis of Palermo,Calif., 19 grandchildren,three brothers Adolphus Walls, Batavia,Ill; Coleman Walls,Benton Harbor Mich. and Robert Walls of Tucson,Ariz.

 

Name: Shelly <countrypumkin02@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
Deceased Full Name: Hester Walls
Date Born August 6,1913
Date Died December 28,2001
Comments:
Hester Walls was born August 6,1913 in Black Rock Arkansas,to the late Mary Magdeline Henshaw White & Benjamin J. McFalls White. She died December 28,2001 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau,Mo., at the age of 88 years,4 months,and 22 days. She was united in marriage on December 24,1930 in Portageville,Mo to the late Johnny Walls. Prceeding her in death were her parents Benjamin J. McFalls White & Mary Magdeline Henshaw White. Her husband Johnny Walls, two sons Landall Walls, J.C. Walls. Three grandchildren, Tammy Walls,Gregory Walls,Jimmy Harp. One Great-Grandchild, Kimberly Morgan. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons: Estel Walls,Roger Walls,Buford Walls and Donald Walls,all of Portageville Mo. Her Daughters, Evelyne Harp of Casa Grande,AZ. Mary Lou Hart and Deloris Panuco both of California. Twenty two grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
 

Name: Shelly Lewis <countrypumkin02@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
Deceased Full Name: Johnny "J.C." Walls
Date Born December 31,1951
Date Died December 9,2001
Comments:
Johnny Walls was born December 31,1951 in Florence AZ, to the late Hester White Walls & Johnny Walls. He died December 9,2001 at home in New Madrid,Mo at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 9 days. Preceding two sister, Geraldine Ables and Joyce Jones and one brother, Landall Walls. He leaves to mourn his passing, his mother, Hester Walls of New Madrid,Mo, his son,Cory Daniel Walls, USAF, GA, four brothers, Estel,Roger,Buford and Donald Walls, all of Portageville,Mo, Three sisters, Eveline Henry of Casa Grande, AZ, Mary Lou Hart and Deloris Cook both of CA, and a host of other relatives and friends.
 

Name: CATHY WILKEN <rcwilken@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-25
Deceased Full Name: SALLY BELLE JACKSON MITCHELL
Date Born OCT 25 1941
Date Died JUNE 08 2003
Comments:
SALLY BELLE JACKSON MITCHELL WAS BORN IN NEW MADRID MO. DAUGHTER OF WILLIS EARL & IDA MAE JACKSON.SHE WAS SURVIVED BY TWO DAUGHTERS CATHY(RON) WILKEN CARLYLE IL. JOAN(ROGER)ROLFINGSMIEIR BREESE IL.ONE SON WESLEY(KAREN)MITCHELL ALTON IL.6 GRANDCHILDEN AND 3 GREATGRANDCHILDREN.5 SISTERS IMOGENE DAY SIKESTON MO.DOLLY BURRIS BREESE IL.CALLY ROBINSON MARINE CITY MICHIGAN,IDA MAE PETIT MARINE IL.REVA BARGETZI HIGHLAND IL.3 BROTHERS WILLIAM SONNY JACKSON HAROLD IL.GARY JACKSON HAROLD IL. & WELTON ROE JACKSON EAST PRAIRIE MO.
 

Name: David Dumay <dldumay@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-26
Deceased Full Name: Dorothy Waters Gentry
Date Born Nov. 11. 1908
Date Died Sep. 15 1994
Comments:
Dorothy Waters Gentry died Sep. 15, 1994 at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 11, 1908 in Matthews to Dr. James Franklin Waters and Dora Harper. On Sep 30, 1925, in Sikeston, she married Bert Gentry. Dorothy was a longtime volunteer at Missouri Delta Hospital.
She was proceeded in death by three brothers, Reece, Guy Henry, and Fitzhugh Lee, four sisters, Dimple Daisy, Maggie, Florine Francis, and Della Dora, and two daughters, Mary Margaret and Dorothy Sue.
Survivors include her husband, Bert Gentry of Sikeston, two daughters, Jacqueline Wyrick of St. Louis and Ann Dumay of Leawood, Kansas, one son, Edward Gentry of St. Louis, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were held at Nunnelee Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetary.

 

Name: Glenda Case <mickeymom5@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-12
Deceased Full Name: Sarah Christine Harrison-Atchley(nee McNeil)
Date Born 12-Feb-1865
Date Died 1-Oct-1940
Comments:
Gideon News: 4 Oct 1940
Sarah Harrison Atchley,76, well know pioneer resident of Gideon, passed away at 1:30 a.m.Tuesday after a stroke of apoplexy. She was one of the city's best known and highly respected citizens, having resided here since 1906. The funeral was held at the Church of God on Wednesday norning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Frank Stoker in charge. Interment took place in Ellias Cemetery. Mrs. Atchley was born in Illinois on Feb 12, 1864 and came to this community in 1906. She was first married to Will Harrison and to that union five sons were born, who survive, including Gene, Glenn, Homer, Oscrow, and August, all of Gideon. Mr Harrison died many years ago. In 1917 she was married to W.T. Atchley who survives, together with the five sons, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

This information was so generously shared by Lyle !!!!

 

Name: Michael A. Sullivan <mandgee@socket.net>
Date: 2003-01-08
Deceased Full Name: Susan Roper Green
Date Born 11th, 1855
Date Died November 10th, 1925
Comments:
Susan Green, deceased, was born in Saline County, Illinois Ferry 11th, 1855, and departed this life November 10th, 1925 at 4:25 a.m. at the home of her grandson. She lived out her allotted time of seventy years.
She lived in Illinois until she was about 30 years of age, then moved to this state. In 1873 she was united in marriage to Lafayette (Mack) Clifton. To this union were born three children: David George, Priscilla Ann and Fannie Isabelle. In 1884 she was married to Wilson Shelton; then in 1900 she was married to W.C.Green.
Sister Green was a member of the Methodist Church from childhood until a few years ago, when she united with the Church of th Nazarene at Morehouse, Mo., and was a member of this church at the time of her death.
Her health had been impaired for the last four or five years of her life, and she suffered much during that time, but bore her afflictions patiently. Her daughter Ann, was her faithful nurse during her sickness and was at her bedside when death took her away.
She told her loved ones she was not afraid to die, and did not want to get well, also told her pastor that death had lost it's sting for her.
Sister Green leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter, two sisters,three brothers, three grandchildren and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church of the Nazarene, Morehouse, Mo.,November 12th, 1925 at 2:00p.m. by Rev.L.Hibner, former pastor. Interment was in the Sikeston Cemetery.
Signed: S.K.Moxley.

p.s.During our genealogical searches, we have found that Susan Roper Green did not come to Morehouse until after 1901.
Susan Roper was my Great Grandmother
She is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston, MO

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: James A. Moore--Barney E. Bye--Ella Mainord
Comments:
JAMES A. MOORE
Matthews----James Albert Moore, 85, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dowdy of Matthews.
Born Oct. 21,1891 in Decatur County, Tenn., to the late Elvis and Eva Moore, he was a retired custodian for the Matthews school system.
His wife preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1957.
Survivors include: two sons, Herman R. Moore of Richmond, Calif., and James Troy Moore of Plant City, Fla.; two daughters, Anell Rhodes and Mary Dowdy of Matthews; one brother, Burl Moore of Carson, Tenn.; three sisters, Pearl Valentine of Jackson, Tenn., Beaula Gibson of Parsons, Tenn., and Nora Epson of Lexington, Tenn.; and 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday at O'Guinn Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. Raymond Myrick and Don Hickman officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

BARNEY E. BYE
Matthews-----Barney Edward Bye, 69, a retired farmer, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday in Baptist Memorial Hospital at Memphis.
Born Dec. 27,1907 in New Madrid County, he was a son of the late John and Cora Matthews Bye and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: his widow, Cora Swan Bye; one stepson, Charles Moore of Matthews; three stepdaughters, Sue Roberts of Palos Verdes, Calif., Mary Daugherty of Sikeston, and Betty Jackson of LaForge; one brother, Kirby Bye of East Prairie; two sisters, Sophia Blue and Vivian Bye of Sikeston; and seven stepgrandchildren and three great-stepgrandchildren.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Douglas Milliron, pastor of First Christian Church in Matthews officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

ELLA MAINORD
Matthews----Ella F. Mainord, 90, died at 10:06 p.m. Thursday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 21,1888 in New Madrid County, to the late William and Sarah Ann Swan Singleton.
Her husband, Oscar Mainord, preceeded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Oscar Mainord of Matthews and Granville Mainord of New Madrid; one daughter, Mrs. Madge Revelle of Flint, Mich.; one brother, Arthut Byrd of Matthews; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Critchlow of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one grand-daughter, Ida Mae Ellis of New Madrid and one great-drand-daughter, Julia Marie Ellis of New Madrid.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday with Herschel Yates and Roy Stephenson, minster of Matthews Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: James Trail--Mamie M. Holderby
Comments:
JAMES TRAIL
Matthews----James Preston Trail, 55, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at his home following an apparent heart attack.
He was born Oct. 7,1922 at Matthews, son of the late Goble Trail Sr. and Vera Beatrice Hall Trail, and was a former employee of E.P. Coleman Gin Co.
Survivors include: three brothers, Goble Jr. and Kenneth R. Trail of Matthews and Earl E. Trail of Commerce; two sisters, Martha V. Roderick of Oroville, Calif., and Shirley M. Bewley of Matthews.
One brother, Marion Trail, preceeded him in death.
O'Guinn Funeral Home at Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Matthews--Services for James Preston Trail, 55, are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday in O'Guinn Funeral Home at Sikeston with the Rev. D.R. Heltman, pastor of the Matthews Nazarene Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Connie Mac Sells, Carl Shelby, Adair Throop, Ed Spradling, Cliff Reid and Charles Andrew.


MAMIE M. HOLDERBY
Mamie M. Holderby, 87, of 820 Linn St. was found dead in her home Thursday, apparently of natural causes. Coroner E.E. "Gene" Nunnelee said she had been dead between 48 and 72 hours.
She was born Aug. 21,1890 in Scott Co., to the late George and Mendy Thomason Henderschott.
Survivors include: one brother, Nolen Henderschott of Portage, Ind.; one half brother, Ted Atchley of Las Vegas, Nev.; two half sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ritter and Mrs. Virgia Dance of Palm Beach, Calif.
Graveside rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Don Miller, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: William A. Gemeinhardt
Date Born Sept. 24,1901
Comments:
WILLIAM A. GEMEINHARDT DIES TODAY

Matthews---William A. Gemeinhardt, 75, of Matthews, died at 5:16 a.m. today at Missouri Delta Community Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 24,1901 in Wittenberg to the late Martin and Dora Fiehler Gemeinhardt.
After moving to the Matthews area in 1922, he purchased and became president of the W.A. Gemeinhardt Seed Company in Matthews, and was president of the Gemeinhardt Farms. On June 27,1925 he married the former Della Reisenbichler, who survives.
In 1946 he organized Christ Lutheran Church in Matthews and he was a 50 year member of the Lutheran Laymen's League. He also organized a Boy Scout Troop in Matthews. In 1956 he was elected to the board of directors of Missouri Delta Community Hospital and was a member at his death.
Other survivors include: one son, Armand Gemeinhardt of Matthews; a daughter, Mrs. Neva Dell Anderson of Hannibal; two brothers, E.R. Gemeinhardt of Bell City and R.C. Gemeinhardt of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Schmidt of Pocahontas, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Home after noon Wednesday, and services are to be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Sievers, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston and Christ Lutheran Church in Matthews, assisted by Rev. Earl Weis, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Jackson.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: Luthada King
Date Born June 20,1924
Comments:
LUTHADA KING
Matthews-----Luthada King, 53, of Matthews died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at her residence in Matthews, following an extended illness.
She was born June 20, 1924 in Morrilton, Ark. to Mrs. Lucille McCoole Franklyn of Atchinson, Kans. and the late Thad Ashley.
On July 29,1942, she married Lester king, who survives.
Other survivors beside her mother and husband include: two sons, Billy Wayne of Gibson City, Ill. and Joe King of Dexter; one daughter, Brenda King of Sikeston; four brothers, Ben Ashley of New Madrid, Leonard Ashley of Merced, Calif., Johnny Ashley of Topeka, Kans., and Ronnie Ashley, stationed in Korea with the U.S. Army; one sister, Mrs. Birdie Page of Lancaster, Kans.; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Chapel until time of services at 2 p.m. today with the Revs. Larry Long and Doug Milliron, Christian Church ministers, officiating.
Burial will follow in Sikeston City Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Comments:
Spradling Death Ruled Electrocution

An autopsy performed Friday has revealed that the death of Johnny Don Spradling, 27, Matthews was caused by electrocution.
Sprading was working on a sign in front of the Learue and McKinnie Store on east Malone Avenue in Miner Friday when apparently he came in contact with a wire that electrocuted him. He fell approximately 15 feet from the ladder that he was standing on, striking his head on a metal mailbox and then hitting the pavement. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Scott County Coroner Gene Nunnelee.
He was born June 9, 1950 in Sikeston.
He was a mechanic for the Coca Cola Bottling Co.
He is survived by his wife, Vonda Spradling of the home; his parents, Ed and Dorothy Spradling of Essex; one son, Jim of Matthews; four sisters, Sharon Moody of Booneville, Ark., Louanna Houchins, Darlene and Juanita Spradling of Essex; and one brother, Tony Spradling of Essex.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel after 4 p.m. today. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Nunnelee Chapel with Herschel Yates of Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: William H. Graham--Ruth Shanks--Pearl Range
Comments:
WILLIAM H. GRAHAM
Matthews---William Harvey Graham, 69, died at 11 a.m. Monday at Missouri Delta Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 2, 1909 in Matthews to Mrs. Lillie Stacy Graham of Matthews and the late John Graham.
He was a retired farmer.
He was married to Viola Gilmore, who survives.
Other survivors include: seven sons, Glen Harvey Graham of New Madrid, Fred William Graham of Essex, Tommy Lee Graham of Charleston, Ronnie Eugene Graham, Larry Allen, Charles David and Harold Wayne of Matthews; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Ann Peterson of Broomfield, Colo., Mrs. Diane Critchlow of Independence and Mrs. Debbie Kay McWaters of Matthews; one brother, Lee Graham of Sikeston; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Hershel Yates of Matthews officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

RUTH SHANKS
New Madrid-----Ruth Maude Shanks, 53, Route One, died at 1 a.m. today at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born Oct. 5,1916 at Matthews to Maude Lucinda Brooks, who survives, and the late Moses Welton Shanks.
She was a licensed practical nurse.
In addition to her mother, survivors include: one brother, Joe Shanks of New Madrid; five sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Proffer of Matthews, Mrs. Geneva Renge of Webster Groves, Mrs. Rebecca Steward of Piedmont, Miss Sue Shanks of Matthews, and Mrs. Betty LeSieur of Pearlington, Miss.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Herschel Yates officiating.
Burial will follow in the Matthews City Cemetery.

PEARL RANGE
St. Louis-----Mrs. Pearl Range, 84, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Manor in St. Louis.
She was born June 9,1895 in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Robert and Emma Hale.
On May 2,1928 in Kewanee she married Roscoe J. Range, who survives of St. Louis.
Other survivors include: one son, Roscoe E. Range of St. Louis; one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Nugent of Cahokia, Ill.; one brother, Frank Hale of East Prairie; and six grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight until time for services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Pete Soens, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow at the Matthews Cemetery at Matthews.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: Talton Cannnon--Jean Curtis--W.J. Rhodes--Flossie Reed
Comments:
TALTON CANNON
Matthews----Talton Thomas Cannon, 77, died at 6:?? p.m. Thursday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston.
He was born April 8,18999 in Grand Rivers, Ky., to the late Thomas and Zola Cannon.
Survivors include: his widow, Laura Cannon; one son, Thomas Talton Cannon of Sikeston; two daughters, Regina Warren of Sikeston and Madeline Saliba of Southaven, Miss.; one sister, Mamie Dunn of Cowan, Ind.; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call at O'Guinn Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Raymond Myrick, pastor of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will be in Gardens of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

JEAN CURTIS
Matthews----Mrs. Jean "Jeaner" Curtis, 43, of Route One died at 1:55 a.m. today in Chaffee General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 30,1933, at Keiser, Ark., to the late Jessie R. Daniels and Mrs. Maudie Newton Daniels of Matthews, who survives.
Also surviving are: her widower, Nelson Curtis; four daughters, Mrs. Vickie Marie Roberts of Oran and Christie G., Kimberly J. and Nancy S. Curtis of the home; one brother, Charles Daniels of Matthews; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Hayes of Memphis, Mrs. Kathleen Lollar of Little Rock and Mrs. Martha Ann Wilson of Fort Myers, Fla.; and one grandson.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Cates, former pastor of Little Vine General Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

W.J. RHODES
Matthews----William Jennings Rhodes, 84, of Route One, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at Missouri Delta Community Hospital.
He was born May 30,1896 in New Madrid County to the late Frances Hall and James Rhodes.
He was married July 9,1945 to Grace Henshaw, who survives.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Sikeston.
Other survivors include: three stepsons, Joe Thomas of the home, Clifton Thomas of Coloma, Calif., and Jesse Thomas of Conway, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Bishop of St. Louis and Mrs. Violet Lomax of Sikeston; and nine grandchildren and
three-grandchildren.(They must of meant great-grandchildren)
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today in Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel with the Rev. Joe Helms, pastor of Clayton Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.

FLOSSIE REED
Maatthews----Flossie Annabelle Reed, 77, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 17,1901 in Defiance to the late Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Reed.
She had lived in Matthews since 1910 where she was a charter member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include: a brother, Clifford Reed of Matthews.
Two sisters, Lorene Sutton and Bessie Mae Revelle, preceded her in death.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the O'Guinn Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Matthews with Rev. Larry Long officiating.
Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: O.L.Daugherty
Date Born July 9,1886
Comments:
O.L. Daugherty dies: longtime cafe owner

Oliver L. Daugherty, 89, of 111 South St., a long time resident and owner of Daugherty's Cafe in Sikeston for 29 years, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home following an extended illness.
He was born July 9,1886 in Commerce to the late William Jarvis and Althea Hill Daugherty.
On May 26,1908 at Matthews, he married Florence Mae Caldwell, who survives.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Prior to becoming owner and operator of Daugherty's Cafe, 113 W. Malone Ave., which closed last fall, he was engaged in farming.
Other survivors include: one son, Oliver L. Daugherty Jr. of Republic; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Bush, Mrs. Maxine Lathum and Mrs. June Freshour of Sikeston and Mrs. Mary Hogan of East Prairie; and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Ralph Dodson, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <Piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Deceased Full Name: Fred Lamont Williams--Sallie Warren--Barney DuBois
Comments:
Here's more from my grandma's scrapbook.

FRED LAMONT WILLIAMS
Fred LaMont Williams, 80, of 402 Gilmore St. in Miner, died 4:40 a.m. today at Sells Rest Home in Matthews.
He was born Aug. 24,1897 at Savannah, Tenn. to the late John T. and Nora Mills Williams.
On Jan. 30,1930 at Kewanee he married Marie Binford, who survives.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Verlon Hovis of Miner; two sons, Vall Williams of Matthews and Marcus Williams of Sikeston; one sister, Mrs. Inez Binford of Sikeston; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home. Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Shady Acres Church of Christ with Manly Luscombe officiating, assisted by E.A. Hanks.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery, in Matthews.

SALLIE WARREN
Matthews-----Sallie L. Warren, 69, died Monday at 5 p.m. in her home.
She was born Jan. 30,1906 in Matthews to the late Harris and Amanda Fox Long.
She was the widow of Oley Warren and was a member of the Matthews United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: one son, Gene Warren of Matthews, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Bill O'Guinn Funeral Home, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Raymond Myrick, pastor of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.

BARNEY DUBOIS
Barney L. DuBois, 79, of 505 S. Prairie St., a retired barber, died at 12:05 a.m. today in Missouri Delta Community Hospital.
He was born March 22, 1895 at Vincennes, Ind. and was a veteran of World War I.
On July 16,1944, he married Eunice Calhoun, who survives.
He also is survived by two sons, Barney L. DuBois Jr. and Michael William DuBois of Memphis; one brother, Phillip DuBois of Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Spiez of Elsberry; and one grandchild.
Friends may call at Welsh Funeral Home, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Paul Walker, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.



 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-01
Deceased Full Name: James O. Pack---Charles T. Hawkins--Frank Sibley Sr.--Olen E. Critchlow--Maggie Johnson
Comments:
JAMES O. PACK
Matthews....James O. Pack, 82, a retired farmer, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Sells Rest Home.
He was born March 14,1895 in Smyrna, Ark., to the late William and Nettie Boyd Pack.
Survivors include: his widow, Dorothy Pack of Matthews; two sons, Thomas Pack of Linden, Calif., and Alvin Pack of Sikeston; two stepsons, James Mosley of Clinton, Ark., and Thomas Mosley of Joliet, Ill.; seven daughters, Mrs. Opal Boyd and Mrs. Ressie McDaniel of Turlock, Calif., Mrs. Melba Dunlap of Rochester, Wash., Mrs. Eula Clayton of Bloomfield, Mrs. Flossie Stump of Sunnyvale, Calif., Mrs. Eula Martindale of Fort Smith, Ark., and Mrs. Annie Lee Sells of Matthews; two stepdaughters, Bobbie Almon of Jacksonville, Fla. and Carlon Heart of St. Charles; one brother, Albert Pack of Hector, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Ona Aday of Hector and Mrs. Pamma Woole of Sacramento, Calif.; and 43 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Douglas Milliron, pastor of First Christian Church in Matthews, officiating.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

CHARLES HAWKINS
Charles T. "Billy" Hawkins, 63, of 849 Ruth St., died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at Sikeston Convalescent Center.
He was born Oct 20,1912 at Marston to the late Charles Oscar and Julia LeSieur Hawkins.
In 1938, he married Florence House, who survives.
He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Other survivors include: two sons, Charles W. and Colin K. Hawkins of Matthews; one brother, John Metts Hawkins of Portageville; one sister, Julia Grabiel of Huntington, Tenn.; and one grandchild.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home, where services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Revs. Herschel Yates, pastor of the Matthews United Methodist Church and Eldon Russell, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene will officiate.
Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

FRANK SIBLEY
Matthews.....Frank E. Sibley, Sr., 91, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston.
Born May 7,1886 at Commerce, a son of the late Lorenzo D. and Roxie Ann Silman Sibley, he had been postmaster at Matthews for 35 years prior to retirement.
Survivors include: his widow, Jessie Pell Sibley; one son, Frank E. Sibley Jr. of Sikeston; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Douglas E. Milliron, pastor of Matthews First Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.

OLEN E. CRITCHLOW
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.......Olen E. "Cotton" Critchlow, 76, of 8590 S. West St. formerly of Matthews, MO., died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday.
He was born May 15,1903 in Eston, Ind., to the late W.C. and Alice Critchlow.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Byrd Critchlow of the home; two daughters, Sue DeWitt of Fort Lauderdale and Greta Scoby of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Iva Crosby of Holyoke, Colo.; three grandaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at the Hunter Funeral Chapel in Fort Lauderdale.

MAGGIE JOHNSON
New Madrid...Mrs. Maggie M. Johnson, 83, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday in Shuffit's Nursing Home No.3 on Sikeston Route Three.
She was born March 2,1895.
Her husband Jesse Johnson, died in 1967. Six children and a brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are: two sons, Jesse Johnson Jr. of Centerville, Md., and Clifford Johnson of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Perry of New Madrid and Mrs. Eithel Materson of Kansas City, Kan.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Richard's Funeral Home, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Bob Burnes, pastor of New Madrid General Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-01
Deceased Full Name: James B. Huls--Faye Bledsoe--Eva Steele--John W. Dover--LyleC. Bird--Nora Bohannon
Comments:
Here's some more obituaries that my grandma had.

JAMES B. HULS
Yucca Valley, Californoa.....James Beth Huls, 66, died July 11.
Born June 29,1911 at Caruthersville, MO.,he was a son of Mrs. Katie Scott Huls of Sells Rest Home, Matthews, MO., and the late James T. Huls.
A World War II veteran, he was reared at Matthews and had lived in the Los Angeles area since 1950.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his widow, Helen Waters Huls; one daughter, Mrs. Seamus (Ann) Beirne of Mission Viejo; two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Kelley of Yucca Valley and Mrs. Bethel Griffin of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Lowell Huls of Matthews and John Clay Huls of Jefferson City, MO; and two grandchildren.
Private memorial services were conducted Wednesday following cremation.

FAYE BLEDSOE
NEw Madrid.....Mrs. Faye Bledsoe, 79, died about 8 p.m. Monday at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston.
Born Feb. 2,1899 at Matthews, daughter of the late Tom and Delta Brooks, she lived in New Madrid County most of her life and was a member of the United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. For about a year, she had lived at the Bertrand Retirement Home.
On Oct 2,1918 at New Madrid, she married Samuel H. Bledsoe, who died in 1955. One son, two brothers, and three sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: One son, Sam H. Bledsoe, Jr of Norwich, Conn.; one daughter,Mrs. Francis Baird of New Madrid; and one grandson.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home.
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Pasket officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

EVA STEELE
Wheatland, Ind......Eva Steele, 78, died Wednesday morning at Washington, Ind., of complications from influenza.
A former southeast Missouri resident, she lived at Sikeston, Matthews, and Poplar Bluff before moving to Indiana 15 years ago.
Her husband, Howard Steele and one son preceded her in death.
Survivors include: tow daughters, Bonnie Willoughboy of Cincinnati and Betty Duncan of Walton, Ky.; two sons, Howard Steele of Detroit and Charles Jones of Wheatland; and several grandchildren.
Services are scheduled Friday at 1 p.m. in the Wesley Methodist Church.

JOHN W. DOVER
John W. Dover, 93, a former resident of 603 Smith St., died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Sells Rest Home at Matthews, where he had lived for eight months.
He was born Jan 11,1884 in the Dogwood community in Mississippi County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bird Cooper Dover, in 1972; two sons, Gilbert Dover of Sikeston, N.D. Dover of Matthews; and one daughter, Vanita Dover of Matthews.
Surviving are: six sons, Shriley and Milbourne Dover of St. Louis, Beachel, J.C. and Harley Dover of Sikeston and Durward Dover of Oran; two daughters, Mars. Hazel Howe of St. Louis and Mrs. Cline Ables of Sikeston; and 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. in O'Guinn Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Rice, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Dogwood Cemetery.

LYLE C. BIRD
Matthews....Lyle C. Bird, 61, a Route One farmer, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital at Sikeston.
He was born Aug 1,1916 at Springfield, Ark., son of the late Earnest T. and Myra Miller Bird.
He was a member of the board of directors of Farmer's State Bank of Risco, New Madrid Masonic Lodge No. 429, Royal Arch Masons of Sikeston and the Scottish Rite Consistory and Moolah Shrine Temple at St. Louis.
Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Helen Proffer Bird; two sons, David and Lyle Proffer Bird of St. Louis; one daughter, Linda Bird of Nashville, Tenn.; and four sisters, Mrs. Marie Eby of Sikeston Route Three, Mrs. Aladine Bolling of Sikeston, Mrs. Geraldine Holder of Wappapello and Mrs. LaVelle Harnes of Advance.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today.
Services are schedules at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home by the Rev. Douglas Milliron, pastor of First Christian Church.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

Matthews.....Pallbearers at services conducted today for Lyle C. Bird, 61, who died Monday, were Mike Proffer, Mike Bird, Bruce Eby, Roland Drum, James F. Gunn and Burl Givens.

NORA BOHANNON
Matthews....Service for Mrs. Nora Bohannon, 73, who died Thursday, are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday in O'Guinn Funeral Home at Sikeston. The Revs. Kenneth Sievers, pastor of the Lutheran Church, and D.R. Heitman, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 17,1903 in Matthews to the late William and Mary Shelton and was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include: one son, Jerry Arnold Bohannon of Anderson, Ind.; two daughters, Maxine Fuhr of Clio, Mich., and Nedra Shelby of Matthews; one brother, Ernest Shelton of Wentzville; three sisters, El Reno Shelton of Sikeston, Mary Duckworth of Risco and Irene Sikes of Memphis, Tenn; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Sikeston.

Matthews...Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday for Mrs. Nora Bohannon, 73, who died Thursday, were Charles Shelby, James Fuhr, Roy Cowseart, Donald Shelton, Eddie Helton and Elmer Schacht.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-07-28
Deceased Full Name: J.W. Graham--Benton Conrad--Myrtle Scott
Comments:
J.W. GRAHAM
Matthews...........John William "Bill" Graham, 43, of Route One, died at 2:40 a.m. Monday in Suburbian Hospital at Louisville, Ky, of an apparent heart attack.
Born May 21, 1937 at Matthews, son of Hester G. Atkinson Graham of Matthews, who survives, and the late John Stacy Graham, he was a self-employeed farmer.
On July 26, 1961 at Columbus, Ga., he married Patricia Long, who survives.
Also surviving are: three sons, John William Graham Jr, of Rolla, Robert Arthur Graham of Sikeston and Mark Christopher Graham of the home; three daughters, Sandra Marie Moore of Sikeston, Stacy Lee Graham of Rolla and Melissa Ann Graham of the home; one brother, Harry Graham of Louisville, Ky.; three sisters, Martha Ann Warren of St. Louis and Wanda Gail Proffer and Betty Jean Depro of Matthews; and 2 grandchildren.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel at Sikeston after 5 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

BENTON CONRAD
Matthews.........Benton B. Conrad, 78, died Saturday at Sells Rest Home in Matthews.
Born at Marble Hill, the son of the late George Elihu and Flora Jamison Conrad, he was a member of the Preesbyterian Church at Marbel Hill.
He taught school one year in Reynolds County then came to Matthews where he taught 44 years, serving as high school principal at Matthews from 1938 to 1971.
He attended schools st Marbel Hill and Lutesville and Will Mayfield Junior College at Marbel Hill and studied at Murray State University, the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University.
He was a Boy Scout Leader; a 4-H leader; a member of the Sikeston Lodge 310 AF&M; the Missouri State Teachers Association, Retired Teachers of Missouri; the SEMO unit of Retired Teachers of America in Missouri; the National Retired Teachers Association. He also taught Bible class at First Christian Church in Matthews.
On May 29, 1938, at Sikeston he married Glenda Waters, who survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Bonnie) Nelson of New Carrollton, Md.; a son, Charles P. Conrad of Dallas; a grandaughter, Christina Nelson of New Carrollton; and two sisters, Mary O'Neill Kirton and Georgia P. Conrad of Newton, Kan.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Rudolph Rademanthus, Caractacus Caswallen, Plutarch Pericles and Goethe Glanstone Conrad and two sisters, Rhoda Juanita and Julia Elizabeth.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at Crews-Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services willbe at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Bob Stottlemeyer of the Matthews First Christian Chorch officiating.

MYRTLE SCOTT
Lilbourn........Myrtle M. Scott, 91, formerly of 606 Montgomery St. in Sikeston, died at 9:52 p.m. Monday at Missouri Community Hospital at Sikeston.
She was born Nov. 3, 1889 in Salem, Ky., to the late Henry and Eva Brasheart Greenlee.
On May 28, 1905 she married James Harvey Scott, who preceded her in death in September 1962.
She is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. Norma Briggs of Lilbourn; one brother, Homer Greenlee of Odessa, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Flora Hughes of Marion, Ky.; two grandaughters whom she raised, Mary Lou Scott and Clara Ann Duff of Sikeston; 11 other grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandaughter.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today in the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. T.A. McDonough, pastor of the Calvary Temple (it ends here)

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-07-28
Deceased Full Name: Curtis Rodgers--Vivian Bye--Harvey Dovers--Owen Merideth--Lucian L. Anderson
Comments:
Here's more from my grandma's scrapbook.

CURTIS RODGERS
Matthews.......Curtis Albert Rodgers, 71, died at 11 a.m. Monday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital at Sikeston following an extended illness.
Born March 11, 1908 in Graves County, Ky., son of the late Frank and Martha Cunningham Rodgers, he moved to Matthews in 1970 following retirement after 20 years at a YMCA in Michigan. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Matthews.
On July 13, 1929 he married Dixie T. Burch, who survives.
A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Sarah) Fox of North Kansas City and Mrs. William (Donna) Booker of Bardwell, Ky; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Craven of Holts Summitt and Mrs. Polly Cowan of LaCenter, Ky.; two brothers, Ollie James Rodgers of Kalamazoo, Mich. and William Rodgers of Colona, Ill.; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home at Charleston, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Johnny W. Terry, pastor of the Eastwood Baptist Church of Murray, Ky., will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

VIVIAN BYE
Vivian Irene Bye, 75, a resident at 248 Watson St., was dead on arrival at Missouri Delta Community Hospital at 1:14 p.m. Friday.
She was born May 29, 1905 in Matthews to the late John William and Cora Lee Matthews Bye.
Survivors include: one brother, Kirby Bye of East Prairie; one sister, Mrs. Sophie Blue of Sikeston.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services are scheduled today at 2 p.m. in the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Billy, Bobby, and Ronnie Bye, Ralean Burns, Joe Mooney and Gene Boothe.

HARVEY DOVERS

Harvey Dovers, 69, of 322 William St., died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at Chaffee General Hospital.
Born Sept 14, 1910 at Matthews, he was the son of the late Jasper and Minnie Goins Dovers.
On Dec. 18, 1931 he married Marie Persell at Gary Ridge. She survives.
A resident of Sikeston his entire life, he was a self-employed plumber and member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Othe survivors include: four sons, Earnest Dovers of Tuscon, Ariz., Jim Dovers of St. Louis, Eddie Dovers of Austin, Texas, and Bobby Dovers of Sikeston; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Cooper of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Lanna Whitworth of Sikeston; one brother, Jasper Dovers of Morehouse; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Jim Worthington, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, officiating.
Burial follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

OWEN MERIDETH

Owen E. Merideth, 68, of 318 Hux St., died Thursday at 1:35 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan 12, 1912 at Marmaduke, Ark., he was the son of the late Ira O. and Chloe Hamilton Merideth.
On March 25, 1934 he married Dorothy Christine Menz at Malden, who survives.
A retired, self-employed general contractor, he was a member of the Little Vine General Baptist Church.
Other survivors include: six sons, Ira, Kenneth, Carl, Dale and Donald Merideth all of Sikeston and Gary Merideth of St. Charles; four daughters, Mrs. Joanne Hardin of Kewanee, Mrs. Gerith Goetz of Clarksville, Ind., Mrs. Kay Howell of Sikeston and Miss Karen Merideth of the home; two brothers, Leon and Wayne Merideth of Rockford, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
One daughter, one grandson and two sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Norman Elledge, pastor of the North Acres General Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Gardens of Memories Cemetery.


LUCIAN L. ANDERSON
Matthews......Lucian Leo Anderson, 81, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in Sells Rest Home.
Born Nov. 5, 1897 in Pope County, Ill., son of the late William Peter and Lydia Story Anderson, he was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are: one sister, Mrs. C.O. (Jessie) Hawkins of Matthews, and a nephew, William B. Anderson of Glendale, Calif.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Matthews Cemetery by the Rev. Douglas Milliron, pastor of the Christian Church.
Crews-Welsh Funeral Home at Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.

 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-07-28
Deceased Full Name: A.L.Odom--Hazel Shy--Verble Sherwood--Ruben Hartlein
Comments:
Here or the some more of the obituaries that were in my grandma's scrap book.

A.L.ODOM
Matthews......A.L. "Dick" Odom, 71, of Steel Street, died at 3 p.m. Monday at his home
Born Feb. 6, 1909 at Harmony, Ark., son of the late John and Erla Martin Odod, he had lived in the Matthews area since 1935, moving here from Arkansas. He was a farmer and owner-operator of Odom Grocery at Matthews for 20 and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
On Jan 8, 1926 at Harmony, he married Edna L. Mason, who survives.
Also surviving are: one son, Vaughn Odom of new Madrid; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Freeman of Hobart, Ind., and Mrs. Dixie Rhodes of Crown Point, Ind.; and eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel at Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kenneth Sievers, pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be Carl Romines, Gorman Hartlein, Van Robbs, Albert Sutton, E.C. Reed and Armand Gemeinhardt.

HAZEL SHY
ORAN.....Hazel Elizabeth Shy,87, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston.
She was born Dec. 8, 1892 in New Madrid County to the late Ace and Nora Williams Chapel.
On Feb. 5, 1911 she married Louis Carl Shy who preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1971.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran, the Oran Garden Club, Women's Missionary Service and the Sunshine Club.
Survivors include; two sons, Carl E. Shy of Jackson, Miss., and Jerry Shy of Sikeston; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Louise) Barnett of Waynesboro, Tenn., Mrs. Mack (Virginia) McGahney of Sikeston, and Mrs. Leon (Patricia) Graviett of Oran; one sister, Cora Bye of Matthews; and 11 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. George Hill, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Essex, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Earl Statler, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Oran.

VERBLE SHERWOOD
Mrs. Verble Morrine Sherwood, 53, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter in Sikeston.
She was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Kentucky.
On May 10, 1970 she married James O. Sherwood, who survives.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Frances Ligginos of Sikeston; three sons, Boyd L. Decker of Michigan City, Ind., Richard Wayne Decker of Blodgett and Jimmy Lee Decker of Sikeston; three stepsons, Bobby Kellogg and Jerry Kellogg of Sikeston and James Sherwood of Chico, Cathree step-daughters, Betty Madison and Becky Rudisell of Sikeston and Vera Dunning of Texas; one brother, Boyd Payton of Cheona, Ill.; one sister, Pinkie Morris of Lichfield, Ky.; and 33 grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the O'Guinn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Penticostal Church at Sikeston with the Rev. Billy Butler officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery at Matthews.

RUBEN HARTLEIN
Matthews.....Ruben Hartlein, 49, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday en route to St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau from an apparent heart attack.
Born July 26, 1929, in Harmony, Ark., to the late Thomas and Georgia Ann Hartlein, he had been a carpet installer for the B and H Carpet Co.
On Dec. 27, 1946 he married Lois Kelso, who survives.
Other survivors include: one son, Alan Dale Hartlein of Dexter; two daughters, Joann Jackson of Matthews, and Debra Kay Rushing of Bertrand; four brothers, Nolen Hartlein of Canalou, Roland Hartlein of Memphis, Tenn., G.W. Hartlein of Portageville and Gorman Hartlein of Matthews; one sister, Mrs. Elma Elkins of Clarksdale, Ark.; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel after 4:30 p.m. today where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Tom Foster, officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.


 

Name: Pam <piewacket4224@cs.com>
Date: 2002-07-27
Comments:
My grandma had these obituaries in a scrapbook. I didn't know if you could use them or not, but got copies so I could send them to you, just in case you could. I'm sending the ones that had dates written on them. The others only mentions age of death but not date of death. If you would like them too, let me know, I do have them.

PAUL BROOKS (Jan 1982)
Morgan Hill, California......
Paul "Pete" Brooks, 70, formerly of Matthews, MO., died Friday after an extended illness.
Born in New Madrid County, MO., he was the son of the late Gil and Ada Brooks.
He married the former Blanche Godwin of Morgan Hill, who survives him.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Vada Ann Berry of San Jose and Pauletta Ballwin of Morgan Hill; one brother Wayne Brooks of Portageville; two sisters, Opal Noyes of Sikeston and Maude Shanks of Matthews; and six grandchildren.
Funeral arragements are incomplete.


Lelia Sutton (19 FEB 1979)
Matthews.....Lelia Ann Sutton, 89, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Bernice) Rogers of Sikeston Route Three.
She was born July 26, 1889 in Crittendon County, KY to the late Thomas and Mary Caroline Elizabeth Underdown Ford.
She was preceeded in death by husband, Clifford Sutton who died in 1955.
She had been a member of Christian Church at Matthews.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Rogers of Sikeston Route Three; one grandson, William Hugh Rogers of Matthews; one great-grandaughter, Sarah Annel Rogers of Matthews.
Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.


Arlie Perry (21 FEB 1979)
New Madrid........Arlie Lee Perry, 60, of 338 Capitol Street, died Wednesday at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1918 at Hickman, KY to the late George and Ivy King Perry.
On March 13, 1944, he married Hazel Johnson, who survives.
A retired construction worker, he had served for a number of years with the New Madrid Police Department and as an auxiliary policeman.
Other survivors include: one son, Jimmy Perry, with the U.S.Air Force, stationed in Spangdahlem, Germany; one stepaon, Larry (Red) Shelton of Talicios, Texas; one brother, William (Sonny) Perry of New Madrid, and two grandchildren.
One son and one sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clyde McCormick officiating.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.


Olen E. Warren
Matthews......Olen Eugene Warren, 49, died suddenly at his home, Friday.
Born Oct 27, 1928, in Matthews to the late Ollie and Sallie Warren, he was an employee of the Missouri Highway Department.
On April 4, 1975, he married Mabel Polk, who survives.
He had been a member of the Matthews Lions Club and commissioner of the Matthews Fire Department.
He is survived by one son, Steven Warren of the home; two daughters, Sandra Buchanan of Sikeston and Debra Gaylord of Essex and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at the O'Guinn Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Raymond Myrick, pastor of the Temple of Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.

Wallace Curtis (5 NOV 1976)
Matthews........Wallace Cecil Curtis, 55, died at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston Friday at 1:12 p.m. of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Aug 15, 1921 in Tennessee to Alvin R. Curtis and the late Ollie Winter Curtis. He was married to Louise Curtis, who survives. Her madien name was not available.
Other survivors include three sons, Richard, John, and Stanley Curtis of Matthews; eight brothers, Buel Curtis of Aurora, Ill, Cletis Curtis of Matthews, Nelson Curtis of Matthews, J.H.Curtis of Imperial Beach, Calif, Perry Curtis of Oswigo, Ill, Gene Curtis of Matthews, Jerry Curtis of O'Fallon and Don Curtis of Matthews; four sisters, Mrs. Louis Hooks of Matthews, Miss Althea Curtis of Matthews, Mrs. Ruby Silverthorn of Sikeston and Mrs. Barbara Lasaters of Oran; and one grandchild.
Friends may call until the time for services at 2 p.m. today at O'Guinn Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kennett W. Sievers, pastor of Concordian Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memorial Cemetery in Sikeston with O'Guinn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Flo E. Moore
Casper, Wyo...........Mrs. Flo E. Moore, 82, a former resident of Southeast Missouri, died Oct 26 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Rawlings.
She was born Feb. 28, 1896 at Raum, Ill. In 1912, she moved to the Farrenburg community in New Madrid County, MO, then later to the Sikeston-Matthews area.
On May 22, 1924 at Sikeston, she married W.V. "Tim" Moore, who died in 1970.
The Moores moved to Chanute, Kansas, Cody, Wyo., and finally to Casper, where he operated Moore-McGinnis Machine Shop & Tire Shop. Later he bought out the business and continued operating the shop until 1967.
She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Kansas and the Kheta Court of the Shrine and Social Order Beauceant.
Survivors include: three brothers, Bob King of Casper, Roy King of Tiptonville, Tenn, and Lester M. King of Matthews; and a sister, Verna Moore of Matthews.
Services were conducted Oct 30 at Bustard Funeral Home in Casper with the Rev. John E. Williams of the first Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial was at Highland Cemetery.

Benjamin Ward (1984)
Matthews.........Benjamin Franklin Ward, 79, a retired farmer, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital at Sikeston.
He was born July 7, 1895 in Sikeston to the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ward.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Ward; three sons, Chester Ward of Flint, Mich., Donald Ward of Phoenix, Ariz., and Wayne Ward of Paragould, Ark; nine daughters, Mrs. Effie Nelson of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Edith Wilgren of Chicago, Mrs. Violet Waymire of Kirkwood, Mrs. Kathy Travis of Chaokia, Ill., Mrs. Patsy Austin of St. Louis, Mrs. Susie Bass of Paducah, KY., Mrs. Jewel Roach of St. Louis, Mrs. Judy Stark of Greers Ferry, Ark., and Miss Linda Ward of the home; one brother, Jess Ward of Flint, Mich., and 31 grandchildren.

MOREHOUSE MAN DIES AT WHEEL, HITS POLE (4 NOV 1976)

A 60-year-old Morehouse man was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday afternoon at Missouri Delta Community Hospital, where he was taken following a one-car accident on Welker Drive in Sikeston.
Harold Wilson Lacy died about 3:50 p.m. of a heart attack, according to Scott County Coroner E.E. "Gene" Nunnelee, who said death was due to the heart attack and not from injuries recieved in the accident.
The accident occured when Lacy's car failed to make a turn in the road and struck a utility pole according to the Department of Public Safety. At the time of the accident, Lacy was leaving Malone and Hyde Inc., where he was employed.
Nunnelee said he was told that Lacy had been ill for about a week and complained about chest pains, but did not go see a doctor.
He was born in Morehouse on Sept. 29, 1916 to Mrs. Ora Lacy and the late Joseph D. Lacy of Morehouse.
On May 5, 1937 he married Alpha Leoda Brawley in Morehouse.
In addition to his widow and mother, other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Anna Lou Rennier of St. Charles; one brother, Bernie Lacy of Sikeston; and one sister, Mrs. Clara Wilson on Mounds, Ill.
Two children preceeded him in death.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Watkins and Son Funeral Home in Morehouse where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Don Reitman of Matthews officiating.
Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.

Sallie Warren
Matthews........Sallie L. Warren, 69, died Monday at 5 p.m. in her home.
She was born Jan 30, 1906 in Matthews to the late Harris and Amanda Fox Long.
She was the widow of Oley Warren and was a member of the Matthews United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Gene Warren of Matthews, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Bill O'Guinn Funeral Home, where services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Raymond Myrick, pastor of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.




 

Name: Debi Bentley <abbent@direcpc.com>
Date: 2002-06-06
Deceased Full Name: Thomas H. Dockery
Date Born February 1854
Date Died 10 April 1908
Comments:
New Madrid Newspaper abstracts

April 18 1908- Thomas H. Dockery of Marston died on the 10th inst. aged about 54. He was a native of Tenn. and had lived in N.M. Co. 35 years and is survived by wife and 2 sons and a married daughter, 2 brothers, ex-Judge J.M. Dockery and John D. Dockery and a sister , Mrs. Shephard.

 

Name: Debi Bentley <abbent@direcpc.com>
Date: 2002-06-06
Deceased Full Name: James Marion Dockery
Date Born 9 Feb 1840
Date Died 6 June 1927
Comments:
The Confederate Veterans Magazine Vol XXXV August 1927

Judge James Marion Dockery, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of New Madrid County, MO, passed away at his home near Conran, June 6, after some years of declining health. He was eighty-seven years of age.

James Dockery was born February 29 1840 in Maury County Tenn. near Columbia, and lived there until the outbreak of the War between the States, when he enlisted in the Maury Light Artillery, C.S.A. He was made a prisioner when his company surrendered at Fort Donelson, and he was held at Chicago for seven months and then exchanged. He was at the siege of Port Hudson,and surrendered when wounded. After recovering from his wounds, he was released on parole. Upon exchange, he reentered the service and was on detatched service with the ordinance department at Mobile Ala., until evacuation. At the close of the war he returned to his home near Columbia. In 1869, he moved to New Madrid County Mo, where his occupation had been farming. He had twice served as associate judge of the county court. In 1869 he became a Mason, joining the Lodge at Santa Fe, Tenn. Upon his removal to Missouri, his membership was changed to Point Pleasant Lodge, now located at Conran, and he had served the lodge as Worshipful Master several terms. He was a member of the Christian Church.

Comrade Dockery was married three times, and to these unions were born six sons and two daughters.

After funeral services at his residence, his mortal remains were laid to rest, with full Masonic honors, in the New Hope Ce,etery near Marston , MO.

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-28
Deceased Full Name: William H. Clark
Date Born Sept. 02, 1921
Date Died Nov. 22, 2001
Comments:
William H. Clark, 80, died at 5:03 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at his home.
Born sept. 1921, in New Madrid County, son of the late Jasper Andrew and Loria Alberta Lindsey Clark, he was a timber farmer.
He was a member of New Life Assembly Church in New Madrid and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
On April 23, 1946, in New Madrid, he married Virginia D. Varmadore who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Pat Ray of Lilbourn and Rita Atchley of Springfield; two sons, Billy Clark and Soug Hendrix of New Madrid; five sisters, Lucille Beebe of Houston Mo.,Aline Duffel of Aurora, Ill,. wilma Smith of Florida, Mondale Becker of Peoria, Ill.,and Shelby Warren of Sikeston; One brother Russell Clark of Phoenix, Ariz.;and five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two brothers, Floyd Clark and Melvin Clark preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Tom McCanless will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-13
Deceased Full Name: Arthur Lee Littrell
Date Born Feb. 16, 1911
Date Died Jan. 6, 1989
Comments:
Arthur Lee Littrell, 77, a resident of Austin, Texas and formerly of New Madrid, died January 6, at Seton's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was born February 16, 1911, to the late J.C. and Donie Ezell Littrell. He lived in Austin for the last 16 years, where he worked for Environquip for 10 years, and retired on August 2, 1985. On December 23, 1933, in New Madrid, he married Florence Horton, Who survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Joyce Lukrofka of San Diego,; one son Donald Wayne Littrell of Lake Worth Fla.; five sisters Clera Beeson, Auvine Lynx wiler, Lorene Thompson, and Rachel Thompson, all of Sikeston, and Vela Noland of Pensacola, Fla,; and three grandchildren, Two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, January 11, at 1 p.m. at Richards Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Lathum, pastor of the New Madrid Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid with Richards' Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-13
Deceased Full Name: J.B. Horton
Date Born March 13, 1920
Date Died May 11,1990
Comments:
J.B. Horton 70, died May 11, 1990 at Veterans Administration. John J. Pershing Medical Center at Poplar Bluff.
Born March 13, 1920, in Winston County Ala. to the late Jackson B.and Frances Melinda Baccus Horton,he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid and a W.W. II veteran. He was also a member of the Brown Twitty American Legion Post. No. 595 in New Madrid where he was the past Commander and Adjutant. He was also the past District Commander and past Vice Commander and past Adjtant of the 14th district of the American Legion. He was appointed by Gov. George Wallace of Alabama as Honorary Lt.Col. Aide-De-Camp in the Alabama State Militia. He was a member of the Emmaus Community in Arkansas.
On Nov. 10, 1943 in Portageville he married Melba Farris who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Eva Pettus of Hot Springs, Ark., Janelle Burch of Sikeston and Karen Sue Patterson of New Madrid; two grandchildren Phillip Burch of Sikeston and Amelia Patterson of New Madrid; One brother William "Bill" Horton of Waynesboro Tenn.; and two sisters, Florence Littrell of Austin Texas, and L.E. Wiseman of Dexter.
Preceding him in death were four brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 2 P.M. today at the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid with the Rev. Glen Pettus, son-in-lsw, paster of the Oak Lawn Baptist Church in Hot Springs,Ark. officating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Paul Lathum of the First United Methodist of New Madrid. Arrangements under the direction of Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid.
Pallbearers will be members of the Brown-Twitty American Legion Post No. 595 of New Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and residents of the Nursing Home Care UNit of the John J. Pershing Medical Center of Poplar Bluff

 

Name: Kay Lee <Lees102@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-12
Deceased Full Name: Dennis Melvin Horton
Date Born Dec.02,1936
Date Died Feb. 19, 1989
Comments:
Born Dec.2,1936 to the late Dennis and Edna Lindsey Horton, he was formerly of New Madrid.
His wife Betty Horton survives of the home in Peoria Arizona. Other survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Shafer of Malden; three sons Allen Horton of Bernie and Steve Horton and Eddie Horton of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three sisters Doris Bramlett and Kay Lee of Flushing, Mich., and Bonnie Jenkins of Greenfield Ohio, and Three Granddaughters.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home where services will be at 1 P.M. Saturday. The Rev. Belva Riek will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery New Madrid.

 

Name: Sue LaVallee Von Dach <suesgenealogy@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-05
Deceased Full Name: Virgie Mae LaVallee Akins
Date Born 3-1-1919
Date Died 9-30-1991
Comments:
Mae was the daughter of Howard and Minnie LaVallee. Mae was the sister of Jake W. LaVallee and Lloyd D. LaVallee.All were born in New Madrid, Mo. Mae was married to Loyal Akins who preceeded her in death. She is the mother of Ray, Robbie, Judy, Tina, Debbie, Ricky and Steve Akins.
 

Name: Sue LaVallee Von Dach <suesgenealogy@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-05
Deceased Full Name: Minnie Williams LaVallee
Date Born 1-7-1898
Date Died 2-12-1926
Comments:
Minnie Williams LaVallee, daughter of Emma Williams and wife of Howard C. LaVallee, died of a heart attack 2-12-1926. This young mother leaves behind her husband and three children, Jake Welton, Virgie Mae and Lloyd Digges LaVallee.
 

Name: Sue LaVallee Von Dach <suesgenealogy@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-05
Deceased Full Name: Howard Cleveland LaVallee
Date Born abt . 1883
Date Died 7-3-1938
Comments:
"Jake" LaVallee, son of Edmond LaVallee and Caroline Martin LaVallee, passed away in his home. Howard was preceeded in death by his wife Minnie Williams. Their children are Jake Welton, Virgie Mae, and Lloyd Digges LaVallee. Howard is at rest in the Hunter, Dawson cemetary
 

Name: Pam <Piewacket24@CS.com>
Date: 2002-01-15
Deceased Full Name: Josie Olive Fulkerson
Date Born 28 JULY 1893
Date Died 13 JUNE 1991
Comments:
MATTHEWS, MISSOURI-- Josie Olive FULKERSON/BALL, 97, died June 13, 1991 at Bluff Manor in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Born July 28, 1893 at Golconda, Illinois, daughter of the late Joshua Allen FULKERSON and Julia Ann MOORE/FULKERSON, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
On November 19, 1911, at Farrenburg, Missouri, she married Forest Bedford Ball, who preceded her in death, November 17, 1971.
Survivors include: three sons, Cleon Ball of Orange, Texas, Virgil Ball of Ventura, California, and Fred Ball of Yuba City, California; two daughters, Millie Williamson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Naomi Cecil of Advance, Missouri; one sister, Lillian Fulkerson/Miller of Ventura, California; and 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
One son, one daughter, four brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also preceeded her in death.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene in Matthews with the Rev. Don Heitman, pastor, and the Rev. Jerrold Lake, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Dexter, officiating.
Burial will follow in Matthews Cemetery.

 

Name: Pam <Piewacket24@CS.com>
Date: 2002-01-15
Deceased Full Name: Alvil Ray Fulkerson
Date Born 26 AUGUST 1895
Date Died 29 MARCH 1923
Comments:
Mr. Alvil Ray FULKERSON, the son of Joshua Allen FULKERSON, was born August 26, 1895 and departed his life March 29, 1923, age 27 years, 7 months, 3 days. He was married to Miss Bess May Reed, January 1, 1921. Alvil professed faith in Christ at the age of 20 years and lived a devoted Christian until death. They lived near Farrenburg, Missouri, where he won many friends by his kind and loving ways. He always had a kind word for all. But the Good Lord saw best to take him. He leaves to mourn his departure a companion, a father and sister, Thelma; brother Loran of Rocky Ford, Colorado; sister, Lillian Barnes of Cherokee, Iowa; a twin brother, Orval of Roseville, California; two sisters, Minnie Byrd and Josie Ball of Matthews, Missouri; also a host of relatives and friends. We weep not as those that have no hope, realizing our loss is his eternal gain. But now they desire a better country that is Heavenly where God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.
Funeral services were conducted April 4, 1923, by Rev. S.S. Surface, after which the remains were laid to rest in Sikeston cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

(Farrenburg, MO. use to be located outside of Matthews, MO)

 

Name: Pam <Piewacket24@CS.com>
Date: 2002-01-15
Deceased Full Name: Alvil Ray Fulkerson
Date Born 26 AUGUST 1895
Date Died 29 MARCH 1923
Comments:
Mr. Alvil Ray FULKERSON, the son of Joshua Allen FULKERSON, was born August 26, 1895 and departed his life March 29, 1923, age 27 years, 7 months, 3 days. He was married to Miss Bess May Reed, January 1, 1921. Alvil professed faith in Christ at the age of 20 years and lived a devoted Christian until death. They lived near Farrenburg, Missouri, where he won many friends by his kind and loving ways. He always had a kind word for all. But the Good Lord saw best to take him. He leaves to mourn his departure a companion, a father and sister, Thelma; brother Loran of Rocky Ford, Colorado; sister, Lillian Barnes of Cherokee, Iowa; a twin brother, Orval of Roseville, California; two sisters, Minnie Byrd and Josie Ball of Matthews, Missouri; also a host of relatives and friends. We weep not as those that have no hope, realizing our loss is his eternal gain. But now they desire a better country that is Heavenly where God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.
Funeral services were conducted April 4, 1923, by Rev. S.S. Surface, after which the remains were laid to rest in Sikeston cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

(Farrenburg, MO. use to be located outside of Matthews, MO)

 

Name: Norma Ortiz <notiz_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-24
Deceased Full Name: Lilbourn "Dick"A Gilbow
Date Born Apr 3 1894
Date Died July10 1956
Comments:
Mr Gilbow was born at Portageville to William N and Eleanor Victoria {Arbuckle}Gilbow,and died at Dexter in Stoddard co,buried in the City Cemetery at Cape Girardeau by Watkins and Sons of Dexter.
He leaves his wife,Edith {Morefield}Gilbow and 4 children.Robert A,of St Louis,Lois Walls of Pontiac,Michigan,George M,of Sikeston and Ambrose. grandchildren and one great grandaughter.Mr Gilbow farmed in the Parma area,after retiring he served a short time as night marshall in Parma before moving to Lilbourn.

 

Name: Norma Ortiz <notiz_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-24
Deceased Full Name: Lee Bertholomey
Date Born Jan16 1882
Date Died Apr 25 1931
Comments:
Born in New Madrid co,to Napoleon B and Ann Eliza {Wilshire}
Bertholomey.he was 49 yrs,3 mons and 9 days of age at the time of death.
In 1906 he married Delia Harris of Conran,and resided in the Noxall community,until her death in 1927,they had several children,3 lived,Ruby,Dolley and Roy Lee,afterwards he moved to Flint Mich where he obtained work in the Cheverolet Automobile Co,until his death from pneumonia.{Daughter Ruby and grandchild were killed in a grade crossing in Gary Ind,with several others she was traveling with back to Flint.}2 yrs earlier.
The body arrived in Sikeston,from Flint Mich,thrusday morning and was taken by the Welsh Funeral home to the home of Mr Bertholomeys nephew,Joe Bertholomey at Noxall.Rev Gilbreth Harden officated,interment was made in the Matthews Cemetery.Mr Bertholomey also leavers a brother Louis B Bertholomey.

 

Name: Norma Ortiz <notiz_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-24
Deceased Full Name: Delia {Harris} Bertholomey
Date Born Oct 11 1889
Date Died July 13 1927
Comments:
Born at Point Pleasant,died at Noxall,and buried at Marston,probably New Hope Cemetery,by John Albrittons Funeral Home of Sikeston.{She was 37 yrs,9 mons,and 2 days of age}
She leaves a husband,Lee,and 3 children,Ruby,Roy Lee and Dolley,also her father,John Harris.

 

Name: Norma Ortiz <notiz_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-24
Deceased Full Name: Delia {Harris} Bertholomey
Date Born Oct 11 1889
Date Died July 13 1927
Comments:
Born at Point Pleasant,died at Noxall,and buried at Marston,probably New Hope Cemetery,by John Albrittons Funeral Home of Sikeston.{She was 37 yrs,9 mons,and 2 days of age}
She leaves a husband,Lee,and 3 children,Ruby,Roy Lee and Dolley,also her father,John Harris.

 

Name: Don E. Wright <dewright1@mindspring.com>
Date: 2001-10-05
Deceased Full Name: Robert Lee RODGERS
Date Born Jan. 14, 1903
Date Died Dec. 15, 1996
Comments:
R.L. Rodgers of MATTHEWS, MO.
<br><br>Robert Lee Rodgers, 93, died Dec. 15, 1996, near Morehouse.<br><br>
Born Jan. 14, 1903, at Hornersville, son of the late Pitman Joe Monroe and Lidia Dalbie Rodgers, he lived in Matthews for the past 11 years and was a Southeast Missouri resident most of his life. He was a retired car dealer.<br><br>
On May 8, 1975, at Morehouse he married Janie Bryan who survives of the home.<br><br>
Other survivors include; two sons, Eldon Rodgers of Portageville and L.G. Rodgers of Sikeston; two daughters, Della Arville and Kathryn Appleton of Sikeston; two stepchildren, Abbie Ward of Sikeston and Larry Bryan of Houston, Texas; and 13 grandchildren, six sepgrandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.<br><br>
Preceding him' in death were two daughters, Goldie Scott on May 10, 1)96, and Betty Poole on Dec. 12, 1996; and three grandchildren.<br><br>
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehhouse, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Don Heitman of Mattbews will officiate.<br><br>
Burial will follow in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery near Puxico MO.

 


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