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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
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Obituaries

Nancy Spielman (01/30/15)
Nancy Jane (nee Cowell), Spielman ,of Kennett, was born June 28, 1940, in Murphysburo, Ill., to Alvin Emmit Cowell and Dorothy Lee (nee Bellm). Mrs. Spielman passed away on January 24, 2015, in St. Louis, Mo., surrounded by her loving family. Nancy married the late George Earl Spielman on September 1, 1962, in Chester, Ill. ...
Paul Vernon Richardson (01/30/15)
Paul Vernon Richardson, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Tyler, Texas, from complications after open heart surgery. Paul and his wife, Janette, recently moved to Hideaway, Texas after 48 years in the Houston area. Paul was born in Kennett, March 31, 1928, the son of the Rev. ...
Betty Jean Mixon (01/30/15)
Betty Jean Mixon, daughter of the late Lloyd Copeland and Myrtle Bratton Copeland passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the age of 77, after a long battle with cancer. Betty married George Brown Mixon on Oct. of 1967. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1986...
John L. Braswell (01/30/15)
John L. Braswell, of Kennett, son of the late John O. Braswell and Leola F. Steward Braswell, was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Kennett, and departed this life Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 75. John married Beverly Ann Rucker on April 30, 1983. Beverly preceded him in death on November 3, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Tom Braswell...
Alice Marie Petty (01/30/15)
Alice Marie Petty, 83, of Kennett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at National HealthCare in Kennett. McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.
Joan Shepard (01/30/15)
Joan Shepard, 68, of Saint Mary, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. Landess Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Baker (01/24/15)
Ray Baker, of Campbell, passed away January 21, 2015, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center, in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 79. Landess Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Mixon (01/24/15)
Betty Jane Mixon, 77, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Kennett, passed away January 23, 2015 in Jonesboro. Funeral arrangements with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com...
Louise Mayes (01/23/15)
Louise Elizabeth Mayes, daughter of the late Thomas N. and Mary D. (Riley) Miller, passed away January 8, 2015, at the age of 82. Louise married in the early 1950's, and was the beloved mother of four children. She enjoyed gardening, card games and reading. She also loved to fish, and weather permitting, you could be sure she had a fishing rod in hand...
Van Bess (01/21/15)
Van Dillard Bess, 84, of Hartford, Mich., was born April 2, 1930, in Kennett, to Roscoe and Edith (Baker) Bess, and passed away January 17, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. After graduating high school, he met the love of his life, Thelma Cooper, in a cotton field, and married her on January 19, 1952...
Dwight Mitchell (01/20/15)
Dwight Leon Mitchell, of Senath, son of Ondie L.D. Mitchell and Dorothy Crowell Mitchell, was born February 27, 1955, in Kennett, and departed this life on January 17, 2015, at Poplar Bluff Medical Center, at the age of 59 years. He is survived by one son, Michael Leon Mitchell, and April, of Senath; one daughter, Tammie Head, and Erin, of Houston, Tx.; two brothers, Ronnie Mitchell of Senath, and Jerry Mitchell, of Senath; three sisters, Donna Mitchell, of Senath, Patricia Winkle, of Senath, and Pam Wafford, of Senath; four grandchildren, Peyton and Savannah Head, and Kaylee and Dalton Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.. ...
Freeman Aaron (01/20/15)
Freeman Aaron, 70, of Malden, passed away January 18, 2015, at Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County, in Dexter. Funeral arrangements with Bradshaw Funeral Homes, of Malden, are incomplete at this time.
Gloria Evans (01/17/15)
Gloria J. Evans, daughter of Elsie Reva (Rodgers) Walters and the late Joseph Walters, was born November 16, 1940, in New Madrid, Mo., and departed this life January 15, 2015, at the age of 74 years. Gloria married James W. Evans on September 29, 1960. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1997...
Gaylon Oxford (01/16/15)
Gaylon Ray Oxford, of Urbana, Mo., passed away January 13, 2015, at the age of 74. He was the beloved son of the late Ebert and Mary Oxford; cherished father of Karen (Tom) Travis, Tony (Vicki) Oxford, and Rae (Brian) Keil; cherished grandfather of Chad Travis, Melanie (John) Massey, Megan Travis, Zachary Oxford, and Tori Oxford; treasured great-grandfather of Breanne Travis, and dear brother of Alma Bowen, Danny (Vicky) Oxford, Terry (Barbara) Oxford, and Jimmy Duke. ...
Steven Willis (01/16/15)
Steven Samuel Willis, 64, of Kennett, was born May 27, 1950, in Dexter, Mo., to Judson and Catherine Willis, and passed from this life January 13, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He spent most of his life as a resident of Kennett, and was of the Christian faith. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and just everything in the outdoors. He was a self-employed contractor, who loved designing a variety of projects. He loved animals, especially his own dog, Taz...
Lola Grace Cossey (01/16/15)
Funeral services for 84-year-old Lola Grace Sanders Cossey, of Rector Ark., will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Rector First General Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Friday, January 16, 2015, at Rector First General Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m...
Gerald "Jerry" Cooper (01/16/15)
Gerald "Jerry" Franklin Cooper, 73, of Austin, Ky., passed away January 14 2015, at the Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky. A. F. Crow & Sons Funeral Home, in Glasgow, is in charge of arrangements.
Gloria J. Evans (01/16/15)
Gloria J. Evans, 74, of Kennett, passed away January 15, 2015, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com...
Vernon Loughary, Jr. (01/16/15)
Vernon Loughary, Jr., 55, of Clarkton, Mo., passed away January 12, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, Mo. at this time.
Merrill L. Renick (01/15/15)
The Renick family is sad to announce the loss of our beloved husband, father, and step grandfather, Merrill L. Renick, who passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, following a long illness. Merrill was born September 8, 1924, in Malden, Missouri. Merrill leaves behind his beloved wife of 66 years, Mildred Renick, two daughters and two sons-in-law, Dianna and Carl Blevins, and Debra and Greg Thayer of Ventura, California...
Herbert John Luke (01/15/15)
Herbert John Luke, 87, of Malden, died Monday, January 12, 2015, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in WWII. He was a plant engineer for Caterpillar retiring after 35 years. He was ordained as a General Baptist Deacon in 1953 at Moweaqua General Baptist church in Moweaqua, Ill.; served as Deacon at Beechwell General Baptist and Second General Baptist in Malden and was a member of Second General Baptist Church in Malden...
Jo Vera Holifield McKelvey (01/15/15)
Jo Vera Holifield McKelvey was born on September 4, 1919 in Nesbit, Missouri to the late W. H. (Doc) Holifield and Vivian Ruth Cook Holifield. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in Branson, Missouri at the age of 95 years 4 months and 2 days. Jo Vera Holifield McKelvey was a homemaker and was a member of the First Christian Church of Branson, Missouri...
Charlotta Clara Ubelhor (01/15/15)
Charlotta Clara Ubelhor, 84 of Glennonville, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Mrs. Ubelhor, daughter of Charles and Theresia Peters Deken, was born on April 8, 1930 in Qulin, Missouri. She received her nursing degree from St. ...
Rudie Wright Slaughter, Jr. (01/13/15)
Rudie Wright Slaughter, Jr., Ph.D, died January 11, 2015 at his home in Cape Girardeau, MO, after a brief struggle against cancer. A Cape resident since his May 16, 1997, marriage to Joan Spencer Slaughter, he was an active Republican, poll-worker, census-taker, humorous raconteur, avid poker player, amateur genealogist, and a Cape Girardeau White Hat...
Debra Bates (01/13/15)
Debra Ann Bates, 61, of Kennett, was born August 26, 1953, to the late James Edward Smallmon and Kathryn Wright Smallmon, and passed away January 10, 2015, at National HealthCare in Kennett. On September 24, 1983, in Kennet, she was united in marriage to Richard Bates. He survives of the home...