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Alvin J. Anderson
Bloomfield, MO--Alvin J. Anderson, 78 years old, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday morning (Mar 20, 1979) at Dexter Memorial Hospital. He was born at Bardwell, KY, Aug 17, 1900. There are no known survivors. The body is at the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter, where friends may call after 6 tonight. Service will be at 10 Saturday morning at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Wray officiating. Burial will be in Hagy Cemetery near Dexter. [Contributed by: Anna Newell]

Dr. John Ashley
Dr. John Ashley, father of Dr. J.M. Ashley and Mrs. J.A. Herndon, of this city, passed away at his home in Bloomfield, Missouri on January 3rd.  Deceased was about 60 years of age and was a physician and surgeon of prominence in that state. He leaves a wife, two daughters and three sons to mourn his death.  All of his family were with him at the end and did all that human hands could do to relieve his sufferings.  The many friends of Mrs. Herndon and Dr. Ashley will tender to them their sympathy in their sorrow.
Source: The Idaho Recorder, Salmon City, Idaho, Jan. 7, 1916

Benjamin F. Brydon
1 Jun 1832 - 10 Jul 1896
Died -- At his home 3 miles southeast of Acorn Ridge on July 10th, 1896, Benjamin F. Brydon. Mr. Brydon was born in Franklin county, Ky., January 1st 1832. He resided for many years in Hamilton county, Ill., removing to his late home in this county in 1891, where he bought a good farm and soon came to be recognized as one of our best citizens. He was a man of sterling character, had long been a consistent member of the Baptist church. He was the father of 13 children 10 of whom survive him, his wife died years ago, 5 sons and one daughter living in this county, they are all grown or nearly so, and are all first class men. The remains were interred at the Flower cemetery in the presence of a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends. It was the pleasure of the editor to enjoy an intimate friendship with deceased for 20 years, and there were few men whose friendship was more highly valued, ever the same firm, positive and Christian gentleman. To the family we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their day of grief. ["Bloomfield Vindicator", Bloomfield, MO. Jul 7, 1896, Sub. by Robert Elder]

Franklin Coleman Brydon
24 Apr 1896 - 31 May 1951
Cole Brydon of Bloomfield passed away about 2 a. m. Thursday at his home in Bloomfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church in Bloomfield with interment in Harper Cemetery. He left to mourn his death three sons and one daughter, Hubert of Colorado, Arthur of Bourbon, Mo., Chester T. Louis and the daughter Mrs. Opal Plat of Frank Clay, Mo. Also four brothers, Doc Brydon of Bloomfield, H__ of Kennett and Dave and Wes Brydon of Arbyrd. [Dexter Statesman, Dexter, MO, June 1, 1951; Sub. by Robert Elder]

Dawsy Mae Cooper
Bernie - Dawsy Mae Cooper, 86, of Bernie died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at her residence. Mrs. Cooper was born Nov. 16, 1909, in Bernie. A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Christ. On Sept. 20, 1925, she married Lloyal R. Cooper in Bernie. He died June 8, 1979. Surviving are five sons, Rev. Don Cooper and Billie Cooper, both of Dexter, Travis Cooper and Roger Cooper, both of Bernie and Ardie Cooper of Milford, Kan.; six daughters, Geraldine Pyle of Dexter, Gloriaetta Beaird, Darlene McGowan and Bettie Dorris, all of Bernie, Cora Nettie Coker of Republic, Mo., and Janet Wood of Malden; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Tranna Bates of Phoenix, Ariz. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Stan Dauck and Carnell Brittain officiating. Burial will be at Bernie Cemetery. [The American Rupublic, Poplar Bluff, MO; Sept. 16, 1996; Sub. by: Robert King]

Pauline Dodd
Pauline Dodd, wife of John Dodd, was born in Prairie Durocher Ill., May 17, 1888 and passed away at the Davis Clinic, July 21, 1954 at the age of 66 years, two months and four days. Mrs. Dodd has been in falling health the past several years. She is survived by her husband, John H. Dodd; one son, Russell Dodd of Dexter; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Thurston of Dexter and Mrs. Emma Thurston of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Charley Queffemme of LeMay and Jewell Quelfeme of Poplar Bluff. She is also survived by a grandaughter and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at First General Baptist Church last Thursday afternoon, July 22, 1954 Ref. Laurence Vieth assisted by Rev. Orville Myers officiating. Interment was in the Dexter cemetery, Strickland-Rainey service. Dexter, Stoddard County MO Dexter Messenger July 29, 1954 - CW - Sub by FoFG]

James Dowdy
Dexter, Missouri, December 30. -- James Dowdy, aged 94 years, died at his home near here this morning. Deceased was born in North Carolina in 1802 and came to Stoddard County 60 years ago. He was at one time Sheriff of this County. He had been active until he took ill, a week ago. (Source: St. Louis Republic - December 31, 1896. Submitted by: Frances Cooley)

Callaway Edwards
Bloomfield:  Callaway Edwards, 78, was found dead at a barn on his farm near here by his wife late Monday. Coroner John Wilson, after an investigation, said death was due to natural causes. [The Sikeston Missouri Herald Feb 17 1938]

C. Gene Fee
C. Gene Fee, 78, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born March 28, 1930, in Dexter, Mo., son of Oren and Evelyn Capps Fee. He married Carol Jean Staples, who died in June 2002. Mr. Fee graduated from high school in Cape Girardeau and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He received a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri Law School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Missouri National Guard from 1960 to 1991.  A resident of Jefferson City the past 40 years, Mr. Fee was employed by Missouri Public Service Commission from 1970 until retiring as chief hearing examiner in 1991.  He was a member of Roy Sone VFW Post 1003, Eagles Aerie 2693, Elks, National Rifle Association and Military Order of the Cootie.  Mr. Fee had attained senior attorney status with Missouri Bar Association. He enjoyed hunting and was a Civil War historian.  Survivors include two daughters, Melenie and Gabrielle Fee of Jefferson City; a son, Clinton T. Fee of Jefferson City; an uncle with whom he was raised, Ronald Fee and wife Lee of Cape Girardeau; and a cousin, Sandra Capps Shaw and husband Jim of Fairfax Station, Va.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City. (Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter)

Paul H. Guard Jr.
Paul H. Guard Jr., 77, of Wappapello, Mo., died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Paul Howard and Lena Myrant Guard. He and Billie Chappell were married June 12, 1952 in Cape Girardeau. Paul was a graduate of College High. He received a bachelor of science degree in math and physics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1962, where he also completed work toward a master’s degree. He was a teacher at Kelly High School from 1962 to 1965, Scott City High School 1965 to 1996, and Eagle Ridge Christian School 1996 to 2004. While at Scott City High School he was head of the math department many years and started the computer program. For Paul, teaching was a passion, not just a career. More than 25 former students went on to receive engineering degrees. Both Scott City High School and Eagle Ridge Christian School annually award college scholarships in his name. In addition to teaching, he worked as a stonemason, having worked in this field since age 15.
Paul loved to fish and go camping.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict as an engineer gunner on B-26 airplanes.  He was a lifetime member of First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau, and a member of Missouri State Teachers Association.  
Survivors include his wife, Billie Guard of Wappapello; two sons, Paul H. (Shari) Guard III, Perry Crawford (Carol) Guard of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Julie H. (Jeff) Briney of Lake Saint Louis, Mo.; a sister, Carolyn Spencer of Perryville, Mo.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Guard.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Mark Carbaugh and Jason Hill officiating. A committal service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with full military rites by Missouri Honors Team. [-- Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.]

Anita Eloise Hart
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Anita Eloise Hart, daughter of the late Lawrence Albie and Lillian Irene (Lewis) Myrick, was born May 20, 1930, in Parma and died at her home in Dexter on March 3, 2008, at the age of 77. She was saved and joined the First Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter on Jan. 23, 1955, and was a faithful member until the last few months. She was an Avon representative for over 43 years. Mrs. Hart had lived in Parma and Dexter most of her life. On Aug. 27, 1948, she married M.A. Hart in Piggott, Ark., and two sons were born to this marriage, Alan Leigh and Kim Martin Hart. Surviving are the two sons, Alan and his wife Della of Advance and Kim and his wife Brenda of Dexter; four grandchildren, Shelly Young of Bloomfield, Corey Hart of Bloomfield, Kevin and Amanda Hart of Dexter; five great-grandchildren, Dillan and Brooke Bader, Sierra Young, Dalton Hart and Kaylea Hart of Bloomfield; three step- grandchildren, Tina Ulrich of Advance, Amanda Gee and Stephanie Gee of Dexter; three step-great-grandchildren, Luke Livingston of Bell City, Bethany Scherer of Advance, Ryan Thrower of Dexter; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Doris Hart of Branson; several cousins, nephews, and nieces; and many, many friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Leon Myrick and Richard Lee Myrick. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, in the Rainey- Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Hart and Dr. Curtis Porter officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.  [From the "Dexter Daily Statesman, Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - Contributed by: Christine Walters]

Edgar Hayes
Edgar Hayes, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Parker Hayes was born Nov. 13, 1909, at Lexington Tenn., and died in the Mark Twain Caring Center at Poplar Bluff on Feb. 11, 2005 at the age of 95. Mr. Hayes was a retired farmer and a resident of Bernie. He was united in marriage toIva Mae Ray in February of 1930 at Bragg City. Mrs. Hayes preceded him in death on April 25, 1989. Survivors include three sons, Shirrel D. Hayes of Paducah KY, Denny L. Hayes of Lake of the Ozarks, and James Ray Hayes of Malden; one daughter Emma Jean Foust of Poplar Bluff, 13 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Otis Hayes, Riley Hayes, Bill Hayes and Parker Hayes; and one sister Ada Pitman. Visitation will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 13, 2005 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey- Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. [Daily Statesman Dexter MO Feb. 13, 2005 -- Contributed by M.A. Hart]

John P. Hayes
John P. Hayes was born in Henderson county, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1859 and passed away at the home of his son Ed Hayes on July 20, 1954 at the age of 94 years, six months and twenty five days. Mr. Hayes spent most of his early life in Texas and Henderson county Tenn., coming to Missouri in 1919, where he had been since, living in Dunklin and Pemiscot counties. For the past several years, he had made his home with his children. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Linsey in 1890 and to this union a child, Tilmon Jessie, was born. In 1902 he was married to Martha McPeake and to this union nine children were born, three of whom preceded him in death. He professed a hope in Christ in 1932 and united with the Missionary Baptist church at Mid City, Mo., saying at that time he regretted that he had spent so much of his life without God. He is survived by seven children; Tilman Jessie Hayes of Neelyville, W.M., Edd and Parker Hayes, all of Lernie, Mrs. Ada Pitman of Dayton Ohio, Riley Hayes and Otis Hayes of Braggadocia, 23 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the General Baptist church in Bernie, Wednesday afternoon July 21, with Rev. R.L. Shell, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church of Malden officiating. Interment in the Bernie cemetery, Strickland-Rainey service. [Dexter Messenger - Dexter MO July 29, 1954 Contributed by M.A. Hart]

Simeon Edward Juden
Caruthersville: Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church here Sunday for Simeon Edward Juden. long a well-known figure in public life in Pemiscot county, who died at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Tenn . February 31. He was 71 years of age He held many public offices—constable, sheriff, postmaster and presiding judge of the county court. He was also a major stock-holder in the Pemiscot Argus, a weekly newspaper published here until it was merged with the Demorat Argus, when he published it under a co-partnership with O. W Chilton. [The Sikeston Missouri Herald Feb 17 1938]

Jacob D Kappler
KAPPLER, Jacob D, son of Jacob & Sister Kappler, was born 12 Jan 1867, and died 30 June 1877, at his father’s residence near Lakeville, Stoddard co, Mo … May the father, mother, bro & sister all live to meet him on yonder glorious shore. – DC Flynn (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 6 Aug. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Sister Lankford
Sister Lankford (no given name) was born in Smith co, Tenn, 14 June 1793, and died 15 Dec 1876, aged 83 years 6 mos 1 day. She joined the Methodist Church at the age of 16 yrs... The writer preached her funeral to a large audience, at Essex, Stoddard co, Mo. May God's rich grace rest upon her beloved dau. -DC Flynn (Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on August 20, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


Mrs. Nall
was buried from the home of J.M. Turner Saturday, Sept. 10, at ten o'clock, Rev. G.H. Newman conducting the services. Miss Frances Cordelia Bohanan was born in Stoddard county, Missouri, Nov. 27th 1832. She was married to Dr. Richard Parks Nall December 29, 1852. Into this home there were eight children born, five of whom are now living.
Adams County News, Ritzville, WA, Sept. 14, 1898

Lulu Denny Orrill
Lulu Denny Orrill, 94, died Saturday, September 1, 1990 at the Dexter Nursing Center in Dexter. She was a retired school teacher and nurse. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Born November 5, 1895 in Aquilla, MO, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha Capps. She was first married to George Bauer who preceded her in death, she then married Ray Ator who preceded her in death, and later married Ernest Orrill and he also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, James Earl Bauer of San Antonio, TX; one stepson, John Orrill of Champaign; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday, September 4, 1990 at the Bloomfield Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Gaines officiating. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, MO was in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.)

Annie Haran Tate
Bernie, Missouri: Annie Haran Tate, daughter of the late Sidney Meals and Nancy Lily James Meals was born at Cedar Grove, Tennessee on August 14, 1906 and departed this life in the Dexter Memorial Hospital on August 11, 1996 at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 27 days. She was united in marriage to Homer F. Tate Sr. at Henderson County, Tennessee on September 13, 1925. To this union two children were born. Mr. Tate preceded her in death on October 3, 1975. She was also preceded in death other than her parents by one son, Homer F. Tate Jr., by one great-great-grandson, Matt Keck; by 4 brothers, Jim Meals, Bill Meals, Miles Meals, Basil Meals; by two sisters, May Springer and Hester Herron.Mrs. Tate was a homemaker and had worked as a Battery Filler at a Textile Mill in Georgia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie, Missouri. She is survived by one daughter, Imogene Barnes of Bernie, Missouri; by three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; by two sisters, Willie Barr and Beatrice Coffman both of Lexington, Tennessee. Also by other realtives and friends.  Friends may call at the Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie on Monday August 12, 1996 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey Chapel in Bernie on Tuesday afternoon August 13, 1996 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. John Davis Pastor of the Bernie First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow the Bernie Cemetery. Rainey Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of arrangements. [submitted by: Amanda]


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