Recent Obituaries

Mary Frances (Fran) Hilliard  

Fran was born October 25, 1938, in Steele, Missouri. She was the daughter of Lucille Wall Carter and Henry L. Carter. She departed this life at the Caruthersville Nursing Center on July 31, 2016. She was 77 years old. Fran attended the Blytheville School System. On February 29, 1967, in Blytheville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Ray Hilliard. He preceded her in death in 2007. Fran was retired from the sales department of U.S. Steel. She loved to travel and had lived in four different countries overseas. When she and her husband were living in South Carolina, Fran owned and operated a shop that had ceramics, porcelain, and did custom framing. After moving to Caruthersville in 1995, they had an upholstery shop. She was very devoted to her family and friends. Survived by – 1 son – Scott K. Henley – Nashville, Tennessee - 1 daughter – Dawne Hilliard Henry – Las Vegas, Nevada - 3 sisters – Jimmie Larsen – Caruthersville, Missouri - Barbara Busby – Caruthersville, Missouri - Rebecca J. Makowski – Hartsville, South Carolina -2 brothers – Roy L. Carter – Villages, Florida - John R. Carter – Matthews, North Carolina 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 6 nieces, 5 nephews, other relatives and many friends. Memorial services were held Wednesday, August 03, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services

Glenda dale

 Glenda Faye Dale was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on July 16, 1946.  She was the daughter of Joseph B. Perkins and Roselee Rhynes Perkins. She departed this life in Caruthersville, Missouri on October 13, 2017.  She was 71 years old.On October 3, 1961 in Blytheville, Arkansas she was united in marriage to Mr. Walter Stephen (Steve) Dale.  They celebrated 56 years of marriage.Glenda loved her family.  She was known for cooking huge meals for all the holidays.  She also served as a very active Den Mother for Boy Scout Pack 158.  She loved to work crossword puzzles, to watch soap operas, keep up with people on Facebook, going shopping for bargains particularly at Goodwill, and the music of the Bee Gees.She was a member of the Kinfolks Ridge Baptist Church.Survived by – her husband – Steve Dale6 children – Walter Stephen Dale, II, Lisa Gaye Roberts, Anthony Wayne Dale, Sr., Jo Michelle Abbott, Rita Kay Black and Nita Ann Dale.4 brothers – Talmadge Hardy, Gay Perkins, Dan Perkins, Norman Perkins1 sister – Bonita McDaniel22 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, 4 brothers and a daughter – Teresa Lynn Dale.Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating.  Interment followed in Maple Cemetery. Pall bearers:  Anthony Wayne Dale, Sr., Anthony Wayne Dale, Jr., Cory Black, Sr., Walter Stephen Dale, III, Charles V. Dale, Bret Ralston, Tim Abbott, John NoehlH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Shena Allen

 SHENA MARIE ALLEN Shena Marie Allen was born in Kennett, Missouri on April 2, 1983.She was a beautiful, sweet, vibrant, and loving soul who was instantly loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She touched the lives of countless people during her far too brief time on earth, and above all she loved her three children deeply.Shena departed this world at the age of 34 years in Caruthersville, Missouri on September 25th, 2017.She is survived by,Her momma: Dorma GermanHer Daddy: Martin WilkersonThree siblings: Sisters Lauren Wilkerson and Lacy German, Brother Gary Watson, JrThree children: Alexa Casey, RJ Agnew and Kalise AgnewAn extended family that includes: Gary Watson, Norma Morris, Nancy Wilkerson, Belinda Wilkerson, Ricky Allen, Tommy Allen and Kimberly TidwellAnd countless other family and friends.Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM  in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. The interment was in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville. Pall-Bearers were: John Swofford, Charles Guy, Damien Whiteside, Paul Lafferty, Gary McLemore and Tommy Allen. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

lynn medlin

 JAMES LYNN MEDLIN Was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on November 7, 1941.Departed this life at his home in Caruthersville on October 10, 2017 at the age of 75.He was the son of the late Jimmie Neville Medlin & Mary Jewell Cowen Medlin.Attended the Kinfolks Ridge & Caruthersville schools, graduating in the High School Class of 1959.On April 18, 1966 in Caruthersville he was united in marriage to Martha Faye Moon.He was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment for over 17 years and also the Pemiscot County Assessor’s Office.Lynn enjoyed numerous things, including fishing, shooting guns, reloading, telling jokes and yard sales. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest.He was of the Methodist Faith.SURVIVED BY –His Wife           - Martha Medlin          - Caruthersville, Missouri1 Son                   Jayme L. Medlin & his wife, Kelly, of Caruthersville.2 Brothers          Mike Medlin               - Caruthersville, Missouri                             Danny Medlin & his wife, Jane, of Caruthersville.A Special Aunt   -  Doris Cowen            - Caruthersville& a number of other relatives and many, many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 Sisters, Ernestine Morgan, Jimmie Rose Gann and Shirley Hemenway.                       JAMES LYNN MEDLIN Was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on November 7, 1941.Departed this life at his home in Caruthersville on October 10, 2017 at the age of 75.He was the son of the late Jimmie Neville Medlin & Mary Jewell Cowen Medlin.Attended the Kinfolks Ridge & Caruthersville schools, graduating in the High School Class of 1959.On April 18, 1966 in Caruthersville he was united in marriage to Martha Faye Moon.He was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment for over 17 years and also the Pemiscot County Assessor’s Office.Lynn enjoyed numerous things, including fishing, shooting guns, reloading, telling jokes and yard sales. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest.He was of the Methodist Faith.SURVIVED BY –His Wife           - Martha Medlin          - Caruthersville, Missouri1 Son                   Jayme L. Medlin & his wife, Kelly, of Caruthersville.2 Brothers          Mike Medlin               - Caruthersville, Missouri                             Danny Medlin & his wife, Jane, of Caruthersville.A Special Aunt   -  Doris Cowen            - Caruthersville& a number of other relatives and many, many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 Sisters, Ernestine Morgan, Jimmie Rose Gann and Shirley Hemenway.                        

Mother Bobbie Sue Barringer

Mother Bobbie Sue Barringer was born June 3, 1939 to the late John Morgan James and Celustia James, which preceded her in death.  She departed this life in Hayti, Missouri on October 10, 2017.  She was 78 years old.Mother Bobbie attended the Central School in Hayti, Missouri.  She was united in marriage to the late, Fred Douglas Barringer in 1958; and to this union, six children were born.Mother Bobbie Barringer was a faithful member of the Faith Temple Church for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Mother's Board and faithful to the noon day prayer.  She loved the church and always gave God the glory.She leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Doris (Alex) smith of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Clara (John) Lane of Caruthersville, Missouri, Lura (Andrew) Rutledge of Hayti, Missouri, Alyce Barringer of Hayti, Missouri; three sons, Fred Jr. (Stella) Barringer of Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Tony (Lisa) Barringer of Cape Coral, Florida, and Jimmy Shephard of North Chicago, Illinois; four sisters, Johnny Tuggles of Kansas City, Missouri, Malvator James of Chicago, Illinois, Fannie Sue James of Hayti, Missouri, Annie Lue (Jimmy Shephard) of Chicago, Illinois; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and frineds.Services were held Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Faith Temple with Pastor Courtney Sanders, Jr. officiating.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.Active pall bearers; Karl Humes, Alex James, Jeremiah Barringer, Cortez Barringer, Johnny Barringer, Kevin WellsHonorary pall bearers;  Dr. Tony Barringer, Fred Barringer, Jr., Jimmy Shephard, Frank Barringer, Cedrick Barringer, Roy Barringer​

Betty Schwartz

 Betty Lou Schwartz was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on February 11, 1926.  She was the first of three remarkable human beings, born to Felix Powell and Mary Holt Powell. She departed this life in Anniston, Alabama on September 4, 2017.  She was 91 years old.Mrs. Schwartz traveled the world with her husband during his Air Force career, later settling in Anniston, Alabama.  She was the recipient of the “Clara Barton Award” for her many years of service to the American Red Cross.  In her later years, Mrs. Schwartz worked as a volunteer with the Regional Medical Center of Anniston, Alabama until illness forced her to retire at the age of 90.  She was a devoted wife and mother to her family always putting others before herself.  She loved God and was of the Episcopal faith.She is survived by son Charles M. Schwartz, Jr, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, daughter Pamela Sue McGarity and husband Tom McGarity of Anniston, Alabama.  Grandchildren Charley Musinsky Schwartz and wife Kongpaseuth Schwartz of Tallahassee, Florida, granddaughter Summer Michelle McGarity of Anniston, and great grandchildren:  Maxwell and Alexander Schwartz of Tallahassee, FLShe was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Schwartz of Steele, Missouri, sister Martha Thompson and brother Robert Powell, both of Caruthersville.Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on September 7, 2017 at Maple Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Regional Medical Center Auxillary in Anniston, Alabama.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Elizabeth Burnett

 ELIZABETH BURNETT  Was born in Broadmore, Tennessee on June 4, 1931.Departed this life at the Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti, Missouri on September 1, 2017 at the age of 86.She was the daughter of the late Elihue Kennedy & Julia Ann Thurmond Kennedy.Attended schools in New Madrid County, Missouri.On January 10, 1946 in Piggott, Arkansas she was united in marriage to Mr. John Jewell Burnett. He preceded her in death on August 23, 1984.Mrs. Burnett was a charter member of the Temple Baptist Church, where she was very active. Taking care of the nursery was just one of many tasks that she took care of.She enjoyed shopping, gardening and going to dances.Mrs. Burnett was employed by the Brown Shoe Company for over 41 years prior to her retirement. She was also the secretary for Woodmen of America.SURVIVED BY –3 Sons              -  Cletus Burnett & his wife, Carol, of Hayti, Missouri                              Chester Burnett & his wife, Linda, of Caruthersville, Missouri                              Barry Burnett & his wife, Brenda, of Caruthersville.7 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandsons, & 7 Great Grand-daughters.1 Sister                 Martha Kennedy & her husband, Steve, of Woodstock, Georgia1 Brother             Lonnie Kennedy & his wife, Debbie, of Hayti.& A number of other relatives and many friends.She was also preceded in death by 1 Brother, John Kennedy, and 1 Sister, Marcell Jackson.Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating. The interment was in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville. Pall-Bearers were: Mike Griffin, Jay Stricklin, Landon Stricklin, Eddie McElyea, Derrick Burnett and Matt Kennedy. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services. 

Randy Fisher

 Randall Maurice (Randy) Fisher was born July 26, 1949 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  He was the son of late Amos Lee Fisher and Rosa Marie Norman Fisher.He departed this life in Blytheville, Arkansas on Monday, September 11, 2017.  He was 68 years old.Randy was a man that enjoyed people.  He had a very fun, quick witted personality.  He was a very generous man who loved his friends and family.  He loved going to stock car races and also watching racing on T.V.  In 1961, Randy was the very first customer of Knox’s Drive Inn.  Every year on his birthday, he would receive a free meal from there. Randy was known for his excellent carpenter skills. Survived by – his mother – Rosa Fisher – Caruthersville, MO2 daughters – Jamie Fisher – Caruthersville, MO Alayna Fisher – Caruthersville, MO1 son – Randall Fisher – Steele, MO2 sisters – Gaye Currier and her husband, Bill – Burr Oak, MI Brenda Trowbridge and her husband, Ronnie – Caruthersville, MO3 grandchildren – Camron and Amos Fisher, River GarnerOther relatives and many friends. 

JoAnn Wallace​

JoAnn Elaine Wallace was born October 31, 1943 in Hayti, Missouri.  She was the daughter of J.W. Richardson and Nadine Ward Richardson.She departed this life in Jonesboro, Arkansas on September 10, 2017.  She was 73 years old.JoAnn was married to Johnny Wallace on August 14, 1970.  He preceded her death on January 19, 1997.She was a lady that loved life-she enjoyed shopping via the television on QVC, she worked puzzle books, and did adult coloring books.  Her flower beds and yard were very important.  Parking on the grass was off limits.  She helped her husband on their farm and even continued to stock their fish pond after his death.  Casper, her totally white cat, was always getting petted and loved.  All of these things were important to JoAnn but nothing was more important than her grandkids and great grandkids.JoAnn’s favorite time of year was the fall.  She loved to go for rides and look at all the leaves turning colors and falling.She was a member of the 7th and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould.Survived by – 3 daughters – Teresa Ward - Wardell, MO Dana Milloway – Wardell, MOJohnna Pratt and her husband, David – Paragould, ARA brother – Jerry “Brother” RichardersonA sister – Sheila Greenwell6 grandchildren – Jonathon Davidson and his wife, Mary, Kim Keene and her husband, Marcus, Elizabeth Wallace, Michael Milloway, Kaitlyn Wilkerson, Lana Franks8 great grandchildren – Zachary, Annalee, Logan, Kinley, Crislyn, Bentley, Mack, PearlMany other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents – J.W. and Nadine Richardson, her husband-Johnny Wallace, a sister – Donna Smith, a granddaughter – Ashton Wilkerson, and a great granddaughter – Kaylee Davidson.Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Keene officiating at the H.S. Smith Chapel.  Interment followed in the Wallace Mound Cemetery in Wardell.Pall bearers:  Kent Buck, Jonathan Davidson, Marcus Keene, Danny Glass, Kenneth Gilmore, Gary Wilson.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.   ​

Joe Pattillo

 Joseph Ira Pattillo was born in Portageville, Missouri on May 5, 1935.  He was the son of Elith William (Buck) Pattillo and Margaret Ann Penrod Pattillo.He departed this life at his home in Caruthersville, Missouri on August 19, 2017.  He was 82 years old.Joe graduated with the Caruthersville High School class of 1953.On April 16, 1955 at the Nazarene Church in Caruthersville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Betty Sue Gibson. Joe had many jobs.  He worked at Baskins Drug Store, Big Star Grocery, Hays Grocery in both Hayti and Caruthersville, he sold insurance, and worked at the County Courthouse.  He was known for delivering the newspapers including the St. Louis Post, St. Louis Globe, Memphis Commercial Appeal, and the Democrat Argus.  In addition to these jobs he was an avid reader of westerns and also watched all the old John Wayne movies on television.  He loved fishing and also playing the slots at the boat.  He was truly a people person.Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a very faithful member of the First Baptist Church.Survived by – a son – Joe Allen Pattillo (Paula Thompson) – Caruthersville, MOA daughter – Lisa (David) McClendon – Caruthersville, MOAn aunt – Clara Beatrice Penrod – Springfield, MO2 grandsons – Joseph Allen (Lori) Pattillo, Jr., Matthew McClendon2 great grandchildren – Addison and Ava PattilloOther relatives and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Boyd and Rev. Jimmy Lemonds officiating.  Interment was in Maple Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Jamie Strickland, Jay Strickland, Raymond Owen, Joe Allen Pattillo, Joseph Pattillo, Matthew McClandon.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Beulah Mae Stewart​

Beulah Mae Stewart was born January 8, 1927 in Senath, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Ray D. Jordan and Opal E. Cook Jordan.She departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 18, 2017.  She was 90 years old.Beulah was born and raised on a farm in rural Senath.  She was the first-born of a very close knit family of six siblings.   One sibling, Gerald, died as an infant.  Then there was Virginia (Nina), Gladys (Hap), Cleadus (Clete), Sue and Janice (Janny or Sis). Beulah married Otis Jefferson Davis on October 29, 1942 in Piggott, Arkansas when she was only 15 and had her first child, a boy Larry Ray Davis, at 16.  Her husband went off to war when she was 17.  After the war, a second son Rickey Lee Davis was born. In 1954, the family moved to Caruthersville where Beulah remained for the rest of her life.  She had many jobs including working as grocery clerk at Adair’s IGA, Big Star and other stores.  She was also a teacher’s aide and administrative assistant.  Later she was the RSVP Transportation Coordinator.  The best part of every job she had was interacting with people.Beulah was married to Charles “Charlie” Stewart for 20 years.  He preceded her in death on October 16, 2013.She was a very loyal and faithful member of the First Baptist Church.Survived by – 1 son – Larry (Beverly) Davis – Sugarland, TexasA sister – Janice (David) Greer – Paragould, Arkansas3 grandsons – Scott, Chris and Nelson Davis, 2 great grandchildren – Noah and Cody Davis, and many other nieces, nephews and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents – Ray and Opal Jordan, her husband – Charles Stewart, a son- Ricky Davis, 2 brothers – Gerald and Cleadus Jordan, and 2 sisters – Virginia and Gladys.  ​

                Sarah Patricia (Patti) Byrn​

Sarah Patricia (Patti) Byrn was born January 25, 1947 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Albert Marvin Byrn and Melba Bennett Byrn.She departed this life at her home in Caruthersville, Missouri on August 7, 2017.  She was 70 years old.Patti was a very devoted mother to her four children.  She read to them every day and played games with them.  She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts.  Patti was the oldest of four girls.  Sometimes in order to get away from her sisters for a little quiet reading time, she would climb up on top of the refrigerator with her book.  She loved reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books as a child. Patti had lots of different jobs including the biscuit maker for Hardee’s, working in the darkroom at the Democrat Argus, and as a respiratory therapist at the Pemiscot County Hospital.She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.Survived by – 3 sons – Michael Robert Byrn – Cape Girardeau, Missouri Joseph Patrick Byrn – West Memphis, ArkansasAndrew Scott Byrn – Belleville, Illinois1 daughter – Donna Jean Flesch – Springfield, Illinois2 sisters – Joyce Byrn and Jane Lowes6 grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents – Albert and Melba Byrn, and a sister – Cathy ByrnFuneral mass was held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 at Sacred Heart Church with Father Jaroslaw Skryzpok officiating.  Interment in Little Prairie Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Tim Hilburn, Ben Hilburn, James Lowes, Joseph Byrn, Paul Dale, Stephen FleschH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

               Mary Mae Farrow​

Mary Mae Farrow was born January 31, 1924 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Dan and Nell Riley.She departed this life in Robertsdale, Alabama on August 4, 2017.  She was 93 years old.On November 5, 1941 in Caruthersville, Missouri she was united in marriage to Mr. Lee Woodard Farrow.  They were the parents of four children.  He preceded her in death on July 5, 2006.Mary was a very active member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church.  She sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.  Survived by – 2 sons:  Clyde L. Farrow – Hornbeak, Tennessee-Gary Farrow – Orange Beach, Alabama2 daughters:  Mary Elizabeth Williams – St. Louis, Missouri-Clydia J. Carter – Orange Beach, Alabama8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son-in-law, Tommy Carter.Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church.  Interment followed in Little Prairie Cemetery.  Rev. Jerry Mattson officiated.Pall bearers:  Roy Williams, IV, Scott Stricklin, Craig Jenkins, Kevin Farrow, Jeff Farrow, Griffin Farrow and Will Farrow.H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville, Missouri in charge of services.​

               Karrie Ann Thompson​

Karrie Anne Thompson was born February 29, 1940 at Cottonwood Point, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Mr. Otto Going and Hettie Williams Going.She departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on July 23, 2017.  She was 77 years old.Anne attended the Caruthersville School system graduating with the class of 1958.  She was the Homecoming Queen in 1957.Anne worked as a secretary at Brown Shoe for many years.  In addition to working, she had many hobbies and most of them centered on her family.  She loved to sew and made all of the kids Halloween costumes.  She also made the girls dresses for dances when they were in high school.  After focusing on her kids, she shifted her attention to her 6 grandchildren.  She loved sports and never missed games that her kids were playing in.  She also enjoyed Sunday afternoon football on television. She was a member of the First Christian Church.Survived by – 4 children – Russanna Keen (Robert) – Hayti, Missouri-David Thompson (Mary) – Kansas City, Missouri-Tracy Darnell (Tim Gordon) – Caruthersville, Missouri-Logan Thompson (Kellie) – St. Peters, Missouri3 sisters – Betty Teeter, Linda Taylor, Cathy Kellett6 grandchildren – Sarah Robinson – Caruthersville, Trevor Thompson – Colorado Springs, CO, Marty Metzger – Natchez, MS, Logan Darnell – Starkville, MS, Lauren Thompson – Kansas City, MO, Jake Thompson – Kansas City, MOMany other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents – Otto and Hettie Going, her husband – Delbert Thompson, 2 brothers – Perry Going, Otto Going, Jr. and 1 sister – Peggy Landers.Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ricky Lyle officiating.  Interment was in Little Prairie Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Marty Metzger, Sr., Marty Metzger, Jr., Jake Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Michael RobinsonH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.​

Curtis Glyn Smith

Curtis Glyn Smith was born June 5, 1949 in Hayti, Missouri.  He was the son of Frank Smith and Laura Harper Johnson.He departed this life in Hayti, Missouri on July 23, 2017.  He was 68 years old.He was of the Baptist faith.Home going services were held at the H.S. Smith Chapel on July 28, 2017.  Rev. Howard Boswell officiated.  Interment was in Morgan Ridge Cemetery.He lives to cherish his memory a son and his wife – Curtis A. Hollywood (Jessica)A daughter – Vickie McIntyre5 sisters – Hurtis, Savannah, Mary, Patricia, and Rose Mary5 brothers – Ellis Johnson, Edward Johnson, John Johnson, Alvin Johnson, and Steven.He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 siblings – Willie Johnson, Cindy Kay Johnson, David Johnson, Connie Johnson.Pall bearers were Edward C. Johnson, Alvin R. Johnson, John Johnson, James Davis, Steven Hobbs, Randy Carter, Curtis HollywoodH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.​

                   Norma Sue Turnage​

 Norma Sue Turnage was born March 6, 1944 in Wardell, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Lawrence Atwood and Mary Belle Hatley Atwood.She departed this life in Murray, Kentucky on July 26, 2017.  She was 73 years old.Norma attended the Wardell school system and graduated as valedictorian with the class of 1962.  She made straight A’s all though school.  After graduating, she received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri University. She was married to Mr. John A. Turnage and they had two children.Norma was always a hard worker.  She worked at lots of different places including the Bank of Hayti, Turnage Auto Parts, Big John’s Dairy Queen, and Turnage Brothers Grain Elevator.  John Turnage was the Pemiscot County Treasurer and in reality, Norma ran the office for the 8 years he served.  She worked for 28 years at the Consolidated Public Water office as the office manager.  She was very instrumental in helping to revive the Hayti Nutrition Center, where you would often find her enjoying talking and laughing with everyone there.  She enjoyed traveling and really enjoyed keeping up with everything and everyone via Facebook. All of these jobs were important to her but nothing was more important than her family especially her grandchildren. She was a very faithful and hardworking member of Hayti First Baptist Church.Survived by – 1 daughter – Johnna Turnage – Murray, Kentucky1 son and his wife – Chris and Carrie Turnage – Mayfield, Kentucky7 grandchildren – Thomas Allen Folz, Jonathan McCrary, Breyden Turnage, Bella Turnage, Macy Dublin, Bailey Dublin, Tripp DublinA nephew, Daryl Lawrence Atwood and a niece, Thesa Atwood RoepkeOther relatives and many friendsShe was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Mary Belle Atwood, and a brother, Colonial Daryl Atwood.Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hayti First Baptist Church.  Rev. Phill Hall officiated.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Bobby Powell, Jerome Stone, Dewey Shuburte, Thomas Allen Folz, Johnathan McCracy, Breyden Turnage, Tripp DublinH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Wayne Lee

 Wayne Allen Lee was born January 20, 1925 in Hathaway, Tennessee. He was the son of Alf Lee and Rosetta Pruiett Lee.He departed this life in Nashville, Tennessee on July 10, 2017.  He was 92 years old.Wayne proudly served his county in the United States Army from 1945 until 1947.On January 20, 1951 he was united in marriage to Sue Young.  She preceded him in death on July 4, 2013.He worked for the United States Corp of Engineers for many years.  He was the last lamp lighter on the Mississippi River.  After working for the Corp, he then went to work for Pemiscot County Road Maintenance as an engineer.Wayne loved the Mississippi River and was known by many for his fishing skills on it.  After catching the fish, he would then have wonderful fish fries that were enjoyed by many.Survived by – 1 son – Lynn Lee – Caruthersville, Missouri1 daughter – Nicki Sumner and her husband, Danny – Nashville, Tennessee1 grandson – Paul SumnerMany other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Lavenna Pritchett, and a brother, Robert LeeFuneral services were held on July 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment followed in Little Prairie Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Charles Davis, Earl Bullington, Danny Sumner, Paul Sumner.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Rae Michie

Rae Aileen Michie was born January 15, 1926 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of the late Ray Edwards and Nell Alexander Edwards.She departed this life at her home in Caruthersville, Missouri on May 22, 2017.  She was 91 years old.Rae attended the Caruthersville School System graduating with the class of 1943.  She then attended Oklahoma Baptist College, Southeast Missouri State University and Memphis Business School.  She placed a very high value on education and encouraged all seven of her grandchildren to attain their college degrees.On January 27, 1945 in Hernando, Mississippi she was united in marriage to Mr. Erwin George Michie.  He preceded her in death in 1966.Rae, a remarkable woman, was part of the greatest generation in our Country’s history and dutifully served her country by working at the FBI in Washington, DC during W.W. II receiving a letter of acknowledgment from J. Edgar Hoover.She was a faithful supporter and participant of the First Baptist Church for her whole life being baptized there in 1939. Rae worked for the Caruthersville High School as secretary for over 38 years.  During this time, she mentored many teachers and principals on the subtleties of running a successful school system.  Up until the time of her death, she was fondly known around town by thousands of former students and citizens in town.  She was also known for her bridge playing skills.  She was the reigning tournament bridge champion and taught countless people to play competitive bridge. She was also widely renown for making the best divinity and date nut rolls in Southeast Missouri.  She was an avid reader and was known to have read most of the books in the public library.  Mystery novels were her favorites.On January 27, 2016 she received a Missouri House of Representative resolution acknowledging her life as one of the Show-Me State’s most beloved senior citizens.Being an only child, Rae desired a big family.  She was blessed with 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.Survived by – 1 son – George Allen Michie and spouse, Sherry Lenn Michie1 daughter – Peggy Gail Walker and spouse, Donald Walker7 grandchildren – Scott Allen Michie and spouse, Melissa Motz MichiePaul Edward Michie and spouse, Leigh Brooke MichieAlexis Michie Russell and spouse, Tobias Howe RussellTeresa Michelle Clark and spouse, Jimmy ClarkNatalie Gail Hampton and spouse, Jason HamptonJulie Brooke Burton and spouse, Chad BurtonKamala Renee Corkin15 great grandchildren – Oliver James Michie, Charlies Allen Michie, Milo Hitch Michie, Donovan Edward Michie, Thomas Huntington Russell, John Franklin Russell, Jayce Landis Hampton, Dylan Rance Hampton, Kaylan Gail Hampton, William James Corkin, Sophia Elise Corkin, Harris Avery Burton, Macie Ann Burton, Jordan Blake Clark, Jacob Ryan Clark1 great great granddaughter – Kaylee Faye ClarkOther relatives and many, many friendsShe was preceded in death by her parents- Ray and Nell Edwards, her husband-Erwin George Michie, and a daughter- Teresa Ann Dixon.Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lemonds officiating.  Interment followed in Maple Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Jason Hampton, Dylan Hampton, Jayce Hampton, Jordan Clark, Scott Michie, Paul Michie.The family request that memorials be made to the Rae Michie Scholarship Fund at Caruthersville High School or to the Bethany Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.   ​

Jerry Mack Isbell

 Jerry Mack Isbell, Sr. was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on October 8, 1940.  He was the son of the late Albert Isbell and Opal Green Fuhrman.He departed this life in Hayti, Missouri, on June 6, 2017.  He was 76 years old.Jerry proudly served his county in the United States Marine.On December 7, 1959 he was united to Betty Sue Gunter.  She preceded him in death.Jerry was employed at Trinity for many years as a welder.Jerry enjoyed watching old John Wayne westerns on television and also war movies.  He also very much enjoyed reading suspense novels with Stephen King being one of his favorite authors.Survived by – a daughter – Brenda Moore – Caruthersville, Mo2 sons – Jerry Jr – Lenox, TN-Robert Isbell – Caruthersville, Mo1 brother – Malcolm Isbell – Caruthersville, MO9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents – Albert Isbell and Opal Fuhrman – his brother – Albert Holt Isbell, II – and a daughter Olivia Hunt.Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on June 9 with Rev. Troy Alley officiating in the H.S. Smith Chapel. H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Alfred Dean Carter​

 Alfred Dean Carter was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on December 8, 1952 to the late Vagie Mae Carter and the late Roosevelt Moore.He professed hope in Christ at an early age at Twelfth Street Baptist Church.He graduated from Caruthersville High School in 1972.He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Vickie Covington, and two brothers, Bobby Joe Carter and Ricky Darnell Carter, a sister-in-law, Mary Carter and two special friends, Melissa Spates and Ruthie Ann Elps.He leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, Chester Carter of Butte, Montano, and Doyle (Carol) Carter of Caruthersville, two sisters, Eva Carter and Vergie Lee Carter both of Caruthersville, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Home going services were held on June 7 at 12:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Jeffrey Carter officiating.  Interment followed in Morgan Ridge Cemetery.H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.   

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