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

                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.   

Mary Frances Whitener

Mary Frances Whitener was born in Hayti, Missouri on February 21, 1929.  She was the daughter of the late Truman Theodore Martin and Flossie Vivian Ford Martin.She departed this life at the Southgate Living Center on May 30, 2017.  She was 88 years old.Mary Frances graduated from Hayti High School in 1947.On February 21, 1947 she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Whitener.  He preceded her in death in 2011.Mary Frances had many hobbies.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and also served as a Brownie Scout Leader.  She and Robert were known for their gardening and then canning the things they gathered.  They loved going to their cabin and fishing.  She was known for her china painting and oil painting.  She played bridge with a local group for many years and then learned how to play bridge on line.  This opened up a whole new world for her.  Mary Frances loved playing golf.  She spent many hours playing golf not only with friends but more importantly with her husband and her children.  Her most important job in life was the devotion she showed to her husband, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren.She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.Survived by – 1 son – Glen Robert Whitener and his wife, Connie – Hayti, Missouri1 daughter – Cara Lee Whitener Petersen and her husband, Eric – Caruthersville, Missouri8 grandchildren – Allison Lee Whitener Schroeder and her husband, Justin – Dyersburg, TennesseeRobert Hayden Whitener and his wife, Abby – Blytheville, ArkansasHalley Lynn Whitener Gurley and her husband, Jared – Kennett, MissouriMary Catherine Faris – Memphis, TennesseeJennifer Lynn Thompson Reeves – Caruthersville, MissouriJohn Clyde Thompson, II and his wife, Joly – Caruthersville, MissouriMatthew Stuart Pierce and his wife, Mary Hannah – Caruthersville, MissouriErin Elizabeth Pierce – Memphis, Tennessee12 great grandchildren – Luke Clayton Schroeder, Sydney Glen Schroeder, Kate Hayden Schroeder, Mary Grace Reeves, Emily Warren Reeves, James Owens Reeves, John Clyde Thompson, III, Caitlin McKenzie Kerley, Lawson Michael Gurley, Graham Hayden Gurley, Blair Larkin Gurley, Hayden Houseworth WhitenerMany other relatives and many many friendsShe was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Flossie Martin, her husband, Glen Robert Whitener, a daughter, Mary Lynn Whitener Thompson and four brothers, Teddy, Richard, Robert and Glen Martin.Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. in H.S. Smith Chapel with Mr. Ed Reeves officiating.  Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Justin Schroeder, Luke Schroeder, Jared Gurley, John Thompson, Robert Whitener, Matthew PierceH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.​

Donald Ray Lindsey

Donald Ray Lindsey, Jr. was born September 22, 1968 in Hayti, Missouri.  He was the son of the late Donald Ray Lindsey, Sr. and Martha Louise Atkins Lindsey.He departed this life on May 20, 1017 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  He was 48 years old.Donald was a huge Dallas Cowboy football fan.  He also enjoyed NASCAR racing with Mark Martin being his favorite driver.  Donald’s biggest passion was people.  He was very generous and absolutely never met a stranger.  He loved his family and getting them together for b-b-q and swimming.He was a member of the Caruthersville Wesleyan Church.Survived by 2 sons – Donald Ray “Trey” Lindsey, III, and Cole Isaac Lindsey4 sisters – Pauline Starkey Vinson, Rebecca Rachel Hopper, Donna Faye Brodie, Rita Louise Prater.1 brother – Paul Allen StarkeyMany other relatives and many friends.Funeral services were held Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Caruthersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment was in Maple Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Trey Lindsey, Harold Stataler, Lee Hawks, Larry Smith, Johnny MarcrumH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services​

Arnita Ann Hopkins

​Arnita Anne Rodgers Hopkins, 54 years old, of Moore, Oklahoma, was called home to glory.  Arnita was the 5th child born to the union of Clifford Giles and Geneva Margaret Rodgers Portwood.  She was affectionately raised by her mother, Geneva Portwood.Her father, mother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, a sister-in-law, a granddaughter and a brother preceded her in death.Arnita was born January 28, 1963 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She departed this life on May 28, 2017 at her home in Caruthersville.Arnita graduated from Caruthersville High School and married Jesse Hopkins, III in 1981 while he was serving his country in the U.S. Navy.Arnita loved to cook, dance, spend time with her family, listening to music, and was a team mom for the little league football team.  She was passionate and loved being around children.  She also loved gardening, shopping and beautifying her home.  She was a licensed respite provider for the Department of Family Services.She confessed her hope in Christ at Paradise Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Roseborough.She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, friend, partner, and “love of her life” Jesse Hopkins, III; four sons, Jesse Hopkins II, Roderick Germaine (Rahmeka) Hopkins, Justin Kadeem Hopkins, and Sabastian Giles Hopkins, and a daughter, Devin Katherine (Zachary) Hariston, all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, three sisters, Shirley (Tommy) Cobb, Patty Isable, both of Caruthersville, Missouri; and Marilyn (Danny) Coleman of St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, Curtis (Shirley) Rodgers of Atlanta, Georgia; 30 grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  She was loved by so many people.Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. at the Pentecostal Power New Life Deliverance Church with Bishops Tommy Cobb and Danny Coleman officiating.  Interment in Morgan Ridge Cemetery.Active Pall bearers: Tommy Portwood, Kerry Cobb, Roderick Hopkins, Justin Hopkins, Sabastian Hopkins, De’nille Isable.Honorary Pall bearers: Tommy Cobb, Danny Coleman, Curtis Rodgers, Brodrick Kimble, Jesse HopkinsH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Minnie Biggs​

Minnie Mae Biggs was born July 26, 1940 in Selmer, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of J.D. Kiser and Bonnie Mae Sweat Kiser.She departed this life on May 19, 2017 in Hayti, Missouri.  She was 76 years old.Minnie was a lady with a very outgoing personality.  She never met a stranger and was never at a loss for words.  She loved being around people.  She also loved animals.  Her love of animals included a large collection of stuffed animals.She was a member of the Assembly of God church.Survived by – her son – James L. Elliott & his wife Mequeeta7 grandchildren – Tenika Ford and Scott, Nickie Luna and Ernesto, Adam Karidis and Sommer, Trisha Barnes and Scott, James H. Elliott and Beth, Krislyn Hollis, and Alisha Parsons, 15 Great Grandchildren, Mathew Riggs, Bryce Glisson, Ryan Guest, Colton Ford, Katylina Karidis, Victoria Karidis, Ashlynn Elliott, Audrey Elliott, Colton Barney, Kimberly Luna, Dominique Luna, Emily Luna, Jamison Elliott a Sister, Brother, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents – J.D and Bonnie Mae Kiser, her husband – Tommy Joe Biggs, 2 daughters – Vickie Lynn Hollis and Patricia Kay Kiser, a son – Clyde Parsons, and a great grandchild, Jaylyn ElliottFuneral services were held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating in the H.S. Smith Chapel.  Interment in Little Prairie Cemetery.Pall bearers;  Scott Barnes, Matt Riggs, Scott Ford, Dominique Luna, Ernesto Luna, Josh Riggs, Ryan Guest, Bryce Glisson.H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Wenzola Mcternan

IONA WENZOLA NADINE McTERNAN Was born in Canalou, Missouri on May 7, 1932.Departed this life at the Southgate Living Center in Caruthersville, Missouri on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at the age of 84.She was the daughter of the late Zelmer Clarence Butler & Callie Williams Butler.Attended schools in Moorehouse, Missouri and was a member of the 1949 High School Graduating Class.On December 30, 1956 in Sikeston, Missouri she was united in marriage to Mr. Garlan McTernan.Prior to her retirement she was employed as a Secretary with the Tipton Box Company and Earl Bullington Farm Services.She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in the Women’s Missionary Union, Business and Professional Women (B & PW) , Relay for Life and Girl Scouts of America.SURVIVED BY –Her Husband of over 60 years, Garlan McTernan  -  Caruthersville, MO3 Daughters     -     Wenlan (William) Reno               -  “                             “                                  Roblyn (Jeffrey) Melton              - Farmington, Missouri                                  Terri Ann (Denny) Callen             - Caruthersville, MO8 Grandchildren  -  Erica Prater, Lara Knowlan, Chris Callen, Drayton Callen, Dexter Callen, Todd Hatch, Tiffany Drumright and Allison Hatch.12 Great Grandchildren  -  Brayden Prater, Chase Knowlan, Will Garrett Knowlan, Addalyn Drumright, Logan Fisher, Olivia Drumright, Braxton Hatch, Michaela Saxbury, MaKenna Callen, Paisley Callen, Bentley Callen & Ainsley Callen.1 Sister  -  Betty Annabelle Ditto  - Silvis, Illinois1 Brother  Gaylon Butler                - Sikeston, Missouri& a number of other relatives and many, many friends.She was also preceded in death by 2 Sisters, Margaret Earnestine Marion & Naomi Vaughn along with 3 Brothers, Billy Butler, Leonard Butler and Rayburn Butler.Funeral services were held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Missouri with Pastor Jimmy Lemonds officiating. The interment was in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville. Pall-Bearers were: Denny Callen, William Reno, Jeffrey Melton, Chris Callen, Scott Foster and Todd Hatch. Mr. Earl Bullington served as an Honorary Pall-Bearer. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Joyce Ann Short

Joyce Ann Short was born May 10, 1944 in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Robert Moody Wright and Gladys Adaline Johnson Wright.  Her step mother, Nora Virginia Meachum Wright, helped raise her.She departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on May 7, 2017.  She was 72 years old.On May 13, 1961 in Newbern, Tennessee, she was united in marriage to Clyde Short.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2016.Joyce had many hobbies.  She loved to play the game of Yahtzee and other card games..  She was a faithful watcher of The Young and the Restless for many, many years.  She enjoyed listening to country music.  The most important things in her life revolved around her family and her dog, Snuggles.  She and Clyde hosted many family gatherings that included her kids, her grandkids, great grandkids, and her extended family.Survived by – 1 son – Dennis Short and his wife, Dewona – Caruthersville, Missouri2 daughters – Penny Cook – Hayti, Missouri and Linda Miller – Southaven, Mississippi1 brother – Larry Wright4 sisters – Sharon Hamil and her husband, Ray, Shirley Burr, Melinda Proctor, and Janet HuntGrandchildren – Chris and Stefani Short, Kristi Altice, Whitney Duffy, Brandy Thomas, Jacob Myers, Stephen Cunningham, Joy Short, Charlie and Gabrielle Cook, Amber Short, Cameron ShortGreat grandchildren- Brooke, Evan, Chloe, Caden, Rylan, Slayde, Ariyell, Shaun, Preston, and JaystonShe was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers- Robert Wright, Jerry Burr and  Moody Keith Wright, 2 sisters – Barbara Rushing, and Debbie Wright, and a great granddaughter-Abbigayle Hall.Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Missouri with Pastor Danny Neal officiating. The interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, Missouri. Pall-Bearers were Christopher Short, Jake Myers, Stephen Cunningham, Charley Cook, Cody Dudley and Ricky Burr. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of the services. ​

Helen Wimberley

 Helen Louise Wimberley was born November 8. 1948 in Savannah, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Belon Creekmore and Velma Louise Burks Creekmore.She departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on April 29. 2017.  She was 68 years old.In 1976 in Greenville, South Carolina she was united in marriage to Ronnie Wayne Wimberley.Helen had many hobbies which included shopping, watching old movies, and fishing.  She also loved animals.She worked at several different places – Brown Shoe, Colson, Loxscreen and Lady Luck Casino.She attended the Kinsfolks Ridge Baptist Church.Survived by – her husband – Ronnie W. Wimberley – Caruthersville, Missouri3 brothers – in – laws – Larry Wimberley and his wife, Denise – San Antonio, Texas Donald Wimberley – Cape Girardeau, MissouriBob Smith -1 sister – in – law – Beverly Cunningham and her husband, John – Hendersonville, North Carolina1 sister – Joyce Mills and her husband, Phillip – Caruthersville, MissouriHer uncle – David Burks – Kennett, MissouriMany nephews, nieces and friendsShe was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Smith, and a brother – in – law – Kenny WimberleyGraveside services were held Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Little Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

Helen Pauline Woods

 HELEN PAULINE WOODS  Was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on July 6, 1938.Departed this life on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Caruthersville, Missouri at the age of 78.She was the daughter of the late Ira Frederick Storer & Ahlola Alice Crail Storer.Attended schools in McCarty & R-3.On November 16, 1959 in Kennett, Missouri she was united in marriage to Elmer Lee Woods, Jr.Helen enjoyed reading, crocheting, hunting and cooking along with entertaining her family.She was of the Baptist faith.SURVIVED BY –Her Husband  -  Elmer Lee Woods, Jr.          -  Ridgely, Tennessee2 Daughters    -  Carol Daniel & her husband, Shad, of Caruthersville, Missouri                             Karen Tyson     -  Barnhart, Missouri3 Grandchildren             Robert “Bobby” Hoke & his wife, Christyn                                          Barbara Hygail & her husband, John                                          Justin Tyson & his wife, Kimmie5 Great Grandchildren- Haylee, Tyler, Melody, Ariel & Brock1 Brother                         Wayne Storer& a number of other relatives and many friends.Helen was also preceded in death by 1 Great Grandchild Robert Hoke, III,  along with 4 Brothers; Don Engle, Robert Engle, Larry Storer and Marvin StorerFuneral services were held Friday, April 28 in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. Interment followed in Maple Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Robert Hoke, Clarence Woods, Jr, Shad Daniels, Leon Woods, Justin Tyson, Donny Holt, IIIH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Bonnie B. Blagburn

 BONNIE B. BLAGBURN Was born at Cottonwood Point, Missouri on November 10, 1919.Departed this life at the Portageville Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 97.He was the son of the late Homer Blagburn & Dora Howard Blagburn.Attended schools at Cottonwood Point.On November 10, 1941 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri he was inducted into the United States Army. He served as a Combat Infantryman in Papuan, New Guinea and the Phillippines during World War II where he was awarded 3 Bronze Stars. Mr. Blagburn received his Honorable Discharge at Jefferson Barracks on July 27, 1945.He retired from Michigan Fruit Canners in Benton Harbor following many years of service.Bonnie was well liked by everyone he met and knew. He had a wonderful, outgoing personality.He enjoyed gardening and sitting down by the Mississippi River watching it roll along.Bonnie was survived by a number of nephews, nieces and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Dalton & Robert Blagburn and 2 Sisters, Ada Lard and Marie McCaslin.Funeral services were held on Saturday. April 29 at 12:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment, with full military honors, followed in Maple Cemetery.Pall bearers:  Douglas Blurton, Jimmy Graham, Floyd Pendergrass, Steven Blagburn, Byron BlagburnH.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Mary Collins

 Mary Kay Collins was born February 5, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was the daughter of the late John D. Crocker and the late Velma Sue Myers CrockerShe departed this life in Dublin, Georgia on March 27, 2017.  She was 52 years old.Mary Kay enjoyed spending time with her family, laughing and just hanging out.  She was a very loving person.  Mary Kay loved the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.  She loved a good time and was always up for anything. Survived by – 1 son – Jerry Lyn Crocker4 brothers – Joe Lesieur, Lewis “Cool Breeze” Crocker, Lee Mooney, Albert MooneyShe loved her nieces and nephews – Joe Lesieur, Jr, “J.J.”, Hannah Lesieur, Scharlotta Dowler, Deloris Adams, Gwyndolyn Bookout, Anna Crocker, Micheal McNeesAnd many other relatives including aunts, uncles, and cousins.In addition to her parents preceding her in death, she was also preceded by a brother, Eugene Crocker.H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

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