Monthly Archives: January 2013

Obituary: Jimmie Graham

My uncle Jimmie Graham passed away on Tuesday. Here is his obituary, which was published on the web site of Shelby Funeral Home:

Jimmie D. Graham

(May 8, 1941 – January 15, 2013)

Jimmie GrahamJimmie Dale Graham

Age 71 years, eight months and seven days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:37 p.m. in the Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born May 8, 1941 in Marshall, Searcy County, Arkansas to the late Daniel Page & Blanche Bami Watts Graham, Jimmie lived in East Prairie most of his life where he was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jimmie DeWayne Graham of East Prairie, Dean & Jayna Graham and Dennis & Jackie Graham of Portageville and Darren O’Neal Graham of Knightstown, Indiana; one brother William Graham of Alabama; one sister, Janis Booker of Halls, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and a host of relatives and many friends.

Besides his parents one brother Leroy Graham preceded Jimmie in death.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Bob Kesphler officiating. Full Military rites will be conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors Program.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Graham, Michael Graham, Dennis Graham, Joey Graham, Kelton Graham, Jerry Alexander, Larry Bailey and Anthony Carden.


Shelby Funeral Home, “Jimmie Graham.” Retrieved 17 January 2013.

Obituary: James Lathum

Published today in the Sikeston Standard-Democrat:

James Lathum

MATTHEWS — James Franklin Lathum, 55, died Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born July 17, 1957, in Sikeston to the late Eber and Freeda King Lathum, he was a self-employed farmer and well driller. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and lifetime charter member of Big Prairie Jaycees.

Survivors include: his wife, Lisa Lathum of the home; one daughter, Jenny Lathum of Cape Girardeau; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Cheryl Lathum of Sikeston, Tommy and Daphne Lathum of Bradenton, Fla., Teddy and Debbie Lathum of Doniphan, and Herbert Dale and Renee of Matthews; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Melvin Seiler of Benton, Ky., and Deanna and Mike Fansler of Sikeston; and several nieces and nephews

One sister, Maggie Erwin, preceded in death.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Friday at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Jason Redden, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church, will officiate. Masonic rites are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at

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James was the grandson of Frank Lathum and America Ann Watts.


Sikeston Standard-Democrat, “James Lathum,” published Wednesday, 16 January 2013. Retrieved on 16 January 2013.

Obituary: Myrle Cohey

I found this obituary at Find A Grave. I’m not certain where it was originally published. A slightly different version of it can also be found on the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home web site.

Myrle M. Bohannon

April 4, 1914 – February 23, 2005

Myrle Bohannon, 90, of Marshall died Wednesday. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harriet Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester[1]; parents, J. C. and Onia Bailey Cohey; brothers, Carl, Richard and Paul Cohey; sisters, Ray Renfroe, Mildred Harris and Willodean Lewis.

Myrle is survived by daughters Carolyn Sue and husband Ruby Horn of Marshall and Nelda and husband Dallas Weiher of Marysville, California. Also she had three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 26, 2005 under the direction of Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Marshall, AR.


[1] Chester Alvin Bohannon was the son of Patrick Bohannon and his third wife Mollie Graham. Chester and Myrle were married in Searcy County, Arkansas on 21 August 1937. Chester died on 13 June 1997.


Find A Grave. “Myrle Cohey Bohannon,” created by OkieBran. Retrieved on 7 January 2013.

Roller-Coffman Funeral Home. “Myrle M. Bohannon.” Retrieved on 7 January 2013.

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