Obituary for Loye H. Bohannon

Originally published in the Harrison Daily Times in 1973. Loye H. Bohannon, Aged 73, of Leslie Loye H. Bohannon[1], aged 73, of Leslie, died at the Craig Nursing Home in Marshall Monday, June 11. He was born April 6, 1900[2] at Bear Creek in Searcy County. Survivors[3] include two brothers, Chester of Marshall and Neal…

Obituary for William M. Watts

The following obituary was published in the Marshall Mountain Wave in 1988. William Watts William M. Watts[1] of Sutter died December 9, 1988 in Rideout Hospital. He was 72. An Arkansas native, he lived in Sutter for 35 years[2] and was a retired employee of the State Department of Water Resources. He was a member…

Obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon

This obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon was published in the Marshall Mountain Wave on 13 October 1977. Neal Bohannon Died October 6 Virgil Cornelius (Neal) Bohannon, age 66, died at his home on October 6. He was born in Searcy County February 5, 1911, a son of the late Patrick and Mollie Bohannon[1]. He was…

Obituary: Dempsey R. Graham

Originally published at the web site for the Southeast Missourian. Thank you to Pat Graham for alerting me to Dempsey’s passing. Dempsey Graham MORLEY, Mo. -- Dempsey R. Graham[1], 93, of Morley passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Watts, Ark., to…

Obituary: Berlene Graham

Berlene Graham Cody, a daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland, passed away yesterday. Last December, I published a short biography of her that was taken from an advertisement for Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she was residing. Rest in peace, Berlene. Berlene Graham Cody Berlene Graham Cody, age 88, of Perry,…

Obituary: Freda Scott

While researching the Scott family for yesterday’s article, I came across this obituary for their eldest daughter, Freda, who died one year ago. The obituary was published in the Appeal Democrat on 18 February 2012. Freda Kelley 6-29-23 to 2-13-12 88 years old. A long time resident of Sutter. She worked at Del Monte and…

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 Dale Graham Age 71 years, eight months and seven days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away Tuesday January 15, 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…

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…

Obituary: Birley Bohannon

My previous post mentioned Lawson Scott and Birley Bohannon, so now is a good time to post Birley’s obituary, which I’ve had in my collection for a while. This appeared in the Sikeston Standard-Democrat on Friday, 13 February 2004: Birley Scott MATTHEWS – Birley Evelyn Scott, 97, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at…