Area Obituaries

Matthew Alexander Griffith

Matthew Alexander Griffith, born July 24, 2018 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Shane and Emma (Townsend) Griffith. He departed this life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Ellington, Missouri at just three months old. Matthew was a happy baby full of smiles, he enjoyed dancing around the house with his daddy and snuggles with mommy.…

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Curtis Ray Kaempfe

Curtis Ray Kaempfe, age 67, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born March 29, 1951, in Perryville, Mo., the son of Leonard and Betty Jean (Mecker) Kaempfe. Curtis was married to Sue Goodson Nov. 26, 1982, at St. Louis and had lived near Des Arc…

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Louis W. Hempen

  Louis W. Hempen, age 81, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home near Des Arc. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Beulah Church Cemetery with Rev. Don Pennington officiating. Interment will follow the service. Memorials have been suggested to the Childhood Autism Foundation, and may be sent…

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Diane Lane

Carolyn “Diane” Lane, 62, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1955 in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Leonard and Jerry (Yount) Thomason.  Diane enjoyed being around her friends Toni, Nancy, Sue and Ellen and she loved her dogs Missy and Peachy. Diane became sick around…

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Wayne Hults

Wayne Hults, 82, a longtime resident of rural Annapolis, Mo., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born December 11, 1935, at St. Louis, Mo., to parents Charles F. and Georgia (Seals) Hults. On April 23, 1966, he married Wanda Pritchitt. Wayne was a loving husband, father,…

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Christopher L. Gallamore

Christopher L. Gallamore, age 49 of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, in Wayne County. He was born March 31, 1969 in Advance, Mo., the son of Charles R. Gallamore and Patricia Ann Birmingham. Chris was an auto mechanic for Birmingham Auto Sales and had lived in Greenville for many years. Preceding him in…

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James E. Bowles

James E. Bowles, age 74, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at his home near Mill Spring, Mo. He was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Poplar Bluff, MO, the son of Marvin and Marjorie (Blackwell) Bowles. James was a graduate of the University of Missouri Law School. He was the editor in chief of the Law…

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Melvin D. Barks

Melvin D. Barks, 80, of Shook, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Missouri State Veterans Home, Cape Girardeau, Mo.  Melvin was born Nov. 13, 1937, at Burbank, MO, son of Elmer and Myrtle (Underwood) Barks.  He proudly served in the United States Third Army, A Battery, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 11th Artillery from 1961…

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Wilburn E. Wallace

Wilburn E. Wallace, 84, of FredericktowWilburn E. Wallace, 84, of Fredericktown, Mo., formerly of Wayne County, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1934 in Mill Spring, Mo., son of Hollis “Jake” and Carrie (Smith) Wallace. Wilburn married Eleanor “Dood” Goad, June 26, 1953 in St. Louis,…

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Edith Audrey (Barber) Spain Edith Audrey (Barber) Spain of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on April 27, 2018. She was born March 25, 1926 in Coldwater, Mo., to Samuel and Rosa Lee (Willmore) Barber. She married Earl Edward Spain on January 18, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a dedicated member…

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