Archive for December 2010

Warner Sam White

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Warner Sam White, 86 of poplar Bluff, departed this life December 27, 2010 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will begin at 12:30PM Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at Green Forest Church of Christ 2535 Township Line Road, Poplar Bluff, MO. Funeral service will begin at 2pm  with Rodger Weems and Greg Carman officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with full military honors at 10AM Monday, January 3, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial be made to:Bootheel Youth Camp c/o Laura Tessens  711 One Mile Road Apt. 4   Dexter, MO  63841

Mr. White was born August 27, 1924 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late David Hester White and Stella Martin.  He was a member of Green Forest Church of Christ and was a previous elder, deacon and minister in other Church of Christs’. He had served in the Army from 1943-1946.  During that time was awarded two bronze stars and a good conduct medal.  He was a minister, social worker, and school teacher, as well as many other professions during his lifetime. 

He was currently married to Valla Jo Stevenson and she survives.  His first wife; Julia Mae White preceded him in death. 

He is survived by three daughters:  Shirley Tessens and husband Gerard; Jeanette Weems and husband Rodger; Lisa Collins and husband Kenny.  Three step-children; Gwen Shanks, Greg Carman, and Brad Carman; a foster son, Guy A. Cox and five grandchildren:  Cynthia Bell, Laura Tessens, Dana Tessens, Kenny Collins Jr. and Trevor Collins. Three brothers, Herman White, Roy White, and Henry White.  Two sisters, Ethel Black  and Snow Griggs.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son  John S. White, two sisters, Esther White and Mildred Devers and two brothers; Herbert White and David H. White

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Debbie Diane Wessells Muller

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Debbie Diane Wessells Muller passed away December 22, 2010 at the age of 36.  She was born January 26, 1974 in Davenport, Iowa.  She was employed as a nurse at Westwood Hills Healthcare and enjoyed fishing, socializing, traveling, cooking, playing dress up with the kids and swimming.

On January 30, 2002 she married Ishmall Muller in Butler County.  He survives.  Also surviving are children Amber Strempke, Nathan Sisco, Blaze Schoultz, Sheyenne Wessels, and Abigal Meritt.  Her parents Vicky Sisco and Bob York, and grandparents Mary and Russell Sours. One sister Fallon Sisco and two brothers; grandchildren Kadin Willard and Hayden Sisco.

No funeral services are planned at this time.  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, December 27th, 2010

Mary Elston, 80, of Bryant Arkansas passed away December 23, 2010 at her daughter’s residence in Bryant, Arkansas.  Visitation will begin at 1PM Tuesday December 28, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, MO  followed by funeral service at 2:30 PM with Rev. John Harwell officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

Mary was born Feb. 13, 1930 in Piggott, Arkansas.  She was a charter member of the New Life Christian Church United in Poplar Bluff.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star.  She had worked at Snider IGA for over 30 years.  She enjoyed knitting, walking and loved working. 

Feb. 10, 1950 she was married to Keith Elston in Yuma Arizona and he preceded her in death in 1993. 

She is survived by one daughter; Charlette Woods of Bryant Arkansas and one son; James K. Elston of Poplar Bluff.  Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Lillie Agnes Driskell

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Visitation will be Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11 a.m., followed by funeral services at noon at  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Burial in the Bell City Cemetery, Bell City, Missouri.

Lillie Agnes Driskell passed away December 20, 2010 at her home at the age of 83.  Mrs. Driskell was born October 10 1927  in Bernie, Mo.  She was a resident of Butler County for the last 6 years, but formerly of Marble Hill, Mo.  She was of the General Baptist faith and a homemaker.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, embroidery and loved her grandbabies.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Driskell.

Mrs. Driskell is survived by her children, Sandra Treece of Poplar Bluff, Brenda Lerue of Poplar Bluff, Paul Treece of Sequine, Tx., Marsha Jones, Bloomfield, Mo., Beverly Ridenour of Puxico, Mo., Rhonda Holt, Duck Creek, Mo., and Bonnie Green of Marble Hill, Mo. ; twenty-three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  Two sisters also survive Shirley Arnold and Pricilla              . 

Also preceding her in death are two brothers Harold Spencer and Cecil Spencer.

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David Brooks

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Visitation for Mr. Brooks will be after 6 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2010. Funeral service  held at 1 p.m. Tues. December 21, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff.  Rev. Keith Luke will officiate, Burial at Brown Chapel Cemetery at Broseley.

David  Brooks, 48, of Poplar Bluff, passed away December 18, 2010 at his residence.  He was born April 11, 1962.  He formerly lived in Ripley County and was employed by the Butler Co. Highway Department.  He loved old cars, hunting and motorcycles. 

On September 15, 1978  he married Dee “Bishop” Brooks in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

Mr. Brooks is survived by a daughter Shanna Denise Luke and husband Gary of Poplar Bluff, his father Sony Baccus and step-mother Barbara Baccus of Fairdealing; step-father Doyle Switzer of Poplar Bluff; his mother-in-law Patsy Cole  and father-in-law Jimmie Bishop;  Sisters Rhonda Dye and her husband , Wayne of Naylor and Stephanie Hogan of Naylor;  one brother Allen Baccus and wife , Gena of Neelyville; three sister-in-laws Dawn Bishop and Debbie Hammer of  Poplar Bluff,  and Diane Kefier, Williamsville.  Also surviving brother-in-law Michael Bishop of Eminence, Mo., one grandchild  Mercedys Waite; and several  nieces and nephews survive. 

Preceding him in death are his mother Veda Hesselrode, brothers Dewayne Brooks and Lyle Baccus.

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Robert C. Keck

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Visitation for Mr. Keck will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff.  Graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Bethany Cemetery near Doniphan, Mo. with Larry Leezer officiating.

Robert C. Keck of Poplar Bluff passed away December 15, 2010 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He was 92.

Mr. Keck was born April 12, 1918 in Kokomo, Indiana to parents Bud Christian Keck and Mary Pearl Sheeley Keck, both preceded him in death.

He lived the last 40 years in Butler County, but had previously lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved playing cards, fishing, traveling and camping.

On November 27, 1946 he married Beverly Ann Emmons in Prova, Utah.  She preceded him in death on June 5, 2006.   

Surviving are his children Jerry Keck of Indiana, LuDean Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada and one Daugher-in-Law Darlene Keck of New York. Grandchildren Cathy Newson, Jerry Keck, Jennifer Diehl, Robert Keck and Lynnette Borland.

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Chester Peters

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Chester Peters, 85, of Oxly, Mo. passed away at his home Tuesday, December 14, 2010.  No services planned at this time.

He was born  April 1, 1925  in Chicago, Ill.  He was a resident of Ripley County for the past 15 years and previously lived  in Arlington Heights, Ill. 

On June 27, 1995 he married Rosebud” Kayes” Uher in Doniphan, Mo.   He was a member of the American Legion and was of the Methodist faith.  Chester served in the Army during WW II.

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Steven Wayne Murphy

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Visitation  after 6 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, (9th & Cedar Streets), Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be held in the chapel,  at 12 p.m. (noon) Friday, December 17, 2010.  Rev. Calvin Buhler will  officiate.  Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.

Steven Wayne Murphy passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at his home in Mayfield, Ky. at the age of 43. 

Mr. Murphy was born Feb. 21, 1967  at Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He attended Pottsville Church of Christ in Pottsville, Ky. and was a Procurement Buyer Clerk for Pilgrims Pride Chicken processing plant.  He enjoyed reading, photography, spending time with family  and watching his nephews play sports.

He is survived by his father, Gerald Murphy of Mayfield Ky., and  mother, Norma Reed, Poplar Bluff.  Also surviving, his twin sister, Deborah Russom and her fiance’, Doug Endsley of St. Peters, Mo.,and sister Michelle Chapman; brothers Gene Russom and wife Gina, Poplar Bluff, Devin Russom and wife Rhonda, Poplar Bluff, Bud Murphy and wife Kimberlee, Mayfield, Ky., and James Colter; two nieces and 12 nephews, whom he loved very much, Travis Russom, Austin, Dustin, Christina, Wyatt, Cody, Tyler, Dalton, and Hunter Russom, Keanu, Keelan and Korbin, Britni and Trendle Murphy. He is alson survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010

Ruby Jean Henson, 75, of Poplar Bluff went to her Heavenly Home Sunday Dec. 5, 2010 at her residence.  Visitation will be from 6-9 PM  Wed. Dec. 8, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff-844 Cedar Street.  Funeral services will be at 10AM Thurs Dec. 9, 2010 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenny Durham officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

Mrs. Henson was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Hendrickson, MO , to the late Odie Lee Wheeling and Marie Wheeling.  On Aug. 7, 1954 she married Wayne Henson, in Poplar Bluff and he preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2007

She had worked many years for the Florsheim Shoe Company.  She also worked as a cook for the Poplar Bluff Schools and had worked in the cafeteria of Lucy Lee Hospital.  She loved the outdoors, observing wildlife, camping, traveling and being with her family.  She attended Little Brown General Baptist Church. 

Ruby is survived by a daughter; Janice West (Jim) of Poplar Bluff; two sons; Ron Henson (Amy) of Poplar Bluff; and Dewayne Henson of Poplar Bluff.  Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and five sisters; Glenda Jackson, Doris Roach, Marge McDaniel, Cindy Cray and Debbie Settlemiere; four brothers; Ted Wheeling, Bob Wheeling, Lee Wheeling, and Bill Wheeling. 

Ruby was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Arrington and a sister in infantcy.

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Gordie Lois White

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Gordie Lois White, 98, passed away, Dec. 3, 2010 in Peyton, Colorado.  Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 10, 2010 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff-844 Cedar St.  Funeral services will be Sat. Dec. 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Featherston officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. White was born April 15, 1912 in Lodi, MO  He was retired from Florsheim Shoe Company, in Poplar Blff.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a member of Westside Church of God, Poplar Bluff. 

On March 1, 1935  he married Ruby M. Robinson White in Craighead County Arkansas.  She preceded him in death on March 23, 1986.

Mr. White is survived by two children, Judy Phillips and husband, Rich, of Peyton, Co. and Robert White and wife Judy, of St. Louis; one brother, Curtis “Mike” White of Linn Creek, Mo.; three grandchildren, Debbie Johnson, Kimberly Hartman and Kevin Vinson; four great-grandchildren Ashley and Myranda Johnson; Ruby and Evan Hartman.

Mr. White was preceded in death byhis parents Lebious Wesley White and Virgie Susan “Susie” Harris; and  two sisters; Rachel Cross and Gladys Roy

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