Archive for February 2011

Margaret Marie Wallace

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Margaret Marie Wallace, 55, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wed. at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church of God followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Bishop Ron Webb officiating.  Burial in the City Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace was born on August 7, 1955, in Poplar Bluff.  She was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  She attended Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church of God.  She had worked at factories in Poplar Bluff and as a nurse.  She enjoyed singing in church and doing church work.

On November 7, 1983, she married James Henry Wallace at Poplar Bluff.  He preceded her in death June 10, 2008.

Survivors include fourchildren, Jerome Webb, Sheila Wallace and Carlos Wallace, all of Poplar Bluff, and James Earl of St. Louis; four sisters, Mae Valley of St. Louis and Jewell Jones, JoaAnn Webb and Mary Ann Peters, all of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Wardell Webb Jr. of Poplar BLuff and five grandchildren, Jalacia Mallett, Cara Dartello, Jerome Webb Jr., Detrayuous Wallace Jones and Diamound Weaver.

She was preceded in death  by one daughter, Sonya Webb, and her parents, Wardell Webb Sr. and Lilly B. Webb.

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Nancy Carolyn Taylor

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Nancy Carolyn Taylor, 66 of Poplar Bluff passed away February 24, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will begin at 6PM Sunday February 27, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be at 10AM Monday at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will be at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

Nancy was born December 20, 1944 in Hattiesville, Arkansas to the late Mitchel Mooney and Edna Patterson Shook.  She was of the Assembly of God belief.  She was a homemaker and loved watching cooking programs and being with her children and grandchildren.  She is married to Raymond Taylor of Poplar Bluff and he survives.  Also surviving are four sons; George Morley of Poplar Bluff, Chris Morley of Poplar Bluff, Raymond Simmons and wife Kim of Poplar Bluff and Mark Simmons and wife Jennifer of Poplar Bluff.  One sister; Brenda Hart of Poplar Bluff and three grandchildren; Amber Simmons, Jacob and Joshua Simmons.

She was preceded in death by a son; John Morley and a sister Joyce Durivag.

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Diane Marie Tomsic

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Diane Marie Tomsic, daughter of George Dixon and Rose Pochyla Dixon passed away  February 19,2011 in the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital at Hayti, Missouri. She was born May 6, 1942 at Muskegon, Michigan. On May 8, 1970 at Elmshurst, Illinois she was married to George Tomsic. He survives. Also surviving are; four children, Robert, Caryn, Rhonda, and Frank. Grandchildren; Jonathan, Daniel, Celia, Conner and Evan. Diane is preceded in death by her parents as well as one daughter, Carlene. She was a resident of Harviell and had been a telephone operator. Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Lela Bruce

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Lela Bruce of Naylor, Missouri Passed away February 18, 2011 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Visitation will be held February 28, 2011  at 6:00 p.m,in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel at Neelyville, Missouri. The Funeral will be 11:00 p.m.Tuesday March 1 In the Fowler-Sullivan Chapel. burial will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery at Naylor, Missouri. Donnie Fowler Officiating.

Mrs Bruce was born July 23, 1914 at Milnot, North Dakota, to J.B. Moore and Iva Carr Moore. She was a member of the Naylor First Church of God. On March 2, 1937 at Naylor ,Missouri she was married to Robert L. Bruce. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2003. She is survived by one son,Kenneth Bruce of Oxly, Missouri and one daughter, Bonnie Barker of Naylor, Missouri.  Grandchildren, Bruce Barker, Ronnie Barker, Shelley Bruce, Lisa Bruce great Grandchildren, Casey Mickelson, Amanda Barker, Hannah, Emily, Caleb, and Zachary Barker great great grandchildren, Emma and Ethan Michelson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 3 sisters, Velma Walker, Vella Bennett, and Gladys Rinnert as well as 4 brothers, W.C. Moore, Orville Moore, Ralph Moore, and J.B. Moore.

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Robert Glenn Cosby

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Robert Glenn Cosby, 78 of Poplar Bluff  passed away February 20, 2011 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical center at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. His visitation will be Wednesday February 23, 2011 starting at 6:00 P.M.  at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Missouri. Funeral will be Thursday morning February 24, 2011 starting at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel. burial will be in the Hvam Cemetery. Rev Keith Luke Officiating.

On September 23, 1950 at Piggott,  Arkansas he was married to Iva “Jean” Dollins. She survives. also surviving, One son, Steven Cosby of Poplar Bluff, Missouri one Daughter Glenna Ezell and husband Doug of Springfield, Missouri.  Two sisters, Wilma Payne of Poplar Bluff, Ruth Ann Snider of Poplar Bluff. He was born April 6, 1932 at Neelylville, Missouri to Cecil Cosby and Ella Mae Stanley Cosby. He enjoyed hunting fishing and his Grandchildren. He was a member of the South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church and had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. he was preceded in death by his parents as well as one sister Mary Nell and one brother, Carl Edward Cosby.

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Zoey Slagle

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Zoey Slagle, 4, of Poplar Bluff, went to live with Jesus Friday, February 18, 2011.  She is now cradled in the arms of Jesus.

Zoey was born January 16, 2007 in Poplar Bluff.  She is survived by her parents; Adam and Jennifer Thrower; her grandparents; Gary and Melinda Slagle, Debie Thrower and Larry Moore; great granparents Betty Slagle and Cahrlie Kiersch, Arthur Brown, Al and Mary Kearby, William and Doris Smith.  Aunts and Uncles; Jerry and Heather Slagle, Michael Thrower, Scott and Krista Russell.  Cousins Aden, Jerry Jr and Amanda Slagle, D.J. Scakacsi and Marissa Russell.  Great aunts and uncles:  Brad Slagle, Patty and Dennis Scakacsi, Denny and Brenda Long.

Family requests to contact them for funeral arrangements. Funeral will be at 11AM Wednesday the 23rd at Fowler-Sullivan in Poplar Bluff.  Burial will be in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.  Rev. Jerry Moore will officiate.

Donations can be made First Midwest Bank beginning Tuesday Feb. 22

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Lonnie Earl Pierce

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Lonnie Earl Pierce, 67 of Neelyville, Missouri passed away at his residence February 17, 2011. He was born April 24, 1943 in Neelyville, Missouri to Boyd Pierce and Ora Sparpe Pierce.  He was a life long resident of Butler County.

Earl was a member of the Naylor first Church of God  and had served on the church board. He also served on  the Neelyville school board and also served in the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to church.  Earl worked for the Butler County Highway Dept. as a backhoe operator for 37 years.

On February 28, 1969 he was married to Brenda Armor in Broseley. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Leahan Sollis and husband, Alan, of Corning Ark. his Beloved Grandchildren, Zachary and Allison; two sisters, Ada Belle Dunlap of Harviell and Erma Jane Hanner of Searcy, Ark.; two brothers Franklin Pierce of Pleasant Hill, California and the Rev. Curtis Pierce of Elgin, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Della Griffin and two brothers, Autin and Elvin Pierce.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday a at Fowler-Sullivan memorial Chapel in Neelyville, . The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev Bob Featheston Officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. Memorial should be made to UCAN in Poplar Bluff, Hope Lodge in St. Louis or the American Cancer society.

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Mamie Irene Shepherd

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Mamie Irene Shepherd, daughter of William Henry Somers and Lillian May Weaver  Somers was born October 30, 1921 in Thruman, Ark. She departed this life on February 14, 2011 at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She enjoyed Cooking, Gardening and sewing, and her church work. On November 20, 1936 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri she was married to Rev. John B. Shepherd.  He preceded her in death on May 5, 1996.She is survived by eight children, Luther E. Shepherd Of  Naylor, Missouri, John E. Shepherd,  Neelyville, Missouri Phillip Shepherd, of Doniphan, Missouri. Daughters, Lou Lundry, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Janet Shepherd Graham of Poplar Bluff, Missouri,  Thelma Eldridge of Pollard , Arkansas, Laveda Ellis of  San Jose, California and Martha Shipman of Fairdealing, Missouri. Brother Jesse C. Somers of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Mrs Shepherd was preceded in death by her parents as well as 2 sisters, Lorene Pickard and Daisey Mae Buhler and 6 brothers, William H. Somers, Daniel, Clyde F., David A., Harvey I., and Willis F. Somers. she was a member of the County Line Pentecostal Church. Her visitation will be held February 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Missouri.  Her funeral will be February 18,, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in  Neelyville with the burial in the Kinsey Cemetery.   Donnie Fowler officiating.

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Rodger E. Lewis

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Rodger Elliott Lewis 57, of Neelyville passed away February 8, 2011 at his residence. Rodger was born June 28, 2011 at Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Mr. Lewis had worked in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the car Manufacture. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors and being with friends as well as barbecuing.  Rodger is survived by his mother Bessie Jackson Perkins of Poplar Bluff, Missouri as well as six sisters, Glenda Young of Detroit, Mich., Judy Gabriel of North Carolina, Debra Hardy of Houston, Texas Fern Glover of Ypsilanti, Mich.Faye Lewis of Ypsilanti, Mich, Ola Johnson of Neelville, Mo.  four brothers, Ronald Lewis of Detroit, Mich. Harlie Lewis of Belleville, Mo. Duwayne Perkins of Neelyville, Mo. and Louis Perkins of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Rodger was preceded in death by his father Jacob Perkins in 1983. He will be greatly missed by his family as well as a host of friends.

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Nancie Lee Manes

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Nancie Lee Manes, 66, of Bernie, Mo. passed away Saturday February 12,2011.  Memorial services will be held Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Independence Missionary Baptist Church, CR 272, Neelyville, Mo. 

Mrs. Manes was born September 23. 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.  She was a former resident of Oregan and of the Catholic faith.  She retired as a cook from General  Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.  She loved working in her yard, playing bingo, crossword puzzles, being with her children and grand children. 

On December 29, 1986 she married Herbert Manes in Bernie, Mo. He survives. 

Also surviving are children, Kelly St. Lawrence and husband Dan, Poplar Bluff, Phillip Foster Jr. and wife Debbie of Kentucky, Charles Foster and wife Lorraine, Seattle, Washington, Cathy Leininger and husband Jean, of Eager, Arizona, Jack Manes and wife Nora of Malden, and Kevin Manes of Malden, Mo.; grandchildren Joshua Foster, Tracy Manes, Roman Foster, Jessica Foster, Jamie Foster, Elizabeth Leininger, Christina Booth, Jason Leininger and numberous step-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray Watters and Charlotte “Radosevich” Watters and one daughter Kimberly Hubbard.

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