Archive for March 2011 – Page 2


Monday, March 7th, 2011

Memorial services for Dewayne Scott will be held 6-8PM Thursday March 10, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home; 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff, MO

Dewayne Scott, completed his battle with cancer on March 7, 2011.  He fought his battle with resilience, courage and grace.  He was in inspiration and friend to many.  Dewayne, the son of Dallas Scott and Hazel Decker; born in Ellington MO in 1947.  He resided in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Dewayne was a member of the United States Army from 1966-1968, serving in the Vietnam Conflict.  Dewayne married Diana Hodge in 1969 and were married for 22 years.  Dewayne worked for the Poplar Bluff Street Department for 28 years; retiring in 2002.  Dewayne was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was at peace in the solitude of nature.  Dewayne is survived by his two children; Dallas Dewayne Scott of Poplar Bluff and Dana Ann Scott of Republic, MO ; Jennifer Skidmore of Republic, MO  His three grandchildren; Trenton Scott, Paetra Scott, and Jaxon Skidmore.  Also survived by three sisters; Janet Chapman, Sharon Mullins and husband Jim Bob and Brenda Scott; his mother Hazel Smith and his former wife Diana Scott. 

He is preceded in death by a sister; Carolyn Macom and his father; Dallas Scott.

The family wants to thank all of the special individuals who touched his life and offered support through this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, make memorials to  Mingo Wildlife Refuge  24279 State Hwy 51  Puxico, MO  63960

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Friday, March 4th, 2011

Captain L.B. Powell, 95, departed this life March 3, 2011.  Visitation will begin at 6PM Friday, March 4, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  Funeral will be at 11AM Saturday March 5, 2011 at the funeral home chapel.  Donnie Fowler officiating and burial will be at Memorial Gardens.

On July 15, 1938 Captain Powell was married to Marie Brooks, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2005.  They were in love at first sight and married a few months later.  They were married for more than 67 years.  They had four children.  Two daughters Evelyn Marie Powell Moore and Mary Jane Powell Ezell; two sons, Captain Riley L.B. Powell and Captain Van Lee Powell, all surviving.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; Tina Slinker Nevels, Gary Slinker, Sherry Ezell Abbott, Christy Ezell Vaughn, Woody Powerll and Jeffrey Powell in addition to two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Priscilla and Matt Warren.  L.B. is survived by one brother, Captain Robert Earl Powell and family of Poplar Bluff.  two sisters; Ruth Powell Rice and Rose Anna Nicks of Texas.  several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Ira Byrd Powell and Lena Rivers Rice Powell; four brothers, Roy Byrd Powell, Howard Lee Powell, Captain Van Harvey Powell and Albert Colice Powell; two sisters Mary Blanch Powell and Kathryn Stephens Powell Hills. 

L.B. was a good family man, a good neighbor and was well liked an very well respected.  He will be greatly missed.

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Edith Mae Edwards (Darlin)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Edith Mae Edwards, 76, of  Piedmont, Mo. died Monday, February 21, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on August 4, 1934 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Joe and Maude Bell.  She met and married the love of her life, Don Edwards, in the fall of 1957.  Don passed and led the way just 111 days before, on November 2, 2010.

Darlin enjoyed entertaining and was always welcoming friends and family into her home with a glass of iced tea and an open heart.  Her life was full of music, dance, and never ending card games.  In her late years, she enjoyed nothing more than grabbing an afghan and curling up on the couch with her grandkids and watching movies.

She raised four daughters, Vicci Ott, Becky Beatty, Teresa Graham, and Beverly (Wally) Meyer.

In addition to her four daughters, she is survived by two brothers, Floyd (and the late Glenda) Bell, and James (Lenor) Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband Don Edwards and two brothers, Joe (Joyce) Bell, and Bernel Bell.

She was most proud of her grandchildren, Wade Edwards, Chrisy Beatty, Heather ( Jeff) Brockert, Markelle Graham, Olivia Meyer, Jack Meyer, and the newest addition, great-granddaughter, Stella Grace Brockert.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Thomas Augustus Ott.

She met each of life’s struggles with a strong mind and relentless will.  Those who were touched by her warm heart and loving hands will never forget her strength and beauty.  While Edith will be greatly missed by her family and friends, we take comfort in knowing that she and Don are together forever…laughing, dancing and having a ball.

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