Archive for June 2011

Kenneth Baker

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Kenneth Ray Baker passed away June 24, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 43.  Visitation will be at 11 a.m., Thursday June 30, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO., followed by  Graveside Service at 12 noon in the Marble Hill Cemetry, off Barron Road, Poplar Bluff.  Rev. Lester Galibreath officiating. 

Mr. Baker was born August 22, 1967 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and had formerly lived in Colorado.  He was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church, Poplar Bluff, Mo.   He had worked as a washing machine tech and a laundry mat attendant. Kenneth enjoyed collecting police cars, motorcycles, and singing gospel music.

 On July 4, 1998 he married Tina (Stracener) Baker.  She survives.  Also surviving are children Joseph Stracener and Faith Baker of the home and his mother, Edna (Bennett) Baker of Poplar Bluff.


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Randall DeWayne Tilley

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Randall DeWayne Tilley passed away June 26, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Medical Center, at the age of 46.  Visitation will be from 6  p.m.til 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the chapel with Bishop Ostreicher officiating.  Burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Williamsville, Mo.

Mr. Tilley was born June 9, 1965 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He was a life time resident of Butler County and worked as a security officer for Crawford Security.  He enjoyed guns, working on cars and dumpster diving.  He also loved being with people.  Mr. Tilley attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

On February 14, 2009 he married Deborah “LaBarre” Tilley,  in Poplar Bluff.  She survives. Also surviving are one son Christoffer Weber; his mother Flora “Daily” Tilley of Poplar Bluff, two sisters Vicki Lynn Lolley of Prairieville, La., and Lisa Jane Risinger of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers Donald Gene Tilley, Poplar Bluff, Ronald Dean Tilley, Florence, SC; (Cousin) Skip Tilley, Hornersville, Mo.;  four grandchildren; Jayden Marie Johnson, Crawfordville, Ark., Athena Anderson, St. Paul Minn., Tristan LaBarre, Poplar Bluff, Alysia LaBarre, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Mark Tilley and Uncles Lee Tilley and Cleo Tilley.

The family wishes to thank all his friends at the U.S. Marshalls office.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Ronald Porch, 63, of Poplar Bluff, took his journey home with the Lord,  on June 22, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer.  Funeral service will be at 3PM Saturday June 25, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St.  Poplar Bluff, MO with Rev. Everett Gunter officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens.

Ronald was born December 23, 1947 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, MO  He was a retired bushhogg operator. He loved to spend time hunting, fishing and with his family and friends. 

Surviving are his wife; Ruby Porch; children: Shaun Porch, Rhonda Porch, Christina Maples, April Berry, Gary McCabe, Steven McCabe, Bryan McCabe, Lisa Porch, and Kelly Porch; all of the surrounding area; one sister; Patricia Modglin; his special friends Danny Beck, Leon Summerlot and loving mother-in-law Liddie Wilkerson; and many grandchildren.  He was very much loved and will be greatly missed. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Jessie and Mildred Porch; a son; Kevin Porch; a brother; Vernon Porch, and a sister; Vernetta Porch

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Martha Sue Agner

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Martha Sue Agner passed away June 21, 2011 at the Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo, at the age of 63.

Visitation for Ms. Agner will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  The funeral service will follow at 12 p.m.  Bro. Nathan Kirkley officiating and burial in Liberty Cemetery in Butler County.

Ms. Agner was born June 17, 1949  at Poplar Bluff, Mo.  to parents Leo Silvester Hammon and Lila Jean “Ward” Hammon.  Both preceded her in death.

She was a lifetime resident of Butler County and was a homemaker.  On December 3, 1966 she married John Agner in Poplar Bluff.  He preceded her in death October 22, 2008. 

She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and spending time with her family.  She attended Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include  a daughter La Jeana Sue Agner and  son, Johnny Agner, both of Poplar Bluff.

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Paul Leroy Weitzel

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Paul Leroy Weitzel passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the age of 80. A graveside service with full Military Rites will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with Pastor Kevin McAnulty officiating.

Mr. Weitzel was born Septermber 9, 1930, at Desloge, Mo, to parents Henry Weitzel and Golda “Shannon” Weitzel.  Both preceded him in death. He was of the Christian faith.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Koren Conflict and Vietnam War.  He retired in 1970 after 23 years of service.  He moved to Butler County and served  as a Poplar Bluff Police Officer from 1971 to 1993, before retiring a second time.

He enjoyed yard work, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and being with his children and grandchildren. 

He was married to Jean Rosener and later to Edna May Keel.  He was most recently married to Hattie Lee Riddle. She preceded him in death.

Surviving are four children, Ted Weitzel of Portland, Oregan, Paula Navarre of Vancouver, Washington. Kathy Lancing of Pea Ridge, Ark. and Bruce Weitzel of Poplar Bluff; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Lamers.

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Beatrice Barnes

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Beatrice “Sister B” Barnes, 84, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. 

She was born August 18, 1926, at Poplar Bluff, and was a member of Lively Stone Church.  Her hobbies included knitting and knitting  shoes for children,(for which she was featured in the Daily American Republic newspaper and KFVS chanel 12 news), baking, reading, watching movies, sewing and she was very active in church.  

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline Barnes and Gwendolyn Barnes; one sister, Melvina Cleveland; six grandchildren and seven  great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Barnes, two sisters, Thelma Cleveland and Henrietta Cleveland, and her parents, Loren Cleveland and Margorie (Ferby) Cleveland.

A memorial service will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 415 and 419 W. Harper Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Randy Nelson

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Randy Nelson of Poplar Bluff,  passed away Monday, June 14, 2011 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center, Sikeston, Mo., at the age of 48.

A memorial service will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

Mr. Nelson was born June 7, 1963 at Dexter, Missouri to parents Clifford Nelson and Sue (Hallum) Nelson.  Both survive.

He  was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed music and muscle cars. 

Also surviving are his son; Christipher Nelson and wife Gabrielle; brothers, Scott Hallum and Rick Nelson; two grandchildren, Ryan Alexander Nelson and Khole Gene Nelson.

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Martin “Marty” Michael Metzing

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Martin “Marty” Michael Metzing, of Poplar Bluff, passed away, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, at the age of 71.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the chapel.  Rev. Brent Seawel will officiate.  Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Hwy. 21 north, Doniphan, Mo.

Mr. Metzing was born July 21, 1939 at Brooklyn, New York to parents Christian Metzing and Helen (Witty) Metzing.  Both preceding him death.

He enjoyed flea marketing and ministry work, and was a member of  Grand Avenue Baptist Church. 

On May 21, 2002, he married Sue Ann (Davis) Metzing at Dexter, Missouri.  She survives.

Also surviving are his children; Richard A. Metzing, Fort Worth, Texas, Michael Metzing, Jeffersonville, Indiana, Melanie Hill, Fairdealing, Mo., William C. Metzing, Fairdealing, Mo., and Phillip Metzing, High Ridge, Mo.  Thirty-six grandchildren and  twenty-seven great-grandchildren survive.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Lilliana Marie Sikes, 5 1/2 months; found herself craddled in Jesus’ arms on June 6, 2011 at her residence.  Visitation will be at 11 AM Thursday June 9, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St.  Poplar Bluff.  Services will begin at noon Thursday, June 9th in the chapel with Bro. Allen Leutert officiating.  Burial will be in Hvam Cemetery.

Lilliana was born December 17, 2010 in Poplar Bluff, to Bobby Sikes and Amanda Vinson, who both survive, of Poplar Bluff.  She is also survived by grandparents Flossie Sikes and Ivy Sikes of Poplar Bluff and Grandmother Lisa Barriner of Poplar Bluff.  Lillian is survived by one brother Gage Lee Sikes of Poplar Bluff.

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

Curtis C.  Whitlock, 43, of Wappapello passed away June 6, 2011 at Poplar Bluff, MO  Visitation will begin at 1PM Friday, June 10, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff.  Funeral Service will be at 2PM in the chapel with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.

Curtis C. Whitlock was born Dec. 7, 1967 in St. Louis, Mo to Curtis D. Whitlock and Mary Hayes-Whitlock both of Poplar Bluff. On Aug. 12, 2008 he was married to Leta York-Whitlock.  Also surviving are six children; Nathan Whitlock, Brieanna Whitlock, Cody Hastings, and Heather Schefer all of Tallapoosa, MO, James Barrilleaux of Wappapello, Tammy Shirley and Chuck Winagura both of California.  Three sisters; Christa Whitlock of Poplar Bluff, Merdith Whitlock of Wisconsin and Teresa Wyeth of Danville, Indiana and one grandchild.

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