Archive for September 2011

George Standeford

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

George Robert Standefordof Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at the age of 80. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.   Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Ellsinore, Mo. with Randy Robinson officiating.

Mr. Standeford was born January 20, 1931 to parents Charles and Gladys (Holmes) Standeford in Hume, Mo.  He had formerly lived in Vaneta Oregon and Dexter, Mo. and worked as a clerk for a hardware store.  He loved St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.

On May 8, 1954 he was united in marriage to Ora Lee (Dunlap) Standeford in Eugene, Oregon.  She preceded him in death on January 24, 2011.

His survivors include children, Robin Robinson and husband Randy of Dexter, Sherry Vance, Tony Standeford, Robert Standeford, Gary Standeford all of Poplar Bluff, Tim Standeford, Veneta Ore., Merlin Standeford, Veneta, Ore.; brothers Charles Standeford and Fred Standeford both of Veneta Oregon; grandchildren Mindy Thurlkill, James Robinson, Tony Standeford, Coleena Standeford, Austin Standeford, Joshua Standeford, Chris Standeford, Chasy Standeford, Cory Standeford, Andrew Standeford, Melissa Unrein, Lindsey Vance, Stephanie Davis, and Kelsey Vance.   Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Standeford is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Gladys Standeford, one son Rodney Standeford and sister Ruby Hodgin.

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Mercedes Currie

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Mercedes Currie passed away September 25, 2011 at  Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.   Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011,  followed by funeral services at 1 p.m.  at  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff.  Burial in Morocco Cemetery with Rev. Ivory Dean officiating.

Mercedes “Dee” Currie was born on April 26, 1945, to Flora Mae Currie and William Louis Currie, in Chicago, Ill.

Dee graduated from Poplar Bluff High School.  She then went on to pursue a career in nursing in East St. Louis, Ill in 1980.  After a few years she moved back to Poplar Bluff, Mo. and graduated from nursing school in 1989.  She continued her career at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, and later retired in 2007.

Dee enjoyed playing bingo, cards and quilting.  She also enjoyed being around family, friends and especially sitting around with Noni Currie and eating ox tail soup and cornbread.

Mercedes Currie accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at New Home Missionary Baptist Church, under Rev. Otis Hawes Sr. in Providence. 

She was preceded in death by her father, William Louis Currie and  2 sisters, Mary and Martha Currie. 

Survivors include her mother, Flora Mae Currie and her children, Mark (Michelle)Currie of Houston, Tx., Andre (Evelyn) Currie of Aberdeen, MD., Monique (Thomas) Currie-Jennings of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Brian (Lindsay) Thornton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 3 sisters Ella Mae Gibson, Delores (Roosevelt) Patterson and Sharon Currie all of Chicago, Ill.; 5 brothers. Cleveland ( Marie) Currie of East Stroudsburg, Pa., William Currie of San Jose, Ca., Jonathan (Dorothy R.I.P.) Currie of Kankaee, Ill., Colie (Carla) Currie of Jackson, Tn, and Walter ( Noni) Currie of Poplar Bluff; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and a very special friend/daughter Tiffanie Brown.

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