Archive for October 2011

Anna Laura Carpenter

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Anna Laura Carpenter of Doniphan, passed away October 8, 2011 at the Mark Twain Caring Center.  She was 85 years,1 month and 21 days. 

Ms. Carpenter was born August 17, 1926 at Jackson, Kentucky.  She had lived in Ripley County for 40 years and had previously lived in Hamibton, Ohio.  She was a faithful wife, mother and missionary with her husband for many years. She loved playing the piano, going to church and singing.  She attended the Revival Time Tabernacle Church, Poplar Bluff. 

On November 10, 1945 she was united in marriage to Rev. W.E. Carpenter in Ohio.  He preceded her in death on September 3, 2001. 

Survivors include her children, Ronda L. Carpenter, Dennis L. Carpenter and Sheila L. Carpenter; two sisters Ollie Mae Dirck and Maude Wilkerson; grandchildren, Debbie and Cornell Berry, Sondra and Yomi Ajasin, Anna Dunning, Thomasina Dunning, William Carpenter, Ashley Carpenter, Debra and Eric Gettings, Aaron Carpenter, Rob Cates, and Tom Cates.  Sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

She is precded in death by her parents, Sherman Rowland and Lula (Moore) Rowland, her husband, Rev. W.E. Carpenter and five brothers.

Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday October 13, 2011, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at the Revival Time Tabernacle Church with Pastor Jerry Summers officiating.  Burial will be in the Belleview Cemetery, Doniphan, Mo.

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Sammie Losh

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Sammie Mike Losh, Fisk, Mo, passed away October 7, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.  He was 64.

Mr. Losh was born February 6, 1948 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He was a farmer and  lifetime resident of Butler County.  He enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing, and traveling. 

Survivors include a sister, Vina Staford, Velmore, Illinois; two brothers; Benny Losh, Poplar Bluff, and Johnny Losh, Florida.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Thomas Henry Losh and Patsey (Huitt) Losh, sister, Eunice Johnson; brothers, Jessie Losh and Joe Losh.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2011, at the Faith Community Church of Dudley, 10423 North Street, Dudley, Missouri  with Pastor Jerry Martin officiating.

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Victoria Mahalia Garman

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Victoria Mahalia Garman of Poplar Bluff, passed away October 5, 2011 at the age of 78.

Ms. Garman was born October 16, 1932 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Joseph Johnson and Lenora  (Jaco) Johnson and was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  

 On May 24, 1952 she was married to Joseph Edward Garman in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1991.

 She was a Charter Member of the Township Line Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed being with her family.

 Survivors include one son Michael Garman and wife Mary of Poplar Bluff, and a daughter, Deborah Holloway and husband Daniel of Waterford, Michigan; sister, Lura  Montgomery of Poplar Bluff, who raised her upon the death of their parents, Joseph and Lenora Johnson.

 She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christy Hupman and husband John of Clawson, Michigan and Jeffrey Holloway of San Diego, California;great-grandchildren, J.D. and Braeden Hupman of Clawson, Michigan, and sister-in-law Vivian Garman, Poplar Bluff.

 Also preceding her in death four sisters; Myrtle Woods, Lula Burns, Gertrude Wohler, and Evelyn Harris; one brother, Buck Johnson.

Visitation will be Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9 a.m. followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., with the Rev. Lloyd Steinshour officiating.  Burial in Montgomery Shepard Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Betsey Sue Marshell

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Betsey Sue Marshell passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the age of 60.  She was born January 17, 1951 in Caruthersville, Mo.

Ms. Marshell had lived in Butler County for the past 10 years, but had formerly lived in California.  She was a CNA, a member of the South Side Assembly of God Church and enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by three sisters, Deloris Roach, Mary Olcott, both of Paragould, Ark. and Shelia Hartenstein, Lake of the Ozards, Mo.; three brothers, Jerry Johnson, Caruthersville, Mo., Larry Johnson, Doniphan, Mo. and Phillip Johnson, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

Preceding her in death are her parents Ira Elvin Johnson in 1977 and Hattie (Peal) Bradshaw in 1999; sister, Vohnell Johnson, Myrna Gage and Linda Byrd; brothers, Herbert Johnson and Charles Johnson.  A daughter, Kimberly Sue Marshell also preceded her in death on July 31, 1994.

Visitation  was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2011, followed by the funeral service at noon, with Pastor Jerry Lemons and Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial in the Qulin Cemetery.

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Rudy Wilson Chatman Sr.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Rudy Wilson Chatman Sr. of Poplar Bluff, passed away Tuesday, October  4, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo.

 Mr. Chatman was born October 14, 1925 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was a retired insurance salesman and enjoyed coon hunting.  He was a charter member of the Eagles and was a member of the American Legion.

 Surviving are his son, Rudy Wilson Chatman Jr. and daughter-in-law, Brenda Chatman of Dexter, his stepdaughter, Gloria Barron and her children, Randal and Rhonda of Poplar Bluff;  his grandchildren, Shannon Chatman and Larissa Chatman, both of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luida Chatman and Delta Mai (Wilson) Chatman. 

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Bays Springs Cemetery with Rudy Wilson Chatman Jr. officiating.  

Rudy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Jimmie D. Crawford

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Jimmie D. Crawford of Poplar Bluff, passed away at his home on October 3, 2011, at the age of 59.

Mr. Crawford was born December 24, 1951 in Campbell, Missouri to parents, Othor and Frances ( Downing) Crawford. Both preceded him in death.

 He was a truck driver for Olson Packaging in Dexter.  He had attended Southeast Missouri Trucking School in Malden, Mo.

 Mr. Crawford also attended Christian Family Fellowship.  He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of AMVETS and the American Legion.   He enjoyed fishing and reading.

 Surviving are special friends, Roxanna Salamone and Nikki and Joe Salamone; one  daughter, Tori and several grandchildren; two sisters, Barb Like and Brenda Madden, both of St. Louis, Mo., and a brother, Bill Crawford of St Louis, Mo. 

Visiation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in the chapel.  Burial in the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.  Officiated by Rev. Kevin McAnulty.

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