Archive for November 2011


Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Betty Brewer, 69, of Poplar Bluff passed away, Nov. 28, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will be 6-8PM Wed. Nov. 30, 2011, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral will be 2PM Thursday,  Dec. 1, 2011 in the Fowler-Sullivan Chapel with Rev. Richard Triplett officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brewer was born July 18, 1942, in MO, to the late Vernon Brock and Sylvia Clark-Brock.  She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed flowers and reading.  She married Eddie Brewer in the 1960’s.  He preceded her in death in Feb. of 2008

She is survived by sisters Ellen Boyer and Marla Eubanks both of Poplar Bluff. 

She was preceded in death by three children; Pamela Brock, Kimberly Brewer and Steven Brewer.  Two brothers; Billy Cunningham and Don Brock also preceded her in death.

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Monday, November 21st, 2011

Carlee Davis, 79, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011 at her residence. Visitation will begin 11AM Monday, November 28, 2011 at Faith Tabernacle 209 South 8th St.  Funeral will follow at 1PM with Rev. David Tharp officiating and burial in City Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis was born August 6, 1932 in Fordyce, Arkansas, to the late Odie Allen and Earlee Newton.  She was a member of Faith Tabernacle church in Poplar Bluff.  She enjoyed cooking and sewing.  She had worked for University of Missouri with kids in Green Thumb Club. 

She was married to Wyatt Davis, who preceded her in death. 

she is survived by children; Patsy Graham of Poplar Bluff; Rejoyce Goggins of Poplar Bluff; Larry Graham of Las Vegas; and step son Stanley Dye.  Sisters; Hazella Shelton; Bobbie Yarbrough; Maxine Atkison; Carolyn Robinson; Arneice Tripplett; and brothers; John Allen and Melvin Allen. A whole host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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Tammy Smith-Daves

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Tammy Smith-Daves passed awayWednesday, November 16, 2011  at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  She was 46.

She was born June 28, 1965 in St. Charles,Ill.  She enjoyed cooking and was a member of Calvary Community Church. 

Survivors includ her parents Arvie E. Smith and Shirley (Rayfield) Smith; one daughter, Jennifer Marie Hedrick and one son, Noah Benjamin Daves; brothers, Gary Dale Smith and Michael Earnest Smith and three grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011 followed by the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Community Church, with Rev. Shelvie Stephens officiating.  Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Delbert Eugene Roach

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Delbert Eugene Roach of Poplar Bluff, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, at the age of  87.

Mr. Roach was born June 18, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, to parents, Lonnie D. and Ruby (Sizemore) Roach.  Both preceding him in death.  He was a lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff and member of Highland Drive Church of Christ.  Mr. Roach served in the Navy during World War II.  He was a retired store manager at Gambles and a salesman at Farmers Cash.  Mr. Roach enjoyed church and walking and talking to people in Walmart.

On November 27, 1965, he married Laura Louella (Lampkins) in Greenville, Mo.  She survives.   Also surviving include one daughter, Denna Plaisted of Little Rock, Ar.; one son, Dennis Roach of Fairdealing, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Linda Grifin and Tami Maxey, both of Poplar Bluff, and Johnetta Boswell of Peoria, Ill.; one granddaughter, Kimberly Willshire of Katy, Texas; five step-grandchildren, Steve Boswell of Pekin, Ill., Sharon Moss of Lebanon, Mo., Ian Haynes of Poplar Bluff, Drew Haynes of Poplar Buff and Kyle Griffin of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one great-grandchild, Avery Willshire of  Katy, Texas; and five step-great-grandchildren, Drake and Tanner Boswell, both of Dallas, Texas, Austin and  McKinsey Haynes, both of  Poplar Bluff, and Mathew Griffin of Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Mr. Roach was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie D. Roach and Ruby Roach; two sisters, Delma Hill and Melba Sims; and  three brothers,  Dane Roach, Donald Roach, and Paul Roach.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral  Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with Vernon Curry officiating.  Burial in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northside Nurtrition Center or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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James Curtis Lee Dunn-Jones

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

James Curtis Lee Dunn- Jones entered heavens gates on November 9, 2011, following a  ” brave” battle with brain cancer.  He was 7 years old.  

James was born September 16, 2004, at Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  He was a student at Mark Twain School in Poplar Bluff and attended South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church.  He loved all the St. Louis sports teams, but especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  He enjoyed playing outside, talking,  being with people, and playing his video games.

He is survived by his parents; Kimberly Dunn and Ronald Ward of Ellsinore, Mo. and Joe Jones  and Kallista Jones of Poplar Bluff; grandparents Sharon Dunn, Poplar Bluff, Gale and Pat Jones of Poplar Bluff; great-grandparents, Curtis and Vearon Dunn of Flint, Michigan, Esther Jones, Poplar Bluff and Mary Bryeans of Poplar Bluff; his sisters, Maggie Dunn-Jones, Stacie Cannaday, Aklyah Ward and brothers, Mark Dunn-Jones and Ronald Ward.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services at 12 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in the chapel with Rev. Keith Luke officiating.  Burial in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery. 

In honor of James, the family request that everyone wear yellor or St. Louis Cardinals wear to the visitation and funeral services.


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Richard Whitmer

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Richard A. Whitmer of Poplar Bluff passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, following a brief battle with  cancer.  He was 69.

Mr. Whitmer was born March 11, 1942 at Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Lee Whitmer and Helen (Francisco) Whitmer.  He was a lifetime resident of Butler County and was of the Baptist faith.  He had worked for the Poplar Bluff Public Schools, the city of Poplar Bluff and Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center before retiring in 2007.  Mr. Whitmer served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963 and was a riverboat Chief Engineer for 20 years. 

He loved to collect sports items, the St. Louis Cardinals, hunting and being with his granddaughter, Alyssa.

On August 30, 1974, he was married to Norma Huggins in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Jason Lee Whitmer and Scott Lynn Whitmer both of Poplar Bluff;  his brothers, Norman Whitmer and Joe Whitmer and wife, Joyce, all of Yucca Valley, California;  two nephews, Randy Whitmer and Rick Whitmer of California; two nieces, Claudia Blackman, of Poplar Bluff, and Nancy Allen of Chrystal Spring, Mississippi; his granddaughter, Alyssa Lynn Whitmer of Poplar Bluff.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Veta Lois Blackman and Norma Kneibert. 

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m.  Monday, November 14, 2011 ,in the chapel, with Rev. Bill Orr officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Phillip Johnson

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Phillip Johnson, 63, of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., died Sunday, November 6, 2011, at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Johnson was born October 27, 1948, in Blytheville, Arkansas.  He was a carpenter by trade.

Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Farel, Brenda Bradshaw and Khrista Callaway; his sisters, Deloris Roach, Mary Olcott and Sheila Hartenstein; two brothers, Jerry Johnson and Larry Johnson and 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m., at  the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. with Rev. Roscoe Gray officiating.

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Norman Victery

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Norman Eugene Vickery, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Vickery was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Poplar Bluff and was a lifetime Butler County resident.  He was a member of the Latter Day Saint.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was a roofer by trade.  He enjoyed drawing and trains.

Surviving are his sister, Mary Victery, of Piggott, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elbie Victery and Bessie Hoover Victery; three brothers, Evert Frankilin Vickery, Thomas Wiley Victery and Marvin Ray Victery.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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Ira Rahm

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Ira Bruce Rahm, 62, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

Mr. Rahm was born May 12, 1949, in Doniphan, Mo.  He formerly lived in Arkansas and was of the Baptist faith.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He was a motor boat builder.  Mr. Rahm enjoyed being with his family, hunting and telling stories. 

On Nov. 13, 1981, he was married to Sue Massey.  She survives of the home..  Also surviving are two children, Shannon Rahm of Poplar Bluff and Carrie Spencer of California; three sisters, Flora J. Bernson of Tennessee, Marsha Campbell and Rose Hoffman, both of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren, Hunter and Calab Rahm and Taylor and Aaron Spencer; several nieces and nephews and other family members he was very close to.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buell Rahm and his mother Irma (Vinson) Rahm.

Graveside services with full Military Honors will be a t 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with Pastor Byron Beck officiating.   Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home of Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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