Archive for December 2011


Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Sally Mae (England) Hart passed away Friday, December 30, 2011, at her home.  She was 68. 

Mrs. Hart was born October, 4, 1943 in Cario, Illinois to parents, Jess and Nellie (Hathaway) England.  She was a lifetime resident of Butler County and a member of the Stringtown Baptist Church.  She was owner/operator of Hart’s Catfish Restaurant.  She enjoyed reading, painting, drawing, cooking and her pet dogs. 

On June 24, 1961 she was married to Gene Hart, in Poplar Bluff.  He survives.  Other survivors include her children, Tina Daughhetee and Fiance’, Shane; Shelly Goff and husband, Bob; Rachel Smith and husband, Brian and a foster son, Doug Fleigle and wife, Beth, all of Poplar Bluff; her brothers, George England, Fenton, Mo. and  Donald England of Titusville, Florida; her best friend, Bonnie Medley and husband, Luther of Poplar Bluff;  9 grandchildren; Danielle Harris, Ashley Hill, Jesse Daughhetee, Josh Kidd, Avery Schiller, Trevor Goff, Tarah Goff, Laura Goff, and Catie Smith; and 4 great-grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Nellie England; 3 sisters, Sherry England, Babara Maddux and Shirley Knuckles.

Visitation for Mrs. Hart will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. The funeral service will be  at  1 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the funeral home chapel.  Burial in the Kinsey Cemetery.

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Friday, December 30th, 2011

Aubrey  Christie, 83,  went to Heaven Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence in Poplar Bluff, with family and friends beside him.  Visitation will be 6-8PM Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Living Word Baptist  Church 456 Township Line Road, Poplar Bluff.  The funeral will be held 10AM Monday, January 2, 2012 at Living Word Baptist Church with the Rev. Donny Emmons officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Christie was born March 25, 1928, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Herschel Christie and Mattie Marler-Christie.  He was a 52 year resident of Poplar Bluff and had formerly lived in Qulin, MO  He was a purchasing agent, retired from M&A Electric.  He served in the Marines from 1946-1952 during Korean War.  He enjoyed trail riding and  quail hunting. He was a published writer, a sunday school teacher,and  headed Haven House trail rides for several years. He was a charter member of Living Word Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  He served as Treasurer and worked with the deaf ministry there.  He was a member of the Cardiac Cowboys, VFW, SEMO Quail Hunters, and N.E. Arkansas Quail Hunters. 

Aug 5, 1961 he married Ina Garner-Christie in Poplar Bluff; she survives.  Also surviving are his children: Karen Zarky and husband Art of Camdenton, MO; Debbie Christie of Springfield, MO and Judy Christie Seawel and husband Brent of Poplar Bluff. Two brothers: Peter Christie and Herschel Christie III both of Eloy, AZ and Grandchildren: Brian Jones of Springfield, Mo; Karen Sue  Heembrock and husband David of St. Louis; Angie Taylor of Springfield, MO; Jaybe Knauss of Memphis, TN; William Roach of Memphis, TN; Christie Browne and husband Richard of Springfield, MO; Carrie Stone of Springfield, MO; Dan Seawel and wife Julie of Clever, MO and Sarah McAnulty and husband Nathan of Poplar Bluff.  Great Grandchildren: Kara, Robert and Katie Heembrock, Mairin and Collin Knauss, Emmaleigh Stone, Carson, Avery, and Richie Browne; Ailee, Olivia  and Ben Seawel.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Carolann Christie Jones two sisters: Mable Withrow and Vivian Pleasant, and  brothers: Clyde Christie, Carl Christie, and Don Christie.

Donations to be made to Bread Shed in Poplar Bluff – or 573-840-0001

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Friday, December 30th, 2011

Aileen Summers, 81, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Friday, December 30, 201, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will begin 6 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff.  Funeral will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob Fry officiating.  Burial to follow in the City Cemetery.

Mrs. Summers was born Oct. 26, 1930 in Steele, Mo., to the late H.L. Easley and Lucille ( Holland) Easley.  She lived most of her life in Butler County.  She was a member of Poplar Bluff Full Gospel Fellowship Church.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  On October 8, 1948, she was married to Bill Summers.  He preceded her in death on May 3, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sharon Hefner.

Surviving are her children; Bob Summers and fiance’ Karla Ward, and Joe Summers and wife Lori, all of Fisk; Wayne Summers and wife, Melodie and Terry Summers all of Poplar Bluff.  Three sisters; Margie Armes of Poplar Bluff, Ruth James of Jonesboro, and Carolyn Muller of Barnhart, Mo.; one brother, Ray Easley of Qulin, Mo; Six grandchildren; Scott Smith, Justin Summers, Eric Summers, Darren Summers, Anthony Summers, and Dana Taylor; and seven great-grandchildren

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Nina Jo (Vannada) Williams

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Nina Jo Williams, 84, of Corning, Arkansas passed away December 24, 2011 at her residence. She was born February 5, 1927 at Success, Arkansas to the late William Bill Vannada and Gladys Molly (Choute) Vannada.

On June 7, 1957 at St.Louis, Missouri she was married to Elmer R. Williams. He survives.

Also surviving; Two daughters, Barbara Carter and Sharon Blackman. Sisters; Alice Sanders, Orpha Lee Cox, Dorthy Jean Foster, Patricia June Long, Billy Jane Tilly and three brothers George Richard (Sonny) Vannada, William Burl Vannada and Steven Vannada also survive. Five Grandchildren, JoHanna Sue Wooldard, Deanna Kay Duncan, Joseph Lynn Gearhart, Mark Quinten Gearhart and Robert Lee Blackman. Eight Great grandchildren, Jennifer La Rocgue, Joseph R. Gearhart, Destiny D. Gearhart, Cheyenne R. Gearhart, Dylan M. Gearhart, Austin Walker, Alex Blackman, Samantha L. Denton as well as one great great grandchild also survives, Caden Lee Denton.

Memorial visitation will be held thursaday December 29, 2011 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Missouri starting at 5:00 p.m. till 7: 00 p.m.

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Peggy Ann Head

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Peggy Ann Head, 63 of Neelyville, Missouri, passed away December 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 28, 1948 in Qulin, Missouri to the late Elvis Gordon and Era B. Hicks Gordon.

On January 6, 1967 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri she was married to Mansell “R.L.” Head. He survives.

Also surviving;  are four children, Sheryl Frost and husband Alan of Stuckguard, Arkansas, Rodney Head of  Neelyville, Missouri, Ricky Head and wife Becky of Springfield, Mo. and Bruce Head and Peggy Hayes of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Sisters, Joyce Davis and husband Elvis of Piggott, Ark. Barbara Baccus and husband Sonny of Harviell, Mo., Karen Silkwood and husband Charles of Oxly, Mo., Connie Jean Gordon of Poplar Bluff, mo. and Carlotta Eakins and husband Tony of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. One brother, Dennis Gordon and wife Donna of Poplar bluff, Missouri. One step brother, Wayne Collier and wife Charlene of Harviell, mo. Three Grandchildren ; Brandon, Baily and Reagan also survive.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents as well as two brothers, Floyd Dale Gordon and Ronnie Dean Gordon.

A memorial Visitation started at 10:00 am till 11:00 am Wednesday December 28, 2011 in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel with the a memorial service starting at 11:00 am.. Doug Smith officiating.

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William Darrell “Beaver” Littrell Sr.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

William “Beaver” Littrell Sr, 60, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, died Friday December 23, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1951 at St. Louis, Missouri to the late Samuel Littrell and Bonnie Hatcher Littrell.

On June 21, 1980 he was married to Sharon Kay Nelson. She preceded him in death on April 9, 1992.

Survivors include one son, Darrell Littrell and wife Danielle of Poplar bluff, Mo., five sisters, Sue Littrell , Carolyn Shepherd and Kay Fain, all of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Bobbie Smith of Joshua Texas, and Ginny Lindsey of Dupo, Ill; One brother Gary Littrell of Farmington, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one sister, Gloria Goodwin and one brother Sam “Jr” Littrell.

Visitation for Mr. Littrell will be held from 11:00 am till 1:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2011 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Kinsey Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.

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Monday, December 26th, 2011

Eunice Ethridge, 86 of Poplar Bluff passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.  Visitation will begin 10AM Wed. Dec. 28 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street in Poplar Bluff, followed by 11AM funeral service in chapel with Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery near Williamsville.

Anna “Eunice” Ethridge was born October 20, 1925 in Hendrickson, MO  to the late Charles Shamblin and Mae Kinsworthy-Shamblin.  She had lived in Butler county for 50 plus years.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Church near Williamsville.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, flowering and word searches. 

She was married to Carl Ethridge; who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two children:  Jerry Ethridge and Donna Bacon both of Williamsville.  Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Thomas Wayne Feltz, 63,of Poplar Bluff, MO died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  Visitation will begin 10AM Tuesday Dec 27, 2011, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home  in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 11AM in funeral home chapel, with Rev. Louie Robinson.  Burial will be in Hunt White Cemetery in Doniphan.

Mr. Feltz had lived in Poplar Bluff for seven years.  He was born Dec 30, 1947 in Rockford, IL  He was a welder.  His hobbies were fishing, auctions and his grandchilren and great-grandchildren. 

He married Linda Bonds on Jan 26, 1968 in Rochelle, IL  She survives.  Also surviving are two children: Tammy Ward of Poplar Bluff, MO and Samuel Feltz of Doniphan; two sisters: Nancy Everley of Rokford, IL and Katey Spradlin of South Beloit, IL; six brothers: Clyde Feltz Jr., Danny Feltz, both of Machesney Park, IL; Donald Feltz of Owasso, Oklahoma, Jack Feltz of Bellvidere, IL; Paul Feltz of Rockford, IL and Fred Feltz of South Belit, IL; eight grandchildren: Nicole Ward, Megan Ward, Stephanie Feltz, Courtney Feltz, Scott Buse, Isaiah Feltz, Abigail Feltz, and Madalynn Feltz; eight great-grandchildren: Madison Ward, Emily Ward, Kaitlyn Deaton, Braiden Feltz, Anbree Henn, Austin Weyland, Hunter Radford and Lillian Andreius.

He was preceded in death by a son; Thomas Feltz Jr; his parents Clyde Feltz and Marion Ferguson Feltz; a sister, Joyce Webster

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Robert Earl Hall

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Robert Earl Hall of Poplar Bluff, passed away, Friday, December 16, 2011 at the age of 56. 

Mr. Hall was born September 11, 1955, in Kennett, Missouri, to parents Bobby Lewis and Suetta (Whitehead) Hall.  He had previously lived in Williamsville, Mo. and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a carpenter by trade.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Ann (Million) Hall; his  mother, Suetta Hall of Williamsville, Mo.; children, Jeffery Earl Hall, Poplar Bluff, Nina Raelyn Rogers, St. Charles, Mo.; two sisters, Linda Hall Elston, of Williamsville and Debbie Atkins, of Dexter; one brother Joey Hall, of Poplar Bluff; and two grandchildren, Mason Rogers and Madison Rogers.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lewis Hall.

Visitation for Mr. Hall will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Butler County.

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Caroline Rae Frazier

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Caroline Rae Frazier 54, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away December 13, 2011 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  She was born July 24, 1957 at St.Louis, Missouri to Gene Tubb and Velma Pennington Tubb.

On January 5, 1974 at St.Louis, Missouri she was married to Terry Lee Frazier, He survives. also surviving are her parents Gene and Velma Tubb of Naylor, Missouri, three children, Tina Lee Massey and husband John of Bloomfield, Missouri; Dana Rae Gibbs of Dexter, Missouri (Stationed in Afghanistan) and Sarah Jane Ward and husband Jason of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Sisters, Myrtle Diane Smith of Portageville, Mo., Karen Jean Nored of  St.Louis, Missouri, Deborah Lee Tub of Naylor and Pamela Marie Wheetly of  Naylor, Missouri. one brother Donald Edward Tubb of Doniphan, Missouri. Four grandchildren, Katelynn BriAnne Frazier, Jared Wayne Gibbs , Caroline Marie Ward and Isaiah Daniel Ward.

she enjoyed making scrapbooks, photography, traveling, yard work and taking care of her family. She attended The First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a member of the Women in Agriculture. She had worked as a program specialist for the Butler County SWCD program.

Visitation for Mrs. Frazier will Saturday December 17, 2011 starting at 10:oo am with the memorial Service starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Donnie Fowler officiating.

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