Archive for January 2012

Patrick Kelly

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Patrick Kelly of Poplar Bluff and also of Dallas, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Kelly was born April 3, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn.  He had worked as a health care professional for the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

On March 3, 1978, he was married to Gretchen G. (Zentz) Kelly, in Edina, Minn.  She survives.

Also surviving are a son Peter Shawn Kelly of Frisco, Texas and a sister Kathryn Lorenz of Willimsverg, Va. 

A special thanks to the doctors and staff in the ICU and Emergency Unit at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for the kind, personal care you showed to Patrick- from his family.

No services are planned.

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

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Esther Casas

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Esther Casas, 64 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away January 17, 2012 at the Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

She was born March 16, 1947 at Delaplaine, Arkansas. She enjoyed traveling and helping people, She was of the Christian faith. In November 1985, she was married to Jesus Casas in California. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Carol Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Juanita Magnussenn and Christina Lopez; Two sisters, Mary Lou Gray and Ellen Barnes. two brothers, Lonnie Gray and Lester Gray, min grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive,.

Visitation will be after 6:oo p.m. Thursday January 19, 2012 in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. with the funeral starting Friday January 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden in Paragould, Arkansas  following services with Pastor Bryan Malone officiating.

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Ucal John White

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Ucal J. White 77, of Neelyville, Missouri passed  at his residence January 20, 2012.  He was born June 27, 1934 to the late John Paul White and Anna Marie “Todd” White.

On March 31, 1956 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri Ucal was married to Anna LaVerne Langley. She survives.

Also surviving are three sisters, Zuna Woolard and husband Joe of Naylor, Missouri, Emmie Deterding and husband Michael of Maryland Heights, Missouri and Genevieve Porter and husband Fred of  Naylor, Missouri. One special niece Stephanie Randol and many other  Nieces and Nephews also survive..

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as two sisters, Pauline Warren and Ella Louis White.

He had worked and owned  Whites Grocery of  Neelyville, Missouri with his wife LaVerne. He was a member of the Naylor Pentecost Church and enjoyed camping, fishing, horseback riding and working in his yard as well as going to church.

Visitation for Mr. White will start  at 6:00 p.m . Saturday afternoon in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel with the funeral services Sunday January 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery in Naylor, Missouri after services.

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Alice St. Cin

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Alice B. (Conley) St. Cin, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Westwood Hills Healthcare in Poplar Bluff, with her son at her bedside.  She was 83.

Mrs. St. Cin was born April 5, 1928, in Neelyville, Mo.   She was a lifetime resident of Butler County and a member of New Home General Baptist Church. 

She had retired as a Certified Nurses Aide.  She enjoyed sewing and beign with her grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, Calvin Buhler and wife, Shelbea of Poplar Bluff; two grandchildren, Phillip Buhler and wife, Donna, of Poplar Bluff and Jada Phillips of Florida; her great-grandchildren, Allyson and Madison Buhler and Zachery, Jared and Ashley.

She was preceded in death by a son, Colin Buhler; her parents, Tam Conley and Ruthe (Hall) Conley; a sister, Nadine Mangam; two brothers, Charles Conley and James Conley.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff.  Graveside service will be held in the Coon Island Cemetery, Neelyville, Mo., at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Ralph Mayes officiating.

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James Mooney

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

James Mooney of Fisk, Mo., passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He was 86. 

Mr. Mooney was born June 25, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Lawrence Mooney and Margaret (Hickery) Mooney.  He grew up in Irish Bridgeport, with his 3 brothers, Lawrence, John and Richard.  The boys lost their mother early in life and were raised to be tough, hard-working Catholics.  The only time he ever missed Sunday Mass, was when he was severly burned in 2005 and the last week of his life.   He  enjoyed reading, painting, puzzles and attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Poplar Bluff.  For 10 years he worked with his father and brothers as a Union Glaziers of Local 27.   In 1955 he went to work for the Chicago Public School system, as a union glazier (window glass).  He worked there for nearly 40 years.     

He proudly served in the Navy during WWII, as a Seaman First Class, USN I in the Philippines, on the Philippine Liberty 1 Star and on the Asiatic  Pacific 1 Star.  In appreciation for the Veterans of the Second Gulf War, Jim donated his burial plot in Arlington Cemetery to a young soldier.   

On April 10, 1948, he was married to Elizabeth “Betty”  (Walenda)  Mooney.  She preceded him in death on May 21, 1994. They had 6 children, Kathleen, James, Margaret, John, Patrick and Dymphna.  He worked extensively with disadvantaged children and adults after the death of his oldest son, Jimmy, who was severely autistic and brain-damaged and required constant and exhausting care. 

After the death of Betty, he traveled the world, taking him to Japan and South America.  He was a adventurous and almost fearless man.  At the age of 82, he bungee jumped off bridges, climbed mountains and rode the rapids.  He would climb the neighbors trees to trim them.  He loved nature and animals.  He enjoyed hiking and walking anywhere.  Through his travels, he met and married his beloved, Rachael Clark of Fisk, Mo.  They were married June 16, 1997.  He cared for her until her passing in 2011.  Their early years were filled with dancing, laughing and traveling. Every morning, while the coffee was brewing, they would dance in the kitchen.   Rachael  turned the “city boy” into a “wanna-be” farmer.  He enjoyed his tractor and his enormous garden.  They spent many years with Jim outside in the workshop, garden or fields and Rachael in the kitchen, cooking and canning, before ending the day sitting on the swing holding hands. 

James is survived by his 5 children, Dymphna Mooney, Patrick Mooney, John Mooney, Margaret Mary Mooney and Kathleen Mooney; his grandchildren, George, Grace, Harmony and Alex, as well as his nieces and nephews, including his favorite niece, Pamela Mooney-Dryden and a sister-in-law, Rosemary Guintaunt.

He is preceded in death by his late wife’s, Elizabeth Mooney and Rachael Clark-Mooney; one son, James Mooney,  his brothers, Lawrence “Bud” Mooney, John “Jack” Mooney, and Richard Mooney.

Visitation for Mr. Mooney  will be from 3 -8 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father David Dohogne officiating.  Burial with full Military Rites will be held at 2 p.m., in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.

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Dylane Eugene Campbell

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Dylane Eugene Campbell, of Poplar Bluff, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the age of 12.

Dylane was born September 14, 1999, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.   He was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  He was a student at  the Poplar Bluff 5th and 6th grade Center and was a member of the Calvary Community Church.   He enjoyed  playing the guitar, video games, listening to music and playing basketball. 

Dylane is survived by his mother, Rebecca Rose Cox (J.C. Dicken), and his father, Dennis Eugene Campbell, all of Poplar Bluff;  his grandparents, Kenneth Cox, Poplar Bluff, Velva Allen Vinson and step-grandfather, Terry Vinson of Poplar Bluff;  one sister, Taylor Praefke of Poplar Bluff and one brother, Triston Campbell of Poplar Bluff,  

He is preceded in death by his brother, Kyle Dicken and his grandparents, Dennis Bryant and Linda Gaddy. 

Visitation for Dylane will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. (noon) at the church with Dr. William Vail and Student Pastor Dave McCormack officiating.  Burial will be in the Kinsey Cemetery.  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Kyle Curtis Dicken

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Kyle Curtis Dicken, of Poplar Bluff, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the age of 16.

Kyle was born October 31, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was a lifetime resident of Butler County, and was a student at  the Poplar Bluff High School.  He attended the Fellowship Southern Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the orchestra.  He loved playing in the school band, his trombone and tuba, video games, fishing, camping and hunting. 

Kyle is survived by his father James Curtis “J.C.” Dicken, (Rebecca Cox), of Poplar Bluff, his mother, Lenette (Blackwell) Hendrix and step-father Sheldon Hendrix, of Poplar Bluff; grandparents, Curtis and Wanda Dicken of Poplar Bluff, grandmothers, Terry Callender, of Granite City, Ill. and Linda Pickens, Poplar Bluff; 2 sisters, Megan Pulliam and Taylor Praefke, both of Poplar Bluff; brothers, Eric Cobb, Cody Hendrix and Triston Campbell, all of Poplar Bluff; 2 nieces, Nicole Hendrix, Marlie Hendrix and one cousin, Mallory Dicken; uncle Bobby Dicken and wife Jamie.  

He is preceded in death by his brother, Dylane Eugene Campbell.

Visitation for Kyle  will start at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. (noon) Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the church, with Dr. William Vail and Student Pastor Dave McCormack officiating.  Burial will be in the Dicken Cemetery.

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Junior Davis

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Junior Hardy Davis passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the  Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, at the age of 84. 

 Mr. Davis was born April 25, 1927  in Success, Arkansas, to the late Hardy and Maud (Staner) Davis.  He had lived in Butler County since 1983, but was formerly of Cahokia, Il.  He was a fork lift operator at General Motors.  He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and loved going to church.  He helped start the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Cahokia, Ill. and the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ in Neelyville,  Mo., where he was a church board member.  Mr. Davis also served in the United States Air Force during WWII.

On September 23, 1947, he was married to Maudie Lorene (Newingham) Davis, in Corning, Arkansas.  She survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Barbara Ann Hubbard of Poplar Bluff, and Sharron Kay Davis-Buckner and husband, Alan, of Troy, Ill.; one sister, Josephine Worley of Columbia, Mo., and one brother, Bob Davis, Poplar Bluff.  Six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren also survive. 

Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his parents, Hardy and Maud Davis; sisters, Elise Neal, Marie Hensley, Harvie Sutt, Imogene Kinkade, and Gracie Tuttle; brothers, J.T. Davis and Hurshel Davis. 

Visitation for Mr. Davis will be at 6 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January10, 2012 in the funeral home chapel,with Rev. Glenda Haven and Rev. James A. Wood officiating.  Burial in the Corning City Cemetery, Corning, Arkansas.

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Carlene Kearbey

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Carlene Faye Kearbey passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Westwood Hills Healthcare, at the age of 83. 

Mrs. Kearby was born February 14, 1928, at Fisk, Missouri, to the late Frank and Pearl (Pettypool) Wright. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, going to church and being with her family.  She attended Lone Hill Baptist Church.    

On August 31, 1945, she was married to Robert Asa Kearbey, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He preceded her in death on April 1, 2005. 

She is survived by daughters, Linda Brewer and husband, Posey of Poplar Bluff, and Sandra Pflum and husband, Larry, of Shelbyville, Mo.; grandchildren, Terri Rayner, Christy Whaley, Ginger Hunter, Colin Wescott, Anthony Gipson, and Tammy Gipson.  Eleven great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren also survive. 

Visitation for Mrs. Kearbey will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the chapel, with Rev. Jimmy Gilbert officiating.  Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Joe Harold Sills

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Joe Harold Sills, 81,  of Naylor, Missouri, passed away January 6, 2012 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born June 20, 1930 at Malden, Missouri to the late Etchel Sills and Ivery “Dowdy” Sills.

On December 19, 1951 at Piggott, Arkansas He was married to Mary Little. She survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Gary Sills of Malden, Mo. and Jerry Sills of Malden, Mo.

He  is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Billy Sills.

He enjoyed working and keeping his yard nice. He was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Oxly, Missouri . He had served in the United States Marines during the Korean  Conflict.

Visitation for Mr. Sills will start Sunday January 8, 2012 in the  Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel  at 5:00 p.m. . Funeral will be Monday January 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel, with burial in the Center HIll Cemetery at Fairdealing , Missouri. Elder Troy Martin will be  officiating.

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