Archive for April 2012

Michael Holden

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Michael O. Holden, 59, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Mr. Holden was born June 10, 1952 in Caraway, Ark.. He had worked as a deputy sheriff in Butler County. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and spending time with his daughters.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather Michelle Allen of Waynesville, Mo. and Ashley Marie Hass of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Tina Kearbey of Poplar Bluff; three brothers, Nathan R. Holden, Buddy Kearby, and Joey Kearby all of Poplar Bluff and one grandchild.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Green Forest Church of Christ in Poplar Bluff.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Fayetta Sue Waters, 65, of Poplar Bluff passed away April 25, 2012 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  A memorial visitation will be held at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St.  Poplar Bluff, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2PM and a memorial service at 3PM  with Ron Fowler officiating. 

Ms. Waters was born Nov. 9, 1946 in Welda , KS to the late John Elroy Lamp and Evelene Lillian (Verble) Lamp.  She had formerly lived in Cape Girardeau, Mo  She was of Jehova Witness faith and a homemaker.  She enjoyed reading her Bible, and being around people. 

 She had been married to Melvin Waters who preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a longtime companion, Everett; daughter, Ponda Wood and husband Les of Piggott, Arkansas; son Tom McKinley and wife Neva of Doniphan, MO; 9 grandchildren, Stacey McKinley, Melissa Wood, Wes Wood, Shane Wood, Josh McKinley, James McKinley, Robin McKinley, Kendra McKinley and Tresca Thomas; 3 great-grandchildren, Aden Wood, Caleb McKinley, and Aaron McKinley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelene Lamp, husband Melvin Waters and daughter Brenda Gossett

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Alfonse Webb

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Visitation will begin at 11AM Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church with the funeral service to begin at 1PM at the church.  Dr. Ron Webb to officiate.  Burial with full military honors will be at City Cemetery.

Alfonse Webb was born January 29, 1929 in Tunica, Mississippi to John Wesley & Mattie Mae Webb.  On June 28th, 1952 he married June Marie Williams, and to this blessed union 11 children were born.  On Saturday, April 21, 2012 he departed his physical body and took on his heavenly garments and entered the bosom of Jesus Christ at the age of 83.

 He enlisted in the United States Army in 1952.  He served 13 months and 1 day in the Korean War.  The Army uses military awards to recognize excellence of military members of the force.  He received the following medals and decorations while being enlisted:  Korean Service Medal/2 Bronze Service Stars (KSMW/2BSS), United Nations Service Medal (UNSM), Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), National Defense Service Medal (NDSM), and the Good Conduct Medal (GCM).  In 1954 he received an honorable discharge, which denotes honest and faithful service according to the standards of conduct, courage, and duty to the country.  In his spare time Alfonse…also known as “Pop Webb”, enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, family & friends.  He loved live stock farming and gardening.  He was so proud of his “yearly garden”.  He was also an avid sports fan, who enjoyed watching sports, and was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo where he confessed Christ and served as a Sr. Deacon. 

 He leaves to cherish his loving memory:  His wife of nearly 60 years, June Marie Williams-Webb, 4 daughters: Carolyn Britton, & Dr. Sandra (Dwayne) Jackson both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Delorris Webb Jefferson of Franklin, N.C., & Venorris (Kenith) Delesline of Ozark, Ar.  4 sons: Pastor Alfonse(Jennifer) Webb of Jefferson City, Mo., David (Michele) Webb, Sr., Dr. Ron (Georgia)Webb & Bruce (Sue) Webb all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.  2 sisters: Jewel Ackers of St. Louis, Mo., & Velma (Hank) Sims of Anchorage, Alaska.  3   brothers: C.L. (Lovie Mae) Webb of Memphis, Tn., Elmer Webb of St. Louis, Mo. & Arthur Webb of Charleston, Mo.   He also leaves to a lifetime of cherished memories in the hearts of his loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

 He was preceeded in death by 3 children: Terry Joe Webb, Jeanette Webb-Johnson & a still born baby girl; 2 sisters,  Ressie Kellum & Eunice Webb Mosley; 4 brothers,  Nelson Webb, Wardell Webb, Sr., Benjamin Frank Webb & John Wesley Webb II; and his parents, John Wesley & Mattie Mae Webb.

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Eleanor DeWitt

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Eleanor Jane DeWitt of Poplar Bluff, passed away April 14, 2012, at her home.  She was 76.  Mrs. DeWitt was born July 17, 1935 in Alma, Michigan.

 A former resident of Michigan, she had lived in Butler County since 1982.  She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from  The Cedargate, as a cook.  She loved her family and enjoyed being with them.

She is survived by her six children, John DeWitt of Cheyanne Wells, Colorado, Jason DeWitt and wife, Cindy, of Dexter, Jerry DeWitt and wife, Melissa of Poplar Bluff, Jeff DeWitt and wife, Tami of Poplar Bluff, Jana Langley of Poplar Bluff and Joletta Riddle and husband, Tim of Poplar Bluff;  15 grandchildren, Kyle, Rochelle, Brianna, Katelyn, Kristi, Keagen, Zarek, Amanda, Corey, Jacob, Wayne, Charles, Taeylar, Colten and Elexis and 9 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Rosella Robertson; and one brother, James Cox.

Visitation for Mrs. DeWitt will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.   Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at Black Creek Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, with Pastor Gene Riddle officiating.

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