Archive for May 2012

Benita Bernice Wilson

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Benita Bernice Wilson, 61 of Butler county passed away May 26, 2012 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will be 6-8PM  Thurs May 31 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service will begin at 10AM Friday, June 1, 2012 at Black Creek Cemetery with Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. 

Ms. Wilson was born May 2, 1951 in Poplar Bluff.  She was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  She was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church.  She was a CNA and had worked for Butler County In Home Healthcare.  She enjoyed reading,  spending time with her grandchildren, music and loved life. 

She is survived by her longtime companion Freddy Eugene Moore Sr.; her 5  children; Robert Leon Wilson of Poplar Bluff, Lisa Bernice Wilson of Poplar Bluff, Angelia Lynn Peoples of Poplar Bluff, Brandy Kay Moore of Poplar Bluff and Penny Eltannir of Poplar Bluff.  Her mother, Lottie Bernice Tanksley of Poplar Bluff; 2 sisters; Edith Tanksley Bohannon of Poplar Bluff, Brenda Joyce Granger and husband Ernest “Buzzy” of Florida, a brother, Benjamin Richard Tanksley Jr. “Sonny” and wife Angela of Poplar Bluff; 24 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

Ms. Wilson was preceded in death by her father; Benjamin Tanksley, sons, Jeffrey Eugene Moore, and Freddie Eugene Moore Jr.

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CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” SPENCER

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Charles William “Bill” Spencer, 73 of Poplar Bluff , Mo., passed away May 23, 2012 at Westwood Hills Healthcare.  A memorial visitation will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. in the chapel, with Jack Armor officiating. 

Mr. Williams was born October 27, 1938, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He was a lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff and was of the Baptist faith.  He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was a self employed carpenter and enjoyed fishing, wood working, and reading. 

He is survived by his children, Anna Vaughn and husband, William of Poplar Bluff, Charles A. Spencer and wife, Heather of Poplar Bluff, Peter Bennett of Dexter and Nicky Nesbitt and wife Donna, of Fisk; 3 sisters, Lucille Gamble of Poplar Bluff, Anna Dorris of Poplar Bluff and Cybil Nohr; a brother, Fred McMillin; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie (Kilgore) Spencer; a daughter, Angela Bennett Mills, and sister, Sandra Hodge.

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Samuel Alfred Williams

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Samuel Alfred Williams, 58, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday May 22, 2012 at Saint Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Mr. Williams was born on October 23, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  He had worked for Poplar Bluff Street Department and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.   On March 19, 1977, he was married to Pearl Green in Butler County Missouri. She survives.

Also surviving are his two daughters, Tanya Williams of Poplar Bluff and Brandi Stoneman of Artesia, New Mexico; three sisters, Peggy Head, Edna Williams and Ann Williams, all of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Melvin Williams of Fisk and seven grandchildren, Devon Williams, Amaya Richard, Jayden Molina, Jordan Molina, Jarron Williams, Jasmin Molina and Arrissa Williams. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Williams and Ruby (Pettigrew) Williams; one sister, Carol Helms; two brothers, Charles Williams and Jimmy Williams.

Services for Mr. Williams will be Friday May 25 , 2012, with visitation begining at 12p.m. and funeral services to follow at 1p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial in  Ash Hill Cemetery near Fisk, Mo.

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WILLIAM ANDREW BRIDGEMAN

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

William Andrew Bridgeman, 87 of Essex,  passed away May 14, 2012 at Crowley Ridge Nursing Home in Dexter, MO  He was born April 6, 1925, in Glennon, MO  to the late Andrew Bridgeman and Anna Hosenfelt-  Bridgeman.   He had formerly lived in Germany, Arizona and Virginia.  He  retired from the US Army.  He was married to Barbara Bridgeman and she died April 2004.  He enjoyed cars.  He had served in the Navy and the Army.  He was in WW II

He is survived by a nephew Terry Baker, niece Sharon Hart and sister-in-law Almeda Bridgeman. 

He was preceded in death byhis father Andrew Bridgeman and mother, Anna Bridgeman, and   brothers; George Bridgeman and Wes Bridgeman and sister Christina Baker.

No services are planned for Mr. Bridgeman.

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COY LEE JACKSON

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Coy Lee Jackson, 61, of Wappapello, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Bloomfield, with Ron Fowler officiating. 

Mr. Jackson was born December 12, 1950 in Cairo, IL  He was of the baptist faith.  He was a member of the VFW Post 3416 in Wappapello.  Had served in the US Navy during Vietnam War.  He was retired from Army Corps of Engineers.  He liked caring for animals, meat shoots and being with family and friends. 

On April 11, 2005 he married Louise Karnes Jackson in Gatlinburg, TN She survives.  Also surviving are children; Lisa Schreckenburg of Lepold, MO; Stephen Jackson of Jackson, MO, Michael Karnes of Bourbonnais, IL,  Kenneth Karnes of Benton, IL and Nathaniel Karnes of Benton, IL   A sister; Lana Neal of Illinois and seven grandchildren.

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RALPH LEE ROBERTSON

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Ralph Lee  Robertson, 63, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Thursday May 3, 2012 at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 6-8PM at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St  Poplar Bluff, MO.  Funeral Services will be Monday, May 7, 2012 10AM in the funeral home chapel with the  Ronnie and Donnie Fowler officiating.

Ralph was born November 5, 1948 in Poplar Bluff, MO.  He was retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company and was currently working with his father at Berlin Robertson Auto Sales.  He enjoyed spending time with his six grandsons and ballgames.

He is survived by three children; Brenda Brown and husband Rodney of Poplar Bluff; David Sechrest of West Plains, Mo; and Berlin Robertson and wife Amy of Poplar Bluff., his father Berlin Robertson and Mother Louise Jones-Robertson of Poplar Bluff; 6 grandsons; Tyler Davidson, Parker Davidson, Zach Brown, Bailey Davidson, Blake Robertson and Brady Robertson all of Poplar Bluff.

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