Archive for September 2012

Shirley Emma Doty

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Shirley Emma Doty,age 68, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012, at her residence. 

Mrs. Doty was born July 8, 1944, in Heflin Alabama.  She had lived in Butler County for 53 years.  She was a cook for  W.E. Sears Youth Center and enjoyed making dolls, collecting butterflies, cooking and crocheting.

On September 30, 1960, she was married to George Doty in Plano, IL.  He survives of the home. 

She is  also survived by her two children, Janice Slavings and George Doty II, both of Poplar Bluff; four sisters, Sue Reynolds of Tucson, Az.,  Betty Knapton of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dawn Lucas of Washington State and Gail Martin of Nashville, Tn.; one brother, Louis Reynolds of Northern, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Jamey Wawak, Autumn Wawak, Nikita Doty, George R. Doty III, Anastacia R. Doty, Brian Greer, Chastie Slavings and Dakota Slavings; two great-grandchildren; Zoey Wawak and Hermione Wawak

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Reynolds and Sue (Nelson) Reynolds; and one  brother, John Reynolds. 

Visitation will begin at 1p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 followed by funeral services at 2 p.m.  at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home Poplar Bluff 844 Cedar Street, with the Rev. Jim Hoyt officiating.  Burial will be in Three Springs Cemetery.

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Ronnie Thurman

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Ronnie Eugene Thurman, age 68,  of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his home. 

Mr. Thurman was born November 5, 1943,in Boekerton, MO  to parents William Rufus Thurman and Vivian Beauton ( Disher) Thurman.  He was also  a  resident of Portageville, Mo.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was an over the road truck driver.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion and member of the Elks and Eagles.  He enjoyed dancing with his wife, Norma and was of Christian faith.  

Mr. Thurman was married to Norma  Nell Warbington in 1989 at Portageville, Mo.  She survives. 

Other survivors include one son, Douglas Scott Thurman and six step-children; Linda Mills, Bob Rushin, Bill Rushin, Rick Rushin, Kay Stone and Jim Rushin; one grandchild, Hunter Thurman; and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; William Rufus Thurman, and Vivian Beauton Disher-Thurman; one brother, Billy Dale Thurman.

Visitation will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will follow at 1PM Saturday with Brother Todd Spence officiating.   Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to UCAN, 1419 Maud St. Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901; American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD. 20852 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital

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QUENTIN CARL SAPPINGTON

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Quentin Carl Sappington, 83, of Naylor, passed away Sept. 15, 2012 at the Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan, MO.

Mr. Sappington was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Searcy Arkansas.  He had formerly lived in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He had worked as a chef for Chase Park Plaza Restaurant and was a minister and pastor for churches in the Piedmont and Ellington area. 

Mr Sappington is survived byone sister, Delavina Ferren of Poplar Bluff and many nieces and nephews

Mr Sappington was preceded in death by his parents John Wesley Sappington and Sarah Elizabeth (Keith) Sappington; 4 brothers, John, Forest, James and Grady Sappington. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St, Poplar Bluff, Mo., at 11a.m., with service to follow at 1 p.m., with Donnie Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Ellsinore, Mo, with full military rites.

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George Nall

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

George Wayne Ray Nall passed away, September 3, 2012, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff. 

Mr. Nall was born October 27, 1953 in Hayti, Missouri.  He was a former resident of Colorado and a member of Standfield Missionary Baptist Church.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on cars. 

Survivors include his sons, Michael Nall of Fredricktown, Mo., George Wayne Ray Nall II of Fisk, Mo. and Anthony of Doniphan, Mo.; seven sisters, Joann Broadway of Kennett, Mo., Sandra Parker of Florida, Linda Buhler of Poplar Bluff, Carol Wilburn of Indiana, Olive Early of Poplar Bluff, Tammy Bailey of Indiana and Mary Early of Poplar Bluff; four brothers, Frank Nall of Clarkton, George Nall of Minnesota, Albert Nall of North Carolina, Johnathan Nall of Nebraska; and two grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Charles Steven Clark

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Charles Steven Clark, age 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, August 31, 2012.

Mr. Clark was born November 3, 1957, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Delmar “Tobe” Willis Clark and Maxine Lavina (Marler) Clark.  He was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  He had worked as a truck driver.  He enjoyed St. Louis Blues hockey, feeding wildlife and spending time with his stepson, Chris.

On October 5, 2005, he married Athanasia (Kantzri) Clark.  She survives. 

Also surviving are two stepchildren, Christopher Schulz and Linda Schulz, both of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Marilyn Clark Weaver; one brother Jerry Lynn Clark and wife, Lota, of Palestine, Texas; longtime friend, Jackie; and several cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Services by Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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