Archive for January 2013


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Wanda Hill, 82, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at Westwood Hills Nursing Home, with her husband, of 64 years and family by her side. 

Mrs. Hill was born Nov. 22, 1930 in Butler County, to the late Claude Marion Harwell and Sophie Swan-Harwell.  She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, fishing, bingo and traveling.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She was PTA president, involved in cub scouts, worked in Democrat Club, and was Treasurer in the city PTA council. 

She lived 5 years in St. Louis and  most of her life in Poplar Bluff.  May 28, 1949 she married Bobby Joe Hill in Piggot Arkansas, he survives.

She is also survived by her children; Robert Joseph Hill and wife Teresa of Wappapello, Connie Marie Evans and husband Tom of Poplar Bluff, and Bridgett Leigh Ellis and husband Dale of Poplar Bluff; 4 sisters; Irene Mae Eloff, Geraldine Derrington, Linda Arlene Timmerburg, and Claudette Marion Bennick; 17 grandchildren; Casey Schmidt and husband Ray, April Ellis, Alisha Hill, Kevin Hill, John Hill and wife Mara, Zach Hill, Robert Hill and wife, Colleen, Victoria Hill, David Hill, Andrew Hill, James Hill, Jackson Hill, Shonda Hill and husband Josh, Jason Evans and wife Nicole, Sabrina Khoeler and husband Ryan, Holly Foster and Dustin Foster; 17 great-grandchildren; Jade Schmidt, Evelyn Hill, Preston Hill, Tyler Phelps, Grant  Hill, Aubrey Hill, Greyson Evans, Hudson Evans, Kyle Vaughn, Gabrielle Vinson, Cain Holloway, Caleb Holloway,  Caylee Foster, Brandon Cinnamon, Christian Phillips, Victoria Ellis and Chloe Ellis;  one uncle; Dale Swan, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Claude Marion Harwell and Sophie Swan-Harwell, and one sister; Clara Alene Robinson

A memorial visitation will begin 10:30 AM  Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, MO followed by the memorial service at 11AM Saturday, February 2, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Arvin  Haynes officiating.

In lieu of flowers make memorials to: American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association

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Rev. Wayne O’Dale Brown

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Rev. Wayne O’Dale Brown, age 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

Rev. Brown was born May 18, 1937 at Rolling Forks, Mississippi.  He had previously lived in North Carolina prior to moving to Poplar Bluff  three years ago. 

He was a ordained minister and served in the United States Air Force.   He was also a commercial truck driver and loved to play dominos and golf and work on his home.  He was a member of the  Palace of Praise Church where he served as an Elder and over the hospital ministry.  His greatest love was teaching, preaching and sharing the word of God. 

 On October 3, 1995 he married Darlene (Birdsong) Brown, at Sevierville, Tn.  She survives of the home.

Other survivers include his three sons, George Brown, Mark Brown and Brian Brown; daughter Christie Snow and husband Bill; three grandchildren, Sam Riggins, Hayleigh Snow and Erica Snow. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and  three brothers.

A graveside service and interment was held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Mo. States Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with the Rev. Anthony Williams officiating.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,  February 2, 2013 at the Palace of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff, with Bishop Kent Miller and Rev. Johnnie Williams officiating.

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William Edgar Smith

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

William Edgar Smith, age 61, of  Williamsville, Mo., passed away January 22, 2013 at his home. 

Mr. Smith was born June 1, 1951 at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to the late Mark Alva Smith and Doris (Dean) Smith. 

He served in the United States Army and Air Force during the Vietnam War.

On October 11, 2003, he married Maggie (Casteel) Smith.  She survives.

Also surviving include his children, William Heath Smith, Anthony David Smith, Melvin Alonzo Overton Jr., Melissa Jo Overton and Mickey Lee Andrew Overton, 18 grandchildren and  3 sisters, Sharel D. Murphy, Joan D. Taylor and Barbara L. Cary 

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Anthony Smith.

Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 in the chapel with the Rev. Jason Pruett officiating.  Burial with full Military Honors at the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.

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Marcia Kay (Hogan)Thompson

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Marcia Kay(Hogan)Thompson, age 42, passed away January 17, 2013 at her home. 

She was born February 25, 1970  in Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

Survivors include her children, Christopher Cody Danner, Dennis Jeffrey Danner and Jennifer Nicole Danner, Mary Christine, one brother Billy Gene Hogan Jr.; and one granddaughter, Alexis Mae Danner.

She is preceded in death by her parents Billy Gene Hogan Sr. and Vera Mae (McNew) Hogan.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Gavin Craig Hale

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

One day old Gavin Craig Hale of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

The infant was born January 14, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. 

He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Danyelle Hale of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Emma Grace Hale and twin brother, Garrett Alanson Hale . 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Black Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Paul White officiating.  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home of Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Rev. Harold Leroy Allbritton, 81, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and former resident of Bernie, passed away Wednesday January 16, 2013 at his residence.  Mr. Allbritton was born September 7, 1931 in Bernie, Mo. to the late William Franklin Allbritton and Octa (Clubb) Allbritton. 

Mr. Allbritton was an ordained General Baptist Minister and had pastored many churches in the area.  He was a member of White Hollow General Baptist Church in Clubb, Mo.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting. 

On January 8, 1951 he married Ethel (Henthorn) Allbritton, who survives. 

Other survivors include his children, Darwin Allbritton and wife, Kathy of Jonesboro, Ark., Delores Hill and husband, Larry of Poplar Bluff, Linda Hall and husband, Gary of Poplar Bluff, Dewayne Allbritton and wife, Debbie of Piedmont, Mo., Lisa Young and husband, Jeff of Valley Park, Mo.,Steven Allbritton and wife, Karen of Lowndes, Mo.,William Allbritton and wife, Michelle of Jonesboro, Ark., John Allbritton,of Poplar Bluff, and Debra Hendrix and husband, Kevin of Doniphan; two sisters, Edna Prince and Betty Scott, both of Poplar Bluff; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death are two sons, Teddy Allbritton and Michael Allbritton and one brother, Eugene Allbritton. 

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013,  followed by the funeral services at 2 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. with the Rev. Allen Leutert officiating.  Burial will be in the City Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Tracy Allbritton in care of Steve Allbritton, HCR 2, Box 4630, Lowndes, Mo.




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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Phyllis Lavern James, 49,  of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. 

Ms. James was born June 26, 1963, in Neelyville, Mo.  She  formerly lived in Kansas City, Mo., and was a member of Conley Grove Church. 

She was employed by Genesis Home Care in Poplar Bluff.  She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her companion, Carl James of Neelyville; her parents, Bishop James L. and Georgia Price; her children, Darrell Williams and Darryl Williams, both of Poplar Bluff; her Godson, Tamarcus Williams; two sisters, Angel Bryant and husband, Patrick and Heather Price, both of Poplar Bluff; her brothers, James L. Price Jr. of Columbia, Mo., Ronald Price of South Houston, Tx., Vincent Kincade of  Springfield, Mo, Darryl Price of Belleview, Ill, Anthony Price and wife, Ann, of Poplar Bluff, Alphonso Price and wife, Earnestine, of Poplar Bluff, Glenn Price of Atlanta, Ga., Jeffery Price and wife, Nicole, of Poplar Bluff, and Richard Price of Poplar Bluff; two grandchildren, Jakara and Kobe  Williams.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Moses Young and her grandparents, George U. Kincade and Martha Kincade.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 followed by funeral services at noon at the Lively Stone Church, 522 W. Relief Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. with District Elder G. Jeffery Price officiating.   Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff Cemetery.



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Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Charles Kneir, 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away January 10, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Kneir was born October 6, 1934 in Poplar Bluff.  He was owner of the Chuckwagon Restaurant for 27 years. 

He was a founding member of Christian Church of God and the Lord’s Chapel Church.  He was also a founding board member of the Roy D. Hayden Detoxification Center and the Crisis Line.  He also served in the National Guard.

Mr. Kneir enjoyed  truck patching, farming, playing with grandkids and playing dominos. 

On November 5, 1953 he married Gloria I. (Bruce) Kneir, in Poplar Bluff.  She preceded him in death on August 18, 2005.

He is survived by four children, Sheryl Cundiff and husband, E., of St. Charles, Mo., Charles Michael Kneir and wife, Cheryl, David Kneir and wife, Lori, and Kevin Kneir all of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Naomi Scheps;  3 brothers; Elvin “Sonny” Kneir and wife, Mary, Vernon Kneir and wife, Peggy and Chester Kneir and wife, Shirley; 12 grandchildren, Justin Kneir and fiance’, Whitney, Derek Kneir and wife Dortha, Amber Franklin and husband, Kevin, Krystal Kneir, Blake Kneir and fiance’, Crissy, Charlie Kneir and wife, Destiny, David Andrew Kneir, Lucretia Halfacre and Zachary Brake, Amber Burgett, Shayne Burgett and Lehanne Burgett; 8 great- grandchildren, Madigan and Cruz Franklin, Jaciee, Parker, Bo Wade Kneir, Anna, and Jacob Kneir and Noah Sansoucie.

Also preceding him in death include his parents, Samuel and Minnie (Hawks) Kneir, a daughter-in-law, Christy Kneir;  infant brother,Verlin Kneir and brother-in-law, Charles Scheps.

Visitation will be  held Sunday January 13, 2013 from 6-8 p.m., at Grace ChristianFellowship Church, 3200 Warrior Lane, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral service at 1 p.m.  Monday, January 14, 2013, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Vernon Kneir officiating, assisted by his former pastors,  Rev. Rowdy Boyer and Rev. Boyd Wicker.   Burial in Memorial Gardens.

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Vada Sue Epley

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Vada Sue Epley, 80, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away January 5, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Epley was born November 17, 1932 at Neelyville, Mo., to the late Eugene Gimlin and Ora (Pulliam) Gimlin.  She had been a Butler County resident since 2004, but was formerly of Hannibal, Mo.  She loved to read, play Bingo and her dogs, and dearly loved her great-nephew, Chase.

On February 9, 1965, she married Lloyd C. Epley at Alton, Mo.  He preceded her in death  in December 2000.  She is also preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Hannibal, Mo. with Ron Fowler officiating.

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Dorothy Armor

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Dorothy Mae Armor, 91, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Armor was born December 7, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio and formerly lived in Flint, Michigan.  She was a member of  the Fellowship General Baptist Church and  was a homemaker.  She loved being with her family and her church family.

On October 17, 1948, she was married to Harvey “Jack” Armor in Hamilton, Ohio.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2009.

Surviving are her children, Jack D. Armor and wife, Edith, and Don C. Armor, all of Poplar Bluff; two grandchildren, Heather Spencer and husband, Andrew, of Poplar Bluff and Tracy Carlton and husband, Bob, of Naylor; six great-grandchildren, Craig Spencer, Alexandrea Spencer, Tessa Spencer, Dakota Carlton, Scott Carlton and Danielle Carlton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lucian Flannery and Hazel (Henley) Flannery and one sister, Beulah Allen.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the chapel with the Rev. Byron Beck officiating.  Burial in the City Cemetery.

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