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Robert Greer

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Robert Francis Greer, age 29, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away February 20, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.   

Mr. Greer was born September 11, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

He was a fanatic about Cardinal Baseball and loved attending the games.  He also enjoyed wrestling, hunting and fishing, and  was a mentor for Big Brothers and Sisters. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church and was employed by Home Depot in Poplar Bluff, of which he considered his second home. He loved his job as much as he loved the Cardinals.

Survivors include his mother, Thurma (Rippee) Griffith Mills; his sisters, Fanci Griffith, Laura Greer, Teresa Greer, Jenifer, Susan and Jessica; brother, Charles Greer; five nieces, Aschah and Sarah Smith, Chelsea, Rayne and Hailie; his uncles J.R. Rippee, Bobby Rippee, Charlie Rippee, Billy Rippee, and Steve Jonesy Green; aunts, Cathy Green and Sharron Rippee; great-aunt, Zella M. Cox; great-uncles, Jamie Anderson,Thomas Anderson and Walter Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bruce Greer; grandparents, Roy and Bessie Rippee and Charles and Viola Greer. 

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Chuck Clark officiating.  Burial in the Kinsey Cemetery.



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Wayne L. Woods

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Wayne L. Woods, age 81, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away February 19, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  

Mr. Woods was born February 7, 1932, in Greenville, Mo., to the late Curtis R. and Clara (Tackett) Woods.  He was a lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff and retired from Luecke Distributing.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.  He was a member of Midland Church.

On June 18, 1949, he was married to Eva (Duckett) Woods, in Piggott, Arkansas.  She preceded him in death on January 1, 2004.   

Mr. Woods is survived by two sons, Phillip Woods of Poplar Bluff and Rodney Woods of Little Rock, Ar.; one brother, Carl Woods of Wappapello, Mo.; grandchildren, Stacey Ambroselli of Austin, Texas, Justin Woods of Louisville, Ky., Callie Wood and Whitney Allstun of Poplar Bluff; great-grandchildren, Braydn Wood, Mia Osgood, Noah Allstun, and Brody Allstun; and special friend, Bea Christian.

Also preceding him in death, one sister, Hazel McIver and one brother, Willard Woods.   

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. The funeral service  will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 in the chapel with Pastor Paul White officiating.  Burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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Howard Zane Turner

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Howard Zane Turner of Neelyville Mo., cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed from this world to his eternal home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the age of 85.

Mr. Turner was born Jan 2, 1928 in Arkansas to Burl and Tula Mae Turner.

On November 5, 1948 he married Wilma Knowlton She preceded him in death.

He married Barbara Burns on September 13, 1990, She survives.

Howard ran Turner Farms for 50 years before he retired in 1995.

Mr Turner was an avid gunsmith who worked on many guns over the years enjoyed collecting guns and a personal collection. He was also active member of the NRA. Howard loved the outdoors and was a life-long hunter and fisherman. His home showed his passion for hunting by his various hunting trophies.

He was of the Church of Christ faith and a man with upstanding character.

He believed in hard work and a handshake was as good as your word.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Turner (Lori), Mike Turner (LaDonna), two stepdaughters, Debbie Royer, Stephanie Pennington (Joe) one stepson, Don Burns (Sherry).

13 grandchildren Brandi Lumby (Justin), Ryan Turner (Becky), Tyler Turner, Sonya Turner-Sutton, Ashley Turner, Donnie Turner (Michell), Chuck Hunter, Chris Hunter (Kelly), Alex Burns, Grant Burns, Dylan Pennington (Melissa), Marcus Pennington and Breanna Pennington and 11 great-grandchildren.

Howard is also survived by 4 sisters Zelphia, Cona, Betty and Mary Jo. 3 brothers Burley, Tom and Drew and a special friend Willie McComb.

Mr. Turner was preceded in death by one child, David Ray Turner, one grandson, one sister, seven brothers and his parents.


Visitation will be held on Monday Feb. 18, 2013, after 6:00 pm at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Neelyville Mo.

With funeral services held on Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm also at the Chapel

Officiating will be Orbra Williams and internment will be in Memorial Gardens, Poplar Bluff Mo.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the N.R.A.

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Bonnie Darlene (Harlan) Hill

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Bonnie Darlene (Harlan) Hill, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Wednesday February 13, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. 

Mrs. Hill was born October 15, 1944, in Neelyville, Mo. to James and Elda (Kittredge) Harlan.

On February 5, 1966, she married Eugene B. Hill and was happy to have celebrated 47 wonderful years together.

Bonnie was a wonderful cook and loved feeding her many friends and family.  She enjoyed quilting, canning and always had a huge garden.  She was a member of Fellowship General Baptist Church.  She had been a member of TOPS 734 for 30 years and was proud to achieve KOPS status.  Bonnie was also a caregiver to so many including her aunt, uncle and mother.  One of her greatest pleasures was being a grandmother and she delighted in caring for her 3 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Harlan, in 1984.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Hill;  her daughter, Darlene Shackleford and son-in-law Kevin Shackleford; three beloved grandchildren, Samantha, Gavin and Andrew Shackleford; her mother, Elda Harlan, all of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Linda French and husband, Harvey of Harviell, one brother, Alan Harlan and wife, Alisia of Doniphan; her mother-in-law, Nora Hill, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from 12:30- 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Byron Beck officiating.  Burial held in the Kinsey Cemetery near Harviell, Mo.


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Sandra Lucille Hudson

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Sandra Lucille Hudson, 71 of Doniphan. Missouri passed away February 7, 2013 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau, Mo.. She was born November 25, 1941 at LaPorte, Indiana to the late Albert Gierke and Lucille Vantine Gierke.

On October 12. 1991 at Corning, Arkansas she was married to Bill Hudson. He survives.

Also surviving, Two Step Daughter, Lydia Bradley of Knox, Indiana and  Penny McDowell of Union Mills, Indiana, Four sister; Barbara Wiggins of San Diego, California, Pat Krassow of Warsaw, Ind., Darla Clark of LaPorte, Ind., Ketra Bolster Hamlet, Ind. two brothers, Eugene Gierke and Brooks Hill both of LaPorte, Indiana also survive. Several nieces and nephews  and grandchildren survive.

She is preceded in death by, 3 brothers, Albert Gierke Jr., Jim Gierke and Don Gierke.

Visitation for Mrs. Hudson will be Monday Night February 11, 2013 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Starting at 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Funeral services for Mrs Hudson will be Saturday February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Cutler Funeral Home at LaPorte, Indiana. Burial will be in Rollin Prairie Cemetery In LaPorte, Indiana..

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Dorothy Williams

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Dorothy Williams, 81, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Williams was born August 1, 1931, in Hickman, KY.

 She had been a seamstress for many years, as well as many other jobs outside the home over the years.  She enjoyed sewing, canning and gardening. 

She is survived by her children, Kenneth Siebert and wife, Deborah of Glennonville, Mo., David Siebert and wife, Kristy of Fisk, and Jennifer Ward of Poplar Bluff; a sister, Betty Wilkinson, of Spring, TX; 9 grandchildren, Melanie Timbs, Heather Siebert, Roxanne Siebert, Adrian O’Neal, Jeremy Siebert, Dustin Siebert, April Stewart, Matthew Ward and Hallie Ward; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Dotson and Willie Mae Martin-Dotson; two sons, Dennis and Joseph Siebert; and a sister; Margaret Czarnicki.

A private family burial will take place at a later date.

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