Archive for April 2013

Ruth M. Carl

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Ruth M. Carl, age 71, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 in the Cedargate Nursing Home. 

Mrs. Carl was born June 27, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Blake R. and Mary (Timmons) Birdsong.  She was a beautician and enjoyed needle point, crochet, and reading. 

She is survived by her children, Debra Abu-Raqabeh of St. Charles, Mo., Robert Anthony Carl of Sealy, Tx., George A. Carl Jr. ,of  Lake Providence, Louisiana, Thomas Carl and Chris Carl, both of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Anita Birdsong, Alene Sweeza and Janis Birdsong, all of Poplar Bluff; three brothers, Russell Birdsong, Harvielle, Mo., Teddy G. Birdsong and Blake T. Birdsong, both of Poplar Bluff; her grandchildren, Christina Carl, of Poplar Bluff, Anthony Wayne Bales, Ellsinore, Mo., Susan Dorris, St. Charles, Mo., Amber Carl, Poplar Bluff, Christy Francis, Dallas, Tx., and Farrah Carl, of Poplar Bluff.  Six great-grandchildren also survive.

Also preceding her in death are her sister, Mary Stewart; her brother, Bill Birdsong and one grandson, Samuel Smith.

Visitation for Mrs. Carl will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar, Poplar Bluff, Mo., with the Rev. Keith Luke officiating.  Burial in the Black Creek Cemetery.

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Norman Bailey

Monday, April 29th, 2013

James “Norman” Bailey, age 84, passed away at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday April 24, 2013.

Norman was born on September 24, 1928 in Clay County, Ark.

He moved with his family to Poplar Bluff, Mo. as a child, where he later met and married Sue Alexander McKinney in February, 1967.  He retired from Kelly Electric as a foreman in 1993.  He moved with his wife to Colorado Springs in May of 2009, to be closer to his son and grandchildren.  Norman enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and antiquing.  He spent many happy hours at the Sale Barn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Nota (Stafford) Bailey; five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Sue;  his son, Richard McKinney and wife, Denise; one grandson Steven McKinney and wife, Bjana; one granddaughter, Sarah McKinney and husband, Hector; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Caitlyn, Inesia, Isaac, and Eloise, all of Colorado Springs.  He is also survived by one brother, Olden Bailey; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and a son, Jim Bailey, by a previous marriage.

Norman was a kind and gentle man who was beloved by his family and will be greatly missed. 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, on W Highway in Williamsville, Mo., with Rev. Ralph Mayes officiating.  Arrangements made by Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Vicki Sue Reynolds

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Vicki Reynolds,age 50, of Williamsville, Mo.,  passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at her residence. 

Mrs. Reynolds was born November 12, 1962, in Phoenix, AZ, to her parents, William Eugene and Tresa Jane (Price) Abney, who survive.  Also surviving are her husband, Elmo Reynolds; children, Donald Gilliam, Shawn Gilliam, Jason Reynolds, Roy Reynolds, Matilda Reynolds, and Kenneth Reynolds; one sister, Christy Gibson, and one brother, Billy Abney and 15 grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at noon Monday April 29, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. followed by   the funeral service at 1p.m., in the chapel, with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Black River Cemetery, JJ Hwy, near Williamsville, Mo.

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James Albert May

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

James Albert May, age 66, of Grandin, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. May was born July 15, 1946, in Newton, Kansas, to the late Virgil Thomas and Lillian L. (Jantz) May.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and later retired as a cabinet maker.  He enjoyed fishing and was a collector.

He was married to Wilma (Sapp) May in Newton, Kansas.  She survives.  He is also survived by two sisters, Carol and Peggy and two brothers, Tommy and Melvin.

A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. in charge of arrangements.



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Emily Marie Knuckles

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Emily Marie Knuckles, age 74, lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away April 20, 2013 at her home. 

Mrs. Knuckles was born May 16, 1938 in Parma, Mo.  She was a cook for the Missouri Youth Services and enjoyed cooking and being with family and bowling.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Wooten and husband, Keith of Grandin, Mo., Thomas Knuckles Jr. and wife, Robin of Ellsinore, Mo., Billy Knuckles and Carla Knuckles  both of Poplar Bluff, Joyce Green (honorary daughter) of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Wilma Teachener of Poplar Bluff, Mary Riley and husband, Mickey of Malden, Mo., Carol Todd and husband, Jerry of Tiptonville, Tn.; three brothers, Chester Daves , Freddie Daves and wife, Sharon, and Marvin Berry and wife, Robin all of Poplar Bluff; grandchildren, Kasie Knuckles, Thomas A. Knuckles, Emily Knuckles all of Poplar Bluff, Kristi Law of Neelyville; God grandsons, Jason Holder of Poplar Bluff and Kyle Holder of Afghanistan; great- grandchildren, Katlyn Burris of Williamsville, Brooklynn Thayer of Grandin, Aubree Knuckles of Poplar Bluff, Ashley Law and Jacen Litterst of Neelyville; and one great-grandchild, Brendon Wooten (who is on the way); special friends, Donnie Vickery, Betty Richardson, Opal Mowery and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Knuckles was preceded  in death by a daughter, Anita K. Knuckles; her parents, Jesse Daves (December 31, 1992) and Alpha (Bridges) Daves Berry (January 12, 1984); one sister, Beulah Reese, and one great- grandchild, Maria Fay Knuckles.

Visitation for Mrs. Knuckles will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 23, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services at 1p.m.  Wednesday April 24, 2013  in the chapel, with  Rev. Shelly Elkins officiating.  Burial in  Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be made to UCAN.

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Ethel Marie Allbritton

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Ethel Marie Allbritton, age 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Allbritton was born October 20, 1934 in Neelyville, Mo. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers.  She was a member of White Hollow General Baptist Church in Clubb, Mo. 

On January 8, 1951, she  married  Rev. Harold Leroy Allbritton, who preceded her in death January 16, 2013. 

Mrs. Allbritton is survived by nine children, Darwin Allbritton and wife, Kathy of Jonesboro, Ar, Delores Hill and husband, Larry of Poplar Bluff, Linda Hall and husband, Gary of Poplar Bluff, Dewayne Allbritton of Piedmont, Lisa Young and husband, Jeff, Valley Park, Mo., Steven Allbritton and wife, Karen, Lowndes, Mo., William Allbritton and wife, Michelle of Jonesboro, Ar., John Allbritton, Poplar Bluff, and Debra Hendrix and husband, Kevin, of Doniphan; two brothers, Bill Henthorn of Mt. Vernon, Ia. and Loren Hentorn of Laughlin, Nevada; twenty-three grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. 

She is also preceded in death by her parents, Walter Henthorn and Flora Bell (Cook) Cope; two sons, Michael “Mike” Allbritton and Teddy Allbritton;  one sister, Melba Myers and one brother, Don Henthorn. 

Visitation for Mrs. Allbritton will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. , followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Allen Leutert officiating.  Burial in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Henrietta Whitehorn

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Henrietta Whitehorn, age 63,  of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at her home. 

Mrs. Whitehorn was born July 9, 1949, at Caruthersville, Mo., to the late Henry and Mattie (Harris) Whitehorn.  She was a former resident of  St. Louis, Mo., but lived in Butler County for the past 27 years and worked at Gates Rubber Co. in Poplar Bluff.  She enjoyed her family, watching T.V. and going to church.  She was a member of Lively Stone Church of God. 

She is survived by three children, Rhonda Higgs, Tiffany Harris, and Lance Whitehorn; eight sisters, Mattie Griffin, Juanita Maxwell, Onietta Whitehorn, Gladys Hayes, Betty Sue Whitehorn, Cathaleen Jackson,Stella Hunt, and Florine Parson; two brothers, Larry Whitehorn and Charles Whitehorn; seven grandchildren, Dominique Higgs, Candace Higgs, Darius Higgs, Darian Higgs, Daliecia Harris, Jasmine Harris, and Kaleb Whitehorn; one great-grandchild, ZaMiyah Higgs.

Mrs. Whitehorn is also preceded in death by one son, Bobby Whitehorn and one grandchild, Dio Janay Higgs.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the funeral home chapel, with Elder Jeffery Price officiating.  Burial in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.



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Lois Geneva Plunk

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Lois Geneva Plunk,71, of Harviell, Mo., passed away Saturday April 13, 2013 at her home.

Mrs. Plunk was born December 15, 1941 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, to the late William Jackson and Virginia (Eaton) Jackson. She was married to Harlen Plunk on May 2, 1981, in St Louis, Missouri.  He survives.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, being with family, watching old movies, playing cards, cooking, and she loved having company. She was a member of the Harviell First Baptist Church.

She is also survived by her children, Robert Dunscombe and wife, Lisa and Sonja Ryan and husband, Kevin; two sisters, Flora Rice and Alice Winters; two brothers, Jerry Jackson and Dean Jackson; four grandchildren, Jamie Kleyn, Danielle Williams, Matthew Dunscombe and Lindsay Ryan; four great- grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan, Logan, and Mia.

Visitation for Mrs. Plunk  beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral service at 12 noon in the chapel, with Rev. Tommy Knodell officiating. Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery in Poplar Bluff. 

Family requests, in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave, St Louis, Missouri 63139.

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Deloras A. Payne

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Deloras A. Payne of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Payne was a former resident of St. Louis, Mo. and retired from the U.S. Federal Government Dept. of Justice.  She enjoyed her family, southern gospel music, reading, decorating, flowers, figure skating, travel, piano, and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.  She presently attended Westside Church of God, but was a member of her home church, First Church of God.

She is survived by one daughter, Lori Dawn Ethridge; two brothers, Larry Dare and wife, Judy and Terry Dare and wife, Jackie; her grandchildren, Scotty Engle II and Regina Ethridge; great-grandchildren, Ariana Engle and Kaylee Ethridge as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Eugene and Opal Belle (Hendrix) Dare.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff with Pastor Bill Wiles officiating.  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, of Poplar Bluff, in charge of arrangements.


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Edna Mae (Moore) Walker

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Edna Mae (Moore) Walker,age 95, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday April 5, 2013, at the Oak Dale Care Center.  

Mrs. Walker was born October 24, 1917 in Oxly, Missouri, to the late Floyd and Rosie (Sheridan) Moore. A former resident of Doniphan, Mo., she had lived in Poplar Bluff for 14 years. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed gardening, flowers and quilting.

 On July 6, 1933, she  married  Fred Walker at Oxly, Mo.  He preceded her in death on May 13, 1976.

Survivors include her children, Ethel Gillespie (Glen), of Cold Water, Mo., Bonnie Burns of Poplar Bluff, Bob Walker (Mayjean) of Belknap, Ill., Don Walker (Naomi) of Monet, Mo. Patricia Bickford (Archie) of  Poplar Bluff, Bill Walker (Kathy) of St. James, Mo., Linda Snodgrass, Cape Girardeau, Fred Walker (Sabrina), Apache Junction, Az., Brenda Stenger of Poplar Bluff and John Walker (Beverly) of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Anna Bell (Billy) Vick and Rose Mary Fisher of Trinity, Tx.; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

She is also preceded  in death by one son, Jim Walker; and several brothers and sisters.

Services for Mrs. Walker will be Sunday April 7, 2013, with visitation beginning at 12 noon, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street in Poplar Bluff, with Pastor Marvin Creelman officiating.  Burial will be in Gum Cemetery, near Naylor.

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