Archive for July 2013

James E. Dixon

Monday, July 29th, 2013

James E. Dixon, 47, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Mark Twain Caring Center.

Mr. Dixon was born May 23, 1966, in Pocahontas, Arkansas.   He was a home construction worker and enjoyed arrow head hunting, fishing and outdoor sports.

On October 24, 2005 he married Kimberly (Barber)  Dixon, at Higbee, Missouri. She survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Donald Dixon.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Elmer Dixon and Paulene (Bandy) Dixon and one sister, Amanda Gail Bandy.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1pm at the Loving Jesus Ministries, 2663 Thomas Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901.

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Ben Duncan

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Ben Duncan, 77, of Poplar Bluff, MO., passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Duncan was born August 17, 1935, in Knobel, Ark.  He was of the Christian faith.  A cattle rancher, he enjoyed raising cattle, hunting, fishing, being with his family and loved life to the fullest.

On September 3, 1988, he married Trudy Duncan at Corning, Ark.  She survives.

Also surviving are six children, Pam Scott and husband, Devon, Gail Fox-Dohrman and husband, Jim, Carl Troutt and wife, Becky, Mike Troutt and wife, Renee, Brad Troutt and wife, Alisha and Kristen Lacy and husband, Matt; three sisters, Yvonne Dicus, Margie Cox and Hellen Owen; two brothers, WL Duncan and Oneil Duncan; 10 grandchildren, Jerrica and Julia Fox, Hailey, Meagan, Bryant, Brayden and Nicholas Troutt, Bennett, Logan and Cooper Lacy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie Duncan and Stella (Holleman) Duncan and one sister, Beatrice Norwood.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff . A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Daniel Hirtz officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Poplar Bluff.

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Melvin L. Duhon

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Melvin L. Duhon, 69, of Corning, Arkansas, previously of Orange, Texas, passed away at his home July 8, 2013. 

Mr. Duhon was born January 7, 1944 in Texas and lived in Corning, Ar. for the past 5 years. He worked as a mechanic.  An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing.  

On June 4, 2012 he married Deborah Duhon, in Jasper, Texas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include  three sons, Melvin Duhon Jr. of Orange, Tx., Christopher Hunter and wife, Kelly of Doniphan, Mo., Charles Hunter and wife, Robin of Bidor, Tx.; a daughter, Kim Fairchild and husband, David of Orange, Tx.; sisters, Lucy Dale Sonier, Orange, Tx., Doris Mae Chance, Buna, Tx., Geneva Porter, Cleveland, Tx., Virginia Ruth Arnold, Texas; and many grandchildren.  Special friend, Howard Robinson of Austin, Tx. also survives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Virginia Duhon; two sons, Michael Duhon and Beu Duhon; and one sister, Shirley Atkison.

A private graveside service was held July 12, 2013 at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Mo. in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Wolfe

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Dorothy P. Wolfe, 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Wolfe was born March 27, 1941, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Joseph D. and Mary E. (Dillie) Passley.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo with her brothers and sisters, and loved her children and grandbabies. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Lester Stewart and David Stewart, both of Lady Lake, Fla. and one daughter, Sheila Winslow of Lakeland, Fla.; 7 siblings; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Mrs. Wolfe is also preceded in death by 6 siblings and one grandchild.  

A private family memorial service will be held a later date with burial in Lady Lake Cemetery, Lady Lake, Florida.

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



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Rosie Buhler

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Rosie May Buhler, age 84, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. 

Mrs. Buhler was born May 18, 1929, in Portageville, Mo. ,to the late William and Ethel (Kirk) Beard.  She worked as a nurses aid and enjoyed taking care of all her kids and grandkids, and singing gospel music on the front porch. 

She was married to Delbert Buhler.  He preceded her in death June 1993.

Survivors include her children William Buhler, Richard Buhler and Brenda Hastings; two sisters, Ruth Francisco and Doris Buhler; one brother, Lloyd Beard; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 One son, Robert Dale Buhler, also precede her in death.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday July 19, 2013, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., with Rev. Shelvie Stephens officiating.  Burial will be in the Black Creek Cemetery.


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Arthur Nelson

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Arthur Nelson, age 64, of Harviell, Mo., died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the John Cochran Veteran Hospital, in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Nelson was born November 7, 1948, in St. Louis. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.  He worked as a mechanic and auto parts salesman.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, auto mechanic, his family and grandkids.  He was of the Pentecostal faith and sometimes attended New Life Tabernacle.

On March 20, 1996 he married Donna (Victery) Nelson, in Poplar Bluff.  She survives of the home.

Also surviving include his children, Arthur F. Nelson II and wife, Joyce, Amy Gordon and husband, Chris, LaTonya Nelson and fiance’, John, Jo Hanna Tarpley and husband, Joshua and David Carter and wife, Brittany; two sisters, Judy Ray and Sharron Chapple; brothers, Joseph Marler, Jimmy Livingston and Johnny Nelson; eleven grandchildren and two additional grandsons, soon to be born; five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father, Carmon Nelson and mother, Ellen (Berry) Livingston.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff; followed by a graveside service and burial at 12 noon in the Mo. State Veteran Cemetery, in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military honors.  Pastor Larry Sanders and Rev. Jim Hitze will officiate.



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Ruth Ann Maahs

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Ruth Ann Maahs passed away on July 10, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born on November 6, 1944 in Neodesha, Ks. to Jess and Odetta (Mullens)Powers.

Ruth grew up in Fredonia, Ks and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1962. After high school Ruth attended Mercy School of Nursing in Ft. Scott, Ks. She graduated from the three year program with a degree in Nursing in 1965.  Ruth was a registered nurse for more than 40 years and worked in various specialty areas.

Ruth married Ivan Leroy Maahs on December 10, 1966 in Springfield, Mo. 

Ruth was a member of River of Life in Poplar Bluff. She was a generous person and although she birthed one son she adopted countless kids and was known as “Mama Ruth” to many.

 Her hobbies included collecting bibles and fountain pens, and she loved antiques.  In her younger years Ruth was an excellent sharpshooter and enjoyed demonstrating her keen eye.

Ivan and Ruth had a love of small cars, MG’s in particular, and participated in many Gymkhana Motorsport events.

 Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Odetta Powers, her sister, Helen Wilson, her spouse, Ivan Leroy Maahs, and sister-in-law, Gwen Dryer.

 Ruth is survived by her son Hanz, daughter-in-law Heather and grandson Lawson Maahs, her Father-in-law, Gordon Foster and sister-in-law, Jane Woodruff. Surviving nieces and nephews include Dennie and Judith Gier, Ron and Pam Thuma, Pat and Deanna Wilson, Larry and Robin Stanoshek, and numerous great nephews and nieces.

 Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday July 14, 2013, in the funeral home chapel. Ruth will be laid to rest next to her husband Ivan, at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, Mo. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:00 am.

 Memorial  donations may be made to: The Breadshed at  a non-profit organization in Poplar Bluff.





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Betty McCormick

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Betty Faye McCormick, 74, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died July 9, 2013 at the Mark Twain Caring Center. 

Mrs. McCormick was born April 27, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo., to the late Olon H. Morris and Floy M. (Carver) Morris.  She was owner of the Wagon Wheel Tavern and enjoyed crocheting, game shows and John Wayne movies.  She was also a  member of Eagles EERI 3303 and American Legion. 

On November 12, 1980, she married Leo McCormick in Scott County, Mo.  He preceded her in death December 2005.

Survivors include her daughter, Bobbie Hickman of Naylor; son, Steve Heinsz of Chaffee, Mo.; one sister, Lois Hammer of Hilton Head Island, N.C. and one brother, Robert Osiek of Champaign Ill.; five grandchildren, Leo McCormick, John Wells, Zachery Weed, Thurman Wallace and Michael Gillum; four great-grandchildren, Addison and Landon Weed; Preston and Kelsey Wells.

Also preceding her in death, one daughter, Brandie McCormick.

No services are planned. Arrangements by Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Mary Ellen Brand

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Mary Ellen Brand, 82, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away July 9, 2013, at Mark Twain Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Brand was born February 21, 1931 in Chicago, IL , to the late Thomas Joseph and Mary Ellen (Joyce) McGuire.   In 1951 she was married to Gordon Brand in Chicago, Il.  He preceded her in death on October 1, 2009.  She had worked as a banquet waitress for many years.

Survivors include her children, Rita Cannon, Bernadette Wiley, Moira Brand, Mark Brand, Ellen Restis and Beth Rahe; three brothers, Allen McGuire, Thomas McGuire, and Robert McGuire; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday July 13, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff  followed by funeral services  at 11 a.m. in the chapel, with Rev. Joseph Kappilumakkal Mathai, CMI officiating.  Burial will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Poplar Bluff. 


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Ronald Eugene Humphrey

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Ronald Eugene Humphrey, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Humphrey was born July 8, 1947 at Poplar Bluff. He retired from the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam. He enjoyed making and flying kites, working on bicycles and lawnmowers.

He is survived by one sister, Marian Whoberry and husband, Jerry of Wappapello, Mo. and one brother, Danny Humphrey of Poplar Bluff.

His mother, Clara Mae Humphrey preceded him in death.

Visitation for Mr. Humphrey will begin at 10a.m. Friday July 5, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff, Mo. followed by funeral services at 11a.m. in the chapel, with Ron Fowler officiating. Burial will be held in the Missouri State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

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