Archive for September 2013

Lottie Rice

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Lottie Berniece Rice , 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Rice was born February 27, 1946 in Clinton Ill., to the late Terry Littleton and Lena (Hesserode) Farley.  A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, reading and shopping.  She was of the Morman belief and a member of Rebecca’s Red Hats. 

She was married to Clarence Gordon Rice.  He preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a son, Larry Rice and two daughters, Paula Overton and Barbara Smith; a sister, Anne King; brothers, Talmadge Farley and Terry Farley; her grandchildren, Crystal Pope, Brian Burns Jr. Ronin Rice, Dillon Rice, George Smith, Larry Smith and Paul Herrod as well as four great-grandchildren.

One brother, Bill Parker, also preceded her in death. 

No services are planned at this time. Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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Keith Robertson

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Keith Robertson, 29, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. 

He was born August 27, 1984 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Robertson Contractors.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being with his family, loved to work and was a loving provider for his wife and children. He was a member of the Palace of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff.

On January 21, 2005 he married Danielle Dawn (West) Robertson in the Bahamas.  She survives.

Other survivors include his beautiful children, Addison, Aiden, and Adleigh Robertson; his father, Gregory Robertson of Poplar Bluff and mother, Lana (Jennings) Lee; grandparents, Calvin and Joan Robertson, Gene and Helen Hon and Wanda Flurry and a brother, Jason Jennings. 

Keith will also be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles as well as his many friends.

 He is preceded in death by a grandfather, Dean Jennings.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wayne Burchett officiating.   Burial will be held in the Sparkman Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made at First Midwest Bank  and First Missouri Bank in Poplar Bluff.

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Morgan Whittington

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Morgan Whittington, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at his home. 

Mr. Whittington was born August 24, 1937, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Frank and Pauline (Phelps) Whittington.  He was a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, spending time with family and telling stories and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.  He also worked at McDonnel Douglas.  He was a member of the American Legion.

On July 13, 1984 he married Judy (Phelps) Whittington.  She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Delora Winchester and Debra (Al) Martin, both of O’Fallon, Mo., Tina  (Alex) Dugas of Mountain View, Becky (John) Rice of Doniphan, Tracy (Boo) Sheppard of Poplar Bluff, and Judy Raye Hansmann (James McCormack) of West Plains; a  sister, Pauline Johnson and brother, Kermit Willis;  grandchildren, Jackie, Justin, Deanna, Deidre, Jerry, Josh, J-Lynn, Jacob, Kara, Kenna, Kyle Morgan, Jadian, Jaci, Jakoby and Jacelyn and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death; two sisters, Jeanette Lourance and Shirley Kemp, one brother, Jeron Whittington, as well as one grandson, David Franklin.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff,  followed by funeral services at 12 noon, with Joe Bissette officiating.


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Ona Whittenburg

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Ona Mae Whittenburg, 90, of Caruthersville, Mo., passed away Sunday September 22, 2013 at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. 

Mrs. Whittenburg was born September 16, 1923 in Pat, Oklahoma, to the late Claude and Roxie (Carter) Spangler. 

She was married to Charlie Whittenburg.  He preceded her in death. She attended the Zion Lutheran Church and was a  former owner of The Jewel Theater.

She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Harlan and Deborah Hicks and a daughter-in-law, Fay Whittenburg; twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Also preceding her in death includes daughter, Ona Marie Whittenburg and son, Charles “Butch” Whittenburg.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  Burial in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.


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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Linda Gilliam, 60, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away at her residence, Sunday, September 15, 2013. 

Mrs. Gilliam was born June 22, 1953 in Poplar Bluff.  She was of the Pentecostal faith. 

She was retired from SUSA (Starting USA) factory.  She enjoyed her family, fishing and watching wildlife. 

On February 9, 1990 she married Warren Gilliam, in Corning Arkansas.  He survives.  Also surviving are her children, Nicole Ruble and husband, Clinton and Billy Whoberry and wife, Stephanie; her mother, Grace Elledge; sisters, Cathy Fiehtner and husband, Chip and Shirley Graves and husband, Mike; two grandchildren, Renea Lorentz and Lindsey Ruble. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Hudson.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by an 11:30 a.m. GRAVESIDE funeral at Black Creek Cemetery, with Rev. Randy West officiating.

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Friday, September 13th, 2013

Charles “Chuck” McCormick, 69, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 in Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mr. McCormick was born Nov. 10, 1943 in Holland, Mo. to the late Howard McCormick and Annie Marie Rollins-McCormick. 

He attended the Palace of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff, where he enjoyed ushering and door greeting.  He was retired from the Elgin street sweeper factory.  He was a veteran of the US Army. 

In 2007  he married Mildred Pierce-McCormick in Springfield, Mo.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2009. 

Chuck is survived by his mother, Ann McCormick of Poplar Bluff; a brother, Jerry McCormick; a special cousin Barbara, a special dog Misty and other cousins and uncles. 

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by a p.m. graveside funeral at Bernie Cemetery, Bernie Mo. with  Bishop Kent Miller officiating.

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Brandon Brummett

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Brandon Monroe Brummett, 18, of Wappapello, Mo., died Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Sikeston, Mo.

He was born October 14, 1994, at Hayti, Mo.  He enjoyed drawing, skate boarding, music, video games and tinkering on cars. 

He is survived by his parents, Jeffery Priest and Angela (Drowns) Priest; one sister, Brittney Brummett; three brothers, Zachary Klusmeier and Geren Klusmeier and wife, Heather and Random Brummett; his grandparents, Jim and Peggy Priest, Ed and Lois Brummett, Gloria Drowns, Jimmie and Della Drowns. 

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Ron Dixon officiating. 

Memorials on behalf of Brandon can be made to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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Thurman Baucom

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Thurman Deloy Baucom, 71, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, September 2, 2013, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Baucom was born February 9, 1942, in Poplar Bluff, to the late George Wesley and Virgie (Tuttle) Baucom.  A farmer, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, sale barns and visiting. 

Survivors include his life-time partner, Nadine Baucom; one son, Cecil Deloy Baucom; one sister, Emma Sue Bridgeman; four brothers, Jimmy Ray Baucom, Chester Emmit Baucom, Alvie Loran Baucom and Arthur Raymond Baucom; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death include two sisters, Mary Estelee Yingling and Margie Lou Baucom.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff,  followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. in the Qulin Cemetery. 


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Cora Russell

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Cora Lee Russell, 88, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at Westwood Hills Health Care.

Mrs. Russell was born May 17, 1925 in Geneseo, Kansas, to the late Nicholas and Beulah (Nicholson) Campbell. A homemaker, she enjoyed being around people and crossword puzzles.  She attended Kerns Chapel Church in Stringtown, Mo.

She was married to Hadley A. Russell in 1952 and he preceded her in death July 30, 1992. 

Mrs. Russell is survived by three sons, Roger Russell , Roy Cash and Larry Cash; two sisters, Virginia Ward and Cleo Crofford; 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

Also preceding her in death include a brother, Ralph Campbell and several half-brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at  Kerns Chapel Church, in Stringtown, Mo.   Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. in charge of arrangements.


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