Archive for January 2014

Curtis Sumner

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Curtis Vinton Sumner, 56, of Paragould, Ar., passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. 

Mr. Sumner was born November 14, 1957 in Granite City,Ill.  He enjoyed singing, preaching, traveling, cooking, and loved animals.  He pastored the Fire House of Praise in Cardwell, Mo. 

In 2001 he married Jan Lee Sumner.  She survives. 

He is also survived by a daughter, Mandy Jo Pyles and son-in-law, Harley, whom he claimed as a son;  his father, William Vinton Sumner and step-mother, Mary Sumner; two half-sisters, Freda Fennel and Deloma Cantaberry; two half-brothers, Otis Edwards and Jimmy Stevens; as well as several nieces and nephews and a large church family that loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother Bessie Wood Sumner

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in the funeral home chapel, with Patsy Weaver and Jerry Summers officiating.  Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Fairdealing, Mo.

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Willie Symantha McVey

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Willie Symantha McVey, 97, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home. 

Mrs. McVey was born December 23, 1916, in Galena, Mo., to the late Harvey and Alta Lou Gracey (Mitchell) Messenger.  She had worked as a clerk at the Arkansas Department of Revenue and retired in 1982.  She enjoyed sewing, Arkansas Razorback sports and life.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Poplar Bluff. 

On August 30, 1941, she was married to William Arthur McVey at Fayetteville, Ark.  He preceded her in death on February 16, 1998. 

Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Arthur McVey Jr. and wife, Ann and Gary Neal McVey and wife, Kay; two sisters, Gynith Louise (Messenger) Sossaman and Marjorie Ellen (Messenger) Pettit; her grandchildren and their families, Gary Neal McVey Jr. and wife, Lindsay Renee, Rebecca Ellen McVey, Brian McVey and Stephanie (McVey) Snyder and husband, Neal.

She is also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Edith (Messenger) McDaniel and brother, Kemett Cebert Messenger.

Visitation for Mrs. McVey will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 6 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo., with the Rev. David Huck officiating.  A graveside service will be held at  2 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Layton Cemetery in Yellville, Ark. with Rev. Donnie Hudson officiating.

The family ask memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff.

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William Marshall Welsh

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

William Marshall Welsh, 56, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Welsh was born February 25, 1957 in Iron county. He had worked for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. He enjoyed working on cars, and studying history. He had attended the Church of Christ on Highland in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Welsh married Helene (Mahamette) Welsh on November 29, 1996 and she survives.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Richard D. Welsh and Hazel (Crain) Welsh.

Memorial Service may be held for Mr. Welsh at a later date. Memorials may be made to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1409, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63902.

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Melba Baldridge

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Melba Delores Baldridge, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mrs. Baldridge was born October 20, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo.  She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, and playing with her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.

She married Gary Baldridge in 2002. He survives.

Also surviving include her children, Megan Berry and husband Marc, Jamie Ivy and wife Valerie, Jeramie Ivy and wife, Stacie and Jason Ivy; stepdaughters, Andrea Baldridge and Bettina Blackburn; her father, Ruford Bazzell; two sisters, Carline Robinson and Bernice Borden; brothers, Lonnie Bazzell, Ronnie Bazzell, Emery Bazzell and Dewayne Bazzell; grandchildren, Joshua Ivy, Emmaleigh Ivy, Madison Berry; step-grandchildren, Shawn Blackburn and Alyssa Blackburn, as well as one grandchild on the way.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Izetta (Moore) Bazzell.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 12 noon.  Ron Fowler will officiate.  Burial will be in the Cochran Cemetery.


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Clifford Nelson

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Clifford Lee Nelson, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center.

Mr. Nelson was born March 30, 1940, in Parma, Mo.  He was a retired iron steel worker who had served in the United States Army. He enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, hunting and being with his grandchildren.

He was married to Sue Ann Nelson for 47 years.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Hallum and Rick Nelson; three sisters, Pat Loosemore, Peg Cooper and Dorothy Yates; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Randy Nelson; two daughters, Robin and LeeAnn; his parents, Luther and Pearl Nelson; and one brother, Samuel “Wink” Nelson.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The Graveside funeral service will begin at 11a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Ash Hill Cemetery, with full military honors.  The Rev. Everett Gunter will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Rick Nelson, P.O. Box 257, Marble Hill, Missouri 63764.


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