Archive for January 2014 – Page 2

Carlena Jones

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Carlena Jones, 91, of Poplar Bluff died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 6:15 a.m. at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Jones was born December 16, 1922, in Ravenden Springs, Ark.  She was a florist and enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, and outdoor work. She was a member of the Naylor Church of Christ.

On June 14, 1943, she married Armand Jones in Egypt, Ark. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1975.

Survivors include her three daughters, Loretta Willcut & husband Dave of Naylor, Mo., Jeanie DeBord (Mike Hovis) of Neelyville, Mo., Mona Johnson & husband Randy of Harviell, Mo.; one son, Donald Jones & wife, Felicia of Doniphan, Mo.;10 grandchildren, Rhonda JungBluth, Tom Colley, Matt Colley, William McNece, Dave & James Willcut, Lorie Wilson, Jason Tharp, Brian Johnson, and Lindsy Wilson,; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, David C. Looney and Ella C. Lane, 3 sisters, and one brother.

Visitation will be from 6-8p.m. Friday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel with the funeral service at 2:00p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Black Cemetery in near Success, Ark.

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Genevieve Hart

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Genevieve Hart, 90, of Neelyville died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. at West Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Plains, Mo.

Mrs. Hart was born May 19, 1923, in Knobel, Ark. She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing the piano, reading and crocheting. She was a member of Mo-Ark Baptist Church where she had served as secretary and treasurer and played piano.

On Oct. 15, 1949, she married Vernon Eugene Hart in Pocahontas, Ark. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Verneal Braden of Viola, Ark., and Carolyn Michnal of Kalispell, Mont,; five grandchildren, Blenda Collins, Dwayne Braden, Kevin Michnal, O’Brian Michnal and Jerrod Michnal; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Nora Richardson; three sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel with the funeral service following. Burial will be at Kinsey Cemetery near Harviell, Mo.

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Bennie Winston Mitchell

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Bennie Winston Mitchell, 70, of Harviell, MO., died at 3:04 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Mitchell was born October 4, 1943, in Pocahontas, Ark. He was a construction worker and specialized in home remodeling. He enjoyed working in his construction and fishing.

Survivors include 2 sons, James Travis Mitchell & wife Shantae, of Pocatello, ID., Benjamin W. Mitchell & wife Joni, of Kansas City, Mo.; 2 daughters, Misty Lynette Mitchell, of Harviell, Mo., Cristy P. Mitchell, of Kennett Mo.; one sister, Terry Paulette Baker, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, Jack Ray Mitchell, of Harviell, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren, Brianna, Ashlynn, Travis, Jacob, Kamryn, Brooklyn, Megan, Kaleb, Levin, Jessi, and Gracie.

Preceding him in death are, his parents, James Everet Benton Mitchell and Loretta Lewis.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Kinsey Cemetery.

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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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