Archive for February 2014

Argie Davis

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Argie Mae Davis, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. 

Mrs. Davis was born April 26, 1928 in Caruthersville, Mo. to the late Lonnie and Clara (Drake) Tanner. 

On February 18, 1961 she married Gerald Lester Davis.  They were married over 50 years. He survives. 

Argie enjoyed the Dollar Store and liked fish dinners. They say she really didn’t like animals, but every now and then she would feed the neighbors cats and dogs and she dearly loved her family.

Also surviving are her daughters, Kathy and husband, Mark Ramsey and Patty and husband, Paul Meador; 2 brothers, Lloyd Tanner and Robert Tanner; grandchildren, Lacee, Kyle, Mariah, Miranda, and Marissa; one great-grandchild, Grayson. 

One brother, Junior Tanner also preceded her in death. 

Visitation for Mrs. Davis will begin at 12 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Heart Association.

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Michael Bame

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Michael Joseph Bame, 50, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bame was born April 19, 1963 in Poplar Bluff.  He enjoyed fishing, swimming and loved the outdoors.  He was a member of the VFW Post 3416 and attended Bible Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Clark; his siblings, Laura Pickard, Margaret Sparks and Wendell (Ricky) Bame Jr.; children, Amber, Johnny, Sarah, Bryon, Brandon, Tyler, Joe, Shawn and Jason; 2 grandchildren; and special friend, Carol Driscoe.

His father, Wendell Bame Sr. preceded him in death.

A memorial will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.


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Sherry Sturgeon- Shaw

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Sherry Sturgeon-Shaw, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away February 15, 2014. 

She was born September 10, 1950 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. to the late Bill and Nadine (Parker) Sturgeon. 

She had been a Registered Nurse and enjoyed painting, riding horses, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Shaw; brother, Ronnie Sturgeon; and her grandchildren, Ariel Darnell, Madison Toombs, Mason Toombs and McGowen Toombs.

She was  also preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Toombs.

A memorial visitation will be held at 2 pm on Saturday March 1 and memorial service will begin at 3 pm with Ron Fowler officiating.

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Paul Grobe

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Paul Grobe, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Grobe was born October 1, 1938 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a member of Black River General Baptist Church and served in the United States Navy. He was co-owner of Tractor Supply and had owned a metal building construction company for many years.   He  also worked as a computer tech for IBM. 

On August 19, 1958 he married Mary (Romine) Grobe of Beeville, Tx.  She survives. 

Other survivors include his children, Carl Grobe and wife, Melba, Linda Grobe, Karen Grobe, Roger Grobe and wife, Shannon and Patricia Giarrusso and husband, Mike; one brother, Don Grobe; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Grobe was preceded in death by his parents Paul E. Grobe and Elsie (Wilhelm) Grobe and two brothers Richard and Terry Grobe.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jim Sanders officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors.

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Edna Mae Ridlen Cheek

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Edna Mae Ridlen Cheek, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Oakdale Caring Center. 

Edna was born October 5, 1924, at Fairdealing, Mo., to the late John and Lily (Parrish) Nobles. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and was always active in each of her churches she attended.  She especially enjoyed the Joy Meetings, her Sunday school class and various missions.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.  She also enjoyed fishing and sewing. 

She married John W. Ridlen on January 19, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo.  He preceded her in death on February 16, 1992. 

Survivors include one son, Roger W. Ridlen and wife, Glenda of Fairdealing, Mo.; a sister, Vivian Moritz, of Maywood, Ill.; three grandsons, Scott Ridlen (Lee) of Bella Vista, Ar., Mark Ridlen (Susie) of Piedmont, Ok., Marty Grace of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two granddaughters, Stephanie McCutcheon, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Michelle Ridlen of Bakersfield, Ca.; 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  A host of family and friends also survive.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Joy Grace. 

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. a Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Dr. William Vail will officiate.  Burial will be held at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.


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Mark Edward Zink

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Mark Edward Zink, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at his residence. 

Mr. Zink was born May 20, 1958, in St. Louis, Mo.  He was a landscaper and enjoyed fishing. 

October 3, 1998 he married Cindy Piroli Zink, in Poplar Bluff.  She survives. 

Also surviving are his children, Christopher J P Zink, and April Marie Zink-Franklin; stepchildren, Chiristopher Piroli and Wendy Piroli; his parents, George and Barbara Nichols-Zink; a sister, Vickie Earnst, and brother, Matthew Zink; grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Franklin and step- grandchildren, Austin, Aaron and Allyson Bagwell, Payton Hall, and Brooklyn and Miabella Piroli.

Visitation will begin at 1p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., in the chapel.  Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery.

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Gregory Bost

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Gregory Thomas Bost, 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Medical Center. 

Mr. Bost was born October 12, 1962 in Columbus, Indiana.  He enjoyed the outdoors, watching birds, drinking soda, cars, and collecting mom and baby items.

He is survived by his mother, Ila Taylor; one sister, Robin Dillinger and brother, Richard Dillinger; a niece, Ashley Taylor and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A memorial visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 6:30 p.m.

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Joshua Anderson

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Joshua Aaron Anderson, 26, of Poplar Bluff, Mo, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. 

Joshua was born January 25, 1988 in Paragould, Ar. He worked construction and heavy equipment repair.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family. 

Survivors include his parents, Timmy and Mary (Ogden) Anderson; his fiance, Brittany Jarrel; one sister, Crystal Jackson and brother, Jeffrey Loyd; his grandmother, Anna Hale; two nephews,  JJ Wilburn, Jordan Loyd; three nieces, Paula Jackson, Kristin Jackson, and Allison Martin.

Joshua was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Nancy Ogden, and Andrew Anderson.

Visitiation will be held Sunday February 9,2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff being at 6 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday February 10,2014 at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel,  with Billy Herren officiating,  burial will follow in the City cemetery.

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Nikki Iden

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Nikki Iden, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away January 28, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Ms. Iden was born April 10. 1947 at Boise, Idaho. 

No services are planned at this time.

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Earnest Raymond Reece

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Earnest Raymond Reece, 88, of Poplar Bluff Mo., passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. 

Mr. Reece was born on June 6, 1925 in Atkins Arkansas.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing his guitar, and dancing.  He was of the Baptist faith and a life-time member of the D.A.V.  He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army.

In 1986 he married  Eathel (Dixon) Reece.  She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Jimmy Reece and wife, Sue, Raymond Reece and wife, Sharon, Ricky Reece and wife, Tina, and Darlene Hower and husband, Chuck; daughter-in-law, Diane Reece; four sisters, Ruth Catlett, Wanda Arevalo, Jo Eaton and Ann Dotson-Garrison; two brothers, Gerald Reece and James Reece, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his parents, Lee  and Roxada Reece; a son Buddy Reece; a daughter and son- in-law, Fay Brown, and her husband, Arnold; three sisters, Dorothy Sledge, Wilma Moore, Lois Robertson;and one brother, George Reece.

Visitation will be held 11 a.m.Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 1 pm., in the funeral home chapel. Chaplain Bill Hatch Jr. will officiate.  Burial will be the Kinsey Cemetery near Harviell Mo.

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