Archive for April 2014

David Carbin

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Dave Louis Carbin, 71, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.  

Mr. Carbin was born July 20, 1942, to the late James and Dorothy (Linke) Corbin, in Allentown, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he received 2 purple hearts. 

He was a former volunteer firefighter in Clarksber, New Jersey at a station founded by his grandfather, Louis Carbin, and currently named by his nephew, James Carbin III.  David was an avid hunter, fireman, stock car racer, boxer and a lovely storyteller.   

Mr. Carbin  is survived by his wife of 45 years, Charlotte (Sandmeyer) Carbin, 3 daughters; Pamela Politte of Poplar Bluff, Veronica Schuman of Manhattan, Montana, Sandra Loftus of Westlake, La;  two sons, Brian Politte of Poplar Bluff and Lynn Loftus, Olla, La; a brother, Raymond Carbin Steubenville, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Malinda Ann Sypolt, grandson Timothy Carbin and granddaughter, Elizabeth Politte; a brother, James Carbin, and sister, Virginia Carbin.

Dave was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many in need.  He will be missed by all. 

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, Mo., with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., with Ron Fowler officiating.

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Roger Johnson Sr.

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Roger Earl Johnson Sr. 68, of Qulin, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his home. 

Mr. Johnson was born November 20, 1945, in Jamestown, New York, to the late, Alton T. and Olive Joan (Jude) Johnson.  A farmer, he enjoyed outdoor work and playing pool.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion VFW.  Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his companion, Rhonda Johnson; his children, Julie Dutton (Glen) of  Dayton, Tx., Roger Earl Johnson Jr. (Tammy) of Floresville,Tx., Ronald Johnson of Qulin, Rita Wise (Chris) of Decatur, Ill., and Rebecca Johnson of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Joan Johnson of Minn. and Lois Drysdale of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Thomas Johnson of New York; and five grandchildren.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Johnson and Theodore A. Johnson.

Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will be held May 1, 2014 at the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery, in Bloomfield, Mo., with full military honors.


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Sadie Gatlin

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Sadie Lorene Gatlin, 94, of Carbondale Ill., formerly of Poplar Bluff and Neelyville, Mo., died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Mrs. Gatlin was born July 4, 1919, in Bumcom Community, in Mo., to the late Thomas Jefferson Griffen and Ida Belle Rigdon. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and cooking. She also attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff for many years.
On January 12, 1927 she married Leamon Edward Gatlin in Corning Ark., he precedes her in death.
Survivors include 2 children Patty Trentelman and husband Jim of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Teresa Rich, of Murphysboro, Ill.; one brother Harold Griffen of Booneville, North Carolina; 3 grandchildren Patrick and wife Trish, Heather and husband Kent, Stephanie; 9 great-grandchildren, Jade, Dakota, Lesley, Isabella, Erin, Makayla, Kennedy, Logan, Brandon; and 2 great-great-grandchildren Aryia and Arwyn.
Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by 2 children Billy Gatlin and Peggy Gatlin; four sisters Beulah Griffen, Virgie Griffen, Earlene Hoffman, and Dorothy Harris; and two brothers, Oliver Griffin and Norman Griffin.
Visitation will begin at 12:30p.m. Saturday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel with burial following at Eaton Cemetery, in Naylor, Mo.

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Donald Wayne McKinzie

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Donald Wayne McKinzie , 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, April  24, 2014,  at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. McKinzie was born January 11, 1960 in St.Louis Mo. He was of the Full Gospel belief and enjoyed fishing and boating,

He is survived by his mother, Benita Hesselrode of Poplar Bluff; Ronald Henson and stepmother, Rita of Piedmont Mo.; four sisters, Victoria Simpson and husband, Jim, Claudette Adams, all of Poplar Bluff , Darlene Webb and husband, Jim of St. Louis, and Nancy McKinzie; four brothers, Edward Henson and wife, Tabitha, Robert Henson and wife, Vikki all of Piedmont, Philip McKinzie and David McKinzie both of Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Philip McKinzie and two brothers, Richard McKinzie and Rodney Henson.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, April 26,2014 at Ash Hill Cemetery near Fisk , Mo. with Rev. Howard Coleman and Pastor Darrell Frye officiating.

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Ronnie Marlin-Russom

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Ronnie Everet Marlin-Russom, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

Ronnie was born on January 5, 1949 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a diesel mechanic. He enjoyed visiting with friends, watching westerns and eating out.

He is survived by his children, Debrah Russom, Gene Russom and Devin Russom; two sisters, Ann Willis and Deloris Cates; two brothers, Don Russom and Marvin Russom; three half-brothers, Dewayne Russom, Joe Moore and Ray Russom; nine grandchildren, Travis, Austin, Dustin, Christina, Wyatt, Cody, Tyler, Dalton and Hunter Russom; three great-grandchildren, TJ, Jase and Brason, and a very special friend, Sharon Euler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Carmen Russom; one son, Steve Murphy, and a sister, Brenda Russom.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 12 (noon), with the Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

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Rev. J.B. Ingram

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Rev. J.B. Ingram, 83, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away April 18, 2014, in the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born November 7, 1930 at Gatewood, Missouri to the late Boyd Ingram and Lola Tyler Ingram.

On May 29, 1970 at Pacific, Missouri He was married to Mary Dyson. she survives.

Also surviving are Gary Ingram and wife Ruth of Durand, Ill. Marcella Heck of Illinois and Gail Ingram of Rockford, Illinois. Sisters, Cora Sue Gilliland of Paragould, Arkansas, Connie Alexander and husband Don of Batesville, Arkansas and Bonnie Samuelson and husband Curtis of Rockford, Ill.. One brother, Henry Ingram and wife Virginia of Galesburg, Michigan. and  2 grandchildren and 6 grandchildren also survive. Three sister-in-laws, Lucille Ingram, Linda Ingram, and Cleona Ingram.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Woodbeck as well as eight brothers, Boyd Ray Ingram, James Ingram, Jessie Ingram, William Ingram, Glenn Ingram, Leathel Ingram, Willie Ingram, Lonnie Ingram.

He was ordained as a minister in 1973 and  has served as pastor from 1973-1990 in different congregations. He was a member of the Agee Fellowship Church of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  He enjoyed hunting and home remodeling. He was retired from Crysler Corp. auto manufacting.

Visitation for Mr. Ingram will begin Sunday April 20, 2014 in the Agee Fellowship Church of Poplar Bluff, starting at 5:00 p.m. with the funeral Monday April 21, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Agee Fellowship Church. burial will be in the Bellview Cemetery near Doniphan, Mo. with Rev. Ryan Arnett officiating.


He is preceded in death by

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Marie Darlin

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Marie Darlin, 88, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Mark Twain Caring Center.

Mrs. Darlin was born December 14, 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to the late Clifford and Viola (Johnson) Renick. She was employed at the Butler County Clerk’s office for 21 years.  She was  also a member of  the Hilliard Extension Club.

On March 11, 1944, she married Joseph Darlin Jr. in Kokomo, Indiana.  He preceded her in death February 27, 1989. 

She is survived by her children, Randy (Wanda) Darlin of Longview, Tx, Steve (Paulette) Darlin of Poplar Bluff, DiAnna Darlin and Don Brooks of St. Clair, Mo., and Millie (Mark) Rogers of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren, Randy Darlin, Angela (Les) Whitmer, Kevin (Brittney) Darlin, Kim (Russ) Glick, Daniel Koonce; six step-grandchildren, Mark (Christina) Rogers Jr., Robbie Rogers, Kathy (Brian) Morgan, Paula Rodriguez, Travis Howard and Kerry Howard;10  great-grandchildren, Myles White Darlin, Shelbie and Joseph Darlin, Ethan, Ryan, Collin and Kameron Glick, Alexis Koonce, Tristin and Austin Koonce; six step-great-grandchildren, Austin (Kiyanna) Rogers, Hunter (Kayleigh) Rogers, Madison Rogers, Gage Morgan, Rayna and Arthur Rogers; and  a very good friend and roommate, at Mark Twain Caring Center, Elsie Huff, along with several other friends and relatives.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lucy May Sweeney and three brothers, Otis “Dude” Renick, Kelly Bean and Art Bean.

Visitation will held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the chapel, with Rev. Melburn Deaton officiating.  Burial will be in the Sparkman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to Preferred Hospice of Missouri, PO Box 99, Dexter, Mo. 63841.

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Helen Maxine Smith

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Helen Maxine Smith, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away April 16, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith was born February 21, 1924, in Hunter, Missouri, to the late Carlos and Pearl (Rongey) Jordan.

She was valedictorian of her class at Ellsinore High School, graduating in 1940.

On December 5, 1943, she married James A. “Jim” Smith in Tonopah, Nevada. He survives.

Mrs. Smith was a retired elementary school librarian and a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include her daughter, Carol Smith Cook (Harold) of Madison, Alabama; a brother, Glen Jordan, of Olive Branch, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Shannon Cook Glass (Craig) of Arlington, Texas, Erin Cook Schrage (Steve) of St. Louis, Missouri, and Allison Cook of Huntsville, Alabama; and seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Glass, Andrew Glass, Anna Schrage, Rachel Schrage, Kyra Schrage, Mark Schrage and Daniel Schrage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son, James Dean “Jay” Smith, and a brother, Ben Jordan.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., with Dr. William Vail officiating.

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Velma L. Aydelotte

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Velma L. Aydelotte, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

She was born October 8, 1945, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late James T. Bruce and Ellen (Hill) Bruce.

She attended Grace United Methodist Church and worked in food service at the VA Hospital.  She had also worked as a waitress at Grecian’s and Ryan’s. She enjoyed playing bingo.

She married John Aydelotte on February 21, 1985, in Greenville, Mo., who survives.

She is also survived by her children, Billy Joe Milton and Teresa McKinney; one sister, Francis P. Cole; two brothers, Junior Bruce and Doyle Bruce; three grandchildren, Stephanie Czerwonka, Jesse Russom and Heather Russom; as well as 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday April 17, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral service at 1pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with J.C. Bryant officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

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John Quincy Adams

Monday, April 14th, 2014

John Quincy Adams, 90, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away April 11, 2014 in the Missouri Veterans Home, in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.  He was born December 20, 1923 at NewPort, Arkansas to the late John Quincy Adams and Hazel Myers Adams.

On December 31, 1948 at Pocahontas, Arkansas he was married to Sarah Louise Hughes. She preceded in him death.

He is survived by; his children, Richard Adams of Sikeston, Missouri, Roberts “Rob” Adams and Angela of  Poplar Bluff, Mo and James “Jimmy” Adams of Naylor, Missouri. One sister, Doralee Mann of Kansas City, Missouri and two brothers, Billy Joe Adams of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Jerry Adams of Bonterre, Missouri. Also surviving is seven grandchildren, Matthew Adams, Shawn Adams, Cody Adams, Charles Adams, Mia Adams, John Victor Adams, and Theresas Flelton and husband David. as well as four  great grandchildren, Joel, Robyn, C.J. and Franklin David.

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by one son, John Q. Adams two sisters, Dortheta Luttrell and Bonnie Tyler as well as two brothers, Dale Adams and Cecil Adams.

Mr. Adams had served in WWII United States Army and had worked for the Forestry Service at Doniphan, Missouri. He enjoyed Fishing and Hunting.

Visitation for Mr. Adams will be Monday April 14, 2014 starting after 6:00 p.m. with the servcies starting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday April 15, 2015 in the  Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Gum Cemetery near Naylor, Missouri with Pastor Donnie Emmons officiating.

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