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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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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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 Tippen

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

John Andrew Tippen, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  He fought his battle with Leukemia with God’s help and is now in Heaven.

John was born November 24, 1938 in Parma, Mo.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Butler County Highway Department.  He was a Christian man and attended Little Brown General Baptist Church. 

On October 15, 1960, he married Barbara Gillihan.  She survives. 

They have two children; a son, John Alan Tippen of Puxico and a daughter, Bonnie Aldridge and husband, Rod, of Qulin; three grandchildren, Jessica Spencer and husband, Lee, of Poplar Bluff, Joshua and Hunter Aldridge both of Qulin.

He is also survived by his mother, Helen Hufstedler of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Joyce Huggins of Corning, Ar., and Lois Orr of Norman, Ok.; three brothers, Tom Tippen of Poplar Bluff, David Tippen of Wappappello and Danny Tippen of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Tippen and sister, Carol Adams.

Visitation at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in the chapel, with Bro. Kenny Durham officiating.  Burial will be held in the Mo. Veteran’s Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with full military honors.

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Anna (Cooper) Reece

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Anna (Cooper) Reece, 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. 

Mrs. Reece was born October 3, 1962 to the late Elbert and Betty (McNew) Edwards.  She enjoyed music.

She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Reece; two sons, Joshua Summers and Joseph Summers; a sister, Angie Blagg; three brothers, Junior Harmon, Randy Quigley and David Edwards; her grandchildren, Jayden Summers, Elijah Russell and Jerick Summers.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 12 (noon) at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Rev. Dennis Brandt will officiate.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


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Warren Whitworth

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Warren Frank Whitworth died March 30, 2014. Warren was born May 13, 1944, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Eldon Whitworth and Edith Glover Whitworth.
The family moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1956, where Warren grew up and graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1962. During his high school years, in addition to playing football and throwing discus and shot put on the track team, he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and began skydiving.
Warren enlisted in the Army in 1963, trained for Airborne duty at Fort Benning, Ga., then went through survival training at Fort Bragg, N.C., in order to serve in the Special Forces. Warren did three tours of duty in Vietnam, during which time, he was awarded a Purple Heart, a bronze star and a silver star with an oak leaf cluster. Later, he became a member of Veterans for Peace.
Following his honorable discharge in 1967, he attended Three Rivers College. He worked at a variety of jobs, eventually training as a welder. Warren belonged to the boiler makers union and worked on construction of electrical and nuclear power plants. From 1984-1989, he served as a supervisor with General Electric in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued with the boiler makers until he suffered a stroke and was disabled in 1996.
Warren is survived by sisters, Melanie Dietzel of Fayetteville, Ark., and Lynne Patton of Poplar Bluff; daughter, Leigh Anne Terry (Scott) of Barnhart, Mo.; son, John Ryan Whitworth (Peggy) of St. Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren, Emily, Megan and Cooper Terry and Lucas and Jack Whitworth; and nephews and nieces.
Warren loved spending time with his grandchildren, following the Poplar Bluff Mules, Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He was always reading a book or solving a crossword puzzle. He will be missed by family and friends who shared his life.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Brian Edward Whitworth.
In lieu of flowers, Warren requested that donations be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1 Childrens Place, Saint Louis, MO 63110, or
The family invites friends to remember Warren at a gathering at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claudia House, 626 Cynthia St., Poplar Bluff, MO.
Arrangements by Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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