Archive for August 2014

Donald F. McVaugh

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Donald F. McVaugh, 59, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,passed away August 26, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McVaugh was born July 2, 1955 in Louisville, KY to the late Donald Francis McVaugh and Margaret Burress-McVaugh.  He was a construction worker and enjoyed fishing and building different things.

He is survived by his fiancé, Tonya Landers; sons, Greg, Timothy, Christopher and Ryan McVaugh and Eddie Adams; a sister, Suzy, and several grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan McVaugh

Visitation will be 1pm Saturday August 30, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff with funeral to follow at 2pm with Ryan Bissette officiating.    Burial in Black Creek Cemetery.

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Robert Gene Hamilton

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Robert Gene Hamilton, 77, of Hillsboro, Mo, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the St. Anthony’s Hospital in St Louis, Mo.

Mr. Hamilton was born on July 8, 1937, in St Louis, to the late Harold J. Hamilton Sr. and Elaenor (McKinney) Hamilton.

He was married to Diannia (Sales) Hamilton on September 10, 1982 in Jefferson Co.  She survives.

He was a commercial electrician and enjoyed fishing and growing roses. He was of the Lutheran belief.

Survivors include his children, Shelly Byington, Balinda Jennewein (Carl), and Robert Fowler (Ginger); two sisters, Dorthy Mills and Nancy Olinger; two half- brothers; James McKinney and Oliver McKinney; 9 grandchildren, Abby Byington, Makayla Byington, Ricky Caldwell, Dekota Turner, Carl Jennewein Jr., Andrea Jennewein, Tasha Steffens, Danielle Gassner and Chris Steffens. He was also a great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as three sisters, Helen Hawkins, Pat Smith and Hermina Hamilton and two brothers, Harold J. Hamilton and Martin Hamilton.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Rowdy Boyer will officiate.  Burial will be held in Memorial Gardens, Poplar Bluff.

 

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Helen P. Whitt

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Helen Pauline Whitt, 86, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Whitt was born February 21, 1928 in Poplar Bluff to Raymond Ray Ward and Julia Mae (Caruthers)Ward.  She was of the  Baptist faith and enjoyed watching television and reading the newspaper.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Garrison and two sons, Larry “Bucky” Whitt and wife, Sandy, and DeWayne Whitt and wife, Karen; two sisters, JoAnn Pashia and Janice Ward-Walls; one brother, Mirl Ward; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; as well as one sister, Joyce Ward-Cole, and three brothers, Charles Ward, Mickey Ward and Gene Ward.

Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in the chapel, with Rev. Donnie Emmons officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Michael David Allen

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Michael David Allen, 64, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Allen was born March 1, 1950 in Poplar Bluff, to the late Franklin and Margaret Allen.

Michael is survived by his wife, Kay; their children, Michael Allen Jr., Tammy Allen and Tanya Atchinson; one sister, Diane Allen; three brothers, Timothy Allen, Jack Allen and Franklin John D. Allen Sr.; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a special nephew, John John.  He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 10a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with a 11:30 a,m, GRAVESIDE Service at Black River Cemetery on JJ Hwy. near Williamsville.

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Barbara Weichmann

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Barbara Louise Weichmann, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away August 14, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Barbara was born October 27, 1958, in Coudersport, Pa., to the late Leon Carpenter and Elizabeth (Snyder) Carpenter. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing Bingo. She was friends with the congregation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her children, Stacy Kemp, Brian Kemp and James Latona; and her grandchildren, Dalton Smith, Laniya Kemp, Jaleya Kemp, Sincere Kemp, Olivia Kemp, Brian Kemp Jr., and Dreylon Kemp.

Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2414 Katy Lane, Poplar Bluff, Missouri followed by funeral services at 12:30p.m.; officiated by Bishop Bledsoe. Burial will be held in the City Cemetery.

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Virginia Pierce

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Virginia Lena Pierce, 61, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Pierce was born March 10, 1953 in Van Buren, Mo., to Thomas and Eva Lee (Garcia) Jones.

She enjoyed reading and attended Cornerstone Tabernacle Church in Poplar Bluff.  She served on the Mo. Counsel of the Blind.

Survivors include her children, William Jones, Jonathan Jones, Patricia Morey; her father, Thomas Jones; two sisters, Lynn DeMont and Joetta Jones; four brothers, Thomas Jones Jr., Frankie Garcia, Steve Jones, and Keith Jones; four grandchildren, Nathan Jones, Kaitlyn Morey, Shalynn Caldwell and Nikki Jones.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Eva Lee Jones and two sons, Kevin Jones and Jason Ray Jones Pierce.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the chapel with Bro. Bryan Parkey officiating.  Burial will be in the Black Creek Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Charlie Million

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Charles “Charlie” Merl Million, 60, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., went to Heaven Monday, August, 4 2013, at his home in Butler County.

Mr. Million was born November 2, 1953, to Charles E. and Virginia Million in Poplar Bluff.

On February 15, 1974 he married Debra Ann McGarrity in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Million was a self employed carpenter/contractor.  He was a St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and spending time outdoors.

Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and special pal, Jackson.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Gilmore and husband, Stacy; his son, C.J. Million and fiancé, Michelle; six grandchildren, Kera Macey, Leah Kimberly, Bridget Elise, Emma Lee Dawn, Cole Andrew, and Stacy Wayne. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Guy Mitchell and Alice Mitchell; his father, Charles Edmond Million; his mother, Virginia Million and his wife, Debra Million.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, in the chapel, with Chaplain Jared Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in the Black Creek Cemetery.

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Brenda Fox

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Brenda Sue Fox, 62, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., went to be with Jesus, Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fox was born November 22, 1951 in Poplar Bluff. She was a lifetime resident of Butler County and attended Grace Christian Fellowship and Midland Church.  She was a devoted employee at the Butler County Courthouse for 28 years, and held the position as Butler Country Collector since she was elected in 1998.  Brenda enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking, shopping and being with her family.

On April 12, 1970, she married Charles Fox in Poplar Bluff. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Jerry Dale Fox and wife, Paula, Kristy Dawn Smith and husband, Matt; her mother Liddle (Johnson) Wilkerson; two sisters, Mary Cozetta Vinson and Ruby Porch; three brothers, Tommy and Leon Summerlott and Ricky Brown; eight grandchildren, Jerrica and Julia Fox, Matthew and Kaylee Smith, Jessica Jarrell, Chelsey King, and Kylly and Storm Jay.  Brenda is also survived by a host of friends. She dearly loved all who live in Butler County.She was preceded in death by her father, John Summerlott; three sisters, Christine McIrvin, Patricia Taylor, and Justine Brown; two brothers, Ronnie and Junior Summerlott.

Visitation will begin at 12p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 2p.m. The Rev. Brian Sharp, Pastor Paul White and Bishop Ron Webb will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.             

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