Archive for December 2014 – Page 2

Dianne Miller

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Dianne Elaine Miller, 71, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Miller was born July 26, 1943, in Depauw, Indiana to the late Chester and Ellen Bruner.  On March 25, 1973 she married Dennis Miller in Bonne Terre, Mo.  He preceded her in death in 2001.  She attended Cross Street Pentecostal Holiness Church in Poplar Bluff.  She dearly loved her family and going to church and praising God.

She is survived by her children, Wayne Hisey, Jeremy McAllister, Eric Miller, Anthony Miller, Shannon Adams, Adam Miller, Lynn Edgar; one sister, Delores Horrocker of  Valeen, Ind. and one brother, Donald Bruner of Palmyra, Ind.; her grandchildren, Derek Hisey, David Hisey, Cortney McAllister, Corey McAllister, Cora McAllister, Cloee McAllister, Paige Leroux, Nathan Leroux, Bentley Bridgewater, Wyatt Adams, Damien Miller, Hailee Miller, Kyle Miller, and Tristan Miller; great-grandchildren Derrick Potts and Rylan Reagan and many adopted who she loved.

She is also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Stevenson.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff,  followed by the  funeral service at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel.  Pastor Jerry Summers will officiate.  Burial will be in the Gum Cemetery near Naylor, Mo.


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Nova Montgomery

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Nova Joy (Adams) Montgomery, 105, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Westwood Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Montgomery was born December 5, 1909, in rural Ripley County, Mo.

She married Paul Montgomery July 31, 1934.  Upon their arrival in Butler County, they formed their life-long business, Paul Montgomery Construction.  While Paul was building bridges, Nova took care of the office duties of secretary, treasurer and manager for 40 years.

Paul and Nova were very active in the Sacred Heart Church and Knights of Columbus, as well as veterans organizations and community efforts. Nova continued volunteering her services after the death of Paul in 1997.  She was also an avid Senior Olympic participant through her 92nd birthday.  She participated yearly in the Relay for Life walkathon.  She was matriarch of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Poplar Bluff.

Preceding Nova in death were her parents, John Thomas Adams and Hestoria Patterson Adams; several siblings and her husband, Paul.

She is survived by her son, Larry Paul Montgomery and wife, Marilyn; two grandchildren, two step- grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 (noon) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father David Coon officiating.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.



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Thomas Joyner

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Thomas William Joyner, 84, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Joyner was born June 9, 1930 in Holcomb, Mo. to the late William Luther and Dema (Wilburn) Joyner.

He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a retired truck driver for John Deere and enjoyed square dancing, watching westerns and loved music.

In 1949 he married Ulah Louise Harvill.  She passed away in 1984.  In 1997 he married Betty Henderson who passed away in 2013.

Survivors include his children, Linda Morgan and husband, Carroll and Marion Bud Joyner and wife Kim, all of Poplar Bluff; grandchildren, Jeff Carl and Charlena Dorris, five great-grandchildren, Megan, Shania and Cassie Carl and Macy and Tucker Dorris, as well as three great-great-grandchildren, Nikki, Kala and Morgan.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Bill Orr officiating.  Burial will be in the Tucker Cemetery , Campbell, Mo.

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Ronald Bilbrey

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Ronald Wayne Bilbrey, 64, of Fisk, Mo., passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bilbrey was born July 7, 1950 in Williamsville, Mo. to the late Ira Lee and Ethel Marie (Rainwater) Bilbrey.

He graduated from Greenville High School in 1968. He was a commercial truck driver and enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching westerns and wrestling and watching his grandchildren play sports.

On September 9, 1972 he married Mary (Nash) Bilbrey in Williamsville, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include children, Angela Marie Lemons (Angel Goldsmith), Robin Lamar Russell (Scott), Dayna Michelle Bilbrey- McKnight (James); sisters, Minnie Mae White and Norma Faye Summers; brothers, Leonard Bilbrey and Norman Clay Bilbrey; grandchildren, Makayla Bilbrey, Makenna Russell, Jeffery Russell, and Dakota McKnight; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, as well as a son-in-law, Lee Lemons “PeeWee”.

He is also preceded in death by siblings, Clara Bell Miller, Gleeta Luke, Judy Marie Smith, Sandy Durrow and Donald Lee Bilbrey.

Visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Katy Lane in Poplar Bluff. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the church with Bishop Rob Bledsoe officiating.  Burial will be in the Dunkin Cemetery, Williamsville, Mo.

Memorial donations may be made to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1409, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  63902, or call 573-785-1700.

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Sharon Dowd

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Sharon Kay (Warren) Dowd, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Festus, Mo.

She was born September 18, 1949 to the late Ed Warren and Wanda (White) Jennewein.

She was the beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Survivors include her sons, Steven (Nancey) Buchannan of Sugar Creek, Mo., and Jason (Melissa) Dowd of Poplar Bluff; her mother, Wanda Jennewein of Hillsboro, Mo., and a sister, Carolyn (Garry) Caldwell of Pevely, Mo.; five grandchildren, Dexter Moore, Amanda (Lance) Parker, Drew, Mackenzie, and Samantha Dowd; one great-grandchild, Christian Parker; a nephew, Darrell (Debbie) Caldwell of Hillsboro; two nieces, Regina (James) Abrams of Columbia, Mo., and Gayla (Dennis) Mchawes of Festus, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Warren and step-father, Leroy Jennewein.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Byron Beck officiating.  Burial will be in the Black Creek Cemetery.


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Bradley Spitzer

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Bradley Keith Spitzer, 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Spitzer was born July 19, 1960 in Oxnard, California.  He attended First Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Beth Ann Spitzer on February 23, 2007 in Piggott, Ark.  She survives.

He is also survived by his children, Justin, B.J., and Mica Spitzer; his parents, Bill and Barb Spitzer; two brothers, Scott Spitzer and Kevin Spitzer, two grandchildren, Legend and Landyn and his father and mother- in- law H.M. and Mary Zaricor.

A memorial visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. in the chapel.

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Paula Cowart

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Paula Kay Cowart, 44, of Malden, Mo., died December 1, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Cowart was born Feb. 18, 1970. She worked as a home-maker who enjoyed shopping, computers, and cleaning house. She was also a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church.

On Dec. 7, 1987 she married Tommy Cowart in Malden, Mo. He survives.

Besides her husband, also surviving are her children, Courtney Cowart and Brandon Cowart, both of Malden, Mo.; three sisters, Rene Middendorf, Lori Forker, and Cyntia Burley, all ofTexas.

Preceding her in death are her parents, William L. Davidson and Arlys Marie Heintz Davidson.

Visitation will be held Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Landmark Church in Malden, Mo. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at the Church. Burial will be at Rosewood Cemetery.

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