Archive for January 2015 – Page 2

Marvin Powell, Sr.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Marvin Ray Powell, Sr., 74, of El Paso, Ark., formerly of Poplar Bluff, passed away December 31, 2014, at Little Rock, Ark.

He was born January 1, 1940 in Poplar Bluff to the late Ephraim and Blanche Powell.  Self-employed, he owned a harness and tack shop.  He loved working with horses, building wagons and being with family.

On April 8, 1958, he married Thelma (Costin) Powell in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Dusty (Cathy) Powell, Sr. of Poplar Bluff, Lori (Joe) Dobbs of Conway, Ark., Marvin (Alysia) Powell Jr., of Little Rock, and Darren (Jo Ann) Powell of Harviell; 10 grandchildren, Dusty Powell, Jr., Cindy Elliott, Jessica Gray, Wesley and Jesse Harlan, Zachary and Brennon Powell , Dustin Powell and Justin and Austin Ward; as well as 16 great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

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Jerry D. Strickland

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

On December 20, 2014, Jerry D. Strickland joined his wife Frances Rae Pitt Strickland in Heaven.

He was 71 years old and spent his last years in Austin, Texas with his children and grandchildren.  Jerry was devoted to his family, hardworking, and a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Jerry was born July 5, 1943 in Kennett, Missouri to Juanita Mae Kinsey Strickland and Clinton Levi Strickland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rae Pitt Strickland and sisters, Willa Faye Hogeland and Patsy Sue Patterson. Bonnie Sue Chrisman of Dexter survives.

Continuing their father’s legacy are his daughter, Robyn Strickland Hawkins and her husband, Dan and his son, Jerry D. Strickland II, and his wife, Lara.  He is also survived by three beautiful grandchildren, who he adored, Ella Frances, Miles Mitchell and Kinsey Faith.

Jerry was the dear uncle of nine nieces and seven nephews.

A memorial service to honor Jerry will be held at 11 a.m. January 10, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Burial will take place at the City Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Christopher House, 2820 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78720.

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Patricia Rowe

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Patricia Mae Rowe, 56 , of Lebanon, Mo., passed away December 31, 2014 at Christian Healthcare South in Lebanon, Mo.

She was born May 19, 1958 in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Douglas Craig Addis and Stella Ima Jean Addis.  A stay at home mother, she loved to sing, dance, flea marketing, baking and spending time with friends. She was of the catholic faith.

Survivors include her daughters, Heather Tuggle and husband, Trampus and Randi Rowe-Trinkler and husband, Jason; three sisters, Glenda Piper, Beth Brown and Rita Houdashelt; four brothers, John, David, Larry and Everett Addis; five grandchildren, Matthew Morey, Trinity Tuggle, Lance Morey, Tangant Tuggle and Hunter Trinkler.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to UCAN, 1899 Westwood Blvd. Suite C, PMB#172, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901. A benefit fund for Patricia Mae Rowe, has been established at First Midwest Bank.

Following the memorial service there will be a celebration of life gathering at Heather’s home.

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Laverne Roy Dubois

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Laverne Roy Dubois, 87, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Dubois was born December 1, 1927 in Dalton, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a supervisor at Boeing in St. Louis.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors are his children, Debbie Rock, JoAnn Dubois, Steve Dubois and Tammy Standford; two sisters, Dorothy Atwell and Jessie Helderman; two brothers, Ben Dubois and Darrell Dubois; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ethel Dubois, a sister, Edna Wyatt and three brothers, Rex, Ray and Bill Dubois.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 12 (noon) in the chapel.  Burial with full military honors will be held in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.


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Dorothy Doty

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Dorothy Nevada Doty, 86, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., went to be with her Lord and Savior January 2, 2015, in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Doty was born July 5, 1928 in Rombauer, Mo. She was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping and cooking.  She volunteered as a receptionist at Baby View where her presence was adored by all.

She is survived by one son, Randy Mitchelle and wife, Linda of Rochester, Ill.; four daughters, Gayle Deem and husband, Gary of Poplar Bluff, Sharon Smith and husband, Charlie of Hot Springs, Ark., Kim Joyner and husband, Marian of Poplar Bluff, and Ronda Modglin and husband, Doug of Puxico, Mo.; a sister Fern Gillean of Alton, Ill.  She was also blessed with 9 grandchildren, Mike, Eric and Ryan Mitchelle, Jill Wilson, Ashley Deem, Staci Krauss, Cody Smith, Spencer and Brody Modglin and 14 great-grandchildren Kaylee, Olivia, Caden, Carter, Christian, Jace, Mason, Gage, Kortney, Caroline, Jack, Kate, Lily and Charlotte.

Mrs. Doty is preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Lela Ham; two husbands, Bob Mitchelle and Howard Doty as well as  two brothers, Ivan and Aden Ham.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St., Poplar Bluff, followed by  funeral services at 11 a.m., in the chapel, with the Rev. Vernon Kneir officiating.  Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.

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John Edward Johnson

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

John Edward Johnson, 94, of Fairdealing, Missouri, passed away January 1, 2015  in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born October 21, 1920 at Stonewall, Arkansas to the late William Johnson and Etta Williams Johnson.

On November 26, 1973, at Van Buren, Missouri He was married to June Brooks. She survives.

Also surviving are his children; John Johnson Jr. of Iverness, California, Jim Johnson of Doniphan, Missouri, Larry Johnson of Bethany, Missouri, Gary Johnson of Fairdealing, Missouri, Earl Johnson of Dunlap, Tennessee, Willie Johnson of Fairdealing, Missouri, Vernetta Nutt of Mesquite, Texas, Lavetta Settles of Fairdealing, Missouri, And Deloirse Hickson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. One brother Odell Johnson of Doniphan, Missouri as well as 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren .

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and playing music and had attended Apostlic Pentecost Church of Fairdealing, Missouri. He had served in the United States Army during WWII.

Visitation for Mr. Johnson will be January 5, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri  with the funeral following at 1:00 p.m. at Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Gum Cemetery near Naylor, Missouri with Rev. Arlin West officiating.

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