Archive for February 2015

James McNew

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

James H. McNew, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at his home.

Mr. McNew was born May 31, 1941, in Doniphan, Mo. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was retired from the railroad.

In May 1991, he married Cindy McNew in Poplar Bluff. She survives.

Along with his wife he is also survived by five children, Kenny McNew and wife, Shelly, Karen Sprouse and husband, Michael, Kim Webb and husband, Jerry, John Fuller McNew, and Travis Fuller McNew; two sisters, Barbara Frey and Lana Parks; 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews that are well loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. McNew and Violet (Jiles) Adams as well as  two sisters, Sheila Dorris and Vera Hogan.

Visitation will begin at 1p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral will follow at 2p.m. with the Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Marsha Jean Pruitt

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Marsha Jean Pruitt, 60, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at her home.

She was born on June 2, 1954 to James Holden and Helen (Kenser) Holden in Poplar Bluff.

She had worked as a cook at the Poplar Bluff school and enjoyed watching movies and playing with her dog “Popcorn”.

She is survived by her parents and 2 sons, John Pruitt and Donald Rogers; four grandchildren, Wyatt Pruitt, Jemeson Pruitt, Donnie Rogers and Mckenzie Rogers.

A memorial service  will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 27,2015, at the Bible Baptist Church located at South C and Holly Street in Poplar Bluff.

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Donald Stubbs

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Donald Stubbs, 63, of Wappapello, Mo., passed away at his residence February 18, 2015.

Mr. Stubbs was born April 29, 1951 in West Plains, Mo., to the late Charles Stubbs and Deloris Collins-Stubbs.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He is retired from the United States Army and had served in Vietnam.

His hobbies were his family, fishing, coon hunting, watching westerns and bull riding on television.

He married Doris Arnold-Stubbs on April 29, 2005 in Piggott, AR.  She survives.

Also surviving are children, Christina Wells and husband, Kevin, Donald Evans and wife, Stephanie , Pamela Green and husband, Tommy and Matthew Evans and wife, Sherry;  5 sisters, Lou Barnett, Paula Sally, Annabell Usher, Nancy Odell, Molly Sappington; 7 brothers, Danny, Doyle, Paul, Dwayne, Floyd, Boyd, and Mike Stubbs; 11 grandchildren, one of which, a special granddaughter in his heart, Katelyn Jean Evans; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stubbs was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a sister, Bonnie Kay Stubbs.

Visitation will be at 10a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Brother Calvin “Bub” Ham officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be held in the Qulin Cemetery.

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Christopher Littrell

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Christopher David Littrell, 48, of Wappapello, Mo., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home.

He was born June 15, 1966, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Oliver and Faith (Hogue) Littrell. Mr. Littrell had worked as a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing with his grandchildren.

On May 24, 1986, he married Patrice (Siebert) Littrell in Glendenville, Mo. She survives.

He is also survived by his daughters, Courtney Littrell and Amanda Littrell; two sisters, Mary Cook and Sheila Jimerson; and brothers, Orville Littrell and Wallace Littrell; as well as grandchildren, Aiden and Addison.

Visitation  will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the funeral home chapel. Burial  will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Freeman Odell Hays

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Freeman Odell Hays, 74 , of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Qulin, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, at the John J Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

He was born December 10,1940, in Pollard Ark., to the late Golfrey Hays and Vivian Mae (Wallace)  Hays.

He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 494 in Qulin.  He was also a commercial truck driver.

Survivors include his children, Brenda Culp, Mikel Hays, Stephanie Gristea; two stepchildren, Clifton Morlan and  Anthony Morlan; one sister, Glenda Reeves; a half sister, Louise Hornbeck, and half brother, Ray Tilley; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hays was also preceded in death by sisters, Virginia  Gwaltney, Nina Wilborn, and Pansy  Melton.

No services are planned at Mr. Hay’s request.

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