Archive for March 2015

Sarah Young

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Sarah Alice Young, 81, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her home.

She was born June 25, 1933, in Mammoth Springs, Ar., to the late James and Josephine Pitts.  She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and family and doing cross word puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Phillips and son, Larry Young and wife, Shelly; two sisters, Louise Pitts and Frankie Phillips and husband, Elger; and a brother, William Pitts and wife, Patricia; four grandchildren, Shawn Phillips, Penny Portell, John Young and Allie Young; great-grandchildren, Trent Perry and Colin Jackson; and special friends, Lisa Collins and Bruce Jenkins.

She is preceded in death by her parents as well as  five brothers, Junior, James, Jerry, Johnny and Wesley Pitts.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.


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Teddy Kirkley

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Teddy Kirkley, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Burns Harbor, In., while working.

He was born August 14, 1946 to Howard and Oralee (Hastings) Kirkley, in Poplar Bluff.  He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and truck driver.  He worked for Caterpillar for 7 years before beginning his career as an independent truck driver in 1972.  He drove for 42 years before his untimely death.  Everyone knew him as “Teddy Bear”.

He loved spending time with his family, driving his golf cart, and working on antique tractors.  He was an avid deer hunter and always had a story to tell.  He enjoyed tractor pulls and was able to see his granddaughter, Renea pull her first tractor last summer.  He was a member of the First Church of God.

On October 5, 1965, he married Linda (Moore) Kirkley in Broseley.  She survives.

He is also survived by his loving family, two sons, Mark Kirkley and wife, Mary, Rick Kirkley and wife, Julie and one daughter, Cheryl Lorentz and husband, Daniel, all of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Tony Kirkley and wife, Brenda; a granddaughter, Renea King and husband, Dillin; three grandsons, Matt Kirkley, Jacob Lorentz all of Poplar Bluff; Tyler Kirkley of Doniphan; step-grandchildren, Brandon Hampton, Jennifer Cooksey, Valeria George; step-great-grandchildren, Breandrea  Hampton, Allison George, Ashleigh Plunkett, Clayton James Plunkett all of Poplar Bluff; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Robert Phelps (RW).

Preceding him in death include his parents, one son, Kevin Kirkley, a sister, Linda Hardin and a very special mother-in-law, Maxine Moore.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the chapel with Rev. Scott Andrews officiating.  Burial will follow in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to Linda Kirkley.


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Jerry Summers

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Pastor Jerry Wayne Summers, 64, of Harviell, Mo. passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mr. Summers was born June 30, 1950 in Qulin, Mo. to the late Johnny Summers and Bertha Lorene (Fowler) Summers.  He served as Chief of the Western Cherokee Nation.  He was a licensed minister of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and pastor of Cross Street IPHC Church.  He loved music, radio D.J. work and was an avid Bible reader.  He had been a D.J. at the local radio stations, KLID, KLUH, and KOKS.

On January 24, 1989 he married Nancy Summers, in Sikeston Mo.  She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Becky Garrison (Richard), Phillip Summers, and Jason Summers; step-children, Mitchell Hodge (Dee), Michael Hodge (Gina), Eric Hodge (Angie); one sister, Sharon Laws; two brothers, David Summers and wife, Debbie, and Alfred Ridley and wife, Ruth; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Summers; and 13 grandchildren, Jessica, Ireland, Christin, Brittney, Lexi, Kamry, Dillon, Colyn, Tucker, Addyson, Jordan, BJ and Fran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as one brother, Larry Summers and a grandson, Bradley Hodge.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the chapel, with Bishop Emanuel Pate officiating.  Burial will be in the Ash Hill Cemetery.


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Harold Hager

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Harold Hager, 88, of Harviell, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home.

He was born December 6, 1926, in Poplar Bluff, to the late John Walter  ad Vivian (Rice) Hager.  He enjoyed yard sales, flea markets and going to the sale barn.  He was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church and served as song leader and Sunday school teacher.  He had been a reserve deputy sheriff and worked in the security department for Doctors Hospital.

On November 10, 1945 he married Irene (Hester) Hager.  She survives.  They were married 69 years.

Others survivors include two sons, Roger Hager (Regina) and Steve Hager (Becky); four brothers, Howard Hager, Ben Hager, Jim Hager and Bill Hager; four grandchildren, Miranda Sievert, Brian Hager, Eric Hager and Sean Hager; as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Von Kirkman and Rev. Don Hutto officiating.  Burial will be in the Cochran Cemetery.


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James Hale

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

James  Thomas Hale, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mr.

Hale was born November 13 , 1946 in  Modesto, Ca. to the late Albert and Mary (Brumfield) Hale.

He was a salesman at Hefner Furniture from which he retired.  He enjoyed fishing and playing cards and was of the Baptist faith.

On October 11, 2000 he was united in marriage to Kay Hale in Corning, Ar,  She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kristi Ward (Geoff), of Broken Arrow, Ok., Mark Hale (Toria) of Canton, Mi., Mike Hale (Marsha), of Cary, NC., Mary Ellen Daves (Randy), of Poplar Bluff,  and Dale Prim (Norma ) also of Poplar Bluff;  three sisters, Deloris Fittro, Diane Luallen, and Sherri Hufferd, 6 grandchildren, and  25 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Carol Hill.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Fowler- Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to: American Legion Post 153 or the Elks Lodge in Poplar Bluff.

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Amanda Clements

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Amanda Kathleen Clements, 33, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born February 27, 1982 in Wilmington, Delaware.  She enjoyed coloring, crossword puzzles, arts and crafts. She was of the Methodist belief.

She is survived by her daughter, Hannah Rose Kortis-Clements; her father, C. Curtis Clements and step-mother, Bonnie Clements; brother, Brian C. Clements (Carrie); grandmother, Virginia R. Clements; her Aunt, Colleen Kashif (Mohammed); and one niece.

Her mother, Sandra (Martin) Clements preceded her in death.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association,  St. Louis Mo. Office, 10820 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 220, St. Louis, Mo.  63127


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Marion Winters

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Marion L. Winters, 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away March 20, 2015 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.  He was born October 1, 1936 to Dewey and Edna (Murdock) Winters.

He was joined in marriage to Frances E. Cross on March 3, 1962. Marion was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, teacher and Sunday School Superintendent.  He served in the US Army as a radio operator, stationed in Germany.  After his tour of duty was complete, he worked as a machinist for McDonnell-Douglas of St. Louis, until returning to Poplar Bluff to take a job with the US Post Office.  He retired from the Post Office in 1996 to enjoy traveling, bible study, researching family genealogy, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his spouse; two daughters, Diana Sherrill (Kenny) of Rolla, and Janice Winters of Poplar Bluff; one son Roger Winters (Amy) of Columbia; six grandchildren, Matthew Sherrill (Amanda), Grace Sherrill, Ben Winters, Aaron Winters, Hannah Winters, and Emma Winters; one great- grandson, Jacob Sherrill; four sisters, Mary Helen Hargrove of Memphis, TN, Betty Richardson (Bob) of Dallas, TX, Peggy Sinden (Bill) of Ballwin, Barbara Sue Winters of St. Louis; one brother, Robert Winters (Barbara) of Port Angeles, Washington; sisters-in-law Barbara Winters of Poplar Bluff, Dean (Ray) Lumpkin of Poplar Bluff, Carol Cross of Fisk,  Sue Terrance of Poplar Bluff, and Helen Cross of Poplar Bluff, and brother-in-law George Cross of Fisk.

Preceding him in death are his parents; a brother, Dewey George Winters; a grandson, Caleb Winters; a brother-in-law, Otto Hargrove; a sister-in-law, Shirley Summers; father-in-law, Grover Cross and mother-in-law, Mae (Robinson) Cross.

Visitation will be held from 5- 7 p.m.  Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military rites.  Bro. Matt Johnson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 South 11th St. Poplar Bluff, Mo.  63901 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, Mo.  63132.

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David Mosher

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

David Michael Mosher, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home.

He was born February 15, 1960 in Peoria, Ill. to the late Earl Douglas and Ida Louise (Fisher) Mosher.  He was an apprentice Coremaker and amateur gunsmith.

He married Robin Mosher on June 27, 1978 in Peoria, Ill.  She survives.

He is also survived by his children, Robert Earl Joseph Mosher, Kyle Jeremy Mosher and Dana Michelle Mosher; a sister, Judith Pullium, his five grandchildren, Gretchen, Andrew, Benjamin, Nolan and Norah.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Earl Mosher.

Visitation will begin at 12 (noon) Friday March 20, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Ok.  73123

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David Winfree Jr.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

David Winfree Jr., 46, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Saint Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

He was born September 3, 1968 in St. Louis County.  He was employed at MoArk Provisions.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing, and NASCAR memorabilia, wrestling and animals.

He is survived by his parents, David Ray Winfree Sr. and Audrey (Platt) Winfree  and daughter, Lauren and son, Cody Clark as well as his sister, Debbie Russom and two brothers, Danny Winfree and Brian Winfree and a special aunt, Toni.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 followed by the funeral service at the New Home General Baptist Church, 1864 Hwy AA, Poplar Bluff, Mo. with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home of Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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Ruby Virginia Ferraresi

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Ruby Virginia Ferraresi, 78, life long resident of Qulin, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Ferraresi was born November 15, 1936 in Tennessee. She had worked for Wal-Mart.

On April 24, 1955  she married Carl Lee Ferraresi.  He passed away December 21, 2004.

She is survived by her children, Vicki Mitchell, Robin Lum, Randall Ferraresi, Curtis Ferraresi and Carla Williams; grandchildren, Misty Longhibler, Dustin Gaultney, Kaleigh Griffin,  and Tiffany Seegrist, Curtis L. Ferraresi, Jenny Ferraresi, DeAndrea Ferraresi, Brandy Gulledge, Nicole Jobson and Krissi Williams; as well as 19 great-grandchildren; four sisters and three brothers.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Grace Baxter and one grandson, Wesley Ferraresi.

No services are planned.

Care entrusted with Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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