Archive for April 2015

Rex Walker

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Rex Dewayne Walker, 57, of Saint Charles, Mo., formerly of Naylor, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015.

He was born on February 13, 1958 in Corona, California. He was a welder by trade and he enjoyed watching football games, playing pool, riding motorcycles and rabbit hunting.

He is survived by his mother and step father, Chris (Averhart) Young and Glen Young of Naylor; one daughter, April Marie Callicatt and a son, Luke Walker; two sisters, Bonnie White of Naylor and Iris Luebbert and husband, Ken of Saint Charles, Mo., as well as two grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by his father, Harvey Walker.

No services are planned at this time.

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Francisco Vega Sr.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Francisco Torres Vega Sr., 47, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Vega was born February 18, 1968, in Buffalo, N.Y.  He was co-founder and member of Crossroads Church and a member of Community Watch and Men of Faith in Action.  He also was an installer for Fowler Flooring.  Mr. Vega enjoyed fishing, music, community engagement activities and volunteer work.

On September 26, 1986, he married Cynthia Vega.  She survives.

Other survivors include his father and stepmother, Chico and DeeDee Vega; mother and stepfather, Grace and Willie Schrock; 36 siblings; four children, Christina Lewis, Shawn Torres Vega, Francisco Torres Vega Jr. and Elijah James Torres Vega; six grandchildren, Justice Lorraine Octavia Lewis, Jada LeeAnn Willow Lewis, David Lewis IV, Shakira Lewis, Bryson Vega and D’Artaryan Torres Vega; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jazlynn Lewis and Jocelynn Lewis.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church.  The funeral service will follow with Bishop Ron Webb and Jimmy Wagner of Crossroads Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Kenneth Vert

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Kenneth Vert, 65, of Fisk, Mo. passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Saint Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Vert was born December 27, 1949 in Poplar Bluff.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the John J. Pershing VA Hospital. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On January 8, 1972 he married Linda (Baldridge) Vert in Broseley, Mo.  She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Hazel (Kirkley) Vert; one daughter, Stacy Vaughn and son, Kenny Vert; two sisters, Dorothy Foster and Mary Miller; one brother, Charles Vert; two grandchildren, Cody and Shane Vaughn.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles M. Vert and brothers, John Vert, James Vert and twins, Floyd and Loyd Vert and one sister, Annabel Dwynell.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m.  Pastor Arvin Haynes will officiate.  Burial will be held in the Kinsey Cemetery with full military rites.


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Donna Capps

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Donna Fae (Phillips) Capps, 62, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., entered her heavenly home on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Donna was born to John and Freda Phillips on Oct. 16, 1952.

She married James L. Capps on September 12, 1975.  She was a member of the Third Baptist Church where she ministered alongside her husband, who is pastor.

She graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1970. She had worked at Sterlings, Bambi Bread, Falcon Cable and Enstar Cable.  She loved to be around people and enjoyed reading her Bible.

Donna is survived by her husband, James; one daughter, Kimberly; her mother, Freda Phillips; one sister, Sharon Poe (Don) , her sister-in-law, Ruby Melton; brother-in-law,  Jerry Capps (Terri); sister-in-law, Brenda Smith (Roy); and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, John Phillips; her father-in-law, Lonzo Capps and mother-in-law, Mary Capps and brother-in-law, James Moore.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Mayes and Rev. Jerry Capps officiating.  Burial will be in the Little Brushy Cemetery, Lake Wappapello.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Gideons International.

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Malani Nichole Willcut

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Malani  Nichole Willcut

Was stillborn on April 8,2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She is survived by her parents, Tyler Willcut  and Maranda Windsor,  grandparents Barbara Strickland , Jimmy Austill, Patricia Austill. all of Poplar Bluff.

A grandfather Larry Strickland preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held Monday April 13,2015 at 1 pm  at the Neelyville Cemetery in Neelyville.


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Raymond Lee Taylor

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Raymond Lee Taylor, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, near Farmington, Mo.

He was born August 27, 1949, in Malden, Mo.  His wife, Nancy Taylor, preceded him in death February 24, 2011.

Survivors include his children, Raymond Simmons (Kim), Mark Simmons (Jennifer), George Morley, and Christopher Morley; one sister, Martha McMunn and sister-in-law, Brenda Hart; four grandchildren, Amber, Jacob, Joshua and Maci Simmons.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Charles Taylor and Roberta Cantrell, as well as one son, John Morley and brother, John McMunn.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.

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Charles Forister

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Charles Lee Forister, 69, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away April 3, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Forister was born July 28, 1945, in Poplar Bluff.  He graduated from Poplar Bluff High in 1961, attended Arkansas State University and Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique.  He was employed as a medical technologist until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the First Christian Church, The Poplar Bluff York Rite, Masonic and Elks Lodge.  He was a talented musician, who as a young man played lead and bass guitar in several area bands.  Later in life he enjoyed painting in the medium of watercolor.  He spent many happy hours in antique and flea markets searching for treasures of the past.  He especially enjoyed collecting and restoring antique toys.  He also maintained a photographic history of Poplar Bluff and Butler County. On June 3, 1967 he married LuWanna Lynch, in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.  Also surviving are his mother, Syble (Casey) Emerson; brother-in-law, Gaylon Lynch; 2 step-sisters, Judy (Jim) Carman and Theresa Emerson, both of Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Forister; step-father, Loyd Emerson; mother and father-in-law, Thomas and Arushia Lynch and a brother-in-law, Bruce Lynch. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 7, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A Masonic service will begin at 2 p.m. with the funeral service to follow.  Rev. Jeffery Hammonds will officiate.  Burial will be in the City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Christian Church 1601 North Main St. Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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Bobby D. Payne

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Bobby D. Payne, 67, of Harviell, Mo., passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Payne was born May 22, 1947, to the late Tillman Payne and Lois Burns-Payne, in Salinas, Calif.

Mr. Payne was of the Pentecostal faith.  He was a truck driver and enjoyed trucks, mechanics, carpentry, camping, hunting and woodworking.

On April 29, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart and mother of his children, Shannon (Tillery) Payne in Watsonville, Calif.

Other survivors include his children, Tammy Payne Miller, Misty Payne Flores, and Heather Payne; seven grandchildren, Anna Cole, Brittney Miller, Taylor Flores, Ashley Flores, Alanea Lopez, M’cKenzie Payne and Adyn Payne and one great-grandchild, Darby Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Payne.

Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 with Bro. Danny Sisco and Pastor Greg Gilberto officiating.  Burial will be in the Hitt Cemetery, Success Arkansas.

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