Archive for June 2015

Lorie Ann Dock (Davis)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Lorie Ann Dock (Davis), 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

She was born November 10, 1961 in St. Louis, Mo. to Floyd A. Davis and Mary Ann (Wolsyk) Davis.  Both precede her in death.

She enjoyed coloring, puzzles, the tablet and laptop, cards and spending time with family.

She is survived by husband, Henry J. Hopkins; her children, Daniel Davis, Linda Wheetley (Terry), Lorie M. Davis; one sister, Kim Davis; six brothers, Raymond Davis, Floyd J. Davis, Herbert W. Davis and wife, Brenda, Chris Davis, Matthew Davis and Donald Davis; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Desrochers, Jessica Davis, Tyler Davis, Destiny Davis, Alexis Miers, Cherish Miers, Nichole Davis,  April Dock, Tiffany Wheetley (Dustin Mason, Fiancé) LaTosha Wheetley, Davon Wright and Paris Davis; as well as 4 step-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Lynn Stinson and a fiancé, Hershel Stinson.

Visitation will begin at noon Friday, July 3, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1p.m. with Rev. John Vaughn officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to the family in care of Linda Wheetley.

 

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Patricia Williams

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Minister Patricia Ann  Williams, 52, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Williams was born March 20, 1963 in Berrien, MI, to the late George and Viola Griffith-McIntosh.  She was a resident of Poplar Bluff for 15 years and had formerly lived in Michigan.

Mrs. Williams was a member of The True Believers Baptist Church.  She enjoyed helping with church plate lunches, fishing and spending time with her husband.

On September 24, 2006 she married Larry Paul Williams in Poplar Bluff.  He survives.  Also surviving are children; Samuel Demon McIntosh and wife Keshia  Samanthia Denise Brown and husband, Matt, Rodney Lee Towns and wife Amber Lynn ; sisters; Bernice Larkins and husband Daniel; Lizzie Georgia and husband Floyd; grandchildren; Myra and Makenya Brown, Quireon,  Quarius,  Quirionna, and Tavian Lee Towns, and Keaira Lynn Harrison; nieces and nephews; Daniel Larkins Jr. and wife Tanya, Bob Larkins and wife Jennifer, Cornilus McIntosh, Candice McIntosh, Henriette Burns; great- nephews and nieces; Nevaeh, Cayden, Savannah, Alex, Naomi, and Marques

Visitation will begin at 11am Monday, June 29, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  There will then be a procession leaving the funeral home at 12:10pm for a 1pm Graveside funeral at Mo. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.  The Dr. Johnny Williams will officiate.

 

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Harry Franklin Hauck

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Harry Franklin Hauck, 56, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Hauck was born June 14, 1959 in Jennersville, Pa.  He served in the U.S. Marines.  He was a truck driver and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

On June 2, 2000 he married Ruby (Kirkley) Hauck in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Frances Lucille Thomas; two sons, Stanley Healy and Paul Healy; one sister, Carthina Robin Girard, and two brothers, Robert Carveth Hauck and Todd Eric Hauck Sr.; as well as 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Hauck and one brother, Victor Lee Hauck.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Hwy. 25 (north), Bloomfield, Mo., with military rites.  Services officiated by Ron Fowler.

 

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Tedford Ralph Massey

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Tedford Ralph Massey, 74, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away June 10, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Massey was born June 14, 1940 in Wright Co. Mo. to the late Willy and Juanita Massey.

He had previously lived in the St. Louis area.  He was a member of the Eagles at Wappapello.  He served in the US Army 1960-1963 and served in Germany.  He is retired from the Ford Motor Co., where he was known as” Massey from Chassie”.

He was married to Evelyn Massey, she survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Tina McAtee (Jerry) of St. Peters, Mo., Pam Sutkus (Rich) of Richfield, OH, a sister, Joyce E. Whitaker of Republic, MO; 6 grandchildren, JJ, and Tyler McAtee, Leo, Evelyn, Colin, and Wyatt Sutkus.

Mr. Massey was preceded in death by his parents, Willy and Juanita Massey and a sister, Wilma Kimble.

Internment will be at 10am  June 22, 2015, in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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Robert Boyers

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Robert James Boyers, 94, a lifelong resident of Butler County, MO passed away peacefully Sunday morning, June 7, 2015 at the John J Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Boyers was born April 26, 1921 to Chester and Grace Sparkman Boyers.  He was baptized at age 14 in Cane Creek and attended Bay Springs Church as a child.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Boyers attended rural Butler County Schools, then Poplar Bluff High School.  He was a talented baseball player known as Rag Arm and was scouted by Saint Louis to pitch.  However, he chose to remain in Butler County to assist his father on the family farm.  He was later drafted and served in the United States Army during World War II.

He traveled to Michigan to work as a welder during the height of the automobile industry.  There he met his wife Mary Helen Sierawski.  They married on August 3, 1953.  They returned to rural Poplar Bluff where they purchased a farm and began a family.  He also worked in construction and assisted with numerous building projects, including Poplar Bluff’s Twin Towers, Cotrell Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff Bowling Alley, Highway 67 and the historic brick streets of Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Boyers passion was raising livestock, especially Charolais cattle, sheep and hogs.  He was a master gardener and also enjoyed fox hunting since a young boy.  He was also a Butler County historian and always eager to share his extraordinary stories.

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Nella and husband, Wayne Willcut, and Grace Smith Armor; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Smith (West Plains), Marissa Day, Kate Fanning (Grand Rapids, MI), David Smith and Michael Willcut; 9 great-grandchildren, Connor, Chloe and Carly Smith, Morgan, Makynli and Blake Day, Addison and Caroline Smith, and Ruby Grace Fanning, a brother, Herschel Boyers of Windsor, VA and a sister, Joan Richardson of Poplar Bluff

Mr. Boyers was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary Helen Boyers, an infant son, Robert James Boyers, sisters, Bess Miller, Alma Harloff, Ruth Thurman, Kate Epps VanAnda, Hildagard Boyers, LaNelle Kumpe, and Imojean Taylor.

Visitation will be 6pm  Thursday June 11 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff, MO  Funeral service will be 11am  Friday, June 12 in the funeral home chapel with Richard Epps officiating. He will be laid to rest at Memorial Gardens in Poplar Bluff.

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