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Nellie Bernice Dawes

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Nellie Bernice Elloitt Dawes, 91, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away September 15,  2015 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Missouri.

She was born August 28, 1924, in Ripley County Missouri, to Herbert and Maude (Cunningham) Elliott. She was also known as “Sis” by her siblings, nieces and nephews. She became a member of the Naylor Christian Church in 1950.

She was married to Alvin “Bus” Dawes January 26, 1946.

Preceded her in death was her husband in 2001; sons Robert Lester Dawes in 1947, and Roy Lee Dawes in 2006. daughter -in-law Vicki Emmons Dawes in 199; her parents and two sisters; Blanche Beal and Alice Beasley. seven brothers; Emerald, Ivan, James, Willis, Franklin, Leslie and Clarence Elliott and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two granddaughters; Melissa and husband, David Carite and Kalie Dawes; two great-granddaughters Sophie Carite and Hattie Nichols, and great-grandson, Gavin Carite; sister-in-law, Jean Mouthrie; and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends Helen and Herschel Hobbs.

Bernice started working away from home in 1955 as a restaurant cook at Shelton’s State Line Restaurant , at Johansen’s Shoe Factory at Corning, Arkansas for 15 years, at Sniders’ IGA in Poplar Bluff, Missouri as a cook, at the Naylor Nutrition Center and the MO-ARK Christian Service Camp and a Vitronic Company at Doniphan, Missouri. for 15 years until retirement in 1992. After her retirement from Vitronic, she devoted more time to her appliquéd quilts.

Bernice was very concerned and faithfully donated to the upkeep of Antioch Cemetery since most of her loved ones are buried there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund.

visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri with the  funeral starting at 12:00 p.m.. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery



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Samuel David Mays

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Samuel David Mays, 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Mays was born April 18, 1962 in Chicago, Ill.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He worked as a construction iron worker. He enjoyed camping, barbecues and going to auctions.

Survivors include his father, James Mays and step-mother, Mary Helen Mays; two sisters, Laurinda Parker and husband, Frank of Deland, Fl. and Vicky Mays of Peoria, Ill.; one brother, Troy Mays; as well as a special friend, Tammy Meador, and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ann (Henry) Mays; a sister, Teresa Annelo and brother, Steven Mays.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., in the chapel, with Rev. Matt Stahlman officiating. Burial will be held in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Sam J. Leslie

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Sam J. Leslie, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Leslie was born on August 16, 1947, in Memphis, Tn., to the late Calvin and Cora (Sprayberry) Leslie.

He is survived by two brothers, James Leslie and wife Shirley, and Harry Leslie, and one sister, Lynette Shotts and husband, LD.

Mr Leslie will be laid to rest in the Mt. Olivete Cemetery in Zion Ill., Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Junior Ray Ward

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Junior Ray Ward, 83, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Kokomo, Ind. passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ward was born April 4, 1932 in Conway, Ark., to the late Arville and Janie Ward. He was a member of New Home General Baptist Church.  He had served in the Army, during the Korean War and was a retired steel worker.  He previously served as a deacon at the First General Baptist Church in Kokomo, Ind. He enjoyed yard work, being a Camp Joy caretaker (for 5 years), church work and activities, and his children and grandchildren.

On October 2, 1954, he married Dora (Glover) Ward in Kennett, Mo.  She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Steven Ward (Alene), Donna Bralley (Jeff); one sister, Freda Nix and brother, James Ward (Ann); 3 grandchildren, Courtney Walsh (Jason), Heather Hose (David), and Steven Ray Ward; and a step-grandson, Christopher Bertolozzi; two great-grandchildren, Addie and Brynlee Walsh; as well as two step-great-grandchildren, Renee and Hunter Bertolozzi.

Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, Arville Ward and Janie (Penrod) Ward; a son, Jimmy Ray Ward; 2 sisters, 4 brothers, and an infant grandson.

Visitation will held from 6-8pm Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2015, in the chapel, with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating. Burial will follow at the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors.

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Bill Young Jr.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Bill Young Jr., 76, of High Ridge, Mo. died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Young was born July 4, 1939 in Monroe, Ar. He worked at Cupples manufacturing. He enjoyed slot machines, playing cards, spending time with children and grandchildren, watching sports and fishing. Mr. Young was also a member of the National Guard. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

On August 19, 1960 he married Virginia Emma Rudd in Caruthersville, Mo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2012.

He is survived by his 2 children, Tony Young and wife Kelly of Bucyrus, Mo., and Harvey Young and wife Denise of High Ridge, Mo.; 3 sisters, Shorty Morelock of Brandenburg, KY.,  Betty Penrod and Ruth Penrod both of Portageville, Mo.; 1 brother, John Young of St. Louis, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Melissa Gilbert, Ian & Emily young, Billy Young, and Zach Young; and 2 great-grandchildren, Skyla Gilbert and Jaxon Rutz.

Besides his wife, he is also preceded in death by his son Dennis Young; his parents, William Young and Elsie Lecroy Young; his sister, Caroline Montgomery; and his brother, Bob Young.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 form 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 6:00 p.m. all taking place at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Burial and a graveside service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at St. Mathews Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

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Charles Bridgewater

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Charles Farrell Bridgewater, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., departed from this life Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Westwood Hills Nursing Facility surrounded by family.

Charles, son of the late Myrtle Hart, was born May 13, 1939 in Harviell, Mo. Mr. Bridgewater was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He proudly served in both active and reserve duty from 1959-1969 participating in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. He earned a National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Mr. Bridgewater was an avid car enthusiast. He worked for Ford Motor Company in St. Louis, served as Arbitrator at Poplar Bluff Auto Auction, and managed several car dealerships throughout Southeast Missouri. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors. He loved fishing and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Charles married his eternal partner, Julia Sutherland, of St. Louis Mo., April 30, 1977. She passed away March 26, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle and sister, Bonnie Miller. Mr. Bridgewater is survived by his brother, Len Hart of Maryville, Ill., and three daughters, Crystal Harvey of West Alton, Jennifer Taylor and husband, Stacy, and Lisa Bridgewater, all of Poplar Bluff.  He also leaves behind four beloved grandchildren, Lindsy Rae Harvey, Chase Taylor, Madalyn and Gracyn Bridgewater, and his puppy Jordan.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, in the chapel, with Rev. Steve Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mo. Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military rites.

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Caroline Shrum

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Caroline Sue Shrum, 70, of Doniphan, Mo., passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Shrum was born May 11, 1945 in Delaplane, Ark. She worked as a motel manager and enjoyed sewing, and flower gardening.

On  March 5, 1963 she married Carl “Sonny” Shrum in Senath, Mo. He survives.

Survivors include her children, Jeff Shrum & wife Kris of Marion, Il., and Brian Shrum of Doniphan, Mo.; sisters, Jean, Shirley, Debbie, Regina, Connie, Georgia, and Pam; brothers, Jerry, Eddie, Butch, Ben and Larry; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Sessums and Martha Haney.

A Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. The Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel.

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Damian Winters

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Damian Andrews Winters, 14, of Oxly, Mo. passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, near Oxly. He was a student at Naylor.

Damian was born Oct. 8, 2000 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. His hobbies were basketball, video games, and being with family.

He is survived by his parents, Jeff Winters, and Stacey Westfall, both of Oxly; two brothers, Deon Winters and Donte Westfall; grandmother, Janet Walker; great-grandparent’s, Alberta Winter, Willie and Even Walker; and several uncles and aunts.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Lee Westfall, and step-grandfather, Rick Kempey.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. Funeral Service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel with Donnie Fowler officiating. Burial will be at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

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Christine Gardner

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Christine Gardner, 66, of Naylor, Mo., passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Mrs. Garner was born on Oct. 31, 1948 in Neelyville, Mo. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed going to yard sales, listening to music, and spending time with family.

On April 23, 1968 she married Henry Gardner Sr. in Corning, Ar. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1998.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by 4 children, Sherri Gardner Tarantino, David Gardner, Henry Gardner Jr., and Krystal Gardner; 2 sisters, Sherron Green, and Mary Evelyn Turner; 2 brothers, Rodger Turner, and Ronnie Turner; as well as 7 grandchildren, Mike Garner, Shaina Garner, Courtney Gardner, McKayla Gardner, Dylan Garner, Caleb Green, and Kylie Green.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Louise Turner and Dale Turner.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015,  at 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Funeral services will be Thursday beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel with Donnie Fowler officiating. Burial will be a the Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

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James Gary Aldridge

Monday, September 7th, 2015

James Gary Aldridge, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away September 5, 2015 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born February 8, 1949 at Harviell, Missouri to James Calvin Aldridge and LaVern (Adams) Aldridge.

On March 14, 1994 at Doniphan, Missouri James was married to Cordelia Ann Green. She preceded him in death on October 25, 2010.

He was a member of the Twin Oaks Baptist Church of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and had served in the United States Army for 1969 to 1971. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting guns.

James is survived by, his mother LaVern Aldridge, and children, Gary Aldridge and wife Tammy of Flippin, Arkansas, Tonya Gunter of St. Clairsville, Ohio, James Aldridge and wife Angela of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Tommy Green and wife Pam of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Kimberly Aldridge of Sikeston, Missouri. One sister, Linda Cates of Poplar Bluff, Missouri as well as Twelve Grandchildren and three  Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Calvin, his wife Cordelia and one son-in-law Christopher Gunter.

Visitation for Mr. Aldridge will be Wednesday September 9, 2015 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral following at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Three Springs Cemetery .

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