Archive for December 2015 – Page 2

Wilma Vandover

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Wilma Pauline “Lampp” Vandover, 91, passed away December 8, 2015 at the Westwood Hills Healthcare in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Mrs. Vandover was born May 21, 1918 at Fairdealing, Missouri to the late Omar and Lilly Lampp.

On October 23, 193 she married Woodrow VanDover in Essex, Missouri. He preceded her in death

Mrs. VanDover had attended Pilgrims Rest Church at Fairdealing, Missouri. she was a licensed beautician and enjoyed growing flowers, gardening and yard work.

survivors include her children, Gary VanDover (Velma) of Poplar Bluff, Missouri ,Donna ridge (Ron) of Harviell, Missouri the granddaughter raised in her home Karen Edwards and (Dennis) of Columbus, Indiana and her grandchildren; Eric VanDover, Melissa Trim, Brandi Wilson, Brian Ridge and Erin Ridge. She is also survived by eleven great grandchildren and on great grandson to be born in January as well as six great great grandchildren. Several nieces and Nephews and their families and loved ones survive.

she was preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Ray Edwards as well as two sister’s, Gladys Edmonds and Dorothy Lampp.

Visitation for Mrs. VanDover will be Saturday, December 12, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Mo. with the funeral following at 11:00 am. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at Fairdealing, Missouri with Her nephew Past Don Emmons and her grandson-in-law Pastor Dennis Aud officiating.

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James Duane Anderson

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

James Duane Anderson, 49, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Anderson was born July 22, 1966 in The Dalles, Oregan.  He worked in auto body repair and enjoyed fishing. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his parents, Clarence Daniel Anderson and Viola (Evinger) Anderson; and one daughter, Bethany Mae Anderson.

A brother, Randy Anderson, preceded him in death.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in care, with no services planned.

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Melvina Johnson

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Melvina MaeElla Johnson, 92, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Johnson was born February 9, 1923, in Poplar Bluff, to the late James and Marjorie (Ferby) Cleveland. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, canning, gardening, fishing and loved cooking.

Survivors include her children, Carolyen Benson, Sandra R. Taylor, Bruce W. Benson (Monica), Portia M. Johnson, Marshall D. Johnson, and Aaron K. Johnson; 21 grandchildren, Shana Benson, Shelisa Benson, Carol Benson, Portia Benson, John Taylor, William Taylor, Lamont Reed, Nakia Benson, Alex McCain, Bruce Williams, Sandra Williams, Brittany Miller, Marquis Benson, Moenika Ellis, Kevin Surratt, Tameika Benson, Brandon Johnson, Melvina Johnson, Tiwanna McCain, Ray Broege and Ashley Broege; as well as 35 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Edgar Benson Jr.; 3 sisters, Thelma Underwood, Henrietta Lewis and Beatrice Barnes and one brother, Elijah Lewis Ferby.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

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




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Dennie Ray Howdeshell Sr.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Dennie Ray Howdeshell Sr. 72, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at his home.

Dennie was born March 28, 1943, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Rudy Howdeshell and Nora (Skinner) Howdeshell.

He married Linda (Dare) Howdeshell in 1980, in Poplar Bluff.  She preceded him in death December 29, 2013.

He was a carpenter by trade working in home construction. His hobbies included fishing and watching television. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are his children, Mike Howdeshell, Dennie “Rusty” Howdeshell Jr. and Denise Darnell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Visitation will be held  at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Black Creek Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.

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Jerry Brown Jr.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Jerry Brown Jr. 39, of Fairdealing, Mo. passed away at his residence in Fairdealing on December 2, 2015. He was born July 21, 1976 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Jerry Brown Sr and Sherry Dicken Brown.

He is survived by his children; Ladeana Burson, Roy Brown, Zoey Brown and Carson Brown as well as his mother Sherry Dicken Brown and grandmother, Helen Dicken. One sister also survives Deloris Carter.

He was preceded in death by his father and one son; Little Jerry Brown Jr.

He enjoyed cars, fishing, four wheelers and he outdoors. He had worked in construction with concrete. Jerry was a member of the Episcopal church of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Visitation will be Monday December 7, 2015 starting at 12:00 p.m. with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Dicken Cemetery with Roy Long doing the Eulogy.

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Donald M. Jones

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Donald M. Jones, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away December 1, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Jones was born October 16, 1949, in Coon Island, to the late Clarence Jones and Della Sims-Jones.

Mr. Jones had been a truck driver all his life and he enjoyed drawing cartoons.

On February 18, 1996 he married Laurel “Bobbi” Jones in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.  Also surviving are children, Rebecca, Donny, J J, Erica, Kelsey, Kirsten and several step-children; four sisters, Tina Sadler-Stark, Geraldine Griffith, Midge Hamlet, and Freda Johnson; one brother, Jackson Jones; as well as several grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.

A MEMORIAL service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 2 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, with Ron Fowler officiating.  His cremains will be buried privately, at Kinsey Cemetery in Harviell Mo.

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