Archive for February 2016

Anna LaVerne White

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Anna LaVerne White, 77, of Neelyville, Missouri, passed away February 16, 2016 in Lebanon, Missouri. She was born March 6, 1938 at Neelyville, Missouri to the late Andrew (Shorty) Langley and Opal Warren.

On March 31, 1956 LaVerne was married to Ucal John White. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2012.

LaVerne is survived by; two sisters, Darlis Watson and husband John of Fort Worth, Texas and Shirley Chastain and Tom of Lebanon, Missouri as well numerous nieces and nephews and a  special niece Stephanie Huggins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and parents as well as one sister; Louise Thompson and a brother Sonny Langley.

She and her husband was the owner operator of Whites Grocery in Neelyville, Missouri and She was a member of the Naylor Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed her church, being with people as well as motor cycles and car racing.

Visitation for LaVerne will be February 20, 2016 starting at 6:oo p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, with the funeral Sunday February 21, 2016, starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Neelyville chapel. Burial will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery in Naylor, Missouri with Donnie Fowler officiating.

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Sheridan “Jack” Hines

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Sheridan “Jack” Hines, 82, of Harviell, Mo. passed away on Sat. Feb. 13 2016 at his home.

Mr. Hines was born on Dec. 25, 1933 in Harviell, Mo. He worked as a bus coordinator for the Southeast Mo Transportation Service. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, and the outdoors. He enjoyed his church and the children at his church. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended Big T Apostolic Church in Corning, Ar.

Mr. Hines was married to Eula Walker. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2012.

He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Hines and wife Carol of Harviell, Mo., Larry Hines of Mo., Debra Swearingin of Harviell, Mo.; sisters, Audrey Walker of St. Louis, Mo., Shirley “Midge” Rhodes of SC.; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Danny and Tom Hines; parents, Sheridan and Maude Hines; and 3 brothers, Ernest, Sherman and Tommy Hines.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Funeral will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Malone officiating , assisted by Bro. Ronnie Carroll. Burial will take place at Kinsey Cemetery.

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Charles “Charlie” Alan Fisher

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Charles “Charlie” Alan Fisher, 65, of Fairdealing, Mo., passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Fisher was born December 20, 1950 in St. Louis, Mo, to the late J B and Beatrice Fisher.

Mr. Fisher was a member of Temple Baptist Church.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  He had worked as a mechanic and a contractor.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, wood working, crosswords and fishing.

On September 13, 1996 he married Tammy Coleman in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.  Also surviving are children, Stacy Parker, Jennifer Callender, Russell Black, Megan Fisher, Jana Fisher and Keith Rice; brothers: Albert, Art and Steven Fisher, and Bruce Henning; and ten grandchildren.

Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his parents and a brother; Donnie Hinton.

There will be a memorial visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m.Thurs. February 11, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church 1813 Barron Road.  A memorial service will follow at 1pm, at the church, with Rev. Steve Patterson officiating.

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Othella Holeman Caldwell

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Othella Holeman Caldwell, 78 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Mark Twain Caring Center.

Ms. Caldwell was born August 6, 1937 in Osceola, Arkansas, to the late Leroy Payne and Elnora Payne.

She was a member of Lively Stone Church of God in Christ.  She had been a home health worker for Butler County Health Department.  She enjoyed baking, going to church and shopping.

Survivors include her sons, Clarence “Butch” Holeman Jr. and wife, Bernice and Joey Holeman and special friend, Annie Frances Killebrew; a sister, Lucy Seaborn; grandchildren, Clarence “Trey” Holeman III, Markette Holeman and  Skyler Holeman; great grandchildren, Cohen Morrison and Camden Wilcoxson; a sister-in-law; Mardi Jones; 2 brothers-in-law, Willie Caldwell and Tommy Caldwell and a host of special friends.

Ms. Caldwell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Pete Holeman and later her second husband, Oscar Caldwell, and her brother, D. C. Payne.

Visitation will be held at 12pm Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lively Stone Church of God in Christ 522 Relief St. Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 1pm with Elder Randy Scott officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.


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Paula Williamson

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Paula Ann Williamson, 44, of Doniphan, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Southeast Health Center of Ripley County.

Mrs. Williamson was born on Aug. 6, 1971 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She worked as a homemaker and was of the Pentecost faith.

She is survived by, her fiancé Bryan Jackson of Doniphan, Mo.; as well as 3 brothers, Richard Putman, Billy Putman, and AC Putman all of Doniphan, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Putman Sr. and Betty Putman.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

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Timmy Anderson

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Timmy Anderson, 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Anderson was born October 28, 1962 in Poplar Bluff.  He enjoyed watching baseball and football and tinkering with cars. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Poplar Bluff.

On October 18, 1991 he married Mary Anderson in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Hale; one daughter, Crystal Jackson and son, Jeffrey Loyd; sisters, Pamela Dobrzeniecki, Jackie McElhaney and Tammy Laramore; brothers, Andy Anderson and Louie Anderson; his grandsons, JJ Wilburn and Jordan Loyd; 4 granddaughters, Abigail Loyd, Allison Martin, Kristin Jackson and Paula Jackson; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Jackson Anderson; his stepfather Bob Hale,  his twin brother, Jimmy Anderson; as well as his son, Joshua Aaron Anderson, who passed away February 4, 2014.

Visitation will be held at 12 (noon) Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Billy Herren officiating.  Burial will be in City Cemetery.




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Zencie Odean Rulo

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Zencie Odean Rulo, 91, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 1, 1924 in West Ridge, Ark.  She loved listening to and writing Gospel music and recorded 6 CD’s.  She was a member of Poplar Bluff Full Gospel Fellowship.

On May 20, 1995 she married Charles Rulo in Desoto, Mo.  He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Bud Leisure and a daughter, Karen Bourbon and husband, Frank; 2 daughters-in-law, Sharon Leisure and Pat Leisure; one sister, Shirley Drake and husband, John; her grandchildren Perry McDaniel, Cynthia Glover (Randy), Darrin Leisure, Gena Early-Leisure, Christopher Wells (Laura), Jason Wells (Barb), Adrianne Logsden (Jarrod), Frank, Brian, David Bourbon, Jason Bourbon (Trish), and Jeneen McIntire (Brian); as well as 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson on the way.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francis A. Barnes and mother, Gertie Lee Barnes; two sons, Jimmy Dale Leisure and Johnnie Lee Leisure, 4 sisters, Addie Johnson and Gertrude Cunningham, Fannie Lee Barnes and Alma Jewell Barnes, 2 brothers, JB Barnes and JW Barnes; and 2 grandchildren, Tammy Leisure and Andy Leisure.

Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Full Gospel Fellowship Church.  The funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the church, with  Bob Fry officiating.  Burial will be held at 12 noon Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Mo. State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.


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Ralph James Innes

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Ralph James Innes, 95, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away February 1, 2016 in the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.

Mr. Innes was born October 27, 1920 in Covington, Ky.  He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge 209 in Poplar Bluff.  Mr. Innes served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

On January 9, 1948 he married Freda Marie Hanks, in Butler County, Mo.  She preceded him in death September 15, 2008.

Survivors include his children, Ralph Paul Innes, Cheryl Bridgewater (Tim), Michael Innes (Kelley), Charlotte Gregory (Larry) and Karen Innes; eight grandchildren, Scott Paul Innes, Ralph Leroy Innes, Eric Thomas Bridgewater, Shane Paul Bridgewater, Derrick Michael Innes, Stephanie LeeAnn Innes “Skelton”, Brandon Lee Alsup and Jared Blake Alsup; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Edward George Innes and Estelle Frances Innes; his brothers, Leroy Earl Innes, Paul Francis Innes and Earl Edward George Innes Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Innes; one granddaughter, Lisa Baggett.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  The Rev. John Harwell will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

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Thomas Ralph Schlatweiler Jr.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Thomas Ralph Schlatweiler Jr., 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 26, 1948 in East St. Louis, Ill.  He was a member of the Little Brushy Baptist Church at Wappappello, where he loved to sing in the church choir.  He worked as a auto mechanic and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and being with his grandchildren.

On June 22, 1968 he married Casandra Prewitt Schlatweiler.  She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Tonia Schlatweiler, Robert Schlatweiler (Amanda) and Tracy Dobbs (Rick); a sister, Karen Gawedzinski; and brother, William Schlatweiler, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, in the chapel, with Pastor Tim Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in Three Springs Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials can be made to: Little Brushy Baptist Church in memory of Thomas Schlatweiler.

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Clarice Knickerbocker

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Clarice Knickerbocker, 94, of Corning, Ar. died Feb. 3, 2016 in Corning. She is the daughter of the late Auther Lee and Minnie Partney. Mrs. Knickerbocker was born May 19, 1922 in Filmore, Mo. She was a member of the Neelyville Church. Mrs. Knickerbocker was a devoted wife and mother.

Clarice was a dedicated, creative mother and loving wife and home came first. She will be missed by family and friends.

On December 21, 1941, she married Edwin Knickerbocker of Doniphan, Mo., who proceeds her in death.

Survivors include, 2 daughters, Sharon Kennon of Maynard, Ar. and Edwina Eldridge of Ditto, Ar., 1  sister, Lorene Woolsey of Mt. View, Mo.; 2 brothers, Edward Lee and Eugene Lee, both of Melba, Id. As well as grandchildren, Nikki Hart of Pocahontas, Ar., Jennifer Morin of Fairdealing, Mo., Chase Cook of Oxly, Mo., Amanda Dove of Memphis, TN., and LaRon Flanigan. She also leaves many dear friends at the Corning Therapy and Living Center.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Ponder and Lola Perchal; and brothers, Elmer Lee, Lawrence Lee, Buford Lee, and Charles Lee.

Mrs. Knickerbockers wishes were to be cremated and to rest next to her beloved husband in Amity Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Fund in care of the Neelyville Funeral Home.

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