Archive for March 2016

Nadine McComb

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

It was on the night of March 30, 2016 at 10:02pm, when Nadine McComb of Jefferson City, MO departed this life into eternity. She solemnly and peacefully made her transition, while being embraced by the love of her children, grandchildren, and family in the home of her eldest daughter succumbing to her battle with cancer. Even though this illness took hold of her physical body, she fought through it all, until that final moment, when she felt the presence and love of her children surrounding her. It wasn’t until that moment that she decided to depart from this life here on earth, on her own terms and with a smile on her face; one that seemed to amaze and comfort all those assembled at her bedside.

Nadine was born September 14, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to Genoa White and Napoleon Tanker, whom both have proceded her in death. She grew up a feisty country girl in St. Louis and Neelyville, MO with eight brothers and sisters: Edward Lee Watkins, Cluster Louis Watkins, Jeanette Jones, Russell Roylee Watkins (all of which whom have proceded her in death), Samuel George Watkins, David Lee Watkins, Dorothy Jean Dixon and Edna Mae Harris (her survived siblings).

Aside from being a daughter and a sister, Nadine had a bountiful and beautiful family of her own. She was a great wife to her late husband, Edward Ray McComb. She was a beloved mother and provider to eleven children: Angella Alexander-Mitchell, Anthony Watkins, Torris Watkins, Rachel Smith, Luciana Razz, Aaron McComb (who has proceeded her in death), Felecia McComb, Edward McComb Jr., Nadia McComb, Daniel McComb, and Ashley McComb. Nadine was also a fabulous grandmother to 30 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Most importantly, she was a woman of God. To the best of her ability, Nadine loved God with every fiber of her being and enjoyed being in His presence. Though a long time member of Lively Stone Church in Poplar Bluff, MO under the leadership of Bishop James L. Price, she was also a faithful member at The House of Refuge Church under the leadership of Pastor Alfonso Webb while residing in Jefferson City, MO.

Growing up Nadine enjoyed cooking and loved music. She was also a very dedicated and hard worker for many years at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City, MO. In addition to her full time job, Nadine was frequently called upon by a countless number of people throughout Missouri during special occasions and holidays. Not only was Nadine a great cook, but she was one of the “flyest” mothers/grandmothers you would have ever known. She always kept herself well put together with her keen sense of style and love of heels (Nadine LOVED herself some heels!). If she had a pair of “shouting shoes” you can bet your last dollar they’d be a bad pair of six inch stilettos! She could tell you about God and give you a few pointers on how to dress just by watching her; truly a beautiful sight to see.

Mrs. Nadine McComb: our mother, our grandmother, our sister, our family, and our friend will be missed immensely but never forgotten. Though she is no longer physically here with us, she will forever be with us daily within our hearts. We are so elated that she is back in the arms of her heavenly Father, her loving husband and son, her mother and father, a host of loved ones and completely surrounded by a heavenly host of angels.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Alfonso Webb and Bishop Ron Webb will officiate over the service.  Interment will be in the Neelyville Cemetery, Neelyville, Mo. The repass will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lively Stone Church, 522 Relief Street, Poplar Bluff.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Alice Hert

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Mary Alice Hert, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Hert was born July 1, 1942.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed drawing, reading, playing with the cats and watching television.

Her husband Ben Hert preceded her in death on October 9,2005.

Survivors include her children, Mary Gean Hert, Clyde Hert, John Hert, James Hert, Alice Cheshire and Rachel Stilson; 3 sisters, June Johnson, Margaret Coontz, and Florettta Dewitt; 1 brother, Aubrey Brooks Jr.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubey T. Brooks Sr. and Flora (Burkett) Brooks and son, Ben Joe Hert.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo., with Ron Fowler officiating.


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William S. Bayne

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

William S. Bayne, 41, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bayne of was born December 26, 1974 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a member of First Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

On August 1, 2014 he married Debbie Bayne in Corning, Ark.  She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Jeanne Bayne; 1 sister, Laura Asher and 2 brothers, John Bayne Jr. (Joyce) and Christian Michael Bayne (Patty).

His father, John Bayne Sr. preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at First Liberty Missionary Baptist Church (Hwy. 53 toward Qulin). Officiated by Nathan Kirkley.

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Edna Kay Bounds

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Edna Kay Bounds, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 29, 1952 in Oxford, Mississippi to the late T.D. Joiner and her mother Rosie Etta Johnson. Mrs. Bounds was of the Baptist faith and was baptized at an early age. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed watching soap operas, listening to gospel music, watching wrestling and caring for all of  her children.

Survivors are her mother, Rosie Etta Johnson; her children, Yvonne Tate, Alexander Bounds, Tracey Bounds and Stacey Bounds; her sisters, Clydell Crouch, Lillie Forte, Reba Johnson, Eunice Bingley and Beverly Delph; her brothers, Donald Johnson, Eddie Johnson and Terry Johnson; eight grandchildren, Mia Johnson, Kaylen Johnson, Tyasia Bounds, Kyle Bounds, Kahlil Carpenter, Cameron Bounds, Elisha Bounds and Aliyah Bounds.

She was preceded in death by her father, T.D. Joiner; one sister, Mary Florence Hilliard and five brothers, Raymond Johnson, Marshall Johnson, Bob Johnson, Ernest Johnson and Jessie Johnson.

Visitation will begin at (noon) 12 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the True Believers Baptist Church, 510 North D Street in Poplar Bluff. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Internment will follow in the City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.

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Gregory Thomas Woodland

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Gregory Thomas Woodland, 55, of Campbell, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Woodland was born on October 16, 1960 in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Oliver Francis Woodland and his mother, Mary Elizabeth (Trigg) Woodland.

On June of 1981 he was married to Patricia (Palmer) Woodland in St. Louis.  She survives. He loved working with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed coaching Little League. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is survived by his mother, his children; Thomas Woodland (Melissa), and Christopher Woodland, one sister; Diane Louise Friel (John), three brothers; Jeffery David Woodland (Debbie), Anthony Alan Woodland (Jeanne) and Daniel Joseph Woodland (Donna), and one grandson; Matthew Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Oliver Francis Woodland Jr.

Gregory was a Dear father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and a dear friend to all that knew him and he will be greatly missed by all.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Louis Back Stoppers. 10411 Clayton Rd. Suite A5, St. Louis, Missouri 63131.   Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff  was in charge of arrangements.

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Joe Casey

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Joe Harold “Mighty Joe” Casey, 83, of Greenville, Mo., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Joe was born August 8, 1932, in Kennett, Mo., to Jesse V. Casey and Beatrice V. (Shelton) Casey.

He moved to St. Louis, Mo. when he was 4 years old.  After attending Central High School in St. Louis, he had his mother sign him over to the U.S. Marine Corps at only 17 years old.  He completed basic training in Parris Island, S.C., February 1951 and was transferred to Camp Pendleton, Calif., at which time he completed his advanced weapons training March 1951.  He was then sent to Pusan, Korea, May 5, 1951. He participated in operations against enemy forces in South and Central Korea before returning home to Camp Pendleton, Calif.  He was honorably discharged November 5, 1953, with the final rank of PFC.

While serving in Korea, “Mighty Joe” was shot twice.  He received a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal with three stars, United Nations Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, USMC Expert Rifle Badge, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation-Foreign, and a Pistol Marksmanship Badge.

After leaving the Marine Corps, he worked for Middle West Freightways for 27 years before retiring in 1992 on Lake Wappapello, Mo.  Along the way, he met his wife of 49 years, Mary (Coleman) Casey.  They were married November 11, 1967 in St. Louis.  She survives.

Other survivors include their children, Sonjia Y. Wilkerson, Michelle R. Witte, Oscar Witte, Joseph H. Casey II; one brother, William “Bill” W. Casey (Barbra); sister and brother-in-law Debra and Charles Lindberg and sisters-in-law, Robin Coleman and Connie Coleman; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sylvia B. Casey; his son, Randall Ray Wilkerson (April 7, 1964); brothers-in-law, Carl Coleman and Ronald Coleman and sister-in-law, Sandra Kay Midkiff.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Brother Robert Randolph and Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will be held in Old Oak Hill Cemetery with full military honors.




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Bud Leisure

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Bud Leisure, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Bud was born July 25, 1942 in Clarkton, Mo. He enjoyed motorcycles and church activities.  He attended First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a son, Perry Dee McDaniel and daughter, Cynthia Lee Glover (Randy); his sister, Karen Bourbor (Frank); as well as 8 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Dee Leisure, November 1997 and his mother, Zencie (Odean) Rulo, February 3, 2016; and two brothers, Jimmy Dale Leisure and Johnnie Lee Leisure.

Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. with Bob Fry officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in Mo. Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.

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Sidney Shoumake

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Sidney Eugene Shoumake, 79, of Naylor, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 14, 1936 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a member of Southside Assembly of God, where he served as a deacon for several years.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and honorably served his country in the United States Navy for 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret E. Shoumake; four sons, Roger Shoumake of Naylor, Rocky Shoumake and wife, Marilyn of Desoto, Mo., Ricky Shoumake and wife, Gloria of Naylor, Rowdy Shoumake of Waukegan, Ill,; two sisters, Brenda Olcott of Jackson Beach, Fla and Judy Larue of Poplar Bluff; 6 grandchildren, Zachary Shoumake of Festus, Russell Rachael, Tyler Richard and Ashley Shoumake of Illinois; one step-grandson, Grayson and one great-granddaughter, Gemini of Illinois, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. Funeral services began at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the chapel, with Pastor Jerry Lemons officiating.  Burial with full military honors was held in the Black Creek Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.

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Karen Stamps

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Karen Diane Stamps, 61, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at her home.

Karen was born December 4, 1954 in St. Louis.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and had worked as a radiology technician. She loved her dog, Bunny.

Survivors include her parents, Gene and Pat Stamps of Poplar Bluff; her son, Brian Hooker and his wife, Sarah, of Creve Coeur, Mo.; three sisters, Carolyn Chappell (Rob), Lisa Trainor and Sandy Griffin (Jimmy), all of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Danny Stamps of St. Louis and Randy Stamps of Poplar Bluff; as well as three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. The Rev. Bud Goins officiated the services.


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Randall James Roberts Sr.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Randall James Roberts Sr., 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Roberts was born May 3, 1947, in Illinois.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He married Vila Jane Roberts October 31, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She survives.

Also surviving are children, Randall James Roberts Jr., Tina Roberts Beasley, Robert Roberts, and Michael Roberts; a sister, Janice Roberts Stien; 2 brothers, Kurt Roberts and Tim Roberts; 5 grandchildren, William, Kimberly, Lillie, Violet and Holly Roberts, and one great-grandchild.

No services were held.  Care entrusted to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.

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