Archive for May 2016

Yvonne Davis

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Yvonne Davis, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Davis was born May 15, 1946 in Poplar Bluff.

On March 5, 1976 she married Haywood Davis in Poplar Bluff.  He preceded her in death July 29, 2007.

A homemaker, she enjoyed crochet, fishing, listening to music, puzzles, cooking, baking, trivia games and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Davis is survived by six children, Anthony B. White of Poplar Bluff, Leisa Adams (Sammy) also of Poplar Bluff, Steven Lee (Terri), Sheila Pollard (Tommie) of St. Louis, Zachary Warren and Bryce Davis all of Poplar Bluff; 3 sisters, Vilena Ligon, Marlene Jones and Stephanie Jordan, all of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 2 brothers, Joe Jones (Jewel) and Corey Jones (Jennifer) all of Poplar Bluff; 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  She has a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins she enjoyed being around as well.

Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Jones and a sister, Darlene Cooper.

Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Bishop Ron Webb officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Charles Leroy Lane

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Charles Leroy Lane, 70, of Poplar Bluff passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Lane was born August 18, 1945 in Poplar Bluff, to the late Charles Lane Sr. and Iva Lane (Simpson).  He was a member of the Eagles on Ditch road.  He  enjoyed fishing and had been an auto body repairman.

He is survived by a special friend, Irene Pfeiffer; his children, Lisa Pickard Ruble, Janice “Marie” Jones, Thomas “Roy” Lane, and six other children; a sister, Geneva Wagner, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Loretta Jones and Virginia “Pat” Jones; and a brother, Leon Lane; as well as his first wife, and the mother of his first three children, Janice Kay Nesler.

There will be a graveside funeral Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Sparkman Cemetery at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bill Orr officiating.

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Wilma Jean Ward

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Wilma Jean Ward (nee Sheehy), 74, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her home, in Poplar Bluff, surrounded by her family.

She was born February 4, 1942, in Poplar Bluff, to Frank and Alice Sheehy. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Ward.

Wilma was known for her design work at Rob’s Flowers, her love of crafts, Christmas and her big family. She was a life-long member of the Oak Grove Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her sister, JoAnn Busby and sister-in-law, Myrtle Mitchell, her children, Michael and Tylou Ward, Tammy Bogie (West) and Clay, Cathy and Steve Bogie, Keith and Yvette Ward, John and Kathy Ward, and JoAnn and Darren Powell; grandchildren, Buck and Jennifer Bogie, Cristi and Daniel Scott, Charlotte Ward, Samantha Ward, Austin Ward, Justin Ward, Sara Ward, Dustin Powell, and Katie Jean Ward; great-grandchildren, Haley Miller, Genna, and Taylor Bogie, Madyson and Julia Scott, Emerson Tyler, Emmalynn and Addilynn Ward; great-great-grandson Carter Miller and her devoted dog, Ladybug.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jim Schremp officiating. Burial will be in Sparkman Cemetery.

The family suggests donations can be made in Wilma’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Tommy Gale Carson

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Tommy Gale Carson, 57, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Carson was born August 14, 1958 in Rockford, Ill.  He worked as a certified nurse’s aide in a nursing home.  He enjoyed treasure hunting, going to flea markets and going to church.  He was a member of Cornerstone Tabernacle Church in Poplar Bluff.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Carson; his siblings, Cora Louise Shanks and husband, Cliff, Marsha De Lawrence, Bobby Carson and wife, Sandy. also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carson was preceded in death by his father, Rev. James Carson; a brother, Jimmy Carson, and a sister, Nancy Deanna Carson.

Visitation will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1p.m., with Rev. Stephen Burns officiating.  Burial will be in Qulin Cemetery.

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Terry Lynn Allen

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Terry Lynn Allen, 49, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016,  in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born October 13, 1966 in Poplar Bluff.   Terry was a truck driver for Gregory Logistics and had served his country in the U.S. Navy.

On May 21, 2007 he married Shannon (Biggerstaff) Allen in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Heather Allen and Joshua Allen; his mother, Sharon (Donica) Allen; his father, Gary Allen and step-mom, Linda Allen; two brothers, Charles Allen and Matthew Allen.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at noon.  The Rev. Shelvie Stephens and Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate.  Burial will be in City Cemetery with full military rites.


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Oda Lee Mace

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Oda Lee Mace, 86, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mace was born September 22, 1929 in New Madrid County Mo., to the late Otis Leander Bracey and Edna (Householder) Bracey.  Oda was raised by her grandparents, William and Daisey Householder, since she was three years old.

Mrs. Mace was a retired nurse assistant from Lucy Lee Hospital.  She enjoyed growing flowers, doing puzzles, reading the Bible, music and dancing.  She also did lots of volunteer work.  She was of the Baptist faith.

On August 10, 1946 she married Thomas Austin Mace Jr., in New Madrid.  He preceded her in death in June 2003.  Two daughters, Barbara Diane Moore and Wanda Ruth Mace also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Patsy Guevara and husband, Angel, Carolyn Hanna and husband, Harvey, Thomas Eugene Mace and wife, Debra, William David Mace and wife, Letha, Edward Arlene Mace, Terry Blowers and husband, Richard, and Michael Dewayne Mace and wife, Mary; sixteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held at  6p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral service will begin  10a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 with Rev. Calvin Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Dunning Cemetery.

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Janice Lou Moore

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Janice Lou Moore, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Moore was born July 22, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Bennie and Mary (Edwards) Moore.

She was a member of New Life Tabernacle Church.  She had worked as a dietary aide at Lucy Lee Hospital for 27 years and Odell Cleaners for 10 years.  She enjoyed her dog “Baby”, collecting birds and playing computer games.

Ms. Moore is survived by her sisters, Margie Bostic of Dexter, Mo, Bernice Pickard and Martha Burns, both of Poplar Bluff; brothers, Bennie Moore of Poplar Bluff, Jackie Wayne Moore of Zalma, Mo, and Macklin J. Moore of Poplar Bluff; two nieces, Angie Schmidt of Taylor, TX and Melissa Burns of Poplar Bluff, as well as one nephew, Nick Moore of McBain, Michigan and great nieces and nephew, Haley Schmidt, Kyle Schmidt and Adina Burns and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two nephews, Andy Pickard and Michael Burns.

There will be a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at New Life Tabernacle, 603 Victor St. Poplar Bluff, Mo with Rev. Larry Sanders officiating and a private burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Zalma, Mo.


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Darrell “Doc” Bates

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Lifetime Butler County resident, Darrell “Doc”  Wayne Bates, 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at  John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.

Darrell was born June 3, 1948 in St. Louis, Mo. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of New Home General Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, metal detecting and loved going to church.

On April 9, 1993 he married Carolyn (Eagen) Bates, in Poplar Bluff, who survives.

Other survivors include children, Dale Wayne Tinsley (Denise), Eric Montgomery (Michelle), Darrell Shane Bates (April); step-daughters, Lori Stratton (Jessie), Sherry Aikey (Brian), Elizabeth Reynolds (Roy); his mother, Mary Jean (Timmons) Bingham; one sister, Donna New and brother, Lyndal “Stag” Bates (Diane); 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

His father, Bobby E. Bates and brother, David Bates preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors.


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Ethel Johnson

Monday, May 9th, 2016

I can hear my three angels singing to me and my prayers are getting answered and I know I’m going home. I have seen my last tomorrow. I have taken my last breath. My Father God in Heaven has sent me my three angels for the third time since 2002.  This time is different.  My angels will cuddle me, comfort me and take me to see God’s son, Jesus, who is my Lord and Savior.  So I can sit at His feet and look at His face and thank Him for what He did for me, when He died on the cross, so I may have eternal life in Heaven with His Father. Amen

Ethel Mae Johnson, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Oakdale Care Center.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 13, 1926, near Henderson, Mo., to the late William Oscar Davis and Carie Jane (Thompson) Davis.   She was a member of First Church of God and American Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Formerly she worked for the Federal Government and enjoyed being a lifetime volunteer.

In 1943 she married Charles Richard Miller.  He preceded her in death in 1977.  On December 5, 1992 she married Donald Johnson, in Poplar Bluff.

She is survived by her husband, Donald, as well as her granddaughter, Katherine Ann Rice.

Her daughter, Judith Ann Miller also preceded in death in 1982.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016, at First Church of God, 3482 S. Westwood Blvd.  Funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Bro. David Knapp and Rev. Bill Wiles officiating.  Burial will be in Black River Cemetery, Williamsville, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials may be made to the charity of their choice.


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Nora Evelyn Loftis

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Nora Evelyn Loftis, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Mrs. Loftis was born January 25, 1961 in Poplar Bluff.  She worked as a Registered Nurse for the State of Mo.  She enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding her Harley and being with her grandchildren.  She was a member of Shepards Chapel.

On January 5, 1980 she married Donnie Eugene Loftis in Poplar Bluff.  He survives.

Other survivors include her children, April Dare Dover and husband, Tim, Steven Loftis and Donnie R. Loftis; her mother, Mildred(Stevens) Thompson; three sisters, Kathy Partenberry, Debbie Dugger and Janice Ervin and one brother, David Thompson; her grandchildren, Morgan Loftis, Ryan Dare, Tabitha Loftis, Lillian Loftis, Dylan Parish, and Abigail Loftis.

Visitation will held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral service at 3 p.m.

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