Archive for June 2016

William “Bill” Church

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

William “Bill” Edward Church, 54, of Fisk, Mo. passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Church was born on November 14, 1961 in Rome, NY. He was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church and was a Free Mason in Columbus, MS.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Judy McGee and Fiancé, Felipé Lopez of Blue Springs; mother-in-law, Barbara McGee; 3 sons, Phillip Schuler, Jesse Schuler and Nick Church; 1 daughter, Michelle Allen; brothers, Kevin Church and David Church; sisters, Deborah Kidder and husband, Richard and Cindy Primm; as well as his grandchildren, Kiera Church and Brianna Church

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Andy McGee.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville from 12:00-1:00p.m. with funeral beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

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Terry Gilmore

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Terry Gene Gilmore, 55, of Corning, Arkansas, passed away June 26, 2016 in Paragould, Arkansas.

He was born August 5, 1960, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Don Gilmore and Norma Rowland.

He is survived by; One son Tim Gilmore and wife Kelly, and One daughter Elizabeth Diane Gilmore Bishop both of Doniphan, Missouri. Also surviving is one brother, Jeff Gilmore and two sisters; Paula Knight and Kathy Wachoff. His mother Norma of Jacksonville, Missouri and father Don Gilmore of Neelyville, Missouri.

Terry had served in the United States Army and had driven a truck. He enjoyed baseball, fishing and car racing.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 starting at 6:00p.m., with funeral Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00a.m., in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

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Billy Ray Jones

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Billy Ray Jones, 83, went home to be with Jesus on June 26, 2016 at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.  Mr. Jones, son of John Starkey Jones and Pearl Lee (Cook) Jones, was born June 8, 1933 in Egypt Arkansas.  He grew up on a farm and never got away from the soil.  He enjoyed growing vegetables and strawberries and sharing them.  He loved to take Bonnie Knowles and Betty Absheer corn on the cob.

One of his conversation starters was, “Did you ever pick any cotton”?  He would pick 450 lbs. a day to supplement his G. I. Bill to support his family while in college.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and spent his overseas time on Misawa AFB and on an outpost in northern Japan.

He attended Southern Baptist College (Williams) and Arkansas State College (University) and Bailey Technical School in St. Louis.  He helped build Hopkins Fertilizer and Grain in Qulin, MO , and later retired from Ozark Border Electric Cooperative.

He was a cheerful encourager to those he worked with and met along the way.  His smile was always evident as he endured to the end (2 Tim. 2:12a) in his battle with dementia.  He loved the Lord and served Him in many ways at the United Methodist Church in Qulin and cheerfully drove the bus at First Church of God in Poplar Bluff, where he was a member.  He was a man of God, serving where he could, at every opportunity.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Rosalie (Hopkins); daughter Lisa and husband Edwin DeGaris, of Poplar Bluff, son Lane and wife Paula Jones of Oak Ridge, MO; special daughters Karen Kohler, Nancy Jordan, and Fonda Eden; 5 grandchildren: Christopher DeGaris and wife Michelle, Elizabeth (DeGaris) Christian, Ross DeGaris and wife Pam, all of Poplar Bluff, Dylan Jones and Jesse Jones both of Austin, TX; 8 great-grandchildren, Abagail and Luke Christian, Annalise, Emma, and Ashton DeGaris, Garen, Shianne, and Kara Thomas; 2 great-great-grandchildren Brody and Aubrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers: infant Denny, Larry, Danny, and Dennis Jones; 3 brothers-in-law: Terry Rorex, Bill Romine, and Don Hopkins; and 1 great-grandchild: Austin DeGaris.

Visitation will be 5:30-8pm Wednesday, June 29 at First Church of God in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be Thursday, June 30, at 1pm at the First Church of God.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery on Hwy 21 Doniphan.

Memorials may be made to: First Church of God Memorial Fund, 3482 S. Westwood Blvd. Poplar Bluff, Mo  63901

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Gerald Richard Rich

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

“Gerald Richard Rich, 72, of Poplar Bluff died Friday, June 24, 2016 at his residence.  He was born July 4, 1943 in St Louis, Missouri and raised in Neelyville, Missouri.

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. He was a retired educator, working for 30 years as a teacher and principal at Neelyville High School. “He recently received the Lieutenant Governor’s Service Award  for his volunteer work with the Butler County Tax Board.

He married Evelyn Burnett on June 22, 1963 and enjoyed 53 years of Marriage. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Kenneth and wife Iris, of Salem, Arkansas, Roger and wife, Lisa, of Batesville, Arkansas, Jerry and wife, Cheryll, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Larry and wife Julie of Bono, Arkansas. Eleven Grandchildren: Ryan and Kendra; Brittany and husband Matt, Kaylee and Koby; Lauren, Jacob, and Sarah, Jaden, Halle and Carley. One great grand child, Daxton.

He loved to spend time with family and friends, watch his grandchildren play sports, golf and travel, and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Visitation will be from  6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Sunday June 26, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Inc. at Neelyville, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday June 27, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Brother Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Corning Cemetery In Corning, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Temple Baptist at Poplar Bluff or charity of your choice or UCAN

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Jimmy Dale Richmond

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Jimmy Dale Richmond, 64, of Doniphan, Missouri, passed away June 21, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 6, 1951 in Ripley County, Missouri to Elmer Richmond and Lorene Walker Richmond.

Jimmy is survived by one son; Mike Richmond of Doniphan, Missouri as well as his mother, Lorene Walker Richmond of Belleville, Illinois; one brother, Elmer Gerald Richmond of Doniphan, Missouri; two half brothers, Chip and Jerry Fay both of Belleville, Illinois; two sisters, Bonnie Wilson of Doniphan, Missouri and Ina Crawford of Oxly, Missouri as well as one half sister, Judy Hutchinson of New Athens, Illinois. Two grandchildren also survive  Michael and Bentley Richmond.

He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Richmond as well as one half brother, John Fay.

Jimmy had worked for State Conservation Department and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Visitation for Mr. Richmond will start Monday June 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 am with the funeral starting at 11:00 am in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Elder Russell Chitwood officiating with the burial in the Pope Chapel Cemetery near Doniphan, Missouri.

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Angela Aldridge

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Angela Sue Aldridge, 47, of Poplar Bluff, passed away June 14, 2016 in the Wheeling Hospital, in West Virginia. She was born July 8, 1969 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

She is survived by, her husband, James Aldridge of Poplar Bluff; two sons, Robert Rushin and Ross Rushin both of Poplar Bluff; step children, Anthony Norman and Noah Aldridge both of Poplar Bluff; and Arizonia Morse of Poplar Bluff, and her Father, Truman A. Gaultney of North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Barbara Roach Gaultney. Angela was a homemaker and enjoyed computers, collecting antiques and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be Wed., June 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with funeral starting at 12 noon in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville. Burial will take place at Three Springs Cemetery.

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Ezell Holloway Jr.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Ezell Holloway Jr., 74 of Poplar Bluff passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Kindred Saint Anthony Hospital in St. Louis.

Mr. Holloway was born March 20, 1942 in Parma, Mo, to the late Ezell Holloway Sr. and Mary Holloway.  Mr. Holloway had done factory work and owned grocery stores and game rooms.  He enjoyed hunting, farming and shooting pool.

He was married to Emma Lee Holloway for over forty years.  She survives.  Also surviving are his children; Roberta Collins, Lee Andrew Holloway, Jacolin Holloway, Odessa Lee, Terry Charlene Holloway, Renee Ross and Eric Shawn Dye, sisters; Barbara Jean McKeller, Earnestine Roberts, Carolyn Mason; brothers; Albert Johnson, Harold Johnson and Danny Johnson; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren

Mr. Holloway was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Willa Ann Lewis, a sister Earnestine Jackson and a brother Tony Holloway.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff handling the arrangements.  There will be no services.


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George E. Hiles

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

George E. Hiles, 54, of Neelyville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his home, with his close family by his side.

Mr. Hiles was born May 12, 1962. He was a clock enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his long time friend, Charlie McKowan, his daughter, Nicky Starkey and husband Calvin; his mother, Linda Bosse; three brothers, Jim Champion, Henry Hiles and Donnie Hiles; grandchildren, Infinity and Jacee Starkey, Carl, Brad and Damion Hiles; as well as three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Bentley and Remington.

Mr. Hiles was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gerome Bosse and grandparents, Georgia and Earnest Foust.

Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel.

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Kyle Raymond Divine

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Kyle Raymond Divine, 30, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away June 5, 2016 in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Divine was born November 8, 1985 in Poplar Bluff, to Curtis Divine and Debbie Crossen Divine.

Kyle worked as a carpenter and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Curtis and Debbie Divine; sisters, Kathy Tarpley (Paul), Crystal Patterson (Jason); grandparents, Charles and Barbara Divine, Vernon and Glenna Crossen and Sandra Murphy,  as well as 7 nieces and nephews, Hallie, Trenton, Allison, Levi, Makayla, Quentin and Olivia .

Visitation will be Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 5-6pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. in funeral home chapel with Brother Steve Trail officiating.

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Billy Joe Shepherd

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Billy Joe Shepherd, 53, of Corning, Arkansas passed away June 1, 2016 in the St Bernard’s Hospital at Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born August 4, 1962 in Paragould, Arkansas to Luther “Joe” Shepherd and Peggy Jean Canterbury Shepherd. They survive.

Also surviving is one daughter; Crystal Dawn Shepherd of Hot Springs, Arkansas, One brother; John Keith Shepherd of Pocahontas, Arkansas and one sister; Sandra J. Crossen of Naylor, Missouri. as well as several Nieces and Nephews and Aunts and Uncles.

He enjoyed watching movies and shopping with his sister.

Visitation for Billy will be Monday, June 6, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m., with the funeral following at 1:00 p.m., in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc. of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Kinsey Cemetery near Harviell, Missouri.

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