Archive for August 2016

Henry L. Young

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Henry L. Young, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Mr. Young was born July 4, 1951.  He is survived by one son, Silas Young; a sister, Violet Bud; two brothers, Clifford C. Young and William Floyd Young.

His father, Henry Young, mother, Nessie Gladys (Craft) Young and sister, Nessie Carlene Young precede him in death.

No services are planned.

In care of Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

 

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Carolyn Jean Chappell

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Carolyn Jean Chappell, 62, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at her home.

She was born July 16, 1953, in St. Louis, Mo.  She was of the Pentecostal belief and enjoyed baking, spending time with her family and grandchildren, and her dog, Fiesty.  She had worked in sales and maketing.

A lung cancer survivor, Carolyn’s greatest joy was giving and doing for others.  She was the most generous, selfless and outgoing person, with a beautiful soul.

On April 16, 2003, she married Rob Chappell, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.  He survives.

Other survivors include her parents, Gene and Pat Stamps; her daughter, Amy (Jerry) Edmundson and son, Tony (Misty) Wallace Jr.; two sister, Lisa Trainor and Sandy Griffin (Jimmy), all of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Danny Stamps of Alton, Ill. and Randy Stamps of Poplar Bluff; as well as 10 grandchildren, Shelby (Jimmy) Phelps, Chelsy Whelchel, Wesley Whelchel and Caleb Whelchel, Tucker Edmundson, McKena Edmundson, and Sheldon (Sarah) Edmundson, Charlie Wallace, Cooper Wallace and Collin Wallace, Cooper Wallace, and Collin Wallace, and 3 great-grandchildren, Lexi Sieben, Lillian Phelps and Kylee Edmundson.

One sister, Karen Stamps and nephew, Sean Bright precede her in death.

Visitation was held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service followed at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Bud Goins officiating.  Memorials may be donated to Poplar Bluff UCAN Chapter.

 

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Howard “Eugene” Greer Sr.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Howard “Eugene” Greer Sr., 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Greer was born July 31, 1945, in Poplar Bluff.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1971, during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the Poplar Bluff R-1 School system.

He is survived by four children, Howard Greer (Stephanie), Bobbie Hayes, Sherry Million (Steve), and John Greer (Jenny); four sisters, Nettie Coleman, Joyce Mercurio, Grace McKnight and Sandra Ketchens; one brother, Walter Greer; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick Homer Greer and Norma Emeline (Patterson) Greer; 4 brothers, Howell, Delbert, Fred and Bill Greer.

Visitation was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service, with full military rites, followed at 1 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.  The Rev. Henry Pasquet officiated the services.

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Cloyce “Dean” Bilbrey

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Cloyce “Dean” Bilbrey, 84, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away, Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his home.

He was born May 25, 1932, in Shook, Mo., to the late Earl Bilbrey and Thelma (Childress) Bilbrey.  He worked in timber logging and raised cattle.  He enjoyed riding horses and running  his dogs, and dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On March 26, 1955, he married Mary (Alford) Bilbrey in Hernando, Ms.  She survives of the home.  Together they shared 61 yeas of marriage.

He is also survived by three daughters, Teresa Phelps, Dennise (Allen) Barker, Bobbie (Doug) Hon and a son, Tim Bilbrey; his grandchildren, Charlie (Taylor) Barker, Justin Barker and Dylan Barker, Bucky (Amanda) Hon, Shannon (Matthew) Sparks, Charles Hon, Michael Hon and Mary (Vernon) Davidson; as well as his great-grandchildren, CJ Hon, Tanis Sparks, Rylee Sparks, Porter Hon and Quentin Hon.

His son-in-law, Basil Phelps, also preceded him in death.

Visitation for Mr. Bilbrey was held a 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service and interment followed at 12 noon in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Murray officiating.

 

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Dorothy Eastham

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Dorothy Eastham, 81, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 25, 1935, in Melrose Park, Ill.  She was of the Lutheran faith.

Mrs. Eastham was active in politics, having served ten years as secretary of the Butler County Republican Center Committee from 1970-1980.  She was a former newspaper reporter and photographer for the Bluff Community News and Ozark Beacon newspapers in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Eastham enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, as well as watching Cardinal baseball.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca (Kevin) Fears, Patrick (Debbie) Reilly, Robert Eastham, Edward Eastham, Sonny Dale Eastham and Kenneth (Christy) Eastham; a sister, Eleanor Graham; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Werner Paul Guttke and Dorothy Viola (Doyle) Guttke; two husbands, Arthur Reilly and Kay Lee Eastham; one sister, Thelma Burns and brother, Paul Guttke.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside funeral followed at 12:30 p.m. in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

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Gladys M. Rankin

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Gladys M. Rankin, 83, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Ithaca, Michigan March 26, 1933.  On July 5, 1957, she married Willis A. Rankin in Lansing, Michigan.  He preceded her in death October 26, 1993. To this union a daughter, Madeline F. Sauls was born.

Mrs. Rankin was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Poplar Bluff,  a lifetime member of the DAV, member of the VFW and the CCC Chapter 62.  She worked for the State of Michigan in the state title and registry office and also worked 6 years in Alaska in communications.  She had a great affection for animals and loved her grandson dearly.

Mrs. Rankin is survived by her daughter, Madeline; her grandson, Ryan Sauls and a great-grandson, Patrick Thomas Rae Sauls.

Visitation was held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral at 9:30 a.m. Burial was held at 1:45 p.m., at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

 

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Danis Digges

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Danis Digges, 52, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Digges was born August 30, 1963 in Fort Hood, Texas.  He was member of Liberty Full Gospel Church.  He worked as a landscaper and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his daughter, Amber Digges and mother, Rev. Nina Sue Hampton, as well several aunts, uncles and cousins.

His father, Melvin E. Digges, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside funeral service and interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Black Creek Cemetery.

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Emma Magline Trout

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Emma Magline Trout, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Trout was born October 23, 1930 in Fisk, Mo.  She was a member of Ash Hill General Baptist Church.  A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, genealogy, scrapbooking and antiquing.

On August 22, 1947, she married Elmer Trout. He preceded her in death March 30, 2010.

She is survived by three sons, Darrell (Kay) Trout, Garry (Rita) Trout, and Terry (Lisa) Trout and daughter-in-law, Betty Trout; two sisters, Kathline Ross and Dorothy Trout and brothers, Carl  Armor and Dean Armor.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as great-great-grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ella May (Liggens) Armor, one son, Jerry Trout, five brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Gary Hancock officiating.  Burial will be in the Brown Chapel Cemetery.

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Bobby Joe Hill

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Bobby Joe Hill, 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, with his family at his side, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.

A life-long resident of Poplar Bluff, Bobby was born February 16, 1929 to the late John W. Hill and Grace M. (Robertson) Hill. He retired as a sales clerk from 303 Sporting Goods and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening and traveling.

He married Wanda Marie (Harwell) Hill on May 28, 1949 in Piggott, Ar.  She preceded him in death January 28, 2013.

Survivors include his children, Constance Evans (Tom) of Poplar Bluff, Robert Hill (Teresa) of Wappapello, and Bridgett Ellis (Dale) of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Donnie Hill (Nadine) of Springfield, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Four sisters and three brothers also precede him in death.

A memorial visitation was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., with Pastor Arvin Haynes officiating.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.

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Edna Mae Baker

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Edna Mae Baker, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at The Cedargate in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Baker was born September 19, 1942, in Tulsa Ok., to the late Jim and Amanda Bennett.

She had worked as a nurses’ aide at Oakdale Caring Center.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed going to church.

Survivors include one sister, Ellen Bash of Tulsa Ok., and brother, Larry Bennett of Sandsprings Ok.; and one grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Baker; 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Visitation will held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Marble Hill Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, with Rev. Shelvie Stephens officiating.

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