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Ernest Bennett Jr.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Rev. Ernest Bennett, Jr. 87, died August 16, 2016. He was born May 19, 1929 at Wayne County, Missouri to the late Rev. Earnest Bennett and Bertha (Clubb) Bennett.

Bro. Jr. was an ordained General Baptist Minister of the Hopewell Association, preaching for 59 years, pastoring 7 different churches, recently pastoring the Word of Life Church in Poplar Bluff, which he started 13 years ago. Bro. Jr. and brother Elijah, known as the “Bennett Brothers” have preached hundreds of revivals in the past 59 years.

Ernie was a backhoe operator since 1950, running his own company, Bennett Contractor, in St. Louis before moving to the Naylor area in 1980.

Bro. Jr. loved people, loved going to church, preaching and reading his Bible. He loved running his backhoe, gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his “Betty”.

On February 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Betty (Hicks) Bennett, who survives. To this union were born 5 daughters who survive, Jeneva (Darrel) Tyler, Neena (Rick) Hicks, Crystal (David) McNeal, Angela (Tom) Barnett and Tina (Joey) Lutes. Two other daughters who survive are Jeanette Stanfill and Kathy (Dan) D’Amore. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.

Three brothers, Elijah, Bennett and Paul Ray and two sisters, Rosemary and Bernice also survive.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ira , Willis, and Bernell; as well as two sisters, Lilly Mae and Rachel.

Visitation for Mr. Bennett will  be Friday August 19, 2016 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc. of  Neelyville, Missouri with the Funeral service Saturday August 20, 2016 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Neelyville. Interment will be in the Gum Cemetery with Rev. Hubert Payne officiating, assisted by Rev. Raymond Nelson.

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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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Carney R. Baxter

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Carney R. Baxter, 92 of Jonesboro, Ar., passed away on Aug. 15, 2016.

Mr. Baxter was born on May 12, 1924 in Corning, Ar. He was the foreman of the Composing Room for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, IL. He served as the County Clerk in Curran Township in IL. Mr. Baxter was a member of CWA as a Union Printer, VFW of Jonesboro, American Legion as well as Charter member of the WW2 Memorial. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 – 1945 as the Lead Half Track Driver in the 13th Armored Division in Europe.

On Sept. 11, 1943 Carney married Jewel (Judy) Rae Smith in Reno, Nevada. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include, 2 children, Rodney Alan Baxter & wife Cynthia of Houston, TX., Ruth Baxter Meek & husband Richard of Jonesboro, Ar.;1 brother, Richard J. Baxter of Palm Springs, CA.; 3 grandchildren, Tracey, Todd and Zak; as well as 5 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Claire, Kate and Tess, with one more due in Sept.

Besides his wife, he is preceded in death by, his parents, John & Kate Baxter; 1 sister, Cona Blaylock; and 3 brothers, Marvin Baxter, Johnnie Baxter and R.V. Baxter.

Visitation will take place on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Don Cook officiating. Burial will be at Naylor Memorial Cemetery. Full Military Honors to follow at graveside.

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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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Bishop James Lee Price

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Bishop James Lee Price, 82, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Bishop Price was born January 10, 1934 in Hazlehurst, MS to the late Eli and Velma (Brown) Price.

Bishop Price was the pastor of The Lively Stone Church of God for over 40 years.  He was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from the Corps of Engineers.  His greatest passion was studying and teaching the word of God.  He also enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with his family.

Bishop Price leaves to carry on his legacy, his wife of 50 years, Pastor Georgia (Kincade) Price, of Poplar Bluff; 2 daughters, Angel Bryant (Patrick), Heather Price both of Poplar Bluff; 9 sons, James L. Price Jr. of St. Louis, Ronald Price of Clear Lake, TX,  Vincent Kincade of Springfield, MO, Anthony Price (Ann) of Memphis, TN, Glenn Price of Atlanta, GA,  Alphonso Price (Earnestine) Darryl Price, Jeffery Price (Nicole) and Richard Price all of Poplar Bluff; 3 sisters, Mary Dunbar, Bessie Newell (Isaac), Josie Bolton all of Hazlehurst, MS;  one brother, Orvell Price (Kasie) also of Hazlehurst, MS; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends to cherish his memories.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Phyllis James and sister, Essie Smith.

Homegoing services will be Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church of God, 1875 Speedway Drive in Poplar Bluff, with the visitation beginning at 12 noon and the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. with Bishop Ron Webb officiating.  Burial will be held in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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Bonnie Marvlee Johnson

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Bonnie Marvlee Johnson, 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born June 27, 1938 in Poplar Bluff.  She was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center in Poplar Bluff.  A homemaker, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling with her husband and buying and selling antiques. On August 30, 1975 she married Archie Johnson in Poplar Bluff.  He survives.

Other survivors include her children, Gary Gowen, Janet Thomas (David), Donnie Gowen (Brenda), Diana Gowen, Rodney Johnson (Shelly), Lori West (Ray), Kevin Johnson and Carrie Johnson; 4 sisters, Virginia Magill, Louise Pratt, Lola Morgan and Carleen Gowen; 3 brothers, Virgil Randall, Ed Randall and Phillip Randall; as well as 24 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Randall and mother, Leatha (Brown) Cattron; 2 sisters, Margaret Gossett and Edna Moore; and grandchildren, Richard Thomas and Rebecca Diane York.

A memorial visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Abundant Life Christian Center.  The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Thomas officiating.  Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mo. Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.

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Tamera Lynn Hickson

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Tamera Lynn Hickson, 56, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Poplar Bluff.

Tamera was born March 8, 1960 in Aurora, Ill.  She had worked as a nursing home CNA and enjoyed watching movies and being with family.

On January 25, 1996 she married Steven Hickson in Campbell, Mo.  He preceded her in death October 24, 2015.

She is survived by her children, Robert Allen Warren Jr., Paul Warren and Trena Stratton; her mother, Bonnie (Clark) Ward; a sister, Jennifer Garris and brothers, William McGuirk and Michael McGuirk; as well as her grandchildren, Brett, Brian, Seth and Kyle Warren.

She was also preceded in death by her father, Robert McGuirk; one sister, Danielle McGuirk and brother, Robbie McGuirk.

The family will plan a memorial service at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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