Archive for September 2016

Patricia “Patty” Diann (Steen) Burkeen

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Patricia “Patty” Diann (Steen) Burkeen, 57, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Burkeen was born August 30, 1959 in Doniphan, Mo.  She had worked as a waitress and enjoyed painting, crafts, flower arranging and music.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Burkeen and Ryan Burkeen; her mother, Shirley Garner; one sister, Jada Joyner and brother, Billy Joyner, as well as 4 grandchildren.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Tiffany Goforth.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A GRAVESIDE funeral will follow at 3 p.m. at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with  Rev. Steve Patterson officiating.

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Debra Faye Lindberg

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Debra Faye Lindberg, 60, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Debra was born December 10, 1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Orville Coleman and Lorene (Helton) Coleman.  Both precede her in death.

She had worked as a waitress and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, walking, fishing and playing with her grandchildren.

On June 2, 1979 she married John Charles Lindberg, in Poplar Bluff.  He survives.

Other survivors include her children, Brandy Simmons (Brandon) and Charlie Lindberg (Ally); one sister, Mary Casey; sisters-in-law, Connie Coleman and Robin Coleman; her grandchildren, Annabelle, Logan, Luke and CJ.

She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Donna Coleman and Sandra Midkiff and 2 brothers, Ron Coleman and Carl Coleman, as well as a brother-in-law, Joe Casey.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016 in the Old Oak Hill Cemetery, with Ron Fowler officiating.  Interment will follow.

In care of Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.



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James Calvert Cooper

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

James Calvert Cooper, 69, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away Monday, September, 19, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 19, 1947, in Dexter, Mo., to Charles Dee Cooper and Helen M. (Sutton) Cooper.  Both preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a supervisor at Southern Machine and Tool, Fisherscrew Products and Special Engineering.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

On July 15, 2000 he married Charlie Cooper, who survives.

Other survivors include his daughter, Terrie Cooper (Ron); step-children, Rob Caudel and wife, Katie, Austin Caudel, and Amanda Anderson; a brother, W.C. Cooper and wife, Diana; 14 grandchildren; as well as two nephews, Wes and Brad Cooper.

A memorial service will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff.

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Hubert Allen Jr.

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Hubert Allen Jr., 65, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Allen was born January 26, 1952 in Tunica, Ms. He was a member of True Believers Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He worked as a cook at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He enjoyed fishing, cooking and singing in the choir.  Hubert served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

On February 14, 1981 he married Fannie (McCall) Allen in Corning, Ark.  She survives.

Other survivors include his father, Hubert Allen Sr.; children, Charmin Rodgers, Carmen Rodgers, Carmeal Rodgers, Joseph Rodgers, and Anthony Rodgers; one brother, Willie D. Allen; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorie (Cunningham) Allen and a brother, Albert Allen; and son, Antonio Rodgers.

Visitation will be held from 11a.m.- 1p.m. Monday, September 19, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff  followed by a GRAVESIDE Service at 2 p.m. Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with the Rev. Johnny Williams officiating.


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Ellen A. Tinsley

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Ellen A. Tinsley, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Tinsley was born October 29, 1940.  She was of the Baptist faith.  A homemaker, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and going to yard sales.

On March 13, 1957 she married Bob Tinsley.  He preceded her in death December 6, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Ray Tinsley and Earl Lee Tinsley; 7 grandchildren, Brett, Eric, Lucas, Virginia, Jessy, Bobby, and Chris Tinsley; as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her father, Matt Lewis and Geneva (Blazer) Lewis; and two sons, Terry Gene Tinsley and Leonard Foy Tinsley.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Cochran Cemetery with Ray Lewis officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Cochran Cemetery.


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Dustin Dewayne Johnson/Stoner

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Dustin Dewayne Johnson-Stoner, 28, of Little Rock, Ark. passed from this life September 6, 2016 in Arkansas. He was born August 17, 1988 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He had formerly lived in Poplar Bluff.

Dustin enjoyed Razorback football, fishing, sports and music. He is survived by his father, James William Harris, of Wappapello; his mother, Toni Stoner and dad, Bobby Wade Stoner of Poplar Bluff; his siblings, Austin and Kaitlyn Stoner, Jessica and Shawn Harris; grandparents, Judi Allen of Little Rock, Bob and Marie Stoner of Dudley, Loraine and Marty Duley of Poplar Bluff; great-grandparents, Buddy and Wynette Williams of Fairdealing, Veda Elledge of Poplar Bluff and Betty Stoner of Dexter.

Dustin is preceded in death by grandparents, Dewayne Johnson, Richard Allen and Jim and Shirley Harris.

Dustin’s love for life will be missed by all that knew him.

Visitation will be Saturday September 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., in the chapel, with Nick Stevens officiating. The service will conclude at the Funeral Home.

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Michael Thorne

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Michael Lynn Thorne, 49, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at his home.

Michael was born February 20, 1967 in Indiana. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He enjoyed watching movies, sports and listening to CD’s.

He is survived by several cousins and friends.

His father, Robert S. Thorne and mother, Sallie (Lazalier) Judd and grandparents, Ed and Inez Lazalier preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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James Fiske

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

James Columbus Fiske, beloved husband and father passed away Thursday, Sept 1, 2016 peacefully at his home.

James was born June 11, 1930 to parents Tom and Iva (Mayes) Fiske.

He married his much adored wife, Georgiabelle (Knott) Fiske on March 10, 1952. Their 64 years of marriage produced three daughters and three
granddaughters. James’ family and his “girls” were the center of his life.
He spent several years in the National Guard as a young man and served three years as a proud Marine. One of the highlights of his life was serving as an honorary guard for Pres. Truman, in a visit to Missouri during his presidency.
He worked as a meat salesman for over 20 years when he became injured in a fire at work in Nov. 1972. In a miraculous recovery, he later worked as a volunteer for his wife from 1980 to 2000 at the Northside Nutrition Center doing many roles of service for the senior citizens. He drove the Senior Citizen Bus and called Bingo for most of that 20 years of time. Even after retirement, he still enjoyed playing Bingo, working in his yard,
and later playing computer games.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Georgiabelle; daughters, Sandra (Fred) Landwersiek of Poplar Bluff and Teresa (Robert) Bono of San Antonio Texas, and granddaughters, Anastasia Bono, Ashley Bono, and Kristin Bono, and step-granddaughter, Hannah Landwersiek, all of Texas. He has many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Floyd Findlay and sister-in-law, Katherine Findlay.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and sisters, and one beloved daughter, Diana Lynn Fiske.
He was of the General Baptist faith.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Dick Murray of the First General Baptist Church of North Main St. officiating.
Mr. Fiske will be laid to rest in the Woodland City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.
The family requests any memorials be sent to the First General Baptist Church of North Main Street.


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Daniel Leroy McNew

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Daniel Leroy McNew, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his home.

Mr. McNew was born February 11, 1931 in Butler County. He was a member of Oak Grove New Beginning Church in Poplar Bluff.  He had worked as a truck driver for Rowe Furniture Co. He enjoyed playing music and singing, for years singing with the McNew Gospel Singers. He also loved teaching the Bible and being with his family.

On July 30, 1949, he married Dortha McNew in Piggott, Ar.  She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Daniel McNew (Lynn), Steven McNew (Crystal), and John McNew and one daughter, Veronica Pruitt; a sister, Wanda Sullivan and step-brother, Kirk Clark (Bonnie); 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; as well as 6 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, David McNew and mother, Laura (Blagg) McNew; sisters, Betty Edwards and Evelyn Morse; brother, Darrell McNew and half-brother, Alvin Sisk; and daughter-in-law, Mamie McNew and son-in-law, Terry Pruitt.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday September 3, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., in the chapel, with Rev. Melburn Deaton officiating.  Mr. McNew will be laid to rest in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.


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