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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Michael “Mike” Ralph Croy

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Michael “Mike” Ralph Croy, 71, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away September 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 18, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Ralph Wilson Croy and Aleene Tidwell Croy.

On August 22, 1964 at Fagus, Missouri he married Gloria Baker. She survives

Also surviving are his children, Michael William Croy and wife, Cheryl Denise of Poplar Bluff and Karen Ann Riley and husband, Tommy Hernando, Mississippi; brothers, Alva Croy of Oxly, Missouri and Fred Croy of Coffeyville, Mississippi; one sister, Zelma Deffindaul of Honersville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Michael William Croy Jr., Phillip James Croy, Sarah Marie Elder and Brian Elder, as well as two great- granddaughters, Elizabeth Grace Croy and Holly Marie Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as one brother, Bud Croy and three sisters, Louise Sterling, Brenda Wells and Lorretta Croy.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Neelyville, Mo. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the Stringtown Cemetery at Poplar Buff with Pastor Gregory Kirk officiating.


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Barbara Jean (Day) Richardson

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Barbara Jean (Day) Richardson, 70, of Naylor, Mo., passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her residence.

She was born October 6, 1945, in Doniphan, Mo., to the late Raymond and Dorothy Verneal (Robinson) Day.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Richardson and wife, Amber of Naylor, James Ray Kreyling and wife, Sherry of Fairdealing, Mo., daughters, Barbara Tolbert and husband, Scott of Pampa, Tx., and Tina Bond and husband, Rick of Wheeler, Tx.; three sisters, Darlene Isom and husband, Wayne of Neelyville, Mo., Diane Cullison and husband, Jerry, Connie Moore and husband, Cairl; brothers, Leon Day and wife, Sue, Kenny Day and wife, Teresa, Carter Day and wife, Sandy all of Naylor. She is also survived by 10 grandchild and 5 great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, as well as one brother, Max Day and sister, Vickie Wills Easter.

She was a member of the Naylor Church of God and enjoyed embroidery, painting, crafts, reading, and bass fishing.

Visitation for Barbara will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. Burial will be held in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Guthrie 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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Johnny Lee Evans

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Johnny Lee Evans, 66, of Naylor, Mo. passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Evans was born on March 24, 1950 in Naylor, Mo. He worked as a farmer and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Johnny was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam era.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Jerry Lynn Evans of Naylor, Jeffery Allen Evans of Doniphan; one sister, Linda Gail (Evans) Tisdal and husband, Buel of Naylor; as well as 5 nieces, Sammy, Marsha, Sherry, Amanda and Tammy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Von Evans and Della Mae (Feasel) Evans; one brother, Jimmy Von Evans, and one sister, Glenda Caroline Latham.

Visitation will be Friday Sept. 23, 2016 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. A graveside service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Evans Family Cemetery.

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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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