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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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