Archive for October 2016

Lawrence Davis

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Lawrence Davis, 70, of Harviell, Mo., passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Davis was born August 18, 1946, to the late Lloyd Davis and Glendora (Jessup) Davis, in Granite City, Ill.

He was a tour bus driver and enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, karaoke and watching old movies.

Mr. Davis is survived by a son, Terry Davis; a daughter, Theresa Amos, and two sisters, Patricia Davis and Diane Anelundi.

No services are planned at this time.

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Jacqueline McClure

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Jacqueline Louise McClure, 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 31, 1962 in Los Angeles, Ca. She loved painting, crafts and loved her grandchildren.  She worked in law enforcement as a police officer.

Survivors include her daughter, Samantha Lawrence and mother, Sylvia Jean (Burns) Mick; two brothers, James Gotautis and Steve Gotautis; and grandchildren, Jericho and Jude Lawrence.

A daughter, Allecia Hindman and her step-father, George Mick precede her in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, Mo., in charge of arrangements.


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Amanda Kenser

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Amanda Lee Kenser, 28, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Amanda was born January 12, 1988 in Houston, Tx.  She enjoyed her boys, music, reading, writing and friends.

Survivors include her father, Larry Kenser; her mother, Kim (White)Kenser; two sons, Skyler Kenser and Riley McNiel; one sister, Tonya Kenser; maternal grandmother, Gretta White, and paternal grandfather, William D. Kenser.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m.  Friday, October 28, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Louie Robertson will officiate. Amanda will be laid to rest in the Black Creek Cemetery.


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David Shaw

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

David Shaw, 76 of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Shaw was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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Nancy Sue Frazier Sisco

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Nancy Sue Frazier Sisco, 48, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away October 18, 2016 at Wappapello, Missouri. She was born February 5, 1968 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was a nurse and a former resident of Paragould, Ark., Neelyville and Naylor Missouri.

She enjoyed fishing, sewing and playing with her grandchildren and Karaoke.

She is survived by her children; Summer Dawn Frazier and Priscilla Jean Frazier  both of Poplar Bluff, Mo and Rae Ann Dasch and husband Adam of Doniphan, Mo.; grandchildren; Adam, Stormie Rayn, MacKenzie, Julie Ann, Jerimah, Mellanie, Noah, and Klayton as well as her step father; Ray Collins of Oxly, Mo. and two sisters; Deana Sisco of Oxly, Mo. and Rachel Collins of Hayti, Mo.; three brothers; David Sisco, and James Sisco both of Neelylville, Mo. Albert Collins of Kennett, Mo.; one nephew, Dennis Rogers of Poplar Bluff, MO.; as well as her former husband Raymond Frazier of Naylor, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Elliott Collins and her grandparents; Wiley and Naomie Elliott and Bert and Lucille Collins.

Memorial visitation will be Saturday October 22, 2016 starting at 6:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri with Mary Ann Dennis officiating. Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc. in charge of arrangements.


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Wilmer “Bub” Stroup

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Wilmer “Bub” Stroup, 62, of Puxico, Mo., passed away, October 19, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 18, 1954 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late William Stroup and Freda Lois Wiseman Stroup.

On March 30 1973 at Kinder, Missouri he was married to Juanita Hart. She survives.

Also surviving his children, Melinda Adams and husband David and Pam Glasener and husband Josh all of Puxico, Mo.; two grandchildren, Cody and Levi Wilhelm; three step grandchildren, Bryan, Cody Gene and Austin Adams, as well as step-great- grandchildren, Xander, Paige, Ember and Jade Adams; three sisters, Wilda Morrison and husband Tommy of Zalma, Mo., Wilma Hale and husband Edward of Advance, Mo., and Shelia Hale and husband Paul of Bloomsdale, Missouri.

He was a life long resident of the area and was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church of Sturdivant, Mo. He enjoyed restoring cars, collecting gas and oil signs, and tractors.

Visitation will be October 22, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m. in the Faith Apostolic Church at Sturdivant, Mo., with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Rev. Dale Holman officiating.

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Christine R. Winingnear

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Christine R. Winingnear, 78, of Bloomfield, Missouri, passed away October 12, 2016 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was born January 20, 1939 at McDougal, Arkansas to the late Thomas Henry Dean and Edith Dickson Dean.

On February 2, 1961 at Piggott, Arkansas, she was married to James Winingnear. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, two sons, Frankie D. Winingnear of Bloomfield, Missouri and James O. Winingnear and wife Leatha of Puxico, Missouri; one daughter, Tammy Null and husband Kenny of Puxico, Mo.; one grandson, Ryan Winingnear; three sisters, Sherlene Parker of Corning, Arkansas, Earlene Moore of Datto, Arkansas and Georgie Herring of Coning, Arkansas; two brothers, Roy Dean of Fredericktown, Missouri and A.C. Dean of McDougal, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as one sister, Ruth and four brothers, Brooksie Dean, Gale Dean, Willard Dean and Willie Dean.

She was a member of the Sturdivant Apostolic Pentecostal Church and had worked as a nurse’s aide. She enjoyed her church and working, flowers, collecting owls, embroidering, cooking and canning.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Sturdivant Apostolic Church at Sturdivant, Missouri, with the funeral following at 1:00p.m., at the church, Saturday. Interment will be in the Fagan Cemetery at Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Dale Holman officiating.

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Master Sgt. Charles E. Newbern

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Master Sgt. Charles Ernest Newbern, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home.

Charles was born August 23, 1941, in Lafollette, Tn., to the late George A. Newbern and Mary (Reagan) Newbern. He served in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired.  He enjoyed playing music and was a member of the True Believers Church and formerly a member of the Masons.

On January 27, 1998 he married Priscilla “Peaches” (Earl) Newbern in Denver, Co.   She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Johnny Newbern (Michelle), Jenna Rochella Johnson- Newbern, Richard Newbern, Craig Newbern, and Donald Ray Earl; two sisters, Frances Bailey and Martha Ogilvie; his grandchildren, Tamara, Princess, Lamuel, Madaline, Natalie, Private Jamal Newbern, Adrianna and Anglinia; sisters-in-law, Shirley Newbern and Channa Newbern, as well as a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.

Mr. Newbern was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margaret Newbern and two brothers, George and Robert Newbern.

Visitation will be held at 1o a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., in the chapel, with Pastor Roy Williams officiating.  Mr. Newbern will then be laid to rest in the Mo. State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors.


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Carrol Fletcher

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Carrol Laray Fletcher, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was lifted into the arms of His loving Savior Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Surrounded by his loved ones, he accomplished a peaceful home going. He had been in declining health due to congestive heart failure this past year. This strong, hardworking father, Papaw, brother, uncle, and husband was loved by many, but became too weak to continue on his earthly journey.

Carrol was born August 29, 1943 in J Y, Missouri in New Madrid County and attended Essex Gray Ridge Schools. He enlisted in US Army in 1962 and served on active duty until May 1965. He served in the Army National Guard in the 206th Maintenance Company in Poplar Bluff, where he retired in 2003. He was employed by Roberts Plumbing for over 30 years until his retirement in 2006. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Carrol never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. He loved gardening and bowling, where he was a member of the Poplar Bluff Bowling Association for 40 years, a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, and an avid fisherman who insisted the fish were always spawning for him.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fletcher of Poplar Bluff, son, Christopher Fletcher of Belleville, MI, son, Casey Fletcher, of Poplar Bluff, and daughter, Stephanie Fletcher of Clearwater, FL. He has two grandchildren, Adrian Felder and Dacey Fletcher. He also has two surviving sisters, Glenda Johnson and Karren Eyrich, both of Winter Haven, FL. He loved, and was loved by his large, extended family with a passion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Audrey Fletcher; brothers, James “Buddy” Fletcher, Ronnie Fletcher and Wayne Fletcher. In addition two sisters, Barbara Felker and Brenda Williamson also preceded him.

Visitation will be Friday evening, October 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm.  at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral will held Saturday October 15, 2016 at 10am in the chapel with Todd Allen officiating. Interment to follow in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with full military rites.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to SEMO National Guard Reunion Fund c/o Cecil Brake, 2006 Lowery, Poplar Bluff, MO, or the SEMO Sportsman Association who sponsor the annual Fish and Fun day for children c/o Randy Daves, 497 CR 410, Poplar Bluff, MO

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Velma “Cricket” Arrington

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Velma “Cricket” Arrington, 95, of Neelyville, Mo., passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Black River Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Mrs. Arrington was born on July 19, 1921 in Zelma, Mo. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, flowers and puzzles. She attended the Friendship General Baptist Church in Coon Island, where she served as Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir and did Vacation Bible School. Velma served as Neelyville Mayor from 1988 through the early 1990’s and was a member of the Eastern Star at Malden.
On July 13, 1940 she married Robert G. “Dugan” Arrington in Malden, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1988.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jim Arrington of Neelyville, Gayland Arrington and wife, Linda of Neelyville; 1 daughter, Peggy Duncan of Tallahassee, FL.; 8 grandchildren, Rodney Boyle, Robert Lyberger and wife, Donna, Dottie Curtner, Shannon Davis and husband, Steve, Holly Dobbins and husband, Justin, Josh Arrington and wife, Melissa, Lynn Derickson and husband, Eric and Amy Hogan and husband, John; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by parents, Howard I. Sturgeon and Clara Lacy Sturgeon; 1 daughter-in-law, Sandy; sisters, Bernice Peck, Alta Minzey, Frieda Day; brothers, A.E. Sturgeon, Bill Sturgeon, Alfred Sturgeon, and twin brother Delmond; and 1 grandson, Matthew Arrington.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. Funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel, with Rev. Alan Lieutert officiating. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, Mo.

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