Archive for December 2016

Charles Phillip Fanter

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Charles Phillip Fanter, age 77, of Broseley, Mo., passed away December 30,2016 at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff.

He was born on September 30, 1939 in Cook County Illinois to the late Fred and Mary Ann Fanter.  He  retired as a sheet metal construction worker.  He loved going to flea markets and attended Christian Family Fellowship Church in Poplar Bluff.

Surviving are six children, two stepchildren, one sister, one brother, and several grandchildren, as well as his close companion and caregiver, Mary Baugus.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Donald Joe Robb

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Donald Joe Robb, 77, of Neelyville, Missouri, passed away December 29, 2016 at his residence in Neelyville. He was born November 28, 1939 in Naylor, Missouri to the late Owen C. Robb and Edna Woolard.

Joe is survived by  three sister; Marie Whelchel of Rogers, Arkansas, Margaret Slagle of Chesapeake, Va., and Kathy Dale of Prospect, Ky., as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronnie Robb.

He had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war and He was a member of the Naylor American Legion Post #643, where he had served as commander for 10 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and he enjoyed fishing, watching John Wayne movies and Hee Haw. Joe had retired as a operating engineer laying asphalt for  Rockford Black Top.

Visitation for Mr. Rob will, Wednesday, January 4, 2017, starting at 10:00 am in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc. of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral starting a 1:00 pm. Burial will be in the Woolard Cemetery near Oxly, Missouri. Steve Sanders will be officiating.

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Roberta Carrolyn Tubb

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Roberta Carrolyn Tubb, 77, of Neelyville, Missouri passed away December 28, 2016, in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center of Poplar Bluff. She was born February 17, 1939 in Neelyville, Missouri to the late Malcolm Turner and Margaret Sappington Turner.

On June 30, 1963 at Harviell, Missouri she was married to James F. Tubb. He survives.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents as well as Two Daughters, Marilyn McKinley and Christina Glassetter and one sister, Christine.

She was a member of the Harviell Baptist Church where she was Sunday school teacher and played the piano for the church. She enjoyed playing the piano, flowers, and her cats.

Visitation for Mrs. Tubbs will began at 10:00 am till 11:00 am Tuesday Morning January 3, 2017 in the Fowler-Sullivan memorial Chapel of Neelyville with the funeral starting at 11:00. James Keel will be officiating. Interment will be in the Cochran Cemetery at Harviell, Missouri.

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Debra Jewell Petigo

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Debra Jewell Petigo, 57, of Doniphan, Missouri, passed away December 28, 2016 in the St Francis medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born September 10, 1959 at Gideon, Missouri to the Junior Gribble and Joyce Waller Gribble.

On September 5, 1986 at Portageville, Missouri she was married to Kenneth Petigo Jr. He survives.

She is also survived by three daughters; Heather Petigo and fiancé Nick Dillon and Tasha Ray and Husband Adam both of Doniphan, Missouri and Jennifer Clifton at Dexter, Missouri, two sisters; Rhonda Mierisch and husband Carl of Doniphan, Missouri and Cindy Gribble of Kenneth, Missouri. Her mother Joyce Waller Gribble, of Kennett , Missouri, Three brothers; Robert Gribble and wife Jeannette of New Madrid, Missouri and Randy Gribble and Lee Gribble both of Doniphan, Missouri.  Ten grandchildren also survive as well as aunts uncles and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Junior Gribble, one sister; Pamela Reams.

She was a member of the West Point United Pentecostal Church of Doniphan, Mo and enjoyed flowers, crafts, and embroidering.

Visitation will be Saturday December 31, 2016 in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville starting at 6 pm till 8 pm the funeral will be Monday January 2, 2017 in the West Point United Pentecostal Church of Doniphan, Missouri at 10:00 am. With Pastor Chuck Carr officiating. Interment will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery of Naylor, Missouri

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Ted McComb

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Ted McComb. 77, died the morning of Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at his Neelyville home. Mr. McComb was a farmer. he was born June 18, 1939, in McComb, Mississippi, and had formerly lived in Marked Tree, Arkansas before moving to Butler County in 1962. He married Florence Browlee May 10, 1969, in Corning, Arkansas. She died July 24, 2015. His hobbies were gardening, fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was a member of the Bethal Lodge # 37 and Agape House of Worship, both in Neelyville,.

Survivors are his children, Teddy McComb Jr. and wife, Cindy of Neelyville, Cliff McComb of Seattle, Washington, Pat Wallace of Neelyville, Donnell McC0mb and wife Lorretta of Neelyville, Katina Howell and husband, Gerald of Wichita, Kansas, Troy McComb and wife Gina of Scott Air Force Base , Belleville, Illinois, Kristina Gibson and husband Linden of Columbia, Missouri and Lennell Wilson and husband Kevin of Columbia, Missouri. 35 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.  Sisters; Joyce Williams, Novella McComb and Linda Edwards all of Neelyville; brother Willie L. McComb of Neelyville; two aunts, Katherine Joplin and Carrie McComb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Alvin McComb and Lucille Morgan McComb; one son, Edward McComb, five sisters, Ida Mae McComb, Myrtle Smith, Mary McComb, Christine Turner and Mae Alice McComb; three brother, L.K. McComb, Wayne McComb, and Alvin “Book” McComb Jr.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. Saturday December 31, 2016, at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville. The funeral will start at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel Saturday, with Pastor Donnell McComb officiating. Interment will be in the Neelyville Cemetery.

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Melvin L. Jarvis

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Melvin L. Jarvis, 41, of Ellsinore, Mo. passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Ellsinore, Missouri. He was born on October 25, 1975 in Unionville, Missouri to the late Ellis and Zella Jarvis.

Melvin was a Fire Fighter and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working with wood and being with his family.

Melvin was married to Velva (Cox) Jarvis on June 3, 1998 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and she survives. Also surviving is his children; Kenneth Jarvis and Kristy Jarvis of the home, one sister; Molly Shelton, four brothers; Ellis Eugene Jarvis, Billy Jarvis, Francis Jarvis and Timothy Jarvis and two half brothers; James and David.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and it will be posted as soon as a time is set.

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Joe Gulledge Sr.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Joe Gulledge Sr., 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Mark Twain Caring Center.

Mr. Gulledge was born August 18, 1962 in St. Louis, Mo.  He was an auto body mechanic and enjoyed restoring cars and hotrods. He also enjoyed outdoors, working in the yard and helping friends and family.

Survivors include his son, Joseph Michael Gulledge Jr. of Sikeston, Mo.; three sisters, Chris Emily, Michelle Harrison (Donald) and Yvonne Carl and a brother, Alvin L. Gulldege Jr.(Theresa) all of Poplar Bluff, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Shelia Vaughn.

His father, Alvin L. Gulledge Sr. and mother, Irene (Rodgers) Gulledge preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by a graveside service and interment at 12 noon at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.  Donald Harrison will officiate.


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Mother Dora Teague

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Mother Dora Nora Lee Teague was born January 6, 1920 in Arkansas to Burdell Sammy and Louise McGaughy Spearman. Dora was the only child born into this union. Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her Grandmother Sally & Uncle Ben McGaughy. She grew up in a small town in Arkansas and received her primary and secondary education in the public school system. Dora had a relationship with and received Jesus Christ at a young age. She firmly stood on the word of God from 2nd Corinthians 5:7 “walk by faith and not by sight”

The wife of the late James U. Teague, Mother Dora very peacefully departed this life Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 8:35 P.M. surrounded by her daughters Beverly Ann & Gloria in West Norriton, Pennsylvania.

Early in life Mother Dora met and married James U. Teague at the age of 15 years old.

From this union they were blessed with eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Mother Dora and James Teague worked hard to establish and build a Godly foundation for their family. Together they raised their children according to Proverbs 13:24. “Spare the rod spoils the child”.

Later in life, mother was employed for 13 years in the Environmental Services Department, Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Mother Dora loved her home church and loved to work in the church. Her dedication and vision for her church were timeless. She worked very hard in outreach ministry and felt it a privilege and blessing to serve the least of them. Mother Dora started the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming 36 years ago as a way to raise money for the church’s outreach ministry. She was supported and encouraged by Mary Lou Fields and remained faithful and devoted to this ministry throughout her life. What a Blessing it has been to the church and the body of Christ in our community.

She had a quiet, gentle, and a loving spirit. She loved her family deeply and was always there with encouraging words and a helping hand. She was a woman of great Godly wisdom and Godly intellect. She was loved by all who knew her. She was truly a mother indeed and her love was felt throughout her family from generation to generation.

Dora was preceded in death by her late husband, James Ulysses, seven children: Earl Lee Teague, Janie Mae Bowens, Shirley Jean Campbell, James Theodis Teague, Freddie Lee Teague, Helen Odell Johnson and Herman Teague; two great-grand daughters Brianna Mone’t Johnson, and Nia Anderson; one daughter in-law, Garnett Teague and one son-in law, Kashante Stroman.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons: Bobby Joe (Queen) Teague and Donald O’Neal Teague; two daughters, Gloria Stean (Herman) Steele and Beverly Teague-Stroman; three daughter in- laws, Maude Alice Teague, Mary Teague, Annie Grace Teague, Emma Teague, & Queen Teague; three son in-laws, James Campbell, David Moore and Daniel Johnson; two sister-in laws, Mae Hurd and Bessie Lewis, 29 grandchildren, and a host of great-great-great grandchildren.



Lovingly Submitted,

The Family


Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, at 10:00 am,  with funeral services following at 11:00 am.

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Nancy Bach “Downey” Earley

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Nancy Bach “Downey” Earley, 69, of Poplar Bluff,Mo. departed this life Monday December 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was a retired Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born July 12,1947 in Louisville, Ky, and formerly lived in Harviell.

She loved animals, spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, swimming, the outdoors, eating at Huddle House with her best friend Bev Ward. She was a member of Lifeline Church.  She was a veteran of the U.S.Navy having obtained the rank of L.T.J.G. She served in Vietnam as a Navy nurse.

Survivors are her chidren Christina ‘Tina’ LeAnn Earley Woodard and husband Mark,of Poplar Bluff, Larry Trenton Earley Jr. and wife Sherry , of Poplar Bluff, and Katherine “Kathy”Nellie Jean Earley Dicken and husband Chris of Dumas Arkansas,  two sisters , Susan Kiel and husband  Paul, and Melinda Sepmeyer and husband Richard, all of Georgia; one brother, Melvin Reed Downey and wife Stephanie of North Carolina;  her  grandchildren:  Brandon, Dalton, Rikki, Sara Lynn, Kala, Shelby, Hannah, Emma, John, Bailey,  Aiden “A.J.”Braxton, Bristal, Conner and Cassandra; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Gannon, Callie and Beau.

She was preceded in death by her parents Melvin Reed and Nellie Mae Downey.

Visitation will be from 6 till 8 p.m. Thursday Dec.15  in the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff Mo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17,2016 in the J.C.Kirbey and Sons Funeral Home  Chapel of Bowling Green Ky. Pastor Debbie Cassinger officiating,  internment will be in the Fairview  Cemetery in Bowling Ky. Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville in charge of local arrangements.

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Connie Crews

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Connie Crews, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away December 12, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Crews was born October 12, 1953 in Taylorville, Illinois.  She attended Kerns Chapel Church in Stringtown, Mo.  She enjoyed shooting guns, horses, caring for her animals and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Gerald Gatons Jr. (Rustina), Julie Doty (Andrew), Amanda Lawrence; her mother, Nila Williams and step-father, Tom Williams; a sister, Diane Ward; brothers, Gary, Kenny and Bryan Cole as well as nine grandchildren, Chelsie, Ashley, Lee, Phoenix, Quinten, Savannah, Taylor, Hunter and Alyssa.

A graveside service will be held at 10a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Masonic Cemetery in Moweaqua, IL.

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