Archive for February 2017

Timothy Shawn Anderson

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Timothy Shawn Anderson, 46, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., departed this life Friday, February 24, 2017 in Butler County.

He was born November 20, 1970 in Poplar Bluff and had worked at Mid Continent Nail.

Survivors include his father, Tom Anderson; his mother, Brenda Pauline “Polly” Anderson; as well as a son, Dustin Sykes and sister, Kimberly Jo Scarlet.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Keith Anderson and William Anthony Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at New Oak Hill General Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Riddle officiating.

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Casandra Schlatweiler

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Casandra Del Schlatweiler, 66, of Wappapello, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home.

Daughter of Welton Prewitt and Freda (Bell) Prewitt, she was born October, 26, 1950 in Piggott, Ark.  A homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her family and playing Bingo.

On June 22, 1968 she married Thomas Ralph Schlatweiler.  He preceded her in death January 31, 2016.

Her children, Tonia Schlatweiler, Robert (Amanda) Schlatweiler and Tracy (Rick) Dobbs survive, as well as 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandsons and a brother, Gary (Brenda) Prewitt.

Her parents and one brother, Ricky Prewitt also precedes her in death.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Arvin Haynes officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Three Springs Cemetery.


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Elois Watson

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Elois Watson, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 18, 1927. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed sewing and traveling.

Her daughter, Ann Fairless and husband, John survive.

Those preceding her in death include her parents, Robert Houston Forehand and Bula Mae (Brown) Forehand and 4 brothers, Joe, Newt, Morris and Robert Jack Forehand; as well as husbands, Chester Hudgens, Robert Thurston and James Watson.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Ron Fowler will officiate the service. She will be laid to rest in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.


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Gary Lynn Kenser

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Gary Lynn Kenser, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday February 19, 2017 at the John J Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Kenser was born February 24, 1953 in Fairdealing, Mo.  He was a member of Green Forest Church of Christ, Grandin Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge Poplar Bluff, and two years as past commander of the DAV Chapter in Poplar Bluff.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Kenser retired from WE Sears Youth Center and enjoyed working with youth and in-home church meetings.

On January 14, 1983 he was united in marriage to Darlean (Pruett) Kenser in Poplar Bluff.  She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Chad Kenser and Laneshia Kenser; his father, William D. Kenser; a sister, Pamela Sue Kenser (Tommy); 2 brothers, Larry Kenser (Kim), Kim David Kenser (Tandie); as well as 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kenser was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Evelyn Kenser; a sister, Vickie Orr and brother, Frank Bradish.

The funeral procession will leave Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, at 1:15 p.m. Thurs. Feb 23, 2017 for a 2 p.m. interment in the wall at the Mo. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in honor of Gary to the W.E. Sears Youth Center, 9400 Sears Lane  Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901, to the CLC Liaison in care of Rick Stewart.

Mattie Odle

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Mattie Josephine Odle, 84, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  

A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. on March 4, 2017 at First United Baptist Church of Farmington, 504 Yale St., Farmington, Mo.

Josephine was born in Marianna, Arkansas to Otto and Pearl Long on November 3, 1932. Most of her career was at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie, MO. She enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Josephine is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Pearl and one sister Katherine of Alton, IL.  

Josephine is survived by her siblings, John (Pat) Long of Bloomfield, MO; Billy (Doris) Long of Belton, TX; and Shirley Seabaugh of Marble Hill, MO; her children Linda (Ron) Dennis of Bonneterre, MO; Jim (Helen) Odle, Rose Odle and Elaine Williams all of Farmington, MO; Sharon Bishop of Poplar Bluff, MO; seven grandchildren Doyle, James and Edward Wheetley; Eddie and Donald Williams; Derek Odle; Travis Odle; great grandchildren Dakota Wheetley; Easton and Lauren Courtney; Shaylie Horner; Jeremy Wheetley; Donavin Odle; Liam Godfrey-Williams and Katelyn Odle as well as a host of other family members and friends. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses and doctors of PBRMC that took great care of such a special person during such a sudden decline in health. 

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Dale Lee Sullivan

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Dale Lee Sullivan, 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

The son of Luther F. “Sonny” Sullivan and Alma (Shearrer) Sullivan, Dale was born April 19, 1949 in Poplar Bluff. He was a member of New Home General Baptist Church. He had worked as a plumber, served as Fire Chief of Butler County and former owner of Sullivan’s Café of 14 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dogs, and bird watching.

He married Carolyn (Talley) Sullivan August 6, 1977 in Poplar Bluff. She survives.

Other survivors include children, Kenny Sullivan (Mechelle), David Gholson (Tammie), and Dwain Gholson (Shelley); special family members, DJ, Jaime, Hayle and Joey Ellis; 8 grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan, Tyler, and Caden Gholson, Kaylin and Maddie Sullivan, Christian Brown (Jessica), and Bailey Brown; 3 great-grandchildren, Austyn Gholson and Karter and Konner Brown; one sister, Margaret Stewart; 4 brothers, Roger Sullivan (Cynthia), Jerry Sullivan, Luther Sullivan (Helen) and Robert Sullivan (Judy); as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Wythia Sullivan and Louise Sullivan.

Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at New Home General Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 12 p.m., at the church, with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Gresham Cemetery in Carter County.


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Jack H. Whiteside

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Jack H. Whiteside, 94, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., former resident of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home. Mr. Whiteside was born on September 7, 1922 in Holcomb, Mo., to the late Thales Oscar Whiteside and Minnie Bell (Barnwell) Whiteside.

Mr. Whiteside was a member of the Highland Drive Church of Christ in Poplar Bluff and served in the United States Army during W.W. II . He retired from Cotton Belt Railroad and enjoyed playing golf.

He was married to Clella (Tompkins) Whiteside on August 6, 1997 in Piggott.  She survives.

He is also survived by his step children, Tom Tompkins, Bob Tompkins, Sandra Huggins and Robin Pearson and  daughter in-law, Carolyn Whiteside; grandchildren, Quinten (Lucy) and Caleb (Samantha).

He was  also preceded in death by his first wife, Lorrell Whiteside and one son, Dr. Jackie Whiteside, as well as two sisters, Alma and Florence and three brothers, Bryon, Basil and Ray Whiteside.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by  funeral service at 12 p.m. (noon), in the chapel, with Vernon Curry officiating. Mr. Whiteside will be laid to rest in the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark. with full military honors.

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Charles Lee Sr.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Charles Lee Sr., 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Graveside service and interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Ron Fowler officiating.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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David Lee Sparks

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

David Lee Sparks, 73  of Hilliard  passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sparks was born December 27, 1943 in East St. Louis, IL.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He had served in the United States Army.  He had worked for McKesson Drugs and was an avid scouter- being involved with Cub Scouts, Explorers and Boy Scouts.

On December 30, 1965 he married Betty DeMaris-Sparks.  She survives.  Also surviving are seven children; Chantal Jamieson (Shanon) of Jackson, MO,  Roshelle Kinder (Elwood) of Sikeston, MO, James Sparks (Yun Jeong) of Highland, UT, Dodi Riley (Patrick) of Sikeston, MO, Catherine Wood (Jason) of Lehi, UT, Adam Sparks (Giboney) of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Kimberly Wren (Trey) of Sikeston, MO; a sister, Joyce Hicks(Edward) of Poplar Bluff, 3 brothers, Daniel Sparks, Dale Sparks and Dewey Sparks(Lee) all of Poplar Bluff; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his parents; Granvil D. Sparks and Catherine Magill-Sparks, a brother; Dennis Sparks.

Visitation will be at 1pm Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2414 Katy Lane Poplar Bluff, MO.  The funeral service will follow at 2pm with Bishop Steve Richardson officiating.  Burial to be in New Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler County.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be sent to them in c/0 Bishop Steve Richardson 3889 Hwy 53 Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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