Archive for March 2017 – Page 2

Debra “Debie” Lynn Thrower

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Debra “Debie” Lynn Thrower, 59, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, with her family at her side.

The daughter of Arthur Brown and Mary (Eubanks) Brown, Debie was born March 6, 1958 in Poplar Bluff.  Her parents survive.

She worked at Advanced Healthcare in Poplar Bluff as a medical biller.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and her grandchildren.

Debie is also survived by her fiancé, Larry Moore; her children, Krista Russell and Adam Thrower, and one sister, Brenda Long, as well as her grandchildren, Marissa Russell, Adam Xavier Thrower, and Jackson Thrower.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Zoey Slagle, February 18, 2011.

There will be a memorial visitation from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at Bays Springs Baptist Church 6793 CR 450 in Poplar Bluff.  Take M hwy to CR 450 on the right.  The church sits on corner of CR 449 and CR 450.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in care of arrangements.

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William Lee Davis

Monday, March 6th, 2017

William Lee Davis, 49, of Fairdealing, Mo., passed away on March 3, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Davis was born on Dec. 24, 1967 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He worked as a sawyer at the Sawmill and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include, one daughter Crystal Renee Davis (Address unknown); 2 step-children, Tonya Bradsassie of Poplar Bluff, Ronnie Kingery of Fairdealing, Fiancé Arlena; mother, Mary Davis of Fairdealing; sisters, Sue Breeze and Rita both of TX., Leona Jeremy of Oak Dale, CA.; 3 brothers, Clarence Tyler Davis of MI., George Washington Davis Jr. of CA., John Davis of Fairdealing, Mo.; as well as 7 grandchildren.

William is preceded in death by his father, George Washington Davis Sr. and one brother, Jerry Davis.

Visitation will be on Wed., March 8, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Hvam Cemetery in Neelyville with Rev. Bill Orr officiating.

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Adam Ray Manes

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Adam Ray Manes, 29, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Poplar Bluff.

Adam was born June 21, 1987 in Poplar Bluff.  He worked at Schaller Hardwood Lumber Co. and enjoyed spending time with his son, Austin and his nieces.  Adam had a lot of group and church family that he also enjoyed being with.  He attended Rombauer General Baptist Church.

He is survived by his father, Greg Manes and mother, Linda (Smith) Manes; his son, Austin Ray Manes, and sister, Heather Manes, as well as nieces, Madison and Makenzie Manes; three aunts and one uncle.

His grandparents, Rayburn and Betty Manes, and Pansy Spencer and great-grandfather, Raymond Manes preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., in the chapel, with Scott Wilkerson officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

 

 

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David Wayne Reed

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

David Wayne Reed, 53, of Florissant, Mo., departed this life Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.

David was born August 11, 1963 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the union of Ferdie Reed Sr. and Lillie Mae Reed.  He was the eighth of eleven children.  He graduated from Three Rivers Community College with an Associate Degree; from there he attended a technical school, where he received a degree in heating and cooling.

Active in his younger years, he loved a challenging game of chess.  He was also an avid player of tennis, golf, and ice skating, rollerblading and racquet ball.

Through life’s many trials, David was steadfast, resilient, and consistently teaching us how to be more concerned for others than ourselves.

He was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where he confessed hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Bell Boyce.

David leaves behind to celebrate his home going, his father, Ferdie Reed Sr., 3 brothers, Windell Reed (Dorothy) of Houston, Tx., Ferdie Reed Jr. of Castilian Springs, Tn., and Paul A. Reed (Melanie) of Burlington, Ia.; 4 sisters, Linda J. Thomas and Mary Ann Reed of St. Louis, Mo., Sharon K. Greenleaf and Kathryn A. Reed of Kansas City, Mo., as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

David was preceded in death by his mother and three sisters, Brenda K. Colbert, Karen R. Reed and Patricia L. Reed.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 12 (noon), at the church, with the Rev. Andrew Jefferson Sr. officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Morocco Cemetery in Broseley.

 

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Floyd Earl Burns

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Floyd Earl Burns, 77, of Naylor, Missouri passed away March 2, 2017 in the Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born December 26, 1939 at Essex, Missouri to the late Elmer and Lydia Burns.

He is survived by his children, Debbie Duhon of Corning, Arkansas, Don Burns and wife, Sherry of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Stephanie Pennington and husband, Joey of Harviell, Missouri, his special companion Shirley Crowell; two Sisters, Billie Jean Phipps and Patricia (Toots) Forsythe; one brother, Louie (Pat) Burns, as well as his grandchildren, Chuck Hunter, Chris Hunter, Dylan Pennington, Marcus Pennington, Bre Pennington, Alex Burns, and Grant Burns; great-grandchild, Jacoby Pennington. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Barbara Wells Turner.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Beau Duhon, as well as sisters, Imogene McDaniel, Lucille Shephard and Mary Belle Wilson and three brothers, Jim Burns, John Burns and Leon (Dewey) Burns.

He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed watching cowboys on TV, spending time with family, horse riding and trucking.

Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 2017 starting at 11:00 am with the funeral following at 1:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial l Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery at Bloomfield, Missouri with Brother Rob Duckett officiating.

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John D. Shepherd

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

John D. Shepherd, 66, of Neelyville, Missouri passed away, March 1, 2017 in the Southeast Hospital of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born April 12, 1950 to the late John B. Shepherd and Mamie Irene Somers Shepherd.

On June 19, 1999 at Neelyville, Missouri John was married to Diane Vannada. She survives. Also surviving are his children; John Shepherd Jr. and wife Tania of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Stacey Shepherd and wife Sierra of Harveill, Mo., Bobbie Crouch and husband Clint of Poplar Bluff, Mo, David Shepherd of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tina Buckhanan and husband Roy of Oxly, Mo., Randy Shepherd of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Joshua Shepherd of Kentucky and Nyoka Thomas of Qulin, Mo., as well as the mother of his children, Carolyn Shepherd.

Also surviving five sisters; Lou Lundry, and Janet Shepherd both of Poplar Bluff, Thelma Eldridge of Pollard, Ark., Leveda Ellis and husband Tom of Scottsdale, Arizona and Martha Shipman and husband Bobby of Naylor , Mo., two brothers; Luther E. Shepherd and wife Peggy of Naylor, Mo and Phillip Shepherd and wife Donna of Doniphan, Mo., special brother-in-law, Wade Vannada of Neelyville, Mo. Fifteen Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

John had been a commercial truck driver and had attended the Naylor Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, playing pool, gardening, fishing and enjoyed St.Louis Cardinal baseball and singing, and spending time with kids down on the corner.

Visitation for John will be Saturday, March 4, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m., with the funeral Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Kinsey Cemetery at Harviell with Donnie Fowler, Kevin Shepherd and Brian Shipman officiating.

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Tommy Clarkson

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Thomas “Tommy” Hugo Clarkson, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away peacefully at his home February 28, 2017.

Mr. Clarkson was born January 15, 1944 in Poplar Bluff, to the late William Clarkson and Irene (Boeving) Clarkson.

Mr. Clarkson attended the Palace of Praise Church. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was the owner of Ozark Beverage Company for 25 years.

Mr. Clarkson loved Alabama football, being a Papa to his grandchildren and going to their sporting events. A charismatic man with a heart of gold, he loved doing all he could to help others.

Survivors include his three children, Benjamin Clarkson, Caroline “Worm” Barrett (Greg), Sophia Miller (Ben); two sisters, Judy Baldwin and Carole Bedell; a brother, William “Billy Joe” Clarkson (Karen); as well as six grandchildren, Chaz, Andrew, Audrey, Jedidiah “Pony Boy”, Lakin and Kayla and 1 great-grandchild, Caisley.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will begin at 1p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, in the funeral home chapel, with Bishop Kent Miller officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield at 3 p.m. with full military honors.

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Imogene Spargo Sullivan

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Imogene Spargo Sullivan, 92, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Feb. 28, 2017 at Swift Creek Residential Care in Poplar Bluff, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Sullivan was born March 20, 1924 in Black Oak, AR. She worked as a farmer and enjoyed gardening, quilting and was involved in TOPS organization in Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Neelyville United Methodist Church and worked the election polls in Neelyville for several years.

On Feb. 12, 1938, she married Bill Spargo in Caraway, AR. He preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1975.

On May 16, 1986, she married Ardell Sullivan in Neelyville, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2002.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, C.W.(Code) and Lear Adams; 2 sisters, Mary Miller and Lorene Moore; and 2 brothers, William and Alex Adams.

Survivors include her son, Rick Spargo and wife, Susie of Poplar Bluff; grandchildren, Will Spargo and wife, Teribeth of Naylor, Mo., and Jill Lynxwiler and husband, Steve of Ellsinore, Mo., Richard Sullivan and wife, Monica of Ellsinore; great-grandchildren, Ricanna, Bryce, and Lucas Spargo, Lilly and Lila Lynxwiler, and Sean, Cassidy and Conner Sullivan. Also surviving are two special friends, Wanda Flurry and Peggy Moore.

Visitation will take place Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel, with Rev. Kent Wilfong officiating. Burial will be at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery

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Catherine Marcella Harper

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Catherine Marcella Harper, 79, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017 in Queensland, Australia.

Mrs. Harper was born on June 26, 1937 in Ironton, Mo. She loved hunting, flowers, talking to people about the Bible and blessings of Jehovah’s Kingdom.

On August 28, 1955, she married Earnest L. Harper Sr. in Ironton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2013.

Survivors include, 2 children, Brenda Fisher (Peter), Earnest Harper Jr. (Robin); sister, Ruth Harper (Bill), Marie Wills; brother, Samuel Whited; grandchildren, Katrina Smith, Jathan Harper (Alanna); and great-grandchildren, Kaden & Kailey Manis and Elrich and Aria Harper.

A Memorial Service will take place on Sat. March 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Poplar Bluff, Mo.,(500 Hwy. NN) with Brother Jearl Griffin officiating.

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