Archive for April 2017

Louise Robertson

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Louise Robertson, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Oakdale Care Center.

Mrs. Robertson was born September 22, 1927 in Chaonia Landing, Mo.  She retired from the Mo. License Bureau in Poplar Bluff.

Survivors include her husband, Berlin Robertson; her grandchildren, Brenda Brown (Rodney) of Poplar Bluff, David Sechrest of West Plains and Berlin Robertson (Amy) of Poplar Bluff; as well as great-grandchildren, Tyler, Parker, and Bailey Davidson, Zach Brown, and Blake and Brady Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Robertson; her parents, Virgil and Hattie Jones; one sister, Annlee Sheridan and brother, Marion Jones.

A graveside service, followed by interment, will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with Ron Fowler officiating

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Garry Baldridge

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Garry Audie Baldridge, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at The Cedargate in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Baldridge was born January 12, 1947 in Pensacola, Fla. He was of the Christian faith. Garry served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 and retired from the city of Poplar Bluff Fire Department. He was a member of American Legion Post 143 and Eagles Lodge in Poplar Bluff and enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.

In 2002 he married his wife, Melba, in Butler County. She preceded him in death January 7, 2014.

Survivors include his daughters, Andrea Baldridge and Bettina Blackburn; four step-children, Jamie Ivy (Valerie), Jeramie Ivy (Stacie), Jason Ivy, Megan Berry (Marc); one uncle, Lloyd Baldridge (Imogene); two grandchildren, Sean Blackburn and Alyssa Blackburn; four step-grandchildren, Joshua Ivy, Emmaleigh Ivy, Madison Berry and Alexander Berry. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Alma Baldridge.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Audie and Margaret Baldridge and one sister, Patricia Ellsworth.

Visitation will begin at noon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Ron Fowler officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Cochran Cemetery with full military honors.

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Lisa Shell-Gentry

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Lisa Hope (Shell) Gentry, 50, of Mill Spring, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Lisa was born July 13, 1966 in Kennett, Mo.  She was of the Baptist faith.  A restaurant cook, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and family, cooking and cleaning.

She is survived by her parents, Gary and Shirley Shell; her children, Jessica M. Causbie and Chaz Gentry; daughter-in-law, Courtney Gentry and the father of her children, Lee Gentry; one brother, Chuck Shell; sister-in-law, Heather Shell, nephew, Austin Shell and niece, Alexis Shell, as well as 4 grandchildren, Amelia and Aiden Causbie and Aaron and AAliyah Gentry; her aunts, uncles and other family members, and very special friends, Cody, Dwight and Dameon.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., in the chapel, with JR and Jack Hill officiating.


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