Archive for June 2017 – Page 2

Betty Turner

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Betty Mae Turner, 89, of Naylor, Mo., passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Westwood Hills Healthcare in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Turner was born on Feb. 28, 1928 in Naylor, Mo. She worked as an elementary teacher for the Naylor R2 School District for 30 years and 2 years at the Buncombe School. She enjoyed traveling, floating Current River, reading and cooking. She was a member of the Naylor United Methodist Church where she was the secretary and treasurer and taught Vacation Bible School.

On Sept. 25, 1948 she married Clyde Turner in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kathy Pearson and husband Leslie of Poplar Bluff, Mary Baker and husband Fred of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Nancy Compton and husband James of Delaplaine, Ar.; 4 grandsons, Jeremy, Shane, Nathan, and Jerrod; as well as 7 great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Della Batten and 3 brothers, Bob, Bill and Alvie Batten.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel with Paula Moore officiating Assisted by Aaron Neugebauer. Burial will be held at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

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Margaret Ann Laughlin

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Margaret Ann Laughlin, 57, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Cedar Gate.

Mrs. Laughlin was born February 17, 1960 in Advance, Mo.   She was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed collection jewelry.  In 1983 she married Jeff Laughlin in Puxico.  He preceded her in death January 15, 2006.

Survivors include her children, Julie Ann Laughlin and Vernon Laughlin; a granddaughter, Gracie Ann Laughlin and brother, Vernon Huff.

Her parents, Vernon George Huff and Luella (Eason) Huff preceded her in death, as well as her sisters, Shirley Mace, Patricia Huff and June Huff.

No services are planned at this time.  Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.




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Joseph Morris

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Joseph Calvin Morris, 56, of Fairdealing, Mo., passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Mr. Morris was born on Feb. 25, 1961 in Poplar Bluff, Mo and was a 1979 graduate of Naylor High School. He worked as a truck driver and enjoyed working on old cars, truck driving, spending time and playing games with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Doniphan.

Joseph was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served in Desert Storm. He had also been stationed in Virginia Beach as well as North Carolina.

He is survived by his daughter Sara Pulliam and husband Bobby of Fairdealing, Mo.; parents, Joseph and Jessie Morris of Harviell, Mo., brother, Roger Dale Morris of Naylor, mo.; as well as 2 grandchildren, Shaylynn and Ryleigh Pulliam.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral will take place on Thursday June 8, 2017 in the chapel with Donnie Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery.

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William John Dougherty Jr.

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

William John “Will” Dougherty, Jr., 50, of Mill Spring, Mo., passed on to his heavenly reward Friday, June 2, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.

Will was born July 28, 1966 in St. Charles, Mo., to William John Sr. and Nancy Lois Dougherty. He married the love of his life, Lisa Faye Bailey, on August 9, 1986. They made their home near Williamsville where they raised their children, William John III (Ciera), April Leslie (Frank Bondi), Sunflower Joy, Gabrielle Faith, and Lisa Melody. He had one granddaughter, Bella Nicole Bondi.

Will retired from Poplar Bluff Regional Office after 29 years. He could play any instrument he touched (bass, drums, harmonica, guitar, fiddle, etc.). In 1991, he founded WLD Recording Studio. He was an Apostolic Minister, always about the work of God, ministering to God’s people in music and preaching, and was Assistant Pastor over several different congregations, and finally as pastor-elect of New Life Apostolic Tabernacle.

In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, BBQ’s, working on the family farm, fishing, and model railroading. He was a loving, funny, amazing husband, daddy, grandpa, and son who will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at New Life Apostolic Tabernacle, 603 W. Victor St. in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with Evangelist Bobby Frankens officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

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Sandra Faye Melton

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Sandra Faye Melton, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Sandra was born July 26, 1961 in St. Louis, Mo.  She was a member of Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church and had previously lived in Ripley County.

Survivors include her parents, Kenneth and Charlene Melton; her children, Mark Vollet (Jennifer), Jeremy Vollet and Melinda McMurray; two sisters, Carol Harris and Regina Gullett; as well as 8 grandchildren, Faith Vollet, Dustany Dillion, Tyler Dillion, JayLynn Vollet, Danielle, Desiree, Joseph and Jazlynn Croy.

A memorial visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a memorial service. Bro. Troy Sisk will officiate.

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

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