Archive for September 2017

Charles Howard

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Charles Howard 73,  of Poplar Bluff passed away Sept. 25, 2017 at Saint Louis University Hospital in St.Louis Mo.

He was born on May 5, 1944 in Cape Girardeau to the late Charles and Ethel (Burns) Howard. He retired as a chief engineer on the river boat after forty eight years of service. He loved working on cars, working around the house with his wife Geneva, fishing, and being a devoted family man. He attended the  South Side Assembly Of God in Poplar Bluff he dearly loved his church and his church family.

Surviving is his wife Mary Geneva Howard of the home, his sons Kayden Howard of the home, Ronnie Cochran of Poplar Bluff, one sister, Marilyn May of Iron Mountain Mo.  one brother, Don Howard of Jackson Mo.  many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was also preceded in death by a son Gary Howard, by two brothers Bill and Jack Howard.

Visitiation will begin on Friday September 29, 2017  at 10 am at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar  Bluff.

Funeral service will follow at 11 am  in the Funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Lemons officiating internment will follow in the Brown Chapel Cemetery at Broseley Mo.

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Gordon Gipson Sr.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Gordon Wayne Gipson Sr., 70, of Poplar Bluff, MO unexpectedly passed away Monday September 25, 2017 at University of MO Hospital in Columbia, MO. Gordon was born Sept 15, 1947 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Lorene Norman and G.W. Gipson. Gordon graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1966. After working for the R-1 School District for 26 years he retired as Head Custodian of Poplar Bluff Jr High. Aside from spending time with family, Gordon enjoyed watching basketball, wrestling, or Columbo while telling us what to do or pushing Robin’s buttons just because he knew he could.
Left to cherish his joyous times and warm memories, Gordon leaves his loving wife of 33 years Robin and their two kids, Kristian LeGrand and granddaughter Jazlynn Taylor LeGrand and daughter Selina Gipson (William Miller) and grandson Axel Mason Miller. Gordon also leaves behind; Daughter Donna Clayborne and three grandsons Mark, Jamal, and Michael. Son Gary Williams and three granddaughters Ebony, Tambra, and Charlisha. Daughter Stephanie Williams and three grandchildren Timothy, Sakenya, and Kandyce. Son Elvis Williams and five grandchildren Christopher, Devin, Alissa, Ebon, and Sapphyre. Son Bobby Williams (Leslie Williams) and three grandsons Bobby, Matthew, and Nicholas. Son Gordon Gipson Jr and two grandchildren Shelbie and Austin. Son Gregory Gipson and four grandchildren Lindsay, Deonte, Tyson, and Greg Jr. Sisters Jeanetta Robinson, Tammy Davis, Kim Williams (Kelvin Williams), Pam Gipson. Brothers Mark Norman, Troy Powell, Forrest Gipson, Stacy Gipson, and George Hunt. Gordon also leaves behind many more brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and many, many friends.
Preceding Gordon in death are his parents Lorene and Willie James Norman and G.W. Gipson as well as three brothers and a grandson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 3, 2017  from 6 till 8 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 12 pm in the funeral home chapel. Internment will follow in the City Cemetery.




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Larry Dale Miller Sr.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Larry Dale Miller Sr. 73 of Poplar Bluff,  passed away Friday Sept.22, 2017 at St.Louis University Hospital in St.Louis.

Mr. Miller was born May 24, 1944 in St.Louis to the late Harold and Neoma (Branch) Miller

Mr. Miller was a part of M and M Towing Service.  He loved working on cars,watching western movies, and was of the Baptist Faith.

On December 26, 1984 he was reunited  in marriage to Katherine Gale Miller  she survives.  Also surviving is one son Larry Miller Jr. three sisters, Carolyn Sue Hendrickson, Sandra Kay Robinson, Karen Jane Roberts.  One brother Darrell Wayne Miller Sr. a Grandson Dylan Dale Miller.

A sister Debra Jean Miller also preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 pm on Thursday Sept.28, 2017  in the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff with the Rev. Bill Orr  officiating.

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

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Thomas “Tom” William Hovis

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Thomas “Tom” William Hovis, 74, of Doniphan, Missouri passed away, September 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1943 at Lansing, Michigan to the late Granvil Hovis and Mary Benton Hovis. He was married to Litha Lue Newingham at Corning, Arkansas on January 12, 2002. She survives.
Also surviving; three daughters, Shelia (Frank) Wheeler of Success, Arkansas, Angelia Espinozia of Success, Arkansas and Cindy (Dave) Szymancki of St. Louis, Mo., Son: Jake (Darcy) Sheely of Barnhart, Missouri one daughter in law, Leann Hovis of Corning, Arkansas. one sister, Freida (Leo) Nidavder of Davis Juction, Illinois and one brother; Mike and (Jeanie Debord) Hovis of Corning, Arkansas. Twelve grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by two daughters; Lisa Ann Hovis and Tammy Turner, two sisters; Maxine Goodman and Polly Dill as well as two brothers, Tim Hovis and Gary Hovis. one grandson, Damion Quincy Henry Woods.
He enjoyed Fishing, deer hunting, horse racing, watching westerns and spending time with family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He had been a truck driver.
Visitation will be Wednesday September 27, 2017 starting at 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville. Burial will be in the Hitt Cemetery of Success, Arkansas. Rev Bill Orr officiating.

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Kelley Lyndell Elder

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Kelley Lyndell Elder, 74, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away September 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 7, 1943 at Naylor, Missouri to the late Kelley L. Elders and Juanita S. Klotz Elder. On March 8, 1969 in Rockford, Illinois He was married to Bettie Lou Fann. She survives.
Also surviving; one son, Matthew Lyndell Elder and one daughter; Elisabeth Jenny brother Don Elder and one sister, Vivian Cook as well as one grandchild, Julian Vincent Thornburgh. Mr.Elder was a member of the New home General Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, model trains and ham radio as well as his church where he served as Sunday school superintend.
He had served his country in the United States Army from 1963 till 1966. He had worked for the United States Postal Service where he was a mail carrier.
Visitation for Mr. Elder will Tuesday September 26, 2017 starting at 1:00 p.m. till 2:00 the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Mo., with a graveside service at Gum Cemetery near Naylor. Rev. Calvin Buhler Officiating.

Donations can be made to the New Home General Baptist Church

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Robert (Bob) Anton Lepold

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Robert (Bob) Anton Lepold Sr., 72, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home in Naylor. Mr. Lepold was born on July 9, 1945 in Naylor. He worked as a farmer and emjoyed fishing and hunting. Robert was member of he Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam and a member of the American Legion.
On August 29, 1969 Robert was married to Brenda Kay Averhart in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons; Robert Anton Lepold Jr. and wife Nicki, Jeffery Scott Lepold and wife Kristie, Three sisters; Betty Tharp and husband Roger, MaryAnn Hollenberg and husband Hank, Kathy Spradling and husband Steve, one brother, Jim Lepold and wife Theresa and six grandchildren; Tony, Emma, Ebby, Carley, Lexie and Ella.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Anton Jr. and Mary Lepold; and grandparents, Anton Sr. and Anna Lepold, and Josephine and Joe Raucker.
Visitation for Robert will be Sunday September 24, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville. Funeral will be Monday starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be in the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri. Pat Gargac will be officiating.
In Lieu of flowers family request that memorials be made to the Naylor School or Shriners Childrens Hospital.

Devine Intervention
wrote by: Bob Lepold
in August 2017

I feel I should tell my story to all. these events happened 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 5 months I was taking treatments for cancer at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. I was taking treatment at Houston and getting care there as well as at Cape.
I assure you no part of this was a dream.
In January 2015 I was diagnosed with Mantel Cell Lymphoma. They told me this was a very aggressive cancer, but treatable at the time. This was the time that God came into my life. There was no body image, no puff of smoke, no hand signal, nor a voice.
There was a peace like no other that came over me. I can not find words to really describe this peace. I had to take treatments for 5 months. I had to take four treatments 5 days straight once a month. There was a point during this time, I was standing there, and to my right was very ugly wall about 10 inches thick by 8 feet tall. This wall was my cancer! It looked like tarnished copper. To my left was a beautiful clean 4 inch pipe rail that seemed endless. It looked like lightly textured stainless steel.
I had to have help figuring this all out. Tell you later, read on.
I took these four treatments, 5 days straight once a month. On the 5th treatment I was set up to continue this same treatment schedule, same as above. I had to have a CAT scan though. It showed the cancer was gone!!! Some time during this time, the peace was gone though. For some reason I didn’t tell my wife until it was all over.
In January 2016, I had another CAT scan that showed the cancer was back. I was lying in bed one night wide awake as I do. It was 2:00-3:00 am. This is when it hit me, It came to me, very Strongly that the pipe rail was something to lean on.
This is very true! I lived It!
Robert A. Lepold

Contacts for donations
Naylor School
Rt 62 box 512
Naylor, Missouri 63953
Phone 573-399 2505

Shriners Children Hospital
4400 Clayton Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri
Attn: Donation Department

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Tilda Meadors

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Tilda Meadors,67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Meadors was born on October 17, 1949 in Corning, Ar. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed crosswords and spending time with her kids and grandchildren. She was a member of West Point United Pentecostal Church.

On August 29, 1966 Tilda married William Bill Meadors. He survives.

Also surviving are their two children, Billy Meadors and wife Tonya of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tracy Dutton and husband Jeff of Doniphan, Mo.; 4 sisters, Effie M. (Polly) Simmons and husband Robert of Illinois, Margarat (Caroline) Dusza and husband Steve of Doniphan, Mo., Essie Pennington of Grandin, Mo., Mary Poe of Rockford, IL.; 5 brothers, James Alvin Hinkle and wife Opal of Rockford, IL., John D. Hinkle and wife Pat of Arizona, Berry W. (Wayne) Hinkle of Poplar Bluff, Mo., James Leon Hinkle of wife Linda of Doniphan, Mo., Robert D. (Dale) Hinkle and wife Irene of Doniphan, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Justin Meadors and wife Tiphanii of Philadelphia, PA., Amanda Davis and husband Jared of Poplar Bluff,Mo., Jennifer Gentry and husband Phillip, of Doniphan, Mo., Jacob Dutton and wife Brooklyn of St. Louis, Mo., and Jared and Jaylin Dutton both of Doniphan, Mo.; as well as 5 great-grandchildren, as well as one on the way.

Preceding her in death was her parents, James D. Hinkle and Ivory Harpole Hinkle Messenger; 1 sister, Bessie; and 2 brothers, Walter and Carl Hinkle.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff from 10:30 – 12:00. The funeral will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Chuck Carr officiating. Burial will take place at Black Creek Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Ina Sue Franklin

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Ina Sue Franklin, 81, of Harviell, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff Mo.

Ina was born on April 8, 1936, in Harviell, Mo. She was a Homemaker and enjoyed reading and singing. She was of the Pilgrims Rest Church of Fairdealing.

On September 4, 1955 she married William “Bill” Franklin. He survives.

Also surviving are her children,2 daughters Anita Norman (Charlie) of Corning, AR., Amy Lane of Oran , Mo.; 2 Sons Bill Franklin (Kathleen) of Las Cruses NM and Andy Franklin (Kathy) of St. Charles MO. Also surviving are 1 sister Fay Shipman of Texas, 1 brother Bill Moore or Harviell and Son in Law, Noal Miller Jr. 9 Grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her parents, Albert Moore and Loraine Casey Moore, 1 daughter, Anna Loraine Miller and 1 sister Carol Fickert.

Visitation will take place on Thursday September 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral will be on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel with Donnie Fowler officiating. Burial will be at Lone Hill Cemetery in Harviell, mo.

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Dorothy Fay (Lake) Hogan

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Dorothy Fay (Lake) Hogan, 76, of Doniphan, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro, Ar.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 9, 1941 in Lone Hill, Mo. She was a retired supervisor from Emerson Electric and enjoyed gardening, her animals, humming birds and cardinal birds. She was of the Baptist faith.

On Aug. 12, 1956 she married John Henry Hogan in Stringtown. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Sandra Hogan of Neelyville, Mo., Debra Lindsey (Ray) of Doniphan, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, John Freant (Rhonda) of French Village, Mo, Milton Freant III of Festus, Mo., Garrett Freant of Neelyville, Mo., Amanda Freant of Farmington, Mo., Melissa McCarthy of Harviell, Mo., Abranda Rogers (Greg) of Patton, Mo., Lance McCarthy Jr. (Tiara) of Potosi, Mo., Dustin Lindsey of Hillsboro, Mo., Asa Lindsey (Patricia) of Dittmer, Mo., and Katie Lindsey of Doniphan, Mo.; as well as 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her parents, William C. Lake and Glenrose (Emerson) Lake; 1 sister Virginia Faries; 3 brothers, William C. Lake, Charles Lee Lake, and Jackie D. Lake.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00p.m. at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral will be on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Jimmy Bruce. Burial will be at Kinsey Cemetery in Harviell, mo.

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Joyce Evelyn Acup

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Joyce Evelyn Acup, 73,  of Greenville,  formely of Poplar Bluff passed away on Tuesday Sept.12, 2017 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau Mo.

She was born Nov. 28, 1943 in St.Louis Mo. to the late Clarence and Nina Lorene Spink.  She retired as a nurses aide from Doctors and Lucy Lee Hospitals, after many years of service . To her work friends she was known as Sam as they had kindly nicknamed her. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and her grandson Joshua (who she loved more than anything.)

Surviving is her daughter Kellie Darnell and husband Darryl,  one sister Janet Brinkley and husband David. Also surviving is a very special niece Danielle McDowell and a very special nephew Mitchell McDowell. Many other nieces and nephews also survive. She was also preceded in death by a sister Pat Spink, two brothers Harold and Jerry Spink.

At her request no services are planned.



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