Archive for October 2017

Harley Lou Lou Conner

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Harley Lou Lou Conner, 2 of Naylor, went to Heaven Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.   Miss Harley was born June 16, 2015 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Harley enjoyed watching television and listening to music.

Harley is survived by her birth parents; Jackson and Cheri Conner, honorary parents; Michael and Amy Palmer,  grandparents; Dean and Bobbi Wegener, great-grandmother Jodi McClanahan; honorary grandparents; John and Brenda Young; birth sisters; Annalyssa and Rosalee Conner; honorary sister; Brittany Ketchem, honorary brothers; Austin Ketchem, Mason and Matthew Palmer and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Harley was preceded in death by grandparents; Lisa and Jackie Conner.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday, October 25th at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be Thursday, October 26th at 3pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Timothy Schultz officiating.  The service will then be concluded.

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Alice Marie “Jorn” Gambill

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Alice Marie “Jorn” Gambill, 87, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away October 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born September 7, 1930 at St. Louis, Missouri to the late Charlie Jorn and Emma Anna Koehler Jorn.
On November 10, 1951, she was married to Ples Mortin Gambill at Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2010.
She is survived by her children; Gary Gambill and wife Alberta of Lowell, Arkansas, Ples Randal Gambill and wife Sheila of Benton, Missouri, Kathleen Gilmore of Naylor, Missouri, Sandy Gambill and husband Robert of St. Louis, Missouri and John Gambill and wife Rhonda of Doniphan, Missouri. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents husband and one brother Alfred Jorn. One grandson, Ryan Gambill and Great grandson Skylar Cramner.
She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church at Doniphan, Missouri and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Hyacinth Chapter 427 of Naylor, Missouri. In the 1950’s, She had worked at the Glass works in Alton, Ill, and a member of AFLCI0 union.
She enjoyed face booking with her grandchildren, feeding bird, Gardening, and making quilts for her grandchildren and reminiscing about the old times. And she enjoyed Cardinal’s baseball.
Visitation will start Sunday October 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Funeral will follow Monday October 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Inc. of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery at Naylor, Missouri with Donnie Fowler officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or to Samaritan’s Purse Operations Christmas child shoeboxes.

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Jimmy Gale Jones

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Jimmy Gale Jones, 81, of Neelyville, Missouri passed away October 19, 2017 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born December 22, 1935 at Peach Orchid, Missouri to the late Russell Jones and Eva Anna Malin Jones. On August 4, 1956 at Hernado, Mississippi He was married to Wanda St.Cin. She departed this life on February 5, 2010. Then on May 13, 2011 at Corning, Arkansas he was married to Orlena St.Cin Emmons. She preceded him in death on December 21, 2013.
Surviving is children; Teresa Hobbs and husband Randy of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jimmy Jones and wife Tonnie of Doniphan, Missouri, Rhonda Uhl and husband Danny of Fairdealing, Missouri, Chris Jones and wife Carrie of Neelyville, Missouri one Step son; Freedie Emmons and wife Amy of Neelyville, Missouri and step daughter, Shelia Merchant and husband Will of Neelyville, Missouri. Twelve grandchildren; Scott McBroom, Rikki Johnson, Parker Jones, Aaron Jones, Shelby Moon, Wyatt Moon, Bubba Jones, Chad Jones, Michaela Jones, Jerimiah Blackshear, Josh Blackshear and Rocky Nierman. Also 10 great Grandchildren survive.
He was preceded in death by one brother; Bobby Jones as well as two sisters.
He had graduated from Neelyville High School and had served on the Neelyville School Board as well as being on the Coon island Fire Dept. He was a member of the Naylor Pentecostal Church and also had attended Coon Island General Baptist Church.
He enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel, raccoon, and turkey. As well as fishing.
Visitation will be Saturday October 21, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm with the Funeral Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Coon Island Cemetery, With Donnie Fowler and Brother Allen Leutert officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital

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Delmar L. Cross

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Delmar Cross, 86, of Poplar Bluff passed away October 19,2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Cross was born September 26,1931 in Malden, Mo.

Delmar was a member of Cross Street Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He enjoyed playing bass in different bands.  He had been a truck driver.

He married Mary Cross (Board) January 17, 1948 in Elgin, Illinois.  She survives.  Also surviving are children; Jim Cross, Sheri Smith and David Cross, a brother; Don Cross; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son; Billy Cross, his father,  Wentford Cross, mother; Verda Cross (Bagby)

Visitation will be at 12pm Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff and the service will follow at 2pm in the chapel with Pastor Nancy Lotz officiating.  Burial will be in Ash Hill East.

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Linda Theoni Schulz

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Linda Schulz, 16, of Poplar Bluff passed away October 14, 2017 in Butler County Missouri.  Linda was born December 31,2000 in Poplar Bluff, to Jason Schulz and Athanasia (SIA) Kantzari-Clark.

She was a junior at Poplar Bluff High School.  A member of the Poplar Bluff High School Swim Team and was on student council.  She enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Linda is survived by her parents; Jason Schulz and SIA Clark ; step mother; Britney Schulz, grandparents; Linda Gioupis, Chris and Angela Kantzari, Thomas Moore, Wayne and Mary Ann Newman; great-grandparents; Dorothy Pettet, and Geraldine Cook; sister; Anna Grace Schulz and brother; Christopher Schulz.

Visitation will be 6pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be at 10am Thursday, Oct. 19,2017 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Neal Chilton and Rev. Annette officiating.   Burial will be at Ash Hill Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to the PBHS Swim Team.  You may contact the Administrative offices for that information.

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Barbara Johnston Bell

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Barbara Johnston Bell, 72, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away October 13, 2017 in the Westwood Healthcare at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was born August 27, 1945, at Doniphan, Missouri to the late Thomas “Skipper” Johnston and Melvia Yarbrough Johnston.
She is survived by two children; Susan Wilson and husband Randy of Naylor and Thomas Johnston Bell of the Home in Naylor, Missouri. Also grandchild; Jessica Meyer and husband Brandon of Naylor, Missouri.
Barbara was a member of the Church of God in Naylor, Missouri and had been a secretary for Vitronic Doniphan. She enjoyed crossword puzzles
No services are plan at this time.

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Ogden Elijah Wheelis

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017


Ogden Elijah Wheelis, 92 , of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.      Mr.Wheelis was born June 7, 1925 , in Illinois.  He married Mary Lucille Wheelis on July 18, 1969, She died July 26, 2014.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Midland Church. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association. Mr. Wheelis served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He owned and operated Ogden’s Auto Body Repair Shop.  His hobbies were hunting, fishing, and working on cars.

Survivors include children, Tausha Leigh and Mina Wheelis; a stepson Dale Hodge; sister Anna Bell Osborn; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Mabel Wheelis; stepson Gary Hodge; sisters Cyless Harp and Nina Bybee; brothers, Theodore; Bimel; and Billy Wheelis; and one great-grandson, Bradley Hodge.

Visitation will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, at Fowler- Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Eldon Wheelis. Burial and military rites will be in Memorial Garden.


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Billie Joe Butler Sr.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Billie Joe Butler Sr. 74, of Poplar Bluff passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cape Girardeau.  Mr. Butler was born December 27, 1942 in Poplar Bluff, Mo, to the late Harvey and Lillian(Spangle) Butler.

He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He was a retired postal worker and enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising his grandkids.

July 22, 1963 he married Goldie Edna (Payne) Butler.  She preceded him in death.

Surviving are children; Billie Joe Butler Jr.(Tess), Nicole Loyd (Terry), grandchildren; Bryce, Troy,  Tommy and Wynter Butler,  Regan Sparks,  Nicholas and Jerith Loyd, one  great-granddaughter,  Payslee Butler; a sister; Alicia Morgan.

Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife; Goldie Edna Butler, parents; Harvey and Lillian Butler;  son, Harvey Gene Butler, brothers Jerry and Bud Butler.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening Oct. 11, 2017 6-8pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be at 10am Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial will follow in Kinsey Cemetery with full military honors.

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Ethel Smoot

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Ethel Smoot peacefully departed this life on October 4,2017, at home with her family at her side after a long fight with Amyloidosis. She was born on January 11, 1941, in Neelyville, Missouri, and was raised, along with five sisters and two brothers, by her parents Arthur and Opal Cassinger. She was brought up in the church her parents and uncles founded. She shared a memory of travelling to church one Sunday during a snow storm, bundled up in blankets, riding in the back of an open wagon.

In 1958 Ethel married Mark Bellamy, Sr., and later had three children: Mark, Jr., Angela and Stephen. As a military family the majority of their duty stations were in the Southeastern United States and Europe, where they traveled extensively. Ethel graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Horticulture program in 1984. Her proudest accomplishment soon followed: opening her own flower shop, Brandywine Floral, in Grafton, Virginia, with the help of her daughter Angela and a long-time friend. She was nationally certified as an FTD Master Designer after passing rigorous oral, written and hands-on timed testing. She also won many design awards within the Hampton Roads florists’ community and was featured as a panelist for floral wholesaler shows. Brandywine Floral had the honor to help decorate the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, for Christmas in 1990.

Ethel married Jack Smoot in 1998. After selling the flower shop she and Jack spent the rest of her years traveling, cruising, boating, and supervising multiple house remodelings. Jack and Ethel had a special house on Little Black River in Fairdealing, Missouri, where they loved to sit on the deck and listen to the river running by and watch well over twenty hummingbirds jockey for position at the feeders. They made their final home together in Marlbank Farms in Yorktown, Virginia. She is predeceased by her parents and son Stephen. She is survived by her husband Jack Smoot; son Mark Bellamy Jr (wife Robin), daughter Angela Bellamy-Knowles (husband Richard), daughter Connie Reynolds (husband Lonnie), daughter Pam McFall (husband Kirk); grandchildren Lauren Kudley, Kaitlyn Bellamy, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Jeremy Worthy, Jason Worthy and Eric Worthy; 12 great grandchildren; and her devoted dog, Sofie. Also surviving are her siblings Gene Cassinger; Dorothy Mullins (Cecil); Ann Holland (Charles); Wanda Wagner; Bonnie Petty (Harley); Darlene Chitwood; and Tim Cassinger (Theresa); and scores of nieces and nephews too numerous to count, but well-loved, nonetheless.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, Virginia. A family service at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Neelyville, Missouri, is to follow within a week. She will be laid to rest next to her son Stephen in her family’s cemetery in Coon Island, Missouri.

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Lela Irene Dollins

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Lela Irene Dollins, 58 of Neelyville, Missouri, passed away october 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 22, 1959 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Loyd and Agnes “Hancock” Dollins.
She is survived by her son Christopher Dollins of Neelyville and Emily Crisp whom she considered as a daughter. Also surviving ; two sisters , Lila Miller and husband George, of Huffman, Texas and Lisa Barriner of Poplar Bluff, as well as three brothers; Lonnie Dollins of Cleveland, Texas, Mike Dollins and wife Regina of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Eugene Dollins and wife Cindy of Neelyville, Missouri. Two grandsons; Nathan and Aiden Dollins also, survive, and her best friend Donna Sue Brooks.
She enjoyed reading, drawing, watching movies, and spending time with her grandchildren and shopping.
Visitation will be starting at 6:00 p.m. October 10, 2017 in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral on Wednesday October 11, 2017 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be in the Hvam Cemetery with Rev Allen Leutert officiating.

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