Archive for January 2019

Carmenlita Sells

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Carmenlita Sells, 87 passed away on January 24, 2019 at Festus Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on July 10, 1931 to the late Ed and Etta (Luther) Berry at Kennett, MO.  She was married to Thomas (Jr) Sells son of the late Rev. Gene and Edna Sells on June 26, 1948.  He preceded her in death after 52 years of marriage.  She loved her family and friends. She liked to cook for them and make them laugh creating many happy memories.  She worked at various retail shops and was a hairdresser.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and also had attended Twin Springs Baptist Church, in Poplar Bluff.

Carmenlita is survived by Daughter, Sherry  Gosnell(Larry) of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Son, Rick Sells(Mary) of Poplar Bluff, MO; a special companion, Ted Gorman of Poplar Bluff; Two Sisters, Linda  Montgomery (Robert) of Poplar Bluff, MO, Carolyn Woodard(Phillip) of Warrensburg; brother-in-law, Paul Sells(Sue) of Poplar Bluff, MO; sister-in-law, Ruth Bauman(Glennon) of De Soto; Five Grandsons, Michael Scott (Kim), Sam Gosnell, Ryan Sells, Orlando Penrod (Anastasia), Anthony Gosnell; Two Granddaughters, Heather Schnitzler (Jason), Jessica Sells (Andy); Great-grandchildren, Tyler & Collin Gosnell, Rylan, Jase & Kolton Sells, Cole, Will, Max, Lane & Reese Schnitzler, Lexi, Gracie, Raigan, Kale Caudel, Olivia  Penrod, Brandon & Karly Scott.  Great-great-grandchild Karmi Caudel.

She was preceded in death by Husband, Thomas (Jr) Sells, Son, Stephen Sells, Father, Ed Berry, Mother, Etta Berry, Brother, Marrel Berry, Sister, Joyce Miller.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.
    

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 pm at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO, with Dale Stringer officiating.

Burial will take place in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family suggests making memorials to the organization of your choice.   Online condolences can be given at www.fowler-sullivanfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth Ray Franklin

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Kenneth Ray Franklin , 70 of Poplar Bluff departed this life on Jan.12, 2019 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau Mo. He was born on September 29, 1948 to the late Lional and Mildred Franklin. On March 1, 1969 he was united in marriage to Brenda (Alexander) Franklin, she survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired after 27 years of service at the John J Pershing VA Medical center as chief of S And D. He loved wood working, being out doors. He was a member of the South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Mickey Griffin and husband James, Christopher Franklin and wife Carrie, Kevin Franklin and wife Tricia. His grandchildren, Jamie House, Christen Young, Sara Henson, Kaitlyn Lamkin, Ashley Franklin, Allison Franklin, Madigan Franklin, Cruz Franklin. Eight Great-granchildren, one brother Donald Franklin and wife Mary Jo, One sister Debbie Wells and husband David.

Visitation will be Wednesday Jan.16 being at 11:30 a.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 pm. at the funeral home with Pastor Rick White officiating, burial will follow in the Mo. Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

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Irene Hager

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Irene Inez Hager, 96 of Van Buren, passed away on January 7, 2019 at the River Way Manor in Van Buren MO

She was born on September 10, 1922 to Arch and Minnie (Bollinger) Hester at Poplar Bluff, MO. On November 10, 1945 she married Harold Hager in Butler County. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. He preceded her in death March 22, 2015.

She was a long time member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by two Sons, Roger Hager (Regina) of Poplar Bluff, Steve Hager (Becky) of Van Buren, MO; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by husband, Harold Hager, Father, Arch Hester, Mother, Minnie Hester, Brother, Buddy Hester, Sister, Pearl Thomas, and Sister Ethel Stone.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2:00 pm at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO, with Rev. Von Kirkman and Rev. Don Hutto officiating.

Burial will take place in the Cochran Cemetery.

Online condolences can be given at www.fowler-sullivanfuneralhome.com.

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Gayle “Edward”Garrett

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Gayle “Edward” Garrett, 71 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., departed this life Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at John J Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. He was born on Dec. 4, 1947 in Poplar Bluff to the late Glen and Helen Nichols Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a U.S Marine having served during the Vietnam War. He retired as a crew car driver for the railroad and loved hunting, collecting guns, and watching sports on TV.

Mr. Garrett i s survived by his lifetime partner of 31 years: Sharon, children Gina Russom and husband Gene, Dillon Garrett, step-daughter; Kimberly Johnson and husband Jimmy, brother; Glendol Garrett and wife Judy, grandchildren; Travis and wife Maddie, Austin and wife Jessica, Dustin ,Christina and husband Jesse, and Wyatt,, and great-grandchildren; T J. Jace, Wade, Logan, Renesmee and one on the way Ryker. one nephew Dale Garrett and wife Mindy, one niece Sheila Early. He was preceded in death by his parents one sister Jill Tinsley.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m on Tuesday Dec. 8th, 2019 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Black River Cemetery with Ron Fowler officiating. with full military rites.

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Donald Watson

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Donald Wayne Watson, 73, of Poplar Bluff, passed away on January 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 12, 1945 to Christopher and Francis (Earnhart) Watson at Paragould, Arkansas. He was retired from General Motors after 31 years. On August 12, 1964 he married Brenda Zook at East Prairie MO.
He was a member of Member of UAW his wife Brenda is a member of The Palace Of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff.

Donald is survived by his loving spouse Brenda, Daughter, Donna Kay Watson; Son, Steven Watson (Amanda); Two Brothers, Tom Watson, Marion Watson; . 11 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers; Walter and Bobby Watson, Father, Christopher Watson, Mother, Francis Watson.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Bishop Kent Miller officiating.

Burial will take place in the City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Online condolences can be given at www.fowler-sullivanfuneralhome.com

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