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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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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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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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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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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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Joyce Schoonover

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Joyce W. Schoonover, 81, of Poplar Bluff passed away September 10, 2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Schoonover was born January 7, 1936 in Quinton, Oklahoma to the late Frank and Beulah Morris.

She is survived by children; David Trail, John Trail, James Trail, Jane Smith, and Acie Trail; sisters; Berthie Thomas, Florie McLeland, brother; Anthony Morris and several grand and great-grand children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband; Edward Acie Trail, second husband; George Earnest Schoonover, children; WH Trail, Edward Trail, J.C. Trail, Mary Lanier; father; Frank Morris, mother; Beulah Morris, sisters; Cricket Jones, Betty Parks and Barbara Morris, brothers; Jack, Jimmy, Ruben, and Mike Morris

There are no services planned.

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