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Alfred Gipson

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Alfred Ray Gipson, 57 of Poplar Bluff, passed away on August 7, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on September 2, 1960 in Doniphan, MO.

Alfred is survived by his daughter, Lacy Gipson of Poplar Bluff, MO;  two half sisters, Vicky Sampson of Wichita Kansas, Sonja Rawlings Casey of Oklahoma and his  step mother, Oleta Gipson, two special friends, Will Morgan and Cindy Trube.

He was preceded in death by his father Virgil Gipson  his mother Helen Gipson(Oakley), two brothers, Kenneth Gipson,  Vernon Dale Gipson,  one half brother Shannon Rawlings.

There will be a celebration of life memorial service 10am Monday, Aug. 13,2018 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, MO 

Family requests memorials be made to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be given at

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Robert Luther Freeman

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Robert Luther Freeman, 71, of Poplar Bluff, passed away July 29, 2018 at Wappapello, MO.

He was born on December 24, 1946 in Poplar Bluff.

He is survived by sisters, Lilly Mae Adams, Bonnie Griffin, Marilyn Swartzell; two Uncles, Von Farris, Jim Farris; ex wife, Carolyn Diane Freeman.

He was preceded in death by Father, Robert Freeman, Sr., Mother, Sarah Ruth(Farris) Hefner, Brother, Lloyd Freeman

There are no services planned.

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Gerald Lester Davis

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Gerald Lester Davis, 92 of Arnold Mo. former resident of Poplar Bluff Mo, passed away on July 27, 2018 in Kearney Mo.

He was born on May 29, 1926 in Risco Mo. to the late Fred and Lila (Jones) Davis.  On February 18, 1961 he was united in marriage to Argie Mae Davis, she preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2014.

He was a small engine repairman he knew lawn mower engines from front to back and he repaired numberous mowers in Poplar Bluff. He loved watching wresting on television,  going to auctions,  and dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Gwen Paash and husband Eddie, Gerald Michael Davis, Kathy Ramsey and husband Mark, Patty Meador and husband Paul. Ten grandchildren, Dawn Eakins, Jayme McGee, Chad and Nathan Davis, Carissa Ham, Lacee Kaufmann, Kyle Ramsey, Mariah , Miranda, and Marissa Meador. Ten great grandchildren, Stephen Gross, Trenton, Nate, and Caydence McGee, Zach and Taylor Davis, Halo Ham, Grayson Strobel , Lincoln Kaufmann, Juliette Boese. Two sisters, Faye Morries, Marilyn Howell, two brothers, Bud Davis, Arlie Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Ruth Nobles, five brothers Richard, Victor, June, Russell and Vernon Davis. One daughter-in-law Nancy Davis also preceded in death.

Visitation will be Thursday August 2, 2018  starting at 11:30 a.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

The funeral  service will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Ron Fowler officiating .

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens.

The family has requested that memorials be made to  Crossroad Hospice-14310 E. 42nd Street suite 600 Independance Mo.64055,  or Back stoppers-10411 Clayton Rd. St.Louis Mo.  63131.


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Nettie Hill

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Nettie Frances Hill, 75, of Poplar Bluff, passed away on July 7, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born on February 24, 1943 to Raymond and Margery (Presson) Batson at Cairo, IL. She enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo and playing slot machines.

Nettie is survived by her son, Kenny Bounds; daughter, Carol Bounds; Sister, La Wanda Thone; grandson, Brandon Bounds; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by Father, Raymond Batson, Mother, Margery Batson, Brother, Robert Raymond Batson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:00 am at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO, with Rev. David Radford officiating.

Burial will take place in the Sparkman Cemetery.

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Stanley Dye

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Stanley Bernard Dye entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the University Of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Stanley was born on October 4, 1971 to the late Louis Ross, Sr. and Betty Dye (Little).

Stanley joined the U.S. Navy, where he had a distinguished career aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. During his 14 years of service,Stan traveled the world serving our country. After serving in the military, Stanley moved to Maryland, joined Goode Companies and became the Quality Control Supervisor at Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2018  6 till 8 p.m. at Fowler- Sullivan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle 211 South 8th St in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Rev.David Tharp and Rev Louis Ross will be officiating. Internment will follow in the City Cemetery. Fowler – Sullivan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Charles William Hibler

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Charles William Hibler “Charlie Bill” 77 passed away July 4,2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.  

There will be a GRAVESIDE MILITARY RITES Service only Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12pm at Missouri State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO

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Kenneth Ferguson

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Kenneth Ray Ferguson, 58, of Poplar Bluff, passed away on July 3, 2018 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 20, 1960 to Ronald and Dixie (Fisher) Ferguson at St. Louis, MO. On February 27, 1994 he married Priscilla Castellano.

He attended Heartland Christian Fellowship. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and riding his motorcycle.

Kenneth is survived by his loving spouse Priscilla, four sons, Eric Ferguson(Melissa), Richard Leyba, David Leyba, Ronald Burgess; four daughters, Marie Ferguson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Shannel Ferguson, Monique Leyba; two sisters, Brenda Kurger(Merle), Carol Johnson;14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Ferguson.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:00 am at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:00 pm at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO, with Rev. Kevin McAnulty officiating.

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William “Bill” D. King

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

William “Bill” D. King, 61, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, June 25, 2018, at his residence. He was born Feb. 1, 1957, at Lutesville, Mo. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion. His hobbies were fishing and reading.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey King. Survivors include his mother, Maxine King Joy; brothers and sisters, Larry Harris (Evelyn) , Sharon Barker, Harvey King Jr., (Isin) , Julita Michel (Marty) , and stepbrother, Timothy Joy (Sarah); and nieces,  Melissa Harris, Tabitha Hoover and Danica Ruso.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Ronnie and Donnie Fowler. Burial will be in the Fairdealing  Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Animal Welfare Alliance P.O.Box 647 Poplar Bluff Mo.63902

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Richard Shelton

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Richard Harvey Shelton, 66,of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Chicago, passed away on June 20, 2018 at his home.

He was born on January 26, 1952 to Joseph and Connie (Roberson) Shelton at Chicago, IL. He was a 1971 graduate of Poplar Bluff Senior High. He was a coin collector.

On July 6, 1974 he married Karen (Lonergan) Shelton. She survives. Also surviving are,two Daughters, Kimberly Dawn McBride, Nicolle Louise Frueh; two Granddaughters, Karissa McBride, Sammee Frueh; four Grandsons, Kiel McBride, Scott Frueh, Kameron McBride, Luke Frueh; two Brothers, Joseph Shelton, Gary Shelton; two Sisters, Sharron Nichols, Shirley Shelton.

He was preceded in death by Father, Joseph H Shelton, Mother, Connie Faye Shelton.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1:00 pm at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO, with Rev. Donny Emmons, officiating.

Burial will take place in the Elder Cemetery in Malden, MO

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Virginia Ann Scott

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Virginia Scott  77  departed this life on June 17, 2018 at Hunter Ackers Caring Center in Sikeston.  She was born on September 15, 1940 in Alabama.

In her early years she owned a roofing company. She loved reading, playing computer games, she attended First Baptist Church in Puxico. She was a veteran in the United States Army.

Surviving are her childen Regina Scott, James Scott, Sheri Clinton. Six grandchildren and Twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and six brothers.

No services are planned at this time.

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