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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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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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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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Johnny Lee Cook Sr.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Johnny Lee Cook Sr., 65, of crystal City, Missouri passed away at the St. Anthony’s Medical Center of St Louis, Missouri. He was born October 29, 1951 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late John Ross and Mary Peggy Elder Ross.
He is survived by; four children: Jeremy Cook and Wife Laurie of Crystal City, Missouri, Joshua Cook and wife Ann stationed in Korea, Jennifer Lopez and husband Asuncion Gonzalez of Crystal City, Missouri and Johnny Lee Cook Jr. and wife Linda of St.Louis, Missouri. He is also survived by one brother; Mitchel Cook of Doniphan, Missouri, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by is parents as well as one brother, Wayne Cook.
He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He had worked as a mechanic and enjoyed working on old cars, the nature channel, camping and fishing.
Visitation for Mr. Cook will Tuesday October 10 starting at 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. with a graveside services starting at 3:30 p.m.. in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery in Naylor, Missouri.

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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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