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Opal Collins

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Opal Collins, 94, of West Plains, Missouri, passed away November 22, 2017 in the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. she was born August 24, 1923 in Oxly, Missouri, to the late Herman Couch and Maggie (Ray) Couch.

On October 4, 1941, She was married to Gerald Essuary. then on December 1, 1990 at Fairdealing. Missouri She was married to Charlie Collins. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by a niece She raised; Deborah McClaray of West Plains as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, as well as two sisters; Millie Henkins and Wanda Marty and two brothers; David Couch, and James Couch.

She was member of Pilgrims Rest Church in Fairdealing, Missouri. She had worked as a cook for a restaurant.

visitation for Mrs. Collins will be at 11:00 am Monday November 28, 2017 in the Fowler $ Sons Funearl Home of Neelvyille, Missouri with the funeral following at 1:00 p.m.. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetjery in Kennett, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Melton officiating.

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Lora Imogene Gibson

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Lora Imogene Gibson, 87, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away at her residence November 22, 2017. She was born August 22, 1930 in Neelyville, Missouri to the late Ollie May and Minnie (Murray) May. On July 14,1949 at Pocahontas, Arkansas she was married to Hughie D. Gibson. He survives.
Also surviving are her children; Sue Turner of Key West, Florida, Hughie Ollie Gibson of Doniphan, Missouri, Terry Gibson of Cabot, Arkansas, Carolyn Wunderlich of Hubert Heights, Ohio, Mark Gibson of Atlanta, Georgia, Rick Gibson of Cabot, Arkansas, Eddie Gibson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Chris Gibson of Statesville, North Carolina. Two sisters; Geanine Casey and Mary Stuart.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as one son, Mike Gibson and 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild, one sister, Jane Dollins and One brother, George May.
Visitation for Mrs. Gibson will be Monday November 27, 2017 starting at 9:00 am with the funeral starting a 11:30 am in the Fowler & Sons Funeral Home of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the New hope Cemetery near Doniphan, Missouri following the service. Donnie Officiating.

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Iva Christine Young

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Iva Christine “Chris” Young, 81, of Naylor, Missouri, passed away November 22, 2017 in the Oakdale Residental Care of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Chris was born Janeuary 28, 1936, at Bay, Arkansas to the late James William Averart and Ollie L Thomas Averhart. On June 2, 1977 at Naylor, Missouri, she was married to Glen Young. He preceded her In death on December 11, 2016.
She is survived by; two daughters, Bonnie White of Naylor, Missouri and Iris Leubert of St. Peters, Missouri. Also surviving are three sisters; Brenda Lepold of Naylor, Missouri, Sarah Schinneker of Gulf Port, Mississippi and Debbie ester of Gulf Port, Mississippi. one brother; Bill Averhart of Long Beach, Mississippi. Seven grandsons and two granddaughter as well as several great grandchildren also survive.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Her husband, as well as one son; Rex Walker, two sisters; Mary Durant and Pansy Landreth and two borthers; Gene Averhart and James “Jay” Averhart.
Chris was a member of the Naylor Pentecostal Church and enjoyed flowers, gardening, loved dogs and humming birds.
Visitation for Chris will be Saturday November 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fowler & Sons Funeral Home of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the Gum Cemetery near Naylor with Donnie Fowler officiating.

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Nieta Howdeshell

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Nieta Howdeshell, 59, of Naylor, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Howdeshell was born on Oct. 16, 1958 in Chicago Heights, IL. She worked as a custodian for Baldwin Automotive and enjoyed painting, gardening and sewing. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

Neita is survived by her children, Teresa Miller and husband Kenny, Lisa Henderson and husband Robert, Steven Howdeshell and wife Jennifer; father, Jess Lecroy; sister, Susie Stephens; brothers, Tim Blakeney, Tim Lecroy, and Keith Lecroy; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild as well as her longtime boyfriend; Bobby Vaughn.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Maxine Lecroy.

Services will take place on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at the Fowler & Sons Funeral Home, with Visitation beginning at 11:00am. The funeral will follow at 1:00p.m. in the chapel with Rick Holden officiating. Burial will take place at Ash Hill Cemetery.

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James “Jim” Trentelman

Friday, November 17th, 2017

James (Jim) R. Trentelman, the son of Lorene Lawson and Roland Trentelman of Neelyville Mo. was born on June 4, 1943. He was married to Patty Trentelman on August 4, 1965 in Harviell Mo, and together they had one son, James Patrick Trentelman.

Jim was a truck Driver for Rowe Furniture in Poplar Bluff and served our country as veteran of the United States Navy.

He is survived by his mother, Lorene Lawson; his loving wife and best friend, Patty; one son, James Patrick Trentelman and daughter in law, Patricia Trentelman; one grandson, Jade Trentelman; 2 step grandchildren, Dakota Wallace and Leslie Wallace and 3 great grandchildren, Arya and Arwyn Wallace, Elizabeth Hornbeck; and one on the way.

Visitation will be held Sunday November 19, 2017, from 5 to 8:00 pm. with funeral services following Monday morning at 11:00 am, at Fowler & Sons Funeral Home, in Neelyville Mo. Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 pm, with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.

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Natosha Nicole Hendrix

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Natosha Nicole Hendrix, 30, of Doniphan, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Columbia, Mo.

Natosha was born on October 24, 1987 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She worked as an optometrist assistant for Lassen Vision Center. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Natosha is survived by her mother and best friend, Tammy Harris.

1 brother, Johnny Taylor Jr., preceded her in death.

Natosha loved taking pictures and had the kindest and biggest heart. She always put people before her and was always there to comfort people. She loved her great nieces and nephews. She enjoyed creating new nail designs and painting other peoples nails. She loved Thanksgiving and Christmas and being with family, having big dinners and get togethers. But most of all she loved being with her mom. They always went on roadtrips doing whatever, whenever. She loved anything that had glitter, bling or sparkles and her favorite place to eat was Tios. We cannot forget all the special little notes she left for so many people in special places in the time of need.

Thanks be to Johnny, the man who voluntarily took on the fatherly responsibilities that turned this little girl into the young woman that she was and for being there for me always.

So my beautiful daughter, like you always say, “Dance with the stars and fly with the Angels”.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Fowler and Sons Funeral Home in Neelyville, Mo. at 2:00 p.m.

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James Christopher Gossett

Monday, November 13th, 2017

James Christopher Gossett, 80, of Corning, Ar., passed away on Nov. 10, 2017 at his home.

James was born on July 7, 1937 in Butler County, Mo. he worked as a truck driver and enjoyed cooking, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the first General Baptist Church in Corning.

On July 21, 1979 he married Rose Mary McAnally Gossett in Success, Ar. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Gayla Gunter and husband Rolland, Felicia Jones and husband Don, all of Doniphan; 1 sister, Mary Lou Berry of Success, Ar.; 1 brother, Beverly Gossett and wife Faye of Success, Ar.; 3 grandchildren, Phoebe Matson, Melissa Gunter, Deven Gunter; as well as 2 great grandchildren, James Matson and Jessica Foster.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Opal Gossett and 1 great grandchild, Winona Rose Opal Matson.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler & Sons Funeral Home in Neelyville, Mo. Funeral will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Jeff Crain officiating. Burial will take place at Hitt Cemetery in Success Ar.

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Jerry Franklin Sr.

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Jerry Leon Franklin Sr., 55, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at his home.

Jerry was born on Oct. 10, 1962 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He worked in construction for Bridge Construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, building and woodworking. He was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Butler County.

Jerry is survived by 2 children Jerry Franklin Jr. and wife Shelby of Jackson, Mo., Deidre Joy Todd and husband Jeff of Elsinore, Mo.; father, David Franklin of Poplar Bluff. Mo.; sisters, Mary Kirkly and husband Mark, Peggy Green all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Brothers, David Cox and wife Debbie of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Billy Cox and wife Vicki of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Randy Steele and wife Tracy of Fairdealing, Mo.; as well as 7 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is his son, David Franklin; mother, Velta Cox Franklin; sister, Rhonda Sheppard and Brother Wayne Sheppard.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler & Sons Funeral Home in Neelyville. Funeral will be on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel with Donnie Fowler officiating. Burial will take place at Lone Hill Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Albert Lee Coan

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Albert Lee Coan, 79, of Harviell, Missouri, passed away, November 8, 2017 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born in Clay City, Indiana April 16, 1938, to the late Ralph and Mary Alice Coan.

On April 15, 1961, at Doniphan, Missouri, He was married to Freda Irene Pepmiller. She preceded him in death on August 26, 1986.

He is survived by two daughter; Alfreda Coan and Marilynn Williams Both of Harviell, Missouri as well as three grandchildren; Jason, Matthew and Curtis.

Mr. Coan was preceded in death by his sisters; Waunetta Coan, Ruth Graham, and Dorothy and Helen Coan as well as three brothers, Clarence, Roy and Bobby Coan.

Mr. Coan was a retired minister and had been a farmer. He loved to work with his hands and spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Coan will be 9:00 am November 11, 2017 in the Fowler and Sons Funeral Home of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral starting at 11:00 am Saturday in the Chapel. Burial will e in the Cochran Cemetery with Rev. Rober t Edwards Officiating.

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Melvin Slusher

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Melvin Slusher, 73, 0f Naylor, Missouri, passed away November 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 15, 1944 at Holcomb, Missouri to Boyd Slusher and Neva Bohannon Hill.
One January 21, 1972 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri He was married to Hazel Armour. She survives.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel as well as two children; Brad Slusher and wife Lisa of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Tara March and husband Riley of Doniphan, Missouri. His mother, Neva Hills of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and One sister; Carol Dillinger of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Cody Slusher, Peyton , Kirsten and Simeon March.
Melvin is preceded in death by is his father, Boyd Slusher, his step-father, Robert Hills, One sister; Diane Skiver and one Nephew; Bryan Smith.
Melvin was the owner operator of Slusher Cleaning Service and has lived in the Naylor area for 46 years. He enjoyed reading, watching Westerns and loved and enjoyed his family. He had also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.
Visitation for Melvin will be Friday, November 10, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Fowler and Sons Funeral Home of Neelyville, Missouri with the funeral starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday November 11, 2017 in the chapel at Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Naylor Memorial Cemetery following service with Rev. Riley March officiating.

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