Miscellaneous Wayne County, Missouri Obituaries

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Grace Lavender
Grace Lavender, 91, died March 27, 2002 at Charlevoix Nursing Home in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Sept. 10, 1910 in Des Arc, Mo., daughter of the late Jess and Stella Johnson. She married William Lavender and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Winds of Pentecost Church. She is survived by two sons, Stanley King, St. Charles, Donald Engledow, Columbia; one daughter, Lora M. Bauman, St. Charles; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held March 29 at Baue Funeral Home. Burial was in Friedens Evangelical Cemetery, St. Louis.

Carl E. Lane
Carl Edwin Lane, 67, died May 27, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Nov. 22, 1934 in Mill Spring, Mo., son of the late Carl Sr. and Katie (Moss) Lane. He was married to Linda L. Hamm in January of 1986 and she survives, residing in Piedmont. Mr. Lane owned and operated health clubs in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas and Missouri before his retirement in 1989. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Patrick Lane, Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Carla Crabtree, Olatha, Kan.; one brother, Larry Lane, Lincoln, Neb.; seven grandchildren. There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Sam A. Baker State Park. Arrangements were by Ford and Sons Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau.

Phillip O. Hughes
Phillip O. Hughes, Sr., 77, of Green River, Wyo., died May 22, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Wyo.where he had been hospitalized for two days. He had been ill for two months. He was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Piedmont, Mo., son of the late Rev. Ottis and Osa (Buck) Hughes. He married Alma Chatman June 3, 1951 in Harviell, Mo. and she survives, residing in Green River. He had been a resident of Wyoming since 1960, a resident of Green River since 1972 and a former resident of Missouri. He attended schools in Patterson and graduated from Patterson High School in 1941. He attended the University of Missouri and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He later attended the University of North Carolina and earned a master's degree in public health in 1958. Mr. Hughes served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. He was a Bird Colonel in the Commissioned Officer Corps of the United States Public Health service. He was employed by the State of Wyoming Health Department as a state sanitarian for 28 years, retiring in 1987. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He had been a member of the Hopewell Masonic Lodge No. 239 in Lesterville. He was an avid hunter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jonathan R. Hughes, Green River; two daughters, Phyllis Hughes, Green rivers, Rebecca Morris, Wausau, Wisc.; one brother, David (Sue) Hughes, St. Louis; four sisters, Sylvia Lane, Piedmont, Melba Bob) Bennett, Patterson, Juanita (Bob) McMahan, Piedmont, Ruth (Marvin) Darden, Patterson; sister-in-law, Pearlie Pendergrass, Nipomo, Calif.; two granddaughters, Porsha Hutson, Green River, Grace Morris, Wausau, Wisc.; two grandsons, William Morris, Ethan Phillip Morris, both of Wausau. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip O. Hughes II; four brothers, Herbert, Arvel, Wayne and Earl Hughes. The funeral was held May 25 at Monroe Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Black officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Green River.

Richard Stafford
Richard Stafford, 60, of Wichita, Kan., was born April 22, 1942 and died April 24, 2002. Those surviving are three sons, Richard W. Stafford, Wichita, Duke E. Stafford, Perryville, Scott Stafford, Rose Bud; two daughters, Teresa Helberg, Medford, Wis., Rhonda of Shelbyville, Ind. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Marie Wren. The memorial service was held May 26 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, with Rev. Dan Ross officiating. Burial was in Camp 8 Cemetery, Greenville.

Jesse F. Mabury
Jesse F. Mabury, Jr., 80, of Fayette, Ala., died March 2, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born March 10, 1921, son of the late Jesse and Leona (Wilson) Mabury. He was married to Loretta, who preceded him in death. Mr. Mabury was a WWII veteran, serving in France, Italy, Germany, the Philippines and Korea. He worked for the Missouri State Forestry Department and resided in Piedmont. He also worked for Weyerhauser Company in Mississippi and Alabama. He served as deacon for the Fayette First Baptist Church, where he was a member for 44 years. He is survived by one son, Gary Mabury, Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Barbara Ayres, Maiden, N.C.; two brothers, Bob Mabury, Patterson, Rev. Bill Mabury, Blytheville, Ark.; two sisters, Margaret Brooks, Blytheville, Peggy Howard, Harrison, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held March 6 at Fayette First Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Walker and Rev. Bill Mabury officiating. Pallbearers were David Ayres, Shane Mabury, Ben Ayres, Tom Sain, Randy Doran, Josh Howard, Patrick Howard and Sam Collins. Honorary pallbearers were Arnie Howell, Doug Berry, L.C. Smith, Ray Holsomback, Buster Hallman and James Leonard. Burial was in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Home, Fayette.

Katherine B. Busch
Katherine Bertha Busch, 83, died May 21, 2002 at Three Rivers Healthcare South, Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born July 30, 1918 in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Carl and Caroline (Huber) Guth. She was united in marriage to Otto Busch Sept. 2, 1939 and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Busch was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. She is survived by one son, Rodney Busch, Greenville; one daughter, Jennifer Garrette, Greenville; three grandchildren, Dewey and Mark Busch, Jessica Keeven; four great-grandchildren, Diana, Emily and Douglas Busch, C. J. Keeven; two step-grandchildren, Julie Bradberry and Bobby Garrette. She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Charles Guth; one sister, Lucille Busch. The graveside service was held May 25 at Cross Roads Cemetery, Greenville, with James M. Ruegg speaking. Pallbearers were James M. Ruegg, Gary Gramlich and Terry Kincaid. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville.

Roy L. Williams
Roy L. Williams, 75, died July 27, 2002 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Puxico, Mo. He married Norma Haile Dec. 23, 1957 and she preceded him in death Oct. 20, 2000. Mr. Williams had lived in Wappapello since 1969. He taught school in Potosi and retired from the Poplar Bluff School System. He operated and founded Ozark Gold Charcoal. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM and O.E.S. in Zalma, Puxico VFW #7822, Wayne County Historical Society, M.S.T.A., Wayne County Civic Center and Wayne County Citizen Patrol. He was a master tree farmer and attended the Bright Prospect Church. He is survived by one daughter, Debra (Robert) Mueller, Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Virgie Null, Mildred Hale, both of Wappapello, Myrtle Robinett, California. He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Williams on July 22, 1973. The funeral was held July 30 at Morgan Sifford Funeral Home, Puxico, with Rev. Bryan Parkey officiating. Burial was in Wilfong Cemetery, Wappapello.

Harold A. Moss
Harold A. Moss, 64, died July 24, 2002 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born March 20, 1938 in Leeper, Mo., son of the late Glenn and Artie (Lewis) Moss. He was married to Vivian Louise Moss and she preceded him in death Feb. 6, 1992. Mr. Moss was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Harold's Produce Market in Piedmont for many year. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his other half and friend, Kathy Richmond, Piedmont; one son, Rowdy (Shannon) Moss, Piedmont; one daughter, Lori (Mike) Hills, Armstrong Creek, Wisc.; stepson, Christopher Richmond, Piedmont; one brother, Donald Moss, Piedmont; one sister, Virginia Knipping, Washington; six grandchildren, Jacob, James and Donna Hills, Rowdy and Trevor Moss and Dillan Sutton. He was preceded in death by two children, David and Shelly Moss; one brother, Robert Moss; one sister, Ruth Ann Moss. The funeral was held July 26 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Elder Bob Webb officiating and music by Donna Hills and Rowdy Moss. Pallbearers were Jacob and James Hills, Jesse Knipping, David Hibbard, Richard Adair and Jim DeClue. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Graveside honors were provided by the Missouri Honor Guard.

Margarette L. Clubb
Margarette Louise Clubb, 75, formerly of Piedmont, died July 25, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born July 8, 1927 in St. Joseph, Mo., daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle (Dees) Moore. She married Lester A. Clubb Oct. 26, 1946 in Dixon, Ill. and he preceded her in death April 23, 1991. Mrs. Clubb was the owner and operator of Grandma's Restaurant in Piedmont and had been the personal cook for Gov. Teasdale. She was a past president of the Thursday Evening Study Club, director of the Sheltered Workshop in Piedmont and a member of the Order of the Easter Star #274 in Gray Summit. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She is survived by two sons, Stanley Clubb, Piedmont, Michael Clubb, Ocala, Fla.; three daughters, Darlene Clubb, Sandra Hill, both of Jefferson City, Sharon Elder, California, Mo.; two brothers, John Duckett, Jefferson City, Frank Duckett, Rosebud; two sisters, Melba Steward, Bonne Terre, Claudine Jensen, Lakeside, Calif.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, John Duckett; one brother, Walter Duckett. The funeral was held July 28 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Music was by Alan Conner and Debbie Mullins. Pallbearers were Ryan Elpers, Raymond Elpers, Michael Clubb, Steve Kelham, Blake Keotting, Jason Bieri and Ross Gill. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont.

Opal M. Rayfield
Opal Myrtle Rayfield, 91, died July 23, 2002 at Mark Twain Manor in Bridgeton, Mo. She was born June 11, 1911 in Des Arc, Mo., daughter of the late John and Katherine (Lewis) Robinson. She was united in marriage to Vernon J. Rayfield Jan. 27, 1928 and he preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1977. Mrs. Rayfield was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She is survived by two sons, Michael Rayfield, St. Louis, Jack Rayfield, Piedmont; two daughters, Charlene Haig, Louisiana, Mo., Shirley Schultz, Bone Terre; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren Preceded her in death was one brother, Walter Robinson; five sisters, Marie Miller, Rella Seal, Mildred Burgess, Mabel Huff, Erma Robinson. The funeral was held July 26 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Gene Moss and Jim Oliver speaking. Pallbearers were Brad, Buddy, Van and Brad Schultz Jr., Jesse Peterson and Allen Landwehr. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Jr. and Louise Landwehr, Nancy Oliver, Lynn Schultz, Andrea Baumgartner, Michelle, Casey, Katherine and Jessica Rayfield. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.

William 'Bob' Douglas
William Roosevelt "Bob" Douglas, 74, died July 24, 2002 at his home in Piedmont, Mo. He was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Harviell, Mo., son of the late William and Gertie (Willcutt) Douglas. He was united in marriage to Janiece Lewis March 24, 1951 and she survives. Bob was baptized Oct. 19, 1975 and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Piedmont, where he was an ordained deacon. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 526 and O.E.S. #347 in Piedmont. He was a retired supervisor for the Missouri State Highway Department and a veteran the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Janice (Tom) Stout, Ellington; one brother, O.D. Douglas, Piedmont; one sister, Maggie Kettler, Alvin, Texas; grandson, Jonathan Douglas Stout, Ellington. He was preceded in death by a son, William "Willie" Douglas, III March 5, 2002; one brother, Ralph Douglas; three sisters, Juanita McAllister, Mazie Douglas and Villa Ruble. The funeral was held July 26 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Jim Stewart officiating and music by the First Baptist Church Choir with Linda Niswonger, pianist. Pallbearers were Kenny Leach, Ted Casey, Bob Worley, Sam Losh, Don Keith and Richard Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Johnson, Marion Luna and Ralph Seabaugh. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont.

Harold R. Rankin
Harold Ray Rankin, 56, died July 26, 2002 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Sept. 8, 1945 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Edna Maxine (Bilbrey) Morgan and the late Harold E. Rankin. He was united in marriage to Patricia House and she survives, residing in DeSoto. Ray was a commercial painter. He is survived by three children, Deborah (Darrin) Freeman, Jennifer Rankin, Arthur Rankin; one sister, Carolyn Guerrant; stepchildren, Eddie and Nathan Melton; five grandchildren. The funeral was held July 29 at the Assembly of God Church in Williamsville with Rev. Clarence Morrisho officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery.

Tommie Faye Jones
Tommie Faye Jones, 92, died Sept. 17, 2002 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center in Pocahontas, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Jones and two infant sons. She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Severs, Piedmont, Janice Ellis, Maynard, Ark.; one son, Rex Jones, Maynard, Ark.; four grand-children; four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sept. 21 at the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas. Burial was in Ingram Cemetery, Maynard, Ark.

Bill W. Parker
Bill W. Parker, 63, died Sept. 27, 2002 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Paragould, Ark., son of the late Bryan and Nettie (Gaither) Parker. Mr. Parker was a retired house painter. He had lived in the Annapolis area for the past 22 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and attended the Church of God. He is survived by his companion of 22 years, Sandy Sullivan, Annapolis; two children, Bill W. Parker, Jr., North Carolina, Mary Janeen Hudson, Mississippi; two brothers, Walter Parker, California, Mack Parker, Paragould, Ark.; two sisters, Vesta Howard, Paragould, Ruth French, Lafe, Ark.; several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bryan Parker, Jr. The funeral was held Sept. 29 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Rev. Steve Sale and Rev. Clarence Casteel officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Casteel and Virginia Dinkins. Pallbearers were Deter Rayfield, Derek Pierson, Brent Scowden, Mitchel Scowden, Oland Brawley and Jack Rutter. Burial was in the Mann Cemetery.

Sarah L. Hoffman
Sarah L. Hoffman, 82, died Sept. 25, 2002 at her residence in Patterson, Mo. She was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Boss, Mo., daughter of the late Clarence and Kate (Estepp) Camden. She was united in marriage to Homer L. Hoffman Jan. 10, 1937 and he preceded her in death May 12, 1993. Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Walter L. Hoffman, Patterson; one daughter, Linda Moore, Patterson; one sister, Edna Brooks, Salem; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother, Clifford Camden; one sister, Ruby Wisdom. The funeral was held Sept. 27 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Elmo Parker officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Hicks, Logan Hicks, Joshua Hatley, Alex Henson, Richard McAllister and Ron Street. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Butler County.

Lorene 'Toots' Sisco
Lorene "Toots" Sisco, 85, died Sept. 30, 2002 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. She was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Success, Ark., daughter of the late Horace and Mary Eliza (Harper) DeArmon. She married James Elbert Sisco and he preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1988. Mrs. Sisco was a homemaker and a member of Palatka Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Elbert Wayne Sisco, Success, Ark.; one daughter, Doris Hawkins, Piedmont; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Oct. 3 at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, Ark.

Alta A. Griffith
Alta Alean Griffith, 87, formerly of Wappapello, died Sept. 25, 2002 in Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She was born Aug. 30, 1915 in Mountain View, Mo., daughter of the late James and Eva (Atnip) Page. She was married to Raymond Griffith and he preceded her in death. She married Wayne Griffith and he, too, preceded her in death. Mrs. Griffith was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty Jack Town Church in Silva. She is survived by two sons, James Griffith, El Paso, Jack Griffith, Wappapello; two daughters, Betty Fegert, Chaparral, N.M., Sue Walters, Puxico; three brothers, Ernest Page, Aurora, Ill., John Page Poplar Bluff, Lee Page, Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Ruth Wills, Jean Burchard, both of Wappapello, Hassie Thorkelson, Williamsville; 35 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Page; one sister, Annette Johnson. The funeral was held Sept. 30 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, with Rev. Kenny Burchard officiating and music by Judy Osborn, Laurie Griffin and Jeanie Hensley. Pallbearers were Kenneth Massie, Chester Knutson, Jack Henson, Danny Nepean, Bob Ziegler and Larry Becker. Burial was in Little Brushy Cemetery, Wappapello.

Patricia R. Endicott
Patricia Ruth Endicott, 64, died Sept. 28, 2002 in Farmington, Mo. She was born March 21, 1938 in Mill Spring, Mo., daughter of the late Roy and Ellen (Laxton) Smith. She was united in marriage to Edward Endicott and he survives, residing in Park Hills. Other survivors include five daughters, Ava (Charlie) Crowley, Piedmont, Kathy (Gary) Douglas, Bonne Terre, Betty (Patrick) Crowley, Piedmont, Linda (Rodney) DeClue, Park Hills, Tracy (Bobby) Dennis, Park Hills; one sister, Betty Lou Marler, Mill Spring; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sept. 30 at Coplin Chapel, Park Hills, with Rev. Gene DeClue officiating. Burial was in Bonne Terre Cemetery.

Clyde M. Buchanan
Clyde M. Buchanan, 88, formerly of Piedmont, died Nov. 21, 2002 at his home in Springfield, Mo. He was born Jan. 8, 1914 in Van Buren, Mo., son of the late Patrick Henry and Sarah Josephine (Sheets) Buchanan. He was united in marriage to Alpha Goodson Sept. 22, 1936 and she survives. Mr. Buchanan was a song writer and loved music. He was an ordained deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Piedmont and served at Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Springfield In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald Patrick (Peggy) Buchanan, Springfield, James R. (Janice) Buchanan, Springfield; three daughters, Millicent Ann (Charles) Wymore, House Springs, Patricia Elaine (Doug) Burns, Springfield, Priscilla Jo (Richard) Vaughn, Strafford; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Vergie Daniels, DeSoto. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held Nov. 25 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Piedmont, with Rev. Richard Vaughn and Rev. Lex Fox officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Lex Fox, Ron Buchanan, Randy Buchanan, Millicent Wymore, Pat Burns, Priscilla Vaughn and Mandy Williams. Burial was in Yount Memorial Cemetery, Reynolds County. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Thomas W. Kinnamore
Thomas William Kinnamore, 64, died of pneumonia Nov. 3, 2002 at the Veteran's Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born Oct. 11, 1938 in Piedmont, Mo., son of the late Charles and Leona Kinnamore. He was married to Mary A. Kinnamore and she survives, residing in Colorado Springs, Colo. Tom grew up in this area and graduated from Poplar Bluff High School. He was baptized in the Methodist Church. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard and Marine Corps before enlisting in the army. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the military in 1978 with over 21 years of service. He is survived by two sons, Kevin Kinnamore, Colorado, Anthony Kinnamore, Oregon; four sisters, Carrie Henson, Black, Madelene Fisk, Poplar Bluff, Fern Haynes, Phoenix, Ariz., Wilma Washington, Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Kinnamore, Piedmont, Don Kinnamore, Weatherford, Texas; two granddaughters, Simone and Hanna. He was preceded in death by one sister, Annabelle. Graveside services with full military honors were held Nov. 7 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Thomas E. Toney III
Thomas E. Toney III, 59, died Nov. 20, 2002 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. after a long battle with emphysema. He was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Belle Meade, N.J., son of the late Thomas E. Toney Jr. and Jane (Grimshaw) Toney. He was united in marriage to Christine Ruble March 19, 1983 and she survives, residing in St. Louis. Mr. Ruble attended Kenyon College, Yale University and the University of Missouri Law School, where he received his degree in 1969. He was employed by the law firm of Fordyce and Mayne, later merging with Ziercher and Hocker. He retired in 1998 after 30 years of practice. He was a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Evangelical Church of St. Louis. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mina Toney of the home; two brothers, Dr. Bruce Toney, Chatham, Mass., Stephen Toney, St. Louis; one sister, Jill Toney, Texas; father-in-law, David E. Ruble, St. Louis. The funeral was held Nov. 24 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Jack Ruble officiating. Pallbearers were Kenny Darden, Harold Day, Michael Ruble, Vernon Ruble, David Ruble and Ed Farmer. Burial was in Ruble Cemetery, Piedmont.

Robert B. Wildman
Robert Bruce Wildman, 84, died Nov. 15, 2002 at his home in Piedmont, Mo. He was born Feb. 22, 1918 in Neelyville, Mo., son of the late Walter B. and Florence Ethel (Miller) Wildman. He was united in marriage to Zelma Haywood Sept. 14, 1941 and she preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2001. Mr. Wildman was a retired machine operator. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont. He is survived by two sons, Ronald D. Wildman Sr., Rockwell, Texas, Robert L. Wildman, Columbia City, Ind.; one daughter, Patty Sue Nickles, St. Louis; one brother, Walter Wildman, Piedmont; three half-sisters, Ruby Sharp, Ellsinore, Sophia Fisher, Poplar Bluff, Carolyn Graham, Perryville; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one half-brother, U.H. Bryant. The funeral was held Nov. 20 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Gillenwater officiating and obituary by Rev. Tim Bridges. Music was provided by Glendell Twidwell, Jeanette Turnbough and the congregation of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Ronald D. Wildman Sr., Ronald D. Wildman Jr., Robert L. Wildman, Walt Wildman, Sal Danza and Bufford Nickles. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Herman A. White
Herman A. White, 86, died Nov. 22, 2002 at his home near Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Feb. 25, 1916 in Old Greenville, Mo., son of the late Claudie and Stella (Tipton) White. He was united in marriage to Leatha Rainwater Sept. 16, 1937 in Old Greenville and she survives. Mr. White was a retired carpenter and a World War II Army veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Shirley Bennett, Carmen Conway, both of St. Louis; one son, Cecil White, St. Louis; one brother, Virgil White, St. Charles; three sisters, Juanita Rose, Greenville, Edna Baker, Illinois, Goldie Ray, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jane White; two brothers, Columbus and Sherman White; one sister, Lottie White. The funeral was held Nov. 24 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Greenville, with Rev. Wayne Page officiating and music by Glendell Twidwell and Daphne Hershey. Pallbearers were Greg White, Danny Conway, Vern Leuschke, Robert Conway, Jim Flannagan and Jerry Page. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery.

Marvin E. Adams
Marvin E. Adams, 83, died Nov. 19, 2002 in Farmington, Mo. He was born Feb. 11, 1919 in Vulcan, Mo., son of the late John and Ora (Middleton) Adams. He married Ruth Lucille Ashburn Feb. 1, 1946 in Des Arc and she preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1995. He married Clara Jines Jan. 12, 1997 and she survives, residing in Piedmont. Mr. Adams was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of the VFW and the Bible Way Church in Piedmont. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 12 children, Carolyn Cox, Linda Emerson, both of Puxico, Kathy Pate, Corpus Christi, Texas, Buddy Adams, Memphis, Tenn., Gary Adams Sr., Belleville, Ill., Sandy Adams, Cowan, Tenn., Ray Barton, Louise Carty, Debby Barton, all of Piedmont, Lou Coons, St. Louis, Glenda Yocum, Coldwater, Marie Bunton, Ironton; two brothers, John Adams, Arnold, Sam Leroy Adams, Vulcan; two sisters, Eliza Mae Morris, Puxico, Faye Breeding, Bourbon, Mo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Adams; one son, Roy Adams, Sr.; one grandson, Larry Matychowiak; two great-grandsons, James Holmes Jr., Joseph Little; one sister, Leona Miller; two brothers, Orville and Billy Adams. The funeral was held Nov. 21 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with John Radford officiating and music by Debra Propst. Pallbearers were David Whitaker II, Roy Adams Jr., James Johnson II, Don Barton, Ray Barton and Matt Yokel. Military Honor Guard was provided by Poplar Bluff VFW Post #6477 and the Missouri Honor Guard. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.

Robert A. Stewart
Robert A. Stewart, 64, died Nov. 17, 2002 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Jan. 5, 1938 in Chicago, Ill. His wife, Rebekah Stewart, survives, residing in Lowndes. Other survivors include two sons, David and Bobby Stewart; one daughter, Maria Stewart; five stepchildren; 21 grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home, Park Hills.

Paul E. Nichols
Paul E. Nichols, 62, died Nov. 21, 2002 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. He was born March 15, 1940 in Caseyville, Ill., son of the late Donald and Claudia (Talliday) Nichols. He was united in marriage to Chris Haynes June 5, 1961 and she survives, residing in Des Arc. Mr. Nichols was a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked at the Hunter Packing Corporation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Des Arc. Other survivors include two sons, Ronald Nichols, Jefferson City, Mark Nichols, Pacific; three daughters, Barbara Burwell, Kearneysville, W. Va., Dawn Nicholson, Des Arc, Karen Rousan, Annapolis; four brothers, Loren Nichols, Brownsville, Texas, Richard Nichols, Omaha, Neb., Bill Nichols, Oklahoma, Mike Nichols, Arizona; five sisters, Mearl Frame, Arizona, Beth Renfro, Donna Clubb, Juanita Nichols, all of Collinsville, Ill., Kathy Clubb, Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Nicole and Joshua Nichols, Brandon Kelley, Ashley Lashley, Michelle and Deborah Burwell, Jennifer, Cody and Colton Rousan. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelly Nichols; three brothers, Donald, Ben and David Nichols. The funeral was held Nov. 24 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Jim Chilton and Rev. Glen Phillips officiating. Music was provided by Barbara Burwell. Pallbearers were Toby Retzler, Tommy Castillo Jr., Paul Haynes, Roy Faulkner, Carl Haynes, DeWayne Day and Brandon Kelley. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.


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