Rev. Eddie Martin
Rev. Eddie D. Martin, age 78, of Piedmont, died Nov. 8, 1999 at Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He pastored churches in Missouri and Arkansas for 25 years. He was the pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont for a total of nine years, and was active in the Clearwater Ministerial Alliance for many years.
Born June 14, 1921 near Glen, Mo., he was the son of the late Teamous and Helen (Hess) Martin.
He was married to Mildred Foster in 1942, and she preceded him in death Dec. 1, 1972. He married Eunice Hale Feb. 15, 1974 at DeSoto, and she survives.
Other survivors are his children, Terry and Sherry Martin, Springfield; stepchildren, Darrel and Helen Hale, Festus; grandchildren, Terry and Ginger Martin, Jr., Springfield, Diana Martin, St. Louis; great granchildren, Hannah and Jeffery Martin.
Two brothers, Pepper and Stanley Martin, and one sister, Jean Brown, preceded him in death.
Rev. Martin was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He and his wife Eunice had made their home in Piedmont for the past several years.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. Nov. 10, 1999 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont. The Reverends Charlie Gillenwater and Gary Aubuchon officiated. Music was by Glendell Twidwell, Oresta Atnip, Cinda Wood, Ron Wood and Jeanette Turnbough. Casketbearers were church deacons, Melvin Moore, John Griffin, Eddy Hughes, Bob Sanders, Stan Garrison and Jim McFadden. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Naylor, directed by Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont.
Bobbie Gale Bazzell, 58, died Feb. 14, 2000 in Piedmont.
He was born March 7, 1941 in St. Louis and was raised by his grandparents, the late Joseph Elijah and Ella Mae Bazzell.
Bobbie was a welder by trade and had worked at the American Car and Foundry.
He is survived by his mother, Georgia Simpson, Kennett, Mo; a son, Erman Kincaid, Jr., Hillsboro, Mo.; four daughters, Margaret Crocker, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Barbara Bazzell, Carrie Kincaid and Tara Kincaid, all of Park Hills, Mo.; three brothers, Darrell Bazzell, Windsor, Calif., Donnie and Jerry Bazzell, both of Creston, Calif.; four sisters, Carolyn Crawford, Kennett, Mo., Barbara Francis, Poplar Bluff, Cheryl Hunter, Goodlettsville, Tenn., Jocelyn Bazzell Hill, Montclair, Calif.; two grandchildren, Ashley Crocker, Alexandra Fitzpatrick; four aunts, Helen Hovely, Hazel Atnip, Nina Handy, Joann Gayle and Jean Husketh.
In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his father, William (Bill) Bazzell.
The funeral was Feb. 17, 2 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, officiated by Elder Bob Webb with recorded music.
Pallbearers were Daniel Crocker, Robert Gayle, Darrell Bazzell, Roger Meador, Richard Allen, Jason Myers. Burial was at Center Ridge Cemetery in Greenville.
Lola Imogene Yount, 84, died Jan. 10, 2000 at Clark's Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.
She was born March 17, 1915 in Harviell, Mo., daughter of the late James Burton and Ethel (Ryan) Gowen.
Mrs. Yount had worked at a saw factory in St. Louis before her retirement.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma Louis, Piedmont; five brothers, Tom Gowen, Poplar Bluff, Ken Gowen, Tuscon, Ariz., Wilbur Gowen, Fredericktown, Darwin Gowen, Dean Gowen, both of St. Louis County; one sister, Aileen Holmes, St. Louis County; five grandchildren, Joseph and Carmen Louis, Piedmont, Jeana and Joe Boarman, St. Louis, James and Nikki Louis, Bonne Terre, Jerry and Cathy Louis, St. Louis, Jeff and Rhonda Louis, Ellsinore; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were three brothers, Leonard, James and Ole Gowen and one sister, Fern Roberts.
The funeral was Jan. 13 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Rev. Allen Calkins officiating.
Pallbearers were Joseph Louis, Jason Louis, Jeremy Louis, Jeffrey Louis, Jerry Louis, Jerrid Ross and James Louis. Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Louis and Damian Smith.
Missouri (Jane) Cravens
Missouri Jane Cravens, 82, died Feb. 15, 2000 at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff.
She was born Oct. 28, 1917 in Knoxall, Mo.
On Nov. 2, 1940 she was united in marriage to Merlin Cravens, who preceded her in death in 1967. Mrs. Cravens was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, Roger Cravens, Williamsville; two daughters, Fonda J. Durrow, Greenville, Tonia D. Cornett, Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Feb. 18 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville, officiated by Rev. Gary Wulverton with music provided by Jeanette Cox.
Pallbearers were Roger Cravens, Andy Durrow, Roger Cravens Jr., Jeff Lee, Gary Gramlich and Alex Ruegg. Burial was at Rucker Cemetery in Greenville.
Beulah I. Fair
Beulah I. (Morse) Fair, 79, died Feb. 17, 2000 in St. Charles, Mo.
She was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Chaonia, Mo., daughter of the late Charles and Nina (Birdnow) Morse.
On Nov. 26, 1938 she married John L. Fair, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1970. They spent much of their life in Winona, Mo., where Beulah was a charter member of the Baptist Church in Winona. She was employed by Paramount Cap Factory until she moved to St. Louis in 1977. She then worked for the National Park Service until her retirement.
Others preceding her in death were two brothers, Edgar and Joe Morse; one sister, Irene Page and her husband John.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen Towner, St. Charles, Mo.; one son, Richard Fair, DeSoto; one sister, Betty Piper, Metropolis, Ill.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona on Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m.
Nancy Ann Campbell, 73, died Feb. 19, 2000 at Greenville Health Care.
She was born June 10, 1926 in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late John Albert and Lenora (Davidson) Carter.
She is survived by four daughters, Annie Walenda, Poplar Bluff, Ella Wells, Grand Blanc, Mich., Karen Wirtz and Georgia Daniels, both of St. Louis; one sister, Geri Liberatore, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were one son, Randy Ledbetter; one brother, Bert Carter; three sisters, Geneva Szabo, Lena Murphy and Linnie Harper.
The funeral was Feb. 22 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Pastor Steve Proctor officiating and music provided by Nancy Proctor.
Burial was at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, Ark.
Clyde Guess, 79, died Feb. 19, 2000 at his home in Piedmont.
He was born July 30, 1920 in Greenville.
Aug. 2, 1941 he married Bernice Tierney and she survives. He worked as an equipment operator and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Marjorie Hite, Maryland Heights, Mo., Beverly Baudendistel and Sharon Thompson, both of St. Charles, Mo.; one sister, Alice Fray, Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lisa Owen, Brian Hite, April and Michael Baudendistel, Connie Lyons and Christopher Thielmann; six great-grandchildren, Devin and Jessica Owen, Austin and Alexandrea Hite and Austin and Clayton Lyons.
The funeral was Feb. 21 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Henry Pasquet officiating. Music was provided by Glendell Twidwell, soloist, and Jeanette Turnbough, pianist.
Pallbearers were Ed Lunyou, Carl Lunyou, Ivan Hixson, Lindell Skaggs, Gordon Sanders, Kenny Morris and Enoch Thompson. Honorary pallbearer was Lovis Fears. Burial was at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont.
Fredia L. Croney
Fredia L. Croney, 71, died Feb. 2, 2001 in Greenville, Mo.
She was born May 3, 1929 in Marquand, Mo., daughter of the late Daniel and Rosie Hale.
She married Elbert Croney and he preceded her in death. Fredia was a homemaker and had lived in Silva for many years.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Bill and Albert, three sisters, Sadie, Vida and Lillie and one great grandchild, Josh Beyers.
Survivors include three sons, Douglas Croney, Manitiwoc, Wisc., Willias Croney, St. Ann, Mo., Timothy Croney, St. Ann, Mo., three brothers, Truman Hale, Piedmont, Troy Hale, Silva and Eugene Hale, Greenville, two sisters, Tiney Jennerjohn, Piedmont, Virgie Holmes Weston, Greenville, fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and her dear frind Earl Weston.
The funeral was held Feb. 6 at the Morrison-Worley Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Daniel Hale officiating. Special music was provided by Bonnie Funston.
Pallbearers were Douglas Croney, William Croney, Timothy Croney, Bryan Croney, Daniel Croney and Ryan Croney.
Interment was in the Twidwell Cemetery in Clubb. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Greenville Chapel.
Rubye P. Blackwell
Rubye P. Blackwell, 84, died Feb. 2, 2001 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She was born Aug. 6, 1916 in Braggadocio, Mo., daughter of the late William Lewis Gallaher and Lillie Gertrude (Bray) Gallaher.
She was united in marriage to Carl Blackwell on Nov. 2, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1977. Also preceding her in death was one brother Milburn Gallaher.
Survivors include one son Carl Michael (Mike) Blackwell and wife Jackie, grandson Westley Pike Blackwell and wife, Jodie, great grandson Austin, all of Piedmont, one brother Buford Gallaher, Huntsville Al, two sisters Viola Dawson, Hayti, Mo., Louis Ottinger, Caruthersville, Mo.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont.
Funeral services were Feb. 4 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Music was provided by the First Baptist Church choir, pianist Linda Niswonger.
Serving as pallbearers were David Johnston, Frank McAllister, Mark Keister, Larry Crosley, Jerry Spinks, Dennis Johnson, honorary pallbearer Dusty Burton.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, Mo. under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Homes of Piedmont.
Emil R. Carlson
Emil R. Carlson, 98, died Jan. 31, 2001 in Piedmont, Mo.
He was born March 16, 1902 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Ivan and Nellie Carlson.
He married Mabel Roberts May 1, 1954 in Chicago and she survives. He worked as a cost accountant in Chicago before his retirement in 1971. He had lived at Missionary Acres in Clubb. He was the oldest living member of the local AARP Chapter and was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and his twin, Roy.
The funeral was held Feb. 3 at the Evangel Baptist Church in Clubb with Rev. Virgil Freyermuth officiating, assisted by Rev. Howard Street and music provided by Ken Moon and Marilee Ostrander.
Pallbearers were Ken Moon, Bill Hayes, Dr. Gene Burris, Chuck Nichols, Paul Gauwitz and Dave Kintner. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Greenville.
Alice B. Borders
Alice B. Borders, 78, died Jan. 28, 2001 at Three Rivers Healthcare South in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She was born March 9, 1922 in Des Arc, daughter of the late Roy and Bertha (Wheatley) Bess.
She married Jasper Kelley and to this union three children were born, Kelly, Gertie and Butch. Mr. Kelly preceded her in death. She later married John Ellis Borders and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Patterson Baptist Church, baptized Dec. 12, 1993.
Those surviving are a daughter, Alice Bowman, Peveley; stepson, James Borders, Des Arc; stepdaughter, Ruby Borders, Piedmont; brother, Johnny Bess, Tunica, Miss.
The funeral was held Jan. 31 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Bro. Dewel Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Roy Stout, Sr., Dwight DeBoard, Melvin Moore and Gary Gramlich. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Annapolis.
Glenzil R. Nelson
Glenzil Ray Nelson, Dr., 57, died Feb. 1, 2001 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He was born June 29, 1943 in Torch, Mo., son of Iowa Nelson Pruyn of Farmington and the late Hiram Nelson.
He was united in marriage to Betty Pruyn March 7, 1963 in St. Louis and she survives, residing in Silva. Glenzil was a die caster for Bauman Engineering in Washington, Mo. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Glen (Sheila) Nelson, Jr., Silva, Kevin Nelson, Jackson, Minn.; three sisters, Melva Gazaway, Farmington, Bonnie Ladato, Ladue, Kathy Stewart, St. Louis; three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Feb. 4 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Kenneth Moon officiating.
Pallbearers were Harry Prouty, Gene Pogue, Dan Pogue, Dave Gazaway, Mike Mobley and T. J. Montgomery. Flower bearers were Don Brinkley, Jr. and Michael Ruble. Burial was in Rowland-Woods Cemetery, Patterson.
Freida V. Miller
Freida Virginia Miller, 68, died Jan. 30, 2001 in Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
She was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Piedmont, daughter of the late Donald and Doreatha (Grigery) Dean.
She was united in marriage to James T. Miller Sept. 2, 1955 and he survives. Freida was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Des Arc, serving as financial secretary. She worked as a secretary for ASARCO in Glover for many years.
She is survived by two sisters, Lola Luten, Delores Wright; two brothers, Carl and Donald Dean, all of Des Arc.
The funeral was held Feb. 3 at Bryson Funeral Home, Pilot Knob, with Rev. Donald Dement officiating. Pallbearers were Don Wright, Doug Bond, Leonard Dean, Shane Tarkington, Gerald Miller and Mark Hester. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Des Arc.
Alva E. Collins
Alva Eugene Collins, 37, of Piedmont, died Jan. 12, 2001 in Clarksville, Tenn.
He was born May 3, 1963 in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Alva and Inez (Mansfield) Collins.
He was a construction worker by trade.
Surviving are five brothers, Gary South, St. Louis, Daniel South, Hemet, Calif., Loran Collins, Union, Mo., Randy Cave, Charleston, Jamie Cave, Piedmont; 10 sisters, Martha Wilson, St. Louis, Theresa Pfeil, Hemet, Calif., Diane Agerton, Clarksville, Tenn., Carolyn Sturgeon, Riverside, Calif., Kay Siar, Granite City, Ill., Trudy Griffen, Bluntsville, Ala., Tina Turner, Charlotte Froman, Sandra Hill, all of Piedmont, Brenda Merryman, Charleston; stepmother, Nadine Mansfield Brasher, Piedmont.
The funeral was held Jan. 17 at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with Bro. Thomas Snavely officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.