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.
Harold W. Walk II
Harold W. Walk, II, 34, died Jan. 21, 2003 in Columbus, Miss.
He was born Feb. 3, 1968 in Lutesville, Mo., son of Wayne and Mary (Burch) Walk of McGee.
He was united in marriage to Nancy Jean Barks May 4, 1990 and she survives, residing in Greenville.
Mr. Walk was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed truck driver. He loved to hunt and fish. He had been an active member of the Jaycees for many years.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Lydia, Trey and Cora Walk, all of the home; one brother, Perry Walk, McGee; grandparents, Claude and Lawatta Walk, McGee.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Floy Burch.
The funeral was held Jan. 24 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Greenville, with Rev. Bill Sargent and Rev. Larry Underwood officiating.
Pallbearers were Chip Costephens, Randy Robinson, Shannon Wren, Rusty Sly, Wayne Birmingham, Norman Shaffer, Joey Cameron, J.R. Allen and Gary Haney. Military honors were provided by VFW Post #6477 of Poplar Bluff and the Missouri Honor Guard. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, McGee.
Clifton E. Rutter
Clifton E. Rutter, 37, died Jan. 22, 2003 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
He was born Feb. 8, 1965 in Arcadia, Mo., son of Clifton L. Rutter of Annapolis and Lola Faye (Dean) Luten of Des Arc.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Charles Rutter, Potosi; two half-brothers, Chad Rutter, Kansas City, Kansas, B.J. Luten, Des Arc.
The funeral was held Jan. 25 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Don Dement officiating. Those providing music were Rev. C.J. Casteel, Jack Rutter, Debbie, Danielle, Donnie Wright and Sonjia Dement..
Pallbearers were Cliff, Roger, Bill, Jack, Kenny and Donnie Rutter and Kenneth Rapps. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.
Lena D. England
Lena Dolly England, 89, died Jan. 24, 2003 in Piedmont, Mo.
She was born May 31, 1913 near Annapolis, Mo., daughter of the late William and Bertha (Lewis) Alcorn.
She married William E. England Dec. 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. England was a homemaker, who lived most of her life in Iron County. She was a long time member of the Walker Branch United Baptist Church in Lesterville.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenna England, Piedmont, Dolores Lucy, Ironton; one son, Melvin England, Piedmont; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley England; one son, Arnold England; one brother, Lyman Alcorn; three sisters, Julia Alcorn, Minnie Alcorn, Dolus Overall; one grandson, Farrell Bryan Esmond.
The funeral was held Jan. 27 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Rev. Clyde Hedgcoth officiating and music by Scott Tucker.
Pallbearers were John Waller, Jr., Charles Crowley, Tim Esmond, Jim Hutchison, Dale Bryan and Charlie Goodsen. Burial was in Annapolis Cemetery.
Elsie Ward, 82, died Jan. 25, 2003 in Springfield, Mo.
She was born May 23, 1920 in Brunot, Mo., daughter of the late Lee and Etta (Reeves) Duncan.
She retired from Wayne Medical Center in Piedmont and attended the Patterson Methodist Church before relocating to Springfield.
She is survived by four sons, Keith (Essie) Ward, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Darrell (Marietta) Ward, Springfield, Tom (Sue) Ward, Fredericktown, Ralph Ward, Bonne Terre; one sister, Marie Long, St. Louis; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Warren Lee Ward.
The funeral was held Jan. 28 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating and music by Linda Hall.
Pallbearers were Mike Ross, Dennis Kime, Herman Prenzel, Gary Hall, Keith Hall, Gary Faith and Lindell Kearby. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery.
William E. 'Billy' Condray
William E. "Billy" Condray, 25, died Jan. 19, 2003 in Ellsinore, Mo.
He was born April 15, 1977 in St. Louis, Mo., son of David Condray of Lowndes and JoAnn Hawley of St. Charles.
Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed by Williamsville Stone Company.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Casey and Michael Condray, both of Williamsville; one sister, Jerri Sue Condray, Williamsville; one stepbrother, Jay Clinton Rainwater, Ponca City, Okla.; grandparents, Bill and Loretta Hawley, St. Louis, Barbara Condray, Williamsville; great-grandmothers, Wilma Bratton, Williamsville, Eufa Condray, Lafe, Ark.
The funeral was held Jan. 22 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, with Rev. Kenny Condray officiating.
Pallbearers were Roger Cravens, Jim Condray, Chris Marler, Scott Marler, Eric Fuchs and Wes Owens. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery, Piedmont. Military honors were provided by the Marine Corps of Fort Leonard Wood.
Claude W. White
Claude William White, 81, died Jan. 21, 2003 at Claru DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Mo.
He was born July 29, 1921 in Minimum, Mo., son of the late William and Gusta (Chilton) White.
He was united in marriage to Claudia Miller Jan. 12, 1946 and she survives, residing in Piedmont.
Mr. White retired from Anheuser Busch, St. Louis. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the VFW. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific from May 1942 until June 1945.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Alice Ward, Fredericktown, Linda Townsend, Poplar Bluff, Doris Ramsey, Piedmont; one son, Wade White, Willow Springs; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Aaron Ellinghouse.
The funeral was held Jan. 23 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. John Radford officiating.
Pallbearers were Kevin Ward, Scott Macke, David Ellinghouse, Eric White, Bill Govero and Wayne Dodson. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Des Arc.