Dinkins Elected State Rep

Republican Chris Dinkins of Annapolis was elected state representative Tuesday in a special election. Dinkins won by a 299 vote margin to fill the unexpired term of Paul Fitzwater who resigned in September to accept a gubernatorial appointment. Dinkins, who taught school for 17 years, has served as Fitzwater’s legislative aide for several years. Unofficial…

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Ruby L. (Youngblood) Woodring

Ruby Lee (Youngblood) Wo-odring, formerly of this city, passed away at Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Jan. 9, 2018 ,at the age of 87. Born on 30 August 1930, in Winona, Ruby was the youngest of eight children born to Oscar Solomon Youngblood and Etta Mabel Shoe-mate.At Ellington High School she participated in sports and clubs,…

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 Sheila J. (May) Burkholder

Sheila Joanna (May) Burkholder, daughter of the late Earl E. May and Hildred (Howard) May, was born on Oct. 2, 1952, in Ironton, and departed this life on Jan. 13, 2018, in Ashland at the age of 65 years.She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl May Jr. and Edward May; and…

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Bunker Students of the Month

Bunker High School’s student of the month for December was Alexis Gordon. She in the 10th grade. Her parents are Barb and Doyle Gordon. Her grandparents are Janis and David Gordon, Jack and the late Lisa Houston, and Madeline and Paul Gordon. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, buying things for her truck,…

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Lesterville Senior Spotlights

  Abby Robbs is the daughter of JR and Cathy Robbs. Her sister is Katy Robbs. Her grandparents are the late Richard and Agnes Farrar of Imperial, the late Emmit Robbs and the late Letha Crocker of Lesterville. Abby has been a member of Team Spirit, Sr. Beta and Shop Club for four years. She…

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Charles R. Weaver

Charles R. Weaver, 78, of Greenville, Mo, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at his residence. He was born Jan. 29, 1939 at St. Louis, MO, to parents Charles Roy and Edith (Fulk) Weaver. Charles served honorably in the United States Army. He had worked as a lithographer in commercial printing for many years. Charles…

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Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Frye

Robert Eugene “Bob” Frye, 78, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his residence. Bob was born August 27, 1939, to parents Earnie and Delphia (Duncan) Frye at Eminence, Mo. He grew up in the Ellington area attending school there and later moved to St. Louis where he became a St. Louis…

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Marvin G. Lueddecke

Marvin G. Lueddecke, age 86, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. He was born July 18, 1931 in Pilot Knob, Mo., the son of Gilbert W. Lueddecke and Hilda (Roth) Lueddecke. Marvin was married to Carnelia Ford June 18, 1955 at St. Louis and was a long…

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Roger Dennis Eddy

Roger Dennis Eddy, 65, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away at his residence Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Roger was born March 14, 1952 at East St. Louis, Ill., to David “Gene” and Marlis “Cyphrine” (Jackson) Eddy. Roger was a loving husband, father and was as a brother to the Sweeney family. He lived in Minnesota, Illinois,…

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Anna ‘Sue’ Jones

Anna “Sue” Jones, 85, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Private services are planned at a later date. A full obituary will be added in next week’s Journal Banner. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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