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John “Blindman” Gallaher

John “Blindman” Gallaher entered into rest with his family by his side on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the age of 61 Years, 5 Months, and 3 Days. He was born August 13, 1961 in Ironton, MO. A visitation period for friends and family to come together was Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 am…

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Carolyn Lyn Boyd

Carolyn Lyn Boyd, formerly of Ironton, entered into rest on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the age of 68 Years and 17 Days. She was born Dec. 29, 1954 in Holt Summit, Missouri, a daughter of the late Wilburn Branch and Willie (Hartman) Branch. On Feb. 5, 1977 she was united in marriage to William…

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Judy Whitney Lowers

Judy Whitney Lowers, age 68, of Piedmont, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born January 26, 1954 in St. Louis, the daughter of Erskine Whitney and Jessie (Boyer) Whitney. She was married to Joseph Lowers January 15, 2000 at Piedmont and was a long time…

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Elaine Pierson

Elaine Pierson, age 60, of Annapolis, passed away Tuesday, January 10th at the Ironton Medical Center in Pilot Knob. She was born February 27, 1962 in Ironton, MO, the daughter of Alvin Pierson and Letha Nadine Santhuff. Elaine was a lifelong resident of Iron county and was a 1981 graduate of South Iron High School.…

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Kent Carl Howard

Kent Carl Howard, 64, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born in Juneau, AK, October 21, 1958, to parents Kloyce and Marie (Cheskev) Howard. Kent served in the US Navy for twelve years. He came to Piedmont and never wanted…

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Sherry Lynn Smith

Sherry Lynn Smith, age 65 of Poplar Bluff, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1957 at St. Louis, the daughter of William Murdock and Norma (Ward) Murdock. A long time resident of Poplar Bluff, she was a member of the Highland Drive Church…

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Melvin “Mel” Lee Dickerson

Melvin “Mel” Lee Dickerson, 81, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023, at Mercy South in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Olathe, CO, August 21, 1941, to parents John and Mary (Allen) Dickerson. Melvin enjoyed nature, especially bird watching. He loved fishing and his favorite fishing…

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Shirley Ann Shearrer

Shirley Ann Shearrer, age 87 of Piedmont, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. She was born February 24, 1935 in Cherry Grove, Patterson, MO, the daughter of Fenton White and Mabel (Garren) White. Shirley was raised at Patterson and graduated from Patterson High School. She was…

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Gerald L. Fris

Gerald L. Fris (83), of Mill Spring, MO, passed away on January 13, 2023. Born April 25, 1939, in Joliet, Illinois, he obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 1961. In 1977, Jerry married Frieda (Walz), and were blessed with seven children. Jerry is survived by his wife Frieda; six children, Amanda…

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Martha L. Cole

Martha L. Cole, 83, of Jefferson City, MO, formerly of Piedmont, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, at Jefferson City Manor. She was born in Hadley, MO, October 5, 1939, to Walter and Elsie (Martin) Potter. Martha was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She married Ernest Giles Cole on June 26, 1965, and they…

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