Area Obituaries

Katie Lucille (Tinker) Brading

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at age 99, Katie Lucille (Tinker) Brading (known as “Ceal” to her cousins) went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, from her home in Ellington. She was born April 14, 1921, in her grandparents’ house in the Paint Rock area of Shannon County, Mo., to Samuel and…

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Mary Alice Buford

Mary Alice Buford of Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of the late Amey Alice Tinker Bounds and James Isaac Bounds was born in Bunker, Mo., on October 3, 1935. She departed this life at her residence on May 15, 2020, at the age of 84. On August 9, 1969, in Farmington, Mo., Mary was united in marriage…

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Lisa Kaye Howard

Lisa Kaye Howard, 57, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born January 25, 1963, in Ironton, Mo., to parents George and Patricia (Ruble) Howard.  Lisa was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed her time working for Clearwater Daycare in the past…

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Ernest Wayne Maize

Ernest Wayne Maize, son of the late Lester Oren Maize and Flossie Irene Lindsey, was born in Madison, Il., on October 24, 1937. He departed this life at his residence in Lesterville, Mo., on April 30, 2020, at the age of 82. On May 19, 1962 in Lesterville, Mo., Ernest was united in marriage to…

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Billy Eugene Holcomb Sr.

Billy Eugene Holcomb Sr., 86, of Patterson, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born November 14, 1933, in Cairo, Il., to parents Hoyt and Maggie (White) Holcomb.  Billy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, and friend. He married Erma Jean Williams on December 29, 1981.…

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Rita Joyce Henson

Rita Joyce Henson, age 72, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at her home near Piedmont. She was born April 4, 1948 in Senath, Mo., the daughter of Joseph Gentry and Ollie Mae (Barton) Gentry. Rita was married to Ronald Henson in 1973 at Poplar Bluff. A long time resident of Piedmont, she owned and…

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Roger Dale Stodgell

Roger Dale Stodgell of Bismarck, Mo., passed away May 9, 2020, at the age of 66 years, 1 month,and 29 days. He was born March 11, 1954, in Fredericktown, Mo., a son of the late James Curtis and Betty (Francis) Sanders.  On March 28, 1987 he was united in marriage to Pamela (Strahan) Stodgell who…

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James “Larry” Lawrence McEwen

James “Larry” Lawrence McEwen , 85 of Silva, Mo., passed away April 24, 2020 at Poplar Bluff hospital. He was of born September 18, 1934, to parents Walter and Arabella McEwen. James was a loving husband and friend. He married Mary Lou Evans June 11, 1966. He was retired from the City of Olivette. James…

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Steven Ray Gant

Steven Ray Gant, son of the late Glenford Ray Gant and Mona Lee Carr, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 17, 1954. He departed this life at his residence in Ellington, Missouri, on April 29, 2020, at the age of 65. Steven attended the Ellington Light House Temple. He was a Police Officer…

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Hollis Lewis

Hollis Lewis, age 80, of Piedmont, Mo.,, passed away Thursday, April 23, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born August 30, 1939, to parents Elvis Eli and Velma Jane (White) Lewis. Hollis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Bernadine (Tucker) Lewis. In…

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