Area Obituaries

Helen M. Graham

Helen M. Graham., age 87, of Greenville, passed away December 14, 2019 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb with Bro. Bob Hovis officiating. Services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel, Greenville.

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Albert Leo Dalton

Albert Leo Dalton, 89, passed from this life surrounded by family at St. Louis University Hospital on February 13, 2020. Ab, as he loved to be called, was born on January 12, 1931 in Hendrickson, Mo. He was the son of Lee and Mabel Dalton.  On March 24, 1962, he married Elsie Durrow. He was…

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Ruth Teresa (Franklin) Hill

Ruth Teresa (Franklin) Hill passed away at Manor Grove in Kirkwood, MO at the age of 97 on February 16, 2020. She was born in Stamford, Conn. on August 13, 1922. Ruth was the loving wife of Herbert Allen Hill (of Centerville, Mo.), daughter of Henry J. and Anna Mae (Dolson) Franklin, sister of John…

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Judy Carol (Pritchett) Whelpley

Judy Carol (Pritchett) Whelpley, 66, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at her home in Perryville, Mo., where she lived with her daughter, Ty Elder, son-in-law Jeff Courtois and grandson Jacob Elder.  She was born on May 23rd, 1953, in Eminence, Mo. to Luther (d. Sept. 6th 1990) and Mabel Pritchett (d. July 10th 2009).…

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Deanna F. Hamilton

Deanna F. Hamilton, age 73, of Piedmont, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, MO. She was born September 5, 1946 in Piedmont, the daughter of Henry W. Waller and Ruth (Morris) Waller. Deanna worked for many years as a Med. Tech. at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center and…

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Douglas Ray Boxx

Douglas Ray Boxx, 64 of Poplar Bluff passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Douglas was born Sept.  25, 1955 in Piedmont, Mo., the son of Edward and Zada (Trindle) Boxx. On Feb. 1, 1986 he married Jana Jorde in Coon Rapids, Minn. Together they shared more than 34…

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Jay A. Callisto

Jay A. Callisto, 75, passed peacefully Oct. 2, 2019, at home surrounded by family.  He was the devoted husband to Georgene and the caring father to Anthony, Jay served honorably as a Captain in the US Army in Vietnam.  Jay graduated from Ironton High school were he was a member of the varsity basketball team.  He…

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Patricia Ruth German

Patricia Ruth German, daughter of the late Cecil Vincent Howard and Mildred Wilkerson, was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 31, 1944. She departed this life at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 10, 2020, at the age of 75. Patricia was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lesterville, Missouri.…

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Wally Smith

Cheers to Wally Smith Nov. 24, 1952 – Jan. 27, 2020 “Sometimes you want to go  where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came.” It wouldn’t seem right to let the passing of Wally Smith go unnoticed without this public acknowledgement of the positive impact he had on this area and of…

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John A. Saunders

John A. Saunders, age 77 of DuBois, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the DuBois Nursing Home. Born on June 28, 1942, in Parma, Missouri, he was the son of the late Claude Saunders and Della Mae (Whitchurch) Jewell Saunders Clark. On June 20, 1965 he married Nell A. (Bailey) Saunders. She survives. John…

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