Area Obituaries

Larry Edward Bruce

Larry Edward Bruce, 72, of Wewahitchka, Fla., formerly of Butler County, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 13, 1946, in Butler County and was of the Baptist faith.  Mr. Bruce was an eight year U.S. Army veteran and retired as the former…

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Leonard Edward Bilbrey

Leonard Edward Bilbrey, 87, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 6, 1931, in Piedmont, MO, to Ira and Ethel (Rainwater) Bilbrey.  Leonard was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He married Betty Lou Edgar on June 24, 1950, and they were…

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Leo Ray Charles

Leo Ray Charles, 87, of Defiance, Mo., passed Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at his residence. He was born Jan. 2, 1932, in McGee, Mo., to parents Oliver and Emma (Roe) Charles.  Leo was a loving father, brother and uncle.  He proudly served our country serving in the United States Army, spending time in Korea. Leo was…

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Dixie Ann Cole

Dixie Ann Cole, 84, of Des Arc, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1934, to parents John and Martha (Osborn) Miller, at Russell, Ark.  In April 1977, she was united in marriage to Charles Cole Sr., and he preceded in death in 2007. Dixie was a…

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Ronald M. Evans

Ronald Marcus Evans, age 82, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at the Mark Twain Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Piedmont, Mo., the son of Ervin Evans and Eula (McLane) Evans. Ronald was an Army veteran, serving from 1960 to 1962. Preceding him in death are his parents,…

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Donald Doyle Kemp

Donald Doyle Kemp, age 83, of Mill Spring, entered into Heaven Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. He was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Saco, Mo., the son of Delbert Kemp and Bernice (Spain) Kemp. Don was a Highway and Airport Construction Superintendent for many years. He served as…

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 Michael Stevenson

Michael Stevenson, age 62, of Buffalo, Mo., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 24, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Vernon B. Stevenson and Ida Mae (Young) Stevenson. Michael was a former Pentecostal Evangelist and had lived in Kentucky before moving to…

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Virgil ‘Bud’ Williams

Virgil “Bud” Williams, 90 of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, Mo.  Bud was born Sept. 16, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Harry and Elzada V. (Vaughn) Williams. Bud was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He loved baseball and The St. Louis Cardinals was…

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Guy Stevenson

Guy Stevenson, 89, of Vulcan, Mo., passed away January 4, 2019, at Parkland Medical Center in Farmington, MO. He was born on December 16, 1929, in Vulcan, Mo., to Thomas and Marie (Charlton) Stevenson. Guy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He married Patricia Patterson on April 29, 1950. He…

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Randal D. Thompson

Randal D. Thompson, 60, of Lowndes, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Greenville Nursing Center, Greenville, Mo. He was born in St. Louis, MO, June 28, 1958, to parents Leon and Marion (Hewitt) Thompson. Randal was wonderful person and a great father, grandfather and brother. He was very intelligent and stubborn. He was…

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