Pastor Jack Ruble 4-18-2014

April 19, 2014


Jack M. Ruble, 59, was born on Nov. 29, 1954 in the rural Piedmont area and died on April 18, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Joel A. Ruble and Mabel L. Marr Ruble.

On June 1, 1974, he was united in marriage to Debbie Charlton at the Piedmont Nazarene Church and she survives and lives in Piedmont.

Other survivors include his mother, Mabel L. Ruble Clark, Piedmont, MO, brothers, Bob (Pat) Ruble, Poplar Bluff, MO, Pete (Kathy)Ruble, Festus, MO. Rick (Vivian) Ruble, Charlotte, NC, Charles (JoAnne), Pleasant Hill, MO, Keith (Teresa) Vulcan, MO, step-brother, Louis (Cheryl) Schuldt and family, Andover, MN; Sisters, Pat (George Howard), Piedmont, MO, Helen (Ron) Hughes, Farmington, Ruth (Jim) Clark, Piedmont, MO, Hazel (Ron) Hopkins, Dix, IL, Sandy (Robert) Phelps, Annapolis, MO, Judy Koehr, Piedmont, MO,  Father-in-law, Lynn Charlton, Piedmont, MO, uncle Joseph Marr, Marshall, MO., Special friends, Richard and Lisa Brewington, Piedmont, MO, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jack is preceded in death by his father, Joel A. Ruble, Mother-in-law, Loretta Schuldt, one brother, James Ray Ruble and one sister, Betty Bieser.

As a child Jack enjoyed spending time with brothers and sisters at Riverside. At the age of 13, Jack was converted.   As a student, in high school, he loved choir with Mr. Joe English and speech with Mrs. Frances Coder.  This is when he met his sweetheart Debbie Charlton.  After graduating from Clearwater High School in 1973, he attended Bible Baptist College in Springfield, MO.  He started his ministry for the Lord which continued through the remainder of his life.  Later in life he began to enjoy the solitude of the woods and began his love for hunting and gun trading.  But most of all he loved God’s word and was able to read through the Bible twice every year.  He was a pastor for 40 years, spending time in Illinois, Arkansas, Maine and Missouri. In August of 2000, he became the Minister for the newly formed Harvest Baptist Church in Piedmont, and he was the minister until his death.

Jack was a member of the Piedmont Rotary Club, N.R. A. and the Ministerial Alliance.

Visitation was held Monday, April 21, 2014, at Harvest Baptist Church at 4:30 P.M.  The funeral was held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. also at Harvest Baptist Church.  Burial was in  Ruble Cemetery, rural Piedmont. Jack’s brother Pete Ruble ministered to the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Harvest Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at


Eric T. Kelley 4-17-2014

April 19, 2014

Eric T. Kelley, age 47, was born on Oct. 22, 1966 in St. Louis, MO.  He passed away on Apr. 17, 2014 at his home near Greenville.

He is survived by his parents Darrell Kelley and Patricia Wood Kelley, Des Arc, MO, one daughter, Nikki Petty, Aberdeen, Mississippi, three grandchildren, one sister Katrina Gaines, Des Arc, MO, his companion, Cassie Bennett, and one nephew, Joseph Gaines.   

He worked for the Townsend Tree Service.

Graveside services were held at the Military Crossing Cemetery,  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Everett Meese ministering to the family. Mike Wood, Tim Haggett, Patrick Bennett, Richard Bennett, Michael Bennett and Charley Skaggs served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Military Crossing Cemetery. Online condolences can be made a


William Coplin 4/16/2014

April 17, 2014


William Logan Coplin went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014 at Greenville Nursing and Rehab in Greenville, MO.

He was born August 7, 1931 in Pevely, Missouri.

He married Shirley Ann Gray (Atnip) on April 29, 1972 in Imperial, Missouri and she survives. 

He was of the General Baptist Faith. On August 10, 1985 he became an Ordained Deacon and served as Deacon at Pevely General Baptist Church until moving to Wayne County where he attended Camp Eight General Baptist Church when he was able.

Bill spent his life caring for his family and others.  He was on the first football team at Herculaneum High School.  He served as chapter chairman of Jefferson County March of Dimes. He spent his time helping shape the lives of young people.  He ran the Tri-City Little League baseball team.  He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader of 411 at the Old Community Chest. He was also a Scout Master.  In retirement he worked as a janitor at Greenville High School.  He did more than his janitorial duties.  He was a positive influence for the students with whom he would often interact.

He retired from Nooter Cooperation after 42 years of service in the maintenance department.

He is survived by his wife, five sons; William E. Coplin, Jimmy Coplin, Steven Coplin, Roger Gray, Steven Gray, one daughter; Lori Ann Rhoden, three sisters; Alberta Fluegel, Madge Klable, Edith (Charles) Johnston, 15 grandchildren, Scott Richardson, Eric Coplin, Jonielle Coplin, Emily Coplin, Aylssa Coplin, Christopher Coplin, Kevin Coplin, Jamie Coplin, Brandon Coplin, Ty Coplin, Nancy Chapin, Amanda Shepard, Audrey Kimery, Devan Davis and Derek Greene, and 22 great grand-children.

He is preceded in death by this father Charles Oscar Coplin and mother Linne Reese Coplin, one son; Michael Coplin, five brothers; Charles Coplin, James Coplin, Dennis Coplin, Daniel Coplin, three sisters; Coeen Medley, Anna Marie Coplin, Wilma Coplin, four grandchildren; William J. Coplin, Michael Coplin, Jr., Jeremey Coplin and Anthony Greene and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Friday, April 18, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. and services followed Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Pastor Jimmy Brown ministered to the family and Jimmy Coplin, Steve Coplin, Roger Gray, Steven Gray, Chris Coplin, and Mike Chapin served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Camp Eight Cemetery.  Online condolences can be made at


Robert D. Sargent 4/15/2014

April 16, 2014


Robert D. Sargent, 71, of Greenville, MO., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  Robert was born on January 4, 1943 in Princeton, Indiana to William E. Sargent and Geneva Tummins Sargent who preceded him in death.

On September 18, 1965 he was united in marriage to Judy Goebel and to this union two children were born.

Robert served his country in the US Marines, afterwards he worked as a machinist as a mold maker.

Surviving Robert is his wife; Judy, one son; Robert Douglas Sargent, Jr of Chicago, IL, one daughter; Robin Davis of Washington, MO., one brother; William E. Sargent of Greenville, MO., one sister; Beverly Moss of Imperial, MO., and two grandchildren; Mattie and Emerson.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother; Timothy Michael Sargent, three sisters: Roberta Elledge, Clara Law and Mary White.

The visitation for Robert was held on Thursday, April 17th , 2014, at 5:30 P.M at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with services following on Friday, April 18th, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., also in the chapel. Bro. Lewis Scott ministered to the family and Rick Rainwater, Mike Sargent, Scott McKene, Paul Fishler, Albert Ziegelmeyer, and Bob Sargent served as pallbearers. The burial was at Twidwell Cemetery in Clubb, Missouri. Online condolences can be made at

Allan John Hawley 04/14/2014

April 16, 2014


Allan John Hawley, 80, of Wappapello, MO., passed away Monday, 4-14-2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Allan was born on 5-14-1933 in Greenville, MO to Verl Hawley and June Huggins Hawley who preceded him in death.

On 11-28-1957 Allan was united in marriage to Wilma Steward and to this union two daughters were born.

 Allan was a member of the Williamsville Methodist Church. Allan proudly served his country in the US Army and then worked at the Veterans Administration office as a computer systems analyst for 35 years. He was also a member of the Mason’s and a past patron of the Eastern Star. Throughout his life he enjoyed tennis, racquetball and woodworking.

Surviving Allan is his wife; Wilma, two daughters; Lee Hawley Kinser and Jeanna Hawley both of Austin, TX., three grandchildren; Collean Jurgensen of New Zealand, Erin Hawley and Winston Kinser both of Austin TX., and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother; Bill Hawley.

Visitation for Allan was held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville at 1:00 P.M. A Masonic Service was held at 3:00 P.M. and regular services held immediately after with Bro. J.C.Bryant ministering to the family.  Randy Rainwater, Rick Rainwater, Roger Bearden, Donnie Meyer, John Hixson and Larry Hixson served as pallbearers with burial following at Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Victor Thompson 4/10/2014

April 10, 2014


Victor Eugene Thompson, 59, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Victor was born into the baptist faith on June 27, 1954 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Enoch and Pauline Thompson of Piedmont, MO.

On December 16, 1982 Victor was united in marriage to Mary Jean Westmoreland

Victor graduated from Clearwater High School and attended the College of the Ozarks. He made Piedmont his home, other than the 8 years when he lived in Nocona, TX. He had worked at Brown Shoe Company, Falcon Communications and also for the last 24 years he had worked at Windstream Communications as the Central Office Technician.

Victor was a member of the Nocona, TX Lions Club from 1991-1997, he served on the City Counsel for Piedmont, MO as an Alderman for 4 years. Victor had many hobbies which included fishing, competing in bass tournaments with his nephew Cory Thompson, leisure time with his family, hunting, and especially deer camp with his family and friends. He loved to spend time with his family BBQing, playing dominos and cards, going on family outings, watching movies and just relaxing with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving Victor is his wife Mary Jean; his parents; Enoch and Pauline Thompson, two sons; Scott Mell of St. Louis, MO, and Ben Thompson and his wife Jennifer of Ellington, MO, three daughters; Tina Bell of St. Louis, MO, Laura Thompson Mowery of Bowie, TX, and Andrea Thompson Burns and her husband Ashley of Jackson, MO, six grandchildren; Shane Chandler, Zoe Bell, Cyrus Burns, Isaac Thompson, Jaxon Burns and Madelyn Thompson;     one sister; Yvonne Wheelehon and her husband Harry of Piedmont, MO, one brother; Rick Thompson and his wife Pam of Patterson, MO, and four nephews and nieces, Cory Thompson, Erica Huitt, Courtney Thompson and Hailey Thompson.

Victor was welcomed into heaven with opened arms by his grandson, Kyle Wayne Mowery and Daughter-in-law Kimberly Kaiser Mell.   

Visitation was held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services were held Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. also at the chapel with burial at Masonic Cemetery Pastor Jack Ruble ministered to the family and Cory Thompson, Jeff Clark, Justin Clark, Jeremiah L’Heureux, Matt L’Heureux, Chip Martin, David Goodall, and Brian Raddatz served as pallbearers. Terry Cate, Josh Cate, and fellow Windstream Co-Workers served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences can be made at

Donald Junior Williams 04/07/2014

April 9, 2014


Donald Junior Williams, 84, of Silva, MO., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at his residence. Donald was born in Brunot, MO., on November 28, 1929 to Dewey and Bertha Williams, who preceded him in death.

Donald lived in the Silva area all of this life, working in several sawmills, which are no longer in operation.  We worked for Libla and the Sheltered Work Shop before retiring in 1989 due to health reasons.

He attended the Montgomery School as far as the 6th grade, after that most of Donald’s education came from work and dealing with people. Donald was of the Baptist faith and joined the Gospel Lighthouse in the mid 1990’s. He enjoyed fishing and hunting every chance he got.  He loved old westerns both on TV and movies with John Wayne being his favorite actor. He enjoyed country music of the 60’s and 70’s.

Surviving Donald is one son: Joshua Williams of WA. two sisters; Edna Melton, and Carol Williams and numerous nephews and nieces and untold friends that will miss him deeply.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers; Charles and Paul Williams and one sister; Helen Boggs.

A graveside service was held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the George Twidwell Cemetery in Silva, MO. Bro. Jerry Montgomery ministered to the family and Tommy Williams, Ricardo Simota, Skip Bainter, Jimmy Carmack, Wayne Pollitte and Billy Cooper served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at

Brianna Lynn Carbone 4/6/2014

April 8, 2014


Brianna Lynn Carbone, 12, of Des Arc, MO., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her home. Brianna was born January 24, 2002 in Sawget, IL.

Brianna was loved by all of those who knew her.

She is survived by her parents Stacey Carbone of Des Arc ; one brother; Cameron Ramey, three sisters; Peyton, Paige and Gracie Meador, her grandparents; Robert and Anna Hefner of Des Arc, MO., Aunts and Uncles; Kimberly and Scott Musil and family and Robin and Jeff Jordan and family, great aunts and uncles and cousins, Troy Winters and family.

Visitation was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services were held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. also at Ruegg Chapel. Cremation will follow services. Online condolences can be made at

John Hunter 4/3/2014

April 3, 2014



John S. Hunter, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  John was born on November 16, 1926 in Patterson, MO., to John S. Hunter, Sr. and Minnie Mae Hinkle Hunter.

On December 21, 1947 John was united in marriage to Essie Jeanette Westmoreland, who survives, and to this union seven children were born.

He loved his family and his Lord. He was the youngest of nine siblings.

He was a faithful member of the Piedmont Church of the Nazarene. He showed his love for God through eleven church building mission trips to countries around the world.

For many years, he was actively involved in the Patterson Alumni Association as well as the Community Center and the Community Cemetery Association.    John retired as a machinist at the Williams Patent Crusher Company in St Louis.

Surviving John is his wife, Essie, three sons; Wayne Edward Hunter of St Louis, Glen D Hunter of Patterson,  Leon Hunter of Lee’s Summit, four daughters; Marcella Davis of Madisonville, KY., Marlene Mae Hunter of St. Louis, Iris Ross of Piedmont, Loretta Jean Seager of Olathe KS., eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Preceding John in death were his parents John and Minnie Hunter.

Funeral service for John S. Hunter Jr. was held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Piedmont Nazarene Church with Rev. Gary Rhodes officiating.  Music was provided by Vickie Norris, Jeanna Hunter, Glen Hunter and Marlene Hunter. Memories were presented by family members.  Pallbearers were Leon Hunter, Phillip Simon, Ernest Davis, Gary Ross, Douglas Ross, Brandon Hunter, Dustin Hunter and Douglas Hunter.  Honorary were Wayne and Glen Hunter.

Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery, Patterson, MO.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Piedmont Church of the Nazarene for “World Evangelism Fund” or Patterson, MO community center. Online condolences can be made at

John L. McKittrick, Jr. 3/31/2014

March 31, 2014

John L. McKittrick, JR, 68, of Omaha, Nebraska, died on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on December 18, 1945 in Alton, Illinois, to John and Alma (Dement) McKittrick. John was a loving father and grandfather. He demonstrated generosity and friendship to all that knew him. John believed in the Lord Jesus as his Savior.

He is survived by his son Jason; his grandchildren Ryan and Matthew; his mother Alma (Dement) McKittrick; and his siblings Mary McKittrick, Joe (Sandy) McKittrick, Sally (Don) Briggs, Ellen (Dennis) Ross, James (Cindy) McKittrick, Jerry (Sondra) McKittrick, and Janie (Bob) Renella. He was preceded in death by his father John L. McKittrick, SR.

Visitation for John was held Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 A.M. at Evangel Baptist Church in Silva MO with the service following at 1:30 P.M. Pastor Mark Hunsberger, Bro. Ken Moon, and Chris Froman ministered to the family and son Jason McKittrick brought the eulogy. Special music was provided by Cindy McKittrick, Marilee Ostrander,and Jan Paton. Joe McKittrick, Jerry McKittrick, James McKittrick, Shane Bolender, Chris Wildrick, Don Bonfiglio served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at


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