Freda E. Rayfield 5/14/2014

May 14, 2014



Freda Eleanor Rayfield, 90, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. Freda was born July 12, 1923 in the Riverside Community to Robert Lee Mann and Jennie Lovelace Mann who preceded her in death.

On July 28, 1945 she was united in marriage to George Carter Rayfield who preceded her in death and to this union two children were born, Roger and Karen Rayfield.

Freda attended a one room school in Riverside. While she was a young girl she worked at the Mann General Store at Riverside. She also worked at Dr. Toney’s office and at Childress Shoe and Ready to Wear. She enjoyed horseback riding, golfing, traveling, flowers, reading and phoning her friends and best of all babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Freda was of the Christian belief and attended the Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Freda is survived by one son; Roger Rayfield and his wife Valeria of Piedmont, one daughter; Karen Ruble of Piedmont, five grandchildren; Aaron Rayfield and finance Kara Prewitt and her two children, Ty and Brooke, Matt Ruble and his wife Melinda, Adam Rayfield and his wife Julie, Zachary Ruble and his wife Viviana, and Amber Wilhelmy and her husband Coy, nine great-grandchildren; Cortney Ruble Parker and her husband Sam, Gracen Rayfield, Brady Rayfield,  Avery Rayfield, Jordyn Rayfield, Hadyn Rogers, Chase Ruble, Caleb Ruble, and Jack Wilhelmy, one great-great-grandchild; Riley Mae Parker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; Robert Lee and Jennie Mann, her husband; George Rayfield, six brothers; Tony, Robert “Bus”, Carl, Orville, George “Jack”, and James Mann, four sisters; Maud Tucker, Blanch Wisecarver, Retha Helvey, and Dorothy Taylor.

The funeral was held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home chapel in Piedmont. Pastor Pete Ruble ministered to the family and music was provided by Justin Funk.  Zach Ruble provided a eulogy. Pallbearers were Bob DeSha, Aaron Rayfield, Adam Rayfield, Matt Ruble, Gary Huitt, Gary Brewer, Darren Garrison, and Andy Rayfield.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson Disease foundation.  Online condolences can be made at

Thomas “Tom” M. Hime 5/11/2014

May 13, 2014


Thomas “Tom” M. Hime, 31, of Poplar Bluff, MO, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his residence. Tom was born on January 31, 1983 in Spokane, Washington.

Tom was a self-employed drywaller.

Tom is survived by his parents, Thomas Leroy Hime of Erie, Pennsylvania and Kathrine Holtkamp Hime of Poplar Bluff, MO; one brother, Jacob Hime and his wife Brittany of Piedmont, MO;  one sister, Kayla Kline of Milaca, MN; grandparents, Marilyn Hanger of Piedmont, MO., Gary Holtkamp of Ballwin, MO; one nephew, Cash Hime; and one aunt, Robin.

Tom was preceded in death by his aunt Jean Hime; and uncles Michael Marrah, Harold Hanger, and Richard Hime.

Memorial Visitation was held Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M.  at the chapel. Pastor Allen DuVall ministered to the family. Online Condolences can be made at

Edith Durrow 4/28/2014

April 29, 2014



Edith Durrow, 91, of Williamsville, MO., passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at her residence.  Edith was born on September 8, 1922 in Wayne County, Missouri.

On August 3, 1940 she was united in marriage to Oddie Durrow who preceded her in death and to this union four children were born.

Edith began her teaching career in 1939 in a one room school and taught in many of these throughout the years. In 1964 she went to Greenville School and taught there until she retired in 1989 ending a 50 year career.

She is survived by two sons; Irvin Durrow and his wife Nancy of St. Charles, IL, Sherman Durrow and his wife Carol of Whitwell, TN, one daughter; Glenda Sue Bratton and her husband Wayne of Williamsville, MO., and two brothers; Junior Ballew and his wife Freda of Granite City, IL and Chet Ballew and his wife Nancy also of IL., one sister; Joan Wells of Williamsville, MO., ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; Jasper Ballew and Ina Parks Ballew, her husband; four brothers; Garvey, Leroy, Troy and Larry Ballew, one daughter, Norma Jean, two sisters; Lilian Woods and Betty Willard.

The visitation for Edith was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church in Williamsville. The service was held at 10:00 A.M. on May 1, 2014 also at the church with Pastor Helen Edwards ministering to the family and Mike Bratton, Irvin Durrow, Jr., Charlie Durrow, Jimmy Willard, Shawn Walton and Danny Ashcraft served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Memorial Gardens in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Online condolences can be made at

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

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