Randy Lee Hillis 1/27/2013

January 28, 2013

Randy Lee Hillis, age 43, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in rural Wayne County. Randy was born on April 30, 1969, to Wilbert and Linda (Plants) Hillis in Poplar Bluff, MO. Randy attended grade school in Williamsville, and high school in Greenville. He loved to fish, hunt, and play horseshoes. He spent years working in the timber industry and had also worked for many years in the environmental field as a foreman and a truck driver.
He is survived by his mother and father of Williamsville; one daughter, Jordan Hillis, of Cabot, AR; one son, Brayden Hillis of Ellington, MO; one brother, Freddie Hillis of Williamsville, MO; grandfather, Clifford Thorkelson of Williamsville, MO. Randy was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Hillis; grandparents, Mary and Pearl Hillis and Hassie Thorkelson. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 12:30 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville, MO, and services followed at 2:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Pastor Kenny Condray ministered to the family and Bob Hillis Sr., Bobby Hillis, James Hillis, Lee Hillis, Lawrence Luke, and Scott Foster served as pallbearers Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Williamsville, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

Michael Davis 1/28/2013

January 28, 2013

Michael Allen Davis, age 46, of Annapolis, MO, passed away, Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Parkland Health Center, Farmington, MO. Michael was born on April 3, 1966 in Potosi, MO to Arthur L. Davis and Shirley Giles Davis. On November 30, 1985, he was united in marriage to Theresa (Crowley) Davis and to this union two children were born. Mike was a hardworking man providing for his family laboring in the sawmill industry in his healthier years. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mike loved to take his kids camping on the St. Francois River. He also loved to fish and hunt with his family and friends. But his greatest joy in life was his kids and grandchildren.
During his stays in the hospital he would brag on them to anyone who had the time to listen. Michael is survived by his wife Theresa of the home, one son; Brent and his wife Erin Davis of Raeford, NC; one daughter, April Davis of Annapolis, MO; five grandchildren, McKenzie, Sawyer, Breanna, Emmelynne, and Wyatt; his mother, Shirley Davis of Des Arc, MO; three brothers, Arthur Davis and wife, Ellen, of Des Arc, MO, James Davis of Ellsinore, MO and David Davis of Des Arc, MO; three sisters, Gloria De Koning of Table Rock, NE, Cynthia Heidrick of Owensville, MO, and Bonnie Blecha and husband, Lenny, of Table Rock, NE. Mike is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Davis, and one brother, Wesley Davis. Visitation will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 1:00 P.M. also at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Donna M. Dean 1/23/2013

January 24, 2013

Donna Mae Dean, 67, passed away at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St .Louis, MO, on January 23, 2013.  She was born in Wauwatosa, WI, on March 22, 1945, to Gerald and Margaret Shortridge Daly. Donna attended Des  Arc , MO, and Annapolis, MO, schools. On August 29, 1962, she married Carl S. “Bud” Dean and to this union three children were born. Donna worked beside her husband in the logging industry when she was not managing the family’s home and helping to care for the farm. She loved to cook and quilt and work in her garden. She always looked forward to getting her family together and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Des Arc. Donna is survived by two sons, Leonard Dean and his wife, Miranda, and David Dean , all of Des Arc, MO; one daughter, May Scaggs of Des Arc, MO; four grandchildren, Jaden Dean, Shelby Scaggs, Ricky Scaggs and Jenna Dean; one brother, Chuck Daly and his wife, Ruth Ann of Festus, MO; two sisters, Judy Dean of Des Arc, MO and Georgia Malone of Poplar Bluff, MO; one sister-in-law, Dixie Daly of House Springs, MO; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Bill and Mick Daly; one sister, Margaret Gorse; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Dean and Sonny Malone.

Visitation was held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO, on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 6:00 P.M.  Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Des Arc, MO. Reverend Dewel Smith and Reverend Zach Hindman  officiated the ceremonies and Kenneth “Dow” Daly, Mark Allen Daly, Jr. Green, Charlie Daly, Adam Langford, and Tony Brinley served as pall bearers. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

Wendell G. Clyburn 1/23/2013

January 23, 2013


Wendell Gordon Clyburn, 65, of Piedmont, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at his residence. Wendell was born on January 9, 1948, in Leeper, MO to Lee Clyburn and Edna Cole Clyburn. Wendell grew up in the Greenwood Valley area and attended the Shady Nook School before graduating in May 1965 from Clearwater High School. Wendell answered the call to serve his country in the U.S. Navy on December 29, 1965 and served during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Fallon, Nevada and Miramar, California. He achieved the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer and served as a crew chief working on aircraft. During his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal and a Letter of Commendation on 8/16/1967 for assisting in the search of a missing child and aiding in their return. He was honorably discharged from active duty on 12-09-1967 and remained in the Naval Reserves until 12/28/1971. On October 4, 1969 Wendell married Sandra Ellen Hodge and to this union three children were born. He worked for ASARCO in Glover and after 27 years he retired. Wendell felt like he had made some of his closest friends there. Wendell was a member of American Legion and the United Steelworkers of America Local 7450. He attended church at Shady Nook Church and Harvest Baptist Church in Piedmont. He enjoyed attending car shows, driving and restoring classic cars, and listening to the “oldies” radio station. He found happiness in socializing with his friends, classmates, and family.

Wendell is survived by his two sons Travis Clyburn of Piedmont, MO, and Brandon Clyburn and wife Tracy of Rock Hill, MO., three grandchildren; Holland Clyburn, Mason Clyburn, Ainsley Clyburn, three brothers; Gaylon Clyburn and wife Peggy, Lubbock, TX, Wade Clyburn and wife Marilyn of Cape Girardeau, MO, Dennis Clyburn and wife Shirley of Springfield, MO, three sisters; Arlene Rush and husband Don of San Diego, CA, Virginia Hamby of Huntsville, AL, Beverly Prinsen of Cape Girardeau, MO, one sister in law; Joyce Clyburn of Patterson, MO.
Wendell was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter; Wendy Ellen Clyburn, two brothers; Tom and Wayne Clyburn and one infant sister Carol Nadine Clyburn.

Visitation was held Friday, January 25, 2013 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO at 5:00 P.M. Services followed at the chapel on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Burial was at Alwood Cemetery near Piedmont. Pastors Pete and Jack Ruble ministered to the family. Tony Hughes, Todd Hughes, Troy Hughes, Devin Clyburn, and Dillon Sutton, and Roland Cole served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

John W. Usher 1/11/2013

January 16, 2013

John W. Usher,67, of Piedmont, MO, passed away January 11, 2013, at his residence in rural Piedmont, MO. John was born on November 5, 1945 in Urbana, IA to Lester Elzo Usher and Katherine Smith Lint. John was a Veteran of the Armed services and had past worked at McDonald’s as a grill operator. He is survived by his mother; Katherine Lint, and stepfather Elzo Leo Lint, two sons, Thaddeus and Joshua Usher both of Iowa, two daughters, Sheena Usher and Deena (Aaron) Davis, both of Piedmont, MO, one brother, Steve Lint, Overland, MO, six sisters; Carolyn Sue Reeves, Perryville, MO, Connie Mae Hoopingarner and husband Melvin, Wappapello, MO, Janet Lee Schemel and husband Carl, Perryville, MO, Diane Marie Judge, Bushnell, IL, Pamela Kay Manche, Perryville, MO, Theresa Lynn Marks and husband Dave, Chester, IL, and grandchildren, Alexus Usher and Daylon Davis. A family memorial service is planned at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Patricia Diane Brown 1/14/2013

January 15, 2013


Patricia Diane Brown, age 54, of Greenville, MO, passed away January 14, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Diane was born April 1, 1958 to Cledis and Peggy Burchard in Rochelle, IL. Diane lived in Rochelle until age 14 and later moved to Poplar Bluff where she attended Poplar Bluff Senior High. Diane worked along side her family in various careers over her lifetime. She owned and operated People’s Creek Grocery in Wappapello from 1984-1993, worked with her sister at Sandee Western Wear in Puxico from 1991-1998, and, lastly, alongside her husband Kenny at K and D Taxidermy in the Greenville area. Diane’s hobbies were spending time with her family, fishing, canoeing in the St. Francois River, deer hunting, and reading. She was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith.
On March 22, 1974, Diane married Kenny Brown and to this union one son was born. Diane is survived by her husband; one son, Rex, and wife Diane, of Greenville, MO; one granddaughter, Alyssa Reed of Greenville, MO; her parents, Cledis and Peggy Burchard of Greenville, MO; one sister, Delitha and husband, Sanford, Smith of Puxico, MO. She was preceded in death by one brother, Cledis Wayne Burchard.

Visitation was held Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO at 5:00 P.M. Services followed  Friday, January 18, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Greenville, MO. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Boles, Travis

June 17, 2011

Travis Boles, 79 years old of Williamsville, MO, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO

He was born September 22, 1931 in Blanchard, OK, son of the late William Henry Boles and the late Lena Corn Boles.

He was of the Christian Faith.
He was married to Glenda Weese in 1971 and she survives of the home.

For many years Travis worked as a long distance truck driver. He was born and raised in Oklahoma. He lived in Texas during his working years and later retired to Missouri.
During his free time he enjoyed cutting his grass and working in the yard. He also enjoyed feeding and watching his birds.
In addition to his wife he is also survived by one son, Richard (Cyndi) Boles of Amarillo, TX, five daughters, Mary Ann (John) Endres of Morris, OK, Ginger (Mike) Stephens of Friona, TX, Melanie Bowman of Midland, TX, Nancy Boles of Amarillo, TX, Tami (Andrew) Atchison of Ellsinore, MO, two brothers, Bill Boles of Owasso, OK, Jim (Sandy) Boles of Claremore, OK, one sister, Juanita (Gene) Petty of Tulsa, OK, 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Boles and one sister, Alberta Weston.

Friends will be received 6-9 P.M. , Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, MO.

Services will be held at Ruegg Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Jerry Mattson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Holliday Cemetery, Williamsville, MO.
Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Anderson, Louisa

June 4, 2011

Piedmont, MO died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. Louisa was born December 5, 1929 to the late Clyde Donald Anderson and the late Lora Belle Brinkley Anderson in Piedmont, MO. She attended school in a one room school house close to the family farm, where she spent her childhood and most of her adult life. She worked as a cook in several area nursing homes and health care facilaties. She loved to garden and was delighted to see how tall her tomato plants would grow. She found joy in collecting Salt & Pepper Shakers, and anything with Chickens and Roosters. She is survived by friends Marsha and Glenn Gunter and family.

Henson, Kenneth L

June 3, 2011

Kenneth L. Henson, 77 of Lumberton, MS, passed away June 3, 2011 in Hattiesburg, MS. He was born to the late Leonard E. Henson, and the late Opal J. Moore. He was a member of the US Army, and in October of 2000 he was united in marriage to his wife Barbara. He is a former graduate of Piedmont High School. He is survived by one son Steven Henson of Pueblo, CO and his wife Barbara.

Rice, Robert E.

May 29, 2011

Robert E. Rice, 77 of Sikeston, MO, passed away on May 29, 2011, at Sikeston, MO. He was born April 20, 1934, to the late Wayne Rice and to the late Ruth Beck in Logansport, IN. He was prceeded in death by one sister, Virginia Houshour and one niece Wesley Grubb and one nephew Mary Jane Rice. He is survived by one brother Roy Lee Rice, Meeter, GA and one sister Beverly Grubb, Dolitic, IN, and many nieces and nephews.

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