January 27, 2011
Justin Ablan age 21 of Piedmont, Mo. passed away Thursday January 27, 2011 in Piedmont, Mo. He was born on June 4, 1989 to Jesse Appleton and Bridgit Ablan in St. Louis, MO. He is survived by his parents, 1 daughter Carly Mae Ablan of Piedmont, companion and mother of daughter Sarah Lobdell of Piedmont, 3 sisters Lacy Weiss of Piedmont, Emily Appleton and Kayla Appleton both of St. Louis, MO. Grandfather Thomas Ablan of Plainwell, MI. and Grandmothers Kathy Breise and Carolyn Staub. He was preceeded in death by great- grandmother Eva Appleton. Visitation was held Sunday, February 06, 2011 at 1:00pm at the Clearwater Family Youth Center in Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed at 2:00 pm. at the Clearwater Family Youth Center. Reverend Alan Conners officiated the services. The pallbearers were Jesse Ablan, Mark Atnip, Jake Hime, Brandon Nicholson, Ryan Hicks, Joe Ablan, Jerry Ablan, and Robert Barnes. Arrangements were conducted by Ruegg Funeral Homes, Inc. of Piedmont, MO
January 20, 2011
Fred Lewis Handy age 82 years, 4 months and 4 days, passed away Thursday, January 20th 2011, at his residence in Piedmont, MO.
He was born September 16, 1928, in Shawnee, OK, son of the late Wallace and Ethel (Allen) Handy.
He married Nina Marie Bazzell on February 1, 1947 in Pocahontas, AR.
He started driving a truck at an early age for his father, W.W. Handy, who owned and operated Piedmont Transfer, later becoming part of Dodd Truck Lines. Fred drove a total of 40 years. After retiring in September 85, he worked a total of 10 years at the Wards Food Mart and then Town and Country Supermarket in Piedmont, MO. Fred also served 3 terms as a Piedmont City Alderman.
Fred was saved at the early age of 13 and was united to the New Liberty United Baptist Church in the Big Lake Community of Wayne county. In July of 1959 Fred became a charter member of the United Baptist Church in Piedmont, MO. He served as ordained deacon since April 20th 1958, church Treasurer for 48 years, served through the years as a Sunday School teacher, song leader, sung in the choir, bus driver, and sung in a local quartet for many years.
Fred also served as a trustee for New Liberty Cemetery, Rural Piedmont, MO.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nina Handy, of the home, three daughters, Sandra (Gary) Shearrer, Deanna (Donnie) Allen, both of Piedmont, Cheryl Handy, Houston, TX, one son, Jeff Handy, Piedmont, MO, 9 grandchildren, Yvonne and Angela Turnbough, Lisa DeClue, Cindy Morris, Jason Klipfel, Terica Crites, Zachary, Logan, and Torey Handy. Seven great grandchildren, Tyler Turnbough, Devin and Mallory Tucker, Taj Morris, Sierra, Jordon and Kailyn Crites, other relatives and many friends.
Fred was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Russell Handy, two sisters, infant Lora Ethel Handy, Helen L. Allen, one son in law, Michael Tilk, one daughter in law Sherry Addis Handy, and one brother in law, Alvin (Diz) Allen. Visitation was held at 4:30 p.m. Friday January 28, 2011 with Funeral services held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Pastor Darrel Silvy and Bro. Mike Allen officiated the services. Pallbearers were Richard Allen, Joe Allen, Robert Gayle, Robert DeClue, Jeb Morris, and Wade Lacey.
January 19, 2011
Helen Louise Boggs, 79 of the Greenville area, passed away January 19, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born August 10, 1931 in Burnot, MO to the late Dewey C. Williams and the late Bertha I Lunyou. She is survived by 2 sons Clyde Dale Berry and Gayle Wayne Berry, both of Washington, IN. , 1 daughter Carole Berry, of Greenville, MO. 1 brother Donald Williams of Silva and 2 sisters Edna Melton and Carol Williams, both of Naylor, MO. 6 grandchildren and 14 great-children. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband Clyde Berry and 2nd husband Harry Boggs, 2 brothers Paul Williams and Lyndell Williams. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Jacktown General Baptist Church. She attended the Piedmont Schools. Helen spent most of her childhood in Burnot and Silva areas, and all of her adult life in Silva. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and black berry picking. She loved to fish for catfish with her daughter Carole and swimming. Helen was a member of the March of Dimes in St. Louis, MO. Visitation was Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:30 am to 1:00pm with Funeral services followed at 1:00 pm. Services were held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Reverend Leslie Burchard officiated. The Pallbearers were Joe Eads and Duane Eads.
January 18, 2011
Florence Marie Crocker age 84, of the Williamsville area, passed away on January 18, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born October 18, 1926 in Grand Chain, ILL, to the late Henry Harold Gaskill and Ina Lee Culberson. She was united in marriage to the late Maurice Willard Crocker on December 30, 1945. She is survived by one brother Paul Richey of Alberquerque, New Mexico, one brother-in-law Paul (Dorris) Crocker, of Highland, IL, nephew Mark (Jane) Lane, of Williamsville, MO, special friend and caregiver Diane Lane, of Williamsville, Mo , and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, Florence was preceeded in death by daughter, Georgia Anna Crocker and her sister Zura Lee Lane. She spent her life working as a telephone operator, hair stylist and a home maker. She attended Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Taskee, MO. Visitation was held at the Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Williamsville, MO at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday January 20, 2011. Funeral services followed at Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 a.m. Florence was interred at Cool Springs Cemetery, Taskee, MO. The pallbearers for Florence were Mark Lane, Tyler Marler, David Kneir, John Cox Jimmy Condray, and Charley Kneir. The arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Homes, Inc of Piedmont, MO
January 14, 2011
Edith Jean Fidler of Poplar Bluff, MO died on January 14,2011 at 11:20 pm at Oakdale Care Center. She was 87 years old. She was born December 22,1923 in Australia. She is survived by 2 daughters, Virginia (Dwayne) Brannon of Ellsinore, MO and Mary (Jim) Ashby of Savannah, GA.
Edith was proceeded in death by her parents and 1 daughter. She will be interred at Holliday Cemetery in Williamsville, MO. Tuesday January 18,2011. Arrangements will be conducted by Ruegg Funeral Home, Inc. of Piedmont, MO.
January 14, 2011
Robert “Dale” Randall, 56 years old of Patterson, MO died Friday, January 14,2011 at his residence. He was born December 28, 1954 to the late Robert Eugene Randall and Roberta Morss.
He is survived by 2 sons Brock Garrison of Jackson, MO and Thomas Johnston, of Van Buren, MO, 1 brother Charles Mark Randall of Patterson, MO, 2 sisters, Barbara Randall of Patterson, MO, and Charolette Lewellen, Poplar Bluff, MO, and 2 grandchildren, Azery and Brendan Garrison.
Robert spent his life in supervisory positions in restaurants and department stores. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and cooking. He was known for his soup and banana pudding, fishing and spending time with his sons. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He spent his childhood in Patterson with lots of time on the St. Francis river. Robert is remembered by family & friends. He was always there to listen when someone needed to reach out for comfort. He was tireless when it came to the care of his sons and family. Visitation will be held at Ruegg Funeral Homes chapel of Piedmont, MO, Tuesday 12:30 p.m. with Funeral service to follow at 2:30p.m.
January 11, 2011
Calvin Cleecy Deering, age 77, of Patterson, MO died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Calvin was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Natalia “Tally” Waites. They were united in marriage on April 5,1953.
Calvin was survived by a son, David Deering of Patterson; 2 daughters, Cheryn (Rev. Keith) Carnahan, Waynesville, Mo., and Lynn (Dale) Bearden, Piedmont, Mo; seven grandchildren, Trent Deering, Amber Deering, Travis Carnahan, Aaron Carnahan, Sarah Joy Raglin, Breanna Bearden, Shalyn Bearden, Samuel Bearden. 15 great-grandchildren, McKenna, Ethan, Seth, Luke, Cailin, Kristen, Haley, Alex, Ashley, Amy, Alyssa, Aubrey, Morgan, Desirae, and Camren.
Calvin is also survived by one brother, Donnie (Mary) Deering of Patterson; and three sisters, Imogene Schlater, Doris (Bob) Fox, and Irene (Milford) Shearrer, all of Patterson.
In addition to his wife, Calvin was proceeded in death by his parents, Cleecy and Virgie E. (Page) Deering.
Calvin enjoyed many things over the years No.1 being his wife, Tally The love and support of Calvin and Tally’s marriage was shared equally between each other over the years. Calvin also enjoyed spending time at the controls of a light airplane, traveling, having family get togethers at the house and at the creek, and spending time with the grandchildren. Calvin grew up in the Patterson and Greenville,Mo areas and lived in Patterson most of his adult life. He was a veteran having served during the Korean War era in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer. Calvin’s working career began at Brown Shoe Company in Piedmont followed by owning and operating a Grocery store and Furniture & Appliance store in Piedmont. His final career along with Tally was Southern Vending and Amusement.
The services were held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Ruegg Funeral Homes, in Piedmont, MO. The Pallbearers for Calvin were Gerry Allen, Darrel Wilson, Randy Fitzwater, Wally Griggs, Byron Shearrer, Tim Vavak and Daniel Waites. The services were officiated by Rev. Darrell Loughridge and the Rev. Keith Carnahan. Calvin was interred at Greenville Cemetery, in Greenville, MO.
January 5, 2011
William Edward Gooch, 82 of Mill Spring, MO passed away on January 5, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff, MO.
He was born on August 22, 1928 to the late Walter Henderson Gooch and the late Minvrea Mae Boyer both of Ellsinore, MO.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Vita DeSimone. They were united in marriage on March 29,1948.
He is also survived by 2 daughters, Nina Marie (Gary)Boyer of Williamsville, MO and Victoria Ann (David) Wiese of Spring, Texas, 1 sister Evealyn (Homer) Robertson of Ozark, Alabama, and 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 bothers John Gooch and Robert Gooch.
William loved to cook and barbeque. He was a member of the Catholic church since 1950. He graduated high school and had 2 years of college. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served 22 years in the U.S. Navy where he retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1968. He spent his childhood in St. Louis, MO, and most of his adult life traveling with the Navy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, NRA, Fleet Reserve Org., American Legion. A memorial service will be at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Piedmont, MO on February 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
January 4, 2011
Michael Joseph Groves, 54, of Piedmont, MO, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at his residence in Piedmont, MO.
Michael was born October 8, 1956 in Great Lakes, IL. He spent his childhood in the Florrisant, MO area attending Charbonier Elementary and attending high school at Hazelwood West High School. In his childhood years Michael spent many summers with his grandparents, Essie and Coot Huff.
He is survived by his mother, Joan (Huff) Groves of Piedmont, MO, 1 son, Travis Lotspeich of Colorado, 1 daughter, Jennifer Groves, also of Colorado, 1 brother, Steve (Vickie Stoneking) Groves, Piedmont, MO, 2 grandchildren, cousins, and many friends.
Michael’s hobbies included, gardening, fishing and working with wood. In his working career he worked as a residential carpenter.
Michael loved to grow tomatoes, green beans, and corn, most of which he gave away. In his younger days he was an avid motocross racer.
He will be loved and missed by all his family and friends.
Donations can be made for the family at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, for funeral expenses.
January 4, 2011
Dennis E. Robinson, 59 years old of Piedmont, Mo, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO.
He was born May 22, 1951 in Hinesville, AR, Son of the late John O. Robinson and the late Florence (Owens) Robinson.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Robinson, Piedmont, MO, 2 Sons, Jeremy (Jennifer) Robinson of Piedmont, MO, Michael Eli Robinson of Jackson, Mo, 2 Daughters, Nyesha (Brian) Hunt of Piedmont, MO, Valerie Welsh Rico of Farmington, AR, 3 Brothers, Melvin (Penny) Robinson of Fayetteville, AR, John E (Della) Robinson of Jackson, MO, Kenneth (Teresa) Robinson of Springdale, AR, 9 Grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkerson, Jessica Wilkerson, Christopher Wilkerson, Diana Rico, Liticia Rico, Dalia Rico, Jr. Rico, Alexander Rico, Michael Thomas, 2 Great-Grandchildren, Krystal Rico and Shayla Rico.
Dennis grew up in the Springdale, AR area and attended grade and high school there. He completed the GED program at Springdale Tech in 1985. At the time he scored the highest on his GED test in the state of Arkansas.
He later decided to go into the welding field in the 1970′s but had a longtime love of the outdoor life and chose to work on the barge lines. He began there in 1983 and started as a deck hand with promotions to firstmate, tankerman, and followed by the pilots license test in Memphis, TN in 1985.
The last assignment Dennis held was relief Captain for Patton Barge Lines. Dennis always enjoyed Cajun food while in Louisiana.
Dennis also ejoyed hunting, fishing, and camping in his free time.
Dennis was converted to Christianity in March of 1982 in Canalou,MO and later became youth director for Canalou Southern Baptist Church. He had recently attended the Clearwater United Baptist Church, Piedmont, MO
He will be missed by family and friends.