Virgia V Holmes 2/12/2014

February 13, 2014


Virgia V. Holmes, 92, of Greenville, MO. passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at her residence.  Virgia was born on December 4, 1921 in Brinkley, Arkansas

On August 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Ural Burke Holmes, who preceded her in death, and to this union three children were born.

Virgia was raised around the Marquand and Lowndes area as a child. She only had a 4th grade education but her life experiences and teachings were priceless.  She married when she was 21 and left the farm in Wayne County to live in Louisville KY to become a homemaker and mother. They did return to Wayne County in 1958 and she lived here until she passed away.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and canning her produce with enough left over to feed the county. She like to watch wrestling, make quilts, but mostly she loved her family and little children.  She loved to be around people and was always there to lend a hand to those in need.

Virgia was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Lowndes, Missouri; she was baptized by Rev. Lloyd Miler.

Surviving Virgia is one son; William Frank Holmes and his wife Wanda of Sellersburg, IN, two daughters; Lois “Janie” McAtee and Linda Fay Byrd both of Greenville, MO, her companion of many years Charles Weston of Greenville, MO, two brothers; Troy Hale of Silva and Truman Hale and his wife Dorothy of Piedmont and 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents;  Daniel Washington Hale and Rosie Tilda Katherine Waggle Hale, great great granddaughter Faith Lynn Wren;  four brothers; Bill, James, Albert Lee “Mutt” and Eugene Hale, and five sisters; Sadie Jennerjohn, Vida Bernard, Lillie Crites, Fredia Croney and Tiney Eaton.

Visitation for Virgia was held at Ruegg Funeral home in Greenville on Friday, February 14th at 5:30 P.M. Services followed Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 A.M. also at the Ruegg Chapel in Greenville. Pastor Daniel Hale ministered to the family and granddaughter Debbie provided a loving eulogy.  Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Hiram.  Online condolences can be made at

Robert Eugene Teal 2/11/2014

February 13, 2014


Robert “Bob” Eugene Teal, I, 67, of Piedmont, Mo passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Robert was born on October 12, 1946 in St. Louis, MO.

Robert was united in marriage to Genice Parish and to this union Robbie and Tina were born.  He later married Laurie Cox and to this union Ryan was born.

Robert spent his childhood growing up in St. Louis before moving to Piedmont. He graduated from Clearwater R-1 High School in 1964. He liked to fish for crappie and bass, to hunt and go motorcycle riding. He also enjoyed visiting his friends at the Pit Stop. He was of the Christian belief.

Robert had worked at General Motors in St Louis, ran the Sinclair service station here in Piedmont, worked at Brown Shoe Co and retired from Windsor Foods.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Teal of Piedmont, two sons; Robbie Teal of Piedmont, Ryan Teal of St Louis, one daughter; Tina Cradic and her husband Lonnie of Piedmont, one brother; Allen Teal and his wife Ginger of Cuba, three grandchildren; Brandi Smith, Cayli Cradic and Heather Harmon, and four great-grandchildren; Jesey, Aliyah, Whitney and Hallie.

Preceding him in death were his father, Joseph Teal, and two brothers; Don and Dale Teal.

Visitation was Saturday, February 15th, at 11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services followed at  1:30 P.M. also at the chapel. Pastor Allen Teal ministered to the family and Robbie Teal, Ryan Teal, Lonnie Cradic, Willard Batton, Babe Mann, and Jay Teal served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Forest Chapel Cemetery near Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Irvin Hampton 2/11/2014

February 12, 2014


Irvin Hadley Hampton, Jr., 86 of Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Cape Girardeau, MO. Irvin was born at Hadley, MO, in the Doe Run area, on January 18, 1928 to Irvin Hampton, Sr. and Elsie Hampton.

Irvin grew up in the Ellington area. He was married to Maxine Waller for 21 years and they raised four children. He joined the army at 18 years old and retired after 22 years. He also worked for the Corp or Engineers at Clearwater Lake, he was a logger, a warehouseman at Hard Hanks Cable in Houston, Texas and had two businesses, a tavern and feed store in Piedmont.  He liked raising cattle and driving his tractor and really liked getting out and just driving his car.

Irvin is survived by two daughters; Vicky Rainwater and her husband Scott of Piedmont and Tempa Sleeper and her husband Dan of Pleasant Shade TN, and Step-Son Mike Warren and his wife Mary of Piedmont and  Step-daughter Donna Evans of Williamsville, two brothers; Jake Hampton and his wife Shirley,  and Roger Hampton both of Piedmont, and five sisters; Mavis Swinford and Pauline Tutterow, both of Piedmont, Winnie Stevenson and her husband Troy of Eureka, Eva Wyatt of Pacific, and  Betty Lou Cook of Springfield; fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Proceeding him in death were his parents, one brother, Cleo Hampton; and one sister; Shirley Allen.

The visitation for Irvin was Friday February 14th at 1:30 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont and services following at 3:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Rev. Michael Warren ministered to the family and Scott Rainwater, Dan Sleeper, Robby Pippin, Jason Warren, Ronnie Hampton, and Tony Markham served as pallbearers. Burial was at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, MO with full Military Honors provided by the United States Army and Arnold Hodge post # 281. Online condolences can be made at

Carrie Evelyn Wood 2/8/2014

February 10, 2014

Carrie Evelyn (Davis) Wood was born to Wilbert Patrick and Essie Eletha Elizabeth Davis on May 27, 1932, at Chaiona, MO, and passed on to Glory on February 8, 2014.Carrie Evelyn lived in the Chaiona and Taskee area her entire life.  She was united in marriage to Allen Eugene Wood on September 15, 1950.  To this union three daughters were born.  Mary Evelyn (David) Bounds of Poplar Bluff, MO; Glenda Sue (Randy) Clark of Park Hills, MO; and Jeanette Lynn (John) Cox of Greenville, MO.Carrie Evelyn is survived by her children, six grandchildren Heather (Kenny) Hickerson of Springfield, MO; Nathan Clark of Okeechobee, FL; Zachary (Amy) Clark of Farmington, MO; Courtney Cox of Sikeston, MO; Renee’ (Monty) Barton of Owensville, MO; and Kristina (Todd) Fisher of St. Louis, MO; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia Paige Hickerson, Aiden Bradley Conlon, Alexus Paige Marie Clark, and Justine Nicole Faulkner.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Wood, parents, and siblings Marie Jones, Henry Davis, Alford Davis, Elva Davis, Frank Davis, Harold Davis; also Vallee, Denver, and Bessie Davis who passed on as children. 

Carrie Evelyn had been an active member of Cool Springs Baptist Church of Williamsville, MO for many years.  Southern Gospel Music was a big part of her life.  She loved both singing, and listening to it. 

She has resided at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation since 2002, where she was just awarded a certificate for five years of service as President of Resident Council.  She will be greatly missed by Residents and Staff. 

Carrie Evelyn started working at the age of sixteen as a waitress, and later a cook at York Village Restaurant, then Pleasant Valley Café.  She left the restaurant business and began working at Poplar Bluff Hospital, then Lucy Lee Hospital, retiring with thirty years of service as a CNA.  She served Wayne County for many years as an Election Judge at Cool Springs Precinct. 

When not working outside the home, Evelyn worked tirelessly, gardening, canning, making quilts, and being of service to others.  She always cared for those in need.  If you met Carrie Evelyn Wood and she did not impact your life in some way, then you never really knew her. 

Visitation was held Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 4:30 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed Friday, February 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Cool Springs Baptist Church near Taskee. Pastor John England ministered to the family and Zac Clark, Kenny Hickerson, Mark Davis, Rick Wood, John Clinton, and Steve Wood and served as pallbearers. Brian Conway served as honorary pallbearer. Jeanette Cox provided a live musical selection, Wish You Were Here. Burial was in Rucker Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Bernie Don Ijames 2/6/2014

February 7, 2014

Bernie Don Ijames, 80, of Piedmont, passed away on Feb. 6, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He was born June 30, 1933 in Mill Spring, MO.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Just and she preceded him in death. Bernie was later married to Bobbie Barton and she also preceded in death.  

Bernie was an Army veteran during the 1950’s.

Survivors include one son Jason Ijames and Kim, Piedmont, MO; six grandchildren, Beniamin Ijames, Zachanah Ijames, Bernadette Ijames, Tyler Ijames, Barbara Ijames, Amanda Crowell; and three great-great-grandchildren, Preston, Gage, and Carson; two brothers, John Ijames and Virginia, St. Johns, MO, Barry Ijames and JoAnn, Piedmont, MO; four sisters, Annalee Norman, Chesterfield,MO, Betty Kackley, Piedmont, Glenda Junge, Maryland Heights, MO and Sue Schaedig and Jerry; St. Charles, MO;  6 grandchildren, Beniamin Ijames, Zachanah Ijames, Bernadette Ijames, Tyler Ijames, Barbara Ijames and Amanda Crowell and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Preston, Gage, and Carson.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Glenn and Bertha Bilbrey Ijames; three sons, Preston, Vernon and Nolan Ijames , 4 brothers, Bill Joe, Burton, Ira, Maurice Ijames; and one sister, Clara Jane Brandon.

Bernie grew up in Mill Spring and Brushy Creek on the Family farm.  He attended the Carson Hill School to the 8th grade. He moved to St. Louis and worked at McDonnell Douglas for thirty years.   He was a supervisor of logestics in tools until he retired after 30 years.  He then moved back to Wayne Co.  He was a Union member of AFLCIO and a member of the Eagles Lodge at Piedmont and Greenville.

Bernie “Uncle Fluke” loved fishing, BBQ and cutting grass.  He loved visiting friends and members of the Eagles’ Lodge. Bernie was baptized by the Mill Spring Christian Church and had past attended there.

Visitation was held Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Rev. Jason Ijames ministered to the family and Tyler Ijames, Roland Cole, Mark Bay, Scott Junge, Mike Junge, Glenn Kackley, and Ray Sealey served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Carson Hill Cemetery with full military honors. Online condolences can be made at

James Eugene Patterson 2/2/2014

February 4, 2014


James “Jim” “Jimmy” “Jimmy Gene” Eugene Patterson, 75, of Vulcan, MO. passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. James was born May 11, 1938 in Ironton, MO.

On July 28, 1956 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Alice Loretta Middleton. They took care of each other for 55 years of marriage and to this union three children were born.

His church meant the world to him, he had been a member of the Vulcan Assembly of God Church since he was a teenager.

He worked as an electrician at the Glover Asarco/Doe Run Plant for 35 years. He constructed and owned the Patterson Store and Station. James loved to work, he loved to take things apart and put them back together making them work better than before, he was a jack of all trades. He loved to hunt, he loved his farm, but most importantly he loved to spend time with his family and friends.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He always had a smile on his face.

Survivors include two sons; James Allen Patterson and his wife Penny Marie of Royce City, Texas and Rodney Patterson of St Louis, MO., one daughter; Bonnie Jean Patterson of Sachse, Texas, two brothers; Robert Patterson and his wife Barb of Des Arc, MO., and Gary Patterson and his wife Betty of Vulcan, MO., one sister; Patricia Stevenson and her husband Guy of Vulcan, five grandchildren; Tory (Gretchen) Johnson, Crystal Patterson, Candace (Todd)  Middleton, Montana Patterson, James Noah Patterson and three great-grandchildren; Kennedy Johnson, Nathan Johnson and Cash Middleton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, James Patterson and Hazel Ruble Patterson, and one sister; Charlotte Middleton.

Visitation was held Wednesday, February 5th at 5:00 P.M. at Vulcan Assembly of God Church with the service on Thursday, February 6th at noon, also at the church. Rev. Jerry Patterson ministered to the family and Todd Middleton, Roland Middleton, Kenny Patterson, Noah Patterson, Clyde Reed and Michael Middleton served as pallbearers. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery near Vulcan, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Linda Sue Hammonds 2/3/2013

February 3, 2014


Linda Sue Hammonds, 55, of Patterson, MO passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at her residence.  Linda was born on December 15, 1958 in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

On July 17, 1976 Linda was united in marriage to George Hammonds and to this union 6 children were born.

Linda was of the Southern Baptist faith. Linda worked as a CNA at several nursing homes and loved worked with the residents.

Survivors include her husband, George Hammonds, two sons; Jeremy Jay Hammonds and Justin Eugene Hammonds, three daughters; Jennifer Sue Hammonds, Jacqueline Dena’ Hammonds and Jessica Ann Hammonds, six brothers; Paul, William, Jerry Leo, Eric Wayne, Jeff and Robert Lynn Rousan, two sisters; Barbara Williams and Roxanne Bergner and six grandchildren; Tori, Blaine, Angel, Amber, Amy, and Alex.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Paul Rousan, Sr. and Wyiona Revelle Rousan and one son; George William Hammonds.

A memorial service was held in Patterson on Friday, February 7, 2014 with Eric Rousan providing the eulogy.

Pastor Robert J. Webb 01/30/2014

January 31, 2014

Robert “Bob” Joseph Webb, 67, of Piedmont, Missouri, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 

Bob was born in Lutesville, Missouri to William Daniel Webb and Lossie Frieda (Graham) Webb on November 14, 1946. He graduated fromClearwater High School (1964) in Piedmont.  He married Dianne Mae Mann on May 30, 1970 in Mill Spring, Missouri. He worked as a warehouse supervisor for Brown Shoe Company for nearly 30 years and Commissioner of the Piedmont Parks Department for 18 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the United States Army. Bob’s love for God was evident, whether it was the way he treated his family, the many hearts he touched as a pastor, the nights spent with Dianne watching Cardinal baseball and MizzouTigers, several mission trips to Honduras and most recently Uganda, his love for his country, or even fishing with his grandson,Teagen. He was most happy spreading God’s word and putting smiles on the faces of all he met. At the time of his passing he was Pastor of Clearwater United Baptist Church, Piedmont, MO. 

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, William and Lossie and siblings, William Webb and Rita Webb. 

Bob is survived by wife, Dianne; children, Eric (Justyce) Webb of St. Louis and Amanda (Nicholas) Rausch of Columbia, Maryland; grandson, Teagen Webb  Rausch (his pride and joy)of Columbia, Maryland; siblings, James Webb of Patterson, Mary Deering of Patterson, Linda Tiefenbruch of Affton, and Becky Hibbard of Piedmont. 

Visitation was at 5 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Missouri. 

Funeral services were held at 11 am, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Victory Baptist Temple with Brother Robert Brinkley officiating. Burial will be at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri. Pallbearers were Eric Webb, Nicholas Rausch, Dan Webb, Jim Webb, Jr., Jerry Peppers II, and Babe Mann.Online condolences can be made at 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tender Hearts Baby Home, Uganda, Africa, an orphanage very important to the family, online via this link (in the last box, you can put In Memory of Bob Webb): 
or via mail at this address: 

A Helping Hand 

1510 Newtown Pike Suite 152 

Lexington, KY 40511 

on memo line of check:  Tender Hearts Baby Home In Memory of Bob Webb 



Bernice O Kendrick 01/28/2014

January 29, 2014


She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; Samuel A. Gibson and Lucille Carrow Gibson, one daughter; Dana Marie Noonan, one son-in-law; Jerry Miller, five brothers; Leon, Willard, Samuel, Glenn and Howard Gibson, four sisters; Eva DeClue, May Pliemann, Norma Jean Gilmett Bernice O. Kendrick, 89, of Des Arc, MO. passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at her residence.  Bernice was born April 5, 1924 in Glenn Park, MO.

On October 6, 1951 she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Kendrick, who preceded her in death, and to this union four children were born.

Her life was her family.  Whatever the task, no matter how hard or difficult, Bernice, (often fondly known as “granny”), did everything, her whole life, out of love and compassion for her family, friends and mankind, in general.  She never counted the sacrifice (and there was much), she never complained or begrudge. She just did whatever she needed to do, to make the lives of the ones she loved, better. 

It may have been: * the countless holiday and Sunday dinners with everyone around the table, always worried that there wouldn’t be enough (and there always was). * The dresses and clothes and she sewed for her children when there wasn’t money to buy store bought. * The houses she cleaned and the laundry she would do for people on a ringer washer, just to make a couple dollars so her young children would have lunch money. * Taking such great care of her mother and later her husband Clarence, when they had become so ill, they could not care for themselves on their own. * Or, making for sure she found a good man to help make a good life for her two young daughters, when she had been left to provide for them alone. It did not matter what the task at hand was or if the sacrifice was big or small, she did it with love in her heart, a smile on her face and a prayer on her lips.

Her mother was catholic and her father was Baptist. As a child, she was raised catholic and attended a catholic school in St. Louis.  Later, they attended the Nazarene church and her and her two sisters would go all over the county, singing at services and revivals.  As an adult, she became a member and secretary of the Des Arc Baptist Church for 30+ years, until after she moved to Piedmont, at which time she became a member of the Harvest Baptist Church.

She went to school through 11th grade.  That summer, she was hired to work at a dress shop and didn’t go back to school because she was making money for her family.

After the war started, she worked at an ammunition plant and worked there until there was an explosion that scared her very much, so she quit and went to work at a factory that made dried eggs to send to the troops overseas.  During this time, she also volunteered at the Red Cross, doing anything from rolling bandages, sewing parachutes together or making cookies, cakes and brownie for the soldiers.

Later, when she married Clarence, he did not want her to work outside the home.  But she still did her part to contribute by cleaning homes and laundry to make extra money.

When her daughter Dana, the youngest, turned 2 years old and was able to go with her, she started working as a helper and cook for the Head Start program in Des Arc.  From there, she was a cook, first at Des Arc and then at South Iron. She retired from South Iron after 20 years and then went to work at the QBA factory in Des Arc where she worked until Clarence’s health declined and she needed to stay at home with him.

She grew up in French Village, St Louis, Potosi and Sabula, wherever “PaPa” had to go to find work.

She adult live was spent in St. Louis, College Hill, West Alton, Des Arc- and many others when Clarence worked for the railroad-again, wherever the jobs were.

She belonged to many organizations including: Red Cross volunteer during WWII, Des Arc school PTA and she was an election poll worker for the township of Des Arc.

She was tough and tender, diligent and driven, giving all she had, at all times, putting the ones she loved first, always, before herself and always, walking by faith.

Survivors include one son; Steven Robert Kendrick of Piedmont, MO., two daughters; Carol E Higgins and her husband Glenn, and Regina Lea Miller both of Des Arc, MO., one son-in-law; Michael Noonan of Moscow Mills, MO., ten grandchildren; Leslie McCaig and her husband Mike, Michelle Sherman and her husband Eddie, Steven Happy, Jason Wayne Miller, Olivia Happy, Amanda Mays, Brianne Noonan, Frank Noonan,  Jimmy Buffington and his wife Dawn, Todd Buffington and his wife Amy; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Brittany Hazel, Mallory Buffington, Jessica Williams, Zach Sherman, Emily McCaig, Evan McCaig, Brandon Happy, Ean Buffington, Levi Happy, Jaden Liggett, Kyllie Kendrick, Landon Mann, and Cadynce Mays, and two great-great-grandchildren; Taygen Hazel and J C Hazel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; Samuel A. Gibson and Lucille Carrow Gibson, one daughter; Dana Marie Noonan, one son-in-law; Jerry Miller, five brothers; Leon, Willard, Samuel, Glenn and Howard Gibson, four sisters; Eva DeClue, May Pliemann, Norma Jean Gilmett and Juanita Edwards.

The visitation was held on Friday, January 31st at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with the services following on Saturday, February 1st, also at the chapel. Bro. Jack Ruble read the obituary and Bro. Don Pennington ministered to the family, Leslie McCaig provided the music . Serving as pallbearers were Jason Mays, Jason Miller, Mike McCaig, Mike Noonan, Evan McCaig, Glen Higgins, Steve Happy, Levi Happy, Zack Sherman and Frankie Noonan. Online condolences can be made at

May Scaggs 1/26/2014

January 27, 2014


May Louise Scaggs, 44, of Des Arc, MO was born on Jan. 8, 1970 in Ironton, MO and passed away on Jan. 26, 2014 in St. Louis, MO.

Survivors include her fiancé, Timothy Allen Owens and son baby Wyatt Owens, both of the home, Des Arc, MO, son, Ricky Scaggs, Piedmont, MO, and one daughter, Shelby Scaggs, Piedmont, MO, two brothers, Leonard(Miranda) Dean and David Dean both of Des Arc, MO.

In 1989, she graduated from the South Iron High School.  She loved to do yard work and plant flowers.

May had worked at QBA in Des Arc for many years.  She then worked   for Windsor Foods in Piedmont as a line worker for many years.  

May was saved as a child and attended the Des Arc Assembly of God.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Carl Dean and Donna Mae Daley Dean.

Visitation for May was held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. for the family and 3:30 P.M. for the public at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with the service following on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. also at the chapel. Pastor Zachary Hindman ministered to the family and Dale Daly, Nelson Dean, Doug Bond, Jr. Green, Adam Daly, and Barry Scaggs served as pallbearers.

  Online condolences can be made at

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