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Sarah A. Breckenridge, 32, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died
October 3, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 1, 1982 to Richard N. Breckenridge and
Sue M. Cross Breckenridge. Sarah was a life time resident
of Poplar Bluff. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
Sarah was an LP Nurse. She enjoyed crafts, camping,
cooking, and knitting. She loved the outdoors and animals.
She is survived by her mother, Sue; longtime boyfriend,
Jeremy Lankford both of Poplar Bluff; two uncles John
(Michelle) of St. Louis, Mo. and Tommy Cross of Poplar
Bluff; one daughter, Abby Lankford and Furr Baby; two
aunts, Lynn Ashbaugh and Sharron Campbell both of
Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Richard N. Breckenridge, Jr.
(Lisa and Sabrinia, Hailee Boone and Mikayla Boone) and
Bradley Santos (Dominque and Mariah and Alicia Santos) all
of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Mary L. Breckenridge of Poplar
Bluff; and special friends Michelle Campbell and Jamie
McIntosh; and a cousin Stacy Penquite.
Her father preceded her in death.
There will be a Celebration of Life Sunday at 2 PM at
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Chapel.
Donald H. Bauman, 69, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Oct. 4,
2014, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
A graveside service will be Friday, 10 AM, at Fairlawn
Cemetry in Decatur, Ill. Arrangements are under the
direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home.
Terry Hicks, 61, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Tuesday,
October 14, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical
Center. He was born June 9, 1953 to the late Bethel L.
Hicks and Pauline Tune Hicks. He was a long time
resident of Poplar Bluff. He was a retired lineman. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He married Angel Goodman in Kansas City, Mo. She
Terry is also survived by two sons, Robert Hicks of
Japan and Jerry Joe McGill of St. Louis, Mo.; two
brothers, Steve Hicks of Williamsville, Mo. and Michael
Hicks of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Glenda Markham
of Puxico, Mo.; and five grandchildren
Harvey Cannoles, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died at his
residence in Poplar Bluff, October 15, 2014. He was born
November 19, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Earl
Cannoles and Dorothy Bowlling Cannoles. He was a long
time resident of Poplar Bluff.
He married Donelda Sue Messer February 14, 1988 in
Poplar Bluff, Mo. She survives.
Harvey had worked in housekeeping at the hospital and
security and maintenance at Charleston, Mo. Southeast
Correctional Center. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, and
visiting with family and friends..
Surviving are two sons, Vincent Carter (Ulanda) of
Ellisnore, Mo. and Russell Carter of Poplar Bluff; four
daughters, Kristy Cannoles of Lapuente, Calif., Kelly Dulin
(Charles) of San Diego, Calif., Kathy Cannoles of Poplar
Bluff, and Pamala Breckenridge (Steve) of Paragould, Ark.;
three brothers, Earl Cannoles (Kim) of Lomita, Calif.,
Charles Cannoles (Sharon) of Patterson, Calif., and Ronnie
Cannoles (Donna) of Colorado Springs, Co.; eighteen
grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and special
friends, Andy Caldwell and Crystal Scott.
Also preceding him in death was his step-mother, Gloria
Cannoles; one son, James Robert Carter; and one sister,
William A. Hartley, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died October
17, 2014 at Mark Twain Caring Center. He was born
November 10,1928 in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Albert
Biscoe Presley Hartley and Wilhelmenia Marie Betzel
Hartley. He moved from St. Louis to Poplar Bluff in 2005.
He married Mary Jane Slater November 17,1958. She
preceded him in death in 1992.
Mr. Hartley worked in the food service industry. He
enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball, reading and animals.
He is survived by one son, William Harlley (Sue) of Mineral
Point. Mo.; one daughter, Margie Loyd (Robert) of
Piedmont, Mo.; one sister, Grace Brown of St. Charles,
Mo.; six granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life, Monday at 6:00 P.M. at
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 9374 Olive Blvd. Suite 101, St.
Louis Mo. 63132-3253
Kathy Ayotte, 72 of Poplar Bluff died October 22, 2014 at
her residence. She was born August 26, 1942 to the late
Reino Perkio and Opal Covington Perkio in Pontiac, Mich.
She married Richard Ayotte. He survives.
Kathy was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed traveling. She
is survived by one daughter, Christy Dodd of Poplar Bluff;
one brother, Richard Dean Perkio of Arizona; five
grandchildren, Stephanie Dugas, Jessica Longhibler,
Stacey Dodd, Taran Collins and Laura Goff; and four
great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was
preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Dugas.
Memorial service 6 p.m. Monday October 27, 2014 at
Fitch Hillis Funeral Chapel.
Oran A. Cranford, Jr., 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died
October 10, 2014 at Oakdale Care Center. He was born
February 13, 1927 to the late Oran A. Cranford and Dollas
Morris Cranford in San Antonio, Tx. He was a long time
resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo.He married Geraldine Van Dyke
November 23, 1950 in Houston, Tx. She survives.
Mr. Cranford served in the Navy during WWII. He
graduated from the University of Houston. He retired from
the V.A. Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist. He enjoyed
gardening, reading, and listening to music.
Also surviving is one son, Steve Cranford of Powell, Wy.;
three daughters, Lucinda Fisher of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Susan
Price of St. Louis, Mo., and Margaret Crawford of
Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Lois Tucker of Dallas, Tx.;
eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
William C. Batson, Jr., 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Thursday
October 23, 2014 at Cedargate Care Center. He was born March 23,
1925 in Campbell, Mo. to the late William C. Batson, Sr. and Lucy
Hopper Batson. He was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church. He married Ruby Jane
McGhee Nov. 29, 1947 in Piggott, Ar. She survives. William served in
the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Circuit Court
Judge for twelve years in Probate Division II. He enjoyed reading,
traveling, and watching T.V. He is also survived by one son, Billy
Batson, III; three daughters, Vicki Cummings of Winston Salem, NC.,
Susan Ilene Wilson, and Donna Jean Enochs both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.;
one sister Deronda Ricks of Springfield, Mo.; eleven grandchildren and
twelve great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10 A.M. at
First Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 11 A.M. Dr.
William Vail will officiate. Burial will be in City Cemetery.
Arrangement are under the direction of Fitch_Hillis Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club at 416 So. C. Street,
Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901 or to Child Concern at 601 Poplar St. Poplar
Bluff, Mo. 63901.