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Shannon Keith Morgan, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died January 1, 2016,
at Westwood Hills Health Care Center.  He was born in Arab Mo.
December 2, 1925 to the late Ernest Morgan and Opal Rowe Morgan.,  
He was of the Methodist faith.
He married Anna Lee Hendrix December 11, 1949.  She survives.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII.  He
was self employed as the owner and operator of Green Forest Grocery.  
He enjoyed hunting and going to yard sales.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Greg Morgan of Poplar
Bluff and Randy Morgan of Granite City,Ill.; four grandchildren and six
great grandchildren..
Shannon "Keith" Morgan
Brenda K. Brent
Brenda K. Brent, 65. of Vandalia, Ill. died Friday, January 8, 2016 at
Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  She was born September 3, 1950 in
Poplar Bluff, Mo. to the late Edward J. Brent and Elizabeth Meyer
Brent.  Brenda had been a long time resident of the Poplar Bluff area
before moving to Illinois. She was a secretary for medical records at the
Jewish Hospital for the Aged.  She enjoyed doing crafts, playing bingo,
knitting and crocheting.  She was a very kind hearted person to people
and animals.  She is survived by four brothers, Keith Brent of Poplar
Bluff, Chester Brent of Bridgeston, Mo., Joe Brent of St. Louis, Jack
Brent of Wentzville, Mo. and two sisters, Lenetta Jones of Piggott, Ark.
and Cynthia Jackson of St. Peters, Mo.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Cal Brent
and one sister Betty Seabaugh.Visitation will be at 11 A.M. Thursday at
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel followed by the funeral service at 12
P.M.  The Rev. Calvin Buhler will officiate.  Burial will be at Carola
Cemetery in Oglesville, Mo.
  Betty Lou Padgett, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., a resident at Mark Twain
Care Center, went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Betty was born March 19, 1930 in Fredericktown, Mo., to Lealon and
Myrtle Bollinger. She married Arthur A. Ryan in 1945. They had two sons:
James (Bonnie-Ryan of Poplar Bluff and Ronald (Brenda) Ryan of
Jefferson City, Mo. whom survive.In 1952, she married Edward
(Popcorn) Padgett. They had three children: Karen (Nelson) Wallis and
Glen (Debbie) Padgett, all of Poplar Bluff, and Brenda (David) Johnson of
Colcord, Okla., also  survive. She had 11 grandchildren and 22 great-
grandchildren.She was a member of New Home Baptist Church. Betty’s
loves were her family, church, sewing, crafting and cooking. She was a
wonderful loving and giving mother and a friend to all.Visitation will be
from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. The
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Brother Calvin
Buhler officating

Betty Lou Padgett
 Grace Cathren Violet Rommel Elledge 82, died Jan. 26, 2016.  She was
born Oct. 21,1933.  She has two remaining daughters, Cathy Fiehtner of
Poplar Bluff and Shirley Graves of Versailles, Mo. and two sisters, Ila
Bowers and Sally Elder both of Poplar Bluff.  She has 8 grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.  She was a
member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was a resident of Westwood
Hills Nursing Home for the past 5 years.  She loved going to church and
attended church services at Westwood Hills when she was  able.  She was
always passing out verses or poems that talked of Jesus to all the residents
and employees.  She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be at 1:00 P.M. at  Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel Friday.  
A graveside service will be at Black Creek Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.  Rev.
Don Mayo will officiate

Grace C. Elledge