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Nola E. Quigley, 94, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at
her residence. She was born April 7, 1921 in Butler County to the late
Charles Mitchell and Pearl Thomas Mitchell. Nola was a life time resident
of Butler Co. She was of the Baptist faith. She married John Quigley in
Poplar Bluff, Mo. October 17,1942. He preceded her in death December
8, 2003. She retired from Florsheim Shoe Co. after 26 years of service.
She was also a homemaker who enjoyed her vegetable and flower
gardens, watching Cardinal baseball, and being with her family. She is
survived by two sons, Terry Quigley and Ricky Quigley; one daughter,
Brenda O'Conner, all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded
in death by one son, John B. Quigley, one daughter, Betty Ragland and
two sisters, Dorothy Mitchell and Bertha Goodwin.
Jerry M. Brown, 55, died June 22, 2015 at Puxico. He was born April
18, 1960 in East St. Louis, Mo. to the late Gerald F. Brown and Bernice
Weaver Brown. He was a long time resident of Hendrickson, Mo. Jerry
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Doniphan.
He married Beverly Spurlock April 18, 1981 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She
Jerry was a machine operator at Mid Continent Nail. He enjoyed hunting
and fishing, working on cars, and playing with his grandchildren.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Joseph Brown and Jacob
Scott Brown both of Puxico, Mo. and Jerry Brown of Henderickson,
Mo.; one daughter, Brittnie Brown of Puxico, Mo.; and seven
grandchildren, McKayla, Jerry, Leo, Parker, Lane, Kolby, and Renne
Visitation will be 10 AM Friday, June 26, 2015 at Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Rev. Steve Proctor
will officiate. Burial will be at Military Crossing.
Troy V. Richman, 73, of Wappapello, Mo died Friday, June 26, 2015 at
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1941 at
Wappapello, Mo. to the late Claude Richman and Pauline Dixon Richman.
Troy was a long time resident of Wappapello.
He married Thelma Marshall Sept. 21, 1963 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. She
Before retiring, he was a machinist for National Vendors Factory. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Also surviving are two sons, Toney Richman of St. Louis and Tim
Richman of Howe Springs, Mo.; one sister, Glenda Johnson of Poplar
Bluff, Mo.; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 10 A.M. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Chapel
Wednesday. The Rev. Ivan Haynes and Rev. Don Richman will officiate.
Eugene "Gene" David Gunn, 53, died June 9, 2015 at his home in
Lilliwaup, Washington. Mr. Gunn was born August 19,1961 in Poplar
Bluff, MO. to Hershel "Gene" Gunn and Corene Noles Gunn-Becker.
He attended Poplar Bluff schools and graduated from the University of
Missouri at Columbia with a BS in English Literature. Mr. Gunn was
retired from the New York State Parks and Recreation IT Security
He is survived by his mother, Corene Gunn-Becker, his father Hershel
Gunn, his stepmother Lois Gunn and his sisters Kim Gernstetter (Barry)
of Eureka, MO. and Cheryl Buttry (Alan) of Poplar Bluff, MO. His
former wife Anne Gunn of Penn Yan, NY. His step-brothers John
Brannum (Lee Ann) of Poplar Bluff and Jimmy Brannum (Lorna) of
Williamsville, MO. His nieces Michelle Clark-Massey of Poplar Bluff,
Amy Gernstetter-Stanton of Eureka, MO. Jessica Gernstetter-Hanson of
Vienna, VA and Kathryn Gernstetter-Hickman of Bella Vista, AR. His
nephews, Joseph Clark and Robert Clark of Poplar Bluff. His
step-nephews Billy Brannum and Ryan Brannum of Williamsville, MO.
Eight great-nieces and seven great-nephews. His lifelong friend, William
Finney of Lilliwaup, Washington, and many, many aunts and cousins.
A memorial service for Mr. Gunn will be held graveside at City Cemetery,
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Leland Duncan will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home.
Alma Brown, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Saturday, June 27 2015, at
Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born July 1, 1951 in
Memphis, Tenn. to the late Willie Simpson and Gerlean Smith. She was a
long time resident of Poplar Bluff. She was of the Baptist faith.
She married Anthony Brown July 14, 1967. He survives.
Alma was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, BBQ's, and
being with family, especially her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Darrell Brown (Tara),
Alfred Danner, Kevin Danner (Ketta) all of Poplar Bluff, and Roy Green
Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Cheryl Brown of California; one sister,
Patrica Ann Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren and three great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also preceding her in death, was one granddaughter, Darneasha Cyquina
A visitation will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. Burial will be at City
Cemetery. Elder Kenneth Thomas will officiate.
Max D. Black, 81, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at
Mark Twain Caring Center. He was born November 6, 1933 to the late
L.W. Black and Eva Gary Black. He was a long time resident of Butler
County, Mo. and also lived in Bartlett, TN. for a substancial time.
His first marriage was to Helen Pope. She preceded him in death. He
then married Francie Ray in October of 1988. She also preceded him in
Max retired from the United States Navy. He achieved the rank of HMC
"SS" FMF. He retired from St. Jude's Children's Hospital as the
Administrator of Digital Imagery in 1980. He was a member of the VFW
and American Legion Post 153.
He is survived by one brother, Alvin Black of St Charles, Mo.; one
granddaughter, Tracey Boatwright of Collieville, Tn.; one grandson,
James Barnett (Aquarius) of North Ridgeville, OH. and five
great-grandchildren, Cordarius, Jaylen, Grace, James Jr., and Justin; and
a very close friend, Genevieve "Johnnie" Bernal.
Besides his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by his daughter
Rita Roberts; one sister, Helen Black; three brothers, Arlin Black, Hulin
Black, and Burlin Black.
A graveside service will be at Bloomfield, Mo. at the Missouri Veteran's
Cemetery at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 6, 2015. Rev. Jarrod Hancock
will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral