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Kendall R. Hillis
Kendall Ray Hillis, 49, of Dexter, Missouri died Tuesday July 1,
2014. at Southeast Hospital In Cape Girardeau. He was the son of
Janice F. Kemp and Danny W. Hillis.
He enjoyed fishing and socializing with his friends and family.
He is survived by two brothers;Terry Hillis of Dexter, Tim Hillis of
Malden, and two half sisters; Nicole Terrell and Sarah Hensley.
Arrangements are pending.
Neal Reed, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2014 at
his home surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born October 11, 1940 to
the late Floyce Reed and Nema Tucker Reed.  He was a longtime resident
of Poplar Bluff.  
He married Carolyn Gardner in Pocahontas, Ar. June 1, 1963.  She
survives.He worked for the railroad for thirty two years. He was a member
of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and a lifetime member of the
American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He enjoyed contributing
his time cooking for different organizations and charities.  He loved
celebrating life with his family and friends.  He never met a stranger, only
new friends on his safari of life.  Neal was an avid deer hunter.  He is also
survived by one son Kelly Reed, two brothers, Dwight Reed (Janie) of
Doniphan, Mo. Larry Reed of New York; two sisters, Wanda Rulo (John)
of Poplar Bluff, Marge Hendon (Gary) of Jonesboro, Ar.; and one
sister-in-law, Peggy Reed of Pocahontas, Ar.; and three grandchildren
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ken Reed; and
one brother, Don Reed.There will be a visitation at 10:00 AM Tuesday July
8, 2014 followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 AM at Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Chapel.  Eric Leroux will officiate.  Burial will be at Memorial Gardens
Neal Reed
Kenneth Cain, 62, of Poplar Buff, Mo. died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Oran,
Mo.  He was born August 4, 1951 to the late Gilbert Cain and Verna
Richmond Cain. Kenneth was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo.  
He is survived by four daughters, Kelly Wheatley of Oran, Mo., Becky
Missey of Bonne Terre, Mo., Michelle Marvel of Dexter, Mo. and
Candice Robinson of Dexter Mo.; two sisters, Betty Williams of Festus,
Mo., Wanda Alford of Bloomsdale, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at City Cemetery in
Poplar Bluff.  Pastor Tim Russell will officiate.  Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Cain
Walter Lee Stone, 57, of Wappapello, Mo, died July 7, 2014 at Poplar Bluff
Regional Center.  He was born October 31, 1956 to the late Walter Stone
and Eunice Losh Stone.  He was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff.  He
was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.Walter worked for the state of Missouri as a tree trimmer.  He
enjoyed fishing and hunting, wood working and working on old cars.
Walter is survived by one son, George Pryor of Wappapello, Mo.; one
daughter Stefanie Pryor of Grandin, Mo.; two close friends, Rodger
Goodale and Thomas Deaton; and two grandchildren, Jacob Pryor and Niki
Lumpkins both of Puxico, Mo.He was also preceded by his grandfather,
Leroy Johnson.No service is scheduled at this time.
Walter Lee Stone
Faye Sandlin, 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died July 14, 2014 at her home.  
Faye was born July 3, 1942 to the late Harvey and Elizabeth Dickens in
Chelyan, W. Virginia.  She was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff.  She
was a member of the Highland Drive Church of Christ.On Jan. 8, 1959,
she married Lorenzo Lee Sandlin in Broseley, Mo.  He preceded her in
death July 29, 2004.Faye enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with
family and friends.  She was employed by the Mo. State Hwy. Patrol as a
house keeper.She is survived by three sons, Lorenzo Sandlin, and Keith
Sandlin both of Poplar Bluff, and Kevin Sandlin of Windsor, Mo.; two
brothers, Raymond Dickens of Peytona, W. Virginia and Roger Dickens of
Franklin, Ind.; two sisters, Zola McGriff of Vidor, Tx. and Joyce Muthart
of Ravenswood, W. Virginia; nine grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren.Besides her parents, preceding her in death were one son
Willie Sandlin; one brother, Willis Dickens; and one grandson, Matthew
Ryan Sandlin.Visitation will be July 22, 2014, Tuesday, 11 a.m. at
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Chapel followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. also in
the chapel.  Bro. Keith Sandlin will officiate.  Burial will be in City
Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude
Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908..
Faye Sandlin
. Harold Wayne Braden, 83, departed this life Friday, July 18, 2014 at his
residence in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born on Sept. 17, 1930 in Senath, Mo., he
was the son of the late Floyd E. Braden and Thelma Price Braden.
He grew up in southeast Missouri attending high school at Morley, Mo.
Harold joined the Air Force in 1949. He was stationed in Japan where he
managed supplies that were going to the troops that were in the Korean
War. When he returned to the U.S. he went north to Michigan where he
got into the retail business. For the next 17 years he managed stores across
the Midwest. He moved his family to Poplar Bluff in 1971. He accepted the
circulation manager position at the Daily American Republic. During his
years with the DAR he helped many young people by giving them their first
opportunity to work at a job as paperboys. He taught good work ethics and
responsibility that they were able to take with them into their adult lives.
During his 16 years of retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling across
the United States. Often traveling with dear friends from the area. Each
year they were gone many months at a time.
He loved sports. He coached Babe Ruth baseball teams and AAU basketball
teams, some teams were champions. He was a big Cardinals fan and a
bigger Three Rivers Raiders Basketball fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing
with his grandchildren.
Harold was a member of the local AMVETS, Francis C. Boyer Memorial
Post 29. He was also a Mason. In May, 2010, he received his 50 year
pin.Harold belonged to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross. He and his
mother-in-law, Reva Arnold, helped to start the food pantry at Holy Cross
Church in the spring of 2001. He enjoyed being the pantry director for 10
years, serving many that needed help.
On Aug. 18, 1990, Harold was married to Martha Gaines. They had 24
wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; son, Phil Braden of Glasgo, Ky.;
daughter Pam Norman (Tom), of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Daniele
Romine, of Springfield, Josh Romine of Boise, Id., Liana Norman of
Springfield, Justin Braden of Nashville, Tenn., Caleb Braden of Athens,
Ala., Bryce Braden of Nashville, Lauren Braden, Matt Braden;
Daughter-in-law Eileen Braden of Idaho Falls, Id.; six great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by daughter, Melissa Marie; son, Michael
Joseph; and his parents, Floyd Braden and Thelma Stockton.
Harold W. Braden
Beulah N. Renfroe
Beulah N. Renfroe, 91, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died July 19, 2014 at
Mark Twain Caring Center.  She was born August 20, 1922 to the
late Charley Hopkins and Anna Miers Hopkins.  She was a long
time resident of Poplar Bluff.
Beulah married K. Vurel Renfroe April 19, 1947 in Pocahontas, Ar.
 He survives.
Before retiring, Beulah had worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory.  
She enjoyed knitting and word puzzles.
She is also survived by one son, Rex Renfroe of Poplar Bluff, Mo.;
one brother, Ray Hopkins and one sister Kathrine Arunski, both of
St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren and three
Visitation will be Wednesday at 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. at Fitch-Hillis
Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 P.M.  The
Rev. Josh Reasons will officiate.  Burial will be at the Mo. State
Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.
.Darrell Chadwell, 66 of Poplar Bluff died July 11, 2014 at his home.
Darrell was born Aug. 28, 1947 to the late Clarence F. Chadwell and
Edith C. Smith Chadwell. Darrell was employed as a maintiance
supervisor. Private arrangements have been requested by the family.
Darrell Chadwell