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Joy L. Hamilton, 84, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died August 26,
born January 19, 1930 in Senath, Mo. to the late Jake
Davidson and Laura Swindle Davidson.  She was a long
time resident of Butler County.  She was of the Christian
October 24 1950, she married Verdell Hamilton at Walnut
Ridge, Ark.  He preceded her in death March 4, 1999.
Joy was a home maker who enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and animals.
She is survived by one son, Rick Hamilton (Cindy) of
Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Verdonna Vaughn (Larry)
of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Stacie
McDonald, Derek Vaughn, Tyler Hamilton, Zach Hamilton,
Lindsey Hamilton, Brett Powers, and Bradly Powers; four
great grandchildren, Trevor, Gracie, Lee-Michael and
Annalie McDonald.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Jerry Hamilton
and Terry Richard Hamilton.
A visitation will be Thursday, August 28, 2014  at 10 to 11
A.M at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Chapel.  The funeral service will
follow at 11 A.M.  The Bro. Richard Triplett will officiate.  
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Joy L. Hamilton
Donald Lee Barks, Sr., 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,  passed
away July 31, 2014.  Donald was born in Shook, Mo. to
the late Charlie Onard Barks and Dicey Nell Gilbreath Barks.
Donald is survived by three grandchildren, Michael Hennen
and Donald Lee Barks, III of Poplar Bluff and Amber
LeAnn Barks of Kennett and seven great-grandchildren;
step-mother, Wanda Barks (Loyd), eight brothers, nine
sisters, one step-brother and two step-sisters and
numerous nieces and nephews.   
Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years,
Ylonda Switzer Barks, daughter Connie Barks, son Donald
Lee Barks, Jr., sisters Helen, Nina and Darlene; brothers,
Charley Leo and Delbert Charles, and step-sister Karen
Nelson (Bess).
Visitation will be Tuesday at 10 A.M. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Chapel.  The funeral service will follow at 11 A.M.  Rev.
Everett Gunter will officiate.  Burial will be in City
Donald L. Barks
William R. Scheerer, 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died August 3,
2014 at John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital.  He was born Jan. 21,
1942 in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Felix Scheerer and Francis
Eichelberger Scheerer.  He wqs a longtime resident of Poplar
Bluff.  He was of the Baptist faith.
He married Nadine Bush, May 25, 1999, in Clay County, Ark.  
She survives.
William enjoyed doing restoration of classic cars. and the
history of Butler County.
Also surviving are one son, Chris Scheerer of Poplar Bluff;
one daughter, Cindy Reed of Herculaneum, Mo.; one brother,
Robert Shceerer of St. Joseph, Mo.; one sister, Margaret Reed
of St. Joseph, Mo.; one step-son, Bill Vancil of Doniphan; and
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday at 10 AM at the Fitch-Hillis
Funeral Chapel followed by the funeral service at 11 AM.  
Pastor Brian Parkey will officiate.  Burial will be at the Mo.
State Veteran's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to the St. Judes Children's Hospital.