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- OBITUARIES
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Rhonda J. Hendrick, 70, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  She was a
longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo.  She was born in Ester, Mo. July
9, 1943.
Rhonda was a waitress.  She enjoyed puzzles and games.  
She is survived by one son Jeffrey White and wife Willie, of Plato, Mo.;
two daughters Rebecca Haferkamp and husband Elmo of Hewitt, Tx. and
Gail Christian and Travis Gray of Fairdealing, Mo.; two brothers Wesley
Henderson and Carlos Henderson both of Texas; two sisters, Sally
Henthorne and husband Jim of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Alice Free of
Baileyton, Al.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Henderson and Mary
Slinkard Henderson, and one daughter, Roxanne White.   
Mary Schulz
Daisy C. Melvin, 88, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Saturday, June 29, 2013.  
She was born April 25, 1925 in Nauvoo, Al.  She had lived most of her
life in Rockford, Il.  Daisy was of the Baptist faith.
She was a machine operator for Amrock/Globe Imperial.
She is survived by two sons, Donald W. Stevens of Rockford, Il. and
Joseph L. Melvin and wife Cindy of Caruthersville, Mo.; four daughters,
Caryl Ann Johnson and husband Larry of Hamilton, Al., Sophrona N.
Holland and husband Edward, of Cherry Valley, Il., Billie Jo Worley and
husband Dennis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and LaWanda Melvin  and friend
James of Rockford , Il.;  one brother, Lawrence E. Williams of Benton
Harbour, Mi.; sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and
eight great-great-grandchildren.
Daisy was preceded in death by her parents Albert H. Williams and
Sophrona L. Davis Williams.
Daisy  C. Melvin
was born in East Los Angeles, Cal.  Mrs. Schulz was a member of Mt.
Calvary Powerhouse Church of God.  She married Larry Schulz in Qulin,
Mo. June 12, 2004.  He survives.
She was a dispatcher for a towing company.
Mary is also survived by one son, Jesse Silva of California,; three
daughters, Mitchelle Lefeber and husband Eric, Serena Gomez, and Maria
Gomez, all of Oregon; one brother Donald Paxson of California; and six
grandchildren, Ben Shown, Jacob Dummitt, Cody Gomez, Owen Sand all
of Oregon, and Amber Silva and Nicole Silva, both of California.
Preceding Mrs. Schulz in death was her mother Billie Paxson, and one
brother, Mark Paxson.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in the Fitch-Hillis
Funeral Home Chapel.  Dr. Ronnie Webb will officiate.
Rhonda J. Hendrick
Louise Marks, 89, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
Louise was a member of the Community of Christ Church.  She was a
homemaker.  She enjoyed fishing, walking, needle point, bingo, camping,
and spending time with her grandchildren.  
She is survived by one son, Dan Forth and wife Vicki of Imlay, Mi.; three
daughters, Pamela Forth, and Gail Haldeman both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
and Gwen Toles and husband Ross of Beulah, Mi.; one brother, Larry
Horton of Grand Haven, Mi.; one sister Donna Messing of Ruth Mi.; eight
grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Horton and Edlie
Comins Horton.
There will be a private memorial service.  
Louise Marks
Virginia L. Fowler
Novella  Ruth Boyer
Virginia L. Fowler, 77, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Sunday, July 14, 2013 in
Cape ;Girardeau, Mo.  She was born in Ellsinore, Mo. September 9,
1935.  Virginia was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Palace of
Praise Church.  She was a childrens Sunday school teacher, enjoyed
gardening, reading, and sewing.
She married Thomas Henry Fowler, February 28, 1953 in Piggott, AR.  
He preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas D. Fowler of Baytown, Tx.,
Bruce Fowler of Houston, Tx. and Curtis E. Fowler of Fairdealing, Mo.;
three daughters, Donna R. Moreno, Pamela D. Duckett both of Poplar
Bluff, Mo., and Virginia L. Hicks of Williamsville, Mo.; one brother,
Donald E. Forsythe of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Vernon Frances Bess
of Poplar Bluff, MO.; an sixteen grandchildren and seventeen
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis E. Forsythe and Zelda
Lillian Simpson Forsythe; two brothers, Marvin L. Forsythe and Martin E
Forsythe; and one sister, Elsie L. Sparks.  
Visitation will be Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 5 to 7 P.M. in the
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel.  The funeral service will be Thursday
July 18, 2013 at 10 A.M. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Kent
Miller officiating.


Novella Ruth Boyer the only child of Arthur and Dorothy Welborn of
Bloomfield Missouri was born on July 14, 1926.  She graduated from
Dexter High School and Bluff Business College.
She met the love of her life, Charles Boyer and they married November 23,
1946.  They made their home in Poplar Bluff and are members of the
Catholic Church.
Novella was active in the Sacred Heart Alter Society and various church
committees.  Most recently she was on the Cemetery Committee where she
helped facilitate the expansion and improvement of the Catholic cemetery.  
She enjoyed bowling and maintained a very high average score over many
seasons competing in the Wednesday Night Keglers League, earning her
place in the Poplar Bluff Bowling Hall of Fame.  She used her business
skills as the  original proprietress of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in
Poplar Bluff and operated the studio for many years.
Novella is survived by her husband Charles; children, Linda Counts, David
Boyer, and Ellen Cates, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 106 Farrar,
Suite 104, Cape Girardeau, Mo.  63701
was born October 16, 1931 in Butler County, and was a lifetime resident.
She was married to S. B. Crowell March 8, 1952 in Piggott, Ar.  He
Norma was a member of the Qulin Church of Christ.  She was a
homemaker who enjoyed painting, crocheting, yard sales, and quilting.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas E. Crowell of Casseyville, Il. and
Vincent W. Crowell of Hawk Point, Mo.; two daughters, Kimberly G.
Hopkins of Poplar Bluff, and Cindy D. Carr of Ellwood City, Penn.; one
sister, Betty L. Kittinger of Owensbourgh, Ky.; ten grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Osie Ola Decker and Levna Fay
Toms Decker, two brothers, Donald D. Decker, Elvis B. Decker and one
sister, Stella M. Corder.
Visitation will be at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday from 10:00
A.M. to 12:00 noon. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 noon with
Bro. Wayne Curry  officiating.  Burial will be at Browns Chapel Cemetery.
Norma Crowell