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Frances Alford, 87, of Poplar Blluff, Mo. died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at
Mark Twain Caring Center. Frances was born January 15, 1929 in St.
Louis, Mo. to the late Milton Philo Smith and Anna Marie Catarnichi
She was married to James Raymond Alford. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are 2 sons, Dennis Alford and Dale Alford, both of Poplar Bluff;
one sister Betty Leahman of St. Louis, Mo.; and several grandchildren and
Also preceding her in death were three daughters, Barbara Morrisette,
Shirley Rosboschiel, and Betty Griffin.
Visitation will be Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. A
graveside service will follow at 2:30 P.M. at Brown Chapel Cemetery in
Kipling Vurel Renfroe, 95, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Poplar
Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born January 20, 1921 at
Advance, Mo. to the late Fenton and Berther Hood Renfroe. Mr. Renfroe
was a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff.
On April 19. 1947 he was married to Beulah Hopkins. She preceded him
in death on July 19, 2014.
Vurel proudly served and defended his country during WWII in Italy and
Africa. He was retired from Western Southern Insurance. He was a
member of the Poplar Bluff Masonic Lodge #209 and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his son, Rex and wife Yvonne; grandson Derek and
three great-grandchildren, Madison, Natalie and Nicholas.
Visitation will be Wednesday at noon at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. The
funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. withy the Rev. Josh Reasons
officiating. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery,