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|Kristen Nicole Hall Sheubrooks
Arvella Jean Dugas, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, May 26, 2017, at
She was born May 5, 1947, in Poplar Bluff to the late Arvell E. Fredwell and
Myrtle L. Pennington Fredwell. She was a life long resident of Poplar Bluff.
She married Gilbert Dugas Sept. 5, 1964, in Poplar Bluff. He survives.
Arvella was a factory assembly line worker. She loved her family and her
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Stanley Dugas of Doniphan,
Mo.; one daughter, Donna Wilcoxon of Van Buren, Mo.; and five
grandchildren, Makenzie Wilcoxon, and Todd Wilcoxon of Van Buren, Drake
Dugas, Drew Dugas and Daine Dugas of Poplar Bluff.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Garclee, Charles, Bob and
Benjamin Fredwell, and one sister Mary Marlow.
There will be no public services at the families request.
Myrtle Shaw, 86, of Broseley, Mo. died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at her
residence. She was born September 23, 1930 in Morocco, Mo. to the late
Charley Woods and Flora House Woods. Myrtle was a life time resident of
Butler County. She attended New Life Ministries Church.
She married Willie Shaw June 14, 1948 in Hackett, Ar. He preceded her in
Myrtle was a nurses aid and worked for Butler County Health. She enjoyed
gardening, cooking, and baking cakes.
She is survived by one son, Shawn Shaw of Kansas City, Mo.; three
daughters, Patricia Jordon of Calumet Park, Ill., Venessa Shaw of Tacoma,
Wa., and Anita Shaw Montgomery of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Carrie
McCombs of Poplar Bluff, and Gladys Reed of Grandview, Mo.; 16
grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and four Great-great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one
daughter, Belinda Gilmore.
Visitation will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Power
House Church. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. Chaplain Ken
Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at City Cemetery
Kristen Nicole Hall Sheubrooks, 36, resident of Atlanta and native of Poplar
Bluff, MO, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, May 30th, surrounded
by her loving and devoted family.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship
General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, MO, with the Rev. Byron Beck
officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, June 4th
from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be
made in Kristen’s honor at http://ucanpb.org.
Kristen, a caring mommy to her precious Jack and Zara, was a steadfast
rock to her loving husband Rich, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, and
talented actor. After completing her undergraduate studies at Mississippi
State University, Kristen courageously moved to Los Angeles in 2002 on her
own to pursue an acting career. She was successful on stage and film, and
was inducted into the Screen Actors Guild.
She met the love of her life, Rich, on a warm New Orleans night in 2005.
Within days, they included Hawaii in the list of their first date spots. Two
years later, in 2007, they were married in St. Louis by the Rev. Byron Beck.
In 2009, she and Rich chose Atlanta as the home where they would build
their beautiful family, and were blessed with their son, Jack in July of 2010.
A few months later, Kristen, Rich, and Jack began a two-year work
assignment to Amsterdam, Netherlands. After returning to Atlanta, Kristen,
Rich, and Jack were further blessed as they welcomed Zara into their loving
In April 2015, a short 6 months after Zara was born, Kristen was diagnosed
with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She immediately pursued the most
advanced and aggressive treatment approaches, guided by the world’s top
specialists at Sloan Kettering, Emory University, and Massachusetts General /
Harvard University. Powered by her characteristic quiet strength, resilience,
stamina, and fortitude and motivated by her children, husband, mom, dad,
and so many loving family members and friends, Kristen fought. For over
two years, Kristen fought for her life, for her family, never losing hope. All
those close to her marveled at her quiet strength, unending determination, and
her beauty and grace through it all. She became a shining light – a model of
resilience and commitment to family, and a tremendous source of inspiration
for every life she touched.
Kristen is survived by her husband of 10 years, Richard Thomas (Rich); her
son, John Richard (Jack); and her daughter, Zara Juliet Sheubrooks, all of the
home. In addition, she is survived by her loving parents, Mark and Sabra
Edwards Hall, of Poplar Bluff, MO; brother, William Jessie Hall and wife,
Crystal Morgan Hall, of Poplar Bluff; sister, Morgan Hall Poteet and husband,
McLane, of St. Louis; grandfather, James Hall, of New Madrid, MO; father
and mother-in-law, Charles Richard (Rich) and Muriel Wright Sheubrooks, of
Pawley’s Island, SC; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth Claire Coston
Jennings and husband, Ralph, of Fairhope, AL; sisters-in-law, Melanie
Sheubrooks Michael and husband, Chet, of Tampa, FL; Kimberly (Kim)
Helms Stout and husband, Todd, of Southern Pines, NC; Kristen (Krissie)
Helms Dubin and husband, Mike, of Charlotte, NC; Kelly Helms Bost, of
Charlotte, NC; nieces and nephews, Michelle Hall, Jessie Leigh Hall, Jace
Hall, Jalee Duncan Walters, Brittany Lee Dubin, Michael J. Dubin, Jr., Sean
Stout, Clark Stout, Lindsay Stout Lindquist and husband, John William,
Sloane and Boden Lindquist; aunts and uncles, Neal Edwards, Mary Kay
Edwards, Michael Hall and wife, Sandy, Steven Hall and wife, Michelle.
Those preceding her in death include her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Ann
Gilmer Hall, of New Madrid, MO, and her maternal grandparents, James Neal
and May Hillis Edwards, of New Madrid, MO.
Melissa Orel Smith, 100, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Oakdale Care
Center. She was born December 4, 1916 in Hooks, Tx. to the late Frank I.
Perry and Melissa Etta Smith. She was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff.
Melissa was a member of the United Church of God International.
She married James C. Smith Sept. 23, 1937 in Enville, Tenn. He preceded
her in death January 28, 1986.
Melissa was a secretary for an insurance co. and also a homemaker who
enjoyed poetry, gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was a member of the
Agee Community Club.
Surviving are four sons, Mark Smith of Desoto, Mo., Buddie Smith of
Poplar Bluff, Ben Smith of Mobile, Al.. and Perry Smith of Chaffee, Mo.; one
daughter Frances Solley of Texarkana, Tx., 12 grandchildren, 20
great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were one son, Glen A. Smith; a daughter Etta K.
Sawyer; and four sisters, Rhea Wade, Ramelle Moore, Sue Sharp, an Frankie
A visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Home Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 P.M. Pastor Rick
Beam will officiate. Burial will be at City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society 106 Ferrar Suite
104. Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701.