PARK HILLS -- Robert ‘Bobby’ Sherman Bland, Jr., of Park Hills was born May 4, 1969, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Robert and Linda (Tatham) Bland, Sr. He departed this life February 4, 2020, in Farmington at the age of 51 years.
Bobby is survived by his sons, Austin Bland, and Zachary Bland; siblings, Chris (Peggy) Bland, Jeff (Kim) Bland, Billy (Amanda) Bland, Jimmie (Sissie) Guinn, Lori (Steve) Parker, and Janet (Joey) Fowler; and his uncle, Joe Tatham. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Coplin Funeral Home, Park Hills.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Donna Louise Stanton Daugherty, 71, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, at CHI St Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Donna was born February 20, 1948, in Meridian, Mississippi. She was a long-time resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, before retiring and residing in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Donna was a full- time mom before re-entering the workplace in the 80s. She worked for Handy City for 10 years as a warehouse manager. She then moved to Anniston, Alabama, where she worked as a supervisor in a distribution for center for Wakefield’s. In 1992 Donna moved back to Lafayette where she worked for Lowe’s Home Improvement until her retirement. Donna then headed to the Ouachita Mountains where she then lived out the rest of her years.
Donna was a talented pianist who also had a love for sports. You could always find her yelling at the New Orleans Saints or the St. Louis Cardinals. She passed down many of these talents and love of sports to her children and grandchildren. Donna was a lover of all animals, but her favorite was her dog Buster. You never left her house hungry, especially on Roast Sundays. She was very proud of all her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Dennis Daugherty and her three children, Darrel “Buffy” Massey (Amy) of Lafayette, Louisiana, Tina Gautreau (Max) of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Jennifer Massey (Larry) of Hot Springs, Arkansas; her six grandchildren, Taylor Massey, Ben Massey, Emma Gautreau, Maxwell Gautreau, Lillian Holmes, and Kenny Holmes; step-grandchildren, Bryce Daugherty, and Kyle Daugherty.
She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Benito and B.D. Pickett; father, Dolphus Stanton Jr.; grandparents, Emma Nelson, Morris Nelson, and Eula Mae Stanton Gray; and step-son, Dennis Allen Daugherty.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kota, Dr. Pruitt, Dr. Warren, Dr. Patel at CHI St Vincent Oncology; and a special thanks to Arkansas Hospice for all the incredible care given to Donna. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a memorial to Arkansas Hospice in Donna's name.
FARMINGTON -- Matthew Hughes, of Farmington, passed away on February 3 at the age of 47. Instate Saturday from 7 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the full obit at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
ST. ANN, Mo. -- Rodolfo “Rudy” Sisto De La Garza, Jr., 66, of St. Ann, Missouri, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 25, 2020. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, April 16, 1953, the son of the late Rodolfo Sr. and Anita De La Garza (nee Zamora).
Loving father and father-in-law of Alissa DeGonia (Dennis Wood), and Sidney (Josh) Sudmeyer. Loving grandfather of Colton Wood, and Kenzi Wood. Loving brother of Gloria Stinson, Viola Spencer, and Beth Whelehon. Loving uncle of six nieces and nephews. Loving great-uncle of six. Other family members and close family friends also survive.
Rudy grew up in Iowa and moved to Missouri as a young adult. For many years he lived in the St. Francois County area. Rudy worked with his father at the family run hardware store in Bonne Terre, Missouri, and at Plummers Hardware in Farmington, Missouri; he was also self-employed and will be remembered as a skilled carpenter. Rudy enjoyed drawing and was especially good at portraits.
Rudy will be cremated and the family will hold a private memorial at a later date.
FARMINGTON – Dolores (Mell) Cleve passed away February 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in Farmington at the age of 93. She was born in Farmington on December 27, 1926 to the late Marvin and Etta “Fern” (Thomas) Mell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Shorty” Cleve in 1985; four brothers, Tommy, Robert, Kenny and Marshall Mell; a son-in-law, Dave Bayless and a grandson, Craig Cleve.
Dolores was a lifelong resident of Farmington having graduated from high school in 1945. She was employed as a payroll clerk for the shirt factory in Farmington. Dolores, also lovingly known as “Aunt Hoe” will be remembered as a sweet, loving, thoughtful, funny, generous person who was loved by many. Her family and friends can't even begin to imagine the money she spent on stamps over the years sending cards to her whole family and many friends for every holiday and special event. Heaven truly has gained an angel. She was a faithful and committed lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington. Through the years she was blessed to have been named God Mother to several children.
Survivors include her children, Gary (Sharon) Cleve, Shirley (Ray) Pogue, Sharon Bayless and Ruth Ann (Joe) Henderson; eight grandchildren, Todd Williams, Troy Williams, Tad Cleve, Chad Cleve, Brent Pogue, Deana Bayless, Heather Hawkins and Brandy Perry; seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Ty, Bailey, Tanner, Peyton, Brynn, and David; a brother, David Mell; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 7, from 5 – 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at Cozean Chapel on Saturday morning beginning at 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Constien officiating beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday with interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON -- Leanna Victoria Cash, 92, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Farmington passed away February 5, 2020, at Ravenwood Arbors in Springfield. She was born April 25, 1927, in Avon, Missouri. Leanna was a member of the Ozark Free Will Baptist Church and former member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Farmington. She loved to cook, sew, quilt and entertain her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Emma (Biri) Winebarger; loving husband, Oscar K. Cash; two sons, Gerald W. Cash, and Kenneth D. Cash; three grandchildren, Connie Cash, Keith Cash, and Peggy Mills; eight sisters, three brothers.
Leanna is survived by her daughter, Donna Hale and husband Darrell; three grandchildren, Kelly Hotop, Kim Carroll, and Bill Hale; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, from Noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Farmington with Pastor Roger Hogan and Pastor Gary Mitchner officiating. Interment will follow at Mayberry Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made to Mayberry Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
PARK HILLS -- Milburn "Mib" Horton, aged 99 years and 11 months, passed away Feb. 3, 2020 at his Farmington residence. He was born March 4, 1920, in Leadwood, Missouri, to the late Lee and Zora (Furry) Horton.
Mib World War II Veteran. He lived a very faithful Christian life and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Park Hills. His favorite things were working in his shop and yard, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Marguerite (Pirtle) Horton; two heavenly babies; four brothers, Othel Horton, Darvis Horton, Harold Horton, and Vernon “Biscuit” Horton; and two sisters, Jean Politte, and Glenda Sherrill.
Mib is survived by two daughters, Joyce Moyers, and Brenda Horton; grandchildren, Lisa McMillin (Rick), Regina Moyers, Gail Litter (Jeff), Jeff Moyers (April), Deidre Moyers, and Amanda Trokey (Travis); great-grandchildren, Bradley Moyers, Ryan Moyers, Emily Moyers, Izabelle Hill, Blake Braswell, and Cameron Braswell. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday February 7, 2020, at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday February 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at First Freewill Baptist in Park Hills with Rev. Josh Kennon officiating. Burial at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church.
FARMINGTON -- Matthew Alan Hughes, 47, died in his mother’s loving arms early February. 3, 2020, in the family home in Farmington.
Matt was born July 13, 1974, in Farmington. He attended Farmington Christian Academy and graduated from Farmington High School. He held an associate of arts degree from Mineral Area College and a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri.
Matt was a devout Christian, an avid fisherman and a passionate activist for conservative causes.
Matt was one of the first students with disabilities to be mainstreamed in Farmington public schools. As a young boy, he advocated for the Americans with Disabilities Act before the Farmington City Council, which subsequently approved facilities to enable handicapped access to Long Hall in Farmington.
Matt, whose family history in the area dates to French colonial Kaskaskia, was a first cousin, seven generations removed, to President Andrew Jackson; a second cousin eight generations removed, to President James Madison and a second cousin, six generations removed, to President James K. Polk. Matt was the Republican county coordinator for the Matt Blunt for governor campaign in 2004, the first time a republican gubernatorial candidate successfully carried St. Francois County. He was appointed in 2005 by Gov. Blunt to serve on the Governor’s Council on Citizens with Disabilities. Later, Matt assisted in the St. Francois County office of State Rep. Steve Tilly, who ultimately became speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives.
Matt grew up as a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington and was currently a member of the Grace Community Church in Knob Lick.
Matt is survived by his mother, Pauline (Thomure) Hughes, his father, Billy Gene Hughes, of Farmington, brother Mark D. Hughes of California, Missouri, brother Jeff Hughes of Fredericktown, Missouri, niece Lauren Ashley Hughes and nephew Hunter Sterling Hughes, of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude and Gertrude (Short) Hughes of Farmington and his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Carrie (Howell) Thomure, of Mine La Motte.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8. p.m., Friday, February 7, at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Visitation will resume on Saturday from 7 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. in the Cozean Chapel with interment to immediately follow at the KP Cemetery in Park Hills.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Community Church of Knob Lick or the truly conservative Republican candidate – No RINOS -- of the contributor’s choice. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON -- Vernon John "Louis" Rauch, of Farmington, passed away on January 31, 2020, at the age of 89. Per his wishes, he graciously gifted his body to St. Louis University for scientific research. Private services will be held at a later date. View the full obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
DESLOGE -- Brad Brewer, 52, of Leadwood, passed away February 2, 2020, at his residence. He was born April 3, 1967, in Fredericktown, to James and Beverly (Roney) Brewer. Brad attended West County School but graduated from Bismarck. He later received his doctorate from Mississippi State University and became a Professor at the University.
Brad was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Brewer. He is survived by his father, James Brewer; sister, Susan Tidwell and husband Mike; girlfriend, Stacy Simily; honorary nieces and nephews, Ty, Jenna, Alivia, and Brody Simily.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Please view full obituary and share condolences online www.czboyer.com.