Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Fischer, 80, Waterloo, IL passed away May 21, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. Born October 13, 1935, the son of William and Emily Mueller Fischer, Gerald was of the Lutheran faith. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Gerald was united in marriage to Laverne Williams McClane on February 14, 2004. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters Emily Willingham, Columbia, SC, and Lauren Adams of Orlando, FL; two grandchildren, Heather and Issac; two stepsons, Doug and Mark Mc-Clane. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Herbert Fischer and Wayne Fischer, sisters Luanna Bauschlicher, Johanna Fischer and Linda McCaffrey. Memorials may be made out to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lafe or the charity of choice. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Lafe but details are incomplete. 5t1p

Funeral services for Clara McFall, 96, Corning, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow the services in the Corning Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Mrs. McFall passed away May 22, 2016, at Batesville Nursing and Rehab. She was a retired seamstress for Morgan Adeal Coat and Suits who enjoyed sewing, selling Avon, and loved animals. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Corning. Survivors are her brother Chester Bomer of Batesville; sister Mary Joyce Bomer Lowe of Newport; and nieces and nephews she and Harry raised for Amos and Lucille McFall: Johnny, William, Dorothy, and Lou Ellen Mc-Fall. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Mc-Fall; parents Jessie Edward and Vada Lou (Edwards) Bomer; and brothers Everett, Dalson, and Jewel Bomer.

Ronnie Nidever, 63, of Pocahontas passed away May 22, 2016 at home. Mr. Nidever was a truck driver who enjoyed watching sports, horses, and spending time on the river. He was of the Baptist faith. On July 12, 1979 he married Becky Nidever. She survives. Other survivors are his children Matthew Edwards and fiancé Lisa Warren of Horn Lake, MS, Logan Nidever of Attica, and Rebecca Starr Nidever of Pocahontas; brothers James Ray, Gary, and Robert “Buddy” Booth; and grandson Cash Cayden Nidever. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Dona (Booth) Nidever; four brothers; and four sisters. Visitation will be Wednesday at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning from 12-noon until the service. The service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Corning Cemetery.

Mrs. Lilly Marie Mitchell, 85, of Corning, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Polar Bluff. Mrs. Mitchell was born May 29, 1930. She was a homemaker, she enjoyed doing seamstress work. She is survived by her husband Melvin Melton Mitchell of Corning, whom she married on Oct. 10, 1974; her daughter Dianne McArthur of Conway; a brother CD Stice of Mattoon, IL; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Artie Stice; brothers Sinis, William, and Chester Stice; and sisters Gertie Shannon and Ivy Shelby. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Lavern Reed officiating. Burial followed the services in the Corning Cemetery.

Tim Bippus was born April 2, 1940, in Knobel, the son of Emmett Bippus and Jessie Trella Adams Bippus. He departed this life May 22, 2016 at the age of 76 years. Mr. Bippus was a farmer who enjoyed fishing and duck hunting. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Corning. Survivors are sons Timothy Zane Bippus II of Reyno and George Justin Bippus of Corning; brother Emmett Bippus II of Boydsville; sisters Doris Sellmeyer of Knobel, Joyce Adams of Springfield, MO, and Martha Barth of GA; and four grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bailey Bippus. Funeral service was Tuesday at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kent Modlin officiating. Burial followed at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould.