Ghost SMS Messages

I have 2 Ghost New SMS messages being indicated by the Widget and in my Notification bar, but there appears to be no actual messages there, when I open Verizon Messages App or the built in Messages app.!  How can I clear out whatever the phone thinks is there, that isn't showing to actually be there?

I have cleared the cache on both apps, I have uninstalled the Verizon Messenger app and I still have 2 unread messages that do not show up.