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Brandon Wolf, 28, of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Norfork.

Brandon was born July 31, 1986 in Mountain Home to Bruce and Vicky (Parnell) Wolf. He is a 2005 graduate of Mountain Home High School where he was a member of the football, basketball and band. Brandon was a member of the Christian Church of Mountain Home and served in the United States Marine Corps. Brandon was a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. He loved spending time with family and being around other people. Brandon is preceded in death by his grandpa’s John W. Wolf and Tom Parnell.

Survivors include his parents, Bruce and Vicky Wolf of Mountain Home; two brothers and sisters-in law, Jason and Candice Wolf of Springfield, Missouri and Nathan and Amber Wolf of the Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy; paternal grandmother, Margaret Wolf of Honolulu, Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Glenda Melton of Mountain Home; two nieces, Analise and Reagan Wolf and his canine companion, Gents.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Christian Church in Mountain Home with Gene McCoy officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Home Cemetery under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Pallbearers will be Ty Chapman, Andy Willett, Johnny Rudnick, Ross Beeson, Mike Webb and Wes Jamison.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Church of Mountain Home Building Fund, 1365 Eastside Center Court, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Frieda Thurman, 92 years, 7 months, and 7 days old, passed to Heaven on December 17, 2014 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, MO.

Frieda was born May 10, 1922 in Douglas County, MO to Wayne and Maudie (Heath) Thomas.

Frieda was a life long resident of Douglas County. On November 14, 1946 Frieda and Alva Thurman were united in marriage in Mtn. Home, AR and to this union three children were born.

Frieda was retired from working 20 years at Rawlings Sporting Goods in Ava. She was a Christian and a member of the Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She loved teaching Sunday School.

She enjoyed going to church and church singings. She also delighted in sewing, cooking and gardening. Frieda had a strong spirit that the Lord had given her. She was an inspiration to many.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alva in 2009, two granddaughters, Deanna Thurman and Stephanie Phillips and two brothers, Arley & Delmer Thomas.

Frieda is survived by three children, Frankie Dean Thurman, Platte City, MO, Ed Thurman and wife, Pam, Niangua, MO and Linda Neal & husband, George, Omaha, AR, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two great great grandsons, two brothers, Lowell Thomas, Nixa, MO, Dale Thomas, Ava, MO, two sisters, Juanita Eddings, Belleville, IL, Ima Stillings Sellers, Branson, MO, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Frieda will be Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, 10:00 the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, MO with burial in the Yates Cemetery east of Ava. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor James Moore and Pastor Marvin Loftin. Memorials may be made to Yates Cemetery or Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Louis C. (Louie) Seibert, 88, of Hardy, Arkansas, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at EagleCrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born October 14, 1926, in Paducah, Kentucky to Jesse Mae (Wade) and Harris Seibert where he was raised.

He was a 1945 graduate of Rudland High School in Paducah, Kentucky. He was drafted into the Army of the United States on March 7, 1945 during World War II. He served as a Sgt. in the PTO in the Philippines and Japan. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal all while stationed in Japan. While overseas, he earned two service bars for his time of duty. He was honorably discharged in October of 1946.

After his discharge from the Army, he traveled from Paducah, Kentucky moving to Hardy, Arkansas where he made his permanent home. He started his own business practicing accounting and doing tax returns. He later added appliances and television sales and repairs to his business and became the owner of Louie’s Appliance and TV in Hardy, Arkansas. While being a store owner and member of the Hardy community, Louie became very interested in the growth and advancement for the town. He ran for mayor for the city of Hardy and was elected. He held this office for two terms. This was a job and position Louie took very serious. He also had a very special talent of analyzing hand writing. He took many classes and was licensed. He had the ability to examine documents, signatures, and helped with many court cases. He was called upon for his expertise locally and out of state. In 2007 Louie opened up a used bookstore in his building which he called The Sparrows Nest. This was a Christian bookstore selling locally and out of town. He fully retired in 2011.

He was a member of Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy where he attended regularly for many years and often bragged about being the longest living member of the congregation. He was united in marriage to Anita Louise Calbert on August 28, 1980 in Hardy. They were married for 28 years until her passing in 2008.

He is survived by his step-children Mark (Marla) Smith of Newton, Kansas, Gary (Mary) Smith of Greeley, Colorado, Robert (Pansy) Smith of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Scott (Stacy) Smith of Greeley, Colorado; brother Herbert Seibert of Hardy, Arkansas; brother-in-law Ronald (Judy) Calbert of Newton, Kansas . He was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and very special friend Johnnie Ball of Hardy, Arkansas who helped Louie in many ways over the past few years.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Jesse Mae(Wade) and Harris Seibert, his wife Anita Louise Seibert, sisters Gladys Irene, Helen Marie, brother Harris Lee and one grandson Steven Smith.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial honoring Louie’s life will be announced at a later date in January 2015 for those wishing to attend. Inurnment will be at Hesston Public Cemetery in Hesston, Kansas where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Anita.

Expressions of sympathy, contributions or donations can be sent to Wortham Funeral Home (Louie Seibert Funding), P.O. Box 676, Highway 62/412, Hardy, Arkansas 72542-0676. Funds collected will be used to help defray funeral expenses.

Funeral Services for Reva Buckman, age 83, of Peace Valley, Missouri, will be Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 10AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Missouri with Reverend Gary Hirsch officiating.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, MO with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

Graveside services for Rosalie B Weaver, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, with Reverend Rick Rutledge officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Harvey Banks and Hazel Williams Banks, on August 1, 1928 in Shannon County, Missouri and died December 13, 2014 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage March 13, 1948 in Salem, Arkansas to Abraham Weaver, who preceded her in death March 25, 2001.

She is survived by two children, Pamela Ann Harris and husband, Joe, West Plains, and Mary “Susan” Crisp and husband, Allen, Jonesboro, Arkansas; her special four-legged companion of thirteen years, Murphy; one sister, Betty Jo Dalrymple, Bend, Oregon; one brother, Robert Banks and wife, Evelyn, Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren, Jo Lynn Abney, Branson, Missouri, John David Hayes and wife, Jolean, Flagstaff, Arizona, Jeffrey Crisp and wife Gabrielle, Republic, Missouri, and Sarah King and husband, Zachary, Jonesboro, Arkansas; three great grandchildren, Oliver King, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jordan Abney, Branson, Missouri, and Rebecca Abney, Branson, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and one sister, Billie Mansfield.

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church, West Plains. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, West Plains, and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Estelle “Corine” Garner Bennett was born in Castleberry, Alabama on November 26, 1926, to Pete and Susie Garner as the youngest of four children.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Her brother, Cleveland and sisters, Lois and Mildred, have preceded her in death.

In 1950 she was married to Allen Gibson Bennett, Jr., who also preceded her in death on November 24, 1980. She is survived by her two sons, Drew Allen Bennett and Webb Wayne Bennett, wife, Sissy and a granddaughter, Alexandra Bennett. Corine was a good wife and a loving mother. The family expresses appreciation to the Mountain View Healthcare staff and residents for their care and friendship during the last three years.


Graveside services for Lois Cropper, 90, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cropper died at 5:55 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born June 2, 1924, at Alton, Missouri, to Everett Hardwick and Faye Hensley Hardwick.  On July 15, 1946, she was married at St. Louis, Missouri, to Lloyd Martin Cropper, who preceded her in death on February 25, 1997.  Mrs. Cropper was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by one son, Joe Cropper, wife, Jan, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Justin Cropper, wife Jennifer, Corpus Christi, Texas and Jennifer Cropper, St. Louis, Missouri; and one brother, August Hardwick.

Her parents and husband precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodside Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

joanJoan Pearl Brand Coahran, 78, of Midway passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her residence.

Joan was born January 16, 1936 in Niles, Michigan to the late Gerald and Dorothy Brand.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ray Coahran of Midway; two sons and daughter-in-law, Randall and Terri Coahran of Georgetown, Texas, Gregg Coahran, Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Wendy Coahran Buck of Austin, Texas; one brother Loren Brand of Ludington, Michigan; one sister, Joy Peters of Grand Haven, Michigan and four grandchildren.

Services are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Christian Science Church, 315 East 3rd Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Funeral services for Michael Lancaster, 68, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains,.

He was born the son of the late Merle Lancaster and Florence Manion Lancaster, on August 10, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri and died December 9, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was united in marriage June 16, 1969 in West Plains, Missouri to Carolyn Girdley.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Girdley, of the home, West Plains; two children, Heather Arvidson and husband, Walter, West Plains, and Michael Damon Lancaster and wife, Sarah, West Plains; four siblings, Ronnie Lancaster, West Plains, Joan Marsh and husband, Don, West Plains, Tommy Lancaster and wife, Nancy, West Plains, and Judy French, Nacogdoches, Texas; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Danny Lancaster.

He served his country in the United States Navy. He was co-owner of SSI Feed Store in West Plains for several years.

Visitation will be held December 17, 2014 from 12:30 until time of service at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Robert Huff, 70, Bakersfield, Missouri, died December 12, 2014 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born the son of the late William Huff and Alfa Sanders Huff, on July 7, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was united in marriage April 16, 2009 in West Plains, Missouri to Mary Barnes.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Barnes Huff, of the home, Bakersfield, Missouri; two children, Velvet Lewis and husband, James, Houston, Missouri and Gary Huff and wife, Ronda, Houston, Missouri; three step daughters; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He worked as a maintenance supervisor at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains, for over seventeen years. He loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed going to auctions, and also loved to garden.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.