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Funeral services for Ethel May Smith, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

She was born October 6, 1936, at West Plains, Missouri, to Clarence Everett Bragg and Rosa Cherry Bragg. On July 23, 1959, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Forrest Junior Smith, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2013. Mrs. Smith played the piano for over sixty years at numerous churches, singings, weddings and for the local group “Soul Purpose” which included her daughter, Charlotte, Shelley Surface and Lisa Eades and also sang on Channel 38TV. She did babysitting with lots of precious kids and in earlier years did ironing for people. Mrs. Smith also worked at the International Shoe Factory for a number of years before its closing. She enjoyed quilting and word search puzzles. Mrs. Smith was a Christian and attended China Union Church and previously attended Trinity Worship Center.

She is survived by two daughter, Charlotte Smith, West Plains, Missouri and Juna Rice, husband, Shane, Norwood Missouri; five grandchildren, Ian, Ivy, Lea, Timber and Annah Rice, Norwood, Missouri; one brother, Robert Bragg, wife, Bobbi, Sibley, Missouri; two sisters, Nellie Brickey, husband, Delbert, Batesville, Arkansas and Edith Surface, husband, Gayle, Pomona, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and a grand host of friends.

Her parents, husband and one daughter, Rebecca, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Jerry Miller, 83, of Willow Springs, will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 2 PM at Willow Funeral Home, 106 E. 3rd St. in Willow Springs, with Pastor David Lovan officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.

Wayne Thomason, age 89 of Mountain View, passed away on Friday, September 12, in Mountain View, MO.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 18, at 11AM at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View with the interment to take place in Greenlawn, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

The family will receive their friends at 6-8PM Wednesday, September 17 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View.

Funeral Services for Nadine (Case) Goodwin, age 76, of West Plains, MO, formally of Thayer, will, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 2PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Joe Garrison officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Chapel on Tuesday evening, September 16, 2014 from 6-8PM.

Burial will be int he Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Jayson Gentry, 28, of Cabool, MO, son of Jay and Nancy Gentry, passed away on Friday, September 12.

Services will be held at 11AM, Thursday, September 18, at the Funeral Chapel.

Interment will be in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO.

Larry W. Shelley of Cabool, MO passes away on Thursday, September 11.

Visitation will be held from 6-8PM on Tuesday, September 16, at the funeral chapel with services at 10:30AM, on Wednesday, September 17, at the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church near Cabool

Interment will be in the Bado Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.


James “Wes” McGowan passed away at his residence on Friday, September 12, at the age of 81. McGowan’s funeral service will be held on Monday, September 15, at 2PM at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Funeral Home.

kellyFuneral services for Catherine Anne Kelly, 49, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Trinity Worship Center, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Cathy met her Savior at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014.

She was born August 2, 1965, at Governor’s Island, Manhattan, New York to Carl Dalton Kelly Sr., and Marjorie Ellen Wickham Kelly.  Cathy spent the majority of her life in West Plains and worked as a Paramedic for twenty-three years.  After retirement she found joy in family and friends.  She enjoyed yard sales, auctions and thrift stores; was always on the hunt for a good deal.  She also enjoyed her five yorkies, gardening, playing computer games, reading, being outdoors and on the water.  Most of all she loved her grandchildren.  Cathy attended Trinity Worship Center.


She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Jerry Veloria, West Plains, Missouri; three children, Amanda Grayson, husband, Gray, West Plains, Missouri, Amber Jones, Koshkonong, Missouri and Stephen Rosas, wife, Jessica, Fort Worth, Texas; her mother, Marjorie Kelly, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Carl Kelly, Jr., wife, Gretchen, Pinehurst, North Carolina and Craig Kelly, wife, Sandra, West Plains, Missouri; father-in-law, John Veloria, Sr., wife, Marlena, Chicago, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, John Veloria, Jr., wife Mary Ester, Austin, Texas and Mike Veloria, wife, Sue, Gamaliel, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Kathy Bilbo, husband, Mike, Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren, Heather, Dalton and Corbin Grayson and Andrew, Kyler and Harlie Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father, mother-in-law, Joanne Wimmer, sister-in-law, Dawn Davis and granddaughter Carley Grayson, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for purchasing a headstone, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jennett Haneline, age 96, of Licking passed away September 12,2014, at Columbia,Mo.

Visitation will be Monday, September 15,2014, 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Services will be Monday, September 15,2014, 2:00 P.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment in Ray Cemetery under direction of Fox Funeral Home,Licking,MO

Cunningham, PatPatrick (Pat) J. Cunningham of Oakland, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  Pat was born on St. Patrick’s Day of 1940 in Chicago.  He graduated from Zion Benton High School, Zion, Illinois in 1958.  After a brief stint in the army he returned home to marry his high-school sweetheart, Marcia Miller in 1959.  Pat worked predominantly in beer and pop distribution in the 1960’s.  He also volunteered with the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department.  In 1971 he joined the Northbrook Fire Department, a position that he held with great pride for 26 years of service.  In 1997 Pat and Marcia retired to the woods of the Ozark Mountains. He was proceeded in death by parents, Frank and Catherine; brother, Jim; sons, Michael and Kelly; grandson, Chad Stevens.

Pat is survived by; wife, Marcia; daughters, Colleen (Steve Lund) Cunningham of Beach Park, Laura (Tim) Stevens,  Jennifer (Brent) Lewis of Winthrop Harbor; daughter-in-law, Sandy Cunningham of Appling, Georgia; brother Frank Cunningham of Oakland, Arkansas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Nick, Abagayle, Ashley, Alanna, Kyle, Sean, Wyatt, Russell, Kaitlyn, Wil, Kealy, Austin, Aron, Molly, Allison, Lily, Grace, Charlotte, and Grayson; as well as many wonderful friends and extended family.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, are encouraged by the family.

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