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Mr. Parmer died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
He was born August 31, 1924, at Greenwood, Arkansas, to Virgil Willis Parmer and Grace Florence Burton Parmer. On May 24, 1948, he was married at Modesto, California, to Opal Fern Hudson, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2011. Mr. Parmer was a WW II Veteran, having served with the United States Army. He was a farmer and had been a high school groundskeeper at Riverbank, California. Mr. Parmer was a member of the American Legion and loved to play guitar.
He is survived by two children, Patricia Parmer, West Plains, Missouri and Eldon Ray Parmer, State of Alabama; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Parmer, State of Oregon; two sisters, Ruby Jean Riley, State of California and Prudence Ann Casey, State of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife and two brothers, precede him in death.
Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Helen Virginia Wood, 78, West Plains, Missouri.
Mrs. Wood died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born March 17, 1935, in Howell County, Missouri, to Esco Green and Emma Hall Green. She was married to Gene Johnson and later married Ray Wood. Mrs. Wood was the owner and operator of Helen’s Hickory House and was the founding member of AmVets Post 98 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by one son, James Johnson; daughter-in-law, Sherry Johnson; two grandchildren, Brian Johnson, wife Shelly and Brad Johnson; four grandchildren, Briar, Colten, Cass and Camryn; four half-brothers, David Green, Springfield, Missouri, Henry Green, Joe Green and Bill Green, all of West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husbands, two brothers, Ivan and George Green, one sister, Marie Johnson, half-brother Gene Brower, half -sister Sandra Pete and infant half-sister, Evelyn Green and special nephew, Jim Holt, precede her in death.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Hazel Baker, 97, of Tuscumbia, MO and formerly of Couch, will be Saturday, March 8 at 2 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer of Friday, March 7 from 6-7:30 PM.
Burial will be in the Cave Springs Cemetery near Alton.
Funeral services for Ruby Idleman, 94, of Thayer will be held Friday, March 7 at 11 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Charles Barnett officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Friday, March 7 form 10 AM until service time.
Burial will be in the Koshkonong Cemetery.
Funeral services for Marie Burrow, 88, of Channahon, IL and formerly of Thayer, will be held Monday, March 10 at noon at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, with Pastor Abel Perez officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer on Monday, March 10 from 10 AM to service time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Burrow’s memory may be made to the Thayer First Assembly of God Church, and can be left at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, AR.
Virginia Ann Stigall Austin, age 57, was born May 30th, 1956 at Fort Leonard Military Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Virginia went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2014 after a valiant battle with liver cancer.
Virginia was the daughter of Virginia Faye (Paige) Stigall and Randall Paul (Dempsey) Stigall. She grew up near Hartville, MO in the Coon Creek/Rock Store Community.
Virginia was married to John Raymond Austin on May 18th, 1974 at New Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church at Bendavis, MO by Reverend Payton Smyers. To this union was born one daughter, Jacquline Cristine Austin and one son, Randall Odell Austin.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Randy.
She is survived by her husband John of the home, her daughter Jackie Austin Shelton and husband Chris and three grand-daughters, Jade Marie, Jasmine Krystal and Christmas Rose all of the Bucyrus/Huggins Community.
Virginia helped John operate and manage a dairy farm for 28 years. She was very active with various farm organizations; the Dairy Wives, the Dairy Breed Organizations, and was a member of the Texas County Fair Board for several years. Virginia was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She was one of the individuals called by the National Headquarters in disaster situations. She was deployed to many areas to help provide places of shelter, sources of food or being the source of encouragement to those in need. She saw it as one of her ministries, to reach out and help those in times of trouble. In recent years she worked at McDonalds besides running a home based business.
She enjoyed being outside and loved nature and animals of all sorts, especially horses. She had a very outgoing personality, having friends in all 50 states.
Virginia was saved and baptized at the age of 10 into Coon Creek Baptist Church and later joined New Rock Springs Baptist Church alongside John in 1973.
She will be sorely missed by family, neighbors and friends around the country.
Services were Friday March 7th at 2 PM in the New Rock Springs Baptist Church. Rev. David Leighty and Rev. Phillip Combs officiated. Burial was in the Rock Springs Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.
Pallbearers were Levi Leighty, Levi Freeman, Mark Freeman, Jake Broos, Alan Wolthuis, and Keith Murray; Honorary Pallbearers were Eddie Freeman, Larry Ragsdale, Don Benson, Chris Shelton and Roger Heath. Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, or The American Cancer Society or Gideon’s. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10 AM with Rev. Donald Fisher officiating. Interment was in Forest Dell Cemetery at Mountain View under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View. Online condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com
He was united in marriage to Betty Lewis on December 27, 1952 and to this union four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents William David Collins and Margaret Ann (Sisney) Collins; four brothers Lloyd Collins, Burl Collins, Junior Collins, and Melvin Collins; one sister Lucille Collins; and five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and one son-in-law.
He is survived by his wife Betty Collins of Mountain View, MO; three sons Marvin Duane Collins of Mountain View, MO, Joe Linn Collins and wife Sandy of Mountain View, MO and Jimmy Dale Collins of Mountain View, MO; one daughter Barbara Fisher and husband Donald of Mountain View, MO; four sisters Janice Gregory of Mansfield, MO; Marie Alcorn of Mountain View, MO; Gladys Haynes of Mt. Sterling, IL and Bonnie Stephenson and husband Wendell of Quincy, MO; One brother Vernon Collins of Mountain View, MO; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law Willard and Liz Barnett of Sedalia, MO; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Marvin loved the Lord and attended the Gravel Ridge Community Church. Marvin served in the United States Navy Seabees in Guam and Saipan during WWII. Marvin worked as a farmer and rancher, and built roads and dams. Marvin then settled into the many aspects of the timber industry.
Marvin was the man with a big lap who could always pile on one more kid, but had an even bigger heart. As a family, he taught you to always be open armed, and share what you have even when it wasn’t much. Marvin was always ready to share a story, give a bit of advice, but mostly loved for people to join him for a meal. There was never not enough room for one more at the supper table. You never left his house hungry or unloved. Marvin was an honest, hardworking, loving man who instilled those traits into the many scattered across the United States who simply knew him as “Pa”. Marvin’s passion was fishing: from digging worms, to gathering the poles to go, to who caught the biggest one or the most. It was an experience you would never forget. A lot of life lessons were learned in those fishing trips. We hope you had the privilege to experience one.
After 61+ years of marriage, he absolutely adored his wife Betty and she still made him biscuits and gravy every morning. There was nothing more important to him than family.
Marvin and his family have made a difference in the lives of many.
Funeral services for Ross Callahan, 76, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Randy Folks officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Howell County, Misssouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Funeral Services for Harry Edward Flowers III, a resident of Willow Springs, will be held Saturday March 8, at 5:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville
Visitation for Harry Edward Flowers III will be held at Bradford Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon from 3 PM to service time at 5 PM.
Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Mr. Hayes died at8:25 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014, at Community Medical Center, Calico Rock, Arkansas.
He was born August 14, 1930, at Mammoth, Missouri, to Truman Hayes and Edna Ruth Mullins Hayes. He graduated from Bakersfield High School with the Class of 1948 and On May 10, 1951, he was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Lorene Bean. Mr. Hayes was a veteran, having served a stint in Germany with the United States Army. He and his brother, J. W. Hayes, started Hayes Brothers Flooring in 1954. His brother J. W. died Thanksgiving, 1959; Bobby continued to run the business until closing it in 2001. He enjoyed politics and travel. In 1968 he ran for Senate against William Fulbright and ran for Governor in 1981. Mr. Hayes was of the Assembly of God faith.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene Hayes, of the family home; two children, Mark Hayes, wife, Kristi, Calico Rock and Bobbie Rush, fiancé, Larry Hazel, Melbourne, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Victoria Rush, Grant Hayes and Casey Rush; one great-grandchild, Rosalynne Cantrell; special family friend, Earletta Blankenship, husband, Jerry, Calico Rock, Arkansas; three brothers, Tom T. Hayes, wife, Carolyn, Springdale, Arkansas, Jerry W. Hayes, Batesville, Arkansas and Danny D. Hayes, Bakersfield, Missouri; one sister, Edna Omega Marvin, husband, Calvin, Sun City West, Arizona; special brother-in-law, Milford May, wife, Freda, Calico Rock, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.
His parents, three sisters, Louise Hayes, Mary Sue Hayes and Julieanne Amyx and one brother, J. W. Hayes, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bean Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bean Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.