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Funeral services for Francis LaChapelle, 80, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. LaChapelle returned home with the Lord at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born January 4, 1935, as the eldest of four children in Escanaba, Michigan from the union of Vida and Frank LaChapelle.  On March 9, 1974, he married his forever soulmate Francy LaChapelle.  They were married in the Los Angeles LDS temple for all time and eternity.  Of this union, one son and two daughters were born.  Francy brought four daughters into the marriage that Frank loved as his own.  Together they raised those seven children in West Plains, Missouri.  Frank worked at West Vue Nursing Center for more than twenty years.  He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for almost fifty years.  Frank loved to serve others.  His passion was model trains and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Francy; one son and twelve daughters.  The surviving children are:  Diana, Dana, Denise, Francene, Dawn, Debra, Leann (all from first wife, Janet), Lori (from second wife, Mary), Susan, Kathy, Terresa, Annette (brought to the marriage) and Aaron, Jennifer and Amber (from current union).  He is also survived by one sister; an “adopted” son, Brent Easley; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents, one sister, one brother and two daughters, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Robert John Black, age 72, of Cherokee Village, AR, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his home. Robert was born May 21, 1942 in Peoria, IL, he was the son of the late Hubert John and Sarah Amanda (Lenhart) Black.

Robert is survived by his significant other, Charlotte Daniel; sons, Timothy Black and Kevin and wife Tara Black; daughter, Susan Rothecker; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family will accept friends from 3:00PM until 5:00PM on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Robert’s home, #4 San Ildefonso Drive in Cherokee Village.

Gregory Lee Prine, 66, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on February 23, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. He was born August 24, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Emmett and Mary (McFadden) Prine.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ritchie Prine; and brother, Ralph Prine.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Prine; son, Eddie Hogan; daughters, Kerri Heilig and husband, Jim, of Mountain View, and Machelle Prine; brothers, Rusty Prine of Ohio and Brian Prine of Florida; sister, Coleen Whitfield of Ohio; grandchildren, Dustin, Zachery, and Eli; and great grandchild, Kaden.

Gregory served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his meritorious service. Gregory loved his grandchildren, motorcycles, and deer hunting. He also gave his daughter a second chance to live with the gift of one of his own kidneys. Gregory will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Wilda Marie Bench, 88 years, 10 months, and 14 days old, passed to Heaven on February 24, 2015 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare with her family by her side.

Wilda was born April 10, 1926 in Haddam, KS to Claude and Sylvia (Ross) Bellinger.

Wildas first job was as a young teenager taking care of a local doctor and his wife. She later waitressed at restaurants, and worked for Dale Moore ranging and raising chickens and turkeys with her husband. She was employed by Rawlings for over twenty years and worked at Sonic, as well as cooking at the cafeteria at the elementary school in Forsyth. Wilda often held two jobs at once and knew the value of hard work.

Wilda was a Christian and a member of the Faith Rock Church in Ava where she and her husband Bill taught young adult classes. She always enjoyed her family. She liked to go fishing, camping, gardening, making quilts and crocheting, playing cards, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. Her family always came first, if any of her children needed help in any way they could always count on momma. There were great memories of family gatherings- summers with homemade ice cream, barbecues, and on special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas there were always a lot of her cookies, candies, cakes and pies laid out on display which she guarded with a stern hand until it was time to eat.

Momma also enjoyed going to local music gatherings and square dances, auctions, and garage sales. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. She loved watching her baby boy race cars every Friday night. Even as alzheimers took her memory, her sense of humor never faded. Momma kept all the nurses and assistants on their toes until her final days, and you could usually, but not always, get to see her smile and her sparkling blue eyes IF you could get her attention.

Wilda and Bill Bristol were united in marriage on October 22, 1944 in Ava and to this union four children were born. She remarried James Bench of Forsyth later in life.

Wilda was preceded by her parents, her first husband, Bill Bristol, second husband, James Bench, a son, Gary Wayne Bristol, five grandchildren, Montana Allen, Dakota Wayne, Dalton “J.M.” Bristol, Jesse Ray Bristol Jr., and Paul Lee, two great grandchildren, Blaine Michael Bristol, and Isabella Martine Albritton, and three brothers, John Claude Bellinger, Freddy Eugene Bellinger, and Billy Ray Bellinger.

Wilda is survived by five children, Carolyn Calhoun and husband Carl of Ava, Harlan Dale Bristol and wife Marty of Springfield, MO, Jeff Bristol and wife Michelle of Ava, Bill Bristol Jr. and wife June of Poplar Grove, IL, and Jessie Ray Bristol of Houston, TX, a brother, Lonnie Ross Bellinger and wife Gail of Newport, AR, a sister, Irene Harriet Beaty of Pasadena, TX, and many grandchilren, great grandchildren, neices, nephews, and other family and friends.

Funeral services for Wilda will be Friday, February 27th at 10:00 AM at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, with burial in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Oren Alcorn. Memorials may be made to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Beauty Shop Fund.

Graveside services for Edward Vanduel Denton, III, 67, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Denton died at 4:00 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home.

He was born June 3, 1947, at Memphis, Tennessee, to Edward Vanduel Denton, II and Dorothy Waterbury Denton.  He was married October 3, 2001, at Millington, Tennessee, to Faye Turner.  Mr. Denton was a veteran, having served in the United States Marines.  Before his retirement, he was employed with BellSouth Telephone.  Mr. Denton was a member of the Am Vets, a life member of the Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a member and past officer in the Elks Lodge where he was leader of the deer hide program.  He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.  Mr. Denton was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Denton, of the family home; one son, Christopher Denton, Memphis, Tennessee; three step-children, Dee Evitt, husband, Chet, Brighton, Tennessee, Crystal Hauston, husband, John, Atoka, Tennessee and Patrick Rhoads, wife, Kim, Covington, Tennessee; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; six double first cousins, Dixie Snipes, husband, Charles, Marshall Waterbury, wife Donna, Leland Waterbury, wife Cathy, Al Waterburg, wife, Sandy, Jeannie McClain, husband, Randy, all of the State of Tennessee and Wynne Leonard, husband, Jeff, Austin, Texas; special friends, Judy Glen, Millington, Tennessee and James Parks, West Plains, Missouri; and several that called him Uncle Van.

His parents, one brother, Don Denton, and Aunt and Uncle, Bill and Jean Waterbury, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Katie Yevgeniyevna Dudko, 8, Willow Springs, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Katie died at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015, at her home.

She was born December 30, 2006, at Vancouver, Washington, to Yevgenay Dudko and Liliya Schikochikhina Dudko.  Katie attended second grade at Willow Springs Elementary School.

She is survived by her parents; ten brothers and sisters, Kristina Dudko Rhykhlya, Aleksandr Dudko, anna Dudko, Uriy Dudko, Yelena Dudko, Liliya Dudko, Olga Dudko, Alyosha Dudko, Gennadiy Dudko and David Dudko; and her grandparents, Galimo Shchikochikhin, Makhail Shchikochikhina and Valentina Dudko.

Her grandfather, Gennodiy Dudko, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Lawrence Allen Barnett, 69, of Mountain Home passed away February 21, 2015 in Mountain Home.

Lawrence was born May 14, 1945 in McAllen, Texas to the late Grady and Dorothy Jean Barnett. He loved collecting coins and restoring old cars.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Raymond Simmons of Gassville and Rhonda and Courtney Trammell of Mountain Home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Jen Barnett of Owasso, Oklahoma and Mike and Kim Barnett of Little Rock; twelve grandchildren and close friend Mary Etta Perry of Mountain Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Wise officiating.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Eric Cody Blount, 33, of Mountain Home passed away February 19, 2015 in Mountain Home.

Eric was born June 5, 1981 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Charles and Carol (Wells) Blount. He moved from Pocahontas to Mountain Home in 1990.

Survivors include one son, Austin Blount of Norfork; his parents, Charles and Carol Blount of Mountain Home; one brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Wendy Blount of Mountain Home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brandy and Chris Proctor and Melody and Wayne Cooper, all of Mountain Home; his grandmother, Dorothy Wells of Ravenden and several nieces and nephews.

Eric is preceded in death by his grandparents, Emma and Floyd Blount and his grandpa W. V. Wells.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

William “Bill” Rodgers, 79, of Gassville passed away February 20, 2015 in Mountain Home.

Bill was born January 16, 1936 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late John and Ava (Bandy) Rodgers.

After his military service, Bill farmed in southeast Kansas until a farming accident ended in the loss of his left hand.  During his rehab and recovery, Bill discovered his talent and love for the sales profession.  He   worked in sales for the rest of his working life.  Bill was a sales representative for a variety of regional and national companies until he opened his own furniture and appliance store in Salina, KS.  Bill loved the “art of the deal”.  After moving to the Twin Lakes area, Bill worked in car sales for two dealerships. He was awarded the General Motors Mark of Excellence for 24 years.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jean of the home; daughter Tracey Corby, grandchildren Nicole and Alex all  of Wichita, KS; sister Donna Schuh of Mountain View, AR; brother John D Rodgers, Jr of Trumann, AR, and his beloved canine girls, Emma and Willow.  Other survivors include siblings Willabelle, Patsy, Dean and Katie; step-daughter Gail, step-granddaughter, Jeanne, step-great grandchild, Alden.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters Laverne, Ann, Jean and Bonnie.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home with Pastor John Easterling officiating.

Arrangements are by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or any veteran’s service organization.

Shelby Lunday, 67, of Flippin passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 in Mountain Home.

Shelby was born June 30, 1947 to the late Gene and Myrtle (Wellman) Lack.

She is survived by her husband David Lunday of Flippin; one son, Dale Lunday of Mountain Home; two sisters, Cara Stevens of Flippin and Shirley Lack of Flippin; one brother, Larry Lack of Mountain Home.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at The Church of Mountain Home, 608 Green Valley Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.