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Raymond Charles Watson, 72, of Ash Flat, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. He was born December 6, 1942, in Craig, Colorado, to Richard J. and Martha Noyes Watson. Raymond operated heavy equipment and was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, James Anthony “Tony” Watson and Charles Mark Watson; and sister, Kathleen Farmer.

Survivors include his son, Terry Watson of Highland, Arkansas; brothers, Richard Watson of Raymond, Illinois, and Terry Watson of Black Rock, Arkansas; sisters, Doreen Reynolds of Rowlett, Texas, Lois Watson and Kay Smith, both of Black Rock; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

A Funeral Service for Daniel Lenox Leonard of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 10:00 am, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Ken Burton officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until time of service. Military Honors will be provided by the Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246 Honor Guard.

Dan passed away March 25, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 90. He was born October 27, 1924, in Lecoma, Missouri, the son of Elmer and Ethel Weber Leonard. He married Marjorie Denzil Harris on October 1, 1999, at Salem, Missouri and worked as a Railroad Engineer for the Norfolk-Southern Railroad. Dan was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and lived in Mountain Home, Arkansas since 1984 moving from St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of Alley-White American Legion Post #52, Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246, Eagles Lodge #3183 FOE, Gun Owners of America and National Rifle Association.

Dan is survived by his wife, Marjorie Leonard of Mountain Home, AR; step-daughter, Joyce (Larry) Horn of Evansville, IN and step-son, Ron (Linda) Harris of Rolla, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ila Vern Leonard; three brothers, John Leonard, Claude Leonard and Jimmy Leonard and three sisters, Marjorie Weitekemper, Lynn Altmayer and Helen Leonard.

Burial will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2014 in the Victor-Anutt Cemetery, Anutt, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Mrs. Laura Fern Crow, age 82, of White Lake, MI, passed away March 23, 2015.

Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2015 from 6 to 8:00 PM at Fox Chapel. Service will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Licking Church of Christ.

All arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO. www.foxfh.net

Funeral services for Billy Ray Cropper, 79, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Central Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Cropper died at 5:27 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born July 21, 1935, the sixth of six children to Samuel Tildon Cropper and Bertha Mae Martin Cropper.  He was born and raised in Thomasville, Missouri.  Mr. Cropper joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged.  He then became employed with McDonnell Douglas where he worked on the Apollo and Gemini Space Programs.  In 1974, he moved to Koshkonong, Missouri, and worked for Oregon County as a road grader operator and was a farmer; he retired from Oregon County and continued to farm until his health deteriorated.  He loved farming, fishing and hunting.  Mr. Cropper was a member of Central Church of Christ.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Phyllis Cropper, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Cindy Shipley and husband, Jeff, West Plains, Missouri; special grandson, Brennan; one sister, Roberta Prisock, Starkville, Mississippi; and one niece, who was raised by his parents, Beth Roberts, Couch, Missouri.

His parents, one son, Jeffery Ray Cropper, one sister, Silvia McCain, three brothers, Lloyd, Leonard and Samuel Cropper and one nephew, who was raised by his parents, Martin McCain, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at the Woodside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Paragould Children’s Home or Woodside Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial Service for Rodney Lee Cates, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Am Vets Post, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Cates died at 2:05 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home.

He was born January 2, 1953, at Abilene, Texas, to Russell Paul Cates and Phyllis Ann Shelton Cates.  He was married March 25, 2014, at West Plains, Missouri, to Fontella Hambelton.  Before his retirement, he worked as a rough neck and derrick hand in the oil fields.  Mr. Cates was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy.  He was well known for his love of life.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially camping and fishing.  Mr. Cates was a Christian.

He is survived by his wife and companion of thirty years, Fontella M. Cates, of the family home; four children, Stacie A, husband, Neil, Charles A., wife, Angie, Fontella J., husband Shane and Jody Lee, wife, Heather; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill, wife, Karen; and three sisters, Paulanne, husband, Wayne, Cheryl, husband, Floyd and Cathy.

His parents and one granddaughter, Erica, precede him in death.

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

Funeral services for Elwood May, 74, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. May died at 12:08 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was born September 17, 1940, in Ozark County, Missouri, to Claudie May and Lorene Moss May.  On March 11, 1964, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Mary Ann Hall, who preceded him in death on January 7, 2004.  Mr. May was a member of the National Rifle Association; he loved to deer and turkey hunt and enjoyed being outdoors and cutting wood.  His truck driving career began in 1957 when he was seventeen years old.  His last trip was to Seattle, Washington.  Mr. May was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by two sons, Stoney May, wife, Suzan and Rocky May, wife, Rhonda, both of West Plains; ten grandchildren, Ashley Brown, husband, James, John Conley, Tony Conley, Jacob Conley, Ben Reed, Daniel Conley, Paul Howell, Carrie Howell, Matthew Howell and Isabell Howell; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dorman May, Caulfield, Missouri, Orb May, wife, Wilma, West Plains and Palmer May, Halfway, Missouri; two sisters, Eva Garner, husband, Ed, Newport News, Virginia and Elva Lamb, West Plains; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, and one infant daughter, Lisa Ann, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday 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.

Fent Sukow passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was born December 3, 1926 in Pottersville, Missouri, the son of August “Polk” Sukow and Pearl (Davis) Sukow. He married Blanch Sukow of Sycamore, Missouri on April 1, 1950.

Having lived in the Kansas City area, the family returned to West Plains, Missouri and finally in Springfield, Missouri in the 1980’s. Fent had a home building business in West Plains, Missouri. Fent enjoyed fishing, hunting, and dancing. He and Blanch spent many winters in the sun in Florida and South Texas walking on the beaches and adding to their sea shell collection.

Fent is survived by his son Bruce Sukow and wife Ginger of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, two granddaughters; Jill Bodenhamer of Rolla, Missouri, and Ashley Ford of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, three great grandchildren and his brother Tim Sukow and wife Joan of Carmel, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife Blanch of 65 years, his parents, August “Polk” Sukow and Pearl (Davis) Sukow, and his brother, Doff Sukow of La Vernia, Texas.

Funeral Services for Mr. Sukow will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Smith Chapel Church with Pastor Larry Cockman officiating. Visitation with family will be at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville on Friday, March 27, 2015 with the family present from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Burial will be in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Services for Vonda Lovetta Parks of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Ken Burton officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the time of the service.

Vonda passed away March 24, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 82 with her children by her side. She was born April 19, 1932, in Bakersfield, Missouri, the daughter of Howard and Laura Davidson Turner. She worked as an assembler for Baxter Health Care and lived in Mountain Home since 1950, moving from Bakersfield, Missouri. She was a member of the Mountain Home Church of Christ. She was family oriented and interested in family history, genealogy, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

Vonda is survived by her three sons, Eddie (Helen) Parks of Clarkridge, AR, David (Debbie) Parks of Mountain Home, AR and Bo (Vicki) Parks of Mountain Home, AR; one daughter, Judy (Don) Lewis of Mountain Home, AR; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy (Peggy) Turner of Bakersfield, MO; one sister, Sue Turner of Bakersfield, MO and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Burial will be in the Bean Cemetery, Gamaliel, Arkansas,with Bo Parks, Adam Parks, Baron Parks, Jennifer Stickles, Tom Stickles and Bradley Evans as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Paragould Children’s Home.

Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary/guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Graveside services for Madyson Nicole McKee, 1, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Babyland at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Madyson went to be with the Angels at 7:45 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2015, at her home.

She was born July 21, 2013, at West Plains, Missouri, to Cody Ray McKee and Rachel Ann Fieger.

She is survived by her parents, Cody McKee and Rachel Fieger; grandparents, Teresa Pruitt, Darren Pruitt, Stephanie Albers and Merl Albers; great-grandparents, Bill and Darlene Collins; and aunts and uncles, Rhonda Fieger, Michael Fieger, Heather Wright, Alyssa Albers, Alex Albers, Mandy Wickham and Tabitha McKee.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral Services for Eunice Goding, 71, of Flippin, AR will be 5PM Wednesday March 25, 2015, at Antioch Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Hutcherson officiating. Visitation will be 5-7PM Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, AR. Burial will be in Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery. Eunice went home to see her Lord and Savior March 21, 2015, at Mountain Home, AR.

Eunice was born November 23, 1943, at Chicago, IL to Donald John and Elaine Lucile Schmidt Oswald. She moved to Orlando, Florida with her family when she was 14 where she met her first husband, Walter Goding and they had their two daughters. They moved to Flippin, AR in March 1973, where they opened WE Auto Supply. Eunice went to work for Ranger Boats as a seamstress after Walter passed away in 1987, and continued to work at Ranger until her diagnosis of lung cancer in 2014. Eunice loved gardening and sewing for family and friends.

Eunice is survived by daughters, Tammy Simmons and Jamie (Jeff) Morrow of Flippin, AR; sister, Diana (Bob) Willis of Flippin, AR; five grandchildren, Kaci (Nathan) Rogers, Andy Ross, Coty (Gerrie) Morrow, Shylah and Mariah Simmons; six great-grandchildren; three nephews; several cousins and feline friend, Esmerelda. Her parents and two husbands, James Walter Goding and George Tom Cooksey preceded her in death.

Memorials to Hospice House of the Ozarks. Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Please visit our online guestbook and obituary at kirbyandfamily.com.