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Martha Harris, 67, of Norwood passed away Monday, March 3 at her home.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 6 from 6-8 PM at Craig-Hurtt Chapel in Mountain Grove. Funeral services will be Friday, March 7 at 11 AM at First Street Church of Christ in Mountain Grove. Burial will be at Thomas Cemetery in Norwood.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.
David Ray Smith, 69, of Summersville passed away February 28 in Summersville.
Funeral services will be at 1 PM Saturday, March 8 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View.
Ida “Louise” Walker, was born July 20, 1935 in Licking, Missouri to Virgil R. Bates and Mary E. (Thompson) Bates. She passed away on February 25, 2014 in Licking, Missouri. She had seven brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be Friday March 7th, from 6-8 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Services will be Sat. March 8 at 10 AM in the Evans Funeral Home. Elder Paul G. Pritchard will officiate, with burial in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Billy R. Walker, Mickey Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Theresa Bates, Roy Bates, Ricky Kidd, Samantha Bates, Bobbert Bates, and Joe Bates. Memorials may be made to the Ellis Prairie Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com
On June 19, 1953 she married Billy D. Walker of Houston, Missouri. They had three children, Mary Gilbert, Billy R. Walker and Brenda Wilson. They also have ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
She grew up on the farm working in the fields with her dad. She worked various jobs, including: Brown Shoe Co., a spring company in Chicago as a machine operator, many waitressing jobs in different places, (she always remembered her waitress experience when she dined at a restaurant), and a machine shop, owned and operated with her husband, working as a machine operator. Her most challenging job was to be a Pastor’s wife, wherein she was faithful.
Louise was saved in a Baptist Church in Melrose Park, IL and was faithful in her service to God until she became disabled.
She loved people and never met a stranger. Her family was very important to her and she loved them all. She and her husband went everywhere together, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. They lived in three other states but came home to Missouri.
She loved animals. One of her most prized animals was a Mammoth Jack weighing around 1000 lbs, which she bought at an auction and a mule named Precious. She also had several peacocks that she was proud of.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband, Billy D. Walker, children; Mary of Licking, Billy and his wife Maria of Tucson, Arizona, and Brenda and her husband Mickey R. of Licking; one sister Marie, three brothers, Dean and wife Betty, Gary, Ray and wife Joan. Also surviving are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, all loved unconditionally.
She will be missed by her family and friends, but she is home with her Lord and Savior.
Mrs. Eagleman died at 1:08 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014, at her home.
She was born September 1, 1924, at Hoxie, Arkansas, to James Isaac Brumitt and Susan Syblee McCarroll Brumitt. She attended Bakersfield High School and on December 24, 1941, was married at West Plains to Ralph Glen Eagleman, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2013. Before her retirement, she worked at Eaton Corporation, now known as Invensys and Baxter Lab. She loved to bowl and was active in the Friendly Neighbors Club of Leota and the Helping Hands Club of Moody. Mrs. Eagleman also sold Avon and was a member of the President’s Club. Her grandchildren called her “Grandma Avon”. Mrs. Eagleman was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Washington Avenue Church of Christ. She was active in the ladies group while attending church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
She is survived by five children, Bobby Eagleman, of the family home, Jimmie Eagleman, wife, Patty, Harrison, Arkansas, Judy Eastman, husband, Lyle, Ronnie Eagleman, wife JoAnn, all of West Plains and Jerry Eagleman, wife, June, Kansas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Marjorie Cockrum and Bonnie Carlisle.
Her parents, husband of seventy-one years, one grandchild, Jerrie June Kerr, one sister, Ozella Vaughan and one brother, James William Brumitt, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Avenue Church of Christ or Free Union Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Free Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Anna Lee Burtrum, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, West Plains, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burtrum passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Center.
Ann is survived by her husband of sixty years, Bob; her daughter, Robin Wagy and husband, Roger of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; her son, Robert Burtrum and wife, Jennifer of West Plains; and four grandchildren, Robert (Bo), McKenzie, and Hunter Burtrum, all of West Plains and Ryan Wagy of Lee’s Summit. Her grandkids were the light of her life and she tried to never miss any of their activities.
Ann was born July 8, 1933 to Loyd and Elma Lawrence Price. She graduated from the Bakersfield High School with the Class of 1950, attended the MO ARK College of West Plains and received a teaching degree from Southwest Baptist University. On September 4, 1953, she married Bob Burtrum; theirs was the first wedding at Baptist Hill Church. In addition to being a wife, mother and grandmother, Ann was a school bus driver for thirty-two years in the West Plains R-7 School District. Ann loved hauling the students to sporting events around Missouri and the annual FFA conventions in Kansas City or Louisville. After retirement from bus driving, she enjoyed working at Broken Bow Archery. In earlier years, Ann was Postmaster at the Elijah Post Office in Ozark County.
Ann had been an active member of First Baptist Church in West Plains since 1956. She was an amazing cook. Ann will be sadly and greatly missed by her family, extended family and the many friends in the community.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 5th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s honor may be made to Baptist Hill Cemetery Fund, Fairview School Foundation, the West Plains Future Farms of America Building Fund, or Summit Christian Academy Development Fund (Lee’s Summit, MO) and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
The family would like to say thank you to the care givers at West Vue.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Wilbert “Pete” Paul Williamson, 89, was born March 3, 1924 in Dykes, Missouri to William Edward and Gladys Lorene (Campbell) Williamson. He passed away February 26, 2014 at Texas County Memorial Hospital.
His parents preceded him in death, as did five of his brothers: Doyle, Roy, Eugene, Robert and Virgil; and one sister, Ruby Reese and an infant grandson.
Pete is survived by his wife, Verneta Williamson of the home, his children; Kevin Exline and wife Theresa of McKinleyville, CA, Carl Stewart Jr., and Craig Stewart and wife Chris of Houston, MO; Sandra Mathews and husband Steve of Amorett, MO, Kerry Hartman of Houston, MO, Kathy Stoner of Basehor, KS, and Lori Lalumia and husband Mike of Blue Springs, MO; two brothers, Carmel Williamson and wife Arlene of Houston, MO and Allen Williamson and wife Elsie of Burke, VA; two sister-in-laws, Berdella Williamson of Waterloo, IA and Jessie Williamson of Bucyrus, MO; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pete grew up in the Upton community, attending elementary school at Coffey elementary school and attended Houston High School. In August 1944, Pete joined the United States Navy and served during World War II and was honorably discharged June 1946.
Following his service, Pete worked for a lumber mill in Northern California, near Eureka, CA. He then relocated back to the Ozarks and owned and operated a small lumber mill in Upton, MO with his brother Roy. On June 3, 1994, Pete married the love of his life, Verneta Hale Stewart.
Pete enjoyed watching western films, and was particularly fond of and enjoyed the presence of his dog, Cookie.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services were Tuesday March 4, at 11 AM in the Evans Funeral Home. Brother Ed Williamson officiated with burial in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Stewart, Carl Stewart, Jr., Aaron Scantlin, Randy Reese, Dustin Hartman, Travis Stoner, Ethan Williamson and Clint Williamson; Honorary Pallbearers were Bud Ragain, David Reese, Jerry Stallcup, Ronnie Stallcup, Delbert Campbell and Clifford Campbell. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hickory Ridge Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com
Funeral services for Harry H. Sorg, III, 67,West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Sorg died 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born September 25, 1946 at Joplin, Missouri to Harry H. Sorg, Jr. and Christine Dean Sorg. On January 16, 1993, he was married at Washington, Missouri to Linda West Hedges. Mr. Sorg was a veteran having served with the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a long time banker having served forty-six years in the banking business retiring from the Bank of Thayer on September 30, 2011. Mr. Sorg had been a member of the Optimist Club and was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sorg, of the family home; three children, Adam Sorg, wife, Trish and children, Skyler, Lilli and Bubbi, Jennifer Harmon, husband, Jimmy and children, Alisha and Carissa and Lisa Sorg and children, Christopher, Dylan, and Francis ; two brothers, Michael Sorg, wife, Martha and David Sorg, wife, Theresa; three sisters, Deborah Danner, husband, Todd, Kathy Sorg and Cheryl Hoyer, husband, Gene; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.
His parents and sister-in-law, Carrol Sorg, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Veterans Section at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of West Plains and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Norma L. “Farley” Trent, age 70 of Ash Flat, Arkansas passed away March 2, 2014 at Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will begin Thursday March 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Tri-County Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove cemetery located west of Paragould, Arkansas
Visitation will be Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home located in Highland, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Judes Hospital at www.StJude.org or 1-800-805-5856.
All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
She was born April 13, 1943 at Shady Grove, Arkansas to Stewart and Maxine “Woodson” Farley. She was a sales Associate at Wal-Mart for many years, she was also a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, one daughter Tracy Rae Trent, one brother Joe Farley and one niece Melissa Kovalcin.
Survivors include her husband Raymond Trent Jr. of Ash Flat, two brothers, Max Farley and wife Sandy of Merritt Island, Florida, Dan Farley and wife Debi of Stuttgart, Arkansas, one sister Glenda Kovalcin of Paragould, Arkansas, special friends Roberta Rose family, Grace Richeson, Penny Butler and Phyl McWhorter, nieces and nephews Chad Farley, Kimberly Yemma, Carmen “Farley” Barnes, Cathy Matheis, Wade Farley, Jason Farley and a host of other relatives and friends.
Charles Eldon Gann, age 57 of Hardy, Arkansas, passed away of natural causes at his home on February 28, 2014.
It was Eldon’s wish to be cremated.
He was born June 28, 1956 in Osceola, Arkansas to Charles and Mary Gann. Eldon was of the Baptist Faith, a supporter of St. Jude, and he loved fishing and landscaping. Eldon attended Osceola High School and worked in store management until retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Gann.
Eldon leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Sandy Gann; three sons, Brian Gann of Luxora, Arkansas, Barry Gann of Ash Flat, Arkansas, and Brad Gann of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; three daughter-in-laws; six grandchildren, Amanda Gann, Barry Gann, Jr., Braydon Gann, Aaron Gann, Zoe Gann, and Haven Gann; his mother; three brothers, Jimmy, Audie, and Allen Gann; and two sisters, Kathy Griffin and Gwenda Smith. Eldon had numerous in-laws and nieces and nephews. He was a devoted husband, father, son, grandfather, and friend and will be sorely missed.
Kimberly Jan Tucker was born on November 18, 1963 in Winona, Missouri to William Wayne Tucker and Loretta Blanche (Trammel) Tucker. She departed this life on February 25, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was 50 years old and still very young at heart.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church.
Kimberly is preceded in death by her parents and carried a great deal of love for them both. She is survived by her loving partner, Johnie Gall, Willow Springs, MO; daughter, Jami Corrine (Sickmeier) Bradshaw and husband, Daniel, and two grandsons, Evan and Kian Bradshaw, all of Birch Tree, MO; son, James Monroe Sickmeier, Jr., grandson, Tamrin Sickmeier and granddaughter, Zailyn Sickmeier, all of Willow Springs, MO. Kimberly is also survived by two sisters, Tracey Fritz and husband, Carl, Gerald, MO and Alysa Raymond and husband, Patrick, Grain Valley, MO; also many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Kimberly loved her position as a stay-at-home mother to Jami and Jimmy. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was also known as “Mom” to many. She shared her motherly love and compassion to any and all that needed her and welcomed anyone into her heart with open arms.
One of Kim’s favorite things to do was smile and laugh, which she did often, and to help brighten someone’s day was a gift that she possessed like no other. Kimberly was a blessing to anyone who was fortunate enough to meet her, and touched the lives of so many and never asked for anything in return. She created her own special place in all of our hearts that only she could fill. Family and friends meant everything to her.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.