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Funeral services for Peggy Sue Davidson, 61, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Central Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davidson died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born August 13, 1952 at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Hester Hasseltine Shrable Pendergrass and the late Roy Lester Pendergrass. On June 14, 1969, she was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Darrell Ricky Davidson. Peggy and Rick were faithful members of the Central Church of Christ in West Plains, Missouri. Through God’s hand and her strong faith, Peggy acquired her love for life and spiritual things.

Peggy received her education from South Fork and West Plains R-VII School District. As an adult she was wife, mother, and housewife first and later entered the work force. She owned the Fashion Crossroads ladies clothing store and later joined her husband as managers for Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in West Plains, Missouri for many years. She spent her final years being employed by the West Plains Middle School. She loved her Middle School Zizzer family and the special children as she frequently referred to them.

Peggy truly loved life and her walk with God and her church family. She also loved her immediate family as well as all the extended family. Family gatherings, holidays and outings were so important to her. Precious time for Peggy also included the time spent with her mother. They gardened together and made weekly trips to town buying groceries, shopping and eating out. Her love for her husband and their “Big Springs Farm” dominated her life. She so enjoyed their drives through the fields looking at the trees, flowers and checking the livestock. She frequently referred to their home as “God’s Creation” and how blessed they were to live in such a beautiful place. She waited anxiously for all holidays to spend family time with her children and grandchildren. They loved to play in the creek, take grandmother walks and spend endless hours playing checkers. Peggy loved to get up early, drink her coffee, work crossword puzzles and look out at the beautiful scenery.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Ricky Davidson, of the family home; one daughter, Laura Sue Davidson Brauhn and husband, Dan, Ottumwa, Iowa; one son, Richard Melton Davidson and wife, Kristin, Caulfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Michal Sue Brauhn, Isbella Brauhn and Shelby Davidson; her mother, Hester Hasseltine Pendergrass, Bakersfield, Missouri; two brothers, R.A. Pendergrass and wife, Connie, Bakersfield, Missouri and Larry Pendergrass and wife, Carol, Caulfield, Missouri; four sisters, Helen Harber and husband, Russell, Springfield, Missouri, June Campbell and husband, Joe, Raymore, Missouri, Joy Holloway and husband, Dan, West Plains, Missouri and Cathy Baird and husband, Jackie, Rogersville, Missouri; her mother-in-law, Virgie Holmes, Gamaliel, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Linda McGahan and husband, John, Gamaliel, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Steve Holmes and special friend, Cindy, Yellville, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Her father, baby brother, Roye Kenneth and fathers-in-law, Claude Davidson and Wayne Holmes, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Big Springs Cemetery.

Because of Peggy’s love for children and life itself, the family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Paragould Children’s Home, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Vera Cleo Bailey, 90, died April 8, 2014 in the state of California.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Graveside services for Leslie Wayne Wilson, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Homeland Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson died at 4:16 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

He was born February 13, 1941, at West Plains, Missouri, to Oliver Leslie “Les” Wilson and Mabel L. Holbrook Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. In 1962 he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Nora Presley. Mr. Wilson worked at West Plains Civic Center, being one of the first employees. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and operating road graders. Mr. Wilson was a Christian and had attended Faith Assembly of God Church and Spring Creek Community Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Wilson, of the family home; two children, Margie Rogers, husband, Ronald and Josie Hines, husband, James, all of West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his mother, Mabel Wilson, West Plains, Missouri; and one aunt, Lois Dodds, West Plains, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his father.

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Funeral services for Tanner O’Brian Lager, 12, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the West Plains Middle School Gymnasium, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Tanner died at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home.

He was born September 7, 2001, at West Plains, Missouri, to Donna Lager. Tanner attended West Plains Middle School. He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Lager, of the family home; his dad, Jeremy Nicholas, wife, Jessica, West Plains, Missouri; five brothers and sisters, Christian Nicholas, Dillion Nicholas, Savanna Johnson, Justin Lager-Welker and Matthew Turnbull; several aunts and uncles, Theodore Lager, Cindy Cowens, Shelby Cooper, Jolene Mock, Cody Lager, Mark Lager, Stacey Lager, Joshua Lager, Jeremiah Lager PFC and Richard Lager; and many other loved ones.

His grandparents, Theodore Lager, Sr., Barbara Lager and his name sake, Timbo O’Brian Cobb, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34746, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Charles “Charlie” Richard Rogers, 80, of Hardy, Arkansas, passed away April 11, 2014. He was born August 1, 1933, to Richard and Eula Rogers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County Funeral Home with a memorial service scheduled for April 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel located in Highland, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife Dorothy, and one son, Michael Rogers.

Charlie is survived by his son Bob Rogers and wife Karen of Springdale, AR and granddaughters Kara and Audrey; and daughter Nancy Hairston and husband Paul of Fayetteville, AR and granddaughters Hannah and Hallie.

Tony H. Risner, 86, died April 10, 2014 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains.

Funeral services for Tony H. Risner, 86, will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Chapel, West Plains. Burial will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri.

There will be a short visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. before the service.

Kenneth “Pete” Frances Davenport, age 83, son of John and Opal Davis Davenport, was born April 18, 1930 in an old log house in his Grandpa and Grandma Davis’ property at old Success. Kenneth passed away April 10, 2014 at his home in Houston, MO with his family by his side.

He grew up in Success, MO, and attended Gladden School for seven years where he walked two miles each day there and back.

Kenneth married Vivian Haney on April 21, 1951, in Salem, AR. They had three children. They lived and raised their family at Bucyrus, MO for 33 years and were long-time members of Bethel Chapel Church. They moved to Houston in 1993.

In his early years, Kenneth worked at International Shoe Company and Brown Chevrolet Garage in Houston. He worked as a mechanic for 16 years at the Post Exchange Garage in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was also a rural mail carrier a few years and later retired from Texas County Memorial Hospital after working several years in the maintenance department.

His greatest enjoyments were seeing his children and grandchildren. He could always make you laugh with some of the stories he would tell or sharing whatever came to his mind.

The hobbies he enjoyed the most was restoring and painting old pickups and selling them. He loved watching NASCAR racing and going fishing. He particularly enjoyed his fishing trips with his family and brother-in-laws.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clarence; and five brother-in-laws, Barney Richards, Gene Floyd, Robert Haney, Robert Gunter and Bobby Hargis.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian, of the home in Houston, MO; two sons, Gary Davenport and wife, Diane, of Marshfield, MO and Randy Davenport and wife, Paula, of Nixa, MO; a daughter, Deanna McKinney and husband, Cecil, of Houston, MO; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In the mid 60’s, Pete was saved at a revival at Bethel Baptist Church. He truly believed Heaven to be a better place to live than this earth, and would say “Dying is not goodbye, it’s I’ll see ya later.”

Because of the love for their grandchildren, the first four honorary pallbearers are their granddaughters, Randi Lynn, Destiny, Chasity and Kelly; pallbearers are, Heath Davenport, Clint Young, Ryan McKinney, Cecil McKinney, Rex Wilson, Dakota Davenport, Harold Haney and Leon Haney; followed by honorary pallbearers, great-grandsons, Chris, Brian and Colton and great-granddaughters, Halley, Emily, Mariah, Reagan, Sophie, Maddi, Addyson and Alleah; great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Levi; and one special person, Shelby.

Visitation will be held Friday April 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday April 12, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Jo Janath (Cochran) Wenger, age 75, daughter of Joe and Mary (Westerman) Cochran was born May 26, 1938 in Raymondville, MO. She passed away on April 8, 2014 in St. Louis, MO.

She grew up in the Raymondville area and went to Houston High School. She married at the age of 22, moving to the St. Louis area.

Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and one sister, Ruth Ann Hibbler.

She is survived by two children, a daughter Carolyn Wenger and future son-in-law Ed Gonzalez, a son Robert Wenger and wife Pamela, one grandson, Zach, all from St. Peters, MO; nieces, nephews and a brother-in-law.

Mary Jo worked for Ritenour School District. After her retirement she spent years working on genealogy for her family and was instrumental in teaching others how to do research. She loved doing the research and sharing all the interesting facts of the families that she was related to. She enjoyed traveling and visited family throughout the United States. Baking those “special” desserts for her family was a wonderful gift she gave of herself, especially the Strawberry pies and German Chocolate Cakes. Just the thought of one of them could make your mouth water!! Mary Jo was also a gardener and loved the outdoors.

Another pastime of hers was watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mary Jo had a special place in her heart for her dog, a pug, Spanky. He had been part of her “family” for 12 years.

She will be missed by the many family and friends that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Saturday April 12, 2014 from 11:00 to 12:00 P.M at Evans Funeral Home, with services beginning at 12:00 P.M with Pastor David Kettner officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers are: Robert Wenger, Zachery Wenger, Ed Gonzalez and Dave Myers. Memorials may be made to Allen Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to

Funeral services for Eva Jessie Featherston, 90, Red Bud, Illinois and formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Featherston died 5:38 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Waterloo, Illinois. She was born August 26, 1923 at Hoxie, Arkansas to Gardner Houston Whitsell and Jessie Florence Little Whitsell. On July 15, 1950, she was married at Salem, Arkansas to Donald Ray Featherston who preceded her in death January 29, 2007. During World War II, she worked at an ammunition plant and later attended beauty school to become a beautician. Mrs. Featherston enjoyed crocheting and loved to cook and entertain family and friends. She was a member of the Church of God, Brandsville, Missouri.

She is survived by two children, Patricia Robert, husband, Carroll, Red Bud, Illinois and Steve Featherston, wife, Terri, Eagle Rock, Missouri; four grandchildren, Christopher Robert, wife, Jaime, Annette Rau, husband, Nathan, John Paul Robert, wife, Lindsey and Tracie Sipes, husband, Aaron; four great-grandchildren, Ava Rau, Hazel Rau, Lilly Robert and Luke Robert; one sister, Georgia Acklin, husband, Don, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one brother, Raymond Whitsell and wife, Mabel, and two sisters, Reva Blackshear and husband, Everett and Louise Bushong and husband, Travis, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Union Hill Cemetery near Brandsville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Hill Cemetery, Brandsville Church of God or Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Don C. Shipley, 70, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 31, 1943, in Mountain Home, Arkansas to Henry and Elsie (Clark) Shipley. Don retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service. After his military service Don managed the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozark Post 3246 in Mountain Home. He married Sandra Jean Munnia on November 22, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don was a member of the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church and loved fishing and bowling. He was preceded in passing by his father, Henry Shipley.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Sandy Shipley of Mountain Home; a son, Steven Scott Shipley of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Shelley Shipley; his mother, Elsie Shipley of Mountain Home; two step-sons, Mike Smith of Akron, Ohio and Chris Smith of California; two step-daughters, Natalie Smith of California and Kim Smith of Mountain Home; two brothers, Gene Shipley of Mountain Home and LeRay Shipley of Hollister, Missouri; five grandchildren; our special angel, Haley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church near Mountain Home with Brother Shane King officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozark Post 3246 and the United States Navy Honor Guard will be in Galatia Cemetery near Norfork under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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