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Funeral services for Larry Wake, 60, of Willow Springs, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church in Willow Springs.

Family night/visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6-8 PM at Willow Funeral Home. Burial will be Wednesday after the funeral in Willow Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.

Funeral Services for Mr. James Albert Smith, age 76, a resident of Raymondville will be held Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev Tom Ford officiating.

Visitation for Mr. James Albert Smith will be held at Bradford Funeral Home, on Sunday, September 21 from 12 Noon until service time a 2 PM.

Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery near Hartshorn, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

James “Jim” Gutscher was born January 1, 1939, in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Emmerson and Nellie Gutscher.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at Church of Christ, Mountain View, MO, with John Sullivan officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at

Jim attended Mountain View grade school and later graduated at Mountain View High School. He then worked at Western Auto for over thirty years where he was Assistant Manager. He was also a shade tree mechanic and tinkered on lawn mowers, golf carts and even motorcycles. He loved his home, garden and mowing.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby, Bill, Gene, Harold and Earl; and sister, Irene Smith.

Survivors include his sisters, Iona Weise of Lee’s Summit, MO, Zola Gordon of Mountain View, and Crystal Hurt of Prineville, OR. He also leaves behind many beloved cousins, nephews, and lifelong friends; Donna (Gordon) Underwood of Lee’s Summit, MO, Danny Gordon of Liberty, MO, Judy (Gordon) Gorman of Mountain View, Bob Tackitt, Rexall Colter, Pat Gutscher all of Mountain View and Elsie Gutscher and family of Mountain View.

Jim loved to golf and played as often as he could. He volunteered to work tournaments at the Mountain View golf course. Golf was another way Jim could be outdoors with his friends. He was also an amazing bowler. He maintained an average score of over 200 and even bowled many perfect 300 games. Jim bowled successfully with his buddies in many tournaments. He loved to hunt too but never shot anything but trees, rocks, and creek banks. He wanted to be in the woods during hunting season for the fresh air and solitude communicating with nature.

For many years Jim faithfully mowed the lawn for his church. It was a rare Sunday that he missed sitting in his favorite seat during Sunday services at Mountain View Church of Christ. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew him. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Graveside services for Paul Franklin Myers, Jr., 62, Tecumseh, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Mitchell Cemetery, Cooter, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Myers died at 9:47 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was born February 29, 1952, at Phoenix, Arizona, to Paul Franklin Myers, Sr., and Ruby J. Deal Myers. On August 7, 1971, he was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Janet Marie Pemberton. He loved fishing with his grandchildren and teaching them about the outdoors. Mr. Myers was a Christian.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Myers, of the family home; two children, Matthew Paul Myers, wife, Christine, Chicago, Illinois and Melissa Ruth Garbrecht, husband, Mike, Shorewood, Illinois; four grandchildren, Michael Garbrecht, Nathan Garbrecht, Anna Garbrecht and Clark Paul Myers; three sisters, Pauline Bolger, husband, Wayne, Aptos, California, Jerri Schleich, husband, Joe, Huntington Beach, California and Margaret Ralston, husband, Jim, Eufaula, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and one brother, James Myers, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Saturday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

John Russell Imboden, age 78, of Ash Flat, Ark. passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Ash Flat. He was born May 15, 1936, in St. Louis County, Mo. to Thomas and Ernestine Miller Imboden. He was a business owner and salesman for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and his second wife Betty Imboden, his daughter Linda C. Hoffmann, and his sister Marion.

Survivors include his wife Verona Imboden of the home; four sons: Jeffery Scott (Vicki) Imboden of Texas, Joseph Patrick (Monica) Imboden of Hardy, Ark., John Jacob Imboden of St. Louis, Mo., and Wayne Alexander Imboden of St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters: Brenda Bluestone of St. Louis, Mo., Deborah Craig of Hillsboro, Mo., and Kendra Thomas of Largo, Fla.; two brothers: Thomas Imboden and Charles Johnson; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private service by the family will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.

Cinderella “Cindy” Gotte, age 87, of Ash Flat, Arkansas, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at her home. She was born in Wickliffe, Kentucky, on September 21, 1926, to Eva Jane Higgins. She was retired from General Tire and ran the farm in Poughkeepsie. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard H. Pilkington, and her brother Roy M. Higgins.

Survivors include daughters Laura Jane Merriott of Ash Flat and Brenda Perkey of Cave City along with stepsons Bob Gotte of Ash Flat and Cullen Gotte of Oklahoma; grandson Kenneth Scott Coleman of Mesa, AZ; great-granddaughter Tasia Perkey Green of Pleasant Plains, AR; great-grandsons Paddrick Coleman and Grant Coleman of Mesa, AZ; great-great-grandson Kaiden Scott Green of Pleasant Plains, AR, as well as nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

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

Funeral services for Ethel May Smith, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

She was born October 6, 1936, at West Plains, Missouri, to Clarence Everett Bragg and Rosa Cherry Bragg. On July 23, 1959, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Forrest Junior Smith, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2013. Mrs. Smith played the piano for over sixty years at numerous churches, singings, weddings and for the local group “Soul Purpose” which included her daughter, Charlotte, Shelley Surface and Lisa Eades and also sang on Channel 38TV. She did babysitting with lots of precious kids and in earlier years did ironing for people. Mrs. Smith also worked at the International Shoe Factory for a number of years before its closing. She enjoyed quilting and word search puzzles. Mrs. Smith was a Christian and attended China Union Church and previously attended Trinity Worship Center.

She is survived by two daughter, Charlotte Smith, West Plains, Missouri and Juna Rice, husband, Shane, Norwood Missouri; five grandchildren, Ian, Ivy, Lea, Timber and Annah Rice, Norwood, Missouri; one brother, Robert Bragg, wife, Bobbi, Sibley, Missouri; two sisters, Nellie Brickey, husband, Delbert, Batesville, Arkansas and Edith Surface, husband, Gayle, Pomona, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and a grand host of friends.

Her parents, husband and one daughter, Rebecca, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Jerry Miller, 83, of Willow Springs, will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 2 PM at Willow Funeral Home, 106 E. 3rd St. in Willow Springs, with Pastor David Lovan officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.

Wayne Thomason, age 89 of Mountain View, passed away on Friday, September 12, in Mountain View, MO.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 18, at 11AM at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View with the interment to take place in Greenlawn, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

The family will receive their friends at 6-8PM Wednesday, September 17 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View.

Funeral Services for Nadine (Case) Goodwin, age 76, of West Plains, MO, formally of Thayer, will, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 2PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Joe Garrison officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Chapel on Tuesday evening, September 16, 2014 from 6-8PM.

Burial will be int he Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.