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Mrs. Spence died at 6:20 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born April 7, 1923, at Hutton Valley, Missouri, to Guy Webb and Lillie Acklin Webb. She attended the Willow Springs High School and on February 13, 1943, was married at San Luis Obispo, California, to Vernon Spence. Before her retirement, she worked at International Shoe Company and Rawlings Manufacturing. Mrs. Spence was a member of Dry Creek General Baptist Church for over seventy years.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon Spence, of the family home; two daughters, Donna Romans, Kansas City, Missouri and Bonnie Bryan, husband, Ronnie, Pomona, Missouri, very special friends, Tom and Betty Good; three grandchildren, Kelley Thompson, husband, Doug, Mission Hills, Kansas, AAron Bryan, wife, Christa, Springfield, Missouri and Amber Kristek, husband, Chris, Springfield, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren, Emily, Spencer and Pierce Thompson, Kindall, Kamrynn, Kristian and Karrington Kristek and Aiden and Tyson Bryan; two sisters, Joyce Bryan, husband, Tom, Lyle, Washington and Melba Webb, Willow Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, two brothers, Harold Webb and Guy Webb, Jr. and one sister, Janet Havens, precede her in death.
Mrs. Spence will lie in state from 4:00 pm Wednesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dry Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shaw Cancer Treatment Center at Ozarks Medical Center, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Wallace Jackson Stanley, Jr., faithful husband, loving father and dedicated servant of the Lord, was gathered to his eternal rest on Sunday, December 1, 2013, in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 73 years, seven months and 25 days. Known affectionately as “Brother Jack” or “Pastor Stanley” to most, he was a preacher of the gospel for over 50 years, pastoring churches in Texas and Oklahoma during that time.
When his failing health limited his capacity to pastor he relocated to Highland, Arkansas with wife Nancy and special son David where he was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church for the past 13 years. When visitors and church family entered the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, Bro. Jack would be there to greet them with a warm smile and handshake from his wheelchair. What he lacked during these years in physical capacity, he made up for with a great heart of love for his Lord and compassion for his fellow man.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Jackson Stanley, Sr. in 2005 and by his mother, Irma Moreman, in 2010, granddaughter Esther Gayle Stanley, in 2002 and great-granddaughter Charity Joy Spray in 2010. He is survived by four sisters, Lana Wimberly of Whitehouse, Texas, Patricia Tuttle of Rogers, TX and Mary (John Paul) Ray of Cisco, Texas and Margaret Lane of Gilmer, Texas, his wife of 55 years Nancy of the home, son Mike (Peggy) of Highland, daughters Jackie (Jay) Spray of Myron, Arkansas, Elisabeth (Brad) Banks of Owenton, Kentucky, son David of the home and Joanna (Anthony) Clark of Batesville. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Of Bro. Stanley’s sons, sons-in-laws, grandsons and grandsons-in-law, eight are preachers, pastors and missionaries. All of his family members serve the Lord with great joy of heart, ever thankful for the path of grace he has led them to follow.
Visitation for friends of the family will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland, Arkansas with the funeral service being at 10 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Officiating will be Mike Stanley, Micaiah Stanley, Brad Banks and Dave Kelley. Interment will be at Turkey Pen Cemetery near Highland. Memorials may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Mission program at FBC Missions, 32 Liberty Hill Road, Highland, AR 72542.
Arrangements entrusted to Heath Funeral Home of Highland.
Online guestbook: www.heathfuneralhome.net
Ronald Dean Runsick, age 49 of Ash Flat, Arkansas, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.
He was born July 13, 1964 in Batesville, Arkansas to Gene Edward and Evelyn Sue (Branscum) Runsick. He was a store manager of Steven’s Nutrition in Highland. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Gene Rusick; his paternal grandparents, Herman and Evelyn (Stewart) Runsick; and his maternal grandparents, Homer and Gracie (Frazier) Branscum. Survivors include his parents Gene and Evelyn Sue Runsick of Ash Flat, Arkansas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services will begin Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Cemetery located south of Ash Flat with Tommy Boles officiating. Pallbearers are Marsh Davis, Allen Williams, Brian Martin, Scott Runsick, Randy Runsick, David Runsick, and Stewart Runsick. Honorary Pallbearer is Curt Wiggins.
All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas. www.tricountyfuneralhome.com
Mr. Hollis Eugene Crowe, age 91, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Salem, AR. He was born May 26, 1922 in Tulsa, OK to the late Hugh and Laura Thorpe Crowe.
Hollis was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII. He was a retired auditor/comptroller and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Hollis is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Cherokee Village, with Fr. Linus Ukomadu officiating. Inurnment will follow in St. Michaels Columbarium.
Arrangements entrusted to Heath Funeral Home of Highland.
Online guestbook: www.heathfuneralhome.net
Margaret MacArthur, age 68 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, formerly of St. Francis, died after a two year nine month battle with ALS on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her home in Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Margaret Alberts was born March 14, 1945 in Morris, Minnesota to Fred and Alice (Beckman) Alberts. The family moved near Cosmos where Margaret attended school and graduated with the class of 1963. In 1965 she married Earl Carlson and had a son, Phil and a daughter, Kris. They later divorced. On March 3, 1978 she married Douglas MacArthur. Together they had a daughter, Mary and son, Mark. Margaret was employed at Univac in St. Paul for 10 years, then when she married Douglas, she became an active partner in the rotational grazing dairy farm they purchased near St. Francis. She loved caring for the Jersey cows. They retired from dairy farming in 2007 and remained on the farm until selling it to their son in 2012. Then they moved to Arkansas.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and also belonged to the St. Cloud ALS support group in 2011. Margaret and Doug took many trips to Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas with Margaret insisting on doing all the driving. She enjoyed driving so much she drove twice to Florida alone to visit Phil and his family in Florida. Margaret loved making her German tradition New Year’s cakes (a pancake with sausage and molasses). She also enjoyed playing BINGO and after retirement, taking trips to the casino.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas MacArthur of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; children, Phil (Mary) Carlson of Three Rivers, Michigan, Kris (Frank) Salava of Wyoming, Mary (Rick) Skillings of Alexandria and Mark (Sara) MacArthur of Freeport; nine grandchildren; brothers, Louie (Karen) Alberts of Bird Island, Paul (Sue) Alberts of Lester Prairie, Harold Alberts of Socorro, New Mexico, Fred (Gin) Alberts of Hutchinson, Gordon (Linda) Alberts of Clear Lake, South Dakota and Marv Alberts of Stanley, North Dakota; and sister, Alice (Roger) Wirtz of Maple Grove.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Fred, Sr. and Alice Alberts; brother, Henry Alberts in 1988; and sister-in-law, Romela Alberts in 2013.
Funeral services for Warren McKee, 93, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at First Missionary Baptist Church, Pottersville, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. McKee died at 10:32 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born August 9, 1920, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Elia Arthur “E.A.” McKee and Georgeana Carrico McKee. On February 14, 1942, he was married at Howell County, Missouri, to Naomi Billie Exline, who preceded him in death on January 4, 2005. Mr. McKee was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a Private First Class; attended basic training at Fort Warren, Wyoming and was a special aviation mechanic at Fort Lewis, Washington. He worked in the timber business, was a farmer and was the owner of McKee Log Homes. He loved his mules and enjoyed going to bull riding events. Mr. McKee was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville.
He is survived by three children, Barbara Butler, West Plains, Missouri, Sandra Riley, Dora, Missouri and Johnny McKee, wife, Kati, Pottersville, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Sonya McDonald, Veronica Copeland, husband, Ted, Valerie Butler, David Riley, Jessica Parker, Daniel Riley, Melissa Dalton, husband, Aaron, Trista Hall, husband Byron, Kameron Carmichael, McKenzie Steele and Olivia Powers; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Clifton Luna and Dick Dupree.
His parents, wife, four brothers, one sister, two son-in-laws, Chadd Butler and Gary Riley and two great-grandchildren, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pottersville Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Louis Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Buford under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Marion County Senior Center, 5966 Highway 202, Flippin, Arkansas 72634.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
She was born May 10, 1933, in Cartney to the late Hubert and Clara (Wheat) Bolding. She married Alfred Earl Gibson 58 years ago in Little Rock. Kathy worked in customer service at Clark’s in Texas and Ames in New York. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Brown.
Survivors include her husband, Al Gibson of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Phyllis Gibson of Yellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mitzi and David Denny of Duluth, Georgia; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Phoebe, Emily and Erin Gibson and Dustyn and Mason Denny; nine great grandchildren; numerous cousins and other relatives and friends.
Avis Juanita (Wright) Howery was born August 29, 1920 in Rover, Missouri, the daughter of John and Amy (Naney) Wright. She passed away November 27, 2013 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 93.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at the Mountain View United Methodist Church under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Following the service a reception will be held for family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Mountain View United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Aransas Pass, Texas. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Her memories of her childhood were of happy, fun-loving friends, and she especially enjoyed her schoolmates. After graduation from Thomasville High School she attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri to become a teacher. She also attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, Missouri and received her degree in elementary education from Kingsville A&I College in 1950. In 1963, she received her Masters Degree in Education. Her first teaching job was teaching first and second grade at Thomasville. She was a teacher in the Couch and Thayer school districts until she met her future husband and moved to Aransas Pass, Texas where she continued to teach in the Aransas Pass school system until her retirement in 1973.
Avis was married on April 27, 1945 to Robert Howery, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, John and Amy Wright; three sisters, Meekee Schroeder, Gertrude Moore, and Ellen Smoot.
Avis enjoyed travel, church and community work. Her favorite travel was a trip she took to the Holy Land. She was an adult sunday School teacher for 64 years and a member of the choir. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and held various offices in her local church and the United Methodist Women’s organization.
In March of 2001, Avis moved from Texas to Willow West Apartments in Willow Springs, Missouri, to be near her niece, Sue Pennycuick. In 2006 she moved to the Assisted Living facility at Mountain View, MIssouri and has been a resident of the Mountain View Nursing facility for the past two years.
Avis is survived by her family and friends in Aransas Pass, Texas; her niece, Sue Pennycuick Johnson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; her nephew Jack Smoot and wife, LaWanda in St. James, Missouri; and friends in Mountain View, MO.
Mr. Roberts died at 11:44 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born June 5, 1946, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Elmer “Shorty” Roberts and Emma Fore Roberts. On March 31, 1967, he was married at Alton, Missouri, to Gwenda Rhine. Before his retirement, Mr. Roberts was a machine operator at Marathon Electric, now known as Regal-Beloit. He enjoyed gardening, NASCAR and his grandkids. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Gwenda Roberts, of the family home; three daughters, Melody Kenslow, Angie Berry, husband, Donnie and Kayla Miller, husband, Sam, all of West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Bo Kenslow, wife, Rachel, Hayden Berry, Emma Berry, Nicole Pierce, McKenna Miller, DeLaney “Bill” Miller and Savannah Miller; one sister, Verba Endicott, husband, Denzel, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Brenda Stone, husband, Kenny, Clark Ridge, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and his buddy “Roxie”.
His parents, one daughter, Tracey Roberts, two infant brothers and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Kathreen Rhine, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Ludie Mae (Hammett) Gale, age 88, was born February 12, 1925 at Russ County Henderson, Texas to Otis and Ada (Moore) Hammett. She passed away November 26, 2013 at Houston House Nursing Home, Houston, MO.
She grew up in Henderson, Texas. Ludie married James “Vester” Gale on December 23, 1944. They moved to Eunice, MO where they bought a farm. She loved her animals and enjoyed gardening.
Ludie worked for Angelica Uniform factory, until she had to retire due to her health. In 1983 they bought a home in Houston. She lived there until 1999 when she went to reside at Houston House.
She attended Eunice Baptist Church for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vester, two sisters; Linnie Brown and Adelle Parrott and two brothers.
Ludie is survived by one brother, Lonnie “Bud” Hammett of Henderson, TX, and a faithful friend Edna Beasley of Houston, MO.
Ludie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.
No formal visitation will be held. Her body will lie in state from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Friday November 29, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday November 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Evans Funeral Home with Brother Brad Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.