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Dean Edward Drake, 81, of Mountain Home passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Mountain Home.

Dean was born August 26, 1933 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to the late Ashley and Ina (Adams) Drake. He married Virginia Ann Carver on November 10, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona. Dean is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Bob and David; two sisters, Doreen and Ann; two daughters, Carrie and Infant Julie.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Virginia Drake; one son, Daniel Drake of Mountain Home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Denise Pearson-Bethea and Bill Bethea of Conway, Lisa and Tim Wicker of Benton, Jennifer Drake of Los Angeles, California; one brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Linda Drake of Austin, Texas; ten grandchildren, Steven Drake (Bethany), Derrek Pearson (Carmen Holt), Tyler Pearson, Blake Pearson, Hannah Pearson, Spencer Pearson, Sarah Tarleton (Adam), Caleb Wicker, Rachel Wicker and Tessa Wicker and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 774 Long Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Vernon Gene Hightower, age 63, of Ash Flat, Arkansas. Died Saturday October 11, 2014 at Arkansas Children Burn unit complication of a accident. Vernon was retired from construction He was born January 6, 1951 in Batesville, Arkansas. the son of the late William and Mary (Inman) Hightower.

Vernon is survived by his son; Michael Hightower and a grandson Christian Hightower and a brother Jerrell Hightower.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and a brother.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 10:00am at the Franklin Fire dept. and interment will follow 2:00pm at the Agnos Cemetery.

Jimmy Bryan Johnston, 81, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

He was born July 22, 1933, in Glenwood, Missouri to the late Robert and Virginia Mae (Blackburn) Johnston. Jimmy married Caroline Mae Gale on April 1, 1955 in Whitehall, Michigan. He spent most of his working years in construction from ironworking to mechanical maintenance. Jimmy relocated to Mountain Home 20 years ago from Aurora, Illinois. He enjoyed automobiles, airplanes, boating, scuba diving, fishing, camping and most important, his family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Caroline Johnston of Mountain Home; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bryan Johnston of Aurora, Illinois, Damon and Suzan Johnston of Land O Lakes, Florida and Martin Johnston of Zephyr Hills, Florida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Roger Holien of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ginger and Chuck Deardorff of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three brothers, Roger and Jack Lonis, both of Colorado and Chuck Johnston of Michigan; a sister, Carolyn Johnston of Oregon; 16 grandchildren, Daniel, Debra, David, Darlene, Destiny, Jason, Timothy, Andrew, Austin, Brad, Brittany, Jimmy, Alia, Carissa, Charlie and Chad and 12 great grandchildren, Desiree, Derek, Drew, Davin, Divine, Devlyn, Adrianna, Caleb, Addison, Alyssa, Vaughn, Jacie.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

The funeral will be to follow at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday with Pastor Jason Johnston officiating. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Flowers may be sent to Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 774 Long Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Funeral services for Lexi Kathleen Calderon, 11, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Lexi died 5:40 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born December 17, 2002 at Phoenix, Arizona to Amy Morrissey. Lexi loved her family and loved people. She enjoyed listening to music and being read to. Lexi had a strong soul and had taught everyone what it meant not to give up.

She is survived by her mother, Amy Morrissey, of the family home; two brothers, Lucas Cyr, significant other, Catherine Huckabey and Lane Cyr, all of West Plains, Missouri; her uncle, Phil Morrissey, West Plains, Missouri; two cousins, Alysha Morrissey and Jeramie Morrissey, both of West Plains, Missouri; many aunts and uncles including Ann and Les Kinsler, Beth and L. B. Bouthfman, Tim and Lindy Morrissey, Trish Morrissey, Maggie Morrissey and Mona Morrissey.

Her grandparents, Bob and Kate Morrissey and one uncle,, Jim Morrissey, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 13th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the C.D.K.L.5 and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Ralph Paschall, 82, West Plains, Missouri, died October 9, 2014 at his home in West Plains.

Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church in West Plains on October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Local arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

The family will accept friends and family of Carole Anne Robison Saturday October 18 from 12:00pm till 2:00pm at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel.

Carole Anne was very active in her life until recent years. She enjoyed teaching line dancing, and loved to paint and her paintings were an expression of who she was and the things she loved. She loved the outdoors, going out to eat with her husband and friends, and her favorite was telling stories about her husband, children and grand-children.

Carole Anne will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was born January 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA.

Carole is survived by her husband of over 47 years Lawrence Robison; daughter Kristi Robison, son Keith Robison, Granddaughter Casey Robison and grandson Kyle Robison and brothers John Stewart and David Sheets.

Funeral services for Beverly Kay Cole, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cole died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born February 5, 1942, at West Plains, Missouri, to George Allen Bandy and Wilma Jeanne Ingalsbe Bandy. On November 23, 1990, she was married at Arlington, Texas, to Ronald V. Cole, who preceded her in death on November 13, 2009. She had an infectious laugh and was loved by everyone. Mrs. Cole was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by two children, Edward Lee Hoover, wife, Dana, West Plains, Missouri and James Allen Hoover, Licking, Missouri; three grandchildren; Melissa Hoover, fiancé, Jesse Hawkins, Alyssia Smith, husband, Joey and Samantha Hoover, fiancé, Cody Duncan; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alan Bandy, wife, April, Willow Springs, Missouri; four sisters, Linda Frazier, West Plains, Missouri, Brenda Stevens, husband, Leigh, Crestview, Florida, Margaret Gobel, husband, Raymond, West Plains, Missouri and Jeanne McCormack, husband, Keith, Frederick, Oklahoma; three step-children, Mark Cole, Rachelle Harms and Renee Fountain; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, and two sisters, Patricia Stuart and Mary Swindle, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Veral Wayne Davis was born on May 2, 1940 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Veral “Buster” Davis and Eunice Colter Davis. He passed away at Mountain View Healthcare on October 7, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Visitation will be Thursday October 9 from 6-8 PM at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View. Funeral Services will be held Friday October 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Interment will be Friday October 10, 2014 at Grace Cemetery.

Wayne was married to Dixie Smotherman on February 25, 1962. To this union, Dixie brought Donna Jo and Becky. Two more daughters, Betty and Tammy were born to them. Wayne married Joyce Coulter on September 7, 1973. With this marriage, Joyce added to our family two children, Joy and Johnny. One daughter, Shannon, was born to this union. This created what Dad loved to call “His, Hers and Ours”.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and one infant son. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Hockman and husband, Steve; Tammy Hite and husband, Tom; and Shannon Elliott and husband, Scottie, all of Mountain View; one step-son, Johnny Potts of Mountain View; three step-daughters, Joy Hawkins and husband, Alan, of Orange, TX, Donna Armstrong of Mountain Home, AR and Becky Hankins of Strafford, MO. He is survived by 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Eddie Davis and wife, Judy, of Mountain View and five sisters, Velma Burnett and husband, Chuck, of Liberty, MO, Eva Hubbard and husband, Jon, of Parkville, MO, Jeanne Taber of Mountain View, Wanda Throckmorton and husband, Orville, of Warsaw, MO and Helen Cummings and husband, Jim, of Mountain View and a host of family and friends.

Wayne worked at the Ford garage and then in the cord woods. However, most of his career he was a self-employed mechanic. He was known for ability to fix anything. Many people brought their autos and tractors to him saying “no one else has been able to fix this”. Wayne always could. Later he became a carpenter and worked with his brother, Eddie.

Wayne loved to hunt deer and turkey. He lived just a few miles from the Jacks Fork River most of his life and always managed to find time to “get in a little fishin”. In his later, retirement years, he and his brother, Eddie, stayed busy together plotting new ventures that were sure to get them both into trouble. His other favorite past-time was riding his motorcycle. He took many vacations on it in Colorado and many places in between. He was on his motorcycle just days before he entered the hospital and nursing home.

Wayne was always known for his sense of humor and always wearing a smile. He never met a stranger and loved to tease the waitresses and nurses. He is greatly missed by all who love him. His presence will be with us in the memories and lessons he taught us.

Mr. Roger Steve Linson, age 72, of Springfield, MO passed away October 7,2014, at his residence.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Services will be Saturday, October 11, 2014,11:00 A.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment in Williams Cemetery under direction of Fox Funeral Home,Licking,MO

Barbara Jo Goehler was born September 15, 1951 at St. Louis, MO the daughter of Leonard Joseph Goehler and Matilda Barbara (Lane) Goehler. She passed away October 5, 2014 at Poplar Bluff, MO at the age of 63.

Visitation will be Oct. 10 from 6-8 PM at Duncan Funeral Home – Eminence, Hwy 19, Eminence. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Oct. 11 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Hwy 19, Eminence.

Preceding her in death were her parents Leonard and Tillie Goehler.

Barbara is survived by two brothers Ronald Goehler and wife Joann of Ballwin, MO and Paul Goehler of Festus, MO; one sister Cindy Klipfel and husband Marvin of Piedmont, MO; her nieces and nephews Sydney Goehler of Ballwin, MO, Mathew Tompkins and wife Erin of St. Louis, MO, Brian Tompkins of Wappapello, MO, Machelle Liles of Clarkton, MO, Jason Klipfel of Piedmont, MO, Cheri Dew of Grand Haven, MI, and Terica Moyers of Hendrickson, MO; great niece and nephew Jonathan Liles and Veronica Liles of Clarkton, MO; and her aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Barbara attended Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO. After graduation, she worked several years at Bussmann Fuse in St. Louis, MO. She enjoyed needlepoint, and her talent for this is shown by the beautiful pieces of needlework she made. Barbara was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, following every game on TV. She also enjoyed watching her soap operas. Barbara loved her family; she enjoyed the walks with her aunt Stella, and playing with her nieces and nephews. She also loved taking pictures, and sending and receiving cards. Barbara will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.