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Robert Huff, 70, Bakersfield, Missouri, died December 12, 2014 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born the son of the late William Huff and Alfa Sanders Huff, on July 7, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was united in marriage April 16, 2009 in West Plains, Missouri to Mary Barnes.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Barnes Huff, of the home, Bakersfield, Missouri; two children, Velvet Lewis and husband, James, Houston, Missouri and Gary Huff and wife, Ronda, Houston, Missouri; three step daughters; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He worked as a maintenance supervisor at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains, for over seventeen years. He loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed going to auctions, and also loved to garden.

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

Mrs. Ruby (Hall) Roeder, age 93, of Licking, MO, passed away December 11, 2014, at Licking Park Manor. Visitation will be Monday, December 15, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Fox Chapel. Service will be at 11:00 AM Monday, December 15, 2014 at Fox Chapel under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO.

Marion “Moe” Moore age 86 of Cherokee Village, Ar. Formerly of Plattsmouth, NE. passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, AR.

Moe was born on May 21, 1928 to Hubert and Edith (Miller) Moore in Manco, KY. He was raised and schooled in Columbus, OH and attended Columbus High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U S Army Air Corp and served his country during WWII. He met Betty Ann Wolfe and they later married on August 31, 1952 in Columbus, OH. After serving the Army Air Corp, he enlisted in the U S Air Force and worked as a mechanic, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Moe and Betty lived in many locations in the U S and England while Moe was in the Air Force, finally settling in Plattsmouth, NE in 1959. He retired from the Air Force in 1966, while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE. Then in 2001, Moe moved to Cherokee Village, AR where he resided until the time of his death. He was the past Post Commander and a lifetime member of Lepert Wolever V.F.W. Post #2543, a lifetime member of Hugh J. Kerns American Legion Post #56, and First United Methodist Church all of Plattsmouth. Moe was a past Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #399, Mid America Council Scout Master of the Year, and a Lord of the Realm.

Moe is survived by his two daughters; Deborah L. Bass and husband David of Bellevue, NE., Dona L. Crom and husband Ron of Cameron, Mo. Son; David L. Moore and wife Tanya of Prairie Grove, AR, eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Hubert and Edith Moore, infant son; Dennis Moore, and his wife Betty Moore.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Monday December 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth with Pastor Michael McGregor officiating and Donna Glynn as organist. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 9:00pm, with family greeting relatives and friends from 4:00 to 6:00pm Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Roby Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Bass, Zachary Bass, Derrick Bass, Ron Crom, Joshua Crom, Dustin Crom, Kody Crom and Kai Moore. Military Rites will be conducted by Offutt Air Force Base Military Rites Team of Bellevue, NE. and Lepert Wolever V.F.W Post #2543 of Plattsmouth, NE.

Final resting place will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth. Family suggest memorials to Boy Scout Troop #399 in Plattsmouth. Local arrangements under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

dunlapGraveside services for Donald E. Alsup, 77, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Barnett Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Alsup died at 5:16 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born January 25, 1937, at Dora, Missouri. On June 22, 1956, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Barbara Good. Before his retirement, he worked at International Shoe Company and Regal, formerly known as Marathon Electric. He enjoyed playing golf and playing music on his guitar, mainly country. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Alsup was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Alsup, of the family home; one son, Brent Alsup, wife, Renea, Rover, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Glenna Alsup, West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jennifer Newberry, husband, Brad, Brittney Barry, husband, Brian, Jeremy Alsup, wife, Kate, Jarryd Alsup, wife, Melissa and Makenzie Alsup; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janice Duggins, husband, Gary, West Plains, Missouri.

His mother, Ella Roberson, step-father, Eldon Roberson, one son, Kevin Alsup and one great-grandson, Brody Barry, precede him in death.

Mr. Alsup will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Friday until Noon Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church The Thrive Campaign Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for La Verne Bernice Fowler, 82, Blue Mound, Texas, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Shaver Campground Cemetery, Oxford, Arkansas, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fowler died at 12:58 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at her home.

She was born October 1, 1932, in the State of Arkansas, to John Henry Franks and Hulda Marie Morgan Franks. On September 24, 1949, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to James Fowler. She enjoyed painting pictures, knitting, crocheting Afghans for her family and gardening. She loved raising roses and was a good seamstress. Babies were special to her.

 

She is survived by her husband, James Fowler, of the family home; two children, LaWanna VanderPluym, Haslet, Texas and Jeffrey Alan Fowler, wife, Sally, Rhome, Texas; four grandchildren, Breanne VanderPluym, Megan VanderPluym, Heather Marie Russell and Mandy Fowler Roberts; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Russell, Andrew Russell, Madeline Brummet, Eleanore Brummet, Harrison Jefferson Brummet, Paisley Brummet, Cadence Roberts, Colton Roberts and Clayton Roberts; two brothers, Thelbert Franks, wife, Betty and Randall Franks, wife, Elaine, all of West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, two sisters, Shirley Mercer and Lee Propp, two brothers, Clifford Franks and Delman Franks and one infant brother, Delford Franks, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Feed the Children, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Mrs. Mabel L. Mitchell, age 99, of Licking, MO, passed away December 10, 2014, at Licking  Park Manor.  Visitation will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at United Methodist Church.  Service will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at United Methodist Church under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO.

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Graveside services for Donald Kipp Fox, 73, Peace Valley, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Fox died at 8:56 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born June 30, 1941, at West Plains, Missouri, to Richard Kipp Fox and Eupha Richman Fox. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1961. On July 6, 1964, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Mary “Alma” Wilbanks. Mr. Fox was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He worked as a painter at Amyx Industries. He loved hunting, especially rabbit and coon. Mr. Fox attended Hilltop Holiness Church.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Fox, of the family home; three children, Debbie Collins, husband, Dave, West Plains, Missouri, Margaret Busby, husband, Terry, Peace Valley, Missouri and Donnie Fox, Peace Valley, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Chad Kern, Brandon Johnson, Nicholas Hackworth, Shelby Fox, Sidney Varney, Samantha Varney, Shenny Varney, Kyle Varney, Nathaniel Fox and Tyler Fox; two great-grandchildren, Kailynn Parmer and Dominic Kern; one sister, Margaret Jolliff, Sikeston, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and one brother, Robert Fox, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Jay Altazan, 60, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, December 8, 2014, at his residence.

He was born October 23, 1954, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to J.W. and Dawn (Russell) Webb.  On January 3, 1997, Jay married Kathleen Wentz Altazan in Mountain Home. Jay was first and foremost a man who followed hard after God. He was a hugger, and a loving friend to so many. He was passionate about motorcycling and loved riding dirt roads and twisty paved roads. There was no distance too great to visit folks and explore along the way. An adventurer who enjoyed the ride more than the destination in all facets of his life.

Jay worked in the Lord’s service at whatever he did. Employed most recently in the Mountain Home High School’s Maintenance Dept. as a custodian. Former employers included area manufacturing facilities in the electronics, plastic, and boat building industries as well as an insurance agent and held a securities license.  He served in the United States Air Force, during the Vietnam era. Jay served on security in the missile silos in Arkansas, was stationed in England and served in Vietnam.  Jay Altazan was a Christian, and follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was an ordained minister.  Jay also mentored and served his community in several capacities including the Baxter County Alternative School TIME Mentoring Program, formerly on the board of the No. Ark. Food Bank and supported the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch in Harrison.

In addition to his parents Jay was preceded in death by his brother, Brannan Keith Webb of Denham Springs, LA,

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Kathleen (Frances Wentz) Altazan of Mountain Home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Megan Grober and Brian Dart of Katy, TX and Nicole Bertrand and Jody Horne of Mountain Home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon Keith and Ginna Altazan of Kingston, Tennessee, William James and Taylor Crosslin Altazan of Lakeview; four siblings, Mark Webb Kaufman of Montpelier, Vermont, Sean Webb Landreneau, Dawn Webb Rush and Colleen Webb Burns, all of Denham Springs, Louisiana; two adoptive siblings, Sharon Altazan Stacy of Dolph and Shannon Altazan of Ethyl, Louisiana; step-mother, Bennie Webb of Denham Springs, Louisiana two step-sisters, Cindy Constant Shephard and Lori Constant Taylor, both of Denham Springs Louisiana; a half-brother, Todd L. Webb of Denham Springs, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Madelyn Grace Dart, Owen Justice Dart and Caroline Hope Dart, all of Katy, Texas, Kiley Renea Horne and Landon Marcus Horne, both of Mountain Home, and Kylie Maree Altazan and Joshua Evyn Davis, both of Kingston, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the East Side Baptist Church with Brother Jim Greenslade officiating.  Fellowship will follow at the Three Rivers Biker Church in Gamaliel.  No graveside services.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch, c/o ABC Homes, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 72204.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

John Henry Masters, 68 years, passed away on December 8, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

John was born August 11, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas to Edgar Louis and Mae Mary (Belsuel) Masters.

John was a semi-retired truck driver for Schrock Trucking in Springfield, MO. He trucked for over 40 years. He was an ArmyVeteran and served in Vietnam. John and Tammy (Beavers) were united in marriage on August 19, 2011 in Harrison, AR.

He enjoyed his work and loved being on the road. John also enjoyed camping, playing cards and most of all spending time with family and his wife, Tammy.

John was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Floyd, Ralph and Charles Masters and three sisters, Carol, Joyce and Louise.

John is survived by his wife, Tammy Masters, Clever, MO, one son, Johnathan Masters and Rachel McCarty, Independence, MO, two granddaughters, Lux and Iris Masters, step granddaughter, Katie, six sisters, Pearl (Bob) Ashton, Forsyth, MO, Darlene Jackson and Arlene Jackson both of Silver Lake, KS, Rosemary Sharp, Henrietta, OK, Wynonna Perkins, Medford, OR and Virginia Altis, Springfield, MO, mother-in-law, Janet Crawford, Clever, MO, special friends, Wayne & Cheryl West, Butler, MO, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

A celebration of life for Warren Glen Fletcher, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church of West Plains.

Warren Glen Fletcher, loving husband, father and friend was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Friday, December 5, 2014.

He was born November 20, 1927, at Wheatland, Indiana, to Irvel Irvin Fletcher and Bertha Wise Fletcher.  Warren joined the United States Navy on June 27, 1945.  He worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad after his military service.  On May 9, 1953, he was married at Rosemont, Illinois, to Ruth Irene Palis, who preceded him in death on July 5, 2010.  They moved to West Plains in 1959 where Warren worked as a Sales Representative for Western Auto and later moved to St. Louis as a new store sales manager.  His love for friends, church and the community drew him back to West Plains in 1968 as the administrator of West Vue Nursing Home, Inc.  Warren worked diligently to improve long term healthcare as a member of local, state and national advisory boards.  He served the City of West Plains by membership on many boards and committees and was a member of the Rotary Club.  He loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing, hunting and playing golf with friends and family.  Warren was an active deacon at the First Baptist Church of West Plains.  He faithfully served God through various avenues of ministry both local and worldwide.  His greatest joy was knowing God and leading others into His presence.

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

He is survived by two daughters, Diana Kay Dirk and husband, Reverend John A. Dirk, Woodway, Texas and Ruth Anne Castleberry and husband, Reverend Richard A. Castleberry, Chesapeake, Virginia; and four grandchildren, Major John David Dirk, United States Marine Corps and wife, Elizabeth, Lexington Park, Maryland, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, and husband, Major Chad Fitzgerald, United States Army, West Point, New York, Anna Rebekah Castleberry, Tyler, Texas and Jonathan Andrew Castleberry and wife, Emily, Selma, Alabama; four great-grandchildren, Caleb and Grace Fitzgerald and John Michael and Margaret Dirk; two sisters, June Gammon and Margaret Cornelison, husband, Allen, Wheatland, Indiana; one brother, Jerry Fletcher, State of Alaska; one sister-in-law, Dottie Fletcher, State of Alaska; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Fund or First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.