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Tristan Michael Durham, age 16, son of Kevin and Delilah Jean “Jeanie” (Bilderback) Durham was born July 23, 1997 in Rolla, MO. He passed away November 20, 2013 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, MO from injuries he suffered in a car accident.
Visitation will be held Saturday November 23, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Houston High School Gymnasium with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Brother Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Arthur’s Creek Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, D’artangan Durham, his Grandma Sue Hodges and his Grandpa Delmar Hale.
Tristan is survived by his parents, Kevin and Jeanie Durham of Houston, MO, three sisters; Christina Campbell of Licking, MO, Tabitha Ford and husband Andrew of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Talissa Durham of Houston, MO, grandparents; C.L. and Liz Durham of Cabool, MO, Marvin and Brenda Bilderback of Rolla, MO and Linda Hale of Cabool, MO, three very special nephews; Trenton Campbell, Hayden Topping and Kaiden Ford, five aunts; Missy Hale, Sheila Hunter, Stacy Stark, Barbara Visage and Sara Dodds, two uncles; Brent Durham and Greg Hale and many friends.
Tristan was baptized by Jeff Moore and attended the First Christian Church in Houston, MO.
He was a fun loving, wise cracking, full of life and laughter kind of boy, who never met a stranger. He had many things he enjoyed doing, some of them include; taekwondo, deer hunting, float trips, video games, helping his dad do auto body on vehicles and riding four wheelers. He received numerous trophies at many four wheeler competitions. Tristan was a former member of the High School choir, and was working on dual credits for college. He just started working at Spring Garden, working after school and weekends. This summer Uncle Brent took him under his wing and was teaching him construction. Special days were birthdays when he always requested Mom’s homemade chicken and noodles.
Although his time on earth was cut short, he made a tremendous impact on many lives. He will be greatly missed, and we look forward to seeing him again!
The family requests that memorials be made to the Tristan Durham Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Paul C. Rasmussen, 70, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Western Hills Loop in Mountain Home with Bishop Tom Fox officiating. Burial will be in Douglas Cemetery near Mountain Home under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
He was born December 16, 1942, in Woodland, California to the late Paul Neils and Clarice Eleanor (Bartholomew) Rasmussen. Paul married Geraldine Frances Hatfield on December 21, 1963 in Fairfield, California. He retired from the United States Navy Civil Service as an electrician after 36 years. Paul worked at Mare Island Navy Yard in the electric shop and then as a supervisor in the Gyro Compass Shop which manufactured compasses vital to the operation of nuclear submarines. In August of 1995 Paul and Gerry relocated to Mountain Home from Vacaville, California. Paul worked at Mountain Communications in Mountain Home and was a Ham Radio operator, his call sign was KA6VAN. He was a member of the local Ham Radio Club as well as the Mercury Amateur Radio Association. Paul was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mountain Home.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gerry Rasmussen of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Jill Rasmussen of Alamo, Nevada; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Sig Hansen of Carpentersville, Illinois, Elizabeth Green of Mountain Home and Sarah and Corey Shelton of Mountain Home; 16 grandchildren and numerous friends.
Pallbearers will be Sig Hansen, Justin Rasmussen, Chance Williams and grandsons, Jacob Moore, Caleb Hansen and Ammon Rasmussen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Hayes, Corey Shelton, Gilbert Hatfield, Lee Powell and Bill Rice.
Memorials may be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, 15 East South Temple, 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
She was born February 2, 1925, in Buffalo City to the late Harvey and Laura (Sartin) Stevens. Inez married Raymond Upchurch on December 1, 1951, in Eureka Springs. Inez was preceded in death by her parents; a son, W.C. Fletcher; two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Raymond Upchurch; a son and daughter-in-law, Scotty and Lynn Upchurch of Ava, Missouri; two daughters, Patsy Cunningham of Charleston, South Carolina and Cathy Starkey (Mike Hoffman) of Mountain Home; five grandchildren, Bruce Manchester, Miste Manchester, Tonya DeVine, Keith Upchurch and Chris Caststeel and 11 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013, at Baxter Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Susie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
Maria Laxton, age 56 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born December 9, 1956 in Rico Riestemp to Trinidad Zuniga-Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico.
Funeral Services will begin Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Highland Assembly of God Church located in Highland, Arkansas with Pastor Chris Clem officiating. Burial will follow in the Turkey Pen Cemetery located in Hardy, Arkansas. Visitation will be Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Highland Assembly of God Church from 2:00 p.m. until service time. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
Maria was a foreman at the hospital and a housewife. She was a member of the Highland Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband Scott Laxton of the home; two daughters Yvonne Lopez and husband Marcelino of San Jose, California and Melinda Armendariz of Freemont, California; four brothers, Marcelino Zuniga, Fedeinlcio Zuniga, Mike Zuniga, and John Zuniga; one sister, Anita Gonzalaz; five Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Cecil graduated to heaven on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Unity Point Health Des Moines Lutheran. He was born July 13, 1938 in Leota, Missouri to Cecil and Leona (Butcher) Cooper. He married Phyllis McBride and following her death, married Ellen Moeller. He was a Charter Member of Grace Church in Des Moines.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Ellen; sons, Wayne Cooper, wife Kathleen and David Cooper, wife Lynda; daughter, Debra Cooper; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and sister, Nola Ritchie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and mother of his children, Phyllis.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church, Des Moines, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Mr. Morgan went to be with his Savior at 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 27, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, to Carl O. Morgan and Martha Mae Yocham Morgan Weaver. Carl received his education in the schools of West Plains, Missouri, and graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1973. He met his soul mate, friend and lifelong companion, Rose Thompson at the age of thirteen; Carl and Rose were married August 3, 1973, at West Plains, Missouri and from this union, two children were born, son Michael H. Morgan and daughter Rhaquinda C. Morgan Guy. Carl retired from the City of West Plains after working for twenty-eight years as an equipment operator. He was a volunteer fire fighter for seventeen years, serving with the Howell Rural and lastly with the Pumpkin Center Fire Department. He loved the sport of racing and enjoyed working at the West Plains Motor Speedway. Carl was a big racing fan and for twelve years he competed in demolition derbies. He enjoyed the outdoors and working on his yard. Doing volunteer jobs was a thrill for him. He never met a stranger and made many friends by helping others. His biggest pride came from his grandchildren and just living life. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Morgan, of the family home; two children, Rhaquinda C. Guy, husband, Bradley, West Plains, Missouri and Michael H. Morgan, wife, Belinda, Mountain Grove, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Rena Morgan, Jesse Morgan, Dakota Morgan, Wyatt Morgan, Carlena Morgan, Dustin Tiger, Dakota Tiger and Brooklyn Guy; one sister, Shirley Collins, husband, Vern, West Plains, Missouri; step-father, Walter “Buck” Weaver; three brothers-in-law, Eddie Wake, Dennis Thompson, wife, Leslie and Ed Denny, wife, Donna; one sister-in-law, Doris Moss, husband, D.L.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, two brothers, Michael Joe Morgan and Timothy N. Morgan, one sister, Paula Kay Wake, his grandparents, William James and Alice Mindy Collins Yocham and Clarence Morgan, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Marvie Thompson, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Roberta Mae Smith, 77, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on November 17, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born October 27, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Annabel (Bonebrake) Schick.
Graveside services will be Friday November 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Veterans Cemetery, Mountain View, MO
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Robin Gower of Poplar Bluff, MO, Rick L. Daniel of Davenport, IA, Rhoda Foster and husband, Robert, of Willow Springs, MO, and LeAnn Trevino and husband, Steve, of Muscatine, IA; 13 grandchildren, Josey, Stephen, Jade, Victoria, Cari, Stephanie, Kimmy, Christine, Mario, Trevor, Amanda, Patrick, and Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Roberta was a member of United Methodist Church in Mountain View, where she served on the building committee during the construction of the new church. She educated herself as a “lay preacher” and demonstrated her love for the Lord by encouraging others.
At a young age, Roberta was an accomplished Girl Scout Cadet. She was crowned “Miss Corn Husker” in Davenport. She was also a powder puff race car driver.
Roberta proudly served her country in the United States Air Force.
Roberta experienced many occupations in her lifetime. She was a postal carrier, establishment owner, real estate agent, hair stylist, Mary Kay consultant, and a rose cross breeder. She also served in many civic organizations including Optimist Club, Jaycees, AMVETS, VFW, Women’s Auxiliary, Moose, Eagles, Elks and Pennsylvania Order of Blue Star.
Roberta also found time to volunteer at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital and helped to open the St. Francis Thrift Store. She was an accomplished bowler with the International Women’s Bowling League. She was also a member of the “Gourmet Club”. She had a love of cooking and baking.
Roberta loved her family unconditionally. She will be greatly missed.
Graveside services for Loretta Faye Daugherty, 76, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Daugherty died at 5:55 a.m., Sunday, November 17, 2013, at her home.
She was born October 19, 1937, at Elijah, Missouri, to Emery and Wilma Tinker O’Dell. On January 19, 1957, she was married at Tupelo, Mississippi, to Paul Ray Daugherty, who preceded her in death on October 3, 1992. She was a mother and grandmother and enjoyed playing games with the kids. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
She is survived by three children, Kim Ray Daugherty, wife, Joan, Myrtle, Missouri, Sheri Lynn Smith, husband, Gailen, Eolia, Missouri and Paula Denise McGuff, husband, Shrimp, Bunker, Missouri; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry O’Dell, Hemett, California and Richard O’Dell, Elijah, Missorui; one sister, Bettye Watkins, Springfield, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband and one brother, Bob O’Dell, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elijah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
She was born September 26, 1947, at Brookland, Arkansas, to Harold Bratton and Jannie Frankie Elizabeth Lewis Bratton Robinson. She loved her family and was a great person that would help anyone in need. Jean attended the First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville, Missouri.
She is survived by one brother, Joe Arnold, wife, Phyllis; four sisters, Joyce Young, husband, Thomas, Johnnie Minge, Dawn Pate, husband, David and Kim Wilson, husband, Steve; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, and one brother, Mickey Arnold, precede her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville or Three Rivers Hospice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Celebration of life services for Jacquetia Hammond Guffey, 82, West Plains, Mo., will be held November 22, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. and services at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Ron Kelly, officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Ms. Guffey died November 15, 2013 at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calm Cemetery Fund and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc. West Plains.