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Archive for January, 2012

Funeral services for James David “Kitten” Hayes, 67, Caulfield, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Elijah Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Hayes died at 7:25 a.m., Sunday, January 8, 2012, at his home. He was born April 16, 1944, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Bernie David and Elma Ethel Stiner Hayes. On June 19, 1963, he was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Janice Tackitt. He was a farmer, a mechanic and loved fishing and hunting. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Elijah Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Hayes, of the family home; three children, Kathie Bishop Truitt, husband, Jay, Alexandoria, Virginia, Trin Wilson, husband, Steve, Ellisville, Missouri and Gayla Owens, husband, Bruce, Salem, Missouri; six grandchildren, Rachael Truitt, Will Truitt, Nicholas Collins, Kayla Fine, Douglas Fine and Kelsey Bush; four great-grandchildren; one brother, J. B. Hayes, Marysville, Washington; four sisters, Pansy Callahan, husband, Lewis, West Plains, Missouri, Betty McGoldrick, West Plains, Missouri, Janice Grisham, Dora, Missouri and Laura Downing, Independence, Missouri; mother-in-law, Lucy Tackitt, West Plains, Missouri; four brothers-in-law, Ruben Lair, Parkville, Missouri, Lee Reynolds, State of Idaho, Kenny Tackitt, wife, Bonnie, Wichita, Kansas and Carl Tackitt, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Judy Hixon, Caulfield, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, three brothers, Cecil, Wayne and Bobby Hayes, three sisters, Rosie Lair, Inez Cotter and Fern Reynolds, brothers-in-law, Carl Downing, Sammy Grisham, Ray Hixon and Charles Tackitt, father-in-law, Lester Tackitt and one infant grandson, Jayson Truitt, precede him in death.

Mr. Hayes will lie in state from 2:000 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012, until 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Baptist Hill Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Glenda Mae Hampton, 81, of West Plains, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with interment in Howell Valley Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hampton died at 5:30 a.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born December 27, 1930, at Myrtle, Missouri to the late Herschel Jefferson Dunkin and Alma Leota Ary Dunkin. On March 19, 1951, she was married at Salem, Arkansas to William Francis Hampton, who preceded her in death on April 14, 2004. Mrs. Hampton was a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts, cooking for and being with her family. She also enjoyed being at church and was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by four children, Katherine Brauch, St. Louis, Missouri, Sharon Judd, husband, Danny, West Plains, Missouri, Michael Hampton, wife, Jennifer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Pam Hiles, husband, Dale, Villa Hills, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hanford Dunkin, wife, Freda and Howard Dunkin, wife, Nancy; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, two brothers, Donald Dunkin and Vernon Dunkin and one sister, Maxine Menendez, precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Docia (Horner) Lake was born August 14, 1916 in Van Buren, Missouri, the daughter of John and Ethel (Dunnigan) Horner. She departed this life on January 6, 2012 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 95 years.

Docia graduated from Van Buren High School. She worked in the County Collector’s office several years before moving to St. Louis, where she worked until retirement.

Docia loved traveling, cooking, and music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Derrel Lake; daughter, Martha Frank; one brother; and four sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Martin of Mountain View, MO; two sisters, Wanda Newton and husband, Jim, of Van Buren, MO and Grace Wells of Henderson, TN; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Pankey of Mountain View and Heide French of Moline, IL; one great grandchild, Christ Aiardo; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul Eugene Wright, 76, West Plains, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2012.

Graveside services for Paul will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Huddleston Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri.

Visitation will be held January 6, 2012 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains from 6 to 8 p.m.

David Bruce Sutton, 84 of Cabool, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Gassville Nursing Home in Gassville, Arkansas. He was born on April 16, 1927 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Clyde M. and Bessie A. (McDonald) Sutton.

David grew up in the Kansas City area and enlisted in the US Army on July 21, 1952 serving during the Korean and Vietnam War. He received his honorable discharge on July 26, 1965 and moved to Osceola, MO for a few years, he then moved to Tennessee before settling in Cabool in the late 1970’s. He worked for a number of years at Midwest Walnut in Willow Springs, MO.

David was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Houston, MO. He enjoyed fishing and reading, but especially loved photography.

David was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Thorpe. He is survived by a brother, Dr. Frank Bowers and wife, Donna of Mtn. Home, AR. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Graveside services are 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Burial will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at the Elliot-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home in Cabool, Missouri.

Tomaso G. Geremia, Jr., age 64, son of Tomaso G. and Betty Ann (Hageman) Geremia, Sr. was born March 24, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away on January 3, 2012 in Houston, MO.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter Patricia Mitchell and husband Chubby, one brother, Tony Geremia of Mt. Vernon, IL, one sister, Julie Bushell of Illinois, and 5 grandchildren. He was close with his grandson and fishing buddy, CJ Mitchell. Also surviving is his Aunt Margie and husband Bob Friggie.

Tom grew up in Peoria, IL attending the Holy Family Catholic Grade School and graduating from Richwood High School .

Tom worked 6 years with the Food Basket after graduating from school. He then went to work at the Armatos Frozen Food Distributors, driving a food truck for several years. He also worked at Robbins Fence CO, as a painter.

Tom loved hunting and fishing and going to flea markets and antique stores.

Tom will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

There will be no visitation and he has been cremated. Memorial service will be Sat. Jan 7, 2012 at 11 AM in the North Side Baptist Church, Wesley Wallace officiated.

Our beloved sister, aunt and grandmother, was born in Greece, at the Aliveri city of the state of Evia, at the year of 1928.

Her childhood was a struggle of survival, along with her five brothers and sisters; especially, during the difficult years of the II World War.

She met her husband, Ted, in 1954, while he was in Athens serving the U.S. Air Force, and they were married in Greece in 1954. Two years after they moved to America, initially at Delaware and then moved to the state of Missouri. Martha became a United States citizen at West Plains on October 8th, 1980, and she loved this place like her home country. Her description about West Plains was so nice, that we thought that she was living in a small paradise. She was able to travel and visit her family in Greece at least once a year.

Ted preceded Martha in death April 3, 1979 in West Plains, Missouri.

We will remember her as a fun loving, caring and great person to be with. May God rest her soul in peace.

Viewing will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until noon, with graveside services following at 2:00 p.m. at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Roland Dwain Eades, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Eades died at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri. He was born July 16, 1932, at West Plains, Missouri, to Alfred Calvin and Letha Crow Eades. On July 2, 1955, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Emma Lee Roberts. Mr. Eades was a veteran having served during the Korean Conflict with the United States Navy. Before his retirement, Mr. Eades was employed for 34 years with Missouri Department of Transportation and was the West Plains Area Supervisor at the time of his retirement. He loved to work, take care of his farm and take care of his family. Mr. Eades was a member of China Union Church.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Lee Eades, of the family home, one son, Mike Eades, wife, Lisa, West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, Nathan Eades, wife, Shary, Jeremy Eades, Mason Eades, Shayne Eades, wife, Amy, Cody Eades and Shad Eades; five great-grandchildren, Calep Eades, Grace Eades, Issac Eades, Bailey Eades and Elizabeth Eades; two sisters, Joyce Lee Surface, husband, Lawrence, West Plains, Missouri and Peggy Coopman, husband, Dave, Stillwell, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Norma Walldrop, Shawnee Mission, Kansas and Wanda Fisher, Kansas City, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and one son, James Alfred Eades, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Evergreen Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Michael “ Pepe’ ” Robert Lemieux, 57, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Michael was born, the son of Robert and Catherine Brace Lemieux on June 16, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona. He went home to be with the Lord Friday, December 30, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. On April 9, 1976, he was married at Hanford, California, to Patricia Spencer.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the family home; four children, Amy Tharp, husband, Danny, Steven Griffin, fiancée, Erika Derra, both of West Plains, Missouri, Teresa Green, husband, J.W., Thayer, Missouri and Lela Phipps, West Plains, Missouri; his son-in-law Joe Phipps; eleven grandchildren; his mother, Catherine Goldmeer, husband, Joe, Chino Valley, Arizona; four brothers, Dan Lemieux, wife, Pat, Cocoa, Florida, Larry Lemieux, wife, Tracy, Phoenix, Arizona, Gene Lemieux, wife, Theresa, Chino Valley, Arizona and Steve Lemieux, wife, Kathi, Phoenix, Arizona; several step-brothers, step-sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.

His father and grandparents precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Ronald McDonald House and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Warren Harold Brunaugh, 64, West Plains, will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Brunaugh died 6:50 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 at his home. He was born July 25, 1947 at Alton, Illinois to Warren Harold and Leitha Payne Brunaugh. On June 6, 1969, he was married to Cindy Brunaugh. Mr. Brunaugh was employed as an accounts payment supervisor at the Ozarks Medical Center. He was a member of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his significant other, Dona Paschall, West Plains, Missouri; children, Katrina Spencer, husband, Brian, Verdon, Illinois, Scott Brunaugh, significant other, Becky, Alton, Illinois, Christie Schuler, St.. Louis, Missouri, Robert Emery, wife, Nicky, Grapevine, Texas and William Edward Emery, Springfield, Missouri; his mother, Leitha Johnson, Alton, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; three sisters, Sue Depper, husband, George, Alton, Illinois, Marsha Cooperide, husband, James, Edwardsville, Illinois and Julie Rogers, husband, Bruce, Alton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

His father and one sister, Karen Goodwin, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozarks Medical Center Shaw Cancer Treatment Center and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.