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Archive for June, 2012

Funeral services for Eloise Epley, 89, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Family Life Church, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Epley died at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born January 22, 1923, at Dora, Missouri, to Elzey Franklin Collins and Alpha Clara Hall Collins. She attended grade school at Collins School and graduated from the Bakersfield High School. On February 27, 1943, she was married at St. Louis, Missouri, to Raymond Lee Epley, who preceded her in death on June 3, 1994. Mrs. Epley was a homemaker, farmer and assistant post matron at Dora, Missouri. She enjoyed fishing, farming and raising cattle. Mrs. Epley was a member of Family Life Church.

She is survived by two children, John Epley, wife, Donna, Dora, Missouri and Kirby Epley, Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Debbie Cooper, Norfork, Arkansas and Jamie Epley, wife, Georgia, Protem, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Jason Cooper, Kyle Cooper, Nick Epley and Alex Epley; one great-great-grandchild, Haley Cooper; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Ballinger, Westboro, Missouri, Leona Collins, Tucson, Arizona and Ann Easter, husband, Tom, Sullivan, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and one brother, Eugene Collins, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sweeton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sweeton Cemetery or Parsons Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Howard William Davis, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Keith Evans officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to NHC, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to service time.

Burial will be in Keirn Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Graveside services for Jackie Lee McCrackin, 79, Koshkonong, Missouri, were held at 4:00 p.m., today, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. McCrackin died at 9:25 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home.

He was born December 16, 1932, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Lee and Emiline Yocham McCrackin. On December 16, 1950, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Opal Cherry. He was a heavy equipment operator, a farmer and was a member of the Local 101 Kansas City. Mr. McCrackin attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his wife, Opal McCrackin, of the family home; two children, Danny McCrackin, Bella Vista, Arkansas and Cheryl McCrackin, Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Molly McCrackin, Melissa McCrackin and Robert “Bobby Jack” Cook; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim McCrackin, wife, Pat, Kenny McCrackin and Terry McCrackin, wife, Debbie, all of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Stelle Goodson, Agnos, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one daughter, Sandra and two brothers, Leman and Norman, precede him in death.

On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Danny Dean Hicks, 63, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at his residence.

He was born August 16, 1948, in Bucklin, Kansas. Danny attended Calico Rock High School and then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Joanne Southard on March 25, 1970, in Calico Rock. Danny retired from Centurytel in 2005 after 19 years of service. He enjoyed four wheeling, spending time with family and friends at the cabin, but most importantly he enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joanne Hicks of Mountain Home; a son, Bobby Dean Hicks of Mountain Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Tim Lindquist of Mountain Home; three grandchildren, Micah Maryann Neubauer, Braden Dean Hicks and James Samuel Lindquist; his mother-in-law, Mary Adkins of Midway; three sisters-in-law and their spouses, Betty and Barton Teague of Salem, Maxine Coggins of Springfield, Missouri and Wilma and Shorty Teegarden of Norfork; an aunt and uncle, Huey and Ruby Hicks of Harrison and other relatives and friends.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Homer R. Hicks; his father-in-law, Eudell Southard; a grandmother who raised him, Lottie Tracy; a sister, Mary Heiskill; a brother-in-law, Franklin Coggins and two nephews, Michael Coggins and Desi Jones.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Curtis-Acklin Cemetery at Lone Rock. Burial will immediately follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Brim, Jessy Foster, Buck Neubauer, Randall McCoy, Jeffery Teegarden and Ty Staggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Langhammer, Kay Cooper, Rick Wiersma and Lynn Coggins.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 66, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591 or Twin Lakes Shrine Club, Post Office Box 1330, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72654 or Curtis-Acklin Cemetery, c/o Larry Havner, 2586 Highway 5 South, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.

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

Funeral Services for Leroy Wells, Mayor of Summersville, will be held Friday, June 29 at 3:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Leroy Wells, will be held at Bradford Funeral Home, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM.

Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

A memorial gathering for Joseph Edward Truman, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Joe’s home located at 4901 County Road 8800, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Truman died at 4:00 a.m., Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 2, 1935, at West Plains, Missouri, to Francis and Lillian Whitaker Truman. He received his education at the Orchard Grove School and on July 28, 1955, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Sharilyn Harper, who preceded him in death June 30, 2009. Before his retirement, he had been an edge trimmer at International Shoe Factory for thirty-four years. Mr. Truman enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends; he loved fishing and hunting and enjoyed his garden and cooking. He had many loved ones and friends, he had never met a stranger. Mr. Truman was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by four children, Eddie Truman, wife, Sharon, West Plains, Missouri, James Truman, wife, Robin, West Plains, Missouri, Rebecca Simpson, husband, Vernon, South Fork, Missouri and Anita Walker, West Plains, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren, Dustin Walker and family, Jennifer Truman Jarvis and family, Renee Roper and Brayden, Shanna Montgomery, Jared Simpson, Melissa Truman, Hanna Truman, Tina Jones and family, Shauna Coble and family, Amy Beach and family, Daniel Truman, Trista, Amanda, Missy, Billy and Jenna; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one son, Danny, three sisters, Thelma, Alice and Georgie, one brother, Roy Franklin, one half-brother, one half-sister and his dog, Sam, precede him in death.

The family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

William H. Sickle, 72, of Mountain Home passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at his residence.

He was born February 11, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Harry W. and Verna A. Weingart Sickle. Mr. Sickle married Bonnie Ruth Hall on April 24, 1987, in Jackson, Mississippi after dating for four years. He worked as a machinist for five years at Youngstown Welding in Youngstown, Ohio and then retired from General Motors as a Skilled Trades Supervisor after 32 years of service. Mr. Sickle loved antique tractors, tractor pulling and gardening, but his favorite hobby was machining. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Bonnie Sickle of Mountain Home; three sons, Timothy Sickle of Lake Milton, Ohio, Jason Sickle of Jackson, Mississippi and Heath Rials of Crystal Springs, Mississippi; three daughters, Lisa Petela of Sunrise, Florida, Heather Dubose of Clinton, Mississippi and Kimberly Rials of Lufkin, Texas; two brothers, Gary Sickle of Lake Milton, Ohio and Dave Sickle of Salisbury, North Carolina; a sister, Jeanette Thomas of Arizona; five grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Major Johnny Poff officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 121 Highway 201 North, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 72653

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

Funeral Services for Billy Junior Neal, 80, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Chaplain Van Williams officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Military rites will be provided by the West Plains Honor Guard and the Missouri Funeral Home Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carter Funeral Home, Inc., to family defray funeral expenses.

Online condolences can be made at CFHI@carterfuneralhomeinc.com. West Plains.

Funeral services for Helen Verniece Hensley, 89, Salem, Arkansas, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, were held Monday, June 25, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hensley died at 12:25 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2012, at Southfork Nursing, Salem, Arkansas.

She was born November 20, 1922, at Elijah, Missouri, to Hosea and Mary Jane Taylor Hensley. Before her retirement, Miss Hensley was an elementary school teacher for thirty-nine years, having taught in the West Plains and Howell County rural schools. She was a member of the Church of God.

She is survived by her niece, Anna Barker, husband, Roy, Salem, Arkansas; two great-nieces, Carol Kissinger, husband, Greg, Glencoe, Arkansas and Jana Tyler, husband, Randy, Sturkie, Arkansas; three great-great-nieces; three great-great-nephews; thirteen great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews; and several cousins.

Her parents and one sister, Alfa Morris, precede her in death.

Burial was in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Richard Wayne Cash, aged 71, died June 22, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri. He will be remembered and honored by his family and friends as a man who exemplified honesty, tolerance, and goodness.

Richard was born in Portageville, Missouri , to Claude and Dovie Cash. His early years were spent in this area and he then was moved to California by his parents. He attended Sanger High School where he met his future wife, Joyce Herdeg. They married in 1959 and remained lifelong partners ever since. They had four children-Rodney Cash, Eric Cash, Rich Cash, and Krissa Aslin. His children gave him twelve grandchildren and they in turn gave him eight great grandchildren. He loved and cared for them all.

Richard served his country in the US Army from 1960 through 1963. He was a Communications Specialist and separated from the service as a sergeant. He had served twelve months in Korea.

Richard had many jobs throughout his life but his calling was auctioneering. He established Cash Auction Company in Fresno, California, in 1988 and was quite successful. His word was as good as a written contract and he was well respected in the community.

A love of Missouri from his youth brought him back to Willow Springs in 2000. The family settled on a ridge top west of town in the trees and space that was home to him. His joy was walking his property and taking in the peace and quiet of his woods. Richard had a dignity about him that he shared with all the family and his friends.

A celebration of life for Richard will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at one PM at the Cash family home. All friends are invited to attend and share the good memories of a man we all admired. The address is 2240 State Hwy 137 in Willow Springs.