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Archive for October, 2012

Harvey Eugene Cone, 72 of Williford, Arkansas died on Sunday, at his home.

Born Tuesday, December 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Thomas Cone and the late Zelma Combs Cone.

Surviving are daughters, Cheryl Williams, Pamela Morgan, Virginia Johnson and Sara Good, brother, Tommy Cone, sister, Nell Brewington; 8 grand children; 2 great grand children.

Visitation 12:00pm till service time. Funeral service will be 2:00pm Friday at Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Highland, AR. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery, Ozark Acres, AR. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Gilbert Lee Wolverton, 90 of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on Tuesday, in Ash Flat, Arkansas.Born Tuesday, September 12, 1922 in Paris, Mississippi, he was the son of the late John Wolverton and the late Janey Herron Wolverton.

He was a member of Peace Valley Pentecostal Church.

Survivied by his wife Delora Wolverton of the home, sons, Odis & Annette Wolverton, Bill & Lea Wolverton, Walter Wolverton, George & Shelah Wolverton and John Wolverton, daughters, Sliger Lydia & Arthur and Rose Wolverton, sisters, Mary Robinson and Olean Hembry; 13 grand children; 14 great grand children.

Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 to 8:00pm at Heath oak Hill Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:00am at the Peace Valley Pentecostal Church in Ash Flat. Interment will be in Saddle Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Flonie Pauline Grant, 83 of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on Wednesday in Ash Flat.Born Thursday, April 11, 1929 in Vina, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Ed Killingsworth and the late Lillie Wright Killingsworth.

Surviving are sons, Roy Grant of Ash Flat, AR and Larry Grant of Franklin, AR, daughter, Patsy Inman of Ash Flat, AR, sister, Juanito Marvin; 6 grand children; 16 great grand children.

Graveside service will be at 12:00 PM on Friday at Richardson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Arkansas.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Graveside services will be held at a later date for Gary Anthony Meidell, 74, Caulfield, Missouri.

Mr. Meidell died at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born November 4, 1937, at Wichita, Kansas, to Anthony Andrew “Tony” Meidell and Madge Dickerson Meidell. On December 27, 1965, he was married at Wichita, Kansas, to Betty Long. Mr. Meidell was a veteran having served with the United States Marines. He enjoyed fishing and was the owner of Northwestern Hunting and Fishing Camp. Mr. Meidell was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Meidell, of the family home; two children, Mike Meidell, wife, Jalynn and Brenda Gibson, all of West Plains, Missouri; and one grandchild, Danny Hopkins, Springfield, Missouri.

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elijah Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Ethel Virginia “Billie” Hickman Barton, 79, Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Bakersfield Assembly of God, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barton died at 2:35 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Hospice House of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

She was born December 20, 1932, at Waldenburg, Arkansas, to Hyder Moore and Oma Mae Neal Moore. On July 8, 1949, she was married at Harrisburg, Arkansas, to Edward Owen Hickman, who preceded her in death April 18, 1988. On November 18, 1989, she was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Major Barton. Mrs. Barton loved to sing and was a member of the Bakersfield Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband, Major Barton, of the family home; five children, Ann Taylor, husband, John, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Teresa Price, husband, Larry, Bakersfield, Missouri, Debbie Murphy, husband, Mike, Cherry Valley, Arkansas, Ella Shaw, husband, Bubba, Thayer, Missouri and Beverly Bales, husband, Rick, Bakersfield, Missouri; ten grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, J . H. Moore and Wilburn King; and three sisters, Thelma Hickman, Maxine Baty and Regina Sanders.

Her parents, first husband and one sister, Charlene Craft, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Custer-Herron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of the Ozarks, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Novella Braynard, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell county, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of Claude and Cordelia Perkins, August 28, 1921 at Magazine, Arkansas. She entered into eternal rest October 29, 2012 at West Plains, Missouri at the age of 91.

She was united in marriage April 19, 1947 in Marshall, Illinois to Harrold Braynard who preceded her in death August 13, 2012.

She is survived by her son, Gary Braynard and wife Linda of West Plains; grandson, Shane Braynard and wife Terri and their daughter Autumn of West Plains, grandson Dustin Braynard and wife Krystal of Saint Louis; great grandson, Brody Smith of San Fransisco, great granddaughters, Miranda Wright and husband Jessie of West Plains, Megan Mitchell and husband Stuart of Mountain Grove, step great granddaughter, Courtney Daves of Thomasville, great great grandson, Braxton Wright of West Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harrold; one brother, Robert Perkins; three sisters, Edith Gabbard, Arva Joyner, Delta Anderson; and one granddaughter, Sandra Braynard.

She was raised in Paris, Arkansas where she graduated from high school. She met her husband Harrold in 1940 at Fort Smith, Arkansas and later married in 1947 after he returned from the war. She was such a good wife, mother, and later pastor’s wife. She loved people and studying and teaching the Bible. Her favorite hobbies were drawing and painting. She will be missed very very much.

Delores Esther Ratterree Turner was born Sep 27, 1939 in Norwood to John and Florence (Owens) Ratterree. She passed into heavenly peace Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Mercy hospital in Springfield with her family around her. Delores married Shirley Turner on August 31, 1957. This union of 55 years was blessed with five children. Her life’s call was caring for her family and home as well as helping her husband in ministry.

Delores was a 1957 graduate of Mountain Grove High School. She took courses in elementary education from Southwest Missouri State University and Drury College while serving as a teacher’s assistant at Mountain Grove Elementary School. Delores also cared for many children in her home. She enjoyed being home tending to her flowers, reading and sewing. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have enjoyed beautiful quilts, dresses, wedding gowns, hand embroidered pillowcases, costumes and stuffed animals stitched with love. If Delores knew they were coming, she would have their favorite meal or desert ready for their visit. Whether a bed time story or as a Sunday School teacher, she could make a story come to life. From childhood she loved music and as an adult she has blessed many with her beautiful alto voice.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents Rev. John and Florence Ratterree; her daughter Debbie Turner Worley; two sons-in-law, Clinton Worley and Ted Wagner; two grandchildren, Melissa Worley and Travis Wagner; and her brother David Ratterree.

She leaves behind her husband Rev. Shirley Turner of Mountain Grove; one son Dale Keith Turner (Chris) of West Plains; three daughters, Ledena Wagner Romano (Joe) of Summersville; Dr. Linda Howell (John) of Paducah, KY, and Beth Zeitler (Dave) of Fenton; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Worley Gossard, Stephanie Worley Cornman, Stacie Turner Compton, Ashley Turner Rains, Andria Wagner Wall, Alisha Wagner Favazza, Mackenzie Wagner, Donald Worley and J.C, Worley; 11 great-grand children; 3 brothers Rev. Don (Maxine) Ratterree, Rev. John (Brexine) Ratterree and Rev. Jerry (Irene) Ratterree all of Mountain Grove; two sisters Edna Oliphant and Naomi (Don) Dugger, both of Hartville; and numerous other dear family and friends.

Delores wrote a letter to her children telling them they were her greatest earthly treasures. Other things dear to her heart was making children feel loved and offering ministry of peace through music. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wright County Children’s Home or to St. John’s Harp Ministry.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church, Mountain Grove, Missouri. Burial will be in Bethel Chapel Cemetery, Norwood, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Wright County Children’s Home or Harps for the Heart, in care of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hartville, Missouri 65667. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Hartville, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhowe.com.

Funeral services for Margaret Grace Alvis, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Miss Alvis died at 3:00 a.m., Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the West Vue Nursing Center. She was born September 13, 1925 at Bristow, Oklahoma to William Solon and Bertha Louise Allen Alvis. In early 1940, the family purchased a farm in Howell County near Moody, Missouri; moving to West Plains in October of 1962. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading whatever became available to her, but her favorite topics were travel, history and the Bible. Also, Margaret had a lifelong hobby of writing and beginning in 2008, she wrote a newspaper column for the West Vue Retirement Community. She enjoyed people and had numerous lifetime friends; her life touched hundreds of people. On September 14, 1947, she became a member of the Church of Christ, worshiping with the Moody congregation for fifteen years; and since then, she worshiped with the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains.

She is survived by one brother, Ray Alvis, wife, Fern, Pomona, Missouri; one sister, Freda Mayfield, husband, Ron, Ozark, Missouri; two nieces, Ronda Alvis Barry, husband, Dade, Cheryl Mayfield Hocker, husband, Tom; and one great nephew, Brian Barry, wife, Brittany.

Her parents and one brother, Elmer Alvis, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Wednesday, October 31st, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association or the Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Ashley Kaye Henderson, 26, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Ashley died at 12:42 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center.

Ashley was born June 5, 1986 at West Plains, Missouri to Stanley Henderson and Tracy Collins Henderson Blair. She enjoyed arts and crafts, spending time at the river and loved spending time with her friends and family. Ashley was a Christian.

She is survived by her son, Dylan Cole, West Plains, Missouri; her parents, Stanley Henderson and Tracy Blair, both of West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Benny Henderson and fiancée, Dawn Jazdzewski, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Nicki Henderson and special friend, Brandy Tackitt, West Plains, Missouri; her grandparents, Robert and Pat Henderson, Earl and Candy Collins and Jan Collins, all of West Plains, Missouri; her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

The father of her son, Eric Cole, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 30th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Research or the Family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Billy Joe Stewart, 77, of Eminence passed away Oct. 24 in Eminence.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 PM Saturday, November 3 at the Methodist Church Dining Hall in Eminence under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shannon County Museum Association, PO Box 786, Eminence, 65466.