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Archive for October, 2012

A memorial service for Ivan Petrey, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the First General Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Petrey died at 9:55 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2012, at his home after a battle with cancer.

He was born January 19, 1928, at Osage, Oklahoma, to Joseph and Ivory Petrey. On May 14, 1949, he was married at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Mary Kathryn Counts, who preceded him in death on February 1, 2010. After moving to West Plains, Ivan became a Police Officer and retired from DRS (Southwest Mobile Systems) as a security guard at the age of seventy-seven. He enjoyed being outdoors walking, hiking and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He spent his extra time with special friends, Becky McDaniel and Don Collins. Mr. Petrey was a member of Mt. Zion #327 Masonic Lodge and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two children, Stephen Petrey and Donnis Young, both of West Plains; three grandchildren, Jennifer Petrey, husband, Jeramie, of Rockville, Joshua Young, wife Leilani and Michelle Young, husband Michael, both of West Plains; five great-grandchildren, Courtney Schneiter, husband, Daniel, of Appleton City, Hannah Young, of West Plains, Jamie, Joseph and Isabel Gurley, all of Rockville.

His parents, wife, three brothers, Elmer, J.C. and Clyde Petrey, one sister, Betty Jo Collins, one nephew, Dale Collins, one niece Shawna Sanders and one daughter-in-law, Shirley Petrey, precede him in death.

H. James “Jim” Rader, 55, a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the Washington Regional Willard-Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

He was born November 14, 1956, in Findlay, Ohio to Ted and Anna Mae Smith Rader. Jim was a Gideon and a member of the Fellowship of the Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loved music and enjoyed doing research. Jim was intelligent, quick witted and a good listener. He was an Eagle Scout. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Becky Rader; an infant niece, Amber Rasmussen and his mother-in-law, Marilyn Hankins.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Vicki Rader; a son, Charlie Rader of Fayetteville, Arkansas; a granddaughter, Eric Jean Barton of Fort Hood, Texas; his parents, Ted and Anna Mae Rader of Findlay, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Gudmund Rasmussen of Rawson, Ohio; two nieces, Angela Zdawczyk and her husband, Shawn of Findlay, Ohio and Crystal Rasmussen of Rawson, Ohio; three great-nephews, Ezekiel and Zechariah Zdawczyk and Micah Rasmussen; his father-in-law, Don R. Hankins of Dover, Arkansas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Hartsel and Macil Hankins, Kenny and Paula Hankins and Jerry and Freida Hankins all of Dover, Arkansas and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Sang Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the Sang Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Pastor Brian Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Vaughan Skinner, Jim Bass, John Shreve, Scott Allen and Jerry Hankins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fellowship of the Hills Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8402, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 4507, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702 or Washington Regional Willard-Walker Hospice Home, 325 North Longview Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703.

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

Funeral Services for Mr. Virgle Renfrow, age 87, a resident of Summersville, will be Thursday, October 25th at 1:00 PM at the Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Rev. Richard Dement officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Virgle Renfrow will be Wednesday evening October 24, from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery near Summersville.

Graveside services for Mae Vern Sparks, 93, Fordland, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sparks died 1:05 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Westside HealthCare, Marshfield, Missouri.

She was born June 18, 1919 the daughter of Oakley Allen Osborn and Lucy Collins Osborn. On July 3, 1940, she was married at Salem, Arkansas to Kermit Ammon Sparks who preceded her in death on June 2, 1998. During World War II, Mrs. Sparks worked in a defense plant; also, she was employed by the Cudahy Packing Company of San Diego, California and Brown Shoe Company. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Mrs. Sparks was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two children, Darlene Hathcock, Fordland, Missouri and Kermit Sparks, Jr., Vichy, Missouri; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, one grandson, Kermit Sparks, III and her son-in-law, Vanton Hathcock, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 22nd, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

William A. Campbell, II, 71, a resident of Gassville passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Mountain Home.

He was born May 13, 1941, in Mount Airy, North Carolina to the late William Adolphus and Mildred DeYoung Campbell. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany. After his military service Mr. Campbell worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company where he retired after 34 years of service. He relocated to Gassville in March of 2007 from Tampa, Florida. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Shriners, the Masonic lodge in Florida and the Yellville Masonic Lodge 117. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Campbell of Gassville; a son, Eric Campbell of Gassville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Brionne Vredenburg of Flippin; a sister, Nan Boyd and family of Elkin, North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Udo Roncossek and family of Obrigheim, Germany and four grandchildren, Anthony, Ashley, Walker and Claire.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marillyn Schultz officiating. Interment will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.

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

Funeral services for Joseph Edward Brigman, Jr., 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Ron Richardson officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Joseph Edward Brigman, Sr. and Hazel Wells Brigman on May 6, 1925 in Covington, Tennessee and died October 19, 2012 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage March 19, 1950 in Hernando, Mississippi to Artie Mae Thrasher.

He is survived by his wife, Artie Mae Thrasher Brigman, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; two children, Linda Brigman Johnson and husband, Ricky, Corinth, Mississippi, and Tommy Brigman and wife, Christina, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, David Brigman and wife, Rosemary, San Antonio, Texas and Gordon Brigman and wife, Stephanie, Germantown, Tennessee; one sister, Pat Hornsby and husband, Jerry, Germantown, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Brian Brigman and wife Jennifer, West Plains, Missouri, Jason Brigman and wife, Lesley, West Plains, Missouri, Kelly Milligan and wife, Stacey, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Hollie Bishop and husband, Greg, Iuka, Mississippi; seven great grandchildren, Garrett Brigman, Aiden Brigman, Dylan Brigman, and Dakotah Brigman, all of West Plains, Missouri, Chloe Milligan, Bethlehem, Georgia, Christopher Milligan, upper state New York, and Milli Bishop, Iuka, Mississippi; one great great grandson, Ethan Milligan, Bethlehem, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi. He served his country in the United States Navy during WW II. After his service career he was a dairy farmer until his retirement. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and brother, and friend to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Union Hill Cemetery Fund and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Military rites will be performed by the West Plains Honor Guard and the Missouri Funeral Honors Program.

Graveside services for Charles Omrie “Chuck” Falwell, 39, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012 at the New Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Falwell went to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, October 18, 2012 at the University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by his family. He was born December 7, 1972 at West Plains, Missouri to Ron Falwell and the late Jeanne Falwell. Chuck loved computers and spending time with family. He was a Christian.

He is survived by his father, Ron Falwell and special friend, Kathy Howe; two sisters, Rhonda Sanders and Christy Harris, husband, Willie, and one brother, Michael Falwell, wife, Carla, all of West Plains, Missouri; nieces, Ashley and Sara Owenby, Kimberly Driskell, husband, Eric, Tiffany Mann and special friend, Justin McCauley, Allison Mann; nephews, Austin Harris, Nathan Mann and Logan Harris; great nieces, Rylee and Sydnee Driskell; great nephew, Connor McCauley; and several aunts and uncles.

His loving mother, Jeanne Falwell; grandparents, Alice and Omrie Sinclair and Vivian and Charlie Falwell, aunt, Marilyn Fields, nephew, Shawn Wells, nieces, Christina Falwell and Jessica Owenby and cousin, Floyd Andrews, preceded him in death.

Chuck is loved and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21st at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Charles Arthur Adams, 75, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died 7:35 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 in the Ozarks Medical Center. He was born February 10, 1937 in Phelps County, Missouri to Anderson and Emma Della Bailey Adams. Before his retirement, Mr. Adams had been employed in the Sanitation Department for the City of Rolla, Missouri and, also, worked for the grape vendors in the St. James area. He was a member of the Central Calvary Baptist Church of West Plains.

He is survived by his special friends, Bertie and Sharon Pankey, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, three brothers, Robert Adams, Herb Adams and Hubert Squires and three sisters, Pearl Walls, Lenora Barnes and Christinia Faye Finley, preceded him in death.

Mr. Adams will lie in state from 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21st until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Maggie L. Hammond, 90, a resident of Mountain Home formerly of Des Plaines, Illinois passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 8, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Enoch and Goldie Hanson Swanson. Maggie married Lee G. Hammond on September 29, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as an assistant pharmacist for Musket and Hendrickson Pharmacy in Chicago for several years. In 2009 Mr. and Mrs. Hammond relocated to Mountain Home from Des Plaines, Illinois. Maggie loved gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 67 years, Lee G. Hammond and three brothers.

Survivors include a son, Denis Hammond of Mountain Home; a brother, Donald Swanson of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandchildren, Justin L. Hammond of Genoa City, Wisconsin and Ginger L. Hammond of Greeneville, Tennessee and two great grandchildren, Nicole and Nathanael Hammond, both of Genoa City, Wisconsin.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Burial will be private in Jewish Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 774 Long Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

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

Graveside services for Electra Elizabeth Salamone, 9 month old infant daughter of Robert Anthony Salamone and Tiffany Dawn Dusenbury, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012, in the Barnett Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Electra went to be with the angels at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at her home.

She was born January 3, 2012, at West Plains, Missouri, to Robert Anthony Salamone and Tiffany Dawn Dusenbury.

She is survived by her father, Robert Anthony Salamone, West Plains, Missouri; her mother, Tiffany Dawn Dusenbury, Peace Valley, Missouri; four brothers and sisters, Makennzie, Jordan, Daymen and Skyler Dusenbury; grandparents, Kenneth and Sandra Phillips, Peace Valley, Missouri and Beth Case, West Plains, Missouri; uncles and aunts, Katlyn Phillips, Joshua Dusenbury and Philisha Allen, Michael Dusenbury and Amber Mayberry, Christopher Dusenbury, Anthony Phillips, Shane and Megan Tullos and Brandon Yanke and Tia LaFevers; and cousins, Paytin, Ashtin, Landin and Lillian Dusenbury, Denver Phillips and Aaliyah Kerley.

Her great-grandfather, Fredrick Douglas Dewey, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, Monday, October 22, 2012 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.