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Archive for January, 2013

Funeral services for Betty Dewey, 75, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Guy Scaggs and Orbrie Crosnoe Scaggs, on March 5, 1937 in Hope, Arkansas and died January 17, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage September 3, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Frederick D. Dewey, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Phillips and husband, Kenneth, Peace Valley, Missouri; two sisters, Dora Markum, West Plains, and Mary Scaggs, Bellevue, Washington; seven grandchildren. Tiffany Dusenbury, Springfield, Missouri, Joshua Dusenbury and Philisha, West Plains, Michael Dusenbury, Peace Valley, Missouri, Christopher Dusenbury, Dyersburg, Tennessee, Anthony Phillips, Peace Valley, Missouri, Megan Toulas and husband, Shane, Peace Valley, Missouri, and Katlyn Phillips, Peace Valley, Missouri and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and two brothers, Carl Scaggs and Johnnie Scaggs.

She had attended the Church of Christ of Thomasville, Missouri. She loved to fish and spend time with all of her friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.carterfuneralhomeinc.com.

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

Funeral services for Chloa Sarah Sanders, 98, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Glen Murray and Reverend Dennis McGinley officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Edward James Bridges and Una Mae Martin Bridges, on August 20, 1914 in Viola, Arkansas and died January 17, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage August 20, 1932 in Sturkie, Arkansas to Albert M. Sanders, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Wanda Lee Roberson and husband, Carl, West Plains, William “Eddie” Sanders and wife, Donna, Springfield, Missouri, Ruby Roberson and husband, Alten, Holden, Missouri, and Vera Sanders, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Austin Bridges and wife, Della, Moko, Arkansas; one sister, Koma Kerin, Hanford, California; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren, and twenty-one great great granchildren, and several step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, Albert Leon Sanders; six brothers, Edward Bridges, Sam Cantrell, Bill Cantrell, Adrian Cantrell, Earl Cantrell, and T.J. Cantrell; three sisters, Cecil Mae Martin, Hazel Faye Freeman, and Louetta Reeves.

She was a charter member of the United Freewill Baptist Church in West Plains. She loved to garden and work with her flowers. She also enjoyed quilting and traveling, having visisted all 48 states. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with all her family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or United Freewill Baptist Church Fund, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

Graveside services for Anna Mae Jackson, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jackson died at 8:50p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born June 23, 1923, at Manila, Arkansas, to Jake and Victoria Robbins Rice. On December 23, 1939, she was married at Blytheville, Arkansas, to Dewey Odell Jackson, who preceded her in death on June 28, 1995. She loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Jackson had been a member of the United Freewill Baptist Church for several years.

She is survived by her five children, Phyllis Smith, husband, George, Caraway, Arkansas, Linda Wiley, West Plains, Missouri, Michael Jackson, wife, Wanda, West Plains, Missouri, Judy McFadden, husband, Ronnie, Memphis, Tennessee and Robert Jackson, wife, Brenda, West Plains, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, four brothers and three sisters, precede her in death.

Mrs. Jackson will lie in state from 2:00 p.m., Thursday until Noon Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com

Nancy Nadine (Dean) Wiseman Vaughn, age 78, was born September 1, 1934 on Elder Springs Rd in Texas County, Missouri to Porter and Gertie (Hildebrand) Wiseman. She died at her home in Plato, Missouri on January 16, 2013. Nadine is survived by beloved daughters Rhonda Penley and husband Cliff, Renee Morrison and husband Eddie, and Stephanie Weber and husband Albert.

Nadine is also survived by her grandchildren Craig Penley and Erin McCabe and husband Michael, Chastity Towe and Steve Morrison and wife Ashley, and Daniel Weber and wife Rachael, Brandi Dodson and husband Kyle and Chelsea Weber and numerous great grandchildren.

Nadine was the fourth of eight children. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Alma Buckner. She is also survived by her siblings Ida Hudson, Gene Wolfe, Ulah Pursiful, Lois Williams, Porter Wiseman and wife Janet and Jana Williams. She leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

When she was six years old, Nadine was baptized in Christ in Paddy Creek where she lived most of her childhood. Nadine lived in St. Louis for some years during which her daughters were born. They moved to Plato in 1973 where they lived on a farm. The girls recall, with some joy and some trepidation, their responsibilities for various farm livestock. Nadine was a skilled gardener and enjoyed canning her harvest for her family. “She made sure we had green beans that would last for a year!”

Nadine was a devout Christian and an active member of the Plato Christian Church. Among her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing. Nadine loved reading her Bible several times a day. She was a great one to help other people who needed her.

Nadine’s final days were marked by stoicism and courage. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to Long Hollow Cemetery or Gideons, in her honor, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 19, 2013 at Plato Christian Church with Eugene Earp and Landon Justice officiating. Burial was in Long Hollow Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Doyne Elizabeth Smith, 88, of Mountain View, Missouri, departed this life on January 14, 2013 at her home. She was born September 17, 1924 in Mountain View, Missouri, the daughter of Earl T. and Grace M. (Campbell) Walker.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Walker Chapel Cemetery in Mountain View.

Doyne was united in marriage to L.D. “Monk” Smith on October 23, 1942 in Hutton Valley, Missouri. To this union three children were born, Thomas Duane, Norman Jack, and Troye Tanna.

Preceding Doyne in death were her parents; husband, Monk, two brothers, Don and Jack; two sisters, Mary and Phyllis; and one great grandchild, Isaiah.

Survivors include her children, Duane Smith and wife, Norma, of Palmdale, CA; Jack Smith and wife, Charlotte, of Mountain View, and Tanna Reese and husband, Randy, of Mountain View; four brothers, Leon Walker and wife, Ozella, of Mountain View, Bill Walker and wife, Lu, of Beaverton, OR, Max Walker and wife, Kay, of Springfield, MO, and Paul Walker and wife, Millie, of Fair Grove, MO; one sister, Irene Hansen and husband, Carroll, of Willow Springs, MO; eight grandchildren, Brenna, Tracy, Jana, Cheryl, Scott, Steve, Travis, and Shena; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Doyne loved many people and many things, but she loved the Lord first. She also enjoyed painting and gardening. She looked forward to family dinners on Sundays, and playing games with her grandkids.

She will be greatly missed by her family.

A Celebration of Life Service for Virginia M. Bjorgaard, 87, Willow Springs, Missouri, formerly of Oakland, Iowa, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Lighthouse Assembly of God, Willow Springs, Missouri.

Mrs. Bjorgaard went to be with her Lord at 1:40 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, at Willow Care.

She was born April 17, 1925, at Woonsocket, South Dakota, to Joseph and Florence Todd Christensen. Her faith, family and friends defined her life. Virginia was an excellent baker and created elaborate wedding cakes for many family and friends. She loved traveling, camping and fishing.

She is survived by three children, Dale Bjorgaard, wife, Lucy, Susan Ende, husband, Allen and Sandra Anderson, husband, David; eleven grandchildren, Denise, Dennis II, Dee, wife, Cristy, Matthew, Christopher, Joseph, Andrew, wife, Brandi, Kari Powell, husband, Fred, Adam, wife, Rita, Deidre BeVirt, husband, Tomas and David Anderson, wife, Marli; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, June Gregg, Eunice Garrett, husband, Bill, Joyce Cunningham, Delores Christenson and Beverly Kolpin; one brother, Marvin Christensen, wife, Norma; and one brother-in-law, Tom Ault.

Her parents, one son, Dennis Bjorgaard and wife, Ginger; one sister, Mary Jo Ault, one Brother, Alwin Christenson and three brothers-in-law, Wally Gregg, Loren Cunningham and Norm Kolpin, precede her in death.

The family will be receiving their friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Lighthouse Assembly of God, and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main, West Plains, MO 65775. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Roxie Gray, 57 of Williford, Arkansas died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Born Monday, February 14, 1955 in Rolla, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Lovie Barnett and the late Edna Stender Barnett.

Surviving are sons, James Rutledge of Williford, AR, Jeffrey Barnett of Hardy, AR, John Rutledge of Couch, MO and Brian Bettis of Williford, AR, daughter, Juliana Himschoot of Hardy, AR, brothers, Delmond Barnett, Delbert Barnett, Jessie Barnett, Ronnie Barnett and Dave Barnett, sisters, Darlene Matlock and Velda Kossuth.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00pm in the Heath Oak Hill Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Funeral services for Allie Olene “Granny” Lee Adams, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Faith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adams died at 1:50 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.

She was born July 18, 1919, at Gatesville, Texas, to John and Artie Braziel Quicksall. On September 27, 1937, she was married at Levita, Texas, to Henry Montreville Lee, who preceded her in death on December 25, 1992. On April 20, 2004, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Glen Roy Adams, who preceded her in death on July 4, 2009. Granny loved God, her family, going to church, cooking for the church and for family gatherings large and small. She loved gardening, canning, bird watching, sewing, singing church hymns and playing music. She never met a stranger and was everybody’s Granny. Her family was very blessed to have such a pillar of strength and conviction for so many years. In 2012, at 93 years of age, she completed sewing homemade dolls for all of her younger grandchildren and finished writing her life story, which has been printed for her family. Granny was a member of Faith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church for forty years.

She is survived by one son, Robert H. Lee, wife, Karin, West Plains, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Terry Hackworth, husband, Steve, Brandsville, Missouri, Kim Knapp, husband, Todd, Udall, Missouri, Blue Seeley, husband, Brad, Billings, Missouri, Rick Lee, Springfield, Missouri, Craig Lee, wife, Ruthie, Troy Lee, wife, Cynthia, Heidi Rader, partner, Roger Evans, and Robin Nielsen, husband, Jon, all of West Plains, Missouri; twelve great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husbands, one daughter, Doyce Silva and one son, Donald Lee, and all of her siblings, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Fonda E Neal, 91, Pottersville, Missouri, will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Pottersville with the Pastor Jerry Arnold officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Claude Blankenship and Floy Johnson Blankenship, on November 23, 1921 in Alton, Missouri and died January 14, 2013 at her home in Pottersville.

She was united in marriage September 5, 1938 in West Plains, Missouri to Joe C. Brewer who preceded her in death October 8, 1986. She was united in marriage in 1987 in West Plains, Missouri to Kenneth Neal who preceded her in death March 5, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Brewer and wife Daisy, Pottersville, Missouri, Kyle Brewer, Pottersville, Missouri; one daughter, Gail Hand and husband Willard, Pottersville, Missouri; one brother, Dewey Blankenship, Odessa, Missouri; four sisters, Mary Link, Higginsville, Missouri, Sue Lahey and husband Bill, Independence, Missouri, Louise Kingston and husband Ron, Oak Grove, Missouri, Lois Lewis, Plattsburg, Missouri; ten grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; two sons, Kenneth Brewer and Kelly Brewer; one brother, Mather Blankenship; two sisters, Anna June Adams and Wilma Miller.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Pottersville, Missouri.

Family visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday

Burial will be in Many Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Jerry Lee Inman, 59, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Needmore Church of God, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Inman died at 8:07 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born November 9, 1953, at Denver, Colorado, to Paul Carnell Inman and Grace Dormalee Rodgers Inman. On March 11, 1972, he was married at Sycamore, Missouri, to Geneva Phillips. Mr. Inman was a truck driver and a farmer. He loved his kids and grandkids and loved being PaPa. He enjoyed collecting guns, old cars and farming. Mr. Inman was a Christian.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Inman, Dora, Missouri; three children, Jeremy Lee Inman, Candace LeAnn Inman, companion, Bruce Cureton and Jessica Renae Inman, companion, Rocky Uhlmann, all of Dora, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Allison Inman, Dora, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Austin, Lauren, Brandon, Aujah, Alexis, Jaiden, Angelina and Natalie Grace; one brother, David Inman, Gassville, Arkansas; one sister, Paula Pennington, husband, David, Grandview, Missouri; mother-in-law, Georgia Phillips; sister-in-law, Frances Tindell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, two sisters, LouAnn Inman and Barbara Shipley and one brother, Ronnie Inman, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family, Ball Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.