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Archive for March, 2013

goforthDoris Irene Goforth, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Welcoming her with open arms in heaven was her loving husband of 63 years, Fred.

She was born on August 27, 1915 in Willow Springs, Missouri. to Jess and Nancy Goodman. She married Fred Goforth on January 28, 1933. To this union 11 children were born.

Mrs. Goforth spent most of her life in the Tyrone area. She worked at Angelica for 18 years. She was also a housekeeper at the Texas County Rest Home and Texas County Memorial Hospital. She was a loving housewife and mother.

Doris was saved and baptized at an early age. Most of her life she was an active member of the Tyrone Assembly of God Church where she devoted many hours to vacation Bible school, being a Sunday school teacher and song leader. She was the church clerk for many years. In later years she became a member of Houston Assembly of God Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. Doris loved the Lord with all her heart and loved singing hymns. We take comfort in knowing that she is now singing in the heavenly choir.

Surviving are her children, Doyle Goforth and wife, Marie, of Salem, Missouri; Freda Kell and husband, Bob, of Raymondville, Missouri; Faye Aldridge and husband, Bob, of Springfield, Missouri; Cleta McKinney of Houston, Missouri; Deloris Haney and husband, Harold, of Arnold, Missouri; Dewayne Goforth of Houston, Missouri; Vera Byse and husband, Roy, of Tyrone, Missouri; Trish Neugebauer and husband, Lonnie, of Houston, Missouri; Donnie Goforth and wife, Misty, of Cabool, Missouri; sister, Lucille Christeson, of Cabool, Missouri; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and fourteen great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Fred Goforth; two daughters who died in infancy; her mother and father, Jess and Nancy Goodman; son-in-law, Walter McKinney; three brothers, Ray, Paul and Elmer Goodman; three sisters, Goldia Hurley, Sylvia Herndon and Dorothy Glenn; and great grandson, Gaven French.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Nick Melton presiding. Pallbearers were; Randy Kell, Robert Aldridge, Harold McKinney, Sonny Haney, Terry Goforth and Dusty Goforth. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Shirley Hight, 76 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Survived by her husband Lyle Hight, Sons Jack and Joey Pines, Daughters Janeen Pines-McCray, Cynthia Swoboda, Rhonda Place, Kathy Deiss,Robin Wirth, and Leigh Stansbury, Brothers Bilbert, Harry (Bud), and Selmer Mounce. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Emma “Ford” Mounce and one brother Virgel Mounce.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Saturday in the Peace Lutheran Church.

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

cherryFuneral services for Dennis Duane Cherry, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri, with Reverend Spencer Ray officiating, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Cherry passed away at 11:05 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born October 23, 1930, at Tabor, Iowa, to Albert and Beulah Asman Cherry. He attended West Plains High School and graduated with the Class of 1948. On November 7, 1950, he was married at Hardy, Arkansas, to Irene Bench. After graduation, Dennis worked for his father at OK Tire Shop before joining the United States Navy in 1951. Dennis was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy for thirty years, before retiring back to West Plains in 1981. He was a medical corpsman and served with the Marines during the Korean War; he received the Navy Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and achieved the highest rank of Master Chief. During his military service, he also served in California, Virginia, Rhode Island, Florida, the Philippine Islands, Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Tennessee. At each place they were stationed, Dennis and Irene found a local church where they could serve their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He served the Lord in West Plains at First Baptist Church for many years as a Deacon and teacher of the young married couple’s class. In his later years, he had a special passion for helping those in need through service on the First Baptist Church Benevolence Committee. After retirement, Dennis enjoyed gardening and especially raising delicious tomatoes, which he shared with family and friends. He was a fervent supporter of the Missouri State University Grizzly basketball team and Dennis and Irene were a host family to a basketball player each year. He was one of their most ardent followers until this last year, traveled to every away game as well as attending the home games. However, his greatest joy was found in leading someone to a saving knowledge of Jesus. Anyone who asked how he was doing would hear the reply, “I am blessed” and know that he meant it because of his relationship with the Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, of the family home; two daughters, Cindy Doss, husband, Jack, West Plains, Missouri and Pamela Kinney, husband, Al, Severna Park, Maryland; one sister, Susie Whitsell, husband, Phill; two brothers-in-law, Bob Bench and Junior Bench, wife, Vadna; one sister-in-law, Clara Zell Cherry; seven grandchildren, Rebecca and Sarah Doss, Caleb, Creghton, Grace, Emma and Mia Kinney; and two great-grandchildren, Eve Marie and Ransom Niesen.

His parents and one brother, Jim Cherry, precede him in death.

Mr. Cherry will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Saturday until Noon Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

dinglerMax Dingler, 86, a resident of Mountain Home passed peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Mountain Home with family at his side.

He was born January 27, 1927, in Liberty, Alabama to the late, Corbie and Violet Dingler. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. Max loved sports, fishing, poker and gardening.

Max was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 66 years, Dorothy; his parents; a daughter-in-law, Judy Dingler; five brothers, Carnal, Delmer, William, Calvin and Johnny; two sisters, Mildred and Dollie Mae and a granddaughter, Dawn Kirkland.

Survivors include his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Dingler of Sycamore, Illinois and Max and Alissa Dingler of Houston, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Louise and Jerry Stancil of Mountain Home, Diane and Allen Novotny of Mountain Home and Juanita “Nita” and James Srkala of Katy, Texas; seven grandchildren, Scarlet Brady of Malta, Illinois, Rob Kirkland of New Port Richey, Florida, Wendi Kirkland of Lindenhurst, Illinois, Melanie Beam of Mountain Home, Crystal Novotny of Mountain Home, James Srkala of Spring, Texas and Ashley Dingler of Houston, Texas; seven great grandchildren; the family dog, Tasha and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozark Post 3246 and the United States Army Honor Guard. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Funeral services for Lorene Robinson, 88, Crane, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robinson died at 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born July 28, 1924, at Highland, Arkansas, to Oscar Sherman Smith and Cora Cena Ferguson Smith. On May 19, 1940, she was married at Hardy, Arkansas, to James Bryce Robinson, who preceded her in death September 8, 1988. She was a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts and sewing projects for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Robinson was a Christian and attended Spring Creek Church at Hurley, Missouri.

She is survived by four sons, Bob Robinson, wife, Velma, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Jim Robinson, wife, Sharon, Whetstone, Arizona, Johnny Robinson, Springfield, Missouri and Darrell Robinson, wife, Nancy, Gainesville, Missouri; three daughters, Kathy Foster, husband, Gary, West Plains, Missouri, Tina Bunch, Crane, Missouri and Nina Johnson, husband, Daryl, Longmont, Colorado; seven grandsons; five granddaughters; eight great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; one sister, Cora Ann Neely, Batesville, Arkansas; special heart son, Paul Bishop, wife, Bobbi, Blue Springs, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, husband, three brothers, Leonard, Jesse and Sherman Smith and two sisters, Viola Fuller and Wilma Smith, precede her in death.

Mrs. Robinson will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Thursday until service time in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus of Branson, Missouri and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

snethernGraveside services for Randall Franklin Snethern, 62, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Amy Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Snethern died at 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born February 28, 1951, at Mountain View, Arkansas, to Cecil Edward and Cordie Bell Harris Snethern. He had worked as a welder at D.R.S., enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Snethern was a member of the Mt. Zion Lodge A.F. & A.M. #327.

He is survived by two children, Krista Wiese, husband, David, Willow Springs, Missouri and Keagan Snethern, West Plains, Missouri; the mother of his children, Dwanella Snethern, Caulfield, Missouri; two grandchildren, Harley Wiese and Kahlexza Snethern; two brothers, Jerry Snethern, wife, Joyce Birch Tree, Missouri and J . B. Snethern, Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Louise Roberson, husband, Ronald, West Plains, Missouri and Debra Greeson, husband, Tony, Springfield, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Snethern and Mary Snethern, both of West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, three brothers, Bud, J. C. and Dean Snethern, one sister, Maxine Duncan, brother-in-law, Dail Duncan, two nephews and one great-nephew, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

haightDawn Haight, 66, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Mountain Home.

She was born July 26, 1946, in Johnson City, New York to the late, Leo Kayian and Elizabeth Marie Pickney. Ms. Haight had worked as a clerk for Exxon in Mountain Home. She was a member of the Bar None Cowboy Church near Midway and loved horses, ceramics and fishing. Ms. Haight was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Haight; a daughter, Jennifer Haight and her close friend, Billy Branscum.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Svetlana Haight of Mountain Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Chris Grothe of Mountain Home and seven grandchildren, Justin, Caitlin, Erik and Allison Haight, Aleksandra “Sasha” Kochurova and C. J. and Madison Grothe, all of Mountain Home.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery near Buford with the Rev. Bill Howse officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Bar None Cowboy Church, 44 Arrowleaf Lane, Midway, Arkansas 72651 or Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.

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

adamsFuneral services for Fayne Leland Adams, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Family Life Church, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.

He was born August 6, 1926, at Dora, Missouri, to Lee and Florence Robinson Adams. On September 26, 1948, he was married at Dora, Missouri, to Margaret Juanita Hall, who preceded him in death July 21, 1994. Before his retirement, he was a farmer, school bus driver for Dora Schools and worked for the United States Forestry Department.

He is survived by two children, Jackie Frazier, husband, Dallas, Dora, Missouri and Kelly Adams, Dora, Missouri; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; Vaunda Brown, of the family home; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one daughter, Jo Ellen, one grandson, Kevin, one great-granddaughter, McKayla and three sisters, precede him in death.

Mr. Adams will lie in state from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sweeton Pond Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sweeton Pond Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

cockrumGraveside services for Mary Lue Cockrum, 83, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at Gospel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cockrum died at 3:37 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born August 31, 1929, in Howell County, Missouri, to Walter and Hazel Williams McGoldrick. She graduated from Bakersfield High School and on September 29, 1949, was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to James A. Cockrum, who preceded her in death September 15, 1980. Mrs. Cockrum was employed with International Shoe Company for over thirty years. She also worked at Baxter Lab and was a rural route mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Mrs. Cockrum was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Gospel Hill Church of Christ for many years.

She is survived by one son, Leon Cockrum, wife, Ruth Ann, Pottersville, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sheila Cockrum, Pottersville, Missouri; four grandchildren, David A. Cockrum and family, Pottersville, Missouri, Jamie Cockrum and family, Springfield, Missouri, Leigh Ann Cockrum and family, Dora, Missouri and Courtney Lewis and family, Clarkridge, Arkansas; one sister, Hazel M. Wakeland, Moline, Illinois; special friend, Juanita Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one son, David Lee Cockrum, one brother, Sammy McGoldrick and one sister, Helen McAninch, precede her in death.

Mrs. Cockrum will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Thursday until 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Jack Leroy Welch, 77, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at his home. Born Saturday, April 20, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Joe Welch and the late Bessie Floyd.

He served as a LTC in the Army. He was a Veteran of Vietnam.

He was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.

Survivedby his wife Molly Graham Welch of the home. daughters, Lisa Semler of Malibu, CA and Suzanne Townsen of Shelter Island, NY, sisters, Brenda Coop of Sherwood, AR and Barbara Curzon. Grandchildren Tami, Tabatha, Devin, Shane, Ashley, Dekota, Madison, Micah and Ronit Semler.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, in the Heath Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will start at 1:00pm until service time. Interment will be in Arkansas Veteran’s Cemetery, No. Little Rock, AR., at 1:00pm.

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