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Archive for April, 2013

Betty JoAnn Francis, 72 of Hardy, Arkansas died on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

Survived by her husband Lloyn Jr. and sons, Lloyd & Sheryl Francis, III and Richard & Jolene Francis, daughter, Angela & Alvin Francis; 8 grand children; 5 great grand children.

Visitation will be 1:00pm till service time Thursday Funeral service will be held at 2:oopm at Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. Brother Floyd Rikard will be officiating. Arrangments under the direction of Heath Funeral home of Highland.

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

Graveside services for Lou Alice Goss, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goss died at 2:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.

She was born November 22, 1925, at Elijah, Missouri, to Edgar and Jenny Mullins Bridges. On February 1, 1943, she was married at Norwood, Missouri, to J. C. Goss, who preceded her in death on April 24, 2001. Mrs. Goss worked as a CNA at Ozarks Medical Center and West Vue Nursing Center. She was very witty, free spirited and was “Granny” to everyone. Mrs. Goss was of the Baptist faith and had written in her journal that she was saved at a brush arbor in Bakersfield, Missouri one hot and dry summer. She considered herself a “foot washing” Baptist. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her children are comforted and rejoice in the fact that she is in the presence of her Heavenly Father.

She is survived by three children, Vici McCracken, husband, Dean, West Plains, Missouri, Katie DeAtley, husband, Lee, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jim Goss, wife, Patty, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Mike DeAtley, Kelly Waggoner, Jennifer Harris, Jason DeAtley, Jody Watson, Mindy Hoopes and Jacob Goss; eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed V. Bridges, wife, Freda, Bakersfield, Missouri; one sister, Ruby Adams Grisham, Sodus, Michigan; two sisters-in-law, Ina Bell Lowrance and Esther Goss, both of Springfield, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, daughter, Peggy Lynn Goss and two sisters, Lynn Coffman and Bonnie Davis, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Bunnie Mae Lovan, 68, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lovan died at 7:10 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born March 14, 1945, at Amarillo, Texas, to A. T. Odneal and Nadena Page Odneal. On October 29, 1983, she was married at Amarillo, Texas, to Joe L. Lovan. Mrs. Lovan was a homemaker and had worked as a checker at Wal-Mart for several years.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Lovan, of the family home; three children, Annette Coats, husband, Vaughn, Madison, Alabama, Doug Lovan, wife, Corrina, Lorenzo, California and Leland Lovan, Miami, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donna Scott, husband, Danny, LaGrange, Georgia.

Her parents, one son, Stacy (George) Stone and two sisters, Jimmie Edward and Bobbie Lucas, precede her in death.

Graveside services for Jerry Eugene Shanks, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Stuart Union Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Shanks died at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born November 28, 1941, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Aubra and Eunice May DeLarm Shanks. On October 10, 1981, he was married at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Carolyn Wheatley, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2009. Mr. Shanks was a veteran having served in Germany with the United States Army, and before his retirement he was employed with Amyx Manufacturing. He loved his daughters and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Shanks was a Christian.

He is survived by two daughters, Heather Shanks and Stacy Peardon, husband, John, all of Willow Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kacie, Kailey and Kyra Shanks, Kyle and Dayton Murdy and Mariah and Miley Peardon; two brothers, Bob Shanks, Willow Springs, Missouri and Bill Shanks, wife, Edith, Jacksonville, Alabama; two sisters, Pauline Pyatt, husband, John, West Plains, Missouri and Truda Wood, husband, David, Pomona, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, sister-in-law, Elaine Shanks and brother-in-law, J. D. Smith, precede him in death.

Mr. Shanks will lie in state from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at ww.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Ray Charles Barnett, 25, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, with Chris Yarbrough officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

Eldora Lavone Duffey, 86, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on April 23, 2013 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. She was born on February 23, 1927 to William and Audrey Radabaugh in Jackson County, Ohio.

Visitation will be Monday April 29, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with services Monday April 29, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary.

Interment will be at Oak Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to VFW Post 3009, Mountain View.

Eldora, “Peggy”, graduated high school and married shortly after and had a son, Michael Lee Garrison. She then married Denver Harding Duffey on July 13, 1957 in Richmond, Indiana and six children were added to the family.

She is survived by six children, Dale and wife, Myrna, of Yuba City, CA, Danny and wife, Karen, of Dayton, OH, Debbie Schmidt and husband, Mark, of Lafayette, LA, Mark and wife, Colleen, of Albuquerque, NM, Steve and wife, Evelyn, of Mountain View, and Reeva Nickerson and husband, Gary, of Sedalia, MO; 13 grandchildren, Michael, Mathew, Dalena, Irene, Abby, Jenny, Julie, Wendy, Stephanie, Steven, Ginger, Audrey, and Clint; and great grandchildren, Mattison, Ian, Faith, Gaige, Robley, Jase, Tommy, Justyn, Hunter, and Riley.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, William and Audrey; husband, Denver; one brother, Billy Stringer; one sister, Betty Stringer; and one son, Michael Lee Garrison.

Peggy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Summersville, Missouri.

Peggy loved her family, cooking, making candy, sewing, crocheting, and making fudge. But most of all, she loved to go on adventures with her son, Steve.

Peggy loved life and lived it to the fullest. She will be greatly missed.

A visitation service for Everett Leon Pitcock, Sr. 70, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Pitcock died at 3:57 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born March 5, 1943, atCoweta, Oklahoma, to Charles Everett (Charlie) Pitcock and Leila Ellen Beard Pitcock. He graduated from West Plains High School. Mr. Pitcock was a veteran having served in the Army National Guard as a specialist 4th Class and was an automobile mechanic.

He is survived by one son, Everett Pitcock, Jr., special friend, Jennifer Conner, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Norma E.Grisham, of the State of Arkansas and Purna Roberts, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and two sisters, Bonnie Burnley and Gertrude Gregory Crites, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or American Heart Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Joshua Howard Holesapple, 32, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Pomona Christian Church, Pomona, Missouri, with Marcus Allen, Chad Talbot and Jeremiah Woodring officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

A special fund has been set up at the Great Southern Bank in West Plains for his daughters, Larissa, Allison, and Meagan Holesapple. Checks may be made payable to Laurie Holesapple, as the account has been set up in a special account for daddy’s girls.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pomona Christian Church in Pomona, Missouri.

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

Michael Lyn York, age 55, son of Raymond and Marie (Bates) York was born

December 25, 1957 in Pulaski County, Missouri. He passed away April 22, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Mike grew up in the Roby-Plato area and attended school there. He graduated from Plato High School in 1976. He worked as a Cement Mason in St. Louis.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife Virginia of Perryville, MO; his son Shane York of Roby, MO; stepsons, James Hood and David Hood of Perryville, MO, Brad Johnson of Fredericktown, MO and Glenn Johnson of Hillsboro, MO; one daughter Tara Bressie of Roby, MO; 6 grandchildren: Jonathan Bressie, Austin Bressie, Miah Bressie, Destiny York, Blake York, and Shaynna York; 9 step grandchildren: Hannah Hood, Lydia Hood, Rachel Hood, Adrian Hood and Logan Hood, Landen Johnson, Braden Johnson, Layla Johnson and Rebecca Johnson; his mother Marie York of Plato, MO, two brothers, Donald York of Newburg, MO and Ronald York of Plato, MO, one sister Janet Vestal of Licking, MO; numerous other family members and many friends made throughout the years.

Mike was a great lover of adventure. If you mentioned going somewhere just for fun, he was ready. Hopping on his beloved Harley riding around the country-side with family or friends was high on his list of favorite things. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, anything to do with outdoors. He was often found “tinkering”. From his youth up he would take something apart to see how it worked and then try to put it back together to see if it would still work! This could often have devastating results. Help had to be sought, but because of his perseverance he learned well and could be trusted to get it back together so it really would work and even work better.

Mike had a good sense of humor, was fun-loving, and sometimes maybe even a little onery. Watch out, ‘cause you never knew what he might be up to, but it was always done in fun.

He was a wonderful Son, Father, Husband and Brother and Uncle. He cared deeply for his family, and how he loved to be with his kids and those special grandkids. Nothing was as important as family. He looked forward to times with them and keeping up with their activities.

Mike will be missed by all who knew and cared for him.

Visitation will be Saturday April 27th, 9-11 AM in the Roby Baptist Church. Services will be Sat. April 27th at 11 AM in the Roby Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Palace Cemetery, Plato, MO.

Coy Don Powell, 64 of Hardy, Arkansas died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at VA Hospital Memphis, TN. in Memphis, Tennessee.

Born Saturday, October 9, 1948 in Tyronza, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Coy Powell and the late Daphney Faulkner.

He served in the Army from 1969 until 1969. He was a Veteran of Vietnam receving the Purple Heart.

A memorial service will be held at 6;00pm Friday at First Baptist Church of Hardy. Arrangements under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland.

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