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Archive for April, 2013

Barbara Jean Dunlap, 74, of Mountain View, Missouri died April 22, 2013 at her home. Barbara was born January 28, 1939 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to Dorsey Edward and Josephine (Ussery) Fisher.

Barbara was united in marriage to Billy Eugene Dunlap on August 8, 1964 in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shawna A. Dunlap; two brothers, Dorsey, Jr. and Brian; and one sister, Wanda Foust.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Dunlap, of the home; sons, Eric E. Dunlap, Heber Springs, AR, Jason E. Dunlap, Cambridge, CA, and Aaron Jacob Dunlap, Mountain View; daughter, Ashton Mackenzie Burleson, Lawton, OK; one brother, Bobby Fisher, Heber Springs, AR; three sisters, Debbie Ogle, Stevens City, VA, Lynn McLaren and Glynn Martindill, both of Heber Springs, AR; and two grandchildren, Meagan and Michael.

Barbara worked as receptionist for her husband’s dental office for 40 years. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her rose bushes. She was a wonderful wife and mother who will be greatly missed.

Gary Moses, 56, of Mountain Home passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 in Mountain Home.

He was born in Chicago, Ill on September 27, 1956 to the late Frederick and Rose Marie Moses.

Survivors include his aunt Arlene Moses of Mountain Home and Cousin Bobbie Dillard of Mountain Home.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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

Funeral services for Lorene Elizabeth Barrett, 90, West Plains, Missouri, formerly of Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Frank Mulford, of Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri.

Mrs. Barrett went home to be with her Lord at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her home.

She was born August 11, 1922, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Elza Hopkins and Clara Fox Hopkins. On January 16, 1939, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to John Clinton Barrett, who preceded her in death on December 31, 2003, they lived in the Springfield/Ash Grove area for fifty-nine years; they also enjoyed warm winters in Bell Glade, Florida. Lorene enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was known for her radiant smile and her vibrant joy, love and laughter, which touched all who knew her. Mrs. Barrett was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by four children, Dr. John C. Barrett, Jr., West Plains, Missouri, Russell L. Barrett, wife, Nancy, Springfield, Missouri, Mary Eloise Jenkins, husband, Ronald, Springfield, Missouri and Rebecca J. Thomas, husband, Bill, Walnut Creek, California; ten grandchildren, Brenda Anson, Springfield, Missouri, Gary Duncan, Palm Springs, California, Randy Jenkins, Grand Prairie, Texas, Danny Duncan, Centerburg, Ohio, Bradley Barrett, Republic, Missouri, Ronda Barney, Gainesville, Virginia, Bryan Duncan, Walnut Creek, California, Dawnn Barrett, Independence, Missouri, Jenniffer Rose, Morrisville, Missouri and Jeannette Serrano, Branson, Missouri; twenty great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Vera Cleo Bailey, Vacaville, California and Vivian Stringfellow, Hernando, Mississippi; one brother, Edward Hopkins, wife, Jewell, Pottersville, Missouri.

Her parents, husband and one brother, Charles Hopkins, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., to 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, followed by a family gathering at Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, with services officiated by Reverend Edward Hopkins of Hope of Glory Church, West Plains, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. All are invited to come to both services if they would like. We know some will need to leave after Funeral Service and we wish them a safe trip home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Barbara A. Hammond Provow, 66, West Plains died April 22 at her home in West Plains.

Funeral services will be at 2 PM Thursday, April 25, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, with Pastor Keith Combs officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of West Plains.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, April 24 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains.

Burial will be in State Line Cemetery in Fulton County, AR under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Martha Jean Parks passed away on April 3, 2013 at Cherokee Village. She was the loving wife of fifty years, Verlon Earl Parks. Loving mother to Bruce (Lisa) and doting Grandmother to Kandace, Holly, Joshua and Katie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Bill and Emmett Coleman. In addition to her husband, son and grandchildren she is survived by Two brothers, Bob (Ollie) and Edward (Ginger) Coleman along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday in Heath Oak Hill Chapel of Highland.

Barbara A. Hammond Provow, 66, West Plains, died April 22, 2013 at her home in West Plains.

Funeral services for Barbara A. Hammond Provow will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Keith Combs officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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

Visition will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in State Line Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Lefel Wayne King, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. King died at 1:03 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born December 3, 1927, at Dawt, Missouri, to Evert R. King and Alta Hodgson King. The youngest of eight children, he grew up around Dawt Mill, joined the United States Navy in 1946, and served on an aircraft carrier until his Honorable discharge in 1948. On June 6, 1951, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Naomi Faye Sanders, who preceded him in death on October 2, 2005 and to their union two daughters were born, Gloria K. Crumpley and Connie Jo Bryson, He was employed as an inspector for the Missouri Department of Transportation from 1953 until 1983 when he retired and began a wonderful life devoted to hunting, fishing, nature photography and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Gloria Crumpley, husband, Jim, son-in-law, David Bryson; grandchildren, Justin Bryson and special friend, Liz Vizier, Ashley Romans, husband, Lucas, Eric Taylor and Kelly Taylor and her son Zarin; special friend, Bettye Watson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will all greatly miss his adventurous spirit and kind nature.

His parents, wife, daughter, Connie Jo Bryson, and his siblings, Velva Lewis, Clyde King, Eldon King, Vesta King, Agnes Rogers, Hershel King, Lonez Williams, Tesley King, Theda King and Lelon King, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clear Springs Cemetery, Dawt, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to OMC Community Foundation Center, Cancer Treatment Center or charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial service/visitation for Mary Margaret Glenn, 98, a longtime resident of West Plains, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Glenn passed away at her home April 20, 2013. She was born in Vernon County, Missouri and spent her childhood on a farm in the Walker community. Margaret graduated from Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College. She was united in marriage to Harold Glenn on the day after her graduation, August 4, 1937. They spent 62 happy years together.

Margaret taught English at Central Junior High in West Plains from 1958 until 1967. She enjoyed teaching and was known by her students as an outstanding teacher. Margaret and Harold owned and operated West Plains Music Store for many years. Margaret was active in the First United Methodist Church where she was an original member of the Elizabeth Group.

Margaret is survived by all four children: Judy Steele, husband, Jim, Henderson, Nevada, Harold Allen Glenn, wife, Susan, Corona, California, Charles Glenn, wife, Carolyn, West Plains, Missouri and Catherine Bray, husband Lloyd “Bud”, West Plains, Missouri; her ten grandchildren, Douglas Duke, Steven Glenn, Derek Duke, Brian Glenn, Jann May, Andrea Glenn Monroe, Kristin Glenn, Kevin Bray, Keith Bray and Justin Bray and her ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Glenn in 1999 and her brother Joseph Hightower in 1960.

Margaret enjoyed her last years at home with the loving support of her care providers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church to support the West Plains Christian Health Clinic, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.robertsondrago.com

Natalie Maxine Dark was born June 3, 1926 to Frederick Palmer Ball and Elzada Mae Boyer Ball in Hunter, MO. Maxine went home to be with the Lord April 21, 2013 at the age of 86.

She married Harris Verlin Dark on July 28, 1946 who preceeded her in death in 2006, after 60 wonderful years.

Maxine taught school at Hardy and Highland for a total of 36 years, retiring in 1988. During many of those years she also taught a Sunday School Class. She believed the key to a good life was to always put God first. Her life was greatly blessed.

She is survived by two children: Frederick (Veronica) Dark of Ames, Iowa and Susan (Sonny) Chaffin of Mammoth Spring, AR. ; three grandchildren: Cedrick Dark, Christina Pedano, Andrea Chaffin and four great grandchildren., Many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also proceeded in death by a brother Melvin Ball.

Visitation will be Saturday at 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Heath Funeral Home of Highland. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at Spring River Baprist Church in Hardy, Brother Floyd Rikard officiating. Interment will follow in Bronaugh Cemetery.

James Marek, 90, a resident of Mountain Home passed peacefully Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Flippin.

He was born September 12, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois to the late, George and Anna Marek. James served his country proudly in the United States Army in World War II.

James was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lillian Sykora.

Survivors include his wife of 65 Years, Eleanor Marek; two sons, Larry Marek of Tennessee and Douglas Marek of Mountain Home; a daughter, Pamela Mizek of Downers Grove, Illinois, and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Connner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.

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