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Archive for May, 2013

Edward T. House, 77, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Gassville Therapy and Living Center.

He was born to the late Herbert Edward and Helen May Walker House on January 2, 1936, in Kansas City Missouri.

Mr. House is survived by his wife, Gail Kasuls House of Mountain Home, three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Jo House of Warsaw, Missouri, James and Elizabeth House of Theodosia, Missouri and Robert and Sandy House of Blue Springs, Missouri. Mr. House is further survived by his two children, Debra Lynn House and Edward Elliott House, both of New Mexico and a granddaughter, Sarah House of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Ann House in an automobile accident in 1995.

Mr. House attended public schools in Kansas City and Raytown, Missouri and graduated from Maple Woods College and Avila University with Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. House was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church of Mountain Home. He was a member of Rotary International, a Paul Harris Fellow, Ivanhoe Masonic Temple of Kansas City, The Scottish Rite, and Ararat Shrine of Kansas City.

Mr. House served as a career police officer and administrator for 40 years at the Kansas City Police Department, Chief of Police for the Claycomo Police Department, Chief Deputy for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Parole/Probation Officer for the State of Arkansas. He served as a city councilman for three terms, and was elected as Mayor of Mountain Home and retired December 2006 at 71 years of age.

He was an Army Veteran serving from 1954-1957. While serving as the mayor and councilman in Mountain Home, he was active in the development of the downtown city park which contained the Vet’s Wall, Public Safety Monument, and other markers which are celebrated annually.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Hopewell Baptist Church with the Reverend Louis Stephens officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 54 County Road 608, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

Ed Lawrence went home to be with angels on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. He passed away at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri. Ed was born October 28, 1925 in Pineville, Louisiana, the son of Napoleon and Annie (Nunlee) Lawrence.

Visitation will be held Friday May 31, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Interment will be at Corinth Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO.

From a previous marriage Ed fathered four sons; James Edward, Jerry Kenneth, David John, and Richard Allen. Ed was married on August 21, 1959 to Bertha Marie Goodwin. In addition, Ed and Bertha adopted six children; Donna Jean, Charles Earl, Mary, Trevor Reed, Trent Russell, and Chrystal Michelle.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Marie; wife Bertha; two brothers, Louie and Napoleon; one son James Edward Lawrence; and one grandson, Daniel Edward Wade.

Survivors include his children, Jerry Lawrence and wife Barbara, Lake Sherwood, MO, David Lawrence, Sunset Hills, MO, Richard Lawrence and wife Antoinette “Sis”, Jonesburg, MO, Donna Pinnel, Mountain View, Charles Lawrence, Warrenton, MO, Mary (Lawrence) Wright and husband Dale, Jonesburg, MO, Trevor Lawrence, Mountain View, Trent Lawrence, O’Fallon, MO, and Chrystal Lawrence, Mountain View; one sister Janie (Lawrence) Tatum; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

Ed loved his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years. In recent years he hardly ever missed a St. Louis Cardinal radio broadcast.

Funeral services for Raymond W. Harrison, 86, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Harrison died at 3:28 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or New Hope Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. A complete obituary may be viewed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Tava Mildred Summers, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Summers died at 10:27 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Brooke Haven Health Care.

She was born July 11, 1916, at Gunter’s Valley in Howell County, Missouri, to Walton Samuel Gilliam and Blanche Lea Bennett Gilliam. She attended the Barnett School and on May 18, 1941, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Byron Rayborn Summers, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1998. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband on their farm as cattle breeders; and together, they were the owners/operators of Summers Grocery on St. Louis Street in West Plains. She had been a member of the PTA at Carmichael School and loved to garden and raise flowers. Mrs. Summers became a Christian as a young girl and had been a member of Bennett Chapel and later Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Faucett, Arlington, Virginia and Kay Lang, husband, Gus, Granite City, Illinois; two grandchildren, Tony Roome, Springfield, Missouri and Susan Lang, Granite City, Illinois; one aunt, Madge Herndon, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Everett Summers, wife, Pat, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one infant grandson, Joseph Lang, two sisters, Vida Burk, husband, Doyle Burk and Alta Lee Gilliam, and two brothers-in-law and their wives, Waymon and Verda Summers and Cecil and Louise Summers , precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Barnett Cemetery or Hospice Compassus, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Steven Craig Compton, 59, Drury, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Compton died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born February 17, 1954, on Elgin Air Force Base at Fort Walton Beach, to Marvin Compton and the late Elsa Adkins Compton. Mr. Compton was a veteran having served in the United States Navy and was a retired law enforcement officer. On November 1, 1995, he was married at Trenton, Florida to Theresa Cantrelle. He was a history buff and was very patriotic; he loved horses and old westerns. Mr. Compton was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Compton, of the family home; three step-children, Angel Taylor, husband, Jim Winter Garden, Florida, Ann Hall, husband Andrew, Gentryville, Missouri and Ray Allen, wife, Heather, Hernando, Florida; four step-grandchildren, Michael Allen, Lindsay Roye, James Taylor and Rayanna Taylor; his father, Marvin Compton, Tomball, Texas; one sister, Kay Overand, husband, Allan, Tomball, Texas; one niece Heather Powell and her son, Chance.

His mother precedes him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Othel “Jack” King, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Ed Hopkins officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Calton King and Alice Pauline Willard King, on December 11, 1940 in Brandsville, Missouri and died May 29, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage April 15, 1971 in Clay County, Missouri to Joyce Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Johnson King, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three chiildren, Jacky King of Kansas City, Kansas, Cheryl Brown and husband, Dean, Salem, Arkansas, and Allen King and wife, Alea, West Plains, Missouri; six brothers; four sisters; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He attended the Center of God Church in West Plains, Missouri. He was employed with DRS for over 25 years. He love hunting, guns and gun repair. He also enjoyed bowling and horseshoes, in which he had won several trophies. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather, and friend to many, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

Georgia Faye Barton, age 63, daughter of Blanche Crump was born August 12, 1949 in St. Louis, MO. She passed away May 27, 2013 in her home in Houston, MO.

Georgia grew up in the St. Louis area and raised her family in the area.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son Jason Harris, and two brothers, Francis Harrington and Vernon Harrington.

She is survived by her husband Leroy Barton of the home; one daughter Brenda Accardi and husband Tony of St. Louis, MO and one son Ray Harris and wife Natalie of St. Louis, MO; 4 grandchildren and one sister Shirley Buckingham of St. Louis, MO.

Georgia loved to cook and always was ready to feed anyone who came to visit.

Georgia was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. The joy of her life was having her children and grandchildren visit. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Services were Wed. May 29th at 3:00 PM in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor David Barbee officiated with burial in Friendship Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com

Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Mrs. Geraldine Faye York, age 62, of Raymondville, Missouri, passed away May 28, 2013 at home.

She is survived by her husband, Bill York and sons, Greg and Keith York.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Service for Mrs. Geraldine York will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Interment will be in McMahan Cemetery in Licking, Missouri.

Steven Craig Compton, 59, Drury, Missouri, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services for Steven Craig Compton will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.

The Family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2nd at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Melodie Cheryl Ratcliff, 63, Pomona, Missouri, died at 11:05 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

She was born September 13, 1949, at Compton, California, to Robert and Mary Sisemore. In 1972, she was married at Reno, Nevada, to Bennie Ratcliff. Mrs. Ratcliff was a Christian.

She is survived by her husband, Bennie Ratcliff, of the family home; one daughter, Mary Francis, husband, David, Pomona, Missouri; seven grandchildren and one on the way.

Her parents and one sister, precede her in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.