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Archive for May, 2013

Dale Eugene Williamson, 63, Mountain View, Missouri, died at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home.

He was born January 25, 1950, at Shenandoah, Iowa, to Robert Dale and Betty Jean Bennett Williamson. He was married November 9, 1968, at Aurora, Colorado, to Gail Sue Coolbaugh, who preceded him in death on March 7, 2013. He was a farmer and worked in the sawmill industry. He enjoyed his farm, cattle, hunting and fishing. Mr. Williamson was a Christian.

He is survived by two children, Dawn Marie Williamson, significant other, Jody Walters, Doniphan, Missouri and Cory Wayne Williamson, wife, Kathleen, Arroll, Missouri; two grandchildren, Derek Wayne Crocker, Jr. and Holly Ann Williamson; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Betty Jean Williamson; one brother, James Williamson, wife, Cindy, Littleton, Colorado; two sisters, Sheryl Sidell, husband, Rick, Doniphan, Missouri and Jeannette Hazelett, Littleton, Colorado; mother-in-law, Maryetta Nolan, Mountain View, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His father, wife and father-in-law, Ralph Coolbaugh, precede him in death.

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

Funeral services for Donald Dale Barr, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Barr died at 11:13 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

He was born March 20, 1923, at Oskaloosa, Kansas, to James Robert Barr and Alice Elizabeth Biddick Barr. He graduated from Thomasville High School with the Class of 1942 and on November 7, 1952, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Loeta Ruth Gunter. Mr. Barr was a veteran having served with the United States Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He attended the Ozarks Honor Flight in October, 2011, with his son, Gary. Before his retirement, he worked as a farmer and a carpenter. He enjoyed gardening, oil painting, flowers, bird watching and his old Ford tractor, but most of all his family. He built a lily pond with rocks from his farm, where he enjoyed many picnics surrounded by his family. Mr. Barr was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ. He was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Loeta Barr, of the family home; two children, Gary Barr, wife, D’Laine and Ruth Neely, husband, Don, all of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brad Barr, wife, Jennifer, Rover, Missouri, Michael Neely, Springfield, Missouri, Alice Alba, husband, Ben, Huntington Beach, California and Allison Neely, West Plains, Missouri; and one great-granddaughter, Bella Bar.

His parents, three brothers, John, Robert and Fred Barr and one sister, Ellen Washington, three sisters-in-law, Temple Barr, Willie Barr and Vivian Barr, one brother-in-law, Edward Washington; and two granddaughters, Nancy Ruth and Angela Michelle, precede him in death.

Mr. Barr will lie in state from 2:00 p.m., Wednesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cemetery or Disabled American Veterans, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Donald Dale Barr, 90, West Plains, Missouri, died 11:13 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Funeral services for Donald Dale Barr will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with interment in Elk Creek Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Barr will lie in state from 2:00 p.m., Wednesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Creek Cemetery or the Disabled American Veterans and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Brinda Irene Reed, 61, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed died 2:50 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Gainesville Health Care Center, Gainesville, Missouri.

She was born January 26, 1952 at Clarksville, Arkansas to the late Monte “Shine” and Hazel Irene Nichols Bankston. On January 27, 1970, she was married at Asheville, North Carolina to Jack Lee Reed who preceded her in death on May 5, 2013. She was a member of the Church of Christ having attended the AB Church of Christ which she loved. Mrs. Reed was a loving wife and mother; she loved her family. Her family will miss her dearly.

She is survived by three children, Amy Kimbrough, husband, Phillip, Peace Valley, Missouri, Susan Allen and Ryan Reed, both of West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brock Kimbrough, Allison Kimbrough, Brenden Kimbrough, Mariah Allen and Malachi Allen; two brothers, Donnie Bankston, Dardanelle, Arkansas and Ray Bankston, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Ellen Grisham, husband, Larry, West Plains, Missouri and Beverly Richardson, husband, Jerry, Alton, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, and one brother, Harvey Bankston, precede her in death.

Mrs. Reed will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28th until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Homeland Cemetery. 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.

Jeanie Kay Apple, at the age of 63, went to take her place among the angels and beside her Lord and Savior on May 22, 2013.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM May 27 at Yarber Mortuary, with services at 10 AM Tuesday, May 28, with interment at Veterans Cemetery in Mountain View.

She was born October 11, 1949 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Alfred and Violet (Crooks) Ross. On July 25, 1970, she married the love of her life, Bill Apple. To this union three children were born, Kimberly, Tawnya, and Bryan.

Early in Bill and Jeanie’s marriage, she stood beside Bill as a military wife. This continued as she shared her passion for the ministry working right alongside her husband and following the Lord wherever he called them to go. They traveled from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas spreading the Word of God. She babysat numerous children in her home, and considered herself their “Nanny Apples”. She worked for the Mountain View School District and also as a waitress. She loved her work and considered it a joy rather than work. She loved to serve others, something she believed was put on her heart to do.

Jeanie was a lifelong member of the Nazarene church. She not only took the role of pastor’s wife, but was also a missionary president for several years. She was a Sunday school teacher and worked in the children’s ministry. She enjoyed her Sunday school children very much and treated them as her very own.

Jeanie will especially be remembered for her role as a loving and supportive wife and mother. Her role as “Nanny Apples” extended to her many grandkids and great granddaughter is something she treasured with all her heart.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry Barksdale.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Apple, of the home, who loved her as much as life itself; two daughters, Kimberly Cummings and husband, Dale, of Mountain View and Tawnya Thompson and husband, Jim, of Pomona, MO; one son, Bryan Apple and wife, Mandy, of Mountain View; six grandchildren, Baily Brockelbank and husband, Christopher, Jarrett, Tyler, Marlee, Kaylyn, and Natalie; one great granddaughter, Addison; and two sisters, Mary Shubkagel and husband, Charles, of Independence, MO and Debby Ross of Kansas City, Kansas.

Mrs. Cleo Walker, age 79, of Rolla, Missouri, passed away May 24, 2013 at home.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Walker and sons, John and David Walker.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Licking United Methodist Church.

Service for Mrs. Cleo Walker will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Licking United Methodist Church.

Interment will be in Licking Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Licking United Methodist Choir.

Tommy “Tucker” Wing, 76, of Gepp passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Mountain Home.

He was born February 8, 1937, in West Lake, Louisiana to the late Dalton Joseph and Anna Pillie Wing. Tommy was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the _ war. He relocated to the family farm in Gepp in 1959 from West Lake, Louisiana. After his military service he was a ferry pilot on Norfork Lake for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for 10 years. Tommy was the owner of Wing’s Quail for 10 years and a cattle farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henderson and was a school board member of the Viola Public Schools for several years. Tommy was an avid hunter and especially loved foxhound hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 47 years, Truda Wing; a brother, Bud Wing and two grandchildren, Michael Tackitt and Tori Taffar.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Liles Wing of Gepp; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorry and Larry Harris of Gepp, Deborah and Kenny Tackitt of Alton, Missouri and Cindy and Terry Johnson of Henderson; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Daniel and Brandy Liles of Mountain Home; a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Amanda and Brett Perry of Mountain Home; two sisters, Alene Closky and Vera Mobley, both of West Lake, Louisiana; 11 grandchildren, Dara McCullough, Angela Turner, Rebecca Hurtt, Dustin Tackitt, Brent Tackitt, Selena Johnson, Kaleb Johnson, Tommy Taffar, Shana Taffar, Elaine Taffar and Joni K. Taffar; three great grandchildren, Aleah Bates and Dyllin and Traben Hurtt and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be J.A. Walker, Donnie Gene Walker, Junior Hickman, Bo Renfro, Tim Adams and Harold Dean Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hubbell, Dustin Tackitt, Brent Tackitt, Kaleb Johnson, Angela Turner, Dara McCullough, Rebecca Hurtt and Selena Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Henderson.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church Henderson. Burial will be in the Custer-Herron Cemetery near Henderson under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Donna Sue Bailey, 62, West Plains, Missouri, died at 1:10 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born August 2, 1950, at Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Joe and Marie Babcock Smith. She was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan. Mrs. Bailey was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Burt Bailey, wife, Deneen, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jessica and Anthony; three brothers, Jim Smith, Phoenix, Arizona, Ray Fusilier and Ed Fusilier, both of West Plains, Missouri; and two sisters, Linda Lindsey, West Plains, Missouri and Mary Lou, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Her parents and partner, Bill Mandigo, precede her in death.

Burial was in the South Fork Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Grace Elizabeth Lampitt, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at Mackey Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lampitt died at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born February 20, 1920, in Howell County, Missouri, to William Henry Stoke and Edith Moss (Buren) Stoke. After graduating from Willow Springs High School with the Class of 1937, she attended the William Rockhill Nelson Art Institute and the Norman Feather School of Art in Kansas City. She was employed for several years in the field of commercial art in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. On March 6, 1953, she was married at Kansas City, to Albert Edward Lampitt, of Chicago. They made their home in Chicago, where she was active in the garden club; winning a number of ribbons for her designs. In retirement, she moved with her husband to the Branson area. She was a volunteer at the hospital and wrote feature and human interest articles for several local publications. Mrs. Lampitt was of the Presbyterian faith and in her early years, was active in the young adult division of her church and was artist for the church publications.

She is survived by one sister, Helen Wilborn, husband, Sam, West Plains, Missouri; two step-daughters, Barbara Carter, husband, Bill, Ramsey, Illinois and Susan Magnetta, husband, Ernest, Lombard, Illinois.

Her parents and husband precede her in death.

Mrs. Lampitt will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Thursday until noon Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Glenn Sheley, 63, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born July 12, 1949, in Rockford, Illinois to Garth and Clara Sheley.

Glenn was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Sheley.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Cali Sheley of Mountain Home; a son, Matthew Sheley and his fiancé, Tina Pizzimenti of Flippin; four daughters and two sons- in -law, Amy Weiner of Springfield, Missouri, Tanya and Randy Boulware of Bolivar, Missouri, Sara Sheley of Springfield, Missouri and Amy and Sammy Rosa of Vermont; his parents, Garth and Clara Sheley of Promise Land; one brother and sister in-law, Steve and Marsha Sheley of Rockford, Illinois; three sisters and brothers- in-law, Colleen and Bill Stephenson of Mountain Home, Darcie and Joseph Didden of Oakland and Doreen and Bill Plimmer of Mountain Home and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Promise Land Church.

Memorials can be made to the Sheley family, 139 CR 101, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

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