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Archive for May, 2013

Chester Columbus Moore, 97, West Plains, Missouri, died at 11:32 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born November 15, 1915, at Holcomb, Missouri, to Albert and Fronia Miles Moore. He was a Master Ship Builder for Chris-Craft Corporation for thirty years. Mr. Moore was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, his membership currently with West 160 Church of Christ, West Plains, Missouri.

He is survived by two daughters, Emily Genette Carter, Jacksonville, Arkansas and Barbara Ann Reed, husband, Gary, Dyersburg, Tennessee; one brother, Julius (Jude) Moore, State of Washington; twelve grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Geneva Sowell Moore; his parents, one son, Danny, great-grandson, Bobby Lee Short, his twin sister, Hester, twin sisters, Verdia George and Vergie Drew and brother, Herbert Moore.

He was one of four sets of twins born of his mother and father.

Cremation was under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains. A private graveside service will be held at Old Austin Cemetery, Ward, Arkansas.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Kenith P. White, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. White died 4:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2013 at his home. He was born January 21, 1936 at Twin Bridges, Missouri to Harley and Nola Thornton White. On May 25, 1963, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Irene Faye Hensley. Before his retirement, Mr. White had been employed in the maintenance department of the Missouri Department of Transportation for thirty-two years. He loved nature and enjoyed spending time in the out-of-doors. Mr. White was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church and had served as the pastor of the Amy Union Church for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Irene White, of the family home; three children, Branton White, St. Louis, Missouri, Kenitha Aikman, husband, Jim, Kansas City, Missouri and Heather White, San Jose, California; one brother, Dale White, wife, Verna, Willow Springs, Missouri; one sister, Joann Wiese, husband, Arnold, Willow Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and one sister, Elaine White, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Inman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Inman Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Robert E. Wheeler, 79, Babbitt, Minnesota, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Mackey Cemetery, Pomona, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Wheeler passed away Thursday, May 16, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s, Duluth, Minnesota. He was born March 5, 1934, to Rufus Earl and Frances Alabama Ehrich Wheeler in Flandreau, South Dakota. He attended high school in Colcord, Oklahoma and served 20 years in the Air Force where he flew various aircraft logging over 10,400 flight hours including one year with the 360th Tactical Warfare Squadron in Vietnam. He served as interim pastor at Woodland Presbyterian Church, Babbitt, Minnesota, and was pastor of Jesus is Lord Church, Embarrass, Minnesota. As a licensed pastor with the Assemblies of God he pastored an Alaska home missions church in Emmonak, Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bruce Wayne Wheeler and Jordan Star Wheeler; sisters, Mary Frances (Rev. Jack T) Vaughn and Mary Ellen Porter Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Joyce McGreer Wheeler of Babbitt, Minnesota; children, Robert Edward (Brenda Marie) Wheeler, Petersburg, North Dakota, Michael Alan (Deanna) Wheeler, El Cajon, California, Cynthia Lynn (Steve Manley) Johnson of Springfield, Missouri, Amy Marie (Norman Charles) Taitano of Henderson, Nevada; siblings, Gerald Doyle (Stella) Wheeler of Cody, Wyoming, Alice Ehrlich (Harris) Jacqmin of Sugarland, Texas, and Dorothy Lorraine Swearingen of Cottonwood, Idaho; 18 grandchildren, 22-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Birdie Wheeler of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Sharon Marie (Michael) Gaston of West Plains, Missouri; and much loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, at Babbitt Assembly of God Church, under the direction of Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Memorials contributions may be made to Babbitt Assembly of God Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Evelyn LaFave Coble, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Coble died at 9:26 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born December 26, 1928, at East Grand Forks, Minnesota, to Edward LaFave and Magdaline Dorsher LaFave. On November 16, 1943, she was married at Reno, Nevada, to Lloyd Coble, who preceded her in death on September 13, 1998. Mrs. Coble was of the Baptist faith and attended First Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by six children, Clayton Coble, wife, Pam, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Gloria Miller, husband, George, Baltimore, Maryland, Dale Coble, wife, Vickie, Stillwell, Kansas, Wayne Coble, wife, Cheryl, Ramsey, Minnesota, David Coble, wife, Donna, West Plains, Missouri and Danny Coble, wife, Patricia, West Plains, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Dicky LaFave, Kelso, Washington; and one sister, Alice Jacobson, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Her parents, husband, three brothers and six sisters, precede her in death.

Mrs. Coble will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Tuesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dripping Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dripping Springs Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Jessica Louise Cole, 32, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, with Pastor Mike Morris officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of Teresa Cole Harrelson and the late Dennis Fultz, on February 12, 1981 in Spearman, Texas and died May 16, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She is survived by her children, David Newberry, Audria Newberry, and Katie Cole, all of West Plains, Missouri; her children’s father, David Newberry, West Plains, Missouri; her mother, Teresa Harrelson; one brother, Michael Harrelson, West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Barbara Gulley, West Plains, Missouri, Sarah Scroggins, West Plains, Missouri, and Alisha Jordan, West Plains, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Dennis Fultz; great grandmother, Jessie Cole; grandmother, Lousie Hicks; grandfather, Norman Cole, and brother-in-law, Tony Gulley.

She was a Christian.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Alex Arthur Wade, 88 of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on Friday, May 17, 2013, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas. Alex was retired from General Motors. Born Sunday, January 11, 1925 in Ash Flat, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Willis Wade and the late Viola Paugh Wade.

Survived by sons, Byron Wade and Charles Wade, daughters, Patricia Wade, Barbara Murphy and Beverley Wade; 11 grand children; 32 great grand children.

Preceded in death by his parents, son Alex Lee Wade, two grandsons Richard Ruby Jr. and Michael Ruby, Brothers Jesse, Kenneth, Dale and Kennard Wade.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at Camp Ground Community Church. Interment will be in Camp Ground Cemetery, , .

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, at Heath Funeral Home, Highland.

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

Shirley Annette (Frailey) Sharp, was born on July 18, 1938, The daughter of Charles & Lula (Wise) Frailey.

Shirley and Joe Sharp were married on June 9, 1935. To this union 5 children were born

She is a life-long resident of the area. Her younger years were spent as a housewife and mother. After the children were older, she worked as a secretary at Tripp Gas Company. When Joe Started his own business, Sharp’s Repair Service, in 1979, she left the gas company to help her husband with their heat and air conditioning business. They operated it for eighteen years until their retirement in 1997.

Shirley is a member of Spring River Baptist Church. She played the piano there for most of her life.

She is survived by her husband Joe Sharp, four sons, Harold & wife Julia Sharp, Elwin & wife Shirley Jane Sharp, Wendell & wife Brenda Sharp and Norman & wife Beula Sharp, daughter, Regina & Husband Travis Murphy; 11 grand children; 8 great grand children.

She was preceded in death by both parents and five sisters.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00pm at the Spring River Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Heath Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Bronaugh Cemetery, Hardy, AR.

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

A memorial service for Agnes Clarissa McBride, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Immanuel Baptist Church, N Highway, Pomona, Missouri.

Mrs. McBride died at 9:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 20, 1924, at Broken Bow, Nebraska, to Aaron Detrice Nice and Doris Pearl Overman Nice. On October 15, 1938, she was married at Prosser, Washington, to Richard Edwin Aubuchon, who preceded her in death and on July 3, 1979, she was married at Guymon, Oklahoma, to Marion Benjamin McBride, who preceded her in death on July 21, 2002. Before her retirement, Mrs. McBride was employed with the International Shoe Factory. She enjoyed gardening and canning produce, crocheting and knitting Afghans, giving many away to family and friends. She loved fishing, animals and watching the birds in her yard. She was proud of the many generations of her family. Mrs. McBride was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Pomona, Missouri.

She is survived by eight children, Agnes “Toe” Patterson, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Richard E. Aubuchon, wife, Judy, Woodland, California, George E. Aubuchon, West Plains, Missouri, Aaron H. Aubuchon, Castle Rock, California, Candy A. Collins, husband, Earl, Boise, Idaho, Claudia F. Smith, husband, Kelley, Shreveport, Louisiana, Charley S. Aubuchon, West Plains, Missouri, and Peggy Lee Aubuchon, and Bob Mock, Theodosia, Missouri; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty-five great-grandchildren; twenty-one great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husbands, one son, Donald Zeno Aubuchon, two great-grandsons, one brother, James Nice, and one sister, Harriet Mazur, precede her in death.

A private interment will be held at a later date at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or West Plains Humane Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Glenda Ann Brotherton, 58, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Glenda departed peacefully to her eternal rest on May 14, 2013, at her home. She was born June 24, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, to Paul Benjamin Brotherton and Ruby Mae Irvin Brotherton. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1972. In her brief amount of time, Glenda truly made her mark on the world. The friends she made were for a lifetime, and her family was her pride and joy. She was a Christian.

She is survived by three children, Jeremy Harrison, wife, Brandi, Vanessa Stirewalt, husband Bert, and Ashley Harrison; ten grandchildren, Colten, Cainen and Elizabeth Harrison, Alexis, Courtney, Emily and Robby Stirewalt, Andrew Steiner, Raven and Hayden Cook; two loving sisters, Linda Thompson, husband, Allen and Brenda Ford, partner, Keith Grey; many cousins, nieces and very special lifetime friends, Debbie Jorgensen, Susan Ray, Tim Counts and Chris Skaggs.

Her parents, aunts and uncles, Charles and Ina Brotherton, Bill Irvin and Doris Irvin McCoy, precede her in death. Her life partner Randy Hargrove and beloved friends, Carol Barton and Cindy Skaggs were waiting to greet her at the gates of heaven.

Glenda never said goodbye to her friends and family. Her last words were always “I love you.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

A memorial gathering for Kerry Felts, 53, West Plains, Missouri, will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

He was born the son of Ervin Felts and Stella Garver Felts, on September 28, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri and died May 9, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

He is survived by his parents, Ervin Felts and Stella Garver Felts; four children, daughter, Jessica, and three sons, Jake, Jeremy, and Johnathan; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Gavin, Brody, and Gunner; three brothers, Keith, Kevin, and Kenneth Felts, and one sister, Mitzi.

He served his country with the United States Marine Corps.