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Archive for July, 2013

Pastor Lamont Hubbard, 66, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.

He was born August 27, 1946 in Princeton, Illinois to the late Lavern Jay and Georgia Maurine Smith Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard was raised in a military background, traveling much of his life around the world. As a teenager he lived in Ft. Meade, Maryland and graduated from Arundel High School in 1964. From 1964 until 1968 because of the military background he decided to join the United States Air Force, where he chose Air Force Intelligence and went to language school and studied Russian. In his duties he would sit on the Russian line and decode messages.

In 1968 until 1973 he attended Cypress College in California where he studied physiology, sociology and history. He also attended Fullerton College to further his history studies. In 1974 until 1977 he attended Phoenix Christian College where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Bible. Lamont taught at the Highlands Christian School in San Bruno, California.

From 1963 until 1987 he attended World Ministries Fellowship where he became an ordained minister. During this time in 1984 he went to Ministry in Corrections School in Alhambra, Arizona and because of his deep care and love for people in need and in trouble, he went on to become a minister in the Chapel of the Open Door in the Arizona State Prison where he was able lead many to the Lord. Lamont was also a minister at the Gospel Lighthouse Church of God in Wyndham, Arizona.

In 1982 Lamont saved a man’s life and received the Medal of Lifesaving from the Phoenix Police Department. He was a writer of poetry and an avid Civil War lover. Lamont was a loving and caring individual and because of that he has left behind many friends who will miss him deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Stephen and Craig.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hubbard of Mountain Home; a son, Aaron Hubbard of Texas; a daughter, Charity Cabe of Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Richard Green of Utah; ten grandchildren; four step-sons, Stephen, Scott, Lenny and John; six step-grandchildren and his cousin and dearest friend, Tanna.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Calvary Chapel Twin Lakes in Mountain Home with Pastor David Payne officiating. The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Alley-White Post #52 and the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Tolleson, Mike Bauerlein, Jim Church, Steve Johnson, Vic Stearns, Don Pavlik, Danny Watson, Rayburn Kanehl and James Mercado.

Memorials may be made to the House of Luke Ministries, 87 Iroquois Drive, Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72529.

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

Funeral services for Johnie David Adams, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Family Life Church, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at 10:20 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born September 6, 1928, at Perry, Oklahoma, to Marshal and Rosa Bell Wade Adams. He graduated from Dora High School and then joined the Army Air Corps. On November 18, 1950, he was married at Peoria, Illinois, to the love of his life, Darlene Ellen Strum. His numerous occupations included bus driver, car salesman, draftsman, carpenter and farmer; but his greatest achievement was making friends and being a friend. He was a musician, song leader and Sunday school teacher at Dora Family Life Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who could never keep his secret places a secret. His love and dedication to his family was only surpassed by his love for God.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Adams, of the family home; two sons, Terry Adams, wife, Jean, Callaway, Nebraska and Ron Adams, wife, Pam, West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, Laura and Travis Adams of West Plains, Taylor Swink, Springfield, Missouri, Michelle Schwartz, North Platte, Nebraska, Tami Albrecht, St. Augustine, Florida and Jason Adams, Lincoln, Nebraska; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Marshall Adams, wife, Joyce, Groveland, Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews; and all the members of Dora Family Life Church were considered part of his family, “where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord”.

His parents, one brother, Garel Adams and one sister, Naomi Adams, precede him in death.

The family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Grove Cemetery or Dora Family Life Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

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

Funeral services for Brian Matthew “Matt” Wiese, 21, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Wiese died at 12:24 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born July 11, 1992, at West Plains, Missouri, to Dane and Emma Lane Wiese. He loved hunting, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, listening to music, watching wrestling and hanging out with friends and family. Mr. Wiese was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Dane and Emma Wiese, Willow Springs, Missouri; two brothers, Coatney Wiese, wife, Nici, Willow Springs, Missouri and William Wiese, Willow Springs, Missouri; three nephews, Joshua, Jacob and Jase; one niece, Keiden; grandparents, Arnold and JoAnn Wiese, Willow Springs, Missouri, Marie Whiteside, West Plains, Missouri, Donald Lane, West Plains, Missouri and Bill and Mary Webb, McAllen, Texas; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends and neighbors.

His great-grandparents, Harley and Nola White, Alice Yochum and Bill Whiteside, one uncle, Bob Ford, one great-aunt, Elaine White, one great-uncle Kenith White, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dry Creek 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.

Marion Elizabeth Diedrich, age 85, passed away July 13, 2013 at Parkside Assisted Living in Rolla, MO.

She was born December 24, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa to William Francis and Gertrude (Sooter) Carter. After the death of her father the family moved to Houston, MO when Marion was a young child.

On May 19, 1945 Marion was united in marriage to Wilmer Diedrich and to this union 2 daughters were born.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and 2 sisters.

Marion is survived by her husband Wilmer, of 68, years of their home at Parkside; Two daughters, Kay Hudson and her husband Orson of Cape Fair, MO and Kathy Brown and her husband Dan of Rolla, MO; Four grandchildren: Angela Wilbanks and husband Brian of Rogersville, MO, Danette Sherrell and husband Brad of Rolla, MO, Justin Brown and wife Laura of Rolla, MO, Mattew Hudson and wife Pamela of Springfield, MO; Eight great grandchildren: Brittney Wilbanks, Corey Wilbanks, Caleb Wilbanks, Tristin Brown, Brody Brown, Kennedy Brown, Maya Sherrell and Rio Sherrell, several nieces, nephews, family and many friends made through the years.

Marion loved to travel and be on the go. Most of all she loved her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After Wilmer retired they moved to Rolla, where they met many good friends at First Baptist Church. They loved to go on the church Senior trips. Two and a half years ago, Wilmer and Marion moved to Parkside Assisted Living. At Parkside they became part of a big extended family. Marion loved to play Wheel of Fortune and Bingo at Parkside where she was often the proud recipient of the traveling Bingo Trophy.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be Monday July 22nd , 6-8PM in the Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO. Services will be Tuesday July 23rd at 1 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Dr. Bob Johnston will officiate, with burial in the Pine Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Justin Brown, Matthew Hudson, Brian Wilbanks, Brad Sherrell, Corey Wilbanks, Caleb Wilbanks, Tristin Brown and Brody Brown. Memorials may be made to Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation for Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology, 1000 W. 10th, Rolla, MO 65401. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.

Funeral services for Pansy Louise Hayes Callahan, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Callahan died at 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born July 3, 1936, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Bernie and Elma Stiner Hayes. On May 14, 1955, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Missouri, to Lewis Callahan, and to this union two daughters were born, Sharlen “Sherry “ Louise and Joyce Lavern. Pansy was a dairy farmer with Lewis for 20 years at Crider, Missouri. After her retirement from the farm, she was a housewife and enjoyed taking care of her four grandsons. Her favorite pastime was reading her Bible, which she read from cover to cover at least six times. Mrs. Callahan was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Callahan, of the family home; one daughter, Joyce Ledbetter, fiancé, Jeff Williams; son-in-law, Lloyd Pringle, Pomona, Missouri; three grandsons, Scott Pringle, fiancée, Jessica Thibodeaux, Mountain View, Missouri; Jeffrey Ledbetter, wife, Brittany and Shawn Pringle, special friend, Valene Hines, all of Pomona, Missouri; granddaughter-in-law, Sarah Ledbetter, fiancé, Chad French; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Ledbetter, Cheyanne Ledbetter, Toby Ledbetter, Westin Ledbetter, Brody Ledbetter and Paisley French; one brother, Junior Hayes, Maryville, Washington; three sisters, Laura Downing, Blue Springs, Missouri, Betty Jo McGoldrick, West Plains, Missouri and Janice Grisham, Dora, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Reuben Lair, Parkville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Janice Hayes, Caulfield, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mike Tusher.

Her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hick and Bertha Callahan; one daughter, Sharlen “Sherry” Pringle, one grandson, Jason Dean Ledbetter, great-grandson, Gage Hoopes, four brothers, Cecil, Wayne, Bobby and Jimmy Hayes; three sisters, Rosie Lair, Inez Cotter and Fern Rennells, four brothers-in-law, Carl Downing, Lee Rennels, Max Cotter and Sammy Grisham; and two sisters-in-law, Velma and Dorothy Hayes, precede her in death.

Heaven has gained a loving angel.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spina Bifida Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Vada Annasue “Sue” Woody, 48, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, at South Fork Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Sue died at 4:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013, at her home.

She was born October 24, 1964, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ray J. Rhine and Elsie Jane Spire Rhine Foster.

She is survived by two children, Destiny Anstine and Michael Wellington, both of West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Emily and Nathaniel; her mother, Elsie Foster, Pottersville, Missouri; four brothers, Alfred Rhine, Raymond Rhine, Bobby Rhine and Eddie Foster; and two sisters, Alice Rhine Walker and Jane Foster.

Her father precedes her in death.

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.

Graveside services for Mildred Robertson, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robertson died at 6:54 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born September 30, 1918, at West Plains, Missouri, to Clarence N. Taylor and Maude Songer Taylor. Mrs. Robertson graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1935. On October 13, 1956, she was married at Jackson, Mississippi, to Claude Martin Robertson, who preceded her in death on March 8, 2005. She was a homemaker, had been a bookkeeper for West Plains Propane and loved gardening and cooking. Mrs. Robertson was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Marcella Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona; her nieces and nephews, Judy Pepin, Leavenworth, Kansas, Lynn Kiser, Napa, California, David Steele, Phoenix, Arizona, Richard Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona and Steve Steele, Phoenix, Arizona; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, Larry and Mildred Ball, Koshkonong, Missouri.

Her parents, husband and two sisters, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. 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.

Kelly Mishelle Reynolds, 54, West Plains, Missouri, died at 12:45 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born April 26, 1959, at Florence, Arizona to Jerry Cleo Runnels and Jeanne Reynolds. She had worked at Wal-Mart for several years.

She is survived by her daughter, Courtney D’che’ Reynolds, West Plains, Missouri; her mother, Jeanne Reynolds, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Kemper Reynolds, wife, Lora, Phoenix, Arizona and Christiaan Culbertson, wife, April, Chandler, Arizona; one nephew, Taylor Reynolds; one uncle, Jim Reynolds, State of California; one aunt, L. J. Reynolds, Phoenix, Arizona; and many friends in West Plains, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Oscar Navarrete, 49, West Plains, Missouri, died at 6:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home.

He was born September 19, 1963, at Medellin, Columbia, to Jose Vicente Navarrete and Lucia Jurado Molima. Mr. Navarrete was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his father, Jose Navarrette, New York, New York; his mother, Lucia Jurado Molima, Medellin, Columbia; one brother, Sergio Navarrete, West Plains, Missouri; and one nephew, Emilio Navarrete, West Plains, Missouri.

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

Sarah Martha VanLandingham, 73, a resident of Oxford, Arkansas formerly of Cocoa, Florida passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home.

She was born December 6, 1939, in Moultrie, Georgia to the late, Clarence Elmo Pate and Ellie Minerva (Johnson) Greene. She was employed as a dispatch sergeant with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and then as a dispatcher with the Florida Highway Patrol. While living in Florida, Martha loved growing orchids and spending time on the beach with family; after relocating to Arkansas she loved the rural farm life, and has always loved dogs. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gerald VanLandingham, Sr. and three brothers, Eugene and Dean Pate, and William Hicks.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell Sherrell of Oxford, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Floyd Goddard of Cocoa, Florida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald, Jr. and Jamie VanLandingham of Norfork, Arkansas, and Daniel Dean and Coleen VanLandingham of Cocoa, Florida; a brother, Monroe Greene of Mobile, Alabama; two sisters, Anna Busby and Mary Baker, both of Americus, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Corey Whitehead (Victoria), Sean Whitehead, Dustin Goddard, Nicholas Goddard, and Miranda, Rebecca, Jordan, and Sophie VanLandingham, and a great granddaughter, Larkyn Whitehead.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Florida. Burial will be immediately following the service under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.

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