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Archive for September, 2013

Funeral services for Goldie Ann Puckett, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Goldie left this world to meet her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

She was born September 2, 1928, at Randolia, Iowa, to Howard and LaMyra Bright Puckett. She received her elementary education at Elk Creek School and graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1945. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970 with her Bachelor’s Degree and her lifetime teaching certificate. Goldie’s teaching career began in a one room school house and she finished her teaching career at Koshkonong School. Other local schools she taught at were Vienna and Glenwood. She was a lifelong Christian and showed her love for Christ with her generous spirit and love for others. She was always willing to sacrifice her own wants and even her needs to help others. Although she never married and never had children of her own her love for children was evident. Goldie’s most cherished titles in life were Sister and Aunt, she showered her family with love.

She is survived by one brother, Howard “JR” Puckett, wife, Wilma Joyce; five sisters, Dora Lloyd, O ‘Fallon, Missouri, Georgia Midyett, Nixa, Missouri, Helen Ferrell, Florissant, Missouri, Virginia Puckett, St. Louis, Missouri, Ruth Wade, husband, Arnold, West Plains, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, two brothers, Connie Puckett and Ralph Puckett; three brothers-in-law, Louie Lloyd, E.B. Ferrell, Alva Midyett, one sister-in-law, Vera Puckett, one nephew and one niece , precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Douglas Utley, 50, of Harrisburg, Arkansas died on Tuesday.

He is the son of Edward Utley and the late Pauline Flora Hall Utley.

Survived by his wife Bonnie Utly of the home, son, Aaron Davis of Harrisberg, AR, daughter, Lindsey Davis of Jonesboro, AR, brothers, David Utley of Atlanti City, NJ, Denis Utley of Springfield, MO and Danny Utley of Herman, MO. step mother Pat Utley.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday at Heath Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, at Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Arkansas.

Iva Retta Adey, age 91, daughter of William and Myrtel (Burris) Breeden was born July 5, 1922 in Hartshorn, MO. She passed away September 17, 2013 in West Plains, MO after a long illness of congestive heart failure.

Iva married Melvin Adey in 1937 in St. Louis, MO and to this union four children born, Joyce, Dannie, Dale and Joanie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin in 1963, five brothers: Arnold, John, Clifford, Charlie and Paul; two sisters: Ethel Leist and Roxie Wolff and three great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Dan Adey and wife Georgia, Dale Adey and wife JoAnn, Joyce Meizler, all of Houston, MO and Joanie Adey of Liberty, MO, one brother Bill Breeden of Houston, MO, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Iva spent her entire life in the Arthurs Creek Community in Houston, MO. She and Melvin ran the Bandy’s café for three years, and then built Adey’s café. After her husband passed away Iva took over the mail route and carried it until 1982 when she retired. Iva also worked part time at the Lazy L café and Southern Inn restaurant after her retirement.

She accepted the Lord in 1964 and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She attended church as long as she was able.

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

Memorials may be made to Arthur’s Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday September 19, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday September 20, 2013 at the Houston First Freewill Bapstist Church with Danny Delcour, Delbert Gayer and Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur’s Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Danny Lyle Garrett, age 59, passed away in his home at Licking, MO after a battle of cancer on September 18, 2013. He was born March 27, 1954 in Licking, MO to Lyle Robert Garrett and Bonnie Hinkelman.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, his step-nephew, Brock Gaston and several aunts and uncles.

Danny served his country in the United States Army for six years; he was honorably discharged on January 25, 1977.

He married Starla Jeanne Backues on April 10, 2010.

He is survived by his wife Starla Garrett of the home in Licking, MO, his mother, Bonnie Hinkelman and his step-father, Delbert Hinkelman, two sisters; Janice Shanks and husband John and Debbie Gaston and husband Kenny, a brother Bobby Garrett and wife Dena all of Licking, MO, one granddaughter, Jocelynn Sue Barr, age 4 of Springfield, MO, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Danny loved going on road trips on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Danny Garrett Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Sunday September 22, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday September 23, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Boone Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Harold Dean Lucius, 72 of Hardy, Arkansas died on Monday, September 16, 2013, at his home.

Born Friday, April 4, 1941, in Many LA. he was the son of the late Lemuel Lucius and the late Julia Lucius.

He is survived by his wife Gloria, five children Harold Dean Lucius Jr., Anglea Sue Dummitt, Len Kelley, Kathryn Dummitt, and Lucinda Jenkins. Twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Heath Funeral Home. Interment will be in Turkey Pen Cemetery, Highland, AR.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Arkansas.

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

Funeral services for Danny Rex Acklin, 54, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2013, at Central Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Danny died at 12:11 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born September 22, 1958, at Christa Hogan Hospital, West Plains, Missouri, to Robert Fulton “Dick” Acklin and Birtha Marie Hall Nolte Acklin. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1977 and attended Missouri State University in West Plains. On June 30, 1984, he was married at Brandsville, Missouri, to Hazel Hall. Danny had worked at Wal-Mart for thirty-two years and was currently the Manger of the Garden Center.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Acklin, of the family home; two children, Attie Acklin, Springfield, Missouri and Austin Acklin, Springfield, Missouri; three brothers, Don and Georgia Acklin, West Plains, Robert and Connie Acklin, West Plains, and Ronald and Marsha Acklin, Sedalia, Missouri; two sisters, Helen and Dick Stanley, West Plains and Laura McVickers, Summersville, Missouri; mother-in-law, Betty Kinnaird Hall; sister-in-law, Helen and Mike Barcus, their children, Hally Barcus, Little Rock, Arkansas and Mallory Barcus, West Plains; and many other nieces and nephews.

His parents, father-in-law, Orville Lee Hall, three sisters, June and Leroy Johnston, Judy Acklin, Beth Ann McBride, one brother, J. D. Nolte and one brother-in-law, Will McVickers, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held starting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19th at Central Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the community garden at Don Warden Park or Howell Valley Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

James “Jim” Sinning, 85 of Mountain Grove passed away September 16 in Cabool.

Visitation will be held at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Friday, September 20. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 21 at Craig-Hurtt Chapel, with burial in Rotherford Cemetery in Norwood.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jim Sinning Agriculture Memorial Scholarship and can be left at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

Joyce Honeycutt Bettis, 61 of Highland, Arkansas departed this life on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her husband Kenny Kay Bettis, one son Little Kenny Ray Bettis, her father Robert Less Honeycutt, one sister in law Georgia Honeycutt, 2 brother in laws, Joe May and Leonard Bettis. 2 nephews Tommy corp and Mitchell Wagner.

Survived by James Davis of the home, her two daughters, Tina Bettis (AJ) of Conway, Ar. and Tonya Bettis of Vilonia, AR. 4 grandchildren Tosha (Nick) of Hot Springs, AR Kendall (Sarah) of Sidney, AR, Ashley (Nick) of Morrilton, AR and Austin of Conway, AR. 2 great grandsons, Jase & Bradley, Mother Violet Phenix Honeycutt of Ash Flat, AR. brothers, Danny (Sheila) Honeycutt of Jonesboro, AR, Robert (Doris) Honeycutt of Williford, AR, Ted (Angie) Honeycutt of Ozark Acres, AR and Terry (Shelly)Honeycutt of Ravenden, AR, sisters, Janet (Darrell) May of Ravenden, AR, Doris (Charles) Johnson of Highland, AR and Erma (Dennis) Jernigan of Owsso, OK.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00am in Heath Oak Hill Chapel of Highland. Brother Jackie Pickett officiating. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery, Ozark Acres, AR. Under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Irene (Dixon) Beltz, 93, formerly of Willow Springs, Missouri, was born September 28, 1919 at home in Texas County, Missouri, the sixth child of Herschel Abram Dixon, and departed this life September 15, 2013 in Sullivan, Illinois following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Willow Springs, MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. just prior to the funeral service in the church sanctuary. Interment will be in Clear Springs Cemetery, Texas County, MO. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Clear Springs Cemetery and left at the mortuary. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com

Irene was united in marriage to LeRoy Thomas Beltz on May 18, 1938 at the Methodist parsonage in Willow Springs, and to this union, twelve children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of nearly 55 years, eight siblings, two sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson, and a great number of lifelong friends and neighbors.

Those left to mourn her passing are five sons, Glen Allen and wife, Elke, of Columbia, MO, Bill Edward and wife, Shirley, of Highland, IL, James David “JD” and wife, Edie, of St. Charles, MO, Stephen Herschel and wife, Pamela, of Springfield, MO, and Jonathan Timothy of Wright City, MO; five daughters, Karolyn Kay Stevens of Randolph, NE, Ruth Anne and husband, Roger Theilmann, of Dardenne Prairie, MO, Alice Suelynn and husband, Roger Bunnell, of Ellijay, GA, Sarah Jean and husband, Rev. Fred Hauck, of Sullivan, IL, and Mary Malynda and husband, Mark Holland, of Springfield, MO; daughter-in-law, Linda Lou (Minze) (Beltz) Martin (widow of Charley Beltz) of Hayden, MO; sister-in-law, Doris Dixon (widow of Floyd Dixon) of Fresno, CA; thirty-five grandchildren; seventy-five great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Florene Williams, 95, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died at 8:40 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born July 21, 1918, at Grimmet, Missouri, to William Foster “Bud” Turner and Sarah “Sally” Rowan Turner. On December 23, 1933, she was married in Howell County, Missouri, to Clifford Leroy Williams, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1986. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother and had many friends. She enjoyed being a full time housewife, cooking and quilting. Mrs. Williams had been a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Olden, Missouri for over eighty years.

She is survived by two children, Robert Williams and Vonda Hunt, husband, Junior; four grandchildren, Cathy Wood, Cindy Weeks, husband, Greg, Vonna Doering, husband, Doug and Ronna Turner, husband, Brent; six great-grandchildren, Scott Brown, wife, Krystal, Rob Brown, wife, Jennifer, Devin Cravens, husband, Ben, Cody Weeks, wife, Ashley, Regan Turner, Jaker Turner; one step-grandson, Randy Hunt, wife, Karen; two step-great-grandchildren, Brice and Ethan Hunt; five great-great-grandchildren; Rilee, Reese, Sydney, Griffin Brown and Chace Cravens; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, daughter-in-law, Patricia Williams, son-in-law, Lehman Coldiron, , six brothers, William, Rich, Oscar, Carl, Dorval and Virgil Turner and five sisters, Cora, Gertrude, Lola, Alice and Thelma, precede her in death.

Mrs. Williams will lie in state from 3:00 p.m., Wednesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Olden, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.