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Archive for October, 2013

Mr. Tiliford “TD” Duane Sublett, age 79, of Highland, AR, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in San Luis Obispo, CA on October 16, 1934 to the late Samuel Andres and Clarissa Ann Talburt Sublett.

T D served in the United States Navy and retired from Century Tel Inc. He was of the Pentecostal faith and loved to fish and playing music.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Mae Dixon Sublette; daughters, Kathy Rogers (Stan) of Glencoe, AR, Konnie Estes (Martin) of Glencoe, AR, Karen Nicholson (Roger) of Ash Flat, AR and Debbie Neal (Corey) of Sheridan, AR; son, Dennis Sublett (Leigh Ann) of Highland, AR; sisters, Lorene Hamilton of California and Maedelle Gilbreth of Kansas City, MO; brother, Stanley Sublett of Calico Rock, AR. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Mitchell Assembly of God with Pastor Chris Clem officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery with military honors.

Online guestbook:www.heathfuneralhome.net

Funeral services for Harold Edward Tipton, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013, at First Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Tipton died at 11:50 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born July 29, 1926, at High Gate, Missouri, to Alva Tipton and Eula Eunice Tynes Tipton. He graduated from Richland High School. Mr. Tipton was a veteran, having enlisted at age 17, in the United States Navy. He served during WWII on the USS Menifee and took part in the Battle of Okinawa. On August 26, 1946, he was married in Camden County, Missouri, to Ina Thornsberry. A resident of West Plains, Missouri since 1963, Harold owned the Western Auto Store and then was a salesman for Federated Insurance Company for 17 years, until his retirement. After retirement, he enjoyed playing golf with family and friends, traveling and participating in foreign mission trips. Harold was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1963, had served as a deacon and in many ministries in the church. He was also an active board member of the Sheltered Workshop, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Gideon’s International.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ina Tipton, West Plains, Missouri; one son, Timothy Edward Tipton, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Morgan Elizabeth Tipton and Katelyn Alison Tipton, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Berniece Wehner, husband, Gordon, Kansas City, Missouri and Virginia Eldridge, Richland, Missouri; one brother, Edgar Tipton, wife, Charlotte, Glasgow, Montana; one aunt, Alvina Muenks, Jefferson City, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Pearl Mitschle Thornsberry and one brother-in-law, Don McCamey, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 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.

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Graveside services for Marie Good, 98, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Barnett Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Good died at 1:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born July 7, 1915, at Gainesville, Missouri, to William Luna and Sara Strong Luna. On December 24, 1932, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Harold Watson Good, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1972. Before her retirement, she had worked as a school secretary at West Plains Junior High, West Plains High School, Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) and had been a volunteer at Ozarks Medical Center. Mrs. Good was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Alsup, husband, Don, West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Roselle Grisham, Raytown, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one son, James Good, one daughter, Christine Putnam, one grandson, Kevin Alsup, two brothers and two sisters, precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnett Cemetery or Fair Haven Children’s Home, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Floyd Clay Stover, 82, retired teacher and farmer, died on October 21, 2013 at Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, Missouri. He was born on November 12, 1930 to parents, Carlos and Mary (Hannah) Stover in Montier, Missouri.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26 at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Montier Cemetery, Montier, Missouri.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Norma Lee (Price) Stover; daughters, Linda Stover-Stoffregen (Steve) of Rose Hill, KS and Kathy Stover of Redwood City, CA; grandsons, Alex and Andrew Stoffregen; sister, Agnes Carmack of Shawnee Mission, KS; brother, Larry Stover (Dianna) of Bakersfield, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nadine Krase.

Floyd served his country in the United States Marines. He taught Vocational Agriculture for 27 years. After retiring, he enjoyed raising cattle on his farm in Birch Tree.

Ricky L. North, 59, of Gassville died Friday, October 18, 2013 at his residence.

Rick was born October 11, 1954 in Charles City, Iowa to the late Robert and Marlys (Clapp) North. Mr. North loved spending his time fishing and bowling with his friends.

Survivors include two sisters; Robin Fischer of Rockford, Iowa and Andrea Moore of Nora Springs, Iowa; and friend Vickie Vincent of Mountain Home.

Arrangements are by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at East Oakland Baptist Church.

The online obituary and guest book are available at conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Loretta E. Weber, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Jeremiah Woodring officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will held at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Mrs. Weber died October 21, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Murrell, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at First Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Murrell died Friday, October 18, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born December 30, 1934, in Howell County, Missouri, to Wade Avis Griffin and Olva Rhea McCarty Griffin.  She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1951 and on December 9, 1951, she was married to John W. “John Bill” Murrell at West Plains, Missouri.  She was the owner/operator of Murrell’s Cleaners for many years.  Mrs. Murrell was very involved in church, West Plains Library Board and West Plains Genealogy Society.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafting and painting.  Mrs. Murrell was a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, John Bill Murrell, of the family home; three children, Johnny Murrell, wife, Charlene, West Plains, Missouri, James Murrell, special friend, Marcella Sanderson, West Plains, Missouri and Rhea Marie Edwards, Mountain Home, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Terry Huston Edwards, Jr., wife, Gina, Robert William Edwards, Rebecca JoAnn Edwards, special friend, Robert Jordan, John William Murrell, III, Ann Elizabeth Murrell, Melissa Marie Murrell, James Wade Murrell, Jr. and Benjamin Edwin Murrell; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Barry Griffin, wife, Rhonda, West Plains, Missouri; nephew, Jonathon Griffin; niece, Natalie Stock; great-nieces; great-nephews; mother-in-law, Dorothy Murrell; and a host of extended family.

Her parents and father-in-law, Jim Murrell, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at First Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Eual “Bud” James, Jr., 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. James died at 10:10 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 17, 1929, at Ravenden Springs, Arkansas, to Eual James Sr. and Cora Bell James.

On May 17, 1952, he was married to Martha Bryan Carter. He was married to Joyce Reid James on September 14, 1979. On February 27, 1995, he was married at Harrison, Arkansas, to Kay Polk Thompson.

He graduated from Couch High School with the Class of 1948 and attended college at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, Arkansas, obtaining a teacher certificate. He taught at Lanton, Missouri from 1949 to 1950, until he was drafted. Mr. James served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict for 14 months, as a medic in the battle zone from 1951 to 1952. He also served in Pusan Chu’chon, and up to the 38th Parallel and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Bud then finished school with the G.I. bill and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arkansas State University and completed 160 hours of graduate work from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri and Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, Missouri. Mr. James taught at the Irish Wilderness, Pierce City and in West Plains from 1955 to 1966.

Bud became a well-known businessman in the West Plains area and was a dedicated community leader. He volunteered a great deal of time and served on many local boards and organizations. He established James Motor Sales in 1964 and retired in 1993 after 29 years with many loyal customers and friends. He also served on committees and boards within the Industrial Development Commission, West Plains R-7 School Board, where he served as President of the Board for several years and was instrumental in bringing Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University) to West Plains. He also served on the Howell County Tourism committee, University of Missouri Extension, Ozarks Medical Center Board of Directors and Howell County Industrial Development Board. During his retirement years, he spent many enjoyable hours with his friends on the West Plains Country Club golf course. He enjoyed playing the mandolin and guitar and spent many hours playing gospel, country and bluegrass music with his brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Mary Lou James and their friends.

Mr. James was a Christian, having attended the First United Methodist Church in West Plains for ten years where he enjoyed being an active member of the Seekers Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Kay James, of the family home; three children, Sherry Cook, husband Dennis, Terri Johnson, husband Martin and Brock Eual James, wife, Bethany, all of Springfield, Missouri; one step-son, Dallas Thompson, wife, Denise, Nixa, Missouri; four grandchildren; Michael and Lauren Cook, Carrick James and Suzannah Thompson; one brother, Eugene James, wife, Mary Lou, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Donna Depee, husband, Kent, Mountain View, Missouri; one niece, Alice Massey; and one nephew, Danny James, wife, Florence.

Bud is following closely behind his good friend, Leapy Rickard.

His parents and one sister-in-law, Ella James, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice or The Eual “Bud” James Scholarship Fund for Missouri State University, West Plains, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Melvin Dale Brooks, 64, of Mountain View, Missouri peacefully entered into Heaven on October 18, 2013 at his home. He was born July 21, 1949 at Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Virgil and Donetta (McClellan) Brooks.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary, 621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 21 at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Forest Dell Cemetery, Mountain View, MO.

Melvin graduated from high school at Mountain View. He then served his country in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he married Connie Carr, and to this union were born Randy and Lisa. On July 11, 1991, he married Brenda Lee Brown, and to this union were born Marty and Chad. Melvin worked in sawmill logging industry, but was best known for his love of coon hunting and training a good hunting dog.

Melvin was a Christian and attended the First Church of God at Mountain View.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Inez Brown; and sister-in-law, Janet Fletcher.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home; his children, Randy Brooks and wife, Angela, of West Plains, MO, Lisa Dodson and husband, Eugene, of Eminence, MO, Marty Brooks and wife, Coantha, of Mountain View, and Chad Brooks and wife, Amber, of Mountain View. Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Vernon Brooks and wife, Brenda, of Mountain View, Donald Brooks and wife, Ruth, of Houston, MO, Ricky Brooks and wife, Shirley, of Bourbon, MO, Brenda Scheig of West Plains, MO, James Ronnie Brooks, Bobby Brooks, and Donna Brooks, all of Mountain View; 16 grandchildren, Seth, Whitney, Aaron and Allison Brooks, Dallas and Brittany Wake, Whitney (Dodson) Randolph, Briar and Blaze Dodson, Randah Ray, Shelby, Chelsea and Trenton Brooks, and Leighanna, Clayton, and Kylie Brooks.

Melvin was loved and will be missed by his family and all his friends.

Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Funeral Services for Dwain Terrill, age 90, a long time resident of Summersville, will be held Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Summersville.

Visitation for Dwain Terrill will be held Saturday evening, from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.