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Archive for July, 2014

Funeral services for Eunice Lorthy Trail, 85, Henderson, Arkansas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Trail died at 7:05 a.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Creekside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Yellville, Arkansas.

She was born April 2, 1929, in Ozark County, Missouri, to William Henry Howard and Effie Jane Evans Howard. On June 17, 1954, she was married in Ottowa County, Oklahoma, to Ralph Trail, who preceded her in death on May 13, 1997. Mrs. Trail was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Cotter Church of Christ.

She is survived by four children, Bill Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wanda Hickman, husband, Junior, Henderson, Arkansas, Bob Trail, wife, Debi, Yellville, Arkansas and Vaunda Clements, Gassville, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Leona Cash, Cabool, Missouri, Dorcus Teer, Dora, Missouri, Velva Newberry, Moody, Missouri and Ruth Russell, husband, Dwayne, Dora, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Rosell Howard, Kansas City, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services for Jessie Howard Harmon, 89, Bourbon, Missouri will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Fairview Cemetery, Butts, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Harmon died at 9:20 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born January 18, 1925, at Butts, Missouri, to Corbet Jewel Harmon and Anna Belle McConnell Harmon. He was raised in the Butts area, and on May 3, 1948, was married to Ethel G. Ray, who preceded him in death. Three years ago, Jessie re-dedicated his life to the Lord. He was a devoted father and grandfather; he loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially attending ballgames and birthday parties. He also enjoyed cutting wood and mowing lawns. He spent many hours either watching Gospel or Country music on television or listening to the radio.

He is survived by two children, Betty Tarter and husband, Harry, West Plains, Missouri and David Harmon and wife, Tammy, Bourbon, Missouri; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Harmon and wife, Dode, Steelville, Missouri, Ervin Harmon, Steelville, Missouri and Alvin Harmon and wife, Linda, Festus, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, wife, one son, Dale Howard Harmon, one granddaughter, Mynde Nicole Tarter, one brother, Ralph V. Harmon, one sister, Hallie Belle Harmon Key, one brother-in-law, Orin Key and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Staples Harmon , precede him in death.

Mr. Harmon will lie in state from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. 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.

Funeral services for Julius John Eckert, 97, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Eckert died at 4:35 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born March 18, 1917, at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Harry James Eckert and Amy M. VanKeuren Eckert. He graduated from Kingston High School, Kingston, New York, with the Class of 1935 in the middle of the Great Depression. On March 6, 1943, he was married at Laurel, Mississippi to his 4-H sweetheart, Thelma T. Tucker. This year they celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. He had a lifetime interest in growing plants and graduated from the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical Institute at Farmingdale, Long Island where he also earned a pilot’s license. In March, 1942, he enlisted as a private in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Eckert served as a pilot with the 69th Tactical Reconnaissance Group until his separation from active duty at the end of World War II. His group saw action in the European Theatre and he flew thirteen combat missions in a P-51 Mustang Fighter. After World War II he served in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in March, 1977. Mr. Eckert worked as a Regional Forester for the Department of Conservation in the State of New York and retired after thirty-two years of service. In 2001, he was recognized as a fifty year member of the Society of American Foresters. In 2005 Julius and Thelma relocated to Peace Valley, Missouri.

He is survived by four children, Judith Tompkins, husband, Dave, Peace Valley, Missouri, Thomas Eckert, wife, Cheryl, Cape Vincent, New York, Jay Eckert, wife, Joanne, Frewsburg, New York and Timothy Eckert, wife, Jane, Takaka, New Zealand; seven grandchildren, Shelly Cannon, husband, David, David “Rip” Tompkins, wife, Lisa, Carrie Siegman, husband, Gregg, Joshua Eckert, wife, Sarah, Adam Eckert, Andrew Eckert, wife, Jenny and Jesse Eckert; and ten great-grandchildren.

His parents, one sister, Ethel O’Hara and one brother, Howard Eckert, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Food Harvest, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Anna Lee (Moody) Brack, 83, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her residence.

She was born February 22, 1931, to the late Allen “Boss” and Mollie (Hicks) Brack. Anna Lee was a member of the First Assembly of God in Mountain Home. Anna Lee graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1949. She married Melvin Brack on July 22, 1951, in Milberger, Kansas. Anna Lee enjoyed reading and would read the Bible through many times every year. She was a waitress for many years at Anglers Café. Anna Lee was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Melvin Brack of Mountain Home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jo Ann Brack of Crossville, Tennessee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Renee and Larry Thomas of Mountain Home and Kimberly Dawn and Michael Lager of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at First Assembly of God in Mountain Home with Pastor Mike Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the Moody Cemetery near Iuka (CR 213) under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653 or the First Assembly of God, 710 Bradley Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

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

Ina Fay Craig, 71, of West Plains, Missouri departed this life on July 25, 2014 at Brookhaven Healthcare, West Plains, Missouri. She was born June 9, 1943, the daughter of Everett William and Myrtle Evelyn (Williams) Hawkins.

Ina is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Eugene Craig; and one sister, Virginia Jones.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Lee Craig and wife, Sue, of West Plains, MO and Jimmy Dale Craig of Mountain View, MO; special friend, Bob Whitmire of West Plains; one sister, Rosie Mae Kaut and husband, Robert, of Mountain View; brother-in-law, Bill Jones of Mountain View; four great grandchildren, Ashley Hoyt, Angela Cox, Amber Blackmon, and Michael Craig; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ina was employed by Marathon Electric for 20 years. She was well-versed in the Bible. She enjoyed yard saling, cooking, and bluegrass festivals. Ina was a hard-worker, who put others first.

She was the “world’s best mother” and will be dearly missed.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. July 29, 2014 at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Mountain View with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Johnny Ray Tune, 58, of Cape Fair, Missouri departed this life on July 24, 2014 at his home. He was born September 7, 1955 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of John R. and Lorene (Reese) Tune.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View with Pastor Dan Reed officiating under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to Kids of Our Heroes-Adventure Camp, c/o Bill Buckley, P.O. Box 58, Cape Fair, MO 65624. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Johnny was united in marriage to Janice Sue Truman on June 11, 2005 in Cape Fair, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, of the home; children, John Delbert Tune of Spring Hill, KS, Jamie Faye Tune of Olathe, KS, and Jennifer Glossip of Ozark, MO; one sister, Joyce DeBoard of Mountain View, MO; and grandchildren, Rylee Tune and Kasi Tune of Spring Hill, KS and Seth Glossip and Halle Glossip of Ozark, MO.

Johnny served in the United States Air Force for six years receiving training as an Air Traffic Control Operator. He was a charter member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and was also a Trustee of Fraternal Order of Eagles 4278.

Johnny was an avid “river rat” and loved kayaking and canoeing. He enjoyed farming, raising beef cattle. He loved his children and grandchildren, and in general, all children. In return, Johnny was loved by all kids.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Graveside services for Edsel Euel Painter, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mitchell Cemetery, near Viola, Arkansas, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Painter died at 3:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 2, 1925, at Bexar, Arkansas, to Alvis Painter and Anna Kankey Painter. On January 21, 1997, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Naomi Collins. Mr. Painter was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy and before his retirement, he worked as a welder at Allis-Chalmers. He enjoyed playing pool, being in the outdoors and hunting. Mr. Painter was a member of United Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Painter, of the family home, along with her four children, ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; his three children, Brenda Lang, Blue Springs Missouri, Anita Heatherly, Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Michael Painter, wife, Michel, Lake Ozark, Missouri; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Venita McCoy, Bexar, Arkansas.

His parents, one daughter, Cynthia Painter, one sister, Juanita Sanders and one infant brother, precede him in death.

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

Graveside services for Walter Joseph Klock, 75, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at Ball Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Klock died at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

He was born April 23, 1939, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Walter Klock and Edna Mae Markham Klock. On September 5, 1997, he was married near West Plains, Missouri, to Roberta Shipley. Mr. Klock was a veteran, having served with the United States Air Force. Before his retirement, he was a truck driver for Arlee Home Fashions and from 2000 to 2007 was a co-owner/operator of North and South Café, Vanzant, Missouri. Mr. Klock was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Ball Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Klock, of the family home; two daughters, Vicki Barton, husband, Gene, Alton, Missouri and Cheryl Strong-Carroll, husband, Scott, Castle Rock, Colorado; three grandchildren, Codie Pendergrass, Gepp, Arkansas, Greyson Carroll, Castle Rock, Colorado and Cole Barton, West Plains, Missouri; one great-granddaughter, Holli Pendergrass, Gepp, Arkansas; mother-in-law, Opal Shipley, Dora, Missouri; sister-in-law, Donna Epley, husband, John, Dora, Missouri; and brother-in-law, Monte Shipley, wife, Susan, Dora, Missouri.

His parents and one sister, precede him in death.

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

Connie Mae (Tharp) Powell, 52, West Plains, Missouri, died July 22, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 2014 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

A graveside service for Raymond E. Leathers, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2014, at Dexter City Cemetery.

Mr. Leathers died at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born January 21, 1924, at Parma, Missouri, to Thomas Leathers and Elizabeth Bruce Leathers. On April 18, 1974, he was married at Sullivan, Missouri, to Juanita Berent. Mr. Leathers was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post of West Plains. He worked as an iron ore and coal miner for twenty-seven years.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Leathers, of the family home; twelve children, Ronnie Leathers, Cathy Garrison, husband, Merle, Brenda Elfrank, husband, Les, Joe Leathers, wife, Judy, Donna Green, husband Bob, Mark Leathers, wife Cindy, Mike Willig, Jane Wilson, Carol Shinberger, Karen Judd, husband, Calvin, Kelly Brixey and Cindy Vavrinek, husband, Kevin; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Loretta Berent; and several nieces and nephews .

His parents, two sons, one daughter, two sisters and six brothers, precede him in death.

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