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Anna Katrinka Wood, 87, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, formerly of Mountain Home, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born on June 11, 1927, in Butler, Kentucky to James and Amanda (Barger) Wood.

As a young woman, Anna finished her schooling while working in a factory making war products.  Wanting to more actively assist, she became a member of the Marine Reserves.  After the war, Anna began working for Bell Telephone Co. as an operator, before going to work on the lines alongside the men.  She brought, and successfully won, a lawsuit against “Ma Bell” to receive equal pay for equal work when she found out she received a smaller wage than her male counterparts.  Anna was an avid gardener and “garage-saler”.

She is survived by one sister, Naomi Nagel of Marco Island, Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, of whom she would proudly say that her family extended from Alaska all the way to South Florida.

Arrangements will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center. An online guestbook and obituary are available at



A private graveside service was held for Herbert Metzger, 98, West Plains, Missouri, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Metzger died at 8:49 a.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born January 24, 1917, at Aurora, Illinois, to George E. and Ethel Clinger Metzger.  On July 17, 1946, he was married at Lexington, Kentucky, to Norma J. Cox.  Herbert liked to work with his hands; by the age of ten, he could tear down and rebuild model T’s.  He has fond memories of the Kentucky farm where he worked for several years.  As a young man he broke horses on the farm and from that received a leg injury, but did not let the injury keep him from working.  He held many other jobs.  After moving to West Plains, he was employed at Cloud Oak Flooring Company as a foreman for several years.  He was also the owner of J. I. Case Tractor Company.  In 1964, he and Norma moved to California and did lots of traveling in their motor home.  After retiring in 1988, they moved back to West Plains.

He is survived by his son, Don Metzger and wife, Loretta; one granddaughter, Traci Willison and husband, Shane; great-grandchildren, Mayce, Kale, Jackson and Griffin Willison; and daughter Jean Eby and husband, Richard, Argos, Indiana.

His parents, wife, one son, Herbie Metzger, one brother Paul and one sister, Edna Hansen, precede him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Joseph Tommy Jelinek, 66, of Bull Shoals passed away April 21, 2015 at his residence.

Joseph was born April 2, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles and Juanita (Blevins) Jelinek.

He is survived by his wife Lori Jelinek of Bull Shoals; his very close friend Jerry Fisher of Bull Shoals and a niece and nephew.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online guest book and obituary are available at

Memorials may be made to North Arkansas Hospice, 330 Hwy 5 North, Suite 20, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Symphonie Loveday Sabrina Weidman, became one of Gods angels on April 6, 2015 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO.

Symphonie was born April 6, 2015 in Springfield, MO to and Melinda and Shane Weidman.

Symphonie was proceeded by a great grandfather.

Symphonie is survived by her parents, Melinda & Shane Weidman, her sibling, Xakota Weidman, her grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family.

Graveside services for Symphonie will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Murray Cemetery with burial following . Officiating will be Pastor Buddy Boyd .

Denny Barkley departed this life on April 19, 2015 at the age of 54 years in Mountain View, MO. Denny was born on July 4, 1960, in Poplar Bluff, MO to his parents Larry and Marguerite (Scoville) Barkley.

At the age of 16, Denny began carpentry work for his father’s company, Barkley Construction. He continued as a carpenter, for companies owned by Bob Dailey and Mike Powell, working in several states. Denny excelled as a finish carpenter until becoming disabled in his late forties as a result of work-related accidents.

Denny is survived by his mother Marguerite Barkley; three daughters, Melanie (Ben Frost), Sarah Barkley, Julie (C. J. Good); seven grandchildren, Courtney, Jenna, and Kyle Phelps, Meghan Stark, Logan Barkley, Bryer and Jett Good; one brother, Mark Barkley; two sisters Kerri (Mike Powell) and Angie (Doug Clevenger); many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special fishing buddy Jerry Weaver who he spent many hours with on the Current River.

Denny was preceded in death by his loving father Larry Barkley; paternal grandparents J.W. and Esther Barkley; maternal grandparents John and Mildred Scoville; and niece, Michaela Powell.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Larry “Denny” Barkley please visit our Sympathy Store.

Funeral services for Fern Shelton, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bill Bales officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemtery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Velma Edith Duckworth, 80 years, 5 months, and 29 days old, passed to Heaven on April 20, 2015 at her home with her loving husband and family by her side.

Velma was born October 22, 1934 in Pansy, MO to Roy and Kate (Nelson) Davis.

Velma and Bill Duckworth were united in marriage on March 9, 1953 in Mtn. Home, AR and to this union two daughters were born.

Velma was a retired secretary and assistant for 12 years with Journagan Construction Co. in Springfield, MO. Velma was a Christian and was attending the Ava General Baptist Church. She enjoyed embroidery, reading books, especially her Bible, caretaking her flowers and garden and keeping Bill in line. Most of all she loved being with her family.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ronald Davis and two sisters, Leora Graham and Erma Cudney.

Velma is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home, daughters, Pamela Stout, and husband, Terry, Independence, MO, and Valerie Stanton, and husband, Tim, Ava, MO, six grandchildren, Terra & Jason Hicks, Aaron Stanton, Holly & Sam Medlin, Kyle Wendland and fiancee`, Lindsay Schroeder, Kael Jackson and Devin Stanton, eight great grandchildren; Grayson, Maddox, Ashton, Skylar, Carissa, Chasity, Emily & Houston, two brothers and their wives, Bob & Florence Davis, Hugoton, KS and Max & Wilma Davis, Argyle, TX; many nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Velma will be Sat. April 25, 2015, 11:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Goodhope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Oren Alcorn and Pastor James Hathcock. Memorials may be made to Goodhope Cemetery.

Funeral Services for Gregory William Browning of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be at a later date in Colorado.

Gregory passed away April 16, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 64. He was born December 19, 1950, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the son of Paul and Maxine Blue Browning. Gregory lived in Mountain Home since moving from Colorado in 1990.

Gregory is survived by his mother, Maxine Browning of Iowa; son, Benjamin Browning of Wisconsin; two brothers, Roger and Joe Browning both of Loveland, CO; and brother-in-law, Richard Martin of Mountain Home, AR.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Browning; sister, Bonnie Martin; and brother, David Browning.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Funeral services for Clarence Edgar Crabtree, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Crabtree died at 6:20 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home.

He was born April 20, 1932, at West Plains, Missouri, to William Henry Crabtree and Edna Perry Crabtree.  On July 2, 1954, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Billie Jean Harrison, who preceded in death on June 24, 1994.  Before his retirement, he worked at Southwest Truck Body for forty-five years and at Cloud Oak Flooring for nineteen years.  He enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by one son, Larry Crabtree, significant other, Laurie Edwards; three grandchildren, Michael James Crabtree, wife, Kim, Larry Edgar Crabtree, Jr. “Bubba”, wife, Mary, and Brandi Nicole “Sissy”Anderson, husband, Austin; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Sydnee Crabtree; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife and one sister, Frances Bell, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Evergreen Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Nina Lou Ruth (Willbanks) Blair, 76, of Price Place, Arkansas, passed away April 19, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Nina was born on July 6, 1938 to Lawrence and Argie Willbanks, of Price Place, Arkansas.

Nina was a graduate of Gainesville High School, class of 1957. On June 30, 1957, Nina married Bernis Blair in Cleveland, Mississippi in a double wedding ceremony with their lifelong friends, Ray and Alvalene Matthew. Nina and Bernis celebrated 57 years of marriage together. They had three children, Rick Blair, Tonja Cox, and Lisa Copeland. The family grew with the addition of 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Nina was an artist who loved to paint, and had a booth at Hootin and Hollerin for 15 years where she sold her many beautiful paintings. She wrote the Price Place news column for the Ozark County Times for many years. She was a member of the Frontier Baptist Church, and often regretted her inability to attend services because of her prolonged illness. She loved her family, friends, and fishing. She was always happiest when the grandkids were coming. She loved helping family and friends, and never turned away someone in need. Her door and her heart were always open.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Melvin Willbanks, and her mother, Argie Willbanks. She is survived by her husband, Bernis Blair, her son, Rick Blair, and daughter in law, Marjorie Blair; and daughter Tonja Cox, all of Price Place, Arkansas; her daughter, Lisa Copeland, and son in law Aaron Copeland of Moore, Oklahoma; grandsons Brock Peters and his wife Pam, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Daniel Cox, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Drew Vaughn, of Norman, Oklahoma, Brandon Copeland and Shane Copeland, of Moore, Oklahoma; granddaughters Monica Atwood and husband Phil, of Kansas City, Missouri; Nikki Messick, and husband Kain of Sturtevant, Wisconsin, Brittany Hoss and husband Michael of Nashville, Tennessee; Kara Copeland, and Bethany Copeland, of Moore, Oklahoma; Great-grandsons Carter and Ryder Vaughn of Rogersville, Missouri; Bradley Atwood of Kansas City, Missouri; Logan Messick, of Sturtevant, Wisconsin; Great-granddaughters Taylor Atwood, of Kansas City, Missouri, Madison, Olivia, and Lillian Peters of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Lillian Faith Vaughn of Moore, Oklahoma. She leaves behind her best friend of 60 years, Alvalene Matthew, of Giep, Arkansas, and a “daughter of the heart” Brenda English, of Price Place, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville, Missouri with Ron Pinckney officiating. Burial will be in the Price Place Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville, MO. Memorial donations are requested to the Price Place Cemetery.