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Mrs. Christine Vermeulen-Hill, age 80, of Clinton, Arkansas died January 19, 2015 at the Ozark Health Nursing and Rehab in Clinton. She was born May 26, 1934 in Bay city, MI. She was the daughter of the late Lester Wells and Esther Louise (Miles) Bradfield. Christine was a Hospice worker and a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons Frank Vermeulen of Clinton, AR., Larry Vermeulen of Glendale, AZ., and Rick Vermeulen of Harrison, AR., a daughter Sandy Lopeman of Harrison, AR. a brother Lester Wells Bradfield Jr. of Louisville, KY., 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2;00PM, Saturday January 24th at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel, Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland with Brother Greg Dills officiating. All arrangements under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

Norman Forshee 65, of Henderson, Arkansas left this earth January 6, 2015 as he served it, a Servant of God.

A service to honor him and the God he served will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Mountain Home with Pastor Ross Harris officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Norman was born November 30, 1949 in Hayden Colorado. His family lived on their ranch near Craig Colorado where he was raised. He attended grade school in Craig where his mother and father taught school. He attended High School at Campion Academy in Loveland Colorado. After 2 years of College at Mesa in Grand Junction, Colorado, he and his older Brother Frank bought a farm near Evening Shade, Arkansas and moved there in February of 1969.  Shortly after, Norman was drafted into the United States Army and Served as a sergeant in Building and Masonry in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971.  Norman returned to Arkansas, where he bought a truck and did over the road trucking for the next two years trucking to every state but Hawaii, and if he could have he would have. His nephew and great nephews loved hearing his stories of trucking to Alaska hauling heavy equipment before the road was paved, and delivering swing beef in the streets of Boston. In 1974 Norman joined the family construction business and for the most of the next 35 years helped build several hundred homes and commercial buildings in Arkansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Norman spent his summers working with his family on their ranches in Hyattville and Ten Sleep Wyoming. We are honored to see his handy working in our fields, our equipment, homes and mostly our hearts. We will miss his stories of crashing his airplane three times and walking away in Glory.

We will miss taking time to sit under a shade tree and enjoy orange popsicles and having him attend his great niece and nephew’s birthday parties where he always brought great happiness and many giggles.  Norman loved traveling God’s earth and always gave praise to Him. He never met another person who he did not find good in. Norman was a man of few words but when he spoke you listened. Norman was a man of conviction who could not be swayed. We are grateful to have loved Norman and our honored to call him our hero. Norman considered Arkansas his home and will be buried there beside his mother and father at the Powell’s Chapel Cemetery near Evening Shade.  Norman is preceded in death by his father and mother, Leonard and Beth Forshee and his younger brother, Mark Forshee.

He is survived by his brother Frank Forshee of Hyattville, Wyoming; his younger sister Shelley (Ray) Braxton of Lynchburg, Virginia; his niece, Misty (Mat) Cuin and their sons Caden and Wyatt Bolken and Tyne Cuin  of Mountain Veiw, Wyoming; his nephew, Nathan (Adrienne) Forshee and their children Kruze and Cachelynn Forshee of Ten Sleep, Wyoming.  A service to honor Norman in Wyoming will take place in early spring.

The online guest book and obituary are available at

Robert Frederick Hoffman, 86, Pomona, Missouri, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at his home.

He was born February 12, 1926, at Des Moines, Iowa, to Raymond Fredrick Hoffman and Helene Seidler Hoffman.  On September 20, 1947, he was married at North St. Paul, Minnesota, to Corrine Jewell Schaumburg, who preceded him in death on August 2, 2011.  Mr. Hoffman was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.  Before his retirement, Mr. Hoffman was an insurance claims adjuster.  He enjoyed woodworking and was Past Grand Master of the Anoka Lodge in Minnesota.  Mr. Hoffman was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two children, Dennis Hoffman, Bismarck, Missouri and Laurie Rowland-Smith, husband, Randal, Pomona, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christy Lynn Rowland, Peace Valley, Missouri and Jolene Marie Mandrell, husband, Andrew, Pomona, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Austin James Mandrell and Naomi Jewell Mandrell; and one brother, Phillip Hoffman, State of Washington.

His parents, wife and one sister, Phyllis Githens, precede him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Brianna Margaret Fernow, 22, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Brianna died at 5:55 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born February 7, 1992, at St. Louis, Missouri, to Angela Khristine Miller Survillo.  Brianna graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 2010.  She enjoyed time with her son, riding horses, doing crafts, music and hanging out with friends.  Brianna was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Genesis Church.

She is survived by her son, Skyy Delane Collins; her mother, Angela Survillo; one sister, Khristine Angela Eley, St. Louis, Missouri; four brothers, Jason Bardol, Farmington, Missouri, Richie Fernow, House Springs, Missouri, Derick Fernow, St. Louis, Missouri and Dustin Fernow, Potosi, Missouri; grandparents, Bonnie Dalton, St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas and Glenda Miller, Salem, Arkansas and Dorothy Darlene Miller, West Plains, Missouri; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Her grandfather, Elmer Fernow preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Inez Marie (Price) Metz was born on March 18, 1924 in Bartlett MO, the daughter of Alfred Otto Price and Nova Ethel (Bird) Price. She passed away January 17, 2015 at Bradford House Nursing Home in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 30 days.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO. Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Dick Williams Cemetery in Winona, MO.

Inez grew up in the Bartlett area, attending a one-room school in Bartlett before graduating from High School in Winona.

She worked at the MFA with her sister, Juanita, before marrying Charles Anthony Metz on February 28, 1947 in Raymondville, MO. They resided in Birch Tree, MO before moving to Oklahoma. In 2001, she moved to Arkansas.

Inez was a Jehovah Witness and a member of the Kingdom Hall.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband Charles Metz, parents Alfred and Nova Price, sister Juanita Smotherman, two infant brothers Ray and William, two sons Christopher Metz and Terry Metz, one infant daughter Rowena Metz.

She is survived by her siblings Olive Weible of Birch Tree, MO; Otto Price of Marshfield, MO, Patsy Price of Birch Tree, MO; Lee (Bud) Price of Winona, MO; and Richard (Rick) Price of Van Buren, MO. Four Sons, Larry Metz and wife Alice of Farson, WY; William (Bill) Metz and wife Mavis of Cody, WY; Stanley Metz and wife Phyllis of Springfield, MO; and Mickey Metz and wife Terri of Gentry, AR. Three daughters Jeanie Miller and husband Bob of Bella Vista, AR; Shelia (Metz) Johnson of Wayne, NE; Kimberly Murphy and husband Gary of Coweta, OK; 27 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Julia Carryl (Bradley) Brown was born the daughter of Wilford Woodrow “Bill” Bradley and Mona Belle (Warrick) Bradley on May 31, 1947, at Gainesville, MO and departed this life on January 18, 2015, at Springfield, MO at the age of 67 years.

Funeral services for Carryl will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church in Gainesville, MO with Bro. Dale Roberts officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carryl Brown Scholarship Fund @ Century Bank of the Ozarks, PO Box 68, Gainesville, MO 65655.

She was united in marriage to Ralph Lee Brown, December 11, 1964 in rural Douglas County, MO, making their lifelong home and work in Ozark County.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ralph Brown; son Travis Lee Brown; one granddaughter, Ashton Brown, and one grandson, Dawson Brown; one great-granddaughter, Emree Hardison; and two sisters, Karen Cotham, of Thayer, MO and Billie Blair and her husband Arnold of Springfield, MO; several nieces, nephews, one special cousin, Jim Bradley of Springfield; other relatives and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Todd Allen Brown; her twin brother Jimmy Darryl Bradley; and one brother-in-law Gary Cotham.

She started working at the Ozark County Health Center in April of 1966, retiring in 2009 after 43 years. She worked as a clerk/typist billing for home health services and bookkeeping. Her co-workers loved her sharp sense of humor. After retiring she worked part time at Bryant Plastics. She was a member of the Ozark County Health Board. For nine years she was chairwoman to help organize the Hootin & Hollarin Parade. She was president of the Big Creek Ladies Golf Association in Mtn. Home, AR.

She was deeply devoted to her grandchildren and great granddaughter. She enjoyed working in her flowers, enjoyed her cats, dogs, the cattle and loved watching the birds. She collected glass fruit and loved collecting pretty dishes. She and Ralph enjoyed traveling and she loved to play golf. They had traveled to 48 states and 6 different countries playing golf. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed visiting with all her friends. She was a Christian and a member of the Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Harold Raymond Carson, Wasola, MO Harold Raymond Carson, Retired Lieutenant Commander United States Navy age 89 of Wasola, Missouri passed into eternity on Monday January 19, 2015 due to illness.

Graveside services for Harold will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, MO with full military honors by Troy Herd American Legion Post #112. Officiating is Bishop Carlton Barrus.

Harold was born in 1925 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Walter and Bertha Rae Carson. He attended Jacksonville High School and graduated in 1943. He received a chemistry scholarship to college, but because of World War II he joined the United States Navy in1943. Harold fought in several Naval Battles in the South Pacific, including the Battle of the Marianas Islands. He retired from the Navy after serving 28 years. Harold met the love of his life Emily Ayres and they were married in Mare Island, California on December 7, 1954. They had five children and the family traveled to interesting places around the world.

Surviving family members are; Michael Carson and his wife Sheila of Maryland, James Carson of Kentucky, Cathy Johnson and her husband Douglas of Montana, Cherie Gordon of Missouri, and Tricia wife Bill Carson of North Carolina. Harold has 16 grandchildren, and 29 G grandchildren and 1 GG Grandchild. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Emily, parents, step-mother Virginia Carson, and his son Bill Carson.

Harold was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ava, Missouri He was a wonderful husband an extraordinary father and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He will be buried in the Ava Cemetery next to his wife.

Brianna Margaret Fernow, 22, West Plains, Missouri, died 5:55 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

Funeral services for Brianna Margaret Fernow will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with interment in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

The family will receive their friends from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24th, at the Langston Street Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Donald S. St. John, 91, a resident of Flippin passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Twin Lakes Nursing Center.

He was born May 22, 1923, to the late William and Bernice (Merchant) St. John.  Donald served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  After his military service he worked for several years at Bethlehem Steel in New York and then as a furniture refinisher for over 20 years.

Survivors include two brothers, Louis St. John of Tennessee and Billy St. John of Ashville, New York; his best friends and caregivers, Todd, Deborah and Amanda Risley of Fippin and his good friends, Randy Risley of Flippin, Penny Miller of Louisiana, Kricket Hite of Flippin and Scott Risley of Louisiana.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Hand Valley Cemetery near Rea Valley.  Burial with military honors provided by the American Legion Alley-White Post 52 and the United States Army Honor Guard will be to follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Opal Arlene Ledbetter was born on November 5, 1918 the daughter of William David Ledbetter and Alice Malinda (Ledgerwood) Ledbetter. She passed away January 15, 2015 at Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, MO at the age of 96.

Visitation will be Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO.

Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO.

She was united in marriage to George W. Jackson on July 1, 1944 at Las Cruces, NM. She later married Victor W. Kilcrease on April 17, 1958 at Las Vegas, NV, he preceded her in death on July 16, 1975. On April 28, 1986 Opal was united in marriage to Herbert Lyman Ledbetter at Princeton, TX; he preceded her in death on August 11, 1990.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Elsie Mae, Altha, and Ossie; and two brothers Lee Ledbetter and infant brother Alva Ledbetter.

She is survived by one son George Lee Kilcrease and wife Lorrie of Springfield, MO; one grandson Brandon Kilcrease; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Opal was a Social Worker for the State of Missouri and retired in the late 1960s. After retirement, she attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where she obtained her graduate degree in Sociology and Psychology. Opal enjoyed crocheting, tending to her plants, bird watching and fishing. Opal was a member of the New Life Church in Springfield, MO.