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Nora May Roberts Coggins, 68, of Mountain Home passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at her residence.

She was born May 10, 1946, in Mountain Home to the late John Walter and Earnestine (Casey) Roberts.  Nora worked at Mar-Bax Shirt Factory and Baxter Healthcare prior to owning Pet Haven in Gassville.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Lee Roberts.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne Coggins and Lori Donahue of Rogers and Keith English and Sanwanya English of Pea Ridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Johnny Rusher of Rogers; a step-daughter, Shawna Schopp; two sisters, Jean Kellem of Mountain Home and Christine Rash of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Johnny Rusher, Jr., Amanda May Rusher, Darrell Coggins, Jr., Michael Dwayne Coggins, McKenzie Lynn Donahue, Keaton Harris, Kendrick Mulanax, Kayla Mulanax, Cody Mulanax, Ashley Schopp and three great grandchildren, Ahriyah Thomas, Christian Blake Russell, Jayden Russell.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Staggs Cemetery near Calico Rock with the Rev. Richard Kellem officiating.  Burial will follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Pallbearers will be Keith English, Darrell Coggins, Jr., John Chisnell, Lynn Coggins, Clayton Kellem and Carl Roberts.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Alvin Thomas, 74, of Wasola, MO was born September 15, 1940 in Willhoit, MO to Nancy Genevra (Harley) Thomas and James Kelly Thomas. He departed December 5, 2014 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, AR.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO with Halbert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Loftis Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening, December 7th from 5-7 p.m. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to either Loftis Cemetery, Franklin Grove Cemetery, or to the John 3:16 Ministries; 75 Holmes Rd.; Charlotte, AR 72522. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Alvin graduated from Gainesville High School in 1958 and married Reva Egger on July 22, 1961. He was employed by Rawlings Sporting Goods of Ava, MO for 38 years. After retirement, he continued to work farming with his son at Wasola where he was the “Herd Expert”, knowing all the pertinent facts about each cow and calf in the herd. He spent his entire life in and around Ozark and Douglas Counties and would not have considered living anywhere else. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and his cows and reading and napping.

Alvin is survived by Reva, his wife of 53 years; three sons Kenny Thomas and wife Ann, Kevin Thomas and wife Cindy, Kurtis Thomas and wife Kelly all of Wasola, MO; two daughters Toni Thomas and husband James of Malvern, AR and Melissa Thomas of the home in Wasola; six grandchildren Jennifer and husband Denver, Markus, Kane, Kayla, Nicholas and Nathan; two great grandchildren Cooper and Cassidy; one sister Gay Burke; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; six sisters; and his granddaughter Amanda Thomas.

Funeral services for Ralph James Albin, 96, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Albin died at 8:45 p.m., Monday, December 1, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born October 22, 1918, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Emery Lorraine Albin and Lucy Evaline Zumwalt Albin. In 1951, he was married to Leona Lee, who preceded him in death on July 24, 1978.  He married Charlotte Frentrop in 1981.  He enjoyed bowling until the age of ninety-two and traveling; he was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan.  Mr. Albin was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Debra Melzig, husband, Michael, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christopher Lee Smith, Tallahassee, Florida and Melissa Dock, husband, Chris, Fort Worth, Texas; one great-grandchild, Evelyn Marie Dock; his step-children, Ron and Ginger Frentrop, Steve and Robin Frentrop, Wes and Doris Frentrop and Debbie and Jim Crumb; three brothers, Porter Albin, wife, Maxine, West Plains, Glen Albin, wife, Fern, Mineral Wells, Texas and Dennis Albin, wife, Lois, Jacksonville, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wives, one brother, Charles “Shorty” Albin and three sisters, Doris McGregger, Blanche Wright and Evaleena Albin, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, prior to the service at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial services for Patricia May (Blackburn) Hammond, 64, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Dawt Church of Christ, Dawt, Missouri.

Mrs. Hammond died 5:25 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born July 1, 1950 at Gainesville, Missouri the daughter of Flay O’Dell Blackburn and Dorothy Evangeline Crider Blackburn.  Mrs. Hammond was employed as an accounts representative with Air Evac.  She enjoyed raising English bull dogs, spending time at the river and loved her family.  Mrs. Hammond was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Dawt Church of Christ.

She is survived by two children, Casey Smith, husband, Sean and Matt Trent,  all of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Morgan, Nicholas, Jessie, and Claudia;  three brothers, Bob Blackburn, Jim Blackburn, wife, Janice and Jack Blackburn; three sisters, Kathy Snell, husband, Clarence, Linda Blackburn and Nancy Wamser, husband, Mike; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one sister, Cynthia Blackburn, precede her in death. Online condolences may be expressed at

Roy Edward Belt, 53, a resident of Promise Land passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, in Mountain Home.

He was born March 7, 1961, in Gainesville, Missouri to Verdon and Larva (Friend) Belt.  Roy guided on the White River.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his passion was his family.  Roy was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Elvis Belt.

Survivors include two sons, Ross Belt of Lowell, Indiana and Jake Henry Paschall of West Plains, Missouri; his mother, Larva White of West Plains, Missouri; three brothers, Bobby Belt of Clarkridge, Verdon Lynn Belt of Mountain Home and Randy Belt of Landcaster, Missouri; four sisters, Margarete Howell of West Plains, Missouri, Judy Kutzi of Mountain Home; Loretta Reed of Batesville and Melissa Belt of West Plains, Missouri; two grandsons, Joshua Lee and Troy Robert Belt, both of Lowell, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 774 Long Street, Mountain Home, AR  72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Jerry Winston Broadwater, age 70, of Hardy, Arkansas, died Saturday November 11, 2014 at Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born July 19, 1944 in Romulus, MI., son of the late Alonzo and Fay “Adair” Broadwater. Jerry was a veteran of the Navy and a retired truck driver.

Funeral service will be held 2:00pm Thursday at Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Interment will follow in Baker Cemetery.

Jerry is survived by his wife Faye Broadwater; son Dwayne and his wife Jennifer Broadwater of Anthem, AZ. Daughters Deborah Smith, Dana Rajwany and Jacqueline Roersma, 4 Grandchildren Brandon, Andrea Broadwater, Aiden, Saige Bundy.

Funeral services for Mark Anthony Jolliff, 31, Bourbon, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Jolliff died Friday, November 28, 2014, near Sullivan, Missouri.

He was born April 27, 1983, at West Plains, Missouri, to David Mark Jolliff and Susan Denise Wickham.  He worked as a driver for FedEx.  Mr. Jolliff was a Christian.

He is survived by four children, Alexia, Keeley, Gavin and Raylan; companion, Megan Daugherty;  father, David Jolliff, wife, Sarah, West Plains, Missouri; mother, Susan Wickham, West Plains; step-father, Joe Watkins, Dora, Missouri; two brothers, Joshua Paul Jolliff and Tristan David Jolliff; step-brother, Michael Watkins; two sisters, Whitney Jo Watkins and Bailee Ashton Jolliff; grandparents, Leroy Bussell, Richard and Barbara Eakin and Murl Watkins; aunts and uncles, Eddie Jolliff, wife, Tina, Dean Jolliff, Joe Jolliff, wife, Misti, Melissa Jett, husband, Mark, Marilyn Thomas, husband, Mike and Linda Lee, husband, Ed; and several cousins.

His grandparents, David and Helen Jolliff, Evelyn Bussell and Elfie Watkins and one uncle, Dennis Paul Wickham, 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 in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Vickey L. Greear, 63, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, in Highland, Arkansas. She was born in Flat, Missouri, on September 21, 1951, to Frank and Lorraine Miles Dunham. Vickey was a member of Springlake Baptist Church in Ozark Acres and a homemaker who enjoyed arts and craft projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister.

Survivors include Steve Richey of the home; son Charles Greear and daughter Sonya Davis, both of Highland; sisters Kay Moffit, Sherry Sikes, Tammie Boswell, and Jean Strom; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, in the Springlake Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

Funeral services for Lois Jean Harper, 78, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harper died at 5:47 a.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 23, 1936, at West Plains, Missouri, to Howard Earl Young and Lola Ann Moffis Young. On May 11, 1947, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Glen Franklin Harper, who preceded her in death on October 25, 2011. She was a homemaker and enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s ball games. Mrs. Harper was a member of the South Fork Church.

She is survived by three sons, Randy Harper, wife, Ann, Caulfield, Missouri, Roger Harper, wife, Shealia, West Plains and Jimmy Harper, wife, Lisa, West Plains; nine grandchildren, Scott Harper, wife, Ashley, Riley Harper, wife, Tiffany, Casey Whisenant, husband, Derek, Kara Mae Brown, husband, Justin, Lydia Harper, special friend, Jim Donley, Zachary Harper, Dillon Harper, Jacob Harper and Dalton Harper; nine great-grandchildren, Braxton, Braymer, Garrett, Brayda, Max, Branch, Ryan, Kasen and Madi; two sisters, Freda Paschall and Ruby Snethern, both of West Plains; one brother-in-law, J. T. Wells, Caulfield, Missouri; four sisters-in-law, Lenora Frazier, Dora, Missouri, Sue Lair, husband, Jerry, Jeanna Morris, husband, Steve and Sharon Moore, husband, David, all of West Plains; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one brother, Mike Young, two sisters-in-law, Adele Wells and Kathreen Rhine, four brothers-in-law, Ray Rhine, Dallas Frazier, Roy Paschall and Bud Snethern, one grandson, Bobby Ryan Joyce and one great-granddaughter, Brylee Harper precede her in death.

Mrs. Harper will lie in state from 5:00 p.m. Tuesday until service time at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fowler Cemetery or a charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for J. G. “Smokey” Batterton, 84, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Batterton departed this life at 9:10 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born August 14, 1930, at Moko, Arkansas, to Loyd Ronnie and Beulah Arenda Emery Batterton. Smokey was united in marriage to Helen Matney on June 16, 1951 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army from 1952 – 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Smokey retired from Herrman Lumber Company after twenty-eight years. He was well known by many that he delivered lumber to their homes in and around the West Plains and Arkansas areas. Smokey enjoyed his bird dogs and quail hunting and also loved to deer hunt and fish with Helen and his family. He enjoyed spending time with family and listening to bluegrass music. Smokey was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Curry Street Church of Christ, West Plains.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Batterton, of the family home; two daughters, Cheryl Finley, husband, Bruce and Lisa McAdams, husband, Dale, all of West Plains; five grandchildren, Melissa Marlow, husband, Chris, Franklin, Tennessee, Arenda Havens, husband, Raymond, Jesse Frazier, girlfriend, Cateland Collins, Amy Eades, husband, Shayne, Nathan McAdams, wife, Jolene, all of West Plains; twelve great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jack Batterton, wife, Peggy, Jewell Batterton, wife, Barbara, Jim Batterton, wife, Sharon and Terry “Hoppy” Batterton, all of Viola, Arkansas; four sisters, Wilma Dean Brown, West Plains, Janette Schlie, husband, Gary, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Sue Billings and Pamela Burns, husband, Larry, Viola, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Roe Guffey, Bakersfield, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harve and Cepha Matney, one sister, Wanda “Blondie” Guffey, three brothers-in-law, Bob Halphin, Mylo Brown and Howard Billings, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Watkins Cemetery, Sturkie, Arkansas. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made to Watkins Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at