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Veral Wayne Davis was born on May 2, 1940 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Veral “Buster” Davis and Eunice Colter Davis. He passed away at Mountain View Healthcare on October 7, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Visitation will be Thursday October 9 from 6-8 PM at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View. Funeral Services will be held Friday October 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Interment will be Friday October 10, 2014 at Grace Cemetery.

Wayne was married to Dixie Smotherman on February 25, 1962. To this union, Dixie brought Donna Jo and Becky. Two more daughters, Betty and Tammy were born to them. Wayne married Joyce Coulter on September 7, 1973. With this marriage, Joyce added to our family two children, Joy and Johnny. One daughter, Shannon, was born to this union. This created what Dad loved to call “His, Hers and Ours”.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and one infant son. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Hockman and husband, Steve; Tammy Hite and husband, Tom; and Shannon Elliott and husband, Scottie, all of Mountain View; one step-son, Johnny Potts of Mountain View; three step-daughters, Joy Hawkins and husband, Alan, of Orange, TX, Donna Armstrong of Mountain Home, AR and Becky Hankins of Strafford, MO. He is survived by 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Eddie Davis and wife, Judy, of Mountain View and five sisters, Velma Burnett and husband, Chuck, of Liberty, MO, Eva Hubbard and husband, Jon, of Parkville, MO, Jeanne Taber of Mountain View, Wanda Throckmorton and husband, Orville, of Warsaw, MO and Helen Cummings and husband, Jim, of Mountain View and a host of family and friends.

Wayne worked at the Ford garage and then in the cord woods. However, most of his career he was a self-employed mechanic. He was known for ability to fix anything. Many people brought their autos and tractors to him saying “no one else has been able to fix this”. Wayne always could. Later he became a carpenter and worked with his brother, Eddie.

Wayne loved to hunt deer and turkey. He lived just a few miles from the Jacks Fork River most of his life and always managed to find time to “get in a little fishin”. In his later, retirement years, he and his brother, Eddie, stayed busy together plotting new ventures that were sure to get them both into trouble. His other favorite past-time was riding his motorcycle. He took many vacations on it in Colorado and many places in between. He was on his motorcycle just days before he entered the hospital and nursing home.

Wayne was always known for his sense of humor and always wearing a smile. He never met a stranger and loved to tease the waitresses and nurses. He is greatly missed by all who love him. His presence will be with us in the memories and lessons he taught us.

Mr. Roger Steve Linson, age 72, of Springfield, MO passed away October 7,2014, at his residence.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Services will be Saturday, October 11, 2014,11:00 A.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment in Williams Cemetery under direction of Fox Funeral Home,Licking,MO

Barbara Jo Goehler was born September 15, 1951 at St. Louis, MO the daughter of Leonard Joseph Goehler and Matilda Barbara (Lane) Goehler. She passed away October 5, 2014 at Poplar Bluff, MO at the age of 63.

Visitation will be Oct. 10 from 6-8 PM at Duncan Funeral Home – Eminence, Hwy 19, Eminence. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Oct. 11 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Hwy 19, Eminence.

Preceding her in death were her parents Leonard and Tillie Goehler.

Barbara is survived by two brothers Ronald Goehler and wife Joann of Ballwin, MO and Paul Goehler of Festus, MO; one sister Cindy Klipfel and husband Marvin of Piedmont, MO; her nieces and nephews Sydney Goehler of Ballwin, MO, Mathew Tompkins and wife Erin of St. Louis, MO, Brian Tompkins of Wappapello, MO, Machelle Liles of Clarkton, MO, Jason Klipfel of Piedmont, MO, Cheri Dew of Grand Haven, MI, and Terica Moyers of Hendrickson, MO; great niece and nephew Jonathan Liles and Veronica Liles of Clarkton, MO; and her aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Barbara attended Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO. After graduation, she worked several years at Bussmann Fuse in St. Louis, MO. She enjoyed needlepoint, and her talent for this is shown by the beautiful pieces of needlework she made. Barbara was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, following every game on TV. She also enjoyed watching her soap operas. Barbara loved her family; she enjoyed the walks with her aunt Stella, and playing with her nieces and nephews. She also loved taking pictures, and sending and receiving cards. Barbara will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Richard Raymond Manning, age 88, of Ozark Acres, Arkansas died Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born October 22, 1925 in Jonesboro, Arkansas the son of John and Florence (Reed) Manning. Raymond was a retired TV repair man and Musician. Raymond served in the Army during WWII where he was awarded 3 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for combat in the Bulge, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Raymond is survived by his wife Mary Manning; daughters Peggy and Charles Stallings, Sharon Adams, Kathy Hover and a son John and Rhonda Manning, 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. Also multiple Nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandson, 1 great grandson and 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:00pm at the Ash Flat Church of Christ with Tommie Boles officiating. The family will except friends from 1:00pm till service time. Interment will follow in the Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres.

Mary (Acklin) Pitchford Szegedy of Mountain Home, died Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Gassville Therapy and Living Center. She was 85.

Mary was born March 6, 1929, in Wild Cherry, Fulton County, Arkansas, the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Alexander) Acklin. She was the tenth of twelve children, and the last surviving child. Mary attended school at Norfork and Buford. She obtained an LPN degree from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1951.

She loved to travel and lived in many places prior to her marriage. She wed Leo G. Pitchford June 24, 1953 in Mountain Home. After his death she married Stephen Szegedy in 1981 in Gainesville, Missouri.

She retired from Baxter Travenol in 1995 after 25 years, and later enjoyed working part-time at Wal-Mart as a greeter.

She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the NRA, Eastern Star, and was a CARTI Volunteer. She enjoyed being home on the farm, dancing and spending time with her daughter, son and grandson.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Patty Pitchford Fletcher, and son, Glen Pitchford, both from Mountain Home; her grandson, William R.G. Fletcher of Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition her dear friend and dancing partner, Gene Churches of Shirley and her caregiver in her final years, Tracy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, brothers, and sisters, Chester, Esther, Buck, Ruby, Trilba, Sylvia, Dolly, Fay, Tommy, and Unalea.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 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.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014, at Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery near Mountain Home. Burial will be to follow under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Pallbearers will be William Fletcher, Darrell Franks, Butch Strong, Bill Cobb, Les Kitchell, and Donald Gray.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mary’s nieces and nephews including, Sheri Jones, Vernon Ray Jones, Dolan Acklin, Normalea Funkhouser, Liz Everidge Parsons, Geraldine Acklin Lamb, Bonnie Cobb Vaughn, Faye Cobb Clark, W.A. Cobb, Lunnie Franks, Sandy Kirkover, Stacy Franks Havner, Tracy Franks Gilbert.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Visitation services for Laura Jeanette Huff, 53, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huff died at 5:00 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.

She was born April 26, 1961, at Chicago, Illinois, to Leonard Burch and Jean Freeston Burch. She was married in 1988 at Viola, Arkansas, to Kenneth Charles Huff. Mrs. Huff worked in medical records at Ozarks Medical Center. She was a loving wife, caring mother and cherished daughter. She excelled at making handcrafted items and making people happy and was a good overall person.

She is survived by her husband, Ken Huff, of the family home; one daughter, Courtney Collins, West Plains, Missouri; one grandson, Toby; and four sisters, Linda Webb, Debra Purol, Vivian Burch and Paula May.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Randy Neal York, 49, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. York died at 5:17p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Mercy St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born April 27, 1965, at Des Plains, Illinois, to K. A. York and Jeannie Kenslow York. On May 18, 1984, he was married at Lanton, Missouri, to Patty Thomas. Mr. York was employed with Brad Guffey Motors. He loved his family, kids, grandkids, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and hunting. Randy always put others first.

He is survived by his wife, Patty York, of the family home; three children, Jennifer Gunter, husband, Eugene, West Plains, Missouri, Dylan York, significant other, Whitney Atwell, West Plains, Missouri and Shane York, of the family home; three grandchildren, Kaebrynn Gunter, Bryleigh York and Kreed Gunter; his father, K.A. York, Lanton, Missouri; three brothers, Rick York, wife, Vanessa, Ryan York and Jason York, all of West Plains; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Dana Thomas, West Plains; two brothers-in-law, Micheal Thomas and Daniel Thomas; one sister-in-law, Crystie Thomas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

His mother, Jeannie York, precedes 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 Dripping Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Robert Joe Koelling, 68, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Koelling died at 6:13 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born June 22, 1946, at Ephrata, Washington, to Glen Koelling and Dorothy Schrag Koelling. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964. He enjoyed farming and collected baseball cards.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Koelling; one sister, Gladys Ball, husband, Kenneth, West Plains, Missouri; one nephew, Gary Hensley, Jr., wife, Rachel, O’Fallon, Missouri; great-nephew and great-niece, Emmett and Evelyn; and many cousins and friends.

His father precedes him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn 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

Glen Charles Joslin, 76, of Gainesville, MO passed away on October 5, 2014 in Gainesville. He was born on January 31, 1938 in Flint, MI, the son of Vera Campbell Joslin.

Burial was private. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Glen was a long time resident of Port Huron, MI before moving to Gainesville, MO. Glen enjoyed spending time tinkering in the garage, as well as the outdoors. He loved spending time with his dog “Lil Bit”.

Glen is survived by his children Cheryl Joslin of Fort Gratiot, MI, Glen Charles Joslin Jr. of Fort Gratiot, MI, Kenneth Joslin and wife Dawn of Gainesville, MO, Gregory M. Joslin of Lansing, MI and James Joslin and wife Kari of Port Huron, MI; thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother Kenneth Joslin and wife Barb of Ruby, MI; and sister Louise Joslin of Clyde, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert Ivan “Bobby” Joslin.

Elizabeth Howard, 69 years, passed away on October 2, 2014 at Rocky Ridge Manor in Mansfield, MO.

Burial for Elizabeth will be in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA by her husband, Tom Howard. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.

Elizabeth was born May 1, 1945 in Texas and her father was Jimmy Wade. She was a resident of the Ava community since 2007 moving from Bakersfield, CA. She grew up in Arkansas and she was employed as a housekeeper.

Elizabeth was married to Thomas Michael Howard and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Elizabeth was a Christian and had attended the Church of God Emmanuel in Ava. She enjoyed drawing and taking care of her husband until his death.

Elizabeth is survived by her cousins.