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Beaulah Mashburn, 92, of Gainesville, MO passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Gainesville Healthcare Center. She was born on May 10, 1922 in rural Ozark County, MO, the daughter of Callie and Myrtle (Brown) Mahan.

Funeral services for Beaulah will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville, MO with Jim Hillhouse officiating. Burial will be in the Lutie Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to: Lutie Cemetery, Hicks Cemetery or Smith Graham Cemetery and can be left at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Beaulah was a life-long resident of Ozark County. She worked for many years at the Shirt Factory in Gassville, AR and later worked for several different restaurants in the Theodosia area. She loved gardening and raising flowers, especially her roses and irises. She enjoyed tending to cattle and working around the farm and she was always ready to help anyone in need. Beaulah was a terrific cook. She loved to make chocolate and fried pies, and in the fall her specialty was sweet potato pie. She was the true definition of a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Beaulah is survived by one sister Jean Hillhouse and one brother Bill Mahan. Other survivors include her grandchildren Darrin Clayton and wife Cecilia, Shelly Clayton and Shanna Clayton; her daughter-in-law Donna Clayton of Theodosia, MO; great grandchildren Cally, Kyle and wife Darian, Ashley and husband Justin, Shelby, Laurence, Justin, Nathan and Louis; and great-great grandchildren Devon, Dustin, Logan, Rylee, Maddie, Nevaeh and Audrey; five nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents Callie and Myrtle Mahan; two husbands Hillis Clayton and Tilford Mashburn; two sons H.D. and Harlin Clayton; one sister Aline Clayton and one grandson Dennie Clayton.

Dean Sandberg, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at his home. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 1, 1933, to Ed and Olga Jepsen Sandberg. Dean was a chemical pipe designer.

Services will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte of the home; sons Kirk and Orin; daughters Teri, Valerie, and Debbie; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Erma Lea Guthrie, 91, of Mountain View, Missouri, was born April 29, 1923 in Rush Hill, Missouri. She departed this life on September 27, 2014 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View.

Visitation will be Friday October 3 from 2-3 PM at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Friday October 3 at 3 PM at Yarber Mortuary. Interment will be Friday October 3 at Forest Dell.

Erma was united in marriage to Charles Edward Guthrie, Sr. on June 2, 1940 in Mexico, Missouri. To this union two children were born, Linda and Chuck.

Erma was preceded in death by her husband; mother, Maude Lorine Wylie; two brothers, Gilbert Wylie and Clyde Wylie; and two sisters, Geneva Williamson and Loeta Burgess.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Horst and husband, Mark, of Mountain View, MO; one son, Chuck Guthrie and wife, Darlene, of Chandler, AZ; one brother, Charles Wylie, of Webster Grove, MO; grandchildren, Lisa Pulliam and husband, Guy, of Mountain View, MO, Charlie Guthrie and wife, Tiffany, of Queen Creek, Arizona, Sarah Edwards of Hazelwood, MO, Elizabeth Guthrie and Justin Tullock, of Queen Creek, AZ, Shalita Ledbetter and husband, Wesley, of Mountain View, MO, and Kendra Pyatt and husband, Nathan, of Gamaliel, AR; 12 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Erma was a member of Covenant Community Church in St. Louis, Missouri. She always put God and family first. She loved working in her flower garden and cooking big family meals. Erma will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Robert A. Clouse, 92 of Mountain Home passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Brother Louis Stephens officiating.

Robert was born August 23, 1922 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to the late Millard and Lola Mae (Hainds) Clouse. He retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant Major. Robert was a three-war veteran, and recipient of the Purple Heart, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Robert was a kind, gentle and loving dad to his four daughters. He will be greatly missed by them all. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include his four daughters, Iris Miller of Mountain Home, Barbara Payne of Georgia, Patricia Amabile and Janet Smith both of Florida; one brother, Don Hedges of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

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

Graveside services for Thelma House, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at South Fork Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. House died at 7:41 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born March 9, 1929, at Cureall, Missouri, to Elza Caleb Hixon and Ellen Martha Martin Hixon. Mrs. House attended school in West Plains and Bakersfield and on September 26, 1947, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Charles “Chief” House, who preceded her in death on October 23, 1998. She retired from International Shoe Company after 20 years. Mrs. House enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandkids.

She is survived by two children, Ricky House, wife, Reta and Reba Libby; four grandchildren, Kimberly Libby, Michael Libby, wife, Rachel, Brooke House and Brock House; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Korie Libby; two sisters, Juanita Walker and Ruby Hobbs; several nieces and nephews; and her special cousin, Dorothy Tyree, husband Darrell .

Her parents, husband, one grandson, Brandon, one brother, Robert Hixon and one sister, Avis Roberts, precede her in death.

Mrs. House will lie in state from 4:00 Wednesday, until 12:00 Noon Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to South Fork Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Judy Lee Galer, 62, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Galer died at 2:15 a.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Pomona, Missouri.

She was born October 17, 1951, at Altus, Oklahoma, to Jimmy and Clara Taylor Brandstatt. She loved the Dallas Cowboys. Mrs. Galer was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by five children, Patricia Heinz, Chickasha, Oklahoma, Debra Lox, husband, Gary, West Plains, Missouri, Alvie Hastings, Chickasha, Oklahoma, Stephen Hastings, wife, Tammy, Baldknob, Arkansas and Angela Rouse, husband, Darren, Pomona, Missouri; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one on the way; two brothers, Jimmy Brandstatt, wife, Brenda, Rush Springs, Oklahoma and James Brandstatt, wife, Tammy, Rush Springs, Oklahoma; and four sisters, Wanda Croy, husband, Bud, Water Valley, Mississippi, Janet Wrinkles, husband, Phil, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, Kathy Petty, Water Valley, Mississippi and Becky Langham, husband, Dusty, Rush Springs, Oklahoma.

Her parents and two granddaughters, Darrian Rouse and Kaylee Hastings, precede her in death.

Mrs. Galer will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Thursday, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Sharon K. Hinds, 71, passed away peacefully in the arms of our Lord at 3:00 am Friday, September 26, 2014 at her home in West Plains, Missouri, surrounded by her family. She was born August 9, 1943 in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas to Jimmy and Louise Crafton.

After graduating from West Memphis High School, West Memphis, Arkansas in 1961, Sharon attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee where she received her Business degree. She worked in Memphis as a legal typist and bookkeeper while she earned her court reporting certification. Sharon was co-owner and an officer of Alpha Court Reporting Corporation in Memphis until 1991, when she retired and sold her business interest to her partner. Some of her favorite stories about her court room experiences involved her time in the renowned Judge Joe Brown’s court.

She married Greg Hinds on January 9, 1991 and relocated to Pinewood–Sour Lake, Texas. They bought their retirement home in West Plains and were in the process of permanently moving when Mrs. Hinds became ill. At her request, her family brought her home for her final days after treatment at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She and her husband Greg were generous patrons of her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

She is survived by her husband Greg, her sister, Olivia Zinn and husband Jim of West Plains, her nephew David LaFevers of Columbia, Missouri, his son Payton of West Plains, and many Arkansas and Tennessee aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Louise Crafton of Strawberry, Arkansas, Maternal grandparents, James and Cora Smith, Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, Paternal grandparents, Elvie and Effie Crafton,

Strawberry, Arkansas, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In her spare time she enjoyed golf, sewing, all kinds of crafts, painting, and her online card design club group. She was funny, creative and a true friend who cherished every friendship she ever had. Sharon was admired, respected, and trusted by her family, friends, employees, and business associates.

Sharon was a tender hearted, giving and generous caregiver for family, friends and her beloved pet Misty Bleu, her 3 pound Teacup Poodle.

Her smile lit up her whole face and she never met a stranger. One friend wrote “She will indeed be a beautiful angel … she has had a lifetime of practice caring for others.”

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, beloved sister, and true friend.

Her memory will live on forever in the hearts of those of us who loved her.

A memorial celebration of her life will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., West Plains, MO 65775 . Online condolences may be expressed at

Richard Vernon Brown, 75 years, 2 months, and 5 days old, passed to heaven on September 28, 2014 at Cox Medical Center South.

A Graveside service for Richard will be Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, MO. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30-2:45 PM in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Officiating will be Pastor James Eakins. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Richard was born July 23, 1939 in Ava, MO to Clarence and Lue (Lane) Brown.

On September 14, 1959 Richard and Geneva Powell were united in marriage in Rochelle, IL and to this union three children were born.

Richard retired from 3M after working there for many years.

Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman. Before his Parkinson’s, he was a member of the Finley River Bass Club.

Richard was preceded by his parents.

Richard is survived by his wife, Geneva Brown, two sons and their wives, Douglas and Denise Brown, Dale and Jeanette Brown, one daughter, Tammy Pulliam, five grandchildren, Kiaya Brown, Benjamin Brown, Melissa Brown, Jessica Brown and Danielle Pulliam, one great-grandchild, Kyrie Godby, one sister, Charlene Brown, one brother, Leslie Brown and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Charles Eugene “Butch” Fonner, 70, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at New Hope Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Fonner died at 9:50 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born July 22, 1944, at Peoria, Illinois, to Harold Eugene Fonner and Mary Catherine Barth Fonner. On December 8, 1973, he was married at Peoria, Illinois, to Shirley Anne Gipson. God blessed them with joining their lives and raising six children. Butch graduated from Jamaica High School, Sidell, Illinois, where he was a star football player. He served his country for three years by joining the United States Army Reserves and was discharged with Honors. He worked numerous jobs in his lifetime, including Caterpillar, truck driving for Tobler Transfer, Cabool Lease, West Plains School systems and was the owner/operator of White Church Store. He loved farming; putting in full days of work and still spending time on his tractor and with his cattle, not only providing for his family, but it brought joy to his soul. He also enjoyed bowling with his wife, skiing, was a rodeo cowboy and an incredible fisherman. He loved camping and spending time with his family and friends. Butch was a charitable and giving man and held a special place in his heart for the Convoy of Hope. Mr. Fonner was a born again Christian and was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and presently attended New Hope Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley AnneFonner, of the family home; six children, Shirlene O’Russa, Peoria, Illinois, Rhonda White, husband, Butch, Cabool, Missouri, Beverly Bourazak, Peoria, Illinois, Jon Prince, wife, DeeDee, Mountain View, Missouri, Catherine Pearson, West Plains, Missouri and Charles “Butchy”: Fonner, wife, Mikaela, Monett, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Sonya Loman, Jean Ellen O’Russa Merta, Carrie Levey, Jesse McCart, Neal O’Russa, Austen Wood, Nicholas Bourazak, Jacob Prince, Savannah Bailey, Kylie Prince, Justice Pearson, Nathanael Fonner, Katie Prince, Rylee Fonner and Jessie Fonner; two sisters, Carol Ann Hamm, husband, Glenn, State of Illinois and Vickie Cooper, husband, Warren, State of Arizona; one brother, Jeff Fonner, wife, Robin, State of Illinois; special brother to his siblings, Rick Prince; special cousins, Larry, Bud, Terry and Kay Fonner; and many friends, including two devoted friends, Bob Bryan and Virgil Romans, who know his heart and spirit and will carry it on.

His parents, step-mother, Mary Lou Richardson Fonner, and special aunt/mom, Lucille “Tommie” Brazeal and special cousins Charles “Chuck” Fonner, 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 New Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery, Convoy of Hope or Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Clifford D. Corson, 71, of West Plains, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Corson was born November 6, 1943, at Metropolis, Illinois, to William Corson and Virginia Phillips Corson Hanner. After high school he attended Southern Illinois University. Mr. Corson was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. He was a life member of Am Vets Post 98, West Plains, Missouri and the American Legion Post 621, West Des Moines, Iowa. He enjoyed golf, chess and was an avid cribbage player. His greatest love besides his family was his horses and trail riding. He enjoyed riding every chance he could get.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia “Midge” Corson, of the family home; three sons, David Corson, wife, Michelle, Altoona, Iowa, Russell Corson and Clifford Alan Corson, both of Urbandale, Iowa; two granddaughters, Pamela Corson, Miami, Florida and Chelsea Corson, Altoona, Iowa; one brother, Robert Corson, Golconda, Illinois; one sister, Linda Yuengal, Belleville, Illinois; and one much respected and loved friend, Tom Niles.

His parents, beloved stepmother, Mary Corson, two sisters, Sandra Sue Corson and Beverly Corson Wilson and much loved brother-in-law, John Wilson, precede him in death.

In accordance with Clifford’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service and his remains will be scattered on the horse trails of Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at