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Wayne Thomason, age 89 of Mountain View, passed away on Friday, September 12, in Mountain View, MO.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 18, at 11AM at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View with the interment to take place in Greenlawn, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

The family will receive their friends at 6-8PM Wednesday, September 17 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View.

Funeral Services for Nadine (Case) Goodwin, age 76, of West Plains, MO, formally of Thayer, will, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 2PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Joe Garrison officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Chapel on Tuesday evening, September 16, 2014 from 6-8PM.

Burial will be int he Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Jayson Gentry, 28, of Cabool, MO, son of Jay and Nancy Gentry, passed away on Friday, September 12.

Services will be held at 11AM, Thursday, September 18, at the Funeral Chapel.

Interment will be in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO.

Larry W. Shelley of Cabool, MO passes away on Thursday, September 11.

Visitation will be held from 6-8PM on Tuesday, September 16, at the funeral chapel with services at 10:30AM, on Wednesday, September 17, at the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church near Cabool

Interment will be in the Bado Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.


James “Wes” McGowan passed away at his residence on Friday, September 12, at the age of 81. McGowan’s funeral service will be held on Monday, September 15, at 2PM at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Funeral Home.

kellyFuneral services for Catherine Anne Kelly, 49, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Trinity Worship Center, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Cathy met her Savior at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014.

She was born August 2, 1965, at Governor’s Island, Manhattan, New York to Carl Dalton Kelly Sr., and Marjorie Ellen Wickham Kelly.  Cathy spent the majority of her life in West Plains and worked as a Paramedic for twenty-three years.  After retirement she found joy in family and friends.  She enjoyed yard sales, auctions and thrift stores; was always on the hunt for a good deal.  She also enjoyed her five yorkies, gardening, playing computer games, reading, being outdoors and on the water.  Most of all she loved her grandchildren.  Cathy attended Trinity Worship Center.


She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Jerry Veloria, West Plains, Missouri; three children, Amanda Grayson, husband, Gray, West Plains, Missouri, Amber Jones, Koshkonong, Missouri and Stephen Rosas, wife, Jessica, Fort Worth, Texas; her mother, Marjorie Kelly, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Carl Kelly, Jr., wife, Gretchen, Pinehurst, North Carolina and Craig Kelly, wife, Sandra, West Plains, Missouri; father-in-law, John Veloria, Sr., wife, Marlena, Chicago, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, John Veloria, Jr., wife Mary Ester, Austin, Texas and Mike Veloria, wife, Sue, Gamaliel, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Kathy Bilbo, husband, Mike, Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren, Heather, Dalton and Corbin Grayson and Andrew, Kyler and Harlie Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father, mother-in-law, Joanne Wimmer, sister-in-law, Dawn Davis and granddaughter Carley Grayson, precede her 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 Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for purchasing a headstone, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jennett Haneline, age 96, of Licking passed away September 12,2014, at Columbia,Mo.

Visitation will be Monday, September 15,2014, 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Services will be Monday, September 15,2014, 2:00 P.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment in Ray Cemetery under direction of Fox Funeral Home,Licking,MO

Cunningham, PatPatrick (Pat) J. Cunningham of Oakland, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  Pat was born on St. Patrick’s Day of 1940 in Chicago.  He graduated from Zion Benton High School, Zion, Illinois in 1958.  After a brief stint in the army he returned home to marry his high-school sweetheart, Marcia Miller in 1959.  Pat worked predominantly in beer and pop distribution in the 1960’s.  He also volunteered with the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department.  In 1971 he joined the Northbrook Fire Department, a position that he held with great pride for 26 years of service.  In 1997 Pat and Marcia retired to the woods of the Ozark Mountains. He was proceeded in death by parents, Frank and Catherine; brother, Jim; sons, Michael and Kelly; grandson, Chad Stevens.

Pat is survived by; wife, Marcia; daughters, Colleen (Steve Lund) Cunningham of Beach Park, Laura (Tim) Stevens,  Jennifer (Brent) Lewis of Winthrop Harbor; daughter-in-law, Sandy Cunningham of Appling, Georgia; brother Frank Cunningham of Oakland, Arkansas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Nick, Abagayle, Ashley, Alanna, Kyle, Sean, Wyatt, Russell, Kaitlyn, Wil, Kealy, Austin, Aron, Molly, Allison, Lily, Grace, Charlotte, and Grayson; as well as many wonderful friends and extended family.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, are encouraged by the family.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at

smithFuneral services for Airman First Class Luke Aaron Smith, 25, Kirkland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico and formerly of Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Langston Street Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Airman First Class Smith was born December 29, 1988 at West Plains, Missouri to Howard Smith, Jr. and Elizabeth Friel Smith and was raised by Tim and Alice Williams.  He graduated from the Easter Sunrise Academy of Hardy, Arkansas. After graduation,  he worked for Foster Feed in Bakersfield, Missouri and had been a member of the Civil Air Patrol which influenced his decision to enter the United States Air Force.  Airman First Class Smith was an aerospace ground equipment specialist with the United States Air Force having been stationed for three years in Japan and currently serving at the Kirkland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He is survived by his uncle and aunt, Tim and Alice Williams, Bakersfield, Missouri; parents, Howard Smith, Jr. and Elizabeth Smith, West Plains, Missouri; his brothers and sisters, Temothy Williams, Jr., wife, Emily, Bakersfield, Missouri, Charity Porcius, husband, Marius, Jeffersonville, Indiana, Isaac Williams, wife, Richelle, Nampa, Idaho, Beth Williams, Michael Williams, Hattie Williams, Matthew Williams, Gabriel Williams, all of Bakersfield, Missouri, Ruth Smith, West Plains, Missouri, Vanessa Langley, husband, Michael, Searcy, Arkansas, Karen Wilson, husband, Jonny, Pangburn, Arkansas, Leta Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Serena Smith and David Smith, all of West Plains, Missouri; and eight nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 12th, at the Langston Street Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be close to his grandfather, James Friel at the Thayer City Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri.  Online condolences may be left at

rayA Memorial Service for Jack Ray Bridges, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014, at River of Life Church of God of Prophecy.

On September 9, 2014, Jack Bridges went to the Kingdom of God for his eternal life of youth, health and glory. The Holy Spirit comforted and gently took him through his transition to his eternal life after only a few hours at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born January 24, 1931. Jack was a quiet man, reserved and Godly with unbelievable inner strength. His eighty-three years of physical life began wearing the uniform the United States Marine Corps; after his military service he was the chief dispatcher for Halliburton for thirty-three years. Retirement brought him to the Ozarks where much of his family began and he truly enjoyed the nature and peacefulness it brought his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathy “Blondie” Bridges; grandson Peter Bridges, wife, Samantha, great-granddaughters, Ashlyn, Katlyn, Jaclyn and a great-great-granddaughter, Mykala; granddaughter Brandy Bridges Parker, great-granddaughters, Shealy, Macy and Elizabeth; great-great-granddaughter Amila; granddaughter Danielle Bridges, all of New Iberia, Louisiana; sister, Pat Arnold, husband, John, Carmi, Illinois; nieces, Teresa, State of Illinois, Linda, State of Oklahoma and Alicia, State of Wichita; nephews, Randy and Mike, State of Illinois, Rodney, New Orleans, Louisiana, Larry, Dennis and Randy, State of Florida.

His spirit will live on through all of us.

Final resting place will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olden, Missouri, where he will be placed with his wife of sixty-three years, Wanda Bridges, who departed July 5, 2014, son, Terry, mother and father, Ruby and Amos Bridges, sister Billie June and many other family members that have gone before him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at