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Orval Wayne Robbins, age 63, of Edgar Springs,MO died August  7,2014 near Edgar Springs,MO.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 10th, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. at Fox Funeral Home.  Services will be

Monday, August 11,2014 at Fox Chapel.  Arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home

Shirley Ann Teague, 73, of Winona, passed away Wednesday, August 6 in Willow Springs.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM Saturday, August 9 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, with interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The family will receive their friends from 9-11 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona.

Janice Farris, 55, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, at Willow Springs.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM Monday, August 11 at Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, with interment in Pinelawn Cemetery.

The family will receive their friends from 11 AM to 1 PM Monday, August 11 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona.

Memorial services for Patricia Ann Eagleman, 61, Harrison, Arkansas, formerly of West Plains, will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Washington Avenue Church of Christ, West Plains.

Patricia died August 6, 2014 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Loyd Loranza Clarkston, age 83, passed away at his home in Bucyrus, Missouri, on August 6, 2014.

Loyd was born to Zenith (Belt) and Manual Floyd Clarkston on June 12, 1931 in Ventura, California. His childhood years were spent near Gainesville, Missouri in Ozark, County, and he was a 1949 graduate of Gainesville High School. He attended College at MoArk Baptist College in West Plains, MO and worked as a teacher. He later attended Southwest Baptist College and Southwest MO State University (Bachelors Degree in Education), and the University of Missouri – Columbia (Master’s Degree in Education). He received additional specialist certification at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

He was married to Anita Elaine Carter, the love of his life, on May 31, 1959, at Fairview Pentecostal Church in Fairview, MO, leading to a romance of 55 years. They had 3 children, all of whom became physicians.

He spent his career as an Educator, working as a teacher, elementary principal, high school principal, and Director of Curriculum in the Waynesville -Fort Leonard Wood R-6 School District.

He retired after 35 years of teaching to the family farm in Bucyrus, MO, where he enjoyed raising cattle, tending his garden, and participating in many activities in the community.

Loyd was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Berniece True of Urbana, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Anita E. Clarkston, his brother, Roy Buford Clarkston of Clarkton, MO, his son Wendell K. Clarkston, MD and wife Cindy Chang, MD of Stilwell, KS, his daughter, Dawna McCulloch, MD and husband Scott McCullough, MD of Lee’s Summit, MO, his son, Kendell Clarkston, MD and wife Laurie Clarkston, MD of Willow Springs, MO. He is survived by 11 grandchildren ,Kevan, Kathryn, Connor and Christopher Clarkston of Stilwell, KS, Madison and Bailey McCulloch of Lees Summit, MO, and Wesley, Jessie, Benjamin, Claire and Will Clarkston of Willow Springs, MO.

We will greatly miss our husband, father, grandfather, friend, confidant, teacher, supporter, and lover of life. His large presence, big smile, warm heart, and total honesty made him a friend to many.

Memorials may be made to Bado Cemetery or the American Heart Association, in lieu of flowers.

Viewing will be Friday August 8, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Evans Funeral Home with services at 11:00 A.M August 9, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers are, Scott McCulloch, Wendell Clarkston, Kendell Clarkston, Steve Yonkers, Roy True, Ervin Medlock and Connor Clarkston. Burial with full military honors will be at Bado Cemetery, Cabool, MO under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Lowell E. Johnston, 82, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mountain Home with Pastor Ross Harris officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amazing Discoveries, 8420 Portal Way, #C12, Blain, Washington 98230.

He was born January 14, 1932, in Lodi, California to the late Clarence Ralph and Isa Vivian (Morrison) Johnston. Lowell worked for Lockheed Jet Propulsion and Duracell Research and Development as a developmental and mechanical engineer. He was a pilot and loved restoring airplanes. Lowell could fix and build anything. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mountain Home. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Isa Vivian Johnston-Sears; a daughter, Melanie Kimrey and a great grandchild.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Norma “Sandy” Johnston of Mountain Home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Wayne and Tami Johnston of Prescott, Arizona; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Mary Sears of Yucaipa, California and Gene and Betty Sears of Orangeville, California; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous special nieces and nephews.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Funeral services for Steven Bryan Roy, 59, Alton, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Roy died at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at his home.

He was born August 7, 1954, at Memphis, Tennessee, to Bryan Roy, Jr. and Mary Sue Anderson Roy. He was married to Jan Shulemate, who preceded him in death in 2003. Mr. Roy worked as a foreman in the construction industry. He was a member of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association and the National Rifle Association and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening. Mr. Roy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by one sister, Cynthia Dooty, West Plains, Missouri; two nieces, Angela Roy, fiancé, Ricardo Leon and Melissa Church, fiancé, Roy Dykes, all of West Plains, Missouri; and five great-nieces and great-nephews, Maria Wilson, Brenden Delancey, Zander Vowell, Andrew Vowell and Ryder Dykes.

His parents, wife and one brother-in-law, Richard Dooty, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for James Howard Cox will be held Friday, August, 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Munford Gymnasium, Willow Springs, MO with Pastors Danny Hicks and Doug Collins officiating. A musical selection of “Amazing Grace,” will be provided by Carol Collins and Marie Head, accompanied by Cody Collins on piano. Pallbearers will be J.D. Cox, Scott Cox, Bill Green, Linn Johnson, Wayne Johnson, and Dean Durnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sho-Me brothers, Monte Housley, Howard Carter, James, “Opie” Taylor, Chris Emery, Billy Jackson, and Michael McDaniel. Burial will follow in the Willow Springs City Cemetery, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs, MO.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Willow Springs Scholarship Fund, the Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course or checks can be mailed to Grey Matters Brain Cancer Walk, c/o Cox Health Foundation, 3525 S. National Ave., Suite 204, Springfield, MO 65807.

James Howard Cox, son of the late Don and Bonnie (Bradford) Cox, was born on October 19, 1966 in Mountain View, MO and departed this life on August 4, 2014. Jim was 47 years, 9 months, and 16 days of age.

Jim grew up in Willow Springs and was a 1985 graduate of Willow Springs High School. In school he was active in football, basketball, and track. He earned many athletic awards and still holds three track records. He also was active in journalism and was on the yearbook staff. He was united in marriage to Lisa Michelle Brown on June 4, 1987.

After high school, Jim worked at the Willow Springs News as a reporter and photographer. He later worked for Mountain Grove Printing as a pressman. In 1994 Jim began working for Sho-Me Power Corporation as an apprentice lineman and later became Line Foreman. Jim loved his Sho-Me Power brothers and was proud to be a union member of the Local #53 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved “all things” outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and especially crappie fishing. He was a sportsman through and through. Jim was a Mizzou Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He had a great sense of humor. Jim was known for his quick wit, and took great pleasure in pulling a fast one on someone. He had a kind heart and a contagious smile and especially loved spending time with family and friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Jim loved his community and looked for an opportunity to help someone in need. Even in death his giving continues as his donation of tissue, organs, and bone will touch the lives of many. Since being diagnosed, Jim developed a special friendship with volunteer Michael Harris with the Grey Matters Foundation, a foundation that supports brain cancer awareness. This organization became very near and dear to him during his illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Bonnie.

Jim is survived by his wife, Lisa, of the home; brother, Scott Cox and wife Leslie, brother, J.D. Cox and wife Toni; sisters, Shawana Cox, Tawnya Cox, and Velma Haefeker and husband Jerry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lonnie and Linda Cain; sister-in-law, Jackie Feldman and husband Richard, sister-in-law, Carla Davis and husband Fred, sister-in-law, Dorothy Seay and husband Tim; six nephews, Brandon Davis, Brian Schneider, Devan Seay, Colton and Carson Haefeker, and Ryan Koehler; two nieces, Amanda and Courtney Cox; and numerous family and friends. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Jeffery Pickett, 53, of Horseshoe Bend, died on Saturday, August 2 in Mountain Home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 9 at 4 PM at Abundant Life Church in Highland, with Bro. Joe Barnes officiating.

Arrangements by Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

Funeral services for John Joseph Hardin, 78, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Elijah Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Hardin died at 12:16 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his home.

He was born April 24, 1936, at Elijah, Missouri, to Benjamin Harrison Hardin and Edna Lucinda Grisham Hardin. He attended the one room school house at Elijah, Missouri and Bakersfield High School. On July 10, 1955, he was married at Sawyer, Michigan, to the love of his life, Francalene “Francie” Tackitt. Joe was employed by Howard’s Construction for many years until opening his own machine shop at Caulfield, Missouri. In 1977, he began repairing sawmill equipment as well as operating a sawmill of his own. Joe was a member of the Ozark Steam Association and was instrumental in establishing the Caulfield Fire Department. He also served on the board of trustees for Elijah Cemetery. Mr. Hardin was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Gospel Hill Church of Christ. He was known by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Francie Hardin, of the family home; four children, Myra Sasseen, husband, Bobby, Sandy Hardin, Karen Hardin and Scott Hardin, all of Caulfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Shyla Simpson, husband, Justin, Kashia Zumwalt, husband, John, Robby Hardin, wife, Jamie, Brittany Peters, husband, Jason and Chelsea See, husband, Eric; nine great-grandchildren, Willy and Maddie Simpson, Briggs and Bodie Hardin, Sam and Henry Zumwalt, Tyler and Gabe Peters and Landon See; one sister, Delphia Carter; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one granddaughter, Carissa Bennett, two brothers, Eldon and Elvis Hardin, two sisters, Luella McCoy and Joyce Fravel, one nephew, Charlie Hardin and one niece, Debbie Evans, 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 Elijah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elijah Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at