A graveside funeral service for Richard F. “Rich” Allen, 62, of Theodosia, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with David Allen officiating. Mr. Allen died May 24 at his residence.
A graveside memorial service for J.D. “Sonny” Brixey,72, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery on N Highway near Brixey. Mr. Brixey died March 25 in Gainesville.
A memorial ceremony for Robert Gene Rogers, 56, of Tecumseh, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Clear Springs Church at Tecumseh. After the memorial service, a potluck dinner will be held at the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department fire house. Mr. Rogers died May 15 at his home due to illness.
Lance Charles McKee, 29, passed away May 7, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Lance was born October 16, 1985 in West Plains, Missouri to Don W. (Buzz) and Sonja Johnston McKee along with a twin brother, Colby. Weighing only 1 lb 12 oz he came into this world with the heart of a fighter and kept that same fighting spirit up until the last moment of his life. Lance left a lasting impression on anyone who had the chance to meet him, in fact the respiratory therapist who admitted him to the neonatal unit at Cox South Hospital as a baby coincidently was his therapist in the hospital where he spent his final days and she remembered him the moment she saw him. Lance spent several years at Mashburn Residential Center in Bolivar, Missouri where he received the most wonderful and loving care from the staff. Even on his bad days, he always had a smile for those who loved and cared for him and after his passing he was able to donate his corneas to someone in need, making him not only a blessing while he was here on earth but one even after he was gone. Lance is survived by his parents Don (Buzz) McKee Jr. of Caulfield, Sonja McKee of Mountain Home Arkansas. Brothers Jeremy McKee and wife Kasey of Gainesville, and Drew McKee and wife Kristen of Caulfield. Grandparents Guy and Betty Johnston of Bakersfield, Missouri and Alice McKee of Caulfield Missouri. Nephew Tate McKee and Niece Londyn McKee as well as several Uncles, Aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother Colby McKee and Grandfather Don McKee. Services to be held at a later date.
Graveside services for Mary H. Morrison, 89, were held May 15, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery near Zanoni with Brother Halbert Smith officiating. Mrs. Morrison died May 13 in West Plains. She was born May 17, 1925, in Lawndale, Missouri, the daughter of Richard A. Cobb and Mary Francis Hamilton Cobb. On July 20, 1985, in Gainesville, she married William Dalton Morrison. She attended the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Averill and Willard Cobb. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children’s Home or to Paragould’s Children’s Home and can be left at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Opal Frost, 78, of Theodosia, were held May 14, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Mrs. Frost died May 12 at her home with her family by her side.
Funeral services for Richard Howard Edwards, 86, of Theodosia were held May 8, 2015, at Theodosia United Methodist Church. Mr. Edwards died May 4 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.
Mary Ellen Hale, 85, of Theodosia, died May 4, 2015, at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava. No local services are planned at this time.
Funeral services for Melvin Heinrich, 82, of Caulfield, were held May 12, 2015, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mr. Heinrich died May 8 at his home.
Graveside services for Ronald Phillip Decker, 69, of Dora, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today, May 13, 2015, at Sweeton Pond Cemetery near Dora. Mr. Decker died May 8 at his home.
Funeral services for Lowell V. “Bink” Young, 97, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, were held May 8, 2015, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colorado. Mr. Young died May 2 in Mountain Home.
Funeral services for William Edd Smart, 62, of Gainesville, were held May 11, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mr. Smart died May 7.
Funeral services for Lozelle Marie Hunt Brown, 79, of Middletown, Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 708 State Highway 248 in Branson. Mrs. Brown died April 26 at Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab in Hollister.
A memorial service for Doyle F. Owens, 77, of Sparta, will be held at 7 p.m. today, May 6, 2015, in Adams Funeral Home in Ozark with Dr. John Nipper officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Owens died May 3 at Ozark Riverview Manor from complications of front lateral dementia.
A celebration of life service for Darrel Orsborn, 69, of Howards Ridge, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home, 2833 Highway 62 west in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The family asks those attending to dress casually and enjoy visiting with family and friends and sharing stories and memories of Mr. Orsborn. He died April 30 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home.
Funeral services for Ralph Daniel Charleville, 83, formerly of Crystal City and Pontiac, will be held at noon Friday, May 8, 2015, at Mahn Funeral Home Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins Ave., in Festus with Deacon Jerry Stoverink officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Charleville died April 30 at The Arbors at Maplebrook in Farmington.
Funeral services for Richard Howard “Dick” Edwards, 86, of Theodosia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Theodosia United Methodist Church with Pastor Gene West officiating. Burial will follow in the Lutie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Edwards died May 4 at the Gainesville Health Care Center.
Memorial services for Edward J. “Red” Davis, 81, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Theodosia United Methodist Church in Theodosia. Mr. Davis died Feb. 17, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, after a long battle with health-related issues. The church service will be followed by a light lunch in the church’s fellowship hall.
Funeral services for Nina Lou Ruth Willbanks Blair, 76, of Price Place, Arkansas, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Ron Pinckney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Mrs. Blair died April 19 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
Funeral services for Florence Mae Huelsenbeck, 91, of Gainesville, were held April 7, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Huelsenbeck died April 3 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
A memorial service for Phyllis “Peggy” Ann Hambelton, 71, of La Mesa, California, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Brushy Knob General Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ms. Hambelton died March 21 in La Mesa.
Funeral services for Verl Junior Chisam, 72, of Texas, formerly of Kansas City, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, April 8, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mr. Chisam died April 3 at his daughter’s home in Lewisville, Texas.
A private memorial service for J.D. “Sonny” Brixey, 72, of Gainesville, will be held at a later date. Mr. Brixey died March 25, 2015, in Gainesville.
A memorial talk for Thomas J. Wofford, 71, of Brixey, will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Kingdom Hall on Highway 160, 3 miles west of Gainesville. Mr. Wofford died March 30 at his home with his family by his side.
Graveside services for Edward Harvey Appelson, 67, of Gainesville, will be held April 9, 2015, in the Dewville Cemetery in Gonzales County, Texas. No local services are planned. Mr. Appelson died April 5, 2015, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Albert “Bert” Shockey of Hayden, Idaho, who died March 2, 2015, in Kootenai Health Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Funeral services for Velma Lou Thompson Mallow, 77, of Dewey, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2015, at the Admas Boulevard Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with Robert Hamm and David Hammonds officiating. Mrs. Mallow died March 15 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Funeral services with full military honors for Bert Wesley Baxter, 100, of Gainesville, were held March 24, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home. Mr. Baxter died March 22 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Blanch Marie Sukow, 88, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2015, at the Smith Chapel Church of Christ north of Gainesville. Mrs. Sukow died March 18 at Bartlesville Health & Rehab in Bartlesville.
A luncheon in memory of Joellen Bramsen, 76, of Pontiac, was served March 22, 2015, at the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department fire house. Graveside memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Thornton, Iowa. Mrs. Bramsen died March 12 at her residence.
A celebration of life service for Kerry L. Lewis, 74, of Price Place, Arkansas, will be held at the Pontiac-Price Place Volunteer Fire Department from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Dinner will be provided by the fire department at 5 p.m. Following dinner, another gathering is planned at Just Jackie’s in Pontiac Park, where music may be shared in his memory by those who wish to participate. Mr. Lewis died March 15 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.
Funeral services for Ezra Michael Cole, 15, of Springfield were held March 21, 2015, at the North Point Church, Sunshine Campus, 2951 E. Sunshine in Springfield. Ezra died March 15, 2015.
Funeral services for Mel Hambelton, 81, of Wichita, Kansas, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Olivet Baptist Church, 3440 W. 13th St. N in Wichita. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 25, at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita. Mr. Hambleton died March 22 in Wichita with his family by his side.
Funeral services for Cecile Leona Bullard, 80, of Zanoni, were held March 6, 2015, at Smith Chapel Church of Christ near Zanoni with pastor Scott Miller officiating. Mrs. Bullard died March 2 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Lloyd Estel Pendergrass, 91, of Springfield were held March 21, 2015, at Gainesville Church of Christ in Gainesville. Mr. Pendergrass died March 17 at The Manor at Elfindale in Springfield.
Funeral services for Coy J. Nave, 93, of Liberty were held March 21, 2015, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty. A graveside service was held Monday, March 23, at Pontiac Cemetery in Pontiac. Mr. Nave died March 11 at Pleasant Valley Manor Care in Liberty.
Graveside services for Kathern Ann “Kathy” Foster, 64, of West Plains, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery near West Plains. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. Foster died March 15 at her home.
Funeral services for Jessie Marie Waters, 84, of Coppell, Texas, were held March 14, 2015, at the Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell. Mrs. Waters died March 7 at her home in Coppell.
Memorial services for Leonard O. Ahlgren, 93, of Theodosia, were held March 14, 2015, at the Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie with Davin Friend officiating. Mr. Ahlgren died March 8 at his home.
Memorial services are pending for Edward J. “Red” Davis, 81, of Gainesville, who died Feb. 17, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, after a long battle with health-related issues.
Funeral services for Tim “Bird” Amyx, 53, of Gainesville, were scheduled for today, Feb. 25, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Jeff Dotson officiating. Visitation was set for 1 p.m. today until service time. Mr. Amyx died Feb. 21 at the Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.
Funeral services for Goldie Newton, 101, of Zanoni, were held Jan. 29, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Wayne Stewart officiating. Mrs. Newton died Jan. 27 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.
Graveside services for Wynne Joan Rackley, 84, of Crane, formerly of Ava, were held Jan. 29, 2015, at Sweeton Pond Cemetery near Dora with Harlin Howerton officiating. Mrs. Rackley died Jan. 26 at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare in Crane.
A memorial service for Margaret Lou Morrison Maninger, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Smith Chapel Church of Christ on N Highway north of Gainesville. Mrs. Maninger died Jan. 22 at NHC HealthCare in West Plains.
A graveside service for Mary Katherine Robirds, 76, of Ozark, was held Jan. 31, 2015, in Hopedale Cemetery in Ozark with Pastor Gary Mitchener officiating. Mrs. Robirds died Jan. 28.
Edna Marie Uchtman, 67, an Ozark County native, passed away on January 23, 2015. She was born on October 29, 1947 in Gainesville, the daughter of Luther Ewing "Pete" White and Eula "Lorene" (Trivitt) White.
Memorial services for Lee R. Harris, 61, of Tallahassee, Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Seymour Freewill Baptist church on State Highway K in Seymour with pastor Derrick Terry officiating. Mr. Harris died Jan. 18 at his home in Tallahassee.
Funeral services for Craig Doy Cockrum, 62, of Gainesville were held Jan. 27, 2015, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Jim Farris officiating. Mr. Cockrum died Jan. 23 at his home.
Randy Elco Rosson, 54, of Tecumseh, formerly of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home. No local services are planned.
Julia Carryl (Bradley) Brown was born the daughter of Wilford Woodrow “Bill” Bradley and Mona Belle (Warrick) Bradley on May 31, 1947, at Gainesville, MO and departed this life on January 18, 2015, at Springfield, MO at the age of 67 years.