Obituaries

Graveside services for Velva Florene Whisnant, 87, of West Plains, were held Oct. 1, 2018, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery near West Plains. Mrs. Whisnant died Sept. 25 at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains. She was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Gainesville, the daughter of Willy and Ruth White Strong...

Virginia Lowery, 88
Funeral services for Virginia Love McWilliams Lowery, 88, of Theodosia, were  held Oct. 2, 2018, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Mississippi. No local services are planned at this time. Mrs. Lowery died Sept. 26 in Ava.  She was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Jackson, the daughter and first child of...

Billy Joe Mackey, 69
A graveside service with full military honors for Billy Joe Mackey, 69, of San Antonio, Texas, will be held Oct. 1, 2018, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mr. Mackey died Sept. 5 at The Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.  He was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Gainesville, the son of Ralph and Geneva Edwards...
Funeral services for Helen Ophelia Melott, 95, of Gainesville, Texas, were held Sept. 15, 2018, at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating. Mrs. Melott died Sept. 12.  She was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Foster, Oklahoma, the daughter of J.A. and Henny May Skaggs Whitt. On...
Dewey Glenn Simpson, 90, of  Ava, died Sept. 20, 2018, at Heart of the Ozarks Health Care in Ava with his wife, Louise, by his side. A memorial service will be held later. He was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Squires, the son of Harry and Tressie Thompson Simpson.  He grew up in the Squires. Mr. Simpson...
The life of Kathy Luanne Carter McFarland, 66, of Ozark, will be celebrated in a gathering of friends and relatives from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at The Center on Highway 5 north of the Gainesville city limits. Wayne Stewart will officiate. Mrs. McFarland died Sept. 12, 2018, in...

Neoma Lee ‘Sallie Ann’ Worstall, 81
Funeral services for Sallie Ann Davis Worstall, 81, of Gainesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Mammoth Assembly of God Church south of Gainesville with Steve Sinor officiating. Mrs. Worstall died Sept. 17 at the Gainesville Health Care Center. After her birth on Jan. 10,...

Robert ‘Ponch’ Van Camp, 83
Funeral services for Robert “Ponch” Van Camp, 83, of Kansas City, formerly of Thornfield, were held Feb. 3, 2018, at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Kansas City. Mr. Van Camp died Jan. 27 in Kansas City. He was born May 1, 1934, in Kansas City, the son of Robert and Dollar Van Camp. He grew up in...

James ‘Jim’ Brewer, 70
A military service with full military honors for James “Jim” Brewer, 70, of Lakeview, Arkansas, was held Sept. 7, 2018, at Mammoth Assembly of God Church with Gale Wooten officiating. Mr. Brewer died Aug. 31at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1948, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Joe and Hazel Duggins...

James William Walker, 85
Funeral services for James William Walker, 85, of West Plains, were held Sept. 7, 2018, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mr. Walker died Sept. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones, after a hard-fought battle against health issues caused by two recent heart attacks. ...

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