Obituaries

A celebration of the life of Randall Eugene Watkins, 46, of West Plains, was  held Dec. 21, 2019, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.  Mr. Watkins died Dec. 17 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born Sept. 4, 1973, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the son of Randy Watkins and...
Funeral services for Martie Lee Hambelton, 60, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Hambelton died Dec. 19 at his home.  He was born Dec. 13, 1959...
Lela Luella Brixey, 95, formerly of Zanoni, died Dec. 13, 2019, at the Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Willhoit, the daughter of Alonzo and Ruth Gullet Allen. No local services are planned at this time. She was a very kind and giving person who was...
Funeral services for Katherine Louise Barron, 62, of Caulfield, were held Dec. 10, 2019, at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Larry Hopkins officiating. Mrs. Barron died peacefully on Dec. 5 at West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains with her family by her side. She was born March 11,...
Funeral services for Ozark County native Wilma L. Fish, 91, of Vanzant, were held Dec. 17, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with E. J. Hampton officiating. Mrs. Fish died Dec. 12 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born March 14, 1928, in Romance, the daughter of Logan N....
Funeral services for Freda June Bridges, 81, of Bakers-field, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 18, at the funeral home. Mrs. Bridges died Dec. 15 at NHC Health-care in West Plains. She was...
Arrangements are pending for Ron Mahan, 77, formerly of Pontiac. Mr. Mahan died Dec. 14, 2019, at Jefferson City Manor Nursing Home in Jefferson City. He was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Harrison, Arkansas, the son of Elmer and Italy M. Willbanks Mahan. Mr. Mahan was a former member of the Missouri State...
Elizabeth Ann Fonner, 62, of West Plains, died Dec. 3, 2019, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. No services are planned at this time.She was born April 8, 1957, in Paris, Illinois, the daughter of George Emerick Sr. and Ruth Strow Emerick. On Aug. 3, 1993, in Paris, Illinois, she married...
Jack “Flash” Blackburn, 72, of Gainesville died Dec. 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family, following a battle with lymphoma. Per Jack’s request, no public services are planned.He was born Sept. 4, 1947, the third son of Flay and Dorothy Blackburn. He grew up near Tecumseh and was a 1966...
Funeral services for Katherine Louise Barron, 62, of Caulfield, were held Dec. 10, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Larry Hopkins officiating. Mrs. Barron died Dec. 5, 2019, at West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains with her family by her side.She was born March 11, 1957, in...

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