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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,...

Considering all the Hootin an Hollarin activities that occurred on the Gainesville square his past week, we thought this 1958 picture postcard showing the east side of the square would be an interesting contrast. The postcard is from the collection of the Ozark County Historium, which welcomes contributions of old photos of Ozark County families and places. Bring the photos to the Historium during business hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or contact Janet Taber at janettaber@gmail.com, 265-3372, for more information.
Ozark County Times Sept. 27, 1918 Twelve soldiers and three trainmen were killed and 37 soldiers and two engine men were injured at 7:30 o’clock on Tuesday night of last week when a freight train and troop train crashed together in a head-on collision one mile east of Marshfield. The wreck occurred...

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...

Zanoni store is shown in a Times file photo from 2014. The store closed after Morrison’s death in 1969, and his daughter, the late Classie Shanks, who was Zanoni postmaster, moved the post office to a small building up on the ridge west of the original town of Zanoni. The original store and post office are now part of Zanoni Mill Ranch owned by Scott and Becky Mathews.
Ozark County Times Sept. 20, 1918 London – Sept. 13 – Official admission was made by the German war office in Berlin today that the Germans have fled the St. Mihiel salient, where the Americans began their great offensive yesterday.  This emphasized the magnitude of the American victory southeast...

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