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Funeral services for Catherine Jeanette Muhm, 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Theodosia, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Alexander White Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery near St. Ann. Mrs. Muhm...

Noble Barker, 94
Funeral services for Noble Gene Barker, 94, of Drury, were held Nov. 28, 2017, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove with the Rev. Roger Flint officiating. Mr. Barker died Nov. 24 at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove. He was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Mountain Grove, the son of Noble...
Funeral services for Dorothy Mae Gibson Turner, 76, of Gainesville, were held Nov. 28, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funder Home in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Turner died Nov. 22 at her home. She was born July 24, 1941, in Webb City, the daughter of James I. and Viola M. Williams...

John Douglas Rich, 80
Graveside services for Dr. John Douglas Rich, 80, of Littleton, Colorado, were held  Nov. 24, 2017, at Howards Ridge Cemetery. Dr. Rich died peacefully on Nov. 12 at his home in Littleton, surrounded by his family.  He was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Springfield, the son of John E. and Alma Vivian...

Barbara Jean Ross, 67
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Ross, 67, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 29, 2017, at Ball Church of Christ in Dora with David Shipley officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the church. Ms. Ross died Nov. 24 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  She was born...

This photo shows the Ozark County Courthouse that burned in 1934, as reported in the Times Past item below. The building, completed in 1874, was said to have been “built of wood from the county’s pineries.” After the courthouse was destroyed by fire on Nov. 28, 1934, the county court purchased the Christian Church building – a small portion of which can be seen on the left edge of the photo. The congregation was moving out of the building, which was located on the east side of the square near the present site of Park Place Realty. After that former church building also burned in 1947, county offices operated out of several rental quarters on the square until the current building was completed in 1939, costing $43,000 – paid for by a county bond issue and a 55 percent matching grant from the Federal Works Project Administration.
Ozark County Times Dec. 2, 1910 On account of there being so many post office names so nearly like Benners in the state, and the mail so often is miss sent, the name of Benners, 4 miles northwest of Thorn-field, has been changed to Toledo.  Dimock – Taylor Luna, who has been teaching the New Hope...

This photo of Dr. W. T. “Willy” Wiles is from an unidentified and undated newspaper clipping posted on the Bakersfield School Alumni Facebook page. A 1901 Ozark County Times item (below) shares a Bakersfield report that Wiles had left for Memphis to attend medical school. The caption accompanying the newspaper photo, obviously published some years later, said Dr. Wiles was “one of four physicians who practiced in the Bakersfield area in the early part of this century. They all would make area house calls day or night on horseback or in a horse-drawn buggy. Wiles, who died in 1961, was Mrs. Swain’s brother and the uncle of Dr. Jack Wiles of West Plains.”
Ozark County Times Nov. 15, 1901 Bakersfield – W. T. Wiles departed Sunday to attend medical college in Memphis, Tenn.     Nov. 27, 1908 Dora – Mrs. Tilda Bennett, wife of Jim Bennett, died at their home just south of Dora last Tuesday night. She was interred in the Sweeton cemetery Thursday at...
Elmer “Curly” and Betty Roberson of Theodosia will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Dec. 11, 2017, during a Thanksgiving gathering with their family. Elmer grew up in Bible Grove, Illinois, and met his future wife when she was 13 and served him a chocolate milkshake while working at the...
Justin and Andrea Turner of Caulfield are the parents of a baby girl, Scarlett Ruby, born Nov. 3, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long.  Her grandparents are Ronald and Pamela Johnson of West Plains, and John and Karla Turner...
Helen Jean Knox, 87, of Theodosia, died Nov. 11, 2017, at the Gainesville Health Care Center. No local services are planned at this time.  She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Bohumil Edward and Agnes Beth ( Cafourek) Bouda. On Dec. 25, 1976, in McAllen, Texas, she married...

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