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Sean Cody Rothenberger, 32
Funeral services for Sean Cody Rothenberger, 32, of Bakersfield, were held Oct. 27, 2017, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with Mike Dillinger officiating. Mr. Rothenberger died Oct. 22 in Baxter County, Arkansas. He was born June 20, 1985, in Blytheville, Arkansas, the son of...

Pat Rader, 84
Pat Rader, 84, of Gainesville, died Oct. 22, 2017, at her residence. Her life was recognized at the memorial service celebrating the life of her sister, June Baker, on Oct. 30 at the Clarkridge Baptist Church in Clarkridge, Arkansas. The sisters died two days apart. She was born March 29, 1933, in...
A celebration of the life of Beverly Forrest, 78, of Gainesville will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits. Mrs. Forrest died Oct. 11 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.  She was born Dec. 17, 1938, in West Frankfort,...
Funeral services for June Louise Baker, 76, of Howards Ridge, were held Oct. 30, 2017, at Clarkridge Baptist Church in Clarkridge, Arkansas, with Tim Moore officiating. Mrs. Baker died Oct. 24 at NHC Healthcare in West Plains. She was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of...

The fire that destroyed Dick Deupree’s 93-year-old home in Dora reminded us of this photo of the Deupree Store, which was included in an album of photos found several years ago by John L. Harlin in an unused Century Bank of the Ozarks vault. A 1913 story in the Times explained that E. Y. Mitchell was in the county with a photographer named Stark taking photos, probably including this one, to use in promotional materials for Mitchell’s plan to “colonize” land here. According to a history of Dora by the late Bess Cropper, Dick Deupree’s grandparents, Edwin and Mattie Deupree, bought the Dora store and adjoining farm in 1912, a year before this photo was taken; the family operated the store for decades. It close in 1967 after the death of Edwin’s son, Ray.
Ozark County Times Nov. 2, 1917  Rep. G. W. Collins was here from Brixey Monday on business. He was very sore and barely able to move about, caused from military drilling on Sunday at Brixey under command of Taylor Walker. Mr. Walker was one of the 26 who were sent from this county to Camp Funston...

Regina Friend Kirk, 48
Funeral services for Regina Ethyl Friend Kirk, 48, of Rogersville, were held Oct. 20, 2017, at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Kirk died Oct. 16 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.  She was born Nov. 21, 1968, in Loogootee, Indiana, the daughter...

Rodney Earl Winchester, 69
Funeral services for Rodney Earl Winchester, 69, of Caulfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Winchester died Oct. 22 near Caulfield. He was born Nov. 15, 1947, in...

Virginia Walker
Graveside services for Virginia Lois Walker, 84, of West Plains, were held Oct. 24, 2017, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains. Mrs. Walker died Oct. 18 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1932, in West Plains, the daughter of Alvin C. and Thana M. Breeding Mahan. She began her education in West...

Karen Jo Hardin, 51
A memorial service for Karen Jo Hardin, 51, of Jackson, Tennessee, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Elijah Church of Christ. Ms. Hardin died Sunday, Oct. 22, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  She was born Oct. 13, 1966, in West Plains, the daughter of Joe and...

The date and source of this photo of the Elijah store and post office are unknown, but it is known that George Hardin opened the first post office there in 1905 and named it after his son. It’s thought that the photo shows the “mail hack” stopped in front (left) of the store building. Handwriting beneath the original photo said “K. Parker,” thought to be a reference to Avery Elcaney (“K”) Parker (1867-1957), who was postmaster in 1911-1912. The Elijah post office closed in 1973. This photo is reprinted from A History of Ozark County: 1841-1991, now out of print but available on searchable CD at the Ozark County Historium or through its website, ozarkcountyhistory.org.
Ozark County News Oct. 24, 1901 Our County Clerk, John C. Harlin, has purchased the newspaper outfit formerly owned by W. W. Harris at Cabool and has moved it into the old bank building and will establish a new paper here which will bear the name of the “Ozark County Times.”  Mr. Harlin has secured...

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Gainesville, MO 65655

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