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Margie Payton
Theodosia resident Margie Payton, who celebrates her 91st birthday on July 30, says she’s still overjoyed by the surprise birthday party her friends at Theodosia United Methodist Church threw for her last year, on her 90th. “It was so extraordinary and wonderful, this year I’m not doing anything. I...
Pontiac residents Al and Sharon Davidson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 6 and plan to mark the occasion by returning to Niagara Falls, where they honeymooned in 1968. Sharon grew up near Minot, North Dakota, the daughter of Audrey and John Opitz. Al was raised in New Hyde Park on...
A memorial service for Raelene Kay Smart, 51, of Gainesville, was held July 7, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Smart died June 28 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.She was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Joplin, the daughter of Ron and Charlotte (Kingsford...
Funeral services for Velma “Imogene” Bias 86, of Protem, were held July 7, 2018, at True Hope Baptist Church in Theodosia. Visitation was held Friday evening at the Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar. Mrs. Bias died July 4.She was born July 1, 1932, in Lutie, the daughter of Hugh and Addie...
Funeral services for Donna Gail Gibbs Clayton, 73, of Theodosia, were held July 9, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with David Mahan officiating. Mrs. Clayton died peacefully July 6 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by family.She was born Aug. 16, 1944, in...
Funeral services for Freddie Tackitt, 61, of Caulfield, were held July 10, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Tackitt died July 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his wife, children, family and friends. His death came after he was injured in a logging accident on March 12. He...
A memorial service for Byron Rubert Lewis, 103, of West Plains, formerly of Dora, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Friends and relatives are asked to bring stories...

This photo, shared by Ozark County Historium genealogist Rhonda Herndon, was donated to the Historium several years ago by Larry Loftis. Taken sometime around 1910, it shows the “Sawmill by Ramsey Spring, below the Arthur Loftis place, toward Smith Chapel Church,” according to notes with the photo, which also identify Will Loftis, center, holding the shovel; Henry “Shoat” Womack at right, holding the team of horses; and “Amyx children up front.”
The DemocratJuly 13, 1904J. W. Terry of Lilly Ridge, one of our most prosperous farmers, is extensively engaged in the sheep business. He now has about 400 head of a good breed.Albert Harley found two bee trees last week. The comb in one of the trees reached about 8 feet up and down the tree. Ozark...
Johnny and Samantha Johnson of Dora are the parents of a baby girl, Isabelle Marie, born July 3, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/4 inches long.Her sibling is Tanner, 3.Grandparents are Robert Miller of Theodosia and Johnny and Polly Johnson of...
Matthew and Amber Evans of Bakersfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Abbigayle Evans, to Cody Robinson, son of Danny and Cindy Robinson of Pottersville. The bride-elect, a 2014 graduate of Bakersfield High School, is the granddaughter of Lawrence and Barbara...

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