Shannon County MOGenWeb Obituaries
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Updated Dec. 15, 2013
Addie Penninger Padgett - Mrs. C.C. Padgett departed this life at Mountain View MO, on Sunday morning, February 13, 1927, at the age of 42 years, five months and eleven days. Addie Penninger was born at Craig, Illinois, July 2, 1884. Her parents moved to Mountain View when she was three years old and she grew to womanhood here. She was married to C.C. Padgett, at her home in this city on December 25, 1905. To this union three children were born, Clinton C., Ora Fay and Ralph. Besides the husband and children, she leaves to mourn her loss, her aged father, William L. Penninger, three brothers, W.J. and Ralph of Mountain View MO, and Harry of Laurel Montana, and a sister, Mrs. O.L. Taylor of Eldorado Springs MO. Mrs. Padgett was a true gentlewoman. God had been gracious to her. Mrs. Padgett was beautiful in character as she was in outward appearance. She was a faithful wife, a kind and indulgent mother, and a friend to everybody. She was a true follower of the great and last commandment, 'Love one another.' Let us say to the bereaved ones: 'Weep not. May God in his love and wisdom comfort you and give you strength on your sorrow. May her life be an example for you, her teachings an inspiration and a blessing, and may you be able to say, Thy will be done.' Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Fulkerson, pastor of the Baptist church, after which she was laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery Mountain View Chapter No. 146 O.E.S. of which deceased was many years a member assisting in the ceremonies. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, bearing mute testimony to the life and deeds of the deceased, and the esteem in which she was held by the host of friends in attendance. Gently, tenderly, the love of the entire community attended her to her last resting place, and as we laid her away to await the resurrection morning, and the reunion of loved ones, we heard a voice saying, 'Joy! Joy! forever, my task is done. The gates are open and heaven is won.'
MARY MCADAMS PALAZZALO - SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT July 10, 1930 Mrs. Mary Palazzalo, formerly Miss Mary McAdams, died of double pneumonia in a St. Louis hospital, July 2, 1930, after a week of the best possible medical attention was given her. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery, July 5th. Mrs. Palazzalo was reared on Sycamore near Winona, and attended Winona High School. The departed was married to Roy Palazzalo less than a year ago. Sources for this information: Shannon County Democrat, July, 10, 1930.
Edna Janet Turley Parcel - Born September 25, 1923 in Mansfield, Louisiana and departed this life on April 5, 2010 at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 11 days. Janet was united in marriage to Arlis Albert Parcel on July 3, 1944 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and to this union, three children were born: Betty LaDonne, Judith Ann and Janet Kay. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Arlis Albert; daughter, Betty LaDonne; parents, Richard Turley and Charlotte (Sparks) Turley; grandson, Timothy Blunkall and wife, Shelly; great-granddaughter, Emily Allyson Pulliam; three sisters: Velma, Flora and Elsie, and three brothers: Hulan, Arnold and Ernest Turley. She is survived by daughters: Judith Ann Parcel and Janet Kay Pulliam. Grandchildren: Della Carleen Norris and husband, Troy; Audie Albert Pulliam and wife, Angela Dawn; Tammy Jo Yarber and husband, Kyle; Lesley Counts, and Wesley Counts and wife, Diana. Great-Grandchildren: Ryan Norris and wife, Tiffany; Smokey Sullivan and husband, Randal; Laramy and Dalton Yarber, Ethan and Zachary Pulliam, Kelcee Blunkall and friend, Joe Rome; Gavin and Hannah Blunkall and Bethany and Sarah Counts. Great-great- grandchildren: Kaleb and Kasen Norris, Dawson and Aiden Sullivan and Rylee Rome. One sister, Thelma Karl Swafford of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and a host of nieces and nephews. Janet worked for Paramount Cap Factory for 30+ years and made many good friends. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, crossword puzzles and bird watching. Most of all, she enjoyed being surrounded by family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Services were held Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Pleasant Site Cemetery in Fremont, MO with Pastor Sharon Barton officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.
GLADYS MAE BLUNKALL PARCELL- Daughter of Edgar BLUNKALL and Mary HURT was born Mar. 13, 1927 in Summersville Texas Co MO and passed away Feb. 17, 2001 at Mountain View, Howell Co MO. She was married to Chester William PARCELL Apr. 13, 1946 at Mountain Home Baxter Co AR. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1981; she was also preceded in death by one son in 1947 and one grandson on June 11, 1980. Survivors include two sons, Charles E. PARCELL and Michael PARCELL; one daughter Karen WINTERS; two brothers Edward and J.C. BLUNKALL; six grandchildren, three great- grandchildren. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
GLADYS MARY ELLEN MAYBERRY PARISH - Born on October 30, 1908, at Winona, MO, the daughter of Benjamin and Hattie Barnes Mayberry and departed this life on July 24, 1989, at Birch Tree, Mo, at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage to Boone Derryberry and to this union two sons were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant Parish; one son, Vern Derryberry; one grandson, Bobby Derryberry; one sister and five brothers. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Bonnie Derryberry of Winona, MO; one grandson, Vern Wayne Derryberry of Fordyce, AR; four brothers, Don and Darrel Mayberry, both of Winona, MO; Otis Mayberry of Birch Tree, MO; and Paul Mayberry of Fredericktown, MO; and two great-grandchildren. Gladys will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was baptized and professed faith in Christ many years ago. She was unable to attend church the last several years because of ill health. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
MAX ALLEN PARKE - Born on April 21, 1923 in Doniphan, MO, the son of Clarence Parke and Bessie (Mathis) Parke. He passed away on February 25, 2013 in West Plains, MO at the age of 89 years. He was united in marriage to Grace Weaver. They owned and operated a Western Auto Store in Mascoutah, IL for several years before moving to West Plains. Max was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Bessie Parke; wife Grace Parke; one sister Una Lee Randall; one brother Truman Ray Parke; three nephews Bob Gardner, Bill Gardner and Glenn Barrett; and one niece Beacie Copeland. He is survived by two nieces Margaret Wakefield and husband Pete of Winona, MO and Pat Lanigan of O’Fallon, MO; nephews Keith Parke and wife Emily of Murfreesboro, TN, Donnie Wakefield and wife Felina and their family Beth Anne, Kyle and Brock of Annapolis, MO, Greg Wakefield and wife Eimee of Strafford, MO, Gary Parke and wife Janice of Winchester, TN, Mike Morgan and wife Karen of Tullahoma, TN, Russ Parmele and wife Diane of Greensboro, NC, and Robert Panky and wife Jeanie of O’Fallon, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Max will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
JOSEPHINE WILLIAMS PARROTT - Daughter of Gilbert and Sally WILLIAMS, was born on the old Williams farm near Greer January 21, 1859, and lived her entire life in the Greer vicinity. She was married to W. H. PARROTT in 1874 and 13 children were born to this union: 8 boys and 5 girls. Seven of the children preceded her in death. She was converted in September, 1874, and joined the United Baptist Church at Billdad and lived a devoted Christian life until she was called home. She departed this life July 20, 1936, at her home at the age of 77 years and 6 months. She leaves to mourn her death an aged husband, five boys, Lewis of St. Louis, Jim of Illinois, Sim, Willis, and Herbie of Alton, and one daughter, Mrs. Rena CHRONISTER of Alton. Two brothers, Pete WILLIAMS of Greer and Ira WILLIAMS of Winona, and a sister, Polly PARROTT of the Shiloh community. Also 38 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was a kind and loving mother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jim WIGGS and burial was in the Bailey Cemetery near Alton Oregon Co MO. Sources for this information: South-Missourian Democrat August 6, 1936.
GLADYS EDITH BEULAH JOHNSTON PARTRIDGE - Born 01 Jun 1919 in Reynolds Co MO, and died 23 Jun 1979 in Springfield Greene Co MO. She was the daughter of William Edward JOHNSTON and Iva Beulah Jane BRAWLEY. She was married first to Alva HIGGINS on 09 Sep 1939 in Meadford OK and to this union four children were born: Judith Alberta ‘Judy’, Alvin William ‘Bill’, Iva ‘Jeanne’, and Russell Jay ‘Rusty’ HIGGINS. Alva died 16 Sep 1946 in Newton KS. Gladys married second Donald Ray PARTRIDGE on 30 Nov 1946 in Wichita KS, and their children were Douglas Vaden ‘Doug’ and Victoria Ernestine ‘Vicki’ PARTRIDGE. Don preceded Gladys in death 21 May 1991 in Newton Co KS. Don PARTRIDGE adopted Gladys’ children from her first marriage and they changed their names. Judith Alberta became Donna Judith ‘Judy’ PARTRIDGE; Alvin William became William Ray ‘Bill’ PARTRIDGE; Iva Jeanne and Russell Jay took the surname PARTRIDGE. In addition to her two husbands, Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Brian Paul ROPP; a granddaughter Pamela MERMIB WALKER; and several of her siblings. She is survived by her children, Donna and Gene ROPP, Bill and Paulette PARTRIDGE, Jeanne and Ron MEDLEY, Rusty and Rebecca PARTRIDGE, Doug and Bonnie PARTRIDGE, and Vicki and Johnny BARKLEY, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. Gladys was a homemaker. She was active in 4-H and other organizations in the Winona community. She had an interest in natural health and consulted her ‘doctor book’ for remedies to treat various maladies. (This was an old publication handed down from her mother, full of recipes and instructions for treating illnesses and various other conditions). She always grew a large garden and preserved food. She adhered to the ‘old fashioned’ way of doing things, and was devoted to conserving and economizing. After her death Don returned to his home state of Kansas where he died and is buried. Gladys is buried at Falling Spring Cemetery in Oregon Co MO. Note: Bill Partridge followed his mother in death on 16 Aug 1999 in Windsor Co; her daughter Judy passed away 01 Sep 2005 at Branson Taney Co MO. Jeanne resides in Albuquerque NM; Rusty and Doug live in Kansas; and Vicki Barkley lives in Winona.
LELIA FERN BALES PARVIN - Born May 28, 1913 at Thomasville Oregon Co MO to Frank and Mabel (JOLLIF) BALES. She passed away April 24, 1996 at Mountain View Heath Care in Mountain Vie MO at the age of 82. She was united in marriage on December 16, 1933 at Alton MO to Arthur Elmo PARVIN and to this union three sons were born. Lelia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one great grandson, Lukas Lane BENTSEN. She is survived by her sons, Franklin and wife Alva, Snelling CA; Leland and wife Wilma, Mountain View MO; Richard of Yuma AZ; sister Jewel PIERCE, Birch Tree MO; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Lelia will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held t 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 1996 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View with Rev. Tommy Bernhardt officiating. Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mountain View under the direction of the Duncan funeral Home of Mountain View. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 8, 1996.
Charles Ray Pate - Age 67, of Leola passed from this earth Friday, February 4, 2011 at his home. He was born August 24, 1943 in Ashdown, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Pate, one sister, Shirley Richardson. He is survived by his wife of 37 wonderful years, Myrtle Holloway Pate of Leola. Charles and Myrtle have two children; daughter, Stephanie Pifer and husband Keith of East End who are expecting a baby to be born in June; one son, Steven Pate and his wife Emma of Watson Chapel. Charles is also survived by two daughters, Mary Canady of Batesville and Susan Post of Kingsland; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his mother, Esther Pate of Fordyce; one brother, David (Brenda) Pate of Lake Charles, LA; three sisters, Mary Hernsberger of Monroe, LA, Peggy (Doyle) Chamberland of Malvern, Joyce (Earl) Dees of Kingsland; in laws, Sharlet Holloway, Polly Holloway, Charles Holloway, John Holloway and Mary Ann Brawley all of Winona, MO. Charles will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Charles's body was cremated. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.
Gertrude Stone Seabock Patterson - Age 78, of Mountain View, Missouri died Monday, September 27, 2010 at St. John’s St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View. She was born February 23, 1932 in Salem, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Waddington) Seabock. Gert was united in marriage to Don Patterson on April 10, 1982 in Anaheim, California. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents; and one brother, Frank Seabock. Survivors include sisters-in-law, Ida Seabock of California, and Joan Smith Lawson and husband, Gene, of Mountain View; nieces and nephews, Ormal Joe Smith and wife, Mary Jo, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bert Smith and wife, Diane, of Springfield, Missouri, Evelyn Duffey and husband, Steve, of Mountain View, and Joanna Higley of Waynesville, Missouri; and many, many friends. Gert was a St. Francis Hospital Volunteer and served on the Agape House board of directors. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She will be greatly missed.
Goldie Enith Smith Patterson - Daughter of William ‘Delmar’ and Myrtle Dooley-Smith, was born September 19, 1915 in Summersville, Missouri and passed away December 7, 2009 in Sacramento, California. Preceding Goldie in death are her parents and three brothers: Arnold Smith, Salem MO; Carl Smith, Summersville, MO; Elmo Smith, Granite City, IL; infant brother, Billy Eugene; one daughter, Carol Patton; one granddaughter, Annette. She is survived by one sister, Sylvia Gates, Mountain View, MO; her children: Jean and husband, Jack, Duncan; Patti and husband, Adolf, Hintz; Gregory Patterson; Mary Rossiter; Jerry Patterson; Paula Beard, and Carl Patterson; Grandchildren: Pamala, Mark, Jeffrey, Deborah, Bryan, Gregory, Scott, Chad, Paul, Jacqueline, Heidi, Bryce, and Eric; 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held December 9, 2009 at the Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights, California with Rev. Andrew Webb officiating. Interment was at Sylvan Distirct Cemetery in Citrus Heights, California under the care of Price Funeral Chapel.
Mary Ruth Parrott Patterson - Born March 9, 1935 in Thomasville, MO to Jesse and Helen (Judd) Parrott. She went to rest on Saturday June 28, 2008 at West Plains, MO at the age of 73 years. She was united in marriage to Oliver Andrew Patterson on April 16, 1955 at Mountain View, MO, and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Helen Parrott; three sisters, Elizabeth Moser, and two infant sisters; one infant brother; one daughter, Judy Ann Patterson; one son, Oliver Eugene Patterson; and one granddaughter, Denise Nicole Patterson. She is survived by her loving husband, Oliver, of Mountain View, MO; one son, Michael Patterson and friend, Patti Phipps, of Mountain View, MO; three daughters, Rebecca VanWinkle and husband, David, of Winona, MO; Sarah Schweighauser of Springfield, MO; and Anna Carnefix and husband, Dave, of Mountain View, MO; twelve grandchildren Jerrin, Doug, Tiffany and Jacob Patterson; Andy and Daniel Patterson; Michelle, Jamie and Chelsie VanWinkle; DJ and Rosie Schweighauser; and Olivia Carnefix; two great-grandsons, Kaiden Cole and Kamden Eugene VanWinkle; one great-granddaughter, Makya May Schweighauser; one sister, Billie Gean Carter and husband, Cyrus, of Pomona, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Mary Ruth and Oliver moved to St. Louis in 1955 and lived there until they returned to the area in 1967. In 1969, they opened Patterson Café in Mountain View, which they operated at several locations in Mountain View until 1975. She and Oliver owned and operated Patterson Wood Products in Teresita, MO from 1976 until 1999. Mary Ruth and Oliver also owned and operated Save-U Foods in Mountain View from 1995 to 1999. Mary Ruth was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mountain View, MO. Mary Ruth loved going to the beach and enjoyed the sand and water. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening, traveling, and a good book. Visitation for Mary Ruth Patterson was held Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View with Rev. Ross Marshall officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Oliver Andrew Patterson - Born Feb. 10, 1935, to Chester and Tella (Johnson) Patterson in Hunter, Mo. He went to rest on Aug. 27, 2010, at his home in Mountain View, Mo., at the age of 75 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Ruth Parrott on April 16, 1955, in Mountain View, Mo. To this union, six children were born. They spent 53 years together. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ruth; two children, Judith Ann Patterson and Oliver Eugene Patterson; one granddaughter, Denise Nicole Patterson; and two brothers, Earl Patterson and Bill Patterson. He is survived by his companion, Darlene Kinney of the home; one son, Michael Patterson and companion Patti Phipps of Mountain View, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Teresa Patterson of Mountain View, Mo.; three daughters, Becky VanWinkle and husband David of Winona, Mo., Sarah Schweighauser of Springfield, Mo., and Anna Carnefix and husband Dave of Mountain View, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; Jerrin, Doug, Tiffany and Jacob Patterson, Andy and Daniel Patterson, Michelle, Jamie and Chelsie VanWinkle, D.J. and Rosie Schweighauser, and Olivia Carnefix; six great-grandchildren, Kolton William Patterson and Tamrin Monroe Lee Price, Kaiden Cole and Kamden Eugene VanWinkle, and Makya May and Brooklynn Ruth Schweighauser; four sisters, Annabelle Ashcraft of St. Louis, Mo., Hartsell Holford of White Sands, N.M., Delores Shephard of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Rita Sullivan of Mountain View, Mo.; and a host of other family and friends. Oliver and Mary Ruth moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1955 where he worked for the police department. They returned to this area in 1967. In 1969, they opened Patterson Café in Mountain View, which they operated at several locations in Mountain View until 1975. He and Mary Ruth owned and operated Patterson Wood Products in Teresita, Mo., from 1976 until 1999. Oliver loved farming and loved riding horses in his younger years while he was able to. He loved raising his cattle in his later years. He was always told he wasn’t able but fought to prove them wrong. He was strong-willed and determined through his entire life. Oliver met his friend and companion Darlene late in life who filled his last year with great joy, love and happiness. Together, they enjoyed riding the back roads and fellowship with God. Oliver loved God and his family dearly and will be missed greatly by those who had the honor of knowing him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Mo. with Tom Becker officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
Sally Ann Brawley Srock Patterson - Age 70, a former resident of Eminence, Missouri, died on August 17, 2010 of metastatic cervical cancer at the home of her daughter Tammye in San Diego, CA. Sally was born in West Plains, Missouri on December 30, 1939, the eldest of three children born to Wright Simpson and Mary Ann Ennis Brawley of Eminence, Missouri. She moved to Oxnard, CA in March of 1950 where she graduated from Oxnard High School in 1957. Later that year, Sally married Larry Srock of Ramey, PA. Although it ended in 1970, this marriage produced five children. Sally remarried in February 1975 to Robert ‘Bob’ W. Patterson in Oxnard, CA and moved to San Diego County in 1976. Sally earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Counseling from National University in 1987 and a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL from Alliant University in 1992. Sally retired in June 2009 after teaching and volunteering as a TESOL/ ESL professor and elementary school teacher for 30 years at various community colleges, churches, and Christian missions in LA/San Diego Counties. Prior to entering the teaching profession, she was a civil servant/clerk typist working in Ventura/San Diego Counties. She had a passion for teaching as well as sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sally is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert ‘Bob’ Patterson of San Diego, CA; four daughters, one son, two stepchildren: Wendy Wright of Bath, ME; Tammye John Martin of San Diego, CA; Tracy Srock of North Hollywood, CA; Kelly Brent Bonenfant of Mt. Vernon, ME; Randy Srock of Augusta, ME; Grady Jessica Patterson of Sammamish, WA; Joy Michael Alessi of The Woodlands, TX; 8 grandchildren: John-Patrick & Christina Martin, Christian Butler, Marissa & Michaela Wright, Erin & Allyse Bonenfant, Kaitlyn Srock; sister Judy Smith of Oxnard, CA; and nephew Douglas Smith of Franklin, TN. Sally was preceded in death by her brother, David Brawley Panaiff and her parents. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Pathways Community Church, 9626 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee, CA 92071. Interment will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA. In lieu of flowers/gifts, please donate in Sally's memory to: Tecate Mission, Attn. Willa Edmonds, P.O. Box 1000, Tecate, CA 91980.
Violet Marie French Patterson - Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Teresita, Mo., the daughter of Homer Joseph Preston and Bertha (Roesonberge) French. She departed this life on Oct. 25, 2009, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 83 years. Preceding her in death, were her parents; husbands; 10 siblings; and two daughters, Marilyn Needles and Wilma Cooper. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Lea Barnes of Birch Tree, Mo.; two sisters, Maryline Edwards and husband, Charles, of Montier, Mo., and Helen Longley of Hollis, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Violet was known for her homemade rolls. She enjoyed quilting and planting flowers. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Apostolic Temple Church, Birch Tree, Mo., with Pastors Rick Rutledge and Rayburn Druey officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Birch Tree, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo. ~
Violet Marie Patterson, 83, of Birch Tree and her daughter Wilma F. Cooper, 63, of Henderson, Ark., were killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas State Police, the accident occurred on Highway 62, 9.7 miles east of Mountain Home at 12:55 p.m. when the Nissan Quest driven by Cooper was westbound. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, left the north side of the highway and struck a tree.
William Andrew Patterson - Born October 29, 1936 in Birch Tree, Missouri, the son of William Rubin 'Buck” and Ellen (Kelly) Patterson. He departed this life on September 14, 2010 at his home, in Birch Tree, Missouri, at the age of 73 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June Charlotte Patterson; and three sisters, Alta Smith, Leona Bledsoe, and Bonnie Hawkins. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Lynn Neal, and husband, Charles, of Birch Tree; one brother, Curtis Patterson, and wife, Elsie, of Birch Tree; two sisters, Virginia Hester, and husband, Don, of Raymore, Missouri and Betty Barton and husband, Floyd 'Tee”, of Birch Tree; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. After serving his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, Bill worked most of his life in the timber industry. He loved to hunt and fish, and never met a stranger. He will be remembered as a wonderful brother, father, and grandfather.
JAMES WAYNE 'JACK' PATTON - Age 54 of Salem, Missouri passed away on July 8, 2006 at Salem, Missouri. James is survived by his wife Dee Ann Patton of Salem, Missouri; two children: Jerome Patton of Springfield, Missouri and Amanda Patton of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers: Louis Patton and wife Sandy of Summersville, Missouri and Vernon Patton and wife Shirley of Warrenton, Missouri; four sisters: Dorothy Winkelman of Granite City, Illinois, Wanda Shoults of Summersville, Missouri, Jean Tiesel and husband Albert of Monnett, Missouri and Patricia Croy and husband Frank of Versailles, Missouri. Visitation was Monday, July 10, 2006 in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem, Missouri from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 10:00 am in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pilgrims Rest Cemetery and Memorial Cards may be obtained at Wilson Mortuary. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.
SANDY GAIL PEARSON PATTON - Daughter of Roy D. and Vera (Barringer) Pearson was born December 24, 1942 at Truman, Arkansas and passed away at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. on Thursday, July 26, 2007 making her age 64 years, 7 months, and 3 days. Sandy was united in marriage to Louis Patton, October 31, 1964, making their union together 42 years. To their union two children were born, Kevin and Brian. Sandy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Summersville and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 7222. She worked at the Angelica Uniform Company in Summersville for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, and going to yard sales. Sandy sought out any opportunity to visit, on the phone or in person, and liked being on-the-go. She volunteered in many community activities such as the Open Door, the Christmas Store at the Elementary School, church events, and everything else she was asked to do. She treasured spending time with her family. Sandy opened her home and heart to many people by making them feel a part of her family. Preceding her in death were her parents Roy D. and Vera Pearson; two brothers, Lawrence Pearson and Delbert Pearson; and three sisters, Myrul Pearson, Imagene Jines, and Florence Parks. Surviving are her husband, Louis Patton; son, Kevin Patton and wife, Sharon; and son, Brian Patton; three brothers, Hubert Pearson of Newburg, Mo.; Billy Pearson of Little Rock, Ark.; Roy L. Pearson of Overland, Mo.; three sisters, Mary Kelley of Jonesboro, AR; Elmeda Whitley of Brookland, AR and Lois Johnson of Belle, Mo.; three grandchildren: Cory Patton, Marisa Patton, and Shawn Patton; also surviving are 15 nephews and 17 nieces, along with numerous people who referred to Sandy as 'Grandma' or 'Aunt' whether they were related or not. Sandy will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Services were held Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Bro. Paul Hamm and Bro. Gordon Howell officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery near Summersville, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Vernon Hershel Patton - Of Warrenton, MO., passed away at his home, on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 29 days. Vernon was born to James Alfred and Mary Ina (Sykes) Patton on August 29, 1931 in Ink, MO. He was united in marriage to Shirley Banks, June 28, 1955 in Salem, MO. To this union two children were born, Rick and Pamela. They celebrated 52 years of marriage. Vernon worked as a Retired Custodian for the Binkley Company in Warrenton, MO., for over 15 years. He also worked as a Bagger for the Kroger Store in Warrenton, MO., for over 8 years. Survivors include, his wife Shirley Patton of Warrenton, MO; one son James Rick Patton of Warrenton, MO; one brother, Louis Patton of Summersville, MO; four sisters, Dorothy Winkleman of Granite City, Illinois; Wanda Shoults of Summersville, MO; Jean Tiesel of Monett, MO; and Patty Croy of Versailles, MO; one son-in-law, Ivan North of St. Charles, MO; three grandchildren, Lori Belleville of Columbia, Illinois; Heather Engelage of Wright City, MO; and Hector Cisneros of Denver, Colorado; two great grandchildren, Chandler Belleville and Adriana Rodgers, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and many friends. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Pamela Engelage-North, and two brothers, Larry and Jack Patton. Services were held Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment and Military Rites were at Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Grace Louise Demster Pelate
- Born February 9, 1932 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of
Ernest Thomas and Evelyn Louise (Seaman) Demster. She departed this
life on June 16, 2009 at her home in Mountain View, Missouri at the
age of 77 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, three
daughters, one son, one son-in-law, and one sister. Survivors
include four sons, Ernest Pelate and wife, Barbara, Stockton,
California, Charles Pelate and wife, Dana, Birch Tree, Missouri,
Stephen Pelate and wife, Kelly, Mountain View, and Christopher
Pelate and wife, Joyce, Mountain View; three daughters, Delores
Martin, Illinois, Sharon Lee and husband, David, Houston, Missouri,
and Sue Barnes and husband, Billie, Birch Tree, Missouri; one
son-in-law, Kerry Lawson, Mountain View; four brothers, Arthur Leroy
Demster, Eldorado, Missouri, Lawrence Jean Demster, Texas, Claude
Demster, Humansville, Missouri and Ernest Thomas Demster,
Springfield, Missouri; 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
JOE HOWARD PENDLAND - Joe Howard Pendland was born January 31, 1931 in Hartshorn, Missouri to Homer and Minnie Sullivan Pendland . He passed away at his home in Ferguson, Missouri, Sunday, September 26, 2010 making his age 79 years. Growing up in the Hartshorn/Summersville area Joe made many life long friends. He served in the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict. After serving in the military Joe made his home in the St. Louis/Ferguson area. He worked as a journeyman in the plumbers union. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 562 number. After his retirement Joe made many trips to Summersville, Missouri to visit with friends and family, he could often be found eating at the Summersville Senior Center. Joe enjoying fishing with family and friends. He like playing his guitar and singing for others. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Minnie Pendland, 2 brothers, Arvel and Johnny Pendland, 5 sisters, Merry Billie Barton, Ruby Stark, Grace Stephens , Mabel Belew, and Opal Norris. Joe is survived by his children, Howard Joseph Pendland and wife Theresa of Ferguson, Missouri, and Donna Brightwell of Paragould, Arkansas, his grandchildren, Joey, and Adam of Paragould, Arkansas, Sarah, Kevin and Ashley of Ferguson, Missouri, and a great grandchild Holly of Paragould, Arkansas. Joe is survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members. Joe will be missed by his many friends who's lives he has touched. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel; 305 North Main Ave in Summersville, MO with Rev. Joe Heiney Officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 Am until service time at 11:00 Saturday. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
DAVID MCHENRY PENN - (14 Jan 1904 - 06 Sep 1990) - 76-year-old retired Missouri Pacific railroad machinist, died at his home at 2024 Baugh Lane last night at 5:25. He had been ill since January 2 when he fell and broke his hip. Complications developed causing death. A resident of Poplar Bluff 34 years, Penn came here from Piedmont where he was born Sept. 9, 1881. On July 1, 1904, he was married to Nora Elmira Collins at Hiram, Mo. He had been employed by the railroad 40 years when he retired 11 years ago. He was a member of he International Association of Railroad Machinists, and the Christian Church. He leaves his widow and the following children: Mrs. Virginia LaMont of phoenix, Ariz., Vernon, Paul and George Penn of Poplar Bluff and Mrs. Edith Cobbs of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nevada Durham of Piedmont. The body was removed to Frank-Cotrell Chapel where services will be held at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon by the Rev. W.R. Simpson. Burial will be in Woodlawn.
Robert A. Pennington - Born March 16, 1957 the son of Harold Pennington and Theresa (Becker) Pennington. He passed away November 18, 2007 at his residence in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 50 years. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his son Clinton Pennington and wife Jessica of Chaplin, CT; his daughter Crystal Pennington of Rockville, CT; his mother Theresa Becker of Mansfield, CT; one sister Patricia Wohlrab of Florida; one granddaughter Ashlin Pennington of Chaplin, CT and a host of other family and friends. Cremation services were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.
LYNNA MAE 'BILL' HENSLEY PERKINS
- Born Sept. 6, 1910 in Oregon Co MO, and passed away
Sept. 3, 2001 at Mountain View Howell Co MO. She was the daughter of Jack and
Eliza Breeden HENSLEY. She was united in married to Talmadge V. ‘Doc’ PERKINS on
Feb. 26, 1930 in East St. Louis IL, and to this union three children were born,
Talmadge, Jr. ‘Cobb’; Royal Joseph ‘R. J.’ PERKINS, and Charlotte HIEBERT.
‘Bill’ was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Louise
BURROWS and one son, Talmadge, Jr.; and grandson-in-law, Stephen Thomas
CAMPBELL, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte; brother, Pat HENSLEY;
seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Doc and Bill Perkins owned an
operated Perkins Package Store in Winona for many years. Burial was in Pine Lawn
Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO.
PEARL WALLACE PETTY - Born July 26,1894 to Solomon and Sarah Ann (MONTGOMERY) PETTY at Rutledge MO, and departed this life at Boone County Hospital in Columbia MO, May 17,1962 at the age of 67 years, 9 months, and 22 days. He was united in marriage to Laura Francis SMITH on December 24,1929 and to this union two children were born. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Laura, one son Wilfred Eugene of Winona, MO., one daughter Anna SEXTON of Winona MO, and a daughter by a former marriage Zenta Yvonne BRANDON of Albia, Iowa; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
MAUDALINE EUDY PFEIFER - The funeral service of Maudaline PFEIFER, 84, of Bloomington IL, was held at 10 am Monday, Sept. 11, 1989 at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, the Rev. Gary L. FORD officiating, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln IL. Visitation was from 4 to 7 pm Sunday at the memorial home. Maudaline died at 4:15 pm Friday Sept. 8, 1989 at Mennonite Long Term Care Unit, where she had been a resident since December 1988. Mrs. PFEIFER was born June 24, 1905, in Winona Shannon Co MO, a daughter of Dr. William T. and Maude S. (DEPRIEST) EUDY. She married Joseph W. PFEIFER May 16, 1957, in Waynesville, MO. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1974. She was also preceded in death by one brother. Survivors include one son, Robert J. DOWNS; three daughters, Grace LYNN, (Shirley); Sue LANDON (Dwight); and Marie KAGEL (LeRoy); one brother, Funston EUDY, Independence, MO; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Mrs. PFEIFER was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Rebecca Circle of the church, McLean County Home Extension, McLean County Farm Bureau and Widows Club. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
PASKEL O. PHELPS
- Born November 15, 1905 at Birch Tree, Missouri to Felix and
Hatting Livingston Phelps. He passed away November 22, 1980 in the
West Plains Memorial Hospital, West Plains, Missouri at the age of
75. He was married to Ruby Lorene Baugh on November 21, 1926 at
Birch Tree, Missouri. To this union, eight children were born:
Robert, Jack, Wayne, Lewis, Leroy, James, LaVerne, and Wilma. He is
survived by his wife, his children, twenty-four grandchildren, and
nine great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church of
Birch Tree. This man was wealthy in a great way. He was truly
honest, hard-working, and loved by all who knew him. Services were
held Tuesday, November 25, 1980 at the Duncan Chapel in Mountain
View, with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, Missouri,
under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home
RANDI NICHOLE PHELPS - Born Aug. 13, 1990, at West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Terry Lewis Phelps and Lorie Ann (Bressler) Phelps. She passed away Jan. 9, 2010, at Birch Tree, Mo., at the age of 19 years. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Paskel and Ruby Phelps and Junior and Wilma Cowen; grandfather, Lewis Phelps and great-grandmother Velma Weir of Birch Tree, Mo. Randi is survived by her father, Terry Lewis Phelps and wife Melanie (Barkley) of Birch Tree, Mo.; mother, Lorie Ann Phelps and Tony Gasaway of Pacific, Mo.; daughter, Alexia Marie Boyer of Mountain View, Mo.; three brothers, Kyle Lewis Phelps of Birch Tree, Mo., Steven and Austin Gasaway of Pacific, Mo.; three sisters, Courtney Michelle Phelps and Jenna Marie Phelps both of Birch Tree, Mo. and numerous other family and friends. Randi attended Birch Tree and Mountain View Elementary School and was active on the Birch Tree Softball Team until moving to Pacific in High School. While in Pacific, she loved playing volleyball. Randi was on the short side, but her size never stopped her. She played every game with all the heart she had. Her mom always told her dynamite comes in small packages. One of the things she loved to do most was to go watch her dad run in the drag races along with all of his friends that raced. No matter where she lived, she always considered the Mountain View and Birch Tree area her home. Most of all, Randi enjoyed being a mom and made the statement she was always meant to be a mom. Randi will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree, Mo., with Pastor Roger Smith officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC.
DORA ANN HARROD PHILLIPS - Daughter of the late William E. and Katherine Harrod, was born in Oklahoma on April 14, 1903, and departed this life at West Plains, Mo. on April 12, 1985 at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 29 days. She was united in marriage to Ralph N. Phillips on June 24, 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and one sister, Nora Lohr. She is survived by one sister, Alice Riley of Winona, three nieces and three nephews. She came to Missouri as a child and until her marriage, lived near Alton, Mo. After her marriage she lived in Winona, except for the last five years she lived in a Senior Citizens apartment at Birch Tree, Mo. She had relatives and many friends, both at Birch Tree and Winona, who loved her and will miss her. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 45 years. Funeral services were held April 16 at the Duncan Chapel in Mountain. View, Mo. with Bill Bales officiating. Burial was at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
HARLIE-JO COLLEEN PHILLIPS - Infant daughter of Jared and Amber Phillips was born Jan. 5, 2004 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and passed from this life to live with Jesus on Jan. 22, 2004 in Winona, at the age of two weeks and three days. She leaves to mourn her parents, Jared and Amber Phillips of Winona; her big sister Destiny of the home in Winona; her maternal grandparents, Ronald and Melissa Norman, and Heather Cozart, all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; her paternal grandparents, Merle and Jamie Phillips, and R.B. and Kelly Vermillion, all of Winona; two special aunts, Jodie Phillips of Winona and Amanda Norman of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one special uncle, Brandyn Norman of Poplar Bluff; aunts, Chasity Vermillion and Nicole Vermillion, and one cousin, Jasmyn Johnson, all of Springfield, Mo.; and uncle Ryan and wife Barbara Vermillion of Los Angeles, Calif.; maternal great-grandparents, Verna Norman of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jim and Mary Edwards of Fisk, Mo., and Jerry and Eve Rall of Godfrey, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Merle and Carolyn Phillips of Eminence, Lloyd and Colleen Detwiler of Birch Tree; maternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Brenda Roberts, and Jerry and Colleen Hoagland, all of Winona, and Vera Norman; four great-great-grandmothers and many other friends and relatives. Heaven only knows how many lives she touched in her very short time here on earth. She was a bright light to everyone who saw her. We know we can’t bring her back but we can go to her, and we believe that Jesus has her sheltered in His arms. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
RALPH NORMAN 'STEAMBOAT' PHILLIPS - Son of Thomas PHILLIPS and Meadie PLOWMAN. He was born February 23, 1911. He passed away December 16, 1979 at Veteran's Hospital in Poplar Bluff MO at the age of 68 years, 10 months, 7 days. He was united in marriage to Dora Ann HARROD, daughter of William Ellsworth HARROD and Katherine J. STROSNIDER, on June 24, 1945 at Winona MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Surviving are his wife, of the home, four cousins, other relatives and many friends. Ralph was a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces, having served his country for two years during WW II. He was a member of the Church of Christ. During the years when his health began to fail he took up wood carving. He obtained wood from old orange crates at the local grocery, cut them into smaller pieces, and then carved pictures of flowers, wildlife and other subjects, into them. These unique and colorful pieces were then given to his friends and family. Ralph was also an amateur photographer and painter. Funeral services for Ralph N. PHILLIPS were held on December 19, 1979 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Golden HAMPTON officiating. Interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
Tyrel RAY Phillips - Death Notice: Age 19, Winona, lost his life in a car accident Sunday morning April 5, 2009, 6 miles south of Salem, MO. Tyrel is the son of Deena and Allen Phillips, Winona, paternal grandparents Merle and Carolyn Phillips, Eminence, and maternal grandparents Judy and Elvie Younger, Eminence. Also in the accident were 18 yr old Casen Sanders with serious injuries; 22 yr old Larry Sites serious injuries; and 19 yr old Jake Walker with moderate injuries. ~ The Current Wave, Apr. 7, 2009. Obituary: Tyrel Ray Phillips was born May 17, 1989 at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was the son of Allen and Deena (Younger) Phillips. He passed away April 5, 2009 at Salem, MO at the age of 19 years. He is survived by his parents Allen and Deena Phillips of Winona, MO; two brothers Orrin Phillips of Winona, MO and Colt Phillips and wife Kim of Jefferson City, MO; one sister Alicia Phillips of Springfield, MO; his grandparents Merle and Carolyn Phillips of Eminence, MO and Elvie and Judy Younger of Eminence, MO; his great grandmother Anne Colley of Eminence, MO; Uncle Matt Blackburn and wife Judene of Waynesville, MO, Aunt Gingee Adams of Eminence, MO, Uncle Rodney Rose and wife Marti of Eminence, MO, Uncle Merle Phillips, Jr and wife Jamie of Birch Tree, MO, Uncle Greg Phillips and wife Holly of Winona, MO, Aunt Kelly Vermillion of Winona, MO and Uncle Mike Adams of Eminence, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Tyrel attended Cole R-V School in Eugene, MO from kindergarten until 11th grade where he was active in Jr. High sports and then FFA while in high school. He loved going to Eldon Tech School with his tech classmates. He and his family then relocated to Murfreesboro, TN where Tyrel graduated from Holloway High School in 2007. Tyrel has worked as a laborer for several different construction companies since graduation. His favorite hobby was his Mustang car which he loved to drive revved up and music loud. He had wrecked his car and totally rebuilt it back with his dad. He loved girls, girls, and more girls. Tyrel will be most remembered by his big smile, wonderful sense of humor and how full of life he always was. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2PM at the House of Prayer Church in Winona with Rev. Shane Crumb and Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Pinelawn Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. ~ Thank You ~ The family of Tyrel Phillips wishes to express our heart felt thanks to the many people who have supported us during our tragic loss. The words, cards, food, flowers, money and support are still amazing to us. The phone calls, the visits and the prayers have been very uplifting. A special thanks to Rev. Shane Crum and Rev. Archie and Judy Taylor, The House of Prayer and Duncan Funeral Home for a wonderful service. Tyrel was a great young man and words canÕt express how much he will be misses. He loved his family, friends and life. His heart was as big as his smile, but God needed him more than all of us. We pray that God blesses each and every one of you. Sincerely, The Tyrel Phillips Family
Willie Henry Piatt - Born February 19, 1919 at Timber Shannon Co MO, the son of Samuel Franklin and Jane Elizabeth Counts Piatt. He departed this life January 18, 1994, at Salem Dent Co MO at the age of 74 years. He was united in marriage to Elsie Ethel Ellerman of 22 July 1939, at Salem MO. To this union nine children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Harold; one daughter, Marsha Harcus; one brother, Donnie; and two sisters, Cindy Enloe and Hazel Counts. He is survived by his wife, Elsie of the home in Salem, MO.; six sons, Howard, Edward and Kenny Piatt, all of Bunker, MO. and Frank, Gary, and Jerry Piatt all of Salem, MO.; one daughter, Edna Landrigan of Springfield, MO.; one sister, June Stagner of Salem, MO.; thirty grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 22, 1994, at the Duncan Funeral chapel in Eminence, with Rev. Leland Stoops and Minister Rick Mansfield officiating. Interment was in the Piatt cemetery in Round Springs, MO., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
ATHA DOYNE 'HAM' PIERCE - Son of Ralph Pierce and Lula Mildred Kirby Pierce. Born Nov. 2, 1915, in Jonesboro AR, departed this life June 25, 2008, in West Plains MO at the age of 92 years. A.D. grew up in Jonesboro AR, and graduated from Jonesboro High School. After graduation, he went to work for the Frisco Railroad and moved to Thayer. He spent 50 years working as a conductor on freight trains between Thayer and Memphis. After his retirement, A.D. 'Ham' Pierce served as mayor for the City of Thayer for 12 years. During his tenure in office, he worked to bring about many improvements to the city. Throughout his life, he served on many boards and committees, including Chairman Emeritus of the South Central Council of Governments, Chair of the South Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Thayer City Council for four years, Missouri State Board of Health, Ozark Action Board, Chairman of the Oregon County Health Department and served on the Oregon County Democrat Committee since 1945. He received the Man of the Year Award in 1983 from the Elks Club and the Outstanding Service Award from Thayer Chamber of Commerce. A.D. was a lifelong Democrat and spent countless hours helping Democrats get elected to office. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clifton Masonic Lodge No. 463 and was a Shriner. He was united in marriage on Nov. 20 , 1938, in West Plains, Mo., to Marguerite Stewart, who preceded him in death Feb. 9, 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Druscilla Hyde Martin, West Plains; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, Rusty Hyde and wife, Debbie, and children, Jennifer and Jordan, Thayer, Ronnie Hyde and wife, Anne, and children, Laura Jane and Jake, Bloomington, Ind., Ramona Roberts and husband, Kimber and children, Josh, Emily, Seth and Zach, Couch, Ricky Hyde and wife, Jennifer, and children, Kaden and Teagen, Mount Vernon AR. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marguerite; one son, Doyne Dudley; one brother, Max Pierce; and one sister, Wilma McCarty. A.D. spent his life being of service to his family, friends and his hometown. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer MO, with Rev. Jason Roberts officiating. Burial was in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., of Thayer.
Patsy Earlene Brake Pierce - Born March 15, 1941 at Banner Shannon Co MO, the daughter of Henry E. Brake and Mildred Marie (Ward) Brake. She departed this life on December 4, 2008 in Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 67 years. Patsy attended Birch Tree High School. She was united in marriage to William H. Pierce on December 9, 1961 in Birch Tree, Missouri. To this union, four children were born: William, Jr., Charisse, Alan, and Chris. Patsy was a member of First Baptist Church of Birch Tree. She was known for her great cooking, especially liver and onions and pork chops. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marie Brake; and a son, William, Jr. (Billy). Survivors include her husband, William Pierce of Birch Tree; three children, Charisse Perales of Las Vegas, Nevada, Alan Pierce of Pratt, Kansas, and Chris Pierce of Mountain View; three brothers, Bill Brake of Mountain View, George Brake of Birch Tree, and Donny Brake of Sedona, Arizona; three sisters, Lorene Woolford of Staunton, Illinois, Shirley Mills of Canute, Oklahoma, and Judy Davis of Mountain View; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Samantha, Drew, Cort, Destiny, Laken, Jaden, Blake, and Izabella; and three great grandchildren, Conner, Tanner, and Amber. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 in First Baptist Church, Birch Tree, with Rev. Aaron Davis officiating. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Birch Tree, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri.
Carl Franklin 'FRANK' Pittman - Born January 1, 1933 to George and Bessie Harrison Pittman in Summersville, Missouri. He died July 20, 2007 at his home in Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 74 years. Carl married Barbara Phipps on December 5, 1970 in West Plains, Missouri. He was baptized in the Church of Christ. Carl retired from Angelica after 34 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed drinking coffee with friends and was a member of Masonic Lodge #637 in Mountain View. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mickey Pruett and Erma Honeycutt; and five brothers, Ben, Leonard, James, Bill, and Lee Pittman. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Debbie Finley of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and Bobbie Wills, Mountain View; three grandchildren, Christie Hill and husband, Peter; Carrie Donaldson and husband, Brian; and Brandon Finley; three great grandchildren, Kody, Corbin and Reese Hill; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 in Yarber Mortuary with Rev. Glenn Green officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Summersville, Missouri under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.
JOSHUA MALACHI PITTMAN - Son of Joe Ralph PITTMAN Jr. and Deanna STEWART was born February 18, 1986 at Houston, MO. Joshua passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007 making his age 21 years, 9 months, and 14 days. He attend Summersville Elementary and Summersville High School. At the age of 17, he went to live in St. Charles, MO. Josh loved to draw, go camping, fishing and horseback riding with his grandpa Duane. He loved to go to the movies with his mother, Deanna. He was a very loving son and grandson. He loved to visit with his family and friends. Josh is preceded in death by his father, Joe Ralph PITTMAN Jr. He is survived by mother, Deanna ADERS and his step-father, Darrell, of St. Charles; his sister, Amy HOHN of St. Charles; his brother, Daniel HOHN of Hartshorn; and his grandparents, Duane and Norma WOOLFORD of Hartshorn. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His memory will live on in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be left at Bradford Funeral home in Joshua’s memory. Services were held on Friday evening, December 7, 2007 at 7:30 PM with Rev. Steve STEELMAN officiating; interment and grave-side services were held Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Memorial Gardens at Cedar Hill Memorial under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Mona Geraldine Jadwin Plowman - Feb. 12, 1913 - May 21, 2008 - Daughter of Earnest Jadwin and Ina Mae Lough. Married Harry Levi Plowman Sep. 24, 1932. Children Leroy, Norma Jean, Verna Mae, Glenna Mae, Harry Earl, Marie Louise, Rose Mary and Cleta Nadine Plowman. Visitation for the family and friends will be Friday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville, Mo. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 24, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville.
Harry LEVI Plowman - Age 92, passed away Saturday November 17, 2001 at his home in Republic, MO. Harry was born August 26, 1909 to Sarah Duncan Plowman and William Henry Plowman in Black Pond Community of Shannon County. He married Mona Geraldine Jadwin of Eminence on September 24, 1932. Their union produced eight children, 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Harry was a pipe fitter and worked in the oil business for 37 years. He and Mona are members of Marionville Church of Christ. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 555 of Summersville and a member of Eastern Star. Mr. Plowman is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mona Geraldine Plowman; one son, LeRoy Plowman, and his wife Liz of Lordsburg, NM; two daughters, Norma Poindexter of El Cajon, CA and Verna Custer and her husband Tony of Katy, TX; 13 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. One brother, Jess Plowman and his wife Charlene of Summersville, MO also survive him. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, 3 infant daughters, Glenna Mae, Rose Mary, and Cleta Nadine; one son, Harry Earl Plowman; daughter, Marie Louise Haynes and her husband Eldred Haynes; his brothers, Reuben Plowman, Walter Plowman, and his sisters, Nellie Barton, Ida Chilton, and Ocie Couch. Services were held at 2 PM Saturday, November 24th at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville. Interment was in the Black Pond Cemetery in Summersville under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.
JESSE EARL PLOWMAN - Born January 25, 1914 to William Henry Monroe and Sarah Amaryllis Duncan Plowman at Black Pond. Jess passed away at his home on March 11, 2004. Jess was 90 years of age. Jess is survived by his wife Betty Charlene Ellerman Plowman. Jess and Charlene were united in marriage on January 19, 1946 in Salem, Mo. Also surviving are their daughters, Phyllis Nadine and, Brenda Charlene and Roger Hawkins. The grandchildren Jess leaves behind are Tiffany and Bill Green, Barry Barnes, Jessica Hawkins, Amanda and Davey Gray, Cassandra and Phil Hamilton, Kristina Farrow, and Jennifer Terrill. The great-grandchildren Jess leaves behind are Katelyn Farrow, Gavin, Duncan and Saxton Green, Tanner Barnes, Colton and Cierra Hamilton, Lauryn and Dawson Gray. Jess leaves behind his sisters and brothers-in law, Mona Plowman, Maxine and Jim Fry, Leslie and Gladys Ellerman and Juanita Files. Jess also leaves behind nieces and nephews, Vern, Virgil, Don and Jack, Jewel Mae, Freeda, and Maxine, Norma and Verna, Leslie and Edna Mae, Pat, Bob, Elaine, Donna, Lynn, Benny, also Mike, Wayne, Gary, Pat, Sandy, and Wendy, Allen, Frankie, Danny, Claude, and Sheila. Jess is preceded in death by his parents William and Sarah; his grandparents, Daniel and Martha Garner Plowman, and Reuben and Mary Tackett Duncan; also sisters and brothers, Nellie Barton, Ida Chilton, Ocie Branson Couch and Walter, Wallace, Reuben, and Harry Plowman. Jess accepted Christ at West Eminence Christian Church in 1965, where he served as a deacon and elder for many years. Jess served his country in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He received a Victory Medal and Bronze Star. He attended Black Pond School and also received other vocational schooling. Jess was employed by the National Park Service and retired in 1981. Jess loved and enjoyed his family and friends, and he appreciated people a great deal. He shared many colorful stories about his life and the people, places and varmints in it. He had many wonderful qualities Ð his loyalty, his caring and great humor made him a special Christian man. Jess was a farmer, logger and cattleman. He loved the river, fishing and hunting. He knew herbs, mules, horses and foxhounds. He was always ready to join canoe trips, trail rides, church, saddle club, ball games, horse shows, picnics, reunions, and cave exploring. Jess loved doing anything that included his family and friends. And, they will miss him always. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 15 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville with Grady Todd officiating. Interment was in Black Pond Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Summersville. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
George Paul Plummer was born on February 3, 1935 at Alley Spring, Missouri, the son of George and Nettie (Lynch) Plummer. He departed this life on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at his home in Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 74 years. Paul was united in marriage to Caroline White, and to this union two children were born, Roy and Amy. He later married Martha Phelps and to this union two children were born, George Paul, Jr. (Bubby) and Aida Lynn. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Aida Lynn; two sisters, Lois Lampkins and Etta Keeling; and six brothers-in-law. Survivors include his children: Roy Plummer of Nashville, Tennessee; Amy Cantonwine of Illinois; and Bubby Plummer of Steelville, Missouri; three sisters: Dorthy Stoops, Neva Crabtree, and Jewell Percy, all of Mountain View; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Paul loved to sing and play his guitar with other musician friends. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Yarber Chapel with Bro. Roger Smith and Bro. Gary Rowden officiating. Interment was in Flatwood Cemetery, Eminence, Missouri under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.
CHARLES E. PLUNK - Born April 5, 1918 at Doniphan, Mo., the son of Anderson and Berdie Plunk. He
entered into his eternal rest on February 4, 1985 at the V.A. Hospital in Poplar
Bluff, Mo. at the age of 66 years, 10 months. Charles served in the U.S.
Naval Service during World War II, 1942 - 1944, also, the C.C. Camp from 1936 -
1938. On August 8, 1938 he was married to June Bunyard of Winona, Mo.
Charles is survived by his wife, June of the home in Winona; two sons, Larry and
Gary Plunk; four daughters, Patricia Hiebert, Sharon Brawley, Dianne Meade, and
Jackie Bissell, all of Winona, Mo.; also, six half-brothers and three
half-sisters; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren, all of Winona, Mo. He
was preceded in death by his father and mother. He will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved him. Charles' family would like to personally thank
each and everyone for their expressions of sympathy; also, to everyone who
brought food, sent flowers or gave money. Special thanks to Golden Hampton,
Jack Stevenson, to all the pallbearers, pianist, singers, Ozzie Johns and the
Duncan Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7 at 10 a.m.
in the Winona Christian Church with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating.
Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home
ARTHUR S. POGUE - Son of Wiley Pogue and Charity Chitwood, was born January 5, 1897 at Dagonia, Mo. in Reynolds County. He passed away March 4, 1982 at the Reynolds County Memorial Hospital, Ellington, Mo. at the age of 85 years, 1 month, 27 days. He attended school at Lone Cedar on upper Logan. Arthur was a World War I veteran. He moved to Little Shawnee in April, 1915. He lived the remaining years of his life here with the exception of about 4 years when he worked in St. Louis. He was united in marriage to Alma Woodward January 29, 1922 at Jacks Fork, Mo. by Rev. John Sconce. To this union 4 children were born, Hazel Knuckles, Maxine Camden, and David Pogue, all of Eminence, Mo. and Calvin Pogue of Rolla, Mo., 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Arthur was preceded in death by his wife Alma, both his parents, 2 grandchildren, 13 brothers and sisters, 8 half-brothers and sisters. Arthur was the last survivor of this immediate family. Arthur leaves a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him very much. Arthur was a devoted husband and father. He was well known and liked by all. He loved helping others. He was patient and kind to everyone. The Second Commandment - 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' Arthur was laid to rest at Bethany Chapel Cemetery, March 6, 1982.
JESSIE MAE MORRISON POGUE - Born on February 17, 1932 at Blair’s Creek Shannon Co MO to Lewis and Dorothy MORRISON. She passed away on May 29, 2005 at Reynolds County Memorial Hospital in Ellington MO at the age of 73 years 3 months 12 days. She was united in marriage to David Lee POGUE on February 21, 1949 in Salem AR and to this union eight children were born. Preceding her in death are her parents, Lewis and Dorothy MORRISON; her husband, David POGUE; one son, David Lewis POGUE; three sisters and a brother. Jessie is survived by seven children and their spouses: Lou and Jerry TERRILL, Salem MO; Linda and Larry ARNOLD, Poplar Bluff MO; Donna and Keith ROCK, St. Louis MO; Terry and Bill JONES, Poplar Bluff MO; Larry Dale and Gary Wayne POGUE, Eminence MO and Beverly LADY or Poplar Bluff; three brothers, John D. and Jackie MORRISON, both of Ellington MO, and Benny MORRISON, Redford MO; six sisters, Ida Lee MORRIS, St. Louis MO; Joyce MIFFIN, Augusta AL; Augusta ROODS, St. Louis MO; June WAKEFIELD, Springfield MO; Rosemary EASTMAN, Poplar Bluff MO, and Susan MORRISON, Ellington MO; fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was a member of the Current River Chapter #239 and the Ellington Chapter #312 Order of the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence MO with David FOWLER officiating. Interment followed at Bethany Cemetery under the directions of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, June 1, 2005.Updated Mar. 6, 2012 by Terry Jones.
JOHN ERNIE POGUE - Son of the late Myrtle (KUNTZ) POGUE and Jonathan POGUE, was born at Owl’s Bend (Little Shawnee) near Eminence, on April 27, 1944. He departed this life near his home in Ellington on August 2, 2005, having attained the age of 61 years, 3 months and 5 days. John attended a one room school at Little Shawnee and later graduated from New Haven High School in New Haven MO. On April 10, 1963, in St. Louis MO, John was united in marriage to Ida C. POGUE. To this loving union two sons were born. John honorably served his country in the U. S. Army from 1965 until 1968. He was an assembler for the Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis, retiring after 30 years. John worked as the assistant manager of Dollar General in Ellington for the past 8 years. He was active in the Ballwin Athletic Association and also volunteered as a den leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed deer hunting and always looked forward to his annual family campout at Little Shawnee near his old home place. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roscoe POGUE. He is survived by his wife, Ida, of Ellington MO; sons, Kevin POGUE of Ellington and Tim POGUE and wife Amy of Ballwin MO; two grandchildren, Zachary and Mia POGUE of Ballwin; one brother, Tyman POGUE and wife Joan of Ballwin; five sisters, Alice Cleo PHILLIPS of West Liberty IA; Helen HASTY of New Haven MO; Ora Leo SETZER and husband Johnny of O’Fallon MO; Sallie MARTIN of Grover MO; and Linda CHILTON and husband Bill of Eminence MO. John will also be sadly missed by a host of other relatives and many friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at the McSpadden Funeral Home on Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m. Pastor Kenneth MCINTOSH officiated. Burial was at the Redford Memorial Cemetery in Redford MO. Pallbearers ere Wayne PHILLIPS, Jay SETZER, Jeff CHILTON, Chris JOHNSTON, Bobby, David and Jeff POGUE. Arrangements were by McSpadden Funeral Homes Inc., Ellington MO. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, August 24, 2005.
Larry Dale Pogue - Born November 10, 1955 at St. Louis, MO the son of David Lee and Jessie Mae (Morrison) Pogue. He passed away January 11, 2008 at his home in Eminence, MO at the age of 52 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Arthur and Alma Pogue and Lewis and Dorothy Morrison; his parents David Lee and Jessie Mae Pogue and one brother David Lewis 'Lewie' Pogue. He is survived by one daughter Lacey Pogue of Eminence, MO; one brother Gary Pogue of Redford, MO; five sisters Terry Jones and husband Bill of Poplar Bluff, MO, Donna Rock and husband Keith of Affton, MO, Beverly Lady of Poplar Bluff, Lou Terrill and husband Jerry of Salem, MO and Linda Arnold and husband Larry of Poplar Bluff, MO; one granddaughter Georgia Mae Pogue of Eminence, MO; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Larry enjoyed listening to music by Hank Williams Sr. He loved hunting and spending time with his precious grandbaby. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Monday, January 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Bethany Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.
JAMES ARTHUR 'JIM' POLLMAN - Born on November 4, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, and departed this life on February 10, 2005, at the age of 73. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Al and Beulah POLLMAN, his stepmother Dess [Nola Odessie Norris] POLLMAN and one sister, Lenore HUMMEL. He is survived by one brother, Neal POLLMAN of California; one sister, Ann HOUSTON of Indiana; two daughters, Rona CINCIRCPIN of St. Genevieve, Missouri and Evanna KOOGLER and husband Rick of Winona, Missouri; one son, Jon POLLMAN, of Arnold, Missouri; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jim served his time in the Navy when he was young, then he went into the grocery business for the rest of his life. Interment was at the Horner Cemetery in Winona, Missouri. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
Berniece Opal Sutton Powell - Born April 25, 1914 in Eminence, MO the daughter of Grover Sutton and Sena (Randolph) Sutton. She passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 97 years. She was united in marriage at the age of 19 to Burr Powell and had been married for 25 years until his passing in 1958. Berniece was preceded in death by her parents Grover and Sena Sutton; husband Burr Powell; one sister Gladys McKinney; two brothers Earl Sutton and Layard Sutton and one granddaughter Laura Mathews. She is survived by two daughters Shirley Jean Horn of Topeka, KS and Kathryn Doris Mathews of Eminence, MO; one brother Ben Sutton of Winona, MO; 6 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Berniece enjoyed doing yard work, canning, quilting and sewing. She had made a Ring of Fire quilt for Johnny Cash which was accepted with a thank you note from him. Berniece loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Pastor Scott Williamson officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
EVA ANN HASTY POWELL - Daughter of James and Cornelia HASTY was born in Calhoun County IL, December 20, 1866 and departed this life November 15, 1953 at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 25 days. At the age of 5 years she moved with her parents to Eminence, MO where she spent most of her life. On January 2, 1887 she was married to Mark Alonzo POWELL. Mrs. POWELL was mother to 9 children: Minnie, Ferd, Bum, Charles, Amy, Lonnie, Willis, Freeman & Ardith. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1941; Minnie in 1929; Bum in 1937 and Amy in 1944. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Tom VANN and one brother, Paxton HASTY, both of Springfield, MO; 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Mrs. POWELL professed a faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Methodist Church in 1893. Since the death of her husband she has resided with Ardith MARCEL in Kansas City, MO until January 1953. At the time of her passing she was living with Freeman and Jean. All of her surviving children were able to attend the funeral and the following grandchildren: Gladys JEWEL, Mr. & Mrs. Don POWELL & Cheryl, Mr. & Mrs. Bill POWELL, Mrs. Juanita CADWALLADER, Mr. .& Mrs. Richard POWELL, Mr. & Mrs. Bill SHULL, Mrs. Clara TROGDON, Chilton GATES, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne POWELL, Jimmy POWELL and Freddie MORET. Those from out of town are - from Kansas City: Mr. & Mrs. Charlie POWELL; Lonnie POWELL and Barbara; Mr. & Mrs. Freeman POWELL and Jimmy; Mr. & Mrs. Marcel MORET and Freddie; Mrs. Gladys JEWEL; Mr. & Mrs. Bill POWELL; Mr. & Mrs. Bill SHULL; Chilton GATES; Mr. & Mrs. Burr POWELL; Mrs. Mary POWELL and Mrs. Gene POWELL. From Springfield: Clara TROGDON and Mr. & Mrs. Richard POWELL, Mrs. Juanita CADWALLADER of Lamar, Colorado; Mr. & Mrs. Don POWELL and Cheryl of Birmingham, AL; Bob POWELL of St Louis, Mo and Mr. & Mrs. Wayne POWELL of Ava, Missouri. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, November 26, 1953.
Ferd J. Powell - Son of William Henry and Amanda Ellen (McCoy) Powell, died at Eminence, Mo., January 14, 1901, of malaria, complicated by heart trouble. He was born September 6, 1882, and has lived in this vicinity all his life. He had been sick for about a year with malaria; sometimes able to be up and going, but frequently confined to the house. He was an energetic, hard-working boy, and did not like to lead an inactive life. He was a genial and affectionate son, the pride of his father and the joy of his mother, whose hearts are sore tried at his loss. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends, and services held ther by Rev. A. R. McClelland, who spoke with much feeling on the life and character of the deceased. To the music of sad but sweet songs the body was consigned to the grave to await the resurrection. The Current Wave - January 17, 1901.
George Earl Powell, son of Donald E. and Ida (Dixon) Powell, was born February 2, 1936 in Shannon County Missouri. He passed away in the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital on May 24, 2013 at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 22 days after battling with severe health issues for months. George met his soul mate Shirley Dickerson of Van Buren, Missouri and they were united in marriage on April 26, 1980. George was preceded in death by both his parents; a sister, Linda Brown; three brothers, Billy Lynn, Robert Wayne and Charles Lee; one half-brother, Donald; and one step-brother, Truett Jones. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of the home; one sister, Edith Rose McGuire of Birch Tree, Missouri; one half-sister, Hazel Lorraine Thigpen of Illinois; one step-sister, Lavonne Knight of Tennessee; Mother-in-law, Lois Case; Brother-in-law, David Dickerson and wife Cheryl of Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. With the exception of a short period of time in Colorado, George spent almost his entire life in Shannon County. He attended school at Eminence and at Sutton's Creek Rural School. He made his living mowing lawns, working at The Sheltered Work Shop and delivering Meals on Wheels for several years. He has been a member of the Christian Church in West Eminence for several years. Through out his illness the church members have become an extended family to George and Shirley, helping in every possible way. So in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Christian Church in George's name. George requested that his body be donated to science through the Genesis Donor Program and a memorial service was held at the West Eminence Christian Church on June 1st, 2013 at 11 AM. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his friends and family.
Ilean Stoops Powell - Born August 24, 1927 to Elgin and Mable (Garner) Stoops in Summersville, MO. She married Wayne Powell in June, 1947, and to this union, seven children were born. Ilean went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Surviving Ilean is her beloved husband, Wayne of the home, and loving children Richard (Kathy) Powell, Gerrold (Gail) Powell, Darryl Powell, Sherri Kohlmann, Linda (Ron) Stille, Bob (Vicki) Powell, and Brenda (Ken) Helton. Ilean was the proud and loving Grandmother of fourteen and Great-Grandmother of eighteen. She was also the dear sister of Andy (Jo) Stoops and David (Glenda) Stoops. She was a beloved Aunt, Great Aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her greatest love was family and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge at I-170 at 10:00 a.m. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.
JAMES FREEMAN POWELL - 6th child of Lon and Eva HASTY POWELL, was born in Eminence, MO January 24, 1903 and departed this life in Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO at 5:19am December 8, 1961, at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 14 days. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, one brother, Bum and sisters Minnie Chilton and Amy Ennis. At an early age he went into construction work and followed this line of work all his life except for the years he served as Circuit Clerk and Recorded of Deeds, Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff of Shannon County. At the time of his death he was Superintendent of Construction for Kelly Construction Company of Kansas City, Mo. He became of member of the Masonic Lodge at the age of 25 and remained a member to the end. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Ruth of the home, one son Jim, one sister Ardith MORET of Overland Park, Kansas; Four brothers, Ferd of Eminence, Charles of Springfield, Lonnie of Kansas City and Willis of Tucson, Arizona. Funeral services were held at 2pm Sunday in the High School Auditorium at Eminence with Rev. Clifford Hunt officiating. Burial was in the new Eminence cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. All his brothers and his sister were able to attend the services except for his eldest brother, Ferd, who is convalescing from a recent operation at the home of his daughter in Forsythe, Mo. Sources for this information: The Current Wave December 21, 1961.
JERRY LESLIE POWELL - Born September 27, 1941 at Atlanta, GA the son of Walter Brian Powell and Thelma Elizabeth (Mason) Powell. He passed away May 10, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 66 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Sue Powell. He is survived by his former wife Margaret Powell of Willow Springs, MO; one son Jess Porter of Willow Springs, MO; five daughters Leslie Ann Powell of Woodstock, GA, Renee Powell-Heirs and husband Thomas of Newnan, GA; Kathy Ann Frommel of Mountain View, MO; Deborah Lynn Hall and husband Harold of Fayetteville, GA; and Debora Marchesini of Springfield, MO; one brother Roger Powell of Mountain View, MO; six grandchildren Lesly Wilterding and wife Summer, Sara Truax and husband Darren, Dillon Porter, Jeramie Hall, Sarah Hall, and Shelby Hall; five great grandchildren Haley Wilterding, Olivia Wilterding, Jonah Wilterding, Heidi Truax, and Madison Truax; and a host of other family and friends. Jerry graduated from high school and attended vocation school. He served in the United States Navy from September 1962 until October 1968, and then transferred into the Naval Reserves. During his time in the US Navy, Jerry served aboard the USS Boxer, where he worked as a flagman. Jerry worked at Southwest in West Plains, MO until he retired. He was of the Baptist faith. Jerry had a sense of humor, which could sometimes be dry, and he was always laughing. He was one of the handiest men in the world. He was most creative, and was talented in oil painting and drawing. He was also very talented working with wood, including carving, and building furniture. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Jerry was a great provider and worked very hard all of his life. He was a great father, and a wonderful grandfather. Jerry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Service arrangements are pending. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.
MARK ALONZO POWELL - One of Eminence's oldest pioneer citizens passed to his reward early Sunday morning last. He had been in poor health for several years. He has long been a familiar figure in the life of our little city. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. Funeral Services were held for him Monday afternoon with Rev Marvin T. JUDY delivering the sermon. Burial was in the Old Eminence Cemetery. A large and sorrowing crowd of relatives and friends were in attendance. Mark Alonzo POWELL was born in Marion County, IA, March 4, 1855 and died September 21, 1941 at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 17 days. On July 4, 1874, he was married to Sarildah Adeline FARMER of Lawrence, Douglas Co KS. To this union were born four children. Three preceded him in death - Minnie Bell, Mary Louvenia and Archie Coleman. Ferdinand Farmer POWELL, the surviving, lives in Eminence. Mrs. POWELL died February 20, 1886. Mr. POWELL married again to Eva Ann HASTY, daughter of James and Cornelia HASTY of Belleview, IL on January 2, 1887. To them were born William Bombrey ‘Bum’ (preceding in death); Charles Virgil, of Springfield, MO; Amy Sarildah ENNIS of St Louis; Laurence Alonzo of Parsons, KS; Willis Kenneth of Tucson, AZ; James Freeman of Eminence MO; Ardith MAUDLER of St Louis MO. Besides these children he leaves his good wife; 23 grand children; 7 great grandchildren and many friends. Practically all his life was spent in Shannon County, Missouri. His parents moved here when he was 12. As a young man he professed a faith in Christ and was untied with the Bethany Chapel Methodist Church. This faith in his Lord was renewed during his illness. Sources for this information: The Current Wave - September 25, 1941.
Robert E. Powell - Born the third child of William Bumbrey 'Bum' and Willie May Odam Powell on January 1, 1917 in Eminence MO He passed away April 26, 2009 in Kingwood, Texas, at the age of 92 years. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Helen Parker, on March 1, 1941 in Columbia MO To this union three children were born: Robert Reid 'Bob' Powell, Judith Lee 'Judy' Hardin, and Joseph Eugene 'Gene' Powell. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years, Mary Helen on September 4, 2003, grandparents Mark Alonzo & Eva Ann Hasty Powell and William & Lydia Ann Ramsey Odem, and siblings: Beulah May Merle Radar, Ruby Lee John Edwards, Lonnie 'Cowboy' Powell, and Helen Maxine Robert Ross. He survived by his children: Robert Powell, Judith Grover Hardin, and Gene Beth Powell, his grandchildren: Lynn Marie David Powell, Lauren Kay Bob Hamby, Paul Robert Allison Van Beneden, Michael James Van Beneden, and Brooks Alexander Reid Powell. He also leaves four great grandchildren: Cannon Powell, Kaymarie Powell, Halle Hamby, and Brandon Hamby. Robert graduated from Eminence High School in 1934. He taught for Union Hill School District #14, in Shannon County, for two years after graduation. In 1936, Robert Powell decided to go to the University of Missouri, in Columbia MO, with the goal of getting a law degree. He has exactly $100.00 in his pocket on the day he left for the University. Carl Hughes, a friend he grew up with, was a student at the University, and gave Robert a ride to Columbia MO When they arrived, Carl Hughes took Robert to the boarding house where Robert got a job washing dishes twice a day on Monday thru Saturday, to earn 2 meals a day, and once a day on Sunday, for one free meal. Robert ate supper the first night, after which he got his first experience in washing dishes for 35+ people. On that same day, Carl Hughes took Robert to a rooming house where he asked for and got Robert a job firing a coal furnace, in exchange for a room to stay in. Robert's first semester tuition was $70.00. This left him with $30.00 for books, etc. With more money needed, he applied for an NYA job with the University, that paid 30 cent an hour for a maximum of 50 hours per month, and so he received another $15.00 a month. Robert graduated in 1940 with a BS degree in Agriculture, and went to work in the wholesale seed business. In October 1943, Robert enlisted in the Navy as an Ensign, and served in the Philippines and Borneo as Captain of a PT Boat. Upon returning after WW11 in March 1946, he went back into the wholesale seed business, where e retired in 1982 at the age of 65 years. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis MO, with full military honors.
Stephen Ray 'Oscar' Powell - Born March 30, 1962 at Poplar Bluff MO the son of Frank D. Powell and Lena 'Carolyn' Lovins Powell. He passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 at Birch Tree MO, at the age of 46 years. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Carolyn Powell; and his grandparents, Ray and Jewell Lovins and David Powell. Steve is survived by three sons, Caleb Powell and Tiffany Prewett of Mountain View MO; Matthew Boyer and Trista Spore of Mountain View MO; and Frank Powell and Nikki Stark of Birch Tree MO; one daughter Montana Crider of Bella Vista AR; four grandchildren, Aiyden Powell, Phoebe Boyer, Sarah Powell and Gage Stark; his father, Frank Powell and wife, Patty, of Birch Tree MO; his grandmother, Alta Alcorn of Eminence MO; two brothers, Keith Powell and wife, Theresa, of Birch Tree MO and Bill Powell and wife, Tammy, of Birch Tree MO; one sister, Dena Powell Reeves and Shane Roberts of Birch Tree MO; and a host of other family and friends. Steve’s life was filled with adventure beginning in childhood with his two brothers and sister. Keith was his brother, as well as a target, when he began hunting. Keith still carries the pellet in his head from the day that Steve shot him in the eye. He also shot him in the arm with his bow and arrow, but he was quick to tell his mom his excuse, 'But mom, Keith was suppose to catch it'. He loved his sister, Dena, but requested mom always keep her in the house until the school bus passed in fear that his friends may see her at the fence with her bridle on, nickering like a horse. Steve’s youngest brother, Bill, always wanted to follow his older brothers, until the morning that Steve convinced him to milk the bull calf 'Pop Bottles' and he got kicked in the chest! After everything he put his mom and dad through, he was still brave enough to start a family of his own. He was very proud of his children, Matthew, Frank, Caleb, and Montana. He was not only a dad, but a best friend. He enjoyed working in the woods with his boys, and respected them as the men they grew to be. He was always eager to show off pictures of his daughter Montana, and enjoyed the time they spent together. Soon his sons grew up and he became 'Papa'. He loved his grandkids and wanted to see them everyday. He was so proud of his little 'monkeybutt' Sara and 'Stewy Stark' Gage, Phoebe, and the latest addition to his treasures, Aiyden. His friends are plentiful because he never knew a stranger. He enjoyed the time he spent at Dale and Wanda’s Bar visiting with family and friends. Treasured friends such as his Uncle Coonie and Aunt Beth have said they could depend on him for anything, day or night without a worry or a doubt. Steve enjoyed riding horses, hunting, logging, mowing yards, going to Fisher Pond and enjoyed women in a big way! He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, but will live on in their hearts forever. Graveside services were held Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree MO with Rev. Roger Smith officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree MO.
William Henry Powell - [25 Jan 1847 - 18 Oct 1919] - Grandpa Powell Passes Away - It was with a heavy heart that we would drop a tear to the memory of WH Powell, an old and esteemed citizen who died at his home five miles northeast of Eminence, October 18, 1919. - He was born in Clay County, in the state of Missouri, January 25, 1847 where he lived with his parents until at the age of 16. The gallant young man volunteered, offering his services in supporting the National Flag of the United States. He was enrolled on the 16the day of November 1863, having the distinction of being the youngest soldier in his company - Company D of the 11th Regiment of US Cavalry. He served 3 years of true, faithful work and was honorably discharged the 27th day of July 1865 at New Orleans, LA. He then returned home and became a promising young farmer the following 3 or 4 years. During this time he met and loved Miss Amanda Ellen McCoy and on Wednesday evening, September 22, 1869, they were married at the home of the bride's parents in Pulaski County, Missouri. Shortly after this they came to Shannon County, Missouri. They lived 50 years, 27 days together, celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary, just 27 days before his death. To this union were born 11 children - four of whom have preceded their father to their Heavenly Home. He leaves an aged wife, seven children, 28 grandchildren and five great grandchildren to mourn his loss. The children are: Mrs. W I Long of Brea, California; Mrs. J W Woodward of Jacks Fork, Missouri; Mrs. D L Bales of Eminence; Mrs. H W Sweet of Kansas City, Missouri; Mr. Willie, Elmer and Wave Powell of Eminence. Grandpa had been in poor health for several months but wasn't confined to his bed until Friday night, October 17, before his death Saturday night, October 18. His last sickness was very severe and painful until his last moments, which were passed peacefully away. He was well respected by all who knew him and when the weight of years bore heavy on him, he seemed to have no fear in entering the shadow of death......He was buried Monday evening, October 20th by members of the IOOF Lodge of which he had been a member for over 20 years. Many relatives and friends were present who had come to pay their last respects. he had served out a long, useful life, filled out his allotted years, passed peacefully away and has entered into his reward in a better land. One of his many pleasing characteristics was his passionate fondness for God's beautiful flowers. - Written by his granddaughter, Pearle A Woodward. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, February 5, 1920. NOTE: Son of Robert Coleman Powell and Julianna A. Moore. He and Amanda's children were Alice E., Julia M., Marion A., William Robert 'Willie', Ferdie J., Arthur Elmer, Alonzo M., Leenore E. 'Lee', Mabel Minnie, Wave D., Daisy and Estelle Mae 'Stella' Powell.
WILLIAM ROBERT 'WILLIE' POWELL - Passed away on Thursday, November 9, after a lingering illness at his home on Sutton Creek. Mr. POWELL was 81 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Eminence High School auditorium on Saturday, November 11, Rev Golden HAMPTON was in charge of services assisted by Rev Herbert PRINCE. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family of this pioneer. - - - William Robert POWELL was born to William H POWELL and Amanda E MCCOY in Shannon County Missouri on May 27, 1880 and passed away November 9, 1961, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and nine days, after a long illness. He was united in marriage to Edith V CORDER in the year of 1901. To this union were born 6 children; 3 girls and 3 boys. The eldest son, William G preceded him in death. His mother, father, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandsons and a foster son, Jessie LAXTON, also preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his faithful wife, 2 sons, David L an Donald E of Eminence; 3 daughters, Eulah FREEMAN and Jewell BURGESS of Eminence and Wave BILYEU of Raytown, Missouri; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mabel SWEET of Round Mountain, California and Mrs. Stella BALES of Eminence, Mo; 12 grand children and 12 great grand children and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. POWELL spent most of his life in Shannon County. He was a devoted husband and father. He practiced Christianity and was a devout reader of the Bible. He loved life and his community. His door was always open to his fellow man. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, November 16, 1961 & November 30, 1961.
Imogene Sullivan Presley - Passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in her 97th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Opal L. Presley; dearest mother of Richard S. (Jan) Ward and Robert L. (Mary) Presley; dear grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 6; dear sister of Lela Smith and the late Earl Sullivan, Wilma Henry, James Sullivan, and Glen Sullivan; dear aunt and friend. Imogene's family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, Delmar Gardens-O'Fallon, and Right-At-Home for their care. Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Friday, Jan. 14, 10 AM. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers/If desired, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Carl Franklin Prewett - Son of Harrison and Pearl (Hartman) Prewett, was born May 23, 1939 at West Eminence, MO. He departed this life March 5, 2009 at the age of 69 years, 9 months, and 10 days. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Nita Jane; and three brothers, Bernell, Melvin and LeRoy. He leaves to mourn his passing one sister, Pauline Krieger of Eminence, MO; one brother, Robert Prewett and wife, Francis, of St. Louis, MO; one uncle, Mike Hartman of Eminence, MO; two sisters-in-law; and a host of relatives and friends. Carl was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eminence, MO and attended faithfully until his health no longer permitted. Carl was a college graduate from S.M.S. in Springfield, MO. He was a real estate agent and managed a Mexican restaurant for many years. He later moved back to Eminence and bought Bob’s Café. He kept the café open until ill health forced him to retire. Carl loved to hunt, fish and spend time in the outdoors with friends. He also loved to go to flea markets and check out antiques. In about 2006, Carl became a city alderman and served in this position until his death. It always brought him great joy that he could serve his community in this capacity. In the hope of helping others with cancer, Carl donated his body to science praying that maybe it would help to find a cure. It was also his wish that any memorial contributions be made to the Wesley McIntire Memorial Fund. Carl was a great neighbor and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services were held Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Eminence, MO with Rev. Alan Stringer and Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.
THOMAS BURNELL PREWETT- Born on March 16, 1922 to Harrison and Georgia Chilton Prewett. He was united in marriage on April 23, 1948 to Mildred Dooley. To this union two sons were born: Amiel Burnell Prewett and Robert Allen Prewett. He is preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Pearl Brake; and one son, Amiel Prewett. He leaves to his passing one son, Robert Allen Prewett and one granddaughter, Chrystal Prewett, both of Eminence, MO; four half brothers, Melvin Prewett of Mt. Vernon, MO; Leroy Prewett of Rogersville, MO; Robert Prewett of St. Louis, MO; and one half sister, Pauline Kreiger of Eminence, MO; three granddaughters of Washington, two grandsons of California, and a host of friends and relatives. He was an army veteran of World War II and worked with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in Forestry. Funeral services were held Monday, January 23, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud Younger officiating. Burial was in Munsell Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, Missouri.
AUSTIN L. PREWITT- Age 69, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born on Sept. 12, 1934, in Eminence, the son of Harrison and Pearl Hartman Prewett. On Nov. 6, 1953, he enlisted into the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 24, 1955. He made his home in Springfield, Mo. and was a supervisor for the Social Security Administration for over 30 years, and retired in 1990. On June 1, 1966, he was united in marriage to Janice Weter in Salem, Ark. Following their marriage, they made their home at Deer Ridge on West Highway Z near Warsaw, Mo. Mr. Prewett was employed as a bus driver for the Warsaw R-9 School District for six years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ricky Prewett, and one brother, George Melvin Prewett. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; one son, Michael Prewett of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert Prewett of St. Louis and Carl Prewett of Eminence; and one sister, Pauline Krieger, also of Eminence. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Melanie Sharp of Springfield and Debra Wahley of Kingsville; four great-grandchildren and one great-grandson; other relatives and friends. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
ADA ILENE NORRIS BRAWLEY PRICE - Born August 12, 1924 in Winona, MO to Isaac ‘Sherman’ NORRIS and Ollie Frances SANDERS CHRONISTER. She passed away December 6, 1997 at West Plains, MO at the age of 73 years. Ada was first united in marriage to Carl M. BRAWLEY in Winona, MO on January 10, 1946 and four children were born unto this union. She married Charles PRICE on March 11, 1992 in Eminence, MO. Ada is preceded in death by her first husband Carl BRAWLEY and her second husband Charles PRICE; her parents Sherman and Ollie NORRIS, two sons; Wayne Lawrence and Melvin BRAWLEY, four brothers: Charley CHRONISTER, Leonard CHRONISTER, Willie CHRONISTER; John CHRONISTER, two sisters; Janie COUNTS and Sarah NORRIS. She is survived by son Marvin BRAWLEY of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter Janet UNDERWOOD DAVIS WILLINGHAM, brother Bob NORRIS of Winona, MO, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Ada will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, 1997 at 2 pm at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Otto FOUST officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona.
ALLIE PEARL YEARWOOD PRICE - Born February 13, 1908, at Winona, Missouri, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah E. (ANDERSON) YEARWOOD. She departed this life January 7, 1995, at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Mo. She was united in marriage to Dee PRICE in 1925, and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dee; two sons, Emery and Pete; five brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter. She is survived by three sons, John PRICE of Birch Tree, MO; D. R. PRICE of Winona, MO; and Charlie PRICE of Billings, MO, and one daughter, Josie HOBBS of Winona, MO; thirteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Allie attended the Bartlett Community Church until the time she entered the nursing home. She was a good mother and granny, and enjoyed life very much. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
ANNA BOND PRICE - Died at 12:29 a.m. April 21, 1983 in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. She was born March 27, 1907 in Summersville, Missouri to James G. and Eliza M. (FARRIS) BOND. She was married on January 5, 1927 in Eminence, Missouri to John W. PRICE, and he died October 25, 1975. Survivors include one son, Jay PRICE of Hannibal; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley SUTTON of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Gerry TITUS of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Ilene PRUETT of Rockford, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie LOVE of Norman, Oklahoma and Mrs. Art CAMPBELL of Sumner, Washington; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. PRICE was a member of Park United Methodist Church. She was a seamstress, specializing in handwork and quilts. Mr. and Mrs. PRICE were former residents of Eminence, Missouri. Services for Anna M. PRICE, former Anna BOND of Summersville, Missouri, were held Saturday, April 23rd at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Hannibal, Missouri. The Rev. John B. BATCHELOR officiated. Burial was in Grand View Burial Park. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
EARNEST WILLIAM PRICE - Son of Henry Newton PRICE and Lottie Jane DAVID, was born February 18, 1917 in the Ink community and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View on Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at age 81 years, 4 months and 6 days. Earnest and Theo WILKINS were married December 9, 1939 and to this union two children were born, Billy Carl PRICE and Joyce KNOLL. Earnest was an avid hunter and he enjoyed working outdoors. He worked at General Motors in St. Louis, at area sawmills and in the oil fields in Texas. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Summersville. Earnest and Theo lived in the St. Louis area from 1943 to 1959, and moved to Summersville in 1959 where he lived until he became ill. He became a resident of the Mountain View Health Center in 1996. Preceding him in death are his parents, Henry and Jane PRICE; six brothers, Edgar, Lee, Clay, John, Cecil and David; four sisters, Pearl SMITH, Maize MORTON, Ruby MCMILLIN, Mabel BUSCH; his son Billy; two grandsons, William and Blain SUMMER. Surviving are his wife Theo of the home in Summersville, daughter Joyce Kroll and son-in-law Maurice Kroll of St. Peters, MO; grandson Darin Summer of Calico, AR.; 2 brothers Roy Price of Carmi, IL; Leonard Price of Luther, OK; one sister Ethel Williams of Springfield, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Service were held on Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 10:00 am at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville. Burial was in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, July 8, 1998.
John Elmer Price - Born September 5, 1937 at Birch Tree, MO, the son of Dee Price and Alice Pearl (Yearwood) Price. He passed away September 30, 2009 at Poplar Bluff, MO at the age of 72 years. He is survived by one son, Tracy John Price of Birch Tree, MO; one daughter, Phyllis Jean Hogg and Norman of Orange City, FL; six grandchildren, John E. Price, Dominic P. Hogg, Nicolett J. Hogg, Andrew J. Hogg, Stephenie R. Hogg, and Jonathan R. Hogg; six great-grandchildren, Alysa M. Hogg, Makayla N. Hogg, Haley M. Hogg, Chayden M. Hogg, Skye E. Hogg and Preston A. Hogg; and a host of other family and friends. John lived in the Bartlett Community for most of his life and attended Bartlett School. He served in the United States Air Force from November 12, 1954 until September 13, 1958, when he was honorably discharged as Airman 1st Class. John was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the Woodside Masonic Lodge #387 in Thomasville, MO. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for John E. Price were held Monday, October 5, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, was in Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Mountain View, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
MILDRED STEERS PRICE - Graveside service for Mildred Price was Feb. 19, 2008 at Empire Cemetery Gladden Dent Co MO, Rev. Joe Price officiating. Arrangments were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary Mountain View. Mrs. Price was born Sep. 6, 1913 at Gladden, daughter of William Eugene Steers & Mary Sullivan. She died Feb. 15, 2008 at West Plains at the age of 94. Survivors include nephew Bill Sears and wife Toni, Damiansville IL; one great niece, one great nephew, and cousins Opal Jacobs, Velma Fitzgerald and Vernon Lewis, all of Salem. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, one sister, Beulah, one half-brother, Jesse Sears, one niece, Colleen Sears, and one nephew, Michael Sears.
NOVA ETHEL BIRD PRICE - Born June 14, 1900 to MacDonald and Elizabeth BIRD, and, after a short illness, departed this life on October 6, 1984 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View MO at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage to Alfred PRICE on June 22, 1918 at Eminence MO, and to this union nine children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Ray and William; one sister, Dettie SARTIN; three brothers, Arvil BIRD, Jess BIRD and Emery BIRD. Nova is survived by her husband, Alfred, of the home; seven children, Juanita SMOTHERMAN, Arnold MO; Inez METZ, Sapulpa OK; Otto PRICE, Marshfield MO; Richard PRICE, Nixa MO; Olive WEIBLE, Patsy PRICE and Lee PRICE, all of Birch Tree MO; twenty six grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren; one sister, Ola Mae PRICE, and one brother, Parm BIRD, BOTH of Birch Tree MO; several nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. Nova was a good Christian woman. She accepted the Lord as her Savior in 1956. She was a devoted wife and mother; she gave generously to several charities, including orphaned children, both here and overseas, and to the Indians. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona MO with Rev. Lee WINTERS officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree MO. Sources for this information: Standard News, Mountain View MO, October 17, 1984.
Dorothy Anna Grossmann Procyk - Daughter of Raymond Peter Grossmann and Mary Elizabeth Rosignal Grossmann, was born January 12, 1941 in Chicago, IL and passed away at St. Francis-St. John's Hospital in Mountain View, MO, Thursday, November 2, 2006, making her age 65 years. She was united in marriage to William Procyk, April 8, 1961, making their union together 45 years. To their union two children were born, Debra Ann and Richard John. Dorothy was a faithful member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mountain View, MO. Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents, Raymond and Mary; and her beloved sister, Kathleen Grossmann. Surviving are her husband, William Procyk, of Summersville, MO; her daughter, Debra Ann Govoni, and sons, William, Eric, and Kyle; son-in-law, Michael T. Govoni, all of St. Louis, MO; her son, Richard John Procyk and sons, Stephen, Richard C. and Scott, all of Channahon, IL; and one brother, Donald Grossmann of Florida. Funeral Mass Services were held Monday, November 6, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church in Mountain View, with Father Ernie Marquart officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.
Waymond D. Pryor, Jr. - Nov. 15, 2009 - Beloved husband of Mary Linhart-Pryor (nee Thomas) and the late Marilyn Pryor (nee Wallace); loving father of Wallace (Nirmala) and Patrick (Elisabeth) Pryor; cherished grandfather of Amalia and Eric Pryor; dear brother of Sue Armstrong, Rev. David Pryor, Carol Lagelo and the late Dortha Clapper, Louise Arfstrom, Alice Craft and Robert Pryor; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Waymond served in the Air Force, stationed in Alaska and was a retired member of Teamsters Local 600. Memorials to American Cancer. Memorial Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1-3 PM at the Jay B. Smith Maplewood Chapel, 7456 Manchester with a memorial service at 2 PM. Tributes at jaybsmith.com.
Alcye Mae Andrews Pulliam - Age 85, died August 2, 1994 at Rio Rancho, NM. Born December 20, 1908 at Bonanza, NM, to Edgar M. and Elizabeth Cantrell Andrews, she married Francis Oren Pulliam on December 23, 1925 at Cerrillos, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis Oren Pulliam, in 1973; one son, Oren Albert Pulliam; one sister and one brother. Alcye is survived by one son, Edgar Pulliam, El Rancho, NM; three daughters, Velda Pulliam, Scarsdale, NY, Loeta Pulliam, Rio Rancho, NM, and Carmen Richerson, Los Alamos, NM; thirteen grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She worked with the sheriff’s department of Berinalillo, NM from 1963 to 1968. She also worked at Batrite’s Food Store in Los Alamos, NM. Alyce attended the Corinth Baptist Church at Birch Tree after moving to Missouri. Alcye had an outgoing personality and greeted the world with a big smile. Graveside services were held August 6, 1994 at Corinth Cemetery with Reverend Fred Enloe officiating, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.
DONNIE GENE 'JODY' PULLIAM - Born October 18, 1944 in Winona, Missouri to Jessie 'Austin' Pulliam and Lena Mae (Tipton) Pulliam. Jody passed away July 11, 2006 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at 61 years. Jody is preceded in death by his father and a son who died in infancy, Donnie Gene Pulliam, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Lena Mae Pulliam of Winona, Missouri; four children, Audie Pulliam and wife Angela of Birch Tree, Missouri; Bobby Pulliam of Murray, Kentucky; Billy Pulliam and Bradley Pulliam of Birch Tree, Missouri; four brothers Edward Pulliam and wife Alice June of Galena, Missouri; Richard Pulliam and wife Beulah of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Preston Pulliam and wife Doris, Rondal Pulliam and wife Joyce all of Winona, Missouri; one sister Virginia Haynes and husband Marvin of Winona, Missouri; and four grandchildren Hannah Pulliam, Ethan Pulliam, Haley Pulliam and Zachary Pulliam. Jody will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Freeman Cemetery in Fremont, Missouri with Rev. Otto Foust officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, Missouri.
Evah Fay Nelles Pulliam - Born July 5, 1918 in Hatfield, MO the daughter of Walter Austin Nelles and Vena Evelyn (Hopper) Nelles. She passed away Friday, July 3, 2009 at Pine Lane Nursing Home in Mountain Home, AR. She was united in marriage to Wendell Truman Pulliam on October 16, 1937 at Birch Tree, MO and to this union four children were born - Donald, Leta, Evelyn and Virgil. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rev. W. Truman Pulliam; one son Donald Pulliam, three sisters Myrtle Thompson, Anna May (Nelles) Pulliam and Edith Preston; and one brother Everett Nelles. She is survived by her three children Leta Flett and husband Charles of Bolivar, MO; Evelyn Hyslop and husband Charles of Birch Tree, MO and Virgil Pulliam and wife Kay of Mountain Home, AR; one daughter-in-law Guyla (Stevenson) Pulliam of Birch Tree, MO. Fay was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren. Fay was a devoted pastor's wife. She helped Truman when he pastored the Corinth, Oak Grove and Lennox Baptist Churches and they assisted other pastors in the area when needed. Fay was a member of the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree. She was a member of the Golden Age Club. Fay, as she liked to be called, worked for over 27 years at Angelica Uniform Company in Mountain View, MO. She eventually retired from Angelica and spent her time at home with her family in Birch Tree. Fay later moved to Arkansas to reside with her son Virgil. It was there that she spent many a day enjoying the leisure time on the lake before she had to move to Pine Lane. Fay was a mom, grandma and even granny to her loved ones. To those who knew her, she was one of the friendliest, outgoing, caring, and sincere woman to cross their paths. Fay never met a stranger and was always full of hospitality and a kindred spirit. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral Services were held at 10AM Monday, July 6, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Rev. James Friend officiating. Interment was in Oak Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.
John Henry ‘Johnny’ Pulliam, 78, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on June 24, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born November 18, 1933 in Banner, Missouri, the son of Walter William and Leta May (Chaney) Pulliam. Johnny graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1951. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Prewett on July 9, 1953 in Birch Tree. To this union, two children were born, Debbie and Johnny Ray. He was preceded in death by his parents and a very special brother-in-law, Ronnie Prewett, as well as several other brother and sister-in-laws. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; daughter, Debbie Holden and husband, Dale, of Birch Tree; son, Johnny Ray Pulliam and wife, Kim, of Birch Tree; one brother, Harvey Gene Pulliam and wife, Madrene, of Birch Tree; five grandchildren, Brian Holden and wife, Ashley, Jason Holden, Lacey Peters and husband, Josh, Garrett Pulliam and fiancŽ, Karissa Mullins, and Taylor Pulliam. Early in his working years, Johnny worked for Billy Roberts Construction and Missouri Hardwood Flooring. He went on to retire from the U.S. Forest Service after 25 years of service. Johnny enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He was a great husband, father, grandpa and father-in-law. He fell a few days short of becoming a great grandpa to Adelynn Mae Pulliam, but we rest assured that he would have successfully filled that role as well. Funeral services were held at 11:00 p.m. June 30, 2012 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Bro. Stacey Prewett and Bro. Dion Prewett officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree. Condolences may be made at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Lena Mae Tipton
Pulliam - Born December 13, 1917 at Pine, MO to Jethro Preston Tipton and Lottie
(Roberts) Tipton. She passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at the age of 89
years, 4 months and 12 days. Lena was united in marriage to Jesse Austin Pulliam
on August 18, 1934 and to this union 7 children were born. Lena was preceded in
death by her parents Jethro and Lottie Tipton; her husband Jesse Austin Pulliam;
two sons Lonnie Ray Pulliam and Donnie Gene Pulliam; two brothers Johnny Tipton
and Edgar Tipton; three grandsons Ricky Pulliam, Rondal Pulliam, Jr., and Donald
Pulliam; one great grandson David Pulliam and one great granddaughter Emily
Pulliam. Lena is survived by four sons Edward Pulliam and wife Alice June of
Galena, MO, Richard Pulliam and wife Beulah of Rayville, MO, Preston Pulliam and
wife Doris of Winona, MO, and Rondal Pulliam and wife Joyce of Winona, MO; one
daughter Virginia Haynes and husband Marvin of Winona, MO; three brothers; Olin
Tipton of Pensacola, FL, James Tipton and wife Margaret of Dixon, MO, Billy Joe
Tipton and wife Alyne of St. Louis, MO, and one special sister-in-law Barbara
Tipton of Eldon, MO. She also leaves to mourn her passing, 22 grandchildren, 41
great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Lena Mae loved to garden,
can, and was an avid quilter until her eyesight failed in 1995. She loved to
talk and maintained her sense of humor until the end. She was truly interested
in her children and grandchildren's lives and kept track of all the activities
they were involved in. She was a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 27, 2007 at the Freeman Cemetery in
Fremont , MO with Otto Faust officiating, under the direction of Duncan Funeral
MR. AND MRS. ELVA PUMMIL [Not an obituary, but located with obituary clippings.] To Celebrate Emerald Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Elva Pummill of Pittsburg, Kansas, former residents and still frequent visitors to this area, will observe their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary of July 1st. Elva Hulbert Pummill and Clara Drewel were married at West Eminence on July 1, 1910. It was a double wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Drewel of this area being the other couple. The Pummill’s five children and the children’s families will have an open house in honor of their parents on Sunday afternoon, July 4th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the family home at 713 W. 4th Street in Pittsburg.
LAWRENCE E. PUMMILL - Dr. Lawrence E. Pummill, the country boy who became an Ozarks legend as head of the mathematics department at Southwest Missouri State College, died at 5:30 a.m. today after suffering a heart attack at his home, 1044 East Normal. He was 79. He served as head of the mathematics department for 18 of those years. Born in the Linn community in Osage County, the well-known educator grew up in Shannon County and taught his first school there – a one-room rural unit at Block Pond for $25 a month for a four-month term – after completing two years of credit at Eminence High School. After paying $5 monthly for board, he once recalled, he was able to make two other purchases from his salary – a horse and saddle. Dr. Pummill finished high school and the first two years of college at the old State Normal School here, leaving Springfield to teach three years at Winona where he and another instructor introduced basketball as a school sport. Then followed teaching assignments at Cassville and Crane, where he met his wife-to-be, Crystal Evans, then a student of the young teacher. After their marriage, the young couple went back to school, later teaching in Seymour and Greenfield. Dr. Pummill received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, his master’s from Columbia University in New York City and his doctorate from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. As head of the SMS math department, Dr. Pummill gained a wide reputation for his intense counseling of students. And he worked overtime to see that sincere students ended his courses with a superior command of the science. He also was one of the college’s biggest boosters of athletics. Dr. Pummill was a member of Grace Methodist Church, was a Mason, a member of the American Mathematics Society, Phi Mu Epsilon and Kappa Mu Epsilon. At one time he was on the city park board. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Don C. Dailey, Mrs. Langston, and Mrs. William T. Morrow, Jr., Carthage; a brother, E.H. Pummill, Pittsburg, Kan., and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jewell E. Windle Chapel with the Rev. Clarence P. Folkins officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. [Springfield News & Leader]
LULU J. JONES PUMMILL - Born in Davies County, Missouri, to Jesse and Gula Jones on May 25, 1891. She came to Eminence, Missouri, with her parents when a small child. She was united in marriage to James Pummill on December 25, 1911. To this union three children were born: James E., Nolan Eugene and Patsy, (Mrs. J. W. Minshall), of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Pummill was preceded in death by her husband on June 5, 1939, and by her son, Nolan Eugene, who lost his life at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. She is survived by her son, James E. of Farmington, and Patsy of Cincinnati; one sister, Mrs. L.D. Pyrtle of Bismarck; several nephews and nieces and a host of friends. Mrs. Pummill has been a member of the Methodist Church since early childhood. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Bismarck Methodist Church with interment in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, Mo.
GEORGE C. PURCELL - Of Salem, Mo., passed away February 11, 2004 at the age of 83 years. Survivors include his wife, Norma Purcell, of Salem; two children, Darlene Devall and husband Joe, of Salem, Dennis Purcell and wife Renee, of Salem; two grandchildren, Lindsey Purcell and Stephanie Devall; one sister, Helen Purcell, of St. Louis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem, Mo. Interment was at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Dent County. George received military funeral honors at the cemetery, those wishing to make memorial donations, it is suggested they be made to Salem Faith Assembly Mission. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary, Salem, Mo. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
WALTER 'WAYMON' PYRTLE - Passed away at his home near Low Wassie, Mo., Monday, December 29, 1953, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 21 days. He was born January 7, 1871, in Reynolds County, near Centerville, Mo., was united in marriage to Lydia Arminda Sanders of Reynolds County, who preceded him in death Jan. 18, 1947. To this union nine children were born: Elsie Weaver, Winona, Mo.; Merlin Pyrtle, Low Wassie; Waymon Pyrtle, Snoqualmie Falls, Washington; Elma Hibner, Memphis, Tenn.; Leonard Pyrtle, Bismarck, Mo., Leland Pyrtle, Chillicothe, Mo.; Mrs. Edith McGhee and Mrs. Vinita Stotts of Springfield, MO., and Beulah Campbell who preceded him and Mrs. Pyrtle in death, Nov. 1, 1937. They made their home beginning in 1902 near Low Wassie, Mo. Mr. Pyrtle became a member of the Christian Church at Low Wassie in 1912. In February, 1948, he was married to Mrs. Anna Whitt. There are also 34 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren surviving, and one brother, Charlie Pyrtle, of Patterson, Mo.
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