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Obituaries from August 2008

JEMELL M. ARDOIN (08/28/08)
Jemell M. Ardoin, 53, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born May 18, 1955, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of Harrison and Betty (Willard) Ardoin. Survivors include: her mother, Betty Phoenix and her husband, Bill, of Drumright, Okla.; a son, Keith Wayne Guiles and his wife, Carlita, of Pittsburg, Kan.; a sister, Shawn Hadley Tandy and her husband, Kenneth, of Eagle Rock; and two grandchildren...
BILLY JOE SPAIN (08/28/08)
Billy Joe Spain, 75, of Monett, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Cassville, the son of Alven and Mary Newman Spain. He was retired from Jumping Jacks Shoe Company in Monett. He was a member of the New Dawn Pentecostal Church. He was a Marine veteran and a member of the American Legion Post...
COLIN L. WOOD (08/28/08)
Colin L. Wood, 86, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in the home of his caretaker, Ruth Sanders, in Cassville. He was born July 6, 1922, in Manitoba, Canada, the son of Chester and Eileen (McGregor) Wood. On Aug. 29, 1941, in Canada, he was united in marriage to Mary Penteluik who preceded him in death on July 31, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roddy; and one sister, Barbara...
NANCY NETZER (08/28/08)
Nancy Netzer, 88, of Verona, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at her home. She was born July 25, 1920, in Verona, the daughter of Charles and Maude Ulra McNerney. She was retired from Juvenile shoe company and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona...
HARLEY E. MINNIER, SR. "ED" (08/28/08)
Harley E. Minnier, Sr., age 73, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, in his home with his family, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Minnier was born October 12, 1934, in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. On November 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Russell, who survives...
JOHN MCGEE (08/21/08)
John James McGee, 78, of Monett, died Aug. 13, 2008, at Monett Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Stuart, Okla., the son of John Nelson and Geneva Wakely McGee. He was a truck driver for Hutchens Asphalt Company in Cassville. He had served in the National Guard...
DAVID NOKES (08/21/08)
David Nokes, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, in the home of his daughter, Deborah Nokes Whitaker. He was born July 2, 1928, in the Ray House at wilson's Creek National Battlefield, the son of Frank and Mabel (Herndon) Nokes. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, John Nokes and Roy Nokes, and his wife Freida Nokes...
BURL DEAN LAUGHLIN (08/21/08)
Burl Dean Laughin, 70, of Grove, Okla., died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home. He was born May 24, 1938, at McDonald County, Mo., to Amos Laughlin and Rachel Ruddick Laughlin. He was a foundry worker for Bentonville Casting. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Melvin Laughlin; and three sisters, dorothy Cooper, Julie McCool and Mary Blevins...
LYNDELL LEE "LINDY" DAVIDSON (08/21/08)
Lyndell Lee "Lindy" Davidson, 80, of Strafford, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 9, 1928, in Wheaton. On June 25, 1954, he was united in marriage to Wanda Lee Moore, who survives...
FRANK DELL (08/21/08)
Frank Dell, 84, of Cassville, left his earthly life to be with his Lord on Friday, August 15, 2008. Mr. Dell, son of Charlie and Goldie (Gautney) Dell, was born on September 4, 1923, in Mano, Missouri. After graduating high school Frank enlisted into the United States Army. ...
BURTON SMITH (08/14/08)
Burton Smith, 93, of Clyde, Kan., passed away Aug. 11, 2008, in Park Villa Care Home, Clyde, Kan. He was born April 21, 1915, in Talmo, Kan., to Harry H. Smith and Hazel Lowell. He attended school in Munden, Kan., and graduated from Belleville High School. ...
FERN TERRY (08/14/08)
Noveta Fern Terry, 89, of Pierce City, formerly of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Monett, the daughter of the late Sanford and Alma (Lee) Davis. She was united in marriage to Famous B. Terry on Nov. 3, 1935, in Purdy. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1993...
ZELDA RELETHFORD (08/14/08)
Zelda Garrett Relethford, 92, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home. She was born March 30, 1916, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of John and Alpha (Taylor) Ernst. On June 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to Raymond Relethford. ...
DYLAN MICHAEL METSCHER RAY (08/14/08)
Dylan Michael Metscher Ray, 16, son of Tommy and Sharon (Metscher) Ray, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 16, 1992, in Berryville, Ark. Survivors include: his parents; a sister, Briana Ray, of Exeter; grandparents, Roger and Kennis Metscher, of Oregon, Mo., Dave and Pat Kreeger, of Exeter, and Tom and Mary Ray, of Marionville; and great-grandparents, Leonard and Kathleen Metscher, of Stover; Mildred Resz, of Cassville, and Sadie Kreeger, of Baxter Springs, Kan.. ...
RUBY WORKMAN (08/14/08)
Ruby Mae Berry Workman, 91, of Tunas, passed away July 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Cassville, the daughter of Columbia Bowen. She was past president of VFW Post 4205 Auxiliary in Cassville. Survivors include: one son, Walter Berry, of Independence; two daughters, Martha Lamb, of Tonganoxie, Kan., and Dorothy Bull, of Belton; seven grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. ...
CHARLES THOMAS "TOM" DRANE (08/14/08)
Charles Thomas "Tom" Drane, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the Table Rock Health Care in Kimberling City. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Central Community Methodist Church in Shell Knob with Rev. Dr. Dean Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haiti Mission of the Central Community United Methodist Church and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Cassville...
VERA BLYTHE (08/14/08)
Vera Blythe, 77, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born in Cape Fair, on Oct. 8, 1930, the daughter of Ross and Lena (Foster) Harris. On March 6, 1954, she was united in marriage to Bob D. Blythe, who survives...
ELIZABETH MAE "BETTYE" JOHNSON (08/07/08)
Elizabeth Mae "Bettye" Johnson, 78, of Eagle Rock, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in Condordia Care Center, Bella Vista, Ark. She was born April 18, 1930, in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Harvey) Rausch. She was united in marriage Sept. 22, 1961, in Denver, Colo., to Wayne Johnson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Danielle...
THOMAS H. WILLIAMS (08/07/08)
Thomas H. Williams, 84, of Shell Knob, formerly of Osceola, passed away Aug. 4, 2008, in Cassville. He was born in Missouri on March 26, 1924, to Roy H. and Lula Mae Beardslee Williams. His early life was spent in the St. Louis and Osceola areas. He worked several years for the United States Postal Service in Osceola and was a longtime member of the Christian Church in Osceola...
DAREL HIGGS (08/07/08)
Darel Edwin Higgs, 90, of Monett, passed away Monday, July 29, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born July 12, 1918, in Purdy, son of Bryan and Lois Hinson Higgs. He was an Army veteran and a retired U.S. postal carrier. He attended Fundamental Methodist Church in Monett...
VESTA MARIE YOCOM (08/07/08)
Vesta Marie Yocom, 63, of Colcord, Okla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in St. Frances Hospital, Tulsa, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Brandy Jacobs; and two brothers. She received her education in McFarland, Calif., where she graduated from high school. She resided in Cassville several years until two years ago when she moved to Colcord, Okla., to make her home...
GARY W. HENSON (08/07/08)
Gary W. Henson, 63, of Monett, passed away July 27, 2008, at Cox-Monett Hospital. He was born May 10, 1945, in Monett, the son of Walter Eugene and Juanita Ruth Wormington Henson. He was a retired insurance investigator and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. He married Barbara Spree Henson on Aug. 3, 1966, in Freistatt, and she survives...
JARRED MARK WELCH (08/07/08)
Jarred Mark Welch, 23, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in a motorcycle accident in Shell Knob. He was born April 29, 1985, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Mark and Lorri (Watts) Welch. Survivors include: his parents; one brother, Dillon Welch, of Shell Knob; one sister, Tosha Crumb, and her husband, Bryan, of Guthrie, Okla.; maternal grandmother, Mary Frates, of Crescent, Okla.; paternal grandmother Colleen Welch, of Sebastian, Fla.; and great-grandmother, Kathrine Watts, of Crescent, Okla.. ...