Carolyn Lancaster

Carolyn Lancaster

Carolyn Lancaster

Funeral services for Carolyn Lancaster, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Joseph Girdley officiating.

She was born the daughter of Raymond Girdley and Beatrice Hart Girdley, on December 15, 1948 in West Plains, Missouri and died June 16, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 16, 1969 in West Plains, Missouri to Michael Lancaster, who preceded her in death December 9, 2014.

She is survived by two children, Michael Lancaster and his wife Sarah, Pottersville, Missouri, and Heather Arvidson and her husband Walter, West Plains; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Brenda Tucker

Brenda Tucker, 59, West Plains, Missouri, died June 12, 2016 at her home in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Gerald Tucker and Helen Akins Tucker, on April 18, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois.
She is survived by two children, Jerry Taylor, Springfield, Missouri and Shawn Tucker, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Bob Tucker and wife Julie, Doniphan, Missouri; five sisters, Carol Kight and husband, Clifford, West Plains, Missouri; Phyllis Worthington, Springfield, Missouri; Sharon Pankey and husband, Bertie, West Plains, Missouri; Debbie Hubbard, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Kay Robinson and husband, Vaden, Camdenton, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Jacob Anderson, Willow Springs, Missouri; Annastasia Tucker, West Plains, Missouri, and Jaden Emberton, Springfield, Missouri; four special friends, Diana Wiley, Sharon Owens, Donna Taylor, and Rhonda Powell. Continue reading

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David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith

Funeral services for David Eugene Smith, 43, West Plains, Missouri, will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Ty Cotter officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late George Eugene Smith and Wanda Lee Edmonds Smith, on October 12, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas and died May 27, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage July 19, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri to Caitlin Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Caitlin Harris Smith, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Brittany LaDawn Hayes and husband Andrew, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, George L. Smith and wife Janet, Olathe, Kansas and Marty Mayfield and wife April, West Plains; four sisters, Marla Humble, Olathe, Kansas, Pat Archambeau and husband, Kenny, Olathe, Kansas, Monna Newman, Olathe, Kansas, and Dawn Cotter and husband Jody, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Continue reading

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William Lee Collins

Graveside services for William Lee Collins, 65, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Siloam Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of Anna Jean Collins and the late Basil Odell Collins, on July 24, 1950 in Howell County, Missouri and died May 26, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage December 16, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri to Glenda Sue Collins, who preceded him in death July 26, 2015.

He is survived by his mother Anna Jean Collins, West Plains; three children, Kevin Lee Collins and wife Darcy Lou, West Plains, Missouri, William James Odell Collins, West Plains, Missouri, and Crystal Twenter and Eric, Stover, Missouri; four brothers, Ricky Lynn McCutcheon, West Plains, Missouri, Jeff, Rocky and Tony Collins all of the state of California, and one sister, Millie Aldridge, Willow Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cody, Clayton, Chase, Laci, Lexi, Lane, and Lakin; six great grandchildren, Jake, Emma, Eve, Jaci, Tyce, and Kenleigh.

He was preceded in death by his father Basil Odell Collins and one brother, Ronnie Dale McCutcheon.

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Martha Jane “Janie” Parrish

Martha Jane "Janie" Parrish

Martha Jane “Janie” Parrish

Martha Jane (Janie) Parrish was born July 24, 1934 and parted from this world May 25, 2016 at NHC, West Plains.

She was a life long resident of West Plains, Missouri. She worked at Eaton Mfg. in West Plains for twenty-five years, retiring in 1996. She then worked part time in the middle school cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed the children very much.

She is survived by her son Don Parrish and wife Kathy; her sister, Dorotha Langston; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Thomas Ova Mooney

Thomas Ova Mooney, 65, West Plains, Missouri died May 5, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Graveside services for Mr. Mooney will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at New Salem Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

There will be a visitation time on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.  Then will leave immediately for the cemetery commital.

 

 

 

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Sirena Holden Drake

Sirena Holden Drake, 36, West Plains, Missouri died May 8, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.

Services for Sirena will be held at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Visitation time will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. also in Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Martin McGuire

McGuire Folder PicMartin McGuire, 52, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

He was born December 22, 1963 in Melrose Park, Illinois, and lived in Ohio and Florida before calling West Plains, Missouri his home for the past ten years.

He leaves a wife, Tina; two sons, Jacob of West Plains and Martin Lee of Lakeland, Florida.

Martin was the eldest of five children born to Harry and Lorraine McGuire of Lakeland, Florida, who are still living.

He has four siblings, Brian McGuire, Florida, Todd McGuire, Florida, Lori McGuire-Lorenzo, North Carolina, and Amanda McGuire-Walker, Florida and their spouses; five grandchildren, Colby, Cordell, Leeum, Jesse, and Annaleigh due in July, and many nieces and nephews. Continue reading

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Alta L. “Dot” Heilig

Funeral services for Alta L. “Dot” Heilig, 87, Mt. View, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Walter McClure and Albertine Keifer McClure, on April 28, 1928 in Perry County, Missouri and died March 25, 2016 in Mountain View, Missouri.

She was united in marriage October 3, 1944 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Casper Heilig, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Casper O. Heilig and wife Connie, Mtn. View, Missouri, Ellen Andrzejczyk of Pomona, Missouri, Cathy Heilig of Gulf Port, Mississippi, and Chris Heilig, Rolla, Missouri; two sisters, Betty Heilig, state of Illinois and Deloris Weiss, St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Cecil McClure, St. Louis, Missouri; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren, and thirteen great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Robert and Ray Heilig; two sisters, Ethel Staffen and Monica Holiday, and five brothers, Charles, Joseph, Calvin, Leroy, and Marvin McClure, and one granddaughter, Journey Andrzejczyk.

She worked all her life. Her last place of employment was at Ramada Inn in West Plains, Missouri. Her love was the outdoors. She loved to grow her own vegetables and also enjoyed her flowers. She was an avid bird watcher and watching all the wildlife. She enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Most importantly she had a strong belief in God.

Family visitation will be Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Oren Eugene Sanders

Sanders Newspaper PicFuneral services for Oren Eugene Sanders, 92, of West Plains will be Monday, March 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Sanders passed away Wednesday, March 24, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.

Mr. Sanders was born March 23, 1924 at Couch, Missouri, to Vertie Russell Sanders and Robert Jackson Sanders, Sr.

He attended school at the Garfield School and graduated with the
Class of 1942 at Couch High School, both in Oregon County.
After graduating from high school, he trained as a machinist and worked on his family’s farm until he was inducted into the United States Army in 1943 proudly serving during World War II as a machinist. He liked to tell that during his military service he traveled around the world leaving New York City for France then Germany. He sailed through the Panama Canal on his way to the Philippines, then to Japan, and returning to the states at Seattle, Washington.

Oren Sanders married Ada Jessilee Stubblefield on September 21, 1946. They were to have celebrated 70 years of marriage this year. Their two children are Edward E. Sanders and Donna Sanders Hayes.

Mr. Sanders and his brother-in-law, Joe Stubblefield, owned and operated Sanders and Stubblefield Implement Company in Alton and West Plains from 1957’until he sold his interest in 1972. He was a proud JOHN DEERE man; his favorite tractor was his 1941 John Deere LA which he drove in many local parades. He was a charter member of the Early Days Gas Engine/Older Iron Club and was inducted into that organization’s National Hall of Fame. Oren
and Jessie were active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1828. He was past president and also served on the Veterans Honor Guard presiding over dozens of military funerals. He had attended First Baptist Church of West Plains since 1964.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Jessie, West Plains; son Edward, Memphis, Tennessee; daughter Donna and her husband Mike Hayes, West Plains; grandsons Brian Sanders and wife Amanda of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mark Sanders of Wichita, Kansas; and great grandchildren Brittany and Ross Sanders of Ft. Worth. He is also survived by step-grandchildren Andrew, Elizabeth, Taylor and Continue reading

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