Barbara Ann Collins

 

 

Barbara Ann Collins

Barbara Ann Collins, daughter of the late Hershall James Lewallen and Evelyn Mary Lehman Lewallen, was born April 28, 1944 in San Francisco, California and died October 22, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 75 years.

She is survived by three children, Mark Collins and wife Kathy, Mountain View, Missouri; Gary Collins and wife Shelly, West Plains, Missouri; Sandra Pankey, West Plains, Missouri; special friend, Dean Fine; eight grandchildren, Kayla and husband Stephen; Landon and wife Courtney; Levi and wife Lindsay; Kylie and husband Tommy; Jordan; Brandon; Dustin and wife Mandy; Dylan and wife Sheremy; twelve great grandchildren, Braydon, Parker, Ransom, Ava, Elliott, Addison, Koby, Isaac, Easton, Caitlin, Madison, and Dylan; two great great grandchildren, Malia and Aniyah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Donna Anderson and Belinda Williams; one brother, Hershall Eugene Lewallen, and one great grandson, Finn Pankey.

She was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in West Plains, Missouri. She loved scratching off lottery tickets, listening to Merle Haggard music, and drinking coffee with family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at  Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. also at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

 

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Loren Edward Tharp

 

Loren Edward Tharp

    Loren Edward Tharp was born on July 19, 1937 in Gays, Illinois to Loren Sevester Tharp and Loar Dailene (Glaspell) Tharp. He was second of sixteen children. He left this life on October 14, 2019 at the age of eighty-two.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Claudene (Montgomery) Tharp of the family home. Three children, Eddie Daryl Tharp and wife Angela; Deborah Carol (Tharp) Tuhey and husband Michael; Billy Dale Tharp and wife Karen; six grandchildren, Jonathan Allmon and wife Amber; Nathan Allmon; Alecia (Tharp) Burleson and husband Mark; Jesse Tharp and wife Marissa; Edward James (EJ) Tharp and wife Susannah, and Jamie Lynn Tharp; seven brothers, Charles Tharp and wife Rosalee; Freddy Tharp; Jimmy Tharp and wife Delores; Jerald (Dee) Tharp and wife Cookie (deceased); Garry Tharp and wife Darlene; Jerry Tharp and wife Jan; Keith Tharp and wife Marilyn; five sisters, Elaine Redburn and husband Carl (deceased); Betty Tharp Teddar and husband Rollin; Verna Mae Murphy and husband Wayne; Patricia Joyce Snethern and husband Jerry; Shirley Tharp and husband Clay (deceased), and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry (Dick) Tharp and Terry Lee Tharp, and one sister, Lela Kay Tharp.

He married Betty Claudene Montgomery on December 21, 1957. They were married sixty-one years and nine months.

Ed joined the Army National Guard in 1954 at the age of seventeen and was honorably discharged on April 11, 1983 and continued in the Army Reserve until July 19, 2002. Ed was very proud to serve his country and was the Motor Pool Sergeant for many years.

He gave his heart to the Lord at a young age and was active in the church as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and secretary treasurer. In later years he served in the nursery and was Grandpa Ed to many.

He loved antique tractors and was a member of the Ozark Older Iron Club. He could be found most days in his garage, working on his tractors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s or the Gary Sinise Foundation for Veterans and can be left at Carter Funeral Home.

The family deeply appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Worship Center, West Plains, Missouri.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

 

 

 

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Albert E. French

 

Albert E. French

Funeral services for Albert E. French, 89, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late John Travis French and Ethel Jane Hitt French, on November 28, 1929 in Marked Tree, Arkansas and died at his home October 12, 2019 in Caulfield, Missouri.

He was united in marriage November 1, 1952 in Harrisburg, Arkansas to Mabel Harper, who preceded him in death March 1, 2017.

He is survived by five children, Terry French and wife, Cindy, Caulfield, Missouri; Tom French and wife, Debbie, Pomona, Missouri; Tina Hendrix and husband, Dennis, West Plains, Missouri; Teressa Osborn and husband, Keith, Neosho, Missouri, and Michael French and wife, Vivian, Apache, Oklahoma; twenty grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Keith French; three brothers, John French, Lee French, and Freeman French, and one sister, Viola Miles.

He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was a retired iron worker, Local 167. He had received his fifty year pin this past summer. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Amy Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

Military rites will be performed by the West Plains Honor Guard and Missouri Funeral Honors Program.

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Betty Collins

 

Betty Collins

Betty Collins, daughter of Tim Stubbs and Lola Collins Stubbs was born August 25, 1928 in West Plains, Missouri, and died September 29, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

She was united in marriage December 15, 1947 to Lloyd J. Collins, who preceded her in death February 7, 2001.

She is survived by two children, Rebecca Owens and husband Randy, West Plains, Missouri, and Lloyd James Collins II and wife Vickey, West Plains, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, Torrie Bidell and husband Deion, Springfield, Missouri; Deidra Brixey,West Plains, Missouri; Tina Sears and husband Tommy, state of Maryland; Norman Clark and wife  Candice, Lincoln, Nebraska; Kevin Collins, West Plains, Missouri; William Collins II, West Plains, Missouri; Lori Barks-Payton and husband Chris, Springfield, Missouri; Chantell Lambert and husband Corey, West Plains, Missouri; Jason Collins, West Plains, Missouri; Randy Owens II and wife Jessica, state of Oklahoma; Shana Collins and husband Dustin, West Plains; Lloyd Collins III, West Plains, Missouri, and Dustin Collins, West Plains, Missouri; twenty-three great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren.

She is preceded death by her parents; her  husband; eight children, Katherine Collins, Paul Collins, Terry Collins, Jerry Collins, Larry Collins, Glenda Collins, Timothy Collins, and Thomas Collins; one brother, Coy Collins; two sisters, Roberta Collins and Leah Collins, and one grandson, Anthony Collins.

She was a constant prayer warrior. She loved to sing and read. She loved her family, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.at Siloam Springs Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Eulah Mae Payne

 

Eulah Mae Payne

Eulah M. (Wisehart) Payne, daughter of W. H. and Ora (Harbison) Wisehart was born in Myrtle, Missouri on May 10, 1923.

God called her Home to Himself on September 29, 2019, while residing in West Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Plains, Missouri.

Eulah made the most important decision of her life, her profession of faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior, when she was a young girl.

On August 19, 1948, Eulah was united in marriage with the one man who won her heart, Robert D. Payne (Bob). To their happy union two daughters, Patricia (Barger) and Marsha (Harter), and two sons, Kenton and David were born.

Bob preceded Eulah in death April 1989. Eulah was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Eunice, Marie (Sutton), and Bernice (Cantrell); one son, David; one grandson, Daniel Mark Barger, and one great grandson, Jeremy McConville.

Eulah leaves to celebrate her memory, Pat and Don Barger of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; Marsha and Jim Harter of Nashville, Tennessee, and Kent and Ava Payne of Lees Summit, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Tricia Patrick, Steve Barger, Jennifer Ervin, Jamie Waters, Jeff Harter, Jessica Harter, and Lucas Payne, and ten great grandchildren.

Eulah was a long-time active member of First Freewill Baptist Church, West Plains. She served as a volunteer at the Ozarks Medical Center Hospital and the hospital thrift shop for over twenty-five years. Eulah loved the Lord, her family, and her church and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her because our lives are better for having known her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Funeral services for Eulah Payne will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Ron Blanks and Reverend Ben Ryan officiating.

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

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Wilbur Earl Bastin

 

Wilbur Earl Bastin

Wilbur Earl Bastin, son of the late Fred and Orpha Bastin was born June 24, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois and died September 28, 2019 at the age of eighty-eight years.

He was united in marriage November 17, 1990 to Barbara Ann Johnson.

Will is survived by his wife, Barbara; five daughters, Carole Dowell and husband Mike, of Odessa, Missouri, Sandy Nesmith and husband Jim of Lees Summit, Missouri, Marcy Gamber and husband Steve, of Bates City, Missouri, Shari Blackston and husband Marvin, of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Brooke Dirlam and husband Mike, of Drexel, Missouri. He is also survived by one brother, David Bastin and wife Jan, of Orange, California; eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Raymond and Paul.

He attended Cornerstone Family Worship. In the past he served as Sunday School secretary and superintendent, Royal Rangers Senior Commander, president of Men’s Ministry, deacon and usher.

He loved to work in his wood shop and volunteer at local nursing homes. Everything he did was unto the Lord. He had a love for people and could always bring a smile.

A special thank you to Three Rivers Hospice for the outstanding, compassionate care and support given.

Graveside services will be at New Hope Cemetery on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor, Mountain View, Missouri, passed away September 19, 2019.

Randy was born June 27, 1955 in Alton Illinois, to Harold and Juanita Thornsbury.

Randy is survived by his step-mother, Phyllis Thornsbury; five brothers, Matthew Thornsbury, Wayne Thornsbury, Scott Taylor, Mark Goldman, and Steve Goldman; four sisters, Lisa Watson, Anita Newman, Wanda Bellito, and Angela Hildebrandt, and twenty-three nieces and nephews.

Randy is preceded in death by his father, Harold Thornsbury and his mother Juanita Darlene Taylor Morris.

Randy enjoyed watching karate movies. He was a believer of God. He loved telling jokes. He had a huge heart and helped anyone who needed it. He served in the military as a guard for the German wall.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Granite City, Illinois

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Rockwell Mincher

 

Rockwell Mincher

Rockwell Mincher, 63, West Plains, Missouri died September 4, 2019 in West Plains.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m.,  Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

 

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DeAnn Collins

 

DeAnn Collins

Memorial services for Donna DeAnn Collins, 62, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Martin officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Edward Woodward and Laura Raye Long Woodward, on March 13, 1957 in Cabool, Missouri and died September 12, 2019 at her home in Dora, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 11, 1976 in Mountain Home, Arkansas to David Collins.

She is survived by her husband, David Collins, of the home, Dora, Missouri; one son, Joseph Lee Collins, Dora, Missouri; four siblings, Eddie Woodward and wife Josie, Gainesville, Missouri; Cary Woodward and wife Melanie, Pottersville, Missouri; Rocky Woodward and wife Pam, Dora, Missouri, and Barry Woodward and wife Michelle, Gainesville, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She loved to work in her garden and her flower beds. She also loved her animals. Her family was very important to her and loved them with all her heart.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., one hour before the memorial service at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

 

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Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Funeral services for Leo Thompson, 81, Nashville, Illinois, will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Reverend Dan Duncan officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Dugald Thompson and Mary Peters Thompson, on September 27, 1937 in Monona, Iowa and died September 9, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage June 9, 1973 in Sterling, Illinois to Jeanetta Green.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanetta Green Thompson, of the home, Nashville, Illinois; three children, Jerry Lee Thompson and wife, Julie, Wright City, Missouri, Christine Maynard, Rock Falls, Illinois, and Elizabeth Longenecker and husband, Marvin, Pecatonica, Illinois; five grandchildren, Dakota Longenecker and wife, Melissa, Pecatonica, Illinois; Heyleigh Maynard, Baltimore, Maryland; Molly Thompson, St. Peters, Missouri; Willow Thompson, St. Peters, Missouri, and Maia Hafley, St. Peters, Missouri; one great grandson, Jordan Longenecker, Pecatonica, Illinois; extended family, Lucas Durnil, Elyse Durnil, and Mason Taylor, all of Wright City, Missouri; one sister in Christ, Evonda Botka, Flora, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margaret Grove; one son-in-law, Dale Maynard, and one brother in Christ, Robert Botka.

He was of the Baptist faith, having attended three First Baptist Churches. The locations of the churches are in Missouri, Florida, and Illinois. He received his Associates degree from Sauk Valley Junior College in Sterling, Illinois. He also attended Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois for three years. He was a member of the Monona High School Bulldog football team and was a proud member of their FFA program. He and two of his cousins, Clyde Thompson and Karen Thompson graduated with the class of 1955 from Monona High School, Monona, Iowa. He grew up living on a farm. He thoroughly enjoyed celebrating his birthday with his granddaughter, Maia Hafley, who celebrates her birthday in September also. He loved to travel, made no difference whether it was by automobile, plane, cruise; he loved it all. His dream as a child was to travel to Europe. He was fortunate enough to go to Europe three times.

Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, in the South Fork, Missouri area, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

There will be a Celebration of Life following the committal at the cemetery.

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