Mary H. Morrison

Graveside services for Mary H. Morrison, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery with Brother Halbert Smith officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.
She was born the daughter of the late Richard A. Cobb and Mary Francis Hamilton Cobb, on May 17, 1925 in Lawndale, Missouri and died May 13, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.
She was united in marriage July 20, 1985 in Gainesville, Missouri to William Dalton Morrison, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Continue reading

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Hazel Fern Owens

Hazel Owens

Hazel Owens

Funeral services for Hazel Fern Owens, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Mike Heston officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Henry Washington Fox and Beulah Mae Jacobs Fox, on March 11, 1939 in Lutesville, Missouri and died May 11, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 29, 1958 in Marble Hlll, Missouri to Wayne D. Owens.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne D. Owens, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Alvin Fox, Advance, Missouri, and Rick Fox, O’Fallon, Missouri; one sister, Marilyn Sitze, Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jackie Rowland Fox and David Rodney Fox; two sisters, Wanda Mae Huffman and Mabel Lucille White.

She was a loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ball Cemetery and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service, May 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

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Edith Joanne Bridges

Edith Joanne Bridges

Edith Joannes Bridges

Edith Joanne Bridges, daughter of the late Elmer Holesapple and Edith McGowan Holesapple, was born February 17, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri and died April 1, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 62 years.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth Roy Worthy, who preceded her in death. A few years later she was united in marriage to Joe Dale Bridges, who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by three children, Sarah Doss and husband, Rusty, West Plains, Missouri, Kandi Kinder and husband, Chris, Thayer, Missouri, and Kenny Worthy and wife, Paula, Alton, Missouri; three step-children, Joey Bridges, West Plains, Tina Robertson and husband, Mike, Thayer, Missouri, and Kevin Bridges and wife, April, Thayer, Missouri; three brothers, John Holesapple and wife, Patsy, Koshkonong, Missouri, Riley Holesapple and wife, Pat, Thayer, Missouri, and Scott Holesapple and wife, Sharon, Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Nancy Hibbits, West Plains, Missouri;, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Continue reading

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Helen Ramsey

Helen Ramsey

Helen Ramsey

Graveside services for Helen Ramsey, 68, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Rick Rutledge officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Herman Mills and Pauline Cantrell Mills, on November 23, 1946 in Oregon County, Missouri and died March 25, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage November 9, 1963 in Thayer, Missouri to James Ramsey.

She is survived by her husband, James Ramsey, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; two sons, Greg Ramsey and wife, Anne, Springfield, Missouri and Jeff Ramsey and wife, Conda, West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, June Wyatt, Koshkonong, Missouri, Janice Bentley, Springfield, Missouri, and Hazel Estep, West Plains, Missouri, and three grandchildren, Erica Ramsey and Andrew Ramsey, Springfield, Missouri, and Cameron Ramsey, West Plains, Missouri. Continue reading

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Lois Maki

Visitation services for Lois Jean Maki, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late George Phipps and Violet Steen Phipps on May 24, 1941 in Chicago Heights, Illinois and died March 17, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage December 31, 1959 in Crete, Illinois to William M. Maki, Sr., who preceded her in death August 30, 2004.

She is survived by three children, Tonette Boss and spouse, Barbara Stull, Shelbyville, Tennessee, Wanda Voeltz and spouse, Rick, West Plains, Missouri, and John Maki and spouse, Doris, Jefferson City, Missouri; four siblings; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Continue reading

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Velma Freeman

Graveside services for Velma Kathleen Freeman, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Reverend Greg Thompson officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home,Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Dewey Driskell and Bessie L. Chambers Driskell, on September 20, 1926 in Dora, Missouri and died March 3, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage April 3, 1945 in Dora, Missouri to John Orville Freeman, who preceded her in death September 17, 1991.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Leroy and husband, Ronnie, Dora, Missouri; two grandchildren, Mark Warren, Dora, Missouri and Vince Warren, New York City, New York; five great grandchildren, Andalyn, Weston, Kendra, Kianna, and John Garrett, and two great great grandchildren, Kiegan and Mylo. Continue reading

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Paul Marquardt

Funeral services for Paul Marquardt, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Charles Barnett officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Paul G. Marquardt and Anna Moerschel Marquardt, on April 18, 1925 in Fredericksfeld, Germany and died March 1, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage June 16, 1953 in Salem, Arkansas to Eleanor Moerschel.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Moerschel Marquardt, of the home, West Plains, Missouri. Continue reading

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Bobbie Jean Havens

Funeral services for Bobbie Jean Havens, 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Norman Carte and John Colbert officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Robert Colbert and Jemima Dodson Colbert, on January 18, 1931 in St. Joe, Arkansas and died February 20, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage April 24, 1948 in Burnham, Missouri to Howard R. Jack Havens, who preceded her in death January 8, 1988.

She is survived by nine children, Kay O’Neal and husband, Scott, West Plains, Dee Rothermich and husband, Robert, Pomona, Missouri, Clinton Havens and wife, Mary Ellen, Ozark, Missouri, Joann Brower and husband, Doug, Pomona, Missouri, Steve Havens and wife, Becky, West Plains, Missouri, Randy Havens and wife, Denise, Versailles, Missouri, Cindy Hall and husband, Ted, Pomona, Missouri, Wanda Holmes and husband,David, Hartsfield, Mississippi, and Bob Havens and wife, Carol, West Plains; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Continue reading

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Lydia Beach

Lydia Beach

Lydia Beach

Funeral services for Lydia Agnes Beach, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Joe Spangler and Larry Yarber officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late George Lane and Tilda Upton Lane, on June 25, 1918 in Howell County, Missouri and died January 27, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage May 26, 1934 in West Plains, Missouri to Clyde Beach, who preceded her in death October 22, 1976.

She is survived by two children, Clyde Beach, Jr. of Warrenton, Missouri and Imogene Willard and her husband, Bill, Jonesboro, Arkansas; one special niece, Betty Briscoe, West Plains; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren, and forty-eight greaet great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Billy Ray Birdsong

Billy Ray Birdsong, 74, passed away at Wilson Creek Nursing Home in Springfield, Missouri on January 24, 2015.

He was born January 25, 1940 to Irvin and Arley Dover Birdsong.

Bill is survived by sons, Ervin (Sharon) of Turon, Kansas, Billy Lewis of Pryor, Oklahoma, Robert (Mary) of Mtn. View, Missouri, Jack (Vicky), Roger (Trish) both of West Plains, Missouri; also survived by former wife, Estie Jane of West Plains; sisters, Julie Mae Upton of South Fork and Cora Jean Moody of Batesville, Arkansas; several step children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Continue reading

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