Nora Ellen Morris

Nora Ellen Morris

Nora Ellen Morris, daughter of the late Oliver Bales and Alice Willard Bales, was born September 4, 1920 in Thomasville, Missouri and died March 18, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 98 years.

She was united in marriage December 1, 1936 in Thomasville, Missouri to Robert Morris, who preceded her in death October 30, 1988.

She is survived by eight children, Nancy Talley, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Bob Morris and wife Eva, Willow Springs, Missouri, Jeanie Crow, West Plains, Missouri, Tom Morris, Thomasville, Missouri, Rick Morris and wife Sheila, Bernie, Missouri, Phyllis Bertram, Jefferson City, Missouri, Check Morris, Thomasville, Missouri, and Alice Ollar and husband Robert, Thomasville, Missouri; two brothers, Bill Bales and wife Joann, West Plains, Missouri and Jack Bales and wife Margie, Highridge, Missouri; one sister Jo Williams, Thomasville, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Olive Bales, Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Vergie Bales, West Plains, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren, and twenty great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Don Bales, John Bales, and Willard Bales; three grandchildren, Marlas Reeves, Rob Crandell, and Heather Morris, and one great grandson, Grant Dotson.

She attended the First Baptist Church in Thomasville, Missouri for many years. She loved to read. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her family. She loved all of her grandchildren, and even babysit for several of them.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

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Erma Sue Johnson

Erma Sue Johnson, daughter of the late Russell Calvin & Mary Catharen Tyhurst was born May 17, 1945 in Martinsville, Illinois and died March 17, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 73. She was united in marriage September 3, 1967 at the Restitution Church of God in Casey, Illinois to Robert Lloyd Johnson.

She is survived by her spouse, Robert Johnson, West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Sheila Stoops and spouse Rick, West Plains, Missouri and Bobbie Clark and spouse David, Camp, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Amanda (Clark) Schroeder and spouse Craig, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Rebecca Clark, Salem, Arkansas and Lyndsi Stoops, West Plains, Missouri; one very special great grandson, Raemond Alan Jo Clark, one son-in law, Alan Wardenburg, Wentzville, Missouri, three brothers, Leon Tyhurst, Raymond Tyhurst and spouse Cora, Ronald Tyhurst and spouse Patty; four sisters, Cathy Roach, Teresa Connelly and spouse Dennis, Lori Blankenbaker, Camilla Williams and spouse Stacey, all from the state of Illinois and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Garnet and Robert Johnson, her sister-in-law, Karon Tyhurst and one daughter, Patricia Sue Wardenburg.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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J. W. Collins

Services for J. W. Collins will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Vanzant Community Center, Vanzant, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. before the service.

Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Alyce Rae Schartz

Alyce Rae Schartz

Alyce Rae Schartz passed away on March 13, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born in Parsons, Kansas on February 14, 1943 to Raymond and Hazel McCoy.

She was united in marriage on September 1, 1962 in Great Bend, Kansas to Larry Gene Schartz, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from cosmetology school in 1962. She owned and operated several successful beauty shops in Kansas and finished her career at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri.

She was an active leader in “A Sporting Chance” for over twenty five years and dedicated her life to helping those with disabilities. She enjoyed gardening and going to Grizzly basketball and volleyball games. She was a Christian and a person of faith. Her greatest love was her family.

She is survived by one brother, Grant McCoy and wife Donna of Edmond, Oklahoma; her son, Stacey Schartz and wife Linda of West Plains; her daughter, Michelle Schartz of West Plains; three grandchildren, Andrea Schartz, Samantha Fox and husband Zach, and Joseph Schartz, all of West Plains; three great grandchildren, Emmett Fox, Cash Fox, and Henry Schartz, all of West Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond McCoy and Hazel Engleman McCoy; her husband, Larry Schartz; one sister, Rita Dannebohm, and one brother, Mark McCoy.

“I have lived the most wonderful life, but when the times comes, done is done.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Grove Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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J.W. Collins

J.W. Collins, 78, Dora, Missouri, died March 16, 2019 at National Health Care in West Plains, Missouri.

Services for J.W. Collins will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vanzant Community Center, Vanzant, Missouri, with Reverend Bud Scherer officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation time will be held March 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. before the service at the community center.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

A complete obit will be available a little later (with picture)

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Bernice Louise Daugherty

Bernice Louise Daugherty, daughter of the late Shelt Collins and Katie Elizabeth Collins Collins, was born August 9, 1937 in Howell County, Missouri and died February 13, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 81 years.

She was united in marriage July 5, 1967 in West Plains, Missouri to Junior Edward Daugherty, who preceded her in death January 28, 2005.

She is survived by two children, Michael Collins and wife, Paula, Imperial, Missouri and Michelle Scholl, Pevely, Missouri; three grandchildren, Nathan Collins and wife Marcy, Imperial Missouri, Alesia Scholl, Fenton, Missouri, and Victoria Collins, St. Peters, Missouri, and five great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Darlene Collins, West Plains, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Billy Collins and Cleo Collins; four sisters Imogene Goss, Laverne Hightower, Lillian Shephard, and Norma Collins; one grandson, Devin Scholl.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 12 Noon
Howell Memorial Park Cemetery
Howell County, Missouri

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Willis Clark Stephens

 

 

Clark Stephens

Funeral services for Willis Clark Stephens, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Omie Stephens and Ruby June Helmer Stephens, on September 28, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri and died February 7, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage January 14, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas to Gracie Skaggs.

He is survived by his wife, Gracie Skaggs Stephens, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Leland Stephens and wife Ella May, West Plains, Missouri, and one sister, Oma June Hardcastle, Caulfield, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Donna Stephens; five grandchildren, Jeremy Michael, Jeff Michael, Christopher Stephens, Summer Stephens, and Ashley Stephens; several great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael Clark Stephens and Willis Bruce Stephens.

He had attended the Union Grove General Baptist Church and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, both in West Plains, Missouri. He had pastored several area churches in Missouri and Arkansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Grove General Baptist Church in West Plains; the Gideons, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Burial will be in State Line Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Nora Pauline Simmons

Funeral services for Pauline Simmons, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Samuel Cleveland Pierce and Dessie Columbia Scott Pierce, on May 8, 1940 in Couch, Missouri and died January 27, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage March 18, 1962 in Alton, Missouri to Gilbert Simmons.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Simmons, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three daughters, Nancy Yaqoob, and husband Javad, Elmont, New York; Gwen Simmons, Hollister, Missouri, and Kathryn Phillips and husband, Luther, Grapevine, Texas; four grandchildren, Sereena, Taniya, Caitlin, and Shelby, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gordon Pierce and Samuel Pierce, as well as four half-brothers and four half-sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Belinda Kay Williams

 

Belinda Kay Williams

Belinda Kay Williams, daughter of Barbara Ann Lewallen Collins, and the late Ross Wayne Collins, was born May 17, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, and died at her home in West Plains, Missouri, January 27, 2019.

She was united in marriage to Steven Dale Williams November 10, 1997 in Eminence, Missouri who preceded her in death July 21, 2003.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara Ann Lewallen Collins, West Plains, Missouri; three siblings, Mark Collins and wife Kathy, Mountain View, Missouri, Gary Collins and his wife, Shelly, West Plains, Missouri, and Sandra Pankey, West Plains, Missouri; one goddaughter, Cassidy Rose Wallin-Stringer, Abilene, Texas; a very special friend and his children, Steve Tucker, Anna Tucker and Ronnie Tucker, all of West Plains, Missouri.

She is preceded in death by her father; her husband, and one sister, Donna Anderson.

Belinda did not have children of her own, but she loved all children and was happy to help anyone she could.

A memorial service for Belinda Kay Williams will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.

 

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Ashley Ellison-Stokes

 

 

Ashley Ellison-Stokes

Ashley Ellison-Stokes, daughter of Debra Baird Ellison and the late Roger Ellison, was born June 13, 1989 in West Plains, Missouri and died January 17, 2019 in Sullivan, Missouri, at the age of 29 years.

She was united in marriage June 23, 2011 in Ottumwa, Iowa to her best friend, Ashley LeDawn Stokes.

She is survived by her best friend and spouse for eight years, Ashley LeDawn Stokes, and was engaged to Clayton Rice; her mother Debra Baird Ellison; four children, Kyzler, Karsyn, Rhemi, and Waylynn; two brothers, Jeff Baird and wife Amanda; Kyle Lewis; four sisters, Chelsea Ellison; Jennifer Morris and fiancée, Tim Jackson; Jackie Morris, and Jamie Morris.

She was preceded in death by her father Roger Ellison.

She was a very outgoing person who loved to make others happy. Her children were her whole world.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. also at  Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

 

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