James “Jim” Wayne Sutton

James “Jim” Wayne Sutton

James “Jim” Wayne Sutton, born to James Lee and Sharon Lee Sutton on April 20, 1958, at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Passed away at age 59 on the morning of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 9:40 am at the Jordan Creek Nursing Facility in Springfield, Missouri, after a prolonged illness.

Jim was married to Martha Delenna “Deana” Moss, daughter of Lee and Wanda Moss, on March 11, 1978, in Peoria, Illinois, at the Westlake Church of Christ. They were married 35 years until Martha’s passing on March 6, 2013, at the age of 57.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Lee Sutton, and his wife, Martha Delenna (Moss) Sutton.

Jim is survived by his younger sister, Teri Lynn, his only sibling, and his elderly father, James Lee (age 84) who are both living in Arizona.

Jim was a manufacturing engineer most of his adult working life and specialized in tool design and PLC programming. Jim belonged to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 321 of Springfield, Missouri, and served in several leadership positions within the chapter over a number of years.

Wherever they lived and worked, Jim and Deana always attended the local Church of Christ. The place they attended together before falling ill was the Sunset Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri. Jim loved old-time gospel songs. One of his favorite recollections was his Grandfather’s song leading at church while growing up. Specifically: “Heaven Holds All To Me,” ” No Tears in Heaven,” and “I’ll Fly Away.” He wanted these songs to be sung at his funeral service.

Jim and Deana knew each other most of their young lives, as their families attended the same congregations throughout the years growing up. After marrying, Jim and Denna traveled and worked in different places around the country. For a time they lived and worked in West Plains before eventually settling for more than twenty years in Springfield, Missouri.

Jim will be laid to rest beside his wife, Martha Delenna (Moss) Sutton at the Elijah Church of Christ cemetery on Saturday, November 18, 2017. His wife’s family has lived and worked in this area for more than 100 years and Jim and Deana had very strong emotions and ties to this area. This was their final wish to be interred at Elijah.

Funeral services for James Sutton will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elijah Church of Christ, Elijah, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Burial will be at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Harvey Crotts

 

Harvey Crotts

Funeral services for Harvey Crotts, 82, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Charles Morris officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Thomas Crotts and Ida Roberts Crotts, on May 24, 1935 in Elizabeth, Arkansas and died November 8, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage June 11, 1955 in Salem, Arkansas to Norma Morris.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Morris Crotts, of the home,West Plains, Missouri; two children, Kathy Hobbs and husband Gary, West Plains, Missouri and Lisa Newcomb and husband Darryl, West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Nicole Wallace and husband Adam, Branson, Missouri; Jonathan Martin, Springfield, Missouri, and Jamie Hobbs and wife Kayla, Mount Pleasant, Michigan; two great grandchildren, Kira Hobbs and Arianne Hobbs, both of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Doyle Theodore, and Herbert Crotts.

He attended the Assembly of God Church.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

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Lance Rhoads

Lance Rhoads

Lance Rhoads , son of Carl Rhoads and Aretta Cloinger Rhoads, was born January 31, 1985 in West Plains, Missouri and died October 26, 2017 in , at the age of 32 years.

He is survived by his parents Carl Rhoads and Aretta Cloinger Rhoads;, West Plains, Missouri; two children, Haylie Rhoads and Tyler Rhoads, both of West Plains, Missouri, and one sister, Misty Brege and husband David, West Plains, Missouri.

He liked to hunt and fish and loved spending time with his family.

Graveside services for Lance Rhoads will be Monday, October 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at Amy Union Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Reverend David Ball officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Wanda Lee Hill

 

Wanda Lee Hill, daughter of the late Burley and Lela Gladys Collins, was born February 21, 1940 in Siloam Springs, Missouri and died October 21, 2017 peacefully at her home.

She was married in Kansas City to Robert Lee Hill, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2000.

In 1975, Wanda and family moved back to her hometown to finish raising the family. Before her retirement, she worked as an LPN at Beverly Health Care. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, sister-in-law and friend. She loved reading books, playing cards in the company of her family and tending to the needs of her loved ones.

She is survived by four children, Robin Collins, Donna Collins, Gary Hill and Bobby Hill and wife Heather; eleven grandchildren, Anna Michel and husband Mark, Tommy Gene Collins II and wife Amanda, Justin Collins, Melissa Collins and fiance Matt Arnett, Carie Collins, Gary Hill II, Stephanie Maggard and husband Tony, Joey Barbrow and partner Kendra Thompson, Kirsten Butts and husband Cory, Jacob Kalina-Hill and wife Amanda, Kaitlyn Hill and fiance Justin Casillas, Kylee Hill; eighteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; her husband; one son, Charles (Chuck) Hill, daughter-in-law Vicki Brown, son-in-law Tommy Collins; five sisters, Reola Keene, Loise Collins, Lois Collins, Lois White, Edith Britt, and Mable Collins; four brothers, Roy Wheat, Leslie Collins, Basil Collins, and Charles Collins, and one great great granddaughter, Phoenix Michel preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pumpkin Center Fire Department.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Evelyn M. Cook

Evelyn M. Cook

Evelyn M. Cook, daughter of the late Cecil Miller and Mary Campbell Miller, was born September 4, 1931 in West Plains, Missouri and died October 15, 2017 in Mountain. Home, Arkansas at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage in the state of Wisconsin to Willis Cook, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by three children, Judy Smith and husband Fay, Lovespark, Illinois; Kathy Nystrom and husband Dick, Cherry Valley, Illinois, and Phyllis Hodges and husband James, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and special daughter, Deloris Campbell and husband Carl, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Fern Celli, Sacramento, California; three grandchildren, Rodney Nystrom, Rockford, Illinois; Michele VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois, and Christopher Gregory, Rockford, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Zachary Lindblom, state of Washington; Darin VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois, and Kaytie VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven sisters and one brother.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great gramdchildren. She loved to watch the hummingbirds at their feeder, watching television, and linen painting.

Funeral services for Evelyn M. Cook will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, with Amber Tooley officiating.

Visitation time will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

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

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Charlene D. Fite

Charlene D. Fite

Charlene D. Fite

Graveside services for Charlene D. Fite, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at State Line Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
She was born the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel McBee, on August 18, 1925 in Jerome, Arizona and died September 29, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

On June 20, 1945 she married a rancher, Charles B. Fite in Mountainair, New Mexico, who preceded her in death March 17, 2003.

The couple moved cattle and horses by train to a ranch near Lanton, Missouri in March of 1952. Once in the area, the Fites were instrumental in establishing Glenwood School.

She is survived by three children, Walter Fite and his wife Pamela, Missouri City, Texas; Richard Fite and his wife Bonnie, West Plains, Missouri, Continue reading

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Glendell Keith Brewer

Glendell Keith Brewer

Glendell Keith Brewer

Funeral services for Glendell Keith Brewer, 77, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Pottersville, Missouri, with Pastor Jerry Arnold officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home,Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Joe Brewer and Fonda Blankenship Brewer, on March 5, 1940 in Alton, Missouri and died September 29, 2017 in Pottersville, Missouri.

He was united in marriage October 4, 1960 in Alton, Missouri to Daisy Simpson.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy Simpson Brewer, of the home, Pottersville, Missouri; three children, Alvie Brewer, Springfield, Missouri; Jennifer Wilson and husband Robert, Pottersville, Missouri, and Shawanna Taylor and husband Rick, Pottersville, Missouri; one brother, Kyle James Brewer, Pottersville, Missouri; one sister, Gail Hand and husband Willard, Pottersville, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Alicia Luna and husband Rick, Dora, Missouri; Continue reading

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Robert Maupin

Robert Maupin, 84, O’Fallon, Missouri, died September 19, 2017.

Funeral services for Robert Maupin will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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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Lavern O. Miller

Lavern O.Miller

Lavern O. Miller

Lavern O. Miller was born the son of Claude Earl Miller and Doshia Ray (Leek) Miller on October 7, 1921 in Rockbridge, Missouri and died on September 10, 2017 at his home in Willow Springs, Missouri at the age of 95 years.

He was united in marriage on April 16, 1946 to Jessie M. Williams.

He is survived his wife, Jessis Mae Miller; one daughter, Beverly Tooley and husband, Kenneth, one son-in-law, Perry Durnell; three brothers, George Miller, Willis Miller and Dorman Miller; one sister, Allie Gentry; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Doshia Miller; one daughter, Betty Jane Durnell; two brothers, Therman Miller and Marvin Miller; two sisters, Geneva Miller and Jane Dubil; and one great great grandchild.

Lavern joined the U. S. Army on August 19, 1942, landed on Omaha Beach on July 10, 1944, and followed General Patton through France and Germany ending up in Salzburg, Austria at the end of World War II.

Lavern was a Christan and a member of the Pomona Christian Church.

He began working for the Frisco Railroad after returning from the war and retired after thirty six year of service.

He was an avid fisherman and also loved spring turkey season and squirrel hunting. Lavern and Jessie Mae would often fish and hunt together.

Lavern loved baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. He played baseball and softball and coached softball teams in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He still loved to watch the Willow Springs High School softball team play.

Most of all, Lavern loved spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by his family and all those that knew him.

Church services will be held at 2:00 PM at the Pomona Christian Church on Wednesday September 13, 2017 with Reverend Marcus Allen and Reverend Scott Tooley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 PM until service time.
Burial will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.
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William R. McGuire

William R. McGuire

William R. McGuire

William Robert (Bill) McGuire was born August 10, 1940 in Redlands, California, and passed away September 8, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri. Bill will be remembered by his family and friends as a mentor and caring person. His quick mind and dry sense of humor was such an enjoyment, and will be missed.

He was accomplished at so many things in his life. He loved sports, especially baseball. In his younger years, he was an outstanding baseball pitcher. He pitched two no-hitters, (one a perfect game), and was voted Most Valuable Player when in high school. He entered municipal government service with the City of Redlands at age 19 and it became his life’s work. Starting as an entry level file clerk, he rose to the position of Finance Director as well as City Manager of multiple cities over a 45+ year career. He also loved his life as a gentleman rancher. Over the years he had orchards, cattle and American Quarter Horses. He enjoyed competing in sheepdog trials with several of his Border Collies he trained through the years.

Bill is survived by the following: Pam his wife, Sister Dorothy Boyce and husband Larry, Brother David McGuire and wife Mary Ellen, children Mike McGuire and wife Donna, Kim McGuire Bryant and husband Kirk, Kelly McGuire Ebner and husband Werner, step children Maureen Barnett and husband Rial, Deana Tison and husband Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford, mother Roberta, sister Barbara, and brother Ed. He also had 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren with another due in October.

There will be a get together of friends and family at the Caulfield Community Center Thursday September 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please come and celebrate Bill’s life with us.

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