Edith A. Green

Edith A. Green

Funeral services for Edith A. Green will be held at 11:00 a.m., December 5, 2018 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Edith passed away at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 with her loving son, Larry, at her side, just twelve days short her 95th birthday.

Edith was born December 13, 1923 to Ivo and Ruth Shipman Jones. She was the oldest of five children.

Edith A. Jones and Raymond “Pat” Green were married on Edith’s birthday in 1941. Their youngest son, Charles, was born on December 13, making December 13 a special day to celebrate.

Edith has always been an inspiration and role model to everyone that had the privilege to meet her. She always put other people’s thoughts, feelings, and needs before her own.

She is survived by her children, Larry, Jerry (Virginia), Bob (Judy), Charles (Becky), Ramona Coldliron (Jim), and Patsy Briggs-Stubbs (Henry); her sister, Jane Willis (Marvin); her brother, Jim Jones (Shirley); thirteen grandchildren, Randy Green, Theresa Laffery, Jesse Green, Jeffery Green, Corky Briggs, Kelly Briggs, Jacky Coldiron, Jimmy Coldiron, Pam Elliot, Aleeza Maciariello, Adam Green, Robert Green, and Michael Green; twenty-nine great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond (Pat); her son, Jacky Ray; her parents, Ivo and Ruth Jones; two grandchildren, Allen Green and Bradley Green; two sisters, Dolors Jones and Audra Thomas (Albert “Tommy”).

Edith will be laid to rest beside her husband of forty-seven years Raymond “Pat” and their son, Jacky Ray at New Hope Cemetery, Peace Valley, Missouri.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Edith Green’s name, and can be left at the funeral home.

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Lonnie Pyatt

Lonnie Pyatt

Lonnie Lee Pyatt, son of the late Daniel Roe Pyatt and Rosetta Smith Pyatt, was born November 16, 1934 in Irondale, Missouri and went to be with his Lord and Savior, November 29, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage June 20, 1953 in Arondall, Missouri to Leatha Stoke, who preceded him in death August 14, 2018.

He is survived by three children, Michael Pyatt and wife Bonnie, Pomona, Missouri; Rick Pyatt and wife Debbie, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Cathy Rulo and husband Robert, West Plains, Missouri; nine grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, and ten siblings.

He was a member of the Pomona Assembly of God Church, Pomona, Missouri. Lonnie and his wife had been in the ministry for fifty years. He loved to preach God’s word.

Funeral services for Lonnie Pyatt will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Visitation will Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the 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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Ruth Hildegard Pierlow

Ruth Hildegard Hartel Pierlow passed away November 22, 2018 in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born to Karl and Martha Drelich Hartel on August 15, 1924, in Breslau, Germany.

She was married to Victor Pierlow in 1955 in Germany while he was stationed there and came to the United States in 1956. They lived most of their married life in California and returned to Missouri in 1986 to care for Vic’s mother, Beulah Burgin Pierlow Hudson.

Ruth’s parents, husband and only daughter from a previous marriage, Rose Marie Irene Lupeats, preceded her in death. Ruth leaves behind several nieces and a host of friends and family who will miss her happy, positive personality.

Graveside services will be held in West Plains at Oaklawn Cemetery on November 28. 2018, at 1:00 p.m., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

 

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Elzie Willis Leveritt, Jr.

Elzie Willis Leveritt, Jr.

Funeral services for Elzie Willis Leveritt, Jr. 80 , will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mark Lewis ofticiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Elzie Willis Leveritt, Sr. and Helen Audrey Johnson Leveritt, on April 16, 1938 in Smackover, Arkansas and died November 17, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage December 6, 1958 to Mary Irene Clevenger, who preceded him in death. To this union four children were born, Billy Ray Leveritt and Virginia “Ginny” Kelley Leveritt Yeager, who preceded him in death, and Edwin PauI Leveritt, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania and Robin Ann Leveritt of Springfield, Missouri.

He later was united in marriage July 16, 2005 in West Plains, Missouri to Ruby Irene Wheeler, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: siblings, Carl and (Betty) Leveritt, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mike and (Gloria) Leveritt, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Randy and (Tammy) Leveritt and Ronny and (Judy) Leveritt, both of Smackover, Arkansas, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends.

He was also preceded in death by siblings: Margaret, Mary, Gene, James, Nancy, Arthur, and Bonnie; and one grandchild, Joshua Willis Leveritt.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 24,2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

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

 

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Dolores M. Lee

Dolores M. Lee

Dolores M. Lee

Dolores M. Lee , daughter of the late Sigmond Gordon and Lucy Matz Gordon, was born March 31, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois and died November 14, 2018 at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 78.

She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Petrucci, Vicki Zahn, and Diana Copanioni; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. She had obtained a bachelors degree and was a P.E. Instructor for the City of Chicago Park System.

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Dustin Dwight Bresee

Dustin Bresee

Dustin Dwight Bresee was born in West Plains, Missouri, the son of James B. Bresee and Gina Smith Bresee on March 28, 1991, and departed this life on November 16, 2018 in Caulfield, Missouri at the age of 27 years.

He is survived by his three children, Katelinn, Jaden and Noah Bresee, all of the home in Caulfield, Missouri; his parents, James and Gina Bresee of West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Thomas Bresee and fiancée, Katelyn, and Andrew Bresee, all of West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Heather Bryant and husband, Nathen, and Elizabeth Bresee and fiancée, Simeon, all of West Plains, Missouri; grandparents, Thomas and Linda Smith of Neodesha, Kansas; great grandmothers, Lorriane McRoberts of Neodesha, Kansas and Juanita Smith of Fort Scott, Kansas; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; cousins; other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Esther Bresee.

Dustin was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

He was a carpenter. He enjoyed drawing and playing with his kids. Dustin was an avid outdoorsman and always looked forward to deer season and he also enjoyed fishing.

He loved and cherished time spent with his family and will be remembered as a devoted father, son and brother. Dustin will truly be missed by all that knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Berean Baptist Church in West Plains, Missouri with Brother Donnie Finley officiating.

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

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Wanda Jean McKinney

Wanda Jean McKinney

Wanda Jean (Davis) McKinney was born on February 27, 1946 in Camp, Arkansas, the daughter of Elmo Lee Davis and Dorothy Jane Carolina (Hardin) Davis, and departed this life on November 14, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 72 years.

At the age of sixteen, she met the love of her life, Iva Paul McKinney. They were united in marriage on July 7, 1962 and spent fifty wonderful years of marriage before his death in 2012. To this union three sons were born, Joseph Daniel, Timothy Matthew and Stephen Mark.

She is survived by sons, Joseph Daniel McKinney and wife, Jodie Lynn, Timothy Matthew McKinney and Stephen Mark McKinney and wife, Rogia Annette, all of West Plains, Missouri. She is survived by her siblings, Paul Don Davis and wife, Wanda, Patsy Collins and husband, Tommy, and Fred Davis and wife, Teena, all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Daniel McKinney and wife, Crystal, Korrie Vance and husband, Jermyn, Bethany Sullivan and husband, Mike, Mariah McKinney and Travis McKinney; four great grandchildren, Zade Cypret, Oliver McKinney, Sierra Sullivan and Sloan McKinney; a close friend, Larry Mullison of Saratoga, Wyoming; many nieces; nephews; cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Dorothy Davis; her husband, Paul McKinney; one great grandson, Axel Bo; two infant sisters, Wilma and Alma Jewel Davis; and one brother, Donald Lee Davis.

Wanda was excellent cook and enjoyed getting together with her family and friends for a good home cooked meal. She enjoyed jig saw puzzles, writing and playing games. She was a great listener and was known for giving out many words of wisdom.

She gave her heart to the Lord Jesus Christ early in life. She built her life on the Rock, knowing that was how her eternal soul would survive. She loved the Word of God, reading and studying faithfully. For many years, she taught young people at church, hoping to instill in them the love for Christ. Even as her health failed, she still attended and enjoyed church services.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, raising her family in the Way of Jesus Christ. As much as she loved her family, her heart and mind was set on “making it to her eternal home” with a great desire that all family and friends would follow. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Wanda Jean McKinney will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in West Plains, Missouri with Pastor Mark McKinney officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in West Plains on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in West Plains, Missouri.

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Maxine Harpole

Maxine Harpole

Maxine Harpole

Maxine Dodson Harpole of Orange, Calif. passed away July 19, 2018. She was born January 3, 1922, in Thayer, Mo. to Lewis and Ila Dodson. Maxine is now praising the Lord with her husband, Chester and sons, Jim and Stanley along with siblings, John, Clarence, Jerry, Flo, Peggy, Clara and Mayme.

Maxine is survived by her daughters, Joan (Bob) and Kathy (Bernie) both from Orange County, Calif., and Lyn (Mike) residing in Martinsville, Va. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Faith, Kathryn, James, David, Manny, Ilah, Fred, Adam; and many great-grandchildren

She married Chester in 1939, they were blessed to have shared a loving relationship for 73 years.

Maxine has been a member of a Baptist Church since 1946, currently, Villa Heights Baptist Church in Martinsville, Va. She taught Sunday school for 55 years.

She loved working with her beautiful flowers. She was such a blessing to others as she exemplified what it was to be an amazing Christian Woman.

She will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 1:00pm, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains. Burial at Thayer Cemetery

 

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James Lynn Murrell

James Lynn Murrell

James Lynn Murrell, 68, of Willow Springs, Missouri, passed from this earth on October 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born to Jim Martin Murrell and Sarah Estelle Cearley Murrell on April 2, 1950.

James and Jeanne Feller Haubert Murrell were married April 21, 1984 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. James was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age. He was a member of Ingomar Masonic Lodge #536, and was on the MFA Advisory Board. He was also a “member” of Conley’s “good ole boy” club in Pomona and enjoyed his time with the guys there.

James was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, husband, stepfather, a good neighbor and friend to all. He was a wise, kind and gentle soul.

James had a passion for nature and the land. He worked the family farm where he was raised, and loved his Angus herd, “his girls.” He always planted for wildlife, loved growing vegetables and flowers, enjoyed canning and giving away his goods.

James worked for the Forest Service on the Mark Twain National Forest for 42 years, retiring December 31, 2011. He was a firefighter, fighting fires locally and west in California, Idaho, Wyoming and north in Minnesota. He was an expert timber faller, range technician, wilderness ranger, recreation technician, and a certified Para-Professional Archeologist for the Mark Twain. He knew the Mark Twain like no one else, and was called on many search and rescues by local law enforcement. At the end of his career he and many loyal volunteers took care of miles of trails on the Ridgerunner, Devil’s Backbone and other areas.

Together James and Jeanne took a number of trips to the California central coast. James was always on the trails, or exploring the beaches. Many trips took them to Wyoming, Yellowstone, the Badlands of South Dakota, Arizona including the Grand Canyon, and trails in Flagstaff and Sedona. The two spent their honeymoon in the Smokey Mountain National Park, exploring the battlefields of the south. They also went to western Michigan many times and to the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania. While traveling, James gained notoriety by looking like Phil on “Duck Dynasty.”

James is survived by his wife, Jeanne; stepdaughter Chris Noel Haubert and husband Randy, Marina, California; sisters, Pat McKee and husband, Dale, Willow Springs, Missouri, Linda Wade, Springfield, Missouri; brothers-in-law and wives, John and Bev Feller; Mike and Dianna Feller, West Plains, Missouri; Paul and Patty Feller, Cabot, Arkansas; Gary and Mary Bennett, Tempe, Arizona; sisters-in-law and husbands, Mary and Randy Berner, Nicole Layden, Mountain View, Missouri; Patty and Jack Ford, Springfield, Missouri; many nephews, nieces, family and friends. Special friend and “brother” John Armstrong and wife Jeannie, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Maria, Mike and Evan Funk, Independence, Missouri.

James was preceded in death by his parents, James Martin and Sarah Estelle Murrell; an infant brother; sisters, Lois Crider, Marinda Lea Katsorelos, Norma Vance and Ruth Wright.

James’ spirit will live on forever in those whose lives he touched.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Visitation time will also be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

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Edward Dale Anstine

Edward Dale Anstine

Edward Dale Anstine, 67, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Moko, Arkansas.

Ed was born on June 1, 1951 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Gerald (Pete) Anstine and Rosalie (Crick) Anstine.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Moko, Arkansas; two sisters, Linda Rose Johnson, West Plains, Missouri, and Patty Webb and husband Rick, West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Megan Landstine and husband, Ian, of Kingston, Washington and Hannah Hood and husband Austin, of Fort Sumter, South Carolina; one son, Aaron Anstine of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; one stepson, Chad Towns and wife Natalie, of Searcy, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Jasmin and Jade Anstine of Salem, Arkansas; Elaina Hood of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, and Colin Atlas Landstine of Kingston, Washington; one brother-in-law, Jim Gaffney of Mountain Home, Arkansas; one nephew, Jeremiah Johnson and wife, Sierena, West Plains, Missouri; two nieces, Tanya Webb, West Plains, Missouri and Tawny Roberts of West Plains, Missouri; two great nieces, Hope Roberts and Faith Roberts, both of West Plains, Missouri, and one great nephew, Chance Roberts, West Plains, Missouri; two uncles, Bob Anstine and wife Sue, West Plains, Missouri and Don Anstine and wife, Francis, Springfield, Missouri.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, David Johnson, and one niece Tracy Dawn Webb

Ed graduated from West Plains High School in 1969. Ed is an Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. He worked for many years as an accomplished carpenter.

Ed was an avid deer and turkey hunter. His love of nature and family spilled over into everything he touched. He lovingly built the family home for his wife Kathy. He never met a stranger and had a way of making everybody laugh. His family and friends were of utmost importance to him.

Ed was baptized at the First Assembly of God Church in West Plains, Missouri. He was a good honest, christian man.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 1316 Porter Wagoner Boulevard in West Plains, Missouri.

Graveside services for Ed Anstine will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Homeland Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Military rites will be conducted by the West Plains Honor Guard and the Missouri Veterans Program.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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