Vida Combs

Vida Combs, age 92, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, died at 9:00 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. 

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Jason Roberts officiating.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Roberta Godwin

Roberta Godwin

Roberta Godwin

Ruby Roberta Godwin was born the daughter of Hubert Cathorall and Ruby (Landreth) Cathorall on January 22, 1940, in Carlinville, Illinois and departed this life October 19, 2014, in Salem, Arkansas at the age of 74 years.

She was united in marriage May 5, 1956, in Edwardsville, Illinois to Martin Edward Godwin, who preceded her in death on February 21, 2009.

She is survived by nine children, Brenda Smith and fiancé, Griffin Arnold, Brent Godwin and wife, Angela, Becky Quilhot and husband, Bill, Sherry Waller and husband, Paul, Stephen Godwin and wife, Sheila, Philip Godwin and wife, Annette, Karen Crowe and husband, James, Sarah Inabinett and husband, Bleu, and Paula Johnson and husband, Corey; thirty grandchildren, Christopher Sims and wife, Jacky, Bryan Sims, Kerry Sims and wife, Lyna, Zachary Sims and wife, Madison, Jordan Smith, Keeleigh Smith, Tiffany Presley, Corey Godwin and wife, Lauren, Ezekiel Quilhot, Isaac Quilhot, Daniel Quilhot, Meghan Stowell, Leah Newman and husband, Joshua, Blaine Waller, Gabriel Waller, Jessica Brooke Waller, Seth Godwin, Sagen Godwin, Terra Marie Godwin, Nathanael Godwin, Zoe Godwin, Cameron Clark, Alyson Everright, Cassidy Everright, Luke Inabinett, Alec Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Madelyn Crowe, Eli Crowe, and Eric Crowe; nine great grandchildren, Julia, Chandler, Gavin, Avery, Landen, Chase, Titus, Luke, and Jayden; two sisters, Helen Mann and husband, Morris, and Carolyn Golden; two brothers, Daniel Cathorall and wife, Kay, and Mike Cathorall and wife, Jody; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Duty; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Ruby Cathorall; her husband, Martin Godwin: one son, Joseph Godwin; one grandson, Erik Sims; two great grandsons, William and Michael Stowell; one brother, Earl Cathorall; and one sister, Elsie Duty.

Roberta was a dedicated homemaker, and an excellent seamstress, making most of her children’s clothes. She was a wonderful cook, especially known by her family and friends for her delicious apricot pies.

Her favorite pastime was reading, but her greatest passion in life was her family. She dearly loved each and everyone and treasured time spent with all.

She was a Christian lady and a member of the Evening Light Message Church.

Roberta will be remembered by family and friends for her sweet gentle spirit and loving compassion. She was an inspiration to all by the life she lived with her unconditional love, strong Christian faith, and great determination, even in the midst of her trials of life.

She will be greatly missed beyond words, but never forgotten.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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James Frost

James Frost

James J. Frost was born the son of Elishia Frost and Nova Bell (Strain) Frost on March 20, 1927, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life October 15, 2014, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

He was united in marriage on January 24, 1945, at Alton, Missouri, to Joie Smith, who preceded him in death on May 24, 1993. He was united in marriage December 8, 1994, at West Plains, Missouri, to Vera Smith.

He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Vera Frost of Alton, Missouri; five daughters, Kay Childers and husband, Ronnie of Alton, Missouri, Faye Holesapple and Aline Walker, both of Alton, Missouri, Christine Simmons and husband, Ben of Prattsville, Arkansas and Geraldene Nelson of Eugene, Oregon; eleven grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard Frost of Alton, Missouri, Willie Frost of St. Louis, Missouri, and Floyd Frost of Alton, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elishia and Nova Frost; four brothers, Joy, Eugene, John and Roy Frost; one half sister, Rhoda Hollis; two half brothers, Paul Barton and Everett Frost; and one grandson, Scott Morgan.

James was an outdoorsman. He worked in the timber business, owning and operating Frost Sawmills for many years. He also was an inventor, creating and selling a unique sawblade sharpener, used in many area sawmills.

In his pastime, he enjoyed woodworking, being with friends at deer and turkey camp, and traveling the country in his RV.

James was faithful to attend the Evening Time Lighthouse Church in Alton, as long as health permitted.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by his family and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services for James J. Frost, age 87, of Alton, Missouri, will be held Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Forest Farmer officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until service time.

Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery near Alton, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

Mr. Frost’s body will Lie-in-State at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Saturday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Evening Time Lighthouse Church near Alton and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Willie Kornegay

Winfred Norris Kornegay was born the son of Alfred Norris Kornegay and Ansil (Smalley) Kornegay on April 5, 1928, in Marvell, Arkansas, and departed this life October 15, 2014, at his home near Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

He was united in marriage November 2, 1948, in San Angelo, Texas to Vivian Lucille Vaughn.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Vivian Kornegay of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three sons, Winfred Norris “Buddy” Kornegay, Jr. and wife, Linda of Mondamin, Iowa; Scott Nathaniel Kornegay and wife, Debbie of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Jeffrey Vaughn Kornegay and wife, Karen of Thayer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kara Icard, Kirk Kornegay, Alan Kornegay, and Ryan Kornegay; six great grandchildren, Noah Icard, Nathaniel Icard, Lilly Icard, Chelsie Kornegay, Ryan Kornegay, Jr., and Raven Kornegay; two sisters, Sylvia Atkinson and husband, Johnny of Elaine, Arkansas, and Lois Holloway and husband, Charles of Marvell, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ansil Kornegay and one sister, Sue.

Mr. Kornegay was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force. While stationed in South Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Stateside, Winfred worked in Military Radar Communications. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1967 after twenty-three years of honorable service.

Willie and Vivian enjoyed country life and the time spent together on the family farm. Willie was a livestock farmer and enjoyed feeding and caring for his herd of beef cattle.

He was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral Services for Winfred “Willie” Kornegay, age 87, of Thayer, Missouri, will be Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time.

Burial, with military honors, will be in the Jeff Cemetery, near Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in his memory, to the Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at the funeral home.

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Tommie Frisbee

Tommie M. Frisbee, age 91, of St. James, Missouri, died at 3:10 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at his home. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

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J.D. Collins

J.D.Collins

J.D. Collins

Joseph Davis “J.D.” Collins was born the son of Joe Davis Collins and Ida M. (England) Collins on July 17, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and departed this life October 5, 2014, in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 82 years.

He was united in marriage in 1959, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Martha Lindsey.

He is survived by one daughter, Joy Jackson and husband, Chuck of Independence, Missouri; three sons, Bob Collins and wife, Tabatha of Batesville, Arkansas, Clint Collins and wife, Karla of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Danny Collins and wife, Trang of Merriam, Kansas; two step-sons, Mike and Gaylin Hatfield of Batesville, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Margie Collins of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ida Collins; special sister, Wanda Davis; one grandson, Clint Ashley Collins; one step granddaughter, Lisa Hatfield; five brothers, Lanis, Leonard, Lemuel, Lawrence, and Clarence Collins; and one infant sister.

Mr. Collins was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He worked at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri as a Boiler Operator for several years.

J.D. enjoyed fishing in Spring River, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed watching both the Cardinals and the Royals baseball games.

He was a kind and caring man and will truly be missed by his family and his friends at Shady Oaks Healthcare.

Funeral Services will be Friday, October 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Floyd Rikard officiating.

The body will lie in state at the Funeral Home on Friday from 8:00 AM until service time.

Burial will be in the Flint Cemetery, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer

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Notra Hensley

Notra Hensley

Notra Hensley

Notra Vercie (McGhee) Hensley was born the daughter of A.L. McGhee and Jessie (Rogers) McGhee on July 14, 1924, in Myrtle, Missouri. She departed this life October 3, 2014, and moved to her Heavenly home to be with her husband, Ben and three sons, Howard, Denzel and Gary.

She was united in marriage July 21, 1940, in Randolph County, Arkansas to Ben Hensley, who preceded her in death on August 6, 1984.

She is survived by two sons, Donald Hensley and wife, Fairy of West Plains, Missouri, and Russell Hensley and wife, Kathryn of Couch, Missouri; one daughter, Bonnie Williams and husband, Charles of West Plains, Missouri; four daughters-in-law, Jean Ann Hensley of Rogersville, Missouri, Kay Hensley of Koshkonong, Missouri, Teralyn Hensley of Alton, Missouri, and Charlene Williams of West Plains, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and one unborn great-great grandchild; three sisters, Delphia Lyle of Kansas City, Missouri, Margie Gall and husband, Virgil of the state of Washington, and Bernice Payne and husband, Albert of Alton, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.L. and Jessie McGhee; her husband, Ben Hensley: three sons, Howard, Denzel, and Gary Hensley; one granddaughter, April Hensley; one brother, Hanford McGhee; and two sisters, Lillie and Betty Jo McGhee.

Notra was a devoted homemaker, an excellent seamstress, and a wonderful cook. She was especially known by her family and friends for her delicious chicken and dumplings and apple butter.

She was a Christian lady and a lifetime member of the Cotton Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Notra will be remembered by family and friends for her sweet gentle spirit and loving compassion. She was an inspiration to all by the life she lived with her unconditional love, strong Christian faith, and great determination, even in the midst of many burdens and trials of life.

Notra was dearly loved by her family, church family, caregivers, and her family at Shepherd’s View.

She will be greatly missed beyond words, but never forgotten.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hensley will be Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Russell Hensley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time.

Burial will be in the Cotton Creek Cemetery near Couch, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory, to Cotton Creek Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.

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James Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin

James Kenneth Martin was born the son of James Frank Martin and Stella Vione (Graham) Martin on June 30, 1928, in Searcy County, Arkansas and departed this life September 17, 2014, at his home in Couch, Missouri at the age of 86 years.

He was united in marriage on June 3, 1950, in Harrison, Arkansas to Vinita Hancock.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Vinita Martin of the home in Couch, Missouri; one son, Dwight Eric Martin and wife, Kimberly Ann of Couch, Missouri; two grandsons, Blake Eric Martin and wife, Michelle of West Plains, Missouri, and Derrick James Martin of Springfield, Missouri; one great granddaughter, Kylee Brooke Martin; one great grandson, Wyatt Matthew Martin; two brothers, Dalph Martin of Hasty, Arkansas, and John Henry Martin and wife, Ardith of Hasty, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Stella Martin; an infant son, Arlin Carroll Martin; and two sisters, Bernice Earwood and Imogene Davis.

Kenneth was a graduate of the Mt. Judea High School in Newton County, Arkansas, graduating with the class of 1948.

Farm life was Kenneth and Vinita’s way of life. They lived and raised their family in Hasty, Arkansas for 33 years and continued the same farm tradition after moving to Couch. Through their dedication and Kenneth’s long hours and hardwork on the farm, they developed a successful livestock and beef cattle farming operation.

Kenneth had strong Pentecostal faith, reading and studying his Bible, and attending Midway Pentecostal Church as long as his health permitted.

He will be remembered as a devoted family man, and was well respected by his family, friends, and the community in which he lived.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, September 19, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer. Graveside services will follow on Friday at 3:00 PM in the Holmes Cemetery near Bellefonte, Arkansas with Brother Derwin Martin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

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Nadine Goodwin

Nadine Goodwin

Nadine Goodwin

Arnetta Nadine (Case) Goodwin was born the daughter of Melvin Edward Case and Lillian Lottie Fay (Combs) Case on June 18, 1938, in Myrtle, Missouri and departed this life September 14, 2014, in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage on September 8, 1956, at Alton, Missouri to Asa Garrison.

On May 27, 1982, she was united in marriage at Las Vegas, Nevada to Charles Goodwin, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2010.

She is survived by three children, Pam DuBois of Myrtle, Missouri, Van Garrison and wife, Diane of Thayer, Missouri, and Donnie Garrison of Myrtle, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, Erica Reynolds and Dewy DuBois, both of Hillsboro, Missouri, Shaina DuBois of Myrtle, Missouri, Brandon Childers, Mariah Childers, Amy Cypret, Annie Selfors, and Josh Garrison, all of Thayer, Missouri, Jamie Garrison of Springfield, Missouri, Amanda Floer of Leavenworth, Kansas, A.J. Garrison of Myrtle, Missouri, Amelia Crowder of Couch, Missouri, and Anthony Garrison and Brandy Garrison, both of Thayer, Missouri; eighteen great grandchildren, Morgan and Zach Reynolds, Abigail, Hannah and Rachel DuBois, Madison and Gabrielle DuBois, Adeline and Jasper Cypret, Caden Selfors, Gage Garrison, Emma and Olivia Floer, Parker, Riley and Ty Crowder, and Cailee and Camryn Garrison; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lillian Case; her husband, Charlie Goodwin; one son, Randy Garrison; and two sisters, Sherry Collins and Daphine Case.

Nadine was a homemaker and enjoyed listening to oldies music and the Gaither Gospel Singers. Her favorite pastime was watching movies; shopping, especially for shoes and purses; and attending auctions.

Her happy spirit and jolly laugh will truly be missed by her family and her friends at National Healthcare.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Joyce Taylor

Joyce Taylor

Joyce Irene (Garrison) Taylor was born the daughter of Oba Abner Garrison and Alice Coral (Cypret) Garrison on August 17, 1924, in Myrtle, Missouri and departed this life September 9, 2014, in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 90 years.

She was united in marriage December 2, 1942, in Thayer, Missouri to Grover L. Taylor, who preceded her in death on November 3, 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Dolores Larsen of Myrtle, Missouri, and Delilia Sahl and husband, Greg of St. Peters, Missouri; one son, Jeff Taylor and wife, Judy of Myrtle, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Joyce Harrison and husband, David of West Plains, Missouri, Adam Larsen and wife, Amanda of Myrtle, Missouri, Lori Beth Gallagher and husband, Scott of Lathrop, Missouri, Jonathan Michael Asta and wife, Jennifer of Bentonville, Arkansas, Joseph Patrick Asta of St. Peters, Missouri, Lauren Nicole Palmer and husband, Phillip of Bentonville, Arkansas, Christopher Arvin Taylor, Andrew William Taylor, and Sarah Lynne Taylor, all of Myrtle, Missouri; nine great grandchildren, Taylor, Sydney, Haylie Jo, Dylan, Ryder, Arizona, Cody, Stephenie, and Remington; two sisters, Mary June Hosselton and husband, Claren of Clay City, Illinois, and Martha Alice Watts of Kansas City, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oba and Alice Garrison; one sister, Geneva Bears; two brothers, Oba Garrison, Jr. and Vern William Garrison; and son-in-law, Paul Larsen.

Joyce was a dedicated homemaker with a servant’s heart. She was an excellent gourmet cook and always welcomed family, friends and even strangers to set around her table for a good home cooked meal.

Through the years, Grover and Joyce opened their doors to many individuals who were in need of a temporary place to call home. Each was greeted with open arms, fed, sheltered, encouraged with words of wisdom, and touched with love and compassion.

Joyce loved to sew and owned Joyce’s Sewing Shop in Myrtle for several years. Not only did she sew for family and friends, but also took orders for school cheerleading uniforms, made prom dresses and men’s business suits.

Joyce was a charter member of the Centerpoint Church of God of Prophecy, where she faithfully attended as long as health permitted. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; a loyal friend and neighbor. She will truly be missed by her family and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Taylor will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, on Friday evening, September 12th from 6:00until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Myrtle Cemetery at Myrtle, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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