Paul James Roberts

Paul Roberts PhotoPaul James Roberts was born the son of Paul J. Roberts and Juanita Blankenship Roberts on June 27, 1939, in Couch, Missouri, and died April 21, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage on March 9, 1984 in Oregon County, Missouri to Maxine Pole Fitzgerald.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Roberts of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three children, Dean Roberts and wife, Debbie of Myrtle, Missouri, Casey Roberts and wife, Kelly of Gatewood, Missouri , and Paula Fuller and husband, Daren of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one step-son, James Fitzgerald and wife, Heather of Jupiter, Florida; eight grandchildren, Jeffery, Krystle, Cody, Douglas, Cassie, Deshia, Drew, and Rowan; four great grandchildren, Dominick, Hunter, Kolt and Annalee; one brother, Ray Roberts and wife, Janet of Couch, Missouri; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Juanita Roberts; one brother, Kelly Roberts; and two sisters, Betty Pingleton and Sharon Kay Wilburn.

He was a Christian and attended the State Line Pentecostal Church.

Paul was a farmer and a well-known trapper in this area. He enjoyed listening to running dogs, coon hunting, fishing and gardening.

Paul was an honest man, always willing to help where help was needed. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services for Paul James Roberts will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 23rd from 6-8 PM.

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William J. Ostrom

William Ostrom PhotoWilliam John Ostrom was born the son of Adolph Ostrom and Rose (Wagner) Ostrom on July 26, 1934, in Hardy. Arkansas and died April 19, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 82 years.

He was united in marriage on November 30, 1968, in Eugene, Oregon to Sally Wood who preceded him in death on September 28, 2009.

He is survived by two sisters, Erma Woods of Alton, Missouri and Linda Holman and husband, Larry of Trumann, Arkansas; eight nieces and nephews, Phyllis Ballard, Doris Farthering, Becky Mesh, Debby Renshaw, Renea Burchfield, Larry Holman, Robbie Holman and Jerry Woods, several great nieces and great nephews; two step-daughters, Gail Fletcher of Eugene, Oregon and Sheryl Shipp of Junction City, Oregon; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Rose Ostrom; his wife, Sally Ostrom; one brother, Robert Ostrom; two sisters, Betty Stark and Vida Ostrom and one step-son, Eddy Wood.

William was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Army.

He was employed by Georgia Pacific Lumber Company in Eugene, Oregon for many years. After returning to Oregon County, he became a full time farmer, an occupation he dearly enjoyed.

William will truly be missed by his family, friends and the neighborhood in which he lived.

Funeral services for William J. Ostrom, age 82, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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John Henry Houser

John Henry Houser was born the son of Grover W. Houser and Hazel (Emmons) Houser on April 19, 1941, in Saint Louis, Missouri, and died April 18, 2017, in Crown Point, Indiana, at the age of 75 years.

He was united in marriage on October 8, 1970, in Saint Louis, Missouri, to Carol Sue Lawson and to this union two children were born, Jonni Houser and Franki Houser. He was united in marriage in 1984, in Saint Clair, Missouri, to Candice Jones and to this union two children were born, Nicole Houser and Rachel Sweet. He was united in marriage in Alton, Missouri, on October 2, 2012, to Barbara (Montgomery) Kittrell.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Houser of Leasburg, Missouri; four children, Jonni Houser, Franki Houser, Nicole Houser and Rachel Sweet; six grandchildren, Jacob, Tristen, McKenzie, Brooklynn, David, and Trinity; and one brother, Ben Houser of Hobart, Indiana; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Hazel Houser; and one grandson, Cooper.

John was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Air Force.

He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, and loved the beauty of nature, especially red bud and dogwood trees.

He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for John Henry Houser, age 75, of Bourbon, Missouri, will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

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

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Phyliss Dills

Phyliss Dills

Phyliss Dills

Phyliss (McMakin) Dills was born the daughter of Cleo McMakin and Ethel (Cotton) McMakin on February 28, 1933 in Oregon County, Missouri, and departed this life April 11, 2017 at Fox Ridge Senior Living in Bryant, Arkansas, at the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage on February 19, 1952 in Thayer, Missouri, to Frank “Tommy” Dills, who preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.

She is survived by one son, Steve Dills and wife, Kim of Bryant, Arkansas; one daughter, Kimberly Mase and husband, Ron of Missouri City, Texas; six grandchildren, Tina Rhoades, Jeff Dills and wife, Phylis, Richard Dills and wife, Jill, Rachel Dills, Zachary Mase, and Brandon Mase; eight great-grandchildren, Jordan, Faith, Cooper, Karli, Addison, Aniston, Mya and Garrett; daughter-in-law, Joyce Dills Madden of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo and Ethel McMakin; one son, Rick Dills; one brother and five sisters.

Phyliss was an excellent cook and well known for her delicious chocolate pound cakes, hot rolls and cookies. Her favorite past time was spoiling and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of Grand Gulf Shiloh Church, and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will truly be missed by all.

Graveside services were Friday, April 14, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the Thayer Cemetery with Brother Dennis Williams officiating.

Burial was in Thayer Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

 

 

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LaTeresa Cooper

LaTercsa Cooper photo 1LaTeresa Marie Cooper was born the daughter of Loyd Phenix and Wanda Honnell Phenix on October 22, 1954, in Lake City, Arkansas, and died April 9, 2017, at her home in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 62 years.

She was united in marriage on August 28, 1981, at Hardy, Arkansas, to Eddie Cooper.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Cooper of the home in Thayer, Missouri; her mother, Wanda Phenix of Thayer, Missouri; three children, Heidi Eckman-Qualls and husband, Stan of Thayer, Missouri, Lynsey Miller and husband, Jeremy of Thayer, Missouri and Justin Cooper of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Zackary, Mason, Jaxon, Stetson, Ransom and Emmett; one sister, Freddie Bruce of Myrtle, Missouri; three brothers, Michael Phenix of West Plains, Missouri, Jack Phenix of Springfield, Missouri and Rob Phenix of West Plains, Misssouri; several nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Loyd Phenix.

LaTeresa enjoyed being outdoors and watching her grandchildren. She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

She will be remembered as a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Graveside services for LaTeresa Cooper will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

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

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Goldie Dawson Davenport

Goldie Davenport photo 1Goldie (Powell) Dawson Davenport was born the daughter of Ocal Powell and Leta Rutledge Powell on April 8, 1927, in Oregon County Missouri, and died April 7, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 89 years.

She was united in marriage on January 18, 1946, in Salem, Arkansas, to Marvin Dawson, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1976. She was united in marriage on February 14, 1981, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to George Davenport, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2008.

She is survived by four children, Glenda Sue Todd and husband, Junior, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Delories Dianne Dodd and husband, Danny of Truman, Arkansas, Floyd Jay Dawson of Harrisburg, Arkansas and Larry Dean Dawson of Thayer, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; eleven great- great grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Palmer of Thayer, Missouri and Viola Herndon of Houston, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Shirley (Powell) Torrey of Alton, Missouri and Barbara Powell of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; one son, Calbert Ray Dawson; one daughter, Emma Lea Dawson; one grandson, James Bruce Gilmer, Jr; two great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Joe, Claude, Clarence and Gilbert Powell.

Goldie was a long time member of the Midway Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, quilting and word search puzzles.

She was deeply devoted to her family and will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Goldie Dawson Davenport will be held, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Anthony Woods officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

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Osker Cleatis Boyd

Osker Cleatis Boyd

Osker Cleatis Boyd

Osker Cleatis Boyd was born the third child of Luther and Agnes (Lutz) Boyd on April 3, 1923, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and departed this life on April 1, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 93 years and 11 months.

He was united in marriage on June 20, 1963, at Winnemucca, Nevada, to Peggy Jean Gray, who preceded him in death on March 30, 2014.

He is survived by his children: Lou Ann Bonser and husband, Bill of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Jack Boyd and wife, Kathy of Guymon, Oklahoma, Mike Boyd and wife, Penny of Durham, Oklahoma, Tammy Dorton of Thayer, Missouri, and Gary Boyd and wife, Becky of Merriott Island, Florida; grandchildren, Becky Dye and husband, Bill of Minnesota, Billy Bonser and wife, Linda of Oregon, Brenda Schwartz and husband, Tim of Minnesota, Jackie Francis and husband, Clay of Texas, Trenton Boyd and wife, Mendy of Texas, Ruth Dorton of New York, Gregory, Ryan, Patrick, and Aaron Boyd, all of Florida; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Peggy Jean (Gray) Boyd; his parents; all three brothers and their wives: Wilson Boyd and Opal, then Hazel, Irvin Boyd and Earlene, and Raymond Boyd and Eva Lou; all of his uncles and aunts; many cousins and friends; several nieces and nephews; and one grandson, Robert Boyd.

Cleatis was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet-maker for many years. He was a maintenance worker for a hospital in Nevada and a college in California. He was employed at Cover Lumber Company in the 70’s. He retired in 1985 from Tonkawa Oil Refinery in Arnett, Oklahoma, then returned to Thayer in 1998. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars until his health declined.

He will be remembered for always wearing overalls, his woodworking skills, his fondness of people and his happy disposition.

Graveside services for Osker Cleatis Boyd will be held, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 11:00 AM at the Arytown Cemetery, near Thayer.

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

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Charles Pease, II

Charles Pease II

Charles Pease II

Charles Talmage Pease II was born the son of Charles T. Pease and Mary Lee (Hart) Pease on January 15, 1958, in Fort Rucker, Alabama, and departed March 22, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 59 years.

As a member of a military family, Charlie found a love for travel, the outdoors, and the arts. After becoming an adult, Charlie canoed the length of the Mississippi River with his best friend, Cory. In his early twenties, he also bicycled around Europe. A true Renaissance Man, Charlie had a passion and love for many things in life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, working on the family’s ranch, and most of all, painting. His talent for everything he did amazed many people. He loved teaching in the Artic Circle and thoroughly enjoyed spending time coaching his boys and girls on the wrestling team. His love of life and knowledge will continue to live on through the lives he changed and touched.

Along with a tremendous amount of love, Charlie leaves behind his father and mother, Charles “Chuck” and Mary Lee Pease of Koshkonong, Missouri; his sister, Pamela Pease-Spreutels and her husband, Kenneth and his niece, Kendra of Rogers, Arkansas; as well as his fiancé, Laura Knisley of Koshkonong, Missouri and her daughters, Tina and Katie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Koltes-Pease.

His contagious personality and warm demeanor will be missed by many more family members, friends, and the communities in which he lived.

Memorial services will be held, Friday, March 31, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bud Adams and Jeanette Bragg officiating.

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

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Geraldine “Geri” Williams

Geraldine “Geri” Williams was born the daughter of David Williams and Sadie Josephine (Bales) Williams on August 30, 1943, in Portland, Oregon, and died March 24, 2017, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 73 years.

She is survived by her mother, Josephine “Jo” Williams of Thomasville, Missouri; one brother, Jim Williams and wife, Mary of West Plains, Missouri; one nephew, Jeff Williams and special friend, Joyce Ledbetter of West Plains, Missouri; one great nephew, Ryan Williams and wife, Renee; one great-great nephew, Keegan; one great-great niece, Haley; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Williams.

Geri was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Thomasville, attending as long as health permitted.

She was an avid Country Western Music fan and enjoyed the Grand Old Opry.

She loved her family and will truly be missed by all who knew her

Graveside services will be held, Thursday, March 30th at 1:00 PM at the Woodside Cemetery in Thomasville, Missouri with Brother Charles Trantham officiating.

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

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Gwen Leader

Gwen Leader, age 78, of Thayer, Missouri, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 2:58 AM in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11:00 AM at the Thayer Cemetery with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

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

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

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