Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren was born the daughter of Donald Warren and Wilanette Barnett Warren on July 21, 1962, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and departed this life on September 11, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 55 years.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Warren of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Donna Clairiday of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Joyce Reed of Springfield, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including, one special great-great nephew, Justus Sleeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Warren and Wilanette (Warren) Moss; two brothers, Phillip Warren and Ronald Warren; and one nephew, Matthew Jewell.

Wanda was a graduate of Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1984.

Later, she was employed at a Sheltered Workshop in Springfield, Missouri, for more than fifteen years.

She enjoyed crafts, quilting, jewelry making, and adult coloring books.

Wanda was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith.

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

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Stateline Pentecostal Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

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Carl Day

Carl Day

Carl Day

Carl Mannard Day was born the son of Oscar Day and Arvilla Davis Day on April 21, 1919, in Brandsville, Missouri, and departed this life September 16, 2017, at National Health Care in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 98 years.

He was united in marriage on August 10, 1940, at West Plains, Missouri, to Iva Jeanette Jones, who preceded him in death on June18, 2009.

He is survived by four children, Janet Phipps and husband, Calvin of Koshkonong, Missouri, Sonny Day and wife, Shirley of West Plains, Missouri, Mary Brite of Bay Minette, Alabama, and Jimmy Day of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Arvilla Day; his wife, Iva Day; one son-in-law, Jim Brite; two brothers, Paul Day and David Day; one infant brother; six sisters, Lorene Bussell, Louise Golden, Lucille Golden, Dowan Hunsperger, Hazel Fetrow, and Alice Brown.

Mr. Day was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Carl was a farmer at heart, owning cattle, horses, and chickens. He enjoyed working on his farm and was known to use the brushhog up until the age of ninty years.

He was a Christian and a faithful member of the Stateline Pentecostal Church, where he served as Deacon.

Carl was a dedicated family man and will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Carl Day, age 98, of Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

 

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Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr. was born the son of Herbert Gaines, Sr. and Anna Marie Stroup Gaines on December 5, 1932, in Kerwin, Kansas, and departed this life September 14, 2017, at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage on July 17, 1955, at Thayer, Missouri to Eva Belle Hubbard, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2012.

He is survived by five children, Terry Gaines of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Peggy Stanley and husband, Mike of Highland, Arkansas, Paul Gaines and wife, Lanae of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Lindal Gaines and wife, Laura of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Keith Gaines of Dallas, Texas; seventeen grandchildren, Corey, Jarad, Micaiah, Ruth, Rebekah, Rachel, Michael, Sarah, Hannah, Jonathan, Jesse, Dustin, Ethan, Jacob, Lashae, Colby and Mason; thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor Gaines of Scranton, Kansas; two sisters, Myrtle Sorrell of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Lois Adkins of Shenandoah, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Anna Gaines; his wife, Eva Gaines; five brothers, Charles, Gordon, Kenneth, Clayton and Ray Gaines; three sisters, Martha East, Leota DuBois and Mae Poulette.

Mr. Gaines was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Herbert loved music and especially enjoyed playing his guitar.

He was a small engine repairman by trade and was employed at Sims Tire Shop for several years.

He was a member of the Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Herbert Gaines, Jr. , age 84, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Mike Stanley officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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Sherry Ann Fleming

Sherry Fleming

Sherry Fleming

Sherry Ann Fleming was born the daughter of Wayne and Barbara Fleming on October 5th 1961 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Sherry departed this life September 10th 2017 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 55 years.

She graduated from a Noble High School in 1979. She went on to work for the United States Postal Service for more than 20 years before retiring to Missouri. In Missouri she lived her dream, riding horses, crafting, quilting, dancing, fishing and having quality time with those she loved.

If you knew Sherry, you would know she loved life. She was all heart and no nonsense. In life you sometimes are blessed to come across a person like her. She’d tell you how it is, how it was and will then hug you with the warmest embrace to say I love you. Her love for her family and animals was more than special. She lived on her own terms and dared you to try and stop her or get in her way.

Her infectious smile and hearty laugh will be missed as the night sky would miss the stars if they were taken away. There will be a void without her, but we have our memories. We love you more than you know and will forever miss you!

Sherry is survived by her Mother, Barbara Fleming of Thayer; Sister Terri Kehne of Oregon; Daughter Jessica Bryant and husband ShiMeen King of Oklahoma; Daughter Morgan Cox husband Travis Cox of Oklahoma; Granddaughters Tatiana Bryant and Chutai King and Grandson Hoyt Cox; Boyfriend Walter Mattes; Her other kids Willy Boy, Jackson, Ivy, Maddie, Thor, Niki and Tory.

Memorial services for Sherry, will be held Thursday, September 14th, 2017, at 5:00 PM at the First Church of God in Thayer, followed by a Sunset Graveside Service at 7:15 PM at the Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery in Thayer.

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Leland Martin

Leland Martin was born the son of Noel B. Martin and Mary C. Clark Martin on November 8, 1933, in Stone County, Arkansas, and departed this life September 10, 2017, at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by three brothers, Earl E. Martin and wife, Ruth of Willow Springs, Illinois, Vernon Martin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Leon Martin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Velma Rogers of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Mary Martin; and two sisters, Ruby Parmley and Lorene Martin.

He loved animals, especially his dog, Snow and enjoyed gardening.

He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Leland Martin, will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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Elaine Martin-Barnett

Elaine Martin-Barnett

Elaine Martin-Barnett

Elaine Del Martin-Barnett was born the daughter of Allen Clay Waldron and Lorna Del Rogers on March 7, 1949, in Port Angeles, Washington, and departed this life September 9, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 68 years.

She was united in marriage on July 8, 1967, at Yakima, Washington, to Tom Ray Martin, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2005. She was united in marriage on September 9, 2009, at Thayer, Missouri to Fred Barnett.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Barnett of Thayer, Missouri; fourteen children, Rusty Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Tim Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Julie Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Freddie Barnett of New Orleans, Louisiana, Robert Martin of Middleton, Tennessee, Valerie Magnuson of Bakersfield, Missouri, David Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Marcus Martin of Koshkonong, Missouri, Christopher Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Noah Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Sandra Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Shonda Martin and Michael Martin, both of West Plains, Missouri and Victoria Barnett of Pacific, Missouri; twenty-four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Skidmore of Fresno, California; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Lorna Waldron; her first husband, Tom Martin; and one son, Edward Martin.

Elaine owned and operated Old Time Flea Market and Martin Salvage and Grocery in Thayer and Centerville, Missouri for several years.

She was a collector of antiques and an avid collector of Elvis Presley Memorabilia.

She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

Elaine was a devoted wife, loving mother, and cherished grandmother, always filling her home with love for her family.

She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Elaine will be held Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Richard Binkley officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Nora E. Hollis

Nora Hollis

Nora Hollis

Nora E. Hollis was born the daughter of Ed Storms and Maggie Combs Storms on July 28, 1924, at Jobe, Missouri, and passed September 8, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 93 years.

She was united in marriage on January 20, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri to Royce Hollis, who preceded her in death on October 29, 2007.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie England Grumbein and husband, Eldon of Independence, Missouri; one grandson, Josh England of Santa Monica, California; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Maggie Storms; her husband, Royce Hollis; her son, David Hollis; her granddaughter, Becky England; seven brothers and sisters, Wellie Storms, Mammie Johnson, Artha Underwood, Helen Dennis, Margie Anderson, Hughie Davis and Hallie Storms.

Nora was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

During World War II, Nora was employed as Rosie the Riveter by Boeing Aircraft in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of seventeen.

After her marriage to Royce, Nora worked for Sunshine Biscuit Factory for several years. When they moved back to Oregon County, she was actively involved in the family farm operation.

Nora had a green thumb and loved working in all her gardens. She enjoyed her flowers, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, word search puzzles, reading, and studying her Bible.

She was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her delicious chicken and dumplings.

Nora was deeply devoted to her family and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Nora will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother David Langston, Brother Wayne Hurst, John England and Josh England officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home 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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Ruby L. Hollis

 

Ruby Lee Hollis

Ruby Lee Hollis

Ruby Lee Hollis was born the daughter of Otto Dowdy and Lourana Bell Dowdy on May 6, 1931, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and died on September 5, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.

She is survived by one son, David L. Hollis and wife, Kim of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Lisa Honeycutt and husband, Steve of Thayer, Missouri, Sandy Salmon and husband, Jim of Mountain View, Missouri, Jason Hollis and wife, Kim of Bristol, Virginia, Jessica Dewitt and husband, J.T. of Paragould, Arkansas, Melanie Andrews of Cabot, Arkansas and Rodney Hollis of Beebe, Arkansas; twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Dowdy and wife, Linda of Koshkonong, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Glen Hollis and wife, Wanda; one sister-in-law, Mary Tharp; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lourana Dowdy; her husband, Leahmon Hollis; one son, Boyd R. Hollis; one daughter, Joyce Hollis Workman; one great granddaughter, Meghan Honeycutt; one brother, Jesse Dowdy; two sisters, Tressie Michaels and Lora Abney.

Ruby enjoyed being busy. She had several different occupations during her working years, which included working in the chicken plant in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She was a baker, baking beautiful wedding cakes for several years. She was a farmer and worked at McDonald’s in Thayer until the age of 79 years.

She was a Christian and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

Ruby enjoyed her garden, flowers, sewing and crocheting. She was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her delicious pies.

Even though Ruby was a busy lady, she always found time to cook a good meal and share with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were special to her. She cherished each moment she was blessed to spend with them. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Ruby L. Hollis will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother David Langston and Brother Darrell Mitchell officiating.

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

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Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Wayne Roberts, son of Lovel Allen and Hattie Marie Roy Roberts, was born July 2, 1940, at Couch, Missouri. He went home to be with the Lord September 2, 2017, at the age of seventy-seven years.

He was united in marriage October 15, 1960, at Lebanon, Missouri, to Betty Johnson. To this union four lively children were born, full of love and wander.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Betty Roberts of the home in Alton, Missouri; four children, Shelia Roberts and special friend, Kris Cotham of Thayer, Missouri, Kimber Roberts and wife, Ramona of Couch, Missouri, Sonyia Gower and husband, Mark of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Kalan Roberts and wife, Alicia of Alton, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, Josh and wife, Joanne, Emily and husband, Andy, Anthony and wife, Lyndsey, Kenny, Seth and wife, Jessica, Monica and husband, Michael, Serena, Zachary, Kyle, Alyssa and husband, Blake, MaKaylah and Sawyer; seven great-grandchildren, Caden, Jillian, Lydia, Juliet, Ella, Eimear, and Jennings; one brother, J.D. Roberts of Couch, Missouri; one aunt, Inis Roberts of Thayer, Missouri; a host of cousins, nieces; nephews; in-laws; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lovel and Hattie Roberts; one brother, Dale Roberts and one sister, Rita Doris Roberts.

Kenneth began his elementary education at Dry Creek Country School where he graduated eighth grade. He finished his education at Couch High School, graduating with the class of 1958, which he affectionately called “Couch University”.

Kenneth was inherent to work. Starting at a young age, he helped his father on the farm milking cows, baling hay and hoeing cotton and corn. At age15, he worked for Pigman Ranch.

Throughout his working career, he was a truck driver for a limestone company, worked on road construction as a bridge builder, drove stock trailers hauling cattle and hogs to numerous states, cut logs, hauled stave blocks and “starvation sticks” or cord wood, hauled hay, was a beef cattle operator, and retired from Missouri Department of Transportation in 1999, after twenty-two years of service.

Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite sport was trapping and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was of the Baptist faith and came to know the Lord as his personal Savior and friend.

Family was Kenneth’s treasure in life. Even as death drew near and the family surrounded his bed, memories were vivid as he recalled special time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

His devotion to family, his laugh, loving nature, and willingness to help others, will always be remembered by his family, friends, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jason Roberts and Brother James Ray officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Burial will be on the Roberts Family Farm near Alton with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Frank Herring

Frank Herring

Frank Herring

Franklin Lee Herring was born the son of Hershell Lee Herring and Leta Omega Laverty Herring on May 24, 1959, in Sumter County, South Carolina and departed this life on August 26, 2017, at his home in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 58 years.

He was united in marriage on August 18, 1986, in Fritch, Texas to Charlene Bresee.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Herring of the home in West Plains, Missouri; three children, Jennifer Johnson and husband, Mike of Pomona, Missouri, Adam Herring and wife, Christina Higgins of West Plains, Missouri, and Summer Babb and husband. B.J. of Charleston, Missouri; two adopted children, Crystal Herring and Johnny Blakemore, both of the State of Texas; fourteen grandchildren; one expected great grandchild; one brother, Vernon “Opie” Herring of Pampa, Texas; two sisters, Debbie Bridges of Pampa, Texas and Judy Huggins of Strafford, Texas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershell and Leta Herring, and three nephews.
Mr. Herring was a faithful member of the Pennwood Baptist Church.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed deer hunting and riding motorcycles. Even though he enjoyed most outdoor activities, what he loved and cherished most was time spent with his family.

He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Frank Herring will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Donnie Finley officating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 29th from 1:00 until service time.

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

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