James Humphrey

James Humphrey

James Humphrey

After dedicating a life to service, James Lloyd Humphrey, Melbourne, Arkansas, died on February 13, 2018. James was born October 7, 1970, in Salem, Arkansas, to Jerry and Judith Humphrey. James was united in marriage to Novella Jett Humphrey. He was a 1989 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and the South Central Area Vocational School. He later attended Ozarka College and the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (1998-Class D). As a law enforcement officer, he served as a Fulton County Deputy, Izard County Criminal Investigator, and a special agent for the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force. In addition to law enforcement, James served fourteen years as a fireman and first responder. He was a deacon in the Melbourne First Baptist Church. As a special agent, he received medals of commendation from the DEA and the US Attorney’s Office. Yet, James’ greatest pride and happiness was found in his two children, Jared and Natalie.

Survivors include his wife, Novella; two children, Jared Humphrey and Natalie Humphrey; his parents, Jerry and Judy Humphrey; one sister, Joy Poulette (Donnie); his in-laws, Lester and Mozella Jett; one sister-in-law, Tonya Jedlicka (Dale); one brother-in-law, Navy Lieutenant Commander Leslie Jett; two uncles, Sam Casey (Brenda) and Floyd Casey; special neighbors, Dan and Betty Garwood; and a host of extra sons and daughters that were always welcomed in his home and heart.

He was preceded in death by his beloved paternal grandparents, Fred and Ruby Humphrey; maternal grandparents, Henry and Mary Casey; and one uncle, Thurman Casey.

He was a wonderful husband, loving father, and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed, but we have the peace of God knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be made to the Melbourne First Baptist Church in support of the Peru Mission at Villa Millagro.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 16th, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Melbourne First Baptist Church in Melbourne, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 15th, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Melbourne First Baptist Church in Melbourne.

Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Melbourne First Baptist Church in support of the Peru Mission at Villa Millagro.

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Geraldine Brewer

Geraldine Brewer was born the daughter of Emerson F. McElroy and Johnnie J. Owens McElroy on August 27, 1936, in Egypt, Arkansas, and departed this life February 8, 2018, in Battlefield, Missouri, at the age of 81 years.

She was united in marriage on February 27, 1960, in Bono, Arkansas, to Clifford “Bill” Melton, who preceded her in death on October 15, 1981.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Faught and husband, Ed of Battlefield, Missouri; two sons, James Melton and wife, Sharon of Paragould, Arkansas and Winfred Melton and wife, Ann of Gatewood, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tracy Winters, Andrea Melton, Chris Rackley, and Eric Faught; several great grandchildren; one sister, Christine Holloway of Bono, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerson and Johnnie McElroy; her husband, Clifford “Bill” Melton; her brother, Kenneth Brogdon; and one sister, Sharon Quesada.

Geraldine was a homemaker and loved watching TV, especially the “Cop” program.

She was a Christian and a long-time member of Midway Pentecostal Church.

She will truly be missed by her family, church family, and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Cotton Creek Cemetery near Couch, with Brother Anthony Woods officiating.

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

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Dortha Crase

Cortha Crase

Dortha Crase

Dortha Isabelle Crase was born the daughter of Clarence Lassiter and Bertha Lee Whiteside Lassiter on July 12, 1931, in Fulton County, Arkansas, and departed this life February 4, 2018, in Pueblo, Colorado, at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage in Fulton County, Arkansas to Finice Crase.

She is survived by her husband, Finice Crase of Moberly, Missouri; seven children, Larry Crase and wife, Beverly of Kansas City, Missouri, Diana Kummer and husband, Richard of Pueblo, Colorado, Linda Killey of Jacksonville, Florida, Cindy Stevens and husband, Jim of Ada, Oklahoma, Gary Crase and wife, Susan of Grapevine, Texas, Michael “Randy” Crase and wife, Joanne of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Beverly Fuemmeler and husband, Wes of Salisbury, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Russell and husband, Jim of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bertha Lassiter; one daughter, Debra Ann Crase; and one sister, Ruby Ferguson.

Dortha was a devoted homemaker and truly made her house a home for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and was an excellent cook. Most of all, she loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a Christian lady and a member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church.

She will truly be missed by her family, church family, and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in her memory, to the Thayer Free Will Baptist “Golden Oldies” and may be left at the funeral home.

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Elsie Linson

 

Elsie Linson

Elsie Linson

Elsie Lorene Linson was born the daughter of Floyd Wesley Miller and Alice Gertrude Winkelman Miller on March 29, 1932, in Chandler, Oklahoma, and departed this life February 1, 2018, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 85 years.

She was married in 1951 to William Henry Miller in Branson, Missouri. To this union, one son, William Wesley Miller was born. Elsie married James Franklin Linson in 1955 at Wichita, Kansas, and to this union, one son, Stanley James Linson and one daughter, Charlotte Lynn Linson was born.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Linson of the family home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Wesley Miller and wife, Shirley of Caulfield, Missouri; one son-in-law, Mike Aday of McPherson, Kansas; one daughter-in-law, Alice Linson of Wichita, Kansas; five grandchildren, Christopher Miller and wife, Jennifer of West Plains, Missouri, Paula Torrez and husband, Ray of Wichita, Kansas, Kenny Linson and wife, Michelle of El Dorado, Kansas, Jason Aday and wife, Sarah of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Justin Aday of North Carolina; seven great grandchildren, Halley Wallace, Courtney Lane, Jordan Linson, Samuel Miller, Hanna Miller, Kaitlyn Aday and Makynzie Aday; one brother, Amil Miller of Branson, Missouri; four brothers-in-law, Carl Linson and wife, Joan of Thayer, Missouri, Donald Linson of Thayer, Missouri, Lonnie Linson and wife, Martha of Beebe, Arkansas, Kenny Linson and wife, Mabel of Rutland, Illinois, and one sister-in-law, Janice Collins of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alice Miller; one son, Stanley Linson; one daughter, Charlotte Linson Aday; one granddaughter, Terri Linson; three sisters-in-law, Loretta Linson, Lucille Forester, and Darlene Miller; and one brother-in-law, Gene Forester.

Frank and Elsie moved from Wichita in 1984, retiring to their farm in Thayer, Missouri. She enjoyed raising her own plants for her garden and couldn’t wait to tell everyone how big her tomatoes had grown.

Elsie enjoyed needlework, especially quilting; and was an avid collector of salt and pepper shakers.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside Services for Elsie Linson will be held Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Walker Cemetery near Thayer, with Brother Ronnie Blanks officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-8 PM.

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

 

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Daisy Mae Whiteside

Daisy Whiteside

Daisy Whiteside

Daisy Mae Whiteside was born the daughter of George Mitchell and Bell Young Mitchell on October 23, 1923, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life January 29, 2018, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 94 years.

She was united in marriage on September 16, 1940, in Alton, Missouri, to Ray Whiteside, who preceded her in death on May 4, 2017.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Fink and husband, Doyle, Kay Bible, and Terri Hull and husband, Dan, all of Thayer, Missouri; three grandchildren, Billie Bible Barnes and husband, Jamie of O’Fallon, Missouri, Cindi Fink of Thayer, Missouri, and Michael Fink and wife, Jamie of Forney, Texas; three great grandchildren, Alex Barnes of O’Fallon, Missouri, Joshua Fink and wife, Kelsey of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Nicholas Fink and wife, Emily of Forney, Texas; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bell Mitchell; her husband, Ray Whiteside; one son-in-law, Larry Bible; two brothers, Joe Mitchell and Edward
Mitchell and one sister, Louise Sinclair.

Along with her husband Ray, Daisy co-owned and operated East Side Laundry in Thayer for many years.

She was a dedicated homemaker and a farmer, working along side her husband on the family farm. She will be remembered as an excellent cook, truly making her house a home for her family.

She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and listening to gospel music.

Mrs. Whiteside was a Christian lady and a member of Shiloh Grand Gulf Church for many years.

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

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Dennis Williams and Brother Ralph Scoggins officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer from 12:00 Noon until service time.

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

 

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Yvonne Barnes

Yvonne Barnes

Yvonne Barnes

Yvonne Barnes was born the daughter of Gordan Drake and Owen Mitchelson Drake on October 27, 1961, in Ely, England, and departed this life January 24, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 56 years.

She was united in marriage on February 16, 2005, in Scotland, to Barrie Barnes.

She is survived by her husband, Barrie Barnes of the home in Thayer, Missouri; her father, Gordan Drake of England; eight children, Andrew Drake and Timothy Drake, both of England, Joseph Drake of Japan, Samuel Drake, Brenda Higson, Belinda Barnes, Robert Barnes, and Benjamin Barnes, all of England; eight grandchildren; one brother, William Drake of New Zealand; one sister, Wendy Lee of England; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Owen Drake, and one brother, Brendon Drake.

Yvonne was a kind and caring person, always putting other before herself. She was a certified nursing assistant, working in the medical and health field for several years.

Yvonne was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed a variety of crafts, attending auctions, and traveling with her best friend and companion, Barrie.

She was a Christian lady and loved to write and share her Christian poetry. She faithfully attended the Church of God of Prophecy at Myrtle, Missouri, as long as health permitted.

She will truly be missed by her husband, family members, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Myrtle, Missouri with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

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

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Frank Elser

Francis “Frank” Joseph Elser, Jr. was born the son of Francis Joseph Elser, Sr. and Louise Ellinger Elser on October 7, 1933, in Peoria, Illinois, and departed this life January 23, 2018, at his home in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage to Eleanor Boone. He later was united in marriage on May 31, 1995, at Lewiston, Illinois, to Muriel Standley Wade.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel Elser of the home in Cherokee Village, Arkansas; two children, Frank A. Elser and wife, Julie of East Peoria, Illinois, and Karen Faris and husband, Richard of Wausau,Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Walker Elser, Blaine Elser, Zachary Traenkenschuh, and Alicia Moore; one great-grandchild, Markis Traenkenschuh; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Louise Elser; one daughter, Cheryl Elser; and one sister, Pauline Holligan.

Mr. Elser proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was employed as an electrician for Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois, retiring after forty-four years of service.

Frank enjoyed boating, hunting, camping, fishing and watching football games.

He was a Christian and of the Lutheran faith.

He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Ted Standley officiating.

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

 

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Paul W. Wooldridge

Paul Wooldridge

Paul Wooldridge

Paul William Wooldridge was born the son of Alvie F. Wooldridge and Nora Green Wooldridge on November 9, 1933, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and departed this life January 23, 2018, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage on July 23, 1957, in Hernando, Mississippi, to Sue Weaver.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Sue Wooldridge of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two children, Marty Paul Wooldridge of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Paula Cooper and husband, Mark of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandsons, Seth Wooldridge and wife, Samantha of Springfield, Missouri, and Houston Cooper and Garrett Wooldridge, both of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one great grandson, Payton James Wooldridge of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, Robert Wooldridge and wife, Romona of Springfield, Missouri and Mike Wooldridge and wife, Delores of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvie and Nora Wooldridge.

Paul proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was employed with Frisco-Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as an engineer, retiring after thirty-six years of service.

Paul never met a stranger and through out the years, he made friendships that would last a lifetime.

He enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including playing golf, collecting antiques, and restoring and showing old cars. Most of all, “Bill”, as he was known by many, along with Sue, other family members and friends, enjoyed traveling many miles to watch their grandsons participate in ballgames and other school activities.

Paul was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ where he attended as long as health permitted.

He was a loving and kind husband, father, and grandfather and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Wooldridge will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Barry O’Dell officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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

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Clarence Madden

Clarence Madden

Clarence Madden

Clarence Burton Madden was born the son of Silas Burton Madden and Minnie Isabel Braden Madden on October 8, 1934, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life January 19, 2018, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He was united in marriage to Joy Marie Farrell, who preceded him in death on May 29, 1978. He was united in marriage on October 7, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland to Rose Bullock.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Madden of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two children, Michael Burton Madden of Frederick, Maryland and Michele Suzanne Attwood of Catonsville, Maryland; six grandchildren, Michael Madden, Jr., Nicholas Madden, Kelsey Attwood, Scott Attwood, Kaitlin Attwood, and Brandon Griggs; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Minnie Madden; his wife, Joy Madden; three brothers, Cleo, Clyde, and Carroll Madden; and one sister, Clarabell Smith.

Clarence proudly served his country in the United States Army. He received numerous awards and medals including, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal for services rendered.

Clarence retired as a Brakeman from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, after many years of service.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed going on trail rides, hunting, fishing, being with his family, and loved strawberry milk shakes.

Clarence was a member of the VFW Post # 3026 and the American Legion in Maryland.

He attended Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church as long as health permitted. He will truly be missed by his family, church family, and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Craig Hensley officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

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

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Davene Green

Davene Green

Davene Green

Davene Carleta Green was born the daughter of R.V. and Lillian Hayes on July 5, 1929, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life January 11, 2018, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage on July 19, 1946, in Reno, Nevada to A.C. Green, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2005.

She is survived by one son, Richard Green and wife, LaWanda of Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Lynn Wheeler of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Haynes and husband, Jerry; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth Green and Caprice, Heather Wallace and Blake, Jonathan Green and Stephanie, Micheal Green and Summer, Melody Hall and Garry, Nakoma Wheeler and Lela, and Nathan Wheeler and Stephanie; one grandson-in-law, David Adams and wife, Sadie; twenty-three great grandchildren; a special niece, Faye Roppo; nephew, Rod; niece, Cindy; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Hayes and Donna Hayes; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.V. and Lillian Hayes; her husband, A.C. Green; her son, David Green; one granddaughter, LaJena Adams; three infant grandsons; and two brothers, Rillis and Donald Hayes.

Davene was a homemaker and truly made her house a home for her family. She loved family get-togethers, camping, fishing, singing and dancing with her grandchildren, photography, and oil painting.

She enjoyed doing volunteer work at Shady Oaks Healthcare and Thayer Fun and Friends Center.

Davene was a Christian lady and a faithful life-long member of Midway Pentecostal Church.

She will truly be missed by her family, church family, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Charles Barnett and Brother Anthony Woods officiating.

The family will receive friends at the chapel on Monday, January 15th from 12:00 noon 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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