Edna Mae Moore

Edna Moore

Edna Moore

Edna Mae Moore was born the daughter of of Anice Perkins and Maude (Childers) Perkins on November 7, 1933 in Thayer, Missouri, and died August 25, 2016 at the home of her nephew, James Bowers near Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 82 years.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and their families, including James and Sharon Bowers and their family, Tim and Kari Bowers and their children, Jarvis and Avery and Daniel and Monica Bowers and their children, Austin, Madison and Abby, all of Thayer, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anice and Maude Perkins; one daughter, Shirley Maxine Jackson; two sisters, Georgia Pohnert and husband, Fred and Edith Bowers and husband, Orville; two nephews, Rob and Johnny Bowers; three nieces, Charlene Bowers, Rose Mary Bowers and Cathy Snyder; and a special cousin, Glen Holloway.
Edna Mae was of the Baptist faith and attended Norman Free Will Baptist Church as long as health permitted.

She was born and raised on the family farm and knew what hard work was, but always found a way to enjoy life. She enjoyed sewing, growing flowers and shooting armadillos. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was given the nicknames of “Speedy “ and “Gertie” by Tim and Daniel.

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

Funeral Services for Edna Mae Moore, age 82, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

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

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Reasearch Hospital in honor of Madison Bowers.

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Amos Ray Traw

Funeral services for Amos Ray Traw, age 82, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer Missouri,  with Brother Floyd Rikard officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 3, 2016  from 1:00 PM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

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Nina Mae Davis

Nina Davis

Nina Davis

Nina Mae (Simpson) Davis was born the daughter of Amos Dewey Simpson and Flora Nell (Braswell) Simpson on May 23, 1924, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life on August 18, 2016, at her home in Topeka, Kansas, at the age of 92 years.

She was united in marriage on January 31, 1947, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Teddy Joe Davis, who preceded her in death on August 1, 2005.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Stacey of Topeka, Kansas; two grandchildren, Nicole Dampf and husband, Greg and Shauna Tindell and husband, Blake, all of Topeka, Kansas; three great-grandchildren, Megan Stacey, Hailey Tindell and Hunter Tindell, all of Topeka, Kansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Nell Simpson; her husband, Teddy Joe Davis; one grandson, Chad Stacey; two brothers, Edwin Simpson and Kelly Simpson; and one sister, Fern Louise Simpson.

Nina was a dedicated homemaker and was well known for her love of sewing and being an excellent seamstress.

Mrs. Davis was a lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Club and a member of the Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church at Alton, Missouri.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Nina Davis, age 92, of Topeka Kansas, Formerly of Thayer, will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Bill Bales Officiating.

Visitation will be Friday evening, August 26th from 6-8 PM at the chapel.

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

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Robert L. French

Robert French

Robert French

Robert Luther French was born the son of John T. French and Winnie (Judd) French on September 7, 1928, in Rover, Missouri, and departed this life on August 20, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

He was united in marriage on January 31, 1953, in Rover, Missouri, to Dolores Huffman.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores French of the home, near Koshkonong, Missouri; one granddaughter, Tami Henrich and husband, Paul of Independence, Missouri; three great granddaughters, Brooke Maggio, Rachel Rellihan and Sara Rellihan; several nieces and one nephew; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winnie French; his two sons, Don French and Eddy French; two sisters, Grace Robinson and Opal King; and three infant brothers.

Mr. French was of the Baptist faith and attended Shiloh Grand Gulf Church.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Korean War.

In 1990, he retired as a foreman for the KPL Gas Service Company in Kansas City, Missouri, after thirty years of service.
After his retirement, he enjoyed deer hunting, horseback riding and trail rides.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family and friends

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Dennis Williams officiating.

Burial was in Redburn Cemetery, near Rover, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Nina Mae Davis

Funeral services for Nina Mae Davis, age 92, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Thayer,  will be held, Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening, August 26th from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

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Tracy Nickels

Tracy Nickels

Tracy Nickels

Tracy Don Nickels was born the son of Gary Nickels and Iona (Hunsperger) Nickels on October 3, 1971, West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri the age of 44 years.

He is survived by his father, Gary Nickels; three daughters, Maranda Dawnn Neal and husband, Bobby, MaKayla Raee Nicklels, and Madason Paige Nickels; two sisters, Amber Johnston and husband, Daryl, and Ashley Nickels and fiancè, Jeff McAleer; three grandchildren, Landon Walter Samuel Neal, Lexah Dawnn Marie Neal and Logan Tracy Robert Neal; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Iona Hunsperger Nickels; and one infant sister, Amy Nickels.

Tracy was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School with the class of 1990. He was an over the road truck driver.

Tracy entered the John 3:16 Ministry and was saved and baptized in 2009.

He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, car racing, boating and fishing. Tracy will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Graveside Services for Tracy Nickels age 44, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 3:00 PM at Wiles Cemetery in Ash Flat Arkansas with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Wiles Cemetery, Ash Flat, Arkansas. with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Zack C. Cerutti

Zack C. Ceruttti

Zack C. Cerutti

Zack C. Cerutti was born the son of Paul Cerutti and Grace Waldon Cerutti on September 3, 1938, in Thayer, Missouri and died August 5, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri,at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage on September 27, 1957 in Independence, Missouri to Mildred June Jenkins who preceded him in death on May 7, 2015.

He is survived by three children, Velda Pierce and husband, Waterman James of Overland Park, Kansas, Velma Rogers and husband, Rick of Edwardsville, Kansas and Zack Dwayne Cerutti and wife, Caroline of Thayer, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tara Young and husband, James, Sarah Pierce, Danny Pierce, Stephen Cerutti and wife, Grace, Michael Cerutti and wife, Christina, Amenah Tichener, Samanthah Rogers and Julia Rogers; twelve great grandchildren, Austin, Gabriel, Madison , Cameron, Kaitlyn, Lacee, Brianna, Makayla, Asreala, Daniel, Theadore and Liam; one sister-in-law, Lennice Cerutti of Farmington, Missouri; several neices, nephews; other relatives and many friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Grace Cerutti; his step-father, John Braden one daughter, Sherri Lynne Cerutti; two great grandaughters, Angelina Pierce and Brooklyn Cerutti; two brothers, Hugh and Bill Cerutti; two sisters, Pauline Hoffsteddler and Mary Jane Pierce and one half sister, Jeannette Sorrell.

He worked as Superintendent of Public Works for the city of Raytown, Missouri for over twenty-five years. He, along with his wife, June was independent truck drivers, driving for North American Van Lines Elite services for over twenty years. During that time they transported for the US Pentagon and hauled priceless art exhibits. He was later employed by Steed Brothers Trucking in Thayer.

Mr. Cerutti was of the Assembly of God faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid Kansas City Royals fan. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral service for Zack C. Cerutti age 77 of Thayer, Missouri will be held Monday August 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer Missouri with Brother Brad Pierce officiating.

The Family will receive friends on Monday 12:00 noon until service time, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left at the funeral home.

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Minnie Vance

 

Minnie Vance

Minnie Vance

Minnie Bell (Hall ) Vance was born on April 9, 1932 and her soul left this earth on August 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, of fifty-five years, Bill Vance, last February. “Minnie B” was the light of Bill’s life and we can only imagine the smile on his face as they embrace again in the presence of our Heavenly Father in the glorious Kingdom of Heaven. Minnie and Bill had two children, Janette Privett and husband, Jackie of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas and Alllen Vance and wife, Linda of Goldmine Springs, Arkansas. Minnie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was passionate in her love of animals all of her life. She always had pets and was the unofficial “animal cop”of her neighborhood, quick to take to task those that didn’t take proper care of their cats and dogs. She was feisty and sweet. She was quick-tempered and kind. Minnie loved to shop and this was a hobby that Bill indulged with pleasure. Ever the fashion plate, she rarely met a funky piece of jewerly or a sassy shoe she didn’t like.

Minnie is survived by her two children, her four grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Shady Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Thayer for the excellent care they provided Minnie for the last few years. They would like to also thank Three Rivers Hospice for the care and compassion they showed not only to Minnie but also to those who loved her during her final days.
She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral Services for Minnie Vance age 84, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Charles Morgan officiating. Visitation will be froim 2:00 PM untill service time. Burial in the Camp Cemetery, Camp Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Mac Hubbard

Howard Mac Hubbard was born the son of Major Hubbard and Marie (Bell) Hubbard on August 20, 1938, in Sidney, Arkansas, and died August 3, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage, to the love of his life, Judy Miller, on June 7, 1971, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Hubbard of the home near Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Jo Robinson of Ozark, Missouri; his brother-in-law, Herbert Gaines of Thayer, Missouri; special niece, Peggy Stanley and husband, Mike; four nephews, Terry, Lindal, Paul and Keith Gaines; several other nieces and nephews; several great nieces and great nephews; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Shipley and JoAnn Click and husband, Sam; one brother-in-law, Danny Miller and his wife, Theresa; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Marie Hubbard; one sister, Eva Gaines; his brother-in-law, Bob Robinson; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Robert and Ruth Miller; two brothers-in-law, Elbert Shipley and Ed Good and wife, Roberta.

He was a member of Koshkonong Free Will Baptist Church. He was a faithful servant for the Lord and was a great prayer warrior.

Mac was a cattle farmer and along with his wife, Judy, owned and operated Miller Fabric Center in Thayer for several years. He was deeply devoted to his family and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Mac Hubbard, age 77, of Thayer, Missouri, was held Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Johnny Holesapple officiating. Burial in the Thayer Cemetery, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon International.

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Lavern Howell

Lavern Howell

Lavern Howell

M. Lavern Howell, known as “Mama Howell” passed away August 2, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 82 years, and 8 months. She had declining health for the past several years. She was born December 2, 1933 in Oregon County, Missouri, the daughter of John Huston and Pearl Holloway Brazeal.

Most importantly, Mama Howell loved her Savior, Jesus, her King, and had been His faithful and diligent servant since 1950, when at age 17 she gave Him her life and was called into the ministry. She preached numerous revivals, and she and Daddy pastored Stony Point Church, Koshkonong, Missouri for many years and hundreds were saved as a result of their ministry. She played the guitar and sang and would preach anywhere she was asked, including several brush arbor meetings in the 1950’s. When she was only 13, she met the love of her life, Vernon Howell, but did not date him until she was 18. She kept her eye on him for 5 years, then in December, 1951 she began a 7 year courtship with him, and on December 25, 1958 was united in marriage to him in Springfield, Missouri. Two of mother’s highest callings were being a faithful, devoted wife, and a Godly, loving mother. She loved her husband and children more than anything besides her Lord, who was always first in her life. She never worked outside the home, but was faithful to pinch pennies and do anything she could so that she was always home with her children. She was of the Pentecostal faith and Mama is known throughout this area for her strict standards, and straight living. She loved to wear long, colorful dresses, jackets and shoes to match, and her “bee hive” hairdos. One of Mama’s greatest pleasures was accompanying her family, The Howell Family, to Gospel concerts in churches across the land the past 34 years. If she could possibly go, she would not miss a singing. She would sometimes be one of the very first to board the old bus to take off for another singing, no matter how tired. She never failed to thank God for each of her children accepting Jesus as their personal Savior and having a desire to work for her King.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Huse and Pearl Brazeal; and eight sisters, Ruby Brazeal, Neoma Phipps, Edith Roe, infant Margaret Brazeal, Eva Cameron, Cordelia Phipps, Grace McKeel and Mildred Forester.

Lavern is survived by her husband, Vernon, of the home; and 5 children, Martha Tuttle, husband Roger, of West Plains, Missouri, Miriam LeGrand, husband Fred, of Viola, Arkansas, Daniel Howell, wife Tammy, of Thayer, Missouri, Elisabeth DeShane, husband Kenn, of Xi’an, China, and David Howell, wife Rhonda, of West Plains, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, Katelyn Howell, Chloe Howell, Madelyn DeShane, Dawson Howell, and Caleb DeShane; 1 step grandson, Matthew Franks, many nieces and nephews and numerous loving relatives and friends.

Mama’s last months were spent with Dad Howell and the loving, caring staff of Shady Oaks Nursing Center in Thayer. She was very appreciative of her care, and made many friends and lasting relationships in her short time there. Mama would speak of praying with the staff at the facility during their times of crises, and had made it known to staff that her and Daddy’s room was an open prayer room at any time staff or fellow residents needed it. On occasion she would sing, and the hall would quickly fill up to hear Mama’s voice ring out.

If we could speak Mama’s final words and wishes today, it would be that each of you would find Jesus, give your life to Him and meet her in heaven. Of special note, the last prayer noted on Mama’s lips, was, “Jesus keep Daddy.”

Funeral Services for Mrs. Howell will be held Friday, August 5, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Frank Rogers, Brother Winfred Franks and Brother Junior Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Thayer with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening August 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

 

 

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