Kathryn Pearl Brown

Kathryn Pearl Brown was born the daughter of George Posten and Lottie (Pierce) Posten on February 28, 1943, in Oakdale, California, and departed this life July 7, 2016, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas at the age of 73 years.

She was united in marriage on August 1, 1963 in Oilton, Oklahoma to Bill Teichmer who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on April 23, 1971 in Thayer, Missouri to Joseph Lawrence Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Brown, of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one son, Keith Teichmer of Salem, Arkansas; four step-children, Terry Brown of Thayer, Missouri, Kathy Bowers and husband, Bill of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Robert Brown and wife, Kristy of Thayer, Missouri and Ed Brown and wife, Rebecca of Thayer, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Kennedy and Nancy Warden; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lottie Posten; her first husband, Bill Teichmer; one daughter, Luanne Brown, and one sister, June Warden.
She attended the First Church of God in Thayer, Missouri.

She was employed by Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri for twenty years, working as a surgical nurse. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery work and ceramics. She was an avid reader and an excellent cook.

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

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Funeral services for Kathryn Pearl Brown, age 73, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Aaron Holman, Brother Robert Brown and Brother Terry Brown officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, INC in Thayer.

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Melvin Brazeal

Melvin Lesley Brazeal was born the son of Claude Brazeal and Berta (Whiteside) Brazeal on March 19, 1946, in Thayer, Missouri, and died July 4, 2016, at his home near Koshkonong , Missouri, at the age of 70 years.

He was united in marriage on December 18, 1970, at Thayer, Missouri, to Beverly Lancaster.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Brazeal of the home near Koshkonong, Missouri; two daughters, Crystal Young and husband, David of Springdale, Arkansas and Christina Hillmann and husband, Gregor of Staplehurst, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Autumn Young, Austin Young and Megan Hillmann; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers and sisters, Lee Edward Brazeal, Wesley Brazeal, Lorene Scott, Norma Jean Elliott, twin sisters, Eulah and Beulah Bowers, Louise Bowers and James Edgar Brazeal.

Melvin was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a successful farmer owning both dairy and beef operations for many years.

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

Graveside services will be held Wednesday  at 2:00 PM at the Wayside cemetery, Koshkonong Missouri.   Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home,  Inc.  Thayer Missouri.

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Flora Marie Crawford

Flora Marie Crawford, age 92, of Thayer, Missouri, formerly of Myrtle, Missouri died at 9:48 Am  on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Misssouri.

Local arrangements are under direction of Carter Funeral Home, INC in Thayer.

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Sandra Burgett

Sandra Bee Burgett, age 77, of Thayer, died at 6:36 AM Thursday, June 9, 2016 at her home near Thayer.  Arrangements were handled by Carter Funeral Home, INC in Thayer, Missouri.

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Frances Sanders

Frances Sanders

Frances Sanders

Frances Marie (Williams) Sanders was born the daughter of Marvin Elza Williams and Eva May (Combs) Williams on August 27, 1927, in Couch, Missouri, and departed this life on June 3, 2016, at Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage on March 29, 1944, at Pocahontas, Arkansas, to Carl Franklin Sanders, who preceded her in death on December 29, 1982.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Lawrence and husband, Jim of Couch, Missouri; her grandson, Jeff Lawrence and wife, Sandy of Couch; two great-grandchildren, Jake Lawrence and wife, Mindy of Thayer, Missouri, and Sara Sorrell and husband, Anthony of Springfield, Missouri; three great-great grandchildren, Mya, Jarrett, and Shyann, all of Thayer; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Williams of Van Buren, Missouri, and Jessilee Sanders of West Plains, Missouri; two nephews, Edward Sanders of Memphis, Tennessee, and Allen Sanders of Alton, Missouri; one niece, Donna (Sanders) Hayes and husband, Mike of West Plains; three great-nephews, Brian, Mark, and Nathan Sanders; one great-niece, Courtney (Sanders) Smith; one aunt, Louise Combs; several cousins; other relatives, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Eva Williams; her husband, Carl Sanders; her brother, Waldo Williams; father-in-law, Robert Sanders, Sr.; mother-in-law, Vertie (Russell) Sanders and step mother-in-law, Minnie (Baker) Sanders; two brothers-in-law, Oren Sanders and Robert Sanders, Jr.; one sister-in-law, Vesta Sanders; a dear friend, Malcolm German; several uncles, aunts, and cousins; and many classmates, neighbors, and friends.

Frances was a graduate of Alton High School with the class of 1945. She and local classmates retained a very close relationship and looked forward to attending the Alton Alumni Meeting together each year.

She was a farm lady, working faithfully along side her husband, Carl on their dairy and beef cattle farm, until his untimely death at the age of 60. Frances continued operation and management of the farm with assistance from her family and other young men in the community until her retirement. She was a hard worker, and strived to fulfill her goal of maintaining a successful farming operation. Above all, she enjoyed living on her favorite hill on the family farm in Oregon County.

After retirement, Frances enjoyed working in her garden, growing beautiful flowers, cooking, especially her famous apple pie, and traveling. Excitement would grow as each travel date approached for pending trips aboard travel buses with new found friends or the numerous shopping trips and shared birthday dinners with good friends.

She was a Christian and a long-time member of the Garfield Free Will Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended and enjoyed studying God’s Word, singing gospel songs, and the fellowship of friends and neighbors.

Even as she struggled with the trials of her illness, her faith never wavered as she faced each day with courage, determination, and grace.
She was affectionately given several different names throughout the years such as mom, grandma, grandma Frances, Miss Frances, Francie, and even old man Frances by those who loved her and knew her best.

Frances loved her family and was so proud to be blessed with the fifth generation. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother and a loyal friend and neighbor. She will be missed by her family, friends, her Shepherd’s View family, and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Keith Combs, Brother Jake Lawrence, and Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gideon’s International and may be left at the funeral home.

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Robert Lee Caldwell

Robert Caldwell

Robert Caldwell

Robert Lee Caldwell was born the son of Roy Lee Caldwell and Amy (Thompson) Caldwell on May 25, 1947, in Couch, Missouri, and died June 2, 2016, at his home in Lanton, Missouri, at the age of 69 years.
He was united in marriage on June 11, 1966, at Alton, Missouri, to Marie Clapp.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Caldwell of the home in Lanton, Missouri; one daughter, Michelle Parrish and husband, Chad of Koshkonong, Missouri; two sons, Rusty Lee Caldwell and fiancee, Chastity of Koshkonong, Missouri and Ryan Caldwell and wife, Devon of Grubville, Missouri; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Caldwell; and one sister, Ginger Ann Neal.

As many will remember, Robert enjoyed hard work. He was a dairy farmer for many years.  Later, he, along with his wife, Marie, owned and operated Lanton Crossroad Convenience store in Lanton, Missouri.  He enjoyed his family, especially spending time with his grandkids. Robert was as avid reader and enjoyed attending auctions.

He will truly be missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

Graveside were held, Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the State Line Cemetery, Moko, Arkansas with Brother Jason Roberts officiating.

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Elsie Holman

Elsie Holman

Elsie Holman

Elsie May (Armstrong) Holman was born the daughter of Van Buren Armstrong and Martha Priscilla (Cozort) Armstrong on January 9, 1939, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life May 31, 2016, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

She was united in marriage on January 27, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bob Holman, who preceded her in death on March 15, 2002.

She is survived by four daughters, Vanessa Leah Farkas and husband, Patrick of Rogersville, Missouri, Malisa Lynn Boring and husband, Tony of Seymour, Missouri, Teresa Leann Latham of Nikiski, Alaska, and Lesa Linnea Ehret and husband, Steve of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jody Holman, Brian Brashear, Boyd Brashear, Bobby Latham, Jon Ehret and Chelsea Ehret; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Smith of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Veneda Dillard of Pontiac, Michigan; one brother, David Armstrong of Kansas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Van Buren and Martha Armstrong; her husband, Bob Holman; four sisters, Wilma Cherry, Nadine Smith Jeanette Romine and Thelma Armstrong; and two brothers, Cloyse Armstrong and Pete Armstrong.

Elsie was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ and attended as long as health permitted.  She was a seamstress and worked in garment manufacturing.  She was a farm wife and was also an avid gardener.

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

Funeral services were held, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Shawn Deree officiating.

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Michael Joe Wicker

Michael Wicker

Michael Wicker

Michael Joe Wicker was born the son of Bobby Joe Wicker and Anita Jewell (Ehrhardt) Wicker on December 27, 1956, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life on May 28, 2016, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 59 years.

He was united in marriage on March 3, 1980, at Thayer, Missouri, to Misti Harkleroad.

He is survived by his father, Bobby Joe Wicker and wife Linda of Myrtle, Missouri; one son, Tommy Joe Wicker of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Kim Davis and husband, Ron of Thayer, Missouri; one niece, Brianna Crase and husband, Adam of Thayer, Missouri; two uncles, Herbert Wicker of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and W.C. Wicker of Indiana; one aunt, Connie Jean Hackworth of Bethalto, Illinois, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Wicker.
Michael will be remembered as a talented musician. He played in numerous bands, including Back Flash and Southern Edge. He will also be remembered for his love of car racing.

He was of the Assembly of God faith and attended First Assembly of God church in Thayer for several years.

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

Funeral Services for Michael Joe Wicker, age 59, of Hardy, Arkansas will be held Wednesday, June 01, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer Missouri.

Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS CONTRIBUTI0NS MAY BE MADE TO THE FAMILY, AND LEFT AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

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

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Gary David Garrison

Gary Garrison

Gary Garrison

Gary David Garrison, was born the son of Oba Garrison Jr.and Rosemary Garrison on July 5, 1956, in Kansas City , Missouri, and departed this life May 25, 2016, in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 59 years.

He was united in marriage to Dianna Williams, and to this union, one child was born, Jennifer Lynne Garrison.

He is survived by his mother, Rosemary Garrison Mainprize and step-father, George A. Mainprize; one daughter, Jennifer Lynne Garrison of Kansas City, Missouri; one grandson, Wyatt Schreiber; one brother, Larry Dale Garrison, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oba Garrison Jr.

Gary attended Thayer High School and completed 12 grades. He was employed as a truck driver for many years and worked as a pilot escort driver with Paul Mueller Company for the last several years.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling around the country as a truck driver. Gary also loved to play golf.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and caring person. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Gary David Garrison, age 59, of Thayer, Missouri will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer Missouri with Brother Joe Garrison and Jeff Taylor officiation.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time

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

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