Tommy Loyd

Funeral services for Tommy Loyd, age 72, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Sunday, February 7th from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Gideons International or The Salvation Army and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Mildred Rexroad

Funeral services for Mildred Rexroad, age 86, of Jackson, Tennessee (formerly of Couch, Missouri), will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Cotton Creek Free Will Baptist Church near Couch, Missouri.

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

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Edna Ellison

Edna Ellison

Edna Ellison

Evelyn Edna (Shelton) Ellison was born the daughter of Elmer Lloyd Shelton and Mamie Myree (Hedger) Shelton on June 8, 1929, in Brookland, Arkansas, and departed this life January 27, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage on July 28, 1948, in Fryatt, Arkansas, to Albert R. “Bud” Ellison.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Bud Ellison of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three daughters, Susan Schwartz of Mammoth Spring, Sherry Drumright and husband, James of Mammoth Spring, and Deborah Ray and husband, Raymond of Mammoth Spring; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Calvert of Lake City, Arkansas, Gary Loven, Jr. and wife, Leila of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Nikki Davis and husband, Michael of Mammoth Spring, Wendy Price and husband, Marshall of Mammoth Spring, Aaron Schwartz and wife, Amanda of Springfield, Missouri, Stephen Ray of Mammoth Spring, and Andrew Schwartz and wife, Delaney of Alton, Missouri; sixteen great grandchildren, Sullivan Schwartz, Adrianna Schwartz, Reagan Calvert, Trevor, Ashton, and Owen Loven, Julian, Brennon, Braydon, and Braxton Price, Blake and Tyler Davis, and Savannah, Slade, Seth, and Summer Ray; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mamie Shelton; one grandson, “Little” Raymond Ray III; and a special cousin, Zetta Mae Proffitt.

Edna treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed studying family genealogy and reminiscing about the past, while looking through old family picture albums.

Edna loved antiques, and enjoyed shopping for them in flea markets or finding a good bargain at an auction.

She was baptized in the Church of God, and of the Christian faith. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, nannie, and great nannie. She is truly loved and adored by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellison will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jimmy Lemonds officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, January 29th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Sturgeon Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn

Emma Belle “Nene” (Dawson) Flynn was born the daughter of Isaac B. Dawson and Nancy J. (Crowder) Dawson on February 4, 1920, at Koshkonong, Missouri, and departed this life on January 22, 2016, in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 95 years.

She was united in marriage on December 2, 1940, at Alton, Missouri, to Vernon A. Flynn, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ragsdale of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Janie Flynn of Mammoth Spring; three grandchildren, Ricky Ragsdale and wife, Beth, Rae Lynn Simers and husband, Steve, and Joe Flynn and wife, Tiffany, all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; eight great grandchildren, Kayla Rose and husband, Forrest, Lindsey Ragsdale, Brittany Simers, Jacob Simers, Taylor Noakes Guffey and husband, John, Coby Noakes, Zack Flynn and Payton Flynn; one brother, David Dawson of Mountain Home, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Nancy Dawson; her husband, Vernon Flynn; two children, Jack Flynn, and one infant; one son-in-law, Cordell Ragsdale; one granddaughter, Julie Dawn Flynn Noakes; two sisters, Maye Gilbert and Ellen Marie Pratt; two brothers, Oliver and William Dawson.

“Nene” was a dedicated homemaker. More than anything else, she loved caring for her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and baking, and especially loved treating her family to homemade cookies and doughnuts.

She was an active member of the Home Extension Club of Fulton County for many years.

Emma was a member of the Church of Christ at Camp, Arkansas, and will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and “Nene”. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Flynn will be held, Monday, January 25, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Larry Yarber officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Sunday, January 24th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Fryatt or Camp Cemeteries and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Dorothy Irene Cotham Janes Childers

Irene Janes Childers

Irene Janes Childers

Dorothy Irene (Cotham) Janes Childers , entered into life on December 19, 1917 as the 7th of eighteen children and departed this life as a loved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born and raised in Oregon County where she lived all her life, she did venture out to stick her toe in the Atlantic Ocean and in the snow of the Rocky Mountains. Gifted as a seamstress, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and needle point. Her servitude heart always had her cooking, with her home open to all her family and friends. She loved to joke and laugh and talk about her younger days.

She was united in marriage to Otis Janes on November 18, 1936 in Oregon County, Missouri who preceded her in death July 25, 1982. She was united in marriage on May 19, 1987, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Wilson Childers who preceded her in death on July 8, 1991.

She is survived by her daughter, May Belle Beatty and her son-in-law, Martin of Thayer, Missouri; two grandsons, Mike Beatty and wife, Paige and Matt Beatty and wife, Rachel; three great-grandchildren,Marshall, Cassidy and Zach Beatty; two brothers, Melvin and M.J. Cotham; two sisters, Betty McCameron and Mildred Bartholomee; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Denise Pierce; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Dora Belle Cotham; her husbands, Otis Janes and Wilson Childers; seven brothers, Almous, Dailey, Ulus, Lee, Jessie, Arthur and Ralph Cotham; three sisters, Edith, Essie and Lenora and three infant siblings.

Irene loved to sing and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Childers will be Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Joseph McCameron and Jared Russell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Sunday afternoon, January 24th, from 1:00 PM until service time.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Jeff Cemetery, and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Georgia Doremus

Georgia Doremus

Georgia Doremus

Georgia Ann (Coker) Doremus was born the daughter of Powell Leon Coker and Sarah Jane (Harrison) Coker on November 3, 1971, in Springdale, Arkansas, and departed this life on January 17, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 44 years.

She was united in marriage on May 6, 1989, at Thayer, Missouri, to Douglas Cozort and to this union, two children were born.

She was united in marriage on October 30, 2007, at Thayer, Missouri, to Ryan Doremus.

She is survived by her husband, Ryan Doremus of the home in Thayer; one daughter, Lacy Dawn Cozort; one son, Gage Douglas Cozort; two step-daughters, Lila and Morgan Doremus; her mother, Sarah Coker of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Michelle Koehn and husband, Macy of Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers, Michael Leon Coker and wife, Rachel of Thayer, and Robert Washington Coker and wife, Kathleen of St. Louis, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Powell Leon Coker.

Georgia was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ.

She was employed as a dietary aide at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer.

Georgia loved to laugh and have a good time with friends and loved ones. She especially enjoyed spending time at home with her family or visiting on the phone.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother, and a faithful and true friend. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Harvey Allen, Gene Doremus and Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the service time.

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

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Bobby Joe Bivins, Jr.

Bobby Bivins, Jr.

Bobby Bivins, Jr.

Bobby Joe Bivins, Jr. was born the son of Bobby Joe Bivins, Sr. and Helen Joyce (Arnold) Bivins on December 27, 1957, in Gideon, Missouri, and departed this life on January 17, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 58 years.

He is survived by his father, Bobby Joe Bivins, Sr. of Thayer, Missouri; his mother, Helen Joyce Brown of Thayer; his fiancè, Wendy Van Saun of West Plains, Missouri; four children, Stephanie Bivins, Jessica Bivins, Sadie Bivins, and Samuel Bivins, all of Paola, Kansas; six grandchildren; three brothers, Timothy Bivins and wife, Thresa of Thayer, Nathan Bivins of Thayer, and John Bivins and wife, Donna of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four sisters, Teresa Lane of Thayer; Pat Grimes of Thayer, Judy Johnson of Mammoth Spring, and Shana Bivins of Thayer; special friends, Thomas Van Saun, Carol Cole, and Howard Cole; many nieces and nephews; other relatives, and friends.

Bobby had worked in the asphalt and concrete business most of his working career.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, and hunting. He also was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Saint Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Florida Gators, and Nascar races on TV.

Bobby was of the Christian faith and will be remembered as a loving son, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a loyal and dear friend, and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Bobby Joe Bivins, Jr., age 58, of West Plains, Missouri, will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Mike Price and Brother Jason Jackson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Wednesday evening, January 20th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

 

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Ruby Humphrey

Ruby Humphrey

Ruby Humphrey

Ruby Hazel Humphrey was born the daughter of John W. Cathey and Etta Ann (Young) Cathey on December 9, 1918, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life January 17, 2016, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 97 years.

She was united in marriage to Fred Humphrey, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2012.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Humphrey and wife, Judy of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She was blessed with two grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Joy Poulette and husband, Donald of Mammoth Spring and James Humphrey and wife, Novella of Melbourne, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Casey Poulette and wife, Angel, Tyler Poulette and wife, Marissa, and Sammy Poulette, all of Mammoth Spring, and Jared Humphrey and Natalie Humphrey, both of Melbourne; one great-great grandson, Raylan Poulette. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Humphrey; her parents, John and Etta Ann Cathey; three brothers, Floyd, Ray, and Doyle Cathey, and one sister, Eunice (Cathey) Dills.

Ruby was a member of the Mammoth Spring VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Mammoth Spring Chapter 149 Order of the Eastern Star, and the First United Methodist Church of Mammoth Spring.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother; a loyal friend; and a good neighbor to all. She had a sweet word, a smile, and a fishing story for everyone she met. Ruby delighted in shopping for a good bargain, cooking for those she loved, drinking a good cup of coffee at Riverbend, and catching a mess of crappie. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney and Ryan Spurlock officiating.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Humphrey’s memory to the First United Methodist Church in Mammoth Spring, and may be left at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Marvin Albright

Marvin Albright

Marvin Albright

Marvin L. Albright was born the son of Charles Edward Albright and Ida Evelyn (Sutherland) Albright on January 8, 1942, at Camp, Arkansas, and departed this life on January 15, 2016, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 74 years.

He was united in marriage on May 20, 1964, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Betty Pierce.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Albright of the home near Mammoth Spring; two brothers, David Albright and wife, Jo Ann of Camp, Arkansas, and Roger Albright and wife, Edith of Salem, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C. E. and Evelyn Albright; and two brothers, H. E. “Gene” Albright and Donnie Albright.

Marvin was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country in the Vietnam War.

He was a farmer and owned and operated Albright Cane Manufacturing in Fryatt, Arkansas, for over thirty years.

Marvin was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping, and especially loved being out with his dogs on a good coon hunt.

He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, a faithful brother and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Albright will be held, Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Michael Gallup officiating.

The body will lie in state at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday, January 18th from 8:00 AM until service time. The family will receive friends Monday, from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Camp Cemetery or the American Heart Association, and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Martha Ragan

Martha Ragan

Martha Ragan

Martha M. Ragan, age 87, of Thayer, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was born October 20, 1928, in Creighton, Missouri, to William and Viola Coke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Viola Coke; first husband, V.W. “Slim” Baldridge; second husband, Tony Ragan; four brothers, Bill, Paul, Daniel, and Noble Coke; and sister, Amy Kloster.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresia Tierney and son, Gary Baldridge, both of Thayer, Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews in Missouri and Arkansas.

Martha spent her entire working career in the restaurant business either as a waitress or a cook. She and her first husband, Slim, owned and operated Slim and Martha’s Café in Kansas City, Missouri. When Slim died in 1965, the restaurant became Martha’s Café, which she operated for 20 more years. She retired in 1985 and moved to Thayer, Missouri, with the second love of her life, Tony Ragan.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, but we celebrate a life well lived.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, with Kevin Hedden officiating.

Burial will be in 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 West Plains Regional Animal Shelter and may be left at the funeral home.

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