Limon Eugene Little

Limon Little

Limon Little

Limon Eugene Little was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Cooledge Eugene Little and Dorothy Angela Bowen Little on May 4, 1951, and departed this life on December 9, 2018 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 67 years.

He was united in marriage to Shirley Mason on March 23, 1988 in Salem, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Little of the home, in Thayer, Missouri; three sons, Limon Little of West Plains, Missouri, Mark Oliver of Thayer, Missouri and Charles Oliver and wife, Alie, of West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Laura Brinkley and husband, Nick, of Wilmington, North Carolina and Melissa Little of Brooklyn, New York; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Alex, Kortnie, Christopher, Lance, Madison, Cameron and Logan; one great grandchild, Oaklynn Rae; one cousin, Rebekah Maddery and husband, Robert; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cooledge and Dorothy Little; and one son, David Oliver.

Limon was a hardworking businessman, spending many years owning and operating a RV Park and Marina in Florida.

When he wasn’t working, he loved to spend his time outdoors tending to his garden and woodworking. He was very talented and could design and make anything he wished. He also will be remembered for his love for antique cars. Most of all, Limon loved his family and spent as much time with them as possible.

Limon was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will truly missed by all that knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Tom Powell officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

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Harry Dewayne Young

Harry Young

Harry Young

Harry Dewayne Young was born in Thayer, Missouri, the son of Louis J. Young and Larein England Young on June 8, 1961, and departed this life on December 2, 2018 in Fulton County, Arkansas, at the age of 57 years.

He was united in marriage to Shelia Mills on August 3, 1979 in Heart, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Shelia Young of the home, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two sons, Clint and Luke Young of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one daughter, Amy Turnbough and husband, Nick, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Callie and Cody Young and Ella Faye Turnbough, all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his mother, Larein Young of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one brother, Marty Young and wife, Janet, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Lanae Gaines and husband, Paul, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Noel and Willa Faye Mills of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Young; paternal grandparents, Louis and Bessie Young; and maternal grandparents, Harry and Alberta England.

Harry loved his family and cherished each moment spent with them. In his spare time you could find him watching old time television programs or deer hunting in season. He was known for being funny, making people smile and laugh as often as he could. He was also very mischievous and sometimes even a little ornery.

Harry was a loving and devoted husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will truly be missed by his family and all that knew him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM.

Interment will be in England Cemetery, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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

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Dr. Tom Morgan

Dr. Tom Morgan

Dr. Tom Morgan

Winfrey Thomas Morgan, Jr., M.D. (Tom) was born January 29, 1935, in Lebanon, Missouri to Winfrey Thomas Morgan, Sr. (W.T.) and Leroyna Wyatt Morgan. He died November 29, 2018, in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 83. His family moved to Thayer, Missouri when Tom was young, and he attended elementary and high school there, where he became a lifelong Bobcat.

He attended undergraduate at the University of Missouri where he was Phi Beta Kappa, graduating in 1957. He then attended medical school at the university, where he graduated in 1961. Tom decided early on that he wanted to be a “country doctor,” and since there were no family practice residencies at that time, he went to Kansas City General Hospital for a one- year internship. After internship, he entered the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood..

On July 6, 1957, Tom married Sondra Bryan in Thayer, and by the end of medical school and internship, they had three children. After his service, Tom moved his family to West Plains. In the twenty years he was there, he had a very busy general practice. He and Dr. Marvin Fowler started Burton Creek Medical Clinic.

In 1984, Tom followed Sondra to Columbia, where she was in school. Tom and Rollie and Nancy Lohmar started a convenience clinic called Mediquick. Tom retired from Mediquick in 2005 due to a bad back, which did not allow him to continue working.

Tom is survived by Sondra, his wife of 61 years; three children, Stephanie (Bob Boehm), Christopher (Dr. Anita Tesh) and Melanie (David Dennis). He has eight grandchildren: Rob Boehm (Natalie), Sarah Devero (Jeff), Anna Perdue (Warren), Emily Kinsman (Fox), Laura Morgan (Dylan McKnight), Claire Anich, Sam Anich and Mary Grace Anich; six great-grandchildren, Quinton and Banyan Perdue, Louise and Jack Boehm and Charlie and Josephine Devero; and one brother, Michael L. Morgan (Ann). His parents and beloved Grandmother “B” Wyatt predeceased him.

Tom will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for Dr. Tom Morgan will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with the Reverend Doctor Robert H. Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Interment will be on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

 

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William F. Vaughn, Jr.

William F. Vaughn, Jr., age 91 of Thayer, Missouri, died on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 10:15 AM at Shady Oaks Nursing Home, in Thayer, Missouri.

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

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Robert Eugene Phillips

Eugene Phillips

Eugene Phillips

Robert Eugene Phillips was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Clarence Eugene Phillips and Sylvia Alford Phillips on August 10, 1965, and departed this life on November 5, 2018 in Maywood, Illinois, at the age of 53 years.

He is survived by his two children, Sarah Phillips of Forest Park, Illinois and Christopher Phillips of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers and one sister; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sylvia Phillips; and one brother.
Robert worked for the United States Agriculture Department for fifteen years. He enjoyed nature and was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite pastime was going deer hunting and fishing.

He eventually went on to work for the United States Department of Treasury, where he retired after eleven dedicated years of service. Robert loved being able to do taxes for people, especially his family.

When he wasn’t working, Robert’s favorite hobbies included reading books, particularly mystery novels. He was also a great cook and loved making fried chicken, along with other delicious meals, for his family and friends.

Robert was a loving son, father, brother and friend. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Interment will be held at Cotton Creek Cemetery in Couch, Missouri following the funeral service.

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

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Elizabeth Sue Ball

Sue Ball

Sue Ball

Elizabeth Sue Ball was born in Manhattan, Kansas, the daughter of M.H. Swartz and Allene Cochran Swartz on September 12, 1934, and departed this life on November 6, 2018 in Ash Flat, Arkansas, at the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage to Ralph William Ball in Peru, Indiana on August 20, 1955. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2004.

She is survived by her four children, Cynthia Simers of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Ralph Ball, Jr., and wife, Debra, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Peggy Hickman and husband, J.L., of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Janet Young and husband, Marty, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three brothers, Bill Swartz and wife, Carolyn, of Springfield, Missouri, Mike Swartz and wife, Shirley, of Topeka, Kansas, and Pat Swartz of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Mary Lou Grant and husband, Jim, of Medical Lake, Washington; nine grandchildren, Earle Simers, Timothy Simers and wife, Cassie, Amanda Porter and husband, Tony, R.W. Ball III and wife, Heather, Justin Hickman, Nat Hickman and wife, Shanda, Bridget Goforth and husband, Brandon, Brittany Young, Chris Young and wife, Alex; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, M.H. and Allene Swartz; and her husband, Ralph Ball.

Sue was a Christian and member of the Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy, Arkansas for many devoted years.

Sue was a dedicated homemaker and was very passionate about her farm. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was an excellent seamstress. She will be remembered as an excellent cook and was known for making great cinnamon rolls and peanut brittle.
She spent many hours with her grandkids, teaching them to play board and card games, always striving to win. Sue enjoyed many things in life, but most of all she loved and cherished time spent with her children. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will dearly be missed by her family, friends and the community in which she lived.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Robert Brown officiating.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Legacy Hospice in Salem, Arkansas.

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Ruth M. Honeycutt

Ruth Honeycutt

Ruth Honeycutt

Ruth Marie Honeycutt was born in Randolph County, Arkansas, the daughter of Everett Risner and Oma Hall Risner on March 18, 1930, and departed this life on November 3, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage to Berry Honeycutt in Randolph County, Arkansas, in October of 1946. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2000.

She is survived by her son, Paul Honeycutt and wife, Susan, of Edmond, Oklahoma; her daughter, Jana Frei and husband, Bud, of Fort Collins, Colorado; two brothers, Richard Risner of West Plains, Missouri and Lester Risner and wife, Peggy, of Collierville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Chris Honeycutt, Kari Vaughn and husband, Donny, Kelli Nichols and husband, Dustin, Jascha Frei, Jason Frei and wife, Ariel, and Kayla Frei and fiancée, Dusty Lasseter; seven great grandchildren, Jade, Keegan, Riley, Madie, Bayler, Annie and Reagan; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Oma Risner; her husband, Berry Honeycutt; one sister, Ruby Utley; one brother-in-law, Frank Utley; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Risner.

Ruth was a Christian and former member of the Edmond Church of Christ in Edmond, Oklahoma, for many devoted years. After moving to Colorado, she became a member of the Meadowlark Church of Christ in Fort Collins.

She spent twenty-five dedicated years as a Real Estate Broker. She was a talented seamstress, making beautiful creations for her family and friends. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family. Ruth was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with Lester Risner officiating.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Missouri.

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Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson

Patricia L. Thompson was born in West Plains, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Thompson and Alma Brawley Thompson on May 8, 1957, and departed this life on October 28, 2018 in Joliet, Illinois, at the age of 61 years.

She is survived by her father, Robert Thompson of Morris, Illinois; two brothers, Robert Thompson Jr., and wife, Candy, of Palm Coast, Florida and Don Cobb and his wife, Amanda, of Channahon, Illinois; two nieces, Tiffany Thompson of Channahon, Illinois and Tonya Coleman, and husband, Robert, of Brandon, Mississippi; and one nephew, Eric Thompson of Coal City, Illinois; other relatives; and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alma Thompson; and several aunts and uncles.

Patricia was a Christian and was of the Southern Baptist faith.

She spent twenty-five dedicated years, working as Manager, for Jemco Engineering Factory in Illinois. She was very artistic and enjoyed crafting.

Although, Patricia had no children of her own, she dearly loved her nieces and nephews and treated them as her children. She had a love for animals and cherished her many cats.

Patricia was a loving and caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will truly missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Barry Thompson officiating.

Visitation will be at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service time.

Interment will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the directi0n of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Bill D. Williams

Bill D. Williams

Bill D. Williams

Bill Davis Williams was born in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Rolland Williams and Fae Davis Williams on November 19, 1933, and departed this life on October 20, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage to Carlene Young in Marshfield, Missouri, on May 29, 1955. They spent more than 60 devoted years as husband and wife.

He is survived by his wife, Carlene Williams of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Mark Alan Williams and wife, Amy, of Bethesda, Tennessee; and two grandchildren, Garrett Williams, attending Southern Methodist University and Brennen Williams, attending University of Pittsburgh; other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rolland and Fae Williams; and one daughter, Barbara Dea Williams.

Bill was a Christian and a long time member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.
He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Missouri National Guard and a First Lieutenant of the United States Army, serving his country proudly for many years.

Mr. Williams was best known for being a newspaper editor, publishing the Thayer News for many years. He was also a past president of the Missouri Press Association.
Bill loved being a part of his community, serving in many different clubs and organizations. He was a long time member of the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the American Legion Post 344, in Thayer and a Military Honors bugler. He was a member of the Thayer Housing Board and a Mason and member of the Clifton Lodge.

Bill’s favorite hobby was to “walk and talk.” He loved taking strolls all around town and would stop to talk to anyone he could. He was deeply devoted to his family and friends. Bill will truly be missed by his family, friends and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Gideon’s International or the charity of your choice.

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Loyd D. Young

Loyd Young

Loyd Young

Loyd Denzel Young was born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the son of Edgar Young and Doris Zirnstein Young on July 17, 1939, and departed this life on October 18, 2018, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 79 years.

He was united in marriage to Ruby Lorene Hurtt in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas on July 28, 1961. She preceded him in death on September 16, 2001.

He is survived by his three children, Lynn Smith and husband, John, of Searcy, Arkansas, Lana Steed and husband, Kevin, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Denny Young and wife, Rachael, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Naomi Begalski and husband, Richard, of Hardy, Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Freda Caldwell and husband, J.C., of Thayer, Missouri and Doris Hurtt of Salem, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Eric Smith and wife, Traci, Erin Morvant and husband, Thomas, Kelsey and Zach Steed, and Cole, Laney and Ty Young; two great grandchildren, Casen and Ava Morvant; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Young; parents, Edgar and Doris Young; and one half sister, Barbara Sutherland.

Loyd was a Christian and a member of the Del Half Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Army National Guard.

He was a farmer, logger and school bus driver, as well as bus mechanic for the Mammoth Spring School System for many years. His favorite hobby seemed to be hard work. He enjoyed farm life and was known for his love of coon hunting and fishing, when time allowed. He was known by his grandkids as “Papa”. They spent many cherished hours together, making long lasting memories.

Loyd was deeply devoted to his family and friends. He will truly be missed by family, friends and the neighborhood in which he lived.

Funeral arrangements will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time, at the church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Paragould Children’s Home and left at the funeral home.

Interment will be held at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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

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