Tawni Christeen Gross

Tawni Gross, age 22, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, died on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Ravenden, Arkansas.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 1:00 pm until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

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Edith Robinson

Edith Robinson, age 84, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, died on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Gainesville, Florida.

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

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Harold Tackitt

 

Harold Tackitt

Harold Tackitt

Harold Gene Tackitt was born in Gepp, Arkansas, the son of Everett Tackitt and Arizona Deatherage Tackitt on April 20, 1938 and departed this life on June 5, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 81 years.

He was united in marriage to Faye Shelley McKee on June 9, 1984 in Thayer, Missouri. They spent almost thirty-five wonderful years together.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Tackitt of the home, in Thayer, Missouri; five children, Vickie Leonard and husband, Tom, of Caulfield, Missouri, Jesse Tackitt and wife, Anita, of West Plains, Missouri, Lorinda Parker and husband, David, of Caulfield, Missouri, Randy Tackitt and Jane of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Curtis Tackitt and wife, Margaret, of West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Bessie Biddle of Mount Ayr, Iowa; one brother-in-law, R.L. Maynard of Gepp, Arkansas; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of twenty-five years, LaVonne Joan Tackitt; his parents, Everett and Arizona Tackitt; one daughter, VaLanda Kaye Tackitt; one granddaughter, Brandy Tackitt; one great granddaughter, Arionna Kinder; three brothers; and six sisters.

Harold was an Assembly of God minister, pastoring many churches in this area for over thirty-five years.

Besides his ministry, he was a hardworking logger and rancher. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed going hunting during deer and turkey season, and fishing.

Harold will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Harold Tackitt, age 81, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Stephen Shelley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Friday June 14th from 6-8 PM.

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

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Robert Richard Newman

Robert Richard Newman, age 59, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas died on May 31, 2019 at his home in Mammoth.

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

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Leroy Mitchell Mills

 

Leroy Mills

Leroy Mills

Leroy Mitchell Mills was born in Thayer, Missouri, the only child of Hade Mills and Vesta Mitchell Mills on April 30, 1941. He was born in the log cabin, which is now located at Sherwood Park; two miles west on W highway. Leroy departed this life at 5:50 p.m. on May 29, 2019 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, of Lewy Body Dementia, at the age of 78 years.

He was united in marriage to Loretta Honeycutt in Thayer, Missouri on September 3, 1960. They spent fifty-eight wonderful years together.

He leaves to grieve his passing, wife, Loretta Mills, of the home in Thayer, Missouri; his only son, Byron Kelly Mills and wife, Holly, of Harrison, Arkansas; one grandson, Joshua Ryan Mills of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Jennifer Ludbrook of Nixa, Missouri; many of Loretta’s family along with several fishing and hunting buddies; other relatives; countless friends; and he also leaves behind his furry friend, Miss Kitty, who is still crying for him.

Those gone on before are his parents, Hade and Vesta Mills, and a special Uncle Roy and Aunt Hettie Dunsmore.

Leroy worked for Frisco, Burlington Northern and Burlington Northern Santa Fe for thirty-five years, retiring in 2002 as a conductor. Retirement was spent on Northfork Lake and at their trailer most of the time.

Leroy enjoyed keeping his yard neat and had great gardens, he often shared with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, hunting all types of game. In later years, he enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews youth hunting.

Leroy was a loving mate and always saw to it that Loretta received the care she needed. He enjoyed the time he spent with his son, Byron, and grandchildren, Joshua and Jennifer, especially on four-wheelers. Leroy and Loretta have a special great nephew, Dawson Harris, which they cared for four years and took Dawson to the lake with them for weeks at a time. Leroy called for him to the bitter end.

Leroy will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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Othel Mainprize

Othel Mainprize

Othel Mainprize

Othel Henry August”Junior” Mainprize was born in Washington, Missouri, the son of Othel Mainprize and Elsie Kappelmann Mainprize on January 10, 1940 and departed this life on May 30, 2019 at St. Frances Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 79 years.

He was united in marriage to Donna Montgomery on October 28, 1961 in Houston, Missouri. They spent fifty-seven wonderful years together.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Mainprize of the home, in Catoosa, Oklahoma; two sons, Michael Mainprize of Edmond, Oklahoma and Mark Mainprize and wife, Jenny, of Lexington, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Caleb Mainprize and Ashley Flores and Kacie Mainprize all of Edmond, Oklahoma and Mia Mainprize of Lexington, Kentucky; one brother, George Mainprize and wife, Rosemary, of Thayer, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Othel and Elsie Mainprize.

Othel attended college in Rolla, Missouri where he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He then went on to work for Rockwell International as a structural design engineer, retiring after many years of dedicated service. His biggest passion was going to the lake to work on boats. He also enjoyed working on cars and building hot rods. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Othel will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00 PM until service time.

Interment will be held at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.

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

 

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Edd Washam

Edd Washam

Edd Washam

Edd Junior Washam was born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the son of Ritchie Washam and Allie Land Washam on July 10, 1927 and departed this life on May 26, 2019 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 91 years.

He was united in marriage to Rosemary Langston on February 12, 1950 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. They spent sixty-nine wonderful years together.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Washam of the home, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three children, Tessie Jean Harper of Los Angeles, California, Anna Lee DeShazo and husband, Bruce, of Glenpool, Oklahoma, and Edwin Dwight Washam of the home, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Kevin DeShazo and wife, Megan, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lindsey Wiseman and husband, Brad, of Salem, Arkansas, and Brittani VanWinkle and husband, Larmon, of Conway, Arkansas; seven great grandchildren; he was a special uncle to his many nieces and nephews, especially Dale and Eugene Washam and their families, who were instrumental in his care; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ritchie and Allie Washam; three brothers, Ned, Amos and Art Washam; and one sister, Rita Collins.

Edd was a lifelong member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. He was a member of the American Legion Post #55 in Mammoth Spring and former member of Mammoth Spring Lions Club.

Along with his wife, Rosemary, he owned and operated Washam’s Hardware in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas for over fifteen years.

He spent many years plotting and caring for Riverside Cemetery, often helping people locate their loved one’s grave. During his free time, he loved to golf and watch the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all, he was deeply devoted to his family.

Edd will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home on Thursday, May 30th  from noon until 8:00 PM.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 31st from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Paragould Children’s Home or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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Rex Stevens

Rex Stevens

Rex Stevens

Denny Doyal Rex Stevens was born the son of Verni Stevens and Eula Allman Stevens on August 28, 1941 in Kennett, Missouri and departed this life on May 24, 2019 at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 77.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Hoyt Shaw on April 4, 1998 in Thayer, Missouri and they spent twenty-one wonderful years together.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stevens, of the home, in Thayer, Missouri; five children, Tracy Stevens (Maxine) of Lakeview, Arkansas, Rex Anne Galyean (Terry Hill) of Piggott, Arkansas, Sandra Stevens of Rolla, Missouri, Denny Stevens (Rhonda) of Licking, Missouri, and their mother, Joeann Parris of Kennett, Missouri, and Michelle Buckner (Dustin) of Licking, Missouri; five step children, Gloria Lewis (Larry) of Licking, Missouri, JoAnn Robinson (Allen) of St. James, Missouri, Justin Aichele (Veronica) of Tunis, Tunisia, Heather Milloway (Gene) of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Suzanne Caverly (John) of Denver Colorado; two brothers, Novis Stevens (Carol) of Piggott, Arkansas and Porter Stevens (Karen) of Piggot, Arkansas; one sister, Margie Amberger (Harold) of Perryville, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verni and Eula Stevens; his wife, Connie Stevens; two brothers, Sigaford and Ronnie Stevens; and one sister-in-law, Sue Stevens.

Rex was a Christian and member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer, Missouri. He worked for USPS, retiring as postmaster after more than forty years of dedicated service.

Rex was an excellent and creative grill cook. He loved to grill for his family and friends. He also enjoyed getting everyone together for fish fries and to spend time with one another. He was an avid outdoorsman and liked a good coon hunt.

Rex was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Graveside services of Thayer, Missouri will be held, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Arytown Cemetery, east of Thayer, with Pastor Pam Ekey officiating.  The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Wednesday, May 29th from 1:00-2:30 PM.

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

A Celebration of Life potluck will be served at the St. Paul United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 29th at 11:00 AM with all family and friends invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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Robert D. Smith

Robert D. Smith, age 73, of Thayer, Missouri, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:47 AM in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

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

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Annabelle “Ann” Haney

Ann Haney

Ann Haney

Annabelle Hurtt Haney was born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the daughter of Arvel and Flora Belle Whiteside Hurtt on September 16, 1933 and departed this life on May 18, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 85 years.

She was united in marriage to Gene Haney on April 9, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2013.

She is survived by her three daughters, Debora Cook of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Carol Ann Haney and Lyle Martin of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Vickie Barbee and husband, Greg, of Thayer, Missouri; one son, Kenny Haney and wife, Konnie, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one brother, Charlie Hurtt and wife, Charlotte, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three sisters, Marie Wilcox and Imogene Revelle, both of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and June Case and husband, Don, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandchildren, William Barbee of Thayer, Missouri, Heath Barbee and wife, Lillie, of Thayer, Missouri, and Kaitlyn LeAnn Alford and husband, Jacob, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three great grandchildren, Khloe Ann Barbee, Carson Oliver Barbee and Harrison Aaron Barbee, all of Thayer, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Becky Howell and husband, Jack, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Haney; her parents, Arvel and Flora Belle Hurtt; one infant daughter; one son-in-law, Bill Cook; two sisters, Mary Louise Hurtt and Ila Corbett; and four brothers, Arvel Hurtt, Jr., James Hurtt, Ronald Hurtt and Jesse Hurtt.

Ann with her husband, Gene, owned and operated Wicker General Store in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas for twenty years.

She enjoyed gardening, canning and preserving fruits and vegetables for her family. She also enjoyed quilting and making beautiful flower arrangements for the General Store.

She was a Christian and member of the Mammoth Spring, Church of Christ.

Ann will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Annabelle “Ann” Haney, age of 85, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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

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