Jason Sloan

Funeral Services for Jason Sloan, age 34, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Erman Croney, David Olbricht and Jim Laughary officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday evening, February 15th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM

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

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Joyce Hollis Workman

Graveside Services for Joyce Hollis Workman, age 64, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Johnny Floyd Holesapple officiating.

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

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Dorothy Parrott

Dorothy Parrott

Dorothy Parrott

Dorothy May (Wrenfrow) Parrott was born the daughter of Willie Wrenfrow and Mary (Naiyoke) Wrenfrow on February 24, 1941 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life February 11, 2016, at her home in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.
She was united in marriage on June 26, 1965, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Dewey Parrott.

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Dewey Parrott of the home in Alton; one son, Randy Parrott of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, LaRhonda Parrott Grafton of Alton; one sister, Ruth Goans and husband, Richard of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Nick Naiyoke of Hawaii; two sisters-in-law, Greatle Parrott of Alton, and Margie Parrott of West Plains, Missouri; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Mary Wrenfrow.

After graduating from Mammoth Spring High School, Dorothy worked at Puritan Fashions in Thayer. Later, she and Dewey owned and operated their stores, Parrott’s Shoe Center and Parrott’s Ready to Wear, for thirty years.

Dorothy enjoyed working in their large vegetable garden. She spent many hours canning vegetables and fruit for the winter months. She was proud of taking canned items to the Oregon County Fair, where she took home many blue ribbons. Some years, she took home the grand champion prize.

Dorothy’s faith and belief in God was an important part of her life. As a child, she attended the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring. Later, she was a longtime member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Alton. She was honored to teach the pre-school Sunday School class for many years. She took pride in watching her former students grow into adulthood and many of them have children of their own.

Dorothy enjoyed being outdoors. She loved fishing with her family. And, she enjoyed deer hunting with her husband.

She enjoyed going to Branson with her family nearly every summer.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, sister and a friend to all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Parrott will be held Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Macedonia Baptist Church near Alton, Missouri, with Brother Joby Steele officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Saturday evening, February 13th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton.

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Ann Larson

Ann Larson

Ann Larson

Ann Marie (Slattery) Larson was born the daughter of Francis Slattery and Isabella (Alig) Slattery on July 23, 1928, in Pocahontas, Iowa, and departed this life on February 9, 2016, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 87 years.

She was united in marriage on January 2, 1947, at Emmettsburg, Iowa, to Kenneth Robert Larson, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2007.

She is survived by one son, Gregory Larson of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two grandsons, Frankie Dombrowski and Parker Larson; one granddaughter, Shawn Dombrowski; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Messerly; one brother, George Slattery; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Isabella Slattery; her husband, Kenneth Larson; her daughter, Judith Ann Dombrowski; one sister, Mary Edwards; and three brothers, Raymond Slattery, Robert Slattery and Jim Slattery.
Ann was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer, Missouri.

She was a dedicated homemaker and cherished time spent with her family. She enjoyed collecting antiques and other unique items.

She was a member of the VFW Post #7831 Ladies Auxiliary in Mammoth Spring, and will be remembered by her community as outgoing and friendly to everyone. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services for Ann Marie Larson, age 87, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer, Missouri, with Father Shoby Chettiyath officiating.

The body will Lie-In-State at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, February 12th, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

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Otto Deckard

Otto Deckard

Otto Deckard

Aument Otto Deckard was born the son of Ray Deckard and Susie (Snyder) Deckard on September 27, 1938, in Oregon County, Missouri, and departed this life on February 8, 2016, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage on December 15, 1956, at Hernando, Mississippi, to Dorice Iva Ehrhardt, who preceded him in death on November 24, 2004.

He is survived by three children, Dennis Foulks and wife, Angie of Alton, Missouri, Lynn Coates of Alton, and Terry Deckard and wife, Connie of Topeka, Kansas; four grandchildren, Timothy Deckard, Ryan Deckard, Tracy Bridges, and Amanda Osborn; ten great-grandchildren, Rydan, Presley, Peyton, Austin, Braden, Bradley, Desmin, McKylie, Jase, and Garret; four brothers, Harlin Deckard and wife, Glenda, Loyd Deckard, Wayne Deckard and wife, Barbara, and Glen Deckard, all of Alton; three sisters, Wilma Vest of Oran, Missouri, Beulah Metz and Mary Ellen Deckard, both of Alton; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Susie Deckard; his wife, Iva Deckard; one son, Dwight Edward Foulks; one grandson, Travis Coates; one infant great-grandson; one brother, Elmer Deckard, and an infant brother, Franklin Deckard.

Otto worked for the Alton School District as a school bus driver and part-time bus mechanic for many years. He did some carpentry work and especially enjoyed woodworking. Otto was taught to give his best on a job and appreciated the rewards from a day of hard work.

He was of the Free Will Baptist faith, and will be remembered as a devoted husband and father, good friend, and caring neighbor. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

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

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Tommy Loyd

Tommy Loyd

Tommy Loyd

Tommy Eugene Loyd was born the son of James Alfred Loyd and Dorothy Josephine (Hibbs) Loyd on November 5, 1943, in Clinton, Missouri, and departed this life on February 4, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 72 years.

He was united in marriage on February 10, 1968 in Clinton, Missouri, to Sharon Sisco.

He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Sharon Loyd of the home in Thayer; one daughter, Dorothy Suhr and husband, Scott of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two sons, Tommy Eugene Loyd, Jr. and James Loyd and wife, Wendy, both of Thayer; four grandchildren, Robbie and Ashley Suhr, both of Lee’s Summit, and Donnie and Zackery Ragan, both of West Plains; one sister, Judy Fellhauer and husband, Franklin of Clinton; one step-brother, Jerry Loyd and wife, Lou of Lee’s Summit; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Loyd; one infant brother, Jimmy Ed Loyd; and one granddaughter, Krystal.

Tommy graduated from Clinton High School with the class of 1961. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and until his retirement, worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years.

He enjoyed sports, reading and do-it-yourself projects, and was a dedicated fan of the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tommy was a member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church, near Thayer. He enjoyed helping others and will be remembered as a good neighbor and a loyal friend to all. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services for Mr. Loyd will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Johnny Floyd Holesapple officiating.

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, Missouri.

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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