Carol McGuire

Carol Dean Cochran McGuire was born the daughter of Arch Cochran and Lora Nettie Martin Cochran on January 24, 1938, in Camp, Arkansas, and departed this life December 4, 2017, in Gonzales, Louisiana, at the age of 79 years.

She was united in marriage on June 20, 1959, in Kansas City, Kansas, to John McGuire, who preceded her in death on September 8, 2004.

She is survived by two sons, Dan McGuire and daughter-in-law, Cindy McGuire and Sam McGuire and daughter-in-law, Linda McGuire; seven grandchildren, Haley McGuire, Ashlie Lay and husband, Anthony Lay, Larry Murray and wife, Beth Murray, Chance McGuire Tina Kemmerling and husband, Donald, Chris Hennard and wife, Chelsea, and Randy Swank; seven great grandchildren, Parker Murray, Hannah Lay, Grace Lay, Gibson Murray, Daylan Kemmerling, Demi Kemmerling, and Amelia Hennard; two sisters, Sue Poulette and brother-in-law, Leroy Poulette, and Eleanor Dodd; two brothers, Ollie Cochran and Eugene Cochran; sisters-in-law, Betty Lambert and Paulette McGuire; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Lynn McGuire, brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Karen McGuire; nieces and nephews, Dennis and Genia Poulette, Debbie and Rusty Hyde, Sherman and Kathy Dodd, Roger Dodd, Dale and Barbara Dodd, Kelley McGuire, John McGuire, Kevin and Kris McGuire, Kati and Mike Hoeniges, Molli McGuire, Megan and Wes Thoennes, Erin and Chris Loranger, Kirk and Gabby Lambert, Paula and Dennis McSwain, Mark and Nancy Lambert, Barbara and Luther Dearborn, Cindy and Mike Clift, Jennifer and Darby Milner, Debbie and Steve Miller, Kim and Jim Hart, Pam and Danny Busch, George and Sheron Cochran, Linda Spoor, and Sandra Spoor; many great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Lora Cochran; her husband, John McGuire; three brothers, Archie Ray Cochran, Sam Cochran, and Wayne Spoor; one brother-in-law, Jerry McGuire; three sisters-in-law, Ripple Cochran, Barbara Cochran and Mary Spoor; and one nephew, Jack Spoor.

Carol was a graduate of Koshkonong High School.

She enjoyed the company of her family, cooking, gardening, working on the family farm, shopping, and listening to music.

Along with her husband, she and John owned and operated Dogwood Trails Restaurant in Thayer for several years.

Carol was a Christian lady and faithfully attended church as long as health permitted.

She was deeply devoted to her family and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. McGuire will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 8th 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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James Summers

James Summers

James Summers

James Lee Summers was born the son of Herbert Lee “Jake” Summers and Edith Bates Summers on July 7, 1942, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life December 3, 2017, at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

He was united in marriage on June 18, 1960, in Myrtle, Missouri, to Dorris Louise Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, Dorris Summers of Myrtle, Missouri; two children, Deanna Summers of Jefferson City, Missouri and James Michael Summers and wife, Sandy of Myrtle, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mikael, Jill, Cierra, Sheyenne, and Jake; one brother, Mark Summers and wife, Cindy of Orlando, Oklahoma; four sisters, Mary Todd, Shirley Cockman, Jean Hall, and Ella Mae Oakes and husband, Jerry, all of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Edith Summers.

James was a graduate of Couch High School, graduating with the class of 1960.

He was a well-known auctioneer, a livestock farmer, and custodian at Couch High School for many years.

James was a Christian and a member of the Byrd Free Will Baptist Church.

He was a loving and devoted family man and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He will truly be missed by his family, friends, and the community in which he lived.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Byrd Cemetery, near Myrtle, Missouri with Brother Richard Todd and Brother Joe Garrison officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 5th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Byrd Cemetery.

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Robert Cantrell

Robert Cantrell

Robert Cantrell

Robert Lee Cantrell was born the son of Dolan Cantrell and Pearl Davenport Cantrell on August 3, 1951, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and departed this life November 20, 2017, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 66 years.

He was united in marriage on July 5, 1991, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Carla McFadden.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Cantrell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four children, Jeremy Cantrell, Emilee Abernathy, David Nelson, and Rudy Patin; seven grandchildren, Lucas Abernathy, Logan Abernathy, Larkin Abernathy, Layton Abernathy, Gibson Cantrell, Daley Cantrell, and Nova Cantrell; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolan and Pearl Cantrell; one son, Nathaniel Cantrell; one daughter, Franchesca Cantrell; one brother, Dolan Cantrell, Jr.; and one sister, Helen Allen.

Mr. Cantrell was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a heavy equipment operator and worked in commercial demolition.

Robert was a true outdoorsman and loved living in the country and the ozark mountains. He loved animals, especially his dogs and cats. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, target shooting, and most of all, blowing things up.

Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, where he was actively involved in many church activities.

He will be missed by his family, church family, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 27th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM

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

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Jerry Todd

Jerry Todd

Jerry Todd

Jerry Ray Todd was born the son of Roy Todd and Aleeta Todd on May 1, 1943, in Saddle, Arkansas, and departed this life November 19, 2017, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.

He was united in marriage to Carolyn June Nichols Todd, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage at Koshkonong, Missouri to Janice Sue Bowers Todd, who preceded him in death on July 19, 2007.

He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn June Edwards and husband, Sam of Thayer, Missouri and Kimberly Ray Carr and husband, Darren of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Alisha Reid, Kayla Edwards, Samantha Edwards, Crystal Edwards, Jerrod Carr, Hannah Carr, and Darnett Carr; two great grandchildren; one brother, Harold Todd and wife, Naomi of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Mary Hollis and husband, Larry of Thayer, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Aleeta Todd; and his wives, Carolyn Todd and Janice Todd.

Jerry was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Army.

He was an automobile body repairman and loved old vintage cars.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, and the dances at the VFW and George D. Hay Music Theater.

Jerry always looked forward to the good times he spent with friends at the Thayer and Mammoth Spring Senior Citizens Centers.

Jerry was a kind and caring father, grandfather; and brother, and a good friend and neighbor.

He will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 21st from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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Julia Leu McFann

Julia Leu McFann was born the daughter of Abner S. Rhoades and Julia A. Leu Rhoades on September 26, 1929 in Couch, Missouri and departed this life November 12, 2017 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage on March 25, 1951 at Ravenden, Arkansas to Hutch McFann, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2008.

She is survived by one son, Keith McFann and wife, Connie of Myrtle, Missouri; one daughter, Karen Rickman and husband, David of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Sara Fullington and husband, Justin of Republic, Missouri, Sallie McFann of Myrtle, Missouri, Daniel Rickman and wife, Jessica of Bono, Arkansas, Kari Rickman and Katelin Rickman, both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Daden Fullington and Arianne Rickman; two brothers, Hosea Rhoades of Thayer, Missouri and John Rhoades and wife, Carol of Columbia, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Julia Rhoades; her husband, Hutch McFann; and four brothers, Noah, Silas, Naaman, and Paul Rhoades.

Julia Leu was a Christian and a longtime member of the Dellhalf Church of Christ. She was a devoted daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a dear friend. She will be remembered for her quiet spirit and her determination. Hutch was her true love and her family was of great value to her.

Her grandchildren will always remember her for her ability to make each one feel special and loved. She was a great cook and touched the hearts of each family member with their favorite dish. She was also a gardener and a quilter. She made sure that each child and grandchild had many keepsake quilts.

We love you and you will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Mrs. McFann will be held Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Dellhalf Church of Christ near Myrtle, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450.

 

 

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William Eaves

William Eaves, age 68, of Alton, Missouri, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:25 PM in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

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

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Fern Armstrong

Fern Armstrong

Fern Armstrong

Alice Fern Armstrong was born the daughter of Boyd Anderson and Carrie Whitman Anderson on August 11, 1931, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life November 8, 2017, in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage on November 10, 1948, at Hardy, Arkansas, to Silas Armstrong.

She is survived by her husband, Silas Armstrong of the home in Ash Flat, Arkansas; one daughter, Claudia Freeman of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one son, Ernie Armstrong and wife, Lana of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Konnie Haney and husband, Kenny, Brad Armstrong and wife, Vickie, and Bev Bailey and husband, Sean; five great grandchildren, Kelsey, Hopper and husband, Josh, Kaitlyn, Payton, Landen, and Laken; one brother, Mark Anderson of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Carrie Anderson; one grandson, Anthony Smith; two brothers, Junior Anderson and Buck Anderson; and one sister, Juanita Shaver.

She was a dedicated homemaker and worked with her husband, Silas in his carpentry business.

Fern enjoyed artwork, painting, and music. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. She taught her family about cooking and life in general.

Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Church of God in Thayer; a devoted wife; a loving mother and grandmother; and a dear friend and neighbor.

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

Graveside services for Mrs. Armstrong will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Robert Brown officiating.

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

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Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Patrick Dewayne Martin was born the son of John A. Martin and Terry Lynn Verrett Martin on October 30, 1984, in Granite City, Illinois, and departed this life November 6, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 33 years.

He is survived by his parents, John and Terry Martin of Thayer, Missouri; two brothers, James Martin of West Plains, Missouri and Robert Martin of Circleville, Ohio; two nephews, Chad Robertson and Dameun Mitchell; several cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fred and Juanita Martin; his maternal grandparents, John and Berna Ragan; and grandmother, Leona DeClue.

He was a graduate of the Police Academy, earning an Associate Degree.

Patrick loved music and was a talented drummer. He enjoyed woodworking and Green Bay Packers football.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Refuge Apostolic Church in Thayer.

He will be remembered as a beloved son and brother and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Jerry Heath and Brother Clay Risner officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 13th from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Services will be under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson

 

Memorial Services for Craig Nelson will be held Saturday, November 11th at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.

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Betty McCameron

Betty Ruth (Cotham) McCameron, age 85 of Lenoir City, Tennessee, passed away at her home Sunday morning, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Betty was born to the late Marvin and Dora Bell (Henson) Cotham in Thayer, Missouri. She worked for many years in the Howard County School System in Indiana. She relocated to E. Tennessee where she lived out her retirement years close to family. Betty was a member of the Lenoir City Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by parents; husband, Jack Russell McCameron; granddaughter, Amber Marie McCameron and 16 siblings.

Survived by her sons and wives, Jackey Ray (Deborah) McCameron, Antioch, Illinois, William Russell (Carin) McCameron, Lenoir City, and Joseph Bryan (Kathy) McCameron, Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Chad, Benjamin, Jennifer, Sarah E., Madison, Sarah R. and Justin; great-grandchildren, Alex, Carly, Sam, Cooper, Hayden and Breanna; sister, Mildred Barthlomee, Thayer, Missouri and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

The family will travel to Thayer, Missouri for graveside services at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 10th at McCameron Cemetery, west of Thayer. Carter Funeral Home in Thayer will serve the family in Missouri.

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