Geneva Faye Farris

Geneva Farris

Geneva Farris

Geneva Faye Farris was born the daughter of David Elvis Owen and Nancy Corminson Owen on October 24, 1941, in Myrtle, Missouri, and departed this life October 14, 2017, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

She was united in marriage on January 7, 1958, in Thayer, Missouri, to Joe Sacra. On October 12, 1961, at Smithville, Virginia, she was united in marriage to Donald Cline. She was united in marriage on June 27, 1964, at Thayer, Missouri, to Robert Farris.

She is survived by four children, Melissia Busby and significant other, Gary McCormack, of Thayer, Missouri, David Sacra and wife, Linda of Thayer, Missouri, Michelle Lynn Farris Simpson and significant other, Waylon Benson of Maumelle, Arkansas and LaDawn Haney and husband, Dale of Doniphan, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Nancy Owen; one son, Douglas Cline; one daughter, Janice Farris; one brother, Delbert Ray Owen; and one granddaughter, Misty Starr McPartlen.

Geneva was a Christian and attended the State Line Pentecostal Church.

She was a hairdresser and also worked as a truck driver for a period of time.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4066 in Wappapello, Missouri.

She enjoyed playing bingo and was active in the Thayer Relay for Life.

She will be remembered as deeply devoted to her family and will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the State Line Pentecostal Church in Thayer with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Tuesday, October 17th from 6-8 PM.

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

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Linda Riley

Linda Riley

Linda Riley

Erma Linda Riley was born the daughter of Robert McWorkman and Clara Belle Walker McWorkman on November 30, 1948, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life September 21, 2017, at her home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, at the age of 68 years.

She was united in marriage on May 18, 1968, at Thayer, Missouri, to Raymond Arnold Riley, who preceded her in death on April 16, 2005.

She is survived by three children, Georgie Emo and husband, Jim of Norman, Oklahoma, Tom Riley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jared Riley and wife, Leah of Rogersville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Cheyenne Emo, Austin Riley, Keegan Riley, Rylend Hacker, and Brayden Hacker; one brother, Don McWorkman and wife, Janet of Reno, Nevada; one sister, Marie Hoggard of West Plains, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Clara Belle McWorkman; her husband, Arnold Riley; one son, Jordan Riley; one brother, Robert McWorkman; and one sister, Jean Brickell.

Linda was a teacher, and taught Special Education classes for many years.

She was an excellent cook and enjoyed reading and visiting with her family and friends.

She was a Christian and attended Jubilee Christian Center.

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

Funeral services for Linda will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Spring River Baptist Church, near Hardy, Arkansas, with Brother Terry James officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

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Frank Webb

Frank Keith Webb was born the son of Thurman Webb and Ruth Alldustin Webb on May 21, 1936, in Rudd, Arkansas and departed this life on September 21, 2017, in Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation in Monett, Missouri at the age of 81 years.

He was united in marriage on June 1, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada to Lora Head.

He is survived by his wife, Lora Webb of the home in Cassville, Missouri; one son, Travis Webb of Springdale, Arkansas; two step daughters, Barbara Smoot and Kathryn Coady; two sisters, Jana Wright and Brenda Jones; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Webb; and one brother, Jess Webb.

Mr. Webb was a faithful member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Bethel Heights, Arkansas.

Frank was employed for many years by Tyson Foods and will be remembered for his dedication to his job.

He was deeply devoted to his family and his church family.

He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Graveside services for Frank Webb will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Riverside Cemetery with Brother Frank Hurst officiating.

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

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Clara Blankenship

Clara Blankenship

Clara Blankenship

Clara Mae Blankenship was born the daughter of Frank E. Struttman and Laura M. VanBoovem Struttman on August 11, 1938, in Rhineland, Missouri, and departed this life on September 21, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.

She was united in marriage on September 17, 1957, at Hernando, Mississippi, to Hosea Blankenship, who preceded her in death on February 23, 2015.

She is survived by three children, Terry Lynn Blankenship of Thayer, Missouri, Cheryl Denise Pleasant and husband, Cliff of Salem, Arkansas, and Bryan Lane Blankenship of Memphis, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Trey Pleasant of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Alyssa McCoy and husband, David of Hutto, Texas, Clint Pleasant and wife, Amanda of Salem, Arkansas, and Alexa Blankenship of Thayer, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Clara Mae, Ezekiel, and Landon; two brothers, Frank Struttman of McKittrick, Missouri and Doug Struttman of Hermann, Missouri; three sisters, Fernie O’Keefe and Shirley Baur, both of St. Charles, Missouri, and Verlee Drury of St. Louis, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gene Struttman and Cyril Struttman; and one sister, Nadine Sullivan.

Clara worked in retail sales and was manager for Dollar General in Thayer for several years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, her flower garden, and was an avid Notre Dame fan.

Clara was a Christian and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer, Missouri.

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

 

 

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Larry Corbett

Larry Corbett

Larry Corbett

Larry Wayne Corbett was born the son Charles Corbett and Ila Hurtt Corbett, on December 15, 1950, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and died September 22, 2017 in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 66 years.

He was united in marriage on May 27, 1977, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Peggy Romine.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Corbett of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two sons, Bryan Corbett of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Brad Corbett and wife, Jessie of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jordan Corbett of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Landon Brewer, Adrianna Corbett, Molly Corbett and Piper Corbett all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one brother, Stan Corbett and wife, Becky of Chattanooga, Tennessee; one sister, Jan Hendershot of Liberty, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Lois Curtis and husband, Rex; one niece, Angie Holland and husband, Josh; one nephew, John Hendershot; three great nieces, Katie Corbett, Lillian Phillips, Flora Bella Holland; one great nephew, Jonathan David Hendershot; other relatives and a host friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ila Corbett; one brother-in-law, Gary Hendershot; one nephew, Chris Corbett; and his mother-in-law, Fern Romine.

He was an active member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ since 1976. He served in many capacities, including song leader, class room teacher and will be remembered for his willingness to help others.

Larry was a businessman, owning and operating C&H Appliance for many years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed nature.  He was an expert rifleman and liked to hunt deer with his bow and muzzleloader. Larry had a passion for restoring old cars and going camping.

Larry was deeply devoted to his family and will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, dad and granddad. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Larry Corbett will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

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Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren

Wanda Warren was born the daughter of Donald Warren and Wilanette Barnett Warren on July 21, 1962, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and departed this life on September 11, 2017, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 55 years.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Warren of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Donna Clairiday of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Joyce Reed of Springfield, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including, one special great-great nephew, Justus Sleeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Warren and Wilanette (Warren) Moss; two brothers, Phillip Warren and Ronald Warren; and one nephew, Matthew Jewell.

Wanda was a graduate of Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1984.

Later, she was employed at a Sheltered Workshop in Springfield, Missouri, for more than fifteen years.

She enjoyed crafts, quilting, jewelry making, and adult coloring books.

Wanda was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith.

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

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Stateline Pentecostal Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

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Carl Day

Carl Day

Carl Day

Carl Mannard Day was born the son of Oscar Day and Arvilla Davis Day on April 21, 1919, in Brandsville, Missouri, and departed this life September 16, 2017, at National Health Care in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 98 years.

He was united in marriage on August 10, 1940, at West Plains, Missouri, to Iva Jeanette Jones, who preceded him in death on June18, 2009.

He is survived by four children, Janet Phipps and husband, Calvin of Koshkonong, Missouri, Sonny Day and wife, Shirley of West Plains, Missouri, Mary Brite of Bay Minette, Alabama, and Jimmy Day of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Arvilla Day; his wife, Iva Day; one son-in-law, Jim Brite; two brothers, Paul Day and David Day; one infant brother; six sisters, Lorene Bussell, Louise Golden, Lucille Golden, Dowan Hunsperger, Hazel Fetrow, and Alice Brown.

Mr. Day was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Carl was a farmer at heart, owning cattle, horses, and chickens. He enjoyed working on his farm and was known to use the brushhog up until the age of ninty years.

He was a Christian and a faithful member of the Stateline Pentecostal Church, where he served as Deacon.

Carl was a dedicated family man and will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Carl Day, age 98, of Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

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

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

 

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Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr.

Herbert Gaines, Jr. was born the son of Herbert Gaines, Sr. and Anna Marie Stroup Gaines on December 5, 1932, in Kerwin, Kansas, and departed this life September 14, 2017, at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage on July 17, 1955, at Thayer, Missouri to Eva Belle Hubbard, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2012.

He is survived by five children, Terry Gaines of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Peggy Stanley and husband, Mike of Highland, Arkansas, Paul Gaines and wife, Lanae of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Lindal Gaines and wife, Laura of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Keith Gaines of Dallas, Texas; seventeen grandchildren, Corey, Jarad, Micaiah, Ruth, Rebekah, Rachel, Michael, Sarah, Hannah, Jonathan, Jesse, Dustin, Ethan, Jacob, Lashae, Colby and Mason; thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor Gaines of Scranton, Kansas; two sisters, Myrtle Sorrell of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Lois Adkins of Shenandoah, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Anna Gaines; his wife, Eva Gaines; five brothers, Charles, Gordon, Kenneth, Clayton and Ray Gaines; three sisters, Martha East, Leota DuBois and Mae Poulette.

Mr. Gaines was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Herbert loved music and especially enjoyed playing his guitar.

He was a small engine repairman by trade and was employed at Sims Tire Shop for several years.

He was a member of the Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Herbert Gaines, Jr. , age 84, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Mike Stanley officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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Sherry Ann Fleming

Sherry Fleming

Sherry Fleming

Sherry Ann Fleming was born the daughter of Wayne and Barbara Fleming on October 5th 1961 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Sherry departed this life September 10th 2017 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 55 years.

She graduated from a Noble High School in 1979. She went on to work for the United States Postal Service for more than 20 years before retiring to Missouri. In Missouri she lived her dream, riding horses, crafting, quilting, dancing, fishing and having quality time with those she loved.

If you knew Sherry, you would know she loved life. She was all heart and no nonsense. In life you sometimes are blessed to come across a person like her. She’d tell you how it is, how it was and will then hug you with the warmest embrace to say I love you. Her love for her family and animals was more than special. She lived on her own terms and dared you to try and stop her or get in her way.

Her infectious smile and hearty laugh will be missed as the night sky would miss the stars if they were taken away. There will be a void without her, but we have our memories. We love you more than you know and will forever miss you!

Sherry is survived by her Mother, Barbara Fleming of Thayer; Sister Terri Kehne of Oregon; Daughter Jessica Bryant and husband ShiMeen King of Oklahoma; Daughter Morgan Cox husband Travis Cox of Oklahoma; Granddaughters Tatiana Bryant and Chutai King and Grandson Hoyt Cox; Boyfriend Walter Mattes; Her other kids Willy Boy, Jackson, Ivy, Maddie, Thor, Niki and Tory.

Memorial services for Sherry, will be held Thursday, September 14th, 2017, at 5:00 PM at the First Church of God in Thayer, followed by a Sunset Graveside Service at 7:15 PM at the Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery in Thayer.

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Leland Martin

Leland Martin was born the son of Noel B. Martin and Mary C. Clark Martin on November 8, 1933, in Stone County, Arkansas, and departed this life September 10, 2017, at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by three brothers, Earl E. Martin and wife, Ruth of Willow Springs, Illinois, Vernon Martin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Leon Martin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Velma Rogers of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Mary Martin; and two sisters, Ruby Parmley and Lorene Martin.

He loved animals, especially his dog, Snow and enjoyed gardening.

He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services for Leland Martin, will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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