Winona Burrow

Winona Burrow

Winona Burrow

Hazel Winona Haynes Burrow, age 83, was born on August 29, 1935 near Campbell, Missouri, and departed life on earth on April 20, 2018 at her home in Nixa, Missouri. Her genetic parents were Charles and Freeda Haynes; one brother, William Charles Haynes; two sisters, Rose Mary Haynes and Carolyn Haynes; one half-sister, Ruthie; two half-brothers, Michael and Butch; and lastly, six step sisters, Inez, Dorothy, Betty Ruth, Patsy, Barbara, and Joan Greenfield.

She grew to prefer being called Winona, attending school in the Bethany Community and later in Campbell, Missouri. Winona attended Southeast Missouri University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1954 and 1955, majoring in Home Economics. She transferred to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1955, where she met Lehaman James “Buck” Burrow. Winona and Buck were married on December 17, 1955, in Jonesboro, and were blessed with six children: Lehaman Burrow, Jr., Winona Cheryl Ward, Terry Wade Burrow, Teresa Antoinette Wilson, Siena Rose Crow, and Charles Fred Burrow.

Winona received the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of the Bethany Community General Baptist Church. Buck and Winona, with their family strove to serve the Lord God Almighty (Yahwe) and our Savior Jesus Christ (Yashua). Winona always strove to continue teaching her family members patience, high morality, the Ten Commandments, the appreciation of nature, animals, and toleration.

She especially loved to travel, to expand learning for herself and others. She and her family fondly remembered living in the Ozarks; living on the Navajo Reservation in the Southwest for almost forty years; and living and working with the Nunamiut Eskimos in the Arctic on the Alaskan North Slope at Anaktuvuk Pass for five years. While there, Winona worked in the local school as librarian while her husband was the school’s Principal and head administrator. She loved her family and immensely enjoyed helping them with their school work and projects, while encouraging them to strive for excellence.

Winona highly enjoyed working with American Indian children and Eskimo people and was loved by everyone she helped and came into contact with. During her family’s life on the Navajo Reservation, Winona helped over thirty homeless or abused Indian teenagers by giving them support, food, clothing, and shelter in her family’s home, sometimes for many months at a time.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 27th from noon until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

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Diane King

Diane King

Diane King

Karen Diane King was born the daughter of Lewis Ethan Huffman and Alice Lorraine Trader Huffman on July 26, 1950, in Kansas City, Kansas, and departed this life on April 14, 2018, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 67 years.

She was united in marriage on December 26, 1967, at Edwardsville, Kansas, to Cleatus King, who preceded her in death on October 24, 2014.

She is survived by one son, Nathan King and wife, Leslie of Hardy, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Angelia King of Violet Hill, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Johnny Jones, Luke King, Elisabeth King, and Aaron King; one great grandchild, Johnny Jones, Jr.; two brothers, Larry Huffman and wife, Karen of Protem, Missouri, and Ronnie Huffman and wife, Carma of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Sharon Barnes of Wideman, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Alice Huffman; her husband, Cleatus King; one son, David King; and one brother; Gary Huffman.

Diane was a dedicated homemaker and truly made her house a home for her family. She enjoyed interior decorating and decorated every room in her home for each season throughout the year. She also assisted in decorating for any special events at her church.

Diane enjoyed working in her yard, especially her flower garden.

She was a Christian lady and a faithful member of the Christian Tabernacle.

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

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 1:00 PM at Eagle’s Rest Cemetery near Hardy with Brother Jason Jackson officiating.

Interment will be in Eagle’s Rest Cemetery, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Garrel H. Rogers

Garrel Rogers

Garrel Rogers

Garrel Herman Rogers was born the son of Bessie Lorene Rogers on March 7, 1939, in Koshkonong, Missouri, and departed this life April 10, 2018, at his home in Koshkonong, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.

He was united in marriage on July 19, 1962, in Thayer, Missouri, to Jo Kathleen Cochran.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Kathleen Rogers of the home in Koshkonong, Missouri; three sons, Garrel Gene Rogers and wife, Robin of Livingston, Tennessee, Eric Lee Rogers and wife, Elizabeth of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Aaron Dean Rogers and wife, Cristy of Foristell, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Gary Rogers, Karmon Rogers, Nicole Rogers, Sunnie Rogers, Kendal Escue, Joshua Rogers, and Hannah Rogers; four great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Hazel Huizar, Beryl Jones, Earlene Jones, Carolyn Meeker, Donnie Jones and wife, Donna, Ronnie Jones and Dolly Brashears and husband, Jerry; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Rogers; one brother, John Wayne Jones and two sisters, Nilene Ivey and Terry Whisnant.

Garrel proudly served his country in the United States Navy where he was an aircraft mechanic. After his service, he continued as an aircraft maintenance technician working for Air Evac and other businesses in commercial aviation.

He was a jack-of-all-trades and was commonly known as “Mr. Fix It”, repairing all manner of things. He home built an experimental aircraft. He loved reading in his spare time.

Garrell was a faithful member of the Koshkonong Assembly of God Church and will truly be missed by his family, church family, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Charles Cochran officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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

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Ron Combs

Ron Combs

Ron Combs

Ronald Leamon Combs was born the son of Leamon Combs and Ada Roberts Combs on February 19, 1949, in Couch, Missouri, and departed this life April 7, 2018, at his home near Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 69 years.

He was united in marriage on December 14, 1985, at the Cotton Creek Church in Couch, Missouri, to the love of his life, Darlene Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Combs of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three children, Daryl Johnston and wife, Amber of Thayer, Christy Stogsdill and husband, James of Harrisburg, Missouri, and Darron Combs and wife, Aminta of Thayer; six grandchildren, Tyler Johnston, Miley Johnston, Trenton Johnston, Ethan Stodsdill, Alex Stogsdill, and Keili Combs; two sisters, Norma Risner of Springfield, Missouri and Wanda Melton of Couch, Missouri; a special uncle and two special aunts, Devert and Ruth Combs of Fenton, Missouri and Inis Roberts of Thayer; nieces, nephews, and cousins; other relatives; and a host of friends.

Ron was blessed to have wonderful Christian parents, Leamon and Ada Combs, who preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of the Couch High School, graduating with the class of 1967.

Ron graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Agriculture. Upon graduation, he taught in the Agriculture Department of Alton R-IV School District.

Ron began his real estate career in 1972. He thoroughly enjoyed his lifetime endeavor in the real estate business, especially working with his family. He and Darlene were very successful owners and brokers of Century 21 Combs and Associates, making many friends and lasting relationships throughout the years.

He was a member of the Army National Guard, a cattle farmer, local businessman, served on the Couch School Board, was an officer with the State School Board Association, served on the committee to organize a Thayer Boys and Girls Club, and served as Oregon County Public Administrator.

Ron was a Christian man and an active member of the Thayer Gideon Camp. He was also a member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church, where he faithfully served as Sunday School Teacher and Church Trustee.

Ron had a love for people, compassion for helping others, and was truly a family man.

His greatest earthly possession was his wife, children, and grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye. He will truly be missed by his family, church family, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Richard Robinson and Brother Joe Garrison officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in Ron’s memory to the Gideon International and may be left at the funeral home.

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Bettie Cook

Bettie Cook

Bettie Cook

Bettie A. Cook was born the daughter of Frank Bryant and Julia Herm Bryant on November 2, 1925, in Jackson, Missouri, and departed this life April 4, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 92 years.

She was united in marriage on May 21, 1960, at Rockford, Illinois, to Walter Cook, who preceded her in death on March 25, 2011.

She is survived by one son, Clinton Huff of Allen, Texas; one daughter, Lori Jewell of Thayer, Missouri; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Julia Bryant; her husband, Walter Cook; one daughter, Lois Ann Choat; one grandchild; three brothers, Lloyd Bryant, David Bryant and Richard Bryant; and three sisters, Jean Hall, Cecelia Bryant, and Sharon Bryant.

Bettie, along with her husband, Walter, owned and operated service stations near Hardy, Arkansas, for several years. She also made fishing lures, which she sold locally.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grand children.

Bettie enjoyed working in her garden. Most of all she loved her pride and joy, her dogs, Katie and Freckles.

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

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother John Holesapple officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Interment will be in Eagle’s Rest Cemetery in Hardy, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Bryan Cody Hoyt

Bryan Cody Hoyt

Bryan Cody Hoyt

Bryan Cody Hoyt was born the son of Joseph Lee Hoyt and Shelia Marie Heilig Hoyt on December 25, 1991, in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life April 3, 2018, in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 26 years.

He is survived by his parents, Joe and Shelia Hoyt of Thayer, MO; six brothers and sisters, Christy Newland and husband, Peter of Bensen, AZ, Brandon Hoyt and finance, Nicki Messamer of Virginia, Austin Hoyt and wife, Sarah of Wichita, KS, Justin Hoyt of Springfield, MO, Cruz McDermott and wife, Lauren of Jonesboro, AR, and Destini Ball and husband, Ryan of Thayer, MO; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

Cody was raised in the Thayer and Springfield, Missouri areas. He graduated Willard High School in December 2009, six months ahead of schedule. He was so excited to start his adventure with the Army. He entered and completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood and served in Afghanistan. He was decorated for his service. Bryan Cody Hoyt was considered an excellent soldier, a great leader, and a good friend by many who served with him in the military. After being honorably discharged, Bryan wanted adventure. He moved to Alaska to attend University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He enjoyed out door activities, especially snowboarding.

He was loved and respected for his leadership abilities. His friends shared the following thoughts about Cody. He was someone who always had a joke or silly grin on his face. He also had a passion for life bigger than life itself. He had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was infectious to anyone around. Bryan was a man with strong opinions, but could talk and laugh with different people.

He was a loving and kind son. In his childhood he was winsomely sweet. Bryan was more than a brother, he was a best friend, and a bright point in so many lives. He was not just a selfless brother, but selfless to everyone he was around…No matter what we as family were going through he was always right there to make us laugh and a good listener. We wouldn’t be who we are today without Cody. His love, light and humor made us all better people. Many of us looked up to him. He was brave, caring, strong, and loving. We will forever miss and love him.

Cody had a heart for other veterans suffering with PTSD. He hoped, once he over came the effects of PTSD, to help others. He spoke on numerous occasions that he hoped to start a pod cast and find other ways to help fellow soldiers. Bryan was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to http://www.mightyoaksprograms.org

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

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

 

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Bill Martin

 

Bill Martin

Bill Martin

Billy Dean Martin was born the son of Lewis Jefferson Martin and Neva Ida Clark Martin on March 4, 1941, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life on April 2, 2018, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage on January 6, 1963, at Thayer, Missouri, to Ellen Orman.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Martin of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, Mark Ryan Martin and wife, Monica of Thayer, Missouri and Scott Eric Martin and wife, Allison of Nashville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Grant Martin, Nicklaus Martin, Gabriel Martin, Jack Martin, and Megan Martin; two brothers, Jerry Martin and wife, Jill of Springfield, Missouri and James Martin and wife, Sharon of Thayer, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Neva Martin; and two brothers, Joe Darrell Martin and Robert Lewis Martin.

He was a graduate of Thayer High School, graduating with the class of 1959. He also attended DeVry Institute, where he received a degree in Electronics. Bill put his electronics training to use as an engineer at KALM in Thayer.

He was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Navy as a member of the Navy Hurricane Hunters.

Bill loved to fly and got his pilot’s license at the age of 48 and enjoyed flying across the United States.

He enjoyed hunting (especially coyote), skeet shooting, fishing, reading, radio frequency transmitafication, and “spinning a yarn.”

He was the third generation to live on and operate the Martin farm, expanding the operation and herd size.

Bill was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where he attended as long as health permitted. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Bill was a wonderful husband, great dad, the best grandpa (Poppy), and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 5th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 5th, from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Sharon K. Montalto

Sharon Montalto

Sharon Montalto

Sharon K. Montalto was born the daughter of Mack A. Kissee and Goldie Adline Ivey Young on January 13, 1945, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life April 2, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 73 years.

She is survived by one son, Joseph Montalto of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Elizabeth Beckett and husband, Matthew of Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Joseph Zahnd, Christopher Zahnd, Anthony Beckett, and Leda Beckett; one brother, Larry Dean Kissee of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack Kissee and Goldie Young; one son, Anthony Montalto; one brother, John Kissee; and two sisters, Lota Rule and Lillian Burr.

Sharon was an avid student, graduating with a Masters Degree in American History. She taught American History in the Kansas City area Community Colleges for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She loved the study and research of genealogy, both for her family and helping others, and enjoyed working in her garden.

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

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Harvey Allen officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 7th, from 12:00 Noon until service time at 2:00 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

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

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Reitha P. Altier

Reitha P. Altier, age 73, of Zanesville, Ohio went to be with her Lord 4:08 AM Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Genesis Hospice in Zanesville.

She was born April 03, 1944 in Campbell, Missouri the daughter of William M. and Delphia Marie Newman Bray.

Reitha had been an owner & operator of an Arcade, employed at United Technologies, was employed as a real estate agent with Town & Country Realty, and most recently was an owner & operator of a childcare center. She loved sewing, crafts and floral designing. She mostly enjoyed teaching her family about the Lord Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her six children; John Paul (Joanna) Altier, Jason Altier, Rachele (Chris) McKinney, Joseph Altier, Renee (Abel) Niculcea, Rebecca “Robin” (Joel) Yeske; 21 Grandchildren; Isaac, Dominic, Isabele, Elizabeth, Ashtin, Aydenn, Connor, Abigail, Lucas, Rachel, John, Harley, Hannah, Natalie, Jamie, Justice, Mikala, Austin, Alisha, Ashley, & Amanda; 6 Great Grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Lee Bray and Gene Bray. Reitha was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, followed by a procession to Thayer Cemetery.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Lois Moore

 

Lois Moore

Lois Moore

Lois Alma Moore, age 92, of Lonoke, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018.

She was born August 22, 1925 at Doniphan, Missouri, to Jessie Mae Tutterow and Dan Harmon Payne. Lois was married in Texarkana, Arkansas, on June 21, 1944 to L.C. Moore of Queen City, Texas. She was a devoted wife to her husband till his death, and a loving mother to their three children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, fishing, and hunting. She was added to her Lord by baptism and at her death was a member of Palm Street Church of Christ, Lonoke, Arkansas.

Lois is survived by a daughter, Alma Geraldine (Kenneth) Dinkins, a son, Jesse M. (Lynette) Moore, a daughter-in-law, Carol Moore; 7 grandchildren: Teresa (Kevin) Parsons, Leonard Moore III, Christy Moore, Amy (Chad) Marthaler, Carie Moore (Chad Mckenzie), Kenneth Dinkins, Jr., and Andy Moore; 8 great grandchildren: Jeremy (Lindsey) Parsons, Ashley (Jeremy) Duncan, Ryan Parsons, Zach Moore, Sean McCaffrey, Dani Moore, Mackenzie Marthaler, and Bodie Moore-Mckenzie; 2 great-great grandchildren: Blakely Duncan and Nathan Parsons; a sister: Annabel (Ervon) Tillman and two brothers: Elmer Payne and David Rodger (Linda) Payne and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard (L.C.) Moore I; a son: Leonard Moore II: a daughter-in-law, Sally Moore; her parents: Jessie and Dan Payne; 3 sisters: Eva Jean Crook, Melva Vandergriff and Audrey Adams and one brother: Dossie Payne.

A heartfelt thanks is extended to the Staff of the Lonoke Health and Rehab Center, Lonoke, Arkansas for their helpful, loving care of our mother.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Doniphan, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Doniphan, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

 

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