Joey Wayne Pendarvis

Joey Pendarvis

Joey Pendarvis

Joey Wayne Pendarvis was born the son of Joddie R. Pendarvis and Trecie E. Robinson Pendarvis on March 8, 1949, in the home, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and departed this life on October 14, 2018 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri due to injuries sustained from an accident on his farm in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 6 days.

He is survived by his wife, Daphene Pulley Pendarvis, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three children, Jolie Washam and husband, Bradley, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Julie Rich and husband, Larry, of Bono, Arkansas, Jody Pendarvis and wife, Andrea, of Harrison, Arkansas. God has blessed Joey with eight amazing granddaughters, Jaden Layne Rich, Halle Blaire Rich, Ava Claire Pendarvis, Brynn Olivia Washam, Carley Erin Rich, Brooklynn Grace Pendarvis, Braelyn Saige Dolores Washam, and Macie Danielle Pendarvis; one brother, Willis R. Pendarvis of Salem, Arkansas; and one sister, Carol R. Johnson and husband, Don, of Koshkonong, Missouri; in addition to a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores J. McGhee Pendarvis; his father and mother, Joddie and Trecie Pendarvis; and one sister, Kathryn Pendarvis.

Joey was raised on the family farm south of Many Islands, where he spent time learning to farm, make garden, raise animals, build fence, carpentry, work on machines and pretty much anything else he set his mind to conquer, which included various pranks and antics on his two sisters and brother, as well as, sharpening his quick wit and come back skills.

He attended Mammoth Spring School, graduating in 1967. In February of 1969, he married a blonde headed, barrel racer become teacher, Dolores McGhee, and together they built a home five miles south of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, where they raised their three children. Joey and Dolores were dedicated parents that built their social lives around their children’s interest. Joey coached many Little League softball and baseball teams, giving his time and care to the youth of the area. He made many lasting memories both for his players and fans, in addition to, many umpires and referees alike.

After Dolores passed in October of 2006, he began visiting with a high school friend, Daphene Pulley Bowers, and they were married in November of 2007. He spent the next eleven years with her, teaching her many new skills she needed to be a farmer’s wife (some of which she might not have cared too much to learn…)

In addition to the family farm, Joey earned his living working as an engineer/conductor, then Frisco, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. He retired in March of 2009 at the age of 60, after working forty-two years for the company.

Joey knew how to work hard. Hard work at 150 miles per hour was his hobby. His vacation time and free time alike were spent in the hay field, working cattle, building fence, clearing trees with his “bulldozer” tractor and in later years, attending the various sporting and theater performances of his eight granddaughters. He was a devoted and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a faithful member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ, as well as, a Vietnam War Veteran.

Joey will be remembered for his leadership, hard work, strong spirit and quick wit. His spirit and presence left an unforgettable first impression no matter whether it was positive or negative, you were going to remember your encounter with Joey Pendarvis. He would always give you his honest, “always correct” opinion of the situation. You knew where you stood with him. If you spent much time talking with him in his later years, he would tell you his greatest desire was to live as God’s word instructed so he could reach Heaven in his passing and be reunited with his loved ones gone on before.

He leaves behind many lasting fond memories for his loving family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Barry O’Dell officiating.

Visitation will be at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ on Thursday, October 18th from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and left at the funeral home.

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Neal Cagle

Neal Cagle, Jr.

Neal Cagle, Jr.

Neal Alderman Cagle, Jr. was born in Selma, North Carolina, the son of Neal Andrew Cagle, Sr. and Challie Long Cagle, on October 19, 1931, and departed this life on October 13, 2018, in Myrtle, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Crabtree on September 26, 1958, in South Carolina and they spent sixty wonderful years as husband and wife.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Cagle of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; five children, Penny Wicker of Myrtle, Missouri, Challie Frealy and husband, Mike, of Thayer, Missouri, Anderson Cagle and wife, Alana, of North Carolina, Genevieve Robinson and husband, Jason, of West Plains, Missouri, and Jonathan Cagle and friend, Mary, of Myrtle, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren, including one special granddaughter who helped care for him, Karissa Houts of Springfield, Missouri; several great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Challie Cagle; two infant siblings; his brother, Howard; and four sisters, Myrtle, Jean, Annie and Virginia.

Neal was a Veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country for three years, five months and two days.

Mr. Cagle was a Christian and of the Holiness faith. He was an avid reader, and read many books from his own library. He enjoyed reading and studying his Bible daily and listening to sermons on the radio.

He was a carpenter, building a home for his family as well as making many keepsakes and souvenirs for family and friends.

He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, a good friend and neighbor. Neal will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery,  near Thayer, Missouri.

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

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Martin L. Komm, Jr.

Martin Komm, Jr.

Martin Komm, Jr.

Martin L. Komm, Jr. was born in Fryatt, Arkansas, the son of Martin L. Komm, Sr. and Opal McDonald Komm on March 3, 1938, and departed this life on October 10, 2018, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.

Martin was married to Fern Leslie in 1959, in West Memphis, Arkansas.

He is survived by his six children, Tammy Combs and husband, Eddie, of Myrtle, Missouri, Marty L. Komm, III of Thayer, Missouri, Randall R. Komm of Fenton, Missouri, Mike Komm of Bryant, Arkansas, Missy Underwood and husband, Mark, of Thayer, Missouri, and Marvin Komm and wife, Teri, of Bolivar, Missouri; one sister, Frances Komm Wyatt of Thayer, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Brian Combs, Jamie Perryman, Marty Komm, IV, Michelle Turner, Jessica Wolff, Jena Greer, Mikayla Barnett, Mitchell Underwood, Kristen Komm, Jason Komm and Josh Komm; ten great grandchildren, Tucker, Elena, Cash, Maggie, Legend, Legacy, Lane, Lance, Jordan, Jacey, Emery and Eli; one sister-in-law, Frankie Komm of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three nephews, Tony, Fred and Ken; one niece, Sandi; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Opal Komm; one brother, Donald Komm; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Wyatt.

Martin was a Christian and member of the First Church of God in Thayer, Missouri. He loved his church and his church family deeply.

He was also a member of the Alton-Thayer Elks Lodge and was the Exalted Ruler for several years. He enjoyed going to the Mammoth Spring Senior Citizens Center and playing pool with whoever would go up against him.

Martin had a love for woodworking. He made beautiful clocks out of barn wood and other types of materials for his family and friends. He also would often sell them at local flea markets.

He was a conductor for Frisco Railroad, retiring after twenty years of dedicated service.
Martin enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing or mowing grass. He will be remembered as a coach for Little League baseball and Mighty Mite football and was instrumental in building the fields at Thayer for his teams.

Most of all, Martin loved and adored his family. He was a devoted and loving father, brother, grandfather and friend. Martin was dearly loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home.

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

Contributions may be made in his memory to the First Church of God in Thayer, Missouri or the Mammoth Spring Senior Citizens Center.

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Robert Jeffrey Martin

Robert Martin

Robert Martin

Robert Jeffery Martin was born in Keiser, Arkansas, the son of Morris Martin and Billie Jeffery Martin on March 3, 1957, and departed this life on October 8, 2018, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, at the age of 61 years.

He is survived by his mother, Billie Jeffery Martin; one daughter, Brittany Martin of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas; two step-sons, Carl Mardis of Dallas, Texas and Justin Mardis of Alton, Missouri; one brother, Tim Martin and wife, Melinda, of Keiser, Arkansas; two sisters, Cheryl Martin of Keiser, Arkansas, and Donna Martin and husband, Clifford, of West Plains, Missouri; one grandchild, Karston Hatfield of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews who were very special to him; other relatives; a host of friends; and his special four legged buddy, Pedro.

He was preceded in death by his father, Morris Martin; his brother, Dale Martin; one niece, Kelly Puckett; and one nephew, Jason Combs.

Robert was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving our country proudly in the Vietnam War.

He was a Christian and member of the First Baptist Church in Myrtle, Missouri.

Robert adored his only grandson, Karston, who he spent much of his time with.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved spending his time outdoors.

He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, a good friend and neighbor. Robert will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Cotton Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Couch, Missouri, with Brother Russel Hensley officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until service time, at the church.

Interment will be at the Cotton Creek Cemetery in Couch, Missouri.

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

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Melba Jean Bowers

Bowers photo edited 4Melba Jean Bowers was born the daughter of Jess L. Tharp and Lottie B. Nickels Tharp, on April 20, 1935 in Saddle, Arkansas. She departed this life on October 7, 2018, at her home in Sedalia, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

She was united in marriage to Herbert Bowers on October 29, 1951, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and they spent 67 wonderful years as husband and wife.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Bowers of Sedalia, Missouri; her daughter, Phyllis Golden of Sedalia, Missouri; three brothers, Jessie Tharp of Madison, Georgia, Bobby Tharp of Crump, Tennessee, and Jerry Tharp of Tuckerman, Arkansas; one sister, Euretta Smith of Osceola, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Michael David Golden of Sedalia, Missouri, Nancy Daugherty of Concordia, Missouri, Michael Allen DeShazo of Thayer, Missouri, Christopher DeShazo of Springfield, Missouri, and Brian Smith of Thayer, Missouri; nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Lottie Tharp; one daughter, Regina Lynn; one son-in-law, Paul Golden; four brothers, Jimmy, Donald, Hubie and James Tharp; two sisters, Mary Lou Bennett and Peggy Sue Stone; and one grandchild, Jennifer Collins.

Jean was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri and later became a member and attended Broadway Baptist Church in Sedalia, Missouri.

She was a dedicated homemaker and was employed by Puritan Fashions in Thayer for many years. She was an excellent seamstress and did custom sewing for others. She enjoyed and took great pride in making cheerleader uniforms for the Thayer Bobcat Cheerleaders.

Jean served as custodian for the Thayer First Baptist Church. She helped mold the life of countless children as she worked in the church nursery for many enjoyable years.

She had a love for gardening, canning, reading and crocheting.

She will be remembered as deeply devoted to her family, a good friend and neighbor. Miss Jean will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, in Thayer, Missouri, with Adam Rouse officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time.

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

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Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson was born in Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Fleet Lance and Mattie Cockman Lance on April 12, 1927, and departed this life on September 29, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 91 years.

Joan was married to Irvin Johnson on November 19, 1948, in Grandview, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1971.

She is survived by one son, Gary W. Johnson and wife, Anita, of Bolivar, Missouri; one daughter, Brenda Loftus of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren, Shana Loftus, Sheri Bennett and husband, Austin, and Kristy Watts and husband, Eric, all of Kansas City, Missouri; and two great grandchildren, Alexander and Kellen Watts; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Johnson; parents, Charles Fleet and Mattie Lance; and several brothers and sisters.

Joan spent many years as a counselor at the Missouri Job Service in Kansas City, Missouri, where she helped people who needed occupational guidance.

Joan was a Christian and of the Southern Baptist faith.

She loved watching television, especially game shows and baseball games.

She will be remembered as deeply devoted to her family, a good friend and neighbor. Joan will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 1:00 PM in Garfield Cemetery located near Couch, Missouri, with Brother Aaron Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association and left at the funeral home.

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

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Wanda Sue Burkhead

Sue Burkhead

Sue Burkhead

Wanda Sue Burkhead was born in Thayer, Missouri, the daughter of Otto Honeycutt and Grace Hackworth Honeycutt on December 31, 1942 and departed this life on September 23, 2018, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

She was united in marriage to Bill Burkhead on July 31, 1960 in Garfield, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2015.

She is survived by her son, Greg Burkhead and wife, Kim, of Arab, Alabama; four sisters, Lucille Underwood and husband, Ralph, of Thayer, Missouri, Linda Kay Brewer and husband, Junior, of Thayer, Missouri, Brenda Garrison and husband, David, of Myrtle, Missouri, and Lana Chester and husband, Rick, of Myrtle, Missouri; three grandchildren, David Sorrell and wife, Leona, Darrin Sorrell and wife, Lacey, and Brad Burkhead and wife, Mary; eight great grandchildren, Angela, Mason, Rylee Jo, Cade, Tommy, Matthew, Gracie and Neely; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Burkhead; her parents, Otto and Grace Honeycutt; one daughter, Angie Sorrell; and two brothers, Eddie and David Honeycutt.
Sue was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church, serving as secretary and clerk for forty-two devoted years.

She was a hairdresser, retiring after many years of service to her loyal customers.

She was an avid reader, especially when it came to reading her Bible. She also loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving mother to her children and never missed her daily phone call with her son, Greg.

Sue was deeply devoted to her family and loved spending time with her brothers and sisters. Sue will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Jason Roberts and Brother Bryce King officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society and left at the Funeral Home.

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Lawrence Lowther

Lawrence D. Lowther

Lawrence D. Lowther

Lawrence Dean Lowther was born in Thayer, Missouri, the son of Lemuel C. Lowther and Vivian Mefford Lowther on April 4, 1935, and departed this life on September 20, 2018, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Wright Lowther of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Tracy Lowther and wife, Shawnie of Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Chandra Torretta and husband, Nick of Willard, Missouri; one step-son, Matthew Brinkman of Kalamazoo, Michigan; one step-daughter, Cinnamon Carlson of Fort Wayne, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Daniel Lowther Busch, Logan Lowther, Tallon Lawrence, Matthew Lowther, Michael Lowther, Amy Lowther, and Melissa Burton; five step-grandchildren, Hannah Brinkman, Jake Brinkman, Brendon Burch, Cassidy Carlson and Gage Carlson; seven great grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel and Vivian Lowther; and two sons, Michael and Clay Lowther.

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

Lawrence worked in law enforcement for most of his life and served as Chief of Police for the City of Thayer for ten years. His hobbies included fishing and wood working, however, his greatest joy in life was being surrounded by his family.

Lawrence was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri. He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, a loyal friend and neighbor. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Lawrence Lowther will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Gerald Bounds officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, September 24th from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

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Robert Lee Wilson

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Robert Lee Wilson was born in Brandsville, Missouri, the son of Andrew Wilson and Eva Dobbs Wilson on January 26, 1943, and departed this life on September 19, 2018, in Brandsville, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

He is survived by his wife, Elma Wilson of the home in Brandsville; four children, Tammy Evetts and husband, Tony of West Plains, Missouri, Phyllis Cunninghan and husband, Eric of Ozark, Missouri, Robert Wilson and wife, Jennifer of Pottersville, Missouri, and Tracy Wilson and wife, Squeekie of West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Helen Melton of Thayer, Missouri, Mary Guy of West Plains, Missouri, and Nadine Brewer and husband, Jim of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, Courtney Davis, Jordan Lewis, Stetson Evetts, Arista Cornwall, Kori McMillan, Tristan Cunningham, Brodie Wilson, Tessa Wilson, Jason Palmer, Jessie Wharton, Joni Crampton, Dugan Pierce and Brandy Helm; twenty-four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Eva Wilson; two brothers, James Wilson and Charles Wilson; and two sisters, Betty Mae Vandiver and Evalee Repschlaeger.

Mr. Wilson was a veteran of the United States Army. While stationed in Korea, he attended the US Army Southeastern Signal School and became a radio teletype operator.

Robert was employed by Bruce Hardwood in West Plains, Missouri for many years and also continued to other jobs on the side. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh.

Robert was a Free Will Baptist minister and attended Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading his Bible.

He cherished time spent with his family and enjoyed keeping his yard and surroundings in immaculate condition. He was deeply devoted to his family and will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Robert Lee Wilson will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, September 21st, from 6-8 PM. at the funeral home.

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

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Lisa Wrenfrow

 

Lisa Wrenfrow

Lisa Wrenfrow

Lisa Lynette Wrenfrow was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Max Krauter and Mary Ann Huguenard Krauter on January 29, 1966 and died at her home in Myrtle, Missouri on September14, 2018, at the age of 52 years.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Hershel Wrenfrow of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; her mother, Mary Ann Sumney of Apache Junction, Arizona; two step-daughters, Christy Combs and Tonya Wrenfrow; two sisters, Diana Schnelker and Connie Richeal; one half-sister, Amie Sumney; one brother, Terry Krauter; six step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Max Krauter and one brother, Randy Krauter.

She was employed by Air Evac for several years, working in cash posting. She had a passion for rescuing animals and enjoyed dancing, gardening and horseback riding.

Lisa was a compassionate person. She liked to entertain while being surrounded by her family and friends. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving daughter, caring and giving sister, step-mom, step-grandmother and step-great grandmother, friend and neighbor. Lisa will truly be missed by all that knew her.

A Celebration of Life for Lisa Wrenfrow will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the barn on the Hershel Wrenfrow farm.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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