Rose Marie Eaves

Memorial services for Rose Marie Eaves, age 65, of Alton, Missouri, will be held Saturday evening, April 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Chaplain David Langston officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Saturday evening, April 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM until service time.

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Linda Dethrow

Linda Dethrow

Linda Dethrow

Linda Lou (Martin) Dethrow was born the daughter of Roy Martin and Inez (Harmon) Martin on October 22, 1939, in Couch, Missouri, and departed this life in West Plains, Missouri, on March 18, 2016, at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage on June 22, 1957, in Thayer, Missouri, to Howard Dethrow.

She is survived by her husband, Howard of the home in Couch, Missouri; one daughter, Janet Bennett and husband, Clifton of Couch, Missouri; two granddaughters, Andrea Nicholson and husband, Dennis of Couch, Missouri and Krystal Wiersma and husband, Brian of Ankeny, Iowa; four great grandchildren, Dalton and Carter Nicholson, Emilynn and Madalynn Wiersma; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Inez Martin.

Linda was a long time member of Garfield Free Will Baptist Church. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed helping on the family farm.

She will be remembered as devoted wife, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by her family and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 21, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

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

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Robert Langston

Robert L. Langston

Robert L. Langston

Funeral Services for Robert Langston, age 95, of Couch, Missouri, will be held Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Plains, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM on Sunday evening, March 2oth at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Couch, Missouri.

Robert Lowell Langston, son of the late Z.T. Langston and Mae Harper Langston, was born December 29, 1920 in Couch, Missouri and departed this life March 17, 2016.
He was married November 6, 1943 in Duluth, Minnesota in a military wedding to Marjorie Anderson, who preceded him in death February 27, 2008. They were happily married for 64 years.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marjorie Kathryn Shultz and husband Tom, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Elizabeth Mae Morgan and husband Ken, Grapevine, Texas, and Cynthia Ann Bauer and husband Joe, Alton, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kelly DeLavergne, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Daniel Robert Feeney, Kirkland, Washington, Eric Morgan and wife Trisha, Irvine, California, Meghan Griffith and husband Ben, Maumelle, Arkansas, Tim Shultz and wife, Stephanie, Griffith, Indiana, and Christine Pollock and husband Brandon, Valparaiso, Indiana; six great grandchildren, Patty DeLavergne, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Ainsely Feeney, Oakland, Tennessee, Sienna Mae Morgan, Irvine, California, Kellen Morgan, Irvine, California, Jackson Robert Griffith, Maumelle, Arkansas, and Gracie Griffith, Maumelle, Arkansas; one sister, Olive deLadurantaye, Hampton, Virginia, and numerous nieces and nephews, and loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; twins, Earl and Harvel; one brother, Edsel Langston, and three sisters, Geraldine Lassiter, Hazel Langston, and Jean Taylor.
He was a veteran of WWII serving 38 months in the United States Coast Guard and one year in Naval Reserves after WWII. He was also a member of the Civil Conservation Corps organization after high school graduation.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mo. Synod of West Plains, Missouri, baptized in that faith with his three daughters at Christ The Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956. He spent 35 years in the electrical industry in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Kentucky. He was a civil war historian and a long time member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Oregon County Historical Society. He will be missed by his loving family and friends.
We wish to thank Mary Matthews of Riverways Hospice and caregiver Joe Bauer for their compassion and kindness.

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John Coleman

John "Bubba" Coleman

John “Bubba” Coleman

Funeral services for John Wayne “Bubba” Coleman, 59, West Plains, Missouri, formerly of Thayer, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer, Mo with Sam Cobb officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Wilford Wayne Coleman and Gertrude Elizabeth Sanders Coleman, on May 15, 1956 in West Plains, Missouri and died March 15, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He is survived by two sisters, Oretha Lee Cobb and husband Ron, West Plains, and Pamela Studyvin, West Plains, Missouri; two nephews, John Cobb and wife Juliet, West Plains and Sam Cobb and wife Rachel, West Plains; two nieces, Rebekah Studyvin, Fairway, Kansas and Sarah Studyvin, Montclaire, New Jersey; ten great-grand nieces and nephews, Andrew, Patrick, and Daniel Cobb; Reed, Brooks, Jane, Blythe, Graham, Tess, and Claire Cobb; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and special friends, Allen, Billy and Lonnie Deckard.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wilford Wayne Coleman and Gertrude Elizabeth Sanders Coleman.

Bubba graduated from Thayer High School with the class of 1974. He also was a long time Mason.

Bubba loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. When he wasn’t on a camping trip on the Spring River or in the Mark Twain National Forest, you could usually find him grilling on his back deck. An avid sports fan, Bubba was usually listening to a game on the radio, and watching a game on the television all at the same time. He loved cheering for the Thayer Bobcats and Mizzou Tigers, but he took the most pride in watching his great-nephews play for the Zizzers.

In his spare time, Bubba enjoyed cooking, reading, and watching movies. He could never resist watching “The Duke” in an old western. Bubba was always adding to his collection of John Wayne memorabilla, and he even had a John Wayne tattoo.

Anyone who knew Bubba also knew that he could never pass up the opportunity to play a good practical joke. Bubba never hesitated to remind his two sisters that he was the baby and should be spoiled!
Above all, Bubba found the greatest joy in taking care of his family and friends. He lovingly helped everyone around him with whatever needed to be done. There was no better handyman, dog sitter, mechanic, mover, or landscaper than Bubba.

Contributions may be made to the Thayer Public Library at 121 North Second St., Thayer, Missouri 76791, or the American Cancer Society at 3322 South Campbell Ave., #P, Springfield, MO 65807.

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

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James “Jim” Lloyd

Jim Lloyd

Jim Lloyd

James Leroy “Jim” Lloyd was born the son of Jay Lloyd and Florence (Matthews) Lloyd on August 18, 1941, in Pontiac, Michigan, and departed this life March 7, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.

He was united in marriage June 15, 1963, at Waterford, Michigan, to Sharon L. Coffel.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lloyd of the home near Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, LaVonna Harris of Flint, Michigan; four grandchildren, Susan K. Lloyd and companion, Jason of Lennon, Michigan, James M. Lloyd and wife, Haley of Michigan, Richard L. Harris and wife, Tiffany of Swartz Creek, Michigan, and Terra L. Harris of Flint, Michigan; ten great grandchildren, Kiley, Ethan, Maddie, Evan, Owen, Isaiah, Makala, Jasmine, Ariana and Dakota; two brothers, Thomas Lloyd of South Carolina, and Frank Spencer of Michigan; one sister, Norma Graves of Illinois; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Florence Lloyd.

Jim was a proud veteran, serving his country in the United States Marine Corps.

He was employed as a Parts Interpreter by General Motors, working in several of their Michigan plants until retiring after twenty-eight years of service.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer, Missouri. He enjoyed playing golf and walking with his dogs, Mandy and Max.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

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

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Jason Sloan

Jason Sloan

Jason Sloan

Jason Michael Sloan was born the son of Paul M. Sloan and Kathleen E. (Olbricht) Sloan on June 10, 1981, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and departed this life February 12, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 34 years.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Kathleen Sloan of Thayer, Missouri; aunts and uncles, David and Paula Olbricht of Thayer, Ted and Barbara Olbricht of Thayer, Jan and Doug Melton of Couch, Missouri, Herman Sloan of Koshkonong, Missouri, Neal Sloan of Thayer, Diane and Jim Pierce of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Millie and Larry Myers of Mammoth Spring; cousins, Keith Olbricht and wife, Stacy, Reneé Olbricht Swearengin and husband, Steve, Joshua Olbricht and wife, Gayla, Jared Olbricht and wife, Nicole, Nichole Melton Brooks and Justin Roy, Douglas Melton and wife, Kiley, Derek Pierce, Brian Myers and wife, Ashley, and Brandon Myers and wife, Rhonda; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Edith Sloan; maternal grandparents, Truman and Jean Olbricht; one infant aunt, Patsy Sloan; and one cousin, Matthew Allen Pierce.

Jason graduated from Thayer High School with the class of 2000, where he was a proud member of the Thayer Bobcat Marching Band. Later, he attended Crowley’s Ridge College and Southwest Missouri State University in West Plains, earning his Associate Degree.

Jason loved spending summers at Crowley’s Ridge Youth Camp, both as a camper and as a counselor.

He enjoyed helping his dad on the farm and going deer hunting with him. Sometimes, he could be seen taking a good nap while in the deer stand.

Jason was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Rams fan. He enjoyed country music and listened to a variety of artists, especially his favorite, Luke Bryant.

One of the highlights of his life was getting his drivers license, and all will remember Jason’s infectious belly laugh.
Jason was a member of the Church of Christ. He was an inspiration to everyone he met, greeting each day with determination and showing to all the true meaning of love for others.

He will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, grandson, nephew, and cousin, and a friend to all. He will truly be missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of those who dearly loved him.

Funeral services will be 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 the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Monday evening, February 15th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

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Joyce Hollis Workman

Joyce Workman photoJoyce Ann Hollis Workman was born the daughter of Leahmon Hollis and Ruby (Dowdy) Hollis on March 15, 1951 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life on February 12, 2016, at her home near Thayer at the age of 64 years.

She is survived by her fiancé, Rick Mooney of Thayer, Missouri; her mother, Ruby Hollis of Thayer, Missouri; two daughters, Lisa Honeycutt and husband, Steve of Thayer, Missouri and Sandy Salmon and husband, Jim of Mountain View, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Zach Honeycutt and wife, Lexi, Morgan Cotham and husband, Stefan, Molly Pittman and husband, Keyshawn all of Thayer, Missouri, Shelby Mitchell, Jamie Salmon, Reanna Mitchell, Jolie Salmon and Tayla Salmon, all of Mountain View, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Hunter, Levi, Paislee, Kinsley, Karson and Jaydence; one brother, David Hollis and wife, Kim of Thayer, Missouri; two nieces; two nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leahman Hollis; one granddaughter, Meghan Honeycutt; and one brother, Boyd Hollis.

Joyce was employed by Wallace & Owens and later, Harp’s as a grocery cashier, retiring after nineteen years of service. In her retirement, she was blessed by serving and caring for others while employed by Allen Supported Living for two-and-a-half years.

She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed drawing, crocheting, reading, growing flowers and attending auctions. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She will be remembered as a loving companion, a dedicated mother and grandmother, a caring sister, and a kind and compassionate friend. She will truly be missed by all.

Graveside Services for Joyce Hollis Workman 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 the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.

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Dorothy Parrott

Dorothy Parrott

Dorothy Parrott

This service has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 10:00 am. due to the weather.

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 Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM 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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