Mary Lee Parnell

Mary Lee Parnell

Mary Lee Parnell

Mary Lee (Ary) Parnell was born the daughter of James H. and Leonia G. (Janes) Ary on October 11, 1926, East of Thayer, in Oregon County, Missouri and departed this life September 12, 2013 at West Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage on July 20, 1961 in Thayer, Missouri to Leonard Edward Parnell, who preceded her in death on November 8, 1988.

She is survived by one brother, J.D. Ary of Thayer, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Paul Parnell of Diamond, Missouri; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Parnell; her parents, James and Leonia Ary; three sisters, Hazel Bennett, Ola Risner and Ora Harper; four brothers, Lawrence Ary, Lehman Ary, Lloyd Ary and Floyd Ary.

Mary Lee was employed as a Sales Clerk at Olds Brothers Department Store in Thayer for twenty years and, worked on their farm for another twenty years. She loved listening to gospel and bluegrass music and enjoyed seeing live music shows.

She often served as a caregiver to her family and friends and was happy to offer her assistance anytime it was needed. Having no children of her own, she loved all children, especially her nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. In her younger days, she loved working with the children at her church..

Mary Lee was a Christian and attended Cane Hill Sunday School, East of Thayer for many years.

She was a sweet and kind lady who will be remembered as a loving and caring sister and aunt and a giving, loyal friend. She will be truly missed.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Parnell will be Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating.

Mrs. Parnell’s body will Lie In State at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Saturday, September 14th from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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Kathleen Mooney

Katie Mooney

Katie Mooney

Kathleen Louise (Hobbs) Mooney was born the daughter of Theo Hobbs and Ruby (Ball) Hobbs on September 16, 1928, in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life September 11, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage April 17, 1947 at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Bobby Dean Mooney.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Vidar and husband, David of Morristown, Tennessee; one sister, Barbara Cash and husband, Linden of Thayer, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theo and Ruby Hobbs and her husband, Bob Mooney.

Katie was employed by the Thayer High School as secretary for many years and had also worked at the Bank of Thayer.

She was a lady of many talents; sharing them with others through her paintings, needlework, quilting, music, and her delicious home cooked meals. Katie especially enjoyed quilting and treasured the time she spent with the Thayer First Baptist Church Peace Maker Quilters. She loved people and always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer and was a well-known and respected lady with a kind heart, a loving spirit and a deep devotion for her family. She will truly be missed by all.

Graveside services for Mrs. Mooney will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Gerald Bounds officiating.

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Larry Aaron

Larry Aaron

Larry Aaron

Larry Wallace Aaron was born the son of Thomas Jefferson and Jessie (Fisher) Aaron on May 14, 1940 in Tatumville, Tennessee and departed this life September 1, 2013 at his home in Piggott, Arkansas at the age of 73 years.

He was united in marriage on August 14, 1958 in Portageville, Missouri to Peggy Noakes.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Aaron of the home in Piggott, Arkansas; one son, Sammy Noakes and friend, Bobbie Anderson; four grandchildren, Sherry Powell and husband, Wade of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Bundy Noakes and wife, Trena, Samuel Noakes and wife, Jessica of Little Rock, Arkansas, Zachary Bloomfield of Ash Flat, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Taylor Noakes, Collin Powell, Coby Noakes, Coltin Powell, and Brooklyn Noakes; one unborn great grandchild; one sister, Oneida Buck and husband, Denton of Harrison, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jessie Aaron; two brothers, Benny and Paul Aaron; and one sister, Faye Rhodes.

Larry was a Christian and served as a missionary in various countries including the Philippines, Germany, Holland and Poland.

He appreciated the beauty of God’s creation, while enjoying his favorite sport of hunting with family and friends.

Larry was deeply devoted to his family and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral Services for Mr. Aaron will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Reverend John Bonk and Reverend Stephen Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Tuesday, September 3rd from 1:00 PM until service time.

Burial will be in the Eagles Rest Cemetery near Wirth, Arkansas.

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Rick Rowsey, Jr.

Rick Rowsey

Rick Rowsey

Richard Allen “Ricky” Rowsey, Jr. was born the son of Richard Allen Rowsey, Sr. and Thelma Maurine (Smith) Rowsey on March 24, 1956 in Springfield, Missouri, and departed this life August 28, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 57 years.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, four sisters, Brenda White and husband, Travis of Monett, Missouri, Wanda Rowsey of Springfield, Missouri, Teresa Atkinson and husband, Ronald of Springfield, Missouri, and Christina Jones and husband, Jeffrey of Springfield, Missouri; his maternal grandmother, Zelma Maxine Stoops of Springfield, Missouri; special friend, B.J. Jordan of the home in Couch, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma Rowsey.

Richard was an expert drywall craftsman. For many years, he owned and operated R&R Drywall in Springfield, Missouri. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Constitution party. He volunteered with Go Green Ozarks and Common Sense Property Rights Coalition.

He was a person of faith with a great appreciation for nature. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors.

Ricky will be remembered as a wonderful brother, a loving grandson, a loving uncle to his nephews and nieces, and a kind and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Greenlawn North.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be given to the American Heart Association or, the American Cancer Society and may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer or, Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield.

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Clay Lowther

Clay Lowther

Clay Lowther

Clay Lowther was born the son of Lawrence Dean Lowther and June (Mefford) Lowther on September 1, 1961 in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life August 29, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 51 years.

He was united in marriage on September 6, 1981 in Thayer, Missouri, to Jacalyn Annette James.

He is survived by his wife, Jacalyn Lowther of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, Matthew Wayne Lowther and Michael James Lowther, both of Ozark, Missouri; two daughters, Amy Elizabeth Lowther of Ozark, Missouri, and Melissa Ann Lowther of Springfield, Missouri; one grand-daughter, Hadley Sanders; his father, Lawrence Lowther and wife, Cathy of Thayer, Missouri; his mother, June Emery of Thayer, Missouri; one brother, Tracy Lowther and wife, Shawnee of Thayer, Missouri; nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Dean Lowther; and step-dad, Mike Emery.

Clay worked as a Service Technician for the telephone company for many years. He loved hunting and fishing, and very much enjoyed working the land.

He was a believer in the Christian faith, giving his heart to the Lord twelve years before his passing. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and son. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lowther will be Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Randall James officiating and burial in the Thayer Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Friday, August 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St.Judes Childrens Research Hospital, and may be left at the funeral home.

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Brian Hurtt

Brian Hurtt

Brian Hurtt

Brian Dale Hurtt was born April 9, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Ronald C. Hurtt and Wilma Jean (Cherry) Hurtt and passed away August 26, 2013, in Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 42 years.

Brian is survived by his sister, Cindy Bennett of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; his brother, Ronald Hurtt, Jr. of Tupelo, Mississippi; his uncle and best friend, Charlie Hurtt of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four aunts: Ann Haney, Marie Wilcox, Imogene Revelle and June Case, all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Special survivors are his Shady Oaks family, where he had lived for the past twelve years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Jean Hurtt; two uncles, James Lee Cherry and James Hurtt; one aunt, Ila Corbett; maternal grandparents, J.L. and Wilma Cherry; and paternal grandparents, Arvel and Flora Hurtt.

Brian attended both Mammoth Spring and Thayer High Schools, graduating from Mammoth Spring High School with the class of 1991. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. He was thrilled the day the State Champion, Mammoth Spring Bears basketball team came to visit Shady Oaks…a special day that Brian talked about for a long time.

Brian was a member of the Church of Christ and worshipped with the Thayer congregation as long as his health permitted.

He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney officiating.

His body will lie in state at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Wednesday, August 28th from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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Deborah Slack

 
Deb Slack

Deb Slack

Deborah Beaver Slack was born July 8, 1954 at Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, NM and returned to her Creator August 24, 2013. She was united in marriage to Michael Don Slack and resided on a farm near Thayer, MO which she loved.

She is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Carmen Deborah Smith, son-in-law Keith Rodell Smith, granddaughter Cheyenne Dakota Smith and grandson Laramie Laredo Smith of Gentry, AR; daughter Maria Palmer and son-in-law in spirit Kyle Love of Steamboat Springs, CO; her parents Beal and Lynn Beaver of Prairie Grove, AR; brothers Steve, Mark and David Beaver, sisters-in-law Jennifer and Karen Beaver, sister Sharon and brother-in-law Robert Hensley all of northwest AR, sister Pam and brother-in-law Naushad Aurangzeb of Alta Loma, CA; mother-in-law Mary Slack, sister-in-law Jill Slack and nephew Matthew Slack of Springfield.

Deb was a retired elementary school teacher and lifelong gardener. She was the founder of Ozarks Self Reliant Living University and taught classes in gardening and heritage studies each month in three cities. She was an organizer of the Go Green Festival in Thayer, a member of the Missouri Organic Association and a speaker at their conference every year, and a supporter of the Ozarks Property Rights Coalition. She loved her family, her country, her farm and the chance to teach others organic gardening, canning and self-reliance. She especially loved her daughters and her beautiful grandchildren. She had many friends in the Ozarks that she loved and thousands of people online in the Organic Homestead Gardening Group and others whose lives were made richer by knowledge she shared. She loved native American culture and was adopted into, and appointed Medicine Woman by the Overhill Cherokee Nation. She was a member of the Republican Central Committee of Oregon County and many politicians will testify that she often warned them to stay honest and respect the people they served. She was a frequent guest on local radio, especially America’s Voice Now, and was offered the chance to host a weekly self-reliance radio program two days before her passing. She worked long hours in her garden, loving every minute, and credited her mother with her love of gardening. She and Mike loved working together and had talked the day before she passed about how happy they were and how they planned to grow old together on their farm.

A celebration of Deb’s life will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Afterwards, as Deb wished, her friends and family will meet at the Thayer Senior Center to share memories over covered dishes in the old time country way. All are welcome.

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Susan Ann Wagner

Susan Ann Wagner, age 77, of Thayer, Missouri, died at 3:40 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at her home in Thayer.

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Mark Newman

David “Mark” Newman, age 58, of Myrtle, Missouri, died at 2:30 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at his home in Myrtle.   Final Disposition is under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

Graveside services for Mr. Newman will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

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Louis Junior Young

Junior Young

Junior Young

Louis Junior Young was born the son of Louis W. Young and Elizabeth Bessie (Taylor) Young on February 5, 1940 in Ravenden, Arkansas, and departed this life August 17, 2013 at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 73 years.

He was united in marriage on June 4, 1960 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Larein England.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Larein Young of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three children, Harry Young and wife, Shelia, Marty Young and wife, Janet, and Lanae Gaines and husband, Paul, all of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Clint Young, Luke Young, Amy Turnbough and husband, Nick, Bridget Myers and husband, Brian, Brittany Young, Chris Young, Lashae Armstead and husband, George, and Colby Young; four great-grandchildren, Callie Jo and Cody Young and Tyler and Cole Myers; four step-grandchildren, Jesse, Ethan, Dustin and Jacob Gaines; two step- great grandchildren, Brady & Emma Gaines; his mother-in-law, Alberta England of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two brothers, Jerry Young and wife, Antonia and Ricky Young and wife, Cindy; five sisters, Annie Young, Minnie Hightower, Mary Ripley and husband, Ed, Thelma Thomas and husband, Floyd and Violet Young; two sisters-in-law, Lajune Romans and Laverne Risner and husband, James; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Harry England; two nephews, Bradley Risner and Anthony Brannon; and two brothers-in-law, Glen Romans and Ray Hightower.

Junior owned and operated Young’s Drywall and enjoyed working with his sons, Harry and Marty, while teaching them the trade.

He was well respected in his community and will be remembered for his pleasant personality and willingness to help others. Junior enjoyed working on his farm, visiting with his neighbors, and loved life, living it to the fullest.

He was a Christian man and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. His deep devotion to his family and the cherished moments they shared will never be forgotten.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Brother Jimmy Lemonds and Brother Charles Morgan officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Tuesday, August 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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

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