Leo Hall

Leo Hall

Leo Hall

Leo Hall was born the son of James Andrew Hall and Lydia (Sorrell) Hall on November 26, 1928, in Myrtle, Missouri and departed this life November 8, 2013, in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage on May 5, 1951, in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Jueldine Honeycutt, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1989. He was united in marriage on August 24, 1991, in Thayer, Missouri to Mary (Rogers) Combs.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hall of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; two sons, Don Hall of Myrtle, Missouri and Steve Hall and wife, Ronda of Thayer, Missouri; two granddaughters, Lisa Bowers and husband, Jeremy of Thayer, Missouri and Amanda Jens and husband, David of Pomona, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Brooke, Tessa, Lorrin and Addison Jens, Cole Bettis, and Kyle Bowers; four sisters-in-law and their husbands; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Lydia Hall; his wife, Jueldine Hall; and one grandson, Timothy Hall.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Occupation Medal while stationed in Germany.

Leo owned and operated a can milk hauling service for many years. He was also a successful livestock farmer and enjoyed working on the farm and raising cattle. Most of all, he loved his family and cherished time spent with them.

He was a Christian man and a faithful member of the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church.

He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend. He will truly be missed by his family and the community in which he lived.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Ralph Douglas and Brother David Honeycutt officiating.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Myrtle 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 the Myrtle Cemetery Fund and left at the Funeral Home.

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Molly Cantrell

Molly Cantrell

Molly Ruth (Walthall) Cantrell was born the daughter of Charles William Walthall and Bertha Jane (Fraley) Walthall on July 19, 1935, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life November 6, 2013, at her home near Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 78 years.

She was united in marriage on August 4, 1957, in Miami, Oklahoma, to Hershel “Bud” Cantrell, who preceded her in death on August 9, 1995.

She is survived by two children, Randal Cantrell of Thayer, Missouri, and Brenda Walker and husband, David of Henderson, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Anita Sturgeon and husband, Bryan of Rover, Missouri, Monica Van Gent and husband, Mike of San Diego, California, and Lindsay Ressler and husband, Trey of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four great grandchildren, Callie, Jobe, and Emmy Sturgeon and Lainey Van Gent; two brothers, Howard Walthall and wife, Duronda of Independence, Missouri and Dan Walthall and wife, Faye of Galena, Missouri; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Annette Janice Cantrell; and one sister, Lillian Williams.

Molly was an avid reader, and enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and working in her flower garden.

She had been employed at Sears, Roebuck & Company and Montgomery Ward, both in Kansas City, Missouri; Tri-County Shirt Factory in Salem, Arkansas; and worked as a waitress in various local restaurants.

Molly was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ for many years. She will be remembered as a kind and caring lady with a deep devotion to her family. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer on Sunday, November 10th from 2:00 PM until service time.

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

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Glen D. Johnson

Glen Johnson

Glen Del Johnson was born the son of James Edward Johnson and Lola Mae (Wheeler) Johnson on June 14, 1929 in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life March 27, 2013 in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the age of 83 years.

He was united in marriage on August 3, 1954 in Thayer, Missouri to Jean Marie Wiggs who preceded him in death on March 22, 1991.

He is survived by one son, Michael Johnson of Las Cruces, New Mexico; one daughter, Jo Fran Hobbs of Lenexa, Kansas; two granddaughters, Jenna Hobbs of Lenexa, Kansas, and Brandy Wiseman of Phoenix, Arizona; one great grandson, Ethan Cannon; two brothers, James Johnson of Alton, Missouri and Phillip Paul Johnson of Merkel, Texas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lola Mae Johnson; five brothers, Boyd “Bud” Johnson, Nolan “Bill” Johnson, Don Johnson, his twin, Glee Johnson, and Ned Johnson; and two sisters, Marian Evans and Jessie Mae Burkhead.

Glen was a machinist, retiring from Armco Steel in Kansas City, Missouri after twenty-three years on the job. He enjoyed collecting and working on guns as well as raising a garden.

He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a wonderful brother, a great uncle, and a loyal friend. Glen will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Johnson will be Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Mr. Johnson’s children officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

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Edith Strain

Edith Strain

Edith Dolores (Fischer) Strain was born the daughter of John B. Fischer and Hazel (Harrison) Fischer on October 25, 1918 in Belleville, Illinois, and departed this life October 25, 2013, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 95 years.

She was united in marriage on November 14, 1944, in Geneva, Nebraska, to James Robert Strain who preceded her in death on April 22, 1996.

She is survived by two sisters, Janet Smith of Vinton, Virginia, and Joan Veath of Belleville, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Daphene Gordon of Fielding, Utah; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Fischer; her husband, James Robert Strain; one brother, James W. Fischer; and five sisters, Martha Ehret, Mary Howard, Ethel Fischer, Valeda Koderhandt and Harriet Fehlker.

Edith was a charter member of the Couch Methodist Church, and a former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She was an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed quilting and needlework, and was employed by Puritan Fashions garment factory in Thayer, Missouri, for many years, working as floor supervisor.

She will be remembered as a loving sister, a caring aunt, and will truly be missed.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Strain will be Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Jeannette Bragg officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Couch Community Church, St. Jude’s Chidren’s Research Hospital, or the Gideons and may be left at the Funeral Home.

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James Skaggs

James Skaggs

James Edward Skaggs was born the son of William Henry Skaggs and Ida Catherine (Duckworth) Skaggs on September 19, 1925, in Braggadocio, Missouri and departed this life October 21, 2013, in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 88 years.

He was united in marriage on April 29, 1950 in Piggott, Arkansas to Olliene Curtis, who preceded him in death on April 26, 2009.

He is survived by one son, James Allen Skaggs of West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Donna Gail Rainwater and husband, Jerry of Koshkonong, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jamie Lee Rainwater-Hovey and husband, Zack, and Cari Lynn Rainwater, all of West Plains, Missouri, Amy Joy Rainwater of Fenton, Missouri, and Thomas W. Rainwater and wife, Amanda of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one great granddaughter, Ariana Rainwater of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one sister, Mary S. Wion and husband, Jim of Barnhart, Missouri; one brother, Hillis Troy Skaggs and wife, Judy of Englewood, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Skaggs of Collinsville, Illinois and Gloria Skaggs of Salina, Kansas; one brother-in-law, Bill Curtis and wife, Carian of Ash Flat, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; his church family; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Doyle Odell Skaggs and Bobby Gene Skaggs; and two sisters, Kathryn Delila Skaggs and Mildred Magdeline Skaggs.

James was a car detailer and worked for various automobile companies throughout the years.

He was a Christian and faithfully attended the Christian Tabernacle at Wirth for 48 years. He was an avid reader, especially God’s Word, his Bible. He enjoyed family picnics and the Christian fellowship with his church family.

He will be remembered for his kindness and good nature toward his fellow man and the deep devotion and love for his family and church. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Christian Tabernacle at Wirth, Arkansas.

The family will receive friends at the Christian Tabernacle on Thursday from 1:00 PM until time of service.

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

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Deanna Amick

Deanna Amick

Deanna Amick

Deanna Marie Amick was born the daughter of Edward Dale Amick and Linda Marie (Tinker) Amick on November 20, 1969 in Creve Coeur, Missouri and departed this life October 17, 2013 at her Mother’s home in Warm Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 43 years.

She is survived by one son, Dylan Amick of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; two brothers, Christopher Amick and his wife, Sharla of Warm Springs, Arkansas and Michael Amick and his wife, Sara of Myrtle, Missouri; two nieces, Gracie and Audree; three nephews, Charlie, Lane and Coy; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Tinker of St. Louis, Missouri, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Dale Amick; her maternal grandfather, Carl Edward Tinker and her paternal grandparents, Hughey and Ruby Amick.

Deanna was a graduate of Couch High School, graduating with the Class of 1987. She enjoyed sports, ran Cross Country and was a Couch Indian cheer leader for four years.

She earned her nursing degree from Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and was employed by Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for several years. She will be remembered for her deep devotion to her job and to those she served. Deanna also owned Mid America Legal Consulting Firm.

Deanna’s most enjoyable things in life were her family, her job and helping others. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Graveside services will be Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Liberty Cemetery near Gatewood, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon.

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

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Billie Gene Rader

Billie Rader

Billie Rader

Billie Gene Rader was born the son of Harve Rader and Ruby (Bennett) Rader on September 17, 1931, in Willow Springs, Missouri and departed this life October 12, 2013, at the Veterans Center in Norman, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years.

He was united in marriage on March 13, 1952, in Salem, Arkansas to Genevia Faye Price, who preceded him in death on June 27, 2008.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Gould of Guthrie, Oklahoma; one son, Billie G. Rader, Jr. of Thayer, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Shawna, Angel Marie, Jennifer, Antonia, Billie III, Adam, Travis, Little Jack, and Ashley; several great grandchildren; one brother, Oscar Rader of Willow Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Judy Hammond and Sue Stuart, both of Willow Springs, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harve and Ruby Rader; his wife, Faye Rader; one son, Jack G. Rader; one son-in-law, Donnie Gould; two brothers, Elwood and Tom; and one sister, Lola Mae.

Mr. Rader was a Veteran, proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He received numerous awards, including the Bronze Star.

He was a truck driver, transporting freight throughout the United States. He loved to fish, even going on a fishing trip in his scooter, on the Veterans Center property, within the last two weeks of his life. He enjoyed the company of his family and friends, but especially loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren.

He was a Christian and will be remembered as a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother and loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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

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Clifford Stacy

Clifford Stacy

Clifford Stacy

James Clifford “Cliff” Stacy was born to Thomas Lindsey Stacy and Effie (Clark) Stacy on October 30, 1920 at Palatka, Arkansas. He departed this life on October 14, 2013 at National Health Care in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 92 years 11 months and 13 days. He was united in marriage on October 8, 1946 to Pauline Smith.

He is survived by one child, Kathleen (Stacy) Niermann of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Lori Hay and husband, Jeff of College Station, Texas; Cliff Niermann of Thayer, Missouri; Crisann Harp and husband, Glenn of Sheridan, Arkansas; Jill Lawson and husband, David of West Plains, Missouri; Terrah Harper and husband, Jeremy of Republic, Missouri, and Paul Niermann of West Plains, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Sierra, Christian, Jared, Calynn, Connor, Camden, and Dylan; six great-great grandchildren, Olivia, Landon, Everr, Warren, Payton, and Jaxson; numerous nieces and nephews; all of whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of sixty-four years, Pauline; his son-in-law, “Red” Niermann; two granddaughters; one great granddaughter; three sisters, Ethel, Geneva, and Helen; three brothers, Edgar, Acel, and Paul; many cousins and friends.

Cliff spent his adolescent years on the family farm, joining the United States Army in May of 1941. He took basic training in the Philippine Islands, fought there with the 31st Infantry until the surrender on May 6, 1942. He was a suvivor of the “Bataan Death March”, The Hell Ships, and Japanese prison camps for forty-two months. His freedom came by the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on August 6th and 9th in 1945.

He at last returned to his country and family he loved and they lived all over the world on military bases. He left the military in 1958 and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. After retirement from truck driving and owning his own business, Cliff and his wife, Pauline settled in Thayer.

He was a Christian, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and neighbor. Cliff was a member of the Masonic Lodge, VFW, Amvets, American ExPow’s, Teamsters, American Foreign Legion, Independent Order of Foresters, and a Proud Disabled American Veteran of the United States of America.

He will be missed by his country, his family, and all that knew and loved him.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 PM until time of the service.

Burial will be Thursday, October 17th at 11:00 AM in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Kenneth Lewallen

Kenneth Glen Lewallen was born the son of Elmer Glen Lewallen and Iva Mardell (Hackworth) Lewallen on April 11, 1949 at Galion, Ohio and departed this life October 12, 2013 at his home in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 64 years.

He is survived by one uncle, Junior Hackworth of West Plains, Missouri; one aunt, Betty Lewallen of Youngstown, Arizona; numerous cousins; special friend and co-worker, Jerry Snyder of Galion, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mardell Lewallen.

Kenneth was a decorated veteran, serving in the United States Army in the Vietnam war. He received numerous awards and medals including two bronze stars.

He was a Senior Engineer for AT&T in Columbus, Ohio retiring after many years of service. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding motorcycles, camping, and trout fishing in Spring River.

He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Graveside services for Mr. Lewallen will be held Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday, October 14th from 12:00 until 1:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Thayer.

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Margie Pendarvis

Margie Pendarvis

Margie Pendarvis

Margie Lee (Collins) Pendarvis was born the daughter of James and Hazel (Robinson) Collins on May 13, 1937 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life October 9, 2013 at her home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage on November 12, 1955 in Lake City, Arkansas, to Jacob Lee Joshua Pendarvis, who preceded her in death on February 21, 1992.

She is survived by three children, Loretta Barnes of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Johnny Pendarvis and wife, Bonnie of Hardy, Arkansas, and Connie Mitchell and husband, Brush of West Plains, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Danetta Grigg and husband, Tony, Allan Wade Bowers, Joshua Barnes, Crystal Justice and husband, Nathan, Tyler Pendarvis, Jessica Reed and husband, Harold, Whitney McDaniel and husband, Drew, and Jacob Mitchell; nine great-grandchildren, Brett and Daniel Mayfield, Haleigh Bowers, Allison and Luke Justice, Elijah and Presley Reed, and Madox and Rubi McDaniel; two sisters, Barbara Dillard of Thayer, Missouri and Shirley Ward and husband, Bobby of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one brother, Darrell Collins of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Hazel Collins; her husband, Jacob Pendarvis; one brother, Delmer Collins; two sisters, Zola Case and Juanita Cotham; and an infant brother.

Margie worked in the lumber business with her brother and father until her marriage. She worked in Thayer, Missouri at the garment factory for many years and in her later years, she worked as a waitress and dishwasher at the Gooseneck Restaurant, where there were plenty of good food and friends.

Margie enjoyed gardening, sewing, going dancing, listening to her family play music, and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Mammoth Spring. Arkansas.

Margie was baptized into the Church of Christ at an early age. Her devotion to her family and the cherished moments she shared with family and friends, will never be forgotten.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Pendarvis will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Erman Croney officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Saturday evening, October 12th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

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