Irene McCutchen

Irene McCutchen

Irene McCutchen

Mary Elizabeth Irene (Hobbs) McCutchen was born the daughter of Homer Hobbs and Hattie (Collins) Hobbs on February 11, 1934, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life November 18, 2016, at Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 82 years.

She was united in marriage on July 29, 1955, in Salem, Arkansas, to Charles McCutchen, who preceded her in death on December 16, 2010.

She is survived by three sons, Boyd McCutchen of Thayer, Missouri, Charlie McCutchen and wife, Teresa of Ozark, Missouri and Mike McCutchen and wife, Shirley of Thayer, Missouri; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Hattie Hobbs; her husband, Charles McCutchen; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl McCutchen; and one brother, Lloyd Hobbs and wife, Virginia.

Irene was employed by Puritan Fashions in Thayer for several years. She was later employed by Ozark Gas Company and Thayer Gas Company, working as a Secretary for many years. After her semi-retirement, she enjoyed working for Mac’s Knick-Knacks in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

She was a Christian and attended the Thayer Assembly of God Church as long as her health permitted.

Irene enjoyed yard work, growing flowers, and her many cats. She was deeply devoted to her family and friends and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Pastor Dennis Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Gideon International and may be left at the funeral home.

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Elizabeth “Beth” Roberts

Beth Roberts

Beth Roberts

Elizabeth “Beth” L. McCain Roberts was born the daughter of Herman McCain and Sylvia Cropper McCain on January 28, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and departed this life on November 13, 2016, at her home in Couch, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage on June 7, 1956, at Jobe, Missouri, to Allen Dale Roberts, who preceded her in death on August 7, 2004.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Peeler and husband, Burney of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Pam Brooks and husband, Bobby of Couch, Missouri; five grandchildren, Amanda Crawford and husband, Mark of Thayer, Missouri, Allen Brooks and wife, Kimberly of Couch, Missouri, Shalyn Barton and husband, Samuel of Couch, Missouri, Chad Brooks and wife, Sara of Couch, Missouri, and Brittany Collins and husband, Brent of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; special niece, Shana Cochran; special friends, Mary Jane Honeycutt and Shirley Caldwell; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Sylvia McCain; her husband, Allen Dale Roberts; and one brother, Martin McCain.

Beth earned a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She spent most of her career as a counselor at Thayer Schools…During her time there she advised many children.

She was a Christian and a member of the Thayer Church of Christ.
Beth was an avid gardener and an excellent cook. She enjoyed fishing and loved her cats.
God and family were always first in her life. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services for Elizabeth (Beth) Roberts, age 76, of Couch, Missouri, will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Shawn Deree and Danny Cropper officiating.

The Body will lie in state Saturday, November 19th, from 8:00 AM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

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Dorothy Ellis

Dorothy Ellios

Dorothy Ellis

Until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in Thy mercy grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the end.

Dorothy Ellis
Dorothy (Woolford) Ellis was born on June 13, 1920 in Koshkonong, Missouri. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Allie (Guy) Woolford; by her husband, Dr. C.H.(Claude) Ellis of Thayer; and by her beloved younger brother, Bill Woolford.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Kay Ellis, of Thayer. She is also survived by her two nieces, Terrie (Woolford) Sanders of Grain Valley, Missouri and Karen (Woolford) Givens of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dorothy was involved in politics on the county, state and national level most of her life. She was most proud of her 14 years as Oregon County Commissioner.
As an environmentalist, she was known for her help in establishing the Irish Wilderness as a federally protected wilderness area. One of her proudest accomplishments was when the Grand Gulf became a reality as a Missouri State Park. In 1984 the Department of Natural Resources presented her with the Resource Steward Award. She was also given the Sol Feinstone Award for individual conservation activism. Dorothy served on numerous boards and committees throughout her life, fighting for the causes that were dear to her.

She was an avid reader and thrived on the beauty of nature that she celebrated each day. Dorothy was of the Methodist faith, but experienced her God and spirituality each day in the natural beauty and in her many cherished friendships and relationships that surrounded her.

Visitation and a celebration of her life with friends will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, followed by burial and a brief graveside service at 1 p.m. at Thayer cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude donations can be made on line or can be left at the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer or West Plains.

“ I am grown peaceful as old age tonight. I regret little, I would change still less.” – Robert Browning

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Barbara Lou Rogers

Barbara Rogers

Barbara Rogers

Barbara Lou Rogers was born the daughter of Newt Rogers and Rendy (Ivey) Rogers on April, 20, 1937, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life on November 11, 2016, in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.

She is survived by many special nieces, nephews; great nieces, great nephews; other relatives and many friends, including friends and staff, she made while living in Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Rendy Rogers; four sisters Neva Watson, Neda Collins, Lola Mills, and Mattie Hartwig; and three brothers,Wilburn Rogers, Milburn Rogers, and Cleo Rogers.

Barbara enjoyed crafts. She liked to quilt, and make potholders to give to her family and friends and was known for making a few good sales for her potholders. She also enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles.

She was a Christian and attended the Thayer Church of Christ.

She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Erman Croney officiating.

Burial will be in Field Creek Cemetery, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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James T. Jones

James Jones

James Jones

James “Jim” Thomas Jones was born the son of Lotus Rudd Jones and Evelyn Annette Parrish Jones on April 25, 1942, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and departed this life on November 10, 2016, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.

He was united in marriage on June 8, 1961, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Delia Ann Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Delia Ann Jones of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three sons, Troy Wayne Jones, Scott Leon Jones and Eric Sean Jones; nine grandchildren, Caleb, David, Cassidy, Claire, Nathan, Brandon, Avery, Makala, and Ariana; and great granddaughter, Liliana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lotus and Evelyn Jones; one son, Clint Leon Jones; and two sisters, Blanche Phillis and Evelyn Loth.
Jim was a member of the Thayer Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a Pioneer of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed many hours of teaching the Bible.

He served in the United States Army for three years. He then attended college and graduated college with a bachelor’s degree. Later, Jim was a Parole Agent for thirty-three years with the California Department of Corrections.
Jim loved children. He also loved animals, especially owning and riding horses. He was also an avid fisherman and continued his water activities as a scuba diver.

He will truly be missed by his family, his community and his congregation.

Memorial services for James T. Jones, age 74 of Thayer, Missouri will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Isaac Brumbaugh officiating.

Private burial will be in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Leta Case

Leta Case

Harlin and Leta Case

Delphia Leta Oakes Case was born the daughter of Arthur J. Oakes and Myrtle Lee Wicker Oakes on August 16, 1933, in Hardy, Arkansas, and departed this life on November 4, 2016, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 83 years.

She was united in marriage in October of 1957, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Harlin Lonzo Case, who joined her in death on November 4, 2016.

She is survived by three brothers, Jerry Douglas Oakes and Arthur Jackson Oakes, both of Thayer, Missouri, and Melburn Eugene Oakes of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Oakes; and one brother, Delbert Lee Oakes.

Leta was a newspaper typeset operator, working many years for The Thayer News and Printing Office in Thayer, Missouri. She also was a talented seamstress and was creative with her beautiful needlework.

She was a Christian and a member of the Old Town Church of Christ in Hardy, Arkansas.

Harlin and Leta had been happily married for fifty-nine years, always sharing their love and time together. They loved children, enjoyed attending auctions and spending time with friends at the Cabin Creek Community Center. She liked growing and caring for her flowers, enjoyed good music, visiting with friends, and spending time with family. She will truly be missed by her family, friends, and the community in which they lived.

Funeral services for Harlin and Leta Case will be Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Don House officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 7, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Hurst Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in their memory to the Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Harlin Case

Harlin and Leta Case

Harlin and Leta Case

Harlin Lonzo Case was born the son of Archie Case and Eula Martin Case on January 24, 1931, in Culp, Arkansas, and departed this life on November 4, 2016, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 85 years.

He was united in marriage in October of 1957, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Delphia Leta Oakes, who joined him in death on November 4, 2016.

He is survived by one sister, Anna Bowers of Thayer, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Eula Case; five brothers, Troy Case, Orlando Case, Theo Case, Arlis Case, and Roy Ray Case; and one sister, Audrey Porter.

Harlin was a heavy equipment operator working for many years in residential and commercial construction. He was especially proud of his work in the construction and development of Cherokee Village.

He was a Christian and a member of the Old Town Church of Christ in Hardy, Arkansas.

Harlin and Leta had been happily married for fifty-nine years, always sharing their love and time together. They loved children, enjoyed attending auctions and spending time with friends at the Cabin Creek Community Center. He liked to fish, enjoyed good music, visiting with friends, and spending time with family. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, and the community in which they lived.

Funeral services for Harlin and Leta Case will be Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 1:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Don House officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Hurst Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in their memory to the Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at the funeral home in Thayer.

 

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Frank Foster

Frank Foster

Frank Foster

Franklin Delano Foster was born the son of Charles Smith “Bill” Foster and Mildred Spence Foster on March 6, 1933 in Mulberry, Florida and departed this life on November 1, 2016 in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 83 years.

He was united in marriage on October 29, 1955 to Ruby Louise Johns Foster, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1987. To this union four children were born. He was united in marriage on January 1, 1988 to Melba Kabrich Foster.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Foster of the home in Lithia, Florida; his children, Julia Foster and husband Robert Muehl of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, David Foster and wife Barbara of Houston, Missouri, Lisa Cates and husband Jim, and Donna Martin and husband Rick, all of Thayer, Missouri; three step-children, Steve Kabrich and wife Marilyn of Plant City, Florida, Linda Evans and husband Tim of Livermore, California, and Harry Lee Kabrich and wife Rhonda of Lithia, Florida; eleven grandchildren, Whitney Scribner, Jacob Thompson, Nathan Cates, Ashley Hanna, Leslie Underwood, Kristen White, Jessica Harper, Zeke Muehl, Luke Martin, Ty Foster, and Brandon Martin; seven step-grandchildren, Yvonne Baker, Jennifer Calkins, Nick Evans, Laura Evans, Kyle Kabrich, Courtney Davis, and Cody Kabrich; nineteen great-grandchildren, Emilee Hoemann, Richard Reese, Madison Cates, Hayleigh Martin, Chase Cates, Brayden Scribner, Dayton McCormick, Cole Cates, Ryder Scribner, Braelyn Eckman, Ayden Crampton, Hadley Thompson, Weston Martin, Canyon Harper, Brooklyn White, Liam Underwood, Brenner White, Mesa Harper, and Gideon Foster; three step-great-grandchildren, Maegan, Ashley and Amanda Calkins; one great-great grandchild, Leigha Hoeman; one brother, Raeburn Foster; four sisters, Mary Carlson, Martha Hood, Catherine Smith, and Sue Hood; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mildred Foster; his wife, Ruby Foster; one brother, Thompkins Foster; two sisters, Mildred Brown and Lela Allen; and two infant sisters.

Franklin was a graduate of Pinecrest High School. He served in the United States Army as Sergeant, and also worked for the Borden Chemical Company for twenty years as an electrician. He moved to Thayer, Missouri in 1970 to fulfill his dream of being a cattle rancher. He was a strong Christian, serving as a deacon for many years at the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri and was a member of The Gideons International. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Welcome Baptist Church in Lithia, Florida. He was an avid football fan, enjoyed sharing stories, and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Brandon Martin, Brother Jared Russell, and Nathan Cates officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 5th, from 1:00 PM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The Gideons International, which may be left at the funeral home.

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Jerry Strain

Jerry Vaughn Strain was born the son of Milburn Strain and Hila Wales Strain on May 11, 1944 in Thayer, Missouri, and died October 28, 2016, in Willow Health Care in Willow Springs, Missouri at the age of 72 years.

He was united in marriage, on June 20, 1964, in Thayer, Missouri to Sue Combs, who proceded him in death on September 20, 2004. He was united in marriage on October 14, 2006 to Debbie Barton Brawley.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Strain of Willow Springs, Missouri; two daughters, Kimberly Strain and Kayla Melton and husband, Derek, two granddaughters, Jacy and Kenzley Melton all of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn and Hila Strain; his wife, Sue Strain, and one sister, Janet Grooms.

Jerry was a graduate of Thayer High School, graduating with the class of 1962. He was a successful farmer in this area, owning both dairy and beef operations. He served on numerous boards and committees, including the Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District board for many years.

He was a Christian and served as Deacon for the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church for several years. He later became a member and attended Thayer Free Will Baptist Church.

He enjoyed quail hunting, cutting and baling hay, and was an avid Cardinal and Chiefs fan.

Jerry was deeply devoted to his family and will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving and caring father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family, friends and the community in which he lived.

Funeral service for Jerry Strain , age 72 of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Monday, October 31 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother James Ray and Brother Richardson Robinson officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 30th 2016, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Roy Lee Traw

Roy Lee Traw

Roy Lee Traw

Roy Lee Traw was born the son of Amos Ray Traw and Bertha (Price) Traw on September 2, 1935, in Wirth, Arkansas, and departed this life on October 25, 2016, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 81 years.

He was united in marriage on April 13, 1953, to Alice Louise Bates, who preceded him in death on April 5, 2005.

He is survived by four children, Janet Cunningham and husband, Robert, Jacky Traw and wife, Jeanne, Tami Keeney and husband, Russ, and Jimmy Traw and wife, Dayna; one daughter-in-law, Treda Traw; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; three brothers, Troy Traw and wife, Bernita, Carroll Traw and wife, Brenda, and Doyle Traw and wife, Norma; one sister, Joyce Porter; one sister-in-law, Moon Ja Traw; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Bertha Traw; his wife, Alice Traw; one son, Nicky Traw; one daughter, Debbie Pingleton; one son-in-law, Mike Pingleton; one grandchild; one great grandchild; one brother, Amos Ray Traw; one sister, Veda McCradic; and one brother-in-law, Junior McCradic.

Roy was a retired minister of the United Pentecostal faith and a member of the Refuge Apostolic Church in Thayer.

He enjoyed gardening, visiting with people, “never meeting a stranger”, and loved children. He will truly be missed by all.

Graveside services for Roy Lee Traw, age 81, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Flint Cemetery, with Brother Clay Risner officiating.

Burial will be in Flint Cementery under direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer

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