Randall Henry

Randall Henry

Randall Henry

Randall Dale Henry was born the son of Robert Dale Henry and Jessie May (Holloway) Henry on August 14, 1966, in Springfield, Missouri, and departed this life on June 14, 2015, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 48 years.

He was united in marriage on February 6, 1998, in Alton, Missouri, to Shirley Jean Branscum.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Henry of the family home in Thayer, Missouri; his father, Robert Henry and wife, Sue of West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Cheyenne Renea Henry and Rebecca Lynn Henry, both of Thayer, Missouri; two step-daughters, Crystal Renee Baker and husband, John of Bucyrus, Missouri and Amanda Jean Branscum of Thayer, Missouri; one grandchild; nine step-grandchildren; one brother, Tony Henry and wife, Jeana of Mansfield, Missouri; one sister, Linda Ann Cantrell of Mansfield, Missouri; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie May Henry.

Randall had worked at various jobs and took great pride in a hard day’s work. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially for deer and turkey.

He was a Christian, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Mr. Henry will be Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Wayne Adrian officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Wednesday evening, June 17th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

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Donald Sellers

Donald Sellers

Donald Sellers

Donald Austin Sellers was born the son of William Lee Sellers and Emma Eleanor (VanSickle) Sellers on November 5, 1928 in Sharp County, Arkansas, and departed this life on June 11, 2015, in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 86 years.

He was united in marriage on February 2, 1959 in Sharp County, Arkansas, to Tyma Josephine Clark.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Tyma Sellers of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one daughter, Patsy Lockley of Mammoth Spring; two sons, Donald A. Sellers, Jr. and wife, Connie of Hardy, Arkansas, and Arthur Lee Sellers and wife, Debi of Hardy; four grandchildren, Jessica Sellers, Katie Sellers, Chris Brunson and wife, Liberty, and Wesley Lockley and wife Lauren; four great grandchildren, Tyma, Patricia, Linley, and Shay; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Sellers; four brothers, Morris L. Sellers, Clifford R. Sellers, William H. Sellers and an infant brother; and two sisters, Ethel Graham and Alma Bell.

Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army. Later, he was a farmer and worked as a clerk for the United States Post Office at Hardy, Arkansas, for more than thirty years.

He was a Christian, and the oldest member of the Spring River Baptist Church near Hardy.

He was graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, a 32nd degree member of the Wilson Masonic Lodge #432 at Hardy, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Hardy, Lion’s Club at Highland, Arkansas, and the American Postal Workers Union.

Donald was a gentle man who enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with friends and neighbors. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services for Mr. Sellers will be Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 3:00 PM at the Spring River Baptist Church near Hardy, Arkansas.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, June 14th at the Spring River Baptist Church from 2:00 PM until the service starts at 3:00.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Sellers’ memory to the Bronaugh Cemetery, and may be left at the funeral home in Thayer.

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Clifford Wayne Clark

Wayne Clark

Wayne Clark

Clifford Wayne Clark was born the son of Hearl Clifford Clark and Erma Grace (Hodge) Clark on October 22, 1970 in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life on May 31, 2015 at his home in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 44 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Ashley Nicole Clark of West Plains, Missouri; one son, Alexander James Clark of West Plains, Missouri; his mother, Grace Mann of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Rick Clark and wife, Robin of Derby, Kansas; one sister, Erma Bansal of Springfield, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hearl Clifford Clark; and one son, Austin Wayne Clark.

Wayne graduated with the class of 1989, from Thayer High School in Thayer, Missouri. Later he attended ITT Technical Institute in Springfield, Missouri, where he studied computer programming and graduated with the highest honors in his class.

Wayne enjoyed spending time with Family, Computer programming and repair, Gaming, Paranormal Activity, and loved Animals.

He will truly be missed by all.

Mr. Clark’s family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday evening, June 12, 2015.

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Willard Caldwell

Willard Caldwell

Willard Caldwell

Willard Caldwell was born the son of William Thomas Caldwell and Ethel Viana (Roy) Caldwell on June 29,1918, in Billmore, Missouri, and departed this life June 9, 2015, at the age of 96 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Taylor and husband, Jerry, and Evelyn Umfleet and husband, Terry, all of Thayer, Missouri; two brothers, Bob Caldwell and wife, Shirley, and J.C. Caldwell and wife, Freda, all of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ethel Caldwell; six brothers, Wesley, Waymon, Roy Lee, Paul, Warren, and Darrell Caldwell and one infant sister, Mary Alice Evelyn Caldwell.

Willard worked two years in the C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) in Winona, Missouri. He also worked for the Alunia Company in Los Angeles, California, and for General Motors in St. Louis, Missouri.

After moving to Thayer, Willard purchased a farm on Warm Fork River, where he raised beef cattle and hogs.

He served as a substitute rural mail carrier and part-time clerk in the Thayer Post Office for twenty years.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Willard was a Christian, and a Charter member of the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church. He also was a charter member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church, where he served in his early years, as Trustee, Church Treasurer, and was on the Building Committee.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Caldwell will be Friday, June 12, 2015, at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Richard Robinson and Brock Caldwell officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 until 7:30 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Bertha Grooms

Bertha Grooms

Bertha Grooms

Bertha (Sandridge) Grooms was born the daughter of Grover “Buck” Sandridge and Katie (Brenner) Sandridge on September 27, 1917, in Oregon County, Missouri, and departed this life June 2, 2015, at Mercy Villa in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 97 years.

She was united in marriage on February 18, 1935, at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to Clyde Grooms, who preceded her in death on January 10, 2001.

She is survived by three children, Kay Case and husband, J.L. of Foristell, Missouri, James Grooms and wife, Sue of Couch, Missouri, and Ella Goans and husband, Frank of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Cheryl Livingston, Steve Case, Doug Goans, Clint Grooms, and Colleen Snethern; six great grandchildren, Elizabeth Baxter, William Snethern, Matt Case, Kevin Case, Aaron Livingston, and Emily Grooms; one great-great grandchild, Wyatt Baxter; one sister, Nelma Blankenship; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Buck and Katie Sandridge; her husband, Clyde Grooms; two brothers, Richard Sandridge and George Sandridge; and one sister, Louise Leu.

Bertha and Clyde met at the Bonds Church where she was converted and Clyde rededicated his life to Christ. They joined the Bonds Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Clyde led the singing and also served as Sunday School Superintendent. They were active members of the Couch Methodist Church as long as their health permitted.

Bertha will be remembered as a Christian lady with strong faith and loving devotion for her family. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grooms will be on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Reverend Jeannette Bragg officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, June 5th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

Donations in Bertha’s memory may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1570 W. Battlefield, Suite 110, Springfield, Missouri 65807 in honor of Carrie Stites, Primary Hospice Nurse.

 

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Roy C. Stewart

Roy C. Stewart

Roy C. Stewart

Roy Carlon Stewart was born the son of Roy Clifford Stewart and Ester Mae (Malloy) Stewart on June 6, 1935 in Newport, Arkansas, and departed this life on May 29, 2015 at his home near Doniphan, Missouri at the age of 79 years.

He was united in marriage on November 5, 1955 at Flint, Michigan, to Florence Elizabeth “Betty” Easlick.

He is survived by his wife of fity-nine years, Betty Stewart of the home; seven children, Fern Elizabeth Cotter and husband, Keith of Lansing, Michigan, Doris Mae Garcia of Doniphan, Robin Carol Allison of Doniphan, Della Lucille Jentzen and husband, Brian of Lake Michigan, Michigan, Fay Jean Moore and husband, Jimmy of Doniphan, Wilma Marie Stewart of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Wesley Clifford Stewart of Doniphan; ten grandchildren, Falania Reppuhn, Jesus Garcia, Jr., Jessica Mendaz, Darril Allison, Jr., Carlin Allison, Racheal Allison, Michael Jentzen, Brittney Arrend, Jennifer Morse and husband, Doug, and Miranda Stanley and husband, Jason; five step grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; eight great-great-great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roy Carlon Stewart, Jr.; three grandchildren, Christopher G. Stewart, Dorothy Bohem and Katrina Garcia; one brother, Marvin Odell Stewart; and one sister, Dorris Jean Stewart.

Roy was employed by General Motors for thirty-seven years, retiring as Master Mechanic at Chevy Metal Fab in Flint, Michigan. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 659-Retired.

He was a hard-worker and enjoyed carpentry, gardening and trap shooting.  He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend.  He will truly be missed by all.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Stewart will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Shirley Henson officiating.

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Walter Collins

Walter Collins

Walter Collins

James Walter Collins was born the son of John A. Collins and Alice (Dickey) Collins on March 17, 1948 in Wirth, Arkansas, and departed this life on May 29, 2015 in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 67 years.

He was united in marriage to Pam Capps and was later united in marriage to Marsha Shouse.

He is survived by three children, James Collins and wife, Angeline of Iuka, Mississippi, Donald Collins and Elizabeth Collins both of the home near Hardy, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Samantha Hunt of Colorado; three grandchildren, Caleb, Katelyn, and Carson Collins; five brothers, Johnny Collins of Hardy, Arkansas, Danny Collins of Hardy, Arkansas, Tommy Collins of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas , Everett Collins of Hardy, Arkansas and Clyde Collins of Ravenden, Arkansas; two sisters Mary Lou Merson of Zion, Illinois and Joyce Dommert of Mountain View, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Collins and one sister, Thelma Melton.

Mr. Collins was a Christian and attended Divine Mercy Pentecostal Church in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. He was a farmer and carpenter by trade, a devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services for Mr. Collins will be held Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Pastor Willie Willbanks and Reverend Ronnie Kelly officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Sunday, May 31st, from 12:00 noon until the service starts at 2:00.

Burial will be in the Ed Collins Cemetery near Wirth, Arkansas.

 

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Lois Maxine Hackett

Maxine Hackett

Maxine Hackett

Maxine Tucker Hackett, 97, of Thayer, Missouri, died May 23, 2015.

Maxine, born May 24, 1917 in Couch, Missouri, was the daughter of Gilbert Winston Tucker and Mayme Crowell Tucker. She was a graduate of Couch High School and worked at Old Brothers Department store in Thayer. She married Dan Riley Hackett, Jr. on March 3, 1940. Shortly after her marriage, Maxine joined the First Baptist Church where she was an active church member. She was in the WMU, was the nursery director, worked with the youth group, was a Sunday school teacher, and was a church camp volunteer throughout her more than 75-year membership.

Maxine was descended from the Couch family and was interested in her family history. She was a member of the Oregon County genealogical and history societies. She loved to piece and quilt and belonged to the church quilting group. She was an avid gardener and a legendary cook. She was preceded in death by her husband Dan, brother Olon Tucker, sister Mertha Morgan, stepsister Helen Rhodes and great-grandson Tyler Simer.

She is survived by two daughters; Katherine (Lloyd) Best of Thayer and Jane (Kenneth) Romines of St. Louis; five grandaughters, Margaret (Danny) Simer of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Suzanne (Greg) Langley of Thayer, Elizabeth Romines, Katherine (Geoffrey) Littleton, and Emily Romines of St. Louis; 5 great-grandchildren, Jessica (Jonathan) Smith, Sam (Annalise) Simer, Madeleine Littleton, Gigi Littleton, and Riley Mullgardt.
Three great-great grandchildren; Bailey McGuire, Ethan Simer, and Jenner Smith.
A memorial celebrating Maxine’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to The First Baptist Church, Thayer, Missouri.

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Phyllis L. Smith

Phyllis Lynn Smith was born the daughter of John D. Owens and Elva Mae (Arnold) Owens on May 12, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, and departed this life May 19, 2015, at her home in Myrtle, Missouri, at the age of 62 years.

She was united in marriage on October 31, 1975, at Portia, Arkansas, to Larry G. Smith.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Larry Smith of the family home in Myrtle, Missouri; one daughter, Laura McFann and husband, Ralph of Myrtle, Missouri; two grandsons, Gus McFann and Jake McFann of Myrtle, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elva Owens.

Phyllis had worked at Walmart in Pocahontas, Arkansas for eleven years, achieving the position of customer service manager.

Family was one of the most important things in Phyllis’ life. Larry was the love of her life; Laura, her only child, was most of all, “her best friend,” and her greatest pride and joy were her twin grandson’s, Jake and Gus, who affectionately called her “Ninny.”

Phyllis enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She loved roses, visiting with friends, sharing a good laugh, finding a good yard sale, and attending auctions.

She was a Christian lady and a faithful and active member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church.

Phyllis will be remembered as a sweet lady with a kind heart, giving spirit, and her unconditional love and devotion for her family. She was a lady of strong faith and great determination, even in the trials of her life.

Her life touched many and she will truly be missed by her family, her church family, her friends, and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services for Phyllis Smith, age 62, of Myrtle, Missouri will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Thursday evening, May 21st from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, south of Myrtle, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

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Ardell James

Ardell James

Ardell James

Amos Ardell James was born the son of Amos Arthur James and Alta Marie (Goins) James on December 14,1951, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and departed this life May 8, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 63 years.

He is survived by his sister, Loretta Pulliam and husband, James of Myrtle, Missouri; one niece, Michelle Lee and husband, Jeff Croney of Myrtle, Missouri; one nephew, Bill Shaw, Jr. and wife, Kim of Couch, Missouri; three great nephews, Seth Lee, Chris Lee and Colby Shaw; several cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Alta James.

Ardell was a graduate of the State School #60 in Doniphan, Missouri. He was a Christian, and attended the First Baptist Church in Myrtle, Missouri. Ardell has now “gone to see Jesus.” He loved listening to Gospel music and enjoyed building with Lincoln Logs.

He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, and was truly a loving son, brother and uncle. He will be missed by his family and his cherished life-long friends.

Funeral Services for Ardell will be Monday, May 11, 2015, at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 11th from 1:00 PM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

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