Pat Combs

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Pat Combs

Patricia “Pat”Ann Combs was born the daughter of Stone Edison Wiggs and Alpha Mae (Rice) Wiggs on January 13, 1948, in Doniphan, Missouri, and departed this life on October 17, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 67 years.

She was united in marriage March 7, 1970, at Garfield, Missouri, to Wade Lynn Combs.

She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Wade Combs of the home in Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Donna G. Crow and husband, Andrew of Springfield; two grandchildren, Anthony M. Cooper and Hope E. Crow, both of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stone and Alpha Wiggs; five sisters, Irene Saar, Lottie Wilson, Mildred Adams, Dorothy Wiggs and Janice Berst.

Pat was a compassionate and caring lady and had been employed as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for several years.

She was a member of College Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, where she loved teaching children’s Sunday School as long as her health permitted.

Pat enjoyed knitting and reading novels in her spare time.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, and grandmother. She will truly be missed by her family, church family, and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Garland McGath officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Wednesday, October 21st, from 12:00 noon until service time.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Combs’ memory to The American Heart Association, and may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

 

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Patricia Bivins

Patricia Bivins

Patricia Bivins

Patricia Jane Bivins was born the daughter of Roy Case and Amy Elizabeth (Lee) Case on April 21, 1928, in Long Beach, California, and departed this life October 17, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

She was united in marriage in Nevada to William Henry Bivins who preceded her in death on February 22, 1983.

She is survived two children, Sheila Harrison and husband, Dale of Koshkonong, Missouri and Henry Bivins and wife, Janet of Oregon; eleven grandchildren, Frances, Randy, Elaine, Tina, Lee, Belinda, Shon, Shan, Bendy, Cherie and Ronnie; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Amy Elizabeth Case; two children, Edward Forbis and Barbara Forbis; and four brothers, Eddie Case, Wilbur Case, Ray Case and Opal Case.

Patricia was a telephone and switchboard operator. After graduating from high school, she attended Bible college. She also ran a board and care home in Pomona, California.

She was a Christian and was a member of the Assembly of God in Pomona, California. She was a praying woman who knew the Lord, and was gifted in leading prayer and was asked to lead prayer for Bible services at Shady Oaks Healthcare.

Patricia loved to do needlepoint, read and watch television. She also loved cats, especially Toby.

She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt and will truly be missed by her family and friends.

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Norma Sellers

Norma Sellers

Norma Sellers

Norma Jean Sellers was born the daughter of James Michael Morris and Fern Irene (Smith) Morris on May 7, 1936, in Columbus, Kansas, and departed this life October 13, 2015, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.

She was united in marriage on March 8, 1980, at Olathe, Kansas, to John M. “Jack” Sellers.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Sellers of their home in Thayer, Missouri; three daughters, Julie Moses and husband, Lynn of Stull, Kansas, Laura Wilcox and husband, Brian of Sturgis, South Dakota, and Jennifer Williams of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Phillip Farrier, Zachary McIntyre and wife, Crystal, Jeremy Janes and wife, Maija, James Scally, John Colin Wilcox and fiancé, Elizabeth, Leslie Scally, and Hannah Williams; four great grandchildren, Cody, Wyatt, Sugar, and Rylan; one brother, Merle Morris of Eudora, Kansas; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Fern Morris; and three brothers, Kenneth Morris, Neal Morris, and Donald Morris.

Norma was a Licensed Practical Nurse, serving her patients with love and compassion.

She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing clothing and making beautiful quilts. She was also an avid reader and loved to read and study her Bible.

Norma was a Christian lady and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer. Even as she struggled with the trials of life, her strong and enduring faith never wavered.

She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister and will truly be missed by her family, church family, and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, October 16th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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 Mrs. Sellers’ memory to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, and may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Bill Burkhead

Bill Burkhead

Bill Burkhead

Billie Gene Burkhead was born the son of Wilburn John Burkhead and Mary Blanche (Cloven) Burkhead on June 17, 1940, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life October 2, 2015, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

He was united in marriage on July 31, 1960, at Garfield, Missouri, to Wanda Sue Honeycutt.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Burkhead of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Greg Burkhead and wife, Kim of Arab, Alabama; three grandsons, David Sorrell and wife, Leona of Leachville, Arkansas, Darrin Sorrell and wife, Lacey of Thayer, Missouri, and Brad Burkhead and wife, Mary of Atoka, Tennessee; seven great grandchildren, Angela Sorrell, Mason Sorrell, Rylee Jo Sorrell, Cade Sorrell, Matthew Sorrell, Tommy Stone and Gracie Sorrell; two brothers, Carl Burkhead and wife, Shirley of Mexico, Missouri, and Lonnie Burkhead and wife, Connie of Stillwell, Kansas; five sisters, Linda O’toole and husband, Bernard of Ogden, Utah, Vera Chrismer and husband, Bob of Winfield, Kansas, Lois Sutton and husband, Dennis of Fruitland Park, Florida, Betty Owen and husband, Gene of Mexico, Missouri, and Wilma Madrid and husband, John of Sedalia, Missouri; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Sorrell; his parents, Wilburn and Blanche Burkhead.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a carpenter for many years.

He enjoyed talking on his CB radio, attending auctions and hunting a bargain at yard sales. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

He loved his friends and neighbors and always had time for a visit and to fellowship with them.

Bill was a strong Christian and a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church, serving as deacon for many years. He had a strong, unwavering faith in the cross of Jesus Christ and strived daily to live his life as a true example for others to see.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, Gramps and Papa. He will truly be missed by his family, friends and all that knew him.

Funeral services for Mr. Burkhead will be held, Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Jason Roberts, Brother Wayne Cloven and Brother Johnny Holesapple officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Monday, October 5th, from 12:30 PM until the time of service.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Thayer, Missouri.

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Harvey Harrell

Harvey Harrell

Harvey Harrell

Harvey Don Harrell was born the son of Frank Harrell and Ardith (Waits) Harrell on December 28,1946, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life October 1, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 68 years.

He was united in marriage in 1985, at West Plains, Missouri, to Pearlene “P.J.” Qualls.

He is survived by his wife, P.J. Harrell of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one son, Matthew Harrell and wife, Sophie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one daughter, Maggie Walters and husband, Dustin of Thayer, Missouri; two granddaughters, Briley and Bristal Walters, of Thayer; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ardith Harrell.

Mr. Harrell was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was an over the road truck driver, driving for a good friend, Matt Strafford and Company, LLC out of Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, and in his spare time, he could be found on the river, lake or even fishing in a well stocked fish pond.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family and will truly be missed by all.

Visitation for Mr. Harrell will be Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

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Lela Jackson

Lela Jackson

Lela Jackson

Lela Mae Jackson was born the daughter of Milton A. Sheppard and Esta Mae (Evans) Sheppard on February 8, 1923, in Ash Flat, Arkansas, and departed this life on September 28, 2015, in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 92 years.

She was united in marriage on January 2, 1943, at Salem, Arkansas, to Harold Kenneth Jackson, who preceded her in death on February 6, 2007.

She is survived by one son, Greg M. Jackson and wife, Brenda of Salem, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Jacob Smith and wife, Kathy of Salem, Arkansas, Zachary Smith of Salem, Arkansas, and Lindsey Coursey and husband, Rickey of Sherman, Texas; seven great grandchildren, Calvin, Lydia, Lathan, Adalynn, Kasen, Rickey, and Ethan; a sister-in-law, Myrlene Hastings and husband, Donald of West Plains, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Gerald Jackson of Franklin, Arkansas; other relatives and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Esta Sheppard and two sisters, Odessa Haney and Regina Hutson.

Lela and her husband, Harold, owned and operated Jackson Insurance in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas for several years. She was office assistant for their business, but most of all, Lela was a dedicated homemaker.

Family and church were the most important things in her life. She loved her family and treasured time spent with them, especially her grandchildren. Lela was a Christian lady and a faithful member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ where she taught children’s Sunday School class for many years.

She was a member of the Altruist Women’s Club in Mammoth Spring and enjoyed painting landscapes and flowers.

Lela will be remembered as a sweet lady with a kind heart, giving spirit, and devotion for her family and church.

Her life touched many and she will truly be missed by her family, her church family, and her many friends.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Barry O’Dell officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The body will lie in state at the Carter Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

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

 

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Lisa Rich

Lisa Rich

Lisa Rich

Lisa Yvonne Rich was born the daughter of Ronald T. Rutledge and Herlinda (Chavez) Rutledge on May 16, 1965, in Fort Riley, Kansas, and departed this life September 28, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 50 years.

She was united in marriage on July 2, 1985, at Fairbanks, Alaska, to Garlyn Rich.

She is survived by her husband, Garlyn Rich of their home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two daughters, Ericka Rich of Springdale, Arkansas and Rachel “Nikki” Rich of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her parents, Ronald and Herlinda Rutledge of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Ronnie Rutledge of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Jeana Moser and husband, Clay of Mesa, Arizona; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rhonda Rutledge.

Lisa was a graduate of the Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona.

She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, working in various nursing homes in Springdale, Arkansas and Mesa, Arizona. Lisa was a nurse with a servants heart, always showing love and compassion to all residents.

She dearly loved Mother Nature and the solitude and beauty of God’s creation. Lisa was an avid outdoors person, enjoyed family camping trips, and watching wildlife, especially the birds and deer.

She was a Christian lady and a faithful member of the Thayer First Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, daughter, and sister. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Graveside Services will be Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Field Creek Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, September 30th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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David D. Hollis

David Hollis

David Hollis

David Dwayne Hollis was born the son of Royce C. Hollis and Nora (Storms) Hollis on December 24, 1959, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life September 26, 2015, at his home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, at the age of 55 years.

He was united in marriage on January 18, 2012, at Thayer, Missouri, to Rhonda Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Hollis of the home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; his mother, Nora Hollis of Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Debbie England-Grumbein and husband, Eldon of Independence, Missouri; one daughter, Shonda Wilson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son, Roland “Trey” Moore of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren, Madison, Landon, Layla, Savanna and tripletts, David, Trey and Junior; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Royce Hollis; one niece, Becky England; and one grandson, R.J. Moore.

David was a graduate of Thayer High School, graduating with the class of 1978.

He was employed at the Missouri Career Center in West Plains, Missouri, retiring after twenty-five years of public service.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church near Thayer.

David was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed farming, fishing and deer hunting. He was a great woodworker, crafting many beautiful and special pieces of furniture.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and Papa, a devoted son and brother, and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Hollis will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 2, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with John England and Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Thursday evening, October 1st from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.

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Gilbert Powell

Gilbert Robert Powell was born the son of Ocal Powell and Leta (Rutledge) Powell on November 30, 1938, in Thayer, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.

He was united in marriage at Thayer, Missouri, on August 26, 1964, to Shirley Wright.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Shirley Powell of their home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, Jerry Powell of Thayer, Missouri and Robert Powell and wife, Lisa of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two grandsons, Len Powell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Brandon Powell of Dadeville, Missouri; one granddaughter, Stacia Powell of Dadeville, Missouri; three sisters, Goldie Davenport and Grace Palmer, both of Thayer, Missouri and Viola Herndon and husband, Jesse of Houston, Missouri; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ocal and Leta Powell; and three brothers, Joe, Clarence, and Claude Powell.

Gilbert proudly served his country with the United States Merchant Marines for seven years.

He was owner & operator of Powell Trucking in Thayer, Missouri and an over-the-road truck driver for approximately fifty years. He was well known for his exceptional driving skills, accident-free record, and no speeding or traffic citations. This amazing record earned him numerous honors and awards throughout his trucking career.

Gib took great pride in his profession, and loved to teach and share his knowledge of the trucking business with others. Time spent with fellow drivers created friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Gib was an avid hunter and especially liked to hunt deer and elk in Colorado and Wyoming with his sons, Jerry and Robert.

He looked forward to family visits and spending time with his grandchildren. Papa Gib enjoyed watching Len play basketball and they shared a special bond that Len will cherish forever.

Gilbert was a Christian and a member of the Clifton Masonic Lodge No. 463 in Thayer.

He treasured his family and will be remembered as a man of integrity with a kind heart and gentle spirit. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and a friend to all.

Funeral Services for Mr. Powell will be Friday, September 25th, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, September 24th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Charles Lawson

Charles Lawson

Charles Lawson

Charles Franklin Lawson was born the son of Jerry Franklin Lawson and Virginia (May) Lawson on April 9, 1961, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and departed this life on September 21, 2015, at Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 54 years.
He was united in marriage on July 2, 2008, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Sheree (Hudgins) Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Sheree Lawson of the family home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his father, Jerry Lawson and wife, Judy of Mammoth Spring; one son, Christopher Lance Long of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Jimmy Nelson of Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, JoAnna Straka and husband, Bill and Julie Merriman and husband, Chad, all of Mountain Home, Arkansas; three nieces, Logan, Riley, and Shelby; one nephew, Justin, and one great nephew, Isaac; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Gardner.
Charlie was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1979.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, target shooting, and four wheeling with friends.
Charlie was an over-the-road truck driver, driving for Steed Trucking Company in Thayer for many years.
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 will be Thursday, September 24th, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Terry Linderman officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, September 23rd, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Burial will be in the Field Creek Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

 

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