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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Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Lisa LaDonna Rogers was born the daughter of Jack Howell and Becky (Haney) Howell on July 5, 1967, in Salem, Arkansas, and departed this life September 14, 2015, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 48 years.

She was united in marriage at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, on October 10, 1986, to Earl Rogers.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Earl Rogers of their home in Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Keeley Rae Rogers of the home in Thayer; her parents, Jack and Becky Howell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her father and mother-in-law, Buddy and Mary Rogers of Thayer; one sister, Lorna Avery and husband, Dennis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one niece, Trista Botchway and husband, Seth of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two nephews, Alan Avery and wife, Dawnisa of West Plains, Missouri, and Matthew Avery and wife, Brietta of Winterhaven, Florida; five great nieces and nephews, Alex, Axton, Edmund, Sawyer, and Tenley, other relatives and many friends.

Lisa was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1985. She was an exceptional athlete, free throw shooter and basketball player, earning many awards throughout her high school career. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Lisa began and continued her teaching career of educating, loving, and nurturing children in the Thayer Elementary School for a total of twenty-five years, retiring in the 2014-2015 school year.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed the beauty of nature as she took brisk walks, and treasured time spent with Earl and Keeley on their family trips.

Lisa was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ where she worshipped with her church family and enjoyed singing gospel hymns.

Lisa had a zest for life, a special love for children, and always surrounded herself with close friends and family. Even as she struggled with the trials of life, her faith never wavered and she was confident God, her family, and friends would always be there with their love and support.

Her warm soul and sweet spirit charmed the hearts of many as she fought her battle with determination, grace, and dignity. Her unconditional love and inspiration will never be forgotten by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Church of Christ in Thayer, Missouri, with Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, September 15th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Shirley Manes

Shirley Manes

Shirley Manes

Shirley Marie (Simms) Manes was born the daughter of Amil O. Simms and Irene L. (Jackson) Simms on March 17, 1938, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life September 5, 2015, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.

She was united in marriage on August 28, 1975, at Alton, Missouri, to George Manes.

She is survived by her brother, Ray Simms of Thayer, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Eva Ashford of Thayer, Missouri; one niece, Kimberly Ray of Texas; one nephew, Ronnie Simms and wife, Michelle of Thayer, Missouri; two great nieces, Kacey and Austyn; three great nephews, James, Donald Joe and Shane; one great-great niece, Kyliegh “Brooks”; and one great-great nephew, Brayson; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Irene and Luther Wideman; and her father, Amil Simms.

Shirley was a dedicated homemaker. She was a factory worker and was employed by Lee‘s Curtains in Thayer for several years.

She enjoyed crocheting, baking and decorating wedding cakes, and painting.

She was of the Baptist faith and will be remembered as a loving sister and aunt, as well as a loyal friend. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Graveside services for Mrs. Manes will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, in the Two Mile Cemetery, West of Thayer, Missouri with Brother Johnny Holesapple officiating.

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Judy Parker

Judy Parker

Judy Parker

Judith Audrey Loreen Parker was born the daughter of Andrew Free Estep and Alice Marlene (Neal) Estep on April 10, 1962, in Phoenix, Arizona, and departed this life August 30, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 53 years.

She was united in marriage on September 17, 2001, at Salem, Arkansas, to Ron Parker.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Parker of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her father, Andrew Estep and wife, Janet of Joplin, Missouri; two children, Lorenda Roberson and husband, Jason, and Joe Anderson, all of South Fork, Missouri; three step-children, Jamie Green and husband, Todd of Mammoth Spring, Ronald Dean Parker, II of Rochester, Minnesota, and Samantha Johnson of Ava, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Mark Estep and wife, Cindy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one sister, Joe Ann Washam and husband, Jim of Mammoth Spring; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Estep, and one grandson, Silas Blayne Anderson.

Judy was a graduate of the West Plains High School, graduating with the class of 1980.

She was a Certified Medication Technician and employed at West Vue Nursing Center for a total of thirty-four years. Judy was a nurse with a servants heart, always showing love and compassion to all residents.

She dearly loved her grandchildren and her favorite role in life was Mamaw. Judy enjoyed sewing and took great pride in her flower garden.

She was a Christian lady, and will be remembered for her genuine smile and giving spirit. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Graveside services for Mrs. Parker will be held Friday, September 4, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, with Reverend Jim Parker officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Thayer Cemetery on Friday afternoon, September 4th, from 1:00 PM until service time.

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Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Melissa Ellen Smith was born the daughter of Charles Morton Smith and Opal Marie (Clark) Smith on November 9, 1947, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life August 30, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 67 years.

She is survived by one sister, Charlene Smith McGarvey of North Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Michael A. Smith of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Opal Smith, and one infant son, Michael Heath Corp.

Melissa was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1965.

She began her working career at the local garment factory, later known as Lee’s Curtains, in Thayer, Missouri, where she was employed a total of thirty-three years.

Melissa enjoyed her job as cashier in the retail grocery business, retiring from Harps Grocery after fourteen years of service.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mammoth Spring and the Spring River Lion’s Club.

Melissa enjoyed her time spent as a volunteer aide for the Kindergarten class at the Mammoth Spring Elementary School.

She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Arkansas Razorbacks fan and was known for her beautiful handmade counted cross-stitch work.

She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, great smile, and warm and giving spirit. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Melissa’s family will receive friends on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Reba Callahan

Reba Callahan

Reba Callahan

Reba Juanita (Paxton) Callahan was born the daughter of Lonnie L. Paxton and Anna Mae (Lasseter) Paxton on July 3, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and died on August 27, 2015, at her home in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

She was united in marriage on May 15, 1954 at Thayer, Missouri, to Travis Callahan.

She is survived by her husband, Travis Callahan of the home in Springfield; two sons, Jack Callahan and wife, Suzanne of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Neal Callahan and wife, Jennifer of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Chase Callahan and wife, Morgan, Carter Callahan and Emily Prince; one brother, Richard Paxton and wife, Hazel of Olive Branch, Mississippi; one sister-in-law, Shirley Kerby of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four nephews, Mike Paxton, Jeff Paxton, Tim Paxton and Ryan Kerby; two nieces, Denise Frazier and Melinda Kerby; other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Anna Mae Paxton; one brother-in-law, Cletes Kerby; and one nephew, Richard Kerby.

Reba was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1950.

She was a proficient bookkeeper, starting her long career with Memphis Light, Gas & Water. After returning to Thayer, she worked for many years as bookkeeper for Central Ozarks Livestock Auction as well as various other livestock auctions in the area.

Reba worked in real estate sales for several years with United Farm Agency. She, along with business partner, Sam Rhoades was instrumental in establishing Country Network/Town & Country Realty where she worked as Broker/Partner.

She enjoyed painting landscapes, and caring for her home and family. She was a long time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Thayer.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving Mother and grandmother, and a friend to all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Callahan will be held Monday, August 31, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Dr. Jeff Paxton officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Sunday afternoon, August 30th from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.

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

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Delbert Oakes

Delbert Lee Oakes was born the son of Arthur Oakes and Myrtle (Wicker) Oakes on March 21, 1935, in Hardy, Arkansas, and died on August 25, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Boyd of Long Beach, Mississippi, Karen Hayden of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Janet Powell and husband, James of Gulf Port, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, Brett Richards, Brian McBride II, Joshua Pace, Amanda Crose, Heather Pace, Adam Miller, Brittany Smith, and Melissa Hayden; eleven great grandchildren; three brothers, Melburn Oakes of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Arthur Oakes, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Thayer, Missouri, and Jerry Oakes and wife, Ella of Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Leta Case and husband, Harlin of Hardy, Arkansas; and one uncle, Norman Oakes of Hardy, Arkansas; other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur and Myrtle Oakes.

Delbert was employed as an assembly line worker at Ford Motor Company in St. Louis, Missouri, retiring after twenty-eight years of service.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish, especially fishing on the Mississippi River. Delbert enjoyed gardening and tending to his apple and peach orchard.

He was a great storyteller and would entertain others as long as they cared to sit and listen.

Delbert will be remembered as a kind and simple man who enjoyed the beauty of nature and everything it gave to him. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services for Mr. Oakes will be held Friday, August 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Thursday evening, August 27th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

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Loyd Langston

Loyd Langston

Loyd Langston

Loyd Santford Langston was born the son of Lenzy Lee Langston and Gleora (Frazier) Langston on May 12, 1921, in Saddle, Arkansas, and died on August 23, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas, at the age of 94 years.

He was united in marriage on August 10, 1941, at Hardy, Arkansas, to Marie Johnson, who preceded him in death on December 6, 2010.

He is survived by his son, Frank Langston and wife, Judy of Conroe, Texas; three grandchildren, Kim Grimes and husband, Lynn, Sheila Orlando and husband, Ron, and Larry Langston and wife, Christine; seven great grandchildren, Jay Hebert, Cody Grimes, Adrienne Orlando, Kelly Orlando, Cole Langston, Ben Langston and Beau Langston; one brother, Bill Langston; and one sister, Rosemary Washam and husband, Edd; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-nine years, Marie Langston; his parents, Lenzy and Gleora Langston; one brother, Boyd Langston; and one sister, Mildred Sutherland.

Loyd was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving in the 997th Special Service Engineer Battalion during World War II.

He was employed as an Agent for Delta Airlines, retiring after thirty-four years of service.

Loyd was a Christian man and will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Graveside services for Mr. Langston, will be held Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with Barry O’Dell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, on Saturday evening, August 29th, from 6:00 until 7:00 PM.

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

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