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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Barbara A. Hammond Provow
Barbara A. Hammond Provow

Funeral services for Barbara A. Hammond Provow, 66, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m.. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Keith Combs officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Allan Peterson, Sr. and Anna May Rice Peterson, on August 10, 1946 in Sturkie, Arkansas and died April 22, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage August 21, 1995 in Salem, Arkansas to Ronnie Provow.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Provow, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; two sons, Dwayne and Michelle Hammond, Peace Valley, Missouri, and Mark and Gayla Hammond, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Allan Peterson, Jr. and Nellie, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Evelyn Reynolds and husband, Dale, Nixa, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Hammond, both of Peace Valley, Missouri, Steven Olmsted, West Plains, Missouri, and Stephanie and Brad Frieman, Dora, Missouri; one great grandchild, Faith Freiman, Dora, Missouri; two special friends, Myrt Williams, Caster, Louisiana, and Lindsy Barnett, Thayer, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, George and Pet Peterson, and Welby and Olive Rice, and one niece.

She attended the Smith Chapel Church, Howell County, Missouri. She loved to do embroidery work, and enjoyed cooking and spending time with all her family, especially her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in State Line Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Phyllis Gruben
    April 23, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss I remember when I invited Barbara to church and she said if she ever got to have Sundays off she would think about coming. I am glad she did, it has been a joy having her in services and I grew to love her very much.

  2. Pam Martin (Peterson)
    April 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    You will be missed aunt Barb, I wish I wasn’t so far away. We will meet again someday.

  3. Danny Rob
    April 24, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Sorry to hear Mark.

  4. Vicki Cooper
    April 25, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Barbara’s Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I have known Barbara for over forty years and was re-acquainted with her working at Wal-Mart for a short time. I always enjoyed visiting with her and talking about old times. Evelyn, I wish I could have seen you and talked with you, but it was not possible for me to be there. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow.

  5. Shirley Winfree
    April 27, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Barbara passed away. I worked with her and she was very nice. My prays will be her and all of her family.