West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

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.




  1. McElderry Family
    November 7, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    Our Neighbors for many years ; whom we all really enjoyed. What a lost for us all in our neighborhood . They both will be truely missed. God truely Loved them to take them together, n not to leave one behind . You never seen one with out the other. A true marriage.


  2. Diana Acklin
    November 7, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    I am the oldest daughter of Loretta Baldridge Dickison Carter. Miss Leta was my mama’s first cousin. I am so very sorry for the loss of this very wonderful couple, I always remember visiting with them when we stayed with my Aunt Joyce and Uncle Edward Baldridge. My sympathy to the Case, Oaks, Wicker and Baldridge families.


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