Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Mary Belew
Mary A. ``Granny'' Belew, 67, Gravette, Ark., a former Joplin resident, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, at Gravette Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Belew was born May 20, 1929, in Ashberry community in Missouri, and lived in Joplin before moving to Gravette in 1945. She formerly was a cook at the Burger Barn and The Other Place at Gravette. Her husband, John Belew, died Nov. 6, 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Lillian Barnett, Gravette; two brothers, R.L. Morrison and Charles Cossey, both of Joplin; a sister, June Reding, Duenweg; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Cemetery, west of Hiwasse, Ark. The Rev. Keith Sangwin will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Service of Gravette.

Carroll Dreppard
Carroll Kenneth Dreppard, 85, formerly of Joplin, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, July 5, 1996, at an Ironton nursing home after an illness. Mr. Dreppard was born March 3, 1911, at Hoxie, Ark. He moved to Joplin from St. Louis in 1972 after retiring as a production supervisor for National Lead Industries, titanium division. He was a member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 345 of Joplin and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Joplin. He served as the club tiler for several years. He was a past member of Forest Park Baptist Church, Joplin. He married Beulah B. Sitze on April 21, 1930, at St. Louis. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Donna Chandler, Joplin; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Bob Eaton will officiate. Fellowship Lodge No. 345 will conduct Masonic services at the mortuary. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the mortuary. Contributions may be made to the Baptist Home of Ozark, Mo., in care of the mortuary.

Bill Elam
Services for William C. ``Bill'' Elam, 68, Joplin, who died Friday, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary, with Ralph Erwin, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Tousignant, Allen Tousignant Jr., Carl Jones, Robert Wilson, Jack Price and Pat Harryman. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary.

Irene Lawson
Services for Irene D. Lawson, 87, formerly of 1028 Jackson Ave., who died Thursday, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Steve Hutchinson will officiate. Burial will be in Webb City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Greninger, Clayton Greninger, Roy Hudgens, Gerald Curry, Kevin Southard and Dewayne Southard. The family will be at the home of a son, Edwin Greninger, 601 N. Devon St., Webb City. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Spring River Christian Village, Joplin.

T.G. Reynolds
T. G. Reynolds, 69, Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Joplin, died 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 1996, at a Tulsa nursing home after an illness. Mr. Reynolds was born Aug. 29, 1926, at Seneca. He graduated from Seneca High School and worked for Tamko Asphalt Products Co. in Joplin. He played basketball for the Tamko basketball team. He worked for the R.X. Optical Co., Joplin. He later moved to Kansas City where he worked for Shoran Optical. He moved to Tulsa and worked for the Tom Brown Optical Co. He was a Baptist. He married Pauline Johnson on Oct. 9, 1953, in Joplin. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Ronnie Reynolds, of the home; three sisters, Barbara Crumbliss, Joplin, Mary Patton, Joplin, and Murna Wyrick, Miami, Okla.. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moore's East Lawn Funeral Home, Tulsa.

George Farnham
NEVADA, Mo. George Raymond Farnham, 22, New Bern, N.C., died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 1996, at his home. The death was ruled a suicide. Mr. Farnham was the grandson of Louise Farnham, Nevada. He was born Oct. 17, 1973, in Frankfurt, Germany. He was employed as a maintenance worker at the Carolina Pines Country Club. Survivors also include his parents, William A. and Patricia A. Farnham, New Bern; a brother, Andrew A. Farnham, of the home; and a sister, Adonna Maria Barber, New Bern. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood, with Gary DeWitt, pastor, officiating. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Elnora Heacox
WEBB CITY, Mo. Elnora Heacox, 73, Webb City, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, July 5, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. Mrs. Heacox was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Newton County. She moved to to Webb City from Neosho in 1989. She was a homemaker. Her husband, George Heacox, died Nov. 6, 1995. She is survived by a daughter, Anna Conrad, Webb City; two sons, Oren Raulston, Neosho, and Leroy Raulston, Joplin; four brothers, Ned Schach, Neosho, Buster Schach, Spokane, Wash., Gary Nelson, Cassville, and Oren Davis, Joplin; a sister, Geneva Stewart, Cassville; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby, with the Rev. Fred Franks officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery, near the Tipton Ford community. Pallbearers will be Billy Green, Ricky Green Scott Atkinson, Jimmy Raulston, Mac Raulston and Dusty Raulston. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Oren Raulston, 1500 Front St., Neosho.

Daisy Manning
NOEL, Mo. Daisy B. Manning, 87, Noel, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1996 at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Manning was born May 12, 1909, in Noel. She was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a guide at the Bluff Dweller Cave, Neosho. She married Everett ``Red'' Manning on Oct. 21, 1928, in McDonald County. He died on Aug. 30, 1981. Survivors include three sons, Robert Manning, Southwest City, Jerry L. Manning, Suffolk, Va., and Donald Manning, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Ted Perry, Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Ruth Briggs, Seligman, Tess Ann Sugarman, Elk City, Okla., and Mertie Harmon, Noel; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel, with the Rev. Bob Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Noel Cemetery. Members of the Noel Masonic Lodge will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Eastern Star Chapter will conduct graveside services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions will be made to St. John's Hospice Care, in care of the funeral home.

Bill Martin
GRANBY, Mo. Bill T. Martin, 78, Granby route 2, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Martin was born May 31, 1918, at Commerce, Okla. He moved to Granby from Miami, Okla., in 1948. He worked as a trainer at the former Spartan School of Aeronautics at Miami, Okla., until 1942. He also worked for the O.T. Warren Plumbing Co. at Neosho for many years. He worked for the Buddy L. Corp., Neosho, during the 1970s. He married Madeline Barbee on Jan. 6, 1942. She died Aug. 28, 1982. Survivors include three sons, Ed Martin, Dade City, Fla., and Kenny Martin and Tom Martin, both of Stark City; three daughters, Vicki Bridges, Neosho, Jeanne Ann Tamez, San Antonio, Texas, and Tammy Price, Norman, Okla.; two brothers, Richard Martin and Edward Martin, both of Miami; two sisters, Sylvia Murphy, Modesto, Calif., and Mary J. Kilmer, Miami; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Joint services for Mr. Martin and his son, Michael G. Martin, Diamond, who died Thursday in a drowning accident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Tom Casady will officiate. Burial will be in the Hazel Green Cemetery at the Boulder City community. Pallbearers for Bill Martin will Mark Bridges, David Bridges, Melvin Bridges, Tom Martin, Kenny Martin, Chris Price and Felipe Tamez. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Blondie Pendergraft
NOEL, MO. Vivian H. ``Blondie'' Pendergraft, 91, Noel route 1, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 1996, at a Wayne, Neb., nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Pendergraft was born Aug. 27, 1904, in southern McDonald County. He had lived in Noel since 1932, coming from Benton County, Ark. He was an electrician, and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, Noel. He married Lena L. McCombs on April 27, 1932, at Bentonville, Ark. She died May 23, 1989. He is survived by a daughter, Marian Simpson, Wayne; and a grandson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel. The Rev. Gene Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hiwasse, Ark. Pallbearers will be Alvin Pendergraft, Clifford Pendergraft, Jesse Pendergraft, Damon Patterson, Glee Flunk and Dan Harmon. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Terry Smith
CARTHAGE, Mo. Terry L. Smith, 52, Wyckoff, N.J., a former Carthage resident, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at his home after an illness. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 22, 1944, at Leavenworth, Kan. He moved to Wyckoff from Carthage about 13 years ago. He was chief executive officer the past three years at National Merchants Management, a national bookstore company at North Brunswick, N.J. He also was president and chief executive officer of Laura Ashley of North America, a British fashion manufacturer and retailer, for 10 years. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Wyckoff. He married Jan Hayes on Aug. 27, 1966. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Shea Augustine, Columbus, Ohio, and Mandy Smith, Wyckoff; a son, Justin Smith, Wyckoff; and a brother, Phil Smith, Roseville, Calif. Services were conducted Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, Wyckoff. The body will be returned to Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Friends Cemetery at Purcell. The Rev. John L. Martin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jerry Rosenbaum, Dick Mansfield, Justin Smith, Aires Smith, Melvin Smith, Phil Smith and Raymond Kersey. The family will receive friends after the services at the home of Aires Smith, 207 E. 34th Place, Joplin.

Pearl Sparks
GREENFIELD, Mo. Pearl Lee Sparks, 87, South Greenfield, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Sparks was born Jun 9, 1909, at South Greenfield. She was a homemaker and member of the South Greenfield Baptist Church. She married Albert Dillard Sparks on June 22, 1925, in Dade County. He died Sept. 18, 1971. Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Koon, Clarksburg, W. Va., Evelyn Bunch, Lee's Summit, Suetta Litle, Lockwood, Sheila Jackson, Jefferson City; a son, Gary Sparks, Greenfield; a brother Harold M Myers, Goodings, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at South Greenfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roy Rowen officiating. Burial will be in Daughtrey Cemetery, west of South Greenfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Contributions may be made to South Greenfield Baptist Church.

Betty Kyrias
SPRINGS, Kan. Services for Betty J. Fehrenbach Kyrias, who died Thursdsay, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Roger Noah will officiate. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs.

Fred McCoy
TREECE, Kan. Services for Fred Milton McCoy, 68, Treece, Kan., who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher, Okla., with the Rev. Clyde Stilley officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans' Funeral Detail. Pallbearers will be Mickey Helm, James Lee McCoy, Pat McCoy, Gary McCoy, Michael McCoy and Floyd McCoy.

Wilma Collins
MIAMI, Okla. Graveside services for Wilma Collins, 60, Miami route 4, who died Friday, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pastor Leon Weece will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Frank Fultner
AFTON, Okla. Frank Evert Fultner, Afton, 70, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Muskogee after a long illness. Mr. Fultner was born July 6, 1926, at Picher. He lived in the Afton area for the past 30 years, moving from Joplin, Mo. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Assembly of God and the Afton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former member of the Grove (Okla.) Moose Lodge. He was a Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Della Woolman Fultner; a stepson, Robert CharlesSanders, Afton; a stepdaughter, Audrey Lynn Sanders, Mansfield, Texas; a sister, Rosa May Scrivner, Grove; and two stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sixkiller Cemetery, near Afton. The Rev. Ray Melugin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.

Otis Reeves
MIAMI, Okla. Otis Reeves, 80, Miami route 4, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, after a sudden illness at his home. Mr. Reeves was born Jan 31, 1916, at Viburnum, Mo. He had lived in rural Miami since 1976, moving there from Picher. He was a lead and zinc miner and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Picher. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He married Opal Williams on Dec. 29, 1947, at Picher. She survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Russell Leroy Reeves, Delaware, Okla., Harold Eugene Reeves, Houston, Texas, and William Reeves, Miami, Okla., a daughter, Anna Mae Luton, Tiawah, Okla.; three brothers, Ernest Reeves, Springdale, Ark., Erwin Reeves, Macks Creek, Mo., and James Reeves, Picher, Okla.; three sisters, Omie Williamson, Picher, Zelma Fox, Don Gola, Ill., and Pauline Carver, Fairland, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.


 

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