Billy Justin Davis, 17, Joplin, died at 12:03 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of injuries he suffered in a traffic accident Sunday night north of the Spurgeon community.
Mr. Davis was born Nov. 12, 1978, at Claremore, Okla. He moved to Joplin recently from Seneca. He was a student at Lighthouse Christian Academy, where he lettered in varsity basketball. He was Lighthouse Tabernacle Sunday school superintendent, a choir member and also played bass guitar.
Survivors include his parents, George and Tammy Davis, of the home; two brothers, George ``Joshua'' Davis and Jerid Lee Davis, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Mary Lou Davis, Miami, Okla.; and maternal grandparents, Billy and Shirley Renshaw, Coweta, Okla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church, Jay, Okla. The Rev. Shawn Stephens will officiate. Burial will be in Mose Ridge Cemetery in the Topsy community, near Jay.
Pallbearers will be Eric Harlon, Jason Franks, Rich Hendricks, Rick Conduff, Darrell Walker and Derrick Rayburn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Home, Jay.
EAGLE ROCK, Mo. … Rosemary Burch, 57, Eagle Rock, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett, after five months of ill health.
Mrs. Burch was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Eagle Rock. She was a 1956 graduate of Cassville High School. She lived in the Eagle Rock area most of her life, except for a short time at Kansas City. She was a member of Carr Lane Baptist Church.
She married Phillip Burch on Nov. 4, 1974. He died March 14, 1986.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Burch, of the home, and Greg Burch, Lampe; her parents, Gerald and Naomi Thompson, Eagle Rock; two brothers, Jerry Thompson and Lyle Thompson, both of Eagle Rock; two sisters, Sharon Ash, Eagle Rock, and Gwen Votipka, Eureka Springs, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Garry Willoughby and Bill Banks will officiate. Burial will be in Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock.
Pallbearers will be David Hicks, Mark Scott, Shawn Scott, Clint Thompson, Jason Thompson and James Thompson.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Branson.
CARTHAGE, Mo. … Leona ``Lea'' Duke, 83, Carthage, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Brooks was born April 25, 1913, in Carthage. She lived in the Carthage area most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Carthage and the Navy Mothers Club, National City, Calif.
She married Loran A. Duke on Aug. 3, 1957, at Miami, Okla. He died Nov. 4, 1986.
Survivors include a brother, Roscoe M. Thomas, Joplin; and a sister, Marlyn Robertson, Carthage.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. Jack Lawhon, minister, will officiate.
Arrangements are under direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
HOBERG, Mo. … Troy Shannon Evans, 31, Hoberg, died about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after being struck by a train near his home. The death was ruled a suicide.
Mr. Evans was born Jan. 7, 1965, at Atascadero, Calif. He moved to the Hoberg area in 1993 from California. He was a construction worker.
Survivors include his wife, Tiffany Evans, Mount Vernon; a son, Brandon Evans, Nipomo, Calif.; a daughter, Melissa Evans, Nipomo; his father, Bob Evans, Palm Springs, Calif.; his mother, Linda Evans, Sunland, Calif.; a sister, Chanel Lang, Sunland; maternal grandparents, Frank and Elaine Reyes, La Crescenta, Calif.; and paternal grandmother, Eva Stirtz, Atascadero.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The casket will be closed.
Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Springfield.
NEOSHO, Mo. … Icephenna A. Kirkland Hughes, 92, Neosho, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hughes was born June 16, 1904, at Magazine, Ark. She moved to Neosho in 1956 from Lamar. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God, Neosho.
She married George William ``Bill'' Hughes Sr. on Aug. 8, 1920, in the state of Oklahoma. He died on Sept. 27, 1991.
Survivors include two sons, George W. Hughes Jr. and James Leroy Hughes, both of Neosho; a daughter, Etta June Surratt, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Emmett Kirkland, McAlester, Okla.; a sister, Christine Briggs, McAlester; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Graveside services will be at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Morehead Cemetery, east of Lamar.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
George Lamp Sr.
MONETT, Mo. … George Wayne Lamp Sr., 74, Monett, died at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a long illness.
Mr. Lamp was born Feb. 19, 1922, at Verona. He lived most of his life in the Barry County area. He retired in 1992 from Wells Aluminum, Monett. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Monett, and a lifetime member of Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monett.
He married Lorene Offutt on Aug. 4, 1946, at Oswego, Kan. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, George Lamp Jr., Pierce City; a daughter, Lisa Lamp, of the home; three stepdaughters, Gloria Craker, Monett, Sherry McKee, Marietta, Ga., and Melanie King, Baxter Springs, Kan.; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; 13 stepgrandchildren; and eight great-stepgrandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Monett IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Rex Henderson will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Stroke Foundation, in care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.
LIBERAL, Mo. … Florence B. Morgan, 88, Liberal, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, at a nursing home in Lamar after a three-year illness.
Miss Morgan was born May 19, 1908, at Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. She had lived 78 years in Liberal. She was a schoolteacher for 42 years, primarily at rural schools. She was a Protestant.
Survivors include a brother, Ira Morgan, Lamar; and five sisters, Dorothy Hendrix and Marjorie Johnston, both of Lamar, Blanche Cleaver, Iola, Kan., Elda Buchanan, Pittsburg, Kan., and Dora Lea Calkins, Prairie Village, Kan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Liberal Christian Church. Doug Oakes, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Liberal City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William P. Johnston, Richard Johnston, Tom Mollohan, Carl Robert Buchanan, Gary Hawk and Gary Wells.
Arrangements are under direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.
DEERFIELD, Mo. … Marsha Lorene Sheperd, 79, Deerfield, died Tuesday night, Aug. 6, 1996, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., after a long illness.
Mrs. Sheperd was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Deerfield. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Deerfield Baptist Church.
She married Oliver David Sheperd on June 13, 1936, at Richards. He died Nov. 12, 1976.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lorene Hook, Overland; three brothers, Lorn ``Sonny'' Lawrence, Nevada, Chester A. Lawrence, Wichita, Kan., and Junior Lawrence, Fort Scott; a sister, Nellie Mae Carpenter, Fort Scott; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Deerfield Cemetery. The Rev. A.D. Hawesa will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Dale Schilling, Bill Carpenter Jr., Jim Lawrence, Ed Lawrence, Bryan Lawrence and Mike Kimmell.
Friends may call until 10 a.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
NEOSHO, Mo. … Mary Mae Whitman, 79, 330 S. Wood St., died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Whitman was born Sept. 12, 1916, at Seneca. She moved to Neosho in 1952 from Seneca. She worked at Big Smith Manufacturing Co. for five years and also was a homemaker. She was a member of Diamond First Baptist Church.
She married Glen Whitman in 1934 in Newton County. He died Sept. 4, 1977.
Survivors include two sons, Glen D. Whitman, Springfield, and Jimmie Whitman, Moreno Valley, Calif; a daughter, Sharon Shewmake, Granby; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Greg Snow will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, south of Neosho.
Pallbearers will be Bob Strait, Shannon Shewmake, Glen Wayne Whitman, Dale Renfro, Charles Strait and Dan Heffren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
GALENA, Kan. … Gary D. Evans, 64, 518 Washington St., died at 7:53 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, at his home after a two-month illness.
Mr. Evans was born Feb. 7, 1932, at Newark, N.J. He was a lifetime resident of the area. He retired in March 1995 as a supervisor in the electrical maintenance department at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Mo., where he worked 18 years.
He married Lena Naydean Rawlins on Feb. 4, 1952, at Joplin. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Gary Evans, Mount Vernon, Ill.; four daughters, Brenda Miller and Linda Alderman, both of Joplin, Sue Jordan, Galena, and Sandra Evans, Columbus; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin. Roy L. Derfelt will be the eulogist.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
Contributions may be made to the Missouri Southern State College Scholarship Fund or to the Galena Ambulance Volunteer Fund.
GALENA, Kan. … Dorothy Ruth Harris, 77, Monte Vista, Colo., died at 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at a nursing home in Monte Vista after a long illness. She was the mother of four Galena area residents.
Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 5, 1918, at Topeka. She had lived in Colorado since 1978, moving from Fontana, Calif. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She married Louis Eugene Harris on Aug. 28, 1936, at Topeka. He died Sept. 20, 1944.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Eugene Harris, Crestline, and Ron Calvin Harris, Galena route 2; and three daughters, Sharyl Starchman, Galena route 2, and Sally Ann Pummill and Debra Hughes, both of Galena.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. Charles Idleman will officiate.
Arrangements are under direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. … Services for Lisa Beth Ikenberry, 36, 2405 Lincoln Drive, who died Monday, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Presbyterian Church, Baxter Springs.
The Rev. Christine Iannucilli will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery.
The body has been cremated.
Survivors include her parents, Garland and Jo Ann Largen, Baxter Springs.
The family will be at the Largen home, 545 E. 24th St.
Arrangements are under direction of Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs.
Contributions may be made to a family memorial fund at American Bank in Baxter Springs.
GROVE, Okla. … Nellie Agnes Belcher Bennett, 79, Vinita, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness.
Mrs. Bennett was born March 26, 1917, at Peytona, W.Va. She moved to the Vinita area in 1978 from Phoenix, Ariz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church, Vinita.
She married James Gordon Bennett on July 17, 1933, in West Virginia. He died Sept. 5, 1964.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence Edward Bennett, Langley, and James Virgil Bennett, state of Ohio; two daughters, Beulah Katherine Baker, Hampton, Va., and Verna Ruth Davis, Disney; two brothers, Addison Belcher, Racine, W.Va., and Keith Belcher, state of West Virginia; two sisters, Virginia Lively and Margaret Bing, both of the state of West Virginia; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita. The Rev. Jerry Ogden will officiate. Burial will be in Ketchum (Okla.) Cemetery.
Arrangements are under direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
GROVE, Okla. … William Donald ``Don'' Etter, 73, Grove, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness.
Mr. Etter was born Oct. 8, 1922, at Sycamore, Kan. He lived most of his life in the Sycamore and Independence, Kan., areas. He was a graduate of Independence High School. He farmed north of Independence until retiring in 1981 and moving to Grove. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge, both in Grove.
He married Evelyn Wilson on Oct. 28, 1953. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Robert Wilson, Decatur, Ark., and Richard Wilson, Independence; a sister, Leona DeTar, Coffeyville, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. Leo Culver will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence.
The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MIAMI, Okla. … William Ray ``Bill'' Taylor, 47, Edmond, a former Miami resident, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Taylor was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Miami. He was a lifetime Miami resident, moving to Edmond in January. He was a 1967 graduate of Miami High School and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami.
He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Miami, the American Legion Post in Miami, the Disabled American Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a past district sergeant at arms of the American Legion and a member of Voiture No. 213, 40&8 Societe. He was a seven-year member of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher Michael Taylor, Guston, Ky., and Jeremy Ray Taylor, Tulsa; his mother, Hazel Mae Taylor, Miami; three sisters, Sharon Miller, Eagle River, Alaska, Glenda Mount-White, Plano, Texas, and Sheila Draper-Johnston, Commerce; a brother, Darrell Taylor, Miami; maternal grandmother, Hazel Donaldson, Miami; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Northeast Baptist Church, Miami. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson. The Rev. Fred VonMoss will officiate.
Arrangements are under direction of Oliver Whisenhunt Funeral Home, Tulsa.
GROVE, Okla. … Albert F. Tuttle, 96, Grove, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Tuttle was born May 6, 1900, at Buffalo, Kan. He moved to Grove in 1971. He was a bulk agent for Mid-American Oil Co. at Chanute, Kan., before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grove.
He married Alta Kelly on June 29, 1925, at Independence, Kan. She survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Stroud, Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Buzzard Cemetery, Grove. The Rev. Darwin King will officiate.
Arrangements are under direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.