George Estel Herrington, 80, 3433 Oak Ridge Drive, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Mr. Herrington was born March 9, 1916, at Gentry, Ark. He moved to Joplin in 1951 from St. Joseph. He was a graduate of Benton High School at St. Joseph. He was a truck driver for Armour Foods, Inc., Joplin, for more than 28 years. He was a cattle farmer in rural Joplin from 1962 to 1972.
He was a member and deacon of Cave Springs Baptist Church, rural Neosho, and was a member of Robert S. Thurman Post No. 13, American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations.
He married Bertha L. Shepard on Nov. 22, 1941, at St. Joseph. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Gene Shepard Herrington, rural Joplin; a daughter, Bobbie Joann Henry, Carterville; a brother, Everett Herrington, Marionville; two sisters, Juanita Stevenson and Jewel Nitti, both of St. Joseph; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. Scott Anderson will officiate.
Military rites will be conducted by Robert S. Thurman Post No. 13, American Legion.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Herrington, James Price, Douglas ``Mick'' Henry, Rick Harlen-Clutter, Michael Henry and Gerald Hutton.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary.
Jessie Warren Hillis Sr., 75, 3305 Indiana Ave., died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
Mr. Hillis was born March 25, 1921, at Cuba, Ill. He moved to Joplin in 1987 from Bullhead City, Ariz. He lived in Parsons, Kan., form 1928 to 1953 and in the state of California from 1953 to 1985. He attended school in Parsons. He was a union carpenter, working in residential construction.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church at Parsons, Joplin Eagles Lodge No. 2410 and Earl J. Burton Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations.
He married Zelma Clark Chipman on Nov. 25, 1987, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Long, Bentonville, Ark., and Debra Sue Hillis, Bullhead City; a son, Jessie Warren ``Bud'' Hillis Jr., Riverside, Calif.; a stepson, Leonard King, Kansas City; a sister, Edna Myers, Parsons; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. John Pigg will officiate.
Military honors will be conducted by Earl J. Burton Post No. 534, VFW.
The body will be sent to Westminster (Calif.) Mortuary for services and burial.
Kathryn J. Thornberry Longstreet, 89, 102 E. 2nd St., died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after several years of ill health.
Mrs. Longstreet was born Feb. 12, 1907 in Atoka, Okla. She moved to Joplin in 1929 from Neosho. She was a 1925 graduate of Neosho High School. She taught at Round Prairie until 1929.
She was a founding member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ruth Chapter No. 177, Order of Eastern Star and Blendville Rebekah Lodge.
She married Bassett Earl Longstreet on May 25, 1929, at Neosho. He died Aug. 14, 1966.
Survivors include three sons, Bassett Edgar Longstreet, Port Lavaca, Texas, Earl H. Longstreet, Duluth, Minn., and Kenney Longstreet, Joplin; a daughter, Marinell Hargis, Aurora; two half brothers, Walter J. Thornberry, Carthage, and Don A. Thornberry, Neosho; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill Dillon Mortuary. Aaron Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
NEOSHO, Mo. … Irvon James Charlton, 79, Neosho, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark., after an illness since September 1995.
Mr. Charlton was born July 16, 1917, at Goodman. He had lived in the state of Oklahoma for many years, returning to the Neosho area in September 1985. He was a self-employed saw mill operator. He was a Protestant and a Navy veteran of World War II.
He married Mary D. Henson on April 30, 1938, in McDonald County. She died June 24, 1994.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Margaret Reed, Portland, Ore.; two sons, Irvon W. Charlton and George Raymond Charlton, both of Webb City; two sisters, Margaret Mahan, Aurora, and Mary Ann Jennings, Neosho; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery, west of Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Bill Adams, Bifold Mahan, J.W. Charlton, Ernest Charlton, Clyde Sanders and Billy Gene Culp.
Members of American Legion Post No. 163, Neosho, will conduct graveside flag folding ceremonies.
Friends may call after noon today and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
NEVADA, Mo. … Jackie D. Wilson, 24, Nevada, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at St. Louis University Medical Center of natural causes.
Mr. Wilson was born May 26, 1972, in Nevada. He attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Karen Russell, of the home; a sister, Angela Pike, Springfield; two brothers, Shannon Wilson, Nevada, and Thomas Wilson, Hermitage, Tenn.; and maternal grandmother, Milver Shields, Nevada.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. The Rev. Melvin W. Mabra will officiate.
Friends may call after noon Sunday at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada.
GREENFIELD, Mo. … Nettie Alfaretta ``Alpha'' Wymore, 86, Greenfield, died at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, after a long illness.
Miss Wymore was born March 23, 1910, in Dade County. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Dade County Nursing Home. She was a Baptist.
There are no immediate survivors.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Greenfield Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Good will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's unit of the Dade County Nursing Home, Greenfield.
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. … Rose M. Hatfield, 67, Baxter Springs route 1, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness.
Mrs. Hatfield was born Sept. 11, 1928, at St. Louis, Mo. She moved from Joplin to Baxter Springs 35 years ago. She was a cashier at several local grocery stores.
She was a member of Riverton (Kan.) Friends Church.
She married Wayne K. Hatfield on Dec. 16, 1945, at Galena. He survives.
Additional survivors include three sons, Pat Hatfield, rural Quapaw, Okla., Mike Hatfield, Riverton, and Tim Hatfield, Baxter Springs; a sister, Diana Turner, Mountain Home, Ark.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Friends Church, Riverton. The Rev. Wes Davis and David Scott will officiate.
The family will meet in the Christian Life Center of the church after the services for visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs.
Contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center at Riverton Friends Church.
MIAMI, Okla. … Lula Marie McClendon, 94, 721 G St. N.W., died at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at a Miami nursing home after an illness.
Mrs. McClendon was born May 15, 1902, at Afton. She lived in Miami the past 40 years, moving from Long Beach, Calif. She had worked for the former Patterson Manufacturing Company at Miami and as a nurses' aide at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, for 15 years.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Miami.
She married Joseph Leonard McClendon on Dec. 24, 1953, at Miami. He survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Freda Darnell and Naomi Jeanne Coffey, both of Miami; a brother, Arnold B. Chaney, Miami; four sisters, Esther Countryman, Joplin, Mo., Bertha Countryman, Huntsville, Texas, Juanita Kirk and Artie Whiteley, both of Miami; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church, Miami. The Rev. Gerald Baser and the Rev. Kenneth Thulin will officiate. Burial will be in Fairland (Okla.) Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Countryman, Albert Myers, Tom Myers, Louis ``Red'' Mathia, J.R. Johnson, and Ben Yost.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
GROVE, Okla. … Lois Alaire Roberts Newburn, 79, Grove, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Newburn was born June 25, 1917, at Wichita, Kan. She lived in Disney until 1975, when she moved to Grove.
She attended First Christian Church, Grove.
She married Joe D. Newburn on April 21, 1956, at Vinita. He died July 31, 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Lanctot, Midwest City; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Olympus Cemetery, Grove, with Marvin Tunnell officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ark. … Linda Jeanne Evans, 49, Berryville, a former Sulphur Springs resident, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at her home of apparent natural causes.
Ms. Evans was born April 2, 1947, at Sulphur Springs. She had worked for Tyson Foods. She attended Snow Church.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Evans, Omaha, Ark.; two daughters, Loretta Holter, Freeport, Texas, and Connie Halbmaier, Hollister, Mo.; one brother, Lee DeShazer, state of Washington; two sisters, Rita Barne, Springdale, and Norene Gregory, Decatur; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. John Christman will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Berryville.