Obituaries

Funeral services for Arthur H. Barner, 99, of Springfield, were held March 2, 2021, at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield. Mr. Barner died peacefully on Feb. 24 at his home. He was born July 12, 1921, in Pontiac, the son of Sam and Ida Wilbanks Barner. After graduating from Gainesville High...
Rena Cox, 90, of Isabella, died Jan. 29, 2021, at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville. No services are planned. She was born March 13, 1930, in Ozark County, the daughter of Frank and Georgia Barnett Shockey. She lived most of her life in Kansas City and Macon and returned a few years ago...
Funeral services for Donald Huston Freeman, 86, of Dora, were held  Feb. 21, 2021, at Needmore Church of God south of Dora. Mr. Freeman died Feb. 17 at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains.   He was born July 26, 1934, near Dora, the son of H. Burdine and Emma Durham Freeman. On July 30, 1954, he...
Michael “Mike” Richard Huff, 64, of Protem, died peacefully on Feb. 16, 2021, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield with his family at his bedside. A private graveside service will be held at the family cemetery, and a tailgate celebration of his life will be held sometime in the future.  He...
Beulah Verlane Richard, 78, of Theodosia, died Feb. 13, 2021, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava. No services are planned at this time. She was born May 9, 1942, in  Arkansas, the daughter of Lorrine Ehrhardt Hurley. She worked as a shoemaker at Brown Shoe in Caruthersville for many years....
Verlin Noel Altom, 77, of Houston, Missouri, died Feb. 15, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by his family’s love. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He was born Nov. 5, 1943, in East St. Louis, Illinois, one of the eight children of William and Ella Zohner...
Funeral services for Howard Lee Haskins, 81, of Thornfield,  will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Pastors David Dye and Louis Stern officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Due to concerns...
Arrangements are pending for Patricia Irene Kastning, 92, of Salesville, Arkansas, formerly of Brixey and Ponca, Nebraska. Mrs. Kastning died Feb. 14, 2021, at her home.  She was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Sublette, Kansas, the daughter of George and Irene Stanard Lance. She attended and completed...
Graveside services for Darrel Watson, 72, of Noble, were held Feb. 16, 2021, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Wasola with Mike Vlad and Milan Chisam officiating. Mr. Watson died Feb. 13 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with his family by his side.  He was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Gainesville, the...
A graveside memorial service for Kenneth Ray Coy, 71, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in the Brushy Knob Cemetery north of Gainesville. Dinner will be served at the Brushy Knob Church following the service. Mr. Coy died Feb. 5 at Viburnum. He was born July 10, 1950...

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