Obituaries


Bill Freeman, 78
Funeral services for Billy Wakefield Freeman, 78, of West Plains, were held May 6, 2020, at Central Church of Christ in West Plains with Evangelists Arvil Hill and Steve Stamatis officiating. Mr. Freeman died May 2 at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1941, the son of Earl “Buck” Freeman and Myrtle...
Funeral services for Garold Dean Cotter, 69, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. He will lie in state from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Cotter died May 4 at his home.  Burial will be in the Hurst Cemetery. ...

Robert Robles, 49
Robert Robles, 49, of Theodosia, died April 26, 2020, at his home from cancer. No local services are planned. He was born Nov. 6, 1970, in Hollywood, California. The family expresses appreciation to Lutie School, Fountain Church and to Theodosia and surrounding communities. Mr. Robles’ wish was...

Christopher Andrew Burgess, 51
Christopher Andrew Burgess, 51, of West Plains, died May 1, 2020, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  He was born Dec. 7, 1968, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the son of Freeman Burgess and Debbie Erwin.  Mr. Burgess had worked as a welder. He loved motorcycles, camping,...
Funeral services for Jerry D. Lowery Sr., 88, of Theodosia, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, May 6, 2020, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Lowery died April 30 in Branson. He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, the son of  Compton E. Lowery and Pearl...
Larry D. Wallace, 68, of Gainesville, died April 26, 2020, at his residence. A private family burial was held in the Mammoth Cemetery. He was born Dec. 13, 1951, in Gainesville, the son of Grant and Effie Wilkerson Wallace. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1969. He worked many years...
Sharon Jean Baney, 66, of Bakersfield, died April 15, 2020, at NHC Healthcare in West Plains. A private graveside service was held at Free Union Cemetery near Leota in Howell County.  She was born Aug. 26, 1953, in Hocomo, the daughter of Claude Eugene and Mable “Joann” Hall Strain. She married...

Purna Mae Roberts, 86
A private graveside service for Purna Mae Roberts, 86, of West Plains, will be held at Clear Springs Cemetery. She will lie in state from 5 until 9 p.m. today, April 22, 2020, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Roberts died April 17 at NHC Healthcare in West Plains. She was born Feb. 22, 1934,...

Billy Dan ‘Bill’ Souder, 86
Private family services for Billy Dan Souder, 86, of Rogersville, will be held  today, April 22, 2020, at Souder Church of Christ with E. J. Hampton officiating. Mr. Souder died April 18 at his home with his wife, Betty, and his family by his side. He was born April 21, 1933, in the Caney community...
Don Barton Stafford, 79, of Gainesville, died April 8, 2020, in Gainesville. No services are planned at this time. Burial will be in a veterans cemetery at a later date.  He was born March 13, 1941, in Hereford, Texas, the son of Barton Raymond and Molive Emmagean Clayton Stafford. He spent his...

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