Obituaries


Elvis Spencer Barrett, 86
Elvis Spencer Barrett, 86, of Gainesville, died Aug. 12, 2020, at the Gainesville Health Care Center.  He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Claudius Spencer and Winnie Viola Foiles Barrett.  On Sept. 23, 1956, in Cook County, Illinois, he married Lee Moore.  Mr. Barrett was a...

JIMMY 'JIM' BAKER
Jimmy ‘Jim’ Allen Baker, 73, of Ava, died Aug. 3, 2020, at his home with his wife and children by his side. No local services are planned at this time. He was born Oct. 20, 1946, in Oildale, Oklahoma, the son of Floyd Exeter and Edna Elva Treat Baker. He was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam....
A memorial service for Gordy Brewer, 74, of Gainesville, was conducted by family members Aug. 10, 2020, at the family home west of Gainesville. Mr. Brewer died Aug. 5 at his home surrounded by family. He was born March 28, 1946, in Midland, Ohio, the son of Vernon and Ruth Brewer. He was a veteran...

GEORGE MICHAEL BRYANT JR.
George Michael Bryant Jr., 37, of Viola, Arkansas, died Aug. 3, 2020, in Saint Louis. A gathering of family and friends will be held in his memory at a later date. He was born July 8, 1983, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the son of Mike and Debbie Kendall Bryant. On Feb. 25, 2017, in Salem, Arkansas,...

RUBY JEWELL SIMPSON
A graveside funeral service for Ruby Jewell Simpson, 96, of Gainesville, formerly of Alton, was held Aug. 1, 2020, at Bailey Cemetery in Alton with Robert Wiggs officiating. A come-and-go visitation was held July 31 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Simpson died July 29 at Hospice...
Doris M. DuMont, 99, of Gainesville, died Aug. 1, 2020, at her home. No local services are planned at this time.  She was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, one of five children born to Roy and Vivian Vorce Purser. She grew up outside of Lansing, Michigan, and then moved with her family to...

JULE KRUGER
Jule Kruger, 67, of Isabella, died July 26, 2020, at her home near Isabella. A private memorial service was held at the home she shared with her husband.  She was born Susan Catherine Reger on July 15, 1953, in Glen Cove, New York, the daughter of Charles and Jean Reger. After graduating from high...

GARY WAGES
Graveside services for Gary Lynn Wages, 66, of Unionville, formerly of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 5, 2020, at Fairley Cemetery north of Princeton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. today at Roberson Funeral Home in Princeton. Mr. Wages died July 30 at a...

MAXINE SMITH
Ozark County native Maxine Smith, 92, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Howards Ridge, died July 31, 2020, at Good Samaritan village in Mountain Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Mountain Home, the oldest of six children born to Chauncey...
Jon Kimmen, 48, of St. Louis, formerly of Isabella, died July 22, 2020, at his home in St. Louis. Memorial services are pending.  He was born April 12, 1972, in Denison, Iowa, the son of Al Kimmen and Ruby Barnes. He was baptized at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. As a child in...

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