Obituaries

  A graveside service for Rebecca Sue Friend Boyd, 71, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, in Friend Cemetery. A come-and-go visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Ms. Boy died March 20 at Gainesville Health Care...
  A private burial for M. “Karen” Gilliam Jones, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Gainesville, will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona. Due to the current health risks associated with large gatherings, no public visitation or funeral Mass will be held at this time; however, the family...
  A come-and-go visitation for Lewis Dean Balentine, 83, of Oakland, Arkansas, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, March 25, 2020, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In observance of COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings, the number of people admitted at a time will be...
  A come-and-go visitation for Hardy Jefferson Frazier, 88, of Noble, was held March 23, 2020, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Danny Billings officiating and military honors presented by the Troy Herd American Legion. Mr. Frazier died March 19 at his daughter’s home in Jefferson City. He...
  A graveside funeral service for Hazel Duggins Brewer, 98, of Gainesville,  will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Lutie Cemetery in Theodosia. Due to current health risks associated with large gatherings, a “come-and-go”-type visition will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (...
  Funeral services for Sharon Kay Gosseck, 75, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2020, at Bridges Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Elijah. Ms. Gosseck died March 15 at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Ozark County, the daughter of Marlin Gus and Rachel Frankie Twilley Lane.  Ms....
  Karen Kathleen Davis, 79, of Udall, died March 22, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was born July 29, 1940, in Tecumseh, the daughter of Eldon Pitcock and Linnie Marie Crawford Pitcock (Ingram). She graduated from Gainesville High...
  Arrangements are pending for Edwin Michael “Ed” Hawkins, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Wasola. Mr. Hawkins died March 20, 2020, at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing in Springfield. He was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Moline, Kansas, the son of Lester and Lorene Hawkins. He was a graduate of Winfield (...
A memorial service for Fern Agnes Friend Cantwell, 77, of Ava, was held March 6, 2020, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Davin Friend officiating. Mrs. Cantwell died Feb. 29 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.  She was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Thornfield into the large family of...
Wanda Jean “Val” Cisco, 92, formerly of Gainesville, died March 4, 2020, at her home near Center, Texas. She was born March 15, 1927, in Nacogdoches, Texas, the daughter of Eric Alford and Mary Sue Jones Alford. In 1944, she married William Stevens, with whom she had three sons. In 1959, she...

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