Obituaries


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...

Kevin Leo Newton, 56
Kevin Leo Newton, 56, of Zanoni, died April 14, 2020, at his home. A come-and-go visitation was held April 20 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. He was born July 3, 1963, in West Plains, the son of Leo Doin and Annabelle Pendergrass Newton. He grew up in Dora and attended Dora schools...

Max Decker, 90
Max Decker, 90, of Ava, died April 13, 2020, at his home with his loving family by his side. Due to the current health risks of the COVID-19 virus associated with large gatherings, a come-and-go time to pay honor Dr. Decker was held April 16 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava. A public memorial...

Glinnie Heath Murrill, 51
Glinnie Heath Murrill, 51, of Springfield, died April 12, 2020, in Springfield. A private graveside service for immediate family was held in Thornfield Cemetery, where his ashes were interred with those of his son, Nicholas Steven Murrill. He was born Sept. 1, 1968, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of...

Donnie Brightwell, 81
Donnie Brightwell, 81, of Protem, died April 23, 2020, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  He was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Kissee Mills, the son of Urey and Eastle Clarkson Brightwell. He was a lifelong resident of Taney County. On March 22, 1958, he married Delene...

Thomas James McMillon, 78
Thomas James McMillon, 78, of Theodosia, died April 19, 2020, in Springfield after a brief illness. Due to the current COVID-19 health risks associated with large gatherings, a come-and-go memorial visitation was held April 23 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. He was born Oct. 5, 1941,...
Janice B. Frazier, 86, of Tuscumbia, Missouri, died peacefully at her home on April 7, 2020. A private burial was held in Jackson Cemetery near Ulman.  She was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of George Harold and Katherine Beazell Bird Simkins. She grew up in northwest...

Zerel Mullen, 73
Zerel Dwayne Mullen, 73, of Caulfield, died April 7, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. A private  graveside service was held at Moody Cemetery. He was born March 13, 1947, in Batesville, Arkansas, the son of  Willis G. and Chloe L. Clark Mullen. He attended Bakersfield High School and...

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