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Barbara Jean Ross, 67
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Ross, 67, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 29, 2017, at Ball Church of Christ in Dora with David Shipley officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the church. Ms. Ross died Nov. 24 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  She was born...

This photo shows the Ozark County Courthouse that burned in 1934, as reported in the Times Past item below. The building, completed in 1874, was said to have been “built of wood from the county’s pineries.” After the courthouse was destroyed by fire on Nov. 28, 1934, the county court purchased the Christian Church building – a small portion of which can be seen on the left edge of the photo. The congregation was moving out of the building, which was located on the east side of the square near the present site of Park Place Realty. After that former church building also burned in 1947, county offices operated out of several rental quarters on the square until the current building was completed in 1939, costing $43,000 – paid for by a county bond issue and a 55 percent matching grant from the Federal Works Project Administration.
Ozark County Times Dec. 2, 1910 On account of there being so many post office names so nearly like Benners in the state, and the mail so often is miss sent, the name of Benners, 4 miles northwest of Thorn-field, has been changed to Toledo.  Dimock – Taylor Luna, who has been teaching the New Hope...

This photo of Dr. W. T. “Willy” Wiles is from an unidentified and undated newspaper clipping posted on the Bakersfield School Alumni Facebook page. A 1901 Ozark County Times item (below) shares a Bakersfield report that Wiles had left for Memphis to attend medical school. The caption accompanying the newspaper photo, obviously published some years later, said Dr. Wiles was “one of four physicians who practiced in the Bakersfield area in the early part of this century. They all would make area house calls day or night on horseback or in a horse-drawn buggy. Wiles, who died in 1961, was Mrs. Swain’s brother and the uncle of Dr. Jack Wiles of West Plains.”
Ozark County Times Nov. 15, 1901 Bakersfield – W. T. Wiles departed Sunday to attend medical college in Memphis, Tenn.     Nov. 27, 1908 Dora – Mrs. Tilda Bennett, wife of Jim Bennett, died at their home just south of Dora last Tuesday night. She was interred in the Sweeton cemetery Thursday at...
Elmer “Curly” and Betty Roberson of Theodosia will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Dec. 11, 2017, during a Thanksgiving gathering with their family. Elmer grew up in Bible Grove, Illinois, and met his future wife when she was 13 and served him a chocolate milkshake while working at the...
Justin and Andrea Turner of Caulfield are the parents of a baby girl, Scarlett Ruby, born Nov. 3, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long.  Her grandparents are Ronald and Pamela Johnson of West Plains, and John and Karla Turner...
Helen Jean Knox, 87, of Theodosia, died Nov. 11, 2017, at the Gainesville Health Care Center. No local services are planned at this time.  She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Bohumil Edward and Agnes Beth ( Cafourek) Bouda. On Dec. 25, 1976, in McAllen, Texas, she married...
Steven Allen Helmer, 66, of Gainesville, died Nov. 15, 2017, at his residence. No services are planned at this time. He was born Sept. 14, 1951, in Watertown, New York, the son of Elson Edward and Mary Pringle Helmer. Mr. Helmer worked at New York Air Brake Company for 20 years. He was also a...
A memorial service for William Richard Osborn, 95, of Dora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 22, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 1 p.m to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.  Mr. Osborn died Nov. 16. He was born May 21, 1922, in Marion County...
Graveside memorial services for Evelina “Evy” Hogue, 62, of Wasola, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Jackson Ceme-tery near Romance. Mrs. Hogue died Nov. 19 at her home surrounded by loved ones.  She was born March 10, 1955, in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Royce and Evelyn...

Stephen ‘Steve’ Berger, 69
Inurnment with full military honors of the cremains of Stephen Wilbert “Steve” Berger 69, of Theodosia, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2107, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County. Mr. Berger died Nov. 8 in Branson. He was born Nov. 11, 1947, in St. Louis, the son...

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