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Funeral services for Gloria Jean Black, 71, of Ava, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, March 21, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Victor Williams officiating. Mrs. Black died March 16 at her home.She was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Leslie Paul and Willie...
Funeral services for Earlene Linnie Looney Crisp, 97, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Crisp died March 19 at Gainesville...
Funeral services for George Alvie Twitty, 86, of Wasola, were held March 17, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Pastor Maxine Lund officiating. Mr. Twitty died March 13 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Wasola, the son of Oliver...
Funeral services for Dale Walter Beardshear, 97, of Gainesville, were held March 15, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Brother Joby Steele officiating. Mr. Beardshear died March 12 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.He was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Homer, Nebraska, the son of Harvey...

This photo, showing an Ozark County dinner on the grounds enjoyed by the Mahan and Friend families at Theodosia, is from the collection of Linda Holmes Lamphear and her daughter, Kim Ledbetter. The date is unknown, but it’s thought to have been taken in the late 1940s at the home of Silas and Emma Mahan Weston. Silas built the house in the background, Linda said. Emma is the white-haired woman standing at left. Linda believes the occasion may have been the birthday of one of her great-grandmother Mary Friend Mahan’s brothers.
Ozark County NewsMarch 22, 1894Albert Thompson Post No. 275, G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic] met last Saturday and elected the following officers for the year: W. A. Love Com-mander; R. S. Small S. V.; B. F. Sweckard J. V.; Wm. Comer Quartermaster; J. A. Bingaman Adjutant; J. E. Wood Officer...
Nancy Jane Fry, 79, of West Plains, formerly of Gainesville, died March 9, 2018, at the Brooke Haven Healthcare Center in West Plains. No local services are planned at this time.She was born April 4, 1938, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude Peters Parmale.She loved playing...
Funeral services for Jonnie Jo Bradshaw Skinner Braden, 82, of Kissee Mills, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, March 14, 2018, at Whelchel Grace Funeral Home in Forsyth. Mrs. Braden died March 9 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.She was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Carroll County, the daughter...
Funeral services for Betty Louise Southards, 85, of Sycamore, were held March 10, 2018, at Needmore Church of God south of Dora. Mrs. Southards died March 5.She was born April 13, 1932, the youngest child of Norton and Christena Pease. Raised during the Depression on the family farm near Dora, she...

Lura Hambelton happily greeted family and long-time friends at the March 4 celebration of her 92nd birthday. She expressed thanks to each person who came to her party, as well as those who sent birthday greetings. Lura Faye (as many people know her) beamed as she reported that she had received 76 beautiful birthday cards. She said she has spent hours reading and rereading them, enjoying each card and the words written in it. Her family also expressed its gratitude to those who helped Lura feel special and loved on her 92nd birthday.  

This photo of Gainesville Livestock Auction is taken from an ad in a mid-1960s Bulldogger yearbook published by Gainesville High School. The advertisement said the sale barn, owned by T. D. Crawford, held sales every Wednesday. The building was located next to Lick Creek on the east side of Highway 160 in Gainesville, roughly across from what is now the MFA Oil building on Third Street. It closed in March 1971 after the state bought the land for right of way to build the current Highway 160. A Times article reported, as the building was being demolished, that its arena had seating for 250 buyers and its stock pens could hold 1,500 head of cattle or other livestock. The sale barn’s annual total sales averaged 30,000 head, the article reported.
Ozark County TimesMarch 1, 1905 Tecumseh – Ruben Dean passed by Monday with a new wagon which he purchased in Gainesville. March 15, 1918 Wm. Warren has rented the Central Hotel to S. F. Amyx, who took possession Monday. Mr. Warren moved back to his farm near Lawndale.  Sharp – Quite a few of our...

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