Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 12:30 at Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating.
Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday May 29th from 11 -12.
Ervin Edward Brown the son of George Washington Brown and Arvilla Edgmond Brown was born August 9, 1939 in Hartshorn, Missouri. He departed this life Wednesday evening, May 22, 2013 at Benchmark Health Care in Festus, Missouri making his age 73
Ervin was united in marriage to Carol Cross Brown in 1962. To their union 1 daughter Cindy was born. He later married Gerry Green in 1977.
He served in the United States Army from December 13, 1962 to December 10, 1964. He served in the Army reserves until 1968.
He received the Lord in his life before his passing. He loved to bowl, and enjoyed country living. He moved to Edgar Spring after his retirement and lived there until a stroke put him in the hospital and nursing center.
Ervin is preceded in death by his wife Gerry Green Brown, his father George Washington Brown, and his mother Arvillia Brown, 2 brothers, Kenneth and Denver Brown, 1 sister Marjorie Heiney, and brother-in-laws, Don Heiney, Aubrey Briggs and Jerry Boland
Surviving are his daughter Cindy Banks and husband Bill and their children Jenna and Cory Banks of Manchester, Missouri, sisters, Thelma Briggs of Hartshorn, Missouri, Fern Boland of St. Louis, Missouri brothers, Earl Brown and wife Beverly of Denver, Colorado, Everett Brown of Bland, Missouri, Norman Brown and wife Ellie of Desoto, Missouri, Lonnie Brown of Cuba, Missouri, Judy Meekins, Stanley Brown and Clifford Brown of Salem, Missouri, and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members.
William Myron Banks was born January 2nd, 1960 at Firmin Desloge Hospital in St Louis, MO to John Houston Banks and to Lillian Lois Hurt Banks Cooley.
He was known to everyone as “Billy”. He grew up in Eminence, MO as did his siblings Gary Banks, Kerry Banks, Brenda Banks, Shane Cooley, Shawn Cooley, and Melinda “Missi” Cooley Nicholson.
Billy attended the Eminence, MO public schools for his education and some of his closest childhood friends included Victor Nonn, Dennis Shedd, and Robert Sutton.
Bill honorably served his country in the United States Army in the late 1970s.
Billy lived in a number of locations during his lifetime, one of which was Malden, MO where he lived with his brothers Gary and Kerry Banks and worked at Pizza Hut which enabled him to buy his Camaro that he loved and was so proud of.
Another place that meant the world to him was Dallas, TX where he met his one and only love Eva Gutierrez Banks and they joined their lives together to raise Joey and Michael Ortega. It was his sons Joey and Michael that brought grandchildren into his world–a constant source of joy to him. No children ever measured up to his Jacob and Joshua.
He introduced his new family to his love for biscuits and gravy and would sing the song he always included with the making of them–”I’m a biscuits and gravy man and come from biscuits and gravy land.” We still smile thinking of that song.
It was his wife Eva that brought him his “man’s best friend”–Tory, his cocker spaniel that soon became inseparable from Billy. He often would say “Give em kisses Tory. Give em kisses.”.
Billy would often bring his new family back to his hometown of Eminence to show them his love for camping and time on the river. Strong connections formed with Eva, the boys and their wives–ties that remains even to this day.
Eventually Billy returned to Shannon County where he loved the sign, “Stay a day or a lifetime”… Billy did stay in Shannon County his entire life ….well at least in his heart. It was here that he enjoyed his ‘ole Army jeep, his mule Clyde, and times at the Lost Four Campground.
In Bill’s final days he became unable to vocalize his love for his hometown, his family, and friends. It was the excitement in his motion or the tears in his eyes that expressed how his heart felt longing to return to all three. That is complete now and Bill is at rest.
So, Billy until we meet by a new river, and in that new homeplace in heaven, we will tell your stories and wait to join you. Meanwhile you enjoy catching up with your sister Brenda, your grandpa and grandma Hurt, and the many others you have missed.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Charles Younger officiating. Interment will be in New Eminence Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until service time at 11 AM on Tuesday.
Thelma Marie Pittman the daughter of James Oscar Sykes and Gladys (Steelman) Sykes was born on January 18, 1926 at Round Springs, Missouri, and passed away at Mountain View, Missouri, Friday, April 26, 2013 making her age 87 years, 3 months and 8 days.
She was united in marriage to William (Bill) Roy Pittman on January 18, 1947 at St. Louis, Missouri. To their union three children were born, Barbara, James, “Ricky” and Michael.
Thelma was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Summersville for many years. She showed her love for God through her faith and her kindness to all she met.
Thelma received her teaching degree at the Teachers College in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She taught at Round Springs and Round Valley Grade Schools. She also worked at Sunshine Bakery in St. Louis making crackers and cookies. For many years she worked at Young’s Café in Summersville. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune with her sister-in-law Evelyn.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Gladys Sykes, husband Bill Pittman, 4 sisters, Ethel, Ileda, Alta Hogan and Bertha Ray; 2 brothers, Thurman Sykes and Raymond Sykes; and 1 great grandson Zachary Mortensen.
She is survived by one daughter Barbara Frans and husband Larry of House Springs, Missouri, 2 sons, Rick Pittman and wife Marie of Drasco, Arkansas; Michael Pittman and wife Geraldine of Mountain View, Missouri; 1 brother Leroy Sykes and wife Aline of Hillsboro, Missouri; 4 sisters, Myrtle Young and husband Dean of Summersville, Missouri, Juanita Orchard and husband Rich of Hillsboro, Missouri, Evelyn Alton and husband Bill of Summersville, Missouri, Mildred Pyatt and husband Willard of Salem, Missouri; Ruby Bradway of Summersville, Missouri; sister-in-law Evelyn Sykes of Summersville, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Larry Frans Jr and wife Jamie of Mansfield, Texas, Jeffery Frans and wife April of Fort Polk, Louisiana, Bethany Mortensen and husband Rick of Fenton, Missouri, Kevin Smotherman and wife Amy of Mountain View, Missouri; 10 great grandchildren, Jack and Lilly Frans, Kathy, Owen and Jack Frans, Avin, Zelia, and Zomora Mortensen, Ashley and Ashur Smotherman; and a host of many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In lieu of flower memorial may be made to Summersville Senior Housing or to the Summersville Assembly of God Church.
Visitation will be held Monday evening April 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Ben Lankford officiating. Interment was in bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Frank Anthony Lampone the son of Andrew Lampone and Pauline (Cannizzaro) Lampone was born November 8th, 1935 at Passaic, New Jersey and passed away at his home in Hartshorn, Missouri, Thursday, April 11, 2013; making his age 77 years 5 months and 3 days.
Frank was united into marriage to Carol Zeumer for 55 wonderful years. To their union three children were born, Frank Jr., Steven Sr., and Lee Carol Paxton.
Frank was a member of the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church and the National Fraternal of Police Lodge of Lakeland, Florida. He was a retired Colonel from Polk Correctional Institution in Florida.
Frank served our country during the Korean War as a member of the Army.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and shared the love of the sport with his children and grandchildren. To Frank, family was the most important thing in life. He lovingly raised his own children, and took part in the lives of many other children, who needed love and support. Frank and Carol’s home was always opened to anyone who needed a safe harbor.
Preceding in death are his father Andrew Lampone, and his mother Pauline Lampone.
He is survived by his wife Carol of the home, two sons, Frank Lampone Jr. and wife Krista, Steven Lampone Sr., and daughter Lee Carol Paxton and husband James, his grandchildren, Vincent Lampone and Steven Lampone Jr., Stacy Nicole Rodgers and husband Ronald, Tylor and Shelby Paxton, and great grandchildren, Marjorie, Skye, Dakota, Phoenix, Austin and Cameron.
Funeral Services were Saturday, April 13th , 2013 at 12:00 Pm at the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating.
Burial and Military honors will be held at Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneral home.net
Sheila Kay Barr, the daughter of Winford Dale Jordan Sr. and Patsy Marie (McGuire) Jordan. She was born January 31, 1963 at St. Louis, MO and passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 5th, 2013; making her age 50 year 2 months and 4 days.
She was blessed with one son, Ricky. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Jacey & Landon. Her world revolved around her son and grandchildren.
Sheila, also enjoyed camping , floating and spending time at the river. She found peace while on the water.
She loved attending Faith Fellowship in Houston, where she enjoyed the music and fellowship.
She loved spending time with family and friends. Sheila also loved her dog, baby. Baby was very protective of her.
Preceding in death are her Mother, Patsy and two sisters; Donna & Jennie.
She is survived by her Father, Winford Dale Jordan SR of Success, Missouri and her son Ricky Lindemann and fiancé’ Julia, and two grandchildren; Jacey & Landon all of Troy, MO. She is also survived by her brothers & sisters; Dale Jordan JR of Bucyrus , MO. Patty & Joe Schmidt of Bucyrus, MO. Perry Jordan SR & Pam of Hartshorn, MO. Fred & Sherry Jordan of Clarksburg, MO and Christie Koch & Tony of Bucyrus, MO.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 2:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville. Visitation will be Monday evening April 8th, at Bradford Funeral Home. The Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Pm. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneral home.net
Mavis Irene Cook the daughter of Walter F. Sanders and Gladys (Younger) Sanders was born at Alley Springs, Missouri October 17, 1939, and went to her Heavenly home Wednesday night, April 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness making her age 73 years 5 months 16 days.
Mavis was united in marriage to John Charles, to their union one daughter Sharon was born. After his death Mavis married Bill D. Cook, September 16, 1983.
She was a previous member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Eminence, Missouri. She was baptized by Rev. Bud Younger while attending there. She enjoyed big family gatherings, laughter with friends, gospel music and attending church services. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding Mavis in death are her parents, Walter and Gladys, brother Donald Sanders in 1979.
Surviving are her husband Bill Cook of Herber Springs, Arkansas, daughter Sharon and husband Darius Cooper of Henderson, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Adrian Cooper and wife Shannon of Belleville, Illinois and Brandon Cooper of Mountain Home, Arkansas, brothers, Clinton Sanders and wife Lois of Birch Tree, Missouri, Denny Sanders and wife Judy of Jonesburg, Missouri; Kenny Sanders of Eminence, Missouri; sisters, Ilene Cooper of Steelville, Missouri, Madrene Pulliam and husband Gene of Birch Tree, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Countyline Pentecostal Church in Birch Tree, Missouri with Rev. David Lloyd officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 6th, the family will receive friends from 1 PM to service time at 2 PM at the Countyline Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Birch Tree, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Naomi Marie (Volner) Perkins the daughter of Harvey Volner and Delcie (Skaggs) Volner was born September 28, 1952 at Burlington Junction, Missouri. She entered into Heaven, Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home in Mountain View, Missouri surrounded by her family, making her age 60 years 6 months and 1 day.
Naomi was a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister. She spent many hours reading her Bible. She loved attending prayer meetings with her family and friends. During her illness God gave her strength and peace to endure the suffering. She loved spending time with family especially her grandchildren. She spent many hours sewing for her family.
Naomi is preceded in death by her son Allen Perkins, father Harvey Volner, mother Delcie Volner, two brothers, Dearl Volner and Carl Volner, and sister Lily Mae Volner.
Those left to mourn Naomi’s passing are her children, Deana Perkins, Roger Perkins and wife Brandi, Pamela (Perkins) Bales and husband Micky, Angela (Perkins) Cook and husband Landon, and honorary daughter Katherine Ford and husband Kenny, grandchildren, Brandon Campbell, Jared Campbell, Charlie Ford, Chad Campbell, Lynnett Hawkins, Destiny Morgan, Quintien, Keetien, Bryleigh and Bryleigh Perkins, Hailey, Sophia and Emma cook, Miranda, Abbigail and Elijah Bales and great grandson, Zander Theimer.
Naomi is also survived by 7 brothers, Bob Volner and wife Linda, Roy Volner, Bill Volner, Jessie Volner and wife Brenda, Lynn Volner and wife Kay, Hubert Volner, and Eddie Volner, 6 sisters, Ruth Foster and husband Jerry, Judy Richmond and husband Bill, Faye Parsons and husband Pete, Reta Young, Irene Stallsworth and husband Clifford, Pat Stallsworth and husband Donald.
Funeral Services: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 11 :00Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Solomon and Rev. Theoata Pruett officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Visitation will be Monday evening, April 1st from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville, Missouri with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Visitation will be Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 2 PM at Bradford Chapel
Albert Leroy Conner was born March 17, 1944 in Summersville, Missouri to the late Alfonso Conner and Maudie Elizabeth (Cooper ) Conner. He passed away at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri March 26, 2013 at the age of 69 years and 9 days.
He was united in marriage to Goldie Bettis, August 24, 1964 and to their union two children were born.
He is survived by two children, Tammy (Conner) Thomas and husband Bruce of Eminence, Missouri and Alberta (Conner) Pummill and husband Sam of Summersville, Missouri, one brother Truman Conner and wife Shirley of Eminence, Missouri, two sisters, Dorothy Conner of Summersville, Missouri and Joyce Grammer and husband Willie of Georgia, four grandchildren, Kala Thomas and Kenny Thomas, of Eminence, Missouri, Emily Pummill and Gabriel Pummill of Summersville, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Albert worked several different jobs, but enjoyed working in timber the best. He loved the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing, but what he loved most was listening to his hounds run. Albert enjoyed hauling scrap and drinking coffee with special friend Jackie Brown.
He accepted the Lord as his Savior. He will be forever missed and never forgotten, our loss is surely eternal gain.
John Paul Davis the son of Horton B. Davis and Clarice Ann (Summers) Davis was born August 7, 1945 at St. Louis, Missouri and went to his Heavenly home Friday, March 22, 2013, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri making his age 67 years.
John was married to Marla K. Denton and to their union three children were born, Christina, Kimberly and Greg. After their divorce he then met his lifetime companion of ten years, Carolyn Alton. He then became dad to Carolyn’s children, Lance, Jeff, DD and Carlian.
John accepted Christ at an early age. He and Carolyn attended Midvale Church.
He worked at Akers Canoe Rental and Windy’s Canoe Rental for over 30 plus years. He operated the family farm near Summersville.
He attended and graduated from Summersville Schools in 1963. He spent many years on the river banks of Current River hunting, fishing, and telling tall tales to his many friends. He loved to visit with everyone and never met a stranger. He loved being Grandpa and Poppa John to Marquee, Tabby, Sam, Isaiah, Zach and Little Roger, Dylan, Dakota, Kadence and Tyler.
John is preceded in death by his father Horton and mother Ann, his step-father Ecil Scott.
Those left to mourn his passing are his lifetime companion Carolyn Alton of the home in Summersville, his three children, Christina Pruett and husband Raymond of Summersville, Missouri, Kim Woodson of St. James, Missouri, Greg Davis of Summersville, Missouri, Lance Alton, Jeff Alton and DD Cooper and husband Daniel all of the Mountain View area, and Carlian Robinson and husband Shawn of Summersville, Missouri; grandchildren, Marquee, Tabitha and Sam House all of Summersville, Isaiah and Zach Woodson of St. James, Missouri, great grandson Roger and soon to be born baby Farah, one sister Sharon Davis and husband Ron, 2 nieces, Kerri Hills and husband Donald and their three daughters Mallory, Cassidy, and Natalie,, and Rebecca Boom. He is also survived by Carolyn’s mother Oleta Watson. John will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Service: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 Am at Midvale Church with Rev’s. Emmett Bradford, James Bradford and Steve Steelman. Interment in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Services will be held at Summersville First Christian Church, visitation will be Monday, March 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 and the funeral will be Tuesday March 26th at 11:00 under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. There will be no graveside services. A dinner will be held for family following the funeral service.
“Butch” Lewis Vernon Robison Jr., 62 of Summersville, Missouri, went to be with his Lord and Savior March 17th, 2013 at his home, in the arms of his loving wife.
Butch was married to Debbie Robison (Peacock) July 23rd, 2004. They were married 8 wonderful years.
Butch worked for Roadway Express for 30 years until retiring to Shannon County. He enjoyed spending his time watching Alabama football, canoeing, or being around friends and family. He was a loving servant for his Lord within his church home and his community. Never met a stranger and was quick to lend a helping hand. He recently had been ordained a deacon.
Butch is survived by his wife, Debbie Robison, daughter Christel Ice and her husband Travis, mother Joy Robison, sisters, Wanda Scates and her husband Paul, Constance Hudson and her husband Rick, Love Kingsbury, Christine Kingsbury and brother Scott Kingsbury, step-children, Chris Harris and his wife Dana, Jason Harris and his wife Laura, and Bradley Harris and his wife Denise, grandchildren, Parker, Laney, Olivia, Chase, Ara and Elias, nieces and nephews, Ronnie Rue, Kanarack, Morgan, Sam and Rollie, several loving uncles, aunts and cousins.
Butch was proceeded in death by his father, “Snowball” Lewis Vernon Robison Sr., his loving step father, Ronald Kingsbury, and his son, John Robison and Debbie’s son Joseph.
Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, March 17, from 5:30 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home
Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Kenneth Leon Enloe, born May 6, 1951 in Hartshorn, Missouri, son of James Enloe and Alta Sykes and beloved husband of Adell (Aynes) Enloe, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 5, 2013 after a year long battle with cancer, making his age 61 years, 9 months and 29 days.
Kenny was united in marriage to Adell on July 10, 1968 making their blessed journey together 44 years, 8 months. Into their union two daughters were born. Anglea Jean and Tessie Lea for whom Kenny made undying sacrifices to ensure their future be one that was better than his.
Kenny was preceded in death by his mother Alta Sykes Hogan, father James Enloe, and dad William Hogan, brother Bill Hogan and nephew Jason Shoults.
To mourn his passing he leaves his loving wife Adell, two daughters, Angela and husband Rick Arnall, Tessie and husband Don Bowmaker, five grandchildren, Zachery, Austin, Chelsea, Daylon, and Braydon; five siblings, Shirley Tabor and husband Carl, Wilman Starks and husband Roger, Brenda Shelton, Beverly Barton, Dennis Hogan and a multitude of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Kenny spent his early years in Iowa where he met Adell and brought Angela and Tessie into the world. In 1971 Kenny moved his family to Hartshorn, Missouri and resided there until his death.
Kenny enjoyed many things in his life including being a Master Mason, golfing, hunting, and mostly spending time with his family. Kenny retired from the Summersville School District as the Transportation Director in 2012.
Kenny was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. His absence will forever be felt in the hearts of those he met and loved him. In his passing we picture Kenny sitting on a bench in Heaven swapping stories about 4-wheelers and hunting with Jason. May he watch over and protect us with his loving hands in Heaven just as he did on this earth.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Evening from 4 to 7 Pm. Masonic service will begin at 7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Friday, at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be sent in Kenny’s name to Livestrong Foundation or American Cancer Society, and may be left at Bradford Funeral Home.
Meril Dean Terrill, born March 10, 1930 in Hunter, Missouri, son of Earnest and Ellen Terrill; beloved husband of the late Betty Joyce (Smith) Terrill, peacefully left this mortal life surrounded by his devoted family Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Meril was an army veteran of the Korean War and lived in Valley Park, Missouri since 1961.
Surviving are Meril’s six children: daughter Pam Lay and husband Dave of Plano, Texas; daughter Terri Trower and husband Dan of Valley Park; son Meril Jr. and wife Chris of Pacific, Missouri, daughter Della Moon and husband Doug of Valley Park; son Jeff and wife Lyn of Eureka, Missouri, and son Todd of Valley Park.
Meril was a devoted grandparent to eight grandchildren: Steve Lay and wife Jamie of Austin, Texas; Patrick Queen and wife Mindy of Ballwin, Missouri; Greg Lay of Fort Worth, Texas; Justin Moon and wife Angie of Festus, Missouri; Bonnie Moon of Fenton, Missouri; Matthew Terrill of Pacific, Missouri; Ryan Moon and Andrew Moon of Valley Park. His precious great grandchildren are Lincoln and Anabelle. Also to mourn his passing is a sister, Virgie Hodge.
Meril spent his early years near Summersville, Missouri. It was here he met Betty, and they were married 45 loving years. He spent many years in local volunteer work. Meril’s kind and generous spirit will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. We will miss you, Pop.
Preceding Meril in death are his parents, Ernest and Ellen Terrill, his beloved wife Betty, brothers, Emil, Roy, Virgil, Robert, and Eugene, Norman, two infant sisters.
Graveside services and Military Honors will be at Summersville City Cemetery in Summersville, Missouri on Monday, March 4th, at 11:00 AM. Under the care of Bradford’s Summersville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimers’s Association or the Humane Society of St. Louis. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Herbert Virgil Tuttle, was born August 21, 1938 near Summersville, Missouri in Shannon County to Gloster and Alice (Cooper) Tuttle. He passed away in his home Monday evening, February 25, 2013, from a terminal illness, making his age 74 years 6 months and 4 days.
He was united in marriage to Alta Leona Plowman, February 12, 1958 making their union 42 years before Alta’s death. To their union two sons were born, Allen Blaine and Johnny Gale. Alta brought to her marriage two children, Randy Leon and Ronnie Leroy. Herb became dad to four boys, teaching them how to work in the timber, hunting and fishing. He was faithful to attend church with them.
Herb became a Christian when he was around 9 years old. He was also active in music and signing. He also taught and preached the word of God in many churches in his later years. He saw many healing’s and miracles done by the power of God. He gave God all the Glory through Jesus Christ, who was always first place in his life.
He owned and operated a long term logging business and cut timber in several states.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955. After boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Knudson Destroyer off the West Coast .
On January 6, 2001, he married Vera Fay Durham. They were married for 12 years, and together they did a lot of Evangelistic Work. They also worked in the Music Ministry which was all gospel music, they sang in Houston House Nursing Home and also Licking Bridge Builders Senior Center.
Herb was very happy when he was ask to preach the word of God. He also was a prayer warrior. He prayed for everyone he knew every morning before having breakfast.
Herb is preceded in death by his wife Alta; son Allen Tuttle, his mother and father Gloster and Alice Tuttle, two sisters, Selma Tuttle and Daisy Kirkman, and a dear brother Everett Tuttle.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Vera Tuttle of the home in Birch Tree, Missouri; son Randy Plowman and wife Carolyn of Summersville, Missouri, Ronnie Plowman and wife Venita of Bunker, Missouri, son Johnnie Tuttle and wife Regina of New Bloomfield, Missouri, daughter-in-law Rose Tuttle of Summersville, Missouri; grandchildren, Emily, Heather, Matthew, Josh, Dusty, Brittany, and Brooke, great grandchildren, Tabitha, Lacey, and Brett; two sisters, Lillian Terrill, Betty Terrill and husband Junior, many other relatives, a host of friends and loved ones. Herb said he plans to meet all them in again in Heaven.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Midvale Church near Summersville with Rev. Randy Scheets and Rev. Pat Cronk officiating. Interment will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. In lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Community Hospices of American Foundation and my be left at Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation: Saturday, Evening February 23, 2013 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM.
Funeral Services: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Bonnie Malinda Plowman (Linda) was born July 28, 1924 in Shannon County, Missouri to Lewis Joseph Duncan and Bessie Jane Plowman Duncan. On Thursday evening, February 21, 2013 she left her earthly home to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior, making her age 88 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Linda was united in marriage to Sylvan Moses July 18, 1943. To their union two children were born, Jerry Dorvan and Marylyn Kay. She later married Kenneth Plowman, June 30, 1955.
Linda was an active and faithful member of the Summersville First Baptist Church in Summersville. She was a dedicated member of the Summersville Axillary Post 7222, and was willing to help in anyway possible until her health failed.
September 2008 she moved from Summersville to Houston, to be near her daughter Marylyn Kay and granddaughter Malinda.
Preceding her in death are her husband Kenneth, infant son Jerry Dorvan Moses, two great grandchildren, Kaylee Turnia, and Kenny Guinn, parents, Lewis and Bessie Duncan, 6 sisters, Maude, Nancy, Lillian, Jane, Marie and Alice, 3 brothers, Lewis, Leonard and Bill Duncan.
Surviving are her daughter Marylyn Kay Douglas, two grandchildren, Anthony Turina, and Malinda Jacobs, two great grandchildren, Erik Warren and Kyle Jacobs. Linda is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Miriam Law Brewer daughter of Louis Anson Law and Pearl Mae Knapp Law was born March 16, 1921 at Muscatine, Iowa. She passed away at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Tuesday evening, February 19, 2013 making her age 91 years. 11 months and 2 days.
Miriam was united in marriage to Harold “Chubby” Burdell Brewer at Woodstock, Illinois. To their union 4 children were born, Charlotte, Carlie, Chip, and Chuck.
She retired from Woodstock Die Casting Company, where she was a union steward and a inspector.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Summersville where she served as pianist for 15 years. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, and staying in touch with family and friends.
Miriam is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Pearl, husband Chubby, three brothers, two sisters, and three grandsons.
Surviving are her sisters, Marie Henley of Seymour, Missouri, and Betty Jones of Farmington, West Virginia, daughters, Charlotte (Richard) Siedsma of Summersville, Missouri, and Carlie (John) Choyinski of Johnsburg, Illinois, sons, Chip (Linda) Brewer of Eminence, Missouri and Chuck Brewer of Symrna, Florida, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and a very special family friend Barbara (Andy) Rasmussen of Woodstock, Illinois.
Memorial services: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with visitation from 10 to 11Am on Monday.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Miriam memory may be made to the Summersville Mill or the Heartland Mission Team. Memorials may be left at Bradford Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at Bradfordfuneralhome.net
Robert Richardson the son of Norman Preston Richardson and Grace Marie Hicks Richardson was born June 16, 1938 in Shannon County, Missouri and passed way Thursday, January 31, 2013 making his age 74 years.
Robert was united in marriage to Kay Norris, April 25, 1964. To their union 2 sons were born, Mark Robert and George Preston.
He was active in the Summersville Community, currently serving as a Summersville Alderman, as Vice President of the Community Center, and as a member of the Revitalization and Action Board of Summersville (RABS). Robert enjoyed helping at the Summersville Senior Center. He was active in the Community, willing to volunteer on whatever project that was needed.
He served in the United States Army, from Oct 1961 to Oct 1963.
He enjoyed hunting with his sons, Mark and George, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He could often be found fishing, cutting wood, doing volunteer work, and helping others.
Preceding Robert in death are his parents, Norman and Grace Richardson, Frank Lutes and Stanley Lutes.
Surviving are his wife Kay Richardson of the home, sons, Mark Richardson and wife Teresa of Summersville, Missouri, George Richardson and wife Georgeana of Springfield, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, Christopher, Robert, Kelsey, Kyle and Charlie, 4 great grandchildren, Issac, Arla, Luna and Dameon. Robert is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Verlin Richardson, Virginia Holden and husband Ivan, Pauline Pitts, Burlidean Burch and husband Jerry, Dale Richardson and wife Cheryl, Dora Mae Rice and husband Frank, Darrell Richardson, David Richardson and wife Barbara, Roy Richardson and wife Carol, and Rita Adkins and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 4, 2013 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment and Military Rites will be held at Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 Am; at Eunice Baptist Church with Interment in Friendship Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.
Opal Ruth Lee the daughter of Arthur Coleman DeWitt and Alice Mae Prince was born on February 10, 1926 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away on January 10, 2013 at Salem, Missouri make her age 86 years and 11 months.
Ruth was united in marriage to Leon Emerson Lee on May 20, 1943 in Houston, Missouri. To their union 13 children were born.
Ruth was a member of the Eunice Baptist Church and was faithful in attending until her health and Leon’s health made it difficult to attend. Ruth enjoyed listening to Leon play the guitar, spending time with her family, playing dice and card games and camping/traveling (until her health no longer permitted her to). Ruth loved living in the county and loved her dog “Peaches”.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Leon Lee, her children Betty Jane, Freddie Dean and Bobby Lee, 13 brother’s and sister’s, her parents Arthur DeWitt and Alice Prince, several son’s and daughter-in-law’s, several grandchildren and one sister-in law Annabelle Lee.
Ruth is survived by her children Carol Ann Roe and husband Butch of Fitch, Texas; Barbara Ann Ford and husband Everett of Salem, Mo; Danny Lee and Lisa Richardson of Mt. View, Mo; Patsy Louise Hebert and husband Lenny of Summersville, Mo; Donna Ruth Heavin of Mt. View, Mo; Leroy Elvis Lee and fiancé Betty Gage of Ottawa, Kansas; Karen Sue Shroup and husband Joe of Licking, Mo; David Glen Lee of Salem, Mo; and Theresa Lynn Villarreal of Houston, Mo; Brandon Lee and wife Stephanie of Houston, Mo, 43 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 29 great, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ruby Lea Williams Bell the daughter of William David ‘Bill’ Williams and Edna Marie Harris Williams was born July 9,1934 in Summersville, MO and left this earth on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the age of 78 years.
Ruby was united in marriage to Charles Edmond Bell on June 1, 1952 . Making their union together 54 years. To their union they were blessed with 8 children; Randy Charles, Daryl Dwayne, Michael Allen, Brenda Sue, Lisa Lynn, Karen Ann, infant daughter and infant son, both deceased at birth.
She was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Summersville and loved helping with crafts and working with children at vacation bible school each summer. She worked as a clerical assistant and in manufacturing for most of her adult life.
Ruby loved to cook, sew and make handmade crafts for her family and friends. She loved the holidays and having the time to spend with her family.
Preceding Ruby in death are her husband Charles, her parents, one brother David Williams, infant daughter and infant son, one Granddaughter, Natasha Bell, one Daughter-in-law, Carol (Rightnowar) Bell.
Surviving Ruby are her children; Randy and wife Marilyn of Monett, MO; Daryl of Summersville, MO; Mike and wife Laura of Summersville, MO; Brenda and husband Clinton Ball of Mountain View, MO; Lisa and husband Ronnie Armstrong of Summersville, MO; Karen and husband Ronnie Holloway of Winona, MO; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:00pm at Faith Baptist Church in Summersville with Reverend Rick Spacek officiating. Interment at Bethel Cemetery Summersville under the care of direction of Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation for Mrs. Ruby Lea (Williams) Bell will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, at Faith Baptist Church near Summersville at 1:00 PM with Rev. Richard Spacek officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Louise Keeling the daughter of Clarence Shockley and Leona (Patterson) Shockley was born November 8, 1930 at Boyds Creek, Missouri. Louise passed away at her home in Flat Woods on Saturday morning, December 1, 2012 making her age 82 years and 23 days.
Louise was united in marriage to Radford Keeling November 25, 1949 in Salem, Arkansas. To their union 5 children were born, Larry, Linda, Judy, Sandra and Stanley.
Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Leona Shockley, son Stanley, Radford, her husband of 52 years, 2 brothers, Wilbert and Jack Shockley, and nephew Danny Shockley. Louise is also preceded by several beloved brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law.
She is survived by her son Larry and wife Sue Keeling of Eminence, her daughters, Linda and husband Ray Ross, Judy and husband Larry Greear, Sandra and husband Charlie Byse, all of the Summersville area, 8 grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Jeannine, Jodie, Amanda, Lacy, Danielle, and Sarah; 11 great grandchildren, Kasey, Chayton, Katie, Garrin, Riley, Justin, Lanie, Colton, Trevor, Brody, and Emrie, brother-in-law Roland Keeling, sisters-in-law Nadine Shockley and Eileen Keeling and nephew Richard Shockley, many other beloved family members and friends.
Louise was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Summersville, Missouri.
Her given name was Wanda Louise, but she shortened it to Louise. She loved to spend her free time watching humming birds, listening to the call of whippoorwills, watching and listening to the martin birds and watching the wild life around her home. She spent many evenings reading the Bible, and crocheting. Each of her children and grandchildren cherish the special quilts she lovingly hand pieced and quilted for just them. She dearly loved to have her grandchildren and great grandchildren to visit.
Louise spent her adult life caring for others. Their son, Stanley for 18 years, her parents, when their health failed and her husband, Radford through his battle of cancer. She was known for her quick wit, ready for a good laugh and always ready to help anyone when she could. She will be missed by her family, many friends and all that knew her.
Funeral Services: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Brother Tom Dennis officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening, from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneral home.net