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