Mr. Thomas Eugene Holler

Thomas Eugene Holler SR.

Thomas Eugene Holler Sr. the son of Vertis Lester Holler and Edna Rose Griffin Holler was born November 7, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri and passed away at the Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri on February 22, 2015 after a lengthy illness, making his age 66 years 3 months and 15 days.

He was blessed with 8 children, Thomas Eugene Jr., Timothy, Erica, Mathew, Jonathan, Joshua, Amy and Billy. Thomas lived and worked in the Kansas City area, working at General Motors plant, McDonald’s, and several gas stations. When his health declined he came to live with his daughter Erica in Yukon, Missouri. He was a Kansas City Chief fan and would watch any games he could.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vertis and Edna, son Timothy and granddaughter Destiny.

Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas Holler Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, Erica Franklin and husband Andy of Yukon, Missouri, Matthew Holler of Mountain View, Missouri, Jonathon Holler, Amy Holler,and Billy Holler all of Kansas City, Missouri; his brothers and sisters, Jerry Holler and wife Donna of Kansas City, Missouri, Bobby Holler of Blue Springs, Missouri, Christine Williamson of Lincoln, Missouri and Terry Braley and husband Gerald of Kansas City, Missouri.
Thomas is also survived by several grandchildren and a host of other family members.

Memorial Visitation will be held a Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville Friday, February 27 from 3 Pm to 4 PM. Mr. Holler ashes will interred at a later date under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Mr. Steven Franklin Ethington

Steven Franklin Ethington the son of Edgar A. Ethington and Francis (Phillips) Ethington was born September 16, 1931 in Chandler, Arizona. Steven passed away at his home with his family at his side on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 making his age 83 years 5 months and 3 days.

Steven was united in marriage to Lois Jane Brown on April 14, 1962, to their union three children were born, Glenn Steven, Arthur Lamar, and Tamara Lynn.
He was a active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He serve his country for 24 years in the United States Air Force.
Steven enjoyed farming, gunsmithing, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed traveling, raising his children in Japan and Europe. He enjoyed traveling to China many times during which he fostered many deep relationships.

He is preceded in death by his father Edgar A. Ethington, mother Francis (Phillips) Ethington and son Glenn Steven Ethington.

He is survived by his wife Lois Jane, son Arthur Lamar and wife Christana, daughter Tamara Tucker and husband Richard; 5 grandchildren and 3 grandchildren and a host of other family members.

Graveside services will be held Saturday February 21, 2015 at Midvale Cemetery at 11:00 Am with burial in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Beulah Purcell

Beulah Mae Purcell was born April 8, 1928 at Hartshorn, Missouri, she was the daughter of Burley Steelman and Vena (Sykes) Steelman. She passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Salem Memorial Hospital at the age of 86 years.

Beulah was united in marriage to Vancil Moses Parcell on July 1, 1946. To this union were three children; Clarence, Richard, and Daphine.
Beulah is preceded in death by her parents, Burley and Vena, her husband Vancil, her son Clarence, her daughter Daphine, 2 brothers Billy and Paul Steelman, 2 infant brothers Floyd and Clarence Steelman, and 1 great grandson Travis Watson.

She is survived by one son Richard Purcell of Salem, Missouri, brother Frank Steelman of Hartshorn, Missouri, four granddaughters; Sherri Reichard and husband Bob of Salem, Missouri, Lisa Landrigan of Ozark, Missouri, Amy Rolen and husband Tim of Eminence, Missouri, Sonya Watson and husband Travis of Salem, Missouri, two grandsons; Rick Purcell and wife Rachel of Salem, Missouri and Ryan Purcell and wife Sandy of Salem, Missouri, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, a special daughter-in-law Donna Purcell of Salem, Missouri, a loyal family member Denise Smith of Salem, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Beulah was a member of Shannondale Community Church for many years.
Beulah kept her family entertained with her colorful stories about her childhood. She was very proud of her family and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Fulk officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 3, from 11 Am to 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Akers Cemetery near Akers, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Mrs. Idella Pitts

Funeral Services for Mrs. Idella Pitts, age 95 a resident of Summersville, will be held Saturday, January 31, at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Mrs. Idella Pitts will be 11:00 am until 1 PM Saturday morning, January 31 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery near Summersville

Service are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Mr. Jack Dale Reese

Funeral Services for Jack Dale Reese, age 80 a resident of the Excelsior Springs, Missouri will be held Thursday, January 29, at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Jack Dale Reese will be Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial and Military Honors will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery near Summersville

Service are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Emmett Bradford

George Emmett Bradford, son of George Thomas Bradford and Maudie Belle (Combs) Bradford, was born on November 14, 1923 in Clear Springs, MO, and entered into his Heavenly home, January 25, 2015 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, Missouri making his age of 91 years, 2 months and 11days.
His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him throughout his lifetime and ultimately gave him his Heavenly reward.
Emmett bravely served his country in World War II, serving from 1944 – 1946, and was deployed to the Philippians. He was awarded several Army medals including the “Army of Occupation” and the “Asiatic Pacific Campaign”.
On March 20, 1951 he married Flora Beth Starnes (after 4 flats and hitching a ride to the church) and to this union they welcomed 3 children to the family, daughter, Waneta, and sons, Doyle and James.
He had many jobs through the years that included logging, farming, raising cattle and he also worked at the Rawlings factory, as well as Will McVickers Pallet Company. Emmett was called to preach in 1954 and became an ordained member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1961. He pastored several area churches including Clear Springs, Pine Hill, Arroll, and Oak Side and held numerous revivals across the country. He always accepted the invitation to preach the gospel.
In 1969, Emmett was asked to fill in as pastor at Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church, and preached his first message on March 1, 1969. Several years later he was voted in as pastor, making his pastorate at Midvale a total of 46 years.
Emmett was blessed with a loving family. He helped raise his children with discipline and humility. From the very beginning, he dedicated his children to God and encouraged them to explore the beauty of the gospels, leading his youngest son, James to become a minister.
Emmett is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 64 years, Flora Beth; daughter; Waneta Cooper and husband Calvin; sons; Doyle and wife, Colleen; James and wife, Sherry; 8 grandchildren; Larry Cooper and wife, Reta; Don Cooper, Jeff Cooper and wife, Sandy, Joe Cooper and wife, Rae Ann; Michael Cooper and wife, Jennifer; Kezra Chamberlain and husband Jeff; Amanda Prewett and husband Jamie; James Bradford, Jr. and wife, Lisa; 18 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren, his brother Elmer and wife, Yvonne; and sister May Linderer, brother in law, Arlo Starnes and wife Lois, and sister in law Kay Rice and husband Erwin, a host of nieces and nephews;
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Woodrow and Gene, twin sisters Ella and Ellen; an infant sister, infant granddaughter, infant great granddaughter, a great grandson and twin infant great grandsons.
He is dearly missed by his loved ones, and a devoted church congregation, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:8 states “To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Midvale Church with Rev. James Bradford officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment and Military Honors will be held at Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences May be left at