Mrs. Debbie McVicker

Deborah Elizabeth (Shaw) McVicker, the daughter of Chester (Chet) Hayes Shaw and Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Shaw was born in Murray, Kentucky on December 31, 1954. Debbie passed away at her home on Thursday morning, September 25, 2014 making her age 59 years, 8 months and 24 days.
Debbie was united in marriage to Billy Ray McVicker on July 19, 1980 making their union together 34 years. They were blessed with three sons, Nathan, Matthew and Adam.
Debbie graduated from Summersville R II Schools in 1973. She professed her faith at a young age and was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Summersville with Pastor William F. Carter. She was a faithful member of the Community Bible Study where she was the director of the children’s activities. She loved her children at the Community Bible Study. She made many friends, enjoyed the women’s retreat and being in fellowship with other Christians. Debbie loved her family and especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren. They were the delight of her life.
Debbie is preceded in death by her infant son Nathan Shaw McVicker, her parents Chet and Betty Shaw and her father-in-law William (Will) McVicker.
She is survived by her husband Billy McVicker of the home, son Matthew and wife Falisha of Summersville, Missouri, son Adam and wife Kim of Mountain View, Missouri, grandchildren Abagail, Callie, Devon, Addily and Gunner. Debbie was very excited about the grandchild who will arrive in March of 2015. She is also survived by four sisters, Wanda Cooley and husband Pug of Mountain View, Missouri, Donna Franklin and husband Mike of Sedalia, Missouri, Cheta Currence and husband Don of Ozark, Missouri, Alesia Talley and husband Chuck of Springfield, Missouri, her mother-in-law Lura (Tootsie) McVicker of Pine Crest, Missouri and many extended family members.
Debbie was a kind and gentle soul who was good to everyone around her and she will be truly missed by those who loved her.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, Missouri with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Oakside Cemetery.

Mr. James Albert Smith

Loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away September 18, 2014 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri.

The son of Ray Smith and Sarah Ellen Pittman, was born March 31, 1938 at Summersville, Missouri making his age 76 years, 5 months and 17 days.

He was united in marriage to Clara Lucille Gale on February 7, 1962 making their union together 50 years. To this union 7 children were born.

Surviving is his children; Nancy and Jerry Cornelison of Summersville, Sharon and Billy Labbee of Hartshorn, Donna and Gary Smith of Raymondville, James Smith Jr. of Houston, Billy and Heather Smith of Raymondville, Carrie Smith of Raymondville, Stanley and Annette Smith, of Raymondville, MO and a grandson Billy Smith Jr. of the home and a host of 24 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years Clara Lucille Smith, his infant daughter, Deborah Lynn Smith, his parents, Ray and Sarah Smith, four brothers, Ray Smith, Amos Smith, Elmer Smith, Dean Smith, one sister Georgia Stoops, three great grandchildren Skyler Rodgers, Lynette Lyons and Emily Freeman.

He worked at many jobs, township roadwork, Montauk park maintenance, but spent most of his life working timber and scrap metal. He also built two family homes.

Albert enjoyed many things in life, studying the Bible, working in the garden, cleaning scrap metal, playing chess, fishing, hunting, camping, but nothing gave him more joy than visiting with family and friends.

As much as Albert loved his family and the life God gave him, he often commented on how much he missed his wife Clara, and how much it grieved him that they should be kept apart for so long. So after having him keep his children company through the loss of our dear mother, God answered dad’s prayer and took him home, where in time we all be united again.

Services: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Ford Officiating. Visitation will be Sunday at 12 to service time at 2 PM. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Rev. Alva M. Trowbridge

Alva M. Trowbridge the son of Floyd and Oville (Smith)Trowbridge was born June 27, 1927 at Kansas City, Missouri and passed away at the Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, Missouri on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 making his age 87 years 2 months 5 days.

Alva was united in marriage to Inez Marie Pruitt, May 28, 1946. To their union they were blessed with 1 daughter Tammy Lynn.

He was a member of the American Legion. He was a First Church of God pastor and pastored at the these churches, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Flat, Missouri; Summersville, Missouri; Von, Louisiana; Craig, Missouri; Mountain View, Missouri; Chanute, Kansas; Hartville, Missouri. He retired in Summersville, Missouri after preaching at the Church of God for approximately 12 years.

He served in the the Unites States Marine Core-First Air Wing in the Korean War, then serving in the Army reserves. He attended college at Gulf Coast Bible College in Houston, Texas. Before he became a minister he worked at farming, and Russell Stover Candy in Kansas City where he learned how to make delicious candy.

Alva loved to bowl and was on several teams. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and playing his juice harp , singing and going to school basketball games. He especially found pleasure in visiting with his church family.

Preceding in death are his parents, infant brother, sister Emma Mills, and one infant grandson.

Surviving him in death; his wife Inez Trowbridge; daughter Tammy Webster of Kansas City, Missouri, brother Clarence Trowbridge of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held for Alva Trowbridge; Friday evening September 5, 2014 with Family and Friends from 5 to 7 PM .
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev. Randy Brooks officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be at Mount Olive Cemetery near Mountain View, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Raymond Crane

William Raymond Crane the son of Bill Crane and Evelyn (Bryson) Crane Sykes was born December 19, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away at his home on Wednesday morning, August 27th, 2014 making his age 59 years.

Raymond was united in marriage to Christene Ann Levan and to their union they were blessed with 5 children, Nathan, Chris, Josh, Cassie and Wendi.

Raymond grew up in the Summersville community, graduating from Summersville High School. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, watching football, cold beer and a good steak, party poker and a good laugh. He loved being with his family and doing things with them. He had a big heart.

He is preceded in death by his father Bill Crane.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Christene, children, Nathan, Chris, Josh, Cassie and Wendi. Raymond is also survived by his mother Evelyn Crane Sykes, sister, Andree Havens (Ray), brothers, Billy (Linda) and Howard; and one aunt Lucille Allen, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Mr. Lawrence H. Young

Lawrence Hizer Young the son of George William and Easter (Odom) Young was born at White Bluff in Shannon County, Missouri on May 20, 1916. Lawrence passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday morning, August 12, 2014 making his age 98 years.

He was united in marriage to Ersell Lida Bridges October 10, 1947 and they were blessed with12 children, Delbert, Herschel, Cerchel, Juanita, Ruthie, Larry (Lanny), Almeta, Eugene, Wanda, Glen, Roberta and Alta (my baby).

Lawrence served in the United States Army serving in World War II serving from October 20, 1941 to November 5, 1945..
During is life Lawrence worked hard to provide for his family, as a industrial mechanic, ran a county road grader, hauled cordwood.
He was a faithful member of the Summersville Assembly of God Church. He had a deep and abiding faith in his Savior.

His favorite thing was hunting, where it be a coon or possum, deer, turkey, squirrel, or any thing else, as long as he was in the woods. He could often be found up town visiting with friends. He never met a stranger, because he consider them friends. He was known for his kindness and his generosity, often giving his abundance of garden produce to others.

Preceding in death are his parents, George and Easter, his beloved wife Ersell, son Eugene and twin infant sons, Herschel and Cerchel, daughters, Roberta and Almeta, granddaugther Angela and great granddaughter Topanga; brothers, Othel Leland, Edward Elzie, George Roland.

Surviving are his children, Delbert King and wife Diane of Shelton, Washington; Juanita Elfline and husband Melvin of Summersville, Missouri; Ruthie James and husband Ray of Elk Creek, Missouri; Lawrence (Larry, Lanny) Young and wife Janet of Winona, Missouri; Wanda German and husband Dean of Hartshorn, Missouri; Glen Young of Summersville, Missouri; Alta James and husband David of Licking, Missouri, son-in-law Dennis Schneider and daughter-in-law Rita Young. He is also survived by brothers, Wayne Young and wife Olive of Summersville, Missouri, Ollie Dean Young of Antioch, California; Hershel Cordell Young of West Point,California, and sister Marjorie Neagle and husband Norman of Summersville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Virginia Young and Betty Young .
He was much loved by many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 16,
from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Chapel. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at

Mrs . Inez Miller

Inez Louise Miller, age 91, was born February 14, 1923 in Gladden
Missouri to Orin Hurt and Eva Orleana Blake Hurt. She passed away
Monday evening, August 11, 2014 with many of her loved ones by her

She was united in marriage to Roland L. Miller February 26, 1946. She
was a faithful member of the Summersville Christian Church until she
moved in 2009 to Edwardsville, Illinois.

She worked at Angelica uniform factory in Summersville for 38 years.
She helped Roland on the family farm.

Preceding in death is her beloved husband Roland, her mother and
father Orin and Eva, brothers Norman, Erman and Dewayne, sisters
Lucille Bilbrey and Ruby Morton, brother-in-law Harold Miller and
sister-in-law Jean Fleming.

She is survived by her brother Ervin Royal Hurt and wife Christine of
Granite City, Illinois; sister-in-law Sue Hurt of Edwardsville, Illinois and a host of nieces
and nephews that she considered her children.

Visitation will be held for Inez Miller Friday evening August 15, 2014
with Family time from 5 to 6 PM and the family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Serviced will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at
10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev.
Paul Hamm officiating.