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.

Mrs. Evelyn Curlile

Mrs. Evelyn Lorraine Curlile was the daughter of Ernest Ludwig Roessler and Maude Mae Province Roessler. She was born August 9, 1928 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, and passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Ozark River Manor in Ozark, Missouri, making her age 86 years.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Glen Maurice Curlile in 1947 and to their union 5 children were born, Gary Wayne, Sharon Lorraine, Marion Glen, Carolyn Marie, John Lesley.

She attended the Teachers Institute, and taught school 2 years in Nebraska. She also worked as a book-keeper at Denver Dry Goods in Denver Colorado. When her children were born she became a housewife and mother. After her children were raised she worked for 10 years in the laundry dept at the hospital in Broken Bow, which was in walking distance of her home.

She moved to Missouri in the late 1990’s due to health issues. While living in Arroll, Missouri she attended Midvale Church where she made many friends. She was an avid reader, reading just about anything she could find. She loved to travel and could be ready to go anywhere at a minutes notice. While a resident of the Ozark River Manor she kept up with friends and what was happening through reading the Summersville Beacon. She was faithful to read her bible and loved attending church and being with the church family. She moved many times during her life, but she would always find a church close enough to walk to. Her faith was an important part of her life.

She is preceded in death by her father Ernest and mother Maude.

She is survived by her children, Gary Curlile and wife Pat, of the Arroll Community, near Summersville, Missouri, Sharon Joyce and husband Jim of the Omaha area, Marion Curlile of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Carolyn Curlile of Reno, Nevada and John Curlile of Genoa, Nebraska; and one sister Shirley Thorton also of Broken Bow, Nebraska. Evelyn is also survived by 15 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, August 12, at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 at 11:00 A M at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. James Bradford Officiating. Interment will in Arroll Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences maybe left at