Mrs. Phyllis Jean Patterson

Phyllis Jean Patterson the daughter of Floyd E. Miller and Mildred Ruth (Halbrook) Miller was born in the Oakside Community near Summersville, Missouri on April 3, 1939. She entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 16, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, making her age 74 years 10 months and 13 days.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Gene Patterson, on September 25, 1954, to their union they were blessed with three children, Debora Jean, Brenda Sue and Robert Eugene (Bobby).

She attended the Summersville First Baptist Church in Summersville as long as her health permitted. After losing two children, her faith in God was strong.

In her early years she managed a Burger Chef which is now know as Burger King. After she and Gene moved to Summersville she worked for home health for many years. She was devoted to her clients and loved them as family

Phyllis enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. She loved to take her grandchildren on trips and often took them with her on cruises. Her favorite pastime was listening to country music. She loved to listen to local musicians and enjoyed going to the Summersville Opera. She enjoyed visiting with her friends when she was able to be out. She loved others and was willing to open her heart to anyone in need.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mildred Miller, two children, Debora Jean and Bobby, two sisters Shirley McClin, and Sharon Fox and one brother Donald Miller.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Gene Patterson of the home in Summersville, Missouri; one daughter Brenda Barton and husband Lonnie of Redford, Missouri; grandchildren, Stacy Holland and husband Eric of Biloxi, Mississippi, Robert Patterson of St. Louis, Missouri and Brandy Barton of Redford, Missouri; step grandchildren, Kay and Jimmy Wilcutt of Redford, Missouri, Lonnie Jr. and Amanda Barton of Sedalia, Missouri, 7 great grandchildren, Kaleb Holland, Drake Holland, Owen Holland, Reid Holland, Gharrett Wilcut, Kayon Wilcut, and Grayson Barton. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe left a

Lonnie Van Horn

Lonnie Ray Van Horn Sr. the son of Ray Van Horn and Lorene Violet (Steelman) Van Horn Bryson was born September 21, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Fenton, Missouri making his age 57 years.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Wylde. To their union two children were
born Lonnie Jr., and Laurie. He later married Sharon Cox.
Lonnie lived in St. Louis most of his life and worked as a tow truck driver until he had to retire due to ill health.

Lonnie loved his family, fishing and hanging out with friends.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his wife Sharon, his father Ray and his mother Lorene, three sisters, Betty Jean Van Horn, Diana Van Horn and Pat Davis, two brothers, Jimmy and James Van Horn and one grandson Sebasten Van Horn.

Lonnie is survived by his son Lonnie Van Horn Jr, and wife Angie of St. Peters, Missouri, his daughter Laurie Van Horn and fiancee’ Brian Dietrich of Florissant, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Bockhoff and husband Terry, of Fenton, Missouri, and Bonnie Cox of Maplewood, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lonnie is also survived by his grandchildren Patria Van Horn, Lonnie Van Horn III, Sabrina Van Horn, Nick Meyer and Dillon Meyer.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment will ne in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Ronald Wayne Shriver

Ronald Wayne Shriver the son of Arthur Ralph Shriver and Rosa Faye Cook Shriver was born June 22, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ronnie passed away at his home in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, February 11, 2014 making his age 59 years.

Ronnie was united in marriage to Judy Herndon. To their union two children were born, Travis Justin Wayne and Desirea Raylean.

He grew up in the Tyrone area and graduated from Summersville High School in 1972. He lived in Willow Springs, Missouri for several years. Due to ill health he moved to the Lake Ozark area to be near his family.
In his younger years he attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville with his family.
Ronnie honorably served in the United States Marines, serving from Jan 15, 1976 to December 13, 1979, then re-enlisting and serving until 1983.

Ronnie loved playing the piano, the guitar and singing. Music was a big part of his life. He was known for love of music and musical talent.

He is preceded in death by his father Arthur Ralph Shriver.

Surviving are his son Travis Shriver and wife Shayna of Versailles, Missouri, his daughter Desirea Shriver of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, his mother Rosa Collins of Tunas, Missouri, 1 brother Jim Shriver of Tunas, Missouri, 1 sister Brenda Dampier and husband Bill of Tunas, Missouri;1 half sister Opal Miller and husband Rick of Springfield, Missouri, 5 grandchildren, Zaven Shriver, Xachious Shriver, Shakia Shriver, Logan Shriver, and Alexis Clark. A host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members also survive Ronnie.

Ronnie felt that he was put on this earth to help others. He fulfilled what he felt was his purpose. He had a kind and giving heart that was open to others.
Visitation will begin Saturday February 15, at 10:00 Am until service time at 11:30 at Bradford’s Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev. Richard Spacek officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be held at Nagle Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Kim Ann Cleary Smith

Kim Ann Cleary Smith the daughter of Linda Ann (Archibald) Cleary and James Patrick Cleary was born July 11, 1967 in Los Angeles, California and passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on Monday, February 3, 2014 making her age 46 years 6 months and 22 days

Kim was united in marriage to Chad Dean Smith. To their union they had seven children, Corey Christopher Cleary, Jessie Kay Bonar, Casey James Bonar, Dustin Daniel Bonar, Cody Lee Smith, Corey Dean Smith, Courtney Renea Smith.

She loved spending time babysitting the grand babies, and worrying about taking care of everyone. She loved to talk to her mom and dad on a daily basis. She worked at Westwood Home Health in Willow Springs, Missouri, caring for the elderly. She loved caring for her clients and they became like family to her.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Alice and Douglas Archibald, and Godelieve Joye and William Cleary.

Kim is survived by her husband, Chad Smith of Summersville, Missouri; children, Corey Cleary of Pomona, Missouri, Jessie Bonar of Gainesville, Florida, Casey Bonar of Springbranch, Texas, Dustin Bonar of Willow Springs, Missouri, Cody Smith of Yukon, Missouri, Corey Smith of Houston, Missouri, Courtney Smith of Cabool, Missouri; her mother and father Linda and James Cleary of Kingman, Arizona, her brothers, John Cleary of Colorado, Gary Cleary and wife Julie of Arizona, Scott and wife Sandee of Arizona 3 grandchildren, Javen Bonar, Oliver and Owen Smith , a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Dunlap officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences maybe left at

Greg Allen (Bubbalove) Davis

Greg Allen Davis, lovingly know as Greg “Bubbalove” Davis, was born to John Paul Davis and Marla Kay Denton on November 3, 1987 at Houston, Missouri. Greg entered into Heaven’s gates on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2014 from a motorcycle accident, making his age 26 years.

Greg’s attended grade school in Summersville and graduated from Mountain View/Liberty High School. He was active in sports during his school years. He was a friendly person who everyone loved, his smile and kind heart was one of the many things Greg will be remember for.

From a small child Greg learned to love hunting and fishing. He wasn’t particular about what he hunted, as long as he was outdoors and in the woods. He also loved floating, and spent many weekends on the Current River with his friends and buddies.. Greg was the happiest when he was outdoors witnessing God’s Creation. Greg worked for Roberts Flooring Mill.

Preceding Greg in death are his father John Paul Davis, his maternal grandfather, James (Shorty) Denton and his paternal grandparents, Horton and Ann Davis.

Greg is survived by his mother Marla Kay Denton, his grandmother Lucille Denton both of Summersville, MO his two sisters, Christina Pruett and husband Raymond of Summersville, MO; Kim Woodson of St. James, MO, 3 nieces, Marquee Cooper and husband Brent, Tabitha House and Samantha House all of Summersville, MO; 2 nephews, Isaiah and Zach Woodson of St. James, MO, aunts and uncles, Sharon and Ron Davis, Lenual and Ann Denton, Jim and Beverly Denton, Tim and Terri Denton, and host of cousins and other family members.
Greg will leave a hole in our hearts forever, only God’s love can bring us comfort. Our goal is to be reunited with Greg on Heaven’s great shores.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Janet Jackson, Rev. John Atchison and Rev. James Bradford officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery near Hartshorn under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Anita Jean Bradford

Anita Jean Bradford the daughter of Virgil Flower and Janice Waggoner Flower was born October 10, 1951 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri. She passed away at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Thursday morning, December 19, 2013 making her age 62 years 2 months and 9 days.

Anita was united in marriage to Joe Don Bradford on February 11, 1972. To their union they were blessed with one son, Derik.

She was of the Pentecostal faith. She worked at Rawlings, and the Angelica Uniform Company for many years. Her last employment was for home health were she enjoyed caring for her clients. Her hobbies were reading and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother and sister.

Anita is preceded in death by her father Virgil Flower and her mother Janice Wharton, 2 brothers, Bobby and Leroy, and 1 sister Jerri, her grandparents, Daniel and Marie Waggoner.

She is survived her husband Joe Bradford, and son Derik both of Willow Springs, Missouri, brothers and sisters, Virgil Flower of West Plains, Missouri, Dana Thomas and husband Larry of West Plains, Missouri, Wilma Ashlock and husband Clarence of Skiatook, Oklahoma, and Paul Wharton and wife Michelle of West Plains, Missouri, a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. She is going to be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Clear Springs Church with Rev. Brad Nelson officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday evening at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM with Family time is at 5 PM. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mr. Irvan Ray Clark

Irvan Ray Clark the son of Alfred Albert Clark and Maddy Fern (McCormick) was born May 4, 1936 at Wynnewood, Oklahoma and passed away at his home in Hartshorn, Missouri on December 19, 2013 making his age 77 years.

Irvan was united marriage to Marion Lahoma (Conley) Clark on March 3, 1957 in Tijuana, Mexico making their union together 57 years. To their union they were blessed with 7 children, Carl, Doyle, Erick, Brad, Allen, Forrest and Genell.

Irvan enjoyed spending time with his family, he was a loving father and grandfather, and always ready to lend a helping hand when a friend needed it. His pastime he enjoyed woodworking and spending time in the woods.

Preceding Irvan in death are his father, Albert Alfred Clark, mother, Maddy Fern McCormick Clark, brother Doyle Gene Clark, and brother Johnny Clark.

Irvan is survived by his wife Marion Lahoma, his children, Carl Clark, Dole Clark, Erick Clark, Brad Clark, Allen Clark, Forrest Clark and Genell Clark, his brothers and sisters, Velma Faye (Clark) Garton, James Edgar Clark, Vera Belle(Clark) Rist, Sherri Lynn (Clark) Saldona and Dennis Lee Clark , 19 grandchildren, and one on the way; 5 great grandchildren and one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held May 4, 2014 at the Family Home near Hartshorn. Mr. Clark was cremated and arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
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Mr. Forrest Grogan

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. David Jett officiating. Visitation will be held Monday evening, December 16th at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 PM.
Burial will be in Arroll Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
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Forrest Donald Grogan the son of Grippie Donald Grogan and Mary Ann (Lee) Grogan was born December 13, 1935 at Tyrone, Missouri. Forrest passed away suddenly on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Mercy St. Francis making his age 78 years.

Forrest was united in marriage to Janice Irene Starnes, May 11, 1957 in Cabool, Missouri. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Reta, Larry and Gary.

Forrest was a member of the Big Creek Church near Yukon. He and Janice were faithful to help in any way they could. Forrest was dedicated to his Christian faith, and led by example.

For many years he worked at Rawlins. He retired from H. D. Lee Company in Houston, Missouri where he worked as a sewing machine mechanic. After his retirement he ran the family farm. He operated a dairy herd for a while, then returned to running stock cows. He also operated a back-hoe and dump truck business, helping others in anyway he could. While running the family farm his greatest joy was sharing his knowledge with his grandchildren. Forrest and Janice’s home was always open to those who needed a babysitter. He loved to be around children and they loved him back.

His favorite pastimes were doing things with his wife Janice and his children and grandchildren.
Teaching his grandchildren farming, and just having fun with them. He could often be found lending a helping hand to those in need.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Grippie and Mary Grogan, and infant sister Mavis, and his mother and father-in-law Roy and Ione Starnes.

Forrest leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Janice of the home, his children, Reta Cooper and husband Larry, Larry Grogan and wife Tammyie all of Summersville, MO, and Gary Grogan of Pacific, MO; 7 grandchildren, Jenifer Baker and husband Dewayne of Salem, MO,
Derick Cooper and wife Lynette of Summersville, MO, Lori Epperson and husband Boone of Oakland, Ky, Brad Grogan and wife Mandy of Willow Springs, MO; Jared Grogan of Mountain View, MO; Chris Grogan and wife Kimberly of Willow Springs, MO ; and Austin Cooper of Summersville, MO; 10 great grandchildren, Preston and Ashton Baker,
Paige, Alivia, and Wyatt Cooper, Kaylee Carter, Owen Epperson, Chase and Grayson Grogan, and Emma Grogan.
Forrest is survived by 1 sister, Vina Honeycutt and husband Ralph of Hutton Valley, MO, 2 brothers, Lonnie Grogan and wife Bertha of Mountain View, MO, Richard Grogan and wife Joyce of Mountain View, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mr. Paul Riley

Paul Shelby Riley was born on June 4, 1923, and passed on to Heaven on December 6, 2013, at Mountain View Mercy Hospital making his age 90 years, 6 months and 2 days.
He was married to Judy Isabell Shoults on January 26, 1942, and they were happily married for 62 years. They have one beloved daughter, Lisa Irene Riley. Paul loved riding horses with his granddaughter, Cherish, attending horse shows at Summersville Saddle Club and hunting with Ronnie Harper while riding their mules. He enjoyed eating lunch at the Summersville Senior Center and teasing the cooks. Paul was a devoted member of Hartshorn Assembly of God Church attending service every Sunday and enjoying church activities as long as his health provided. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his stories and his happy smile. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
Paul was a proud member of the United States Army. He served in World War II, beginning duty on March 1, 1943, where his occupation specialty was Light Machine Gunner. He was also qualified as a Rifle Expert. He received 2 Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his duty.
Paul is survived by one daughter, Lisa and his adopted daughter, Mary Corlett of Springfield, Mo; one granddaughter, Cherish and her husband, Jeremiah Kelley of Springfield; one grandson, Bailey Corlett of Springfield; one sister, Ethel Sykes of Hartshorn; and a host of nieces and nephews who fondly called him Uncle Paul.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabell Riley; one great-granddaughter, Madilynn Isabell Kelley; his parents, James Albert and Anna Jane McKee Riley; two brothers, Ernest and Ralph Riley; and four sisters, Dora Shoults, Cora Riley, Myrtle Riley and Florence Briggs.
Funeral Services Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville, with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 Am to Service time at 1 PM Tuesday Graveside services with military honors were in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alma Fisk-Sullivan

Alma Marie (Couch) Fisk-Sullivan was born February 7, 1917 in DeSoto, Missouri and left this earth November 9, 2013. Making her age 96 years and 9 months. The middle daughter of Willis Walter and Nettie Menetta (Mcatee) Couch, Alma had 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Alma married Charles E. Fisk on November 20th, 1934. To this union 6 children were born, Charles E. (Peggy) Fisk of Granite City, Illinois, Thomas E. Fisk (Thelma) of Norwood, Missouri, Ruth M. Swain of Williamston, North Carolina, Marion S. (Margaret) of Granite City, Illinois, Carol S. (Bill) Hiawatha, Kansas and Bryce F. (Brenda) Pittsburg, Missouri.
Alma moved to the Venice/Granite City, Illinois area in her young married years where she raised her family. After husband Charles retired from the Granite City Steel they moved to Summersville, Missouri where she lived with him until his passing in 1982.

In 1987 Alma met and later married Marion J. Sullivan. They remained in Summersville until Marion’s passing in 1991. She then moved to Hiawatha, Kansas to lived near her daughter Carol, where she lived at the time of her passing.
Proceeding Alma in death was her parents Willis Walter and Nettie Menetta (Mcatee) Couch, sisters, Alice Skeleton, Florence Armstrong, Lillian Fancher and brothers, Rowe and Howard Couch. Also proceeding here was her husbands Charles Fisk and Marion Sullivan, a son Thomas Fisk, son-in-law John Swain and step daughter Sharon Gracheck.
She leaves to mourn her passing her 5 remaining children, Charles, Ruth, Marion, Carol and Bryce, 13 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, 9 step great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, one very special niece Geraldine Hales and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 15, at 2:00 PM at Summersville City Cemetery . Visitation will be held Bradford Funeral Home Friday from 12 to 2 PM. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Mrs. Vera Derryberry

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Vera Lea Derryberry

Vera Lea Derryberry the daughter of Clyde McCallister and Pearl (Haeffner) McCallister was born February 22, 1932 at Bancroft, Nebraska and passed away at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013 making her age 81 years 8 months and 15 days.

Vera was united in marriage to Ray Derryberry November 27, 1952. To their union they were blessed with two children, Wanda and Larry.

Vera was a dedicated member of the Summersville Church of Christ. She was also a volunteer of the Summersville Senior Center. She was wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family. Vera enjoyed reading, sewing, and working jigsaw puzzles.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother Clyde and Pearl McCallister.

Vera is survived by her beloved husband Ray Derryberry of the home in Summersville, MO; her daughter Wanda Hill and husband Alec of Webster Groves, Missouri, son Larry Derryberry and wife Kathy of Ballwin, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, Brian Hill, Steven Derryberry, Scott Hill, Amanda McGuire, Matthew Derryberry, Andrew Derryberry, Stephanie Swartzwelder and 6 great grandchildren, Elyse Derryberry, Kanen Derryberry, Rielan Derryberry, Kaiya Hill, Summer Hill, Allyson Derryberry. Vera is also survived by one sister Betty Hoevelmann and husband Jerry of Fenton, Missouri and a host of other family members.

Mr. Robert (Bob) Scully

Mr. Scully was cremated, and Military rites will be held in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Friday evening, from 6 to 8 PM. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Robert Scully, the son of Clifford and Stella Jenkinson Scully was born on November 9, 1942 at New Bedford, Massachusetts and passed away at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Robert was united in marriage to Kathleen Scully for 46 years. To their union two children were born, Clifford William Scully of Jefferson City, Missouri and Tammy Lynn Scully of Birch Tree Missouri.
Robert is veteran of the United States Coast Guard as well and continued his service in the reserves. His love of family first and country second was evident in his life.
After many years of Robert and Kathleen traveling, they settled in Summersville, Missouri in which they felt at home and were welcomed by the community. Robert enjoyed and spent much time hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, gardening and thoroughly enjoyed helping others. Robert fulfilled his lifelong dream and retired from the New Bedford Fire Department after proudly serving many years. Robert found great fulfillment and pride in working for Sheriff James Sigman of Texas County Sheriff’s Department as a court bailiff.
Robert was especially proud of his granddaughter Erica’s active service in the United States Air Force, hunting with his granddaughter Emily and many evenings of board games with both his granddaughter, Mikayla and grandson William. Robert was well known for his never-ending sense of humor. Robert was a loving husband, dedicated father, proud grandparent and for those who knew him… loyal friend. He will be forever in our hearts and with us always.
Robert is preceded in death by his father, mother and mother-in-law of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Robert is survived by his wife, Kathleen Scully of Summersville, MO., daughter, Tammy Scully and her husband Thomas Flynn of Birch Tree, MO., son, Clifford Scully and his wife Toni Scully both of Jefferson City, MO., granddaughter, A1C Erica Nichols and her husband A1C Justin Nichols, both active USAF of New Mexico, granddaughter’s Emily Scully and Mikayla Scully and grandson William Scully of Jefferson City, MO. He is also survived by one brother William Scully and wife Maryanne of Newton, Massachusetts.

Mr. Robert (Bob) Elwood Leach

Robert Elwood Leach was born September 3, 1930 in Linwood, Kansas to Elwood Monroe Leach and Agnes Evelyn Jones Leach. Bob departed this life at Birch Tree Place Nursing Center in Birch Tree, Missouri Tuesday, October 22, 2013 after a short illness, making his age 83 years.

Bob lived in California for many years and worked as a laborer in the farming industry. He spent many years driving his Harley Motor Cycle on the highways of California. He loved his Harley and rode up to the last 5 years. When he became unable to stay alone he moved to Summersville to live with his sister and brother-in-law Donna and Richard Canfield. Bob spent the last two weeks of his life being cared for in Birch Tree Place.

Bob is preceded in death by his father and mother Elwood and Agnes Leach, his sister Ina Bumbalough of California and one brother Leroy Leach of Summersville.

He is survived by his sister Donna Canfield and husband Richard of Summersville, Missouri, brother Ellis Leach of Ranger, Texas, sister Sharon Leach of San Jose, California. Bob is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Leach was cremated and private Family Memorial Services are planned at a later date arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home

Mr. Dwain George Terrill

Funeral Services will be held for Mr. Dwain Terrill Sunday, October 20, at the Summersville First Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 19, at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM

Mr. Leonard Newby

Leonard Lee Newby, the son of Laurel Lee and Helen Bernice (Lewis) Newby was born February 14, 1949 at Prineville, Oregon and passed away at his home in Yukon, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, making his age 64 years 7 months and 25 days.

Leonard was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Powell, on August 8, 1970. To their union two children were born, Linus Lee and Holly Sheree.

Leonard was a member of the United States Army and was an expert marksman. He was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church. He also was instrumental in the design of Valley Center Cemetery, which included designing and drafting the plot map and marking each plot with a brass tag.

He started Ozark Mountain Long Rifle Gun Club and was a lifetime member. He built several muzzle-loaders and was a master gun builder and trained two apprentice gunsmiths. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing. He built a cabin on his land he loved in Lewis Hollow, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a jack of many trades. He cut cordwood for Craig Charcoal, hauled logs in the State of Washington and Missouri. He worked for a while as a truck driver. He worked at Jackson Grocery as a butcher, and at MFA Feed Store in Summersville. He worked as a carpenter who could build anything he wanted. Leonard also worked as a resource technician and retired from the Missouri Department
of Conservation in June 2010, after 29 years of service.
He loved teaching his grandchildren, nieces and nephews how to hunt and fishing, but most of all how to respect guns.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, mother and father-in-law Laura Marie (Sullivan) Powell and Norman Elbert Powell, grandparents Willa Orphia Smith and Clarence Elvis Smith, Lotus Lewis, George and Lona Newby, three sisters-in-law, Cathy Newby, Dorlinda Heiney and Sharon Cook and one brother-in-law Jake Gross.

He is survived by his loving wife Brenda of the home, his son Linny Lee and wife Janie of Hartshorn, Missouri, his daughter Holly Sheree of Springfield, Missouri, son-in-law Kurt Abbey of Springfield, Missouri, five grand-daughters Taylor Newby, Alexa Newby of Springfield, Sarah Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, Zoe Abbey of Springfield, Missouri and Katie Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, one brother Dennis Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, his aunt Betty Smith of Summersville, Missouri, uncle Doug Lewis and wife Linda of Mountain View, Missouri, aunts Norma Thompson of Oregon, Juanita Stewart of Summersville, Missouri, Evelyn Tyler of Hartshorn, Missouri, and Mary Heiney of Mountain View, Missouri; brothers-in-law Mike Powell and wife Joyce, and Dewayne Powell all of Huntsville, Missouri, Bernie Cook and wife Cheryl of Hartshorn, Missouri, Doyle Heiney and wife Trenia of Summersville, Missouri, Larry Powell and wife Pam of Summersville, Missouri, sister-in-law Janet Gross of Hartshorn, Missouri, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Leonard was the greatest Papa to many kids through out the years, to his own grandchildren and through Brenda’s babysitting. He loved to tease them and teach them many great tricks!!

Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00Am at Valley Center Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood and Rev. Joe Heiney officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 PM. Burial and Military Rites will be in Valley Center Cemetery under the of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jerilynn V. Kirkman

Jerilynn Virle Spielman Kirkman, age 71 was born on Monday, December 1, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. She left this life on the morning of Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. Jerilynn was the only child of Gerald Bryan Spielman and Dollie Margaret Nunnally Spielman. She attended 1st through the 8th grade at Arizona Center country
school in Burt County Nebraska and graduated from Tekamah High School in Tekamah, Nebraska in 1959. Jerilynn graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1963 with a Bachelors degree in elementary education and a minor in business.
Jerilynn was a teacher all of her life. She began teaching in Kingsley, Iowa where she taught 5th grade for 2 years. After leaving Kingsley, she moved to Fremont, Nebraska where she taught 4th grade for 7 years. She then moved to Summersville, Missouri spending the next 31 years teaching Title 1 junior high, elementary math, first grade, computer lab and science lab for kindergarten through 6th grade. After her retirement in 2003, Jerilynn spent the next 10 years as a parent educator for Summersville School’s Parents as Teachers program.
Jerilynn married Jack D. Kirkman on August 10, 1973. To this union one son, Jason Bryan, was born. She loved children, animals and spending time with her family and friends. Jerilynn loved spending time with the light of her life, her new grand-daughter Allison. She attended the First Christian Church in Summersville, Missouri and enjoyed being a Thirty One
Jerilynn was preceeded in death by her father, Gerald Spielman, her mother, Dollie Spielman, her step-mother, Hazel Spielman and her loving husband, Jack Kirkman.
Surviving Jerilynn are her son, Jason Kirkman and wife Dacy of Summersville, step-daughter, Jackie Cooper of Summersville, step-son, Michael Kirkman and wife Colleen of Summersville, Grandchildren Allison Kirkman of Summersville, Aimee Jarrett and husband Marvin of Cabool, Jared Kirkman and wife Becki of Summersville, Jordan Kirkman and wife Kayla of
Summersville and Kyle Cooper of Mason City, Iowa. Great-grandchildren Cole and Lanie Kirkman, Tanner Barnes, Preston and Hali Jarrett.

Funeral services: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Summersville First Christian Church with Pastor Paul Hamm officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery.

Raymond Hebert

Raymond Edward Hebert was born August 17, 1980 to Leonard (Lenny) and Patsy Louise (Lee) Hebert at St. Louis, Missouri. After a long illness Raymond left his pain and suffering to enter in Heavens Gates, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 33 years.

Raymond married the love of his life Jessica Lynn Watson on September 19, 2008.
They were married at the River of Living Water Church. To their union they were blessed with three children, Jalisa Lynn, Kylee Rae and Ian Emerson.

Raymond attended Eunice Baptist Church and was baptized at a young age. He renewed his relationship with God a couple of months ago. He assured his family he would see them again in Heaven.

He was an avid sports person, playing basketball and softball. He was found rooting for his favorite team the Cardinal’s. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and bow hunting. Even though he was very ill he said to his family it getting close to bow season.

His most important role in life was to be a husband and father. He loved his children and his wife Jessie very much and fought very hard to stay with them as long as he could. He last words to Jessie was to tell her how beautiful she was and how much he loved her. Even during his illness he was thinking of his children leaving instructions for others so his children would be taken care of. He loved when his family got together to spend time. He cherished time with his parents, his siblings and his in-laws.

Raymond is preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Ruth Lee, Charlotte and Orvil Hebert, and his brother Robert Hebert.

He is survived by his beloved wife and children, Jessica Hebert, and children Jalisa Lynn, Kylee Rae, Ian Emerson of the home in Summersville, his parents, Lenny and Patsy Hebert; his mother and father-in-law, Tony and Lisa Watson, three brothers, James (Jamie) Hebert, Michael Hebert and wife Vickie and William Hebert all of the Summersville area, three sisters, Anna Anderson
and husband Carl of Houston, Missouri, Charlotte Keeling and husband Chris of Eminence, Missouri, and Jennifer Blackwell and husband Denver of Salem, Missouri, two sisters-in-law, Katrina Hamilton and husband John and Nicole Watson. Raymond is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Raymond very much.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville withy Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolence may be left at bradford

Christopher Blane Wood Jr. (CJ)

Christopher Blane Wood, Jr., lovingly known as CJ, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on September 6, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. CJ was born on March 12, 2013 to Christopher Sr. and Lacy Jo (Wilbanks) Wood.
CJ is survived by his parents, Christopher Sr. and Lacy Jo (Wilbanks) Wood, of Havelock, NC; maternal grandparents Michael and Jodie Wilbanks, of Summersville, MO; paternal grandparents Debbie Wilcox, of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Blane Wood, of Derby, KS. He is survived by his maternal great grandparents, Gary & Virginia Wilbanks, Gary & Debra Hawkins, all of Summersville, MO; his paternal great grandparents Norma Jean Wilcox, of Independence, MO; and Mary Wood of Bartlesville, OK. CJ has 5 great-great maternal grandmothers, Alta Schweighauser, Bonnie Ament, Lois Smith, Velma Bailey and Cleeda Wilbanks.  CJ is also survived by his aunt, Mikela Wilbanks, of Summersville, MO; and aunt, Holly Williamson, of Summersville, MO. CJ also leaves behind many great aunts, great uncles, and an abundance of cousins, friends and a VERY special puppy, Precious!
CJ was welcomed in Heaven by his great grandparents: Loretta Hawkins, Billy E. Wilcox Sr., and Paul J. Wood.
CJ had the sweetest smile ever and he could talk with his big baby blue eyes!  CJ had a huge following in the Facebook world. Many people will miss seeing the daily CJ updates, pictures and videos!  During his 5 months and 3 weeks here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends.  His life was a brief gift to us that will live on as his heart valves and arteries were donated and will be received by those who are in need.  CJ will always be Mommy and Daddy’s little man and Grammy’s little sugar britches and Nana and Pop’s little peanut! In lieu of flowers there will be a box at the funeral home if anyone one wants to donate toys in CJ’s memory. Those toys will be given out at Christmas to children in need. Also you can donate to CDH.

Bessie L. Smith

Funeral Services for Bessie Smith, age 96, a resident of Summersville will be held Tuesday, September 10, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation for Bessie Smith will be held Tuesday morning, September 10 from 10 Am to 11 at Bradford Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Gary Woodrow Banks

Gary Woodrow Banks was born March 5th, 1954 to parents Lillian Lois Hurt Banks Cooley and the late J.H. Banks. He was began his journey being born in Mountain Grove, MO. He was eventually joined by siblings Kerry Banks, Brenda Banks, Billy Banks, Shane Cooley, Shawn Cooley, and Melinda “Missi” Cooley Nicholson.
Gary graduated from Eminence High School in 1972. Gary was a hard worker. He began his work history at Wards Store in Eminence and then became employed by Rains and LaGrand Feed Store in Poplar Bluff. Eventually he worked for the railroad while living in Malden with his siblings Kerry and Billy. It was while living in Malden, he met Tammy Rawls and they had Damien Garrett Banks. After moving from Malden, he started his own roofing company in St. Joseph, MO. It was there he married Debbie Moyer and they had Jeremy Lloyd Banks. Upon return to Eminence, he hauled canoes for Two Rivers Canoe Rental. While living in Eminence, Gary met Cindy Lanoti and they shared a daughter, Tara Ashley (Banks) Kallal.
In the years to come, Gary became a truck driver, something he greatly enjoyed doing alongside his brother Kerry. Gary eventually met an Eminence girl and he married Kathy Osborne, whom he shared the remainder of his life with at his home in Rogersville, MO. Throughout the years, Gary enjoyed hunting along the Scenic Riverways. Gary also loved his animals from his family farm that he and Kathy cared for together.
In addition to those already mentioned, Gary is missed
by his surviving Banks’ family members and his hometown classmates. Gary completed his journey in Springfield, MO on August 27th, 2013. Here are thoughts he wanted to share when he left us…
“When I come to the end of this journey and I travel my last weary mile, Forget if you can the heartaches we experienced together, and choose instead a smile. Please remember some of the good that I have done, And know that I am thankful we shared times of fun.
Forget that I stumbled and blundered and sometimes even lost my way, I admit I fought some hard battles but yet I was thankful for each day. Sit in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west, Stand for a moment remembering, remembering only our best. And once you have thought of old memories of things we loved to do, Know that you are still with me, for I left this world loving you.”–Gary

Memorial Services will be held September 28, 2013 at 10:00 Am at the home of Kerry Banks, 2744 Switchgrass Road, Fordland, Missouri 417-859 4715. Plase call for directions or use GPS directions. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Homeof Summersville.