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Zula Plunk, 92, of Mountain Grove died August 1 at Houston House.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 4, from 6-7 PM, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Grove. Services will be Wednesday, August 5 at 10 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Norma Jean Fine was born October 21, 1937 in West Plains, Missouri and went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She is survived by one son, Jason Fine, and wife Sunni and two grandchildren.

She was loved by all that knew her and will be dearly missed by all.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains, Missouri at 2:00 p,m. on August 4, 2015.

James “Jim” W. Deverell, 73 of Mtn. Grove, MO passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 10, 1942 in Christ Church, New Zealand the son of the late Norman W. and Mary K. (Worthington) Deverell.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at the Elliott-Gentry Carder funeral chapel in Cabool.

Jim was a longtime business owner in the community. He purchased the Polly’s Café on the square in Mtn. Grove in 1987 and operated in that location until 2000. Jim and Deane then opened Dee’s and operated in that location until July 2014. Both locations were a common gathering spot for many locals and were dearly missed when they closed.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Deane of the home; step daughter, Shari Andrus and children, Codey, Shaylinn and Ayedin; step son, Kevin Sartor and wife, Stacey and children, Brittani Roberts and family and Cory Tate; as well as many friends that knew and loved him.

Donna Simms, 81, of Pontiac, MO passed away on July 27, 2015 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on June 8, 1934 in St. Louis, the daughter of Eugene and Augusta (Boone) Brower.

Funeral services are Saturday, August 1, 2015 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville, MO with Dana Coyote officiating. Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. to service time. Burial is in the Pontiac Cemetery.

The family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

David Lawrence Cattell, son of the late Harold and Louise (Hammond) Cattell, was born July 15, 1935, at Adrian, Michigan. He entered into eternal rest July 30, 2015, at the age of 80 years.

On November 28, 1959, he was married at Mountain View, Missouri, to Erma Faye Hansford, who preceded him in death on July 30, 2011. Mr. Cattell served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

After returning to Mountain View, he began working in a tire shop, delivered milk, and also did construction work. Mr. Cattell went on to serve the City of Mountain View for 50 years in many capacities. Over the years, he worked in every department for the City, served as policeman, councilman, and mayor. During this time, he was Fire Chief for 40 years, and continued as Safety Officer to the present time. Mr. Cattell was dedicated to, and honored to serve, the citizens of Mountain View.

He is survived by two sons, Larry Eugene Cattell and wife, Diana of Mountain View, and Paul David Cattell and wife, Ronda of Stroud, OK; five grandchildren, Amanda Weakley and husband, Todd, Adam Cattell and friend, Stephanie, Stacy Parsons and husband, Fred, Jennifer Davis and husband, Chad, Tina Roberts and husband, Brannon; six great grandchildren, Alexis and Payton Parsons, Chandler and Parker Davis, Emma Roberts, Paislee Cattell, and seventh great grandchild Baby Weakley, due in November; two brothers, Jim and George Cattell; and two sisters, Joyce Lavery and Patty Mills.

His parents, wife, one sister, Evelyn, and two nephews, Mike and Patrick Cattell, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, with Bro. Stacey Prewett and Bro. Stanley Murphy officiating. Interment will be in Old City Cemetery, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at

Kent Leon Stamper, 56 years, 10 months, and 22 days old, passed to Heaven on July 31, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, in Springfield, MO with family by his side.

Kent was born September 9, 1958 in Mansfield, MO to Troy Leon and Helen (Letsinger) Stamper. He graduated from Ava High School and attended trade school after that. He had also received his Auctioneer Certification.

Kent was the co-owner and operator of Stamper Trash Service for many years, working alongside his Mom and Dad. He and his Dad had recently sold the Trash Service to his niece, Chantelle to continue the family business.

Kent had been saved and was a Christian. Kent loved talking and visiting with everybody he met, he would stop at Casey’s nearly every day to talk with the girls there. He and his friends at KKOZ enjoyed visiting on and off the radio and Kent could frequently be found supporting Ava Bears sporting events and The Ava FFA Chapter. He also thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Ava Farm Bureau. Kent enjoyed spending time on the farm, and was a big supporter of his community, especially if it involved children.

Kent was preceded in death by his Mother, Helen, his Aunt Norma and Uncle Robert “Bobby”.

Kent is survived by his father, Troy, of the home, a sister, Troyce Gerk and husband, Brian, Livingston, LA, a niece and her husband, Chantelle and Chad Emmerson, Hartville, MO, nephew, Tristian Gerk, Livingston, LA, three Uncles, Danny and Charlene Letsinger, Ava, MO, Dewey Letsinger, Springfield, MO, and Paul Stamper, East Moline, IL, and a host of other family and many friends.

Funeral services for Kent will be Monday, August 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Chad Emmerson and Pastor Robert Roberts. Memorials may be made to Ava High School FFA Chapter.

Hubert Modell McKinney, 75, of Smithville, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his home. He was born May 3, 1940, in Heafer, Arkansas, and worked as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ella , and his father, Clarence.

Survivors include his sons, David Hasty of Ash Flat, Leonard (Deanna) McKinney of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Bryan (Barbara) McKinney of Memphis, Tennessee; daughter, Jeri (Joseph) Thomas of Wichita, Kansas; mother, Melissa Baine McKinney of the home; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

A Celebration of Life for Betty Joan Morrow of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, will be 2PM Thursday July 30, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, AR with Richard Grissum and Danny Hutcherson officiating.

Betty passed away July 23, 2015, in Bull Shoals, AR at the age of 80. Betty claimed to have lived in Bull Shoals longer than any other resident. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Leslie and Helen Edson Grissum. Her parents moved to Bull Shoals, AR and owned and operated Grissum Repair and Hoke Equipment. Betty was a graduate of Flippin High School and was the first person to be married in the Bull Shoals Methodist Church when she married Allen Morrow in 1952. She worked as Postmistress for twenty seven years in Yellville, Cotter, Midway and Bull Shoals, AR. Many days Betty could be found sitting at the Bull Shoals Historical Museum of which she was a founding member. Betty was active in the community as sextant for the Newton Flat Cemetery, long time treasurer for the Bull Shoals Historical Society, and past president of the Hoevel-Barnett Post #1341 VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Never idle, Betty was a great cook and accomplished at almost any craft, ceramics, quilting, knitting, wood carving, needle-point, etc…

Betty is survived by daughters, Janet Morrow of Memphis, TN and Alice (Reed) Bennett of Lakewood, CO ; sons, Roger Morrow and Jeff (Jamie) Morrow of Flippin, AR; 5 Grandchildren: Cristin, Jimmy, Leslie, Coty and Justin; great-grandchildren, Ty Lane, Gracie, Cooper, Brentley, Olivia, and Krislynn as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Jimmy Morrow.

Burial will be in Newton Flat Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bull Shoals Historical Society or Newton Flat Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Harriett Patricia Dollins, 70, West Plains, Missouri, died at 9:50 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born June 1, 1945, at St. Louis, Missouri, to Marion Lindsey and Edith Johnson Lindsey.  On December 21, 1962, she was married at West Plains, to Dorval Collins.  Mrs. Dollins was a homemaker and retired from Taco Bell as assistant manager.  She enjoyed flowers, videogames and puzzles.  Harriett was a “night owl” and an avid collector of cookbooks.

She is survived by her husband, Dorval Dollins; two daughters, Diane Sanders, husband, Greg and Cindy Crow, husband, Mike; five grandchildren, Michael Crabtree, wife, Kim, Christopher Crow, Larry Crabtree, Jr., wife, Mary, Brandi Anderson, husband, Austin and Magnus Sanders; and two great-grandchildren, Katie and Sydnee Crabtree.

Her parents precede her in death.

A celebration of life with family and friends will be Friday, July 31, 2015, starting at 4:30 p.m., at the Dollins Family Farm located off Highway 14, north of West Plains.  Memorial Contributions may be made to OMC Foundation Shaw Cancer Center and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lisa Hall Munnerlyn, 50, of Cotter passed away July 23, 2015 in Little Rock.

Lisa was born May 9, 1965 in Mountain Home to the late Kenneth and Ann (Guthrie) Hall. She loved spending time with her boys and going to the river. Lisa was always willing to help others. Lisa loved her employment years with UPS. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Tresa Enders.

Lisa is survived by her husband Phil Munnerlyn of Cotter; two sons, Mycal and Kavan Rorie of Cotter; one sister, Marcella Grant of Smiths Station, Alabama; one brother, Michael Hall of Harrison; three nieces, Kendra Grant, Makayla Grant and Kacey Enders; three nephews, Kolten Grant, Justin Tolliver and Preston Tolliver ; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Sam Seamans officiating.

Burial will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Cotter under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at