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James Edward Brawley, 68, of Winona, Missouri departed this life on July 12, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 7, 1946 in Winona, the son of Delbert and Dortha (Weaver) Brawley.

Jim graduated from Winona High School in 1964. He was united in marriage to Donna Sue Sartin on November 14, 1964 at Church of Christ in Winona. Two sons were born to this union, David and Darrin.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rita Norton.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna, of the home; two sons, David E. Brawley and Darrin W. Brawley, both of Winona; and one grandson, Hayden Brawley, of Hollister, MO.

Jim was a member of Church of Christ in Winona. He served his country for four years in the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas. He had worked for many years as a machine operator at Paramount Cap.

Jim was a member of National Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making knives.

Jim never met a stranger, but he cherished his family, and they always came first.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Pastor Dan Harvey officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winona, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley McIntire Foundation, c/o Jane Blake.
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Severn, HerbertA Funeral Service for Herbert Marlin Severn of Gamaliel, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, at the funeral home.
Herbert passed away July 8, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 85. He was born March 20, 1930, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of John W. and Edna E. Carmen Severn.  He married Kathern Baker on August 9, 1953 at Wichita, Kansas and worked as a Flight Engineer for Pam-Am Airlines.  Herbert was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Korean War. Herbert lived in Gamaliel since the 1980’s, moving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Herbert is survived by his wife, Kathern Severn of Gamaliel, AR; son, Steven (Monica) Severn of Pembroke Pines, FL two daughters, Cindy DeBergh of Gamaliel, AR and Belinda C. Severn of Claremont, FL; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild and two sisters, Ila Marie and Goldie
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Burial will be in the Maynard Bend Cemetery, Gamaliel, Arkansas. Military Honors will be provided by the Alley-White American Legion Post #3246 and U.S. Air Force Honor Guards.
Memorials may be made to Salvation Army.
Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

 Lyne Marie Riffle Wayne, 65, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, was born December 27, 1949, to Walter James and Else Marie Stone Riffle in Harrisburg, Missouri. She passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at EagleCrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. Lyne was a teacher and of the non-denominational faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband Steve Randolph Wayne of the home and daughter Sara (Billy Jr.) Hobbs of Knoxville, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Inky Vicenti in honor of Lyne Wayne, P.O. Box 360, Dulce, New Mexico 87528 (505) 469-6741.

The family gives a special “thank you” to the staff of EagleCrest Nursing Center.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highlan

Funeral arrangements are pending at Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services-Bull Shoals for Louis Rudolf Fashing, 96, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Louis died July 10, 2015, at his residence.

wilkeWendell William Wilke, 74 years, 11 months, and 15 days old, passed away on July 6, 2015 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, MO with his wife, niece, and multiple friends by his side.

Wendell was born July 22, 1940 in Omaha, NE to Johann Wilhelm Friedrich and Fern Bertha Alvina (Flores) Wilke. He graduated from Bennington, Douglas, NE.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served his country from 1962 to 1968. Wendell worked as a Glass Glazer for 37 years in NE, CO and MO. On June 9, 1990 Wendell and Fontella Marie Holden were united in marriage in Longmont, CO.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ava.

Wendell loved his family and that means everyone. He enjoyed bowling, researching family history, traveling and working with his hands. He was known for picking up black walnuts all over Douglas County, MO.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Frederick Ross and LaVelda Jean (Follett) Holden and sister-in-law, Dixie Pauls.

Wendell is survived by his wife, Fontella Marie Wilke, Ava, MO, two children, Melissa Sue Koltz and husband, Gary, Lake Orion, MI and Jeremy Scott Wilke, Broomfield, CO, two grandchildren, Grace Marie and Abigail Clair Koltz, two sisters, Jodene (Gene) Cloudt and Joann (Doug) Walters, sister-in-law, Sandra Hutsell, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Wendell will be Sat., July 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Ava Cemetery with full military honors by Trod Herd American Legion Post 112. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Gary Koltz and Bishop Carlton Burrus. Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering.

Gregory Wayne Patterson was born February 11, 1953 at Trinity Hospital in Arcata, CA the son of Paul Revere Patterson and Goldie Enith (Smith) Patterson. He passed away June 5, 2015 at his home in Mountain View, MO at the age of 62 years.

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Revere Patterson, his mother Goldie Enith Patterson, three sisters Carol Patton, Mary Ellen Rossiter, Paula Beard; two brothers Jerry Patterson and Carl Patterson.

Greg is survived by one son William Eric Patterson; two sisters Jean Duncan and husband Jack Duncan of Citrus Heights CA, and Patti Hintz and her husband Adolf of Citrus Heights CA. and a host of other family and friends.

Greg enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1970 until 1972. During his service, Greg was assigned to the USS Coral Sea and served as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War.

Greg enjoyed listening to the various classic rock groups including Pure Prairie League, Eagles, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Michael Martin Murphy. He would play his guitar as he listened to his favorite bands.

Services are pending at this time.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gregory Wayne Patterson please visit the Duncan Funeral Home Sympathy Store.

southardsFuneral services for James Lloyd Southards, 88, Sycamore, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Needmore Church of God, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Southards entered his eternal reward July 7, 2015.

The family will receive their friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Needmore Church of God or Ball Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Kenneth Eugene Deatherage, 61, Moody, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015, at Free Union Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Deatherage died at 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at his home.


cooperIn memoriam of Lee Benton Cooper, 04/22/1934 – 07/06/2015

Lee was born on April 22, 1934 in Birch Tree, MO to Otto Benton and Lue-Lora (Jones) Cooper. He passed away peacefully on July 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM at West Vue Nursing Center surrounded by loving family.

Lee completed the 8th grade in his education until he had to stay home to help take care of the family farm. He was united in marriage on September 22, 1956 to Shirley Randolph of Mountain View, MO in West Plains, MO. To this union three children were born. Lee was a lumber grader at Smith Flooring. Lee was a devoted member of Church of Christ.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley; Buddy-his faithful furry companion; three children, son Danny, his wife Vicki, and daughters Vickie and Peggy; seven grandchildren, Kris Hite, wife Tonya, Kristin Long, husband Mark, Darren Cooper, wife Samantha, Daniel Cooper, wife Dawn, Andrew Cooper, Nathan Cooper, wife Heather, and Amanda Zitter, husband Travis; 17 great grandchildren, Jesse, Oren, Lane, Kaleb, Aubrey, Kodie, and Kristian Hite, Nicholas, Benton, and Emmett Long, Shelby Cooper, Dylan and Dakota Cooper, Malachi, Micah and Maddox Cooper, and Tanner Zitter; two brothers, Kenneth and Calvin.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Norman; and two sisters, Geneva and Deloris.

Lee enjoyed spending time with his family and worshiping our Lord and Savior. He took pride in his beautiful garden and yard. He was well known in the Mountain View community as the “Rabbit Man”.

Lee has left his family with the following knowledge:
Wrestling is not fake. Buttermilk is delicious. Willie Nelson is horrible. Ice cream is a necessity. The Cardinals? Psssh! The Atlanta Braves! Dukes of Hazzard should be played daily. Once you’re family, you’re always family.

Please join his family and celebrate his life. Visitation will be Thursday, July 9, 2015 5-6:00 p.m. for family and 6-8:00 p.m. for the public. Funeral services will be on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 AM at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Burial will be immediately following services at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Wahls, AnnaA Memorial Service for Anna Wahls, 93, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals,AR  with Pastor Jerry Backus officiating.  Anna passed away July 8, 2015 in Mountain Home, AR.
Anna was born October 15, 1921, in Connecticut.  She married Eric “Slim” Wahls and became a Navy wife. Anna was a volunteer for 20 years at the Little Bit Used Shop and ran the Marion County Senior Center meal delivery service. Her commitment to her community will continue after her death with her estate going to the Bull Shoals Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion County Senior Center.
Anna is survived by friend, John Heidorn and her family at Care Free Living in Bull Shoals.