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Archive for September, 2012

Graveside services for Carl Edward Lashley, 78, Oakland, Arkansas, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Clear Springs Cemetery, Dawt, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Lashley died 3:27 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born February 11, 1934 at West Plains, Missouri to Roy Edward and Nelma Lela Workman Lashley. On June 18, 1967, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Sharon Evans. For forty-two years., Mr. Lashley had been employed as a route and branch manager for Hiland Dairy. He loved to fish and was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lashley, of the family home; two daughters, Sharon Warren, husband, Steve, Conway, Missouri and Lisa Lashley, Tulsa, Oklahoma; step-son, Tony Martin, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Stephanie Miller, husband, Greg, Stacie Vestal, husband, Lance, Steven Warren and Lindsey Lashley; four great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Ty, Cassie and Gracie; two brothers, Jim Lashley, wife, Emma, and Greg Lashley, wife, Jo, all of West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Peggy Uphaus, husband, Gordon and Debbie Welch, husband, David, all of West Plains, Missouri and Judy Horn, husband, Claude, Bakersfield, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 26th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church or St. Judes Children’s Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

A memorial service for Genevieve Pearl Crutchfield, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at a later date by her family.

Mrs. Crutchfield died at 11:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born November 24, 1922, at Dundis, Minnesota, to Laverne and Florence Thielbar Canedy. On March 19, 1946, she was married at Yuma, Arizona, to Ralph Morgan Crutchfield. Mrs. Crutchfield was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Crutchfield, of the family home; four children, Richard Crutchfield, wife, Marsha, Terry Crutchfield, wife, Nancy, Brenda Nichols, husband, Frank and Karen Hubbell, husband, Wayne; eight grandchildren, Keri Licon, Kelli Christensen, husband, Justin, Chad Hubbell, wife, Angela, Cory Hubbell, wife, Elaine, Lisa Ramsey, husband, Mark, Jennifer Jensen, husband, Justin, Travis Crutchfield and Devin Crutchfield; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oren Canedy and Charles Canedy, wife, Dorothy, one sister-in-law, Doris Canedy; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, three brothers, Harold, Warren and Vernon (Al) Canedy and two sisters, Verna Vogele and Lorraine Cunningham, precede her in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

Dorothy Virginia Brown, 97, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on September 22, 2012 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri. She was born March 19, 1915 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Cecil L. and Martha W. (Lewis) Fry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; two children, Joseph Dumas and Anna Marie Hales; one brother, Cecil Fry; two sisters, Barbara Sue Fry and Pauline Moger; and one grandchild, Desi Dumas.

Surviving are one son, Donald Dumas and wife, Barbara of Bartlett, IL; seven grandchildren, Debi Wagner, Heather Dumas, Brian Dumas, Jeffrey Dumas, David Hales, Sean Hales, and Joseph Hales; a niece, Barbara Foster of Birch Tree, who had been her caretaker for the past twelve years; two nephews, Richard Moger and Robert Moger, both of Springfield, MO; and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Dorothy was born and raised in the Ozarks, lived in Arizona near 45 years, and then returned. She had been a member of the Birch Tree United Methodist Church for the past 14 years.

Dorothy was an avid gardener. She was also a Past Worthy Matron of the Painted Desert Chapter of the Eastern Star.

She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Friday September 28, 2012, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Birch Tree, MO

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Memorial Service will be Friday September 28, 2012, 11:00 am. at United Methodist Church, Birch Tree, MO. Internment will be at Oak Forest Cemetery

Funeral services for Robert Douglas “Bob” Corwin, 87, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Corwin died at 7:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 1, 1925, at Joliet, Illinois, to Edgar James Corwin and Anna Mildred Slawson Corwin. He married Lois Abbott, who preceded him in death on April 14, 1982. On August 16, 1986, he was married at White Church, Missouri, to Dorothy Sciba. Mr. Corwin was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during World War II. Before his retirement, he was a Field Representative for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Corwin was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he served on the church council for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Corwin, of the family home; six children, William Edgar “Bill” Corwin, wife, Lynn, of the State of Florida, Jeffrey Corwin, Houston, Missouri, Barbara Foster, husband, David, Houston, Missouri, Amy Keith, husband, Gary, Marshfield, Missouri, Sarah Dinwiddie, Aurora, Missouri, and Dale Wiebe, wife, Sandra, State of Florida; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou Douglas, State of California; and one niece and one nephew.

His parents, first wife, one daughter, Daria Lynn Kelly and two brothers, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

James “Bill” Tate, 83, a resident of Mountain Home formerly of Monticello passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at his residence.

He was born August 14, 1929, in Warren, Arkansas to the late James Orlan Tate and Carrie Kline. Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Frances Jean Wood on August 14, 1954, in Warren. Bill worked as a conductor for Rock Island Railroad in Warren where he retired; he was also an avid train enthusiast. He then retired from Burlington Industries in Monticello after 15 years of service. He was of the United Pentecostal faith. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jean Tate of Mountain Home; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Judy Tate of Newellton, Louisiana, Tim and Myra Tate of Van Buren and Larry Tate of Mountain Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Elisa and Randy Rogers of Mountain Home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bob Tate of Warren and Louis Gene and Janice Tate of Warren; a sister, Janice Lawrence of Warren; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Galatia Cemetery near Norfork with the Rev. Rex Williams officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Funeral Services for Mr. Churchill Frank Hensley, age 73, a resident of Summersville will be held Monday, September 24, at 10 AM. at Grace Baptist Church in Summersville, with Rev. Joe Heiney officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 PM.

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

Richard Lee Baughn, 60, of Mountain View, Missouri died September 20, 2012 at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View. He was born August 23, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Williard I. and Clemmie V. (Stubblefield) Baughn.

Arrangements are under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.

Richard was united in marriage to Karlene Opal Winters on July 3, 1976 in Giddings, Texas. To this union three children were born, Rachel Lee, Christopher Willard, and William Louis.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karlene; daughter, Rachel; and brother, Del.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher Baughn and William Baughn and wife, Jessica, all of Mountain View; two grandchildren, Damion Louis Baughn and Rachael May Baughn; two brothers, Charles Baughn of Florida and Donnie Baughn of Mountain View; and two sisters, Carol Baughn of Mountain View and Lynn Plemon and husband, Jack, of Moberly, MO.

Richard served in the United States Navy from 1970-78.

He enjoyed the outdoors and baking. He was a fan of electric trains and models, having built several in his younger years. He loved spending time and playing card games with his family.

He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rhine, 88, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Full Gospel Church, Bakersfield, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rhine died at 11:20 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Hospice House of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

She was born May 1, 1924, at Vidette, Arkansas, to Hamey and Ora Johnson Bales. On August 31, 1948, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Jake Rhine, who preceded her in death July 23, 1996. Mrs. Rhine was a homemaker and a seamstress; she loved to make quilts, especially for all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and cooking meals for her family. Mrs. Rhine was a member of Full Gospel Church, Bakersfield, Missouri.

She is survived by five children, Sharon Walker, husband, Donnie, Henderson, Arkansas, Judy Mullins, husband, Mickey, Bakersfield, Missouri, Ellen Shrable, husband, Danny, Gepp, Arkansas, Daniel Rhine, wife, Sandra, Salem, Arkansas and June Norman, husband, Rex, Sturkie, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Erby Bales, wife, Sunshine, Bakersfield, Missouri; one sister, Agnes Pendergrass, Mountain Home, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, two brothers, Harley Bales, and wife, Lorene and Everett Bales, and wife, Maxine and one brother-in-law, Noel Pendergrass, precede her in death.

Mrs. Rhine will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Saturday until noon on Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of the Ozarks or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

Linda R. Miller, 60, a resident of Gassville passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Baxter Regional Medical Center.

She was born September 11, 1952, in Paragould to Huey Albert and Betty Ruth Wright Wilhite. Linda relocated to Gassville in 1975 from Corcoran, California. She married Vernis Lee Miller on June 1, 1985, in Harrison. Linda was a long time employee of Wal-Mart in Mountain Home. She was of the Baptist faith. Linda loved animals and most importantly loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Vernis Miller of Gassville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kelly and Brad Morris of Mountain Home and Stephanie Miller and her fiancé, Tyler Baumgardner of Gassville; her mother, Betty Wilhite of Gassville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Hulen and Bev Wilhite of Mountain Home, Keith and Sandy Wilhite of Flippin and Farron and Angie Wilhite of Mountain Home; a sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Darrell Fears of Midway; three grandchildren, A.J. and Kiley Morris and Hayden Miller; seven nieces and nephews, Brooke Young, Lindsay Newton, Jared, Justin, Jordan, Haley and Nick Wilhite and other relatives and many friends.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Norfork Lake Baptist Church with Pastor Hershel Conley officiating. Burial will be in Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tim Dover, Everett Meis, Shad Meis, Rick McGuire, Pete Byrd and Mike Hood. Jordan Wilhite will serve as honorary pallbearer

Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Norfork Lake Baptist Church.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Visitation for Doyle Garrison will be held Thursday September 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday September 21, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Boone Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Garrison and Pastor Bob Karnes officiating. Burial will be in Boone Creek cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Born to Etheyl (Hill) Garrison and Edd Garrison on May 16 1928 in Raymondville, MO, and died September 17, 2012 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 84 years, 4 months, and 1 day. Doyle married the late Marjorie (Crum) Garrison on April 8, 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lois Troutman, and his wife Margie.

He is survived by 3 sons, Steve Garrison and wife Karen, of Troup, TX, Dennis Garrison and wife Connie, of Fulton, MO, and Ron Garrison and wife Jane ,of Westminster, S. C., 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Doyle entered the US Army in January 1951 and was in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star and a United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 8, 1953.

Doyle was a devoted Christian and pastored for many years in Missouri and Oklahoma. He had a passion for the lost and a desire to bring the good news of our Savior Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. To the very end his stories of God’s miracle working power touched people in the hospital where he was. His legacy of the love of Jesus was clear to the people his family came in contact with in the hospice and touched many there. The comfort and peace of Jesus was seen in the room as he breathed his last breath. His life was an inspiration to many and he will be missed by many friends in Texas as well as his home state of Missouri.

He loved to fish and spent many joy filled hours at the rivers of Missouri and the lakes of Texas. His best times were out fishing with his boys and grandchildren even though he could never catch a bigger bass than Margie. The bass and catfish can swim a little easier here because Doyle is now fishing in the River of Life.

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