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Archive for April, 2013

David Lynn Brim, age 54, son of Lenard and Shirley (Bullock) Brim was born October 22, 1958 in Licking, MO. He passed away on April 17, 2013 in Salem, Missouri.

David grew up in the Texas County area.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He is survived by his parents Lenard and Shirley, two brothers: Douglas Brim of Solo, MO and Darrell Brim of Houston, MO, numerous relatives and friends.

David supplied firewood for much of the area. He would make sure no one went without heat, no matter what the weather was outside. He was a good mechanic, and worked on transmissions for many people in the area.

He loved the outdoors, going fishing and especially visiting with friends. He was a great cook and loved to supply the main dish for family reunions and family gatherings.

David was a loyal friend and neighbor. He was willing to give you the shirt off of his back. He was the first to show up and the last to leave in any situation in which people needed help. He was a man of his word. You knew if David said he would do something, it would be done, his word with a handshake was better than any written document.

David accepted Jesus as His Savior and is now enjoying being in His presence.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the David Brim Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

A Memorial Service was held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday April 20, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home with Paul Murray officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at Friendship Cemetery at a later date. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

collinsFuneral services for Winfred Emmert Collins, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Collins died at 7:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born May 6, 1920, at Roosevelt, Missouri, to Hobart Garrett Collins and Alice Amanda White Collins. On May 25, 1946, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Lillian Freeman. Mr. Collins was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. He was a farmer and had been a school bus driver for twenty-five years for Willow Springs School District. Mr. Collins was a member of Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Collins, of the family home; four children, Shirley Bunch, husband, Junior, Twin Bridges, Missouri, Lennie Collins, wife, Sharon, Mountain View, Missouri, Michael Collins, wife, Tammy, Twin Bridges, Missouri, and Robin Collins, wife, Brenda, Willow Springs, Missouri; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Fern Collins, Eldon, Missouri, Mary Collins, Mountain Grove, Missouri, and Helen Wyas, Chandler, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one infant granddaughter, Savannah Elizabeth, great-grandson, Jayce Groves, two sisters, Eva Gilbert and Francis Anne, two brothers, Wilford and J.R. Collins; one infant brother, four infant sisters, and two brothers-in-law, Earl Gilbert and Ray Wyas, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Inman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Inman Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Pearl Emogene Stout, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Gentryville Church of God, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stout died at 4:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born January 23, 1930, at Mountain Grove, Missouri, to James Tony Parker and Lois Mae Coble Parker. During her childhood years, Pearl lived in Mountain Grove, Missouri and her teen years in Sanger, California, where she graduated high school. On March 18, 1950, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Byron Virgil Stout, who preceded her in death September 5, 1998; to this union, five children were born. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She loved all kinds of music, singing and dancing (she would take her apron off and do the Charleston for her grandchildren). She loved to paint, cook, read and was a good seamstress; she had a great sense of humor. Most of all, her family came first. Mrs. Stout was a Christian and attended Gentryville Church of God.

She is survived by five children, Jim Stout, wife, Gala, West Plains, Missouri, Dean Stout, wife, Nancy, Drury, Missouri, Terry Stout, wife, Pam, Republic, Missouri, Mary Mayberry, husband, Ted, Dora, Missouri and Robin Corrier, West Plains, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Marie Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband, one grandchild, Kevin Adams, one great-grandchild, Kenneth Stout, her parents, one brother-in-law, John Brown and one sister-in-law, Vida Smith, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gentryville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gentryville Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Zolton Orosz, 95 of Highland, Arkansas died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home with Cecilia by his side.

Born Saturday, March 30, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late John Orosz and the late Szerena Kovacs Orosz. He started his military service in the Army at the age of 17 in 1937. he finished at the rank of E8 in the Air Force in 1952. He was a Veteran of World War II. After the military he became a Rancher and a Master Carpenter.

Survived by his wife Cecilia “Bornhort” Orosz. sons, Michael Orosz, John Orosz and Thomas Orosz, daughters, Georgia Harris, Mary Ruth Wiles, Suzan Jones, Karen Burton, Therese Crosby and Paula Baldridge. 41 grandchildren and spouses, 53 Great Grandchildren with 5 expected during 2013.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday at St Michael’s Catholic Church with the Fr. Linus Ukomadu officiating. Interment will be in Orosz Family Tree Cemetery, Highland, AR.

A Rosary will be held at 5:30pm Thursday in Heath OAk Hill Chapel.The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be sent to In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o at St. Michael’s Church Cherokee Village, AR 72529.

Arrangments are by Heath Funeral Home of Highland.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Shirley “Jo” Moak, 68, a resident of Midway passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her residence.

She was born February 12, 1945, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Cullen Anderson and Lillian Mae Finley Loflin. Jo was a veteran of the United States Air Force. After her military service she worked as a Registered Nurse for over 17 years. Jo married Jimmy Edward Moak, Sr. on April 17, 1972, in Hamburg, Arkansas. They relocated to Midway in 1995 from West Monroe, Louisiana. She loved bowling; spoiling her grandchildren and singing with her husband, Jim. Jo was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Jean Ethridge.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Jim Moak of Midway; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Sean Brady of Mountain Home and Jimmy, Jr. and Jennifer Moak of Monroe, Louisiana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mandy and Randy Bennett of Mountain Home, Jodi and James Rogers of Gepp and Tammy Peoples (Moak) of Mountain Home; a step-daughter, Melinda Joyner of Calhoun, Louisiana; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Melba and Roy Aston and Francis Wallace, all of Monroe, Louisiana; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Word of Life Church with the Reverend James Ramsey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Funeral services for Robert Leroy Aborn, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Aborn died at 7:17 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born December 29, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, to Oran L. and Hattie M. Johnson Aborn. On November 12, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Lorene Hicks, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2005. Mr. Aborn was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. Before his retirement, he was employed with Southwest Truck Body (now DRS). Mr. Aborn was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle and had preached at Mt. Carmel, Field Creek, and Pentecostal Revival Center. He had preached at over two hundred funerals and was a chaplain at West Vue Nursing Center.

He is survived by three children, Patricia Knox, Springfield, Missouri, Bob Aborn, West Plains, Missouri and Chuck Aborn, Springfield, Missouri; one grandson, Jason Knox; one great-granddaughter, Alison Knox; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, two sisters, Ina Mae Griffin and Elsie J. Roe, one nephew, Leroy Griffin and one son-in-law, John Knox, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Charles Otis Davis, 83, passed away after a long illness on April 13, 2013 at Licking Park Manor. He was born on the Ancestral home on Brushy Creek Road on January 15, 1930 to William Gilford and Leona Melinda (McGibney) Davis.

Otis was of the Christian faith. He enlisted in the Army January 17, 1952 and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged December 9, 1953 as a Corporal, receiving the Korean Service Meal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Meal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He worked for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in Chicago. Otis was also a carpenter in St.Louis. He was dedicated to his home and land and built his own home a short distance from the family home. Otis was awarded the Missouri Century Farm award in 1993.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Sharon Genene, three brothers; Ernest McGibney, Erman McGibney and John W. Davis and a sister, Ruth Mae Castleman.

Surviving is a sister Mary Lou O’Neill of North Port, FL, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jerome Charles “Jerry” Haydam, age 69, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.

He was born August 28, 1943, in Volo, Illinois to Karl A. and Lillian (Vogl) Haydam.

Raised and educated in Volo, Jerry lived most recently in Poplar Grove, IL, and in Midway, Arkansas, splitting time between his sister, Joan, and his brother, Don.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by Heppner Manufacturing in Round Lake, IL, Carestoel Nursing Home in McHenry, Illinois, and Bobby’s Barrel Inn in Volo, Illinois.

Jerry loved to meet and talk with people, making many friends throughout the years. He loved baseball and football, and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He also enjoyed bowling, sometimes bowling up to three times per week while staying with Don. He loved music, dancing, and singing, trains of all kinds, as well as attending the Lake County Fair. He was excited to travel with his family, and was always eager to mow his brother’s lawn on the riding mower.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Karla Haydam of Dallas, Pennsylvania, Joan (Gene) Evans of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Margorie (the late Norbert) Krambeer of Grayslake, Illinois, Donald Haydam of Midway, Anita (the late George) Vanderweil, Wonder Lake, Illinois, Arthur (Sandy) Haydam, Katy, Texas, Leon (Celine) Haydam of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Marilyn Haydam of Johnsburg, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a brother, Ralph, in 1952.

Visitation was will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home, 2833 Highway 62 West, Mountain Home, Arkansas with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Volo, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, P.O. Box 128, Norfork, Arkansas 72658.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Della Mae Pauley, 65, of Birch Tree, Missouri died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her home. She was born June 2, 1947 in Beards Fork, West Virginia, the daughter of William and Alice (Alderman) Henderson.

Della was united in marriage to Samuel David Pauley on April 12, 1964 in Oak Hill, West Virginia and to this union, three children were born: Samuel David Jr., Dan, and Stephanie.

She was preceded in death by her father and one son, Samuel David Pauley, Jr.

Visitation will be Tuesday April 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Wednesday April 17, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Birch Tree, MO.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Pauley, of the home; her mother, Alice Bjork of Berryville, AR; children, Dan Pauley and wife, Mary, Woodstock, IL and Stephanie Shelton and husband, Josh, Summersville, MO; three sisters, Donna Richardson and husband, Bill, Belvidere, IL, Linda Lambert, McHenry, IL, Dale Smith and husband, William, Rockton, IL; two brothers, Richard Henderson and wife, Patty, Berryville, AR and David Henderson, Eureka Springs, AR; and four grandchildren, Andrew Pauley, Cassandra Pauley, James Hunt, and Ashley Hunt.

Della was a member of First Baptist Church, Birch Tree. She was a retired Police Dispatcher.

Della loved bowling, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Annette SmithDorothy Annette Smith, age 73 the daughter of Frank Hartley and Dorothy (Knowlton) Smith was born November 16, 1939 in Springfield, MO. She passed away on April 10, 2013 in Houston, Missouri.

Annette grew up in Stockton, Missouri and attended Stockton schools graduating in 1957. She was the middle child, three years younger than her brother Hank and three and a half years older than her sister Susan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy.

She is survived by her brother Hank and wife Mary Smith of Stockton, MO and her sister Susie of Stockton, MO; a nephew James Smith of Sikeston, MO and a niece Suzanne Davis of Lee Summit, MO and other family members and friends.

Annette attended Drury College in Springfield, graduating in 1961 with a degree in Home Economics. She later attended MSU in 1965 to become certified as a Vocational Home Economics Teacher (now Family and Consumer Sciences). In 1967 she began teaching Vocational Home Economics in Houston, MO. She retired in the spring of 1995 after teaching 28 years.

She was a member of many educational organizations, serving on the executive board of the Missouri Home Economics Teachers Association for many years and on numerous committees and as committee chairs for the National Association of Vocational Home Economics Teachers. She was chosen to be in the Houston Schools Hall of Fame in 1999. She wrote that “It was quite an honor to be chosen by my peers.” She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an invitation only group, and PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Annette and her Mom Dorothy helped to start Chapter LD of PEO in Stockton in the 70’s. They were both charter members.


Annette loved to travel. During her college years she went to Europe with a Drury school sponsored class. She loved it, coming home with a wish that she “had been a better history student”!! In addition to this trip she traveled to many of the United States and went on cruises to Alaska, Norway, and the Caribbean, up the Saint Lawrence Seaway and down the New England coast during the fall foliage season. She, Susie and friend Rita spent a week in Branson for the past several years, going to shows and shopping.

She had many hobbies including doing counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, knitting and most of all reading.

Annette began attending the Stockton Presbyterian Church (then called Hugh F. Ross Presbyterian Church) when she was young. She was baptized and joined the church during a revival in 1954. She moved to Houston, MO and attended the Methodist Church while there. After returning to Stockton she went back to her home church serving as an elder since 2004.

Annette touched the lives of many young people she had taught and knew. She helped many in their struggles and was an unseen helping hand to many others. However her greatest gift of giving was to her sister Susie. When her Mom died in 2002, Annette began to take care of Susie. She was a loving and devoted sister to her.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to Houston Education Foundation or Stockton Presbyterian Church, in her honor, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

A Celebration of her Life was held at 11:00 A.M. April 15, 2013 at the Houston United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Duckworth officiating. A Graveside Inurnment followed at 4:00 P.M. at the Stockton City Cemetery with Pastor John Tranbarger officiating. Cremation and services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.