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Archive for July, 2013

Ruby “Granny” Marie Holloway Wood, 86, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born April 15, 1927, in Palestine, Texas to the late Edward and Bertha Wilhemina (Griffel) Holloway. Ruby relocated to Mountain Home from San Marcos, Texas in 1997 when she retired from the Internal Revenue Service after several years of service. She loved quilting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruby attended the Martindale Baptist Church in Martindale, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clinton McNiel Wood; six sisters, Hazel Fee, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barnes, Dee Dees and Dorothy “Jackie” Fields, Katherine Moorehead and Emma Lee Kirkland; two brothers, Edward Franklin “Sonny” Holloway, Jr. and Melvin Holloway.

Survivors include a son, Clinton Wayne Wood of Mountain Home;; six grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Wood of Texas, Thomas McNiel Wood of Oklahoma, and Crystal Renee, Caroline Marie, Matthew Dillon and Jacqueline Rose Wood, all of Arkansas; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging or the Baxter House Adult Daycare.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Mr. Emmons A. Pritchard, age 89 of Licking, MO passed away July 27, 2013 in Houston, MO. Visitation is Tuesday, July 30th, 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Service will be held Tuesday, July 30th, 11:00 A.M. Fox Chapel, Licking.

All arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO

Danny Lee Vaughn, 59, was born on October 10, 1953 in Canton, Illinois. He passed away in Midway, Arkansas July 25, 2013, at 3:10 pm at his residence.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Junior Vaughn and his mother, Gladys Irene (Harper) Johnson. Danny was a great man and would have done anything for anyone. We know he is in Heaven now, on a huge lake, in the boat of his dreams and he will be looking over us and waiting for us. We can’t express how much he will be missed, but he is in the best place ever & we will see each other again one day.

Survivors include his life partner, Alison Loe of Midway; a son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Suzy Vaughn; a daughter & son-in-law, Angie & Neil McInnis; granddaughter, Andrea McInnis; step-daughter, Amy Henson; grandson, Dominic Henson; granddaughter August Henson; step-daughter, Megan Loe, all from Mountain Home; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Rick Whitney of Lewiston, IL, Debbie and Terry Watson, Vickie and Randy Towery, and Valerie and Kevin Alwood, all from Canton, Illinois; five nieces; five nephews; six great-nieces, four great nephews and many more more family and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home. All family and friends are invited. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Graveside services for Mildred Emo McKee, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2013, at Howell Valley Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. McKee died at 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 1, 1922, near West Plains, Missouri, to Orny J. Sharp and Lillie Jane Taylor Sharp. She was the owner and operator of Sharp’s Café and remained actively involved until her retirement. Mrs. McKee was a Christian, was of the Methodist Faith and attended United Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Ron Robinson, wife, Dianne, Columbia, Missouri and Larry Carter, wife, Kathy, West Plains, Missouri; two grandsons, Larry N. Carter, Jr. and Dr. Greg Carter; two great-grandchildren, Levi and Jacy Carter and their mother, Julie Carter; two step-sons, Jimmy McKee and family and Harry Joe McKee, Jr., and family; and several nieces and nephews, including nieces Rosemary Owens and Evelyn Burk.

Her parents, four brothers and three sisters, precede her in death.

Mrs. McKee will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Howell Valley Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Evelyn Faye Peters, 84, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on July 23, 2013 at her home.

Visitation will be Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00pm at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Monday July 29, 2013, 10:00am at First Baptist Church, with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.

She was born February 4, 1929 in Mountain View, Missouri, the daughter of Edward Raleigh and Nina Belle (Porter) David. Evelyn graduated from Mountain View High School in 1946 as Valedictorian of her class. She was united in marriage to Darrell Glenn “Pete” Peters on April 18, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri. The couple made a loving home for their children, Marla, Nina, and Alan.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert P. David; three sisters, Imogene Merritt, Erma Hall, and Mildred Smith; one grandson, Brian Roberts; and one granddaughter, Ashley Russell.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Darrell Peters, of the home; two daughters, Marla Russell and husband, Donnie, and Nina Roberts and husband, Rickie, all of Mountain View; one son, Alan Peters and wife, Becky, of Humansville, MO; three brothers, Eugene David, Wayne “Butch” David and wife, Jeanne, and Lloyd David, all of Mountain View; one sister, Eileen Hoskin of Cape Girardeau, MO; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Early in her marriage, Evelyn worked as a disbursing officer for the U.S. Navy on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. She later worked as school secretary in Carthage and Springfield schools. After returning to Mountain View, Evelyn worked in food service alongside Pete for 16 years at the family business.

Evelyn was baptized at an early age and served the Lord in many capacities throughout her lifetime. She served as church clerk and also as a Sunday School teacher at Little Zion Baptist Church. She loved music and playing the piano and was a member of a gospel quartet. She filled in as substitute choir director. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain View where she helped with the Awana program. Evelyn loved sharing the message of salvation with others.

Evelyn loved to sew and make baby quilts. She was always anxious to make a craft for the David family reunion. She spent time reading books and her Bible. She loved to walk and enjoyed the outdoors. She enjoyed her rose garden and she especially enjoyed visits from her great grandkids. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Morgan and staff, OMC, Mercy-Mtn. View, and Hospice for the care of their wife and mother.

Graveside services for Carl Elonzo Driscoll, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Homeland Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Driscoll died at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born February 9, 1935, at West Plains, Missouri, to Vernie and Helen Bales Driscoll. On May 29, 1961, he was married to Lynne May. After 20 years, he retired from Marathon Electric in 1997. To say Carl was a talented man and could do anything is an understatement. If he didn’t have a tool to fix something, he would make one that would. He was accomplished in building muzzleloader guns, wood carving, leatherwork, oil painting and drawing to name a few. He was dearly loved by his devoted wife of 52 years and he was the best Daddy, PaPa and friend of many. Carl had made peace with the Lord and now waits for us in Heaven.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne Driscoll, of the family home; one daughter, Lori Young, husband, Mike, West Plains, Missouri; grandson, Matthew Richardson, wife, Chrystal; great-grandson, Lennon Richardson, Carl Junction, Missouri; granddaughter, Amanda Langley, husband, Jamie; great-grandchildren, Izabel and Benjamin Langley, Fort Smith, Arkansas; granddaughter, Carlea Driscoll, Fort Smith, Arkansas; son Mike Driscoll, West Plains, Missouri; grandson, Michael Driscoll, wife, Simone, Parker, Colorado; son, Douglas Driscoll, West Plains, Missouri; grandson, Daniel Driscoll; special friends, Chip Wright, Dave Baker and Kent Watkins, who he thought of as sons; sister-in-law, Joy Finch, West Plains, Missouri; brother-in-law, Robert Linville, Fox, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His son, Timothy Carl Driscoll, his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eddie and Cora May, precede him in death.

Mr. Driscoll will lie in state from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

A private memorial service for Rick Dean Morgan, 60, Moody, Missouri, will be held at the family home.

Mr. Morgan died at 10:30 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013, at his home.

He was born November 22, 1952, at West Plains, Missouri, to Clarence Morgan, Jr. and Christine Driver Morgan. On September 23, 1978, he was married at Washington, Illinois, to Patti Ashbrook. Prior to his decline in health, he was owner of Ricky D’s at South Fork, Missouri. He loved fishing, motorcycling and spending time with friends and family, especially his great-nephews. Rick loved to barter, was always willing to trade a piece of gum for a nail.

He is survived by his wife, Patti Morgan, of the family home; two sons, Ryan Morgan, wife, Jenny, South Fork, Missouri and Calvin Morgan, wife, Stacey, Greeley, Colorado; sister, Vicky Dian Morgan, significant other, Jill Shelton, South Fork, Missouri; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ashbrook, Pomona, Missouri; brother-in-law, Mike Ashbrook, wife, Rose, West Plains, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

His parents and brother-in-law, Doug Ashbrook, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to James Ashbrook Scholarship Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Cheryl Lee “Cherie” Reavis, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at First Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Cherie died at 3:10 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born June 20, 1951, at West Plains, Missouri, to Edward Lee “Harry” Reavis and Dorotha LaGene Newberry Reavis. As a young adult, Cherie accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at First Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher and church organist. She had also served as organist at Second Baptist Church. She was a bookkeeper for a tax service, and then was appointed by Governor Ashcroft as the local fee agent for the Missouri Department of Revenue. When the administration changed, she went to work for Morlan-Shell Ford as a receptionist. Cherie loved reading, face booking with her many friends and keeping in touch.

She is survived by her mother, Dorotha Reavis, West Plains, Missouri; special friends, David and Sandy Evans and family; and several cousins.

Her father, sister, Patricia Reavis, infant brother, Jackie Lynn Reavis and two uncles, Charles and Frank Reavis, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ruby Maxine Allen, age 86, daughter of Ernest and Mary (Varnell) Wren was born March 22, 1927 in Huggins, MO. She went to be with her Lord on July 19, 2013 in the Texas County Hospital, Houston, MO.

She married Charles Lester Allen on June 13, 1942. They were married almost 48 years. Charles passed away on March 4, 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter Lori and two half-brothers.

She is survived by 4 children, two sons: Eddie Allen and wife Barbara of Monett, MO and Don Allen and wife Becky of Cabool, MO; two daughters: Jeanette Pinson and husband Mike of Mtn, Grove, MO, and Coleen Allen of Kansas City, KS, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, one sister Pauline Northcutt and husband Kenneth of Huggins, MO, and many other family members and special friends made throughout the years.

Maxine had given her life to the Lord many years ago. She loved to serve Him and always looked forward to time spent with her sisters and brothers in the Lord at church services or any activities associated with the church. She had a great love for her children, grand children and great grandchildren. She always found time to be with them. These were treasured moments and she enjoyed each one.

Maxine had many interests. She loved music, could play by ear and had learned to play several different instruments. She enjoyed genealogy and could be counted on to come up with family history, names and events, when needed. She especially loved the out of doors, working with flowers, or just being able to sit and watch the sunset. Just being outside was a little closer to her Master.

Maxine was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandparent and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were Tuesday July 23, at 10:00 am in the Crossroads Of Faith Church. Pastor Junior Hutsell officiated with burial in Bado Cemetery. Pallbearers were

Bryan Allen, David Young, Mike Pinson, Chad Pinson, Bryan Orwig and Mike McGuirk. Memorials may be made to Texas County Memorial Hospital or Crossroads Of Faith Church. On-line condolences may be sent to

Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Linda Sue Pendergrass, 64, Gepp, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Enterprise Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pendergrass was called home to be with her heavenly Father at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

She was born August 7, 1948, at Bexar in Fulton, County, Arkansas, to George Aaron Cowgill and Nellie Alzada Porterfield Cowgill. She attendedViola High School and on July 18, 1965 was married to the love of her life, Russell Pendergrass, who preceded her in death on October 17, 2010. This love brought forth a son, Melvin George Pendergrass and a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Edwards. She was the proud granny to Codie Lynn Pendergrass and Russella Lynne Johnson and her husband, Jeremiah Johnson. Linda was a Christian and had been an active member of Enterprise Baptist Church for forty-three years. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and always volunteered to help where needed. She loved to sing and witness to others about God. Linda worked on the family farm and was a hairstylist for over thirty years at Professional Hair Designers. She was constantly helping others and serving her community. She enjoyed spending her free time following her grandkids activities and visiting with family and friends. Her twinkling eyes and cheerful smile could light up a room. She was truly a caring and loving person, who was beautiful inside and out. There was not a doubt as to how much she loved her family, friends and God.

She left behind her children and grandchildren, who were her pride and joy; her brothers and sisters, Lee and Darlis Cowgill, David and Sue Cowgill, Marcia Griffin, Anita and Don Mitchell, Fay and Lanny Griffee; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Royce and Alice Pendergrass; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was greeted at Heaven’s gates by her husband, parents, grandparents, son-in-law, Keith Edwards and a brother-in-law, Earl Griffin.

Mrs. Pendergrass will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Wednesday until 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Relay for Life or American Diabetes Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at