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Archive for September, 2013

Funeral services for Roy T. Eagleman, 92, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Eagleman died at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born February 2, 1921, at Leota, Missouri, to Edward Barkley Eagleman and Ella Mae Crawford Eagleman. On January 18, 1942, he was married to Sylvia Belle Burden, who preceded him in death on April 13, 2000. On June 1, 2001, he was married to Bessie Mae Divelbiss. Mr. Eagleman received his education at Prairie Grove Elementary, Bakersfield High School and Bolivar Baptist College, Bolivar, Missouri. He attended Prairie Grove Church of Christ his entire life, being a member for more than seventy-five years. He served as an Elder, teacher and preacher. He was known and respected for his extensive Biblical knowledge, especially in Old Testament history. He taught school at Free Union Elementary for two years. Mr. Eagleman was a veteran, having served for three years in the Pacific Theater in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, ending his service with the rank of Corporal. He received pilot’s training and was decorated in Gunnery, Marksmanship and Plane Armorer. He was active in 4-H club work as a leader, served on the Howell County Extension Council, was elected Southern Judge of Howell County for six years, was Township Committeeman for ASCS for several years and was elected as Southern County Commissioner for four years. He served as Republican committeeman for Benton Township for many years. He was instrumental in helping to establish Neighborhood Watch and the Moody Volunteer Fire Department and served as President of the Moody Community Association for more than twenty years.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Eagleman, of the family home; five children, Donald Eagleman, West Plains, Missouri, Arthur Eagleman, wife, Katie, Tomball, Texas, Ida Mae Cawvey, husband, Leon, Moody, Missouri, David Eagleman, wife, Sharon, Garber, Oklahoma and Rebecca Beasley, husband, Dennis, West Plains, Missouri; two step-children, Jarretta Rose, husband, Mack, Beebe, Arkansas and Joe Divelbiss, wife, Linda, Caulfield, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Patrick Eagleman, Jennifer Seidel, Max Cates, Ed Cates, Dan Busenbarrick, Wendy Dixon, Thomas Eagleman, Monica Cawvey, Jeanie Castro, Larry Eagleman and Jackie Pemberton, II; five step-grandchildren, Brian Rose, Lesley Smith, Stan Rose, Lori Shannon and Cody Divelbiss; ten great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Allen Eagleman, Redding, California, John Eagleman, wife, Goldie, Caulfield, Missouri and Joe Eagleman, wife, Doris, Lawrence, Kansas; three sisters, Reba Sigler, Moody, Missouri, Lu Harper, husband, Fred, Ocala, Florida, and Wilma Boyd, husband, Houston, Odessa, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, first wife, Sylvia, one daughter, Vivian Busenbarrick, great-grandson, Robert Dixon, IV, three brothers, Edwin, Virgil and Ralph, two sisters, Grace Mahan and Fern Harber and son-in-law, George Busenbarrick, precede him 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 Free Union Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Paragould Children’s Home, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Kathryn Ann (Walker) Vicry, age 86 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born July 8, 1927 in Hardy, Arkansas to Thomas W. and Berta Ann (Daugherty) Walker.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel located in Highland, Arkansas. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Vicki Strickland, Tom Vicry, Jay Strickland, Shane Vicry, Tammy Vicry, and Chelsea Buswell. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Vance, Jim Park, Harry Park, John Logan, Jack Sigman, Chris Trevino, Buck Buchanan, Rob Jackson, Paul Bax, Jim Sample, Shawn Yeisley, Tony Wood, Andrew Strickland, and Spencer Strickland.

She was a teacher for many years and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Kathryn was a member of the Hardy United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Hill Vicry; and one sister. Survivors include one son, Thomas Walker Vicry and wife Tammy Candress of Dayton, Tennessee; one daughter, Vicki Strickland of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; one sister, Mildred Jackson; three Grandchildren; two Great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will begin Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hardy United Methodist Church located in Hardy, Arkansas with Marion Fleming and Dewey Dark officiating. Burial will follow in the Hardy Cemetery located in Hardy, Arkansas.

Wilma Doris Smith, 82 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.

She was a member of United Methodist Church.

Survived by her sonsRandell Smith of Oxford, AR. and Steven Smith of Missiouri Vally, Iowa.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Heath Funeral Home, , Highland, Arkansas.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Graveside services for Kenneth McKee, 61, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2013, at Ledbetter Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. McKee died at 9:25 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born March 30, 1952, at West Plains, Missouri, to James Paul McKee and Marie Fox McKee. He worked at McKee Log Homes. He enjoyed making a garden, was an excellent wood craftsman and was known to be able to build anything.

He is survived by his father, James McKee, Brixey, Missouri; his mother, Marie McKee, Dora, Missouri; four brothers, Keith McKee, Brixey, Missouri, Kelly Ray McKee, Crider, Missouri, Kevin McKee and Carol, Crider, Missouri and Kerry McKee and Alice, Brixey, Missouri; two sisters, Jo Ellen McKee of State of Colorado and Joyce Ledbetter, West Plains, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and special cousins, John and Kati McKee.

Mr. McKee will lie in state from 2:30 p.m., Thursday until Noon Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Barbara Jane Pinkston, daughter of Vernon W. and Cecil Blanche (Welch) Biram, was born November 10, 1944 in Plato, MO. She left this earth for her heavenly home on September 23, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO at the age of 68.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed Pinkston, and three brothers; Noel, David and Wayne Biram.

Barbara was united in marriage to Edmond Pinkston on June 14, 1969 and to this union two sons were born, Mike and Randy.

She is survived by her sons; Mike Pinkston and wife Whitney and their children, Jacob, Hannah and Harper of Springfield, MO and Randy Pinkston and wife Daisy and their children, Austin, Trenton and Hayden of Competition, MO, two brothers; Bob Biram and wife Susan of Plato, MO and Johnny Biram and wife Alvina of Licking, MO, three sisters; Carolyn Mason of Roby, MO, Faye Breeden of Lebanon, MO and Clara Tryan and husband Bill of Springfield, MO, a multitude of nieces, nephews and dear family members, Diane Ingalls and Cheryl and Benny Haney.

Barbara held many jobs, she owned and operated the Plato Café for a number of years, and was also a secretary for the Village of Plato and the Township. Her greatest “job” was owning and operating her day care at her home. She really enjoyed “her kids”.

Barbara lived and loved life. She was a very busy lady that gave her time to many people and projects. She was a very loyal and long term member of Roby Christian Church, where she was church secretary, Sunday school and Bible school teacher. Barbara enjoyed playing softball as a young adult. She loved attending activities and sports for her grandchildren.

She was an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook, Barbara always looked forward to the family vacations, specifically the Rocky Mountains. She could also play an exciting game of cards; she played many games of pitch and pinochle with her family and friends.

Barbara is now enjoying her time with her Savior, whom she loved so dear, and greeting her loved ones that went on before her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made to the David Murray Family in his fight against pancreatic cancer, C/O Mike or Randy Pinkston 32585 Hwy O Falcon, MO 65470, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent to

Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Friday September 27, 2013 at the Roby Christian Church, with services beginning at 2:00 P.M. with Brian Ingalls and Jeff Wofford officiating. Pallbearers are; J D Biram, Kevin Haney, Cayl Steinbrink, Aaron Lemons, Don Atterberry, David Meckem, Davin Hobbs and Ron Biram. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Berylee Martin, 75, West Plains, Missouri, passed away September 19, 2013, after an aggressive battle with cancer.

He was born February 13, 1938, at Moko, Arkansas, to James Almone “Al” Martin and Juanita Beatrice Chestnut Martin. He enjoyed a great life the Ozarks has to offer. He was a simple strong man, an avid quail hunter. Berylee was a long time resident of West Plains; he was always ready to share a cup of coffee and shoot the bull.

He is survived by his children, Tony Martin, West Plains, Missouri and Jessie Legan, husband, Chris, Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Timmy Squires, West Plains, Missouri, Anthony Martin, West Plains, Missouri, Tonya Martin, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood and Jay Legan, Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Jerry Martin and Family, Prairie Village, Kansas.

His parents, one sister, Alverna Martin and one niece, Kelly Martin, precede him in death.

“Be true to your work, your word and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

Funeral services for Judy “Mimi” Dixon, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Central Church of Christ under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dixon died at 10:25 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at her home after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born October 17, 1950 at Kansas City, Missouri to Verlin Leland Payne and Nima Jean York Payne. She graduated from the West Plains High School and studied accounting at Draughan’s Business College. On October 22, 1971, she was married at West Plains, Missouri to Joe Bill Dixon. Mrs. Dixon had worked at the West Plains Daily Quill and for many years at the West Plains Family Clinic and Burton Creek Medical Clinic before retiring to be with her grandchildren. She became a Christian and was baptized at an early age; Mrs. Dixon attended the Brandsville Church of Christ.

In the words of her family, “Judy was one of the most selfless people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. We were so blessed that God gave us such a wonderful example. Things just will not be the same without her in our home and in our church home. She wasn’t a loud person who drew attention to herself, but everyone knew about her through her kindness and love. She was steady and her faith in God and in her family did not wavier. We never heard her say a bad word against anyone. We saw her help people who did not deserve it and we saw her love people who took advantage of her. She always worked at bringing her family together and then would sit and enjoy the show. Even on her last day, we gathered with her and sang, told stories, looked at pictures and laughed. We know she was happy with that. She was a beat in our family that was strong and steady and one that we will continue to hear and feel even though she has gone on. We have all been blessed to know and love her.”

She is survived by her husband, Joe Bill Dixon; two sons, Greg Dixon, wife, Jamie and children, Laura Ruth, Lily Jo and Judge and Chad Dixon, wife, Jessica, and children, Kaylea, Emma and Joby; Kameron Moss, of the family home; one brother, Carl Payne; two sisters, Elaine Payne and Debbie Payne; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and a lifelong friend and cousin, Linda Sue Taylor, as well as many more cousins.

Her parents, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glenn and Ruth Dixon, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Meltaberger Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meltaberger Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be express at

Graveside services for Michael Emitt Webster, 64, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2013 in the Veterans Section, Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Webster died 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born October 11, 1948 at Blytheville, Arkansas to Emitt S.Webster and Aileen Yount Webster. He graduated from the Alton High School with the Class of 1966 and on February 6, 1971 was married at Rover, Missouri to Letha Brazeal. Mr. Webster was a veteran having served with the United States Army. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Mr. Webster was a member of the Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife, Letha Webster, of the family home; two children, Erin Jennifer Martin, husband, Kevin, and Michael Christopher Webster, wife, Kari, all of West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mariah Martin, Kourtney Squire, Ian Martin, Zachary Sharp and Meagan Martin; one brother, Gary Webster, wife, Karen, Mexico, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Alice Chamberlin, husband, D. T., West Plains, Missouri and Ruby Veon, husband, Harry, Red Oak, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Cleo Brazeal and two sisters-in-law, Violet Day and Barbara Stamp, precede him in death.

Visitation was held Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jerry Peebles age 91 of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas passed away September 21, 2013 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born July 19, 1922 at Smithdale, Mississippi to parents Benona and Esther “Gerald” Kellett. She was a teacher for many years and a member of the Hardy United Methodist Church, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and a Dedicated Democrat. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Earl T. Peebles.

She is survived by one son Tom Peebles and wife Joy of Russellville, Arkansas; two daughters Ann Gammill and husband Kevin of Chattanooga, Oklahoma and Barbara Jean Martin and husband Charlie of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will begin Tuesday September 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Hardy United Methodist Church located in Hardy, Arkansas with Rev. Marion Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located near her home.

Visitation will begin Monday September 23, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home located in Highland, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Mike Nix, Charlie Bostian, Jackie Pickett, Dale Foley, Jonathan Rhodes and Jack Kimbrell

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the STARS Academy at 200 General Street Batesville, Arkansas 72501 Phone: 1-870-793-3200

Anne Mary Whyte, 70, of Mountain Home passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 25, 1943 to the late General Howard and Beth Robinson Whyte. Anne was a graduate of UCLA. She was the producer and advertising director of Lands End Catalog. She was an active member of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Anne was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Barrett of Mountain Home; two sisters, Linda Heater and Donna Smith both of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Easterling officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Association, 8605 Cameron Street, Silver Springs , MD 20910.

The online obituary and guest book are available at