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Archive for October, 2013

John “Johnny” Popp, 57, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 19, 1955, in Aurora, Illinois to the late Alvin Leroy Popp, Sr. and Joyce Elaine Theurer Popp. He met Shawna at the roller rink. They were married on December 9th and had a strong love and partnership. Together they worked hard and raised two strong, sensible children, whom he was proud. John worked as a tool and die maker. His hobbies included drag racing with Scott, fishing Bull Shoals Lake, building his 1970 Camaro, which he enjoyed cruising, racing and improving. He also loved being a father and grandpa and spending time teaching his boys how to tinker and tune. Johnny had the kindest heart and was always the first to offer help. He loved hanging out with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Shawna Popp of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Jasmine Popp of Mountain Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Ismael Perez of Clay City, Illinois; two brothers, Alvin and Dustin Popp, both of Illinois; a sister Jimmie Jo Aranda of Illinois and five grandchildren, Montana, Dyllon and Lani Popp, all of Mountain Home and Jaylen and Josephine Perez, both of Clay City, Illinois.

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

Funeral services for Lonnie “Bud” Thompson, 50, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson died at 7:20 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013, at his home. He was born August 8, 1963, at West Plains, Missouri, to Lonzo and Genevieve Kelly Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a farmer. He enjoyed coon hunting and horses; and was one who always wanted to lend a helping hand to friends and those in need.

He is survived by one brother, Terry Thompson, fiancée, Sheila; ten sisters, Edith Cox, Mary Thompson, Wilma King, Esther Thompson, Janice Thompson, Josie Thompson, Judy Doss, Violet Curtis, Louise Thompson and Marie Mallory; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one sister, Betty King and one brother, Jimmy Thompson, precede him in death.

Mr. Thompson will lie in state from 9:00 a.m., Monday, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Plains Regional Animal Shelter, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Beulah Riegle, 91, formerly of Mountain View, passed away on October 20 at Plainfield, IL.

Burial for Beulah Riegle will be at 10 AM Tuesday, October 29 at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View. The family will receive their friends from 9-10 AM Tuesday at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View.

Funeral services for Elsie Evans of Thayer will be Sunday, October 27 at 2 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer

Doil Clark, 86, of Mountain Grove, passed away October 24 at Autumn Oaks Nursing Home.

Services will be held Saturday, October 26 at 10 AM at Craig-Hurtt Chapel of Mountain Grove. Visitation will be from 10 AM to 6 PM Friday. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, and left at the funeral home.

Goldie Mae Vermillion, 84, of Mountain View passed away October 23 in Mountain View.

Services will be at 10 AM Saturday, October 26 at Duncan Funeral Chapel of Birch Tree, with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.

Family will receive their friends from 6-8 PM Friday, October 25 at Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.

Michael Thomas Hinkley, age 41, son of Edward and Rhoda (Marcum) Hinkley was born May 9, 1972 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He died October 23, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.

Michael is survived by his parents of Michigan, a sister Michele Hinkley of Michigan and a brother Christopher Hinkley of Florida, his lifelong companion, Stacy Haggard of their home in Plato, MO, son, Jeremy Haggard (Bug), daughter, Deborah Haggard (stinky), daughter, Sami Martin and a son, Arturo Abherve, along with many friends and loved ones.

He loved working on computer graphics, golfing and NASCAR. He also loved watching Star Wars and all Sci-fi films. While Michael lived in Florida he loved going to Disney World. He also loved a battle of wits, which he won most of the time. Michael was a loving and caring father and spouse.

Michael’s heart was bigger than the great outdoors; he always had time for someone and always gave them a kind word. Michael was a member of Trinity Worship Center and head of the media department there. Truly he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Michael Hinkley Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

The family is hosting a Memorial Service Monday October 28, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Trinity Worship Center, 15015 Hwy AW, Evening Shade, MO. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Ralph L. Hall, Sr., age 92 of Ash Flat, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Richardson officiating. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

He was born June 17, 1921 in Ash Flat, Arkansas to Ben and Ada (Kissinger) Hall. He was a self employed business owner and rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Inez Cato.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ellen Hall of the home; two sons, Ralph L. Hall, Jr. of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Ronnie Hall of Arroyo Grande, California; two daughters, Diannia Hall-Clutts of Conway, Arkansas and Sherry Allen of California; two sisters, Vena Hobbs of Hanford, California and Helen Arend of Fresno, California; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Charles Ebenezer “Eben” Daggett II (“The Squeeze”) of Cherokee Village, Arkansas age 68, passed away on October 18, 2013. Eben was born on December 4, 1944.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Campus Box 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105, on-line donation to [] or Delta Waterfowl, P.O. Box 3128, Bismarck, ND 58502 or Ducks Unlimited 800-453-8257 in memory of Eben Daggett.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Chandler Daggett of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and two sons, Chandler Daggett and his wife Tawny Daggett of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Lindsey Daggett of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, Lindsay, Lexie, John, Aiden, and Macy; sister, Amy Myren of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; stepsister, Ann Brown of Wynne, Arkansas and Lynn Taylor of Greensboro, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents John Lockwood Daggett and Eugenia Daggett Windsor.

He graduated from T.A. Futrall High School, Marianna, Arkansas and went on to attend the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. He worked for Cooper Communities for 32 years before moving to Cherokee Village, Arkansas in 1991. Shortly after his move to Cherokee Village, he founded Daggett Development Corporation and American Land Company which he was the managing partner of.

He was an avid outdoorsman, whose passion was duck hunting with family and friends. He was a big supporter of Ducks Unlimited and was a past chairman of the Benton County Ducks Unlimited Chapter and received the “Distinguished Service Award”.

Velma Alene Kuehn, age 89, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Ethel Mae (Freeland) Tweed, was born April 12, 1924 in Solo, MO. She died October 22, 2013 in Houston, MO.

She married Norman Kuehn November 6, 1944 in Houston, MO. They had one daughter, Janis. She and Norman shared 53 years together. He passed away May 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Jane Wallace and Ruby Karr; one brother Thomas Tweed and a great-grandson, Scott Dye.

She is survived by her daughter Janis Dye of LaVeta, Colorado, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother Harold Tweed of Wisconsin and other relatives and friends.

After Velma and Norman married they lived in Wisconsin, New Mexico and Arizona. They retired to Houston in 1985. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, getting out and going for a drive with family or friends, getting together with friends at the Senior Center in Houston and playing cards. She served as an Ombudsman at Houston House for 10 years.

Velma cared about people, took an interest in their problems and was willing to help in any way she could. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Online condolences may be sent to

Visitation will be held Saturday October 26, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor David Kettner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.