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Archive for December, 2013

Oliver Dale Crismon, age 83, son of Virgil Ray and Polly (Chatham) Crismon, was born October 14, 1930 in Evening Shade, Missouri. He passed away on December 17, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday December 20, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Eugene Earp officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Crismon, Matt Landers and Jason Crismon. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Edgar Springs, MO under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Fern Marcella, and four brothers, Farrell, Charlie, Lester and Bob.

Dale married the love of his life Fern Marcella Jones on February 14, 1954. They enjoyed 59 years together. They had two children, Marilyn and Rick. They had many wonderful times together.

Dale is survived by one son, Rick Crismon and wife Bobbie of Minooka, IL, one daughter Marilyn Crismon of Springfield, MO; three grandchildren, Jason, Jenna, Jamie and one great grandchild, Tovah; one brother Bill Crismon of Independence, MO, one sister, Anna Ruth Crismon of Plato, MO and other family and friends.

Dale loved the outdoors and going hunting. He always had a great sense of humor. He was very giving and always was willing to help anyone in need.

He attended church at Plato First Baptist.

Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made to Plato First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Eva L Evans, 88, of Mountain Home passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013, at her residence.

She was born October 1, 1925, in Otisco, Indiana the daughter of Carl and Maud (Montgomery) Groskurd.

Survivors include two sons, Gary (Janet) Evans, and Terry Evans, of Mountain Home; a daughter, Connie Evans of Jeffersonville, IN; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Locally are grandson, Josh Evans (Kayleigh Feist, fiancée) and great grandsons, Calvin and Corbin Evans; and Kayleigh’s son Landen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother, and husband John Evans.

A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Charlestown, Indiana. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Mrs. Linda Gay McCarty,age 70 of Highland, Arkansas died on Monday, December 16, 2013, at her residence.

She was born July 4, 1943, to the late Robert and Madge Prevo McComas.

She is survived by: sons, Gailon McCarty of Paragould, AR, Scott McCarty of Highland, AR and Allen Dale “Tootie” McCarty of Highland, AR; daughter, Tammy Tinsley of Highland, AR,; brothers, Robert E McComas of Ash Flat, AR, Orville McComas of Panama City, FL; sister, Glenda Smith of Monette, AR; 11 grand children, several great grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews and friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jim McCarty and brothers, Henry McComas, Robert McComas, Raymond McComas, Donnie Ray McComas and Ray McComas.

A graveside service will be held at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould on Thurdsay, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Bro. Marty McComas officiating.

Arrangements by Wortham Funeral Home of Highland were the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday December 18, 2013.

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Glenna “Micki’ Speer, age 70, of Winfield, Mo. passed away December 15, 2013. Graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Licking Cemetery.

Under direction of Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences at


Graveside services for Roger Dale Hunt, 62, Lanton, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Moody Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunt died at 10:13 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born October 31, 1951, at West Plains, Missouri, to Tess Hunt and Ruth Helen Nicks Hunt. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1969 and had worked as an electrician at Cawvey Electric for over twenty years, until his retirement in June of 2012. Mr. Hunt played in the Moody Creek Band and loved NASCAR and football.

He is survived by three brothers, Junior Hunt, wife, Vonda, West Plains, Missouri, Ronnie Hunt, Forsyth, Missouri and Norman Hunt, wife, Beverly, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Aliene Gordon, husband, Wayne, Dodge City, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and one nephew, precede him in death.

Mr. Hunt will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Wednesday until 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Charity Mae Adams, age 16, of Licking, Mo. passed away December 13, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Service will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will be in a family cemetery.

Under direction of Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences at

Dr. George Howard Rodgers, age 87 of Prairie Village, Kansas (formerly of Licking, Mo) passed away December 14, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Fox Chapel.

Service will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment will be in Licking Cemetery.

Under direction of Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences at

Funeral services for Geraldine Ream, 90, of Thayer will be Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 AM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Chapel in Thayer Thursday from 6-8 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Thayer Fun and Friends group, or the Shady Oaks Activity Center.

Graveside services for Edwin Dies, 86, of Willow Springs will be Wednesday, December 18 at 10 AM at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery on Highway 137 N., Willow Springs.

Arrangements are under Willow Funeral Home in Willow Springs.

Mr. Ronald Lon Schindler, Sr. age 65, of Ozark Acres, AR, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence,

Ronald was born on September 12, 1948 in Rockford, IL to the late William and Reola Theodore Schindler.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Gunnin Schindler; son, Ronald Schindler, Jr.; daughter, Ronda Schindler; grandchildren, Sandra Brown, Marie McNaughton, Hailey Schindler, Samantha Schindler, Jacob McNaughton, Tomas McNaughton Jessica Mendes, Ryder Schindler and Adrianna Schindler; sisters, Carol Bradford, Sheryl Thigpen and Roxanne Barney. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Cole Brown, Ariel Mendes, Toby Mendes and Presley Brown.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00PM at the Ozark Acres Clubhouse.

Arrangements by Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

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