Billy Ray Garcia
Aug. 9, 2001 - Aug. 9, 2001
Billy Ray Garcia, infant son of Veronica and Edgar Garcia, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001. He was born Aug. 9 at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville.
He is survived by his parents, Veronica and Edgar of Noel, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Maria E. Leal, also of Noel, and paternal grandparents, Pedro and Maria Garcia of Monterey, Mexico.
Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 13, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bentonville City Cemetery with Father Michael Sinkler and Father Pedro Valdez officiating.
Funeral services were handled by Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Bentonville, Ark.
Alta Pearl Laughlin
Aug. 22, 1913 - Aug. 13, 2001
Alta Pearl Laughlin, 87, of Goodman, Mo., died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Freeman-Neosho Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Laughlin was born Aug. 22, 1913, in McDonald County, Mo., and was a lifelong resident. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of the Goodman Baptist Church.
She married W.E. Laughlin June 4, 1932 and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Dale Laughlin of Stella, Mo., six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Glen Laughlin, on July 11, 1984.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the Clark Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories in Neosho, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Buchanan, Johnnie Buchanan, Kendall Laughlin, Danny Laughlin, Roger Laughlin and Bob Laughlin. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Laughlin.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho from noon until 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
John I. Leininger
Feb. 29, 1940 - Aug. 6, 2001
Mr. John I. Leininger, 61, of Lanagan, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at 10 a.m. at his second home in Bella Vista, Ark., after a sudden illness.
Mr. John I. Leininger was born Feb. 29, 1940 in Pottsville, Penn., to the late Leroy and Lydia Clarissa (Hauser) Leininger. He had lived in Lanagan, Mo., on a farm for about five years and prior to that lived for five years in his home in Bella Vista, Ark. He moved to this area from New York. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sergeant Major after 28 years of service. He also served for two years in the Marines. He has worked at J.B. Hunt in Rogers, Ark., since 1989. He drove a truck for about three years and then worked in the road services department. He was a member of the Masons and the Eastern Star in Junction City, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Leininger; two daughters, Petra Morgan and her husband, Lanny, of Omaha, Neb., and Elisabeth Stafford of Lanagan, Mo.; two grandsons, Alexander and Jonathan; two sisters, Judy Starr and Dolly Bowman, both of Pottsville, Penn.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 10, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson First Baptist Church in Anderson, Mo. Mr. Tom Ellis, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, where the family received friends. A Masonic Service was conducted by the Anderson Lodge #621.
March 15, 1937 - Aug. 7, 2001
Eleanor May “Bobbie” Stancell, 64, of Pineville, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after an illness.
Bobbie Stancell was born March 15, 1937 in Colcord, Okla., to the late Kenneth Coe and Gertrude Pearl (Spence) Smith. She had lived in McDonald County since 1971, coming from Wichita, Kan. She had worked as a cashier at both Kilmer’s and G&W groceries in Noel, Mo., at Sunbeam in Neosho, Mo., as a seamstress in an upholstery shop in Anderson, Mo., and as a chiropractic therapist in Pineville, Mo.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherrie Sims and Teresa L. Bennett, both of Pineville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Dusty Demeritt, Tyler Demeritt, Miriah Demeritt and James Bennett; one brother, Faye Smith of Gentry, Ark.; and one sister, Zella Philport of Colcord, Okla.
Funeralmation services will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Cremation will be handled by Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark., following the service.
The family will receive friends at a visitation held Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
Dennie C. Hobson
July 8, 1943 - May 28, 2002
Dennie C. Hobson, 58, died May 28, 2002, at St. Louis, Mo., following a sudden illness.
Mr. Hobson was born July 8, 1943, in Granby, Mo. He married Linda Drake Feb. 19, 1970, and she survives.
He is also survived by his mother, Alice Hobson; four siblings, Barbara Kuropata of Houston, Texas, Ernest Hobson, Gary Hobson and Tamara Thurman, all of Granby; and several nieces and nephews.
Dennie received a Bachelor of Sociology degree from SWMU. He worked for Joplin Regional Center and Family Services for 15 years. He was a professional musician for most of his life. He owned Hobson’s music in Neosho and taught music for the last 13 years.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Granby Memorial Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawayne Lasiter, Jamie Otten, Pat Stewart, Jack Cooper, Harry Sprenkle and Bob Lanham.
Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home in Granby from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home.
Oct. 12, 1939 - May 29, 2002
James Martin “Jim” Winberry, 62, of Goodman, Mo., passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his residence after an illness.
Mr. Winberry was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Malten, Mo., and had lived in the Goodman area for over 30 years. He was self-employed as a farmer and had worked for Moark Industries, Anderson, as a driver for two years. He was a United States Navy veteran.
He married Eva A. Reina in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1960. She survives at the home.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Eva Freeborn of Joplin; a son, Wesley Winberry of Columbia; his mother, Dorothy Winberry of Neosho; three sisters, Zella Ashley and Mavis Underwood, both of Viola, Ark., and Betty Smith of Neosho; three brothers, David Winberry of Neosho, John Winberry and Wesley Winberry, both of California; his uncle, Martin Winberry of St. Louis; and six grandchildren, Natalia Ann Winberry, Aaron Alexander Winberry, Anna Renee Winberry, Ericka Nicole Freeborn, Stevan Reece Freeborn, and Lane Patrick Freeborn.
Services were held Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Parker Mortuary Chapel. Wayne Burtcher officiated. Interment followed at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family received friends Thursday at Parker Mortuary Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sally Ann Davidson
Jan. 18, 1925 - May 24, 2002
Sally Ann Tracy Davidson, 77, of Anderson, Mo., did at 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Sally Davidson was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Anderson, Mo., to the late L.L. “Rip” Tracy and Bessie Marie Roark Tracy, She lived all of her life in Anderson. Sally was saved on Nov. 5, 1935, and was a member of the Anderson First Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, a choir member, G.A. leader, and with the Helping Hands. She was also a 53-year member of Chapter DL, P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was a homemaker.
Sally married Russell James Davidson July 28, 1945 in Pocomoke, Md. She was preceded in death by her husband Dec. 22, 2001, and by her parents and her only brother, L.L. “Bob” Tracy.
She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Steve Kisker of Lenexa, Kan., Dianne and J.B. Dill of Anderson, Mo., Suzanne and Dale Stuart of Rogers, Ark.; five grandsons, David Dorothy, Jason Dill and wife Jill, Brandon Dill and wife Amy, Craig Stuart, and Doug Dorothy and wife Emily; one granddaughter, Jill Stuart, and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Sally Davidson was held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Anderson First Baptist Church in Anderson, Mo. Tom Ellis, minister officiated. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Grandsons David Dorothy, Jason Dill, Brandon Dill, Craig Stuart and Doug Dorothy served as pallbearers.
Visitation was held May 27, 2002, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Anderson First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the Ozark Funeral Home in memory of Sally Davidson.