Gerry R. Mount
Dec. 28, 1938 - Nov. 19, 2003
Gerry R. Mount, 64, of Southwest City, Okla., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at 7:48 p.m. at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after an illness.
Gerry was born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Grove, Okla., to the late Raford and Alta Nell (North) Mount. He was raised in the Southwest City area until the age of thirteen. He returned to the area in 1972 coming from Los Angeles, Calif. He owned and operated various businesses. He was very active for 29 years with the friends of Bill W.
He married Karla Sue Lay on Oct. 24, 1957, at Bell Gardens, Calif. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Kerri Johnson of Bentonville, Ark., and Kelly Elley of Picton Ontario, Canada; a twin brother, Jerry Mount of Diamond Bar, Calif.; a sister, Nancy Maurine Harrison of Rosebud, Ark.; five grandchildren. BreAnna, Micah, Cameron, Amelia and James. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many, many friends whose lives he has touched so deeply.
Funeral services for Gerry Mount were held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Southwest City, Mo. The Rev. Mark Elley officiated. Burial was in the Southwest City Cemetery at Southwest City, Mo.
Visitation was Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Mo., from 4 until 8 p.m. The family received friends at that time at the funeral home.
Gary W. Hansbrough
Feb. 13, 1951 - Nov. 20, 2003
Gary W. Hansbrough, 52, Seneca died at 7:14 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at his home after an illness.
Gary was born Feb. 13, 1951, the son of Wayne and Betty Hansbrough in Maywood, Calif. He was a Viet Nam Army veteran. He worked as a pressman for a copping company.
Gary married Cindy Fortner April 20, 2002, in Miami, Okla., and she survives.
Additional survivors include one son, Brian Hansbrough, Noel, Mo.; two daughters, Angie Reed, state of Kansas and Heather Hansbrough, Winterset, Iowa; two step-daughters, Callie Hillburn and Chanae Fortner; his father and mother, Wayne and Caroline, Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Larry Hansbrough and Dennis Hansbrough both of Des Moines, Iowa, and Wayne Hansbrough of Houston of Texas; one sister, Cyndi Hinson, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Noah Reed, Brittany Reed, Starley Reed, Adam Huffman and Zachary Hansbrough.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home Chapel, Seneca, with Bro. Gordon Thorn officiating. Burial was in the Seneca Cemetery with Fred Comfort, Jim Fellows, Randy Fortner, Chris Fortner, Terry Finch and Jerry Taylor serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends after 5 p.m. at the family home, 1303 Wyandotte St., Seneca, Sunday.
July 27, 1946 - Nov. 20, 2003
Shirley Jean Ethridge, 57, of Anderson, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2003, at 7:55 p.m. at Freeman-West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Shirley Jean Ethridge was born July 27, 1946, in Noel, Mo., to the late James A. Garfield and Susie (Anderson) Mathews. She was a lifelong resident of McDonald County, Mo.
She married Glen Ethridge on April 12, 1974, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include one daughter, Tammy Mills of Pineville, Mo.; five grandchildren, Timothy Mills, Tyler Mills, Tara Mills, Travis Crowder and Tessa Crowder; two brothers, Sherman Mathews of Carterville, Mo., and Henry Mathews of the state of Idaho; two sisters, Hazel Leach of Anderson, Mo., and Dixie Pogue of Sulphur Springs, Ark.
Funeral services for Shirley Ethridge were 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Doris Schlessman officiated. Burial was in the Butler Creek Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ark.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3 p.m.
Joe M. Collins
May 31, 1944-Feb. 3, 2004
Joe Mitch Collins, 59, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, with his wife and children by his side.
Joe was born May 31, 1944, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a truck driver for 40 years. Joe was a member of Buffalo Creek Baptist Church of Tiff City. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. He enjoyed going to the children’s homes of Miami, Okla. He loved seeing God’s world from a motorcycle with his wife Nelda.
He is survived by his wife Nelda, three daughters - Kristi Reemer of Oklahoma, Tina Lowe and husband Bradley of Oklahoma, Lori Remer of Oklahoma, one son - John Collins and wife Myra of Arkansas, his mother - Mary Ballard of Anderson, three brothers and one sister, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, maternal and paternal grandparents.
He was so loved by his family and many friends. He will be missed so much by all who knew him.
Funeral services for Joe Collins were at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Anderson, Mo. Bro. Mick Evans and Bro. Dale Wilson officiated. Burial was in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in West Fork, Ark.
Pallbearers were Ed Hults, Don Hopper, Tommy Layer, Mike Hall, Chet Smith and Bob Floriano. Grandchildren Justin Collins, Jeremy Collins, Ike Remmer and Utah Remmer were honorary pallbearers.
Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willow Crest Children’s Home in Miami, Okla., in care of Ozark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Anderson, MO 64831.
Feb. 16, 1936-Feb. 4, 2004
Ethel Faye Durbin, 67, of Anderson, Mo., died at 5:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Durbin was born on Feb. 18, 1936, in Turkey Ford Community, Okla. She had lived in Anderson, Mo., most of her life. She was a cafeteria cook at the high school in Anderson, Mo., at Hudson Foods in Noel, Mo., and at church camp. She was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church at Goodman, Mo. She loved teaching Sunday school before losing her eyesight.
She married Ralph Durbin on June 28, 1958 in Yakima, Wash. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Kevin Durbin of Anderson, Mo.; two daughters, Janice Durbin of Anderson, Mo., and Norma Farmer of Pineville, Mo.; a brother, Clayton Burtrum of North Carolina; two sisters, Kathern Vickers of Joplin, Mo., and Vinita Carey of Oronogo, Mo.; five grandchildren, Tony McReynolds, Katie Baker, Desarae Farmer, Cameron Farmer and Sierra Farmer.
Funeral services for Ethel Faye Durbin were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Herman Jolly officiated. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Visitation was on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, from noon until 7 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Ethel Faye Durbin in care of the funeral home.
Nov. 24, 1933-Feb. 4, 2004
Wilburn Charles “Shorty” Nance, 70, of Sallisaw was born Nov. 24, 1933, at Lookeba, Okla., to Wilson and Blance Edna Carter Nance. He died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in Sallisaw, Okla. He was a laborer.
He is survived by: four daughters, Elsie Nester of Kansas, Angela Massey and husband, Milton, of Marble City, Okla., Amy Rider and husband Larry Trent, of Marble City, Okla., and Abby Baber of Sallisaw, Okla.; one sister, Geraldine Williams Clark and husband, Ted, of Arizona; four nephews and one niece; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; wife, Shirley Nance; a brother, Douglas Nance; and two sisters, Mildred May Freestone and Lucille Scott Ramsey.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Belfonte Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Osburne officiating. Burial was in Belfonte Cemetery under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
Pallbearers were Milton Massey, Trent Rider, Larry Hines, Cliff Baber, Bo Summers and Robert Johnston.
March 20, 1921-Feb. 4, 2004
Inez Mary Levier, 82, of Pineville, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at McDonald County Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Anderson, Mo., after an illness.
Inez Levier was born on March 20, 1921, in Gypsium, Kan., to the late Alphansus and Grace (Akers) Haley. She has lived here for two years, coming from Manhattan, Kan., to be closer to her son. She was a member of the Catholic church in Manhattan, Kan. She formerly worked as a dietitian at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands, Melvin Johnson, Lee Raymond Tilden, Tommy Webb and Joe Levier. She was also preceded in death by two children, a daughter, Shirley Engles and a son, Douglas Lee Tilden a twin of Delor Tilden, a brother Dale Haley and a sister Arlene Lambden.
Inez Levier is survived by one son Delor Tilden and his wife, Judy, of Pineville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother Arthur Haley of Camden, Kan., and one sister, Mercedes Gifford of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services for Inez Levier were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Burial was in the Pineville Cemetery in Pineville, Mo.
Visitation was on Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, from 10 a.m. until service time at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.