April 13, 1950-May 18, 2004
Roy Sherman Reed, 54, of Anderson, Mo., died on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 3:35 p.m. as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 90 in McDonald County, Mo.
Roy Reed was born on April 13, 1950, in Anderson, Mo., to the late Presley Sherman and Ruby Lucille (Elliot) Reed. He had lived all of his life in the Anderson, Mo., area.
He was a member of the Buffalo Creek Baptist Church in Tiff City, Mo. He had been a McDonald County Employee for about eight years.
Roy Reed is survived by one daughter, Misty Hargis of Joplin, Mo., one brother, Joe Reed of Claremoore, Okla., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Roy Reed were held on Saturday, May 22, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Creek Baptist Church in Tiff City, Mo. Pastor Mike Evans officiated. Burial will be held in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Visitation was held on Friday, May 21, 2004 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given for the college fund for his grandchildren. Contributions should be made to the Hargis-Starchman College Fund in care of the funeral home.
Richard L. McClellan
April 27, 1955-May 19, 2004
Rocky Comfort, Mo. - Richard L. McClellan, 49, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at his home.
Richard was born April, 27, 1955, at Cassvile, Mo., to Hugh Carson and Clona Dell (Brazell) McClellan. He had lived most of his life in the Rocky Comfort area.
He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother, Clona; two sons, Bradley Allen McClellan of Jefferson City, Mo., and Richard Lee, Jr. “Chip” McClellan of Neosho, Mo., along with one sister, Connie Christen of Monett and one grandchild.
He had worked as a drywaller in the construction business until he became disabled.
Services were Monday, May 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Wheaton Funeral Home in Wheaton, Mo., with visitation preceding the services at 1 p.m. until service time. The Rev. Duane Barnett officiated. Burial was held at Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo.
Dec. 29, 1913-May 19, 2004
Kathleen Browning, 90, of Noel, Mo., died on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:40 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Kathleen Browning was born on Dec. 29, 1913, in Noel, Mo., to the late Charles Arthur and Mattie Ellen (Donaghue) Browning. She had lived most of her life in Noel, Mo. She was a member of the Noel United Methodist Church. She was an owner, an operator, manager of the Bluff Dwellers Cavern in Noel for many years.
Kathleen Browning is survived by one brother, Forest Browning of Noel, Mo., two sisters, Marta Lou Browning of Anderson, Mo., and Reita Bunch of Noel, Mo.
Cremation was done by the Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark. A memorial service for Kathleen Browning was held on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 4 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo. The Rev. David Howlett officiated. The cremains are to be buried at a later date in the Butler Creek Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ark.
Iris W. Ramsey
April 16, 1915-May 19, 2004
Iris W. Ramsey, 89, of Noel, Mo., died on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 9 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Iris Ramsey was born on April 16, 1915, to the late Floyd and Nellie Pearl (Alexander) Woods in the Liberty Community of McDonald County, Mo. She lived in the Southwest City/Noel areas most of her life. She was a homemaker, farm wife and U.S.D.A. Poultry Inspector. She was a charter member of the Southwest City American Legion Ladies Auxillary.
She married Harry Benjaman Ramsey on April 22, 1941, at Anderson, Mo. He died on July 28, 1990. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Jim Woods and Ted Woods, and one sister, Fern Mitchell.
Iris Ramsey is survived by one daughter, Jean Ann Sovereign and husband Mark of Neosho, Mo., one brother, Stewart Woods of Grants Pass, Or., two sisters, her twin Ivy Price of Goodman, Mo., and Violet Schepis of Garden City, N.Y., two grandchildren, Scott Wylie and wife Jill Gengelbach-Wylie of Orlando, Fl., Lily Soveriegn of Springdale, Ark.,and several nephews and neices.
The funeral service for Iris Ramsey was held Saturday, May 22, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo. The Rev. Hank Gorman officiated. Burial was held in the Southwest City Cemetery, in Southwest City, Mo. Pallbearers were Scott Wylie, Mark Sovereign, John Price, Sr., Jim Price, Doug Price, and Mark Price. Honorary pallbearers were Robbie Price, John Grant Price, and Bob Price.
Visitation was on Friday, May 21, 2004, at the Ozark Funeral Home, in Noel, Mo., from noon until 8 p.m. The family received friends from 7 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
April 4, 1943-May 22, 2004
Betty Sharon Martin, 61, of Anderson, Mo., died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at 4:22 p.m. at Freeman-Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after an illness.
Betty Martin was born April 4, 1943, in Jane, Mo., to the late Luther Lewis and Marjorie (Jones) Lewis. She was a lifelong resident of McDonald County. She was a homemaker.
She married J.L. Martin Feb. 17, 1959, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home in Anderson, Mo. Additional survivors include one son Jerry L. Martin and wife, Patricia of Southwest City, Mo., and their children, Lindsey Jo Martin and Anthony Hall; one daughter, Kelly D. Griffith and husband Rocky of St. James, Mo., and their children, Megan, Kolgy and Reagan; her mother Marjorie Lewis of Pineville, Mo.; three brothers, Jerry Lewis of Raymore, Mo., James David Lewis of Carthage, Mo., Dennis Lewis of Garfield, Ark.; two sisters, Norma Gardner of Pineville, Mo., Donna Peck of Anderson, Mo.
Graveside services for Betty Lewis was Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo. The Rev. Larry Jones officiated.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from noon until 7 p.m. The family received friends from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert Nunley, Jr.
July 10, 1979-May 22, 2004
Robert Wayne Nunley, Jr., 24, of Anderson, Mo., died Saturday, May 22, 2004, in Jewett, Texas, of injuries received in an auto accident.
Robert Nunley, Jr., was born July 10, 1979, in Neosho, Mo. He was a lifelong McDonald County resident. He graduated from McDonald County High School in 1997 where he was active in FFA. He was a regional champion bull rider during high school. He graduated from Franklin Tech in Joplin in 1998. He was currently working for Allstate Tanks of Grove in the Houston, Texas, area.
Robert Nunley, Jr., is survived by two sons, Colby Nunley of Stella, Mo., Jonathan Nunley; his mother, Kim Cooper and stepfather Ray of Anderson, Mo.; his father Robert Nunley, Sr., and stepmother Kelly of Seneca, Mo.; two brothers, Jacob Nunley and Travis Nunley, both of Anderson, Mo.; two sisters, Alison Nelson and Desa Cooper, both of Anderson, Mo.; four stepsisters, Jennifer Mitchell of Joplin, Mo., Jamie McAllister of Neosho, Mo., Kristy Smith of Joplin, Mo., and Tammy Cooper of Neosho, Mo.; one stepbrother, Tyler Yates of Seneca, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Bob and Nancy Robertson of Anderson, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Bob and Joan Nunley of Anderson, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Rupert and Shirley Green of Miami, Okla.
Graveside services for Robert Nunley, Jr., were held Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the New Bethel Cemetery in Anderson, Mo. Mr. Lance Meador officiated.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from noon until 8 p.m. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the organ donor program in care of the funeral home.
Nov. 16, 1933-June 16, 2004
Darrell Gene Wallis, 70, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Anderson, Mo., died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at his home in Spokane, Wash., after a sudden illness.
Darrell Wallis was born Nov. 16, 1933, in Anderson, Mo. He attended school in Anderson, Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Okla., and one semester at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. He then moved to California and then to Spokane, Wash., where he has lived most of his life.
Darrell Wallis is survived by his mother, Pearl Wallis of Anderson, Mo.; one brother, Dale Wallis of Woodbridge, Va. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Wallis and one brother, Robert Wallis.
Graveside services for Darrell Wallis was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004, at the New Bethel Cemetery in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Paul Wilson officiated.
Gayle Brock and Carl Thomas were honorary pallbearers.
There was no visitation. Local arrangements were under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.