M.L. ‘Toad’ Hollaway
Feb. 28, 1927-March 17, 2007
M. L. “Toad” Hollaway, 80, Goodman, Mo., died at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2007, at his home, following an illness since December, 2006. Toad was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Goodman, Mo., the son of Hubert Wesley “Bert” Hollaway and Ella (Sherwood) Hollaway and was a lifelong area resident. He served in the U.S. Navy and following his discharge, owned and operated Hollaway Food Locker in Goodman. He then served as McDonald County Collector for 20 years and following his retirement from there, he was a farmer. He was a former member of the Goodman Betterment Club; a former board member of the Goodman Fire Department and currently a board member of the Goodman State Bank.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Paula Jean Hollaway and his second wife, Birdie Wanetta Hollaway, who died on Oct. 20, 1999.
He is survived by a son, James “Jim” Hollaway and wife, Louise, of Goodman, Mo.; three grandchildren, Whitney Hollaway, Dakota Hollaway and Nathan Washam; and one brother, Fred Hollaway, Tulsa, Okla. He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Lee Giggie and a brother, Wayne Hollaway.
Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Jerry Hollaway officiated. Burial was in the Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery and serving as pallbearers were Nathan Washam, Dakota Hollaway, Stan Lankford, Kenneth Harding, Robert McKnight and Charles Silvers. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Christerson, Mike Ball, Terry Neece and LaVerne Beaver. Friends called at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Monday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the family received friends Monday evening from 6 until 7 at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Toad may be made to the Goodman United Methodist Church, c/o Clark Funeral Home.
Eugene Arthur ‘Chip’ Reid
July 21, 1954-March 13, 2007
Eugene Arthur “Chip” Reid, 52, Neosho, Mo., died at 6:24 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his home. He was born July 21, 1954, in Ottawa, Kan., to John Albert Reid and Eunice (Workman) Reid.
Mr. Reid was a lifelong area resident. He was a mechanic for the McDonald County Road Dist. and a 14-year veteran of the U. S. Navy, where he was Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of American Legion #163, in Neosho.
Chip is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Reid, Galveston, Texas; three step-children, Dustin Brashear, Helena, Mont., April Brashear, Springfield, Mo., and Hayley Brashear, Rocky Comfort, Mo.; his mother, Eunice Reid, a brother, John Reid, and a sister, Mary Hathaway, all of Neosho. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gerald Lee Reid.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 16, at IOOF Cemetery, Neosho, with Dr. Jerry Seigel officiating.
Friends called at the funeral home Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, Mo. 64850.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.
Clyde D. Bennett
March 30, 1921-June 14, 2007
Mr. Clyde D. Bennett, of rural Seneca, Mo., son of the late Harry and Margaret (Edwards) Bennett, was born on March 30, 1921, in the Coy Community of McDonald County, Mo. He departed this life on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri, at the age of 86.
He was united in marriage to Joye Mentzer on Dec. 4, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark. She preceded him in death on April 3, 2001.
Clyde was also preceded by his parents; a son, Daniel Clyde Bennett; six brothers, Jap, John, Bud, June and Floyd and Lloyd who died in infancy; and three sisters, Viola Cummings, Rosie Kelly and Vada Roark.
Clyde is survived by a son, Tom Bennett of Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Bonnie Wetzel and husband, Robert, of Seneca, Mo., and Kelly Holt and husband, Jeff, of Fayetteville, Ark.; five grandchildren, D.J. Bennett, Michelle Wetzel, Robin Wetzel, Lindsey Holt and Victor Bennett; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Bennett and Sierra Bennett; a sister, Clorina Mersman of Seneca, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Clyde served in the United States Army during WWII from August of 1942 to September of 1945. During this time he served as an infantryman, heavy mortar gunner and a tank driver, and achieved the rank of sergeant. He was awarded seven bronze stars for the following campaigns, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Central Europe. He was awarded various medals, including the Good Conduct Medal.
During most of his life, Clyde was a farmer and construction worker. He was a charter member of the Hope Community Church of rural Seneca, where he served as a board member, Sunday school superintendent and elder. Clyde was well known in the area for playing his fiddle in churches, nursing homes and various other events.
Funeral services for Clyde D. Bennett were 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2007, at the Hope Community Church with Robert Roark, Mike Roark and Roger Mills officiating. Burial followed in the Cummings Cemetery near Tiff City, Mo. The interment was officiated by Bro. John Rose. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers were, Floyd Austin, Larry Convirs, Jack Coyle, Maurice Mailes, Roger Mills and Randall Wilson. Music was provided by Carolyn Yocum, Doris Scribner, Barbara Martin and Don, Larry, Jason and Jonathan Marlow. The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 3 until 5 in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Claudia Bell Pedersen
Nov. 27, 1936-June 15, 2007
Claudia Bell Pedersen, 70, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Friday, June 15, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Claudia entered this life on Nov. 27, 1936, in Bismarck, N.D., born to the late Otis and Hazel Mae (Turner) Bailey. She was raised in Mason City, Iowa, and spent most of her life in Kansas and Missouri. She met Larry Gene Pedersen in Mansfiled, Mo., and on June 4, 1955, in Mason City, Iowa, they were united in marriage. To this union 11 children were born. Claudia had a profound love for her children and grandchildren and the memories they created will live on in the hearts of those she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 33 years, Larry Pedersen in October of 1988; two infant twins, James and Jane Pedersen; three grandchildren, Daniel Lee Pedersen, Jr., Jeremiah Pedersen and Cody Lee Pedersen; three brothers, Otis, Larry and Eugene Bailey; a sister Eleanor Spencer; and a nephew Todd Martin.
Claudia is survived by five sons, Larry Pedersen and wife, Louise, of Stark City, Mo., Dale Pedersen and wife, Brenda, of Anderson, Mo., John Pedersen of Southwest City, Mo., Joseph Pedersen and wife, Minnie, of Anderson, Mo., and Daniel Pedersen and wife, Connie, of Southwest City, Mo.; four daughters, Mary Jean Morgan of Noel, Mo., Jane Cash and husband, Kenneth, of Anderson, Mo., Roberta Mace and husband, Ray, of Anderson, Mo., and Kathryn Gardner and husband, Luther, of Pineville, Mo.; 33 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Margaret Quam of Mason City, Iowa; three brothers, Harvey Bailey of the state of Arizona, J.D. Bailey of Clearlake, Iowa, and Roger Bailey of Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Claudia Bell Pedersen were 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., with Pastor Haskell Martin officiating. Burial was in the Pineville Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Cody Lee Pedersen
June 26, 2004-June 15, 2007
Cody Lee Pedersen, 2, of Gravette passed away Friday, June 15, 2007, near Anderson, Mo.
He was born June 26, 2004, in Gravette to John and Anita (Varner) Pedersen. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Gravette.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, Anita Pedersen of Gravette; father, John Pedersen of Southwest City, Mo.; three sisters, Rebecca Varner-Young of Amherst, South Dakota, Felicia Parater and Patricia Varner, both of Gravette. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A visitation for Cody was Tuesday, June 19, 2007, from 6 until 8 p.m. in Gravette at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The service was held Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Lee Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Gravette.
Sheri Lynn Foster
Nov. 2, 1957-June 14, 2007
Sheri Lynn Foster, 49, of Pineville, Mo., departed this life on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo., after a brief illness.
Sheri entered this life on Nov. 2, 1957, in Shreveport, La., born to the union of Bill and Jeanetta (Meacham) Foster. Sheri spent most of her life in Shreveport. In 1995 she came to northwest Arkansas and in 1999 to Pineville, Mo. She was currently employed by Wal-Mart in Jane as a supervisor. Sheri truly loved the great outdoors where her favorite activities were hunting and fishing.
Her husband, Alva D. Caughman, preceded her in death.
Sheri is survived by two sons, James William Foster of Shreveport, La., and Jeremy Brandon Fregia and wife, Tabitha, of Pineville, Mo.; a daughter, Paige Parvaneh Starr and husband, Jason, of Nashville, Tenn.; a grandson, Elijah Weston Fregia; her parents, Bill Foster of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jeanetta Meacham of Searcy, Ark.; a sister, Elizabeth Foster of Searcy, Ark.; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Exciting Living Word Church in Anderson, Mo. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
George Leonard Burr
Sept. 4, 1940-June 12, 2007
Mr. George Leonard Burr, 66, of Anderson, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, from injuries sustained when his vehicle was swept from a bridge near Tiff City, Mo.
George began his journey on Sept. 4, 1940, in Neosho, Mo., one of five children born to the late Claude Johnson and Burnice Martha (Arwood) Burr. He was a lifelong resident of McDonald County. George married the love of his life, Carolyn Anne Greer, on Aug. 1, 1963, in Miami, Okla. He worked for Anderson Poultry Packers and Tyson Foods during his 44 years in the poultry industry. George enjoyed fishing, gardening, cutting wood and reading western novels. Above all George was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He cherished the time spent with his family. Family and friends will remember George as a hard working family man and a one-of-a-kind good ol’ boy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lee Burr.
George is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carolyn Burr of the home; three sons, Sandy Chandler and wife, Susan, of Needles, Calif., Randy Chandler and wife, Kim, of Anderson and Jeremy Burr of Bella Vista, Ark.; four daughters, Debbie Wolfenbarger and husband, Bryan, of Anderson, Jo Williams and husband, Kelly, of Neosho, Mo., Laura Hayward and husband, Mike, of Ozark, Mo., and Amy Poland and husband, Brian, of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Bythel Burr and wife, Mary, of Osceola, Mo., and Fred Burr and wife, Patsy, of Seneca, Mo.; one sister, Lilly Lewis and husband, Jerry, of Belton, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends who will remember George as a dear friend and neighbor.
Funeral services for Mr. George Leonard Burr were held 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2007, at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo. Pastor Jarvis Spears and Bro. Scott Leonard officiated. Burial followed the service at the Anderson Cemetery. Sandy Chandler, Randy Chandler, Jeremy Burr, Kelly Williams, Mike Hayward and Brian Poland honored their father’s life by serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Horton, Gary Stalker, Bob Campbell, Bryan Wolfenbarger, Ricky Horton, Bobby Campbell, Evan Campbell, Justin Chandler, Joshua Parsons, Garratt Williams, Jake Williams and Chase Chandler.
Visitation was Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from 2 until 8 p.m. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our website www. walker-dowd.com.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.