Jack A. Eyre
Feb. 13, 1927 - March 27, 2002
Jack Alexander Eyre, 75, of Anderson, Mo., died at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Freeman East Skilled Nursing Unit in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mr. Eyre was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Niagra Falls, N.Y. to the late Cyril and Beatrice (McKay) Eyre. He had lived in Anderson, Mo., for seven years, coming from California. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from the Boeing Corporation in California in 1993.
He was an avid square dancer, where he met his wife, and married Wanda Farlin Dec. 29, 2000, at Siloam Springs, Ark.
Additional survivors include four sons, Don Eyre and wife Cheryl, John Eyre and wife Andrea, and Jimmy Eyre all of the state of California, and Jeff Eyre and wife Sheryl of Washington; three daughters, Diana Mallory and husband Dennis, Sue Reddrick and husband Tim and Joy Eyre all of the state of California; two brothers, Bill Eyre of California and Bob Eyre of Washington; one sister, Geraldine Johnson of Virginia; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
Cremation will be handled by Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark.
Memorial services for Mr. Eyre will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Burial of the cremains will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Ella Maye Russell
June 3, 1916 - March 29, 2002
Ella Maye Russell, 85, of Salina, Okla., formerly of Jane, Mo., died Friday, March 29, 2002, at 4:45 p.m. at Mayes County Medical Center in Salina, Okla., after an illness.
Ella Maye Russell was born June 3, 1916, in Embree, Mo., to the late Lewis B. and Malinda C. (Price) Hogue. She lived most all of her life in Jane, Mo., except for the last eight months when she had lived in Salina, Okla. She was a homemaker. She was a skilled seamstress who loved to read and sew for her grandkids and spent all her time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Russell, who died Feb. 16, 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, one grandson and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Guy Russell and wife Brenda of Pineville, Mo., Richard L. Russell and wife Wynetta Pineville, Mo., Rex Russell and wife Vera of Jane, Mo.; one daughter, Linda Parker and husband Paul of Salina, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ella Maye Russell will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at the Jane Church of Christ in Jane, Mo. Jeff Lyn, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo.
Pallbearers will be David Parker, Glen Parker, Tommy Parker, Johnny Russell, Mike Russell and Rex Russell, II.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 1, 2002, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Aug. 5, 1941 - March 29, 2002
Lee Sands, 60, of rural Windsor, Mo., died Friday evening, March 29, 2002, at her son’s home in rural Windsor.
She was born Aug. 5, 1941, the daughter of Thomas Edward Denton and Leota (Richards) Denton. On Jan. 23, 1965, in Windsor, Mo., she married John Milton Sands who preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2001.
Mrs. Sands was a homemaker.
Mrs. Sands is survived by a son, John Phillip Sands of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Louise Walker of Windsor, Mo.; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Billy John and Lynn; three great-grandchildren, Taylar, Ty and Zachary; and her mother, Leota Denton of Noel, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor, Mo. The Rev. Elmer Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens in Clinton, Mo.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Lucy ‘Lucybird’ Gillming
Nov. 7, 1920 - March 26, 2002
Mrs. Lucy May “Lucybird” Gillming, 81, of Lanagan, Mo., died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at 3:40 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Lucybird Gillming was born Nov. 7, 1920, at Red Cloud, Neb., to the late Edward and Minerva Arbella (Sutton) Davis. She had lived in Lanagan since 1986, coming from Noel, Mo. She owned and operated the Main Grill in Noel, Mo., for a number of years and then worked at Ben Franklin in Noel for 12 years.
She married Howard Gillming Nov. 12, 1942 at Hastings, Neb. He preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1986. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include five sons, Everett Gillming of Noel, Mo., Gerald Gillming of Galena, Kan., Marvin Gillming of Oakhurst, Texas, Dennis Gillming of Centerton, Ark., and Gary Gillming of Lanagan, Mo.; two daughters, Louise Garretson of Platte Center, Neb., and Dorothy Johnson of Marion, Ill.; one sister Marguerite Phelps of Hastings, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucybird Gillming will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo. Burial will be in the Noel Cemetery at Noel.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 28, 2002, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, where the family received friends.
Douglas Dale Marion
Oct. 1, 1980 - March 25, 2002
Douglas D. Marion, 21, of Pineville, Mo., died at 9:38 am. Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., as a result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Marion was born Oct. 1, 1980, to Roy Dale and Velma Faye (Sanders) Marion in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a construction worker at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He had lived in Pineville, Mo., for 14 years.
Survivors include his parents, Velma and Walter Wood of Pineville, Mo.; nine brothers, Steven Hudson and wife, Connie, of Gravette, Ark., Preston Harmon and wife, Jessica, of Centerton, Ark., Richard Harmon and Jackie Hardin of Jane, Mo., Jason Scott Wood and Glenda Kindle of MS, Karl Glenn Wood of Rudy, Ark., Jason Harmon and wife, Brandy, of Gravette, Ark., Brandon Wayne Marion, Christopher Lee Marion and Kevin Marion all of the home; five sisters, Georgia Ritter and husband, Bill, of Rogers, Ark., Heather Shahbazian and husband, Hamby, of San Jose, Calif., April Streit and husband, Patrick, of Reno, Nev., Joni Marion and Ryan Montgomery of Pineville, Mo., and Jessica Wood of the home; a paternal grandmother, Walter Wood of Pineville, Mo.; a maternal grandmother, Bonnie Sanders of Westville, Okla.; seven nephews and 16 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Dale Marion, on March 7, 2002.
Graveside service for Mr. Marion will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo. The casket will remain closed.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from noon to 8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hazel Irene Pickens
March 31, 1915 - March 27, 2002
Hazel Irene Pickens, 86, of Anderson, Mo., made her transition to Heaven on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 7:25 p.m. at Beverly Health Care in Anderson, Mo., after an illness.
Hazel I. Pickens was born March 31, 1915, in Anderson, Mo., to the late William Franklin and Clara Mae (Wier) Pickens. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Pickens DeLys, one brother, William “Dean” Pickens, and one niece and one nephew.
Hazel spent most of her life in McDonald County, Anderson, near the Bethel community. She attended school in the elementary school of New Bethel and the high school of Anderson, Mo. She attended nurses training at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. She worked for Dr. Reynolds at the Reynolds Hospital in Neosho, Mo., and worked several years at Camp Crowder. She retired to her farm at Anderson, Mo., to care for her father. She was a great lover of farm freedom and she cared for and respected all animals.
Survivors include two sisters, Ada Pickens and niece Shelley of Bellevue, Wash., Ethel Pickens Marinellie of Goodman, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews of different states.
Graveside services for Hazel Irene Pickens will be held Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the New Bethel Cemetery west of Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Bob Wilson and the Rev. Ronnie Tosh will officiate.
The family respects all thoughts of flowers but desires all memorial contributions be made to Beverly Health Care of Anderson in care of the Ozark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Anderson, MO 64831.
Herbert Winter, Jr.
Oct. 24, 1921 - March 28, 2002
Herbert Edward “Eddie” Winter, Jr., 80, of Washburn, Mo., died Thursday, march 28, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
He was born Oct. 24, 1921, at Bar Harbor, Maine, to Herbert Edward Winter and Mary Edward Milliken Winter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn. After honorable discharge in 1945 he moved to the Washburn area to make his home. He was a self-employed painter and a life member of the international Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. He loved to garden, read and trained cattle, stock and guard dogs for many years. He was a non-denominational church member, meeting in member homes, and was a lifetime member of the DAV. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert R. Winter, and his wife, Mamie Lucille Snow Winter, March 24, 1983.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Kaye Learned of Washburn, Lynda Corinne Thompson of Eagle Rock, Mo., and Margaret Ellen Hackett of Seligman; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral is set for Saturday, March 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Sisco Funeral Home Chapel in Pea Ridge. Ken Lerwick and John Culver will officiate.
Burial is to be in Antioch Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post #9063 of Bella Vista, Ark.
Visitation is to be held Friday, March 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.