James Price Langley
Feb. 1, 1921 - Jan. 30, 2003
Mr. J.P. Langley, 81, of Anderson, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at 12:50 a.m. at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mr. J.P. Langley was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Southwest City, Mo., to the late Floyd A. and Leona (Denton) Langley. He was a farmer. He served with the 203rd in the Aleutian Islands and the Army Corp. of Engineers in Europe during World War II for 5-1/2 years. He was a past chairman of the Democrat party in McDonald County.
He married Mary Lou Mitchell on March 23, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. She survives of the home in Anderson, Mo.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Ann Langley and Susan Langley, both of Alexandria, Va.; one niece, Karen Miller and husband Ken of Lebanon, Mo.; one great-niece, Kristine Miller of Alexandria, Va.; two cousins, Carl Marney, Jr., and wife Betty of Anderson, Mo., and Betty Marney Mason and husband Jack of Grove, Okla.
Cremation is to be done by the Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark. A memorial service for J.P. Langley will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Anderson United Methodist Church in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Gary Rees will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or St. John’s Home Health Care in care of the funeral home.
Dec. 6, 1915 - Jan. 31, 2003
Mr. Francis Edmond Simpkins, 87, of Pineville, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at 7:10 p.m. at Freeman-Neosho Hospital after an illness.
Mr. Francis Simpkins was born Dec. 6, 1915, near Hoxi, Kan., to the late Pearl Allen and Mary Belle (Weaver) Simpkins. He has lived in Pineville for five years, coming from Arkansas. He also spent many years in Iowa. He was a member of the Lanagan Jehovah’s Witness.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Simpkins; one son, John “Jack” Simpkins of Cabot, Ark.; one daughter, Francine Hoyer of Pineville, Mo.; three grandsons; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation is to be done by the Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark. A memorial service for Francis Simpkins will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The officiating speaker will be Rick Himsl.
Memorial contributions may be given to Kingdom Hall Building Fund, Lanagan, Mo.
May 4, 1932 - Jan. 29, 2003
Mr. Hobart Coleman Bartley, 70, of Anderson, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at 8:10 p.m. at St. John’s Rehabilitation Center, Brady Building in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mr. Bartley was born May 4, 1932, in Anderson, Mo., to the late Hobart McKinley and Eskel Mae (Reed) Bartley. He had lived in the Anderson area all of his life. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict, two tours of Vietnam, overseas assignments in Africa, England and Japan. He was the recipient of National Defense Service Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, three Over Seas Bars, Bronze Service Star, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam County Offensive Campaign and a Vietnam Counter Offensive PN #2. He was a member of the VFW McDonald County Post #4257.
He married Barbara Haddock July 3, 1953. She preceded him in death March 28, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sherman Bartley and Jim Bartley and a grandson, Zachary Bartley.
He married Lynette Schultz on July 17, 1994. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, G. Mark Bartley of Rogers, Ark., and Randall Lee Bartley of Hensley, Ark.; three daughters, Renita Dawn Woodward of Neosho, Mo., Valerie Ann Smith of Kennett, Mo., and Rebecca Kaye Bartley of Joplin, Mo.; two sisters, Veldonah Smith of Wyandotte, Okla., and Lenora Gaston of Belton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service for Hobart Bartley will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Larry Pickard will officiate. Burial will be in the Cummings Cemetery in Tiff City, Mo.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Coleman Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Hugh ‘Dee’ Carnell
April 13, 1925 - Jan. 29, 2003
Mr. Hugh “Dee” Carnell, 77, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at 5 p.m. at his home after a sudden illness.
Hugh “Dee” Carnell was born April 13, 1925, in Newtonia, Mo. He had lived in the area all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Stella Masonic Lodge. He owned and operated carnell Trucking. He was also a farmer.
He married Doris Maureen Francisco Nov. 27, 1952. She survives of the home in Rocky Comfort, Mo.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Nina Hatfield and her husband Scott of Rocky Comfort, Mo.; three brothers, John Geller, Huck Geller and G.W. “Dub” Geller, all of Neosho, Mo.; two sisters, Peggy O’Dell of Joplin, Mo., Kay Landers of Pineville, Mo.; two grandsons, Scotty Hatfield, Jr., and James Matthew Hatfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Elmer and Eula Geller, and one brother, Jim Geller.
Funeral service for Hugh “Dee” Carnell was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Billy Joe Gentry will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Gary O’Dell, Kenny O’Dell, Rick Geller, Larry Landers, Rock Hughes and Danny Gray.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, from noon until 7 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ashley Nicole Taylor
Jan. 9, 2002 - Jan. 30, 2003
Ashley Nicole Taylor, one year old infant daughter of Randy and Susan (Arnett) Taylor of Anderson, Mo., died at 1:49 a.m. at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo.
Ashley was born Jan. 9, 2002, at Joplin, Mo. She attended Banner Nazarene Church in Splitlog, Mo., with her family.
Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Randy Taylor, Jr., and Nathan Taylor, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Ronnie Estes of Galena, Mo., and Kathleen Payne of Bakersfield, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Louise Arnett and Ray Arnett, both of Anderson, Mo.; many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Graveside services for Ashley Nicole Taylor will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Banner Cemetery in Splitlog, Mo. The Rev. Dennis Bergen will officiate.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, from 11 a.m. until noon at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family to be used according to their wishes in care of the funeral home.
May 14, 1944 - May 29, 2003
Betty Jean Hudson, 59, of Powell, Mo., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 8 a.m. at Gravette Medical Center Hospital in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Betty Hudson was born May 14, 1944, in Rogers, Ark., to Lonzo Self and Ethel Iris (VanHouten) Self. She had lived in Powell for 35 years, coming from Arkansas. She worked for Fulton Properties for many years. She was a member of the Whittenburg Church in Powell, Mo.
She married Olen L. Hudson July 7, 1967, in Pineville, Mo. He survives of the home. Also surviving are three daughters, Kathy Hawkins and husband Gary of Rogers, Ark., Toni Hudson and Angie Ferguson and husband Will, all of Powell, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins and Jamie Hudson; her father, Lonzo Self of Cave Springs, Ark.; her mother, Ethel Stapleton of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Jerry Self of Rogers, Ark., and Larry Wilson of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Mary Baxter of Lafayette, Ark.; one half-brother, Dale Self of Cave Springs, Ark.; and one half-sister, Vickie Self of Summit, Ark.
Funeral services for Betty Hudson will be held Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Jamie Cope will officiate. Burial will be in the Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Will Ferguson, Gary Hawkins, G.W. Lyons, Wayne Hudson, Anthony Creason and Warren Creason.
Visitation will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2002, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Jane Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.
Robert Cecil Lewis
Sept. 18, 1918 - May 26, 2003
Robert Cecil Lewis of rural Amsterdam, Mo., passed from this earth to a heavenly home on May 26, 2003. He was home and surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
Cecil (Bob) Lewis was born in Bates County, Mo., to Robert LaFayette and Osa Ellena Lewis on Sept. 19, 1918. Mr. Lewis lived his early years near Amsterdam, Mo., attending the Silverdale and Willow Branch schools until the age of 10 when his family moved to southwest Missouri near Noel. His values and ethics were partially shaped by his growing up and working with his father during the years of The Great Depression. The steadfast manner in which he lived out those values was anchored and sustained by his faith in God.
In 1940 he enlisted in the Missouri National Guard as a member of the Hound Dog regiment. He was called into active duty and served a significant amount of his World War II duties in the Aleutian Islands. His early adult days in the Noel area saw him as a rural mail carrier, operator of the Lone Wolf 66 Station and owner of the Noel Telephone Exchange. In 1947, soon after marrying his wife, Mary Ellen Baker, they moved to Terral, Okla., after purchasing the Terral Telephone Company. His hard work, perseverance and sense of duty to his customers served him and his family well until his retirement and move back to the farm of his grandparents in 1990. While in Oklahoma he served in many different capacities in his community, school and church. He was always involved because he always cared ... and was known by those who knew him for his compassionate, sharing spirit. He possessed a strong love for music, especially Christian hymns and the great classical works of the past. He will be missed as husband, father, grandpa and much more, but many will follow him to a reunion in heaven.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother, Glenn Leroy.
He leaves behind his loving and faithful wife of 55 years, Mary Ellen. He is also survived by two sisters, Elvera Frances Bostrom of Troy, Ill., and Jennie Dorene Stiles of Noel, Mo.; four sons and four daughters, Virginia Cecelia of Henrietta, Texas, Robert Lee and wife Kathy of Amsterdam, Mo., Melvin Wayne and wife Phyllis of Aliquippa, Penn., Lelia Gail Smith and husband Howard of Denison, Texas, Paul Duane of Denison, Texas, Susan Verene Hughes and husband Sam of Collinsville, Texas, Amy Elaine of Amsterdam, Mo., and Timothy Neal of Tucson, Ariz. Grandpa was also blessed with 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Lee Lewis officiating. Burial was in West Point Cemetery in Amsterdam, Mo.
Contributions may be given to the Missouri Baptist Home or Kamp Keirsey.