Georgia Velma Clark Conway
FFuneral service for Georgia Velma Clark Conway will be at 1 p.m. November 2, 2005 at James & Gahr Chapel, Salem.
Interment will be in Clark Cemetery.
Mrs. Conway was born November 21, 1914 at Shannon County to George Henry Mathais and Mary (Story) Clark. She married Clifford Conway on March 5, 1933. They were parents of six children. Mrs. Conway died October 30, 2005 in Salem at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 9 days.
Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Smith, Bonne Terre; Joyce Wisdom and husband, Louis, Salem; Maridel Radford and husband, Denzil, Springfield; Barbara Miller and husband, Jimmy, Salem; and Beverly Barks, Oregon, Ohio; two adopted children, Veda Elizabeth Ayers, and James Conway, both of Salem; one sister, Mildred Conway and husband, Cecil, St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Freda Clark, Salem; 17 grandchildren, Allen Smith, Jr., Marchell Sens and husband, Gary; Samuel Smith and wife, Jan; Stephen Smith an d wife, Tammy; Teresa Whelan and husband, John; Felicia Dodd and husband, Donald; Tabitha Heath and husband, Aaron; Damon Wisdom and wife, Lisa; Ann Decker and husband, Dennis; Denny Radford and wife, Linda; Deena Huff and husband, Allen; Dana Glore and husband, Mike; Belinda McKee and husband, Jerry; Lee Roy Barks and wife, Alita; Jonathan Wood and wife, Jenny; Veda Elizabeth Ayers and husband, Shawn; and James Conway and wife, Jasmine; 38 great-grandchildren, Danielle Smith; Allen Smith II; Dawn Sens; Gary Sens, Jr.; Sam Smith, Jr.; Gabrielle Smith; Shawn Smith; Courtney Whelan; Whitney Shelan; Justin Headrick; Jordan Headrick; Cody Gordon; Brooke Gordon; Zachary Wisdom; Benjamin Wisdom; Dixie Vaughn and husband, Jamie; Vanessa McConnell and husband, Terry; Victoria Decker; Philip Radford; Savannah Radford; Jayson Huff; Ann Harmon; Korey Huff, Zachary Glore; Grant Glore; Sarah Brooks and husband, Alan; Nickolas McKee and wife Sara; Kiley Barks; Jordan Barks; Amanda Wood; Jewl Wood; Shawna Ayers; Damian Ayers; Mariah Ayers; Isaac Ayers; Madalyn Ayers; Elisha Conway; and Tela Conway; four great-great-grandchildren, Tristan Sens; Jaidyn Vaughn; Dakota Radford; and Haley Radford; and other extended family members and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; one daughter; two son-in-laws, Clinton Smith and Lee Barks; her brothers and sisters, Sylvia Asher; Pearl Randolph; Herbert Clark; Ruby Randolph; Harold Clark; Madaline Lewis; and Sam Clark.
Mrs. Conway will lie in state 6 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at James & Gahr Chapel.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the First Baptist Church.
"Bobbie" Jean Cohea
Funeral service for “Bobbie” Jean Cohea, Salem, will be held at 2 p.m. November 2, 2005 at Fox Chapel in Licking.
Mrs. Cohea died October 30, 2005 in her home at the age of 65 years.
Rhonda Sue Delmont Jordan
Funeral service for Rhonda Sue Delmont Jordan was October 31, 2005 at the First Baptist Church, Salem, with Bro. Russ Davidson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary, Salem.
Music was by Libby Sanders and Paula Walters.
Mrs. Jordan was born December 19, 1933 at Picher, Okla., to Hugh and Opal (Canady) Sibert. She married Billy Gene Delmont in October 1951. They were the parents of four children. After the death of Billy Gene, she and Robert Jerald Jordan were married January 1, 1999. Mrs. Jordan died October 27, 2005 at the age of 71 years.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Jordan, Salem; four children, Sharla Rae Beuerlein and husband, Larry, Walnut Grove; Jean Ann McDonald and husband, Max Leon, Salem; Bobbie Lynn Tillotson and husband, Mark, Euless, Tx; and Tonie Ann Haught and husband, Jim, Moore, Okla.; special cousins, Harold and Susie Canady, Columbus, Kan.; Opal and Rodney Trites, Pittsburg, Kan.; Mary Kay and Larry McMullin, Springfield; eight grandchildren, Jeremiah; Jordan; Jesse; Anne; Ryan; James; Sara; and Angie; four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband; and one daughter, Trisha Tucker.
Mrs. Jordan was a member of the First Baptist Church, Salem.
Nathaniel Joe Lee Lynch Mounce
Funeral service for Nathaniel Joe Lee Lynch Mounce was October 28, 2005 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Elder Garry Mathes officiating.
Music was provided by Pam Davis.
Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary, Zachariah, and Reba Mounce; John Mendenhall; Antonin Bohac; Justin Revelle; Daniel Webber; and Jennifer Keenan.
Mr. Mounce was born April 2, 1985 at El Reno, Okla. to Gary and Barbara Mounce. He died October 24, 2005 in Crawford county at the age of 20 years.
Survivors include his best friend, Brad Abney, Viburnum; parents, Gary and Barbara Mounce, Salem, and Daniel Webber, Salem; one brother, Zachariah Thomas Samuel Mounce, Boss; three sisters, Reba Misty Layla Mounce, Boss; Shannon Renae Mounce, Ellington; and Kimberly Ann Hutchenson and husband, Thomas, Poplar Bluff; grandparents, Prince Allen Mounce, Salem; Rose Lynch, El Reno Okla.; Fred Webber, Salem; and Shirley Cavender, Salem; three nieces and nephews, Madison, Tristan and Alyssa.
Preceding him in death was his paternal grandmother, Reba Mounce and maternal grandfather, Joe Lee Lynch.
Mr. Mounce attended the Mt. Pleasant Church and was a member of the VICA Club-Vo Tech.
Charles E. Decker
Graveside service with Military Honors for Charles E. Decker will be at 2 p.m. January 6, 2006 at North Lawn Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary, Salem.
Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Decker died January 3, 2006 at the age of 79 years.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Helen Decker, Salem; uncle, Gene Decker and wife, Mary, Rolla; nephews, Dale and David Decker; niece, Charlene Maxey.
James Ellsworth Kurtright
Funeral service for James Ellsworth Kurtright was January 3, 2006 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Rev. David Jett officiating.
Vocal music was provided by Gary Cubbage and Roger Crossgrove with Sara Pines as pianist.
Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery with rites by the Missouri Military Honors.
Pallbearers were John and Shannon St. John; Jim and Brian Tune; Gary Cubbage; and Randall Vaughan.
Mr. Kurtright was born July 29, 1922 in Evona to Joseph Franklin and Cecelia (Ellis) Kurtright. He married Maxine Stephens November 4, 1944. They were the parents of one daughter. Mr. Kurtright died December 31, 2005 in Springfield at the age of 83 years.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Kurtright, Salem; two brothers, Joe Kurtright and wife, They Wong, Banderia, Texas; and Ralph Kurtright and wife, Doris, Kansas City; two grandchildren, Joey Crossgrove and husband, Roger, Salem; and Shannon St. John and wife, Tracey, O’Fallon; one great-granddaughter, Madison Grace Knight, Salem; and one son-in-law, John St. John, Salem; and nieces; nephews; and other relatives.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Linda St. John; brothers, John and Martin Kurtright; sisters, Arena Kimmell; Edna Goodman; Wilma Sanders; Josephine Newby; Dollie Davidson; Myrtle Kurtright; Alena and Adeline Kurtright; half-brothers, Volorus Kurtright; two half-sisters, Hattie Steele; and Mabel Freed.
Mr. Kurtright was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Spring Creek Golf Club, Jaycees and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Kurtright is a military veteran, having served from 1940-1946. He was a Second Lt. in the U.S. Army Field Artillery unit.
Funeral service for Andy Herron was December 31, 2005 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Jones officiating.
Andy was born April 27, 1988 in St. Louis. He died December 28, 2005 at the age of 17 years.
Survivors include his parents, Barbara and Doug Emmons, Taylor; two brothers, Michael Herron, Taylor; and Maverick Emmons, Jonesboro; two sisters, Jennifer Lawrence and husband, Dwayne, Paragould, Ark.; and Kayla Herron, Taylor; grandparents, Geneva and Gerald Merritt, Salem; Rosemary Clinton, Ellington; Winona and Dwain Emmons, Moon Lake, Miss.; and great-grandmother, Dollie Kent, Moon Lake, Miss.
Preceding him in death were his maternal great-grandmother, Nellie Sampson; and maternal grandfather, Rondal Clinton.
Andy was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Rose Hill, Miss. He also was a member of Western Cherokee Nation, Salem.