Nancy Patterson Campbell, 59, Cumming, Ga., a Joplin native, died Saturday at her home after an
apparent suicide. Mrs. Campbell was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Joplin. She had lived in Cumming the past four years. She was an executive secretary for International Processing, Atlanta, Ga., for over 23 years.
Survivors include her husband, Davy Campbell Cumming; three sons, David Campbell and Clay Campbell, both of Roswell, Ga., and Mike Campbell, Cumming; her father, Hal R. Patterson, Joplin; two sisters, Katherine Lynn Barnes, Tulsa, Okla., and Ruth Ann Stucky, Sand Springs, Okla.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Dunwoody, Ga. The Rev. William Christsman and the Rev. Christopher Price will officiate. Burial will be in Sawnee View Memorial Garden Cemetery, Cumming.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William H. "Bill" Sill, 69, Joplin, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, after an illness.
Mr. Sill was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Joplin and was a resident for most of his life. He was an asbestos insulator for several years, serving with the Asbestos Union, Local No. 15. He owned and operated George Parker Alignment from 1971 until 1989, retiring due to ill health. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Joplin Lodge No. 335 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Joplin, Robert S. Thurman American Legion Post No. 13, and Ruth Chapter No. 177 Order of Eastern Star.
He married Mildred Webb on March 2, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Lee Sill, Joplin; a daughter, Terri Bettes, Joplin; a sister, Ann Van Vliet, the state of California; a brother, Lyle Sill, the state of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The body has been taken for cremation.
Memorial masonic services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. Members of Joplin Lodge No. 335 will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services at the chapel.
CARTHAGE, Mo. - Lawrence L. Cantrell, 78, 2045 S. Maple St., died at 11:07 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at a nursing home in Neosho after a short illness.
Mr. Cantrell was born Sept. 10, 1919, at Marshfield. He had lived in Carthage most of his life. He was a farmer. He was a member of Union Fellowship Church, Carthage, and an Army veteran of World War II.
He married Opal Russell on June 22, 1951, at Fayetteville, Ark. She survives.
Additional survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Freeman and Debbie Baumann, both of Carthage, and Connie White, Azle, Texas; two sisters, Oleva Cochran, Joplin, and Rellis Wilhite, Springfield; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ulmer Funeral Home. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate. Burial will be in Fullerton Cemetery, southwest of Carthage.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
POWELL, Mo. - Marilyn L. Hare, 70, Springfield, a former Powell resident, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hare was born April 18, 1927, in Powell. She moved to 3� years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a 1945 graduate of Stella High School. She was a payroll officer at Burney-Wiles of Joplin and had worked for the Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi and the Hilti Corporation, Tulsa, Okla. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She married Carl Lawson on May 6, 1949. He died March 11, 1967. She married Roy Hare on Feb. 11, 1970. He survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Gregroy Lawson, League City, Texas; a daughter, Barbara Cowherd, Purdy; three stepsons, Richard Hare, Garland, Texas, David Hare, Albuquerque, N.M., and Loyd Hare, Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Buell Corner, Tulsa; two grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wheaton (Mo.) Funeral Home. John Alley will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Stella.
Contributions may be made to hospice, in care of the funeral home.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Ruby Marie Renick, 87, 606 Boyce Lane, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Renick was born Sept. 10, 1910, at Osawatamie, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church. She moved in 1927 to Neosho from Oklahoma.
She married John M. Renick on June 18, 1927, at Bentonville, Ark. He died April 5, 1989.
Surviving are a son, John Downs Renick, Neosho; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Neosho IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Clement Graham will officiate.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
LAMAR, Mo. - Graveside services for Sarah Fern Welch, 89, Lamar, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.
The Rev. Drew Hill will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Garringer, Jimmy Welch, Robert Marti, Kent Welch, Sean Kirby, Donovan Stahl, Trevor Kirby and Joey Garringer.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.
Contributions may be made to Lamar First Baptist Church building fund or Southwest Baptist University Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Survivors include 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
PURCELL, Mo. - Don L. Witherspoon, 65, 103 E. Fifth St., died Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 1998, after falling on ice and hitting his head after his vehicle slid into a ditch on 12183 County Road 230, north of Oronogo.
Mr. Witherspoon was born June 23, 1932, at Burke, Idaho. He lived most of his life in Purcell. He worked more than 20 years for Locarni Marble Co., Carthage, retiring in 1995. He previously worked at Carthage Marble Co. He was a Korean War Navy veteran. He was a charter member of Christ Church of Oronogo, where he served as an elder.
He married Anne Oliver on Dec. 2, 1951, at Oronogo. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Pam Kramer, Kansas, Okla., and Patti Bearden and Paula Stanley, both of Webb City; two sisters, Margie Seaton, Anaheim, Calif., and Nadine Boyer, Jasper route 2; and seven grandchildren.
Services are pending with Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.
CHEROKEE, Kan. - Ruth Murl Chambless, 74, Cherokee, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at a nursing home in Pittsburg after a long illness.
Mrs. Chambless was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Paris, Texas. She graduated from high school in Dickens, Texas, and from Draughon Business College in Ft. Smith, Ark. She lived in California from 1952 to 1976, then Texas from 1976 to 1985, before moving to Cherokee in 1985. She was a licensed practical nurse and an aide at Crosbyton Hospital in Crosbyton, Texas for 12 years. She retired August 26, 1984. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie D. Chambless.
Survivors include a son, Mickey Mowrey, Cherokee; a stepsister, Louis Willingham of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Afton Cemetery near Spur, Texas Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg.
Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Cherokee, in care of the funeral home.
PITTSBURG, Kan. - Dives J. "Dibe" Ray, 80, 902 Centennial St., died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after an illness.
Mr. Ray was born July 8, 1917, in Pittsburg. He lived in Pittsburg most of his life. He was a 1937 graduate of Pittsburg High School. He worked at Dickey Clay Corporation for over 30 years. He also owned and operated Pan Club from 1976 to 1994.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pittsburg and American Lebanese Club at Springfield, Mo. He was a lifetime member of Amvets and a 50-year member of Benjamin Fuller Post No. 64, American Legion. He was on the precinct committee of the Democratic Party for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 40th Infantry Division in the South Pacific.
He married Josephine Thomas on July 5, 1941, at Joplin, Mo. She died Aug. 26, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Michael J. Ray, 110 Huntington Circle; two daughters, Maxine Conrad Emerson, 415 W. Adams St., and Donna Gorman, 801 W. Ninth St.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg. The Rev. Robert McElwee will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburg.
Graveside flag-folding ceremonies will be conducted by Benjamin Fuller Post No. 64, American Legion.
The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg, where the family will receive friends after the rosary until 8 p.m.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church memorial fund, in care of the funeral home.
MIAMI, Okla. - Norma Gayle Baldridge, 61, Claremore, formerly of Miami, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at her home of an illness.
Mrs. Baldridge was born July 21, 1936, at Enid. She moved 10 years ago to Claremore from Miami, where she had lived since 1954. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She married Bob Baldridge on May 26, 1954, at Afton. He survives.
Also surviving are a son, Larry Baldridge, Lenexa, Kan.; two daughters, Linda Wilkins, Belton, Mo., and Robyn Tyler, Claremore; her mother, Ruth Wheeler, Afton; a sister, Janice Gibson, Afton; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, Afton. The Rev. John Sherwood will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton.
Pallbearers will be John Tyler, Nick Tyler, Joe Tyler, Zack Tyler, Ray Wilkins and Tony Wilkins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.
JAY, Okla. - Thelma Erma Herring, 93, Jay, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at a local nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Herring was born Nov. 17, 1904, at Southwest City, Mo. She moved to the Jay area in 1930 from Osage County, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Eastside Church of Christ, Jay.
She married Hezekiah Herring on Dec. 13, 1922, at Hominy. He died Aug. 28, 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Hicks, Jay, and Wanda Cearley, Pineville, La.; three sons, Jack Herring and Wayne Herring, both of Jay, and Merle Herring, Lucas, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Southside Church of Christ, Jay. Bill Richardson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mose Ridge Cemetery, Jay.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.
COMMERCE, Okla. - William Lee "Bill" Jones, 64, 517 N. Elm St., died at 10:16 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at a Quapaw nursing home of an illness.
Mr. Jones was born Aug. 22, 1933, at Tulsa. He had lived since 1943 in the Commerce area, moving from Adair. He was a handyman, a gardener and a member of Commerce Assembly of God.
Surviving are two brothers, Fred L. Jones, Commerce, and Bobby Gene Jones, Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Mabel Osborn Scantlin, Commerce.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce. The Rev. Ralph Reddout and the Rev. Clifford Smith will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery at Miami.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.