Saturday, April 27, 2019

Minnie Jane Gray d. 2 January 1970


WAYNESVILLE- Funeral services for Miss Minnie Jane Gray, 90, of Waynesville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moss-Williams Chapel here with the Rev. Lyle Cox officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A longtime resident of Waynesville, Miss Gray died Friday morning in the Chronic Hospital, St. Louis, following an extended illness.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Springfield Leader and Press
Springfield, Missouri
3 January 1970, Saturday
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Potencenia Zeigenbein d. 29 August 1964


WAYNESVILLE- Funeral services for Mrs. Potencenia Zeigenbein, 82. of near Waynesville, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Lyle Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery under direction of Moss-Williams.

Mrs. Zeigenbein, who died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at her home, is survived by three sons, John, Richland, Ed, Crocker, and Joe, Waynesville; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Mayor, Waynesville; 26 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

Springfield Leader and Press
Springfield, Missouri
31 August 1964, Monday
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Steve Gounis d. 3 December 1969


WAYNESVILLE- Funeral services for Steve Gounis, 81, of Route 1, Waynesville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church here with the Revs. Lyle cox and William Dudley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery here under direction of Moss-Williams of Waynesville.

Mr. Gounis died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski County Hospital following an extended illness. He was the owner-operator of the S.G. Motel near Waynesville.

Surviving are his wife, Flora; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Casler, of Waynesville; a sister living in Greece; and three grandchildren.

Springfield Leader and Press
Springfield, Missouri
4 December 1969, Thursday
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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dr. L. Tice d. 28 May 1925


Dr. L. Tice passed away at his home at Waynesville, Mo., Friday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Waynesville, on the Court House lawn, by the Rev. Hicks, pastor of the Baptist Church at Waynesville, after which the Masonic lodge took charge, and the remains were laid to rest in the Waynesville cemetery.

Dr. Tice was an old and highly respected citizen of Waynesville. He practiced medicine there for 44 years. His going will cast a shadow on on the community in which he lived. He is survived by his wife, one son, Dr. Arthur Tice, of Crocker, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. Thos. Burchard, of Willow Springs, Mo. Many friends join in sympathy with bereaved family.

The following from Rolla attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. P.H. McGregor, Judge J.O. Holmes, B.H. Rucker, wife, and son Booker, D.I. Stuart and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wynn, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kerr and son, Homer.

Rolla Herald
Rolla, Missouri
4 June 1925, Tuesday
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Stella Claiborn d. 1 February 1974

BIG TIMBER- Mrs. Stella Claiborn, 91, died Friday morning in the Pioneer Home, where she had been a patient for four years.

She was born March 21, 1882, in Waynesville, Mo., and grew up there.

On Nov. 5, 1899. she was married to Dr. Drura Claiborn in Waynesville. They moved to Big Timber in 1907, and had lived there since. Her husband died in 1959.

Mrs. Claiborn was a past matron of Order of Eastern Star and past president of the Big Timber Women's Club.

Survivors include six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lowry Funeral Home, with Dr. Olive Tanquary of the Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

The Billings Gazette
Billings, Montana
3 February 1974, Sunday
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Dr. Drura Claiborn d. 30 December 1959

Dr. Drura Claiborn Dies, Ex-Mayor of Big Timber

Big Timber- (AP) A former mayor of this Sweet Grass County seat, Dr. Drura Claiborn died Wednesday of a heart ailment at the age of 84.

He had practiced medicine in Big Timber for 52 years and was a longtime president of the Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

Claiborn was a physician in his native Waynesville, Mo., from 1898 to 1907 when he moved to Big Timber.

Survivors include the widow, Stella, and a son, Dr. Louis N. Claiborn, Hamden, Conn.

The Independent-Record
Helena, Montana
3 January 1960, Sunday
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Dr. Arthur L. Tice d. 16 October 1969

CROCKER- Funeral services for Dr. Arthur L. Tice, 82, of Crocker, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Crocker Presbyterian Church wit the Rev. Robert Bullard officiating. Burial will be in Crocker Memorial Cemetery under direction of Moss-Williams.

A practicing dentist in Crocker since 1912, Dr. Tice was a member of the Crocker Presbyterian Church. He dies at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Pulaski County Hospital, Waynesville, following a sudden illness.

Survivors include his wife, Mae; one daughter Maxine, of Crocker; one niece and one nephew.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
18 October 1969, Saturday
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mary A. Hensley d. 11 February 1912


The Angel of death visited the home of J.H. Hensley near the Berean church and took away his beloved mother, Mary A. Hensley. She was born October 18, 1852 and died February 11, 1912 and was buried at the Hazelgreen cemetery. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church for 42 years. For some time she had been slightly afflicted but seemed to bear her affliction cheerfully. Her husband and two children preceded her to the Great Beyond by several years. She leaves four children and several grand children to mourn the loss of a Christian mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed in the community in which she lived. Funeral services were conducted by the writer. J.T. Nickels

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
15 February 1912, Thursday
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Mary E. Rains d. 13 August 1904


Mary E. Rains was born in Van Buren County, Iowa, July 19th, 1841 and died at Crocker, Mo., August 13, 1904. She came with her parents to Barry County, Missouri, in 1863, was married in May of the same year to Thomas Stockton, and they came to Pulaski County the December following, where she has ever since lived.

She is the mother of seven children, one of which died in infancy, and the others all live in Pulaski County except Mrs. Belle Overby who lives in Texas. Besides her children she leaves her husband, Wash Raines, her brother and many friends and neighbors who will mourn her loss.

She has been afflicted with heart trouble for some time and for the past two years has been confined to her bed the greater part of the time.

She has been a member of the Church of Christ for nearly twenty-five years and was always at her place in the church since I have known her, if it was possible for her to be there, even when in poor health. She talked freely of death and expressed a readiness to go where the weary are at rest and there shall be no more pain. She was patient to the last. A companion and mother has gone, buy may the loved ones live so as to meet her again.

Funeral services were conducted at the church in Crocker by J.R. Blunt Sunday, August 14th at 3 p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crocker cemetery.

J.R. Blunt

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
26 August 1904, Friday
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

John Harrison Hensley d. 4 January 1964

John H. Hensley

WAYNESVILLE- John Harrison Hensley, 87, a longtime resident of Waynesville, died at 3 a.m. today in the Waynesville General Hospital after a short illness.

He is survived by three sons, Clarence and Oba, both of Waynesville, and Roland, state of California; three daughters, Mrs. Oma Willits and Mrs. Ressie Long, both of Waynesville, and Mrs. Opal Church, Springfield; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Side Baptist Church here with the Rev. Clarence Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery here under direction of Moss-Williams.

Springfield Leader and Press
Springfield, Missouri
4 January 1964, Saturday
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