Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sherd Maze, d 11 August 1902

SHERD MAZE died at Moab in Pulaski county, Mo., August 11th 1902, at 9 o’clock p.m. Brother Sherd Maze, aged 87 years, 7 months and 13 days.

Bro. Maze was born in Pulaski county, Ky., December 28th 1814; moved from there to Tenn., and was married to his first wife. Bro. Maze was married four times and was the father of eleven children. Two by his first wife both having been dead many years. Three by his second marriage, one, sister Nancy A. Ferrell, surviving him. Four by his third marriage, two, James R. and George W., surviving him. He had two children by his fourth marriage. One died young and the other, a daughter, married Omer Holloway and died a few years ago. Three children and his widowed companion survive him.

He had thirteen grandchildren, two of whom have passed away, and ten great grandchildren, six of whom are still living.

Bro. Maze was of a family of 8 sons and three daughters; he has lived in Missouri for thirty years or more and has only heard from one brother in all this time and it is not known if any survive him.

Bro. Maze accepted Christ and his promises and died (as he expressed it) ready and willing to go.

He was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity and a member of the Waynesville lodge at the time of his death, and was buried by the brotherhood at the Dry Creek cemetery on Wednesday at high noon, Bro. J.J. Watts conducting the religious services, using as a text, Rev. 21 and 25. “For there shall be no night there.”

May God comfort our bereaved widowed sister in Christ and the dear children of our brother.- J.J. WATTS (Rolla Herald please copy.)

The Pulaski County Democrat
22 August 1902
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Judge A.J. Harrison, d. 13 August 1902

DIED, Wednesday night, August 13, 1902 Judge A.J. Harrison, at his home near Richland, after an illness of several weeks of spinal trouble. Judge Harrison was one of our most enterprising stock buyers and best citizens and leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He served two years as Judge of the western district and made a good official. We regret very much to be compelled to chronicle his death and sympathize with his relatives and friends.

The Pulaski County Democrat
22 August 1902
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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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