Friday, March 17, 2017

Clarence William Lewis (1931-2002)

Clarence William Lewis was born March 16, 1931 in Pulaski County, to Joseph Henry and Rosey Bell (Kelly) Lewis. While working on the WPA projects during the depression, Clarence's father Henry caught pneumonia and died in 1934. In 1943, his mother Rosey married Monroe http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Foster.

Clarence attended school at Dry Creek before his family moved to Waynesville in 1940 and he attended Waynesville schools.

When Clarence was young, he had jet black hair, and was therefore given the name "Blackie" by Fred Cook when he carried newspapers on Fort Leonard Wood for Lyle Cox. Blackie had a reputation for being a hard worker and he worked for many well known business people in the area. He worked at Waynesville Lumber Company for Mark Blue and Gene Farnham and he worked on farms for Jim and Claude Laughlin and for Joe Morgan, Bill Hensley and Whis Dye. He also worked for Arch Cohn and Louie Carmack.

In 1947, Clarence accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized by Andy Shepard at Deerlick Baptist Church. In 2000, he moved his membership to the Gateway Baptist Church where his close friend, Rev. Wilbur Harbaugh serves as pastor. Blackie also attended Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Harbaugh.

Blackie departed this life the morning of July 8, 2002 at Sunset Village of the Ozarks, St. Robert, http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Missouri, at the age of 71 years.

He is survived by one brother: Jesse Lewis and his wife, Lucy of Mexico, Mo., and a half brother: Roy Lee http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Foster and his wife, Lynn of Waynesville. He also leaves three nieces and two nephews: Norma Hedgpeth of http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Missouri City, http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Texas, Sharon Kay Mitchell of Jefferson City, Linda Cox and Donnie and Larry Lewis all of Mexico, Mo., and numerous cousins.

Clarence was preceded in death by his baby brother, Raymond; his father: Henry; his stepfather: Monroe http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Foster; his mother: Rosey; his brother: Ernest Lewis of http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000California and one sister: Alene Quiggle.
Blackie Lewis was well known in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. Blackie loved people and loved to visit. His favorite conversations revolved around politics, current events and religion. Blackie worked hard all of his life, and lived up to all financial responsibilities…he never asked for credit, and paid when purchasing items. He felt deeply about his country, and never missed an opportunity to vote. He was kind, was never heard to speak ill of others and never complained about his own condition nor those situations existing in our world.

Those people who knew Blackie will miss seeing him driving his blue car, sitting on the courthouse lawn or on his porch. 

A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Blackie's good friend, Rev. Wilbur Harbaugh officiating. Pianist, Kitty Scott played as the congregation sang, "The Old Rugged Cross." Serving as escorts were John Bonebrake, Kenny http://www.awltovhc.com/image-2326881-10471554-1404254934000Foster , John Hedgpeth, Dwight Hensley, Judge Doug Long and Chuck Thompson. Claude Laughlin, Jim Laughlin and Frank Farris were honorary escorts.


Burial was in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hazel Florence (Singleton) Hough 1918-2002

Hazel Florence Hough was born September 11, 1918 at Wheeler Mill near Dixon. She was one of eight children born to the union of the late Elbert "Ebb" and Emma (Wolf) Singleton. She attended the Needmore School.
On February 1, 1936, Hazel was united in marriage with Leland Hough in Waynesville. Leland preceded her in death on January 7, 1993.

Hazel and Leland worked at the Brumley's Store in downtown Waynesville before opening their own souvenir's store, grocery store and full service filling station in Buckhorn. Hazel and Leland owned and operated Hough's Market for over 42 years.

Hazel departed this life the afternoon of July 8, 2002 at the Life Care Center of Waynesville, at the age of 83 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sisters: Sylvia Long of Rolla and Mae Case of Waynesville. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Hazel was extremely fortunate to have a wonderful caregiver: Bertha Echelberry and her husband, Larry of Buckhorn.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Hazel was also preceded in death by two sisters: Lillie George and Edith Zumwalt and three brothers: Mike, Harry and Barney Singleton.


A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. Pianist, Becky Lercher played " Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "I'll Meet You In The Morning." Mrs. Hough's great-nephew, Paul Long read the obituary. Serving as escorts were Dean Cogar, Larry Echelberry, Mark and Paul Long and Scott Williamson. Honorary escorts were Frank and Mike Case, Alva Foote, Frank, John and Kenneth Long, Virgil Singleton and Bob Zumwalt. 

Burial was in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

James M. Farrar 1859-1899

JAMES M. FARRAR, the brilliant young editor of the Richland Cyclone, is dead. About a week age he was stricken with pneumonia, and death relieved him of his sufferings on Thursday (*March 21) last. MR. FARRAR was born at St. Clair, in Franklin county, and was 30 years of age. He leaves a wife and two young children. 

Rolla Herald
Rolla, Missouri
28 March, 1889
Page 2
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman 

*Burial at Lebanon City Cemetery 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ardilara (Scott) Duncan (1854-1906)

OBITUARY

Died; at her home near Spring Creek Phelps county, April 3, 1906. Mrs. Ardilara, widow of the late John R. Duncan aged 51 years 7 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Warren county Tennessee Aug, 31st, 1854, her maiden name was Scott, and she was married to John R. Duncan at Bloodland September 19th, 1872 and became step-mother to three children and mother of eight children, three have passed on before with one step-daughter, Mrs. Elmer Duncan, five children survive her. Mrs. Duncan was a true mother and grandmother several of whom she cared for so faithfully. May God in mercy comfort the bereaved ones so suddenly deprived of a mothers love and care. Some months ago she was partially paralyzed, and on Tuesday, morning at 11 she received a second stroke and passed away the same evening at five o’clock p.m. ---J.J. Watts

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
20 April, 1906
Page 4
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Elsie (Nickels) Anderson (1886-1906)

LAQUEY

Mrs. Ora Anderson died last Wednesday morning of consumption. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Nickels, an old resident of this county. She was buried from the Ideuma church and at that cemetery.

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
13 April, 1906
Page 10
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Jacob Lang (1830-1906)

HOOKER

Uncle Jake Lang passed away at his home near Hooker, the 8th day of March. He leaves a wife, daughter and many friends to mourn his loss. The bereaved family have our sympathy.

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
13 April, 1906
Page 9 
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman 

Monday, February 27, 2017

E.D. Ayres Jr. (1879-1906)

Death of E.D. Ayres

E.D. Ayres, Jr., died at his residence in Big Piney, January 21, 1906. He was born in Ponca, Neb., Aug. 3, 1879, and was aged 26 years, 5 months, and 18 days. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers, three sisters and many friends, besides a beloved companion. Bro. E.D. Ayres, Jr., came to Big Piney a little over two years ago and engaged in the mercantile business. He made many friends here who will long remember his kindness. On May 28, 1905, Bro. Ayres was married to Miss Lea Rigsby, daughter of J.C. and Laura Rigsby, late of Edonsville. Since the marriage of Bro. Ayres it seemed that the new husband and wife both enjoyed life with all that heart could wish for, until January 11, when he was stricken with the affliction that ended in death. His wants were ministered to by his bosom companion, and also by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Rigsby, his brother and sister, all of whom surrounded his dying couch, besides several friends. His remains were laid to rest in the Big Piney cemetery, on the 23d of January. He was buried with all the honors of the Big Piney lodge of the I.O.O.F, of which he was a faithful member. Long will the memories of our departed friend last. ---D.D. BOYT

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
2 February, 1906
Page 5
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Rachel (Stoner) Stump (1841-1906)

LOCAL BRIEFS

Mrs. Solomon Stump, an old and highly respected lady living a few miles east of town, died last Saturday of pneumonia, and was buried Sunday at Gospel Ridge burying ground. 

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
2 February, 1906
Page 5
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Martha Jane (Rollins) Watson (1842-1906)

DIXON

Mrs. John J. Watson died at her home in this place last Saturday and was buried Sunday, at the Fairview cemetery 3 miles north of here. Rev. Bechtel conducting the funeral services.


The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
2 February, 1906
Page 1
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman
*Fairview Cemetery, Maries County

James T. Sullivan (1857-1906)

DIXON

Jas. Sullivan of Newburg, formerly a resident of Dixon and for the past several years Engineer on the Dixon hill, died last week and was buried at Rolla. The funeral was at the Catholic Church, several from here attended. 

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
2 February, 1906
Page 1
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman