Monday, November 29, 2010

Clifford C. Poulson 1909-1984

Clifford C. Poulson was born on November 16, 1909 at Crocker, Missouri; the son of Seldon G. and Hattie Josephine (Gray) Poulson, and departed this life on January 12, 1984 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri. He had attained the age of 74 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

Clifford served over 25 years in Military Service with the United States Air Force, retiring in 1960 with the rank of Master Sergeant.

He was a loving Christian person. He was all liked by all who knew him. He greatly enjoyed all outdoor activities. He will be sadly missed by those that knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 14, 1984 at the Long Moss Williams Chapel of Crocker, Missouri at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Captain Alan Hendrickson officiating.

Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, Missouri, under the direction of the Long Moss Williams Funeral Home of Crocker, Missouri. Military honors were presented at graveside.

Pallbearers were military.

Clifford is survived by 2 daughters: Sue Mays, Billings, Missouri; Patricia Hall, New Caney, Texas; 1 son: Clifford B. Poulson, Middleburg, Florida; 3 sisters: Gertie Deardeuff, Ozark, Missouri; Edith Crow, Springfield, Missouri, Mae Salveter, Crocker, Missouri; 1 Brother: Paul Poulson, Springfield, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen Rita, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

Virgil Logan Collins 1937-1984

Virgil Logan Collins, son of George L. and Emma (Brown) Collins was born March 29, 1937 in Pulaski County, Missouri, and he departed this life May 12, 1984 at the Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 47 years past.

He had made his home in Tulsa for the past 20 years where he was employed by Continental Trailways Bus Company.

He professed Christ as Savior and was baptized in the fellowship of the First Baptist Church of Waynesville at the age of 10 years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, 1984 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Othal Hodson and Ron Collins officiating.

Interment was in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Those serving as pallbearers were Martin Rothstein, Chuck Kramer, Bill Wagner, Terry Collins, Ron Alto, and Jerry Tonroy.

He is survived by his wife Pat, of the home: two sons, Gregg of Altus, Oklahoma and Marty of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one daughter Deanna Woods of Muskogee, Oklahoma, his mother Emma Collins of Waynesville, Missouri; two brothers, Charles Collins of Waynesville, Missouri and Ronald Collins of Tempe, Arizona; three sisters, Barbara Jean Alto of Anoka, Minnesota; Joyce Tonroy of Indianapolis, Indiana; Georgia Kay McIntosh of Irvine, Kentucky; one step son, Vernon Edmonds; three step daughters: Heather Benwars, Michelle Edmonds, and Tracy Edmonds, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two step grandchildren, Jeremy and Patricia, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and many other relatives and friends.

Earl Monroe Keaton 1911-1984

Earl Monroe Keaton born August 24, 1911, and passed away February 9, 1984, at the age of 72 years, 5 months, and 16 days. He passed away at the Nursing Wing in the Phelps County Medical Center, in Rolla, Missouri.

He was the son of William Leon Keaton and Sarah Francis (Palmer) Keaton.

He grew up on a farm and at the age of 20 he was married to Nola June Lane and to this union six children were born.

He lived in the same area he grew up in. He was a lifelong resident of Big Piney and Duke area.

He was saved, baptized in the Big Piney River under the services of Brother Ishmael Wilson and joined the Church of Christ at Edgar Springs, Missouri.

Services were held Sunday, February 12, 1984 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fox Funeral Chapel by Brother Ishmael Wilson officiating.

Pallbearers were: Bob Lane, Champ Lane, Bill Lane, Wayne Barr, Larry Keaton, and Jim Birch. Interment in the Watts Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking, Missouri.

He leaves to mourn his passing wife Nola, of the home; three sons, Don of Kansas; Ward of Edgar Springs, Missouri; Freddie of Beulah, Missouri; one daughter Genevia of Williamsburg, Missouri; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four brothers, Clyde of St. Louis, Missouri; Everett of Dixon, Missouri; Edd of Richland, Missouri; and Robert of Licking, Missouri.

Earl will be sadly missed by friends and neighbors in the Duke area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Norman Dale and one died in infancy, four sisters and three brothers.

William Terrill Solberg 1973-1984

William Terrill Solberg was born August 25, 1973, in Globe, Arizona, and he departed this life February 8, 1984 at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, in his 10th year.

William, also known as Spider, was loving, happy, and he enjoyed his family and friends. He was indeed a very Special Child.

Visitation was held Friday, February 10, 1984 at the Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Funeral services and burial was held Monday, February 13, 1984 at the Palmer Globe Mortuary in Globe, Arizona. Interment was in the Hollyhill Crest Cemetery, arrangements were under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

He is survived by his parents: Sgt. First Class Arthur and Deborah Bustamanpe. Two sisters Shawna Solberga and Shondra Harris all of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. His grandmother, Fern Wheeler, of Globe, Arizona, and many other relatives and friends.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

James Alan Goforth 1951-1983

James Alan Goforth, son of James W. and Dorothy Sturgeon was born May 17, 1951 at Lebanon, Missouri, and departed this life June 11, 1983 at Cox Medical Center.

Jimmie, as he was known to friends, graduated from Richland High School in 1969.

As a young man he professed his faith in Christ, and was baptized April 5, 1965, at First Baptist Church in Richland, later transferring his membership to the High Point Baptist Church.

On September 8, 1972 he was united in marriage to Linda Brown, and to this union were born two sons, both surviving.

For the past 13 years he has been employed by Independent Stave Company in Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife Linda and two sons: James Adrain (Jamie), and Jeremy Alan, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Goforth of Richland; two sisters: Rae Lynne Payne, Richland, and Debra Ann Fowler, Springfield, Missouri; his paternal grandparents: Charles Paul and Edith Goforth of Richland; also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother Sturgeon.

Services were held Tuesday, June 14, 1983, 2:00 p.m., at High Point Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Jones and Rev. Jack Woodard officiating.

Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, soloist, and Delores Shadel, accompanist.

Escorts were Kenny York, Terry Chance, Duane Johnson, Ward Alan Ledbetter, Bryce Payne, and Art Anthony.

Burial was in the High Point Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel of Richland, Missouri.

Silas William Kelley 1892-1984

Silas William Kelley

***Some parts of this obituary, including the first paragraph are missing. After researching Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County, I have concluded that this is the obituary for Silas W. Kelley, who was born April 18, 1892. --Editor

...County, a son of Marion Webster and Julia Ann Sneed Kelley, and departed this life at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening , February 21, 1984 at the Heritage Park Nursing Home, Rolla. Mr. Kelley had been in failing health for the past two and one half years, and had attained the age of 91 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Mr. Kelley was united in marriage on July 1, 1915 (date is smudged) at Big Piney, to the former Miss Florence Lovada Carroll, and to this union five children were born.

Mr. and Mrs. Kelley celebrated sixty-eight years of marriage on their wedding anniversary this year.

Mr. Kelley was a farmer and engaged in stock raising. He was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church near Houston and was baptized at an early age.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Kelley at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, February 26, 1984, at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel in Dixon, with the Rev. Harold Withers officiating. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Big Piney, under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon.

Pallbearers for Mr. Kelley were relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Kelley include: His devoted wife, Mrs. Florence L. Kelley, of the Heritage Park Nursing Home, Rolla; one son, Floyd Kelley, Visalia, California;

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Meentemeyer, St. Louis; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers Delbert Kelley and Guy Kelley, both of the State of California; one sister, Mrs. Ivy Honse, State of California; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family members preceding Mr. Kelley in death include: His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion W. Kelley; one son, Cyris Kelley; two brothers, Sam Kelley and Clarence Kelley; and two sisters, Mrs. Dena Sawyer and Mrs. Sylvia Trout.

Edna E. (Ferguson) Logan 1898-1984

Mrs. Edna E. Logan, 85, Crocker, died Saturday at the Miller County Nursing Home.

She was born October 29, 1898 at Hawkeye, a daughter of Frederick and Effie Lawson Ferguson. On April 7, 1919, she was married to Homer T. Logan, who died December 12, 1964.

Mrs. Logan was a member of the First Baptist Church, Crocker, and of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Iberia. She was employed as a cook.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Stella Keyes and Mrs. Clara Mae Pearson, both of Iberia.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Stevenson-Mossman Funeral Home, Iberia, with the Rev. Haskell Orrick officiating. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland.

***Mrs. Logan passed away February 18, 1984 according to Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County.

Nellie Mae (Alexander) Rigsby 1907-1984

Nellie Mae Rigsby was born in Alder Springs, Missouri, on January 25, 1907, the daughter of Melvin and Mary Bilyeau Alexander and passed away in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, on Monday evening, February 13, 1984. She had attained the age of 77 years.

She was united in marriage to Charles Rigsby on February 2, 1924 and unto this union two daughters and four sons were born. He preceded her on August 29, 1979.

She was a member of the Burnett Chuch and was baptized by Earl Jones in 1961. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held in the Long Gilbert Chapel on Thursday, February 16, 1984 at 11:00 am with Earl Jones officiating. Burial was in the Fox Crossing Cemetery under the direction of the Long Gilbert Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.

She is survived by two daughters, Velva Jones and Patsy Fenton of Dixon, four sons, Ernest of Dixon; Robert of Bargersville, Indiana; and Paul and Jack of Nashville, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Alexander of Dixon and Wade Alexander of Marshfield; one sister Katie McKinnon of Dixon, with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three grandchildren, James, Frank, and Ronnie, three brothers, Sherman, Louis, and Gordon Alexander, and three sisters, Maude, Emma, and Eunice Baker.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hazel Juretta (Farris) Rigsby 1927-1987

Hazel Juretta (Farris) Rigsby was born a daughter of James and Polly Ann (Lewis) Farris on March 27, 1927 in Waynesville, Missouri and passed away Monday, April 13, 1987 at the age of 60 years.

Hazel was a Christian and a member of the Gospel Ridge Baptist Church in rural Waynesville.

Hazel loved people and enjoyed being around them. She enjoyed the outdoors, and took pride in her gardening and flowers. Hazel also loved music and liked to travel. She will by sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday April 15 at 2:00 pm in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Perrin, and Rev. Ed Smith officiating. Music was provided by organist Dorothy Moore, and soloist Iva Mae Case. Escorts were the Nephews.

Burial was in the Gospel Ridge Cemetery in Saint Robert, Missouri under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

A memorial has been suggested by the family to the Gospel Ridge Cemetery.

She is survived by two brothers, Lester Farris of Richland, Missouri, and Frank Farris of Waynesville; four sisters Belle Ousley, Wilma Ruhl, and Ida Turnbow, all of Waynesville, and Vera McDowell of Crocker, Missouri, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Hazel was proceeded in death by her father, mother, and two sisters.

Barbara Sue Bell 1940-1987

Barbara Sue Bell was born in Van Buren, Missouri on March 27, 1940, the daughter of Roscoe and Jane Sheets Bell and passed away in the Charles E. Still hospital in Jefferson City Wednesday, May 27, 1987.

She had attained the age of 47 years.

Funeral services were held in the Long Chapel Saturday May 30, 1987 at 1:00 pm with Carol Stark officiating, and her cousin Dana Woods provided the music. Burial was in the Eugene Cemetery in Eugene, Missouri under the direction of the Long Funeral Home of Crocker.

She is survived by her parents Roscoe and Jane Bell of Crocker, one sister and brother in law, Carol and Bob Stanton of St. Louis, and two nephews Darren and Barry Floyd of St. Louis with other relatives and friends. She was a loving daughter and sister and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

John Armstrong Gibson 1897-1987

John Armstrong Gibson, son of Harley and Elizabeth Armstrong Gibson, was born December 15th, 1897 in Miami, Oklahoma before statehood and departed this life March 22, 1987 in Richland, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 3 months, and 7 days.

John lived on a farm near Wet Glaize, Missouri and attended the Pritchett School when a young boy.

The family moved to the family farm between Montreal and Wet Glaize when still a teenager.

He grew up in the Methodist faith, as his grandparents were among the founders of the Campground Methodist Church.

On December 31, 1919 he was united in marriage with Bessie Manes and to this union one daughter was born.

He was a proud and loving family man. Enjoyed farming, gardening, and creating a beautiful yard around the home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 25, 1987 with Rev. Ralph Rowe officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery under direction of Colonial Funeral Chapels.

Escorts were Lynn Anderson, Scott Sorenson, Steve Sorenson, Roy Joe Perkins, Eric Sinner, and Cliff Kivela.

Those surviving include his daughter, Kathleen Snead of Richland; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bessie, who passed away October 25, 1986, one sister, Lucy, and one brother, Thomas.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hobert "Buddy" Bull Jr. 1925-1987

Hobert “Buddy” Bull Jr., of Houston, Texas, formerly of Kansas City, was born on August 11, 1925, at Springfield, the son of Hobert Sr. and Mary Edna Cannady Bull, and departed this life on Monday, February 2, 1987, at Houston, Texas, where he lived for the past fifteen years. Mr. Bull had been in failing health for the past two years, and had attained the age of 61 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

Mr. Bull had lived in the Kansas City area until 1972 where he had worked as a country and western musician for the majority of his working life.

Graveside funeral services were conducted for Mr. Bull at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, February 14, 1987, in the Kenner Cemetery near Dixon with the Rev. Louis Shives officiating. Cremation was prior to the service in Houston, Texas. The Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes assisted with the funeral arrangements of Mr. Bull.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Bull include: Two daughters, Mrs. DeRhonda Upton, Merriam, Kansas, and Miss Karen Nina Bull Belton; two sisters, Mrs. Jaunita Shives, Pryor, Oklahoma,a nd Mrs. Clara Nina Reese, North Kansas City, and other relatives and friends.

Many memories of Mr. Bull will be remembered by those who knew him.

Mr. Bull was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Bull Sr., on May 11, 1932; his mother Mrs. Mary Bull, and his grandmother, Mrs. Nina Bull Sudheimer on September 6, 1949. His father and grandmother are both buried in Kenner Cemetery near Dixon, and his mother is buried in a Kansas City Cemetery.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amanda Jane Dodd 1878-1940

The following was published in the Pulaski County Democrat Thursday, February 29, 1940.

Funeral Rites Held For Crocker Woman

Janie A. Dodd, daughter of J.H. and Tennessee Turpin, was born in Pulaski County, Missouri, on the old Turpin farm April 2, 1878, and departed this life at her home in Crocker, MO, February 26, 1940, at the age of 61 years, 10 months, and 24 days.

She was married to W.H. Carmack in the year 1894 and to this union seven children were born: Clella Mce of Crocker, Zilpha Tully of St. Louis; Leo Carmack of Kansas City; and Mabel Hunt of Dallas, Texas; three children having died in infancy.

They lived on her father's farm, now known as the old Turpin farm, which they later purchased and resided there until about the year 1911 when they moved to Crocker where she has since resided.

She was married to Allen A. Dodd in the year of 1923, he having preceded her in death three years ago.

She united with the Christian Church at about the age of 16 years and has since directed her efforts fathful and earnest in the cause of Christ in whom she was endowed with unlimited faith and reverence to the end.

She was a devoted and industrious wife; a mother of devotion snd courage' spending every effort in the care and welfare of her children, and throughout her long period of illness it was evidenced she died confident that her efforts in her family duties and devotion to Him, who has seen fit to take her away, had not been spent in vain. She lived by the Golden Rule-when charity demanded, opened her home to the homeless and openly expressed herself as being ready to go when called.

She leaves to mourn her passing in addition to the children now living, two brothers and one sister: T.H. Turpin of Wichita; J.E. Turpin of Crocker' and Stella Burchard of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Clarence Mace of Dallas, Texas; Norman and Earl Mace of Los Angeles, California; Leo and Eugene Mace of Springfield, Missouri; Genevieve Wesahaun, Doris, James, and Bobby Tully of St. Louis; Leo Roy, Loyd and Benny Carmack of Kansas City.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Daniel Webster Nicks 1863-1940

The following was published in the Pulaski County Democrat Thursday, February 29, 1940.

Daniel W. Nicks was born in Howell County, Missouri, September 10, 1863, and died at his home near Brownfield, Missouri; February 14, 1940 at the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 4 days.

He was the son of Webb and Harriet Nicks. Came and settled near Brownfield with his parents when a young man.

On November 9, 1890 he was unite din marriage to Frances Issacs. To this union four chidren were born, on eof whom, Mrs. Nettie Dawson, has preceded him in death a short time ago. Besides his wife there remain to mourn his passing two sons and one daughter, namely Bryan and Earl Nicks, both of Brownfield, Missouri and Mrs. Florence Johnson of Los Angeles, California.

The deceased has three living brothers: Barton and William Nicks' both of Brownfield, and John Nicks of Oklahoma, and one sister, Mrs. Emily pickering of Amarilla, Texas. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. One son, Edna Nicks by a former marriage preceded him in death.

There are 14 grandchildren: Thelma and Eunice Nicks, both of Springfield, Missouri; Everett, Willard, Larry, Edna, Neva, Evelyn, Florence, and Charles Nicks, all of Brownfield, Missouri; Roscoe, Dale, and Buel Dawson of Hanna, Missouri; Ruby Johnson of Los Angeles, California. He also leaves several nephews and nieces.

"Uncle Daniel" as he was familiarly and fondly known, will be sadly missed in the home and in the community. Always of a cheery disposition he made friends easily and was always ready to lend a helping hand to any in need of a neighborly kindness or assistance. When a young man he united with the Christian Church and in his declining years has been sustained by a trust and hope in Jesus.

The funeral was conducted from the Richland Christian Church Saturday afternoon, February 17, 1940, by the Rev. Waddell, local pastor, who delivered a very beautiful message to a large congregation of relatives and friends. After the services at the church the body was laid to rest in oak Lawn Cemetery at Richland and the grave was covered with beautiful flowers. R.B. Teeple had charge of the funeral.

Let us hope that in the golden sunshine of another life those who loved him will gather around in sweet reunion where partings are unknown.

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James Everett Rickerson 1896-1940

The following was published in the Pulaski County Democrat Thursday, February 29, 1940.

Funeral Rites Held For Everett Rickerson

Everett Rickerson was born May 10, 1896, and departed this life Feb. 25, 1940 at the age of 43 years, 8 months, and 10 days.

He was united in marriage to Nellie Tomlinson August 23, 1916 and to this union 14 children were born, one preceding him in death.

The deceased is survived by his widow, 13 children: Mrs. Irene Baasch of Waynesville; James, Andrew, Bertha, Margie, Lulu, Robert, Freda, Josephine, Jean, Georgia, Barabara, and Lonnie all of the home; two sisters: Mary Bales of Waynesville and mrs. Florence Gibson of Liberty, Mo; three brothers: Jess of Waynesville and Lewis of Richland.

Everett was converted at an eraly age and united with the Church of Christ of which he remained a faithful member until his death.

Funeral services were held at the F.M.A. Tabernacle at Gospel Ridge, Rev. Charley Roach officiating, with burial in Mitchell Cemetery at Waynesville under direction of Hoops & Sons.

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Sarah Susan (Leek) Brittain 1855-1940

The following was published in the Pulaski County Democrat Thursday, February 29, 1940.

Mrs. Chas Fenton and son, Everett, were in Dixon Sunday to attend funeral services for her aunt, Mrs. W.C. Brittain. Rev. Andy Sheppard preached the funeral sermon Sunday afternoon.

Some of the relatives who attended the funeral, besides the immediate family were: Bud Leek, a brother, and his daughter Mrs. Pearl Fox, Bob Leek, a brother, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Pink Miller and family of Jefferson Vity; Rev. Horace Miller and family of Vienna; Enock Miller and family of Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. Bert King of Franks; and Wilma Fenton of Waynesville, now staying in Dixon.

Mrs. Brittain had been ill for some time.

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