Bracken, Almeda (McHaffie) 11 Jul 1886 - 4 Jan 1976 OH 8 Jan 1976 p8
[Note: Daughter of George M. Dallas & Delila (Vaughn) McHaffie; married 22 Aug 1906 William Herbert “Hub” Bracken 7 Feb 1883 - 11 Dec 1945]
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Almeda Bracken, 89, Rogersville, were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marsh Chapel here with the Rev. Ronald Schultz officiating, Burial was be in McHaffie Cemetery, northeast of Rogersville. Mrs. Bracken died Sunday at 9:10 a.m. in Webco Manor Nursing Home, Marshfield, after a short illness. She was a native of Bruner and had lived in Rogersville the past 30 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Rogersville. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sada Brown, Route 2, Rogersville, and several nieces and nephews.
Bracken. Edmond F. 6 Jul 1899 - 23 Mar 1977 OH 7 Apr 1977 p8
[Note: Son of Thomas & Rhoda (Manning) Bracken; married 19 Apr 1924 CCM Euyla Versal Wilkerson 4 Jan 1903 - 25 Jan 1991]
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Edmond F. Bracken, 77, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. today in Rogersville United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Buck and W. L. Gaddis officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery south of here under direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mr. Bracken died at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a three-year illness.
Bracken, Helen A. (McHaffie) 31 Aug 1913 - 2 Jan 1978 OH 25 Jan 1978 p4
[Note: Daughter of George W. & Nellie (Burks) McHaffie; married 17 Mar 1931 James E. Bracken 15 Feb 1905 - 16 Oct 1975]
Mrs. Helen A. Bracken, age 64, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Labette Co. Medical Center where she had been a patient since January 2. She had been in ill health for the past three months but death was unexpected. She was born at Sparta, Mo. August 31, 1913 to George W. McHaffie and Nellie Burks McHaffie. She grew to womanhood in the Rogersville Sparta area living there until 1936, going to the Parsons, Kan. area. She and James E. Bracken married March 17, 1931 in Ozark, Mo. He died in Parsons, Kan. Oct 16, 1976. Survivors include two sons, Delbert of Paola, Kansas and Bob of Auburn, Wash; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Stice, Topeka, Kansas, Mrs. Lecrea Stice of Parsons, twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren, brothers Holly and Burk McHaffie of Sparta and Hadley McHaffie of Rogersville; sisters, Suzy McHaffie of Sparta, Mrs. Golda Patterson of Rogersville, Mrs. Bonnie Conner of Ellinwood, Kansas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Burris-Wall Funeral Home with Rev. Elvis Denney officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests donations to the Lupus Foundation, mailed to the Burris-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons, Kansas.
Bracken, James E. 15 Feb 1905 - Oct 1975 OH 23 Oct 1975 p8
[Note: Son of Joseph Charles & Minnie (Standley) Bracken; married 17 Mar 1931 Helen A. McHaffie 31 Aug 1913 - 2 Jan 1978]
James E. “Jim” Bracken, 70, a former freight business operator in Parsons, died at 3:40 a.m. today in the Labette County Medical Center. The Bracken home is on Rt. 2 in Circle Park. He had been in failing health four years and in critical condition eight months. He had been hospitalized frequently and last entered the hospital last Sunday. He was born on Feb. 15, 1905, in Rogersville, Mo, a son of Joseph Charles and Minnie Standley Bracken. He moved with his parents to the McCune area in 1915, returning to Rogersville in 1925. Bracken and Helen A. McHaffie were married March 17, 1931 in Ozark, Mo. They came to the Parsons area in 1936. Bracken and Boyd E. Sanders, also Parsons, together purchased the Red Ball Freight Co. here May 1940. Bracken later purchased Sanders interest and operated the business until 1971. Survivors include Mrs. Bracken of the home; two sons, James Delbert of Paola and Bob L. of Spring Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Jack L. (Lacreta) Stice of 4250 Main, Parsons, and Mrs, James D. (Ann) Stice of Topeka; one brother, William Bracken of Hugoton; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Burris-Wall Funeral Home. Elvis Denney, pastor of the Church of Christ in Chouteau, Okla. will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Lawn.
Bracken, Pearl (McGinnis) 20 Jun 1888 - 7 Oct 1965 CCR 14 Oct 1965 p1
[Note: Daughter of Robert & Amanda M. (Shipman) McGinnis; married 25 Sep 1934 CCM Ernest G. Bracken 25 Dec 1885 - 25 Aug 1967]
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Bracken, 76, Route 1, Rogersville, were at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh Chapel at Rogersville with the Rev. George Carden officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bracken, a lifelong resident of Christian County, died early Thursday in General Osteopathic Hospital in Springfield after an illness of several months. Surviving are her husband, Ernest G.; and two sisters, Mrs. Elmina Gentry, Reeds Spring and Mrs, Lucy Benbrook, Joplin.
Bracken, Rhoda Lawson (Manning) 24 Feb 1856 - 6 Feb 1933 CCR 2 Mar 1933 p5
[Note: Daughter of William “Willy“ & Nancy (Hilton) Manning; married Thomas Bracken; MO DC says buried Springfield National Cemetery, stone in Springhill where obit says buried]
Rhoda Lawson Manning, daughter of William and Nancy Manning was born Feb. 24, 1856 and died Feb. 6, 1933, aged 77 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was married to Thomas Bracken. To this union were born five sons and three daughters, two of whom preceded her in death. They were Mollie Sheppard who died Jan. 6, 1906 and Cheslie Bracken who passed away March 20, 1906. Rhoda Bracken united with the Methodist Church some 20 years ago. The funeral services were held at Plainview on Feb. 10, with Bro. Fields officiating. Burial was made in the Springhill cemetery under the direction of the Star Funeral home of Fordland. She leaves to mourn her departure four sons, Charlie, Herbert, Ernest and Edmond and two daughters, Virgie Wilkerson and Kate McHaffie, also 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bracken, William Herbert “Hub” d 7 Feb 1883 - 11 Dec 1945 CCR 20 Dec 1945 p1
[Note: Son of Thomas & Rhoda (Manning) Bracken; married 22 Aug 1906 Almeda McHaffie 11 Jul 1886 - 4 Jan 1976]
[Missing] passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11,1945, at his home near Ozark. On Aug. 22, 1906, he was married to Miss Almeda McHaffie and to this union one daughter was born, who passed away in infancy. He professed faith in Christ and was loved by all who knew him. “Hub” as he was called by his friends, lived a life of patience and cheerfulness. He is survived by his wife, Almeda; three brothers, Ernest and Edmond of Rogersville and Charley of Parsons, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Kate McHaffie of Rogersville; five nieces; five nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Abadyl church by Brother Fields of Fordland with burial in the McHaffie cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.
Brackett, Jimmy F. 23 Sep 1930 - 29 Jul 2007 SN-L 30 Jul 2007
[Note: Son of Bland & Doris Irene (Ellison) Brackett; married 29 Aug 1952 Hildreth Cloyed]
Jimmy F. Brackett, 76, passed away in his home early Sunday morning, July 29, 2007, from emphysema caused by a nearly lifelong addiction to cigarettes. Jim was born September 23, 1930, in Springfield to Doris Irene (Ellison) and Bland Brackett. He attended Doling Elementary, Reed Junior High School, and graduated from Senior High School in 1948. On August 29, 1952, Jim married Hildreth Cloyed. They have two children, Karen and Estel. Jim worked for the Frisco Railroad as an electrician for 14 and a half years. Then, he and Mackie Blades rode motorcycles as Greene County deputies under Sheriff Glenn Hendrix. He was a bus and truck inspector for the Missouri Public Service Commission for then-Governor Warren Hearnes. Along the way, he worked as an electrician for Dayco and drove an over-the-road tractor-trailor truck. In 1974, he went to work as assistant terminal supervisor for Greyhound Bus Lines in St. Louis. After contracting tuberculosis and having surgery that removed part of one lung, he retired from Greyhound in 1986. In 1992, he and Hilda returned to Springfield. Jim was a member of Elks Lodge #409. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; aunt and uncle, Pauline and John McLaggan; a cousin, John McLaggan; uncle and aunt Estel and Cora Ellison; and a sister, Marybelle Montgomery. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda, of the home; is daughter, Karen Zoeller and husband, Michael, Ozark; his son, Estel and wife, Sally, Ozark. He is survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Jerred Brackett, wife, Michelle, and sons, Layne and Lance; Angela Davenport, husband, Jerry, and daughters, Marly and Leah, all of Springfield; Garrick Zoeller, wife, Tiffany, and son Grayson, of Nixa; and Christopher Zoeller of Ozark. He is also survived by a step-granddaughter, Jessica Swadley and her daughter, Jillian. We hope Dad is breathing easier now. We love him and will miss him. Cremation was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. No services are planned.
Brackett, Willie Bessie 14 Sep 1896 - 18 Nov 1988 OH 24 Nov 1988
Willie Bessie Brackett, 92, of Springfield, died at 1:05 p.m. Nov. 18 at Primrose Place after a long illness. Graveside services for Mrs. Brackett were held Nov. 19 at Mt. Comfort Cemetery with Bill Montgomery officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Brackett was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Springfield. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Belle and H.P. “Jude” Montgomery, Springfield; five grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Braden, Anna H. (Whitsett) 19 Mar 1893 - 23 Apr 1945 CCR 3 May 1945 p1
[Note: Daughter of William M. & Tennessee Ann (St. John) Whitsett; married Benjamin Harrison "Sonk" Braden 14 Apr 1887 - 24 Sep 1943]
Mrs. Anna Braden, 53, was born March 19, 1891, and passed away Monday, April 23, 1945. In 1911 she was married to Benjamin Braden and to this union 11 children were born, all of whom survive. She had been a devoted Christian for 32 years and practiced the gospel in her daily living. Surviving are four sons, Pfc. Clyde Braden with the U.S. Army in New Guinea, Sgt. Ray Braden with the Army in the Philippines, Jack and Fred of the home; seven daughters, Mrs. Evelyn McHaffie and Mrs. Agnes Hale of Bruner, Mrs. Flo Baunwart of Indiana, Mrs. Velma Walker of South Carolina, Miss Irene of Springfield, and Ruth and Betty of the home; four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, April 27, at Bruner with Bro. Glenn Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home.
Braden, Arlo Curtis “Bud” 2 Aug 1881 - 20 Nov 1963 CCR 21 Nov 1963
[Note: Son of John "Jack" & Susan Catherine (Johns) Braden; married 25 Nov 1929 CCM Corda Tilda Ellen Smith 18 Dec 1903 - 31 May 1970]
A. C. (Bud) Braden, 82, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Bruner Community, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home west of Bruner. Surviving are his wife, Corda; three sons, Johnnie and Billy of the home, and Charles, Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Trammel, Grandview, and Mrs. Roxie Starnes, Kansas City; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eveleen Wyatt, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Springfield, and 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Harris.
Braden, Arnold Eugene, Sr. 5 Mar 1923 - 8 May 1994 OH 25 May 1994
[Note: Son of William J. & Jane (Watts) Braden; married Edna]
Arnold Eugene Braden, Sr., 71, Woodland, died Sunday, May 8, 1994 in his home. He was born March 5, 1923 in Bruner, and had lived in Woodland for 27 years. In his early teens, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, then worked 30 years in the logging industry. A logging accident forced his retirement in 1975. He had been a logger and truck driver for Weyerhaeuser Co. and Zumstein Logging. Survivors include his wife, Edna, at home; two sons, Arnold E. Braden Jr., Vancouver, and Eric Braden of Radcliff, Ky.; three daughters, Nola Braden and Angie Colleen Rodman of Woodland, three stepsons, Darwin Rounds, Delbert Rounds and Richard Rounds, all of Woodland; a stepdaughter, Lynda Goreth, Panama; three sisters, Annabelle Davidson, Sparta, Susie Hughes, Ozark, and Wanda Johnson, Osceola; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at Frank Abel Cemetery, Woodland, with the Rev. Scott Schang officiating. Afterward, people gathered at the Braden home to share memories. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southwest, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, Wash., 98668.
Braden, Benjamin Harrison “Sonk” 14 Apr 1887 - 24 Sep 1943 CCR 30 Sep 1943 p1
[Note: Son of Thomas Benton & Margaret M. (Brazeal) Braden; married 1 Oct 1911 Anna H. Whitsett 19 Mar 1893 - 23 Apr 1945]
Funeral services for Benjamin Harrison Braden, 56, who died Sept. 25 at his home near Bruner, were held Sunday at the Bruner church, conducted by John Burkhart, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin. He was married to Annie Whitsett in 1911 and to this union were born 11 children, all of whom survive and were at his bedside when death came. Survivors include his wife, Annie, seven daughters, Mrs. Evelyn McHaffie and Mrs. Agnes Hale of Bruner, Mrs. Flo Bannwart of Indiana, Mrs. Velma Walker of S. Carolina, Irene, Wilma, and Betty of the home; four sons, Ray of Texas, Clyde of Bruner, Jack and Fred of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Reed of Seymour, Mrs. Julia Johns and Mrs. Pearl Tennis of Sparta; four brothers, George of California, Tom of Forsyth, Will of Bruner, and Frank of Galloway.
Braden, Bessie Jo (Harvill) 12 Feb 1932 - 9 Apr 2011 SN-L 11 Apr 2011 & CCH-N 13 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Robert Basil “Bob“ & Fae Fern (Teague) Harvill; married 14 Aug 1948 Fred Braden]
Bessie Jo Braden, 79 of Sparta, passed away in her home on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2011. She was born February 12, 1932, in Elkhead the daughter of Robert and Fae (Teague) Harvill. On August 14, 1948 she was united in marriage to Fred Braden in Harrison, Arkansas. Bessie was a wonderful friend, mother and wife who along with her husband owned and operated Braden Oil Company in Sparta for 38 years. She was an avid basketball fan of the Sparta Trojans and MSU Bears. Bessie also was past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Chapter # 326 of Sparta. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, Basil. After 62 blessed years together, Bessie is survived by her husband, Fred; son, Gary Braden of Sparta; daughter, Jonna Woosley and husband Robert of Springfield; grandsons, Jeff Woosley of Springfield and Jon Woosley and wife Mari of Bolivar; great-granddaughter, Eleanor Rose of Bolivar; brother, John Harvill and wife Sandra of Springfield; nephew, Nick Harvill of California; niece, Alison Miller and husband Chris and their children Ryan, Ellie and Maggie all of Springfield; other caring relatives and many friends. The family requests donations to: The Alzheimer's Association , Hospice Compassus or a charity of your choice. Funeral services for Bessie will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Carnel "Bally" Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 11 in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
Braden, Betty Jo (Horton) 28 May 1938 - 19 Aug 2007 SN-L 21 Aug 2007
[Note: Daughter of Henry & Mary Lavina (Porter) Horton; married George Herman Braden 21 Jan 1923 - 4 Oct 1997]
Betty Jo Braden, age 69, of Marshfield, passed away on Sunday in her home. A graveside funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sparta Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to Sparta Cemetery, in care of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Braden, Betty Jo (Horton) 28 May 1938 - 19 Aug 2007 CCH-N 19 Sep 2007
Betty Jo Braden, 69, of Marshfield, passed away Aug. 19, 2007 in her home. She was born May 24, 1938, in Sparta, the daughter of Henry and Mary Lavina (Porter) Horton. Braden had been employed by Hagle and Lee Garment Factories, and also worked at Litton. She enjoyed time spent on the farm and taking care of the animals. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Herman Braden in 1997, a brother Bob Horton and her parents. Survivors include a brother, Cecil Horton and wife Betty, Nixa, good friends, Steve and Sharon Warren, Conway, two nieces, a nephew, and other family members. A graveside funeral service was held Aug. 22, in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorials may be made to the Sparta Cemetery fund in care of the funeral home.
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Braden, Betty L. (Reed) 1929 - 18 Nov 2006 SN-L 21 Nov 2006
[Note: Daughter of Harvey Joshua & Mary (Abbott) Reed; married 24 Jan 1947 George Roger Braden 10 Jul 1917 - 7 Aug 1985]
Betty Braden, 77, of Ozark, formerly of Bruner, Mo., died November 18, 2006, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She and Roger Braden were married on January 24, 1947. Roger died in 1985. Betty was a member of the Sparta Chapter of The Order of Eastern Star and Sparta Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, J. R. and wife, Betty of Sparta, and Steve and wife, Elaine, of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Wyona Shortt and Irene Maggard of California, one brother, Charley Reed of Nixa; one aunt, Cynthia Abbott of Ozark; four grandchildren, Kristi, Katie, Bridget, and Kyle; and five great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Reed; mother. Mary Abbott; sisters, Kathryn Stutesman, Josephine Bernett, Treva Bloomer, and Jewel Anderson; and one brother, Harley Reed. Betty treasured the wonderful friendships she had with residents and caregivers at Ozark Nursing & Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, November 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, at Bruner Cemetery.
Braden, Bobbie D. 30 Jan 1928 - 11 Aug 1982 OH 19 Aug 1982 p9
[Note: Son of Frank & Grace (Burks) Braden; married Lorene]
Services for Bobbie D. Braden, 54, Springfield, were held Aug. 16 in Adams Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Steve Schultz officiating, Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Braden died of natural causes on Aug. 11 in St. John’s Regional Health Center. Survivors include his wife, Lorene; his niece, Kim Braden, of the home; two brothers, Ival, Rogersville, and Franklin, Springfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Edith Daniels, Sparta, Mrs. Josephine Brooks, Walnut Grove, and Mrs. Maxine Cornelison, Ozark.
Braden, Bradley Shannon 24 Jul 1962 - 19 May 1980 OH 22 May 1980 p6
[Note: Son of George Herman & Peggy ( ) Braden]
Services for Shannon Braden, 17, Strafford High School honor student, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Harris Chapel, Ozark with burial in the Sparta Cemetery. The officiant will be Roy Wilson. Shannon was killed early Monday after he lost control of his car and collided with a tractor-trailer truck on US 65 about 12 miles north of Branson. He had been with his graduating class in the Branson area over the weekend and was returning to work on the George H. Braden Trucking Co,, Springfield. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Herman and Betty Braden, Strafford; his mother, Mrs. Peggy Braden, Bethany; a brother, Kevin, Bethany; a sister, Kimberly Ann, Bethany; three half brothers, Fred Hogue, Teddy Hogue, both of Kansas City and Larry Braden, Wichita, Kan., and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Braden, Nixa and Mrs. Blanche Addison, Bethany.
Braden, Bradley Shannon 24 Jul 1962 - 19 May 1980 OH 29 May 1980 pB9
Card of Thanks
A special thanks to all their friends and neighbors for prayers, flowers, cards, gifts and concern shown to us during the death of our loved ones, Shannon Braden. God bless everyone. Mr. & Mrs. Herman Braden & family; Mr. & Mrs. Carl Braden Mr. & Mrs. Joe Braden & family Mr. & Mrs. Howard Braden & family Mrs. Nancy Nichols & Family Mrs. Doris Holt & family Mr. & Mrs. Junior Braden & family.
Braden, Carl Junior 13 Apr 1942 - 25 Jul 1986 OH 31 Jul 1986 p3
[Note: Son of Carl H. & Georgia W. (Bales) Braden; married Linda]
Services for Carl Junior Braden, 43, Nixa, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Braden died July 28 in Veterans Hospital in Columbia following a long illness. A former Sparta Resident, he had resided in Nixa for the past five years. He was a retired carpenter and homebuilder and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda; one son, Carl Eugene, Ontario, Calif.; one daughter, Karen, Fontana, Calif.; his mother, Georgia Braden, Nixa; two brothers, George Herman Braden, Conway, and Joe D. Braden, Hesperia, Calif.; and two sisters, Nancy Aouth, Nixa and Doris Owsley, Blue Springs.
Braden, Clyde Manuel 3 Oct 1916 - 5 Apr 1978 OH 20 Apr 1978 p10
[Note: Son of Benjamin Harrison "Sonk" & Anna Harmon (Whitsett) Braden; married 1940 Edrie Annis Luttrell 19 Feb 1922 - 18 Feb 2009]
The family of Clyde Braden wishes to express our thanks for the many acts of kindness during his illness and at the time of his death. Edrie Braden Gary & Karen Johns Brothers and Sisters.
Braden, Corda Tilda Ellen (Smith) Copeland 18 Dec 1903 - 31 May 1970 CCR 4 Jun 1970 p8
[Note: Daughter of William Charles & Mary Elizabeth (McHaffie) Smith; married 7 Mar 1924 Dewey A. Copeland 25 Aug 1898 - 1 Oct 1926; married 25 Nov 1929 Arlo Curtis Braden 2 Aug 1881 - 20 Nov 1963]
Mrs. Corda Braden, 66, a lifelong resident of Bruner, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Starnes, Springfield. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Braden is survived by three sons, Johnny Braden of Nixa; Charles Braden of Springfield, and Billy Joe Braden of Bruner; two other daughters, Mrs. Evalene Wyatt, Springfield and Mrs. Vivian Trammel of Grandview; three brothers, Charley Smith of Castle Rock, Wash., Lawrence Smith of Oldfield and Simon Smith of Sparta; five sisters, Mrs.. Esta Moses and Mrs. Iva Moses of Sparta, Mrs. Lula Loveland of Springfield, Mrs. Elva Bellman of Granite City, Ill., and Mrs. Nellie Robison of Niangua. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Braden, Edrie Annis (Luttrull) 19 Feb 1922 - 18 Feb 2009 SN-L 21 Feb 2009 & CCH-N 25 Feb 2009
[Note: Daughter of Elmer Lawrence & Lucy A. ( ) Luttrull; married 1940 Clyde Manuel Braden 3 Oct 1916 - 5 Apr 1978]
Edrie Braden passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, California, after a long and happy life. She was one day short of being 87 years old. She was born in Bruner, Missouri on February 19, 1922 to Lucy and Elmer Luttrull. She was one of 11 children. She grew up in Bruner and graduated from Sparta High School. She married Clyde Braden in 1940 and they had one daughter, Karen. After Clyde returned from World War II, they moved to Sacramento and both went to work at McClellan Air Force Base. Clyde passed away in 1978. Edrie retired after 21 years from the Department of Defense. She worked there through three wars. After her retirement she enjoyed traveling to all four corners of the United States, including Hawaii. She moved to Davis, California in 1980 to be near Karen and her family. Edrie was a strong, independent woman who lived alone until her last day. She loved her family and her greatest joy was being with her two granddaughters; Stephanie and Jennifer; and her great-grandson Andrew. She was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Ray, and Stephen Luttrull. She is survived by her daughter Karen Johns (Gary) of Davis; granddaughters Jennifer Johns of Woodland, Stephanie Loutzenhiser (Ron) of Galt; and great-grandson Andrew Loutzenhiser of Galt; sisters Mary Jane, Elloene, Clarice, and Christine; and brothers Don, Amos, and Ronnie, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Friends and family are invited to the visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, February 22, in Barnes Funeral Home in Ozark, Mo. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 23, in Barnes Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Missouri.
Braden, Emma Jane (Johnson) 26 Nov 1914 - 31 Jul 1941 CCR 7 Aug 1941 p8
[Note: Daughter of L. H. & Samantha (Mills) Johnson; married 8 Aug 1929 CCM Homer Braden]
Mrs. Homer Braden, 27 years old, died last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Shipman Cemetery by the Rev. Ledyard of Sparta. Burial was also in the cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. She was married to Homer Braden Aug. 8, 1929, and five children, Louis Everett, Mary Lucille, Lawrence Ray, Lelah Mae, and Emogene, were born. Besides her husband and children she is survived by her father, L.H. Johnson of Conway; one sister, Mrs. Fred Newberry of California; and four brothers, Bert of Forsyth, Jessie of Springfield, and Wilbur and Hermann of California.
Braden, Finis Richard 17 May 1933 - 4 Oct 1983 OH 13 Oct 1983 p9
[Note: son of Carl H. & Georgia W. (Bales) Braden; married Carol]
Finis Richard Braden, 50, formerly of Sparta, died Oct, 4, 1983, at home in Lucerne Valley, Calif., following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two daughters, Janice Biddle, Excelsior Springs and Rocky Finnigan, Lucerne Valley, Calif.; three sons, Charles, State of California, Mike, California and Darrin, of the home; three brothers, George Herman, Strafford, Joe, Hesperia, Calif. and Carl Junior, Nixa; two sisters, Nancy Nichols, La Puente, Calif., and Doris Kelly, Nixa; and his mother, Georgia Braden, Nixa. His father, Carl, preceded him in death on April 25, 1983.
Braden, George Herman 21 Jan 1923 - 4 Oct 1997 CCH-N 8 Oct 1997
[Note: Son of Carl H. & Georgia E. (Bales) Braden; married Vivian Arlene Phillips 20 Jan 1924 - 3 Jun 1963; married Peggy m/1 Hogue; married Betty Jo Horton 28 May 1938 - 19 Aug 2007 ]
George Herman Braden, 74, Marshfield, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997 in his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1923 in Sparta and was the son of Carl and Georgia (Bales) Braden. He served his country during World War II. Braden was a truck driver and a farmer in the Conway area for many years. Survivors include: his wife, Betty; three children, Kevin, Kim and Larry Braden; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Nancy Routh, and Doris Kelly; and a brother, Joe Braden. He was preceded in death by: two sons, Terry and Shannon Braden; three brothers, Carl Braden, Jr., Hugh Braden, and Richard Braden; and his parents. Funeral services were Oct. 7, in Adarns Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.
Braden, George Roger 10 Jul 1917 - 7 Aug 1985 OH 29 Aug 1985 pB8
[Note: Son of George Washington & Joella “Ella” (Layton) Braden; mother married first Farrar; married Betty L. Reed 30 Sep 1929 - 18 Nov 2006]
Card of Thanks
The family of Roger Braden wish to express our love and gratitude to our relatives, friends, neighbors and pastors who have shown us what caring is all about throughout our loved ones illness and death. Thanks to all for the cards, calls, food, floral tributes, prayers and all who came to our home. There are so many special people it would be impossible to mention everyone, Know that we remember and God bless you all. Betty, J. R. and Betty, Steve, Curley and Ima, Beulah and Mary Jo
Braden, George Washington 19 Apr 1879 - 27 Oct 1957 CCR 31 Oct 1957 p4
[Note: Son of Thomas Benton & Margaret M. (Brazeal) Braden; married 15 Aug 1903 CCM Joella “Ella” Farrar 1878 - 22 Jul 1945]
George W. Braden was born April 19, 1879 and departed this life October 25 at the age of 79 years. A life long resident of the Sparta community, he was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held October 27, at the Bruner Rock Church with burial in the Sparta Cemetery, under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by three sons, Roger of Bruner, Carl of Sparta and Harold of Keltner; one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Smith of Oldfield, 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Braden, Georgia W. (Bales) 30 Dec 1907 - 10 Feb 1998 OH 18 Feb 1988
[Note: Daughter of Luther Delbert & Nancy Noticia (Holman) Bales; married 19 Aug 1922 CCM Carl H. Braden 2 Nov 1904 - 25 Apr 1983]
Georgia W. Braden, 80, of Nixa, died of natural causes at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 10 in the home of a daughter, Nancy Routh, Nixa. Services for Mrs. Braden were held Saturday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth P. Bandy officiating. Burial was in the Sparta Cemetery. A former longtime resident of Bruner, Mrs. Braden had resided in Nixa since 1972. She was the widow of Carl H. Braden, who preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by three sons; Hugh, Richard and Carl, Jr. In addition to her daughter, Nancy, Mrs. Braden's survivors include two sons, George Herman, Conway, and Joe D., Hesperia, California; a daughter, Doris Kelly, Kansas City; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frankie Hiatt, Spokane, Washington.
Braden, Hugh James 19 May 1931 - 29 Jan 1970 CCR 5 Feb 1970 p2
[Note: Son of Carl H. & Georgia W. (Bales) Braden; married Betty J.]
Hugh J. Braden, 38, Lathrop, Mo. died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Veterans Hospital at Wadsworth, Kan. He had been a resident of Sparta most of his life, having moved to Lathrop three years ago, where he was employed as an aircraft engineer. He was a member of the Sparta First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty J.; two daughters, Mrs. Sherill Jean White and Miss Glenda Braden, both of Highland, Calif. one son, Gerald L. Braden, Highland, Calif.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Braden, Sparta; four brothers, George and Carl, Jr., Lathrop. Lathrop, Joe, Pomona, Calif. and Richard, Needles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Nichols, La Puente, Calif and Doris Kelley, Barston, Calif. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.
Braden, James Frank 25 Sep 1896 - 9 Nov 1954 CCR 18 Nov 1954 p5
[Note: Son of Thomas Benton & Rosie Fan (Bounds) Braden; married Grace Jewel Burks]
Funeral services for Frank J. Braden, 58, of Galloway who died November 9 at his home at Galloway were held Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Sylva Howard officiating. Services were held at both the Bruner church and the Green Hill church with burial in the Green Hill Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include four sons, Jesse Braden of Kansas City; Bobbie and Ival Braden of Springfield and Franklin Braden of San Gabriel, Calif; five daughters, Mrs. Maxine Cornelison of Ozark and Mrs. Rosie Worez, both of San Gabriel; a sister, Mrs. Julia Ann Johns of Fontana, Calif,; a brother, George Braden of Bruner; 15 grandchildren, other relatives and many friends
Braden, Jane (Watts) 14 Nov 1881 - 1 Feb 1953 CCR 5 Feb 1953 p8
[Note: Daughter of John Edward & Elitha (Bounds) Watts; married 15 Feb 1901 CCM William J. Braden 27 Jan 1873 - 19 Mar 1952]
Jane Watts Braden, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Haguewood Hospital in Ozark. In the year 1899, she married William J. Braden who preceded her in death one year ago. They became the parents of five daughters, four of whom survive. Jewel Holt and Mary Thompson of Bruner, Etta Davis of Fordland and Jewell Davidson of Sparta. She professed faith in Christ several years ago. Also surviving are two brothers, Bill Watts of Springfield and Pansy Watts of Forsyth, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Bruner church by the Rev. Ray Shipman, Burial was in the Bruner Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home.
Braden, Jess Benton 31 Mar 1925 - 28 Jan 1978 OH 2 Feb 1978 p8
[Note: Son of James Frank & Grace Jewel (Burks) Braden]
OZARK - Services for Jess Benton Braden, 52, Ozark, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Fordland. Mr. Benton died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a brief illness. Mr. Braden was a state parks employee at Hollister until he moved to Ozark two years ago. He was a member of Hollister Assembly of God. Surviving are a son, Glenn of Ozark; two stepsons, Jimmie and Ronnie Coffelt both of Hollister; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Cindy Hopkins, Branson; three brothers, Bob and Frank, both of Springfield and Ival of Rogersville; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Daniels, Sparta, Mrs. Josephine Brooks, Walnut Grove and Mrs. Maxine Cornelison, Ozark; and a step grandchild.
Braden, Joella “Ella” (Layton) Farrar 1878 - 22 Jul 1945 CCR 26 Jul 1945 p1
[Note: Daughter of Luconius A. & Nancy “Nannie” (Jarrett) Layton; married 15 Aug 1903 George Washington Braden 19 Apr 1879 - 27 Oct 1957; brother named Layton, but married under name Farrar]
Ella Layton Braden, 67, died Sunday morning at her home near Sparta following a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, George; three sons, Roger in the U.S. Army in Germany, Ross H. of Pomona, Calif., and Carl of Sparta; one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Smith of Sparta; one brother, Dee Layton; and one sister, Mrs. Daisie Pierson. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Sparta Church of Christ by Rev. Fred Williamson of Springfield. Burial was made in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.
Braden, John William 22 Feb 1933 - 14 Jul 2004 SN-L 16 Jul 2004
[Note: Son of Arlo Curtis & Corda Ellen (Smith) Braden; married 13 Nov 1954 Dorothy Melton]
John William Braden, age 71, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2004 in his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Bruner, the son of Arlo Curtis Braden and Corda Ellen Smith Braden. On Nov. 13, 1954, he and Dorothy Melton were united in marriage. Mr. Braden retired in 1992 from Kraft Foods. He was also a dairy farmer. He loved to hunt and fish whenever he could. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; seven children, Larry Braden and his wife Jackie, Sparta, Terry Braden and his wife Angie, Spanaway, Wash., Deanna DeLong and her husband Bill, Sparta, Don Braden and his wife Penny, Chadwick, Ken Braden, Springfield, Sherry Long and her husband Jeff, Purdy, and Rick Braden and his wife Becky, Oldfield; twelve grandchildren, Lane Braden, Jana Randall, Brad Baney, Michael Baney, Buck Baney, Dandy Braden, Heath Braden, Jesica Leigh, Brandi Trobaugh, Amber Elkins, Rachel Long, and Thomas Braden; three great-grandchildren, Dakota Braden, Mystic Leigh, and Zach Randall; two sisters, Vivian Trammel, Springfield, and Roxie Starnes, Springfield; and two brothers, Charles Braden, Weaubleau, and Bill Braden, Bruner. He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister Evelena; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lenvil and Ida Melton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bob Long officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Braden, John William 22 Feb 1933 - 14 Jul 2004 CCH-N 21 Jul 2004
John William Braden, 71, Nixa, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 in his home, after a four year battle with cirrhosis. He was born February 22, 1933 in Bruner, the son of Arlo Curtis Braden and Corda Ellen Smith Braden. On November 13, 1954 he and Dorothy Melton were united in marriage. Braden retired in 1992 from Kraft Foods. He was also a dairy farmer. He loved to hunt and fish whenever he could. Survivors include: His wife, Dorothy: seven children, Larry Braden and his wife Jackie, Sparta, Terry Braden and his wife Angie, Spanaway, Washington, Deanna DeLong and her husband Bill, Sparta, Don Braden and his wife Penny, Chadwick, Ken Braden, Springfield, Sherry Long and her husband Jeff, Purdy, and Rick Braden and his wife Becky, Oldfield; twelve grandchildren, Lane Braden, Jana Randall, Brad Baney, Michael Baney, Buck Baney, Dandy Braden, Heath Braden, Jesica Leigh, Brandi Trobaugh, Amber Elkins, Rachel Long, and Thomas Braden; three great-grandchildren, Dakota Braden, Mystic Leigh, and Zach Randall; two sisters, Vivian Trammel, Springfield, and Roxie Starnes, Springfield; and two brothers, Charles Braden, Weaubleau, and Bill Braden, Bruner. He was preceded in death by his parents, a half sister Evelena and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lenvil and Ida Melton. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 17 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bob Long officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery.
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Braden, Manford J. “Snook” 1 May 1940 - 24 Nov 2010 SN-L 27 Nov 2010
[Note; married ? Johnson; married 15 Sep 1991 Doris Mitchell]
Manford J. "Snook" Braden, 70, of Sparta, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Cox South Hospital. He was born March 1, 1940 at Bruner and was a longtime resident of Christian County. On September 15, 1991 he was united in marriage to Doris Mitchell. Snook is survived by his wife, Doris; six children Kim Carpenter and husband Mike, Greg Braden and wife Angela, Steve Braden and wife Lisa, Judy Walles and husband Dennis, Joyce Tettis and husband Joey, and Jeff Melton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Sunday, November 28, 2010 in Barnes Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bruner Cemetery. The Braden family request donations be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Braden, Manford J. “Snook” 1 May 1940 - 24 Nov 2010 CCH-N 1 Dec 2010
Manford J. “Snook” Braden, 70, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2010, in Cox South Hospital. He was born March 1, 1940, at Bruner and was a longtime resident of Christian County. On Sept. 15, 1991, he was united in marriage to Doris Mitchell. Snook is survived by his wife, Doris; six children Kim Carpenter and husband Mike, Greg Braden and wife Angela, Steve Braden and wife Lisa, Judy Walles and husband Dennis, Joyce Tennis and husband Joey, and Jeff Melton; 11 grandchildren, Jason Carpenter and wife Emily, Matt Carpenter and wife Tara, Bryce Braden, Chasity Shirkey and husband Craig, Kesha Ledford and husband Brian, Casey Tennis and wife Keri, Tashina Tennis and Aaron Phillips, Kristen Loomis and husband Joey, Katie Melton and John Clark, Dakota Melton, and Laurie Issac and husband Tracey; and 15 great-grandchildren. Snook was preceded in death by his mother, infant sister and two sets of in-laws, Louie and Dorothy Johnson, Clarence and Pearl Mitchell. Snook retired from Hiland Dairy and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 245. He was a former Sparta mayor and a city council member. Snook loved to have a good conversation with anyone and always had several favorite topics for discussion. He also enjoyed attending Union Hill Baptist Church of Oldfield, where he was a member. Snook had many things he loved to do but he especially loved playing with his grandchildren, traveling, attending Baldknobbers shows, selling various fruits on the roadside, taking care of his calves and watching tractor pulls. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Carnel “Bally” Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Bruner Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 Saturday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.
Braden, Rosie Fan (Bounds) 1 Jul 1855 - 13 Mar 1933 CCR 16 Mar 1933 p8
[Note: Daughter of James Ganser & Sylva/Olivia (Willis) Bounds; married 24 Feb 1898 CCM Thomas Benton “Bent” Braden 31 Jan 1842 - 23 Jan 1918]
Rose Fan Braiden was born in Tennessee on July 13, 1859, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Tennis, on March 13, 1933, at the age of 73 years and eight months. She came to this country with her parents at the age of 10. She was married to Bent Braiden. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter. They are Sonk Braiden of Sparta, Frank of Bruner and Mrs. Pearl Tennis of Sparta. Her husband preceded her in death in 1918. She was converted at an early age and united with the Christian church. She lived a devoted Christian life. Besides the children, she is survived by five step children, Will and Tom Braiden of Bruner, George of Palmetto, Mrs. Julia Jones of Bruner and Mrs. Mary Jones of Lebanon. There are also 19 grandchildren and 21 step grandchildren besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday, March 14, conducted by Rev. A.E. Hanks of Selmore with burial in the Braden Cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Braden, Ross H. "Curley" 7 Aug 1919 - 14 Apr 2005 SN-L 15 Apr 2005
[Note: Son of George Washington & Joella “Ella” (Layton) Braden; married 1940 Ima Lorene Burks]
Ross H. "Curley" Braden, age 85, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005. He was born August 7, 1919, in Bruner, the son of George and Jo Ella Braden. In 1940 he and Ima Lorene Burks were united in marriage. They moved to California in 1941, where he worked as a carpenter. Their three children were born to them in Pomona, California. They returned to Missouri after 14 years. Curley farmed at Keltner and worked as a contractor for 27 years before retirement. They lived in Lazy Acres on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas for 21 years until moving to Ozark three years ago. Curley always enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. Survivors include: his wife, Ima; three children and their spouses, Harold and Wilma Braden, Sparta, Gary and Mary Braden, Ozark, and Connie and Tom Schilling, Ozark; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Tammy Braden, Kirk and Ronda Braden, Gary Lee and Trixie Braden, and Tony and Trina Blair; eight great grandchildren, Tyler Blair, Jordan Beads, Cody and Candace Braden, Brenan and Bryan Braden, and Abby and Madison Braden; a sister-in-law, Betty Braden; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Carl Braden and wife, Georgia, and Roger Braden; and a sister, Beulah Smith and her husband, Dink. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Braden, Ross H. "Curley" 7 Aug 1919 - 14 Apr 2005 CCH-N 20 Apr 2005
Ross H. "Curley" Braden, age 85, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005. He was born August 7, 1919, in Bruner, the son of George and Jo Ella Braden. In 1940 he and Ima Lorene Burks were united in marriage. They moved to California in 1941, where he worked as a carpenter. Their three children were born to them in Pomona, California. They returned to Missouri after 14 years. Curley farmed at Keltner and worked as a contractor for 27 years before retirement. They lived in Lazy Acres on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas for 21 years until moving to Ozark three years ago. Curley always enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. Survivors include: his wife, Ima; three children and their spouses, Harold and Wilma Braden, Sparta, Gary and Mary Braden, Ozark, and Connie and Tom Schilling, Ozark; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Tammy Braden, Kirk and Ronda Braden, Gary Lee and Trixie Braden, and Tony and Trina Blair; eight great grandchildren, Tyler Blair, Jordan Beads, Cody and Candace Braden, Brenan and Bryan Braden, and Abby and Madison Braden; a sister-in-law, Betty Braden; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Carl Braden and wife, Georgia, and Roger Braden; and a sister, Beulah Smith and her husband, Dink. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery. Family and friends gathered in the funeral home on Friday evening for visitation.
Braden, Terry Lee 20 Oct 1946 - 23 Jan 1967 CCR 26 Jan 1967 p1
[Note: Son of George Herman & Vivian Arlene (Phillips) Braden; married Alice Joan]
Seaman Terry Braden Died in Vietnam Area
The first from the immediate Ozark area to die in the Vietnam fighting is Navyman, Terry Lee Braden, 20, who was one of two men killed when their minesweeper was ambushed in the Long Tau River, about 19 miles southeast of Saigon Monday. Mrs. Alice Joan Braden of Ozark was informed Monday afternoon of her husband’s death by the Commanding Officer of the Springfield Reserve, District Headquarters. The minesweeper was attacked by Viet Cong guerrillas in the Saigon shipping channel while on a routine patrol. A helicopter going to the rescue of the minesweeper was also attacked by ground fire, and all four crew members were killed. Seaman Braden was on his second tour of duty in the Vietnam area. He joined the Navy in December 1963; took his “boot” training at San Diego and later served nine months aboard the carrier USS Midway in the Vietnam Theater. He returned to the United States for ten months services at Long Beach, California and last September, he was assigned to a squadron of minesweepers, small 57-foot boats detailed to clear floating enemy mines from the water. His squadron was immediately assigned to Vietnam. Braden was born in Yakima, Washington, the son of the late Vivian Phillips Braden who died in 1963 and Herman Braden of Lathrop, Mo. He attended Ozark High School while living with his grandmother, Mrs. Ertia Carter. In addition to his wife and other immediate family relatives mentioned above, he is survived by a brother, Larry Gene Braden of Ozark; two half-brothers, Keith and Bradley Braden of Lathrop; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Braden of Sparta, and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bales of Kansas City; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services are still indefinite, but rites will be held at Ozark First Baptist Church upon arrival of his body at Ozark. Interment will be with military honors in Ozark Cemetery.
Braden, Terry Lee 20 Oct 1946 - 23 Jan 1967 CCR 2 Feb 1967 p1
Funeral services for Seaman Terry Braden, 20, of Ozark, were at 2 p.m. today in the Ozark First Baptist church with Rev. Jerald Rushing and Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial with full military rites, was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home. Seaman Braden was killed Jan. 23 while serving aboard a Navy minesweeper in the Vietnam area.
Braden, Terry Lee 20 Oct 1946 - 23 Jan 1967 CCR 4 May 1967 p1
Service Awards Posthumously to Terry Braden
SPRINGFIELD, MO, May 1 -- A Christian County man who made the supreme sacrifice January while serving his country, will be honored in appropriate ceremonies Thursday night, May 4, at the Springfield Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center. Mrs. Alice Joan Braden, the wife of Seaman Terry Lee Braden, deceased, will be presented the following posthumous awards from Lieutenant Bryan M. Lorts, Junior Commanding Officer of the local Reserve Training Ceneter. The Department of Navy Bureau of Persoinnel has authorized the following posthumous awards be present to the next of kin of Seaman Braden.
(1) Purple Heart and Certificate.
(2) National Defense Service Medal.
(3) Vietnam Service Medal
(4) Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon Bar
(5) Navy Unit Commendation Bar and facsimile of Navy Unit Commendation awarded the USS Midway.
Seaman Braden was killed January 21, 1967, while serving aboard a minesweeper operating on routine patrol on the Long Tau River in South Vietnam, about 20 miles southeast of Saigon. He and another sailer were killed when the Vessel was ambushed by enemy force automatic weapons gunfire. Braden attended Ozark High School and was 20 years of age at the time of his death. Survivors other than his wife are a brother, Larry, and his grandmother, Mrs. Ertia Carter of Ozark.
Braden, Thomas Benton 19 Mar 1875 - 7 Mar 1944 CCR 16 Mar 1944 p1
[Note: Son of Thomas Benton & Margaret M. (Brazeal) Braden; married 28 Mar 1899 CCM Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith 21 Nov 1880 - 26 Sep 1950]
Funeral services for Thomas Benton Braden, 68, who died March 7 at his home near Forsyth, were held March 9 at Bruner Church, conducted by Rev. Johnson of Forsyth with burial in Braden Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his wife and seven children, three brothers, Will, George, and Frank Braden, and three sisters, Mrs. Macy Reed, Mrs. Julia Johns, and Mrs. Pearl Tennis.