Smith, Doris, d. 2005 - Smith, Hurshel E., d. 1982


Smith, Doris Ruth (Jones) 21 Mar 1927 - 29 May 2005  SN-L 31 May 2005

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Nan (  ) Jones; married 23 Jun 1951 Donald C. Smith ]

Doris Ruth Jones Smith, 78, of Springfield, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Woodland Manor. Doris was born March 21, 1927, in Springfield, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of National Heights Baptist Church. Doris was united in marriage to Donald C. Smith on June 23, 1951, in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Donald C. Smith, of the home; three children, Rebecca Sue Smith of California, Walter William Smith and wife, Kathy, of Highlandville, Mo., and Johanna Ruth Norsic of Springfield; six grandchildren, Amber Rose Smith, Jakob William Smith, Joshua Nathan, Janessa Marie, Jerica Louise, and Isaac Seth; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nan Jones; three brothers, Raymond Jones, Johnny Jones, and Lloyd Jones; and two sisters, Mary Catherine Jones and Lola Jones. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wed., June 1, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Bellview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to National Heights Baptist Church.


Smith, Dwain Steven 7 Oct 1978 – 25 Aug 1996  CCH-N 28 Aug 1996

[Note: Son of Steven & Brenda ( ) Smith]

Dwain Steven Smith, Ozark, formerly of Seymour, passed away August 25, 1996. The son of Steven Smith and Brenda Turner, he was born Oct. 7, 1978 in Springfield, Mo., and died at the scene of a car accident Sunday evening, August 25, one mile east of Diggins on U. S. Highway 60, at the age of 17. He was a student at the Seymour High School, where he was a junior and he was a part-time employee at the Sonic Drive-In in Ozark. He had lived with his mother in Ozark and was in the process of moving back to Seymour. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Brenda and Keith Bartlett, Ozark; his father, Steven Smith, Niangua; a sister, Autumn Smith, Ozark; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Drennan, Niangua; step-grandparents, Preston and Mary Ann Feldman, Ozark; several aunts, uncles and many friends. Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 1996 in Bergman-Miller Chapel, Seymour. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.


Smith, Earl 8 Aug 1909 - 18 Apr 1947 CCR 24 Apr 1947 p1

[Note: Son of Albert & Sarah Matilda (Moody) Smith]

Earl Smith was born on Aug. 8, 1909, and passed away at his home in Stockton, Calif., on April 18, 1947. He spent most of his life in the Sparta and is a graduate of the Sparta high school in the class of 1927. During the past eight years he has made his home in Stockton, Calif. Surviving are his father, Albert Smith; two brothers, Clyde Smith of Springfield, Mo., and Clarence Smith of Richmond, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Springer of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Ralph Lee of Sparta; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. Hobbs and Rev. Mapes. Burial was in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Smith, Earl A. “Smitty” 24 Sep 1921 - 17 Apr 1984 OH 26 Apr 1984 p9

[Note: married Nancy]

Graveside services for Earl “Smitty” Smith, 52, Ozark, were held April 20 in Monger Cemetery near Sparta with Bishop Michael M. Anderson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Smith died of natural caused April 17 at his home. Mr. Smith retied about two years ago form Zenith Corp. A veteran of World War II, he was a Mormon. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; three sons, Chris Smith, of the home; Billy Joe Smith, LoLo, Mont., and Bobby Mitchell of Amarillo, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Josie Davidson, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Shirley McDonald, Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. Robin Reitz and Mrs. Lora Johnson, both of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Clyde and Walter, both of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Myers, Granville, Iowa, Mrs. Viola VandenHull, Archer, Iowa and Mrs. Inez, Peterson, Derby, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Smith, Earl D. 15 Feb 1913 - 1 Nov 1983 OH 10 Nov 1983 p5

[Note: married Virginia L.]

Services for Earl D. Smith, 79, Ozark, were held Nov. 7 in Greenlawn South Chapel in Springfield with the Rev. John Tranbarger officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Smith died Nov. 1 in Valley Hospital, Harlingen, Texas, after apparently suffering a heart attack. A retired serviceman for Sears, Roebuck,. and Co., Mr. Smith was a member of the Ozark Steam Engine Association. Survivors include his wife, Virginia L.; a son, Dennis, Hamilton, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Foster, McComb, Ill., and Mrs. Pat Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.,; three stepsons, David Reeder, Springfield, Roger Reeder, Richardson, Texas, and Stephen Reeder, Sacramento, Calif.; and several grandchildren. Greenlawn Funeral Home South of Springfield will announce arrangements.


Smith, Earl F. 26 Mar 1910 - 14 Dec 1989  OH 21 Dec 1989

[Note: married Ruby]

Earl F. Smith, 79, Springfield, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodland Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. After retirement from National Life and Accident Insurance Co. Mr. Smith was employed with Kipp Built Homes. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; a stepdaughter, Pam Faught, Ozark; a stepson, Steve Dyson, of the state of Florida; nine step-grandchildren and a niece, Margaret Widener, of the state of North Carolina. Services were Monday in Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor, Mo., with the Rev. Bob Bieber officiating.

Smith, Earl H., Major 1925 - 23 Sep 2011 SN-L 25 Sep 2011 & CCH-N 28 Sep 2011

[Note: married 1945 Irma Neal Stevens 21 Dec 1928 - 22 Feb 2009]

Earl H. Smith, 86, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Major Earl H. Smith, 86, of Nixa, departed this life September 23, 2011. Major Smith entered service at the age of 17 in 1942 and served 24 years in the United States Air Force. Earl was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He held the aeronautical ratings of Bombardier, Navigator and Radar Interceptor Officer. In 1958, he was appointed a regular officer in the United States Air Force. After retirement he worked several years as a Master Candlemaker for Silver Dollar City and as a manager for Engler Woodcarvers in Branson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Neal, and his son Michael. He is survived by his daughter Melissa Ann Mott and her husband John of Nixa, MO, and daughter Sarah E. Smith-Holmes and husband Will, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; six grandchildren Amanda, Stephen, Michael, Katie, Allison, and Matthew; and one great-grandson Sebastian. He is also survived by his faithful and constant companion Sam, his dog. The family wishes to thank Peggy Worley for her love and support and Omega Hospice, especially Shelly and Becky for their compassion during his final days. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2011, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service with full military honors will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.


Smith, Ed d 9 Aug 1952 CCR 14 Aug 1952 p6

[Note: married ? Scott, prob Eula or Eva; no Arizona death certificate for an Ed Smith for Aug 1952]

Nubbin Hill, by Mrs. Oren Fowler

Mrs. Ed Smith and daughter, Elenor of Phoenix, Ariz, arrived last week for a visit with her aunt, Mrs. Zula Gaston and Mrs. C. B. Garrison, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Smith was enroute home from Virginia where she had taken her mother, Mrs. Ora Scott, to visit her son, Flavil Scott. Mrs. Smith received a message Saturday morning that her husband had died suddenly and left Springfield immediately by plane for Phoenix.


Smith, Elijah Newton 1875 - 6 Sep 1941 CCR 18 Sep 1941 p1

[Note: married 1911 Alpha Dennis]

Elijah Newton Smith, 66 years old, of Republic, died at his home there Sept. 6, according to word received here Wednesday. He was born in Douglas County in 1875 and lived there until 1916, when he moved to Republic. He was married to Alpha Dennis in 1911. Besides his two children, Clarence Smith of California and Mrs. Ethel Logan of Aurora, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nan Dugger of Oregon and one brother, Henry Smith of Republic. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Republic Baptist Church followed by a second service at the Vanzant cemetery near Mountain Grove, conducted by the Rev. Luther McReynolds, with burial under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.


Smith, Elizabeth “Lizzie (McLain) Oct 1876 - 18 Dec 1965     CCR 23 Dec 1965 p1

[Note: married 3 Jan 1897 Alonzo "Lon" Smith  26 Oct 1873 - 31 Dec 1941]

Mrs. Lizzie Smith, 89, a resident of the Ozark community since the age of four, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday in her home a half mile south of Ozark following a lingering illness. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Christian Church of Ozark. She is survived by two sons, Raymond, Hinkley, Calif. and Roy, Springfield; two daughters, Miss Irene Smith of the home and Mrs. Edna Robinson, Upland, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Jessie Wilcox, Ontario, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. John Smith and Max Edmondson officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.


Smith, Ella (Hale) 4 Mar 1922 - 18 Mar 1982 OH 25 Mar 1982 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Henry Clay "Pete" & Macie Matilda (Tucker) Hale; married 16 Jun 1938 Simon Richard Smith 8 May 1913 - 21 Sep 1996]

Services for Ella Smith, 60, Sparta, were held March 20 at Harris Chapel in Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating, Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died March 18 at St. John’s Regional Health center after a four year illness. A lifelong resident of the Bruner and Sparta area, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Old Bruner Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Simon; one son, Billy, Sparta; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Sisco, Chadwick, Mrs. Mary Gullett, Bruner, and Mrs. Marjorie Jo Thomas, Marionville, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Homer Hale, Oldfield and Frank Hale, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Thompson, Bruner and Mrs. Pearl Davis, Fordland.


Smith, Ella (Hale) 4 Mar 1922 - 18 Mar 1982 OH 25 Mar 1982 pB14

Card of Thanks

We wand to thank all our friends, neighbors, relatives and churches for your prayers, food, flowers sent during the illness and death of our wife, mother and grandmother. May God bless you.  Mr. Simon Smith  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith and family  Mr. and Mrs. Don Gullett and family  Mr. and Mrs. Don Sisco and family  Mr. and Mrs. Tex Thomas and family


Smith, Ella Pearl 1884 - Mar 1941 CCR 27 Mar 1941 p1

Miss Ella Pearl Smith, editor of the Clinton Eye since 1927, died Tuesday at her home in Clinton. The first woman to be elected a director of the Missouri Press association, she had published the paper with her sister, Mrs. Homer H. Johnson after the death of her parents. She was 56 years old. The funeral was held today.


Smith, Emma Mae (Stutler) 1894 - 9 Sep 1939 CCR 5 Oct 1939 p1

[Note: married Solon B. Smith]

Following is a clipping received by Mrs. George Thompson of Sparta from Solon B. Smith of Dinuba, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Smith lived their childhood days and a number of years after they were married at Sparta, leaving there about 15 years ago.

Dinuba (Tulare Co.) Sept. 11. Mrs. Emma Mae Smith, 45, a native of Indiana, died late Saturday following a two years’ illness. Surviving her are her husband, Solon B. Smith, member of the Dinuba fire department; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Wommack; a sister, Mrs. Alice A. Eichelberger, Tucson; three brothers, James J. Stutler, Texas, and George W. and Roy S. Stutler, Colorado, and one grandson. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Christian church with Rev. Morris Bigbee officiating, and burial will be in the Smith Mountain Cemetery with the Dopkins Parlors in charge.


Smith, Emmett. O. “Dick” 14 Jun 1913 - 20 Jul 1980 OH 24 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: married Irene]

Services for E. O. (Dick) Smith, 67, Route 4, Rogersville, will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Rogersville First Baptist Church with the Revs. Winston Burton and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted Wednesday in the Marsh Funeral Home. Mr. Smith died Sunday in St. John’s Regional Health center after a long illness. A lifelong area resident, he was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a past school board member in the Wolfe School District and a 35-member of Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 477, Rogersville., He was a former employee of the Greene County Road and Bridge Department and the MFA Oil CO. He recently retired as bus driver and maintenance man with Rogersville schools. Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Don and David, both of Rogersville; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.


Smith, Ernest F. 1 Nov 1892 - 8 Jul 1980  OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: married Fleta Alwilda Pierce 24 Dec 1905 - 5 Nov 1994  who m/1 Heldenbrand]

Services for Ernest F. Smith, 87, Route 1, Nixa, were held Saturday in Hope Funeral Home in Galveston, Mo. Burial was in Altamont Cemetery. Local arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Smith died at noon July 8 at his home after a long illness. A native of Daviess County, he had lived in Nixa since 1972. Survivors include his wife, Fleta; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Stevens, Edwards; two sons, Dale, Hamilton and Lyle, St. Joseph; three stepsons, Charles Heldenbrand, Nixa, Clyde Heldenbrand, Ozark and Larry Heldenbrand, state of Texas; two sisters, a brother, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.


Smith, Everett E. 5 Sep 1897 - 18 Jul 1972 CCR 20 Jul 1972 p1 & OH 20 Jul 1972 p9

[Note: married Irene Smith 19 Feb 1913 - 15 Aug 2001 m/2 Marley]

Everett E. Smith, 74, of Ozark died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in his home following a long illness, Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and a member of the Selmore Baptist Church. He had been a resident of Ozark for the past 32 years. Survivors include his wife, Irene; one son, Everett E. Smith, Jr. of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Bopp of Coldwater, Mich.; one brother, Howard, of Kenosha, Wis,; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Jennings, Lansing, Mich. and Mrs. Myrtle Dunn, state of Michigan; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Arthur Page officiating, Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery


Smith, Everett E. 29 Jan 1943 - 11 Jan 2011 SN-L 14 Jan 2011 & CCH-N 19 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Everett E. & Irene (  ) Smith; married Linda Cloud]

Everett E. Smith, of Ozark, beloved husband, father, Poppy and friend, passed away January 11, 2011 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born January 29, 1943 to Everett and Irene Smith on the family farm in Ozark. Everett was married to Linda Cloud Smith. He is survived by: his wife, Linda; daughter, Marsha; son, Mark; five grandchildren, B.J. Scholl and husband Justin, Jeremy Smith, Joshua Smith and Fiancée Kayla Morton, Loren William Smith, and Madilyn Belle Smith; great-granddaughter, Isabella Grace Scholl; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Dee Cloud,; special friends that words cannot describe, Wanda McMullin, Jackie Terrell, Barbara and Grady Lloyd and Helen Sims; and former daughters-in-law, Paige Kessler and Mary Smith. Everett was preceded in death by his parents Everett Smith and Irene Smith Marley and stepfather, John Marley, and friends, Richard McMullin and Rod Terrell. Everett and his friends were instrumental in getting the little league baseball program started in Ozark. After working all day they donated their time to building the ball diamonds in Ozark and coaching many young boys from the area. Everett was like a second dad to his children's friends while they were growing up - especially to Bruce Rathbun. Everett would do anything to help anybody. He loved cooking for his family and friends. After many years of suffering Everett is now free of pain. The best poker game is now being played with Everett, Richard and Rod. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM Saturday until service time.



Smith, Faye 11 Apr 1896 - 19 May 1977 OH 26 May 1977 p5

BILLINGS - Mrs. Faye Smith, 81, Billings, Died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in Ozark Methodist Manor Nursing Home in Marionville after a long illness. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Long Beach, Calif. and Brown Springs Friendship Club. Meadors of Clever announce arrangements.


Smith, Fleta Alwilda (Pierce) Heldenbrand 24 Dec 1905 - 5 Nov 1994 OH 9 Nov 1994

[Note: Daughter of William H. “Wede” & Sarah (Geho) Pierce; married Allen A. Heldenbrand; married Ernest F. Smith 1 Nov 1892 - 8 Jul 1980]

Fleta Alwilda Smith, 88, Nixa, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 1994 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born Dec. 24, 1905 in Buffalo, W.Va., the daughter of William H. “Wede” and Sarah Geho Pierce. She spent most of her life in north Missouri; the last 22 years she lived in Nixa. She was a homemaker, a shoe factory worker, a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and Granny. She was dedicated to her family and a devoted Christian. She was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church, Nixa. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Allen Heldenbrand and Earnest Smith, a son, Larry Heldenbrand, and a granddaughter, Fleta Ann. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Charles and Lois Heldenbrand, Nixa, and Clyde Sr. and Shirley Heldenbrand, Ozark; three step-children, Juanita and Walter Stephens, Edwards, Dale and Thelma Smith, Hamilton, and Lyle and Mary Louise Smith, St. Joseph; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Alfred Blair officiating. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, with the Rev. Kendall Walker.


Smith, Florence May  (  ) Blevins 18 Nov 1932 - 19 Jan 2007 SN-L 22 Jan 2007

[Note: married 1977 Jack Allen Smith]

Florence May Smith, 74, Springfield, Missouri, passed on to the Lord at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing at 6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 18, 1932, in Branson, Missouri. Flo retired from Burlington Northern/Frisco Railroad as a telephone operator. She was active with the American Legion Post 676 in Brookline. Flo was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Jack Allen Smith. Flo is survived by her loving children, Ron and Maryann Blevins, of Nixa, Mo.; her daughter, Kathy Thomas, of Springfield Mo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Stanley Dixon, of Alpena, Ark.; and her nephews, Phil and Thecia Dixon, of Powersite, Mo., Jeff and Patty Dixon, of Polo, Mo., Mike and Angie Dixon, of Alpena, Ark., and Stan and Peggy Chapell of Overland Park, Kan. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2007, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel.


Smith, Frances “Fannie” 16 Dec 1897 - 4 Aug 1975  OH 7 Aug 1975 p9

Services for Mrs. Frances “Fannie” Smith, 77, Rogersville, were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marsh Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Ronnie Schultz officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery northeast of here. Mrs. Smith died at 4 a.m. Monday in Northside Nursing Center, Springfield, after a year and a half illness. She was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church and the Eastern Star, Bethel Chapter No. 281. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nell Reed, Springfield and several nieces and nephews. Eastern Star services were following the regular services at the chapel.


Smith,  Frances E. “Fannie”  (White) 13 Jul 1875 - Sep 1950 CCR 21 Sep 1950

[Note: Daughter of John Holland & Octavia (Melton) White; married  1907  Pleas Smith 1882 -  1962; on 1910 census Mound Valley, Labette County, Kansas; 1920 Wyandotte, Ottawa County, Oklahoma; on 1930 census Peoria, Ottawa Co. Ok with daughter De Loris 22, and sons Booth 20 and Holland 18; Ples, Fannie, Booth & Dolores buried Seneca Cemetery section C North, Seneca, Missouri]


Smith,  Deloris Vanatta 1907 - Sep 1950 CCR 21 Sep 1950

[Note: Daughter of Pleas & Frances E. “Fannie“ (White) Smith]

Double funeral services were held last Sunday in the Presbyterian Church at Miami, Okla., for Mrs. Fannie White Smith and her daughter, Deloris Vanatta. Both mother and daughter suffered long illnesses and passed away within three days of each other. Burial was made at Seneca, Mo. Mrs. White was a sister of Mrs. Alice Hannah of Nixa, Mrs. Jennie Sims and Tom White of Highlandville, and John White of Jamesville. Attending the services from this vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Tommy White, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sims, Earl White and Uel Sims of Highlandville; Mrs. Alice Hannah, Mrs. Jewel Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Avril Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Max White, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hannah, and Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Hannah of Nixa; Mrs. Nola Stacey of Springfield and Mrs. Frank Hannah Sr., of Ozark.


Smith,  Francis Paul 1927 - 15 Mar 2007 SN-L 16 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of William & Cora (Smith) Smith; married Gladys Faye Holt/Dixson 10 Jan 1931 - 14 Dec 2005]

Francis Paul Smith, age 79, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday. A graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Chadwick Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Smith, Fred 28 Oct 1901 -  28 Feb 1927 CCR 10 Mar 1927 p1

[Note: Son of Dr. S. B. & Susan (Logan) Smith; single; druggist; buried Walnut Grove Mo]


McLemore, J. Paul 18 Aug 1900 -  28 Feb 1927 CCR 10 Mar 1927 p1

[Note: Son of J. S. & Ida B. (Wrightsman) McLemore; single; insurance salesman; buried Walnut Grove Mo.]

It is estimated that fully two thousand people visited the bluff northwest of the Dr. Wade residence last Sunday, viewing the place where the youths, McLemore and Smith, went to their death on the previous Monday morning. All day, from early morning until later in the evening, cars were parked along the roadway and the visitors walked over to view the place where they boys drove over the cliff in their Ford roadster. Both were killed instantly in the fall form the cliff which  is fully fifty feet high.


Smith, Fred A. 22 Jun 1899 - 28 Apr 1972 CCR 6 May 1972 p5

[Note: Son of James E. & Martha A. (Gray) Smith; married 1921 Liza May Roller 1903 - 1956;  tombstone gives middle initial as E., and census gives it as O.]

Fred A. Smith, 75, of Route 1, Rogersville, died early Friday at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Rogersville and was a retired farmer. Survivors include a son, Nile Smith of Rogersville; two daughters, Mrs. Trevo Patton, Rogersville and Mrs. Clella Cantrell, Conway; two step-sons, Bob Barber and Allen Barber, both of Nixa; 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and five step grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Marsh Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr. and Ralph Turner officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery.


Smith, Floyd C. 19 Nov 1905 - 10 Feb 1961 CCR 16 Feb 1961 p1

Floyd C. Smith Killed in Crash

[Note: Son of  Greenbrier & Florence (McCord) Smith; married Hazel B. 1911-1987]

Floyd C. Smith, 55, of Ozark was killed instantly in a head-on crash near Nixa Friday afternoon. Troopers said Robert H. Dorrell, 46, of Marionville, was at the wheel of a westbound 1953 Ford which was rounding a curve on the wrong side when it met Smith’s 1956 Chevrolet. Both victims were wrecked by the impact. Dorrell was taken to St. John’s Hospital where he was listed in serious condition and received treatment for internal injuries and shock. Smith taught veterans’ vocational training at three Christian County schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark where he taught a Sunday School class for a number of years. He was a public school teacher for 23 years and at the time of his death was employed by the Nixa school system. Services were held Monday, Feb 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Baptist Church with burial in Weaver Cemetery. Rev. William White officiated. Survivors include his wife Hazel; a son, Jerry P. Smith of the home, a daughter, Dorothy J. Lasley and two grandchildren of Schell City, Mo.; his mother, Mrs. W. G. Smith of Walnut, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Velma Davis and Mrs. J. C. Roberts of Baton Rouge, La. and Mrs. C. M. Hailey of Walnut, Miss., one half-sister, Mrs. Jack Blackwell of Montrose, Miss. and one half-brother, W. H. Smith of Louin, Miss. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Lee B. Bruce of Mathiston, Miss, Mr. and Mrs. Arnell Hisaw and Mrs. Hubert Gammill of Louisville, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Miller Hailey of Walnut, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Roberts and Mrs. Velma David of Baton Rouge, La., Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith of Louin, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lewis of Bay Springs, Miss., Mr. Charles Blackwell of Jackson, Miss.,. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pamperin, Mr. Sloan Garrett, Mrs. Allen Frazee, Mrs. Ralph Green, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lasley and Mrs. Katie Helburg, all of Willow Springs, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lasley of Columbia, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Dickbreder, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sanderson, Mrs. J. D. Ditty, Mr. John Lewis and Mr. Lawrence Hempstead, all of Scheel City, MO.


Smith, Francis Marion 3 Mar 1856 - 30 Jul 1954  CCR 5 Aug 1954 p1

[Note: Son of William Eason & Diana (Hutson) Smith; married Sarah M. Rhoades 26 May 1860 - 6 Jan 1925]

F. Marion Smith, 98, one of Christian County’s oldest residents, died early Friday morning, July 30, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lee Garrison of Ozark. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 1, at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A retired blacksmith, Mr. Smith moved to the Ozark community 89 years ago, traveling from southern Arkansas with his family in an ox cart. He is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Belle Canard of Ozark, Miss Bessie Smith and Mrs. Maude Weyer, both of Portland, Ore. and Mrs. Kate Webb of Edmond, Wash.’ three sons, Charles and Frank, addresses unknown and Harold Smith who lives in California; 32 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 17 great, great grandchildren.


Smith,  Gary M. 10 Jun 1939 - 27 Dec 2003 SN-L 30 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Chester & June (Johnson) Smith; married Rosanne]

Gary M. Smith, 64, Nixa, died at 5:53 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in St. John's Regional Health Center. The son of Chester Smith and June Johnson, he was born June 10, 1939, in Springfield. Gary was a retired detective with the Kansas City Police Department and retired after 25 years of service. He attended the Catholic church. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne Smith; his parents; two sons, Matthew and Jason Smith, Stillwell, Okla.; two daughters, Kimberli Robbins and Shellie Sumpter, Orick, Mo; one brother, Mark Smith, Tijares, N.M.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation and prayer services are 7 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, with Msgr. Raymond Orf officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.


Smith, Gary Don 1959 - 17 Aug 2009 CCH-N 2 Sep 2009

Gary Don Smith, 50, Springfield, passed away Aug. 17, 2009.  Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, in South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, with Rev. Nolan Carrier officiating. Services were under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. The family request donations are made to Gary Don Smith Memorial at Liberty Bank.


Smith, General Sherman 10 Oct 1895 - 4 Jan 1970  CCR 8 Jan 1970 p1

[Note: Son of James E. & Martha A. (Gray) Smith; married 19 Oct 1916 CCM Katie N. Bloomer  10 Jul 1892 - 26 Jul 1976]

Rogersville Man Takes His Own Life

Funeral services for Sherman Smith, 74, of Rogersville, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rogersville Methodist Church with the Rev. W. E. Cundiff and the Rev. Ray Hodge officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery southwest of Rogersville, under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Smith apparently took his own life by slashing his throat about midnight Saturday. He was found by his wife, lying across the back door of their home which is located on old US 160 just inside the Greene County line on the west edge of Rogersville. Smith’s wife, Katie, told Greene County Sheriff’s Lt. Ed Young that her husband said he was going outside for a walk and that she was getting on her clothes to go with him. But Smith went out first, and when she found him out the back door, she found him lying in the snow with a 2-inch laceration across the throat, Lt. Young reported. The slash was about half an inch deep, he said. Smith was brought to St. John’s Hospital, Springfield by Marsh Ambulance Services of Rogersville and was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Smith’s son, J. N. Smith of Springfield, told Lt. Young and Green County Coroner Ralph Thieme that his father had been under medical care for some time. Lt. Young returned to the Smith home where he said he found a pocket knife covered with blood and snow lying on a bench near the back door. Apparently the knife had been picked up by someone in the confusion and left on the bench, he said. Ambulance officials reported that several neighbors had carried Smith inside the house before the ambulance arrived. Officials attributed the suicide to despondency over ill health and said no inquest would be held. Smith, a farmer, was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Rogers, Route 1, Rogersville; a brother, Fred Smith, Route 1, Rogersville; and seven grandchildren.


Smith, George A. 9 Dec 1908 - 27 Nov 1975 OH 4 Dec 1975 p8

[Note: married Freda N. Stone 14 Feb 1909 - 6 Jul 1992 who married first a Frazier]

NIXA - Services for George A. Smith, 66, Route 1, Nixa were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery. Mr. Smith died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday in his home following a long illness. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife. Freda N.; a son, Donald H. of Route 1, Nixa; two brothers, Charley of Oklahoma City, Okla. and J. T. of Andrews, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Fay Wilson, Odessa, Tex. and two grandchildren.


Smith, George Oliver “Ollie” 22 Feb 1936 - 9 Feb 1979 OH 15 Feb 1979 p8

[Note: Son of Harris M. & Velma M. (Nelson) Smith; married 11 Apr 1953 Arvella Skidmore]

Oliver “Ollie” Smith, 42, of Joplin, a former Nixa resident, died Feb. 9 apparently of a heart attack at his home. He was a 1946 graduate of Nixa High School [SIC - age in obit & tombstone make him 10 years old in 1946] and was a zone sales manager at Foremost Foods at the time he died. Besides his wife and two children, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harris M. Smith, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrdeth Reynolds and Mrs. Carole Cole, all of Nixa. Services were held Monday at the Nixa First Baptist Church. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.


Smith, Gladys Faye (Holt/Dixson) 10 Jan 1931 - 14 Dec 2005 SN-L 17 Dec 2005

[Note: married Francis Paul Smith 24 Apr 1927 - 15 Mar 2007]

Gladys Faye Smith, age 74, of Springfield, died Wednesday in her home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Ronald Stallings officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery.


Smith, Gladys Faye (Holt/Dixson) 10 Jan 1931 - 14 Dec 2005 CCH-N 11 Jan 2006

            Gladys Faye Smith, 74, of Springfield, passed away Dec. 14, 2005, in her home, surrounded by family. Survivors include: Her husband, Paul; a daughter, Tammy Kratzer and husband, Terry, Springfield; a son, Mike Smith, Springfield; three grandsons, Jerry Lee Smith, Michael Smith and Nathan Kratzer; three granddaughters, Cheryl Smith, Jennifer Smith and Ashley Clements; a great granddaughter, Sara Duplessis; two brothers, Ray Holt, Halltown and Tom Holt, Idaho; and three sisters, Betty Dickenson, Trellis Maples and Sharon Lansdown, all of Springfield. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Ron Stallings officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Cemetery. 


Smith, Grace Truman (Haguewood) 22 Oct 1887 - Feb 1987  OH 6 Nov 1981 p2

[Note: Daughter of William Judson & Emily Caroline “Lina” (Young) Haguewood; married 20 Dec 1910 CCM Harry Clyde Smith 4 Oct 1888 - 9 May 1944]

Grace Smith Feted at 94

Mrs. Grace Smith was entertained with a dinner at Rustic Oaks Inn, Branson, last week for her 94th birthday. The party was given by her daughters, Mrs. Emily Stafford, Mrs. Louise Blevins, Mrs. Helen Melton and her sister, Mrs. Marie Forrester. Those helping her celebrate with sandwiches and birthday cake were Mrs. Emily Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Melton, Mrs. Charles Roberts and Tyler, Mr. David Melton and Chris of Nixa. Mrs. Smith received many nice gifts and cards from her friends and relatives, She especially enjoyed a card from each of her grandson’s family in Owensboro, Kentucky, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Melton, Kerry, Richard, Becky and Leslie.


Smith,  Grace  Truman (Haguewood) 22 Oct 1887 - Feb 1987 OH 27 Oct 1983 p2

[Note: Daughter of William Judson & Emily Caroline “Lina” (Young) Haguewood; married 23 Dec 1910 Harry C. Smith 4 Oct 1888 - 9 May 1944]

Photo Caption: Grace Smith, front, celebrated her 96th birthday with the children, (left to right) Leah, Helen, Louise, Clyde, and Emily

Grace Smith Celebrates her 96th With Birthday Party

Grace Smith celebrated her 96th birthday Oct. 22. The ladies at Senior Citizens Housing had coffee and cake with her Saturday morning form 10 to 12. Pearl Thompson, Doris Carrick, Ethel Stillings, Winnie Davis, Ruth Faucet, Eva Templeton, Lottie Russell, Alice Rysted, Virginia Glammons, Belle Smith, and Helen M. Smith.

The Saturday night, her children and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives were there for sandwiches, cake and punch. They were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Workman, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haguewood, Renee, Jill, Amy, Beth, and Jeri St. John. Clyde and Cotton Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Blevins and Gary, Jr., Bobbi Workman and Eric Horstmann, Charles and Wendi Gentile and son, Mr. and Mrs. David Melton and Chris, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roberts and Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Payne and Arron, Cara Cox, Herbert and Lennie Hannah, Ray and Corrine Young, Emily Stafford, Helen Melton, Louise Blevins, Bill and Leah Collins, Anna Stewart, Tonya Pine and Michelle, Sandra Bassett and Brandi and Fern Grubaugh. Thanks to everyone who sent flowers, lots of candy and gifts.


Smith, Grace Truman (Haguewood) 22 Oct 1887 - Feb 1987  OH 7 Nov 1985 p3

Caption: Grace Smith Celebrates 98th Birthday

Mrs. Grace Smith celebrated her 98th birthday Oct. 2 with a party given by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and friends.

Those attending the party were Jerry, Jane, Kassie and Aron Payne, Republic; Emily Stafford, Howard and Olivia Haguewood, Springfield; David, Marilyn and Jennifer Melton, Mike, Vicki and Jenny Workman, Nixa; Helen Melton, Louise Blevins, Carl Ladd, Bill Collins, Clyde and Cotton Smith, Viola Collins, Renee St. John, Mr. and Mrs. Gray Ruby Fulton, Creole Roberts, Clifford and Agnes Melton, Harry and Margaret Watts, Bobbi and Erin Workman, Wendi and Justin Gentile, Charles, Joyce and Tyler Roberts, Robbie Workman, Pam Murphy, Ruth Faucett, Myrtle Robertson, and Mrs. John Templeton.


Smith, Grady 1939 - 10 Sep 1974 OH 12 Sep 1974 p2

Nixa Man Dies

A 35-year-old plumber critically burned yesterday at Springfield Rubber Company died Tuesday at 6 a.m. in the St. John’s Mercy Hospital Burn Center in St. Louis. A hospital spokesman said an autopsy would be performed Tuesday on the victim, Grady Smith of Nixa. Smith suffered second and third degree burns over virtually 100 percent of his body and was in critical condition at St. John’s Hospital. Springfield Monday night when doctors decided to transfer him to St. Louis. Funeral arrangements were incomplete for Smith, who was burned when a crane boom holding a load of pipe touched a 69,000 volt power line at Springfield’s plant, 2514 West Battlefield.


Smith, Grover C. 1875 - 30 Jul 1958  CCR 7 Aug 1958 p1

Funeral services for Grover C. Smith, 73, who died Wednesday, July 30 at his home on route 2, Rogersville, were held Friday morning at the Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was a lifetime resident of the Rogersville Community and a member of the Harmony Baptist church. Survivors include one son, Authro Smith of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Riggs Loftin of St. Louis, Mrs. Fern Kauffman of Route 2, Rogersville and Mrs. Dorthia Campbell of Kansas City; two grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Tom Smith of Rogersville.


Smith, Guy S. 14 Jan 1905 - 4 Apr 1928  CCR 12 Apr 1928

[Note: Son of  William Elmer “Eck” & Rose Elizabeth (Sallee) Smith]

Guy Smith Dies Suddenly

To pass from life into death while he sat in an automobile on the public square in Springfield was the fate of Guy Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eck Smith of near Ozark. Guy had been in failing health for some time, and although little hope was entertained for his recovery, Death’s visit was unexpected and came as a shock to his many friends and relatives. Guy was born on January 14th, 1905, on a farm near Ozark. He lived all his life at home except a short time at Mt. Vernon and about ten months in New Mexico in the hope of regaining his health. He was a faithful and loving boy, highly respected by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed from his home and the community. He submitted to his suffering humbly and uncomplainingly and did all in his power to prepare his relatives and himself for the end, which he realized was not far distant. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eck Smith; three brothers, John, Willard and Glen, and one sister, Mrs. Daisy Cook, besides a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock last Friday afternoon at the Hopedale church, with Rev. Ross Carter officiating and burial took place in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of B. C. Klepper. Guy and a brother, Willard, drove to Springfield last Wednesday afternoon, April 4th, and while he was seated in the car on the square, he was overcome and expired before medical aid could be called.


Smith, Harold Cleo “Jake” 1921 - 18 Jul 1969  CCR 24 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Judy (  ) Smith]

Funeral services for Harold Cleo “Jake” Smith, 48, of Galena were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Galena First Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh Higgs officiating, Burial was in the Galena Cemetery under direction of Cheatham-Stumpff of Galena. A lifelong resident of Galena and of the Pentecostal faith, Mr. Smith was found dead in his home at 8:30 p.m. Friday of natural causes. He is survived by three sons, Roy, of Ozark, Harold Dean, stationed in Vietnam, Ricky of East Side, Ore.; his mother, Mrs. Judy Smith, Galena; three brothers, Charley and Clifford, both of Galena and Cecil of St. Joseph; one sister, Mrs. Merle Crabtree, Galena; and four grandchildren.


Smith, Harpel P. 16 Nov 1929 - 5 May 1982 OH 13 May 1982 p2

[Note: Son of John E. & Pauline J. ( ) Smith; 1930 Talbot Co. MD census gives middle initial as E.; married Patsy]

Services for Harpel P. Smith, 52, Ozark were held May 7 in Adams Chapel with Bill Nichols officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Smith died May 5 in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Patsy; three sons, Steven, Springfield, Kirk, Tulsa, Okla., Erik, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Strain and Miss Dee Ann Smith, both of Springfield and Miss Adrienne Smith, Ozark; two brothers, John E. Smith, Lone Oak, Texas and Kenneth Pfaltzgraff, Red Lion, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Jeannette Vaver, Mrs. Betty Glessner, and Mrs. Doris Markel, all of York, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.


Smith, Harry Clyde 4 Oct 1888 - 9 May 1944 CCR 11 May 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Francis Marion & Sarah M. (Rhoades) Smith; married 23 Dec 1910 CCM Grace Truman Haguewood 22 Oct 1887 - Feb 1987]

Funeral services for Harry Smith, well known Ozark blacksmith, who died Tuesday night at his home at Ozark, following a lengthy illness, were held Friday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral home. Rev. Wm. Fox of Fordland officiated, with interment in Ozark Cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin. Harry Clyde Smith, son of Francis Marion and Sarah Margaret Smith, was born Oct. 4, 1888, at Ozark, Mo., and departed this life May 9, 1944, at the age of 55 years, seven months and five days. He spent his entire life in the Ozark community, working as a blacksmith since early boyhood. On Dec. 29, 1910, he was united in marriage to Grace Truman Haguewood of Ozark and to this union were born five children. He was converted in 1941, was baptized and united with the Selmore Baptist Church of which he was a faithful and active member. He was a past member of the Modern Woodmen and Odd Fellows lodges at Ozark. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Grace Smith; four daughters, Mrs. H.W. Collins of Carthage, Mrs. Howard Melton, Mrs. Holland Blevins, and Mrs. Lyle Payne, all of Ozark; one son, Clyde Harry Smith, Gunner’s Mate, 3/c U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in the Southwest Pacific; his father, F.M. Smith of Sparta; two brothers, Harold of Long Beach, Calif.; and Frank of Portland, Ore.; six sisters, Mrs. Kate McDonald, Mrs. Maude Weyer, and Miss Bessie Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Nellie Garrison and Mrs. Hattie Rice of Kansas City; Mrs. Belle Canard of Ozark; nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.


Smith, Hazel M. (Allen) Johnson 25 Aug 1923 - 29 Dec 2006 SN-L 31 Dec 2006

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson & Myrtle (Swadley) Allen; married Vernon A. Johnson 13 May 1906 - 29 Jun 1987; married Cecil Smith]

Hazel Johnson Smith, age 83, of Springfield, died December 29, 2006, in Christian Health Care East. She was born in Ozark, Missouri, to Thomas Jefferson and Myrtle (Swadley) Allen, who preceded her in death. A lifelong resident of the area, Hazel and her husband Vernon Johnson owned and operated a saw mill business at Chadwick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Allen and Nancy Allen; one brother, Henry Clay Allen; two husbands, Vernon Johnson and Cecil Smith; and a brother-in-law, two nephews and one great-nephew. Survivors include her sister, Lillie Fletcher; nephews, Delbert Hale, Cecil Hale, Donnie Allen and Jerry Allen; nieces, Velma Long, Delores Dick, Mary Coble and Margie Allen; great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of good friends. Services for Mrs. Smith will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Midtown, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, with a visitation one hour prior to services beginning at noon. Interment will follow at the Prospect Cemetery near Ozark.


Smith, Helen Marie (McGinnis) 24 Jul 1924 - 3 Apr 2005  SN-L 5 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of Carl ^ Alice Esta (McGinnis) McGinnis; married William F. “Bill” Smith]

Services for Helen Marie Smith, age 80, of Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Smith, Helen Marie (McGinnis) Ballanger 24 Jul 1924 - 3 Apr 2005 CCH-N 6 Apr 2005

            Helen Marie Smith, age 80, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, April 3, in Doctor’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 24, 1924, in Golden City, Missouri. Helen was very talented with her hands and crocheted many beautiful afghans and lovely quilts, She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. “Bill” Smith, her parents, Carl and Alice McGinnis, sisters, Thelma Rainey and Virginia Cooper and two brothers, Allen McGinnis and Richard C. McGinnis. She is survived by a sister, Irene Smith; a sister-in-law, Mary McGinnis; two sons, Billy and Larry Ballenger; three nieces; four nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Hazel Essick. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8:00 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Smith, Herbert D. 20 Jan 1892 - 19 Jan 1919 CCR 5 Dec 1919 p1

[Note: Son of Francis Marion & Sarah M. (Rhoades) Smith]

Herbert Smith Died - Over Seas Soldier Died from Effects of Injury Received three Weeks Ago in Accident

Herbert D. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Smith, died at the Bruton Hospital, about 3:30 Monday afternoon, aged 27 years 10 months and 10 days. Funeral services was held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks, followed by interment in the city cemetery. At the breaking out of war with Germany, Herbert at once volunteered his services and entered the army in the coast artillery services and served for about one year in France. Six former soldiers in full uniform acted as pall bearers. Mr. Smith it will be remembered was injured about three weeks ago in an automobile accident in front of Lorenza Wells place, being thrown from a car, while riding on the foot board, being driven by Paul Estes, and thrown under the Water Mill truck being driven by Albert Morrisett. He was at once taken to the Bruton Hospital where he had remained till the time of his death. He leaves his parents, several brothers and sisters and a large number of other relatives besides a host of friends among the young people of the community to mourn his untimely death.


Smith, Herschel H. 24 Jul 1878 - 29 Jul 1966 CCR 4 Aug 1966 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Sarah (McGuire) Smith; married Lucinda Lett 7 Jul 1881 - 18 Feb 1939 m/1 West; married  Lurettie Keithley 30 Sep 1889 - 23 Jul 1968 m/1 Walles; spelling from tombstone]

Hurschel H. Smith, 88, Billings, died about 5:35 p.m. Friday in a rest home at Ozark.  Surviving are his wife, Lurettie; and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Tappley, Tulsa, Okla.  Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Clever Christian Church with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson and the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating.  Burial was in Smart Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 4 August 1966 in the margin. [Note: tombstone spells name Herschel]


Smith, Hester (Walker) 1 Jan 1922 - 13 Jul 2010  SN-L 16 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Walter Joseph & Lena (   ) Walker; married Odes Wilburn Smith 16 Nov 1921- 10 Jan 1995]

Hester Smith, age 88, of Strafford, Mo., completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in her home. She was born January 1, 1922 in Chadwick, Missouri, to Walter and Lena (Hensley) Walker. She attended Praise Assembly. Hester was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odes Wilburn Smith; her parents, Walter Joseph and Lena Walker; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by her two daughters, Judy Smith, Strafford, Mo., Connie Forester and husband Dee of Strafford; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa Keithley, Christy Harris, Christopher Forester, Mason Forester; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers and her adopted by love family, Carol and Alan Botsford and children. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo., with Rev. Billy Burris officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo.


Smith, Hugh L. May 1876 - 17 Jan 1963  CCR 31 Jan 1963

[Note: Son of John E. & Dianna (Melton) Smith; married Della Susan Collins 10 May 1876 - 21 May 1958, daughter of  James Willis & Mary R. (Keltner) Collins - ]

Word was received by relatives of the death of H.L. Smith of Ontario, Calif., who died Thursday, Jan. 17, at a San Bernardino, Calif., hospital after two weeks illness. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at Draper Mortuary Chapel by Rev. Byron F. Mayfield, pastor of the First Christian Church of Ontario. Entombment was in Bellevue Mausoleum. He was a native of the Selmore community where he had lived until 1929 when, with his wife, he moved to California. She preceded him in death May 21, 1958. Survivors are a daughter, Jewell Glen, Pomona, Calif.; a son, Lenville Smith, Chino, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Allie Shelton, Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Smith, Hurshel E. 25 May 1927 - 9 Jun 1982 OH 17 Jun 1982 p10

[Note: Son of Archie & Leona ( ) Smith; married Shirley]

Services for Hurshel E. Smith, 55, Springfield, were held June 11 in Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Chapel, Burial was in National Cemetery.. Mr. Smith died June 9 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Smith was a Springfield resident for 32 years. He was a sixth-grade teacher at Ozark School. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, Quin, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Onita Barylski, Salem; two brothers, Thurman, Salem, and Raymond, Everett, Wash.; and one grandchild.

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