Smith, Thomas Ervin, d. 1935 - Snethern, Brenda Mae, d. 2004

 

Smith, Thomas Ervin 17 Apr 1843 - 16 Sep 1935 CCR 19 Sep 1935 p8

[Note: Son of William Eason & Diana (Hudson) Smith; married 1860 Jane Roberts; married 25 Jul 1907 Margaret m/1 Pruitt; different spellings of name in obit & other records]

Irvin Smith was born near Dardanelle in Searcy County, Arkansas in 1843 and passed away on Monday, Sept. 16. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Jane Roberts, who preceded him in death. To this union were born ten children, those surviving being T.R. Smith of Hatch, N.M., Willie of Parriton, Texas, Mrs. Wood Harvey of Seminole, Oklahoma, Mrs. Adeline Eidson of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On July 25, 1907 he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Pruitt. Besides the above children and the widow he leaves to mourn his departure, 1 brother, Marion of Sparta and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives. He united with the Baptist church at the age of 17 in the town of his birth. He later moved this membership to Sparta. He fought in the Civil war and was a member of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry. Funeral services will be held Friday at Sparta with Rev. Worth Caughron will officiate. Burial will be made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of Klepper Funeral Home. Contributed by Debra Clark.

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Smith, Thomas Ervin 17 Apr 1843 - 16 Sep 1935 CCR 3 Oct 1935 p5

Ervin Smith was born near Dardell in Searcy county, Ark., in April, 1843. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Jane Roberts. To this union ten children were born, five of whom survive. They are: T.R. Smith of Hatch, N.M., Ottie Smith of Radium Springs, N.M., Willie Smith of Parriton, Texas, Mrs. Ward Harvey of Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Adelia Edison of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On July 25, 1907, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Pruitt, who survives. He is also survived by one brother, Marion Smith of Sparta and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He united with the Baptist church at the age of 17 years while living in Arkansas and moved his membership later to the Baptist church at Sparta. He was an old soldier, having fought in the Civil War as a member of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry. Funeral services were held on Sept. 20 at the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. A.S. Hanks and Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home with the American Legion in charge.

 

Smith, Thomas Jessie 28 Mar 1892 - 28 May 1904 CCR 20 May 1904 p1

[Note: Son of  John H. & Parizade "Pade" (Ferguson) Smith]

Died, at the home of his brother, Oscar Smith, Thos. Smith, Monday, May 23d of blood poisoning, aged 13 years, The remains were interred in the Prospect Cemetery Tuesday afternoon

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Smith, Thomas Jessie 28 Mar 1892 - 28 May 1904 CCR 20 May 1904 p1

Card of Thanks

I desire to return my sincere thanks to the citizens of Ozark for their kindness during the illness and death of my son Thomas.  John H. Smith

 

Smith, Travis Lee 1983 - 21 May 2007 SN-L 22 May 2007

[Note: Son of Richard & Julie (Newman) Smith ]

Travis Lee Smith, 23, of Nixa, died May 21, 2007. Travis is survived by his parents, Richard and Julie Smith of Nixa; two sisters, Natasha and Natalie; his grandparents, Evelyn Smith and Joe and Betty Newman; a niece, Marah; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 24, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, with burial to follow in Smith Cemetery, Rogersville, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in the funeral home.

 

Smith, Velma Bell 15 Oct 1913 - 9 Mar 1981 OH 12 Mar 1981 p8

[Note: Daughter of William L. & Julia (  ) Smith]

Services for Velma Bell Smith, 67, Longrun, sister of M. T. Smith of Ozark were held Tuesday in Longrun. Miss Smith died Monday in the Christian County Nursing Home where she had lived for the past 26 years.

 

Smith, Velma M. (Nelson) 12 Mar 1913 - 8 May 1987 OH 14 May 1987 p5

[Note: married Harris M. Smith 25 Aug 1907 - 13 Aug 1994]

Services for Velma Smith, 74, Nixa, were held May 11 in the First Baptist Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Richard Eakins and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died May 8 in L. E. Cox Medical Center North. A longtime resident of Nixa, she was a former editor of the Nixa Enterprise for three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nixa. Survivors include her husband, Harris; two daughters, Myrdeth Jean Reynolds, Nixa and Carol Brinkley, Fenton; a sister, Dorothy McDonald, Ozark; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

Smith, Vernis Truemon 18 Apr 1911 - 27 Aug 1982 OH 2 Sep 1982 p3

[Note: married Pauline 21 Aug 1911 - 21 Nov 2006; birth and death date, last name and location match on Truemon Smith according to obit and Vernis Smith according to SSDI; don‘t find any Truemon Smith on census; may be the son of Ford Lee & Maud Amelia (Forrester) Smith who on 1920 Jackson County MO census had a son Vernis Smith born 1911]

Services for Truemon Smith, 71, Springfield, were held Aug. 30 in Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Aug. 27 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, Mack, Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Cunningham, Nixa; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

 

Smith, Veta Marie (Daugherty) 29 Dec 1897 - 6 Mar 1990 OH 15 Mar 1990

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson & Arminta Emily (Sink)  Daugherty; married 7 May 1923 Joshua A. Smith 1885 - 8 Sep 1954]

Veta Marie Smith, 92, Nixa, died March 6, 1990, in the Hermitage Regional Park Care Center, Hermitage. She was born in Nixa on Dec. 29, 1897, to Thomas Jefferson Daugherty and Arminta Emily Sink. She was married to Joshua A. Smith, Springfield, on May 7, 1923. They adopted a daughter, Donnis, on April 20, 1935. Donnis married Raymond Eugene Heathcock in 1950. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Josh; her daughter, Donnis; a stepdaughter, Cleata Smith; an infant, Reginald Lester Daugherty Smith; and three sisters, Victoria McConnell Gillispie, Mamie Gilbert and Inez Wallace. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Lucille Smith; two nieces, Phyllis June Walden and Joan Rozell; one nephew, Tom Gilbert, Nixa. Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Payne Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Bundy officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa.

 

Smith, Viola May (Winters) 24 Jan 1916 - 27 Jul 1985 OH 1 Aug 1985 p5

[Note: married 18 Nov 1934 Harry John Smith 30 Sep 1908 - 19 Sep 2000]

Services for Viola May Smith, 69, Bradleyville, were held July 31 in the Bradleyville Nazarene Church and the Revs. Bob Parameter and Cliff Bryant officiating. Burial was in the Bradleyville Cemetery under the direction of the Whelchel Funeral Home, Forsyth. Mrs. Smith died July 27 in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, after a short illness. A native of Forsyth, she had attended the Enterprise School. She was a member of the Bradleyville Nazarene Church. Survivors include her husband, Harry; a son, Donald, East Palestine, Ohio; a daughter, Florence Robinson, Braden, Pa.; three brothers, Valas Winters, Columbina, Ohio, and Rondo Winters., West Point, Ohio; two sisters, Florence Chaney, Taneyville, and Ethel Johnson, East Liverpool, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradleyville Nazarene Church.

 

Smith, W. Karen (Compton) 24 Feb 1958 - 11 Apr 1911  NN-E 25 Apr 1991

[Note: Daughter of ? & Ada (?) Compton; married William John Smith]

W. Karen Smith, 33, Oldfield, died Thursday, April 11, 1991, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 24, 1958, in Lander, Wyo., and was proud of her Shoshone Indian Heritage. Survivors include her husband, William John Smith; her mother, Ada Breedlove, Tucson, Ariz.; her mother-in-law, Lula Fay Guerin; Sparta; three brothers; Robert Compton, U.S. Army, Germany, Allen Compton, Chandler, Ariz., and Bradley Compton, Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Elizabeth McHaffie, Ozark, and Pamela Breedlove, Tucson, Ariz.; and a special niece, Selene Revere, Elkhead. The funeral was Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate. officiating.

 

Smith, Walter William “Jack” 25 Aug 1894 - 16 Dec 1946 CCR 19 Dec 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John H. & Parizade "Sadie" (Ferguson) Smith]

William Walter (Jack) Smith, son of John and Sadie Smith, was born in Christian county, Mo., on Aug. 25, 1894, and departed this life on Dec. 16, 1946, at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 21 days. He followed his Lord in baptism at the Ozark Baptist church on Aug. 31, 1920. Throughout his entire lifetime he was utterly faithful to his Church, his employers and his friends. Survivors are four brothers, including G.C. Smith of Ozark, two sisters, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery.

 

Smith, Wanda (Brown) 23 Nov 1938 - 8 Jan 1975 OH 16 Jan 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of James A. & ? (?) Brown; married Robert L. Smith]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Wanda Smith, 35 , a lifelong Rogersville area resident, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Marsh Chapel here with Bruce Brown officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mrs. Smith died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Robert L.; two sons, Bart and Brad, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown, Fordland; two brothers, Kelley C. Brown, Maple Valley, Wash.  and Jamie Brown, Route 11, Springfield, Springfield; and four sisters, Mrs. Fern McFadden, Sparta, Mrs. Flo Dalton, Cashmere, Wash., Mrs. Billie Felton, 1500 West Grant, Springfield and Mrs. Wilda Essary, Route 1, Rogersville.

 

Smith, Wanda Joy (Dees) Kelly 20 Oct 1947 - 23 Dec 2011 SN-L 25 Dec 2011

[Note: Daughter of Bill & Deloris ( ) Dees; married ? Kelley; married 29 Nov 1991 Bill Smith]

            Wanda J. Smith, age 64, Sparta, Mo. passed away Friday, December 23, 2011, in St. John's Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 26, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with burial to follow in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 until service time Monday, in the funeral home.

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Smith, Wanda Joy (Dees) Kelly 20 Oct 1947 - 23 Dec 2011 CCH-N 28 Dec 2011

            Wanda Joy Smith, 64, died Dec. 23, 2011. She was born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to Bill and Deloris Dees. She was united in marriage to Bill Smith, Sparta, Nov. 29, 1991. Wanda loved animals of all kinds, working in her numerous flower gardens, vegetable gardening and traveling. During the last several years of her life, Wanda developed a great love for playing music and singing along with her husband Bill and other friends and family. Wanda is survived by her husband Bill; sister Ola Watkins of Strafford; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Ron Wilson of Aurora, son and daughter-in-law Chris and Zegita Kelley of Dallas, Texas; son Daryl Kelley of Springfield; daughter Karen Smith of Nixa, and daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Kent Mayo of Fair Grove. Wanda is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Deserae, Dionne, Austin, Kaycee, Clayton, Jade, Marisa, Mariah, Roisin and Ciara. Wanda also has two great-grandchildren, Dante and Kylie. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Dec. 26 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastors Bobby Stout and Tom Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation was held 9 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


Smith, Wanda Lou (Johnson) 31 Mar 1947 - 24 Sep 1998  CCH-N 30 Sep 1998

[Note: Daughter of Floyd & Fama Marie (  ) Johnson; married 16 Nov 1963 John J. Smith ]

Wanda Lou Smith, 51, passed away in her home on September 24. She was born to Floyd and Fama Marie Johnson on March 31, 1947 in Ozark, one of four children. Her father and a sister precede her in death. On November 16, 1963, Wanda Lou Johnson and John J. Smith were united in marriage, in Ohio. To this union was born four children. She liked doing crossword puzzles and taking care of her grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Fama Johnson, Sparta; husband, John, of the home; Amy Smith, Sparta, Patty Kennedy, Sparta, Danny, Sparta, and Johnny, Oldfield; two brothers, Floyd Rex Johnson of Elkland, and Buddy Johnson of St. Louis. Services were conducted by Bennie DeWitt of Oldfield, on Sunday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark The body will be cremated after services under the direction of the funeral home.

 

Smith, Warner W. 1892 - 29 Aug 1965  CCR 2 Sep 1965 p1

Funeral services for Warner W. Smith, 73, of Route 1, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Billy Wolfe officiated. with burial in Roller cemetery Mr. Smith died of an apparently self-inflicted bullet wound Sunday morning at his home five miles south of Rogersville.

 

Smith, Willard E. 1 Jul 1910 – 25 Nov 1991  NN-E 5 Dec 1991

[Note: Son of William Eck & Rose Elizabeth (Sallee) Smith; married 22 Dec 1934 Lucy Mae Billingsly May 1915 - 14 Nov 2001]

Willard E. Smith, 81, Ozark, died Monday evening, Nov. 25, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born near Ozark July 1, 1910, and was the son of William and Rose Sallee Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County and married Lucy Billingsly Dec. 22, 1934. He was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were a son, Jerry Willard Smith, in 1982; and two brothers, Guy and Glen Smith. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; a daughter, Virginia Smith Perkins and her husband, Charles; and a brother, John Smith, all of Springfield; a sister, Daisy Koch, Nixa; a daughter-in-law, Kay Anderson; six grandchildren, Charles W. Perkins, Candy Brown, Carol Perkins, Kelly Smith, Debbie Parker, and Jennifer Aurentz; and five great-grandsons. Services were held Friday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Smith, Willard Elmer 1887 - 6 Nov 1977 OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: married 6 Nov 1922 Amy]

Willard Elmer Smith, 90, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in his home at 2736 College after a three-month illness. Mr. Smith was retired as a guard and construction foreman at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners here. A native of Brookville, Kan, moving to Springfield in 1938 from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Mr. Smith was a World War I veteran and a member of Good-Ballinger Post No. 69 of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Amy to whom he had been married 55 years Sunday; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Linaweaver, Lansing, Kan.; a grandson who was reared in the home, Robert Wingender, Ozark and four great grandsons. Arrangements were under the direction of Ralph Thieme.

 

Smith, William A. "Bill" 21 Mar 1911 - 13 Mar 2007 SN-L 16 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Walker & Stella (  ) Smith; married 1934 Antoinette Louise “Nettie” Schulte 22 Dec 1912 - 15 Feb 1999]

William A. "Bill” Smith died in St. Louis, Mo., on March 13, 2007, from pneumonia. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 21, 1911, to Walker and Stella Smith. He moved to St. Louis in 1932 and married Antoinette Schulte in 1934. They had six children, five of whom survive him and live in St. Louis. They are Richard, Marilyn Fletcher, Carol Slater, Kathy Petersen, and James. Bill worked for 40 years with Chevrolet dealers as service manager and salesman, where he won numerous awards. He served during World War II as a supervisor of trainees at the Small Arms Plant in St. Louis. In 1978, after retirement, Bill and Nettie moved to Ozark, Mo., where they got involved in neighborhood organizations such as the Booster Club, the Wagon Club, and the Neighborhood Center. As a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bill served on the Parish Council, was a Eucharistic minister, and was chairperson of the Cemetery Committee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he attained the level of Third Degree Chancellor. In 2001, after Nettie's death, Bill moved to St. Louis to the Cape Albeon Independent Living Center. He again lived close to many members of his family and relished spending time with his children, their spouses, his 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Bill loved to hunt, fish, play cards, visit friends and tell stories. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was always available to lend a hand to anyone in need. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Nettie; his son, William Henry; and his brothers, Sterling and Tom. Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark this evening, March 16, 2007, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service following. A Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Paul McLoughlin officiating on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Weaver Cemetery in Ozark. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Smith, William A. "Bill" 21 Mar 1911 - 13 Mar 2007 SN-L 18 Mar 2007

In Memory of William A. Smith 3/21/1911 to 3/13/2007 When I think of Mr. Bill, the first thing that comes to mind is how he would always greet me with a warm smile, hug, and a kiss on the cheek. I first met Bill shortly after the loss of his wife. His little face would light up when he spoke of her; he always had a smile when he said her name, often followed by a tear because he missed her so much. He would say how much he loved her and that he knew he would see her again one day. Mr. Bill told us stories and shared his life's experiences with us. He treated us like we were his own family. Mr. Bill was full of life. He loved his family and was a very loyal friend to us all. We will miss him very much. We were blessed to have him in our lives. Good bye, Mr. Bill. You are in our hearts forever. 3/8Lisa I met Mr Bill in 1993, and have had a friend since. I don't know of anyone that had as much knowledge as he. I love to sit and talk to him for I always learn something, either it be about life itself or the history of the Ozarks. Mr. Bill loved his family and his community and I know they, with me, will miss him. Marilyn Beaird We feel so blessed to have known you Mr. Bill. You touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. You were loved by everyone who knew you. We will truly miss you coming into Lambert's to visit, we loved to sit and listen to you tell stories for hours. You always lived life to the fullest with a huge smile upon your face. It gives us peace knowing you are in a place where there is no pain or suffering and that we will see you again someday. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. Sincerely, Tim and Melanie Mayes MR.BILL was a wonderful person who I greatly admired. He had this way about him that when I seen him it made me appreciate life more. He was always wrapped up in some project or another to make other peoples lives, or our town, better. I would start smiling when I would see him pullin' up.....He just had that affect on ya...one of those people no matter what you were doing you would drop it just to sit and chat with him. I loved to listen to him tell stories about his accomplishments he had made, the awards he had received, the things he had done and the life he had lived. He was one of the greatest men I have met in my life. He was one of a kind....... I will miss him greatly. I love him and I am glad to have had the chance to be a part of his life....He will always have a special place in my heart......Robin Wilson Bill Smith meant a lot to his family and to others who had the privilege of knowing him. Bill always had a great story to tell making everyone smile. He often told stories of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a gleam in his eye. It was apparent how proud he was of them. Bill cared about people outside of his family as well. One fond memory that stands out in my mind was when he made a special trip to Springfield to attend my wedding. He didn't have to but he did, because that was the kind of person he was. Bill will be remembered by all as a loving father, grandfather, and, especially, friend. Rest in peace -Andrew Mills Webster's defines genuine as "sincerely and honestly felt or experienced". Bill Smith was genuine, he sincerely cared about people and wanted the best for them. My wife and I had our first child in June of last year and Bill, although having lost some of his mobility, stopped by our home and made his way up the steps and in to the house to see the baby. He was so excited to share in our joy, and that really meant a lot to both of us. He will be missed. Jeff Johnson In memory of Mr. Bill, I can't begin to find the words to explain what Bill Smith means to me, and the community of the Ozarks.. Bill was a wonderful kind hearted man, he was the kind of man that would do anything for anybody. I, in return, would have done anything for Mr. Bill, he was like a second father a friend and a mentor.If anyone of us could be half the man he was we would be one heck of a guy.I will always treasure the times I spent with him, the story's he told and the knowledge I gained by knowing him.He will always be in my heart. -Woody Wilson Jr "For the time I knew Bill, he was always a cheerful, friendly, caring person. He loved his family and spoke of them all the time, loved his community and the people in it. Whether it was for the Ozark Booster Club or his Church family he always seemed to give all he could. He was just a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him."?3/8Sarah Mr. Bill was a kind and caring man that all ways had a smile on his face. He was the kind of man who would have the time to listen to you and talk for hours. With his passing we lost a great friend and mentor he will surely be missed. -Jeremy Greenough Mr. William A. Smith It is hard to fit into a few paragraphs of what this man meant to me and my family and to Lambert's Cafe. Mr. Bill to most and Mr Will to me always had a big Ole' Southern Man's grin on his face and a chuckling laugh that could make just about anyone with a frown or a scowl on his or her face turn to a smile in less than a drop of a dime. He was never shy on words and the stories that man could tell are priceless. I will miss those things very much, but what I will miss about him the most is his wisdom and his advice that he would give me, but only If I asked for it. The reason I liked and trusted his advice was he had been there and done that on just about anything and everything in his life. Will lived a full life and he pulled no punches. Will was not only a good friend, we became more like family over the precious and few 13 years that I was so thankful to have known the man, I am going to miss you very much Mr. Will Smith and that's an understatement for the loss that so many people feel now that this man is gone. If I could be half the man as Mr. Will Smith was, then I would say I was doing pretty darn good, I suppose only time will tell. To me you are the true definition of a man's man and I want to say thank you Mr. Will, for just being a part of my life. I will never forget you my good buddy, my friend. Respectfully yours, Ben Lambert A Mans Man Good is good. Truth is truth To this man of solid ways. He'll not be mediocre, Trustworthy for all his days. Thanks for the memories Mr. Bill..You will always be a part of us.. Your memory will never fade nor will our smiles, as we share different stories about you sir, from here on out! We will always Love you & we already miss you. So good-bye for now Mr. Bill.. From all of us @ Lambert's Cafe.

 

Smith, William Charles 12 Oct 1876 - 13 Dec 1951  CCR 20 Dec 1951

[Note: Son of  Jacob R. & Matilda (Mitchell) Smith; married 11 Aug 1895 Mary Esabell “Belle”  McHaffie 16 Jul 1878 - 8 Feb 1958]

William Charles Smith, 75-year old resident of the Bruner community, passed away at his home on Dec. 13, 1951. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. McHaffie on Aug. 11, 1895, and to this union eleven children were born. Two children preceded their father in death. He was converted to Christ at the age of twenty-one, and became a member of the Assembly of God church. Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Charlie of Washington, Lawrence of Oldfield, and Simmon of Bruner; six daughters, Mrs. Esta Moses of Sparta, Mrs. Cordia Braden of Bruner, Mrs. Lula Loveland of Springfield, Mrs. Iva Rogers of Rogersville, Mrs. Eva Billman of St. Louis and Mrs. Nellie Nichols of Springfield; three brothers, Jim Smith of Winslow, AR, Robert Smith of Ft. Scott, KS, and Arthur Smith of Miller, MO; 33 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Bruner church by the Rev. Horton, with burial in the McHaffie cemetery under direction of the Chaffin funeral home.

 

Smith, William Clay "Buddy" 23 Apr 1946 - 15 Mar 2004 CCH-N 17 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of William C. & Mary Ruth (Proctor) Smith; married 8 Sep 1977 Rebecca Leigh Bayless]

William Clay "Buddy" Smith, 57, Nixa, died Monday, March 15, 2004, in his home. He was born April 23, 1946 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of William C. and Mary Ruth (Proctor) Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On Sept. 8, 1977, he and Rebecca Leigh Bayless were united in marriage. Smith retired in 1999 as an electro-mechanical engineer for the city of Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Crane Bible Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Memphis Masonic Lodge. He had served for 20 years as a deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Elizabeth Aultz and Margaret LaPradd. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; three children, William C. Smith and wife Carri, Olive Branch, Miss., Andrea Ruth Smith and Samantha Leigh Smith, both of the home; one granddaughter, Bailey Smith; one sister, Bailey Faye Thompson, Walls, Miss.; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. March 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Robert Sharp officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. March 18 in the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Smith, William Earl 3 Jun 1926 - Apr 2004  SN-L 25 Apr 2004

Funeral services for Earl Smith, age 77, of Galena, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Spokane First Baptist Church under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Smith, William Eason 28 Dec 1820 - 29 Nov 1899 CCR 14 Dec 1899

[Note: married 1839 Diana Hutson 16 Aug 1820 -  16 Dec 1915]

Died, at his home, two miles southwest of Ozark, Christian county, November 29, 1899,  William Easson Smith of heart disease, aged nearly 78 years. Mr. Smith was born in Jackson county, Alabama, Dec. 28th, 1821. When about 8 years old, he moved to Washington county, Arkansas, where he lived only about two years and thne moved to Carroll county, Ark, where he lived almost all the time until the breaking out of the civil war. He was a union man and on this account was compelled to move again, and come to Missouri in 1865, where he has since resided. In 1839, he married Diana Hutson and from this union were born twelve children, eleven of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, and nine are still living. Two of his sons, John and Marion, enlisted in the union army and served throughout the war. When about 28 years old, Eason Smith professed faith in christ and united with the Presbyterian church and although meeting with many reverses during life, he was always industrious and honorable, and lived peaceably, and was highly respected in the community. Mrs. Smith says that having lived with him 59 years that since his profession of religion, he has lived a consistent christian life. The funeral services were held in Ozark, at the Baptist meeting house on November 30, and the remains were buried in the Ozark cemetery. Submitted by Debra Clark.

 

Smith, William Elmer “Eck” 22 Mar 1875 - 21 Dec 1945 CCR 3 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  John H. &  Susan Parmelia (Harper) Smith; married  Rose Elizabeth Sallee 22 Feb 1880 - 21 Jan 1967]

William Elmer Smith was born in Ozark, Mo., March 22, 1875, and passed away at his home Dec. 21, 1945, at the age of 70. He had lived his entire life in and near Ozark. He was united in marriage with Miss Rose Sallee of Republic, Mo., Sept. 11, 1902. In 1913 he united with the Hopedale Baptist church and in 1920 was ordained a deacon. He had been an active and faithful member all these years. Surviving are his wife, Rose; one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Koch of Nixa; three sons, John H. and Glen B. of Springfield and Willard of Ozark; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. R.W. Weatherman of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were held in the Hopedale church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23, with Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Hopedale cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Smith, William K. 20 Aug 1919 - 23 Mar 1985 OH 28 Mar 1985 p8

[Note: married Helen H.]

William K. Smith, 65, Highlandville, died March 23 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield. Mr. Smith moved to this area three years ago from Ontario, Calif. He was a retired real estate salesman and a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Helen H.; a son, Kane, Lagoona, Calif.; two daughters, Kelly Maloney, Anaheim,. Calif. and Sidney Serena, Austin, Texas; a step-daughter, Sami Phillips, Ontario, Calif.; and two grandchildren. No services were planned, The body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn South. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Smith, William L., Dr. Mar 1866 - 21 Jan 1914 CCR 23 Jan 1914

[Note: Son of Thomas J. & Nancy  A. (Hale) Smith; married 1894 Clara Nov 1868 - ?]

Dr. W. L. Smith Dead - Well Known Christian County Man Died in Springfield After Short Illness.

Dr. W. L. Smith, well known throughout Christian county, but for the past five years living and practicing his profession in Springfield, died at his home in that city at about 10 o’clock Tuesday night after a short illness from an attack of pneumonia. Dr. Smith was born in the county and for years practiced his profession at Sparta, where he also for a long time owned and conducted a drug store. He has served the county as coroner a number of years and was widely acquainted throughout the county being always active in the politics of the county as a Republican leader. He was a member of a number of fraternal organizations in Springfield, but while a resident of this county was more closely identified with the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders. He is survived by a widow and two sons who reside in Springfield. In Christian county, he has many relatives, being a brother of George Smith, the well known Sparta druggist and Mrs. P. S. Ladd and Mrs. A. L. Batey, of Sparta. He was a nephew of county assessor W. A. Hale and had many other relatives with whom we are not familiar. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon conducted by Gate of the Temple lodge No. 422, A. F. and A. M. St. John’s Commandry No. 20 acting as escort, with interment in Maple Park cemetery.

 

Smith, William Roy 3 Sep 1899 - 11 Jan 1923 CCR 19 Jan 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Retta (Casey) Smith; teacher died of pneumonia]

William Roy Smith, aged 23 years, 4 months and 7 days, died at the home of his father, Henry Smith, near Taneyville, Thursday, January 11, 1923 at 9:15 p.m. Funeral services were held at Taneyville, Saturday, January 13, conducted by Rev. James. The funeral was under direction of T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co. The deceased leaves the father and mother, one brother and one sister and other relatives. The following letter from the family of the Forsyth High School, very highly commends the life of Mr. Smith as a student of character and ability.

Forsyth, Missouri  January 12th, 1923   TO THE FAMILY OF ROY SMITH

Words cannot adequately express the deep sorrow we felt upon hearing of the death of your beloved son and brother. We knew him as a school mate, a pupil, a pal, a comrade, a friend; and never did he fail to be true to the faith we placed in him. Ever was he loved and admired by all. In the class rooms, he did his tasks well, on the athletic field no one played more fairly; wherever he was, he was always ready to do his part, or to lend a helping hand. We feel that our lives have been enriched through our association with him. We can say with one accord, “We are glad that we knew him.” We wish we might have been helpful during Roy’s illness, but we are assured that everything human hands could do was done. Our hearts go out to your in sympathy, we would comfort you if we could, we would lessen the pain and longing in your hearts if it were in our power to do so. But that lies only within the power of the Almighty Father, the loving Savior, the Eternal Comforter who never fails us, who is always near and ready to help us in all our troubles and sorrows. May his blessings be upon you. In deepest sympathy, The Faculty and Pupils of Forsyth High School.

 

Smith, William Walter “Jack” 25 Aug 1894 - 16 Dec 1946 CCR 19 Dec 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John H. & Parizade "Sadie" (Ferguson) Smith]

William Walter (Jack) Smith, son of John and Sadie Smith, was born in Christian county, Mo., on Aug. 25, 1894, and departed this life on Dec. 16, 1946, at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 21 days. He followed his Lord in baptism at the Ozark Baptist church on Aug. 31, 1920. Throughout his entire lifetime he was utterly faithful to his Church, his employers and his friends. Survivors are four brothers, including G.C. Smith of Ozark, two sisters, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery.

 

Smith, Willie Alvin 26 Jul 1912 - 15 Mar 1982  OH 18 Mar 1982 p12

[Note: Son of William O. & Lena O. ( ) Smith]

Services for Willie Alvin Smith, 69, Ozark, were held March 16 in Adams Chapel, Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Smith died March 15 in his home after a short illness. Survivors include a son, Harold Ray, Rock Springs, Wyo., a brother, Levi, Birch Tree; six sisters, Mrs. Velrie Penland and Mrs. Elsie Beasley, both of Ozark, Mrs. Viola Watkins, Springfield, Mrs. Opal Cook, Elk Creek, Mrs. Eva Hibbs, Beaver, Okla. and Mrs. Ruby Gray, San Antonio, Texas; and four grandchildren.

 

Smithwick, Martin 19 Mar 1923 - 3 May 2000  CCH-N 10 May 2000

[Note: married Marlin]

Martin Smithwick, age 77, of Ponce De Leon, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000 in Century Pines, Ozark. He was born March 19, 1923 in Kennett, Missouri. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Smithwick was a farmer. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, and a member of Galena Masonic Lodge #515 A.F and A.M. Survivors include: his wife, Marlin; three children, Jim Smithwick, Nixa, Pat Carter and her husband Ken, Springfield, and Linda Wiseheart, Ozark; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and their husbands, Olean and Frank Griffin, Benton, Arkansas, and Lula and Jack Hancock, Kennett; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. A Masonic service was held Tuesday, May 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with R.W B. Williams A. "Bill" Moore officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Visitation was Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Americans Veterans, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Smoot, Jaunita June (Simpkins) 1920 - 20 Jun 2009 SN-L 23 Jun 2009

[Note: Daughter of Earnest & Maggie (Bruner) Simpkins; married Madison Smoot]

Jaunita June Smoot, 88 of Springfield, Missouri passed away at 6:04 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009 in St. John's Hospital in the company of her family. Jaunita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She grew up in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and was half Creek Indian, she was very proud of her Indian heritage. Jaunita was a registered nurse and worked many years as a maternity nurse. She was married for 66 wonderful years to Madison who passed away in 2007. She was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Maggie Bruner Simpkins, and her son, Roger Smoot. Jaunita is survived by her daughter, Karen Nibert of Nixa; three grandchildren, Amy Lawrence and husband, Mike of Springfield, Melanie Nibert of Springfield, and Nick Nibert of Nixa; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kaylee and Maddy Lawrence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10 a.m in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with The Reverend Thomas Reidy, officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM in Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Smyser, John 23 Oct 1903 - 10 Aug 1980 OH 14 Aug 1980 p5

John W. Smyser, 76 of Ava, father of Mrs. Sheri Thornton of Nixa, died Sunday in a nursing home in Ava. Services and burial were Wednesday in Ava.

 

Smyth, Ann Jane (Kerins) 5 Dec 1919 - 16 Dec 2009 SN-L 20 Dec 2009

[Note: married 31 Jan 1942 William Smyth]

Ann Jane Smyth, 90, of Ozark, passed away December 16, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. She was born December 5, 1919 in Cicero, Ill., and graduated from La Grange Township High School. She worked at Vaughan Seed Co., for 19 years until her retirement in 1986. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to William Smyth, January 31, 1942, in Berwyn, Ill. Her brothers, Donald Kerins and Gerorge Kerins preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, William Smyth; two children, Jacqueline Bloedorn and Michael Smyth; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Kerin; sister, Nancy Pople and husband Robert. A memorial service will be held in Wesley United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ann Jane Smyth Memorial Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church 922 W. Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807.

Smythe, Richard Darrell 14 Jul 1949 - 9 Sep 2011 SN-L 11 Sep 2011

[Note: Son of Charles & Etta (Gold) Smythe; married Mary]

Richard Darrell Smythe, age 62, of Ozark, MO, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, in his home. He was born July 14, 1949, in Springfield, MO, to Charles and Etta (Gold) Smythe. He was a member of the Battlefield Assembly of God Church. He was proud for having served in the United States Navy during Viet Nam. Rick was involved in the Chub O'Reilly cancer support group, and attended even when he wasn't at his best, he felt that they were as a second family to him. He loved working with wood, and building things like Ruby Tuesday's, and Olive Garden's. His faith in God kept him going, as he said " I'm a blessed man!" Most importantly his family meant the world to him, he loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Sean Smythe; a brother Jimmy Smythe; and a sister Charlene Louke. Rick is survived by his wife Mary Smythe of the home; a son Michael C. Smythe and wife Tina of Rogersville, MO; a daughter Sarah Jo Smythe and her partner Chris Beaty of Springfield, MO; three step-sons: Jeffrey Carlock, Steve Carlock and wife Lori, and Matthew Carlock all of Ozark, MO; two brothers: Jerry Smythe and wife Katharine of Nixa, MO, and Hank Smythe and wife Karen of Kimberling City, MO; four sisters: Barbara Russell of Branson, MO, Sherry Phipps of Shell Knob, MO, Linda Smith and husband Sanford of Shell Knob, and Dixie Rees and husband Joe of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; Gabe, Isaiah, Samuel, Baylee, Taylor, Madyson, Stevie, and Bryce; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2011, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO, with Pastor Rich Orrell officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2011, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePC.org (Pancreatic Cancer). Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

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Smythe, Richard Darrell 14 Jul 1949 - 9 Sep 2011 CCH-N 14 Sep 2011

Richard Darrell Smythe, 62, of Ozark, passed away Sept. 9, 2011, in his home. He was born July 14, 1949, in Springfield, to Charles and Etta (Gold) Smythe. He was a member of the Battlefield Assembly of God Church. He was proud for having served in the U.S. United States Navy during Vietnam. Rick was involved in the Chub O’Reilly cancer support group and attended even when he wasn’t at his best, he felt that they were as a second family to him. He loved working with wood, and building things like Ruby Tuesday’s, and Olive Garden’s. His faith in God kept him going, as he said “ I’m a blessed man!” Most importantly his family meant the world to him, he loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Sean Smythe; a brother Jimmy Smythe; and a sister Charlene Louke. Rick is survived by his wife Mary Smythe of the home; a son Michael C. Smythe and wife Tina of Rogersville; a daughter Sarah Jo Smythe and her partner Chris Beaty of Springfield; three step-sons: Jeffrey Carlock, Steve Carlock and wife Lori, and Matthew Carlock all of Ozark; two brothers: Jerry Smythe and wife Katharine of Nixa, and Hank Smythe and wife Karen of Kimberling City; four sisters: Barbara Russell of Branson, Sherry Phipps of Shell Knob, Linda Smith and husband Sanford of Shell Knob, and Dixie Rees and husband Joe of Springfield; eight grandchildren; Gabe, Isaiah, Samuel, Baylee, Taylor, Madyson, Stevie, and Bryce; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, with Pastor Rich Orrell officiating. Burial followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePC.org―pancreatic cancer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Smythe, Sean Charles 22 Sep 1971 - 18 Apr 2010  SN-L 20 Apr 2010

[Note: Son of Richard & Linda (Cox) Smythe; married 25 Mar 1995 Stacy Marie Sexton]

Sean Charles Smythe, age 38, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a much loved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Sean was born September 22, 1971, in Pomona, Calif., the son of Richard Smythe and Linda (Smythe) Curbow. On March 25, 1995, he married the love of his life, Stacy Marie Sexton. During their life together, they brought into the world three beautiful girls, Baylee Marie Smythe on October 26, 1997, Taylor Jayne Smythe on September 6, 2001, and Madyson Mae Smythe on May 3, 2005. He was a very proud father and enjoyed spending his time with his family. Sean also enjoyed working outdoors and around his home, cars, fishing, "junking", and making everyone laugh and smile. Sean was always well liked by everyone, was well respected, and known to be a hard worker with a big heart. Before his illness, he spent many years as a supervisor at the Fiocchi Ammunition plant in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Stacy Smythe; his daughters, Baylee, Taylor and Madyson Smythe, of the home; father and step-mother, Rick and Mary Smythe; mother and step-father, Linda and Ron Curbow; father and mother-in-law, Mike and Paula Sexton; maternal grandmother, Lola Cox; grandfather and grandmother-in-law, Hugh and Florence McIntire; sister, Sarah Smythe; brother and wife Mike and Tina Smythe; brother-in-law and wife, Jason and Melissa Sexton; his brothers-in-law and buddies, Jared and Jordan Sexton; nephews, Gabrian, Isaiah, and Samuel Smythe; niece, Alexandrai Sexton; and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, and friend. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Cox; and his fraternal grandparents, Charles and Edda Mae Smythe. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, with Pastor Richard Orrell officiating, services will conclude at the funeral home on Friday. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, also in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Sean wished for donations to be made to the Smythe Children Memorial Fund set up at Ozark Bank and to the American Cancer Society.

 

Snap, Blanche (Faught) 23 Apr 1913 - 24 Sep 1979 OH 4 Oct 1979 p2

[Note: Daughter of Zachary & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught]

Services for Mrs. Blanche Faught Snap, 66, sister of Mrs. Dora Fitzpatrick, Nixa, were held last Thursday in Tulsa. Burial was in Kellyville, Okla. Mrs. Snap died Sept. 24 in a Tulsa Hospital.

 

Snavely, John W., Rev. 1 May 1933 - 27 Oct 2004 SN-L 29 Oct 2004 & SN-L 29 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Joe Amos & Emily (Stucki) Snavely; married Lillian]

John W. Snavely, 71, Ozark, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2004. The son of Joe Amos Snavely and Emily (Stucki) Snavely, John was born May 1, 1933, in Norwood, Mo. He answered the call to the ministry in 1963, pastoring four churches in the Southwest Missouri area over the next 33 years. The last ten years, John was the Pastoral Care Pastor of James River Assembly. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. John is survived by his wife, Lillian of the home; five children, Terry Snavely, Branson, Mo., Cheryl Hart, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matthew Snavely, Double Oak, Texas, Joy Mitchell, Springfield, Mo., and Lori Wassam, Frisco, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Joshua, Dustin and Preston Snavely, Larisa McPeters, Cody and Taylor Hart, Benjamin, Jenna and Rachel Snavely, Laramie, Cooper and Connor Mitchell, Jordan, Logan and Spencer Wassam; one great-grandchild, Jaden Snavely; brothers and sisters, Wilma Easter, Lebanon, Mo., Delta Forrest, Norwood, Mo., Rev. Joe D. Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Alice Kingsland, Mtn. Grove, Mo., James Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Ilena Bolt, Mtn. Grove, Mo., Rev. Jerry Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Donna Bennett, Norwood, Mo., and Brenda Bradshaw, Fortson, Ga. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004, in James River Assembly, Hwy 65 & CC., with Pastor John Lindell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Mo., under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Friends may visit 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, in the funeral home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, Mo. The family will receive friends 9 a.m. Saturday at James River Assembly until service time at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the James River Assembly Mission Fund.

Published 10/29/04

 

Snearley, Alta (Herd) Denton 5 Dec 1924 - 21 Jan 2005 SN-L 23 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Otis & Eva Mae (Vanmeter) Herd; married 1946 Elzie Denton; married 3 May 1952 Warren W. Snearley]

Alta Snearley, the daughter of Otis Herd and Eva Mae (Vanmeter) Herd, was born Dec. 5, 1924, and departed this life Jan. 21, 2005, at the age of 80 years, 1 month, and 16 days. Alta was a resident of Oldfield, Mo., for the past 20 years, moving from Ava, Mo. Alta and Elzie Denton were united in marriage in 1946 and to this union two children were born. On May 3, 1952, Alta and Warren W. Snearley were united in marriage in Mt. Home, Ark. Mr. Snearley preceded Alta in death. Alta was employed as Milk Truck Driver for 14 years. She loved camping and blue grass festivals, watching NASCAR, the St. Louis Cards, quilting, reading, gardening, but most of all, loved being with family and friends. Alta was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ava, Mo. Alta was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Troy Herd, one sister, Freda Cockrum, and one sister-in-law, Linda Herd. Alta is survived by a son, Kenneth and wife, Janet Denton, Ozark, Mo.; a daughter, Deloris and husband, Robert Hammons, Oldfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Herd, Marionville, Mo.; one sister, Leta and husband, Bill Tabor, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Herd, Beulah, Colo., and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with the Rev. Howard Kenyon officiating. Interment will follow in the Fannon Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at 1 p.m. until service time.

 

Sneed, Bliss Edward 5 Jul 1930 - 5 Nov 2001  CCH-N 14 Nov 2001

[Note: Son of Harry Dewey & Ica Elmeada (Lawson) Sneed; married 12 Mar 1950 Deloris Dawes; no legible stone in Hopedale Cemetery]

Bliss Edward Sneed, age 71, of Ozark passed away Nov. 5, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 5, 1930, in Maramac, Okla., the son of Harry Dewey and Ica Elmeada (Lawson) Sneed. He and Deloris Dawes were married March 12, 1950. Bliss worked as an industrial X-ray technician. He and Deloris lived in Colorado for 30 years before moving to Ozark in 1991. Bliss enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family camping in Colorado. Survivors include: his wife Deloris; four children, Karen Patterson and her husband Gerald, Texas, Randy Sneed, Nixa, Ronda Coop and her husband Ron, Colo., and Carla Johnson and her husband David, Colo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harry Sneed, William Sneed and David Sneed, all of Okla.; and two sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Bama Hasselmeier, both of Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Charles Chambers officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery Ozark.

 

Sneed, Carl Raymond 1 Nov 1926 - 29 Dec 2005 SN-L 4 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Carl Richard & Lillie May (  ) Sneed]

Carl Raymond Sneed, 79, Montclair, Calif., formerly of Republic, Mo., passed away December 29, 2005. He was born November 1, 1926, to Carl Richard and Lillie May Sneed in Willard, Mo., and grew up in Republic, Mo. He graduated from Republic High School and SMSU and taught school in several areas in Southwest Missouri. He served his country in the U.S. Army, finally moving to Yorba Linda, Calif., where he taught school for more than 30 years before retiring. Raymond was a member of the Yorba Linda United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd, who was killed in Europe during World War II; brothers, Phillip, Ted and Robert; and a sister, Barbara Walters. He is survived by brothers, Donald and wife, Helen, John and wife, Sandy; sisters, Edna Dean and husband, Paul, Republic, Wanda Tiller, Mt. Vernon, and Evelyn Wampler and husband, Harold, Clever; many nieces and nephews and a very good friend, Gladys Ramirez, Upland, Calif. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Mary Ann Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to service. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service. Memorials may be made to The Kitchen, in care of the funeral home.

 

Sneed, John F. "Cube" 2 Jul 1906 - 27 Sep 1988 OH 6 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of Bertie Franklin & Rosa Martha (Zimmerman) Sneed; married Marie Hill]

J. F. “Cube” Sneed, 82, of Ozark, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:45 pm Sept 27 at Springfield General Hospital. Services for Mr. Sneed were held Saturday at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with the Revs. Orvie Best and L. Douglas Greer officiating. Burial was in Robberson Prairie Cemetery. Mr. Sneed was born July 2, 1906 in Greene County to Bertie Franklin and Rosa Martha (Zimmerman) Sneed. He was united in marriage to Marie Hill, who preceded him in death in 1976. A farmer and heavy equipment operator, he was a member of Gate of the Temple Lodge #422, Vincil Chapter #110 Royal Arch Mason, St. John’s Commandery #20 Knights Templar, Queen City Chapter of the Eastern Star #226, and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. Mr. Sneed’s survivors include a daughter, Nilene Tennis, Ozark; a son, Neil F., Willard; a brother, W.S. Sneed, Willard; a sister, Josephine Koeneman, Willard; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Snelson, AnnaBell (Geren) 4 Feb 1930 -14 Feb 2004 CCH-N 17 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of John Henry & Orpha (Smith) Geren; married Oral Snelson]

AnnaBell Snelson, 74, Springfield, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Hurley, the daughter of John Henry and Orpha (Smith) Geren. Snelson worked as a waitress before retirement. She attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Highlandville. She loved her family and the time they could spend together. She also enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Snelson; her parents; one sister; and two brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Goddard, Ozark; two sons, Jon Gray, Springfield, and Jim Gray, Jerusalem, Ark.,; five grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Geren, Springfield, and Betty Moore, Chowchilla, Calif.; a step-son, Gene Snelson, Bella Vista, Ark.; and three step-daughters, Bonnie Bishop, Willard, Wanda Hair, Springfield, and Genevieve Carter, Raleigh, N.C. A graveside funeral was held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in Smart Cemetery near Clever, with Pastor Rick Washam officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Snelson, Thelma 10 Jul 1917 - 10 Sep 2009 CCH-N 23 Sep 2009

Thelma Snelson, 92, Springfield, formerly of Ava, passed away Sept. 10, 2009, in Strafford Care Center.  Funeral services were held at 11a.m. Sept. 14, in Ozark Grove General Baptist Church, Wasola. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Services under the care of direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Snethern, Brenda Mae (Smith) Hesse 26 Feb 1948 - 15 Mar 2004 SN-L 18 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Lymon Ervin & Gracie Jaunita (Pippin) Smith; married ? Hesse; married second J.B. Snethern]

Brenda Mae Snethern, 56, of Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Lymon Ervin Smith and Gracie Jaunita Pippin Smith was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Springfield, and departed from this life at her residence on March 15, 2004. She graduated from Rogersville High School and SMSU with a BS degree. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Lymon. She is survived by her husband, J.B. Snethern of Springfield; one son, Mark Hessee and wife Cindy, St. Louis, originally from Belgium; her mother, Jaunita Hicks, Rogersville; two stepdaughters, Jessica and Annie; two brothers, Doyle Smith and wife Lois, Rogersville, and Larry Smith and wife Karen, Ozark; a sister, Peggy Blankenship and husband Carl, Ozark; and aunts and uncles, Clella Cantrell, DeWayne and Charlene Pippin, Johnny Dwight Pippin, and Alvenia Smith. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in Clark Chapel, James River Assembly, with Dr. Jimmy Root officiating under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield.

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