Lawson, Elsie, d. 1988 - Leach, Burl F., d. 1988

 

Lawson, Elsie (Ellison) Rethford 30 Mar 1904 - 16 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988

[Note: Daughter of Kell & Nancy (  ) Ellison; married Louie Rethford; married Leman Lawson]

Elsie Lawson, 83, of Marshfield, died at 2:45 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Mount Vernon Park Care Center after a long illness. Graveside services were held Monday with the Rev. Howard Cowen officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Fordland. Mrs. Lawson was born in Ava Mar. 30, 1904 to Kell and Nancy Ellison. She was married to Louie Rethford, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two sons. She was then married to Leman Lawson, who survives. Other survivors include two stepsons, Linden Lawson, of the state of Wyoming and Paul Lawson, of San Diego, California; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Rethford, of Marshfield; three brothers-in-law, Roy, of Ozark, Tommy, of the state of California, and Charlie, of Marshfield; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Taylor and Lillian Stinecipher, both of Springfield; and a grandson, William Rethford, of Miami, Florida.

 

Lawson, Elsie Gladys (Monger) 18 Jun 1905 - 11 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph George  & Cora Belle (Anderson) Monger; married 20 Sep 1924  Arnold Lawson]

Elsie Gladys Monger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Monger, was born June 18, 1905, at Sparta, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 11, 1947, at Osawstomie, Kansas, at the age of 42 years. She was married to Arnold Lawson of Sparta and to this union was born one son, James Lawson, of Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of the Church of Christ, having been converted at the age of 14. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Monger of Sparta, five sisters, four brothers, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 15, at the Sparta Church of Christ, conducted by Bro. Milton E. Truex of Springfield. Burial was in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Lawson, Ethel 22 Feb 1898 - 22 Jan 1983 OH 27 Jan 1983 p13

Services for Ethel Lawson, 84, Willow Springs, were held Jan. 25 at Burnham Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney Williamson officiating. Burial was in Burnham Cemetery under direction of Hiler of Willow Springs. Mrs. Lawson died Jan. 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View after a long illness. Survivors include four sons, Gene, Willow Springs, Dean, Sparta, Walt, Houston, and Noel, Radford, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Carver, Cabool; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Hedrick, Willow Springs and Mrs. Ruby Watts, St. Charles; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Lawson, Etta 1888 - 4 Jan 1979  OH 11 Jan 1979 p6

FORDLAND- Services for Mrs. Etta Lawson, 90, Fordland, were held Thursday in Marsh Chapel, Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday in the Northside Nursing Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of Cass Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Leamon, Marshfield, Tommy, Orange, Calif., and Charley and Roy, both of Fordland; two daughters. Mrs. Lillian Stonecipher and Mrs. Maxine Taylor, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Otta Lane, Springfield, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Lawson, Flora Elene (Bilyeu) 13 Sep 1917 - 19 Mar 1999  CCH-N 7 Apr 1999

[Note: Daughter of Henry Frank & Blanche V. (Allen) Bilyeu; married 13 Apr 1939 Arthur "Buck" Lawson 29 Oct 1913 - 17 Jul 1993]

Elene Lawson, 81, a lifelong resident of Christian County was born September 13, 1917 and passed from this life on March 19, 1999 at Springfield. Elene was the daughter of H. F. Bilyeu and Blanche Allen Bilyeu. Elene was united in marriage to Arthur "Buck" Lawson on April 13, 1939 at Ava, Missouri. Elene was retired from Hagale Industries where she worked as Head of Production for many years. Elene was a devoted and valued employee. Elene loved to sew, knit, crochet, and quilting. She enjoyed quilting even after arthritis made it difficult for her to do so. Elene held a special love of her family and especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elene was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, her parents, her sister Cathleen Rogers and her brother Verlin Bilyeu. Survivors include her son Jerry and his wife Kathlyn of Sparta, 2 grandsons, Bradley David of Springfield and Scott Russell and his wife Cindy of Hartville, 2 granddaughters, Ivy Elisabeth and Flora Olivia Rose. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services was held Sunday March 21, 1999 at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home with Reverend Darrell Hinds officiating. Burial followed at the Linden Cemetery, Linden, Missouri. Visitation was from 7-8 p.m. Saturday March 20 at the funeral home. Elene will always be remembered by family and friends for her friendly smile. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be, made to the Arthritis Foundation in Elene's memory.

 

Lawson, Glen 5 Nov 1907 - 11 Jun 1993  NN-E 16 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of Burdine D. & Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Stone) Lawson; married 23 Jul 1939 Hazel Evelyn Allen]

Glen Lawson, 85, Sparta, died Friday, June 11, 1993, at Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born November 5, 1907, at Sparta, the son of Burdine and Maggie Stone Lawson. On July 23, 1939, he was united in marriage to Hazel Evelyn Allen. He was a farmer and lived throughout his life in the Sparta area. He was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, Ronnie Lawson, and his wife, Ruth, Rogersville; a daughter, Joyce Dillard, and her husband, John, Springfield; five grandchildren, Steve and Lexi Lawson, Jay Teague, and his wife, Dina, Kristen Brewer, and her husband, David, and Gina Teague; a great-grandchild, Carleigh Teague; a sister, Gladys McDaniel, Sparta; and two brothers, Arthur "Buck" Lawson and Johnie Lawson, both of Sparta. Services were held Sunday, June 13, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Grant Wesley 6 Dec 1943 - 5 Aug 2009 SN-L 6 Aug 2009

[Note: Son of C. A. & Jessie Marie (  ) Lawson; married Theresa]
Grant Wesley Lawson, 66, Nixa, Missouri, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, 940 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802. Please note on the memo line for "1961 Hillcrest Athletic Scholarships Fund."

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Lawson, Grant Wesley 6 Dec 1943 - 4 Aug 2009 SN-L 7 Aug 2009
Lawson Grant Wesley Lawson, 65, Nixa, passed away in Cox South Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. He was born on December 6, 1943. Grant was a 1961 graduate of Hillcrest High School and a 1967 graduate of MSU with a B.S. in history. He worked on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and was a member and chairman of the finance committee and a member of the executive committee. He was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and of the Hillcrest High School class of 1961 undefeated football team. He was a sports enthusiast and wine collector. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Jessie Marie Lawson; two brothers; and three sisters. Grant is survived by his wife, Theresa Lawson; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home North at 3 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial donations be made to First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, 940 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802, memo 1961 Hillcrest Athletic Scholarship.

Lawson, Hasque “Jock” 27 Jul 1901  - 25 Aug 1962    CCR 30 Aug 1965 p5

[Note: Son of Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson; married 6 Apr 1919 Clara Stott 6 Nov 1903 - 28 Aug 1950 - MODC site says for Clara “to obtain death certificate for Missouri resident who died out-of-state, contact the state where the death occurred“]

Hasque “Jock” Lawson, 61, a lifelong resident of Christian County, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, after suffering a stroke at his home near Sparta. Mr. Lawson, a farmer and stockman, is survived by a son, Lenny, of Sparta; a daughter, Miss Edith Lawson, of the home; three grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur and Glenn Lawson, both of Sparta, Johnnie, Ozark and Jim, Rogersville; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel, Rogersville. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin & Son Chapel, with burial in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Herbert Glenn 28 May 1908 - 15 Jun 1988  OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of Edgar W. & Rachel (White) Lawson]

Herbert Glenn Lawson, 80, of Lebanon, formerly of Highlandville, died at 10:30 a.m. June 15 at the Lebanon Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services for Mr. Lawson were held June 17 at the Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Mr. Lawson was a native of Highlandville. His survivors include two brothers; Wade Lawson, of Springfield, and Rev. Robert Lawson, of Farmington; one sister, Mrs. Enid Murphy, of Wichita, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lawson, James Alexander “Alex” 15 Dec 1876 - 5 Apr 1966 CCR 7 Apr 1966 p1

[Note: Son of James B. & Melinda (  ) Lawson; married 1 Feb 1903 Amanda E. Johnson; SSDI gives 15 Jul 1966 death date]

J. A. “Alex” Lawson, 89, a resident of Sparta most of his life, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A member of Sparta Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Amanda; a son, Arnold, Kansas City; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Lee, Sparta, Mrs. Bessie Gann, Ozark, Mrs. Ona Bumgarner, Rogersville, and Mrs. Effie Jennings, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Liza Campbell, Sparta; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Roscoe Harding and Dennis Swift officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Jenice G. (Spiess) 9 Feb 1912 - 13 Feb 1973 OH 1 Mar 1973 p9

[Note: Daughter of August & Eunice (Beal) Spiess; married 20 Jul 1932 Robert E. Lawson]

Jenice G. Lawson was born at Ozark, Mo. on Feb. 8, 1912, the daughter of the late August Spiess and his wife Eunice nee Beal and passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Mo. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1973, reaching the age of 61 years and four days. She received her schooling in Ozark and graduated from the Southwest Baptist College at Springfield (SIC). On July 20, 1932, she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert E. Lawson at Ozark, by Rev. Carter. Mrs. Lawson was a very active member of the First Baptist Church at Union, Mo and the Franklin County Baptist Association., She was also a member of the Franklin County Eastern Star. Those who survive are her husband, Robert E. Lawson; Three daughters, Mrs. Karol Brown of McLeansboro, Ill., Mrs. Anne Starr of Lincoln, Nebr. and Miss Evelyn Lawson of Kansas City, Mo.; Two sons, Karl of Union and Ed of Beaufort, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Jennilyn Brown, Rochelle Starr and Christine Lawson (SIC); one sister, Mrs. Clell Porter of Rogersville; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 16, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Union at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Earl Burnside. Thence to the First Baptist Church at Highlandville for services on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Bruce Maples and the Rev. Gary Robnett. Interment followed in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Jim 24 Aug 1904 - 15 Oct 1984 OH 16 Oct 1984 p13

[Note: Son of  Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson]

Services for Jim Lawson, 80, Sparta, were held Oct. 17 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Lawson died Oct. 15 in Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon following a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County. After retiring  10 years ago as a farmer and stockman, he moved to Sparta.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel, Sparta; and three brothers, Glen, Arthur and John, all of Sparta.

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Lawson, Jim 24 Aug 1904 - 15 Oct 1984 OH 8 Nov 1984 p10

Card of Thanks

We sincerely thank all who were so kind to us during the death of our loved one, Jim Lawson, May blessings be yours.  The Jim Lawson Family  43-1tp

 

Lawson, Johnie J. 29 Jun 1917 - 16 Dec 2003 CCH-N 24 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Burdine D. & Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Stone) Lawson; married Shelba]

Johnie J. Lawson, 86, Sparta, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at Century Pines in Ozark. He was born June 29, 1917, in Christian County, the son of Burdine and Maggie (Stone) Lawson.  Lawson retired in 1971 as bus driver for the Ozark School System. He was also a cattle farmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jock, Jim, Buck, and Glenn Lawson; and a sister, Gladys McDaniel.  Survivors include his wife, Shelba Lawson; two step-sons, Bryan Richards and Carla, and Jeff Richards and Lisa; five grandchildren, Chris, Lane, Sheri, Brittany and Taylor; and two nephews, Ronnie Lawson and Jerry Lawson.  A graveside funeral was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 in Linden Cemetery with Dwayne Bray officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Lawson, Karl Spiess 21 May 1933 - 24 May 1987 OH 4 Jun 1987 p4

[Note: Son of Robert E. & Jenice (Spiess) Lawson]

Graveside services for Karl Spiess Lawson, 54, Farmington were held May 29 in Highlandville Community Cemetery under the direction of Cozean Funeral Home. Mr. Lawson died May 24 in Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. Born May 21, 1933 in Highlandville, he was the son of Robert E. and the late Jenice Spiess Lawson. He taught in Fordland High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Lawson served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict as a hospital councilman. He was a member of Union First Baptist Church. Survivors includes his father, Rev. Robert E. Lawson, Farmington; a brother and sister-in-law, Lt. W. E. and Diane Lawson, Sr., U. S. Navy, stationed in Philadelphia; three sisters, Karol Brown, McLeansboro, Ill., Anne Hall, Baxter Springs, Kan., and J. Evelyn Lawson, Columbia, Ohio; three nieces; five nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

 

Lawson, Kenneth G. 4 Dec 1928 - 18 Dec 2007 SN-L 23 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Willis Edward & Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson; married 6 Aug 1949 Freda Lee Dickens]

Kenneth G. Lawson, 79, of rural Windsor, Mo., died late Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2007, at his home. He was born on Dec. 4, 1928, the son of Willis Edward Lawson and Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson. On Aug. 6, 1949, in Harrison Ark., he married Freda Lee Dickens, who survives of the home. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Bill Douglas officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa, Mo. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established to help defray funeral expenses and contributions may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Lawson, Leman 11 Jan 1908 - 16 Jun 1988  OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of Robe & Etta (Kinser) Lawson; married 1938 Elsie Ellison]

Leman Lawson, 80, of Marshfield, died June 16 at Mount Vernon Park Care Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Graveside services for Mr. Lawson were held Sunday at Fordland Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Cowen officiating. Burial was under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Fordland. Born Jan. 11, 1908, to Robe and Etta (Kinser) Lawson, Mr. Lawson was married to Elsie Ellison in 1938. He had worked for the State Highway Department in Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, earlier this year. Survivors include two sons, Linden, of the state of Colorado, and Paul, of San Diego, California; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Rethford, Marshfield; three brothers, Roy, of Ozark, Tommy, of Orange, California, and Charlie, of Marshfield; two sisters, Maxine Taylor and Lillian Stonecipher, both of Springfield; and three grandchildren, Christine and Paul Lawson, Jr., of San Diego, and William Rethford, Miami, Florida.

 

Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 8 May 1975 p11

[Note: Son of Hasque “Jack” & Clara (Stott) Lawson; married 13 May 1944 Fern Hursh]

SPARTA - Lenny C. Lawson, 52, a lifelong resident of Sparta, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several months’ illness. A farmer and milk hauler, he was employed as a county road grade for seven years. Mr. Lawson attended the Assembly of God Church here. Surviving are his wife, Fern; a son, Michael Lee of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Daniels and Mrs. Bonnie Sue DeWitt and a sister, Mrs. Edith Newberry, all of Sparta; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 15 May 1975 p11

SPARTA - Lenny C. Lawson, 52, a lifelong resident of Sparta, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several months’ illness. A farmer and milk hauler, he was employed as a county road grade for seven years. Mr. Lawson attended the Assembly of God Church here. Surviving are his wife, Fern; a son, Michael Lee of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Daniels and Mrs. Bonnie Sue DeWitt and a sister, Mrs. Edith Newberry, all of Sparta; and two grandchildren. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Bea Phillips officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

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Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 15 May 1975 p11

We deeply appreciate every act of kindness and death of our loved one. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for the food and beautiful flowers. Also a special thank you to Harris Funeral Home, the singers and the Rev. Phillips for his comforting words and to every church which offered us prayers, sent food and flowers. May God richly bless you all.  Mrs. Fern Lawson.  Mike Lawson. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Daniels and Melinda. Mr. and Mrs. Benny DeWitt and John. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Newberry.

 

Lawson, Leo O. 6 Dec 1920 - 24 Feb 2009 SN-L 26 Feb 2009

[Note: Son of Glynn & Hazel (Stone) Lawson; married 8 Aug 1954 Etta Lou Gothard]

Leo O. Lawson went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2009, in Manor Care Health Facility. Leo, the only child of Glynn and Hazel (Stone) Lawson, was born October 12, 1930, in Fordland, Missouri. He moved to Boone, Iowa in 1937, and moved back to Springfield, Missouri in 1950. He worked for Young Oil Company in 1955. He served in Korea from 1955 to 1957, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1983. He worked in construction building houses in 1964, and was employed by Springfield Public Schools, retiring in 1992. He was married to Etta Lou Gothard on August 8, 1954. He was a member of Gate of the Temple Lodge #422, and a member of Boulevard Baptist Church, serving as usher and deacon for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and nephew Chuck Cain. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Etta Lou Gothard Lawson; two nieces, Sue Cain and Linda Scranton and husband, Glen; two great-nephews, Greg Cain and wife, Christy, Willard, and Rick Du Flot and wife, Tammy, Republic; two great-nieces, Candi Seek and husband, Gene, Strafford, and Michelle Homesley and husband, Tim; three great-great-nieces; five great-great-nephews; one great-great-great-niece; and a host of friends. Lee will be missed by his family and friends who knew him. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2009, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations to Debt Retirement, Boulevard Baptist Church, 1030 S. Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65809.

 

Lawson, Mary (Gilley) 6 Oct 1859 - 5 May 1935 CCR 9 May 1935 p6

[Note: Daughter of Sam & ? (?) Gilley; married James B. Lawson 1 Jun 1849 - 13 Oct 1924; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Mary Gilley Lawson was born Oct. 6, 1859 and departed this life, May 5 at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 29 days. At an early age in life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church of Smyrna. She is survived by six grandchildren, Mrs. Callie Warren of Kansas City; Mrs. Zetta Willis of Rogersville, Mrs. Jessie Atwood of Ozark, Miss Ruth Caves of St. Louis, Woodrow Caves of Ozark and Everett Caves of Kansas City. She is also survived by five step-children, Amos, Berdine, Alex and Null Lawson and Mrs. Eliza Campbell, of near Sparta and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Ross Carter officiating at the Linden Chapel with burial in the Linden cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Lawson, Mary E. “Mollie” (Burchett) 1873 - 3 Aug 1937 CCR 5 Aug 1937 p2

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Nancy (Anderson) Burchett; married Amos Lawson 29 Apr 1872 - 12 Aug 1940]

Funeral services for Mary E. Lawson, aged 63 years, were held Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock at the Smyrna Baptist church with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was made in the Linden cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by the husband, Amos Lawson, of Ozark, and one son, Emmett, of Springfield. Mrs. Lawson had been in poor health and mental condition for several years. Her death occurred on Monday of this week when she ended her life by placing the muzzle of a gun about the center of the abdomen and touching off the trigger with a stick. The tragedy happened at the Lawson home northwest of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Null B. 20 Mar 1882 - 6 Aug 1942 CCR 13 Aug 1942 p1

[Note: Son of James & Linnie (Moore) Lawson; married Alta J. Potter 15 Feb 1891 - 17 Aug 1950]

Funeral services for Null B. Lawson, 60, well known farmer of the McCracken neighborhood, who died Aug. 6, at Mt. Vernon Sanatorium, were held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Linden Chapel, conducted by Rev. James O. Michael, pastor of Central Christian church, Springfield, and Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark. Interment was in Linden cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. Lawson was born in Scott county, Va., and came to Christian county in early childhood, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was married to Alta Potter on July 11, 1914. Survivors include the widow, two brothers, B.D. and Elle Lawson, both of Sparta, two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Campbell of Sparta and Mrs. Zettie Willis of Rogersville and a host of friends.

 

Lawson, Rachel S. (White) 16 Apr 1884 - 21 Feb 1967 CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Thomas H. & Elizabeth A. (Hammons) White; married Edgar W. Lawson  23 Dec 1878 - 30 May 1960]

Mrs. Rachel S. Lawson, 82, a lifelong resident of Highlandville, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A member of Highlandville Baptist church, she is survived by three sons, Wade, Springfield, Glenn of the home and the Rev. Robert Lawson, Union; a daughter, Mrs. Enid Murphy, Wichita, Kan; a brother, Ellis White, Springfield; eight grandchildren and one great, great grandchild (Sic). Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev.. Tommy Bilyeu , assisted by the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Lawson, Robert Kenneth 1880 - 23 Aug 1951 CCR 30 Aug 1951

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson; married 13 Jan 1901 Laura Maples]

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 26 at his home in Edmond, OK, north of Oklahoma City, for R. K. Lawson, 70, who died the previous Thursday following a long illness. Born and reared south of Ozark, son of James H. and Sarah Lawson, early Christian county residents, Mr. Lawson left here for Oklahoma 25 years ago. He and his sons operated a machine shop in Edmond. Survivors in addition to his wife and eight children include a brother E. W. Lawson, of Highlandville who with three of his sons, went to Edmond for the funeral services.

 

Lawson, Roy 1925 - Jan 2011 SN-L 15 Jan 2011

Roy Lawson, 85, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lawson, Roy D. 28 Sep 1925 - 13 Jan 2011 CCH-N 26 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Robe & Lucy Luetta (  ) Lawson]

Roy D. Lawson, 85, Ozark, died Jan. 13, 2011, in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Fordland the son of Robe and Lucy Luetta Lawson. He is survived by his son Roy Lawson Jr. and wife Linda of Sparta and other caring relatives.  Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Jan. 19, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Ferry officiating. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Cremation services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lawson, Sarah Elizabeth (James) 22 Aug 1839 - 17 Feb 1923 CCR 2 Mar 1923

[Note: Daughter of John & Nancy C. (Right) James; married 12 Jan 1858 Washington Co AR James Harvey Lawson 8 Apr 1839 - 8 Nov 1906]

Kenneth Lawson was called to Norman, Okla. last week on account of the death of his mother, Grandma Lawson. Mr. Lawson’s family, except himself and one son, were all sick with the “flu” at the time of his mother’s death.

 

Lawson, Thomas Bradley 2 Apr 1875 - 4 Sep 1949 CCR 8 Sep 1949

[Note: Son of Samuel & Sarah (Farrier) Lawson]

Funeral services for Thomas Bradley Lawson, 73, were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6, at the Highlandville church with Rev. Roscoe C. Hardin and Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was made under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home at the Highlandville Cemetery. Survivors are one sister of Marionville, Mo., and one brother, James C. Lawson, of Fresno, Calif.

 

Laxton, Sidney Ellis 27 Aug 1897 - 16 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Son of H. B. & Margarette (Lyman) Laxton]

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Norris, Elsy 29 Jul 1902 - 14 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Daughter of John & Ethel (Laxton) Norris]

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Norris, Orville 4 Dec 1904 - 14 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Son of John & Ethel (Laxton) Norris]

Mentor is still on the map; everything running in oil; two stores doing good business; the mill making chops out of wheat; churches and school running nicely. the protracted meeting at Center Point will last till next Wednesday night. Several have died and been buried in Christ and raised to walk a new life. Some people would pluck out their eyes and give them to O. L. Harlin, but with all the joy, comes sorrow. Sunday morning, September 13, Mrs. Margaret Laxton and family ate some mushrooms for breakfast and that evening all were taken ill, six of them, to-wit: Mrs. Laxton, her son Sidney, her daughter, Ethel Norris and three children. Monday, two of the children died, and Wednesday, Sidney died. They had got hold of a poison variety of mushroom

 

Laymon, James A. 1917 - 9 Oct 2006 SN-L 10 Oct 2006

[Note: married Marsena]

Mr. James A. Laymon, 87, Billings, passed away Monday, October 9, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Republic. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Marsena; a son, Donnie Laymon, Crane; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the Hurley Church of God with Rev. Herbert Ward officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery south of Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurley Church of God. Family and friends may place a condolence message at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Layne, John A. 8 Aug 1934 - 5 Sep 1998  CCH-N 9 Sep 1998

[Note: Son of Guy & Bessie (  ) Layne; married 20 Jun 1953 Wilda Stewart]

John A. Layne, 64 of Rogersville passed away at 5 p.m. Saturday after a long illness.  John was born, August 8, 1934 in Rogersville, to Guy and Bessie Layne. He was a life long resident of Rogersville. John was a member of the United Methodist Church, The Henderson Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. He was self-employed as a electrician for the past 30 years. John was united in marriage to Wilda Stewart on June 20, 1953, and preceded in death by his parents and one sister Beulah Gray.  He is survived by his wife Wilda, 3 sons and their wives, Mike and Keturah, Steve and Kelly of Springfield, Mark and Deanna of Tulsa OK., 5 grandchildren, Joshua, Justan, Jarred, Jacob, and Whitney Layne, 3 brothers Lloyd and Kenneth, both of Springfield, and Gerald of Dallas, Texas, 1 sister Lucille Hillen of Springfield, along with a host of nieces and nephews, and many close friends.  John enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Visitation was at 7 pm to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Preston Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Funeral services was held at 10 Wednesday with burial in the White Oak Cemetery Rogersville.

 

Layton, Blaine 5 Jun 1883 - 6 Dec 1919 CCR 2 Jan 1920 p1

[Note: Son of James 7 Mary Ellen (Gray) Layton; married Mary; no MO DC found]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who were so kind and willing to help us in the death and burial of our husband, son and brother, Blaine Layton.  Mrs. Mary Layton  Mr. and Mrs. James Layton  Mr. and Mrs. Shed Huston  Leo Layton  John Layton  Lenzy Layton  Eva Layton  Pauline Layton   Charley Layton

 

Layton, Etta Georgie (Hall) 6 Oct 1905 - 28 Jan 1943 CCR 28 Jan 1943 p8

[Note: Daughter of James Solomon & Tilda Caroline (Osburn) Hall; married 2 Nov 1921 CCM Ira C. Layton 13 Feb 1902 - 27 Mar 1980]

Etta Hall Layton, 40, died Monday, Jan. 18, at her home south of Sparta. She was born and lived her childhood days at Arkansas City, Kans. She was married Nov. 2, 1921, to Ira C. Layton and to this union four children were born, Floyd of Springfield, Mary Ellen, Arthur and Lula Mae of the home. She united with the Church of Christ early in life. Besides her family she is survived by three sisters, three brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Sparta Funeral Chapel by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Boston cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home.

 

Layton, Frank F. 16 Jul 1899 - 12 Dec 1956   CCR 20 Dec 1956 p1

[Note:Son of John & Bama (Sorten) Layton;  married Gladys Keithley]

Funeral services for Frank F. Layton, 57, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12 were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Ridge Church with Rev. Blansit officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was converted at the Oak Ridge Church on April 12, 1942. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Layton, one son, John Layton and one granddaughter, both of the home; one brother, Lee Layton of Stark City, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Oliver and Mrs. Edna McInturff,  both of Neosho and Mrs. Lola Garrison of Wichita, Kan.

Layton, Hazel Pauline (Gailey)  31 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 2000 SN-L 2 Aug 2000
[Note: Daughter of James William & Hester Melvina “Eva” (Roberts) Gailey; married James A. “Toots” Layton 20 Aug 1907 - 18 Aug 1993]
Hazel Pauline (Gailey) Layton, 81, Springfield, Mo., passed away July 31, 2000. A longtime resident of Springfield, she was born July 31, 1919 to James and Eva Gailey and grew up in Sparta. She  married the love of her life James A. “Toot’s Layton April 30, 1937. They celebrated 56 years together before James preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughter, Lois Foster and husband Clint, Springfield, and Lois Dreiling and husband Denis, Willard; four grandchildren, Clint Allen Foster, Jim Foster, Kerry Burough and Wayne Foster, all of Springfield; five great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends who will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2000in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug 3 in the funeral home.

Layton, Ira C. 13 Feb 1902 - 27 Mar 1980  SN-L 30 Mar 1980 p2B
[Note: married Etta Georgia Hall 6 Oct 1905 - 28 Jan 1943]
Services for Ira C. Layton, 78, Grand Acres Nursing Home, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Battlefield South with Dr. Herbert Hillme officiating. Burial will be in Boston Cemetery in Oldfield. Mr. Layton died Thursday night in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A lifelong Springfield area resident, he was retired from the Frisco Railway. Survivors include two sons, Floyd, Leavenworth, Kan. And Art, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Archer, Prineville, Ore. and Mrs. Lou Huth, Quincy, Ill.; a brother, James, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Layton, James A. “Toots” 20 Aug 1907 - 18 Aug 1993  SN-L 20 Aug 1993
[Note: Son of Robert D. & Nellie (Osborn) Layton; married 30 Apr 1937 Hazel Pauline Gailey 31 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 2000]
James A. Layton, 84, Springfield, known since childhood as “Toots” was born Aug. 20, 1907. He died at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday in his home. He was born in Sparta, the son of Robert D. Layton and Nellie Osburn Layton. He married Hazel Pauline Gailey, Sparta, on April 30, 1937. The couple moved to Springfield in 1942 and James went to work at Frisco Railroad where he was employed until his retirement in 1973. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Hazel Pauline; two daughters, Lois Foster and husband Clint; and Leola Dreiling and husband Denis, all of Springfield; four grandchildren, Clint Allen Foster, Kerry Ann Burrough and husband Russell, James Brian Foster and Wayne Lee Foster and wife Carmen, all of Springfield; two great grandchildren, Bryant Ray Burrough and Brook Lyn Burrough; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 a.m. today in the funeral home. James, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Papa, will be missed by those who loved him.

 

Layton, James "Jim" 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923 CCR 13 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: married 1886 Mary Ellen Gray - 22 Oct 1923]

James Layton (col.), a resident of Ozark since shortly after the civil war, died at his home west of the depot at 1:00 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1923, aged about 72 years. The body was prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin, undertaker and funeral services held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Baptist church with burial in the city cemetery. Uncle Jim was born a slave in Arkansas about 1850, and was owned by a family named Layton who remained loyal to the Union cause and who made their way out of Arkansas into Missouri during the war. Deceased leaves the widow who is in very poor health, four sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at the funeral except one son.

 

Layton, John F. 2 Jan 1932 - 15 Apr 2008 SN-L 17 Apr 2008

[Note: Son of Frank F. & Gladys (Keithley) Layton; married 13 Jan 1956 Geraldine Lewis]

John F. Layton, 76, of Walnut Shade, passed away Tuesday morning. Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2008 at 1 p.m., the service will follow at 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Layton, John F. 2 Jan 1932 - 15 Apr 2008 AdamsFH & CCH-N 23 Apr 2008

John F. Layton, age 76, of Walnut Shade, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Cox South, Springfield. He was born January 2, 1932, in Reeds Spring, the son of Frank Layton and Gladys (Keithley) Layton. He graduated from Spokane High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force. On January 13, 1956 he and Geraldine Lewis were united in marriage. John was an equipment operator and supervisor for Springfield City Utilities for 25 years. John attended the Riverdale Baptist Church when he was able. He was a member of the Galena Masonic Lodge #515. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his wife Geraldine, three children and their spouses Karen & Marty Mills, Nixa; John Douglas and Robin, Kirbyville; Karla and Alex Jimenez, San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren: Sherman Mills, Kristy Richart, Char Kynn Artym, Danielle Jiminez and Harley Menter; one great-grandchild Logan Richart; four special cousins: Wendell Oliver, Shirley Robertson, Helen White and Dean Layton and a host of neighbors and friends.

Layton, John M.  4 Apr 1819 - 16 Jul 1891 Taney Co Times 3 Sep 1891 & WHVHSQ Summer 1982
[Note: Son of John & Susanna (Foster) Layton; married 16 Sep 1841 Mary Ellen Almond]
John M. Layton born 4th April 1819 in Spotsylvania Co VA was a son of John Layton (and Susanna Foster). He was familiarly known as “Uncle Jack Layton, the waggoner.” In 1843m he came to Greene Co. MO settling near Ebenezer, but in 1845 removed to Taney Co where he remained until the war broke out. He established a saw mill 12 miles south of Forsyth, first run by horse power and then by steam. He joined the Federal forces in 1961 and moved his family to Springfield in 1862. He died 16th of July 1891 at his home near Sparta.
[Notes: Usually his brother (Dr.) A. S. Layton is the one credited for establishing the saw mill. He later lived in Yellville, AR. John is buried in Abundance Cemetery. John and Mary Ellen Almon were married 16 September 1841 in Orange Co VA. They had 12 children: Lucinua, James, Mary Jane, William Foster, Elizabeth S., Albert Gallintine, Susan Jane, Thomas Benton, Robert Dudley, Sophia Grant, John Sherman and Ada Adelia. The family Bible was published in Ozar’Kin Vol XVI #3 Fall 1994 Page 120 (by Betty Ammerman)]

Layton, Joseph Lawrence 13 Jul 1947 - 12 Dec 2007 SN-L 16 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of James Alvin & Harriet (Bodell) Layton; married 1966 Rosemary]

Joseph Lawrence Layton, age 60, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in his home. He was born July 13, 1947, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of James Alvin and Harriet (Bodell) Layton. Mr. Layton was a member of James River Assembly and enjoyed praise and worship music. He loved his family and was committed to all of them. He also enjoyed traveling. Mr. Layton retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2005. Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Rosemary; five children and their spouses: Lance and Shauna Layton, Salt Lake City, Utah, and their two daughters, Sophia and Christa; Troy and Ariel Layton, Seattle, Washington, and their son, Zephyr; Joanna and Michael Sheriff, Omaha, Nebraska, and their three children, Viktorianne, Joshua, and Ryeland; David Layton, Seattle, Washington; and Monica Layton, Omaha, Nebraska, and her daughter, Leah. He was also survived by seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dennis and Kay Layton, Patty and Kent Sederwall, Mark Layton, Tony and Sue Layton, and Chris Layton, all of Decatur, Illinois, Phillip Layton, Champagne, Illinois, and Teresa and Alan Kahler, Marion, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Ann Riley. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in James River Assembly, Clark Chapel, with Pastor Darryl Mead officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Layton, Joseph Lawrence    13 Jul 1947 - 12 Dec 2007    CCH-N 19 Dec 2007
[Note: Son of James Alvin & Harriet (Bodell) Layton; married 1966 Rosemary]
Joseph Lawrence Layton, 60, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 12, 2007 in his home. He was born July 13, 1947 in Decatur, Ill., the son of James Alvin and Harriet (Bodell) Layton. Layton was a member of James River Assembly and enjoyed praise and worship music. He loved his family and was committed to all of them. He also enjoyed traveling. Layton retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2005. Survivors include his wife of forty-one years, Rosemary; five children and their spouses: Lance and Shauna Layton, Salt Lake City, Utah, and their two daughters, Sophia and Christa; Troy and Ariel Layton, Seattle, Wash. And their son Zephyr; Joanna and Michael Sheriff, Omaha, Neb., and their three children, Viktorianne, Joshua and Ryeland; David Layton, Seattle, Wash. And Monica Layton, Omaha, Neb. And her daughter, Leah. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dennis and Kay Layton, Patty and Kent Sederwall, Mark Layton, Tony and Sue Layton, and Chris Layton, all of Decatur, Ill., Phillip Layton, Champagne, Ill., and Teresa and Alan Kahler, Marion, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Ann Riley. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Dec. 18, in James River Assembly, Clark Chapel with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Visitation was Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Layton, Linzie 1898 -  4 Jan 1926 CCR 8 Jan 1926 p1

[Note: Son of James & Mary Ellen (Gray) Layton]

Linzie Layton (col.) aged about 29 years, died at the Community hospital in Springfield about noon, Monday, January 4, 1926, immediately following an operation for goiter. The remains were brought to Ozark by the Ozark Undertaking Co. hearse and prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Deceased leaves three brothers, Charley, John and Leon, and two sisters, Eva and Pauline, and many friends among the white people of Ozark.

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Layton, Linzie 1898 -  4 Jan 1926 CCR 15 Jan 1926 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the white friends of Ozark for their kindness and financial aid to our dear friend, Lenzie Layton and for the beautiful floral offering and also to the band master for the music that was rendered by the Boy Scout band. -- Colored Friends of Ozark

 

Layton, Lucy Jane (Plank) 1902 - 30 Mar 1968  CCR 4 Apr 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of John  R. & Alice L. (Cupp) Plank; married Les A Layton]

Mrs. Lucy Jane Layton, 65, of Springfield, died at 5:28 p.m. Saturday in Burge-Protestant Hospital following a lingering illness. A longtime resident of Springfield, Mrs. Layton was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Les A.; four brothers, George Plank, Ontario, Calif., the Rev. Fred Plank, Tulsa, Emmet Plank, Rayville, La. and Ralph Plank, Ozark; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Skaggs, Clever, Mrs. Blanche Forgey, Ozark, Miss Naomi Plank, Kansas City, Mrs. Flossie Higgins, Kansas City, and Mrs. Belle Mabry, state of California. Services will be under direction of Ralph Thieme. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Monday in Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Stewart H. Robinson officiating, Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

Layton, James "Jim" 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923 CCR 13 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: married 1886 Mary Ellen Gray - 22 Oct 1923]

James Layton (col.), a resident of Ozark since shortly after the civil war, died at his home west of the depot at 1:00 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1923, aged about 72 years. The body was prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin, undertaker and funeral services held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Baptist church with burial in the city cemetery. Uncle Jim was born a slave in Arkansas about 1850, and was owned by a family named Layton who remained loyal to the Union cause and who made their way out of Arkansas into Missouri during the war. Deceased leaves the widow who is in very poor health, four sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at the funeral except one son.

 

Layton, Mary Ellen (Gray) 1849 -  22 Oct 1923 CCR 26 Oct 1923 p8

[Note: married 1886 James “Jim” Layton 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923]

Mrs. Ellen Layton (colored), widow of the late Jim Layton, died at the home of her son in Kansas City, Kansas, Monday, October 22, 1923, aged about 64 years. The body was shipped to Ozark for burial and arrived her Wednesday morning and conveyed to the home by T. B. Chaffin. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander with burial in the Ozark city cemetery beside her husband.

 

Layton, Penelope “Nellie” (Osborn) 1867 - 19 Apr 1951 CCR 26 Apr 1951

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Gerome & Mary Ann (Stubbs) Osborn; married 14 Feb 1892 Robert D. Layton 6 Jul 1860 - 1 Jan 1937]

Mrs. Nellie Layton, 84, died Thursday, April 19, at her home in Springfield. Mrs. Layton is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ada Smith of Rogersville; three sons, Ira of Springfield, James of the home, and Tom of Slater; three brothers, John Osborn of Springfield and William and Atlas Osborn of Sparta; two sisters. Mrs. Artilla Snook and Miss Nettie Osborn both of Sparta. Funeral services were held Friday with burial in Martin cemetery.

 

Layton Randa D. 27 Sep 1896 - Apr 1987 OH 16 Apr 1987 pC10

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to those who helped us at the death of our dad, Randa D. Layton. Especially to our many friends at Hagale Industries, and Ozark Flower Shop.  The Hazel Cobb family and Bill Layton.

 

Layton, Wade Sherman 14 Jul 1903 - 15 May 1969   CCR 22 May 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Frederick N. & Ellie “Bird” (Walker) Layton; married Pearl Lewis 16 Mar 1906 - 12 Nov 1990]

Wade Layton, 65, of Sparta, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital Thursday afternoon May 15, of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mrs. Pearl Layton said her husband had been in ill health since 1951, and that he was despondent over his illness. The Laytons had operated the Sparta Drug store for many years. Mr. Layton had been a resident of Sparta since 1949, and was a former resident of Oklahoma and Arkansas, Mrs. Layton had operated the store prior to their marriage. A member of the First Baptist Church in Sparta, Mr. Layton is survived, in addition to his wife, by a son, John, Fayetteville, Ark.; and a second son, S-Sgt Ralph  Layton, with the U. S. Army in Vietnam; a brother, Porter Layton Fayetteville, Ark.; a half-brother, Waldo Aleshire, Jacksonville, N. C.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Lazier, Reva (Holliday) 13 Mar 1928 - 14 Aug 2010 Wichita Eagle (OK) 15 Aug 2010

[Note: Daughter of Arman & Gladys ( ) Holliday]

            Lazier, Reva (Holladay), 82, Born in South Dakota, loving mother and grandmother, died Saturday, August 14, 2010. While a role model in many areas, Reva will be best remembered for the special love she had for her grandchildren, Jason Lazier, Raymond Lazier, Christopher Lafferty, Kelly Tuck, Angela Reyes, Derrick Lazier and Heather Reyes. She was preceded in death by father, Arman Holliday; mother, Gladys Brooks and stepmother, Clara Holliday; brothers, Raymond, Vernon and Pat Lazier. Survivors: son, Greg Lazier (Debbie) of Forsyth, MO; daughters, Tina Reyes (David) of Wichita, Toni Dillman (Buddy) of Rockaway Beach MO, Angela Walker of Derby, KS; 11 great-grandchildren. Services are pending with Adams Funeral Home, 504 W Walnut, P.O. Box 515, Ozark, MO. 65721. Reva will be laid to rest at Spokane Cemetery in Christian County Missouri . A Special Thank you to the staff at Harry Hynes Via Christi Unit. 


Lea, Dortha Luann (Shortt) 5 Jan 1957 - 13 Apr 2006 SN-L 15 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of Everett & Artie Ester (Pruett) Shortt; married John Randall Lea]

Dortha Luann (Shortt) Lea, age 49, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, in her Douglas County home. She was born January 5, 1957, in Springfield, the daughter of Everett and Artie Ester (Pruett) Shortt. Luann attended primary and secondary schools in Ava. She completed St. John's School of Nursing and subsequently worked in area hospitals, her primary areas were neonatology and emergency medicine. At the time of her death, she was near completion of her English Degree at Drury University. Her next goal was to teach English in a rural Ozark setting. Luann was an honor student at Drury, an avid reader, collector of books, an amateur painter, photographer, and lover of all living things, with a special love for cats. Memberships include: Daughters of the American Revolution, Carl Neiman Chapter, Ava, Missouri, and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Survivors include: her husband, John Randall Lea, of the home; three stepchildren, Elaine C. Lea, Columbia, Claire E. Lea, Columbia, and Paul C. Lea, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Wanda Lavon Hutchinson and husband, Larry; a niece, Tammy Gunter and husband, Darryl, and children, Lindsey and Johnathan Mitchell; a brother, Hillis Lee Shortt and wife, Dianne; a nephew, Ralph Hutchinson and wife, Melissa, and children Deanne, Nathan and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Pat Nelson. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Corolla, Dr. Thomas Briggs, Dr. Robert Scott, and Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah for their compassion and concern during her illness. Also to Community Hospice of Southwest Missouri for sending Tracy and Mandi to us in our time of need, and to Dr. Max Decker Ph.D., who guided and encouraged her studies. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Eastern Gate Baptist Church in Ava. Burial will follow in Harvil Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lea, Dortha Luann (Shortt) 5 Jan 1957 - 13 Apr 2006 CCH-N 26 Apr 2006

[Note: married John Randall “Randy” Lea]

            Dortha Luann (Shortt) Lea died April 13, 2006 in her Douglas County home.

 

Lea, Lorene M. (Miller) 6 Dec 1908 - 24 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of U.L. & Etta (Klepper) Miller; married 25 Jul 1933 Harry Lea 5 Nov 1904  - Oct 1965]

Lorene M. Lea, 79, of Rogersville, died March 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lea, a homemaker, were held Monday in Harmony Baptist Church. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mrs. Lea was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Ozark to U.L. and Etta Klepper Miller. She was married to Harry Lea July 25, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1965. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Fred Lea, Springfield; two daughters, Gertrude Reed, Rogersville, and Pat Bilyeu, Monett; two brothers, Sherman Miller, Springfield, and Bob Miller, Rogersville; a sister, Hazel Bonner, Marshfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Lea, Ora M. (Williams) 14 Mar 1897 - Jun 1976 OH 17 Jun 1976 p7

[Note: married George G. Lea]

FORDLAND - Services for Mrs. Lea M. Lea, 79 of Fordland was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ at Fordland with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mrs. Lea died today at 1 a.m. at her home after a long illness. She was a long-time resident of Fordland and a member of the Church of Christ here. Survivors include her husband, George G.; a brother, Lige Williams of Nixa; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Burger of Denver, Colo.

 

Lea, Ruby F. ( ) 26 Jan 1913 - 26 Aug 1981 OH 3 Sep 1981 pB8

[Note: married Louis Lea]

Services for Ruby F. Lea, 68, Rogersville, were Sunday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. David Cavin officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mrs. Lea died Aug. 26 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. She was a charter member of the High Street Baptist Church and a 20-year employee of Savage-Juliette Jewelry Store. Survivors include her husband, Louie; three stepsons, Cloye, Rogersville, Jim., Springfield, and Ronnie, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Craig and Mrs. Nellie Knight, both of Springfield; 13 step grandchildren and 18 step great grandchildren.

 

Leach, Burl F. 2 May 1920 – 21 Oct 1997  CCH-N 29 Oct 1997

[Note: Son of Franklin Melvin & Cora (Gouge) Leach; married 5 Dec 1939 Dorothy Florene Whitely]

Burl F. Leach. 77, of Nixa, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in his home. He was born May 2, 1920, in Gentry, Ark. and was the son of Franklin Melvin and Cora (Gouge) Leach. On Dec. 5, 1939, he married Dorothy Florene Whitely. Mr. Leach was a carpenter and a real estate broker. Before retirement he was manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Salina, Kan. Mr. Leach was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Survivors include: His wife, Florene; two sons, James Melvin Leach and his wife, Connie, Sierra Vista, Az., and Jerry Leach and his wife, Donna, Springfield; five grandchildren, Jan Leach, Todd Leach, Ami Bremer and her husband, Joe, Renee Springer and her husband, Scott, and Jim Leach; and two great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and a brother, Lawrence Leach. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.

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