Little, Doris Mae (Davis) 16 Mar 1920 - 24 Oct 2007 SN-L 25 Oct 2007
[Note: Daughter of George Henry & Verda Arana (Little) Davis; married 17 Nov 1938 Dee Delmar Little 6 Sep 1915 - 31 Oct 1978]
Doris Mae Little, 87, Republic, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. She was born March 16, 1920, in Clever, Missouri, the daughter of George Henry and Verda Arana (Little) Davis. Doris was united in marriage to Dee Little in September 1938. A life long resident of Clever, Doris enjoyed traveling, was an avid sports fan, and was an active member of the Clever United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee, on October 31, 1978; her parents; and four sisters, Maxine Davis, Dolores Hale, Henrietta Phillips, and Verda Lea Little. She is survived by a son and his wife, Mike and Vicky Little, Sparta; a granddaughter and her husband, Amanda and Forest Ernst, Clever; three great-grandchildren, Forest, Jr., Madalyn and Jude Ernst; a special friend, Richard Lemons; many nephews and nieces; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2007, in the Clever United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Ann Morris officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. this evening in the Clever funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Clever United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.
Little, Dorothy M. (Thompson) 23 Feb 1902 - 8 Mar 1987
Note: this is from her Funeral Card and not an obituary as such.
DOROTHY M. LITTLE Feb. 23, 1902 - March 8, 1987. SERVICES HELD Clever United Methodist Church March 11, 1987 at 2:99 P.M.
OFFICIATING Rev. Terry Henke, Rev. Wesley J. Arington ESCORTS Mike King, Wayne Bader, Alan Little, Gary Jordan, Jack Little, Kent Hedgpeth, Jack Rasmussen MUSIC Rosemary Bane, Joe Nelson, David Weldey FINAL RESTING PLACE Wise Hill Cemetery MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES, Clever, Mo..
Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.
Little, Doyle L. "Dean" 22 Jul 1933 - 9 Feb 1994 NN-E 16 Feb 1994
[Note: Son of Milton Aaron & Eliza (Pitts) Little; married 18 Oct 1958 Kathryn "Katie" Johnson ]
Doyle L. "Dean" Little, 60, Ozark, died on Feb. 9, 1994. Dean was born July 22, 1933, in Lowry, Ark., the son of Milton Aaron and Eliza Pitts Little. He was united in marriage to Kathryn "Katie" Johnson on Oct. 18, 1958, in Ozark. Dean accepted Christ as his savior on Oct. 22, 1972. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Nixa, a U.S. Navy veteran and a 36-year employee of Sweetheart Cup, retiring as a pressman. Being active in his church and family was very important to Dean. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ollie and William Little, one sister, Rosie Mae Little. He is survived by his wife Katie; one son, David, Spokane; a daughter, Renee and her husband, John Schwyhart, Lampe; four grandchildren, Holly, Joshua, Sarah and Emilee; six brothers and their spouses, Dock and Imogene Little, Ozark, Millard and Theda Little, Highlandville, Homer and Betty Little, Springfield, Arthur and Connie Little, Sparta, Marvin and Evelyn Little, Blue Springs, Tommy and Helen Little, Ponce De Leon; six sisters and their spouses, Estie and Roy Dougan, Galena, Mabel and Orville Keysser, Highlandville, Alice Jane Blanchard, Ozark, Lucille and Bill Dennis, Bradleyville, Myrtle and Jack Loveland, Sparta, Florence and Loyd Dean Rantz, Spokane; and a host of relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Jim Cooper and Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial followed in the Selmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.
Little, Edith Julina Mae (Eutsler) 2 Feb 1894 - 6 Mar 1965 CCR 10 Feb 1966 p1
[Note: Daughter of John & Julia (Pritchard) Eutsler; married Francis M. Little 30 Jan 1894 - 16 Nov 1975]
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Julina Mae Little, 72, Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Bible Church in Nixa with the Rev. James Kimball officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of Ayre-Goodwin. Mrs. Little died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital where she had been a patient a day. Surviving are her husband, Francis; five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Blevins and Mrs. Lowell Blevins, both of Nixa; Mrs. Lelsey Fox, Tribune, Kan.. Mrs. Floyd Boroth, Tacoma, and Mrs. Loretta Rogers, Ozark. Also surviving are three sons, Loren and Carl, both of Tacoma and Kerby, Lansing, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Daniels, state of California; six brothers, Luther Eutsler, Grandy, Jackie, Galena, Henry, Greenfield, Walter, William L. and Josh Harris Eutsler, all of California state; 34 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Little, Eldon A. “Pat” 20 Feb 1905 - 24 Nov 1975 OH 4 Dec 1975 p8
[Note: Son of William Bsrlow & Theodosia Lillian “Dosia“ (Manes) Little; married Geneva W. Pope 28 May 1908 - 13 Sep 1997]
CLEVER - Services for Eldon A. “Pat” Little, 70, a lifelong resident of Clever were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clever Methodist church with the Rev. Larkin Haden officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery near Clever under the direction of Meadors of Clever. Mr. Little died at 4:20 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, following a long illness, He was a retired farmer and businessman and was a member of Clever Methodist church. Survivors include his wife, Geneva; a son, Gary “Pat”, address unavailable; three brothers, Roy of the state of California and Arlie and Dee, both of Clever; four sister, Mrs. Ona Riley, Republic and Mrs. Tina Swadley, Mrs. Velma Meadors and Mrs. Alta Ghan, all of Clever and a grandson.
Little, Eliza Ann (Pitts) 31 Mar 1898 - 26 Feb 1981 OH 5 Mar 1981 p12
[Note: Daughter of Albert & Melvina ( ) Pitts; married Milton Aaron Little 13 Feb 1890 - 28 Feb 1969]
Services for Eliza Ann Little, 82, Ozark were held Saturday at the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. George Bishop and Gary Ankrom officiating, Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery near Spokane. Mrs. Little died Feb. 26 at St. Johns Regional Health Center, after a short illness. Mrs. Little attended the Assembly of God and was a longtime resident of Stone and Christian counties. Survivors are eight sons, Ollie, Reeds Spring, Dock, Ozark, Millard, Highlandville, and Homer, Arthur and Marvin, all of Springfield, Doyle, Ozark, Tommy, Ponce de Leon; six daughters, Mrs. Estie Dougan, Galena, Mrs. Mable Keysser, Highlandville, Mrs. Alice Blanchard, Milford, Mich., Mrs. Lucille Dennis, Bradleyville, Mrs. Myrtle Loveland, Sparta, Mrs. Florence Rantz, Spokane, two brothers, Mart Pitts, Stroud, Okla., A. B. Pitts, Blue Eye, 50 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
Little, Eliza Ann (Pitts) 31 Mar 1898 - 26 Feb 1981 OH 12 Mar 1981 pB9
Card of Thanks
The families of Eliza Ann Little would like to thank everyone for the flowers, cards, food, prayers and every kindness shown us during her stay at the hospital and at her death. The love and prayers of friends and neighbors helped all of us make it through a trying time. Thank you all so very much. May God bless every one of you.
Little, Emma (Mallonee) 1 Feb 1887 - 23 Oct 1965 CCR 28 Oct 1965 p1
[Note; Daughter of Thomas W. & Nancy E. (Morrison) Mallonee; married Alfred Monroe Little 1 Jul 1878 - 17 May 1963]
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Little, longtime resident of Springfield and Ozark, who died early Saturday in Dallas. were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Jewell E. Windle Chapel, Springfield. Dr. Z. Glen Jones officiated, and burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery near Republic. Mrs. Little moved to Dallas two years ago following the death of her husband, Alfred. Mrs. Little was a member of the Grace Methodist Church and the Burge Protestant Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Reba Jane Bounous, Wichita, Mrs. Fern Denton and Mrs. Peggy Simpson, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Shack Frazier, Clever; and five grandchildren.
Little, Emma Francis (Williams) 1892 - 17 Nov 1966 CCR 24 Nov 1966 p1
[Note: Daughter of David Vance & Martha Jane (Luce) Williams; married 4 Apr 1909 Emery M. Little 4 Dec 1887 - May 1974; sister of Lula Alice (Williams) Little 20 Sep 1893 - 28 Jun 1978]
Mrs. Emma Francis Little74, Clever, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Burge-Protestant Hospital where she had been a patient since September. She is survived by her husband, Emra; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Cox, Clever, Mrs. Lucille Watson, Springfield; two sons, Kenneth, Florissant, Gerald, Clever; one sister, Mrs. Alice Little, Clever; one brother, Ollie Williams, Ferguson; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Little, Enoch Sherman 10 Dec 1865 - 28 Jun 1929 CCR 4 Jul 1929
[Note: Son of William & Luisey Jane (Cobb) Little; married 7 Nov 1892 Rosetta Luce 2 Oct 1876 - 2 Oct 1946 m/2 Rhodes]
Enoch Sherman Little was born in Georgia December 10th, 1865 and departed this life June 28th, 1929, aged 63 years, 6 months and 18 days, In early manhood, he came to southwest Missouri and has spent the reminder of his life in the vicinity of Clever. On November 7th, 1892, he was married to Miss Rosetta Luce. To this union were born 5 children, all of whom with his wife survive him, At age 45, he joined the M. E. church at clever and remained a faithful member until death,. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Mr. Little was a good citizen, a progressive farmer and active in all common interests of the community. His departure will be heavily felt by his friends and neighbors as by the civic and religious activities of the community. For the last several years, his health had failed, but he bore his sufferings uncomplainingly and fought desperately to regain his health. Though life was dear and his suffering great, he cheerfully consigned his fate into the hands of God and bore his sufferings with a trust that God does all things well. With the consciousness of a well-spent life and a trust in his Savior, he went to his reward. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Baker of Clever; two sons, Holbert of Clever and Rolla of Monett; four grandchildren, three brothers, Fate of Clever, Will of Crane and Roe of Springfield, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Woods of Joplin, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Life’s labor done as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies While Heaven and earth combine to say How blest the righteous when he dies. Burial was made in Wise Hill cemetery Sunday at 2:30 under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Little, Ernest “Bob” 28 Feb 1916 - 25 Sep 2010 SN-L 28 Sep 2010
[Note: married Gwen]
Ernest "Bob" Little went home to be with The LORD Saturday, September 25th, at the age of 94. He was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Bob served his country as a member of the R.C.O.C., during WWII. He returned home with his bride to enroll as a student in the Ontario College of Art. In 1951 he began his career as a commercial artist in N.Y.C., and raised his family to love life and honor GOD. He is survived by his wife, Gwen; Robert and Kim Little, of Nixa; Dr. Kevin Little, of Greensboro, N.C., three grandsons, Christopher, Timothy and William; as well as many nephews, and nieces and their families. A memorial service will be held Sat., Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., in All Saints Anglican Church, 2756 Blackman Rd., Springfield. The family suggests memorial donations be made to All Saints Anglican Church.
Little, Francis Earl 25 Aug 1910 - 22 Jan 1994 NN-E 26 Jan 1994
[Note: Son of Joseph & Anna (Dean) Little]
Francis Earl Little, 83, Ozark, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1910, in Wingate, N.C., the son of Joseph and Anna Dean Little. He was a long-time resident of California and was employed as a union painter. As a young man he traveled in the south, singing and playing guitar for radio stations. He was an avid deep sea fisherman and enjoyed bird watching and making bird habitats. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Richard Hancock, Ozark; a brother, Bill Little, Borger, Texas; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Samuel Hancock. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No services are planned.
Little, Francis M. “Mirt” 30 Jan 1894 - 16 Nov 1975 OH 20 Nov 1975 p6
[Note: married Edith Julina Mae (Eutsler) 2 Feb 1894 - 6 Mar 1965]
NIXA - a lifelong resident of Christian and Stone counties, Francis M. “Mirt” Little, 81, Nixa, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a 2-year illness. Mr. Little was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are three sons, William and Carl, both of Tacoma, Wash. and Kirby , Clearwater Beach,. Flo.; five daughters, Mrs. Fern Beroth, Tacoma Wash., Mrs. Elvie Blevins and Mrs. May Barber, both of Nixa, Mrs. Loretta Newberry, Galena and Mrs. Grace Fox, Leotl, Kan.; four brothers, Louis of Sacramento, Calif. and Dude, Walter and Jim, all of Reeds Spring; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Nichols, Reeds Spring, Mrs. Lucy Pitts, Bristow, Okla, and Mrs. Cora Fore, Greeley, Colo.; 33 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Eisenhower Church with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial will was in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of Ayre-Goodwin of Springfield.
Little, Frank W. 7 May 1938 - 31 Dec 1980 OH 8 Jan 1981
[Note: no legible tombstone in Highlandville]
Services for Frank W. Little, 43, Kingman, Ariz., brother of Mrs. Mides Russell, of Nixa, were held Monday in Greenlawn South, Springfield, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Little formerly lived in Springfield. He died in Kingman Dec. 31 after apparently suffering a heart attack.
Little, George David 17 Dec 1876 - 16 Mar 1965 CCR 18 Mar 1965 p1
[Note: Son of George Washington & Mary “Mollie” (Martin) Little; married 6 Jun 1915 Zetta Jones]
George David Little, 88, a retired farmer, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in his home in Clever. Survivors are his wife, Zetta; a son, Thomas W., Clever; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Walker, Clever; a brother, Martin, 311 East Seminole, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mae Kerr, Lebanon; five grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today in Clever Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Jones officiated, and burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Cantrell
Little, George David 17 Dec 1876 - 16 Mar 1965
George David Little, 88, a retired farmer, died Tuesday in his home at Clever. Survivors are his wife, Zetta; a son, Thomas W., Clever; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Walker, Clever; a brother, Martin, 311 East Seminole, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mae Kerr, Lebanon; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held today (Thursday) in Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating. Burial was in Frazier Chapel Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1965, in the margin.
Little, Gerald Lee 14 Sep 1926 - 22 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988
[Note: Son of Marvin & Dorothy M. (Thompson) Little; married Betty]
Gerald Lee Little, 61, of Route 3, Marshfield, died March 22 in his home following a long illness. Graveside services for relatives and close friends were held Friday morning, March 25, in the Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever, with the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Memorial services were held Saturday in the Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield, with Rev. Smith officiating. The services were under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. A farmer, Mr. Little was a member of Schweitzer United Methodist Church, the RCD Council and the Extension Council of Marshfield. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters, Ginger Jordan, Forestville, New York, Jane Rasmussen, Springfield, and Cherry Bader, Strafford; two brothers, Norwood, Billings, and Forrest, Seymour; a sister, Cleio King, Clever; and nine grandchildren.
Little, Homer 13 Nov 1923 - 26 Apr 2004 SN-L 28 Apr 2004
[Note: Son of Milton Aaron & Eliza Ann (Pitts) Little; married Betty]
Homer was born Nov. 13, 1923, near Kimberling City, the son of Milton and Eliza Little, and departed this life on April 26, 2004, at 9:35 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Mike Moroney; son Nelson; brothers Arthur, Marvin, Tommy and Millard; and sisters Mable Keysser, Jane Blanchard, Lucille Dennis, Myrtle Loveland and Florence Rantz. Homer served his country during World War II and later in the Missouri National Guard. He was a retired correctional officer from the U.S. Medical Center. Homer was a member of the East Grand Church of Christ American Legion Post 676, Gate of the Temple Lodge 422, NARFE and FPRA. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with Masonic rites being held at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004, in the funeral home with burial with military honors in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children's Home, Strafford, Mo.
Little, Howard Martin 26 Apr 1908 - 3 Jan 1979 OH 11 Jan 1979 p6
[Note: Son of Louis L. & Nishie E. (King) Little; married 2 Jun 1927 Grace Earline Wade 8 Aug 1908 - 27 Jan 1997]
Services for Howard Little, 70, Clever, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Revs. Frank Gilmore and Larkin Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. Mr. Little died Wednesday when he apparently had a heart attack while helping his son, Jim,, the manager of Springfield’s CMI softball team, feed cattle. He had served as Clever’s mayor, a school board member, a Wise Hill Cemetery board member and a Republican committeeman of the Lincoln township. Survivors include his wife, Grace; the son, Jim, Clever; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Mrs. Gladys Kirby and Mrs. Doris Blackburn, all of Springfield and seven grandchildren.
Little, Howard Martin 26 Apr 1908 - 3 Jan 1979
Services for Howard Little, 70, Clever, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Gilmore and Larkin Haden officiating. Burial will be in the Wise Hill Cemetery. Mr. Little died Wednesday when he apparently had a heart attack while helping his son, Jim, feed cattle. He had served as Clever’s mayor, a school board member, a Wise Hill Cemetery board member and as Republican committeeman of the Lincoln township. Survivors include his wife, Grace; a son, Jim of Clever; a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Kerr of Clever; a brother, Dale of Clever; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Mrs. Gladys Kirby and Mrs. Doris Blackburn, all of Springfield; and seven grandchildren. The family will be in the funeral home from 7-8 tonight. Clipping dated January 4, 1979.
Little, Ila Ruth (Gee) 6 Feb 1940 - 4 May 2003
[Note: Daughter of William & Lucille (Chesney) Gee; married Mike Little]
Ila Ruth Little, 63, Clever, was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2003 at her home, as a result of the tornado that swept through the area. She was born February 6, 1940 in Plainview, Arkansas, the daughter of Willard and Lucille (Chesney) Gee. Mrs. Little attended Central Assembly of God, Springfield. She married Michael Dee Little 13 years ago, and they made their home in the Clever area. She retired from Sweetheart Cup in Springfield. Mrs. Little loved gardening. She was a caring and giving mother and grand- mother. She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Gee. She is survived by her husband, Mike, Clever; a daughter, Gena Davis and her fiancé, Mike Kirkwood, Springfield; her mother, Lucille LaFarlette, Michigan; a grandson, Josh Davis, who was the light of her life; a stepdaughter, Amanda Ernst and husband Forest, Clever; two step-grandchildren, Forest Daniel and Madalyn Ernst; three brothers and their spouses, Billy and Karen McCuan, Carl and Brenda McCuan, and Ken and Pat McCuan, all of Michigan; three sisters, Treva Mizell and Judy Chesney of Michigan, and Iva Krzyston and husband Bob, Alabama; many nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Dennis Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Pope Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 t o8 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in Mrs. Little's name.
Little, Ila Ruth (Gee) 6 Feb 1940 - 4 May 2003 SN-L 4 May 2004
In Memory of Ila Ruth Little February 6, 1940 May 4, 2003 It has now been a year since the tornadoes took you from us to be with God. You touched so many lives with your love and kindness while you were here on earth and you are dearly missed everyday of our lives. Our tears have slowed and the pain has eased, but the memories of your life have grown even stronger. You were the greatest mom, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. We miss your kindness, smiles, and laughter everyday. We will see you again in Heaven and everything that we do here on earth is in memory of you (our Nanny). Love always, Your son-in-law and daughter, Mike and Gena Kirkwood, and your grandson, Josh Davis
Little, James Lafayette 16 Jul 1862 - 17 Oct 1937 CCR 21 Oct 1937 p1
[Note: Son of James William & Jane (Cobb) Little; married 22 Oct 1886 Martha A. Dean 14 Jun 1867 - 5 Nov 1940; DC spells his middle name LaFollette and says wife‘s middle name is Jane]
Judge James L. Little, a member of the county court of Christian county from the western district, died last Saturday night at his home near Clever. Judge Little had been in ill health for several years, but was feeling well enough to attend to the duties of the court at its October meeting. Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday, at 1 o’clock at the Clever Methodist church. Surviving are his widow, Martha Janet; five sons, Emery, Onis, Floyd and Sanford of Clever and James of Pomona, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Verda Davis, Mrs. Logie Erroute, Mrs. Bertha Meachem, and Mrs. Bell Hale of Clever, and Mrs. Lou Davis of Ontario, Calif.; a brother, A.M. Little of Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Laura Moore of Humboldt, Ill. A complete obituary will appear next week.
Little, James William 1890 - Sept 1964
[Note: Son of James Lafayette & Martha A. (Dean) Little]
James William Little, 74, died Sunday night at Claremont, Calif., where he had lived 25 years. He was a native of the Clever community where he lived until 1925. Surviving are three sons, Bryon, Sacramento, Calif., Thays, Upland, Calif., and Bobby Jim, New York City; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Butler, California state; four brothers, Emra, Onis, Floyd and Sanford, all of Clever; five sisters, Mrs. Henry Davis, Mrs. Leonard Meacham and Mrs. L. H. Hale, all of Clever, Mrs. Logie Garoutte, Billings, and Mrs. Walter Davis, Alameda, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in California.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 17 September 1964 in the margin.
Little, Joe Holland 20 Aug 1929 - 1 Dec 2002 SN-L 3 Dec 2002
[Note: Son of Onis & Alma (Washam) Little; married 9 Jul 1950 Dixie Lee Aven 28 Mar 1932 - 12 Feb 2000]
This life's evening sun set for Joe Holland Little, 73, Sunday, December 1, 2002 in Cox South hospital, Springfield, Mo., surrounded by the love and support of his family. The sun rose for Joe on August 20, 1929 in Clever, Mo., the son of Onis and Alma (Washam) Little. He was a graduate of the Clever High School and lived in Clever his entire life. On July 9, 1950, Joe was united in marriage to Dixie Lee Aven, a faithful and caring companion. He was an active member of the Nixa Church of Christ. He was a loving, loyal and giving supporter to his family, church and community. He also enjoyed and treasured many happy friendships. Joe was a dairy farmer but found time to play on a fast pitch softball team in Springfield and surrounding areas for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie, February 12, 2000; his parents; and his sister, Helen Jenkins. Survivors include a son, Rex Little and wife, Cindi; a daughter, Debbie Krasser and husband, Danny; seven grandchildren, Travis Little and wife Rhonda, Ava, Zachary McCafferty, Johnathan Little, and Katie and Tori Krasser, all of Clever, Casey Jones and husband Jeremy, Ava, and San Coay and husband Neil, Kansas City, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Jack Coay, Kansas City, Mo., and Eden and Emily Little, both of Ava; a brother-in-law, John Jenkins, Clever; and a host of other beloved family members and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with James Baysinger officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. The Clever chapel will be open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice. Springfield News-Leader, December 3, 2002.
Little, Kerby Lee 5 Jan 1931 - 19 Aug 2006 SN-L 21 Aug 2006
Kerby Lee Little, age 75, of Pittsburg, Mo., passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in 65 Church, south of Spokane, with burial following in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Little, Laura Ethel (Bell) 7 Feb 1924 - 8 Jan 2010 SN-L 10 Jan 2010
[Note: Daughter of Horace & Estella ( ) Bell; married 13 Jul 1939 Arlie Little]
Mrs. Laura Ethel Little, 85, Clever, passed away early Saturday, January 8, 2010 in the Sonshine Manor, Republic. She was born February 7, 1924 in Republic, Mo. to Horace and Estella Bell. Laura was married to Arlie Little on July 13, 1939 and they made their home in the Clever area. Arlie passed away on December 16, 2005. Laura was a member of the Clever United Methodist Church and loved playing golf with friends. She worked at the Crane Garment Factory 44 years, retiring as a supervisor Others preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Alta and Hazel; and brothers, Ralph, Charlie, and Robert. A sister, Opal Hollis, Republic, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive her. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr. and Pastor Mary Ann Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Pope Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:30 p.m. until service time in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Clever United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.
Little, Lena (Rickman) 6 Apr 1904 - 7 Jan 1990
[Note; Daughter of Luther W. & Bertha M. ( ) Rickman; married William Hobert Little 14 May 1902 - 26 Nov 1974]
CLEVER - Lena Little, 85, Clever, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday in Primrose Place, Springfield. A lifelong resident of the Clever community, she was a member of the Clever United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Genevieve Kenyan, Springfield, and Euphony Jane Cowman, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers Don and Bill Rickman, both of Brandon; eight grandchildren.
Funeral Home: LENA LITTLE , April 6 , 1904 - Jan. 7, 1990. SERVICES HELD: Clever United Methodist Church, January 10, 1990 at 1:00 P.M. OFFFICIATING: Rev. James Lee. ESCORTS: Brad Cowan, Chris Cowan, Rick Little, Greg Little, Dick Little, Randy Little, Charles Little, MUSIC: Nadiene Gold, Joe Nelson. FINAL RESTING PLACE: Wise Hill Cemetery, MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES. Clever, Mo.
Little, Lewis Lafayette 26 Jun 1879 - 24 Mar 1957 CCR 4 Apr 1957 p 1
[Note: Son of George Washington & Mary C. “Mollie” (Martin) Little; married 22 Jul 1901 Nishie Elizabeth King 9 Sep 1884 - 8 Jul 1976]
Funeral services for Lewis Lafayette Little, 78, who died March 29 at his home in Clever were held Friday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clever Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bunting and Rev. Floyd Holt officiating. Burial was in the Wise Hill Cemetery, under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mr. Little has been a resident of the Clever community since the age of nine and was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nishie Little; three sons, Roy Little of Springfield, Howard Little and Dale Little, both of Clever; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson and Mrs. Doris Hicks, both of Springfield, Mrs. Faye Hodges of Clever and Mrs. Gladys Kirby of Philadelphia, Pa; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; four brothers, Taylor and David Little, both of Clever, Johnny Little of Mountain Grove, MO and Martin Little of Springfield, Mo one sister, Mrs. May Kerr of Lebanon, MO
Little, Loer Royal 14 May 1906 - 15 Jul 1985 OH 23 Jul 1985 p11
[Note: Son of Daniel Taylor & Maud (Laney) Little; married 13 Jun 1925 CCM Rayo Pearce 6 Apr 1908 - 5 Jul 1998]
Services for Loer Royal Little, 79, Tucson, Arizona, were held July 20 in CLever Methodist Church with the Rev. Randall DeMasters officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery, The body was cremated. Mr. Little died July 15 in Tucson after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Rayo; a son, Bob, Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Gaylene Jones, Walnut Shade; two brothers, Noel and D. T., both of Kansas City; four sisters, Eva Maples, Alma Wilkins and Ilah Bowles, all of Springfield, and Tressie Sestek, Kansas City; and four grandchildren.
Little, Louise (Ottendorf) 3 Jun 1923 - 11 Apr 1995 CCH-N 19 Apr 1995
[Note: Daughter of Louis & Bessie ( ) Ottendorf; married 8 Jan 1942 Dale Little 30 Jul 1919 - 10 May 1995]
Louise Little, 71, Clever, died at 3:38 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 1995, at St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born June 3, 1923, in Republic, the daughter of Louis and Bessie Ottendorf. She was married to Dale Little on Jan. 8, 1942, in Republic at the First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Clever. She loved her flowers, gardening and being with her family. Survivors include her husband, Dale Little, Clever; three daughters, Linda Schrader and her husband Bob, Sharon Crimson and her husband Bob, Judy Martin and her husband Eddy; a son, Kenny Little and his wife Cathy; seven grandchildren, Ty Schrader, Tiffany Hicks, Melanie Maples and her husband Brad, Angie Wilson and her husband Allen, Lynn Crimson, Michelle Kissinger and Kara Little; three great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Jacob Wilson and Macy Martin; two brothers, Loarn Ottendorf, Republic, and Louis Ottendorf, Jr., Springfield; and a sister, Wanda Forbis, Aurora; nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, April 14, 1995, in Clever United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Bowling and the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.
Little, Loyal Floyd 9 Jun 1894 - 2 Nov 1983 OH 10 Nov 1983 p5
[Note: Son of William Jefferson & Sarah Ann “Sally” (Gilmore) Little; married Nola A. Chastain 11 Feb 1894 - 7 May 1980]
Services for Loyal F. Little, 89, Clever, were held Nov. 4 at Union Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Eli Routh and Ermon Webb officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under the direction of Meadors. Mr. Little died Nov. 2 at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, following a short illness. a retired farmer, Mr. Little was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Leon, Clever; a brother, George C., Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Hetty Wilson and Mrs. Rosa Hawkins, both of Springfield and Mrs. Vesta Deboise, Highlandville; a granddaughter who was reared in the home., Mrs. Sandra Kasinger, Billings; three additional grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Little, Loyal Floyd 9 Jun 1984 - 2 Nov 1983
Note: this is from his Funeral Card and not an obituary as such.
LOYAL FLOYD LITTLE June 9, 1894 -Nov. 2, 1983 SERVICES HELD Union Ridge Baptist Church November 4, 1983 at 1:30 P.M. Officiating Rev. Ermon Webb, Rev. Eli Routh ESCORTS Bill Hawkins, Johnnie DeBoie, Brent Maples, Gerald Chastain, Tim Kasinger, Stanley Chastain HONORARY Dick Chastain, David Chastain, Harold Wilson, Clarence Boyts, Bob Chastain MUSIC Kevin Hawkins, Larry Winfree FINAL RESTING PLACE Wise Hill Cemetery MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.
Little, Lucy P. (Padgett) Grogan 9 Jan 1902 - 24 Oct 1988 OH 3 Nov 1988
[Note: married ? Grogan; married Sgt. Leo J. Little]
Lucy P. (Grogan) Little of Montgomery, Alabama, died at 9:25 p.m. Oct. 24 at a nursing home in Montgomery. Services for Mrs. Little were held Oct. 27 at White Chapel, Montgomery, with the Rev. Charles Stroud officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her husband, Sgt. Leo J. Little, formerly of Clever. Her survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sara Grogan Crumpton and Robert B. Crumpton; a brother and sister-in-law, Mal J. Padgett and Lucille Padgett, Waycross, Georgia; two grandchildren, Robert B. Crumpton, Jr. and Cara Mia Braswell, both of Montgomery; and four great-grandchildren.
Little, Luella (Craig) Sportsman 3 Nov 1921 – 18 Dec 1994 CCH-N 21 Dec 1994
[Note: Daughter of James & Monta Florence ( ) Craig; married Vollie Sportsman; married 23 Jun 1990 Ollie Little 5 Jan 1917 - 29 Jun 1991]
Luella Sportsman Little, 73, Walnut Shade, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 1994, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1921, at Walnut Shade, where she lived throughout her life, the daughter of James and Monta Florence Craig. She was a member of Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vollie Sportsman; her second husband, Ollie Little; her parents; five children, Linual Sportsman, Linda Amon, Sherman Sportsman, Shirley Smithart and Mack Sportsman; two grandchildren, Debbie Clarkson and Rick Sportsman; and a sister, Clara Bolin. Survivors include four daughters, Lelia Clarkson, Liberty, Marty Daughterty, Napa, Calif., lnna Melton, Highlandville and Alice Winkler, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, T.J. Craig, Arnold, Calif.; three sisters, Leonia Setter, Portland, Ore., Marie Tennison, Peoria, Ill. and Oleta Finley, Sacramento, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1994, at Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church, with Pastor Tim Snider officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Little, Martha A. (Dean) 14 Jun 1867 - 5 Nov 1940 CCR 14 Nov 1940 p1
[Note: Prob Daughter of James Robert & Sophronia (Neece) Dean; married 22 Oct 1886 James Lafayette Little 1862 - 17 Oct 1937]
Mrs. Martha Dean Little was born in Georgia June 14, 1867 and departed this life November 5, 1940 at the age of 73 years, four months and 21 days. She came to Christian county, Missouri with her parents in 1884. She was married to James Lafayette Little, October 22, 1886. He preceded her in death on October 17, 1937. Mr. Little purchased the farm on which they lived until death, before they were married and since his death Mrs. Little had lived at the old family home with her daughter, Mrs. Belle Hale. Mrs. Little united with the Methodist church early in life and later moved her membership to the Clever M.E. church, where she held membership at the time of her death. She is survived by ten children, five boys and five girls; Emry, Jim, Onis, Floyd and Sanford all of Clever. Mrs. Logie Garroutte of Republic, Mrs. Verda Davis of Clever, Mrs. Louisa Davis of Ontario, Ca, Mrs. Bertha Meacheam and Mrs. Belle Hale of Clever. She is also survived by four brothers, Perry Dean of Crane, MO, Loner Dean and Sanford Dean of Hurley, MO, and Tom Dean of Oklahoma, 29 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday in the Clever M.E. church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Holland with burial in the Pope chapel under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.
Little, Martin J. 22 Jan 1890 - 11 Jan 1979 OH 18 Jan 1979 p4
[Note: Son of George Washington & Mary C. “Mollie“ (Martin) Little; married 23 Aug 1908 Willie M. Davis 11 Oct 1890 - 7 Feb 1979]
Services for Martin Little, 88, former longtime Clever resident, were held last Saturday at Greenlawn Battlefield South, He died last Thursday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Willie, and six daughters, include Mrs. Filettes Murphy of Clever. He was a retired mail carrier and a member of Clever Methodist Church.
Little, Marvin Joseph 14 Oct 1902 - 12 Oct 1971 CCR 14 Oct 1971 p1
[Note: Son of William Barloe & Theodosia Lillian “Dosia“ (Maness) Little; married Dorothy Thompson 23 Feb 1902 - 8 Mar 1987]
Former Judge Gunshot Victim
Marvin J. Little, 69, Christian County western district judge for eight years, accidentally shot himself to death at his home on Route 1, Billings, at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday. It was reported that Mr. Little was placing a shotgun in his pickup when the gun went off, hitting him in the chest. Little was a retired farmer and was associated with the Soil Conservation Services in Christian County. He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Mrs. Joe King, Route 1, Clever; three sons, Gerald Little of Route 3, Marshfield, Forrest Little of Route 1, Seymour, and Dee little of Clever; four brothers, Ray Little of Denair, Calif., Pat Little, Arlie Little and Dee Little, all of Clever; four sisters, Mrs. Ona Riley of Republic, Tiny Swadley of Springfield, Mrs. Velma Meadows of Clever and Mrs. Alta Ghan of Clever and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday at Clever Methodist church. The Revs. Ray Hodges and Wesley Arrington will officiate. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.
Little, Mary Ann (Thompson) May 1877 - 15 Jun 1960 CCR 23 Jun 1960 p4
[Note: Obit gives maiden name - Thompson Daughter of Joseph Green & Sarah Jane (Lentz) Thompson; tombstone is under married name - Little; married Robert Henry Little 14 Oct 1898]
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Thompson, 83, of Nixa, who died Wednesday, June 15, were held Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Reathel Ewens of the home at Nixa; one brother, Zelma Thompson of Clever; six sisters, Mrs. Nannie Butler and Mrs. Bessie Gardner of Springfield; Mrs. Ora Thompson and Mrs. Mirtie Estes of Clever, Mrs. Lula Pierce of Orange, Calif. Mrs. Dorothy Little of Billings, Mo.
Little, Mary C. "Mollie" (Martin) 5 May 1849 - 23 Jun 1935 CCR 3 Oct 1935 p8
[Note: married 1868 Cherokee County, NC George Washington Little 24 Jul 1844 - 23 Apr 1923; parents unknown on MO DC]
Mollie C. Martin was born in North Carolina May 5, 1849, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Texana Meacheam, Sept. 24, 1935, aged 86 years, 4 months and 19 days. She was married to George W. Little at the age of 19 years. Mr. Little died April 23, 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Little had the blessed privilege of walking life’s pathways together for 55 years. They shared with each other their joys and sorrows, and now they are sharing together the joys of the Glory World. To this union 12 children were born: three having preceded her in death. The nine children who are living were present for the funeral services. They are: Mrs. Catherine Luce, William Taylor, David and Lewis Little and Mrs. Texana Meacheam, all of Clever, Mo., Mrs. Mae Kerr of Lebanon, Mo., John Little of Clever, Mo., and Martin Little of Clever, Mo. A short time after Mr. and Mrs. Little were married they moved to Rogersville, Ark., where they lived for six years, the moved to the state of Texas, where they lived 14 years. They came to Christian county in 1888 and located one mile east of Clever, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Little was converted when a girl and united with the Baptist church, later uniting with the Methodist church and was a member of the Clever M.E. church, having the honor or being a charter member. She has said to her pastor many times that she did not see why she was left here, because there was no more good that she could do. I told her she was a blessing and inspiration to us all. Beside the sons and daughters that must say good bye to Mother, are the sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, 51 grandchildren, seven grandchildren having preceded her in death, 48 great grandchildren have a wonderful heritage left to them by their great grandmother, three great grandchildren have preceded her in death. She has won a place of love in the hearts of a multitude of people. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Clever M.E. church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Holt with burial in the Pope’s Chapel near Clever under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.
Little, Mary C. “Mollie”(Martin) 5 May 1849 - 23 Jun 1935
Mrs. Mollie C. Little, 86, died Monday night in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Meachem of Clever, after suffering a paralytic stroke last Thursday. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Clever Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Floyd Holt officiating. Burial will be in Polk Cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever. Mrs. Little, who had lived in Clever 47 years, coming from Texas, is also survived by two other daughters, Mrs. John Luce and Mrs. Mary Kerr of Lebanon; and six sons, William, Taylor, David, Lewis John and Martin Little, all of near Clever.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Note: She DOES have a stone in Little/Pope Cemetery - whether she is buried there or in a “Polk” Cemetery is unknown.
Little, Maude Rosella (Laney) 23 Oct 1879 - 21 Aug 1952 CCR 28 Aug 1952 p5
[Note: Daughter of Jesse & Mary Ann (Ethridge) Laney; married Daniel Taylor Little 30 Jan 1875 - 20 Apr 1962]
Mrs. Maude Rosella Little was born October 22, 1879 in Christian County, the daughter of Jesse and Mary Ann Laney, and passed away at her home in Clever on August 21, 1952. On October 1, 1899, she was united in marriage to David Taylor Little and to this union were born six sons and four daughters. Three of her sons preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, three sons, Loel Little of Clever, Noel Little of Kansas City and D. T. Little, Jr. of Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Mrs. W. S. Wilkins of Clever, Mrs. Howard Sestak of Kansas City, Mrs. G. R. Ransdell of Buffalo, N. Y. and Mrs. Melvin Maples of Springfield; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers, Mack Laney of Galena, Jerry Laney of Chelsa, Okla. and Harold Laney of Reedley, Calif. and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Clever Methodist Church with Rev. Floyd Holt and Rev. H. C. Green officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever.
Little, Melvina M. (Moore) 25 Oct 1896 - 16 May 1950 CCR 18 May 1950
[Note: Daughter of William Franklin “Frank” & Mary E. (Mason) Moore; married 2 Jul 1915 Robert W. Little 15 May 1883 - 20 Nov 1955]
Mrs. Melvina M. Little, 54, lifelong resident of the Highlandville community, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist hospital after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Little; three sons, Onis, Adrian, and Frankie Wayne Little, all of the home; three daughters, Miss Cleva Little of 827 East Walnut and Miss Vivialn Little of 646 West Walnut, Springfield; and Mrs. Mives Lueallen of the home; a sister, Mrs. Burel Kessinger of Montague, Mo., and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever.
Little, Michael Duane 31 May 1959 - 12 May 2001 CCH-N 30 May 2001
[Note: Son of Kenneth Duane & Jackie (Johnson) Little]
Michael Duane Little, 41, Miller, Mo., formerly of Sparta, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001. Michael was born May 31, 1959 in Sheridan, Wyo. to Kenneth Duane and Jackie (Johnson) Little. He enjoyed bass fishing, boating, skiing in the mountains, hunting and especially loved country music. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walt and Ellen Little, maternal grandmother Lucile Cook; one aunt, Francis McDermott and one uncle, Gene Little. Michael is survived by his daughter, Terran Little and granddaughter, Makiya, Bruner, son Chris Little, Chadwick; mother Jackie Little, Cardwell, Mont.; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Geraldine Little, Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister Ronnie Goracki; three brothers, Skip Little, Defiance, Ohio; Wes Little, Three Forks, Mont.; Ed Little and wife Traci, Morris, Ill.; one stepbrother, Steven Clark, Leoita, Kan.; two stepsisters Darlene and Gina Reschke; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were May 18 in Temple Hill Cemetery, Bruner, with Rev. Hobo Applegate officiating, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.
Little, Milton Aaron 13 Feb 1890 - 28 Feb 1969 CCR 6 Mar 1969 p8
[Note: married Eliza Ann Pitts 31 Mar 1898 - 26 Feb 1981]
Milton A. Little, 79, a longtime resident of Ozark, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, He had suffered from a heart condition for some time. A native of the Kimberling City area, Mr. Little was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Eliza; and eight sons, Ollie, Reeds Spring, Dock, Ozark, Millard, Highlandville, Homer, Springfield, Arthur, Nixa, Marvin, Ludlow, Mass., Doyle, Ozark and Tommy, Ozark. Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Estie Martin, Ozark, Mrs. Mable Keysser, Highlandville, Mrs. Alice Blanchard, Milford, Mich., Mrs. Lucille Dennis, Bradleyville, Mrs. Myrtle Loveland, Willard and Mrs. Florence Rantz, Nixa. Also surviving are five brothers, Walter, Dude and Jim, all of Reeds Spring, F. M., Nixa and Louis, Sacramento,. Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Pitts, Bristow, Okla., Mrs Cora Gore, Loveland, Colo., and Mrs. Rosie Nichols, Reeds Spring; 44 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. V. R. Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery near Spokane.
Little, Nancy Louvenia (Hampton) 7 Feb 1859 - 12 Feb 1937 CCR 18 Feb 1937 p2
[Note: Daughter of Rev. Tillman H. & Rebecca L. (Cobb) Hampton; married Daniel Little 27 Jun 1846 - 31 May 1929]
Nancy L. Little was born in North Carolina on Feb. 7, 1859, and died at her home in Clever on Feb. 12, 1937, aged 78 years and five days. Her husband, Uncle Dan Little, passed away about six years ago. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Turner of Clever and Mrs. Sarah Rhodes of Logan; four brothers, Rev. Wm. Hampton of Marietta, Ga., Joseph Hampton of Springfield, Marshall Hampton of Clever and Turley Hampton of Montrose, Colo. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Clever M.E. Church conducted by Rev. Young, with burial in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.