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Thursday 05/26/2016
June Gilmore Conkin
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm

June Gilmore Conkin, 98, Mountain Grove, died May 26, 2016, at Autumn Oaks Caring Center.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Rebecca Jane (Guernsey) Middleton
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 3:44 pm

Rebecca Jane (Guernsey) Middleton, 69, was born August 19, 1946 to Arthur and Ardella (Johnson) Guernsey in Fulton, New York. She passed away May 22, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Springfield, MO.

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Ruby Lavond Simpson
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 3:43 pm

Ruby Lavond Simpson, 76 of Mtn. Grove, MO passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at the funeral chapel.  

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Hazel Geraldine McCartney
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 2:51 pm

Hazel Geraldine McCartney, 80, of Houston, MO passed away May 14, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO. She was born September 1, 1935 in Huggins, MO to Hobert and Dollie (Greenlee) Crewse.

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David L. Simpson
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 2:15 pm

David L. Simpson, son of Wayne and Lavond (Smith) Simpson was born on July 6, 1959 in Springfield, MO and passed from this life on May 10, 2016 at his home near Mountain Grove, MO at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 4 days.

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Monday 05/16/2016
Helen Mackey
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:49 pm

A Celebration Of Life for Helen Mackey will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Mountain Grove.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Janet (Young) Miranda
Posted: May 12, 2016 - 11:28 am

Memorial services for Janet (Young) Miranda, 68, Dallas, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Mtn. Grove. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Shirley Joanne Macomber
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Funeral services for Shirley Macomber were held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Home Church with Rev. Josh Haney officiating. Derek Macomber, Jeff Howard, Tommy Howard, Bobby Stillwell, Bruce Stillwell, Kevin Macomber, and Wyatt Cantrell served as pallbearers. Special Songs were “Thank You For The Valley” and “New Name In Glory,” rendered by Susan Sigman. Burial was in the Penner Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
Don McCarty
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 9:44 am

Funeral services for Don McCarty, 89, Mtn. Grove, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Linda Tarpley
Posted: May 04, 2016 - 1:06 pm

A memorial service for Linda Tarpley will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Vilonia First Assembly of God, Vilonia, AR.

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Anna Belle Baird
Posted: May 04, 2016 - 12:52 pm

Anna Belle Baird, 91, of Mountain Grove, Mo., and formerly of Eldorado, Ill., passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, at Country Living Assisted Living in Mountain Grove. She was born November 14, 1924, in Eldorado, Ill., the daughter of Elder Jacob and Mary Ellen (Doty) Baird.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Freeda L. Meade
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Freeda Lorraine (Lawson) Meade, daughter of the late John William and Allie Jane (Wilhite) Lawson, was born on February 12, 1922 in Rayborn, MO, and departed this life on April 30, 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO at 94 years of age.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Noah Atchison
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:06 pm

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Mack Richards
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Funeral services for Mack Richards will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Pallbearers will be Billy Butcher, Jonathan Moore, James Womack, Wayne Cottengim, Michael Sanders, and Clayton Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Willis Butcher and Norman Christeson. Song Selections will be “Farther Along,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “When The Saints Go Marching In.”

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Friday 04/22/2016
Katrena (Lakey) Altizer
Posted: April 22, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Graveside services for Katrena (lakey) Altizer, 28, Nixa, MO, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Yates Cemetery, Douglas County.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Dennis Smith
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Funeral services for Dennis Smith, 65, Mountain Grove, will be held  on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 2 p.m, at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Denny Cemetery, Ava, MO.

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Fern Melton
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 9:40 am

Funeral services for Fern Melton, 82, Macomb, MO, will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lone Star Cemetery.

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Monday 04/18/2016
Dale E. Vandiver
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 8:59 am

Funeral services for Dale E. Vandiver, 66, Mtn. Grove, will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, south of Mountain Grove.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Emma Mae Cheney
Posted: April 15, 2016 - 11:22 am

Funeral services for Emma Mae Cheney, 65, Mountain Grove, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial in the Lone Star Cemetery.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Lucille Dean
Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Funeral services for Lucille Dean, 89, Mountain Grove, will be held Monday, April 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Chapel. Burial will be in the Lone Star Cemetery.

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Joe Earl Hilt
Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Graveside services for Joe Earl Hilt, 79, Mountain Grove, will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Lone Star Cemetery.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Orleana Walker
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 8:51 am

Funeral services for Orleana Walker were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Edwards and Rev. Russell McDaris officiating. Pallbearers were Mike McCleary, Donavon McCleary, Troy McCleary, Kevin Livingston, Brandon Livingston, and Jeff Walker. Song Selections were “Hallelujah Square” and “Glorious Day”. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Gretta Sue Allen
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 8:39 am

Funeral services for Gretta Sue Allen were held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Kennett, MO.

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Alpheus Lee Boykin
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 8:41 am

Graveside services for Alpheus Lee Boykin were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Cabool Cemetery with Jeff Dennison officiating.  Pallbearers were Dick Wilson, Carl   Elliott, Ed Short, Glen Williams, Don Hutsell, Danny Cannon and Larry Mace.  Interment was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
James "Jack" Stigall
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:53 am

Funeral services for Jack Stigall will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Stigall officiating. Pallbearers will be Derrick Hutsell, Jeff Stigall, Jace Hutsell, Dakota Stigall, Gene Burris, and Don Burris. “Amazing Grace” will be rendered by Kelsie Hutsell.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Thelma Nadean Stambaugh
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:58 am

Funeral services for Thelma Nadean Stambaugh will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Ratterree speaking. Burial will be in Stubbs Cemetery, located northeast of Mountain Grove, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Norman Dean Rust
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:51 am

Funeral services for Norman Rust were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating. Pallbearers were John Rust, Logan Rust, Brandon Campbell, Josh Helms, Chris Helms, Cody Helms, Bailey Helms, and Billy Miller, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Eisenhouer, Mark Rust, David Helms, and Dustin Hunter. Song Selections were “Midnight Cry”, “The Book Of John”, and “Far Side Banks Of Jordan”. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Friday 04/08/2016
Carolyn "Susie" Friend
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:49 am

Memorial services for Carolyn Sue Friend were held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Dennis Walton and Ronnie Turner officiating. Song Selections were “I Will Rise”, “When We All Get To Heaven”, “Amazing Grace”.

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Orleana Walker
Posted: April 08, 2016 - 10:57 am

Funeral services for Orleana Walker, 94, Mtn. Grove, will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Kathleen “Kathy” Ann (Hamm) Bloomer
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Kathleen “Kathy” Ann (Hamm) Bloomer, daughter of James and Anna (Brown) Hamm, was born on December 10, 1941, in Kinsley, Kansas, and passed away on April 3, 2016, at her home in Mountain Grove, MO.

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Georgia (Smith) Edwards
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 2:57 pm

Funeral services for Georgia (Smith) Edwards were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove, MO with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating.  Pallbearers were Jerred Yarger, Nathan Yarger, Joseph Edwards, Jessie Kennedy, Jonathon Edwards and Zachery Edwards.  Honorary pallbearers were RJ Emery, David Frazier, Christopher Edwards, Jeremy Edwards and Mark Edwards.  Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Mtn. Grove, MO under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO.  Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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Melodie Lynn Lewis
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Melodie Lynn Lewis, 57, Newell, died April 3, 2016 at her home with loved ones gathered around.

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Kathleen Ann Bloomer
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 2:26 pm

Kathleen Ann Bloomer, 74, Mountain Grove, died April 3 at her residence.

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Dorsey E. Clark
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 2:27 pm

Funeral services for Dorsey E. Clark, 75, Mountain Grove, will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Ronald Wilson Harris
Updated: April 05, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Memorial services for Ronald Harris will be held on June 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Jerry Dwayne Hicks
Updated: April 05, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Funeral services for Jerry Dwayne Hicks were held on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Russell McDaris officiating. Pallbearers were Doug Bradshaw, Steve Bradshaw, Jamie Helums, Bruce Bennett, Rocky Hicks, Gary Hicks, and Randy Deaton. Song Selections were “Go Rest High On That Mountain”, “It Took Your Blood”, and “Never Grow Old”. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Shona (Gaston) Mayfield
Updated: April 05, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Memorial services for Shona Mayfield will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Harvest Projects Revival Center in Mansfield, MO.

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Thursday 03/24/2016
Clyde "Nick" Whaley III
Posted: March 24, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Clyde "Nick" Whaley III, 74, Norwood, died March 21, 2016, at his residence.

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Friday 03/18/2016
Howard Alvin Deaton
Posted: March 18, 2016 - 9:47 am

Howard Alvin Deaton, 88, Mtn. Grove, died March 16, 2016 in Mtn. Grove.

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Irene Durney
Posted: March 16, 2016 - 11:45 am

Funeral services for Irene Durney, 91, Mountain Grove, will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Monday 03/14/2016
Eldon Milton Merrill
Posted: March 14, 2016 - 4:06 pm

Graveside services for Eldon Milton Merrill, 90, Bowling Green, MO, will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Vanzant Cemetery, Vanzant, MO.

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Ray Winfred Cheek
Posted: March 14, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Memorial services for Ray Winfred Cheek, 86, Mtn. Grove, will be held March 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church.

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Tuesday 03/08/2016
Jacob Joye Flower
Posted: March 08, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Funeral services for Jacob Joye Flower were held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Houston First Christian Church with Delbert Gayer officiating. Burial with full Military Honors was at Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Tony Cross, Grant Collins, Blake Collins, Ryan Bowlin, Danny Bandy and Justin Adey. Honorary Pallbearers were Willard Adey, Willie Adey, Paul Foster, Freddie Adey and Mike Adey.

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Eldon Ray Blackteer
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Ray Blacketer, son of the late Hollis and Helen (Durham) Blacketer, was born on July 13, 1943, in Bolivar, MO, and passed away on March 6, 2016, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO. He was 72 years, 8 months, and 6 days of age.

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Monday 03/07/2016
Mary Lee Mitchell
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Funeral services for Mary Mitchell will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Jones officiating.

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Friday 03/04/2016
Omer "Glen" Spencer
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Funeral services for Omer “Glen” Spencer were held on Saturday, March 5, 2015, at First Street Church Of Christ with Minister Keith Cozart and Minister Steve Spencer officiating. Song Selections were “Amazing Grace”, “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”, and “Shall We Gather At The River” led by Phil Driskel. Pallbearers were Steve Spencer, Kerry Spencer, Don Willhite, Jeff Curry, Ronnie Renfrow, and Ronnie Deaton. Honorary Pallbearer was Dale Willhite.

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Tuesday 03/01/2016
Herbert Wayne Wade
Posted: March 01, 2016 - 10:29 am

Funeral services for Herbert Wayne Wade, 85, Springfield, will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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David Joseph Fry
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 3:54 pm

Graveside funeral services for David Joseph Fry were held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Rock Springs Cemetery. Burial was in the Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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Monday 02/29/2016
Bonnie Maxwell
Posted: February 29, 2016 - 8:10 am

Funeral services for Bonnie Maxwell, 99, Mtn. Grove, will be held Thursday, March 1, 2016, at 2 p.m at the Craig-Hurtt Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
Charles "Lynn" Day
Posted: February 25, 2016 - 11:42 am

Funeral services for Charles "Lynn" Day, 65, Hartville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in the Hartville Free Will Baptist Church, north of Hartville. Burial will be in the Coon Creek Cemetery, north of Hartville.

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