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Charles Brothers

A memorial service for Charles Brothers will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. It will be at the Yellow House, 209 W. Trish Knight Blvd. in West Plains.

Herman E. Hicks

Herman Earl Hicks, a long-time resident of Willow Springs, quietly passed away Tuesday evening while at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool from natural causes.  Born April 17, 1929, in Richville, Mo., to Sidney and Ruth (Smith) Hicks, he was 86 years old. Herman was self employed most of his life as a logger and timber worker.  It was said he had logged over much of the country here in the Ozarks, and because of that, he was well known throughout the communities and had made numerous friends along the way.  He was described by his family as a good Christian man who actually lived by the Christian principles in which he was taught.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. After the passing of his first wife, Wilma, he later married Lorene Johnson on Dec. 20, 1971, in Vanzant, Mo.  He had many enjoyments in life that included fishing and hunting. He was also considered quite the jokester, and it wasn’t beyond him to pull a prank or two when you weren’t looking; however, he especially loved all his family and being able to spend time with them.  He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Wilma Jane (Collins) Hicks; his brother Bentley and his wife, Opal Hicks; his sister, Joyce and her husband, Leroy Lovan; mother-in-law, Nancy Johnson; and step grandson, Jeremy Nye. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorene Hicks of Willow Springs; his son, Tom E. Hicks and his wife Pauline; his daughters, Carol Weaver and her husband Delford, Debra Nye and her husband Jake, and Brenda Harrison and her husband Russ all of Willow Springs.  He is further survived by his sisters, Eunice Owens and her husband Charles, and Christine McDaniel and her husband Gene all of Willow Springs.  Five grandchildren, Christie Lee, Laurie Strosnider and her husband Roger, Jared Hicks and his wife Angie, Amanda Wheeler and her husband Zach, and Jessica Metty and her husband Lyndel, and thirteen great grandchildren also survive. A funeral service were held for Mr. Hicks on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the Westside Family Life Center with Pastor David Lovan and Danny Hicks officiating. Burial followed at the Vanzant Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Herman’s name to help defray funeral expenses and can be left at Landmark Bank in Willow Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be left at

Jerry Henry ‘Tucker’ Martin

Visitation for Jerry Henry “Tucker” Martin will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, Mo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, Mo., with Bro. Reg Kelly officiating. Pallbearers are Ronnie Reeves, Danny Martin, Tom Faulkner, Rob Faulkner, Charley Faulkner, Richard Murphy, and Ronnie Martin. Interment will be in Montier Cemetery in Montier, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, Mo. Jerry Henry “Tucker” Martin was born May 17, 1939, at Round Springs, Mo., the son of Tom (Tucker) and Danna Pearl (Cooley) Martin. He passed away at his home on Sept. 25, 2015, in Birch Tree, Mo., at the age of 76 years. He was united in marriage to Maryetta Pearl Wade on June 6, 1964, in Eminence, Mo., and to this union three children were born. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers; and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife Maryetta Martin of Birch Tree, Mo.; three children Jerry Douglas Martin and wife Lisa of Birch Tree, Mo., Vergil Eugene Martin and wife Hope of Birch Tree, Mo., and Thomas Martin and wife Marsha of Birch Tree, Mo.; three granddaughters Brittany Smith and husband Jesse, Allison Martin, and Andrea Martin all of Birch Tree, Mo.; one grandson Aaron Martin of Birch Tree, Mo.; three great grandsons, Brendan, Clayton, and Lucas all of Birch Tree, Mo.; two brothers Orville Martin of Washington, Mo., and Larry Martin of Birch Tree, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Jerry worked in the logging industry most of his life. He loved fishing, camping, deer hunting, and spending time on the river. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Online condolences can be sent to

Dollie Murdy

Funeral services for Dollie L. Murdy, 93, East Peoria, Ill., formerly of Houston, Mo., were Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Murdy died at 8:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1922, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Bert Hezekiah Abney and Martha Melvina Lee Abney.  She was married to Dale C. Murdy, who preceded her in death in 1992.  Mrs. Abney was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting and collecting dolls.  She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by two children, Dennis Dwayne Murdy, wife, Kathleen and Keith Carson Murdy; eight grandchildren, Nancy Logsdon, husband, Rickey, Sharry Lovan, husband, Jack, Dwight Murdy, Daisy Smith, husband, Danny, Benjamin Murdy, wife, Angela, Viola Dollie Scruggs, Tammy Rossman, husband, Jack and Johnathan Murdy; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, one son, Edward Dale Murdy, one grandson, Wendell Murdy and all of her siblings, precede her in death. Burial was in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Norman Walter Neagle

Norman Walter Neagle, the son of Walter Glen Neagle and Bertha Pearl (Belew) Neagle, was born in Summersville, Mo., on Sept. 12, 1928. He passed away at his home in Summersville surrounded by his loved ones on Sept. 24, 2015, making his age 87 years and 12 days. Norman was united in marriage to Marjorie Cleta Young, Nov. 28, 1946. To their union they were blessed with two daughters, Diann Green and Carolyn Halverson. He was a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge. He was a faithful member of the Summersville First Christian Church. Norman was talented in many fields and enjoyed many activities throughout the years, including hunting, camping, boating, motorcycling riding, along with many other activities with family. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Pearl, sister Thelma Bunch, sons-in-law James Barnes Jr. and John Squibb. Norman is survived by his wife Marjorie of the home, daughters Diann Green and husband Glenn, Carolyn Halverson and husband Rick, brother John Neagle and wife Connie, sister Nina Barton and husband Tim, four grandchildren Tamara Squibb, James Green, James Barnes III, Jimalea Jones, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, and many friends. Funeral services for Mr. Norman Neagle, were held Saturday, Sept. 26, at First Christian Church in Summersville. Burial was at Summersville Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be made to

Pamala Sue Taber

Pamala Sue Taber, the daughter of Carl Wayne Rogers Sr. and Bonnie Marie House Rogers, was born June 1, 1965, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital and passed away at her home on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, making her age 50 years, 3 months and 19 days. Pamala was blessed with two children, Amanda Grace Mounce and Debbie Lynn Taber. Her favorite pastimes were family gatherings, going to grandchildren’s sporting events, hanging out with her friends at Karr Kare, spending time with her dogs and her yearly girl trips. She is preceded in death by her Father; Carl Wayne Rogers Sr. and Mother; Bonnie Marie Rogers. She is survived by Amanda and husband Kevin and their 3 children, Chase, Emma and Kadin; Debbie Taber; Carl and Evina Jo and their 4 children, Cody, Corey, McKenzie and Baileigh; Patricia and her 3 children, Peggy, Jason and Amber; Great nieces and nephews: Shaylee, Jason, Violet and Maddison. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Mayme ‘Deloris’ (Owens) Wade

Mayme “Deloris” (Owens) Wade was born Sept. 20, 1942, the third child of William L. and Mayme Belle (Holden) Owens, on the family farm near Mountain View, Mo. She departed to go home to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 23, 2015, at the age of 73 years and 3 days, at her home surrounded by her family. She attended elementary school at Chapel Hill Rural School and graduated eighth grade from there in May of 1956. She graduated from Mountain View High School in May of 1960 and went to St. Louis where she worked for four years at Couples Products as a stenographer. In 1964, she married Paul Joseph Wade and to this union four children were born – David, Keith, Kelly and DJ. Deloris stayed home with the children for several years and then went to work at The Bank of Mountain View, eventually known as Landmark Bank, in 1973 and retired in January of 2008. She worked in almost every department at the bank finally working as a customer service manager and working with the Regency Club for seniors. She helped to lead several trips to many different places and organized yearly birthday gatherings and Christmas dinners. She especially enjoyed the friendships and fellowship she shared with her customers and making lifelong friends. Deloris was saved at the age of 26 and was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church where she was also the treasurer for over 25 years. She taught Sunday School, worked with VBS, worked on the committee for raising funds for Relay For Life, helped or organized fund raising dinners and dinners for families who had lost loved ones, and was always ready to lend a hand with anything that was needed.

Deloris served as treasurer for the Chapel Hill Cemetery for over 40 years. It seemed that anytime she joined an organization or club they would ask her to take care of the money for them. She also spent many years working with the Mountain View Alumni Association in many different capacities as the Alumni was very near and dear to her heart. She was a member of a local Bunco group and very rarely missed one of their monthly gatherings. She so enjoyed her Bunco girls. Deloris loved to travel and she and the family took many vacation throughout the years. She had visited every state, except one, and would have liked to have got back East to visit Delaware also. She was an avid amateur photographer and many times before digital pictures, would come back with enough film to fill an entire album. Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mayme Owens, her father and mother-in-law, Art and Lena Wade, three brothers-in-law, Jim Sparks, Chet Wade and Dave Hill, a sister-in-law, Helen Wade and two nieces, DeAnna Wade and Sherry Myers. Deloris is survived by her husband, Paul; children, David and Becky of West Plains, Keith and Debbie of Mountain View, Kelly of Mountain View and DJ and Angela of West Plains; seven grandchildren, DaVay and Corey Rutledge, Darah Wade, Koby Wade, Brittany Wade, Dylan Wade, Ethan Wade, and Brittany Elliott and one great-grandson, Riddick Rutledge. She is also survived by her brother, Edmond and Bonnie Owens of Mountain View, two sisters, Doris Jane Sparks of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Thelma Hill of Warsaw, Mo., a brother-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy Wade of Napavine, Wash., a sister-in-law, Lena and Buddy Vines of Mountain View. She is survived by only one of her uncles, Darrell Holden of Mountain View, Mo., and a host of nieces and nephews. Deloris was always happiest when surrounded by her family and especially enjoyed planning birthday parties, holiday dinners, family barbecues and other family get-togethers. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Mountain View, with Bro. Lawrence Nevils and Bro. Les Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at