Obituaries

Sun
14
Oct

Norman Wayne Nichols

Norman Nichols

Norman Wayne Nichols of Belleview passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Potosi. He was 83.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1934 in Lurton, AR, a son of the late Delbert and Ina Mae Rosamond Nichols.

On June 11, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Barton, who preceded him in death on June 25, 2014.

To this union was born six children, Deborah Eudy and husband Gary of Belleview, Christina Miller and husband Bill of Ironton, Terry Nichols and wife Tracy of Ironton, Phyllis Price of Belleview, Theresa Draper and husband David of Imperial, and Greg Nichols and wife Teresa of Broadway, NC.

Also surviving are three brothers, Herman and wife Verna of DeSoto, Lynn “Ronnie” and wife Angie of Desloge, and Arland and wife Colleen of Belleview; 15 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett “Joe” and Harold Nichols, and a son-in-law, Tom Price.

Tue
09
Oct

William Charles Skaggs

William Charles Skaggs

William Charles Skaggs of Iron Mountain, passed away on  Sept. 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 78.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1939 in Iron Mountain, a son of the late William H. and Melbourne Phegley Skaggs.

On July 25, 1959, he was united in marriage to Linda King, who survives.

To this union was born three children: Bill Skaggs and wife Sharon, Sally Mathes and husband Kent, both of Iron Mountain, and Susan Ladd of Park Hills.

Also surviving are seven sisters: Earlene Morris and Maxine Nichols of Iron Mountain, Nadine Smith,”Carl” of Farmington, Betty Usher “Paul” and Margaret Gibson “John,” both of Bismarck, Melba Enderle of Seymore, and Virginia Light “Rick” of Ellington; eight grandchildren, Shannon, Josh, Shalyn, Tessa, Lynzi, Andrew, Garrett, and Carla; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Wanna Skaggs of Park Hills; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Tue
09
Oct

John Harrison Burney

John Burney

John Harrison Burney was born on Jan. 20, 1913, in Line, AR, to Eli Taylor Burney and Emma Caroline Garrett Burney.

He was the third son of a country doctor in a sawmill town.  After completing high school, he took the state teachers’ exam, and worked as a bus driver for a dollar a day, teaching algebra and geometry for free (since he was going to be at the school anyway).  When that school closed (many public schools closed during the Depression), he opened a contract school ($3 per month per student) for a year.  Then he worked his way through Chillicothe Business School, graduating in 1935.

In 1936, he accepted a job as secretary and bookkeeper at the Baptist Home in Ironton.  On his first day at the Home he met a nurse’s aide to whom he was quite attracted.

On July 23, 1937, he and Gladys Phillips secretly eloped.  Gladys was a powerful, loving, and faithful companion for the next 73 years.

Tue
09
Oct

Lela Ann Reed

Lela Ann Reed

Lela Ann Reed of Leadwood passed away on Sept. 18, 2018 in Desloge. She was 81.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1937 in Pilot Knob, the daughter of Raymond Francis and Anna Belle (Litton) Barnes.

On Sept. 19, 1953, she was united in marriage to Maynard Jones, who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2002.

On Feb. 9, 2008, she was united in marriage to Roy Kenneth Reed, who survives and resides in Leadwood.

Lela is survived by her children, Patricia Forrester and husband, J.R. of Park Hills, Linda Pelikan and husband, Tom of Farmington, Mark Jones and wife, Meredith of Farmington, Laura Hawkins and husband, Dale of Black, Sara Bates of Ironton, Shari Bequette and husband, Tom of Farmington, and Scott Jones and wife, Tina of Middle Brook.

Tue
09
Oct

Thomas Adam Klinsbeck

Thomas Klinsbeck

Thomas Adam Klinsbeck of Farmington passed away  on Sept. 17, 2018. He was 50.

He was born on July 11, 1968 in Ironton, the son of the late Lawrence Andrew Klinsbeck and Elva Joyce (Crocker) Guffey.

Thomas is survived by his son, Andrew “Drew” Adams of Ironton; his mother and stepfather, Elva Joyce and Richard Guffey of Port Charlotte, FL; four brothers, Daniel Alan Klinsbeck (Jessica) of Fredericktown, Lawrence Andrew Klinsbeck,  Jr. (Rita) of Annapolis, Rich Guffey (Carrie), and Joe Guffey (Amanda) both of Indiana; several nephews and nieces, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Andrew Klinsbeck, who resided in Middle Brook.

Tom enjoyed fishing and hunting when he was younger.  He also enjoyed drawing.  He was a kind man and everyday he took care of feeding the birds and the cat at the nursing home.

Tue
09
Oct

Melvin C. 'Buddy' Sutton

Buddy Sutton

Melvin C. Buddy Sutton of Ironton,  passed away on Sept. 21, 2018 in Ironton. He was 87.

He was born on May 9, 1931 in Pilot Knob, a son of the late Edward and Nora Tramall Sutton.

In 1953, he was united in marriage to Ann Fomidge, who preceded him in death in 1997. Surviving are two step-daughters, Gloria and Terrie of Texas; a niece, Patricia Ivester Strange of Ironton; a nephew, Melvin Inman and wife Dee of Ironton; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Buddy attended Bethany Baptist Church and Marble Creek United Baptist Church, and proudly served his Country in the United States Army.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 28 at 2 p.m. from Cole Family Funeral Home with Elder Larry Sutton officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Arcadia Valley Memorial Park.

Tue
09
Oct

Byron Thomas Brown

Byron Thomas Brown

Byron Thomas Brown of Annapolis passed away on Sept. 21, 2018 in St.Louis.  He was 82.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1935, in Annapolis, a son of the late Carl and Clara Lewis Brown.

On June 10, 1967, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Henson, who survives. To this union two children were born; Ryan Brown and wife Melissa of Lyles, TN, and Erin Brown of St. Louis.

Also surviving are a brother, Bill and wife Yvonne Brown of Des Arc; two sisters, Evelyn and husband John Huff of Annapolis, and Judy and husband Larry Huff of Springfield; along with many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Byron in death were his parents, and two brothers, Jim and Carl Brown.

Bryon attended the Free Spirit Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He loved to go fishing and spend time with his family.

Mon
24
Sep

Thelma Delorce Harrison

Thelma Harrison

Thelma Delorce Harrison of Doe Run passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.   She was 82.

She was born March 11, 1936 in St. Louis to the late Harry and Pauline Bond Harrison.

Thelma is survived by two brothers, Richard (Cecilia) Harrison of Arnold, and Ronald Harrison of Key West, FL; two sisters, Doris (Ray) Rushing of Valdosa, GA, and JoAnn (Al) Reyer of Jacksonville, NC; and many other family members and friends.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William (who passed in infancy), James, Leo, and Leon; and three sisters, Lucille Brumitt, Ruby Meyer, and Evelyn Harrison.

A memorial service was held to celebrate Thelma’s life on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. from the Cole Family Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Interment followed the services in the K of P Cemetery in Ironton.

Mon
24
Sep

Glenda Hall

Glenda Hall

Delsie Glenda Jones Hall passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.  She was 90.

She was born on March 15, 1928, in Pilot Knob, a daughter of the late Everett and Goldie Jones.

Glenda married Forrest Hall on March 28, 1958 and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage before he passed away in 2014.

She is survived by her five children, Yvonne (Allen) Bedwell, Tim (Kim) Hall, Lisa Hall, Tina (Bob) Lamb, and Amy (Jason) Langer; six grandchildren, Carmen Noack, Cortney Frosch, Vanessa Nichols, Kyle Hovey, and Aria and Jaden Langer; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and all of her siblings - Ethel Fisher, Raymond, Jehu, and Glen Jones.

Mon
24
Sep

Alva Gene Marler

Alva Gene Marler

Alva Gene Marler of Ironton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.  He was 86.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1931 in Pilot Knob, a son of the late Oscar Elbert and Lola Mae Parton Marler.

On Feb. 2, 1952, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Phegley Marler, who survives. To this union four children were born, James and wife Shirley Marler of Arcadia, Dennis Marler of Fredericktown, Kevin Marler of Ironton, and Kathy Pollock of Parkhills.

Also surviving are one sister, June Mayes of Pilot Knob; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding Gene in rest were his parents; two grandchildren, Mendy and Joseph (JD); one son-in-law, Dan Pollock; his sisters, Helen, Nelda, Patsy; and his brothers, Paul, Kenneth, Dale, Edward and Donald.

Gene, as everyone knew him, graduated from Ironton High School. He served his nation during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy with two tours in Korea.

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