Funeral Notices

George Brown, Jr.

George Washington Brown, Jr., 88, of Stover, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Golden Age Living Center in Stover. He was born April 17, 1929 in Morgan County, a son of George Washington Brown, Sr. and Alpha Francis (Lingle) Brown. He was a member of West Union Baptist Church in Versailles. He worked with his

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Kevin Bates

Kevin Bates, 61, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home. He was born July 3, 1955 in Versailles to Sterling Andrew and Jean Braden Bates. He married Donna Snyder Aug. 12, 1989 in Stover. She survives at the home. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for environmental services. He was a

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Lester I. Thornton

Lester I. Thornton, 92, of Nevada, Mo. died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Joplin in Joplin, following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1924 in Ocie, to Ruic Harve and Smitha Jane “Jennie” (Braly) Thornton. He married Carolyn J. Gray June 4, 1946 at the Gray family home in Ellis. She

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Rhonda Mae Vaughn

Rhonda Mae Vaughn, 53, of Tipton, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the University Hospital in Columbia. She was born June 30, 1963 in Versailles. She married Frank Vaughn Aug. 21, 1989 in Chandler, Ariz. She worked for P.S.S.I. as a site manager. She was a graduate of Eldon High School in Eldon and attended

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Gayla Jean Lamb

Gayla Jean Lamb, 78, of Laurie, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Harrisonville, a daughter of the late Donald and Lavona (Miller) Stonestreet. She married Vearl Lamb May 1, 1964, in Kansas City. He survives of the home. She was a

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Freddy Eugene Smith

Freddy Eugene Smith, 84, of Fortuna, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Tipton Oak Manor in Tipton. He was born March 18, 1933, in Ottumwa, Iowa, a son of the late Fred and Mary (Boyer) Smith. He enlisted in the United States Army and resigned after three years. Following his resignation, he enlisted in

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