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by Staff Report | March 21, 2019 at 5:00 a.m.
Sandra Williams

Lonnie Everett Cook

Oct. 1, 1939

March 7, 2019

Lonnie Everett Cook, 79, of Stella, Mo., died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Stella to Lon and Alta (Gideon) Cook. He graduated in 1957 from Pineville High School. He was baptized in Tiff City. He attended Crowder College and Grove flight School. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and contracted with the city of Anchorage, Alaska, and also worked for a mining company in Alaska. He lived in Alaska for 40 years before moving to Powell, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clarence Cook; a son, Michael Cook; and a daughter, Penny Sue Deason.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond (Nikki), David (Heather) and Patrick Cook, all of Grove, Okla.; a daughter, Michelle Cook of Anchorage; two stepsons, Steven Cook of Lanai, Hawaii, and Kyle Marney of Commerce, Okla.; stepdaughter, Marlene Gann of Ocean Springs, Miss.; numerous grandchildren; and four sisters, Alice Beasley of Palm Harbor, Fla., Freeda O'Neal (Larry) of Bella Vista, Ark., Fern Billings of Hindsville, Ark., and Marie Buttram of Oakwood, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the Union Cemetery east of Anderson with Pastor Marty Patton officiating.

Services are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

Johnny Dell Hines

March 24, 1929

March 12, 2019

Johnny Dell "J.D." Hines, 89, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Ark.

He was born March 24, 1929, in rural Newton County, Mo., to Sam and Ella (Rosenbaum) Hines. He was raised in the Cyclone area of McDonald County and attended Kings Valley and Poplar Hill schools. He served from 1948 to 1952, in the U.S. Army. On July 24, 1952, he married Hilma Mitchell. He was self-employed and owned Hines Brothers Wood Products and later J&J Full Service. He enjoyed sawmilling, cutting wood and fishing. He was a member of the Wheaton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Oren, Ed, Charles and Raymond; two sisters, Dorothy and Mary; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Horton.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Hilma Hines of the home; six daughters, Vivian Sanders (Jerry) of Washburn, Mo., Kay Rose (Howard) of Washburn, Lillian Fairchild (Ed) of Pineville, Mo., Lou Ann Lankford (Ron) of Seneca, Mo.; Madeline Horton (Leon) of Rocky Comfort, and Susan Morton (David) of Neosho, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and three sisters, Lucille Mustain of Anderson, Mo., Eva Mustain of Wyandotte, Okla., and Shirley Cokley of Kansas City.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 2019, in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Tye Zola and Matthew Horton officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in the Union Cemetery.

Memorials are being directed to the Union Cemetery Care Fund c/o the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

Henry Virgil Hottinger

Feb. 20, 1946

March 16, 2019

Henry Virgil Hottinger, 73, of Anderson, Mo., died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his home in Anderson.

He was born Feb. 20, 1946, in Russellville, Ark., to Henry Lester and Reba Novella (Kendrick) Hottinger. At the age of 13, he moved to Anderson and attended Anderson High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and then attended Franklin Technical Institue to become a machinist; he worked for Sperry Rand Vickers in Joplin, Mo. He married Evelyn Jean McGaugh on July 21, 1967, in Noel, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a special friend, Mary Lou Liskey; his father-in-law, Robert E. Yocum; his aunt, Mattie Marie (Hottinger) Johnson; and grandmother, Floretta Kendrick, who raised him.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of the home; one son, Thomas D. Hottinger (Carla) of Anderson; one daughter, Terri C.J. (Hottinger) McGuffey (Bill) of Neosho, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

A home-going celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. until service time; the family will receive friends at this time. The family will be at the home on 59 Yocum Drive in Anderson.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

John Wayne Huegel

May 1, 1970

Feb. 27, 2019

John Wayne Huegel, 48, of Noel, Mo., died suddenly from a truck accident in Valen, Miss.

He was born May 1, 1970, in Muskogee, Okla., to Opal Alene Cargile. He grew up in McDonald County and lived there most of his life. He was an over-the-road truck driver for the past five years. He enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews on float trips and fun outings.

He was preceded in death by a special friend, Rebecca Williams; sister, Mary McDougal; brother, James Huegel; niece, Jessalynn Teague; and nephew, Stephen McDougal.

Survivors include a son, Benjamin Cluck (Lindey) of Manford, Okla.; and granddaughter, Lexy Grace.

A memorial gathering will be held 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Anderson Town Hole.

Burial will follow at a later date in the McDougal Cemetery.

Services are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

Steve Clive Keene

Nov. 13, 1960

March 18, 2019

Steven Clive Keene, 58, died Monday, March 18, 2019, from complications of liver cancer.

He was born in Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 13, 1960, to Monte James and Hazel Pearline (Schell) Keene. He was a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Eddie Keene.

Survivors include his children, Kori Oyler of Gravette, Ark., Kodi Keene (Crystal) of Anderson, Mo., Danielle Kimbro (Brett) of Piedmont, Okla., and Tyler Keene of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; brother, James Keene Jr. of Texas; sisters, Linda Barrett of Arkansas, Shyrline Keene of Idaho, Stephanie Grider of Oklahoma.

A memorial gathering and dinner will be held from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the New Mac Building in Anderson.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

Kay E. Link

March 28, 1958

March 14, 2019

Kay E. Link, 65, of Diamond, Mo., died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home.

She was born March 28, 1953, in Granby, Mo., to Alva and Edna Faye (Greib) Morgan. She was a lifelong resident of the area and previously employed with Pillsbury/General Mills. She was a member of the Zion Word Church in Anderson, Mo. On Oct. 25, 2008, she was united in marriage to Barry Link in Neosho, Mo. She enjoyed painting, the outdoors, camping and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Bob Morgan.

Survivors include her husband, Barry Link of Diamond; two sons, Rusty McDermott (Jennifer) of Granby, and Shane McDermott (Lisa) of Diamond; two daughters, Alecia Rickett (Jack) of Anderson and Holly Brown (Fred) of Panama City, Fla.; four brothers, Wayne Morgan of Diamond, Carl Morgan of Diamond, Raymond Morgan of Kansas City, and Mike Morgan of Joplin; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin, with burial following in the Union Cemetery in Anderson.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of St. Louis entrusted to the mortuary.

James Brophy Marshall

March 24, 1925

March 11, 2019

James Brophy Marshall, 93, of Pineville, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2019, at the McDonald County Living Center in Anderson, Mo.

He was born March 24, 1925, in Martin City, Mo. He married Doris Evans on Nov. 30, 1973, in Lawrence, Kan. Together they owned and operated the Hole In The Wall Restaurant in Lawrence for several years. They moved to Pineville in 1990, and he worked as a security guard for Taylor Homes in Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lottie Mason; two brothers, Wesley Scribner and Roy Scribner; sons, George Parks and Danny Else; daughters, Sheryl Parks and Carol Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Marshall; five sons, Harry Stone of Colorado Springs, Colo., Don Parks of Anderson, James Marshall Jr. of Bolivar, Mo., Bob Else of Edison, Tenn., Dennis Else of Waco, Texas; three daughters, Cherie Marshall of Lawrence, Dodie Ortega of Eudora, Kan., and Kaye Exler of Eureka, Mo.; and 27 grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

Carol Jean Pope

May 9, 1944

March 15, 2019

Carol Jean "Susie" Pope, 74, of Anderson, Mo., died Friday, March 15, 2019, in the comfort of her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 9, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to Kenyeth and Helen Louise (Baker) Houtchens. She was raised in Amarillo, Texas, and was a 1962 graduate of Amarillo High School. She resided various places throughout her life before moving to Anderson in 2008. On Dec. 23, 2000, she married Bob Pope. She enjoyed reading and traveling and was a member of the Patterson Heights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Kevin Preciado and William "Bill" McWain; and a grandson, Kaleb Cain.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Bob Pope; daughter, Holly Roberson (Keith) of Bridgeport, Texas; four grandchildren; brother, Terry Houtchens (Lori) of Amarillo; and sister, Judi Matthews (Michael) of Amarillo.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Patterson Heights Baptist Church with Brother Fred Mills officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a pet rescue of your choice in her name.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

Jimmy Joe Walters

Oct. 10, 1976

March 14, 2019

Jimmy Joe Walters, 42, of Anderson, Mo., died March 14, 2019, at his home with family by his side.

He was born Oct. 10, 1976, in Gravette, Ark., to Jim Howard Walters and Cindy Jo (Humphrey) Wentz. He worked as an autobody mechanic and was a member of the Cove Mission of Hope in Lanagan, Mo.

Survivors include his daughter, Jasmine Walters of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Cindy Wentz (Tom) of Goodman, Mo.; his father, Jim Walters of Anderson; a sister, Amie Munoz (Martin) of Anderson; a brother, Jeremey Walters of Jay, Okla.; and grandparents, Garland and Joyce Walters, Gloria and Gerald Gibson, and Mo and Helen Humphrey.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson with Pastor Bob Cartwright officiating. Burial to follow at a later date.

Services were by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

George Larry Wilkinson

Dec. 25, 1944

March 14, 2019

George Larry Wilkinson, 74, of Anderson, Mo., died Friday, March 14, 2019, in Seneca, Mo.

He was born Dec. 25, 1944, in Platteville, Colo., to George and Inez Mae Parkinson Wilkinson. He was a telephone lineman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Jimmie Wilkinson; and one sister, Mayme Mae Wilkinson.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Wilkinson of the home; daughter, Christy Martin (Clay) of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Howard Wilkinson, Jack Wilkinson and Rex Wilkinson all of Greenfield, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

Private family graveside services will be in the Greenfield Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Ark.

Sandra Eve Williams

Dec. 24, 1955

March 11, 2019

Sandra Eve Williams, 63, of Granby, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2019, in the comfort of her home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1955, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Homer and Dolores (McNair) Davis. She was raised in Powell, Mo., and graduated from McDonald County High School in 1974. She attended Crowder College and worked at La-Z-Boy in Neosho for 15 years, Medical Lodge and Crowder Industries. On Feb. 5, 1994, she married Jim Williams. She enjoyed music and was a drummer and bass guitarist. She attended Zion Word Church in Anderson, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a stepdaughter, Buffie Burns.

Survivors include her husband, Jim of the home; two children, Jeremie Bridges (Amber) of Neosho, Mo., and Heather Talley of Centerton, Ark.; stepdaughter, Brandie Enslow (Ken) of Granby; nine grandchildren; and brother, Randy Davis (Treby) of Anderson.

Funeral services were held graveside Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Tracy Cemetery in Anderson with Randy Davis and Jeremie Bridges officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being directed to Hope Kitchen c/o the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were by Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

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