Obituaries

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Hamilton

Geraldine “Gerry” Hamilton, 93, of Kansas City, died on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.  She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in McCrory, AR, to Charles L. and Viola (Nail) Chadwick. She is survived by her daughter, Sabina (Harry) Taute; grandchildren – Scott (Missy) Crist, Justin (Regina) Taute, Kyle Taute and Leslie Hatch; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Finnegan

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William B. Moore

William (Bill) Benjamin Moore, age 63, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away Dec. 6, 2017. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Final disposition was cremation under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to High Hopes and left at

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Dorothy Grace Cartwright

Dorothy “Grace” (Blackmore) Cartwright, 88, of rural El Dorado Springs passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel. Burial will follow in Lebeck Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in

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Wanda Lou Rountree

Wanda Rountree, 85, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2017, in Littleton, CO. She was survived by three children, Glen, Jim and Ann, and sister, Beula Tolle.  In addition Wanda had eight grandchildren, Adam, Melissa, Rachel, Sarah, Alex, Erik, Brandy and Krystal, and six great-grandchildren including the youngest, Baby Oliver, whom she got to see before she

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William David “Bill” Hutsell

William David “Bill” Hutsell, 79, was born on Feb. 26, 1938, in Smithville to James George and Eula Lee (Thedford) Hutsell. He passed away on Nov. 29, 2017, in Nevada after a brief illness. Bill was the oldest of six children. He attended school in El Dorado Springs and was always a good student near

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Richard H. (Dick) Drewry

Richard H. (Dick) Drewry, 96, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away on Nov. 2, 2017, near his son’s home in California. His ashes will be placed in Miramar National Cemetery, CA. Condolences may be sent to First Christian Church of El Dorado Springs.

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Ruth E. Roberts

Ruth E. Roberts, 102, Roscoe, was born Sept. 11, 1915, to Lewis A. and Ivy (Hollcomb) Roeder in Cobb. She passed away Nov. 29, in El Dorado Springs. She was raised on a farm with horses and wagons and no electricity. Ruth loved to help her dad in the garden raising most of the family’s

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Jordan Nichole Cantrell

Jordan Nichole Cantrell, 28, of Lamar, passed away on Nov. 24, 2017, in El Dorado Springs. Jordan was born in El Dorado Springs to Charles and Tina Cantrell on July 14, 1989. She went to preschool and kindergarten at El Dorado Springs Christian School. She attended El Dorado Springs Public School from 1st grade until

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Steven Dale Middleton Jr.

Steven Dale Middleton Jr., 26, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 27, 2017 in Walker at his childhood home. His parents are Steven Dale Middleton Sr. and Heather Lynn Brown (Buttorff) and his stepdad. Dallas Lloyd Brown. Steven was born in Albion, IN, on May 1, 1991. Steven was home-schooled until his freshman

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Kenneth Dean Troyer

Kenneth Dean Troyer, 57, passed away on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in his home in Rogers, AR. He was born July 10, 1960. He is survived by his parents, Forrest and Sally Troyer, of El Dorado Springs; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Joe Swopes of Bella Vista, AR; aunts and cousins in various Missouri locations

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