Obituaries

Lela Faye Thaxton

Lela Faye Thaxton, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Services for Lela Thaxton will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Benjamin Pruitt officiating. Burial to follow in Mound Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m.  Friday,

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Laverna Beckman

Mrs. Laverna Beckman, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, AZ. Memorials to the POPS Museum would be appreciated.

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Elizabeth Mary Stonebraker

Elizabeth Mary Stonebraker, 91, passed away in Nevada on Thursday, Feb. 11. Services are3 pending at Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

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Verna Inez Tipper

Verna Inez Tipper, 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Nevada. Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

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James Emmett “Jim” Hutchison

James Emmett “Jim” Hutchison, 76, of El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2021, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. He was born in rural Vernon County on July 5, 1944, the second of four children of Charles (Buck) and Katherine Hutchison, Schell City. He graduated from Schell City High School Class of

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Everett H. (Bud) Reeves, Jr

Everett H. (Bud) Reeves, Jr. 67, was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Nevada, to Everett H. (Lucky) Reeves and Althea P. Biggs Reeves. He left this world on Feb. 6, 2021 in Kansas City, KS, following a short illness. Bud graduated from Grandview High School in 1971 and joined the Missouri National Guard Military Police

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Malcolm Sanford “Coach” Murphy

Malcolm Sanford Murphy, 89, affectionately known as “Coach,” went to be with the Lord on Jan 17, 2021. He was born in Vernon, FL, Dec. 1, 1931, to Royal Sanford Murphy and Grace Barton Murphy-Sellars. Upon moving to Millville, FL, Mrs. Gladys Chapman became his beloved coach and mentor, inspiring his passion for athletics that

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Dennis Jerome Smith

Dennis Jerome Smith, 64, El Dorado Springs, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5,  at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Disposition will be by inurnment under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Mary Ellen Moore

Mary Ellen Moore, 86, Stockton, passed away Jan. 28, 2021, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility. She fought a long hard fight at the care facility. Even though she was quarantined to her room a lot of her time in the Healthcare facility due to Covid—19 guidelines, she always tried to make everyone laugh. She will

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Alvin Leroy Murrell

Alvin Leroy Murrell, 90, born Sept. 16, 1930, to Warren Mitchell Murrell and Verla Gregory Murrell. He worked on a farm until he went into the army in 1952, and served in Germany until 1954. After that he was transferred to the Army Reserve. He married Shirley Hess in 1954. Two sons were born to

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