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Raymond Clifford Craig was born Jan. 19, 1933, to Harry Franklin and Lettie Grace Craig and died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at his home in Paris, Texas.

Mrs. Coneta “Connie” Elaine Arnold, 88, of Halfway passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar.  

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Ernestine Stewart Kinsey of Wilmington, North Carolina, formerly of Bolivar, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Bradley Creek Assisted Living. 

Mrs. Mary “Evelyn” Cossins, age 78, of Bolivar passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility Bolivar. She was born May 28, 1942, in Hill City, Kansas to Sherman T. and Edith Syphert. 

Juanita Mae Fleeman Wallen was born July 24, 1933, in Cliquot, the youngest of six children born to Henry Harrison and Ella Mae Yost Fleeman.

John David Derossett passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Polk County to Floyd and Effie Derossett, the last of eight children. 

Helen Josephine Herbert Gillham slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Parkville, where she resided with her daughter Vickie and family. She was 86 years young and endured a six-year battle with lung cancer and COPD with grace and dignity, never complaining…

Mildred Tatom of Bolivar died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the age of 100. 

E. Jean McCarter of Collins, formerly of Salem, was born Thursday, Aug. 13, 1936, at his parent’s home in southern rural Dent County to the union of Elmer and Gladys I. Dunham McCarter, and left this life at his home in Collins on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the age of 84 years.

Roger Curtis Day of Bolivar passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital.

Margie Lee Mitchell, 74, of Fair Play passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, Sept. 12. Margie was born on June 5, 1946, to George and Bessie Ligon in Joplin. 

Carl Richard Cossins, 83, of Morrisville, passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Richard was born in Morrisville on Sept. 8, 1937, to Lester and Manta Cossins. He married the love of his life, Goldie Staton, on Feb. 13, 1964. 

On the evening of Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, Barbara Ann Brunk, 80, passed away peacefully at CMH Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. Barbara was born in Hayti on April 10, 1940, to Fred and Florence Ephlin.

Johnnie Joe Moore, 80, of Bolivar, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at his home.   

Clyde Harry Strouse, 89, of Wheatland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar.   

James Milton Gardner, 75, of Humansville passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Dudley Harve Campbell, 78, of Goodson passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. 

On Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020, Michael Kim Carter, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 63, in his home. 

Vivian Katherine Peterson Turner, formerly of Bolivar, 93, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia. Vivian’s passing was very peaceful with her daughter, Lana, and granddaughter Erin physically at her side. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the h…

Joe Ray Neill passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, after a long battle with kidney disease. Joe was born to Ray and Ruby Holmes Neill on Jan. 10, 1943, in Dunnegan.

SFC Floyd Lee Ames, US Army Retired, died at his home in Humansville on June 25, 2020.  

Lula Ruth Rice, a mother to many and a friend to all, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

Richard W. Solan, age 71, of Hermitage passed away Aug. 24, 2020, at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach.  

Johnnie Lee Bell, 63, went to his eternal resting place on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Marshfield on March 6, 1957. He was the son of Melvin and Reva Bell. 

On Aug. 20, 2019, one year ago, Alan K. Stanley passed from this life in his home at the age of 72 to join his wife in heaven.

Margery Elizabeth Gannaway, 89, of Bolivar passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility.

Dennis R. Spurlock, 52, of Walnut Grove passed on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. 

On Aug. 20, 2019, one year ago, Alan K. Stanley passed from this life in his home at the age of 72 to join his wife in heaven.

Dorothy Mae Trammell Wheeler, 86, passed to unspeakable glory on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility in Bolivar. 

Lester Joseph Mincks, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Springfield after a short illness.

Floyd C. Evans Jr., affectionately known as "Junior," 75, of Elkland passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at his home.

Carliss Orville Townsend passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, after a very brief fight from complications due to COVID-19. He was 70.

Myrtle A. Crippin, 107, of Marceline died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Pershing Memorial Hospital. 

Mary R. Breshears Ethridge, 59, passed away at home with her loving husband on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. She was born on Sept. 17, 1961, in Humansville to Nevin Jack Breshears and Betty Jo Lane Breshears. 

Sue Carol Hagar passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Gower, at the age of 85. 

Vesta Adella Blue passed from this earth into life eternal with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.