Obituaries

Florence Neal
Graveside services for Florence Louise Neal, 89, West Plains, Missouri, were held Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Neal passed away at 10:08 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, surrounded by family. She was born...
Harold Hawkins
Harold L. Hawkins, 90, currently of Long Beach, CA passed away at College Medical Center in Long Beach, CA on April 16, 2020. He was born on September 21, 1929 in Willow Springs, MO. He was the son of the late Riley Glover Hawkins and Viva Mariam (Murell) Hawkins. In the service, he was known...
Phill Whitsell
Graveside services for Phill Whitsell, 82, West Plains, Missouri were held Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Whitsell passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born October 5, 1937, at Evening...
Gladys Juanita Sorrells
Gladys Juanita Sorrells, formerly of Willow Springs, passed away May 19, 2020, while at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, MO.  She was born February 8, 1921 to Elmer Richard and Hannah Elizabeth (Chaney) Johnson in Willow Springs.  She was 99 years old. Juanita grew up and attended school in...
Dean Smith
Private graveside services for Dean Smith, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Smith passed away at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020, at NHC Healthcare. He was born November 8, 1932, at Eunice,...
Nana Lee Jolliff
Graveside services for Nanoleve "Nana Lee" Jolliff, 93, West Plains, Missouri, were held May 23, 2020 at Jolliff Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Jolliff passed away at 2:00 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born August 27,...
Vernon John Charles Holpuch, Jr.
Vernon John Charles Holpuch, Jr., 81, passed away May 21, 2020 at Mtn. View Health Care, ending a long battle with cancer. Known by friends and family as "Bud", he was born October 5, 1938 to Vernon and Alma (Schult) Holpuch, Sr. in Berwyn, Illinois.  He leaves behind his children, Charlie (...
Michael A. “Troy” Friga
Michael Anthony “Tony” Friga passed away peacefully at his home in Pomona surrounded by his loving wife and children on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born on February 2, 1932, in Swifton, AR, to Michael and Rosa (Pazdera) Friga, the fifth of eight children. He married...
Zella Mae Davis
Zella Mae Davis, 83, of Mountain View, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her home.  Zella was born on August 23, 1936, in Dykes, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie and Geneva (Suttle) Baker.  She was united in marriage to Donald Davis, and to this union, four children were born. Zella...
Judy K. Chronister
Judy K. Chronister, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on June 27, 1946 in West Plains, MO, to Oscar and Emma (Ellison) Lovan. On June 24, 1968 in Willow Springs, MO, she married Billy Dean who preceded her in death. ...

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