Obituaries

Paul Eugene “Jack” Loyd of Willow Springs, Missouri, formerly of Mountain Grove, Missouri was born August 5, 1930, to Charles Madison and Nancy Myrtle (Bell) Loyd.  He departed this life on August 3, 2020, just two days short of his 90th birthday.    Paul was preceded in death by his parents;...
Rev. Dr. Ralph Vernon Hunter, 89, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born the son of the late James Franklin Hunter and Mary Elizabeth Ratliff Hunter on May 18, 1931 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was united in marriage on August 7, 1952, in Columbus, Indiana...
Graveside services for William Jr. "Dick" Stanley, 93, West Plains, Missouri, were held August 1, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Mr. Stanley passed away at 6:13 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center.  He was born...
Virgil Dean Pulliam of Elizabeth, Arkansas passed in peace on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the age of 76. He was born on July 14, 1944, to Wendell Truman and Evah Fay (Nelles) Pulliam in the little town of Birch Tree, Missouri. He served his country proudly as a cryptographer in the Vietnam War....
Funeral services for Joseph Dale Melvin, Sr., 64, West Plains, Missouri, were held July 31, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Mr. Melvin passed away at 9:36 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2020, at his home.  He was born September 15, 1955 at...
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date for Melinda Johnson, 80, West Plains, Missouri.   Mrs. Johnson passed away at 10:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020, at her home.  She was born November 16, 1939, at East Sumner, Maine, to Alfred Putnam Chesley and Grace Alice Fearon...
Graveside services for Bobby L. Coursey, 60, Koshkonong, Missouri, were held on August 3, 2020 at Wayside Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Mr. Coursey peacefully passed away at 4:50 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.  He was...
Funeral services for Michael McCracken, 74, West Plains, Missouri, were held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. McCracken passed away at 12:56 a.m., Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born...
Graveside services for Mary L. Johnson, 95, Springfield, Missouri, were held July 21, 2020 at Willow Springs City Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson passed away at 5:20 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at Glendale Gardens Nursing & Rehab. She was born...
Kenneth Alvan Beltz, of Elk Creek, Missouri was born July 21, 1932 to Leroy and Ruth (Redding) Beltz.  He departed this life on July 20, 2020, one day short of his 88th birthday. Over his 88 years Kenneth enjoyed three professions, he joined the US Navy in 1952. After finishing his time in the...

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