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MARIE (Jones) YOUNG ANNETT

MARIE ANNETT....PARKER, WASHINGTON..... Services for Marie Annett, 72, Parker, Washington, former resident of Nixa were held at 11 a.m., October 1, in Shaw & Sons Funeral Chapel in Parker, Washington. The Rev. Roy Callahan officiated and burial was in Terrace Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Annett died September 28 in a Parker, Washington hospital after a sudden illness. Survivors include her husband, Rodney; three step-sons, Gail, Robert and Jim; three brothers, Loren of Yakima, Guy and Orville of Nixa; three sisters, Bertha Coker of Aurora, Lorene Bolin of Bois D'Arc and Irene Cook of Nixa; five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. {Newspaper Clipping from Family Bible September 1982}


LUCY ONTERIA (Sparkman) INMAN CAVENER

Mrs. Lucy Inmon Cavner, 72, of 2723 West Elm, died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday at Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Cavner, a lifelong resident of the Springfield area, had worked as a nurse’s aide at St. John’s Hospital and was a member of the West and Lincoln Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Warren; one son, Billy Joe Inmon, 2751 North Kellett; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Decker, 1626 South New; one brother, John Sparkman, Brookline; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jane Inmon, 444 West Page, and Mrs. Marie Hart, Appleton City; and two granddaughters. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral Home with Jim Dando officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa.  {May 23, 1977, Springfield {Mo} News and Leader}


ANITA KAY COKER

Graveside Rites For Coker Infant. Graveside Services for Anita Kay Coker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs James R. Coker, who died at birth this morning in the Aurora Community Hospital, were held this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Orange Cemetery, north of Aurora, with the Rev. John Reser officiating, under the direction of the Marsh Funeral Home, of Aurora. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. James R. Coker, two sisters, Cindy and Debbie of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Coker of Aurora; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Willhite of Aurora. {Aurora {Mo} Advertiser April 17, 1962}


HOWARD LEE COKER

Last rites for Howard Lee Coker will be held Saturday afternoon…Howard Lee Coker, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Coker of Aurora, died Wednesday afternoon in the Springfield Baptist Hospital, where he had been a patient for eighteen hours. The families home is 6 miles northeast of Aurora. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Richard, of the home; a sister; Eileen Coker of the home; a half-sister, Mrs. Earlene Johnson of Springfield; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Coker of Miller; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Jones of Nixa. Funeral Services for Howard Lee Coker are to be conducted at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Marsh Funeral Chapel with the Rev, Ralph Wood officiating. Interment in the Orange Cemetery under the direction of the Marsh Funeral Home. {Aurora {Mo} Advertiser April 20, 1956}


JESSE COKER

Funeral services for Jesse Lee Coker, 62 of Aurora were at 2:00p.m. Saturday in the Peterson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Orange Cemetery near Aurora. Mr. Coker died Wednesday in St. Johns Medical Center, Springfield after a long illness. A native of Nixa, Mr. Coker was a lifelong area resident. He was employed as a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Jane; a son, James Richard Coker of Aurora; two daughters, Earlene Johnson and Eilene Gold both of Aurora; two brothers, Willie of Springfield and James of Mt. Vernon; and eight grandchildren. {Lawrence Co. Record Newspaper, Mt. Vernon (MO) September 6, 1973}


DORA IRENE COOK

Irene Cook 83, of Nixa passed away at 2:15 a.m. Monday, October 17, 1994 in the Nixa Park Care Center. Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was born August 17, 1911 in Nixa, Missouri. The daughter of Charlie Wesley and Clara M.  {Sparkman} Jones. She was united in marriage May 26, 1930 in Ozark, Missouri to Leonard Cook. She was a member of the Freemont Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; a daughter, Betty Lou Newman of Nixa; three sons, Thurman Junior Cook and Darrell G. “ Mickey” Cook both of Nixa and Larry Lee Cook of Ozark; two brothers, Loren Jones of Washington and Orville “Pete” Jones of Nixa; two sisters, her twin Lorene Bolin of Bois D’ Arc, Missouri and Bertha Coker of Aurora, Missouri.;20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and nine great-great- grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte with burial to follow in the Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield (Mo) Leader and Press October 18, 1994.


SHELLA LEE JONES  HINCHEY

Funeral services will be held in the Hopkins Funeral Home, Toppinish, Washington on Saturday, October 23 for Mrs. Shella Lee Hinchey, who was killed in Oklahoma, Monday October 18. Survivors are her husband, A. J. Hinchey, three daughters, Judy and Carlene Howard of the home and Mrs. Barbara Ann Lowe; seven step-children all of Washington; four brothers, Jess, Orville, and Guy Jones of Nixa, Loren Jones of Yakima, Washington; six sisters, Mrs. Arizona Rogers, Mrs. Ophelia Inman and Mrs. Irene Cook all of Nixa, Mrs. Lorene Bolin of Bois D’Arc, Mrs. Bertha Coker of Aurora and Mrs. Marie Annett of Parker, Washington. The Hinchey’s were en route to Missouri to visit her sisters and brothers when the accident occurred. {Nixa (Mo) Enterprise, October 21, 1965}   In Memory of; Mrs. Shella Lee Hinchey...Born; July 10, 1921....Passed Away; October, 18, 1965 ....Services In Shaw and Sons Chapel, Saturday, October, 23, 1965 10:30 A.M. Rev. Earnie A. Mathews, Officiating, Mrs. Clarice Quigley, Organist....Bearers; Al Mouch, Ray Hinchey, Hershel Andrews, Bill Hinchey, Clay Lincoln, Bob Brandsen....Interment; Terrace Heights Memorial Park {Funeral service memory card. Shaw & Sons Funeral Home, Yakima, Washington}


JAMES ELKANAH INMAN

James L. Inman, 61, Springfield, died Sunday at 5:25 p.m. after a short illness at his home. He is survived by his wife Martha Jane Inman; two daughters, Mrs. Florence James of California and Miss Jewell Inman of the home; five sons, James H., Brookline, Porter, Clever, Lewis and Jack of Springfield, and Pvt. Eldon Inman stationed in the Southwest Pacific. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at McConnell Church with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating with burial in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa. Pallbearers will be Earl, Kenneth, Fred, Elmer, Lowell and Loyd Inman. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader August 14-16, 1944}


MARTHA JANE {Sparkman} INMAN

Martha Jane Inman, 96, 444 W. Page, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Inman was a resident of Springfield for 46 years.She is survived by five sons, James, Jack, and Eldon, all of Springfield, Porter, Nixa, and Louis, Olathe, Kan.; two daughters, Florence Vallencourt, and Jewell Cannady, both of Springfield; one brother, John Sparkman, Battlefield; 27 grandchildren, 55 great-grand-children, and 15 great-great-grand-children. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ayre-Goodwin. April 23, 1980

Martha Inman... Services for Martha Jane Inman, 96, of Springfield, Missouri will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McConnell Church, near Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home of Springfield. Mrs Inman died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Cox Medical Center, after a short illness.  {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader April 24, 1980}


ALLIE FAIR {Willhite} {Jones} WINSLOW

Mrs. Allie Fair Jones Winslow, 70, a life-long resident of Christain County, died at 11:00 a.m. yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reathel Jones of Clever, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Winslow had lived with her daughter for the past three years. She spent most of her life in the Nixa community before that. Besides her daughter, she is survived by; four sons, Efton Jones of Sparta, Missouri, Onis Jones of Artesia, California, Roy and Lowell Jones both of Los Angeles, California; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Harp, Mrs. Artie Smith, and Mrs. Lillie Wadkins, all of Paramount, California, Mrs. Anna Mae Pope of Morehead City, North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Howard of Parker, Washington, Mrs. Verna Carsten of Spokane, Missouri and Mrs. Edna Pierce address unknown; 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever, Missouri. { Springfield {Mo} News and Leader August 23, 1953 }   Mrs. Allie Winslow....Funeral services for Allie Fair Jones Winslow, 70, a life-long resident of Christian County, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McConnell Church, near Nixa, with the Rev. Robert Cunningham officiating. She died at the home of her daughter, Reathel Jones of Clever after a long illness. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. {Springfield {Mo} Daily News August 23, 1953}


ANNA MALINDA {Coker} JONES

Mrs. Susie Jones, 72, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home on Route 1 Nixa, Missouri. Surviving are her husband, Dade; and eight children, Willie and Homer Jones of Nixa, Walter and Ulva Jones of Rogersville, Mrs. Dora Cox of Crane, Missouri, Mrs. Annie Cutbirth of Galena, Missouri, Mrs. Pearl McCoy of Miami, Oklahoma, and Lucy McConnell of Grisham, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 this afternoon in the home of the Rev. Roscoe Harding, pastor of the Nixa Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa, under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. { Springfield {Mo} Daily News June 13, 1941 }


CHARLES WESLEY JONES

Funeral services for Charles W. Jones, 61, who died on his farm near Nixa, will be held at 1 p.m. this afternoon at the Nixa Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara Jones; seven daughters, Mrs. Arizona Rogers, Mrs. Ophelia Inman, Mrs. Marie Young, Mrs. Irene Cook, and Mrs. Shella Lee Howard all of Nixa, Mrs. Lorene Bolin of Springfield, and Mrs. Bertha Coker of Aurora; four sons, Guy, Loran, and Orville all of Nixa,and Jessie of Springfield; four brothers, James R., and Albert D., and John Henry all of Nixa and D.A. of the state of California; nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. {Source Unknown}


CLARA MAY { Sparkman } JONES

MOTHER OF AURORA WOMAN DIES LAST NIGHT AT HOSPITAL....Mrs. Clara Jones, 76, years old Nixa woman, died at the Aurora Community Hospital, where she was a patient, at 8 o'clock last night. Mrs. Jones was a life-long resident of the Nixa community and was the widow of the late Charles W. Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Arizona Rogers of Nixa, Mrs. Ophelia Inman of Nixa, Mrs. Marie Annett of Parker, Washington, Mrs. Lorene Bolin of Bois D'Arc, Mrs Shella Howard of Parker, Washington, and Mrs. Bertha Coker of Aurora, Missouri; and four sons, Guy, Jesse and Orville all of Nixa and Loren Jones of Yakima, Washington; a sister, Jane Inmon of Springfield; four brothers, Charles Sparkman of Oklahoma, Ray Sparkman of California, Eldon and Conce of Springfield; a half-sister, Lucy Inmon of Springfield; three half-brothers, Willie Sparkman of Mt. Vernon, John Sparkman of Brookline and Bob Sparkman of Springfield; 28 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. All together she is survived by 67 direct descendants. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be under the direction of Harris Funeral Home with burial in McConnell Cemetery of Nixa. {Aurora {Mo} Advertiser April 16,1957}

In Memory of CLARA MAY JONES.... born; January 6, 1881.... Passed Away; April 15, 1957.... Services; Harris Funeral Chapel, Nixa, April 19, 1957 2:30 p.m..... Officiating; Rev. Roscoe Harding.... Final Resting Place; McConnell Memorial Cemetery.... Escorts; Richard Coker, Leon Bolin, Darell Gene Cook, Donal Jones, Russell Jones, Rollan Dean Rogers. (Harris Funeral Home, Nixa MO)


GUY JONES

Guy W. Jones, 85, Nixa, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Springfield Community Hospital. He was born September 1, 1903 to Charlie and Clara Jones. Surviving are his wife Alma; a son, Donal of Nixa; grandchildren, Doyle and Steven Jones and Cynthia Matlock; great grandchildren, Darin, Bryan, Kevin, Tony and Jason Jones, Jeff and Melia Matlock; two brothers and three sisters. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial in McConnell Cemetery. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 9, 1989}   Services for Guy W. Jones, Nixa will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Funeral Home. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery. Mr. Jones died at 12:10 p.m., Saturday in Springfield Community Hospital. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 10, 1989}


JAMES ROBERT JONES

James Robert Jones, 86, a retired farmer, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Blanche Cox, of Aurora, Missouri at 10 o'clock Saturday night. Mr. Jones had been making his home at his granddaughter's for the past six months, but for seven years previous to that he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Annie Cutbirth of Galena, Missouri. A native of Christian County, Mr. Jones farmed for many years in the Nixa community. Survivors include; four sons, Willie of Selmore, Missouri, Walter of Springfield, Missouri, Ulva of Rogersville, Missouri, and Homer of Nixa, Missouri; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Cutbirth of Galena, Mrs. Lucy McConnell of Grisham, Oregon, Mrs. Pearl McCoy of Commerce, Oklahoma and Mrs. Dora Cox of Billings, Missouri; a brother, David Jones, of California. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. { Springfield {Mo} Daily News April 5, 1948 }

James Robert Jones.... Funeral services for James Robert Jones, 86. who died Saturday, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the McConnell Church, near Nixa, with the Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. { Springfield {Mo} Daily News April 8, 1948 }


JESS F. JONES

Services for Jess F. Jones, 70, a lifelong Nixa resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit, officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa. The family will be in the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today. Mr. Jones died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center after several weeks of illness. Survivors include his wife, Myrl; a son, Charles R. of Lee Summitt; three daughters, Edith Miles of Willard, Addie Mae Dickens of Independence and Wilma Sue Noel of Sunrise Beach; three brothers, Guy and Orville of Nixa and Loren of Washington; four sister, Marie Annett of Washington, Lorene Bolin of Bois D'Arc, Irene Cook of Nixa and Bertha Coker of Aurora; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Nixa. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, August 1, 1977}


JOHN HENRY JONES

John H. Jones formerly of the Nixa community, died Saturday night at the home of a son, Efton in Monett, following a brief illness. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are; three other sons, Roy Jones of California, Onis Jones of Springfield, and Lowell of the U.S. Navy; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel Harp, Mrs. Lillie Wadkins and Mrs Freda Smith and Mrs. Anna Mae Norman all of Springfield, Missouri, Mrs.Tilda Inman and Miss Reathel Jones both of Clever, Missouri and Mrs. Artie Smith of Ozark, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Union Chapel Church near Nixa with the Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery of Nixa under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. {Springfield {Mo} Daily News December 6, 1943}


JOSEPH FRANK JONES

Funeral services for Frank Jones, 68, who died after a short illness at his home 4 1/2 miles west of Nixa on Friday morning, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence with Rev Onis Greenway officiating. Interment was made in Delaware Cemetery near Nixa, under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. {Christian Co. Republican, Ozark (MO) December 5, 1929}


NANCY A. F. {Inman} JONES

Mrs. Nancy A. F. Inman Jones was born in Giles County, Tennessee, January 29, 1844 and died February 7, 1926. Her maiden name was Nancy A. Inman. She was laid to rest in McConnell Cemetery, 3 1/2 miles West of Nixa, by her friends. She came to Missouri with her father and mother in 1851 and was married to William Jesse Jones in 1859. To this union were born 9 children, 2 daughters and 7 sons. one daughter and one son preceded her in death leaving 1 daughter and 6 sons to mourn her death; also 62 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren making a total of 125 grandchildren and a host of friends. { Christian County Republican Newspaper, Ozark {Mo} February 26, 1926.}


HIGH WINDS CLAIM INFANTS LIFE IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY
Two Other Members of Jones Family Near Nixa Are Seriously Hurt When House Is Destroyed By a Tornado.

How one life was lost, the manner in which two other persons were seriously injured and the destruction of thousands of dollars worth of property within a radius of four miles of Nixa, in Christian County, by a storm Wednesday night, constituted the substance of a story told yesterday by Louis Maynard while he was visiting friends at the central fire station. Mr. Maynard lives within one half mile of the home of Charles Jones, a farmer living two and one half miles west of Nixa which was destroyed by the wind storm. Mr. Jones's two year old son, William Jones was instantly killed by falling timbers. Mrs. Nancy Jones, Mr. Jones's mother, was seriously injured and little hope is entertained for her recovery. Another daughter, Ophelia, aged 12 was seriously, but not dangerously injured. The Jones home, a substantial log house, was torn down by the wind. The body of the infant was found by Mr. Maynard and others yesterday morning, pinioned to the bed by fallen timbers. Mrs. Jones was caught under a huge log, and she was extricated with difficulty. She received a deep cut on her forehead and internal injuries.  Dr. W. B. Wasson, Coroner for Christian County, who was called to the scene to view the body of the infant, also administered to the injured persons. Mrs. Jones condition yesterday was far from being reassuring. The daughter, Ophelia, sustained a fracture at the left ankle joint and cuts about the body. Other members of the Jones household narrowly escaped being caught under the falling timbers.


ROY LOREN JONES

YAKIMA... Roy Loren Jones, 83, of Yakima, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2001, at the Renaissance Care Center. Mr. Jones was born on November 19, 1917 in Nixa, Missouri to Charlie and Clara (Sparkman) Jones. Loren was raised and educated in Missouri and married Ethel Howard in Ozark, Missouri in 1938. They moved to the Yakima Valley in 1940. Loren worked for Boise Cascade for 35 years until his retirement. He also owned and operated a pear orchard for 14 years. Loren was a jack of all trades, who could repair or build most anything. He enjoyed Bowling, Fishing, Boating, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Alma "Jean" Byrd of Moxiee, Washington; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Orville Jones of Nixa, Missouri; two sisters, Bertha Coker and Loreen Bolin both of Missouri; and a son-in-law, Clarence Strader of Yakima. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel in 1994, a daughter, Willa Dean Strader and a son-in-law, Larry Byrd. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, at Shaw and Sons Memorial Chapel, 201 N. 2nd. Street. Committal services will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Providence Yakima Hospice C/o Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors. {From a Memorial Card of Shaw and Sons Funeral Home Yakima, Washington September 7, 2001}


CORA DELLA (Maples) SPARKMAN

MARIONVILLE ---- Services for Cora Della (Maples) Sparkman, 88, Marionville, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1993 in Marionville First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Max Edmondson officiating. Burial in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery, under the direction of Williams Funeral Home of Marionville. Mrs. Sparkman died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, in the home of her daughter, Norma Hopkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marionville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Sparkman, a son Leo Charles Sparkman, and a daughter, Geraldine Moody. Survivors include; two daughters, Norma Hopkins, of Marionville and Janice Pendleton of Cassville; three sons, James Sparkman and Verlin Sparkman both of Marionville, and Bill Sparkman of Aurora; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. {Obituary Records Compiled by Mrs. Lemuel Compton... Elk Horn Prarie Chapter of DAR}


DAVID CONCE SPARKMAN

Springfield, Missouri....David C. Sparkman 78, of Springfield, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Cox Medical Center after a three week illness. Mr Sparkman was born in Nixa and was a lifelong resident of this area. Survivors include five sons; Burnes of Republic, Eldon L., Charles R., and Forest M. all of Springfield, and Clarence D. of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Mrs. Iva Lee Gieger of Shreveport, Louisiana; a brother Charlie of Ponca City, Oklahoma; a sister, Jane Inman of Springfield; two half-brothers, Johnny Sparkman of Battlefield, Missouri and Robert Sparkman of Springfield; a half-sister, Lucy Inman of Springfield; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be in the Ralph Thieme Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery near Nixa. {Springfield (Mo) News and Leader July 7, 1971}


GENEVA (Frazier) SPARKMAN

Mrs. Geneva Sparkman.... Mrs. Geneva Sparkman, 50, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, in Springfield, following a four month illness. She is survived by her husband, D.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Hardy Gieger of Natchitoches, Louisina; five sons, Bernice A., Eldon L., Charles R., Forest M. and Clarence D. Sparkman all of Springfield, Missouri; six sisters; two brothers, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in the McConnell Church near Nixa, with the Rev. W.O. Cox officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery under the direction of the Dunn Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Earl, Kenneth, Eldon, and Jackie Inman and Etsyl and Bobby Sparkman. {Springfield {Mo} Leader and Press June 4, 1946}


GERTIE GLADYS (Herndon) SPARKMAN

Mrs. Seth E. Sparkman..... Mrs. Gertie Gladys Sparkman, 49, of Springfield, died at 6 o'clock this morning in the Springfield Baptist Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Sparkman, the wife of Seth E. Sparkman, a Frisco painter, was born in Nixa but spent most of her life in Springfield. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Denzel Sparkman of Washington D.C., Etsyl Sparkman and James Sparkman of Springfield and Billy Joe Sparkman of the home; four brothers, Pearlie Herndon of Springfield, Ernest and Vergie Herndon of Nixa and Burl Herndon of Carthage, Missouri and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be under the direction of Thieme Funeral Home of Springfield. {Springfield {Mo} Daily News June 22, 1949}

Mrs. Seth Sparkman... Funeral services for Gertie Gladys Sparkman, 49, of Springfield, Missouri, who died Tuesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Theime and son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roscoe Hardin officating and burial will be in the Payne Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews of Mrs. Sparkman. They include, Samuel Mckowan, Forest Herndon, Leon Sparkman, Verlin Young, Jackie Inman and Eldon Inman. {Springfield {Mo}Daily News June 23, 1949}


JAMES ALEXANDER SPARKMAN

A brief funeral service for James A. Sparkman, 84, retired farmer who died yesterday at his home, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at the McConnell Cemetery near Nixa, where he will be buried. Mr. Sparkman left 73 known descendants, including 27 great-grandchildreand one great-great-grandchild. He came to Missouri from Tennessee when he was a young man. Burial will be under the direction of F.C. Thieme. Survivors include seven sons; Charles of Nowata, Oklahoma, Roy of San Diego, California, William of Republic, John of Battlefield, Conce, Eldon, and Robert all of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. C.W. Jones and Mrs. George Inman of Nixa and Mrs. Jane Inman of Springfield; 35 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grandchild. {Springfield {Mo} Leader and Press Tuesday Evening, March 15, 1938}


JOHN A. SPARKMAN

BATTLEFIELD.....John Alexander Sparkman, 85, Battlefield, died at 5:00p.m. Thursday in his home. The son of James A. and Nellie Sparkman, he was born November 26, 1906 in Emporia, Kansas. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Tilda H.; three sons, James M. and wife Janice, George E. and wife June, and Jerry D. and wife Brenda, all of Battlefield; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with the Rev. Randall Moody, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Sunday in the Greenlawn South. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, January 25, 1992}


ROBERTSON SPARKMAN

NIXA....Grave side services for Robertson (Bob) Sparkman, 64, Springfield will be at 2 p.m. Monday in McConnell Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Schudy officiating. Burial will be under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. Mr. Sparkman's body was found in Jordan Creek at 7:37 p.m. Friday according to Greene Co. Coroner, Erwin Busiek. Sparkman had apparently fell partially into the creek. Survivors include one brother, John of Brookline; one sister, Lucy Cavener of Springfield; two half sisters, Jane Inmon of Springfield and Marie Hart of Appleton City, Missouri. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 7, 1974}


SETH ELDON SPARKMAN

SPRINGFIELD........Seth Eldon Sparkman, 68, of Springfield, was dead on arrival at the Burge-Protestant Hospital at 11:45 p.m. Monday. He had been ill for sometime. Mr. Sparkman was a retired Frisco employee and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Clorah; sons, Denzel of Houston, Texas, Robert and James of Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Pearlene Triplett and Ruth Evans of Springfield; two step-sons, Enlzan Martin of Omaha, and Gene Martin of Springfield; a sister, Jane Inman of Springfield; three brothers, Charles of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Roy of Marysville, California and Conce of Springfield; three half brothers, Bill Sparkman of Brookline, Bob Sparkman of Springfield and John Sparkman of Republic; 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Rainey Chapel of the Ozarks, with the Rev. Lowell McFall officiating, burial in the Payne Cemetery near Nixa. (Springfield (Mo) News Leader, June, 16, 1964)

Seth Eldon Inman, 65...Services for Seth Eldon Inman, 65, Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev C.J. Greer officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Inman died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Vernon Chest Hospital, Mt. Vernon after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, June 21, 1984}


WILLIAM THOMAS SPARKMAN

Mt. Vernon...William T. (Bill) Sparkman, 67, Mt. Vernon, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday in St. Johns Medical Center, Springfield after being a patient three days. Mr. Sparkman was a native of Christian Co and had moved to Lawrence Co. in 1941. He was a carpenter and a member of the Curtis Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cora; three daughters, Geraldine Moody, Arizona, Norma Lee Hopkins and Janice Pendleton of Marionville; four sons, Leo of Aurora, James of Marionville, Bill of Nevada and Verlin of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, John of Brookline and Robert of Springfield; one sister, Lucy Cavener of Springfield; two half-brothers, Conce Sparkman of  Springfield and Charlie of Oklahoma; one half sister Jane Inmon of Springfield; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements under direction of Bradford-Surridge of Marionville. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, September 12, 1969}

William T. Sparkman......Mt. Vernon....Funeral services for William T. Sparkman, 67, Mt. Vernon will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Marionville First Baptist Church with Rev's Bill Springer and Vee Hoyle officiating. Burial in Marionville IOOF Cemetery under direction of Bradford-Surridge Funeral Home Marionville. Mr. Sparkman died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday in St. Johns Medical Center where he had been a patient for three days. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, September 13, 1969}
 
 






 
 

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