Isaac Newton Bryson “Newt” passed away Oct. 10, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Isaac was born Feb. 11, 1929 in Louisiana. He was a graduate of University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in history and journalism.
Newt was a member of Kappa Alpha Mu and served in the Air Force as a first lieutenant from 1954-56. He was editor of Eastern Indiana Publishing from 1957-58 and was owner/publisher of Wood County Democrat in Quitman, Texas. from 1959-74. The Bryson family also has a long history of owning the Louisiana Press-Journal.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly. He is survived by their two sons, Newton Bohan and Peter Lynn; one granddaughter, McKenzie St. Regis; wife of 34 years, Mary; three step-children, Colleen, Burl Jr. and Cheryl; two-step granddaughters and one step-great grandson.
Newt met Mary in square dancing in 1979. He continued in square dancing as president of Stone Steppers SQ and RD many times and Rambling Rounders Up until his death.
He is loved by many friends in square dancing. Newt and Mary enjoyed many countries that they were able to see in their travels and on cruises.
The family received friends on Oct. 14 at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery
Barbara Lee Jennings, age 70, of Bowling Green, passed away Oct. 22, 2013 at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with the Rev. Jeffrey Dock officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
She was born Sept. 28, 1943 in St. Louis, the daughter of Bernard and Alice Catherine Wibracht Schmidt Larson. On June 23, 1978 she married Carroll Jennings at the Lutheran Church in Louisiana. He survives.
Other survivors include cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Jennings moved to Bowling Green as a young girl and lived there the rest of her life. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and a graduate from Bowling Green High School.
She helped her father at Larson’s Color Mart as a secretary and was also a secretary at the Bowling Green High Rise. Her number one thing to do was bowl. She was a member of the Twin City Bowling Team from Louisiana. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Earl Wayne Smith, Floyd Jennings, Wendell Jennings, Mike Jennings, Steve Sisson and David Stevens.
Memorials may be made to the Family of Barbara Jennings c/o Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.
A memorial gathering for Manford Lloyd Blair Sr., of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Elsberry, will be held at 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Centennial Methodist Church in Elsberry. The Rev. Brenda Cockrell, church pastor, will officiate with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery.
Mr. Blair, 72, passed away Oct. 8, 2013 at his home in Omaha, Neb. Born Feb. 19, 1941 in Elsberry, he was the son of Lloyd and Alberta Webster Blair. He was employed by Clayton Bullard Construction until his retirement. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Manford enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Albert Blair, of Elsberry; one brother, Robert Blair; and four sisters, Gwendolyn Blair and Jeanette Blair, both of Elsberry, and Stella Paris and Lucille Clem, both of Springfield, Ill.
He was married to Louise Ray, formerly of Vandalia. This union was blessed with three children: Zinna Westfall, of Montgomery City; Manford Lloyd Blair Jr., of Montgomery City; Jeanette Smith and her husband, of Troy. Other children include Peter Lynn and Phillip Lee Blair, of Springfield, Ill. and Marsella Blair, of Omaha, Neb.
Manford is also survived by three brothers, Kenneth Blair and his wife, Charlene, Wilford Blair and Randolph Blair, all of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Betty Grimmett, of Bowling Green, Beverly Kelly, of Springfield, Ill., and Wilma Jean Cook and her husband Paul, of Elk Grove, Calif.; and a special friend, Gayla Hardin, of Omaha, Neb. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Wendell Shelton, 79, of Eolia, passed away Oct. 26, 2013 at St. Joseph’s West Hospital in Lake St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with the Rev. Charlie Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Eolia Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.
Mrs. Margaret C. Hollocher, 85, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She was born on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1927 in St. Louis, the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Isensee) Street.
Margaret attended the local schools and later graduated from Silex High School.
On Jan. 21, 1951, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Kenneth Hollocher. The happy couple was blessed with six children: one son, Kenneth, and five daughters, Christine, Patricia, Beverly, Linda, and Sallie.
Caring for her husband and children was her first priority. She was an active member of Whiteside Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher for many years.
She enjoyed gardening, working on crafts, and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Silex chapter, for 60 years.
Margaret was also a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union, Whiteside Baptist Church, and the Aeolian Club. She was a loving, and caring friend to many and will be remembered lovingly by all those who knew her.
Margaret is survived by her children, Kenneth and wife Rita Hollocher of Eolia; Christine and husband David Parker of Troy; Patricia and husband David Hudson of Almhult, Sweden; Beverly and husband James McCloud of Troy; Linda and husband Douglas Johnson of Centralia; Sallie and husband George Cress of Wright City; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Kenneth Hollocher; and one brother, Richard Street.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 24 at Whiteside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Patrick officiating. Interment was in Mill Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society or the Whiteside Baptist Church c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo. 63379.
Friends and family are invited to visit to sign the online guest register at mccoyblossomfh.com.
Funeral Services for Latricia Gail Lavy, of Elsberry, were held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Bob Hutsell, pastor of the Praying Hands Church in Louisiana, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Elston, Kenny Lavy, Jess Lavy, Julie Kerpash, Lloyd Farmer and Bob Kelly.
Mrs. Lavy, 69, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Elsberry Health Care Center.
Born June 10, 1944 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of Edward E. and Frances Edna Stickelman Kerpash. She was a 1963 graduate of Elsberry High School. She was united in marriage on June 29, 1963 in Elsberry to Lewis Francis Lavy. This union was blessed with two children: Jess Edward and Lisa Mae.
She was employed for a number of months at the Wal-Mart in Troy.
Mrs. Lavy was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Kerpash; two brothers: Norman Fines and Edward Alan Kerpash; and her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Lewis Lavy, who died May 25, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Jesse Lavy and his wife, Robbin, of Elsberry; one daughter, Lisa Farmer and her husband, Lloyd, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren: Christina Ann Elston and her husband, Don, Jesse James Lavy, Kenneth Gregory Lavy, and Tiffany Amber Farmer; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Memorials may be made to the Family of Latricia Gail Lavy in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, Mo. 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Marilyn Faye Wilson, 72, of Eolia/Bowling Green, passed away on Oct. 23, 2013 at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with the Rev. Dawn Marie Turner officiating.
Memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marilyn was born March 20, 1941 in Louisiana, the daughter of Clare and Mary Bradbury Worthington. She married William (Bill) Wilson on Aug. 1, 1959 at the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green and he survives.
Other survivors include her son Michael David Wilson and wife Jessica of Bowling Green and her daughter Mary Anne Wilson of Columbia; two grandchildren Mikayla Elaine Wilson and Michael John Mitchell Wilson of Bowling Green; brothers Charles (Suzanne) Worthington of Pittsfield, Ill. and Bill (Mary Ann) Worthington of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters Clareta Tinsley of Bowling Green and Hazel Worrell of New Hartford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bud and Frank Clare Worthington and sisters Corrine Gregory and Mabel Holman.
Marilyn grew up in the Cyrene area and graduated from Bowling Green High School. She worked as a secretary for McIlroy and Millan, the principal’s office at Bowling Green High School, and for the Farmers Home Administration(FHA). Marilyn was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Bowling Green. She loved flower gardening, baking, cooking and most of all spending time with her family.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ or the Hope Center.