Mr. Lonnie Dale Church, 34, of Clarksville, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Louisiana.
His desire was to be cremated. Private funeral services were held Sunday, April 21 at the family home.
He was born Dec. 13, 1978 in Louisiana, the son of Daniel Clay Church and Cindy Hagen Church.
He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Cindy Church, of Clarksville; one son, Braxton Church; a daughter, Addyson Church, both of Hannibal; three brothers, Ben Church and wife, Tammy, of Bowling Green, Joe Church and fiancee, Jennifer Smith, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jimmy Church, of Clarksville; two sisters, Sarah Church and Leah Church, both of Clarksville; grandmothers, Margaret McCarty and husband, Jim, of Louisiana, and Janet Church, of Clarksville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Church and his maternal grandfather, Dale Hagan.
Lonnie graduated from Clopton High School in Clarksville. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army.
He had been employed as a loader operator from Sterling Lumber Company in Louisiana. He was a loving father, avid fisherman and hunter and an enthusiastic mushroom hunter.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Memorial services for Mr. Henry William Martin, Sr., 63, of Louisiana, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Robert Hutsell will officiate.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. April 26, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana. Henry passed away at his home near Louisiana, Saturday, April 20, 2013.
He was born Oct. 3, 1949 in Louisiana, the son of Lacy William Martin and Mary Bell Chandler Martin.
He is survived by the love of his life for 40 years, Rita Miller, of Louisiana; three sons, Shawn Rue and friend, Sheri Zumwalt, Henry Martin and wife, Cathy, of Bowling Green, and Will Martin and wife, Laura, of Louisiana; three daughters, Kim Luebrecht and Rob Brown, of Bowling Green, Mary Jo Kimmel and husband, Thomas, of Caulfield, and Tanya Miller, of Forsyth; one brother, Elvis Marting, of Louisiana; two sisters, Kitty Ann McCurdy, of Middletown and Mary Elliott, of Louisiana; and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy and Mary Chandler Martin; two brothers, Leroy Johnson and Jerry Martin; and one sister, Dora Mae Barker.
He had been employed at the Louisiana Foundry for 36 years. Retiring when the foundry closed, he also owned and operated a cattle farm near Louisiana.
In his spare time he loved to boat on the Mississippi River and was an avid hunter.
Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Josh Martin, Zach Martin, Shawn Rue, Logan Rue, R.J. Branham, Damon Luebrecht and special friend Darrell Malcom.
Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.
Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com.
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Edwin McBee, 42, of Hannibal were held on Saturday, April 20 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Robert Hutsell officiated.
He passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home near Hannibal.
He was born July 15, 1970 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the son of Gerald McBee and Linda Lafferty.
Carl is survived by his mother, Linda Lafferty, of Hannibal; three sisters, Laura Polston, of Hannibal, Jerri K. Elliott, of Kansas City, and Tammy Whit and husband, Jay, of Rochester, Penn.; one brother, Larry Davids ,of Rochester, Pa.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He had been employed at Arrow Industries in Louisiana for a number of years before retiring due to ill health.
He was a member of the River of Life Church in Louisiana. Carl was an outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Lawrence J. McElfresh, 86, of rural Lebanon, died suddenly at his home April 17, 2013.
Lawrence (Mac) was the youngest of six children born to Guy and Faye Druse McElfresh. He was born in Pleasant Hill, Ill. on May 30, 1926. Later the family moved to Louisiana where he attended Louisiana High School.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served three years during World War II. After leaving the Navy and returning home to Missouri, he worked at the foundry, was manager of the Imperial gas station, and later worked for Hercules Inc. and Dyno Nobel, where he continued to work for 33 years until his retirement in 1991.
Lawrence married Patricia Pritchett Tophinke of Bowling Green on Oct. 26, 1979 at the Christian church in Louisiana. He was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather.
His hobbies included gardening, landscaping and was a professional tinkerer who loved his gadgets. He was an avid K.C. Royals and Chiefs fan. He also loved and enjoyed his dogs Shadow and Bear.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of 33 years and two sons, Ron McElfresh of Honolulu, Hawaii and Darrell McElfresh of Edgemont, S.D.; and grandchildren, Andrea Weathersbee of Richardson, Texas, Joshua and Jonathan McElfresh of Honolulu, Hawaii and Michelle McElfresh of Louisiana. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen and Graig McElfresh; as well as his parents; three brothers, Earl, Maynard and Bill; and two sisters Irma Cole and Edna Woodward.
His desire was to be cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held at Perry-Wells cemetery in Pleasant Hill, Ill., on May, 4 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate.
He will be sadly missed by all family and friends.
Memorials may be made to donor’s choice.
Nancy Allen, 92, of Bowling Green passed away peacefully Monday, April 15, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Hannibal surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, April 22 at the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green with the Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Burial was in the Bowling Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.
Nancy was born July 28, 1920 in Bowling Green, the daughter of Armstead Franklin and Georgia Eva Showers Smiley.
In Hannibal on July 15, 1939 she married Levi William Allen. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter Caroline Drew Doss of Hannibal; eight grandchildren Lisa Hays (Mark), Kim Bock (John), Marnie Tate (Kevin), Bobbi Hampton (Scott), Tammie Kirk, Steven Patton (Karen), Jeff Patton (Wanda), and Mathew Patton (Heather); 14 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren; two son-in-laws Robert “Bob” Drew and Dewayne Patton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Linda (Allen) Patton; one son Billy Frank Allen; and one great granddaughter Sasha Bock.
Nancy was born and raised in Bowling Green and loved her community. She was a very active member of the Bowling Green Second Baptist Church where she lead and sang in the church choir. Nancy’s favorite place was in the kitchen baking and cooking. She took great pride in her family and loved being a hands-on mom and grandmother. Nancy loved her special little dog Gizmo.
Serving as pallbearers were Steve Patton, Jeff Patton, Mathew Patton, Christopher Hays, Dustin Bock, Saige Tate, Robbie Kirk, and Devin Kirk. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Robert “Bob” Drew, Dewayne Patton, Mark Hays, John Bock, Kevin Tate, Scott Hampton, Scott Ehrardt and Norman Crim.
Memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.