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Mary C. Purkeypyle

Mary C. Purkeypyle, 91, formerly of Pontiac, Mo., departed this life Jan. 11, 2014, at the Gainesville Health Care Center. She was born Aug 26, 1923, in Chicago, Ill. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m., ...

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Edwin M Hailey

Edwin Maurice Hailey, 89, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born April 23, 1925 in Ava, Mo., to parents Homer and Hattie Ellison Hailey. Edwin served in the Army, Sept, 14, 1944 to ...

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Leanna Borders

Leanna Borders, beloved wife of the late Kenneth W. Borders, peacefully departed this earthly life Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Rogersville, Mo. Leanna was 82 years and 5 months wise. One of six children, Leanna was ...

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Minor Wrecks On Icy Roads Sunday

Light rain that began falling after daylight Sunday morning froze upon contact with the earth’s surface, creating dangerous driving conditions. Some area churches canceled services Sunday, and the combination of drizzle and below freezing temperatures early Monday forced the cancelation ...

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Hoopcoming Royalty – 2015

In the photo at left above are 2015 Hoopcoming King and Queen, Chase Gastineau and Dusty Graham, crowned during pregame ceremonies at the Ava-Mansfield basketball games last Friday night.

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Lance Ray Watterson

Lance Ray Watterson, 53 years, passed to Heaven on Jan. 7, 2015, at Rocky Ridge Nursing Home in Mansfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Lance was born Nov. 13, 1961 to Jim and Gaytha (Lakey) Watterson in Springfield, ...

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James Boyd VanHouden

James Boyd VanHouden, 74 years, 7 months, and 23 days old, departed this life on Jan. 1, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Boyd was born May 9, 1940 in Ava, Mo., to Ruben ...

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