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Name of Deceased: Austin Edward Acton
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 19, 1998
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Austin Edward Acton, 80, of Columbia died July 17, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Foley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, with Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Acton was born Dec. 31, 1917 in Harrisburg to Hollis Edward and Emma Belle Buckler Acton. He married Martha Fern Griggs in Warrenton on May 14, 1938 and she preceded him in death. He married Gladys Claxton Brown in Columbia on Aug. 4, 1984, and she survives. He was a member of Harrisburg Christian Church and Masonic Lodge Ancient Landmark No. 356 in Harrisburg. Other survivors include two daughters, Sharion Gayle Cornelison of Naples, Fla. and Susan Lea Higgins of Lee's Summit; one stepson, Wayne Brown of Centralia; two stepdaughters, Sue McCubbin and Vicky Baker, both of Columbia; one brother, Carl Acton of Fayette; two sisters, Lois Ruth Sims of Flint, Mich. and Joann Elliott of Visalia, Calif.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Gladys Brown Acton
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 28, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Gladys Brown Acton, 82, of Hallsville passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home with pastors Betsy Happel and Martin Parks officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Acton was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Boone County to William Rice and Emma Lucille Hawkins Claxton. On July 30, 1943, she married Roger Brown in Columbia, and he preceded her in death. In 1984, she married Austin Acton in Columbia, and he also preceded her in death. She was a member of Red Top Christian Church and a former member of Woodlandville Methodist Church. Mrs. Acton was also a member of the Red Hat Club of Hallsville. Survivors include three children, Roger Wayne Brown and wife Tammy of Centralia, Sue McCubbin and husband Larry of Columbia and Vicky Baker and husband Allan of Millersburg; two sisters, Elizabeth Phillippe of Columbia and Ruth Forbis of Hallsville; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Keith Claxton and Bobby Dean Claxton. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Name of Deceased: Martha Fern Acton
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jul 13, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Martha F. Acton of Columbia died July 12, 1983, at Boone Hospital Center.  She was 62.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Foley officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.  Mrs. Acton was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Stacy and Bernice E. Sourh Griggs.  She married Austin Acton May 14, 1938, in Warrenton, Mo., and he survives.  Other survivors include two daughters, Sharion Cornelison of Henley, Mo., and Susan Higgins of Kansas City; two sisters, Mary Ann Tremaine of Harrisburg and Katherine Shellin of the state of California; and four grandchildren, Cheryl, Eric and Aaron Cornelison and Shelley Higgins.  The Family suggest memorial contributions to the Heart Fund.


Name of Deceased: Ida May Adair
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 27, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ida May Adair, 88, of Columbia, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Parker Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Havener officiating. Burial will be in Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. Mrs. Adair was born May 17, 1911, to John Wesley and Ethel Foutz Griggs in Callaway County. She married Joe Adair on June 15, 1937, and he preceded her in death. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1930 and worked at Stephen's Publishing Company. She and her husband farmed near Millersburg. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Ila Crockett and Nadine Long, both of Columbia. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Memorials are suggested to Coyote Hill Children's Home, 9501 Coyote Hill Road, Harrisburg, Mo. 65256.


Name of Deceased: Joe D Adair
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune, Nov. 15, 1987
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joe D. Adair died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1987. at Boone Hospital Center. He was 86. Services will be at Parker Funeral Chapel tomorrow at 2 p. m., with the Revs. Frederick Frost and Dennis Swearngin officiating. Burial will be in Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 6:30 to 9 tonight. Mr. Adair was born in Boone County April 7, 1901, to Joseph and Elley Davis Adair. He married Ida Griggs on June 15, 1937, and she survives. Mr. Adair was a farmer in the Millersburg area until his retirement. He moved to Columbia in 1974. Besides his wife, survivors include a brother, Keith Adair; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospital.


Name of Deceased: Merle Lee Adams
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 10, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Merle Lee Adams, 57, of 100 S. Second St., died Sunday night at Boone County Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stuart P. Parker Funeral Chapel with Rev. Maceo Piggee of Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Whetstone Cemetery in Callaway County. The family will assemble at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Noble, 508 Noble Court. Mrs. Adams was born Aug. 4, 1910, in Mineola to George and Geneva Carter Adams. Survivors include two brothers, Frank Pethye, Tacoma, Wash., and James Adams, Sedalia; a sister, Mrs. Emma Bell of Fulton, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.


Name of Deceased: Albert Presley Adkins
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 19, 1960
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Albert Presley Adkins, 63, formerly of Centralia, died at the Mount Vernon sanatorium at 11:30 a.m. yesterday. He had been in ill health for several years and formerly was at Boone County Rest Home. Mr. Adkins was born in Boone county on September 29, 1897, the son of Joseph Robert and Mary Griggs Adkins. He farmed near Centralia and Mexico. Survivors include three sons, Harold Adkins and Gene Adkins, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Eldon Adkins of Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Josie Robertson of Lakewood, Calif., and Mrs. Frances Farrar of Covina, Calif.; three brothers, Clifford Adkins of 706 North William street, Raymond Adkins of Kansas City, and Hubert Adkins of 609 Mary Street; and one sister, Mrs. Ina Mae Smith of Kansas City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Parker's Chapel.


Adkins, B.M.C. "Kit"
Missouri Herald Jan. 12, 1908- B. M. C.  “Kit” Adkins, 70 years old, died at his home one mile east of Englewood Friday afternoon about 5 o’clock.  The burial was at Johnson graveyard Saturday. He left a widow but no children. He was well known in Cedar township where he lived for a long time.


Name of Deceased: Exie L. Adkins
Newspaper: The Columbia, Mo., Daily Tribune
Date: Aug. 8, 1982
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Exie L. Adkins, 78, of 706 N. William St., died Aug. 7 at her home. She had worked for more than 20 years in the houskeeping department at the University of Missouri Hospital. Mrs. Adkins was born in Boone County June 12, 1904, to James P. and Hallie Duvall Quisenberry. She married Clifford Adkins on Jan. 13, 1923, in Columbia. Mr. Adkins died April 11, 1973. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Garrett of Columbia and Elsie Barnes of Sunland, Calif., and several neices and nephews. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Oliver Langmade officiating. Burial will be Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.


Name of Deceased: Hubert Adkins
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 12, 1976
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hubert Adkins, 66, of 603 Mary St., died at the Columbia Regional Hospital early yesterday morning following an extended illness. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Nick Kiriakos of the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home after 1 p.m. today until time for the burial. Survivors include his widow of the home; three sons, Jerry Adkins of the home, Larry Adkins of Mt. Airy, Md., Jim Adkins of 809 Moss St.; one sister, Mrs. Ina Dommick of Kansas City; and three grand children. Mr. Adkins was born Jan. 10, 1910, to the late Robert and Mary Griggs Adkins. He was married Jan. 27, 1938, to the former Marjorie Barnes. He had been assistant manager of Booches Billiard Parlor for many years before his retirement five years ago. He was a charter member of the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame and the boys at Booches.


Name of Deceased: Linnie R. Adkins
Newspaper: Kansas City Times
Date: Feb. 27, 1984
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Linnie R. Adkins, 73, of 332 Benton, died Monday at the General Hospital. He was born in Boone County, Missouri, and had lived in Kansas City 55 years. Mr. Adkins was a retired assistant general yardmaster for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Mrs Sue A. Bliss, St. Louis; a brother, Hubert Adkins, Columbia; a sister, Ina May Dommic, 8741 Chestnut Circle, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Moriah Chapel; burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Chapel.


Name of Deceased: Mary Priscilla Griggs Adkins
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 21, 1955
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Joseph Robert Adkins, 82, 12 Mary street was found dead at her home about 9:30 o'clock this morning. The body was found by a grandson of Mrs. Adkins, Leland Adkins. Adkins said he called his grandmother this morning, and receiving no answer, went to her home, finding the house filled with fumes caused by a defective vent on a gas heater. The fire department was called and attempts were made to revive her with a resusatator. Dr. Henry Sweets, jr., Boone county coroner, investigated the death but could not be reached for comment. Parker's Funeral service, where the body was taken, said however, that Dr. Sweets indicated that no inquest wil be held. Survivibg are four sons, Clifford Adkins, 606 North William street, Hubert, 1106 Highland avenue, Albert of the home at 12 Mary street, and Raymond, of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Ina Mae Smith of Kansas City, and Mrs. Alice Drake of Pasadena, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Belle Tye of Eldon. Several other grandchildren also survive. Burial will be at Nashville, but the funeral arrangements have not been completed. The former Mary Priscilla Griggs, Mrs. Adkins was born in Boone county Feburary 22, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Griggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert Adkins, and two sons and a daughter.


Name of Deceased: Robert Clifford Adkins
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune
Date: April 12, 1973
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: R. Clifford Adkins, 70, of 706 N. William St., died yesterday afternoon at Boone County Hospital after a brief Illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Arthur Fulbright, pastor of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memoral Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home untill time of services. Survivors include his widow, Exie; one sister, Mrs. Claude Dommick of Kansas City; two brothers, Linnie Raymond Adkins of Kansas City and Cecil Hubert Adkins, 603 Mary St.; and several nieces and nephews. ;Mr. Adkins was born in Ashland Sept. 18, 1902, to Joseph R. and Mary P. Griggs Adkins. He was married to Exie Quisenberry in 1923. Mr. Adkins had been an employee of the Columbia Special Road District the past 40 years and when he retired Jan. 1 he was superintendent.


Name of Deceased: Clarence E. Allen
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 5, 1983
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Clarence E. Allen, 50, of Route 2 died July 4, 1983, at his home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with the Rev. Everett Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parker's. Mr. Allen was born May 19, 1933, in Columbia to J. David and Paullin Chappel Allen. He lived his entire life in Boone County and farmed most of his working life. He served in the Army and was a retired mail clerk for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Surviving are his wife, Naomi Johnson; his parents, J. David and Paullin Allen of Route 2, Columbia; a son David E. Allen of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Sheryl Lynn) Glydewell of Route 1, Harrisburg; two brothers, J. D. Allen of Columbia and John Paul Allen of Fulton; two sisters, Phoebe Braschler of Decatur, Ga., and Marth Kinman of Maryville, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Eva Lee Allen
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: June 13, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Eva Lee Allen age 65 residence 309 St. Joseph St., passed away at the Boone County Hospital 5:45 PM Sunday following an illness of several weeks.  She was born in Hallsville, Mo. Aug. 24, 1911 the daughter of the late Odie M. and Maggie Jane Mockbee Allen. She had been a resident of Columbia for the past 25 years. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. Survivors include: Two brothers, Wallace F. Allen , Mexico, MO.; Roy M. Allen, Norristown, Pennsylvania. Five nieces and four nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews survive her. One brother preceded her in infancy. Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Mordt of Columbia, Mo. and Rev. Delbert Admire of Mexico, Missouri officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Memorial Funeral Home after 1 PM Tuesday and on Wednesday until time for Burial.


Name of Deceased: Maggie Jane Allen
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 29, 1965
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Odie M. Allen, 81, 309 St. Joseph St., died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Roy Allen, of Hartsburg. She was the former Maggie Jane Mockbee, born Oct. 24, 1884, in Callaway County to John and Alice Johnson Mockbee. She was married to Odie M. Allen March 25, 1908, in Columbia. He preceded her in death in January this year. She was a member of Hickory Grove Christian Church. In addition to her son in Hartsburg, other survivors include another son, Wallace Allen of Mexico, Mo.; a daughter, Eva Lee Allen, 1609 Paris Road; a sister, Mrs. John Gilbert, Centralia; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Barnes of Fayette officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be at Memorial until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Naomi Johnson Allen
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 7, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Naomi Allen, 71, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Columbia Manor Care Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Nilson Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Korff officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Naomi was born Jan. 20, 1937, in Boone County to Harold and Beulah Barnes Johnson. She married Clarence Allen, who preceded her in death. Naomi attended Harrisburg Baptist Church. She retired from General Telephone Co. with many years of dedicated service. Her hobbies were flower gardening, bird watching and antiquing with her sister. Naomi enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren's activities, especially their ballgames. Survivors include her son, David, and his wife, Lisa Allen, of Columbia; daughter, Sherry and her husband, Jesse Glydewell of Harrisburg; sister, Leona Quick of Columbia; and grandchildren, Sara and Kayla Glydewell and Zane and Paige Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributiona are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla., 33136-1494


Name of Deceased: Odie Madison Allen
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Jan. 26, 1965
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Odie M. Allen, 75, of Route 3, a retired employee of the University of Missouri power plant, died at 10, o'clock last night at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1889, to Robert Lee and Sarah Wilcox Allen. On March 25, 1908, he was married to the former Miss Maggie Mockabee, who survives. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church. He retired from the university in 1955. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, Roy M. Allen of the home and Wallace Allen of Mexico; one daughter, Miss Eva Lee Allen, also of the home; one brother, Lawrence Allen of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Barnes of Fayette officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Charles L. Anderson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 27, 1992
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Charles L. Anderson, 77, of Centralia died Friday, June 26, 1992, at his home following a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, in the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with Michael Curtice, pastor of Parkview Christian Church in Centralia officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia. Burial will be in Appleman Chapel Cemetery north of Centralia. Mr. Anderson was born July 1, 1914, in Centralia to James and Mary Ethel Ankrom Anderson. He married Eva Jewell Johnson on Nov. 27, 1937, in Columbia, and she survives. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Parkview Christian Church in Centralia and was a retired farmer. Survivors include a son, Donald Ray Anderson of Centralia; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Delores Jean Anderson Jones, and a brother, William George Anderson.


Name of Deceased: Donald Ray Anderson
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Oct. 13, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Donald Ray "Pete" Anderson, 58, of Centralia died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Audrain County to Charles L. and Eva Jewell Johnson Anderson. Survivors include a daughter, Tamara Kanatzar of Canton; son, Michael Shane Anderson of Edwardsville, Ill.; his mother of Centralia; nephew, Jim Jones and Wife Tammy of Mexico; two great-nephews, Juston W. and Dylan W. Jones, both of Centralia; and fiancee, Janice Elliott of Centralia. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Delores Jean Jones, and a nephew, John Wayne Jones. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Centralia High School and attended Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Centralia. He was a farmer, other employment included Allis-Chalmers Implement Co. in Centralia, and the University of Missouri veterinary small animal department. He was active in 4-H and served six years in the Missouri National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood. Services were held Monday, Oct. 11, at Fenton Funeral Chapel with Lon Hardy officiating. Interment was at Appleman Cemetery in Centralia. Memorials are suggested to Appleman Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Dorsey Wayne Anthony
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Trubune
Date: July 28, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Dorsey W. Anthony, 2700 Ballenger Lane, died at the home at 6:30 a.m. today. He was born in Boone County, Jan. 8, 1892, to James Price and Lillian Ballenger Anthony. Mr. Anthony lived here his lifetime. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors are a son, William W. Anthony, Route 6; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Garrett, 2204 Ballenger Lane; Mrs. Lillian Griggs, 1406 Lakeview; two brothers, J. P. Anthony; John L. Anthony, both of the home; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Two brothers, Euell Anthony and Carson Anthony preceded him in death. Services will be at Parker's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Sam S. Langley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Parker's Chapel after Noon Friday.


Name of Deceased: Lena B. Johnson Anthony
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: April 26, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Lena B. Anthony, 93, of Columbia died Saturday, April 24, 1993, at Boone Retirement Center. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. John Foley officiating. Mrs. Anthony was born July 30, 1899, in Boone County to William Johnson and Emily Bruner Johnson. In 1916, she married Dorsey Anthony in Boone County, and he preceded her in death in 1981. She was a member of the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, William Anthony of Hallsville; two daughters, Margaret Morris and Lillian Griggs, both of Columbia, three brothers, Clayton Johnson and Harold Johnson, both of Columbia, and Delbert Johnson of Centralia, Wash.; three sisters, Zetta Baumgartner of Millersburg, Ida Forsee of Dallas and Nadine West of Hinton; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Memorials are suggested to the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.


LOTTIE TUCKER ANTHONY
Mrs. Lottie Tucker Anthony died in Cal. Missouri, June 7, 1898, wife of our esteemed townsman Lee Anthony. News of her death came as a shock to her many friends in Columbia and Boone County where she is well known and beloved. Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Anthony was taken with a hemorrhage from the lungs and only lived a short time. Thursday 10:00 a.m. funeral preached at Christian Church and laid to rest in City Cemetery.
(Columbia Missouri Statesman, June 10, 1898. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Shaefer Ashlock
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 5, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Shaefer Ashlock, 64, of Route 1, Hartsburg, died at Boone County Hospital at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. He was born July 31, 1913, in Boone County, son Douglas and Myrtle Burnette Ashlock. He was a member of Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church. He was a farmer and worked for the University of Missouri for the past 11 years. He married the former Brooxie Hunt, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Ashlock of New Bloomfield, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon West of Hartsburg, Rural, Mrs. Rex Taggart, Fayetteville, N.C.; 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Judith Pierce, Cortez, Colo; 1 stepson, Jack Whitworth, Ashland; 1 brother, Paul Ashlock of New Bloomfield; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Martin, Jefferson City, Mo., Betty Kujawka, Morton Grove, Ill., Mrs. Marie Mullings, Des Plains, Ill; 5 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren. 1 son preceded him in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Tichenor officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burnett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Lola Corinn Aston
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 3, 1982

Obit: Columbian Lola Corinn Aston, 75, died May 1, 1982, at Boone Hospital Center after a brief Illness. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lois Illingworth officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today until time for services. Aston was born Dec. 19, 1906, in Lincoln County to Roy and Gertrude See Aston. She lived most of her life in the St. Louis area and worked for many years in the office of General American Insurance Co. She moved to Columbia nine years ago. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Cytha O'Bannon of Columbia; one niece and four nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters.


Name of Deceased: Maurice Brown Atkinson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 9, 1993

Obit: Maurice Brown Atkinson, 89, of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 8, 1993, at Candlelight Terrace Apartments. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Columbia Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Jeffries officiating. There will be no visitation. Mr. Atkinson was born Aug. 9, 1904, in McCredie to Beverly Atkinson and Ophelia Brown Atkinson. He moved to Columbia in 1978 from St. Petersburg, Fla. He graduated from from the engineering school at the University of Missouri in 1928, worked for Wagner Electric from 1928 to 1969 and was employed as district manager of Wayne Electric, until he retired. He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a member of McCredie Methodist Church in McCredie. Survivors include two sisters, Ethelyne Graves of Dallas and Bernice Atkinson of Columbia; a niece; six nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorials are suggested to the McCredie Methodist Church or to the Callaway Historical Society in care of Parker Funeral Service.

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