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Obit: Alvin Jeffrey Quick, 20, of 2713 Braemore Road, died yesterday morning as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Foley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A delivery attendent with the University of Missouri production systems. Quick was born Oct. 8, 1960, the son of Alvin Lee and Elizabeth L. Johnson Quick. His father preceded him in death Nov. 19, 1980. Survivors include his mother; one brother Douglas Quick; two sisters, Sandi Lea Quick and Susan Juanita Quick, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Columbia; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hessefort, Fulton.
Obit: Alvin Lee Quick, 44, 2713 Braemore Road, died Wednesday at Columbia Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. John Foley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home until time of the service. He joined the Columbia Fire Department in 1970 and was promoted to his present rank of Fire Equipment Operator in 1973. Born in Calwood in 1935 to Alvin Clive and Edna J. Potts Quick, he married Elizabeth L. Johnson in Fulton in 1959, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Alvin Jeffery and Douglas Clark Quick, and two daughters, Sandi Lea and Susan Juanita Quick, all of the home; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hessefort of Fulton; and one brother, Curtis M. Quick of Columbia. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Obit: Charles Kenneth Quisenberry, 92, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Stuart House Nursing Home in Centralia. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Parker Funeral Service. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Charles was born May 28, 1918, to Charles C. and Ruth Kemper Quisenberry. Charles graduated from Hallsville High School in 1936 and attended barber college in Kansas City. After graduation, he returned to Columbia, where he barbered until 2005 with the exception of the time he spent in the Navy during World War II. Most of those years, he barbered at his own shop - Chalres Barber Shop. Charles was second class seaman, going to boot camp in Farragut, Idaho. He returned to Farrqagut and attended electrical school. From there, he was sent to Treasure Island, Calif., where he attended Gyro Compass School. He was then assigned to a transport ship, USS St. Mary's, at San Pedro, Calif. They carried soldiers to a number of islands; the one he talked about the most was the invasion of Okinawa. From there, they went for a load of soldiers preparing for the invasion of Japan. They were docked in the harbor near the USS Missouri during the signing of the Japanese surrender during World War II. Charles is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Johnson Quisenberry; a daughter, Bethel DeSpain and husband John DeSpain; a son Mark Quisenberry and wife Tara Quisenberry; a grandson, Joseph Quisenberry; a brother, S. D. Quisenberry and sister, Norma Stroupe. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and one brother. Donations can be made to Prairie Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member for 53 years, or Lighthouse Community Church.
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