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Elisha Burgess
Bert Burgess

Double funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Stoutland Christian Church for brothers who died less than 24 hours apart. The services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Knight, assisted by Rev. Jack Clark.  Special songs were by Mrs. Henry Clark, who sang "Lead Kindly Light," and "Abide With Me." Burial was in the city cemetery in Stoutland under the direction of Evans funeral home. Elisha Burgess, 82, was born in 1869 and died Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22.  His brother, Bert was 76 years old, and was born in 1875.  His death occurred at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Elisha Burgess is survived by a son, Alvin, of Fullerton, California, and two grandchildren.  A daughter, Freda, preceded him in death.  He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Bert Burgess had never married and had spent most of his life in the home of his brother, who cared for him in a wonderful way, as Bert has been blind for several years.  The brothers died at their home in Stoutland, where they had spent most of their life. [Unknown newspaper, c. 1951; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck)

Dr. Dwight Oren Creach
Pocahontas, AR--Dr. Creach, Pocahontas veterinarian
Dr. Dwight Oren Creach, 53, of Route 4, Pocahontas, died quite unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 8, 1982.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at Randolph County Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. A graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, he held a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.  Dr. Creach purchased Pocahontas Veterinary Clinic in 1965 and for the past 17 years had served a large portion of Northeast Arkansas in the practice of veterinary science. An avid sportsman, Dr. Creach was known throughout this area as a dedicated coon hunter, and owner of well-trained Registered Coon Hounds. Born April 22, 1929 in Macks Creek, Mo., he was a son of the late Lester Hugh and Lena Christina Bonner Creach.  He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Melba Perrin Creach of the home; three sons, Michael and Randall Creach of Fayetteville and Jason Creach of the home; a daughter, Miss Beverly Creach, also of the home; four brothers, Ormal Creach of Columbia, Mo., Alva Creach of Warrensburg, Mo., Cloyd Creach of Macks Creek, Mo., and Lowell Creach of Nebraska; two sisters, Mrs. Gwendolen Whitley of Williamston, N. C. and Mrs. Marjorie Moore of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Cecil Wilson and Bob Adams officiating.  Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. [Pocahontas Star Herald, Aug 12, 1982; contributed by Freda Roberts]

Ada Drake
Mrs. Ada (Williams) Drake, 77, of Lebanon and Stoutland died today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mervin, Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Stoutland, conducted by the Rev. Nathan Copeland of Lebanon.  Burial under the direction of Holman Funeral Home will be in the Honey cemetery at Stoutland. Survivors included three daughters: Mrs. Ruth Mervin, Kansas City; Mrs. Mildred Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Mrs Maude Metcalf, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Glen Drake of Lebanon and Clarence Drake of Niles, Mich.  She also leaves two sisters, 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. [Unknown newspaper, c. 1955; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck)

Washington Lykins
a farmer of Camden County, Missouri, committed suicide Sunday by shooting himself through the head.
Source: The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo, Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 24, 1889

Dora Wilson
Services for Dora (Young) Wilson, 84, Stoutland were held Aug. 1, at Stoutland Christian Church, with the Rev. Frank Loehr officiating. Music was provided by the Rev. Lindel Vawter. Escorts were Bert Darling, Gene Burgess, Kenneth Whitcomb, Herbert Sadler, Junior and David Young. Burial was in the Stoutland Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Palmer-Pickering Funeral Home. Dora, daughter of Wallace Wesley and Amanda Boyer Young, was born Jan. 1, 1901 near Panora, Iowa and died July 28, 1985 at the Pulaski County Hospital in Waynesville. When a young girl her family moved to the Camden County area. Here she met and married John Henry Wilson. She helped her husband on their farm. They moved to Dixon, living there until his death in February of 1953. She worked in Richland until her retirement, moving to Stoutland 18 years ago. She enjoyed crocheting and piecing quilts, having tried to make a quilt for each great-grandchild. Having been baptized into Christ at an early age, she was a member of the Stoutland Christian Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers and her husband. Survivors include a son, Ralph of Route 5, Lebanon; and a daughter, Josephine Alexander, St. James; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. [Unknown newspaper; c. 1985; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]

James William Wilson
Funeral services were held on Wednesday for James William Wilson, 73, who died Tuesday morning March 19, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Holman.  He had been seriously ill since November. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Honey Cemetery, east of Stoutland, where the body was laid by that of his wife 23 May of last year. He was born 30 Jan 1862 on a farm on Bear Creek.  He married Rebecca McComas forty-two years ago. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Ida Cromer and Mrs. Letha Holman of Lebanon, Henry Wilson of Stoutland, and Mrs. Lillie Young, Camdenton, one brother, John Alfred Wilson, Stoutland and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Lyons of Stoutland, Mrs. Mollie Clark of Webb City and Mrs. Dora Shears of CA  [Unknown newspaper; c. 1935; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]

John Henry Wilson
John Henry Wilson, son of James and Rebecca Wilson, was born Nov 21, 1897 in Laclede County, near Stoutland, and passed away at Dixon, Mo. Feb. 2, 1953 at the age of 55 years, 2 mos. and 12 days.  He spent most of his life in and around Stoutland.  He had been an employee of the Frisco Railroad for the past 10 years and was working when he passed away. On Jan. 6, 1921 he was united in marriage to Dora Young of Stoutland, and to this union was born two children – Ralph of Stoutland and Mrs. Bill Alexander of Lebanon. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, son and daughter, 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters of Lebanon; 2 cousins – Mrs. Geo. McGinty and Paul McCommis of St. Louis.  His mother, father, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Smart of Lebanon, were held at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Dixon, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 4, with interment in Stoutland cemetery. [Unknown newspaper; c. 1953; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]
Funeral At Dixon For John H. Wilson, Father of Mrs. Alexander
Lebanon R.R. 20 Feb 1953:  Funeral services were held at the Gilbert Funeral home at Dixon at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, for John Henry Wilson, 55, who died at noon Feb. 2 in Dixon. The Rev. Cecil Smart, pastor of the Second Baptist church, Lebanon, conducted services.  Burial was in the Stoutland cemetery. John Henry Wilson was born November 21, 1897 in Laclede county, near Stoutland.  He was a son of James and Rebecca Wilson.  He spent most of his life in and near Stoutland. Mr. Wilson had been an employee of the Frisco railroad for the past 10 years, and was working at the time of his death. On January 26, 1931, he was united in marriage to Dora Young of Stoutland, and to them were born twin children, Ralph of Stoutland, and Mrs. Bill Alexander of Lebanon. Early in life he professed his faith and united with the Eureka Baptist church. Survivors include his wife of the home, one son, on daughter, five grandchildren, three sisters of Lebanon, two cousins, Mrs. G. McGinty and Paul McCommas of St. Louis.  His father, mother two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. (Richland Mirror, 12 Feb 1953. Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck)

Ralph Robert Wilson
Ralph Robert Wilson, son of John Henry and Dora Young Wilson, was born in Stoutland, Missouri on October 14, 1921, and departed this life June 16, 1998 at his home near Lebanon. On January 17, 1942, Ralph was united in marriage with Ada May Drake, and to this union two sons, and four daughters were born, all surviving.  His wife Ada May passed away November 14, 1978. Ralph entered the United States Army in 1942, and was Honorably Discharged on November 23, 1943. Ralph was employed with the Frisco Railroad and later with Civil Service at Fort Leonard Wood, as an armored truck driver. On August 17, 1947, Ralph professed his faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized and became a member of the Stoutland Christian Church under the ministry of Rev. Charles Davis.  He was also a member of the American Legion in Stoutland. He is survived by two sons, Henry and Bill Wilson, both of Lebanon; four daughters, Donna Darling and Delores Burgess, both of Lebanon, Roberta Whitcomb of Austin, Texas and Elizabeth Wilson of Springfield, Missouri; one sister Josephine Alexander of St. James, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends. Ralph is also preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter, Jamie Sadler. Interment, Stoutland Cemetery, Colonial Funeral Chapels [Unknown newspaper, c. June 1998; Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]

Rebecca Wilson
Mrs. Rebecca (McCommis) Wilson was born near Stoutland, MO on January 28, 1861.  She died May 22 at her home near Sleeper.  She was married to W J Wilson on May 21, 1890. To the union eight children were born.  Three died in infancy.  She is survived by her husband and five children, Mrs. Ida Cromer near Lebanon, Mrs. Lillie Young of Camdenton, Mrs. Letha Wilson of the home address who is an invalid. She also leaves ten grandchildren and two brothers and one sister, Joe McCommis and Mrs. Elmon Lee of Stoutland and Marion McCommis of Texas County. She was a loving wife and mother and kind neighbor.  She was loved by all who knew her.  She will be sadly missed in the home.  Burial was that the Honey Cemetery near Stoutland beside the children. [Lebanon Rustic, 14 June 1934. Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]

Sidney Frederick Wilson
Sidney Frederick Wilson, IV, son of Sidney F. "Pete" Wilson, III and Sherry Louise Wilson, was born August 4, 1981, in Lebanon, Missouri. He departed this life Thursday, May 12, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident, near Stoutland, Missouri, at the age of twenty-three years, nine months, and eight days. On December 3, 1999, he was united in marriage to Deidre Watson, and to this union two sons were born. Sidney is survived by his wife, Deidre, of Lebanon, Missouri; two sons, Sidney F. Wilson, V, and Benjamin Michael Wilson, both of Lebanon, Missouri; his parents, Sidney "Pete" and Sherry Wilson, of Stoutland, Missouri; a sister, Peggy McClure, of Stoutland, Missouri; a number of nieces and nephews; his maternal grandparents, Henry and Peggy Wilson, of Stoutland, Missouri; his paternal grandfather, Richard Wilson, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; his paternal grandmother, Fay Wilson, of Lynchburg, Virginia; his paternal great-grandmother, Adola Wilson, of Mason City, Iowa; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends. He was raised in the Stoutland, Missouri area and attended Stoutland Schools. He worked in the construction business with his father for several years, and then drove a truck before taking his current job at Bear Trailer Company. He was very active in the Stoutland community and was particularly involved with the Stoutland Fire Department. Sidney made his profession of faith in Christ on September 24, 1995, and was baptized on October 1, 1995. He liked sports, especially basketball and baseball, and enjoyed listening to country music and dancing. He also liked cars of all kinds. He lived life to the fullest, was a bit of a rebel, and enjoyed being with people. Sidney will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends. We celebrate his life and all that he accomplished in his short lifetime and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in the Holman-Howe Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Sleeper, Missouri. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 - 5:30 p.m. under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri. [Unknown newspaper, c. May 2005, Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]

Wallace Wesley Young
Wallace Wesley Young, 92, of Stoutland died 17 July in Lebanon.
Funeral services were held at the Stoutland Baptist church Thursday 20 (21?) July. Mrs. Doris Smith was the soloist and was accompanied at the piano by Helen Jennins. Interment was in the Stoutland cemetery with Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in charge of services.  Escorts were Bill Alexander, Robert Young, Ralph Wilson, Johnny Clark, Johnny Kilmer and Glen Kilmer. Wallace Young, son of Issac and Loretta young was born 28 January 1869 in Three Rivers, Michigan.  At the age of 13 he moved with his parents to Iowa. In 1890 he was united in marriage with Amanda Boyer and to this union three sons and one daughter was born.  About 1890 he was converted and baptized uniting with the Bunkard Brethren Church in Panora, Iowa. He moved with his family in 1907 to the Stoutland community to make their home. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dora Wilson of Richland, Albert Young of Lebanon, Joseph Young, Richland and Moses (?) Young who resides in Washington, 20(?) grandchildren and 30 (great?) grandchildren.  He also leaves several nieces and nephews.  [Unknown newspaper, c. July 1961, Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck. This was transcribed from a photocopy of the newspaper clipping that was difficult to read. Any thing followed by (?) was on the page fold and is not quite identifiable.  There is a (great?) I am assuming that this might be a missing word in the text.]

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