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Name of Deceased: Mandy E. Gann
Date: February 1942
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: The death angel has again visited our community and taken from our midst our oldest citizen and mother, Mrs. Mandy E. Gann, who passed away at her rural home home 7 miles west of Conway, Wednesday evening, February 4 at 4:30 at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was born in Taney County, Missouri, August 18, 1860, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Alley.
In her early life she was converted and united with the Baptist Church and at the time of her death was a charter member of the Green Mountain Baptist Church.
She was united in marriage to James M. Gann, November 12, 1876, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary November 12, 1926. About five years ago Uncle Jim preced her in death. To this union ten children were born, three daughters dying in infancy. The seven living children are four sons, Willis, Francis and Elic of Conway and Lee of Dardonelle, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Thurman of Conway, Mrs. Rebecca Jane Wilkerson of Springfield and Mrs. Clara Blankenship of the home; 47 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Floyd of Bradleyville, Missouri.
Aunt Mandy is the last of the three Alley sisters that married three Gann brothers and the three couples lived on adjoining farms and all will be in the same cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
Despite her advanced age of 81 she was very active with her home and church work and her sweet voice will long be remembered of her singing, her Christian talks and her prayers she has offered in behalf of her loved ones.
Aunt Mandy had been ill since shortly after Christmas but she was willing and ready to go as she said to a niece a few days before her passing, "Oh, the joy, joy, joy of going on."
Funeral services were conducted at Green Mountain Church, Friday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. by Elder Alvie E. Keith. Interment was in Green Mountain Cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones. Pall bearers were her grandsons: Clifford Gann, Wilford Gann, Herbert Gann, Sherman Gann, Ted Thurman and Lowell Thurman. Flower girls were granddaughters: Virginia Gann, Pauline Blankenship, Marjorie Burgard, Violetta Wilkerson, Lois Butler and Elermine Wilkerson.


Name of Deceased: Ada Jane Gower
Date: September 1950
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Ada Jane Gower, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Moreland was born February 15, 1885 and passed away September 18, 1950, at the age of 65 years, seven months and three days.
She was married to W. L. Gower February 3, 1907. To this union were born eight children all of whom survive.
She was converted in 1915 and united with the Elkland Methodist Church, later moving her membership to the Antioch Methodist Church.
She is survived by her companion, Will, of the home; Johnnie of Conway, Russell of Elkland, Kelley of Valley Jo, California, Pauline Jochem of Oakland, California, Vivian Lee of Salen, Ohio, Olvin of Elkland, Hubert of Springfield, and Lena Barrett of Springfield; seven sisters, Etta Beck of Lebanon, Ida Noland of Conway, Cara Walkerson of Nevada, Martha Marlin of Conway and Lucy Gower, Bobbs, New Mexico. One sister, Dora passed away May 9, 1950. Nineteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was a faithful companion and loving mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Thorpe Church by Ercel Carter. Burial was under direction of L. B. Jones and Son Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Etta Estella Graves
Date: June 1949
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Ettie Estella Platt, daughter of Samuel H. and Rachel A. Platt, was born near Onarga, Illinois, May 30,1872, and departed this life June 2, 1949, at the age of 77 years and three days.
Her parents and family moved from Illinois to Dallas County when she was 8, and she spent the remainder of her life in the same community.
She was converted early in life and joined the Antioch Methodist Church. On September 12, 1943, she became a member of the Thorpe Baptist Church, where her membership remained.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vena Hendricks, McAllen, Texas; one son, Rev. Lawrence Graves, Elkland; three grandchildren, Mrs. Leona Hall, McAllen, Texas and Robert and Clayton Graves, Elkland; one great granddaughter, Mrs. Betty Mallory, who is on Okinawa; three great great grandchildren, Ronnie, Betty B., and Sandra Mallory; four step children, J. A. Graves, John Graves and Mrs. Rose Snodgrass all of Elkland and E. C. Graves of California and a large number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Thorpe Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, with Rev. W. T. McTeer, Springfield, officiating. Burial was in McGee Cemetery under the direction of Marshfield Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Amanda Ruth Green
Date: October 1946
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Amanda Ruth Green, daughter of Jack and Exona Gaunt, was born April 14, 1875, near Harrison, Arkansas, and departed this life October 19, 1946, at her home near Buffalo, Missouri, at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 5 days.
She was married to W. C. Green November 29, 1896. To this union were born eleven chlidren. One daughter, Mrs. Dona Pitts, preceded her in death in August, 1944. Those surviving are Mrs. Lura Baker, Long Lane, Mrs. Flora DeBonis, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Harvey of Wachulla, Florida, Haden and Hobert of North Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Letta Stewart of Eureka, Kansas, Mrs. Eugenia Ownby, Red Top, Mrs. Marie Anglin and Lester of Marshall, Missouri and Bertram of the home. Besides the above named children she leaves 32 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, H. F. Gaunt, Buffalo and C. D. Gaunt, Long Lane and a host of other relatives and friends.
She accepted her Saviour in early womanhood and united with the New Prospect Church and remained a faithful member until death. Aunt Amanda, as she was called, was a loving mother and kind to everyone.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lester Slack 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo, Sunday, October 20. Burial followed in Prairie Grove Cemetery under direction of Montgomery-Vaughan Funeral Home.


 

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