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Mr. Coval D. Henderson passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:40 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2006, at Christian Health Care East. He was born Oct. 8, 1912, at Lead Mine, Mo., the oldest of six children born to Lemuel Edgar and Stella (Looney) Henderson. He was a resident of Springfield for 60 years. He worked as an over-the-rode driver. On May 8, 1939, he and Ruth Donley were united in marriage. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; sons, Gary Henderson, of Springfield, Jerald and Jan Henderson, of Nixa, and Philip and Cheryl Henderson, of Shawnee, Kan.; daughter, Debra Boehmler, of Branson; and son-in-law, Brook Boehmler, of Branson; grandchildren: Michael Henderson, Nixa; Patrick Henderson, Broken Arrow, Okla., Jeffrey Henderson, Overland Park, Kan.; Michele Close, Raytown, Mo.; Todd Boles, Russellville, Ark.; Steven Henderson, Ozark; Chelsea Bassham, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and Chad Boehmler, Branson; 10 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Coval held a special place in his heart for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many, and will always be remembered for his kindness and gentleness by those who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. No formal visitation is planned.
[Springfield News-Leader (MO) - January 29, 2000, Submitted by Peggy Thompson]


Name of Deceased: Eliza Franklin Hill
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Eliza Franklin Hill, daughter of William and Mary Slack, was born June 5, 1855, in Virginia, and died March 20, 1948, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizza Wilson, at Buffalo, Mo. She was 92 years, 9 months, and 15 days of age.
At the age of 3 or 4 years she came to Dallas county in an ox wagon with her parents and has made her home in Dallas county since that time.
November 18, 1870, she was united in marriage to Jim Bent Franklin and to them were born 7 daughters, and 4 sons. Her husband, 4 daughters, and 2 sons preceded her in death.
The surviving children are: Mrs. Lizza Wilson, Buffalo, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Swift, Long Lane, Mo.; Mrs. Tina Weeks, Long Beach, Calif.; Will Franklin, Windyville; and John Franklin, Lebanon, Mo.; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. George Deckard, of California.
Other survivors inclide: 22 granchildren, 28 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren, and many other relatives.
On December 27, 1900, she was united in marriage to W. H. Hill, who passed away about 24 years ago.
About 56 years ago she waas converted and baptized and joined the Free Will Baptist church at Mt. Zion.
Aunt Eliza was a good mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend. She lived a good christian life and was always ready to help anyone in time of need. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Eld. Lester Slack, Monday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at Benton Branch. Burial followed in the Benton Branch cemetery under direction of Montgomery-Vanghan Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Nancy J. Hill
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: June 18, 1908
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Hill---Died at her home nine miles east of Buffalo, at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, after an extended illnes with dropsy, Nancy J. Hill, beloved companion of Wash Hill, aged 57 years, 10 months, and 28 days. The deceased was on of the best known and most highly respected ladies of Wilson township and her death is generally mourned. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church and her Christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close. Through all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way; her faith in God never wavered. She leaves a companion and seven children, all girls, who have the sympathy of all. A short funeral service was conducted by Rev. Brasier, at the family residence Saturday afternoon at the close of which, the remains were conveyed to the family burying ground and ther interred for their long rest.


Name of Deceased: Sarah Ann Hill
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: April 28, 1949
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Sarah Ann Smith, daughter of Aaron and Betsy Ann Smith, was born March 26, 1864, at Galesburg, Ill., and departed this life at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oma Phillips, Kansas City, Kan., April 25, 1949.
She was married to William Columbus Hill in 1885. To this union were born 10 children, six girls and four boys, six having preceded her in death.
Surviving are Mrs. Lettie Ann Spradley, Kansas City, Mo., Oma Phillips, Kansas City, Kans., John Hill, Elkland, and Jesse Hill, Independence, Mo.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, and one brother, Henry Smith, Long Lane.
When a small girl she moved with her parents to Dallas county where she spent the rest of her life.
Funeral services were held at 3:15 p. m. Tuesday at the L. B. Jones & Son Funeral home with Lester Slack offficiating. Burial was in the Hill cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones & Son.


Name of Deceased: Washington Hill
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: The subject of this sketch, Washington Hill, was born in Dallas county, Mo., Jan. 23, 1845, and died at his home eight miles southeast of Buffalo June 20, 1918, aged 73 years, 6 months and 28 days.
October 23, 1865 he was married to Amanda Hill. To this union were born six children, 3 boys and 3 girls. Four of the children and their mother preceded him down the valley. October 15, 1876 he was married to Nancy E. Breshears. Seven children were born of this union, all girls and all survive and were present at the end. Mrs. Hill died in 1908.
In May 1901 he united with the Free Baptist church at Mr. Zion, and lived a faithful christian life in Dallas county and all but 5 years within 1/2 mile of were he was born and buried. Interment in the Hill cemetery. Names and addresses of the children follow: W. C. Hill, Mrs. Lydia Gaunt, Mrs. Laviona Gaunt, Mrs. Francis Triplett, and Mrs. Rosa Christian all of Long Lane, Mo., Mrs. Stella Harrel of Kansas City; Mrs. Bettie Dean of Phillipsburg and Mrs. Alta Blankenship of Buffalo.
He enlisted in the army in 1863 and served 86 days. Had a discharge of disability. He never received a pension.


Name of Deceased: William Columbus Hill
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: November 27, 1947
Submitters Name: Unknown

Obit: William Columbus Hill, son of Washington and Amanda Hill, was born August 7, 1866, and died suddenly at his home east of Buffalo November 22, 1947. He was 81 years, 3 months, and 15 days old.
On September 20, 1884, he was married to Sarah A. Smith. To this union 10 children were born, 6 daughters and 4 sons. Six of them preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his death his wife; 2 sons and 2 daughters, John Hill, Elkland, Jesse Hill, Independence, Mo., Lettie Deckard, Kansas City, Mo., and Oma Phillips, Kansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 5 half-sisters. His parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother preceded him in death.
He professed a hope in Christ about 50 years ago and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist church. He attended church whenever possible. He was a loving father and was loved by all who knew him.
Rev. J. D. Gilliam conducted funeral services Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the Jones & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hill cemetery under direction of Jones & Son.


Name of Deceased: James William Hinkle
Newspaper: The Buffalo Reflex
Date: Oct. 25, 1951
Submitter: Robert King

Obit: James William Hinkle, son of Giddeon and Emma Hinkle was born July 7, 1872 at Polktown, Missouri and departed from this life at Kansas City, Kansas October 19, 1951 at the age of 79 years,4 months and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Polly Ann West June 2, 1900 and to this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. He was preceded in death by his wife and one son, George. He is survived by his daughter, Hattie Miller of Louisburg, Missouri, 3 sons, Oliver of Corder, Missouri; Lester of Warrensburg, Missouri and Dewey of Kansas City, Kansas; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 5 brothers, Enoch of Arizona; Francis of New Jersey; Earnest of Oklahoma; Harley of California and Bruce of New Mexico, a host of friends and neighbors. Most of his life, except for the past 13 years, was spent in Dallas County, Mo. He was united with the Mission Ridge Baptist Church at an early age. He was a good husband, father and neighbor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His death followed a short illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Leonard Miller at Mission Ridge at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 1951. Burial was in Mission Ridge cemetery under the direction of L. B. Jones and Son of Buffalo, Missouri. The family wishes to express their thanks to everyone for their assistance given in this time of sorrow.


 

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