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Name of Deceased: Alva Ruth Walker
Newspaper: The Buffalo Reflex
Date: Oct. 25, 1951
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Alva Walker, 68, of Mt. Vernon, wife of the Rev. Virgil Walker, pastor of the First Christian Church, died in her home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday following a long illness. Mrs. Walker was a member of Mt. Vernon First Christian Church of WCTU and Eastern Star. Surviving besides her husband , the Reverend Walker, are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Sallee of Springfield and Mrs. Phyllis McCall of Oklahoma City; three sons, Howard Walker of West Plains, Roland Walker of Houston, Texas, and John Walker of Greenfield; ten grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Addie Roberts of Los Angeles. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Mt. Vernon First Christian Church, with ministers of the Mt. Vernon Ministerial Alliance officiating. A second service was held Wednesday in First Christain Church in Buffalo, with the Rev. Ardra Walker of Corpus Christi, Texas officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. V. Day. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery at Buffalo, under the direction of Max L. Fossett of Mt. Vernon.


Iris Virginia Wilkerson, 81
BUFFALO - Mrs. Iris Virginia Wilkerson, Buffalo, a homemaker, died at 2:10 a.m. Friday in Colonial Springs Care Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Tunas.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
[Springfield News-Leader (MO) - January 29, 2000, Submitted by Peggy Thompson]


Name of Deceased: Angeline Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: The subject of this sketch, Mrs. George Williams, (Nee Wingo) died at her home seven miles southeast of Buffalo Sunday afternoon, April 16, 1911, after long illness from dropsy. She was fifty-five years of age, having been born in January 1856. She was a very worthy christian lady who possessed many friends who unite in sympathy with the bereaved husband and children. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Drumwright, pastor of the Baptist church at Buffalo, at Mt. Pleasant church Monday and the body was there laid to rest.


Name of Deceased: Arminda Elizabeth Slack Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Armind Elizabeth Slack, daughter of J. D. and Livona Slack was born near Long Lane, Mo. September 18, 1877 and departed this life at her home in Long Lane at 6:00 p.m., September 13, 1951 being at the time of her departure 73 years, 11 months and 26 days.
She was united in marriage to G. B. Williams, November 19, 1893 and to this union 3 sons and 7 daughters were born. One daughter, Ruby died at the age of 10 months.
Surviving is her companion, G. B. Williams and the following children: Mrs. Leta Barclay, Buffalo, Mo.; Mrs. May Wing, Emporia, Kan.; Mr. Frank Williams, Emporia, Kan.; Mr. Ray Williams, Buffalo, Mo.; Mr. Clyde Williams, Emporia, Kan.; Mrs. Flora Smith, Long Lane, Mo.; Mrs. Leah Bennett, Long Lane, Mo.; Mrs. Enola Belle Place, Pendleton, Ore.; Mrs. Ruth Scott, St. Louis, Mo.; and 6 brothers and 2 sisters: W. A. Slack, Emporia, Kan.; J. A. Slack, Buffalo, Mo.; L. M. Slack, Council Grove, Kan.; J. W. Slack, Emporia, Kan.; L. A. Slack, Long Lane, Mo.; C. E. Slack, Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Myrtle Flinn, Warrenton, Ore.; Mrs. Belle Shattuck, Pittsburg, Kan.; 30 grand children and 21 great-grand children and a host of relatives and friends.
She was converted in early life and united with the Free Will Baptist church at Mt. Zion near Long lane and lived a faithful Christian until the end.
She had been bedfast since February 3, 1949 and had borne her suffering with great patience and kindness and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted at the Long Lane Christian church, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 1951 by Rev. George Sturdevant and interment followed in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of Jones & Son.


Name of Deceased: Columbus Patterson Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: September 21, 1953
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Columbus Patterson Williams, 74 a deacon in the Baptist church since he was 17 years old, died at noon Saturday, September 16, 1933, in his home at 422 Cherry street, Springfield of an illness which began when he suffered a stroke of paralysis three monthes ago.
Mr. Williams, a native of Dallas county, was formerly judge of the Dallas county court and was widely known here and worked as a carpenter in Springfield.
Church work was his chief interest. Besides his long service as a deacon, Mr. Williams had served as a Sunday School teacher, and was superintendent of the Mr. Pleasant Sunday School in this county for many years. He joined the Grant Avenue Baptist church upon moving to Springfield and was elected deacon there, serving until the time of his death. he was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cordelia Williams, of the home; seven children, Mrs. Nell M. Elsey and Hosea Williams of Springfield, Mosea Williams of Seattle, Wash., W. P. Williams of Willow Springs, Mrs. Paul Newhouse, Frontier, Saskatchawan, Canada, Ira L. Williams of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. J. Lynn Drummond, Warrensburg; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers also survive Mr. Williams. They are G. B. M. Williams and R. H. Williams of Charilty.
Funeral services were at 11 o'clock Monday morning in the Grant Avenue Baptist church, Springfield, with the reverend T. H. Wiles, pastor, offficating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant cemetery in this county.


Name of Deceased: Elias C. Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: November 6, 1947
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Elias C. Williams, son of George and Angeline Williams, was born June 5, 1876, six miles southeast of Buffalo.
He was united in marriage to Minnie Beck May 30, 1897. To this union one son was born, Lelan Williams. One granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Gower, and one great grandson, Bobby Gower, survive, and the devoted wife.
He had four brothers and two sisters. Of this number three brothers and two sisters survive, namely, George W., Edward and Green Williams, Mrs. Pearl Hawley, and Mary Cline. One brother preceded him in death.
He united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church in 1910 in a revival meeting conducted by the Rev. Drumright. He later united with the First Baptist church of Buffalo where he remained a faithful member.
Mr. & Mrs. Williams lived on a farm six miles southeast of Buffalo until the year 1914 when they moved to Buffalo and entered into the hardware business.
Mr. Williams had been in business in Buffalo continuously from 1914 to 1942 when he retired and operated and supervised his farms and stock which he prided very highly.
Mr. Williams passed away at the home in Buffalo Tuesday, October 28, 1947, at 3:30 p. m. after being in failing health for the past three years.
He is survived by the previously named relatives and a number of nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Michalkowsky, assisted by Leonard Miller at the Jones & Son Funeral home on Thursday, October 30, 1947, at 2:00 p. m. Burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of Jones & Son.


Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Routh Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Mrs. Elizabeth Routh Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Routh, was born in Dallas County near Charity Nov. 16, 1878 and departed his life from her home in Buffalo Feb. 3, 1939 at the age of 60 years, 2 months and 17 days.
She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of her birth and lived all of her life in Dallas county, except five years spent in Springfield, Mo.
In July 1898, she was united in marriage to Geo. W. Williams. For forty years they walked life's way together. To them were born three children all of whom survive and all were at her beside when life departed. They are Claud, of Buffalo, Ralph and Herbert of Kansas City, Mo.
She professed faith in Christ in the year 1900 and united with the Charity Baptist Church, later she united with First Baptist Church of Buffalo, where she remained a member.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband the above named children, one grandson, George Richard Williams, 8 brothers, John of Roundup, Mont.; Charley, of Los Angles, Calif., Jake, of Kingman, Kansas, James, of Los Angles, Calif., Bert, of Louisburg, Mo.; Walter, of Carthage, Mo.; Howard, of Charity, Mo., 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Diehl, of Elkland, Mo., Mrs. Alma Baker and Mrs. Elsie Agerter, of Charity, Mo., her stepmother, Mrs. F. M. Routh, of Charity, Mo., and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev J. E. Jackson assisted by Rev. E. H. Michalkowsky Sunday, February 5, 1939, at the First Baptist Church. Interment in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: George W. Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Geo. W. Williams, Sr., was born in Dallas county, Mo., February 5, 1854 and departed life from his home in Buffalo, Mo., on March 30, 1930 at the age of 76 years 1 month and 25 days.
He was reared and spent his entire life in the county of his birth, living parctically all of his life in the same vicinity.
He was united in marriage to miss Angeline Wingo. Seven children were born to them, all of whom survive. His companion preceded him in death, departing this life about nineteen years ago.
His second marriage was to Mrs. Mary Parnell August 15, 1912. She survives him.
He professed a faith in Christ and united with the Mt. Pleasant church when he was about 30 years ofd. He was an active member serving the church for years as clerk and superintendent of the Sunday School.
He moved to Buffalo about ten years ago where he resided until his death. He had been confined to his bed for five weeks preceding his death. All that love and skill could do was done for him during his sickness.
He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, the following children: Green Williams, Long Lane; Elias and G. W. Williams, Buffalo; Albert Williams, Long Lane, Mrs. Mary Cline, Charity, Mrs. Pearl Hawley, St. Joseph; and Ed Williams of Moor Park, Calif; three brothers, G. B. M. Williams, Charity; C. P. Williams, Springfield; and R. H. Williams, Charity; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant church, conducted by Rev. J. E. Jackson, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at that place under direction of the Teegarden Furniture and Undertaking.


Name of Deceased: George W. Williams, Jr.
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: February 22, 1951
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: George W. Williams, son of George W. Sr. and Angeline Williams, was born in Dallas county May 4, 1878 and died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Buffalo February 14, 1951 at the age of 72 years, 8 months, and 10 days.
He grew to manhood in the vicinilty of Charity and lived all of his life in Dallas county, except about five yers spent in Springfield.
In July 1898 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Routh. To this union were born three sons, all of whom survive. They are Claude of Buffalo, Ralph and Herbert of Kansas City.
Elizabeth passed away February 3, 1939. Later he was married to Tennie Routh, who was with him at the time of his passing.
He professed faith in Christ early in life uniting with the Mt., Pleasant Baptist church, later to the Baptist church of Buffalo, serving as a deacon for 24 years and has served as chairman of the board of trustees for many years.
He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, the above named children, one grandson, George Richard, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Myrtle Pendagraph and six step grandchildren of San Jose, Calif., two brothers, Green of Long Lane, Edd of Moorpark, Calif., two sisters, Mary Cline of Conway and Pearl Hawley of St. Joseph, and many other relatives and friends.
Services were held February 18, 1951 at the First Batist church with J. E. Jackson officiating, assisted by E. H. Michalkowsky. Burial followed in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones and Son Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Green Berry Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Green Berry Williams born July 18, 1874, departed this life December 27, 1952 at the home of his daughter, May Wing, Emporia, Kansas at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 9 days.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arminda Elizabeth, and one daughter Ruby.
He is survived by one brother, Ed Williams, of Moorepark, Calif. and two sisters, Mary Cline, Elkland, Mo., and Pearl Hawley of St. Joseph, Mo.
He is also survived by 9 children: Leta Barclay, Buffalo, Mo., May Wing, Emporia, Kan., Frank Williams, Emporia, Kan., Ray Williams, Buffalo, Mo., Clyde Williams, Emporia, Kan., Flora Smith, Long Lane, Mo., Enola Belle Place, Pendleton, Oregon, and Ruth Scott, St. Louis, Mo.
There are also 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
He was a native of Dallas county and professed his faith in christ at an early age and attended Long Lane Christian church.
He was a kind and loving husband and father and he will be sadly missed by his many friends and relatives.
Funeral services were conducted at the Long Lane Christian church December 30, 1952 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Headings officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Green Berry Mitchell Williams
Newspaper: Dallas County Republican
Date: February 18, 1937
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: G. B. M. Williams was born July 12th, 1858, and died Feb. 14th, 1937, being at the time of his death 79 years, 7 months and 2 days old. He was united in marriage to Melissa Jane Skaggs. To this union 8 children were born, 3 of them, Laura, Billie, and Ruthie preceded him in death.
His companion too, preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1935. He was married to Mary Sharp April 5, 1936. He leaves to mourn his passing one brother, R. H. Williams, of Elkland, 5 children, John T. of Everett, Washington, Chas. H. of Buffalo, Roy L., of Holyoke, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Lizzie Dowell, of La Habra California, Mrs. Esther Jones, of Seminole, Oklahoma, 26 grand children, 6 great grand children and a numer of other relatives and friends.
He was converted at an early age and united with the Mt. Pleasant church where he remained a faithful member until his death. He was such a devoted christian and always looked to God to help him in every thing.
"Uncle Mitch" as he was known, was loved by everyone who knew him. He always had a smile for everyone and throughout all his life was cheerful. Many hearts will be saddened at his passing. He has gone to meet his Savior in Heaven.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant Church Feb. 15, conducted by Rev. J. E. Jackson and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery there under direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: John J. Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: June 16, 1913
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: This week we are called upon again to chronicle he death of an aged citizen of our county, Jno. J. Williams, who entered into rest at his home near Long Lane at 5:00 a. m., Saturday Jan. 11, 1913.
John J. Williams was born in Pulaski county, Mo., October 1, 1836, being at the time of death 76 years, 3 months and 10 days of age. In early manhood he was married to Codrelia Morgan.
To this union three children were born, a son who died in infancy and two girls who live to mourn his passing. In 1865 he was married to Dorcus Cheek which union was blest with two children one of whom is living.
Mr. Williams had lived in Dallas county for many years and was generally recognized as an industrious, honorably citizen.
Funeral services and interment were held at the Hill cemetery at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, the 12th.


Name of Deceased: Melissa Jane Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Mrs. G. B. M. Williams, age nearly 80 years, died Wednesday morning, November 20, 1935, a her home in Mr. Pleasant community, after a short illness.
She was a native of Dallas county and spent most of her life here.
Among those surviving are her companion; three sons, John T. of Everett, Wash., Chas. H. of Buffalo, and Roy L. of Canada; two daughters, Lizzie Dowell of Willow Springs, and Esta Jones of Seminole, Okla; many other relatives and friends.
She has been a devoted member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church since girlhood. Her funeral will be conducted at that church Friday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. J. E. Jackson. Burial will follow there under direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Tennessee Beatrice Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: May 27, 1971
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Mrs. Tennessee Beatrice Williams, daughter of the late John W. and Loucilda (Foust) Brashears, was born in Lawrence County, Missouri on April 12, 1881 and departed this life on Thursday morning, May 20, 1971 in the Happy Haven lodge where she had ben a patient for two weeks. She was at the time of her passing 90 years, one month and 8 days of age.
She was united in marriage to Lloyd Routh in 1897 and to this union was born three children, one of whom survives her. Mr. Routh preceded her in death in 1924. She was later married to Mr. George Williams in 1939. Mr. and Mrs. Williams resided in Buffalo where they owned and operated a variety store. Mr. Williams preceded her in death in 1953.
Tennie, as she was known to her many friends and neighbors professed her faith in Christ as her Savior early in life and at the time of her passing was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Tennie loved her Lord and attended services as long as her health would permit.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ardis and one son who passed away in infancy, two brothers and six sisters; one grandson and one great granddaughter.
She leaves in her passing one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Pendergrath, San Jose, California; six granchildren; 15 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1971 in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Pence officiating. The quartet, of Mrs. Fern Bruffett. Dan Bruffett, Susie Harriman and David Harriman sang "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Sweet Bye And Bye," accompanied by Mrs. Lynda Pence, organist. Escorts were: Frank Woodruff, Herbert Scott, Jess Hackler, Alfred Tucker, Elton Newman and Claude Fransham. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Cantlon Funeral Home of Buffalo.


Name of Deceased: William Albert Williams
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: December 22, 1938
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: William Albert Williams, son of George and Angeline Williams, was born July 16, 1880, and departed this life December 16, 1939 (1938), at the age of 58 years, and 5 months at the Springfield Baptist Hospital at 9 a. m.
In the year of 1898 he was united in marriage to Minnie Knighten. To this union was born 11 children; 5 died in infancy. The following who survive are; Abb, Harry and Earnest, of Elkland, Mo., Roscoe, of Modesta, California. Gertie Marlin, of Rich Hill, Mo. and Madge of the home address.
He is also survived by four brother and two sisters also 12 grandchldren.
He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at the prospect Church and later united with the Mt. Pleasnt Baptist Church.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 18, at 11 a. m. at Mt. Pleasant by Rev. Lester Slack. Burial there under direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Floyd Columbus Wingo
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: May 6, 1943
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Floyd Columbus Wingo, son of Asberry and Angeline Wingo, was born in Dallas county March 30, 1890, and passed away at his home at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, April 27, 1943, being the age at the time of his death 53 years and 28 days.
He was united in marriage to Frona Davison February 11, 1913. To this unon three children were born, two sons and one daughter, namely Elmo, Cleo and Lucille.
He professed a hope in Christ in early manhood and united with the Mt. Pleasant church and to the time of his death he proved to be a faithful member of his church.
Floyd was a loving companion and a kind father. He was a good honest friend to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Tommy, George, Lee and Will. He leaves to mourn his death his companion and children, two daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, one brother, Jack, of Hamilton, Kan., two sisters, Mrs. C. O. Haymes of Conway and Mrs. Tommy Davison of Buffalo, and a great host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia church Thrusday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Joe Pinkley. Interment was in Macedonia cemetery under direction of L. B. Joness.


Name of Deceased: Safrona Rebecca Wingo
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: August 22, 1957
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Safrona Rebecca Wingo, oldest daughter of Joseph M. and Nancy Jane Davison, was born October 18, 1880 in Dallas county and entered into rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucille Gaunt, Elkland, Mo., at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 30 days.
She was united in marriage February 11, 1914 to Floyd C. Wingo who preceded her in death April 27, 1943. To this union were born three children.
She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Center Point Baptist Church and later moved her membership to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until death. She was a kind and loving companion and mother and she will be sadly missed by all who know her.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, six brothers and one sister.
Survivors include the three children; Elmo Wingo, Elkland, Mo.; Cleo Wingo, Plad, Mo.; Lucille Gaunt, Elkland, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Billy, Francis, Nancy, Patsy, Rebecca, Reba, Keith and Darlene Wingo. Besides the above named children and grandchildren she is survived by one sister , Mrs. Lona McCaslin, Buffalo, Mo. and host of relatives and friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held last Monday, August 19, 1957 at 2:00 p. m. in the Macedonia church with Elder Russell Ingram and J. C. Pinkley officiating clergyman. Burial was in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the L. B. Jones Funeral Home of Buffalo, Mo.


 

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