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Name of Deceased: Leland James (l.J.) Tackitt
Newspaper: West Plains Daily Quill Date: 07-12-2013
Submitters Name: Vicki Cooper
Obit: Funeral services for Leland James (L.J.) Tackitt 34, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson Drago Funeral Home.
L.J. passed away July 10, 2013 near his home in Caulfield, Missouri.  He was born April 1, 1979 in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Leland and Vicki Tackitt.  L.J. attended the Richards School and graduated from the West Plains High School Class of 1997.  He was a conductor for Burlington Northern Railroad and a farmer.  L.J. helped work the family farm from the age of eleven when his best friend and Grandpa Jim Cooper, pased away; also, at the same age he started milking and working for Foster Farms and helping his Grandma "Nornie" keep the family farm up.  He was an "Old Soul" and believed in helping his neighbors.  He loved his neighbors, their children and thought of them as family.  He loved his friends and was always there for them.  L.J. was a member of the Railroad Teamster's Union and the Masonic Lodge at Bakersfield, Missouri.  He became a Christian at an early age and believed that you could not out give god.  He shared his tithes with the church and with people he felt were in need.  He had a big heart and was very proud of the fact he helped take care of his family.
He is survived by his father, Leland R Tackitt, Caulfield, Missouri; his mother, Vicki Cooper, Caulfield, Missouri; one sister, Kala Bowman and Brian Trantham, West Plains, Missouri, grandmother, Norma L. Cooper, Caulfield, MO; grandfather, Lee Olen Tackitt, wife, Edie, Gainesville, Mo;, Aunt Lisa Tackitt Bounds, husband, David; juncles Kevin Tackitt, wife, Madonna, Keith Tackitt, wife Brenda; great aunts and uncles, Lola Brown, John Harris, Jr, wife Darlis, Margie Amyx, Roy and ola Mae Marshell and Billy Joe Tackitt and wife, Patsy; many cousins and many,many friends.
His grandfather, James H Cooper, grandmother, Geneva Ellen Tackitt, great-grandparents, Lloyd & Hester Marie Cooper, Lee and Minnie Estie Marshell,  and John and Bessie A. Harris precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00, Friday, July 12, at Robertson Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Amy Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Christos House or Amy Cemetery and may be left at Robertson Drago Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Lester Thompson
County Name: Howell State: MO
Newspaper: West Plains Daily Quill Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1985
Obit: Lester Thompson Services Saturday
Funeral services for Lester Raymond Thompson, 71, Bakersfield, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hawkins Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Miller officiating.
Mr. Thompson died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday near his home.  He was born April 20, 1914, in Ozark County, the son of the late Early Alva and Effie Mae Caldwell Thompson.
He received his education in the Hawkins Ridge School near Bakersfield, and on June 3, 1934, he was married at Gamaliel, Ark., to Mattie Elvina Anderson.  Mr. Thompson had been of the Baptist faith and had attended the Bakersfield Church of Christ for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Thompson, Bakersfield; two children, Brenda Hodges, Melbourne, Ark., and Bob Thompson, Sumner, Wash.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Rhine and Madge Roberts, both of Bakersfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, one daughter, one grandson and four brothers.
Burial will be in Hawkins Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains.



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