Webster County Missouri
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Rachel Vandiver Holland
Daughter of Wright & Ruth J. Holland, died in Webster Co., Mo., 20 Nov. 1857, aged 8 yrs. 5 days. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Johnnie Andrew Jemes
Johnnie Andrew Jemes, son of William Benjamin and Louisa Leonard Jemes, was born December 19, 1901, in Webster County, Missouri, and departed this life October 15, 1981, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 26 days. On November 26, 1927, he was united in marriage to Zelma Letterman. To this union, four children were born. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Wayne Lee Day and Gregory Edward Jemes. Survivors include, his wife, Zelma; 3 daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Day and Mrs. Mary Lula Henderson, both of West Plains, and Mrs. Doris Helen Avers of Strafford, one son, John Edward Jemes of Niangua; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fern Brown of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mrs. mable Dayton of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Leonard Jemes of Tucson, Arizona; 10 grandchildren: David Eugene Henderson, Donnie Joe Day, Jack Alan Avers, James Edward Avers, Jeffrey Lee Avers, John Anthony Avers, T. J. Jemes, Deborah Lynn Henderson, Sherry Jean Day and Diana Lea Henderson; four great grandsons: David Eugene Henderson, Jr., Denny Eugene Henderson, Joe Dan Day and Corey Michael Day; 4 nieces; 4 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Johnny lived most of his life in Webster County with the exception of about 14 years when he lived in Arizona and was an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He had operated a cream route early in his life for aboaut ten years, he was a farmer and had also been a co-owner of the Day and Jemes Market which they operated in Marshfield for about 5 and one-half years. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when he was a teenager and united with the Good spring Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until his death. [Unknown newspaper, 17 Oct 1981;  Submitters Name: Susan Holladay]

William Franklin Sanders McCarty
Bro. W. F. S. McCarty passed peaceable away the twenty-fifth day of March, 1926. He was eighty-five years, nine months and nineteen days old. His memory was wonderfully preserved to the last, and it was a delightful privilege to his many friends to sit and listen to this old defender of the cross, quote the precious gems of the Book by heart, and open to them their fathomless s richness. Uncle Sam was a man of great courage. The peculiar circumstances of his ministry called for just such a man as he. Faithfully he wielded the word for the cause of truth. Adversity was no strange to him, but his untiring zeal and faith was equal to them all. With a determination to defend the cause, till he head be severed from his body, he was more than victor through Jesus Christ our Lord. Bro. McCarty was confined to his bed for many months and through them all he showed great patience and his willingness for his Lord to have His way. He greeted his friends always with a smile and gave them his assurance of his hope of a home beyond this world of sorrow. He was a Civil war veteran and severed his country faithfully. He was converted at Sparta, Missouri, and later moved into the Smyrna neighborhood and joined the church there. He was licensed to preach by the Smyrna Church and was also ordained by her December 10th, 1893. He had been a faithful minister and through his preaching many people now living have learned the way of Salvation. He leaves his wife and seven children besides many other relatives and a host of friends to miss him and his good counsel and kindly advice. His presence, his counsel from us is taken. But oh, to what beauty and joy he’ll awake. With more than man’s allotted time was he blessed. This soldier of the cross who sweetly went to rest. To rest with the Captain in a mansion above, Where strife cannot enter the City of Love.  [Christian Messenger Date: May 1926; Submitters Name: Mike McCarty]

Lizzie McDonald
CARDIN, Okla. – Mrs. Lizzie McDonald, 79 year old Cardin resident, died at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon in her home after a short illness. Born May 17, 1881 in Fordland, Mo., she had lived in Cardin 40 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mae Cox of Treece, Kan., Mrs. Laura Seay of Grant’s Pass, Ore., and Mrs. Opal Emery of Dearborn, Mich.: one brother, Jim Jack of Springfield, 19 grand-children and 21 great-grand-children. Services will be announced by Thomas funeral home. (Source: Joplin Globe, April 29, 1961. Transcribed by Carolyn Allen)

Mrs. Nancy Pryor
wife of Mr. William Pryor of Webster Co., Mo., died 20 Nov. 1857.  She was born 17 Sept. 1811; principally reared in Clairborne Co., Tenn.  In Feb. 1829 was married in Marion Co., Tenn. to Mr. Pryoer.  Left husband and children
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973 tr. by GT Transcription Team

Thomas Gibson Rice
Thomas Rice, aged about 37 years, died at the home of his father, Calvin Rice, 6 miles east of this city, Momday of last week. The remains were laid at rest in the Corinth Cemetery on Wednesday following. The deceased had been living in Oregon county the past fifteen years but had been in bad health for some time and had been at his father's about a week, he leaves a fsmily of a wife and four Children.[The Marshfield Mail, 15 Aug 1912]


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