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Judy Barton Davis

Judy Jennette Davis 56, left the Springfield Public School System as a sign language interpreter to dedicate her hardworking caregiving talent to The Neighborhoods of Quail Creek Skilled Nursing Facility as a CMT while diligently working towards her LPN designation when she passed on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Mercy Hospital after losing a grueling battle with stage four lung cancer. She left us to enter the Lord 's kingdom with her twin sister (Sudy) and older sister Betty in prayer by her side.

She is survived by two children from a previous marriage to Mark A. Davis of Springfield, MO. A son, Mark Adrian Davis, Jr with his son Aurin 2 yrs. A daughter, Tandi Mae McElderry with her two children, Chevelle 9 yrs and Chanze 9 months. A twin sister, Sudy L. Baldwin, two older sisters, Betty Burrus and Hazel Carter and two older brothers, David Barton and Jerry Barton.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Silas and June Barton of Shannon County and an infant brother Columbus Leroy Barton.

Judy was a strong, kind, loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, friend and Christian. She loved collecting angels, music (Mercy Me), sunflowers, crocheting for family and her passion, playing with her grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

Dale Martin

Funeral services for Dale Martin were held Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Chuck Winters, Bubby Norris, Randy Norris, Kirk Roberts, Ricky Martin, and Ronnie Neal. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Winona, MO.

Dale Martin was born to Oliver M. and Alice O (Nichols) Martin on March 25, 1935 in Winona, MO and departed this life on June 14, 2017 in Winona, MO.

He was united in marriage to Sylvia Bonetta West on October 15, 1960 in St. Louis, MO and to this union two children were born.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Sylvia Martin; one son Randy B. Martin; one infant daughter Vicki Lyn Martin; four brothers Melton Martin of Winona, George Martin of Winona, Richard Martin of Winona, and Frank Martin of West Plains, MO; five sisters, infant Goldie, Ruth Martin of Winona, Rosemary Holloway of Winona, Geneva McGanon of Crestwood, MO and Ruby Russell of Dittmer, MO.

He is survived by two grandchildren Montgomery Dale Martin of Winona, MO and Miranda Nicole Norris and husband Bubby of Winona, MO; and four great granddaughters Madison Michelle, Skylee Lyn, Baylee May, and Addalynn Grace.

Dale was an avid bluegrass music fan and a multi instrument player. He enjoyed playing benefits for people in need. He played in the Dry Valley Grass Band for 16 years. He also played with Graves and Baker; a Nashville band.

Dale will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Online condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com


Renai Machelle Hiebert Beachy, 55, died May 25, 2017 in an automobile crash in Springfield, Tennessee. She was born on January 26, 1962 in Mountain View, Missouri. She attended school and graduated from Winona High School in 1980. She attended Ozark Technical Community College in Springfield, MO.

Other survivors include: her parents Patricia (Paul) Towner of Farmington, MO, Kenneth (Deloris) Hiebert of Winona, MO. Sister Rita (Max) Barkley, Jr. of Scottsboro, AL. Brother Kenny (Robin) Hiebert of Winona, MO. Her husband Titus and his children Myron Beachy of Jacksonville, FL, Aaron (Candice)Beachy, Jessie (Krystal) Beachy, Crystal (Paul) Mays and Sunni Beachy all of Franklin, KY.

As well as his two grandchildren: Samuel and Charlie Beachy. One nephew, Justin (Jana) Barkley of Crossville, AL. Nieces: Amber (Russ) O 'Rear of Madison, AL, Emily (Jonathan) Mensendick, Amanda (Cody) Ogden, Kendra and Kyla Hiebert all of Winona, MO. Danie (Lucas) Brown of Brandsville, MO. She had several aunts, uncles, great-nieces, great-nephews, numerous cousins and many friends.

Although Renai had no biological children, she loved all of her nieces and nephew as her own.

Renai was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wilbur and Evelyn Hiebert and June and Charles Plunk.

Renai was baptized in her teens at the Winona Christian Church. She was member of the Flewellyn Baptist Church in Springfield, TN. She volunteered for the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Team on the chainsaw and cleanup crew. Most of her trips were for hurricane cleanup in North Carolina, Texas, New Orleans and Haiti.

Renai was pioneer in the concrete business. She became known as the "Concrete Lady of Nashville." She worked commercial concrete jobs in downtown Nashville and surrounding areas. She owned Top Dog Trucking Company which supplied dirt and gravel for many of the highways. When the construction economy took a downturn in 2010, she closed her businesses. Her last place of employment was for Jarrett Concrete is Ashland, TN as Office Manager and Sales.

Family was very important to Renai and she enjoyed all of the family reunions and celebrations that included numerous cousins and friends. Renai always had a smile on her face and was the life of the party.

A Memorial service was held June 4 at The Center, Springfield, TN and a Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Winona Christian Church. All family and friends are invited.

Memorials may be made to: Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Fund, P. O. Box 682789, Franklin, TN 37068.

Jack Peters

Jack Peters was born August 10, 1937 in Grosse Ile, Michigan to Edward and Ellen (Saari) Peters and passed away June 9, 2017 in Salem, Missouri at the age of seventy-nine years.

Jack honorably served in The United States Navy from November 14, 1955 until October 27, 1957. Jack Peters was united in marriage to Lois Dianne Heikkinen on November 7, 1959 in Marquette, Michigan. Jack graduated from Michigan State University in 1963 with a Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration. He worked for Michigan State Parks for 3 summers while attending college and became Assistant Park Manager at Interlocken State Park before joining the National Park Service in 1965.

Jack was the first Park Ranger at Ozark National Scenic Riverways upon his arrival in 1967. He left the park service in 1976 to become co-director of Camp Zoe and became the owner of Running River Canoe Rental in 1979.

He was an avid hunter for many years and also enjoyed horseback riding, at one time owning 65 horses between Camp Zoe and Ozark Homestead Riding Stables, located at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. In addition, he owned Peters' Trucking Company, operating 3 trucks and drivers. Jack retired from truck driving to become fully active in the management of Running River Canoe Rental and Mini-Mart. Being an active member of his community, Jack was one of the charter members of the Timber Volunteer Fire Department.

Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Steve Peters; brother, Raymond Peters; father and mother in law, Eino and Laina Heikkinen; and brother in law, Roy Bakkila.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Peters, Salem; children, Vicki Monnig and husband, Joe, Farmington, Joni Light and husband, Barry, Farmington; brother, Thomas Peters and wife, Mary Jo, Bad Axe, Michigan; sisters, Mary Ellen "Cookie" Bakkila, Chassell, Michigan, Susan Vollmar and husband, Jim, Chassell, Michigan; grandchildren, Bradley Light, Springfield, Andrew Monnig, Farmington, Jamie Light, Farmington; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jack will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


Freda Norris Grandstaff

Funeral services for Freda Norris Grandstaff were held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Bro. Dustin Haynes officiating. Pallbearers were Hunter Fears, Chance Fears, Scottie Redman, Rodney Redman, Gary Norris, and Wade Counts. Honorary Pallbearers were Chuck Bell, Jim Bell, Jimmy McAfee, Donnie McAfee, Gary McAfee, Roy Snider, Jeff McAfee, Rick McAfee, Huey McAfee, Darren Norris, Roy Norris, Troy Norris, Ronnie Redman, Mackey Redman, and Easton Fears. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Winona, MO.

Freda Eileen McAfee Norris Grandstaff was born on Rogers Creek in Carter County, Missouri on August 9, 1930, to James Lincoln and Myrtle Bowen McAfee. She departed this life June 12, 2017, on Mill Creek in Shannon County, MO at the age of 86. She graduated eighth grade from Mill Creek School in Carter County, MO, and she later acquired her high school GED diploma.

She was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, and the love of her life, Harmon "Jake" Gabe Norris on September 20, 1952 in Pocahontas, AR. To this union their daughter was born, Connie Diane, on September 25, 1955. After the loss of her husband Jake, on December 7, 1993, she later married her loving husband Lester "Buck" Howard Grandstaff on May 10, 1997 at Mill Creek, MO.

Freda leaves to mourn her daughter, Connie Diane (Oscar) Fears of Winona, MO; grandsons Hunter Norris (Audrey) Fears of West Plains, MO and Chance Gabe (Beth Anne) Fears of Winona, MO; great grandson Easton Ean; brother Lynn (Velma) McAfee of Winona, MO; sister Lucille West of Fremont, MO; stepchildren Barb (Kenny) Cowen, Teresia Huddleston, and Richard (Nikki) Grandstaff all of Birch Tree, MO, John (Debbie) Grandstaff of Willow Springs, MO, and Velma (Mike) Russell of Winona, MO, along with eleven step grandchildren and eighteen step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harmon; her father Link; her mother Myrtle, her brothers Wilbur and Roy McAfee; her sisters Pauline Bell, Helen Norris, Evelyn Atkins, and Emmalou Redman.

Throughout their lives together, Freda and Jake farmed raising farrowing hogs and feeder cattle. She was an outstanding cook, and known for her chicken and dumplings, dressing, homemade cobblers, and pies. Freda and Jake also attended Horner Church, where they sang gospel songs. The song they were well known to sing together was 'Working on a Building', while Freda played along on her guitar. Her son-in-law, Oscar, later bought her a piano, which she taught herself to play. Music was a big part of her life. She was often found reading her Bible, which was given to her by her dad 58 years ago and she still had at the time of her death. Her Bible was well worn, and her most treasured material possession in life. She found solace and guidance in God's word, and never doubted where her salvation lay.

Freda met Buck while attending the same church. Their first date was a picnic to Elephant Rocks State Park. In later life when she and Buck were married, they enjoyed traveling the country, camping, and visiting with family and friends. They shared 20 very happy and enjoyable years together.

The joys of her life were her two grandsons, Hunter and Chance. Then, in later years, her great grandson Easton became the one thing that gave her the most happiness in life. Her eyes lit up every time he entered the room. They had a bond that was so very special and rarely seen. As a wife, mother, and grandmother she was unsurpassed. She not only nurtured and loved her immediate family; she did the same with siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. She has now gone to be with her Lord and Savior, and knew without a doubt her eternity was secure.

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