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Tyler Joseph Russell

Funeral services for Tyler Joseph Russell were held on September 13, 2017 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Greg Richardson officiating. Pallbearers were Art Mays, Brandon Mays, Randy Boyer, Damon Craig, Nathan Craig, and Brayden Voyles. Honorary Pallbearers were the Eminence Volunteer Fire Department and the Missouri Petroleum Crew. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Winona, MO.

Tyler Joseph Russell was born November 16, 1996 at Poplar Bluff, MO the son of Joseph Lynn Russell and Chantel Deion Sullivan Russell. He passed away September 8, 2017 at Tyler, TX at the age of 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Russell, and great grandfathers Everette Sullivan and Buddy Voyles; great grandmother Bonnie Nichols, his aunt Lisa Kivett; and his cousins Kaley Webster, Madilynn Kelley, and Elizabeth Holloway.

Tyler is survived by his parents Joseph and Chantel Russell of Winona, MO; his sister Magen Barr and husband Michael of Steelville, MO; grandparents Ruby Russell of Buffalo, MO, Sheree Sullivan of Winona, MO, Greg and Regina Voyles of Winona, MO and his great grandmother Cora Voyles of Winona, MO; aunts and uncles Jim and Pam Russell of Buffalo, MO, Jackie and Clint Younger of Willow Springs, MO; John Russell of Mountain View, MO, Bryan Voyles of Winona, MO, Bobby Voyles of Winona, MO, Brad and Michelle Voyles of Buffalo, MO and Rodney and Nicole Sullivan of Winona, MO; great aunt Athena Sullivan of Winona, MO; special aunt Mary Voyles Alcorn of Eminence, MO; special friends Glen Brown and wife Terry of Eminence, MO and a host of other family and friends.

Tyler graduated from Eminence High School in 2016. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in road construction with Missouri Petroleum Products in Texas from 2016 until the time of his passing. He was a Shannon County First Responder and was a volunteer firefighter with the Eminence Volunteer Fire Department for seven years. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and time spent deer hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his many cousins. Tyler was always helping people, whether it was spending time with the kids, working as a volunteer firefighter or as part of the Shannon County First Responders. He had a big heart and loved people. Tyler will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Online condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com


Annabelle Counts Meade Underwood

Funeral services for Annabelle Counts Meade Underwood were held on September 14, 2017 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, Mo with Rev. Randy Ferguson officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Counts, Joe Counts, Ronnie Counts, Leslie Counts, Wade Counts, and Wesley Counts. Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Chilton, Buddy Underwood, Dusty Ard, and Quinten Saunders. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Eminence, MO.

Annabelle Counts Meade Underwood was born November 20, 1925 in Shannon County, MO the daughter of Gude and Bessie (Dixon) Counts. She passed away September 11, 2017 at Birch Tree Place, MO at the age of 91 years.

She was united in marriage to James Loyd Meade on September 12, 1943 and to this union two children were born. After Loyd's passing at an early age, she married Ernest Underwood in 1949 who helped raise her son, Sonny.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gude and Bessie Counts, husband James Loyd Meade and one infant son Bobby James Meade; husband Ernest Underwood; four brothers Paul, Leroy, Charles and Ernest Counts; and three sisters Flossie VanWinkle, Nadine Hall, and Effie Brown.

She is survived by one son Loyd Sonny Meade and wife Shirley; grandchildren Kathy Sanders and husband Lindell; Barbie Saunders and husband Quinten; great grandchildren Kelsey Myers and Blake Kile; one sister Velma McAfee and husband Lynn.

Annabelle attended Reed School in Shannon County. After moving back to Shannon County from St. Louis, Annabelle was employed at Angelica Uniform Factory for ten years before retiring to lovingly babysit her two granddaughters. Annabelle loved to quilt. She stitched and quilted each one by hand on wooden quilt frames Ernest carved for her. She loved cooking for her family, tending her vegetable garden and her many flowers. Annabelle trusted in the Lord and attended many years at Bethany Chapel and later at the Church of God of Prophecy where she loved to join in the congregational singing and listen to God's Word. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Now she sings with the angels above.

Online Condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com


Harold Edmond Wakefield, Sr.

Funeral services for Harold Edmond Wakefield were held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Steve Voyles officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wilson, Eddie Wakefield, Matthew Bland, Tyler Bland, Wilbert Heibert, and Jordan Denning. Honorary Pallbearers were Roy Akers, Derek Wilson, Joe Davis, and Dalton Wilson. Interment was in Pinelawn Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Winona, Mo.

Harold Edmond Wakefield, Sr. was born on June 25, 1943 at Low Wassie, MO the son of Thomas and Clara (Collins) Wakefield. He passed away on September 8, 2017 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 74

Harold was united in marriage to Wanda Skaggs on October 26, 1968 in Winona MO and to this union two children were born

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Clara Wakefield; three brothers Roy Wakefield, Raymond Wakefield, and Pete Wakefield; three sisters Wilma Dixon, Evelyn Lovins, and Pauline Harmon.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years; his son Eddie Wakefield and wife Dana of Winona, MO; his Daughter Brigette Wilson and husband Jimmy of Houston MO; six grandchildren Matt Bland of Winona, MO, Tyler Bland of Houston, MO, Jordan Denning of Bolivar, MO, Destiny Wakefield of Springfield, MO, Derek Wilson and wife Alicia of Houston, MO, Dalton Wilson and fianc' Taylor Appleby of Rogersville, MO; three great grandchildren Jax Wilson of Houston, MO, Castin Wilson of Rogersville, MO and Lexie Wilson of Houston, MO; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Harold graduated from Winona High School in 1961. Harold served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1966 as an Assault Boat Coxswain. After his tour of active duty, Harold transferred to the Navy Reserves. Harold retired from J.B. Hunt as an over-the-road truck driver. He was awarded two awards from J.B. Hunt for 1 million and 3 million miles driven. Harold was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed trying his luck with scratching lottery tickets. He loved his dog Scooter. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Online Condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com


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