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Iva June Williams, age 76, of Brashear, passed away Thursday, July 10, in the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. She was born June 8, 1939, in LaGrange, the daughter of Lawrence and Lurah Morgan Hubble. She was united in marriage to Melvin McCarty in 1954, and to this union eight children were born. She was later united in marriage to Silas William Gamble and he preceded her in 1996.
Charles Melker Davidson, 78, of Monroe City, passed away Wednesday, June 11 at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia. He was born Jan. 30, 1936 in Hannibal, the son of James Franklin and Helen Naomi Melker Davidson. Charlie was baptized Methodist as a young man. He was a graduate of Hannibal High School. He then attended the University of Missouri where he played on the football team. Charlie
Lawrence Joseph Spalding, 72, of Monroe City, passed away Sunday, June 15 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1941 in Indian Creek, the son of Gerald David and Myrtle Gertrude Hays Spalding. Larry was a graduate of St. Stephens High School in Indian Creek and the University of Missouri, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963. He was employed by Cessna Aircraft, Wichita,
Joseph Franklin Adams, 74 of Jefferson City (formerly of Monroe City), passed away Friday, June 6, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1939 in Thomastown, Miss., the son of David W. and Ollie Lee May Adams. He was a graduate of Thomastown Highschool and attended Blackhawk College in Moline, Ill. Joe was a “river man,” working on numerous rivers as a Tug Boat Captain all his life. He
John David Howald, 84 of rural Center, passed away Saturday, June 7, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1929 in Ralls County, the son of Alfred Albert and Opal Lucille Larue Howald. John was a graduate of Center High School. He was a life long Ralls County Farmer. John and his wife Martha owned and operated the Salt River Campground in rural Ralls County for many
Martin, or “Mark,” was 56 years old and had made Florissant home for almost the last ten years. He spent most of his life growing up in Canton but had recently moved to Monroe City, where he lived only a couple of months. He died unexpectedly of natural causes, presumably on Wednesday evening, May 14,. Mark served in the U.S. Navy and was a very compassionate person who served faithfully
Beatrice “Irene” Watts passed away Tuesday, May 27 at Jonesburg Nursing and Care Center in Jonesburg at the age of 96. Irene was born on Nov. 30, 1917 to Clarence M. and Lena Mae Pearl (Murphy) Briggs. She was the eldest daughter of seven children. Irene was married to Charles E Watts on June 24, 1939. To this union, three children were born, Charlotte, Margaret and Charles. Irene, as she