Obituary – Paden R. W. Friend

Paden Roy William Friend, age 33, son of Marilyn (Wiseman) Friend and Rusty Friend was born March 9, 1988, in Rolla, Mo. He passed away July 27, 2021, at his home in Evening Shade, Mo. Paden is preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Billie Wiseman, Russell and Beatrice Friend; and his father-in-law, Kirk…

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Obituary – Emma J. Williams

Emma June Williams was born June 1, 1934, to Ralph and Etta (Merckling) Rowen. She passed away July 28, 2021, at the Texas County Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 27 days. She married Richard Pierce Williams and to this union six children were born, three girls and three boys.…

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Obituary – Timothy J. Humphrey

With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle Timothy James Humphrey, who passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2021, at the age of 78 at his home in Lindon, Utah. Tim was born on September 14, 1942, to Ira Lavar Ames and Norma Lee Burton in Lava…

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Obituary – Mace L. Scott

Mace Ludwig Scott, of Edgar Springs, Mo., passed away from this life unexpectedly on July 26, 2021, at the age of 62. Mace was born January 19, 1959, in Darmstadt, Germany, to the late Carl Scott Sr. (1990) and the late Ilse Scott (2018). Mace was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Scott…

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Obituary – Patricia A. Wilson

Patricia Ann Wilson, age 78, was born on September 29, 1942, to William and Ella Martin in Lawrence, Kan. She passed away on July 26, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo. Patricia married Rayburn Arnold (Pete) Wilson in 1964, and to this union three children were born, William Lance Wilson, Welinda LeRae (Wendi)…

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Obituary – Norman “Ike” Lavely

Norman “Ike” Dwight Lavely, 68, passed away on July 26, 2021, in Licking, Mo. Ike was born on May 31, 1953, to James and Sally Lavely in Thayer, Mo. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Lavely of the home; daughter, Tiffany Lavely-Barham and husband Gary; stepchildren, Angela Sellers and Kenneth Head; sister, Helen…

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In this edition: July 29, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield comments on “Changing Times,” the good and the bad, and Larry Dablemont accurately describes “Big Fish and Bad Poetry.” Librarian Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett wraps up the Summer Reading Program and teases about upcoming activities in children’s programming and…

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The success of Old Success – Part Two

  By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Special thanks to Lena McCoy Ward, of Houston, Joan (Cavaness) Brannam, of Success, and Historian Rick J. Gunter, of Sparta, for their contributions and help with this historical narrative. Old Success continued to flourish as it moved into the 1900s. John Jesse Wiggains opened a general merchandise store in…

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A different kind of biscuit

  By Shari Harris, Publisher The end of May brought a new store to Licking. Basic Biscuits opened for business in the building between Shafer’s Smoke Shop and Cutting Up salon, on the north side of the former MFA building. In many countries, biscuits are what we call cookies. Just ask a fan of kid’s…

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