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Area Obituaries

Obituary – Mary T. Schwartz

Mary T. Schwartz, age 66, of Licking, Mo., passed away on October 31, 2022, at her home. Mary is survived by her husband, Emanuel, of the home; sons, Toby (Anna) of Wilton, Mich., Petie (Rebecca) of Caryle, Ky., Roy (Lovina) of Seymour, Mo., Jake (Emma) of Seymour, Mo., Amos (Magdalena) of Licking, and Aaron (Catherine)…

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Obituary – Ronnie A. “Dink” Simmons

Ronnie Allen “Dink” Simmons, age 48, was born on June 7, 1974, in St. Louis, Mo., to Leona Ruth Adcox. He passed away October 24, 2022, in Salem, Mo. Ronnie worked in construction and roofing before becoming disabled. He loved to play golf until he lost his eye in an unfortunate accident with a golf…

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Obituary – Craig A. Pounds

Craig Alan Pounds was born in Houston, Mo., on January 22, 1964. He went to be with his beloved Jesus and Dad on October 21, 2022. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a short battle with cancer. Craig was born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Houston High School, met his…

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Obituary – Jeffrey W. Sparks

Jeffrey Wade Sparks, was born on April 20, 1961, at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., to Louise and John Sparks, Sr., of St. Louis. He passed suddenly at his home in Licking, Mo., on October 15, 2022, at the age of 61. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda.…

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Obituary – Paul D. Jeffries

Paul Dean Jeffries, age 87, of Licking, Mo., was born on July 8, 1935, in Dykes, Mo., to Jess C. and Minnie J. (Biram) Jeffries. Paul departed this life at his home on October 7, 2022. Paul was blessed with four sons, Thomas and Steven Jeffries from his marriage to Barbara Wiles, and Brian and…

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Obituary – Lucas D. Jones

Lucas Duane Jones, 33 years young, passed peacefully, surrounded by family on October 10, 2022. Lucas was born on May 10, 1989, in Rolla, Mo., to Terry and Linda Jones. Lucas loved being big brother to Lance and Lewis. Looking after and bossing around his little brothers came naturally, but it was done with more…

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Obituary – Eric D. Buckner

Eric Dean Buckner, age 44, son of Dean and Brenda (Chambers) Buckner, was born March 2, 1978, in Houston, Mo. He passed away October 9, 2022, in Licking, Mo. Eric is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Dollie Buckner, and Gerald and Doris Chambers. He is survived by his wife, Mattie McCall Buckner;…

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Obituary – Dora May Wallace

Dora May Wallace, the oldest daughter of Chester and Mary Fox, was born on April 12, 1939, at Eunice Mo., and departed this life on October 8, 2022, in Licking Mo. Dora May was united in marriage to Gerald Dean Wallace on January 31, 1958. To this union five children were born, Michael, Brenda, Jerry…

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Obituary – Balazs Miklos “Mike” Szabo

Balazs Miklos “Mike” Szabo was born on July 26, 1939, to Balazs Szabo and Anna (Gorbe) Szabo in Jaszarokszallas Hungary. He was an only child. He passed on October 6, 2022, in Rolla, Mo., after a long history of illness. He grew up a farmer’s son during World War II. Hungary was occupied by Germany…

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Obituary – Tena V. Backues

Tena Vanessa Backues, daughter of Ralph and Karen (Holt) Backues, went home to be with our Lord on October 3, 2022. Tena was born December 31, 1986, in Columbia, Mo. She lived in Licking, Mo., her entire life, graduating from Licking High School in 2005. After high school, Tena worked at a few of the…

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