Funeral Services for Viola Carol Jones of Elsberry, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Sammy Lorton, pastor of Whiteside Holiness Church, Jerry Jones and Randy Jones, officiated with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David Self, Ronnie Filsinger, Scott Riffle, Samuel Elmore, Caleb Jones and John Mackiewicz.
Mrs. Jones, 73, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2012 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Jan. 15, 1939 in Pittsfield, IL, she was the daughter of Homer Glen and Florence Keith Dyer. Her mother later married Cecil Francis and Carol was raised in their home. She was married to Charles Gilbert in 1954 and was blessed with three daughters: Brenda Sue, Linda Kay and Elizabeth Irene. Carol was united in marriage again on July 9, 1960 in Troy to Arzie Edward Jones. This union was blessed with three children: Gerald Edward, Randy Scott and Lisa Lynn. She worked for many years as a waitress in Troy and later as a sales clerk in the convenience stores in Elsberry. Mrs. Jones enjoyed embroidery and was an avid dog lover and a history buff. She was the biggest Elvis fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Florence Francis; two brothers: William Glen “Billy” Dyer, who died as an infant, and Brainerd Eugene Francis; one son-in-law, James Carey; and her beloved husband of nearly 45 years, Arzie Jones on June 26, 2005.
Survivors include four daughters: Brenda Riffle and her husband, Stephen, of Sarcoxie, Linda Carey of Nixa, Beth Rhodes and her husband, Dave, of Herman, and Lisa Jones of Troy; two sons: Gerald Jones and his wife, Trudy, of Elsberry and Randy Jones and his wife, Mary, of Centennial, CO; fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.
Memorials may be made to the American Humane Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Services for Richard Simpson of Winfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Rev. Mike Ryan, pastor of the Winfield First Baptist Church, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery in Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers were Russell Simpson, Jeff McAllister, Bobby DeGeare, Steven Simpson, Michael Chiodini, Scott Hubbard and David Simpson.
Mr. Simpson, 74, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2012 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born June 14, 1938 in the Snow Hill community in central Lincoln County, he was the son of Basil Foster and Gladys May Day Simpson. He was united in marriage on Nov. 1, 1957 in Elsberry to Mildred Lucille Shafer. This union was blessed with four children: Debbie, Richard Wm., Julie and Russell. He was self-employed for many years as a carpenter in residential construction through Richard Simpson Construction Company, retiring in 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Gladys Simpson; two sisters: Loretta Cherry and Lois Hale; and one son, Richard Wm. Simpson in 1984.
Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Mildred Simpson of Winfield; one son, Russell Lee Simpson and his wife, Kim, of Winfield; two daughters: Debbie Hubbard and her husband, John, of Winfield, and Julie Myer and her husband, Russell, of Wright City; fourteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters: Betty Gravens and her husband, Robert, of Del Ray Beach, FL, and Neva Barton and her husband, Clifford, of Crown Point, IN; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.