Gracehelen Gentry died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 76.
Everett Price "Jake" Jacobs of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was 95.Mr. Jacobs founded a realty company after he retired as a meat department manager.
James D. Flower Sr. of Columbia died Friday Dec. 17, 2013. He was 75.
Dr. Horton established the Horton Animal Hospital in 1960, but friends and family remember him most for his humor. He died Dec. 25 at age 80.
Harry Donald Bailey died Saturday, Dec. 21. He was 93 years old.
Evelyn Jennings of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was 63.
Ronald Wayne "Sonny" Martin of Osawatomie, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was 80.
Linda Lou Knernschield of Macon died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was 61.
When students and staff discovered Ms. Bergman had breast cancer, they came together to create "Team Pink" and walked in her honor in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Lawrence Edwin "Larry" Blase died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was 55.
Mary Burgess, 77, was a hard-working woman who loved art and refused to let a cancer diagnosis about 10 years ago slow her down. "Even at the worst times, she would say, 'We'll get through this,'" her husband said. Burgess died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was 79 years old.
Working in healthcare for more than 40 years, Lynda Jo Evers cared for everyone she came across, believing all people were worthy of such treatment. She died Sunday at age 67.
Brenda Rae Mahoney of Hallsville died at her home Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. She was 55. Mrs. Mahoney was a beautician at Shear Image in the Hallsville area for many years.
Opal B. Roberson of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 4. She was 88 years old.
Esther "Hoppy" Hopper, a former nurse's assistant, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. She was 83 years old.
Dr. Barrett died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his home in Columbia. He was 86.
Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in his home in Ocala, Fla. He was 91.
James L. Poe of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was 82 years old.
A lifelong farmer, Mr. Hilgedick also had a strong history of civic engagement.