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Obituaries

Orville Raymond Davis regularly drove neighborhood children to church

Orville Raymond Davis of Stephens died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was 88.

Ella Mae Aitkens Bright enjoyed dancing, ceramics, babysitting grandchildren

Ella Mae Aitkens Bright of Boonville died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She was 73.

Lila Adams was active in community, loved planting flowers

Lila Adams of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Columbia Manor Care Center. She was 82.

Mary Elizabeth Green Logan styled hair, loved playing with her dog

Mary Elizabeth Green Logan died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, of liver failure. She was 45.

Dick Blount promoted social justice, helped start Open Door Ministry

Dick Blount of Columbia, a minister who began fighting for equal rights at an early age, died Tuesday after a battle with heart disease. He was 85.

Viola L. Hughes, Sept. 3, 1925 — Oct. 25, 2013

Mrs. Hughes was a physical therapist for 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, cane pole fishing and dancing with her husband.

Betty Roe enjoyed bowling, cheering on the Cardinals

Bettie Roe of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was 90. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bingo and dressing up for Halloween.

James Matthew Foster refereed basketball, inspired others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was 33. Two months ago he won a weight loss competition and was well on his way to becoming a Division 1 basketball referee.

Anna Laura Cannaday enjoyed spending time with family

Anna Laura Cannaday of Columbia died the evening of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. She was 67.

Almeta Joy Crayton, Dec. 12, 1959 - Oct. 21, 2013

Ms. Crayton represented the First Ward on the Columbia City Council and was known for her Everyone Eats community dinner.

Anna Laura Cannaday enjoyed time with family, exploring Colorado

Anna Laura Cannaday of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. She was 67.

Dana Louise Coats, March 31, 1956 - Oct. 19, 2013

Dana Louise Coats of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was 57.

Carl McClellan was known as 'mad mower,' gifted storyteller

Carl McClellan of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his home. He was 64.

James Alan Carey loved to barbeque, enjoyed outdoor activities

James Alan Carey died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas. He was 54.

Lawyer served in Army, founded Columbia firm

David Arthur "Art" Oliver attended the MU School of Law and was involved in several legal and community organizations.

Almeta Crayton devoted herself to Columbia, particularly the First Ward

Compassion for her fellow citizens pushed former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton to accomplish great things for her community. She died Monday.

Lyall Fletcher was a teacher, wrestling coach, friend and family man

Lyall Fletcher, a former educator and wrestling coach from New York, died Saturday in Columbia. He was 90.

Robert "Bob" Joseph Twenter, Feb. 27, 1938 — Oct. 19, 2013

Robert “Bob” Joseph Twenter, of Columbia, died Oct. 19, 2013. He was 75.

James Matthew Foster was a sports fan, motivated others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Columbia. He was 33.

Parker Rossman, 94, worked toward solving global problems

Parker Rossman died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was 94. 

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