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Obituaries

Robert Parks had passion for the community, telling stories

Known for his tales of life growing up in a small Tennessee town and his grandfather's experiences during the Civil War, Robert Parks was always a storyteller. Parks, of Columbia, died Sunday.

Natalee Adelia Forward loved church, family, travel

Natalee Adelia Forward was an avid gardener, and grew plants in addition to her work in the church choir and family genealogy research. Forward died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 82.

Glendia Walker remembered for her outgoing personality

Glendia Walker died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at University Hospital. She loved joking around and talking with people, even strangers.

Terry Bush loved his family, cooking

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Family Fellowship, 710 Missouri 240, Fayette. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church.

Marion "Roke" Crane enjoyed spending time with his family

Marion "Roke" Crane served in World War II, operated a farm and made time to play games with his family.

Shirley George remembered for devotion to family, willingness to help

Shirley George of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 24. She was 78.

Jill Johnson found pleasure in family, volunteering

Jill Johnson died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. She was 37.

Doris Wiggins loved to dance

Doris Thomas Wiggins grew up on a farm south of Columbia and worked for the University for 44 years.

Wallace Jackmon Sr., 79, of Columbia died

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at HT May & Son Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m.

Lillie Fletcher lovingly cared for animals, family

Lillie Mae Fletcher died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at University Hospital. She was 79.

MU Professor Robert Franklin Bussabarger loved art, students

Art professor leaves influence after a nearly 4o-year tenure. Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Bussabarger's passion for art, teaching and travel was evident to students and family.

Billie Shelton enjoyed volunteer work, cared for family, animals

Billie Shelton supported her husband as he served as vice-president of Spartan Aircraft and later as co-owner and president of Mobile International Inc.

Joyce Baker loved family and helping others

Joyce Baker, who died Saturday, will be remembered for being a caregiver.

Rogers Hugh Thomson, 79, was a board member of homeless veterans program

Rogers Hugh Thompson died Wednesday.

Alice Hinson put her heart and soul into everything she did

Alice Ray Hinson died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was 91.

Kelli Anne Henderson, 28, loved art, animals and people

Ms. Henderson died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was 28.

Harold Virgen enjoyed sports, cared for family, friends

Harold Glenn Virgen of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 16. He was 78.

Moses Etukudo kept people smiling

Moses S. Etukudo, 57, of Columbia died at his home Tuesday.

Lynn Eugene Diel, 58

Lynn Eugene Diel of Columbia died from cancer Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was 58.

 

Harry Lloyd Rippeto, formerly of Hallsville, enjoyed mentoring students

Harry Lloyd Rippeto of Sanford, Fla., died Sunday. He was 64 years old.

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