BAXTER SPRINGS, KS — Edgar Thomas Dockery, age 81, Baxter Springs, Kan., formerly of Joplin, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Ed was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Granby, Mo., son of the late Hugh and Mae Dockery. He served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II. He worked for over 30 years with Ozark Airlines at the Joplin Airport. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Joplin for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Dockery, who died Oct. 3, 2010, and a brother, Robert "Rocky" Williams of Granby. Survivors include a son, Philip Dockery and wife Debbie, of Baxter Springs; a daughter, Brenda Burnett and husband John, of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Will Burnett, Phil Burnett and Jake Burnett. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Granby Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com
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John Thomas "Tom" Periman
John Thomas "Tom" Periman, a life-long resident of Carthage, Mo., passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home.
Ted B. Evans Sr.
Ted made his last road trip from Carthage on March 7, 2014 to a heavenly home, where he will meet many friends and family. He will be there waiting for us all. Ted was born on September 15, 1934 in Joplin, Missouri. Ted was the son of Ramon A. Evans and Dorothy Elizabeth (Beatty) Evans. Ted attended grade school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, moving to Carthage with his parents in May 1947. He attended 8th grade at Hawthorne School and graduated from Carthage High School in 1952. Ted was the director of the CHS Band and Pep Band. He graduated in 1956 from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo, with a Liberal Art Degree, where Ted formed and directed the band. He also received a music scholarship to Tulsa University. Ted joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and attended Sigma Chi leadership school in 1954 at Hanover College, Indiana.
Elsie "Irene" Niles
Elsie "Irene" Niles, age 91, passed away at 3:33 a.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Quaker Hill Nursing Center, Lowell, Kan., following an illness.
Richard N. Day
Richard N. Day, 82, Carthage, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Sarcoxie Nursing Center, Sarcoxie, Mo.
Joe Jeffers Sr.
Joe Jeffers, Sr., age 79, Joplin, passed away at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his residence after a sudden illness.
Brian Richard Sisk
Brian Richard Sisk, a resident of Sorrento, La., and formerly of Joplin, Mo., met our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 57. We knew him by many names, Daddy, Pops, Big Brother, Siskco, Big Boy, Rockhead and most of all, Friend.
Matthew James Brown, age 37, Joplin, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his residence.
Dr. Geoffrey Hilton
Dr. Geoffrey Hilton, 89, of Joplin, passed away Feb. 8, 2014.
Alice J. Mullin
Alice Jean Petty Mullin, passed into the arms of our Lord on March 7, 2014
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