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Hamby Family Obituaries

Matilda C. Pierce Brown

[undated newspaper clipping]

Matilda Catherine Pierce was born June 3, 1860 in Green County Tennessee and died in McDonald County, Missouri, April 2, 1931.  She joined the Methodist Church at a very early age and remained a faithful worker in that church throughout her life.

At the age of nineteen years she was united in marriage to A.W. Brown, who preceded her in death, six months.  To this union were born nine children, all of whom survive except John, who died at the age of nine years.  Alice Wiley of El Paso, Texas; Ethel Brown of Des Moines Iowa, Claud of Detroit, Michigan; Stella Zeilinger and Will of Gunnison, Colorado; Leora Hamby, Bert and James of this community. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Noel Methodist Church Sunday, April 5th. Burial in Pineville Cemetery.

Rev. William V. McNeely

Christian County Republican, March 9, 1899, page 5, column 1
transcribed by Pat McNeely.

Rev. W. V. McNeely of near Nixa went over Sunday to visit his son John in Greene County. When near his son's, his horse became frightened and Mr. McNeely jumped off without apparent injury. With help of a passing neighbor the horse, which had become entangled in a barbed-wire fence was caught and together they walked on to the house. About three minutes after he had been seated, Mr. McNeely dropped from his chair dead, supposed to be from heart failure. He was some 60 to 70 years old and one of the noted Baptist ministers of this section.

Mrs. Leora Hamby

[unknown newspaper clipping hand dated 20 September 1967]

NOEL, Mo. - Funeral services for Mrs. Leora Hamby, 82 years old, who died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a local nursing home, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Ozark funeral home. The Rev. Dorothy Burningham will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pineville Cemetery. Born December 4, 1884, in McDonald County, Mrs. Hamby had been a lifetime resident of this area. She was a member of the Noel Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Hamby, Noel; a daughter Miss Geraldine Hamby, Noel; a son, John F. Hamby, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four brothers, Claude Brown and James Brown, both of Noel, Bill Brown, Grand Junction, Colo., and Bert Brown, Olathe, Colo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wylie [sic], Olathe, Colo., and Mrs. Stella Zillinger [sic], Peonia, Colo.).

John F. Hamby

[unknown newspaper clipping hand dated 30 January 1968]

NOEL, Mo. - John F. Hamby, 77 years old, Noel route 2, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning in a Gravette, Ark., nursing home.  He was born March 23, 1890, in Christian County, Missouri, but had lived in the Noel area most of his life. Mr. Hamby was a member of the Methodist church in Noel and was a retired mill worker and carpenter. Survivors include a son, John F. Hamby, Jr., Grand Junction, Colo.; a daughter, Geraldnie [sic] Hamby, Noel; three sisters, Mrs. Buelah [sic] Bingham, Ozark, Mo., Mrs. Bessie Wilson, Noel, and Mrs. Bea Edna Blair, Grand Junction; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced by the Ozark funeral home of Noel


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