Today's Record

Wednesday, July 7, 2004


Cornelia F. Hawkins

Cornelia F. Hawkins, 88, died July 6, 2004, in Wheaton, Ill., at the home of her son, John F. Hawkins. She was born on Jan. 5, 1916, in Porterville, Calif., the daughter of Cornelis Franciscus and Maude Lenore (Porter) Keuzenkamp.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Mary Miller of Montoursville, Penn.; three sons, Frank C. Hawkins III of Germantown, Md.; John F. Hawkins of Wheaton, Ill.; James C. Hawkins of West Falls Church, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Hawkins, Jr., and her sister, Barbara Eva Meltzer, of LaSalle, Mich.

She graduated from East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville, N.C., with a Bachelor of Arts in French and English in 1943. In 1951, she earned a Master of Arts in Library Science from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., where she was student body president.

She taught high school English and French. She also worked as a librarian for the Indianapolis Public Library, Purdy High School (Missouri), School of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Mo.), Westark Junior College (Fort Smith, Ark.), and Cottey College. She was Coordinator of Cottey's Blanche Skiff Ross Memorial Library for 19 years, until her retirement in 1985. Cottey College her by granting Emerita status in 1985.

Burial will be in Twin Hills Cemetery, Muncy, Penn. Memorial gifts may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or (800) 272-3900. Her family may be reached through her son, Frank Hawkins, 11431 Seneca Forest Circle, Germantown, MD 20876.

Virginia Maxine (Garris) Phipps

Virginia Maxine (Garris) Phipps, of Manchaca, Texas, formerly of Webb City, Mo., died in Manchaca, Texas, on July 5, 2004.

She was born in Monett, Mo., on Nov. 19, 1923.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Curtis L. Phipps; two daughters, Beverly Phipps and Gale Phipps, both of Austin, Texas.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., today at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, in Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 8, at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759.

Arrangements are by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 442-1446. Memorials may be viewed online at

Orville Ray Wallace

Orville Ray Wallace, 95, Walker, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born in Hamar, N.D., to John Leslie Wallace and Katherine Kaufman Wallace. He married Evelyn Maurine Balk on Dec. 25, 1935, in Nevada, and she survives of the home.

He was born and raised in North Dakota. He came to Missouri in 1930. He was a member of the Berea Christian Church in Ketterman, Mo. He was a farmer, and a member of the Whittlers Club.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, survivors include one son, Richard Wallace, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; one daughter, Glenda Arnold, Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Wallace, Walker; two sisters, Genevieve Hardenbrooke, Kansas City, Mo., and Evelyn Balk, Walker. He was preceded in death by one sister, Verona Cox; and two brothers, Oran Wallace and Virgil Wallace.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 9, at the Berea Christian Church, Ketterman, Mo., with Ed Bayless officiating. Interment will follow in Berea Cemetery. Friends may call now and until 9 a.m., on Friday, July 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Memorials may be given to the Berea Cemetery Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.


Leola D. Larimore

Leola D. Larimore, 87, died July 2, 2004. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., on July 5, at Marvin Chapel Cemetery, with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "What a Friend We Have in Jesus Medley" and "Go Rest High on That Mountain." Pallbearers were the grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were family and friends. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Elijah Heath Compton

Marty and Dana Compton and Isaac, Abbey and Maddi, all of Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their son and brother, Elijah Heath Compton. Elijah was born on June 30, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20 inches. Paternal grandparents are Johnny and Susan Compton, Ozark, Mo., and Phyllis Compton, Branson, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Jerry Heath, Harwood, and Bonnie Heath, Tulsa, Okla. Maternal great-grandparents are Bonnie Heath, Schell City, and Harold and Penny Reynolds, Nevada. Maternal great-great-grandparent is James Heath, El Dorado Springs.

Avery Micole

Nathan Gicante, Becky Pryor, Brennon Pryor and Donavyn Gicante, Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Avery Micole. Avery was born at 3:10 p.m., on June 1, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches. Paternal grandparents are Belinda Johnson, Nevada, and Lee Johnson, Nevada. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Becky Pryor, Walker. Paternal great-grandparents are Harry and Jean Gicante, Nevada, and Shirley Rone, Converse, Ind. Maternal great-grandparents are James and Bev Pryor, Nevada, and Mac Canaday.