Clay County Living


John Quincy Adams of Naylor was born in Newport December 20, 1923 son of John Quincy and Hazel (Myers) Adams. He died in Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau Friday, April 11,
2014. He was 90. A veteran of World War II and a farmer, he had worked for the Forestry Service in Doniphan. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. December 31, 1948 he married Sara Louis Hughes in Pocahontas. She preceded him in death. Survivors are three sons Richard Adams, Sikeston, MO, Robert (Angela) Adams, Poplar bluff, James Adams, Naylor; sister Dora lee Mann, Kansas City, MO; brothers Billy Jo Adams, Jonesboro, and Jerry Adams, Bonne Terre, MO; seven grandchildren Matthew, Shawn, Cody, Charles and John Victor Adams, and Theresa (David) Felton; Four great-grandchildren Joel, Robyn, D.J. and Franklin David. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son John Q. Adams; sisters Dortheta Luttrell and Bonnie Tyler; brothers Dale Adams and Cecil Adams. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15 in Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel with Donnie Emmons officiating. Burial in Gum Cemetery at Naylor with full military rites. Sign online condolences at

Jim Prater of Corning was born in St. Louis June 3, 1936 son of James Edward Prater, Sr. and Emma (Tucker) Prater. He died in NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was 77. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a retired construction worker. August 9, 1996 he married his wife Janice Prater and she survives. Other survivors are three sons Jimmy Prater, Corning, Greg Prater and Pete (Melissa) Prater, both of Jonesboro; two daughters Diana (Wayne) Tillie, and Tina (Randy) Bolen, both of Corning; two brothers Bob (Joyce) Prater, Jonesboro, Rick (Linda) Prater, Pocahontas; three sisters Marie (Bill) Teel, and Pat Larsbach, both of Pocahontas and Georgia (James) Ratliff, Imboden; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 
brother-in-law Dennis Carter, San Antonio, TX; special cousins from Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Elsie Kennett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy McMasters officiating. Burial in Corning Cemetery. Sign online condolences at

Larry Dean Hester of Judsonia was born September 27, 1941 in Corning son of Carrel and Irene (Cole) Hester. He died Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was 72. A retired communications engineer,
he was a retired US Air Force veteran. Survivors are his wife, Linda Hester of the home in Judsonia; sister, Carolyn McKinley, Jonesboro; brothers, Dewayne Hester, Garland, Texas and Carrel Hester, Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by brothers Arthur Bud Hester and Shirrell Hester; sister, Dortha Turner. Visitation is Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home 1272 Highway 367 North, Bald Knob. Services, with full military honors, will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1501
West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock. Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia, is in charge of arrangements. Sign online condolences at

Alan Clifton of Corning was born in Newport, August 2, 1939 son of Ira and Gertrude Clifton. He died in Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge Friday, April 11, 2014. He was 74. A 21-year veteran and retired major of the Arkansas National Guard, he enjoyed woodworking, antique John Deere tractors and his grandchildren. March 20, 1960 he married his wife Shirley Clifton and she survives. Other survivors are his children Cindy Davis, Corning, Sherry Ray, Perryville, MO, Patricia Goostree, Joelton, TN and Jim Clifton, Corning; brothers Ronnie Clifton, Hartsville, MO, Ralph Clifton, Piggott, and Freddie Clifton, Rector; sister Carol Horton, Marmaduke; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Frank
Miller. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Corning First United Methodist Church with Pastor Ann Ferris officiating. Memorial may be made to Corning First United Methodist Church, 162 Pine Street, PO Box 25, Corning 72422.