Charles William Evans

Charles William Evans was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Gordon, Neb., to Ted and Marcella Evans. He passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, Neb. He was 82.

He grew up in Gordon and went to school until the 9th grade. Then his father gave him permission to join the Navy at 17 years of age. He spent 4 years in the Navy and after 9 months, he enlisted in the Air Force. He had all his oversea duties done when he married his wife, Dorothy Loraine Caldwell, on June 8, 1962, in


Violet Joyce “Vi” Hebbert

Violet Joyce “Vi” Hebbert, age 77, died February 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Liberal, Kan. She was born December 21, 1939, in Milbank, S.D., the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Poppen) DeBoer.

She graduated from Sunshine Bible Academy in 1957, in Miller, S.D. She attended the Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Neb. for two years. She had resided in Hooker, Okla. since 1978, moving from Holly, Colo.

On July 11, 1959, she married Dale Merrill Hebbert at Corona, S.D. He


Ival “Babe” LaVerne (Cork) Jones

Ival “Babe” LaVerne (Cork) Jones was born April the 12, 1936. She was the last of four children born to Amy Louise (Lovell) Cork and Clifford Lyle Cork, on a farm near rural Wewela, S.D. While her formative years were spent around the Wewela and Colome area, the family moved to Springview, Neb., in 1951 allowing her to graduate from Springview in 1954.

On the 23 day of February in 1957, Babe was united in marriage with Richard Lee “Spike” Jones, and to this union three


Thelma Alta (Dille) Merrill

Thelma Alta Dille was born, the first of five children, to Roy C. and Nellie (Gourley) Dille on Dec. 4, 1915, at the home of Nellie’s Grandparents, J.W. and Amy Ostrander in Rushville, Neb. At a very tender age of a few weeks and in very cold weather, her parents took her home, with a team and wagon, to the Gourley ranch in Cedar Valley. Sixty miles southeast of Rushville in Cherry County. She died at her rural sandhills home near Gordon on Feb. 7, 2017.

In 1917, the family, with new


Vic Runnels Isnala Wica “Old Man”

The memorial service for Vic Runnels, 81, of Aberdeen, S.D., will be 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., with Reverend Sheila Richards officiating. Vic died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Wake services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 4, at the Batesland School in Batesland, S.D.

Victor “Vic” Runnels was born Dec. 15, 1935, to Raymond and Cecilia (Conroy) Runnels at Batesland, S.D. As a


Eugene Albert Hupp

Gene (Pete) (Uncle Pete) was born July 6, 1930, in Gordon, Neb., to Albert and Opal (Forster) Hupp and passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.  Gene attended Hay Creek country school in Cherry County by walking or riding horseback each day.  He graduated from Gordon High School in 1948.  He held several jobs while attending school working on farms and at the Gordon Bakery since he and his brothers lived in the basement while in high school.

After high school


James G. Hartman

James G. Hartman, age 71, has passed away at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, on Jan. 20, 2017.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lloyd E. Earl

Funeral services for Lloyd E. Earl of Chadron, Neb., will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating.  Burial will be at Beaver Valley Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb.

Lloyd passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

Lloyd was born on Oct. 29, 1924, in Sheridan County, Nebraska.

He was 92.

In the early 1900’s, Rex and Rintha Mae Earl purchased a small farm near Beaver Wall, built a


Melvin (Mel) Eugene Reeves

Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Mel will be laid to rest at Beaver Wall Cemetery with a private family gathering at a later date.

Melvin Eugene Reeves, 73, of Chadron, Neb., passed away January 11, 2017. Mel was born on March 24, 1943, in Chadron, Neb. to Everett and Doris Reeves.

 Mel graduated from Chadron High School in 1961, left the farm and traveled to Waltham, Mass., with his best


Marty Jay Sanders

Marty Jay Sanders of Chadron died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Chadron Community Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Chamberlain Chapel with Pastor Aaron officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Marty was born in Chadron, Neb., on Oct. 21, 1959, to Jess and Doris Sanders.  Marty’s education included SOTC School, Sidney Neb., 1967, Gordon Elementary School, Gordon, Neb., 1967-1968, BSDC July 9, 1970 through May 6


Arnold Wayne Norman

Arnold Wayne Norman, age 76, of Boulder City, Nev., passed away on Jan. 9, 2017.  He was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Crawford, Neb., to Gilbert and Ruth Norman.  Wayne married Musetta Ball on Sept. 2, 1962, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Wayne graduated from Oelrichs High School (South Dakota) in May of 1958.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in 1962.  After teaching in Kimball, Neb., for one school year, he and Musetta moved to Great Falls, Mont., in

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