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A Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Birchmier, 75, of Cantril will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 9 at St. John’s Church in Memphis with the Rev. Simeon Etonu officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Troy (IA) Cemetery. Jean Birchmier died Monday, May 1, at the MercyOne Medial Center in Des Moines. A rosary […]

Graveside services for Pete Smith, 75, of Milan, formerly of Scotland County, will be held Friday afternoon, 4/7, at the Gorin cemetery at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Donna Clark Fuller officiating. Full Military honors will be provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F. W Post # 6958 of Memphis and the honor guards from his […]

Memorial services for 81 year old Mark Barrett of Memphis will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Dan Hite officiating. Mark Barrett died Friday, February 19, 2023 at his home. Memorials are suggested to CBN (700 Club) or the charity or organization of the donor’s choice and can […]

Funeral services for 75 year old Enid Belle Brookhart, formerly of Arbela, will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Josh Black, pastor of the Memphis First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Coffee Cemetery. Enid Belle Brookhart died Wednesday, February 8, at Blessing Hospital […]

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Payne Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon, 1/28, in the form of an open visitation where family will receive friends from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. Paul Briggs passed away at his home under hospice care early Sunday morning, 1/22, surrounded by his family. As per his wishes cremation […]

Funeral services for Beverly A. Dieterich, 80, of rural Arbela, MO will be held at the Payne Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon, 1/19, at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Donald Sherwood officiating and interment will follow in the Etna Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service at 2:00 P.M. Thursday afternoon, […]

Graveside services for Nancy Davis, 73, of St. Louis, formerly of Memphis, will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 28 at the Memphis Cemetery. Nancy Davis died December 16, 2022 in St. Louis. Visitation is prior to the service on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Gerth Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested […]

Richard Dean Robinson, 63, of Memphis died December 1, 2022 at his home. Private services will be held at a late date. Memorials in memory of Richard Dean Robinson may be made to the Friendship Cemetery or the Scotland County Memorial Library and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 […]

Funeral services for Thelma Gaffney, 102, of Kahoka formerly of Memphis will be held Monday, 11/21, at 2:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Rev. Leon Buford officiating. Interment will follow in the South Prairie Cemetery at Milton, Iowa. Visitation is scheduled for Monday afternoon, 11/21, from 1:00 P.M. until the time […]

Funeral services for 88 year old Avis McBee of Memphis will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 3 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Cole Tippett officiating. Burial will be in the Memphis Cemetery. Avis McBee died Sunday evening, October 30, 2022 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center. Visitation is prior to the service from […]