Week of Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006

Daniel Mason

Daniel Brian Mason, 46, Elkins, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2006.

He was born Dec. 14, 1960, in Winchester to Dean B. Mason and Anne Hiebsch Hurst. Mr. Mason was a building contractor by trade. He attended Fellowship Church in Lowell, Ark.

He is survived by his children, Makayla and Mitchell Mason of Springdale, Ark.; his parents; two sisters, Treasa Putthoff, Lawrence, and Penny Allison, Milo, Ark.; and one brother, Terry Mason, Crossett, Ark.

Funeral services were Nov. 27 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, Fayetteville, Ark. Interment was at Wesley Cemetery, Wesley, Ark.

Gerald Livingston

Gerald J. Livingston, 82, Oskaloosa, formerly of Topeka, died Nov. 23, 2006.

He was born Dec. 7, 1923, the son of James H. and Mae Schneider Livingston. Mr. Livingston was self-employed as a brick mason.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Livingston, Topeka, and Danny Livingston, Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Gloria O’Dell, Topeka, and Gayle Livingston, of Reno, Nev.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Livingston was cremated. No services are planned. Davidson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Merle Michael

Merle D. Michael, 92, Johnson City, Tenn., died Nov. 23, 2006, at his residence.

He was a native of Ozawkie, and the son of the late Sherman L. and Bertha Anderson Michael. He lived in Washington, D. C. from 1934 until relocating to Johnson City in 1979. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Treasury Department as a Questioned Document Examiner with 10 years as the chief examiner.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman First Class in the Southwest Pacific. He was a member of the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Sevier Post No. 2108 Johnson City.

He also belonged to the Washington County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, John Sevier Chapter, and the Masonic Lodge No. 15, Casper, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Leah Grace Bailey Michael in 2002, a son, James D. Michael, in 1970 and a brother, Melvin L. Michael, in 2004. Survivors include three sons, William L. Michael, Arnold, Md., Robert M. Michael, Odessa, Fla., and Gerald L. Michael, Cedaredge, Colo.; a brother, Elmer Michael, Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Freda Nordstrom, Chicago, and Leila Parker, Treasure Island, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 28 at the Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City. Burial was in Mt. Home National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or your preferred charity.

Richard Scarlett

Richard Loren Scarlett, 77, Valley Center, retired Hubbard Milling regional sales representative, died Nov. 25, 2006.

He was born April 16, 1929, on a farm in rural Jackson County, to Homer Fredrick and Olive Louemma Gilliland Scarlett. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; daughter, Debra Hamilton, Newton; brothers, Irvin Scarlett, Raymore, Mo., Warren Scarlett, Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Dana Scarlett, Lee’s Summit, Mo; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scarlett.

Services were Nov. 28 at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Wichita. Interment was at Valley Center Memorial Cemetery, Valley Center. Memorials can be made to Hynes Memorial Hospice or Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 100 South Cedar, Valley Center, 67147.

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