Dec 05, 2019 3:58 AM

Orville Louis Hunter 1954 - 2019

Posted Dec 05, 2019 3:58 AM

Orville Louis Hunter, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019.

He was born September 17, 1954 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Orville was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and the Testrams Club. He was employed with the City of St. Joseph for over 30 years.

He enjoyed concrete work, cartoons, BBQ and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruby (Jones) Hunter; brothers, Robert, Steve, Craig and John Hunter. Survivors include son, Darnell Grayson (Kathy); sisters, Carol Barksdale (Daryl), Vickie Hunter, Mary McGaughy (Ron), Paula Hunter; brother, Henry “Clint” Hunter; grandchildren, Danae Nelson, Keion Grayson; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Interment Ashland Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

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Harriet D. Smolly  1922 - 2019

Harriet D. Smolly, 97, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at her home.

Born March 31, 1922 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Robert and Anna (Gordon) Smolly, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. She was a graduate of Central High School. Miss Smolly had been employed at United Department Store, Smolly’s Bakery and as an accounting clerk for KQTV for 29 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of B’Nai Sholem Temple and the Sisterhood of the Temple.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Sherman Smolly and Gerald Smolly. (Survivors:) her nephew John MacIntire and his daughter, Kate; her niece Robin Kennedy and her sons, Daniel and Adam; and many cousins and friends She was grateful for the love and friendship of Robert and (the late) Carol Housh, Kathy Sadoun and the children of Marvin and Marilyn Nelson.

(Graveside Services and Interment:) 11:00 a.m. Friday, B’Nai Yaakov Cemetery under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.