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Jimmie Wayne “Hopsing” Spurgeon, age 56, of Canton, MO died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 11:08 a.m. in the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, MO.

Jimmie was born June 12, 1951 in Quincy, IL a son of Harold Wayne (Pedro) and Mary Bird Childress Spurgeon. He married Jovonna Degard Allensworth on July 22, 1995 in Canton, MO. She survives.

He was a member of the F.O.E. Airie #1800 of Canton he enjoyed bowling and riding his Harley Davidson. He was a graduate of the last class of 1969 at Williamstown High School. He was also a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army. He was of the Protestant Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Jovonna of Canton; his mother Mary B. Freeman and step father Paul W. Freeman of Canton; two sons Shawn Spurgeon and his wife Lacy of Canton and Jimmie Butler and his wife Amber of St. Patrick, MO; step daughter Leslie Hudnut and her husband Jay of Williamstown, MO; two sisters Jackie Scott and her husband Donald and Sue Logsdon and her husband Keith both of Williamstown; mother-in-law Eva Degard of Canton; sister-in-law Nolajean Heisz and her husband Andy of Canton; four grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery near Monticello, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, March 24, 2008 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Jimmie Spurgeon Memorial Fund.

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Pallbearers: Ronald Davis, George Green, Mike Thomas, Jay Hudnut, Vernon Hudnut, and Bill Childress.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tommy Wallace, Les Puls, Dennis Kneeves, Randy Shannon, Bill Combs, Gene Childress, Milton Shires, Matt Ryan, and Bill Meyers.