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The Carthage Press
  • Matthew Ralph Orahood

  • Matthew Ralph Orahood, 43, Carthage, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, MO, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
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  • Matthew Ralph Orahood, 43, Carthage, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, MO, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 
    Matthew was born on December 4, 1969 in Carthage, the son of the late Ralph C. Orahood and Mary Lou Morris Orahood.  Matthew was a 1987 graduate of Carthage Senior High School; attended Grace Pointe Assembly of God Church, Carthage; and was a parts man for Metcalf Auto Supply for 26 years.  He loved Karaoke, dancing, and being with his family and friends.
    Survivors include his children, Matthew R. Orahood Jr. and Sarah Marie Orahood, both of Carl Junction, MO; his sister, Debra Jeffries, Carthage; his brother, David A. Orahood and his wife, Janice, Joplin; nieces, Jennifer Jeffries, Melissa and Michelle Orahood; nephews, Christopher and Josh Jeffries; eight great-nieces and nephews; his fiancée, Crystal Kerry Ryan, Carthage, and her daughters, Hope Ryan and Faith Benedict; Faith’s son, Eli Irizarry.
    Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m.  Private family burial will follow in Oakton Cemetery, Lamar, MO.  Memorial gifts are suggested to BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.knellmortuary.com.  Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, MO.

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