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Obituaries from April 2003

Willis S. Evins (04/14/03)
Willis S. Evins, 74, of Newport died April 4, 2003. Born Oct. 18, 1928, he was the son of Elzie and Rosie Green Evins. He married Dora Bolden Nov. 3, 1948. He was a manager, having retired from Synergy, LP Oil Company in 1991. He was a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport and enjoyed fishing, hunting and quilting...
William McGowan (04/29/03)
William Fredric McGowan, 66, of Bono died April 25, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 27, 1936, in Bono, he was the son of Willie and Clara Golden McGowan. He was a member of Herman Baptist Church. He had lived in the Bono area all of his life and was retired from Riceland Foods...
Wanda Johns (04/10/03)
Wanda Etheleen Johns, 79, of Cave City died March 31, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 13, 1923, in the Love community in Izard County, she was the daughter of Frank and Fanny Roberts Sharp. She was a home health aide and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. ...
Wilma Bolin (04/29/03)
Wilma Bolin, 80, of Batesville died April 26, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 14, 1922, at Magness, she was the daughter of Jim and Nettie Myrtle Page Canady. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters -- Wilma Jo Highfill of Jenkins, Ky., and Billie Reece McDonald of Ash Flat; a sister, Lorene Defreece of Southside; three grandchildren -- William Thomas Jernigan of Salado, Melissa Barber of Southside, and Tammy Mullins of Jenkins, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Vera Ward (04/29/03)
Vera Lorea Caruthers Ward, 86, of Salem died April 25, 2003, at Salem. Born March 7, 1917, at Oxford, she was the daughter of David Lee and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers. She married T.C. Ward on Oct. 28, 1939, at Oxford, and to this union four children were born. ...
Virgie Mae Gill (04/29/03)
Virgie Mae Gill, 73, of Glencoe died April 18, 2003, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. Born June 12, 1929, in Peace Valley, she was the daughter of Marion and Eliza Martin Gilbreath. She married Millard Gill April 20, 1945, at Ash Flat, and to this union five children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southern Baptist Church...
T.C. Ward (04/14/03)
T.C. Ward, 83, of Salem died April 6, 2003, at Salem. Born Dec. 5, 1919, at Franklin, he was the son of John Oliver and Zeffie Mae Williams Ward. He married Vera Lorea Caruthers Oct. 28, 1939, at Oxford. Ward spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer. ...
Samuel Harris (04/22/03)
Samuel Dee "Sammie" Harris, 58, of Jonesboro died April 11, 2002. Born in Stillwater, Okla., he grew up in Little Rock and was a 1963 graduate of Little Rock High School where he was a high school all-American football player. He was a 1968 graduate of Arkansas Tech University at Russellville where he was named to the All-Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football team...
Ruth Swan (04/22/03)
Ruth Swan, 86, of Horseshoe Bend died April 10, 2003, in Mountain Home. Born June 12, 1916, in Layton, Utah, she was the daughter of Wallace and Ada Williams Gailey. She had been a resident of Horseshoe Bend since 1970. She spent her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Mormon Church. Ruth was united in marriage to Harold Elwin Swan...
Robert Nicolai (04/29/03)
Robert Louis Nicolai, 71, of Cherokee Village died April 25, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1932, at Berkeley, Calif., was the son of Edwin Edward and Iris Edna Snodderly Nicolai. He was a retired printer and an U.S. Navy veteran...
Peggy Williams (04/14/03)
Peggy V. Williams, 98, of Horseshoe Bend died April 2, 2003, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was active in Ruth Class in the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and the Peabody Community Center in Memphis. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Crone (James) of Horseshoe Bend; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Oral C. Dillard (04/14/03)
Oral C. Dillard, 86, of Franklin died March 29, 2003, in Mountain Home. Born on Dec. 23, 1916, in Violet Hill, he was the son of Tollie and Martha Cooksey Dillard. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Phillips, and to this union two children were born. During World War II, he served in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. During his working years he was a farmer. He lived in Franklin his entire life...
Nadine Wilson (04/01/03)
Nadine Wilson, 83, of Hardy died on March 28, 2003. She was the co-owner of a service station in Hardy with her husband, Woodrow Wilson, who died Dec. 25, 1986. She was a 1938 graduate of Hardy High School and a lifelong member of Hardy United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker...
Michael Shackelford (04/14/03)
Michael Carl Shackelford, 46, of Hardy died April 2, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 22, 1956, in Van Nuys, Calif., he was the son of Charlene Duvall Shackelford of Ash Flat, and Harry Shackelford of Ozark Acres. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith...
Marvin Holland (04/14/03)
Marvin S. Holland, 87, of Poughkeepsie died March 31, 2003, at Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy. Born July 6, 1915, at Ravenden Springs, he was the son of David Andrew and Elizabeth Gardner Holland. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ...
Mary E. Mignell (04/22/03)
Mary E. Mignell, 100, of Sidney died April 14, 2003, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. Born April 29, 1902, at Bedford, Ind., she was the daughter of Hanigan and Rose Jones Collins. She was a homemaker, a member of Evening Shade VFW Auxiliary and was of the Methodist faith...
Morris E. Carpenter (04/22/03)
Morris E. Carpenter, formerly of Cherokee Village, died March 24, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne Marie Hatton Carpenter; one daughter, Patricia Kay and Howard Backman; four sons -- Morris J. and Mary Carpenter, David and Michelle Carpenter, Jeffrey and Nancy Carpenter, and John and Bonnie Carpenter; and other relatives and friends...
Mildred Belcher (04/01/03)
Mildred Faye Hall Belcher, 80, of Biloxi, Miss., formerly of Evening Shade, died March 27, 2003, at Keesler Air Fore Base Medical Center in Biloxi. Born Sept. 3, 1922, at West Point, Ark., she was the daughter of Malford and Vernon Rush Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Evening Shade. She was a woman of great faith, love and compassion and will be truly missed by all who knew her. She always considered Arkansas her home...
Marilyn Bratcher (04/01/03)
Marilyn Andrea Bratcher, 48, of Ash Flat died March 23, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept. 23, 1954, in Aurora, Ill., she was the daughter of James and Katherine Beck Scott. She married James Bratcher Oct. 26, 1974. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Lucy Walling (04/29/03)
Lucy Ann Davis Walling 84, of Springdale, formerly of Jesup, died April 23, 2003, at Holland North Nursing Home in Springdale. Born Aug. 25, 1918, at Eaton, she was the daughter of Carl Lucian and Retta Mae Webb Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of Springdale Missionary Baptist Church of Springdale...
Lynda Garrett (04/14/03)
Lynda Garrett, 56, of Cave City died April 9, 2003, at her home in Cave City. Born April 11, 1946, in Claremore, Okla., she was the daughter of Claude Vernon and Lula Mae Farris. She was a retired school teacher from Cord Charlotte Elementary School. She also owned and operated Garrett Accounting and Tax Service, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Cave City...
Leland F. Mize (04/29/03)
Leland F. Mize, 73, of Strawberry died April 17, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 7, 1930, at Calamine, he was the son of Tolah and Mildred Campbell Mize. He was assistant vice president for the Peoples Bank of Strawberry for several years and a farmer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Smithville and was of the Methodist faith...
Lawson Dickey (04/01/03)
Lawson "Junior" Dickey, 70, of Cave City died March 23, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 19, 1932, at Cave City, he was the son of Lawson and Ethel Eason Dickey. He was a farmer and a Christian. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dickey of the home; two sons -- Kirby Dickey of Germany, and David Dickey of Cave City; two sisters -- Maxine Anderson and Willene James, both of Cave City; three grandchildren -- Robert Lawson Dickey of Cave City, Brandon Eric Dickey and Michael Anthony Dickey, both of Germany; seven stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Jay Reding (04/14/03)
Jay Reding (Alfred Jr.), 40, of Cave City died April 6, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 7, 1962, at Batesville, he was the son of Alfred Sr. and Royce Lindsey Reding. He was a restaurant manager and of the Full Gospel faith...
Josephine Harper (04/14/03)
Josephine Ann Harper, 88, of Cherokee Village died April 2, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Nov 29, 1914, in Chicago, she was the son of Emil and Katherine Schodorf Schroeder. She married Edwin Harper Dec. 1, 1934, in Chicago. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village, the Ladies Auxiliary and Cherokee Village Elks Lodge...
Janice Dailey (04/01/03)
Janice Lee Dailey, 47, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died March 23, 2003, at Wisconsin Rapids. Born July 29, 1955, at Kenosha, Wis., she was the daughter of Willie Dailey and Lee Roy Dailey. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of and was very active in the Pentecostal church...
John Cunningham (04/29/03)
John Ernest Cunningham, 70, of Salem died April 22, 2003, at Salem. Born March 21, 1933, at Camp, he was the son of Willis Ernest and Johnnie Florence Hall Cunningham. He married Sherry A. Ellis Dec. 20, 1963, at Cave City. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a night watchman. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was of the Protestant faith...
Joe Bill Trivitt (04/14/03)
Joe Bill Trivitt, 66, of Springfield, Mo., died April 5, 2003, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born March 30, 1937, in Salem, he was the son of Robert C. and Agnes Hammond Trivitt. He served in the U.S. Army and the Marines, and was a self-employed painter. He was of the Church of Christ belief...
Carrie Hudson (04/29/03)
Carrie Ray Sellers Hudson, 90, of Batesville died April 21, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 29, 1912, at Desha, she was the daughter of John D. and Liza Jane Sellers. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Thomas Sellers of Batesville; a grandson, Larry Sellers of Guion; a granddaughter, Melissa Rounds of Batesville; five great-grandsons -- Matthew Sellers, Joshua Sellers, Christopher Sellers, Marty Sellers and Cortlen Rounds; two step-great-granddaughters -- Amanda Dobbs and Mary Fuller; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Harvey Park (04/22/03)
Harvey Eugene Park, 76, of Cherokee Village died April 15, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Hazel Crest, Ill., he was the son of Harvey Edward and Garnett Neeves Park. He served in the Navy During World War II and was a retired police officer from the Forest, Ill., Police Department. He was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, the Methodist men's group, Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association and was an Eagle Scout...
Gery King (04/14/03)
Gery King, 44, of Bozeman, Mont., died He was the son of Robert King and Marietta Halter King of Cherokee Village. He was employed in the restaurant service. Survivors include two sons -- Jason King of Mt. Joy, Pa., and Jeffery King in the U.S. Army; and four sisters -- Debra Beauregard of Winter Springs, Fla., Sandra Bernard of Colonial, Colo., Carol Sommer of Land O'Lakes, Fla., and Rhonda Tanouvasa of Lakeland, Fla...
Frank Vlcek Jr. (04/14/03)
Frank John Vlcek Jr., 88, of Hardy died April 10, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Chicago, the son of Frank John and Francis Shmick Vlcek. He was a machinist and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Florence Sikora Vlcek of Hardy, whom he married in 1942; a son, Robert Vlcek of Ballwin, Mo.; two daughters, Lynnda Welter of Cherokee Village, and Judith Doyle of Burwick, Maine; two brothers -- Rudolph Vlcek of Calumet City, Ill., and Laddie Vlcek of Medford Wis.; a sister, Martha Look of Des Plains, Ill.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Frank Schissler (04/29/03)
Frank J. Schissler, 84, of Horseshoe Bend died April 24, 2003, at his home. He was born in Chicago and was a tool maker for a manufacturing company. He was a lifetime member of the Moose 431 in Mountain Home and the Horseshoe Bend Eagles. He served in the Army of the United States during World War II...
Ethan Sikes (04/14/03)
Ethan Edward Scott Sikes of Hardy was still born April 10, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was the son of Rachel Sikes and Jeremy Sikes of Hardy. He was survived by his maternal grandparents, Stan and Kim McLendon of Wynne; paternal grandmother, Diane McCoy; paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Evelyn Bradley; maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emma Mc-Lendon; aunt Rebecca Moran; uncles -- Matthew McLendon and Eric Sikes; and his maternal great-great-grandmother, Nelva Coker.. ...
Effie G. Reed (04/29/03)
Effie G. Reed, 85, died April 16, 2003, in Ash Flat. Born Sept. 30, 1916, in Hardy, she was the daughter of John R. Gillihan and Alice Porter Gillihan. She married Hugh Todd in Hardy in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1966. In 1983 she married Everett Reed in Thayer, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1989...
Erma Ihnfeldt (04/22/03)
Erma Hazel Ihnfeldt, 87, of Cherokee Village died April 18, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 2, 1916, in Lewisville, Texas, she was the daughter of William Henry Underwood and Susie Audrey (Gosper) Underwood. ...
Ethel Bourland (04/22/03)
Ethel F.Bourland, 82, of Cherokee Village died April 19, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of the Catholic Academy in Indianapolis. She worked many years in the catalogue division for Sears. She married Wilbourn E. Bourland in June 1965, in Belvedere, Ill.They moved to Cherokee Village 14 years ago from Illinois...
Clifford N. Hobbs Sr. (04/29/03)
Clifford N. Hobbs Sr., 50, of Cave City died April 21, 2003, at Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 12, 1952, at Memphis, he was the son of John and Doris Wages Hobbs. He was an auto body painter for Don Thompson Autoplex in Memphis. Survivors include his mother and stepfather -- Donald and Doris Smith of Horn Lake, Miss.; three sons -- James Denman and Jeffery Hobbs, both of Cave City, and Nathaniel Hobbs Jr. ...
Cody Lawson (04/29/03)
Marvin Cody Lawson Sr., 85, died April 11, 2003, at Thayer, Mo. Born Sept. 9, 1917, in Kettle, Ark., he was the son of Wiley A. Lawson and Maggie L. Dill Lawson. He married Edith McQuay in 1940. He later married Patricia Yandle. He served in the CC Camp at Camp Hedges, Ark., and Jackson Hole, Wyo. ...
Carolyn Garner (04/22/03)
Carolyn Light Garner, 58, of Bentonville died April 12, 2003, at her home in Bentonville. Born June 15, 1944, at Alicia, she was the daughter of Lois Boles Light and Leamon Light. She was a homemaker, mother of four and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Rogers. She married Ralph Garner Aug. 15, 1964...
Calvin Coles (04/01/03)
Calvin W. Coles, 55, died March 27, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 16, 1947, in Batesville, he was the son of Conway C. and Velvia Wain Welch Coles. He was a maintenance mechanic for the General Services Administration, a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Sandtown. He was retired from the Cave City Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Bert Monts (04/14/03)
Bert Edward Monts, 82, of Horseshoe Bend died April 9, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 31, 1921, in West Terre Haute, Ind., he was the son of Daniel E. Monts and Jesse May Summers Monts. He married Ruth C. Joy Dec. 27, 1945, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He entered active duty in 1945 and was discharged from active duty in 1960, serving during World War II and during the Korean Conflict...
Archie Soward (04/01/03)
Archie Curman Soward, 83, of Ash Flat died March 19, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Ash Flat, he was the son of Marcus Odel Soward and Sara Ann Casey Soward. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during World War II. ...
Agnes Park (04/01/03)
Agnes Viall Park, 89, of Horseshoe Bend died March 27, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born in Chicago, she was a school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Illinois Club, AARP and United Methodist Church of Horseshoe Bend...
Anna M. Cook (04/01/03)
Anna M. Cook, 88, of Rockford, Ill., died March 6, 2003, in Provna St. Anne Center. Born April 23, 1914, in Ladysmith, Wis., she was the daughter of Michael and Mary Kathryn Halas Machac. She married Walter Ray Cook on Dec. 3, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis...