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Obituaries from May 2003

Waymon A. Caldwell (05/15/03)
Waymon A. Caldwell, 90, son of the late Tom Caldwell and Ethel Roy Caldwell, was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Billmore, Mo., and died May 2, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage on March 30, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., to Nora Jane Caldwell who preceded him in death on April 21, 2003...
John F. Simmons (05/15/03)
John F. Simmons, 77, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 17, 1926, in McAlester, Okla., and passed away May 5, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He is loved by all and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Neveska Jean Comb-Simmons of the home; eight children, Jr. ...
Nora Jane Caldwell (05/15/03)
Nora Jane Caldwell, 83, daughter of the late Joseph Leamon Crawford and Temm Brewer Crawford, was born July 18, 1919, in Myrtle, Mo. and died on April 21, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage on March 30, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., to Waymond Caldwell...
Mary Lue Bolling (05/15/03)
Mary Lue Hall Bolling, 91, of Harrisonville, Mo., died May 1, 2003, in Harrisonville. She was born Nov. 10, 1911 in Harrisonville at the family home. She was the daughter of Delmer K. and Bessie Lee Christopher Hall. Her parents were both members of early Harrisonville pioneer families. Mary received her education in Harrisonville Schools, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 1930...
Gladys Alma Carmack (05/15/03)
Gladys Alma Carmack, 90, of Hardy, Ark., was born July 13, 1912, in Hardy, and passed away May 3, 2003, at her home in Hardy. She was formerly from Caraway, Ark, before moving to Hardy. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Caraway, Ark...
Harrsie Johnson (05/15/03)
Harrsie Johnson, age 73, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born May 16, 1929, near Pine, Mo., and passed away May 3, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include his wife, Edna of the home; three daughters -- Mary Russell and husband, Terry, Barbara McGhee and Carolyn Jackson all of West Plains, Mo.; three sons -- Jimmy and wife, Drusilla, Billy Johnson and wife, Deanna, all of Alton, and Richard Johnson and wife, Annette of West Plains; 12 grandchildren -- Theresa Clarke and husband, James, Cathy Barrett and husband, Bobby, Crystal Justice and husband, Richard, Billie Johnson and friend, Richard Busby, Jeffrey Johnson and friend, Toni Ross, Larry Latham, Jerry Johnson and wife, Holly, Bobby Johnson, Lynsey Johnson, Alex Johnson, Clayton and Dayton Johnson; five great-grandchildren -- Cameron, Colby, Brooklyn, Shelly and Tyler; three brothers -- Waif Johnson and wife, Ora Mae, Gene Johnson and wife, Edith, and Marshall Johnson; a sister, Joyce Wallace and husband, Roy; special friends, Ronnie Provow, Barbara, Mark and Karen Hammond and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Harriett Walls Scott (05/15/03)
Harriet Walls Scott, 53, of Williford, died May 3, 2003, at a friend's home in Westland, Mich. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Scott of the home; a daughter, Lee Ann Scott of Bidgeville, Del.; a son, Johnny L. Scott Jr., of Brighton, Tenn.; two stepdaughters -- Tammy Scott of Little Rock, and Maxine Miller of Missouri; a sister, Judith Harmon of Huntington, W.V.; three brothers -- Jackson Walls of Proctorville, Ohio, Johnny Walls of South Point, Ohio, and Randall Walls of Whitesands, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
Laura Holloway Butler (05/15/03)
Laura Holloway Butler, 88 of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Preston and Ruth Cordelia White Holloway was born May 19, 1914, at Camp, Ark. She died May 5, 2003, at Salem. She married Curtis Randall Butler May 27, 1932, at Camp. To this union three children were born...
Nancy E. Godwin (05/15/03)
Nancy E. Godwin, 87, of Saffell, died May 8, 2003, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center at Walnut Ridge. She was born Feb. 20, 1916, at Sidney, Ark., to Christopher Columbus and Amanda Jane Campbell Hardin. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cord Senior Citizens Center and also a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Nancy E. Godwin (05/15/03)
Nancy E. Godwin, 87, of Saffell, died May 8, 2003, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center at Walnut Ridge. She was born Feb. 20, 1916, at Sidney, Ark., to Christopher Columbus and Amanda Jane Campbell Hardin. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cord Senior Citizens Center and also a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Nora Jane Caldwell (05/15/03)
Nora Jane Caldwell, 83, daughter of the late Joseph Leamon Crawford and Temm Brewer Crawford, was born July 18, 1919, in Myrtle, Mo. and died on April 21, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage on March 30, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., to Waymond Caldwell...
John F. Simmons (05/15/03)
John F. Simmons, 77, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 17, 1926, in McAlester, Okla., and passed away May 5, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He is loved by all and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Neveska Jean Comb-Simmons of the home; eight children, Jr. ...
Gladys Alma Carmack (05/15/03)
Gladys Alma Carmack, 90, of Hardy, Ark., was born July 13, 1912, in Hardy, and passed away May 3, 2003, at her home in Hardy. She was formerly from Caraway, Ark, before moving to Hardy. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Caraway, Ark...
Waymon A. Caldwell (05/15/03)
Waymon A. Caldwell, 90, son of the late Tom Caldwell and Ethel Roy Caldwell, was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Billmore, Mo., and died May 2, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage on March 30, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., to Nora Jane Caldwell who preceded him in death on April 21, 2003...
Laura Holloway Butler (05/15/03)
Laura Holloway Butler, 88 of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Preston and Ruth Cordelia White Holloway was born May 19, 1914, at Camp, Ark. She died May 5, 2003, at Salem. She married Curtis Randall Butler May 27, 1932, at Camp. To this union three children were born...
Harriett Walls Scott (05/15/03)
Harriet Walls Scott, 53, of Williford, died May 3, 2003, at a friend's home in Westland, Mich. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Scott of the home; a daughter, Lee Ann Scott of Bidgeville, Del.; a son, Johnny L. Scott Jr., of Brighton, Tenn.; two stepdaughters -- Tammy Scott of Little Rock, and Maxine Miller of Missouri; a sister, Judith Harmon of Huntington, W.V.; three brothers -- Jackson Walls of Proctorville, Ohio, Johnny Walls of South Point, Ohio, and Randall Walls of Whitesands, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
Harrsie Johnson (05/15/03)
Harrsie Johnson, age 73, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born May 16, 1929, near Pine, Mo., and passed away May 3, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include his wife, Edna of the home; three daughters -- Mary Russell and husband, Terry, Barbara McGhee and Carolyn Jackson all of West Plains, Mo.; three sons -- Jimmy and wife, Drusilla, Billy Johnson and wife, Deanna, all of Alton, and Richard Johnson and wife, Annette of West Plains; 12 grandchildren -- Theresa Clarke and husband, James, Cathy Barrett and husband, Bobby, Crystal Justice and husband, Richard, Billie Johnson and friend, Richard Busby, Jeffrey Johnson and friend, Toni Ross, Larry Latham, Jerry Johnson and wife, Holly, Bobby Johnson, Lynsey Johnson, Alex Johnson, Clayton and Dayton Johnson; five great-grandchildren -- Cameron, Colby, Brooklyn, Shelly and Tyler; three brothers -- Waif Johnson and wife, Ora Mae, Gene Johnson and wife, Edith, and Marshall Johnson; a sister, Joyce Wallace and husband, Roy; special friends, Ronnie Provow, Barbara, Mark and Karen Hammond and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Lue Bolling (05/15/03)
Mary Lue Hall Bolling, 91, of Harrisonville, Mo., died May 1, 2003, in Harrisonville. She was born Nov. 10, 1911 in Harrisonville at the family home. She was the daughter of Delmer K. and Bessie Lee Christopher Hall. Her parents were both members of early Harrisonville pioneer families. Mary received her education in Harrisonville Schools, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 1930...
Robert Smith (05/08/03)
Dr. Robert B. Smith, 89, of Grandville, Mich., formerly of Cherokee Village, died April 9, 2003. Born Oct. 16, 1913, in Andong, Korea, He was the son of medical missionaries, Roy K. and Lura M. Smith. While living in Cherokee Village he was was active in Spring River Gem and Mineral Club and volunteered his services at the hospital in Cherokee Village...
Ruth E. Mullin (05/20/03)
Ruth E. Mullin, 60, of Hardy died May 9, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Ottumwa, Iowa, she was the daughter of Loyd S. Eslinger and Teresa Bailey Eslinger. She married Kenneth A. Mullin Oct. 17, 1963, in Las Vegas. They moved to Hardy from Los Angeles, Calif., 16 years ago...
Ronald Brown (05/20/03)
Ronald E. Brown, 63, of Cherokee Village died May 10, 2003, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn., he was the son of Raymond E. and Ruth E. Frane Brown. He was owner of The Copier Shop, and a member of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village...
Nettie Reynolds (05/08/03)
Nettie N. Reynolds, 90, of Sandtown, died April 28, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 23, 1913, at Batesville, she was the daughter of David and Catherine Danner Dunegan. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four sons -- Boyd Reynolds and Jurle Reynolds, both of Sandtown, Gene Reynolds of Texarkana, Texas (Korea), and Henry J. ...
Nancy Godwin (05/13/03)
Nancy E. Godwin, 87, of Saffell died May 8, 2003, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center at Walnut Ridge. Born Feb. 20, 1916, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Christopher Columbus and Amanda Jane Campbell Hardin. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cord Senior Citizens Center and Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Mary Vaughn (05/08/03)
Mary Elizabeth Vaughn, 83, of Hardy died April 28, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 16, 1919, in Carthage, Tenn., she was the daughter of Herman and Kittie Baker Agee. She married Victor Vaughn Dec. 24, 1946, in Carthage...
Lorene Mobley (05/13/03)
Lorene Ollie Mobley, 84, of Batesville died May 8, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 6, 1918, at Cedar Grove Community, she was the daughter of Albert and Louella Poston James. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Kevin Joe Hightower (05/20/03)
Kevin Joe Hightower, 37, of West Plains, Mo., died May 12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Aug. 24, 1965, in West Plains, he was the son of Bobby J. Hightower and Patsy Hunsperger Hightower. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a college student, having earned a master's degree in mental illness and rehab of alcohol and drug counseling, and a doctorate degree in fine arts and theater...
John Simmons (05/13/03)
John F. Simmons, 77, of Thayer, Mo., died May 5, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born Feb. 17, 1926, in McAlester, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Neveska Jean Comb-Simmons of the home; eight children -- Junior Simmons and his wife, Linda, Martha Hollis, Holly Crass and her husband, Glen, all of Thayer, Diane Roberson of Mammoth Spring, Tom Simmons and his wife, Connie, of Norman, Okla., Kim Spencer and her husband, John, of Thayer, David Simmons and his wife, Sheri, of Cherokee Village, and Kamala Crone of Thayer; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lee Simmons and his wife, Jan, of Covert, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Norman Nitz of Watervliet, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Patsy Griffith of Thayer; and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Harriet Scott (05/13/03)
Harriet Walls Scott, 53, of Williford died May 3, 2003, at a friend's home in Westland, Mich. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Scott of the home; a daughter, Lee Ann Scott of Ridgeville, Del.; a son, Johnny L. Scott Jr., of Brighton, Tenn.; two stepdaughters -- Tammy Scott of Little Rock, and Maxine Miler of Missouri; a sister, Judith Harmon of Huntington, W.V.; three brothers -- Jackson Walls of Proctorville, Ohio, Johnny Walls of South Point, Ohio, and Randall Walls of Whitesands, Fla.; and three grandchildren.. ...
Herman Pruett (05/27/03)
Herman W. Pruett, 62, of Hardy died May 21, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 25, 1940, in Hardy, he was the son of Mackie Lindsey Pruett and Hearman Pruett. He was a disabled veteran and received the Bronze Star with (V), retired from Sun Gas and was a bus driver for the Highland School System. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Highland...
George Helms (05/08/03)
George Warren Helms, 74, of Pasadena, Calif., died April 23, 2003. Born May 29, 1928, at Bono, he was the son of Warren Joseph Helms and Nobie Elsie Gossage Helms. He attended Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock and graduated from Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis. He received a bachelor's degree in 1951 from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, and received his master's degree in the state of California...
Gladys Carmack (05/13/03)
Gladys Alma Carmack, 90, of Hardy, formerly of Caraway, died May 3, 2003, at her home. Born July 13, 1912, in Hardy was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Caraway. Survivors include three sons -- John Carmack of Hardy, Doyle Carmack of Fairgrove, Mo., and Don Carmack of Stafford, Mo.; five daughters -- Doris Breeze of Garden Grove, Calif., Polly Sagrillo of Escondido, Calif., Jerry McRaven of Springfield, Mo., Sharon Phipps of Rogersville, Mo., and Diane Biggs of Woodland, Calif.; a sister, Joyce Sparks of Caraway; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Frank Rogalski (05/20/03)
Frank Rogalski, 77, of Cherokee Village died May 10, 2003, at Franciscan Community Hospice in Crown Point, Ind. Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Gary, Ind., he was the son of Stanley Rogalski and Mary Hecht Rogalski. He was a veteran of World War II. Rogalski was a retired steel worker for U.S. Steel. He was a past member and past captain of the Lake of Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Department...
Elno Estes (05/13/03)
Elno Estes, 81, of Salem died May 6, 2003, at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Born April 3, 1942, at Agnos, he was the son of Arles Andrew and Mary Elvada Manry Estes. He graduated from high school at Ash Flat. During World War II he served under Patton as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army...
Collin W. Heath (05/27/03)
Collin W. Heath, 90, of Cave City died May 21, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 1, 1913, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Charles and Ella Thompson Heath. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Cave City Church of Christ...
Billy Hammond (05/08/03)
Billy Wayne Hammond, 58, of Salem died April 28, 2003, at St. Louis. Born May 14, 1944, at Sturkie, he was the son of Emma Mae Carmack Davis and Lester D. Hammond. He married Shirley Marie Spencer Jan. 1, 1995, at Sturkie. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, and a wood cutter. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the United States Army National Guard during Desert Storm. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Bill D. Musick (05/13/03)
Bill D. Musick, 68, of Cave City died May 9, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept 2, 1933, in Lorraine, Texas, he was the son of George and Inez Musick. He was retired from Gen-Corp and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Blanche Eason (05/08/03)
Blanche Westmoreland Eason, 92, of Sidney died April 28, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 9, 1910, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Elmer and Fannie Arnn Westmoreland. She was a homemaker, a teacher, having taught at Peabody School House, west of Sidney, worked for Western Union in Kansas City, Mo., and was a member of Sidney Baptist Church...
Albert T. Heron (05/27/03)
Albert T. Heron, 83, died May 19, 2003. He was a retired mechanic from the Chicago Transit Authority and was born in Gordon, Texas. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Shirley E. Heron of the home; a son, John R. Heron of Darien, Ill.; a daughter, Joanne Heron of Melbourne; two sisters, Martha Neu and Jean Backus, both of Fort Worth, Texas; and four great-grandchildren...
Aleta Pickering (05/20/03)
Aleta LaRue Pickering, 70, of Cave City died May 10, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 7, 1933, at Terrell, Texas, she was the daughter of Orville and Sureda Ryan LaRue. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Christian Church in Frisco, Texas...
Alma Girtman (05/27/03)
Alma Brogdon Girtman, 96, of Cave City died May 19, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 19, 1906, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Will and Lee James Brogdon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church east of Cave City...