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Obituaries from June 2003

Verda Rich (06/17/03)
Verda Bond Rich, 85, of Sidney, formerly of Warrensburg, Mo., died June 9, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 16, 1918, at Perkinston, Miss., she was the daughter of Alvin Theodore and Senath Ladner Bond. She was a retired co-owner of Terra Linda Mobile Park in Warrensburg, a member of the Promenaders Square Dance Group in Bolivar, Mo., and a member of Community of Christ Church in Independence, Mo...
Sidney Bounds (06/17/03)
Sidney V. Bounds of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 29, 2003, from complications of cancer. He was 83. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Guion, he was the son of Silas and Ida Perry. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After retirement from the Army, he worked as a security administrator at Honeywell in Minnesota for 15 years. He and his wife visited Arkansas and fell in love with the beauty of the Ozarks and came to stay in 1976...
Raymond Foster (06/03/03)
Raymond Leo Foster, 73, of Jonesboro died May 25, 2003, at his home. A native of Sheridan, Iowa, he had lived in the Williford community for over 30 years before moving to Jonesboro five years ago. He was retired from the steel construction business and was of the Baptist belief...
Ruth Foley (06/03/03)
Ruth Foley, 63, of Little Rock and Cherokee Village, died May 31, 2003, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Holdrege, Neb., and married Bill Foley in 1965. The couple traveled extensively during his military career. She was most recently a member of Christ Lutheran Church and had been choir director at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village. She was also organist at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Neb...
Robert E. Pettengell (06/24/03)
Robert E. Pettengell, 88, of Cherokee Village died June 18, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Nov. 30, 1914, in Grays Lake, Ill., he was the son of Charles Edward Pettengell and Hilda Marquardt Pettengell. He married Frances Peterson Oct. 9, 1943, in Yuma, Ariz...
Retha Causey (06/03/03)
Retha W. Causey, 90, of Wiseman died May 27, 2003, at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock. Born Sept. 6, 1912, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Richard and Nancy T. Beaver Williams. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend...
Ruth Brockman (06/17/03)
Ruth M. Brockman, 89, of Ash Flat died June 13, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Arlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles Busse and Louise Merihardt Busse. She was a homemaker and a dorm mother for 20 years at Iowa University and Wartburg Univer-sity, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Odell Crabtree (06/17/03)
Odell Crabtree, 79, of La Porte, Ind., died June 6, 2003, at La Porte. Born July 30, 1923, at Cave City, he was the son of Charles and Roxie Brewer Crabtree. He was a parts manager for Smith Chevrolet and Sauers Buick/Pontiac, and a United States Army veteran of World War II...
Otella Walling (06/17/03)
Otella Blanch Walling, 92, of Cave City died June 13, 2003, at a Batesville hospital. Born May 15, 1911, at Eaton, she was the daughter of Garland and Margaret King Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters -- Pauletta Milligan of Batesville and Buna Taylor of Cave City; a son and daughter-in-law, Boyce and Margaret Walling of Grave; a sister, Beulah Stalnaker of California; two brothers -- Bill Davis of Smithville and Cecil Davis of Independence, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews.. ...
Mildred Nelson (06/10/03)
Mildred Nelson, 86, a resident of North Arkansas Life Care Center since 1992, died June 3, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 2, 1916, on a farm near Burlington, N.D., she was the daughter of William and Hulda Marshall. She attended a country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Burlington High School in 1934. She attended French's Business College in Minot, N.D., and worked many years for Ward County Independent, a weekly newspaper publishing company...
Mildred Johnston (06/17/03)
C. Mildred Lessenden Atkinson Johnston, 100, of Topeka, Kan., died May 29, 2003, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Born Oct. 3, 1902, at Osawatomie, Kan., she was the daughter of Laura Updegraf Lessenden and Clarence Stephen Lessenden. She graduated from Cheney High School and attended Wichita Business College. ...
Mae Isabelle Morgan (06/24/03)
Mae Isabelle Morgan, 92, of Ash Flat died June 11, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born Sept. 27, 1910, in Sterling, Ill., and worked as a stenographer for the Chicago Tribune. She moved to Ash Flat in 1999, and was of the Methodist belief...
Mona Bassham (06/10/03)
Mona Louise Smith Bassham, 68, of Marshall, formerly of Moko, died June 2, 2003, at Marshall. Born Nov. 1, 1934, at Dawt, Mo., she was the daughter of Marion Lawrence and Dorothy Hambelton Smith. She was married to James Alvin Bassham. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse's assistant at West Vue Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith...
Kelsey Clear (06/17/03)
The Rev. Kelsey Norman Clear, 72, a pastor in The Dalles, Ore., for 39 years, died May 24, 2003, at the local hospital of a sudden illness. Born Oct. 26, 1930, in Evening Shade, he was the oldest of three children born to Clifford and Leila Ann Watson Clear. He grew up in Myron and graduated from Violet Hill High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953, and then returned to Arkansas...
John Stewart (06/10/03)
John W. "Jack" Stewart, 80, of Mammoth Spring died June 1, 2003, at his home. He was born March 22, 1923, in Kings Mill (Center). He was a graduate of Ash Flat High School and served with the U.S. Army's 75th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II, receiving three bronze stars and many other awards. while serving his country. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge...
Johnny Smith (06/24/03)
Johnny Ewell Smith, 77, of Strawberry died June 19, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 3, 1925, at Jesup, he was the son of Frank and Rachel Smith. He was a World War II veteran and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Garrett Smith; six sons and daughters-in-law -- Ricky and Cynthia Smith of Cave City; David and Pam Smith of Lenexa, Kan.; Alan and Shirl Smith of Jesup; Gary and Pat Smith of Bakersfield, Calif.; Kenny and Kellie Smith of Batesville; Darrel and Linda Smith of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law -- Karen Harris of Walnut Ridge, and Karla and Michael Wilson of Cave City; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Smith of Powhatan; and a brother-in-law, Alvis Stephenson of Smithville.. ...
Jess Horton Tisdale (06/24/03)
Jess Horton Tisdale, 89, of Williford died June 16, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 6, 1913, in Lepanto, he was the son of Jessie Lyle Tisdale and Lucy Washington Tisdale. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked many years as a self-employed welder. He moved to the Sharp County area in 1970 from California. He was of the Baptist faith...
James Gordon Moore (06/24/03)
James Gordon Moore, 62, of Cave City died June 15, 2003, at Cave City. Born Nov. 24, 2003, at Shelbyville, he was the son of Alvis and Clara Milligan Moore. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Betty Robinson Moore of the home; two sons -- Kevin Moore and Kendall Moore, both of Cave City; a daughter, Kim Melton of Cave City; and six grandchildren -- Pasha and Carson Melton, Kolton and Kolby Moore, Launa and Brayden Moore, all of Cave City...
James Forister (06/03/03)
James Pearson Forister, 96, of Ash Flat died May 23, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village Born July 22, 1906, at Huron in Izard County, he was the son of Ivan Pearson and Sallie Small Forister. He married Estella Viola Soward Oct. 3, 1925, at Hardy. During his working years, he was owner/operator of various grocery stores, and was in the real estate business in California. He was a member of Ward Street Church of Christ...
Jack Flynn (06/17/03)
Both ministers who spoke at Jack Flynn's funeral last week said they thought of him as their best friend. And one, Larry Yarber, said, "Everyone here probably thought of him as your best friend." Flynn was known for his kind heart, warm smile and firm handshake. "There was no greater friend to all of us than Jackie Flynn," Yarber said. "He met every hardship with a smile."...
Harold Dean Hamilton (06/24/03)
Harold Dean Hamilton, 77, of Cherokee Village died June 15, 2003, at Pioneer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Melbourne. Born March 1, 1926, in Saline County, Ill., he was the son of Cecil Hamilton and Augusta Hedges Hamilton. He married Jewell Imboden in Chicago in 1948. ...
Glenn Payne (06/10/03)
Glenn Allen Payne, 44, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Blytheville, died June 3, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born in Blytheville to Bobby Lee and Daisy McDermott Payne. He lived in Blytheville most of his life...
Frank Hoffman (06/10/03)
Frank Hoffman, 77, of Evening Shade died June 1, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 15, 1925, at Williford, he was the son of Elijah and Bessie Lashley Hoffman. He was a carpenter and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Everett Walling (06/24/03)
Everett Walling, 86, of Springdale, formerly of Jesup, died June 22, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Born Feb. 12, 1917, in Sharp County, he was the son of James Robert and Olie Mac Douglas Walling. He was a retired farmer and a member of Springdale Missionary Baptist Church...
Edith Luszczak (06/24/03)
Edith Mary Luszczak, 81, of Cherokee Village died June 18, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 10, 1921, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Robert and Margaret Kinsella and was married to Edward R. Luszczak. ...
Ethel F. Bourland (06/24/03)
Ethel F. Bourland, 81, of Cherokee Village died April 19, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Mrs. Bourland was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was a graduate of the Catholic Academy in Indianapolis. She worked many years in the catalogue division for Sears...
Donald Montgomery (06/10/03)
Donald E. Montgomery, 57, of Avon, Ind., died June 1, 2003, at Avon. Born Oct. 26, 1945, at Indianapolis, he was the son of George W. and Lois Brewer Montgomery. He was a car salesman and a member of Oak Park Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Survivors include a daughter, Tera Little of South Pasadena, Calif.; his mother, Lois Montgomery of Avon; and a grandchild, Adrian Little of South Pasadena...
Dolphus Milligan (06/10/03)
Dolphus Leon Milligan, 69, of Devine, Texas, died June 3, 2003, at Devine. Born Nov. 30, 1933, at Grange, he was the son of Sam and Bessie Cooper Milligan. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Survivors include his wife, Diane Milligan of the home; a son, Michael Leon Milligan of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Nena Marie McMillan of Devine; a brother, Ellis Milligan of Little Rock; three sisters -- Nancy Carolan of Fort Smith, Lora Nell Williford of Batesville, and Gladys Townsley of Batesville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Curtis Smith (06/03/03)
Curtis Derral Smith, 60, of Wisner, La., died May 19, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 6, 1942, in Williford, he was the son of Narene Powell Smith Parker and Curtis J. Smith. He married Daveen Meeks Jan. 14, 1972, in Nicholas, Ga. He was a crop duster pilot and was a member of First Baptist Church in Winnsboro, La...
Coy B. Thomas (06/03/03)
Coy B. Thomas, 86, of Desha died May 24, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 15, 1916, at Myron, he was the son of Frank Breckenridge and Isabell Berry Thomas. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Desha United Methodist Church...
B.F. Butler (06/17/03)
B.F. Butler, 94, of Cave City died June 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 26, 1909, at Calamine, he was the son of John Franklin and Margaret Landers Butler. He was an accountant and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City where he served as a deacon for more than 15 years...
Barbara Ann Alderman (06/03/03)
Barbara Ann Alderman, 69, of Inglis, Fla., formerly of Ash Flat, died May 25, 2003, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, Fla. Born July 14, 1933, in Ravenswood, W.Va., she was the daughter of Robert and Hazel Palmer Smith. She moved to Florida one year ago from Ash Flat. She was a Protestant and enjoyed her family and being a loving homemaker...
Alvin Sanders (06/03/03)
Alvin C. Sanders, 72, of Cherokee Village died May 27, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born June 18, 1930, in Crane, Mo., he was the son of Alvin L. Sanders and Pauline Jenkins Sanders. He retired from the tool and die department of General Motors. ...