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Obituaries from September 2003

Mickey Southard (09/18/03)
Mickey Borden Southard, of Salem, son of the late Marvin Dallas and Opal Mae Bell Southard, was born May 20, 1931, in Wheeling, Ark., and died Sept. 12, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 72 years. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the 1950s. ...
Chloe Martin (09/18/03)
Chloe Martin, of Thayer, Mo., 88, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Ellen Rickey Range was born Feb. 2, 1915 at Willow Springs, Mo., and died at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was a member of Thayer First Baptist Church for 68 years. She worked for the telephone company as an operator for 37 years...
Christine Smedley (09/18/03)
Christine Marie Smedley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Alvina Ripplinger Sizemore and the late Ludwig Urlacher was born June 16, 1953, in Bremerton, Wash. She died Sept. 10, 2003, at Batesville, Ark., at the age of 50. She married Kenneth Carlton Smedley on Dec. 3, 1993. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and worked as a ward clerk at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton (09/18/03)
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 25, 1921, in Wilberton, Okla., she was the daughter of Sidney Hardy and Ida Mae Baugher Hardy. She moved to Cherokee Village in November of 2001 from California. She was a homemaker...
Argie Lela Floyd (09/18/03)
Argie Lela Floyd, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late James Arlin Dillard and Sarah Frances Blevins Dillard, was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Oxford. She died Sept. 8, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 86 years. She married Fred Floyd July 13, 1937, at Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born...
Rev. Orvil L. Stahl (09/18/03)
Rev. Orvil L. Stahl, 84, of Salem, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2003. Born Aug. 21, 1919 in Green County, he was the son of Alonzo Orbin and Bertie Ratledge Stahl. On Nov. 27, 1947, he married Wanda Owens in Piggott, Ark. Rev. Stahl was a World War II Army veteran of the Pacific Theater, and a mason...
Waif Edward Robinson (09/18/03)
Waif Edward Robinson, son of the late Elmer Robinson and Nellie Alford Robinson Phelps, was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Jobe, Mo. He died Sept. 5, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 74 years. He was united in marriage in Alton, Mo. to Betty Lee. He was a livestock farmer and worked for Alton Sales Company for many years and served as Oregon County Commissioner for three terms...
Laura O. Harvey (09/18/03)
Laura O. Harvey, daughter of the late Norvan Otto Frank and Eva Orella Jones Frank, was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Clay County, Ill., and died Sept. 10, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 88 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo., and was a homemaker...
John W. Davis (09/18/03)
John W. Davis, 69, of Batesville, died Sept. 8, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 12, 1933, at Violet Hill, Ark., he was the son of Emel E. and Eunice Beatrice Sanders Davis. He was retired from General Motors, Pontiac Division in Pontiac, Mich...
Claudia Mae Ferguson (09/18/03)
Claudia Mae Arnold Ferguson of Melbourne, daughter of the late William T. Arnold and Rena Stroud Arnold, was born June 24, 1923, in Guion, Ark. She died Sept. 6, 2003, at Pioneer Nursing and Rehab in Melbourne, Ark., at the age of 80 years. She married Vernon M. Ferguson on Feb. 5, 1944, in Gid, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her working years, employed at ConAgra...
Edna Woodall (09/18/03)
Edna Thomas Estes Woodall, of Hartford, Mich., formerly of Agnos, Ark., died Aug. 15, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. She was surrounded by all of her children. She was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Agnos. After receiving her teacher's license Aug. 15, 1931, with the help and assistance of Velmar Burton, well known educator and business manager and also an Agnos native, she was a school teacher for several years; and lived the last 50 years in Harrford, Mich...
Joe Hill Vicry (09/25/03)
Joe Hill Vicry, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Hardy, Ark., he was the son of Joseph Henry Vicry and Bess Turner Vicry. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a district manager for Mid South/ARKLA Gas Company in Newport, Ark., and also worked as a district manager for Michigan Gas Utilities. ...
Monterie Anderson (09/25/03)
Monterie "Monty" Anderson, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 14, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept 1, 1925, at Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of Marcus and Euna "Kent" Matheny. She was retired from White Rodgers, bowled for 34 years in local, state and national levels, was inducted into the Batesville Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1983, and was a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Alice Merle McHenry (09/25/03)
Alice Merle McHenry 83, of Salem, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Stella Pearl Reed Haney, was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Frenchtown, Ark. She died Sept 14, 2003, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She married Loyd McHenry Oct. 23, 1945, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. ...
John B. Atkinson (09/25/03)
John B. Atkinson, 87, a lifelong resident of Batesville where he served as a city councilman and as police commissioner, died Sept. 20, 2003, in a Searcy hospital. Born May 2, 1916, in Blanville, he was raised in Evening Shade, Ark. His parents were Ansel Burton Atkinson and Maude Bacon Atkinson...
Andrew Ryan Hankins (09/25/03)
Andrew Ryan Hankins, 5, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 14, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1998, at Paragould, Ark. to Loren and Aimee Stenger Hankins of Cherokee Village. Survivors are his parents of the home, two brothers - Devin Hankins and Corey Hankins both of Cherokee Village, two sisters - Tanya Hankins Perez and Arial Harland both of Cherokee Village, his maternal grandmother, Linda Jones of Moline, Ill., his paternal grandparents - Rex and Lilly Hankins or Odessa, Mo. ...
Esther Pearl Pool (09/25/03)
Esther Pearl Pool, daughter of the late Clarence H. Casteel and Rena M. James Casteel, was born March 23, 1938, in Ethridge, Tenn., and died Sept. 18, 2003, in Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 65 years. She was united in marriage in Oct. 1991, in Conroe, Texas to Henry Pool...
Mary Elizabeth Booth (09/25/03)
Mary Elizabeth Booth of Williford died Sept. 7, 2003, after a brief, fierce battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Williford, daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Alice Hill Booth. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Jenkins of Little Rock; a son, Michael Carnahan of Walnut Ridge; two sisters -- Lucille Tucker and Jamie Holiway of Jonesboro; a brother, A.D. ...
Rosie Lee Reese (09/25/03)
Rosie Lee Reese, 75, of Ravenden, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born July 27, 1928, in Charleston, Mo., she was the daughter of Roy Chezem and Goldie Welch Chezem. She married John W. Reese Sept. 16, 1946, in Pocahontas, Ark., and he preceded her in death in 1970...
William Steinman (09/25/03)
William John Steinman, 84, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1919, in Princeville, Ill., the son of John A. Steinman and Lena E. Kuntz Steinman. He was a retired quarry superintendent for Elmer Larson Co. in Illinois...
Robert Corvan Welte (09/25/03)
Robert Corvan Welte, 73, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 15, 2003, at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in White County, Ind., to Arthur Welte and Eva Baer Welte. He was a school teacher, belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Elks Club, where he was past exalted ruler and held many other offices...
Mary Morrison Cotter (09/25/03)
Mary Etta Morrison Cotter, 89, of Alpaugh, Calif., died Aug. 27, 2003. She was born at County Line, Fulton County, May 22, 1914. She was the daughter of the late J.R. "James" and Sara Jane Helm Morrison. On June 19, 1932, she married Harley D. Cotter. To this union 11 children were born...
James Calvin Watson (09/11/03)
James Calvin Watson, 78, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born April 8, 1925, in Chillicothe, Texas, the son of Albert and Loal Parl Osburn Watson. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Air Force in post World War II in Japan...
Paul F. Ream (09/11/03)
Paul F. Ream, 82, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Kendallville, died on Aug. 27, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Fawn River, Mich., to Frank and Claris Slack Ream. He married Ruth Runnestrand Oct.. 31, 1942, in Churubusco, Ind., and she preceded him in death June 8, 1993...
June Marvie Redburn (09/11/03)
June Marvie Redburn, 70, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1933, near Myrtle, and died Sept. 1, 2003, at her home. Survivors are her husband, Herschel "Pete" Redburn of the home; two sons -- James Melton and wife, Deloris, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Winfred Melton and wife, Ann, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, R.L. ...
Samuel Herman Sayers (09/11/03)
Samuel Herman Sayers, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 1, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 9, 1908, in Mount Clements, Mich., he was the son of Samuel Sayers and Hilda Herman Sayers. He worked for many years as a concessionaire at a stand for the Lions Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a member of the Broward County Association for The Blind in Fort Lauderdale...
Patricia Madden (09/11/03)
Patricia Thompson Madden, 61, of Oak Park, Ill., died Aug. 31, 2003, in Oak Park. She is survived by a son and his wife, Robert and Alice Baren of Oak Park; her father, Robert Thompson of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a sister, Elizabeth Thompson Hewins; and a brother, Lawrence Robert Thompson...
Charles Wesley Sample (09/11/03)
Charles Wesley Sample, 83, of Horse-shoe Bend, died at his residence Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was retired from the Horseshoe Bend Police Department as a Dispatcher and police officer. ...
Florence Lee Dodge (09/11/03)
Florence Lee Dodge, daughter of the late George Washington Denton and Sarah Anne Longley Denton, was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 27, 2003,in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 91 years. She was united in marriage Sept. 5, 1931, to Cecil Clifford McHugh who preceded her in death May 4, 1962. She was united in marriage March 5, 1963, in Fulton County, Ark., to Clarence Dodge, who preceded her in death July 2, 1983...
James L. Howell (09/11/03)
James L. Howell, son of the late Paul Howell and Cora McCameron Howell, was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died Aug. 29, 2003, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 91 years. He was a truck driver for Fessenden and Company for 17 years in Richmond, Calif., and was a member of the Teamster Union. He worked in the CC Camp and received his army discharge papers...
Lawrence Swetnam (09/11/03)
Lawrence Swetnam, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 9, 1914, near Williford, he was the son of Oscar Benjamin Swetnam and Mary Belle Hill Swetnam. He grew up and attended school in the Little Barn community, then went school in Hardy where he finished his education. He married Bernice Marie Clayatt Dec. 29, 1946, in Childress, Ark...
Nobia Bookout (09/11/03)
Nobia Sellars Bookout, of Wiseman, Ark., daughter of the late John and Betty Mathis Sellars, was born April 24, 1915, in the Johnson View community, north of Violet Hill. She died Aug. 30, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 88 years...
Pauline Rogers (09/11/03)
~Died 9-5-2003 Pauline Rogers, 86, of Ash Flat, died Sept. 5, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.
Elsie T. Neely (09/11/03)
Elsie T. Neely, of Salem, daughter of the late John Kinchen Estes and Ada Melinda Heath Estes, was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Agnos, Ark., and died Sept. 1, 2003, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Roy W; Neely Feb. 21, 1949, in Agnos, Ark., and to this union one son was born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Wilma Fern Cherry (09/11/03)
Wilma Fern Cherry, daughter of the late Van Buren and Martha Priscilla Cozort Armstrong, was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Morriston, Ark., and died Aug. 25, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 74 years. She was united in marriage July 30, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., to James Lee Cherry...
Zane Lyle Sanders (09/11/03)
Zane Lyle Sanders, son of the late Owen E. and Zelma Garner Sanders, was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. He died Aug. 30, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. at the age of 78. Zane was married to Reba Garner Sept. 15, 1942, in Calico Rock. To this union, a son was born. ...
Billy Bevil (09/11/03)
Billy Bevil, 75, of Hardy, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Thaxton, Miss., he was the son of Clyde William and Mary Opal Taylor Bevil. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Jean Bevil of Maumelle; a son, Randy Bevil of Horn Lake, Miss.; four daughters and sons-in-law -- Betty and Jimmy Brotherton of Horn Lake, Miss.; Amy and Jim Hussung of Hardy, Ark.; Kelly and John Bryant of Maumelle, Becky and John Black of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Dale Bevill of Pearl, Miss.; five grandchildren -- Bridget Brotherton, Bethany Brotherton, Bryant Hussung, Chase Hussung and Morgan Black.. ...
Irma Lee Owens (09/11/03)
Irma Lee Owens, 69, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died at 11 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, in Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Oct. 5, 1933, at Ennis, Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy and Etta Mae Deail Greenhaw Wilson. In June of 1952, she was married in Tijuana, Mexico, to Jack Owens...
Christine Smedley (09/18/03)
Christine Marie Smedley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Alvina Ripplinger Sizemore and the late Ludwig Urlacher was born June 16, 1953, in Bremerton, Wash. She died Sept. 10, 2003, at Batesville, Ark., at the age of 50. She married Kenneth Carlton Smedley on Dec. 3, 1993. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and worked as a ward clerk at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton (09/18/03)
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 25, 1921, in Wilberton, Okla., she was the daughter of Sidney Hardy and Ida Mae Baugher Hardy. She moved to Cherokee Village in November of 2001 from California. She was a homemaker...
Argie Lela Floyd (09/18/03)
Argie Lela Floyd, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late James Arlin Dillard and Sarah Frances Blevins Dillard, was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Oxford. She died Sept. 8, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 86 years. She married Fred Floyd July 13, 1937, at Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born...
Edna Woodall (09/18/03)
Edna Thomas Estes Woodall, of Hartford, Mich., formerly of Agnos, Ark., died Aug. 15, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. She was surrounded by all of her children. She was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Agnos. After receiving her teacher's license Aug. 15, 1931, with the help and assistance of Velmar Burton, well known educator and business manager and also an Agnos native, she was a school teacher for several years; and lived the last 50 years in Harrford, Mich...
Claudia Mae Ferguson (09/18/03)
Claudia Mae Arnold Ferguson of Melbourne, daughter of the late William T. Arnold and Rena Stroud Arnold, was born June 24, 1923, in Guion, Ark. She died Sept. 6, 2003, at Pioneer Nursing and Rehab in Melbourne, Ark., at the age of 80 years. She married Vernon M. Ferguson on Feb. 5, 1944, in Gid, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her working years, employed at ConAgra...
John W. Davis (09/18/03)
John W. Davis, 69, of Batesville, died Sept. 8, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 12, 1933, at Violet Hill, Ark., he was the son of Emel E. and Eunice Beatrice Sanders Davis. He was retired from General Motors, Pontiac Division in Pontiac, Mich...
Rev. Orvil L. Stahl (09/18/03)
Rev. Orvil L. Stahl, 84, of Salem, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2003. Born Aug. 21, 1919 in Green County, he was the son of Alonzo Orbin and Bertie Ratledge Stahl. On Nov. 27, 1947, he married Wanda Owens in Piggott, Ark. Rev. Stahl was a World War II Army veteran of the Pacific Theater, and a mason...
Waif Edward Robinson (09/18/03)
Waif Edward Robinson, son of the late Elmer Robinson and Nellie Alford Robinson Phelps, was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Jobe, Mo. He died Sept. 5, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 74 years. He was united in marriage in Alton, Mo. to Betty Lee. He was a livestock farmer and worked for Alton Sales Company for many years and served as Oregon County Commissioner for three terms...
Mickey Southard (09/18/03)
Mickey Borden Southard, of Salem, son of the late Marvin Dallas and Opal Mae Bell Southard, was born May 20, 1931, in Wheeling, Ark., and died Sept. 12, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 72 years. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the 1950s. ...
Chloe Martin (09/18/03)
Chloe Martin, of Thayer, Mo., 88, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Ellen Rickey Range was born Feb. 2, 1915 at Willow Springs, Mo., and died at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was a member of Thayer First Baptist Church for 68 years. She worked for the telephone company as an operator for 37 years...
Laura O. Harvey (09/18/03)
Laura O. Harvey, daughter of the late Norvan Otto Frank and Eva Orella Jones Frank, was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Clay County, Ill., and died Sept. 10, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 88 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo., and was a homemaker...
Monterie Anderson (09/25/03)
Monterie "Monty" Anderson, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 14, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept 1, 1925, at Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of Marcus and Euna "Kent" Matheny. She was retired from White Rodgers, bowled for 34 years in local, state and national levels, was inducted into the Batesville Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1983, and was a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Rosie Lee Reese (09/25/03)
Rosie Lee Reese, 75, of Ravenden, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born July 27, 1928, in Charleston, Mo., she was the daughter of Roy Chezem and Goldie Welch Chezem. She married John W. Reese Sept. 16, 1946, in Pocahontas, Ark., and he preceded her in death in 1970...
William Steinman (09/25/03)
William John Steinman, 84, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1919, in Princeville, Ill., the son of John A. Steinman and Lena E. Kuntz Steinman. He was a retired quarry superintendent for Elmer Larson Co. in Illinois...
Joe Hill Vicry (09/25/03)
Joe Hill Vicry, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Hardy, Ark., he was the son of Joseph Henry Vicry and Bess Turner Vicry. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a district manager for Mid South/ARKLA Gas Company in Newport, Ark., and also worked as a district manager for Michigan Gas Utilities. ...
Mary Morrison Cotter (09/25/03)
Mary Etta Morrison Cotter, 89, of Alpaugh, Calif., died Aug. 27, 2003. She was born at County Line, Fulton County, May 22, 1914. She was the daughter of the late J.R. "James" and Sara Jane Helm Morrison. On June 19, 1932, she married Harley D. Cotter. To this union 11 children were born...
Andrew Ryan Hankins (09/25/03)
Andrew Ryan Hankins, 5, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 14, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1998, at Paragould, Ark. to Loren and Aimee Stenger Hankins of Cherokee Village. Survivors are his parents of the home, two brothers - Devin Hankins and Corey Hankins both of Cherokee Village, two sisters - Tanya Hankins Perez and Arial Harland both of Cherokee Village, his maternal grandmother, Linda Jones of Moline, Ill., his paternal grandparents - Rex and Lilly Hankins or Odessa, Mo. ...
Esther Pearl Pool (09/25/03)
Esther Pearl Pool, daughter of the late Clarence H. Casteel and Rena M. James Casteel, was born March 23, 1938, in Ethridge, Tenn., and died Sept. 18, 2003, in Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 65 years. She was united in marriage in Oct. 1991, in Conroe, Texas to Henry Pool...
Robert Corvan Welte (09/25/03)
Robert Corvan Welte, 73, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 15, 2003, at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in White County, Ind., to Arthur Welte and Eva Baer Welte. He was a school teacher, belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Elks Club, where he was past exalted ruler and held many other offices...
John B. Atkinson (09/25/03)
John B. Atkinson, 87, a lifelong resident of Batesville where he served as a city councilman and as police commissioner, died Sept. 20, 2003, in a Searcy hospital. Born May 2, 1916, in Blanville, he was raised in Evening Shade, Ark. His parents were Ansel Burton Atkinson and Maude Bacon Atkinson...
Alice Merle McHenry (09/25/03)
Alice Merle McHenry 83, of Salem, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Stella Pearl Reed Haney, was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Frenchtown, Ark. She died Sept 14, 2003, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She married Loyd McHenry Oct. 23, 1945, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. ...
Mary Elizabeth Booth (09/25/03)
Mary Elizabeth Booth of Williford died Sept. 7, 2003, after a brief, fierce battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Williford, daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Alice Hill Booth. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Jenkins of Little Rock; a son, Michael Carnahan of Walnut Ridge; two sisters -- Lucille Tucker and Jamie Holiway of Jonesboro; a brother, A.D. ...
June Marvie Redburn (09/11/03)
June Marvie Redburn, 70, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1933, near Myrtle, and died Sept. 1, 2003, at her home. Survivors are her husband, Herschel "Pete" Redburn of the home; two sons -- James Melton and wife, Deloris, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Winfred Melton and wife, Ann, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, R.L. ...
James Calvin Watson (09/11/03)
James Calvin Watson, 78, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born April 8, 1925, in Chillicothe, Texas, the son of Albert and Loal Parl Osburn Watson. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Air Force in post World War II in Japan...
Paul F. Ream (09/11/03)
Paul F. Ream, 82, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Kendallville, died on Aug. 27, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Fawn River, Mich., to Frank and Claris Slack Ream. He married Ruth Runnestrand Oct.. 31, 1942, in Churubusco, Ind., and she preceded him in death June 8, 1993...
Charles Wesley Sample (09/11/03)
Charles Wesley Sample, 83, of Horse-shoe Bend, died at his residence Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was retired from the Horseshoe Bend Police Department as a Dispatcher and police officer. ...
Patricia Madden (09/11/03)
Patricia Thompson Madden, 61, of Oak Park, Ill., died Aug. 31, 2003, in Oak Park. She is survived by a son and his wife, Robert and Alice Baren of Oak Park; her father, Robert Thompson of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a sister, Elizabeth Thompson Hewins; and a brother, Lawrence Robert Thompson...
Samuel Herman Sayers (09/11/03)
Samuel Herman Sayers, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 1, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 9, 1908, in Mount Clements, Mich., he was the son of Samuel Sayers and Hilda Herman Sayers. He worked for many years as a concessionaire at a stand for the Lions Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a member of the Broward County Association for The Blind in Fort Lauderdale...
Pauline Rogers (09/11/03)
~Died 9-5-2003 Pauline Rogers, 86, of Ash Flat, died Sept. 5, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.
Nobia Bookout (09/11/03)
Nobia Sellars Bookout, of Wiseman, Ark., daughter of the late John and Betty Mathis Sellars, was born April 24, 1915, in the Johnson View community, north of Violet Hill. She died Aug. 30, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 88 years...
Florence Lee Dodge (09/11/03)
Florence Lee Dodge, daughter of the late George Washington Denton and Sarah Anne Longley Denton, was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 27, 2003,in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 91 years. She was united in marriage Sept. 5, 1931, to Cecil Clifford McHugh who preceded her in death May 4, 1962. She was united in marriage March 5, 1963, in Fulton County, Ark., to Clarence Dodge, who preceded her in death July 2, 1983...
James L. Howell (09/11/03)
James L. Howell, son of the late Paul Howell and Cora McCameron Howell, was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died Aug. 29, 2003, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 91 years. He was a truck driver for Fessenden and Company for 17 years in Richmond, Calif., and was a member of the Teamster Union. He worked in the CC Camp and received his army discharge papers...
Elsie T. Neely (09/11/03)
Elsie T. Neely, of Salem, daughter of the late John Kinchen Estes and Ada Melinda Heath Estes, was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Agnos, Ark., and died Sept. 1, 2003, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Roy W; Neely Feb. 21, 1949, in Agnos, Ark., and to this union one son was born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Lawrence Swetnam (09/11/03)
Lawrence Swetnam, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 9, 1914, near Williford, he was the son of Oscar Benjamin Swetnam and Mary Belle Hill Swetnam. He grew up and attended school in the Little Barn community, then went school in Hardy where he finished his education. He married Bernice Marie Clayatt Dec. 29, 1946, in Childress, Ark...
Irma Lee Owens (09/11/03)
Irma Lee Owens, 69, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died at 11 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, in Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Oct. 5, 1933, at Ennis, Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy and Etta Mae Deail Greenhaw Wilson. In June of 1952, she was married in Tijuana, Mexico, to Jack Owens...
Billy Bevil (09/11/03)
Billy Bevil, 75, of Hardy, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Thaxton, Miss., he was the son of Clyde William and Mary Opal Taylor Bevil. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Jean Bevil of Maumelle; a son, Randy Bevil of Horn Lake, Miss.; four daughters and sons-in-law -- Betty and Jimmy Brotherton of Horn Lake, Miss.; Amy and Jim Hussung of Hardy, Ark.; Kelly and John Bryant of Maumelle, Becky and John Black of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Dale Bevill of Pearl, Miss.; five grandchildren -- Bridget Brotherton, Bethany Brotherton, Bryant Hussung, Chase Hussung and Morgan Black.. ...
Wilma Fern Cherry (09/11/03)
Wilma Fern Cherry, daughter of the late Van Buren and Martha Priscilla Cozort Armstrong, was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Morriston, Ark., and died Aug. 25, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 74 years. She was united in marriage July 30, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., to James Lee Cherry...
Zane Lyle Sanders (09/11/03)
Zane Lyle Sanders, son of the late Owen E. and Zelma Garner Sanders, was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. He died Aug. 30, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. at the age of 78. Zane was married to Reba Garner Sept. 15, 1942, in Calico Rock. To this union, a son was born. ...
Zola McLeod (09/30/03)
Zola McLeod, 93, of Cave City died Sept. 26, 2003, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born May 10, 1910, at Cave City to Thomas Newton and Mintie Arrow Baxter Burge. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cave City...
William Steinman (09/30/03)
William John Steinman, 84, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1919, in Princeville, Ill., the son of John A. Steinman and Lena E. Kuntz Steinman. He was a retired quarry superintendent for Elmer Larson Co. in Illinois...
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton (09/16/03)
Mrs. U.V.L. Hamilton, 82, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 25, 1921, in Wilberton, Okla., she was the daughter of Sidney Hardy and Ida Mae Baugher Hardy. She moved to Cherokee Village in November of 2001 from California. She was a homemaker...
Elsie T. Neely (09/09/03)
Elsie T. Neely, 92, of Salem died Sept. 1, 2003, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C. Born Dec. 4, 1910, in Agnos, she was the daughter of John Kinchen Estes and Ada Melinda Heath Estes. She married to Roy W; Neely Feb. 21, 1949, in Agnos and to this union one son was born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Terri Jean Roberts (09/30/03)
Terri Jean Roberts, 38, of Hardy died Sept. 25, 2003, at her mother's home in Mountain Home. She was born Dec. 26, 1964, in Highland, Ill., the daughter of Alta Criss Pullen of Mountain Home and the late James Myers. She was the owner of Groomers Edge in Ash Flat and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Highland...
Steven Runsick (09/02/03)
Steven Gene Runsick, 40, of Ash Flat died Aug. 27, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 27, 1963, at Batesville, he was the son of Gene and Sue Branscum Runsick. He owned and operated a nutritional store and was of the Christian faith...
Samuel Sayers (09/09/03)
Samuel Herman Sayers, 95, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 1, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 9, 1908, in Mount Clements, Mich., he was the son of Samuel Sayers and Hilda Herman Sayers. He worked for many years as a concessionaire at a stand for the Lions Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a member of the Broward County Association for The Blind in Fort Lauderdale...
Robert Welte (09/23/03)
Robert Corvan Welte, 73, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 15, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in White County, Ind., to Arthur Welte and Eva Bare Welte. He was a school teacher, belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Elks Club, where he was past exalted ruler and held many other offices...
Rose Bernice Buckinham (09/30/03)
Rose Bernice Buckinham, 93, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 29, 2003, at Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 24, 1910, in Fremont, Mich., the daughter of Marshal Paxson and Nettie Johnson Paxon. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Princeton, Minn., where she also belonged to the Priscilla Circle. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the VFW Auxiliary and a homemaker...
Pauline Rogers (09/09/03)
Pauline Rogers, 86, of Ash Flat died Sept. 5, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.
Patricia Madden (09/09/03)
Patricia Thompson Madden, 61, of Oak Park, Ill., died Aug. 31, 2003, in Oak Park. Survivors include a son and his wife, Robert and Alice Baren of Oak Park; her father, Robert Thompson of Cherokee Village; a sister, Elizabeth Thompson Hewins; and a brother, Lawrence Robert Thompson...
Paul F. Ream (09/09/03)
Paul F. Ream, 82, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Kendallville, Ind., died Aug. 27, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Sept. 23, 1920, in Fawn River, Mich., he was the son of Frank and Claris Slack Ream. He married Ruth Runnestrand Oct.. 31, 1942, in Churubusco, Ind., and she preceded him in death June 8, 1993...
Nelson Lambert (09/09/03)
Nelson B. Lambert, 79, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Waverly and Decatur, Ill., died Aug. 20, 2003, in Waverly. Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Waverly, he was the son of Frank A. and Vera E. Lohman Lambert. He married Joyce Ann Reynolds in 1965 in Jacksonville...
Mary Booth (09/09/03)
Mary Elizabeth Booth of Williford died Sept. 7, 2003, after a brief, fierce battle with cancer. Born Sept. 1, 1929, in Williford, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Alice Hill Booth. Mary faced life headon with a brave heart and a caring hand. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Jenkins of Little Rock; a son, Michael Carnahan of Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Lucille Tucker and Jamie Holiway of Jonesboro; a brother, A.D. ...
Monterie Anderson (09/23/03)
Monterie "Monty" Anderson, 78, of Cave City died Sept. 14, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept 1, 1925, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Marcus and Euna Kent Matheny. She was retired from White Rodgers, bowled for 34 years in local, state and national levels, was inducted into the Batesville Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1983 and was a member of Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Lawrence Swetnam (09/09/03)
Lawrence Swetnam, 89, of Ash Flat died Sept. 2, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 9, 1914, near Williford, he was the son of Oscar Benjamin Swetnam and Mary Belle Hill Swetnam. He grew up and attended school in the Little Barn Community and then went on to school in Hardy where he finished his education...
Lillian Liewald (09/30/03)
Lillian Liewald, 100, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 26, 2003, at the Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. She was born April 6, 1903, in Ewing, Ill., daughter of Marian Lester Williams and Della Meadows Williams. She worked for 48 years as a dietician for the state of Illinois and acted as the governor's liaison for all dieticians in the state of Illinois...
Logan Lee Hankins (09/30/03)
Logan Lee Hankins, 41, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 16, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1961, in Independence, Mo., the son of the Rex Wayne Hankins and Lillie Moore Hankins of Odessa, Mo. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army as a drill sergeant...
Lela Mae Hubbs (09/30/03)
Lela Mae Hubbs, 70, of Horseshoe Bend died Sept. 12, 2003, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born March 5, 1933, in Union County, Ill., the daughter of Albert Watkins and Ruth Hastings Watkins. She was retired from Flosheim Shoe Company in Anna, Ill., where she worked as a top stitcher. ...
James Watson (09/09/03)
James Calvin Watson, 78, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 8, 1925, in Chillicothe, Texas, he was the son of Albert and Loal Parl Osburn Watson. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Air Force in post World War II in Japan...
Joe Hill Vicry (09/23/03)
Joe Hill Vicry, 80, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 19, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Hardy, he was the son of Joseph Henry Vicry and Bess Turner Vicry. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a district manager for Mid South/ARKLA Gas Company in Newport and also worked as a district manager for Michigan Gas Utilities. The company named their conference and training center after him...
John Atkinson (09/30/03)
John B. Atkinson, 87, a lifelong resident of Batesville where he served as a city councilman and as police commissioner, died Sept. 20, 2003, in a Searcy hospital. Born May 2, 1916, in Blanville, he was raised in Evening Shade. His parents were Ansel Burton Atkinson and Maude Bacon Atkinson. He worked for many years as an accountant for Hall Dry Goods, was active with his family and was a lifelong Razorback fan...
Irma Owens (09/09/03)
Irma Lee Owens, 69, of Horseshoe Bend died Sept. 2, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Oct. 5, 1933, at Ennis, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas Leroy and Etta Mae Deail Greenhaw Wilson. In June 1952 she was married in Tijuana, Mexico, to Jack Owens. Before her retirement, she was employed as a waitress at Ramada Inn and was a member of the Elks Lodge...
Gertie Cason (09/02/03)
Gertie Mae Cason, 96, of Cave City died Aug. 26, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 13, 1907, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Will and Corie Gardner Dickey. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian Faith. Survivors include three nephews -- Winford Dickey, Oneal Dickey and Hubert Dean Dickey, all of the Batesville area, and several other relatives and friends...
Charles Sample (09/09/03)
Charles Wesley Sample, 83, of Horseshoe Bend died at his residence Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was retired from the Horseshoe Bend Police Department as a dispatcher and police officer. ...
Camillia Oliver (09/02/03)
Camillia Kaylin Oliver, 9, of Ash Flat died Aug. 25, 2003, in an automobile accident on Highway 63 near Hoxie. She was a fourth grade student at Cherokee Elementary School and attended Agnos Church of Christ. She was an honor student and played on the elementary basketball team...
Chad Oliver (09/02/03)
Chad Oliver, 38, of Ash Flat died Aug. 25, 2003, in an automobile accident on Highway 63 near Hoxie. He was employed as a district conservationist in Izard County. Born in Walnut Ridge and formerly of Strawberry, he was a graduate of Arkansas State University and a member of the Church of Christ at Agnos...
Billy Bevil (09/09/03)
Billy Bevil, 74, of Hardy, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Ash Flat. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Thaxton, Miss., he was son of Clyde William and Mary Opal Taylor Bevil. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Jean Bevil of Maumelle; a son, Randy Bevil of Horn Lake, Miss.; four daughters and sons-in-law -- Betty and Jimmy Brotherton of Horn Lake, Miss.; Amy and Jim Hussung of Hardy, Kelly and John Bryant of Maumelle, Becky and John Black of San Antonio; a brother, Jimmy Dale Bevill of Pearl, Miss.; five grandchildren -- Bridget Brotherton, Bethany Brotherton, Bryant Hussung, Chase Hussung and Morgan Black.. ...
Audie Marie Arnold (09/30/03)
Audie Marie Arnold, age 92, of Horseshoe Bend died Sept. 22, 2003, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County at Calico Rock. She was born April 17, 1911, to Nathan Monroe and Mary Atlanta Georgia Graves Felton at Gamaliel, Ark. She was a housewife and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Andrew Hankins (09/23/03)
Andrew Ryan Hankins, 5, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 14, 2003, at his residence. Born June 26, 1998, at Paragould, he was the son of Loren and Aimee Stenger Hankins of Cherokee Village. Survivors include his parents of the home; two brothers -- Devin Hankins and Corey Hankins, both of Cherokee Village; two sisters -- Tanya Hankins and Arial Harland, both of Cherokee Village; his maternal grandmother, Linda Jones of Moline, Ill.; his paternal grandparents -- Rex and Lilly Hankins of Odessa, Mo.; and his maternal great grandparents -- Dale and Janet Sheldon of Oakland, Ark.. ...