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Obituaries from May 2004

Brandon Lee Edwards (05/13/04)
Brandon Lee Edwards, 12, of Batesville, Ark., died May 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1991, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Kevin Wayne and Rebecca McMahan Edwards.Survivors include his father, Kevin Edwards of Batesville; his mother, Rebecca Vaile of Melbourne; paternal grandparents -- Tommy and Mary Edwards of Melbourne; maternal grandparents -- Ervin McMahan of Mountain View, and Berniece McMahn of Michigan; two brothers -- Justin Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Melbourne; a half-brother, Tom Vaile Jr. ...
Walter "Buck" Lucas Jr. (05/13/04)
Walter Beryl "Buck" Lucas Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 6, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Grand Tower, Ill., the son of the late Mollie Shaffer and Walter B. Lucas Sr. He was retired from The San Diego Tribune after working over 25 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Ruby Willene Robbins (05/13/04)
Ruby Willene Robbins, 73, of Chowchilla, Calif., died April 25, 2004, at the Mercy Medical Center Community Hospital in Chowchilla. Born May 17, 1930, at Cave City Ark., she was the daughter of Lesley and India Sugg Portefield. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Shirley Elizabeth Alley (05/13/04)
Shirley Elizabeth Alley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 2, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1934, at LeMoyne, Pa., she was the daughter of Adda Catherine Frehn Eshelman and David I. Eshelman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. ...
Albert "Red" Overstreet (05/13/04)
Albert Luther "Red" Overstreet, son of the late Tom Overstreet and Cinderalia Lewis Overstreet, was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rover, Mo., and died April 29, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 92 years. He served his country in the Merchant Marines and was an active member for the "Charles Burkett" American Legion Post 344 in Thayer, Mo., Masonic Woodside Lodge 582 in Thomasville, Mo., and was of the Methodist faith...
Donie E. Bridges Jr. (05/13/04)
Donie E. Bridges, 42, son of Lucille Chaney Calloway and Donie E. Bridges died April 20, 2004. He went to work for Lockheed Industries after graduating from high school. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. For the past 15 years he suffered constant chronic pain from a back injury that left him unable to sit or stand for any length of time...
Mavis Thompson (05/13/04)
Mavis Beatrice Thompson, 76, of Independence, Mo., died May 9, 2004, at Independence Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1927 in Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Frances Henrietta Finley and Andy Newton Sears, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married Dec. 23, 1955 in Independence, Mo. to Carl Junior Thompson, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999...
Bobby Fay Davis (05/13/04)
Bobby Fay Davis, 73, of Salem, daughter of the late Hillory Elliott and Ethel Lois West Elliott, was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Pine Prairie, La. She died May 8, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Lloyd Marlo Davis Nov. 27, 1948, in Westlake, La., to this union, a daughter was born...
Merna L. Goodman (05/13/04)
Merna L. Goodman, 76, of Malta Bend, Mo., died May 8, 2004, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in DeWitt, Mo., the daughter of John Eugene Winfrey and Lizabeth Lexia Goyer Winfrey. On Aug. 3, 1946, she was married to Charles J. Goodman who preceded her in death. She had lived in Malta Bend since 2002 moving there from Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Ted Johnson (05/13/04)
Ted Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004 at his home. Born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., he was the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the Navy, a retired police officer, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Spec. Kenny Melton (05/13/04)
Spec. Kenneth Alan "Kenny" Melton, 30, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 24, 1973, in West Plains, Mo., and died April 25, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard, CO B, 2/153 INF. He died while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Mitchell Lee Green (05/13/04)
Mitchell Lee Green, 46, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Margaret Edna Remley Green and the late Melvin Gamber Green, Sr. He died May 5, 2004, at Viola. He married Julie Jo Horn Dec. 13, 1995, at Osceola, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and a general farm laborer. Mitchell served in the United States Army National Guard for four years...
Dean E. Montgomery (05/13/04)
Dean E. Montgomery, 88, of Mason City, Iowa, died March 17, 2004, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. He was born April 1, 1915, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Edward and Nettie May Harvey Montgomery. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa...
Billie Hawkins Stanley (05/27/04)
Billie Hawkins Stanley, 38, of Hardy died May 17, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1965, in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of Maggie Mae Gregory Hawkins and Benny Hawkins. He was employed by Raythion Aircraft. Survivors include a son, Colby Tate Stanley; a brother, Bobby Hawkins; and three sisters -- Glenda Fruitt, Patricia Gilmer and Lisa Ann Short...
Roberta Hall Wiseman (05/27/04)
Roberta Hall Wiseman, 84, of Salem died May 20, 2004 at Salem. Born May 24, 1919, in Heart, she was the daughter of Henry "Frank" Franklyn and Ada Belle Bishop Hall. She married Kenneth Hardeman Wiseman July 30, 1942, at Salem. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and owner/operator of Wiseman's Grocery Store in Salem. She was a member of Wheeling Church of Christ...
William Eldon Oldfield (05/27/04)
William Eldon Oldfield, 82, of Morriston, died May 18, 2004, at his home. Born April 1, 1922, in Morriston, he was the son of Willie Wiley Oldfield and Nora Taylor Oldfield. He married Clercie Goodson Oct. 3, 1944., in Senath, Mo. To this union a daughter was born...
Mable Rose Devillez (05/27/04)
Mable Rose Devillez, 80, died April 23, 2004, in West Plains. Born Jan. 19, 1924, in Archbald, Pa., she was the daughter of Frederick Epply and Elizabeth White Epply. She married Henry Devillez April 1, 1946, in Washington, D.C. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She will be missed by all who knew her...
Eugene Samuel Hall (05/27/04)
Eugene Samuel Hall, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died May 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. Born Feb. 28, 1912, at Bennett, Neb., he was the son of James Samuel and Mary Edith Gochnauer Hall. He was a retired truck driver, farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn., the Shriners, Scottish Rite, The American Legion and was of the Methodist faith...
Robert Lawrence (05/27/04)
Robert Eudell Lawrence, 68, of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Rex Lawrence and Effie Zela Cheatham Lawrence was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Melbourne, Ark. He died May 23, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. During his working years he was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith...
James Bryce Pruitt (05/27/04)
James Bryce Pruitt, 50, of Viola, died May 17, 2004, at Viola. Born Sept. 17, 1953, in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of Troy James Pruitt and Edyth Inez Crotts Pruitt Steele. He married Judy Gail Eppes July 14, 1998, in Salem. He spent his working years as a husband, step-father, step-grandfather and worked in quality control for the state of Arkansas...
Bunice Cora Tucker (05/27/04)
Bunice Cora Tucker, 94, of Agnos, died May 17, 2004, at Fulton County Hosptial in Salem. Born Nov. 13, 1909, in Pleasant Grove, she was the daughter of Randall Alexander "R.A." Kemper and Nancy Estes Kemper. She married Fred Tucker July 3, 1932, at Mammoth Spring. To this union three children were born...
Gerald "Jerry" Knapp (05/27/04)
Gerald Ford "Jerry" Knapp, 87, of Cherokee Village died May 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Pleasantville, Iowa, he was the son of Walter Ford Knapp and Mable Travis Knapp. He married Jeane Sprow in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1960. ...
Christina Brittingham (05/27/04)
Christina Brittingham, 86, of Hardy died May 19, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born July 29, 1917, she was the daughter of Thenda Booth Walker and John Walker. She was a graduate of Arkansas State University. She retired from teaching at St. Louis County School System...
Frances Mayberry (05/27/04)
Frances Caroline Mayberry, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., formerly of this area, was born March 23, 1933 in Cardwell, Mo., and died May 22, 2004, at Myrtle, Mo. She was the daughter of Theodore Allen and Lexie Frances Hinesley Allen. She was married June 1, 1955, to Carles Francis Mayberry at Bragg City, Mo...
Ora Mae Cheever (05/27/04)
Ora Mae Cheever, daughter of the late Daniel T. Huddleston and Charlotte Alma Davis Huddleston, was born July 31, 1922 in Thomasville, Mo. and died May 17, 2004, at Alton, Mo., at the age of 81 years. She was married in 1941 to Arthur Stewart. She was united in marriage Dec. 14, 1949, at Alton, Mo. to Joe M. Cheever who preceded her in death...
Velma Idella Mitchell (05/27/04)
Velma Idella Mitchell, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Charley and Lula Belle Morris Fountain, was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Wideman, Ark. She died May 23, 2004, at Care Manor Nursing Home in Mountain Home at the age of 81. She was married to Homer Wesley Mitchell on Sept. 28, 1940, in Paragould, Ark., and to this union two children were born. She was a homemaker and a Christian...
R.F. Farris (05/27/04)
R. F. Farris, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 23, 2004 at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Jan. 27, 1927. Survivors include three sons -- Greg Farris and Butch Farris both of Cherokee Village and Randy Farris of Webberville, Mich.; and one daughter, Kathy Reed of Webberville, Mich...
Virgie Viola Hill (05/27/04)
Vergie Viola Hill, 95, of Ash Flat died May 18, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 9, 1909, in Haskell County, Okla., she was the daughter of Thomas Edward Young and Milteda Martha Lawson Young. She moved to Sharp County in September 2003 from California. She was a homemaker...
Jimmy Clyde Brewer (05/27/04)
Jimmy Clyde Brewer, 55, of Hardy, died May 14, 2004. He was a professional painter by trade. He is survived by his two daughters - Amanda Nate Brewer Vankatesan and her husband, Keri, of Maryland, and Wendy Nicole Brewer Rhodes and her husband, David, of Missouri; a grandson, Speedy Bejamin Rhodes; and his mother, Billie Jean Brewer...
Barry Lynn Humphries (05/20/04)
Barry Lynn Humphries, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Salem, Ark., son of Nancy Sepulvado and the late Richard Lee Humphries, was born Aug. 29, 1961, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died May 13, 2004, at his home in Mountain Home at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 14 days...
Bill McKinney (05/20/04)
William E. "Bill" McKinney, 80, of Mammoth Spring, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., was born April 5, 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., and died May 9, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Bill graduated from Memphis Tech and attended Memphis State University, Memphis College of Art and the San Francisco Institute of Art...
Eugene Samuel Hall (05/20/04)
Eugene Samuel Hill, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died May 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. Born Feb. 28, 1912, at Bennett, Neb., he was the son of James Samuel and Mary Edith Gochnaur Hall. He was a retired truck driver, farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn., the Shriners, Scottish Rite, the American Legion and was of the Methodist faith...
"Tommy" Risner (05/20/04)
Thomas Henry "Tommy" Risner, son of Arden Risner and Sylvia Kellett Risner, was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Thayer and died May 9, 2004, in Thayer at the age of 71 years. He was married July 3, 1959, in Myrtle, to Sherry Case. He was married June 20, 1999, in Thayer to Norma Wiggs...
"Gene" Langston (05/20/04)
Austin "Gene" Langston, son of the late Owen John and Dessie Ima Bishop Langston, was born June 3, 1929, at Salem, Ark. He died April 5, 2004, at the age of 74 years. Gene married Melba Nadine Benton Oct. 9, 1946, and to this union five children were born...
Harry Allen Eaton (05/20/04)
Harry Allen Eaton, 68, of Viola, Ark., was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Muscatine, Iowa, son of the late John Lawrence and Pansy Lee Sherwood Eaton. He died May 12, 2004, at Salem, Ark. Harry married Evelyn P. Martin Rector Oct. 20, 1998 at Calico Rock...
Maxine Loosey (05/20/04)
Maxine Havner Loosey, of Calico Rock, daughter of the late Adolph and Lucille King Havner was born April 7, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died May 9, 2004, at the age of 80 years. Maxine was united in marriage to Ewell Loosey on March 5, 1942, in Calico Rock and to this union four children were born. During her working years, she worked at Baxter Lab until she retired. She attended Iuka Church of Christ...
Mary Beth Agee (05/20/04)
Mary Beth Agee, 64, of Marmaduke, died May 9, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born May 21, 1939, in Leachville, Ark., she was the daughter of Allen and Notra Young Berry. She was a 1967 graduate of Crowley's Ridge Academy, and a former house-parent at Paragould Children's Home...
Robert "R.L." McComas (05/20/04)
Robert "R.L." L. McComas, 73, of Ash Flat, Ark., died May 16, 2004 at the Arkansas Central Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1931, in Clay County, Ark., the son of Madge Prevo McComas and Robert L. McComas. He was employed by a water company. Survivors include a son, Rick McComas of Ash Flat; two daughters -- Vickie Oyler of Highland and Brenda Rose of Cherokee Village; four brothers, Robert E. ...
Gerald "Jerry" Knapp (05/20/04)
Gerald Ford "Jerry" Knapp, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Plasantville, Iowa, he was the son of Walter Ford Knapp and Mable Travis Knapp. He married Jeane Sprow in Mashalltown, Iowa, in 1960. He was retired from the banking industry...
James W. Smith (05/06/04)
James W. Smith, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 24, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1935, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Everett and Pearl Shirley Smith. He retired as a plant supervisor from Warner Commercial Body in Noblesville, Ind., and was a member of Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church...
Fritz Lorentzen (05/06/04)
Fritz Lorentzen, 80, of Cherokee Village died April 30, 2004. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Karen and Fritz Lorentzen of South Milwaukee, Wis., he is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Hargrave) Lorentzen of Cherokee Village; a sister, Karen Soli of Menomonee Falls, Wis., sons David (wife Linda) of Middleton, Wis., Bryan (wife Cindy) of Franklin, Wis., daughter Barb (husband Tom) of Austin, Texas; granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda of Middleton, Wis., niece Lynn Soli (husband Bruce Kamradr) and dear friend Michele Zindars of Middleton, wis.. ...
Theodore G. Dockins (05/06/04)
Theodore G. Dockins, of Calico Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles Edward Dockins and Minnie Belle Smith Dockins was born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Wideman, Ark. He died on April 27, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 84 years. He was married to Arcie Rhea Simmons on April 25, 1946, and to this union six children were born. After her death on Jan. 23, 1992, he married Ruby Davis on May 31, 1999, in Melbourne, Ark...
Henry O. Tompkins (05/06/04)
Henry O. Thompkins, 88, of Saddle, Ark., died April 25, 2004, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Dudley Arthur Tompkins and Auda Haney Tompkins. He retired from the United States Army as a master sergeant after serving for over 22 years. He served during World War II and Korea, and was a recipient of a Purple Heart...
Karl Berner (05/06/04)
Memorial services for Karl Berner, 77, of Couch, Mo., were held April 25, 22004, at Pleasant Hill Church East of Thayer. He died at his home April 13, 2004. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Ohio, with arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg...
William Francis Gipson (05/06/04)
William Francis Gipson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Santa Anna, Texas, he was the son of William and Clara Childers Gipson. He was school superintendent in Alaska for many years and served as corporal in the Army in World War II...
Harry W. Wilson (05/06/04)
Harry W. Wilson, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark.,died April 28, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1932. Arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark...
Glenn E. Michaels (05/06/04)
Glenn E. Michaels, 90, died April 19, 2004, at S. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1914, at Mammoth Spring, he was the son of John George and Emma Emily Mielke Michaels. He married Margaret Dickerson on Sept. 4 1939, in Granite City. She died May 23, 1987. To this union two sons were born -- John Albert Michaels Sr., of Olathe, Kan., and Charles Edwin Michaels of Collinsville, Ill...
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner (05/06/04)
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner, 81, of Cave City, died April 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 4, 1923, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Charlie and Mollie Miller Turner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He retired from International Shoe Factory in Batesville. His hobby was woodworking. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church...
Ednora Dee Tanner (05/06/04)
Ednora Dee Hinson Tanner, 89, of Wiseman, daughter of the late Tommy and Ollie Moser Hinson, was born April 26, 1915, in Franklin, Ark. She died April 28, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Thurl Dyess Tanner in 1940. To this union two children were born...
Delia Catharine Willis (05/06/04)
Delia Catharine Willis, 81, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Malakoff, Texas, daughter of the late Junious Emery and Lucy Viola Turner Barnett. She died April 28, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Jessie Edward Willis April 10, 1947, at Dallas, Texas, and to this union a son was born...
"Betty" Meisenheimer (05/06/04)
Hellen Elizabeth "Betty" Wright Meisenheimer, 84, of Cherokee Village died April 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of George Maltby Wright and Majorie Byford Jerrems Wright...
Dean E. Montgomery (05/13/04)
Dean E. Montgomery, 88, of Mason City, Iowa, died March 17, 2004, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. He was born April 1, 1915, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Edward and Nettie May Harvey Montgomery. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa...
Walter "Buck" Lucas Jr. (05/13/04)
Walter Beryl "Buck" Lucas Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 6, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Grand Tower, Ill., the son of the late Mollie Shaffer and Walter B. Lucas Sr. He was retired from The San Diego Tribune after working over 25 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Ruby Willene Robbins (05/13/04)
Ruby Willene Robbins, 73, of Chowchilla, Calif., died April 25, 2004, at the Mercy Medical Center Community Hospital in Chowchilla. Born May 17, 1930, at Cave City Ark., she was the daughter of Lesley and India Sugg Portefield. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Shirley Elizabeth Alley (05/13/04)
Shirley Elizabeth Alley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 2, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1934, at LeMoyne, Pa., she was the daughter of Adda Catherine Frehn Eshelman and David I. Eshelman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. ...
Albert "Red" Overstreet (05/13/04)
Albert Luther "Red" Overstreet, son of the late Tom Overstreet and Cinderalia Lewis Overstreet, was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rover, Mo., and died April 29, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 92 years. He served his country in the Merchant Marines and was an active member for the "Charles Burkett" American Legion Post 344 in Thayer, Mo., Masonic Woodside Lodge 582 in Thomasville, Mo., and was of the Methodist faith...
Donie E. Bridges Jr. (05/13/04)
Donie E. Bridges, 42, son of Lucille Chaney Calloway and Donie E. Bridges died April 20, 2004. He went to work for Lockheed Industries after graduating from high school. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. For the past 15 years he suffered constant chronic pain from a back injury that left him unable to sit or stand for any length of time...
Mavis Thompson (05/13/04)
Mavis Beatrice Thompson, 76, of Independence, Mo., died May 9, 2004, at Independence Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1927 in Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Frances Henrietta Finley and Andy Newton Sears, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married Dec. 23, 1955 in Independence, Mo. to Carl Junior Thompson, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999...
Bobby Fay Davis (05/13/04)
Bobby Fay Davis, 73, of Salem, daughter of the late Hillory Elliott and Ethel Lois West Elliott, was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Pine Prairie, La. She died May 8, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Lloyd Marlo Davis Nov. 27, 1948, in Westlake, La., to this union, a daughter was born...
Merna L. Goodman (05/13/04)
Merna L. Goodman, 76, of Malta Bend, Mo., died May 8, 2004, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in DeWitt, Mo., the daughter of John Eugene Winfrey and Lizabeth Lexia Goyer Winfrey. On Aug. 3, 1946, she was married to Charles J. Goodman who preceded her in death. She had lived in Malta Bend since 2002 moving there from Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Ted Johnson (05/13/04)
Ted Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004 at his home. Born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., he was the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the Navy, a retired police officer, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Spec. Kenny Melton (05/13/04)
Spec. Kenneth Alan "Kenny" Melton, 30, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 24, 1973, in West Plains, Mo., and died April 25, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard, CO B, 2/153 INF. He died while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Mitchell Lee Green (05/13/04)
Mitchell Lee Green, 46, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Margaret Edna Remley Green and the late Melvin Gamber Green, Sr. He died May 5, 2004, at Viola. He married Julie Jo Horn Dec. 13, 1995, at Osceola, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and a general farm laborer. Mitchell served in the United States Army National Guard for four years...
Brandon Lee Edwards (05/13/04)
Brandon Lee Edwards, 12, of Batesville, Ark., died May 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1991, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Kevin Wayne and Rebecca McMahan Edwards.Survivors include his father, Kevin Edwards of Batesville; his mother, Rebecca Vaile of Melbourne; paternal grandparents -- Tommy and Mary Edwards of Melbourne; maternal grandparents -- Ervin McMahan of Mountain View, and Berniece McMahn of Michigan; two brothers -- Justin Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Melbourne; a half-brother, Tom Vaile Jr. ...
Christina Brittingham (05/27/04)
Christina Brittingham, 86, of Hardy died May 19, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born July 29, 1917, she was the daughter of Thenda Booth Walker and John Walker. She was a graduate of Arkansas State University. She retired from teaching at St. Louis County School System...
Gerald "Jerry" Knapp (05/27/04)
Gerald Ford "Jerry" Knapp, 87, of Cherokee Village died May 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Pleasantville, Iowa, he was the son of Walter Ford Knapp and Mable Travis Knapp. He married Jeane Sprow in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1960. ...
Bunice Cora Tucker (05/27/04)
Bunice Cora Tucker, 94, of Agnos, died May 17, 2004, at Fulton County Hosptial in Salem. Born Nov. 13, 1909, in Pleasant Grove, she was the daughter of Randall Alexander "R.A." Kemper and Nancy Estes Kemper. She married Fred Tucker July 3, 1932, at Mammoth Spring. To this union three children were born...
Robert Lawrence (05/27/04)
Robert Eudell Lawrence, 68, of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Rex Lawrence and Effie Zela Cheatham Lawrence was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Melbourne, Ark. He died May 23, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. During his working years he was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith...
Frances Mayberry (05/27/04)
Frances Caroline Mayberry, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., formerly of this area, was born March 23, 1933 in Cardwell, Mo., and died May 22, 2004, at Myrtle, Mo. She was the daughter of Theodore Allen and Lexie Frances Hinesley Allen. She was married June 1, 1955, to Carles Francis Mayberry at Bragg City, Mo...
Ora Mae Cheever (05/27/04)
Ora Mae Cheever, daughter of the late Daniel T. Huddleston and Charlotte Alma Davis Huddleston, was born July 31, 1922 in Thomasville, Mo. and died May 17, 2004, at Alton, Mo., at the age of 81 years. She was married in 1941 to Arthur Stewart. She was united in marriage Dec. 14, 1949, at Alton, Mo. to Joe M. Cheever who preceded her in death...
Velma Idella Mitchell (05/27/04)
Velma Idella Mitchell, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Charley and Lula Belle Morris Fountain, was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Wideman, Ark. She died May 23, 2004, at Care Manor Nursing Home in Mountain Home at the age of 81. She was married to Homer Wesley Mitchell on Sept. 28, 1940, in Paragould, Ark., and to this union two children were born. She was a homemaker and a Christian...
Billie Hawkins Stanley (05/27/04)
Billie Hawkins Stanley, 38, of Hardy died May 17, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1965, in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of Maggie Mae Gregory Hawkins and Benny Hawkins. He was employed by Raythion Aircraft. Survivors include a son, Colby Tate Stanley; a brother, Bobby Hawkins; and three sisters -- Glenda Fruitt, Patricia Gilmer and Lisa Ann Short...
Roberta Hall Wiseman (05/27/04)
Roberta Hall Wiseman, 84, of Salem died May 20, 2004 at Salem. Born May 24, 1919, in Heart, she was the daughter of Henry "Frank" Franklyn and Ada Belle Bishop Hall. She married Kenneth Hardeman Wiseman July 30, 1942, at Salem. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and owner/operator of Wiseman's Grocery Store in Salem. She was a member of Wheeling Church of Christ...
James Bryce Pruitt (05/27/04)
James Bryce Pruitt, 50, of Viola, died May 17, 2004, at Viola. Born Sept. 17, 1953, in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of Troy James Pruitt and Edyth Inez Crotts Pruitt Steele. He married Judy Gail Eppes July 14, 1998, in Salem. He spent his working years as a husband, step-father, step-grandfather and worked in quality control for the state of Arkansas...
Eugene Samuel Hall (05/27/04)
Eugene Samuel Hall, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died May 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. Born Feb. 28, 1912, at Bennett, Neb., he was the son of James Samuel and Mary Edith Gochnauer Hall. He was a retired truck driver, farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn., the Shriners, Scottish Rite, The American Legion and was of the Methodist faith...
Mable Rose Devillez (05/27/04)
Mable Rose Devillez, 80, died April 23, 2004, in West Plains. Born Jan. 19, 1924, in Archbald, Pa., she was the daughter of Frederick Epply and Elizabeth White Epply. She married Henry Devillez April 1, 1946, in Washington, D.C. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She will be missed by all who knew her...
Virgie Viola Hill (05/27/04)
Vergie Viola Hill, 95, of Ash Flat died May 18, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 9, 1909, in Haskell County, Okla., she was the daughter of Thomas Edward Young and Milteda Martha Lawson Young. She moved to Sharp County in September 2003 from California. She was a homemaker...
R.F. Farris (05/27/04)
R. F. Farris, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 23, 2004 at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Jan. 27, 1927. Survivors include three sons -- Greg Farris and Butch Farris both of Cherokee Village and Randy Farris of Webberville, Mich.; and one daughter, Kathy Reed of Webberville, Mich...
Jimmy Clyde Brewer (05/27/04)
Jimmy Clyde Brewer, 55, of Hardy, died May 14, 2004. He was a professional painter by trade. He is survived by his two daughters - Amanda Nate Brewer Vankatesan and her husband, Keri, of Maryland, and Wendy Nicole Brewer Rhodes and her husband, David, of Missouri; a grandson, Speedy Bejamin Rhodes; and his mother, Billie Jean Brewer...
William Eldon Oldfield (05/27/04)
William Eldon Oldfield, 82, of Morriston, died May 18, 2004, at his home. Born April 1, 1922, in Morriston, he was the son of Willie Wiley Oldfield and Nora Taylor Oldfield. He married Clercie Goodson Oct. 3, 1944., in Senath, Mo. To this union a daughter was born...
Harry Allen Eaton (05/20/04)
Harry Allen Eaton, 68, of Viola, Ark., was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Muscatine, Iowa, son of the late John Lawrence and Pansy Lee Sherwood Eaton. He died May 12, 2004, at Salem, Ark. Harry married Evelyn P. Martin Rector Oct. 20, 1998 at Calico Rock...
"Gene" Langston (05/20/04)
Austin "Gene" Langston, son of the late Owen John and Dessie Ima Bishop Langston, was born June 3, 1929, at Salem, Ark. He died April 5, 2004, at the age of 74 years. Gene married Melba Nadine Benton Oct. 9, 1946, and to this union five children were born...
"Tommy" Risner (05/20/04)
Thomas Henry "Tommy" Risner, son of Arden Risner and Sylvia Kellett Risner, was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Thayer and died May 9, 2004, in Thayer at the age of 71 years. He was married July 3, 1959, in Myrtle, to Sherry Case. He was married June 20, 1999, in Thayer to Norma Wiggs...
Gerald "Jerry" Knapp (05/20/04)
Gerald Ford "Jerry" Knapp, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Plasantville, Iowa, he was the son of Walter Ford Knapp and Mable Travis Knapp. He married Jeane Sprow in Mashalltown, Iowa, in 1960. He was retired from the banking industry...
Eugene Samuel Hall (05/20/04)
Eugene Samuel Hill, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died May 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. Born Feb. 28, 1912, at Bennett, Neb., he was the son of James Samuel and Mary Edith Gochnaur Hall. He was a retired truck driver, farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn., the Shriners, Scottish Rite, the American Legion and was of the Methodist faith...
Bill McKinney (05/20/04)
William E. "Bill" McKinney, 80, of Mammoth Spring, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., was born April 5, 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., and died May 9, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Bill graduated from Memphis Tech and attended Memphis State University, Memphis College of Art and the San Francisco Institute of Art...
Barry Lynn Humphries (05/20/04)
Barry Lynn Humphries, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Salem, Ark., son of Nancy Sepulvado and the late Richard Lee Humphries, was born Aug. 29, 1961, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died May 13, 2004, at his home in Mountain Home at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 14 days...
Mary Beth Agee (05/20/04)
Mary Beth Agee, 64, of Marmaduke, died May 9, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born May 21, 1939, in Leachville, Ark., she was the daughter of Allen and Notra Young Berry. She was a 1967 graduate of Crowley's Ridge Academy, and a former house-parent at Paragould Children's Home...
Maxine Loosey (05/20/04)
Maxine Havner Loosey, of Calico Rock, daughter of the late Adolph and Lucille King Havner was born April 7, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died May 9, 2004, at the age of 80 years. Maxine was united in marriage to Ewell Loosey on March 5, 1942, in Calico Rock and to this union four children were born. During her working years, she worked at Baxter Lab until she retired. She attended Iuka Church of Christ...
Robert "R.L." McComas (05/20/04)
Robert "R.L." L. McComas, 73, of Ash Flat, Ark., died May 16, 2004 at the Arkansas Central Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1931, in Clay County, Ark., the son of Madge Prevo McComas and Robert L. McComas. He was employed by a water company. Survivors include a son, Rick McComas of Ash Flat; two daughters -- Vickie Oyler of Highland and Brenda Rose of Cherokee Village; four brothers, Robert E. ...
James W. Smith (05/06/04)
James W. Smith, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 24, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1935, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Everett and Pearl Shirley Smith. He retired as a plant supervisor from Warner Commercial Body in Noblesville, Ind., and was a member of Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church...
Glenn E. Michaels (05/06/04)
Glenn E. Michaels, 90, died April 19, 2004, at S. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1914, at Mammoth Spring, he was the son of John George and Emma Emily Mielke Michaels. He married Margaret Dickerson on Sept. 4 1939, in Granite City. She died May 23, 1987. To this union two sons were born -- John Albert Michaels Sr., of Olathe, Kan., and Charles Edwin Michaels of Collinsville, Ill...
Karl Berner (05/06/04)
Memorial services for Karl Berner, 77, of Couch, Mo., were held April 25, 22004, at Pleasant Hill Church East of Thayer. He died at his home April 13, 2004. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Ohio, with arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg...
William Francis Gipson (05/06/04)
William Francis Gipson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Santa Anna, Texas, he was the son of William and Clara Childers Gipson. He was school superintendent in Alaska for many years and served as corporal in the Army in World War II...
"Betty" Meisenheimer (05/06/04)
Hellen Elizabeth "Betty" Wright Meisenheimer, 84, of Cherokee Village died April 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of George Maltby Wright and Majorie Byford Jerrems Wright...
Delia Catharine Willis (05/06/04)
Delia Catharine Willis, 81, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Malakoff, Texas, daughter of the late Junious Emery and Lucy Viola Turner Barnett. She died April 28, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Jessie Edward Willis April 10, 1947, at Dallas, Texas, and to this union a son was born...
Ednora Dee Tanner (05/06/04)
Ednora Dee Hinson Tanner, 89, of Wiseman, daughter of the late Tommy and Ollie Moser Hinson, was born April 26, 1915, in Franklin, Ark. She died April 28, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Thurl Dyess Tanner in 1940. To this union two children were born...
Harry W. Wilson (05/06/04)
Harry W. Wilson, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark.,died April 28, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1932. Arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark...
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner (05/06/04)
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner, 81, of Cave City, died April 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 4, 1923, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Charlie and Mollie Miller Turner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He retired from International Shoe Factory in Batesville. His hobby was woodworking. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church...
Henry O. Tompkins (05/06/04)
Henry O. Thompkins, 88, of Saddle, Ark., died April 25, 2004, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Dudley Arthur Tompkins and Auda Haney Tompkins. He retired from the United States Army as a master sergeant after serving for over 22 years. He served during World War II and Korea, and was a recipient of a Purple Heart...
Theodore G. Dockins (05/06/04)
Theodore G. Dockins, of Calico Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles Edward Dockins and Minnie Belle Smith Dockins was born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Wideman, Ark. He died on April 27, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 84 years. He was married to Arcie Rhea Simmons on April 25, 1946, and to this union six children were born. After her death on Jan. 23, 1992, he married Ruby Davis on May 31, 1999, in Melbourne, Ark...
Fritz Lorentzen (05/06/04)
Fritz Lorentzen, 80, of Cherokee Village died April 30, 2004. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Karen and Fritz Lorentzen of South Milwaukee, Wis., he is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Hargrave) Lorentzen of Cherokee Village; a sister, Karen Soli of Menomonee Falls, Wis., sons David (wife Linda) of Middleton, Wis., Bryan (wife Cindy) of Franklin, Wis., daughter Barb (husband Tom) of Austin, Texas; granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda of Middleton, Wis., niece Lynn Soli (husband Bruce Kamradr) and dear friend Michele Zindars of Middleton, wis.. ...