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Obituaries from September 2004

Jesse Barrow (09/30/04)
Jesse Barrow, 88, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004 at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Feb. 28, 1916. He had retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a past fire chief for Martin Creek Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Krista Shawn Denton (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived most of her life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Rhonda Jean Bailey (09/30/04)
Rhonda Jean Bailey, 42, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Sept. 13, 2004 at her home. Born May 18, 1962, at Pasco, Wash., she was the daughter of Charles Gibson and Wilma Torrence Gibson. She was a member of Enumclaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Hillside Community Church. She enjoyed collecting, animals, gardening and yard work. Her children and family and friends were her life...
Lois Ruth Lamb (09/30/04)
Lois Ruth (Gilbert) Lamb of Union, Ark., was born Aug. 29, 1911, on a farm near Guion, Ark., to the late Joseph Ransom and Allie Maude (Smith) Gilbert. She departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at Union at the age of 93 years. Lamb was united in marriage to Medford C. Lamb on May 29, 1932, on a farm near Guion and to this union two daughters were born...
Lonnie Ray Huckabee (09/30/04)
Lonnie Ray Huckabee, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 27, 1957 He died Sept. 19, 2004, at his home in Alton. Survivors include his wife, Tammy of Alton; three sons -- Mark Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Matthew Huckabee of Thayer, Mo., and Jeremy Huckabee of Alton; one daughter, Stacey Huckabee of Alton; nine grandchildren; four brothers -- Ronnie Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Donnie Huckabee of Salem, Ark., Steve Cook of St. ...
Ernst S. Wege (09/30/04)
Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973...
David Glenden Guiltner (09/30/04)
David Glenden Guiltner, 40, son of the late Elijah and Ethel Hamley Guiltner, was born on May 30, 1934, in LaCrosse, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 2004, in Calico Rock. During his working years, he worked as a carpenter. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church...
Clayton Earl Sprague (09/30/04)
Clayton Earl Sprague, 86, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 21, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. He was born June 6, 1918, in Utica, N.Y., the son of Floyd and Lillian Cole Sprague. He worked for General Electric as a supervisor in Washington, Iowa, from where he retired...
Larry D. Arnold (09/30/04)
Larry D. Arnold, 48, of Evening Shade, passed away Sept. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Arnold was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Frank and Alta (Walls) Arnold. He was a graduate of Evening Shade High School. He worked most of his life in logging, construction and as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Raymond Greer Jr. (09/30/04)
Raymond Devayne Greer Jr., 40, of Salem, Ark., son of Peggy Isom Gross and the late Raymond Devayne Greer Sr., was born Feb. 29, 1964, in South Haven, Mich. He died Sept. 18, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a die caster. He served his country in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Edward H. McMurray (09/30/04)
Edward H. McMurray, 56, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Leo and Sylvia Alford McMurray. He was a billing clerk for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a Catholic by faith...
Frances Irene Carter (09/30/04)
Frances Irene Carter, age 89, of Thayer, formerly of Imboden, passed way, Sept. 19, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, at Conway, Mo., the daughter of Homer and Mary Magdalen Ikerd. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and a member of the Imboden Baptist Church...
Hazel Rea Thompson (09/30/04)
Hazel Rea Sanford Thom-pson, 92, of Ash Flat, a former resident of Colt, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in New Albany, Miss. She was married in 1925 to Thead Garland Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a homemaker and enjoy- ed gardening. She sold Blair Pro- ducts for over 40 years, and was a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Sue Strain (09/30/04)
Sue Strain 58, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Myrtle, Mo., and was the daughter of Fred Combs and Velma Janes Combs. She died Sept. 20, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage June 20, 1964, in Thayer, Mo. to Jerry Strain. She was a homemaker and was employed by Riverways Home Health Care. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. She loved her Lord, her family and many friends...
Randy R. Brackett (09/30/04)
Randy R. Brackett, 33, of Pleasant Plains died Sept. 21, 2004, at Pleasant Plains. He was born Nov. 23, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., to Don and Mary Gilbert Brackett. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains. Survivors include his parents -- Don and Mary Brackett of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Richard Brackett of Melbourne; maternal grandfather, F.N. Gilbert of Pleasant Plains; and many other relatives and friends...
Alfred Rollen Crotts (09/30/04)
Alfred Rollen Crotts, 75, son of the late R.O. "Ruffin" and Bertha Sexton Crotts, was born on April 7, 1929, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2004, in Searcy, Ark. During his working years, he worked at Metal Finishing Company in Wichita, Kan. He retired after 40 years of employment...
James Thomas Denny (09/23/04)
Donald Eugene Ram-sey, 75, was born Feb. 15, 1929, son of the late Alfred Ramsey and Mary Jackson Ramsey, in Wichita, Kan. He died Sept. 18, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1990, in Wichita to Evelyn West Gray. He served his country in the United States Navy. ...
Catherine Metevia (09/23/04)
Catherine Arlene Metevia, 86, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 13, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born June 9, 1918, in Detroit she was the daughter of Frederick Binder and Mabel Blaisdell Binder. She worked as a model for JL Hudson Company. She was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Christian Women's Club, Cherokee Village Mission Group and many other church groups...
Leighton "Bud" Steffen (09/23/04)
Leighton "Bud" Steffen, 82, of Cherokee Village passed away Sept. 14, 2004, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Steffen was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Carlyle, Ill., the son of Walter Steffen and Susan McQuaid Steffen. He worked as a sales representative for many years for MFA and American Salt. He moved to the Cherokee Village area four years ago from Jefferson City, Mo. He was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Junior Doyle (09/23/04)
Junior Doyle, 71, of Cave City, died Sept. 18, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 1, 1932, at Saffell, he was the son of James Ernest and Virgie Lee Mize Doyle. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church at Cord...
Mack Thomas Renfro (09/23/04)
Mack Thomas Renfro, the son of the late William Everett and Della Griggs Renfro, was born Jan. 17, 1926, at Cookston, Okla. He entered into eternal rest Aug. 27, 2004, at the age of 78 years. He lived at Pickren Hall for many years. On June 21, 1952, he was married at Sturkie, Ark., to Wilma Doris Dykes, who preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1974...
Betty Mae Vandiver (09/23/04)
Betty Mae Vandiver, 74, daughter of the late Andrew and Eva L. Dobbs Wilson was born Nov. 4, 1929, at Barnsdall, Okla. She died Sept. 3, 2004. On Nov. 18, 1947, she was married at Brandsville, Mo. to Belvin C. Vandiver who preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1997...
Joan Hill (09/23/04)
Joan Hill, 81, a resident of Monette Manor, died Sept. 18, 2004, at S. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Fulton County, and lived in Caraway before moving to Jonesboro in 1966. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters -- Robbie Wallin of Jonesboro and Lanna Long of Bono; a sister, Jane Martin of Batesville; seven grandchildren -- Hunter Long and Evan Long both of Leachville, Brandon Fleming and Shawn Fleming both of Bono, and Summer Wallin, Brawn Wallin and Brandi Wallin all of Jonesboro.. ...
John Gilbert Spurlock (09/23/04)
John Gilbert Spurlock, 59, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Afred Edward and Kathryn Brashears Spurlock, was born May 16, 1945, in Viola. He died Sept. 16, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Beverly Sue Garner Aug. 3, 1968, at Lanton, Mo., and to this union two sons were born. He spent his working years as husband, father, grandfather, and a truck driver...
Paul E. Roper (09/23/04)
Paul E. Roper, 79, of Imboden, died Sept. 13, 2004, at his home in Imboden. He was born March 27, 1925, at New Madrid, Mo., to Walter Elam and Carrie Mae Mast Roper. He was a United States Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Carmelita Roper of the home; two sons -- James Patrick Roper of Cave City, and Paul Michael Roper of Ashburn, Va.; one brother, Claude Roper of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters -- Ada Belle Carey of Black Rock, and Anna Mae Owen of Murray, Ky.; two grandchildren -- John Logan Roper and Christina Michelle Roper, both of Ashburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Anice Murdach (09/23/04)
Anice Johnson Murdach, 76, died Sept.8, 2004. She was born July 8, 1928. Survivors are a daughter, Teresa Callacose of Florida; a son, Lee Murdach of Baxter, Kan.; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents -- Abb Johnson and Alice Johnson; her husband, Lee Murdach of Baxter; and two brothers -- Carl Johnson of Alton, and Lawrence Johnson of Marshfield, Mo. She was buried at Cotton Creek Cemetery with graveside services...
Jessie L. Zimmer (09/23/04)
Jessie L. Zimmer, 27, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. Born Oct. 31, 1976, at Salem, Ark., he was the son of David Leon and Ellen Kay Diderich Zimmer. He spent his childhood in Elizabeth, Ark. On July 19, 1997, he married Shelly K. Bauer in Mountain Home...
Mable Nevedomskis (09/23/04)
Mable Wilkinson Stitt Nevedomskis, 92, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born July 3, 1912, at Mazon, Ill., she was the daughter of Blanchard and Ethel Schurak Wilkinson. She lived in the Chicago area until retiring to Cherokee Village in 1977. ...
Bertha Leona Johnson (09/23/04)
Graveside funeral services for Bertha Leona Johnson, 86, of Thayer, Mo., were held Sept. 15, with Erman Cronie officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Ivens Perry Prewitt and Mary Modena James Prewitt, on Dec. 18, 1917, in Ravenden, Ark., and died Sept. 14, 2004, inThayer...
"Jerry" Rickman (09/23/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Rickman, 69, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 9, 1935, in Perryville, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Ruth Kerwin on June 6, 1986, in Dyersburg, Tenn...
Donald Eugene Ramsey (09/23/04)
Donald Eugene Ram-sey, 75, was born Feb. 15, 1929, son of the late Alfred Ramsey and Mary Jackson Ramsey, in Wichita, Kan. He died Sept. 18, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1990, in Wichita to Evelyn West Gray. He served his country in the United States Navy. ...
Della Deckard (09/09/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Jerry Werner (09/09/04)
A young father with a 19-month old son, Jerry Lee Werner, 27, of Douglas, Ala., formerly of this area, was killed in a two-car head-on crash Aug. 21, 2004. The accident happened about 3 miles from his home. He was a 1995 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Meda Pearl Stallard (09/09/04)
Meda Pearl Crase Stallard, 98, of Troy Mo., was born March 20, 1906, in the Garfield community, the daughter of Henry Clay Crase and Rebecca Taylor Crase. She died Aug. 29, 2004, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy, Mo. She was a homemaker and attended the Hawk Point Baptist Church. She will be missed by her family and friends...
Billy Burba (09/09/04)
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City, died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville to Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance, a carpenter, worked at the Batesville Stockyards at Charlotte and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Abe Millard Hammond (09/09/04)
Abe Millard Hammond, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Simpson and Roxie Mae Workman Hammond, was born June 3, 1912, in Sturkie, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 29, 2004, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 26 days. Abe was united in marriage to Alma Elizabeth Walker on Feb. ...
Tony Gengo (09/09/04)
Tony Gengo, 80, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 31, 2004, on Black River near Lynn. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Orange Texas, the son of Charles Gengo Sr. and Mabel Flanigan Gengo. He retired from DuPont in Orange, Texas, was a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Miriam Coddington (09/09/04)
Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She work-ed as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of the Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church...
Leona Nelson (09/09/04)
Leona Nelson, 74, died Aug. 31, 2004, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born April 8, 1930, at Salem, Ark., the daughter of Edgar and Mattie Johnson Hall. She has been a resident of Liberal for the past 50 years. She managed the Petroleum Club for many years and had been a waitress and manager of the Country Club. She was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School...
Charles Drumheller (09/09/04)
Charles "Chuck" Earl Drumheller, 52, of Hardy, died Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1952, in Rockford, Ill. the son of Kenneth Gardner and Evelyn Rogene Wible Drumheller. He was a personal financial planner with American Express/ Investors Diversified Services, a member of the Elks Club Lodge 2539 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, Ill...
Raymond Atkinson (09/07/04)
Raymond Henry Atkinson, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 24, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of William Elijah Atkinson and Lee Bacon Atkinson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. ...
Carnell Wayne Cheek (09/07/04)
Carnell Wayne Cheek 62, of Salem, son of Flossie Keeter Cheek and the late Arnold Cheek, was born June 9, 1942, in Yellville, Ark. He died Aug. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He married Louetta Sanders Oct. 28, 967, in Salem, Ark. He was a dairy farmer for many years. He was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church...
Leonard DuBois (09/07/04)
Leonard Max DuBois, Arcata, Calif., passed away on Aug. 17, 2004 at the home of his son, Ralph DuBois and family at McKinleyville, Calif. He was born in Thayer, Mo., on Aug. 24, 1928, to Com and Vira DuBois. After graduating from Thayer High School he joined the army...
Charles Lee Abbott (09/07/04)
Charles Lee Abbott, 65, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2004, at Pine Bluff. Born on March 26, 1939, at Maynard, Ark., he was the son of Neoma Risenhover Gann of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Earl Abbott. He spent his working years as a press operator for a newspaper. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean Conflict...
Loree Sturgeon (09/07/04)
Loree Sturgeon, 84, of Koshkonong, Mo., formerly of Thayer, died Aug. 23, 2004, at Brook Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Mo. Born Dec. 1, 1919, in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Ben Jackson and Matilda Vogan Jackson. She was a housewife and mother and worked as a nurses aid for a nursing home for several years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was married to Fletcher Sturgeon at Alton, Mo...
Jewel Davidson (09/07/04)
Jewel Cochran Burk Davidson's life journey began in Union, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1931, and ended in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 24, 2004. She led a fruitful, colorful life marked by her love of God and a desire to help others. Her persistent nature and love of learning led her to complete her nurses training while rearing nine children. Jewel's humor, love of sewing and bountiful cooking style were among the many talents she shared with her family and friends...
Velma Whitworth (09/07/04)
Velma Lorene Whitworth, 82, of Washington, Ill., died July 4, 2004, at CSY St. Francis Medical Center in Illinois. Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Alton, Mo., she was the daughter of Chloe Murray McClanahan and George McClanahan. She was a school volunteer, a homemaker and was a member of Roland Manor Baptist Church in Washington, Ill...
Irene V. Baptist (09/07/04)
Irene V. Baptist, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 21, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg, Wis. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Centralia, Ill., to Lawrence W. Varner and Samantha Bradley Varner. She was a mother, homemaker, caretaker and registered nurse for most of her life, providing care and comfort to many. She was a private duty nurse at Scholitz and Allen Hospitals and a staff nurse at Friendship Village in Waterloo, Iowa...
John Singleton Dangerfield (09/07/04)
John Singleton Dangerfield, 84, of Salem, Ark., son of the late James and Rosalie Yates Dangerfield, was born on Oct. 19, 1919, in Royalton, Ill. He died Aug. 27, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He was married to Dorothy Lee Middleswort on Feb. 23, 1956, at DeSoto County, Miss...
Joan Jones (09/07/04)
Joan Jones, 68, of Nelsonville, Ark., died Aug. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, at Manila, Ark., to Richard Benjamin and Dovie I. (Forsythe) Oates. She was a homemaker and member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Della Deckard (09/07/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Elsie Taylor-Horn (09/07/04)
Elsie Mae Taylor-Horn, 83, of Chapmanville, W.Va., died Aug. 17, 2004, at Logan Center Nursing Home in Logan, W.Va. She was born Jan. 4, 1921, at Many Islands, Ark. She was the first daughter of John Taylor and Lottie Taylor-Amos. She married Wallace Horn Jr. of Delbarton, W.Va., in November of 1947...
Donald Ray Johnson (09/07/04)
Donald Ray Johnson, 63 of Wentzville, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Aug. 24, 2004 at Cross Road Regional Medical Hospital in Wentzville. Born April 21, 1941, in Thayer, Mo., he was the son of Morris Lunn Johnson and Bertie Dawson Johnson. He was employed as an industrial machinist...
Leslie Laymon (09/09/04)
Leslie Griggs Laymon, 77, daughter of the late Phillip Griggs and Ada Sanders Griggs, was born March 8, 1927, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Aug. 30, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She married Orville L. Laymon in St. Louis, in 1944, and to this union one daughter was born...
Desi Leon Jones (09/09/04)
Desi Leon Jones, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Desmond Leon Jones and the late Nora Fay Sanders Jones, was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Salem, Ark. He died Aug. 31, 2004, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage to Angela Jean Teague on Feb. 28, 1987, at Salem, and to this union two children were born. He was a devoted husband, and father and worked for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., as a line foreman...
Tommy Deckard (09/16/04)
Tommy Deckard, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Alton, Mo. He died on Sept. 8, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo.; a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis; six sisters -- Bonnie Adams, Jewel Dildine, Virgie Moore, Sarah Pettie, Eulah Mae Walker and Lizzie Walker; two brothers -- Alfred Deckard and Ira Deckard; three grandchildren -- Troy Deckard Jr. ...
"Jerry" Rickman (09/16/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Rickman, 69, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 9, 1935, in Paragould, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Ruth Kerwin on June 6, 1986, in Dyersburg, Tenn...
Millie Liles (09/16/04)
Millie Liles, 71, of Cave City died Sept. 8, 2004, at her home in Cave City. Born Oct. 6, 1932, at Nelsonville, Ark., to Oda F. and Myrtle Smith Anderson. She retired from the San Diego Zoo and later retired from Con Agra. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Troy Cannon (09/16/04)
Troy Cannon, age 22, of Strawberry, Ark., died Sept. 6, 2004, at Calamine. He was born July 16, 1982, at Batesville to John Monroe Cannon Jr. and Ramona (Polston) Cannon. He was a welder, having worked for Fluor Daniel's Construction, Triple H Construction and Penn and Pugh Construction...
John DeLoss McGuire (09/16/04)
A former Thayer businessman was killed early Wednesday morning Sept. 8, 2004, in an accident on I-30 east of Dallas, Texas. John De Loss McGuire, the former owner of Nettie's Cafeteria and Restaurant in Thayer, was killed when the semi he was driving hit the rear of another semi that was stopped in traffic near Greenville...
James William Roper (09/16/04)
James William Roper, 60, of Viola, son of the late Jesse Orus Roper and Mary Angeline Dickerson Roper, was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Viola, Ark. He died Sept. 3, 2004, in Mountain Home. He married Judy Gregory June 8, 1994, in Flippin. He was employed by Aeroquip Eaton in Mountain Home as a maintenance man until his retirement April 1, 2001, after 25 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing...
Angela Lea King (09/16/04)
Angela Lea Arnold King, 36, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away Sept. 2, 2004, at St. John's Medical in Springfield, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1968, in Fort Rucker, Ala., the daughter of William Henry Arnold and Ruby Nadine (Henry) Arnold. She was united in marriage to Michael King on April 5, 2000, in Ash Flat...
John Christenberry (09/16/04)
John Curtis Christen-berry, 85, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 24, 1919, at Grange, Ark., to Roylan and Etta Christenberry. He was a farmer and store clerk. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was a member of the Mount View Baptist Church east of Cave City, Ark...
Fredrick Allen Myers (09/16/04)
Fredrick Allen Myers, 79, Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 9, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Aug. 29, 2004, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include three sons -- Ron and Vicki Myers of West Plains, Mo., and Jim and Sharon Myers and Larry and Millie Myers, all of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; a daughter, Barbara and Mike Tyson of Mammoth Spring; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
William "Bill" Sorenson (09/16/04)
William "Bill" Sorenson, 73, of Thayer, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2004, at Cox South, in Springfield, Mo. William Louis Horner was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Beatrice, Neb. He was the son of Ray and Gladys McNabb Simmons Horner. He was adopted on Oct. 29, 1932, by Frank F. and Florence Stewart Sorenson of Filley, Neb...
William C. Orr (09/16/04)
William C. Orr, 85, of Sidney, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, died Sept. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 5, 1919 in Ash Flat, the son of the late John and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He was united in marriage March 6, 1946, in Batesville to Venita Faye Bates...
Leota Marie DuBois (09/16/04)
Leota Marie DuBois, 76, was born June 29, 1928, in Kirwin, Kan., the daughter of the late Herbert Gaines and A. Marie Stroup Gaines. She died Sept. 6, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage Dec. 17, 1949, to Wesley Dubois. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
"Maggie" Moody (09/16/04)
Margaret "Maggie" Ethel Moody, 104, of Batesville, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center at Batesville. Born on Aug. 22, 1900, at Calico Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Martin Albert and Rhoda Ann Thomas Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church north of Calico Rock, Ark...
Frances L. Fischer (09/16/04)
Frances L. Fischer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 28, 1916, in North Little Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of William Jones and Pauline Rinke Jones. She married Paul Fischer in 1943, in Little Rock. ...
Frances Irene Carter (09/30/04)
Frances Irene Carter, age 89, of Thayer, formerly of Imboden, passed way, Sept. 19, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, at Conway, Mo., the daughter of Homer and Mary Magdalen Ikerd. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and a member of the Imboden Baptist Church...
Larry D. Arnold (09/30/04)
Larry D. Arnold, 48, of Evening Shade, passed away Sept. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Arnold was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Frank and Alta (Walls) Arnold. He was a graduate of Evening Shade High School. He worked most of his life in logging, construction and as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Raymond Greer Jr. (09/30/04)
Raymond Devayne Greer Jr., 40, of Salem, Ark., son of Peggy Isom Gross and the late Raymond Devayne Greer Sr., was born Feb. 29, 1964, in South Haven, Mich. He died Sept. 18, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a die caster. He served his country in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Edward H. McMurray (09/30/04)
Edward H. McMurray, 56, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Leo and Sylvia Alford McMurray. He was a billing clerk for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a Catholic by faith...
Hazel Rea Thompson (09/30/04)
Hazel Rea Sanford Thom-pson, 92, of Ash Flat, a former resident of Colt, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in New Albany, Miss. She was married in 1925 to Thead Garland Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a homemaker and enjoy- ed gardening. She sold Blair Pro- ducts for over 40 years, and was a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Sue Strain (09/30/04)
Sue Strain 58, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Myrtle, Mo., and was the daughter of Fred Combs and Velma Janes Combs. She died Sept. 20, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage June 20, 1964, in Thayer, Mo. to Jerry Strain. She was a homemaker and was employed by Riverways Home Health Care. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. She loved her Lord, her family and many friends...
Krista Shawn Denton (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived most of her life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Randy R. Brackett (09/30/04)
Randy R. Brackett, 33, of Pleasant Plains died Sept. 21, 2004, at Pleasant Plains. He was born Nov. 23, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., to Don and Mary Gilbert Brackett. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains. Survivors include his parents -- Don and Mary Brackett of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Richard Brackett of Melbourne; maternal grandfather, F.N. Gilbert of Pleasant Plains; and many other relatives and friends...
Clayton Earl Sprague (09/30/04)
Clayton Earl Sprague, 86, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 21, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. He was born June 6, 1918, in Utica, N.Y., the son of Floyd and Lillian Cole Sprague. He worked for General Electric as a supervisor in Washington, Iowa, from where he retired...
Alfred Rollen Crotts (09/30/04)
Alfred Rollen Crotts, 75, son of the late R.O. "Ruffin" and Bertha Sexton Crotts, was born on April 7, 1929, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2004, in Searcy, Ark. During his working years, he worked at Metal Finishing Company in Wichita, Kan. He retired after 40 years of employment...
Rhonda Jean Bailey (09/30/04)
Rhonda Jean Bailey, 42, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Sept. 13, 2004 at her home. Born May 18, 1962, at Pasco, Wash., she was the daughter of Charles Gibson and Wilma Torrence Gibson. She was a member of Enumclaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Hillside Community Church. She enjoyed collecting, animals, gardening and yard work. Her children and family and friends were her life...
Lois Ruth Lamb (09/30/04)
Lois Ruth (Gilbert) Lamb of Union, Ark., was born Aug. 29, 1911, on a farm near Guion, Ark., to the late Joseph Ransom and Allie Maude (Smith) Gilbert. She departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at Union at the age of 93 years. Lamb was united in marriage to Medford C. Lamb on May 29, 1932, on a farm near Guion and to this union two daughters were born...
Ernst S. Wege (09/30/04)
Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973...
Lonnie Ray Huckabee (09/30/04)
Lonnie Ray Huckabee, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 27, 1957 He died Sept. 19, 2004, at his home in Alton. Survivors include his wife, Tammy of Alton; three sons -- Mark Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Matthew Huckabee of Thayer, Mo., and Jeremy Huckabee of Alton; one daughter, Stacey Huckabee of Alton; nine grandchildren; four brothers -- Ronnie Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Donnie Huckabee of Salem, Ark., Steve Cook of St. ...
Jesse Barrow (09/30/04)
Jesse Barrow, 88, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004 at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Feb. 28, 1916. He had retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a past fire chief for Martin Creek Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
David Glenden Guiltner (09/30/04)
David Glenden Guiltner, 40, son of the late Elijah and Ethel Hamley Guiltner, was born on May 30, 1934, in LaCrosse, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 2004, in Calico Rock. During his working years, he worked as a carpenter. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church...
Mable Nevedomskis (09/23/04)
Mable Wilkinson Stitt Nevedomskis, 92, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born July 3, 1912, at Mazon, Ill., she was the daughter of Blanchard and Ethel Schurak Wilkinson. She lived in the Chicago area until retiring to Cherokee Village in 1977. ...
Anice Murdach (09/23/04)
Anice Johnson Murdach, 76, died Sept.8, 2004. She was born July 8, 1928. Survivors are a daughter, Teresa Callacose of Florida; a son, Lee Murdach of Baxter, Kan.; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents -- Abb Johnson and Alice Johnson; her husband, Lee Murdach of Baxter; and two brothers -- Carl Johnson of Alton, and Lawrence Johnson of Marshfield, Mo. She was buried at Cotton Creek Cemetery with graveside services...
Jessie L. Zimmer (09/23/04)
Jessie L. Zimmer, 27, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. Born Oct. 31, 1976, at Salem, Ark., he was the son of David Leon and Ellen Kay Diderich Zimmer. He spent his childhood in Elizabeth, Ark. On July 19, 1997, he married Shelly K. Bauer in Mountain Home...
John Gilbert Spurlock (09/23/04)
John Gilbert Spurlock, 59, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Afred Edward and Kathryn Brashears Spurlock, was born May 16, 1945, in Viola. He died Sept. 16, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Beverly Sue Garner Aug. 3, 1968, at Lanton, Mo., and to this union two sons were born. He spent his working years as husband, father, grandfather, and a truck driver...
Bertha Leona Johnson (09/23/04)
Graveside funeral services for Bertha Leona Johnson, 86, of Thayer, Mo., were held Sept. 15, with Erman Cronie officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Ivens Perry Prewitt and Mary Modena James Prewitt, on Dec. 18, 1917, in Ravenden, Ark., and died Sept. 14, 2004, inThayer...
Joan Hill (09/23/04)
Joan Hill, 81, a resident of Monette Manor, died Sept. 18, 2004, at S. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Fulton County, and lived in Caraway before moving to Jonesboro in 1966. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters -- Robbie Wallin of Jonesboro and Lanna Long of Bono; a sister, Jane Martin of Batesville; seven grandchildren -- Hunter Long and Evan Long both of Leachville, Brandon Fleming and Shawn Fleming both of Bono, and Summer Wallin, Brawn Wallin and Brandi Wallin all of Jonesboro.. ...
"Jerry" Rickman (09/23/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Rickman, 69, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 9, 1935, in Perryville, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Ruth Kerwin on June 6, 1986, in Dyersburg, Tenn...
Betty Mae Vandiver (09/23/04)
Betty Mae Vandiver, 74, daughter of the late Andrew and Eva L. Dobbs Wilson was born Nov. 4, 1929, at Barnsdall, Okla. She died Sept. 3, 2004. On Nov. 18, 1947, she was married at Brandsville, Mo. to Belvin C. Vandiver who preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1997...
Mack Thomas Renfro (09/23/04)
Mack Thomas Renfro, the son of the late William Everett and Della Griggs Renfro, was born Jan. 17, 1926, at Cookston, Okla. He entered into eternal rest Aug. 27, 2004, at the age of 78 years. He lived at Pickren Hall for many years. On June 21, 1952, he was married at Sturkie, Ark., to Wilma Doris Dykes, who preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1974...
Paul E. Roper (09/23/04)
Paul E. Roper, 79, of Imboden, died Sept. 13, 2004, at his home in Imboden. He was born March 27, 1925, at New Madrid, Mo., to Walter Elam and Carrie Mae Mast Roper. He was a United States Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Carmelita Roper of the home; two sons -- James Patrick Roper of Cave City, and Paul Michael Roper of Ashburn, Va.; one brother, Claude Roper of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters -- Ada Belle Carey of Black Rock, and Anna Mae Owen of Murray, Ky.; two grandchildren -- John Logan Roper and Christina Michelle Roper, both of Ashburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Junior Doyle (09/23/04)
Junior Doyle, 71, of Cave City, died Sept. 18, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 1, 1932, at Saffell, he was the son of James Ernest and Virgie Lee Mize Doyle. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church at Cord...
Donald Eugene Ramsey (09/23/04)
Donald Eugene Ram-sey, 75, was born Feb. 15, 1929, son of the late Alfred Ramsey and Mary Jackson Ramsey, in Wichita, Kan. He died Sept. 18, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1990, in Wichita to Evelyn West Gray. He served his country in the United States Navy. ...
Catherine Metevia (09/23/04)
Catherine Arlene Metevia, 86, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 13, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born June 9, 1918, in Detroit she was the daughter of Frederick Binder and Mabel Blaisdell Binder. She worked as a model for JL Hudson Company. She was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Christian Women's Club, Cherokee Village Mission Group and many other church groups...
Leighton "Bud" Steffen (09/23/04)
Leighton "Bud" Steffen, 82, of Cherokee Village passed away Sept. 14, 2004, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Steffen was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Carlyle, Ill., the son of Walter Steffen and Susan McQuaid Steffen. He worked as a sales representative for many years for MFA and American Salt. He moved to the Cherokee Village area four years ago from Jefferson City, Mo. He was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
James Thomas Denny (09/23/04)
Donald Eugene Ram-sey, 75, was born Feb. 15, 1929, son of the late Alfred Ramsey and Mary Jackson Ramsey, in Wichita, Kan. He died Sept. 18, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1990, in Wichita to Evelyn West Gray. He served his country in the United States Navy. ...
Miriam Coddington (09/09/04)
Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She work-ed as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of the Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church...
Leslie Laymon (09/09/04)
Leslie Griggs Laymon, 77, daughter of the late Phillip Griggs and Ada Sanders Griggs, was born March 8, 1927, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Aug. 30, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She married Orville L. Laymon in St. Louis, in 1944, and to this union one daughter was born...
Tony Gengo (09/09/04)
Tony Gengo, 80, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 31, 2004, on Black River near Lynn. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Orange Texas, the son of Charles Gengo Sr. and Mabel Flanigan Gengo. He retired from DuPont in Orange, Texas, was a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Desi Leon Jones (09/09/04)
Desi Leon Jones, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Desmond Leon Jones and the late Nora Fay Sanders Jones, was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Salem, Ark. He died Aug. 31, 2004, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage to Angela Jean Teague on Feb. 28, 1987, at Salem, and to this union two children were born. He was a devoted husband, and father and worked for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., as a line foreman...
Billy Burba (09/09/04)
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City, died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville to Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance, a carpenter, worked at the Batesville Stockyards at Charlotte and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Jerry Werner (09/09/04)
A young father with a 19-month old son, Jerry Lee Werner, 27, of Douglas, Ala., formerly of this area, was killed in a two-car head-on crash Aug. 21, 2004. The accident happened about 3 miles from his home. He was a 1995 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Della Deckard (09/09/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Leona Nelson (09/09/04)
Leona Nelson, 74, died Aug. 31, 2004, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born April 8, 1930, at Salem, Ark., the daughter of Edgar and Mattie Johnson Hall. She has been a resident of Liberal for the past 50 years. She managed the Petroleum Club for many years and had been a waitress and manager of the Country Club. She was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School...
Abe Millard Hammond (09/09/04)
Abe Millard Hammond, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Simpson and Roxie Mae Workman Hammond, was born June 3, 1912, in Sturkie, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 29, 2004, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 26 days. Abe was united in marriage to Alma Elizabeth Walker on Feb. ...
Charles Drumheller (09/09/04)
Charles "Chuck" Earl Drumheller, 52, of Hardy, died Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1952, in Rockford, Ill. the son of Kenneth Gardner and Evelyn Rogene Wible Drumheller. He was a personal financial planner with American Express/ Investors Diversified Services, a member of the Elks Club Lodge 2539 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, Ill...
Meda Pearl Stallard (09/09/04)
Meda Pearl Crase Stallard, 98, of Troy Mo., was born March 20, 1906, in the Garfield community, the daughter of Henry Clay Crase and Rebecca Taylor Crase. She died Aug. 29, 2004, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy, Mo. She was a homemaker and attended the Hawk Point Baptist Church. She will be missed by her family and friends...
Irene V. Baptist (09/07/04)
Irene V. Baptist, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 21, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg, Wis. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Centralia, Ill., to Lawrence W. Varner and Samantha Bradley Varner. She was a mother, homemaker, caretaker and registered nurse for most of her life, providing care and comfort to many. She was a private duty nurse at Scholitz and Allen Hospitals and a staff nurse at Friendship Village in Waterloo, Iowa...
John Singleton Dangerfield (09/07/04)
John Singleton Dangerfield, 84, of Salem, Ark., son of the late James and Rosalie Yates Dangerfield, was born on Oct. 19, 1919, in Royalton, Ill. He died Aug. 27, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He was married to Dorothy Lee Middleswort on Feb. 23, 1956, at DeSoto County, Miss...
Elsie Taylor-Horn (09/07/04)
Elsie Mae Taylor-Horn, 83, of Chapmanville, W.Va., died Aug. 17, 2004, at Logan Center Nursing Home in Logan, W.Va. She was born Jan. 4, 1921, at Many Islands, Ark. She was the first daughter of John Taylor and Lottie Taylor-Amos. She married Wallace Horn Jr. of Delbarton, W.Va., in November of 1947...
Donald Ray Johnson (09/07/04)
Donald Ray Johnson, 63 of Wentzville, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Aug. 24, 2004 at Cross Road Regional Medical Hospital in Wentzville. Born April 21, 1941, in Thayer, Mo., he was the son of Morris Lunn Johnson and Bertie Dawson Johnson. He was employed as an industrial machinist...
Joan Jones (09/07/04)
Joan Jones, 68, of Nelsonville, Ark., died Aug. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, at Manila, Ark., to Richard Benjamin and Dovie I. (Forsythe) Oates. She was a homemaker and member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Della Deckard (09/07/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Raymond Atkinson (09/07/04)
Raymond Henry Atkinson, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 24, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of William Elijah Atkinson and Lee Bacon Atkinson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. ...
Velma Whitworth (09/07/04)
Velma Lorene Whitworth, 82, of Washington, Ill., died July 4, 2004, at CSY St. Francis Medical Center in Illinois. Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Alton, Mo., she was the daughter of Chloe Murray McClanahan and George McClanahan. She was a school volunteer, a homemaker and was a member of Roland Manor Baptist Church in Washington, Ill...
Carnell Wayne Cheek (09/07/04)
Carnell Wayne Cheek 62, of Salem, son of Flossie Keeter Cheek and the late Arnold Cheek, was born June 9, 1942, in Yellville, Ark. He died Aug. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He married Louetta Sanders Oct. 28, 967, in Salem, Ark. He was a dairy farmer for many years. He was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church...
Leonard DuBois (09/07/04)
Leonard Max DuBois, Arcata, Calif., passed away on Aug. 17, 2004 at the home of his son, Ralph DuBois and family at McKinleyville, Calif. He was born in Thayer, Mo., on Aug. 24, 1928, to Com and Vira DuBois. After graduating from Thayer High School he joined the army...
Charles Lee Abbott (09/07/04)
Charles Lee Abbott, 65, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2004, at Pine Bluff. Born on March 26, 1939, at Maynard, Ark., he was the son of Neoma Risenhover Gann of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Earl Abbott. He spent his working years as a press operator for a newspaper. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean Conflict...
Loree Sturgeon (09/07/04)
Loree Sturgeon, 84, of Koshkonong, Mo., formerly of Thayer, died Aug. 23, 2004, at Brook Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Mo. Born Dec. 1, 1919, in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Ben Jackson and Matilda Vogan Jackson. She was a housewife and mother and worked as a nurses aid for a nursing home for several years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was married to Fletcher Sturgeon at Alton, Mo...
Jewel Davidson (09/07/04)
Jewel Cochran Burk Davidson's life journey began in Union, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1931, and ended in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 24, 2004. She led a fruitful, colorful life marked by her love of God and a desire to help others. Her persistent nature and love of learning led her to complete her nurses training while rearing nine children. Jewel's humor, love of sewing and bountiful cooking style were among the many talents she shared with her family and friends...
John Christenberry (09/16/04)
John Curtis Christen-berry, 85, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 24, 1919, at Grange, Ark., to Roylan and Etta Christenberry. He was a farmer and store clerk. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was a member of the Mount View Baptist Church east of Cave City, Ark...
"Jerry" Rickman (09/16/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Rickman, 69, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 9, 1935, in Paragould, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Ruth Kerwin on June 6, 1986, in Dyersburg, Tenn...
Leota Marie DuBois (09/16/04)
Leota Marie DuBois, 76, was born June 29, 1928, in Kirwin, Kan., the daughter of the late Herbert Gaines and A. Marie Stroup Gaines. She died Sept. 6, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage Dec. 17, 1949, to Wesley Dubois. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Angela Lea King (09/16/04)
Angela Lea Arnold King, 36, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away Sept. 2, 2004, at St. John's Medical in Springfield, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1968, in Fort Rucker, Ala., the daughter of William Henry Arnold and Ruby Nadine (Henry) Arnold. She was united in marriage to Michael King on April 5, 2000, in Ash Flat...
James William Roper (09/16/04)
James William Roper, 60, of Viola, son of the late Jesse Orus Roper and Mary Angeline Dickerson Roper, was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Viola, Ark. He died Sept. 3, 2004, in Mountain Home. He married Judy Gregory June 8, 1994, in Flippin. He was employed by Aeroquip Eaton in Mountain Home as a maintenance man until his retirement April 1, 2001, after 25 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing...
John DeLoss McGuire (09/16/04)
A former Thayer businessman was killed early Wednesday morning Sept. 8, 2004, in an accident on I-30 east of Dallas, Texas. John De Loss McGuire, the former owner of Nettie's Cafeteria and Restaurant in Thayer, was killed when the semi he was driving hit the rear of another semi that was stopped in traffic near Greenville...
Tommy Deckard (09/16/04)
Tommy Deckard, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Alton, Mo. He died on Sept. 8, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo.; a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis; six sisters -- Bonnie Adams, Jewel Dildine, Virgie Moore, Sarah Pettie, Eulah Mae Walker and Lizzie Walker; two brothers -- Alfred Deckard and Ira Deckard; three grandchildren -- Troy Deckard Jr. ...
Troy Cannon (09/16/04)
Troy Cannon, age 22, of Strawberry, Ark., died Sept. 6, 2004, at Calamine. He was born July 16, 1982, at Batesville to John Monroe Cannon Jr. and Ramona (Polston) Cannon. He was a welder, having worked for Fluor Daniel's Construction, Triple H Construction and Penn and Pugh Construction...
Millie Liles (09/16/04)
Millie Liles, 71, of Cave City died Sept. 8, 2004, at her home in Cave City. Born Oct. 6, 1932, at Nelsonville, Ark., to Oda F. and Myrtle Smith Anderson. She retired from the San Diego Zoo and later retired from Con Agra. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Frances L. Fischer (09/16/04)
Frances L. Fischer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 28, 1916, in North Little Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of William Jones and Pauline Rinke Jones. She married Paul Fischer in 1943, in Little Rock. ...
Fredrick Allen Myers (09/16/04)
Fredrick Allen Myers, 79, Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 9, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Aug. 29, 2004, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include three sons -- Ron and Vicki Myers of West Plains, Mo., and Jim and Sharon Myers and Larry and Millie Myers, all of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; a daughter, Barbara and Mike Tyson of Mammoth Spring; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
William "Bill" Sorenson (09/16/04)
William "Bill" Sorenson, 73, of Thayer, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2004, at Cox South, in Springfield, Mo. William Louis Horner was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Beatrice, Neb. He was the son of Ray and Gladys McNabb Simmons Horner. He was adopted on Oct. 29, 1932, by Frank F. and Florence Stewart Sorenson of Filley, Neb...
William C. Orr (09/16/04)
William C. Orr, 85, of Sidney, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, died Sept. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 5, 1919 in Ash Flat, the son of the late John and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He was united in marriage March 6, 1946, in Batesville to Venita Faye Bates...
"Maggie" Moody (09/16/04)
Margaret "Maggie" Ethel Moody, 104, of Batesville, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center at Batesville. Born on Aug. 22, 1900, at Calico Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Martin Albert and Rhoda Ann Thomas Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church north of Calico Rock, Ark...