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Obituaries from November 2004

Elmer Lloyd Crouch (11/11/04)
Elmer Lloyd Crouch, 87, of Salem, Ark., died on election day Nov. 2, 2004, at his home, but not before he cast his vote, a freedom he treasured. Born Sept. 11, 1917, in the small Western Colorado town of Montrose, his parents were Raymond Adelbert Crouch and Clara Elsie Haney Crouch. He was named after both uncles fighting in World War I at the time...
Ray Holland (11/11/04)
Ray Holland, 62, of Batesville, died Oct. 30, 2004, at his home. He was born July 14, 1942, at Ravenden, Ark., to Marvin Samuel and Myrtal Mae James Holland. He was a maintenance worker for Conagra Frozen Foods in Batesville for 31 years He was a member of North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville...
Dean E. Crum (11/11/04)
Dean E. Crum, 72, died Oct. 31, 2004, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born in Uniondale, Ind. He was employed by General Electric Company for 37 years, retiring in 1988, and was also a GE Elfin. He was a past board member of the Highland Elks Club of Cherokee Village, and remained an avid community leader...
Mariam Ethyl Stafford (11/11/04)
Mariam Ethyl Stafford, 80, of Temple, Texas, died Oct. 31, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn. She was born March 22, 1924, in Marks, Miss., the daughter of William Marshall Gore and Fern Abigail Meek Gore. She was a member of Canyon Creek Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters -- Linda Jones of Temple, Texas, and Jo McDonald of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons -- Tim Stafford of Memphis, Tenn., and Mark Stafford of Brentwood, Tenn.; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
John W. Snavely (11/11/04)
John W. Snavely, 71, of Ozark, Mo., formerly of Thayer, died Oct. 27, 2004. He was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 65. The son of Joe Amos Snavely and Emily Stucki Snavely, he was born May 1, 1933, in Norwood, Mo. He answered the call to the ministry in 1963, pastoring four churches in the Southwest Missouri area over the next 33 years. The last ten years, John was the Pastoral Care Pastor of James River Assembly. He was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Robert "Bob" Sifford (11/11/04)
Robert Allen "Bob" Sifford, son of the late Allen and Almeda Postel-Sifford, was born June 24, 1934, in Davenport, Iowa. He departed this life on Nov. 2, 2004, at the age of 70 years. Graveside services for Bob Sifford were held on Nov. 6 at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton, Mo., with Bro. John Lewis Casey officiating...
Elmer Frazier (11/11/04)
Elmer Frazier, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 4, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 27, 1915, in Independence County to James Manning and Minnie Ann Woodyard Frazier. He was a farmer specializing in growing watermelons and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Jeanie Romb (nee Brees) (11/11/04)
Jeanie Romb (nee Brees), 72, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2004, in DesPeres, Mo. She was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Catherine, Mo. the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Draper Brees. She was married to Alan Romb in Arnold, Mo., She worked as a sales person in a department store...
David C. Mohr (11/11/04)
David C. Mohr, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 2, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa, he was the son of Albert and Margaret Sleeper Mohr. He married Barbara Franco Sept. 19, 1964, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. ...
Brandon Branscum (11/11/04)
Brandon Keith Branscum, 25, of Mountain View, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fifty Six, Ark. He was born Sept. 7, 1979, in Calico Rock, son of Brenda and Randel Branscum. He was a butcher and of the Baptist faith. Brandon was very energetic and enthusiastic about his family and hobbies. ...
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff (11/11/04)
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William and Nora Endora Seely McHugh, was born Feb. 1, 1930, at North Platte, Neb. She departed this life Nov. 5, 2004, at Salem, at the age of 74 years. Myrtle was united in marriage to Wilferd Theodore Kallhoff on Dec. 24, 1954, at Atlantic, Iowa. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village, and a member of the Moose Lodge 1299 in Fontana, Calif...
Vera Bristow Dailey (11/11/04)
Former longtime Hoquiamite, Vera A. Bristow Dailey, 96, remembered as an excellent cook, died on Sept. 3, 2004, in a Montesano Care Center in Montesano, Wash. She had lived in Montesano since 1981. She was born March 18, 1908, at Ash Flat, Ark. the daughter of William "Wayne" and Lucy Nicholson Bristow. She grew up in Ash Flat...
Dorothy Lou Sisco (11/11/04)
Dorothy Lou Sisco, 76, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa, and died Nov. 4, 2004, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Sisco of the home; a daughter, Jacalyn Leroux of Naylor, Mo.; two grandchildren, Wanda Woods of Hayesville, Kan., and Wyborn Woods of Doniphan, Mo.; three grandchildren -- Jeffery, Ashley and Zade; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Jeff Ring (11/23/04)
Jeff Ring, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 10, 2004 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 12, 1914, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Bud Ring and Doll Barnes Ring. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II, and was of the Baptist faith...
Edgar "Dick" Young (11/11/04)
Edgar John "Dick" Young, 88, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1916, in Sharp County, Ark, and died Nov. 5, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was the son of the late Luther Young and Alma Menzil Young. He was united in marriage in 1936, in Sharp County to Doris Zirstein...
Barbara Jean Shaffer (11/23/04)
Barbara Jean Shaffer, 69, of Ozark Acres, daughter of the late Charles and Adaline Durrow Ziemsen, was born July 9, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wis. She died Nov. 13, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was united in marriage to Franklin C. Shaffer Nov. 17, 1956, in Madison, Wis. She was a homemaker and member of Spring Lake Baptist Church at Ozark Acres...
Mildred Wilcox (11/23/04)
Mildred Wilcox, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1917, the daughter of the late William Thomas Howell and Bertie Elliott Howell in Oregon County, Mo. She died Nov. 14, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married in 1937 in Kansas City, Mo., to Marvin W. Wilcox who preceded her in death March 25, 1971...
Jimmy Dale Taylor (11/23/04)
Jimmy Dale Taylor, 62, a former resident of Randolph County, died at his home in Rockford, Ill. on Nov. 10, 2004, He was a United States Army veteran. He retired after 30 years from the Chrysler Corp. He was a member of Gentle Shepherd Fellowship Church...
Clara A. Day (11/11/04)
Clara A. Day, 86, of Batesville, died Nov. 2, 2004, at Sharp Nursing Home at Sidney. She was born June 11, 1918, at Huron, Ind., to Hanigan and Rose Jones Collins. She was retired from the Veteran's Administration in Los Angeles, and was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Los Angeles...
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff (11/23/04)
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William McHugh and Nora L. Seely Blackney and stepdaughter to the late Donald Blackney, was born Feb. 1, 1930, at North Platte, Neb. She departed this life Nov. 5, 2004, at Salem, at the age of 74 years...
Eleanor E. Dodge (11/23/04)
Eleanor E. Dodge, 91, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Woodland Hills, Calif., died Nov. 8, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born June 22, 1913, at Boston, Mass., to Emory P. and Lucy Watson Eldredge. She was a homemaker and a member of DAR...
Bobby D. Booth (11/23/04)
Bobby D. Booth, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 8, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems in Cherokee Village. Born July 5, 1939, in Caraway, Ark., he was the son of Orville and Audrey Wallace Booth. He was pastor of the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village...
Coy James Morris (11/23/04)
Coy James Morris. 73, of West Plains, Mo., son of the late Hugh Albert and Edna Agnes McCallister Morris, was born Jan. 23, 1931, at Hasty, Ark. He died Nov. 7, 2004, at Kansas City, Mo. He was united in marriage to Norma Lezene Reynolds Montgomery on Oct. 30, 1965, at Salem, Ark...
Kenneth Albert Parson (11/23/04)
Kenneth Albert Parson, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2004, in Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born at home March 31, 1931, in Clarksville, Iowa, he was the son of Leslie and Eldora Mahake Parson. On Dec. 1, 1956, Kenneth married Cora Schalts in Waterloo, Iowa...
Horace Franklin Hilburn (11/23/04)
Horace Franklin Hilburn, 94, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Thomas Cleveland Hilburn and Drucella Jane Gargus Hilburn, was born March 24, 1910, in Salem, Ark. He died Nov. 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He attended Spring Valley School. He married Eunice Young on March 8, 1931, at Salem...
Dickie Bryan Ray (11/23/04)
Dickie Bryan Ray, 43, of Salem, Ark., son of Betty Jane Leming Turner and Dickie Pullen Ray, was born Feb. 8, 1961, at Mammoth Spring. He died Nov. 8, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father and truck driver. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps...
Ray Brewer (11/23/04)
Ray Brewer, 86, son of the late Joe and Daley Wallace Brewer, was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in the Fifty-Six area of Stone County, Ark. He died Nov. 12, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. He married Ruby Sexton March 27, 1937, at Optimus, Ark., and to this union six children were born. ...
Atha Jane Cai (11/23/04)
Atha Jane Booth Cain, 78, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Nov. 12, 2004, in Chandler. Born Jan. 18, 1926, at Hill Top, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Alvin J. Booth and Lora Gladys Spradling. She was employed as a master chef...
Marvin Fernow (11/23/04)
Marvin Glen Fernow, son of the late James Fernow and Glenna Tabor Fernow, was born June 12, 1914, in Marion, Iowa and died Nov. 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 90 years. Ruth L. Fernow, daughter of the late Carl F. Michel and Charity Maier Michel, was born July 12, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and died Nov. 19, 2004, in Koshkonong, Mo. at the age of 88 years...
Cecile Childers (11/23/04)
Cecile Childers, 82, of Thayer, Mo., was born May 5, 1922, in Alton, and passed away Nov. 11, 2004, at her home. She helped her husband, Raymond on the family farm and also ran a general store in Koshkonong for 26 years. She was a Christian and was of the Methodist faith...
Donald Ray McAnally (11/23/04)
Donald Ray McAnally, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Franklin, Ark., and passed away Nov. 15, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Esther Washam-McAnally of the home; three sons -- William "Pete" Budd of Jonesboro, Ark.; Archie and Harvey Dees of Springdale, Ark.; four grandchildren -- Brenda, Joe, Lee and Kelly; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Leroy G. Kneip (11/23/04)
A memorial service for Leroy G. Kneip of Midway, Ark., was held Nov. 20 at the Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Leroy Kneip died Nov. 12, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was 83 years old. He was born Nov. 5, 1921, at Round Top, Texas, the son of Henry and Thekla Moellenberndt Kneip...
Malcom "Mac" Hobbs (11/23/04)
Malcom "Mac" Hobbs, 74, Salem, Ark., son of Maurice and Lillian Bell Rose Hobbs, was born Oct. 14, 1930, at Lyndon, Kan. He died Nov. 17, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and retired from the United States Navy as hospital corpsman. He served in the United Sates Navy for 20 years, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was of the Presbyterian faith...
H. Dale Brown (11/23/04)
H. Dale Brown, 95, of Montgomery, Ill., died Nov. 17, 2004, at Joliet Area Hospice in Joliet, Ill. Born May 5, 1909, in Polo Ill., he was the son of George and Myrtle Combs Brown. He was raised on a farm in Polo. After moving to the Plainfield, Ill., area, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years as a railway mail clerk and later as a supervisor. It was a job he dearly loved...
Margaret Rutledge (11/23/04)
Margaret Turner Rutledge, of Garland, Texas, (formerly of Hardy and Cherokee Village) died Nov. 16, 2004, in Dallas, Texas. She was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Hardy. She is survived by a son, Albert T. Rutledge; three daughters -- Katherine Crump-Wiesner, Ann Rutledge, Ackman and Martha H. Rutledge; two sisters -- Katherine Yarbrough and Jo Wright; and three grandchildren...
Beryle "B.J." Orth (11/23/04)
Beryle John "B.J." Orth, 72, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of John William Orth and Zelma Brecht Orth. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served 20 years before retiring from active duty as a sergeant first class...
Ruth Fernow (11/23/04)
Marvin Glen Fernow, son of the late James Fernow and Glenna Tabor Fernow, was born June 12, 1914, in Marion, Iowa and died Nov. 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 90 years. Ruth L. Fernow, daughter of the late Carl F. Michel and Charity Maier Michel, was born July 12, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and died Nov. 19, 2004, in Koshkonong, Mo. at the age of 88 years...
Sharon Wright (11/23/04)
Sharon Richardson Wright, 58, of Wideman, Ark., daughter of the late Jack and Doris Mudd Richardson was born Aug. 25, 1946, at Prairie Hill, Texas. She died Nov. 22, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Frederick L. Wright in Elizabeth City, N.C. To this union two children were born...
Martha Frances White (11/04/04)
Martha Frances White, 87, of Ash Flat died Oct. 18, 2004, at Batesville. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of Abe and Rosie Etter McMullen-Harbin. Survivors include her husband, Clarence F. White of the home; seven children -- James White of Ash Flat, Dorothy Campbell of Brownsville, Tenn., Linda White of Townsend, Mont., Stephen White of Plainfield, Ill., Roy White of Boaz, Ala., Mary Osteen of Brownsville, Tenn., and Martha Emmert of Ash Flat; two brothers -- James E. ...
Marcella Allen Wilson (11/04/04)
Marcella Allen Wilson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 24, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Brownstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Mattie Diveley. She married Glen Smith in 1943. She was retired from Skill Corporation in Walnut Ridge where she was employed for many years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jack Ray Prine (11/04/04)
Jack Ray Prine of Salem was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Bogachita, Miss. He died Oct. 27, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise White in 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired after 18 years of service...
Ruby Belle Walling (11/04/04)
Ruby Belle Walling, 89, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ida Bell Lynch Blevins, was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Ponder Richard Walling on April 3, 1937, at Salem...
Mildred K. Field Sears (11/04/04)
Mildred K. Field Sears, 83, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., daughter of the late James Forest and Emily Desta Chesnut Field, was born Aug. 3, 1921, at Byron, Ark. she died Oct. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, Mo. She married Wendell F. Sears Feb. ...
Betty Maxine Bettis (11/04/04)
Betty Maxine Bettis, 73, of Hardy died Oct. 24, 2004, at her home. Born April 29, 1931, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Stanley Trotter and Susie Bradley Trotter. She worked in the entertainment industry as a comedian for many years and was known as "Ima Hillhopper" when she appeared at the Ozark Jubilee Theater and Hardy Junction Theater. She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Delores J. Hiles (11/04/04)
Delores J. Hiles, 70, of Cave City died Oct. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 31, 1934, in Grantville, Kan., she was the daughter of Everett Alvin and Pearl Oletha Hudson Alfrey. She was a homemaker and enjoyed truck driving for several years, crocheting, flowers and spending time with her family. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church loca-ted at Cedar Grove Community...
Ella Sumner Dodson (11/04/04)
Ella Sumner Bunger Inselmann Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove Township in Franklin County, Neb. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught school in Bellevue, Neb. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Reva Ann Brewer (11/04/04)
Reva Ann Brewer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 28, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1916, in Morgan County, Ind. She was the daughter of Walter S. Norman and May Dunham Norman. She worked as an inspector for RCA in Indianapolis during World War II., and later went to work for the state of Indiana. She retired from State Life Insurance in Indiana where she worked as a senior statistician for the company...
Eunice Iris Hilburn (11/04/04)
Eunice Iris Hilburn, 88, of Camp died Oct. 23, 2004. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Fairfield, Ill., she was the daughter of William Weaver and Ada Isabella Wheeler Young. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a nurse's aid for home health. She was of the Baptist faith...
Danny Ray Evans (11/04/04)
Danny Ray Evans, 57, son of Lossie Ehrhardt Evans and the late Hosea A. Evans was born July 13, 1947, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Oct. 18, 2004, in Joliet, Ill. He was united in marriage July 3, 1993, in Joliet to Shirlee Smyder Trevison. Survivors are his wife, Shirlee of the home in Joliet; two daughters -- Angela Allen and husband, Larry, of Harvey, Ark., and Lisa Leksander and husband, Rich, of Suwanee, Ga.; three grandchildren -- Ty, Taylor and Tiffany; his mother, Lossie Evans Moore and step-father, John, of Thayer, Mo.; three sisters -- Sharon Wisehart and husband, Wayne, of Asheville, N.C., Diane Todd and husband, Richard, of Alton, Mo., and Carrie Honeycutt and husband, Bill, of Thayer; a brother, Steve Evans and wife, Sarah, of Myrtle; his father-in-law, Stephen Smyder of Joliet; two step-daughters -- Tracy Paramo and husband, Armando, of Minooka, Ill., and Robin Trevison of Coal City, Ill.; a step-son Nick Trevision of Tinley Park, Ill.; four step-granddaughers -- Nadia, Kaira, Hailie and Hannah; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Mary Pauline Crigler (11/04/04)
Mary Pauline Crigler, 88, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born April 27, 1916, west of Alton on the Gum Homestead, she was the daughter of William L. Gum and Lola Steele Gum. She married R.P. Crigler June 30, 1940. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997...
Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock (11/04/04)
Memorial services for Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock will be held Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Highland with the Rev. Joey Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland with the arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland...
Mrs. H. Joy Giger (11/04/04)
Mrs. Joy H. Giger, 78, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Krouse Varner. She moved with her husband, Charles, to Hardy in 1980. They were owners of C & J appliance in Hardy and of the C & J Frozen Yogurt shop in Hardy. She was an avid bowler, serving as secretary for several different bowling leagues...
Almyra Hill Miller (11/04/04)
Almyra Hill Miller, 90, died Oct. 28, 2004, in Cherokee Village. Born in Texas Sept. 14, 1914, she was the daugher of Andew and Ruby Chambers. She married Rex Hill in 1934. After moving to Columbus, Ind., where she was employed as a first aid nurse, she had two children. She was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. Upon retirement in 1973, they moved to Cherokee Village...
Marion Arkie Surber (11/04/04)
Marion Jewell Arkie Surber, 84, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Rector, Ark. He was a store manager for over 30 years, served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, during World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Surber, who died Nov. 11, 1999...
Jewell Marie Bettis (11/04/04)
Jewell Marie Bettis, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 24, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 25, 1904, in Williford, she was the daughter of Robert and Jo Campbell Cruse. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Robert Joy Stanley (11/04/04)
Robert Joy Stanley, 68, of Mammoth Spring died Oct. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 31, 1936, in Texas, she was the daughter of Robert and Sibyl Wyatt-Webb. Survivors include two daughters -- Twilla Benge of El Paso, Texas, and Teresa Ward of Mammoth Spring; a son, Michael Stanley of Kennett, Mo.; a brother, Terry Webb of Ironton, Mo.; a sister, Wilma Noey of Caldwell, Texas; six grandchildren -- Scott, Becky, Heather, Adam, Freddie and Chad; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces whom she raised -- Tammy Sexton of West Plains, Mo., and Sharon Brombracker of California.. ...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (11/04/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, 91, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. A memorial service will be Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Durham and the Rev. Joan Ewaldsen officiating...
Robert "Bob" Sifford (11/11/04)
Robert Allen "Bob" Sifford, son of the late Allen and Almeda Postel-Sifford, was born June 24, 1934, in Davenport, Iowa. He departed this life on Nov. 2, 2004, at the age of 70 years. Graveside services for Bob Sifford were held on Nov. 6 at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton, Mo., with Bro. John Lewis Casey officiating...
Dorothy Lou Sisco (11/11/04)
Dorothy Lou Sisco, 76, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa, and died Nov. 4, 2004, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Sisco of the home; a daughter, Jacalyn Leroux of Naylor, Mo.; two grandchildren, Wanda Woods of Hayesville, Kan., and Wyborn Woods of Doniphan, Mo.; three grandchildren -- Jeffery, Ashley and Zade; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Elmer Frazier (11/11/04)
Elmer Frazier, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 4, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 27, 1915, in Independence County to James Manning and Minnie Ann Woodyard Frazier. He was a farmer specializing in growing watermelons and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Vera Bristow Dailey (11/11/04)
Former longtime Hoquiamite, Vera A. Bristow Dailey, 96, remembered as an excellent cook, died on Sept. 3, 2004, in a Montesano Care Center in Montesano, Wash. She had lived in Montesano since 1981. She was born March 18, 1908, at Ash Flat, Ark. the daughter of William "Wayne" and Lucy Nicholson Bristow. She grew up in Ash Flat...
Mildred Wilcox (11/23/04)
Mildred Wilcox, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1917, the daughter of the late William Thomas Howell and Bertie Elliott Howell in Oregon County, Mo. She died Nov. 14, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married in 1937 in Kansas City, Mo., to Marvin W. Wilcox who preceded her in death March 25, 1971...
Barbara Jean Shaffer (11/23/04)
Barbara Jean Shaffer, 69, of Ozark Acres, daughter of the late Charles and Adaline Durrow Ziemsen, was born July 9, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wis. She died Nov. 13, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was united in marriage to Franklin C. Shaffer Nov. 17, 1956, in Madison, Wis. She was a homemaker and member of Spring Lake Baptist Church at Ozark Acres...
Jimmy Dale Taylor (11/23/04)
Jimmy Dale Taylor, 62, a former resident of Randolph County, died at his home in Rockford, Ill. on Nov. 10, 2004, He was a United States Army veteran. He retired after 30 years from the Chrysler Corp. He was a member of Gentle Shepherd Fellowship Church...
Jeff Ring (11/23/04)
Jeff Ring, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 10, 2004 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 12, 1914, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Bud Ring and Doll Barnes Ring. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II, and was of the Baptist faith...
Mariam Ethyl Stafford (11/11/04)
Mariam Ethyl Stafford, 80, of Temple, Texas, died Oct. 31, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn. She was born March 22, 1924, in Marks, Miss., the daughter of William Marshall Gore and Fern Abigail Meek Gore. She was a member of Canyon Creek Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters -- Linda Jones of Temple, Texas, and Jo McDonald of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons -- Tim Stafford of Memphis, Tenn., and Mark Stafford of Brentwood, Tenn.; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Edgar "Dick" Young (11/11/04)
Edgar John "Dick" Young, 88, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1916, in Sharp County, Ark, and died Nov. 5, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was the son of the late Luther Young and Alma Menzil Young. He was united in marriage in 1936, in Sharp County to Doris Zirstein...
Ray Holland (11/11/04)
Ray Holland, 62, of Batesville, died Oct. 30, 2004, at his home. He was born July 14, 1942, at Ravenden, Ark., to Marvin Samuel and Myrtal Mae James Holland. He was a maintenance worker for Conagra Frozen Foods in Batesville for 31 years He was a member of North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville...
Clara A. Day (11/11/04)
Clara A. Day, 86, of Batesville, died Nov. 2, 2004, at Sharp Nursing Home at Sidney. She was born June 11, 1918, at Huron, Ind., to Hanigan and Rose Jones Collins. She was retired from the Veteran's Administration in Los Angeles, and was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Los Angeles...
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff (11/11/04)
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William and Nora Endora Seely McHugh, was born Feb. 1, 1930, at North Platte, Neb. She departed this life Nov. 5, 2004, at Salem, at the age of 74 years. Myrtle was united in marriage to Wilferd Theodore Kallhoff on Dec. 24, 1954, at Atlantic, Iowa. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village, and a member of the Moose Lodge 1299 in Fontana, Calif...
Jeanie Romb (nee Brees) (11/11/04)
Jeanie Romb (nee Brees), 72, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2004, in DesPeres, Mo. She was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Catherine, Mo. the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Draper Brees. She was married to Alan Romb in Arnold, Mo., She worked as a sales person in a department store...
Dean E. Crum (11/11/04)
Dean E. Crum, 72, died Oct. 31, 2004, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born in Uniondale, Ind. He was employed by General Electric Company for 37 years, retiring in 1988, and was also a GE Elfin. He was a past board member of the Highland Elks Club of Cherokee Village, and remained an avid community leader...
David C. Mohr (11/11/04)
David C. Mohr, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 2, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa, he was the son of Albert and Margaret Sleeper Mohr. He married Barbara Franco Sept. 19, 1964, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. ...
Brandon Branscum (11/11/04)
Brandon Keith Branscum, 25, of Mountain View, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fifty Six, Ark. He was born Sept. 7, 1979, in Calico Rock, son of Brenda and Randel Branscum. He was a butcher and of the Baptist faith. Brandon was very energetic and enthusiastic about his family and hobbies. ...
John W. Snavely (11/11/04)
John W. Snavely, 71, of Ozark, Mo., formerly of Thayer, died Oct. 27, 2004. He was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 65. The son of Joe Amos Snavely and Emily Stucki Snavely, he was born May 1, 1933, in Norwood, Mo. He answered the call to the ministry in 1963, pastoring four churches in the Southwest Missouri area over the next 33 years. The last ten years, John was the Pastoral Care Pastor of James River Assembly. He was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Elmer Lloyd Crouch (11/11/04)
Elmer Lloyd Crouch, 87, of Salem, Ark., died on election day Nov. 2, 2004, at his home, but not before he cast his vote, a freedom he treasured. Born Sept. 11, 1917, in the small Western Colorado town of Montrose, his parents were Raymond Adelbert Crouch and Clara Elsie Haney Crouch. He was named after both uncles fighting in World War I at the time...
Coy James Morris (11/23/04)
Coy James Morris. 73, of West Plains, Mo., son of the late Hugh Albert and Edna Agnes McCallister Morris, was born Jan. 23, 1931, at Hasty, Ark. He died Nov. 7, 2004, at Kansas City, Mo. He was united in marriage to Norma Lezene Reynolds Montgomery on Oct. 30, 1965, at Salem, Ark...
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff (11/23/04)
Myrtle Lorraine Kallhoff, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William McHugh and Nora L. Seely Blackney and stepdaughter to the late Donald Blackney, was born Feb. 1, 1930, at North Platte, Neb. She departed this life Nov. 5, 2004, at Salem, at the age of 74 years...
Horace Franklin Hilburn (11/23/04)
Horace Franklin Hilburn, 94, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Thomas Cleveland Hilburn and Drucella Jane Gargus Hilburn, was born March 24, 1910, in Salem, Ark. He died Nov. 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He attended Spring Valley School. He married Eunice Young on March 8, 1931, at Salem...
Dickie Bryan Ray (11/23/04)
Dickie Bryan Ray, 43, of Salem, Ark., son of Betty Jane Leming Turner and Dickie Pullen Ray, was born Feb. 8, 1961, at Mammoth Spring. He died Nov. 8, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father and truck driver. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps...
Ray Brewer (11/23/04)
Ray Brewer, 86, son of the late Joe and Daley Wallace Brewer, was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in the Fifty-Six area of Stone County, Ark. He died Nov. 12, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. He married Ruby Sexton March 27, 1937, at Optimus, Ark., and to this union six children were born. ...
Atha Jane Cai (11/23/04)
Atha Jane Booth Cain, 78, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Nov. 12, 2004, in Chandler. Born Jan. 18, 1926, at Hill Top, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Alvin J. Booth and Lora Gladys Spradling. She was employed as a master chef...
Eleanor E. Dodge (11/23/04)
Eleanor E. Dodge, 91, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Woodland Hills, Calif., died Nov. 8, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born June 22, 1913, at Boston, Mass., to Emory P. and Lucy Watson Eldredge. She was a homemaker and a member of DAR...
Bobby D. Booth (11/23/04)
Bobby D. Booth, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 8, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems in Cherokee Village. Born July 5, 1939, in Caraway, Ark., he was the son of Orville and Audrey Wallace Booth. He was pastor of the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village...
Kenneth Albert Parson (11/23/04)
Kenneth Albert Parson, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2004, in Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born at home March 31, 1931, in Clarksville, Iowa, he was the son of Leslie and Eldora Mahake Parson. On Dec. 1, 1956, Kenneth married Cora Schalts in Waterloo, Iowa...
Sharon Wright (11/23/04)
Sharon Richardson Wright, 58, of Wideman, Ark., daughter of the late Jack and Doris Mudd Richardson was born Aug. 25, 1946, at Prairie Hill, Texas. She died Nov. 22, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Frederick L. Wright in Elizabeth City, N.C. To this union two children were born...
Leroy G. Kneip (11/23/04)
A memorial service for Leroy G. Kneip of Midway, Ark., was held Nov. 20 at the Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Leroy Kneip died Nov. 12, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was 83 years old. He was born Nov. 5, 1921, at Round Top, Texas, the son of Henry and Thekla Moellenberndt Kneip...
Ruth Fernow (11/23/04)
Marvin Glen Fernow, son of the late James Fernow and Glenna Tabor Fernow, was born June 12, 1914, in Marion, Iowa and died Nov. 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 90 years. Ruth L. Fernow, daughter of the late Carl F. Michel and Charity Maier Michel, was born July 12, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and died Nov. 19, 2004, in Koshkonong, Mo. at the age of 88 years...
Marvin Fernow (11/23/04)
Marvin Glen Fernow, son of the late James Fernow and Glenna Tabor Fernow, was born June 12, 1914, in Marion, Iowa and died Nov. 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 90 years. Ruth L. Fernow, daughter of the late Carl F. Michel and Charity Maier Michel, was born July 12, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and died Nov. 19, 2004, in Koshkonong, Mo. at the age of 88 years...
Cecile Childers (11/23/04)
Cecile Childers, 82, of Thayer, Mo., was born May 5, 1922, in Alton, and passed away Nov. 11, 2004, at her home. She helped her husband, Raymond on the family farm and also ran a general store in Koshkonong for 26 years. She was a Christian and was of the Methodist faith...
Beryle "B.J." Orth (11/23/04)
Beryle John "B.J." Orth, 72, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of John William Orth and Zelma Brecht Orth. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served 20 years before retiring from active duty as a sergeant first class...
Margaret Rutledge (11/23/04)
Margaret Turner Rutledge, of Garland, Texas, (formerly of Hardy and Cherokee Village) died Nov. 16, 2004, in Dallas, Texas. She was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Hardy. She is survived by a son, Albert T. Rutledge; three daughters -- Katherine Crump-Wiesner, Ann Rutledge, Ackman and Martha H. Rutledge; two sisters -- Katherine Yarbrough and Jo Wright; and three grandchildren...
Donald Ray McAnally (11/23/04)
Donald Ray McAnally, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Franklin, Ark., and passed away Nov. 15, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Esther Washam-McAnally of the home; three sons -- William "Pete" Budd of Jonesboro, Ark.; Archie and Harvey Dees of Springdale, Ark.; four grandchildren -- Brenda, Joe, Lee and Kelly; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
H. Dale Brown (11/23/04)
H. Dale Brown, 95, of Montgomery, Ill., died Nov. 17, 2004, at Joliet Area Hospice in Joliet, Ill. Born May 5, 1909, in Polo Ill., he was the son of George and Myrtle Combs Brown. He was raised on a farm in Polo. After moving to the Plainfield, Ill., area, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years as a railway mail clerk and later as a supervisor. It was a job he dearly loved...
Malcom "Mac" Hobbs (11/23/04)
Malcom "Mac" Hobbs, 74, Salem, Ark., son of Maurice and Lillian Bell Rose Hobbs, was born Oct. 14, 1930, at Lyndon, Kan. He died Nov. 17, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and retired from the United States Navy as hospital corpsman. He served in the United Sates Navy for 20 years, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was of the Presbyterian faith...
Betty Maxine Bettis (11/04/04)
Betty Maxine Bettis, 73, of Hardy died Oct. 24, 2004, at her home. Born April 29, 1931, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Stanley Trotter and Susie Bradley Trotter. She worked in the entertainment industry as a comedian for many years and was known as "Ima Hillhopper" when she appeared at the Ozark Jubilee Theater and Hardy Junction Theater. She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Mildred K. Field Sears (11/04/04)
Mildred K. Field Sears, 83, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., daughter of the late James Forest and Emily Desta Chesnut Field, was born Aug. 3, 1921, at Byron, Ark. she died Oct. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, Mo. She married Wendell F. Sears Feb. ...
Danny Ray Evans (11/04/04)
Danny Ray Evans, 57, son of Lossie Ehrhardt Evans and the late Hosea A. Evans was born July 13, 1947, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Oct. 18, 2004, in Joliet, Ill. He was united in marriage July 3, 1993, in Joliet to Shirlee Smyder Trevison. Survivors are his wife, Shirlee of the home in Joliet; two daughters -- Angela Allen and husband, Larry, of Harvey, Ark., and Lisa Leksander and husband, Rich, of Suwanee, Ga.; three grandchildren -- Ty, Taylor and Tiffany; his mother, Lossie Evans Moore and step-father, John, of Thayer, Mo.; three sisters -- Sharon Wisehart and husband, Wayne, of Asheville, N.C., Diane Todd and husband, Richard, of Alton, Mo., and Carrie Honeycutt and husband, Bill, of Thayer; a brother, Steve Evans and wife, Sarah, of Myrtle; his father-in-law, Stephen Smyder of Joliet; two step-daughters -- Tracy Paramo and husband, Armando, of Minooka, Ill., and Robin Trevison of Coal City, Ill.; a step-son Nick Trevision of Tinley Park, Ill.; four step-granddaughers -- Nadia, Kaira, Hailie and Hannah; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Mary Pauline Crigler (11/04/04)
Mary Pauline Crigler, 88, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born April 27, 1916, west of Alton on the Gum Homestead, she was the daughter of William L. Gum and Lola Steele Gum. She married R.P. Crigler June 30, 1940. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997...
Martha Frances White (11/04/04)
Martha Frances White, 87, of Ash Flat died Oct. 18, 2004, at Batesville. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of Abe and Rosie Etter McMullen-Harbin. Survivors include her husband, Clarence F. White of the home; seven children -- James White of Ash Flat, Dorothy Campbell of Brownsville, Tenn., Linda White of Townsend, Mont., Stephen White of Plainfield, Ill., Roy White of Boaz, Ala., Mary Osteen of Brownsville, Tenn., and Martha Emmert of Ash Flat; two brothers -- James E. ...
Reva Ann Brewer (11/04/04)
Reva Ann Brewer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 28, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1916, in Morgan County, Ind. She was the daughter of Walter S. Norman and May Dunham Norman. She worked as an inspector for RCA in Indianapolis during World War II., and later went to work for the state of Indiana. She retired from State Life Insurance in Indiana where she worked as a senior statistician for the company...
Eunice Iris Hilburn (11/04/04)
Eunice Iris Hilburn, 88, of Camp died Oct. 23, 2004. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Fairfield, Ill., she was the daughter of William Weaver and Ada Isabella Wheeler Young. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a nurse's aid for home health. She was of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Belle Walling (11/04/04)
Ruby Belle Walling, 89, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ida Bell Lynch Blevins, was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Ponder Richard Walling on April 3, 1937, at Salem...
Ella Sumner Dodson (11/04/04)
Ella Sumner Bunger Inselmann Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove Township in Franklin County, Neb. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught school in Bellevue, Neb. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Mrs. H. Joy Giger (11/04/04)
Mrs. Joy H. Giger, 78, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Krouse Varner. She moved with her husband, Charles, to Hardy in 1980. They were owners of C & J appliance in Hardy and of the C & J Frozen Yogurt shop in Hardy. She was an avid bowler, serving as secretary for several different bowling leagues...
Almyra Hill Miller (11/04/04)
Almyra Hill Miller, 90, died Oct. 28, 2004, in Cherokee Village. Born in Texas Sept. 14, 1914, she was the daugher of Andew and Ruby Chambers. She married Rex Hill in 1934. After moving to Columbus, Ind., where she was employed as a first aid nurse, she had two children. She was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. Upon retirement in 1973, they moved to Cherokee Village...
Marion Arkie Surber (11/04/04)
Marion Jewell Arkie Surber, 84, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Rector, Ark. He was a store manager for over 30 years, served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, during World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Surber, who died Nov. 11, 1999...
Delores J. Hiles (11/04/04)
Delores J. Hiles, 70, of Cave City died Oct. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 31, 1934, in Grantville, Kan., she was the daughter of Everett Alvin and Pearl Oletha Hudson Alfrey. She was a homemaker and enjoyed truck driving for several years, crocheting, flowers and spending time with her family. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church loca-ted at Cedar Grove Community...
Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock (11/04/04)
Memorial services for Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock will be held Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Highland with the Rev. Joey Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland with the arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland...
Marcella Allen Wilson (11/04/04)
Marcella Allen Wilson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 24, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Brownstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Mattie Diveley. She married Glen Smith in 1943. She was retired from Skill Corporation in Walnut Ridge where she was employed for many years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jack Ray Prine (11/04/04)
Jack Ray Prine of Salem was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Bogachita, Miss. He died Oct. 27, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise White in 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired after 18 years of service...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (11/04/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, 91, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. A memorial service will be Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Durham and the Rev. Joan Ewaldsen officiating...
Robert Joy Stanley (11/04/04)
Robert Joy Stanley, 68, of Mammoth Spring died Oct. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 31, 1936, in Texas, she was the daughter of Robert and Sibyl Wyatt-Webb. Survivors include two daughters -- Twilla Benge of El Paso, Texas, and Teresa Ward of Mammoth Spring; a son, Michael Stanley of Kennett, Mo.; a brother, Terry Webb of Ironton, Mo.; a sister, Wilma Noey of Caldwell, Texas; six grandchildren -- Scott, Becky, Heather, Adam, Freddie and Chad; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces whom she raised -- Tammy Sexton of West Plains, Mo., and Sharon Brombracker of California.. ...
Jewell Marie Bettis (11/04/04)
Jewell Marie Bettis, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 24, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 25, 1904, in Williford, she was the daughter of Robert and Jo Campbell Cruse. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...