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Obituaries from March 2005

Evelyn Jane Humpfer (03/31/05)
Evelyn Jane Humpfer, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James Mark Cassady and Flora Keller Cassady, died March 23, 2005, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She married Eugene Hart Humpfer May 23, 1945, in Lansing, Ill., and to this union was born a son and four daughters. She was a devoted housewife and mother...
David Walter Springer (03/31/05)
David Walter Springer, 84, of Hardy, Ark., died March 19, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Jan. 23, 1921, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Edward Payson Springer and Regina Agnes Summers Springer. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a sergeant in the army during World War II. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Nolen Ralph Runnels (03/31/05)
Nolen Ralph Runnels, 80, of Salem, son of the late Charles Lawrence and Stella Ethel Milton Runnels, was born Nov. 23, 1924, at Pollard, Ark. He died March 12, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He married Norma Irene Burcher June 28, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark. ...
Evelyn Jane Humpfer (03/31/05)
Evelyn Jane Humpfer, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James Mark Cassady and Flora Keller Cassady, died March 23, 2005, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She married Eugene Hart Humpfer May 23, 1945, in Lansing, Ill., and to this union was born a son and four daughters. She was a devoted housewife and mother...
Almeda Kaupp (Correction) (03/07/05)
~Died 3-21-2005 The obituary for Almeda Deorah Jones Kaupp that ran in last week's issue of the The News and The South Missouriian News listed the incorrect name of her daughter. Her daughter's name is Helen Jones Helman.
Virginia Arana Davis (03/31/05)
Virginia Arana Davis, 85, of West Plains, Mo., died March 23, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was born the daughter of the late Griff L. Harrison and Rosie Mae Palmer Harrison on Sept. 9, 1919, in Thomasville, Mo. She was married Sept. 23, 1937, to George W. Crawford, and to this union three children were born...
Loni Reimschisel (03/24/05)
Loni Reimschisel 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 17, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Heilbroune, Germany. She married Johnny Edward Reimschisel Nov. 24, 1956, in Heilbroune, Germany. During her working years she worked in restaurants in Ossian, Ind., and in photo developing in Baerfield, Ind. ...
Estle J. Crabtree (03/24/05)
Estle J. Crabtree, 84, of Batesville, died March 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 19, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of Lee and Emma Bell Crabtree. He was a retired farmer, a sawmill operator, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, a past member of the American Legion and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (03/24/05)
Eleanor Patsy Yager, 72, of Cave City, Ark., died March 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1932, at Goshen County, Wyo., she was the daughter of Clifford and Theresa Ewing Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons -- Richard Leroy Cross of Cave City, Robert Yager of Ash Flat, Ben Yager of San Diego, Calif.; and six daughters -- Raechel Mctigue of Cave City, Rebecca Hope Tabler of Wasilla, Alaska, Donna Kuhns of Sidney, Neb., Charlene Hudspeth of Tacoma, Wash., Patsy Yager of Evening Shade, and Kimberly Walley of Cave City.. ...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (03/24/05)
Harvey Lee Gleghorn, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Arch and Della Johnson Gleghorn, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Day, Ark. He died March 19, 2005, at McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Sibyl Harber on Feb. 14, 1948, in Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
Virginia Trinkler (03/31/05)
Virginia Trinkler, 78, of Springfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas and Norma Brown Donley, was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She died March 17, 2005, in Springfield, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Joseph Trinkler, in 1955, in California, and to this union four children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a homemaker. Virginia was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springfield, Ohio...
Wilborn "Ray" Williams (03/31/05)
Wilborn "Ray" Williams, 70, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 22, 2005, in Evening Shade, Ark. Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Massville, Ark., he was the son of Sheridan Williams and Hattie Britt Williams. He was married to Mary Lou Tadlock Jan. 23, 1954, in Myron, Ark. He moved with his family to St. Louis and lived there for approximately 30 years before returning to Arkansas in 1987. He worked for the UAW Ford plant in Hazelwood, Mo., while living in St. Louis...
Noel Ual Cantrell (03/31/05)
Noel Ual Cantrell, 94, of Alton, Mo. was born March 23, 1910, near Myrtle, Mo., and died March 22, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. On June 24, 1928, he married Lillie Pearl Mitchell. To this union two children were born -- Eureta Chester Minge and Norma Hufstedler...
Dorothy Rhea Carter (03/31/05)
Dorothy Rhea Carter, 79, daughter of the late John Champion and Fannie May McVey Moss, was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 25, 2005, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Austin Lee Carter May 21, 1945, at Salem, Ark. and to this union two sons were born...
Stanley Selick Town (03/31/05)
Stanley Selick Town, 82, of Salem, son of the late James and Matilda Wilde Town, was born July 19, 1922 in Muskegon, Mich. He died March 19, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He married Violet Jane Welch on Aug. 26, 1944, at Philadelphia, Pa., and to this union two children were born...
Ruth Myrtle Ammons (03/31/05)
Ruth Myrtle Ammons, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 12, 2005 at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born in Marshall, Ark., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Helen Ammons Mullins of Cherokee Village; three sisters, Helen Dalgliesh Hazel Meyer and Beanice Dunn all of California; She was preceded in death by her parents, Garfield Lay and Nettie Kimbrell Lay, and a brother, Charles Lay. No arrangements are scheduled at this time...
Aleatha June Story (03/31/05)
Aleatha June Jones Story, 80, of Cave City died March 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 2, 1924, near Cushman, Ark. she was the daughter of Raymond Leon Barney and Edith Faye Mallett Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at Sandtown...
Almeda Kaupp (03/31/05)
Almeda Deborah Kaupp, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born in Manvel, Texas, and died March 21, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was employed as an LPN laboratory tech. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Kaupp Helman of Cherokee Village; and a son, J. Barnett Jones of Southlake Texas...
Glenda Cantrell (03/24/05)
Glenda Kathleen Cantrell, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born March 5, 1916, in Marquand, Mo., and died March 10, 2005, at the West Vue nursing facility in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel Cantrell on May 20, 1966, in Fredricktown, Mo. She spent most of her lifetime in Madison County, Mo., where she taught elementary school, retiring in 1966...
Mary Lou Williams (03/31/05)
Mary Lou Williams, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 22, 2005, in Evening Shade, Ark. Born July 23, 1935, in Myron, Ark., she was the daughter of Thomas Owen Tadlock and Mahala Hamilton Tadlock. She married Wilborn Ray Williams Jan. 23, 1954, in Myron. She moved with her family to St. Louis and lived there for approximately 30 years before returning to Arkansas in 1987...
Cassandra Jewell (03/31/05)
Cassandra Marie Jewell, 15, daughter of Albert Andrew and Christina Jewell was born Dec. 16, 1989, in West Plains, Mo., and died March 18, 2005, near Thayer, Mo. She was a student in Thayer High School and will be missed by her family and friends. She was of the Protestant faith...
Eddie Farris (03/31/05)
Eddie Farris, 75, of Evening Shade, died March 22, 2005, at his home. He was born April 20, 1929, in Myron, Ark., to John and Estel Tadlock Farris. He was a retired postmaster at Evening Shade having served 21 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict, was a retired volunteer fireman and first responder at Evening Shade, and was a member of First Baptist Church at Evening Shade where he served as deacon and song leader...
C. D. Martin (03/10/05)
C.D. Martin, 72, son of the late Charlie and Kitty Wright Martin, was born May 26, 1932, in Portia, Ark. He died March 1, 2005, at his home in Gepp, Ark. He married Pauline Elizabeth Guynes Aug. 2, 1950, at Hoxie, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Raleigh H. Emery II (03/10/05)
Raleigh H. Emery II, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Harrison, Ark., he was the son of Raleigh Herbert Emery Sr. and Virginia Estes Emery. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp and Air Force veteran having served in the Pacific during World War II. ...
Lillian Irene McWilliams (03/10/05)
Lillian Irene McWilliams, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Leroy, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Della Brittin Bremer. She worked many years as a clerk for the United States Post Office before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village, in 1971, with her husband, Bryce McWilliams...
Peggy Jane Carman (03/10/05)
Peggy Jane Carman, 88, daughter of Bertrum Llewellyn and Lydia Carnelia Rowley Perry, was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa. She died Feb. 22, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She married Eldon Burr Carman June 19, 1935, in Cresco, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Bap-tist Church of Evening Shade...
Clara Ophelia Wood (03/10/05)
Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., passed away Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains. She was born the daughter of the late E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray on Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death...
Jean Brink (03/10/05)
Jean Brink, 58, was born July 26, 1946, at Ft. Meade, Md., and died Feb. 28, 2005. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Jean graduated from Salem High School in 1964, and worked in the medical field as an LPN and registered nurse. Survivors include her parents, John and Virginia Brink; a brother, James Brink; her twin sister, Joan Martin; a sister, Mary Beth Thomas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews...
Hilda Auda Strain (03/10/05)
Hilda Auda Strain, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 2005, in Thayer. Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer the daughter of Frank Leone Wales and Allie L. Janes Wales. She was married Nov. 10, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., to Milburn C. Strain, who preceded her in death June 29, 1978. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzl of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grand-children -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris, of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, Ark., he was the son of Allen and Bertha-Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters, Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Francis "Frank" W. Park (03/10/05)
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park. He served his country during World War II in Gen. George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge...
John Billy Caruthers (03/10/05)
John Billy Caruthers, 82, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Stephen Thomas and Francis M. Cargill Caruthers, was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Union, Ark. He died March 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Melba Dockins Caruthers who preceded him in death. On Nov. 4, 1993, he married Glenna Aline Holder McCullough...
David Lee Cochran (03/10/05)
David Lee Cochran, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2005, at his residence. Born May 1, 1932, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Dale and Ora B. Armstrong Cochran. He married Mary Lou Jones Feb. 4, 1966, in Williford. He worked many years in the construction business...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Richard Orville Agers (03/10/05)
Richard Orville Agers, Sr., 65, of Alton, Mo., was born May 11, 1939, in Madison County, Ill., and died March 1, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Linda Agers of Alton, seven children -- Richard Agers Jr., Elizabeth Reeves and Jack Agers all of Alton, Markie Agers Sr., and Joseph Agers, both of Granite City, Ill., Belinda Bromley of Blooming-ton, Ill., and Ashley Agers of Antioch, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.. ...
William Aubry (03/10/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of John W. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
Judith Theresa Byrd (03/10/05)
Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland. She was united in marriage to Eric Goff. She was united in marriage in Jonesboro, Ark., on July 9, 1983, to Sherman Eugene Byrd, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003...
Imogene Gentry Fowler (03/10/05)
Imogene Gentry Fowler, 87, a lifetime resident of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of William Harve and Louvena Roberts Estes. She was a homemaker, a technician for Baxter Laboratories of Ash Flat for 15 years and a longtime member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Ruth Elsie Reef (03/10/05)
Ruth Elsie Reef, 87 of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 32005, in West Plains, Mo. Born Oct. 26, 1917, in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of Homer James Campell and Nina Irene Jones Campbell. She was united in marriage March 16, 1938, in Thayer to Lilburn Reef who preceded her in death in 1979...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/10/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt. He worked as an accountant for Riceland Foods. He was a member of the Moose, and American Legion...
"Theo" Williams (03/10/05)
Charles Theodore "Theo" Williams, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Riverton, Mo., and died March 1, 2005, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Riverton Baptist Church and was a deacon for many years. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served with the United States Army...
Fred L. Williams (03/10/05)
Fred L. Williams, 96, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilita- tion Center in Ash Flat. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Vanndale, Ark., he was the son of Willie Richard Williams and Allie Cynthia Lattie Williams. He worked many years as a broiler operator for the University of Technology...
J.K. Crow (03/10/05)
J.K. Crow, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at Cave City, Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born Sept. 10, 1915, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Oliver Verdo and Sarah Junie James Crow. He was a minister, attended Missionary Baptist Institute in Little Rock, Ark., Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, Calif. ...
Juacellia Kakouris (03/10/05)
Juacellia Kakouris, 71, of Jonesboro, formerly of S. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 11, 1933, at Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of Bill and June Graddy Thomas. She was a banquet waitress for Clayton Inn of Clayton, Mo. for many years...
Robbie Mae Johnson (03/10/05)
Robbie Mae Johnson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 16, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of John Clark and Laura Nisa Thornton Reed. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith...
John Dorner (03/17/05)
John Dorner, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 10, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., after a short illness. Born on June 20, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Joseph Dorner and Elizabeth Heiberger Dorner. He married Kathryn Brandt on Sept. ...
Opal Smythe (03/17/05)
Opal Smythe, 94, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Sept. 8, 1910, near Sidney, Ark., to James and Ada McKee Huddleston. She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church, a homemaker, a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, a life member of the Telephone Pioneer's of America and a member of the Sidney Extension Homemaker Club...
"Barney" Lindberg (03/17/05)
Bernard "Barney" Lindberg, 80, of Thayer, Mo., son of the late Bernard "Buzz" and Martha Durband Lindberg, was born July 13, 1924, at Evanston, Ill., and died March 7, 2005. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, member of the Thayer Elks where he served as chaplin. He was a sponsor and coach of Garden Grove Little League and a Boy Scout leader in Garden Grove, Calif...
Inga Marie Larson (03/17/05)
Inga Marie Larson, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 9, 2005, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 13 1917, in Plymouth, Iowa, she was the daughter of Christian Sieverts and Johanna Anthonesen Sieverts. She worked as a sales clerk for Sears for many years...
Walter Willie Knotts (03/17/05)
Walter Willie Knotts, 66, of Hardy, Ark., died March 4, 2005, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Grafton, W. Va., the son of Opal McDaniel Knotts and Leonard Knotts. He was employed at Caterpillar Inc., working as an inspector. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church of Hardy; and was a former Volunteer Fireman for the Wirth Fire Department...
James Verlin Jones (03/17/05)
James Verlin Jones, 96, was born Aug. 25, 1908, to Ernest and Evoria Sears Jones in Wild Cherry, Ark. He died March 8, 2005, in Crosby, Mo. He was residing in Crosby where he had been cared for by his daughter, Doris, for the past six years. He married Eva Verna Dillinger Nov. ...
Catherine Russell (03/17/05)
Catherine Clarke Russell, 81, died March 10, 2005, at Hardy. Born June 8, 1923, at Hardy, Ark., she was the daughter of Edmund Stillman and Mary Rosalie Rudisaile Clarke. She was a member of the Saddle Baptist Church, the Fulton County Extension Homemakers, and the Nine Mike Ridge Auxiliary...
Birdie Guinnip (03/17/05)
Birdie Emmerich Guinnip, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 6, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 27, 1915, at Williford, Ark., she was the daughter of Peter J. and Sarah Ellen Combs Emmerich. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Evening Shade...
James "J.D" Dawson Jr. (03/17/05)
James D. "J.D." Dawson Jr., 86, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born April 19, 1918, in Hardy, Ark., he was the son of James Dawson Sr. and Cora Hastings Dawson. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. ...
Frank Rose (03/17/05)
Frank Rose, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 7, 1923, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of James Parkey and Sarah James Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member and deacon of the Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Strawberry...
Alta Maxine Meador (03/17/05)
Alta Maxine Meador, 72, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born in Huntsville, Ark.. She was of the Baptist belief, a retired CNA, having worked as a home health nurse in Cherokee Village and was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters...
Geneva E. Berry (03/17/05)
Geneva E. Berry, 79, of Harrisburg, Ark., died March 9, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Lorado, Ark., she was the daughter of Emery and Lucy Dennis. She was formerly of Lorado, Ark. and retired from Frolic Footwear. She was a member of Lorado Baptist Church...
William Aubry (03/17/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of William J. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
Marilyn Elaine Sawyer (03/17/05)
Marilyn Elaine Sawyer, 66, of Alton, was born April 19, 1938, in Island Falls, Maine, and died March 7, 2005, at the National Healthcare Center, West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two daughters -- Elaine Gregg and husband, Thomas of Torrance, Calif., and Pamela L. ...
David Cleo Worel (03/17/05)
David Cleo Worel, 70, of Springfield, Mo., died March 6, 2005, in Mount Vernon Place Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Born June 2, 1934, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., he was the son of Robert A. and Elsie P. Shepard Worel. He was united in marriage on April 25, 1964, in Chicago to Jane A. Connell. He was employed with Bodine Electric in Chicago for 34 years. After retiring in 1997, he and his wife moved to Springfield. He was employed with Kraft Foods...
Wallace J. Stanley (03/17/05)
Wallace J. Stanley, 85, of Gilmer, Texas, died Feb. 21, 2005. He was the father of the Rev. Jack Stanley of Highland, and grandfather of the Rev. Mike Stanley, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church of Highland. Born in Pritchett, Texas, Dec. 8, 1919, he was the son of Jack and Willie Stanley...
Lynwood Griswold (03/17/05)
Lynwood Griswold, 70 son of Ruth Elenore Morris Griswold and the late Charles C. Griswold, was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Flint, Mich. He died March 11, 2005, at his home in Ash Flat. He married Cathy Jean Carsten Jan. 3, 1959, at Flint, Mich. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and an automotive inspector...
Harriet Edith Denoyer (03/17/05)
Harriet Edith Hackley Denoyer, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Kankakee, Ill., the daughter of James and Dora Ebeling Hackley and died March 6, 2005, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She married Clarence B. Denoyer in Kankakee June 6, 1946...
Charles Piper (03/17/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 6, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born Aug. 15, 1932, he was the son of Charles W. Piper and Bertha Frost Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper and was employed by the U.S. Air Force working as an engineer...
Helen Prejean (03/31/05)
Helen McKenzie Prejean, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born April 27, 1915, in Surgeon, Mo., the daughter of John McKenzie and Flora Welch McKenzie and died March 24, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was married to Willie Starbuck from 1934 until 1944. ...
Gracie Fern Adams (03/24/05)
Gracie Fern Adams, 64, died March 11, 2005, in Thayer, Mo. Born April 14, 1940, in Koshkonong, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Fred Howell and Ada Standley Howell. She was united in marriage July 14, 1961, in Koshkonong, Mo., to Elmer Adams. She was employed by the Thayer School District as a cook for both high school and elementary, working for 13 year, retiring in 2004...
Joseph Davidson (03/24/05)
Joseph Pinkney Davidson, 84, son of the late Joseph Pinkney Davidson and Mabel Stroud Davidson, was born May 9, 1920, in Sage, Ark. He died March 13, 2005, in Calico Rock. He married Lois Howard in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1944, and to this union four children were born. After her death in 1968, he married Frances Mickley on April 11, 1969, in Melbourne, Ark...
Carl Ray Werkmeister (03/24/05)
Carl Ray Dean Werkmeister, 7 month old infant of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 15, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. Survivors include his mother, Angel Rose Werkmeister of the home; his stepfather, David Lambky of Ash Flat; grandparents -- Fred and Kathleen Werkmeister of Ash Flat; Kenny and Carol Lambky of Tyler, Texas; great-grandparents -- Mary and Nicki Alcorn of Oneonta, N.Y. ...
Albert "A.C." Green Jr. (03/24/05)
Albert C. "A.C." Green Jr., 83, of Thayer, Mo., died March 13, 2005, in Thayer. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in Thayer, he was the son of the late Albert C. Green Sr. and Ola Jane Ryan Green. He was united in marriage July 19, 1946, in Reno, Nev., to Davene Hayes...
Daniel Lee Norris (03/24/05)
Daniel Lee Norris, 68, of Cave City, died March 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 15, 1936, at Bexar, Ark., he was the son of William Franklin and Sarah Ellen Canada Norris. He was a sheet metal worker and of the Baptist faith...
Ruth Myrtle Ammons (03/24/05)
Ruth Myrtle Ammons, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 12, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ash Flat. She was born in Marshall, Ark., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Helen Ammons Mullins of Cherokee Village; and three sisters -- Helen Dalgliesh, Hazel Meyer and Bernice Dunn all of California...
Anne Richardson (03/03/05)
Memorial services for Anne Cartwright Richardson, 78, of Koshkonong, Mo., were Feb. 26 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Baxter Crematory with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Glenna Hope Morton Garner (03/03/05)
Glenna Hope Morton Garner, 94, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after being ill for several months. She was born Sept. 3, 1910, to John and Hattie Booth Morton on her family's farm 3 miles east of Williford in the Martin Creek community. Her early education was in a one-room school (Oak Grove) located 2-1/2 miles from her home...
Charles F. Nieman (03/03/05)
Charles F. Nieman 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock. Born March 18, 1922, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of Robert Benjamin and Fannie Lee Cummings Nieman. He was a contractor, a U.S. Army Veteran and was of the Methodist faith...
Maurice C. Willis (03/03/05)
Maurice C. Willis, 82, of Ravenden, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas, Ark. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy, Ark., who are in charge of the arrangements...
Gertrude May Jones (03/03/05)
Gertrude May Jones, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 20, 2005, at her residence. Born March 11, 1929, in Skowhegan, Maine, she was the daughter of William and Mary Lord MacFadzen. She worked many years in the nursing profession for different home health agencies. She moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Connecticut...
Dene West (03/03/05)
Dene West, 90, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Actna, Ark., in Sharp County, to William Howard and Mahalia Josephine Howard West. He was a retired farmer and elder of the Milligan Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/03/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. He was born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill. He was employed as an accountant during his working years. No service is planned at this time. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy. His body was donated to the Medical Education and Research Institute...
Preston Croom (03/03/05)
Preston Croom, 74, of Cave City, died Feb. 22, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1930, at Strawberry, Ark., he was the son of Luther Horace and Dona Rebecca Hybarger Croom. He was a carpenter and owner of Hilltop Grocery for many years. He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Barbara Jean Hand (03/03/05)
Barbara Jean Hand, 75, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late William Cecil Bell and Gladys Williams Bell was born March 25, 1929, in Morriston, Ark. She died Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She married Vince Hand Dec. 31, 1947, at Morriston, Ark. She was a 1946 graduate of Violet Hill High School...
Leone Vera Kobs (03/03/05)
Leone Vera Kobs, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Jan. 24, 1926, at Bear Creek, Wis., she was the daughter of Emil Gensler and Elsie Schoenheide Gensler. She was married to Paul Kobs and was a member of the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church...
Olivia Nadine Smith (03/03/05)
Olivia Nadine Earls Smith, 68, of Mountain Grove, Mo., was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Thomasville, Mo., and died Feb. 19, 2005, at Mountain View Healthcare Center. Survivors include her husband, Lynn D. "Don" Smith of Mountain Grove; two children -- Nolan Ray Earls and wife, Lorene, and Rita Fay Reese and husband, Nolen, of Thomas-ville; her mother, Ruby Valiquette of West Plains, Mo.; six grandchildren -- Melissa Cox, Walter Earls, Scott Fettig, Brad Fettig, Rose Fettig, and Brandon Dozier; five great-grandchildren -- Harley Rae Salesman, Montana Jesse Ray Earls, Shaylnn Marie Earls, Tapanga Fettig and Dylan Fettig; and four step-children -- Roger Smith, Kathy Schiller, Karen Byrd and Lynn Miller.. ...
Erma Coggin Lynch (03/03/05)
Erma Erlene Coggin Lynch was born May 13, 1917, in Glencoe, Ark., and died Feb. 18, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Erma was baptized into the Church of Christ 74 years ago, somewhere near Ellemburg Branch at Glencoe. She married Orby Lynch Dec. 4, 1937. She spent most of her working life at the Tri-County Shirt Factory and the Fulton County Hospital...
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr. (03/03/05)
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr., 81, of Calamine, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Calamine, Ark., he was the son of Bromley and Mary Lee Young Sullivan. He was a farmer, mail carrier and bus driver. He was of the Methodist faith...
Terry Jean Tucsnak (03/03/05)
Terry Jean Tucsnak, 46, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2005, at NEA Medical Center. She was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., and and lived in Jonesboro since 1982. She moved there from Williford, Ark. She was a member of the Lorado Baptist Church. Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Tucsnak of the home; her father, Joseph Tucsnak of Williford; a brother and sister-in-law -- Joey and Judy Tucsnak of Parsons, Tenn.; six sisters and brothers-in-law -- Judy and Gary Holder of Bono, Ark., Margaret and Junior Veteto of Jonesboro, Susan Gann of Batesville, Kathryn Luster of Brookland, Phyllis and Marvin Gilbert of Henderson, and Maureen Roger of Bloomington, N.J.; eight nephews; six nieces; three great-nephews and three great-nieces.. ...
Virginia Arana Davis (03/31/05)
Virginia Arana Davis, 85, of West Plains, Mo., died March 23, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was born the daughter of the late Griff L. Harrison and Rosie Mae Palmer Harrison on Sept. 9, 1919, in Thomasville, Mo. She was married Sept. 23, 1937, to George W. Crawford, and to this union three children were born...
Eddie Farris (03/31/05)
Eddie Farris, 75, of Evening Shade, died March 22, 2005, at his home. He was born April 20, 1929, in Myron, Ark., to John and Estel Tadlock Farris. He was a retired postmaster at Evening Shade having served 21 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict, was a retired volunteer fireman and first responder at Evening Shade, and was a member of First Baptist Church at Evening Shade where he served as deacon and song leader...
Noel Ual Cantrell (03/31/05)
Noel Ual Cantrell, 94, of Alton, Mo. was born March 23, 1910, near Myrtle, Mo., and died March 22, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. On June 24, 1928, he married Lillie Pearl Mitchell. To this union two children were born -- Eureta Chester Minge and Norma Hufstedler...
Dorothy Rhea Carter (03/31/05)
Dorothy Rhea Carter, 79, daughter of the late John Champion and Fannie May McVey Moss, was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 25, 2005, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Austin Lee Carter May 21, 1945, at Salem, Ark. and to this union two sons were born...
Stanley Selick Town (03/31/05)
Stanley Selick Town, 82, of Salem, son of the late James and Matilda Wilde Town, was born July 19, 1922 in Muskegon, Mich. He died March 19, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He married Violet Jane Welch on Aug. 26, 1944, at Philadelphia, Pa., and to this union two children were born...
Ruth Myrtle Ammons (03/31/05)
Ruth Myrtle Ammons, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 12, 2005 at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born in Marshall, Ark., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Helen Ammons Mullins of Cherokee Village; three sisters, Helen Dalgliesh Hazel Meyer and Beanice Dunn all of California; She was preceded in death by her parents, Garfield Lay and Nettie Kimbrell Lay, and a brother, Charles Lay. No arrangements are scheduled at this time...
Aleatha June Story (03/31/05)
Aleatha June Jones Story, 80, of Cave City died March 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 2, 1924, near Cushman, Ark. she was the daughter of Raymond Leon Barney and Edith Faye Mallett Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at Sandtown...
Loni Reimschisel (03/24/05)
Loni Reimschisel 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 17, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Heilbroune, Germany. She married Johnny Edward Reimschisel Nov. 24, 1956, in Heilbroune, Germany. During her working years she worked in restaurants in Ossian, Ind., and in photo developing in Baerfield, Ind. ...
Almeda Kaupp (03/31/05)
Almeda Deborah Kaupp, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born in Manvel, Texas, and died March 21, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was employed as an LPN laboratory tech. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Kaupp Helman of Cherokee Village; and a son, J. Barnett Jones of Southlake Texas...
Mary Lou Williams (03/31/05)
Mary Lou Williams, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 22, 2005, in Evening Shade, Ark. Born July 23, 1935, in Myron, Ark., she was the daughter of Thomas Owen Tadlock and Mahala Hamilton Tadlock. She married Wilborn Ray Williams Jan. 23, 1954, in Myron. She moved with her family to St. Louis and lived there for approximately 30 years before returning to Arkansas in 1987...
Glenda Cantrell (03/24/05)
Glenda Kathleen Cantrell, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born March 5, 1916, in Marquand, Mo., and died March 10, 2005, at the West Vue nursing facility in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel Cantrell on May 20, 1966, in Fredricktown, Mo. She spent most of her lifetime in Madison County, Mo., where she taught elementary school, retiring in 1966...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (03/24/05)
Harvey Lee Gleghorn, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Arch and Della Johnson Gleghorn, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Day, Ark. He died March 19, 2005, at McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Sibyl Harber on Feb. 14, 1948, in Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
Evelyn Jane Humpfer (03/31/05)
Evelyn Jane Humpfer, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James Mark Cassady and Flora Keller Cassady, died March 23, 2005, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She married Eugene Hart Humpfer May 23, 1945, in Lansing, Ill., and to this union was born a son and four daughters. She was a devoted housewife and mother...
Evelyn Jane Humpfer (03/31/05)
Evelyn Jane Humpfer, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James Mark Cassady and Flora Keller Cassady, died March 23, 2005, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She married Eugene Hart Humpfer May 23, 1945, in Lansing, Ill., and to this union was born a son and four daughters. She was a devoted housewife and mother...
David Walter Springer (03/31/05)
David Walter Springer, 84, of Hardy, Ark., died March 19, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Jan. 23, 1921, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Edward Payson Springer and Regina Agnes Summers Springer. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a sergeant in the army during World War II. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Virginia Trinkler (03/31/05)
Virginia Trinkler, 78, of Springfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas and Norma Brown Donley, was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She died March 17, 2005, in Springfield, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Joseph Trinkler, in 1955, in California, and to this union four children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a homemaker. Virginia was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springfield, Ohio...
Wilborn "Ray" Williams (03/31/05)
Wilborn "Ray" Williams, 70, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 22, 2005, in Evening Shade, Ark. Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Massville, Ark., he was the son of Sheridan Williams and Hattie Britt Williams. He was married to Mary Lou Tadlock Jan. 23, 1954, in Myron, Ark. He moved with his family to St. Louis and lived there for approximately 30 years before returning to Arkansas in 1987. He worked for the UAW Ford plant in Hazelwood, Mo., while living in St. Louis...
Cassandra Jewell (03/31/05)
Cassandra Marie Jewell, 15, daughter of Albert Andrew and Christina Jewell was born Dec. 16, 1989, in West Plains, Mo., and died March 18, 2005, near Thayer, Mo. She was a student in Thayer High School and will be missed by her family and friends. She was of the Protestant faith...
Almeda Kaupp (Correction) (03/07/05)
~Died 3-21-2005 The obituary for Almeda Deorah Jones Kaupp that ran in last week's issue of the The News and The South Missouriian News listed the incorrect name of her daughter. Her daughter's name is Helen Jones Helman.
Estle J. Crabtree (03/24/05)
Estle J. Crabtree, 84, of Batesville, died March 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 19, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of Lee and Emma Bell Crabtree. He was a retired farmer, a sawmill operator, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, a past member of the American Legion and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (03/24/05)
Eleanor Patsy Yager, 72, of Cave City, Ark., died March 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1932, at Goshen County, Wyo., she was the daughter of Clifford and Theresa Ewing Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons -- Richard Leroy Cross of Cave City, Robert Yager of Ash Flat, Ben Yager of San Diego, Calif.; and six daughters -- Raechel Mctigue of Cave City, Rebecca Hope Tabler of Wasilla, Alaska, Donna Kuhns of Sidney, Neb., Charlene Hudspeth of Tacoma, Wash., Patsy Yager of Evening Shade, and Kimberly Walley of Cave City.. ...
Nolen Ralph Runnels (03/31/05)
Nolen Ralph Runnels, 80, of Salem, son of the late Charles Lawrence and Stella Ethel Milton Runnels, was born Nov. 23, 1924, at Pollard, Ark. He died March 12, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He married Norma Irene Burcher June 28, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark. ...
Peggy Jane Carman (03/10/05)
Peggy Jane Carman, 88, daughter of Bertrum Llewellyn and Lydia Carnelia Rowley Perry, was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa. She died Feb. 22, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She married Eldon Burr Carman June 19, 1935, in Cresco, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Bap-tist Church of Evening Shade...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Hilda Auda Strain (03/10/05)
Hilda Auda Strain, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 2005, in Thayer. Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer the daughter of Frank Leone Wales and Allie L. Janes Wales. She was married Nov. 10, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., to Milburn C. Strain, who preceded her in death June 29, 1978. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer...
Clara Ophelia Wood (03/10/05)
Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., passed away Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains. She was born the daughter of the late E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray on Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death...
Raleigh H. Emery II (03/10/05)
Raleigh H. Emery II, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Harrison, Ark., he was the son of Raleigh Herbert Emery Sr. and Virginia Estes Emery. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp and Air Force veteran having served in the Pacific during World War II. ...
C. D. Martin (03/10/05)
C.D. Martin, 72, son of the late Charlie and Kitty Wright Martin, was born May 26, 1932, in Portia, Ark. He died March 1, 2005, at his home in Gepp, Ark. He married Pauline Elizabeth Guynes Aug. 2, 1950, at Hoxie, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Jean Brink (03/10/05)
Jean Brink, 58, was born July 26, 1946, at Ft. Meade, Md., and died Feb. 28, 2005. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Jean graduated from Salem High School in 1964, and worked in the medical field as an LPN and registered nurse. Survivors include her parents, John and Virginia Brink; a brother, James Brink; her twin sister, Joan Martin; a sister, Mary Beth Thomas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews...
Imogene Gentry Fowler (03/10/05)
Imogene Gentry Fowler, 87, a lifetime resident of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of William Harve and Louvena Roberts Estes. She was a homemaker, a technician for Baxter Laboratories of Ash Flat for 15 years and a longtime member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzl of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grand-children -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris, of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
David Lee Cochran (03/10/05)
David Lee Cochran, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2005, at his residence. Born May 1, 1932, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Dale and Ora B. Armstrong Cochran. He married Mary Lou Jones Feb. 4, 1966, in Williford. He worked many years in the construction business...
Francis "Frank" W. Park (03/10/05)
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park. He served his country during World War II in Gen. George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge...
John Billy Caruthers (03/10/05)
John Billy Caruthers, 82, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Stephen Thomas and Francis M. Cargill Caruthers, was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Union, Ark. He died March 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Melba Dockins Caruthers who preceded him in death. On Nov. 4, 1993, he married Glenna Aline Holder McCullough...
Lillian Irene McWilliams (03/10/05)
Lillian Irene McWilliams, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Leroy, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Della Brittin Bremer. She worked many years as a clerk for the United States Post Office before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village, in 1971, with her husband, Bryce McWilliams...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, Ark., he was the son of Allen and Bertha-Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters, Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Judith Theresa Byrd (03/10/05)
Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland. She was united in marriage to Eric Goff. She was united in marriage in Jonesboro, Ark., on July 9, 1983, to Sherman Eugene Byrd, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003...
William Aubry (03/10/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of John W. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
Richard Orville Agers (03/10/05)
Richard Orville Agers, Sr., 65, of Alton, Mo., was born May 11, 1939, in Madison County, Ill., and died March 1, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Linda Agers of Alton, seven children -- Richard Agers Jr., Elizabeth Reeves and Jack Agers all of Alton, Markie Agers Sr., and Joseph Agers, both of Granite City, Ill., Belinda Bromley of Blooming-ton, Ill., and Ashley Agers of Antioch, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.. ...
"Theo" Williams (03/10/05)
Charles Theodore "Theo" Williams, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Riverton, Mo., and died March 1, 2005, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Riverton Baptist Church and was a deacon for many years. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served with the United States Army...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/10/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt. He worked as an accountant for Riceland Foods. He was a member of the Moose, and American Legion...
Ruth Elsie Reef (03/10/05)
Ruth Elsie Reef, 87 of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 32005, in West Plains, Mo. Born Oct. 26, 1917, in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of Homer James Campell and Nina Irene Jones Campbell. She was united in marriage March 16, 1938, in Thayer to Lilburn Reef who preceded her in death in 1979...
Juacellia Kakouris (03/10/05)
Juacellia Kakouris, 71, of Jonesboro, formerly of S. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 11, 1933, at Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of Bill and June Graddy Thomas. She was a banquet waitress for Clayton Inn of Clayton, Mo. for many years...
J.K. Crow (03/10/05)
J.K. Crow, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at Cave City, Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born Sept. 10, 1915, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Oliver Verdo and Sarah Junie James Crow. He was a minister, attended Missionary Baptist Institute in Little Rock, Ark., Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, Calif. ...
Robbie Mae Johnson (03/10/05)
Robbie Mae Johnson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 16, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of John Clark and Laura Nisa Thornton Reed. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith...
Fred L. Williams (03/10/05)
Fred L. Williams, 96, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilita- tion Center in Ash Flat. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Vanndale, Ark., he was the son of Willie Richard Williams and Allie Cynthia Lattie Williams. He worked many years as a broiler operator for the University of Technology...
David Cleo Worel (03/17/05)
David Cleo Worel, 70, of Springfield, Mo., died March 6, 2005, in Mount Vernon Place Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Born June 2, 1934, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., he was the son of Robert A. and Elsie P. Shepard Worel. He was united in marriage on April 25, 1964, in Chicago to Jane A. Connell. He was employed with Bodine Electric in Chicago for 34 years. After retiring in 1997, he and his wife moved to Springfield. He was employed with Kraft Foods...
Alta Maxine Meador (03/17/05)
Alta Maxine Meador, 72, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born in Huntsville, Ark.. She was of the Baptist belief, a retired CNA, having worked as a home health nurse in Cherokee Village and was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters...
Opal Smythe (03/17/05)
Opal Smythe, 94, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Sept. 8, 1910, near Sidney, Ark., to James and Ada McKee Huddleston. She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church, a homemaker, a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, a life member of the Telephone Pioneer's of America and a member of the Sidney Extension Homemaker Club...
"Barney" Lindberg (03/17/05)
Bernard "Barney" Lindberg, 80, of Thayer, Mo., son of the late Bernard "Buzz" and Martha Durband Lindberg, was born July 13, 1924, at Evanston, Ill., and died March 7, 2005. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, member of the Thayer Elks where he served as chaplin. He was a sponsor and coach of Garden Grove Little League and a Boy Scout leader in Garden Grove, Calif...
Inga Marie Larson (03/17/05)
Inga Marie Larson, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 9, 2005, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 13 1917, in Plymouth, Iowa, she was the daughter of Christian Sieverts and Johanna Anthonesen Sieverts. She worked as a sales clerk for Sears for many years...
Frank Rose (03/17/05)
Frank Rose, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 7, 1923, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of James Parkey and Sarah James Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member and deacon of the Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Strawberry...
Geneva E. Berry (03/17/05)
Geneva E. Berry, 79, of Harrisburg, Ark., died March 9, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Lorado, Ark., she was the daughter of Emery and Lucy Dennis. She was formerly of Lorado, Ark. and retired from Frolic Footwear. She was a member of Lorado Baptist Church...
James Verlin Jones (03/17/05)
James Verlin Jones, 96, was born Aug. 25, 1908, to Ernest and Evoria Sears Jones in Wild Cherry, Ark. He died March 8, 2005, in Crosby, Mo. He was residing in Crosby where he had been cared for by his daughter, Doris, for the past six years. He married Eva Verna Dillinger Nov. ...
Catherine Russell (03/17/05)
Catherine Clarke Russell, 81, died March 10, 2005, at Hardy. Born June 8, 1923, at Hardy, Ark., she was the daughter of Edmund Stillman and Mary Rosalie Rudisaile Clarke. She was a member of the Saddle Baptist Church, the Fulton County Extension Homemakers, and the Nine Mike Ridge Auxiliary...
Walter Willie Knotts (03/17/05)
Walter Willie Knotts, 66, of Hardy, Ark., died March 4, 2005, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Grafton, W. Va., the son of Opal McDaniel Knotts and Leonard Knotts. He was employed at Caterpillar Inc., working as an inspector. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church of Hardy; and was a former Volunteer Fireman for the Wirth Fire Department...
Wallace J. Stanley (03/17/05)
Wallace J. Stanley, 85, of Gilmer, Texas, died Feb. 21, 2005. He was the father of the Rev. Jack Stanley of Highland, and grandfather of the Rev. Mike Stanley, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church of Highland. Born in Pritchett, Texas, Dec. 8, 1919, he was the son of Jack and Willie Stanley...
Birdie Guinnip (03/17/05)
Birdie Emmerich Guinnip, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 6, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 27, 1915, at Williford, Ark., she was the daughter of Peter J. and Sarah Ellen Combs Emmerich. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Evening Shade...
William Aubry (03/17/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of William J. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
John Dorner (03/17/05)
John Dorner, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 10, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., after a short illness. Born on June 20, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Joseph Dorner and Elizabeth Heiberger Dorner. He married Kathryn Brandt on Sept. ...
James "J.D" Dawson Jr. (03/17/05)
James D. "J.D." Dawson Jr., 86, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born April 19, 1918, in Hardy, Ark., he was the son of James Dawson Sr. and Cora Hastings Dawson. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. ...
Harriet Edith Denoyer (03/17/05)
Harriet Edith Hackley Denoyer, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Kankakee, Ill., the daughter of James and Dora Ebeling Hackley and died March 6, 2005, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She married Clarence B. Denoyer in Kankakee June 6, 1946...
Lynwood Griswold (03/17/05)
Lynwood Griswold, 70 son of Ruth Elenore Morris Griswold and the late Charles C. Griswold, was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Flint, Mich. He died March 11, 2005, at his home in Ash Flat. He married Cathy Jean Carsten Jan. 3, 1959, at Flint, Mich. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and an automotive inspector...
Marilyn Elaine Sawyer (03/17/05)
Marilyn Elaine Sawyer, 66, of Alton, was born April 19, 1938, in Island Falls, Maine, and died March 7, 2005, at the National Healthcare Center, West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two daughters -- Elaine Gregg and husband, Thomas of Torrance, Calif., and Pamela L. ...
Charles Piper (03/17/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 6, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born Aug. 15, 1932, he was the son of Charles W. Piper and Bertha Frost Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper and was employed by the U.S. Air Force working as an engineer...
Ruth Myrtle Ammons (03/24/05)
Ruth Myrtle Ammons, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 12, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ash Flat. She was born in Marshall, Ark., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Helen Ammons Mullins of Cherokee Village; and three sisters -- Helen Dalgliesh, Hazel Meyer and Bernice Dunn all of California...
Joseph Davidson (03/24/05)
Joseph Pinkney Davidson, 84, son of the late Joseph Pinkney Davidson and Mabel Stroud Davidson, was born May 9, 1920, in Sage, Ark. He died March 13, 2005, in Calico Rock. He married Lois Howard in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1944, and to this union four children were born. After her death in 1968, he married Frances Mickley on April 11, 1969, in Melbourne, Ark...
Gracie Fern Adams (03/24/05)
Gracie Fern Adams, 64, died March 11, 2005, in Thayer, Mo. Born April 14, 1940, in Koshkonong, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Fred Howell and Ada Standley Howell. She was united in marriage July 14, 1961, in Koshkonong, Mo., to Elmer Adams. She was employed by the Thayer School District as a cook for both high school and elementary, working for 13 year, retiring in 2004...
Daniel Lee Norris (03/24/05)
Daniel Lee Norris, 68, of Cave City, died March 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 15, 1936, at Bexar, Ark., he was the son of William Franklin and Sarah Ellen Canada Norris. He was a sheet metal worker and of the Baptist faith...
Helen Prejean (03/31/05)
Helen McKenzie Prejean, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born April 27, 1915, in Surgeon, Mo., the daughter of John McKenzie and Flora Welch McKenzie and died March 24, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was married to Willie Starbuck from 1934 until 1944. ...
Albert "A.C." Green Jr. (03/24/05)
Albert C. "A.C." Green Jr., 83, of Thayer, Mo., died March 13, 2005, in Thayer. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in Thayer, he was the son of the late Albert C. Green Sr. and Ola Jane Ryan Green. He was united in marriage July 19, 1946, in Reno, Nev., to Davene Hayes...
Carl Ray Werkmeister (03/24/05)
Carl Ray Dean Werkmeister, 7 month old infant of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 7, 2005, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 15, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. Survivors include his mother, Angel Rose Werkmeister of the home; his stepfather, David Lambky of Ash Flat; grandparents -- Fred and Kathleen Werkmeister of Ash Flat; Kenny and Carol Lambky of Tyler, Texas; great-grandparents -- Mary and Nicki Alcorn of Oneonta, N.Y. ...
Charles F. Nieman (03/03/05)
Charles F. Nieman 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock. Born March 18, 1922, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of Robert Benjamin and Fannie Lee Cummings Nieman. He was a contractor, a U.S. Army Veteran and was of the Methodist faith...
Maurice C. Willis (03/03/05)
Maurice C. Willis, 82, of Ravenden, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas, Ark. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy, Ark., who are in charge of the arrangements...
Gertrude May Jones (03/03/05)
Gertrude May Jones, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 20, 2005, at her residence. Born March 11, 1929, in Skowhegan, Maine, she was the daughter of William and Mary Lord MacFadzen. She worked many years in the nursing profession for different home health agencies. She moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Connecticut...
Dene West (03/03/05)
Dene West, 90, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Actna, Ark., in Sharp County, to William Howard and Mahalia Josephine Howard West. He was a retired farmer and elder of the Milligan Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/03/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. He was born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill. He was employed as an accountant during his working years. No service is planned at this time. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy. His body was donated to the Medical Education and Research Institute...
Leone Vera Kobs (03/03/05)
Leone Vera Kobs, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Jan. 24, 1926, at Bear Creek, Wis., she was the daughter of Emil Gensler and Elsie Schoenheide Gensler. She was married to Paul Kobs and was a member of the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church...
Erma Coggin Lynch (03/03/05)
Erma Erlene Coggin Lynch was born May 13, 1917, in Glencoe, Ark., and died Feb. 18, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Erma was baptized into the Church of Christ 74 years ago, somewhere near Ellemburg Branch at Glencoe. She married Orby Lynch Dec. 4, 1937. She spent most of her working life at the Tri-County Shirt Factory and the Fulton County Hospital...
Barbara Jean Hand (03/03/05)
Barbara Jean Hand, 75, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late William Cecil Bell and Gladys Williams Bell was born March 25, 1929, in Morriston, Ark. She died Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She married Vince Hand Dec. 31, 1947, at Morriston, Ark. She was a 1946 graduate of Violet Hill High School...
Preston Croom (03/03/05)
Preston Croom, 74, of Cave City, died Feb. 22, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1930, at Strawberry, Ark., he was the son of Luther Horace and Dona Rebecca Hybarger Croom. He was a carpenter and owner of Hilltop Grocery for many years. He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Glenna Hope Morton Garner (03/03/05)
Glenna Hope Morton Garner, 94, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after being ill for several months. She was born Sept. 3, 1910, to John and Hattie Booth Morton on her family's farm 3 miles east of Williford in the Martin Creek community. Her early education was in a one-room school (Oak Grove) located 2-1/2 miles from her home...
Olivia Nadine Smith (03/03/05)
Olivia Nadine Earls Smith, 68, of Mountain Grove, Mo., was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Thomasville, Mo., and died Feb. 19, 2005, at Mountain View Healthcare Center. Survivors include her husband, Lynn D. "Don" Smith of Mountain Grove; two children -- Nolan Ray Earls and wife, Lorene, and Rita Fay Reese and husband, Nolen, of Thomas-ville; her mother, Ruby Valiquette of West Plains, Mo.; six grandchildren -- Melissa Cox, Walter Earls, Scott Fettig, Brad Fettig, Rose Fettig, and Brandon Dozier; five great-grandchildren -- Harley Rae Salesman, Montana Jesse Ray Earls, Shaylnn Marie Earls, Tapanga Fettig and Dylan Fettig; and four step-children -- Roger Smith, Kathy Schiller, Karen Byrd and Lynn Miller.. ...
Anne Richardson (03/03/05)
Memorial services for Anne Cartwright Richardson, 78, of Koshkonong, Mo., were Feb. 26 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Baxter Crematory with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Terry Jean Tucsnak (03/03/05)
Terry Jean Tucsnak, 46, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2005, at NEA Medical Center. She was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., and and lived in Jonesboro since 1982. She moved there from Williford, Ark. She was a member of the Lorado Baptist Church. Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Tucsnak of the home; her father, Joseph Tucsnak of Williford; a brother and sister-in-law -- Joey and Judy Tucsnak of Parsons, Tenn.; six sisters and brothers-in-law -- Judy and Gary Holder of Bono, Ark., Margaret and Junior Veteto of Jonesboro, Susan Gann of Batesville, Kathryn Luster of Brookland, Phyllis and Marvin Gilbert of Henderson, and Maureen Roger of Bloomington, N.J.; eight nephews; six nieces; three great-nephews and three great-nieces.. ...
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr. (03/03/05)
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr., 81, of Calamine, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Calamine, Ark., he was the son of Bromley and Mary Lee Young Sullivan. He was a farmer, mail carrier and bus driver. He was of the Methodist faith...
Walter Willie Knotts (03/15/05)
Walter Willie Knotts, 66, of Hardy died March 4, 2005, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Granfton, W.Va., he was the son of Opal McDaniel Knotts and Leoanrd Knotts. He was employed at Caterpillar Inc., as an inspector. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church of Hardy; and was a former volunteer fireman for the Wirth Fire Department...
Wallace J. Stanley (03/15/05)
Wallace J. Stanley, 85, of Gilmer, Texas, died Feb. 21, 2005. He was the father of the the Rev. Jack Stanley of Highland, and grandfather of the Rev. Mike Stanley, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church of Highland. Born in Pritchett, Texas, Dec. 8, 1919, Stanley was the son of Jack and Willie Stanley...
William Aubry (03/15/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock. Born in Moline, Ill., he was the son of John W. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline. He worked for International Harvester in Moline as an IBM Programmer until retiring 28 years ago and moving to Cherokee Village. ...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, he was the son of Allen and Bertha Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mount Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters -- Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Robbie Mae Johnson (03/15/05)
Robbie Mae Johnson, 95, of Evening Shade died March 5, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 16, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of John Clark and Laura Nisa Thornton Reed. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include a son, James Walter Johnson of Evening Shade; two stepsons -- Olen Johnson of Smithville, and Pete Johnson of Racine, Wis.; two daughters -- Peggy Reed and Norma Sue Johnson, both of Evening Shade; a stepdaughter, Edra Storey of Racine; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Raleigh H. Emery II (03/15/05)
Raleigh H. Emery II, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Harrison, he was the son of Raleigh Herbert Emery Sr. and Virginia Estes Emery. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, having served in the Pacific during World War II. He was a retired electrical engineer, a devoted sports enthusist and athlete, a charter member of the Herndon Optimist Club and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Herndon, Va...
Peggy Jane Carman (03/01/05)
Peggy Jane Carman, 88, died Feb. 22, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Born Jan. 3, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa, she was the daughter of Bertrum Llewellyn and Lydia Carnelia Rowley Perry. She married Eldon Burr Carman June 19, 1935, in Cresco, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born...
Preston Croom (03/01/05)
Preston Croom, 74, of Cave City died Feb. 22, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1930, at Strawberry, he was the son of Luther Horace and Dona Rebecca Harger Croom. He was a carpenter and owner of Hilltop Grocery for many years, a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Opal Smythe (03/15/05)
Opal Smythe, 94, of Jonesboro died March 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 8, 1910, near Sidney, she was the daughter of James and Ada McKee Huddleston. She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church, a homemaker, a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the Sidney Exten-sion Homemaker Club...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr. (03/01/05)
Maurice F. Sullivan Sr., 81, of Calamine died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Calamine, he was the son of Brumley and Mary Lee Young Sullivan. He was a farmer, mail carrier and bus driver. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Argie Foster Sullivan of the home; three sons -- Maurice Sullivan Jr., Jerry Sullivan and Gary Sullivan, all of Calamine; a daughter, Wanda Richard of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two grandsons -- Jason Sullivan of Calamine, and Jeremy Sullivan of Monette; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Maurice C. Willis (03/15/05)
Maurice C. Willis, 82, of Ravenden died Feb. 25, 2005, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Higginbotham Funeral Service of Hardy.
Leone Vera Kobs (03/01/05)
Leone Vera Kobs, 79, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 24, 1926, at Bear Creek, Wis., she was the daughter of Emil Gensler and Elsie Schoenheide Gensler. She was married to Paul Kobs and was a member of the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church. She has been employed as an auto worker at Daimler Chrysler...
Lillian Irene McWilliams (03/15/05)
Lillian Irene McWilliams, 93, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Leroy, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Della Brittin Bremer. She worked many years as a clerk for the United States Postal Service before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village in 1971 with her husband, Bryce McWilliams. ...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/15/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt. He worked as an accountant for Riceland Foods. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and American Legion...
Kenneth K. Bettis (03/01/05)
Kenneth K. Bettis, 56, of Highland died Feb.18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 23, 1948, in Williford, he was the son of Clyde Kenneth Bettis and Gladys Marie Hawkins Bettis. He married Joyce Honeycutt Dec. 19, 1967, in Williford. He was an employee of Sharp County Road Department, and attended Lighthouse Baptist Church...
Judith Theresa Byrd (03/15/05)
Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland. She married Eric Goff. She later married Sherman Eugene Byrd in Jonesboro on July 9, 1983. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003...
James Verlin Jones (03/15/05)
James Verlin Jones, 96, died March 8, 2005, in Crosby, Mo. He was residing in Crosby where he had been cared for by his daughter, Doris, for the past six years. Born Aug. 25, 1908, he was the son of Ernest and Evoria Sears Jones in Wild Cherry, Ark. ...
J.K. Crow (03/15/05)
J.K. Crow, 89, of Cave City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Cave City, Nursing Home. Born Sept. 10, 1915, at Cave City, he was the son of Oliver Verdo and Sarah Junie James Crow. He was a minister, attended Missionary Baptist Institute in Little Rock, Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, Calif., in 1968, was chaplain of Civil Air Patrol in 1978 and chaplain of North Star Co. ...
Juacellia Kakouris (03/15/05)
Juacellia Kakouris, 71, of Jonesboro, formerly of S. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 11, 1933, at Evening Shade, she was the daughter of Bill and June Graddy Thomas. She was a banquet waitress for Clayton Inn of Clayton, Mo., for many years and was a member of the Affton (Mo.) Church of Christ...
James "J.D" Dawson Jr. (03/15/05)
James D. "J.D." Dawson Jr., 86, of Mammoth Spring died March 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 19, 1918, in Hardy, he was the son of James Dawson Sr. and Cora Hastings Dawson. He was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. ...
Imogene Gentry Fowler (03/15/05)
Imogene Gentry Fowler, 87, a lifetime resident of Ash Flat, died Feb. 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of William Harve and Louvena Roberts Estes. She was a homemaker, a technician for Baxter Laboratories of Ash Flat for 15 years and a longtime member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Harriet Edith Denoyer (03/15/05)
Harriet Edith Hackley Denoyer, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died March 6, 2005, at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock. Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of James and Dora Ebeling Hackley. She married Clarence B. Denoyer in Kankakee June 6, 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church...
Gertrude May Jones (03/01/05)
Gertrude May Jones, 75, of Ash Flat died Feb. 20, 2005, at her residence. Born March 11, 1929, in Skowhegan, Maine, she was the daughter of William and Mary Lord MacFadzen. She worked many years in the nursing profession for different home health agencies. She moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Connecticut with her family...
Glenna Garner (03/01/05)
Glenna Hope Morton Garner, 94, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after being ill for several months. Born Sept. 3, 1910, on her family's farm in the Martin Creek Community, she was the daughter of John and Hattie Booth Morton. Her early education was in a one-room school (Oak Grove) located some 2 1/2 miles from her home...
Geneva E. Berry (03/15/05)
Geneva E. Berry, 79, of Harrisburg died March 9, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Lorado, Ark., she was the daughter of Emery and Lucy Dennis. She was formerly of Lorado and retired from Frolic Footwear. She was a member of Lorado Baptist Church...
Francis "Frank" W. Park (03/15/05)
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village died March 3, 1925, in Ash Flat. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park. He served his country during World War II in General George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge...
Frank Rose (03/15/05)
Frank Rose, 81, of Cave City died March 7, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 7, 1923, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of James Parkey and Sarah James Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member and deacon of Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Strawberry...
Fred L. Williams (03/15/05)
Fred L. Williams, 96, of Ash Flat died Feb. 24, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Vanndale, he was the son of Willie Richard Williams and Allie Cynthia Lattie Williams. He worked many years as a broiler operator for a university. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Dene West (03/01/05)
Dene West, 90, of Strawberry died Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Actna, Ark., in Sharp County, he was the son of William Howard and Mahalia Josephine Howard West. He was a retired farmer and elder of Milligan Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
David Lee Cochran (03/15/05)
David Lee Cochran, 72, of Hardy died Feb. 26, 2005, at his resident. Born May 1, 1932, in Sharp County, he was the son of Dale and Ora B. Armstrong Cochran. He married Mary Lou Jones Feb. 4, 1966, in Williford. He worked many years in the construction business...
Catherine Russell (03/15/05)
Catherine Clarke Russell, 81, died March 10, 2005, at her home. Born June 8, 1923, at Hardy, she was the daughter Edmund Stillman and Mary Rosalie Rudisaile Clarke. She was a member of Saddle Baptist Church, Fulton County Extension Homemakers and Nine Mike Ridge Auxiliary. Her hobbies were making quilts, decorating cakes, making gardens and playing games with her friends and family...
Clara Ophelia Wood (03/15/05)
Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains. Born Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo., she was the daughter of E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death...
Charles Piper (03/15/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village died March 6, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Aug. 15, 1932, he was the son of Charles W. Piper and Bertha Frost Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper and was an engineer. He served in the U.S. Air Force from June 1951 to June 18, 1955...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzel of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney, and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grandchildren -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris of Cave City; and nieces and nephews.. ...
Charles F. Nieman (03/01/05)
Charles F. Nieman 82, of Cave City died Feb. 21, 2005, at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock. Born March 18, 1922, at Batesville, he was the son of Robert Benjamin and Fannie Lee Cummings Nieman. He was a contractor, a U.S. Army veteran and of the Methodist faith...
Clarice Dickey (03/01/05)
Clarice Elwanda Girtman Dickey, 83, of Cave City died Feb. 20, 2005, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born July 30, 1921, at Hilltop, Ark., she was the daughter of W.O. "Orville" and Sarah Evelyn Brewer Girtman. She was a homemaker, a Christian and a member of Cave City Church of Christ...
Birdie Guinnip (03/15/05)
Birdie Emmerich Guinnip, 90, of Evening Shade died March 6, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 27, 1915, at Williford, she was the daughter of Peter J. and Sarah Ellen Combs Emmerich. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Evening Shade...
Alta Maxine Meador (03/15/05)
Alta Maxine Meador, 72, of Jonesboro died March 7, 2005, at Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born in Huntsville, Ark.. She was of the Baptist belief, a retired CNA, having worked as a home health nurse in Cherokee Village, and was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters...