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Obituaries from June 2005

J.E. "Sim" Goings (06/08/05)
J.E. "Sim? Goings, 75, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 20, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was employed as cattle rancher and carpet installer. He was a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ near Poughkeepsie, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Janetta Goings of Evening Shade, Ark.; a son, Ronnie Goings of Evening Shade; a daughter, Debbie James of Batesville; three brothers " Carson Goings of Hardy, Cecil Goings of Hot Springs, Ark., and Don Goings of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters " Lorene Morgan of Williford and Bonnie Sue Goings of Mount Ida, Ark.. ...
Orvel Lloyd Bales (06/08/05)
Orvel Lloyd Bales, 86, of Zion, Ark., died May 13, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. He was born Jan. 8, 1919, to William Tibbs Bales and Florence Alabama Hunt Bales in Knob Creek, Ark. He was a trucker and grocer. He was a member of Millcrest Church of Christ...
O. I. Randol (06/08/05)
O. I. Randol, 92, of Highland, passed away May 20, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. He was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Wellston, Okla., the son of Charlie Randol and Edna Fowler Randol. He worked many years as a production supervisor for the Texaco Company...
Earl "Corky" Burr (06/08/05)
Earl "Corky:" Eugene Burr, 55, of Williford, Ark., died May 13, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1950, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of Chester and Alpha Prior Burr. He moved to Sharp County a year ago from Las Vegas, Nev. He was a member of the American Legon at Williford...
Janie Del McGibney (06/08/05)
Janie Del McGibney, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Oregon County, Mo., and died May 14, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. On June 13, 1999, Jane and Erman McGibney celebrated 60 years of marriage. She was a charter member of Alton Church of Christ and was active in Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Cora McEndree (06/08/05)
Cora Ithmar McEndree, 86, of Paragould, Ark., died May 14, 2005, at the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould. Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Clairemore, Okla., she was the daughter of William Elijah and Frankie Emiline Tillson Matney. She married Harry Leman McEndree Nov. 2, 1938, at Evening Shade, Ark. She spent her working years as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
Glen Harold Seay (06/30/05)
Glenn Harold Seay, son of the late Gulley R. Seay and Stella Wayland Seay, was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Pineville, Ark. He died June 21, 2005, at his home in Calico Rock, at the age of 82 years. Seay served in the United States Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of seaman first class...
Ross Tharp (06/30/05)
Ross Tharp, 77, of West Plains, Mo., was born June 23, 1927 in Camp, Ark., the son of the late Aley Tharp and Eva Manis Tharp. He died June 22, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage July 16, 1949, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Mary Hollis...
R.D. Benbrook (06/30/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Bobby Jean Cantrell (06/23/05)
Bobby Jean Cantrell, 50, of Thayer, Mo., died June 14, 2005, in Thayer. He was born May 20, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Leonard Troy "Skinny" Cantrell and Betty Jean Jenkins Cantrell. He was a life-long resident of Thayer, Mo. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and spending time on Lake Norfolk excelling in his favorite sport, fishing...
Wilma Imogene Anderson Howard (06/23/05)
Wilma Imogene Anderson Howard, 78, daughter of the late Willie Artie "Bill" Anderson and Faye Anderson Byrd, was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Larkin, Ark. She died June 16, 2005, in Melbourne, Ark. She was united in marriage to Add Roman Howard on Jan. 18, 1949, and to this union five children were born. ...
"Jay" Weathers Jr. (06/23/05)
James "Jay" Lafayette Weathers Jr., 90, of Batesville died June 14, 2005 in Batesville. He was born Feb. 22, 1915 in Salem, Ark., the son of Dr. J. L. Weathers and Ollie Gaston Weathers. He was a former Sheriff and Tax Collector for Fulton County and retired as a lieutenant with the Arkansas Highway Police. ...
Opal L. Turner (06/23/05)
Opal L. Turner, 74, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Katie Smith Flynn, was born March 21, 1931, in Saddle, Ark. she died June 18, 2005, at her home in Camp. She was united in marriage to Orville Turner on Oct. 17, 1945, at Salem. To this union six children were born. ...
Gladys Gavurnick (06/23/05)
Gladys Gavurnick, 85, of Cherokee Village, died June 17, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born on Nov. 23, 1919, in Bunker Hill, N.J., the daughter of James and Abigail Faust. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee Village and worked for the school district as a secretary...
Mrs. Audrey B. Ede (06/23/05)
Mrs. Audrey B. Ede, 97, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 19, 2005, in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 1, 1907, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of William S. Coulson and Mary Ann Goss Coulson. She was united in marriage to Philip L. Ede in 1934 at Streator...
Maryann Wolfram Smith (06/23/05)
Maryann Wolfram Smith, formerly of Cherokee Village, died June 12, 2005, at her home at Luther Manor in Milwaukee, Wisc. She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Sheboygan, Wisc., the youngest daughter of Oswald and Ida Wolfram. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Sheboygan Vocational Tech College before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, as the first woman to enlist from Sheboygan County...
Charles Ernest Croney (06/23/05)
Charles Ernest Croney, 70, of Myrtle, Mo., died June 18, 2005, in Myrtle. He was born July 10, 1934, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of the late Ernest Croney and Faye Gilmore Croney. He was united in marriage April 6, 1958, in Garfield, Mo., to Lillie M. Williams...
Preston A. Crutcher (06/23/05)
Preston A. Crutcher, 86, died May 31, 2005, at the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center in Oklahoma. He was born Dec. 3, 1918, the son of Edger and Edna Krouse Crutcher. He married Ruth Hull Crutcher in the summer of 1948 in LeFors, Texas, and she preceded him in death March 22, 1994...
Opal Lucille Staton (06/23/05)
Funeral services for Opal Lucille Staton, 93, of Hermitage, Mo., formerly of Thayer were June 11, 2005, at Carter Chapel with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Malone and Florence Jackson Malone, born June 25, 1911, in Thayer...
Raymond Lewis (06/23/05)
Raymond Douglas Lewis, 76, of Cherokee Village, died May 22 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, at Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Ill., to R.D. and Lela Lewis. He was educated at Flora, Ill., graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he attained a bachelor of science degree in education with a minor in math...
Ray Lex Fleetwood (06/23/05)
Ray Lex Fleetwood, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died June 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center Batesville. He was born June 13, 1922, in Izard County to John Isaac and Minnie Fudge Fleetwood. He was a farmer; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe from D-day at Normandy through the duration of the war and he was of the Baptist faith...
Fred G. Peaslee (06/23/05)
Fred G. Peaslee, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, formerly of Elgin, Ill., died June 20, 2005, in Ash Flat. He was born Dec. 12, 1919, the son of Fred and Anna Russell Peaslee, in Elgin, Ill. He married Joanne Stettner April 3, 1973, in Geneva, Ill. He was a retired plant engineer from Shakeproof Division Illinois Tool Works after 30 years of service. ...
Mrs. June P. Baer (06/23/05)
Mrs. June P. Baer, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away June 18, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Mrs. Baer was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in Omaha, Neb. the daughter of James and Aimee Elliott. She was united in marriage to Dexter Baer on Sept. ...
Norman Langley (06/23/05)
Norman Eugene Langley, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Carter, Okla., the son of the late James Otho Langley and Alma Neva Hays Langley. He departed this life June 10, 2005, at Thayer. He received his education in Harper, Kan., graduating in 1944. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 22 months, 17 of those in the South Pacific where he earned the rank of 3rd class petty officer while serving aboard an LST...
Roland Mauschbaugh (06/23/05)
Roland L. "Rollie" Mauschbaugh, 76, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died June 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was formerly of East Peoria, Ill. He was a commissioner of the Ozark Acres Suburban Improvement District (SID), a member of the Ozark Acres AARP and the community choir. He was an avid bowler and bowled with the Senior League...
Anne R. Janas (06/23/05)
Anne R. Janas, 87, died June 14, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Lithuania, the daughter of Dominick and Anna Chernau-skas Rimbus. She married Frank Janas on April 24, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. During her working years she worked as a secretary...
Eanos E. Hinson (06/23/05)
Eanos E. Hinson, age 74, of Cave City, Ark., died June 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 15, 1930, in Evening Shade, Ark., the son of Wesley and Eula Duncan Hinson. He was an electrician, a U.S. Amy veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was of the Methodist faith...
Carol Lucille Campbell (06/23/05)
Carol Lucille Campbell, 77, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 13, 2005, in Jonesboro. She was born April 14, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Lucille Husted Ingham. She worked many years as a gardener and for Wal-Mart in the garden center. She loved to read a good novel and the newspaper. She also was an avid fan of the Antique Road Show program and Nascar racing. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church...
Betty C. Kerley (06/23/05)
Betty C. Kerley, 69, of Raytown, Mo., passed away June 12, 2005, at the home of her daughter. She was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Vidette, Ark., to Ralph Emerson and Lillie Leann Worsham Shrable. She was lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was a loving wife of 51 years and mother providing for her family. She loved to write poetry , gardening and was an avid reader...
Eleanor Dzwierzynski (06/23/05)
Eleanor Dzwierzynski, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 8, 2005 at the North Arkansas Life Care Cener in Horseshoe Bend. She was born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Caroline Chmielowicz Jakubowski. She married Anthony Dzwierzynski Sept. 27, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an inspector in the auto industry. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Robert R. "Bill" Sisco (06/02/05)
Robert R. "Bill" Sisco, age 81, of Alton, Mo., was born March 17, 1924, in Oregon County, Mo., and passed away May 22, 2005, at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include one step-son, Charles Swift and wife, Vivian; 3 grandchildren " Jackie Chumbley and husband, Ron, Cathy Sebring and husband, Cecil, and Chuck Swift and wife, Tracey; two brothers " Thurman Sisco and wife, Alma, and Herman Sisco; one sister-in-law, Wanda Sisco; one brother-in-law, Herbert Tune; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ralph Jackson (06/02/05)
Ralph Jackson, son of the late Jeff Jackson and Catherine Billingsley Jackson, was born July 6, 1913, in Myron, Ark. He departed this life on May 18, 2005, in Batesville, at the age of 91 years. In 1938, he was united in marriage to Lorene Ferguson. To this union two sons were born...
Modine Singleton (06/02/05)
Modine Singleton, age 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Floyd Tanner and Eva Hickman Tanner, was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Baxter County, Ark. She died May 24, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Guy Singleton on Jan. 19, 1948, at Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Edward L. Eaves (06/02/05)
Edward L. Eaves, 82, of Cherokee Village was a former resident of Blytheville, Ark., and retired as owner/operator of Eaves Auto Center, Blytheville. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville and was a member of the Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village...
Delores Winey (06/02/05)
Delores Winey, 80, of Ash Flat, Ark., died May 23, 2005, at her home. She was born June 9 1924, at Evansville, Ark., the daughter of Ed and Peggy Pershall Willis. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a homemaker an avid historian and naturalist...
James Curtis Foster (06/02/05)
James Curtis Foster, 84, of Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., passed away May 18, 2005, at Research Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1921, in Shawnee, Okla. James was a World War II veteran. He retired in 1982 from General Motors. He was an active member of the Lee's Summit Baptist Church...
"J.D." Lambert (06/02/05)
James Daniel "J.D." Lambert, 83, of Ash Flat, died May 23, 2005, at his residence.'Lambert was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Roseboro, Ark., the son of Jerry Herman and Della Lambert. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II with Gen. George Patton. He was awarded five bronze stars and a good conduct medal while serving in the military...
Merritt C. Sipler (06/02/05)
Merritt C. Sipler, age 79, of Cherokee Village, died May 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 5, 1925, in White Haven, Pa., the son of Frederick Sipler and Florence Dressler Sipler. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II on the USS Alabama. ...
Mary Ellen Barton (06/02/05)
Mary Ellen Barton, age 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Bartlett, Mo., and died May 26, 2005, at the National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include three daughters -- Glenna Helfer of Alton, Peggy Koppes of Marysville, Kan., and Patsy Holmes of Alton; three sons -- Eugene Barton of Alton, Doc Barton of Alton and Jim Barton of Alton; one sister, Susie Deckard; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Glen Arthur Edwards (06/02/05)
Glen Arthur Edwards, 67, of West Plains, Mo. died May 25, 2005, in Willow Springs, Mo. He was born March 17, 1938 in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Clarence Edwards and Martha Lorene Staton Edwards. He was united in marriage June 18, 1960, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. to Peggy Johnson. He was united in marriage in Las Vegas to Barbara McLaren...
Ray Scroggins (06/02/05)
Ray Scroggins, age 82, of Mammoth Spring, was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Kenwood, Okla., the son of Guy William Scroggins and Myrtle Dunbar-Scroggins. He died May 20, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; two daughters â€" LaRay Scroggins of the home and Linda McNeel and husband, Merrill of Wyoming; a brother, Rex Scroggins of Oregon; five grandchildren â€" Wayne, Douglas Ray, Kelly Ray, Anna Beth and Clifton; six great-grandchildren â€" Riley Marie, Nathan Kelly, Mitchell, Garrett, Jeremy and Trenton and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/02/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Eugene A. Pretz (06/02/05)
Graveside services for Eugene A. Pretz, 81, of Thayer, Mo., were May 21 at Riverside Cemetery with Father Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Kay L. N. Biggs (06/16/05)
Kay L.N. Biggs, 66, of Mammoth Spring, died June 9, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Indiana. She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Chicago to George and Frances Hasty Hepker. Biggs was a former resident of Rensselaer and moved to Mammoth Spring in 1984. ...
Eleanor Dzwierzynski (06/16/05)
Eleanor Dzwierzynski, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 8, 2005 at the North Arkansas Life Care Cener in Horseshoe Bend. She was born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Caroline Chmielowicz Jakubowski. She married Anthony Dzwierzynski Sept. 27, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an inspector in the auto industry. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith...
Opal Lucille Staton (06/16/05)
Funeral services for Opal Lucille Staton, 93, of Hermitage, Mo., formerly of Thayer were June 11, 2005, at Carter Chapel with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Malone and Florence Jackson Malone, born June 25, 1911, in Thayer. She departed this life June 8, 2005, in Hermitage, Mo., at the age of 93 years...
Frances Orr Bell (06/16/05)
Frances Orr Bell, 81, of Alton, was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Royal Oak, Mo., and died June 9, 2005 at the Ozarks Medical Cener in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Howard Bell, to whom she was united in marriage on March 13, 1943; one daughter, Sandra Henderson and husband, Tom, of Columbia, Mo.; one son, Stanley Bell and wife, Brenda of Thomasville, Mo.; five grandchildren -- Scott Henderson and wife, Emily, Susan Henderson, Amy Kolz, Altie Combs and husband, Brian, and Aaron Bell; three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Wilma Miles; a brother-in-law, John Barton; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary C. Thusing (06/16/05)
Mary C. Thusing, age 86, died June 8, 2005, in Chicago, Ill. She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in South Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Andrew and Sophie Piszczek Pawlak. She married Gerald Thusing Aug. 2, 1942, in Chicago. She worked in the medical profession and retired as a CNA. She was of the Catholic faith...
Loreda Marie Roberts (06/16/05)
Loreda Marie Webb Roberts, of Gillett, Ark., was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Auvergne, Ark., daughter of the late Odis Lee and Edith Comstock Webb. She died June 9, 2005, at Gillett at the age of 64 years. Loreda was united in marriage to William Howard Roberts Oct. 1, 1956, in Newport, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born. She spent her working years as a registered nurse at Baxter Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Cossroads Church of Christ...
George Thomas and Anna Laura Dark Vore (06/16/05)
Anna Laura Dark-Vore, age 80, died Jan. 12, 2005, and was followed in death shortly thereafter by her husband, George Thomas Vore Jr., age 85, on May 6, 2005. She was born June 10, 1924, in Grandglaise, Ark., to Dewey Dark and Ona Grooms. He was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif., to George Vore Sr. and Sarah Gates...
John A. Bartolomei (06/16/05)
John A. Bartolomei, age 87, of Cherokee Village died June 6, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Bartolomei was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Aristide and Cecelia Marchi Bartolomei. He graduated from Carthage College in Carthage, Ill., in 1941. ...
Alford Truman Lowe (06/16/05)
Alford Truman Lowe, 89, formerly of the Thayer, Mo., and Hardy, Ark. area was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Thomas Lowe and Mae Battles Lowe. He died June 3, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage March 16, 1940, in Williford, Ark. to Bessie Cooper...
Jessie V. Swinney (06/16/05)
Jessie (Jessica) V. Swinney, 85, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Albert Massey and Willie York Massey in Wimberly, Texas. She died June 5, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Jan. 8, 1943, in San Marcos, Texas, to Clarence George Swinney who preceed her in death Dec. 5, 1995...
Laura Bell Marshall (06/16/05)
Laura Bell Collins Marshall, age 78, of Ravenden, Ark., died June 11, 2005, at her home. She was born June 20, 1926, near Wirth to Luther and Lydia Ritenour Collins. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Methodist faith...
Dona Kaye Estes (06/16/05)
Dona Kaye Stroud Estes, 51, of McRae, Ark., was born Nov. 16, 1953, in Salem, Ark., daughter of Rebecca Belle Woody Stroud and the late Glen Stroud. She died June 5, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark. She leaves to mourn her passing: life partner and friend Tom Marshall of McRae; two sons, Robert Keith Pitts and wife, Tabitha Sue of Beebe, Ark., and Michael Glen Pitts of Austin, Texas; mother, Rebecca Stroud of Mountain Home, Ark.; a brother, Roger Stroud and wife Charlotte of Mountain Home; sister, Glenda Patterson and husband, Pat of DeWitt, Ark.; granddaughter, Lindsey Raye Pitts of Beebe, Ark.; many other relatives and friends.. ...
Charles Brewster (06/16/05)
Charles Cameron Brewster, 72, died June 5, 2005, at his home. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a master carpenter and woodworker. He faithfully served his Savior in the church and in his private life. He enjoyed gardening, guitar playing, raising pugs and spending time with his family...
Orvel Lloyd Bales (06/08/05)
Orvel Lloyd Bales, 86, of Zion, Ark., died May 13, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. He was born Jan. 8, 1919, to William Tibbs Bales and Florence Alabama Hunt Bales in Knob Creek, Ark. He was a trucker and grocer. He was a member of Millcrest Church of Christ...
J.E. "Sim" Goings (06/08/05)
J.E. "Sim? Goings, 75, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 20, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was employed as cattle rancher and carpet installer. He was a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ near Poughkeepsie, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Janetta Goings of Evening Shade, Ark.; a son, Ronnie Goings of Evening Shade; a daughter, Debbie James of Batesville; three brothers " Carson Goings of Hardy, Cecil Goings of Hot Springs, Ark., and Don Goings of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters " Lorene Morgan of Williford and Bonnie Sue Goings of Mount Ida, Ark.. ...
O. I. Randol (06/08/05)
O. I. Randol, 92, of Highland, passed away May 20, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. He was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Wellston, Okla., the son of Charlie Randol and Edna Fowler Randol. He worked many years as a production supervisor for the Texaco Company...
Earl "Corky" Burr (06/08/05)
Earl "Corky:" Eugene Burr, 55, of Williford, Ark., died May 13, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1950, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of Chester and Alpha Prior Burr. He moved to Sharp County a year ago from Las Vegas, Nev. He was a member of the American Legon at Williford...
Janie Del McGibney (06/08/05)
Janie Del McGibney, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Oregon County, Mo., and died May 14, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. On June 13, 1999, Jane and Erman McGibney celebrated 60 years of marriage. She was a charter member of Alton Church of Christ and was active in Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Cora McEndree (06/08/05)
Cora Ithmar McEndree, 86, of Paragould, Ark., died May 14, 2005, at the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould. Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Clairemore, Okla., she was the daughter of William Elijah and Frankie Emiline Tillson Matney. She married Harry Leman McEndree Nov. 2, 1938, at Evening Shade, Ark. She spent her working years as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
R.D. Benbrook (06/30/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Ross Tharp (06/30/05)
Ross Tharp, 77, of West Plains, Mo., was born June 23, 1927 in Camp, Ark., the son of the late Aley Tharp and Eva Manis Tharp. He died June 22, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage July 16, 1949, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Mary Hollis...
Glen Harold Seay (06/30/05)
Glenn Harold Seay, son of the late Gulley R. Seay and Stella Wayland Seay, was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Pineville, Ark. He died June 21, 2005, at his home in Calico Rock, at the age of 82 years. Seay served in the United States Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of seaman first class...
Eanos E. Hinson (06/23/05)
Eanos E. Hinson, age 74, of Cave City, Ark., died June 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 15, 1930, in Evening Shade, Ark., the son of Wesley and Eula Duncan Hinson. He was an electrician, a U.S. Amy veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was of the Methodist faith...
Raymond Lewis (06/23/05)
Raymond Douglas Lewis, 76, of Cherokee Village, died May 22 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, at Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Ill., to R.D. and Lela Lewis. He was educated at Flora, Ill., graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he attained a bachelor of science degree in education with a minor in math...
Betty C. Kerley (06/23/05)
Betty C. Kerley, 69, of Raytown, Mo., passed away June 12, 2005, at the home of her daughter. She was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Vidette, Ark., to Ralph Emerson and Lillie Leann Worsham Shrable. She was lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was a loving wife of 51 years and mother providing for her family. She loved to write poetry , gardening and was an avid reader...
Mrs. June P. Baer (06/23/05)
Mrs. June P. Baer, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away June 18, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Mrs. Baer was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in Omaha, Neb. the daughter of James and Aimee Elliott. She was united in marriage to Dexter Baer on Sept. ...
Eleanor Dzwierzynski (06/23/05)
Eleanor Dzwierzynski, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 8, 2005 at the North Arkansas Life Care Cener in Horseshoe Bend. She was born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Caroline Chmielowicz Jakubowski. She married Anthony Dzwierzynski Sept. 27, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an inspector in the auto industry. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith...
Carol Lucille Campbell (06/23/05)
Carol Lucille Campbell, 77, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 13, 2005, in Jonesboro. She was born April 14, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Lucille Husted Ingham. She worked many years as a gardener and for Wal-Mart in the garden center. She loved to read a good novel and the newspaper. She also was an avid fan of the Antique Road Show program and Nascar racing. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church...
Norman Langley (06/23/05)
Norman Eugene Langley, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Carter, Okla., the son of the late James Otho Langley and Alma Neva Hays Langley. He departed this life June 10, 2005, at Thayer. He received his education in Harper, Kan., graduating in 1944. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 22 months, 17 of those in the South Pacific where he earned the rank of 3rd class petty officer while serving aboard an LST...
Anne R. Janas (06/23/05)
Anne R. Janas, 87, died June 14, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Lithuania, the daughter of Dominick and Anna Chernau-skas Rimbus. She married Frank Janas on April 24, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. During her working years she worked as a secretary...
Opal L. Turner (06/23/05)
Opal L. Turner, 74, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Katie Smith Flynn, was born March 21, 1931, in Saddle, Ark. she died June 18, 2005, at her home in Camp. She was united in marriage to Orville Turner on Oct. 17, 1945, at Salem. To this union six children were born. ...
Roland Mauschbaugh (06/23/05)
Roland L. "Rollie" Mauschbaugh, 76, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died June 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was formerly of East Peoria, Ill. He was a commissioner of the Ozark Acres Suburban Improvement District (SID), a member of the Ozark Acres AARP and the community choir. He was an avid bowler and bowled with the Senior League...
Bobby Jean Cantrell (06/23/05)
Bobby Jean Cantrell, 50, of Thayer, Mo., died June 14, 2005, in Thayer. He was born May 20, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Leonard Troy "Skinny" Cantrell and Betty Jean Jenkins Cantrell. He was a life-long resident of Thayer, Mo. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and spending time on Lake Norfolk excelling in his favorite sport, fishing...
"Jay" Weathers Jr. (06/23/05)
James "Jay" Lafayette Weathers Jr., 90, of Batesville died June 14, 2005 in Batesville. He was born Feb. 22, 1915 in Salem, Ark., the son of Dr. J. L. Weathers and Ollie Gaston Weathers. He was a former Sheriff and Tax Collector for Fulton County and retired as a lieutenant with the Arkansas Highway Police. ...
Opal Lucille Staton (06/23/05)
Funeral services for Opal Lucille Staton, 93, of Hermitage, Mo., formerly of Thayer were June 11, 2005, at Carter Chapel with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Malone and Florence Jackson Malone, born June 25, 1911, in Thayer...
Ray Lex Fleetwood (06/23/05)
Ray Lex Fleetwood, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died June 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center Batesville. He was born June 13, 1922, in Izard County to John Isaac and Minnie Fudge Fleetwood. He was a farmer; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe from D-day at Normandy through the duration of the war and he was of the Baptist faith...
Wilma Imogene Anderson Howard (06/23/05)
Wilma Imogene Anderson Howard, 78, daughter of the late Willie Artie "Bill" Anderson and Faye Anderson Byrd, was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Larkin, Ark. She died June 16, 2005, in Melbourne, Ark. She was united in marriage to Add Roman Howard on Jan. 18, 1949, and to this union five children were born. ...
Fred G. Peaslee (06/23/05)
Fred G. Peaslee, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, formerly of Elgin, Ill., died June 20, 2005, in Ash Flat. He was born Dec. 12, 1919, the son of Fred and Anna Russell Peaslee, in Elgin, Ill. He married Joanne Stettner April 3, 1973, in Geneva, Ill. He was a retired plant engineer from Shakeproof Division Illinois Tool Works after 30 years of service. ...
Gladys Gavurnick (06/23/05)
Gladys Gavurnick, 85, of Cherokee Village, died June 17, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born on Nov. 23, 1919, in Bunker Hill, N.J., the daughter of James and Abigail Faust. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee Village and worked for the school district as a secretary...
Mrs. Audrey B. Ede (06/23/05)
Mrs. Audrey B. Ede, 97, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 19, 2005, in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 1, 1907, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of William S. Coulson and Mary Ann Goss Coulson. She was united in marriage to Philip L. Ede in 1934 at Streator...
Maryann Wolfram Smith (06/23/05)
Maryann Wolfram Smith, formerly of Cherokee Village, died June 12, 2005, at her home at Luther Manor in Milwaukee, Wisc. She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Sheboygan, Wisc., the youngest daughter of Oswald and Ida Wolfram. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Sheboygan Vocational Tech College before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, as the first woman to enlist from Sheboygan County...
Charles Ernest Croney (06/23/05)
Charles Ernest Croney, 70, of Myrtle, Mo., died June 18, 2005, in Myrtle. He was born July 10, 1934, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of the late Ernest Croney and Faye Gilmore Croney. He was united in marriage April 6, 1958, in Garfield, Mo., to Lillie M. Williams...
Preston A. Crutcher (06/23/05)
Preston A. Crutcher, 86, died May 31, 2005, at the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center in Oklahoma. He was born Dec. 3, 1918, the son of Edger and Edna Krouse Crutcher. He married Ruth Hull Crutcher in the summer of 1948 in LeFors, Texas, and she preceded him in death March 22, 1994...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Merritt C. Sipler (06/02/05)
Merritt C. Sipler, age 79, of Cherokee Village, died May 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 5, 1925, in White Haven, Pa., the son of Frederick Sipler and Florence Dressler Sipler. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II on the USS Alabama. ...
Mary Ellen Barton (06/02/05)
Mary Ellen Barton, age 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Bartlett, Mo., and died May 26, 2005, at the National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include three daughters -- Glenna Helfer of Alton, Peggy Koppes of Marysville, Kan., and Patsy Holmes of Alton; three sons -- Eugene Barton of Alton, Doc Barton of Alton and Jim Barton of Alton; one sister, Susie Deckard; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Eugene A. Pretz (06/02/05)
Graveside services for Eugene A. Pretz, 81, of Thayer, Mo., were May 21 at Riverside Cemetery with Father Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/02/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ray Scroggins (06/02/05)
Ray Scroggins, age 82, of Mammoth Spring, was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Kenwood, Okla., the son of Guy William Scroggins and Myrtle Dunbar-Scroggins. He died May 20, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; two daughters â€" LaRay Scroggins of the home and Linda McNeel and husband, Merrill of Wyoming; a brother, Rex Scroggins of Oregon; five grandchildren â€" Wayne, Douglas Ray, Kelly Ray, Anna Beth and Clifton; six great-grandchildren â€" Riley Marie, Nathan Kelly, Mitchell, Garrett, Jeremy and Trenton and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Robert R. "Bill" Sisco (06/02/05)
Robert R. "Bill" Sisco, age 81, of Alton, Mo., was born March 17, 1924, in Oregon County, Mo., and passed away May 22, 2005, at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include one step-son, Charles Swift and wife, Vivian; 3 grandchildren " Jackie Chumbley and husband, Ron, Cathy Sebring and husband, Cecil, and Chuck Swift and wife, Tracey; two brothers " Thurman Sisco and wife, Alma, and Herman Sisco; one sister-in-law, Wanda Sisco; one brother-in-law, Herbert Tune; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Glen Arthur Edwards (06/02/05)
Glen Arthur Edwards, 67, of West Plains, Mo. died May 25, 2005, in Willow Springs, Mo. He was born March 17, 1938 in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Clarence Edwards and Martha Lorene Staton Edwards. He was united in marriage June 18, 1960, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. to Peggy Johnson. He was united in marriage in Las Vegas to Barbara McLaren...
"J.D." Lambert (06/02/05)
James Daniel "J.D." Lambert, 83, of Ash Flat, died May 23, 2005, at his residence.'Lambert was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Roseboro, Ark., the son of Jerry Herman and Della Lambert. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II with Gen. George Patton. He was awarded five bronze stars and a good conduct medal while serving in the military...
James Curtis Foster (06/02/05)
James Curtis Foster, 84, of Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., passed away May 18, 2005, at Research Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1921, in Shawnee, Okla. James was a World War II veteran. He retired in 1982 from General Motors. He was an active member of the Lee's Summit Baptist Church...
Edward L. Eaves (06/02/05)
Edward L. Eaves, 82, of Cherokee Village was a former resident of Blytheville, Ark., and retired as owner/operator of Eaves Auto Center, Blytheville. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville and was a member of the Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village...
Ralph Jackson (06/02/05)
Ralph Jackson, son of the late Jeff Jackson and Catherine Billingsley Jackson, was born July 6, 1913, in Myron, Ark. He departed this life on May 18, 2005, in Batesville, at the age of 91 years. In 1938, he was united in marriage to Lorene Ferguson. To this union two sons were born...
Modine Singleton (06/02/05)
Modine Singleton, age 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Floyd Tanner and Eva Hickman Tanner, was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Baxter County, Ark. She died May 24, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Guy Singleton on Jan. 19, 1948, at Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Delores Winey (06/02/05)
Delores Winey, 80, of Ash Flat, Ark., died May 23, 2005, at her home. She was born June 9 1924, at Evansville, Ark., the daughter of Ed and Peggy Pershall Willis. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a homemaker an avid historian and naturalist...
John A. Bartolomei (06/16/05)
John A. Bartolomei, age 87, of Cherokee Village died June 6, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Bartolomei was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Aristide and Cecelia Marchi Bartolomei. He graduated from Carthage College in Carthage, Ill., in 1941. ...
Jessie V. Swinney (06/16/05)
Jessie (Jessica) V. Swinney, 85, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Albert Massey and Willie York Massey in Wimberly, Texas. She died June 5, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Jan. 8, 1943, in San Marcos, Texas, to Clarence George Swinney who preceed her in death Dec. 5, 1995...
Alford Truman Lowe (06/16/05)
Alford Truman Lowe, 89, formerly of the Thayer, Mo., and Hardy, Ark. area was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Thomas Lowe and Mae Battles Lowe. He died June 3, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage March 16, 1940, in Williford, Ark. to Bessie Cooper...
Loreda Marie Roberts (06/16/05)
Loreda Marie Webb Roberts, of Gillett, Ark., was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Auvergne, Ark., daughter of the late Odis Lee and Edith Comstock Webb. She died June 9, 2005, at Gillett at the age of 64 years. Loreda was united in marriage to William Howard Roberts Oct. 1, 1956, in Newport, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born. She spent her working years as a registered nurse at Baxter Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Cossroads Church of Christ...
Laura Bell Marshall (06/16/05)
Laura Bell Collins Marshall, age 78, of Ravenden, Ark., died June 11, 2005, at her home. She was born June 20, 1926, near Wirth to Luther and Lydia Ritenour Collins. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Methodist faith...
Dona Kaye Estes (06/16/05)
Dona Kaye Stroud Estes, 51, of McRae, Ark., was born Nov. 16, 1953, in Salem, Ark., daughter of Rebecca Belle Woody Stroud and the late Glen Stroud. She died June 5, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark. She leaves to mourn her passing: life partner and friend Tom Marshall of McRae; two sons, Robert Keith Pitts and wife, Tabitha Sue of Beebe, Ark., and Michael Glen Pitts of Austin, Texas; mother, Rebecca Stroud of Mountain Home, Ark.; a brother, Roger Stroud and wife Charlotte of Mountain Home; sister, Glenda Patterson and husband, Pat of DeWitt, Ark.; granddaughter, Lindsey Raye Pitts of Beebe, Ark.; many other relatives and friends.. ...
Opal Lucille Staton (06/16/05)
Funeral services for Opal Lucille Staton, 93, of Hermitage, Mo., formerly of Thayer were June 11, 2005, at Carter Chapel with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Malone and Florence Jackson Malone, born June 25, 1911, in Thayer. She departed this life June 8, 2005, in Hermitage, Mo., at the age of 93 years...
Charles Brewster (06/16/05)
Charles Cameron Brewster, 72, died June 5, 2005, at his home. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a master carpenter and woodworker. He faithfully served his Savior in the church and in his private life. He enjoyed gardening, guitar playing, raising pugs and spending time with his family...
Mary C. Thusing (06/16/05)
Mary C. Thusing, age 86, died June 8, 2005, in Chicago, Ill. She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in South Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Andrew and Sophie Piszczek Pawlak. She married Gerald Thusing Aug. 2, 1942, in Chicago. She worked in the medical profession and retired as a CNA. She was of the Catholic faith...
Eleanor Dzwierzynski (06/16/05)
Eleanor Dzwierzynski, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 8, 2005 at the North Arkansas Life Care Cener in Horseshoe Bend. She was born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Caroline Chmielowicz Jakubowski. She married Anthony Dzwierzynski Sept. 27, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an inspector in the auto industry. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith...
Kay L. N. Biggs (06/16/05)
Kay L.N. Biggs, 66, of Mammoth Spring, died June 9, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Indiana. She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Chicago to George and Frances Hasty Hepker. Biggs was a former resident of Rensselaer and moved to Mammoth Spring in 1984. ...
Frances Orr Bell (06/16/05)
Frances Orr Bell, 81, of Alton, was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Royal Oak, Mo., and died June 9, 2005 at the Ozarks Medical Cener in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Howard Bell, to whom she was united in marriage on March 13, 1943; one daughter, Sandra Henderson and husband, Tom, of Columbia, Mo.; one son, Stanley Bell and wife, Brenda of Thomasville, Mo.; five grandchildren -- Scott Henderson and wife, Emily, Susan Henderson, Amy Kolz, Altie Combs and husband, Brian, and Aaron Bell; three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Wilma Miles; a brother-in-law, John Barton; and other relatives and friends.. ...
George Thomas and Anna Laura Dark Vore (06/16/05)
Anna Laura Dark-Vore, age 80, died Jan. 12, 2005, and was followed in death shortly thereafter by her husband, George Thomas Vore Jr., age 85, on May 6, 2005. She was born June 10, 1924, in Grandglaise, Ark., to Dewey Dark and Ona Grooms. He was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif., to George Vore Sr. and Sarah Gates...
Sonia Martin Lowder
(06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa.; and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Roland "Rollie" Mauschbaugh (06/23/05)
Roland L. "Rollie" Mauschbaugh, 76, of Ozark Acres died June 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was formerly of East Peoria, Ill. He was a commissioner of the Ozark Acres Suburban Improvement District (SID), a member of the Ozark Acres AARP and the community choir. He was an avid bowler and bowled with the Senior League...
Ray Lex Fleetwood (06/23/05)
Ray Lex Fleetwood, 83, of Cave City died June 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center Batesville. He was born June 13, 1922, in Izard County to John Isaac and Minnie Fudge Fleetwood. He was a farmer; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe from D-day at Normandy through the duration of the war. He was of the Baptist faith...
Raymond Douglas Lewis (06/23/05)
Raymond Douglas Lewis, 76, of Cherokee Village, died May 22 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, at Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Ill., to R.D. and Lela Lewis. He was educated at Flora, Ill., graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he attained a bachelor of science degree in education with a minor in math...
Maryann Wolfram Smith (06/23/05)
Maryann Wolfram Smith, formerly of Cherokee Village, died June 12, 2005, at her home at Luther Manor in Milwaukee, Wisc. She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Sheboygan, Wisc., the youngest daughter of Oswald and Ida Wolfram. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Sheboygan Vocational Tech College before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, as the first woman to enlist from Sheboygan County...
Laura Bell Collins Marshall (06/23/05)
Laura Bell Collins Marshall, age 78, of Ravenden died June 11, 2005, at her home. She was born June 20, 1926, near Wirth to Luther and Lydia Ritenour Collins. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include one son, Rex Marshall of Ravenden; four brothers -- Arthur Collins of Decatur, Ill., Gale Collins of Sidney, David Collins of Ravenden, and Walter Collins of Warrenton, Mo.; one sister, Rosa Fay Collins of Sidney; six grandchildren -- Nathan Marshall and Jason Marshall, both of Jonesboro, Jordan Marshall of Ravenden, Luther Collins, Steven Collins and Lydia Michelle Laringer, all of Savanna, Ga.; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, 14, Mammoth Spring, was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood, and husband, Bill Martin Jr., of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four stepsisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one stepbrother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mrs. June P. Baer (06/23/05)
Mrs. June P. Baer, 85, of Cherokee Village passed away June 18, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Mrs. Baer was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of James and Aimee Elliott. She was united in marriage to Dexter Baer on Sept. 30, 1944, in Rogers Park, Ill...
John A. Bartolomei (06/14/05)
John A. Bartolomei, age 87, of Cherokee Village died June 6, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Bartolomei was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Aristide and Cecelia Marchi Bartolomei. He graduated from Carthage College in Carthage, Ill., in 1941. ...
George Thomas Vore and Anna Laura Dark-Vore (06/14/05)
Anna Laura Dark-Vore, age 80, died Jan. 12, 2005, and was followed in death shortly thereafter by her husband, George Thomas Vore Jr., age 85, on May 6, 2005. She was born June 10, 1924, in Grandglaise, Ark., to Dewey Dark and Ona Grooms. He was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif., to George Vore Sr. and Sarah Gates...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford, Ark. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Elanor Dzwierznyski (06/23/05)
Eleanor Dzwierzynski, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 8, 2005 at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Caroline Chmielowicz Jakubowski. She married Anthony Dzwierzynski Sept. 27, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an inspector in the auto industry. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith...
Eanos E. Hinson (06/23/05)
Eanos E. Hinson, age 74, of Cave City died June 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 15, 1930, in Evening Shade, Ark., the son of Wesley and Eula Duncan Hinson. He was an electrician, a U.S. Amy veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was of the Methodist faith...
Elaine Cupit George
(06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was the ninth child of 10 children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivor of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tankersley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends...
Carol Lucille Campbell (06/23/05)
Carol Lucille Campbell, 77, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died June 13, 2005, in Jonesboro. She was born April 14, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Lucille Husted Ingham. She worked many years as a gardener and for Wal-Mart in the garden center. She loved to read good novels and the newspaper. She also was an avid fan of the Antique Road Show program and Nascar racing. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Eldon Cotton and Allan Cotton, both of Smithville, and Clyde Cotton of Cave City; two brothers -- Gene Cotton of Abilene, Texas, and Lawrence Cotton of Nacogdoches, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Alford Truman Lowe (06/14/05)
Alford Truman Lowe, 89, formerly of the Thayer, Mo., and Hardy, Ark., area was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Thomas Lowe and Mae Battles Lowe. He died June 3, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 89 years. He was united in marriage March 16, 1940, in Williford, Ark., to Bessie Cooper...
Aletha Bilstad Hale
(06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living of the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Audrey B. Ede (06/30/05)
Audrey B. Ede, 97, of Cherokee Village died June 19, 2005, in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 1, 1907, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of William S. Coulson and Mary Ann Goss Coulson. She was united in marriage to Philip L. Ede in 1935 at Streator. She worked for many years as a tinsmith. Mr. and Mrs. Ede moved to Cherokee Village in 1970 from Alton, Ill. Mr. Ede preceded her in death in 1985. She was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church...