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Obituaries from July 2005

Neva Mae Hefner (07/07/05)
Funeral services for Neva Mae Hefner, 80, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Thayer, were held June 29 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Darrel Lee Jennings (07/07/05)
Darrel Lee Jennings, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of the late Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings. He died June 27, 2005, at Myrtle. He was united in marriage May 26, 1950, in Rockford, Ill., to Doris Peterson. He was a machinist and was employed by Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz. for many years...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/28/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Formerly a resident of Osceola, Ark., he moved to the Williford area five years ago. Ryckman was born March 24, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Harry George Attrill Ryckman and Signe Elvira Larson. ...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/28/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/28/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/28/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/28/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
R.A. Jones (07/28/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/28/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
Linda L. Poorman (07/28/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Davis C. Overton (07/28/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Donald Hale Webb (07/28/05)
Donald Hale Webb, 75, son of the late Orgil Webb and Sarah Hiland Webb, was born July 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He died July 14, 2005, in Batesville. He was united in marriage to Imodean Phillips on July 5, 1950, in Batesville, Ark. To this union three sons were born. Donald was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/28/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
~Born 10-22-1922 -- Died 7-10-2005 Correction: Dow A. Zuke" Sorrell whose obituary appeared in the July 1 issue, was from Gainesville, Texas, not from Gainesville, Mo.
John Boothe Orr (07/28/05)
John Boothe Orr, 42, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away July 24, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Batesville, Ark., the son of J.T. Orr and Mary Sue Boothe Orr. He graduated from Highland High School in 1981. He worked as a farmer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Dawna Jan White (07/28/05)
Dawna Jan White, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Kay Silvey Comstock and the late Darrell Comstock, was born Dec. 20, 1982, in Caney, Kan. She died July 16, 2005, at Salem at the age of 22. She was a 1999 graduate of Viola High School. She married Timothy Wayne White on March 3, 2000, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church of Viola...
J.D. Campbell (07/28/05)
J.D. Campbell, 80, of Evening Shade, died July 19, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Manchester, Tenn. to John D. and Beaulah Evelyn Simmons Campbell. He was a retired plumber and was of the Assembly of God faith...
George (Leon) James (07/28/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Ravenden, Ark., Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was married in Joliet, Ill., on June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Helen Isabel Martin (07/28/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922 in Richfield, Kan., and departed this life on July 19, 2005 at her home in Alvin, Texas. Helen's childhood years were spent in Boise City, Oklahoma during the Great Depression where she experienced the Oklahoma dust bowl. The dust endangered people's lives and that of livestock, and was so thick and strong that it blew into homes, even through closed windows, to the point that their family's clock quit ticking...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (07/28/05)
Charles David "Charley" Rigel, age 62, of Thayer, was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Sharp County, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. He is survived by one sister, Nadine McFann of Wenatchee, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Ransom C. Jones (07/28/05)
Ransom C. Jones, 97, of Cave City, died July 15, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1908, at Cave City to James Arthur and Alice Jackson Jones. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran having served in World War II, retired city marshall and justice of the peace at Cave City. He worked as a bodyguard for Joan Crawford for several years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Harold Robert Green (07/28/05)
Harold Robert Green, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 1, 1915, in Heart, Ark. He departed this life on July 23, 2005, at his home in Salem at the age of 90 years. Harold was united in marriage to Veta Henry on July 1, 1944, in Salem Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a mechanic/welder and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was of the Methodist faith...
Denzel R. Winstead (07/28/05)
Denzel R. Winstead, 95, of Hot Springs, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2005 at his home in Hot Springs. He was born March 10, 1910, in Hardy, Ark., the son of William Pifer and Kate Elkins Winstead. He was a member of Fairdale Baptist Church, chief carpenter mate in World War II Navy "Seabees" 64th Battalion; worked at Oaklawn Race Track for 39 years and was self-employed at Smith Brothers Construction Co...
Minnie Booth Pickens (07/28/05)
Minnie Booth Pickens, 91, died July 17, 2005, at her niece's home in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Ruby Chapter 191 of Eastern Star in Hardy and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last surviving child of the late John and Dora Booth of Williford, Ark...
Raechel M. Weisman (07/28/05)
Raechel M. Weisman, 90, of Ash Flat, died July 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Sidney Marks and Bertha Haas Marks. She was united in marriage to Milton W. Weisman. She was employed as a secretary during her working years...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/21/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/21/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
Ruby A. Wilson (07/21/05)
Ruby A. Wilson, 87, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Dowagiac, Mich., was born Feb. 15, 1918, near Center, Ark., the daughter of John Henry and Edith Ellen Furnace Mann. She died at West Woods of Niles Nursing Home July 9, 2005. In 1938 she was united in marriage to George Alexander Wilson in Arkansas. ...
Ozella Mobley (07/14/05)
Ozella Mobley, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died July 6, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Jim II and Rittia M. Vance Jarrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall (07/14/05)
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall, 86, daughter of the late Ed Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis Taylor was born April 22, 1919, in Sidney, Ark. She died June 25, 2005, in Batesville. She was united in marriage to J.D. Hall on July 17, 1937, and to this union two children were born...
Agnes Buchanan (07/14/05)
Agnes Buchanan, age 90, of Salem, Mo., formerly of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died July 6, 2005 at Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi, Mo. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc of Walnut Ridge, Ark...
Zora Estes Brown (07/14/05)
Zora Estes Brown, of Horseshoe Bend, was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late John Matthew and Dora Agnes Hall Estes. She died July 7, 2005, at Salem at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to William Edward Brown Oct. 26, 1924 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Helen Evans McCurley (07/14/05)
Helen Irene Evans McCurley, 88 daughter of Jeff Evans and Elsie Maddox Evans was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Rush Creek, Ark. She died June 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to James Ewell McCurley May 18, 1934, in Melbourne, until his death in 1997. ...
Virginia Ruth Hobbs (07/14/05)
Virginia Ruth Hobbs, 70, of Thayer, Mo., died July 3, 2005, in Thayer after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Stone County, Mo., the daughter of Edith Pruitt Thomas and the late Charles H. Thomas. She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Lloyd Hobbs...
Frank Gaborik (07/14/05)
Frank Gaborik, 78, was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Fairgrove, Mich., and was the son of the late Martin and Magdelina Gaborik. He died July 6, 2005, in his home in Thayer, Mo. He served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman and technician during World War II...
Virgie Mae Landers (07/14/05)
Virgie Mae Gaston Landers, daughter of the late William Harrison Gaston and Maude Ora Weathers Gaston, was born May 28, 1911, in LaCrosse, Ark. She died June 29, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 94 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris Landers on Nov. 16, 1931, in Salem, Mo., until his death in 1982. To this union two children were born...
Alfred Emmit Crumley (07/14/05)
Alfred Emmit Crumley, 90, of Cave City, died July 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 7, 1914, near Mobley, Ark., to Charles Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was of the Protestant faith...
Audie M. Richardson (07/14/05)
Audie M. Richardson, 79, of Marshall, formerly of Batesville, died July 5, 2005, at the Searcy County Nursing and Rehab Center in Marshall. She was born July 30, 1925, at Dolph, Ark., the daughter of Steve Frank and Lucy Pearl Young Wayland. She was a retired housekeeper, a member of the EH Club at McHue and was of the Baptist faith...
Thomas "Ted" Stone (07/14/05)
Thomas Edward "Ted" Stone, 85, formerly of Thayer, died July 3, 2005, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, the son of John Henry and Josephine Davis Stone. All of the Stones attended the Thayer Pentecostal Church 1915-1940. They enjoyed family gatherings with the Davises, Evans, Skaggs and Brazeals. They fished in Warm Fork, swam in the spring, hunted, played baseball "down in the field" and explored caves...
Robert "R.D" Rogers (07/14/05)
Robert "R.D." Rogers, 83, departed this life on July 5, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following complications from injuries received in an automobile accident on July 1, 2005. Born the second son of E. L. and Maude Owen Rogers on March 23, 1922, at Wirth, Ark., R.D. was united in marriage June 30, 1942, to Rosemary Earls in Hardy, Ark. Rosemary preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2002...
George (Leon) James (07/21/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born in Ravenden, Ark. on Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was united in marriage in Joliet, Ill. June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/21/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/21/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Thomas Browning (07/21/05)
Thomas Morgan Browning, 79, of Horse-shoe Bend died July 8, 2005, after a long illness at the emergency room in the Community Medical Center of Calico Rock. He was born Nov. 5, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Morgan and Betsy Ann Browning, in Gassaway, W. Va. He was united in marriage to June Frances Alderman on Dec. 3, 1949...
Gary Kenneth Delaney (07/21/05)
Gary Kenneth Delaney, 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Jacksonville, Ill., and died July 11, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Payton-Delaney of the home; three children -- Ronald George "Pete" Allen of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Joyce Caylene Jewell of Thayer, Mo. ...
Mary Smithson Estes (07/21/05)
Mary Marjorie Smithson Estes, daugher of the late Hubert Smithson and Cumie Kytle Smithson, was born April 6, 1925, in Gorby, Ark. She died July 11, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage to Charles Harris Estes on April 22, 1942, and to this union three children were born. ...
Meredith Lauren Dixon (07/21/05)
Meredith Lauren Dixon, daughter of Gwendolen Woods Dixon and Luther Keith Dixon, was born June 7, 1984, in Augusta, Ga. She died July 5, 2005, at her home in Melbourne at the age of 21. Meredith was a 2003 graduate of Melbourne High School. At the time of her death she was employed at the Izard County Day Service Center. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church in Melbourne...
Alverta Simington (07/21/05)
Alverta Katherine Simington of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Salem, Ark., was born March 16, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Myrtle M. McMormick Christian. She died July 3, 2005, at Fullerton, Calif., at the age of 84 years...
Donald Wooldridge (07/21/05)
Donald "Sonny" Wooldridge, 68, of Cave City died July 16, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1936, at Cave City, the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Kerr Wooldridge. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/21/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
R.A. Jones (07/21/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Linda L. Poorman (07/21/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/21/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
Davis C. Overton (07/21/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/21/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (07/14/05)
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.. ...
Lillian McWilliams (07/14/05)
The memorial service for Lillian McWilliams, who died Feb. 24, 2005, will be April 2 at 2 p.m. at Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy. All those who remember her are asked to help celebrate her life. Lillian and Bryce McWilliams retired to Cherokee Village from Deer Creek, Ill., in 1971. Bryce died in 1980. Lillian was active in the Lions Club, Christian Women's Club, Lions and Singles Club, she was also an avid card player and enjoyed her yard and flowers at 36 Cherokee Road...
Edith McGowan (07/14/05)
Edith McGowan, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Ihringshausen, Germany, she was the daughter of Andreas and Josefa Grunau. She married Jack McGowan March 13, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. She worked in the retail clothing industry for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Reva Jane Hower (07/14/05)
Reva Jane Hower, 64, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Alton, Mo., and died March 9, 2005, at the St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was an employee at the Alton Bank for over 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim Hower of Alton; two daughters -- Sherrie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., and Angela Rose and husband, Paul, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; two sons -- James W. ...
Charles Spurlock (07/14/05)
Charles Henry Spurlock, 53, of Center died March 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Nov. 15, 1951, at Center he was the son of Archie Clayton and Jennie Lucille Golden Spurlock. He married Regina Mayo, July 28, 1974. He was a paramedic for the Spring River Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village, a volunteer fireman for Center Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ...
Lanell Higginbottom (07/14/05)
Lanell Higginbottom, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 3, 1918, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Charlie C. and Viva L. Thompson Heath. She was a homemaker and a Church of Christ member...
Lottie A. Brandt (07/14/05)
Lottie A. Brandt, 77, died March 11, 2005, in West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Born in Goodlet, Texas, Oct. 13, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sophia Martin Lane. She married Eugene A. Brandt Sept. 18, 1945. She was a Rockford area resident for over 30 years...
James David Cox (07/14/05)
A graveside service for James David Cox, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was March 18 at Arytown Cemetery with Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., in Thayer. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, the son of David George Cox and the late Mattie Mae Hallock Cox in Oregon County, Mo. He died March 16, 2005, in Salem, Ark...
Margaret Jane Gamboe (07/14/05)
Margaret Jane Gamboe, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 15, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert E. Taylor and Jane Nunne Taylor. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1940. She married Lester Gamboe April 21, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kankakee, Ill...
Loni Reimschisel (07/14/05)
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. ...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (07/14/05)
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...
Glenda Cantrell (07/14/05)
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...
Estle J. Crabtree (07/14/05)
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...
James Cruey (07/14/05)
James Washington Cruey, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died March 15, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Bluefield, Va., he was the son of Warnie S. Cruey and Minnie Vincent Cruey. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He was employed at Boeing Aircraft as an inspector. He was married to Ava Tucker Cruey at Hardy...
Joseph T. Miner (07/14/05)
Joseph T. Miner, of Florissant, Mo., died March 6, 2005. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Nellie E. Miner (nee Pingleton) dear father of Donald D. Miner (Michelle), Brenda J. Hodges (nee Miner) (Paul Gauseweg), and the late Joseph Bruce Miner; dear grandfather of Justin, Jacob and Lisa Hodges, and Elizabeth Miner, and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sister, Eunice Miner Newton...
Jean Lee Wilson (07/14/05)
Jean Lee Wilson, 59, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Ocala, Fla., and died March 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Wilson of the home; two children -- John Wilson and wife, Jenny, of Cumming, Ga., and Audrey Purcell and husband, Amos, of Alton; two grandchildren -- Garek and Galen Purcell; her parents -- Willie and Rose Brggs Lee of Florida; five brothers -- George Lee of Alabama, Jim Lee of Georgia, Harold Lee, Donald Lee and Stanley Lee all of Florida; and two sisters -- Edith Smith and Sandra Smith, both of Florida.. ...
Nina Major Coats (07/14/05)
Funeral services for Nina Christine Major Coats, 65, of Salem, Ark., were March 25, 2005, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with the Rev. Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Charles Piper (07/14/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village died March 6, 2005, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born Aug. 15, 1932, in Altamont, Ill., he was the son of Bertha Frost Piper and Charles W. Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper. He served in the Air Force from June 19, 1951, to June 18, 1955 and was employed as an engineer...
Darrel Lee Jennings (07/07/05)
Darrel Lee Jennings, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of the late Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings. He died June 27, 2005, at Myrtle. He was united in marriage May 26, 1950, in Rockford, Ill., to Doris Peterson. He was a machinist and was employed by Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz. for many years...
Neva Mae Hefner (07/07/05)
Funeral services for Neva Mae Hefner, 80, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Thayer, were held June 29 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
~Born 10-22-1922 -- Died 7-10-2005 Correction: Dow A. Zuke" Sorrell whose obituary appeared in the July 1 issue, was from Gainesville, Texas, not from Gainesville, Mo.
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/28/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/28/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/28/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/28/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/28/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
R.A. Jones (07/28/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Linda L. Poorman (07/28/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Davis C. Overton (07/28/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/28/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
John Boothe Orr (07/28/05)
John Boothe Orr, 42, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away July 24, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Batesville, Ark., the son of J.T. Orr and Mary Sue Boothe Orr. He graduated from Highland High School in 1981. He worked as a farmer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Raechel M. Weisman (07/28/05)
Raechel M. Weisman, 90, of Ash Flat, died July 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Sidney Marks and Bertha Haas Marks. She was united in marriage to Milton W. Weisman. She was employed as a secretary during her working years...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/28/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Formerly a resident of Osceola, Ark., he moved to the Williford area five years ago. Ryckman was born March 24, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Harry George Attrill Ryckman and Signe Elvira Larson. ...
Dawna Jan White (07/28/05)
Dawna Jan White, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Kay Silvey Comstock and the late Darrell Comstock, was born Dec. 20, 1982, in Caney, Kan. She died July 16, 2005, at Salem at the age of 22. She was a 1999 graduate of Viola High School. She married Timothy Wayne White on March 3, 2000, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church of Viola...
J.D. Campbell (07/28/05)
J.D. Campbell, 80, of Evening Shade, died July 19, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Manchester, Tenn. to John D. and Beaulah Evelyn Simmons Campbell. He was a retired plumber and was of the Assembly of God faith...
George (Leon) James (07/28/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Ravenden, Ark., Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was married in Joliet, Ill., on June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Helen Isabel Martin (07/28/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922 in Richfield, Kan., and departed this life on July 19, 2005 at her home in Alvin, Texas. Helen's childhood years were spent in Boise City, Oklahoma during the Great Depression where she experienced the Oklahoma dust bowl. The dust endangered people's lives and that of livestock, and was so thick and strong that it blew into homes, even through closed windows, to the point that their family's clock quit ticking...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (07/28/05)
Charles David "Charley" Rigel, age 62, of Thayer, was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Sharp County, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. He is survived by one sister, Nadine McFann of Wenatchee, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Ransom C. Jones (07/28/05)
Ransom C. Jones, 97, of Cave City, died July 15, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1908, at Cave City to James Arthur and Alice Jackson Jones. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran having served in World War II, retired city marshall and justice of the peace at Cave City. He worked as a bodyguard for Joan Crawford for several years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Harold Robert Green (07/28/05)
Harold Robert Green, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 1, 1915, in Heart, Ark. He departed this life on July 23, 2005, at his home in Salem at the age of 90 years. Harold was united in marriage to Veta Henry on July 1, 1944, in Salem Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a mechanic/welder and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was of the Methodist faith...
Denzel R. Winstead (07/28/05)
Denzel R. Winstead, 95, of Hot Springs, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2005 at his home in Hot Springs. He was born March 10, 1910, in Hardy, Ark., the son of William Pifer and Kate Elkins Winstead. He was a member of Fairdale Baptist Church, chief carpenter mate in World War II Navy "Seabees" 64th Battalion; worked at Oaklawn Race Track for 39 years and was self-employed at Smith Brothers Construction Co...
Minnie Booth Pickens (07/28/05)
Minnie Booth Pickens, 91, died July 17, 2005, at her niece's home in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Ruby Chapter 191 of Eastern Star in Hardy and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last surviving child of the late John and Dora Booth of Williford, Ark...
Donald Hale Webb (07/28/05)
Donald Hale Webb, 75, son of the late Orgil Webb and Sarah Hiland Webb, was born July 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He died July 14, 2005, in Batesville. He was united in marriage to Imodean Phillips on July 5, 1950, in Batesville, Ark. To this union three sons were born. Donald was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/21/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
Ruby A. Wilson (07/21/05)
Ruby A. Wilson, 87, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Dowagiac, Mich., was born Feb. 15, 1918, near Center, Ark., the daughter of John Henry and Edith Ellen Furnace Mann. She died at West Woods of Niles Nursing Home July 9, 2005. In 1938 she was united in marriage to George Alexander Wilson in Arkansas. ...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/21/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
Ozella Mobley (07/14/05)
Ozella Mobley, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died July 6, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Jim II and Rittia M. Vance Jarrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall (07/14/05)
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall, 86, daughter of the late Ed Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis Taylor was born April 22, 1919, in Sidney, Ark. She died June 25, 2005, in Batesville. She was united in marriage to J.D. Hall on July 17, 1937, and to this union two children were born...
Robert "R.D" Rogers (07/14/05)
Robert "R.D." Rogers, 83, departed this life on July 5, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following complications from injuries received in an automobile accident on July 1, 2005. Born the second son of E. L. and Maude Owen Rogers on March 23, 1922, at Wirth, Ark., R.D. was united in marriage June 30, 1942, to Rosemary Earls in Hardy, Ark. Rosemary preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2002...
Thomas "Ted" Stone (07/14/05)
Thomas Edward "Ted" Stone, 85, formerly of Thayer, died July 3, 2005, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, the son of John Henry and Josephine Davis Stone. All of the Stones attended the Thayer Pentecostal Church 1915-1940. They enjoyed family gatherings with the Davises, Evans, Skaggs and Brazeals. They fished in Warm Fork, swam in the spring, hunted, played baseball "down in the field" and explored caves...
Audie M. Richardson (07/14/05)
Audie M. Richardson, 79, of Marshall, formerly of Batesville, died July 5, 2005, at the Searcy County Nursing and Rehab Center in Marshall. She was born July 30, 1925, at Dolph, Ark., the daughter of Steve Frank and Lucy Pearl Young Wayland. She was a retired housekeeper, a member of the EH Club at McHue and was of the Baptist faith...
Alfred Emmit Crumley (07/14/05)
Alfred Emmit Crumley, 90, of Cave City, died July 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 7, 1914, near Mobley, Ark., to Charles Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was of the Protestant faith...
Zora Estes Brown (07/14/05)
Zora Estes Brown, of Horseshoe Bend, was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late John Matthew and Dora Agnes Hall Estes. She died July 7, 2005, at Salem at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to William Edward Brown Oct. 26, 1924 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Helen Evans McCurley (07/14/05)
Helen Irene Evans McCurley, 88 daughter of Jeff Evans and Elsie Maddox Evans was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Rush Creek, Ark. She died June 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to James Ewell McCurley May 18, 1934, in Melbourne, until his death in 1997. ...
Virginia Ruth Hobbs (07/14/05)
Virginia Ruth Hobbs, 70, of Thayer, Mo., died July 3, 2005, in Thayer after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Stone County, Mo., the daughter of Edith Pruitt Thomas and the late Charles H. Thomas. She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Lloyd Hobbs...
Agnes Buchanan (07/14/05)
Agnes Buchanan, age 90, of Salem, Mo., formerly of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died July 6, 2005 at Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi, Mo. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc of Walnut Ridge, Ark...
Frank Gaborik (07/14/05)
Frank Gaborik, 78, was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Fairgrove, Mich., and was the son of the late Martin and Magdelina Gaborik. He died July 6, 2005, in his home in Thayer, Mo. He served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman and technician during World War II...
Virgie Mae Landers (07/14/05)
Virgie Mae Gaston Landers, daughter of the late William Harrison Gaston and Maude Ora Weathers Gaston, was born May 28, 1911, in LaCrosse, Ark. She died June 29, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 94 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris Landers on Nov. 16, 1931, in Salem, Mo., until his death in 1982. To this union two children were born...
Thomas Browning (07/21/05)
Thomas Morgan Browning, 79, of Horse-shoe Bend died July 8, 2005, after a long illness at the emergency room in the Community Medical Center of Calico Rock. He was born Nov. 5, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Morgan and Betsy Ann Browning, in Gassaway, W. Va. He was united in marriage to June Frances Alderman on Dec. 3, 1949...
Donald Wooldridge (07/21/05)
Donald "Sonny" Wooldridge, 68, of Cave City died July 16, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1936, at Cave City, the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Kerr Wooldridge. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Gary Kenneth Delaney (07/21/05)
Gary Kenneth Delaney, 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Jacksonville, Ill., and died July 11, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Payton-Delaney of the home; three children -- Ronald George "Pete" Allen of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Joyce Caylene Jewell of Thayer, Mo. ...
Mary Smithson Estes (07/21/05)
Mary Marjorie Smithson Estes, daugher of the late Hubert Smithson and Cumie Kytle Smithson, was born April 6, 1925, in Gorby, Ark. She died July 11, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage to Charles Harris Estes on April 22, 1942, and to this union three children were born. ...
Alverta Simington (07/21/05)
Alverta Katherine Simington of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Salem, Ark., was born March 16, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Myrtle M. McMormick Christian. She died July 3, 2005, at Fullerton, Calif., at the age of 84 years...
George (Leon) James (07/21/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born in Ravenden, Ark. on Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was united in marriage in Joliet, Ill. June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Meredith Lauren Dixon (07/21/05)
Meredith Lauren Dixon, daughter of Gwendolen Woods Dixon and Luther Keith Dixon, was born June 7, 1984, in Augusta, Ga. She died July 5, 2005, at her home in Melbourne at the age of 21. Meredith was a 2003 graduate of Melbourne High School. At the time of her death she was employed at the Izard County Day Service Center. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church in Melbourne...
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/21/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/21/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/21/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/21/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Davis C. Overton (07/21/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/21/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
Linda L. Poorman (07/21/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
R.A. Jones (07/21/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (07/14/05)
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...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (07/14/05)
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.. ...
Glenda Cantrell (07/14/05)
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...
Estle J. Crabtree (07/14/05)
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...
Margaret Jane Gamboe (07/14/05)
Margaret Jane Gamboe, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 15, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert E. Taylor and Jane Nunne Taylor. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1940. She married Lester Gamboe April 21, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kankakee, Ill...
James David Cox (07/14/05)
A graveside service for James David Cox, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was March 18 at Arytown Cemetery with Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., in Thayer. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, the son of David George Cox and the late Mattie Mae Hallock Cox in Oregon County, Mo. He died March 16, 2005, in Salem, Ark...
Lanell Higginbottom (07/14/05)
Lanell Higginbottom, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 3, 1918, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Charlie C. and Viva L. Thompson Heath. She was a homemaker and a Church of Christ member...
Charles Spurlock (07/14/05)
Charles Henry Spurlock, 53, of Center died March 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Nov. 15, 1951, at Center he was the son of Archie Clayton and Jennie Lucille Golden Spurlock. He married Regina Mayo, July 28, 1974. He was a paramedic for the Spring River Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village, a volunteer fireman for Center Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ...
Reva Jane Hower (07/14/05)
Reva Jane Hower, 64, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Alton, Mo., and died March 9, 2005, at the St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was an employee at the Alton Bank for over 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim Hower of Alton; two daughters -- Sherrie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., and Angela Rose and husband, Paul, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; two sons -- James W. ...
Edith McGowan (07/14/05)
Edith McGowan, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Ihringshausen, Germany, she was the daughter of Andreas and Josefa Grunau. She married Jack McGowan March 13, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. She worked in the retail clothing industry for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Lillian McWilliams (07/14/05)
The memorial service for Lillian McWilliams, who died Feb. 24, 2005, will be April 2 at 2 p.m. at Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy. All those who remember her are asked to help celebrate her life. Lillian and Bryce McWilliams retired to Cherokee Village from Deer Creek, Ill., in 1971. Bryce died in 1980. Lillian was active in the Lions Club, Christian Women's Club, Lions and Singles Club, she was also an avid card player and enjoyed her yard and flowers at 36 Cherokee Road...
Loni Reimschisel (07/14/05)
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. ...
Lottie A. Brandt (07/14/05)
Lottie A. Brandt, 77, died March 11, 2005, in West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Born in Goodlet, Texas, Oct. 13, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sophia Martin Lane. She married Eugene A. Brandt Sept. 18, 1945. She was a Rockford area resident for over 30 years...
James Cruey (07/14/05)
James Washington Cruey, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died March 15, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Bluefield, Va., he was the son of Warnie S. Cruey and Minnie Vincent Cruey. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He was employed at Boeing Aircraft as an inspector. He was married to Ava Tucker Cruey at Hardy...
Nina Major Coats (07/14/05)
Funeral services for Nina Christine Major Coats, 65, of Salem, Ark., were March 25, 2005, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with the Rev. Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Joseph T. Miner (07/14/05)
Joseph T. Miner, of Florissant, Mo., died March 6, 2005. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Nellie E. Miner (nee Pingleton) dear father of Donald D. Miner (Michelle), Brenda J. Hodges (nee Miner) (Paul Gauseweg), and the late Joseph Bruce Miner; dear grandfather of Justin, Jacob and Lisa Hodges, and Elizabeth Miner, and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sister, Eunice Miner Newton...
Jean Lee Wilson (07/14/05)
Jean Lee Wilson, 59, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Ocala, Fla., and died March 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Wilson of the home; two children -- John Wilson and wife, Jenny, of Cumming, Ga., and Audrey Purcell and husband, Amos, of Alton; two grandchildren -- Garek and Galen Purcell; her parents -- Willie and Rose Brggs Lee of Florida; five brothers -- George Lee of Alabama, Jim Lee of Georgia, Harold Lee, Donald Lee and Stanley Lee all of Florida; and two sisters -- Edith Smith and Sandra Smith, both of Florida.. ...
Charles Piper (07/14/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village died March 6, 2005, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born Aug. 15, 1932, in Altamont, Ill., he was the son of Bertha Frost Piper and Charles W. Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper. He served in the Air Force from June 19, 1951, to June 18, 1955 and was employed as an engineer...
Zora Estes Brown (07/12/05)
Zora Estes Brown, of Horseshoe Bend was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Agnos, daughter of the late John Matthew and Dora Agnes Hall Estes. She died July 7, 2005, at Salem at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to William Edward Brown Oct. 26, 1924, as Ash Flat, and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Virgie M. Landers (07/12/05)
Virgie Mae Gaston Landers, daughter of the late William Harrison Gaston and Maude Ora Weathers Gaston, was born May 28, 1911, in LaCrosse, Ark. She died June 29, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 94 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris Landers on Nov. ...
Thomas Morgan Browning (07/19/05)
Thomas Morgan Browning, 79, of Horse-shoe Bend died July 8, 2005, after a long illness at the emergency room in the Community Medical Center of Calico Rock. He was born Nov. 5, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Morgan and Betsy Ann Browning, in Gassaway, W. Va. He was united in marriage to June Frances Alderman on Dec. 3, 1949...
Stella Irene Mann (07/12/05)
Stella Irene Mann, 89, Cherokee Village went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ July 1, 2005 in Fulton County Hospital in Salem of natural causes. She was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Needles, Calif., to Grover and Eva (Owings) Winton who preceded her in death. She was an avid reader, crafter and was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Ruby Wilson (07/19/05)
Ruby A. Wilson,87, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Dowagiac, Mich., was born Feb. 15, 1918, near Center, Ark., the daughter of John Henry and Edith Ellen Furnace Mann. She died at West Woods of Niles Nursing Home July 9, 2005. In 1938 she was united in marriage to George Alexander Wilson in Arkansas. ...
Raechel M. Weisman (07/26/05)
Raechel M. Weisman, 90, of Ash Flat, died July 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Sidney Marks and Bertha Haas Marks. She was united in marriage to Milton M. Weisman. He preceded her in death. She was employed as a secretary during her working years...
Ransom C. Jones (07/26/05)
Ransom C. Jones, 97, of Cave City died July 15, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1908, at Cave City to James Arthur and Alice Jackson Jones. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran having served in World War II, retired city marshall and justice of the peace at Cave City. He worked as a bodyguard for Joan Crawford for several years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Ozella Mobley (07/12/05)
Ozella Mobley, 92, of Cave City, died July 6 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Poughkeepsie to Jim II and Rittia M. Vance Jarrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons -- Jim H. ...
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall (07/12/05)
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall, 86, daughter of the late Ed Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis Taylor was born April 22, 1919, in Sidney, Ark. She died June 25, 2005, in Batesville. She was united in marriage to J.D. Hall on July 17, 1937, and to this union two children were born. Ola was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Minnie Booth Pickens (07/26/05)
Minnie Booth Pickens, 91, died July 17, 2005, at her nieces home in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Ruby Chapter 191 of Eastern Star in Hardy and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last surviving child of the late John and Dora Booth of Williford...
Linda L. Poorman (07/19/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener (07/19/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2004, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener II of Cherokee Village...
J.D. Campbell (07/26/05)
J.D. Campbell, 80, of Evening Shade, died July 19, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Manchester, Tenn. to John D. and Beaulah Evelyn Simmons Campbell. He was a retired plumber and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Helen Evans McCurley (07/12/05)
Helen Irene Evans McCurley, 88, daughter of the late Jeff Evans and Elsie Maddox Evans, was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Rush Creek, Ark. She died June 28, 2005, in Calico Rock. She was united in marriage to James Ewell McCurley on May 18, 1934, in Melbourne, until his death in 1997. ...
Herbert Attrill Ryckman (07/26/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, died July 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Formerly a resident of Osceola, he moved to the Williford area five years ago. Ryckman was born March 24, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Harry George Attrill Ryckman and Signe Elvira Larson. He was united in marriage to Helen Kriss on Feb. 11, 1944, while on duty with the United States Navy in Cleveland, Ohio. Helen preceded him in death in 1986 after 42 years of marriage...
George Leo James (07/19/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born in Ravenden, Ark. on Dec. 12, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was united in marriage in Joliet, Ill. June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Donald "Sonny" Wooldridge (07/19/05)
Donald "Sonny" Wooldridge, 68, of Cave City died July 16, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1936, at Cave City, the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Kerr Wooldridge. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Dawna Jan White (07/26/05)
Dawna Jan White, of Viola, daughter of Kay Silvey Comstock and the late Darrell Comstock, was born Dec. 20, 1982, in Caney, Kan. She died July 16, 2005, at Salem at the age of 22. She was a 1999 graduate of Viola High School. She married Timothy Wayne White on March 3, 2000, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church of Viola...
Donald Hale Webb (07/26/05)
Donald Hale Webb, 75, son of the late Orgil Web and Sarah Hiland Webb, was born July 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant. He died July 14, 2005, in Batesville. He was united in marriage to Imodean Phillips on July 5, 1950, in Batesville. To this union three sons were born. Donald was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Alfred Emmit Crumley (07/12/05)
Alfred Emmit Crumley, 90, of Cave City, died July 5, 2005,at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 7, 1914, near Mobley, Ark., to Charles Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was of the Protestant faith...