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Obituaries from August 2005

Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla. She was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Mabel Jayne Rogers (08/04/05)
Mabel Jayne Rogers, 63, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Verlin and Nellie Cordlia Springer Taylor was born June 23, 1942, in Iuka, Ark. She departed this life July 30, 2005, at her home in Elizabeth. She was united in marriage to Roy Gene Rogers on May 25, 1962, at Gainesville, Mo., and to this union four children were born. She was of the Baptist faith...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (08/04/05)
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...
Paul William Schuster (08/04/05)
Paul William Schuster, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo., the son of the late George Schuster and Artie Weaver Schuster. He died July 25, 2005, in Springfield. He was married on Nov. 1, 1957 in West Plains to Doris Ann Davidson Mondy, who preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2003...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa., daughter of Everett and Mary Truxal Hodges. She was married to Paul Butsch June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a long time member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall, died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. ...
Michael Duane Casey (08/04/05)
Michael Duane Casey, age 24, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 28, 1980, in West Plains, Mo., and died July 22, 2005, near Hardy, Ark. He was a 1998 graduate of the Thayer High School and was employed by BNSF railroad. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him...
Norman Freeman (08/04/05)
Norman Thomas Freeman, 80, was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Newport, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Freeman and Nettie Mae Tate Freeman. He departed this life on July 28, 2005, at the Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem, Ark. He was married to Laura Minnie Harlow on July 30, 1947, in Lawrence, Mich., and to this union six children were born...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 28, 2005, in Paragould, Ark. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include J.W. ...
Leroy Ivey (08/04/05)
Leroy Ivey, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on the family farm in rural Mammoth Spring on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Earl Ivey and Esther Faye Earls Ivey. He departed this life very near his birthplace on July 26, 2005. He was united in marriage on May 21, 1960, to Meda Phenix. To this union three children were born, Donna Irene, Ricky Lee and Kathy Lynn...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy, Ark., died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Frederick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed at Sears for many years where he worked as a service man. He was a World War II Veteran having served with the Merchant Marines...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Harlin F. Parnell (08/04/05)
Harlin F. Parnell, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1925, in Mammoth Spring, the son of the late James Henry Parnell and Elsie Mary Loeffler Parnell. He departed this life July 30, 2005, in Springdale, Ark. He was married Sept. 21, 1952, in Thayer to Robbie Nell Stark. ...
Alex G. Billingsley (08/04/05)
Alex Gillespie Billingsley 40, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born July 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Ark., the son of Earnest Leroy Billingsley and Joan Douglas Billingsley. He died July 24, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Sept. 1, 2000 in Baldwin County, Ala. to Donna Allen...
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen (08/04/05)
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 10, 2005, at the VA Hospital. He was born in Thayer, Mo., On March 25, 1924. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 59 years; five cildren, eight grandchildren, and seven geat-grandchld. The funeral service and visitation was held at Phoenix Memorial Motuary. Interment was at Phoenix Memorial Park...
Peter John Ballard (08/04/05)
Peter John Ballard, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 29, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joe Hoy Ballard and Barbara Anne (Gerry) Ballard. During his working years he worked as a computer manager for the Department of Defense...
William Sam Curry (08/25/05)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Sam Curry, 81, of Hardy with held Aug. 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Floyd Rikard and Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born the son of the late William McKinley Curry and Allie Collins Curry Ivey on May 11, 1924 in Sharp County, near Wirth, and died Aug. 14, 2005, in Hardy...
Eva Powell (08/25/05)
Eva Gretchen Powell, 90 of Thayer died Aug. 14, 2005 in Milton, Fla. She was born the daughter of the late William Jacob Warren and Dora Young Warren on Oct. 30, 1914 in Coeta, Okla. She was united in marriage March 12, 1940, in Yuma, Az., to John Kelsoe Powell II, who preceded her in death July 30,1984...
Joyce Rice (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Joyce VeNette Rice, 79, of Mammoth Spring were held Aug. 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Lee Hollis officiating. She was born the daughter of the late T.R. Snyder and Charlotte Louise Pierce Snyder on Sept. 12, 1925, in Scott City, Kan. and died Aug. 14, 2005, in West Plains, Mo...
Tony Ray Robbins (08/25/05)
Tony Ray Robbins, of Pineville, son of Lanetta Ruth Stephens Taylor and the late Duell Robbins, was born July 14, 1958, in Salem. He died Aug. 16, 2005, in Mountain Home Ark., at the age of 47 years. He leaves to morn his passing, his girlfriend, Brenda Bedwell of Pineville, Ark., one son, Duell Robbins and wife Sarah of Conway, Ark., one daughter, Amanda Bryant and husband Peter of West Plains. ...
David Harold Lembach (08/25/05)
David Harold Lembach, 77, of Hardy formerly of St. Louis, Mo. died Aug. 11, 2005 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in St Louis. He worked as a food inspector for the State Health Department of St Louis for 20 years. He was also in the Marines, having served during the Korean War...
Frances Ann Alford (08/25/05)
Francis "Fran" Ann Alford, 58, of Centrailia, Mo., formerly of Thayer was born June 9, 1947, in Jonesboro, Ark. and died Aug. 10, 2005 in Centrailia, Mo. She was the daughter of Vernon Cecil Finley Sr. and Helen Virginia McCabe Williams. She was a dispatcher and court clerk for the Police Department for the city of Centrailia and was a member of the Missouri State Court Clerk Association. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Constance I. (Connie) Mask (08/25/05)
Constance I. (Connie) Mask of Viola, daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Agnes Marie (Krynick) Rolewicz, was born March 21, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She died Aug. 16, 2005, in Salem at the age of 74 years. Connie was united in marriage to Edward William Mask July 8, 1946, at Salem and to this union seven children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith...
Ida May Redburn (08/25/05)
Ida May Redburn, 89, of Alton, Mo. was born May 14, 1916, in Shannon County, Mo. and died Aug. 10, 2005, at Parkland Care Center in Wentzville, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Sullivan of St. Peters, Mo.; one granddaughter, Robin and husband, Jeffery; four great-grandchildren, Tim and his fiancee, Megan, Sarah Diana, Bruce Eugene and Jeffrey Aaron, three step-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Christian and Kayla and numerous other relatives and friends...
Bobby Joe Tate (08/25/05)
Bobby Joe Tate, son of the late Stanley Joseph Tate and Ova McCollum Tate, was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Franklin. He died Aug. 19, 2005, in Batesville at the age of 61 years. Tate was united in marriage to Lois Vaughn on March 28, 1962, in Violet Hill. ...
Hilda Madeline Roush (08/25/05)
Hilda Madeline Villneff Rouse, daughter of the late George Villneff and Hilda D. Andrews Villneff, was born May 27, 1927, in Detroit, Mich. She died Aug. 9, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 78 years. Madeline was united in marriage to Russell Robert Roush on Feb. 23, 1952. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Trimble Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Doyle Blackburn (08/25/05)
Doyle Blackburn was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Fulton County, Ark. His parents were William Alonzo and Laura Powell Blackburn. He passed away at his home in Thayer, Aug. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Annie Blackburn; first wife Oneida Blackburn; son-in-law, Bobby Ray Pender; sister, Dorotha Blackburn; brothers, Lloyd and Cletus Blackburn; stepsister and family, Lola and Lloyd Benton and their son, Jimmy Benton; in -laws, Lee and Lelia Reynolds and Lorine and Arthur Wells; and their infant son, Bennie Lee; and Mary Jane Goans.. ...
Millard Lloyd Taylor (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Millard Lloyd Taylor, 87, of Mammoth Spring, were held Aug. 19 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Wayne Hurst officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of the late John Taylor and Lottie Stinnett Taylor on Nov. 16, 1917, in Mammoth Spring and departed this life Aug. 14, 2005, in Salem, Ark. at the age of 87 years...
Junior B. Sisco (08/25/05)
Junior B. Sisco, age 79 of Alton was born March 26, 1926, in Oregon County and died Aug. 15, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include his wife May Mounger-Sisco; three daughters Maria Bryant, Kathy Doss and Dorothy Dawson; six sons, Butch, Kenny, Dorlas, Rick, Rob and Jimmy Sisco; one stepson Lester Rackley; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Anna May Crass (08/25/05)
Anna May Crass, 73, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 22, 1931, and died Aug. 7, 2005 at her home. Survivors include: two daughters, Terry Harper and husband Tracy of Pomona, Mo., Pamela Kennicott of West Plains, Mo.; one son, Jerry Crass and wife, Reta of West Plains; one brother, James Herman Strain of Florrisant, Mo.; six grandchldren, six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends...
William Lyon Whitaker (08/25/05)
William Lyon Whitaker of Salem, son of the late Louis Henry Whitaker and Georgia Francis (Frankie) Workman Whitaker, was born March 16, 1925, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 17, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Betty K. ...
Patsy Douglas (08/25/05)
Patsy Douglas, 62, of Jefferson City, Mo. died June 13, 2005 at St. Marys Health Center. Douglas was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Martinez, Calif. She was a 1960 graduate of Alton High School and was a meat wrapper at Schulte's Fresh Foods for 30 years, She was a hard worker who enjoyed reading and yard work and was generous to all...
Mirtie Taylor (08/11/05)
Mirtie Taylor, 81, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 13, 1924, at Evening Shade, to Robert and Maggie Gammill Williams. She was a nurse's aid, homemaker and member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City...
Jerry Morris Johnson (08/11/05)
Jerry Morris Johnson, age 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 6, 1942, in Monett, Ark., and passed away July 30 at his home in Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Johnson of the home in Mammoth Spring; two daughters -- Sevia Miller and husband Mark, and Amanda Johnson; three sons Carl Johnson, Jerry Johnson and wife, Thresa and Floyd Johnson and wife, Crystal; one sister, Wanda Bailey; one brother, Freddie Greathouse; ten grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Helen Martin Jenkins (08/11/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922, in Richfield, Kan., and died 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...
Gladys M. Kozar (08/11/05)
Gladys M. Kozar, 92, of Hardy, Ark., passed away July 28, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Fenneville, Mich., the daughter of John Wesley Werner and Nellie Lawton Werner. She married George Kozar on Nov. 14, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Mich...
Perry Lynn Gray (08/11/05)
Perry Lynn Gray, 52, of Emenince, Mo., formerly of Manila, died July 25 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Ark. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Jerome Gray and was a longtime Manila resident before making his home in Missouri. He was a farmer and business entrepreneur having co-founded the "Bull Bust" in Jonesboro as well as other businesses in Arkansas and Missouri. He was of the Mehodist faith...
Teddy Joe Davis (08/11/05)
Teddy Joe Davis, 75, of Ada, Okla., was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Ray-mond E. "Fat" Davis and Verna "Johnnie" Cousins Davis. He died Aug. 1, 2005, in Ada, Okla. He was united in marriage on Jan. 31, 1947, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Nina Simpson...
Richard James Burdick (08/11/05)
~Died 8-7-2005 Richard James Burdick, 64. of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 7 2005, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
William "Hub" Haley (08/11/05)
William Dean "Hub" Haley of St. Matthews, S.C., died Aug. 1, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Batesville, Ark., the son of the late William Virgil and Agnes Stewart Haley of Ash Flat. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church at St. Matthews...
John W. Carpenter (08/11/05)
John W. Carpenter, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Aug. 2, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, at Burnet, Texas, to Johnny William and Mae Belle (Marshall) Carpenter. He served in the Army National Guard, worked for the Sharp County Road Department for 26 years and was of the Baptist faith...
John A. Orin (08/11/05)
John A. Orin, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 11, 1918, in Merrill, Wis., the son of George and Dora Orin. He was married to Louise Moor on June 10, 1944. Orin served in the Unied States Navy during World War II...
Emily A. Andreae (08/11/05)
Emily A. Andreae, 87, of Hardy, died Aug. 1, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Sharp County near Ravenden to Henry Christian Hirsch and Henretta (Lotz) Hirsch. She grew up on a farm near Oak Grove #5, a one-room school, and attended Williford School...
"Nana" Shaddix (08/11/05)
"Nana" Imogene McKissack Shaddix, daughter of the late Jim Ned McKissack and Mary Elizabeth Hardage McKissack, was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Streetman, Texas. She departed this life on July 27, 2005, in Oxford, Ark. at the age of 88 years. "Nana" was united in marriage to James T. ...
Margret Ethel Newsom (08/11/05)
Margaret Ethel Newsom, 66, of Mammoth Spring, was born Jan. 21, 1939, the daughter of Willie Lee Williams and Beala Elva Taylor Williams. She was one of nine girls. Margaret along with her sisters, was raised by a mother who lived for her family and church, the First Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring...
Buddie Joe Glazier (08/11/05)
Buddie (Bud) Joe Glazier, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Bransville, Mo., the son of Vernie Glazier and Mildred (Beu) Glazier. He was employed in the education field and was a retired school administrator...
Richard James Burdick (08/18/05)
Richard James Burdick, 64, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Ozark Acres, died Aug. 7, 2005, at his home. Burdick was born Dec. 29, 1940. He was the son of Richard M. and Muriel Burdick. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He moved to this area nine years ago from Denver, Colo. He was of the Baptist faith...
William E. Scott (08/18/05)
William E. Scott, 66 of Cherokee Village, formerly of Alpha, Ill., died July 28, 2005 in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Walter and Celina Lambin Scott. He married Mardena Trout on March 29, 1960, in Oneida, Ill...
Donald L. Merdian (08/18/05)
Donald L. "Don" Merdian, 74, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 8, 2005, at his home. Merdian was born on May 28, 1931, in Henry, Ill., the son of John and Anna (Holler) Merdian. He was united in marriage to Lois More on Oct. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. Merdian served in the United States Army in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. ...
Theodore P. Rathman (08/18/05)
Theodore (Ted) Preston Rathman of Cherokee Village died Aug. 10, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Dec. 22, 1913, in Hudson, Ill., the son of Bert and Pearl Rathman. He retired from R. G. LeTourneau Earth Moving Machinery Company in 1978. He was a long time member of the First Church of God, Thayer, Mo., and a lifetime member of the Gideon Society...
Phil Iwan Howell (08/18/05)
Funeral services for Phil Iwan Howell, 33, of Mammoth Spring was held Aug. 17, 2005 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Jamie Alexander officiating. He was born the son of Carole J. Hames Howell on June 19, 1972, in Salem, Ark. and departed this life Aug. 13, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 33 years...
Caris Hatfield (08/18/05)
Caris Norwood "Skip" Hatfield, 99 formerly lived in Cherokee Village for 18 years. Caris lacked 20 days reaching his 100th birthday. He was born in the Oklahoma Territory before it became a state in Wakita, Okla., on Aug. 5, 1905. He died on July 16, 2005...
Edward Sights (08/18/05)
Edward (Ed) Dow Sights, 81, of 129 Easy Street, died Aug 9, 2005, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village and Princeton, Ill. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Linneus, Mo., to Robert and Gladys McCune Sights. He married Marilyn Couch in Troy, Kansas on Sept. 1, 1946. She survives...
Laverne Redding (08/18/05)
Laverne Pauline Redding, 66, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 8 2005, in Horseshoe Bend.She was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Rossville, Kan., the daughter of Joe Curwick and Virginia (Bivins) Curwick. She worked as a cook.Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Poteete and her husband Willie of Horseshoe Bend, and Anna May Taylor and her husband of Tillamook, Ore.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.No services are planned at this time.Arrangements were under the direction of the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.. ...
Lucas W. Boze (08/18/05)
Funeral services for Lucas "Luke" Webster Boze, 26, of Alton were held Aug. 14 at the Riverton Baptist Church in Alton, with Brother Bob Caldwell officiating with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. He was born the son of Douglas Webster Boze and Carla Jean Beardshear Boze on Jan. 20, 1979, in Salem, Ark., and died Aug. 9, 2005, in New Orleans...
Joseph W. Slagley (08/18/05)
Joseph Wylie Slagley of Salem, son of Shelby Dee and Virginia Faye (Jones) Slagley, was born Jan. 29, 1967, in Newport, Ark. He departed this life on Aug. 10, 2005, in Salem at the age of 38. He was united in marriage to April Dawn Keck on May 10, 2005, at Camp, Ark. He spent his working years as a welder. He was a member of the Swifton Assembly of God Church and served in the Army National Guard...
Margaret L. Davis (08/18/05)
Margaret Lorraine Davis, 72, of Ash Flat died Aug. 12, 2005, at her home. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn. the daughter of James Asa Ham and Margaret Louise (Hill) Ham. She had worked as an LPN in the Memphis area before moving to Arkansas...
E. Leroy Billingsley (08/04/05)
Earnest Leroy Billingsley, 61, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 21, 1944, in Walcott, Ark., the son of the late Earnest G. Billingsley and Mammie L. Bussle. He died July 24, 2005, in Fryatt, Ark. He was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1964, in Lonoke, Ark., to Joan Douglas. He was a ranch foreman for Ralph, J.C. and Paul Brewer for many years and was also employed by Russell Heating and Air...
Mabel Jayne Rogers (08/04/05)
Mabel Jayne Rogers, 63, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Verlin and Nellie Cordlia Springer Taylor was born June 23, 1942, in Iuka, Ark. She departed this life July 30, 2005, at her home in Elizabeth. She was united in marriage to Roy Gene Rogers on May 25, 1962, at Gainesville, Mo., and to this union four children were born. She was of the Baptist faith...
Paul William Schuster (08/04/05)
Paul William Schuster, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo., the son of the late George Schuster and Artie Weaver Schuster. He died July 25, 2005, in Springfield. He was married on Nov. 1, 1957 in West Plains to Doris Ann Davidson Mondy, who preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2003...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa., daughter of Everett and Mary Truxal Hodges. She was married to Paul Butsch June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a long time member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Michael Duane Casey (08/04/05)
Michael Duane Casey, age 24, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 28, 1980, in West Plains, Mo., and died July 22, 2005, near Hardy, Ark. He was a 1998 graduate of the Thayer High School and was employed by BNSF railroad. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him...
Norman Freeman (08/04/05)
Norman Thomas Freeman, 80, was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Newport, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Freeman and Nettie Mae Tate Freeman. He departed this life on July 28, 2005, at the Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem, Ark. He was married to Laura Minnie Harlow on July 30, 1947, in Lawrence, Mich., and to this union six children were born...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 28, 2005, in Paragould, Ark. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include J.W. ...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (08/04/05)
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...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall, died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. ...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy, Ark., died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Frederick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed at Sears for many years where he worked as a service man. He was a World War II Veteran having served with the Merchant Marines...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Leroy Ivey (08/04/05)
Leroy Ivey, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on the family farm in rural Mammoth Spring on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Earl Ivey and Esther Faye Earls Ivey. He departed this life very near his birthplace on July 26, 2005. He was united in marriage on May 21, 1960, to Meda Phenix. To this union three children were born, Donna Irene, Ricky Lee and Kathy Lynn...
Harlin F. Parnell (08/04/05)
Harlin F. Parnell, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1925, in Mammoth Spring, the son of the late James Henry Parnell and Elsie Mary Loeffler Parnell. He departed this life July 30, 2005, in Springdale, Ark. He was married Sept. 21, 1952, in Thayer to Robbie Nell Stark. ...
Alex G. Billingsley (08/04/05)
Alex Gillespie Billingsley 40, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born July 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Ark., the son of Earnest Leroy Billingsley and Joan Douglas Billingsley. He died July 24, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Sept. 1, 2000 in Baldwin County, Ala. to Donna Allen...
Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla. She was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen (08/04/05)
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 10, 2005, at the VA Hospital. He was born in Thayer, Mo., On March 25, 1924. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 59 years; five cildren, eight grandchildren, and seven geat-grandchld. The funeral service and visitation was held at Phoenix Memorial Motuary. Interment was at Phoenix Memorial Park...
Peter John Ballard (08/04/05)
Peter John Ballard, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 29, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joe Hoy Ballard and Barbara Anne (Gerry) Ballard. During his working years he worked as a computer manager for the Department of Defense...
Eva Powell (08/25/05)
Eva Gretchen Powell, 90 of Thayer died Aug. 14, 2005 in Milton, Fla. She was born the daughter of the late William Jacob Warren and Dora Young Warren on Oct. 30, 1914 in Coeta, Okla. She was united in marriage March 12, 1940, in Yuma, Az., to John Kelsoe Powell II, who preceded her in death July 30,1984...
Constance I. (Connie) Mask (08/25/05)
Constance I. (Connie) Mask of Viola, daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Agnes Marie (Krynick) Rolewicz, was born March 21, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She died Aug. 16, 2005, in Salem at the age of 74 years. Connie was united in marriage to Edward William Mask July 8, 1946, at Salem and to this union seven children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith...
Joyce Rice (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Joyce VeNette Rice, 79, of Mammoth Spring were held Aug. 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Lee Hollis officiating. She was born the daughter of the late T.R. Snyder and Charlotte Louise Pierce Snyder on Sept. 12, 1925, in Scott City, Kan. and died Aug. 14, 2005, in West Plains, Mo...
Tony Ray Robbins (08/25/05)
Tony Ray Robbins, of Pineville, son of Lanetta Ruth Stephens Taylor and the late Duell Robbins, was born July 14, 1958, in Salem. He died Aug. 16, 2005, in Mountain Home Ark., at the age of 47 years. He leaves to morn his passing, his girlfriend, Brenda Bedwell of Pineville, Ark., one son, Duell Robbins and wife Sarah of Conway, Ark., one daughter, Amanda Bryant and husband Peter of West Plains. ...
Hilda Madeline Roush (08/25/05)
Hilda Madeline Villneff Rouse, daughter of the late George Villneff and Hilda D. Andrews Villneff, was born May 27, 1927, in Detroit, Mich. She died Aug. 9, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 78 years. Madeline was united in marriage to Russell Robert Roush on Feb. 23, 1952. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Trimble Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Frances Ann Alford (08/25/05)
Francis "Fran" Ann Alford, 58, of Centrailia, Mo., formerly of Thayer was born June 9, 1947, in Jonesboro, Ark. and died Aug. 10, 2005 in Centrailia, Mo. She was the daughter of Vernon Cecil Finley Sr. and Helen Virginia McCabe Williams. She was a dispatcher and court clerk for the Police Department for the city of Centrailia and was a member of the Missouri State Court Clerk Association. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
David Harold Lembach (08/25/05)
David Harold Lembach, 77, of Hardy formerly of St. Louis, Mo. died Aug. 11, 2005 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in St Louis. He worked as a food inspector for the State Health Department of St Louis for 20 years. He was also in the Marines, having served during the Korean War...
Patsy Douglas (08/25/05)
Patsy Douglas, 62, of Jefferson City, Mo. died June 13, 2005 at St. Marys Health Center. Douglas was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Martinez, Calif. She was a 1960 graduate of Alton High School and was a meat wrapper at Schulte's Fresh Foods for 30 years, She was a hard worker who enjoyed reading and yard work and was generous to all...
Ida May Redburn (08/25/05)
Ida May Redburn, 89, of Alton, Mo. was born May 14, 1916, in Shannon County, Mo. and died Aug. 10, 2005, at Parkland Care Center in Wentzville, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Sullivan of St. Peters, Mo.; one granddaughter, Robin and husband, Jeffery; four great-grandchildren, Tim and his fiancee, Megan, Sarah Diana, Bruce Eugene and Jeffrey Aaron, three step-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Christian and Kayla and numerous other relatives and friends...
William Sam Curry (08/25/05)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Sam Curry, 81, of Hardy with held Aug. 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Floyd Rikard and Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born the son of the late William McKinley Curry and Allie Collins Curry Ivey on May 11, 1924 in Sharp County, near Wirth, and died Aug. 14, 2005, in Hardy...
William Lyon Whitaker (08/25/05)
William Lyon Whitaker of Salem, son of the late Louis Henry Whitaker and Georgia Francis (Frankie) Workman Whitaker, was born March 16, 1925, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 17, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Betty K. ...
Bobby Joe Tate (08/25/05)
Bobby Joe Tate, son of the late Stanley Joseph Tate and Ova McCollum Tate, was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Franklin. He died Aug. 19, 2005, in Batesville at the age of 61 years. Tate was united in marriage to Lois Vaughn on March 28, 1962, in Violet Hill. ...
Doyle Blackburn (08/25/05)
Doyle Blackburn was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Fulton County, Ark. His parents were William Alonzo and Laura Powell Blackburn. He passed away at his home in Thayer, Aug. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Annie Blackburn; first wife Oneida Blackburn; son-in-law, Bobby Ray Pender; sister, Dorotha Blackburn; brothers, Lloyd and Cletus Blackburn; stepsister and family, Lola and Lloyd Benton and their son, Jimmy Benton; in -laws, Lee and Lelia Reynolds and Lorine and Arthur Wells; and their infant son, Bennie Lee; and Mary Jane Goans.. ...
Millard Lloyd Taylor (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Millard Lloyd Taylor, 87, of Mammoth Spring, were held Aug. 19 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Wayne Hurst officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of the late John Taylor and Lottie Stinnett Taylor on Nov. 16, 1917, in Mammoth Spring and departed this life Aug. 14, 2005, in Salem, Ark. at the age of 87 years...
Junior B. Sisco (08/25/05)
Junior B. Sisco, age 79 of Alton was born March 26, 1926, in Oregon County and died Aug. 15, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include his wife May Mounger-Sisco; three daughters Maria Bryant, Kathy Doss and Dorothy Dawson; six sons, Butch, Kenny, Dorlas, Rick, Rob and Jimmy Sisco; one stepson Lester Rackley; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Anna May Crass (08/25/05)
Anna May Crass, 73, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 22, 1931, and died Aug. 7, 2005 at her home. Survivors include: two daughters, Terry Harper and husband Tracy of Pomona, Mo., Pamela Kennicott of West Plains, Mo.; one son, Jerry Crass and wife, Reta of West Plains; one brother, James Herman Strain of Florrisant, Mo.; six grandchldren, six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends...
Perry Lynn Gray (08/11/05)
Perry Lynn Gray, 52, of Emenince, Mo., formerly of Manila, died July 25 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Ark. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Jerome Gray and was a longtime Manila resident before making his home in Missouri. He was a farmer and business entrepreneur having co-founded the "Bull Bust" in Jonesboro as well as other businesses in Arkansas and Missouri. He was of the Mehodist faith...
Teddy Joe Davis (08/11/05)
Teddy Joe Davis, 75, of Ada, Okla., was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Ray-mond E. "Fat" Davis and Verna "Johnnie" Cousins Davis. He died Aug. 1, 2005, in Ada, Okla. He was united in marriage on Jan. 31, 1947, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Nina Simpson...
Richard James Burdick (08/11/05)
~Died 8-7-2005 Richard James Burdick, 64. of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 7 2005, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
Jerry Morris Johnson (08/11/05)
Jerry Morris Johnson, age 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 6, 1942, in Monett, Ark., and passed away July 30 at his home in Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Johnson of the home in Mammoth Spring; two daughters -- Sevia Miller and husband Mark, and Amanda Johnson; three sons Carl Johnson, Jerry Johnson and wife, Thresa and Floyd Johnson and wife, Crystal; one sister, Wanda Bailey; one brother, Freddie Greathouse; ten grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
John A. Orin (08/11/05)
John A. Orin, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 11, 1918, in Merrill, Wis., the son of George and Dora Orin. He was married to Louise Moor on June 10, 1944. Orin served in the Unied States Navy during World War II...
Emily A. Andreae (08/11/05)
Emily A. Andreae, 87, of Hardy, died Aug. 1, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Sharp County near Ravenden to Henry Christian Hirsch and Henretta (Lotz) Hirsch. She grew up on a farm near Oak Grove #5, a one-room school, and attended Williford School...
John W. Carpenter (08/11/05)
John W. Carpenter, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Aug. 2, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, at Burnet, Texas, to Johnny William and Mae Belle (Marshall) Carpenter. He served in the Army National Guard, worked for the Sharp County Road Department for 26 years and was of the Baptist faith...
"Nana" Shaddix (08/11/05)
"Nana" Imogene McKissack Shaddix, daughter of the late Jim Ned McKissack and Mary Elizabeth Hardage McKissack, was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Streetman, Texas. She departed this life on July 27, 2005, in Oxford, Ark. at the age of 88 years. "Nana" was united in marriage to James T. ...
Margret Ethel Newsom (08/11/05)
Margaret Ethel Newsom, 66, of Mammoth Spring, was born Jan. 21, 1939, the daughter of Willie Lee Williams and Beala Elva Taylor Williams. She was one of nine girls. Margaret along with her sisters, was raised by a mother who lived for her family and church, the First Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring...
Gladys M. Kozar (08/11/05)
Gladys M. Kozar, 92, of Hardy, Ark., passed away July 28, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Fenneville, Mich., the daughter of John Wesley Werner and Nellie Lawton Werner. She married George Kozar on Nov. 14, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Mich...
Helen Martin Jenkins (08/11/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922, in Richfield, Kan., and died 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...
Mirtie Taylor (08/11/05)
Mirtie Taylor, 81, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 13, 1924, at Evening Shade, to Robert and Maggie Gammill Williams. She was a nurse's aid, homemaker and member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City...
William "Hub" Haley (08/11/05)
William Dean "Hub" Haley of St. Matthews, S.C., died Aug. 1, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Batesville, Ark., the son of the late William Virgil and Agnes Stewart Haley of Ash Flat. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church at St. Matthews...
Buddie Joe Glazier (08/11/05)
Buddie (Bud) Joe Glazier, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Bransville, Mo., the son of Vernie Glazier and Mildred (Beu) Glazier. He was employed in the education field and was a retired school administrator...
William E. Scott (08/18/05)
William E. Scott, 66 of Cherokee Village, formerly of Alpha, Ill., died July 28, 2005 in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Walter and Celina Lambin Scott. He married Mardena Trout on March 29, 1960, in Oneida, Ill...
Joseph W. Slagley (08/18/05)
Joseph Wylie Slagley of Salem, son of Shelby Dee and Virginia Faye (Jones) Slagley, was born Jan. 29, 1967, in Newport, Ark. He departed this life on Aug. 10, 2005, in Salem at the age of 38. He was united in marriage to April Dawn Keck on May 10, 2005, at Camp, Ark. He spent his working years as a welder. He was a member of the Swifton Assembly of God Church and served in the Army National Guard...
Lucas W. Boze (08/18/05)
Funeral services for Lucas "Luke" Webster Boze, 26, of Alton were held Aug. 14 at the Riverton Baptist Church in Alton, with Brother Bob Caldwell officiating with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. He was born the son of Douglas Webster Boze and Carla Jean Beardshear Boze on Jan. 20, 1979, in Salem, Ark., and died Aug. 9, 2005, in New Orleans...
Phil Iwan Howell (08/18/05)
Funeral services for Phil Iwan Howell, 33, of Mammoth Spring was held Aug. 17, 2005 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Jamie Alexander officiating. He was born the son of Carole J. Hames Howell on June 19, 1972, in Salem, Ark. and departed this life Aug. 13, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 33 years...
Theodore P. Rathman (08/18/05)
Theodore (Ted) Preston Rathman of Cherokee Village died Aug. 10, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Dec. 22, 1913, in Hudson, Ill., the son of Bert and Pearl Rathman. He retired from R. G. LeTourneau Earth Moving Machinery Company in 1978. He was a long time member of the First Church of God, Thayer, Mo., and a lifetime member of the Gideon Society...
Caris Hatfield (08/18/05)
Caris Norwood "Skip" Hatfield, 99 formerly lived in Cherokee Village for 18 years. Caris lacked 20 days reaching his 100th birthday. He was born in the Oklahoma Territory before it became a state in Wakita, Okla., on Aug. 5, 1905. He died on July 16, 2005...
Richard James Burdick (08/18/05)
Richard James Burdick, 64, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Ozark Acres, died Aug. 7, 2005, at his home. Burdick was born Dec. 29, 1940. He was the son of Richard M. and Muriel Burdick. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He moved to this area nine years ago from Denver, Colo. He was of the Baptist faith...
Donald L. Merdian (08/18/05)
Donald L. "Don" Merdian, 74, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 8, 2005, at his home. Merdian was born on May 28, 1931, in Henry, Ill., the son of John and Anna (Holler) Merdian. He was united in marriage to Lois More on Oct. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. Merdian served in the United States Army in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. ...
Laverne Redding (08/18/05)
Laverne Pauline Redding, 66, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 8 2005, in Horseshoe Bend.She was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Rossville, Kan., the daughter of Joe Curwick and Virginia (Bivins) Curwick. She worked as a cook.Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Poteete and her husband Willie of Horseshoe Bend, and Anna May Taylor and her husband of Tillamook, Ore.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.No services are planned at this time.Arrangements were under the direction of the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.. ...
Margaret L. Davis (08/18/05)
Margaret Lorraine Davis, 72, of Ash Flat died Aug. 12, 2005, at her home. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn. the daughter of James Asa Ham and Margaret Louise (Hill) Ham. She had worked as an LPN in the Memphis area before moving to Arkansas...
Edward Sights (08/18/05)
Edward (Ed) Dow Sights, 81, of 129 Easy Street, died Aug 9, 2005, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village and Princeton, Ill. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Linneus, Mo., to Robert and Gladys McCune Sights. He married Marilyn Couch in Troy, Kansas on Sept. 1, 1946. She survives...
E. Leroy Billingsley (08/04/05)
Earnest Leroy Billingsley, 61, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 21, 1944, in Walcott, Ark., the son of the late Earnest G. Billingsley and Mammie L. Bussle. He died July 24, 2005, in Fryatt, Ark. He was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1964, in Lonoke, Ark., to Joan Douglas. He was a ranch foreman for Ralph, J.C. and Paul Brewer for many years and was also employed by Russell Heating and Air...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 2, 2005, in Paragould. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include four children; J.W. ...
William Sam Curry (08/23/05)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Sam Curry, 81, of Hardy were held Aug. 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Floyd Rikard and Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born the son of the late William McKinley Curry and Allie Collins Curry Ivey on May 11, 1924, in Sharp County, near Wirth, and died Aug. 14, 2005, in Hardy...
William E. Scott (08/16/05)
William E. Scott, 66, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Alp, Ill., died July 28, 2005 in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Walter and Celina Lambin Scott. He married Mardena Trout on March 29, 1960, in Oneida, Ill...
Woodrow Dunn (08/16/05)
Woodrow Winfield Dunn, 31, of Ravenden died April 11, 2005, at Ravenden. Born Nov. 16, 1973, at Pocahontas, he was the son of Ronnie Dean Dunn and Helen L. Dunn. He was a member of Ravenden Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Helen L. ...
William Dean Haley (08/09/05)
William Dean "Hub" Haley of St. Matthews, S.C., died Aug. 1, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Batesville, the son of the late William Virgil and Agnes Stewart Haley of Ash Flat. He was a retired farmer. Haley was a member of First Baptist Church St. Matthews, S.C...
Vivian Vera Rogers (08/16/05)
Vivian Vera Rogers, 89, of Mammoth Spring died Aug. 4, 2005, in Cave City. She was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Mammoth Spring the daughter of the late David Franklin Burke ad Minnie Almeda Lunn Burke. She was united in marriage June 29, 1938, in Mammoth Spring to Lewis Eugene Rogers, who preceded her in death March 1, 1988...
Theodore Preston Rathman (08/16/05)
Theodore (Ted) Preston Rathman, 91, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 10, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Dec. 22, 1913, in Hudson, Ill., the son of Bert and Pearl Rathman. He retired from R.G. LeTourneau Earth Moving Machinery Company in 1978...
Thomas J. Yowell (08/30/05)
Tom (T.J.) Yowell was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in Paducah, Texas, to Mildred and Grover Yowell. He died Aug. 10, 2005 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Remembered always as a humble, giving man, he was devoted to his family and country. Yowell was preceded in death by his parents of Hardy. ...
Robert Henry Boettger (08/16/05)
Robert Henry Boettger, 88, of Hardy died March 29, 2005, at his home. Born June 8, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of Rudolph and Susan Boettger. He worked many years before retiring as a machinist. He moved to Hardy from Milwaukee in 1978. He was a member of the Eagles and a bowling instructor for the Young Women's Christian Association in Milwaukee. He also loved to ballroom dance...
Richard James Burdick (08/16/05)
Richard James Burdick, 64, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Ozark Acres, died Aug. 7 2005, at his home. Burdick was born Dec. 29, 1940. he was the son of Richard M. and Muriel Burdick. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He moved to this area nine years ago from Denver, Colo. He was of the Baptist faith...
Roy Barton (08/16/05)
Former Cherokee Villager Roy Barton, 74, died April 21, 2005, in Huntsville, Texas. While living in Cherokee Village he was active in American Legion, Cherokee Village Horseshoe Pitchers, Veterans Military Museum, VFW and Chubby Chigger music. Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Joanne; a son, Russell (Deborah) Barton of Papillion, Neb.; four daughters -- Deola Morrical of Kalispell, Mont., Cecilia (Lee) Murrah of Bloomfield, Mich.; Roxanne Cox of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Wilburta Barton of Bandera, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barton-Smith of Newport, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Ruth Kathman of Cherokee Village.. ...
Ruth Ammons (08/16/05)
Ruth Myrtle Ammons, 92, of Cherokee Village died March 12, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born in Marshall and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Helen Ammons Mullins of Cherokee Village; three sisters -- Helen Dalgliesh, Hazel Meyer and Beanice Dunn, all of California...
Mirtie Taylor (08/09/05)
Mirtie Taylor, 81, of Batesville, formerly of Cave City, died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 13, 1924, at Evening Shade to Robert and Maggie Gammill Williams. She was a nurse's aid, homemaker and member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City...
Margaret Lorraine Davis (08/16/05)
Margaret Lorraine Davis, 72, of Ash Flat died Aug. 12, 2005, at her home. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Memphis, the daughter of James Asa Ham and Margaret Louise (Hill) Ham. She had worked as an LPN in the Memphis area before moving to Arkansas...
John W. Carpenter (08/09/05)
John W. Carpenter, 69, of Poughkeepsie died Aug. 2, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, at Burnet, Texas, to Johnny William and Mac Belle (Marshall) Carpenter. He served in the Army National Guard, worked for the Sharp County Road Department for 26 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Joycer VeNette Rice (08/23/05)
Funeral services for Joyce VeNette Rice, 79, of Mammoth Spring were held Aug. 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Lee Hollis officiating. She was born the daughter of the late T.R. Snyder and Charlotte Louis Pierce Snyder on Sept. 12, 1925, in Scott City, Kan., and died Aug. 14, 2005, in West Plains, Mo...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa. She was united in marriage to Paul Butsch on June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a longtime member of the Sunny Side Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. He had been a lifelong resident of the Pine Bluff area...
John A. Orin (08/09/05)
John A. Orin, 87, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 11, 1918, in Merrill, Wis., the son of George and Dora Orin. He was married to Louise Moor on June 10, 1944. Orin served in the United States Navy during World War II...
Icie Ferguson (08/16/05)
Icie Ferguson, 88, a lifetime resident of Myron, died May 10, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Aug. 26, 1916, in Peace Valley, Ark., she was the daughter of Jessie and Delia Allen Jackson. She married Leroy Ferguson Aug. 24, 1935, in Peace Valley. She was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith...
Henry R. Zingen (08/30/05)
Henry R. Zingen, 73, of Lemont, Ill., died Aug. 7, 2005. Graveside services were held Aug. 12 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. Zingen was born March 29, 1932, in Trier, Germany, to Alois and Magdalena (Feil) Zingen. In 1951 Zingen came to the United States and became a citizen in 1959...
Harry Barkoff (08/16/05)
Harry A. Barkoff, 61, of Cave City died March 30, 2005, at Atlanta, Ga. Born Dec. 19, 1943, at Cardiff, N.J., he was the son of Alexander Harry and Ruth Margaret Sear Barkoff. He was a mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mayes Barkoff; a stepson, Michael Joseph Phillips of Augusta, Ga.; his mother, Ruth Margaret Barkoff of Macon, Ga.; a brother, Chet Barkoff of Macon, Ga.; two sisters -- Rose Harper and Hope Belmonte, both of Atco, N.J.; three grandchildren -- Michael Joseph Phillips of Augusta, Ga., Jennifer Phillips and Leonard Phillips of Niota, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Gladys M. Kozar (08/09/05)
Gladys M. Kozar, 91, of Hardy passed away July 28, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Fenneville, Mich., the daughter of John Wesley Werner and Nellie Lawton Werner. She married George Kozar on Nov. 14, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Mich...
Gordon Hirst Farrow (08/16/05)
Gordon Hirst Farrow, 88, of Horseshoe Bend died April 13, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born June 12, 1916, in Calhoun Co., Ill., he was the son of Albert and Martha Hirst Farrow. He married Fern Ruth Mahnke on June 12, 1937, in Flint, Mich...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Fredrick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed for Sears for many years where he worked as a serviceman. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Machines...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Euna M. Smith (08/30/05)
Euna M. Smith, 91, of Sidney died Aug. 24 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Aug. 29, 1913 near Sage, Ark., to John I. and Minnie (Fudge) Fleetwood. She worked at Sharp Nursing Home for many years, was a past member of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Concord Baptist Church west of Sidney...
Estle J. Crabtree (08/16/05)
Estle J. Crabtree, 84, of Batesville died March 18, 2005, at 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 and sawmill operator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a past member of the American Legion and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Edward Dow Sights (08/16/05)
Edward (Ed) Dow Sights, 81, of Peoria Ill., died Aug 9, 2005, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village and Princeton, Ill. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Linneus, Mo., to Robert and Gladys McCune Sights. He married Marilyn Couch in Troy, Kan, on Sept. 1, 1946. She survives...
Emily A. Andreae (08/09/05)
Emily A. Andreae, 87, of Hardy died Aug. 1, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Sharp County near Ravenden to Henry Christian Hirsch and Henretta (Lotz) Hirsch. She grew up on a farm near Oak Grove #5, a one-room school, and attended Williford School. She graduated from high school from the School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo...
Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla., she was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring the daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Charles R. Gibson (08/30/05)
Charles R. Gibson, 67, of Ash Flat, formerly of Tupelo, Miss., died Aug. 23, 2005, with his wife and children at his side. Gibson was born March 2, 1938, in Agnos, Ark., the son of Hanly and Guelda (Estes) Gibson. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. ...
Caris Norwood Hatfield (08/16/05)
Caris Norwood "Skip" Hatfield, 99, who formerly lived in Cherokee Village 18 years died July 16, 2005. Hatfield lacked 20 days reaching his 100th birthday. He was born in the Oklahoma Territory before it became a state in Wakita, Okla., on Aug. 5, 1905...
Constance I. Mask (08/23/05)
Constance I. (Connie) Mask of Viola, daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Agnes Marie (Krynick) Rolewicz, was born March 21, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She died Aug. 16, 2005, in Salem at the age of 74 years. Mask was united in marriage to Edward William Mask July 8, 1946, at Salem and to this union seven children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith...
Christy Ann Bradley (08/16/05)
Christy Ann Bradley, 24, of Cave City died April 11, 2005, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born June 5, 1980, at Batesville, she was the daughter of Robert and Faye Bradley. She was a waitress. Survivors include her parents -- Robert and Faye Bradley of the home; two grandparents, Roy Milligan of Batesville, and Charlene Bradley of Cave City; two uncles -- Gary Bradley and Greg Bradley, both of Cave City; and four aunts -- Jackie Winn and Tonya Holt, both of Cave City, and Kay Piety and Dianne Knabe, both of Floral.. ...
Bill Westmoreland (08/30/05)
Bill Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney died Aug. 23, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Dec. 23, 1915, at Sidney. He was the son of Elmer and Fannie (Arnn) Westmoreland. He was a member of Sidney Baptist Church where he was senior deacon for 52 years, a farmer, always compassionate and helpful to everyone...
Beth Leone Shellard (08/30/05)
Beth Leone (Porter) Shellard, age 83, of Hardy died Aug. 23, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 8, 1922, at Stevenson Farm, Fayette, Iowa, to Glen A. and Edna Mae (King) Porter. She was a graduate of the Dickinson Business School in Waterloo, Iowa, and worked for Viking Pump Company in Cedar Falls, Iowa, until June 1965, Woodland Hills Corporation in Hardy until April 1973 and the King Agency in Hardy from May 1973 to December 1995...
Buddie Joe Glazier (08/09/05)
Buddie (Bud) Joe Glazier, 72, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 3 at his home. He was born in Bransville, Mo., the son of Vernie Glazier and Mildred (Beu) Glazier. He was employed in the education field and was a retired school administrator. He was a member of the Hardy Methodist Church, served in the Marine Corps, and was an avid golfer...
Bill Brashers (08/16/05)
William "Mr. Bill" Gene Brashers, 67, of Cave City died April 4, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1938, in Little Rock, he was the son of Loveda Brashers. He was retired from the Cave City School System. He was a Christian and attended Cave City Church of God...