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Obituaries from December 2005

Bobby Gene Beaver (12/01/05)
Bobby Gene Beaver, of Viola, son of the late Farest and Lillie Mae McElmurry Beaver, was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Viola, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Viola at the age of 79 years. Gene was married to Fern Hand on Jan. 14, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, carpenter, farmer and service station operator. He was a member of Viola First Baptist Church and served his country in the United Sates Army during World War II...
James Robert Clifft Jr. (12/01/05)
James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr., son of the late James Robert Clifft, Sr. and Arkie Evelyn Welch Clifft, was born May 28, 1921, in Hickory Flat, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Batesville at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Jackson on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat and to this union a daughter was born...
Bonnie Jean Huskey (12/01/05)
Bonnie Jean Clements Huskey, 68, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1937, at Ravenden, Ark., to Hanley and Thelma Clements. She retired after 18 years as a school bus driver and custodian for Strawberry School District. She was a teacher's aid, a volunteer foster grandparent and a Christian...
Doyle Crotts (12/01/05)
Doyle Crotts, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Tommy Charles Crotts and Gracie Davis Crotts, was born March 18, 1928, in Argesy, Ark. He died Nov. 22, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Louise Hoslstine on March 22, 1950, in Salem, Ark. and to this union one daughter was born. He was employed by Baxter Health Care in Mountain Home until his retiement in 1989 after 27 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church...
Marcella Willbanks (12/01/05)
Marcella Willbanks, 83, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence in Elsberry. She was retired from Barnes Hospital and was a member of Williford Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late William Williamson and Lillian Craig Williamson...
Herbert E. Kazzee (12/01/05)
Herbert E. Kazzee, 65, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1940, at Pocahontas, Ark., the son of the late Andrew Talmadge Kazzee and Cecil Hill Kazzee. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Whitney Kazzee of the home; two stepsons, Shane Holland and Troy Daniel both of Hardy; one stepdaughter, Johnna Spikes of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Bill Kazzee and Harold Kazzee both of Pocahontas; six step-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Head of Sedgewick; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Myrtie Ola Ramsey (12/01/05)
Myrtie Ola Ramsey, 85, of Jonesboro, La., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at Jackson Manor Nursing and Rehab in Jonesboro, La. She was born Feb. 18, 1920 at Evening Shade to Samuel and Leona Arnold Taylor. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife for 60 years in the Church of God...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/01/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Lynn attended the Thayer School before moving to Memphis, Tenn. After graduating Lynn became a flight attendant for U.S. Air in Memphis...
Mary Rowena King (12/01/05)
Mary Rowena King, of Salem, daughter of the late J.R. and Viola Johnson Gibson, was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, and died Nov. 12, 2005, at Salem at the age of 73 years. She was married to Emery Lee King Nov. 9, 1983, at El Dorado. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a housekeeper at Fulton County Nursing Center and a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Leamond DeWitt (12/01/05)
Leamond Thurston DeWitt, of Viola, son of the late Henry A. and Oma Sanders DeWitt, was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Rodney, Ark. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home in Viola at the age of 76 years. He was married to Pauline Sexton on July 19, 1952, at Viola and to this union seven children were born. He spent his life as a laborer and raising his family. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Ina Mae Ford Walker (12/01/05)
Ina Mae Ford Walker, 84, of Batesville, died Nov. 25, 2005 in Batesville. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Sidney, the son of the late George W. Ford and Nettie Jane Carpenter Ford. She was a retired nurse's aid and had worked at North Arkansas Clinic. She was a member and was active in West Baptist Church and also enjoyed playing bingo...
Derald Alan Ficken (12/01/05)
Derald Alan Ficken, 61, was born Jan. 18, 1944 at St. Ansgar, Iowa, the son of Albert and Marcella Elsie Norman Ficken. He died Nov. 17, 2005, at his home near Birch Tree, Mo.. He graduated high school on May 21, 1963. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother...
Brian Keith Rouse (12/01/05)
Brian Keith Rouse, 31, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 4, 1974, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence in Salem. Survivors include his wife, BillieJo Rouse and four children, Christopher Rouse, Hunter Rouse, Christina Rouse and Dustin Rouse; his mother, Martha Rouse; two brothers Claude Rouse and Bruce Rouse; two sisters, Terri Ward and Lori Toth; and several nieces and nephews...
Nona Jean Ford (12/01/05)
Nona Jean Ford, 56, of Cave City, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1949, at Sidney to William and Norma Lee Taylor Wilkes. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Ford of the home; one son, and daughter-in-law, Marty and Shanda Shreve of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Davis of Cave City; her step-mother, Lula Wilkes of Cave City; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Connie Ford of Evening Shade, Ronnie and Shayla Ford of Sulphur Rock; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and James Royal of Evening Shade and Melissa and Mike Walls of Sidney; two grandchildren, Emilee Davis and Parker Davis both of Cave City; nine step-grandchildren, Chris Ford, Nikki Ford, Jessica Royal, Jamie Royal and Joseph Royal all of Evening Shade, Samantha Walls and Michaela Walls both of Sidney, Tyler Ford and Trevor Ford both of Sulphur Rock; four brothers, Archie Wilkes, Danny Wilkes and Bobby Wilkes all of Cave City and Buell Wilkes of Evening Shade; a sister, Nema Thompson of Sidney; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Arthur R. Franke (12/08/05)
~Died 11-22-2005 Arthur R. Franke, 89, of Rogers, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the home of his son in Thayer. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Alpha Wilma Fench (12/08/05)
Alpha Wilma Rogers French, 94, of Hardy died Nov. 30,2005 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Rogers ad the late Kate Davis Rogers. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Evans of Hardy; three sons, Billy Joe French of Cherokee Village, Kenneth French of Agnos and Max French of Cave City, Ark...
Ollie Asalena Owens (12/08/05)
Ollie Asalena Owens, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George and Mary Matney Jennings, was born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Nov. 30, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to C.L. (Spikey) Owens in 1930...
John Inge Risvold (12/08/05)
John Inge Risvold, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born April 3, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Magnus and Bertha Madland Risvold. He moved to Chicago, Ill, where he received his schooling. He was married to Beatrice Danner on Sept. 19, 1957 in Ottawa, Ill...
Jeanette Murphy (12/08/05)
Jeanette Murphy, 66, of Ash Flat died Dec. 1, 2005, in Little Rock. Murphy was born June 15, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Edith (Gibbs) Gerber. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Murphy, of the home in Ash Flat; one daughter, Deb Gatliff of Fishers, Ind.; three brothers, Joe Gerber of Indianapolis, Ind., Jay Gerber of Florida and James Gerber of Lapel, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Nosler and Janice Wills, both of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter; a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Jack Martin Fletcher (12/08/05)
Jack Martin Fletcher, 84, of Hardy, died Dec 1, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a self-employed photographer and realtor. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Professional Photographers of America...
Hanford England (12/08/05)
Hanford Waymon England, school superintendent, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91. He was born June 28, 1914, in Elm Springs, Ark., the son of Marion Nixon and Dora Hall England. He was married in Salem, Ark., on June14, 1936, to Mary June Payne...
Ray R. Ruppel (12/08/05)
Ray R. Ruppel, 95, of Charlotte, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 1, 1910, at Ware, Mo. to William and Jessie Taylor Ruppel. He was a retired brick mason and served in the United States Army during World War II...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/08/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 5, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was of the Baptist faith and was a flight attendant for U.S. Airways, based out of Baltimore, Md. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge 253 and the Thayer chapter of the Eagles...
Mrs. Blanche H. Worel (12/08/05)
Mrs. Blanche Hortence Worel, of Willow Springs, Mo., died at her home Nov. 26, 2005. She was born in Koshkonong, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Hattie Ann Smith McCormack. She was married on Dec. 16, 1935, in Thayer, Mo. to Herbert R. Worel, who preceded her in death...
Ina May Chronister (12/08/05)
Ina May Chronister, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Wesco, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. She was married to E.J. "Jewell" Chronister on Oct. 10, 1931, and he survives. Ina and Jewell lived in St. Louis for over 30 years then in several communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, before moving to Alton in 1972. They were both long time members of the First Baptist Church of Alton...
Raymond J. King (12/08/05)
Raymond J. King, 73, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2005, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 27, 1932, at Cave City, Ark., to Russell D. and Ester Leona West King. He had worked for Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kan., and the Sharp County Road Department and was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
O.F. Holmes (12/08/05)
O.F. "Tobe" "Cotton" Holmes, 79, of Kilgore, Texas, was born one of nine children on Dec. 31, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Frank and Maude Holmes. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He attended public schools in Missouri before joining the United States Army. ...
June Shaver Koorstad (12/08/05)
June Shaver Koorstad, 94, of Hardy, was born in Nelsonville (Sharp County) on May 2, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Hassie Shaver and died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a Christian and long-time member of the Hardy Church of Christ. She worked as a librarian and an Avon representative. She was a member of Timely Club of Hardy and the Sharp County Historical Society where she contributed to books about the history of Hardy and one-room schools in Sharp County...
Doyle Wess (12/08/05)
Doyle Wess, 68, of Bentonville, died Nov. 30, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, at Wynne, Ark., to Lester Fallon Wess and Delma Wiline Griffin Wess. He served in the U. S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class...
Martha Stickle Galloway (12/08/05)
Martha Louise Stickle Galloway, of Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Viva Creech Sturm, was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 22, 2005, at Hannibal, Mo. at the age of 50. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
James Celige Dickson (12/08/05)
James Celige Dickson, 52, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 24, 2005, at his resience in Highland. He was the son of the late William Dickson. He was employed by Dixie Restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Louise Dickson; maternal grandmother, Dora Webb; two sisters, Connie Taylor of Highland and Betty Wardlow of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, William Dickson of Cheroke Village and Thomas Dickson of Auora, Ill...
Alla Jean Berry Sharp (12/08/05)
Alla Jean Berry Sharp, 69, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, the daughter of the late Arthur "A.D." D. Berry, and Cecil Taylor Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church...
Mary Pauline Roper (12/08/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of the late Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Priscilla Cromwell Lyerly...
Earl Alvis Warren (12/08/05)
Earl Alvis Warren, son of the late Tommie Warren and Ida Harrison Warren, was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Alton, Mo., and died Nov. 21, 2005, at his home in Fenton, Mo. at the age of 80 years. He was united in marriage on Sept. 30, 1950, at Alton to Pearl Breeden who survives...
Violet L. Lentz (12/08/05)
In the obituary for Violet L. Lentz of Alton, printed recently survivors included three children, Marietta Varnell of Alton, Ruben Lentz of Natalie, Texas, and Bennie Lentz of Canton, Ill. It was previously printed as Bernie Lenz of Canton, Ill. Instead of Bernie Lenz it should have read Bennie Lentz...
Gretchen Marie Fees (12/08/05)
Gretchen Marie Fees, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Polk County, Iowa., the daughter of Fred Gabbert and Nellie Kile Gabbert. She was married to Cecil Fees on May 9, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
Pamela Jean Newman (12/08/05)
Pamela Jean McIntyre "Pam" Newman, 48, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Kankakee, Ill, and died Nov. 20, 2005, at her home. She had been a waitress for many years, working at Fred's Fish House, Country Cottage and Riverbend restaurants...
Aubrey Billingsley (12/08/05)
Aubrey Alexander Billingsley, son of the late Archibald A. Billingsley and Novella Garner Billingsley, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Franklin, Ark. He died Nov. 29, 2005, in Melbourne at the age of 80. He was married to Joyce Kathleen Herron on Dec. 22, 1947, near Myron, and to this union three children were born...
Claude Allen Warren (12/08/05)
Claude Allen Warren, 69, of Granite City, Ill., was born June 9, 1936, in Alton and died Nov. 28, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Christine Warren of the home; one son, Claude Allen Warren Jr. of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Claudia Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Helen Whittington and husband, Glen, of Alton; one sister-in-law, Auddie Warren of Salina, Kan.; three granddaughters; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Jewell Annis Ball (12/29/05)
Jewell Annis Ball, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman, Ark. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church...
Anne C. Heath (12/29/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath in 1995. A mass service was held Dec. 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy, Ark. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Thomas (T. J.) Pleasant Jr. (12/29/05)
Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., was born Oct. 28, 1987, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 18 years. T.J. was a senior at the Salem High School. He was a member or active in various clubs and organizations. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/29/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
James Nathan Davis (12/29/05)
James Nathan Davis, of St. Charles, Mo., was born March 6, 1982, in Salem, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, in Salem, at the age of 23 years. He was a salesman for a photography studio and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter, Patience Lawson of Thayer, Mo.; parents, Tina Crenshaw and Richard Swinea of St. ...
Vona Nell Reeves (12/29/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920 and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in Nov of 1975...
J.T. Orr (12/29/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended the Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Brian Allen Flood (12/29/05)
Brian Allen Flood, 30, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 12, 1975, in West Plains, the son of Allen Flood and Nova Ellison Flood Morgan. He died Dec. 18, 2005. He graduated high school in 1993. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force. ...
Hazel Lucy Chadwick (12/29/05)
Hazel Lucy Chadwick Goodwin of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Carson Benjamin and Addie Elizabeth Jacob Simmons was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Oxford. She died Dec. 16 at Salem at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to Alfred Matthew Chadwick on Jan. 14, 1930 in Fulton County, Ark., and was later married to E.B. Goodwin on Aug. 2, 1985, at Thayer...
Elmer Glen Lewallen (12/29/05)
Elmer Glen Lewallen, 83, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of William Franklin and Barbara Stradel Lewallen. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and earning the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous awards for battles and campaigns for which he served in, including two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star...
Augusta Marie LaFollett (12/29/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Clarence Junior Morgan (12/29/05)
Clarence Junior Morgan, 70, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home in Williford, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Williford. He was an iron worker of Local 336, a Christian and a charter member of the Light House Baptist Church. He was a rancher and a farmer and a member of the Quarter Horse Association for 20 plus years...
Mary Claudine Gibson (12/29/05)
Mary Claudine Gibson, homemaker, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. Gibson was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Theodore Forrest and Alta Fern Biggerstaff Martin. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Woods of Wentzville, Mo., Eula McSpadden of Jackson, Mo., and Jackie Carpenter of Bentonville, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews...
Leland Von Boozer (12/29/05)
Leland Von Boozer, 75, of Paragould, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 10, 1930 in Greene County, Ark. He was a Korean Army Veteran and employed with Crane Company for more than 18 years and was a carpenter...
Verbie M. Harriell (12/29/05)
Verbie M. Harriell, 91, retired Macy's Sunflower Room waitress, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2005. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cates) Harriell. She was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan...
Gene Author Thompson (12/29/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005 in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, Ark., and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy, Ark., and three grandchildren...
Joann "Joni" Ryan (12/29/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Indiana area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s...
Doris Cory (12/29/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Agnes Johnson (12/15/05)
Agnes Lee Johnson, 88, of Koshkonong, Mo., died Dec. 3, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1917, in Howell County, Mo., to Lee and Mae Heckart Morrison. She graduated from Drury College and on May 27, 1939, was marred at Leota, Mo. to Carl L. Johnson who preceded her in death on May 27, 1976...
Evelyn Theressa Boud (12/15/05)
Evelyn Theressa Boud, homemaker, died Dec. 5, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age of 94 years. She was born March 9, 1911, in Akron, Ohio, to William T. and Theressa Maude Wolfe Reese. She maried on April 26, 1954, in Reno, Nev., to Norman Boud who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1964...
Doris H. Schaffert (12/15/05)
Doris H. Schaffert, 93, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 4, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on March 4, 1912 in Texarkana, Ark. She was married to William Charles Schaffert Sr. in LaGrange, Ill., in 1934. The Schafferts moved to Cherokee Village in 1971...
Maurice L. Hardin (12/15/05)
Maurice L. Hardin, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2005, at Ridgecrest Health and Rehab. Born in Hardy, Ark., he was a member of the 447th Bomb Wing Flight crew in World War II that flew missions over Europe. He was a member of the Nettleton Church of Christ...
Zachery Heath Watkins (12/15/05)
Zachery Heath Watkins, 23, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Cave City, died Dec. 3, 2005, at North Little Rock, Ark. He was born Aug. 12, 1982, at Batesville, Ark., to Boyce and Becky Marlin Watkins. He was a student at UCA and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Thomas "Win" Jeffery (12/15/05)
Thomas Edwin "Win" Jeffery, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Thomas Mason Jeffery and Ada Wiles Jeffery was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Mt. Olive, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at his home in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 90. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Oct. 1, 1967, in Mammoth Spring...
Elsie Louise Wilson (12/15/05)
Elsie Louise Wilson, nee Seibold, 89, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 8, 2005. She was born Dec. 26, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Wilhelmina and Reinhold Seibold. She was sister to five brothers, Reinhold, Charles, William Edwin, and Robert; and mother of Marian Henderson, Linda Racette and William Henley; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of five; and wife of David L.Wilson...
Louise Williams (12/15/05)
Louise Barnesteen Wright Williams, homemaker, died Dec. 2, 2005, in Thayer, Mo. She was born June 26, 1915 at Thayer, the daughter of Albert C. and Viola "Ola" Jane Ryan Green. She was married to Elmer Holesapple and to this union three children were born. She married in 1942 at Salem, Ark., to Marvin Wright and to this union two children were born. She married in 1989 in Ash Flat to George Williams...
Robert Eldon Adams (12/15/05)
Robert Eldon Adams, of Viola, Ark., son of Jesse Ralph Adams and the late Fern Berdella Klaugs Adams, was born April 7, 1940 in Carlinville, Ill. He died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home at the age of 65 years. He was married to Joanna Pruett on Aug. 6, 1990, at Gainesville, Mo...
Osie Marie Duke (12/15/05)
Osie Marie Duke, 93, of Sidney, Ark., died Dec. 6, 2005, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Stuttgart, Ark., the daughter of John Bailey and Della Murphy Bailey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evening Shade First Baptist Church...
Irene V. Glenn (12/15/05)
Irene V. Glenn, 95, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Fisher, died Dec. 8, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 1, 1910, at Cherry Valley. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Fisher. Survivors include two sons, Burl Glenn of Cave City and Gerald Glenn of Wynne; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends...
Vernon Graham (12/15/05)
Vernon Graham, son of the late James Fielding Graham and Eva Amanda Mullin Graham, was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Wideman, Ark. He died Nov. 28, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He was married to Lola Fern Dillard on Aug. 10, 1951, in Melbourne and to this union three children were born...
Paul Franklin Morphis (12/15/05)
Paul Franklin Morphis, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Ottis Egbert Morphis and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 72 years...
John Fielding Manuel (12/15/05)
John Fielding Manuel, 49, of Cave City, Ark., was born March 15, 1956, at Paragould, Ark., to Thomas O. and Gracie Grimes Manuel. He died Dec. 21, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz. He was a truck driver, painter and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his mother, Grace Grimes Kankelfitz of Cave City; one son, John F. ...
Opal Annel Burrow (12/22/05)
Opal Annel Burrow, 53, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1952, in West Plains, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Richard Burrow of Alabama; two daughters, April Curbow of Thayer and Sherry Denton and husband, Randy, of Thayer; nine grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Beatrice Mae Morgan (12/22/05)
Beatrice Mae Morgan, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. Morgan was born March 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Paul V. and Thelma (Chamber) Green. She was a wonderful and supportive single parent, gardener and in 1978 was the First woman to work at Lake Norfork Highway Department as a deck hand for the lake ferries. Upon retirement she was the night watchman and large equipment operator...
Darrell Gene Holman (12/22/05)
Darrell Gene Holman, 62, of Alton, was born July 1, 1943, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; two sons, Brent and wife, Valerie of Thomasville, Mo.; and Billy and wife, Robin of Alton; three grandchildren, Tanner, Bryce and Tyson; two brothers, David and wife, Mary Ann, Dwight and wife, Sue, all of Alton; one sister, Dana Rhea Stroud of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Catherine Rozella Daniels (12/22/05)
Catherine Rozella Daniels, 75, of Alton, Mo., was born March 6, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., and died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Larry Daniels and wife, Teri; six grandchildren, Michelle Phipps, Muzett Griffis, Christina Daniels, Michael Daniels, Erica Daniels, and Kaitlyn Daniels; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Daniels and Destiny Ivy; two sisters, Dorothy Remp and Charlotte Pusey; one brother William Wolfe; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Earl Victor Estes (12/22/05)
Earl Victor Estes, son of the late H. Estes and Gladys Estes Jones of Bald Knob, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1942. He died Dec. 14, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 62 years. He was married to Janice Sue Owens on July 10, 1964, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. During his working years, he was employed by the Melbourne Shirt Factory and the Cave City Shirt Factory. He was of the Church of Christ faith and attended services at Brockwell...
James Arrington (12/22/05)
James W. "Wick" Arrington died Dec. 16, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. Arriangton was born May 3, 1911 in Paragould, Ark., to John A. and Lela Berryhill Arrington. He was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Grover Grooms (12/22/05)
Grover Grooms, retired truck driver, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., at the age of 86 years. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Alton, Mo., the son of Jesse Marion and Ella Blankenship Grooms. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving his country during World War II. He earned the rank of sergeant and received numerous awards, ribbons and medals for his service...
Dennis Ray Ary (12/22/05)
Dennis Ray Ary, died Nov. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 65 years. Ary was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the son of Floyd and Zelma Burr Ary. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was married on Sept. 27, 1959, to Patsy Miller. He was married in Thayer on Sept. 22, 1990, to Gale Gann...
Fern Smith (12/22/05)
Fern Smith, 85, of Murray, Ky., died Dec. 10, 2005 at Westview Nursing Home in Murray, Ky. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Feb. 19, 1920, daughter of Charles McKin- ley Beatty and Lora Naomi Taylor Beatty. She was a homemaker and worked in the clothing department at Fowler 11th and Poplar Church of Christ in Murray (now Glendale Road Church of Christ.) She was a member of Glen-dale Road Church of Christ...
Charles Alvy Woten (12/22/05)
Charles Alvy Woten, 75, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his residence in Coal City. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., on Nov. 28, 1930, the son of Arlonso Franklin and Lillie Fay Shupp Woten. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for many years as a truck driver...
Susie Alta Deckard (12/22/05)
Susie Alta Deckard, 87, a homemaker, died Nov. 25, 2005, at her home in Alton, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Winona, Mo., to Harry and Nancy Jane Price Snyder. She was married in Oregon County on Dec. 23, 1935, to William Ray Deckard who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2001...
Douglas Blouir Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Mark Blouir Sr., 56, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Gary Ind., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Pam; three sons, Kristoper Blouir and wife, Meredith of Hammond, Ind., Timothy Blouir and wife, Carol, of Valporaiso, Ind., Douglas Blouir II of Mammoth Spring; a daughter, Kari Blouir of Indiana; one brother, David Blouir and wife, Paulette of Valporaiso; two sisters, Debra Sullivan and husband, Mike of Woodstock, Ga., Jean Skaggs of Morehead, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mia, J.J., Patricia and Braden and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carlos and Oda Roberts Hacker was born May 4, 1942, in Manchester, Ky. He died on Dec. 11, 2005, at Mountain. Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith and served his country in the United States Air Force...
Becky Beller (12/22/05)
Rebecca Jean Street (Becky) Beller, Highland School District's gifted and talented education coordinator, died Dec. 17, 2005, in a Little Rock hospital. She was 58. Beller taught up until the day before her untimely death. Beller, of Ash Flat, organized Highland's academic teams for interscholastic competition, including quiz bowl, chess and mock trial. Her highly successful teams consistently brought home championship tophies...
Glenna Aline Caruthers (12/22/05)
Glenna Aline Cauthers, 75, long time resident of Salem, Ark., was born Glenna Aline Holder on Aug. 14, 1930, at Union Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home. She was married to Orbie McCullough in 1962 at Coloma, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1988 and in 1993 she married J.B. ...
Marion C. Henry (12/22/05)
Marion C. Henry, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005, at the Izard County Medical Center of Calico Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the daugher of William and Mary McKenna Collins. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor...
Noel Southard (12/22/05)
Noel Southard, 90, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, N.M., died Nov. 13, 2005, in Alamogordo. He was born Feb. 5 1915, in Wheeling, Ark., to Green Franklin and Mollie Elizabeth Wiley Southard. During world War II he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ...
Mabel Angeline Taylor (12/22/05)
Mabel Angeline Taylor, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late Elijah David (Davie) Davis and Emma Elizabeth Zimmer Davis, was born March 14, 1916, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem at the age of 89 years...
Richard Edward Fisher (12/22/05)
Richard Edward Fisher, 31, of Alton, Mo., was born May 13, 1974, in Visalia, Calif., and died Dec. 8, 2005, at home in Alton. Survivors include his mother, Mary Christine Stevens Devore; his father, Bill Edward Fisher and wife, Loretta; two sisters, Stephanie Hardwick and Terry Green; two brothers, Bill Green and Joseph Fisher; grandmother, Mardell Firkel; three nieces; five nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives...
A.I Hoaney (12/22/05)
A.I. Hoaney, 71, of Judsonia, formerly of Evening Shade died Dec. 15, 2005, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 4, 1934, at Evening Shade to Columbus Shelby and Bunis Rogers Hoaney. He was a United States Army veteran, retired as the president and CEO of the Bank of Evening Shade after 43 years of service, and was a member of United Methodist Church of Evening Shade...
Clarice Lanham (12/22/05)
Miss Clarice Elizabeth Lanham, 93, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 14, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Lanham was a secretary and of the Presbyterian faith. She is survived by her sister, Doratha Lanham Ellis of Cherokee Village; two nieces, Mary Ellis and Patricia Peltier; and one nephew, Michael Ellis...
Brian Keith Rouse (12/01/05)
Brian Keith Rouse, 31, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 4, 1974, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence in Salem. Survivors include his wife, BillieJo Rouse and four children, Christopher Rouse, Hunter Rouse, Christina Rouse and Dustin Rouse; his mother, Martha Rouse; two brothers Claude Rouse and Bruce Rouse; two sisters, Terri Ward and Lori Toth; and several nieces and nephews...
Leamond DeWitt (12/01/05)
Leamond Thurston DeWitt, of Viola, son of the late Henry A. and Oma Sanders DeWitt, was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Rodney, Ark. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home in Viola at the age of 76 years. He was married to Pauline Sexton on July 19, 1952, at Viola and to this union seven children were born. He spent his life as a laborer and raising his family. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Bobby Gene Beaver (12/01/05)
Bobby Gene Beaver, of Viola, son of the late Farest and Lillie Mae McElmurry Beaver, was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Viola, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Viola at the age of 79 years. Gene was married to Fern Hand on Jan. 14, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, carpenter, farmer and service station operator. He was a member of Viola First Baptist Church and served his country in the United Sates Army during World War II...
James Robert Clifft Jr. (12/01/05)
James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr., son of the late James Robert Clifft, Sr. and Arkie Evelyn Welch Clifft, was born May 28, 1921, in Hickory Flat, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Batesville at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Jackson on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat and to this union a daughter was born...
Bonnie Jean Huskey (12/01/05)
Bonnie Jean Clements Huskey, 68, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1937, at Ravenden, Ark., to Hanley and Thelma Clements. She retired after 18 years as a school bus driver and custodian for Strawberry School District. She was a teacher's aid, a volunteer foster grandparent and a Christian...
Derald Alan Ficken (12/01/05)
Derald Alan Ficken, 61, was born Jan. 18, 1944 at St. Ansgar, Iowa, the son of Albert and Marcella Elsie Norman Ficken. He died Nov. 17, 2005, at his home near Birch Tree, Mo.. He graduated high school on May 21, 1963. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother...
Ina Mae Ford Walker (12/01/05)
Ina Mae Ford Walker, 84, of Batesville, died Nov. 25, 2005 in Batesville. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Sidney, the son of the late George W. Ford and Nettie Jane Carpenter Ford. She was a retired nurse's aid and had worked at North Arkansas Clinic. She was a member and was active in West Baptist Church and also enjoyed playing bingo...
Nona Jean Ford (12/01/05)
Nona Jean Ford, 56, of Cave City, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1949, at Sidney to William and Norma Lee Taylor Wilkes. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Ford of the home; one son, and daughter-in-law, Marty and Shanda Shreve of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Davis of Cave City; her step-mother, Lula Wilkes of Cave City; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Connie Ford of Evening Shade, Ronnie and Shayla Ford of Sulphur Rock; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and James Royal of Evening Shade and Melissa and Mike Walls of Sidney; two grandchildren, Emilee Davis and Parker Davis both of Cave City; nine step-grandchildren, Chris Ford, Nikki Ford, Jessica Royal, Jamie Royal and Joseph Royal all of Evening Shade, Samantha Walls and Michaela Walls both of Sidney, Tyler Ford and Trevor Ford both of Sulphur Rock; four brothers, Archie Wilkes, Danny Wilkes and Bobby Wilkes all of Cave City and Buell Wilkes of Evening Shade; a sister, Nema Thompson of Sidney; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Doyle Crotts (12/01/05)
Doyle Crotts, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Tommy Charles Crotts and Gracie Davis Crotts, was born March 18, 1928, in Argesy, Ark. He died Nov. 22, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Louise Hoslstine on March 22, 1950, in Salem, Ark. and to this union one daughter was born. He was employed by Baxter Health Care in Mountain Home until his retiement in 1989 after 27 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church...
Mary Rowena King (12/01/05)
Mary Rowena King, of Salem, daughter of the late J.R. and Viola Johnson Gibson, was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, and died Nov. 12, 2005, at Salem at the age of 73 years. She was married to Emery Lee King Nov. 9, 1983, at El Dorado. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a housekeeper at Fulton County Nursing Center and a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/01/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Lynn attended the Thayer School before moving to Memphis, Tenn. After graduating Lynn became a flight attendant for U.S. Air in Memphis...
Myrtie Ola Ramsey (12/01/05)
Myrtie Ola Ramsey, 85, of Jonesboro, La., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at Jackson Manor Nursing and Rehab in Jonesboro, La. She was born Feb. 18, 1920 at Evening Shade to Samuel and Leona Arnold Taylor. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife for 60 years in the Church of God...
Herbert E. Kazzee (12/01/05)
Herbert E. Kazzee, 65, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1940, at Pocahontas, Ark., the son of the late Andrew Talmadge Kazzee and Cecil Hill Kazzee. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Whitney Kazzee of the home; two stepsons, Shane Holland and Troy Daniel both of Hardy; one stepdaughter, Johnna Spikes of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Bill Kazzee and Harold Kazzee both of Pocahontas; six step-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Head of Sedgewick; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Marcella Willbanks (12/01/05)
Marcella Willbanks, 83, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence in Elsberry. She was retired from Barnes Hospital and was a member of Williford Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late William Williamson and Lillian Craig Williamson...
Hanford England (12/08/05)
Hanford Waymon England, school superintendent, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91. He was born June 28, 1914, in Elm Springs, Ark., the son of Marion Nixon and Dora Hall England. He was married in Salem, Ark., on June14, 1936, to Mary June Payne...
Mary Pauline Roper (12/08/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of the late Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Priscilla Cromwell Lyerly...
Alla Jean Berry Sharp (12/08/05)
Alla Jean Berry Sharp, 69, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, the daughter of the late Arthur "A.D." D. Berry, and Cecil Taylor Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church...
James Celige Dickson (12/08/05)
James Celige Dickson, 52, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 24, 2005, at his resience in Highland. He was the son of the late William Dickson. He was employed by Dixie Restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Louise Dickson; maternal grandmother, Dora Webb; two sisters, Connie Taylor of Highland and Betty Wardlow of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, William Dickson of Cheroke Village and Thomas Dickson of Auora, Ill...
Martha Stickle Galloway (12/08/05)
Martha Louise Stickle Galloway, of Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Viva Creech Sturm, was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 22, 2005, at Hannibal, Mo. at the age of 50. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Doyle Wess (12/08/05)
Doyle Wess, 68, of Bentonville, died Nov. 30, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, at Wynne, Ark., to Lester Fallon Wess and Delma Wiline Griffin Wess. He served in the U. S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class...
Earl Alvis Warren (12/08/05)
Earl Alvis Warren, son of the late Tommie Warren and Ida Harrison Warren, was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Alton, Mo., and died Nov. 21, 2005, at his home in Fenton, Mo. at the age of 80 years. He was united in marriage on Sept. 30, 1950, at Alton to Pearl Breeden who survives...
Violet L. Lentz (12/08/05)
In the obituary for Violet L. Lentz of Alton, printed recently survivors included three children, Marietta Varnell of Alton, Ruben Lentz of Natalie, Texas, and Bennie Lentz of Canton, Ill. It was previously printed as Bernie Lenz of Canton, Ill. Instead of Bernie Lenz it should have read Bennie Lentz...
Claude Allen Warren (12/08/05)
Claude Allen Warren, 69, of Granite City, Ill., was born June 9, 1936, in Alton and died Nov. 28, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Christine Warren of the home; one son, Claude Allen Warren Jr. of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Claudia Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Helen Whittington and husband, Glen, of Alton; one sister-in-law, Auddie Warren of Salina, Kan.; three granddaughters; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Gretchen Marie Fees (12/08/05)
Gretchen Marie Fees, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Polk County, Iowa., the daughter of Fred Gabbert and Nellie Kile Gabbert. She was married to Cecil Fees on May 9, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
Pamela Jean Newman (12/08/05)
Pamela Jean McIntyre "Pam" Newman, 48, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Kankakee, Ill, and died Nov. 20, 2005, at her home. She had been a waitress for many years, working at Fred's Fish House, Country Cottage and Riverbend restaurants...
Aubrey Billingsley (12/08/05)
Aubrey Alexander Billingsley, son of the late Archibald A. Billingsley and Novella Garner Billingsley, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Franklin, Ark. He died Nov. 29, 2005, in Melbourne at the age of 80. He was married to Joyce Kathleen Herron on Dec. 22, 1947, near Myron, and to this union three children were born...
Arthur R. Franke (12/08/05)
~Died 11-22-2005 Arthur R. Franke, 89, of Rogers, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the home of his son in Thayer. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Mrs. Blanche H. Worel (12/08/05)
Mrs. Blanche Hortence Worel, of Willow Springs, Mo., died at her home Nov. 26, 2005. She was born in Koshkonong, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Hattie Ann Smith McCormack. She was married on Dec. 16, 1935, in Thayer, Mo. to Herbert R. Worel, who preceded her in death...
Ina May Chronister (12/08/05)
Ina May Chronister, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Wesco, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. She was married to E.J. "Jewell" Chronister on Oct. 10, 1931, and he survives. Ina and Jewell lived in St. Louis for over 30 years then in several communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, before moving to Alton in 1972. They were both long time members of the First Baptist Church of Alton...
Raymond J. King (12/08/05)
Raymond J. King, 73, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2005, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 27, 1932, at Cave City, Ark., to Russell D. and Ester Leona West King. He had worked for Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kan., and the Sharp County Road Department and was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
June Shaver Koorstad (12/08/05)
June Shaver Koorstad, 94, of Hardy, was born in Nelsonville (Sharp County) on May 2, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Hassie Shaver and died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a Christian and long-time member of the Hardy Church of Christ. She worked as a librarian and an Avon representative. She was a member of Timely Club of Hardy and the Sharp County Historical Society where she contributed to books about the history of Hardy and one-room schools in Sharp County...
O.F. Holmes (12/08/05)
O.F. "Tobe" "Cotton" Holmes, 79, of Kilgore, Texas, was born one of nine children on Dec. 31, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Frank and Maude Holmes. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He attended public schools in Missouri before joining the United States Army. ...
Ollie Asalena Owens (12/08/05)
Ollie Asalena Owens, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George and Mary Matney Jennings, was born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Nov. 30, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to C.L. (Spikey) Owens in 1930...
John Inge Risvold (12/08/05)
John Inge Risvold, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born April 3, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Magnus and Bertha Madland Risvold. He moved to Chicago, Ill, where he received his schooling. He was married to Beatrice Danner on Sept. 19, 1957 in Ottawa, Ill...
Jeanette Murphy (12/08/05)
Jeanette Murphy, 66, of Ash Flat died Dec. 1, 2005, in Little Rock. Murphy was born June 15, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Edith (Gibbs) Gerber. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Murphy, of the home in Ash Flat; one daughter, Deb Gatliff of Fishers, Ind.; three brothers, Joe Gerber of Indianapolis, Ind., Jay Gerber of Florida and James Gerber of Lapel, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Nosler and Janice Wills, both of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter; a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Jack Martin Fletcher (12/08/05)
Jack Martin Fletcher, 84, of Hardy, died Dec 1, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a self-employed photographer and realtor. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Professional Photographers of America...
Ray R. Ruppel (12/08/05)
Ray R. Ruppel, 95, of Charlotte, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 1, 1910, at Ware, Mo. to William and Jessie Taylor Ruppel. He was a retired brick mason and served in the United States Army during World War II...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/08/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 5, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was of the Baptist faith and was a flight attendant for U.S. Airways, based out of Baltimore, Md. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge 253 and the Thayer chapter of the Eagles...
Alpha Wilma Fench (12/08/05)
Alpha Wilma Rogers French, 94, of Hardy died Nov. 30,2005 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Rogers ad the late Kate Davis Rogers. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Evans of Hardy; three sons, Billy Joe French of Cherokee Village, Kenneth French of Agnos and Max French of Cave City, Ark...
Vona Nell Reeves (12/29/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920 and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in Nov of 1975...
James Nathan Davis (12/29/05)
James Nathan Davis, of St. Charles, Mo., was born March 6, 1982, in Salem, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, in Salem, at the age of 23 years. He was a salesman for a photography studio and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter, Patience Lawson of Thayer, Mo.; parents, Tina Crenshaw and Richard Swinea of St. ...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/29/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
Thomas (T. J.) Pleasant Jr. (12/29/05)
Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., was born Oct. 28, 1987, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 18 years. T.J. was a senior at the Salem High School. He was a member or active in various clubs and organizations. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all...
Anne C. Heath (12/29/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath in 1995. A mass service was held Dec. 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy, Ark. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Jewell Annis Ball (12/29/05)
Jewell Annis Ball, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman, Ark. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church...
Mary Claudine Gibson (12/29/05)
Mary Claudine Gibson, homemaker, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. Gibson was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Theodore Forrest and Alta Fern Biggerstaff Martin. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Woods of Wentzville, Mo., Eula McSpadden of Jackson, Mo., and Jackie Carpenter of Bentonville, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews...
Verbie M. Harriell (12/29/05)
Verbie M. Harriell, 91, retired Macy's Sunflower Room waitress, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2005. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cates) Harriell. She was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan...
Leland Von Boozer (12/29/05)
Leland Von Boozer, 75, of Paragould, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 10, 1930 in Greene County, Ark. He was a Korean Army Veteran and employed with Crane Company for more than 18 years and was a carpenter...
Clarence Junior Morgan (12/29/05)
Clarence Junior Morgan, 70, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home in Williford, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Williford. He was an iron worker of Local 336, a Christian and a charter member of the Light House Baptist Church. He was a rancher and a farmer and a member of the Quarter Horse Association for 20 plus years...
Elmer Glen Lewallen (12/29/05)
Elmer Glen Lewallen, 83, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of William Franklin and Barbara Stradel Lewallen. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and earning the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous awards for battles and campaigns for which he served in, including two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star...
Brian Allen Flood (12/29/05)
Brian Allen Flood, 30, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 12, 1975, in West Plains, the son of Allen Flood and Nova Ellison Flood Morgan. He died Dec. 18, 2005. He graduated high school in 1993. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force. ...
Joann "Joni" Ryan (12/29/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Indiana area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s...
J.T. Orr (12/29/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended the Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Doris Cory (12/29/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Augusta Marie LaFollett (12/29/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Gene Author Thompson (12/29/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005 in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, Ark., and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy, Ark., and three grandchildren...
Hazel Lucy Chadwick (12/29/05)
Hazel Lucy Chadwick Goodwin of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Carson Benjamin and Addie Elizabeth Jacob Simmons was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Oxford. She died Dec. 16 at Salem at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to Alfred Matthew Chadwick on Jan. 14, 1930 in Fulton County, Ark., and was later married to E.B. Goodwin on Aug. 2, 1985, at Thayer...
Louise Williams (12/15/05)
Louise Barnesteen Wright Williams, homemaker, died Dec. 2, 2005, in Thayer, Mo. She was born June 26, 1915 at Thayer, the daughter of Albert C. and Viola "Ola" Jane Ryan Green. She was married to Elmer Holesapple and to this union three children were born. She married in 1942 at Salem, Ark., to Marvin Wright and to this union two children were born. She married in 1989 in Ash Flat to George Williams...
Robert Eldon Adams (12/15/05)
Robert Eldon Adams, of Viola, Ark., son of Jesse Ralph Adams and the late Fern Berdella Klaugs Adams, was born April 7, 1940 in Carlinville, Ill. He died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home at the age of 65 years. He was married to Joanna Pruett on Aug. 6, 1990, at Gainesville, Mo...
Evelyn Theressa Boud (12/15/05)
Evelyn Theressa Boud, homemaker, died Dec. 5, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age of 94 years. She was born March 9, 1911, in Akron, Ohio, to William T. and Theressa Maude Wolfe Reese. She maried on April 26, 1954, in Reno, Nev., to Norman Boud who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1964...
Vernon Graham (12/15/05)
Vernon Graham, son of the late James Fielding Graham and Eva Amanda Mullin Graham, was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Wideman, Ark. He died Nov. 28, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He was married to Lola Fern Dillard on Aug. 10, 1951, in Melbourne and to this union three children were born...
Irene V. Glenn (12/15/05)
Irene V. Glenn, 95, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Fisher, died Dec. 8, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 1, 1910, at Cherry Valley. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Fisher. Survivors include two sons, Burl Glenn of Cave City and Gerald Glenn of Wynne; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends...
Paul Franklin Morphis (12/15/05)
Paul Franklin Morphis, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Ottis Egbert Morphis and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 72 years...
Thomas "Win" Jeffery (12/15/05)
Thomas Edwin "Win" Jeffery, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Thomas Mason Jeffery and Ada Wiles Jeffery was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Mt. Olive, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at his home in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 90. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Oct. 1, 1967, in Mammoth Spring...
Doris H. Schaffert (12/15/05)
Doris H. Schaffert, 93, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 4, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on March 4, 1912 in Texarkana, Ark. She was married to William Charles Schaffert Sr. in LaGrange, Ill., in 1934. The Schafferts moved to Cherokee Village in 1971...
John Fielding Manuel (12/15/05)
John Fielding Manuel, 49, of Cave City, Ark., was born March 15, 1956, at Paragould, Ark., to Thomas O. and Gracie Grimes Manuel. He died Dec. 21, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz. He was a truck driver, painter and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his mother, Grace Grimes Kankelfitz of Cave City; one son, John F. ...
Elsie Louise Wilson (12/15/05)
Elsie Louise Wilson, nee Seibold, 89, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 8, 2005. She was born Dec. 26, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Wilhelmina and Reinhold Seibold. She was sister to five brothers, Reinhold, Charles, William Edwin, and Robert; and mother of Marian Henderson, Linda Racette and William Henley; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of five; and wife of David L.Wilson...
Maurice L. Hardin (12/15/05)
Maurice L. Hardin, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2005, at Ridgecrest Health and Rehab. Born in Hardy, Ark., he was a member of the 447th Bomb Wing Flight crew in World War II that flew missions over Europe. He was a member of the Nettleton Church of Christ...
Zachery Heath Watkins (12/15/05)
Zachery Heath Watkins, 23, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Cave City, died Dec. 3, 2005, at North Little Rock, Ark. He was born Aug. 12, 1982, at Batesville, Ark., to Boyce and Becky Marlin Watkins. He was a student at UCA and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Osie Marie Duke (12/15/05)
Osie Marie Duke, 93, of Sidney, Ark., died Dec. 6, 2005, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Stuttgart, Ark., the daughter of John Bailey and Della Murphy Bailey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evening Shade First Baptist Church...
Agnes Johnson (12/15/05)
Agnes Lee Johnson, 88, of Koshkonong, Mo., died Dec. 3, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1917, in Howell County, Mo., to Lee and Mae Heckart Morrison. She graduated from Drury College and on May 27, 1939, was marred at Leota, Mo. to Carl L. Johnson who preceded her in death on May 27, 1976...
A.I Hoaney (12/22/05)
A.I. Hoaney, 71, of Judsonia, formerly of Evening Shade died Dec. 15, 2005, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 4, 1934, at Evening Shade to Columbus Shelby and Bunis Rogers Hoaney. He was a United States Army veteran, retired as the president and CEO of the Bank of Evening Shade after 43 years of service, and was a member of United Methodist Church of Evening Shade...
Grover Grooms (12/22/05)
Grover Grooms, retired truck driver, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., at the age of 86 years. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Alton, Mo., the son of Jesse Marion and Ella Blankenship Grooms. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving his country during World War II. He earned the rank of sergeant and received numerous awards, ribbons and medals for his service...
Susie Alta Deckard (12/22/05)
Susie Alta Deckard, 87, a homemaker, died Nov. 25, 2005, at her home in Alton, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Winona, Mo., to Harry and Nancy Jane Price Snyder. She was married in Oregon County on Dec. 23, 1935, to William Ray Deckard who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2001...
Clarice Lanham (12/22/05)
Miss Clarice Elizabeth Lanham, 93, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 14, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Lanham was a secretary and of the Presbyterian faith. She is survived by her sister, Doratha Lanham Ellis of Cherokee Village; two nieces, Mary Ellis and Patricia Peltier; and one nephew, Michael Ellis...
Glenna Aline Caruthers (12/22/05)
Glenna Aline Cauthers, 75, long time resident of Salem, Ark., was born Glenna Aline Holder on Aug. 14, 1930, at Union Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home. She was married to Orbie McCullough in 1962 at Coloma, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1988 and in 1993 she married J.B. ...
Richard Edward Fisher (12/22/05)
Richard Edward Fisher, 31, of Alton, Mo., was born May 13, 1974, in Visalia, Calif., and died Dec. 8, 2005, at home in Alton. Survivors include his mother, Mary Christine Stevens Devore; his father, Bill Edward Fisher and wife, Loretta; two sisters, Stephanie Hardwick and Terry Green; two brothers, Bill Green and Joseph Fisher; grandmother, Mardell Firkel; three nieces; five nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Becky Beller (12/22/05)
Rebecca Jean Street (Becky) Beller, Highland School District's gifted and talented education coordinator, died Dec. 17, 2005, in a Little Rock hospital. She was 58. Beller taught up until the day before her untimely death. Beller, of Ash Flat, organized Highland's academic teams for interscholastic competition, including quiz bowl, chess and mock trial. Her highly successful teams consistently brought home championship tophies...
Noel Southard (12/22/05)
Noel Southard, 90, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, N.M., died Nov. 13, 2005, in Alamogordo. He was born Feb. 5 1915, in Wheeling, Ark., to Green Franklin and Mollie Elizabeth Wiley Southard. During world War II he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ...
Marion C. Henry (12/22/05)
Marion C. Henry, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005, at the Izard County Medical Center of Calico Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the daugher of William and Mary McKenna Collins. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor...
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carlos and Oda Roberts Hacker was born May 4, 1942, in Manchester, Ky. He died on Dec. 11, 2005, at Mountain. Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith and served his country in the United States Air Force...
Catherine Rozella Daniels (12/22/05)
Catherine Rozella Daniels, 75, of Alton, Mo., was born March 6, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., and died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Larry Daniels and wife, Teri; six grandchildren, Michelle Phipps, Muzett Griffis, Christina Daniels, Michael Daniels, Erica Daniels, and Kaitlyn Daniels; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Daniels and Destiny Ivy; two sisters, Dorothy Remp and Charlotte Pusey; one brother William Wolfe; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Opal Annel Burrow (12/22/05)
Opal Annel Burrow, 53, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1952, in West Plains, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Richard Burrow of Alabama; two daughters, April Curbow of Thayer and Sherry Denton and husband, Randy, of Thayer; nine grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Charles Alvy Woten (12/22/05)
Charles Alvy Woten, 75, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his residence in Coal City. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., on Nov. 28, 1930, the son of Arlonso Franklin and Lillie Fay Shupp Woten. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for many years as a truck driver...
Fern Smith (12/22/05)
Fern Smith, 85, of Murray, Ky., died Dec. 10, 2005 at Westview Nursing Home in Murray, Ky. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Feb. 19, 1920, daughter of Charles McKin- ley Beatty and Lora Naomi Taylor Beatty. She was a homemaker and worked in the clothing department at Fowler 11th and Poplar Church of Christ in Murray (now Glendale Road Church of Christ.) She was a member of Glen-dale Road Church of Christ...
Mabel Angeline Taylor (12/22/05)
Mabel Angeline Taylor, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late Elijah David (Davie) Davis and Emma Elizabeth Zimmer Davis, was born March 14, 1916, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem at the age of 89 years...
Dennis Ray Ary (12/22/05)
Dennis Ray Ary, died Nov. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 65 years. Ary was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the son of Floyd and Zelma Burr Ary. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was married on Sept. 27, 1959, to Patsy Miller. He was married in Thayer on Sept. 22, 1990, to Gale Gann...
James Arrington (12/22/05)
James W. "Wick" Arrington died Dec. 16, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. Arriangton was born May 3, 1911 in Paragould, Ark., to John A. and Lela Berryhill Arrington. He was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Earl Victor Estes (12/22/05)
Earl Victor Estes, son of the late H. Estes and Gladys Estes Jones of Bald Knob, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1942. He died Dec. 14, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 62 years. He was married to Janice Sue Owens on July 10, 1964, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. During his working years, he was employed by the Melbourne Shirt Factory and the Cave City Shirt Factory. He was of the Church of Christ faith and attended services at Brockwell...
Douglas Blouir Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Mark Blouir Sr., 56, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Gary Ind., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Pam; three sons, Kristoper Blouir and wife, Meredith of Hammond, Ind., Timothy Blouir and wife, Carol, of Valporaiso, Ind., Douglas Blouir II of Mammoth Spring; a daughter, Kari Blouir of Indiana; one brother, David Blouir and wife, Paulette of Valporaiso; two sisters, Debra Sullivan and husband, Mike of Woodstock, Ga., Jean Skaggs of Morehead, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mia, J.J., Patricia and Braden and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Beatrice Mae Morgan (12/22/05)
Beatrice Mae Morgan, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. Morgan was born March 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Paul V. and Thelma (Chamber) Green. She was a wonderful and supportive single parent, gardener and in 1978 was the First woman to work at Lake Norfork Highway Department as a deck hand for the lake ferries. Upon retirement she was the night watchman and large equipment operator...
Darrell Gene Holman (12/22/05)
Darrell Gene Holman, 62, of Alton, was born July 1, 1943, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; two sons, Brent and wife, Valerie of Thomasville, Mo.; and Billy and wife, Robin of Alton; three grandchildren, Tanner, Bryce and Tyson; two brothers, David and wife, Mary Ann, Dwight and wife, Sue, all of Alton; one sister, Dana Rhea Stroud of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Zachery Heath Watkins (12/13/05)
Zachery Heath Watkins, 23, of Conway, Ark., and formerly of Cave City died Dec. 3, 2005, at North Little Rock, Ark. He was born Aug. 12, 1982, at Batesville, Ark., to Boyce and Becky Marlin Watkins. He was a student at UCA and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Vona N. Reeves (12/27/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920, and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in November 1975...
Thomas Edwin Jeffery (12/13/05)
Thomas Edwin "Win" Jeffery of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Thomas Mason Jeffery and Ada Wiles Jeffery, was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Mount Olive, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at his home in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 90. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Oct. 1, 1967, in Mammoth Spring. During his working years he was the superintendent of golf courses in Horseshoe Bend...
Steven Jeff Montgomery (12/20/05)
Steven Jeff Montgomery of Horseshoe Bend, son of Bonita Walker Montgomery and the late James Arthur Montgomery, was born July 24, 1960, in Salem. He died Dec. 13, 2005, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 45 years. He was married to Lisa Sullivan on March 20, 1987, at Hardy...
Raymond J. King (12/06/05)
Raymond J. King, 73, of Cave City died Nov. 30, 2005, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 27, 1932, at Cave City to Russell D. and Ester Leona West King. He had worked for Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kan., and the Sharp County Road Department and was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/27/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
Paul Franklin Morphis (12/13/05)
Paul Franklin Morphis of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Ottis Egbert Morphis and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 72...
Osie Marie Duke (12/13/05)
Osie Marie Duke, 93, of Sidney died Dec. 6, 2005, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Stuttgart, Ark. She was the daughter of John Bailey and Della Murphy Bailey. She was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade First Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning food, cooking and quilting...
Mary Pauline Roper (12/06/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat died Nov. 22, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Roper was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of the late Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Priscilla Cromwell Lyerly. She married Claude David Roper on March 15, 1951, in Paragould, Ark. ...
Maurice L. Hardin (12/13/05)
Maurice L. Hardin, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2005, at Ridgecrest Health and Rehab. Born in Hardy, he was a member of the 447th Bomb Wing Flight crew in World War II that flew missions over Europe. He was a member of the Nettleton Church of Christ...
Marion C. Henry (12/20/05)
Marion C. Henry, 92, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 17, 2005, at the Izard County Medical Center at Calico Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of William and Mary McKenna Collins. During her working years she worked for the U.S. government as a savings bond processor. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church of Horseshoe end. She was a past member of the Lions Auxiliary, Little Theater, and NARRF...
June Shaver Koorstad (12/06/05)
June Shaver Koorstad, 94, of Hardy was born in Nelsonville (Sharp County) on May 2, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Hassie Shaver, and died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a Christian and long-time member of the Hardy Church of Christ. She worked as a librarian and an Avon representative. She was a member of Timely Club of Hardy and the Sharp County Historical Society where she contributed to books about the history of Hardy and one-room schools in Sharp County...
Jeanette Murphy (12/06/05)
Jeanette Murphy, 66, of Ash Flat died Dec. 1, 2005, in Little Rock. Murphy was born June 15, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Edith (Gibbs) Gerber. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Murphy, of the home in Ash Flat; one daughter, Deb Gatliff of Fishers, Ind.; three brothers, Joe Gerber of Indianapolis, Ind., Jay Gerber of Florida and James Gerber of Lapel, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Nosler and Janice Wills, both of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter; a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Jack Martin Fletcher (12/06/05)
Jack Martin Fletcher, 48, of Hardy died Dec. 1, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was a self-employed photographer and Realtor. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Professional Photographers of America...
John Inge Risvold (12/06/05)
John Inge Risvold, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 1, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born April 3, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Magnus and Bertha Madland Risvold. He moved to Chicago, Ill., where he received his schooling...
Joann F. Ryan (12/27/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Ind., area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s. Joni was briefly engaged in environmental research after which she devoted her life to caring for her widowed mother and her beloved aunt...
John Fielding Manuel (12/13/05)
John Fielding Manuel, 49, of Cave City died in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 1. He was born March 15, 1956, at Paragould, Ark., to Thomas O. and Gracie Grimes Manuel. He was a truck driver and a painter. He was a member of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his mother, Grace Grimes Kankelfitz of Cave City; one son, John F. ...
James Celige Dickson (12/06/05)
James Celige Dickson, 52, of Cherokee Village died Nov. 24, 2005, at his residence in Highland. He was the son of the late William Dickson. He was employed by Dixie Restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Louise Dickson; maternal grandmother, Dora Webb; two sisters, Connie Taylor of Highland and Betty Wardlow of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, William Dickson of Cherokee Village and Thomas Dickson of Auora, Ill...
J.T. Orr (12/27/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Jewell A. Ball (12/27/05)
Jewell Annis Ball of Oxford, daughter of the late Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne at the age of 92 years. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church...
Irene Glenn (12/15/05)
Irene V. Glenn, 95, of Cave City died Dec. 8, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 1, 1910, at Cherry Valley. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Fisher. Survivors include two sons, Burl Glenn of Cave City, and Gerald Glenn of Wynne; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends...
Gretchen Marie Fees (12/06/05)
Gretchen Marie Fees, 78, of Cherokee Village died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Polk County, Iowa, the daughter of Fred Gabbert and Nellie Kile Gabbert. She married Cecil Fees on May 9, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
Gene A. Thompson (12/27/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, died Dec. 17, 2005, in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy; and three grandchildren...
Elsie Louise Wilson (12/13/05)
Elsie Louise Wilson, 89, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 8, 2005. She was born Dec. 26, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Wilhelmina and Reinhold Seibold. She was sister to five brothers, Reinhold, Charles, William, Edwin and Robert; and mother of Marian Henderson, Linda Racette and William Henley; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of five; and wife of David L. Wilson...
Doris H. Schaffert (12/15/05)
Doris H. Schaffert, 93, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 4, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born on March 4, 1912, in Texarkana, Ark. She married William Charles Schaffert Sr. in LaGrange, Ill., in 1934. The Schafferts moved to Cherokee Village in 1971...
Doris Cory (12/27/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Clarice E. Lanham (12/20/05)
Clarice Elizabeth Lanham, 93, of Ash Flat died Dec. 14, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Lanham was a secretary and of the Presbyterian faith. She is survived by her sister, Doratha Lanham Ellis of Cherokee Village; two nieces, Mary Ellis and Patricia Peltier; and one nephew, Michael Ellis...
Charles Alvy Woten (12/20/05)
Charles Alvy Woten, 75, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his residence in Coal City, Ind. He was born in Sharp County on Nov. 28, 1930, the son of Arlonso Franklin and Lillie Fay Shupp Woten. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for many years as a truck driver...
Becky Beller (12/20/05)
Becky Beller, Highland School District's gifted and talented education coordinator, died Dec. 17, 2005, in a Little Rock hospital. She was 58. Beller taught up until the day before her untimely death. Beller, of Ash Flat, organized Highland's academic teams for interscholastic competition, including quiz bowl, chess and mock trial. Her highly successful teams consistently brought home championship trophies...
Alpha Wilma Rogers French (12/06/05)
Alpha Wilma Rogers French, 94, of Hardy died Nov. 30, 2005 ,at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Rogers and the late Kate Davis Rogers. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Evans of Hardy; three sons, Billy Joe French of Cherokee Village, Kenneth French of Agnos and Max French of Cave City...
Anne C. Heath (12/27/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath, in 1995. A mass was held Dec. 29, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Augusta M. Lafollett (12/27/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Alla Jean Berry Sharp (12/06/05)
Alla Jean Berry Sharp, 69, of Evening Shade died Nov. 29, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, the daughter of the late Arthur "A.D." Berry, and Cecil Taylor Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church...
A.L. Hoaney (12/20/05)
A.L. Hoaney, 71, of Judsonia, formerly of Evening Shade died Dec. 15, 2005, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 4, 1934, at Evening Shade to Columbus Shelby and Bunis Rogers Hoaney. He was a United States Army veteran, retired as the president and CEO of the Bank of Evening Shade after 43 years of service, and was a member of the United Meth-odist Church of Evening Shade...