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Obituaries from January 2006

Ray P. Mikolajek (01/05/06)
Ray P. Mikolajek, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2005, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wis, the son of John and Sally Marciszewski Mikolajek whom preceded him in death. He served in the Army during World War II and worked as an inspector and supervisor for Rex-Nord Corporation in Milwaukee until he retired and moved his family, 25 years ago, to Cherokee Village...
Ray Austin Peace (01/05/06)
Ray Austin Peace, 78, of Thayer, died Dec. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer, Mo. He was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Roy M. and Armintie Huddleston Peace. He was united in marriage to Imogene Langley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring and served as church treasurer for many years...
Linda Kay Chavers (01/05/06)
Linda Kay Chavers, 60, of Cave City, died Dec. 25, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 12, 1945, at Batesville, the daughter of Carl Alton and Ruby Estella Gifford Coles. She retired from White River Medical Center as a housekeeper and was of the Baptist faith...
Lemuel Bartholomee (01/05/06)
Lemuel Everett Bartholomee, died Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 80 years. He was born June 24, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Lemuel A. and Florence Smith Bartholomee. He received numerous awards and medals and earned the rank of First Lieutenant for service rendered his country...
Edna F. White (01/05/06)
Edna F. White, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Freeburg, Ill., the daughter of the late Edward P . Kolb and Emma Schanz Kolb. She was united in marriage to Medford "Whitey" White on Jan. 8, 1948, in Mascoutah, Ill...
Marion C. Henry (01/05/06)
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 Henry. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church of Horseshoe Bend. She was a past member of the Lions Auxiliary, Little Theater, and NARRF...
Billie Bert Chelsvig (01/05/06)
Billie Bert Chelsvig, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, in Des Plaines, Ill., the son of Bert Chelsvig and Mildred Walther Chelsvig. He was a veteran of the United State Navy and served during the Korean War. He was the former owner and broker of Amherst Realty in Des Plaines. He retired from K-Mart in Oceanside, Calif., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1994...
Pauline "Polly" Poor (01/05/06)
Pauline "Polly" Kunkel Poor, 81, of Searcy, formerly of Evening Shade, and Cuba, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2005, at a Searcy nursing home. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, at Ash Flat to Malford and Vernon Rush Hall. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star in both Missouri and Arkansas and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Beverly Faye Jacobs (01/05/06)
Beverly Faye Jacobs of Union, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Chelta Beverly Mitchell Bennett, was born on April 19, 1942, in Billings, Mont. She died Dec. 23, 2005, in Mountain Home at the age of 63. She was united in marriage to Ronald Clyde Jacobs on Sept. 11, 1957, at Seattle, Wash. She was of the Mormon faith...
Terry L. Daugherty (01/05/06)
Terry L. Daugherty, 51, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born Dec. 24, 1954, in Houston, Mo., the son of Frankie Daugherty and Barbara Bigham Daugherty. He was a veteran of the United States Marie Corps. He moved to Arkansas from Shell Rock, Iowa, 12 years ago...
Goldie McCollum (01/05/06)
Goldie McCollum of Morriston, Ark., daughter of the late William Herman Pitchford and Martha Mondena Bogart Pitchford, was born June 14, 1926. She died Dec. 26, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 79 years. She was married to Gerald McCollum on July 25, 1941, in Morriston. ...
Myrna Frederiksen (01/05/06)
Myrna Leah Frederiksen, 66, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 20, 2005, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born in Clay County, Ark., daughter of Harry D. and Sybil M. McGee Wright, both deceased. She was a supervisor over food services for Sacramento School District...
Richard E. Reiley (01/05/06)
Richard E. Reiley, 68, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Summitville, Ind., the son of the late Vincent Reiley and Inez Morris Reiley. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was retired from General Motors...
Betty Jo Wurst (01/05/06)
Betty Jo Wurst, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Thomas and Lucille Eleanor Hardin Dailey, was born on March 21, 1938, in Cass, Ark. She died on Dec. 23, 2005, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 67 years. She was united in marriage to John F. Sparks in Detroit, Mich., and later married Rodney Wurst on Sept. 19, 1972 at West Plains, Mo...
Lawrence Faust (01/19/06)
Lawrence Norman Faust, 78, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 10, 1927, in Alton, Mo., the son of Lewis Joseph Faust and Naomi Norman Faust. He was a molding machine operator for a plastic products manufacturer in Columbus for 25 years...
Ruby Pauline Burris (01/19/06)
Ruby Pauline Burris, 89, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Westfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Margaret Olive Lee Hamp. She married Eugene Burris June 11, 1938, in Henderson, Ky. She worked as a telephone operator before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of the United Brethren...
Carson Ross (01/19/06)
Carson Ross, 73, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include one son, Tom and Julie Ross of Republic, Mo.; two daughters, Theresa Daniels of Kingston, Tenn., and Donna Jean Berry of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Betty and Ray Reynolds of Thayer, Mo.; one brother, Don Ross of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Bette Ross of Alton; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
John Peel (01/19/06)
John Peel, 41, of Mountain Home died Dec. 31, 2005, in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Darrell and Helen McCandlis Peel. He was married to Melinda Bell on July 1, 1991, in Mountain Home. He worked as a maintenance supervisor at Eaton Corporation in Mountain Home for more than 20 years and enjoyed woodworking and fishing...
James Oren McCurley (01/19/06)
James Oren McCurley, son of the late James Ewell McCurley and Helen Irene Evans McCurley, was born March 12, 1936, in Wideman, Ark. He died Jan. 5, 2006, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Blevins on Feb. 14, 1983, in Batesville, Ark...
Richard Allen Rains (01/19/06)
Richard Allen Rains, 46, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home in Rockwell, Texas. He was born June 26, 1959, in Garden City, Kan., to Charles Dempsey and Margie McVey Rains. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married the love of his life, Holly Newman, at Marianna, Ark. He attended schools in Kansas and was a 1977 graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, Ark...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/19/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, at Paragould, Ark., the son of Benjaman Sachel "Sach" and Lillian Stonesipher Smith. He was a maintenance man for many years at Con Agra...
Juanita Taylor (01/19/06)
Juanita Taylor, homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 84 years. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frenchtown, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Hackworth Cherry. Along with her husband she was co-owner and operator of Many Islands Camp and Canoe Rentals...
Junior Richard GageBorn 9-21-1932 -- Died 1-1-2006 (01/19/06)
Junior Richard Gage, 73, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frankfurt, Mich., the son of the late Richard Richardson Gage and Mary Hickey Gage. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War...
Charlotte Marie Wondra (01/19/06)
Charlotte Marie Wondra, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died peacefully Jan. 9, 2006, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Meiers Romayko. She was united in marriage to James Wondra April 11, 1953, at St. Matthews Church in Campbellsport, Wis...
Lynn Coffman McBride (01/19/06)
Lynn Coffman McBride was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Brinkley, Ark. She died Jan. 13, 2006, at Glencoe at the age of 54 years. She spent her working years as a telephone operator for CenturyTel. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Webber of Hardy; mother, Sylvia Coffman of Gencoe; brothers, Donald Ray Coffman of Holly Grove, Ark., Harold Coffman of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Coffman of Salem; sisters, Kathy Hicks of Hardy, and Anita Thiel of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandsons, Gaven Martin of Cabot, Ark., and Colten Webber of Hardy.. ...
Callie J. Parnell (01/19/06)
Callie J. Parnell, a homemaker, died Jan. 10, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 91. She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late George Washington and Sarah Ann Longley Denton. She was united in marriage in 1931 to Jack Allen who preceded her in death...
Thomas "T.J." Reed (01/19/06)
Thomas Jefferson "T.J. Reed died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 59 years. He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of James Daniel and Sallie Gray Reed. He was united in marriage July 5, 1969, to Carol Sue Johnston. He was united in marriage May 15, 1999, in Thayer to Eileen Foster Maddux...
Virginia Beaushaw (01/19/06)
Virginia Ester Beaushaw, daughter of the late Claude B. and Hattie Lena Johnson Burns, was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Dermott, Ark. She died Jan. 9, 2006, in Salem at the age of 72. She spent her working years as a sewing machine operator for a garment factory. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lorene Beaver (01/19/06)
Lorene Beaver of Salem, daughter of the late Earl Smith and Clista Foster Smith, was born June 18, 1926, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage to Elo Beaver. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death in 1998...
Geraldine Francis Miller (01/26/06)
Geraldine Francis Miller, 85, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at her residence. She worked for 23 years at the Ash Flat Wal-Mart as a checker. She was 57 years old when she started working there and retired at the age of 80. She received many awards during her employment...
Jessie Baldridge (01/26/06)
Jessie Waymon Baldridge, 78, of Hardy, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in the Armstrong community, near Hardy, the son of Jessie L. Baldridge Sr. and Bessie N. Pruitt Baldridge...
Veda Beatrice Lowe (01/26/06)
Veda Beatrice Lowe, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Cave City, Ark., the daughter of the late Marion Watkins and Mary Russell Watkins. She was united in marriage to Lee Lowe in Hardy in 1951...
Mary Montine Coats (01/26/06)
Mary Montine Moss Coats died Jan. 15, 2006, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born in Oxford, Ark., on Dec. 8, 1919, daughter of John C. Moss and Fannie Mae McVey. Prior to her death, she had been a resident of Shirley, Oxford, Salem and Green Forest, Ark...
Bennie James Harper (01/26/06)
Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 20 at Jefferson City, Mo. Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper. Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla; one brother, Dale Harper; and one sister, Brenda Harper...
Marvine Gilbreath (01/26/06)
Marvine Bentley Gilbreath of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Daisy and Herbert Pierce, was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Mountain Home. She died Jan. 18, 2006, at her home in Ash Flat at the age of 57. She was united in marriage to Virgil Gilbreath on June 5, 1970, at Salem. To this union three children were born...
Danny Wooldridge (01/26/06)
Danny Travis Wooldridge, 58, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1947, at Cave City, Ark. the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Aurora Kerr Wooldridge. He was a farmer and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Troy Hellums (01/26/06)
Troy Hellums, son of the late Walter Presley Hellums and Lilie Porterfield Hellums was born July 30, 1925, in Larkin, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2006, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Melba Owens in 1944. He was a farmer and spent 12 years in Washington farming open land before returning to Arkansas...
Kathleen Jackson Clifft (01/26/06)
Kathleen Jackson Clifft, daughter of the late Samuel Jud Johnson and Clara Horton Jackson Johnson, was born March 27, 1923, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr. on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat, and to this union one daughter was born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Rev. Tom K. Prentice (01/26/06)
Rev. Tom K. Prentice died peacefully in his sleep at home in Horseshoe Bend Jan. 15, 2006, at the age of 79. Born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1926, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1953 he was ordianed a minister in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as a missionary in Brazil from 1954-1958, he served for nearly 50 years in churches in Malden, Mo., and Horseshoe Bend...
James (Jim) Benefield (01/26/06)
James (Jim) William W. Benefield, 82, of Bexar, Ark., retired employee of Cessna Aircraft, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Benefield was born May 20, 1923, in Bauxite, Ark. He was united in marriage to Theresa Johanna Olles on Feb. 10, 1943, in Bigelow, Ark...
William Bookout (01/26/06)
William Clifton Bookout, son of the late John Wiley Bookout and Lula Mae Pogue Bookout was born Aug, 1, 1915, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Violet Hill, Ark. at the age of 90. He was united in marriage to Carma Rhea Mathis on Nov. 6, 1938, in Violet Hill. To this union two children were born...
Patrick Owen McKay (01/26/06)
Patrick Owen McKay died Jan. 14, 2006, in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 59. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Denver, Colo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1994, in Denver to Dorothy Jane Slaughter. He was wounded while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War...
A. Alvis Stephenson (01/26/06)
A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson. He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville...
Draken Lance Hunter (01/10/06)
Draken Lance Bass Hunter, son of Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith, was born Sept. 6, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 29, 2005, at his home in Viola, Ark., at the age of 3 months, 23 days. Draken was a very happy baby. He is survived by his parents, Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith of Viola, Ark.; a brother, Tristan Smith of Viola, Ark.; a sister, Kaden Bass Hunter of Viola; his grandparents, Tracy Rogers of Pensacola, Fla.; William Earl Bass and wife, Pam of Pensacola and Kim Hunter of Flippin, Ark.; his great-grandparents, William Henry Bass of Pensacola, and William Marlow and Carolyn Langham of Pensacola; his uncles, Chris Hunter of Flippin, and Mike Hunter of Flippin; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ellin J. Darcangelo (01/10/06)
Ellin J. Darcangelo, formerly Ellin Levosky, 56, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 13, 1949, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Jane Cooley Johnson. She was a member of the Mixed Bowling League at Indian Hills for a number of years. She retired as a school bus driver after 13 years with the Highland School District. She drove the Eagle Bus...
Dorothy Lou Scanlan (01/10/06)
Dorothy Lou Scanlan, 74, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1931, and died Dec. 30, 2005. Survivors include three daughters, Kimberly Laser of Franklin, Kelley Roberts of Murrietta, Calif., Amy Lund of La Cygne, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tracy Laser, Robert Laser III, Casey Roberts, Kurt Roberts, Garett Lund; one brother, Marlee Griffis, one sister, Evelyn Barton both of Jacksonville, Fla., and numerous other relatives and friends...
Alfred Herman King (01/10/06)
Alfred Herman King, 80, died Jan. 4, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring. He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Many Islands, Ark., the son of George and Emma Moore King. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II as a first class seaman...
Clarence H. Dixon (01/10/06)
Clarence H. Dixon, 74, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Hubert and Grace Bulander Dixon. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954...
Antionette Keenan (01/10/06)
Antionette Fanny Keenan, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2006, at the Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Giorgio Fatigati and Lio Fi Denoullei Fatigati. She was united in marriage to Eugene O. Keenan on Nov. 7, 1970, in Chicago. She was of the Catholic faith...
Thomas "Tom" Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman, died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., son of the late Homer Anderson and Eligie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. ...
Rev. Shelby Woods (01/10/06)
Rev. Shelby Woodrow Woods, 93, of Conway, died Jan. 4, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 26, 1912, at Byron, Ark., the son of the late Dr. Owen Shelby and Cornelia Foust Woods. He attended Arkansas College and Perkins School of Theology. ...
Edna Webb (01/10/06)
Edna Rhea Hamilton Webb, 95, of Louisburg, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2006. She was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Larkin, Ark., to George and Augusta Billingsley Hamilton. She attended school in Larkin and later was married to Buck Webb on Dec. 24, 1928. From this union six children were born. ...
Escena E. Copeland (01/10/06)
Escena E. Sexton Copeland, 83, died Nov. 27, 2005. She was born in Oxford, Ark., Oct. 13, 1922. She was one of nine children born to the late Marvin and Dolly Sexton. She was loved by all who knew her and was a very giving and devoted wife and mother. She adored her family and the children she tended over the years...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Myrna Frederiksen (01/05/06)
Myrna Leah Frederiksen, 66, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 20, 2005, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born in Clay County, Ark., daughter of Harry D. and Sybil M. McGee Wright, both deceased. She was a supervisor over food services for Sacramento School District...
Ray Austin Peace (01/05/06)
Ray Austin Peace, 78, of Thayer, died Dec. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer, Mo. He was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Roy M. and Armintie Huddleston Peace. He was united in marriage to Imogene Langley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring and served as church treasurer for many years...
Betty Jo Wurst (01/05/06)
Betty Jo Wurst, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Thomas and Lucille Eleanor Hardin Dailey, was born on March 21, 1938, in Cass, Ark. She died on Dec. 23, 2005, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 67 years. She was united in marriage to John F. Sparks in Detroit, Mich., and later married Rodney Wurst on Sept. 19, 1972 at West Plains, Mo...
Richard E. Reiley (01/05/06)
Richard E. Reiley, 68, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Summitville, Ind., the son of the late Vincent Reiley and Inez Morris Reiley. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was retired from General Motors...
Linda Kay Chavers (01/05/06)
Linda Kay Chavers, 60, of Cave City, died Dec. 25, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 12, 1945, at Batesville, the daughter of Carl Alton and Ruby Estella Gifford Coles. She retired from White River Medical Center as a housekeeper and was of the Baptist faith...
Goldie McCollum (01/05/06)
Goldie McCollum of Morriston, Ark., daughter of the late William Herman Pitchford and Martha Mondena Bogart Pitchford, was born June 14, 1926. She died Dec. 26, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 79 years. She was married to Gerald McCollum on July 25, 1941, in Morriston. ...
Ray P. Mikolajek (01/05/06)
Ray P. Mikolajek, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2005, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wis, the son of John and Sally Marciszewski Mikolajek whom preceded him in death. He served in the Army during World War II and worked as an inspector and supervisor for Rex-Nord Corporation in Milwaukee until he retired and moved his family, 25 years ago, to Cherokee Village...
Beverly Faye Jacobs (01/05/06)
Beverly Faye Jacobs of Union, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Chelta Beverly Mitchell Bennett, was born on April 19, 1942, in Billings, Mont. She died Dec. 23, 2005, in Mountain Home at the age of 63. She was united in marriage to Ronald Clyde Jacobs on Sept. 11, 1957, at Seattle, Wash. She was of the Mormon faith...
Pauline "Polly" Poor (01/05/06)
Pauline "Polly" Kunkel Poor, 81, of Searcy, formerly of Evening Shade, and Cuba, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2005, at a Searcy nursing home. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, at Ash Flat to Malford and Vernon Rush Hall. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star in both Missouri and Arkansas and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Marion C. Henry (01/05/06)
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 Henry. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church of Horseshoe Bend. She was a past member of the Lions Auxiliary, Little Theater, and NARRF...
Billie Bert Chelsvig (01/05/06)
Billie Bert Chelsvig, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, in Des Plaines, Ill., the son of Bert Chelsvig and Mildred Walther Chelsvig. He was a veteran of the United State Navy and served during the Korean War. He was the former owner and broker of Amherst Realty in Des Plaines. He retired from K-Mart in Oceanside, Calif., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1994...
Lemuel Bartholomee (01/05/06)
Lemuel Everett Bartholomee, died Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 80 years. He was born June 24, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Lemuel A. and Florence Smith Bartholomee. He received numerous awards and medals and earned the rank of First Lieutenant for service rendered his country...
Terry L. Daugherty (01/05/06)
Terry L. Daugherty, 51, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born Dec. 24, 1954, in Houston, Mo., the son of Frankie Daugherty and Barbara Bigham Daugherty. He was a veteran of the United States Marie Corps. He moved to Arkansas from Shell Rock, Iowa, 12 years ago...
Edna F. White (01/05/06)
Edna F. White, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Freeburg, Ill., the daughter of the late Edward P . Kolb and Emma Schanz Kolb. She was united in marriage to Medford "Whitey" White on Jan. 8, 1948, in Mascoutah, Ill...
Charlotte Marie Wondra (01/19/06)
Charlotte Marie Wondra, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died peacefully Jan. 9, 2006, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Meiers Romayko. She was united in marriage to James Wondra April 11, 1953, at St. Matthews Church in Campbellsport, Wis...
Richard Allen Rains (01/19/06)
Richard Allen Rains, 46, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home in Rockwell, Texas. He was born June 26, 1959, in Garden City, Kan., to Charles Dempsey and Margie McVey Rains. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married the love of his life, Holly Newman, at Marianna, Ark. He attended schools in Kansas and was a 1977 graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, Ark...
Ruby Pauline Burris (01/19/06)
Ruby Pauline Burris, 89, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Westfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Margaret Olive Lee Hamp. She married Eugene Burris June 11, 1938, in Henderson, Ky. She worked as a telephone operator before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of the United Brethren...
James Oren McCurley (01/19/06)
James Oren McCurley, son of the late James Ewell McCurley and Helen Irene Evans McCurley, was born March 12, 1936, in Wideman, Ark. He died Jan. 5, 2006, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Blevins on Feb. 14, 1983, in Batesville, Ark...
John Peel (01/19/06)
John Peel, 41, of Mountain Home died Dec. 31, 2005, in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Darrell and Helen McCandlis Peel. He was married to Melinda Bell on July 1, 1991, in Mountain Home. He worked as a maintenance supervisor at Eaton Corporation in Mountain Home for more than 20 years and enjoyed woodworking and fishing...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/19/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, at Paragould, Ark., the son of Benjaman Sachel "Sach" and Lillian Stonesipher Smith. He was a maintenance man for many years at Con Agra...
Junior Richard GageBorn 9-21-1932 -- Died 1-1-2006 (01/19/06)
Junior Richard Gage, 73, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frankfurt, Mich., the son of the late Richard Richardson Gage and Mary Hickey Gage. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War...
Virginia Beaushaw (01/19/06)
Virginia Ester Beaushaw, daughter of the late Claude B. and Hattie Lena Johnson Burns, was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Dermott, Ark. She died Jan. 9, 2006, in Salem at the age of 72. She spent her working years as a sewing machine operator for a garment factory. She was of the Baptist faith...
Juanita Taylor (01/19/06)
Juanita Taylor, homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 84 years. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frenchtown, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Hackworth Cherry. Along with her husband she was co-owner and operator of Many Islands Camp and Canoe Rentals...
Carson Ross (01/19/06)
Carson Ross, 73, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include one son, Tom and Julie Ross of Republic, Mo.; two daughters, Theresa Daniels of Kingston, Tenn., and Donna Jean Berry of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Betty and Ray Reynolds of Thayer, Mo.; one brother, Don Ross of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Bette Ross of Alton; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Thomas "T.J." Reed (01/19/06)
Thomas Jefferson "T.J. Reed died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 59 years. He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of James Daniel and Sallie Gray Reed. He was united in marriage July 5, 1969, to Carol Sue Johnston. He was united in marriage May 15, 1999, in Thayer to Eileen Foster Maddux...
Lorene Beaver (01/19/06)
Lorene Beaver of Salem, daughter of the late Earl Smith and Clista Foster Smith, was born June 18, 1926, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage to Elo Beaver. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death in 1998...
Lawrence Faust (01/19/06)
Lawrence Norman Faust, 78, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 10, 1927, in Alton, Mo., the son of Lewis Joseph Faust and Naomi Norman Faust. He was a molding machine operator for a plastic products manufacturer in Columbus for 25 years...
Lynn Coffman McBride (01/19/06)
Lynn Coffman McBride was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Brinkley, Ark. She died Jan. 13, 2006, at Glencoe at the age of 54 years. She spent her working years as a telephone operator for CenturyTel. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Webber of Hardy; mother, Sylvia Coffman of Gencoe; brothers, Donald Ray Coffman of Holly Grove, Ark., Harold Coffman of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Coffman of Salem; sisters, Kathy Hicks of Hardy, and Anita Thiel of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandsons, Gaven Martin of Cabot, Ark., and Colten Webber of Hardy.. ...
Callie J. Parnell (01/19/06)
Callie J. Parnell, a homemaker, died Jan. 10, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 91. She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late George Washington and Sarah Ann Longley Denton. She was united in marriage in 1931 to Jack Allen who preceded her in death...
Marvine Gilbreath (01/26/06)
Marvine Bentley Gilbreath of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Daisy and Herbert Pierce, was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Mountain Home. She died Jan. 18, 2006, at her home in Ash Flat at the age of 57. She was united in marriage to Virgil Gilbreath on June 5, 1970, at Salem. To this union three children were born...
Bennie James Harper (01/26/06)
Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 20 at Jefferson City, Mo. Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper. Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla; one brother, Dale Harper; and one sister, Brenda Harper...
Veda Beatrice Lowe (01/26/06)
Veda Beatrice Lowe, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Cave City, Ark., the daughter of the late Marion Watkins and Mary Russell Watkins. She was united in marriage to Lee Lowe in Hardy in 1951...
Jessie Baldridge (01/26/06)
Jessie Waymon Baldridge, 78, of Hardy, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in the Armstrong community, near Hardy, the son of Jessie L. Baldridge Sr. and Bessie N. Pruitt Baldridge...
William Bookout (01/26/06)
William Clifton Bookout, son of the late John Wiley Bookout and Lula Mae Pogue Bookout was born Aug, 1, 1915, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Violet Hill, Ark. at the age of 90. He was united in marriage to Carma Rhea Mathis on Nov. 6, 1938, in Violet Hill. To this union two children were born...
A. Alvis Stephenson (01/26/06)
A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson. He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville...
James (Jim) Benefield (01/26/06)
James (Jim) William W. Benefield, 82, of Bexar, Ark., retired employee of Cessna Aircraft, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Benefield was born May 20, 1923, in Bauxite, Ark. He was united in marriage to Theresa Johanna Olles on Feb. 10, 1943, in Bigelow, Ark...
Patrick Owen McKay (01/26/06)
Patrick Owen McKay died Jan. 14, 2006, in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 59. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Denver, Colo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1994, in Denver to Dorothy Jane Slaughter. He was wounded while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War...
Rev. Tom K. Prentice (01/26/06)
Rev. Tom K. Prentice died peacefully in his sleep at home in Horseshoe Bend Jan. 15, 2006, at the age of 79. Born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1926, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1953 he was ordianed a minister in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as a missionary in Brazil from 1954-1958, he served for nearly 50 years in churches in Malden, Mo., and Horseshoe Bend...
Troy Hellums (01/26/06)
Troy Hellums, son of the late Walter Presley Hellums and Lilie Porterfield Hellums was born July 30, 1925, in Larkin, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2006, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Melba Owens in 1944. He was a farmer and spent 12 years in Washington farming open land before returning to Arkansas...
Danny Wooldridge (01/26/06)
Danny Travis Wooldridge, 58, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1947, at Cave City, Ark. the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Aurora Kerr Wooldridge. He was a farmer and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Geraldine Francis Miller (01/26/06)
Geraldine Francis Miller, 85, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at her residence. She worked for 23 years at the Ash Flat Wal-Mart as a checker. She was 57 years old when she started working there and retired at the age of 80. She received many awards during her employment...
Mary Montine Coats (01/26/06)
Mary Montine Moss Coats died Jan. 15, 2006, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born in Oxford, Ark., on Dec. 8, 1919, daughter of John C. Moss and Fannie Mae McVey. Prior to her death, she had been a resident of Shirley, Oxford, Salem and Green Forest, Ark...
Kathleen Jackson Clifft (01/26/06)
Kathleen Jackson Clifft, daughter of the late Samuel Jud Johnson and Clara Horton Jackson Johnson, was born March 27, 1923, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr. on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat, and to this union one daughter was born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Rev. Shelby Woods (01/10/06)
Rev. Shelby Woodrow Woods, 93, of Conway, died Jan. 4, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 26, 1912, at Byron, Ark., the son of the late Dr. Owen Shelby and Cornelia Foust Woods. He attended Arkansas College and Perkins School of Theology. ...
Thomas "Tom" Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman, died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., son of the late Homer Anderson and Eligie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. ...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Clarence H. Dixon (01/10/06)
Clarence H. Dixon, 74, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Hubert and Grace Bulander Dixon. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam...
Alfred Herman King (01/10/06)
Alfred Herman King, 80, died Jan. 4, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring. He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Many Islands, Ark., the son of George and Emma Moore King. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II as a first class seaman...
Antionette Keenan (01/10/06)
Antionette Fanny Keenan, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2006, at the Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Giorgio Fatigati and Lio Fi Denoullei Fatigati. She was united in marriage to Eugene O. Keenan on Nov. 7, 1970, in Chicago. She was of the Catholic faith...
Draken Lance Hunter (01/10/06)
Draken Lance Bass Hunter, son of Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith, was born Sept. 6, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 29, 2005, at his home in Viola, Ark., at the age of 3 months, 23 days. Draken was a very happy baby. He is survived by his parents, Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith of Viola, Ark.; a brother, Tristan Smith of Viola, Ark.; a sister, Kaden Bass Hunter of Viola; his grandparents, Tracy Rogers of Pensacola, Fla.; William Earl Bass and wife, Pam of Pensacola and Kim Hunter of Flippin, Ark.; his great-grandparents, William Henry Bass of Pensacola, and William Marlow and Carolyn Langham of Pensacola; his uncles, Chris Hunter of Flippin, and Mike Hunter of Flippin; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Dorothy Lou Scanlan (01/10/06)
Dorothy Lou Scanlan, 74, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1931, and died Dec. 30, 2005. Survivors include three daughters, Kimberly Laser of Franklin, Kelley Roberts of Murrietta, Calif., Amy Lund of La Cygne, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tracy Laser, Robert Laser III, Casey Roberts, Kurt Roberts, Garett Lund; one brother, Marlee Griffis, one sister, Evelyn Barton both of Jacksonville, Fla., and numerous other relatives and friends...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Edna Webb (01/10/06)
Edna Rhea Hamilton Webb, 95, of Louisburg, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2006. She was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Larkin, Ark., to George and Augusta Billingsley Hamilton. She attended school in Larkin and later was married to Buck Webb on Dec. 24, 1928. From this union six children were born. ...
Ellin J. Darcangelo (01/10/06)
Ellin J. Darcangelo, formerly Ellin Levosky, 56, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 13, 1949, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Jane Cooley Johnson. She was a member of the Mixed Bowling League at Indian Hills for a number of years. She retired as a school bus driver after 13 years with the Highland School District. She drove the Eagle Bus...
Escena E. Copeland (01/10/06)
Escena E. Sexton Copeland, 83, died Nov. 27, 2005. She was born in Oxford, Ark., Oct. 13, 1922. She was one of nine children born to the late Marvin and Dolly Sexton. She was loved by all who knew her and was a very giving and devoted wife and mother. She adored her family and the children she tended over the years...
Zilphia Catherine Wright
(01/31/06)
Zilphia Catherine Norman Wright, 96, of Cave City, formerly of Strawberry, died Jan. 22, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 20, 1909, at Strawberry, Ark., the daughter of the late Ephraim and Nettie Doyle Norman. She was united in marriage to William Lones Wright on Nov. 8, 1930...
Dr. William Perryman (01/24/06)
Dr. William Ray Perryman, 75, of Little Rock, died Jan. 15, 2006, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 3, 1930, in Ash Flat, he was the son of the late Claude and Maxine Harris Perryman. Dr. Perryman was a professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for 35 years. ...
Veda Beatrice Lowe (01/24/06)
Veda Beatrice Lowe, 88, of Ash Flat, died Jan. 18, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Cave City, the daughter of the late Marion Watkins and Mary Russell Watkins. She was united in marriage to Lee Lowe in Hardy in 1951. She was a member of the Ash Flat First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker...
Terry L. Daugherty (01/03/06)
Terry L. Daugherty, 51, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born Dec. 24, 1954, in Houston, Mo., the son of Frankie Daugherty and Barbara Bigham Daugherty. He was a veteran of the United States Marie Corps. He moved to Arkansas from Shell Rock, Iowa, 12 years ago...
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Homer Anderson and Elgie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. He was drafted and served during World War II from 1943 to 1945. ...
Ray P. Mikolajek (01/03/06)
Ray P. Mikolajek, 84, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 27, 2005, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of John and Sally Marciszewski Mikolajek who preceded him in death. He served in the Army during World War II and worked as an inspector and supervisor for Rex-Nord Corporation in Milwaukee until he retired and moved his family, 25 years ago, to Cherokee Village...
Richard E. Reiley (01/03/06)
Richard E. Reiley, 68, of Hardy died Dec. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Summitville, Ind., the son of Vincent Reiley and Inez Morris Reiley. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was retired from General Motors...
Ray Austin Peace (01/10/06)
Ray Austin Peace, 78, of Thayer died Dec. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer, Mo. He was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Roy M. and Armintie Huddleston Peace. He was united in marriage to Imogene Langley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring and served as church treasurer for many years...
Pauline Poor (01/03/06)
Pauline "Polly" Kunkel Poor, 81, of Evening Shade and Cuba, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2005, at a Searcy nursing home. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, at Ash Flat to Malford and Vernon Rush Hall. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star in both Missouri and Arkansas and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Myrna L. Frederiksen (01/03/06)
Myrna Leah Frederiksen, 66, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 20, 2005, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born in Clay County, Ark., the daughter of Harry D. and Sybil M. McGee Wright, both deceased. She was a supervisor over food service for Sacramento School District...
Marvine Gilbreath (01/24/06)
Marvine Bentley Gilbreath of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Daisy and Herbert Pierce, was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Mountain Home. She died Jan. 18, 2006, at her home in Ash Flat at the age of 57. She was united in marriage to Virgil Gilbreath on June 5, 1970, at Salem. To this union three children were born. She was a member of the Agnos Church of Christ. She was a good wife and mother and enjoyed her grandchildren and friends...
Mary C. Gibson (01/03/06)
Mary Claudine Gibson, homemaker, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76. Gibson was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Ash Flat son 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...
Linda K. Chavers (01/03/06)
Linda Kay Chavers, 60, of Cave City died Dec. 25, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 12, 1945, at Batesville, the daughter of Carl Alton and Ruby Estella Gifford Coles. She retired from White River Medical Center as a housekeeper and was of the Baptist faith...
Lemuel E. Bartholomee (01/03/06)
Lemuel Everett Bartholomee, died Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 80 years. He was born June 24, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to Lemuel A. and Florence Smith Bartholomee. He received numerous awards and medals and earned the rank of first lieutenant for service rendered his country. He was a member of the American Legion Post 344 in Thayer...
Kathleen Jackson Clifft (01/24/06)
Kathleen Jackson Clifft, daughter of the late Samuel Jud Johnson and Clara Horton Jackson Johnson, was born March 27, 1923, in Ash Flat. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr. on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat, and to this union one daughter was born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/10/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City died Jan. 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, at Paragould, Ark., the son of Benjaman Sachel "Sach" and Lillian Stonesipher Smith. He was a maintenance man for many years at Con Agra...
Jessie Waymon Baldridge (01/24/06)
Jessie Waymon Baldridge, 78, of Hardy, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in the Armstrong Community, near Hardy, the son of Jessie L. Baldridge Sr. and Bessie N. Pruitt Baldridge...
Juanita Taylor (01/17/06)
Juanita Taylor, homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 84. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frenchtown, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Hackworth Cherry. Along with her husband she was co-owner and operator of Many Islands Camp and Canoe Rentals...
Johnie Ray Nix (01/31/06)
Johnnie Ray Nix, 97, was born March 4, 1908, and died Jan. 29, 2006. He lived all his life in the area of Ash Flat. He was a Christian, the oldest member of the Ash Flat United Methodist Church and a lifelong farmer. "Poppa" Nix is survived by two grandchildren, Ella Van Thompson and her husband, Mack, along with Johnie Ray Hyslip and his wife, Barbara; three great-grandchildren, Amy Trivitt and her husband Tommy, Jason Hyslip and his wife, Brooke, and Grant Hyslip; three great-great-grandchildren, Rachel and Rylie Trivitt and Emma Hyslip, all of Ash Flat.. ...
Junior Richard Gage (01/17/06)
Junior Richard Gage, 73, of Highland, died Jan. 1, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frankfurt, Mich., the son of the late Richard Richardson Gage and Mary Hickey Gage. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. The Gages moved to Arkansas from Colorado in 2004, where he was an avid hunter...
Geraldine Miller (01/24/06)
Geraldine Francis Miller, 85, of Williford, died Jan. 12, 2006, at her residence. She worked for 23 years at the Ash Flat Wal-Mart as a checker. She was 57 years old when she started working there and retired at the age of 80. She received many awards during her employment...
Goldie McCollum (01/03/06)
Goldie McCollum of Morriston, Ark., daughter of the late William Herman Pitchford and Martha Mondena Bogart Pitchford, was born June 14, 1926. She died Dec. 26, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79. She was married to Gerald McCollum on July 25, 1941, in Morriston. To this union 10 children were born. She was employed for many years by the Tri-County Shirt Factory, but her main focus was always her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Danny Wooldridge (01/24/06)
Danny Travis Wooldridge, 58, of Cave City, died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1947, at Cave City, the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Aurora Kerr Wooldridge. He was a farmer and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Devone Northcutt (01/31/06)
Devone Northcutt, age 79, of Strawberry died Jan. 29, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 29, 1926, at Saffell, Ark., to James Henry and Donia Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Safell...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Casey was a member of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron, was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Clarence J. Morgan (01/03/06)
Clarence Junior Morgan, 70, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home in Williford. 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...
Billie B. Chelsvig (01/03/06)
Billie Bert Chelsvig, 74, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, in Des Plaines, Ill., the son of Bert Chelsvig and Mildred Walther Chelsvig. He was a veteran of the United State Navy and served during the Korean War...
Alvis Stephenson (01/24/06)
A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson. He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville...