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Obituaries from August 2006

Sarah "Kitty" Gwaltney (08/10/06)
Sarah Catherine "Kitty" Gwaltney, age 81, of Alton, was born Jan. 12, 1925 in Arlington, Texas and died July 26, 2006, at her daughter's home near Alton. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Cotton and husband Johnny; and one grandson, Ajay Cotton; four sisters, Joann Davidson, Patsy Wilson and husband Lewis, Ginger Green and husband Sammy and Carol Brendle all of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Grover Brendle Jr., of Arlington, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Madge Holmes and husband Dorlas of Alton, and Sue Rowan of Windsor, Mo.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Janet Faye Campbell (08/10/06)
Janet Faye Murchison Campbell was born the daughter of the late Jack and Ethelwyn Murchison on Dec. 24, 1946, in Burbank, Calif., and died July 28, 2006. She was united in marriage to Ralph Duane Campbell on May 28, 1985. Campbell is survived by her husband, Ralph Duane Campbell of Grand Prairie, Texas; five children, Matthew of Lakeside, Texas, Brian of Azle, Texas, Stephanie of West Plains, Mo., Dennis of West Plains, and Trudy of Lake City, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Rodney of Bossier City, La. ...
Ella Maye Carroll (08/10/06)
Ella Maye Carroll of West Plains, daughter of the late Lou and Jannie Hunter, was born July 16, 1919, in Lead Hill, Ark. She died Aug. 1, 2006, at her home at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to Erby Carroll on Dec. 24, 1941. She spent a good deal of her life in California. She was a loving wife and a caring person and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a Methodist...
Nell Stuart Bloxton (08/10/06)
Nell Stuart Bloxton, 90, of Cherokee Village died July 28, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 2, 1916, at Williamsburg, Va., the daughter of the late William Moncure Ashby and Adelaide Lee (Everett) Bloxton. She traveled extensively as a supervisory librarian for the United States Government...
Thelma Irene Williams (08/10/06)
Thelma Irene Williams, 91, died July 29, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Sheridan, Iowa, the daughter of the late J.O. Denny and Edith Botkins Denny. She was united in marriage in 1932 in Lucas County, Iowa, to James W. Baker, who preceded her in death...
Delbert Wayne Harmon (08/10/06)
Delbert Wayne Harmon, 80, of the Ash Flat Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village died July 30, 2006, at the nursing home. He was born March 22, 1926, in Liberty Hill, Ark., the son of the late Russell Harmon and Nora Cunningham...
Norman Niederklopfer (08/10/06)
Norman Lester Niederk-lopfer, 71, of Cherokee Village died at his home July 20, 2006. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, the son of Herman and Anne Niederklopfer. He was a cement mason for 30 years for B.A. Knipfer and son. He also was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen Christina Niederklopfer; two sons, Perry Wayne of Cherokee Village and Lon Allan of Hollandale, Wis.; two daughters, Kim Christina Foster and Kelly Lee Henning of New Glarus, Wis.; a brother, Donavon Niederklopfer of Prairie Pusac, Wis., two sisters, Marie Lee and Joann Kufner of Kingman, Ariz; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Janet Campbell (08/10/06)
Janet Faye Murchison Campbell was born the daughter of the late Jack and Ethelwyn Murchison on Dec. 24, 1946, in Burbank, Calif., and died July 28, 2006. She was united in marriage to Ralph Duane Campbell on May 28, 1985. Campbell is survived by her husband, Ralph Duane Campbell of Grand Prairie, Texas; five children, Matthew of Lakeside, Texas, Brian of Azle, Texas, Stephanie of West Plains, Mo., Dennis of West Plains, and Trudy of Lake City, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Rodney of Bossier City, La. ...
James Reginald Taylor (08/10/06)
James Reginald Taylor, 61, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 2, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 18, 1945, at Peoria, Ill., the son of Earl Edwin Taylor and Elizabeth (Bleau) Taylor. He was a house painter and enjoyed fishing...
Norman Niederklopfer (08/10/06)
Norman Lester Niederk-lopfer, 71, of Cherokee Village died at his home July 20, 2006. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, the son of Herman and Anne Niederklopfer. He was a cement mason for 30 years for B.A. Knipfer and son. He also was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen Christina Niederklopfer; two sons, Perry Wayne of Cherokee Village and Lon Allan of Hollandale, Wis.; two daughters, Kim Christina Foster and Kelly Lee Henning of New Glarus, Wis.; a brother, Donavon Niederklopfer of Prairie Pusac, Wis., two sisters, Marie Lee and Joann Kufner of Kingman, Ariz; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Ray Arnold Dykes (08/10/06)
Ray Arnold Dykes, 57, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 3, 2006, at his home. Ray was a Spray Booth Operator with VanLeer Container. Survivors include his wife Pamela Louise Dykes from Cherokee Village two sons, Kenneth Ray Dykes and wife Paula Jean of Cherokee Village and Keith Ray Dykes of Thayer; a daughter Melinda Marie Bratlein and husband, John Leonard; five brothers, Frank, Billy and Martin Dykes from Kentucky and Cleve and Sam from Illinois; four sisters Maxine Fagues and Jewel Pence from Kentucky, Dorothy Hayes from Illinois and Bobbie Peach from Alabama; and 12 grandchildren.. ...
Raymond Dickson (08/10/06)
Raymond Marshall Dickson, 27, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died July 30, 2006, following a motorcycle accident. Survivors include his wife, Molly; two sons, Austin and Jackson of Murfeesboro; parents, Thomas and Denise Dickson of Aurora, Ill.; grandmother, Louise Dickson, and great-grandmother, Dora Webbe, both of Arkansas; in-laws, Don and Sue Young of Murfreesboro and James McGowan of Illinois; along with other relatives...
Otis Denver Allen (08/10/06)
Otis Denver Allen, age 78, of Hardy died Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Allen worked for Alcoa for 35 years. Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; three sons, James of Beaverton, Oregon, Jerry of Illinois, and Terry of Portland, Oregon; three daughers, Cynthia Reimers of Davenport, Iowa, DeEtta and Brenda Stroud of Bartlesville, Okla.; a brother, Sharum Allen of Hammond, Ind.; and a sister, Juanita Birmingham of Nowata, Okla.; and eight grandchildren...
Garl W. Sutherland (08/10/06)
Garl W. Sutherland, 84, of Cherokee Village died July 31, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Ladonda, Texas, the son of Jim Sutherland and Corine (McElhaney) Sutherland. He was united in marriage to Velma Cherry on Aug. 2, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif...
John Marvin Bull (08/10/06)
John Marvin Bull, 55, of Seymour, Mo., died July 28, 2006, in his home. He was a retired fire protection sprinkler fitter, a member of the Hazelwood Masonic Lodge 459 AF&AM, and a deacon of the Seymour First Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to Lynne Carol Wann on June 8, 1974, in Ardmore, Okla...
Ralph B. DePriest (08/10/06)
Ralph B. DePriest, 80, of Hardy died Aug. 3, 2006, at his residence. DePriest was born on Dec. 15, 1925, in Marshall, Ark., the son of Benjamin DePriest and Ruby (Mathis) De Priest. He worked for many years for the Arkansas Forestry Commission. He moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Harrison. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Geraldine Rawlings (08/31/06)
Geraldine Rawlings, 80, of Cave City died Aug. 21, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 9, 1926, at Floral, Ark., the daughter of the late Commie A. and Mamie L. (Sandefur) Nicholson. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Tabor Methodist Church at Cave City...
Jenetta P. Lindsey (08/31/06)
Jenetta P. Lindsey, 68, of Williford died Aug. 26, 2006, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Walnut Ridge, the daughter of Lee and Meda Marshall Powell. She married Fred Lindsey at First Baptist Church in Ravenden Springs on Nov. 14, 1954...
Vernell B. Rickert (08/31/06)
Vernell B. Rickert, 88, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 21, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Herman Sackhoff and Emma (Glaser) Sackhoff. She retired as a credit manager for Sears Roebuck and Company...
Barney Snyder (08/31/06)
Barney Freeman Snyder, 68, of Cave City, died Aug. 22, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., the son of Henry Arien and Florence Gladys (Eaves) Snyder. He was a member of the Mount View Missionary Baptist Church of Cave City where he served many years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and 30 years as music director. ...
Edith Helen Watson (08/31/06)
Edith Helen Watson, 88, of Alton was born July 30. 1918, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 21, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Bridges of Alton, and Nancy Todd of West Plains; one son, John Deckard of Gilroy, Calif.; one sister, Ann Garren of Centralia, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lester and David Todd, Ellen Bain, Lisa Narvetta and Patrick Bridges; six great-grandchildren, Robert, Kimberly, Kelly, Katherine, Frankie and Elena; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Elijah (Lige) Pierce (08/31/06)
Elijah (Lige) Desmon Pierce of Salem, son of the late Alvie Pierce and Lennie Durham Pierce, was born July 2, 1925, in Ott, Ark. He died Aug. 24, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the Tennessee Volunteers, 30th Division, who fought the Battle of The Bulge...
Kenneth A. Poulson Sr. (08/31/06)
Kenneth A. Poulson, 79, died at his daughter's home Aug. 18, 2006. He was born in Racine, Wis., on Aug. 10, 1927, to Andrew and Rigmor (Petersen) Poulson. He served in the United States Army from October 1945 to April 1947 and was active with the occupation forces in Japan...
Clyde Johnson (08/31/06)
Clyde Johnson, 89, of Memphis, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1916, at Sardis, Miss., the son of the late William Anderson and Anna Viola (Pruitt) Johnson, He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a United States Navy veteran, a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union and was of the Baptist faith...
Wesley "Pete" Langston (08/31/06)
Wesley "Pete" Langston, 89, of Salem, son of the late Absolum Waters and Minnie Julie (Brooks) Langston, was born July 7, 1917, at Wiseman, Ark. He died Aug. 22, 2006, in Salem. He married Norma Ray Isenhower on May 27, 1938, in Mammoth Spring. He worked as a welder for Unit Rig and Equipment Company in Tulsa, Okla. He retired and moved to Salem in 1976. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem,...
Hughie V. Davis (08/31/06)
Hughie Viola Davis, 89, of Independence, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2006, at Maywood Terrace Living Center, Independence. She was born April 1, 1917, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late George Edgar and Maggie Elizabeth (Combs) Storms. She was married to Ralph Davis. ...
Madge (Combs) Roach (08/31/06)
Madge Mae (Combs) Roach was born May 10, 1926, at Myrtle, Mo., and died Aug. 4, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Roach was a graduate of Couch High School and taught school in this area for a short time. Then she went to Tulsa where she married, worked and retired from Froug's Depart-ment Stores. Then she worked for Mays Drugs for 16 years until the time of her death. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and people she worked with...
Evelyn Turner Sutherland (08/31/06)
Evelyn Turner Sutherland, a retired seamstress, died at her home in Mammoth Spring, Aug. 22, 2006, at the age of 89. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Kennett, Mo., the daughter of the late C.R. Settlemoir and Ethel Curtis Settlemoir. She was united in marriage on May 16, 1936, in Kennett to Frank Turner, who preceded her in death, June 30, 1979. She was united in marriage Feb. 6, 1983, in Thayer to Damon Sutherland who preceded her in death June 24, 2004...
Teddy James Switzer (08/03/06)
Teddy James Switzer died July 24, 2006, at his home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 57. He was born March 28, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., to Edith E. (Harrison) Switzer and the late Elvin R. Switzer. He was a retired machinist, working for Continental Emsco for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
Homer "Vern" Phillips (08/03/06)
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1928, the son of Homer Phillips and Lena Phillips McSpadden in Sidney, Ark. He died July 24, 2006, in Garland, Texas. He married Ernestine Hatfield on June 8, 1952, in Batesville. They had one daughter, Robin Hedstrom of Fort Worth, Texas...
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell (08/03/06)
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell of Salem, daughter of Violet Eveleen (Yates) Grice and the late Homer Alford Grice, was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Vero Beach, Fla. She died July 22, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 52. She was united in marriage to Gerald "Pete" Howell on March 31, 1972, at Pineville, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She was a loving wife and mother. Howell attended the Assembly of God church and worked in child care...
George Edwin Russell (08/03/06)
George Edwin Russell, age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, formally of Springfield, Ill., died July 26 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was on born April 10, 1930, the son of Samuel George and Grace Elizabeth Bickes Russell in Springfield, Ill...
Thedford Higginbotham (08/03/06)
Thedford M. Higginbotham, age 92, of Cave City died July 25, 2006, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1913, in Alabama. He was a United States veteran and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Higginbotham of Cave City; one daughter, Brenda Wendler of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Higginbotham of Elizabeth; one grandson Cody Long of Austin, Texas; one great-grandson, Noah Long of Austin; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
John K. Law Jr. (08/03/06)
John K. Law Jr., long time Hardy resident, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law, a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant will be buried with full miliary honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Law was awarded the Purple Heart due to wounds received while on assignment with the 8th Air Force and work with the "Back Falcons" special forces...
Willie Mae Frans (08/03/06)
Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000...
Homer Lucian Cockrell (08/03/06)
Homer Lucian Cockrell, 62, of Williford, Ark., died July 23, 2006, at Jonesboro, Ark. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Connie of Williford; two sons, Willie Cockrell of Dubois, Penn.; and Bernie Cockrell of Hardy; a daughter, Lisa Day of Mountain View, Ark.; three brothers, Virgil Cockrell of Lepanto, Ark.; Chester Cockrell of McCrory, Ark.; and Willie Cockrell of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Judsonia, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Ruth Cain Bess (08/03/06)
Mrs. Ruth Cain Bess, 76, of Blytheville, Ark., died July 29, 2006, at her home in Blytheville. She was born in Osceola, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Louise Nelson Cain. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired comptroller of the Randall Company...
Mary Fay McCullough (08/03/06)
Mary Fay McCullough, 78, of Salem, daughter of the late Hugh and Fay Olga (Richardson) Isbell, was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Kirbyville, Texas. She died July 26, 2006, in Salem. She was united in marriage to John Raymond McCullough on Jan. 31, 1946 at Vallejo, Calif., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Deborah Ann Spears (08/03/06)
Deborah Ann (Turrell) Spears, of Bull Shoals, Ark., daughter of Donald Keith and Dorothy Elizabeth (Wood) Turrell, was born on Oct. 23, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo. She died July 26, 2006, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 46. Spears was a loving wife and mother. She worked as a hand fabricator for Epoxyn Products and was of the Baptist faith...
Wayne Webb (08/03/06)
Wayne Webb of Salem, son of Jim Webb and Nancy Jones Webb, was born July 13, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died July 26, 2006, at White River Medical Center, in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 88. He was united in marriage to Naomi Maguffee on Sept. 1941. To this union one son was born. He was a farmer and a member the Baptist Church...
Jack L. Garnett (08/03/06)
Jack L. Garnett, 81, of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was a plant engineer for Bendix Corporation. He was also an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Jean Garnett of Wichita, Kan...
Chuck Dennis (08/03/06)
Chuck Dennis, age 63, of Horseshoe Bend died July 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Charles and Pauline Czerwinski Dennis in Chicago, Ill. He was a retired police officer, a member of the men's golf league at Turkey Mountain, in the Boating and Fishing Club, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Anne E. Theurer (08/24/06)
Anne E. Theurer, 82, of Cave City died Aug. 16, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Harold J. and Carolyn (Keene) Craig. She retired from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and was of the Protestant faith...
Dessie Wooldridge (08/24/06)
Dessie Wooldridge, age 97, of Cave City died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1909 at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Emery Ely and Nancy Ethel (Runsick) Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Jeanette Beach (08/24/06)
Jeanette Beach, age 34, of Williford, Ark., was born April 28, 1972, in Liberty, N.Y., and died July 28, 2006. Survivors include her mother, Joan Vanginhoven of New York; her father, Brian Beach of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynette Mills and husband Alan of Thayer, Billie Jo Vanginhoven; one brother, Richard Vanginhoven of Illinois; two children, Nolle and Billy Martin all of Mammoth Spring; her fiance, David Herron of Williford; and one half-brother, Brian Beach II of Pennsylvania...
Craig Joseph Dunbar (08/24/06)
Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy, died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home. He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music...
Lois Erma Brashers (08/24/06)
Lois Erma Jean Jones Brashers, 69, of Cave City died Aug. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, at Bethesda, Ark., to Geneva Griffin and Marvin Jones. She was raised by a loving aunt and uncle, Lena and Harry Rowlett. She was retired from Cave City Schools, was a Christian and a member of Liberty Full Gospel Church...
Virginia Frealy Combs (08/24/06)
Virginia Frealy Combs of Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Creasy and Oscar Decker, was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Moko, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Mabel Paschal, in Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 81. On April 14, 1943, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Mo., to James Austin Frealy, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1979...
Owen Leon Coffel Sr. (08/24/06)
Owen Leon Coffel Sr., a retired factory worker, died Aug. 17, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Senath, Mo., the son of James David Coffel and Florence Ford Coffel. He was united in marriage Sept. 24, 1937, in Green County, Ark., to Eva England...
Georgia Lee Cochran (08/24/06)
Georgia Lee Cochran of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Lee Rains and Goldie Ann Webb Rains, was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Atlanta, Ga. She died Aug. 14, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to L. ...
Timothy "Todd" Lyons (08/24/06)
Timothy "Todd" Lyons, formerly of Ash Flat, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev., after falling off a moving van while helping friends move. Born July 27, 1979, in Gainesville, Ga., he was the son of Sam and Karen Lyons. Survivors include his mother, Karen of Flemington, Mo., a brother, Chris of Arkansas; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy St. John of Horseshoe Bend; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Frances Whiteside (08/17/06)
Frances Marie Whiteside, 74, died Aug. 12, 2006, at her home near Koshkonong, Mo. She was born April 11, 1932, in Bardwell, Texas, the daughter of John Junkin and Velma (Sills) Junkin. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Louis of the home near Koshkonong; one daughter, Bonni Stovall and husband, Floyd of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Richard Whiteside and wife Charla of Great Falls Mont., and Kyle Whiteside and wife Becky of Koshkonong; five grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Spoor and wife LaDon of Koshkonong and Joe Spoor and wife Helen of Alton; seven sisters, Wilma Spoor of Springfield, Mo., Alice Guilliams and husband Bob of West Plains, Shirley Burns and husband Darrell of Kenosha, Wis., Ruby Francis and husband Dewayne of Independence, Mo., Lillian Weiss of Kenosha, Ellen Frances and husband Frank of Independence, Mo., and Evelyn Wiggs and husband Clifford of Kansas City, Kan.; her mother-in-law, Anna Whiteside of Koshkonong; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Rubert J. Ray (08/17/06)
Rubert J. Ray, 91, of South Bend, Ind., died in his daughter's residence at 2:30 a.m. July 3, 2006. He was born in Hardy on Dec. 4, 1914, the son of the late Lemuel "Jack" and Ruthie (Vaughn) Ray. He was married to Dorothy P. Russell on June 28, 1941, in Hardy...
Evelyn (Collins) Gann (08/17/06)
Mrs. Evelyn (Collins) Gann, 69, of Black Rock, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2006, at her residence. She is survived by her four daughters, Marsha Manson, Martha Smatko, Brenda Rae and Sandy Flemming, all of Arizona; one son, Steven Gann of Arizona; three sisters, Ruth Clements of Williford, Thelma Benson of Imboden, and Betty Nations of Davenport, Iowa; three brothers, Benny Collins of Black Rock, Wayne Collins of Williford and Mark Collins of Myrtle, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Moses H. Krisell, Jr. (08/17/06)
Moses H. Krisell Jr., 79, of Benton, Kan., formerly of Wichita, Kan. died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1927, at England, Ark., the son of the late Moses H. and Jesse Edna (Matthews) Krisell. He was a retired Cessna Aircraft enployee and a United States Army veteran...
Thomas Williams (08/17/06)
Thomas W. "Tooter" Williams, 85, of Ash Flat died Aug. 4, 2006 in Melbourne. He was born June 28, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., son of the late Nancy T. (Beaver) Williams and Richard Williams. He was a retired ginner and maintenance supervisor at Gilstar Marylee Corp. ...
Monroe Cates (08/17/06)
Monroe Cates, 80, died Aug. 14, 2006, at his home in Ash Flat. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; 14 children; a brother, Charley Cates of Doniphan, a sister, Ida Purl of Texas; 42 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Robert and Dorothy Pruitt of Pocahontas...
Hazel McLain (08/17/06)
~Died 8-5-2006 Hazel Euvelda McLain, 85, of Mammoth Spring died August 5, 2006, in Salem. She was a homemaker. Services were Aug. 11 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel. Burial was in Wiles Cemetery.
Jessie Irene (Davis) West (08/17/06)
Jessie Irene (Davis) West, formerly of Williford, died Aug. 10, 2006, at her home in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Maude (Riddle) Davis. On April 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to the late Admiral Dewey West Jr. in Arkansas...
Herbert Bernard Neander (08/17/06)
Herbert Bernard Neander, 87, of Cherokee Village died July 27, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 17, 1919, the son of the late Olaf and Anna (Green) Neander. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He worked as an accountant for many years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and of the Lions Club and in Illinois on the library board. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Gary Thomas Shallish (08/17/06)
Gary Thomas Shallish, 62, of Olive Branch, Miss., died July 29, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a custom cabinet maker and wood craftsman and was employed for many years at Ken-Rich Millwork in Memphis where he will be greatly missed...
L.R. "Jack" Cochran (08/17/06)
L.R. "Jack" Cochran, who was general manager of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 7 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was 82. Cochran had also been part owner of Areawide Media, which publishes The News. Cochran was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Byron son of the late Orgel and Eva York Cochran...
John Marvin Bull (08/10/06)
John Marvin Bull, 55, of Seymour, Mo., died July 28, 2006, in his home. He was a retired fire protection sprinkler fitter, a member of the Hazelwood Masonic Lodge 459 AF&AM, and a deacon of the Seymour First Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to Lynne Carol Wann on June 8, 1974, in Ardmore, Okla...
Ella Maye Carroll (08/10/06)
Ella Maye Carroll of West Plains, daughter of the late Lou and Jannie Hunter, was born July 16, 1919, in Lead Hill, Ark. She died Aug. 1, 2006, at her home at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to Erby Carroll on Dec. 24, 1941. She spent a good deal of her life in California. She was a loving wife and a caring person and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a Methodist...
Thelma Irene Williams (08/10/06)
Thelma Irene Williams, 91, died July 29, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Sheridan, Iowa, the daughter of the late J.O. Denny and Edith Botkins Denny. She was united in marriage in 1932 in Lucas County, Iowa, to James W. Baker, who preceded her in death...
Nell Stuart Bloxton (08/10/06)
Nell Stuart Bloxton, 90, of Cherokee Village died July 28, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 2, 1916, at Williamsburg, Va., the daughter of the late William Moncure Ashby and Adelaide Lee (Everett) Bloxton. She traveled extensively as a supervisory librarian for the United States Government...
Sarah "Kitty" Gwaltney (08/10/06)
Sarah Catherine "Kitty" Gwaltney, age 81, of Alton, was born Jan. 12, 1925 in Arlington, Texas and died July 26, 2006, at her daughter's home near Alton. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Cotton and husband Johnny; and one grandson, Ajay Cotton; four sisters, Joann Davidson, Patsy Wilson and husband Lewis, Ginger Green and husband Sammy and Carol Brendle all of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Grover Brendle Jr., of Arlington, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Madge Holmes and husband Dorlas of Alton, and Sue Rowan of Windsor, Mo.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ralph B. DePriest (08/10/06)
Ralph B. DePriest, 80, of Hardy died Aug. 3, 2006, at his residence. DePriest was born on Dec. 15, 1925, in Marshall, Ark., the son of Benjamin DePriest and Ruby (Mathis) De Priest. He worked for many years for the Arkansas Forestry Commission. He moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Harrison. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Janet Faye Campbell (08/10/06)
Janet Faye Murchison Campbell was born the daughter of the late Jack and Ethelwyn Murchison on Dec. 24, 1946, in Burbank, Calif., and died July 28, 2006. She was united in marriage to Ralph Duane Campbell on May 28, 1985. Campbell is survived by her husband, Ralph Duane Campbell of Grand Prairie, Texas; five children, Matthew of Lakeside, Texas, Brian of Azle, Texas, Stephanie of West Plains, Mo., Dennis of West Plains, and Trudy of Lake City, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Rodney of Bossier City, La. ...
Delbert Wayne Harmon (08/10/06)
Delbert Wayne Harmon, 80, of the Ash Flat Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village died July 30, 2006, at the nursing home. He was born March 22, 1926, in Liberty Hill, Ark., the son of the late Russell Harmon and Nora Cunningham...
Norman Niederklopfer (08/10/06)
Norman Lester Niederk-lopfer, 71, of Cherokee Village died at his home July 20, 2006. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, the son of Herman and Anne Niederklopfer. He was a cement mason for 30 years for B.A. Knipfer and son. He also was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen Christina Niederklopfer; two sons, Perry Wayne of Cherokee Village and Lon Allan of Hollandale, Wis.; two daughters, Kim Christina Foster and Kelly Lee Henning of New Glarus, Wis.; a brother, Donavon Niederklopfer of Prairie Pusac, Wis., two sisters, Marie Lee and Joann Kufner of Kingman, Ariz; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Norman Niederklopfer (08/10/06)
Norman Lester Niederk-lopfer, 71, of Cherokee Village died at his home July 20, 2006. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, the son of Herman and Anne Niederklopfer. He was a cement mason for 30 years for B.A. Knipfer and son. He also was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen Christina Niederklopfer; two sons, Perry Wayne of Cherokee Village and Lon Allan of Hollandale, Wis.; two daughters, Kim Christina Foster and Kelly Lee Henning of New Glarus, Wis.; a brother, Donavon Niederklopfer of Prairie Pusac, Wis., two sisters, Marie Lee and Joann Kufner of Kingman, Ariz; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Janet Campbell (08/10/06)
Janet Faye Murchison Campbell was born the daughter of the late Jack and Ethelwyn Murchison on Dec. 24, 1946, in Burbank, Calif., and died July 28, 2006. She was united in marriage to Ralph Duane Campbell on May 28, 1985. Campbell is survived by her husband, Ralph Duane Campbell of Grand Prairie, Texas; five children, Matthew of Lakeside, Texas, Brian of Azle, Texas, Stephanie of West Plains, Mo., Dennis of West Plains, and Trudy of Lake City, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Rodney of Bossier City, La. ...
James Reginald Taylor (08/10/06)
James Reginald Taylor, 61, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 2, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 18, 1945, at Peoria, Ill., the son of Earl Edwin Taylor and Elizabeth (Bleau) Taylor. He was a house painter and enjoyed fishing...
Ray Arnold Dykes (08/10/06)
Ray Arnold Dykes, 57, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 3, 2006, at his home. Ray was a Spray Booth Operator with VanLeer Container. Survivors include his wife Pamela Louise Dykes from Cherokee Village two sons, Kenneth Ray Dykes and wife Paula Jean of Cherokee Village and Keith Ray Dykes of Thayer; a daughter Melinda Marie Bratlein and husband, John Leonard; five brothers, Frank, Billy and Martin Dykes from Kentucky and Cleve and Sam from Illinois; four sisters Maxine Fagues and Jewel Pence from Kentucky, Dorothy Hayes from Illinois and Bobbie Peach from Alabama; and 12 grandchildren.. ...
Garl W. Sutherland (08/10/06)
Garl W. Sutherland, 84, of Cherokee Village died July 31, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Ladonda, Texas, the son of Jim Sutherland and Corine (McElhaney) Sutherland. He was united in marriage to Velma Cherry on Aug. 2, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif...
Raymond Dickson (08/10/06)
Raymond Marshall Dickson, 27, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died July 30, 2006, following a motorcycle accident. Survivors include his wife, Molly; two sons, Austin and Jackson of Murfeesboro; parents, Thomas and Denise Dickson of Aurora, Ill.; grandmother, Louise Dickson, and great-grandmother, Dora Webbe, both of Arkansas; in-laws, Don and Sue Young of Murfreesboro and James McGowan of Illinois; along with other relatives...
Otis Denver Allen (08/10/06)
Otis Denver Allen, age 78, of Hardy died Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Allen worked for Alcoa for 35 years. Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; three sons, James of Beaverton, Oregon, Jerry of Illinois, and Terry of Portland, Oregon; three daughers, Cynthia Reimers of Davenport, Iowa, DeEtta and Brenda Stroud of Bartlesville, Okla.; a brother, Sharum Allen of Hammond, Ind.; and a sister, Juanita Birmingham of Nowata, Okla.; and eight grandchildren...
Hughie V. Davis (08/31/06)
Hughie Viola Davis, 89, of Independence, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2006, at Maywood Terrace Living Center, Independence. She was born April 1, 1917, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late George Edgar and Maggie Elizabeth (Combs) Storms. She was married to Ralph Davis. ...
Madge (Combs) Roach (08/31/06)
Madge Mae (Combs) Roach was born May 10, 1926, at Myrtle, Mo., and died Aug. 4, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Roach was a graduate of Couch High School and taught school in this area for a short time. Then she went to Tulsa where she married, worked and retired from Froug's Depart-ment Stores. Then she worked for Mays Drugs for 16 years until the time of her death. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and people she worked with...
Evelyn Turner Sutherland (08/31/06)
Evelyn Turner Sutherland, a retired seamstress, died at her home in Mammoth Spring, Aug. 22, 2006, at the age of 89. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Kennett, Mo., the daughter of the late C.R. Settlemoir and Ethel Curtis Settlemoir. She was united in marriage on May 16, 1936, in Kennett to Frank Turner, who preceded her in death, June 30, 1979. She was united in marriage Feb. 6, 1983, in Thayer to Damon Sutherland who preceded her in death June 24, 2004...
Jenetta P. Lindsey (08/31/06)
Jenetta P. Lindsey, 68, of Williford died Aug. 26, 2006, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Walnut Ridge, the daughter of Lee and Meda Marshall Powell. She married Fred Lindsey at First Baptist Church in Ravenden Springs on Nov. 14, 1954...
Wesley "Pete" Langston (08/31/06)
Wesley "Pete" Langston, 89, of Salem, son of the late Absolum Waters and Minnie Julie (Brooks) Langston, was born July 7, 1917, at Wiseman, Ark. He died Aug. 22, 2006, in Salem. He married Norma Ray Isenhower on May 27, 1938, in Mammoth Spring. He worked as a welder for Unit Rig and Equipment Company in Tulsa, Okla. He retired and moved to Salem in 1976. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem,...
Clyde Johnson (08/31/06)
Clyde Johnson, 89, of Memphis, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1916, at Sardis, Miss., the son of the late William Anderson and Anna Viola (Pruitt) Johnson, He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a United States Navy veteran, a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union and was of the Baptist faith...
Kenneth A. Poulson Sr. (08/31/06)
Kenneth A. Poulson, 79, died at his daughter's home Aug. 18, 2006. He was born in Racine, Wis., on Aug. 10, 1927, to Andrew and Rigmor (Petersen) Poulson. He served in the United States Army from October 1945 to April 1947 and was active with the occupation forces in Japan...
Elijah (Lige) Pierce (08/31/06)
Elijah (Lige) Desmon Pierce of Salem, son of the late Alvie Pierce and Lennie Durham Pierce, was born July 2, 1925, in Ott, Ark. He died Aug. 24, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the Tennessee Volunteers, 30th Division, who fought the Battle of The Bulge...
Edith Helen Watson (08/31/06)
Edith Helen Watson, 88, of Alton was born July 30. 1918, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 21, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Bridges of Alton, and Nancy Todd of West Plains; one son, John Deckard of Gilroy, Calif.; one sister, Ann Garren of Centralia, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lester and David Todd, Ellen Bain, Lisa Narvetta and Patrick Bridges; six great-grandchildren, Robert, Kimberly, Kelly, Katherine, Frankie and Elena; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Barney Snyder (08/31/06)
Barney Freeman Snyder, 68, of Cave City, died Aug. 22, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., the son of Henry Arien and Florence Gladys (Eaves) Snyder. He was a member of the Mount View Missionary Baptist Church of Cave City where he served many years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and 30 years as music director. ...
Geraldine Rawlings (08/31/06)
Geraldine Rawlings, 80, of Cave City died Aug. 21, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 9, 1926, at Floral, Ark., the daughter of the late Commie A. and Mamie L. (Sandefur) Nicholson. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Tabor Methodist Church at Cave City...
Vernell B. Rickert (08/31/06)
Vernell B. Rickert, 88, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 21, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Herman Sackhoff and Emma (Glaser) Sackhoff. She retired as a credit manager for Sears Roebuck and Company...
Teddy James Switzer (08/03/06)
Teddy James Switzer died July 24, 2006, at his home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 57. He was born March 28, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., to Edith E. (Harrison) Switzer and the late Elvin R. Switzer. He was a retired machinist, working for Continental Emsco for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
George Edwin Russell (08/03/06)
George Edwin Russell, age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, formally of Springfield, Ill., died July 26 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was on born April 10, 1930, the son of Samuel George and Grace Elizabeth Bickes Russell in Springfield, Ill...
Homer "Vern" Phillips (08/03/06)
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1928, the son of Homer Phillips and Lena Phillips McSpadden in Sidney, Ark. He died July 24, 2006, in Garland, Texas. He married Ernestine Hatfield on June 8, 1952, in Batesville. They had one daughter, Robin Hedstrom of Fort Worth, Texas...
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell (08/03/06)
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell of Salem, daughter of Violet Eveleen (Yates) Grice and the late Homer Alford Grice, was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Vero Beach, Fla. She died July 22, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 52. She was united in marriage to Gerald "Pete" Howell on March 31, 1972, at Pineville, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She was a loving wife and mother. Howell attended the Assembly of God church and worked in child care...
Ruth Cain Bess (08/03/06)
Mrs. Ruth Cain Bess, 76, of Blytheville, Ark., died July 29, 2006, at her home in Blytheville. She was born in Osceola, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Louise Nelson Cain. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired comptroller of the Randall Company...
Mary Fay McCullough (08/03/06)
Mary Fay McCullough, 78, of Salem, daughter of the late Hugh and Fay Olga (Richardson) Isbell, was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Kirbyville, Texas. She died July 26, 2006, in Salem. She was united in marriage to John Raymond McCullough on Jan. 31, 1946 at Vallejo, Calif., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Homer Lucian Cockrell (08/03/06)
Homer Lucian Cockrell, 62, of Williford, Ark., died July 23, 2006, at Jonesboro, Ark. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Connie of Williford; two sons, Willie Cockrell of Dubois, Penn.; and Bernie Cockrell of Hardy; a daughter, Lisa Day of Mountain View, Ark.; three brothers, Virgil Cockrell of Lepanto, Ark.; Chester Cockrell of McCrory, Ark.; and Willie Cockrell of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Judsonia, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Chuck Dennis (08/03/06)
Chuck Dennis, age 63, of Horseshoe Bend died July 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Charles and Pauline Czerwinski Dennis in Chicago, Ill. He was a retired police officer, a member of the men's golf league at Turkey Mountain, in the Boating and Fishing Club, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Willie Mae Frans (08/03/06)
Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000...
Jack L. Garnett (08/03/06)
Jack L. Garnett, 81, of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was a plant engineer for Bendix Corporation. He was also an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Jean Garnett of Wichita, Kan...
Wayne Webb (08/03/06)
Wayne Webb of Salem, son of Jim Webb and Nancy Jones Webb, was born July 13, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died July 26, 2006, at White River Medical Center, in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 88. He was united in marriage to Naomi Maguffee on Sept. 1941. To this union one son was born. He was a farmer and a member the Baptist Church...
Deborah Ann Spears (08/03/06)
Deborah Ann (Turrell) Spears, of Bull Shoals, Ark., daughter of Donald Keith and Dorothy Elizabeth (Wood) Turrell, was born on Oct. 23, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo. She died July 26, 2006, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 46. Spears was a loving wife and mother. She worked as a hand fabricator for Epoxyn Products and was of the Baptist faith...
Thedford Higginbotham (08/03/06)
Thedford M. Higginbotham, age 92, of Cave City died July 25, 2006, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1913, in Alabama. He was a United States veteran and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Higginbotham of Cave City; one daughter, Brenda Wendler of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Higginbotham of Elizabeth; one grandson Cody Long of Austin, Texas; one great-grandson, Noah Long of Austin; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
John K. Law Jr. (08/03/06)
John K. Law Jr., long time Hardy resident, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law, a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant will be buried with full miliary honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Law was awarded the Purple Heart due to wounds received while on assignment with the 8th Air Force and work with the "Back Falcons" special forces...
Lois Erma Brashers (08/24/06)
Lois Erma Jean Jones Brashers, 69, of Cave City died Aug. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, at Bethesda, Ark., to Geneva Griffin and Marvin Jones. She was raised by a loving aunt and uncle, Lena and Harry Rowlett. She was retired from Cave City Schools, was a Christian and a member of Liberty Full Gospel Church...
Georgia Lee Cochran (08/24/06)
Georgia Lee Cochran of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Lee Rains and Goldie Ann Webb Rains, was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Atlanta, Ga. She died Aug. 14, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to L. ...
Virginia Frealy Combs (08/24/06)
Virginia Frealy Combs of Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Creasy and Oscar Decker, was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Moko, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Mabel Paschal, in Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 81. On April 14, 1943, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Mo., to James Austin Frealy, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1979...
Jeanette Beach (08/24/06)
Jeanette Beach, age 34, of Williford, Ark., was born April 28, 1972, in Liberty, N.Y., and died July 28, 2006. Survivors include her mother, Joan Vanginhoven of New York; her father, Brian Beach of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynette Mills and husband Alan of Thayer, Billie Jo Vanginhoven; one brother, Richard Vanginhoven of Illinois; two children, Nolle and Billy Martin all of Mammoth Spring; her fiance, David Herron of Williford; and one half-brother, Brian Beach II of Pennsylvania...
Craig Joseph Dunbar (08/24/06)
Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy, died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home. He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music...
Dessie Wooldridge (08/24/06)
Dessie Wooldridge, age 97, of Cave City died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1909 at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Emery Ely and Nancy Ethel (Runsick) Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Anne E. Theurer (08/24/06)
Anne E. Theurer, 82, of Cave City died Aug. 16, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Harold J. and Carolyn (Keene) Craig. She retired from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and was of the Protestant faith...
Owen Leon Coffel Sr. (08/24/06)
Owen Leon Coffel Sr., a retired factory worker, died Aug. 17, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Senath, Mo., the son of James David Coffel and Florence Ford Coffel. He was united in marriage Sept. 24, 1937, in Green County, Ark., to Eva England...
Timothy "Todd" Lyons (08/24/06)
Timothy "Todd" Lyons, formerly of Ash Flat, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev., after falling off a moving van while helping friends move. Born July 27, 1979, in Gainesville, Ga., he was the son of Sam and Karen Lyons. Survivors include his mother, Karen of Flemington, Mo., a brother, Chris of Arkansas; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy St. John of Horseshoe Bend; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Herbert Bernard Neander (08/17/06)
Herbert Bernard Neander, 87, of Cherokee Village died July 27, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 17, 1919, the son of the late Olaf and Anna (Green) Neander. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He worked as an accountant for many years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and of the Lions Club and in Illinois on the library board. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Moses H. Krisell, Jr. (08/17/06)
Moses H. Krisell Jr., 79, of Benton, Kan., formerly of Wichita, Kan. died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1927, at England, Ark., the son of the late Moses H. and Jesse Edna (Matthews) Krisell. He was a retired Cessna Aircraft enployee and a United States Army veteran...
Thomas Williams (08/17/06)
Thomas W. "Tooter" Williams, 85, of Ash Flat died Aug. 4, 2006 in Melbourne. He was born June 28, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., son of the late Nancy T. (Beaver) Williams and Richard Williams. He was a retired ginner and maintenance supervisor at Gilstar Marylee Corp. ...
Evelyn (Collins) Gann (08/17/06)
Mrs. Evelyn (Collins) Gann, 69, of Black Rock, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2006, at her residence. She is survived by her four daughters, Marsha Manson, Martha Smatko, Brenda Rae and Sandy Flemming, all of Arizona; one son, Steven Gann of Arizona; three sisters, Ruth Clements of Williford, Thelma Benson of Imboden, and Betty Nations of Davenport, Iowa; three brothers, Benny Collins of Black Rock, Wayne Collins of Williford and Mark Collins of Myrtle, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
L.R. "Jack" Cochran (08/17/06)
L.R. "Jack" Cochran, who was general manager of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 7 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was 82. Cochran had also been part owner of Areawide Media, which publishes The News. Cochran was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Byron son of the late Orgel and Eva York Cochran...
Gary Thomas Shallish (08/17/06)
Gary Thomas Shallish, 62, of Olive Branch, Miss., died July 29, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a custom cabinet maker and wood craftsman and was employed for many years at Ken-Rich Millwork in Memphis where he will be greatly missed...
Frances Whiteside (08/17/06)
Frances Marie Whiteside, 74, died Aug. 12, 2006, at her home near Koshkonong, Mo. She was born April 11, 1932, in Bardwell, Texas, the daughter of John Junkin and Velma (Sills) Junkin. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Louis of the home near Koshkonong; one daughter, Bonni Stovall and husband, Floyd of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Richard Whiteside and wife Charla of Great Falls Mont., and Kyle Whiteside and wife Becky of Koshkonong; five grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Spoor and wife LaDon of Koshkonong and Joe Spoor and wife Helen of Alton; seven sisters, Wilma Spoor of Springfield, Mo., Alice Guilliams and husband Bob of West Plains, Shirley Burns and husband Darrell of Kenosha, Wis., Ruby Francis and husband Dewayne of Independence, Mo., Lillian Weiss of Kenosha, Ellen Frances and husband Frank of Independence, Mo., and Evelyn Wiggs and husband Clifford of Kansas City, Kan.; her mother-in-law, Anna Whiteside of Koshkonong; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Rubert J. Ray (08/17/06)
Rubert J. Ray, 91, of South Bend, Ind., died in his daughter's residence at 2:30 a.m. July 3, 2006. He was born in Hardy on Dec. 4, 1914, the son of the late Lemuel "Jack" and Ruthie (Vaughn) Ray. He was married to Dorothy P. Russell on June 28, 1941, in Hardy...
Hazel McLain (08/17/06)
~Died 8-5-2006 Hazel Euvelda McLain, 85, of Mammoth Spring died August 5, 2006, in Salem. She was a homemaker. Services were Aug. 11 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel. Burial was in Wiles Cemetery.
Monroe Cates (08/17/06)
Monroe Cates, 80, died Aug. 14, 2006, at his home in Ash Flat. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; 14 children; a brother, Charley Cates of Doniphan, a sister, Ida Purl of Texas; 42 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Robert and Dorothy Pruitt of Pocahontas...
Jessie Irene (Davis) West (08/17/06)
Jessie Irene (Davis) West, formerly of Williford, died Aug. 10, 2006, at her home in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Maude (Riddle) Davis. On April 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to the late Admiral Dewey West Jr. in Arkansas...
Willie Mae Roberts Frans (08/01/06)
Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000...
Vernell Rickert (08/29/06)
Vernell B. Rickert, 88, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 21, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Herman Sackhoff and Emma (Glaser) Sackhoff. She retired as a credit manager for Sears, Roebuck and Company...
Thomas "Tooter" Williams (08/15/06)
Thomas W. "Tooter" Williams, 85, of Ash Flat died Aug. 4, 2006 in Melbourne. He was born June 28, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., son of the late Nancy T. (Beaver) Williams and Richard Williams. He was a retired ginner and maintenance supervisor at Gilstar Marylee Corp. ...
Thedford Higginbotham (08/01/06)
Thedford M. Higginbotham, age 92, of Cave City died July 25, 2006, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1913, in Alabama. He was a United States veteran and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Higginbotham of Cave City; one daughter, Brenda Wendler of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Higginbotham of Elizabeth; one grandson Cody Long of Austin, Texas; one great-grandson, Noah Long of Austin; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Timothy "Todd" Lyons (08/22/06)
Timothy "Todd" Lyons, 27, formerly of Ash Flat, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev., after falling off a moving van while helping friends move. Born July 27, 1979, in Gainesville, Ga., he was the son of Sam and Karen Lyons. Survivors include his mother, Karen of Flemington, Mo.; a brother, Chris of Arkansas; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy St. John of Horseshoe Bend; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Raymond Marshall Dickson (08/08/06)
Raymond Marshall Dickson, 27, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died July 30, 2006, following a motorcycle accident. Survivors include his wife, Molly; two sons, Austin and Jackson of Murfeesboro; parents, Thomas and Denise Dickson of Aurora, Ill.; grandmother, Louise Dickson, and great-grandmother, Dora Webbe, both of Arkansas; his mother- and father-in-law, Don and Sue Young of Murreesboro and...
Ruth Cain Bess (08/08/06)
Ruth Cain Bess, 76, of Blytheville, Ark., died July 29, 2006, at her home in Blytheville. Born to Charlie and Louise Nelson Cain in Osceola, Ark., she was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired comptroller of the Randall Company...
Ray Arnold Dykesn (08/08/06)
Ray Arnold Dykes, 57, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 3, 2006, at his home. Ray was a spray booth operator with VanLeer Container. Survivors include his wife Pamela Louise Dykes of Cherokee Village; two sons, Kenneth Ray Dykes and wife Paula Jean of Cherokee Village and Keith Ray Dykes of Thayer; a daughter, Melinda Marie Bratlein and husband, John Leonard; five brothers, Frank, Billy and Martin Dykes from Kentucky and Cleve and Sam from Illinois; four sisters Maxine Fagues and Jewel Pence from Kentucky, Dorothy Hayes from Illinois and Bobbie Peach from Alabama; and 12 grandchildren.. ...
Ralph DePriest (08/08/06)
Ralph B. DePriest, 80, of Hardy died Aug. 3, 2006, at his residence. DePriest was born on Dec. 15, 1925, in Marshall, Ark., the son of Benjamin DePriest and Ruby (Mathis) De Priest. He worked for many years for the Arkansas Forestry Commission. He moved to Sharp County in 1960 from Harrison. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Otis Denver Allen (08/08/06)
Otis Denver Allen, age 78, of Hardy died Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Allen worked for Alcoa for 35 yers. Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; three sons, James of Beaverton, Ore., Jerry of Ill., and Terry of Portland, Ore.; three daughers, Cynthia Reimers of Davenport, Iowa, DeEtta and Brenda Stroud of Bartlesville, Okla.; a brother, Sharum Allen of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Juanita Birmingham of Nowata, Okla.; and eight grandchildren...
Nell Stuart Bloxton (08/08/06)
Nell Stuart Bloxton, 90, of Cherokee Village died July 28, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 2, 1916, at Williamsburg, Va., the daughter of the late William Moncure Ashby and Adelaide Lee (Everett) Bloxton. She traveled extensively as a supervisory librarian for the United States Government. Bloxton was listed in the Who's Who of American Women in the early 1960s...
Norman Lester Niederklodfer (08/08/06)
Norman Lester Niederk-lopfer, 71, of Cherokee Village died at his home July 20, 2006. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, the son of Herman and Anne Niederklopfer. He was a cement mason for 30 years for B.A. Knipfer and Son. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen Christina Niederklopfer; two sons, Perry Wayne of Cherokee Village and Lon Allan of Hollandale, Wis.; two daughters, Kim Christina Foster and Kelly Lee Henning of New Glarus, Wis.; a brother, Donavon Niederklopfer of Prairie Pusac, Wis.; two sisters, Marie Lee and Joann Kufner of Kingman, Ariz; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Kenneth Poulson (08/29/06)
Kenneth A. Poulson, 79, died at his daughter's home Aug. 18, 2006. He was born in Racine, Wis., on Aug. 10, 1927, to Andrew and Rigmor (Petersen) Poulson. He served in the United States Army from October 1945 to April 1947 and was active with the occupation forces in Japan. He was united in marriage to Marrianne Veronica Horvath on July 2, 1955...
James Reginald Taylor (08/15/06)
James Reginald Taylor, 61, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 2, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 18, 1945, at Peoria, Ill., the son of Earl Edwin Taylor and Elizabeth (Bleau) Taylor. He was a house painter and enjoyed fishing...
John Marvin Bull (08/15/06)
John Marvin Bull, 55, of Seymour, Mo., died July 28, 2006, in his home. He was a retired fire protection sprinkler fitter, a member of the Hazelwood Masonic Lodge 459 AF&AM, and a deacon of the Seymour First Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to Lynne Carol Wann on June 8, 1974, in Ardmore, Okla...
Jenetta Lindsey (08/29/06)
Jenetta P. Lindsey, 68, of Williford died Aug. 26, 2006, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Walnut Ridge, the daughter of Lee and Meda Marshall Powell. She married Fred Lindsey at First Baptist Church in Ravenden Springs on Nov. 14, 1954...
Jack Garnett (08/08/06)
Jack L. Garnett, 81, of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, n Ash Flat. He was a plant engineer for Bendix Corporation. He was also an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Jean Garnett of Wichita, Kan...
Jessie Irene West (08/15/06)
Jessie Irene (Davis) West, formerly of Williford, died Aug. 10, 2006, at her home in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Williford, the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Maude (Riddle) Davis. On April 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to the late Admiral Dewey West Jr. in Arkansas...
Jeanette Beach (08/22/06)
Jeanette Beach, age 34, of Williford, Ark., was born April 28, 1972, in Liberty, N.Y., and died July 28, 2006. Survivors include her mother, Joan Vanginhoven of New York; her father, Brian Beach of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynette Mills and husband Alan of Thayer, and Billie Jo Vangihoven; one brother, Richard Vangihoven of Illinois; two children, Nolle and Billy Martin of Mammoth Sping; her fiance, David Herron of Williford; one half-brother, Brian Beach II of Pensylvania...
Helen Smith (08/22/06)
Helen R. Smith, 87, a resident of Cherokee Village from 1987 until 2003, died from the effects of a stroke on May 27, 2006, in West Warick, RI. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas G. and Shizuko Smith of Oceanside, Calif., and Jon V. and Lee Ann Smith of Narragansett, RI; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
Homer Lucian Cockrell (08/01/06)
Homer Lucian Cockrell, 62, of Williford, Ark., died July 23, 2006, at Jonesboro, Ark. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Connie of Williford; two sons, Willie Cockrell of Dubois, Penn., and Bernie Cockrell of Hardy; a daughter, Lisa Day of Mountain View, Ark.; three brothers, Virgil Cockrell of Lepanto, Ark., Chester Cockrell of McCrory, Ark., and Willie Cockrell of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Judsonia, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips (08/01/06)
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1928, to Homer Phillips and Lena Phillips McSpadden in Sidney, Ark. He died July 24, 2006, in Garland, Texas, at the age of 77. He married Ernestine Hatfield on June 8, 1952, in Batesville. They had one daughter, Robin Hedstrom, of Ft. Worth Texas...
Herbert Bernard Neander (08/15/06)
Herbert Bernard Neander, 87, of Cherokee Village died July 27, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 17, 1919, the son of the late Olaf and Anna (Green) Neander. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He worked as an accountant for many years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Lions Club and in Illinois on the library board. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Garl W. Sutherland (08/08/06)
Garl W. Sutherland, 84, of Cherokee Village died July 31, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Ladonda, Texas, the son of Jim Sutherland and Corine (McElhaney) Sutherland. He was united in marriage to Velma Cherry on Aug. 2, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif...
Geraldine Rawlings (08/29/06)
Geraldine Rawlings, 80, of Cave City died Aug. 21, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 9, 1926, at Floral, Ark., the daughter of the late Commie A. and Mamie L. (Sandefur) Nicholson. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Tabor Methodist Church at Cave City...
George Edwin Russell (08/01/06)
George Edwin Russell, age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, formally of Springfield, Ill., died July 25, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born April 10, 1930, the son of Samuel George and Grace Elizabeth Bickes Russell in Springfield, Ill...
Evelyn Gann (08/22/06)
Mrs. Evelyn (Collins) Gann, 69, of Black Rock, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2006, at her residence. She is survived by her four daughters, Marsha Manson, Martha Smatko, Brenda Rae and Sandy Flemming, all of Arizona; one son, Steven Gann of Arizona; three sisters, Ruth Clements of Williford, Thelma Benson of Imboden, and Betty Nations of Davenport, Iowa; three brothers, Benny Collins of Black Rock, Wayne Collins of Williford, and Mark Collins of Myrtle, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Delbert Wayne Harmon (08/08/06)
Delbert Wayne Harmon, 80, of the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, at the nursing home. He was born March 22, 1926, in Liberty Hill, Ark., the son of the late Russell Harmon and Nora Cunningham...
Dessie Wooldridge (08/22/06)
Dessie Wooldridge, age 97, of Cave City died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1909, at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Emery Ely and Nancy Ethel (Runsick) Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Craig Joseph Dunbar (08/22/06)
Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home. He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music...
Clyde Johnson (08/29/06)
Clyde Johnson, 89, of Memphis, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1916, at Sardis, Miss., the son of the late William Anderson and Anna Viola (Pruitt) Johnson, He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a United States Navy veteran, a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union and of the Baptist faith...
Barney Freeman Snyder (08/29/06)
Barney Freeman Snyder, 68, of Cave City died Aug. 22, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., the son of Henry Arien and Florence Gladys (Eaves) Snyder. He was a member of the Mount View Missionary Baptist Church of Cave City where he served may years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and 30 years as music director. ...
Anne Theurer (08/22/06)
Anne E. Theurer, 82, of Cave City died Aug. 16, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Harold J. and Carolyn (Keene) Craig. She retired from Sprow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and was of the Protestant faith...