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Obituaries from October 2006

Roberta McCormick (10/12/06)
Roberta Pearl McCor-mick, 84, former resident of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Alterra Sterling House in Columbia, Tenn. Private memorial graveside services will be held later at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com...
Betty Jean Niemeyer (10/12/06)
Betty Jean Niemeyer, 74, of Cave City died Sept. 30, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 22, 1931, at Prescott, Ark., to Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was employed by Riverside Graphics in Batesville and was of the Protestant faith...
Dolores Pendarvis (10/12/06)
Dolores Jan Pendarvis was born the daughter of Ralph and Lurene Diles McGhee, Jan. 5, 1947 in Thayer, Mo. She died Oct. 5, 2006, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 59. She was united in marriage to Joey Pendarvis on Feb. 16, 1969. She was a graduate of Crowley's Ridge Junior College in Paragould, Ark., and a graduate of Harding University College in Searcy, Ark. ...
Duane Melvin Speas (10/12/06)
Duane Melvin Speas, 80, of Salem, son of the late Walter and Gladys Emma (Wede-meyer) Speas, was born June 20, 1926, in Audubon County, Iowa. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. Speas was united in marriage to Evelyn Edwards on April 20, 1953, in Irwin, Iowa...
Jeffrey Allan Jones (10/12/06)
Jeffrey Allan Jones, age 53, of Evening Shade died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. He was born April 27, 1953, at Sacramento, Calif., to Richard and Clara Jones. He served 22 years of combined service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Airforce, served in the Vietnam War and was employed by the Arkansas State Police working with concealed weapons...
William "Matt" Varner (10/12/06)
William "Matt" Varner, 98, of Cave City died Oct. 3, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1908, at Denver, Ark., to James Marshall and Susie Belle (Boyd) Varner. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Church UPC in Batesville...
Joshua C. Swallow (10/12/06)
Joshua C. Swallow of Cherokee Village died Aug. 19, 2006, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Services were held at Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Chapel in Urbandale, Iowa. His ashes are intombed at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Gregory Meskimen (10/12/06)
Gregory Lee Meskimen, 50, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 29, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1956, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Leland and Yvonne Meskimen. He attended schools in Clarinda, Iowa, and Batesville, Ark., graduating from Batesville High School in 1975...
Marie Louise Marlin (10/05/06)
Marie Louise Marlin of Salem, daughter of the late Madison Bathis and Maggie Lee (Combs) Roe, was born June 10, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Leroy Marlin July 17, 1948, at Viola. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a secretary for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
LaVelle Emery (10/05/06)
LaVelle (Lee) Emery of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late John William and Lillian Viola (Payne) Huskey, was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Hood River, Ore. She died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. Emery was united in marriage to Olen Ray Emery on Jan. 21, 1955, at Port Orchard, Wash., and to this union three children were born...
Vila Oyler (10/05/06)
Vila Oyler, age 92, of Ash Flat died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 1, 1914, near Poughkeepsie to Samuel Wesley and Josie Ella (Powell) Anderson. She was a cook at Ash Flat and Highland schools for many years and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church at Ash Flat...
Chloe Crotts (10/05/06)
Chloe Crotts of Viola, daughter of the late Taylor and Maude C. (Hunter) Taylor, was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Byron, Ark. She died Sept. 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 101 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Burgan Leon Crotts on March 14, 1921, at Viola. She was a homemaker/farmer and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Carl Sutherland (10/05/06)
Carl Sutherland, son of the late Odell Sutherland and Della Derringer Sutherland, was born April 18, 1914, at Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 21, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Ruth Faulconer on Aug. 7, 1938, at Hardy. To this union seven children were born. He was employed as a farmer and sawmill operator. He was a member of the Camp Methodist Church...
Chris Allen Bodkins (10/05/06)
Chris Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Thomas Oliver Wilson (10/05/06)
Thomas Oliver Wilson of Ash Flat, son of the late Luther and Anna (Ross) Wilson, was born April 4, 1917, in Charlotte, Ark. He died Sept. 30, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat at the age of 89. Wilson was a farmer and of the Protestant faith...
Byron Wayne Whitaker (10/05/06)
Byron Wayne Whitaker was born June 27, 1930, the son of Guy James Whitaker and Mabel Ruth Stuttle Whitaker, in Emporia, Kan. He died Sept. 23, 2006, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76. He married Lois Walliser in 1950 in Emporia. He later married Karen Hix. He later married Dorothy James...
Niki Ann Gold (10/05/06)
~Died 9-27-2006 Niki Ann (Gipson) Gold, 52, of Evening Shade died Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday. Arrangements are by Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy.
Simon Ray Buck (10/05/06)
Simon Ray Buck, 20, of Violet Hill died Sept. 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Buck was born Feb. 4, 1986, to James Merlin and Cynthia Ann Kornuth Buck in Rio Rancho, N.M. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church...
M.H. Fontenot (10/05/06)
M.H. Fontenot, 69, of Cave City, formerly of California and Louisiana, died Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Collinston, La., to Clarence and Blanche Iota (Warton) Fontenot. He was a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. He was a Baptist...
Henry Floyd Wooldridge (10/05/06)
Henry Floyd Wooldridge, age 89, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born the son of Kie and Mayme Johnson Wooldridge on Nov. 7, 1916, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage in 1935 in West Plains, Mo., to Opal Marie Harper who preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2005...
Norma C. Vaughn (10/05/06)
Norma C. (Hawkin) Peterson Vaughn, of the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the nursing home in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lynn and Lillian Hawken. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Samuel R. Peterson, on Dec. 19, 1942, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1979...
Elizabeth Shew (10/05/06)
Elizabeth Deloras Shew, daughter of Elmer and Chloe (Walters) Moss, was born in Adair County, Mo., near Novinger on July 15, 1926, and died Sept. 21, 2006, at Pearl's II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Mo., at the age of 80. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Shew on Feb. 4, 1946, in Troy, Kans. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brandi Jo Duff; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shew...
David Michael Largent (10/05/06)
David Michael Largent, 57, of Hardy died Sept. 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. Largent was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of W.W. Largent and Ernestine (Gooch) Largent Rathbun. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Dolores Mae Pruett (10/05/06)
Dolores Mae Pruett of Viola, daughter of the late Orvile Orian and Dorothy (Holmes) Pruett, was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Viola, at the age of 75. Pruett was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a house cleaning maid. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lucille Pinkind (10/05/06)
Lucille Pinkind was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Hardy. She died Sept. 4, 2006, in Carson City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hessie Harbison; her husband, George Pinkind; brother, Warren Harbison; her son, Fred Whitted; and her son-in-law, Bill Stewart...
Jay Marlin Brewer (10/05/06)
Jay Marlin Brewer, 82, of Jonesboro died Sept. 27, 2006, at Skillcare Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Myrtle, Mo., April 14, 1924, he lived in Hardy before moving to Jonesboro a few years ago. He was a retired employee of Cash Builders Supply in Nettleton. He was a member of the Church of God in Jonesboro...
Truman C. Benton (10/05/06)
Truman C. Benton of Salem, son of the late John Allen and Ona Jane (Butts) Benton, was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Frenchtown, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 92. Benton married Oval Hall on Aug. 25, 1931, at Salem. He was a farmer, carpenter and owner of a leather and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Edward Shaw Jr. (10/26/06)
Edward Jerome Shaw Jr., 82, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 17, 2006, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on March 25, 1924, the son of Edward Jerome Sr. and Viola H. Susralski Shaw in Chicago, Ill. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps where he served during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict...
Ana Elizabeth Clanton (10/26/06)
Ana Elizabeth Crouch Clanton, daughter of the late Arthur Ernest Crouch and Clara Langle Crouch, was born July 12, 1908 in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Oct. 18, 2006, in Wiseman, Ark., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Charles Clanton. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Wiseman Baptist Church...
Viva Edealee Simpson (10/26/06)
Viva Edealee (Gay) Simpson, 80, of Poughkeepsie, died Oct. 19, 2006, at the Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View. She was born July 18, 1926, at Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Xephon and Eula (Norris) Gay. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and active in community activities...
Frank L. Riley (10/26/06)
Frank L. Riley, 94, of Evening Shade, died Oct. 19, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 4, 1912, at Alabama to Frank Leslie and Alpha Omega (Haddon) Riley. He was retired from Bell Aero-space in Buffalo, N.Y., was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Winford "Bill" Caldwell (10/26/06)
Winford "Bill" Caldwell of Pleasant Grove, Ark., son of the late Eugene and Ann Bella (Piggott) Caldwell was born on Oct. 6, 1923, at Parsons, W. Va., He died Oct. 16, 2006, at his home at the age of 83. Caldwell was united in marriage to Naoma Lavern Smith on Oct. 6, 1962, in South Mills, N.C. He later married Johnie Floyd on March 15, 2004, at Salem, Ark...
Billie J. Russell (10/26/06)
Billie J. Russell, 82, of Hardy, died Oct. 15, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born in Piggott, Ark., daughter of John H. Bess and Sarah Bess. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Theron E. Russell of Hardy; two daughters, Linda Kay LittleCalf of Flint, Mich. ...
Frieda Bell Lucas (10/26/06)
Frieda Bell Lucas, age 78, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Crystal City, Mo., and died Oct. 13, 2006, at her home. Survivors include three children, Laura Hower and Edward Lucas, both of Alton and Clyde Lucas of Los Angeles, Calif.; her stepfather, E.H. ...
James "Buddy" Bailey (10/26/06)
James Earl "Buddy" Bailey, 87, of Hardy, formerly of Steele, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, in his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, near Jackson in Madison County, Tenn. He was the son of the late John Elisha and Emma Lee Hamlett Bailey. He was married to Lee Ilace Funderburk on Nov. 22, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark...
Bill Susal (10/26/06)
Bill Susal, age 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 20, 2006, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Aug. 28, 1921, the son of Alexander and Margaret Lammers Susal in Chicago, Ill. He was a lineman for the telephone company during his working years, a Mason when he lived in Illinois, and a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles...
Francis Lee Knapp (10/26/06)
Francis Lee Knapp of Camp, Ark., son of the late William Floyd and Willa Mae (Stevens) Knapp, was born July 16, 1929, at Little Rock, Ark. He died Oct. 12, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77. Knapp was united in marriage to Betty Shore on Dec. ...
James W. Mattox Sr. (10/26/06)
James W. Mattox Sr. 87, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Hoxie, Ark., the son of W.T. and Lessie L. Mattox. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He worked as a farmer for most of his life before retiring. He was a Christian...
Mollie Faye Robins (10/26/06)
Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City, died Oct. 18, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry the daughter of the late Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews. She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary...
Maxine Lewis King (10/26/06)
Maxine Lewis King, 89, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 16, 2006, in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of the late Levi Lewis and Almeda (Remington) Lewis. She was married to Charles King in February of 1947. She held a master's degree in education and taught for several years. ...
Lorraine Coverdale (10/19/06)
Lorraine Coverdale of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late William Donahue and Mae Fern Maupin Donahue, was born April 18, 1926, in Omaha, Neb. She died Oct. 5, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 80. She was united in marriage to Robert Coverdale on Dec. 28, 1946, in Omaha. To this union three children were born. She was a homemaker...
Eunice (Prange) Wiest (10/19/06)
Eunice Joann (Prange) Wiest of Salem, daughter of the late John Henry and Willamena Sophia (Meyer) Prange, was born on April 8, 1929, in Chicago, Ill. She died Oct. 3, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. She was united in marriage to Charles Fred Wiest on June 15, 1983...
Juanita Lindsey (10/19/06)
Juanita Lindsey, age 72, of Cave City, died Oct. 8, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, at LaBelle, Mo., the daughter of the late Everett Edward and Sarah Maurita (Tripp) Harris. She was a retired LPN having worked at North Arkansas Clinic in Batesville and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batesville...
Ruby Poteete (10/19/06)
Ruby Josephine (Curwick) Poteete. 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct.10, 2006, at her residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, at Rossville, Kan., the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Bivins) Curwick. She worked as a cook during her working years at restaurants and was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church at Ash Flat...
Minnie Frances Parrott (10/19/06)
Minnie Frances Parrott, 96, was born May 7, 1910, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late Coleman Hooper and Martha Ann Cousins Hooper. She died Oct. 7, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was united in marriage Sept. 18, 1926, in Salem, Ark. to Willis Parrott who preceded her in death June 16, 1991...
George "Pete" Willis (10/19/06)
George Ervin "Pete" Willis, 58, of Henderson, Ark., son of the late George Loyd and Hazel Elizabeth (Walker) Willis, was born Dec. 8, 1947, at Henderson. He died Oct. 8, 2006, at his home. He worked as an auto mechanic. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loving father. He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War...
William "Bill" Logue (10/19/06)
William "Bill" Logue, 73, of Williford, formerly of Parkin, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Vicksburg, Miss., the son of Lucas Harris Logue Sr. and Ethel Kay Ferguson Logue. He married Glyn Dean Rice on Feb. 19, 1973. He was of the Baptist faith, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, served as a police officer in Vicksburg, Miss., retired from Red Ball Motor Freight and Parkin School District as a bus driver...
Margaret Kent (10/19/06)
Margaret Lucille Manuel Kent, 59, of Cave City, died Oct. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1947, at Luxora, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Orvil and Gracie Lucille Grimes Manuel. She was a beautician and a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church in Cave City...
Mary Ann Crabtree (10/19/06)
Mary Ann Crabtree, 62, of Cave City died Oct. 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 14, 1943, at Batesvile to R.A. and Opal (Rawlings) Crabtree. She worked for over 20 years at the International Shoe Factory in Batesville and worked at Townsend in Batesville for several years before becoming disabled...
Donald Lewis Britt Sr. (10/19/06)
Donald Lewis Britt Sr., of Salem, son of the late Guy Laird Britt and Anna Bessie Whipple Britt, was born May 21, 1929 in Venton, Iowa. He died Oct. 10, 2006, at his home in the Wheeling community at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Lois Anderson on July 29, 1967. He was employed by American Iron and Supply Company for many years as foreman...
Eugenia Mobley (10/19/06)
Eugenia "Gene" Mobley, age 82, of Chatham, Miss., formerly of Cave City, died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 1924, at Cave City the daughter of Lalandie and Ethel (Dethrow) Lewis. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Methodist Church of Cave City...
Dickie E. Pontzius (10/19/06)
Dickie E. Pontzius, 65, of Evening Shade died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 24, 1941, at Noble County, Ind., the son of Walter Emmitt and Eleanor (Harter) Pontzius. He was retired from Brown's Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Mae Price (10/19/06)
Ruby Mae Price, 65, of Calico Rock died Oct. 9, 2006, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. She was born on July 26, 1941, to Harlin Anderson and Cora Lee Rosson Lucy in Calico Rock. She was a homemaker and of the non-denominational faith...
Michael Moulder (10/19/06)
Michael Dennis Moulder of Alton, Mo., was born March 26, 1947, and died Oct. 6, 2006, at the age of 59. Survivors include his wife, Jannet of the home; 11 children, Michael Moulder, Nick Moulder, Angel Moulder, Jamee Moulder, Daniel Moulder, Michael "Mickey" Moulder, Alexander Moulder, Billee Moulder, Kyleigh Moulder, Christain Moulder and Kia Moulder all of the home; seven grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Shipply; one brother, Richard Moulder; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mae Irene Ellis (10/19/06)
Mae Irene Ellis of Agnos, daughter of the late William and Vergie Ratliff Fuller was born on April 18, 1918, at Hardy. She died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home at the age of 88. She was united in marriage to Carl Ellis on June 9, 1933, in Missouri. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Elizabeth Miller (10/19/06)
Elizabeth Miller, 53, of Strawberry, formerly of Belvidere, Tenn., died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1952, at Stuarts Draft, Va., the daughter of Amos and Elva Miller. She was a home care provider for the elderly and a member of the Strawberry Mennonite Church in Jesup...
Betty Jean Niemeyer (10/12/06)
Betty Jean Niemeyer, 74, of Cave City died Sept. 30, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 22, 1931, at Prescott, Ark., to Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was employed by Riverside Graphics in Batesville and was of the Protestant faith...
Dolores Pendarvis (10/12/06)
Dolores Jan Pendarvis was born the daughter of Ralph and Lurene Diles McGhee, Jan. 5, 1947 in Thayer, Mo. She died Oct. 5, 2006, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 59. She was united in marriage to Joey Pendarvis on Feb. 16, 1969. She was a graduate of Crowley's Ridge Junior College in Paragould, Ark., and a graduate of Harding University College in Searcy, Ark. ...
Duane Melvin Speas (10/12/06)
Duane Melvin Speas, 80, of Salem, son of the late Walter and Gladys Emma (Wede-meyer) Speas, was born June 20, 1926, in Audubon County, Iowa. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. Speas was united in marriage to Evelyn Edwards on April 20, 1953, in Irwin, Iowa...
Jeffrey Allan Jones (10/12/06)
Jeffrey Allan Jones, age 53, of Evening Shade died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. He was born April 27, 1953, at Sacramento, Calif., to Richard and Clara Jones. He served 22 years of combined service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Airforce, served in the Vietnam War and was employed by the Arkansas State Police working with concealed weapons...
Roberta McCormick (10/12/06)
Roberta Pearl McCor-mick, 84, former resident of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Alterra Sterling House in Columbia, Tenn. Private memorial graveside services will be held later at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com...
Gregory Meskimen (10/12/06)
Gregory Lee Meskimen, 50, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 29, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1956, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Leland and Yvonne Meskimen. He attended schools in Clarinda, Iowa, and Batesville, Ark., graduating from Batesville High School in 1975...
Joshua C. Swallow (10/12/06)
Joshua C. Swallow of Cherokee Village died Aug. 19, 2006, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Services were held at Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Chapel in Urbandale, Iowa. His ashes are intombed at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
William "Matt" Varner (10/12/06)
William "Matt" Varner, 98, of Cave City died Oct. 3, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1908, at Denver, Ark., to James Marshall and Susie Belle (Boyd) Varner. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Church UPC in Batesville...
Henry Floyd Wooldridge (10/05/06)
Henry Floyd Wooldridge, age 89, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born the son of Kie and Mayme Johnson Wooldridge on Nov. 7, 1916, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage in 1935 in West Plains, Mo., to Opal Marie Harper who preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2005...
Simon Ray Buck (10/05/06)
Simon Ray Buck, 20, of Violet Hill died Sept. 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Buck was born Feb. 4, 1986, to James Merlin and Cynthia Ann Kornuth Buck in Rio Rancho, N.M. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church...
Elizabeth Shew (10/05/06)
Elizabeth Deloras Shew, daughter of Elmer and Chloe (Walters) Moss, was born in Adair County, Mo., near Novinger on July 15, 1926, and died Sept. 21, 2006, at Pearl's II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Mo., at the age of 80. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Shew on Feb. 4, 1946, in Troy, Kans. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brandi Jo Duff; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shew...
Byron Wayne Whitaker (10/05/06)
Byron Wayne Whitaker was born June 27, 1930, the son of Guy James Whitaker and Mabel Ruth Stuttle Whitaker, in Emporia, Kan. He died Sept. 23, 2006, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76. He married Lois Walliser in 1950 in Emporia. He later married Karen Hix. He later married Dorothy James...
David Michael Largent (10/05/06)
David Michael Largent, 57, of Hardy died Sept. 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. Largent was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of W.W. Largent and Ernestine (Gooch) Largent Rathbun. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Dolores Mae Pruett (10/05/06)
Dolores Mae Pruett of Viola, daughter of the late Orvile Orian and Dorothy (Holmes) Pruett, was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Viola, at the age of 75. Pruett was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a house cleaning maid. She was of the Baptist faith...
Carl Sutherland (10/05/06)
Carl Sutherland, son of the late Odell Sutherland and Della Derringer Sutherland, was born April 18, 1914, at Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 21, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Ruth Faulconer on Aug. 7, 1938, at Hardy. To this union seven children were born. He was employed as a farmer and sawmill operator. He was a member of the Camp Methodist Church...
Marie Louise Marlin (10/05/06)
Marie Louise Marlin of Salem, daughter of the late Madison Bathis and Maggie Lee (Combs) Roe, was born June 10, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Leroy Marlin July 17, 1948, at Viola. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a secretary for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
LaVelle Emery (10/05/06)
LaVelle (Lee) Emery of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late John William and Lillian Viola (Payne) Huskey, was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Hood River, Ore. She died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. Emery was united in marriage to Olen Ray Emery on Jan. 21, 1955, at Port Orchard, Wash., and to this union three children were born...
Vila Oyler (10/05/06)
Vila Oyler, age 92, of Ash Flat died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 1, 1914, near Poughkeepsie to Samuel Wesley and Josie Ella (Powell) Anderson. She was a cook at Ash Flat and Highland schools for many years and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church at Ash Flat...
Chloe Crotts (10/05/06)
Chloe Crotts of Viola, daughter of the late Taylor and Maude C. (Hunter) Taylor, was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Byron, Ark. She died Sept. 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 101 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Burgan Leon Crotts on March 14, 1921, at Viola. She was a homemaker/farmer and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Norma C. Vaughn (10/05/06)
Norma C. (Hawkin) Peterson Vaughn, of the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the nursing home in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lynn and Lillian Hawken. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Samuel R. Peterson, on Dec. 19, 1942, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1979...
Lucille Pinkind (10/05/06)
Lucille Pinkind was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Hardy. She died Sept. 4, 2006, in Carson City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hessie Harbison; her husband, George Pinkind; brother, Warren Harbison; her son, Fred Whitted; and her son-in-law, Bill Stewart...
M.H. Fontenot (10/05/06)
M.H. Fontenot, 69, of Cave City, formerly of California and Louisiana, died Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Collinston, La., to Clarence and Blanche Iota (Warton) Fontenot. He was a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. He was a Baptist...
Niki Ann Gold (10/05/06)
~Died 9-27-2006 Niki Ann (Gipson) Gold, 52, of Evening Shade died Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday. Arrangements are by Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy.
Truman C. Benton (10/05/06)
Truman C. Benton of Salem, son of the late John Allen and Ona Jane (Butts) Benton, was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Frenchtown, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 92. Benton married Oval Hall on Aug. 25, 1931, at Salem. He was a farmer, carpenter and owner of a leather and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Chris Allen Bodkins (10/05/06)
Chris Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Thomas Oliver Wilson (10/05/06)
Thomas Oliver Wilson of Ash Flat, son of the late Luther and Anna (Ross) Wilson, was born April 4, 1917, in Charlotte, Ark. He died Sept. 30, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat at the age of 89. Wilson was a farmer and of the Protestant faith...
Jay Marlin Brewer (10/05/06)
Jay Marlin Brewer, 82, of Jonesboro died Sept. 27, 2006, at Skillcare Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Myrtle, Mo., April 14, 1924, he lived in Hardy before moving to Jonesboro a few years ago. He was a retired employee of Cash Builders Supply in Nettleton. He was a member of the Church of God in Jonesboro...
Ana Elizabeth Clanton (10/26/06)
Ana Elizabeth Crouch Clanton, daughter of the late Arthur Ernest Crouch and Clara Langle Crouch, was born July 12, 1908 in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Oct. 18, 2006, in Wiseman, Ark., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Charles Clanton. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Wiseman Baptist Church...
Francis Lee Knapp (10/26/06)
Francis Lee Knapp of Camp, Ark., son of the late William Floyd and Willa Mae (Stevens) Knapp, was born July 16, 1929, at Little Rock, Ark. He died Oct. 12, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77. Knapp was united in marriage to Betty Shore on Dec. ...
Winford "Bill" Caldwell (10/26/06)
Winford "Bill" Caldwell of Pleasant Grove, Ark., son of the late Eugene and Ann Bella (Piggott) Caldwell was born on Oct. 6, 1923, at Parsons, W. Va., He died Oct. 16, 2006, at his home at the age of 83. Caldwell was united in marriage to Naoma Lavern Smith on Oct. 6, 1962, in South Mills, N.C. He later married Johnie Floyd on March 15, 2004, at Salem, Ark...
Frank L. Riley (10/26/06)
Frank L. Riley, 94, of Evening Shade, died Oct. 19, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 4, 1912, at Alabama to Frank Leslie and Alpha Omega (Haddon) Riley. He was retired from Bell Aero-space in Buffalo, N.Y., was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Bill Susal (10/26/06)
Bill Susal, age 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 20, 2006, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Aug. 28, 1921, the son of Alexander and Margaret Lammers Susal in Chicago, Ill. He was a lineman for the telephone company during his working years, a Mason when he lived in Illinois, and a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles...
James W. Mattox Sr. (10/26/06)
James W. Mattox Sr. 87, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Hoxie, Ark., the son of W.T. and Lessie L. Mattox. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He worked as a farmer for most of his life before retiring. He was a Christian...
Mollie Faye Robins (10/26/06)
Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City, died Oct. 18, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry the daughter of the late Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews. She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary...
Viva Edealee Simpson (10/26/06)
Viva Edealee (Gay) Simpson, 80, of Poughkeepsie, died Oct. 19, 2006, at the Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View. She was born July 18, 1926, at Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Xephon and Eula (Norris) Gay. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and active in community activities...
Billie J. Russell (10/26/06)
Billie J. Russell, 82, of Hardy, died Oct. 15, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born in Piggott, Ark., daughter of John H. Bess and Sarah Bess. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Theron E. Russell of Hardy; two daughters, Linda Kay LittleCalf of Flint, Mich. ...
Edward Shaw Jr. (10/26/06)
Edward Jerome Shaw Jr., 82, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 17, 2006, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on March 25, 1924, the son of Edward Jerome Sr. and Viola H. Susralski Shaw in Chicago, Ill. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps where he served during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict...
Frieda Bell Lucas (10/26/06)
Frieda Bell Lucas, age 78, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Crystal City, Mo., and died Oct. 13, 2006, at her home. Survivors include three children, Laura Hower and Edward Lucas, both of Alton and Clyde Lucas of Los Angeles, Calif.; her stepfather, E.H. ...
James "Buddy" Bailey (10/26/06)
James Earl "Buddy" Bailey, 87, of Hardy, formerly of Steele, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, in his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, near Jackson in Madison County, Tenn. He was the son of the late John Elisha and Emma Lee Hamlett Bailey. He was married to Lee Ilace Funderburk on Nov. 22, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark...
Maxine Lewis King (10/26/06)
Maxine Lewis King, 89, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 16, 2006, in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of the late Levi Lewis and Almeda (Remington) Lewis. She was married to Charles King in February of 1947. She held a master's degree in education and taught for several years. ...
Lorraine Coverdale (10/19/06)
Lorraine Coverdale of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late William Donahue and Mae Fern Maupin Donahue, was born April 18, 1926, in Omaha, Neb. She died Oct. 5, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 80. She was united in marriage to Robert Coverdale on Dec. 28, 1946, in Omaha. To this union three children were born. She was a homemaker...
Eunice (Prange) Wiest (10/19/06)
Eunice Joann (Prange) Wiest of Salem, daughter of the late John Henry and Willamena Sophia (Meyer) Prange, was born on April 8, 1929, in Chicago, Ill. She died Oct. 3, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. She was united in marriage to Charles Fred Wiest on June 15, 1983...
Minnie Frances Parrott (10/19/06)
Minnie Frances Parrott, 96, was born May 7, 1910, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late Coleman Hooper and Martha Ann Cousins Hooper. She died Oct. 7, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was united in marriage Sept. 18, 1926, in Salem, Ark. to Willis Parrott who preceded her in death June 16, 1991...
Ruby Poteete (10/19/06)
Ruby Josephine (Curwick) Poteete. 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct.10, 2006, at her residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, at Rossville, Kan., the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Bivins) Curwick. She worked as a cook during her working years at restaurants and was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church at Ash Flat...
George "Pete" Willis (10/19/06)
George Ervin "Pete" Willis, 58, of Henderson, Ark., son of the late George Loyd and Hazel Elizabeth (Walker) Willis, was born Dec. 8, 1947, at Henderson. He died Oct. 8, 2006, at his home. He worked as an auto mechanic. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loving father. He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War...
Juanita Lindsey (10/19/06)
Juanita Lindsey, age 72, of Cave City, died Oct. 8, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, at LaBelle, Mo., the daughter of the late Everett Edward and Sarah Maurita (Tripp) Harris. She was a retired LPN having worked at North Arkansas Clinic in Batesville and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batesville...
William "Bill" Logue (10/19/06)
William "Bill" Logue, 73, of Williford, formerly of Parkin, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Vicksburg, Miss., the son of Lucas Harris Logue Sr. and Ethel Kay Ferguson Logue. He married Glyn Dean Rice on Feb. 19, 1973. He was of the Baptist faith, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, served as a police officer in Vicksburg, Miss., retired from Red Ball Motor Freight and Parkin School District as a bus driver...
Margaret Kent (10/19/06)
Margaret Lucille Manuel Kent, 59, of Cave City, died Oct. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1947, at Luxora, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Orvil and Gracie Lucille Grimes Manuel. She was a beautician and a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church in Cave City...
Dickie E. Pontzius (10/19/06)
Dickie E. Pontzius, 65, of Evening Shade died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 24, 1941, at Noble County, Ind., the son of Walter Emmitt and Eleanor (Harter) Pontzius. He was retired from Brown's Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Baptist faith...
Michael Moulder (10/19/06)
Michael Dennis Moulder of Alton, Mo., was born March 26, 1947, and died Oct. 6, 2006, at the age of 59. Survivors include his wife, Jannet of the home; 11 children, Michael Moulder, Nick Moulder, Angel Moulder, Jamee Moulder, Daniel Moulder, Michael "Mickey" Moulder, Alexander Moulder, Billee Moulder, Kyleigh Moulder, Christain Moulder and Kia Moulder all of the home; seven grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Shipply; one brother, Richard Moulder; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Eugenia Mobley (10/19/06)
Eugenia "Gene" Mobley, age 82, of Chatham, Miss., formerly of Cave City, died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 1924, at Cave City the daughter of Lalandie and Ethel (Dethrow) Lewis. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Methodist Church of Cave City...
Elizabeth Miller (10/19/06)
Elizabeth Miller, 53, of Strawberry, formerly of Belvidere, Tenn., died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1952, at Stuarts Draft, Va., the daughter of Amos and Elva Miller. She was a home care provider for the elderly and a member of the Strawberry Mennonite Church in Jesup...
Mae Irene Ellis (10/19/06)
Mae Irene Ellis of Agnos, daughter of the late William and Vergie Ratliff Fuller was born on April 18, 1918, at Hardy. She died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home at the age of 88. She was united in marriage to Carl Ellis on June 9, 1933, in Missouri. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mary Ann Crabtree (10/19/06)
Mary Ann Crabtree, 62, of Cave City died Oct. 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 14, 1943, at Batesvile to R.A. and Opal (Rawlings) Crabtree. She worked for over 20 years at the International Shoe Factory in Batesville and worked at Townsend in Batesville for several years before becoming disabled...
Ruby Mae Price (10/19/06)
Ruby Mae Price, 65, of Calico Rock died Oct. 9, 2006, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. She was born on July 26, 1941, to Harlin Anderson and Cora Lee Rosson Lucy in Calico Rock. She was a homemaker and of the non-denominational faith...
Donald Lewis Britt Sr. (10/19/06)
Donald Lewis Britt Sr., of Salem, son of the late Guy Laird Britt and Anna Bessie Whipple Britt, was born May 21, 1929 in Venton, Iowa. He died Oct. 10, 2006, at his home in the Wheeling community at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Lois Anderson on July 29, 1967. He was employed by American Iron and Supply Company for many years as foreman...
William "Matt" Varner (10/10/06)
William "Matt" Varner, 98, of Cave City died Oct. 3, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1908, at Denver, Ark., to James Marshall and Susie Belle (Boyd) Varner. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Church UPC in Batesville...
Wayne C. Graybeal Jr. (10/31/06)
Wayne C. "Mud Creek" Graybeal Jr., 72, of Williford died Oct. 21, 2006, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1934, at Lancaster, Pa., the son of the late Mildred Graybeal and Wayne Graybeal Sr. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Winford "Bill" Caldwell (10/26/06)
Winford "Bill" Caldwell of Pleasant Grove, Ark., son of the late Eugene and Ann Bella (Piggott) Caldwell, was born on Oct. 6, 1923, at Parsons, W.Va. He died Oct. 16, 2006, at his home at the age of 83. Caldwell was united in marriage to Naoma Lavern Smith on Oct. 6, 1962, in South Mills, N.C. He later married Johnie Fly on March 15, 2004, at Salem, Ark...
Viva (Gay) Simpson (10/26/06)
Viva Edealee (Gay) Simpson, 80, of Poughkeepsie died Oct. 19, 2006, at the Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View. She was born July 18, 1926, at Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Xephon and Eula (Norris) Gay. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and active in community activities...
Vila Oyler (10/03/06)
Vila Oyler, age 92, of Ash Flat died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 1, 1914, near Poughkeepsie to Samuel Wesley and Josie Ella (Powell) Anderson. She was a cook at Ash Flat and Highland schools for many years and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church at Ash Flat...
Truman C. Benton (10/03/06)
Truman C. Benton of Salem, son of the late John Allen and Ona Jane (Butts) Benton, was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Frenchtown, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 92. Benton married Oval Hall on Aug. 25, 1931, at Salem. He was a farmer, carpenter and owner of a leather and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Roberta Pearl McCormick (10/10/06)
Roberta Pearl McCormick, 84, former resident of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Alterra Sterling House in Columbia, Tenn. A private memorial graveside service will be conducted at a later date at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com...
Ruby Josephine Poteete (10/17/06)
Ruby Josephine (Curwick) Poteete, 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 10, 2006, at her residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, at Rossville, Kan., the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Bivins) Curwick. She worked as a cook during her working years at restaurants and was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church at Ash Flat...
Nola Inez Utley (10/31/06)
Nola Inez Utley, 92, of Pine Bluff died Oct. 19, 2006. Born in Evening Shade, she was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one grandson, one sister and one brother. Survivors include one son, Frank Utley of West Plains, Mo.; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Nikki Ann Gipson Gold (10/03/06)
Niki Ann (Gipson) Gold, 52, of Evening Shade died Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday. Arrangements are by Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy.
Margaret Lucille Manuel Kent (10/17/06)
Margaret Lucille Manuel Kent, 59, of Cave City died Oct. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1947, at Luxora, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Orvil and Gracie Lucille Grimes Manuel. She was a beautician and a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church in Cave City...
Maxine Lewis King (10/26/06)
Maxine Lewis King, 89, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 16, 2006, in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of the late Levi Lewis and Almeda (Remington) Lewis. She married Charles King in February of 1947. She held a master's degree in education and taught for several years. ...
M.H. Fontenot (10/03/06)
M.H. Fontenot, 69, of Cave City, formerly of California and Louisiana, died Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Collinston, La., to Clarence and Blanche Iota (Warton) Fontenot. He was a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. He was a Baptist...
Mae Irene Ellis (10/17/06)
Mae Irene Ellis of Agnos, daughter of the late William and Vergie Ratliff Fuller, was born on April 18, 1918, at Hardy. She died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home at the age of 88. She was united in marriage to Carl Ellis on June 9, 1933, in Missouri. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mollie Faye Robins (10/26/06)
Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City died Oct. 18, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry, the daughter of the late Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews. She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary...
Mary Ann Crabtree (10/17/06)
Mary Ann Crabtree, 62, of Cave City died Oct. 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 14, 1943, at Batesvile to R.A. and Opal (Rawlings) Crabtree. She worked for over 20 years at the International Shoe Factory in Batesville and worked at Townsend in Batesville for several years before becoming disabled...
Lucille Pinkind (10/03/06)
Lucille Pinkind was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Hardy and died Sept. 4, 2006, in Carson City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hessie Harbison; husband, George T. Pinkind; brother, Warren Harbison; a son, Fred Whitted; and son-in-law, Bill Stewart...
Lenore L. Ring (10/31/06)
Lenore L. Ring, 91, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Ring was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Otto Franzen and Svea (Weden) Franzen. She graduated from St. ...
Juanita Lindsey (10/17/06)
Juanita Lindsey, age 72, of Cave City died Oct. 8, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, at LaBelle, Mo., the daughter of the late Everett Edward and Sarah Maurita (Tripp) Harris. She was a retired LPN, having worked at North Arkansas Clinic in Batesville, and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batesville...
Jay Marlin Brewer (10/03/06)
Jay Marlin Brewer, 82, of Jonesboro died Sept. 27, 2006, at Skillcare Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Myrtle, Mo., April 14, 1924, he lived in Hardy before moving to Jonesboro a few years ago. He was a retired employee of Cash Builders Supply in Nettleton. He was a member of the Church of God in Jonesboro...
James Mattox Sr. (10/26/06)
James W. Mattox Sr., 87, of Ash Flat died Oct. 15, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Hoxie, Ark., the son of W.T. and Lessie L. Mattox. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He worked as a farmer for most of his life before retiring. He was a Christian...
Joshua C. Swallow (10/10/06)
Joshua C. Swallow of Cherokee Village died Aug. 19, 2006, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Services were held at Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Chapel in Urbandale, Iowa. His ashes are intombed at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
James "Buddy" Bailey (10/26/06)
James Earl "Buddy" Bailey, 87, of Hardy, formerly of Steele, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, in his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, near Jackson in Madison County, Tenn. He was the son of the late John Elisha and Emma Lee Hamlett Bailey. He was married to Lee Ilace Funderburk on Nov. 22, 1964, in Blytheville, Ark...
Jeffrey Allen Jones (10/10/06)
Jeffrey Allan Jones, age 53, of Evening Shade died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. He was born April 27, 1953, at Sacramento, Calif., to Richard and Clara Jones. He served 22 years of combined service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, served in the Vietnam War and was employed by the Arkansas State Police working with concealed weapons. He was a member of Barnett Baptist Church in Little Rock...
Norma C. Peterson Vaughn (10/03/06)
Norma C. (Hawkins) Peterson Vaughn of the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the nursing home in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lynn and Lillian Hawken. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Samuel R. Peterson, on Dec. 19, 1942, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1979...
Gregory Lee Meskimen (10/10/06)
Gregory Lee Meskimen, 50, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 29, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1956, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Leland and Yvonne Meskimen. He attended schools in Clarinda, Iowa, and Batesville, Ark., graduating from Batesville High School in 1975...
Frank Riley (10/26/06)
Frank L. Riley, 94, of Evening Shade, died Oct. 19, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 4, 1912, at Alabama to Frank Lelsie and Alpha Omega (Haddon) Riley. He was retired from Bell Aero-space in Buffalo, N.Y., a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and a long time member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Frank B. Covollo (10/31/06)
Frank B. Covollo Sr., 78, of Highland died Oct. 23, 2006, at his residence. Covollo was born on Sept. 20, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Anthony and Mary Covollo. He was united in marriage to Dolores Chickirichi in Elton, Md., in 1945. Covollo was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired from the heating and cooling industry...
Elizabeth Miller (10/17/06)
Elizabeth Miller, 53, of Strawberry, formerly of Belvidere, Tenn., died Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1952, at Stuarts Draft, Va., the daughter of Amos and Elva Miller. She was a home care provider for the elderly and a member of the Strawberry Mennonite Church in Jesup...
Elizabeth Deloras Shew (10/03/06)
Elizabeth Deloras Shew, daughter of Elmer and Chloe (Walters) Moss, was born in Adair County, Mo., near Novinger on July 15, 1926, and died Sept. 21, 2006, at Pearl's II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Mo., at the age of 80. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Shew on Feb. 4, 1946, in Troy, Kans. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brandi Jo Duff; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shew...
Edna Billingsley (10/31/06)
Edna Billingsley, 84, of Franklin, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2006, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock. Billingsley was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Ash Flat, the daugher of Dewey and Flossie (Estes) Bates. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Franklin. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, sewing and gardening...
Dickie Pontzius (10/17/06)
Dickie E. Pontzius, 65, of Evening Shade died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 24, 1941, at Noble County, Ind., the son of Walter Emmitt and Eleanor (Harter) Pontzius. He was retired from Brown's Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Baptist faith...
David Michael Largent (10/03/06)
David Michael Largent, 57, of Hardy died Sept. 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. Largent was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of W.W. Largent and Ernestine (Gooch) Largent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Chris Allen Bodkins (10/03/06)
Chris Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Billie Russell (10/26/06)
Billie J. Russell, 82, of Hardy died Oct. 15, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born in Piggott, Ark., the daughter of the late John H. Bess and Sarah Bess. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Theron E. ...
Bill Susal (10/26/06)
Bill Susal, age 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 20, 2006, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born on Aug. 28, 1921, the son of Alexander and Margaret Lammers Susal in Chicago, Ill. He was a lineman for the telephone company during his working years, a Mason when he lived in Illinois, and a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles...
Betty Jean Niemeyer (10/10/06)
Betty Jean Niemeyer, 74, of Cave City died Sept. 30, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 22, 1931, at Prescott, Ark., to Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was employed by Riverside Graphics in Batesville and was of the Protestant faith...
Ana Crouch Clanton (10/26/06)
Ana Elizabeth Crouch Clanton, daughter of the late Arthur Ernest Crouch and Clara Langle Crouch, was born July 12, 1908, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Oct. 18, 2006, in Wiseman, Ark., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Charles Clanton. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Wideman Baptist Church...