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Obituaries from December 2007

Irene L. Baughman (12/06/07)
Irene L. Crass Wheeler Baughman died Nov. 4, 2007, at Life Care Hospital in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 84. She was born Feb. 22, 1923, the daughter of R.C. and Belle Crass in Myrtle, Mo. Survivors include: her husband, Mikeal Baughman, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Deanna Wheeler of Monette, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Smith of Odessa, Mo.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters...
Robert Nicely (12/06/07)
Robert Nicely, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 28, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of Clyde Willis and Jemma (Zimmerman) Nicely. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 43 years, was a member of the NARFE, the Lions Club and was an EMT volunteer. ...
Robert Lee Williams (12/06/07)
Robert Lee Williams, 90, died Nov. 22, 2007, at the Crown Point Nursing Home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark.. He was born June 7, 1917, the son of Tilman Cecil and Fannie Wiseman Irons Williams. He recalled the story of his birthday many times saying, "I was born in Rush, Ark., an old-time gold mining town. The cook of the wagon said 'Fannie if you can have that baby before noon, you may use this wagon.' After he was born in the nick of time, they served dinner to the crew...
Thomas William (Tom) Tucker (12/06/07)
Thomas William (Tom) Tucker was born in Mena, Ark., on June 29, 1935, to Clyde and Addie (Cox) Tucker. He died at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat on Nov. 28, 2007, at the age of 72. Tom, as everyone called him, graduated Wewoka Oklahoma High School in 1953. ...
Wanda L. Rohman (12/06/07)
Wanda L. Rohman, 82, of Pea Ridge, Ark., formerly of Salem, was born June 21, 1925, in Wheeling, Ark., the daughter of Buford Hancock and Lottie Peart Hancock. She died ?Nov. 27, 2007, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was united in marriage to George Rohman in the early 1950s in Junction City, Kan., and to this union two daughters were born. ...
Moyra "Tiny"?Jackson (12/06/07)
Moyra Lavern "Tiny" Jackson, 91, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Evening Shade, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Cave City. She was born April 12, 1916 in Breckenridge, Texas and was the daughter of Ross Wilson and Sarah Ellender (McMillian) Jackson. Tiny was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Dorothy Hanselman (12/06/07)
Dorothy Louise Hanselman, 95, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Louis and Harriet (Thomas) Ziegler, was born Feb. 24, 1912, at Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 25, 2007, in Viola, Ark. She was united in marriage to Edward Carl Hanselman on Nov. 19, 1936, at Chicago, Ill. Dorothy was a homemaker and she was a member of the Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago, Ill...
Leona Lesh (12/06/07)
The family of Leona Lesh, 85, of Thayer, Mo., invite you to attend her Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Mo., with Pat Keefe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Hansel "Sparky" Wheeler (12/06/07)
Hansel "Sparky"?Wheeler, 74, of South-port, Fla., was born Jan. 10, 1933, the son of the late John Paris and Clara Mae Nickless in Alton, Mo. He died Nov. 5, 2007, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. He was married 53 years to Nadine Sellers Wheeler. He was retired from the United States Navy...
Yvonne Susanne Long (12/06/07)
Yvonne Susanne Long was born the daughter of William Mac Sillings and Elsie Laverne Sillings on Jan. 29, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., and died Nov. 25, 2007, at the age of 55. She was united in marriage May 30, 1981, at Kansas City, Kan., to William T. Long. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Levern Garner (12/06/07)
Levern Garner, 69, son of the late Kenneth Robins and Oma Sherrell Robins, was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Oxford, Ark. He died Nov. 27, 2007, in Melbourne, Ark. Vern was an Oxford High School graduate. He attended Arkansas State University at Beebe on a basketball scholarship. He went on to attend and play basketball at Bethel College in Carroll County, Tennessee. While playing for the Bethel College Wildcats, he lead the nation in scoring and was inducted into the Bethel College Hall of Fame...
James R. Goldston (12/06/07)
James R. Goldston, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Gammell Mines, Ala., the son of Charles Goldston and Anna Bell (Turner) Goldston. He retired from Douglas County Hospital as a maintenance engineer. Moving from Omaha, Neb., he and his wife have lived in Cherokee Village for 22 years. He loved to play horseshoes and woodworking...
Charlie Lewis Casey (12/06/07)
Charlie Lewis Casey, 83, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl of Thayer, Mo.; two daughters, Joyce Casey of Thayer and Goldie Smith of Rolla, Mo.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Winnie Mitchell of Alton, Mo.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Virgie (Finney)?Matlock (12/06/07)
Virgie Elizabeth (Finney) Matlock, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born May 3, 1920, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Ellen (Cummings)?Finney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City...
Donald Oscar Wilson (12/06/07)
Donald Oscar Wilson of Salem, Ark., son of the late Wilbur Oscar and Elsie Grace (Johnson) Wilson, was born March 19, 1932, at Independence, Iowa. He died Nov. 27, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 75. He was married to Diana Marie Plutz on Nov. 30, 1957, at Chicago, Ill. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Donald worked as a brick layer in commercial construction...
Jessie Isabel Watts (12/13/07)
Jessie Isabel Watts was born the daughter of Thomas Grover Allen and Margaret Louisa Tiffee Allen on Nov. 7, 1909, in Minturn, Ark., and died Nov. 29, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1929, at Salem, Ark., to Ernest Watts who preceded her in death in May of 1963...
Edward Michael Keller (12/13/07)
Edward Michael Keller 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born March 21, 1923, in Columbia, Ill., the son of the late George and Mary (Trenz)?Keller. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree...
Frank Edwin Orwan (12/13/07)
Frank Edwin Orwan, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 5, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a retired post master. He is survived by: his wife, Lurene Orwan of the home; a daughter, Debbie Petersen of Earlham, Iowa; a son, Dennis Orwan of Lorimor, Iowa; and a sister, Jean Silverthorn of Earlham, Iowa...
Johnnie C. Neal (12/13/07)
Johnnie C. Neal, 63, son of William Franklin Neal of Dardnelle and the late Imogene Felton Neal, was born April 27, 1944, in Batesville, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2007, near Oxford, Ark. In 1968, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Marlow and to this union two children were born. He spent his life as a husband, father and grandpa. At the time of his death, he was retired from logging. He was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...
George W. Wilkerson (12/13/07)
George W. Wilkerson 62, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., was born in Kansas City, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. He was a farmer. He is survived by: his wife, Mildred (Gipson) Wilkerson of Poughkeepsie; a son, Danile E. Gipson of Poughkeepsie; a brother, Leo L. Wilkerson of Thayer; two sisters, Linda Lou Gill of Walnut Ridge and Ann Louise Gann of Williford...
Sammie Thompson (12/13/07)
Sammie Dee Thompson, 77, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 2, 1930, at Fort Gibson, Okla., the son of Sammuel D. and Bertha (Barnett)?Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired chemical engineer for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas, and was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Paulette Pitts (12/13/07)
Paulette Pitts, age 56, of Anton, Mo., was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Campbell, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include: her mother, Verla Batchelor of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four daughters, Tina Ahad of West Plains, Mo., Amber Pitts, Crystal Warren and Sabre Hanshaw, all of Alton; six grandchildren, Skyler, Delaney, Dustin, Makay- den, Jaylen and Jacob; one sister, Diana Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Danny Batchelor and Brian Batchelor, both of Popular Bluff; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mason Stone Blackall (12/13/07)
Mason Stone Blackall, 4, of Austin, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born Oct. 2, 2003 in Searcy, Ark. to Michael and Christina Blackall of Austin. Mason is survived by: his parents, Michael and Christina Blackall; four siblings, Anthony, Michael, Summer and Shelby Blackall; grandparents, Don and Rebecca Blackall of Lewisburg, Tenn., Katherine Stone of Thayer, Mo., Marybeth Macomber of Cabot, Ark and Harrell Stone of Ward, Ark...
Kittie Jean Mickle (12/13/07)
Kittie Jean Mickle, 52, was born Nov. 15, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at Hospice House of the Ozarks. She lived and worked in Michigan and Texas as well as in Arkansas. She was an avid sports fan. "Miss Kittie" was a highly respected and extremely dedicated life skills special education teacher of severely handicapped students in the Highland School District and worked the ticket booth at all high school football and basketball games. ...
Ruby Lee Hartness (12/13/07)
Ruby Lee Hartness, 77, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2007, at the NEA?Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lula Mae (Brown)?Smith. She loved her family and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren very much...
Leland Meskimen (12/13/07)
Leland William Meskimen, 75, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 7, 2007, at Batesville.?He was born July 2, 1932, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of G.L. and Alice Meskimen. He married Yvonne Michel Tritsch on April 12, 1955, in Coin, Iowa. He served in the U.S. ...
Nevia Ethel Tucker (12/13/07)
Nevia Ethel Tucker was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Couch, Mo., daughter of Joe Honey-cutt and Iva Cox Honeycutt. She died Dec. 4, 2007, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 89. She was married March 12, 1926, in Alton, Mo., to Olon Tucker who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2001...
Tommy Forschler (12/13/07)
Tommy Max Forschler was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Thayer, Mo., son of William Raymond Forschler and Eva Maxine Clark Forschler. He died Dec. 2, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 60. He was a United States postal worker, a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He was a member of Thayer Assembly of God Church for many years...
Gloria Theresa Ripley (12/13/07)
Gloria Theresa Ripley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Theresa (Repka) Meyer was born June 28, 1926, at North Freedom, Wis. She died Dec. 3, 2007, at her home in Salem, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Ripley on April 9, 1947, at Leland Wis. She worked as a school teacher and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in?Leland, Wis...
Laura Alford Whittingham (12/13/07)
Laura Alford Whittingham, 35, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 8, 1972, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Doris Jones Brown. She died Dec. 6, 2007, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. She was married on May 5 2007, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Jeremy Whittingham. Mrs. Whittingham's children were her life and she was attending the Sheriff's Academy which was her dream and passion...
Carmen Grace Guiltner (12/13/07)
Carmen Grace Guiltner, of Salem, daughter of Jackie Lavette Thorn Oakley and the late Fred Thorn, was born June 25, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2007, at her home at the age of 53. She was united in marriage to Gary Guiltner June 17, 1972, in Salem, Ark. To this union two sons were born...
Francis Vickers (12/13/07)
Francis "Vick"?Vickers, 71, of Hot Springs, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born June 28, 1936, in Minden, La. He was a farmer, a published writer of poetry and literary works, a radio host on WWL in New Orleans, and former owner of Wood-N-Iron in Hot Springs Village...
Harold "Dean" Hutchins (12/13/07)
Harold "Dean" Hutchins, of Viola, son of Mary Keller Hutchins Clark and the late Thomas Hutchins, was born May 31, 1960, in Granite City, Ill. He died Dec. 8, 2007, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a Christian...
Edna D. Ketchens (12/26/07)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La...
Louis J. Zeibert (12/26/07)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
James Earl Whiteside (12/26/07)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Brennie Whitaker (12/26/07)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (12/26/07)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. ...
Dale Warren Deats (12/19/07)
Dale Warren Deats, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Earl and Mable Deats. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dale worked as a chef for many years. He moved to Cherokee Village with his wife, Diana, from New Orleans, La., about four years ago. He loved to cook and fish. He attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hardy...
Mildred Verdel (12/19/07)
Mildred Brister Verdel, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born July 26, 1907, at Yazoo City, Miss., to Major and Nona (Ledbetter) Brister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Irvin "Jack" Goad (12/19/07)
Irvin "Jack" Goad, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born on June 28, 1920, in Tennessee, the son of the late Johnny Goad and Annis Bee (Coffalt) Goad. He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cox on May 4, 1946, in London, England...
Leland Morris Puckett (12/19/07)
Leland Morris Puckett died Dec. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 13, 1926, at Calamine, Ark., the son of Earl Ditzler and Dora Minnie Voyles Puckett. He was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. ...
Ann Marie Cednik (12/19/07)
Ann Marie Cednik, 86, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born March 25, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Austin and Ellen (Kerrigan)?Harrity. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and of the Lady Guild...
Alice M. Griffith (12/19/07)
Alice M. Griffith, daughter of John H. and Nora Davis Wilcox, was born April 21, 1913, near Thomasville, Mo. She died Dec. 6, 2007, in West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. In 1932 she was married to Jefferson W. Griffith, Jr., and to this union one daughter and two sons were born...
Audie (Girtman) Bacon (12/19/07)
Audie (Girtman) Bacon, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 18, 1907, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of William P. and Amanda Jane (Mobley) Girtman. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr. (12/19/07)
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr., 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Veterans ?Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sep. 21, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John W. Walls Sr. and Rita (Swords) Walls. ? He was united in marriage to Ruth Murphey on May 14, 1957 in Newburn, S.C...
Della Ruth Perkey (12/19/07)
Della Ruth Perkey, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 5, 1940, at Cave City, to Samuel Lewis and Jewel Mable Hutchison. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include: her husband of 49 and one half years, Ray Perkey of the home, foursons, Gary Perkey, Rickey Perkey, Nathan Perkey and Alvin Perkey all of Cave City; one brother, Raymond Hutch-ison of Cave City; two sisters, Oretha Perkey of Cave City and Ruthel Shirley of St. ...
Mary M. Yingling (12/19/07)
Mary M. Yingling, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was a purchasing agent for a Hospital. Arrangements were made under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. An online obituary and guest book can be seen at www.kirbyandfamily.com...
Ruth Sutherland (12/19/07)
Ruth Sutherland, 87, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Sid Faulconer of Margie Hyslip Faulconer was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Wagoner, Okla., and died Dec. 11, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Rehab in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Carl F. Sutherland on Aug. 7, 1938, in Hardy, Ark. To this union, seven children were born...
Kevin Higginbotham (12/19/07)
Kevin Carson Higginbotham, 46, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 9, 2007, at Hardy. He was born on April 25, 1961, at Jonesboro, to William Carter and Mary Jo Shaver ?Higginbotham. Kevin was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas, in 1982...
Lillian "Avis Branscum (12/19/07)
Lillian "Avis" Marlin Branscum, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Lee and Nancy (Davis)?Marlin. Living here all of her life she owned and operated Branscum Grocery store and was a member of the Hickory Flat Baptist Church...
Vina Wells (12/19/07)
Vina Wells, 69, died Dec. 13, 2007, at her residence in Ravenden, Ark. She was a dietary supervisor for Williford School District. She is survived by: two daughters, Rhonda Bystry of Ash Flat and Machelle Wells of Ravenden; two sisters, Dorthy Horman of Kentucky and Connie Stockwell of Ash Flat; one granddughter; and four great-granddaughters...
Irene L. Baughman (12/06/07)
Irene L. Crass Wheeler Baughman died Nov. 4, 2007, at Life Care Hospital in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 84. She was born Feb. 22, 1923, the daughter of R.C. and Belle Crass in Myrtle, Mo. Survivors include: her husband, Mikeal Baughman, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Deanna Wheeler of Monette, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Smith of Odessa, Mo.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters...
Robert Lee Williams (12/06/07)
Robert Lee Williams, 90, died Nov. 22, 2007, at the Crown Point Nursing Home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark.. He was born June 7, 1917, the son of Tilman Cecil and Fannie Wiseman Irons Williams. He recalled the story of his birthday many times saying, "I was born in Rush, Ark., an old-time gold mining town. The cook of the wagon said 'Fannie if you can have that baby before noon, you may use this wagon.' After he was born in the nick of time, they served dinner to the crew...
Robert Nicely (12/06/07)
Robert Nicely, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 28, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of Clyde Willis and Jemma (Zimmerman) Nicely. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 43 years, was a member of the NARFE, the Lions Club and was an EMT volunteer. ...
Thomas William (Tom) Tucker (12/06/07)
Thomas William (Tom) Tucker was born in Mena, Ark., on June 29, 1935, to Clyde and Addie (Cox) Tucker. He died at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat on Nov. 28, 2007, at the age of 72. Tom, as everyone called him, graduated Wewoka Oklahoma High School in 1953. ...
Wanda L. Rohman (12/06/07)
Wanda L. Rohman, 82, of Pea Ridge, Ark., formerly of Salem, was born June 21, 1925, in Wheeling, Ark., the daughter of Buford Hancock and Lottie Peart Hancock. She died ?Nov. 27, 2007, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was united in marriage to George Rohman in the early 1950s in Junction City, Kan., and to this union two daughters were born. ...
James R. Goldston (12/06/07)
James R. Goldston, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Gammell Mines, Ala., the son of Charles Goldston and Anna Bell (Turner) Goldston. He retired from Douglas County Hospital as a maintenance engineer. Moving from Omaha, Neb., he and his wife have lived in Cherokee Village for 22 years. He loved to play horseshoes and woodworking...
Charlie Lewis Casey (12/06/07)
Charlie Lewis Casey, 83, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl of Thayer, Mo.; two daughters, Joyce Casey of Thayer and Goldie Smith of Rolla, Mo.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Winnie Mitchell of Alton, Mo.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dorothy Hanselman (12/06/07)
Dorothy Louise Hanselman, 95, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Louis and Harriet (Thomas) Ziegler, was born Feb. 24, 1912, at Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 25, 2007, in Viola, Ark. She was united in marriage to Edward Carl Hanselman on Nov. 19, 1936, at Chicago, Ill. Dorothy was a homemaker and she was a member of the Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago, Ill...
Leona Lesh (12/06/07)
The family of Leona Lesh, 85, of Thayer, Mo., invite you to attend her Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Mo., with Pat Keefe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Hansel "Sparky" Wheeler (12/06/07)
Hansel "Sparky"?Wheeler, 74, of South-port, Fla., was born Jan. 10, 1933, the son of the late John Paris and Clara Mae Nickless in Alton, Mo. He died Nov. 5, 2007, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. He was married 53 years to Nadine Sellers Wheeler. He was retired from the United States Navy...
Yvonne Susanne Long (12/06/07)
Yvonne Susanne Long was born the daughter of William Mac Sillings and Elsie Laverne Sillings on Jan. 29, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., and died Nov. 25, 2007, at the age of 55. She was united in marriage May 30, 1981, at Kansas City, Kan., to William T. Long. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Moyra "Tiny"?Jackson (12/06/07)
Moyra Lavern "Tiny" Jackson, 91, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Evening Shade, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Cave City. She was born April 12, 1916 in Breckenridge, Texas and was the daughter of Ross Wilson and Sarah Ellender (McMillian) Jackson. Tiny was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Virgie (Finney)?Matlock (12/06/07)
Virgie Elizabeth (Finney) Matlock, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born May 3, 1920, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Ellen (Cummings)?Finney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City...
Donald Oscar Wilson (12/06/07)
Donald Oscar Wilson of Salem, Ark., son of the late Wilbur Oscar and Elsie Grace (Johnson) Wilson, was born March 19, 1932, at Independence, Iowa. He died Nov. 27, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 75. He was married to Diana Marie Plutz on Nov. 30, 1957, at Chicago, Ill. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Donald worked as a brick layer in commercial construction...
Levern Garner (12/06/07)
Levern Garner, 69, son of the late Kenneth Robins and Oma Sherrell Robins, was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Oxford, Ark. He died Nov. 27, 2007, in Melbourne, Ark. Vern was an Oxford High School graduate. He attended Arkansas State University at Beebe on a basketball scholarship. He went on to attend and play basketball at Bethel College in Carroll County, Tennessee. While playing for the Bethel College Wildcats, he lead the nation in scoring and was inducted into the Bethel College Hall of Fame...
Mason Stone Blackall (12/13/07)
Mason Stone Blackall, 4, of Austin, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born Oct. 2, 2003 in Searcy, Ark. to Michael and Christina Blackall of Austin. Mason is survived by: his parents, Michael and Christina Blackall; four siblings, Anthony, Michael, Summer and Shelby Blackall; grandparents, Don and Rebecca Blackall of Lewisburg, Tenn., Katherine Stone of Thayer, Mo., Marybeth Macomber of Cabot, Ark and Harrell Stone of Ward, Ark...
Laura Alford Whittingham (12/13/07)
Laura Alford Whittingham, 35, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 8, 1972, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Doris Jones Brown. She died Dec. 6, 2007, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. She was married on May 5 2007, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Jeremy Whittingham. Mrs. Whittingham's children were her life and she was attending the Sheriff's Academy which was her dream and passion...
Nevia Ethel Tucker (12/13/07)
Nevia Ethel Tucker was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Couch, Mo., daughter of Joe Honey-cutt and Iva Cox Honeycutt. She died Dec. 4, 2007, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 89. She was married March 12, 1926, in Alton, Mo., to Olon Tucker who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2001...
Tommy Forschler (12/13/07)
Tommy Max Forschler was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Thayer, Mo., son of William Raymond Forschler and Eva Maxine Clark Forschler. He died Dec. 2, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 60. He was a United States postal worker, a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He was a member of Thayer Assembly of God Church for many years...
Gloria Theresa Ripley (12/13/07)
Gloria Theresa Ripley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Theresa (Repka) Meyer was born June 28, 1926, at North Freedom, Wis. She died Dec. 3, 2007, at her home in Salem, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Ripley on April 9, 1947, at Leland Wis. She worked as a school teacher and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in?Leland, Wis...
Jessie Isabel Watts (12/13/07)
Jessie Isabel Watts was born the daughter of Thomas Grover Allen and Margaret Louisa Tiffee Allen on Nov. 7, 1909, in Minturn, Ark., and died Nov. 29, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1929, at Salem, Ark., to Ernest Watts who preceded her in death in May of 1963...
Francis Vickers (12/13/07)
Francis "Vick"?Vickers, 71, of Hot Springs, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born June 28, 1936, in Minden, La. He was a farmer, a published writer of poetry and literary works, a radio host on WWL in New Orleans, and former owner of Wood-N-Iron in Hot Springs Village...
Harold "Dean" Hutchins (12/13/07)
Harold "Dean" Hutchins, of Viola, son of Mary Keller Hutchins Clark and the late Thomas Hutchins, was born May 31, 1960, in Granite City, Ill. He died Dec. 8, 2007, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a Christian...
Carmen Grace Guiltner (12/13/07)
Carmen Grace Guiltner, of Salem, daughter of Jackie Lavette Thorn Oakley and the late Fred Thorn, was born June 25, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2007, at her home at the age of 53. She was united in marriage to Gary Guiltner June 17, 1972, in Salem, Ark. To this union two sons were born...
Leland Meskimen (12/13/07)
Leland William Meskimen, 75, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 7, 2007, at Batesville.?He was born July 2, 1932, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of G.L. and Alice Meskimen. He married Yvonne Michel Tritsch on April 12, 1955, in Coin, Iowa. He served in the U.S. ...
Frank Edwin Orwan (12/13/07)
Frank Edwin Orwan, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 5, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a retired post master. He is survived by: his wife, Lurene Orwan of the home; a daughter, Debbie Petersen of Earlham, Iowa; a son, Dennis Orwan of Lorimor, Iowa; and a sister, Jean Silverthorn of Earlham, Iowa...
Kittie Jean Mickle (12/13/07)
Kittie Jean Mickle, 52, was born Nov. 15, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at Hospice House of the Ozarks. She lived and worked in Michigan and Texas as well as in Arkansas. She was an avid sports fan. "Miss Kittie" was a highly respected and extremely dedicated life skills special education teacher of severely handicapped students in the Highland School District and worked the ticket booth at all high school football and basketball games. ...
Paulette Pitts (12/13/07)
Paulette Pitts, age 56, of Anton, Mo., was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Campbell, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include: her mother, Verla Batchelor of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four daughters, Tina Ahad of West Plains, Mo., Amber Pitts, Crystal Warren and Sabre Hanshaw, all of Alton; six grandchildren, Skyler, Delaney, Dustin, Makay- den, Jaylen and Jacob; one sister, Diana Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Danny Batchelor and Brian Batchelor, both of Popular Bluff; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
George W. Wilkerson (12/13/07)
George W. Wilkerson 62, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., was born in Kansas City, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. He was a farmer. He is survived by: his wife, Mildred (Gipson) Wilkerson of Poughkeepsie; a son, Danile E. Gipson of Poughkeepsie; a brother, Leo L. Wilkerson of Thayer; two sisters, Linda Lou Gill of Walnut Ridge and Ann Louise Gann of Williford...
Sammie Thompson (12/13/07)
Sammie Dee Thompson, 77, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 2, 1930, at Fort Gibson, Okla., the son of Sammuel D. and Bertha (Barnett)?Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired chemical engineer for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas, and was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Johnnie C. Neal (12/13/07)
Johnnie C. Neal, 63, son of William Franklin Neal of Dardnelle and the late Imogene Felton Neal, was born April 27, 1944, in Batesville, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2007, near Oxford, Ark. In 1968, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Marlow and to this union two children were born. He spent his life as a husband, father and grandpa. At the time of his death, he was retired from logging. He was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...
Ruby Lee Hartness (12/13/07)
Ruby Lee Hartness, 77, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2007, at the NEA?Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lula Mae (Brown)?Smith. She loved her family and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren very much...
Edward Michael Keller (12/13/07)
Edward Michael Keller 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born March 21, 1923, in Columbia, Ill., the son of the late George and Mary (Trenz)?Keller. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree...
Edna D. Ketchens (12/26/07)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La...
Brennie Whitaker (12/26/07)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (12/26/07)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. ...
James Earl Whiteside (12/26/07)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Louis J. Zeibert (12/26/07)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
Mildred Verdel (12/19/07)
Mildred Brister Verdel, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born July 26, 1907, at Yazoo City, Miss., to Major and Nona (Ledbetter) Brister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Leland Morris Puckett (12/19/07)
Leland Morris Puckett died Dec. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 13, 1926, at Calamine, Ark., the son of Earl Ditzler and Dora Minnie Voyles Puckett. He was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. ...
Ruth Sutherland (12/19/07)
Ruth Sutherland, 87, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Sid Faulconer of Margie Hyslip Faulconer was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Wagoner, Okla., and died Dec. 11, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Rehab in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Carl F. Sutherland on Aug. 7, 1938, in Hardy, Ark. To this union, seven children were born...
Audie (Girtman) Bacon (12/19/07)
Audie (Girtman) Bacon, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 18, 1907, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of William P. and Amanda Jane (Mobley) Girtman. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Alice M. Griffith (12/19/07)
Alice M. Griffith, daughter of John H. and Nora Davis Wilcox, was born April 21, 1913, near Thomasville, Mo. She died Dec. 6, 2007, in West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. In 1932 she was married to Jefferson W. Griffith, Jr., and to this union one daughter and two sons were born...
Irvin "Jack" Goad (12/19/07)
Irvin "Jack" Goad, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born on June 28, 1920, in Tennessee, the son of the late Johnny Goad and Annis Bee (Coffalt) Goad. He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cox on May 4, 1946, in London, England...
Ann Marie Cednik (12/19/07)
Ann Marie Cednik, 86, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born March 25, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Austin and Ellen (Kerrigan)?Harrity. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and of the Lady Guild...
Della Ruth Perkey (12/19/07)
Della Ruth Perkey, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 5, 1940, at Cave City, to Samuel Lewis and Jewel Mable Hutchison. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include: her husband of 49 and one half years, Ray Perkey of the home, foursons, Gary Perkey, Rickey Perkey, Nathan Perkey and Alvin Perkey all of Cave City; one brother, Raymond Hutch-ison of Cave City; two sisters, Oretha Perkey of Cave City and Ruthel Shirley of St. ...
Mary M. Yingling (12/19/07)
Mary M. Yingling, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was a purchasing agent for a Hospital. Arrangements were made under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. An online obituary and guest book can be seen at www.kirbyandfamily.com...
Vina Wells (12/19/07)
Vina Wells, 69, died Dec. 13, 2007, at her residence in Ravenden, Ark. She was a dietary supervisor for Williford School District. She is survived by: two daughters, Rhonda Bystry of Ash Flat and Machelle Wells of Ravenden; two sisters, Dorthy Horman of Kentucky and Connie Stockwell of Ash Flat; one granddughter; and four great-granddaughters...
Lillian "Avis Branscum (12/19/07)
Lillian "Avis" Marlin Branscum, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Lee and Nancy (Davis)?Marlin. Living here all of her life she owned and operated Branscum Grocery store and was a member of the Hickory Flat Baptist Church...
Dale Warren Deats (12/19/07)
Dale Warren Deats, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Earl and Mable Deats. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dale worked as a chef for many years. He moved to Cherokee Village with his wife, Diana, from New Orleans, La., about four years ago. He loved to cook and fish. He attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hardy...
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr. (12/19/07)
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr., 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Veterans ?Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sep. 21, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John W. Walls Sr. and Rita (Swords) Walls. ? He was united in marriage to Ruth Murphey on May 14, 1957 in Newburn, S.C...
Kevin Higginbotham (12/19/07)
Kevin Carson Higginbotham, 46, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 9, 2007, at Hardy. He was born on April 25, 1961, at Jonesboro, to William Carter and Mary Jo Shaver ?Higginbotham. Kevin was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas, in 1982...
Yvonne Susanne Long (12/06/07)
Yvonne Susanne Long was born the daughter of William Mac Sillings and Elsie Laverne Sillings on Jan. 29, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., and died Nov. 25, 2007, at the age of 55. She was united in marriage May 30, 1981, at Kansas City, Kan., to William T. Long. ...
Virgie (Finney) Matlock (12/06/07)
Virgie Elizabeth (Finney) Matlock, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born May 3, 1920, at Batesville, Ark., to Luther and Ellen (Cummings) Finney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City.Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Vaughn and Mert Matlock; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Marshall Goff all of Cave City; three sisters, Hildia Greshner of St. ...
Thomas William Tucker (12/06/07)
Thomas William (Tom) Tucker was born in Mena, Ark., on June 29, 1935, to Clyde and Addie (Cox) Tucker. He died at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat on Nov. 28, 2007, at the age of 72. Tom, as everyone called him, graduated Wewoka Oklahoma High School in 1953. ...
Robert Nicely (12/06/07)
Robert Nicely, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 28, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of Clyde Willis and Jemma (Zimmerman) Nicely. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 43 years, was a member of the NARFE, the Lions Club and was an EMT volunteer. ...
Moyra Lavern "Tiny" Jackson (12/06/07)
Moyra Lavern "Tiny" Jackson, 91, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Evening Shade, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Cave City. She was born April 12, 1916, in Breckenridge, Texas, and was the daughter of Ross Wilson and Sarah Ellender (McMillian) Jackson. ...
Leona Lesh (12/06/07)
The family of Leona Lesh, 85, of Thayer, Mo., invite you to attend her Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Mo., with Pat Keefe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
James R. Goldston (12/06/07)
James R. Goldston, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Gammell Mines, Ala., the son of Charles Goldston and Anna Bell (Turner) Goldston. He retired from Douglas County Hospital as a maintenance engineer. ...
Hubert Cave Daugherty (12/06/07)
Hubert Cave Daugherty, 81, of Hardy died Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Fulton County Hospital. He was the son of Hubert and Mattie Daugherty. Hubert grew up in Hardy, learned to love the outdoors and especially fishing. He attended college at ASU and Georgia Tech. ...
Donald Oscar Wilson (12/06/07)
Donald Oscar Wilson of Salem, Ark., son of the late Wilbur Oscar and Elsie Grace (Johnson) Wilson, was born March 19, 1932, at Independence, Iowa. He died Nov. 27, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 75. He was united in marriage to Diana Marie Plutz on Nov. ...