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Obituaries from February 2009

Alma B. Thompson (02/26/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Sterlin Clifton Moore (02/26/09)
Sterlin Clifton Moore was born Oct. 25, 1918, at Bexar, Ark., the son of Otis and Grace Birdsong Moore. He died Feb. 18, 2009. He married Virginia Emery on April 4, 1942 and they shared 62 years as husband and wife. Virginia died May 25, 2004. Sterlin served actively with varied assignments in the U.S. ...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Oma Lois Weaver (02/26/09)
Oma Lois Weaver, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Washington and Lydia JoAnn (Murphy) Phelps, was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Heart, Ark, and died February 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Oma was united in marriage to Odis Everett Weaver on Aug. 3, 1940, at Heart, Ark...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Carolyn Baker-Hodges (02/26/09)
Carolyn June Baker-Hodges was born Sept. 12, 1948, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Bascome Baker and Violet  Martha Sandridge Baker. She died Feb. 13, 2009, in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 60. She was united in marriage to John McBride. She was later united in marriage to Russell Halliday...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Mary L. Viers (02/26/09)
Mary L. Viers, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2009, at the Baptist Revalidation Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was born March 2, 1933, to Coral (Patterson) White and Harper White. She is survived by: her husband Kenton Viers; sons Christopher Viers and Eric Viers; brothers, Jerry White and Joe White; sisters, Dana Shaeffer and Ona Siporin...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Doris "Jackie" Russell (02/26/09)
Doris Jacquelyn "Jackie" Russell, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1937, at Highland, Ark., the daughter of Lester and Bernice Jesse Talley. She was a retired cook from Highland High School. She was a member of the Saddle Church of Christ...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Sterlin Clifton Moore (02/26/09)
Sterlin Clifton Moore was born Oct. 25, 1918, at Bexar, Ark., the son of Otis and Grace Birdsong Moore. He died Feb. 18, 2009. He married Virginia Emery on April 4, 1942 and they shared 62 years as husband and wife. Virginia died May 25, 2004. Sterlin served actively with varied assignments in the U.S. ...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Doris "Jackie" Russell (02/26/09)
Doris Jacquelyn "Jackie" Russell, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1937, at Highland, Ark., the daughter of Lester and Bernice Jesse Talley. She was a retired cook from Highland High School. She was a member of the Saddle Church of Christ...
Alma B. Thompson (02/26/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Oma Lois Weaver (02/26/09)
Oma Lois Weaver, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Washington and Lydia JoAnn (Murphy) Phelps, was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Heart, Ark, and died February 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Oma was united in marriage to Odis Everett Weaver on Aug. 3, 1940, at Heart, Ark...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Carolyn Baker-Hodges (02/26/09)
Carolyn June Baker-Hodges was born Sept. 12, 1948, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Bascome Baker and Violet  Martha Sandridge Baker. She died Feb. 13, 2009, in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 60. She was united in marriage to John McBride. She was later united in marriage to Russell Halliday...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Thelma Dale (02/19/09)
Thelma Mae Arnold Dale, daughter of the late George Houston Arnold and Nancy Branscum Arnold, was born Dec. 4, 1921 in Zion, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark., at the age of 87. She was married to Emmit Dale on April 1, 1944, and to this union, two children were born...
Audrey Ehrhardt (02/19/09)
Audrey Lou Mary Ehrhardt was born March 15, 1920, at Ravenden, Ark., the daughter of the late Arthur Thomas Ehr-hardt and Vernie Lou Mary James Ehrhardt. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 88. She was married Feb. 22, 1936, at Alton, Mo., to Bonnie Ehrhardt, who preceded her in death April 26, 1993...
James William Rackley (02/19/09)
James William Rackley, 83, of Alton, Mo., died Feb. 8, 2009, and was born May 26, 1925, at Alton, Mo., to James Riley Rackley and Lena Mae Mitchell. On Oct. 31, 1953, he was united in marriage to Jo Ella Dodson in Hernando, Miss., and to this union five children were born...
Donnie Cunningham (02/19/09)
Donnie Paul Cunningham, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John Ernest Cunningham and Sherry Aldean Ellis Cunningham, was born July 25, 1968, in Salem, Ark. He died Feb. 6, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 40. He was a construction worker for many years and was employed by Cowart Construction in Salem...
Mary W. Cahill Ford (02/19/09)
Mary W. Cahill Ford, 95, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1913, at Willard, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Berenice Shoemaker Cahill. She was a homemaker and attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Gideon's International, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Crystal Geneva Baker (02/19/09)
Crystal Geneva Baker was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Calm, Mo., the daughter of the late Curtis Johnson and Clara Miller Johnson. She died Feb. 2, 2009, at her home in Calm, Mo., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage to Loyd Baker at Salem, Ark., on Aug. 3, 1938, who preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1984...
Lola Jones Milligan (02/19/09)
Lola Jones Milligan, 86, of Sulphur Rock, Ark., formerly of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 30, 1922, at Nelsonville, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Lillie Willett Jones. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Minnie M. Strauser (02/19/09)
Minnie M. Strauser, 57, of Raymond, Ill., formerly of Camp, Ark., died Feb. 2, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Minnie was born May 1, 1951 in Carville, Mo., the daughter of Edgar Monroe and Alice (Goings) Henson. She married Donnie Strauser July 4, 1988...
Jerry Wayne Jones (02/19/09)
Jerry Wayne Jones of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Billy Jack Jones and Dorothy Hellums Jones of Melbourne, was born June 28, 1957, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died Feb. 6, 2009, in Melbourne, at the age of 51. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war. During his working years, Jerry was employed as an store inspector for Radio Shack. He also worked as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Altus, Okla...
Evelyn Lee Ramsey (02/19/09)
Evelyn Lee Ramsey was born Dec. 23, 1929, at Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Edwin West and Clarssey Armina Garringer West. She died Feb. 7, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Herman Gray. She was united in marriage March 17, 1990, at Fall River, Kan., to Donald Ramsey, who preceded her in death Sept. 18, 2004...
Edward E. Boettger (02/19/09)
Edward E. Boettger, 68, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 9, 2009. He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 22, 1940, the son of Elsie Keefe of Cherokee Village and the late William Boettger. Ed served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s as a radar repair specialist. ...
Maud Hamlett (02/19/09)
Maud Maxine Montgomery Hamlett, 90, of Ada, Okla., formerly of McHue, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009. She was born March 5, 1918, at Sandtown, Ark., the daughter of William Ellsworth and Elizabeth Tugwell Montgomery. She married Homer Hamlett on May 4, 1936. She was a retired school teacher from the Cave City School, having taught for 45 years. She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church...
Robert Eugene Hinders (02/19/09)
Robert Eugene Hinders, 85, of Lakeland, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 23, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Teresa (nee Swanson); daughters, Linda (Patrick) Johnson of Woodbridge, Va., Patricia (Timothy) Morris of Rowlett, Texas; Sheila (Larry) Dick of Elizabeth, Colo.; and a son, Eugene (Eileen) Hinders of Arlington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Matthew B. Martin (02/19/09)
Matthew B. Martin, 46, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. He was born Oct. 1, 1962, in Jerseyville, Ill., the son of Lawrence James Martin and Patricia Ann Davis. He is survived by: his mother, Patricia Ann Davis; one brother, Michael...
Bill Baldridge (02/19/09)
Bill Baldridge, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Hardy, Ark., and died Feb. 8, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He is survived by: his wife, Maxcine, of the home; two daughters, Sheila Harvey and husband Todd of Omaha, Neb., and Sandy Cypret of Thayer, Mo.; five sons, Robert Baldridge and wife Kitten of West Plains, Mo., Bruce Baldridge and wife Brenda of Hardy, Ark., Phillip Baldridge and wife Debbie of Mammoth Spring, Jimmy Baldridge and wife Tommie of Mammoth Spring, and Gary Baldridge and wife Angela of West Plains; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lenard Baldridge, Elvern Baldridge, and Omer Baldridge, all of Mammoth Spring; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Leroy Hensley (02/19/09)
Leroy Hensley was born Oct. 4, 1920, the son of Rosie Etna Pierce and Iley Fennimore Hensley. He died Feb. 11, 2009. He was the youngest of four boys, a half-brother, Orville Layman, brothers Rufus Paul Hensley and Archie Hensley. His parents and brothers have all preceded him in death, along with one son-in-law, Gerry Jump...
Alma B. Thompson (02/19/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Leonard Duane Staley (02/19/09)
Funeral services for Leonard Duane Staley, 83, of Koshkonong, Mo., were held Feb. 17, 2009, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, Mo., with Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born April 17, 1925, in Koshkonong, Mo., the son of the late Roy Ernest Staley Sr. and Etta Ruth Linn Staley. He died Feb. 13, 2009, in Springfield, Mo...
Joe Dan Bates (02/19/09)
Joe Dan Bates, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 3, 1961, in Alton, and died Feb. 8, 2009, at this home. He is survived by: his father, Boyd Bates, of Alton; one daughter, Savanah Bates of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters, Patsy Redburn, Melinda Bates and Rhonda Sanders; four brothers, Carson Bates, Jimmy Bates, Kevin Bates and Phillip Bates; 15 foster siblings; numerous uncles; aunts; nieces; and nephews; and a host of other friends and relatives...
Herbert Orville Draper (02/19/09)
Herbert Orville Draper, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 12, 2009, at his home. He was born in Wayne City, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1919, the son of Curtis O. and Carolyn Ruth (Powell) Draper. He was married Nov. 16, 1962, to Vernita June Fenton in Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was a retired sawmill owner/operator...
Ford Wesley Jewell (02/19/09)
Ford Wesley Jewell, 71, of Thayer, Mo. was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 6, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. He is survived by: several cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Charlie Jewell and Marie Wilson Jewell...
Tristin Fisher-Morrow (02/19/09)
Tristin Scott Fisher-Morrow, 21, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1987, in LaPorte, Ind., the son of David and Michelle Morrow. He moved with his family to Sharp County in 2000. He graduated from the Highland High School in 2008. Tristin attended the  Highland Assembly of God Church...
Edward E. Boettger (02/19/09)
Edward E. Boettger, 68, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 9, 2009. He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 22, 1940, the son of Elsie Keefe of Cherokee Village and the late William Boettger. Ed served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s as a radar repair specialist. ...
Matthew B. Martin (02/19/09)
Matthew B. Martin, 46, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. He was born Oct. 1, 1962, in Jerseyville, Ill., the son of Lawrence James Martin and Patricia Ann Davis. He is survived by: his mother, Patricia Ann Davis; one brother, Michael A. Martin of Cave City; one sister, Kathy Armstrong and husband Jeff of Poughkeepsie, Ark.; three nephews; and many other relatives and friends...
Donnie Cunningham (02/19/09)
Donnie Paul Cunningham, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John Ernest Cunningham and Sherry Aldean Ellis Cunningham, was born July 25, 1968, in Salem, Ark. He died Feb. 6, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 40. He was a construction worker for many years and was employed by Cowart Construction in Salem...
Mary W. Cahill Ford (02/19/09)
Mary W. Cahill Ford, 95, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1913, at Willard, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Berenice Shoemaker Cahill. She was a homemaker and attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Gideon's International, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Lola Jones Milligan (02/19/09)
Lola Jones Milligan, 86, of Sulphur Rock, Ark., formerly of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 30, 1922, at Nelsonville, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Lillie Willett Jones. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Herbert Orville Draper (02/19/09)
Herbert Orville Draper, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 12, 2009, at his home. He was born in Wayne City, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1919, the son of Curtis O. and Carolyn Ruth (Powell) Draper. He was married Nov. 16, 1962, to Vernita June Fenton in Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was a retired sawmill owner/operator...
Bobby McGuire Sr. (02/19/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire Sr., 60, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Maud Hamlett (02/19/09)
Maud Maxine Montgomery Hamlett, 90, of Ada, Okla., formerly of McHue, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009. She was born March 5, 1918, at Sandtown, Ark., the daughter of William Ellsworth and Elizabeth Tugwell Montgomery. She married Homer Hamlett on May 4, 1936. She was a retired school teacher from the Cave City School, having taught for 45 years. She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church...
Robert Eugene Hinders (02/19/09)
Robert Eugene Hinders, 85, of Lakeland, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 23, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Teresa (nee Swanson); daughters, Linda (Patrick) Johnson of Woodbridge, Va., Patricia (Timothy) Morris of Rowlett, Texas; Sheila (Larry) Dick of Elizabeth, Colo.; and a son, Eugene (Eileen) Hinders of Arlington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Bruce Stanley Mullins (02/19/09)
Bruce Stanley Mullins, 57, of Hardy, Ark., was born March 28, 1951, in Newport, Ark., and died Feb. 12, 2009, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He is survived by: his wife, Geraldine Hatfield Mullins of the home; six children, Brenda Lee Camp, Tywana Martin, Robert Gatewood, Javier Lopez, Vanessa Perez, Stanley Perez; four brothers, Michael Mullins, Kalvin Mullins, Doug Mullins, Randy Mullins; three sisters, Shirlene Westberry, Donna Cartwright, Colette Vandolah; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
June M. Hellner (02/19/09)
June M. Hellner, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Robert Meldrum and Helen (Schindler) Meldrum. June moved to Cherokee Village with her husband, James, 23 years ago. She was a volunteer at the local hospital for over 15 years before it closed down. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Ford Wesley Jewell (02/19/09)
Ford Wesley Jewell, 71, of Thayer, Mo. was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 6, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. He is survived by: several cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Charlie Jewell and Marie Wilson Jewell...
Herbert Orville Draper (02/19/09)
Herbert Orville Draper, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 12, 2009, at his home. He was born in Wayne City, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1919, the son of Curtis O. and Carolyn Ruth (Powell) Draper. He was married Nov. 16, 1962, to Vernita June Fenton in Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was a retired sawmill owner/operator...
Alma B. Thompson (02/19/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Joe Dan Bates (02/19/09)
Joe Dan Bates, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 3, 1961, in Alton, and died Feb. 8, 2009, at this home. He is survived by: his father, Boyd Bates, of Alton; one daughter, Savanah Bates of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters, Patsy Redburn, Melinda Bates and Rhonda Sanders; four brothers, Carson Bates, Jimmy Bates, Kevin Bates and Phillip Bates; 15 foster siblings; numerous uncles; aunts; nieces; and nephews; and a host of other friends and relatives...
Leroy Hensley (02/19/09)
Leroy Hensley was born Oct. 4, 1920, the son of Rosie Etna Pierce and Iley Fennimore Hensley. He died Feb. 11, 2009. He was the youngest of four boys, a half-brother, Orville Layman, brothers Rufus Paul Hensley and Archie Hensley. His parents and brothers have all preceded him in death, along with one son-in-law, Gerry Jump...
Leonard Duane Staley (02/19/09)
Funeral services for Leonard Duane Staley, 83, of Koshkonong, Mo., were held Feb. 17, 2009, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, Mo., with Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born April 17, 1925, in Koshkonong, Mo., the son of the late Roy Ernest Staley Sr. and Etta Ruth Linn Staley. He died Feb. 13, 2009, in Springfield, Mo...
Bill Baldridge (02/19/09)
Bill Baldridge, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Hardy, Ark., and died Feb. 8, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He is survived by: his wife, Maxcine, of the home; two daughters, Sheila Harvey and husband Todd of Omaha, Neb., and Sandy Cypret of Thayer, Mo.; five sons, Robert Baldridge and wife Kitten of West Plains, Mo., Bruce Baldridge and wife Brenda of Hardy, Ark., Phillip Baldridge and wife Debbie of Mammoth Spring, Jimmy Baldridge and wife Tommie of Mammoth Spring, and Gary Baldridge and wife Angela of West Plains; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lenard Baldridge, Elvern Baldridge, and Omer Baldridge, all of Mammoth Spring; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Matthew B. Martin (02/19/09)
Matthew B. Martin, 46, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. He was born Oct. 1, 1962, in Jerseyville, Ill., the son of Lawrence James Martin and Patricia Ann Davis. He is survived by: his mother, Patricia Ann Davis; one brother, Michael...
Robert Eugene Hinders (02/19/09)
Robert Eugene Hinders, 85, of Lakeland, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 23, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Teresa (nee Swanson); daughters, Linda (Patrick) Johnson of Woodbridge, Va., Patricia (Timothy) Morris of Rowlett, Texas; Sheila (Larry) Dick of Elizabeth, Colo.; and a son, Eugene (Eileen) Hinders of Arlington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Edward E. Boettger (02/19/09)
Edward E. Boettger, 68, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 9, 2009. He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 22, 1940, the son of Elsie Keefe of Cherokee Village and the late William Boettger. Ed served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s as a radar repair specialist. ...
Evelyn Lee Ramsey (02/19/09)
Evelyn Lee Ramsey was born Dec. 23, 1929, at Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Edwin West and Clarssey Armina Garringer West. She died Feb. 7, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Herman Gray. She was united in marriage March 17, 1990, at Fall River, Kan., to Donald Ramsey, who preceded her in death Sept. 18, 2004...
Jerry Wayne Jones (02/19/09)
Jerry Wayne Jones of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Billy Jack Jones and Dorothy Hellums Jones of Melbourne, was born June 28, 1957, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died Feb. 6, 2009, in Melbourne, at the age of 51. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war. During his working years, Jerry was employed as an store inspector for Radio Shack. He also worked as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Altus, Okla...
Crystal Geneva Baker (02/19/09)
Crystal Geneva Baker was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Calm, Mo., the daughter of the late Curtis Johnson and Clara Miller Johnson. She died Feb. 2, 2009, at her home in Calm, Mo., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage to Loyd Baker at Salem, Ark., on Aug. 3, 1938, who preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1984...
Mary W. Cahill Ford (02/19/09)
Mary W. Cahill Ford, 95, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1913, at Willard, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Berenice Shoemaker Cahill. She was a homemaker and attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Gideon's International, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Lola Jones Milligan (02/19/09)
Lola Jones Milligan, 86, of Sulphur Rock, Ark., formerly of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 30, 1922, at Nelsonville, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Lillie Willett Jones. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Minnie M. Strauser (02/19/09)
Minnie M. Strauser, 57, of Raymond, Ill., formerly of Camp, Ark., died Feb. 2, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Minnie was born May 1, 1951 in Carville, Mo., the daughter of Edgar Monroe and Alice (Goings) Henson. She married Donnie Strauser July 4, 1988...
Maud Hamlett (02/19/09)
Maud Maxine Montgomery Hamlett, 90, of Ada, Okla., formerly of McHue, Ark., died Feb. 7, 2009. She was born March 5, 1918, at Sandtown, Ark., the daughter of William Ellsworth and Elizabeth Tugwell Montgomery. She married Homer Hamlett on May 4, 1936. She was a retired school teacher from the Cave City School, having taught for 45 years. She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church...
Donnie Cunningham (02/19/09)
Donnie Paul Cunningham, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John Ernest Cunningham and Sherry Aldean Ellis Cunningham, was born July 25, 1968, in Salem, Ark. He died Feb. 6, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 40. He was a construction worker for many years and was employed by Cowart Construction in Salem...
James William Rackley (02/19/09)
James William Rackley, 83, of Alton, Mo., died Feb. 8, 2009, and was born May 26, 1925, at Alton, Mo., to James Riley Rackley and Lena Mae Mitchell. On Oct. 31, 1953, he was united in marriage to Jo Ella Dodson in Hernando, Miss., and to this union five children were born...
Thelma Dale (02/19/09)
Thelma Mae Arnold Dale, daughter of the late George Houston Arnold and Nancy Branscum Arnold, was born Dec. 4, 1921 in Zion, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark., at the age of 87. She was married to Emmit Dale on April 1, 1944, and to this union, two children were born...
Audrey Ehrhardt (02/19/09)
Audrey Lou Mary Ehrhardt was born March 15, 1920, at Ravenden, Ark., the daughter of the late Arthur Thomas Ehr-hardt and Vernie Lou Mary James Ehrhardt. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 88. She was married Feb. 22, 1936, at Alton, Mo., to Bonnie Ehrhardt, who preceded her in death April 26, 1993...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Lona Cantrel (02/12/09)
Lona Cantrell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cantrell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Junior Lawrence Williams (02/12/09)
Junior Lawrence Williams, 66, was born Sept. 7, 1942, at Alton Mo., the son of Gilbert David Williams and Lena Kiser Williams. He died Feb. 1, 2009, in West  Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 12, 1963, at Thayer, Mo., to Wanda Walker...
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson (02/12/09)
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson, 83, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She was the daughter of George Arthur Click and Nancy Jane Reynolds Click. On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to Daniel Max Simpson, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1978. To this union four children were born: Barbara A. Simpson of Alton, Becky Gibbs of Van Buren, Mo., Betty Blankenship of Alton, and Danny Simpson of Alton...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Julie Lynn Spears (02/12/09)
Julie Lynn Spears of Aurora, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2009, from injures sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 44. She was born on May 25, 1964, in Aurora, the daughter of Donald C. and Lucille M. (Barnett) White. Julie was a 1982 graduate of Marionville High School. She worked as a secretary for AT&T and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann Swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Ralph Taylor (02/12/09)
Ralph Taylor was born the son of Walter Taylor and Ora Kester Taylor on Jan. 20, 1932, in Wirth, Ark., and died Jan. 26, 2009, at his home near Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage Jan. 30, 1971, in Hardy, Ark., to Shirley Ward...
Helen Underwood (02/12/09)
Helen Underwood was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Jobe, Mo., the daughter of Johnnie Pingleton and Issie Bell Combs Pingleton. She died Jan. 31, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage April 2, 1932, at Alton, Mo., to Ralph Underwood Sr., who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1990...
Jeanne Kern (02/12/09)
Jeanne Kern, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James and Maude (Snyder) Hump-hries, was born on March 15, 1929, at Branson, Mo. She died Feb. 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Jeanne was united in marriage to Elwin Jay Kern on Aug. 12, 1950, at Springfield, Mo...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Tristin Fisher-Morrow (02/12/09)
Tristin Scott Fisher-Morrow, 21, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1987, in LaPorte, Ind., the son of David and Michelle Morrow. He moved with his family to Sharp County in 2000. He graduated from the Highland High School in 2008. Tristin attended the  Highland Assembly of God Church...
Faye T. Sherrell (02/12/09)
Faye T. Sherrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Franklin (Willie) Ballard and Georgia Lee Helm Ballard, was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91...
June M. Hellner (02/12/09)
June M. Hellner, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Robert Meldrum and Helen (Schindler) Meldrum. June moved to Cherokee Village with her husband, James, 23 years ago. She was a volunteer at the local hospital for over 15 years before it closed down. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Agnes Juanita Hunt (02/12/09)
Agnes Juanita Hunt, 87, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Sherman and Cecil (Brown) Gragg, was born on Oct. 10, 1921, at Mulberry, Ark. She died Jan. 30, 2009, at Glencoe. Juanita was united in marriage to Walter Nathen Hunt on Oct. 18, 1941, at Carthage, Mo...
Lois Thelma Whiteside (02/12/09)
Lois Thelma Whiteside was born May 26, 1913, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of John McClung and Edith Stout McClung. She died Feb. 6, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 95. She was united in marriage Jan. 21, 1934, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Bert Whiteside who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000...
Bobby McGuire Sr. (02/12/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire Sr., 60, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Junior Lawrence Williams (02/12/09)
Junior Lawrence Williams, 66, was born Sept. 7, 1942, at Alton Mo., the son of Gilbert David Williams and Lena Kiser Williams. He died Feb. 1, 2009, in West  Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 12, 1963, at Thayer, Mo., to Wanda Walker...
Lona Cantrell (02/12/09)
Lona Cantrell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cantrell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Ralph Taylor (02/12/09)
Ralph Taylor was born the son of Walter Taylor and Ora Kester Taylor on Jan. 20, 1932, in Wirth, Ark., and died Jan. 26, 2009, at his home near Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage Jan. 30, 1971, in Hardy, Ark., to Shirley Ward...
Helen Underwood (02/12/09)
Helen Underwood was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Jobe, Mo., the daughter of Johnnie Pingleton and Issie Bell Combs Pingleton. She died Jan. 31, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage April 2, 1932, at Alton, Mo., to Ralph Underwood Sr., who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1990...
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson (02/12/09)
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson, 83, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She was the daughter of George Arthur Click and Nancy Jane Reynolds Click. On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to Daniel Max Simpson, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1978. To this union four children were born: Barbara A. Simpson of Alton, Becky Gibbs of Van Buren, Mo., Betty Blankenship of Alton, and Danny Simpson of Alton...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Julie Lynn Spears (02/12/09)
Julie Lynn Spears of Aurora, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2009, from injures sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 44. She was born on May 25, 1964, in Aurora, the daughter of Donald C. and Lucille M. (Barnett) White. Julie was a 1982 graduate of Marionville High School. She worked as a secretary for AT&T and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann Swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Robert John Bias (02/12/09)
Robert John Bias, 51, of Thayer, Mo., was born July 4, 1957, in San Jose, Calif., and died Jan. 28, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: two daughters, Ashley Bias of Pocahontas, Ark., Stephanie Raven Bias of Thayer, Robert John Bias II of Thayer; one sister, Susan Horton and husband Dennis of Thayer; one grandson, Alexander Sean Ahle of Pocahontas; numerous other relatives and friends...
Jeanne Kern (02/12/09)
Jeanne Kern, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James and Maude (Snyder) Hump-hries, was born on March 15, 1929, at Branson, Mo. She died Feb. 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Jeanne was united in marriage to Elwin Jay Kern on Aug. 12, 1950, at Springfield, Mo...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Faye T. Sherrell (02/12/09)
Faye T. Sherrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Franklin (Willie) Ballard and Georgia Lee Helm Ballard, was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91...
June M. Hellner (02/12/09)
June M. Hellner, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Robert Meldrum and Helen (Schindler) Meldrum. June moved to Cherokee Village with her husband, James, 23 years ago. She was a volunteer at the local hospital for over 15 years before it closed down. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Lois Thelma Whiteside (02/12/09)
Lois Thelma Whiteside was born May 26, 1913, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of John McClung and Edith Stout McClung. She died Feb. 6, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 95. She was united in marriage Jan. 21, 1934, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Bert Whiteside who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000...
Bobby McGuire Sr. (02/12/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire Sr., 60, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Agnes Juanita Hunt (02/12/09)
Agnes Juanita Hunt, 87, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Sherman and Cecil (Brown) Gragg, was born on Oct. 10, 1921, at Mulberry, Ark. She died Jan. 30, 2009, at Glencoe. Juanita was united in marriage to Walter Nathen Hunt on Oct. 18, 1941, at Carthage, Mo...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...
Lorena Benton (02/05/09)
Lorena M. Lincoln Benton, 59, was born June 7, 1949. She died Jan. 26, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Jimmy Benton who preceded her in death April 12, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Iona Cantrell (02/05/09)
Iona Cartwell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died June 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cartwell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark. She attended Highland Assembly of God Church...
Mildred Ward-Phillips (02/05/09)
Mildred Helen (Kibbie) Ward-Phillips, was born May 25, 1942, and died Jan. 20, 2009, at the age of 66. She owned Friendly Cab for 18 years. She is survived by: her sister, Wanda Bowman; her children, Brenda Pankey, Carry Ward, Patricia Stevens and husband Shawn Stevens, Beverly Ward, and Billie Ward; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...
Lorena Benton (02/05/09)
Lorena M. Lincoln Benton, 59, was born June 7, 1949. She died Jan. 26, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Jimmy Benton who preceded her in death April 12, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Iona Cantrell (02/05/09)
Iona Cartwell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died June 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cartwell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark. She attended Highland Assembly of God Church...
Mildred Ward-Phillips (02/05/09)
Mildred Helen (Kibbie) Ward-Phillips, was born May 25, 1942, and died Jan. 20, 2009, at the age of 66. She owned Friendly Cab for 18 years. She is survived by: her sister, Wanda Bowman; her children, Brenda Pankey, Carry Ward, Patricia Stevens and husband Shawn Stevens, Beverly Ward, and Billie Ward; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...