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Stories from Friday, September 13, 2002

Atha Moore Turner (09/13/02)
Atha Aleta Moore Turner, 89, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Grover and Bertha Shannon Moore, was born April 9, 1913, in Stone County, Ark. She departed this life on Aug. 28, 2002, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was married to Cecil Turner in Larkin, Ark. ...
Ellen L. Slezak (09/13/02)
Ellen L. Slezak, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 3, 2002, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Battle Creek, Mich. She was a customer service representative in the banking industry for many years. ...
Emma Kramer (09/13/02)
Emma Ellen Kramer, 69, of Ozark Acres, Ark. passed away Aug. 30, 2002, at her home after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Tarma, Ky., daughter of Henry and Lucille (Daniels) Phelps. She married Martin Kramer on Memorial Day in 1952 in Oaklawn, Ill. ...
Herbert Wooldridge (09/13/02)
Herbert R. "Sassy" Wooldridge, 90, of Cave City, Ark., passed away on Aug. 30, 2002, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 17, 1912, in the state of Texas, son of Milner Clay and Era Lovell Wooldridge. He was a retired maintenance worker for Gencorp Automotive in Batesville; a member of the Curia Creek Masonic Lodge in Cave City; and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.Survivors include one son, Robert Wooldridge of New York City, N.Y.; two daughters, Gloria Taylor of Cave City, and Jamie McBride of Batesville; two sisters, Jessie Mae Johnson of Texas, and Berlene Erwin of St. ...
Crystal Burkhardt (09/13/02)
Crystal Dawn Burkhardt, 16, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Aug. 24, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Born April 28, 1986, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Robert and Robin Burkhardt (later divorced). Robin met Bob "BJ" Sowers. They became a family and moved to Arkansas in December of 1994.Crystal was a junior student at Williford High School. ...
Jacqueline Johnson (09/13/02)
Jacqueline Kay Johnson, 64, of Sedalia, Mo. passed away on July 23, 2002, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John William and Glenna T. Coble Chapin. In 1958, in Hughesville, she was married to Paul J. ...
Velma Ary West (09/13/02)
Velma Ary West, 93, was born in Arytown, Mo. on Feb. 27, 1909, and passed away Aug. 28, 2002. She was one of eight children and lived in Arytown throughout her childhood. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she met and married Thomas S. West. ...
Harold W. Ware (09/13/02)
Harold W. Ware, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark. passed away on Sept. 1, 2002, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He and his wife, Edna, moved to Cherokee Village 26 years ago from St. Louis, Mo. where he worked as a sales person for various wholesale companies.He was a World War II veteran having served in the Marine Corps. ...
Harold Clinton Smith (09/13/02)
Harold Clinton Smith, 55, of Poughkeepsie, died Sept. 7, 2002, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 18, 1947 at Batesville, the son of Raymond Linford and Naomi (Medlock) Smith. He owned and operated Smith's Grocery Store in Poughkeepsie for many years and was a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ.Survivors are his mother, Naomi (Medlock) Smith of Poughkeepsie; one brother, Charles Smith of Poughkeepsie; two aunts, Addie Runsick of Poughkeepsie and Marie Bryant of Kansas City, Kan.; one uncle, Tommy Medlock of St. ...
Grace L. Poteete (09/13/02)
Grace Lee Poteete, 90, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., passed away Sept. 5, 2002, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Hope, Ark., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Beaver. She was united in marriage to Jessie "Pete" Dumint Poteete in 1928 in Arizona. ...
Loyd Hubert Byers (09/13/02)
Loyd Hubert Byers, 86, of Cherokee Village, passed away Aug. 29, 2002, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Oct. 4, 1915 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of George Washington Byers and Mary (Murphy) Byers. He was married to Lavern M. ...
Larry Gragg (09/13/02)
Larry Gragg, 65, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Jonesboro, Ark., died Sept. 5, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born June 7, 1937, in Monette, Ark., son of the late Ruby (Hoke) Gragg and Wilbur Gragg. He was a former owner and operator of Gragg Plumbing in Jonesboro.Survivors are two daughters, Cheryl Bennett of Jonesboro, and Teresa Burgess of Drummonds, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lindsay, Cedes and Colby Baker of Jonesboro, and Blake and Daniel Burgess of Drum-monds, Tenn.; two sisters, Linda Ward and Francis Warren both of Paragould; five brothers, Loyall Gragg of Jonesboro, Leon Gragg, Gilbert Gragg and Lloyd Gragg of Shreveport, La., and Warren Gragg of Norfork, Ark.Services were Sept. ...
Elaine E. Cruz (09/13/02)
Elaine E. Cruz, 52, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 30, 2002, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 14, 1950, at Kalamazoo, Mich. She work-ed as a waitress for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.Survivors are one son, Joseph Cruz of the home; two daughters, Charlene Cruz and Chalice Cruz of the home; one granddaughter, Mercedes Cruz of the home; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Cruz; and one sister.Graveside services were Aug. ...
Wesley Eugene Baker (09/13/02)
Wesley Eugene Baker, 21, of Myrtle, Mo. was born Dec. 4, 1980 and passed away Aug. 25, 2002. Survivors are his mother and step-father, Marilynn and Raymond Vanderveen; one brother, Randy Denton; one sister, Tiffany Baker, all of Myrtle, Mo.; his grandmother, Ruth Kellett; and his uncle and aunt, Gene and Lovie Baker, all of Thayer; and numerous other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Homer and Iva Tyree.Services were Aug. ...
Ryan May (09/13/02)
Ryan May, age 16, of Hardy died Sept. 6 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.Ryan was an 11th-grade student at Highland High School where he was a member of the school band and a member of First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village.He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Melanie and Dan Everett of Hardy; two brothers, Ethan and Wesley May; two sisters, Jenny Everett and Renee' Preslar; maternal grandmother Mickey and Ted Eassar of North Little Rock, and maternal grandfather Otis and Katherine Preslar of Mountain View, Ark.; and his paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Vi Everett of Madison, Wis.The funeral service was Sept. ...
Fred German (09/13/02)
Fred Anderson German, 82, of Alton, Mo., was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Cameron, Mo., and passed away Aug. 30, 2002, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care Center in Alton. He was a veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart while serving with the U. ...
Ethel Ray Sharp (09/13/02)
Ethel Ray Sharp, 96, of Batesville, Ark., died Sept. 6, 2002, at a Batesville hospital. She was born March 20, 1906 in Cave City the daughter of Benjamin Ray and Ella Rena Chaudions Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eutopia Baptist Church.Survivors include one niece, Joanne Seat of Batesville.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas H. ...
Betty Lou Arwood (09/13/02)
Betty Lou Arwood, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 27, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 5, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late Clarice (Pearrow) Lamb and Dewey Shelton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holmes Road Church of Christ in Memphis.Survivors are her husband, Donald C. ...
Atha Moore Turner (09/13/02)
Atha Aleta Moore Turner, 89, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Grover and Bertha Shannon Moore, was born April 9, 1913, in Stone County, Ark. She departed this life on Aug. 28, 2002, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was married to Cecil Turner in Larkin, Ark. ...
Jacqueline Johnson (09/13/02)
Jacqueline Kay Johnson, 64, of Sedalia, Mo. passed away on July 23, 2002, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John William and Glenna T. Coble Chapin. In 1958, in Hughesville, she was married to Paul J. ...
Velma Ary West (09/13/02)
Velma Ary West, 93, was born in Arytown, Mo. on Feb. 27, 1909, and passed away Aug. 28, 2002. She was one of eight children and lived in Arytown throughout her childhood. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she met and married Thomas S. West. ...
Harold W. Ware (09/13/02)
Harold W. Ware, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark. passed away on Sept. 1, 2002, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He and his wife, Edna, moved to Cherokee Village 26 years ago from St. Louis, Mo. where he worked as a sales person for various wholesale companies.He was a World War II veteran having served in the Marine Corps. ...
Harold Clinton Smith (09/13/02)
Harold Clinton Smith, 55, of Poughkeepsie, died Sept. 7, 2002, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 18, 1947 at Batesville, the son of Raymond Linford and Naomi (Medlock) Smith. He owned and operated Smith's Grocery Store in Poughkeepsie for many years and was a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ.Survivors are his mother, Naomi (Medlock) Smith of Poughkeepsie; one brother, Charles Smith of Poughkeepsie; two aunts, Addie Runsick of Poughkeepsie and Marie Bryant of Kansas City, Kan.; one uncle, Tommy Medlock of St. ...
Grace L. Poteete (09/13/02)
Grace Lee Poteete, 90, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., passed away Sept. 5, 2002, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Hope, Ark., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Beaver. She was united in marriage to Jessie "Pete" Dumint Poteete in 1928 in Arizona. ...
Loyd Hubert Byers (09/13/02)
Loyd Hubert Byers, 86, of Cherokee Village, passed away Aug. 29, 2002, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Oct. 4, 1915 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of George Washington Byers and Mary (Murphy) Byers. He was married to Lavern M. ...
Larry Gragg (09/13/02)
Larry Gragg, 65, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Jonesboro, Ark., died Sept. 5, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born June 7, 1937, in Monette, Ark., son of the late Ruby (Hoke) Gragg and Wilbur Gragg. He was a former owner and operator of Gragg Plumbing in Jonesboro.Survivors are two daughters, Cheryl Bennett of Jonesboro, and Teresa Burgess of Drummonds, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lindsay, Cedes and Colby Baker of Jonesboro, and Blake and Daniel Burgess of Drum-monds, Tenn.; two sisters, Linda Ward and Francis Warren both of Paragould; five brothers, Loyall Gragg of Jonesboro, Leon Gragg, Gilbert Gragg and Lloyd Gragg of Shreveport, La., and Warren Gragg of Norfork, Ark.Services were Sept. ...
Ethel Ray Sharp (09/13/02)
Ethel Ray Sharp, 96, of Batesville, Ark., died Sept. 6, 2002, at a Batesville hospital. She was born March 20, 1906 in Cave City the daughter of Benjamin Ray and Ella Rena Chaudions Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eutopia Baptist Church.Survivors include one niece, Joanne Seat of Batesville.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas H. ...
Fred German (09/13/02)
Fred Anderson German, 82, of Alton, Mo., was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Cameron, Mo., and passed away Aug. 30, 2002, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care Center in Alton. He was a veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart while serving with the U. ...
Ryan May (09/13/02)
Ryan May, age 16, of Hardy died Sept. 6 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.Ryan was an 11th-grade student at Highland High School where he was a member of the school band and a member of First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village.He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Melanie and Dan Everett of Hardy; two brothers, Ethan and Wesley May; two sisters, Jenny Everett and Renee' Preslar; maternal grandmother Mickey and Ted Eassar of North Little Rock, and maternal grandfather Otis and Katherine Preslar of Mountain View, Ark.; and his paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Vi Everett of Madison, Wis.The funeral service was Sept. ...
Wesley Eugene Baker (09/13/02)
Wesley Eugene Baker, 21, of Myrtle, Mo. was born Dec. 4, 1980 and passed away Aug. 25, 2002. Survivors are his mother and step-father, Marilynn and Raymond Vanderveen; one brother, Randy Denton; one sister, Tiffany Baker, all of Myrtle, Mo.; his grandmother, Ruth Kellett; and his uncle and aunt, Gene and Lovie Baker, all of Thayer; and numerous other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Homer and Iva Tyree.Services were Aug. ...
Elaine E. Cruz (09/13/02)
Elaine E. Cruz, 52, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 30, 2002, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 14, 1950, at Kalamazoo, Mich. She work-ed as a waitress for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.Survivors are one son, Joseph Cruz of the home; two daughters, Charlene Cruz and Chalice Cruz of the home; one granddaughter, Mercedes Cruz of the home; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Cruz; and one sister.Graveside services were Aug. ...
Crystal Burkhardt (09/13/02)
Crystal Dawn Burkhardt, 16, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Aug. 24, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Born April 28, 1986, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Robert and Robin Burkhardt (later divorced). Robin met Bob "BJ" Sowers. They became a family and moved to Arkansas in December of 1994.Crystal was a junior student at Williford High School. ...
Herbert Wooldridge (09/13/02)
Herbert R. "Sassy" Wooldridge, 90, of Cave City, Ark., passed away on Aug. 30, 2002, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born May 17, 1912, in the state of Texas, son of Milner Clay and Era Lovell Wooldridge. He was a retired maintenance worker for Gencorp Automotive in Batesville; a member of the Curia Creek Masonic Lodge in Cave City; and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.Survivors include one son, Robert Wooldridge of New York City, N.Y.; two daughters, Gloria Taylor of Cave City, and Jamie McBride of Batesville; two sisters, Jessie Mae Johnson of Texas, and Berlene Erwin of St. ...
Emma Kramer (09/13/02)
Emma Ellen Kramer, 69, of Ozark Acres, Ark. passed away Aug. 30, 2002, at her home after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Tarma, Ky., daughter of Henry and Lucille (Daniels) Phelps. She married Martin Kramer on Memorial Day in 1952 in Oaklawn, Ill. ...
Ellen L. Slezak (09/13/02)
Ellen L. Slezak, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 3, 2002, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Battle Creek, Mich. She was a customer service representative in the banking industry for many years. ...
Betty Lou Arwood (09/13/02)
Betty Lou Arwood, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 27, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 5, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late Clarice (Pearrow) Lamb and Dewey Shelton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holmes Road Church of Christ in Memphis.Survivors are her husband, Donald C. ...