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Stories from Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Ash Flat man injured in arson (09/25/02)
An early morning arson Sept. 24 resulted in serious injuries to an Ash Flat man and damage to a home and a vehicle. According to Special Agent Mack Thompson with the Arkansas State Police, Stephen Armstrong, 35, of 11 Oak Street in Ash Flat was awakened around 4:30 a.m. by his dogs barking and discovered a fire in the bed of his pickup truck...
Murder suspects to get mental evaluations (09/25/02)
Court proceedings were stayed at the pretrial hearing Sept. 17 for murder suspects Bobby Wayne Woodrum and Brian Keith Shankle, both 18, who face capital murder charges for the June 24 murder of an Agnos man, Russell "Joe" Fisk. Both men were returned to the Fulton County jail for court hearings and will remain there until their scheduled mental evaluation dates...
Teens charged with vandalizing area mailboxes (09/25/02)
Two men were charged with first-degree criminal mischief Sept. 18 after allegedly going on a mailbox vandalizing spree in Fulton County. Arthur J. McBroom, 18, and Darren Lee Norman, who will turn 18 Sept. 26, have both been charged as adults for destroying between 30 and 40 mailboxes, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Dienst wins chamber's volunteer award, Davis named headliner (09/25/02)
Ann Dienst of Hardy won the E. Wilson Green Volunteer Service Award, and Highland Lady Rebel Head Coach Harlan Davis won the Villager Journal Headliner of the Year Award Sept. 21 at the annual banquet of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Arkansaw Traveller Dinner Theatre...
High bond set for fugitive (09/25/02)
A $1 million dollar cash bond has been set for a fugitive still at large. Ward Hendershott, 52, escaped authorities after he assaulted Izard County Sheriff Joe Martz. Martz attempted to arrest Hendershott after drugs were seized from the suspect's residence in Imboden Sept. 13...
ED board in market for developer (09/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- In a special called meeting of the Oregon County Economic Development Board of Directors Sept. 11, board members voted unanimously to relieve Oregon County Economic Developer Will Ingram of his duties with the county. Chairman of that board, Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren, said in an interview Sept. 20 the board felt like Ingram was not working out in his position and they are currently in the market for someone to fill the job...
Thayer puts on the dog for MCB (09/25/02)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer put on its best last week as judges with the Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) contest came to town to see if the community was fit to pull off another first place award. MCB is a technical assistance program designed to help Missouri communities enhance their quality of life through overall community development and planning. ...
Thayer alumni/homecoming activities set for next week (09/25/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Alumni Association has announced the activities planned for the 2002 Thayer High School homecoming and Alumni Association reunion. Homecoming weekend is scheduled for Oct. 4 and 5. According to alumni association member Bill Hass, the alumni association would like to extend a special invitation to the following classes: 1927, 75th anniversary; 1932, 70th anniversary; 1937, 65th anniversary; 1942, 60th anni-versary; 1947, 55th anniversary; 1952, 50th anniversary; 1957, 45th anniversary; 1962, 40th anniversary; 1967, 35th anni-versary; 1972, 30th anniversary; 1977, 25th anniversary; 1982, 20th anniversary; 1987, 15th anniversary; 1992, 10th anni-versary; and 1997, 5th anniversary.. ...
Yester-Daze coming to Myrtle (09/25/02)
MYRTLE -- A flag raising ceremony will kick off Myrtle Yester-Daze activities Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. at the Myrtle Activity and Senior Citizen Center. The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will offer a pancake breakfast that day from 7 to 9 a.m. and the horse pitching tournament and quilt show will also start at 9 a.m. Parade line-up is set for 9 a.m. with horse/rider category being judged at 9:30 a.m...
High bond set for fugitive (09/25/02)
A $1 million dollar cash bond has been set for a fugitive still at large. Ward Hendershott, 52, escaped authorities after he assaulted Izard County Sheriff Joe Martz. Martz attempted to arrest Hendershott after drugs were seized from the suspect's residence in Imboden Sept. 13...
Dienst wins chamber's volunteer award, Davis named headliner (09/25/02)
Ann Dienst of Hardy won the E. Wilson Green Volunteer Service Award, and Highland Lady Rebel Head Coach Harlan Davis won the Villager Journal Headliner of the Year Award Sept. 21 at the annual banquet of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Arkansaw Traveller Dinner Theatre...
Teens charged with vandalizing area mailboxes (09/25/02)
Two men were charged with first-degree criminal mischief Sept. 18 after allegedly going on a mailbox vandalizing spree in Fulton County. Arthur J. McBroom, 18, and Darren Lee Norman, who will turn 18 Sept. 26, have both been charged as adults for destroying between 30 and 40 mailboxes, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Murder suspects to get mental evaluations (09/25/02)
Court proceedings were stayed at the pretrial hearing Sept. 17 for murder suspects Bobby Wayne Woodrum and Brian Keith Shankle, both 18, who face capital murder charges for the June 24 murder of an Agnos man, Russell "Joe" Fisk. Both men were returned to the Fulton County jail for court hearings and will remain there until their scheduled mental evaluation dates...
Yester-Daze coming to Myrtle (09/25/02)
MYRTLE -- A flag raising ceremony will kick off Myrtle Yester-Daze activities Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. at the Myrtle Activity and Senior Citizen Center. The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will offer a pancake breakfast that day from 7 to 9 a.m. and the horse pitching tournament and quilt show will also start at 9 a.m. Parade line-up is set for 9 a.m. with horse/rider category being judged at 9:30 a.m...
Thayer alumni/homecoming activities set for next week (09/25/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Alumni Association has announced the activities planned for the 2002 Thayer High School homecoming and Alumni Association reunion. Homecoming weekend is scheduled for Oct. 4 and 5. According to alumni association member Bill Hass, the alumni association would like to extend a special invitation to the following classes: 1927, 75th anniversary; 1932, 70th anniversary; 1937, 65th anniversary; 1942, 60th anni-versary; 1947, 55th anniversary; 1952, 50th anniversary; 1957, 45th anniversary; 1962, 40th anniversary; 1967, 35th anni-versary; 1972, 30th anniversary; 1977, 25th anniversary; 1982, 20th anniversary; 1987, 15th anniversary; 1992, 10th anni-versary; and 1997, 5th anniversary.. ...
Thayer puts on the dog for MCB (09/25/02)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer put on its best last week as judges with the Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) contest came to town to see if the community was fit to pull off another first place award. MCB is a technical assistance program designed to help Missouri communities enhance their quality of life through overall community development and planning. ...
ED board in market for developer (09/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- In a special called meeting of the Oregon County Economic Development Board of Directors Sept. 11, board members voted unanimously to relieve Oregon County Economic Developer Will Ingram of his duties with the county. Chairman of that board, Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren, said in an interview Sept. 20 the board felt like Ingram was not working out in his position and they are currently in the market for someone to fill the job...
Ash Flat man injured in arson (09/25/02)
An early morning arson Sept. 24 resulted in serious injuries to an Ash Flat man and damage to a home and a vehicle. According to Special Agent Mack Thompson with the Arkansas State Police, Stephen Armstrong, 35, of 11 Oak Street in Ash Flat was awakened around 4:30 a.m. by his dogs barking and discovered a fire in the bed of his pickup truck...
Mt. Zion Baptist Church to hold revival (09/25/02)
Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Union will hold its fall revival Oct. 6-9. The services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Duane Flood.
Collins, Wood to wed (09/25/02)
David Wood and Ann Collins will unite in marriage at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring.All family and friends are invited. A reception will follow in the church basement.
Methodist church begins new program (09/25/02)
The First United Methodist Church Mammoth Spring will hold an after-school program for children attending the Mammoth Spring School grades kindergarten through 12. The program is designed to assist parents and guardians in providing the children wholesome activities from school dismissal to 5 p.m. ...
Pleasant Ridge sets singing (09/25/02)
The Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles north of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka community, invites all to its monthly singing Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m. Beebe Believers from Cabot will be the guest singers. A time of fellowship after the singing in the church fellowship hall will be held.For more information call 870-856-3938...
Methodist church begins new program (09/25/02)
The First United Methodist Church Mammoth Spring will hold an after-school program for children attending the Mammoth Spring School grades kindergarten through 12. The program is designed to assist parents and guardians in providing the children wholesome activities from school dismissal to 5 p.m. ...
Mt. Zion Baptist Church to hold revival (09/25/02)
Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Union will hold its fall revival Oct. 6-9. The services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Duane Flood.
Collins, Wood to wed (09/25/02)
David Wood and Ann Collins will unite in marriage at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring.All family and friends are invited. A reception will follow in the church basement.
Pleasant Ridge sets singing (09/25/02)
The Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles north of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka community, invites all to its monthly singing Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m. Beebe Believers from Cabot will be the guest singers. A time of fellowship after the singing in the church fellowship hall will be held.For more information call 870-856-3938...
Mizzou sports off to good start (09/25/02)
By Mike AldenUMC Athletic Director It is midway through the month of September and I must tell you how pleased I am with the start to the school year for all of our sports teams. The Missouri football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams have each opened their seasons with positive results...
Bobcats hammer Diamond 43-0 (09/25/02)
The Thayer Bobcats football team extended their season record to 3-0 Sept. 20 as they traveled to Diamond and dominated the Wildcats from the beginning to the end of a 43-0 shutout. The Bobcat defense was awesome as it held Diamond to 16 yards of offense and only one first down on the evening...
Greyhounds tame speedy Tigers (09/25/02)
The road can be a tough place for a team to look for their first win of the season. It can be even tougher when that team starts the conference season with a loss. Such was the case for the Salem Greyhounds as they hit the road Sept. 20 and traveled to Parkin to take on the speedy Tigers...
Mizzou sports off to good start (09/25/02)
By Mike AldenUMC Athletic Director It is midway through the month of September and I must tell you how pleased I am with the start to the school year for all of our sports teams. The Missouri football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams have each opened their seasons with positive results...
Greyhounds tame speedy Tigers (09/25/02)
The road can be a tough place for a team to look for their first win of the season. It can be even tougher when that team starts the conference season with a loss. Such was the case for the Salem Greyhounds as they hit the road Sept. 20 and traveled to Parkin to take on the speedy Tigers...
Bobcats hammer Diamond 43-0 (09/25/02)
The Thayer Bobcats football team extended their season record to 3-0 Sept. 20 as they traveled to Diamond and dominated the Wildcats from the beginning to the end of a 43-0 shutout. The Bobcat defense was awesome as it held Diamond to 16 yards of offense and only one first down on the evening...
Hardin Davis Franks (09/25/02)
Hardin Davis Franks, 94, was born April 1, 1908, the son of Robert Hardin "Bob" and Nannie Belle Bear Franks, near Thomasville, Mo., and died Sept. 17, 2002, at Shepherd's View Care Facility, Alton, Mo.He graduated from Thomasville High School in 1926. ...
Barbara Armstrong (09/25/02)
Barbara Ann Armstrong, 54, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 30, 1948, in Thayer, and passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo.Survivors are her husband, Lonnie of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Ann Kern and husband, Kenny of Illinois; two sisters, Juanita Curtis and daughter Deanna of Mammoth Spring, and Alma Cline and husband, Jerry of Illinois; one nephew, Jason Cline of Illinois; two nieces, Mellissa Cameron and husband, Corey of Illinois, and Jamie Wilson and husband, Johnny of Wynne, Ark.; two great-nieces; two great-nephws; and many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Nadine Huffman-Dawson; and one infant sister.Informal memorial services were Sept. ...
Dacia Marie Yancey (09/25/02)
Dacia Marie Yancey, 23, of Mountain Home, died Sept. 12, 2002, at a hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Sept. 13, 1978 to Larry Duane and Martha Ann Elliott Yancey in Port Charlotte, Fla.Survivors are her parents, Larry and Martha Yancey of the home; two brothers, Larry Duane Yancey Jr., of Poughkeepsie, and Remmel "Bo" Yancey of the home; one sister, Tara Lynn Yancey Ross of Mountain Home; paternal grandparents, R. ...
Rita Lobbins (09/25/02)
Rita Gertrude Lobbins, 73, of Ash Flat, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1929 in Aroostick, Maine, daughter of Raymond Spooner and Francis (Green) Spooner. She worked as a self-employed caregiver for many years. ...
Bernice Robins Baker (09/25/02)
Bernice Robins Baker, age 90, was born in Ash Flat on May 16, 1912, and died in Kennett, Mo. She was married to Harold Baker at Mammoth Spring, Ark., who preceded her in death in 1964.Survivors are two brothers, Noble and Harvey; one sister, Theda Miller of Rector; and four nephews.Services were held at the Church of Christ in Rector, Ark., with burial in the Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat, with arrangements under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould, Ark...
Leatha Lavada Yates (09/25/02)
Leatha Lavada Yates, 88, of Ash Flat, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Sharp County, Ark., the daughter of John Hill and Stella (Heart) Hill. She was married to Ed Yates in January of 1937, in Sharp County. ...
Bobby Gene Blackman (09/25/02)
Bobby Gene Black-man, 64, of Alton, Mo. was born Dec. 17 1937, in Slocomb, Ala., and passed away Sept. 6, 2002, at his home in Alton. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U. S. Navy. He loved to fish, and grow his gardens, and was a loving and devoted husband and father. ...
Gregory Lynn Barnard (09/25/02)
Gregory Lynn Barnard, 46, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of Donald Wesley Barnard and Claudine Merle Perkins was born May 12, 1956, at Lansing, Mich. He passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at Horseshoe Bend, Ark. He was married to Judy Lynn Brown on Sept. 1, 1997 at Sault Ste. ...
Douglas Medling (09/25/02)
Douglas Medling, 35, of Melbourne, Ak., died Sept. 18, 2002, at his home. He was born July 25, 1967, at Salem, Ark. to Victor Stephen and Deloris Rose Dewitt Medling. He was formerly a truck driver and a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church.Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Terry and Deloris Tate of Brockwell; one brother, Rodney Medling of Melbourne; two sisters, Michell Walker and Ashley Tate both of Brockwell; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his father.Graveside services were Sept. ...
"Bill" Wilkes (09/25/02)
William "Bill" Wilkes, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born on March 20, 1923, at Sidney, Ark., to Jimmy and Ola "Cargill" Wilkes. He was a farmer, retired from ConAgra in Batesville, and worked 12 years for the Cave City Nursing Home. ...
Arlie B. Scrivner (09/25/02)
Arlie B. Scrivner, 54, of Evening Shade, died Sept. 21, 2002, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, at Hickman, Ark. to Johnny Clois and Vedda (Fowler) Scrivner. He was a factory worker, served 23 years in the Army National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. ...
James "J.B." Williamson (09/25/02)
James Byrd "J. B." Williamson, 94, son of the late James Vester Williamson, and Emma Redden Williamson was born April 3, 1908, in Lexington, Miss., and died Sept. 12, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. He was married Nov. 1, 1931, in Jackson, Miss. to Maggie Blake. ...
Gilbert Williams (09/25/02)
Gilbert Matthew Williams, 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 20, 1917, and passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at the Cross-roads Regional Medical Center in Wentzville, Mo. He was a World War II veteran, and served in the European Theatre. While in the Army, he received the Purple Heart, along with numerous other medals.Survivors are one daughter, Louise Baker and husband Clifford of Troy, Mo.; two sons, Gary Williams and wife, Debbie of Wentzville, Mo., and Larry Williams and wife, Rosemary of Troy, Mo.; one sister, Eula Stevens of Advance, Mo.; two brothers, Eugene Williams of Risco, Mo., and Winford Williams of Lyons, Kan.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. ...
Wayne Farris (09/25/02)
Wayne Deloise Farris, 87, of West Plains, Mo., was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., and passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.He retired in Mason City, Iowa, from the trucking business and then moved to Springfield, Mo. ...
Margaret L. Sullins (09/25/02)
Margaret L. Sullins, 70, daughter of the late Riley and Luchester Barnes Hitchcock was born May 11, 1932 in Harrisburg, Ark. She died Sept. 18, 2002, at her home in Elizabeth. She was married to Cleo Sullins on Sept. 27, 1949, at Trumann, Ark., and to this union seven children were born. ...
Elwanda "Skip" Porter (09/25/02)
Elwanda "Skip" Simpson Porter, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away at the Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark., Sept. 16. Born in Elmwood, Ill., she lived in Palatine, Ill. and then moved to Horseshoe Bend in 1980. She was active in the Horseshoe Bend Ladies Bowling Team, Turkey Moutain Ladies Golf League, was a board member of the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, from 1989-1990, and was also employed by Scenic Realty. ...
Virgil Cox (09/25/02)
Virgil D. Cox, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Sullivan County, Ind., the son of the late Nobel Cox and the late Gurtrude (Hale) Cox. He was married on Dec. 8, 1943, to Bernadene (Near) Cox, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1999. ...
Mildred Madden (09/25/02)
Mildred Lorene Madden, 78, daughter of the late James Phipps and Goldie Mae Brazeal Phipps, was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. and passed away on Sept. 13, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on March 25, 1939, in Thayer, Mo. to Henry Cleo Madden, who preceded her in death on Jan. ...
Hugh Curtis (09/25/02)
Hugh Curtis, 97, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 14, 1904, in Mammoth Spring, and passed away on Sept. 10, 2002, at his home. Survivors include one daughter, Clara Robinson of Trumann, Ark.; two sons, Omer Lee Curtis of Mammoth Spring, and Fletcher Curtis of Trumann, Ark.; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, David Franklin Curtis and Gertrude Hughes-Curtis; his wife, Susie-Collins Curtis; one daughter, Lenora "Sister" Curtis; one son, Ed Curtis; and three grandchildren.Services were Sept. ...
Theresa A. Roach (09/25/02)
Theresa A. Roach, 92, of Lansing, died May 29, 2002, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, Kan. She was born Aug. 17, 1909 in Raymore, Mo., the sixth of eight children of Frank and Lutitia (Danner) Sappington. She and her husband lived in Cherokee Village from 1977 to 1999.Survivors include her husband, Clinton J. ...
William G. Wells (09/25/02)
William G. Wells, 77, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Mount Vernon, Ill., the son of Ray and Edith Rynolds Wells. He was a field supervisor for Hallibarton Oil and Gas. He served as a radio man first class in the Navy during World War II. ...
Elwanda "Skip" Porter (09/25/02)
Elwanda "Skip" Simpson Porter, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away at the Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark., Sept. 16. Born in Elmwood, Ill., she lived in Palatine, Ill. and then moved to Horseshoe Bend in 1980. She was active in the Horseshoe Bend Ladies Bowling Team, Turkey Moutain Ladies Golf League, was a board member of the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, from 1989-1990, and was also employed by Scenic Realty. ...
Douglas Medling (09/25/02)
Douglas Medling, 35, of Melbourne, Ak., died Sept. 18, 2002, at his home. He was born July 25, 1967, at Salem, Ark. to Victor Stephen and Deloris Rose Dewitt Medling. He was formerly a truck driver and a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church.Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Terry and Deloris Tate of Brockwell; one brother, Rodney Medling of Melbourne; two sisters, Michell Walker and Ashley Tate both of Brockwell; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his father.Graveside services were Sept. ...
Gilbert Williams (09/25/02)
Gilbert Matthew Williams, 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 20, 1917, and passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at the Cross-roads Regional Medical Center in Wentzville, Mo. He was a World War II veteran, and served in the European Theatre. While in the Army, he received the Purple Heart, along with numerous other medals.Survivors are one daughter, Louise Baker and husband Clifford of Troy, Mo.; two sons, Gary Williams and wife, Debbie of Wentzville, Mo., and Larry Williams and wife, Rosemary of Troy, Mo.; one sister, Eula Stevens of Advance, Mo.; two brothers, Eugene Williams of Risco, Mo., and Winford Williams of Lyons, Kan.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. ...
Hardin Davis Franks (09/25/02)
Hardin Davis Franks, 94, was born April 1, 1908, the son of Robert Hardin "Bob" and Nannie Belle Bear Franks, near Thomasville, Mo., and died Sept. 17, 2002, at Shepherd's View Care Facility, Alton, Mo.He graduated from Thomasville High School in 1926. ...
Theresa A. Roach (09/25/02)
Theresa A. Roach, 92, of Lansing, died May 29, 2002, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, Kan. She was born Aug. 17, 1909 in Raymore, Mo., the sixth of eight children of Frank and Lutitia (Danner) Sappington. She and her husband lived in Cherokee Village from 1977 to 1999.Survivors include her husband, Clinton J. ...
William G. Wells (09/25/02)
William G. Wells, 77, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Mount Vernon, Ill., the son of Ray and Edith Rynolds Wells. He was a field supervisor for Hallibarton Oil and Gas. He served as a radio man first class in the Navy during World War II. ...
Gregory Lynn Barnard (09/25/02)
Gregory Lynn Barnard, 46, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of Donald Wesley Barnard and Claudine Merle Perkins was born May 12, 1956, at Lansing, Mich. He passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at Horseshoe Bend, Ark. He was married to Judy Lynn Brown on Sept. 1, 1997 at Sault Ste. ...
Bobby Gene Blackman (09/25/02)
Bobby Gene Black-man, 64, of Alton, Mo. was born Dec. 17 1937, in Slocomb, Ala., and passed away Sept. 6, 2002, at his home in Alton. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U. S. Navy. He loved to fish, and grow his gardens, and was a loving and devoted husband and father. ...
Leatha Lavada Yates (09/25/02)
Leatha Lavada Yates, 88, of Ash Flat, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Sharp County, Ark., the daughter of John Hill and Stella (Heart) Hill. She was married to Ed Yates in January of 1937, in Sharp County. ...
Bernice Robins Baker (09/25/02)
Bernice Robins Baker, age 90, was born in Ash Flat on May 16, 1912, and died in Kennett, Mo. She was married to Harold Baker at Mammoth Spring, Ark., who preceded her in death in 1964.Survivors are two brothers, Noble and Harvey; one sister, Theda Miller of Rector; and four nephews.Services were held at the Church of Christ in Rector, Ark., with burial in the Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat, with arrangements under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould, Ark...
"Bill" Wilkes (09/25/02)
William "Bill" Wilkes, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born on March 20, 1923, at Sidney, Ark., to Jimmy and Ola "Cargill" Wilkes. He was a farmer, retired from ConAgra in Batesville, and worked 12 years for the Cave City Nursing Home. ...
Virgil Cox (09/25/02)
Virgil D. Cox, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Sullivan County, Ind., the son of the late Nobel Cox and the late Gurtrude (Hale) Cox. He was married on Dec. 8, 1943, to Bernadene (Near) Cox, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1999. ...
Dacia Marie Yancey (09/25/02)
Dacia Marie Yancey, 23, of Mountain Home, died Sept. 12, 2002, at a hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Sept. 13, 1978 to Larry Duane and Martha Ann Elliott Yancey in Port Charlotte, Fla.Survivors are her parents, Larry and Martha Yancey of the home; two brothers, Larry Duane Yancey Jr., of Poughkeepsie, and Remmel "Bo" Yancey of the home; one sister, Tara Lynn Yancey Ross of Mountain Home; paternal grandparents, R. ...
Margaret L. Sullins (09/25/02)
Margaret L. Sullins, 70, daughter of the late Riley and Luchester Barnes Hitchcock was born May 11, 1932 in Harrisburg, Ark. She died Sept. 18, 2002, at her home in Elizabeth. She was married to Cleo Sullins on Sept. 27, 1949, at Trumann, Ark., and to this union seven children were born. ...
James "J.B." Williamson (09/25/02)
James Byrd "J. B." Williamson, 94, son of the late James Vester Williamson, and Emma Redden Williamson was born April 3, 1908, in Lexington, Miss., and died Sept. 12, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. He was married Nov. 1, 1931, in Jackson, Miss. to Maggie Blake. ...
Rita Lobbins (09/25/02)
Rita Gertrude Lobbins, 73, of Ash Flat, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1929 in Aroostick, Maine, daughter of Raymond Spooner and Francis (Green) Spooner. She worked as a self-employed caregiver for many years. ...
Barbara Armstrong (09/25/02)
Barbara Ann Armstrong, 54, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 30, 1948, in Thayer, and passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo.Survivors are her husband, Lonnie of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Ann Kern and husband, Kenny of Illinois; two sisters, Juanita Curtis and daughter Deanna of Mammoth Spring, and Alma Cline and husband, Jerry of Illinois; one nephew, Jason Cline of Illinois; two nieces, Mellissa Cameron and husband, Corey of Illinois, and Jamie Wilson and husband, Johnny of Wynne, Ark.; two great-nieces; two great-nephws; and many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Nadine Huffman-Dawson; and one infant sister.Informal memorial services were Sept. ...
Hugh Curtis (09/25/02)
Hugh Curtis, 97, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 14, 1904, in Mammoth Spring, and passed away on Sept. 10, 2002, at his home. Survivors include one daughter, Clara Robinson of Trumann, Ark.; two sons, Omer Lee Curtis of Mammoth Spring, and Fletcher Curtis of Trumann, Ark.; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, David Franklin Curtis and Gertrude Hughes-Curtis; his wife, Susie-Collins Curtis; one daughter, Lenora "Sister" Curtis; one son, Ed Curtis; and three grandchildren.Services were Sept. ...
Arlie B. Scrivner (09/25/02)
Arlie B. Scrivner, 54, of Evening Shade, died Sept. 21, 2002, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, at Hickman, Ark. to Johnny Clois and Vedda (Fowler) Scrivner. He was a factory worker, served 23 years in the Army National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. ...
Mildred Madden (09/25/02)
Mildred Lorene Madden, 78, daughter of the late James Phipps and Goldie Mae Brazeal Phipps, was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. and passed away on Sept. 13, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on March 25, 1939, in Thayer, Mo. to Henry Cleo Madden, who preceded her in death on Jan. ...
Wayne Farris (09/25/02)
Wayne Deloise Farris, 87, of West Plains, Mo., was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., and passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.He retired in Mason City, Iowa, from the trucking business and then moved to Springfield, Mo. ...
Michael Allen Riley Smith (09/25/02)
Allen and Jennifer Smith of Viola have announced the birth of their son, Michael Allen Riley Smith, at 9:46 a.m. Aug. 8, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Michaela Denice Smith, 8.Grandparents are Mitchell and Donna Hall of Gepp and John and Joann Collins of Norfork...
Anthony Edward Watson (09/25/02)
Victor Watson Sr. and Lisa Watson of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Anthony Edward Watson, at 6:55 a.m. Aug. 19, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Victor Edward Watson Jr.Grandparents are Carl and Carol Wilcox of Alton, and Victor and Barbara Watson of Thayer...
Savannah Storm Deckard (09/25/02)
Beth Lee and Jeremy Deckard of Alton have announced the birth of a daughter, Savannah Storm Deckard, at 8:04 a.m. Aug. 27, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings, Logan Lee and Haylee Deckard. Grandparents are David and Julie Crowell of Alton, Larry and Anita Jewell of Alton, and Randy Deckard of Piedmont, Mo...
Matthew Shane Carpenter (09/25/02)
Mark and Darla Carpenter of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Matthew Shane Carpenter, at 12:55 a.m. Aug. 24, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Luke Carpenter, age 3. Grandparents are Bill and Ruby Carpenter of Thayer...
Jesse Wayne Young (09/25/02)
Jody and Belinda Young of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Jesse Wayne Young, at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains,. He weighed 6 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Garrett Young, age 2-1/2.Grandparents are Ronnie and Brenda Risner of Mammoth Spring, Linda Young of West Plains and the late Jack Young...
Jacob Matthew Privett (09/25/02)
Melvin and Belinda Privett of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Jacob Matthew Privett, at 6:09 a.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Jennifer Privett, age 3. Grandparents are Bill and LaDell Kelley of Ozark, Mo., Peggy Kelley of Thayer, Mel and Vicki Privett of Alton, and Lindi Privett of Alton...
Savannah Storm Deckard (09/25/02)
Beth Lee and Jeremy Deckard of Alton have announced the birth of a daughter, Savannah Storm Deckard, at 8:04 a.m. Aug. 27, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings, Logan Lee and Haylee Deckard. Grandparents are David and Julie Crowell of Alton, Larry and Anita Jewell of Alton, and Randy Deckard of Piedmont, Mo...
Jacob Matthew Privett (09/25/02)
Melvin and Belinda Privett of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Jacob Matthew Privett, at 6:09 a.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Jennifer Privett, age 3. Grandparents are Bill and LaDell Kelley of Ozark, Mo., Peggy Kelley of Thayer, Mel and Vicki Privett of Alton, and Lindi Privett of Alton...
Matthew Shane Carpenter (09/25/02)
Mark and Darla Carpenter of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Matthew Shane Carpenter, at 12:55 a.m. Aug. 24, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Luke Carpenter, age 3. Grandparents are Bill and Ruby Carpenter of Thayer...
Michael Allen Riley Smith (09/25/02)
Allen and Jennifer Smith of Viola have announced the birth of their son, Michael Allen Riley Smith, at 9:46 a.m. Aug. 8, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Michaela Denice Smith, 8.Grandparents are Mitchell and Donna Hall of Gepp and John and Joann Collins of Norfork...
Jesse Wayne Young (09/25/02)
Jody and Belinda Young of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Jesse Wayne Young, at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains,. He weighed 6 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Garrett Young, age 2-1/2.Grandparents are Ronnie and Brenda Risner of Mammoth Spring, Linda Young of West Plains and the late Jack Young...
Anthony Edward Watson (09/25/02)
Victor Watson Sr. and Lisa Watson of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Anthony Edward Watson, at 6:55 a.m. Aug. 19, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Victor Edward Watson Jr.Grandparents are Carl and Carol Wilcox of Alton, and Victor and Barbara Watson of Thayer...
Gipson, Gibson wed (09/25/02)
Jennifer Gipson, daughter of Patricia and Jerry Gipson, and Erik Gibson, son of David and Cindy Gibson of Salem and the late Darci Gibson, were united in marriage Aug. 20, 2002, at the Cedar Wedding Chapel in Branson. The bride is the granddaughter of Evalee and the late Boyce Howard, and Betsy Gipson and the late Paul Gipson. ...
Gipson, Gibson wed (09/25/02)
Jennifer Gipson, daughter of Patricia and Jerry Gipson, and Erik Gibson, son of David and Cindy Gibson of Salem and the late Darci Gibson, were united in marriage Aug. 20, 2002, at the Cedar Wedding Chapel in Branson. The bride is the granddaughter of Evalee and the late Boyce Howard, and Betsy Gipson and the late Paul Gipson. ...
Birdsell, Webb slate nuptials (09/25/02)
Andy Birdsell of Ash Flat and Wanda Hammett of Rayville, La., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Willow Rebekah Birdsell, to Madison Francis Webb, son of Helen McAlister of Milan, Mo., and the late Percy Vance Webb. ...
Birdsell, Webb slate nuptials (09/25/02)
Andy Birdsell of Ash Flat and Wanda Hammett of Rayville, La., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Willow Rebekah Birdsell, to Madison Francis Webb, son of Helen McAlister of Milan, Mo., and the late Percy Vance Webb. ...
Longs celebrate 68th anniversary (09/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Long celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Sept. 9 at their home in Mammoth Spring.Arthur Long and Maudie Smith were married Sept. 9, 1934, by Joe H. Blue. Mr. and Mrs. Long have two daughters -- Eva Joe Williams of Little Rock, and Claudia Willison of Mammoth Spring; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Longs celebrate 68th anniversary (09/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Long celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Sept. 9 at their home in Mammoth Spring.Arthur Long and Maudie Smith were married Sept. 9, 1934, by Joe H. Blue. Mr. and Mrs. Long have two daughters -- Eva Joe Williams of Little Rock, and Claudia Willison of Mammoth Spring; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/25/02)
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republicans whom I can't stand, one nation under smog, indespicable with liberty and justice for some, not all." The above words were inscribed on one of the T-shirts of 15-year-old Katie Sierra, a student at Sissonville High School in West Virginia. ...
From my Front Porch (09/25/02)
It was almost midnight as I sat at my kitchen table having a phone chat with my next-door neighbor, the consummate night owl. "Oh, my goodness," I whispered suddenly. "What?" asked night owl. "Something is moving, a shadow," I tried to explain. "A shadow -- what in the world?"...
From my Front Porch (09/25/02)
It was almost midnight as I sat at my kitchen table having a phone chat with my next-door neighbor, the consummate night owl. "Oh, my goodness," I whispered suddenly. "What?" asked night owl. "Something is moving, a shadow," I tried to explain. "A shadow -- what in the world?"...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/25/02)
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republicans whom I can't stand, one nation under smog, indespicable with liberty and justice for some, not all." The above words were inscribed on one of the T-shirts of 15-year-old Katie Sierra, a student at Sissonville High School in West Virginia. ...