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Stories from Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Verda Rich (06/17/03)
Verda Bond Rich, 85, of Sidney, formerly of Warrensburg, Mo., died June 9, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 16, 1918, at Perkinston, Miss., she was the daughter of Alvin Theodore and Senath Ladner Bond. She was a retired co-owner of Terra Linda Mobile Park in Warrensburg, a member of the Promenaders Square Dance Group in Bolivar, Mo., and a member of Community of Christ Church in Independence, Mo...
Sidney Bounds (06/17/03)
Sidney V. Bounds of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 29, 2003, from complications of cancer. He was 83. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Guion, he was the son of Silas and Ida Perry. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After retirement from the Army, he worked as a security administrator at Honeywell in Minnesota for 15 years. He and his wife visited Arkansas and fell in love with the beauty of the Ozarks and came to stay in 1976...
Ruth Brockman (06/17/03)
Ruth M. Brockman, 89, of Ash Flat died June 13, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Arlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles Busse and Louise Merihardt Busse. She was a homemaker and a dorm mother for 20 years at Iowa University and Wartburg Univer-sity, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Odell Crabtree (06/17/03)
Odell Crabtree, 79, of La Porte, Ind., died June 6, 2003, at La Porte. Born July 30, 1923, at Cave City, he was the son of Charles and Roxie Brewer Crabtree. He was a parts manager for Smith Chevrolet and Sauers Buick/Pontiac, and a United States Army veteran of World War II...
Otella Walling (06/17/03)
Otella Blanch Walling, 92, of Cave City died June 13, 2003, at a Batesville hospital. Born May 15, 1911, at Eaton, she was the daughter of Garland and Margaret King Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters -- Pauletta Milligan of Batesville and Buna Taylor of Cave City; a son and daughter-in-law, Boyce and Margaret Walling of Grave; a sister, Beulah Stalnaker of California; two brothers -- Bill Davis of Smithville and Cecil Davis of Independence, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews.. ...
Mildred Johnston (06/17/03)
C. Mildred Lessenden Atkinson Johnston, 100, of Topeka, Kan., died May 29, 2003, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Born Oct. 3, 1902, at Osawatomie, Kan., she was the daughter of Laura Updegraf Lessenden and Clarence Stephen Lessenden. She graduated from Cheney High School and attended Wichita Business College. ...
Kelsey Clear (06/17/03)
The Rev. Kelsey Norman Clear, 72, a pastor in The Dalles, Ore., for 39 years, died May 24, 2003, at the local hospital of a sudden illness. Born Oct. 26, 1930, in Evening Shade, he was the oldest of three children born to Clifford and Leila Ann Watson Clear. He grew up in Myron and graduated from Violet Hill High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953, and then returned to Arkansas...
Jack Flynn (06/17/03)
Both ministers who spoke at Jack Flynn's funeral last week said they thought of him as their best friend. And one, Larry Yarber, said, "Everyone here probably thought of him as your best friend." Flynn was known for his kind heart, warm smile and firm handshake. "There was no greater friend to all of us than Jackie Flynn," Yarber said. "He met every hardship with a smile."...
B.F. Butler (06/17/03)
B.F. Butler, 94, of Cave City died June 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 26, 1909, at Calamine, he was the son of John Franklin and Margaret Landers Butler. He was an accountant and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City where he served as a deacon for more than 15 years...