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Stories from Thursday, January 8, 2004

Local Extension election set (01/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University of Missouri Extension Council elections will be held Jan. 17-23. The candidates for the Northern and Southern districts are: Dale Combs, Howard Dethrow, Carl Fraley, Russell Combs, Eddie Honeycutt and Amos Purcell. The polling places are: Conoco, Koshkonong; Rover Store; Rivers Edge, Thomasville; Young's Produce; Alton Senior Center; Mills Feed; Oregon County Extension, Alton; McFann's Garage; Myrtle Quick Stop; Indian Country Junction, Myrtle; Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center; Hirsch Feed and Tindle's Feed, Thayer.. ...
Year ends with charges, arrests filed (01/08/04)
Oregon County 2003 in review, continued from last week: JULY -- Two Oregon County residents, Garland Barton and Kristy King, were honored by the South Central Region Workforce Investment Board at a ceremony at the West Plains Civic Center. King was awarded for being an outstanding participant in the program and Barton was honored for his more than 20 years of service with the board...
Road hunting suspect surrenders (01/08/04)
Dennis Lawrence of Melbourne turned himself in to authorities Jan. 2 after having fled from wildlife officers six days earlier. During a check on hunters Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers Nick Childers and Y.D. Whitehurst stopped a vehicle south of Melbourne on Tate Road Dec. 27, according to an affidavit by Whitehurst...
Rotary club hears update on museum (01/08/04)
THAYER/MAMMOTH SPRING -- Earnie Mainprize presented the program at last week's Thayer Mammoth Spring Rotary Club. He spoke to club members about the local historical society, how it was created and its goals. He said they were in the process of establishing a historical document library/museum in the old Glimpse house across from Thayer Post Office. ...
Bend man arrested for child abuse (01/08/04)
A Horseshoe Bend man was arrested Dec. 30 when he allegedly left bruises on his 8-year-old son's body when he spanked him. Melvin Hawkins, 27, is accused of physically abusing his son. The Horseshoe Bend Police Department started an investigation after the alleged abuse was reported Dec. 25 by a nurse employed at White River Medical Center, said Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell...
Alton teen-ager injured in wreck (01/08/04)
ALTON -- An Alton teen-ager, Bryan Joiner, 17, received minor injuries and was charged with failure to drive on the right half of the highway after an accident at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 29, 2003, on P Highway, five miles west of Alton. Trooper J.D. Wheeler of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Joiner lost control of the 1999 Mercury he was driving, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle, a 1989 Pontiac driven by Chad Carey, 28, also of Alton...
Missouri to participate in primary (01/08/04)
MISSOURI -- Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt began accepting candidate filings for the Presidential Preference Primary in Missouri in October. The primary will be held Feb. 3. Two crucial benefits will be offered in the primary. First: the residents of the state will have the opportunity to shape national policies by voting for the presidential candidate they support; second, because of the new early date set by the new Missouri law, the state's decision may carry national significance...
W&O HONORED (01/08/04)
W&O HONORED: Local grocery store Wallace and Owens was honored for its efforts in the community last week when it was presented the first ever Community Spirit Award. Accepting the award was store manager Dan Wrenfrow and store owner Rich Wallace. The Community Spirit Award was presented by Thayer Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Ron Cornelius presented the award...
Three take deals in circuit court (01/08/04)
Three plea agreements were accepted in Fulton County Circuit Court Jan. 5. Justin Clark, 21, was ordered to serve 60 months probation for delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine. Circuit Judge Tim Weaver also ordered Clark to pay fines of $3,500, court costs of $150 and a $250 DNA fee...
Students of the month ... (01/08/04)
RECOGNIZED: November students of the month, seated from left, front row, are: Tina Rudd, Blake Orr, Cassie Hardwick, Amber Harvey, Dustin Blankinship, Jonathan Snyder, Alex Hodges; second row: Treshera Jones, Marlene Pfister, Katherine Russback, Roanna Snyder, Laci King, Samantha Allred, Heather Deckard, Brooke Lindemann, Marissa Barton; third row: Stephanie Harvey, Tyler Thompson, Kyle Willard, Heath Palmer, Randy Hodo, Joe Jezbera, Matthew Frisk, Adam Wiggs. ...
Students recognized at Alton (01/08/04)
Twenty-seven Alton High School students were recognized as November students of the month. They are: Samantha Allred, Marissa Barton, Dustin Blankinship, Heather Deckard, Matthew Frisk, Jimmy Gatewood, Gavonna Gray, Cassie Hardwick, Amber Harvey, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Hatterman, Alex Hodges, Randy Hodo, Joe Jezbera, Treshera Jones, Laci King, Brooke Lindemann, Blake Orr, Heath Palmer, Marlene Pfister, Tina Rudd, Katherine Russback, Jonathan Snyder, Roanna Snyder, Tyler Thompson, Adam Wiggs and Kyle Willard.. ...
DTF scores $2 million in drugs (01/08/04)
Drugs seized off the streets in the 16th Judicial District in the year 2003 totaled $2,152,740, according to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Investigator Scott Russell. Four hundred one cases were opened within the 16th Judicial District which includes the following breakdown by county: Fulton County 65; Izard County 37; Stone County 14; Independence County 227; and Cleburne County 58...
Bend man arrested for child abuse (01/08/04)
A Horseshoe Bend man was arrested Dec. 30 when he allegedly left bruises on his 8-year-old son's body when he spanked him. Melvin Hawkins, 27, is accused of physically abusing his son. The Horseshoe Bend Police Department started an investigation after the alleged abuse was reported Dec. 25 by a nurse employed at White River Medical Center, said Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell...
Alton teen-ager injured in wreck (01/08/04)
ALTON -- An Alton teen-ager, Bryan Joiner, 17, received minor injuries and was charged with failure to drive on the right half of the highway after an accident at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 29, 2003, on P Highway, five miles west of Alton. Trooper J.D. Wheeler of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Joiner lost control of the 1999 Mercury he was driving, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle, a 1989 Pontiac driven by Chad Carey, 28, also of Alton...
Missouri to participate in primary (01/08/04)
MISSOURI -- Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt began accepting candidate filings for the Presidential Preference Primary in Missouri in October. The primary will be held Feb. 3. Two crucial benefits will be offered in the primary. First: the residents of the state will have the opportunity to shape national policies by voting for the presidential candidate they support; second, because of the new early date set by the new Missouri law, the state's decision may carry national significance...
Year ends with charges, arrests filed (01/08/04)
Oregon County 2003 in review, continued from last week: JULY -- Two Oregon County residents, Garland Barton and Kristy King, were honored by the South Central Region Workforce Investment Board at a ceremony at the West Plains Civic Center. King was awarded for being an outstanding participant in the program and Barton was honored for his more than 20 years of service with the board...
Road hunting suspect surrenders (01/08/04)
Dennis Lawrence of Melbourne turned himself in to authorities Jan. 2 after having fled from wildlife officers six days earlier. During a check on hunters Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers Nick Childers and Y.D. Whitehurst stopped a vehicle south of Melbourne on Tate Road Dec. 27, according to an affidavit by Whitehurst...
W&O HONORED (01/08/04)
W&O HONORED: Local grocery store Wallace and Owens was honored for its efforts in the community last week when it was presented the first ever Community Spirit Award. Accepting the award was store manager Dan Wrenfrow and store owner Rich Wallace. The Community Spirit Award was presented by Thayer Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Ron Cornelius presented the award...
Students of the month ... (01/08/04)
RECOGNIZED: November students of the month, seated from left, front row, are: Tina Rudd, Blake Orr, Cassie Hardwick, Amber Harvey, Dustin Blankinship, Jonathan Snyder, Alex Hodges; second row: Treshera Jones, Marlene Pfister, Katherine Russback, Roanna Snyder, Laci King, Samantha Allred, Heather Deckard, Brooke Lindemann, Marissa Barton; third row: Stephanie Harvey, Tyler Thompson, Kyle Willard, Heath Palmer, Randy Hodo, Joe Jezbera, Matthew Frisk, Adam Wiggs. ...
Rotary club hears update on museum (01/08/04)
THAYER/MAMMOTH SPRING -- Earnie Mainprize presented the program at last week's Thayer Mammoth Spring Rotary Club. He spoke to club members about the local historical society, how it was created and its goals. He said they were in the process of establishing a historical document library/museum in the old Glimpse house across from Thayer Post Office. ...
Local Extension election set (01/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University of Missouri Extension Council elections will be held Jan. 17-23. The candidates for the Northern and Southern districts are: Dale Combs, Howard Dethrow, Carl Fraley, Russell Combs, Eddie Honeycutt and Amos Purcell. The polling places are: Conoco, Koshkonong; Rover Store; Rivers Edge, Thomasville; Young's Produce; Alton Senior Center; Mills Feed; Oregon County Extension, Alton; McFann's Garage; Myrtle Quick Stop; Indian Country Junction, Myrtle; Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center; Hirsch Feed and Tindle's Feed, Thayer.. ...
DTF scores $2 million in drugs (01/08/04)
Drugs seized off the streets in the 16th Judicial District in the year 2003 totaled $2,152,740, according to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Investigator Scott Russell. Four hundred one cases were opened within the 16th Judicial District which includes the following breakdown by county: Fulton County 65; Izard County 37; Stone County 14; Independence County 227; and Cleburne County 58...
Students recognized at Alton (01/08/04)
Twenty-seven Alton High School students were recognized as November students of the month. They are: Samantha Allred, Marissa Barton, Dustin Blankinship, Heather Deckard, Matthew Frisk, Jimmy Gatewood, Gavonna Gray, Cassie Hardwick, Amber Harvey, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Hatterman, Alex Hodges, Randy Hodo, Joe Jezbera, Treshera Jones, Laci King, Brooke Lindemann, Blake Orr, Heath Palmer, Marlene Pfister, Tina Rudd, Katherine Russback, Jonathan Snyder, Roanna Snyder, Tyler Thompson, Adam Wiggs and Kyle Willard.. ...
Three take deals in circuit court (01/08/04)
Three plea agreements were accepted in Fulton County Circuit Court Jan. 5. Justin Clark, 21, was ordered to serve 60 months probation for delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine. Circuit Judge Tim Weaver also ordered Clark to pay fines of $3,500, court costs of $150 and a $250 DNA fee...
Highland band to hold cookie dough fund-raiser (01/08/04)
The Highland Band will begin its annual frozen cookie dough sale Jan. 6 to 13. Students in grades six to 12 will take orders for flavors such as chunky chocolate, white chocolate Macadamia nut, peanut butter, sugar, double chocolate chunk, honey oatmeal raisin, brownie and the new triple chunk...
Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans remember attack (01/08/04)
"Every year on the 7th of December, people across the country remember Pearl Harbor and all the people killed and wounded early on that Sunday morning in 1941, before most people had finished breakfast. Such a disaster should never be forgotten, and as veterans and friends and families of those who were there, we won't forget," said Nelson Gatewood, of VFW Post 4772...
Campaign puts checkpoints in county over holiday season (01/08/04)
To protect Sharp and Fulton county families during the recent holiday period, Health Resources of Arkansas supported state and local efforts to protect citizens from impaired drivers. As part of the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." national crackdown, HRA worked with partners to protect everyone from impaired drivers during this busy time of the year. ...
Powell inducted into PTK (01/08/04)
Judy L. Powell of Hardy was inducted into the Alpha Pi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Southwest Missouri State University Dec. 1, 2003. Powell is majoring in nursing. Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. ...
VFW, Auxiliary award students for essays (01/08/04)
The Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4772 and Auxiliary sponsored a national essay contest designed to give seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to use their writing skills and abilities to voice their opinion on the theme "My Dream for America."...
Powell inducted into PTK (01/08/04)
Judy L. Powell of Hardy was inducted into the Alpha Pi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Southwest Missouri State University Dec. 1, 2003. Powell is majoring in nursing. Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. ...
Campaign puts checkpoints in county over holiday season (01/08/04)
To protect Sharp and Fulton county families during the recent holiday period, Health Resources of Arkansas supported state and local efforts to protect citizens from impaired drivers. As part of the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." national crackdown, HRA worked with partners to protect everyone from impaired drivers during this busy time of the year. ...
Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans remember attack (01/08/04)
"Every year on the 7th of December, people across the country remember Pearl Harbor and all the people killed and wounded early on that Sunday morning in 1941, before most people had finished breakfast. Such a disaster should never be forgotten, and as veterans and friends and families of those who were there, we won't forget," said Nelson Gatewood, of VFW Post 4772...
Highland band to hold cookie dough fund-raiser (01/08/04)
The Highland Band will begin its annual frozen cookie dough sale Jan. 6 to 13. Students in grades six to 12 will take orders for flavors such as chunky chocolate, white chocolate Macadamia nut, peanut butter, sugar, double chocolate chunk, honey oatmeal raisin, brownie and the new triple chunk...
VFW, Auxiliary award students for essays (01/08/04)
The Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4772 and Auxiliary sponsored a national essay contest designed to give seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to use their writing skills and abilities to voice their opinion on the theme "My Dream for America."...
Bobcats burned by baseline bomb (01/08/04)
After suffering their first loss of the season to Walnut Grove in the semi-finals of the Cabool Holiday Tournament Dec. 29, the Thayer Bobcats were undoubtedly looking to start 2004 with a clean slate in the loss column by playing host to the ICC Cougars Jan. 4...
Selected parks open for Canada Geese hunting (01/08/04)
The Army Corps of Engineers announced recently that Canada Geese may be hunted in selected parks on Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes during the Arkansas Canada Goose season Jan. 8-30. Oakland, Buck Creek, Ozark Isle, Highway 125 and Lead Hill Parks on Bull Shoals Lake and Cranfield and Robinson Point Parks on Norfork Lake will be open for hunting Canada Geese only...
Burns' buzzer-beating bomb bests Bobcats (01/08/04)
It took 36 minutes and some clutch shooting under duress, but the ICC Cougars rang in the new year with a thrilling 58-53 overtime win against the homestanding Thayer Bobcats Jan. 2. Looking to get the bad taste of a disappointing 88-66 loss to Delaplaine in the NEA Tournament out of their mouths, the Cougars roared back and posted their first win of 2004 behind a big bomb from Justin Burns...
Bears run over Roadrunners (01/08/04)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears crushed the Oak Ridge Central Lady Roadrunners 51-31 Jan. 2 behind an impressive performance on the defensive end of the court. The Lady Bears jumped out an 11-3 lead after the first period of play, and held ORC to two points in the second period en route to a 27-5 lead at halftime...
Bears run over Roadrunners (01/08/04)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears crushed the Oak Ridge Central Lady Roadrunners 51-31 Jan. 2 behind an impressive performance on the defensive end of the court. The Lady Bears jumped out an 11-3 lead after the first period of play, and held ORC to two points in the second period en route to a 27-5 lead at halftime...
Bobcats burned by baseline bomb (01/08/04)
After suffering their first loss of the season to Walnut Grove in the semi-finals of the Cabool Holiday Tournament Dec. 29, the Thayer Bobcats were undoubtedly looking to start 2004 with a clean slate in the loss column by playing host to the ICC Cougars Jan. 4...
Selected parks open for Canada Geese hunting (01/08/04)
The Army Corps of Engineers announced recently that Canada Geese may be hunted in selected parks on Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes during the Arkansas Canada Goose season Jan. 8-30. Oakland, Buck Creek, Ozark Isle, Highway 125 and Lead Hill Parks on Bull Shoals Lake and Cranfield and Robinson Point Parks on Norfork Lake will be open for hunting Canada Geese only...
Burns' buzzer-beating bomb bests Bobcats (01/08/04)
It took 36 minutes and some clutch shooting under duress, but the ICC Cougars rang in the new year with a thrilling 58-53 overtime win against the homestanding Thayer Bobcats Jan. 2. Looking to get the bad taste of a disappointing 88-66 loss to Delaplaine in the NEA Tournament out of their mouths, the Cougars roared back and posted their first win of 2004 behind a big bomb from Justin Burns...
Ruby Geraldine Smith (01/08/04)
Ruby Geraldine Smith, daughter of the late Sam Smith and Verna Kerby Smith was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Fulton County, Ark., and died Dec. 25, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 64 years. In spite of her disability, she showed much love for her family and had a great sense of humor...
Christene Melton (01/08/04)
Christene Ramsey Melton, 65, of Brockwell, Ark., daughter of the late Charles R. Ramsey and Iba Johnston Ramsey, was born May 16, 1938, in Franklin, Ark. She died Dec. 31, 2003, at her home in Brockwell. She married Gale Wayne Melton April 7, 1978, in Franklin. She worked at McDonnell Douglas for 29-1/2 years until retirement. She attended Franklin Baptist Church...
Margaret Cargill (01/08/04)
Margaret Cargill, daughter of Harry H. Wilkinson and the late Sara Louise Wilkinson was born June 21, 1924, in Mitchell, Ind., and died Dec. 19, 2003, in Spartanburg, S.C., at the age of 79 years. She married Roy Cargill Sr. March 3, 1946, in Corydon, Ind...
Ann Manker (01/08/04)
Ann Manker, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, in White River Regional Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 15, 1934, in Neidenbach/Eifel, Germany, she was the daughter of Johann and Mary Hoeser. She was a homemaker and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Evelyn (Sally) Bonewits (01/08/04)
Evelyn (Sally) Laura Bonewits, 75, died Dec. 31, 2003, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born in Flint Mich., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jack R. Bonewits; two sons -- Stan Hurst of Charlotte, N.C., and Jack E. Bonewits of Griffith, Ind.; two daughters -- Carol Whieney of Duluth, Ga., and Martha Bonewits of Gary, Ind.; two brothers -- Jim Whatling of Port Hope, Mich., and Jerry Whatling of South Lyon, Mich.; seven grandchildren -- Jamie, Pat, Amanda, A.J., Dustin, Calvin and Kelsey; and six great-grandchildren -- Kaitlin, Brianna, Morgan, Madeline, Taylor and Gracie.. ...
"BR" Buford Ray Evans (01/08/04)
(BR) Buford Ray Evans, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Hardy, he was the son of Fred Kerry and Eva Armstrong Evans. The Evans family moved to Sharp County in the 1850s. BR was the fourth of six generations residing in the Hardy area. He worked for 31 years for John A. Cooper in Cherokee Village. He also worked for six years for Cherokee Frame Factory...
Mildred A. Holy (01/08/04)
Mildred A. Holy, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, died Jan. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Dec. 27, 1915 in Chicago, Ill. She was a beautician for several years and also was an office clerk for Boyle Midway. Survivors include a broher, Raymond Keen, of Horseshoe Bend...
Lois Pink Adams (01/08/04)
Lois Pink Adams, daughter of the late Lehman Bruce Manes and Nancy Carol Albright Manes, was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Camp, Ark., and died Dec. 24, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Alex Adams. She was a homemaker...
Robert Henry Rodgers (01/08/04)
Robert Henry Rodgers, 86, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 15, 1917, at Newport, Ark., the son of Eula Bell Dark Rodgers and Inward W. Rodgers. During his working years he was employed as a manager in retail groceries...
Dorothy Wisterman (01/08/04)
Dorothy Wisterman, 89, of Bardley, Mo., was born Jan. 19, 1914, in New Liberty community and died Dec. 13, 2003, at Ripley County Hospital in Doniphan, Mo. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Reddy of Bardley; one grandchild, Sheila Acker-man of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren -- Chris, Brian, Kelly and Cory; three great-great-grandchildren -- Katie, Kacey and Steven; and two half-sisters -- Geneva Cline and Norma Krause of Alton...
Faye Cochran Blevins (01/08/04)
Faye Cochran Blevins, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Watson Cochran was born Jan. 17, 1908 in Union, Ark. She died December 25, 2003, at Salem at the age of 95 years. She married John Arthur Blevins at Union and to this union a son was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Union, Ark...
Robert Lee McGriff (01/08/04)
Robert Lee McGriff Sr., son of the late Willie Fate McGriff and Alma Cathryn Kelley McGriff, was born on Feb. 22, 1930, in Leake County, Miss. He died Dec. 23, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1970, retiring with the rank of sergeant. ...
Jewell Duane Fulbright (01/08/04)
Jewell Duane Fulbright, 84, of North Little Rock, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, at his home. He was born May 31, 1919, near Cave City to Elbert Edward and Ella Story Fulbright. He worked 20 years in the aircraft industry in Wichita, Kan., and 20 years for Associated Management in Little Rock...
Imalene Thacker (01/08/04)
Imalene Thacker, 61, of Cave City died Dec. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born May 18, 1942, near Ben Gay, Ark., to Verner A. and Eulala Pinkston Cooper. She was a cook at the Cave City Nursing Home and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons -- Chuck Thacker and Junior Thacker, both of Cave City; two daughters -- Judy Webster of Cave City and Tina Belt of Cherokee Village; four brothers -- Clifton Cooper and Alton Cooper, both of Grange, Leland Cooper of Van Buren, and John Cooper of Batesville; four sisters -- Lorene Burge of Grange, Nina Jean Townsley and Bonnie Byrd, both of Cave City, and Betty James of Hardy; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Sidney Boyd Lankford (01/08/04)
Sidney Boyd Lank-ford, 79, of Hardy, died Dec. 31, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Tishimingo, Okla. He retired in El Paso, Texas, as a chief warrant officer (CW4) from the U.S. Army after more than 28 years including service as a paratrooper and a mechanic in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II in Japan and in the Korean Conflict...
Hubert Oscar Soward (01/08/04)
Hubert Oscar Soward, 91, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 29, 1912, near Ash Flat he was the son of David and Maggie Cameron Soward. He was a farmer and a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Martic Jay Smith (01/08/04)
Martic Jay Smith, of Melbourne, son of the late Enoch Smith and Annie Smith, was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Haleyville, Okla. He died Dec. 25, 2003, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 79 years. Martic served in the United States Army during World War II with the 101 Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged attaining the rank of Private First Class and was a Purple Heart recipient...
Hazel Nell Blevins (01/08/04)
Hazel Nell Blevins, 81, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Clede Homer and Mable M. Billingsley Moser was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Violet Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 31, 2003, at Salem. She married Floyd Calvin Blevins Dec. 4, 1943, at Violet Hill, Ark. She spent her working years as a wife, and a teacher for the Salem, Violet Hill, and Viola School Districts. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church in Salem...
Mary Louise Danielson (01/08/04)
Mary Louise Danielson, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, at Ash Flat Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Born June 14, 1928, in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of John J. and Louise A. Marrah. On June 13, 1948, she married Robert Danielson in Roseville, Ill...
Lela Virginia Newman (01/08/04)
Lela Virginia Newman, daughter of the late B.L. Clark and Ora Margaret Crass Clark, was born May 12, 1912, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Dec. 23, 2003, in Thayer at the age of 91 years. She was united in marriage to Charley Buckley who preceded her in death...
Kermit A. Larson (01/08/04)
Kermit A. Larson, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, in Horseshoe Bend. Born at Wahoo, Neb., he was the son of Alred and Hannah Olsen Larson. He was employed by the Iowa Department of Trans-portation in Ames, Iowa for 37 years. He was a World War II veteran of Army Air Corps. ...
Zelma Faye Gilson (01/08/04)
Zelma Faye Brooks Gilson, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Thomas Washington Brooks and Eva Morse Brooks, was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Gid, Ark. She died Dec. 28, 2003, in Mountain Home at the age of 72 years. She married Bob Gilson. During her working years she worked at Baxter Lab and was a housewife and mother...
Jim L. Reese (01/08/04)
Jim L. Reese, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Mountain View, Ark., and died Dec. 23, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He moved to Mammoth Spring, Ark. in 1948, operating the Mammoth Spring Livestock Auction until closing it in 1966. From 1968 to 1985, he operated the Central Ozark Livestock Auction in West Plains, Mo...
Doris Ann Schuster (01/08/04)
Doris Ann Schuster, daughter of the late Elbert Davidson and Ethel Wynn Davidson, was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Thayer, Mo., and died Dec. 21, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. She was united in marriage a April 10, 1948, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Huston Mondy...
Ralph William Ball Sr. (01/08/04)
Ralph William Ball Sr., son of the late Russell E. Ball and Margaret Gayhart Ball, was born May 22, 1935, in Versailles, Mo., and died Jan. 1, 2004, in Cherokee Village, Ark at the age of 68 years. He married Aug. 20, 1955, in Peru, Ind., to Elizabeth Sue Swartz...
Lavenia Alice Simpson (01/08/04)
Lavenia Alice Simpson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2004, at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville. Born May 4, 1908, near Imboden, she was the daughter of Henry and Sallie May Goad Massey. She was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade First Baptist Church...
James Robert McGlinn (01/08/04)
James Robert McGlinn, 82, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Delphi, Ind., he married Dorothy Beetsma Sept. 16, 1942, in Demotte, Ind. He retired after farming for many years in Hebron, Ind...
Georgia Beebe (01/08/04)
Georgia Geloria Montgom-ery Beebe, daughter of the late William I. and Susan Emma Lynch Montgomery was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Manilla, Ark. She died Dec. 26, 2003, at her residence in Calico Rock at the age of 80 years. She married A.C. Beebe in 1947, in Hernando, Miss., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Tollie V. Haughn (01/08/04)
Tollie V. Haughn, 91, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2003. He was born April 29, 1912, in Elizabeth, Ark., to Joseph N. and Laura R. Foster Haughn. He married the former Gracie Baker on March 18, 1931, at Salem, Ark., and he lived in the Mountain Home area for 30 years after working in California and Missouri in agriculture; and in later years as a carpenter. He helped construct the Bull Shoals Dam...
Christeen Barnhill (01/08/04)
Christeen Barnhill, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. Born March 8, 1931, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Nora Ballard Staggs. She worked as a certified nurse's aide. She was also a homemaker and a devoted mother. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and fishing. She was of the Baptist faith...
Evelyn (Sally) Bonewits (01/08/04)
Evelyn (Sally) Laura Bonewits, 75, died Dec. 31, 2003, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born in Flint Mich., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jack R. Bonewits; two sons -- Stan Hurst of Charlotte, N.C., and Jack E. Bonewits of Griffith, Ind.; two daughters -- Carol Whieney of Duluth, Ga., and Martha Bonewits of Gary, Ind.; two brothers -- Jim Whatling of Port Hope, Mich., and Jerry Whatling of South Lyon, Mich.; seven grandchildren -- Jamie, Pat, Amanda, A.J., Dustin, Calvin and Kelsey; and six great-grandchildren -- Kaitlin, Brianna, Morgan, Madeline, Taylor and Gracie.. ...
Robert Lee McGriff (01/08/04)
Robert Lee McGriff Sr., son of the late Willie Fate McGriff and Alma Cathryn Kelley McGriff, was born on Feb. 22, 1930, in Leake County, Miss. He died Dec. 23, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1970, retiring with the rank of sergeant. ...
Imalene Thacker (01/08/04)
Imalene Thacker, 61, of Cave City died Dec. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born May 18, 1942, near Ben Gay, Ark., to Verner A. and Eulala Pinkston Cooper. She was a cook at the Cave City Nursing Home and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons -- Chuck Thacker and Junior Thacker, both of Cave City; two daughters -- Judy Webster of Cave City and Tina Belt of Cherokee Village; four brothers -- Clifton Cooper and Alton Cooper, both of Grange, Leland Cooper of Van Buren, and John Cooper of Batesville; four sisters -- Lorene Burge of Grange, Nina Jean Townsley and Bonnie Byrd, both of Cave City, and Betty James of Hardy; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Jewell Duane Fulbright (01/08/04)
Jewell Duane Fulbright, 84, of North Little Rock, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, at his home. He was born May 31, 1919, near Cave City to Elbert Edward and Ella Story Fulbright. He worked 20 years in the aircraft industry in Wichita, Kan., and 20 years for Associated Management in Little Rock...
Martic Jay Smith (01/08/04)
Martic Jay Smith, of Melbourne, son of the late Enoch Smith and Annie Smith, was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Haleyville, Okla. He died Dec. 25, 2003, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 79 years. Martic served in the United States Army during World War II with the 101 Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged attaining the rank of Private First Class and was a Purple Heart recipient...
Mary Louise Danielson (01/08/04)
Mary Louise Danielson, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, at Ash Flat Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Born June 14, 1928, in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of John J. and Louise A. Marrah. On June 13, 1948, she married Robert Danielson in Roseville, Ill...
Margaret Cargill (01/08/04)
Margaret Cargill, daughter of Harry H. Wilkinson and the late Sara Louise Wilkinson was born June 21, 1924, in Mitchell, Ind., and died Dec. 19, 2003, in Spartanburg, S.C., at the age of 79 years. She married Roy Cargill Sr. March 3, 1946, in Corydon, Ind...
Ann Manker (01/08/04)
Ann Manker, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2003, in White River Regional Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 15, 1934, in Neidenbach/Eifel, Germany, she was the daughter of Johann and Mary Hoeser. She was a homemaker and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
"BR" Buford Ray Evans (01/08/04)
(BR) Buford Ray Evans, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Hardy, he was the son of Fred Kerry and Eva Armstrong Evans. The Evans family moved to Sharp County in the 1850s. BR was the fourth of six generations residing in the Hardy area. He worked for 31 years for John A. Cooper in Cherokee Village. He also worked for six years for Cherokee Frame Factory...
Lois Pink Adams (01/08/04)
Lois Pink Adams, daughter of the late Lehman Bruce Manes and Nancy Carol Albright Manes, was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Camp, Ark., and died Dec. 24, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Alex Adams. She was a homemaker...
Faye Cochran Blevins (01/08/04)
Faye Cochran Blevins, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Watson Cochran was born Jan. 17, 1908 in Union, Ark. She died December 25, 2003, at Salem at the age of 95 years. She married John Arthur Blevins at Union and to this union a son was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Union, Ark...
Christene Melton (01/08/04)
Christene Ramsey Melton, 65, of Brockwell, Ark., daughter of the late Charles R. Ramsey and Iba Johnston Ramsey, was born May 16, 1938, in Franklin, Ark. She died Dec. 31, 2003, at her home in Brockwell. She married Gale Wayne Melton April 7, 1978, in Franklin. She worked at McDonnell Douglas for 29-1/2 years until retirement. She attended Franklin Baptist Church...
Doris Ann Schuster (01/08/04)
Doris Ann Schuster, daughter of the late Elbert Davidson and Ethel Wynn Davidson, was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Thayer, Mo., and died Dec. 21, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. She was united in marriage a April 10, 1948, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Huston Mondy...
Mildred A. Holy (01/08/04)
Mildred A. Holy, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, died Jan. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Dec. 27, 1915 in Chicago, Ill. She was a beautician for several years and also was an office clerk for Boyle Midway. Survivors include a broher, Raymond Keen, of Horseshoe Bend...
Zelma Faye Gilson (01/08/04)
Zelma Faye Brooks Gilson, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Thomas Washington Brooks and Eva Morse Brooks, was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Gid, Ark. She died Dec. 28, 2003, in Mountain Home at the age of 72 years. She married Bob Gilson. During her working years she worked at Baxter Lab and was a housewife and mother...
Christeen Barnhill (01/08/04)
Christeen Barnhill, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. Born March 8, 1931, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Nora Ballard Staggs. She worked as a certified nurse's aide. She was also a homemaker and a devoted mother. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and fishing. She was of the Baptist faith...
Tollie V. Haughn (01/08/04)
Tollie V. Haughn, 91, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2003. He was born April 29, 1912, in Elizabeth, Ark., to Joseph N. and Laura R. Foster Haughn. He married the former Gracie Baker on March 18, 1931, at Salem, Ark., and he lived in the Mountain Home area for 30 years after working in California and Missouri in agriculture; and in later years as a carpenter. He helped construct the Bull Shoals Dam...
James Robert McGlinn (01/08/04)
James Robert McGlinn, 82, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Delphi, Ind., he married Dorothy Beetsma Sept. 16, 1942, in Demotte, Ind. He retired after farming for many years in Hebron, Ind...
Ralph William Ball Sr. (01/08/04)
Ralph William Ball Sr., son of the late Russell E. Ball and Margaret Gayhart Ball, was born May 22, 1935, in Versailles, Mo., and died Jan. 1, 2004, in Cherokee Village, Ark at the age of 68 years. He married Aug. 20, 1955, in Peru, Ind., to Elizabeth Sue Swartz...
Lavenia Alice Simpson (01/08/04)
Lavenia Alice Simpson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2004, at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville. Born May 4, 1908, near Imboden, she was the daughter of Henry and Sallie May Goad Massey. She was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade First Baptist Church...
Jim L. Reese (01/08/04)
Jim L. Reese, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Mountain View, Ark., and died Dec. 23, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He moved to Mammoth Spring, Ark. in 1948, operating the Mammoth Spring Livestock Auction until closing it in 1966. From 1968 to 1985, he operated the Central Ozark Livestock Auction in West Plains, Mo...
Ruby Geraldine Smith (01/08/04)
Ruby Geraldine Smith, daughter of the late Sam Smith and Verna Kerby Smith was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Fulton County, Ark., and died Dec. 25, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 64 years. In spite of her disability, she showed much love for her family and had a great sense of humor...
Robert Henry Rodgers (01/08/04)
Robert Henry Rodgers, 86, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 15, 1917, at Newport, Ark., the son of Eula Bell Dark Rodgers and Inward W. Rodgers. During his working years he was employed as a manager in retail groceries...
Sidney Boyd Lankford (01/08/04)
Sidney Boyd Lank-ford, 79, of Hardy, died Dec. 31, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Tishimingo, Okla. He retired in El Paso, Texas, as a chief warrant officer (CW4) from the U.S. Army after more than 28 years including service as a paratrooper and a mechanic in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II in Japan and in the Korean Conflict...
Hubert Oscar Soward (01/08/04)
Hubert Oscar Soward, 91, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 29, 1912, near Ash Flat he was the son of David and Maggie Cameron Soward. He was a farmer and a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Georgia Beebe (01/08/04)
Georgia Geloria Montgom-ery Beebe, daughter of the late William I. and Susan Emma Lynch Montgomery was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Manilla, Ark. She died Dec. 26, 2003, at her residence in Calico Rock at the age of 80 years. She married A.C. Beebe in 1947, in Hernando, Miss., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Hazel Nell Blevins (01/08/04)
Hazel Nell Blevins, 81, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Clede Homer and Mable M. Billingsley Moser was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Violet Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 31, 2003, at Salem. She married Floyd Calvin Blevins Dec. 4, 1943, at Violet Hill, Ark. She spent her working years as a wife, and a teacher for the Salem, Violet Hill, and Viola School Districts. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church in Salem...
Kermit A. Larson (01/08/04)
Kermit A. Larson, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2003, in Horseshoe Bend. Born at Wahoo, Neb., he was the son of Alred and Hannah Olsen Larson. He was employed by the Iowa Department of Trans-portation in Ames, Iowa for 37 years. He was a World War II veteran of Army Air Corps. ...