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Stories from Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Mary Maude White (10/26/04)
Mary Maude Shaver (Mrs. John H.) White, 87, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 12, 2004, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., from complications of acute leukemia. The funeral was Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel at Highland with Bobby Garner and Johnny Carter officiating. Burial followed at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Ark., east of Searcy. Arrangements were by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel...
Lorene White Bales (10/26/04)
Lorene White Bales, 57, of Viola, daughter of Claude White and the late Juanita Jewel Savage White was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 15, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark., She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, homemaker and seamstress for the Mar-Bax Shirt Company. She was a member of Viola Assembly of God Church...
Verbal Baker (10/26/04)
Verbal Baker, 86, of Alton, was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Otis Lee Harper and Mary Frances Bonds Harper. She died Oct. 7, 2004, in Thayer. She was united in marriage July 2, 1938, in Alton to John A. Baker. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother and was a wonderful cook. She was a cook for the Alton School District for many years, giving each student that special attention she thought was needed...
Parlie A. Williams (10/26/04)
Parlie A. Williams, 91, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 21, 1912, in Alton, Mo., and died Oct. 8, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Perkins and husband, Fred, of Alton; a son-in-law, Sherman Barr of Macon, Mo.; five grandchildren -- Allen Perkins and wife, Linda, Calvin Eversole Perkins, Russell Barr and wife, Carol, Karen Tabor and husband, Rev. ...
Ioney Ring Flannigan (10/26/04)
Ioney Ring Flannigan, 90, of Evening Shade died Oct. 9, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 18, 1914, near Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Cassel and Nettie Ring Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ...
Gene W. Williams (10/26/04)
Gene William Will-iams, 76, of Wellsville, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2004, at his residence in Wellsville. He was born April 13, 1928, in Alton, Mo., to Jesse Monroe and Martha Sisco Williams. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Ann Jones in Salem, Ark., in 1950. They would have been married 54 years on Oct. 14, 2004...
Cecil Weldon Zeigler (10/26/04)
Cecil Weldon Zeigler, 75, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Vernon Bentley and Lillie Florence Coggins Zeigler, was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Glencoe. He died Oct. 16, 2004, at his home. He was united in marriage to Joyce Earlene Benton on Feb. 24, 1951, in Glencoe. ...
James "J.C." Cowles (10/26/04)
Former Thayer resident James Clayton "J.C." Cowles, 83, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sept. 26, 2004. J.C. was born April 14, 1921, in Peckham, Okla., to Charles H. and Faye Cowles. He attended school in Latham, Kan., where he received an award for 12 years of perfect attendance, never absent, never tardy...
Gerald Wayne Thomas (10/26/04)
Gerald Wayne Thomas, 50, of Breckenridge Hills, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2004, in Creve Coeur, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1954, in St. Louis to Melvis "Dock" and Dorothy Burns Thomas. He was small engine mechanic and of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors are his wife, Donna Lamastus Thomas of the home; four sons -- Brian Thomas, Craig Thomas, Keith Thomas and Stephen Thomas, all of St. Louis; a daughter, Emily Thomas of the home; his mother -- Dorothy Thomas of Smithville; and eight grandchildren...
Bobbie J. Ballard (10/26/04)
Bobbie J. Ballard, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept. 7, 1932, at Batesville, Ark., to Lawrence Marvin and Hattie Maude Thompson Weaver. She was a homemaker, past member of the order of the Eastern Star, a foster grandparent at Evening Shade School and attended the First Baptist Church at Evening Shade...
Leroy Cooley (10/26/04)
Leroy Cooley, son of Joseph Otto Cooley and Anna Mae Brooks Cooley, was born Feb. 19, 1949 at Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He married Ann Ella Wooldridge on Nov. 12 1966, in Cave Cave, Ark. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Izard County and for Atlas Asphalt. Leroy died Oct. 12, 2004, at the age of 55 years. He was a member of of Midway Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter...
Charlotte Summers (10/26/04)
Charlotte Summers, 74, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 11, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Iowa, she was the daughter of Jollie Davis and Lena Hanscome Davis. She was married to Bobby D. Summers. She was employed as a housekeeping manager for West Plains Nursing Home and Spring River Beach Club...
Mary Maude White (10/26/04)
Mary Maude Shaver (Mrs. John H.) White, 87, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 12, 2004, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., from complications of acute leukemia. The funeral was Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel at Highland with Bobby Garner and Johnny Carter officiating. Burial followed at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Ark., east of Searcy. Arrangements were by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel...
Lorene White Bales (10/26/04)
Lorene White Bales, 57, of Viola, daughter of Claude White and the late Juanita Jewel Savage White was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 15, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark., She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, homemaker and seamstress for the Mar-Bax Shirt Company. She was a member of Viola Assembly of God Church...
Verbal Baker (10/26/04)
Verbal Baker, 86, of Alton, was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Otis Lee Harper and Mary Frances Bonds Harper. She died Oct. 7, 2004, in Thayer. She was united in marriage July 2, 1938, in Alton to John A. Baker. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother and was a wonderful cook. She was a cook for the Alton School District for many years, giving each student that special attention she thought was needed...
Parlie A. Williams (10/26/04)
Parlie A. Williams, 91, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 21, 1912, in Alton, Mo., and died Oct. 8, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Perkins and husband, Fred, of Alton; a son-in-law, Sherman Barr of Macon, Mo.; five grandchildren -- Allen Perkins and wife, Linda, Calvin Eversole Perkins, Russell Barr and wife, Carol, Karen Tabor and husband, Rev. ...
Ioney Ring Flannigan (10/26/04)
Ioney Ring Flannigan, 90, of Evening Shade died Oct. 9, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 18, 1914, near Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Cassel and Nettie Ring Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ...
Gene W. Williams (10/26/04)
Gene William Will-iams, 76, of Wellsville, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2004, at his residence in Wellsville. He was born April 13, 1928, in Alton, Mo., to Jesse Monroe and Martha Sisco Williams. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Ann Jones in Salem, Ark., in 1950. They would have been married 54 years on Oct. 14, 2004...
Cecil Weldon Zeigler (10/26/04)
Cecil Weldon Zeigler, 75, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Vernon Bentley and Lillie Florence Coggins Zeigler, was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Glencoe. He died Oct. 16, 2004, at his home. He was united in marriage to Joyce Earlene Benton on Feb. 24, 1951, in Glencoe. ...
James "J.C." Cowles (10/26/04)
Former Thayer resident James Clayton "J.C." Cowles, 83, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sept. 26, 2004. J.C. was born April 14, 1921, in Peckham, Okla., to Charles H. and Faye Cowles. He attended school in Latham, Kan., where he received an award for 12 years of perfect attendance, never absent, never tardy...
Gerald Wayne Thomas (10/26/04)
Gerald Wayne Thomas, 50, of Breckenridge Hills, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2004, in Creve Coeur, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1954, in St. Louis to Melvis "Dock" and Dorothy Burns Thomas. He was small engine mechanic and of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors are his wife, Donna Lamastus Thomas of the home; four sons -- Brian Thomas, Craig Thomas, Keith Thomas and Stephen Thomas, all of St. Louis; a daughter, Emily Thomas of the home; his mother -- Dorothy Thomas of Smithville; and eight grandchildren...
Bobbie J. Ballard (10/26/04)
Bobbie J. Ballard, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept. 7, 1932, at Batesville, Ark., to Lawrence Marvin and Hattie Maude Thompson Weaver. She was a homemaker, past member of the order of the Eastern Star, a foster grandparent at Evening Shade School and attended the First Baptist Church at Evening Shade...
Leroy Cooley (10/26/04)
Leroy Cooley, son of Joseph Otto Cooley and Anna Mae Brooks Cooley, was born Feb. 19, 1949 at Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He married Ann Ella Wooldridge on Nov. 12 1966, in Cave Cave, Ark. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Izard County and for Atlas Asphalt. Leroy died Oct. 12, 2004, at the age of 55 years. He was a member of of Midway Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter...
Charlotte Summers (10/26/04)
Charlotte Summers, 74, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 11, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Iowa, she was the daughter of Jollie Davis and Lena Hanscome Davis. She was married to Bobby D. Summers. She was employed as a housekeeping manager for West Plains Nursing Home and Spring River Beach Club...