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Stories from Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Wyona J. Shade (01/04/05)
Wyona J. Shade, 78, of Ash Flat died Dec. 22, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born at Newark, Ohio and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Danene Shade Iliff of Cherokee Village. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marie and Andrew Baker...
William C. Orr (01/04/05)
William C. Orr, 85, of Sidney, formerly of Ash Flat, died Sept. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 5, 1919, in Ash Flat, he was the son of John and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He married Venita Faye Bates March 6, 1946, in Batesville...
Verbyl Christenberry (01/04/05)
Verbyl Lavaughn Christen-berry, 79, of Cave City died Dec. 26, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born Aug. 5, 1925, in Izard County, she was the daughter of Leonard and Ruby Taylor Marlin. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught at Sidney, Cave City and Poughkeepsie Schools. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Thomas Lee Ray Sr. (01/04/05)
Thomas Lee Ray Sr., 60, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 22, 2004, at his residence. He was born at Lepanto, Ark., and was employed during his working years as painter. Survivors include his wife, Janice Elaine Garner Ray of Cherokee Village; two daughters -- Tonya Marie Ray of Little Rock, and Heather Renee Davis of Bismark, Ark.; three sons -- Thomas Lee Ray Jr. of Kokomo, Ind., William Lee Ray of Subuta, Miss., and Joshua Keith Ray of Cherokee Village...
Tony Gengo (01/04/05)
Tony Gengo, 80, of Cave City died Aug. 31, 2004, on Black River near Lynn. Born Feb. 13, 1924, at Orange, Texas, he was the son of Charles Gengo Sr. and Mabel Flanigan Gengo. He retired from DuPont in Orange, Texas, was a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Troy Cannon (01/04/05)
Troy Cannon, 22, of Strawberry died Sept. 6, 2004, at Calamine. Born July 16, 1982, at Batesville, he was the son of John Monroe Cannon Jr. and Ramona Polston Cannon. He was a welder, having worked for Fluor Daniel's Construction, Triple H Construction and Penn and Pugh Construction. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Raymond Atkinson (01/04/05)
Raymond Henry Atkinson, 81, of Ash Flat died Aug. 24, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of William Elijah Atkinson and Lee Bacon Atkinson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. ...
Millie Liles (01/04/05)
Millie Liles, 71, of Cave City died Sept. 8, 2004, at her home in Cave City. Born Oct. 6, 1932, at Nelsonville, Ark., to Oda E. and Myrtle Smith Anderson. She retired from the San Diego Zoo and later Con Agra and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Miriam Coddington (01/04/05)
Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born in Findlay, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She worked as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church...
Loretta P. Springer (01/04/05)
Loretta P. Springer, 83, of Ash Flat died Dec. 27, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Born Jan. 8, 1921, in Muncie, Ind., she was the daughter of Estel Hopper and Lula Foster Hopper. She was a homemaker. She was married to Lawrence Earl Springer...
Krista Shawn Denton (01/04/05)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived most of her life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout troop leader. She was a youth bowling coach and a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Kayin Marie Heidy (01/04/05)
Kayin Marie Heidy, 59, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 18, 2004, at her home. Born May 26, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash., she was the daughter of Everett Quinliven and Marcella Pass Quinliven. She was married to Neal Heidy. She was employed at the Dollar General Store as a manager...
Kenni Lynn Baldridge (01/04/05)
Kenni Lynn Baldridge, 35, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 31, 2004, at her residence. Born July 6, 1969, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Robert Douglas and Jimmie Barnes Douglas. She married Allan Baldridge Jan. 9, 1995, in Egypt, Ark., She moved to the Sharp County area nine years ago from Harrisburg. She attended the Highland Assembly of God Church in Highland. She was a homemaker...
Joan Jones (01/04/05)
Joan Jones, 68, of Nelson-ville died Aug. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 7, 1935, at Manila, Ark., she was the daughter of Richard Benjamin and Dovie I. Forsythe Oates. She was a homemaker and member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Joan Hill (01/04/05)
Joan Hill, 81, of Monette Manor died Sept. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Fulton County. She moved to Jonesboro in 1966. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include two daughters -- Robbie Wallin of Jonesboro and Anna Long of Bono; a sister, Jane Martin of Batesville; seven grandchildren -- Hunter Long and Evan Long, both of Leachville, Brandon Fleming and Shawn Fleming, both of Bono, and Summer Wallin, Brawn Wallin and Brandi Wallin, all of Jonesboro.. ...
Junior Doyle (01/04/05)
Junior Doyle, 71, of Cave City died Sept. 18, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 1, 1932, at Saffell, he was the son of James Ernest and Virgie Lee Mize Doyle. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church at Cord...
James C. Bates (01/04/05)
James C. Bates, 56, of Hardy died Dec. 25, 2004, at his residence. Born June 2, 1948, in Little Rock, he was the son of Sherman and Merlene Actkinson Bates. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1967 until 1971. He served on the Coral Sea...
Hazel Rea Sanford Thompson (01/04/05)
Hazel Rea Sanford Thompson, 92, of Ash Flat, former resident of Colt, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in New Albany, Miss. She was married in 1925 to Thead Garland Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a homemaker and a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
George Jenkins (01/04/05)
George Edward Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 27, 2004, at Hardy. He was born in Tennessee and worked in food production at the Del Monte corporation. Survivors include a son, Paul Edward Jenkins of Gainesville, Mo., and two daughters -- Ann Anderson of Rochelle, Ill., and Debbie Ingram of Monument, Colo...
Frances Fischer (01/04/05)
Frances L. Fischer, 88, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 2, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 28, 1916, in North Little Rock, she was the daughter of William Jones and Pauline Rinke Jones. She married Paul Fischer in 1943 in Little Rock...
Ernst S. Wege (01/04/05)
Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973...
Ernest J. Roberts (01/04/05)
Ernest J. Roberts, 82, of Jesup, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 17, 1922, at Saffell, he was the son of George and Ada Golf Roberts. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Poughkeepsie Masonic Lodge and a Methodist...
David E. "Dick" Harris (01/04/05)
David E. "Dick" Harris, 82, of Highland died Dec. 25, 2004. Born Nov. 21, 1922, in Salem, he was the son of Guy O. and Mae Morrow Harris. Upon graduation from Salem High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as a radar man on the USS Prince William during World War II...
Cathy Miller (01/04/05)
Cathy Lee Miller, 46, of East Prairie, Mo., formerly of Melbourne, died Dec. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston, Mo. Born Sept. 24, 1958, at Robstown, Texas, she was the daughter of Johnnie August and Virgie Lee Nichols Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Charles Drumheller (01/04/05)
Charles "Chuck" Earl Drumheller, 52, of Hardy died Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 4, 1952, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of Kenneth Gardner and Evelyn Rogene Wible Drumheller. He was a personal financial planner with American Express/Investors Diversified Services, a member of the Elks Club Lodge 2539 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, Ill...
Cleo Elizabeth Britton (01/04/05)
Cleo Elizabeth Britton, 93, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cherokee Village and Culver City, Calif., died Dec. 30, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Born Aug. 23, 1911, in Olney, Ill., she was the daughter of Cora and Frank Britton, who preceded her in death...
Clayton Earl Sprague (01/04/05)
Clayton Earl Sprague of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 21, 2004, in Calico Rock, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. He was born June 6, 1918, in Utica, N.Y., the son of Floyd and Lillian Cole Sprague. He worked for General Electric as a supervisor in Washington, Iowa, from where he retired...
Charles Abbott (01/04/05)
Charles Lee Abbott, 65, of Pine Bluff died Aug. 20, 2004, at Pine Bluff. Born March 26, 1939, at Maynard, he was the son of Neoma Risenhover Gann of Walnut Ridge and Earl Abbott. He spent his working years as a press operator for a newspaper. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean conflict...
Blanche Taylor (01/04/05)
Blanche Taylor, 89, of Williford died Dec. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 22, 1915, in Trumann, she was the daughter of John and Dora Fraley Petty. She married Herchel Comptents Taylor in 1932 in Grubbs. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1986. She was a homemaker...
Billy Burba (01/04/05)
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville, he was the son of Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance. He was also a carpenter and had worked at Batesville Stockyard at Charlotte. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ...
Arilla Turner (01/04/05)
Arilla Turner, 79, of Mountain Home, formerly of Ash Flat, died Dec. 24, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Miss. Born March 20, 1925, in Wiseman, she was the daughter of Cecil Bell and Gladys Williams Bell. She married Kenneth Turner in 1946. She was employed as a nurse in the Ash Flat Clinic for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Angela Lea King (01/04/05)
Angela Lea Arnold King, 36, of Ash Flat died Sept. 2, 2004, at St. John's Medical in Springfield, Mo. Born Jan. 21, 1968, in Fort Rucker, Ala., she was the daughter of William Henry Arnold and Ruby Nadine Henry Arnold. She married Michael King April 5, 2000, in Ash Flat...
Anna Grice (01/04/05)
Anna Cassie Mooney Grice, 90, of Smithville died Dec. 30, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born April 23, 1914, at Ravenden Springs, she was the daughter of J.F. and Josephine Ray Mooney. She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...