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Stories from Friday, January 7, 2005

Essie Lene Williams (01/07/05)
Essie Lene Darty Watkins Williams, 78, of Batesville, died Dec. 24, 2004, at Jonesboro. She was born March 7, 1926, at Lacrosse, Ark., to Earnest William and Lizzie Darty. She had worked for the North Arkansas Clinic and White River Medical Center in Batesville and was a member of Bethel AME Church in Batesville...
Harrell Douglas (01/07/05)
Harrell Douglas, 58, of Hoxie, formerly of Nelsonville and Ash Flat, died Jan. 2, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Dec. 18, 1946, at Little Rock, he was the son of Samson Leonard and Dula Juanita Boyer Douglas. He atttended Helping Hands School at Salem, participated in Special Olympics and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Loretta P. Springer (01/07/05)
Loretta P. Springer, 83, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 27, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Muncie, Ind., the daughter of Estel Hopper and Lula Foster Hopper. She was a homemaker. She was married to Lawrence Springer...
Mary Lou Conrow (01/07/05)
Mary Lou Conrow, 65, daughter of Troy and Mildred Marchant Foster, was born July 21, 1939, at Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 2, 2005, at KU Medical in Kansas City, Mo. She spent her years as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church...
Kenni Lynn Baldridge (01/07/05)
Kenni Lynn Baldridge, 35, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Baldridge was born on July 6, 1969, in Harrisburg, Ark. 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 in Highland. She was a homemaker...
Vivian Edith Parsons (01/07/05)
Vivian E. McNair Parsons was born July 26, 1927, in Independence, Mo. She is the daughter of Joseph S. and Tressie Burke McNair. Vivian died Dec. 16, 2004, in Clinton, Mo. She married Joseph Parsons in 1947; he died Aug. 17, 1998. They lived in Clinton, Mo. most of their married life. She grew up at Camp, Ark., and graduated from Salem High School. She was a homemaker and also had become a fine jeweler...
Anna Mooney Grice (01/07/05)
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...
Duane Earl McGhee (01/07/05)
Duane Earl McGhee, 56, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2004. He was born March 23, 1948, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Rachel L. Cypret McGhee and Rathe Lee McGhee. He was a member and deacon at the Church of God at Pocahontas, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Rita Joan McGhee of Pocahontas; two daughters -- Stephanie Lynn Difani of Beebe, and Kristina Dawn Rush of Beebe; four grandchildren -- Brett Difani, Blake Difani, Brennen Rush and Braidon Rush all of Beebe, Ark.; a brother, Gary McGhee of Couch; two sisters -- Janet Roberts and Gale Weber of Couch, Mo.. ...
Martha Jean Hollis (01/07/05)
Martha Jean Hollis, 54, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 26, 1950, in Cullman, Ala., and died Dec. 24, 2004, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Ed Sollock of the home; her moher, Jean Simmons of Thayer, Mo.; two children -- Chad Hollis and wife, Sherry, of Pomona, Mo., and Kelly Hollis and fiancee, Ned Chapman, of Thayer, Mo.; two grandchildren -- Chase Hollis and Shelby Scaggs; three brothers -- Junior Simmons and wife, Linda, of Thayer, Tom Simmons and wife, Connie, of Norman, Okla., David Simmons and wife, Sheri, of Cherokee Village, Ark.; four sisters -- Holly Crass and husband, Glen, of Thayer, Diane Roberson of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Kim Spencer and husband, John, of Thayer, and Kamala Crone of Thayer.. ...
Verbyl Christenberry (01/07/05)
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...
Kaylee Ann Benson (01/07/05)
A graveside service for Kaylee Ann Eizabeth Benson was held Dec. 31, 2004, at Fairview Cemetery in Salem. She died Dec. 27, 2004 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Dec. 27, 2004, at Mountain Home, the daugher of Chris and Stacy Benson of Salem. ...
Janeice Sherman (01/07/05)
Janeice Farel-Boles Sherman, 63, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Lucille Shrable Farel Boles and the late Ray Farel, was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Vidette, Ark. She died Dec. 30, 2004, at her home in Viola. She married Charles Sherman Aug. 30, 1961, in Viola. ...
Edna VanWinkle (01/07/05)
Edna Teresa Burns VanWinkle, 96, daughter of the late George and Jennie Burns, was born on Oct. 29, 1908, at Arma, Kan. She married Albert E. Harmon and later Charlie VanWinkle. She was the mother of three children. She died Dec. 30, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark. She spent her life as a wife, mother, a homemaker and a housekeeper. She was of the Catholic faith...
Earnest J. Roberts (01/07/05)
Earnest J. Roberts, 82, of Jesup, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 17, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., to George and Ada Golf Roberts. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Poughkeep-sie Masonic Lodge and was of the Methodist faith...
Carrol Ray Oliver (01/07/05)
Carrol Ray Oliver, 65, of Glencoe, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Jan. 21, 1939, in Sturgis, S.D., he was the son of Kenneth and Edna Remington Oliver. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Linda K. Wright May 28, 1976, at the Ellsworth Air force Base in South Dakota...
Ira Glen Pemberton (01/07/05)
Ira Glen Pemberton, 91, of Gepp, Ark., son of the late Dave Pemberton and Artie Brown Pemberton, was born Sept. 13, 1913. He died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home in Gepp. He married Emma Price July 6, 1941, at Salem. He was employed for many years by the Arkansas Highway Department as a deck hand on the Lake Norfork Ferry Boat...
Cleo Elizabeth Britton (01/07/05)
Cleo Elizabeth Britton, 93, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., 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...
George Edward Jenkins (01/07/05)
George Edward Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, at Hardy. He was born in Tennessee. He 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...
Essie Lene Williams (01/07/05)
Essie Lene Darty Watkins Williams, 78, of Batesville, died Dec. 24, 2004, at Jonesboro. She was born March 7, 1926, at Lacrosse, Ark., to Earnest William and Lizzie Darty. She had worked for the North Arkansas Clinic and White River Medical Center in Batesville and was a member of Bethel AME Church in Batesville...
Cleo Elizabeth Britton (01/07/05)
Cleo Elizabeth Britton, 93, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., 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...
Ira Glen Pemberton (01/07/05)
Ira Glen Pemberton, 91, of Gepp, Ark., son of the late Dave Pemberton and Artie Brown Pemberton, was born Sept. 13, 1913. He died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home in Gepp. He married Emma Price July 6, 1941, at Salem. He was employed for many years by the Arkansas Highway Department as a deck hand on the Lake Norfork Ferry Boat...
Carrol Ray Oliver (01/07/05)
Carrol Ray Oliver, 65, of Glencoe, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Jan. 21, 1939, in Sturgis, S.D., he was the son of Kenneth and Edna Remington Oliver. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Linda K. Wright May 28, 1976, at the Ellsworth Air force Base in South Dakota...
Earnest J. Roberts (01/07/05)
Earnest J. Roberts, 82, of Jesup, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 17, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., to George and Ada Golf Roberts. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Poughkeep-sie Masonic Lodge and was of the Methodist faith...
Vivian Edith Parsons (01/07/05)
Vivian E. McNair Parsons was born July 26, 1927, in Independence, Mo. She is the daughter of Joseph S. and Tressie Burke McNair. Vivian died Dec. 16, 2004, in Clinton, Mo. She married Joseph Parsons in 1947; he died Aug. 17, 1998. They lived in Clinton, Mo. most of their married life. She grew up at Camp, Ark., and graduated from Salem High School. She was a homemaker and also had become a fine jeweler...
Kenni Lynn Baldridge (01/07/05)
Kenni Lynn Baldridge, 35, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Baldridge was born on July 6, 1969, in Harrisburg, Ark. 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 in Highland. She was a homemaker...
Mary Lou Conrow (01/07/05)
Mary Lou Conrow, 65, daughter of Troy and Mildred Marchant Foster, was born July 21, 1939, at Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 2, 2005, at KU Medical in Kansas City, Mo. She spent her years as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church...
Loretta P. Springer (01/07/05)
Loretta P. Springer, 83, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 27, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Muncie, Ind., the daughter of Estel Hopper and Lula Foster Hopper. She was a homemaker. She was married to Lawrence Springer...
Harrell Douglas (01/07/05)
Harrell Douglas, 58, of Hoxie, formerly of Nelsonville and Ash Flat, died Jan. 2, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Dec. 18, 1946, at Little Rock, he was the son of Samson Leonard and Dula Juanita Boyer Douglas. He atttended Helping Hands School at Salem, participated in Special Olympics and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Anna Mooney Grice (01/07/05)
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...
Duane Earl McGhee (01/07/05)
Duane Earl McGhee, 56, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2004. He was born March 23, 1948, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Rachel L. Cypret McGhee and Rathe Lee McGhee. He was a member and deacon at the Church of God at Pocahontas, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Rita Joan McGhee of Pocahontas; two daughters -- Stephanie Lynn Difani of Beebe, and Kristina Dawn Rush of Beebe; four grandchildren -- Brett Difani, Blake Difani, Brennen Rush and Braidon Rush all of Beebe, Ark.; a brother, Gary McGhee of Couch; two sisters -- Janet Roberts and Gale Weber of Couch, Mo.. ...
Martha Jean Hollis (01/07/05)
Martha Jean Hollis, 54, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 26, 1950, in Cullman, Ala., and died Dec. 24, 2004, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Ed Sollock of the home; her moher, Jean Simmons of Thayer, Mo.; two children -- Chad Hollis and wife, Sherry, of Pomona, Mo., and Kelly Hollis and fiancee, Ned Chapman, of Thayer, Mo.; two grandchildren -- Chase Hollis and Shelby Scaggs; three brothers -- Junior Simmons and wife, Linda, of Thayer, Tom Simmons and wife, Connie, of Norman, Okla., David Simmons and wife, Sheri, of Cherokee Village, Ark.; four sisters -- Holly Crass and husband, Glen, of Thayer, Diane Roberson of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Kim Spencer and husband, John, of Thayer, and Kamala Crone of Thayer.. ...
Verbyl Christenberry (01/07/05)
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...
Kaylee Ann Benson (01/07/05)
A graveside service for Kaylee Ann Eizabeth Benson was held Dec. 31, 2004, at Fairview Cemetery in Salem. She died Dec. 27, 2004 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Dec. 27, 2004, at Mountain Home, the daugher of Chris and Stacy Benson of Salem. ...
Janeice Sherman (01/07/05)
Janeice Farel-Boles Sherman, 63, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Lucille Shrable Farel Boles and the late Ray Farel, was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Vidette, Ark. She died Dec. 30, 2004, at her home in Viola. She married Charles Sherman Aug. 30, 1961, in Viola. ...
Edna VanWinkle (01/07/05)
Edna Teresa Burns VanWinkle, 96, daughter of the late George and Jennie Burns, was born on Oct. 29, 1908, at Arma, Kan. She married Albert E. Harmon and later Charlie VanWinkle. She was the mother of three children. She died Dec. 30, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark. She spent her life as a wife, mother, a homemaker and a housekeeper. She was of the Catholic faith...
George Edward Jenkins (01/07/05)
George Edward Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, at Hardy. He was born in Tennessee. He 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...