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Stories from Thursday, January 20, 2005

Thayer on board with 63 expansion (01/20/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted Jan. 11 to accept a resolution supporting the four-lane expansion and improvement of Highway 63 from the Arkansas border through Thayer. The Transportation Advisory Committee from the South Central Region (of which Oregon County is a member) and Merimac Region recently formed a coalition of counties and cities that are interested in upgrading Highway 63 to a central four-lane corridor through Missouri...
Jeopardy! champ Jennings has Fulton County kin (01/20/05)
Question: Where is Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings' great-great-grandfather, Elias William Love Jennings, buried? Answer: Caney Spring Cemetery in the tiny Izard County community of Sage, near Melbourne. Jennings may or may not know where his ancestor is buried or his connections to this part of rural Arkansas, but his cousin, Jasmine Jennings, does...
Mammoth Spring sign project continues (01/20/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave the school board an update on the sign project at the school during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10. Taylor said the total project for the new digital message sign comes to $15,600. He said thanks to the generous contributions of the community, to date $13,054 had been contributed toward the project, with an estimated $2,500 left to raise...
Klum sentenced to 16 years in prison (01/20/05)
Fulton COUNTY -- A Thayer man who stole a van and led officers on a high speed chase from Thayer to Hardy, Ark., in September was sentenced to 16 years in prison by Judge Tim Weaver last week in Fulton County. Michael A. Klum, 20, was found guilty of aggravated assault, theft of property and criminal mischief in the first degree. Each count carries a four-year prison sentence and the sentences will run concurrently...
Everett assigned to state Education Committee (01/20/05)
Education reform has been a hot political issue in Arkansas over the last two years and there is no reversal in sight for the 85th Arkansas General Assembly as it convened Jan. 10 in Little Rock. Newly elected Arkansas House District 82 Representative Curren Everett, said his first experiences as a representative will be a trial by fire, if one of his committee assignments is an indication...
Mammoth Spring man wanted for drug offenses (01/20/05)
A Mammoth Spring man wanted on multiple drug offenses evaded capture Jan. 12 after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase south of Mammoth Spring. Joseph Robinson Jr. has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; and possession of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony...
Pryor named park assistant superintendent (01/20/05)
Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson has announced the park has a new assistant superintendent, Glenda Pryor. Pryor came to the park in December. She is originally from Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She now resides at the park...
MS man wanted on drug charges (01/20/05)
A Mammoth Spring man wanted on multiple drug offenses evaded capture Jan. 12 after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase south of Mammoth Spring. Joseph Robinson Jr. has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; and possession of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony...
DTF: 'We don't take threats lightly' (01/20/05)
A Salem man and his wife are expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder after law enforcement officers uncovered an alleged plot to murder 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell and Drug Task Force investigator Brian Sanderson...
Reading is fun ... (01/20/05)
Chillin': Fourth-graders Lorin Dewey (left) and Annie Howell read their school books from underneath their desks Jan. 19 in Mrs. Johnson 4th-grade class at the Viola Elementary School. Each day students have a 45-minute "leisure read" session in which they are allowed to read anywhere in the classroom -- including underneath their desks...
Thayer on board with 63 expansion (01/20/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted Jan. 11 to accept a resolution supporting the four-lane expansion and improvement of Highway 63 from the Arkansas border through Thayer. The Transportation Advisory Committee from the South Central Region (of which Oregon County is a member) and Merimac Region recently formed a coalition of counties and cities that are interested in upgrading Highway 63 to a central four-lane corridor through Missouri...
Mammoth Spring sign project continues (01/20/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave the school board an update on the sign project at the school during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10. Taylor said the total project for the new digital message sign comes to $15,600. He said thanks to the generous contributions of the community, to date $13,054 had been contributed toward the project, with an estimated $2,500 left to raise...
Jeopardy! champ Jennings has Fulton County kin (01/20/05)
Question: Where is Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings' great-great-grandfather, Elias William Love Jennings, buried? Answer: Caney Spring Cemetery in the tiny Izard County community of Sage, near Melbourne. Jennings may or may not know where his ancestor is buried or his connections to this part of rural Arkansas, but his cousin, Jasmine Jennings, does...
Klum sentenced to 16 years in prison (01/20/05)
Fulton COUNTY -- A Thayer man who stole a van and led officers on a high speed chase from Thayer to Hardy, Ark., in September was sentenced to 16 years in prison by Judge Tim Weaver last week in Fulton County. Michael A. Klum, 20, was found guilty of aggravated assault, theft of property and criminal mischief in the first degree. Each count carries a four-year prison sentence and the sentences will run concurrently...
Everett assigned to state Education Committee (01/20/05)
Education reform has been a hot political issue in Arkansas over the last two years and there is no reversal in sight for the 85th Arkansas General Assembly as it convened Jan. 10 in Little Rock. Newly elected Arkansas House District 82 Representative Curren Everett, said his first experiences as a representative will be a trial by fire, if one of his committee assignments is an indication...
Mammoth Spring man wanted for drug offenses (01/20/05)
A Mammoth Spring man wanted on multiple drug offenses evaded capture Jan. 12 after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase south of Mammoth Spring. Joseph Robinson Jr. has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; and possession of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony...
MS man wanted on drug charges (01/20/05)
A Mammoth Spring man wanted on multiple drug offenses evaded capture Jan. 12 after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase south of Mammoth Spring. Joseph Robinson Jr. has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; and possession of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony...
DTF: 'We don't take threats lightly' (01/20/05)
A Salem man and his wife are expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder after law enforcement officers uncovered an alleged plot to murder 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell and Drug Task Force investigator Brian Sanderson...
Pryor named park assistant superintendent (01/20/05)
Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson has announced the park has a new assistant superintendent, Glenda Pryor. Pryor came to the park in December. She is originally from Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She now resides at the park...
Reading is fun ... (01/20/05)
Chillin': Fourth-graders Lorin Dewey (left) and Annie Howell read their school books from underneath their desks Jan. 19 in Mrs. Johnson 4th-grade class at the Viola Elementary School. Each day students have a 45-minute "leisure read" session in which they are allowed to read anywhere in the classroom -- including underneath their desks...
Coleman named to dean's list (01/20/05)
Tanner Coleman of Salem has been named to the dean's list at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2004 fall term. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Coleman named to dean's list (01/20/05)
Tanner Coleman of Salem has been named to the dean's list at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2004 fall term. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Cougars' gritty comeback falls just short of mark (01/20/05)
If there is such a thing as a Hall of Fame for Effort, it's a sure bet that the Izard County Consolidated Cougars would occupy at least one wing of that establishment based on their quarterfinal battle with the Marmaduke Greyhounds in the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic Jan. 12 in Swifton...
Comets handed first conference loss of season (01/20/05)
The Alton Comets suffered their first Big Spring Conference loss of the year when they dropped a 69-58 decsion to Summersville Jan. 14. The turning point came in the third period when the Comets (8-3, 2-1) were outscored 18-8 in the frame. Justin Crews paced Alton with 18, while Bryan Joiner followed with 11, and Alex Wiggs 10. Dustin Tackitt tossed in eight, and Michael Crowell five. Ben Alexander and Logan Simpson scored three points apiece for the Comets...
Lady Bears cold down stretch against Sulphur Rock (01/20/05)
A fourth-period that was as cold as the temperature outside proved to be the undoing for the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears in their quarterfinal tilt with the Sulphur Rock Lady Wildcats in the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic Jan. 13 in Swifton...
Thayer starts SCA season with vengeance, clobbers Cabool (01/20/05)
Opening South Central Association play by traveling to Cabool Jan. 14, the Thayer Bobcats needed just five plays to send a strong message to the rest of the SCA -- beware the Cats. As a matter of fact, Thayer probably set the tone for the rest of the season with those five plays, the first five of their 60-45 rout of Cabool...
Lady Redskins outlast CC in Kell quarterfinals (01/20/05)
Save for a three-minute dry spell in the third period, the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars might have made it to the semi-final round of the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic in Swifton. As it was, this drought proved to be more than the sixth-seeded Lady Cougs (17-6) could weather, as Pocahontas, the third seed, used this stretch to take control of their quarterfinal tilt with ICC Jan. 12, sending the Lady Cougars home with a 59-48 loss...
Lady Bears cold down stretch against Sulphur Rock (01/20/05)
A fourth-period that was as cold as the temperature outside proved to be the undoing for the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears in their quarterfinal tilt with the Sulphur Rock Lady Wildcats in the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic Jan. 13 in Swifton...
Cougars' gritty comeback falls just short of mark (01/20/05)
If there is such a thing as a Hall of Fame for Effort, it's a sure bet that the Izard County Consolidated Cougars would occupy at least one wing of that establishment based on their quarterfinal battle with the Marmaduke Greyhounds in the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic Jan. 12 in Swifton...
Comets handed first conference loss of season (01/20/05)
The Alton Comets suffered their first Big Spring Conference loss of the year when they dropped a 69-58 decsion to Summersville Jan. 14. The turning point came in the third period when the Comets (8-3, 2-1) were outscored 18-8 in the frame. Justin Crews paced Alton with 18, while Bryan Joiner followed with 11, and Alex Wiggs 10. Dustin Tackitt tossed in eight, and Michael Crowell five. Ben Alexander and Logan Simpson scored three points apiece for the Comets...
Thayer starts SCA season with vengeance, clobbers Cabool (01/20/05)
Opening South Central Association play by traveling to Cabool Jan. 14, the Thayer Bobcats needed just five plays to send a strong message to the rest of the SCA -- beware the Cats. As a matter of fact, Thayer probably set the tone for the rest of the season with those five plays, the first five of their 60-45 rout of Cabool...
Lady Redskins outlast CC in Kell quarterfinals (01/20/05)
Save for a three-minute dry spell in the third period, the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars might have made it to the semi-final round of the 19th annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic in Swifton. As it was, this drought proved to be more than the sixth-seeded Lady Cougs (17-6) could weather, as Pocahontas, the third seed, used this stretch to take control of their quarterfinal tilt with ICC Jan. 12, sending the Lady Cougars home with a 59-48 loss...
Joe Alford Lee Smith (01/20/05)
Joe Alford Lee Smith, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born April 3, 1940 in Thayer, Mo. and died Jan. 4, 2005 at the Shady Oaks Health Care Center. Survivors include four children -- Joe W. Smith of Mansfield, Texas, Debra Shotwell and Nanci Wilson, both of Midland, Texas and Stephen Smith of Mammoth Spring; five brothers -- Claude Smith of Portland, Ore., and Henry Jewell, Jimmy Jewell, Johnny Jewell and Teddy Joe Jewell, all of Thayer; three sisters -- Janie Sue Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and Alice Adams and Patsy Eagleberger, both of Springfield, Mo.; six granddaughters -- April, Tiffany, Sami, Miranda, Ashley and Savanah, and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Levda McCord (01/20/05)
Levda McCord, 68, of Agnos, daughter of the late James Lee and Ella Jane Mooney Mills, was born April 13, 1936, in Heart. She died Jan. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Dale McCord on April 23, 1955, at Wheeling. To this union, seven children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of Agnos Church of Christ...
Nancy Lee Bowden (01/20/05)
Nancy Lee Bowden, was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Memphis, TN the daughter of Lee R. and Irene Curtis White. She died Jan. 8, 2005, at her residence in Birch Tree, Mo at the age of 55 years. She was united in marriage to David D. Bowden July 17, 1980, in Birch Tree...
Ella M. Twilley (01/20/05)
Ella M. Twilley, 92, of Ash Flat, died Jan. 11, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 1, 1912, in Sharp County, she was the daughter of Asa N. McCord and Della Asher McCord. She was married to Morris Twilley, October of 1928 in Sharp County, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She was a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ and a homemaker...
Maggie Lee Williamson (01/20/05)
Maggie Lee Blake Williamson, 98, was born the daughter of the late Louis Turner Blake and Helen Blake on Sept. 6, 1906 in West Pointe, Miss. She died Jan. 6, 2005 in Thayer, Mo. She was married Nov. 1, 1931 in Jackson, Miss., to James B. Williamson who preceded her in death Sept. 12, 2002...
William T. "Willie" Manry (01/20/05)
William T. "Willie" Manry, 91, of Agnos, son of Perry and Nicie Riley Manry, was born Sept. 26, 1913, in Battleaxe in Jackson County, Ark. He died Jan. 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He married Mamie Ardell Godwin Sept. 17, 1933, in Agnos. To this union six children were born...
Charles L. Giese Sr. (01/20/05)
Charles L. Giese, Sr., 75, of Cherokee Village formerly of Waukesha, died Friday Dec. 24, in Menomonee Falls. He was born March 18, 1929, in Waukesha, the son of Ernst and Catherine Braun Giese. He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1947. He was a route man for Golden Guernsey Dairy in Waukesha for 30 years. He retired from Waukesha Pumps in 1991 and moved to Cherokee Village, where he believed a bad day on the golf course was still better than a good day at work!...
Nettie Mae Malone (01/20/05)
Nettie Mae Malone, 82, of Sidney died Jan. 6, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Sept. 14, 1922 at Harrisburg, Ark., she was the daughter of John and Hazel Cawley Lillard. She was retired from Banquet Foods in Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
Ima Inez Murray (01/20/05)
Ima Inez Murray, 75, daughter of the late Elmer Sylvester and Laurie Alice Pitts Webb, was born April 28, 1929, at Oxford. She died Jan. 10, 2005, in Batesville. She married Herbert Cecil Murray May 26, 1947, at Oxford, and to this union seven sons were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith...
Willie Glenn Roberts (01/20/05)
Willie Glenn Roberts, 93, of Franklin, died Jan. 12, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 25, 1911, at Franklin, she was the daughter of Gurson and Addie Hames Gaston. She was a homemaker, an avid golfer and of the Methodist faith. She retired from the U. S. Postal Service as postmaster at Franklin...
Bobby L. Carroll (01/20/05)
Bobby Lee Carroll, 61, of Harrisonville, Mo., was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Viola, Ark., the son of Truman Thomas and Elsie Lee Woods Carroll. He died Jan. 2, 2005, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. He owned and operated Bob Carroll Excavating in Urich, Mo. until his retirement in 2001...
Joshua S. Marcum (01/20/05)
Joshua S. Marcum, 33, of Evening Shade died Jan. 4, 2005, at Taji, Iraq. He was born Aug. 27, 1971, in Illinois to Otis Edward and Barbara Coats Marcum. He was a truck driver for Dowell Transport in Batesville and a member of Bravo Company 2-153 Infantry...
Robert Lee "Bob" Davis (01/20/05)
Robert Lee "Bob" Davis, 76, was born the son of the late Raymond Elbert Davis and Verna Ethel Cousins Davis, on May 7, 1928 in Thayer, Mo. and died Jan. 14, 2005, in Memphis, Tenn. He was united in marriage May 25, 1951, in Salem, Ark. to Bernice Norman who preceded him in death Feb. 8, 2001...
Doris R. Harris (01/20/05)
Doris R. Montgomery Harris, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 9, 2005, in Naples, Fla. She was the daughter of Charles Bell and Zelma Pearl Cramer Bell. She worked many years as a secretary for Standard Oil Company in Whiting, Ind., before retiring. She was a member of the Ruby Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Anna Mae Jobe (01/20/05)
Anna Mae Joe, 77, of Batesville died Jan. 13, 2005, at the Wood Lawn Nursing Home in Batesville. She was born May 28, 1927, at Cave City to Justin J. and Martha Alene Staggs Milligan. She was retired from Gray's Hospital in Batesville and was a member of North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville...
Harless Odell Reeves (01/20/05)
Harless Odell Reeves, 81, of Salem son of Charlie Washington and Hester Elva Grissim Reeves, was born July 27, 1923, in Morriston, Ark. He died Jan. 13, 2005, at his residence in Salem. He married Dorlene Bell Sept. 1, 1945, at Batesville. To this union three children were born. ...
Russell Jackson (01/20/05)
Russell Wayne Jackson, died Jan. 11, 2005. He was born in Blythe, Calif. on Aug. 27, 1959. He grew up in Hoquiam, Wash. He was married to Lorna Newlun. They had three children - Russell H. Jackson, Tera D. Jackson both of Hoquaim, and Adam T. Jackson of Melbourne, Ark...
Dorothy J. Davis (01/20/05)
Dorothy Jane Carolina Hardin Davis, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark. died Jan.13, 2005, at Salem, Ark. She will be missed by all that knew her bright eyes and smiling face. She was born July 15, 1924 in Fulton County, Ark., the daughter of James Hardin and Barbara Dunham Hardin...
Frances C. Campbell (01/20/05)
Frances Charlene Campbell, 70, of Batesville died Jan. 15, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 2, 1934, near Harrisburg, Ark. was the daughter of Charlie and Myrtle Wiedeman Ballard. She was a homemaker, a foster granny for the Cave City Public School, a member of Sidney Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher for the Ester Women's Class, and a member of the adult choir...
Bill Conner (01/20/05)
Bill Conner, 41, of Mountain Home died Jan. 16, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 10, 1963, in Colorado Springs, Colo., son of James Alvin and Dianne Mary Trudell Conner. He married Teresa Ann Langston on June 22, 2001, in Morriston, Ark...
Howard Eager Earl (01/20/05)
Howard Eager Earl, 80, of the late William Daniel and Rosa Lucretia Smith Earl was born on May 15, 1924, in Beaver Crossing, Neb. He died Jan. 11 in Mountain Home, Ark. He married Mitzi Jean Seibold June 11, 1948, at Jamestown, N. D., and to this union three sons were born. ...
Fred Daniel Dwight Jr. (01/20/05)
Fred Daniel Dwight, 91, son of the late Fred Daniel Dwight and Myrtle Smith Dwight, was born on July 13, 1913, in Redondo Beach, Calif. He died Jan. 10, 2005, at his home in Brockwell, Ark. He married Marie Alta Copeland June 4, 1947, in Reno, Nev. To this union four children were born...
Elton Earl Biltoft (01/20/05)
Elton Earl Biltoft, 81, of Salem died Jan. 7, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital. He was born March 24, 1923, at Grand Island, Neb. He was an Army veteran of World War II . He worked in the refrigeration business. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry E. and Melvie McClamont Biltoft, his wife; two brothers; and a sister...
William Robert Cochran (01/20/05)
William Robert Cochran, 74, of Agnos died Jan. 15, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Hardy, the son of Delbert and Barbara Armstrong Cochran. He was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1990, in Salem to Margaret Frile. He was a retired truck driver...
Merlin Miller Tyson (01/20/05)
M. M. Tyson, 77, son of the late John and Beulah Tyson died at home. He was born in Hosston, La. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U. S. Army with the 11th Airborne. He had a honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant - Medical Detachment. After the service he worked as a union construction worker, later farming and retiring in Mammoth Spring...
Kathryn C. Cogburn (01/20/05)
Kathryn C. Cogburn, 84, of Fayetteville, formerly of Salem, died Jan. 16, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 24, 1920, in Salem, the daughter of George Thomas and Edith Walker Cunningham. She earned her BA degree from the University of Arkansas in 1941. She taught school in Salem and Harrison high schools in the early 1940s...
J.D. Mobley (01/20/05)
J. D. Mobley, 76, of Alton, Mo. was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Rover, Mo. and died Jan. 11, 2005, at Ash Grove, Mo. Health Care Center. Survivors include; three children - James D. Mobley and wife, Kim, of Ash Grove, Mo., Janet Barton and husband Ronnie, of Alton, Mo., Carol DePriest and husband, Bill, of Henderson, Ky.; seven grandchildren - Justin Barton and wife, Stacy, Kyle Barton and wife, LaJuana, Kris DePriest and wife, Christy, Daniel DePriest, Kasondra DePriest, Dallas Mobley, and wife, Mandy, Joni Shianne Mobley; seven great-grandchildren; seven brothers; and eight sisters.. ...
Thomas A. Floyd (01/20/05)
Thomas A. Floyd, 71, of Cave City died Jan. 16, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born January 12, 1934 at Dell, Ark. to Exie M. and Exalue Brown Floyd. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, a mechanic, truck driver, a member of VFW Post 8042 at Evening Shade, the American Legion at Williford and of the Baptist Faith...
Ray C. Carter (01/20/05)
Ray C. Carter, 87, of Salem son of the late Meredith C. Carter and Mary Emma Goodwin Carter, was born June 22, 1917, in Salem. He died Jan. 14, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was married to Thelma Riggs Aug. 10, 1938 in Ash Flat. To this union two sons were born. ...
Cynthia Davan Whitter (01/20/05)
Cynthia Davan Whitter, 18, of Hardy died Jan. 15, 2005, on Highway 63 north of Hardy. Born Jan. 12, 1987, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Jackie McAnulty Bell of Hardy and Terry Whitter of Ohio. She was a senior and cheerleader at Highland High School. She worked at McDonalds in Hardy and was a member of Temple Baptist Church...
Nettie Mae Malone (01/20/05)
Nettie Mae Malone, 82, of Sidney died Jan. 6, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Sept. 14, 1922 at Harrisburg, Ark., she was the daughter of John and Hazel Cawley Lillard. She was retired from Banquet Foods in Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
Joe Alford Lee Smith (01/20/05)
Joe Alford Lee Smith, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born April 3, 1940 in Thayer, Mo. and died Jan. 4, 2005 at the Shady Oaks Health Care Center. Survivors include four children -- Joe W. Smith of Mansfield, Texas, Debra Shotwell and Nanci Wilson, both of Midland, Texas and Stephen Smith of Mammoth Spring; five brothers -- Claude Smith of Portland, Ore., and Henry Jewell, Jimmy Jewell, Johnny Jewell and Teddy Joe Jewell, all of Thayer; three sisters -- Janie Sue Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and Alice Adams and Patsy Eagleberger, both of Springfield, Mo.; six granddaughters -- April, Tiffany, Sami, Miranda, Ashley and Savanah, and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Willie Glenn Roberts (01/20/05)
Willie Glenn Roberts, 93, of Franklin, died Jan. 12, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 25, 1911, at Franklin, she was the daughter of Gurson and Addie Hames Gaston. She was a homemaker, an avid golfer and of the Methodist faith. She retired from the U. S. Postal Service as postmaster at Franklin...
Ima Inez Murray (01/20/05)
Ima Inez Murray, 75, daughter of the late Elmer Sylvester and Laurie Alice Pitts Webb, was born April 28, 1929, at Oxford. She died Jan. 10, 2005, in Batesville. She married Herbert Cecil Murray May 26, 1947, at Oxford, and to this union seven sons were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith...
Charles L. Giese Sr. (01/20/05)
Charles L. Giese, Sr., 75, of Cherokee Village formerly of Waukesha, died Friday Dec. 24, in Menomonee Falls. He was born March 18, 1929, in Waukesha, the son of Ernst and Catherine Braun Giese. He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1947. He was a route man for Golden Guernsey Dairy in Waukesha for 30 years. He retired from Waukesha Pumps in 1991 and moved to Cherokee Village, where he believed a bad day on the golf course was still better than a good day at work!...
Levda McCord (01/20/05)
Levda McCord, 68, of Agnos, daughter of the late James Lee and Ella Jane Mooney Mills, was born April 13, 1936, in Heart. She died Jan. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Dale McCord on April 23, 1955, at Wheeling. To this union, seven children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of Agnos Church of Christ...
Ella M. Twilley (01/20/05)
Ella M. Twilley, 92, of Ash Flat, died Jan. 11, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 1, 1912, in Sharp County, she was the daughter of Asa N. McCord and Della Asher McCord. She was married to Morris Twilley, October of 1928 in Sharp County, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She was a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ and a homemaker...
Maggie Lee Williamson (01/20/05)
Maggie Lee Blake Williamson, 98, was born the daughter of the late Louis Turner Blake and Helen Blake on Sept. 6, 1906 in West Pointe, Miss. She died Jan. 6, 2005 in Thayer, Mo. She was married Nov. 1, 1931 in Jackson, Miss., to James B. Williamson who preceded her in death Sept. 12, 2002...
Bobby L. Carroll (01/20/05)
Bobby Lee Carroll, 61, of Harrisonville, Mo., was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Viola, Ark., the son of Truman Thomas and Elsie Lee Woods Carroll. He died Jan. 2, 2005, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. He owned and operated Bob Carroll Excavating in Urich, Mo. until his retirement in 2001...
Nancy Lee Bowden (01/20/05)
Nancy Lee Bowden, was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Memphis, TN the daughter of Lee R. and Irene Curtis White. She died Jan. 8, 2005, at her residence in Birch Tree, Mo at the age of 55 years. She was united in marriage to David D. Bowden July 17, 1980, in Birch Tree...
William T. "Willie" Manry (01/20/05)
William T. "Willie" Manry, 91, of Agnos, son of Perry and Nicie Riley Manry, was born Sept. 26, 1913, in Battleaxe in Jackson County, Ark. He died Jan. 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He married Mamie Ardell Godwin Sept. 17, 1933, in Agnos. To this union six children were born...
Joshua S. Marcum (01/20/05)
Joshua S. Marcum, 33, of Evening Shade died Jan. 4, 2005, at Taji, Iraq. He was born Aug. 27, 1971, in Illinois to Otis Edward and Barbara Coats Marcum. He was a truck driver for Dowell Transport in Batesville and a member of Bravo Company 2-153 Infantry...
Fred Daniel Dwight Jr. (01/20/05)
Fred Daniel Dwight, 91, son of the late Fred Daniel Dwight and Myrtle Smith Dwight, was born on July 13, 1913, in Redondo Beach, Calif. He died Jan. 10, 2005, at his home in Brockwell, Ark. He married Marie Alta Copeland June 4, 1947, in Reno, Nev. To this union four children were born...
Elton Earl Biltoft (01/20/05)
Elton Earl Biltoft, 81, of Salem died Jan. 7, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital. He was born March 24, 1923, at Grand Island, Neb. He was an Army veteran of World War II . He worked in the refrigeration business. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry E. and Melvie McClamont Biltoft, his wife; two brothers; and a sister...
Bill Conner (01/20/05)
Bill Conner, 41, of Mountain Home died Jan. 16, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 10, 1963, in Colorado Springs, Colo., son of James Alvin and Dianne Mary Trudell Conner. He married Teresa Ann Langston on June 22, 2001, in Morriston, Ark...
Howard Eager Earl (01/20/05)
Howard Eager Earl, 80, of the late William Daniel and Rosa Lucretia Smith Earl was born on May 15, 1924, in Beaver Crossing, Neb. He died Jan. 11 in Mountain Home, Ark. He married Mitzi Jean Seibold June 11, 1948, at Jamestown, N. D., and to this union three sons were born. ...
Frances C. Campbell (01/20/05)
Frances Charlene Campbell, 70, of Batesville died Jan. 15, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born May 2, 1934, near Harrisburg, Ark. was the daughter of Charlie and Myrtle Wiedeman Ballard. She was a homemaker, a foster granny for the Cave City Public School, a member of Sidney Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher for the Ester Women's Class, and a member of the adult choir...
Dorothy J. Davis (01/20/05)
Dorothy Jane Carolina Hardin Davis, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark. died Jan.13, 2005, at Salem, Ark. She will be missed by all that knew her bright eyes and smiling face. She was born July 15, 1924 in Fulton County, Ark., the daughter of James Hardin and Barbara Dunham Hardin...
Harless Odell Reeves (01/20/05)
Harless Odell Reeves, 81, of Salem son of Charlie Washington and Hester Elva Grissim Reeves, was born July 27, 1923, in Morriston, Ark. He died Jan. 13, 2005, at his residence in Salem. He married Dorlene Bell Sept. 1, 1945, at Batesville. To this union three children were born. ...
Russell Jackson (01/20/05)
Russell Wayne Jackson, died Jan. 11, 2005. He was born in Blythe, Calif. on Aug. 27, 1959. He grew up in Hoquiam, Wash. He was married to Lorna Newlun. They had three children - Russell H. Jackson, Tera D. Jackson both of Hoquaim, and Adam T. Jackson of Melbourne, Ark...
Doris R. Harris (01/20/05)
Doris R. Montgomery Harris, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 9, 2005, in Naples, Fla. She was the daughter of Charles Bell and Zelma Pearl Cramer Bell. She worked many years as a secretary for Standard Oil Company in Whiting, Ind., before retiring. She was a member of the Ruby Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Anna Mae Jobe (01/20/05)
Anna Mae Joe, 77, of Batesville died Jan. 13, 2005, at the Wood Lawn Nursing Home in Batesville. She was born May 28, 1927, at Cave City to Justin J. and Martha Alene Staggs Milligan. She was retired from Gray's Hospital in Batesville and was a member of North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville...
Robert Lee "Bob" Davis (01/20/05)
Robert Lee "Bob" Davis, 76, was born the son of the late Raymond Elbert Davis and Verna Ethel Cousins Davis, on May 7, 1928 in Thayer, Mo. and died Jan. 14, 2005, in Memphis, Tenn. He was united in marriage May 25, 1951, in Salem, Ark. to Bernice Norman who preceded him in death Feb. 8, 2001...
William Robert Cochran (01/20/05)
William Robert Cochran, 74, of Agnos died Jan. 15, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Hardy, the son of Delbert and Barbara Armstrong Cochran. He was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1990, in Salem to Margaret Frile. He was a retired truck driver...
Merlin Miller Tyson (01/20/05)
M. M. Tyson, 77, son of the late John and Beulah Tyson died at home. He was born in Hosston, La. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U. S. Army with the 11th Airborne. He had a honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant - Medical Detachment. After the service he worked as a union construction worker, later farming and retiring in Mammoth Spring...
Kathryn C. Cogburn (01/20/05)
Kathryn C. Cogburn, 84, of Fayetteville, formerly of Salem, died Jan. 16, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 24, 1920, in Salem, the daughter of George Thomas and Edith Walker Cunningham. She earned her BA degree from the University of Arkansas in 1941. She taught school in Salem and Harrison high schools in the early 1940s...
Thomas A. Floyd (01/20/05)
Thomas A. Floyd, 71, of Cave City died Jan. 16, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born January 12, 1934 at Dell, Ark. to Exie M. and Exalue Brown Floyd. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, a mechanic, truck driver, a member of VFW Post 8042 at Evening Shade, the American Legion at Williford and of the Baptist Faith...
J.D. Mobley (01/20/05)
J. D. Mobley, 76, of Alton, Mo. was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Rover, Mo. and died Jan. 11, 2005, at Ash Grove, Mo. Health Care Center. Survivors include; three children - James D. Mobley and wife, Kim, of Ash Grove, Mo., Janet Barton and husband Ronnie, of Alton, Mo., Carol DePriest and husband, Bill, of Henderson, Ky.; seven grandchildren - Justin Barton and wife, Stacy, Kyle Barton and wife, LaJuana, Kris DePriest and wife, Christy, Daniel DePriest, Kasondra DePriest, Dallas Mobley, and wife, Mandy, Joni Shianne Mobley; seven great-grandchildren; seven brothers; and eight sisters.. ...
Cynthia Davan Whitter (01/20/05)
Cynthia Davan Whitter, 18, of Hardy died Jan. 15, 2005, on Highway 63 north of Hardy. Born Jan. 12, 1987, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Jackie McAnulty Bell of Hardy and Terry Whitter of Ohio. She was a senior and cheerleader at Highland High School. She worked at McDonalds in Hardy and was a member of Temple Baptist Church...
Ray C. Carter (01/20/05)
Ray C. Carter, 87, of Salem son of the late Meredith C. Carter and Mary Emma Goodwin Carter, was born June 22, 1917, in Salem. He died Jan. 14, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was married to Thelma Riggs Aug. 10, 1938 in Ash Flat. To this union two sons were born. ...
Brooke Strait (01/20/05)
Cliff and Sonya Strait of Highland have announced the birth of their daughter, Brooke McKenzie Strait, at White River Medical Center at Batesville Jan. 3, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her sister, Lydia...
Jocelyn Whiteside (01/20/05)
April and Jody Whiteside of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Olivia Whiteside, at 8:31 a.m. Dec. 31, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by two siblings -- Devin and Caitlyn...
Taylors to mark 50th anniversary (01/20/05)
The children of Thomas and Dawn Taylor invite all their friends to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. It will be held in the fellowship hall at Thayer Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Thomas Taylor and Dawn Holm were married Jan. 22, 1955, in El Dorado, Kan...
Taylors to mark 50th anniversary (01/20/05)
The children of Thomas and Dawn Taylor invite all their friends to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. It will be held in the fellowship hall at Thayer Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Thomas Taylor and Dawn Holm were married Jan. 22, 1955, in El Dorado, Kan...
Brooke Strait (01/20/05)
Cliff and Sonya Strait of Highland have announced the birth of their daughter, Brooke McKenzie Strait, at White River Medical Center at Batesville Jan. 3, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her sister, Lydia...
Jocelyn Whiteside (01/20/05)
April and Jody Whiteside of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Olivia Whiteside, at 8:31 a.m. Dec. 31, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by two siblings -- Devin and Caitlyn...
Strong, Hall to wed (01/20/05)
Jon Derek Hall of Glencoe and Karen Lynn Strong of Flippin have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The couple will be married Feb. 3 in Eureka Springs. Parents of the couple are Stanley and Lena Hall of Glencoe, Gail Ellis Hall of Salem, and Larry "Dude" and Becki Strong of Gainesville, Mo...
Strong, Hall to wed (01/20/05)
Jon Derek Hall of Glencoe and Karen Lynn Strong of Flippin have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The couple will be married Feb. 3 in Eureka Springs. Parents of the couple are Stanley and Lena Hall of Glencoe, Gail Ellis Hall of Salem, and Larry "Dude" and Becki Strong of Gainesville, Mo...