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Stories from Thursday, June 9, 2005

Memorial Day fun brings arrests for some (06/09/05)
Summer unofficially arrived over the Memorial Day weekend with a slew of arrests along the Spring River, a popular tourist destination in Fulton County, according to law enforcement officials. "We were real busy this weekend," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger "Summer is here and it's going to be busy from here on out."...
Girlfriend charged in stabbing (06/09/05)
A Jonesboro man who bled to death in the parking lot at the Red Mule convenience store in Highland didn't die from a self-inflicted stab wound. Authorities now think his girlfriend, Veronica Gomez of Jonesboro is the culprit. Gomez, 26, was charged June 6 with involuntary manslaughter, a class C felony, in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend, 29-year-old Juan Salinas...
Rain shortage could cut hay crop by half (06/09/05)
HAY TIME: Oregon County Extension agriculture specialist Stacey Hambelton said farmers in the county may lose up to 50 percent of this year's hay crop due to lack of rain and cool weather earlier in the spring. OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County as well as many of the other counties in south central and southwest Missouri has just passed the second driest May in recorded history. ...
Book proceeds will benefit foundation (06/09/05)
AUTHOR: Carl Birk was in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area last week to promote his book Unfurrowed Ground A portion of the proceeds of the book will go the George D. Hay Foundation. Foundation members are, back row: Bonnie Cohn and Gale Foster; front row: Birk and daughter Kirby...
Cherokee Village to observe 50th anniversary (06/09/05)
June 11 is a day of celebration -- Cherokee Village, home to more than 4,000 residents, is turning 50. On June 10-12 the city, Suburban Improvement District, Cherokee Village Historical Society and the city are celebrating the first half century of the community with a full weekend of events...
MS man dies in car crash (06/09/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring Man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident May 25. He was air lifted to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains where he was pronounced dead. Officer Michael Bunting with the Thayer Police Department said he observed Michael Corbin driving erratically in the Thayer city limits just after 9 p.m. Bunting turned on his lights and stopped Corbin just south of the Highways 63 and 142 East intersection...
Traffic stop brings drug charges (06/09/05)
A Mississippi man was charged with two drug offenses May 28 after a traffic stop near the Many Islands Campground in Fulton County. Max Benton McKinney, 24, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class Y felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
Smith pleads not guilty to murder charge (06/09/05)
SUSPECT: Stephen Smith (right) nestles a cup of coffee in hands before being transported to a juvenile facility in Batesville June 6. Smith, 17, has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Josh Mullins. Smith's home was vandalized after the shooting and Fulton County deputy James Laney (left) is in charge of that investigation...
A flash of the past ... (06/09/05)
Aerial view: Nearly 100 antique and modern cars were shown June 4 at the 4th annual Spring River Car Show at Loberg Park in Hardy. Photo/Jared
They are survivors ... (06/09/05)
Cancer survivors from Fulton County gathered June 6 for a luncheon inside the Orange Room at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. A Relay for Life walk will be held to encourage cancer patients, honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones who died of cancer June 10 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Photo/Jared...
They are survivors ... (06/09/05)
Cancer survivors from Fulton County gathered June 6 for a luncheon inside the Orange Room at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. A Relay for Life walk will be held to encourage cancer patients, honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones who died of cancer June 10 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Photo/Jared...
Traffic stop brings drug charges (06/09/05)
A Mississippi man was charged with two drug offenses May 28 after a traffic stop near the Many Islands Campground in Fulton County. Max Benton McKinney, 24, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class Y felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
Book proceeds will benefit foundation (06/09/05)
AUTHOR: Carl Birk was in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area last week to promote his book Unfurrowed Ground A portion of the proceeds of the book will go the George D. Hay Foundation. Foundation members are, back row: Bonnie Cohn and Gale Foster; front row: Birk and daughter Kirby...
Smith pleads not guilty to murder charge (06/09/05)
SUSPECT: Stephen Smith (right) nestles a cup of coffee in hands before being transported to a juvenile facility in Batesville June 6. Smith, 17, has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Josh Mullins. Smith's home was vandalized after the shooting and Fulton County deputy James Laney (left) is in charge of that investigation...
Girlfriend charged in stabbing (06/09/05)
A Jonesboro man who bled to death in the parking lot at the Red Mule convenience store in Highland didn't die from a self-inflicted stab wound. Authorities now think his girlfriend, Veronica Gomez of Jonesboro is the culprit. Gomez, 26, was charged June 6 with involuntary manslaughter, a class C felony, in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend, 29-year-old Juan Salinas...
Rain shortage could cut hay crop by half (06/09/05)
HAY TIME: Oregon County Extension agriculture specialist Stacey Hambelton said farmers in the county may lose up to 50 percent of this year's hay crop due to lack of rain and cool weather earlier in the spring. OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County as well as many of the other counties in south central and southwest Missouri has just passed the second driest May in recorded history. ...
Memorial Day fun brings arrests for some (06/09/05)
Summer unofficially arrived over the Memorial Day weekend with a slew of arrests along the Spring River, a popular tourist destination in Fulton County, according to law enforcement officials. "We were real busy this weekend," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger "Summer is here and it's going to be busy from here on out."...
MS man dies in car crash (06/09/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring Man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident May 25. He was air lifted to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains where he was pronounced dead. Officer Michael Bunting with the Thayer Police Department said he observed Michael Corbin driving erratically in the Thayer city limits just after 9 p.m. Bunting turned on his lights and stopped Corbin just south of the Highways 63 and 142 East intersection...
A flash of the past ... (06/09/05)
Aerial view: Nearly 100 antique and modern cars were shown June 4 at the 4th annual Spring River Car Show at Loberg Park in Hardy. Photo/Jared
Cherokee Village to observe 50th anniversary (06/09/05)
June 11 is a day of celebration -- Cherokee Village, home to more than 4,000 residents, is turning 50. On June 10-12 the city, Suburban Improvement District, Cherokee Village Historical Society and the city are celebrating the first half century of the community with a full weekend of events...
Musick benefit June 12 (06/09/05)
A benefit auction with Larry Swetnam, auctioneer, will be held for Eddie Musick's medical expenses June 12 at 1 p.m. in the Hardy Gym. Musick was in the hospital for one month. Cash donations may made at any FNBC branch. Deposits can be made to the "Eddie Musick Benefit Account." Auction items may be brought to the Hardy Gym the day of the auction, delivered to the Salem Senior Center any Tuesday night or the Melbourne VFW any Friday and Saturday night before the auction, or call 870-856-2627, 258-3882 or 895-3626.. ...
Musick benefit June 12 (06/09/05)
A benefit auction with Larry Swetnam, auctioneer, will be held for Eddie Musick's medical expenses June 12 at 1 p.m. in the Hardy Gym. Musick was in the hospital for one month. Cash donations may made at any FNBC branch. Deposits can be made to the "Eddie Musick Benefit Account." Auction items may be brought to the Hardy Gym the day of the auction, delivered to the Salem Senior Center any Tuesday night or the Melbourne VFW any Friday and Saturday night before the auction, or call 870-856-2627, 258-3882 or 895-3626.. ...
Musick benefit June 12 (06/09/05)
A benefit auction with Larry Swetnam, auctioneer, will be held for Eddie Musick's medical expenses June 12 at 1 p.m. in the Hardy Gym. Musick was in the hospital for one month. Cash donations may made at any FNBC branch. Deposits can be made to the "Eddie Musick Benefit Account." Auction items may be brought to the Hardy Gym the day of the auction, delivered to the Salem Senior Center any Tuesday night or the Melbourne VFW any Friday and Saturday night before the auction, or call 870-856-2627, 258-3882 or 895-3626.. ...
Musick benefit June 12 (06/09/05)
A benefit auction with Larry Swetnam, auctioneer, will be held for Eddie Musick's medical expenses June 12 at 1 p.m. in the Hardy Gym. Musick was in the hospital for one month. Cash donations may made at any FNBC branch. Deposits can be made to the "Eddie Musick Benefit Account." Auction items may be brought to the Hardy Gym the day of the auction, delivered to the Salem Senior Center any Tuesday night or the Melbourne VFW any Friday and Saturday night before the auction, or call 870-856-2627, 258-3882 or 895-3626.. ...
Health units now accepting birds for West Nile testing (06/09/05)
All county health units statewide are now accepting dead hawks and owls for West Nile virus testing. This is in addition to the blue jays and crows that have been accepted in previous survey years. All dead birds that do not appear to have died as a result of a collision with a vehicle should be sent to the local county health unit for West Nile virus testing. The contact for the West Nile Testing Program with the Arkansas Department of Health Office of Epidemiology is Pat Harris 501-661-2580...
Commission takes no action on deer dog issue (06/09/05)
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week took no action on a proposal that would have required permits for hunters who want to use dogs during the upcoming deer season in parts of northern Arkansas. Over the past few months, the AGFC has been attending meetings with and soliciting comments from deer dog hunters and landowners in areas where conflicts have been reported. ...
Commission takes no action on deer dog issue (06/09/05)
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week took no action on a proposal that would have required permits for hunters who want to use dogs during the upcoming deer season in parts of northern Arkansas. Over the past few months, the AGFC has been attending meetings with and soliciting comments from deer dog hunters and landowners in areas where conflicts have been reported. ...
Bloomquist takes fourth checkered flag in Show-Me 100 (06/09/05)
What started out as a dry and dusty late Saturday night ended up as a dewy early Sunday morning with 24 drivers putting the pedal to the metal with the title of O'Reily's Show-Me 100 champion on the line at West Plains Motor Speedway May 28. As it turned out, Mooresburg, Tennesse's Scott Bloomquist successfully battled the dry conditions and managed to avoid a glut of wrecks to hold off a late charge from Batesville's Wendall Wallace to win his third straight Show-Me 100, and his fourth (1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005) overall.. ...
Plato's Penley plagues Thayer (06/09/05)
It was the ultimate test staged to answer the age-old question in baseball -- does great pitching beat great hitting? On this day, the answer was yes it does, as Plato's Craig Penley threw a whale of a game, keeping the deadly sluggers of Thayer in check to help the Eagles knock off the Bobcats 4-1 in the semifinals of the Class 1 State Tournament June 1 at Taylor Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Health units now accepting birds for West Nile testing (06/09/05)
All county health units statewide are now accepting dead hawks and owls for West Nile virus testing. This is in addition to the blue jays and crows that have been accepted in previous survey years. All dead birds that do not appear to have died as a result of a collision with a vehicle should be sent to the local county health unit for West Nile virus testing. The contact for the West Nile Testing Program with the Arkansas Department of Health Office of Epidemiology is Pat Harris 501-661-2580...
Plato's Penley plagues Thayer (06/09/05)
It was the ultimate test staged to answer the age-old question in baseball -- does great pitching beat great hitting? On this day, the answer was yes it does, as Plato's Craig Penley threw a whale of a game, keeping the deadly sluggers of Thayer in check to help the Eagles knock off the Bobcats 4-1 in the semifinals of the Class 1 State Tournament June 1 at Taylor Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Bloomquist takes fourth checkered flag in Show-Me 100 (06/09/05)
What started out as a dry and dusty late Saturday night ended up as a dewy early Sunday morning with 24 drivers putting the pedal to the metal with the title of O'Reily's Show-Me 100 champion on the line at West Plains Motor Speedway May 28. As it turned out, Mooresburg, Tennesse's Scott Bloomquist successfully battled the dry conditions and managed to avoid a glut of wrecks to hold off a late charge from Batesville's Wendall Wallace to win his third straight Show-Me 100, and his fourth (1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005) overall.. ...
Commission takes no action on deer dog issue (06/09/05)
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week took no action on a proposal that would have required permits for hunters who want to use dogs during the upcoming deer season in parts of northern Arkansas. Over the past few months, the AGFC has been attending meetings with and soliciting comments from deer dog hunters and landowners in areas where conflicts have been reported. ...
Health units now accepting birds for West Nile testing (06/09/05)
All county health units statewide are now accepting dead hawks and owls for West Nile virus testing. This is in addition to the blue jays and crows that have been accepted in previous survey years. All dead birds that do not appear to have died as a result of a collision with a vehicle should be sent to the local county health unit for West Nile virus testing. The contact for the West Nile Testing Program with the Arkansas Department of Health Office of Epidemiology is Pat Harris 501-661-2580...
Bloomquist takes fourth checkered flag in Show-Me 100 (06/09/05)
What started out as a dry and dusty late Saturday night ended up as a dewy early Sunday morning with 24 drivers putting the pedal to the metal with the title of O'Reily's Show-Me 100 champion on the line at West Plains Motor Speedway May 28. As it turned out, Mooresburg, Tennesse's Scott Bloomquist successfully battled the dry conditions and managed to avoid a glut of wrecks to hold off a late charge from Batesville's Wendall Wallace to win his third straight Show-Me 100, and his fourth (1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005) overall.. ...
Plato's Penley plagues Thayer (06/09/05)
It was the ultimate test staged to answer the age-old question in baseball -- does great pitching beat great hitting? On this day, the answer was yes it does, as Plato's Craig Penley threw a whale of a game, keeping the deadly sluggers of Thayer in check to help the Eagles knock off the Bobcats 4-1 in the semifinals of the Class 1 State Tournament June 1 at Taylor Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Plato's Penley plagues Thayer (06/09/05)
It was the ultimate test staged to answer the age-old question in baseball -- does great pitching beat great hitting? On this day, the answer was yes it does, as Plato's Craig Penley threw a whale of a game, keeping the deadly sluggers of Thayer in check to help the Eagles knock off the Bobcats 4-1 in the semifinals of the Class 1 State Tournament June 1 at Taylor Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Health units now accepting birds for West Nile testing (06/09/05)
All county health units statewide are now accepting dead hawks and owls for West Nile virus testing. This is in addition to the blue jays and crows that have been accepted in previous survey years. All dead birds that do not appear to have died as a result of a collision with a vehicle should be sent to the local county health unit for West Nile virus testing. The contact for the West Nile Testing Program with the Arkansas Department of Health Office of Epidemiology is Pat Harris 501-661-2580...
Bloomquist takes fourth checkered flag in Show-Me 100 (06/09/05)
What started out as a dry and dusty late Saturday night ended up as a dewy early Sunday morning with 24 drivers putting the pedal to the metal with the title of O'Reily's Show-Me 100 champion on the line at West Plains Motor Speedway May 28. As it turned out, Mooresburg, Tennesse's Scott Bloomquist successfully battled the dry conditions and managed to avoid a glut of wrecks to hold off a late charge from Batesville's Wendall Wallace to win his third straight Show-Me 100, and his fourth (1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005) overall.. ...
Commission takes no action on deer dog issue (06/09/05)
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week took no action on a proposal that would have required permits for hunters who want to use dogs during the upcoming deer season in parts of northern Arkansas. Over the past few months, the AGFC has been attending meetings with and soliciting comments from deer dog hunters and landowners in areas where conflicts have been reported. ...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...
R.D. Benbrook (06/09/05)
Robert David (R.D.) Benbrook, 77, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Calico Rock, the son of the late Ewell Olen and Ethel Staggs Benbrook. He died May 27, 2005, at his home. He was united in marriage to Frances D. Spriggs on Aug. 3, 1964, at Buffalo, Wyo. He spent his working years as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was of the Christian faith...
Agnes Rosene Adrian (06/09/05)
Agnes Rosene Adrian, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., and died May 27, 2005, at her home. Survivors include three daughters -- Martha Cartee and husband, Don, of Auxvasse, Mo., Eleanor Williams and husband, Roger, of Grant's Village, Wyo., and Juanita Jett and husband, Phillip, of Alton; two sons -- Wayne Adrian and wife, Betty, of Alton, and Dale Adrian and wife, Beverly, of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Aletha Bilstad Hale (06/09/05)
Aletha Bilstad Hale, age 88, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2005, at the Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Texas. She was a talented artist, taking up painting while living on the Island of Kauii, Hawaii, and Pebble Beach, Calif. She designed houses, which she and her husband built in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey Valley, Calif...
Flo Vannatta (06/09/05)
Florence (Flo) Marie Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late Cameron Russell and Florence Marie Goodman Barr. She died June 3, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Wallace Austin Vannatta in August of 1965 at Memphis. She spent her working years as an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith...
Rev. J.W. King (06/09/05)
Funeral services for Rev. John William King, 80, of West Plains, Mo., were held May 27 at United Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. King died May 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Daniel and Ethel Hall King. He attended Couch High School and on March 31, 1944, was married at Elm Store, Mo., to Mable June Caldwell...
Barbara Ann Leeming (06/09/05)
Barbara Ann Leeming, 70, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Erdon Moore and Madeline Hopkins Moore. She died May 26, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She was married to Burton John Leeming in North Kingston, R.I., on July 14, 1965, and was a homemaker...
Elaine Cupit George (06/09/05)
Elaine Cupit George, 81, died May 31, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was the ninth child of ten children born to James Carl Cupit and Elizabeth Flowers Cupit of Franklin County, Miss. The only survivors of her immediate family is one sister, Evelyn Cupit Tanksley of Cherokee Village. Other survivors include a large number of nieces and nephews and a host o friends...
Ressie F. Cole Carter (06/09/05)
Ressie F. Cole Carter, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died May 26, 2005. She was born July 1, 1915, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Goodwin. She married Roy Carter in 1933 and was blessed with four children. Survivors include her sons -- Gary and Carl Carter; her daughter, Joan Thompson; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Sonia Martin Lowder (06/09/05)
Sonia Martin Lowder, 39, of Cherokee Village died May 20, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1966, in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Larry and Karen Needler Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy. Survivors include three children -- Jade Lowder, Sierra Lowder and Bay Martin; her father, Larry Steven Martin Sr., of Indiana; two sisters -- Robin Henderson of Cherokee Village and Misty Stiable of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Larry Martin Jr. of New York...
Kathryn Naomi Ducker (06/09/05)
Kathryn Naomi McClellan Ducker, 75, daughter Roy McClellan and Irene Dillard McClellan of Mission Viejo, Calif., was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Iuka, Ark. She died May 25, 2005 in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Donald Ducker Feb. 20, 1948, and to this union six children were born. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Arnold Riley (06/09/05)
Arnold Riley, 62, of Detroit, Texas, formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Wilson Thomas Riley and Waltie Euna Roy Riley. He died April 16, 2005, in Paris, Texas. He was united in marriage May 18, 1968, in Thayer to Linda McWorkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a truck driver. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by his family and friends...
Ernest "Jack" Pingleton (06/09/05)
Ernest Glen "Jack" Pingleton, 69, of Pocahon-tas, Ark., died May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Issie Bell Combs Pingleton and John Andrew Pingleton. He was owner of Jack's Wholesale and he served 30 years in the U.S. Navy...
Donald Ross (06/09/05)
Donald Ross, 72, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharp County, the son of Lyle Ross. He as a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for carnivals...
Howard Ray Billings (06/09/05)
Howard Ray Billings, 60, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Leonard and Opal McMannis Billings, was born May 12, 1945, in Viola. He died May 31, 2005, at his home in Viola. He was united in marriage to Sue Batterton on March 26, 1966, at Viola and to this union two daughters were born...
Gerldine M. Haynes (06/09/05)
Gerldine M. Haynes, 70, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1935 at Williford, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include seven sons -- Kenneth Haynes, Mike Haynes and Dan Haynes all of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Thayer, Mo., Joe Haynes of Maynard, Randy Haynes of St. ...
Otha Lee Robbins (06/09/05)
Otha Lee Robbins, 86, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Josie Wray Kerley, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died May 29, 2005, at her home in Viola. She was united in marriage to Horace Ray Robbins on Sept. 8, 1935, at Elizabeth, Ark. To this union five children were born...
C.J. Cotton (06/09/05)
C.J. Cotton, age 94, of Smithville, Ark., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, at Mena, Ark., to Gilbert Henry and Sophia Musick Cotton. He was a farmer and a sorghum maker and member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Grady O. Smith (06/09/05)
Grady O. Smith, son of the late Thurman Smith and Carrie Watts Smith, was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Boswell, Ark. He died May 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 89 years. Smith was united in marriage to Martha Marie Russell on Oct. 28, 1935, in Oxford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight instructor...
Joshua Ryan Mullins (06/09/05)
Joshua Ryan Mullins, age 14, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 23, 1990, and died May 25, 2005, at Mammoth Spring. Survivors include his mother, Tywana Gatewood and husband, Bill Martin Jr. of Mammoth Spring; his father, Kalvin Mullins, and wife, Lisa, of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers -- Samuel Mullins and Nathan Mullins; four step-sisters -- Noelle Martin, Misti Norris, Tabitha Wallace and Amber Norris; one step-brother Billy Ray Martin III; two nieces, Autumn McEntire and Gabrielle Wallace; one nephew, Zackery Mullins and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Frank P. Hall (06/09/05)
Frank P. Hall, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Robert Richard Hall and Alice Anne Weir Hall, was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Shelby County, Tenn. He died June 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Scarlett on Nov. 20, 1939, in DeSoto County, Miss. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade and he was of the Baptist faith...