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Stories from Thursday, July 14, 2005

Drought alert in Oregon County (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County is one of 23 Missouri counties for which a drought alert was declared last week by Gov. Matt Blunt. The governor also ordered the Drought Assessment Committee to swing into action. The 23 counties listed have experienced a shortage of rainfall since February, along with months of low stream levels and low soil moisture conditions, indicating a moderate drought level, Blunt's office said. ...
Residents urged to prepare for West Nile (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Health Department Director Shiela Russell reminds county residents it's the time of year to start preparing for West Nile virus (WNV) and to take action to reduce their risk of infection. "To date, there have been no cases of WNV reported in Missouri. ...
Man arrested for assault (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man, Stephen O. Hastings, was arrested by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week and charged with domestic assault. The Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said Hastings caused physical injury to Jennifer Parrot by grabbing her neck and throwing her to the ground, breaking her finger...
Recycling center stuck with trash (07/14/05)
Photo Caption:NO TRASH: Oregon County Recycling Center Manager Larry Brock reminds county residents the recycling center does not accept trash. He says recyclables should be sorted and placed in the bin in front of the center. THAYER -- Trash is being dumped illegally at the Oregon County Recycling Center and center manager Larry Brock says it has to stop...
Department streamlines license process (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department is trying to make it easier for residents to obtain the documents needed to meet the new drivers license requirements that went into effect July 1. "As of the first of this month, Missourians will have to show proof of identity and proof they are lawfully in the United States before they can get a new driver's license or renew their current license," said health department clerk Terri Wrenfrow...
Strange weather leaves man with tornado-like damage (07/14/05)
damaging winds: Anthony Stillwell examines a section of his garage roof that was blown off during a Fourth of July storm. Stillwell, who lives on a farm seven miles south of Salem, said he thinks a tornado may have been responsible for the damage to his house. Look on page 18 for more about Stillwell. Photo/Jared...
Truck driver charged with lewd act with minor (07/14/05)
A Louisiana truck driver is charged with sexual indecency with a child after he allegedly fondled a 13-year-old West Plains, Mo., girl while the two were traveling through the county on their way back to Louisiana. Jerry Shawn Wainwright, 27, of West Monroe, La., was arrested July 1 after an investigation began in June when the girl text messaged her mother on her cell phone and told her of the alleged inappropriate activity...
Hardy woman charged with prescription drug fraud (07/14/05)
A Hardy woman has been charged with fraud after she called a local drug store and allegedly claimed to be an employee of a physician's office to obtain prescription medications. Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp arrested Sandra Hope Nash, 30, at Hill's Drug Store June 29. She is charged with fraud to obtain a controlled substance, a class C felony...
OSHA drops serious violation citations (07/14/05)
North Arkansas Electric Co-op was issued a citation July 6 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with an Aug. 31, 2004, blast that killed three co-op employees at a Mountain Home substation. "Our investigation is complete, and it's now in the hands of our lawyers," said Paul Hanson, area director for OSHA. "They were cited for three serious violations originally, but it was reduced to one non-serious violation."...
Swifton woman dies at Spring River (07/14/05)
A Swifton woman died from alcohol poisoning July 9 at the Many Islands Campground on the Spring River, according to authorities. Investigator Dennis Simmons of the Arkansas State Police said the death of Lavada L. Brown, 39, is being treated as an accidental death...
USDA accepting nominations (07/14/05)
Oregon County USDA Executive Director Dennis Johnson announced last week that his office has begun accepting nomination forms for candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees. The nomination period is June 15 through Aug. 1 He said this year the election will be held for the committee person to represent Local Administrative Area 3, which includes Jeff, Couch, Billmore, Myrtle and Cedar Bluff townships...
Tentative agreement reached between MRID and Horseshoe Bend (07/14/05)
The conflict between the Horseshoe Bend City Council and the city's MRID over who should patrol the city's lakes may be coming to an end. The MRID and city council reached an tentative agreement July 11 to form a volunteer lake patrol on a trial basis...
Doug Rush fired from Ozarka (07/14/05)
The legal battle is about to begin. A July 7 decision by the Ozarka Board of Trustees to remove President Douglas W. Rush from office will likely land the Melbourne based college in court. "I'm certainly considering legal action," said Rush from his home July 10. "I was wrongfully dismissed. I'm not going to roll over and play dead."...
Laying the flag ... (07/14/05)
FLAG DEMONSTRATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett Thayer American Legion Post 344, Sgt. Brown and Sgt. Carroll of the West Plains National Guard MP Company demonstrated proper handling of the American flag at burial ceremonies. The post provides burial details for veterans in Missouri and Arkansas. Post Adjutant Doyle Fink said proper handling of the flag at funerals is a beautiful display of reverence and respect for veterans who have made their final roll call...
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION (07/14/05)
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett American Legion Post 344 of Thayer, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Paul Hackworth for his 60 years of continuous membership at the post. He has served as post commander and adjutant for many years until ill health forced him to give up his labor of love. ...
Truck driver charged with lewd act with minor (07/14/05)
A Louisiana truck driver is charged with sexual indecency with a child after he allegedly fondled a 13-year-old West Plains, Mo., girl while the two were traveling through the county on their way back to Louisiana. Jerry Shawn Wainwright, 27, of West Monroe, La., was arrested July 1 after an investigation began in June when the girl text messaged her mother on her cell phone and told her of the alleged inappropriate activity...
USDA accepting nominations (07/14/05)
Oregon County USDA Executive Director Dennis Johnson announced last week that his office has begun accepting nomination forms for candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees. The nomination period is June 15 through Aug. 1 He said this year the election will be held for the committee person to represent Local Administrative Area 3, which includes Jeff, Couch, Billmore, Myrtle and Cedar Bluff townships...
Drought alert in Oregon County (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County is one of 23 Missouri counties for which a drought alert was declared last week by Gov. Matt Blunt. The governor also ordered the Drought Assessment Committee to swing into action. The 23 counties listed have experienced a shortage of rainfall since February, along with months of low stream levels and low soil moisture conditions, indicating a moderate drought level, Blunt's office said. ...
Hardy woman charged with prescription drug fraud (07/14/05)
A Hardy woman has been charged with fraud after she called a local drug store and allegedly claimed to be an employee of a physician's office to obtain prescription medications. Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp arrested Sandra Hope Nash, 30, at Hill's Drug Store June 29. She is charged with fraud to obtain a controlled substance, a class C felony...
Residents urged to prepare for West Nile (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Health Department Director Shiela Russell reminds county residents it's the time of year to start preparing for West Nile virus (WNV) and to take action to reduce their risk of infection. "To date, there have been no cases of WNV reported in Missouri. ...
Man arrested for assault (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man, Stephen O. Hastings, was arrested by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week and charged with domestic assault. The Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said Hastings caused physical injury to Jennifer Parrot by grabbing her neck and throwing her to the ground, breaking her finger...
Recycling center stuck with trash (07/14/05)
Photo Caption:NO TRASH: Oregon County Recycling Center Manager Larry Brock reminds county residents the recycling center does not accept trash. He says recyclables should be sorted and placed in the bin in front of the center. THAYER -- Trash is being dumped illegally at the Oregon County Recycling Center and center manager Larry Brock says it has to stop...
Department streamlines license process (07/14/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department is trying to make it easier for residents to obtain the documents needed to meet the new drivers license requirements that went into effect July 1. "As of the first of this month, Missourians will have to show proof of identity and proof they are lawfully in the United States before they can get a new driver's license or renew their current license," said health department clerk Terri Wrenfrow...
Strange weather leaves man with tornado-like damage (07/14/05)
damaging winds: Anthony Stillwell examines a section of his garage roof that was blown off during a Fourth of July storm. Stillwell, who lives on a farm seven miles south of Salem, said he thinks a tornado may have been responsible for the damage to his house. Look on page 18 for more about Stillwell. Photo/Jared...
OSHA drops serious violation citations (07/14/05)
North Arkansas Electric Co-op was issued a citation July 6 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with an Aug. 31, 2004, blast that killed three co-op employees at a Mountain Home substation. "Our investigation is complete, and it's now in the hands of our lawyers," said Paul Hanson, area director for OSHA. "They were cited for three serious violations originally, but it was reduced to one non-serious violation."...
Laying the flag ... (07/14/05)
FLAG DEMONSTRATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett Thayer American Legion Post 344, Sgt. Brown and Sgt. Carroll of the West Plains National Guard MP Company demonstrated proper handling of the American flag at burial ceremonies. The post provides burial details for veterans in Missouri and Arkansas. Post Adjutant Doyle Fink said proper handling of the flag at funerals is a beautiful display of reverence and respect for veterans who have made their final roll call...
Doug Rush fired from Ozarka (07/14/05)
The legal battle is about to begin. A July 7 decision by the Ozarka Board of Trustees to remove President Douglas W. Rush from office will likely land the Melbourne based college in court. "I'm certainly considering legal action," said Rush from his home July 10. "I was wrongfully dismissed. I'm not going to roll over and play dead."...
Tentative agreement reached between MRID and Horseshoe Bend (07/14/05)
The conflict between the Horseshoe Bend City Council and the city's MRID over who should patrol the city's lakes may be coming to an end. The MRID and city council reached an tentative agreement July 11 to form a volunteer lake patrol on a trial basis...
Swifton woman dies at Spring River (07/14/05)
A Swifton woman died from alcohol poisoning July 9 at the Many Islands Campground on the Spring River, according to authorities. Investigator Dennis Simmons of the Arkansas State Police said the death of Lavada L. Brown, 39, is being treated as an accidental death...
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION (07/14/05)
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett American Legion Post 344 of Thayer, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Paul Hackworth for his 60 years of continuous membership at the post. He has served as post commander and adjutant for many years until ill health forced him to give up his labor of love. ...
Spring River Home Health celebrates with open house (07/14/05)
Spring River Home Health and Spring River Hospice, formerly Eastern Ozarks, will be hosting an open house on July 20 to celebrate their new location at 2852 C Highway 62/412 in the Holden Building from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Spring River Hospice has been serving Sharp, Fulton, Izard and portions of Lawrence counties more than 10 years providing compassionate care to the terminally ill. ...
Thomas, Benjamin Davenport (07/14/05)
Aaron and Tracy Davenport are proud parents of twin boys born June 27, 2005. Alexander Thomas (Alex) weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17 inches long. Benjamin Clark (Ben) 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Brenda Davenport of Van Buren...
Time for fair (07/14/05)
The Sharp County Fair is just around the corner. There are several events that will be taking place at the Sharp County Fairgrounds Arena during the fair. Fair goers are reminded of the Ranchers Classic Stock Dog Trial on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. This event will be put on by Bar C Stock Dogs -- Ron and Charlie Collins. For more information call 870-966-4393...
McDonald deployed to Dubai, UAE (07/14/05)
Navy Seaman Harold L. McDonald, son of Dolores Bishop of Williford, made a port visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a scheduled deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. During the visit, members of McDonald's unit took time to read, play and assist in teaching children at the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Center in Dubai. The 130 children at the school have a variety of disabilities and range in age from 3 to 15...
Tourist center needs volunteers (07/14/05)
The Hardy Tourist Information Center is looking for volunteers to work in their office on Mondays now through Labor Day. Anyone who would like to help out is asked to call call 856-2644 Thursday through Sunday for more information.
Tourist center needs volunteers (07/14/05)
The Hardy Tourist Information Center is looking for volunteers to work in their office on Mondays now through Labor Day. Anyone who would like to help out is asked to call call 856-2644 Thursday through Sunday for more information.
Time for fair (07/14/05)
The Sharp County Fair is just around the corner. There are several events that will be taking place at the Sharp County Fairgrounds Arena during the fair. Fair goers are reminded of the Ranchers Classic Stock Dog Trial on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. This event will be put on by Bar C Stock Dogs -- Ron and Charlie Collins. For more information call 870-966-4393...
Thomas, Benjamin Davenport (07/14/05)
Aaron and Tracy Davenport are proud parents of twin boys born June 27, 2005. Alexander Thomas (Alex) weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17 inches long. Benjamin Clark (Ben) 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Brenda Davenport of Van Buren...
Spring River Home Health celebrates with open house (07/14/05)
Spring River Home Health and Spring River Hospice, formerly Eastern Ozarks, will be hosting an open house on July 20 to celebrate their new location at 2852 C Highway 62/412 in the Holden Building from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Spring River Hospice has been serving Sharp, Fulton, Izard and portions of Lawrence counties more than 10 years providing compassionate care to the terminally ill. ...
McDonald deployed to Dubai, UAE (07/14/05)
Navy Seaman Harold L. McDonald, son of Dolores Bishop of Williford, made a port visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a scheduled deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. During the visit, members of McDonald's unit took time to read, play and assist in teaching children at the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Center in Dubai. The 130 children at the school have a variety of disabilities and range in age from 3 to 15...
Mister Mom (07/14/05)
Pulling into the driveway of Tim Sutherland's house near the Fulton/Izard County line, everything looks much like it does at any of the other farms that dot the landscape up and down Highway 9. Walking through Sutherland's yard, everything seems to be normal; a landscaped garden project nearing completion, an overly-affectionate 7-year-old dog eager for attention and a fenced area containing a number of chickens doing what chickens do...
Salem to hold free basketball clinic (07/14/05)
A free basketball clinic will be held July 21 at the Salem High School Gym for any student in grades 4 through 6. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Students will need to be picked up before noon. Coach Chambers and Coach Scribner will conduct the free clinic to introduce fundamental basketball skills to the students attending...
Hunters can apply online for managed deer hunts (07/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- If you have ever wished you could hunt deer in a state park, a national wildlife refuge or a nature preserve, now is your chance. Pick up a phone or go online and apply for a spot in one of the 85 managed deer hunts administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation this fall...
Mister Mom (07/14/05)
Pulling into the driveway of Tim Sutherland's house near the Fulton/Izard County line, everything looks much like it does at any of the other farms that dot the landscape up and down Highway 9. Walking through Sutherland's yard, everything seems to be normal; a landscaped garden project nearing completion, an overly-affectionate 7-year-old dog eager for attention and a fenced area containing a number of chickens doing what chickens do...
Hunters can apply online for managed deer hunts (07/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- If you have ever wished you could hunt deer in a state park, a national wildlife refuge or a nature preserve, now is your chance. Pick up a phone or go online and apply for a spot in one of the 85 managed deer hunts administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation this fall...
Salem to hold free basketball clinic (07/14/05)
A free basketball clinic will be held July 21 at the Salem High School Gym for any student in grades 4 through 6. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Students will need to be picked up before noon. Coach Chambers and Coach Scribner will conduct the free clinic to introduce fundamental basketball skills to the students attending...
Helen Evans McCurley (07/14/05)
Helen Irene Evans McCurley, 88 daughter of Jeff Evans and Elsie Maddox Evans was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Rush Creek, Ark. She died June 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to James Ewell McCurley May 18, 1934, in Melbourne, until his death in 1997. ...
Ozella Mobley (07/14/05)
Ozella Mobley, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died July 6, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Jim II and Rittia M. Vance Jarrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall (07/14/05)
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall, 86, daughter of the late Ed Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis Taylor was born April 22, 1919, in Sidney, Ark. She died June 25, 2005, in Batesville. She was united in marriage to J.D. Hall on July 17, 1937, and to this union two children were born...
Robert "R.D" Rogers (07/14/05)
Robert "R.D." Rogers, 83, departed this life on July 5, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following complications from injuries received in an automobile accident on July 1, 2005. Born the second son of E. L. and Maude Owen Rogers on March 23, 1922, at Wirth, Ark., R.D. was united in marriage June 30, 1942, to Rosemary Earls in Hardy, Ark. Rosemary preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2002...
Thomas "Ted" Stone (07/14/05)
Thomas Edward "Ted" Stone, 85, formerly of Thayer, died July 3, 2005, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, the son of John Henry and Josephine Davis Stone. All of the Stones attended the Thayer Pentecostal Church 1915-1940. They enjoyed family gatherings with the Davises, Evans, Skaggs and Brazeals. They fished in Warm Fork, swam in the spring, hunted, played baseball "down in the field" and explored caves...
Audie M. Richardson (07/14/05)
Audie M. Richardson, 79, of Marshall, formerly of Batesville, died July 5, 2005, at the Searcy County Nursing and Rehab Center in Marshall. She was born July 30, 1925, at Dolph, Ark., the daughter of Steve Frank and Lucy Pearl Young Wayland. She was a retired housekeeper, a member of the EH Club at McHue and was of the Baptist faith...
Alfred Emmit Crumley (07/14/05)
Alfred Emmit Crumley, 90, of Cave City, died July 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 7, 1914, near Mobley, Ark., to Charles Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was of the Protestant faith...
Virgie Mae Landers (07/14/05)
Virgie Mae Gaston Landers, daughter of the late William Harrison Gaston and Maude Ora Weathers Gaston, was born May 28, 1911, in LaCrosse, Ark. She died June 29, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 94 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris Landers on Nov. 16, 1931, in Salem, Mo., until his death in 1982. To this union two children were born...
Frank Gaborik (07/14/05)
Frank Gaborik, 78, was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Fairgrove, Mich., and was the son of the late Martin and Magdelina Gaborik. He died July 6, 2005, in his home in Thayer, Mo. He served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman and technician during World War II...
Virginia Ruth Hobbs (07/14/05)
Virginia Ruth Hobbs, 70, of Thayer, Mo., died July 3, 2005, in Thayer after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Stone County, Mo., the daughter of Edith Pruitt Thomas and the late Charles H. Thomas. She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Lloyd Hobbs...
Zora Estes Brown (07/14/05)
Zora Estes Brown, of Horseshoe Bend, was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late John Matthew and Dora Agnes Hall Estes. She died July 7, 2005, at Salem at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to William Edward Brown Oct. 26, 1924 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Agnes Buchanan (07/14/05)
Agnes Buchanan, age 90, of Salem, Mo., formerly of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died July 6, 2005 at Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi, Mo. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc of Walnut Ridge, Ark...
Edith McGowan (07/14/05)
Edith McGowan, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Ihringshausen, Germany, she was the daughter of Andreas and Josefa Grunau. She married Jack McGowan March 13, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. She worked in the retail clothing industry for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Reva Jane Hower (07/14/05)
Reva Jane Hower, 64, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Alton, Mo., and died March 9, 2005, at the St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was an employee at the Alton Bank for over 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim Hower of Alton; two daughters -- Sherrie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., and Angela Rose and husband, Paul, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; two sons -- James W. ...
Charles Spurlock (07/14/05)
Charles Henry Spurlock, 53, of Center died March 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Nov. 15, 1951, at Center he was the son of Archie Clayton and Jennie Lucille Golden Spurlock. He married Regina Mayo, July 28, 1974. He was a paramedic for the Spring River Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village, a volunteer fireman for Center Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ...
Lanell Higginbottom (07/14/05)
Lanell Higginbottom, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 3, 1918, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Charlie C. and Viva L. Thompson Heath. She was a homemaker and a Church of Christ member...
Lottie A. Brandt (07/14/05)
Lottie A. Brandt, 77, died March 11, 2005, in West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Born in Goodlet, Texas, Oct. 13, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sophia Martin Lane. She married Eugene A. Brandt Sept. 18, 1945. She was a Rockford area resident for over 30 years...
Lillian McWilliams (07/14/05)
The memorial service for Lillian McWilliams, who died Feb. 24, 2005, will be April 2 at 2 p.m. at Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy. All those who remember her are asked to help celebrate her life. Lillian and Bryce McWilliams retired to Cherokee Village from Deer Creek, Ill., in 1971. Bryce died in 1980. Lillian was active in the Lions Club, Christian Women's Club, Lions and Singles Club, she was also an avid card player and enjoyed her yard and flowers at 36 Cherokee Road...
Margaret Jane Gamboe (07/14/05)
Margaret Jane Gamboe, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 15, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert E. Taylor and Jane Nunne Taylor. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1940. She married Lester Gamboe April 21, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kankakee, Ill...
Loni Reimschisel (07/14/05)
Loni Reimschisel 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 17, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Heilbroune, Germany. She married Johnny Edward Reimschisel Nov. 24, 1956, in Heilbroune, Germany. During her working years she worked in restaurants in Ossian, Ind., and in photo developing in Baerfield, Ind. ...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (07/14/05)
Eleanor Patsy Yager, 72, of Cave City, Ark., died March 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1932, at Goshen County, Wyo., she was the daughter of Clifford and Theresa Ewing Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons -- Richard Leroy Cross of Cave City, Robert Yager of Ash Flat, Ben Yager of San Diego, Calif.; and six daughters -- Raechel Mctigue of Cave City, Rebecca Hope Tabler of Wasilla, Alaska, Donna Kuhns of Sidney, Neb., Charlene Hudspeth of Tacoma, Wash., Patsy Yager of Evening Shade, and Kimberly Walley of Cave City.. ...
Estle J. Crabtree (07/14/05)
Estle J. Crabtree, 84, of Batesville, died March 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 19, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of Lee and Emma Bell Crabtree. He was a retired farmer, a sawmill operator, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, a past member of the American Legion and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Glenda Cantrell (07/14/05)
Glenda Kathleen Cantrell, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born March 5, 1916, in Marquand, Mo., and died March 10, 2005, at the West Vue nursing facility in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel Cantrell on May 20, 1966, in Fredricktown, Mo. She spent most of her lifetime in Madison County, Mo., where she taught elementary school, retiring in 1966...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (07/14/05)
Harvey Lee Gleghorn, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Arch and Della Johnson Gleghorn, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Day, Ark. He died March 19, 2005, at McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Sibyl Harber on Feb. 14, 1948, in Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
James David Cox (07/14/05)
A graveside service for James David Cox, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was March 18 at Arytown Cemetery with Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., in Thayer. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, the son of David George Cox and the late Mattie Mae Hallock Cox in Oregon County, Mo. He died March 16, 2005, in Salem, Ark...
Nina Major Coats (07/14/05)
Funeral services for Nina Christine Major Coats, 65, of Salem, Ark., were March 25, 2005, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with the Rev. Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Charles Piper (07/14/05)
Charles Piper, 72, of Cherokee Village died March 6, 2005, in the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born Aug. 15, 1932, in Altamont, Ill., he was the son of Bertha Frost Piper and Charles W. Piper. He was married to Nancy Piper. He served in the Air Force from June 19, 1951, to June 18, 1955 and was employed as an engineer...
James Cruey (07/14/05)
James Washington Cruey, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died March 15, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Bluefield, Va., he was the son of Warnie S. Cruey and Minnie Vincent Cruey. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He was employed at Boeing Aircraft as an inspector. He was married to Ava Tucker Cruey at Hardy...
Jean Lee Wilson (07/14/05)
Jean Lee Wilson, 59, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Ocala, Fla., and died March 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Wilson of the home; two children -- John Wilson and wife, Jenny, of Cumming, Ga., and Audrey Purcell and husband, Amos, of Alton; two grandchildren -- Garek and Galen Purcell; her parents -- Willie and Rose Brggs Lee of Florida; five brothers -- George Lee of Alabama, Jim Lee of Georgia, Harold Lee, Donald Lee and Stanley Lee all of Florida; and two sisters -- Edith Smith and Sandra Smith, both of Florida.. ...
Joseph T. Miner (07/14/05)
Joseph T. Miner, of Florissant, Mo., died March 6, 2005. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Nellie E. Miner (nee Pingleton) dear father of Donald D. Miner (Michelle), Brenda J. Hodges (nee Miner) (Paul Gauseweg), and the late Joseph Bruce Miner; dear grandfather of Justin, Jacob and Lisa Hodges, and Elizabeth Miner, and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sister, Eunice Miner Newton...
Ozella Mobley (07/14/05)
Ozella Mobley, 92, of Cave City, Ark., died July 6, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Jim II and Rittia M. Vance Jarrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Helen Evans McCurley (07/14/05)
Helen Irene Evans McCurley, 88 daughter of Jeff Evans and Elsie Maddox Evans was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Rush Creek, Ark. She died June 28, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to James Ewell McCurley May 18, 1934, in Melbourne, until his death in 1997. ...
Virginia Ruth Hobbs (07/14/05)
Virginia Ruth Hobbs, 70, of Thayer, Mo., died July 3, 2005, in Thayer after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Stone County, Mo., the daughter of Edith Pruitt Thomas and the late Charles H. Thomas. She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Lloyd Hobbs...
Frank Gaborik (07/14/05)
Frank Gaborik, 78, was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Fairgrove, Mich., and was the son of the late Martin and Magdelina Gaborik. He died July 6, 2005, in his home in Thayer, Mo. He served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman and technician during World War II...
Virgie Mae Landers (07/14/05)
Virgie Mae Gaston Landers, daughter of the late William Harrison Gaston and Maude Ora Weathers Gaston, was born May 28, 1911, in LaCrosse, Ark. She died June 29, 2005, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 94 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris Landers on Nov. 16, 1931, in Salem, Mo., until his death in 1982. To this union two children were born...
Alfred Emmit Crumley (07/14/05)
Alfred Emmit Crumley, 90, of Cave City, died July 5, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 7, 1914, near Mobley, Ark., to Charles Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was of the Protestant faith...
Thomas "Ted" Stone (07/14/05)
Thomas Edward "Ted" Stone, 85, formerly of Thayer, died July 3, 2005, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, the son of John Henry and Josephine Davis Stone. All of the Stones attended the Thayer Pentecostal Church 1915-1940. They enjoyed family gatherings with the Davises, Evans, Skaggs and Brazeals. They fished in Warm Fork, swam in the spring, hunted, played baseball "down in the field" and explored caves...
Robert "R.D" Rogers (07/14/05)
Robert "R.D." Rogers, 83, departed this life on July 5, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following complications from injuries received in an automobile accident on July 1, 2005. Born the second son of E. L. and Maude Owen Rogers on March 23, 1922, at Wirth, Ark., R.D. was united in marriage June 30, 1942, to Rosemary Earls in Hardy, Ark. Rosemary preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2002...
Zora Estes Brown (07/14/05)
Zora Estes Brown, of Horseshoe Bend, was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late John Matthew and Dora Agnes Hall Estes. She died July 7, 2005, at Salem at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to William Edward Brown Oct. 26, 1924 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Agnes Buchanan (07/14/05)
Agnes Buchanan, age 90, of Salem, Mo., formerly of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died July 6, 2005 at Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi, Mo. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc of Walnut Ridge, Ark...
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall (07/14/05)
Nancy Ola Taylor Hall, 86, daughter of the late Ed Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis Taylor was born April 22, 1919, in Sidney, Ark. She died June 25, 2005, in Batesville. She was united in marriage to J.D. Hall on July 17, 1937, and to this union two children were born...
Audie M. Richardson (07/14/05)
Audie M. Richardson, 79, of Marshall, formerly of Batesville, died July 5, 2005, at the Searcy County Nursing and Rehab Center in Marshall. She was born July 30, 1925, at Dolph, Ark., the daughter of Steve Frank and Lucy Pearl Young Wayland. She was a retired housekeeper, a member of the EH Club at McHue and was of the Baptist faith...
Glenda Cantrell (07/14/05)
Glenda Kathleen Cantrell, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born March 5, 1916, in Marquand, Mo., and died March 10, 2005, at the West Vue nursing facility in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel Cantrell on May 20, 1966, in Fredricktown, Mo. She spent most of her lifetime in Madison County, Mo., where she taught elementary school, retiring in 1966...
Estle J. Crabtree (07/14/05)
Estle J. Crabtree, 84, of Batesville, died March 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 19, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., he was the son of Lee and Emma Bell Crabtree. He was a retired farmer, a sawmill operator, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, a past member of the American Legion and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Eleanor Patsy Yager (07/14/05)
Eleanor Patsy Yager, 72, of Cave City, Ark., died March 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1932, at Goshen County, Wyo., she was the daughter of Clifford and Theresa Ewing Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons -- Richard Leroy Cross of Cave City, Robert Yager of Ash Flat, Ben Yager of San Diego, Calif.; and six daughters -- Raechel Mctigue of Cave City, Rebecca Hope Tabler of Wasilla, Alaska, Donna Kuhns of Sidney, Neb., Charlene Hudspeth of Tacoma, Wash., Patsy Yager of Evening Shade, and Kimberly Walley of Cave City.. ...
Harvey Lee Gleghorn (07/14/05)
Harvey Lee Gleghorn, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Arch and Della Johnson Gleghorn, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Day, Ark. He died March 19, 2005, at McClellan VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Sibyl Harber on Feb. 14, 1948, in Melbourne, Ark. To this union three children were born. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
Loni Reimschisel (07/14/05)
Loni Reimschisel 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 17, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Heilbroune, Germany. She married Johnny Edward Reimschisel Nov. 24, 1956, in Heilbroune, Germany. During her working years she worked in restaurants in Ossian, Ind., and in photo developing in Baerfield, Ind. ...
Margaret Jane Gamboe (07/14/05)
Margaret Jane Gamboe, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 15, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert E. Taylor and Jane Nunne Taylor. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1940. She married Lester Gamboe April 21, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kankakee, Ill...
Edith McGowan (07/14/05)
Edith McGowan, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Ihringshausen, Germany, she was the daughter of Andreas and Josefa Grunau. She married Jack McGowan March 13, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. She worked in the retail clothing industry for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Reva Jane Hower (07/14/05)
Reva Jane Hower, 64, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Alton, Mo., and died March 9, 2005, at the St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was an employee at the Alton Bank for over 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim Hower of Alton; two daughters -- Sherrie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., and Angela Rose and husband, Paul, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; two sons -- James W. ...
Charles Spurlock (07/14/05)
Charles Henry Spurlock, 53, of Center died March 13, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Nov. 15, 1951, at Center he was the son of Archie Clayton and Jennie Lucille Golden Spurlock. He married Regina Mayo, July 28, 1974. He was a paramedic for the Spring River Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village, a volunteer fireman for Center Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ...
Lanell Higginbottom (07/14/05)
Lanell Higginbottom, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 14, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 3, 1918, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Charlie C. and Viva L. Thompson Heath. She was a homemaker and a Church of Christ member...
James David Cox (07/14/05)
A graveside service for James David Cox, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was March 18 at Arytown Cemetery with Bruce Stone officiating. Burial was in Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., in Thayer. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, the son of David George Cox and the late Mattie Mae Hallock Cox in Oregon County, Mo. He died March 16, 2005, in Salem, Ark...
Lottie A. Brandt (07/14/05)
Lottie A. Brandt, 77, died March 11, 2005, in West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Born in Goodlet, Texas, Oct. 13, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sophia Martin Lane. She married Eugene A. Brandt Sept. 18, 1945. She was a Rockford area resident for over 30 years...