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Stories from Thursday, July 28, 2005

What's this? (07/28/05)
come on up: Halli Prescott, 2, peers down from her slide at her grandparents farm in Salem. Her grandparents, Michael and Ruth Ann Barnett were named the 2005 Fulton County Farm Family of the year. Their story will appear next week in The News. Photo/Jared...
Alleged con-man contractor at large (07/28/05)
A Viola man has been charged with four counts of theft of property, all class C felonies after he allegedly received money for construction projects he did not complete. Officials at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department are searching for 32-year-old Michael Ray Newton...
School lighting project amended (07/28/05)
COUCH -- The Couch School Board voted to amend the resolution they made at last month's meeting to fund the lighting project at the school. Plans now call for the lighting project to be financed through a lease agreement with Crews and Associates. The board discussed the two options they have for health insurance and are waiting for a quote from one of the companies...
Ambulance costs raise concern (07/28/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ways to control the rising costs of operating an ambulance service was discussed at the July 21 meeting of the Oregon County Ambulance Board of Directors in Thayer. Officials from Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) attended the meeting. The ambulance service in the county contracts with OMC. ...
Old Soldiers' Reunion scheduled at Mammoth Spring (07/28/05)
This year will mark the 113th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion. It is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. This year the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a kids talent show Monday evening and an adult talent show Tuesday evening. ...
Mammoth Spring schools prepare (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A lot of work goes on during the summer months in schools across the area and the Mammoth Spring School District is no different. Principal Wade Powell said that much needed work has been gong on in his school building this summer, including completely remodeling the secretary's office. In the past, the office was shared with the school nurse...
Reunion to begin Aug. 1 at MS State Park (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- This year will mark the 113th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion. It is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. This year the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a kids talent show Monday evening and an adult talent show Tuesday evening. ...
Drive-by shooting occurs on Griffin Road (07/28/05)
Police are on the lookout for a white sport utility vehicle whose occupants are suspected of firing shots at a home on Griffin Road near Hardy July 21. Shortly after midnight five rounds were fired from the road near the home of Tena Grimes, said Sharp County Chief Deputy Rickey Crook. Two rounds penetrated the home and were found in the kitchen area, Crook said. The vehicle was seen fleeing from the area...
Gill resigns as Horseshoe Bend MRID Commissioner (07/28/05)
A year and a half after appointing Ray Gill to serve as an MRID Commissioner, the Horseshoe Bend City Council is now searching for his replacement. Gill tendered his resignation to the council effective July 31. In a letter addressed to Mayor Bob Spear, Gill said being a commissioner on the MRID was consuming too much of his personal time...
Powell is new Mammoth Spring Elementary School principal (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- With the retirement of longtime Mammoth Spring Elementary School Principal Ruth Stevens this summer, a new principal has been hired at the school. Wade Powell has taken over the reins as principal at the school. He is a 1988 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School. He received a bachelor's degree in elementary education and middle school science from Arkansas State University. He also received a masters degree in elementary education from ASU...
Three die in two wrecks (07/28/05)
Injured: Paramedics assist Vince R. Martin after he was thrown from a 2005 Dodge Ram truck during a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 63 two miles north of Hardy July 22. The driver of the truck, 24-year-old Michael D. Casey of Mammoth Spring, was killed during the crash. Photo/Jared...
Hospital temporarily escapes auction block (07/28/05)
An Illinois based company's attempt to open a hospital at the former Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System facility in Cherokee Village nearly ended last week. Circuit Court Judge Phil Smith signed a court stay July 22 stopping the Sharp County Sheriff's Department from padlocking the building in preparation for selling the hospital buildings, equipment and property at a public auction next month...
The Smiths (07/28/05)
For this year's Sharp County Farm Family of the Year hard work is a way of life. From an early age, Phillip Smith learned the importance and responsibility of farming growing up on his parents' farm. Today Smith, his wife and their three children continue the tradition and own and operate a successful cattle and chicken farm in Sidney...
The Smiths (07/28/05)
For this year's Sharp County Farm Family of the Year hard work is a way of life. From an early age, Phillip Smith learned the importance and responsibility of farming growing up on his parents' farm. Today Smith, his wife and their three children continue the tradition and own and operate a successful cattle and chicken farm in Sidney...
School lighting project amended (07/28/05)
COUCH -- The Couch School Board voted to amend the resolution they made at last month's meeting to fund the lighting project at the school. Plans now call for the lighting project to be financed through a lease agreement with Crews and Associates. The board discussed the two options they have for health insurance and are waiting for a quote from one of the companies...
Old Soldiers' Reunion scheduled at Mammoth Spring (07/28/05)
This year will mark the 113th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion. It is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. This year the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a kids talent show Monday evening and an adult talent show Tuesday evening. ...
Mammoth Spring schools prepare (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A lot of work goes on during the summer months in schools across the area and the Mammoth Spring School District is no different. Principal Wade Powell said that much needed work has been gong on in his school building this summer, including completely remodeling the secretary's office. In the past, the office was shared with the school nurse...
Drive-by shooting occurs on Griffin Road (07/28/05)
Police are on the lookout for a white sport utility vehicle whose occupants are suspected of firing shots at a home on Griffin Road near Hardy July 21. Shortly after midnight five rounds were fired from the road near the home of Tena Grimes, said Sharp County Chief Deputy Rickey Crook. Two rounds penetrated the home and were found in the kitchen area, Crook said. The vehicle was seen fleeing from the area...
Hospital temporarily escapes auction block (07/28/05)
An Illinois based company's attempt to open a hospital at the former Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System facility in Cherokee Village nearly ended last week. Circuit Court Judge Phil Smith signed a court stay July 22 stopping the Sharp County Sheriff's Department from padlocking the building in preparation for selling the hospital buildings, equipment and property at a public auction next month...
Three die in two wrecks (07/28/05)
Injured: Paramedics assist Vince R. Martin after he was thrown from a 2005 Dodge Ram truck during a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 63 two miles north of Hardy July 22. The driver of the truck, 24-year-old Michael D. Casey of Mammoth Spring, was killed during the crash. Photo/Jared...
Ambulance costs raise concern (07/28/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ways to control the rising costs of operating an ambulance service was discussed at the July 21 meeting of the Oregon County Ambulance Board of Directors in Thayer. Officials from Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) attended the meeting. The ambulance service in the county contracts with OMC. ...
What's this? (07/28/05)
come on up: Halli Prescott, 2, peers down from her slide at her grandparents farm in Salem. Her grandparents, Michael and Ruth Ann Barnett were named the 2005 Fulton County Farm Family of the year. Their story will appear next week in The News. Photo/Jared...
Powell is new Mammoth Spring Elementary School principal (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- With the retirement of longtime Mammoth Spring Elementary School Principal Ruth Stevens this summer, a new principal has been hired at the school. Wade Powell has taken over the reins as principal at the school. He is a 1988 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School. He received a bachelor's degree in elementary education and middle school science from Arkansas State University. He also received a masters degree in elementary education from ASU...
Gill resigns as Horseshoe Bend MRID Commissioner (07/28/05)
A year and a half after appointing Ray Gill to serve as an MRID Commissioner, the Horseshoe Bend City Council is now searching for his replacement. Gill tendered his resignation to the council effective July 31. In a letter addressed to Mayor Bob Spear, Gill said being a commissioner on the MRID was consuming too much of his personal time...
Alleged con-man contractor at large (07/28/05)
A Viola man has been charged with four counts of theft of property, all class C felonies after he allegedly received money for construction projects he did not complete. Officials at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department are searching for 32-year-old Michael Ray Newton...
Reunion to begin Aug. 1 at MS State Park (07/28/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- This year will mark the 113th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion. It is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. This year the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a kids talent show Monday evening and an adult talent show Tuesday evening. ...
PTSC annual golf tourney a success (07/28/05)
Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic held its 8th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mountain View Golf Course July 16. Proceeds from the event are used toward the endowment of nine memorial college scholarships awarded annually to area high school seniors...
Sportsmen may access public areas to repair blinds at local WMAs (07/28/05)
Hunters who utilize duck blinds on several northeast Arkansas public hunting areas will soon get their chance to access these Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Areas. Sportsmen may access Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson/Black River WMAs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 25 in order to maintain duck blinds, waterfowl hunting holes and boat lanes...
Hooked on Fishing offers scholarships for young anglers (07/28/05)
If you know a youngster age 8 to 14 with a passion for fishing and a flair for storytelling, Hooked On Fishing International (HOFI) has a contest for them. The winners will receive a $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond and other prizes. HOFI, based in Tulsa, Okla., is the nation's largest producer of youth fishing events. ...
New license system in place for fall hunting seasons (07/28/05)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has streamlined the hunting license system. Previous hunting licenses expired a year from the date of purchase. Under the new system, hunting licenses will expire June 30 each year. The new annual big game license will have seven tags attached to it. Three tags will be used for the 2005 deer season, two for fall 2005 turkey season and two for spring 2006 turkey season...
Hooked on Fishing offers scholarships for young anglers (07/28/05)
If you know a youngster age 8 to 14 with a passion for fishing and a flair for storytelling, Hooked On Fishing International (HOFI) has a contest for them. The winners will receive a $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond and other prizes. HOFI, based in Tulsa, Okla., is the nation's largest producer of youth fishing events. ...
Sportsmen may access public areas to repair blinds at local WMAs (07/28/05)
Hunters who utilize duck blinds on several northeast Arkansas public hunting areas will soon get their chance to access these Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Areas. Sportsmen may access Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson/Black River WMAs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 25 in order to maintain duck blinds, waterfowl hunting holes and boat lanes...
New license system in place for fall hunting seasons (07/28/05)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has streamlined the hunting license system. Previous hunting licenses expired a year from the date of purchase. Under the new system, hunting licenses will expire June 30 each year. The new annual big game license will have seven tags attached to it. Three tags will be used for the 2005 deer season, two for fall 2005 turkey season and two for spring 2006 turkey season...
PTSC annual golf tourney a success (07/28/05)
Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic held its 8th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mountain View Golf Course July 16. Proceeds from the event are used toward the endowment of nine memorial college scholarships awarded annually to area high school seniors...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/28/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Formerly a resident of Osceola, Ark., he moved to the Williford area five years ago. Ryckman was born March 24, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Harry George Attrill Ryckman and Signe Elvira Larson. ...
Raechel M. Weisman (07/28/05)
Raechel M. Weisman, 90, of Ash Flat, died July 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Sidney Marks and Bertha Haas Marks. She was united in marriage to Milton W. Weisman. She was employed as a secretary during her working years...
Donald Hale Webb (07/28/05)
Donald Hale Webb, 75, son of the late Orgil Webb and Sarah Hiland Webb, was born July 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He died July 14, 2005, in Batesville. He was united in marriage to Imodean Phillips on July 5, 1950, in Batesville, Ark. To this union three sons were born. Donald was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ...
George (Leon) James (07/28/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Ravenden, Ark., Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was married in Joliet, Ill., on June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/28/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
Davis C. Overton (07/28/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Linda L. Poorman (07/28/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
R.A. Jones (07/28/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
J.D. Campbell (07/28/05)
J.D. Campbell, 80, of Evening Shade, died July 19, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Manchester, Tenn. to John D. and Beaulah Evelyn Simmons Campbell. He was a retired plumber and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Helen Isabel Martin (07/28/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922 in Richfield, Kan., and departed this life on July 19, 2005 at her home in Alvin, Texas. Helen's childhood years were spent in Boise City, Oklahoma during the Great Depression where she experienced the Oklahoma dust bowl. The dust endangered people's lives and that of livestock, and was so thick and strong that it blew into homes, even through closed windows, to the point that their family's clock quit ticking...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (07/28/05)
Charles David "Charley" Rigel, age 62, of Thayer, was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Sharp County, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. He is survived by one sister, Nadine McFann of Wenatchee, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Harold Robert Green (07/28/05)
Harold Robert Green, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 1, 1915, in Heart, Ark. He departed this life on July 23, 2005, at his home in Salem at the age of 90 years. Harold was united in marriage to Veta Henry on July 1, 1944, in Salem Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a mechanic/welder and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was of the Methodist faith...
Denzel R. Winstead (07/28/05)
Denzel R. Winstead, 95, of Hot Springs, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2005 at his home in Hot Springs. He was born March 10, 1910, in Hardy, Ark., the son of William Pifer and Kate Elkins Winstead. He was a member of Fairdale Baptist Church, chief carpenter mate in World War II Navy "Seabees" 64th Battalion; worked at Oaklawn Race Track for 39 years and was self-employed at Smith Brothers Construction Co...
Minnie Booth Pickens (07/28/05)
Minnie Booth Pickens, 91, died July 17, 2005, at her niece's home in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Ruby Chapter 191 of Eastern Star in Hardy and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last surviving child of the late John and Dora Booth of Williford, Ark...
John Boothe Orr (07/28/05)
John Boothe Orr, 42, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away July 24, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Batesville, Ark., the son of J.T. Orr and Mary Sue Boothe Orr. He graduated from Highland High School in 1981. He worked as a farmer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
~Born 10-22-1922 -- Died 7-10-2005 Correction: Dow A. Zuke" Sorrell whose obituary appeared in the July 1 issue, was from Gainesville, Texas, not from Gainesville, Mo.
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/28/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/28/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/28/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
Ransom C. Jones (07/28/05)
Ransom C. Jones, 97, of Cave City, died July 15, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1908, at Cave City to James Arthur and Alice Jackson Jones. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran having served in World War II, retired city marshall and justice of the peace at Cave City. He worked as a bodyguard for Joan Crawford for several years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/28/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/28/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
Dawna Jan White (07/28/05)
Dawna Jan White, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Kay Silvey Comstock and the late Darrell Comstock, was born Dec. 20, 1982, in Caney, Kan. She died July 16, 2005, at Salem at the age of 22. She was a 1999 graduate of Viola High School. She married Timothy Wayne White on March 3, 2000, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church of Viola...
Jason Russell-Fleener (07/28/05)
Jason Warren Russell-Fleener, age 30, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2005, at his home. He was the son of Amber Russell Fleener and Russell Fleener. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Amber Russell Fleener of Cherokee Village; his father, Russell Fleener of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers -- Shane Fleener of Indianapolis, and Russell Fleener III of Cherokee Village...
Raechel M. Weisman (07/28/05)
Raechel M. Weisman, 90, of Ash Flat, died July 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Sidney Marks and Bertha Haas Marks. She was united in marriage to Milton W. Weisman. She was employed as a secretary during her working years...
Denzel R. Winstead (07/28/05)
Denzel R. Winstead, 95, of Hot Springs, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2005 at his home in Hot Springs. He was born March 10, 1910, in Hardy, Ark., the son of William Pifer and Kate Elkins Winstead. He was a member of Fairdale Baptist Church, chief carpenter mate in World War II Navy "Seabees" 64th Battalion; worked at Oaklawn Race Track for 39 years and was self-employed at Smith Brothers Construction Co...
Minnie Booth Pickens (07/28/05)
Minnie Booth Pickens, 91, died July 17, 2005, at her niece's home in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Ruby Chapter 191 of Eastern Star in Hardy and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last surviving child of the late John and Dora Booth of Williford, Ark...
John Boothe Orr (07/28/05)
John Boothe Orr, 42, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away July 24, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Batesville, Ark., the son of J.T. Orr and Mary Sue Boothe Orr. He graduated from Highland High School in 1981. He worked as a farmer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
~Born 10-22-1922 -- Died 7-10-2005 Correction: Dow A. Zuke" Sorrell whose obituary appeared in the July 1 issue, was from Gainesville, Texas, not from Gainesville, Mo.
Joann Carolyn Elder (07/28/05)
Joann Carolyn Elder, 62, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of the Thayer Mo. area, was born June 5, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daugher of the late Johannah Schultz James and Clarence James. She died July 7, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a sales representative for Hormel Foods for many years. She was a devoted and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family...
Raphael (Ray) Martin (07/28/05)
Raphael Leon (Ray) Martin, 80, of Russellville died July 2, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 5, 1925 in Ash Flat, son of Horace and Bessie Martin. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1948...
"Tommy" Humphreys (07/28/05)
Hazel Alma "Tommy" Humphreys, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Oregon County, Mo., was the daughter of the late James Barnett Powell and Addie E. Bonds Powell. She died July 11, 2005, in Alton, Mo. She was united in marriage to Chester B. Humphreys on Oct. 17, 1948, in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1973...
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrell (07/28/05)
Dow A. "Zuke" Sorrel, 82, of Gainesville, Mo., was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Myrtle, Mo., the son of Finis Elijah and Lillie Emma Risner Sorrell. He died July 10, 2005, at Pecan Tree Manor. On May 11, 1945, he married Una Jean Prine in Marietta, Okla. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 19 years and was a member of the Fair Avenue Baptist Church...
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr. (07/28/05)
Kenneth L. Zinda Sr., age 74, of Salem, Ark., died July 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis and Esther Zinda. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Price Nov. 13, 1954, in Hegwish, Ill. Zinda was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served his country during the Korean War...
Keeton Mason Floyd (07/28/05)
Keeton Mason Floyd, infant son of Mason and Ada Floyd, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was born June 13, 2005, and passed away on July 9, 2005. He is survived by his twin brother, Kaden James Floyd, a brother, Jacob Floyd and his parents -- Mason and Ada Floyd all of the home; his paternal grandparents -- Edward and Patti Floyd and aunt, Jessica Floyd of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents -- H.C. ...
R.A. Jones (07/28/05)
R.A. Jones, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 1, 1933, in Saddle, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. Survivors include one son, Kevin Jones of Mammoth Spring; three step-children -- Wade Sharp and Linda Shelby of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Sharp of Russellville, Ark.; his stepmother, Zara Jones of Thayer, Mo.; eight brothers and sisters -- Fanny Hickinbotham of Las Vegas, Nev., Ernest Jones of Saddle, Shirley Armstead of Salem, Douglas Jones of Saddle, Dixie Jones of West Plains, Mo., Doris Brown of Thayer, Mo., Ronald Jones of Banning, Calif., and Michael Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Linda L. Poorman (07/28/05)
Linda L. Poorman, 62, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., was born July 1, 1943 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harold F. Langloss and Grace M. Stump Langloss. She died July 14, 2005, at her home. She was married to James Poorman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Davis C. Overton (07/28/05)
Davis C. Overton, 78, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 13, 2005, in Batesville, Ark. He was born April 27, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William H. Overton and Gladys Wilson Overton. He was united in marriage to Vola Weide on June 6, 1953, in Palatine, Ill.,...
Harold Robert Green (07/28/05)
Harold Robert Green, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 1, 1915, in Heart, Ark. He departed this life on July 23, 2005, at his home in Salem at the age of 90 years. Harold was united in marriage to Veta Henry on July 1, 1944, in Salem Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a mechanic/welder and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was of the Methodist faith...
Ransom C. Jones (07/28/05)
Ransom C. Jones, 97, of Cave City, died July 15, 2005, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1908, at Cave City to James Arthur and Alice Jackson Jones. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran having served in World War II, retired city marshall and justice of the peace at Cave City. He worked as a bodyguard for Joan Crawford for several years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Helen Isabel Martin (07/28/05)
Helen Isabel Martin Jenkins was born July 6, 1922 in Richfield, Kan., and departed this life on July 19, 2005 at her home in Alvin, Texas. Helen's childhood years were spent in Boise City, Oklahoma during the Great Depression where she experienced the Oklahoma dust bowl. The dust endangered people's lives and that of livestock, and was so thick and strong that it blew into homes, even through closed windows, to the point that their family's clock quit ticking...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (07/28/05)
Charles David "Charley" Rigel, age 62, of Thayer, was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Sharp County, Ark., and died July 14, 2005, at his home. He is survived by one sister, Nadine McFann of Wenatchee, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Donald Hale Webb (07/28/05)
Donald Hale Webb, 75, son of the late Orgil Webb and Sarah Hiland Webb, was born July 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He died July 14, 2005, in Batesville. He was united in marriage to Imodean Phillips on July 5, 1950, in Batesville, Ark. To this union three sons were born. Donald was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/28/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, Ark., died July 13, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Formerly a resident of Osceola, Ark., he moved to the Williford area five years ago. Ryckman was born March 24, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Harry George Attrill Ryckman and Signe Elvira Larson. ...
Dawna Jan White (07/28/05)
Dawna Jan White, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Kay Silvey Comstock and the late Darrell Comstock, was born Dec. 20, 1982, in Caney, Kan. She died July 16, 2005, at Salem at the age of 22. She was a 1999 graduate of Viola High School. She married Timothy Wayne White on March 3, 2000, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church of Viola...
J.D. Campbell (07/28/05)
J.D. Campbell, 80, of Evening Shade, died July 19, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Manchester, Tenn. to John D. and Beaulah Evelyn Simmons Campbell. He was a retired plumber and was of the Assembly of God faith...
George (Leon) James (07/28/05)
George Leo (Leon) James, age 61, of Williford, Ark., died July 11, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Ravenden, Ark., Dec. 24, 1943, the son of Earl and Idah Marie Dubois James. He was married in Joliet, Ill., on June 28, 1964, to Edna Marie Rogers. He was employed as a lab technician by Martin Marietta Materials in Black Rock and was a member of the Church of Christ...
William Dane Hadley (07/28/05)
Colby and Mandy Hadley of Batesville announce the birth of a son on July 19, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named William Dane. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces. Grandparents are Charles and Anita Penn of Lynn and Gary and Judy Hadley of Gravette...
Addison Paige Shaddon (07/28/05)
Jason and Laura Shaddon of Russellville have announced the birth of their daughter, Addison Paige Shaddon. She was born at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Russellville March 29, 2005, at 12:40 p.m., and weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long...
Mia Noel Owens (07/28/05)
David and Lacy Owens of Salem have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center in Batesville on June 20, 2005. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13.2 ounces and has been named Mia Noel Owens. Mia was welcomed home by brother, Chafin and sister Erica...
Addison Paige Shaddon (07/28/05)
Jason and Laura Shaddon of Russellville have announced the birth of their daughter, Addison Paige Shaddon. She was born at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Russellville March 29, 2005, at 12:40 p.m., and weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long...
Mia Noel Owens (07/28/05)
David and Lacy Owens of Salem have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center in Batesville on June 20, 2005. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13.2 ounces and has been named Mia Noel Owens. Mia was welcomed home by brother, Chafin and sister Erica...
William Dane Hadley (07/28/05)
Colby and Mandy Hadley of Batesville announce the birth of a son on July 19, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named William Dane. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces. Grandparents are Charles and Anita Penn of Lynn and Gary and Judy Hadley of Gravette...
Collins' marriage reaches 40th year (07/28/05)
Homer and Donna Collins of Mammoth Spring will be honored in celebration of 40 years of marriage by their children and grandchildren. There will be a reception July 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God located next to K-Kountry 95 on Highway 63 near Thayer...
Paiks mark 65 year anniversary (07/28/05)
Joseph and Marjorie (Johnson) Paik of Violet Hill were married in 1940 in St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wis., and retired from engineering and teaching careers in Wisconsin to Arkansas in 1975. They were honored at a dinner for family and friends both for 65 years of a happy marriage and Joe's 90th birthday at Hillhigh Resort in Horseshoe Bend by their three children and spouses; Douglas and Haydee Paik of Boca Raton, Fla., Kathleen and Thomas Ramstack of Watertown, Wis., and Michael and Carolyn Paik of Delafield, Wis. ...
Collins' marriage reaches 40th year (07/28/05)
Homer and Donna Collins of Mammoth Spring will be honored in celebration of 40 years of marriage by their children and grandchildren. There will be a reception July 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God located next to K-Kountry 95 on Highway 63 near Thayer...
Paiks mark 65 year anniversary (07/28/05)
Joseph and Marjorie (Johnson) Paik of Violet Hill were married in 1940 in St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wis., and retired from engineering and teaching careers in Wisconsin to Arkansas in 1975. They were honored at a dinner for family and friends both for 65 years of a happy marriage and Joe's 90th birthday at Hillhigh Resort in Horseshoe Bend by their three children and spouses; Douglas and Haydee Paik of Boca Raton, Fla., Kathleen and Thomas Ramstack of Watertown, Wis., and Michael and Carolyn Paik of Delafield, Wis. ...
Curtises celebrate golden anniversary (07/28/05)
Johnny and Louise Curtis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family July 17. Johnny Curtis and Louise Mahan were married at her parents' home on July 17, 1955, with B.F. Butler officiating. Mr. Curtis worked for 37 years for the Arkansas Forestry Commission as a forest ranger. ...
Byrons celebrate 50 years of matrimony (07/28/05)
Michael and Doris Byron were married Aug. 20, 1955 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, Ill. Rev. George Kuzma officiated. They have five children -- Leasa Day of Highland, Jill Havelaar of Oak View, Calif., Keli von Doeler of North Bay, Canada, Nan Buonocore of Las Vegas, Nev., and Scot Byron of Highland; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Curtises celebrate golden anniversary (07/28/05)
Johnny and Louise Curtis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family July 17. Johnny Curtis and Louise Mahan were married at her parents' home on July 17, 1955, with B.F. Butler officiating. Mr. Curtis worked for 37 years for the Arkansas Forestry Commission as a forest ranger. ...
Byrons celebrate 50 years of matrimony (07/28/05)
Michael and Doris Byron were married Aug. 20, 1955 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, Ill. Rev. George Kuzma officiated. They have five children -- Leasa Day of Highland, Jill Havelaar of Oak View, Calif., Keli von Doeler of North Bay, Canada, Nan Buonocore of Las Vegas, Nev., and Scot Byron of Highland; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/28/05)
On Nov. 1, 1944, the son of a professor at the University of Texas, Richard "Kinky" Friedman, entered this world the usual way -- headfirst, naked and dripping with slime. He had his bar-mitzvah in Houston. In college he majored in psychology and started a band, King Arthur and the Carrots, a group that spoofed surf music. Upon graduation, he served in the Peace Corps in Borneo as an agriculture worker for three years...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/28/05)
On Nov. 1, 1944, the son of a professor at the University of Texas, Richard "Kinky" Friedman, entered this world the usual way -- headfirst, naked and dripping with slime. He had his bar-mitzvah in Houston. In college he majored in psychology and started a band, King Arthur and the Carrots, a group that spoofed surf music. Upon graduation, he served in the Peace Corps in Borneo as an agriculture worker for three years...