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Stories from Thursday, August 4, 2005

Vote to be held on bonds (08/04/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Voters in the Mammoth Spring School District will have the opportunity to go to the polls Sept. 20 to vote for or against Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) to help with school improvements. If the issue passes, Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said, the millage at the school will increase by 2.11 mills to 30 mills...
Events planned for September (08/04/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce is planning two events for the month of September. The 18th annual Solemn Old Judge Day will be Sept. 3. Events will include music on Main Street during the day. Any area musician is welcome to play anywhere in town that day...
Checks distributed (08/04/05)
GRANT: BB Road Volunteer Fire Department Chief Edgar Wilson, left, receives a $3,000 grant check from Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Assistant Bart Kernodle. The money will be used toward a new brush truck. ROVER VFD: Rover Volunteer Fire Department Chief Glen Trantham, right, receives a grant check for $1,430 to buy new radios for the VFD. Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Assistant Bert Kernodle presented the check...
Batesville men face drug charges (08/04/05)
A traffic stop July 24 in Salem led to a drug bust and a man fleeing from the scene on foot. David R. Kingston, 21, Baron D. Taylor, 18, and Tonya R. Schwarz, 18, all of Batesville, have each been charged with a single count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class C felony...
Cooking program considered success (08/04/05)
THAYER SCHOOL -- Approximately 26 students from Thayer Elementary Schools Latchkey Program participated in an after school pilot program called "Thayer Latchkey Cooking Academy" earlier this summer. The students ranged in age from 8 to 12 years old. Class participants learned food safety and cooking methods as well as how to prepare simple, healthful foods they can make for themselves and other family members at home...
Counterfeit money circulating in Fulton County (08/04/05)
Authorities in Fulton County are warning businesses and residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit $5, $10 and $20 bills this week. "We received some information that counterfeit bills may be used in the area," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger...
Oregon County works for more road improvements (08/04/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County commissioners have been working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to get road improvements in the works for Oregon County. "It is hard to get much done in our small counties because all they (MoDOT) look at is the larger populated counties," Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said. ...
Try a melon ... (08/04/05)
MELONS: Thayer Fun and Friends Director Sheila Smith, left, bought 40 Crimson Sweet Watermelons from Eileen Brumbaugh, right, of Alton last week. Some of the melons will go home with Smith but most of them will stay at the center and be placed on the salad bar...
Salem man opened door for Taylor's boxing career (08/04/05)
Boxing royalty: Don Lowrie has been involved in the boxing business for more than 60 years. Lowrie, who served as an unpaid advisor to Jermain Taylor during his championship bout last month in Las Vegas, operates a boxing gym at his home near Salem. Photo/Jared...
Man pleads guilty to molestation charges (08/04/05)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Thayer man was sentenced to two 15-year sentences in Howell County Court June 26. Mikel R. Sand, 28, was in the Howell County Associate Court on a change of venue from Oregon County. He pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced by Judge Don Henry...
Rabies found in Fulton County (08/04/05)
Officials at the Fulton County Health Department are warning residents to be on the lookout for rabid animals after three area skunks tested positive for rabies in recent weeks. "This is highly unusual for this time of year," said James Tanner, an environmental health specialist with the Arkansas Health Department. "People need to be on alert."...
Thayer mayor please with second term (08/04/05)
THAYER -- Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard began his second term as mayor in April. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Thayer. I believe we have accomplished a lot," the mayor said. "Our sidewalk projects are all completed that was in the budget for this year," Deckard said. ...
Rules to be enforced at Fourth of July celebration (08/04/05)
Consumption of alcoholic beverages, mischievous behavior and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated at the Salem City Park during Fourth of July festivities next year, according to Salem Police Chief Al Roork. "Things really got out of hand this year and eventually somebody is going to get hurt if we don't do something about it," Roork said at the Salem City Council meeting July 28...
Man pleads guilty to molestation charges (08/04/05)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Thayer man was sentenced to two 15-year sentences in Howell County Court June 26. Mikel R. Sand, 28, was in the Howell County Associate Court on a change of venue from Oregon County. He pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced by Judge Don Henry...
Rabies found in Fulton County (08/04/05)
Officials at the Fulton County Health Department are warning residents to be on the lookout for rabid animals after three area skunks tested positive for rabies in recent weeks. "This is highly unusual for this time of year," said James Tanner, an environmental health specialist with the Arkansas Health Department. "People need to be on alert."...
Thayer mayor please with second term (08/04/05)
THAYER -- Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard began his second term as mayor in April. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Thayer. I believe we have accomplished a lot," the mayor said. "Our sidewalk projects are all completed that was in the budget for this year," Deckard said. ...
Rules to be enforced at Fourth of July celebration (08/04/05)
Consumption of alcoholic beverages, mischievous behavior and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated at the Salem City Park during Fourth of July festivities next year, according to Salem Police Chief Al Roork. "Things really got out of hand this year and eventually somebody is going to get hurt if we don't do something about it," Roork said at the Salem City Council meeting July 28...
Oregon County works for more road improvements (08/04/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County commissioners have been working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to get road improvements in the works for Oregon County. "It is hard to get much done in our small counties because all they (MoDOT) look at is the larger populated counties," Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said. ...
Counterfeit money circulating in Fulton County (08/04/05)
Authorities in Fulton County are warning businesses and residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit $5, $10 and $20 bills this week. "We received some information that counterfeit bills may be used in the area," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger...
Cooking program considered success (08/04/05)
THAYER SCHOOL -- Approximately 26 students from Thayer Elementary Schools Latchkey Program participated in an after school pilot program called "Thayer Latchkey Cooking Academy" earlier this summer. The students ranged in age from 8 to 12 years old. Class participants learned food safety and cooking methods as well as how to prepare simple, healthful foods they can make for themselves and other family members at home...
Checks distributed (08/04/05)
GRANT: BB Road Volunteer Fire Department Chief Edgar Wilson, left, receives a $3,000 grant check from Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Assistant Bart Kernodle. The money will be used toward a new brush truck. ROVER VFD: Rover Volunteer Fire Department Chief Glen Trantham, right, receives a grant check for $1,430 to buy new radios for the VFD. Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Assistant Bert Kernodle presented the check...
Events planned for September (08/04/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce is planning two events for the month of September. The 18th annual Solemn Old Judge Day will be Sept. 3. Events will include music on Main Street during the day. Any area musician is welcome to play anywhere in town that day...
Vote to be held on bonds (08/04/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Voters in the Mammoth Spring School District will have the opportunity to go to the polls Sept. 20 to vote for or against Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) to help with school improvements. If the issue passes, Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said, the millage at the school will increase by 2.11 mills to 30 mills...
Try a melon ... (08/04/05)
MELONS: Thayer Fun and Friends Director Sheila Smith, left, bought 40 Crimson Sweet Watermelons from Eileen Brumbaugh, right, of Alton last week. Some of the melons will go home with Smith but most of them will stay at the center and be placed on the salad bar...
Salem man opened door for Taylor's boxing career (08/04/05)
Boxing royalty: Don Lowrie has been involved in the boxing business for more than 60 years. Lowrie, who served as an unpaid advisor to Jermain Taylor during his championship bout last month in Las Vegas, operates a boxing gym at his home near Salem. Photo/Jared...
Batesville men face drug charges (08/04/05)
A traffic stop July 24 in Salem led to a drug bust and a man fleeing from the scene on foot. David R. Kingston, 21, Baron D. Taylor, 18, and Tonya R. Schwarz, 18, all of Batesville, have each been charged with a single count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class C felony...
Pruitt, Cambell to wed (08/04/05)
Judy Eppes Pruitt of Viola, daughter of the late Clarence and Pearlene Eppes of Wynne, and Charles Campbell of Elizabeth, son of L.J. and Helen Campbell of Viola, will be wed Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the home of Charles Campbell in Elizabeth. Family and friends are invited to attend...
Webb family to hold reunion (08/04/05)
The Webb reunion will be held Aug. 14 at the Izard County Senior Citizens Center in Brockwell starting at 10:30 a.m. Potluck will be served at noon. Dinnerware, silverware, napkins and drinks will be furnished. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Pruitt, Cambell to wed (08/04/05)
Judy Eppes Pruitt of Viola, daughter of the late Clarence and Pearlene Eppes of Wynne, and Charles Campbell of Elizabeth, son of L.J. and Helen Campbell of Viola, will be wed Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the home of Charles Campbell in Elizabeth. Family and friends are invited to attend...
Webb family to hold reunion (08/04/05)
The Webb reunion will be held Aug. 14 at the Izard County Senior Citizens Center in Brockwell starting at 10:30 a.m. Potluck will be served at noon. Dinnerware, silverware, napkins and drinks will be furnished. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Central Audubon Society ups reward for info on wildlife viewing area fire (08/04/05)
The Audubon Society of Central Arkansas recently increased the reward for information about the arson fire that destroyed a wildlife-viewing area on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Dagmar Wildlife Management Area. The viewing bridge was burned to the ground in early June. The viewing area was an abandoned railroad trestle that was being renovated to accommodate bird watchers...
State has one close call, one good catch with pesky gypsy moths (08/04/05)
Although Missouri has never had a serious outbreak of gypsy moths or emerald ash borers, it has had close calls. Two cases show how quickly problems can develop and how important alert citizens are to preventing infestations. In 1992, Arkansas officials discovered a gypsy moth outbreak only 80 miles south of Springfield. An investigation revealed an extremely dangerous and surprisingly advanced situation. Egg masses were spread over an area of 60 to 80 acres...
Changes in fishing rules to be decided at AGFC's August meeting (08/04/05)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner's fisheries staff have proposed 15 changes in Arkansas fishing rules. Commissioners at their Aug. 18 meeting in Little Rock will take action on the recommendations Changes approved will take effect Jan. 1. Ten of the proposals are for sport fishing, four for commercial fishing and one, a complex one, for turtling (the taking, raising and selling of turtles)...
Central Audubon Society ups reward for info on wildlife viewing area fire (08/04/05)
The Audubon Society of Central Arkansas recently increased the reward for information about the arson fire that destroyed a wildlife-viewing area on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Dagmar Wildlife Management Area. The viewing bridge was burned to the ground in early June. The viewing area was an abandoned railroad trestle that was being renovated to accommodate bird watchers...
State has one close call, one good catch with pesky gypsy moths (08/04/05)
Although Missouri has never had a serious outbreak of gypsy moths or emerald ash borers, it has had close calls. Two cases show how quickly problems can develop and how important alert citizens are to preventing infestations. In 1992, Arkansas officials discovered a gypsy moth outbreak only 80 miles south of Springfield. An investigation revealed an extremely dangerous and surprisingly advanced situation. Egg masses were spread over an area of 60 to 80 acres...
Changes in fishing rules to be decided at AGFC's August meeting (08/04/05)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner's fisheries staff have proposed 15 changes in Arkansas fishing rules. Commissioners at their Aug. 18 meeting in Little Rock will take action on the recommendations Changes approved will take effect Jan. 1. Ten of the proposals are for sport fishing, four for commercial fishing and one, a complex one, for turtling (the taking, raising and selling of turtles)...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall, died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. ...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy, Ark., died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Frederick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed at Sears for many years where he worked as a service man. He was a World War II Veteran having served with the Merchant Marines...
Michael Duane Casey (08/04/05)
Michael Duane Casey, age 24, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 28, 1980, in West Plains, Mo., and died July 22, 2005, near Hardy, Ark. He was a 1998 graduate of the Thayer High School and was employed by BNSF railroad. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him...
Norman Freeman (08/04/05)
Norman Thomas Freeman, 80, was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Newport, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Freeman and Nettie Mae Tate Freeman. He departed this life on July 28, 2005, at the Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem, Ark. He was married to Laura Minnie Harlow on July 30, 1947, in Lawrence, Mich., and to this union six children were born...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (08/04/05)
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...
Harlin F. Parnell (08/04/05)
Harlin F. Parnell, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1925, in Mammoth Spring, the son of the late James Henry Parnell and Elsie Mary Loeffler Parnell. He departed this life July 30, 2005, in Springdale, Ark. He was married Sept. 21, 1952, in Thayer to Robbie Nell Stark. ...
Alex G. Billingsley (08/04/05)
Alex Gillespie Billingsley 40, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born July 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Ark., the son of Earnest Leroy Billingsley and Joan Douglas Billingsley. He died July 24, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Sept. 1, 2000 in Baldwin County, Ala. to Donna Allen...
Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla. She was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen (08/04/05)
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 10, 2005, at the VA Hospital. He was born in Thayer, Mo., On March 25, 1924. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 59 years; five cildren, eight grandchildren, and seven geat-grandchld. The funeral service and visitation was held at Phoenix Memorial Motuary. Interment was at Phoenix Memorial Park...
Peter John Ballard (08/04/05)
Peter John Ballard, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 29, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joe Hoy Ballard and Barbara Anne (Gerry) Ballard. During his working years he worked as a computer manager for the Department of Defense...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa., daughter of Everett and Mary Truxal Hodges. She was married to Paul Butsch June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a long time member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Mabel Jayne Rogers (08/04/05)
Mabel Jayne Rogers, 63, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Verlin and Nellie Cordlia Springer Taylor was born June 23, 1942, in Iuka, Ark. She departed this life July 30, 2005, at her home in Elizabeth. She was united in marriage to Roy Gene Rogers on May 25, 1962, at Gainesville, Mo., and to this union four children were born. She was of the Baptist faith...
Leroy Ivey (08/04/05)
Leroy Ivey, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on the family farm in rural Mammoth Spring on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Earl Ivey and Esther Faye Earls Ivey. He departed this life very near his birthplace on July 26, 2005. He was united in marriage on May 21, 1960, to Meda Phenix. To this union three children were born, Donna Irene, Ricky Lee and Kathy Lynn...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 28, 2005, in Paragould, Ark. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include J.W. ...
Paul William Schuster (08/04/05)
Paul William Schuster, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo., the son of the late George Schuster and Artie Weaver Schuster. He died July 25, 2005, in Springfield. He was married on Nov. 1, 1957 in West Plains to Doris Ann Davidson Mondy, who preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2003...
E. Leroy Billingsley (08/04/05)
Earnest Leroy Billingsley, 61, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 21, 1944, in Walcott, Ark., the son of the late Earnest G. Billingsley and Mammie L. Bussle. He died July 24, 2005, in Fryatt, Ark. He was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1964, in Lonoke, Ark., to Joan Douglas. He was a ranch foreman for Ralph, J.C. and Paul Brewer for many years and was also employed by Russell Heating and Air...
Alex G. Billingsley (08/04/05)
Alex Gillespie Billingsley 40, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born July 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Ark., the son of Earnest Leroy Billingsley and Joan Douglas Billingsley. He died July 24, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Sept. 1, 2000 in Baldwin County, Ala. to Donna Allen...
Charles "Charley" Rigel (08/04/05)
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...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 28, 2005, in Paragould, Ark. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include J.W. ...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy, Ark., died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Frederick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed at Sears for many years where he worked as a service man. He was a World War II Veteran having served with the Merchant Marines...
Mabel Jayne Rogers (08/04/05)
Mabel Jayne Rogers, 63, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Verlin and Nellie Cordlia Springer Taylor was born June 23, 1942, in Iuka, Ark. She departed this life July 30, 2005, at her home in Elizabeth. She was united in marriage to Roy Gene Rogers on May 25, 1962, at Gainesville, Mo., and to this union four children were born. She was of the Baptist faith...
Paul William Schuster (08/04/05)
Paul William Schuster, 78, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo., the son of the late George Schuster and Artie Weaver Schuster. He died July 25, 2005, in Springfield. He was married on Nov. 1, 1957 in West Plains to Doris Ann Davidson Mondy, who preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2003...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa., daughter of Everett and Mary Truxal Hodges. She was married to Paul Butsch June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a long time member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall, died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. ...
Peter John Ballard (08/04/05)
Peter John Ballard, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died July 29, 2005, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joe Hoy Ballard and Barbara Anne (Gerry) Ballard. During his working years he worked as a computer manager for the Department of Defense...
Leroy Ivey (08/04/05)
Leroy Ivey, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on the family farm in rural Mammoth Spring on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Earl Ivey and Esther Faye Earls Ivey. He departed this life very near his birthplace on July 26, 2005. He was united in marriage on May 21, 1960, to Meda Phenix. To this union three children were born, Donna Irene, Ricky Lee and Kathy Lynn...
Harlin F. Parnell (08/04/05)
Harlin F. Parnell, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1925, in Mammoth Spring, the son of the late James Henry Parnell and Elsie Mary Loeffler Parnell. He departed this life July 30, 2005, in Springdale, Ark. He was married Sept. 21, 1952, in Thayer to Robbie Nell Stark. ...
Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla. She was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen (08/04/05)
Clarence (Ed) Lewallen, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 10, 2005, at the VA Hospital. He was born in Thayer, Mo., On March 25, 1924. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 59 years; five cildren, eight grandchildren, and seven geat-grandchld. The funeral service and visitation was held at Phoenix Memorial Motuary. Interment was at Phoenix Memorial Park...
Michael Duane Casey (08/04/05)
Michael Duane Casey, age 24, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 28, 1980, in West Plains, Mo., and died July 22, 2005, near Hardy, Ark. He was a 1998 graduate of the Thayer High School and was employed by BNSF railroad. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him...
Norman Freeman (08/04/05)
Norman Thomas Freeman, 80, was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Newport, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Freeman and Nettie Mae Tate Freeman. He departed this life on July 28, 2005, at the Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem, Ark. He was married to Laura Minnie Harlow on July 30, 1947, in Lawrence, Mich., and to this union six children were born...
E. Leroy Billingsley (08/04/05)
Earnest Leroy Billingsley, 61, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 21, 1944, in Walcott, Ark., the son of the late Earnest G. Billingsley and Mammie L. Bussle. He died July 24, 2005, in Fryatt, Ark. He was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1964, in Lonoke, Ark., to Joan Douglas. He was a ranch foreman for Ralph, J.C. and Paul Brewer for many years and was also employed by Russell Heating and Air...
Verna Walls Carmon (08/04/05)
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Williamson County, Tenn., and died July 2, 2005, in Paragould. She was married to James Hubert Carmon on May 3, 1930, in Paragould. To this union four children were born. Survivors include four children; J.W. ...
Jane Mae Butsch (08/04/05)
Jane Mae Butsch, 84, of Horseshoe Bend died July 24, 2005, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Roslyn Farms, Pa. She was united in marriage to Paul Butsch on June 17, 1944, in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a longtime member of the Sunny Side Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind...
Jerry L. Williams (08/04/05)
Jerry L. Williams, 66, of White Hall died at his home July 23. He was born June 6, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Fred Williams and Lela Mae Stuckey Holland. He was raised and received his education Pine Bluff and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School. He had been a lifelong resident of the Pine Bluff area...
Frederick William Johns (08/04/05)
Frederick William Johns, 76, of Hardy died July 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Kalkaskia, Mich., the son of Karl Fredrick Johns and Jenny Rohner Johns. He was employed for Sears for many years where he worked as a serviceman. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Machines...
Florence Bearden (08/04/05)
Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Darlene Marie Powell (08/04/05)
Darlene Marie Powell, 46, of Red Rock, Okla., formerly of Hardy died July 27, 2005, near Ponca City, Okla., she was born May 21, 1959, in Mammoth Spring the daughter of Sherman Thomas Wells and Letha (Ernst) Wells. She graduated from Highland High School in 1978. She worked as an assistant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oklahoma. She was of the Baptist faith...
Emily Kate Cecil (08/04/05)
Scott and Amy Cecil of Thayer announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Kate Cecil. Emily was born at 8:11 p.m. on July 12, 2005, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Emily has one older sister named Taylor Cecil. Her grandparents are Tom and Mary Quinn of Jefferson City and Earl and Jean Cecil of Columbia, Mo...
Arieanna Maelyn Morris (08/04/05)
Josh and Rebecca Morris of Viola announce the birth of their daughter, Arieanna Maelyn Morris. She was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home March 24, 2005, at 12:27 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.7 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Ava Claire Pendarvis (08/04/05)
Jody and Andrea Pendarvis announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Claire Pendarvis, on July 12, 2005, at 5:03 p.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Ava Claire weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Judy Morris and Rich and Gail Riley...
Aiden Wayne Weeks (08/04/05)
Christina Pesz and Roy Weeks of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a son, Aiden Wayne Weeks, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Leonard Pesz and Marion and Wayne Weeks.
Garret Cinch Liggett (08/04/05)
Ryan and Bridget Liggett of Ash Flat announce the birth of a son, Garrett Cinch Liggett. He was born July 18, 2005, at 3:40 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Judy Stewart of Eminence, Mo...
Aiden Wayne Weeks (08/04/05)
Christina Pesz and Roy Weeks of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a son, Aiden Wayne Weeks, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Leonard Pesz and Marion and Wayne Weeks.
Ava Claire Pendarvis (08/04/05)
Jody and Andrea Pendarvis announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Claire Pendarvis, on July 12, 2005, at 5:03 p.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Ava Claire weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Judy Morris and Rich and Gail Riley...
Garret Cinch Liggett (08/04/05)
Ryan and Bridget Liggett of Ash Flat announce the birth of a son, Garrett Cinch Liggett. He was born July 18, 2005, at 3:40 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Judy Stewart of Eminence, Mo...
Emily Kate Cecil (08/04/05)
Scott and Amy Cecil of Thayer announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Kate Cecil. Emily was born at 8:11 p.m. on July 12, 2005, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Emily has one older sister named Taylor Cecil. Her grandparents are Tom and Mary Quinn of Jefferson City and Earl and Jean Cecil of Columbia, Mo...
Arieanna Maelyn Morris (08/04/05)
Josh and Rebecca Morris of Viola announce the birth of their daughter, Arieanna Maelyn Morris. She was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home March 24, 2005, at 12:27 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.7 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Mathis, Voihl wed (08/04/05)
William Mathis and Cheryl Voihl were married June 25 at the home of Sharron Mathis in Cherokee Village. A small group of friends and family were invited to the ceremony, with Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall officiating. Cheryl is the daughter of Jerry Voihl of Michigan and Carolyn Henson of Florida. William is the son of Sharron Mathis and the late William Mathis...
Mathis, Voihl wed (08/04/05)
William Mathis and Cheryl Voihl were married June 25 at the home of Sharron Mathis in Cherokee Village. A small group of friends and family were invited to the ceremony, with Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall officiating. Cheryl is the daughter of Jerry Voihl of Michigan and Carolyn Henson of Florida. William is the son of Sharron Mathis and the late William Mathis...
Ecton, Haynes to unite in matrimony (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Cathey of Thayer announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Brandon Haynes, to Jennifer Ecton, daughter of Wiley and Robin Ecton of Cameron, Mo. Haynes is a 2003 graduate of Cameron High School. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Cameron and is employed at Dyersburg Municipal Airport. They will be attending Dyersburg State College this fall...
Allen, Long to wed (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Long of Ash Flat announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Justin Brett Allen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Allen of Dierks, Ark. Lauren is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she is seeking a degree in biological sciences. Justin also attends the university, where he is a junior in the agricultural education program...
Ray, Thurman to exchange vows (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McConnaughhay of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Ann Ray, to Bennie Alan Thurman, both of Cabot. The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Deer High School and a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is employed as the speciality products and marketing manager for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock...
Ray, Thurman to exchange vows (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McConnaughhay of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Ann Ray, to Bennie Alan Thurman, both of Cabot. The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Deer High School and a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is employed as the speciality products and marketing manager for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock...
Allen, Long to wed (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Long of Ash Flat announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Justin Brett Allen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Allen of Dierks, Ark. Lauren is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she is seeking a degree in biological sciences. Justin also attends the university, where he is a junior in the agricultural education program...
Ecton, Haynes to unite in matrimony (08/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Cathey of Thayer announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Brandon Haynes, to Jennifer Ecton, daughter of Wiley and Robin Ecton of Cameron, Mo. Haynes is a 2003 graduate of Cameron High School. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Cameron and is employed at Dyersburg Municipal Airport. They will be attending Dyersburg State College this fall...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/04/05)
We enter this world with minds of mush and depend on others to provide for us. This works just fine for about five years, then we're sent off to school to replace a small portion of the mush with valuable information, such as the date Ponce de Leon landed in Florida and the properties of an isosceles triangle...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/04/05)
We enter this world with minds of mush and depend on others to provide for us. This works just fine for about five years, then we're sent off to school to replace a small portion of the mush with valuable information, such as the date Ponce de Leon landed in Florida and the properties of an isosceles triangle...