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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2005

Mammoth achieve national certification (12/08/05)
Two Mammoth Spring Elementary School teachers, Lana Steed and Paula Baldridge, have achieved national board certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Steed and Baldridge are two of only 730 teachers nationwide who earned national board certification this year and the only two teachers in the Mammoth Spring School District to achieve the certificates...
Christmas tree lit at Augusta Park (12/08/05)
THAYER -- The first Thayer Christmas tree lighting was held Nov. 23 at Augusta Sitting Park in Thayer. Gary Barton said the lighting was held to promote city involvement. He said he and other city officals hope to make it an annual event.Some of those attending the event included: the Bob Eckman family, Norman and Gayle Cozort, the Jim Hart family, Larry and Rosie Simpson, Stanley and Kathy Hedden, Buddy Rogers, Gary, Cindy and Jessica Barton and Gage Cozort. ...
2005 Toys for Tots kicks off (12/08/05)
The 2005 Toys for Tots Drive in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area is now under way. The drive is sponsored annually by the Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary. All of the toys the FBLA and Charter Communications collect will be donated to the VFW for their Toys for Tots campaign...
Billboard tax causes controversy (12/08/05)
Ash Flat is looking to delve into an unchartered area of law and assess an annual fee on billboards located within the city limits. City attorney Larry Kissee is drafting an ordinance that is expected to be proposed at the next council meeting. The ordinance will assess an annual fee of 10 cents per square foot of advertising space on billboards. The fee is to be paid by billboard owners. It will be the first law of its kind in the state...
Accident leads to stolen ATV (12/08/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The investigation of an ATV accident Nov. 23 by the Oregon County Sheriff's Department has led to the discovery of a stolen ATV. Officers with the sheriff's department and Missouri State Trooper Ray Rese responded to the ATV accident call at 11:02 p.m. at the intersection of Oregon County Roads 333 and 348, just off Z Highway...
Damage caused by tornado (12/08/05)
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett traveled the roads in the county Dec. 5 with officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Willett said Emergency Management Area Coordinator Annette Cockrell and Rick Kelly were in Fulton County to determine if the area suffered enough damage from tornadoes Nov. 27 to receive state help...
Thayer postal worker commended for service (12/08/05)
POST OFFICE AWARD: Thayer postal carrier Mike Warren, center, was presented the "I Satisfy Customers" Award from Thayer Postmaster Paula Kirby, right. Warren, who has worked at the Thayer Post Office one year, was given the award after Wayne Fleming, left, a former postal carrier himself, wrote a letter to Kirby explaining that Warren had gone above and beyond the call of duty by looking in on his blind, housebound neighbor during the summer while Fleming was away...
Melbourne man faces charges (12/08/05)
William Lewis Wright, 78, of Melbourne was arrested Nov. 28 and charged with theft of property after authorities recovered a wallet they think Wright took from a convenience store. Store employees said Wright falsely claimed he was the rightful owner of a wallet found at the store, according to the Izard County Sheriff's Department...
Local athlete seeks support (12/08/05)
MYRTLE -- A local athlete, T'Ra Brockman from Myrtle, is asking the support of the community as she begins the long, arduous track to the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Brockman is a fourth grade student at Couch Elementary school where she maintains a straight A average. She is is the daughter of Terry and Anita Brockman of Myrtle...
Bones human, says crime lab (12/08/05)
The state crime lab verified last week that bones found in a septic tank near the Sharp/Izard County line are human. Investigators suspect the remains are those of Bridgett Juanita Sellers, who has been missing since May 9, 2003, when she was last seen walking on Peace Valley Road near where the skeletal remains were discovered Nov. 25. She was 21when she disappeared...
SPREADING CHEER (12/08/05)
SPREADING CHEER: Fulton County Deputy Treasurer Donna Hall straightens a paper angel on the angel tree on display in Fulton County Courthouse. Each of the angels has a number for a needy child who a member of the community can buy a gift for. Each angel has the child's age, clothing size and gender on it. Gifts do not need to be wrapped but must be at the courthouse by 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Call Clara Zeigler at 895-3309 for more information. (Photo/Price)...
Tenth defendant pleads guilty (12/08/05)
A 10th defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug charges in an investigation to one of the biggest drug rings in Arkansas and Missouri history. The meth ring was centered in Fulton and Izard counties. Bud Cummins, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Ronda Jo Due entered a guilty plea in federal court Nov. 28 before United States District Judge Susan Webber Wright. Due pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine...
OPEN HOUSE (12/08/05)
OPEN HOUSE: The Mammoth Spring Bank held a Christmas Open House Dec. 2. Refreshments were served and many giveaways were available including caps, mugs and calendars. Bank of Mammoth Spring employees, from left, are: Jim Mills, branch manager, Sandra Linderman and Gloria Taylor...
Santa is coming to town (12/08/05)
CHECKING HIS LIST: Old Kris Kringle made a sleigh stop in Ash Flat Dec. 3 during the Ash Flat Christmas parade. Santa walked down Highway 167 with the parade procession making sure all the little boys and girls were behaving themselves during the annual Christmas kickoff. Photo/Wulff...
Billboard tax causes controversy (12/08/05)
Ash Flat is looking to delve into an unchartered area of law and assess an annual fee on billboards located within the city limits. City attorney Larry Kissee is drafting an ordinance that is expected to be proposed at the next council meeting. The ordinance will assess an annual fee of 10 cents per square foot of advertising space on billboards. The fee is to be paid by billboard owners. It will be the first law of its kind in the state...
2005 Toys for Tots kicks off (12/08/05)
The 2005 Toys for Tots Drive in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area is now under way. The drive is sponsored annually by the Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary. All of the toys the FBLA and Charter Communications collect will be donated to the VFW for their Toys for Tots campaign...
Christmas tree lit at Augusta Park (12/08/05)
THAYER -- The first Thayer Christmas tree lighting was held Nov. 23 at Augusta Sitting Park in Thayer. Gary Barton said the lighting was held to promote city involvement. He said he and other city officals hope to make it an annual event.Some of those attending the event included: the Bob Eckman family, Norman and Gayle Cozort, the Jim Hart family, Larry and Rosie Simpson, Stanley and Kathy Hedden, Buddy Rogers, Gary, Cindy and Jessica Barton and Gage Cozort. ...
Mammoth achieve national certification (12/08/05)
Two Mammoth Spring Elementary School teachers, Lana Steed and Paula Baldridge, have achieved national board certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Steed and Baldridge are two of only 730 teachers nationwide who earned national board certification this year and the only two teachers in the Mammoth Spring School District to achieve the certificates...
Melbourne man faces charges (12/08/05)
William Lewis Wright, 78, of Melbourne was arrested Nov. 28 and charged with theft of property after authorities recovered a wallet they think Wright took from a convenience store. Store employees said Wright falsely claimed he was the rightful owner of a wallet found at the store, according to the Izard County Sheriff's Department...
Local athlete seeks support (12/08/05)
MYRTLE -- A local athlete, T'Ra Brockman from Myrtle, is asking the support of the community as she begins the long, arduous track to the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Brockman is a fourth grade student at Couch Elementary school where she maintains a straight A average. She is is the daughter of Terry and Anita Brockman of Myrtle...
Thayer postal worker commended for service (12/08/05)
POST OFFICE AWARD: Thayer postal carrier Mike Warren, center, was presented the "I Satisfy Customers" Award from Thayer Postmaster Paula Kirby, right. Warren, who has worked at the Thayer Post Office one year, was given the award after Wayne Fleming, left, a former postal carrier himself, wrote a letter to Kirby explaining that Warren had gone above and beyond the call of duty by looking in on his blind, housebound neighbor during the summer while Fleming was away...
SPREADING CHEER (12/08/05)
SPREADING CHEER: Fulton County Deputy Treasurer Donna Hall straightens a paper angel on the angel tree on display in Fulton County Courthouse. Each of the angels has a number for a needy child who a member of the community can buy a gift for. Each angel has the child's age, clothing size and gender on it. Gifts do not need to be wrapped but must be at the courthouse by 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Call Clara Zeigler at 895-3309 for more information. (Photo/Price)...
OPEN HOUSE (12/08/05)
OPEN HOUSE: The Mammoth Spring Bank held a Christmas Open House Dec. 2. Refreshments were served and many giveaways were available including caps, mugs and calendars. Bank of Mammoth Spring employees, from left, are: Jim Mills, branch manager, Sandra Linderman and Gloria Taylor...
Bones human, says crime lab (12/08/05)
The state crime lab verified last week that bones found in a septic tank near the Sharp/Izard County line are human. Investigators suspect the remains are those of Bridgett Juanita Sellers, who has been missing since May 9, 2003, when she was last seen walking on Peace Valley Road near where the skeletal remains were discovered Nov. 25. She was 21when she disappeared...
Santa is coming to town (12/08/05)
CHECKING HIS LIST: Old Kris Kringle made a sleigh stop in Ash Flat Dec. 3 during the Ash Flat Christmas parade. Santa walked down Highway 167 with the parade procession making sure all the little boys and girls were behaving themselves during the annual Christmas kickoff. Photo/Wulff...
Tenth defendant pleads guilty (12/08/05)
A 10th defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug charges in an investigation to one of the biggest drug rings in Arkansas and Missouri history. The meth ring was centered in Fulton and Izard counties. Bud Cummins, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Ronda Jo Due entered a guilty plea in federal court Nov. 28 before United States District Judge Susan Webber Wright. Due pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine...
Accident leads to stolen ATV (12/08/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The investigation of an ATV accident Nov. 23 by the Oregon County Sheriff's Department has led to the discovery of a stolen ATV. Officers with the sheriff's department and Missouri State Trooper Ray Rese responded to the ATV accident call at 11:02 p.m. at the intersection of Oregon County Roads 333 and 348, just off Z Highway...
Damage caused by tornado (12/08/05)
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett traveled the roads in the county Dec. 5 with officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Willett said Emergency Management Area Coordinator Annette Cockrell and Rick Kelly were in Fulton County to determine if the area suffered enough damage from tornadoes Nov. 27 to receive state help...
Spring River Art Gallery displays art by Corder (12/08/05)
Spring River Art Gallery is showcasing the work of artist Trish Corder during December. Corder is presently the director of the Spring River Art Gallery in Hardy. The gallery is a community volunteer-staffed gallery featuring the artwork of regional and local artists. Corder resides in Smithville and is married with four children. Her studio, Cypress Creek Studio, has been a working studio since 1995. She teaches from both her studio and the gallery...
Magen Nicole Hendrix (12/08/05)
Bridgette and John Hendrix of West Plains, Mo., announce the arrival of a baby girl, Magen Nicole, born at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains on Nov. 3, 2005, at 12:12 am. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Darrel and Sue Taylor of Hardy. Parental grandparents are Jon and Lena Hendrix of Evening Shade and one aunt, Audra Blevins of Evening Shade...
Christmas drama slated (12/08/05)
First Baptist Church of Hardy is presenting the Christmas drama and musical "Born in My Heart: A Christmas Transformation" on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. First Baptist Church is located at the Highways 62/63/412 Junction in Hardy next to McDonald's...
Children's party to be held at Moose Lodge (12/08/05)
A Children's Christmas party will be held Dec. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Salem Moose Lodge. Anyone bringing a child must turn in the name, age and gender. "We need to know how many are coming so we can get the right gifts," said a spokesman. Names should be turned in to the bartender by Dec. 10. Call 895-3640 Wednesday through Sunday after 5 p.m. for reservations...
Mayenschein turns 95 (12/08/05)
Daryl Mayenschein will be celebrating his 95th birthday Dec. 20. Cake will be served after church services on Dec. 11 as some of his family will be present. Daryl and Maxene have three sons, Karl, Larry and Alan. Their daughter, Darlene, died at the age of 25...
Prestyn Cade Ribbing (12/08/05)
Michelle and Jason Ribbing of Conway announce the arrival of a baby boy, Prestyn Cade, born Sept. 6, 2005, at Conway Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Geri and Whitey Vaughan of Ash Flat, and Cathy and Mike Ribbing of Ward, Ark...
Vaughan, Edwards to exchange vows (12/08/05)
Kristie Vaughan of Conway and Shaun Edwards of Mayflower will be married Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrow Springs Chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla. The bride-elect is the daughter of Geri and Whitey Vaughan of Ash Flat. The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Yvonne Edwards of Tulsa, Okla...
Trotter, Cooper to exchange vows (12/08/05)
Tony and Mylet Trotter of Melbourne announce the wedding of their son, John Benjamin, to Melanie Michelle Cooper on Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. in Greene Chapel on the campus of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.
Spring River Art Gallery displays art by Corder (12/08/05)
Spring River Art Gallery is showcasing the work of artist Trish Corder during December. Corder is presently the director of the Spring River Art Gallery in Hardy. The gallery is a community volunteer-staffed gallery featuring the artwork of regional and local artists. Corder resides in Smithville and is married with four children. Her studio, Cypress Creek Studio, has been a working studio since 1995. She teaches from both her studio and the gallery...
Children's party to be held at Moose Lodge (12/08/05)
A Children's Christmas party will be held Dec. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Salem Moose Lodge. Anyone bringing a child must turn in the name, age and gender. "We need to know how many are coming so we can get the right gifts," said a spokesman. Names should be turned in to the bartender by Dec. 10. Call 895-3640 Wednesday through Sunday after 5 p.m. for reservations...
Prestyn Cade Ribbing (12/08/05)
Michelle and Jason Ribbing of Conway announce the arrival of a baby boy, Prestyn Cade, born Sept. 6, 2005, at Conway Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Geri and Whitey Vaughan of Ash Flat, and Cathy and Mike Ribbing of Ward, Ark...
Mayenschein turns 95 (12/08/05)
Daryl Mayenschein will be celebrating his 95th birthday Dec. 20. Cake will be served after church services on Dec. 11 as some of his family will be present. Daryl and Maxene have three sons, Karl, Larry and Alan. Their daughter, Darlene, died at the age of 25...
Christmas drama slated (12/08/05)
First Baptist Church of Hardy is presenting the Christmas drama and musical "Born in My Heart: A Christmas Transformation" on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. First Baptist Church is located at the Highways 62/63/412 Junction in Hardy next to McDonald's...
Trotter, Cooper to exchange vows (12/08/05)
Tony and Mylet Trotter of Melbourne announce the wedding of their son, John Benjamin, to Melanie Michelle Cooper on Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. in Greene Chapel on the campus of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.
Vaughan, Edwards to exchange vows (12/08/05)
Kristie Vaughan of Conway and Shaun Edwards of Mayflower will be married Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrow Springs Chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla. The bride-elect is the daughter of Geri and Whitey Vaughan of Ash Flat. The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Yvonne Edwards of Tulsa, Okla...
Magen Nicole Hendrix (12/08/05)
Bridgette and John Hendrix of West Plains, Mo., announce the arrival of a baby girl, Magen Nicole, born at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains on Nov. 3, 2005, at 12:12 am. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Darrel and Sue Taylor of Hardy. Parental grandparents are Jon and Lena Hendrix of Evening Shade and one aunt, Audra Blevins of Evening Shade...
Couch takes second in Lady Dawg Classic (12/08/05)
Baskets and, for that matter, points of any kind were rarer than recent hit singles for Michael Jackson in the finals of the 2005 Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic Dec. 3. With points at a premium, the third-seeded Van Buren Lady Bulldogs used big period-opening runs in each of the last three frames to knock off top-seeded Couch 41-31...
ICC flips Bobcats (12/08/05)
The Izard County Consolidated Cougars built a big halftime lead only to see the Flippin Bobcats cut it in half early in the fourth period in non-conference hoops action from the Cougar Den Dec. 2. Up by 21 points at intermission, the Cougars hit a second-half lull while Flippin warmed up a bit to cut ICC's lead to seven in the final frame before ICC regrouped to dust off the Bobcats 71-55...
Thayer falls to home team in tourney semis (12/08/05)
Looking for their first championship in a couple of years in the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic, the second-seeded Thayer Lady Bobcats came up a bit short as they fell to the third-seeded and home-standing Van Buren Lady Bulldogs, the tourney's eventual champs, 48-42 in semi-final action Dec. 1...
Viola up-ended by Greyhounds (12/08/05)
The third seed was certainly the charm for the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds as they matched up with the Viola Longhorns in a rare non-conference meeting between the two 2AA-North schools. Number three topped number two by the count of 64-63 Dec. 2 in the semi-final round of the 46th annual Williams Baptist College High School Basketball Tournament in Walnut Ridge...
ICC flips Bobcats (12/08/05)
The Izard County Consolidated Cougars built a big halftime lead only to see the Flippin Bobcats cut it in half early in the fourth period in non-conference hoops action from the Cougar Den Dec. 2. Up by 21 points at intermission, the Cougars hit a second-half lull while Flippin warmed up a bit to cut ICC's lead to seven in the final frame before ICC regrouped to dust off the Bobcats 71-55...
Couch takes second in Lady Dawg Classic (12/08/05)
Baskets and, for that matter, points of any kind were rarer than recent hit singles for Michael Jackson in the finals of the 2005 Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic Dec. 3. With points at a premium, the third-seeded Van Buren Lady Bulldogs used big period-opening runs in each of the last three frames to knock off top-seeded Couch 41-31...
Viola up-ended by Greyhounds (12/08/05)
The third seed was certainly the charm for the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds as they matched up with the Viola Longhorns in a rare non-conference meeting between the two 2AA-North schools. Number three topped number two by the count of 64-63 Dec. 2 in the semi-final round of the 46th annual Williams Baptist College High School Basketball Tournament in Walnut Ridge...
Thayer falls to home team in tourney semis (12/08/05)
Looking for their first championship in a couple of years in the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic, the second-seeded Thayer Lady Bobcats came up a bit short as they fell to the third-seeded and home-standing Van Buren Lady Bulldogs, the tourney's eventual champs, 48-42 in semi-final action Dec. 1...
John Inge Risvold (12/08/05)
John Inge Risvold, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born April 3, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Magnus and Bertha Madland Risvold. He moved to Chicago, Ill, where he received his schooling. He was married to Beatrice Danner on Sept. 19, 1957 in Ottawa, Ill...
Arthur R. Franke (12/08/05)
~Died 11-22-2005 Arthur R. Franke, 89, of Rogers, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the home of his son in Thayer. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Ollie Asalena Owens (12/08/05)
Ollie Asalena Owens, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George and Mary Matney Jennings, was born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Nov. 30, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to C.L. (Spikey) Owens in 1930...
Mrs. Blanche H. Worel (12/08/05)
Mrs. Blanche Hortence Worel, of Willow Springs, Mo., died at her home Nov. 26, 2005. She was born in Koshkonong, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Hattie Ann Smith McCormack. She was married on Dec. 16, 1935, in Thayer, Mo. to Herbert R. Worel, who preceded her in death...
Ina May Chronister (12/08/05)
Ina May Chronister, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Wesco, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. She was married to E.J. "Jewell" Chronister on Oct. 10, 1931, and he survives. Ina and Jewell lived in St. Louis for over 30 years then in several communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, before moving to Alton in 1972. They were both long time members of the First Baptist Church of Alton...
Raymond J. King (12/08/05)
Raymond J. King, 73, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2005, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 27, 1932, at Cave City, Ark., to Russell D. and Ester Leona West King. He had worked for Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kan., and the Sharp County Road Department and was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
June Shaver Koorstad (12/08/05)
June Shaver Koorstad, 94, of Hardy, was born in Nelsonville (Sharp County) on May 2, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Hassie Shaver and died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a Christian and long-time member of the Hardy Church of Christ. She worked as a librarian and an Avon representative. She was a member of Timely Club of Hardy and the Sharp County Historical Society where she contributed to books about the history of Hardy and one-room schools in Sharp County...
Alpha Wilma Fench (12/08/05)
Alpha Wilma Rogers French, 94, of Hardy died Nov. 30,2005 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Rogers ad the late Kate Davis Rogers. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Evans of Hardy; three sons, Billy Joe French of Cherokee Village, Kenneth French of Agnos and Max French of Cave City, Ark...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/08/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 5, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was of the Baptist faith and was a flight attendant for U.S. Airways, based out of Baltimore, Md. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge 253 and the Thayer chapter of the Eagles...
Ray R. Ruppel (12/08/05)
Ray R. Ruppel, 95, of Charlotte, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 1, 1910, at Ware, Mo. to William and Jessie Taylor Ruppel. He was a retired brick mason and served in the United States Army during World War II...
Jack Martin Fletcher (12/08/05)
Jack Martin Fletcher, 84, of Hardy, died Dec 1, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a self-employed photographer and realtor. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Professional Photographers of America...
Jeanette Murphy (12/08/05)
Jeanette Murphy, 66, of Ash Flat died Dec. 1, 2005, in Little Rock. Murphy was born June 15, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Edith (Gibbs) Gerber. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Murphy, of the home in Ash Flat; one daughter, Deb Gatliff of Fishers, Ind.; three brothers, Joe Gerber of Indianapolis, Ind., Jay Gerber of Florida and James Gerber of Lapel, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Nosler and Janice Wills, both of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter; a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Hanford England (12/08/05)
Hanford Waymon England, school superintendent, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91. He was born June 28, 1914, in Elm Springs, Ark., the son of Marion Nixon and Dora Hall England. He was married in Salem, Ark., on June14, 1936, to Mary June Payne...
O.F. Holmes (12/08/05)
O.F. "Tobe" "Cotton" Holmes, 79, of Kilgore, Texas, was born one of nine children on Dec. 31, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Frank and Maude Holmes. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He attended public schools in Missouri before joining the United States Army. ...
Aubrey Billingsley (12/08/05)
Aubrey Alexander Billingsley, son of the late Archibald A. Billingsley and Novella Garner Billingsley, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Franklin, Ark. He died Nov. 29, 2005, in Melbourne at the age of 80. He was married to Joyce Kathleen Herron on Dec. 22, 1947, near Myron, and to this union three children were born...
Martha Stickle Galloway (12/08/05)
Martha Louise Stickle Galloway, of Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Viva Creech Sturm, was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 22, 2005, at Hannibal, Mo. at the age of 50. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Alla Jean Berry Sharp (12/08/05)
Alla Jean Berry Sharp, 69, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, the daughter of the late Arthur "A.D." D. Berry, and Cecil Taylor Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church...
Doyle Wess (12/08/05)
Doyle Wess, 68, of Bentonville, died Nov. 30, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, at Wynne, Ark., to Lester Fallon Wess and Delma Wiline Griffin Wess. He served in the U. S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class...
Mary Pauline Roper (12/08/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of the late Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Priscilla Cromwell Lyerly...
Earl Alvis Warren (12/08/05)
Earl Alvis Warren, son of the late Tommie Warren and Ida Harrison Warren, was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Alton, Mo., and died Nov. 21, 2005, at his home in Fenton, Mo. at the age of 80 years. He was united in marriage on Sept. 30, 1950, at Alton to Pearl Breeden who survives...
Violet L. Lentz (12/08/05)
In the obituary for Violet L. Lentz of Alton, printed recently survivors included three children, Marietta Varnell of Alton, Ruben Lentz of Natalie, Texas, and Bennie Lentz of Canton, Ill. It was previously printed as Bernie Lenz of Canton, Ill. Instead of Bernie Lenz it should have read Bennie Lentz...
Claude Allen Warren (12/08/05)
Claude Allen Warren, 69, of Granite City, Ill., was born June 9, 1936, in Alton and died Nov. 28, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Christine Warren of the home; one son, Claude Allen Warren Jr. of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Claudia Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Helen Whittington and husband, Glen, of Alton; one sister-in-law, Auddie Warren of Salina, Kan.; three granddaughters; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Gretchen Marie Fees (12/08/05)
Gretchen Marie Fees, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Polk County, Iowa., the daughter of Fred Gabbert and Nellie Kile Gabbert. She was married to Cecil Fees on May 9, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
Pamela Jean Newman (12/08/05)
Pamela Jean McIntyre "Pam" Newman, 48, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Kankakee, Ill, and died Nov. 20, 2005, at her home. She had been a waitress for many years, working at Fred's Fish House, Country Cottage and Riverbend restaurants...
James Celige Dickson (12/08/05)
James Celige Dickson, 52, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 24, 2005, at his resience in Highland. He was the son of the late William Dickson. He was employed by Dixie Restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Louise Dickson; maternal grandmother, Dora Webb; two sisters, Connie Taylor of Highland and Betty Wardlow of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, William Dickson of Cheroke Village and Thomas Dickson of Auora, Ill...
Martha Stickle Galloway (12/08/05)
Martha Louise Stickle Galloway, of Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Viva Creech Sturm, was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. She died Nov. 22, 2005, at Hannibal, Mo. at the age of 50. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Arthur R. Franke (12/08/05)
~Died 11-22-2005 Arthur R. Franke, 89, of Rogers, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the home of his son in Thayer. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Raymond J. King (12/08/05)
Raymond J. King, 73, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2005, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 27, 1932, at Cave City, Ark., to Russell D. and Ester Leona West King. He had worked for Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kan., and the Sharp County Road Department and was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Ina May Chronister (12/08/05)
Ina May Chronister, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Wesco, Mo., and died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. She was married to E.J. "Jewell" Chronister on Oct. 10, 1931, and he survives. Ina and Jewell lived in St. Louis for over 30 years then in several communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, before moving to Alton in 1972. They were both long time members of the First Baptist Church of Alton...
Mrs. Blanche H. Worel (12/08/05)
Mrs. Blanche Hortence Worel, of Willow Springs, Mo., died at her home Nov. 26, 2005. She was born in Koshkonong, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Hattie Ann Smith McCormack. She was married on Dec. 16, 1935, in Thayer, Mo. to Herbert R. Worel, who preceded her in death...
Mary Pauline Roper (12/08/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of the late Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Priscilla Cromwell Lyerly...
Hanford England (12/08/05)
Hanford Waymon England, school superintendent, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91. He was born June 28, 1914, in Elm Springs, Ark., the son of Marion Nixon and Dora Hall England. He was married in Salem, Ark., on June14, 1936, to Mary June Payne...
Aubrey Billingsley (12/08/05)
Aubrey Alexander Billingsley, son of the late Archibald A. Billingsley and Novella Garner Billingsley, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Franklin, Ark. He died Nov. 29, 2005, in Melbourne at the age of 80. He was married to Joyce Kathleen Herron on Dec. 22, 1947, near Myron, and to this union three children were born...
Pamela Jean Newman (12/08/05)
Pamela Jean McIntyre "Pam" Newman, 48, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Kankakee, Ill, and died Nov. 20, 2005, at her home. She had been a waitress for many years, working at Fred's Fish House, Country Cottage and Riverbend restaurants...
Gretchen Marie Fees (12/08/05)
Gretchen Marie Fees, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Polk County, Iowa., the daughter of Fred Gabbert and Nellie Kile Gabbert. She was married to Cecil Fees on May 9, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
Claude Allen Warren (12/08/05)
Claude Allen Warren, 69, of Granite City, Ill., was born June 9, 1936, in Alton and died Nov. 28, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Christine Warren of the home; one son, Claude Allen Warren Jr. of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Claudia Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Helen Whittington and husband, Glen, of Alton; one sister-in-law, Auddie Warren of Salina, Kan.; three granddaughters; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Violet L. Lentz (12/08/05)
In the obituary for Violet L. Lentz of Alton, printed recently survivors included three children, Marietta Varnell of Alton, Ruben Lentz of Natalie, Texas, and Bennie Lentz of Canton, Ill. It was previously printed as Bernie Lenz of Canton, Ill. Instead of Bernie Lenz it should have read Bennie Lentz...
O.F. Holmes (12/08/05)
O.F. "Tobe" "Cotton" Holmes, 79, of Kilgore, Texas, was born one of nine children on Dec. 31, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Frank and Maude Holmes. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He attended public schools in Missouri before joining the United States Army. ...
Alpha Wilma Fench (12/08/05)
Alpha Wilma Rogers French, 94, of Hardy died Nov. 30,2005 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Rogers ad the late Kate Davis Rogers. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Evans of Hardy; three sons, Billy Joe French of Cherokee Village, Kenneth French of Agnos and Max French of Cave City, Ark...
Doyle Wess (12/08/05)
Doyle Wess, 68, of Bentonville, died Nov. 30, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, at Wynne, Ark., to Lester Fallon Wess and Delma Wiline Griffin Wess. He served in the U. S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class...
James Celige Dickson (12/08/05)
James Celige Dickson, 52, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 24, 2005, at his resience in Highland. He was the son of the late William Dickson. He was employed by Dixie Restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Louise Dickson; maternal grandmother, Dora Webb; two sisters, Connie Taylor of Highland and Betty Wardlow of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, William Dickson of Cheroke Village and Thomas Dickson of Auora, Ill...
June Shaver Koorstad (12/08/05)
June Shaver Koorstad, 94, of Hardy, was born in Nelsonville (Sharp County) on May 2, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Hassie Shaver and died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a Christian and long-time member of the Hardy Church of Christ. She worked as a librarian and an Avon representative. She was a member of Timely Club of Hardy and the Sharp County Historical Society where she contributed to books about the history of Hardy and one-room schools in Sharp County...
Alla Jean Berry Sharp (12/08/05)
Alla Jean Berry Sharp, 69, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, the daughter of the late Arthur "A.D." D. Berry, and Cecil Taylor Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church...
Ollie Asalena Owens (12/08/05)
Ollie Asalena Owens, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George and Mary Matney Jennings, was born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Nov. 30, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to C.L. (Spikey) Owens in 1930...
John Inge Risvold (12/08/05)
John Inge Risvold, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2005, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born April 3, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Magnus and Bertha Madland Risvold. He moved to Chicago, Ill, where he received his schooling. He was married to Beatrice Danner on Sept. 19, 1957 in Ottawa, Ill...
Jeanette Murphy (12/08/05)
Jeanette Murphy, 66, of Ash Flat died Dec. 1, 2005, in Little Rock. Murphy was born June 15, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Edith (Gibbs) Gerber. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Murphy, of the home in Ash Flat; one daughter, Deb Gatliff of Fishers, Ind.; three brothers, Joe Gerber of Indianapolis, Ind., Jay Gerber of Florida and James Gerber of Lapel, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Nosler and Janice Wills, both of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter; a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Jack Martin Fletcher (12/08/05)
Jack Martin Fletcher, 84, of Hardy, died Dec 1, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a self-employed photographer and realtor. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Professional Photographers of America...
Ray R. Ruppel (12/08/05)
Ray R. Ruppel, 95, of Charlotte, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 1, 1910, at Ware, Mo. to William and Jessie Taylor Ruppel. He was a retired brick mason and served in the United States Army during World War II...