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Stories from Thursday, December 22, 2005

Pace proud of Mammoth (12/22/05)
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said she is proud of the accomplishments her city made in 2005. "Much needed improvements were made to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. We doubled the space in the building by adding on. New cabinets and new heating and air conditioning units were installed," the mayor said...
Cantrell sentenced to 8 years (12/22/05)
Killing a neighbor's dog started a chain of events that led a Viola man being sentenced to eight years in prison. John A. Cantrell, formerly of Tall Pines Road in Salem, was convicted on two felony counts and a misdemeanor Dec. 12. He had originally been charged with five felonies...
No answers yet in dual deaths (12/22/05)
As rumors run rampant following the death of two young men who were found dead in Salem Dec. 17, authorities are trying to avoid drawing premature conclusions. Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., 18, of Salem and James Nathan Davis, 23, of St. Charles, Mo., were both found dead by family members Saturday morning. Pleasant was found in his bed by his parents, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, and Davis was found on a living room couch by his grandmother at her home...
VOLUNTEERS (12/22/05)
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers with the Oregon County Food Pantry helped the health department fill Christmas baskets for the needy last week in Thayer. Health Department official Terri Wrenfrow said all the food collected was donated by schools, churches, organizations and others in the area. ...
Police arrest two in Thayer (12/22/05)
THAYER -- After a tip from a concerned citizen saying someone was selling marijuana out of an apartment at the Thayer Apartments, officers with the Thayer Police Department arrested two suspects on drug charges Dec. 11. Arrested were Connie Parker, 41, and Larry Stockwell, 47. Parker was charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance. Stockwell was charged with the same two felonies...
Thayer council tables ordinance (12/22/05)
THAYER -- After taking care of regular business and paying bills, the Thayer City Council went into closed session to discuss an ordinance that would change the city manager position in the city to city administrator. Upon re-entering the meeting room, the council voted to table the vote on the ordinance until a later meeting to review the ordinance language...
2005 in review (12/22/05)
JANUARY: January 2005 saw a changing of the guard at the Fulton County Courthouse. Charles Willett took over as Fulton County judge from Curren Everett and Walter Dillinger took the role of Fulton County sheriff. After 20 days in the hospital, a Highland Middle School student, Jessica Chapman, returned home from the hospital. She was injured when she fell from a horse during the Ash Flat Christmas Parade...
Billboard owners say tax is unfair (12/22/05)
Local billboard owners said a proposed ordinance taxing billboards in Ash Flat is unfair. "I feel if you single out one business it's pretty discriminatory in nature in itself," said Cleatus Wiles, who owns and operates Wiles Outdoor Advertising in Ash Flat, at the Dec. 16 city council meeting...
City may lose Sharp County dispatch (12/22/05)
Some Sharp cities may be cut out from Sharp County Central Dispatch services if they don't pay the county. "It looks like that's the only alternative we've got," Sharp County Judge Joe Stidman said after the Dec. 12 quorum court meeting. The county began considering charging cities for the county's central dispatch services months ago to make up a $129,000 shortfall in the central dispatch budget...
South Missourian reviews year in news (12/22/05)
JANUARY: More than 60 mailboxes were vandalized the night of Jan. 4 across Oregon County. No arrests were made in the vandalism. The Oregon County Health Department had its WIC grant renewed. The city of Mammoth Spring approved the 2005 budget at the first city council meeting of the year Jan. 3. The approved budget was $573,100...
2005 tough year for roads (12/22/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren gave an update to The South Missourian News last week of activities the county has accomplished this past year. "Weather conditions were not ideal for road work during much of 2005. Dry weather makes it almost impossible to keep county roads in as good shape as we would have liked," Warren said. He said the tornado that hit in November did a lot of damage and caused the county to need a lot of cleanup...
Ride 'em cowboy ... (12/22/05)
WHOA BOY: Rogers Stark of Hardy rides a mule in the Hardy Christmas parade Dec.10. Photo/Cox
HOUSE FIRE (12/22/05)
HOUSE FIRE: The Travis Bowers home located at County Road 385 was destroyed by fire Dec. 13. Thayer Fire Chief Norman Todd said the fire department received the fire call at 10:30 a.m. and responded quickly. He said the fire is believed to have started in the front part of the house but it is not known how it started. No one was home at the time of the fire. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
HOUSE FIRE (12/22/05)
HOUSE FIRE: The Travis Bowers home located at County Road 385 was destroyed by fire Dec. 13. Thayer Fire Chief Norman Todd said the fire department received the fire call at 10:30 a.m. and responded quickly. He said the fire is believed to have started in the front part of the house but it is not known how it started. No one was home at the time of the fire. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
Cantrell sentenced to 8 years (12/22/05)
Killing a neighbor's dog started a chain of events that led a Viola man being sentenced to eight years in prison. John A. Cantrell, formerly of Tall Pines Road in Salem, was convicted on two felony counts and a misdemeanor Dec. 12. He had originally been charged with five felonies...
2005 tough year for roads (12/22/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren gave an update to The South Missourian News last week of activities the county has accomplished this past year. "Weather conditions were not ideal for road work during much of 2005. Dry weather makes it almost impossible to keep county roads in as good shape as we would have liked," Warren said. He said the tornado that hit in November did a lot of damage and caused the county to need a lot of cleanup...
2005 in review (12/22/05)
JANUARY: January 2005 saw a changing of the guard at the Fulton County Courthouse. Charles Willett took over as Fulton County judge from Curren Everett and Walter Dillinger took the role of Fulton County sheriff. After 20 days in the hospital, a Highland Middle School student, Jessica Chapman, returned home from the hospital. She was injured when she fell from a horse during the Ash Flat Christmas Parade...
Pace proud of Mammoth (12/22/05)
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said she is proud of the accomplishments her city made in 2005. "Much needed improvements were made to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. We doubled the space in the building by adding on. New cabinets and new heating and air conditioning units were installed," the mayor said...
Thayer council tables ordinance (12/22/05)
THAYER -- After taking care of regular business and paying bills, the Thayer City Council went into closed session to discuss an ordinance that would change the city manager position in the city to city administrator. Upon re-entering the meeting room, the council voted to table the vote on the ordinance until a later meeting to review the ordinance language...
Billboard owners say tax is unfair (12/22/05)
Local billboard owners said a proposed ordinance taxing billboards in Ash Flat is unfair. "I feel if you single out one business it's pretty discriminatory in nature in itself," said Cleatus Wiles, who owns and operates Wiles Outdoor Advertising in Ash Flat, at the Dec. 16 city council meeting...
No answers yet in dual deaths (12/22/05)
As rumors run rampant following the death of two young men who were found dead in Salem Dec. 17, authorities are trying to avoid drawing premature conclusions. Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., 18, of Salem and James Nathan Davis, 23, of St. Charles, Mo., were both found dead by family members Saturday morning. Pleasant was found in his bed by his parents, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, and Davis was found on a living room couch by his grandmother at her home...
Police arrest two in Thayer (12/22/05)
THAYER -- After a tip from a concerned citizen saying someone was selling marijuana out of an apartment at the Thayer Apartments, officers with the Thayer Police Department arrested two suspects on drug charges Dec. 11. Arrested were Connie Parker, 41, and Larry Stockwell, 47. Parker was charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance. Stockwell was charged with the same two felonies...
City may lose Sharp County dispatch (12/22/05)
Some Sharp cities may be cut out from Sharp County Central Dispatch services if they don't pay the county. "It looks like that's the only alternative we've got," Sharp County Judge Joe Stidman said after the Dec. 12 quorum court meeting. The county began considering charging cities for the county's central dispatch services months ago to make up a $129,000 shortfall in the central dispatch budget...
VOLUNTEERS (12/22/05)
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers with the Oregon County Food Pantry helped the health department fill Christmas baskets for the needy last week in Thayer. Health Department official Terri Wrenfrow said all the food collected was donated by schools, churches, organizations and others in the area. ...
South Missourian reviews year in news (12/22/05)
JANUARY: More than 60 mailboxes were vandalized the night of Jan. 4 across Oregon County. No arrests were made in the vandalism. The Oregon County Health Department had its WIC grant renewed. The city of Mammoth Spring approved the 2005 budget at the first city council meeting of the year Jan. 3. The approved budget was $573,100...
Ride 'em cowboy ... (12/22/05)
WHOA BOY: Rogers Stark of Hardy rides a mule in the Hardy Christmas parade Dec.10. Photo/Cox
Garrison graduates police academy (12/22/05)
Joshua Garrison of Thayer has graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy. Garrison is one of 20 new patrol troopers who graduated in Jefferson City, Mo. He has been assigned to Troop C, South St. Louis County and will report to duty Dec. 19.aGarrison is a 2003 graduate of Thayer High school and the son of Van and Diane Garrison...
Jones completes training (12/22/05)
Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Jones is the son of Gerald and Susanne Jones of Kere Trace, Cherokee Village. He is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
EMT course offered (12/22/05)
Ozarka College will offer an EMT training course as approved by the Arkansas Department of Health from Jan. 16, 2006, through May 9, 2006. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m. at Ozarka's main campus in Melbourne. Total classroom instruction for the EMT program includes 140 hours of training along with an additional 48 hours of clinical/field experience. ...
Garrison graduates police academy (12/22/05)
Joshua Garrison of Thayer has graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy. Garrison is one of 20 new patrol troopers who graduated in Jefferson City, Mo. He has been assigned to Troop C, South St. Louis County and will report to duty Dec. 19.aGarrison is a 2003 graduate of Thayer High school and the son of Van and Diane Garrison...
Jones completes training (12/22/05)
Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Jones is the son of Gerald and Susanne Jones of Kere Trace, Cherokee Village. He is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
EMT course offered (12/22/05)
Ozarka College will offer an EMT training course as approved by the Arkansas Department of Health from Jan. 16, 2006, through May 9, 2006. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m. at Ozarka's main campus in Melbourne. Total classroom instruction for the EMT program includes 140 hours of training along with an additional 48 hours of clinical/field experience. ...
Cooper named All-State (12/22/05)
He's back. After earning All-State honors as a junior, Thomas Cooper has once again played his way to the Class AA team as a senior for the Salem Greyhounds. Cooper also landed on the 6th annual KAIT K8 Coaches Super Team as an offensive linemen for the second year in a row, one of only two players to repeat the honor from last year...
Hounds stunned in Norfork (12/22/05)
As they prepared to board the bus for the trip back home the night of Dec. 13, the Salem Greyhounds walked out of the Panther Pavilion in Norfork and into a steady, cold rain falling from the night skies. Compared to what had just happened to them a few minutes earlier, getting soaked by a bone-chilling, 38-degree rain was really nothing...
Bears sweep past Couch (12/22/05)
aThey may not have gotten off to the kind of start they wanted to in 2005 due to injuries, but if Ann Whiteside has anything to say about it, the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears are geared up for a strong post-holidays push. Whiteside proved to be too much for the visiting Couch Lady Indians Dec. 15, as she led the Lady Bears to a 45-38 non-conference victory...
Bears sweep past Couch (12/22/05)
aThey may not have gotten off to the kind of start they wanted to in 2005 due to injuries, but if Ann Whiteside has anything to say about it, the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears are geared up for a strong post-holidays push. Whiteside proved to be too much for the visiting Couch Lady Indians Dec. 15, as she led the Lady Bears to a 45-38 non-conference victory...
Cooper named All-State (12/22/05)
He's back. After earning All-State honors as a junior, Thomas Cooper has once again played his way to the Class AA team as a senior for the Salem Greyhounds. Cooper also landed on the 6th annual KAIT K8 Coaches Super Team as an offensive linemen for the second year in a row, one of only two players to repeat the honor from last year...
Hounds stunned in Norfork (12/22/05)
As they prepared to board the bus for the trip back home the night of Dec. 13, the Salem Greyhounds walked out of the Panther Pavilion in Norfork and into a steady, cold rain falling from the night skies. Compared to what had just happened to them a few minutes earlier, getting soaked by a bone-chilling, 38-degree rain was really nothing...
Charles Alvy Woten (12/22/05)
Charles Alvy Woten, 75, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his residence in Coal City. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., on Nov. 28, 1930, the son of Arlonso Franklin and Lillie Fay Shupp Woten. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for many years as a truck driver...
A.I Hoaney (12/22/05)
A.I. Hoaney, 71, of Judsonia, formerly of Evening Shade died Dec. 15, 2005, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 4, 1934, at Evening Shade to Columbus Shelby and Bunis Rogers Hoaney. He was a United States Army veteran, retired as the president and CEO of the Bank of Evening Shade after 43 years of service, and was a member of United Methodist Church of Evening Shade...
Noel Southard (12/22/05)
Noel Southard, 90, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, N.M., died Nov. 13, 2005, in Alamogordo. He was born Feb. 5 1915, in Wheeling, Ark., to Green Franklin and Mollie Elizabeth Wiley Southard. During world War II he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ...
Dennis Ray Ary (12/22/05)
Dennis Ray Ary, died Nov. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 65 years. Ary was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the son of Floyd and Zelma Burr Ary. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was married on Sept. 27, 1959, to Patsy Miller. He was married in Thayer on Sept. 22, 1990, to Gale Gann...
Richard Edward Fisher (12/22/05)
Richard Edward Fisher, 31, of Alton, Mo., was born May 13, 1974, in Visalia, Calif., and died Dec. 8, 2005, at home in Alton. Survivors include his mother, Mary Christine Stevens Devore; his father, Bill Edward Fisher and wife, Loretta; two sisters, Stephanie Hardwick and Terry Green; two brothers, Bill Green and Joseph Fisher; grandmother, Mardell Firkel; three nieces; five nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Clarice Lanham (12/22/05)
Miss Clarice Elizabeth Lanham, 93, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 14, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Lanham was a secretary and of the Presbyterian faith. She is survived by her sister, Doratha Lanham Ellis of Cherokee Village; two nieces, Mary Ellis and Patricia Peltier; and one nephew, Michael Ellis...
Becky Beller (12/22/05)
Rebecca Jean Street (Becky) Beller, Highland School District's gifted and talented education coordinator, died Dec. 17, 2005, in a Little Rock hospital. She was 58. Beller taught up until the day before her untimely death. Beller, of Ash Flat, organized Highland's academic teams for interscholastic competition, including quiz bowl, chess and mock trial. Her highly successful teams consistently brought home championship tophies...
Marion C. Henry (12/22/05)
Marion C. Henry, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005, at the Izard County Medical Center of Calico Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the daugher of William and Mary McKenna Collins. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor...
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carlos and Oda Roberts Hacker was born May 4, 1942, in Manchester, Ky. He died on Dec. 11, 2005, at Mountain. Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith and served his country in the United States Air Force...
Catherine Rozella Daniels (12/22/05)
Catherine Rozella Daniels, 75, of Alton, Mo., was born March 6, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., and died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Larry Daniels and wife, Teri; six grandchildren, Michelle Phipps, Muzett Griffis, Christina Daniels, Michael Daniels, Erica Daniels, and Kaitlyn Daniels; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Daniels and Destiny Ivy; two sisters, Dorothy Remp and Charlotte Pusey; one brother William Wolfe; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Opal Annel Burrow (12/22/05)
Opal Annel Burrow, 53, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1952, in West Plains, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Richard Burrow of Alabama; two daughters, April Curbow of Thayer and Sherry Denton and husband, Randy, of Thayer; nine grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Fern Smith (12/22/05)
Fern Smith, 85, of Murray, Ky., died Dec. 10, 2005 at Westview Nursing Home in Murray, Ky. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Feb. 19, 1920, daughter of Charles McKin- ley Beatty and Lora Naomi Taylor Beatty. She was a homemaker and worked in the clothing department at Fowler 11th and Poplar Church of Christ in Murray (now Glendale Road Church of Christ.) She was a member of Glen-dale Road Church of Christ...
Mabel Angeline Taylor (12/22/05)
Mabel Angeline Taylor, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late Elijah David (Davie) Davis and Emma Elizabeth Zimmer Davis, was born March 14, 1916, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem at the age of 89 years...
Grover Grooms (12/22/05)
Grover Grooms, retired truck driver, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., at the age of 86 years. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Alton, Mo., the son of Jesse Marion and Ella Blankenship Grooms. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving his country during World War II. He earned the rank of sergeant and received numerous awards, ribbons and medals for his service...
James Arrington (12/22/05)
James W. "Wick" Arrington died Dec. 16, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. Arriangton was born May 3, 1911 in Paragould, Ark., to John A. and Lela Berryhill Arrington. He was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Earl Victor Estes (12/22/05)
Earl Victor Estes, son of the late H. Estes and Gladys Estes Jones of Bald Knob, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1942. He died Dec. 14, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 62 years. He was married to Janice Sue Owens on July 10, 1964, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. During his working years, he was employed by the Melbourne Shirt Factory and the Cave City Shirt Factory. He was of the Church of Christ faith and attended services at Brockwell...
Douglas Blouir Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Mark Blouir Sr., 56, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Gary Ind., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Pam; three sons, Kristoper Blouir and wife, Meredith of Hammond, Ind., Timothy Blouir and wife, Carol, of Valporaiso, Ind., Douglas Blouir II of Mammoth Spring; a daughter, Kari Blouir of Indiana; one brother, David Blouir and wife, Paulette of Valporaiso; two sisters, Debra Sullivan and husband, Mike of Woodstock, Ga., Jean Skaggs of Morehead, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mia, J.J., Patricia and Braden and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Beatrice Mae Morgan (12/22/05)
Beatrice Mae Morgan, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. Morgan was born March 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Paul V. and Thelma (Chamber) Green. She was a wonderful and supportive single parent, gardener and in 1978 was the First woman to work at Lake Norfork Highway Department as a deck hand for the lake ferries. Upon retirement she was the night watchman and large equipment operator...
Darrell Gene Holman (12/22/05)
Darrell Gene Holman, 62, of Alton, was born July 1, 1943, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; two sons, Brent and wife, Valerie of Thomasville, Mo.; and Billy and wife, Robin of Alton; three grandchildren, Tanner, Bryce and Tyson; two brothers, David and wife, Mary Ann, Dwight and wife, Sue, all of Alton; one sister, Dana Rhea Stroud of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Susie Alta Deckard (12/22/05)
Susie Alta Deckard, 87, a homemaker, died Nov. 25, 2005, at her home in Alton, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Winona, Mo., to Harry and Nancy Jane Price Snyder. She was married in Oregon County on Dec. 23, 1935, to William Ray Deckard who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2001...
Glenna Aline Caruthers (12/22/05)
Glenna Aline Cauthers, 75, long time resident of Salem, Ark., was born Glenna Aline Holder on Aug. 14, 1930, at Union Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home. She was married to Orbie McCullough in 1962 at Coloma, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1988 and in 1993 she married J.B. ...
Susie Alta Deckard (12/22/05)
Susie Alta Deckard, 87, a homemaker, died Nov. 25, 2005, at her home in Alton, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Winona, Mo., to Harry and Nancy Jane Price Snyder. She was married in Oregon County on Dec. 23, 1935, to William Ray Deckard who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2001...
Dennis Ray Ary (12/22/05)
Dennis Ray Ary, died Nov. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer at the age of 65 years. Ary was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the son of Floyd and Zelma Burr Ary. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was married on Sept. 27, 1959, to Patsy Miller. He was married in Thayer on Sept. 22, 1990, to Gale Gann...
Charles Alvy Woten (12/22/05)
Charles Alvy Woten, 75, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his residence in Coal City. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., on Nov. 28, 1930, the son of Arlonso Franklin and Lillie Fay Shupp Woten. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for many years as a truck driver...
Fern Smith (12/22/05)
Fern Smith, 85, of Murray, Ky., died Dec. 10, 2005 at Westview Nursing Home in Murray, Ky. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Feb. 19, 1920, daughter of Charles McKin- ley Beatty and Lora Naomi Taylor Beatty. She was a homemaker and worked in the clothing department at Fowler 11th and Poplar Church of Christ in Murray (now Glendale Road Church of Christ.) She was a member of Glen-dale Road Church of Christ...
Mabel Angeline Taylor (12/22/05)
Mabel Angeline Taylor, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late Elijah David (Davie) Davis and Emma Elizabeth Zimmer Davis, was born March 14, 1916, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem at the age of 89 years...
Darrell Gene Holman (12/22/05)
Darrell Gene Holman, 62, of Alton, was born July 1, 1943, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; two sons, Brent and wife, Valerie of Thomasville, Mo.; and Billy and wife, Robin of Alton; three grandchildren, Tanner, Bryce and Tyson; two brothers, David and wife, Mary Ann, Dwight and wife, Sue, all of Alton; one sister, Dana Rhea Stroud of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Grover Grooms (12/22/05)
Grover Grooms, retired truck driver, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., at the age of 86 years. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Alton, Mo., the son of Jesse Marion and Ella Blankenship Grooms. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving his country during World War II. He earned the rank of sergeant and received numerous awards, ribbons and medals for his service...
James Arrington (12/22/05)
James W. "Wick" Arrington died Dec. 16, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. Arriangton was born May 3, 1911 in Paragould, Ark., to John A. and Lela Berryhill Arrington. He was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Earl Victor Estes (12/22/05)
Earl Victor Estes, son of the late H. Estes and Gladys Estes Jones of Bald Knob, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1942. He died Dec. 14, 2005, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 62 years. He was married to Janice Sue Owens on July 10, 1964, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. During his working years, he was employed by the Melbourne Shirt Factory and the Cave City Shirt Factory. He was of the Church of Christ faith and attended services at Brockwell...
Douglas Blouir Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Mark Blouir Sr., 56, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Gary Ind., and died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Pam; three sons, Kristoper Blouir and wife, Meredith of Hammond, Ind., Timothy Blouir and wife, Carol, of Valporaiso, Ind., Douglas Blouir II of Mammoth Spring; a daughter, Kari Blouir of Indiana; one brother, David Blouir and wife, Paulette of Valporaiso; two sisters, Debra Sullivan and husband, Mike of Woodstock, Ga., Jean Skaggs of Morehead, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mia, J.J., Patricia and Braden and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Catherine Rozella Daniels (12/22/05)
Catherine Rozella Daniels, 75, of Alton, Mo., was born March 6, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., and died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Larry Daniels and wife, Teri; six grandchildren, Michelle Phipps, Muzett Griffis, Christina Daniels, Michael Daniels, Erica Daniels, and Kaitlyn Daniels; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Daniels and Destiny Ivy; two sisters, Dorothy Remp and Charlotte Pusey; one brother William Wolfe; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. (12/22/05)
Douglas Lee Hacker Sr. of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carlos and Oda Roberts Hacker was born May 4, 1942, in Manchester, Ky. He died on Dec. 11, 2005, at Mountain. Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith and served his country in the United States Air Force...
Richard Edward Fisher (12/22/05)
Richard Edward Fisher, 31, of Alton, Mo., was born May 13, 1974, in Visalia, Calif., and died Dec. 8, 2005, at home in Alton. Survivors include his mother, Mary Christine Stevens Devore; his father, Bill Edward Fisher and wife, Loretta; two sisters, Stephanie Hardwick and Terry Green; two brothers, Bill Green and Joseph Fisher; grandmother, Mardell Firkel; three nieces; five nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives...
A.I Hoaney (12/22/05)
A.I. Hoaney, 71, of Judsonia, formerly of Evening Shade died Dec. 15, 2005, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 4, 1934, at Evening Shade to Columbus Shelby and Bunis Rogers Hoaney. He was a United States Army veteran, retired as the president and CEO of the Bank of Evening Shade after 43 years of service, and was a member of United Methodist Church of Evening Shade...
Opal Annel Burrow (12/22/05)
Opal Annel Burrow, 53, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1952, in West Plains, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Survivors include one son, Richard Burrow of Alabama; two daughters, April Curbow of Thayer and Sherry Denton and husband, Randy, of Thayer; nine grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Clarice Lanham (12/22/05)
Miss Clarice Elizabeth Lanham, 93, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 14, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Lanham was a secretary and of the Presbyterian faith. She is survived by her sister, Doratha Lanham Ellis of Cherokee Village; two nieces, Mary Ellis and Patricia Peltier; and one nephew, Michael Ellis...
Glenna Aline Caruthers (12/22/05)
Glenna Aline Cauthers, 75, long time resident of Salem, Ark., was born Glenna Aline Holder on Aug. 14, 1930, at Union Hill, Ark. She died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home. She was married to Orbie McCullough in 1962 at Coloma, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1988 and in 1993 she married J.B. ...
Becky Beller (12/22/05)
Rebecca Jean Street (Becky) Beller, Highland School District's gifted and talented education coordinator, died Dec. 17, 2005, in a Little Rock hospital. She was 58. Beller taught up until the day before her untimely death. Beller, of Ash Flat, organized Highland's academic teams for interscholastic competition, including quiz bowl, chess and mock trial. Her highly successful teams consistently brought home championship tophies...
Noel Southard (12/22/05)
Noel Southard, 90, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, N.M., died Nov. 13, 2005, in Alamogordo. He was born Feb. 5 1915, in Wheeling, Ark., to Green Franklin and Mollie Elizabeth Wiley Southard. During world War II he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ...
Marion C. Henry (12/22/05)
Marion C. Henry, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005, at the Izard County Medical Center of Calico Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the daugher of William and Mary McKenna Collins. During her working years she worked for the U.S. goverment as a savings bond processor...
Beatrice Mae Morgan (12/22/05)
Beatrice Mae Morgan, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 63 years. Morgan was born March 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Paul V. and Thelma (Chamber) Green. She was a wonderful and supportive single parent, gardener and in 1978 was the First woman to work at Lake Norfork Highway Department as a deck hand for the lake ferries. Upon retirement she was the night watchman and large equipment operator...
Steven Montgomery (12/22/05)
Steven Jeff Montgomery, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of Bonita Walker Montgomery and the late James Arthur Montgomery was born July 24, 1960 in Salem. He died Dec. 13, 2005, at Mountmain Home, Ark., at the age of 45 years. He was married to Lisa Sullivan on March 20, 1987 at Hardy, Ark...
Steven Montgomery (12/22/05)
Steven Jeff Montgomery, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of Bonita Walker Montgomery and the late James Arthur Montgomery was born July 24, 1960 in Salem. He died Dec. 13, 2005, at Mountmain Home, Ark., at the age of 45 years. He was married to Lisa Sullivan on March 20, 1987 at Hardy, Ark...
Bishop, Angelo to exchange vows (12/22/05)
Ashley Marie Angelo and 1st Lt. Randy Lynn Bishop will exchange wedding vows Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark. A reception will follow at the church. All family and friends are invited. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Angelo of Jonesboro. She is a 2002 graduate in honors with a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas State University, and is an Arkansas master florist who is designing at The Posey Peddler of Jonesboro...
Bishop, Angelo to exchange vows (12/22/05)
Ashley Marie Angelo and 1st Lt. Randy Lynn Bishop will exchange wedding vows Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark. A reception will follow at the church. All family and friends are invited. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Angelo of Jonesboro. She is a 2002 graduate in honors with a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas State University, and is an Arkansas master florist who is designing at The Posey Peddler of Jonesboro...
Underwoods reach golden anniversary (12/22/05)
The children of Ralph Jr. and Lucille Underwood will hold a celebration for their parents 50th wedding anniversary. Ralph Underwood married Lucille Honeycutt, daughter of Otto and Grace Honeycutt on Jan. 1, 1956, at the home of his parents, Ralph Sr. and Helen Underwood, and will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Dec. 31 at the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church from 2- 4 p.m. at a drop-in reception...
Underwoods reach golden anniversary (12/22/05)
The children of Ralph Jr. and Lucille Underwood will hold a celebration for their parents 50th wedding anniversary. Ralph Underwood married Lucille Honeycutt, daughter of Otto and Grace Honeycutt on Jan. 1, 1956, at the home of his parents, Ralph Sr. and Helen Underwood, and will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Dec. 31 at the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church from 2- 4 p.m. at a drop-in reception...
Santa only likes Americans (12/22/05)
Kenny Lytle and I were definitely the oldest kids in school who still believed in Santa Claus. Our fifth-grade class was in the library one December afternoon, and Sally Snodgrass, who was way too grown up for a 10-year-old, was assigned to read aloud...
Santa only likes Americans (12/22/05)
Kenny Lytle and I were definitely the oldest kids in school who still believed in Santa Claus. Our fifth-grade class was in the library one December afternoon, and Sally Snodgrass, who was way too grown up for a 10-year-old, was assigned to read aloud...