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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Vona N. Reeves (12/27/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920, and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in November 1975...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/27/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
Joann F. Ryan (12/27/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Ind., area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s. Joni was briefly engaged in environmental research after which she devoted her life to caring for her widowed mother and her beloved aunt...
J.T. Orr (12/27/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Jewell A. Ball (12/27/05)
Jewell Annis Ball of Oxford, daughter of the late Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne at the age of 92 years. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church...
Gene A. Thompson (12/27/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, died Dec. 17, 2005, in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy; and three grandchildren...
Doris Cory (12/27/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Anne C. Heath (12/27/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath, in 1995. A mass was held Dec. 29, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Augusta M. Lafollett (12/27/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...