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Stories from Friday, March 14, 2008

Young hero helps mother after tornado (03/14/08)
Out of trying times come unexpected heroes, and from 11-year-old Nicholas Poisel of Cherokee Village came the strength to save his mother's life. Although the day of Feb. 5 seemed like many others to Nicholas and his mother, they would soon be tested in ways they never expected...
Crews accident still under investigation (03/14/08)
The death of an Alton man is still under investigation by state investigators. Justin M. Crews, 21, of Alton, was killed Feb. 24 when he was thrown from his vehicle. Investigators think he may have been ran over by another vehicle. Lt. Dale Hicks with Troop G of The Missouri Highway Patrol said March 10 that his department is progressing on the investigation, but that it is not complete...
Snow causes hazardous spill (03/14/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Several inches of snow on a steep hill north of Alton caused a tanker truck to slide off the road and spill some of its contents last week. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has called the chemical spill minor, and said their department will oversee the clean-up...
WP man charged with animal abuse (03/14/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- A man with a West Plains address has been charged with animal abuse according to a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office. Otis L. Lambert, 52, of Roadrunner Trailer Park, West Plains, has been charged with six counts of animal abuse in Oregon County...
Subdivision hooks up to city sewer (03/14/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council had a full agenda when they met in regular session Feb. 3. Engineers from the firm of DeClerk and Thraesch of Pocahontas, Ark. were at the council meeting requesting that the new subdivision being developed by Charles McCullough and Alan Ramsuer on Fair View Road be allowed to hook-up to the city's existing sewer lines...
Steve Barker ... Fulton County Coroner (03/14/08)
teve Barker took office in January 1999 as the Fulton County Coroner. The county coroner is a 24/7 position in county government. At any time, the coroner is required to investigate deaths and these duties are mandated to be completed in a very short timeframe...
Governor visits storm victims in IC (03/14/08)
In the wake of the February tornado devastation, Izard County welcomed Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe March 5. The visit came on the one month anniversary of the record setting F-4 tornado that devastated large parts of the county. Beebe was met by county and state officials along with relief volunteers for lunch just before traveling towards the Rose Trail area...
Bates transported to prison (03/14/08)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Travis Bates, 23, was transported to the Missouri Department of Correction Feb. 4 after being sentenced by Judge David Evans on a probation violation. Evans sentenced Bates to three years in prison. The probation violation stems from an incident in December 2006 when Bates was charged with receiving stolen property...
Couch School Board meeting CORRECTION (03/14/08)
The story about the Feb. 14 meeting of the Couch School Board which was published in The South Missourian News was incorrect. It should have read: Coach Superintendent Tom Bull informed the board that he is seeking a bid for door replacement/repair in the elementary and new gym buildings...
Salem City Council reviews bids (03/14/08)
The Salem City Council met Feb. 28 and discussed adopting a new grant resolution as well as reviewing the sealed bids for the city's old police cars. Salem Mayor Gary Clayton said the city needed to adopt a grant resolution as part of the application process. The resolution would allow the government to pay for 45 percent of a new police vehicle. The council reviewed the resolution and it was passed...
Filing ends (03/14/08)
High noon marked the end of the filing period for candidates to run for office in Fulton County March 10, with four offices facing challengers. The office of Fulton County Judge has two candidates in the race, Charles Willett who is the current position holder and Teresa Justice of Viola...
State Champions (03/14/08)
Photo by Terry Mullins Izard County Consolidated Cougars took their game to the limit March 7 at Hot Springs and brought home the state title for 1A boy's basketball. Coverage of the state championship game can be found beginning on page 11A.
Recalled (03/14/08)
Over 37 million of the 143 million pounds of meat recalled on Feb. 1 went to make hamburger, chili and tacos for school lunches around the country, some of which found its way to local schools. Although the Federal government has banned "downer cows" from the United States meat supply, millions of these animals have provided meat for schools for many years as the public found out with the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company recall. The recall was the largest in the United States to date...
Bates transported to prison (03/14/08)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Travis Bates, 23, was transported to the Missouri Department of Correction Feb. 4 after being sentenced by Judge David Evans on a probation violation. Evans sentenced Bates to three years in prison. The probation violation stems from an incident in December 2006 when Bates was charged with receiving stolen property...
WP man charged with animal abuse (03/14/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- A man with a West Plains address has been charged with animal abuse according to a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office. Otis L. Lambert, 52, of Roadrunner Trailer Park, West Plains, has been charged with six counts of animal abuse in Oregon County...
Couch School Board meeting CORRECTION (03/14/08)
The story about the Feb. 14 meeting of the Couch School Board which was published in The South Missourian News was incorrect. It should have read: Coach Superintendent Tom Bull informed the board that he is seeking a bid for door replacement/repair in the elementary and new gym buildings...
Crews accident still under investigation (03/14/08)
The death of an Alton man is still under investigation by state investigators. Justin M. Crews, 21, of Alton, was killed Feb. 24 when he was thrown from his vehicle. Investigators think he may have been ran over by another vehicle. Lt. Dale Hicks with Troop G of The Missouri Highway Patrol said March 10 that his department is progressing on the investigation, but that it is not complete...
Snow causes hazardous spill (03/14/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Several inches of snow on a steep hill north of Alton caused a tanker truck to slide off the road and spill some of its contents last week. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has called the chemical spill minor, and said their department will oversee the clean-up...
Young hero helps mother after tornado (03/14/08)
Out of trying times come unexpected heroes, and from 11-year-old Nicholas Poisel of Cherokee Village came the strength to save his mother's life. Although the day of Feb. 5 seemed like many others to Nicholas and his mother, they would soon be tested in ways they never expected...
Steve Barker ... Fulton County Coroner (03/14/08)
teve Barker took office in January 1999 as the Fulton County Coroner. The county coroner is a 24/7 position in county government. At any time, the coroner is required to investigate deaths and these duties are mandated to be completed in a very short timeframe...
Governor visits storm victims in IC (03/14/08)
In the wake of the February tornado devastation, Izard County welcomed Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe March 5. The visit came on the one month anniversary of the record setting F-4 tornado that devastated large parts of the county. Beebe was met by county and state officials along with relief volunteers for lunch just before traveling towards the Rose Trail area...
Subdivision hooks up to city sewer (03/14/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council had a full agenda when they met in regular session Feb. 3. Engineers from the firm of DeClerk and Thraesch of Pocahontas, Ark. were at the council meeting requesting that the new subdivision being developed by Charles McCullough and Alan Ramsuer on Fair View Road be allowed to hook-up to the city's existing sewer lines...
Filing ends (03/14/08)
High noon marked the end of the filing period for candidates to run for office in Fulton County March 10, with four offices facing challengers. The office of Fulton County Judge has two candidates in the race, Charles Willett who is the current position holder and Teresa Justice of Viola...
Salem City Council reviews bids (03/14/08)
The Salem City Council met Feb. 28 and discussed adopting a new grant resolution as well as reviewing the sealed bids for the city's old police cars. Salem Mayor Gary Clayton said the city needed to adopt a grant resolution as part of the application process. The resolution would allow the government to pay for 45 percent of a new police vehicle. The council reviewed the resolution and it was passed...
Recalled (03/14/08)
Over 37 million of the 143 million pounds of meat recalled on Feb. 1 went to make hamburger, chili and tacos for school lunches around the country, some of which found its way to local schools. Although the Federal government has banned "downer cows" from the United States meat supply, millions of these animals have provided meat for schools for many years as the public found out with the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company recall. The recall was the largest in the United States to date...
State Champions (03/14/08)
Photo by Terry Mullins Izard County Consolidated Cougars took their game to the limit March 7 at Hot Springs and brought home the state title for 1A boy's basketball. Coverage of the state championship game can be found beginning on page 11A.
Grizzly BB camps on tap (03/14/08)
As the school year winds down for area school children, many will be looking for activities to do this summer. The Grizzly basketball program at Missouri State University-West Plains has one fun option to consider -- Grizzly Basketball Camps. The fun begins June 16-19 with the Elementary Basketball Skills Camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grades...
Brutal schedule leaves Cougs battle tested (03/14/08)
When Izard County Head Coach David Harmon said after a season-ending loss to Fayetteville Christian in the quarterfinals of last season's Class 1A State Tournament in Clinton, that he felt his team would be back to take things a step further this year, he was right on the money...
State champions! (03/14/08)
Although they were sailing in uncharted waters and had hit a rough spot, they didn't panic and jump overboard. Instead, they listened to their captain, got all hands on deck, righted the ship and hit their destination port as scheduled: the Class 1A state championship trophy...
From humble origins, a champion is born (03/14/08)
Kyle McCandlis remembers it all too well. His first year of junior-high basketball at Izard County. The year his seventh-grade Cougars' squad found the win column two times. Two times for the whole year. "Miserable," McCandlis said of his introduction to junior-high hoops...
Brutal schedule leaves Cougs battle tested (03/14/08)
When Izard County Head Coach David Harmon said after a season-ending loss to Fayetteville Christian in the quarterfinals of last season's Class 1A State Tournament in Clinton, that he felt his team would be back to take things a step further this year, he was right on the money...
From humble origins, a champion is born (03/14/08)
Kyle McCandlis remembers it all too well. His first year of junior-high basketball at Izard County. The year his seventh-grade Cougars' squad found the win column two times. Two times for the whole year. "Miserable," McCandlis said of his introduction to junior-high hoops...
State champions! (03/14/08)
Although they were sailing in uncharted waters and had hit a rough spot, they didn't panic and jump overboard. Instead, they listened to their captain, got all hands on deck, righted the ship and hit their destination port as scheduled: the Class 1A state championship trophy...
Grizzly BB camps on tap (03/14/08)
As the school year winds down for area school children, many will be looking for activities to do this summer. The Grizzly basketball program at Missouri State University-West Plains has one fun option to consider -- Grizzly Basketball Camps. The fun begins June 16-19 with the Elementary Basketball Skills Camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grades...
Barbara Jean Prichard (03/14/08)
Barbara Jean Prichard, 54, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on April 2, 1953, in South Haven, Miss., and died March 2, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: five sisters, Audie Streeter of Charlevoux, Miss., Bobbie Bodfish of South Haven, Miss., Lorna Smith of Mammoth Spring, Mary Goddard of Thayer, Mo., and Rita Shurr of South Haven, Miss.; two brothers, Danny Lee ?Young of Mammoth Spring, and Donald Kenneth Young also of Mammoth Spring; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Lois Lee Wehrer (03/14/08)
Lois Lee Wehrer, 91, of Calico Rock, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at White River?Healthcare in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Young) Everhardt. She was united in marriage to Ralph K. Wehrer on Oct. 8, 1939, in Kansas City, Kan...
Heinrich Kutsch (03/14/08)
Heinrich Ferdianand Kutsch, 96, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Essen, Germany, on Aug. 27, 1911, the son of the late Henrich and Martha (Pieper) Kutsch. He worked as a sheetmetal worker for a fabrication company and was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Heath Baird (03/14/08)
Heath Baird, 26, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2008, at Locust Grove, Ark. He was born April 8, 1981, at Jonesboro, Ark. the son of Karen Kuykendall and Bill Powers. He was a hydroelectric maintenance operator for Trans Tec and was of the Baptist faith...
Zala Johnson (03/14/08)
Zala Beatrice Thompkins, Johnson, 87, of Zion, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar Birdwell Thompkins and Suda Hatten Thompkins, was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Poinsett County, Ark. She died Feb. 27, 2008, in Calico Rock, Ark She was united in marriage to James C. ...
Frank A. Russo (03/14/08)
Frank A. Russo, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died March 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 3, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Sando and Mary (Izzo) Russo. He was a maintenance supervisor and bus driver for Evening Shade School for 29 years...
Lowell Eagans (03/14/08)
Lowell Eagans, 68, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. He was born April 7, 1939, at Lynn, Ark. to Oscar and Mary (Davis) Eagan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods. He was a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell...
Charles Keith Hackworth (03/14/08)
Charles Keith Hackworth was born March 27, 1940, at Couch, Mo., the son of Charles Lee "Happy" Hackworth and Joie Imogene (Harper) Hackworth. He died March 6, 2008, at Birch Tree, Mo. at the age of 67. He attended Couch Elementary School and graduated from Doniphan High School...
Lawrence "L.A." Ford (03/14/08)
Lawrence Allen "L.A." Ford, 84, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Many Springs community, was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Alton, Mo., and died March 2, 2008, at NHC HealthCare in West ?Plains, Mo. Survivors include: his wife, Betty (Guffey) Ford of the home; two daughters, Barbara Martin and husband, Kenneth, and Shirley Green and husband, David; two grandchildren, Rex Martin and Sonya Martin, all of Bois D'Arc; one step-son, Clinton Guffey and wife, Vicky of West Plains, Mo.; two step-grandchildren, Heather Bunch and husband, Mark, and Barbara Guffey all of West Plains; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Barton of Peace Valley, Mo., Delora Vest and Martha Warren of Alton, Mo., and Olive Bales of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, David Ford of Peace Valley, Mo.; a special nephew, Cleve Warren of West Plains; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Susan Blevins (03/14/08)
Susan Ella "Mammy" Standerford Blevins of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Standerford and Molly Irene Morrison Standerford, was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Spring Hill, Ark. She died March 2, 2008 in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Gilbert E. "Pappy" Blevins on Oct. 5, 1932, and to this union four children were born...
Leo Loyd Griffin (03/14/08)
Leo Loyd Griffin, 71, of Batesville, Ark., died March 3, 2008 at the Batesville Health Care Center in Batesville. He was born on Sept. 29, 1936, at Lexa, Ark., the son of the late Otto and Mildred Griffin. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods in Batesville and was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon...
Terry Lynn Barnes (03/14/08)
Terry Lynn Barnes, 43, son of Jack and Shirley (Hill)?Barnes of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 3, 2008, in White County. He was born Jan. 24, 1965, in Batesville, Ark. He was a masonry brick layer/painter, owning his own business in Olathe, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Batesville Church of Christ...
Kenneth Franklin King (03/14/08)
Kenneth Franklin King, 77, of Cherokee Village, died March 4, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab-ilitation Center in Ash Flat He was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Rector, Ark., to Jewell King and Marie (Duffel) King. Kenneth graduated from Rector High School in 1949 and later that year married Mary Virginia Morris on Aug. 6, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., while Kenneth was working at the Cadillac Motor Company...
Gilbert Razinha Sr. (03/14/08)
Gilbert Richard Razinha Sr., 78, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 2, 1929, in FairHaven, Maine, and died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. He was an active member of the Mammoth Spring VFW, Thayer American Legion and George D. Hay Foundation. Survivors include: his wife, Mary (Hallum) Razinha of the home; one son, Gilbert Razinha Jr. ...
Frank A. Russo (03/14/08)
Frank A. Russo, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died March 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 3, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Sando and Mary (Izzo) Russo. He was a maintenance supervisor and bus driver for Evening Shade School for 29 years...
Susan Blevins (03/14/08)
Susan Ella "Mammy" Standerford Blevins of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Standerford and Molly Irene Morrison Standerford, was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Spring Hill, Ark. She died March 2, 2008 in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Gilbert E. "Pappy" Blevins on Oct. 5, 1932, and to this union four children were born...
Lawrence "L.A." Ford (03/14/08)
Lawrence Allen "L.A." Ford, 84, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Many Springs community, was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Alton, Mo., and died March 2, 2008, at NHC HealthCare in West ?Plains, Mo. Survivors include: his wife, Betty (Guffey) Ford of the home; two daughters, Barbara Martin and husband, Kenneth, and Shirley Green and husband, David; two grandchildren, Rex Martin and Sonya Martin, all of Bois D'Arc; one step-son, Clinton Guffey and wife, Vicky of West Plains, Mo.; two step-grandchildren, Heather Bunch and husband, Mark, and Barbara Guffey all of West Plains; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Barton of Peace Valley, Mo., Delora Vest and Martha Warren of Alton, Mo., and Olive Bales of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, David Ford of Peace Valley, Mo.; a special nephew, Cleve Warren of West Plains; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Charles Keith Hackworth (03/14/08)
Charles Keith Hackworth was born March 27, 1940, at Couch, Mo., the son of Charles Lee "Happy" Hackworth and Joie Imogene (Harper) Hackworth. He died March 6, 2008, at Birch Tree, Mo. at the age of 67. He attended Couch Elementary School and graduated from Doniphan High School...
Lowell Eagans (03/14/08)
Lowell Eagans, 68, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. He was born April 7, 1939, at Lynn, Ark. to Oscar and Mary (Davis) Eagan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods. He was a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell...
Gilbert Razinha Sr. (03/14/08)
Gilbert Richard Razinha Sr., 78, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 2, 1929, in FairHaven, Maine, and died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. He was an active member of the Mammoth Spring VFW, Thayer American Legion and George D. Hay Foundation. Survivors include: his wife, Mary (Hallum) Razinha of the home; one son, Gilbert Razinha Jr. ...
Barbara Jean Prichard (03/14/08)
Barbara Jean Prichard, 54, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born on April 2, 1953, in South Haven, Miss., and died March 2, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: five sisters, Audie Streeter of Charlevoux, Miss., Bobbie Bodfish of South Haven, Miss., Lorna Smith of Mammoth Spring, Mary Goddard of Thayer, Mo., and Rita Shurr of South Haven, Miss.; two brothers, Danny Lee ?Young of Mammoth Spring, and Donald Kenneth Young also of Mammoth Spring; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Terry Lynn Barnes (03/14/08)
Terry Lynn Barnes, 43, son of Jack and Shirley (Hill)?Barnes of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 3, 2008, in White County. He was born Jan. 24, 1965, in Batesville, Ark. He was a masonry brick layer/painter, owning his own business in Olathe, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Batesville Church of Christ...
Lois Lee Wehrer (03/14/08)
Lois Lee Wehrer, 91, of Calico Rock, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at White River?Healthcare in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Young) Everhardt. She was united in marriage to Ralph K. Wehrer on Oct. 8, 1939, in Kansas City, Kan...
Kenneth Franklin King (03/14/08)
Kenneth Franklin King, 77, of Cherokee Village, died March 4, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab-ilitation Center in Ash Flat He was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Rector, Ark., to Jewell King and Marie (Duffel) King. Kenneth graduated from Rector High School in 1949 and later that year married Mary Virginia Morris on Aug. 6, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., while Kenneth was working at the Cadillac Motor Company...
Zala Johnson (03/14/08)
Zala Beatrice Thompkins, Johnson, 87, of Zion, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar Birdwell Thompkins and Suda Hatten Thompkins, was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Poinsett County, Ark. She died Feb. 27, 2008, in Calico Rock, Ark She was united in marriage to James C. ...
Heath Baird (03/14/08)
Heath Baird, 26, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2008, at Locust Grove, Ark. He was born April 8, 1981, at Jonesboro, Ark. the son of Karen Kuykendall and Bill Powers. He was a hydroelectric maintenance operator for Trans Tec and was of the Baptist faith...
Leo Loyd Griffin (03/14/08)
Leo Loyd Griffin, 71, of Batesville, Ark., died March 3, 2008 at the Batesville Health Care Center in Batesville. He was born on Sept. 29, 1936, at Lexa, Ark., the son of the late Otto and Mildred Griffin. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods in Batesville and was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon...
Heinrich Kutsch (03/14/08)
Heinrich Ferdianand Kutsch, 96, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Essen, Germany, on Aug. 27, 1911, the son of the late Henrich and Martha (Pieper) Kutsch. He worked as a sheetmetal worker for a fabrication company and was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Zala Beatrice Thompkins Johnson (03/14/08)
Zala Beatrice Thompkins Johnson of Zion, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar Birdwell Thompkins and Suda Hatten Thompkins, was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Poinsett County, Ark. She died Feb. 27, 2008, in Calico Rock, Ark. at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to James C. ...
William C. Schaffert (03/14/08)
William C. Schaffert, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at his home. He was born March 11, 1938, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of William C. Schaffert Sr. and Doris (Hoffman) Schaffert. He was united in marriage to Carol Rickert on May 16, 1961, in Illinois. ...
Terry Lynn Barnes (03/14/08)
Terry Lynn Barnes, 43, son of Jack and Shirley (Hill) Barnes of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 3, 2008, in White County. He was born Jan. 24, 1965, in Batesville, Ark. He was a masonry brick layer/painter, owning his own business in Olathe, KanHe was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Lois Lee Wehrer (03/14/08)
Lois Lee Wehrer, 91, of Calico Rock, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at White River Healthcare in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Young) Everhardt. She was united in marriage to Ralph K. ...
Lowell Eagans (03/14/08)
Lowell Eagans, 68, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. He was born April 7, 1939, at Lynn, Ark. to Oscar and Mary (Davis) Eagan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods. He was a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell.He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors included: his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Crafton) Eagans; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharonda and Randy Moody of Cave City; four brothers, Danny Eagan of Cave City, Brooks Eagan of Portia, Larry Eagan of Pocahontas and Tom Eagan of Cherokee Village; three sisters, Ruth Anderson, Linda Becker and Cindy Allen all of Bono, several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services were held March 8 at the Mt. ...
Leo Loyd Griffin (03/14/08)
Leo Loyd Griffin, 71, of Batesville, Ark., died March 3, 2008, at the Batesville Health Care Center in Batesville. He was born on Sept. 29, 1936, at Lexa, Ark., the son of the late Otto and Mildred Griffin. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Con Agra Foods in Batesville and was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.Survivors include: his wife, Betty Ann Griffin of the home; one son, Dacey Derrick Griffin; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Horace Griffin and Johnny Griffin; and one sister, Evon Shelby.Funeral services were held March 7 at the Desha First Baptist Church in Desha with Bro. ...
Kenneth Franklin King (03/14/08)
Kenneth Franklin King, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Kenneth was born on Jan. 12, 1931, in Rector, Ark., to Jewell King and Marie (Duffel) King. Kenneth graduated from Rector High School in 1949 and later that year married Mary Virginia Morris on Aug. ...
Heinrich Kutsch (03/14/08)
Heinrich Ferdianand Kutsch, 96, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Essen, Germany, on Aug. 27, 1911, the son of the late Henrich and Martha (Pieper) Kutsch. He worked as a sheetmetal worker for a fabrication company and was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Heath Baird (03/14/08)
Heath Baird, 26, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2008, at Locust Grove, Ark. He was born April 8, 1981, at Jonesboro, Ark. the son of Karen Kuykendall and Bill Powers. He was a hydroelectric maintenance operator for Trans Tec and was of the Baptist faith...
Frank A. Russo (03/14/08)
Frank A. Russo, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died March 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 3, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Sando and Mary (Izzo) Russo. He was a maintenance supervisor and bus driver for Evening Shade School for 29 years. ...
Caroline Marie Barnett (03/14/08)
Jason and Kelly Barnett of Fayetteville, have announced the birth of their daughter, Caroline Marie, at 3:33 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2008, at Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Johnson. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long.Grandparents are Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat and Bob and Barbara Barnett of Cherokee Village...
Michael Christopher Oswald Franz (03/14/08)
Dr. and Mrs. Justin Franz of Jackson, Miss., are the parents of their second son, Michael Christopher Oswald Franz. Michael was born Dec. 15, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-inches long.Welcoming him is Bradley, his 9-month old brother, Justin and Ashley, his parents, Bill and Donna Franz of Thayer, and Dr. Clark and Terrye Fincher, his grandparents. Great-grandparents include Betty Franz of Thayer and Iona Cameron of Springfield...
Caroline Marie Barnett (03/14/08)
Jason and Kelly Barnett of Fayetteville, have announced the birth of their daughter, Caroline Marie, at 3:33 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2008, at Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Johnson. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long.Grandparents are Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat and Bob and Barbara Barnett of Cherokee Village...
Michael Christopher Oswald Franz (03/14/08)
Dr. and Mrs. Justin Franz of Jackson, Miss., are the parents of their second son, Michael Christopher Oswald Franz. Michael was born Dec. 15, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-inches long.Welcoming him is Bradley, his 9-month old brother, Justin and Ashley, his parents, Bill and Donna Franz of Thayer, and Dr. Clark and Terrye Fincher, his grandparents. Great-grandparents include Betty Franz of Thayer and Iona Cameron of Springfield...