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Stories from Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thayer 30, Valle Catholic 0 (11/20/08)
Back to the semi-final round! Hitting Valle Catholic with defensive pressure like the high-powered Warriors have never seen, the Thayer Bobcats punched their ticket to the Class 1 Semifinals with a dominating 30-zip shutout Nov. 15 at Louis Bozman Stadium...
Remembering a true legend (11/20/08)
On the field, he was one of the greatest pitchers of his era and comfortable in the middle of some of the biggest and most famous sporting venues ever. Off the field, he was the neighbor next door, comfortable on the golf course or the lake, with his family and friends...
Flood plain to be revised (11/20/08)
THAYER -- Thayer City Councilman Joe Barbee had his hopes brightened a little last week after he, the three other councilmen and police chief David Bailey met with Christy Ferrell, a representative from Sen. Clair McCaskill's office, concerning fixing the flood plain map for the Thayer community...
Battle of the Belt results announced (11/20/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer Cheerleaders and their sponsor, Jennifer Hyde, have been participating in a six-week program at Thayer High School. Hyde, who also teaches English at Thayer High School, worked with Kelly Martin from the Missouri Department of Transportation to bring the program to the school...
Renewal celebration first of its kind (11/20/08)
THAYER/MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Ministerial Alliance held a Community Renewal Celebration Service Oct. 22 and 23 and again Oct. 26 through 31. This was the first meeting of this kind held in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area According to Thayer First Assembly of God minister Abel Perez, the ministerial alliance is made up of 10 different area churches in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area. ...
A grand reopening (11/20/08)
THAYER -- The fish fry benefit held Nov. 8 at Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center was a huge success. "As everyone knows, our center was virtually destroyed after the spring floods. We had seepage through the side of our building and were moved out of the building for several months while repairs were being made," said center director Sheila Smith...
Toy drive kicks off (11/20/08)
AREA -- The 2008 Toys for Tots Drive is now underway. The drive is sponsored annually by the VFW Post and Ladies Auxillary of Mammoth Spring. Boxes will be placed throughout the stateline area for anyone wanting to donate a toy to the drive. According to VFW Auxiliary President Dorothy Parks, "The Thayer FBLA will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program and will donate the toys they have collected to the project to help children in the area."...
Is your home ready for winter? (11/20/08)
AREA -- The first day of winter is not until Dec. 21 but temperatures in the Ozarks have already reached the freezing mark. John Thomason with Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative said with cooler temperatures comes the issue of energy conservation. "Energy conservation has become one of the most talked about issues in America, and for a good reason," he said...
Book highlights life in Oregon County (11/20/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Joe and Ruth Crider from Alton have compiled stories, memories, sketches, pictures and poems from people around Oregon County into a book, "Life In Oregon County, Mo." The book took two years to put together. "I got the idea from seeing a book someone else had seen along the same lines," Joe Crider said...
The Poulette farm ... A century of farming (11/20/08)
Farming has long been a tradition and a means of making a living in Oregon County. The Poulette farm, about five miles west of Thayer on Highway 142 west, carries on that tradition with several generations of the family still living and working on the farm...
Local schools address safety concerns (11/20/08)
Every weekday morning parents drop their children off at school or see them to the school bus. Before their children are off, parents usually wave to them, give them a hug, wish them a good day or tell them they love them. Parents almost never think it might be the last time they say good-bye to their children when they head off for school...
What legends are made of ... (11/20/08)
On the field, he was one of the greatest pitchers of his era and comfortable in the middle of some of the biggest and most famous sporting venues ever. Off the field, he was the neighbor next door, comfortable on the golf course or the lake, with his family and friends...
Court discusses future development (11/20/08)
Some last minute items concerning the future of the county were added on to the agenda at the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting Nov. 10. Jerry Estes, director of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, and Sherry Jackson, also of NAEC, came to the quorum court to ask for an amount of money to help keep Fulton County involved with the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development (NCARED) program so the county will be more eligible for grants and loans from the government. ...
Horseshoe Bend Mayor puts rumors to rest (11/20/08)
Multiple rumors started flying in the city of Horseshoe Bend about the police department a couple of weeks ago when Mayor Bob Barnes refused to accept three possible 2009 budgets that the Horseshoe Bend Police Department submitted. Mayor Barnes settled these rumors during the finance committee meeting Nov. 13...
Pre-trial set for former ICC teacher (11/20/08)
A former Izard County Consolidated band and choir instructor, Brock M. Felton, 33, of Melbourne, will soon go to trial to answer 28 counts of sex-related charges, which occurred from September 2007 to April of 2008. Felton's pre-trial was scheduled for October but the trial was continued to Jan. 5-9 because of a death in Felton's family...
Churches stand firm against alcohol (11/20/08)
While one of the suits filed against the petition signatures in the fight to keep Sharp County dry was watered with alcohol money, the other was not. Soon after Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) turned in the petitions full of signatures to the Sharp County Clerk, two Sharp County residents stepped in and said, not so fast. Morris Street and Yota Shaw filed separate suits against the petitions...
What lies beneath Norfork Lake? (11/20/08)
There's very few people around who could honestly say they used to live at the bottom of a lake. The eerie sound of the water and bubbles swishing past old forgotten buildings, and catfish and bass making their homes amongst once occupied grave sites in flooded cemeteries and in the rafters and foundations of decaying schoolhouses. These are the buildings and ruins of what is left of the towns under the water of what is now Norfork Lake...
Remembering a true legend (11/20/08)
On the field, he was one of the greatest pitchers of his era and comfortable in the middle of some of the biggest and most famous sporting venues ever. Off the field, he was the neighbor next door, comfortable on the golf course or the lake, with his family and friends...
Lest We Forget (11/20/08)
Area Veterans Day celebrations held
Churches stand firm against alcohol (11/20/08)
While one of the suits filed against the petition signatures in the fight to keep Sharp County dry was watered with alcohol money, the other was not. Soon after Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) turned in the petitions full of signatures to the Sharp County Clerk, two Sharp County residents stepped in and said, not so fast. Morris Street and Yota Shaw filed separate suits against the petitions...
Mystery romance collection written by three Arkansas sisters (11/20/08)
The community is invited to join local author Christine Lynxwiler and her sisters and co-authors, Jan Reynolds and Sandy Gaskin, for the premiere signing of their mystery romance collection, "Alibis in Arkansas." Words Bookstore in Hardy will host the three authors on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending will be able to purchase autographed copies of the book set to officially release in December...
Is your home ready for winter? (11/20/08)
As cold weather approaches so do higher heating bills and holiday costs. There are several small steps that can be taken when cold weather hits to help with those rising utilities. When it comes to heating homes, it is very important to have the heating unit inspected each year. By having the unit inspected, it ensures your heater is both safe and functional...
Unemployment rate drops in county (11/20/08)
According to Arkansas economists, the unemployment rate in Arkansas compared to the U.S. rate shows Arkansas' "muted" response to the national economic climate. As of Nov. 13, the U.S. unemployment rate had reached a seven year high. According to the report, the number of newly laid-off individuals seeking unemployment benefits has jumped to a level not seen since just after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
Saving lives while in the air (11/20/08)
"My father was a deputy sheriff in Greene County and that's what sparked my original interest in EMS and law enforcement," Steve Huffine an Air Evac Lifeteam paramedic said. "I was around and familiar with the lights and sirens." Huffine has been in EMS for 20 years and was recently honored by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)...
From country boy to Boy of Summer (11/20/08)
They were a couple of good-ole country boys from rural farms in the small state of Arkansas. But despite not having the exposure that going to a high school in a big city can provide, Preacher Roe and George Kell still conquered the odds and made it to the big leagues...
On mound or on sideline, competition burned hot (11/20/08)
Standing on a pitching mound a mere 60-feet, 6-inches away from some lumbering brute with a bat in his hands the size of a log has got to be quite a sight. Just looking in at a batter as he prepares to try and knock you off the mound with a laser-beam shot is a dicey proposition, much less trying to dodge one of those shots coming straight at your head...
Helping others came natural to Dodgers legend (11/20/08)
Back in the early 1960s, things were tough in Howell County, just as they were most everywhere in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Job opportunities were scarce in those rural areas and those that did have jobs still had trouble making ends meet on a regular basis...
Preacher was valued member of community (11/20/08)
Although he was born in Ash Flat and spent his formative years in Viola, Preacher Roe is indelibly linked with the city of West Plains. Just try getting around town without crossing "Preacher Roe Boulevard," the street named for the legendary Brooklyn Dodger...
Preacher didn't have to pitch to win (11/20/08)
It's a feat that puts the ultra-rare, unassisted triple-play to shame, and Preacher Roe can lay claim to it. In May of 1946, while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Preacher earned a win without ever throwing a pitch in the game. And of all things, the game was against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team Roe was destined to join a couple of years later and achieve superstar status with...
Defense paves the way (11/20/08)
Fumbling the football away to your opponent on the first snap from scrimmage is not the best way to begin the first half of a playoff football game. Getting stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line is not the best way to end the first half of a playoff football game...
Pirates defend home hardwood (11/20/08)
Calico Rock swept Mammoth Spring in a pair of 1A-2 North games Nov. 11 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium. In boys' action, the Pirates (3-6, 1-1) picked up their first conference win of the year by a 50-48 count. Calico Rock led 11-10 after one, but with two minutes left in the half, the Bears (4-3, 1-1) had managed to claw ahead by 11 points...
Bears handle Sloan-Hendrix (11/20/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears made the trip to Imboden Nov. 14 and came home with a 72-57 win over the Greyhounds. Mammoth Spring (5-3) pulled in front 18-4 after the first period and never looked back. Seth Godwin had a whale of a game, finishing with a 22-point, 10-assist, double-double. Wes Davis, too, had a big night, posting an 11-point, 11-board, double-dip. Trevor Vincent added 17 points for the Bears...
From country boy to Boy of Summer (11/20/08)
They were a couple of good-ole country boys from rural farms in the small state of Arkansas. But despite not having the exposure that going to a high school in a big city can provide, Preacher Roe and George Kell still conquered the odds and made it to the big leagues...
On mound or on sideline, competition burned hot (11/20/08)
Standing on a pitching mound a mere 60-feet, 6-inches away from some lumbering brute with a bat in his hands the size of a log has got to be quite a sight. Just looking in at a batter as he prepares to try and knock you off the mound with a laser-beam shot is a dicey proposition, much less trying to dodge one of those shots coming straight at your head...
Helping others came natural to Dodgers legend (11/20/08)
Back in the early 1960s, things were tough in Howell County, just as they were most everywhere in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Job opportunities were scarce in those rural areas and those that did have jobs still had trouble making ends meet on a regular basis...
Preacher was valued member of community (11/20/08)
Although he was born in Ash Flat and spent his formative years in Viola, Preacher Roe is indelibly linked with the city of West Plains. Just try getting around town without crossing "Preacher Roe Boulevard," the street named for the legendary Brooklyn Dodger...
Preacher didn't have to pitch to win (11/20/08)
It's a feat that puts the ultra-rare, unassisted triple-play to shame, and Preacher Roe can lay claim to it. In May of 1946, while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Preacher earned a win without ever throwing a pitch in the game. And of all things, the game was against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team Roe was destined to join a couple of years later and achieve superstar status with...
Pirates defend home hardwood (11/20/08)
Calico Rock swept Mammoth Spring in a pair of 1A-2 North games Nov. 11 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium. In boys' action, the Pirates (3-6, 1-1) picked up their first conference win of the year by a 50-48 count. Calico Rock led 11-10 after one, but with two minutes left in the half, the Bears (4-3, 1-1) had managed to claw ahead by 11 points...
Izard County drops pair (11/20/08)
The Izard County Cougars fell to Mountain View 61-36 Nov. 11 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Yellowjackets jumped in front 18-8 after the first period and led 30-19 at the half. Ethan Porter and Ryan Walker tossed in 10 points each for the Cougars. David Peck logged five points for Izard County...
Bears handle Sloan-Hendrix (11/20/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears made the trip to Imboden Nov. 14 and came home with a 72-57 win over the Greyhounds. Mammoth Spring (5-3) pulled in front 18-4 after the first period and never looked back. Seth Godwin had a whale of a game, finishing with a 22-point, 10-assist, double-double. Wes Davis, too, had a big night, posting an 11-point, 11-board, double-dip. Trevor Vincent added 17 points for the Bears...
Junior Cougs fall in finals (11/20/08)
The Izard County junior Cougars fell to Cedar Ridge 26-24 in the title game of the FNBC Junior High Tourney Nov. 15 at Southside. The junior Timberwolves were down 15-10 at the half, but outscored Izard County 7-2 in the third to take a 17-12 lead after three...
Viola enjoys homecoming wins (11/20/08)
It was a happy homecoming for Viola at the Longhorn Corral Nov. 14, as the home teams swept a pair of senior-high contests from Izard County. In girls' action, the Lady Horns remained perfect on the season with a 53-21 win over the Lady Cougars. Viola (7-0) jumped in front 13-2 and never slowed down in the game...
Lady Katz topped in Arvest championship (11/20/08)
Valley Springs jumped on top of Melbourne early and came away with a 79-47 victory in the title game of the girls' division in the Arvest Bank Tournament at Bobcat Country on the campus of Flippin High School Nov. 15. The Lady Tigers led 20-12 after the first period and 43-24 at the half...
From country boy to Boy of Summer (11/20/08)
They were a couple of good-ole country boys from rural farms in the small state of Arkansas. But despite not having the exposure that going to a high school in a big city can provide, Preacher Roe and George Kell still conquered the odds and made it to the big leagues...
On mound or on sideline, competition burned hot (11/20/08)
Standing on a pitching mound a mere 60-feet, 6-inches away from some lumbering brute with a bat in his hands the size of a log has got to be quite a sight. Just looking in at a batter as he prepares to try and knock you off the mound with a laser-beam shot is a dicey proposition, much less trying to dodge one of those shots coming straight at your head...
Helping others came natural to Dodgers legend (11/20/08)
Back in the early 1960s, things were tough in Howell County, just as they were most everywhere in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Job opportunities were scarce in those rural areas and those that did have jobs still had trouble making ends meet on a regular basis...
Preacher was valued member of community (11/20/08)
Although he was born in Ash Flat and spent his formative years in Viola, Preacher Roe is indelibly linked with the city of West Plains. Just try getting around town without crossing "Preacher Roe Boulevard," the street named for the legendary Brooklyn Dodger...
Preacher didn't have to pitch to win (11/20/08)
It's a feat that puts the ultra-rare, unassisted triple-play to shame, and Preacher Roe can lay claim to it. In May of 1946, while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Preacher earned a win without ever throwing a pitch in the game. And of all things, the game was against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team Roe was destined to join a couple of years later and achieve superstar status with...
Donald Ray Mangis (11/20/08)
Donald Ray Mangis, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Johnny Jefferson  Mangis and Oma Lee Mullins Mangis, was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Twitty, Texas. He died Nov. 15, 2008, at his home in Salem, Ark., at the age of 76. He was united in marriage to Donna Lee Lockwood on Aug. 2, 1951, in Seaside, Calif. To this union four children were born...
Daisy Lee Dodge (11/20/08)
Daisy Lee Dodge was born the daughter of Clarence Dodge and Cora Whitman Dodge, Sept. 5, 1939, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Nov. 12, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 69. She is survived by: one sister, Mary Busch and husband, John of Mammoth Spring; one step-sister, Mary Rodgers and husband, Cleo of Mammoth Spring; two brothers-in-law, Joe Brown of Mammoth Spring and Cecil Grooms of Thayer,  Mo.; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends...
James Taylor (11/20/08)
James Taylor, 65, of Alicia, Ark., died, Nov. 13, 2008. He is survived by: his wife, Muriel Taylor of the home; two daughters, Susan Griffin and husband Dewayne of Walnut Ridge and Melissa McQuay and husband Darrell of Alicia; eight grandchildren, Keysah Augustine (Josh), Heather McQuay, Hali McQuay, Kaleb and Katun Dodd, Jessica and Hunter McQuay and Hannah Griffin; a great-grandson, Trevor Augustine; and a sister, Sandra Downs of Michigan...
Winford Glen Coggin (11/20/08)
Winford Glen Coggin, 79, of Salem, Ark., son of the late George Samuel and Bertha Belle (Wells) Coggin, was born on June 26, 1929, at Glencoe, Ark. He died Nov. 11, 2008, at his home. He was married to Wilma Ellis and to this union two children were born. He later married Wanda Adams. He spent his working years as a truck driver...
Elwin "Preacher" Roe (11/20/08)
Elwin Charles "Preacher" Roe died Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 92. He was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., to Dr. Charles Edward Roe and Elizabeth (Ducker) Roe. On Sept. 6, 1938, he was united in marriage to Mozee Vida Clay in Melbourne, Ark. Preacher attended Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for four years where he played on the college baseball team. ...
Ernest Ray Worthen (11/20/08)
Ernest Ray Worthen, 70, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Richard Dyne and Velma (Gallagher) Worthen, was born on Dec. 17, 1937, in Ogilby, Calif. He died Nov. 11, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. He was united in marriage to Emma Lea Elliott on Feb. 14, 1962, in York, Neb. He spent his working years as a building contractor of homes and a custodian for Salem School System...
Deborah Lynn Croney (11/20/08)
Deborah Lynn Croney was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter of J.B. Perry and Mary Jane McDonald Perry. She died Nov. 8, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 57. She was united in marriage in 1967 at Paragould, Ark., to Kenneth Ray West who preceded her in death June 15, 1984. She was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1985, at Thayer, Mo., to Leroy Croney...
Eldon Ray Coil (11/20/08)
Eldon Ray Coil, 91, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Walter Coil and Fellie L. Cruse Coil, was born July 28, 1917, in Brooklyn, Ark. He died  Nov. 9, 2008, at his home in Glencoe. He was united in marriage to May Rich in 1937 at Kennett, Mo. To this union two children were born. She preceded him in death and he married Jane Carter Miller on Nov. 18, 1987, at West Plains, Mo...
Darrell Harris (11/20/08)
Darrell Harris, 82, of Strawberry, Ark., died Nov. 12, 2008, at Cave City, Ark. He was born July 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, the son of Lawrence Utah and Lillie Mae (Richey) Harris. He was a farmer. Survivors include: two sons, Carroll David Harris of Cave City and Harold Dean Harris of Strawberry; two daughters, Jeanette Turner of Cave City and Marietta Ann Harris of Camp; two sisters, Darlene Foushee of Cave City and Wanda Hardin of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, James Turner of Cave City, Travis Turner of Charlotte, Amber Holewinski of Nashville, Tenn., Kylie Harris and Lexi Harris both of Walnut Ridge, Michael Harris of Beloit, Wis., Morgan Harris of Strawberry, Eric Huskey of Lynn and Katie Davis of Strawberry; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Rex Tate (11/20/08)
Rex Tate, son of the late Burton Michael Tate and Gertie O'Neal Tate, was born July 9, 1928 in Lunenburg, Ark. He died Nov. 8, 2008, at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Jeane Kerr on July 9, 1949, and to this union two daughters were born. ...
Ida Burns (11/20/08)
Ida Burns, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and died Nov. 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Ida was a retired accountant with a race track in New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel in Highland...
Deronda H. Tucker (11/20/08)
Deronda H. Tucker, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in  Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Senath, Mo., daughter of William Louis Hayden and Gatha Jewel (Scott) Hayden. She graduated from college and began a career in teaching. ...
Dona Anna Fay Smith (11/20/08)
Dona Anna Faye Smith, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1913, in San Saba, Texas, the daughter of the late Benjamin Edmund Williams and Mary Homer (Fuller) Williams. She moved with her family to Hardy, Ark., in 1929. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Imogene Wright (11/20/08)
Imogene Wright, 79, of Cave Springs, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Viola, Ark., the daughter of the late Ezekiel (Zeke) and Lucy Rand Marchant. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Cave Springs, a member of the church quilting ministry and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Cave Springs...
Benny Keith Edwards (11/20/08)
Benny Keith Edwards, 39, of Gepp, Ark., died Nov. 14, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 18, 1969, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Benny and Marilyn Sue Lawing Edwards. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Lynne Penderass, first time, Sept. 1, 1990, and they remarried a second time April 10, 2004. He drove for Martin Transport. He was a member of the Bakersfield Park Board and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church...
Nellie Pauline McGuire (11/20/08)
Nellie Pauline McGuire, 95, died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. She was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Simstown near Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Warren  Porter and Laura Elizabeth Sigsby. She was a member of the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years...
Edwin R. Watson (11/20/08)
Edwin R. Watson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2008, at Fulton County  Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Albert Watson and Lola (Osborne) Watson. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force...
James Taylor (11/20/08)
James Taylor, 65, of Alicia, Ark., died, Nov. 13, 2008. He is survived by: his wife, Muriel Taylor of the home; two daughters, Susan Griffin and husband Dewayne of Walnut Ridge and Melissa McQuay and husband Darrell of Alicia; eight grandchildren, Keysah Augustine (Josh), Heather McQuay, Hali McQuay, Kaleb and Katun Dodd, Jessica and Hunter McQuay and Hannah Griffin; a great-grandson, Trevor Augustine; and a sister, Sandra Downs of Michigan...
Daisy Lee Dodge (11/20/08)
Daisy Lee Dodge was born the daughter of Clarence Dodge and Cora Whitman Dodge, Sept. 5, 1939, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Nov. 12, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 69. She is survived by: one sister, Mary Busch and husband, John of Mammoth Spring; one step-sister, Mary Rodgers and husband, Cleo of Mammoth Spring; two brothers-in-law, Joe Brown of Mammoth Spring and Cecil Grooms of Thayer,  Mo.; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends...
Donald Ray Mangis (11/20/08)
Donald Ray Mangis, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Johnny Jefferson  Mangis and Oma Lee Mullins Mangis, was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Twitty, Texas. He died Nov. 15, 2008, at his home in Salem, Ark., at the age of 76. He was united in marriage to Donna Lee Lockwood on Aug. 2, 1951, in Seaside, Calif. To this union four children were born...
Nellie Pauline McGuire (11/20/08)
Nellie Pauline McGuire, 95, died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. She was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Simstown near Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Warren  Porter and Laura Elizabeth Sigsby. She was a member of the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years...
Benny Keith Edwards (11/20/08)
Benny Keith Edwards, 39, of Gepp, Ark., died Nov. 14, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 18, 1969, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Benny and Marilyn Sue Lawing Edwards. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Lynne Penderass, first time, Sept. 1, 1990, and they remarried a second time April 10, 2004. He drove for Martin Transport. He was a member of the Bakersfield Park Board and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church...
Imogene Wright (11/20/08)
Imogene Wright, 79, of Cave Springs, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Viola, Ark., the daughter of the late Ezekiel (Zeke) and Lucy Rand Marchant. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Cave Springs, a member of the church quilting ministry and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Cave Springs...
Dona Anna Fay Smith (11/20/08)
Dona Anna Faye Smith, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1913, in San Saba, Texas, the daughter of the late Benjamin Edmund Williams and Mary Homer (Fuller) Williams. She moved with her family to Hardy, Ark., in 1929. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Darrell Harris (11/20/08)
Darrell Harris, 82, of Strawberry, Ark., died Nov. 12, 2008, at Cave City, Ark. He was born July 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, the son of Lawrence Utah and Lillie Mae (Richey) Harris. He was a farmer. Survivors include: two sons, Carroll David Harris of Cave City and Harold Dean Harris of Strawberry; two daughters, Jeanette Turner of Cave City and Marietta Ann Harris of Camp; two sisters, Darlene Foushee of Cave City and Wanda Hardin of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, James Turner of Cave City, Travis Turner of Charlotte, Amber Holewinski of Nashville, Tenn., Kylie Harris and Lexi Harris both of Walnut Ridge, Michael Harris of Beloit, Wis., Morgan Harris of Strawberry, Eric Huskey of Lynn and Katie Davis of Strawberry; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Deronda H. Tucker (11/20/08)
Deronda H. Tucker, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in  Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Senath, Mo., daughter of William Louis Hayden and Gatha Jewel (Scott) Hayden. She graduated from college and began a career in teaching. ...
Ida Burns (11/20/08)
Ida Burns, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and died Nov. 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Ida was a retired accountant with a race track in New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel in Highland...
Rex Tate (11/20/08)
Rex Tate, son of the late Burton Michael Tate and Gertie O'Neal Tate, was born July 9, 1928 in Lunenburg, Ark. He died Nov. 8, 2008, at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Jeane Kerr on July 9, 1949, and to this union two daughters were born. ...
Winford Glen Coggin (11/20/08)
Winford Glen Coggin, 79, of Salem, Ark., son of the late George Samuel and Bertha Belle (Wells) Coggin, was born on June 26, 1929, at Glencoe, Ark. He died Nov. 11, 2008, at his home. He was married to Wilma Ellis and to this union two children were born. He later married Wanda Adams. He spent his working years as a truck driver...
Elwin "Preacher" Roe (11/20/08)
Elwin Charles "Preacher" Roe died Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 92. He was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., to Dr. Charles Edward Roe and Elizabeth (Ducker) Roe. On Sept. 6, 1938, he was united in marriage to Mozee Vida Clay in Melbourne, Ark. Preacher attended Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for four years where he played on the college baseball team. ...
Ernest Ray Worthen (11/20/08)
Ernest Ray Worthen, 70, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Richard Dyne and Velma (Gallagher) Worthen, was born on Dec. 17, 1937, in Ogilby, Calif. He died Nov. 11, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. He was united in marriage to Emma Lea Elliott on Feb. 14, 1962, in York, Neb. He spent his working years as a building contractor of homes and a custodian for Salem School System...
Deborah Lynn Croney (11/20/08)
Deborah Lynn Croney was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter of J.B. Perry and Mary Jane McDonald Perry. She died Nov. 8, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 57. She was united in marriage in 1967 at Paragould, Ark., to Kenneth Ray West who preceded her in death June 15, 1984. She was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1985, at Thayer, Mo., to Leroy Croney...
Eldon Ray Coil (11/20/08)
Eldon Ray Coil, 91, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Walter Coil and Fellie L. Cruse Coil, was born July 28, 1917, in Brooklyn, Ark. He died  Nov. 9, 2008, at his home in Glencoe. He was united in marriage to May Rich in 1937 at Kennett, Mo. To this union two children were born. She preceded him in death and he married Jane Carter Miller on Nov. 18, 1987, at West Plains, Mo...
Edwin R. Watson (11/20/08)
Edwin R. Watson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2008, at Fulton County  Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Albert Watson and Lola (Osborne) Watson. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force...
Darrell Harris (11/20/08)
Darrell Harris, 82, of Strawberry, Ark., died Nov. 12, 2008, at Cave City, Ark. He was born July 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, the son of Lawrence Utah and Lillie Mae (Richey) Harris. He was a farmer. Survivors include: two sons, Carroll David Harris of Cave City and Harold Dean Harris of Strawberry; two daughters, Jeanette Turner of Cave City and Marietta Ann Harris of Camp; two sisters, Darlene Foushee of Cave City and Wanda Hardin of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, James Turner of Cave City, Travis Turner of Charlotte, Amber Holewinski of Nashville, Tenn., Kylie Harris and Lexi Harris both of Walnut Ridge, Michael Harris of Beloit, Wis., Morgan Harris of Strawberry, Eric Huskey of Lynn and Katie Davis of Strawberry; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Eldon Ray Coil (11/20/08)
Eldon Ray Coil, 91, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Walter Coil and Fellie L. Cruse Coil, was born July 28, 1917, in Brooklyn, Ark. He died  Nov. 9, 2008, at his home in Glencoe. He was united in marriage to May Rich in 1937 at Kennett, Mo. To this union two children were born. She preceded him in death and he married Jane Carter Miller on Nov. 18, 1987, at West Plains, Mo...
Deronda H. Tucker (11/20/08)
Deronda H. Tucker, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in  Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Senath, Mo., the daughter of William Louis Hayden and Gatha Jewel (Scott) Hayden. Deronda graduated from college and began a career in teaching. ...
Nellie Pauline McGuire (11/20/08)
Nellie Pauline McGuire, 95, died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. She was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Simstown near Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Warren  Porter and Laura Elizabeth Sigsby. She was a member of the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years. She was a member of the Myron Baptist Church...
Elwin Charles "Preacher" Roe (11/20/08)
Elwin Charles (Preacher) Roe died Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 92. He was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Ash Flat, Ark., to Dr. Charles Edward Roe and Elizabeth (Ducker) Roe. On Sept. 6, 1938, he was united in marriage to Mozee Vida Clay in Melbourne, Ark. Preacher attended Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for four years where he played on the college baseball team. ...
Dona Anna Fay Smith (11/20/08)
Dona Anna Faye Smith, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1913, in San Saba, Texas, the daughter of the late Benjamin Edmund Williams and Mary Homer (Fuller) Williams. She moved with her family to Hardy, Ark., in 1929. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Edwin R. Watson (11/20/08)
Edwin R. Watson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2008, at Fulton County  Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Albert Watson and Lola (Osborne) Watson. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force...
Ida Burns (11/20/08)
Ida Burns, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and died Nov. 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Ida was a retired accountant with a race track in New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel in Highland...
Cainen Monroe Teague (11/20/08)
Barton and Sasha Teague of Dora are the parents of a baby boy, Cainen Monroe. He was born at 7:02 p.m., Nov. 7, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Terry Hambelton of Dora, Vickie Hambelton of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; and Patricia and David Teague of Indiana...
Brady Joe Gaines (11/20/08)
Jesse and Kate Gaines of Mammoth Spring are proud to announce the birth of their son Brady Joe Gaines. Brady was born Nov. 12, 2008, at 10:48 am., at Baxter Regional Hospital Mountain Home. Brady weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Jeremiah Wyatt Smith (11/20/08)
Kimberlie and Wesley Smith of Jonesboro announce the birth of a son born Oct. 27 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Jeremiah Wyatt Smith. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His big brother is Landon Dale-Lee Smith. Grandparents are David A. Decker of Jonesboro, the late Eara Loftin, Rhonda Hairell of Jonesboro and Billy Smith of Beach Grove. Great-grandparents are Mary Langston of Jonesboro, the late Lee Langston, Fran Holloway of Jonesboro and the late Wesley Frost...
Jordyn Leigh Heldstab (11/20/08)
Gary and Amanda Heldstab of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Jordyn Leigh. She was born at 10:44 a.m., Nov. 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are Grace, 11; Hannah, 9; and Isaiah, 5. Grandparents are Richard and Jena Price of Oklahoma and Terry and Mary Blankinship of Missouri...
Summer Olivia Luke (11/20/08)
Connie Bradley Luke and Ewell Gain Luke of Hardy, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Olivia, born Oct. 24, 2008, at 2:09 p.m., at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Bobby and Willie Mae Bradley of Hardy, Richard Luke of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Dawn and Alvin Strickland of Oxford...
Jeremiah Wyatt Smith (11/20/08)
Kimberlie and Wesley Smith of Jonesboro announce the birth of a son born Oct. 27 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Jeremiah Wyatt Smith. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His big brother is Landon Dale-Lee Smith. Grandparents are David A. Decker of Jonesboro, the late Eara Loftin, Rhonda Hairell of Jonesboro and Billy Smith of Beach Grove. Great-grandparents are Mary Langston of Jonesboro, the late Lee Langston, Fran Holloway of Jonesboro and the late Wesley Frost...
Jordyn Leigh Heldstab (11/20/08)
Gary and Amanda Heldstab of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Jordyn Leigh. She was born at 10:44 a.m., Nov. 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are Grace, 11; Hannah, 9; and Isaiah, 5. Grandparents are Richard and Jena Price of Oklahoma and Terry and Mary Blankinship of Missouri...
Brady Joe Gaines (11/20/08)
Jesse and Kate Gaines of Mammoth Spring are proud to announce the birth of their son Brady Joe Gaines. Brady was born Nov. 12, 2008, at 10:48 am., at Baxter Regional Hospital Mountain Home. Brady weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Cainen Monroe Teague (11/20/08)
Barton and Sasha Teague of Dora are the parents of a baby boy, Cainen Monroe. He was born at 7:02 p.m., Nov. 7, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Terry Hambelton of Dora, Vickie Hambelton of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; and Patricia and David Teague of Indiana...
Summer Olivia Luke (11/20/08)
Connie Bradley Luke and Ewell Gain Luke of Hardy, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Olivia, born Oct. 24, 2008, at 2:09 p.m., at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Bobby and Willie Mae Bradley of Hardy, Richard Luke of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Dawn and Alvin Strickland of Oxford...