Retired Master Sgt. John Rayford Turrentine, of Little Rock died
Wednesday, May 3.
Survivors include his wife Gwendolyn Marie; two daughters, Fleeta L.
Turrentine, Oakland, Calif., and Mary Jones (Robert), Little Rock.
Arrangements are by Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home.
Emmett O¹Leaf Gossage, 88, of Benton, died Tuesday, April 25,
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Mae Langley Gossage; son, Roy O¹Leaf
Gossage; daughters, Theresa Lavern Gossage Pruitt, Joyce Louise Gossage
Craine, Freda Mae Gossage Richmond; brothers, Paul Andrew Gossage,
Louis Lee Gossage; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two
Funeral services were 1 p.m. April 29 at the Ashby Funeral Home Chapel
with burial at Langley Cemetery.
Martha C. "Mattie" Morrison, of Morrilton, died Monday, May 6, 2000.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Hill Creek. She was born
December 11, 1912, to John Avery and Ella Whitley Trafford of Hill Creek.
She married Maurice Lindsey of Tennessee, and she graduated from Bethal
College, McKenzie, Tennessee, with a B.S.; and Memphis State University
with a B.A. She retired from teaching first-grade in 1978 after 27 years.
In 1978 she married Carl Morrison of Kansas, then they moved back to
She was preceded in death by an infant son, John Neal Lindsey, husband,
Maurice Lindsey, and husband Carl Morrison; also brothers, Layne Trafford,
Ray Trafford, and Ernest Trafford, and a sister, Beulah Mae Trafford.
Survivors include sister, Erma Lee Mallett of Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
stepdaughter, Toni Wolff, and stepson Gary Morrison of Kansas. She
was also survived by three nieces, Mildred Faulk of Hill Creek, Joy Ann
Brown of Mayflower, and Joan Harrell of Missouri; five nephews, Doyle Ray
Trafford and John Trafford, both of Hill Creek; Joe Trafford of Morrilton,
Winfred A. Trafford of Pine Bluff, and Edward Mallett of Cape Girardeau,
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Harris Chapel with
Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May
Darden Cemetery in Darden, Tennessee, by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers will be Doyle Ray Trafford, John A. Trafford, John B.
Trafford, Joe Trafford, Winfred Trafford and John David Trafford.
Joyce Meador Sadler, age 64, of Little Rock, widow of James Sadler,
Wednesday, May 3, 2000.
She was born December 24, 1935, in Wills Point, Texas, a daughter of
late Lawrence W. and Melba Fae Rucker Meador.
Mrs. Sadler was employed by Arkansas Science/Tech Authority and was
member and held various offices in the Business and Professional Women¹s
Club. She has served as the project administrator of the Arkansas EPSCoR
Program at the University of Arkansas, was planning manager for the
Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, chemist for the State
Crime Laboratory, and research technologist for the Department of Pharmacology
and Psychiatry at University of Arkansas Medical Science.
Survivors include her brother, Monte Meador of Hattieville, nieces
Meador of Chinle, Arizona, Michele Meador of Carson City, Nevada, and
Tamara M. Capps of Hensley, Arkansas; and nephew, Scott Meador of
West Lafayette, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence Jr., William, and George;
and niece Monica.
Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Woolf Cemetery
in Oppelo with the Rev. David Scroggin officiating. Arrangements were by
Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woolf Cemetery or
charity of your choice.
Clarence A. Imboden, M.D., Fellow American College of Cardiology, 79,
of Morrilton died Saturday, May 6, 2000.
He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Morrilton, a son of Clarence A. Imboden
and Landreth Baskerville Imboden.
Dr. Imboden served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps Reserve during World
War II and was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. He received
a Bachelor of Science Degree from Notre Dame University and Doctor of Medicine
from Tulane University. He served in public health for 23 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Walton Imboden; sons, Gregory Imboden
of Germantown, Md., and Paul Imboden of Greenville, Ala.; daughter, Clare
Waters of Benton, Ill.; brother, Dr. John Imboden of Baltimore, Md.; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Rosary was 7 p.m. Monday at the Harris Chapel. Funeral Mass was 10
a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Thessing
officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home
Pallbearers were Henry Rohlman, Dr. Norman Gray, Ben Pinter, Bob Scroggin,
Dr. Charles Wells, Harold Moll, Bernard Koch, and Charles Owens.
Thelma Priba Johnson, age 84, died Sunday, April 30, 2000. She was
July 31, 1915, in Birta, Arkansas, a daughter of Albert C. and Dose
Thelma came to live with her brother in Morrilton when quite young
finished Morrilton High School in 1933, took a business course, and
her brother who came to attend Harding Academy earlier. Cleo proceeded
her in death, having died in 1998.
She married Cecil Austin Johnson and moved to California, living there
years, and moving back to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1970. She was a
member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock.
She is survived by a half-sister, Frances Troha of Kansas City, Missouri;
a nephew, Paul Priba of Ponca City, Oklahoma and a sister-in-law, Helen
Priba of Morrilton.
Luke Priba, another brother, died in 1984.
Howard Elford Bomar, 78, of Hockessin, Del., died April 4, 2000.
He was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Greenbrier, a son of Toy L. and Iona Stokes
Bomar. He is a graduate of Philander Smith College and a World War
II Navy veteran. He was a salesman and part owner of Bondol Laboratories.
He retired in 1997. Mr. Bomar is the widower of Faustenia Bomar and a member
of Union AME Church in Little Rock.
He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the National Associationof
Funeral Directors and Morticians.
Survivors include his daughter, Martia Lenor Bomar Good of Hockessin,
Del.; one sister, Mildred Bomar Morgan of Chicago; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, April 14, 11 a.m. at Union AME Church
Little Rock. The Rev. Nathaniel C. Irving officiated. Burial was at
Rest Cemetery by Bell Memorial Chapel, Wilmington, Del., and Ruffin
Jarrett Funeral Home of Little Rock.
Pallbearers were Garman E. Freeman, Allie E. Freeman III, Dr. Charles
Donaldson, Goforth Coleman, Dr. Lionel Ward, and Williams Bill Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers were Henry H. Hall, Tranny Arnold, officers of
Bondol Laboratories, and National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
Wayne Gregory, age 68, of Cleveland, Arkansas died Monday, May 8, 2000.
He was born June 5, 1931, in Fort Douglas, Arkansas, a son of the late
Albert and Norma Bowan Gregory. Mr. Gregory was a self-employed truck
driver, a Korean Army veteran, and member of Falling Water Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Mason Gregory; sons, Darrell Gregory
wife, Tina, of Hartman, and Doyle Gregory and wife, Connie, of Morrilton;
daughters, Denise Gregory of Hattieville, Carol Robison and husband,
Jerome, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Mary Price of Russellville; brothers,
Harold Gregory of Dover, and Shelby Gregory of Walnut Creek, Calif.; sisters,
Fredia Dotson of Russellville, and Juanita Fields of Atkins; and
grandchildren, Charles Steele, Darrell Gregory, Raven Gregory, Josieane
Robison, Jerome Robison, Jessica Robison, Jade Robison, Brett Price,
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Harris Chapel
with the Rev. Lester Chisum and the Rev. Bob Chisum officiating. Burial
be at Vinson Chapel by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers will be Charles Steele, Darrell Gregory, Jerome Robison,
Gregory, John Mason, and Ricky Emerson.
John Lycurgus "Jackie" Umphres, 68, of Shreveport, La., died Saturday,
May 6, 2000.
He was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert Oden Umphres and Bertha Redditt
Umphres on July 16, 1931. He was a member of First United Methodist Church,
a 32nd Degree Mason at Broadmoor Masonic Lodge 432, El Karubah Shrine and
York Rite body. He was a Korean Army veteran in the Artillery Division,
discharged in 1954. A high school graduate of Adona School. Mr. Umphres
was a retired funeral director and embalmer for Rose-Neath Funeral Homes
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Grimsley Umphres; one son and
daughter-in-law, Michael Odgen and Renee Umphres of Rowlett; two sisters,
Mauree Taliaferro of Columbia, Mo., and Joyce Howard of Oklahoma City;
a stepbrother, Bruce ³Buck² Smith of Ola, and two granddaughters,
Rachel Leigh Umphres and Kristen Michelle Umphres.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Edgar Umphres and
one sister, Ann Carolyn. He also has a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are today (Wednesday) 11:30 a.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall
Street Chapel by the Rev. William Mayo.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday with Bro. Charles Ware
officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Adona by Rose-Neath
Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Paul West, David Howard,
James Dowling, Matt Dowling, Mark Dowling, Robbie Tolliver, David Tolliver,
Raymond E Umphres Jr., Robert Umphres, and Bradford Umphres.
Bert Allen Deweese, 35, of Morrilton died Thursday, May 4, 2000.
He was born on May 12, 1964, in Roseburg, Ore., a son of Harold and
MaryE. Hicks Deweese. He was a general laborer for Virco in Conway.
Other than his parents, survivors include his wife, Lillie Deweese;
son, James Wilson of Morrilton; one daughter, Connie Moore of Morrilton;
one brother, Jeff Deweese of Roseburg; one sister, Renee Briggs of Roseburg;
a grandmother of Colorado, and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral
Home Chapel. Service and arrangements by Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home,
Jack Dahlke, 52, of Petit Jean Mountain died Thursday, May 4, 2000.
A son of E.H. and Augusta Dahlke, he was born in Prescott on Oct. 21,
1947. He was a carpenter and employed by Jim Wallis U.S. Landscaping.
Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Dahlke of Houston; one son,
Moore of Morrilton, and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday at the Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home
Chapel with Charles Bane officiating. Service and arrangements by Bob Neal
& Sons Funeral Home, Morrilton.