Miscellaneous Crawford County, Arkansas Obituary Notices

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Lorena Kuykendall
Lorena Mae Kuykendall, 72, of Alma died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church of Alma and past Worthy Matron for Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Jewel Don; two sons, Gary Don Kuykendall of McAllen, Texas, and Robin Kuykendall of Mountainburg; one sister, Laura and Don Watson of Stuttgart; two brothers, Don Spillman of Van Buren and Clifton Spillman of Bellevue, Wash.; four grandchildren, Shawn Kuykendall, Lindsey Dodds, Ashleigh Kuykendall and Blake Kuykendall; one great-grandchild Adrie Elizabeth Dodds; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held April 27 at First Baptist Church of Alma. Burial was at Alma City Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were DeWayne Hanna, Ronnie Hanna, Tommy Leverette, Bill Leverette, James Adams, Don Adams, Jerry Osborne and Randy Deleat.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alma Police Focus Group, c/o Bancorp South, P.O. Box 2199, Alma, AR 72921.

Wilma Cook
Wilma Lee Cook, 66, of Cedarville died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Cedarville and Natural Dam.
Survivors include her husband, David; one daughter, Judy Kay Philpott of Cedarville; three sons, David W. Cook and Barry Cook, both of Cedarville, and Michael Cook of Van Buren; two sisters, Ruby Fain of Natural Dam and Mary J. Wood of Cedarville; one brother, Ernest Ellison of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held April 29 at Hall Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Josh McMellon, Corey Cook, Brandon Haley, Tommy Mankins, Lewis Irvin and Ernest Ellison.

Thomas Bennett
Thomas Albert Bennett, 50, of Fort Smith, formerly of Las Vegas, died Friday, April 26, 2002. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Robin.
Survivors include his mother, Jeanette Bennett Bergman of the Sugarloaf community; his sister, Barbara Bennett Rinehart of Fort Smith; and his nephew, Christopher Alan Bennett Rinehart.
The body was cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. At this time, no memorial service has been set.

Fern Settle
Fern O. Settle, 86, of Van Buren died Sunday, April 28, at a local hospital. She was a retired employee of Kay Chair Co., a member of New Hope Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, William.
Survivors include five daughters, Sue Burkhalter and Delores Mikkelson, both of San Anotnio, Texas, Patricia Faldon of Plano, Texas, and Gerry Rood and Ann Farrington, both of Lindale, Texas; a son, David Settle of Van Buren; a sister, Joyce Scales of Van Buren; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held April 30 at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Caron Martin
Caron Lynn Clegg Green Martin, 45, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Saturday, April 27, 2002. She worked at McGraw Hill in Dallas, Pearlstein Distributor in Charleston, S.C., and Wal-Mart in Irving, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Robbie; her mother, Barbara Clegg; two brothers, Rick Clegg and Ron Clegg; her grandfather, Harold Clegg of Van Buren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held April 30 at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

James Bailey
James Doyle Bailey, 86, of Van Buren died Friday, April 26, 2002. He was retired from U.S. Rubber Tire Company in East Los Angeles, Calif., after 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Bailey; two sons, Don Bailey of Cypress, Calif., and Jerry Bailey of Van Buren; one sister, Nina Forehand of Owasso, Okla.; five grandchildren, Cindi Schneider of Fullerton, Calif., Brian Bailey of Covina, Calif., Brent Bailey of Menton, Calif., Steve Bailey of Santa Maria, Calif., and Scott Bailey of Scotts Valley, Calif.
Funeral service was held May 1 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Gill Cemetery under the direciton of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Darrell Bailey, Bill Rogers, Paul Brant, Brent Bailey, Brian Bailey and Jerry Hill.

Hugh Willson
Hugh Tom Willson, 98, of Mulberry died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at a local hospital. He was retired from Mulberry Lumber Company and attended Vine Prairie Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Louise Blanton of Pikeville, Ky., and Wanda Campbell of Westpoint, Calif.; three sons, Ed Willson, Williams L. Willson and Joe Willson, all of Mulberry; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 1 at Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry. Burial was at New Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Fuenral Home.
Pallbearers were Randy Willson, Jim Willson, Donnie Willson, Ronnie Willson, Bob Willson, and Jim Dale Willson.

Elma Guinn
Rev. Elma Allen Guinn, 85, of Van Buren died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at his home. He was a retired Baptist minister who pastored several churches in Arkansas and Texas, a World War II veteran and member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sisters, Cladie Nix and Vaundane Guinn, both of Lamesa, Texas; one brother, Dr. L. Chester Guinn of Van Buren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held May 1 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Kyle, Guinn, Nathan Guinn, John Furlow, David Furlow, Walter Fisher, Cecil Costner, Harold Griffin and Larry Guinn.

Opal Fenton
Opal Louise Fenton, 98, of Gillette, Wyo., died Wednesday, April 17, 2002. She was formerly of Alma and Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Fenton and her brother, Dibrell Johnson, a prominent Van Buren citizen; her sisters, Ruby Allison, and Garnet Johnson; and her daughter, Joan Naramore, all of Gillette.
Survivors include her son, Harold Biggerstaff of Gillette; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held April 24 at the Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with internment at Mount Pisqah Cemetery in Gillette.

Anna Watkins
Anna Marie Watkins, 84, of Mulberry died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker, an avid quilter and fiddler play and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of R. C. Watkins.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Humble and Jean Slavens, both of Mountainburg; three sons, Danny Joe Watkins, Davey Watkins and Darrell Watkins, all of Mulberry; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held May 1 at Pope Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were Richard McDonner, Steve Watkins, Bradley Watkins, Brian Berry, Brett Meadors, Danny Johnson, Curtis Scowden, Gavin Watkins and Kirby Watkins.
Honorary pallbearers were Red Jones, Ralph Jones, Pete Watkins, Kenny Watkins, Argil Watkins, Junior Dewey, Donald Stout, Ray Rastall, Andy Kizer, Bobby Shores and Allen Ray Ward.

Louise Gentry
Louise Ray Gentry, 83, of Van Buren died Monday, May 13, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and a former office manager for the Van Buren Water Department. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Ray.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Gentry; one daughter, Elaine McKeown of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sons, Paul Ray of Van Buren and Bruce Ray of Sherwood; one brother, Donald Peer of Fort Smith; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Heritage United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be J.C. Ray, Pat Biggerstaff, Rick Biggerstaff, Richard Peer, David Peer and Steven Peer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Unity Sunday School class of the Heritage United Methodist Church.

Charles Winford
Charles Raymond Winford, 92, of Dyer died Friday, May 10, 2002, at a local nursing home. He was a retired manager of Kinney Shoe Stores, a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Smith and attended the Dyer Methodist Church. He was a resident of Dyer since 1972 and a former resident of Garden Grove, Calif. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the widower of Reba Dyer Winford.
Survivors include a sister, Ellen Burton of Hartford, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held May 13 at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Dyer Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. 
Pallbearers were Jerry Nelson, Roy Beebe, Lawrence Fitting, Roger McConnell, Chad Beebe and Jerry Winford. Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dyer United Methodist Church, 119 N. Washington, Dyer, AR 72935.

Wyatt Houghton 
Wyatt C. Houghton, 44, of Van Buren died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at a local hospital. He was an employee of Jim Grizzle Tire Company.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl; a son, Douglas Wages of Van Buren; his mother, Irene Starner of Beaumont, Calif.; five sisters, Kathy Glaister, Sherry Dunaway, Linda Houghton, Brenda McCoy and Irene Barron, all of California; and four brothers, Quirk, Billy, Larry and Ricky Dunaway, all of California.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Block Holiness Church. Burial will be at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Wages, Roger Brausell, Bruce Long, Alan Leifker, Billy Smith and Tony Garvin.

Eules Huggins
Eules L. Huggins, 71, of Van Buren died Friday, May 10, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Margie; three daughters, Mae Perryman and Lisa Huggins, both of Van Buren, and Patricia Hale of Texas; four sons, Billy, Terry and Eugene, all of Van Buren, and Danny of Texas; a sister, Opel Walden of Mulberry; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside service was held May 13 at New Cemetery in Mulberry under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home in Mulberry.
Pallbearers were Danny, Billy and Eugene Huggins, Rick and Rickey Perryman and Rick Hale.

Bobby Hyde
Bobby Gay Hyde, 36, of Alma died Friday, May 10, 2002. He was a department manager for Wal-Mart in Van Buren and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Rachel Hyde of the home and Erin Dalton of Alma; two sons, J.C. and David, both of the home; his father, Melvin Hyde of Van Buren; his grandparents, Herbert and Sylvia Hyde of Van Buren; and a half brother, Gary Holman of Van Buren.
Funeral service were held May 14 at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Graham, Mark Shelton, Billy Warren, Donald Swaim, Rick Dodson and Bill Swaim.

Stewart Condren 
Stewart M. Condren, 83 of Fort Smith died Friday, May 10, 2002, in Fort Smith. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren. He retired from First America Federal Savings and Loan. He had a dual membership in the Belle Point No. 20 and Van Buren No. 6 Blue Lodge, was treasurer for Scottish Rite 33rd Degree, York Rite, Red Cross of Constantine, a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, past president of Arkansas Savings and Loan League and Arkansas Financial Services Association and a longtime worker for Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Dr. Mike Condren of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, LaVern Graham of Fort Smith; and two grandchildren, Virginia and Matthew Condren.
Funeral service was held May 13 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were John Ayers, Richard Skinner, Greg Graham, Gary and Tom Condren and David Armbruster.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Van Buren, 108 South 10th St., Van Buren, AR 72956.

Ruby Littrell
Ruby Swaim Littrell, 94, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Assembly of God.
Survivors include a son, James Swaim of Fort Smith; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held May 14 at Macedonia Cemetery Arbor under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
 

Rhonda Wells 
Rhonda Lynn Wells, 43, of Van Buren died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey; a daughter, Kristall Hays of Fort Smith; two stepdaughters, Nikki Silmon of Bryant and Brooke Wells of Fort Smith; her parents, Carolyn Brewer of Van Buren and Ronald Goins of Pocola; three sisters, Shannon Cowan and Erin Smith-Bauer, both of Van Buren, and Robin Jackson of Alma; two brothers, Michael Smith of Van Buren and Patrick Smith of Chester; and seven grandchildren
Graveside service was held May 14 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Masoleum under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Phyllis Morton, Nancy Stevens, Allen and Shawn Jones, Kay Lynn Wilkerson and Susan Criser.

Ruth Dimmitt
Ruth Ellen Dimmitt, 61, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church of Fort Smith and a daycare worker at Children’s Paradise in Fort Smith for 15 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Gonzales and Kelly Cox, both of Fort Smith; one son, John Dimmett of Dallas, Texas; five sisters and one brother.
The body will be cremated under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Bernice Westfall
Bernice E. Westfall, 98, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Van Buren, died Sunday, May 12, 2002. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence.
Survivors include two daughters, Edith Sisco of Little Rock and Wanda Melton of Austin, Texas; three sons, Rod Westfall of Bakersfield, Calif., Stanley Westfall of Fruitland Park, Fla., and Joe Westfall of Nuevo, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held May 15 at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Alan Stewart
Phillip Alan Stewart, 42, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a former employee of OK Foods and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Fort Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Janice; a daughter, Sabrina Askins of Fort Smith; a son, Samuel Stewart of Fort Smith; his parents, Francis and Charles Stewart of Ashville, N.C.; two sisters, Jennie and Denise Stewart, both of Ashville, N.C.; two brothers, Danny Stewart of Ashville, N.C., and Gary Stewart of Fort Smith; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 15 at Pentecostal Church of God in Fort Smith. Burial was at Harmon Cemetery near Ozark under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Gary, Sam and Chucky Stewart, William Tedford, Mickey Askins and David Mashburn.

C.M. Thomas
C.M. Tommy Thomas, 83, of Alma died Tuesday, May 14, 2002. He was a retired businessman with Plastice Research and Development in Granada Hills, Calif., and a resident of Alma since 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Glennis; one daughter, Stormi Thomas; two sons, James M. Thomas of Torrance, Calif., and Dr. Robert J. Thomas of Newport Beach, Calif.; and five grandchildren. 
Cremation will be under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. 

Charles Vange
Charles Stanley Vange, 77, of Van Buren died Thursday, May 9, 2002. He was a the former owner of Floorteriors Inc. in San Diego, Calif., the past president of San Diego Floorcovering Association, past president of Los Angeles Floorcovering Association and was employed for over 40 years in the floorcovering business. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two stepsons, Joseph Gibbs of Oxnard, Calif., and Jeff Gibbs of Chicago, Ill., two grandchildren, Sean Gibbs and Jenna Gibbs.
Memorial service was held May 13 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. The body will be cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Onial Worthamw/ mug
Onial C. Wortham, 71, of Van Buren born Aug. 27, 1930, in Kinta of Claud and Lillian Wortham. He died May 7, 2002, in a local hospital.
Mr. Wortham was employed as a purchasing agent for Norge/Whirlpool and Flanders Industries and as a plant manager for Southern Steel & Wire in Fort Smith. He also was the owner and operator of Wortham and Company Paint Store on Main Street in Van Buren. He retired in 1992 from Vought Aircraft in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Mr. Wortham served in the Army from 1947-1949. He was a member of the Lions Club of Fort Smith. Mr. Wortham married Doris Collier of Palestine, Texas in 1951.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Diana Peer and son-in-law, Steven of Van Buren; his son, Michael Wortham and daughter-in-law, Beverly of Katy, Texas; his grandchildren, Kathy Peer Ashlock and her husband, Jason of Fayetteville, Debbie Peer of Fayetteville, Aaron Peer of Van Buren, Justin Wortham of Katy, Texas and Ross Wortham of Katy, Texas; his brothers, Orville Wortham of Weatherford, Texas, Omar Wortham of Fort Worth, Texas and Otis Wortham of Springfield, Ohio; his sisters, OraDee Ramsey of Tulsa, Ina Norman of Bedford, Texas and Francille Clement of Duncanville, Okla. Mr. Wortham was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church.
A celebration service was held at Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren May 10 with internment at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Aaron Peer, Justin and Ross Wortham, Jason Ashlock, Bob Hollis and Ken Langford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren.

Paul Wood
Paul Wood, 77, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at a Fayetteville hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Harris Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Paul W. Wood and Robert Wood both of Anaheim, Calif.; one step-son, Brian Hemet, Calif., Herbert Wood of Whittier, Otis Wood of Winslow, Earl Wood of Kansas City, Kan., and Truman Wood of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Lorene Adams of Fayetteville, Nettie Briles, of Springfield, Mo., and Alice Alexander of Sullivan, Ind.; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services was held May 11 at Beard's Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Burial was at Bidville Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Wilbur Richardson
Wilbur DeWitt 'Dee' Richardson, of Jerico Springs, Mo., died Tuesday, April 23, 2002. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was one of the five divers for the Army. He was one of the first poultry farmers in Cawford County, worked for J.C. Nickles Construction Company of Kansas City, was a member of the First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Mo. 
Funeral service was held April 26, at the First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs under the direction of Brumback Mortuary of Stockton, MO. Interment, with full military honors, was held at El Dorado Springs City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of the home; two daughters, Janette Perryman of Van Buren and Annette Jeffries of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, W. D. Richardson of Van Buren, Donald Richardson of Waldron and Mark Richardson of Jerico Springs, Mo.; stepchildren, Joe Roy D. Kaderly, of the home, Cindy Appel, Karen McGatha, David McGatha, Christine Stewart and Brenda Jeffries; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Todd Mooney, Brian Perryman, Mark Richardson, Roger Stewart, Laddie Tabor, and Roy Kaderly, Jr.
Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks, 3924 N. Broadway, Springfield, MO 65803.

Eunice Massey
Eunice Crabtree Massey, 83, of Cedarville died Thursday May 9, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a member of the Cedarville Assembly of God Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard; two daughters, Linda Sue Mathis of Hackett and Brenda K. Morris of Van Buren; four sisters, Reba Wells of Chester, Wanda Morland of Alma, Alma Tudor of Van Buren and Von Myers of Cedarville; six brothers, Ike Crabtree and Jerry Crabtree, both of Van Buren, Don Crabtreee of Cedarville, Leonard Crabtree of Santa Maria, Calif., Junior Crabtree of Bixby, Okla., and Ezra Crabtree of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Jonathan Mathis of Lake Village, Julie Ann Carusa of Fort Smith and Dawn Marquina of Anaheim, Calif.; and one great-great grandchild, Noelle Marquina of Anaheim.
Funeral service was held May 13 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Fuenral Home of Van Buren. 
Pallbearers were her nephews, Keith Crabtree, Bruce Crabtree, Tommy Wells, Jimmy Wells, Teddy Wells and Mike Wells.


 

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