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Ken Ragge
Everett K. Ragge, 66, of Uniontown died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at his home. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, former aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and helicopter pilot at the White House. He was a graduate of Muldrow High School and Poteau Junior College, former Realtor and insurance agent in Van Buren and self-employed marketing consultant.
Survivors include his wife, Karla Ragge of Uniontown; three daughters, Susie Patrick of Carterville, Ill., Phyllis McClure of Van Buren and Stephanie Slinkard of Cape Girado, Mo.; two sons, Sandy Ragge of Tulsa and Greg Slinkard of Fort Smith; four sisters, Jerlean Armer of Short, Okla., Ann Hibbard of Uniontown, Kay Brunk of Muldrow and Brenda White of Marble City, Okla.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held March 14 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Arrangements are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

Calvin Hamon
Calvin Lee Hamon, 42, of Van Buren died Friday, March 9, 2001, at a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ, graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, carpet layer and formerly of Norman and Shawnee, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Redwine Hamon; two daughters, Amber Lynn and Brittany Nicolle Hamon, both Shawnee; one son, Calvin Lee Hamon Jr. of Shawnee; his mother, Bobbie Marie Decker of Van Buren; father, Jimmie Hamon of Wewoka, Okla.; one sister, Robin LaRue of Fort Smith; grandfather, Orville Hamon of Noble, Okla.; and two nieces, Jennifer Marie Hamon of Fort Smith and Brandy Nichole Stephens of Hackett.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial will be at Sarah Grove Cemetery near Cedarville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be LeRoy Stephens Jr., J.T. McMaster, Jimmie Mizell, Jeff Mizell, John Pat Morton and Tommy Mankin.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson, Van Buren.

Clifford Reynolds
Clifford A. Reynolds, 72, of Moffett died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at a local hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an amateur radio operator.
Survivors include two friends, Ed Edwards of Muldrow and Donald Yandell of Moffett.
Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Thelma Snodgrass
Thelma Snodgrass, 74, of Van Buren died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Ervin; three daughters, Lou Crawford of Westville, Okla., Brenda Swaim of Fayetteville and Eunice Freeman of Cedarville; one sister, Chloe Brasier of Parsons, Kan.; three brothers, Lee Pike of Rogers, Ray Pike of Denver and Nathan Pike of Centerton; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service was held March 13 at Hall Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Lonnie Dale Brewry, Jerry Roach, Michael Roach and Brad Trammell.

Donald Tibbits
Donald Fay Tibbits, 57, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his home. He was a 1961 graduate of Cedarville High School, received bachelor of science and master's degrees from the University of Arkansas, did graduate work at Northeastern Oklahoma State University and University of Iowa and earned his doctor of philosophy in speech pathology from the University of Missouri. Tibbits taught high school, was a public speech therapist, graduate teaching assistant, assistant professor, coordinator of speech and hearing clinics, director, acting head and assistant to the dean for College of Education and Human Services at Central Missouri State University from 1991 to the present.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg, the International Association for the Study of Child Language, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council of Exceptional Children, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Missouri Federation Council for Exceptional Children, faculty advisor at CMSU Sigma Phi Epsilon, past president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and past chair.
Tibbits wrote many articles and books, including an article on Reasoning as a Critical Thinking Skill and Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools. Two of his books were Language Disorders in Adolescents and Language Intervention, Beyond the Primary Grades. He did many presentations as professional workshops/in-services and member of many universities committees. He traveled to Finland to participate in forming the agreement for scientific and educational exchange of faculty and students between the University of Helsinki and CMSU in 1991.
He is survived by his mother, Clara Tibbits of Natural Dam; three sisters, Lula Grace Barnes of Cedarville, Zita Hala Worth of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Mary Anita Tibbits of Roland; and nine nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held March 14 at the Grandview Assembly of God in Natural Dam with Rev. C.A. Eversole officiating. Burial will be at Hall Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Dennis Tibbits, Matthew Moses, Josh Workman, Bobby Worth, Lloyd Tibbit and Steve Moses. Honorary pallbearers were Troy Goldman, Jimmy Brown, Wayne Goldman, Jack Reed and Mike Murphy.

Troy Flanagan
Troy Flanagan, 88, of Alma died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at a local nursing home. He was retired from Dixie Cup in Fort Smith.
Survivors include one daughters, Sheron Styron of Fredricksburg, Texas; two sons, Paul Franklin Flanagan of Rudy and Troy Gene Flanagan of Willimington, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held March 12 at Dyer Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Lee Hackler, Bill Mitchell, Tommy Secrest, Gabriel and Michael Flanagan and Curtis Carney.

Jerry Jetton Jr.
Jerry Don Jetton Jr., 30, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a subcontractor for Tom Wright Drywall in Fort Smith and a member of LADS No. 131 in Seattle, Wash.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Jetton; one daughter, Jasmine Jetton of the home; two sons, Jerry Don Jetton III and Cody Jetton, both of the home; his father, Jerry Don Jetton Sr.; two sisters, Robin Ellis of Tennessee and Donna Moore of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and one brother, Justin Jetton of Bremmerton, Wash.
Funeral service was held March 9 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Forest Park Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Bill Johnson, Roger Ledbetter, Frank Ledbetter, Roger Beck, Dolan Kizer and Randy Sizemore.

Ferba Pursell
Ferba Pursell, 86, of Mountainburg died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at her home. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church, homemaker and former co-owner of Pursell's Grocery.
Survivors include one son, John R. Pursell of North Little Rock; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held March 8 at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Butch Basham, John M., Kent, Gary and Bruce Pursell and Matt and Adam Coleman.

Lloyd Wilbourn
Lloyd W. Wilbourn, 83, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at a local nursing home. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star, was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, American Legion and Frisco Railroad Club, retired from Frisco Railroad and a ham radio operator with Army Mars Network and Fort Smith Amateur Radio Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Wilbourn; one daughter, Peggy Sebourn of Fort Smith; one son, William "Bill" Wilbourn of Rudy; four sisters, Claudia Harris and Pauline Wells, both of Van Buren, Baby Ruth Falkner of Roland and Beulah Faye Matthews of Sallisaw; two brother, Paul Loftin and Dib Loftin, both of Van Buren; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Marcy 9 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Kevin, Shannon and Greg Wilbourn, Charles and Glen Sebourn and John Dean.

Jessie Beavers
Jessie Beavers, 79, of Muskogee died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at a Tulsa hospital. He was retired from United meat Processing Co. and widower of Agnes Beavers.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Shibley of Roland; two brothers, Vernon Beavers of Fort Smith and Prince Beavers of Van Buren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held Feb. 19 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Robert Beckham
Robert T. Beckham, 52, of Van Buren died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at his home. He was a millroom worker at Arkansas Woodworkers in Van Buren and a carpenter.
Survivors include his companion, Patty Patterson; one daughter, Christina Edwards of Barling; one stepdaughter, Misty Powell of Van Buren; one son, Robert Beckham of Van Buren; one stepson, Cody Patterson of the home; two sisters, Wanda Wear of Fort Smith and Jo Quiram of LaCenter, Minn.; two brothers, Roy Gene Beckham and Jerry D. Beckham, both of Fort Smith; and six grandchildren, Audrianna and Kassandra Beckham of DuValls Bluff, Ark., Cherokee and Leah Nicole Spencer of Barling and Chyenne and Alen Powell of Van Buren.
There will be a private family committal of cremains at 4 p.m. Thursday at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

Sylvia Bkrhart
Sylvia Leona Burkhart, 90, of Van Buren died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at a nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Dixon of Garland, Texas, Jonnie Neal of Van Buren and Shirley jack of Park Hill, Okla.; two sons, Walter Burkhart of Sherman, Texas, and Gary Burkhart of Van Buren; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Feb. 19 at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Charles Coleman
Charles Ray Coleman, 69, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Van Buren, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Arkadelphia. He was a retired vice president for Rheem Manufacturing in Fort Smith and Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Norma White Coleman; three daughters, Amy Eubanks of Arkadelphia, Beth Lawson of St. Louis and Jane Watkins of Van Buren; one son, Benjamin Coleman of Big Sky, Mont.; three sisters, Marie Combs and Dorothy White, both of Fort Smith, and Georgia Doyel of Ozark; two brothers, Joe Coleman of Fort Smith and J.T. Coleman of Greenwoodl; and six granddaughters.
Funeral service was held Feb. 17 at First Baptist Church in Van Buren. Burial was at Vaught Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hospice, 3050 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia, Ark., 71923.

Jimmy Payne
Jimmy Payne, 65, of Cedarville died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Cedarville and retired self-employed construction worker.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight Payne and Randy Payne, both of Cedarville; four sisters, Elsie Hodges, May Dale Clav and Amy Powell, all of Van Buren, and Stella Powell of Tahlequah; and six grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 20 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Salem Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Danny Jackson, Jimmy Brown, Timmy Brown, Pete Fain, Gerald Henson and Richard Emberton.

Jewel Pound
Jewel Pound, 57, of Van Buren died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a Christian, songwriter, musician and homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Thomson of Barling; one son, James Pound of Van Buren; five sisters, Georgia Abdo of Ohio, Emma Bullington of Van Buren, Nadine Smith of Bokoshe, Evelyn Pavusa of Idlawylde Park, Ore., and Linda Harper of Pam Springs, Calif.; and one brother, David Smith of Moore, Okla.
The body was cremated under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

Joyce Williams
Joyce Wanda Williams, 71, of Cedarville died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at a local hospital.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Easter of Cedarville; four sons, Monty Davidson of Cedarville, Bill Williams of Greenwood, Willie Williams of Fort Smith and James Williams of Elk City, Okla.; one sister, Ruby Bearden of Van Buren; two brothers, Wesley Adams of Prairie Grove and Don Adams of Van Buren; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 20 at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel. Burial was at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Shawn Barber, E.D. Barber, Emery Adams, Henry Edwards, Joe Brown, Johnny Suggs, Manuel Castro and Jeffrey Sowells.

Nancy Broumley
Nancy Broumley, 56, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy; two daughters, Kris Roberson of Fort Smith and Teresa Williams of Dyer; one son, Tommy Dale of Alma; one brother, Harvey Dale Crow of California; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Feb. 15 at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers were C.J. Doengi, Eddie Beckham, Jimmy Roberson and Hoyt Williams.

Reba Dehart
Reba Dehart, 87, of Van Buren died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at a local hospital. She was retired from St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, attended Van Buren Freewill Baptist Church and widow of James Dehart.
Survivors include four sons, J.C. Dehart, Paul Dehart and Larry Dehart, all of Van Buren, and Bobby Dehart of Mustang, Okla.; two sisters, Chloe McClasin of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Delores Boyster of Fort Smith; 30 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 15 at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel. Burial was at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Nicky, Randy and Dickie Dehart, Rick Lloyd, Jackie Wallace and Joe Schoening. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren.

Coy Fears
Coy Lynn Fears, 51, of Van Buren, a former coach and teacher, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at a Fort Smith hospital. A lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Van Buren. He was a graduate of Van Buren High School, Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He is survived by one daughter Wendi Hinkle of Fayetteville; two granddaughters, Shelby and Alyssa Hinkle of Fayetteville; three brothers, twin Roy Fears of Springdale, Earl Fears of Dallas and Randy Fears of Van Buren; and one sister, Velma Alexander of Van Buren.
Graveside service was held Feb. 19 under the arbor at Macedonia Cemetery in Uniontown under direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were his nephews, John, Matthew, Jason, Mike, Flint, Aaron, Earl Jr. and Tony Fears and Mark, Jeff and David Alexander. Honorary pallbearers were David Moore, Danny Johnson, Gene Hobbs, Steve Smithson, Dewayne Hicks, Mark Skinner and Mitch Murry.

Mrs. Felix Gonzalez
Mrs. Felix Gonzalez, 91, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Herminia Perales and Josie Mongada, both of Van Buren; two sisters, Carmen Almaraz of Sunnyside, Calif., and Delores Rodriguez of Piedras Negras Coah, Mesico; two brothers, Jose Deleon of Crystal City, Texas, and Jaime Deleon of Piedras Negras Coah, Mexico; and two grandchildren, Megan Moncada and Steven Gonzalez, both of Van Buren.
Graveside service was held Feb. 16 at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Devin Fansler, Steven Gonzalez, Manuel Moncada and Al LaFuente.

K.M. Montgomery
K.M. "Kay" Montgomery, 88, a native of Uniontown, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 in Tulsa
Survivors include his wife, Marquerite; one daughter, Rita Robbins of Tulsa; one sister, Hazel Lindstrom of Van Buren; and two grandchildren, Mason and Cody Gregg of Tulsa.
Funeral service was held Feb. 10 at Moore's Eastlawn in Tulsa. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gerald Nelms Jr.
Gerald Winston Nelms Jr., 60, of Chester died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a self-employed businessman.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Nelms; one daughter, Karen Mineely of Tulsa; three sons, Kevin Nelms of Watkinsville, Ga., Stephen Nelms of Winslow and David Nelms of Bethlehem, Ga.; his mother, Dorothy Nelms of San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Ann Williams of San Angelo, Texas; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 17 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo, Texas. Burial was at Lawn Haven Cemetery in San Angelo. Local arrangements were under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

J.L. Partlow
J.L. Partlow, 71, of Amarillo, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Amarillo. He was a former resident of Mulberry, retired cotton farmer and Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; one daughter, Pam Vaughn of Amarillo; two sons, James Partlow of Roswell, N.M., and Joe Partlow of Lubbock, Texas; his mother, Jewell Daniel of Mulberry; one sister, Zetta Daniel of Kiamath Falls, Ore.; four brothers, David Partlow and Mike Daniel, both of Mulberry, Clarence Partlow of Fort Smith and Ed Daniel of Tulsa; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held Feb. 17 at Vine Prairie Baptist Church in Mulberry. Burial was at King Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Wilma Shepherd
Wilma Virginia Shepherd, 84, of Mountainburg died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her home. She was a member of Mountainburg Presbyterian Church, homemaker and widow of Glen Shepherd.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lewis of Mountainburg; four sons, Roy, Don, Jay and Joe Shepherd, all of Mountainburg; one sister, Jean Whitney of Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 17 at Mountainburg Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Conley Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were Mike Shepherd, Roy Shepherd Jr., Troy Dale Shepherd, Justin Lewis, Ed Shepherd and Jarrett Shepherd.

Cas Wagner
Cas M. Wagner, 79, of Ozark died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Mulberry, former member of Mulberry and Pleasant View School Board, Pleasant View Water Board, Board of Education in Franklin County and Franklin County Equalization Board, Army veteran of World War II, member of the Cattlemen's Association and 32nd degree Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Darlene Rath of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Alston Wagner of Mulberry and Kendale Wagner of Ozark; one brother, Otis Wagner of Mulberry; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 16 at First Baptist Church in Mulberry. Burial was at New Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

Lindsey Irvin
Lindsey Irvin, infant daughter of Randy and Flora Irvin of Van Buren, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at a local hospital.
Other survivors include her grandparents, Elmer and Melba Spoon of Cedarville and James Henry Irvin of Uniontown; one sister, Miranda Irvin, and one brother, Randall Irvin.
Funeral service was held June 9 at Ocker Memorial Chapel of Van Buren. Burial was held at Dripping Springs Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Marleen Reuterskiold
Marleen Ann Reuterskiold, 52, of Tolar, Texas, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Granbury, Texas. She graduated from Tarlton State with a degree in criminal science, was employed by the North Power Plant in Texas and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Reuterskiold; two daughters, Rachel Reuterskiold and Rebecca Reuterskiold, both of Tolar, Texas; five sons, Michael Reuterskiold Jr., Christopher Reuterskiold, Jessie Reuterskiold, Timothy Reuterskiold and Joshua Reuterskiold, all of Tolar, Texas; her mother, Lorraine Fisher of Watertown, Wis.; three brothers, Wayne Partart, Larry Partart and Lonnie Partart, all of Waterton, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Bridgett Bartlett

Bridgett Portia Bartlett, infant daughter of Frankie and Lorene Bartlett of Van Buren, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at a local hospital.
Other survivors include her grandparents, Wanda Bartlett of Fort Smith and Steven Pope of Van Buren; and three sisters, Victoria Elizabeth Bartlett, Bethany Jerusla Bartlett and Brittany Nichole Bartlett.
Graveside service was held June 12 at Mount Olive Cemetery at Midland under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Ellsworth Hibler
Ellsworth Porter “E.P.” Hibler, 84, of Granbury, Texas, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Reta R. Utley Hibler; a son, David Ellsworth Hibler of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren, David E. “Tiger” Hibler and Kimberly Lynn Hibler, both of Shawnee, Okla.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Alma City Cemetery in Alma.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Granbury, Texas, or any Disabled American Veterans organization.

Marjorie Travis

Marjorie Travis, 73, of Van Buren died Monday, June 11, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Larry Travis; two daughters, Dawn Pincock of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and Jamie Leib of Bellingham, Wash.; one son, Daral Travis of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; and seven grandchildren.
The body was cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
A memorial service will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 92 W Sunbridge, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Ernest Swearingen Sr.
Ernest Swearingen Sr., 82, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a baker for Shipley and Wonder Bakeries, an Army veteran of W.W.II, a member of the American Legion and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include two sons, Allen “Eddie” Swearingen and Ernie Swearingen Jr., both of Fort Smith; and four grandchildren, Ernie Swearingen III, Allen Swearingen, David Swearingen and Melissa Swearingen.
Funeral service was held June 8 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith with the American Legion providing color guard.
Pallbearers were Dean Epps, Denver Clement, Joe Bob King, Donald McDonald, Ronnie Clegg and Rick Clegg.

Dallas Bonner
Dallas Mae Bonner, 59, of Van Buren died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at a local hospital. She was the owner of a thrift shop, a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie “Butch” Bonner.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Clark of West Fork and Lily Copeland of Van Buren; two sons, Jackie Bonner of Van Buren and Tommy Bonner of Monte Vista, Colo.; one sister, Anne Hatfield of Van Buren; two brothers, James Nabours of Muldrow, Okla. and Jackie Nabours of Van Buren; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held June 8 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was held at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Claudie Copeland, Carrol Copeland, Charles Gilmore, John Szczerba, Conrad Smith, Dewayne Cauchern, Clifford Newberry and Gene Stanton.

Eugene Allen

Eugene Douglas Allen, 71, of Salem, Ore. died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Salem, Ore. He was a farmer.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Lee Allen of Mulberry; and two sisters-in-law, Corrine Allen of Van Buren and Velma Allen of Buxton, Ore.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Sean LaRue
Sean Star LaRue, 14, of Mountainburg died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a member of victorious life ministries.
Survivors include his parents, Roger and Melina LaRue of Mountainburg; his grandparents, Velma LaRue of Alma and Walter and Mary McCartney of Pleasanton, Texas; two sisters Beth LaRue and Karena LaRue; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morrison Cemetery in Rudy under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Rye, Chris Smiley, Joey Beard, Josh LaRue, Mark McCartney, Daniel McCartney, Timothy McCartney and Daniel Dollard.

Austin Griffith
Austin Griffith, infant son of Rick Griffith and Angie Edmonson of Van Buren, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a local hospital.
Other survivors include his grandparents, David and Linda Goff of Van Buren, John and Margaret Turner of Sentinel, Okla. and John and Elga Goff of Van Buren; one sister Maranda Griffith of Van Buren; and a twin brother, Justin Griffith of Van Buren.
Graveside service was held June 8 at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Phillip Bridges and Billy Ball.

Edna Sangster

Edna Marie “Isam” Sangster, 81, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a local hospital. She was retired from Riverside Furniture and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include six daughters, Sue Mahar and Dean Murchison, both of Fort Smith, Evelyn Sangster and Jane Young, both of Van Buren, Jackie Hollis of Lake Charles, La. and Linda Brixey of Greenwood.; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. June 9 at Lewis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Larry Crawford, David Crawford, Richard Teague, Tommy Hawkins, Kendall Looper and Greg Vandecar.

James Daugherty

James F. Daugherty of Yankee Hill, Calif., was born on June 1, 1924, he entered in the presence of the Lord Jesus on June 1, 2001, at the age of 77. A native of Van Buren, he moved his family to Pinole, Calif., in 1957, beginning a diversion from generations of farmers to a long and prosperous venture in the structural steel and miscellaneous iron business. It was his desire to provide a “better life” for his wife and two children and saw California as the place of “opportunity.” A veteran of W.W.II, he served in the South Pacific in the Navy Sea Bees, building airstrips and using his leadership abilities in agriculture. He was a Mason in Lodge No. 6 in Van Buren of which he was very proud to be a member. He accepted the Lord as his personal savior when he was 27 years old. He served in the Southern Baptist Church as a member, teacher and a deacon for many years. In 1967 he and his partner formed COFAB Corporation in Vallejo, Calif., working primarily for the large oil companies, such as Exxon, Union Oil, etc. He retired at the age of 56, and traveled with his wife across the U.S. three times visiting friends and relatives and fishing to his “hearts desire” His home was in the mountains above Lake Oroville, among the whistling pines and lake view. His more quiet times were spent reading books by Louis L’amour, and of course being a devout “conservative” on such subjects as Ronald Regan, Bob Dole and George Bush Sr. His hero was Harry Truman and he often told the story of how President Truman “even took the pens out of his pocket” when he left the White House because he said “I came here with nothing and I leave with nothing.” Character was a very important virtue to James.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Christine (Vinsett); one daughter, Cheryl Wellman of Danville, Calif.; one son, James Daugherty of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; one great-grandson, Erik James Jimenez; four grandsons, Jaron James Daugherty, Ryan Michael Daugherty, Britton James Jimenez, Brent Ralph Jimenez; five brothers and sisters, Darrol Daugherty and Jeannie Neidecker, both of Van Buren, Hugh Daugherty of Vallejo, Calif., Verna Young of Pinole, Calif. and Elsie Goines of Napa, Calif.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Paradise, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to one of James’ favorite organizations: Bat Conservative, Inc., P.O. Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716–2603 or Sloan Kettering Cancer Research, Box E, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021.

Elwin Rhoads III
Elwin Dale Rhoads III, 15, of Mountainburg died Thursday, May 31, 2001. He was a student at Mountainburg High School.
Survivors include his mother Letha Rhoads of Mountainburg; his father, Elwin Dale Rhoads Jr. of Cement, Okla.; his grandparents, Paulette Rhoads of Cement, Okla., Everett and Izzy Frisk of Hickman, Calif. and Joe and Birdie Vanderweide of Modesto, Calif.; his great-grandparents, Luther and Dessie Williams of Delhi, Calif., Earl Frisk of Oakdale, Okla., and Gertrude Martin of Apache, Okla.; three sisters, Brandie Rhoads of Mulberry, Kimberly Rhoads and Leslie Rhoads, both of Cement, Okla.; two brothers, Dusty Rhoads and Logan Williams of Cement, Okla.
Funeral service was held June 4 at Edwards Van–Alma Chapel. Committal service. Burial was held June 5 at Anadarko Cemetery in Anadarko, Okla., under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Elwin Dale Rhoads Jr., Patrick Rhoads, Shawn Polly, Eric Chittenden Sr., Eric Chittenden Jr. and Bobby Wilkinson.

Travis Foster
Travis M. Foster, 16, of Mountainburg died Thursday, May 31, 2001. He was a student at Mountainburg High School and a former student of Alma High School where he was a member of N.J.R.O.T.C.
Survivors include his mother, Kathy Foster of Alma; his father, Raymond Foster of St. Elmo, Ill.; his stepfather, John Foster of Mountainburg; his grandparents, Rachel Foster of Van Buren and Carolyn and Vernon Bailey of Alma; his stepgrandparents, Thomas and Virginia Foster of Jonesboro; and three sisters, Tiffany Foster of Mountainburg, Amanda Foster, Jasmine Foster and Kyle Foster, all of Alma;
Funeral service was held June 5 at First Presbyterian Church of Alma. Burial was held at Morrison Cemetery in Rudy under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Alma N.J.R.O.T.C. members.

Evelyn McChristian
Evelyn Rey McChristian, 72, of Mulberry died Saturday, June 2, 2001. She was a retired LPN after 15 years with Sparks Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow McChristian.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan McAuliffe of Glendora, Calif., and Anita Harrod of Hampton; three sons, Dr. Paul McChristian of Conway, Dr. Jimmy McChristian of Rogers; and Randall McChristian of Maumelle; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held June 6 at Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Douglas Stephens, Hans Hoewt, John Hunter, Calvin Teague, Russ Workman and James David Hoyle.

Ruben Freeman
Ruben Freeman, 60, of Alma died Sunday, June 3, 2001. He attended the Mulberry Assembly of God Church, was a retired utility worker at Van Buren Canning Company, a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Crawford County.
Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Freeman of Moore, Okla., and Vickie Freeman of Arkansas; three sisters, Rosie Lee Schmitt of Greensburg, Kan., Ruth Lindsey Ellison of Fort Smith and Betty Davis of Keota, Okla.; three brothers, Edward Freeman Jr. of Ada, Okla., Joe Freeman of Fort Smith and Robert Freeman of Alma; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service was held June 6 at Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Love Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were David Freeman, Idus Evans, Eugene Davis, Gary Daniels, Hubert Staggs, Jesse Lindsey and Theodore Lindsey.

Atta Merritt
Atta Faye Merritt, 79, of Van Buren died Friday, June 1, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a retired hostess with the Betsy Ross Restaurants in Montclair, Calif.
Survivors include her son Paul G. Perrier of Van Buren; one brother, Allen Hall of Bakersfield, Calif., two grandchildren, Paul Brian Perrier of Sanger, Texas and Bradley Gene Perrier of Van Buren; and six grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, Calif., under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Lona Williams
Lona Katherine Williams, 89, of Van Buren died Friday, June 1, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a retired salesperson of the Singer sewing machine company, a long-time resident of Fort Smith and a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Williams.
Survivors include one sister, Margaret Pulley of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Bill Porter and Glen Porter, both of Fort Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held June 4 at Forest Park Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
 

Garry Miller
Garry Allan Miller, 52, of Lockwood, Mo., died Friday, June 1, 2001, at a Springfield, Mo., hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter, Tracy Banks; two grandchildren, Jessica and Zachary Banks of Van Buren; his mother, Maxine Miller of Lockwood, Mo.; his grandmother, Opal Haubein of Lockwood, Mo.; two sisters, Carol Jo Pyle of Lamar, Mo., and Sharon Moore of Dallas; and five nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held June 4 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Lockwood, Mo.

Inez Harrison
Inez Symonds Harrison, 83, of Rudy died Sunday, June 3, 2001. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Hobert Harrison; one daughter, Edith Strickland of Alma; one son, Eddie Symonds of Rudy; one sister, Imogene Wells of Van Buren; four grandchildren and four great-granchildren.
Funeral service was held June 6 at Oliver Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Anitoch Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Wells, Gerald Koeth, Andy Pope, Tommy Wiley, Buck Strickland and Paul Walters.

Dorothy Walters
Dorothy B. Walters, 73, of Winslow died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a retired employee of Shepard of the Hills and a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Sue Walters of Winslow; three sons, Jim Walters of Seaside, Calif., Rob Walters of Dallas and Chuck Walters of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Charles Quinn of New Orleans, La.; five grandchildren and one great-granchild.
The body will be cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Esther Conley
Esther M. Conley, 70, of Fort Smith died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, George Conley; one daughter, Robin Byars of Muldrow; one son Michael G. Conley of Van Buren; one brother, Kendall Gothard Sr. of Greenwood; and six grandchildren
Funeral service was held June 6 at First Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Spiegel Cemetery in Bloomer under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Dean Winters, Floyd Moss, Kendall Gothard Jr., Dale Conley, Mark Byars and Joseph Conley.

Martha King
Martha E. King, 72, of Fort Smith died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a Protestant, a volunteer worker for WestArk R.S.V.P., Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center, Westark College and the Salvation Army.
Survivors include her husband, Walter E. King Sr.; three sons, Walter E. “Lucky” King of Tucker, Jack E. King Sr. of Jacksonville and Wayne King of Van Buren; two sisters, Jessie Hale of Fort Smith and Caroline Crenzshaw of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren and 40 great-granchildren.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Family will visit with friends Thursday from 6–9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Carmen Young
Carmen S. Young, 86, of Van Buren died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a retired lab technician for Crawford Memorial Hospital and a member of Kibler Road Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin P. Young.
Survivors include two daughters, Nelda Morland and Loretta West, both of Van Buren; one son, Franklin Pierce Young Jr. of Van Buren; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held June 1 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was held at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Mike Castleberry, Danny Hubbard, Danny Tounzen, Trey Tounzen, Derek Morland, Damon Morland and Paul Curd.

Amon Poor
Amon Ward Poor, 75, of Wetumpka, Ala. died Wednesday, May 30, 2001. He was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Edna H. Poor; three daughters, Carolyn J. Archer of Niles, Mich., Sandy F. Payne of Wetumpka, Ala. and Connie P. Zebell of Three Oaks, Mich.; three step–daughters, Rose Krueger of Westville, Ind., Judy McKinley of Middleton, Fla. and Mary Meyers of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; three sons, Steven W. Poor of Coloma, Mich., Tim W. Poor of Springdale and James E. Sherry of Hensley; 25 grandchildren and 23 great–grandchildren.
Graveside service was held June 2 at Freedom Cemetery in Chester under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
 

Lonnie Bonner
Lonnie “Butch” Bonner, 74, of Van Buren died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at a local hospital. He was born in Booneville. He was a retired truck driver for the postal service, a musician and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dallas Bonner; two daughters, Lily Copeland of Van Buren and Janice Clark of West Fork; two sons, Jackie Bonner of Van Buren and Tommy Bonner of Monte Vista, Colo.; one sister, Edna Mae Beaty of Springdale; three nephews; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 31 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was held at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Conrad Smith, Charles Gilmore, Jerry Cottingham, James Beaty, Claudie Copeland, Carrol Copeland, John Szczerba and Leon Green.

Betty Reeves
Betty J. Reeves, 70, of Alma died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a retired LPN from Sparks Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Lawanda Huff of Van Buren and Christy Renee Bussett of Georgia; two sons, Jerry Don Gifford of Lake City, Fla. and Tony Reeves of Alma; one sister, Lillie Ann Weldon of Madill, Okla.; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Graveside service was held June 4 at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Jessie Goss
Jessie Harold Goss Sr., 68, of Van Buren died Friday, May 25, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a welder in bridge building and member of Pentecost Church.
Survivors include his wife, Willene; two daughters, Anita Butler of Fort Smith and Sharon Upshaw of Harrah, Okla.; one son, Harold Goss of Fort Smith; one sister, Gladys Ivey of Savannah, Okla.; two brothers, Troy Goss of Beaverton, Mich., Ray Goss of Michigan; one half brother, Edgar Stanful of Stockton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 29 at Fentress Chapel. Burial was held at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.
Pallbearers were Timothy Goss, David Butler, John Butler, Ronnie Butler, Matthew Goss, Jessie Goss, Brandon Upshaw and Kevin Mitchelle.

Brett Rainwater
Brett Austin Stephens Rainwater, 38, of Rudy died Friday, May 25, 2001. He was a construction worker for Reed’s Construction.
Survivors include his wife Teresa; two daughters, Ciera Rainwater and Britney Rainwater; one stepdaughter, Ashley Mosby; his mother and stepfather, Anita and Jerry Carter of Alma; his father and stepmother, Milton and Linda Stephens of Spiro, Okla.; four sisters, Angella Brown of Rover, Mary Tyler of Fort Smith, Stefoni Melton of Texas and Crystal White of Alma; four brothers, Royce Blood of Sapulpa, Okla., Bryant Stephens of Fort Smith, Neal Tyler of Pine Bluff and Jess Carter of California.
Funeral service was held May 30 at Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home Chapel. The body will be cremated under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Leora Bishop
Leora M. Bishop, 79, of Van Buren died Saturday, May 26, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Bishop.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Alton of Van Buren; one sister, Joyce Tobin of Sioux City, Iowa; and one brother, Leland Baker of New Ulm, Minn.
The body will be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Frances O’Keefe
Frances D. O’Keefe, 77, of Van Buren died May 29, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a retired bookkeeper for Sparks Credit Union, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and past president of Catholic Business Women’s Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Sister Mary Thomas O’Keefe of Hot Springs and one sister, Elizabeth June Davis of Van Buren.
Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Putman Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be James Bruning, Gene Bruick, Bill Becker and Jim Moore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 22 N. 13th St., Fort Smith, Ark. 72901.

Ray Boster
Charles Ray Boster, 78, of Fort Smith died Monday, May 28, 2001, at a local hospital. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a retired service station owner, butcher for Kroger, Market Basket and Goff Brothers Grocery Stores.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Stuart of Van Buren; three sons, David Boster of Van Buren, Dennis Boster of Fort Smith and Donald Boster of Alma; one sister, Leila Lollis of Van Buren; two brothers, Wayne Boster of Van Buren and Doyle Boster of Lincoln, Neb.; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial will be held at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Brad Boster, Brent Boster, Marty Stuart and Joe Dan Boster Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dew, Bud Riley, Raymond Beckner and Leonard Keck.

David Lovegrove
David Lovegrove, 73, of Alma died Friday, May 18, 2001. He was a retired truck driver for Gordons Transport.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Lovegrove of Tuttle, Okla.; one son, David Lovegrove of Fort Smith; two sisters, Delema Fields of Van Buren and Gertrude Brown of Alma; two brothers, Jack Lovegrove of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sonny Stephens of Haskell, Okla.; and one granddaughter, Amy Renae Lovegrove of Fort Smith.
Funeral service was held May 21 at Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home. Burial was held at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van–Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Harold Poyner, Matthew Poyner, Robert Hood, Paul Underwood, Gerald McClure and Bob Shambarger.

Robert Cox
Robert Lake Cox, 78, of Mountainburg died Thursday, May 17, 2001. He was a retired diesel mechanic and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeralee Cox.
Survivors include one daughter, Valorie (Lori) Cox of Crown Point, Ind.; three brothers, Tom Cox of Arkansas, Russ Cox and Mike Cox both of Indiana; and two grandchildren, Tanya Cox Edwards and Nikki Cox, both of Indiana.
The body was cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Charles Brown
Charles D. “Speedy” Brown, 70, of Van Buren died Saturday, May 19, 2001. He was a member of Alma Masonic Lodge No. 735, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, a retired employee of Olin Industries and a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Poague of Van Buren; two sons, Steve Brown of Virginia Beach, Va. and Paul Brown of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Louise Ball of Sallisaw, Okla.; two brothers, Jack Brown of Springdale and Jerry Brown of Alma; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 22 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was held at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were R.C. Walker, Jack Brown, Jerry Brown, Christopher Poague, Jason Brown and Jacob Brown.

Ira Pless
Ira “Junior” Pless, 65, of London died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at a Russellville hospital. He was a member of Martins Chapel Assembly of God Church, an Army veteran and was a retired splicer/repairman with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Wolfe Pless; four sons, Richard S. Huhn of San Antonio, Texas, Rodney S. Pless of Springdale, Michael D. Pless of Rudy and Victor W. Wolfe of London; two daughters, Pamela G. Jones of Alma and Shirley L. Crume of London; his mother, Martha J. Pless of London; two sisters, Faye White of London and Helen Bowden of Russellville; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held May 30 at the Humphrey Chapel. Burial was at East Point Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Linda Slattery
Linda Gail (Fisher) Slattery, 29, of Spearville, Kan. died Friday, May 11, 2001, at a hospital in Dodge City, Kan. She was a homemaker and attended the Federated Church in Spearville, Kan.
Survivors include her husband, Nathan Slattery of Spearville, Kan.; her parents, George Fisher and Frieda Fisher, both of Van Buren; two sons, Eric Slattery and Nathaniel Slattery; one daughter, Katelynn Slattery; two brothers David Fisher and Steven Fisher, both of Van Buren; her grandmother, Thelma Morris of Arkhoma, Okla.; and a step-mother, Paula Fisher of Van Buren.
Funeral service was held May 15 at Federated Church in Spearville, Kan. Burial was held at St. Andrews Cemetery in Wright, Kan.
Memorial contributions can be made to Linda Slattery’s Children Education Fund.


 

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