Miscellaneous Franklin County, Arkansas Obituaries

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James B. Kelly, 99, of Ozark died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Ozark Nursing Home. Funeral services were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Highland Cemetery.

David Pritchett, 79, of Charleston died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. Funeral services were Friday at 2 p.m. at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Colton Dean Chrisman, infant son of Kara and Adam Chrisman of Clarksville, died Thursday, July 25, 2001. Graveside services were held Saturday at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Area survivors include his grandparents, Merrie and Bill Chrisman of Hartman; great-grandparents, Babe and Leo Chrisman of Hartman, and great-great-grandfather, Orville Marvel of Hartman.

Mabel D. Jones, 89, of Coal Hill died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center, Clarksville. Funeral services were Monday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Cox Chapel, Clarksville. The body will be cremated.

Celesta Arminta White, 63, of Charleston died Saturday, July 28, 2001, in her home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Hixon Cemetery, near Ozark.

Norman Kelly Brandenburg, 69, of   Witter died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Funeral services were Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brashears Funeral Home, with burial at Captain Smith Cemetery, under the direction of Brashears.

Albert Lee Stovall Jr., 44, of Denning died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Full Gospel temple Church. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery near Altus, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ijuana Baber, 63, of Mulberry died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in her home. She was a special education teacher for the Mulberry School District. Graveside services were Friday at 2 p.m. at Dyer Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

J. Mike Sharum, 91, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in an area nursing home. He was a retired farmer, past Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was the brother of Father Peter Sharum, O.S.B., of Charleston. Rosary was recited Friday at 7 p.m. at Putman Funeral Home. Mass was Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface School, 201 N. 19th Street, Fort Smith, AR  72901.

Ruth Evelyn Sherrell, 68, of Tulsa, Okla., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Sand Springs and was retired from Cloth World, where she was employed as a sales associate and craft consultant. She was the widow of Brooklyn Sherrell. Funeral services were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First Assembly of God in Sand Springs. Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. at Sherrellville Cemetery, with arrangements by Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home.

Susan Rebecca Roberson, 24, of Lamar died Friday, Oct.  28, 2001, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. She was an employee of the Johnson County Health Department and a Pentecostal. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holman Cemetery, Lamar, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Ola Mae Kinney, 75, of Ozark, the widow of James Douglas Kinney, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired restaurant cook and a member of the Union Assembly of God. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Roseville. Burial will be at McVay Cemetery, west of Paris, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Onella G. Kirby, 88, of Altus died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. She was a homemaker and a member of Grenades Chapel Church. Graveside services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harmon Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Ad Oral Highfield, 95, of Fort Smith, formerly of Altus/Ozark area, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. Graveside services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Still Cemetery in Clarksville, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Ozark.

Carl Lee Hobbs, 87, of Lindsay, Calif., formerly of Franklin County, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Lindsay. He was a resident of Tulare County area for 66 years and farmed in the Lindsay/Strathmore/Exeter areas and owned a store in Plainview before his retirement. He was the brother of the late Velma Alston of Ozark. Graveside services were Friday at 2 p.m. at Woodville Cemetery, Woodville, Calif. Burial was under the direction of Myers Funeral Service of Porterville.

ALLAN STURDIVANT - 46,  of Ozark died Monday, Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Edward Mercy medical Center of injuries sustained on Dec. 2.
   Suvivors include his wife, Donna Smith Sturdivant; two daughters, Dana and Breanna of the home; his parents, Kenneth and Zenith Sturdivant of Ozark; two sisters, Brenda Beard and Rhonda Dutton, bot of Ozark; a brother, T.L. Sturdivant of Ozark; and his grandfather, Russell Hall of Elk City, Okla.
   Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Schlinker and Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

JEWELL MCILROY -, 90, died Monday, Dec. 10, at her home.
Suvivors include a daughter, Dena Ansley, of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Euleta Reeves of Ozark; six grandsons, three granddaughers, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Maxine McIlroy, resided with her.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Highland Cemetery.
Louis D. `Luke' Peyton Jr., five, of Maumelle died last week in Perry County. He was a kindergarten student at Crystal Hills Elementary. His mother, Amber Roach, resides in Ozark. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 12 noon at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock. Burial will be at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Thursday at Glenwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Memorials may be made to The Morgan Nick Foundation, P.O. Box 1033, Alma, AR 72921.

Louis D. `Lou' Peyton Sr., 34, of Maumelle died last week in Perry County. A native of Jacksonville, he was a graduate of Monticello High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Wednesday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, Little Rock, with burial at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle. Memorials may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 712 West Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Raymond G. Gaines, 72, of Ozark died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. He was a retired painter for the Boeing Company and a member of Colonial Assembly of God Church in Wichita, Kan. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Williams Cemetery in Johnson County.

Kendall L. Dixon, 80, of Lamar died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Lamar. He was a Baptist, a lay minister of Catalpa, Yale and Oark, and a member of the Mulberry Lodge and Mulberry Valley Grange. Graveside services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at Case Cemetery, Fallsville, with burial under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Buster Herbert Harris, 83, of Hartman died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Russellville Nursing Center. He was a union laborer, a Pentecostal and a member of the VFW and Laborers Local 107. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Cox Chapel, Clarksville. Burial will be at Hartman Cemetery.

Thomas `Tom' Yarbrough, 94, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the Ozark Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and timber worker and was the widower of Pearl Yarbrough. Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, with burial at Sherman Cemetery.

Josie Emaline Willis Robinson, 95, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Clarksville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. Among area survivors include a son, Lawrence Robinson of Coal Hill. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Roller-Cox  Chapel, Clarksville, with burial at Porter Cemetery in Hunt.

Nancy K. Nichols, 76, of Ozark died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Ozark Nursing Home. She was a member of First Christian Church of Ozark. Survivors include a brother, James W. Nichols, of Ozark. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Ozark.

Euticha Parker, 81, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in the Van Buren hospital. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Alfreda Covert of Altus. Funeral services were Saturday at 10 a.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Jackson Cemetery.

Robert Houston Brewer, 34, of Mountainburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at his home. He was a Whirlpool employee, a member of River Valley Off Road and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was born in Ozark to Robert and Betty Patterson Brewer of Mountainburg. Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at New Cemetery, Mulberry, with burial under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry.

Earl Dean Williams, 60, of Ozark died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of National Automatic Sprinkler Industry. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cecil Methodist Church, with burial at Cecil Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Warren Guy Conley, 80, a lifelong resident of Ozark, died Sunday, Jan. 27,2002, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. Cremation was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. There will be no service.

Melvin Harden, 72, of Altus died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center, Clarksville. He was a retired knife sharpener for Tyson and a Methodist. Funeral services were Monday at 10 a.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Jackson Cemetery.

Earl Jackson, 81, of Chehalis, Wash., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at his home. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a retired supervisor with Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant, having worked 35 years in Los Angeles and Chehalis. He attended Napavine Assembly of God. Among his survivors is a sister, Alpha Johnston of Ozark. Funeral services were Saturday at Lighthouse Community Church, Chehalis, with burial in Grand Mound Cemetery, Rochester, Wash. Memorials may be made to Napavine Assembly of God Church, 411 Second Ave. S.E., Napavine, Wash., 98565, or the American Cancer Society, 2120 First Ave. N., Seattle, Wash., 98109.

Delorne Lavaughn Harman, 52, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in a one-vehicle accident near St. Paul. He was a carpenter, a United States Army veteran and a Jehovah's Witness. Among his survivors are two sons, Delorne L. Harman Jr. and Maken Wade Harman, both of Altus; and a sister, Eula Jean Stacy of Ozark. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Patrick Cemetery. Cremation was under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.


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