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.

Mary Caroline Ketter, 85, of Charleston died Monday, July 29, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston, the Sacred Heart Mother's Society and the Catholic Knights of America. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Judy Dees, 63, of rural Ozark died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in an auto accident on Highway 23 north. She was a retired musician and arts and music teacher and attended First Christian Church. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Ozark. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Arts Council.

Roy Allen Sloan Jr., 44, of Branch died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in Booneville. He was a member of Branch Church of Christ and an employee of Starks Manufacturing Co. in Paris. Memorial services were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Branch Church of Christ. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery, north of Branch, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. The body was cremated.

Ruby Bernetta MacCameron, 85, of Van Buren died Saturday, July 27, 2002, in a Van Buren nursing home. She was a retired school teacher, a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntington, W.Va., and a Marshall University alumni. Graveside services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at Highland Cemetery, Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Earline F. Franklin, 88, of Fort Smith, formerly of Coal Hill, died Monday, July 29, 2002, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, an artist and musician and a lifetime member of the Coal Hill Presbyterian Church. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coal Hill Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Robert Hugh Binyon, 87, of Paris died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the Paris hospital. He was a retired coal miner and the father of Lonnie Binyon of Charleston. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Paris. Burial was under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Richard `Dick' Johnson, 66, of Fort Smith died Sunday, July 28, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was the father of Kathy Shaffer of Ozark. He was retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard and Yellow Freight in Moore, Okla., and was a former member and past president of Fort Smith Jaycees. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Van Buren. Burial with full military honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Booneville, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 11500 North Rodney-Parham Executive Bldg., Suite 19-20, Little Rock, AR 72212.

Harry A. `Tony' McDonald, 63, of 12224 Lee Point Road, Ozark, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, after an extended illness from cancer. He was a Marine and worked with the State Department as a narcotics agent, working with the Guatemalan Secret Police. He learned to speak Spanish fluently during 10 years of service at the American Embassy in El Salvador and later was a state certified court translator and translated for both Franklin County and the City of Ozark court procedures. He was a former sports and feature writer for The Spectator and had classroom experience in teaching both English and Spanish. Memorial services will be private. Contributions in his memory may be to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Frederick G. Bowen, of Purcell, Okla., died Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Michael's Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla., after an extended illness. He lived most of his life at Coal Hill. Funeral services were held at Pauls Valley, Okla., Sept. 30, with burial at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Ark.

Ethel Lee Blair, 107, of Charleston died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Charleston. Born in the Hickory Ridge community in Franklin County, she was a cook for Coney Island and at the Arlington Hotel and was also employed at Ward's Furniture. She was a Baptist. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Tate Cemetery northwest of Charleston. Burial was under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Delia J. Case, 83, of Salus died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Clarksville Convalescent Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Holiness Church. She was also the mother of Vonda Hudson of Charleston. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Free Holiness Church at Salus. Burial was at Case Cemetery, Fallsville, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Floyd Eugene King, 77, of London died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at his home. He was the brother of Juanita Hunsucker of Ozark. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served as a gunnersmate aboard the U.S.S. Hancock and U.S.S. Hampton in three battle engagements in the South Pacific. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and attended jump school in Fort Benning, Ga., where he received his parachutists wings. He was assigned to the 325th Glider Infantry and later to the 504th parachute Infantry. He attended Military Police School in Carlyle Barracks, Pa., and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Military Police Company in Ft. Bragg, N.C., where he served until 1954. He later joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Goose Bay, Labrador, until being honorably discharged. He received the `Soldier of the Month' award in 1949 and in 2001 received a certificate of appreciation from the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division. A former employee of Whirlpool and member of the United Steel Workers, he retired from Rheems of Fort Smith. Graveside services were Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fort Smith National Cemetery, with burial under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Paul George Locke, 88, of Fort Smith, well-known in Franklin County, died Oct. 1, 2002, at his home. A native of Missouri, he was an All-Star football player at Washington University and was recruited for the first professional football league. He majored in political science, and while in college, sang in productions at the St. Louis Metropolitan Opera. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the fighting 69th Infantry division and as a public works and utilities officer, Vienna, Austria, Area Command, holding the rank of major in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a deacon emeritus at East Side Baptist Church and served five terms on the Sebastian County Quorum Court. Funeral services were Friday at 1 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, Fort Smith, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery by Edwards Funeral Home.

Clara Ellen House, 82, of Lavaca died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, in Lavaca. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church at Lavaca. Area survivor is a daughter, Betty Berry of Charleston. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Lavaca First Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Measles Cemetery, Lavaca, under the direction of Smith Mortuary.

Victoria Lynn `Vicki' Moorman, 25, of Barstow, Calif., the daughter of Dennis Lowrimore of Mulberry, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. She was a respiratory therapist at Barstow Community Hospital and a member of St. Joseph's Church. She was the granddaughter of Butch and Jeanette Lowrimore of Mulberry. A remembrance gathering was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Van Buren. Interment was at Gracelawn Cemetery in Fort Smith. Local arrangements were by Griffin Leggett Healey. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1707, Colton, CA 92324.

Christian Trouble Miller, infant son of Kelly Johnson and Jerry Miller Jr. of Ozark, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Grove Church. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Caulksville, under the direction of Murry Funeral Home of Paris.

Robert Parsons, 97, of Subiaco died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, in the Paris hospital. He was a member of Midway Assembly of God Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Harriettie. He was the father of Linda Mason of Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Thursday at Midway Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Horne Cemetery, Midway, under the direction of Murry Funeral Home of Paris. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Midway Assembly of God Church.

Clara Gramlich, 94, of Fort Smith died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. Born in Charleston, she was retired from St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Boniface, RSVP and the Catholic Business Women. Local survivors include a sister, Anna Belle Miesner of Charleston. Rosary was Monday evening at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Funeral mass was recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Jerry Strain, 59, of Hector, a former water superintendent for the City of Ozark, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003. He served in the Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, worked for the Coca Cola Company for 10 years, was a member of the Police Reserves in Redlands, Calif., a former water superintendent for the City of Hector and a former truck driver for Kirby Specialists Corporation of Russellville. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Blocker Lodge No. 247 in Booneville and the American Legion and attended Grace Baptist Church in Russellville. Memorial services were Saturday at 9 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Russellville, followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Okla. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1800 S. Knoxville Ave., Russellville, AR 72801.

Nicholas Ryan Green, infant son of Miranda Green and Elias Olmos of Charleston, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, in Little Rock. Graveside services were Monday at 10 a.m. at Parks Cemetery, Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Imogene Bowley, 82, of Charleston died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Charleston. Funeral services were Friday at 3 p.m. at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston. Burial was at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Leah Fern (Buckner) Franklin was born February 5, 1910, to Charlie and Cora Buckner in Ozark. She passed from this life in Selma, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2003, at the age of 92 years, 11 months, 22 days. She was a homemaker. Local survivors include her brother, Guy Buckner, of Ratcliff and three sisters of Ozark, Inez Wisdom, Farris Smith and Mary Skelton. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cemetery Ridge, next to her husband, William B. Franklin.

Hunter Alan Atkinson, 10-month-old son of Nathan and Corey Bonds Atkinson of Ozark, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. The infant was born at May 2, 2002, in Clarksville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Dyer Cemetery in Dyer. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday at the funeral home.

Graphic Publisher dies at Clarksville -- Bob Fisher, 84, publisher of the Johnson County Graphic at Clarksville for 32 years, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, in Clarksville. He purchased the Graphic in 1971 and three years later merged the Herald-Democrat with the Graphic. He has been associated with newspapers either as an editor or a publisher for almost 60 years and was a former president of the Arkansas Press Association and a former mayor of Danville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Clarksville, with burial at Oakland Cemetery.

Marcus Dale Whittington, 57, of Fort Smith died Monday, March 31, 2003, in Fort Smith. Born at Charleston, he was a former resident of Bost Human Development Center, Fort Smith, where he worked in the Skill Center. He participated in the Special Olympics and was a member of Charleston United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul C. and Vernice Vest Whittington, and a brother, Lowell Whittington. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Charleston, with burial at Lowes Creek Cemetery, north of Branch, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bost, Inc., P.O. Box 11495, Ft. Smith, AR 72917-1495.

Virginia Ray Reed, 83, of Mulberry, the widow of Troy E. Reed, Sr., died Monday, March 31, 2003, in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church in Mulberry and a former resident of Altus. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mulberry. Burial will be at New Cemetery in Mulberry, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

Virginia Piercefield, 77, of Alma, formerly of Mulberry, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a Pentecostal and the widow of Albert Piercefield. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Cemetery, Mulberry, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Barry Wayne Pyron, 52, of Clarksville died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center after an illness of about two months. He was a graduate of Clarksville High School and attended the College of the Ozarks and R.G. Le Turneau College in Longview, Texas. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a truck driver and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Charles Richard Geyer, 60, of Ozark died Monday, March 31, 2003, at his home. He was a retired fence builder, an Air Force veteran and a Baptist. The body was cremated, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. No services will be held.

Edward H. Douglas, 82, of Lavaca died Saturday, March 29, 2003. Born at Charleston, he was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired mechanic for Sebastian County and a member of First Baptist Church in Lavaca, the DAV, the VFW and the American Legion. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lavaca First Baptist Church. Burial, with full military honors, was at Measles Cemetery in Lavaca, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Glen Allen LaRue, 65, of Altus died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his home. He was a retired truck driver, an Army veteran and a member of Woodmen of the World and Covenant Promise Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, Kan.

May Kennedy, 74, of Charleston, the widow of Al Kennedy, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in her home. She was a retired computer programmer for the Van Buren Water Department and a Methodist. Graveside services were Monday at 10 a.m. at Morris Cemetery, Bloomer, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Jimmy D. Brotherton, 65, of Branch died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired brick mason and timber buyer, an avid sportsman and a member of Branch First Baptist Church and Ratcliff Lodge No. 411. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Branch First Baptist Church, with burial at Garden of Memories in Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary.

Welton T. Hall, 88, of Fort Smith, formerly of Branch, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in a Van Buren nursing home. Born at Cecil, he was retired from Berylwood Investment Company in Somis, Calif., and the Oxnard Union High School District and was a member of the Elks Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fort Smith. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Caulksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with burial at Caulksville Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to Cecil Methodist Church, Cecil, AR 72930, or to Caulksville Presbyterian Church, Ratcliff, AR 72951.

Elsie M. Bass Matus, 96, of Arcadia, Calif., died Friday, March 21, 2003, in her home. Born in Denning, she retired after 20 years as a second grade school teacher with the Baldwin Park, Calif., school district. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brents Matus, and her brother, Floyd Bass of Ozark. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Live Oak Memorial Chapel, Monrovia, Calif., with burial at Live Oak Memorial Park.

Kevin Dwayne Roper, 36, of Clarksville was killed Tuesday, March 25, 2003, when his tractor-trailer overturned on Highway 21 about eight miles north of Clarksville. Born in Ozark, he was a graduate of Scranton High School and a truck driver for Kenny Milam Logging. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church, with burial at Wares Chapel Cemetery in Scranton. Arrangements were by Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Opal Arnett, 98, of Fort Smith died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church at Paris and was the widow of Hugh D. Arnett. She was born at Etna and was the sister of Kate Riley of Caulksville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston. Burial was at Caulksville City Cemetery at Caulksville.

Ardella Willis, 73, of Kibler died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Alma Health and Rehab. She was a member of the Alma Full Gospel Church and was retired from Ft. Smith Rim and Bow. Area survivors include a son, Everett Willis of Ozone. Funeral services were Friday at 10 a.m. at Ocker Memorial Chapel, Van Buren, with burial at Hogan Cemetery at Hunt.

James Lawrence Dorney, 70, of Hartman died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. A lifelong resident of Hartman, he was an Army veteran, having served with Co. I, 10th Infantry, Regiment 28 Infantry Division in Germany. He was employed by Hartman Waterworks as operations and maintenance for 24 years and served on the Westside School Board for eight years. A memorial graveside service will be held at Kendall Cemetery with the date to be announced later. The body was cremated, with arrangements under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Rev. Earl Storey, 79, of Charleston died Monday, June 2, 2003, in his home. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister and a farmer, a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Ratcliff Masonic Lodge No. 411, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Shriners and the Branch First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Branch First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Center Valley Cemetery in Bloomer, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Estella Ruth Hansen, 91, of Edwards, Mo., formerly of Oak Bend community, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was a member of El-Bethel Baptist Church, Belton, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Hansen, and a son, Chris. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Park Lawn Chapel, Kansas City, Mo., with burial at Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

Nadine Dean, 66, of Barling died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. Born in Ozark, she was a retired nurse for Sparks Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were at 10 a.m Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith. Burial was at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville.

Charles Henry Cheely, 73, of Mulberry died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in an area hospital. He was a Navy veteran and farmer. A private service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Steve Chrisman, 43, of Ozark died unexpectedly Monday, June 2, 2003, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Shaffer Funeral Home.

Dr. J.E. Bradley, 82, a long-time chiropractic physician in Ozark and Paris, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003. He was residing near Clinton, Ky., having recently moved to semi-retire near the area where he was reared. He served with the U.S. Marines in World War II, attended the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill., and practiced for 42 years. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bradley Family Cemetery, east of Pryorsburg, Ky. Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home of Clinton, Ky.

Melba Morse Battles, 69, of Mulberry died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was an apartment manager and a member of First Baptist Church of Mulberry. Graveside memorial services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Cemetery, Mulberry, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry. The body was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to New Cemetery Historical Project at the Bank of Mulberry.

Landen Laurence Moss, the infant son of Cameron Moss and Heather Laughter Keech of Hartman, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center, Clarksville. Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Belt Cemetery, near Ozark, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Lacy Jewel Daniel, 91, of Mulberry died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in an area hospital. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Vine Prairie Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vine Prairie Baptist Church, Mulberry, with burial at New Cemetery, Mulberry, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pete David Palacios, 62, of Ratcliff died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in his home. He was the owner of Pete's Carpet in Ratcliff. The body was cremated under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

Oma M. Cox, 74, of Hunt, the widow of Robert Cox, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in her home. She was the mother of Linda S. James of Hartman. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Hunt. Burial was under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Harold Lee Morgan, 60, of Fort Smith, formerly of Mountain Top, died June 10, 2003, in his home. He attended the Grenades Chapel School before moving to DeSoto, Kan., where he graduated from DeSoto High School in 1959. After a brief tour in the United States Air Force, he graduated from Santa Barbara Barber College and made his home in southern California until returning to the Ozark area in 1970. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gar Creek Cemetery, north of Ozark.

Margie Rae Sexton Moore, 72, of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock. The widow of Junior L. Moore, she was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Cox Chapel, Clarksville, with burial at Oark Cemetery.

Arthur Alan Davenport, 54, of Hartman died Friday, June 20, 2003, at the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was a waterproofer and an Army veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart in Vietnam. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Hartman Cemetery Association board. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville. Burial, with military honors, was at Hartman Cemetery, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Maxine Phillips, 75, of Visalia, Calif., died Thursday, June 5, 2003. Born in Ozark, she graduated from Ozark High School on May 25, 1945, moved to Visalia in June of that year and two months later began work as an aide at Visalia Municipal Hospital. She graduated as a licensed vocational nurse from College of the Sequoias in Visalia in June, 1968, and worked at Kaweah Delta Hospital until August 1980. At her request, there were no services.

Cecil Martin, 67, of Evansville, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa, Okla. He was a retired truck driver and of the Assembly of God faith. He was the brother of Zelma Boen of Ozark and Dale Martin of Hartman. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God in Clarksville. Burial was at Batson Cemetery, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


 


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