Miscellaneous Garland County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Myrtle C. Cheatham 
Services for Myrtle Calhoun Cheatham, 83, of Hot Springs, who died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cottrell Chapel CME with the Rev. M.N. Lightner officiating.

Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cottrell Chapel CME.

The family will be at 118 Mellersh.

Arrangements are by Page's Mortuary.

Billy G. Davis 
Billy Gray Davis, 54, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at a local hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1943, at Shreveport, La., to Claude Runyan and Martha Jane Gray Davis, he was a car buyer and member of Second Baptist Church of Malvern. He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Jane Phifer.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Navarre Davis of Hot Springs; a son, Billy Gray Davis II of Sheridan; two daughters, Karmel Gwin Cunningham of Annapolis, Md., and Cheryl Payne of Benton; his father, Runyan Davis of Malvern; and a brother, Claud Allen Davis of Malvern.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Atkinson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Edgar N. Sutton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jones, Doug Shockey, Guy Roark, Lewis Cooper, Bruce Fickle, Dale Coleman, Larry Johnson and Phil Threet.

Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Ralstin, Johnny Duke and J.O. Ross.

Burial will be in Lono Cemetery.

Betty Hardage 
BLACK SPRINGS _ Services for Betty Hardage, 59, of Black Springs, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, will be 1 p.m. today at Cox-Head Cemetery at Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Marvin Black officiating.

Arrangements are by Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.

Antoinette O'Malley 
Mass of Christian Burial for Antoinette "Tonie" O'Malley, 78, of Hot Springs, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Monsignor Leo Riedmueller as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Elsie Pierce 
GLENWOOD _ Elsie Pierce, 68, of Glenwood died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in a Hot Springs hospital.

She was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Yazoo City, Miss., to Guybal and Catherine McGathy Glenn Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Troy O. Pierce of Glenwood; two sons, Troy E. Pierce of Naples, Fla., and Bobby Harold Pierce of Dallas; four daughters, Elizabeth Laster and Jeanette Luker, both of Glenwood, Shirley Helms of Louise, Miss., and Merrie Sue Homan of Lodi; five brothers, James Glenn of Selma and Billy Glenn, Guybal Glenn Jr., John Glenn and Buddy Glenn, all of Houston; one sister, Inez Glenn of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lodi Cemetery with Brother Greg Cowart officiating.

Arrangements are by Davis-Smith Funeral Home.

Wilma E. Potochan 
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE _ Wilma E. Potochan of Hot Springs Village died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998.

Born in Pittsburg, Kan., she was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Fran Genat of Hot Springs Village and Mildred and David Navarre of Huron, Ohio; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerome and Sharon Stein and Dr. Gregory Stein.

No services will be held.

The body was cremated and will be sent to Kansas.

Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Caruth Village Funeral Home.

Edna Staley 
BRIDGE CITY, Texas _ Edna Staley, 88, of Bridge City, Texas, formerly of Hot Springs, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998.

Born Oct. 19, 1909, at Union, Okla., to Herman and Martha Nolte Lindemann, she was a homemaker, member of First Lutheran Church of Hot Springs and worked with Lutheran Braille. She was predeceased by one brother and four sisters.

Survivors include a son, Carl Staley of Bridge City; two grandchildren, Cody Johnston and Kyle Johnston; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church with Pastor R. Jacobs officiating.

Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Dorman Funeral Home.

George T. Sugimoto 
George T. Sugimoto, 69, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1929, in Galt, Calif., he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, poultry technician subcontractor for Hubbard ISA and member of American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Sadako Sugimoto of Hot Springs; and a sister and brother-in-law, Yaeko and Sam Sakai of Sacramento, Calif.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be no services.

Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Bobby G. Taylor 
MALVERN _ Bobby Glenn Taylor, 68, of Malvern died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at a Saline County hospital.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and mechanic retired from Willamette Industries.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Lea Taylor; a stepmother, Pat Taylor; three sisters, Fatie Watson, Dana Thompson and Leta Jo Sweeney; a brother, Billy Gene Taylor; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia Lynn and Euel Morris of Hot Springs, Paula Kay and Danny Crossno of Butterfield and Glenda Lea Thresher and Linda Taylor, both of Malvern; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m Saturday at Cypress Cemetery with the Rev. Don Nordin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Paine, Reggie Harrod, Christopher Nelson, Danny Crossno, Gary Simmons and Danny Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers are the co-workers of Willamette Industries.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Arrangements are by Atkinson Funeral Home. 

Henry M. Cain 
Henry M. Cain, 100, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a local nursing home.

Arrangements will be announced by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Martha Dean 
DOVER _ Martha Dean, 69, of Dover died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a Russellville hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1928, in Georgia, she was Baptist. She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Sara Ponder Stork.

Survivors include her husband, Carmel Dean of Dover; three sons, Carmel David Dean Jr. and Anthony Ray Dean, both of Pearcy, and Rickey Farrell Dean of Hot Springs; a daughter, Sandra Hamilton of Dover; three brothers, James F. Stork of Inglewood, Colo., Junior Stork of Georgia and Donald Stork of Las Vegas; a sister, Inez Garrenn of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Don Kemp officiating.

Pallbearers will be Waco Mayberry, Donald Turner, Jeff Wadley, Jacob Moss, Frank Davis and Charlie Williams.

Burial will be in Peak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

William A. Dye 
William Alberta Dye, 86, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a local nursing home.

Born Sept. 20, 1911, he was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from the U.S. Postal Service and member of National Association of Retired Persons, American Legion and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Gibson Dye of Hot Springs; and five daughters, Carmelita Bryant and Lorita Shelton, both of Detroit, Peggy Dye of New York, Hazel McRae of California and June McRae of Phoenix.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Brandon's Mortuary chapel.

The body was cremated.

Burial will be in National Cemetery.

Bobby Graves 
NORMAN _ Bobby Graves, 77, of Norman died Wednesday, July 1, 1998.

Born Dec. 19, 1920, to Thomas Joseph Cooper and Harriet Elizabeth Sells Graves, he was a forestry technician retired from the Caddo District of the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Florine Petty Graves; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Don and Milly Graves of Huntsville, Texas, and Ronny Joe and Nancy Graves of Killeen, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shauna Ann and Ron Willis of St. Peters, Mo., and Gayla Beth and Blake McKinney of Arkadelphia; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Whisenhunt of Hot Springs; and one brother, Edmond Graves of Norman.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. James Hughes and Blake McKinney officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Mount Gilead Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are by Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Odessa D. Haynes 
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Odessa Doss Haynes, 94, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998.

Born April 3, 1904, she was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Benny Haynes Sr.; one son, Grady Haynes; and her parents, Frank and Cycemasa Doss.

Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Benny Haynes Jr. and Lenwood and Josephine Haynes, all of Bradley, Charles and Mabel Haynes of Hope, and Claude Haynes of Shreveport, La; and four daughters and three sons-in-law, Essie Lee and Monroe Howard of Fort Worth, Louise and Johnny Fleming of Lewisville, Cleo Doss of San Francisco and Eardene and Fred Hamilton of Mountain Pine.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Union Hill Baptist Church, Canfield, with the Rev. William Haynes officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bradley.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements are by Brandon's Mortuary, Hope.

Willie F. Holt Sr. 
ARKADELPHIA _ Willie F. Holt Sr., 61, of Arkadelphia died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a Hot Springs hospital.

Born Nov. 7, 1936, in Forrest, Miss., to Jessie and Mattie Mowdy Holt, he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, worked for ICC Railroad and Clark County Road Department, was a carpenter and member of Baring Cross Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Fite Holt; two sons, James W. Holt and Willie F. Holt Jr., both of Arkadelphia; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Holt of Mountain Pine and Rosezetta A. Luna of Jacksonville, N.C.; a brother, the Rev. David Holt of Morton, Miss.; three sisters, Kate Mathis and Jeanette Armstrong, both of Crystal Springs, Miss., and Betty Moudy of Pelahatchie, Miss.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Calhoun officiating.

Burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery near Willow.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

James E. Hudson 
BAYTOWN, Texas _ James Edward Hudson, 70, of Baytown, Texas, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998.

Born Dec. 26, 1927, in Dalark, to Bud and Lillie Digby Hudson, he was a retired butcher.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Parker Hudson; one son, James E. Hudson Jr. of San Antonio; two stepsons, Mike Harrison of Laporte, Texas, and Terry Harrison of Kilgore, Texas; three daughters, Becky Hudson and Linda Hudson, both of San Antonio, and Tammy Hudson of Singers, Texas; one brother, L.B. Hudson of Camden; four sisters, Elmer Efird of Malvern, Virginia Kling of Hot Springs and Annie Rucker and Katie Gilbert, both of Texarkana; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Fendley officiating.

Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Arrangements are by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

Milton Neal 
MOUNTAIN PINE _ Milton Neal, 92, of Mountain Pine died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Lake Charles, La.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Gross Funeral Home chapel.

Burial will be in Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Desser L. Perry 
LITTLE ROCK _ Desser L. Perry, 67, of Little Rock, formerly of Hot Springs, died Monday, June 29, 1998.

Born May 9, 1931, in Haynesville, La., to Otis Lane and Pearline Wilson, she was a Jehovah's Witness in the South Congregation.

Survivors include three sons, Nathaniel Lane of Malvern and Coy Lee Perry and Billy Doyle Perry, both of Hot Springs; a daughter, LaVerne Perry Duvall of Little Rock; three brothers, Odell Lane, John Calvin Wilson and Andrew Wilson III; four sisters, Little Dale Berry, Lean Wilson, Patricia Coleman and Bobby Smith; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home chapel with Elder Clemnon White officiating.

Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Hot Springs.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lyda A. Wolf 
Lyda A. Wolf, 87, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born June 27, 1911, in Norman, she was owner of Lyda's Art Studio, a member of Arkansas Hair Dressers Association, Central Bowling Lanes, St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was a choir member, a volunteer at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center and Retreat League of Coury House at Subiaco. She was predeceased by her husband, Dan E. Wolf.

Survivors include one son, John E. Wolf of Hot Springs; two daughters, Jane E. Robertson of Plano, Texas, and Anne M. Diggs of Bonnerdale; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Gross Funeral Home chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Monsignor Leo Riedmuller as celebrant.

Pallbearers will be John Edward Wolf Jr., Daniel E. Wolf II, Vincent J. Wolf II, David B. Robertson, Tom Wolf Robertson, Jim R. Diggs, Paul E. Diggs and Trey Robertson.

Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bismarck.
 

Joe Byers 
DARDANELLE _ Joe Byers, 87, of Dardanelle died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in a Dardanelle nursing center.

Born May 9, 1911, in Pike City to Ira C. and Allie Woolard Byers, he was a power plant operator the Fayetteville V.A. hospital and World War II U.S. Navy veteran and member of Dardanelle First Baptist Church and Heaven-Bound Sunday School class.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sadie Byers of Dardanelle; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jolene Maupin and Dr. James L. Maupin of Dardanelle and Inez Cline of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Christina Maupin of Dardanelle, Bill Cline of Hot Springs and Nancy Cline Minton of Story; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle with Dr. Bob Parsley and the Rev. Kent Tallent officiating.

Burial was in Brearly Cemetery.

Pallbearers were the Rev. Milton Cowling, Pete Tilmon, Orville Brown, Roy Aday, Jimmy Martin, Frank Johnston, the Heaven-Bound class and First Baptist Church's pastor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent the building fund of First Baptist Church.

Alice Dunson 
LANGLEY _ Alice Dunson, 89, of Langley died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998.

Born Feb. 20, 1909, at Albert Pike to William Elisha and Caroline Febea Hunter Rainwater, she was a retired teacher, graduate of Henderson State Teachers College and member of Daisy Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude Dunson; a brother, Albert Rainwater; and a sister, Esther Prince.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Yvonne Dunson of Langley; a grandson, John Dunson; a granddaughter, Theresa Stevens; a great-granddaughter; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Juanita Rainwater of Mena; a niece; and a nephew.

Services will be 2 p.m Thursday at Langley Hall Church with the Rev. J.B. Evans officiating.

Burial will be in Langley Hall Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Elmer L. Flowers 
ARKADELPHIA _ Elmer Lee Flowers, 79, of Arkadelphia died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in an Arkadelphia hospital.

Born July 16, 1919, in DeRoche to Ira Elmer and Mittie Owens Flowers, he was a crane operator retired from Reynolds Metal Co. and member of DeRoche Missionary Baptist Church. He was predeceased by a son, Tim Wayne Flowers, and three brothers, Cotton Flowers, A.J. Flowers and Fred Flowers.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Flowers of Arkadelphia; a brother, John Flowers of Sheridan; a sister, Evelyn Shockey of Arkadelphia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at DeRoche Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to DeRoche Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

Everett A. Moore 
Everett A. Moore, 68, of Hot Springs died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at home.

Born Oct. 23, 1930, in St. Louis, he was predeceased by his father, Everett F. Moore.

Survivors include his stepmother, Agnes Moore of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Services were Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Missouri with Spencer Furby officiating.

Arrangements were by McDaniel Funeral Service Inc., Kennett, Mo.

Grace M. Postlewate 
Grace Marie Postlewate, 88, of Hot Springs died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in a local nursing home.

Born Jan. 20, 1910, at Hawes, she was a registered nurse retired from U.S. Army and V.A. hospitals, member of New Salem United Methodist Church and Oaklawn United Methodist Church, active in Outreach Program and Pricilla Circle and charter member of Aldersgate Camp for Children, Potters Clay and Salvation Army Medical Fellowship. She was predeceased by her husband, James F. Postlewate; and her parents, James H. and Irene Curl Lynch.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hedrick of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W. Christopher Cooper officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Oaklawn United Methodist Church or New Salem United Methodist Church.

Elvera L.S. Summerville 
MOUNTAIN PINE _ Elvera Lou Smith Summerville, 72, of Mountain Pine died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at home.

Born June 25, 1926, at Vaden, she was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and foster grandparent for Mountain Pine Head Start. She was predeceased by her parents, Will and Lou Carter Smith; two brothers, Efran Smith and Henry Smith; and a sister, Emma Smith Fites.

Survivors include her husband, William Summerville of Mountain Pine; three sons and a daughter-in-law, W.H. Allen and Alfred and Shirley Summerville, all of Hot Springs, and Travis Summerville of Mountain Pine; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Judy Denton, Peggy and Jerry Poindexter, Zoreta and Leland Fitzpatrick, Janice and John Anderson and Jacqueline and Eric Roberson, all of Hot Springs, Charlotte and Ed Dorhan of Rowlett, Texas, and Annette Summerville of Mountain Pine; two brothers, Columbus Smith of Mountain Pine and Willis Smith of Sparkman; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Theodis Brown and Pastor D. Jones officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Poindexter, Charles Page, Joe Hill, Derek Allen, Al Summerville, Travis Summerville and Bill Allen.

Honorary pallbearers are George Browning, Anthony Smith, Eric Anderson and Ed Dorhan.

Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery, Delark.

Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Arrangements are by Brandon's Mortuary, Hot Springs.

Carlton A. Weeks 
PENCIL BLUFF _ Carlton Allen Weeks, 74, of Pencil Bluff died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998.

Born Nov. 2, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio, to Arthur Blackeman Weeks and Prue Ann Potter, he was predeceased by two sons, Tommy Adams and Steven Weeks.

Survivors include his wife, Cretia Weeks; a daughter, Stacie Lea Weeks; and two sons, Bobby Weeks and Jed Weeks.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pencil Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. David Birdsong officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Weeks, Jed Weeks, Dewayne Steers, Owen Alford, Bill McKimm and John Mitchell.

Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery with a military service.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Arrangements are by Thornton Funeral Home, Mount Ida.

Rosalind C. Welch 
Rosalind Cloud Welch, 92, of Hot Springs died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at home.

Born Oct. 26, 1906, at Canton, Miss., she was an executive secretary retired from the American Red Cross, and member of First Baptist Church and Sunday School Teaching in Canton, 20th Century Club and Business and Professional Women's Club where she was elected Woman of the Year.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Bill Wallace of Hot Springs Village and Cody Rosamond of Houston; a brother, James Cloud of Laurel, Miss.; two sisters, Lee Mayo of Raymond, Miss., and Charlotte Mertz of Gautier, Miss.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Canton Cemetery, Canton, with the Rev. Bill Hurt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.


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