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H.D. Taylor
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Humbert D. "H.D." Taylor, 69, of Mountain View died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born March 14, 1927, at Booneville, Miss., he was the son of Wiley O. and Mennie Lee Taylor. He was a retired employee of Freullauf Trailer Co. and for several years provided emergency ambulance service for Stone County and surrounding areas. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served on the military police force. He was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and making fishing lures.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae Barnes Taylor; two sons, Duane Taylor and Rex L. Taylor, both of Mountain View; a daughter, Monica Guinn of Mountain View; three grandchildren, Becky Marie Taylor, Cheri Taylor and Nathan Guinn; a great-granddaughter, Makenzie Maine; four sisters, Verdie Hill of Bauldin, Miss., Victoria Mears of Duck Hill, Miss., Ollie Pendley of Ostell, Ga., and Mittie Ree Mooreland of Tupelo, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herbert Roy Taylor; and three sisters, Ruby Lee Kimbrell, Emma Lou Barnes and Anna Bell Houston.
The funeral was March 8, 1997, at School Avenue Church of Christ in Mountain View with Frank Curtis officiating. Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Coffman Funeral Home.

Minnie C. Simmerman
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Minnie C. Simmerman, 76, of Mountain View died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in a Mountain View nursing home.
Born June 16, 1920, at Mountain View, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Sarah Green Simmerman. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Lee Sears; four brothers, Bill Simmerman of Batesville, Lincoln Simmerman of Norfork, Lendon "Chuck" Simmerman of Mountain View and Charlie Simmerman of Centralia, Mo.; and a sister, Mary Alice Coble of Clear Water, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Woodrow Simmerman, Kit Carson Simmerman and Pete Simmerman.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View with Alton Holt officiating. Burial will be in Flatwoods Cemetery.

Florence Henry
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Florence Henry, 91, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at Harrison.
She was born in Searcy County on Dec. 18, 1905. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Martin "Dick" Henry of Marshall, Virgil Henry of Vicksburg, Miss., and Leon Henry of Hardy; three daughters, Virbil Lee Gassaway of Marshall, Diane Brewer of Onia and Patsy Jones of Big Flat; a brother, Willard Cox of Florida; three sisters, Lena Hill of Marshall, Mae King of Missouri and Rena Adams of Michigan; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was March 10 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Marshall with Luther Branscum and Roy Ragland officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery in Marshall.

Orbria L. Brogdon
Orbria L. Brogdon, 81, of Batesville died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born in Walnut Grove on April 26, 1915, he was the son of George and Linda Ross Brogdon. He was a member of Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder for several years. He retired from the Pepsi-Cola Co. after 30 years of service.
Survivors include two sons, Lynos Brogdon of Cushman and Ronnie Brogdon of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Marie McQuary and Carolyn Sisk, both of Batesville; a sister, Ortha Martin of Springdale; 14 grandchildren, Donnie McQuary and Charles McQuary, both of Texas, Jodi Brogdon Wright, Tim McQuary and David McQuary, all of Batesville, Rick Brogdon and Randy Brogdon, both of Cushman, David Brogdon of Batesville, Jay Brogdon and Mary Katherine Brogdon, both of Cherokee Village, Wayne Smart of Newark, Paul Johnson of Jonesboro and Velda Smith of Idaho; two step-granddaughters, Heather Moore of Batesville and Deborah Ann Southard of Germany; nine great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Togy Brogdon; a daughter, Bobbie Charlene Brogdon; two brothers, Russell Brogdon and Floyd Brogdon; and two sisters, Elza Brogdon and Fannie Bradley Jones.
The funeral was March 10 at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Batesville. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery near Charlotte under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.

John H. Henderson
John Hampton Henderson, 22, of Batesville died Friday, March 7, 1997, near Newark.
Born March 3, 1975, in Searcy, he was the son of Sandra and Terry Russell of Batesville. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Jeffrey Benjamin Russell of Batesville; a twin sister, Jonnah Kay Henderson of Batesville; and his grandmothers, Wilma Penn and Lora Russell, both of Batesville.
The funeral was March 10 at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Black officiating. Burial was in Roosevelt Cemetery near Pleasant Plains under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Nora A. Jeffery
MELBOURNE - Nora A. Jeffery, 92, of Melbourne died Friday, March 7, 1997.
Born Jan. 7, 1905, she was the daughter of Newton and Jane Bowman Sartin. Known as "Nannie Nora," she was a retired cook from the Pioneer Nursing Home.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd Jeffery of Melbourne; a granddaughter, Renee Jeffery of Hot Springs; a grandson, Randy Jeffery of Little Rock; one she called her granddaughter, Janna Davidson of Salt Lake City, Utah; a great-granddaughter, Tara Clements of Hot Springs; a great-great-granddaughter, Robbie Gayle Clements of Hot Springs; a great-great-grandson, Joe Beary of Sidney; a sister, Bertha Kahoe of Mountain Home; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Jeffery; six brothers; and a sister.
The funeral was March 10 at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial chapel of the Eddie Howard Funeral Home in Melbourne with Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial was at Combs Cemetery.

Ruth Kelley
CAVE CITY - Ruth Ingram Green Kelly, 87, of Jonesboro, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born at Strawberry, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Ingram. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Survivors include a son, Everette Green Jr. of Florissant, Mo.; two daughters, Helen Davis of St. Ann, Mo., and Lillian Yancey of Jonesboro; two brothers, Rubun Ingram of St. Clair, Mo., and Jewell Wes Ingram of Bell, Calif.; a sister, Lois Holland of Strawberry; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Everette Green; her second husband, Milton Kelley; a daughter, Dortha Turner Snider; two brothers, Felix Ingram and Estance Ingram; and a great-great-grandson.
The funeral was March 9 in the Crouch-McGee Funeral Home chapel in Cave City with Leland Warlow officiating. Burial was in Cave City Cemetery.

Dovy Smith
BALD KNOB - Dovy I. Blount Smith, 83, died Sunday, March 9, 1997.
Born Sept. 26, 1913, at Judsonia, she was the daughter of Albert and Magnolia Blount. She was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of Pleasant Plains Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Margretta Blount Babb of Pleasant Plains; a step-grandson, R.L. Smith of Pleasant Plains; three step-great-grandchildren, Devon Smith, Deon Smith and Amy Smith Finley, all of Pleasant Plains; and two step-great-great-grandchildren, Jamy Finley and Logan Smith, both of Pleasant Plains.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Logan Paul Smith; and a stepson, L.D. Smith.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Bald Knob. Burial will be at Pleasant Plains Cemetery.

Vera Mae Soto
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Vera Mae Soto, 85, of Mountain View died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at her home.
Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of Ethel and Rollie Kennard. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mountain View.
Survivors include one son, Charles Hood of Okmulgee, Okla.; six daughters, Sarah Owen of Monroe, La., Barbara Atkins of Mountain View, Naomi Mitchell of Stillwater, Okla., Annette Van Doren of Bethany, Okla., Mary Helen Young of Eufaula, Okla., and Margaret Cooksey of Prague, Okla.; three sisters, Helen Kennard of Denver, Rosemary Harris of Malden, Mo., and Erma Lee Logan of Aline, Okla.; a stepson, Ralph Soto of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Mountain View with the Rev. Don Garrison officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Nazarene Church or the Stone County Library Large Print Books Section.

Aleine E. Thompson
CAVE CITY - Aleine E. Thompson, 87, of Cherokee Village died Friday, March 7, 1997, at an Ash Flat nursing home.
Born Aug. 18, 1909, at Waupaca, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Dora Barnhart Magdanz. She was a domestic engineer for Wisconsin State Institute and was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village.
Survivors include two daughters, Lenice Hansen of Cherokee Village and Mary Mork of Tallahassee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Louie Regel; her second husband, Walter Thompson; a son, Lorin Regel; a daughter, LuElla LaMay; a brother, Robert Magdanz; two sisters, Anita Hansen and Frances Magdanz; and a grandson, Gordon LeMay.
The funeral was March 9 at Peace Lutheran Church at Cherokee Village with Robert Cheney officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Memorial Gardens at Cherokee Village under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Alma A. Alexander
MARSHALL - Alma Ann Alexander, 43, of Leslie died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Botkinburg.
She was born Dec. 24, 1953, in Mountain View. She was a nurse's aide.
Survivors include her mother, Nola Berry of Mountain View; her husband, Warren Alexander; two sons, Kenneth Alexander of North Little Rock and Warren Alexander Jr. of Russellville; two daughters, Teresa Alexander of Leslie and Amanda Orange of Welcome Home; three brothers, Melvin Berry; and Bill Berry and Charles Berry, both of Mountain View; and two sisters, Ruth Berry of Batesville and Dottie West of Flippin.
Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Donna M. Alexander
MARSHALL - Donna Marie Alexander, 16, of Leslie died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Botkinburg.
She was born Nov. 28, 1980, in Las Cruces, N.M. She was a student at Marshall High School.
Survivors include her father, Warren Alexander of Leslie; her grandmother, Nola Berry of Mountain View; six brothers, Dale Alexander of Wichita, Kan., Warren Alexander Jr. of Russellville, Kenneth Alexander and Berry Alexander, both of North Little Rock, Tom Alexander of Little Rock and Mike Alexander of Mayflower; and four sisters, Amanda Orange of Welcome Home, Teresa Alexander of Leslie, Connie Geurink of Michigan and Jeri Alexander of North Little Rock.
A memorial service will be announced by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View. The body will be cremated.

Sharon L. Alexander
MARSHALL - Sharon Lynn Alexander, 12, of Leslie died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Botkinburg.
She was born in Little Rock on March 15, 1984. She was a student at Leslie School.
Survivors include her father, Warren Alexander of Leslie; her grandmother, Nola Berry of Mountain View; six brothers, Dale Alexander of Wichita, Kan., Warren Alexander Jr. of Russellville, Kenneth Alexander and Berry Alexander, both of North Little Rock, Tom Alexander of Little Rock and Mike Alexander of Mayflower; and four sisters, Amanda Orange of Welcome Home, Teresa Alexander of Leslie, Connie Geurink of Michigan and Jeri Alexander of North Little Rock.
Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Ruth Griffey
MARSHALL - Ruth Alexander Griffey, 17, of Marshall died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Botkinburg.
She was born Nov. 24, 1979, in Little Rock. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her father, Warren Alexander of Leslie; her grandmother, Nola Berry of Mountain View; six brothers, Dale Alexander of Wichita, Kan., Warren Alexander Jr. of Russellville, Kenneth Alexander and Berry Alexander, both of North Little Rock, Tom Alexander of Little Rock and Mike Alexander of Mayflower; and four sisters, Amanda Orange of Welcome Home, Teresa Alexander of Leslie, Connie Geurink of Michigan and Jeri Alexander of North Little Rock.

Jason D. Isley
Jason Dewayne Isley, 22, of Batesville died Friday, March 7, 1997.
Born Feb. 4, 1975, in Batesville, he was the son of Larry and Susan Robbins Jones. He was employed by Townsends of Batesville.
Survivors include his parents of Batesville; his grandfather, Michael Isley of Sandtown; a sister, Kimberly Ann Isley of Locust Grove; and his fiance, Ann Porterfield.
He was preceded in death by one grandfather and two grandmothers.
The funeral was March 10 at Cushman Assembly of God with the Rev. Stan Carlson officiating. Burial was in Barnes Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Willis Funeral Service.

Shawna C. Roberts
MARSHALL - Shawna Christine Roberts, 12, of Harriet died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Botkinburg.
She was born March 16, 1984, in Clinton. She was a student at Leslie School.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Allen and Pauletta Roberts of Harriet; her mother and stepfather, Monteen and Allen Patton of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Richard Swearington Jr. and Christopher Roberts; and her grandparents, Omar and Donna Roberts of Missouri and Juliette Horton of Marshall.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home chapel in Marshall with Donnie Chisum officiating. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery in Marshall.

Minnie C. Sears
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Minnie C. Simmerman Sears, 76, of Mountain View died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in a Mountain View nursing home.
Born June 16, 1920, at Mountain View, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Sarah Green Simmerman. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Lee Sears; four brothers, Bill Simmerman of Batesville, Lincoln Simmerman of Norfork, Lendon "Chuck" Simmerman of Mountain View and Charlie Simmerman of Centralia, Mo.; and a sister, Mary Alice Coble of Clear Water, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Woodrow Simmerman, Kit Carson Simmerman and Pete Simmerman.
The funeral was March 11 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View with Alton Holt officiating. Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery.

Dorothy Anderson
CAVE CITY - Dorothy Edna Upton Anderson, 63, of Cave City, beloved wife and mother, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, after a lengty illness, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Berry, Ala., she was the daughter of Clarence and Deseree Lowery Upton. She was a garment worker for West Port Casuals in Batesville and a charter member of Liberty Full Gospel Church in Cave City.
She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted husband of 37 years, Owen Dale Anderson; three sons, Larry Burns of Magnolia, Terry D. Anderson of Calico Rock and Greg Anderson of Cave City; three daughters, Sara Hawkins and Cyndie Christopher, both of Cave City and Sheila Burns of West Memphis; two brothers, Calvin Upton and Johnny Upton, both of Chicago; two sisters, Yvonne Pilkington of Berry, Ala., and Gail Ali of Chicago; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Burns, Melanie Lewis, Richard Hawkins II, Jonathan P. Anderson, Christopher Anderson and Shauna Anderson, all of Cave City, Josh Burns and Becca Burns, both of Magnolia, and Leah Jones and Tabitha Jones, both of Florida; a great-grandson, Steven Ray Lewis of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Bo Upton.
The funeral was March 12 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with the Rev. Edgar Cain and the Rev. Raymond Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Maxville Cemetery located north or Cave City.

Jewell Anderson
NEWPORT - Jewell Malin Anderson, 88, of Newport died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in a Newport hospital.
She was the daughter of Adkins and Cordie Wilson Malin. She was a retired child-care provider and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Newport.
Survivors include a son, Ercie Lee Anderson Jr. of St. Louis; a daughter, Wilma Anderson Clark of Newport; a sister, Lena Ward of Conway; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ercie Lee Anderson Sr.; a brother; and a sister.
The graveside service was March 11 at Hopewell Cemetery at Cord with the Rev. Scott Real officiating. Arrangements were by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Melba A. Bohannan
MELBOURNE - Melba Anne Bohannan of Franklin died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at her home.
Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Wilson, she was the daughter of Ernest Halford and Ellene Halford Haner. She was a licensed practical nurse for the Sharp County Nursing Home and a member of First Baptist Church of Franklin.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Bohannan; four daughters, Karen Hayworth of Gore, Okla., Luauana Underwood of Ash Flat, Teresa Lowry of Brockwell and Pam Bohannan of Franklin; two sons, Charles Billy Bohannan Jr. of Gore, Okla., and Daniel Everett Bohannan of Franklin; four sisters, Ruth Carter, Ernestine Carr, Linda Turner and Becky Woollums; five stepsisters, Linda Long, Lucille O'Brien, Ruby Pratt, Sonya Mustin and Cindy Bass; two brothers, Robert Wayne Halford and Robby Earl Halford; six stepbrothers, David Williams, Michael Williams, George Haner Jr., Jerry Haner, Ray Haner and Norman Haner; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Janie Cole; and her grandparents. The funeral was March 11 at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Zion.

Cleaburn 'Ray' Starnes
Cleaburn "Ray" Starnes, 66, of Batesville died Monday, March 10, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born April 26, 1930, in Black Oak, he was the son of Albert Joshua Starnes and Opal Rosetta Rogers Starnes. He was a retired owner and operator of Ray's Copier Supplies and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Starnes; two sons, John Mark Starnes and Matthew Starnes of the home, and a son, Mark Starnes of Batesville; two daughters, Pam Trail of Batesville and Becky Insell of Desha; three sisters, Lula Smith and Lequita DeLaruelle, both of Mishawaka, Ind., and Wilma Lacey of Knoxville, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren, Chris Insell, Elizabeth Insell, Laura Insell, Johnathan Starnes, Michael Starnes, Stacie Trail and Daniel Trail. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Altom officiating. Burial will be in Egner Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Dorothy Brown
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Dorothy Dearman Brown, 67, of Mountain View died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
She was born May 5, 1929, at McLain, Miss. She was a retired U.S. government appeals officer for the Internal Revenue Service.
Survivors include her husband, Hilton Brown of Mountain View; two sons, James C. Brown of Meridian, Miss., and Henry Brown of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Deanna Brown Harrison of Saltillo, Miss.; a brother, James Dearman Jr.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday March 14, 1997, at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home chapel in Mountain View with Jim Derrington officiating. Burial will be at Marcella Cemetery.

J.E. Dale
MELBOURNE - J.E. Dale, 58, of Melbourne died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in his home.
Born at La Crosse on April 7, 1938, he was the son of Olen Cecil Dale and Robbie Spence Dale. He was manager of Synergy Gas Co. of Batesville and a 10-year member of Melbourne School Board of which he was currently president. He was of Baptist faith and attended Melbourne Community Church.
Survivors include a son, Brent Dale of Melbourne; two daughters, Stacy Dale of La Crosse and Tracy McLaughlin of Violet Hill; a brother, C.W. Dale of Muleshoe, Texas; two sisters, Vona Moser of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Jean Tegarden of Sunnyside, Wash.; a friend, Anita Smith; and a grandson, Kyler McLaughlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Tamela Dale.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. March 14 at Melbourne Community Church with the Rev. Hoover Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Reeves Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.

Cassie Marlin
MELBOURNE - Cassie Miller Marlin, 91, of Melbourne died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born in Zion on Oct. 10, 1905, she was the daughter of John Wesley and Mary M. Felts Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Marcus J. and Margaret Marlin of Irving, Texas; a daughter, Ernestine Marlin of Melbourne; a sister, Thada Cockrill of Batesville; four grandchildren, Teresa Sumrall, James Sumrall, Felicia Jarvis and Robert Jarvis IV; and two great-grandchildren, Kristine Sumrall and Jason Sumrall.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest E. Marlin; and a son, Charles Ray Marlin.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 1997 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Boyce G. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.

Jacqulene Martin
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Jacqulene "Jackie" Barnes Martin, 66, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born July 2, 1930, at Flag, she was the daughter of Harvey and Bertha Broyles Barnes. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting, flowers and crafts. She was a member of Skyland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Martin; two sons, Larry May of North Little Rock and Ricky May of Fox; four daughters, Teresa Martin of Fox, Pamela Holmes of North Little Rock, Cherry Williams of Jacksonville and Darlene Taylor of Cabot; a brother, A.J. Barnes of Elksville, Ill.; five sisters, Lorraine Rhine and Ola Mae Hinesley, both of Fox, Novelene Roberts of Clinton, Francine Breithaupt of Batesville and Patricia Haskins of Searcy; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Nina Jean May; and a sister, Ruth Etheridge.
The funeral was March 13 at Bethlehem Baptist Church at Fox with Ron Ivie and Bobby Ward officiating.
Burial was in Fox Cemetery with Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. McMahan
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Henry Jackson McMahan, 86, of Drasco died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Heber Springs.
Born Feb. 23, 1911, at Mountain View, he was the son of John Jackson McMahan and Martha Jane Sutton McMahan. He was a retired farmer and had worked for the county.
Survivors include five daughters, Josephine Clark of Drasco, Loetta Richardson of Mountain View, Bonetta Holmes of Springdale, Mary Ellen Clark of Mountain View and Wanda Newman of Drasco; three sons, Arvin McMahan, Ervin McMahan and Junior McMahan, all of Mountain View; a brother, Bud McMahan of Mountain View; 23 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Revo Daisey Stewart McMahan; and a brother, Adler McMahan.
The funeral was March 12 at Souls Harbor Church with Ervin Clayton officiating. Burial was in Norric Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Coffman Funeral Home.

Eva Thompson
SEARCY - Eva Bell Thompson, 94, of Searcy died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Searcy. Born March 1, 1903, in Bradford, she was the daughter of Robert and Idonia Piearson. She was a homemaker and a member of Floral Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Elan Thompson of Searcy; a brother, Hylas Piearson of Floral; a sister, Ora Ferguson of Floral; and three grandchildren, Diane Brown, Brent Brown and Kent Brown, all of Conway.The funeral was March 11 at Floral Baptist Church. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Floral under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home of Searcy.


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