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Crispen, Alene Hawkins
Alene Hawkins Crispen, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in a Greenville, Pa., hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1936, at Paragould, she was the daughter of E.A. Hawkins and Ethel Barber Hawkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Church of Christ in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Calvin and Tisha Fleming, both of Hadley, Pa.; four sons, Howard Crispen, Rickey Crispen, Chris Crispen and Troy Crispen, all of Hadley, Pa.; two sisters, Leona Brokaw and Cleo Banks, both of Batesville; four brothers, W.J. Hawkins of Sulphur Rock, Ray Hawkins of Indiana, Charles Hawkins of Pennsylvania and Albert Hawkins of West Virginia; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Crispen; and two brothers, Emmett Hawkins and Paul Hawkins.
The funeral was held on Thursday in Hadley, Pa.

Carol Clark
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Carol Kay Castens Clark, 53, of Mountain View died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, in Little Rock.
Born in Moline, Ill., on Jan. 6, 1945, she was the daughter of Albert and Louise Ehlers Castens. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church, where she was secretary of Livewires and sang in the church choir.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Tammy Clark of Mountain View; a daughter and son-in-law, Melva Kay and Mickey Brannon of Mountain View; three brothers, Ron Castens of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jim Castens of East Moline, Ill., and Gene Goetting of Steeleville, Ill.; four sisters, Jeanine Gale of Ava, Ill., and Phylis Johnson, Evelyn Bennett and Debbie Castens, all of Moline, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Kayla Brannon, Malorey Branoon and Stormy Clark, all of Mountain View.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at Flatwoods Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Harper officiating. Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers were L.J. Clark, L.W. Clark, Dallas Clark, Elgie Clark, Obia Clark, Otto Clark, Tim Clark and Arvin McMahan.
Honorary pallbearers were Burt Turner, Kelly Robinson and Bill Kepple.

Norine Huskey
NEWPORT - Norine Koller Huskey, 80, of Tuckerman died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in Tuckerman.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church. She excelled at sewing, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include three sons, Hollie Huskey Jr. of Bauxite, Jerald Huskey of Springdale and Jerry Ray Huskey of Strawberry; five daughters, Ruth Watts of Springdale, Dean Ivy of Newport, Carolyn Lefler of Idava, Ill., Shirley Cole of Tuckerman and Sharon Harbin of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, John Koller of Tuckerman; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Clinton Huskey; two daughters, Johnnie Sue Huskey and Francis Sue Huskey; a brother, Walter Koller; and a half-brother, J.A. Koller.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Winfrey officiating. Burial will be in Dowells Chapel Cemetery at Tuckerman under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Neva M. Nevels
Neva M. Cleveland Nevels, 86, of Batesville died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in a Cave City nursing home.
Born Aug. 30, 1911, in Maryville, La., she was the daughter of Sam L. and Minnie McPherson Cleveland. She was a homemaker and a member of West Baptist Church of Batesville.
Survivors include a son, Calvin E. Nevels of Carrollton, Texas; a daughter, Mary Ruth Campbell of Batesville; two brothers, David Cleveland and Burniece Cleveland, both of Port Gibson, Miss.; a sister, Flora Lee Jones of Port Gibson, Miss.; six grandchildren, Nancy Oler of Coppell, Texas, Denise Magness of Newark, Mark Nevels of Carrollton, Texas, Vicki Holt of Conway, Darryal Nevels of Houston, Texas, and Craig Campbell of Maumelle; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin A. Nevels; a son, Sam L. Nevels; and three brothers.
The graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Cemetery in Batesville with the Rev. Calvin E. Nevels officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Mark Nevels, Darryal Nevels, Craig Campbell, Brandon Magness, Bruce Holt and Chris Magness.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to West Baptist Church of Batesville.

Borden D. Pearson
Borden Daniel Pearson, 92, of Searcy died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in a Searcy hospital.
Born Jan. 5, 1906, in Oxford, he was the son of James William and Claudia Robins Pearson. He was retired from the School Audit Division of the State Department of Finance and Administration and was a member of the Central Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Marean Patterson Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
The graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Oxford Cemetery with C. Floyd Daniels officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Children's Home Inc., Children's Home Circle, Paragould, AR 72450; or Harding University, P.O., Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149.

Davis, Mary L.
NEWPORT - Mary Lucille Bentley Davis, 77, of Rosamond, Calif., formerly of Thida, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at her home.
She was a retired school custodian and a member of the Church of God at Rosamond.
Survivors include a son, Albert Lloyd Davis of Judsonia; three daughters, Virginia Clark of Montague, Calif., Sonnie Carrol Kellingsworth of Tijeras, N.M., and Mary Moore of Imlay, Nev.; a brother, Billy Bentley of Thida; a sister, Juanita Sparks of Little Rock; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert O. Davis.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Thida Church of God with the Rev. Virgil Weathers officiating. Burial will be in Brown's Memorial Cemetery at the Union Hill community under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Dean Davis, Jackie Davis, Lester Cooper, Doyle Carroll and Chuck Randleas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Hines, Tom
MOUNTAIN VIEW - William Thomas Hines, 92, of Fox died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in Beebe.
Born Dec. 29, 1905 at Fox, he was the son of Charley Henry Hines and Ella Idela Hines. He was a retired auto mechanic, a member of Fox Bethlehem General Baptist Church, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include four sons, Don Hines of Berrien Springs, Mich., Bubby Hines of Fox, Gene Hines of Asheboro, N.C., and C.W. Hines; two brothers, Ted Hines of Beebe and Emery Hines of Greenbrier; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Hines; his parents; two infant sons, Sammy Ray Hines and Ullis Howard Hines; five brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at Fox Bethlehem General Baptist Church with Dana Davis and the Rev. Bobby Ward officiating. Burial was at Fox Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers were Robert Linville, J.C. Bonds, Eldon Broyles, Orbin Sutterfield, Daniel Teague and Raymond Kocher.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Daniel and Troy Ackerman.

Hobbs Sr., J.D.
CAVE CITY - Joe Dean Hobbs Sr., 60, of Mountain View, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Nov. 4, 1937, at Thayer, Mo., he was the son of Joe J. and Dorothy Smith Hobbs. He was a 1957 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force, where he learned the trade of a meat cutter/butcher. He built a packing house in Cave City and later ventured into the grocery store business. He eventually opened over 30 restaurants, most of which are still operating. He was a member of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, a minister of the Apostolic Pentecost faith and was the pastor of the First Apostolic Pentecost Church of Mountain View.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Edith Raylean McLeod Hobbs; three sons, Joe Dean Hobbs Jr. of Cherokee Village, Terry Wayne Hobbs of Memphis and Michael Ransom Hobbs of Mountain Home; a daughter, Cynthia Annette Hobbs of Kokomo, Ind.; two brothers, Ted Hobbs of Orange Beach, Ala., and Douglas Hobbs of DeQueen; four sisters, Bonnie Nicklin of Phenix City, Ala., Naomi McKinney of Russellville, Jackie Hoggard of Southside and Donna Jo Emrich of Phenix City, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Ruth Hobbs; and a grandson, Stevie Branch.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City with William Mouser, Fred Ruff and Doug Hobbs officiating. Burial will be in Spotts Cemetery at Poughkeepsie.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hobbs, Danny Lawrence, Michael Stephens, Tyler Hobbs, Melvin Bishop and Daniel Stephens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Treat, Ewell
HEBER SPRINGS - Ewell J. Treat, 67, of Edgemont died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born March 30, 1930, in Talihina, Okla., he was the son of the late Olen Ewell and Eula Lewis Treat. He had been a resident of Edgemont for 21 years. He was a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of military service and was a Mason and member of West Side First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nona Williams Treat; a son, Ewell James Treat III of Searcy; three daughters, Tambre Guido of Tucson, Ariz., Cheryl Britt of Conway and Carlynn "Mickey" Hipp of Heber Springs; a brother, Wayne Treat of Harrison; three sisters, Margaret Van Camp of Hayward, Calif., Joann Reeves of Jacksonville and Pat Besh of Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at West Side First Baptist Church with the Rev. Vann Harness and the Rev. Dennis Treat officiating. Burial with military honor guard will follow in Shiloh Cross Roads Cemetery. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.
Pallbearers will be James Treat, Mark Robertson, John Ladika, Michael Hipp, Dalton Britt and Tommy Norman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Greers Ferry Ambulance Fund.

Winn, Tommie Joe
Tommie Joe Winn, 78, of Southside died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, in a local nursing home.
Born March 16, 1919, in Mount Pleasant, he was the son of Lemon Elgin Winn and Estel Winkle Winn. He was a retired employee of the International Shoe Co. with 24 years of service, and he was a member of the Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Landers Winn; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Donna Melton Winn of Southside and Benny and Mona Winn of Pleasant Plains; two brothers, Jack Winn and Jerva Gene Winn, both of Delano, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Gardland and Ruby Lee Hale, both of Delano, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Susan Winn of Southside, and Joe Landers and Rachel Landers, both of Monmouth, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pearl Kimmer Winn; a brother, Rufus Clayton Winn; two sisters, Mabel James and Mozel Winn; and a stepson, Ronnie Landers.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Richard Nuckolls officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Bethesda.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Winn pallbearers
Pallbearers for the Tommie Joe Winn service, which will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville, are Lee Earnheart, Jerva Harkleroad, Rick Sharp, Jerry Lacy, Chalmus Balch and Earl Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Varnell and Donald Riley.

Beulah York
Beulah York, 83, of Locust Grove died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born May 9, 1914, in Batesville, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Margret Weaver Leonard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marcella Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Copeland and Genevieve Marshall, both of Houston, Texas; a brother, Tollie Leonard of Mountain View; five grandchildren, Sharon Cox, Randy Marshall, Donald Marshall, Stephen Marshall and Jack Marshall; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don "Pete" York; five brothers; and a sister.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Marcella Baptist Church with Kenneth Altom officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Randy Marshall, Donnie Marshall, Jack Marshall, Bob Copeland, Randall Sutton and Walter Severs.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today.

Boutwell, Ernest
Ernest Boutwell, 89, of Memphis, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, in a Memphis hospital.
Born in Cushman, he was the son of Cora and Eliza Rogers Boutwell. He lived most of his early years in the Cushman and Batesville area. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon for many years. He was a retired restaurant owner.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Carroll, Debbie Browning, Susan Lewallen and Patty Hill, all of Memphis; a sister, Pauline Ray of Tulsa; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 48 years, Mabel Boutwell; six sisters; and five brothers.
The funeral was held on Monday in Memphis.

Green, Alvin
Alvin B. Green, 85, of the Maple Springs community died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in a Newport hospital.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at White River Baptist Church in Oil Trough. Burial will be in Maple Springs Cemetery at Oil Trough under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Kent, Bertie
CAVE CITY - Bertie Kent, 95, of Bono died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born Aug. 12, 1902, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Casel and Nettie Ring Kent. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bono Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Juel Kent of Bono; a sister, Iona Flannigan of Evening Shade; three grandchildren, Darrell Kent of Bono, Dr. Danny Kent of Walnut Ridge and Carolyn Chamberlain of Brooklyn; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jasper Kent; a son, Junior Kent; a daughter, Verneil Kent; a stepdaughter, Eunie Matheny; and five brothers, Clarence Shirley, Ozro Shirley, Ethel Shirley, Audie Shirley and Corbit Shirley.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bono Church of Christ with Benny Baker officiating. Burial will be in Maxville Cemetery in Cave City under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Kent, Scott Chamberlain, Alistair Kent, Jody Austin, Chris Chamberlain and Josh Turner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Bono Church of Christ.

Pool, Billy Joe
Billy Joe Pool, 68, of Batesville died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Moorefield, he was the son of Mumford Joe Pool and Ruthel Mae Fry Pool. He was a retired truck driver, a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include three sons, Joe D. Pool of Bethesda, Glen E. Pool of Batesville and Brian J. Pool of Moorefield; a daughter, Patti M. Snowden of Moorefield; a brother, Don Pool of Moorefield; two sisters, Katherine Johnson and Wanda James, both of Batesville; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee's Chapel Cemetery on Highway 25 with the Rev. Charles Crowson officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pool, Don Johnson, Jerry James, Ricky Pool, Randy Pool and Sean James.
There will be no visitation.


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