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Anderson, Willie
CAVE CITY - Willie Anderson, 84, of Cave City died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born April 13, 1913, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Homer and Rhoda Johnson Shirley. She was a cafeteria worker at Poughkeepsie and Cave City schools for many years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City.
Survivors include a son, S.W. Anderson of Cabot; three daughters, Rhodella Watkins of Poughkeepsie, Alvetta Hatfield of Batesville and Vina Cole of Hereford, Texas; two sisters, Mildred Provence and Felcie Provence, both of Noblesville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orvin Anderson; two brothers, Rupert Shirley and Hoyt Shirley; and a sister, Lamell Smith.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City with the Rev. Paul Strang officiating. Burial was in Powells Chapel Cemetery in Poughkeepsie.
Pallbearers were Vaughan Watkins, Boyce Watkins, Paul Holifield, Richard Holmes, John Jennings, Steve Anderson and Mike Love.

Grady, Billy
CAVE CITY - Billy "Buddy" Grady, 71, of Cave City died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Feb. 22, 1927, at Monette, Mo., he was the son of William and Eunice Gosnell Grady. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired maintenance man for ConAgra and a member of Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Jinnie" Dobbs Grady; a son, Steven Grady of Calamine; a daughter, Tammy Smith of Cave City; four sisters, Ruby George and Virginia Kunkel, both of Cave City, and Hester Hinson and Mary Stone, both of Kokomo, Ind.; two grandchildren, Candace Dailing and Wayne Smith, both of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Peggy Rogers.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Grayden Milligan officiating. Burial was in Milligan Campground Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Wayne Smith, David Ring, Buford Holland, Danny Heflin, Tommy Turner and Winford Holland.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Smith, Tyson Bowers, Chris Chance and Sonny Chance.

Green, Alvin B.
Alvin B. Green, 85, of the Maple Springs community, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in a Newport hospital.
Born June 4, 1912, in Floral, he was the son of Walter Green and Jezzie Kelly Green. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Leona St. John Green; a son, Bobby "Bob" Green of Oil Trough; three daughters, Dorothy Wymer and Leneva Allhands, both of Newport, and Sue Ermert of Collierville, Tenn.; three brothers, Onan Green of Maple Springs, Manuel Green of Newport and Romey Green of El Centro, Calif.; a sister, Goldie Todd of Maple Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Alvin Green Jr.; a grandson, Brandon Ermert; three brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at the White River Baptist Church at Oil Trough with the Rev. Thurlo Lee officiating. Burial was in Maple Springs Cemetery at Oil Trough under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Marty Green, Dr. Michael Green, Reid Ermert, Kimmy Looney, Dean Green and Stanley Montgomery.

James, Truman M.
Truman Murry James, 73, of Batesville died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in Batesville.
Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Mobley, he was the son of George Raymond James and Nancy Alberta Taylor James. He was a retired teacher, having taught and coached in Concord, Sulphur Rock and Southside as well as the Calexico, Calif., school system. He was a retired Navy veteran and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He played semi-professional baseball with the Batesville White Sox and played guitar for the Ideal Baking Co. Show on KBTA.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Kenneth James of Batesville; a daughter, Donna Aguilar of San Diego; a niece, Karen Davis of Batesville; a nephew, Leonard James of Batesville; and seven grandchildren, Kenneth Ryan James, Eric Raymond James, Steven Christopher James, Jennifer James, Tara Janell Aguilar, Carolyn Michelle Aguilar and Joseph Matthew Aguilar.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Geraldine Henley James; a brother, J.N. James; his parents; an infant brother; and an infant sister.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Winfred Sandy officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Ryan James, Eric Raymond James, J.B. Henley, Leeman James, Steven Christopher James and Joe Aguilar.
Honorary pallbearer was Leonard James.
Memorials may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association.

Joyner, Vernon Jr.
Vernon Joyner Jr., 64, of Batesville died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Nov. 3, 1933, in Helena, he was the son of Louis Vernon Joyner and Mildred "Punch" Russell Cline Joyner. He had worked for the Arkansas Power & Light Co. in Conway, Earle, England and Forrest City, retiring in 1991 as district manager in Batesville. He was a graduate of Helena Central High School and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1958. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville and the Rotary Club and served on the Chamber of Commerce Board in several towns. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Hubach Joyner; a son, Jeffrey Cline Joyner of Little Rock; and a sister, Sissy Wells of Norfork.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Wyers officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Judsonia under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Morgan Hubach, Matthew Mandrell, Jim Croker, David Hastings, Vernon Wells and Bob Bomar.
Honorary pallbearers were Clifton Clark, Virgil Peel, Bob Steelman and Charles Wilmuth.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the White River Regional Library.
 
Martin, Douglas E.
Douglas Eugene Martin, 38, of Batesville died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 5, 1959, he was the son of Janet Chappelle Payne and the late Dwight Wayne Martin. He was employed by Pro-Dentec.
Survivors include his mother of Laguna Hills, Calif.; three daughters, Charity Dawn Martin, Bethany Joy Martin and Rebecca Abigail Martin, all of Batesville; two brothers, David Wayne Martin of Long Beach, Calif., and Donald Martin of Colt; two sisters, Deborah Lynn Martin of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Sarah Elizabeth Trevino of Newbury Park, Calif.; three nephews; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The memorial service began at 2 p.m. today at Batesville Funeral Service with Terry Reed officiating.

Swaim, Wanda
Wanda Marie Tucker Swaim, 66, of Batesville died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Rosie, she was the daughter of George W. and Della Roberts Tucker. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosie Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Grover "Pug" Swaim; a son, Mike Swaim of Oil Trough; a daughter, Patricia Burgess of Cabot; a brother, Dean Tucker of Batesville; four sisters, Elsie Martin of Rosie, Golda Swaim of Huff, Opal Snelgrove of Batesville and Georgia Chastain of Kilgore, Texas; and two grandchildren, Michael Burgess and Matthew Swaim.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Rosie Baptist Church with the Rev. Orville Berg and the Rev. B.K. Harris officiating. Burial was in Kyler Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
 
Webb, William
MOUNTAIN VIEW - William "Dutch" Webb, 88 of Newnata died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in Mountain View.
Born Feb. 9, 1910, in Stone County, he was the son of Arthur and Vietter Looney Webb. He was a retired mechanic and farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, Johnny Webb of Newnata, Harold Webb of Batesville and Bobby Webb of Lincoln, Neb.; two daughters, Loretta Epp of Lincoln and Bennie Evans of Colorado; a sister, Edna Rossen of Michigan; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ona Roper Webb; two brothers, Ralph Webb and Ellis Webb; a son, Eugene Webb; and a daughter, Donnie Mae Jones.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View with Randy Long officiating. Burial was at Big Springs Cemetery in Newnata.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Jay Webb, Rick Webb and Kevin Webb, and great-grandsons, Toby Crymes, Erik Jones and Michael Webb.
Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Webb, Bart Crymes, Daniel Crymes and Chris Meador.

Young, Ruby
Ruby Travis Young, 94, of Batesville died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born in Magness on Dec. 19, 1903, she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Rilla Jane Travis. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was the Sunday school secretary for many years.
Survivors include a son, E.J. Young of Little Rock; two daughters, Betty McClusky of Southside and Frances Miser of North Little Rock; a sister, Jewell Wilson of Batesville; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Jackson Young; a son, Stanley Travis Young; a grandson, Ronny Ray Chisam; three brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Jim Pearson and Kenneth Altom officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were James Troy, J.D. Cooper, Jessie Reynolds, Joe Henderson, Robert Tate and Charles Crowson.

Bibb, Nina Mae Andruss
MELBOURNE - Nina Mae Andruss Bibb, 80, of Melbourne died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998.
Born Nov. 21, 1917, at Newburg, she was the daughter of John and Nettie Andruss. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Melbourne.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Hale Bibb; a daughter, Carol Ellis of Melbourne; a son, David Bibb of Springdale; two sisters, Opal Andruss of Wenatchee, Wash., and Loretta Ward of Plattsburg, Mo.; a brother, Newt Andruss of Wenatchee; three granddaughters; a grandson; and four great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and a brother.
The funeral began was Monday at Howard Funeral Home of Melbourne with Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Taylor, James Gaston, Jack Blankenship, Darrell Sherrell, Loyd Hargis and Tom Cone.

Braggs, William J.
William J. Braggs, 77, of Batesville died Sunday, March 1, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Batesville, he was the son of the late James and Addie Wallace Braggs. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department after 22 years of service and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Slayton Braggs; a stepson, Alfred Dupens of Flint, Mich.; two cousins, Lorenzo Tolbert of Muskogee, Okla., and Edna Mae Harris of Springfield, Mo.; and eight step-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Bruce officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Montgomery, Carlos Ramsey, Andy Montgomery, Ben Earls, Cecil Sherrill, N.H. Strong and Willis Drinkard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Fuller, George
NEWPORT - George Fuller, 62, of Newport died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998.
He was a retired Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Huskey Fuller; three sons, Steve Fuller of Tupelo, Kenny Fuller of Augusta and Ray Hagar of Tuckerman; two daughters, Jeanette Woods of Fulton, Mo., and Margarett Brinsfield of Newport; three brothers, Lynn Fuller of Oil Trough, Glynn Fuller of Batesville and Gary Fuller of Amarillo, Texas; four sisters, Ruby Lovett and Bobbye Foulkner, both of Newport, Adeline Davis of Little Rock and Maxine Flower of Macks; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at White River Baptist Church in Oil Trough with the Rev. Thurlo Lee officiating. Burial was in Maple Springs Cemetery under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.
Pallbearers were Ricky Fuller, Mark Fuller, Michael Davis, Terry Davis, Marcus Beard and Tommy Sanders.
Honorary pallbearer was Sammy Simmons.

Burks, Albert L.
ARKADELPHIA - Albert L. Burks, 70, of Arkadelphia died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at his home.
Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Batesville, he was the son of the late Willie A. and Virgie Massey Burks. He owned and operated Burks Shoe Repair for 26 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a charter member of the DeGray Volunteer Fire Department, the Civitan club and the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wilsie Burks; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terrie and Charles Gosnell of Arkadelphia and Laurie and Charles Everett of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a sister, Marita Humphrey of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, James Rollins, Annastasia Rollins, Rebekah Gosnell, Mallory Gosnell, Jeremy Humphries, James Albert Thomas and Erin Thomas; two nieces, Beth Humphrey and Laura Bubp; a grandnephew, Scott Albert Bubp; and a grandniece, Suzanne Nicole Bubp.
The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at DeGray Cemetery with the Revs. Gary Turner and Michael Mattox officiating. Arrangements are by Murry-Ruggles Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia.
Memorials may be made to the Wilsie Burks Medical Fund, in care of Elk Horn Bank.

Robertson, Herman C.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Herman C. "Red" Robertson, 88, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in North Little Rock.
Born June 16, 1909, in Cord, he lived most of his adult life in North Little Rock. He was a retired home builder and cabinet maker and was of the Church of Christ faith. During World War II he served as a supervisor of the Ordnance Plant at Jacksonville. In his earlier years, he was a farmer and still enjoyed gardening and landscaping.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lorene Clark Robertson; nine children and their spouses, Lucy Meredith of Lonoke, Betty and Don Hogue and Wilma and Forrest Owen, all of North Little Rock, Ann and Ed Hamilton of Cabot, Pat and James Poe and Kay and Pat Harris, all of Little Rock, Dick and Judy Robertson of Beebe, Fay and Lex Dobbins of Bryant and Mike and Sandy Robertson of Nashville, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home with Robert Wingfield officiating. Burial was in Rest Hills Mausoleum.

Fraser, Vivian Bell
CONWAY - Vivian Bell Fraser, 93, of Conway died Tuesday, March 3, 1998.
Born March 18, 1904, in Magazine, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Willie B. Kimbrough Bell. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, she was a school teacher, having taught for 50 years in Arkansas schools, including Batesville, and Texas. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include a brother, Bradley Bell of Poteau, Okla.; a sister, Mary Johnson of Vicksburg, Mich.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Fraser; and three sons, Robert Fraser, Mac Van Fraser and Billy Fraser.
The graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Griffin Leggett-Conway Funeral Home.

Mauldin, Charles Grady
CAVE CITY - Charles Grady Mauldin, 81, of Rosie died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in a Searcy hospital.
Born May 7, 1916, at Shields, Texas, he was the son of Jesse Lee and Laura Janeeka Hanan Mauldin. He was a farmer, served in the U.S. military and was a Protestant. He lived at Rosie for many years before moving to Cave City in May 1997.
Survivors include two brothers, Vernon L. Mauldin of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Weldon Mauldin of Salt Lake City, Utah; five sisters, Nadine Paxton of Binger, Okla., Anna Raye Jones of Denver, Colo., Aline Evans and Alice Greene, both of Glendale, Ariz., and Susan Nicholas of Bangs, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Harry Lee Mauldin.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maple Springs Cemetery in Rosie with Sam Moore officiating. Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Nolan, Monnie Myrtle Kirkland
Monnie Myrtle Kirkland Nolan, 83, of Batesville died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born March 16, 1914, in Marcella, she was the daughter of Oscar and Verty Helms Kirkland. She was a retired employee of Nu-Way Cleaners and a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Montie Joe Nolan of Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Donnie McCarroll of Batesville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Nolan; a daughter, Marie Joblin; four sisters; and a brother.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Jack McCarroll officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Williams, Danny Mitchell, Ricky Mitchell, Chris Rowlett, Winfred Pierce and Joey Nolan.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Smith, Shirley E.
Shirley E. Smith, 74, of Sulphur Rock died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Harriman, Tenn., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Carl Donald Smith of Sulphur Rock; a daughter, Sandra Long of Lynn; a stepson, Eddie Smith of Rockford, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Janette West of Moorefield and Glenda Hernstrom of Batesville; a brother, Steve King of Batesville; three sisters, Violet Webb of Harriman, Georgia Barrouclff of California and Happ Barnhart of Kingsport, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Wendy Crews of Saffell, Scott Rounds of Katy, Texas, Allen Rounds Jr. of Lynn and Shannon Long of Strawberry; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Crews and Lindsey Crews, both of Saffell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Smith; and a stepson, Terry Smith.
The graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Sulphur Rock Cemetery with Brooks Glenn officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Scott Rounds, Shannon Rounds, Allen Rounds Jr., Steve King, Jackie Crews and Jimmy West.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
 
Burrow, Charles Edward Jr.
NEWPORT - Charles Edward Burrow Jr., 59, of Oil Trough died Thursday, March 5, 1998, in a Newport hospital.
He was a farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Burrow; his mother, Lorene Hampton Burrow of Oil Trough; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Allen Burrow Sr. and Pam Burrow of Oil Trough; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Shawn Stephens of Batesville; and three grandchildren, Allen Burrow, Jennifer Burrow and Morgan Stephens.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oil Trough Church of Christ with Nathan McCall and Tony Pulliam officiating. Burial will be in Browns Cemetery under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Engles, Charles
Charles "Sonny" Engles, 71, of Harrisonville, Mo., died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at his home.
Born Aug. 6, 1926, at Salado, he was the son of William Franklin Engles and Noriene Peel Engles. He was a retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employee with over 30 years of service. A World War II Navy veteran, he was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, European-African Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and the Victory Medal of World War II. He was past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 4409 of Harrisonville.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Balch Engles; a daughter, Mary Ann Eggleston of Louisburg, Kan.; two nieces, Linda House and Glenda Collins, both of Batesville; a nephew, Jimmy Wheeler of Chillicothe, Mo.; a great-aunt, Janet Curtis of Jamestown; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Kuhn; a son, William Franklin Engles II; and a sister, Frances Engles Kimmer.
The funeral was Wednesday at Harrisonville, Mo. Burial was at Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville with full military honors.

Rudick, Teresa Jane
CAVE CITY - Teresa Jane Rudick, 35, of Cave City died Thursday, March 5, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Aug. 12, 1962, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Earl Gene and Juanita St. John Rudick. She was an employee of White-Rodgers, a graduate of Cave City High School and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her parents of Cave City; two brothers, Calvin Rudick and Larry Gene Rudick, both of Cave City; two sisters, Yvonnia Ring of Cave City and Litisha Tharp of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Glorine Rudick and Otto and Velva St. John; and two nephews, Gary Ring and Adam Ring.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Nick Baxter officiating. Burial will be in Tucker Cemetery at Rosie.
Pallbearers will be Terry St. John, Greg Tharp, Johnny Coles, Nick Ring, Larry Gann and Wayne Coles.
Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Ring, Josh Rudick, Frankie Monroe and William Coles.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The family will meet at 11 a.m. on Sunday at St. John's Restaurant, north of Cave City.
 
Shipman, Mildred Rudean Watson
Mildred Rudean Watson Shipman, 74, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Tucson, Ariz.
Survivors include a daughter, Vonda Bostic of Tucson; two sisters, Floy Sherrill of Jefferson, Texas, and Hazel Sartin of Prescott, Ariz.; and two brothers, Henry Moser of Bakersfield, Calif., and Monty Moser of Santa Maria, Calif.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Shepherd officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1101 Brooks St., Batesville, AR 72501.
 
Smithey, Josephine S.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Josephine S. Smithey, 62, of Batesville died Thursday, March 5, 1998, after a long illness.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband, Woody L. Smithey of Batesville; two sons, Dr. Woody Smithey Jr. of Ruston, La., and Paul Sheffield Smithey of Monroe, La.; two daughters, Melanie Anne Boyle of Redosia, N.M., and Sandra Lee Loper of Cabot; a sister, Charlene Mooty of Fayetteville; 10 grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Batesville.
Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home of North Little Rock.


 

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