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Harvelle, Marie
MELBOURNE - Marie Harvelle, 74, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, in Little Rock.
Born Dec. 12, 1923, at Twin Creek, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Maggie Thompson Hodges. She was employed for many years by the Arkansas State Revenue Department and was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Don Harvelle of Dallas; and two sisters, Opal Walker of Melbourne and Helen McClusky of California.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elgin Harvelle; a son, Tommy Joe Harvelle; and a brother, Glen Hodges.
The funeral was Sunday at the Roman and Billy Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Joe Jackson officiating. Burial was at Melbourne Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Royce Slade, Richard Penn, Cub Rush, Tate Lawrence Jr., Mark Watson and Roy Gene Walker.

May, Mack Darrell
Mack Darrell May, 61, of Batesville died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in a local nursing home.
Born March 8, 1937, in Jamestown, he was the son of the late George and Ermel Bingaman May. He was retired from White River Materials and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Myers May of Batesville; two sons, Dayton May and Danny May, both of Floral; two daughters, Darra Moyers of Little Rock and Debra Riddle of Floral; a stepdaughter, Karen Fields of Batesville; six grandchildren; and a step-grandson.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hutchinson Mountain Church of Christ with Ralph Wallis officiating. Burial will be in Hutchinson Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Serivce of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be James Roy Young, Leon Garrett, Tom Barber, Billy Scoggin, Bill May and Dud May.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Blomenkamp, Laura Marguerite
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Laura Marguerite Blomenkamp, 90, of Mountain View died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born in Springfield, Neb., on Oct. 28, 1907, she received her early schooling around Keystone, Neb., and attended college in Kearney, Neb. She was a retired teacher for Keystone Nebraska School, a Sunday school teacher in Ogallala, Neb., and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Fairfield Bay, the Golden Rod Garden Club and the Ladies' Aid.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and David Moratzka of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Jesse Jeppersen of Nebraska; a sister, Ann Miller of Arizona; three grandchildren, Mike Moratzka, Doug Moratzka and Melissa Lord; and two great-grandchildren, Drazen Moratzka and Ashlin Lord.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairfield Bay. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.

Harmon, George Milton
NEWPORT - George Milton Harmon, 82, of Bradford died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at his home.
He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Floretta Moore Harmon; three sons, Jimmy Harmon of Searcy, Charles Harmon of Cave City and James Harmon of Bradford; three sisters, Sophie Brown of Bradford, Irene Bears and Cora Leete, both of Arkansas; and seven grandchildren.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scantlin Cemetery in Bradford with the Rev. Floyd Medlock officiating. Arrangements are by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dale Scantlin, Charles Smart, Nolan Brown and Anthony Wayne McClain.
Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today.

Masner, Donald E.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Donald E. Masner, 62, of Mountain Home died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at his home.
Born Oct. 3, 1935, in Cave City, he was the son of William Bernice Masner and Ruby Everett Masner. He lived in Anaheim, Calif., until 1978 when he moved to Mountain Home. He was the street superintendent for the city and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Mae Masner; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Toni Gayle and Greg Tipton of Newburg, Mo., Darla Rae and Laurin Eck of Stafford, Va., and Rhonda Kay McBride of Mountain Home; two sisters, Dorothy Jean May of Cabot and Billie Joe Masner of Batesville; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son and a sister.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kirby Funeral Home of Mountain Home with Arch Stites, Lee Powell, Darrel Bennett and Larry Saiz officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Maxville Cemetery at Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Dave Stout, Aaron Tilley, Greg Tipton, Al Dahnke, Laurin Eck and Joe Grabowski.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Melton, Mary Patricia Mouton
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Mary Patricia Mouton Melton, 66, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at her home.
Born July 22, 1931, in Claremore, Okla., she was a retired Army veteran and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include three sons, Dan Melton, David Melton and Don Melton; her mother, Francis Jackson; a brother, Bill Mouton; three sisters, Shirley, Dorothy and Joan; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arbanna Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Chandler officiating.

Harrison, The Rev. Alfred Clinton
The Rev. Alfred Clinton Harrison, 71, of Huntsville died Monday, March 16, 1998, in a North Little Rock hospital.
Born May 20, 1926, at Altus, he was the son of Elvis and Simmie Ryals Harrison. He was a Pentecostal minister, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post No. 27 in Fayetteville and attended Aurora Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Laird Harrison; two sons, David Harrison of Huntsville and Mike Harrison of Batesville; a daughter, Brenda Crow of Greenland; a sister, Caroline Hill of Henryetta, Okla.; an aunt, Florence Harrison of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Bobby Morrow Jr. of Jacksonville and Trent Harrison of Huntsville; two granddaughters, Tamara Harrison and Jessica Harrison, both of Batesville; and a great-grandson, Zachary Morrow of Jacksonville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Elvis Harrison Jr.; and a sister, Jewel Harrison.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brashears Funeral Home with Travis Martin, Johnny Case and Carl Goodall officiating. Burial will be in Bohannan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shane Pharris, Franky Parson, Noel Foster, Willie Foster, Earl Jordan and Butch Bolinger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Morrison, Rusty Blann, David Harrison and Harvey Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Ramsey, Floyd L. Sr.
The Rev. Floyd L. Ramsey Sr., 82, of Cave City died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 11, 1915, at Zion, he was the son of Owen and Maude McCollum Ramsey. He was a retired pastor, having ministered for 56 years and pastored 18 churches, the last one being the Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City of which he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Myrtie O. Taylor Ramsey; a son, Floyd Ramsey Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Berniece Welch of Jonesboro, La.; three grandchildren, Angela Morgan of Hodge, La., and Gregory Welch and Sheryl Welch, both of Jonesboro, La.; four great-grandchildren, Jarrod Welch and Emily Welch, both of Jonesboro, La., and Clairissa Morgan and Jeremy Chase Morgan, both of Hodge, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Joe Ramsey, Charlie Ramsey, Lloyd Ramsey, Gayle Ramsey and Nelson Ramsey; and two sisters, Hulda Abbott and Gusta Chipman.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City with Bob Majors, Eugene Garner and Daniel Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Cave City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Allen, Jim H.
Jim H. Allen, 73, of Newark died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in a local nursing home.
Born Sept. 17, 1924, in Newark, he was the son of E.E. "Boss" Allen and Maude Vaughn Allen. He was a farmer and stockman and was a pioneer rice grower of the Newark area. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 196, Masonic Lodge No. 248 of Newark, Albert Pike Consistory of Little Rock, Farm Bureau and Cattlemen's Association. He was a past member of the Newark City Council and Mud Creek Water Shed Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific, and a member of the First Christian Church of Newport.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Wilson Allen; a son, Jim Ed Allen of Los Angeles; a daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Blair Arnold of Batesville; three grandchildren, Bill Arnold, Jake Arnold and Elizabeth Arnold; a niece, Linda Allen Taylor of Little Rock; a great-nephew, Christopher Kent of Atlanta; and two great-nieces, Lori Riggs and Lisa Olsen, both of Little Rock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ed Allen and Jay Allen; three sisters, Louise Stokes, Margaret Kent and Montine Wells; and a nephew, Bill Kent.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Jarrett, Gary Marshall, David Pankey, Edgar Shields, Chris Magness, Larry Magness, Patrick Arnold and Judd Arnold.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Magness, Enos Nicholas, Eulos Nicholas, Eugene Gardner, Ray Fann, Jim Crouch, James Troy, Charles Tate, John N. Harkey, Dr. Bill Waldrip, Charles Akins, Claude Marshall, Estel Crabtree, Hershal Prater, Von Ward and E.R. Coleman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Independence County Museum or the charity of one's choice.

Havens, Jesse
Jesse M. Havens, 95, of Cave City died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born June 12, 1902, at Leadhill, he was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Havens. He was a farmer and of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, King and Billie Havens of Cave City and Arthur and Patricia Havens of Evening Shade; a daughter, Effie Beloate of Atoka, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Havens; a half-brother, Jack Smith; and a half-sister, Dolly Holt.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City with Grayden Milligan officiating. Burial will be in Brickle Springs Cemetery near Sidney.
Pallbearers will be Brian Breckenridge, James Headley, Cyril Pickren, Gilbert McCracken, Erbie Perkey and Dale McCracken.
Honorary pallbearers will be W.S. Brewer, Roy Meeker and Grant Breckenridge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Pierce, Helen Virginia McConnell
Helen Virginia McConnell Pierce, 85, of Batesville died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Sept. 22, 1912, in Nixa, Mo., she was the daughter of Homer and Cora Gibson McConnell. She attended Southwest Missouri State University, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville, former vice-president of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary and former president of the East Heights Extension Club.
Survivors include a son, Stephen E. Pierce of Batesville; a daughter, Carole A. Johnson of Gilbert, Ariz.; a sister, Lois Campbell of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Steve Johnson, Laura Howard and Dana Barker; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Pierce; and two brothers, Clyde McConnell and Chester McConnell.
The graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Payne Cemetery near Nixa, Mo., under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville with the Rev. David Freeman and the Rev. Jim Richardson officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Davis, Owen Paul
CAVE CITY - Owen Paul Davis, 76, of Sidney died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Cypress, Ill., he was the son of Owen and Pansy Milford Davis. He was a retired truck driver for C.G.S. Trucking Co. in Shreveport, La., and was a Protestant.
Survivors include a son, Paul Davis of Johnston City, Ill; and two daughters, Susan Daniel of Ash Flat and Deborah Triplett of Herrin, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Duke, Yavanna Rea
CAVE CITY - Yavanna Rea Duke, 1-year-old daughter of Darrel and Nancy Duke of Poughkeepsie, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at her home.
Other than her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Shannon Duke, Cody Duke and Travis Duke, all of the home; two sisters, Yalanda Duke and Latanya Duke, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Essie Rea Duke of Evening Shade; and maternal grandmother, Iva McKibben of Eureka Springs.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dolphus Duke; and maternal grandfather, Lawrence McKibben.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

McCallister, James Hoyt
MOUNTAIN VIEW - James Hoyt McCallister, 83, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in Mountain View.
Born July 7, 1914, at Hanover, he was the son of the late Leonard and Edie Thomas McCallister. He was a farmer, a postmaster and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Leo Sutterfield of Mountain View; a granddaughter, Edie Sutterfield of Mountain View; two nephews, James Jeffries of Mountain View and Charles Jeffries of Jonesboro; and two nieces, Eula Storey and Patricia Hamlin, both of Jonesboro.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Athlene Wilson McCallister; two brothers, Roy McCallister and Andrew McCallister; and a sister, Hattie Jeffries.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View with the Rev. Loyd Jeffries and the Rev. Tony Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in Fredonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Foster, Roger Wilson, Bobby Halpain, Clyde Parker, Jack Sutterfield and Roger Thomas.

McDannald, Jo Alice Wilson
Jo Alice Wilson McDannald, 81, of Locust Grove died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1916, in Cave Creek, she was the daughter of Claude N. and Elmyrah June Bibb Wilson. She was a homemaker, a Christian and a member of the Locust Grove Extension Homemakers Club.
Survivors include her husband, James Henry McDannald; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Leonard Williams of Little Rock; three brothers, Sidney Wilson, Enoch Wilson and Harold Wilson, all of Batesville; two sisters, Tootsie McGaha of Batesville and Elwanda Nash of Locust Grove; and a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Kathleen Helms of Greenland, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Johnson; and a brother, John H.G. Wilson.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Glen Pace, the Rev. Jim Wilson and Nathan McCall officiating. Burial will be in Egner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jefferson Johnson, Charlie Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Albert Wilson, Harold Wilson, Frank McGaha, William McGaha and Kenny Nash.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Moore, Winnie Ruth
PINE BLUFF - Winnie Ruth Moore, 97, of Pine Bluff died Saturday, March 21, 1998, in a Pine Bluff nursing home.
Born April 1, 1900, in Desha, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Marguerite Elizabeth Rutledge Moore. She was raised in Independence County until 1947 when she moved to Pine Bluff. She worked as a babysitter and housekeeper and was a homemaker and member of Mount Zion Church in Southside.
Survivors include a brother, Clifford Moore of New Orleans; two grandchildren, Duane Moore of Pine Bluff and Kathy Blasingame of Heber Springs; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Glinn Virgil Moore.
The graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Nichols, Ruth Duncan
CAVE CITY - Ruth Duncan Nichols, 90, of Evening Shade died Friday, March 20, 1998, in a Sidney nursing home.
Born Sept. 10, 1907, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Cleo and Grace Powell Duncan. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade.
Survivors include four daughters, Georgia Simpson of Evening Shade, Veta Johnson of Cherokee Village, and Jean Schnoetzinger and Virginia Hume, both of Wichita, Kan.; a half-brother, Warren Duncan of Poughkeepsie; a half-sister, Sylvia Isobel of Smithville; five grandsons, Dr. Tony Johnson of Little Rock, Mark Johnson of Hardy, Brent Hume and Bruce Simpson, both of Wichita, Kan., and Brian Hume of Belton, Mo.; a granddaughter, Tracy Gallardo of Wichita; six great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred O. Nichols; a brother, Roy Duncan; two half-brothers, George Duncan and Johnny Duncan; and two sisters, Ruby Burr and Rotha Johnson.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade with Gerald Bolin and M.A. Graddy officiating. Burial was in Evening Shade Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Randy Nichols, Keith Nichols, Noel Arnold, Kevin Nichols, Danny Duncan and Duncan Seat.
Honorary pallbearers were John Cushman, Jack Frederick and Palmer Whitlock.

Osborne, Shiria Ann Sandra
Shiria Ann Sandra Osborne, 54, of Batesville died Friday, March 20, 1998.
Born in Batesville on Feb. 19, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joe E. and Roxie Richardson Gould. She worked for many years as a local florist and several years at the Independence County Clerk's office. She was a homemaker and a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Jerry Osborne; two sons, Mickey Osborne of Conway and Randy Osborne of Batesville; a daughter, Amanda Whiteaker of Batesville; three brothers, Joe P. Gould, Sammy Gould and Jim Gould, all of Batesville; two sisters, Jo Ann Gottfried and Sidney Gail Thomas, both of California; and two grandsons, Colton Osborne of Conway and Gunnar Osborne of Batesville.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, David Gould, Dean Gould and Douglas Gould; and a grandson, Zachary Shawn Osborne.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Black officiating. Burial was in Egner Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Butch Jackson, Bobby Davis, Freddy Russell, Ronnie Painter, Bill Coop and Fred Dennison.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Leonard, Dr. Steve Alexander, Dr. Robert Baker, Judge John Norman Harkey, Bill Hicks and Woody Pearson.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pierce, Inez Ann
Inez Ann Pierce, 76, of Batesville died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Ruddells, she was the daughter of John T. and Bertha D. Stevens Pierce. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Pierce of Melbourne and Randy Page of Floral; three daughters, Linda Wilson and Patsy Branscum, both of Batesville, and Bobbie Reeves of Desha; a brother, J.D. Pierce of Batesville; three sisters, Gladys Baker of Independence, Mo., Mary Wackerly of Batesville and Vera Rounds of Southside; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Arlis Pierce.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Jim Black officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandson-in-law.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.


 

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