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Griffin, Alma Lee
CAVE CITY - Alma Lee Griffin, 50, of Batesville died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 27, 1948, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Hughes and Ola Florence Russ Moser. She was a beautician and worked at White-Rodgers. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include her father of Sidney; two daughters, Tanya Camden of Searcy and Nicole Griffin of Batesville; three brothers, Cal Moser of Santa Maria, Calif., Curtis Moser of Nashville, Tenn., and Pete Moser of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters, Sue Bott of St. Louis, Carol Stone of St. Charles and Jennette Duke of Batesville; two granddaughters, Whitney Camden and Sydney Camden, both of Searcy; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and a brother, Carl Wayne Moser.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Hurby Morgan and James Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery at Sidney under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Gavin Duke, Kyle Moser, Greg Moser, Burton Duke, Scotty Stone and Tony Provence.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Lambert, Dr. J.D. Allen, Dr. Marion Harrington, Dr. Verona Brown and Dr. Tom Cummins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Haertlein, Richard Fred
Richard Fred Haertlein, 81, of Batesville died today, April 2, 1998, in a local nursing home.
Born Feb. 14, 1917, at McHue, he was the son of the late Frank Walter Haertlein and Gertrude Plaster Haertlein. He was a retired farmer and a member of Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church. He was a musician and played for several senior citizens' centers.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Christine M. Haertlein; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Dinah Haertlein of Southside; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Mike Watkins of Batesville and Carolyn and Rickey Reynolds of Sandtown; a sister, Frances Bates of Batesville; five grandchildren, Kevin Watkins, Shanne Reynolds, Travis Reynolds, Richard K. Haertlein and Sarah Haertlein; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Haertlein; four sisters, Eula Cuzzort, Lola Floyd, Edith Haertlein and Ina Lancaster.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville with Jim Richardson and J.W. Blanks officiating. Burial will be in Egner Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Roy Tadlock, Rupert Polk, Wayne Bolt, Gary Lynch, Bob Mize and Dean Tucker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Chaney W. Taylor, Don Floyd, Eddie Rider and Frankie Rider.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Cornett, Earl
Earl Cornett, 70, of Drasco died Thursday, April 2, 1998, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born Oct. 12, 1927, in the Bellmore community, he was the son of Clarence Lee and Laura Parsons Cornett. He was a retired employee of Freshour Construction Co. and a farmer and was a member of the Ben Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Earmie Allender Cornett; three sons, Wayne Cornett and Rick Cornett, both of Ben, and Gary Cornett of Tumbling Shoals; a daughter, Deloris Wells of Drasco; a brother, Frank Cornett of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Bertie Shirrell of Five Mile and Bertha Gray of Locust Grove; his stepmother, Amie Cornett of Mountain View; eight grandchildren, Darrin Wells, Cynthia Cornelison, Jeffrey Wells, Aron Cornett, Jordan Cornett, Landon Cornett, Kelsey Cornett and Kayla Cornett; four great-grandchildren, Devin Wells, Sabrina Wells, Hunter Cornelison and Ryan Cornelison.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Jackie Prince and Clell Cook officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery near Drasco.
Pallbearers will be Roger Swafford, Danny Clark, Rodney Clark, Darrell Jones, Scott James and J.D. McCarty.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Jones, Wallace Cooper, Walter Severs and Jim Crouch.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Etter, Thomas Jess
JONESBORO - Thomas Jess Etter, 73, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in a Jonesboro hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Jonesboro. In 1991 he retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis and moved back to Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Etter of Ash Flat; and two brothers, Leslie Etter of Jonesboro and Joe Etter of Bono.
The graveside service will begin at noon on Saturday at Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Hall, Mona Marie
Mona Marie Hall, 80, of Jacksonville died Thursday, April 2, 1998, in Jacksonville.
Born July 15, 1917, near St. James, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Tilda Hall. She taught in several Arkansas public school systems, including Desha, Timbo, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Plains and De Witt. She was employed as a librarian at the University of Central Arkansas at Conway, Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Scott High School, Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville North Junior High School in Pulaski County.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Vida Hall of St. James; a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Ed Long of Batesville; two nephews, Lonnie Hall of House Springs, Mo., and Paul Ivy of Marcella; two nieces, Mary Ann Cross of Williamsville, Mo., and Joyce Caraway of Bartlesville, Okla.; five great-nephews; three great-nieces; three great-great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant brothers and an infant sister.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Jacksonville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock under the direction of Moore Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be members of the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Hall, Paul Ivy, Daniel Ivy, Shannon Caraway, Christopher Hall, Alan Wilson, Scott Wilson and Terry Cross.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Long, Clarence Oliver
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Clarence Oliver Long, 82, of Mountain View died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at his home.
Born at Red Doors on Oct. 2, 1915, he was the son of the late Albert and Mellie Wilson Long. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Red Doors Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mae Diffey Long; two sons, James Albert Long and David Arthur Long, both of Mountain View; two daughters, Karen Lucille McSpadden and Robin Renee Beckham, both of Mountain View; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sons, Roger Dale Long and Clarence Oliver Long Jr.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Red Doors Baptist Church with the Rev. Thurman Gower officiating. Burial will be in Red Doors Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers will be J.E. Webb, Troy Morrow, Eldo Fletcher, Dennis Wilson, Harvey Gammill and Mat Maynard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Darvin Martin, Ozell Webb, Dwight Fulks, J.E. Trammell and Dr. Ron Simpson.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Bray, Sydney Diane
Sydney Diane Bray, infant daughter of James and Lisa Bray of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, April 3, 1998, in a Searcy hospital.
Other survivors include a brother, Lane Bray of the home; a sister, Amelia Bray of the home; grandparents, Betty Joe Evans of Mount Pleasant and Gilbert and Carolyn McCracken of Sidney; great-grandparents, Olan and Syabal Perkey of Cave City and Willie Faye Perkey of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Coy Lee Bray and R.E. Evans.
The graveside service began at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Barren Fork Cemetery in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Tom Wilkins officiating. Arrrangements were by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Cole, Mildred Browning
Mildred Browning Cole, 84, of Little Rock died Friday, April 3, 1998.
Born March 26, 1914, in Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Browning and Beulah Lee Owens Browning. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
Her family was influencial in Independence County before the turn of the century. Her grandfather and father were active in politics, serving in several public offices. Her father-in-law, Charles F. Cole, also served in public office and was on the Board of Stewards and Building Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. He helped organize the Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Batesville and served on the board of directors of First National Bank of Batesville.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ella Kay Cole and James A. Wilkerson of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Jane Ann Wilkerson of Little Rock; a grandson, John Cole Wilkerson of Van Buren; three brothers, Robert E. Browning of Fullerton, Calif., George Washington Browning of Little Rock and John Owens Browning of Westfield, N.J.; and a cousin, Beulah Lee Nothern Massie of Little Rock.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Hamblen Cole; and a daughter, Sarah Ann Cole Bennett.
The graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Vic Nixon officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Television Fund, P.O. Box 250768, Little Rock, AR 72225-0768; the Arknasas Cancer Research Center, Slot 623, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205-9985; or the American Cancer Society.

Odenbaugh, Lucille Evans
Lucille Evans Odenbaugh, 72, of Memphis died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in a Memphis hospital.
Born July 30, 1925, in Cushman, she was employed by the Credit Bureau of Memphis and was a member of the Central Church in Memphis.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wendell Odenbaugh Jr. and Linda Odenbaugh of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Christine Buck of Memphis, Charlotte Chadburn of De Queen and Veda Wade of Batesville; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Altom, Ernest Neal
Ernest Neal Altom, 62, of Hutchinson Mountain died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
He was born Sept. 22, 1925, to Ernest O. and Ollie Mae Turner Altom on Hutchinson Mountain. He was a retired glass craftsman.
Survivors include his mother of Batesville; two daughters, LaNeal Altom of Batesville and Melissa Maas of Mountain Home.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services and burial were Saturday in Palestine Cemetery on Hutchinson Mountain with Charles Turner officiating. Arrangments were by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Hays, Denver Lamons, Lanny Barber, Rick Wallace, Barry Lambert and Billy Lambert.

Heinen, Lillian Belle
Lillian Belle Heinen, 91, of Ash Flat died Friday, April 3, 1998, in an area medical center.
She was born April 1, 1907, to Gustof and Sadie Erickson in Missouri.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Poularikas of Alabama; a brother, William Erickson of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Heinen; and a son, Howard Heinen.
The funeral was on April 4, at the Batesville Funeral Service Inc. chapel. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Becky Campos, Nancy Elster, Terri Jensen, Barbara Poularikas, Sheila Ramseier and Cinda Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation and The Autistic Society.

Walters, Charles Otis
HEBER SPRINGS - Charles Otis Walters, 82, of Tumbling Shoals died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in a Little Rock medical center.
He was born Aug. 28, 1915, to Clayburn Jackson and Mirtle May McKinney Walters in Jonesboro. He was a former resident of Sulphur Rock and had lived near Heber Springs for 16 years. He was a retired farmer and a former member of the Weiner Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria McBride Walters of Tumbling Shoals; two sons, Doug Walters of Trumann and Mark Walters of Sulphur Rock; three daughters, Betty DeLoach of Sulphur Rock, Doris French of Bay and Virginia Riggs of Collierville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Gary Euton of Tumbling Shoals and Troy Euton of Rose Bud; two stepdaughters, Derenda Evans and Renia Euton, both of Heber Springs; a niece, Marie Owens of Bono; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Norman Walters; a brother, Raymond Walters; a sister, Clyde Coble; and a nephew, Belis Coble.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ben Community Church of Christ with Clell Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home Inc. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be this evening from from 5 to 7 at the funeral home in Heber Springs.

Williams, Eula Marie Lewis
Eula Marie Lewis Williams, 81, of Batesville died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in a local hospital.
She was born April 5, 1917, in Cass, a daughter of Henry Meriweather and Minnie Bell Lewis. She was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Roger Williams of Batesville, Ronald Williams of North Little Rock, Richard Williams, Michael Williams and Jeff Williams, all of Bethesda; a daughter, Darlene Hudson of Simpsonville, Ky.; a brother, the Rev. Charles Lewis of Conway; four sisters, Nellie Raney of Little Rock, Mildred Norton of Heber Springs, Pearl Buzbee of Tumbling Shoals, and Betty Brents of Cleveland, Ark.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Williams; a son, David Williams; two brothers, William Lewis and Robert Lewis.
The funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Bethesda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Linam officiating. Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be her family.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4-8.
Memorials may be sent to the Bethesda United Methodist Church or the Arkansas Children's Hospital.
The family will be receiving friends at the home of Michael Williams, 370 Harmontown Rd. in Bethesda.

Hutcherson, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Hutcherson, infant son of LaCosta Thorne and Jamie Hutcherson, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in a Calico Rock hospital.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1998, in Newport.
Other than his parents, survivors include his grandparents, David and Rose Thorne of Melbourne, Shirley Hutcherson of Trumann and Dennis Hutcherson of Florida; great-grandparents, Alma Jones of Melbourne, Minnie Pearce of Judsonia and Virginia Johnson of Mount Pleasant; great-great-grandmother Esther Thorne; two brothers, David Hollingshad of Melbourne and Jamie Hutcherson II of Trumann; five aunts, Cynthia Skinner and Christine Thorne, both of Melbourne, Stephanie Hance of Tulsa, Okla., Tammy Shirey of Illinois and Missy Taylor of Florida; four uncles, Michael Hutcherson of Illinois, David Thorne Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., Keith Thorne and Michael Gray, both of Melbourne; several cousins, including Scott Lee of Locust Grove; and several great aunts and uncles.
Graveside services are Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Locust Grove under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Inman, Lola D.
Lola D. Inman, 89, of Walnut Ridge, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in a Walnut Ridge hospital.
Born in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ollie Baker.
Survivors include a son, Robert Inman of Titus, Ala.; a sister, Lorene Gould of Walnut Ridge; two grandchildren, Robert Inman and Annette Inman; and a great-grandchild, Zachary Inman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence W. Inman; a sister; and a brother.
The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Batesville Funeral Service Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Visitation was to be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Batesville Funeral Service Chapel.

Younger, Cole Ray (Mick)
Cole Ray "Mick" Younger died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in the St. James Community near Mountain View. He was the son of Cola and Tempa Hurley Younger. He was the assistant manager at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Mountain View. He was a funeral director, veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He attended the Timbo Valley Assembly of God Church. He had always worked with the public. He was the owner of Younger Ambulance Service in Chicot County for a number of years and was a barber in Lake Village.
In 1970 the family moved to Searcy County, where he established the first emergency medical ambulance in the county. He was a deputy sheriff, deputy coroner and police chief for Marshall and a member of the Marshall Fire Department. He worked part time at Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall. He also formed a search and rescue team. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Vern Coppett Younger; three sons, Ray J. Younger of Marshall, Ricky Younger of Abbieville, La., Randy Younger of Russellville (Crow Mountain); two daughters, Debbie Younger of Cushman and Mary Katherine Younger Smith of Harrison; his mother, Tempa Hurley Younger Peebler of Mountain View; a brother, Hurley Younger of Mountain View; a sister, Dot West of Mountain View; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Mountain View with David Campbell officiating.
Pallbearers will be the men of the Timbo Valley Assembly of God Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stacy Skelton, Andy Love, Sherri Staggs, Becky Younger, Joey Younger, James Younger, Jesse Younger, Sara Younger and Adam Younger.
The burial will be private.


 

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