Cousins, Roger Bruce
Roger Bruce Cousins, 40, of Pleasant Plains died Thursday, May 28,
Born Feb. 12, 1958, in Batesville, he was the son of Roger Earl Cousins
and Frances Wilcox Cousins. He was self-employed and was a member of Mount
Zion Baptist Church at Banner.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Mae Cousins of Searcy; his mother
of Pleasant Plains; two brothers, Earl Cousins and Wade Cousins, both of
Floral; a sister, Stacy Cousins of Floral; former wife, Barbara McInturff
of Searcy; and six nieces and nephews, Jarrett Cousins, Meagan Cousins,
Ronnie Cousins, Jeffrey Cousins, Savannah Cousins and Roger Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Ronnie Bryan
The fuenral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lifeline Baptist Church
at Pleasant Plains with the Rev. Dicky Sutter and the Rev. Jim Dillard
officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction
of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Randy Hobbs, Jason Wilf, Tim Wilf, Wesley Green,
Mike Green, Scott Burress, Brent Henderson and Jimmy Lee Grubbs.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Roberson and Eddie Siler.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today.
Ford, William Earl
William Earl Ford, 86, of Batesville died Friday, May 29, 1998, in
a local hospital.
Born March 16, 1912, in Stone County, he was the son of Thomas T. Ford
and Mattie E. Boston Ford. He was a retired conductor for the Missouri
Pacific Railroad, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of
Ruddell Hill Baptist Church and the Boone Masonic Lodge No. 314 of Harrison.
Survivors include a son, James E. Ford of Houma, La.; two sisters,
Wanda Davis of Batesville and Mary Gillespie of Jonesboro; three grandchildren,
James Patrick Ford, Heather Ann Ford and Lora Lee Kent, all of Wichita,
Kan.; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alma Luster Ford;
two brothers, Alvin Ford and Cecil Ford; and a granddaughter, Melinda Sue
The funeral was today at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the
Revs. Jim Black and Mike Bowien officiating. Burial was in Barnes Cemetery
Pallbearers were Bobby Davis, Bill Coop, Darwin Simpson, Vancil Nast,
Ronnie Ford and Freddy Russell.
NEWPORT - Maurice Grady, 70, of Tallulah, La., formerly of Beedeville,
died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at his home.
He was a farmer and member of the Tallulah Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Charles D. Grady and Louis Grady, both
of Talullah; two daughters, Mary Sevier and Becky Grady, both of Tallulah;
three brothers, Harold Dene Grady of Newellton, La., Billy Dene Grady of
Batesville and James Louis Grady of Tallulah; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Arnett Grady.
The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sandhill Cemetery
in Auvergne with Norman Madden officiating. Arrangements are by Jackson's
Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Harold Grady, James Grady Jr., Henry Grady, Stewart
Machen, Robert Grady, Dwight Lovelady and Britt Grady.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Tallulah Church of Christ, P.O. Box 132,
Tallulah, LA 71282.
Bea Lovell, 76, of Batesville died Friday, May 29, 1998, in a local
Born Aug. 26, 1921, at Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of Albert
Smith and Sarah Sullans Smith. She was a retired beautician, line worker
for White-Rodgers and employee of First National Bank. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Women's
Survivors include three sisters, Bobbie Mapes of Harrison, Daisy Casey
of Batesville and Opal Milligan of Walnut Ridge; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Lovell;
three brothers, Joe Smith, J.J. Smith and J.A. Smith; and a sister, Mary
The funeral was today at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the
Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lance Hall, Jim Coats, Mac McClure, Roy Thomas, Marvin
West and John Garton.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Robert Slaughter, Dr. Charles McClain,
Dr. Bill Beller, Scott Wood, Joe Biard, John Ed Smith and Elmer Kirk.
Osborn, Carl Richard
Carl Richard Osborn, 75, of Concord died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in
a Little Rock hospital.
Born in Tyler on Sept. 30, 1922, he was the son of the late Adam and
Dorothy Miller Osborn. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, past master and member
of the Scottish Rites. He was a retired truck driver for the Arkansas Highway
and Transportation Department.
Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Evelyn Caruthers Osborn;
two sons, Gene Osborn of Concord and Carl Richard Osborn Jr. of Drasco;
a stepson, Roger Skinner of Paragould; two daughters, Sue Smith Mason of
Floral and Rhonda Drehs of Heber Springs; a brother, Adam Osborn of Judsonia;
five sisters, Orpha Northcutt of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Virginia Ehret of
Pleasant Plains, Glennie Allender of Tumbling Shoals, and Velenia Sharp
and Eva Mae Baker, both of Concord; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Carla Osborn Blankenship;
two granddaughters; and three brothers.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Bethel Baptist Church
at Floral with the Rev. Samuel Wildmon officiating. Burial will follow
in Philadelphia Cemetery at Sunnydale.
Pallbearers will be Doyle Thomas, Troy Osborn, Jason Osborn, Chuck
Mason, Michael Blankenship and Charlie McMahan.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today.
Searcy, Virginia R.
Virginia R. Searcy, 61, of Batesville died Thursday, May 28, 1998,
in a local hospital.
Born May 22, 1937, in Newark, she was the daughter of Abner and Winnie
Mae Carpenter. She was a retired grocery store clerk, a member of 20th
Street Baptist Church and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Disabled American
Survivors include her husband, Billy W. Searcy; a son, Terry Tackett
of Newport; two brothers, W.A. Carpenter of Little Rock and Ralph Carpenter
of Ocoee, Fla.; a grandson, Blake Tackett of Newport; and two step-grandsons,
Anthony Carter and Travis Carter, both of Newport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.
The graveside service was today at Macedonia Cemetery with the Rev.
Jim Swinea officiating. Arrangements were by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Thomas, Nola Annice
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Nola Annice Evans Thomas, 71, died Thursday, May 28,
1998, at her home.
Born July 10, 1926, at Prim, she was the daughter of John Eli Evans
and Winnie Prince Evans. She was a homemaker and a member of the United
Survivors include her husband, Ulis Thomas; five sons, Jay Thomas and
Kelvin Thomas, both of Mountain View, Lonnie Thomas of Fairfield Bay, Rick
Thomas of Conway and Boone Thomas of Franklin; eight daughters, Wincy Blackwell
of Augusta, Ill., Maxine Carlton of Prim, Sue Sisk of Big Flat, Kathy Pannell
of Mountain View, Dale Stephens of De Kalb, Ill., Debra Sartin of Pleasant
Grove, Lesa Gay of Floral and Joyce Sweat of Fifty Six; a brother, Dude
Sloan of Mountain View; 41 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; three brothers;
and a granddaughter.
The funeral was today at Faith Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Charles
Carpenter and the Rev. Benny Hayes officiating. Burial was in Case Cemetery
under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers were Ted Sloan, Randy Sloan, Loye Ray Sloan, Boyd Sloan,
L.D. Everett and Clyde Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald Sloan and Wally Knapp.
Copeland, Novelle Smith
Novelle Smith Copeland, 81, of Pleasant Grove died Monday, June 1,
1998, in a Mountain View hospital.
She was the daughter of the late W.T. and Hattie Ford Smith. A lifetime
resident of Stone County, she was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist
Survivors include two sisters, Nadene Ellis of San Antonio, Texas,
and Pauline Edmondson of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oris
Copeland, two brothers and a sister.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jerry Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant
Grove Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers will be Dean Hall, Terry Hall, Gary Hall, Adler Davis,
Dan Ellis and Joe Bailey.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Jones, Dora Angeline (Angie)
CAVE CITY - Dora Angeline "Angie" Jones, 86, of Cherokee Village died
Sunday, May 31, 1998, in a Thayer, Mo., nursing home.
Born Nov. 26, 1911, at Flat Rock, Ill., she was the daughter of Carl
and Ida Whipke Parker. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star
at Goodland, Ind., the Cherokee Village Elks Lodge and the Griggs Memorial
Methodist Church at Goodland.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Jones of New Orleans and Gene Jones
of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Nicole Jones and Brandon Jones,
both of Jonesboro, Amanda Jones of Houston and Leslie Welch of Amarillo,
Texas; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Emmett Jones.
The graveside service was today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cherokee Village
with Grayden Milligan officiating. Arrangements were by Qualls Funeral
Home of Cave City.
V.L. Phillips, 67, of Batesville died Sunday, May 31, 1998, in a local
Born in Newark on Sept. 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Virgil
Lynn and Helen Enola Flemming Phillips. He was of the Church of Christ
Survivors include a son, Kim Phillips of Batesville; a brother, Hayden
Allen Phillips; and three grandchildren, Holly Phillips, Shane Phillips
and Garrett Phillips.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Watson
The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Springs
Cemetery with Tom German officiating. Arrangements are by Batesville Funeral
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today.