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Bumpous, Sheree A.
NEWPORT - Sheree Annette Cossey Bumpous, 33, of Macks died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997.
She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Alicia Dawn Bumpous and Whitney Leanne Bumpous, both of Thida; her mother, Sandra Dawson of Newark, and stepfather, Lynn Dawson of Newark; two brothers, Dennis Cossey of Newark and Bill Cossey of Macks; a sister, Stephanie Parnell of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mike Cossey.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery at Newark.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Camden, Mary
Mary Everett Camden, 67, of Batesville died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born in Alamo, Tenn., on April 25, 1930, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Batesville.
Survivors include her husband, Russell Camden; her mother, Haley Lee Spitzer of Alamo, Tenn.; two sons, Randall Everett of Fayetteville and Lee Everett of Cabot; a daughter, Beverly Johnson of Newark; two brothers, Joe Wilkerson of Memphis and Bobby Wilkerson of Collierville, Tenn.; a sister, Betty Hicks of Booneville; and three grandchilden, Stacey Powell and Jamie Johnson, both of Newark, and Jonathon Everett of Cabot.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Wilkerson; her first husband, Ray Everett; a sister, Jean Johnson; and two brothers, Billy Wilkerson and Wayne Wilkerson.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Pentecostal Church in Batesville with M.D. Parmley officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Randell Treadway, Wesley Wren Jr., Ron Abbott, Calvin Flinn, Robert Reid, Floyd Templin, Andy Scribner and George Trammel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Greg Neaville and Dr. Tom Cummins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Wendt, Alvice
Alvice A. Wendt, 80, of Concord died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997.
Born in Bingen on June 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lottie Latch Payne. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir director.
Survivors include her husband, Edgar Wendt of Concord; a son, Edgar Warren Wendt of California; a daughter, Jo Anne Wendt of California; a sister, Dorothy Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Amos Payne, Warren Payne and G.L. Payne.
The memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Banner with J.C. Verser officiating. A private burial will be Sunday afternoon at Missionary Grove Cemetery near Prescott under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service. The body was cremated.

Cooper, Annie
CAVE CITY - Annie Motes Cooper, 93, of Cave City died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1904, at Philcampbell, Ala., she was the daughter of David E. and Mary Edwards Motes. She was a homemaker and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
Survivors include a son, Arvis Foster of Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Argie Sullivan of Calamine and Vera Mae Anderson of Cave City; two brothers, Levi Motes of Bradford and John Henry Motes of Mountain View; a sister, Ellie Jordan of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, James T. Foster and Elvie J. Cooper; a daughter, Emma Joyner; four brothers; and a sister.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Danny Bradley and Ottie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery located east of Cave City under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Sullivan Jr., Gary Sullivan, Randall Foster, Jerry Sullivan, David Anderson and Kenneth Joyner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

McLeod, James E.
CAVE CITY - James E. McLeod, 61, of Ozark died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, in a Wichita, Kan., hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1936, at Cave City, he was the son of Homer and Eunar Hill McLeod. He was a car salesman for Ozark Ford Co. in Ozark, served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Scott Michael McLeod of Little Rock; two daughters, Billie Rae McLeod and Kimberly Kay Donaldson, both of Wichita; five brothers, Thomas McLeod of Charleston, Olen Ray McLeod of Las Vegas, Bill McLeod of Batesville and Paul McLeod and Calvin McLeod, both of Cave City; two sisters, Walsie Mahan of Charleston and June Duvall of Cave City; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jon McLeod; a brother, Gerald McLeod; and a sister, Alice Sharon McLeod.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Grayden Milligan and L.J. Gay officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery located east of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Harry Curtis, Noil Mahan, Duaine Anderson, Paul Wayne Johnson, L.D. Hoggard and Earl Mahan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nelson, Kennith
Kennith Nelson, 57, of Cave City, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born July 28, 1940, in Batesville, he was the son of the late Ellis and Opal Clark Nelson. He was retired from the City of Batesville where he was manager of the Independence County Recycling Center.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Nelson of Cave City; seven daughters, Eileen Hightower of Wynne, Nancy Miller of Cave City, Denise Heinz of Hobbs, N.M., Betty Lyons of Zion, Monique Bunton of Cushman, Delilah Nelson of Cave City and Lois Jackson of Hobbs, N.M.; a sister, Glenda Carlton of Cave City; and 16 grandchildren, Jerrell Ray Hightower, Jeremy Hightower, Jennifer Hightower, Darrell Massey II, David Matthew Miller, Michael Lay, Jeffery Heinz, Bobby Patterson, Tara Lyons, Venessa Currier, Derrick Coles, Darren Currier, Leslie Chrisman, Tyler McLeod, Joy Chrisman and Jessica McLeod.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, E.J. Nelson; and two sisters, Maxine Nelson and Sue Nelson.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman with Al Deeter officiating. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Mike Lay, Danny Wilson, Allen Brown, Tim Brown, Jimmy Hattenhauer and Boyde Moser.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons and Walker Brown, James Hattenhauer, Independence Couny Judge David Wyatt, Mayor Joe Biard and Rita Potts.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Smith, Edna
CAVE CITY - Edna A. Smith, 88, of Sidney died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 21, 1909, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Gordon and Eleanor Carter Lassiter. She was a homemaker and a member of Sidney Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight N. and Sharon Smith of Sidney; five grandchildren, Pam Perkey, Shannon Smith, Chris Smith and Amy Smith, all of Sidney, and Scott Brewer of Bella Vista; five great-grandchildren, Brian Perkey of Cave City, Bradley Perkey, Tyler Smith and Trey Smith, all of Sidney, and Blake Smith of Cabot; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Noble Smith; a daughter, Elnoa Brewer; two brothers, Clyde Lassiter and Jim Lassiter; and three sisters, Olive Matlock, Armintie Sharp and Gertie Perkey.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sidney Baptist Church with Howard Head officiating. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Sidney under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Donald Phillips, Joe Stidman, Erbie Perkey, Von Perkey, Jay Perkey and Dale Weaver.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Westmoreland, L.B. Ray and J.R. Weaver.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Wallis, Carl G. Jr.
Carl Glen Wallis Jr., 31, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997.
Born March 16, 1966, in Batesville, he was the son of Carl and Carolyn Kimbrough Wallis. He was of the Assembly of God Faith.
Other than his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Julie Bowman and Glenda Jobe, both of Southside; a niece, Sara Bowman of Southside; and three nephews, Ryan Jobe and Travis Jobe, both of Batesville, and Joshua Dickey of Southside.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Service with the Revs. Clyde Spurgin and Dwayne Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Barnes Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Allen Peel, Barry Blackwell, Allen West, Wesley Franklin, Bill Fulks and Shane Swaims.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Bowman and Wesley Jobe.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis, Leota
MELBOURNE - Leota Moline Hames Adams Davis, 85, of Mount Pleasant died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in Russellville.
Born March 14, 1912, in Violet Hill, she was the daughter of Dalton and Maude Moser Hames. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt Davis; a son, Doris Adams of Wenatchee, Wash.; two daughters, Lucille Caraway of Russellville and Phyllis Hightower of Batesville; two stepdaughters, Leveda Tate of Melbourne and Virginia Story of Cushman; two brothers, Dale Hames of Viola and Vernon Hames of Mount Pleasant; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eldon Adams; her parents; a son, Jimmy Dale Adams; and a granddaughter, Jackie Hutchins.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne with the Rev. Leonard Williams officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Violet Hill.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Hutchins, Shannon Hutchins, Steve Story, Jonathan Story, Billy Gibson, Paul Black, Scott Needham and Joe Gass.
Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Hightower, Bruce Adams and Junior Ray Caraway.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Johnson, Margaret
NAMPA, Idaho - Margaret Ann Chinn Johnson, 87, of Nampa, Idaho, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997.
Born in Batesville on March 8, 1910, she was the daughter of Asbury and Lizzie Thompson Chinn. She attended Calico Rock High School and moved to California in 1943 with her husband. She was employed at the Del Monte Canning Corp. in San Jose, Calif., for many years.
Following retirement, she moved back to Arkansas for a few years and then to Nampa. She was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene. Her hobbies included gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Francis Sue and Ben Gardner of San Jose; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harmon and Elizabeth Johnson of Meridian, Idaho, Holland and Judy Johnson of Nampa, Norman Johnson of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Carol Johnson of San Jose; two sisters, Myrtle Canady of Batesville and Mae Green of San Jose; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hale Harmon Johnson; an infant daughter, Carolyn Ann; four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene with Robert L. Miller officiating. A private burial will be at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa under the direction of Alsip Funeral Home of Nampa.
Visitation will be Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Camino Real Bilingual Church, P.O. Box 586117, Oceanside, CA 92508.

Rush, Louis
MELBOURNE - Louis A. Rush, 78, of Melbourne died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, in Melbourne.
Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Melbourne, he was the son of the late Allen and Nancy Jones Rush. He was a heavy equipment operator, deputy sheriff and city marshal. For the past 10 years he served as justice of the peace. He was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Rush; five daughters, Areta Powell of Yakima, Wash., Wanda Holowell of Violet Hill, Sue Smith of Melbourne, Donna Richardson of San Antonio, Texas, and Janett Miller of Melbourne; a son, Wayne Rush of Violet Hill; four brothers, Cub Rush, Bob Rush and Burt Rush, all of Melbourne, and W.D. Rush of Wenatchee, Wash.; two sisters, Vernie Stacey of Bakersfield, Calif., and Adean Stamps of Horseshoe Bend; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, V.T. Rush, Otho Rush and Babe Rush; and a daughter, Ann Sizemore.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Melbourne First Baptist Church with Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery under the direction of Eddie Howard Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Tim Shrable, Chris Yancey, James Clayton, Charlie Lamb, Joe Martz and James Gaston.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Weaver, Paul Gray Miller, Loyd Hargis, Bob Lawrence and E.F. "Son" Lamb.

Winn, Russ
JONESBORO - Rufus Clayton "Russ" Winn, 70, of Jonesboro, formerly of Batesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born at Mount Pleasant, he had lived at Jonesboro for 10 years. He was a retired mess sergeant for the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Apple Hill Church of Christ, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Lee Winn; three brothers, Tommy Winn of Batesville, Jerva Winn and Jack Winn, both of Delano, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Garland and Ruby Hale, both of Delano; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Mearl Henry and Loyd Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lorado Cemetery in Lorado.
Pallbearers will be Ken Young, Carl Colburn, Don Foust, John Gunn, Elmer Hamilton, Max Nienstadt and Harry Hall.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Apple Hill Church of Christ or the Disabled American Veterans.

Clark, Dona C.
MELBOURNE - Dona Catherine Clark, 84, of Melbourne died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in a Melbourne nursing home.
Born Sept. 21, 1913, at Stella, she was the daughter of Fred and Jennie Rose Davidson. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo and J.W. Helm of Melbourne; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Joyce Clark of Melbourne and James and Ruth Ann Clark of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Wilma Wiles of Melbourne and Freddie Wooten of Lansing, Mich.; a granddaughter, Ann Helm Twyford of Jacksonville and a grandson, Kevin Clark of Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Wendell Clark; a sister, Nancy Shafford; and a brother, Walter F. Davidson.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. today at the Melbourne Church of Christ with Chuck Crow officiating. Burial was at Melbourne Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Doyle Watson, Glenn Wiles, Kevin Clark, John Twyford, Gene Helm and Bob Morris.

Essie Barnes
Essie Pearl Swaims Barnes, 85, of Locust Grove died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Born July 31, 1912, in Locust Grove, she was the daughter of Dick and Ida Earnheart Swaims. She was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Poff of Washington, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Stewart of Southside; a sister, Bobbie Gennings of Southside; two grandchildren, Mike Stewart and Jean Ann Sherrill; and three great-grandchildren, Chris Stewart, Amy Sherrill and Taft Sherrill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hugh M. Barnes; a son, Bobby Lee Stewart; two brothers, Woodrow Swaims and Hancel Swaims; and three sisters, Grace Mayhan, Ruth Allen and Allene Ott.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Locust Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Neal Wilkerson officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Woodrow Swaims Jr., Charles Swaims, Dicky Swaims, V.L. Swaims, Chris Stewart and Taft Sherrill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Sherrill, A.T. Thomas, Vernon Lewis and Dwight Blevins.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Lavada Dailey
Lavada Viola Lucas Dailey, 80, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born March 29, 1917, in Manila, she was the daughter of George and Dora Norman Lucas. She was a retired nurse and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Carlton Lucas of Hot Springs; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Fant of St. Louis, Mo.; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Steve and Lisa Dailey of Ferguson, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Dailey and Kaitlyn Dailey, both of Ferguson, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester Dailey; a son, Dennis Dailey; and two brothers.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Manning officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Dailey pallbearers
Pallbearers for the Lavada Dailey service at 10 a.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church were Don Heuer, Roby Butler, Larry Davis, Forrest Jeffrey and Robert Ford.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Harlin R. Hicks
Harlin Ray Hicks, 66, of Batesville died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born May 11, 1931, in Batesville, he was the son of William W. and Minnie Hampton Hicks. He was a retired employee of Batesville Public Schools, a member of Harrison Street Church of Christ, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Curtis Hicks; two brothers, William Hicks of Batesville and Jerry Hicks of Thomasville, Ala.; four sisters, Gerene Wood of Pine Bluff, Vivian Fisher and Theda Lewis, both of Batesville, and Clevie Nelson of Overland Park, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Tom German and J.B. Milligan officiating. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Malcom Ford, C.R. Parker, Buck Riggs, Richard O'Neal, Jim Thomas and Leon Aston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eulis Gillihan, L.C. Spurlock, Mitchell Milligan, Scott McSpadden, Bill Coop, Roy Kimmer, Danny James and Tom Hamrick.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Euva Killian
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Euva Sutton Killian, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in Batesville.
Born at St. James on June 1, 1917, she was the daughter of Verlin Ennis and Becky Cook Ennis. She was a homemaker and a member of Vine Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Oral Guy Killian; two stepsons, Jerry Killian of Heber Springs and Terry Killian of Mountain View; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Giberson and Bill Giberson of Mountain View; three stepdaughters, Marsha Massey, Brenda Davis and Sandra Pangarakis, all of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View with the Rev. Gary Don Fletcher, the Rev. Bill Giberson and the Rev. Reggie Moffett officiating. Burial will be in Marcella Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Riki Sartin, Terry Sartin, Jerry Killian, Billy Ford, Bobby Younger and David Giberson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Ennis, Terry Killian, Lee Hester, David Massey, Jason Giberson and Adam Giberson.

Bill Syphert
Charles William "Bill" Syphert, 81, of Cave City died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 5, 1916, in Spokane, Wash., he was the son of William Barthalamue Syphert and Murtis Margaret Rudder Syphert. He was a retired Navy veteran, having served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a school teacher and welder and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Old Timers C.B. Club.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Viola Gibbs Syphert; a son, Russell Alten Syphert of Auburn, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Charles William Syphert and Lawrence Phillip Syphert.
The body was cremated.

Bundy, Lois
KENNETT, MO. - Lois Virl Bundy, 82, of Kirksville, Mo., died Nov. 3, 1997, in a Kirksville nursing home.
Born Oct. 13, 1915, in Cave City, she was the daughter of William and Tennie Harral Milligan.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and James Treece of Kirksville, Mo.; two sisters, Opal Strother of Terre Haute, Ind., and Joyce James of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Cheryl Breezeel of Mount Zion, Ill., Tony Treece of Olatha, Kan., and Steve Treece of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and four great-granchildren, Justin Breezeel, Patrick Breezeel, Collin Breezeel and Austin Treece.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Earl Bundy; a brother, Harral Milligan; and two sisters, Pauline Loy and Wanda Lillard.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday at McDaniel Funeral Service Inc. of Kennett with Jimmy Colvett officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Strother, Tony Treece, Steve Treece, Gerald Lillard, Billy Lillard and Gene Simpson.


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