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McKee, Kenneth A.
Kenneth A. McKee, 91, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in a Sidney nursing home.
Born May 21, 1906, in Pleasant Grove, he was the son of Arvid A. McKee and Hettie Jenkins McKee. He was a retired supervisor for Chrysler Corp. and a retired supervisor of maintenance at Fort Roots in Little Rock, and he was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Wright of Detroit; a niece, Wanette M. Baker of Batesville; a nephew, Dwight McKee of North Little Rock; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Ethel McKee; a brother, Carl D. McKee; a sister, Alta M. Edelhuber; and a nephew, Travis Fulks.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. G.C. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Peel, Hayden Burns, Clifton Clark and Dr. J.R. Baker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Carter, John Frederick
CAVE CITY - John Frederick "Fred" Carter, 77, of Hardy died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born April 18, 1920, at Bono, he was the son of Charles Franklin Carter and Polly Druscilla Irby Carter. He was a 1940 graduate of Delaplaine High School and an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a member of the 1984th Truck Company, 13th Air Force of the U.S. Army.
He was a retired local manager for the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. in Hardy, a cattleman, the owner of The Shoe Shop in Hardy for many years, and he was a Boy Scout leader and lay speaker for Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. A member of the Hardy First United Methodist Church for 50 years, he was involved with the United Methodist Men and worked for many years with the Heifer Project International. He was past president of the Hardy Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Hardy School Board.
Survivors include his wife, Dorris Smith Carter; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Kathy Carter of Cherokee Village and Allen Carter and Alice Hogsett-Carter of Benton; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Bruce Bostian of Bixby, Okla.; six grandchildren, Rick Bostian of Fayetteville, Laura Bostian of Tulsa, Okla., Joy Carter of Little Rock, Ross Carter of Glencoe, and Adam Carter and Shelly Carter, both of Cherokee Village; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Carter; and a sister, Ethel Carter.
The funeral began at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hardy First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judy Clark officiating. Burial was in Hardy Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Rick Bostian, Joy Carter, Adam Carter, Laura Bostian, Ross Carter and Shelly Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of the United Methodist Church and veterans and their spouses of the 1984th Truck Company, 13th Air Force of the U.S. Army.
Memorials may be made to Hardy First United Methodist Church Heifer Project International.

McWilliams, Enlo
Enlo McWilliams, 64, of Sulphur Rock died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in a Heber Springs hospital.
Born Oct. 24, 1933, in Jackson, Tenn., he was the son of the late Daniel and Gracie Tate Johnson Spurdgeon. He was an employee of Woodhaulers Inc. of Heber Springs and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carole O'Connor McWilliams of Sulphur Rock; three sons, Roger McWilliams of Reno, Nev., David McWilliams of Sulphur Rock and Jessie Daniel McWilliams of California; a stepson, Bruce Canada of Texas; five daughters, Ella Loyd-Tichnor of Arkansas, Jeannie Carlson and Patricia Turcotte, both of Reno, Nev., Teresa Cyr and Leigh McWilliams, both of California; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Mattmiller of Arkansas; a brother, Homer Gene McWilliams of Oklahoma; three sisters, Mattie Sue Nelson of Mississippi, Helen Hallman and Norma Faye Jones, both of California; 13 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sulphur Rock Baptist Church with Hal Collier officiating. Burial will be in Sulphur Rock Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Hal Collier, Ray Johnson, Charles Dewey, Tom Mattmiller, Guy Burgess and Bob Love.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Slade, Richard F.
MELBOURNE - Richard Franklin Slade, 84, of Sidney died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, in a Sidney nursing home.
He was the son of James G. and Rachel Crumley Slade. He was a farmer and a member and deacon at Concord Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Medrith Stroud Slade; a son, Royce Slade of Sidney; a daughter, Lois Rasmussen of Sidney; a sister, Myrle Moser of Batesville; four grandchildren, Brad Slade of Sidney, Diane Drinkard of Modesto, Calif., Sheryl Thompson of Batesville and Dana Porte of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Arthur Slade, Elmer Slade, Fred Slade, Harry Slade and Oscar Slade.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne with the Rev. Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ray Ford, Paul Slade, Denny Slade, Brad Slade, Curt Thompson and Roy Mynatt.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Bales, Earl J.
Earl J. "Curley" Bales, 74, of Coos Bay, Ore., died Dec. 27, 1997.
He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Batesville. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had been a resident of Coos Bay since 1942 where he was stationed at North Bend Air Station. He owned and operated Earl Bales Trucking for 49 years before retiring in 1989. He continued to drive trucks after his retirement for J.L. Boyd Trucking.
He was a member of the North Bend Church of God, and his hobbies included hunting, fishing, bowling and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Donna Bales; three sons, Richard Bales, Larry Bales and Dennis Bales, all of Coos Bay; three daughters, Earlene Hastings of Longview, Wash., Lorna DeShazer of Coos Bay and Sylvia Parras of Prineville; five sisters, Alice Moore of Branson, Myrtle Huff, Opal Howard and Bobbie Lee Howard, all of Batesville, and Monnie Gibbs of Kansas City, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Dec. 31, 1997, at the North Bend Church of God with Ron Moore and Jim Bales officiating. Burial was in Ocean View Memory Gardens under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel.

Lambert, Clifford M.
Clifford M. Lambert, 58, of Concord died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 10, 1939, in Brookland, he was the son of John and Cora Bell Taylor Lambert. He was a farmer, a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and a member of the Tina Masonic Lodge No. 577 at Concord.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Lambert; a stepson, Jim Peterson of West Plains, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Colleen Peterson of West Plains, Mo.; a brother, Tom Lambert of Concord; and two step-grandchildren, Junior Peterson and Courtney Peterson, both of West Plains, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Sam Lambert and Jerry Lambert.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church at Banner with the Rev. Dwight Watkins officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at Floral under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Giles, Rocky Turner, Neal Weeks, Paul Giles, Gaylan Sandefur and Guy Turner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

McCracken, Walter E.
MELBOURNE - Walter Eugene McCracken, 82, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
He was the son of John and Janie Kirk McCracken, and he was a veteran of World War II, a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8402 of Evening Shade and a retired machinist for Northrip Aircraft Co.
Survivors include his wife, Edyth Johnson McCracken; two sons, James McCracken of Lakewood, Calif., and Wayne McCracken of Hawthorne, Calif.; a sister, May Ray of Mount Pleasant; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Thomas McCracken; and a brother J.R. McCracken.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne with the Rev. Elvis Sneathern officiating. Burial will be in Reeves Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Ray, James Johnson, Steve Johnson, B.B. Johnson, Gilbert McCracken and Dale McCracken.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday.

Parks, Bonnie
Bonnie Barnes Parks, 92, of Batesville died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Oct. 6, 1905, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Eugene and Margaret Meacham Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moorefield United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two cousins, Laverne Tudor and Greta Hodges, both of Rialto, Calif.; and three sisters-in-law, Merle Melton and Mildred Parks, both of New Orleans, and Kathleen Barnes of Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy Parks; her parents; and a brother, Eugene M. Barnes.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moorefield United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Martin officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the Moorefield United Methodist Church.
 
Rawlings, William
William D. Rawlings, 36, of Batesville died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born April 9, 1961, in Tacoma, Wash., he was the son of Dale and Carmen Rawlings. He was a Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Gray Rawlings; a son, Storm Rawlings of Batesville; his parents of Marshalltown, Iowa; his father- and mother-in-law, Barron and Irene Gray of Searcy; two brothers, Steve Rawlings of Biloxi, Miss., and Brian Rawlings of Marshalltown, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Dan Gray of Irving, Texas; and a sister, Barbara Rawlings Ortiz of Connecticut.
The memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Joe Linam officiating. The body was cremated.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Dobson, Mallory
Mallory Dobson, 78, of Batesville, formerly of Cushman, died today, Jan. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Dobson, Walter M.
Walter M. Dobson, 78, of Batesville, formerly of Cushman, died Jan. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1919, in Cushman, he was the son of William T. and Mary Jane Brown Dobson. He was a retired employee of the manganese mines at Cushman.
Survivors include two sisters, Lockie Dobson of Batesville, and Lanell D. Holbrook and her husband, N.A., of Wynne; and a niece, Robin Griffin of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Alfred Dobson and James Dobson.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Valley Cemetery with Dean Holbrook officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Chris Holbrook, Kevin Holbrook, Tommy Holbrook, Shane Cardenas, Kenny Hurley and Bob Reynolds.
Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 this evening.
Memorials may be made to a church of choice.

Qualls, Elizabeth Faith
CAVE CITY - Elizabeth Faith Kackley Qualls, 57, of Evening Shade died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998 in a Batesville medical center.
She was born Jan. 26, 1940, at Manila to James Oliver and Johnnie Elmer Simpson Kackley. She was a homemaker, a registered nurse and a graduate of Arkansas College with a degree in psychology. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Qualls of the home; a son, Jeff Qualls of Evening Shade; five daughters, Lynn Muston, Barbara Garcia and Dianne Moore, all of Evening Shade, Jimmi Rush of Batesville and Becky Long of Hardy; her mother of Evening Shade; a brother, Wayne Kackley of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Olgie Lawson of South Bend, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father; an infant sister, Ethel Ann Kackley; and a grandson, Joseph Kackley Thomas.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Evening Shade School gymnasium with Carl Clem officiating. Burial will follow in the Qualls Cemetery at Evening Shade with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Muston, Eulogio Garcia, Randal Moore, Lenny Rush, Wayne Long, Abram Qualls, Jason Long, Richard Sherrod, Wayne Muston, Tommy Muston, Aaron Estes, Robert Thomas, Michael Thomas, Asher Qualls and Timmy Rush.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 this evening.

Watson, Pete
EL DORADO - J.P. "Pete" Watson, 74, of Mount Holly died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born June 30, 1923, in Mount Holly, he was the son of Jim and Johanna Haltom Watson. He was a retired sawmill owner and operator, a member of Silver Hill United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Lee Watson of Mount Holly; a son, Terry R. Watson of Batesville; a daughter, Karen Watson Reeves of Bryant; four brothers, Monroe Watson, Jimmie Watson, Colon Watson and Dee Watson, all of Mount Holly; a sister, Helen Payne of Mount Holly; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harper Watson and Dan Watson.
The funeral began at 10 a.m. today at Silver Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paulette O'Dell and the Rev. John Dill officiating. Burial was in Silver Hill Cemetery under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home of El Dorado.
Memorials may be made to the Silver Hill Cemetery Fund.

Wherry, Paul Daniel
McCRORY - Paul Daniel Wherry, 83, of McCrory died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in a Searcy hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the McCrory Church of Christ. He attended schools in Independence County and moved to McCrory in 1947.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Wherry; two sons, Donald Gene Wherry of Charlotte and Bill Wherry of Fair Grove, Mo.; a daughter, Betty Wherry of McCrory; two brothers, Hugh Wherry of Wynne and Hale Wherry of Newark; a sister, Emogene Gibson of Little Rock; and four granddaughters.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Newark.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Jones, Kate M.
MELBOURNE - Kate M. Jones, 94, of Little Rock died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Little Rock.
Born April 2, 1903, in Newburg, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Dora Harmon Hays. She later moved to California and was employed by Brock's Department Store where she worked as a sales clerk and waitress in the store tea room. After her retirement from Brock's, she moved to Little Rock. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bakersfield, Calif.
Survivors include a sister, Anna Blankenship of Nashville, Tenn.; a niece, Elwanda Smith of Little Rock; two nephews, Jack Hays of Salem, Mo., and Billy Hays of Moses Lake, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in the Bandmill community with Beverly Watkins officiating.
Pallbearers will be Charles Townsend, Dale Townsend, D. King, Burl Moorehead, Roy Page and Newt Blankenship.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.

Gwinn, Lillie Mae
Lillie Mae Gwinn, 72, of Sheridan died today, Jan. 19, 1998, in Batesville.
Born May 11, 1925, in Anderson, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Dolphus M. Harrison and Bessie Pettigrew. She was retired from Sterling Fawcett and was a member of the Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Randy Gatling of Batesville; a son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Beverly Gwinn of Sheridan; three brothers, Maurice Harrison, Donn Harrison and Mike Harrison, all of Anderson, Ind.; two sisters, Rosemary Watkins of Blanchester, Ohio, and Marilyn Reason of Anderson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Wayne Gwinn; and a son, Larry Lee Gwinn.
Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan.
Memorials may be made to Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Haggard, Earnest
Earnest W. Haggard, 88, of Batesville died today, Jan. 19, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born Aug. 2, 1909, in Cedar Grove, Tenn., he was the son of W.C. and Liza Smith Haggard. He was a retired employee of Limedale and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Holowell Haggard; a daughter, Lavada Barnes of Batesville; a sister, Delia Willis of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jimmy Barnes of Salado, Terrie Barnes and Barbara Sharp, both of Batesville, Pamela Barnes of Warner Robins, Ga., and Jean Brown of Palm Beach, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Allen Barnes, April Barnes and Ashley Barnes, all of Salado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and two brothers, Freeman Haggard and Troy Haggard.
The graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Maust, Flora
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Flora Nell Gray Maust, 78, of Clinton, formerly of Mountain View, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, in a Clinton hospital.
Born April 3, 1919, in Columbus, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John Emery and Josephine Prescott Gray. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Church of Mountain View.
Survivors include a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tracy and David Oleson; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Harding, Courtney Oleson and Lauren Oleson, all of Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cullen Storey and George Maust; a son, Michael Sterling Storey; a great-grandson, Corey Wayne Oleson; and a sister, Flossie Miller.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Church with Terry Tilley and Darrell Gosser offciating. Burial will be in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Pallbearers will be Benny Stevens, Ray Stevens, William Corter, Paul Corter, Al Wroblewski and Steve Hearron.
Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Baggs and Gary Norman.

Shannon, Arvil R.
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Arvil Richard Shannon, 98, of Entiat, Wash., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998.
Born July 11, 1899, in Mountain View, he was the son of the late William Finis and Martha Emaline Moore Shannon. He was the principal of Timbo High School before he and his family moved to Washington where he owned and operated an apple orchard in Entiat Valley until 1982 when he retired and returned to Mountain View. He moved back to Entiat Valley in 1996.
Survivors include five daughters, Grace Trammell of Mountain View, Betty Phillips of Huntsville, Gladys Harvey of Entiat, Jerry "Susie" Martin of Juneau, Alaska, and Joye Johnson of Scotts Valley, Calif.; two sons, Fred Shannon of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Alvin Shannon of Entiat; a brother, Leslie Shannon of Paso Robles, Calif.; a sister, Ona Martin of Sacramento, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Versa Bell Shannon; four sons, Roy Shannon, Guy Shannon, Arvil Richard Shannon Jr. and Curtis Shannon; a daughter, Glenna Shannon; three grandsons; two granddaughters; four brothers; and a sister.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View with the Rev. Thurman Gower and the Rev. James Trammell officiating. Burial will be in Red Doors Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Shannon, Allen Ray Shannon, J.E. Trammell, Bryon Mealer, Conrad Shannon, Doug Brewer and Phillip Brewer.

Terrell, Happel
Happel J. Terrell, 91, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

Erickson, Sarah Lou
Sarah Lou Erickson, 76, of Atlanta died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at her home.
A native of Arkansas, she was born Feb. 25, 1921. She married John L. Erickson on Oct. 2, 1945, and lived for many years in Leawood, Kan. She was active in Arkansas politics and in the national campaigns of Sen. J.W. Fulbright, Adelai Stevenson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. An avid bridge player, she attained the highest ranking of life master.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Gunnar and Barbara K. Erickson of Malibu, Calif.; two daughters and a son-in-law, D. Karen Erickson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kristin and Jon Farmer of Winter Park, Fla.; three grandsons, Kyle Erickson and Brent Erickson, both of Malibu, and Blaine Farmer of Winter Park; two sisters, Dorothy G. Downie of Little Rock and Marjorie G. Scott of Tillar; and a brother, John R. Glenn of Mountain View.
The graveside service will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
Memorials may be made to Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes Inc., P.O. Box 14136, University Station, Gainesville, FL 32604.

Ganey, Christine
NEWPORT - Christine Ganey died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Girtman, Orville C.
CAVE CITY - Orville Coy Girtman, 74, of Cave City died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in a Cave City nursing home.
Born May 1, 1923, in Cave City, he was the son of William Orville Girtman and Sarah Evelyn Brewer Girtman. He was retired from Cooper Communities at Cherokee Village and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cave City.
Survivors include his wife, Sibyl Gay Girtman; four sons, Charles Girtman of Eagle Lake, Texas, Dwayne Girtman and Michael Girtman, both of Cave City, and Harold Gaylon Girtman of Batesville; two daughters, Linda Southern of Farmington and Regina Weve of Mount Hope, Kan.; two sisters, Elwanda Dickey and Bernice Marlin, both of Cave City; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wana Gene Price; and a granddaughter, Sherry Girtman.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City with Dennis Gay and Keith Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Price, Billy Wayne Bacon, Kevin Girtman, James Kenneth Price, Jimmy Wooldridge and Max Denton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Riley, James Weve, Kenneth Price, Curzy Dickey, Charles Cordell and Norman Girtman.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Hembrey, Virginia
NEWPORT - Ella Virginia Hembrey, 75, of Elgin died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in a Newport hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church at Tuckerman.
Survivors include five sons, Richard Hembrey, Tom Hembrey, Monty Hembrey, Bob Hembrey and Roger Hembrey, all of Newport; two daughters, Nita Hembrey and Jennifer Cheshier, both of Newport; a brother, George Stone of Tuckerman; two sisters, Myrtle Veach of Pontiac, Mich., and Audrey Mitchell of Tuckerman; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Hembrey; and two brothers.
The graveside service began at 11 a.m. today at the Cheshier Cemetery at Elgin with the Rev. Neil Wilkerson officiating. Arrangements were by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Virginia Hembrey Fund at Union Planters Bank in Newport.

King, Roland W.
CALICO ROCK - Roland Wayne King, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in a Calico Rock hospital.
Born Nov. 24, 1923, at Wideman, he was the son of the late Charlie Price King and Ethel Townsend King. He worked in the timber industry and managed Sentinel Industries for 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calico Rock where he served as deacon, and he was a charter member of the Wilson/Byler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, a member of the American Legion, Izard County School Board and the Calico Rock Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He also served on the board of directors for the Calico Rock Industrial Development Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Erlene Lucy King; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Price King and Joannie Rush King of Calico Rock; a daughter, Nancy Beth Kemp of Pineville; three grandchildren, Jamie Wayne King, Jerred Price King and Amy Elizabeth Kemp; a brother, Orbie Dee King of Pineville; three sisters, Cloice Webb and Hazel McVey, both of Calico Rock, and Jeanette Hooper of Moses Lake, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Calico Rock under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.


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