Miscellaneous Logan County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Blanche Agnes Cox
Blanche Agnes Cox, 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron and had been attending Our Lady of Assumption Church in Booneville.
Mass was held Friday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron with burial at Freedom Cemetery, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Rosary was held Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Cox, of the Freedom Community in Arkansas. She was born in Moline, Ill., the daughter of Katherine and Jacob Mohr and sister of Alvin, Lloyd, Norbert, Berdell, Richard and Robert, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by sons Raymond Cox of Bluffton, Tom Cox of Bradenton, Fla., and Richard Cox of San Bernadino, Calif. and grandson, Stephen Greer of Booneville.
She is survived by daughters, Kathy Wood and husband Larry of Booneville, Joan Franklin of Greenwood and Mary Ann Womak of Hartford; sons, Jerre Cox and wife Cindy of Freedom Community, and Ken Cox, also of Freedom Community; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Loretta Dewitt of Bettendorf, Iowa, Teresa Shelangouski of Rapid City, Ill., and Lucille Kepple of Moline, Ill.; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Onie Clayton “Buck” Weaver
Onie Clayton “Buck” Weaver, 82, of Booneville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 in Greenwood. He was retired after 37 years with the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company, working with a railroad maintenance crew. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Union and attended Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lela Gnell (James) Weaver.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pine Log Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Morrison of Booneville and Annell Carter of Fort Smith; two sons, Denton Weaver of Booneville and Quinton Weaver of Greenwood; one sister, Margie Waldron of Booneville; one brother, Lloyd Weaver of Booneville; one grandchild, Claye Carter of Greenwood; one great-grandchild, Presley Maclaye Carter of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bill Strickland, and Ronnie, Bill, Hank, Pat and Woodrow Weaver.

Betty June Dawson
Betty June Dawson, 59, of Booneville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God in Booneville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dawson, and her father, Donnell Shackleford, Jr.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Jo Walker of Tennessee and Rebecca Mae Crenshaw of Booneville; two sons, Gerald Dawson of Tucson, Ariz., and Harold E. Dawson, Jr. of Booneville; her mother, Juanita Shackleford of Booneville; one sister, Beverly Greenhaw of Booneville; one brother, Douglas Shackleford of Oklahoma; and seven grandchildren, Tiffany Dawson, Christopher Dawson, Ashley Walker, Brittanie Jones Crenshaw, Gabryella Walker, Bradley Crenshaw and Harold E. Dawson, Jr.
Pallbearers were her church family.

Vivian Bridges Goodson
Vivian Bridges Goodson, 84, of Paris, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, in Paris. She was a retired waitress and was a Baptist.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Goodson, and her parents, Henry King and Lelah (Reames) Bridges.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Bethel Baptist Church in Paris, with burial at Moore Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
She is survived by one daughter, Loretta Cameron of Magazine; three sons, Don Goodson, Lyndell Goodson and James Moore, all of Paris; one sister, Baydeen Carloss of Newark, Calif.; two brothers, Marion and H.K. Bridges, both of Paris; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charlie Allen, Harry Fletcher, Tommy Melton, Robert Redding, Glenn Reames and Dean Morris.

Joe Halford
Joe Halford, 73, of Fort Smith, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, in his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Booneville, the son of the late Seaborn and Mary Yarborough Halford. He was a member of West-Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at West-Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith with burial at Roselawn Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy (Redding) of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Martha Halford of Rogers; one sister, Lillie Mae Ray of Booneville; two grandchildren, Ryan and wife Melissa Halford and Adam Halford, all of Rogers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joel Lewis, Carl Nichols, Tom Porter, Benny Brown, Ben Pearson and Lyndon Blackman. Honorary pallbearers were the elders of West-Ark Church of Christ.

Mary K. Whitaker
Mary K. Whitaker, 55, of Paris, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, in Fort Smith. She was an employee of Cloyes Gear Co. in Paris.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charles F. Slavey.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Roller Chapel with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
She is survived by one son, Michael Whitaker; her mother, Billie Harrison of Paris; and one brother, Bobby L. Slavey of Booneville.

Verneda Wilkins Craig
Verneda Wilkins Craig, 78, of McAlester, Okla., formerly of Magazine, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, in McAlester.
She was born in Sugar Grove, and was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus L. and Pearl Cupp Wilkins; by one sister, Syble Smith; and by two brothers, Owen and Charles.
A funeral service was held at Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester on Monday, Sept. 24, with Rev. Jack Shamburger and Rev. Randy Craig officiating, with burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery in McAlester.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Craig; one son, Bob of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann McGee of Dallas, Texas, and Ruth Ellen Griffin of Stonewall, Okla.; three brothers, Melvin Wilkins of Bryant, and John Paul and M.L. Wilkins of Magazine; two sisters, Allie Mae Organ of Fort Smith and Mary Alice Khilling of Magazine; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Wayne Holiman
Wayne Holiman, 54, of Blue Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 in his home. He was a father and a grandfather.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church in Magazine with burial at Ellington Cemetery in Magazine, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Holiman of the home; seven daughters, Crystal Holiman, Telina Burlison, Tina Akin, Terry Dunaway, Thresa Banks, Tammy Dodson and Janella Widden; eight sons, Raymond Holiman, Mavis Holiman, Paul Akin, Richard Perryman, James Perryman, Tracy Russell, Eddie Duke and Johnny Duke; one sister, Alice Epperson; four brothers, Rucker Holiman, Charles Holiman, Bill Holiman and Elmer Holiman; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John O’Kelley, Eddie Duke, Tommy James, Paul Jones, Robert Ham and Aaron Short.

Andrew Jordan Lee Spencer
Andrew Jordan Lee Spencer, an infant, of Paris, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, in a Russellville hospital.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfathers, David Wilson Smith and Frank Etzkorn; maternal great-grandfather, Seth Wilson Smith.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Magazine First Assembly of God Church with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his parents, Arthur and Annett Spencer of Paris; maternal grandparents, Jacqueline Spencer and Charles Davis of Dardanelle, and Monita Smith of Booneville; maternal great-grandparents, Roxie Etzkorn of Dardanelle and Benny Lay; maternal great-great-grandmother, Verne Witt; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Robin Spencer of Branch; and Sheila and Marty Kampmann of Booneville; paternal great-grandparents, Neoma Spencer, Ann and Denver Perkins, Helen Finney and Matthew Kampmann of Booneville; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Neil Spencer, Stanley King, Michael Brittian, Charles Davis, John Ewing and Martin Kampmann.

Charles Martin Cessna
Charles Martin Cessna, 51, of Van Buren, formerly of Booneville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Golden City, south of Booneville. He was a maintenance supervisor for Norton Proppant, Inc. and was a mentor for three years in Parker Elementary in Fort Smith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Martin and Helen Lucille (Musser) Cessna.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Assembly of God Church in Booneville with burial at Fair View Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Lorena Kay (Russell) Cessna of Van Buren; one daughter, Brandie Brownlee of Booneville; two step-daughters, Shawna Moritz of Denver, Colo., and Barbie Suttles of Van Buren; two sons, Charles Cessna of Magazine and Dennis Cessna of St. Paul, N.C.; one step-son, Vince Adair of Van Buren; one sister, Linda Swain of Polsom, Mont.; and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Goff, Chris Jones, George Asbury, Jacky Wall, John Solly, David Harris, Dan Mickelson and Don Bogard.

Mary Lou Hampton Lyon
Mary Lou Hampton Lyon, 73, of Hot Springs, formerly of Booneville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, in her home in Hot Springs. She was a charter member of Hot Springs Baptist Church, a graduate of Booneville High School, attended the University of Arkansas, member of Delta Gamma Sorority, president of Federation of Women’s Club in Springhill, La., worked for the Fort Smith Police Department then retired from the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Clara Littlefield Hampton, and a sister, Wanda Smith.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at First Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Lyon and Russell Grimshaw, Jr. of Maumee, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Hampton and Linda Lyon of Ward; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeral and Betty Hampton of Booneville; a brother-in-law, William Lyon of Fordyce; three grandsons, Chip and Doug Grimshaw and Chris Lyon; two granddaughters, Missy Lyon Ferrell and Amanda Grimshaw; two great-grandchildren; five nieces and three nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Ronald Smith, John T. Hampton, Dr. Jack Allen Lyon, Carl Lyle, Murel Steele, James Peterson, Rick Casgrove, Greg Smith and grandsons Chip ands Doug Grimshaw and Chris Lyon. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Betty Stark Sunday school class, and members of the BHS Class of 1945.

Dr. Ira O. Tate
Dr. Ira O. Tate, 76, of Booneville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 in Booneville. Born in De Valls Bluff on Nov. 8, 1924, Dr. Tate was a retired optometrist, a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville, the Lions Club, the Booneville Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Optometric Association. He was also an avid golfer.
The body was cremated under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith. There will be a graveside memorial service Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at Heavener Memorial Cemetery in Heavener, Okla., where his ashes will be spread between the graves of his father, Ira Hastings Tate and mother, Ruth Tate.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home; one daughter, Leslie Louise Ray of Booneville; one sister, Mary Ruth Smith of Denver, Colo.; and one grandchild, Laina Lee Ray of Booneville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service at P.O. Box 40626 Memphis, TN 38174.

Mamie Callahan
Mamie Callahan, 98, of Booneville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 in a local hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Callahan. She joined First Baptist Church in 1913 and belonged to “Piece Makers Quilters” of First Baptist Church. She was retired at age 96 after several years as a volunteer worker at ARVAC.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Scott of Booneville; one grandson and wife, Dennis and Kathryn Scott of East Hadan, Conn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Paul X Williams, Roy Jack Tomlin, Carl Lyle, Ron Cooney, Glenn Phelps, Don Dunn, Cecil Brown, Larry Barnes and Larry Churchwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Harold Stanley Irwin
Harold Stanley Irwin, 78, of Magazine, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 in his home. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by two daughters, Betty DeLay and Peggy Cameron.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Victory Baptist Church, with burial at Ellington Cemetery in Magazine, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by three sons, Robert S. Irwin of Booneville and Roy Allen Irwin and Jackie Ray Irwin, both of Beeville, Texas; one brother, Wayne Reeder of Hugaton, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brent DeLay, Tommy DeLay, Carl Cameron, Shane Irwin, Michael Irwin, John Fox and Kenneth Reeder.

Cleasie Robinson
Cleasie Robinson, 81, of Magazine, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clark Chapel Church of Abrahamic Faith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (West) Cox; two sisters; Eva Polk and Sylvia Sarten; three brothers, Earnest, Jesse and Robert Cox; and her husband, Cleabert Robinson.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at Clark Chapel Church of Abrahamic Faith with burial at Clark Chapel Cemetery in Magazine, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
She is survived by one daughter, Diann Robinson of Magazine, and two sisters, Ola Harden of Magazine and Bessie Robertson of Oroville, Calif.

Maude Lillian Dempsey
Maude Lillian Dempsey, age 90, of Farragut, Tenn., formerly of Booneville, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at the Farragut Healthcare Center. She was a retired teacher, business person and a former director of a Head Start Center.
Maude was preceded in death by her husband, Dale R. Dempsey; parents, William H. and Willie Cobb Price; sisters, Olive Price Jones, Sallie Price Markley; brothers, Theron Price, Robert Price, Otis Price, John Price and Joseph Price. She is survived by her son, Robert D. Dempsey, Sr. and his wife Tess; grandsons, Robert D. Dempsey, II and his wife Angela and Gregory P. Dempsey; step-grandchildren, Christopher Bailey, Lindsey Bailey, Jenniffer Hunter and her husband, David; step-great-granddaughter, Lauren; and nephew, Harold P. Jones and his wife Cherie and family.
The family received friends Tuesday at Click Funeral Home-Farragut Chapel in Farragut. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville with Rev. Toby Talley officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be the male members of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Click Funeral Home-Farragut Chapel is serving Mrs. Dempsey’s family. Arrangements in Booneville will be handled through Roberts Funeral Home.

Mildred V. Ryan
Mildred V. Ryan, age 96, of Blue Mountain passed away at her home on Sept. 17, 2001. She was born Oct. 3, 1904 to Joe L. and Minnine Barker Loyd at Magazine, Arkansas. She married George C. Ryan on Oct. 3, 1924 at Blue Mountain. To this union were born four children, all who survive. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband on May 7. 1960, five brothers and five sisters. She is survived by one son, George Carroll Ryan of Blue Mountain; three daughters, Gene Hurst (Elmo) of Cotter, Ark., Grace Calva (Ted) of Blue Mountain and Joan Ryan (Ray) of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Ryan D. Chadwick; and a great-grandson, Holden Ryan Chadwick of Little rock; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She has been active in county, district and state fairs for many years, exhibiting her Rhode Island Red chickens, and working with the youth in 4-H club activities. She has been an active member of the Blue Mountain EHC for over 60 years. She was a member of Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church in Blue Mountain for over 70 years.
Services were held Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at 2 p.m., at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church with elder James Isaacs, elder Jim Turner and elder Cal Kennedy officiating. Interment was in Blue Mountain Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Mountain Cemetery maintenance fund trust, at Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 32 in Magazine, AR 72943.
She walked through life and left her imprint there: Her love of life and living is not lost: Her spirit lives on through those she loved and reaches out to us through them. At the pathway’s end is an open gate through which we must go to a place of peace and joy that we cannot know. Our Father is waiting there to give strength and rest. May we then find comfort in her death, that God knows that which is best.

Aleyne Biggs Brown
Aleyne Biggs Brown, 87, of Fort Smith, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, in her home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, James Everett Biggs and Guy Eastman Brown.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at Woodlawn Memorial Park Chapel with entombment in Woodlawn Mausoleum in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. Biggs of Gentry and Tom Biggs of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cloyal Oren Krigbaum
Cloyal Oren Krigbaum, 88, of Magazine, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2001 in Paris. He was a retired poultry farmer, affiliated with the Church of God.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Laura (Graham) Krigbaum.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Roller Chapel in Paris with burial at Paint Rock Cemetery near Driggs, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Krigbaum of Magazine; one daughter, Lois Whitson of Paris; two sons, Darrell Krigbaum of Magazine and Coy Krigbaum of Paris; one step-son, Jimmy Bynum of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Wanda Kelm of Magazine; one brother, Mat Krigbaum of Magazine; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Ivan McKim
Robert Ivan McKim, 74, of Booneville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired builder for Desoto Furniture.
A memorial will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Septl 20, at 1822 Happy Lane in Booneville. The body was cremated under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary McLamore of Muskogee, Okla., and Helen Welch of McAlester, Okla.; two sons, John McDonald of Minnesota and Paul Bodine of Casselberry, Fla.; one sister, Lois Robertson of Baker City, Ore.; three brothers, Martin McKim of Halfway, Ore., and Joseph McKim and David McKim, both of Locust Grove, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Richard Max Davis, Sr.
Richard Max Davis, Sr., 69, of Booneville, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2001 in a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Fayetteville. He was a disabled veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at Glendale Baptist Church with burial at Callahan Cemetery in Booneville, with full military honors, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Lela Mae of the home; two daughters, Tony Ann Davis of Booneville and Pam Hall of South Carolina; one son, Ricard Max Davis, Jr. of Booneville; a half-sister, Irda Raney of Booneville; one brother, Howard Davis of Nevada; a half-brother, Rex Davis of Booneville; six grandchildren, Crista Davis, Melissa Hall, Daniel Hall, Patrick Hall, Mira Davis and Mariah Davis; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Doug Shipman, Randy Earls, Larry Terry, Darrell Terry, Robert Shelton and Tommy Shelton. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Bailey, Vennie Davies, Albert Slawson and Johnie Gray.

Bill Earp, Jr.
Bill Earp, Jr., 72, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Booneville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 in a nursing home. He was a truck driver for Southern Pacific for over 40 years, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Steep Hollow Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jeanette Earp.
A funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with burial at Rest-Ever Cemetery, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Nancy Earp of Madisonville, Texas, and Mike and Cissy Earp of Bryan; two sisters, Edith Kimes of Fort Smith and Juanita Primm of Paris; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Florence M. French
Florence M. French, 63, of Booneville, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church of Booneville.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Victory Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
She is survived by her husband, Derrel of the home; three sons, Derrel Dewayne French of Waldron, Jimmy Dale French of Booneville and George Fredrick French of the home; three sisters, Dottie Riley of Booneville, Blanch of Oklahoma and Viola of Texas; four brothers, Earl, Chester, Johnny and Butch Hess, all of Texas; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Gossett, Dean Jefferries, David Stone, Richard Myers, Walter Scott, Sr. and James Graves.

Orville Darwin “O.D.” Hooker
Orville Darwin “O.D.” Hooker, 68, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 in Tulsa. He was a retired City of Tulsa inspector.
A private family service was held in Booneville with burial in a family cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow, Okla.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Hensley Hooker; children, Kimberly Weddington and April Martinez; a sister, Masonna Smashey; and five grandchildren.

Donnie Mae Walters
Donnie Mae Walters, 88, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 in Fort Smith. She was mother and a homemaker.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Blue Mountain, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by eight grandchildren, Joe Pierre, Jr. of Little Rock, Gary Pierre of Blue Mountain, Sherry Peirre of Fort Smith, Allen James of Russellville, Charles McElwae of Fort Smith, Debbie Talley of Fort Smith, Jonie Cole of Live Oak, Fla., and Patty Mayden of Russellville; and nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Aaron, Joseph, Carly, Cierra, Miranda, Alexsis and Gabriel.

Doris Irene Baysinger
Doris Irene Baysinger, 50, of Booneville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, in a Waldron hospital. She was employed at Tyson Foods and was a Baptist.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Resthaven Park Mortuary with burial at East Resthaven Park Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. Local arrangements were handled by Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.
She is survived by her husband, Rick; two daughters, Carolyn Sue and Bobbi Jo, both of the home; one son, Raymond Hedges of Booneville; her mother, Margurite Hedges of Goodyear, Ariz.; four sisters, Shirley Knox of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Glenda Chamberlin and Carol West, both of Goodyear, Ariz., and Kathy Beebe of Waddell, Ariz.; and two brothers, Don Hedges of Phoenix and John Hedges of Globe, Ariz.

Barbara Gean Hensley
Barbara Gean (Horton) Hensley, 63, of Hinton, Okla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001. She was a homemaker and loved crocheting and needle work. She was born May 23, 1938 in Booneville.
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 10, at Victory Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of the home; her mother, Marie Morris of Booneville; one son, Martin Kenneth Johnston and wife Jamy of El Reno, Okla.; two daughters, Martha Craig and husband Wallace of Lone Wolf, Okla., and Mary Williams and husband Rick of Booneville; two brothers, Rick Morris of Booneville and Eddie Morris of Blue Mountain; one sister, Debbie McClure of Booneville; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mary Sue Phillips
Mary Sue Phillips, 66, of Paris, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a member of Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church of Paris.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Dean Phillips, Sr., of the home in Paris; two daughters, Wilma Crossno of Muldrow, Okla., and Carol Ruth Adair of Booneville; two sons, Gerald Dean Phillips, Jr., of Booneville and Jackie Allen Phillips of Paris; three sisters, Olive Dietrick and Dorothy Barnes of Booneville and Linda of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Bryan Eugene Smith
Bryan Eugene Smith, 67, of Dakota City, Neb., formerly of Booneville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, due to complications of a stroke. He was born in Sugar Grove.
He was a Korean War and Vietnam War veteran and retired from the United States Air Force in 1974. He was an owner-operator in the trucking industry since leaving the Air Force and retired from trucking in 1993.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace M. and Willie B. Smith; one brother, Charlie Smith; and one sister, Nellie Harvey.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City, Ne. Burial with military graveside service was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; and five sons, Kenneth and his wife Sue of Winterset, Iowa, Thomas and his wife Carla of Chula Vista, Calif., Douglas of Dakota City, Neb., Bryan, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Bellevue, Neb., and John of New Virginia, Iowa; a daughter, Kimberly Galloway of Dakota City; five sisters, Faye Deeds of Magazine, Lois Godfrey, Dorothy Scantling and Etta Mae Scott, all of Booneville and Nova Wilkins of Slaton, Texas; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Evelyn WalBorg DeLine
Evelyn WalBorg DeLine, 79, of Magazine, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, in a local hospital. She was a housewife.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Magazine First Assembly of God Church with burial in Evans Cemetery near Magazine, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by her husband, Bud Clyde DeLine of the home; four daughters, Barbara Barton of Arlington, Wash., Jean Ayers of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.., Sharon Irby of Magazine and Penny DeLine of the home; three sons, Keith DeLine of Buford, Ga., Allan DeLine of Gordon, Wis.., and Anthoney DeLine of the home; and one brother, Ralph Finne of East Brunswick, N.J.

Coy Eugene Johnson
Coy Eugene Johnson, 67, of Magazine, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 in Booneville. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with burial at Liberty Cemetery in the Driggs community, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by five sisters, Florene Foshee, Betty Cameron and Ima Faye Beck, all of Magazine, Hazel Foster of Havana and Pauline Stanberry of Danville.
Pallbearers were Gene Beck, Marvin Cameron, Johnny Foster, Larry Stanberry, John Foster, Jr. and Tony Foster.

Frank A. Marten, Jr.
Frank A. Marten, Jr., 83, of Booneville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 in Booneville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Marten of Booneville; two daughters, Darlene Wolski of Booneville and Sharon Ryan of Helena, Mont.; two sons, William Marten of Naples, Fla., and Gary Marten of Birnamwood, Wis.; three sisters, Agnes Gut of Wausau, Wis., Ester Pilz of Hatley, Wis., and Gladys Pilz of Lockport, Ill.; one brother, Cornelius “Bud” Marten of Ringle, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary Siddons
Mary Siddons, 49, of Booneville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 in a local hospital. She was affiliated with the Methodist church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Betty Tomlin Pirraglia.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Siddons of the home in Booneville; one daughter, Tina Osborne of Booneville; one sister, Gerry Meiries of Booneville; two brothers, George Pirraglia, Jr. of California and Orville Pirraglia of Texas; and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Matthew Cartwright, Darrel Glasgow, Robby Jones, Orville Pirraglia, Jr., Jimmy Lee and Roy Jack Tomlin, Sr.

Rocky Lynn Woodard
Rocky Lynn Woodard, 25, of Booneville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 in his home in Booneville. He was a mechanic at Johnson Motors in Booneville.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his father, Paul Woodard of Booneville; mother, Mary Cagle and step-father, Jim Cagle of Booneville; a grandfather, Paul Woodard of Booneville; a sister, Regina Teel and husband Steve of Hampton, Va.; a brother by choice, Caleb Jones of Booneville; and a half-brother, James Peugh of Magazine.
Pallbearers were David Ross, Luke Scott, Aaron Jones, Allan Campbell, Jake Shackleford, Kenny Crownover, Jeremy Fisher and Caleb Jones.

Mildred Ann Cabe
Mildred Ann Cabe passed from this life on Nov. 25, 2001 after suffering for years with Huntington Chorea Disease. She was a homemaker and member of Temple Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Swafford, and a brother, Jimmy Dale Swafford.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bobby, of the home; one daughter, Vickie Carter and her husband Loyal of Waldron; two sons, Harrell Cabe and his wife Alishia of Waldron and David Cabe of Waldron; four granddaughters, Crystal and Valerie Petty and Savanna and Marci Cabe, all of Waldron; five sisters, Catherine Pollard, Shirley Parisi and Jean Thomas, all of Booneville; Wanda Patton of Anderson, Ind., and Ruth Tatum of Yackimaw, Wash.; three brothers, Bobby Swafford of Booneville, John Harold Swafford of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bill Swafford of Munds Park, Ariz.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Sehorn Cemetery, under the direction of martin Funeral Home of Waldron.
Pallbearers were Dwight Patton, Wesley Patton, Chuck Swafford, Jeff Cabe, James Smith and Rick Smith.

John Wesley “JW” Balkman, Sr.
John Wesley “JW” Balkman, Sr., 81, of Magazine, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in Booneville. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Magazine, a past member of the Magazine School Board, ASCS and was a cattle rancher.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Patterson Balkman; a daughter, Carolyn Tyler; and a brother, Everett Balkman.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at First United Methodist Church in Magazine with burial at Ellington Cemetery in Magazine, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife Alta White Balkman of Booneville; one daughter, LaCreta Balkman Waters of Richardson, Texas; one step-daughter, Sandra Cobb of Cummins, Ga.; one son, Johnny Balkman of Magazine; one step-son, James Cooper of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Mary Sue Rodgers of Belton, Texas; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Darrel D. Graham
Darrel D. Graham, 74, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in a Paris hospital. He worked for the Paris Police Department as a dispatcher for 13 years, despite being blind. He also worked for the civil defense.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Leila Graham; a brother, Voygene; and a daughter, Irene Ellinburg.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Paint Rock Cemetery with burial at Paint Rock Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by twin brothers, Ray and Faye Graham, both of California; three grandchildren, Bruce Cooper, Paul Cooper and Jessica Cooper, all of Paris; and other relatives and friends.

Frances Lee Herman
Frances Lee Herman, 75, of Magazine, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2001 in her home. She was a Methodist church member.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Leo Herman, and a daughter, Virginia Lee Chandler.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by five daughters, Rosetta Jones of Paris, Ruby Bonnette Cox of Waldron, Brenda K. Bennett of Caulksville, June Carolyn Wakeley of Kentucky, and Tammie Diane Kanagy of Magazine; one son, Henry Dennis Wallis of Pinnconning, Mich.; one step-daughter, Ruth Ann Cowan of California; three step-sons, John Eugene Herman, Robert Wayne Herman, and Jimmy Leo Herman, all of Magazine; a half-sister, Kimberly Gentry of Texas; 27 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Jones, John E. Herman, James Kanagy, Chris Burks, Franklin Gibson and Chase Norris.
Carol Jane Quezada
Carol Jane Quezada, 63, of Fort Smith, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a housewife and a Baptist.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by one sister, Helen Marie Hughes of Booneville; and three brothers, Wayne T. Swope and William Abel Swope, both of Booneville, and J.T. Swope of Fort Smith.

Lorene Francis Wann
Lorene Francis Wann, 84, of Fort Smith, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001 in Fort Smith. She was born March 30, 1917 in Daughty, Okla.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Wann; a daughter, Edna Mae Wann; her parents, Arthur and Ella Moore; three brothers, Johnnie, Alvin and Wasson Moore; and one sister, Verna Stewart Estes.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by one daughter, Mayrene Nelms and her husband Wayne “the best son-in-law in the world” of Fort Smith; two sons, Eddie and wife Dixie Wann of Booneville and Everett and wife Jannis Wann of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mary Hoffman of Fort Smith; two brothers, Arthur Paul Moore of Paris and Ralph Moore of California; four grandchildren, Larry Nelms of Gore, Okla., Cathy Jones of Jenny Lind, Polly Walker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Amy Beckett of Booneville; one step-grandson, Michael Fischer of Jeffersonville, Ind.; five great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and one step-great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Eddie Wann, Everett Wann, Wayne Nelms, Larry Nelms, Wendal Moore and Jeff Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 322 N. Greenwood in Fort Smith, 72901.

Mary Ricker Williams
Mary Ricker Williams, 99, of Waveland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 in a Booneville nursing home. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Waveland United Methodist Church where she served as the junior high class Sunday school teacher for 50 years. She was also the last surviving charter member of the Waveland Homemakers Extension Club, remaining an active member from 1934 until her death.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Thomas Williams, and her parents William M. and Alemdia Allie Tygert Ricker.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Waveland Community Church with interment in Rock Creek Cemetery in Waveland, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
She is survived by five daughters and a son-in-law, Ruby McKee, Beth and Noble James and Virginia James, all of Waveland, Francis Mathis of Shawnee, Okla., and Willie McBride of Ola; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rick Gatlin, Mark Gatlin, Ben Gatlin, Bob Rice, Robert Mathis and Steven Mathis.

Buford G. Catlett
Buford G. Catlett, 87, of Booneville, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 in a Fort Smith Hospital. He was a member of a Baptist church in McAlester, Okla.
He is preceded in death by a wife, Mamie Mercer Catlett, his mother and father, three brothers and a sister.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial at Bud Davis Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Neoma Catlett of the home in Booneville; three daughters, Jean and husband Ron Walters, Sue and husband Tim Cline, and Charlotte Samples, all of California; two sons, Burt Catlett and wife Francis of Booneville and Tom Catlett and wife Linda of California; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rick Mercer, Clinton Catlett, Howard Catlett, Bill Catlett, Sam Catlett and Cornell Catlett.

Betty June Dawson
Betty June Dawson, 59, of Booneville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God in Booneville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dawson, and her father, Donnell Shackleford, Jr.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lakeview Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Jo Walker of Tennessee and Rebecca Mae Crenshaw of Booneville; two sons, Gerald Dawson of Tucson, Ariz., and Harold E. Dawson, Jr. of Booneville; her mother, Juanita Shackleford of Booneville; one sister, Beverly Greenhaw of Booneville; one brother, Douglas Shackleford of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Tiffany Dawson, Christopher Dawson, Ashley Walker, Brittanie Jones Crenshaw, Gabryella Walker, Bradley Crenshaw and Harold E. Dawson, Jr.; and one step-grandchild, Jeffery Crenshaw.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Crenshaw and her church family.

R.C. Fleming
R.C. Fleming, 62, of Havana, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 in a Danville hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1939 in Riley to Silas and Ellie Brothers Fleming. He was a retired restaurant owner and carpenter and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 at Moores Chapel Church with interment in Moores Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Laster Fleming; two sons, Danny Fleming of Havana and John Fleming of Booneville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Joe Comer of Muldrow, Okla., Diane and Dickie Parnell of Sand Springs, Okla.; four brothers, Wayne Fleming and J.B. Fleming, both of Havana, Billy Fleming of Sand Springs and Cleve Fleming of Wheatland, Calif.; two sisters, Myrtle Elliott of Atoka, Okla., and Barbara Beason of Booneville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Charles H. Roberts
Charles H. Roberts, 72, of Hampden Township, Penn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24. He was the Hampden Township police chief and had been chief of law enforcement for the state Education Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War; an avid sailor; and a member of International Chiefs of Police Association and St. John’s F&AM Lodge 260.
A private graveside service was held, under the direction of Neill Funeral Home in Camp Hill, Penn.
He is survived by his wife, Jane M. Roberts; a daughter, Susan R. Worman of Rochester, N.Y.; three brothers, John S. of Fresno, Calif., Dick G. of Farmington, N.M., and June O. of Magazine; a sister, Mable Rasnick of Trade, Tenn.; and a granddaughter.

Robert Jay “RJ” Thomas
Robert Jay “RJ” Thomas, 78, of Havana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1923 in Waveland. He was a timber marker for 18 years for the U.S. Forest Service and a member of the Havana V.F.W.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Eula Mae Thomas; a son, John Thomas; a grandson, Joey Thomas; and a sister, Althea Matthews; and his parents, Ruby Virgle and Myrtle Pogue Thomas.
A funeral service was held at Cornwell Chapel in Danville at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 with interment in Blue Mountain Cemetery, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
He is survived by one son, Virgil Thomas of Havana; one daughter, Roberta Thomas of Booneville; two grandchildren, Laurel Thomas and Wesley Thomas, both of Havana; one nephew, T.J. Matthews of Danville; and one great-grandson, Joshua Thomas of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Bill Turner, J.D. Griffith, John Fuchs, Billy Joe Beatty, Charles Brown and Butch Bird.

Roy Luther “R.L.” Tripp, Jr.
Roy Luther “R.L.” Tripp, Jr., 43, of Fort Smith, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001 in Fort Smith. He was an equipment operator and a Protestant.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Liberty Cemetery in Magazine, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
He is survived by one daughter, Miranda Tripp of Fort Smith; one son, Randall Tripp of Fort Smith; his mother, Marie Beaver of Magazine; his father, Roy Luther Tripp, Sr. of Fort Smith; and three sisters, Betty Marie Stone of Barling, Mittie Jo Ainsworth of Booneville and Denese Smith of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Jim Ainsworth, Rick Stone, John Smith, Daniel Graham, Joe Little and Jimmie Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Clifton Ross and Raymond Pickartz.


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