Miscellaneous Miller County, Arkansas Obituaries

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JILL STEPP

Jillian Suzanne Stepp, 16, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in a Little Rock hospital.

Jill was born Dec. 23, 1985, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a junior at Arkansas High School through Nova Net and a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Ace and Meloyne Stepp of Texarkana; her grandparents, Douglas and Betty Randolph of Atlanta, Texas; three aunts, Daphyne Kerr of Texarkana, Roselyn Barger of Sturdivent, Mo., and Sue Graddy of Bourbon, Mo.; three uncles, Malta Stepp of Texarkana, Mark Stepp of Advance, Mo., and Kenny Stepp of Enterprise, Ala.; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Texarkana Funeral Home Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Pam Brule and Roy Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Queen City Cemetery, Queen City, Texas.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be at the home of Malta and Paula Stepp, 3423 Ash Street, Texarkana, Ark.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Childrens Hospital, 800 Marshall, Little Rock, Ark., 72202.

ONNIE GURLEY

Onnie Gurley, 75, of Hooks, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Hooks.

Mrs. Gurley was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Hooks. She was a homemaker and a member and deaconess of Cedar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Gurley Sr. of Hooks; five sons, Fred Gurley Jr. of Menlo Park, Calif., Steven Gurley, John Gurley and Anthony Gurley of Hooks and Charles Gurley of Wichita Falls, Texas; four daughters, Joyce Hubbard, Rosie Daughtery, Angela K. Perry and Cathy A. Gurley of Hooks; one brother, Melvin Banks of Hooks; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Ulycess Forte officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Springs Cemetery under direction of Haynes Mortuary.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be the home of Fred Gurley, Hooks.

IONE MORPHEW

NASHVILLE, Ark.--Ione I. Morphew, 56, of Nashville died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in a Texarkana hospital.

Mrs. Morphew was born March 6, 1946, in Newport, Wash. She was an employee of Mac's Upholstery, a musician and Bible teacher.

Survivors include her husband, Arlis Morphew of Nashville; two sons, Tim Morphew of Springdale, Ark., and Kenny Morphew of Nashville; three daughters, Kellie Keating of Barry, Texas, Kim Bumgarner of Nashville and Dee De Reed of Dierks, Ark.; one sister, Alma Henthorne of Amity, Ark.; one brother, Carl Self Jr. of Curley, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nashville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery.

DONALD MARTIN

ASHDOWN, Ark.--Donald Gene Martin, 71, of Wilton, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in Ashdown.

Mr. Martin was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Ashdown. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Maxine Martin of Wilton; one son, Terry Martin of Wilton; one daughter, Jeanie Parker Blake of Ennis, Texas; two stepsons, Glen Seymore of Delaware and Anthony Chambers of Mesquite, Texas; two stepdaughters, Deborah Seymore Wood of Ashdown and Kristi Ansley of Red Oak, Texas; two sisters, Virginia Snow of Wilton and Brenda McKean of Marshall, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Wilton Cemetery with the Rev. Donnie DeLoney officiating. Burial will be under direction of Madden Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of Virginia Snow, 527 North, Wilton.

BELMA HUNTER

Belma "Buddy" Hunter, 83, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in a local hospital.

Mr. Hunter was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Summerfield, La. He was retired from Cotton Belt Railroad.

Survivors include one sister, Audrey Hunter of Texarkana; two nieces and one nephew-in-law, Yvonne and Jake Levingston of Atlanta, Ga., and Dorothy Jean Riggins of Los Angeles; five nephews, Curtis Lindley of Texarkana, Charles Hull and Paul Hull of Houston and John Hull and Sylvester Hunter of Los Angeles; and one cousin, Betty Jean Hall of Texarkana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview COGIC with Elder Thomas Turner officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under direction of Richardson Hill & McFadden Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

THELMA HINTON

Thelma L. Hinton, 81, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in a Chickasha, Okla., hospital.

Mrs. Hinton was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Foreman, Ark. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis William "Blackie" Hinton; two sons, Paul Michael and John Lee; two daughters, Anita Louise and Sandra Marie; and four grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Clyde Hinton of Kimball, Neb., Curtis Richard Hinton of Angola, La., and Curtis Lee Hinton of Addison, Ala.; five daughters, Nancy Jo Wulf and Jeannie Renee Thielmann of Addison, Betty Jean Hanna of Lyndon, Kan., Patricia Ann Weatherly of Texarkana and Fayerene Giles of Chickasha; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at East Funeral Home, Downtown, Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William V. Garner officiating. Burial will be in Ashdown Cemetery, Ashdown, Ark.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

INA HIGGINBOTHAM

Ina Mae Higginbotham, 86, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Higginbotham was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Doddridge, Ark. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Higginbotham.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard L. Higginbotham of Texarkana and Tim and Teresa Higginbotham of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Lonnie Jones of Fouke, Ark., and Judy and Larry Bowman of Texarkana; two sisters, Mable Gregory of Texarkana and Mavis King of Dallas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Sylverino Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Launius officiating. Burial will be under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown.

LEE HARRIS

Lee Charles "Lee Morris" Harris, 52, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in a local hospital.

Mr. Harris was born March 21, 1950, in Texarkana. He was a former employee of North America Rail Co. and attended Community Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Leon Patrick Harris, in 1994.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth LaMorris Harris of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Sounia Harris-Reeves and Roney Reeves of Texarkana; his mother, Guvvase Harris-Primus of Texarkana; six grandchildren, Anastasia Reeves, Octavier Reeves, Kenneth Harris Jr., Kennedi Harris and Leonard Davis of Texarkana and Jamaine Harris of Greenville, N.C.; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lyles Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Warren Smith officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Chapel Cemetery.

The body may be viewed 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

VELMA JARVIS

PRESCOTT, Ark.--Velma Jarvis of Rosston, Ark., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Houston.

Arrangements are pending with Shackelford Funeral Home.

DANNY RICHARDSON

STAMPS, Ark.--Danny Joe Richardson, 50, of Taylor, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Richardson was born April 18, 1952, in Modesto, Calif. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Fraternal Order of Police. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Stacy DeAnne Kelley.

Survivors include one daughter, Tonya Renea Holland of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Virble Bryant Richardson of Taylor; two brothers, Pete Richardson of Stateline community and John William Richardson of California; two sisters, Jackie Fields of Taylor and Brenda Tinkes of Springhill, La.; and two grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Smith Funeral Home.

WANDA TERRELL

DALLAS--Wanda Yvonne Scoggins Terrell, 47, of Hurst, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at her home.

Ms. Terrell was born June 11, 1955, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a business analyst/information technology consultant and a member of Cathedral of Faith COGIC, Hurst, where she served as president of the singles ministry, editor of the church newsletter, director of youth ministries and district YPWW chairperson of Dallas Mid Cities District, First Jurisdiction.

Survivors include one daughter, Kristal Deyionne Terrell of Hurst; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Doyce and Evelyn Scoggins of LaHabra Heights, Calif., and Ellis Lee Scoggins of Texarkana; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Vernita S. Gamble, Helen S. Robinson and Joyce S. and the Rev. Willie Arnold of Texarkana and Shirley S. and the Rev. Leroy Danzy of Inglewood, Calif.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of Faith COGIC with Superintendent J.E. Hornsby officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, Texarkana, under direction of Black & Clark Funeral Home.

MILDRED BAKER

NAPLES, Texas--Mildred Ann Baker, 86, of Omaha, Texas, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Omaha.

Mrs. Baker was born July 21, 1916, in Marietta, Texas. She was a member of Douglassville United Methodist Church, Sunshine Club, 42 Club and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John Rivers of Omaha; three sisters, Helen Bryan Baker of Douglassville, Texas, Beryl Heard of Naples and Iwana McCoy of Texarkana; one granddaughter, Sara Sharrer Sullivan of Atlanta, Texas; two great-grandsons, Dennis Jorden Nix and Jerry Joe Sullivan of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Douglassville United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Bingham officiating. Burial will be in Douglassville Cemetery under direction of Alexander Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Douglassville United Methodist Church.


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