Miscellaneous Nevada County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Harold Standridge
Harold Douglas Standridge, 37, of Prescott, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Antoine after a sudden illness.
He was born October 8, 1958, in Little Rock and was self-employed. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He was the son of Mary Davalos of Glendale, Calif.
Survivors, besides his mother, include three sisters, Margaret True of Dallas, Texas, Cathy Mendez of California and Judy Goss of Conway; one brother, Randy Standridge of California; and an aunt and uncle in Prescot and in Gurdon.
The body was cremated and services were held in Glendale, Calif. Local arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

Ned Purtle
Ned Purtle, 85, of Hope passed away July 11, 1996, in Hope. 
He was born April 24, 1911, in Prescott, to Sid and Ollie Hale Purtle. A pioneer in the cattle business, he established a registered Hereford herd in 1927 with his brother, Homer Purtle. This herd is still in operation making it the oldest purebred herd of beef cattle in Arkansas.
He was one of the founders of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, a former board member of Arkansas Farm Bureau, president of the First Rural Telephone Cooperative in Arkansas, a member of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame, a Kiawian and a longtime member and teacher of the men's Sunday school at First Baptist Church of Hope.
Survivirs include his wife, Pauline Ray Purtle of Hope; a son, Ned Ray Purtle of Hope; a sister; Margaret White of Prescott; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were Saturday, July 13, at Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel in Hope. Burial was in Memory Gardens in Hope by Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Hope.

Lenord Mays
Lenord Mays, 57, of Gary, Ind., formerly of Prescott, died July 8, 1996, at Methodist Hospital in North Gary, Ind.
He was born June 26, 1959, in Prescott and was a stockman for Jewel's Food Stores in Gary. He was a member of Cothran Chapel C.M.E. Church in Prescott.
Survivors include a sister, Eloise Giles of Gary, Ind.
Services were Saturday, July 13, at Cothran Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Davis officiating. Burial was in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott.

Mark Richard Brooks
Mark Richard Brooks, 35, of Shreveport, La., died July, 13, 1996, in Bossier City, La.
He was a former employee of Orr Chevrolet in Texarkana.
Survivors include his father and mother, Paul J. Brooks and Johnnie Ann Jarvis Brooks, both of Shreveport; two brothers, Jeff Brooks of Bossier City and Victor Brooks of Shreveport; two grandmothers, Velma Jarvis of Prescott and Jane Pinter of Shreveport; and numerous other relatives from Prescott and Rosston.
Services were Monday, July 15, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia. Burial was in Rosston Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cross officiating.

Charles Purifoy Jr.
Charles Purifoy Jr., 77, of Malvern, formerly of Nevada County, died Wednesday, July 10, 1996, in Malvern at Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 7, 1918, in Whelen Springs. He was an Aircraft Utility Worker and a Baptist.
Survivors include a brother, Harry Purifoy of Sparkman, and a sister, Margie Hitcher of Palmdale, Calif.
Burial was in Bluff City Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home of Hope.

Ellis E. Prosser
Ellis E. Prosser, 78, of Gun Barrel City, Texas, formerly of Prescott, died December 20, 1995, in Gun Barrel City.
Born July 5, 1917, in Victor, N.Y., he was a former mechanic at DeLamar Chevrolet in Prescott and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Prosser of Gun Barrel City; two daughters, both of Gun Barrel City; 16 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Saturday, December 23, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank, Texas, with Rev. Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville, Texas, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank, Texas.

Homer C. Greer
Homer C. Greer, 87, of Burkeville, Texas, formerly of Nevada County, died Tuesday, December 26, 1995, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Texas.
A native of Arkansas, he was a longtime Burkeville resident, a charter member of Columbia Hunting Club, a retired logging contractor and a member of Burkeville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother. Glen Greer of Newton, Texas; a sister, Thelma Wingfield of Jasper; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, December 28, at Burkeville Baptist Crruch with Bro. E. Dudley Rutledge officaiting and assisted by Bro. Van Lowe. Burial was in Tanner Cemetery in Burkeville under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper, Texas.

Lewis Thompson III
Lewis E. Thompson III, M.D., 46, of Little Rock, formerly of Prescott, died Thursday, December 28, 1995, of a heart attack.
Born in Little Rock, he was a graduate of Hall High School before graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1971. He then graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical Science School in 1975 becoming a family practice physician. He was a member of the Arkansas and American Medical Association and was a Presbyterian.
Survivors include two daughters, Patirica Claire and Elizabeth Ann Thompson, both of Prescott; and two sisters, Toss Worthington and Joy Sallee Thompson, both of Little Rock.
Graveside services were held Saturday, December 30, at Roselawn Cemetery with Rev. Robert Graham officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

Howard Webb
Howard Webb, 66, of Blevins, died Monday, December 25, 1995, at Pike County Hospital in Murfressboro.
Born in McCaskill, April 8, 1929, he was a retired Hempstead County truck driver and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Urcella Webb of Blevins; three sons, Thomas Howard Webb and Douglas Dewayne `Doug' Webb of Blevins, and William Charles `Chuck' Webb of McCaskill; a daughter, Marsha Ann Erwin of Nashville; two brothers, J. L. Webb of McCaskill and Charles Wayne Webb of Benton; three sisters, Lee Walters, Bobbie Middlebrooks and Betty Vise, all of Benton; three grandchildren; and one step granddaughter.
Services were held Wednesday, December 27, at Balls Chapel Church of Christ in McCaskill with Randy Hughes officiating.
Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in McCaskill under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home of Hope.

Steve Snell Jr.
Steve W. Snell Jr., 67, of Clarksville, died Monday, December 2, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville,
He was retired as counselor at Lamar High School. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents S.W. Snell and Coy Deaton Snell.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Willis Snell of Clarksville; a son, Stephen Snell III, M.D.; a brother, James Richard Snell of Emmet; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were Wednesday, December 27, 1995, at Snell Cemetery in Emmet with Rev. Richard Brown officiating.
Burial was in Snell Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home.

William Robey
William Ross Robey, 58, of Little Rock, formerly of Prescott, died Sunday, December 31, 1995.
He was the son of the late Robert Jack Robey and Louise Ross Robey. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Jack Robey Jr.
Survivors include a brother, Gus Robey of Benton.
Services were held Friday, January 5, at the Shackelford Funeral Home chapel in Prescott. Burial was in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home.

Floye Ward
Floye Bethea Ward, 87, of Prescott died Monday, January 1, 1996, in Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia.
Born November 10, 1908 in Arkadelphia, she was a member of First Methodist Church of Prescott and the widow of Brad B. Ward.
There are no survivors.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday, January 3, at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott with Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating, under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott.

Charlie Sisson
Charlie Sisson, 81, of Hope died Saturday, December 23, 1995, in Medical Park Hospital.
Born November 24, 1914, in Laneburg, he was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of Rocky Mound Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Otis Sisson of Kansas City, Mo.; and two sisters, Bonnie Boyette of Washington and Ethel Booker of Camden.
Graveside services and burial were held at Laneburg Cemetery under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home of Hope.

Maida F. Smith
Maida F. Smith, 85, of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, January 3, 1996, at her home.
Born January 8, 1910, in Nevada County, she was a resident of Nevada County until 1954 when she moved to Kansas City. She was the widow of Hobert Smith and was preceded in death by a son, George Smith.
Survivors include four daughters, Norma Harris of Kansas City, Mo., Margaret Barham of Cale, Mary Ann Stewart of Prescott and Judy Cook of Alvin, Texas; a son, Richard Smith of Texarkana; 12 grandsons; 10 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, January 5, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Doris M. Loe
Doris M. Loe, 69, of Camden, formerly of Prescott, died Saturday, December 30, 1995.
She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, O.A. Loe of Camden; a son, Lawrence Loe of San Antonio, Texas; two daugthers, Debra Ann Miller and Leona Kay Loe, both of Little Rock; a sister, Patricia Burkhart of Redding, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday, January 1, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Prescott with Bro. Charles Teel officiating. Burial was under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

Aleene Harris
Aleene Harris, 79, of Prescott died Thursday, January 4, 1996, in Hope.
Born October 13, 1916, in Prescott, she was a Baptist and a foster grandparent at the Nevada County Day Care Center in Prescott.
Survivors include a son, Edward Harris of Fort Smith; a daughter, Carolyn Cummings of Prescott; a brother, Bill Brown of Mabelville; and two sisters, Octavine Jeffcoat and Gertrude Sobka, both of Hazen.
Services were held Saturday, January 6, at Shackelford Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Missionary Grove Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home.

Therin Wilson
Therin D. Wilson, 68, of Prescott died Friday, January 5, 1996, in the VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Born September 8, 1927, in Sheridan he was a tow boat captain for Dixie Carriers, veteran of World War II, the Korean War and was in the Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Onalaska, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Abbie Wilson of Prescott; a daughter, Lisa Adkison of South Lake, Texas; a brother, Conrad Wilson; four sisters, Era Mae Weeks, Peggy Cusick and Gean Simmons and Dorothy Nell Chrestman, all of Benton; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, January 9, at Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home chapel in Prescott with Toby Slough officiating. Burial was in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home.

Ronald Everly
Ronald Albert Everly, 66, of Rosston died Saturday, January 6, 1996, in Magnolia City Hospital.
Born November 25, 1929, in Michigan City, Ind., he was the son of the late Frank Everly and Ana Shultz Everly, and a millwright for Deltic Farm and Timber.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Everly of Rosston; two daughters, Susan Clements of Conway and Joyce Price of Idabel, Okla.; two brothers, Ted Everly and Cecil Everyl, both of Michigan City, Ind.; two grandsons; and one great grandchild.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday, January 8, at Rosston Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home of Magnolia. Memorials may be made to Carti in Little Rock.

Julie Nash
Julie Goff Nash, 47, of Fayetteville died Friday, January 5, 1996.
Born August 22, 1948, at Texarkana to Gerald and Juanita Goff, she was a 1966 graduate of Arkansas High School and received a degree in French and English from the University of Arkansas in 1970. She taught high school French in Jacksonville before moving to Fayetteville in 1979. She had served on the Fayetteville Planning Commission and on the city board of directors and was also a member of the Washington County Historical Society, League of Women Voters and Garden Club Council. She was employed by Welcome Wagon and manager of the organization's six-state southern region.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa of the home; and a son, Will of the home; her parents, Gerald and Juanita Goff of Texarkana; a brother, Bill Goff of Texarkana; a sister, Becky McClintock of Texarkana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, January 9, at the Texarkana Funeral Home chapel with Steve McIntosh officiating. Burial was at East Memorial Gardens in Texarkana. Memorials may be made in Nash's name to Central Christian Church in Texarkana or to a memorial fund in Nash's name for the expansion of and beautifcation of Fayetteville greenspace, care of the Bank of Fayetteville.

Marie Weaver
Marie Annette Weaver, 56, of Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Prescott, died Sunday, January 7, 1996, in Texarkana.
Born March 20, 1937, in Prescott, she was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sissi Wilson, in 1994.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Weaver of Texarkana, Texas; a son, Russ Ghormley of Prescott; a daughter, Donna Marlar of Prescott; two stepdaughters, Vicki McCorkle and Sandra Weaver both of Texarkana; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, Janaury 10, at Midway Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery near Prescott under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home of Prescott.

Robert Lee
Robert Edward Lee, 84, of Prescott, died Monday, January 8, 1996, in Prescott.
Born September 4, 1911, in Foreman, he was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Sumners Lee of Prescott; and a brother, William H. Lee of Little Rock.
Services were held Wednesday, January 10, at Shackelford Funeral Home chapel in Prescott with Gene Cloer officiating. Burial was in Beards Chapel Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home.

Odell Toliver
Odell Toliver, 74, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Blevins and Prescott, died Saturday, December 30, 1995.
Born January 18, 1921, in Blevins, he was the son of the late Earnest and Elnora Toliver and a member of Ward Chapel AME Church in Prescott. He graduated from McRae High School, was retired from the U.S. Army and the University of Washington custodial department. He was a member of Curry C.M.E. Church in Seattle.
Survivors include four children, Bobbi Sims of Seattle, Wash., Odell Toliver Jr. of Fairfield, Calif., Twyla Toliver of Hayward, Calif., and Myrtice Ahmed of Seattle; one stepdaughter, Lula Simmons of Seattle; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Thursday, January 4, at Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Seattle with Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial was in Abbey View Cemetery in Seattle under the direction of Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle.

Pearlie Banks
Pearlie Banks, 82, of Prescott died December 28, 1995.
Born July 13, 1917. in Bigelow, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Samuel Jospeh and Mrs. Luller Oliver Roseburrow. She was a graduate of Conway County Training Senior High, a former member of New Zion A.M.E. Church in Conway during her youth, and was a graduate of Philander Smith College. She pursued her teaching career in the Prescott area. She returned to school and earned a master of education degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and subsequently, doing postgraduate work at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C., Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and the University of Arkansas. She was the widow of J.B. Banks
She was active in civic endeavors after retirement. She was an active member of Ward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church for 36 years where she served as director of religious education, director of the youth department, steward, stewardess, choir member, benevolent treasurer and program director. She was a member of the Hope Cotillion Club.
Survivors include a sister, Elvira Vaughn of Morrilton and a brother, Samuel Roseburrow of Los Angeles, Calif.
Services were held Saturday, January 6, at Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church in Prescott with Rev. Arthur L. Coulter officiating. Burial was in Sweet Home Cemetery near Prescott under the direction of Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.

Louis Henderson
Louis C. `Teke' Henderson, 70, of Rosston died Thursday, January 11, 1996, in Magnolia Hospital.
Born May 4, 1926, in St. Joe, he was the son of Clarence Edgar and Alvie Lucinda Parks Henderson. He was a retired electrician for Amfuel, a World War II veteran and the widower of Marian Ann Henderson. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Waldo.
Survivors include two daughters, Tamela A. Travis of Willisville and Pamela A. Owenby of Fairview, N.C.; two sisters; one brother, three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, January 13, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia. Burial was in Willsiville Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Fuernal Home.

Tate McGill
Joseph Tate McGill, 72, of Little Rock, formerly of Prescott, died December 28, 1995 at Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born December 21, 1923, in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late J. Tate McGill and Lois Winters McGill. He attended schools in Prescott and was a 1941 graduate of Prescott High School. He was a University of Arkansas engineering graduate and a gradaute of the School of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, Mo. He retired in 1983 from Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company and served as Mayor of Prescott. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. At the time of his death he was living in Little Rock.
McGill's father was coach of the Prescott football team in 1922. The team traveled to Little Rock and played the Tigers with only 11 players on the roster. The Prescott team won the very competitive game and that is when the team was originally given the name, McGill's Curley Wolves, which was later changed to Prescott Curley Wolves.
He is survived by his wife, Rene McGill of Little Rock; a son, David McGill of Texarkana; a stepson, Richard Mueller of Little Rock; a brother, James McGill of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister, Josephine Nichols of Atlanta, Ga.
A memorial service was held at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home chapel in Little Rock. Burial was in Little Rock National Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home of Little Rock.

Jewell Fitzgerald
Jewell Fitzgerald, 83, of Stamps died Thursday, January 11, 1996, at Medical Park Hospital in Hope.
Born February 9, 1912, in Nevada County, she was a member of the Apostolic Faith United Pentecostal Church at Lewisville, a homemaker and a retired grocery cashier.
Survivors include her husband, Elbert Fitzgerald of Stamps; a son, Diamond Clay Farr Jr., of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, LaDonna Ann Fitzgerald of Stamps; three brothers, Bro. Garland Wesson of Phoenix, Ariz., Leonard Wesson of Prescott and Bro. Louie Wesson of North Little Rock; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Services were held Monday, January 15, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel in Stamps with Bro. James Roberts officiating and assisted by Bro. Roy McGee. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Elvin Taylor
Elvin Thomas Taylor, 76, of Lowell, formerly of Prescott, died Friday, January 12, 1996, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
Born November 28, 1919, in Texarkana, he was the son of Sylvester and Bertha Collins Taylor. He was a retired construction worker, a Pentecostal and an army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Louise William Taylor of the home; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 16, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with Rev. Jim Huffman officiating and under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale.

Guy Daniel
Guy O. Daniel, 85, of Prescott died Saturday, January 13, 1996, in Medical Park Hospital in Hope.
Born November 12, 1910, in DeLeon, Texas, he was a self-employed logging contractor, a Primitiave Baptist and was preceded in death by a son, Hillard Daniell.
Survivors include his wife, Ohel Daniell of Prescott; three daughters, Lauvenia Hinson of Little Rock and Myra Peachey and Joyce Martin, both of Prescott; three sisters, Clara Mae Carter of Clarendon, Texas, Laoice `Ted' Carter of Sherman, Texas, and Mavis Loe of Lake of the Pines, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, January 15, at Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home chapel in Prescott with Rev. Raymond Hicks officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in Morris under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home.

Betty Norman
Betty (Montague) Norman, 72, of Prescott died Sunday from an aneurysm while visiting family and firends in California over the holidays.
A native of Iowa, she was an accountant and a longtime member of Sweet Adelines.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Norman of Prescott; six daughters, Leslie De LaRosa of Bishop, Calif., Barbara Nicoletta of San Jose, Calif., Stephanie Ford of Santee, Calif., Robin Zolezzi of San Jose, Calif., Dianna Montague of Sacramento, Calif., and Andrea Elliot of Campbell, Calif.; 13 grandchilren; and five great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Jones Mortuary in East Palo Alto, Calif. Burial was in Sweet Home Cemetery near Prescott.

Viola Walker
Viola Greening Walker, 87, of Camden, died Monday, January 8, 1996.
Born August 7, 1918, in Ouachita County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Ludie Lee Morris Greening. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served as financial clerk, treasurer of the Missionary Society., deaconess and took an active part in all activities at the church. She was the widow of Junious Walker.
Survivors include two daughters, Bernice Lamar of Chidester and Ruby Reed of Camden; a son, Willie Clyde Walker of Pine Bluff; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, January 12, at Antioch Baptist Church in Stephens with Rev. Grady M. Bennett officating. Burial was under the direction of Williams Funeral Home of Camden.


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