Miscellaneous Nevada County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Elva E. Ward
Elva E. Ward, 77, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Prescott, died Saturday, January 6, 1996, at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
Born in Prescott on October 17, 1918, she had lived in Salinas for 39 years. Before her retirement she was a shed worker for A&P Produce Company, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salinas Moose Lodge, the Spokes Car Club of Salinas and the senior bowling league at Valley Center.
Survivors include her husband, James Ward; two sons, William of Texarkana, Texas, and Richard of Hollister, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services were held at Healey Mortuary chapel in Salinas. Burial was in the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Salinas under the direction of Healey Mortuary.

Larry W. Elledge
Larry W. Elledge, 48, of Hope died Monday, January 15, 1996, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.
Born November 30, 1947, in Hope, he was employed by Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, where he was an electrician for six years. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and Arkansas Chapter of ABATE (Arkansas Bikers Aiming Toward Education). He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Elledge.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Purtle Elledge of Hope; three sons, John Elledge of Texarkana, Chris Elledge and Cole Elledge, both of Hope; a daughter, Casey Elledge of Hope; his mother, Lola Elledge of Hope; two brothers, Richard Elledge and Wendell Elledge, both of Hope; and four sisters, Lillian Anderson, Sandra Franklin, Donna Rosenbaum and Judy Cowart, all of Hope.
Services were held Thursday, January 18, at Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Hope with Rev. I.V. Hight and Rev. Kenneth Bobo officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home.

Annie Louise Calhoun
Annie Louise Calhoun, 86, of Prescott died Tuesday, January 9, 1996, in Hope.
Born June 15, 1909, in Prescott, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Prescott.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Douglas Calhoun, Carol Marie Calhoun Ross and Sue Ann Calhoun, all of Redondo Beach, Calif; four great grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Gretchen M. Calhoun of Redondo Beach, Calif.
Services were held Saturday, January 13, at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott with Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating. Burial was under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home of Prescott.

Marion C. Sparks
Marion C. Sparks, 90, of Hope died Thursday, January 18, 1996, in Medical Park Hospital.
Born December 1, 1905, in Murfreesboro, he was a retired farmer and a member of Shover Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Denvil Sparks and Terriel Sparks of Hope; a daughter, Margaret Skinner of Hope; three sisters, Rema Franks of Pine Bluff, Mae Ross of Clovis, Calif., and Aslee Kemp of Texarkana; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, January 21, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Miller officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home of Hope.

Clara Jones Sparks
Clara Jones Sparks, 91, of Hope died Saturday, January 20, 1996, at Medical Park Hospital.
Born April 11, 1904, in Bodcaw, she was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion C. Sparks, who died two days earlier.
Survivors include two sons, Denvil Sparks and Terriel Sparks of Hope; a daughter, Margaret Skinner of Hope; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, January 21, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Miller officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home.

Ferman Jones
Ferman Jones, 85, of Little Rock, died Sunday, January 21, 1996, in St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Born April 10, 1910, in Prescott, he was the son of Lewis Jefferson Jones and Florma Ann Hooks Jones, a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, a retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Local 690.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jean Jones of Little Rock; five sons, Dallas Hershal Jones of Mabelvale, John Perry Jones of Buckner, Arvin Edgar Jones of Prescott, Kenneth Wayne Jones of Redfield, Ferman M. Jones Jr. of North Little Rock; a stepson, Jackie Shepherd of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Alice Lawrence of Shreveport, La., and Alma Renfro of Homer, La.; two brothers, Glenn Dale Jones of Summerall, Miss., and James Jones of Baytown, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Gravesdie services and burial were held Monday, January 22, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Robert Frances officating under the direction of Huson Funeral Home in Little Rock.

Shirley Thurman
Shirley Sue Thurman, 51, of Waldo died Sunday, January 21, 1996, at St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.
Born October 5, 1944, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Ellis Thurman of Waldo; two daughters, Tina McKinnon of El Dorado and Beverly Stockton of Prescott; her mother, Velma Loe of Prescott; a brother, William L. `Bud' Loe of Prescott; a sister, Ernestine Kosh of Hope; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, January 23, at Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home chapel in Prescott with Rev. Raymond Hicks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home.

Isabelle Harrington
Isabelle Briggs Harrington, 100, of Gurdon died Sunday, January 28, 1996, in Hope.
Born March 13, 1895, in Beirne, she was a housewife and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Beirne.
Survivors include two sons, James Harrington of Gurdon and Augustus Harrington of Omaha, Neb.; six daughters, Dorothy Gulley of Gurdon, Jacquelyn Brown of Gresham, Ore., Ella Faye Anthony of Little Rock, Phanae Nolan and Charlotte Nolan of Prescott and Sharon Harrington of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 1, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Texarkana. Services will be held Friday, February 2, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Beirne with Rev. Rufus Hatley officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Beirne under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Texarkana, Ark.

Nellie White
Nellie Belle Barger White, 89, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Prescott, died Sunday, January 29, 1996.
She was the widow of William F. `Buck' White and a member of First United Methodist Church in Prescott.
Survivors include two sons, Dan White of Houston, Texas, and Ottis White of Livingston, Texas; two brothers, Jack Barger of Mt. Ida and Jim Barger of Sulphur, La.; four sisters, Nina Cavanah of Pine Bluff, Beulah Milam of Prescott, Peggy Nichols of Stamps and Patsy Thorp of Camden; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday, January 31, at First United Methodist Church in Prescott with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Prescott under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

Bobby Richburg
Rev. Bobby Jack Richburg, 62, of Fouke died Wednesday, January 31, 1996, at his residence.
Born August 26, 1933, at Lorenzo, Texas, he was a retired employee of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. He was a retired Nazarene minister. He attended the Cathederal Heights Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Avery Richburg of Fouke; two sons, Tony Richburg of Lindsay, Texas, and Jay Richburg of Texarkana, Texas; three daughters, Cindy Whittington of Texarkana, Ark., Crystal Carver of Leary, Texas, and Candy Hanson of Blevins; three brothers, Perry D. Richburg of Athens, Texas, G.W. Richburg Jr., of Laneburg, Texas, and Bill Richburg of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Daisy Deaton of Athens, Texas, and Dorothy Shoemaker of Midlothian, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Friday, February 2, at Cathederal Heights Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Russell Branstetter and Rev. Harold Durham officiating. Burial was at Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.

Nolen Clark
Nolen Clark, 77, of Hope died Friday, February 2, 1996, in Medical Park Hosptial in Hope.
Born February 19, 1918, in DeAnn, he was employed with Tol-E Tex Oil Company in Hope for 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hope and the widower of Lovenia Clark.
Survivors include two sons, Dave Clark of Hope and Ricky Clark of Prescott; four brothers, Jim Clark, Reid Clark and James Clark, all of Hope and Dexter Clark of Crossville, Ill.; three sisters, Clora Willett of Hope, Norma Gielish of Eugene, Ore., and Nelda McMillen of Nashville; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, February 5, at Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Hope with Rev. Scott Neathery officiating. Burial was in White Oak Grove Cemetery in DeAnn under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home.

Trudie Taylor
Trudie Elizabeth Taylor, 86, of Sugar Land, Texas, died Friday, February 2, 1996, at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Born September 20, 1909, in Slocum, Texas, she was the daughter of Dorsey Wren and Nancy Emmer Mitchell Barham. She was a member of Southwest Baptist Church in Sugar Land and the widow of Oba Lawrence Taylor.
Survivors include a son, Earnest Barham Taylor of Sugar Land; a sister, Hazel Hurst of Hot Springs; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, February 4, at the Garmany and Garden Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg, Texas, with Bro. Ed Forrest officiating. Burial was Monday, February 5, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope under the direction of Garmany and Garden Funeral Directors of Rosenberg.

Lois Lane
Lois Lane, 75, of Delight died Saturday, February 3, 1996, in Delight.
Born October 1, 1920, in Prescott, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the widow of Dwight Lane.
Survivors include six sons, Paul Lane and James Lane both of Delight, Thomas Lane of Paducah, Ky., Olen Lane and Joe Lane of Blevins and Benny Lane of Prescott; five daughters, Cathy Stuart of Texarkana, Texas, Mary Rutherford of Hope, Jeanie Rhodes of Blevins, Faye Wicker of Antoine, and Ruth Adams of Murfreesboro; three sisters, Evelyn Dickerson of Emmet, Christine Harris of Prattlville and Betty Cagle of Prescott; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.

Samuel (Sam ) Leslie
Samuel F. `Sam' Leslie, 40, of Blevins died Saturday, February 3, 1996, in U.T. Bowld Hosptial in Memphis, Tenn.
Born August 7, 1955, in Nashville, Ark., he was a self-employed logger and a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Alene Leslie of Nashville; two sisters, Patricia McClenny of Benton and Sandra Couturiaux of Philadelphia, Penn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Thursday, February 9, at Marlbrook Cemetery near Blevins with Lee Little officiating. Burial was under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott.

Minnie Ola Munn
Minnie Ola Langston Munn, 88, of Fordyce died Sunday, February 4, 1996, in Dallas County Hospital in Fordyce.
Born November 13, 1907, in Nevada County, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice Munn and a son, Eugene F. Munn.
Survivors include a daughter, Lavona Knight of Fordyce; two brothers, Jeff Langston of Hope and Milton Langston of Emmet; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Services were held Friday, February 9, in Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Hope with Rev. Wayne Langston officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Sutton under the direction of Brazzel-Oakcrest Chapel Funeral Home.

Herman H. Hooker
Herman H. Hooker, 83, of Prescott, died Tuesday, February 6, 1996, at a Prescott nursing home.
Born September 15, 1912, in Schaal, he was the son of the late James A. and Nancy Elizabeth Williams Hooker, a member of Temperanceville Baptist Church of Nashville and retired from the upholstery businesss. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Hooker.
Survivors include a brother, Eugene Hooker of Pensacola, Fla.; four sisters, Inez Coleman of Nashville, Ann McCullough of Prescott, Lois Porter of Austin, Texas, and Mildred Jones of Amarillo, Texas.
Graveside services and burial were Thursday, February 8, at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Mineral Springs with Bro. J.T. Hill officiating. Burial was under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Home in Texarkana.

Henry B. Jones
Henry B. Jones, 92, of Bluff City, died Saturday, February 10, 1996, at Pineview Nursing Home in Gurdon.
Born August 15, 1903, in Smyrna, he was a self-employed mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dester Jones and a daughter, Vester Mae Jones.
Survivors include three sons, Henry Lee Jones of Arkadelphia, Clifford D. `Casey' Jones of Phoenix, and Hesterly F. Jones of Hope; a daughter, Mildred Thomas of Maben, Miss.; a sister, Bessie Ogle of McNeil; eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday, February 11, at Ebeneezer Cemetery in Bluff City with Rev. Harold Jones officiating. Burial was under the direction of Brazzel-Cornish Funerl Home of Prescott.


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