Miscellaneous Pope County, Arkansas Obituaries


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James C. Dixon
James C. Dixon, 69, of Russellville, died Saturday (July 26, 1997) at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. 
He was born April 27, 1928 at Atkins to William and Myrtle Haralson Dixon; married Thelma Standridge Dixon on Sept. 5, 1948; was a forklift operator with ConAgra Frozen Foods; preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Myrtle Smith Dixon; a brother, L. D. Dixon and a sister, Audra Marie Dixon, and was a member of the Adoration Church in Atkins. 
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Standridge Dixon of Russellville; a son, James Glen Dixon of Russellville; three daughters and one son-in-law, Linda and Carl Price of Russellville, Brenda Dixon of Little Rock and Janie Dixon of Gosnell; a sister, Mary Lois Lewallen of Russellville; nine step-brothers and step-sisters; two grandchildren, Lisa and Scotty White of London and Karla Price of Russellville; a grandson, James Wheeler of Little Rock; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service was Tuesday morning at the Adoration Church by Bro. Charlie Casto and assisted by Rev. Clinton Reddell. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Harold Bryant, Richard Fryer, Jim Hemmer, Larry Lewallen, Jimmy Cothren, Ricky Prater. Honorary were the Adoration Church. 

Mary Keilch
Mrs. Mary Alice Keilch, 102, of Dardanelle died Monday (July 28, 1997) at Atkins Nursing Center. 
She was born July 10, 1895 at Dover to Judge John H. and Mary A. Jones Bullock; a charter member of Dardanelle Business and Professional Women's Club and a member of the Russellville chapter of American Association of Retired Persons and Dardanelle Presbyterian Church, where she served as deacon, teaching elder and president of the women's organization; she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. "Buddy" Keilch; a son, Richard F. Keilch Jr.; a daughter, Alice Mae McCarson and a granddaughter, Patricia Rose Keilch. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Pat Keilch of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Meyer of Winlock, Wash.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral service will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at Dardanelle Presbyterian Church by Rev. Nancy Covington. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. 

Austin Hegeman
Austin McKenzie Hegeman, 5, of Atkins died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock following a brave battle with cancer. 
He was preceded in death by a great grandmother, Violet Parker, and a cousin, Samuel Thomas Miller. 
Survivors include his parents, Blaine and Sheila Miller Hegeman of Atkins; two brothers, Spencer and Ben Hegeman of Atkins; grandparents, Thomas and Barbara Miller of Dardanelle and Bill and Mable Hegeman of Atkins; great-grandfather, Joe Bill Parker of London; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were Monday, July 3, at the Dardanelle Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Peggy Duval officiating. Burial was at the Chickalah Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements were in the care of the Dardanelle Funeral Service. 

Harvey Mathes
Harvey Joe Mathes, 39, of Morrilton, died Sunday (Oct. 10, 1999) at his home. 
He was born April 21, 1960, in Morrilton to the late Harvey Mathes and Dollie Venable Mathes. He was employed by M&M Rock Company in Conway. 
Survivors include his mother, Dollie Mathes of Morrilton; a son, Zachary Mathes of Morrilton; a daughter, Shena R. Williams of Conway; two brothers, Charlie Stain and Andy Mathes both of Morrilton; two sisters, Audrey Ann Bryant of Morrilton and Betty Ward of Plumerville, and one grandchild, Austin Thomas Williams. 
Funeral service was Tuesday afternoon at the Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Henry Clark and Bro. Samuel Freeman. Burial was in Perry Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home. 
Pallbearers were Donnie Ray Harris, George Harris, Otis Story, Andy Mathes, J. B. Mathes and Gary Moses. 

Ruby Lee Maxwell
Ruby Lee Cape Maxwell, 80, of Morrilton (formerly of Atkins), died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. 
he was born May 8, 1919 in Chickalah to the late James Wiley and Eartha Earles Cape. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Maxwell, a half-sister, Nellie Newton, a son, a daughter, and a grandson. She was a member of the Assembly of God. 
Survivors include two sons, Earnest Maxwell, Jr., of Pine Bluff, and Don Maxwell of Atkins; six grandchildren, Ronnie of DeValls Bluff, Harold of Nashville, Betty and Timothy of Little Rock, April Thompson and Jason Maxwell both of Atkins; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service will be this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2 at the Lemley Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. W. A. Berg. Burial will be in the Bells Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers will be Jason Maxwell, John Thompson, Tommy Harris, Jr., Matt Cummins, and Larry and Melvin Johnsgard. 

Harlie Murdoch
Harlie Nina Dee Murdoch, of Atkins, died Tuesday, Oct 1, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of the Atkins First Baptist Church. 
She was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Pope County, and was the daughter of the late Porter and Jean Howard Hill. 
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh E. Murdoch, a brother, Sidney Hill and two sisters, Maxine Gross and Johnnie McGowan and her grandparents who raised her, A.B. and Mary Elizabeth Lemley Hill Bates. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Murdoch of Atkins and David and Margaret Murdoch of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jeff Fryer of Atkins; six grandchildren, Joe DuVall and wife, Marsha of Russellville, Tamara Jenkins and husband, James of Atkins, Mark Murdoch and wife, Gail of Atkins, Amy Dunlap and husband, Jon of Russellville, Tessa Murdoch of Broken Arrow, Okla., Amber Wubbe and husband, Jeff of Broken Arrow, Okla.; six great-grandchildren, Kelsea and McKenzie Duvall, Moira Murdoch, Zack Murdoch, Carly Dunlap and Brianna Wubbe. 
Funeral was Thursday, Oct. 3 at Lemley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Bobby Lane Pitts, David Pitts, Tim Murdoch, Jamie Gilbert, Greg Nelson, and Wayne Ollis. 
Memorials may be made to the Russellville Second Baptist Church, 1100 North Frankfort, Russellville, Ar. 72801. 

Mary Nahlen
Mary Elizabeth Nahlen, 87, of Atkins died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at The Atkins Nursing Center. 
She was born July 15, 1915, in the South New Hope Community in Russellville. She was the daughter of the late William and Lilly Belle Faulkner Harvill. She was a retired lab technician at the Atkins Pickle Plant and a member of the Atkins Church of the Assumption. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Nahlen, one sister and three brothers. 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William Joseph and Pat Nahlen of Atkins; two granddaughters, Barbara Casto of Atkins and Karen White of Russellville; one step-grandson, Bobby LaJoie of Atkins; one step-granddaughter, Tami Sorrels of Indianapolis, Ind.; one great-grandson, James Casto of Atkins, and five step-great-grandchildren, Dawson, Will and Luke Sorrels of Indianapolis, Ind., and Katie and Lacie LaJoie of Russellville. 
Funeral services were Monday at Atkins Church of the Assumption with Father Vincent Flusche officiating. Burial was in Atkins Catholic Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Joe Vidunas, Kris Wells, James Casto, Ron Blalack, Bobby LaJoie and Lynn Embry. Honorary bearers were Johnny Nahlen, Ron Lawrenz, Tim Lawrenz and Mike Warren. 

Wendell Sanders
Wendell Sanders, 43, of Dover died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home. 
Born Oct. 27, 1956 at San Jose, Calif., he was an employee of the maintenance department at the Dana Corporation and a member of the Poor Boys Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Ginger Sanders; a son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Marnee Sanders of Russellville; a daughter, Angel Sanders of Pottsville; a step-son, Jason Spradlin of Oklahoma; his father and step-mother, J.L. and Vivian Sanders of Nogo; his mother, Lavern Marable of Russellville; two brothers, Lynn Sanders and Gerald Sanders, both of Dover; a step-brother, Paul Kendrick of Rogers; a half-sister, Patricia Carter of Russellville; a step-sister, Pam Rolland of Dardanelle; two grandchildren, Laken Davis of Pottsville and Alyssa Sanders of Russellville; and two step-grandchildren, Christopher and Caala Cox, both of Russellville. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 21, at the Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Dean Caldwell officiating. Burial was a Rock Springs Cemetery, at Hector. 
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Henderson, Tony Hernandez, Wayne Titsworth, Troy Morris, Gary Black and Gary Clair. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bates and Mitchell Collins. 
Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas Hospice, 103 West Parkway, Suite 2, Russellville, Ark. 72801. 

Willis Hill
Willis Curtis Hill, 82, of North Little Rock, formerly of Hot Springs, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at home. 
He was a member of the Baptist Church of Hot Springs and a laborer in a workshop at Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lue Nichols Hill. 
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne Curtis Hill of North Little Rock and Coy Alan and April Christina Hill of Damascus; two grandsons, Alan Curtis and Jesse Alan Hill, both of Damascus; a sister, Reccie Parker of Hot Springs; and a mother-in-law, Marilyn Kay Taylor of Conway. 
Graveside service was June 4 at the Shiloh Cemetery in Atkins with the Rev. David Downum officiating. Burial was by Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. 

Raymond Wayne Robinson
Raymond Wayne Robinson, 79, of Atkins, died Sunday, April 21, 2002.
He was born August 21, 1922, in Pope County, and was the son of the late Roy and Grace Mae Coley Robinson. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Atkins Riding Club. He was retired from the City of Atkins Street Department. 
Survivors include his wife, Opal A. Robinson of Atkins, several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside service is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Shady Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Geno Johnston. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Active pallbearers will be Mike Huffman, Mark Patterson, Brent Duvall, Shawn Wheeler, David Duvall, and Jerry Fred Duvall. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Hefner, Thomas Duvall, Burl Duvall, and Jim Jackson. 

Darrell Millsap
Darrell Dean Millsap, 46, of Russellville died Sunday, June 18, 2000.
He was born March 8, 1954, in Newton County and was the son of the late Claude Odell Millsap and Lorene Burks Millsap Armsteadt. He was self-employed and a Free Will Baptist. 
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kisha Louise Millsap. 
Survivors include his wife, Sue Millsap of Russellville; two step-daughters, Jenny Williams of Appleton and Kim Hearing of Buttermilk; one step-son, Jeremy Crisenberry of Russellville; his mother and step-father, Lorene and Henry Armsteadt of Russellville; six sisters, Mary Irene Freeman and Linda Kay Kinslow of Dover, Carol Willfond of Hector, Lisa Darlene Mullins of Hickory Ridge, Thelma Louise Engle and Janis Marie Willfond of Buttermilk; two brothers, Johnny Ray Millsap and James Dale Millsap of Russellville; five step-sisters, Mary Whorton, Trudy Hardman, Judy Poczik, and Evelyn Ennis, all of Dardanelle; and Pat Gullett of Morrilton; two step-brothers, Doyle W. Armsteadt of Russellville and Chess L. Armsteadt of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren. 
Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Thelbert Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Hartman Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Bill and Odell Millsap, Perry Chavers, Stephen Heath, Charles Engle, David Searcy, Larry Chavers, Jerry Thacker, and Kenny Darter. 

Lem V. Duvall
Lem V. Duvall, 93, of Russellville, died Feb. 4, 2001. 
He was born Jan. 16, 1908, Sunday, in Pine Hill and was the son the of the George W. (Bob) and Dimmie Chronister Duvall. He was a retired farmer, timber worker and member of Happy Valley Assembly of God Church. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Duvall; a sister, Sarah (Sis) Chronister; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Erin Duvall. 
Survivors include his wife, Margie Warren Duvall; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifton and Newana Duvall; one grandson and his wife, Paul Wayne and Janis Duvall; one granddaughter and her husband, Jan and Johnny Johnston, all of Russellville; and six great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Happy Valley Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Michael Burden and the Rev. Bob Alexander officiating. Burial was at the Suggs Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Active pallbearers were Dusty, Seth, Zachary and Ethan Duvall, and Brad and Jamie Johnston. Honorary pallbearers were Burl J. (Jack) Duvall, Jim Welch, Quentin Wright, L.B. Duvall, Paul Ray Reed, Warren Cochran, Floyd Byrum, Greg Murphy, Dr. Robert Thurlby, and Joe and Ed Chronister. 
Memorials can be made to the Suggs Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Wayne Duvall, 5140 SR 326, Russellville, Ark., 72802. 

Era Fargo
Era E. (Hale) Fargo, 81, of Atkins died Wednesday, June 14, 2000. 
She was born April 3, 1919, in Morrilton, and was the daughter of Allen Nelson and Vona Bennet Noland. She was retired from Ball Glass Company. 
Survivors include two sons, Allen and Samuel Hale of Atkins; three daughters, Shirley Farmer of Houston, AR, Patsy Jo Fredrick of Morrilton, and Billie Jean Nowlin of Blackwell; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Grave side funeral services were Friday, June 16 at Elmwood Cemetery in Morrilton with the Rev. Randall Williams officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service. 

Shannon Millikin
Shannon Millikin, 67, of Atkins died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. 
He was the son of the late William Floyd and Della Gray Millikin and was born Oct. 6, 1932, at Hector. He was a retired dump truck driver, a U.S. Army veteran and attended the Blackwell Full Gospel Assembly. 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Millikin. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Canady Millikin; one son, Randy Millikin of Oden, AR; three daughters, Janet Biggs, Darlene Hill and Jeannie Holland, all of Atkins; six grandchildren, Amber and Lucus Blalack, Matthew Banks, Dustin Biggs, and Brittni and Keisha Millikin; his former wife and mother of his children, Clara Millikin. 
Funeral service was Monday at the Blackwell Full Gospel Assembly with the Rev. Charlie Casto, the Rev. Ray Smith, and the Rev. J.C. Kinder officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery at Atkins by Shinn Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Vernon Jones, Gary Boyce, Donald Harelson, Larry Glenn Goodwin, Teddy Sweeden, and Jody Peak. 

Emma Lee Crowe
Emma Lee Crowe, 89, of Russellville died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000. 
Born Sept. 20, 1910 in Newton County, Ark., the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Hudson Nelson, she was a housewife, a member of the Assemblies of God, the RWBA Bowling League and was an avid quilter. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odes J. Crowe; a son, Odes Ray Crowe; two brothers, Willie and Fred Nelson; and two sisters, Cleora Dotson and Goldie Payne. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Mary Crowe of Pottsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Sam Jamell of Russellville; one daughter-in-law, Wilma Crowe of Dover; a brother, Oscar Nelson of Dover; a sister, Florence Metz of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. 
Graveside service and burial was Wednesday, August 9, at North New Hope Cemetery in Dover with the Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Memorials may be made in care of Donna Blakey, c/o Hospice of the Area Agency on Aging, 103 W. Parkway Dr., Russellville. 

Clarence Speer, Jr.
Clarence Williams Speer, Jr., 71, of Woodland Hills, Calif., passed away July 8, 2000. 
He was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Clarence W. Speer and Opal Stout Speer. 
He married Mary Ann Throgmorton in Texas on Oct. 9, 1948. Together they moved to Los Angeles, Calif. from Oklahoma City in 1957. He retired from The Los Angeles Times as Assistant Director of Circulation on April 1, 1992. 
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; and his mother, Opal Speer, 93, of Tyler, Texas. 
He was the cherished father of Clarence William III and his wife Susan of Woodland Hills; and Mark Wilson and his wife Sheryl of Agoura, Calif. 
Adored grandfather to Shelby Ann, Jennifer Marie, Adam Michael and Amanda Marie. Brother to Sue Osborne and her husband Dewayne of Tyler, Texas. 
A memorial was held on Friday, July 14, at the FirstUnited Methodist Church in Canoga Park, Calif. 

George W. Curry
George W. Curry, 83, of London, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000 at the University of Arkansas Medical System at Little Rock. 
Born March 30, 1917, in Dover, a son of George and Hettie Hickey Curry, he married Ruby Burris Curry on April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, Calf. He retired as superintendent of schools from Clever, Mo., working many years in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Russellville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Reece Curry and an infant sister. 
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Burris Curry of London; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Pam Curry of London; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Joel Starry in Mequon, Wis.; three grandchildren, George Dustin Curry, Brent Dolan Curry, both of London, and Ashley Rose Starry of Mequon Wis.; one brother, Fletcher Curry of Caruthers, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Burris of Russellville; two brothers-in-law, Roy Burris of Dover and Troy Burris of Russellville; nemerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Mackey Yokem officiating. Burial was at the Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Russellville. 
Pallbearers were Leonard Elliot, Mike Miller, Erie Crouch, Brent Maples, Charles Little, and Buddy Hayes. 

Irene Sturgis
Irene Sturgis, 95, of Russellville died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. 
A daughter of the late John and Molly Hatley Jones, she was born April 6, 1905, at Dover. A long-time resident of Dover, she was the widow of Mack Sturgis and a member of the Church of Christ. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Sturgis. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbye and Charles McAlister of Russellville; a brother and sister-in-law, I.F. and Lorene Jones of Little Rock; one sister, Bertha Moore of Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren, Charlene Edgar of Broken Arrow, Okla. Mike McAlister of Russellville, Rene Sturgis of San Antonio, Texas, Jamie Sullivan of Springdale, Jill Bundick of Tyler, Texas and Nisi Sturgis of Conway; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services was Friday at the Dover Church of Christ with Julian Reynolds and Travis Sweet officiating. Burial was at McFadden Cemetery at Dover. 
Active pallbearers were Mike and Brad McAlister, Steve Edgar, John Ed Moore, Roger Jones and Cecil Loveless. 
Honorary pallbearers include her sewing club and staff and residents of Wildflower. 
Memorials may be made to the Dover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 299, Dover, 72837 or Camp Caudle, 857 SR164, Dover, 72837. 

Miss Erma Alewine
Miss Erma Ruth Alewine, 95, of Waycross, Ga., died Thursday morning, Dec. 7 in Satilla Care Center following a long illness. 
She was a native of Atkins, but had lived in Waycross since 1986. She was the daughter of the late John J. Alewine and Bessie Talley Alewine. She worked as a Contommerter Operator in San Francisco, Calif., for 45 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles Wesley Sunday School Class and Circle No. 5. 
Survivors include one brother, Lafe Alewine of Waycross; two sisters-in-law, Martha Alewine of Waycross and Mildred Alewine of Hot Springs; and one close friend, Evelyn Britt of Waycross. 
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Chapel of Music Funeral Home. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Waycross. 

Ed Daniels
Ed Daniels, 64, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000. He was employed by Hall Tank Company for 31 years and was a member of Crescent Lodge No. 403. 
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Daniels; two sons, Steve Daniels and his wife, Cheryl, of Conway, Mike Daniels and his wife, Charlotte, of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Daniels, Whitney and Brett Daniels; his mother, Pauline Daniels; and sister, Paula Pack, both of North Little Rock. 
Funeral services were last Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial was at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Conway High School Athletic Department, Burns Park Girls Softball Association, or North Little Rock High School Athletic Department. 

Betty Baker
Betty Jane McKinney Baker, 74, of Russellville, the widow of William E. "Bill" Baker, Sr., died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. 
A daughter of the late Doyle and Johnnie Mae Parrish McKinney, she was born Sept. 12, 1926, at Atkins. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Russellville. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William E., Jr., and Janie Lee Baker, and Robert Paul and Debbie Baker, all of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy K. and Jerry Robertson of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren, Tanya Boyer, Sarah Matchett, Paul, Phillip, Michaelle and Daniel Baker; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jonah and Hanna Boyer. 
Graveside service and burial were Friday, Sept. 22 at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville with the Rev. David McLemore officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 521 South Rock, Suite 103, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. 

Ronald Harris
Ronald Harris, 50, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Russellville. 
He was born on July 31, 1950 in Russellville and a son of Emma Jane Mason Harris of Russellville and the late Grady Levi Harris. 
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Gerald Robinson of Pottsville; and three aunts, Betty Phillips of Havana, Pat Kirkley of Russellville and Opal Kirby of Jonesboro. 
The body was cremated and the family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. 

W.A. Lemley
W.A. Lemley, of St. Louis, Mo. died Tuesday, March 20, 2001. 
He was born in Appleton in 1918 and was the son of Cora and Elbert (Elb) Lemley. He was a graduate of Atkins High School in 1936 and was a retired real estate agent. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty Norton Lemley; one son, Al Lemley of St. Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Phyllis Young Lemley of St. Louis, Dr. Shelia Lemley of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Lou Lemley of San Francisco, Cal., and Patricia Lemley of Washington, D.C. 
He was buried in the National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. 

George Mayhew
George Edmond Mayhew, 89, of Clarkton, Mo, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 in Campbell, Mo. 
He was born Jan. 11, 1912, and was the son of the late William Bailey and Sarah Bates Mayhew. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Malden American Legion Post #293. He was a retired Paper Mill millrite. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl May Ross Mayhew, his second wife; Ruth Reese Mayhew; a son, Kenneth Mayhew; seven brothers, William Monroe, Harrison Henry, Ora Lee, James Moses, Roy, Luther and Clyde Mayhew; and one sister, Margarette Elizabeth Mayhew. 
Survivors include two sons, William Mayhew and wife, Korolyn of Pipecreek, Texas and Phil Mayhew and wife, Shirley of Niles, Mich.; two step-daughters, Glenda Mills of Clarkton, Mo. And Katheryn Reese of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Sandra Horn, David, Bryan and Mike Mayhew; and five great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be Thursday, April 5, at the Adams Cemetery in Johnson County. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the Lemley Chapel. 

Marvin "Al" Bewley
Marvin "Al" Bewley, 53, of Dover, died Monday, June 25, 2001 at his residence in Dover. 
He was born on August 25, 1947 at Four Corners, Ariz., to Marvin and Myrtle Bewley. He married Jeanette on August 25, 1964 at Bloomfield, Mo. He was a supervisor with ConAgra for 32 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Bewley; a son, Edward Allen Bewley of Dover; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and James Deuerling and Toni and J.J. Johnson all of Dover, and Melissa and Ern Dale of London; 10 grandchildren, Lucas Allen Bewley of Pottsville, Ashley and Amanda Johnson, Jamie Deurling, Courtney Freeman, and Nathan Johnson all of Dover, Levi, Caleb, Ben and Becca Dale all of London; two brothers, Butch Bewley of Redding, Calif. And John Bewley of Dardanelle; three sisters, Margaret Archer of Redding, Calif, Jeanette Montero of Pottsville, and Sheila Mealer of Paragould; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Jeff Paxton and Curtis Sawyer. Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 
Active pallbearers will be Doy England, Chris Tinnell, Bill Burdine, Rick Watson, Jeff Petty, and Billy Walters. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Minnie, and Larry Wilbanks. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Jeff Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR, 72802. 

Joyce Dewars
Joyce Ann Dewars, 46, a resident of Porterville, died in Visala on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. 
Mrs. Dewars was born in Russellville. She was a resident of, Porterville for four years and previously a lifelong resident of Strathmore. She graduated from Strathmore Union High School in1973. She was a homemaker and Avon sales agent. 
She was preceded in death by a grandson in 1995. 
Survivors included a daughter, Angie Dixon of Mimbres, N.M; three brothers, James and Kenneth Chenowith of Strathmore, and Thomas Chenowith of Lamar, a sister, Betty Weatherley of Strathmore; and one grandchild. 
A graveside service was held Monday at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Poplar Assembly of God, P.O. Box 3246, Poplar, Calif., 93258. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 

Paul Don Norman
Paul Don Norman, 51, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001. 
He was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Atkins and was the son of Ruth Helen Bewley Norman and the late Elbert F. "Rabbit" Norman. He was a retired laboratory technician at Taber Metals, Inc. and was a member of the Atkins United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Norman of Atkins; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert W. Norman of Atkins and Michael Paul and Monica Norman of Pasadena, Texas; his mother, Ruth Helen Bewley Norman of Atkins; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Lillie Norman and Bud and Brenda Norman, all of Atkins; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Pansy and Jack Reid of Longview, Wash., Helen Austin, Sue and Edward Chancey, and Brenda and Danny May all of Atkins; and one granddaughter, Cortney Elizabeth Norman. 
Funeral services were Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the Lemley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Norris Steel officiating. Burial was in the Atkins City Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Services. 
Pallbearers were Wade Carson, Robert Prochazka, Edward Chancey, Danny May, Eddie Norman, and Robert Charles Norman. 
Memorials can be made to the Atkins First United Methodist Church, c/o Maribeth Durbin, 206 NW 17th Street, Atkins, Ark. 72823, or Atkins Christian Center, c/o Bobby Norman, 508 NW 6th Place, Atkins, Ark. 72823. 

Raymond Reed
Raymond Reed, 66, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. 
A son of the late Rufus and Annie Rackley Reed, he was born Jan. 28, 1936, at Atkins. He was a truck driver, and attended the Newton Springs Full Gospel Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Reed; two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry Ray and Robin Reed and Adrain Deon Reed, all of Atkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Rick Green of Pottsville, Carol and Roy Wygal of Hector; a brother, Paul Ray Reed of Atkins; a sister, Ester Mae Duvall of Atkins; four grandchildren, Jessica Wygal and Mickey Wygal, both of Hector and John David Walker and Michelle Walker, both of Pottsville. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Happy Valley Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bob Branch and Rev. Rick Green officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, north of Atkins. 
Active pallbearers were Robert Hull, Jeff Howell, Mickey Wygal, John Walker, Sam Reed, Vince Pack, Bruce Summers and Michael Parks. 

Rex W. Ledford
Rex W. Ledford, 86, a resident of Atkins, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. 
He was born April 23, 1915 in Nashville, Ark. and was a son of the late C.S. and Matie Elizabeth Taylor Ledford. He was a member of the Blackwell Full Gospel at Blackwell; was retired from the Senior Companion Program; and was a retired funeral director and embalmer having worked in Dulan Funeral Home and Pince Funeral Home, both in Conway, for numerous years. He did a lot of charity work for the needy, and enjoyed bingo with his friends. 
Survivors include his wife, Lucille C. Davidson Ledford of Atkins; three step-sons, Rev. J.W. Heflin of Dover, James Heflin of Hector, and James Brents of Atkins; six step-daughters, Melva Estes of North Little Rock, Linda Reddell of Dover, Retha Vangilder of Sand Springs, Okla., Patsy Brents of Atkins, Margaret Nahlens of Ocean Springs, Miss. and Linda Staen of Russellville; 37 step-grandchildren; 62 step-great grandchildren; six step-great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. 
The funeral was Tuesday, July 31 at the Blackwell Full Gospel Church at Blackwell with Rev. J.W. Heflin and Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Atkins under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Allen Heflin, Lindsey Duvall, Albert "Doc" Duvall, Darin Brents, Randal Patrick, and Richard Patrick. 

Jewel Holyfield
Jewel Dean Pope Holyfield, 61, of Atkins, died Monday, July 30, 2001. 
She was born September 26, 1939, and was the daughter of the late William Jesse and Beatrice Dunn Pope. She worked at the Deli at Food For Less and was a member of the Bells Chapel Ada Assembly of God Church. 
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Holyfield; a grandson, Justin Allen Holyfield; two brothers, William "Bill" Pope and Luther Pope; and one sister, Annie Pope May. 
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Allen and Charlene Holyfield of Atkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Motley, and Diana and David Hill, all of Atkins; seven grandchildren, Dustin Wiliker, Ryan Motley, Eric Motley, Jessica Holyfield, Lindsay Roggenback, Charles Freeman and David Hill, all of Atkins; two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Audrey Williker; two brothers, Jimmy Pope of Malvern and Wayne Pope of Dunbarrel, Texas; and five sisters, Lula McCain of Atkins, Ollie Moore of Hot Springs, Bessie Patrick of Malvern, Judy Stacks of Mayflower and Marilyn Reynolds of Atkins. 
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at the Bells Chapel Ada Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Peggy Duvall officiating. Burial was in the Bells Chapel Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. 
Pallbearers were Gary and Jeff Willcutt, Jerry Patrick, Brett Stacks, Mike Black, Charlie Mathis, Danny May and Paul Reynolds. 
Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205. 

Charles 'Gene' Clement
Charles "Gene" Clement, 59, of Russellville, died Sunday, September 23, 2001. 
He was born Oct. 3, 1941 in Haleyville, Ala., and was the son of the late C.T. and Lona Toore Clement. He had been a machinist at Rockford Screw Co., Rockford, Ill.; worked at Con-Agra in Russellville, and owned Clement Small Engine Shop in Russellville. He was an Army Veteran. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Stella Waid. 
Survivors include his daughter, Laura Clement of Rockford, Ill.; a son, Thomas Clement of Russellville; two brothers, Gary Clement of Atkins and Richard Clement of Pottsville; three sisters, Gwen Morrison of Atkins, Millie Griffith and Jimmie Tidwell, both of Russellville; and one grandson, Gjourdan Hardy of Rockford. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at the Lemley Funeral Chapel with David Downum officiating. 

Earnest Waid
Earnest Ray Waid, 88, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, Sept.26 at his home. 
Born Oct.1, 1912, at Chickalah, he was son of the late Henry Oscar and Norma Havens Waid and retired from the Arkansas Highway Department. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lawana Jennings; a brother, Chester Waid; a sister, Pauline Sullivan; and a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Jennings. 
Survivors include his wife, Vorene Waid; a son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Anita Waid of North Little Rock; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jim Warlick of Pocola, Okla. and Linda and Charles Jennen of Van Buren; another son-in-law, Bobby Jennings of Oppelo; a brother, Alton Waid of Osage Beach, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. 
Funeral was Friday Sept. 28 at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. Robert Adams and the Rev. Eldon King. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers were the grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers include Johnny Ragsdale, Josh Jennings, Jason Gregory and T.J. Waid. 

Joe Turner
Joe Turner, 77, of Atkins, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. He was born on April 5, 1924. Mr. Turner was the son of the late Joseph Braxton Turner Sr. and the late Alice Selvedge Turner. 
He was retired after 29 years as a maintenance worker from Holla Bend Wildlife Refuge and with his wife, pastured the Full Gospel Outreach Church near Dover. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandi Chisum; two brothers, George and Frank Turner; five sisters, Rosie Grant, Liz Butts, Willie Parrish, Mary Mackey, and Sarah Turner. 
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Turner; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Philip and Judy Turner of Marshall, Randy Turner of Atkins, and James Turner of Russellville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Wayne Chisum of Scottsville, Joann and Lloyd Duvall of Russellville, and Shelia and Stanley Collins of Pelsor; two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Larry Don and Renea Massie of Pottsville and Ricky and Debbie Mahan of Russellville, four step-daughters and two step-sons-in-law, Debi Detherage of Russellville, Joann and Guy Smith of Clarksville, Marcella and Mike Kelly of Russellville, and Lisa Griffin of Atkins; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were Nathan Collins, Lloyd Allen Duvall, Gary Branch, Archie Ward, Ron Smith and Chris Isabel. 
Funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Scottsville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bob Branch and Rev. J.W. McEntyre officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery near Atkins by the Shinn Funeral Service. 

Floyd 'Bare' Barefield
Floyd "Bare" Barefield, 86, of Russellville died Monday at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. 
Son of the late EArl W> and Nora Jane Austin Barefield, he was born Nov. 17, 1914, at Atkins. 
He was retired, having been employed as Service Manager at Cogswell Motors. He was also a Mason and Shriner. 
His wife, Ernestine Barefield, a brother, Marion Barefield, and two sisters, Eula Barefield and Pauline Spencer preceded him in death. 
He is survived by two sons, Donny and Randy Barefield, both of Russellville; one daughter, Pearline Stanley of Temple, Tex.; one brother, Robert Barefield of Russellville; two sisters,Nina Barefield of Russellville and Mary Geneva Jennings of Clarksville; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bells Chapel Cemetery with RJev. Rex Darline officiating. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service. 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. 

Jeraldine Ward
Jeraldine Ward, 61, a resident of Russellville died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001 in Russellville. 
She was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Roseville, Ill. To Richard and Frances Lohmann Honson. She worked in the Lock Department at POM for several years and was the owner and manager of Casa La Jerro's Restaurant in Russellville. Mrs. Ward was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she was also a member of the choir. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ward, a sister, Janice Mendenhall, and her father, Richard A. Honson. 
Survivors include her mother, Frances Lohmann Honson of Russellville; two sons, Edwin Walter Ward of Glenmont, NY and Randall Dennis Ward Roberts of Russellville; two step-sons, Mike Ward of Iowa and Russ Ward of Conway; a step-daughter, Sheryl McClure of Des Moines, IA; a sister, Joyce Raines of Martinez, Ca.; a brother, Richard Dennis Honson and three grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Otis Hessling, Glenn Hubbard, T.J. Hays, Eli Ulery, Howard Harlan and Shannon Laymon. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the First Church of the Nazarene and will be officiated by Rev. Larry Jeffries. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. 
Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1300 West Main Street, Russellville, Ar. 72801 or the Gideons Int.

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