Miscellaneous Pope County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Clara Parker Taylor Hefley, age 89, a resident of Russellville, AR, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at her home.  She was born on January 16, 1912 at Flat Rock, Arkansas, to Joseph B. William Icahbod "John the Baptist" Parker and Lucinda Melinda Myra Katherine Martha Adeline Vinson Parker.  She was the widow of Robert Hefley and was also preceded by her first husband, J. H. Taylor, Sr. and her son, James Taylor, Jr.  Mrs. Hefley was a member of the Pope County Home Demonstration Club and was very active in 4-H.  She was also active at the Senior Adult Center. S he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.  Survivors include one son, Wallace & Debbie Taylor of Albertville, AL;  four daughters:  Mary Jo & Wayne Cassidy of Jackson, OH;  Carol & Robert Wilson of Russellville, AR;  Lou & Jim Price of Glasgow, KY;  and Retta & Bill Henry of Dover, AR;  twenty  grandchildren:  James Taylor of Salt Lake City, UT;  Robert Taylor of Pocotella, ID;  Donna Conder of Pocotella, ID;  Stanley Taylor of Indianapolis, IN;  Michael Cassidy of Las Vegas, NV;  Ruth Winters of Hilliard, OH;  Bill Hovis, Jr. of Russellville, AR;  Allen Hovis of Russellville, AR;  James Wilson of Little Rock, AR;  Hung Nguyen of St. Louis, MO;  Deanna Smith of Salt Lake City, UT;  Norma Nakamura of Racho Palos Verdes, CA;  Angela Teague of Dover, AR;  John Price of Bennington, VT;  Karin Carrigan of North Little Rock, AR;  Joey Taylor of Albertville, AL;  Bradley Taylor of Albertville, AL;  Mark Williamson of Russellville, AR; and Jamie Holland of Dover, AR;  and Anita Fowler of Russellville, AR; twenty-nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandcild.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Danny Rogers.  Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers include:  Joey Taylor, Bill Hovis, Jr., Allen Hovis, Mark Williamson, John Price, and Mark Holland.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M.,  Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 300 North Cumberland, Russellville, AR 72801. 

Theresa E. Huemme, age 94, a resident of Russellville, AR, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Stella Manor Nursing Home at Russellville, AR.  She was born on September 12, 1906 at Brunswick, MO, to Paul and Katherine Ferguson Gurst.  She was the widowed of the late Albert Huemme.  She was a retired telephone Operator with AT&T for 37 years and worked in Kansas City, Missouri and New York City and also Washington, D. C.  During her years as an overseas telephone operator during World War II she often talked with Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Gurst, Eugene Gurst and a sister-in-law, Lorene Gurst.  She was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas.  Survivors include one brother, Paul Gurst of Los Angeles, CA;  one sister, Edna Barnes of Sacramento, CA;  one nephew, Gary Barnes of Russellville, AR;  two nieces,  Sandra Ambrose of Sacramento, Ca; and Pat Barnes of Sacramento, Ca; and several great nieces and nephews.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the Graveside.  Burial will be at the Dalton Cemetery at Brunswick, MO under the direction of Porter Funeral Home of Kansas City, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home.  Further internet obituary may be found at Legacy.com. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709 or call 1-800-HABITAT.

Hazel Bartlett, age 92, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on December 10, 1909 in Russellville, Arkansas, to the late Arthur and Bonnie (Bohanan) Harrington. Mrs. Bartlett was a Homemaker and the widow of Edmond Bartlett. Hazel is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law James & Sherry Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas; four Grandchildren, Sabra Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas, Jamie Bartlett of Bend, Oregon, Jim Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas, Tom Bartlett of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; ten Great-Grandchildren; and two Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 A.M. Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 P.M. Thursday.

Mae Bishop, age 89, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at her home. She was born on May 12, 1912 in Pope County, Arkansas, to Dan and Dona (Tompkins) Hutson. Mrs. Bishop was a Homemaker and attended the South New Hope Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.L. "Ranzy" Bishop; a son, Guy Batchelor; two sisters and two brothers; and one granddaughter, Kamali Thrasher. She is survived by two Sons Kenneth (& Glenda) Batchelor, Russellville, Arkansas; Michael (& Connie) Christian, Russellville, Arkansas; five Daughters LaJune Wesselhoft, Russellville, Arkansas; Doris Kimbrough, Russellville, Arkansas; Barbara (& Kenneth) Thrasher, Austin, Texas; Sandra (& Al) Sotomayor, Russellville, Arkansas; Mary Jo (& Al) Pledger, Russellville, Arkansas; 25 Grandchildren, 41 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren; four Sisters Mildred Burnett, Russellville, Arkansas; Velta Lynn, Russellville, Arkansas; Juanita Bolin, Russellville, Arkansas; Mary Howard, Russellville, Arkansas; two Step-Sons Louie Bishop, Conway, Arkansas; Glen (& Marge) Bishop, Russellville, Arkansas; two Step-Daughters Helen (& Roy) Weygand, Bakersfield, California; and Martha Rekdahl, Olympia, Washington.
Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the South New Hope Assembly of God Church officiated by Rev. Marty Thomas, Rev. Paul Thrasher and Rev. Greg Henry and assisted by Lynn Batchelor and Al Sotomayor, Jr., all grandsons, and Rev. C.R. Young. Burial will be at the Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, Arkansas under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to South New Hope Assembly of God Church.

Bernard G. "Bernie" Boggs, Sr., age 77, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, and formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on December 28, 1924 in West Virgina to Ernest and Claudia (Henderson) Boggs. Mr. Boggs served in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Franklin as a pharmacist mate. He married Margaret Oreskovich on November 27, 1946. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Mountain State College in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He worked as an accountant with International Harvester for over 30 years and retired in 1981. While living in New York Mr. Boggs was an active member of the Clifton Park Church of Christ where he served as an elder and bible class teacher. In Florida the family attended the Bell Shoals Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and was active in the Silver Saints group. Bernie was a member of the West Side Church of Christ in Russellville. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne, Ernest "Junior", Bill and George Boggs. Mr. Boggs is survived by his Wife, Margaret Boggs of Russellville; two Daughters Candy (& Clay) Reed of Russellville; Mary (& Jim) Ryon of Denver, Colorado; one Son Bernard "Jerry"(& Judie) Boggs, Jr. of Riverside, New Jersey; Seven Grandchildren, Trey Reed of Sherwood, Barry Reed of Russellville, Amanda & Christopher Boggs of Riverside, New Jersey, Jason & Gina Kiper of Denver, Colorado, Jonathan Kipfer of Ocala, Florida; four Great-Grandchildren, Kenny & Devin Kipfer of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne & Katelyn Kipfer of Ocala, Florida; two Brothers, John Boggs of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Jack Boggs of Middlebourne, West Virginia.
Funeral service will be 10 am Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by his Grandsons, Trey Reed and Barry Reed. Burial will be at the Garden of Memories at Tampa, Florida under the direction of Stowers Funeral Home in Ruskin, Florida. The family will receive friends following services at Humphrey Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Mt. Dora Children's Home in Florida.

Virginia Shinn Burnett, age 81, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on May 11, 1920 in the Mill Creek Community to James and Kaite Frances (Swilling) Shinn. She was the widow of Frank Burnett. Virginia is survived by two Daughters (& Son-in-law) Joanne (& Ron) Ownbey of Russellville, Arkansas, and Frankie Sue Kann Trier, of Germany; one Son (& Daughter-in-law) William (& Sylvia) Burnett of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; six Grandchildren, Suzanne Ownbey Mackey, Kevin Ownbey, Lisa Ownbey Kirschner, Alexander Kann Trier, Bryan Burnett, Darren Burnett ; nine Great-Grandchildren; and one Sister, Irene Ragsdale Tatum, of Richmond, Virginia.
Private Graveside Funeral Services and Burial were held Saturday, February 2, 2002 by Rev. Mackey Yokem at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas.

Gordon Edmond Coffman, age 68, a resident of Lake Worth, Florida, formerly of Russellville, Arkansas, died Monday, January 7, 2002 at his home in Florida. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Russellville, Arkansas, to Eulan and Edith Miles Coffman. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Ovaline McEntire. He was a Navy Veteran and he worked for many years at IBM in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Coffman is survived by his Wife Joyce Coffman of Lake Worth, Florida; Daughter Sheryl (& Marshall) Spires of Dripping Springs, Texas; Daughter Denise Coffman of Lake Worth, Florida; Brother Eldon (& Sandra) Coffman of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Gordon was the Son-in-law of Zola Wade and the late Cecil Wade of Pottsville, Arkansas; Brother-in-law to Frank and Jewel Stites of Monroe, Louisiana; Bob and Mary Jo Wade of Greenbrier, Arkansas; Bob and Charlotte Rye of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and Ronnie and Sharon Thomas of Conway, Arkansas.
Mr. Coffman's Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Mr. James Stein. Interment will be at the Booher Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Myrtle E. Cagle Cooper, age 93, of Russellville, Arkansas died January 28, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1908. Her great-grandfather, Howard Washington Cagle, came to Pope County from North Carolina in 1836, and built a water mill believed to be the first west of the Mississippi River. Her grandfather, Ishmael N. Cagle continued to operate the mill. He moved it near a spring of water and there helped establish the town of Caglesville. Myrtle was a member of the Caglesville Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cooper, a son, Johnnie Cooper, two brothers, Fay Cagle and Freddy Cagle; two grandsons, Carroll Cole and Danny Esch; a great-grandson, Coy Allen Lile. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Geral and Arneata Cooper, three daughters, Ruth Romines and Wanda Foster all of Russellville; Jeanette Esch of Dardanelle, a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Cooper of Russellville; one brother, Roger Cagle, two sisters, Nona Kinder and Lona Jay Hemmer all of Caglesville; four grandchildren, Tommy Romines of Caglesville, Glenda Yoder of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Linda Long of Angleton, Texas and Jennifer Cooper of Russellville; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday at the Humphrey Chapel with Dr. Steve Mosley officiating. Burial will be at Rock Springs Cemetery at Hector, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Charles Cagle, Kirby Hemmer, Danny Hemmer, Bill Goines, Dickie Hild and Ricky Gray. Memorials may be made to the Caglesville Community Church or the Rock Springs Cemetery Fund. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 P.M. Wednesday at Humphrey Funeral Service.

Jesse L. Laymon, age 81, a resident of Dover, AR, died Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born on March 22, 1920 in Tag, AR, to the late Jim and Martha Laymon. He married Iva Marie Treadwell on December 15, 1944 in Pope County, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a son, Boyce Dale Laymon; 2 brothers, Henry & Daniel Laymon; 2 sisters, Tressie Laymnon, his twin and Nellie Lee. He was an Army Veteran of WWII, a lifetime member of the VFW, a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the DAV Commanders club. Mr. Laymon is survived by his Wife, Iva Marie Laymon, Dover, AR; 1 Son Robert Laymon, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1 Daughter & Spouse Wanda & C. L. Ford, Dover, AR; 1 Brother & Spouse Fred & Lizzie Laymon, Russellville, AR; 1 Sister & Spouse Cora Lee & Walter Gambel, Oklahoma; 4 Grandchildren, Pam Williams, Kristen Kuepker, Keely Laymon, Sam Laymon; 1 Great Grandson Charlie Williams; as well as several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Mr. Bill Roderick. Burial will be at the Brock Cemetery, North of Dover, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Rogers-Rye Post #2283. Memorials may be made to Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation C/O Kay Parker 1700 West "C" Street, Russellville, AR 72801.

James Edgar LaRue, Jr., age 48, a resident of Dover, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at his home. He was born on July 19, 1953 in Dover, to James and Geneva (Cowen) LaRue. Mr. LaRue worked in the maintenance department of the Tyson Protein Plant at Clarksville. He had been with Tyson for 21 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edgar LaRue, Sr.. James is survived by his Mother Geneva LaRue, Dover, two Brothers Jerry LaRue, Dover; Kenny LaRue, Lamar; two Sisters Brenda Freeman; and Linda Allen, both of Dover, four Children Evan LaRue, Paula Burgess, both of Dover; Chandra Mitchell, Ohio; Roy LaRue, Plainview; two Step-children Tonya Boyd, Dover; Bradley Smith, Russellville; seven Grandchildren Heather & Holly Burgess, Tony LaRue, Jarod & Tiffany LaRue, Ayla & Gunter Mitchell, and Wife Barbara LaRue, Dover.
Graveside Funeral Service and Burial will be 10 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the Pollard Cemetery at Dover by Rev. Edwin Brewer and under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Edythe Kinder Mackey, a resident of Hartshorne, OK , formerly of Russellville, AR, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at McAlister Regional Hospital in McAlister, OK. She was born in Moreland, AR, to the late John and Mary Brashears Kinder. She was preceded in death by 3 children, Lemoyne Mackey, Jewell Hibbs, & Blynn Mackey, a Great grandson, Doug Mackey and 6 brothers and 6 sisters. She was a member of the Moreland Methodist Church. Edythe is survived by her Granddaughter & spouse Kay & Jim Scrudder, Hartshorne, Oklahoma; 3 Grandsons & spouses, Ronnie & Kay Hibbs, Subiaco, Arkansas, Rick & Verna Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas, Ted & Martha Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Michele Garrett, Paris, Arkansas, Ron Hibbs, Subiaco, Arkansas, Kevin Hibbs, Paris, Arkansas, Justin Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas, Stacie Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas; 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren; as well as a host of Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Dr. Stephen P. Davis. Burial will be at the Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Open Visitation Monday.

James Mackey, age 84, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on October 4, 1917 in Oak Grove, Arkansas, to Jack and Ethel (Kinder) Mackey. He married Hallie Elese Bowden on November 1, 1941 in Russellville, Arkansas. Mr. Mackey was a retired Truck Driver with ValMac, Inc., a member of the Church of Christ at Gravel Hill, and an Army veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Irene Mackey; three brothers, Leonard Mackey, Troy Mackey and Cleo Mackey; two sisters, Millie Mackey Foster and Myrtle Mackey Loveless. James is survived by his Wife, Hallie Elese Mackey of Russellville, Arkansas; two Sons (& Daughters-in-law) William Earl (& Betty) Mackey of Russellville, Arkansas, James (& Lynn) Mackey of Pottsville, Arkansas; two Daughters (& Sons-in-law) Earlene (& Floyd) Duvall of Russellville, Arkansas, Lucille (& Bill) Hale of Dover, Arkansas; ten Grandchildren; fourteen Great-Grandchildren; one Brother, Ottis Clifton Mackey of Hector, Arkansas; two Sisters, Mable Mackey Edwards of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Maddie Mackey Duvall of Russellville, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Gravel Hill Church of Christ officiated by William Roderick and Jerry Turner. Burial will be at the St. Paul/Gravel Hill Cemetery at Dover, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Thursday.

Johnnie Munson, age 87, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 19, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on July 9, 1914 in Mabelvale, Arkansas, to George and Bethany (Harvey) Munson. He married Irene B. Roberson on December 8, 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Johnnie was a self-employed service station equipment maintenance repairman, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Second Baptist Church of Russellville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Munson. Mr. Munson is survived by his Wife Irene Munson of Russellville; Daughter Peggy Wilkinson of Little Rock, Arkansas; Son Larry (& Vera) Munson of Russellville; three Grandchildren, Kevin Pickens, Shaun Pickens, & Shelia Hughes; three Great-Grandchildren Justin White, Austin Hughes, & Noah Hughes; two Brothers, Alfred Munson of North Little Rock, and Burl Munson of Benton.
Funeral service will be 10 A.M. Monday, January 21, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. David McLemore and Rev. Don Rose. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the Pinecrest Cemetery at Little Rock, Arkansas under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Sunday.

Rev. James Ragsdale, age 90, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Arkansas. He was born on April 9, 1911 in Russellville, Arkansas, to Excelsior and Emma Susan (Oates) Ragsdale. His grandfather, Rev. Monroe Oates was pastor of the Pottsville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1858 - 1900. He was a retired Presbyterian Minister and a member of the Pottsville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Ragsdale and three sisters, Louie Ragsdale Griffin, Evelyn Ragsdale Williams and Margaret Ragsdale Ragon. Rev. Ragsdale is survived by his Brother, William Oates Ragsdale of Russellville, Arkansas; four Nieces; three Nephews and a number of Great-nieces & nephews and Great-Great-Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Monday, February 4, 2002 at the Pottsville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Edward Fleagle and Rev. Thomas Morris. Burial will be at the Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 3-5 P.M. Sunday at Humphrey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Pottsville, P.O. Box 156, Pottsville, Arkansas.

Rev. Vera Riley, age 92, of Russellville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2002. She was born June 1, 1909, at Magazine, Arkansas, to the late Rev. L.L. Riley and Josie (Pool) Riley. She was an Assemblies of God minister for 72 years, evangalized in ten states, pastored churches in Arkansas and Iowa. She was active in AY'S, WM'S, and New Dimension Sunday School Class at First Assembly of God of Russellville, Arkansas She was preceded in death by sisters: Opal Hampton and Mary Lee Riley. Survivors include sisters: Evelyn Branch of Russellville, Arkansas, Dorothy Strickland of Midland, Texas; one brother, Eugene Riley of New Mexico; Nephews, Tom Hampton, Donnie Lovell, Bill Strickland; Nieces, Edith Crabtrey, Maxie Jean Knipper, Beverly Scott, Ruby Talley, Vicki Ayule, Micki Twiss, Pam Busbee, numerous great nieces and nephews and her special adopted family, Judy Zollener and Faith Lucas, all of Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church of Russellville with Rev. Larry Moore and Rev. Jesse Rye officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Russellville. Active Pallbearers will be Tom Hampton, Donnie Lovell, Bill Strickland, Charles Scott, Gerald Scott, Chris Lovell, Bobby Busbee and Lonnie Crabtrey. Honorary pallbearers include All Assemblies of God Ministers, Dr. Woody Jones and Staff of Senior Specialists Hospice Group. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, January 6, 2001 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Assemblies of God Benevolence Department at Springfield, Missouri and to the Senior Specialist Hospice Group of Russellville.

Anna Rudder, age 77, a resident of Pelsor, Arkansas, died Monday, January 14, 2002 in Russellville, Arkansas. She was born on March 25, 1924 in Ben Hur, Arkansas, to Joe and Jeanette (Harris) Ford. Mrs. Rudder was a Homemaker and a member of the Ben Hur Free Will Baptist Church. She was the widow of Delmar Rudder andwas also preceded in death by two granddaughters; four brothers and one sister. Anna is survived by five Sons (& Daughters-in-law), Carl (& Phyllis) Rudder of Gentry, Arkansas; David (& Barbara) Rudder of Gladstone, Missouri; Jerry (& Vicky) Rudder of Platte City, Missouri; Danny Rudder of Kansas City, Missouri; Gilbert (& Lisa) Rudder of Russellville, Arkansas; four Daughters (& Sons-in-law) Pauline (& Roy) Solomon of Dover, Arkansas; Diane (& Ron) Brown of Blue Springs, Missouri; Donna (& Richard) Thorne of Blue Springs, Missouri; Joetta (& Mike) Reynolds of Kansas City, Missouri; 31 Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grandchildren; one Brother, Ray Ford of Dover, Arkansas; and one Sister, Louisa Yancey of Ben Hur, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Friday, January 18, 2002 at the Ben Hur Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Moore Cemetery at Ben Hur, Arkansas, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Mrs. Rudder's Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ben Hur Free Will Baptist Church.

Mary Chew Scarborough, age 84, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on January 9, 1918 in Forrest City, Arkansas. Mary Chew as she like to be called was a 1936 graduate of Forrest City High School. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and then married L. H. Scarborogh. She and her husband owned and operated Exchange Furniture in Belaire, Texas for many years. The couple retired to Russellville in 1976 and Mr. Scarborough died in 1983. She was active in supporting the Russellville Battered Women's Shelter and the Main Street Mission. She enjoyed activities with the Sewing Club and the Bridge Club. Mary Chew was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville where she served as President of the St. Elizabeth's Guild. Mrs. Scarborough is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-law Bill & Vickie Scarborough of Neosho, Missouri, and her Granddaughter, Amanda Scarborough of Joplin, Missouri.
Graveside Funeral and Burial service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2002, officiated by Rev. Tom Newman, at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Forrest City, Arkansas under the direction of Stephens Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 South Phonnix, Russellville, AR 72801.

George Standridge, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville, Arkansas. Arrangements are pending.

Thomas Douglas "Doug" Stark, age 52, a resident of Pottsville, Arkansas, died after a brief illness on Friday, January 18, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on May 11, 1949 in Russellville, to J.D. and Neva Dene (Jones) Stark. Mr. Stark was a Retired State Trooper with the State of Arkansas as well as a Retired Army National Guardsman. He was preceded in death by his Father, J. D. Stark; and Mother, Neva Dene Stark Price. Doug was a member of Masonic Lodge #333, the Scott County Fox & Wolf Hunters Association, Waldron Volunteer Fire Department and the Mars Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Crow Mountain (Pottsville). Doug is survived by his Wife, Joanne G. Stark of Pottsville, Arkansas; two Sons Jason Douglas (& Kathleen) Stark of Subiaco, Arkansas, Scott Thomas (& Kerry) Stark of Russellville, Arkansas; a Grand-daughter Sadie Ann Stark of Subiaco, Arkansas; two Brothers, Donnie Stark of Pottsville, Arkansas, Danny Keith Stark of Heber Springs, Arkansas; Grand-Father Benton Thomas Jones of Crow Mountain, Arkansas; Step-Father A. J. Price of Pottsville, Arkansas; two Step-Sisters, Sandy Pugh of Russellville, Arkansas, Sherrie Orr of Dumas, Texas; as well as four Nieces and seven Nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Eldon Thomas and Rev. Bill Moody. Masonic Services and Burial will be at Bowden Cemetery (Crow Mountain), Pottsville, Arkansas under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends Monday, January 21, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Donna Driver Stearns, age 47, a resident of McGregor, Texas, formerly of Russellville, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at McGregor, Texas. She was born on September 19, 1954 in Russellville, to Edward and Evelyn (Leavell) Driver. Donna graduated with honors from Russellville High School in May of 1972 and completed her education at Arkansas Tech University. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and in History. She married Clint Stearns, on January 11, 1997 in Russellville, and later moved to McGregor, Texas. She was a Teacher with Marlin Middle School at Marlin, Texas and also taught at Dover High School at Dover, Arkansas for 5 years. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Justin Edward Hale, and her father, Edward Driver. She was a member of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her husband, Clint Stearns of McGregor, Texas; a Daughter, Rachel Hale of Russellville, AR; 2 Step-daughters, Tatia and Jessica Stearns of Rendon, Texas; her Mother, Evelyn Driver of Russellville, Arkansas as well as numerous other family members.
Graveside service and Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at the McFadden Cemetery at Dover officiated by Dr. Steve Mosley, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Nell Tippit, age 96, a resident of Ola, Arkansas, died at her home on Sunday, January 20, 2002. She was born on June 9, 1904 in Casa, Arkansas, to William and Mary (Holmes) McCabe. She was a Homemaker. She was the widow of Roy Tippit, Sr., andwas also preceded in death by a son, James "George" Tippit of Ola, AR. She was a member of the Ola Church of Christ. Nell is survived by two Sons, Roy Tippit, and Hollis (& June) Tippit all of Casa; one Daughter-in-law, Louise Tippit of Ola; Fifteen grand-children; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at the Ola Church of Christ officiated by Mr. Bob Fallen. Burial will be at the Casa Cemetery at Casa, Arkansas under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Ruth Trigg, age 94, a resident of Russellville, formerly of Hector died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville. She was born on August 15, 1907 in Hector, Arkansas, to John and Roxie (Lemley) Hurst. She attended Arkansas Polytechnic College studying education, and she enjoyed remembering the four years that she taught school at Economy and New Hope school in Pope County. She was the widow of the late Charles Phillip Trigg. Mrs. Trigg worked with the Pope County Democratic Election Commission and was an excellent seamstress. She was a member of the Point Remove Primitive Baptist Church. Ruth is survived by three Sons, John Lonus Trigg of Washington, Illinois, Billy Birl Trigg of Russellville, Arkansas, Ronald K. Trigg of Russellville, Arkansas; one Daughter Ruth Ellen Becker of Russellville, Arkansas; nine Grandchildren; fourteen Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren; and one Sister, Margie George of Pottsville, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be 10 A.M. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at the Point Remove Primitive Baptist Church officiated by Elder Harold Stumbaugh and Elder H. D. Fulmer. Burial will be at the Rock Springs Cemetery at Hector. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Point Remove Primitive Baptist Church, 510 North Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801.

Mary Alice West, age 93, of Russellville, died Friday, January 25, 2002. The daughter of Guy and Moody Kelley Ellington, she was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where before her illness, she was active in the women's organizations. She and her husband were founders and co-owners of a wholesale company in the River Valley area. She was a charter member of the Book Review Club and was a member of the Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. A. "June" West. Mrs. West is survived by two Daughters, Susie West and Mary June Young, both of Russellville, AR; two Grandchildren, Debi Nordin, and Wayne West Young, also both of Russellville, AR; seven Great-Grandchildren, Bryan, Jodi, Jeffrey, Joy & Jessica Johnson; Ashley, Roland, & Kelby Nordin; one Brother, Phillip Ellington, Washington, D. C.; one Great-Great-Grandchild, Timmy Johnson; as well as several nieces & nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Kenyon Kalvismacki. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801.


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