Miscellaneous Sebastian County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Edgar Konkler

COOS BAY, Ore. — Edgar Alvey Konkler, 87, of Coos Bay, Ore., formerly of Mena, died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Oregon.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena. The body was cremated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Bill Lincks

Bill J. Lincks, 75, of Van Buren died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000. He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired upholsterer for Braniff Airlines, and of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Ocker Memorial Chapel of Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; one daughter, Sue Taylor of The Colony, Texas; one stepdaughter, Darlene Yolsten of Hot Springs; three sons, William of Van Buren, Edward of Fort Smith and Andy of Hot Springs; one stepson, Michael Johnson of Dallas; one sister, Dorothy Howard of Van Buren; one brother, Ben of Sallisaw; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

John Lillard

SUMMERFIELD — John S. “Doc” Lillard, 74, of Summerfield died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Heavener. He was a member of the Heart O’ the Hills Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Heart O’ the Hills Baptist Church in Summerfield with burial in Reichert Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

He is survived by four daughters, Reta Morrison of Summerfield, Nina Fry and Anita Autrey, both of Heavener, and Gennean Green of Wister; three sons, Jerry Lillard and Lester Fry, both of Wister, and Vester Fry of Heavener; four sisters, Annamel Kiefer of Zoe, Okla., Monnie Bell of Oklahoma City, Dollie of California, and Lois Lowry of Washington; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Gladys Dodson

FAYETTEVILLE — Gladys Mitchell Dodson, 82, of Fayetteville died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was employed with the Fayetteville Public Schools for 22 years. She was a member of Christ for the World Church in Van Buren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Living Faith Pentecostal Church of God in Fayetteville with burial at Buckner Cemetery in Fayetteville under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville.

She is survived by one daughter, Pauletta “Polly” Dodson of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will visit with friends from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virgil Lashley

BARLING — Virgil Hammond Lashley, 82, of Barling died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in a local nursing home. The widower of Geraldine Lashley, he was a retired laborer and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Charter Oak Cemetery in Pocahontas. Cremation was under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

He is survived by one stepson, George Lee Davis of Van Buren; two cousins, Laura Nelson and Jesse Lashley; and four stepgrandchildren.

Roy Johnson

MULDROW — Roy Johnson, 56, of Muldrow died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a self-employed roofer and a Protestant.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Agent Funeral Home Chapel of Muldrow with burial at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw.

He is survived by hi wife, Beverly; two daughters, Ronalyn Kay Morris of Lakewave, Mo., and Mary Ann Armstrong of Muldrow; one son, Roy of Muldrow; three brothers, Henry of Sallisaw, Tommy of Georgia and Arlin of Nicut, Okla.; one stepbrother, Foreman Woody of Sallisaw; and four grandchildren, Jed and Shanlya Morris of Lakewave and Tasha and Kayla Mickelson of Muldrow.

Pallbearers will be Allen, Grady and Jimmy Don Turner, Dennis Johnson, and Mark and Jed Morris.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dixie Shibley

Dixie Sue Shibley, 58, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in her home. She was a lifelong resident of Van Buren and was a Baptist.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Macedonia Arbor with burial at Macedonia Cemetery near Uniontown under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She is survived by one daughter, Tina Marie Gaither of Van Buren; one son, Jesse Lee Seal of Alma; her mother, Marie Shibley of Van Buren; one sister, Bonnie Pacello of Van Buren; two brothers, Fred Shibley of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Calvin Shibley of Van Buren; four grandchildren; and her companion, Glen Rankin of Van Buren.

Lena Sengel

Lena “Alfano” Sengel, 97, of Fort Smith died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was owner-operator of Rose Sandwich Shop and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Rosary will beat 7 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by three nieces, Judy Bivens and Leona Taylor, both of Fort Smith, and Rose Ann West of Gower, Mo.; and several great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy and Marion Ciulla, John Bivens, Damon Harris and Joe David Taylor.

Mary New

NEVADA, Mo. — Mary F. New, 95, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Magazine, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in Nevada. A member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada, she was employed as a caregiver for many years. She was the widow of Finis E. Bell, Earsie Haller and Paul New.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home of Nevada.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice Louise Maxwell of Booneville; two sons, William Bell of Nevada and John Haller of Booneville; one sister, Helen White of Havana; three brothers, Bodine Elmore of North Little Rock, Doyal Elmore of England and John Elmore of Buckeye, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deerfield Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Building Fund, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

Jeannette Tait

POTEAU — Jeannette W. Tait, 87, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Poteau. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, Fla. She was the widow of James Tait.

Funeral will be 7 p.m. Thursday in Grace Manor Funeral Home Chapel in Poteau. The body will be cremated.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda J. Bradbury of Poteau; one stepson, Donald Tait of Maine; two granddaughters, Stacey Bradshaw of Poteau and Carrie Walls of Plano, Texas; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Association in care of Grace Manor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 881, Poteau, OK 74953.

Judy Harber

HUNTINGTON — Judy Beggs Harber, 45, of Huntington died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Lone Valley Church of God in Sims with burial at Lone Valley Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; two sons, Blandon Deen and Hansel Deen; her mother, Birtie Mae Carter Beggs; two sisters, Anna Jewell Taylor of Pine Ridge and Deborah Rodreguez of Sims; three brothers, Jerry Beggs of Chula, Ogene Beggs of Dardanelle and Harry Beggs of Sims; and one grandson, Kalin Ngynn. 
 

Jewell Reynolds

CLARKSVILLE — Jewell D. Reynolds, 64, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in her home.

Memorial service will be 10 a. m. Monday at Roller Cox Funeral Home Chapel of Clarksville. The body will be cremated.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; five daughters, Gail Britt, Tracy Barton and Judy Jenkins, all of Clarksville, Becky Martin of Brookville, Pa., and Darla Arvisor of Los Banos, Calif.; three sons, Kenny and David Gibbs, both of Los Banos, and Bobby Reynolds of Brookville; one brother, Benny Henson of Los Banos; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Katrina Sowell

FAIRFIELD BAY — Katrina Ann Sowell, 21, of Fairfield Bay, formerly of Waldron and Mansfield, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Greenbrier. She was assistant manager of a deli and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Jamesfork Baptist Church, near Mansfield, with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

She is survived by her husband, Joey; one daughter, Madison Brielle Sowell of the home; her mother and stepfather, Jolene and Gary Epperson of Waldron, her father and stepmother, William and Sue Wagner of Shirley; her grandparents, Ann Wagner of Mansfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Plummer of Waldron; her great-grandmothers, Marie Newman of Oklahoma City, and Edna Northrip of Shawnee, Okla.; one sister, Wendy Jean Wagner of Waldron; and one brother, Brandon Golden of Fairfield Bay.

Ellen Hall

POTEAU — Ellen Elizabeth Eaton Hall, 95, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Poteau. She was a homemaker.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with burial at Monroe Cemetery in Monroe.

She is survived by her husband, Jeppy Herbert Hall; two daughters, Grace Timperley of Tecumseh, Okla., and Betty Brown of Poteau; one son, Andrew Hall of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Cooper, David Lee Garrett, Jeff Calloway, J.L. “Ike” Burrow, and Ricky and Alan Timperley.

Steve Molnar

LAMAR — Steve Molnar, 85, of Lamar died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in a Johnson County hospital. He was a former member of the Marlboro, N.J., Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cremation is under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.

He is survived by one son, Steve of Clarksville; a foster daughter, Mildred Myers of San Diego; one sister, Irene Walling of New Jersey; one brother, Frank of English Town, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Alfred Rostollan

MENA — Alfred M. Rostollan, 81, of Mena died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Mena. He was an employee of Mena Water and Sewer for 40 years and was a cattle farmer. He attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Mike of Texarkana, Ark.; one sister, Eileen Welty of Wilbur, Ore.; four grandchildren, Rene Rostollan Matthews, Vonetha Rostollan Pierce and Michael Rostollan Jr., all of Texarkana, Ark., and Julie Rostollan Cowgill of Atlanta, Texas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 Eighth St. Mena, AR 71953, or Polk County Humane Society, Oldline Road, Mena, AR 71953.

Joan Hatwig

Joan Hatwig, 64, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith.

Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today in Fentress Mortuary Chapel of Fort Smith. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Boniface Catholic Church with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Leon H. Hatwig; four daughters, Karen Bennett and Betty Hatwig, both of Fort Smith, Rosemary Harp of Greenwood, and Judy Young of Barling; one son, Kenneth Hatwig of Fort Smith; two sisters, Rosaline Bohrer of Zenda, Kan., and Bernetta Girrens of Clear Water, Kan.; one brother, Donald Lies of Colwich, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David, Greg and Jerry Wewers, Dewayne and Darrell Binz, and Jeff Sidler.

Anna Pollard

SPRINGDALE — Anna Banks Pollard, 79, of Springdale, formerly of Pocola, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in a Springdale hospital. She was a beautician.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice Wilson of Fayetteville; two sons; Ansel R. Pollard Jr. and Sam R. Pollard, both of Springdale; two brothers; Ewell Bobo and Julis Bobo, both of Birmingham, Ala; two sisters, Lockie Colburn of Winfield, Ala., and Bettie Vail of Birmingham; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Gladys Harris

MENA — Gladys Evelyn Myers Harris, 71, of Mena died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Mena. She was a nurse and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Bob Harris.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with burial at Six-Mile Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Cary Dean Myers of Hatfield, Larry Leon Myers of Texarkana, Ark., and Thomas Dale Myers of Mena; one daughter, Beverly Ann Richardson of Mena; three brothers, Tom Bissell and Sam Bissell, both of Mena, and Dean Bissell of Eugene, Ore.; three sisters, Ruby Lane of Black Fork, Flora May Manning of Oklahoma City and Eva Vaye Crumb of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Virgle Myers.

Effie Brown

ARKOMA — Effie Mae Brown, 77, of Arkoma died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker.

Cremation was under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Harley; one daughter, Phyllis Gipson of Spiro; one sister, Pauline Jones of Pocola; one brother, Bob Shipman of Arkoma; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Carmen Edsall 

Carmen Edsall, 78, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in her home. She was a retired licensed practical nurse for Lutheran Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., a member of Park View Bible Church, and a former teacher in Puerto Rico.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Edsall; three daughters, Jane Martin of Van Buren, Millie Sheltra of Gallatin, Tenn., and Cheryl Phillips of Dallas; eight grandchildren, Marvin and Michael Free, Kimberly Smith, Terry, Brian and Christopher Sheltra, Heather Phillips and April Schmidt; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bud and Steven Martin, Marvin and Michael Free, David Phillips and Lloyd Overbey.

The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Makayla Richardson

SALLISAW — Makayla Jo Richardson, infant daughter of Michael and Christina Richardson of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Fort Smith.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Ellen Ross Young of Sallisaw, and Chuck and Jean Jones of Fletcher, Okla.; her paternal grandparents, Gary Richardson, and Beverly and John Bolin, all of Sallisaw; her maternal great-grandparents, Don and Betty Hooker of Kissimmee, Fla.; her paternal great-grandparents, Walter and Clara Cowan of Sallisaw; and her maternal great-great-grandmother, Beatrice Hooker of Bridgeport, Conn.

Pallbearers will be Billy Holmes, Chuckie Jiles and Chuck Jones.

Pearly Wilridge 

Pearly Mae Handy S. Wilridge, 74, of Fort Smith died Monday, July 31, 2000, in a Louisiana hospital. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Pocola.

Funeral was Aug. 5 at the First Church of God in Christ in Crowley, La. Burial was in West Crowley Cemetery in Crowley, La., under the direction of Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice, La.

She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Margie Hayes of Crowley and Veronica Robinson of Fort Smith; one son, Frankie Charles Sinclair Sr. of Copperas, Texas; one sister, Gertie Shelley of Houston; five brothers, Lawrence Handy and Louis Handy Sr, both of Crowley, and Lemuel Handy, Sidney Handy Jr. and Issac Handy, all of Houston; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian Simpson, James Handy, Jimmy Shelly, Hugo and Frankie Sinclair Jr. and Raymond and Henry Wilridge.


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