Miscellaneous Sebastian County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Evelyn Lucille Judy
Evelyn Lucille Judy, 83, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Mansfield, Ark. died Monday, May, 28, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Holt-Krock Clinic, a member of the Goddard United Methodist Church, and a member of the Silvertones of Goddard. She was the widow of George H. Judy.
Survivors include three daughters, Hilda Caldwell, Elizabeth Dooley and Susan Morland all of Fort Smith, Ark.; one sister, Mildred Kropp of Fort Smith; one brother, Bob Ed Allen of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 1, 2001 at Goddard United Methodist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Ark., under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Mark Caldwell, Derek Smith, Chris Morland, Daniel Morland, Jerry Hill, Perry Green.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goddard United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Association.
 

Wildean Ward Milligan
Wildean Ward Milligan, 74, of Batesville, Ark. died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at her home. She was born July 17, 1926 at Strawberry, to Arthur Lee and Chloe (Lackey) Ward. She was a homemaker, retired quality control inspector for Gen Corp., and a member of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at Strawberry. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Harold Gene Ward and one granddaughter, Tammy Milligan.
Survivors include one son, Curtis Milligan of Greenwood, Ark.; two daughters, Yugonda Clinton of Denver, Colo., and Anita Nerio of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were June 1, 2001 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. L.J. Gay officiating. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery located at Strawberry with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Terry Jones, Billy Jones, Danny Joe Norman, Charles Jarmuszkiewcz, Steve Owings, Dan Webb, Andy Denham.
 

Charles Hoyt Hawkins
Charles Hoyt Hawkins, 68, of Waldron, Ark. died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired Dental Lab Technician and an Air Force Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Linda Hawkins of the home; four daughters, Debbie Bryan of Fort Worth, Texas, Jane Roa of Reston, Va., Lisa Jordan of Fort Worth, Texas and Robin Morris of Excelsior, Ark.; one son, Russell Wallace of Excelsior, Ark.; one sister, Nancy King of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, David Hawkins of Fort Worth, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was cremated under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. No services were held at deceased request.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of donor's choice.
 

Wilka Vera Wann
Wilka Vera Wann, 86, of Pocola, Okla. died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired school teacher of 37 years, a member of Pocola First Baptist Church, retired Oklahoma Teachers Association and Alpha Delpha Kappa.
Survivors include his wife, Farmer Wann of the home; one son, Ronnie Wann and daughter-in-law, Deborah of Siloam Springs, Ark.; seven nieces and nephews, Jean Schwindt, Delores Dye, Clarice Almond, Maxine Smith, Earlene Kirk, Nolan Dunham, and James Dunham; two grandchildren, Suzanne and Mason Wann.
Funeral services were May 31 at Pocola First Baptist Church in Pocola, Okla. with burial at Woodland Memorial Park in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Jerry Basinger, Eddie Coleman, Jerry Smittle, Don Richardson, Steve Hendrix, and Jerry Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers were Senior Adult Sunday School Class at Pocola First Baptist Church.
 

Sally E. Marburger
Sally E. Marburger, 91, of Hartford, Ark. died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a retired editor of the Gamecock Magazine in Hartford, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Marburger.
She is survived by one sister, Juanita Woodson of Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services were May 30, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel of Hartford, Ark. with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford.
 

Dwight L Durrington
Dwight L Durrington, son of William and Effie Durrington, beloved husband of Ethel Durrington, loving Father to Wayne, Jim and Carole plus 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, William Elton, his wife, Ethel and granddaughter Connie Simmons, one brother, Clint Durrington and one sister, Ruth Frisch.
Dwight was born in Dallas Co, Missouri on October 14, 1904 being the middle son of nine children he grew up on a Missouri farm, breaking horses and working in the fields with his brothers. He left Missouri when he was just 16, going to Iowa to shuck corn then ridding the rails to Calif. where he met his life time love, Ethel Butcher. They traveled to Canda to homestead and as a result 15 years later returned to Calif. then up to Idaho to farm. Only traveling a short distance they first lived in New Acres (close to Parma), then on to Middleton until retirement then into Caldwell. After many years of bowling and traveling until 1992 when Ethel passed away and soon thereafter Dwight went to live with Carole in Arkansas.
Dwight passed this world for a better place and to keep a long awaited date with Ethel, on May 29, 2001, leaving a legacy that cannot be equaled. He was well loved by everyone that came in contact with him in Pink Bud nursing home and we know that he would have said "Thank You" to all of them for being so good to him. The world is a lesser place but Heaven is rejoicing over him.
Funeral services were May 31, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho.
 

Reba Francis "Colley" Hamilton
Reba Francis "Colley" Hamilton, 80, of Hackett, Ark. died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hackett.
Survivors include her husband, Everett of the home; one daughter, Tommy Hamilton of Hackett, Ark.; three sons, Roy Gene Hamilton, Billy Dean Hamilton and Roger Dale Hamilton all of Hackett; two sisters, Dorothy and Norma Lee Colley; one brother, Ralph Colley of Fort Smith, Ark.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 2, 2001, at Memorial Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark. with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hackett, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Hamilton, J.C. Hamilton, Charles "Bub" Hamilton, Johnny Gamble, Stevie Hamilton, Donald Trotter, and Stanley Trotter.
 

Pearl Nelson
Pearl Nelson, 98, of Booneville, Ark. died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in a Booneville nursing home. She was a homemaker and the widow of Seab Nelson, a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Booneville, Ark. where she was a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. Volunteer worker for ARVAC and The Food Pantry in Booneville.
Survivors include one daughter, Wynema Littlefield of Booneville, Ark.; two sons, W.O. Nelson of Booneville, Ark., Talmadge Nelson of Fayetteville, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 5, 2001, at Glendale Baptist Church in Booneville, Ark. with burial at Glendale Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Matt Nelson, Sam Nelson, Aaron Littlefield, Brad Arterbury, Stanley Rogers and Gerald Baker.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glendale Baptist Church, 768 State Hwy. 60, Booneville, AR. 72927.
 

Darrell Trantham, Jr.
Darrell Trantham, Jr., 55, of Mansfield, Ark. died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Hackett, Ark. He was a retired shipyard machinist. He was preceded in death by wife Patricia.
Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Campisi of Mountain Home, Ark.; Sheryl Adams of Booneville, Ark.; three sons, Jarrod Trantham of Las Vegas, Nev., Darrell Trantham, III of Mansfield, Ark., Danny Trantham of South Fork, Utah; four sisters, Regina Fox of Excelsior, Ark., Nancy Perkins of Hartford, Ark., Brenda Lane of Hartford, ark., Betty Gomes of Calif.; three brothers, Allen Trantham of Midland, Ark., Bill Trantham of Calif., Danny Trantham of Hartford; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on June 6, 2001, at Evans Cemetery in Excelsior, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Homer Earl Womack
Homer Earl Womack, 45 of Hartford, Ark. went to be with The Lord June 3, 2001, at a local hospital. He worked for Laborers' International Union and he was a union member for 25 years. He was a member of Midland First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of the home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Lisa Womack of Beebe, Ark., Billy Womack of Lakeland, Fla., David Womack of Hartford, Ark., Kenny and Erin Womack of Hartford, Ark.; Brandon, Hannah, Sarah Jane, Karen and Brittney; parents, Otis and Lavaughn Womack of Hartford, Ark.; two brothers, Sonny Womack of Sallisaw, Okla, Dan Womack of Jackson, Miss.; six sisters, Naomi Hawkins of Howe, Okla., Sharon Matteson of Van Buren, Ark., Mary Counts of Van Buren, Ark. Brenda Morris of Poteau, Okla., Donna Beshears of Greenwood, Ark.; Melanie Robinson of Portland, Oreg.
Services were June 5, 2001 at Midland First Baptist Church with burial at West Harmony Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Hester, Pete Michael, A.C. Barnes, Jackie Dunn, Frank Sabatucci, Jimmy Phelps.
Honorary Pallbearers were members of Local #107.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 865, Greenwood, AR. 72936.
He was our hero and he will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
 

Atha Delbert Price
Atha Delbert Price, 83, of Booneville, Ark. died May 30, 2001, in a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.
Survivors include his wife, Theresia Price of the home; one daughter, Linda Mindenhall of Alaska; two sons, Del Price of Fort Smith, Ark., Stefan Price of Springdale, Ark.; three sisters, Gladys Hass of Fort Worth, Texas, Dawna Ponton of Reno, Nev., Tamzia Marple of Fairoaks, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service were June 4, 2001, at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
 

Mary Janiece Hudson
Mary Janiece Hudson, 53, of Blue Mountain, Ark. died June 1, 2001, in Havana, Ark. She was a member of Magazine Pentecostal Church of God, a homemaker, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include two daughters, Regina McIntire of Blue Mountain, Ark., Christy Hudson of Booneville, Ark.; two step-daughters, Emma Travis of Booneville, Ark., Patricia Schlinker of Magazine, Ark.; one son, Thomas Hudson of Little Rock, Ark.; three sisters, Arlie Marshall of Okla., Clara Chittenden of Greenwood, Ark., Shelia Draper of Huntington, Ark.; two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 5, 2001, at Magazine Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Egypt Cemetery in Blue Ball, Ark. under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Ark.
Pallbearers were Rick Wiser, Ronnie Wiser, Michael Wiser, Jerry Travis, Steven Schlinker, Robert Chambers. 

Velva Kathleen Trigg Wofford
Velva Kathleen Trigg Wofford, 80, of Greenwood, Ark. died Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Little Rock, Ark. She was a lifelong member of Baptist Affiliation, a member of Jenny Lind First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. and a member of Sebastian County Extension Homemakers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Wofford.
Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Woodhull of Greenwood, Ark., Gay Moore of Little Rock, Ark.; one son, W.C. "Skip" Wofford of Booneville, Ark.; six grandchildren, Wade Wofford, Michael Passen, Wendy Johnson, Stephen Passen, David Passen and Kevin Moore; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 22, 2001 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville, Ark. with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, Ark. under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jenny Lind First Baptist Church Parking lot fund c/o: Harold Thames, 4000 Sturgeon Road, Greenwood, AR. 72936.
 

Wanda Cates
Wanda Cates, 81, of Greenwood, Ark. died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in Greenwood, Ark. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Nell Zebell of Fort Worth, Texas; Joye Beth Hayes of Greenwood, Ark.; one son, Walter Dale Cates of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 26, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were family members.
 

David Lee Rush
David Lee Rush, 23, of Greenwood, Ark. died Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Fort Smith. He was born June 8, 1977 in Fort Smith, Ark. and was employed with Kone Elevator Company in Denver, Colo. David graduated from Greenwood High School in 1996 and attended Westark Community College and Carl Albert State College before moving to Denver.
Survivors include his parents, Don and Betty Rush of Greenwood; three sisters, Beth Allen and DeAnna Coker both of Fort Smith, Ark., Brandy Oaks of Sallisaw, Okla.; four brothers, Scott Buttler and Jeffery Rush of Denver, Colo., Don Rush Jr. of Van Buren and Michael Rush of Fort Smith, Ark.; maternal grandmother, Katy Freeman of Greenwood; twelve nieces, three nephews, and numerous friends.
A memorial services was held at McConnell Funeral Chapel in Greenwood on May 25, 2001, followed by graveside services at Evans Cemetery located on Old Excelsior Road in Greenwood.
 

Kenneth Wayne Miller
Kenneth Wayne Miller, 60, of Arcadia, Okla. died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in his home. He was born July 23, 1940 in Fort Smith, Ark., retired from Union Iron Workers, local #48 and was employed at Oklahoma City Line Maintenance. He was a 32 Degree Mason, Jones Lodge #537, AF&M, member of the Scottish Rites, Guthrie, Okla., a member of Oak Tree Assembly of God Church in Edmond, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Clara Miller and a brother, Darrel Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Miller of the home; two daugthers, Donna Kiper and husband, Frank of Oklahoma City, Okla., Kathy Gregory and husband, Ted of Sand Springs, Okla.; four sons, Kenneth Tankersley and wife, Debbie of Centerville, Ohio, Kenneth Miller, Jr. and Kevin Miller both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dewayne Miller and wife, Tabbatha of Arcadia, Okla.; one sister, Opal Strickland of Boston, Ga.; one brother, Fred Miller of Fort Smith, Ark.; seven grandsons, and four granddaughters.
Funeral services were May 29, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Gentry Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. with Masonic Rites under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were sons, Kenneth Tankersley, Kenneth Miller, Jr., Kevin Miller and Dewayne Miller and sons-in-law, Frank Kiper, and Ted Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers were J. Vernon and John Miller.
A celebration of his life will be at 11 am. on June 2, 2001, at Oak Tree Assembly of God Church, 400 W. Danforth, in Edmond, Okla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County, 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 10, Oklahoma, City, Okla. 73116-1515 and The American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368.
 

Barbara "Snooky" Carranza
Barbara "Snooky" Carranza, 58, of Hartford, Ark. died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a preschool teacher for the Head Start Program in Huntington, Ark. a Baptist. She was the widow of David Carranza.
Survivors include two daughters, Amber Carranza of Greenwood, Ark., Amy Carranza of Pocola, Ark.; one son, Frank Catlett; her mother, Ruth Bartolich of Hartford, Ark.; one grandchild, Ashley Gennaro of Pocola, Okla.
Funeral services were May 19, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Matthew Slate, Joe Magnani, William "Button" Slate, Claude Fancher, Tommy Hoopengarner, Pete Reano.
 

Dorothy Louise Stafford
Dorothy Louise Stafford, 79, of Hackett, Ark. died Tuesday, May 15, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark., a member of The Order of The Eastern Star. she was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey "Gib" Stafford.
Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Pelt of Roland, Okla.; three sons, Jack Stafford of Houston, Texas, Don Stafford of Smyrna, Tenn., Clifton Stafford of Scranton, Ark.; one sister, Jean Simpson of Ashland, Ky.; four brothers, Bob Brown of Maryland, Bill Brown and Jim Brown, both of Michigan, Fred Brown of South Carolina; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 18, 2001, at Memorial Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark. with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Hackett, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Lewis Hayes Plank
Lewis Hayes Plank, 77, of Muldrow, Okla. died May 15, 2001, in his home. He was retired from Cloyes Gear in Paris, Ark., a World War II veteran, a member of the Eagles Lodge and Odd Fellows Lodge. He attended Oak Tree Church in Muldrow.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestine of the home; two daughters, Nelta Blamey of Scranton, Ark., Becky Young of Rogers, Ark.; three sons, Henry Humphries of Magazine, Ark., William Humphries of Fort Smith, Ark. and Jerry Lee Humphries of Van Buren, Ark.; one sister, Wanda Asher of Muldrow, Okla.; three brothers, Alfred, Buddy and Homer Plank all of Muldrow, Okla.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 18, 2001, at Agent Funeral Home Chapel in Muldrow with burial at Ware's Chapel Cemetery with military graveside in Dublin, Ark. under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Inc. of Charleston, Ark.
Pallbearers were Monte & Paul Wayne Brunk, Chris & Joseph Humphries, Darren Cox, Larry Plank, John Lewis Blamey, Keith Fuller.
 

Juanita Faye McCormick
Juanita Faye McCormick, 64, of Fort Smith, Ark. died Monday, May 7, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Barling First Assembly of God Church and a member of the Cameo Girls Association of Arkansas. She was the widow of Milton McCormick.
Survivors include three daughters, Billie Robison of Spiro, Okla., Nancy Armstrong of Fort Smith, Ark., Susie Guess-Biles of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, Jerry Adamson, Gary A. Barnes and Rick McCormick all of Fort Smith, Ark.; her mother, Edythe Louise Robison of Fort Smith, Ark.; Charlotte Joyce of Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, Marshall Robison and Jack Robison, Jr. both of Fort Smith, Ark.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 9, 2001, at 1st Assembly of God Church in Barling, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were William Armstrong, Phillip Brewer, Jason Guess, Jeremy Guess, Josh Biles, David Robison.
 

Melba Conaway Goines
Melba Conaway Goines, 77, of Witcherville, Ark. died Thursday, May 10, in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Witcherville Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Elmer J. Goines of the home; one daughter, Rhonda McAnally of Fort Smith, Ark.; one son, Larry K. Goines of Greenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Brian McAnally, Christy Plunkett, Lisa Henson, Julie Dunn, Ashley McAnally; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 14, 2001, at Witcherville Fellowship Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Connie Efurd, Bill Efurd, Ronnie Efurd, Dennis Conaway, Darren Efurd, Shawn Efurd.
 

Kathryn Elizabeth Been
Kathryn Elizabeth Been, 93, of Pocola, Okla., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pocola United Methodist Church and the widow of Jerry Been.
Survivors include one daughter, Genelle Ruthledge of Greenwood, Ind.; one son, Jack Been of Pocola, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 12, 2001, at Pocola United Methodist Church in Pocola, Okla. with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Evelyn Neisler Carson
Evelyn Neisler Carson, 76, of Dayton, Ark. died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a member of the Dayton Church of Christ and a Past President of the Sebastian County Extension Homemaker's Club and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie.
Survivors include one daughter, Louise Hamilton of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sons, Ed Carson of Clarksville, Ark., David Carson of Van Buren, Ark.; three sisters, Ina Blackman of McAlester, Okla., Bonnie Ray of Greenwood, Ark. and Faye Upton of Huntington, Ark.; two brother, R.B. Neisler of Arlington, Texas, Donald Neisler of Greenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Lori Hamilton of Fort Smith, Ark., Elise Carson and Lauren Carson of Van Buren, Ark., Teresa Gross of Owasso, Okla. and Anita Sitton of Little Rock, Ark.; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 15, 2001, at Dayton Church of Christ in Dayton, Ark. with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Church of Christ.
 

Connie Voosen
Connie Voosen, 69, of Greenwood, Ark. died Saturday, May 12, 2001 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was retired secretary to the Dean of Manatee Junior college in Venice, Fla., three year president of Ladies Major Bowling League, secretary for two years of Tuesday Ladies Golf League at Vache Grasse Country Club in Greenwood, founder and treasurer of the Fort Smith chapter of the Buzzard Club, secretary of ESA for two years, member of Women's International Bowling Congress, retired secretary for Crawford and Company in Fort Smith, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank and a twin brother, Courtney Niles.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Switalski of Troy, Mich.; three sons, Mark and Matt Moulds both of Detroit, Michigan and Mike Moulds of Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Nadine Hess of Greenwood, Ark., Nancy DuHoux of Gent, Belgium and Wendy Fields of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; one brother, Bruce Niles of Greenwood, Ark.; 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 15, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were members of The Buzzard Club of America.
Honorary pallbearers were members of ESA & Gamma Kappa Chapter in Greenwood, Ark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Smith Community Hospice, 1115 South Waldron, Ark., suite 108, Fort Smith, Ark. 72903.
 

Fontane Hofseth
Fontane Hofseth, 25, of Mansfield, Ark. died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Mansfield, Ark. She was a student at Westark Community College in Fort Smith, a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood.
Survivors include her parents, Dennis Ray and Cathy Poor of Mansfield, Ark.; maternal grandparents, William and Mabel Pierce of Mansfield, Ark.; paternal grandfather, Torulf Hofseth of Anchorage, Alaska; paternal grandmother, Suzanne Ross of Sandston, Va.; one sister, Candie Schumacher of Greenwood.
Funeral services were May 3, 2001, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark., under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Bobby Eugene Clifton
Bobby Eugene Clifton. 38, of Wynne, Ark. died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Conway, Ark. He was graduate of Greenwood High School Class of 1980, a mural Artist, and a veteran of the U.S. Army and The Gulf War.
Survivors include his wife, Orissia L. Clifton of the home; four daughters, Lindsey Clifton, Rachael Clifton, Lexi Clifton, and Raegan Clifton all of Sallisaw, Okla.; one son, Dallas Clifton of Sallisaw, Okla.; his parents, Ed and Barbara Clifton of Fort Smith, Ark.; maternal grandmother, Bernice Tomlin of Jenny Lind, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Roy and Patsy Clifton of Greenwood, Ark.; one sister, Stacy Whitlock of Greenwood, Ark.; one brother, Roy E. Clifton III of San Diego, Calif.; uncle and aunt, Bart and Barbara Tomlin of Jenny Lind, Ark.; cousins, Curtis and Dawn David of Jenny Lind, Ark.; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 14, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were members of The 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery.
 

Thomas Jasper Wall
Thomas Jasper Wall, 74, of Huntington, Ark. died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in his home. He was in the restaurant business and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include one sister, LaVonne Morrow of Mansfield, Ark.; one niece, Tommy Jean Long of Okeechobee, Fla.
Funeral services were May 4, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Ark. with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Ark. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.
Pallbearers were Gary Smith, Donald Goodner, Sid Spencer, Willard Johnson, John Sutton, Ronnie Sutton.
 

Ora E. Kisling
Ora E. Kisling, 88, of Hartford, Ark. died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Selden, N.Y. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force of 29 years, was an Air Force Veteran of World War II and Korea. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Nena Kisling.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Miller of Selden, N.Y.; five sisters, Lucile, Ruth, Joyce, Dorothy, and Olive; three brothers, Mickey, Floyd, and Lewis Kisling; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 5, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Hartford, Ark. with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford.
 

M. R. South
M. R. South, 69, of Greenwood, Ark. died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 in his home. He was retired Supervisor for Armbruster-Stageway, a navy veteran of the Korean War, member of Greenwood United Methodist Church in Greenwood.
Survivors include his wife, Betty South of the home; two daughters, Peggy Rice of Greenwood, Ark., Debbie Elmore of Springdale, Ark. and husband Ron; former son-in-law, Kenny Rice; two sisters, Eulala Rudolph and Evoline McBride both of Salt Lake City, Utah; three brothers, Roy Coker of Springdale, Ark., W.T. South of N. Augusta, N.C. and D.N. South of Camp Verdi, Ariz.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 4, 2001, at Greenwood United Methodist Church in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Travis and Liz McCartney, Jimmy and Michelle Colvin, Cassie Cathey, Johnny and Marandy Undernehr, and Andrea Elmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR. 72903, or Greenwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 548, Greenwood, AR. 72936 or the South Sebastian County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1313, Greenwood, Ark. 72936 or Peach Tree Hospice.
 

Frankie Lee Alexander
Frankie Lee Alexander, 55, of Mena, Ark. died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 in Greenwood, Ark. He was a member of Piney Church in Blackfork, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Jannell Lane Alexander of the home; one daughter, Tonya Alexander of Des Moines, Iowa; seven sisters, Iola Alexander, Viola Franklin, and Lela Caldwell, all of Washburn, Ark., Mary Smith and Peggy Alexander, both of Waldron, Ark., Dorothy Rader of Greenwood, Ark. and Sally Shandy of Arkoma, Okla.; three brothers, Donald Alexander of Washburn, Ark., Kenneth Alexander of Waldron, Ark. and Carl Alexander of Sullivan, Mo.; two grandchildren.
Graveside services were May 4, 2001, at Piney Cemetery in Blackfoot, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Fontane Hofseth
Fontane Hofseth, 25, of Mansfield, Ark. died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Mansfield. She was a student at Westark Community College in Fort Smith, a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis Ray and Cathy Poor of Mansfield, Ark. maternal grandparents, William and Mabel Pierce of Mansfield; paternal grandfather, Torulf Hofseth of Anchorage, Alaska; paternal grandmother, Suzanne Ross of Sandston, Va.; one sister, Candie Schumacher of Greenwood, Ark.
Funeral services were May 3, 2001, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood.
 

Geraldine W. (Jerry) Ray
Geraldine W. (Jerry) Ray, passed away Monday, April 30, 2001, in Tulsa, Okla. Born December 17, 1020 in Greenwood, Ark. A fifty-year member of University/Community Baptist Church where she served as Treasurer for 15 years.
Survived by her husband of 60 years, Dempsey, of the home; sister, LaVerne Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Bob Shockley of Chesterfield, Mo.; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Services were May 4, at Moore's Southlawn Chapel.
Family suggest contributions may be made to a Memorial Fund in her name at Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 691479, Tulsa, Okla. 74169.
 

Della Lafayett
Della Lafayett, 77, of Paris, Ark. died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in her home. She was a retired insurance Secretary and a member of the Crystal Valley Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Ark.
She is survived by her lifelong friend, Lura B. Pollard of Subiaco, Ark.
The body was cremated under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Inez "Annie" Sale
Inez Sale, a 50 year resident of Wilmington, Calif. died April 22, 2001, at the Torrence Rehab Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Oklahoma and was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Freda (Trotter) Brown of Wilmington, and brothers, Gene and Bob Brown.
She is survived by two daughters, Norma Rodgers of Wilmington, Calif. and Wanda Parson of Santa Maria, Calif., three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. And by a sister, Tince Graham of Hemet, Calif. She is also survived by many cousins and an uncle in the Hackett area.
Gamby Mortuary handled the burial at sea. In lieu of acknowledgments, the family requests a donation to the American Lung Association in her memory.
 

Ronnie Joe Noyes
Ronnie Joe Noyes, 58, of Skiatook, Okla. died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in his home. He was a retied electrician, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by two brothers, his parents and one son, Scotty Noyes.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Noyes of the home; one daughters, Kimberly Noyes of Muldrow, Okla.; two step-daughters, Carrie Cawvey of Collinsville, Okla., Lorrie Miscampbell of Carey, North Carolina; one son, Gary Noyes of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Patsy Cross of Greenwood, Ark.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were May 8, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Nellie M. Selph
Nellie M. Selph, 88, of Huntington, Ark. died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and the widow of Claud Selph.
Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Joyce Selph of Huntington, Ark.; two sisters, Edith Kimes of Fort Smith, Ark. and Juanita Primm of La Port, Texas; one brother, Bill Junior Earp of Bryan, Texas; three grandchildren, Pamela Pirpich, Lisa Diggetts and Kelley Lawrence; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service were May 7, 2001, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Ark. with burial at Union Ridge Cemetery near Dayton, Ark. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.
Pallbearers were Lou, May, Richard Brannam, John Green, Bob McKay, Charles Vincent, William Smith.
 

Cecil Martin
Cecil Martin, 65, of Blue Mountain, Ark. died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired Diesel Mechanic.
Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Page of Bonanza, Ark., Mary Tomlin of Fort Smith, Ark., Linda Ponder of Stuttgart, Ark.; three sons, David Martin of Webster, New Hampshire, Dale Martin of San Bernadino, Calif., Steven Martin of McAlester, Okla.; his mother, Mary Martin Cedarville; one sister, Pauline Mullican of Cedarville, Ark.; one brother, Clarence Donald Martin of Cedarville, Ark.; 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 8, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark.
 

Vincent W. Beach
Vincent W. Beach, 83, of Boulder, Colo. Died April 9, 2001, in Boulder. He was born in Greenwood, Ark. on November 22, 1917 to R.H. Beach and Elizabeth Florence Thames. On September 4, 1947 he married Virginia Hereford in Huntington, W. Va. He was a professor of French History and Modern European History at the University of Colorado from 1951 until he retired in June 1988. Professor Beach was the author of numerous works dealing with The French Revolutionary and Restoration periods. "His Charles X Of France: His Life and Times " and "Charles X: 1925-The Decisive Year". Beach's research interests also included the French Assemblies of the Notables. Faculty Fellowships and Grants from the American Philosophical Society made possible Five extended stays in France for research in French archives. He served as a gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy during WWII And participated in D-Day assaults. Was cited for conspicuous Performance of duty at Salerno, Italy, September 9, 1943, when His ship beached. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Vernon Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hereford Beach of Boulder, CO; sons, Vincent Beach, Jr., of Ottawa, Kansas, John Beach of Lakewood, CO and Charles Beach of Denver, CO; brothers, Damon Beach Of Albuquerque, N.Mex. and James Beach of Tulsa, Okla.; 1 sister Betty Jo Moore of Park Ridge, Ill.
Funeral services were Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 1st Baptist Church in Boulder, Colo. with burial at Green Mt. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Baptist Church property fund.
 

Sherman W. "Bud" Sherrill
Sherman W. "Bud" Sherrill, 64, of Greenwood, Ark. died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in his home. He was retired owner of Trucker's Grill, veteran of the U.S. Army, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Belle Point Lodge #20, and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Genella Sherrill of the home; two daughters, Debbie Koch and husband, Lou of Greenwood, Amy Sherrill of Columbia, Mo.; one son, John Sherrill of Greenwood, Ark.; his mother, Martha Parker of Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mamie Lou Cox of Crossville, Tenn., Helen Walker of Muncie, Ind.; two grandchildren, Justin and Cody Koch of Greenwood.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on May 2, 2001, at Greenwood United Methodist Church in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funereal Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers will be Gene Herdison, Gary Herdison, Larry Byrd, Mark Ferguson, Steve Merrywell, Brian Wiggins.
 

Charles Albert Wilson
Charles Albert Wilson, 56, of Greenwood, Ark. died Thursday, April 26 in her home. He was assistant plant manager for Fox Manufacturing in Fort Smith, a member of Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind, Ark., 32nd Degree Mason, and Worshipful Master of Belle Point Lodge #20 F & AM, a member of Scottish Rite and member of Liberty Chapter #402, Order of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wilson of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Wilson of South San Francisco, Calif.; two step-daughters, Gwynn White of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mary Webb of Goldsboro, North Carolina; one son, Vern Wilson of San Francisco, Calif.; one step-son, Scott Chamberlain of Santa Anna, Calif.; one sister, Iris Purcell, one niece and three nephews; six grandchildren, Jeremy Barrigan, Amanda, Barrigan, Jordan Liva, Mark Liva, Cassandra Liva, Jocelyn White.
Memorial services were April 29, 2001 at Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Charley Wilson Memorial Fund, First National Bank, P.O. Box 2150, Greenwood, Ark. 72936.
 

Norma Boone
Norma Boone, 91, of Greenwood, Ark. died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Fort Smith Schools, a member of the Valley View Church of Christ in Greenwood. She was the widow of Hershall Boone.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Kleck of Greenwood, Ark.; one son, Chandus Boone of Fort Smith, Ark.; four grandchildren, Rick Boone, Vickie Novi, Kevin Klock, Karen Kleck.
Funeral services were April 30, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Valley View Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Joseph Hugh Burns
Joseph Hugh Burns, 76, of Pocola, Okla. died Monday, April 30 in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and World War II, a retied from B.F. Goodrich, the Fort Smith Police Department, and The Arkansas State Building Services.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Mae Burns of the home; three daughters, Mary Alice Satton of Clewiston, Fla., Jennifer McCoy of Pocola, Okla., Peggy Levings of Pocola, Okla.; one son, John Burns of Fort Smith, Ark.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on May 2, 2001 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold McClain, George Willis, Sr., Johnny Miller, Marvin Shelton, Gene Burbank, William Berger.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peachtree Hospice, Poteau Division, 215 Dewey, Poteau, Okla. 74953, or The Cancer Society Research Division, 1500, Fort Smith, Ark. 72901.
 

Esther Griffin
Esther Griffin, 88, of Greenwood, Ark. Died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark., a homemaker and the widow of Overt Griffin.
Survivors include two sons, Mitchell Griffin and Bob Griffin, both of Greenwood, Ark.; one sister, Christina Fulgham of Hackett, Ark.; two brothers, Everett Hamilton of Hackett, Ark., Howard Hamilton of Greenwood, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Kay Berg, Susan Griffin, Tim Griffin, Phil Griffin, Brad Murphy, Waylon Brown and Jennifer Brown; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were April 24, 2001, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark. with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hackett, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were J.C. Hamilton, Roy Hamilton, Bill Hamilton, Ken Hamilton, Steve Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon's International.
 

Leona "Pokey" Repass
Leona "Pokey" Repass, 89, of Huntington, Ark. died Friday, April 20, 2001, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of Westside Pentecostal Church in Huntington, Ark. She was the widow of Loyd Repass.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Richmond of Huntington, Ark.; two sons, Charles Repass of Poteau, Okla., John Repass of Fort Smith, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 24, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Kevin Repass, Darrell Fuller, Willard Fuller, Richard Risner, Jerry Presson, Billy Richmond.
 

Letha Newlun
Letha Newlun, 77, of Greenwood, Ark. died Tuesday, April 20, 2001, in her home. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and a member of The Order of the Easter Star.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Newlun of the home; one daughter, Marilyn McMillan of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Neva Noteware of Garber, Okla., Faye Clouse of Bullhead City, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Laura McMillan of Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services were April 20, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Alvin Dean Hughes
Alvin Dean Hughes, 75, died April 19, 2001, in Folsom Mercy Hospital in Folsom, Calif.. He was a Christian, a member of the Benevolent and Philanthropic order of Elks, a retired Welder who enjoyed travels, photography, building and flying model airplanes, fishing and making friends.
Memorial services will be held April 26, 2001, in Stockton, Calif. With burial in Lodi, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; one sister, Helen Parks of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, Bill Hughes of Jacksonville, Texas, Fred Kinslow of Greenwood, Ark., four nieces and six nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
 

Weda Beatrice Rathburn
Weda Beatrice Rathburn, 89, of Greenwood, Ark., a former Galena resident died at midnight, Saturday, April 21, 2001 at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. following an illness.
Weda was born May 13, 1911 at Blanco, Okla. And married Stephen A. Rathburn on November 12, 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. Rathburn and one grandson, Jeffrey Terral.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Seamans of Greenwood, Ark.; three grandchildren, Jerry Terral and (wife, Betty), Stephanie Driscoll and (husband, Rex), both of Greenwood, Ark., Bridget Moore and (husband, Darrell), of Hackett, Ark.; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, Pam Dover and Mary Smith both of Hackett, Ark.; one sister, Joanna Green and (husband, Richard P Sr.) of Joplin, Mo.
Graveside services were April 24, 2001 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Galena, Kans.
 

John Lanning Woodhull III
John Lanning Woodhull III, 47, of Booneville, Ark. died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a housing contractor and a Pentecostal.
Survivors include one daughter, Aimee Gustafson of Alma, Ark.; one son, John L. Woodhull IIII of Alma, Ark.; his mother, Bernice Woodhull of Booneville, Ark.; one brother, Wayne Woodhull of Booneville, Ark.; one granddaughter, Maya Gustafson of Alma, Ark.; one niece, Vinita Meeks of Show Low, Ariz.
Funeral services April 14, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Ark. with burial at Barling Cemetery in Barling under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield.
Pallbearers were Glen Jones Sr., Glen Jones Jr., Luther Jones, Wayne Woodhull, Danny David and Larry Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Woodhull and Joe Woodhull.
 

Hazel P. Travis
Hazel P. Travis, 69, of Greenwood, Ark. died Monday, April 9, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Greenwood.
Survivors include one daughter, Kenda Travis of Greenwood, Ark.; two sons, Bill Blythe of Greenwood, Ark. and Bob Blythe of Springdale, Ark.; one sister, Margaret Skals of Indio, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Perkins of Springdale, Ark., Bryan Blythe of Greenwood, Ark. and Christina Blythe of San Antonio, Texas; two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were April 11, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home.
 

Robert Moore
Robert Moore, 64, of Bella Vista, Ark. died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Berryville, Ark. He was retired Chemical Engineer, and for over 25 years project manager for E. E. NATCO in Tulsa, Okla. He was a member of First Christian Church in Tulsa, Okla.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Beth Moore of Houston, Texas; one sister, Nancy Mozingo of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Graveside servcies were April 12, 2001, at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062.
 

Marion A. Wilkins
Marion A. Wilkins, 69, of Booneville, Ark. died Monday, April 9, 2001, in his home. He attended the Booneville First Assembly of God Church in Booneville, retired after 20 years from Garrison Furniture in Fort Smith, Co-owner of Quality Discount Furniture in Booneville, past member of the Gideons International, past Deacon of Freewill Baptist Church and Parkview Baptist Church in Booneville for 44 years.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wilkins of the home; three daughters, Linda Davis, Glynda Glidewell and Sheila Wilks all of Booneville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April, 11, 2001 at Booneville First Assembly of God Church in Booneville, Ark. with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Gary, Reese, Jonathan, and Shane Davis, Jim Glidewell and Gary Maloy.
 

Mary Ellen Bobbitt
Mary Ellen Bobbitt, 76, of Greenwood, Ark. died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind, Ark.
Survivors include her husband, Wendell Bobbitt of the home; two sons, Gary Bobbitt of Greenwood, Ark., Jimmy Bobbitt of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Annie-Thomas of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, Aaron, Nicholas, Tristan and Scotty.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on April 18, 2001 at Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind, Ark. with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers will be Justin Bobbitt, R.B. Bobbitt, and Deacons of Faith Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 685, Greenwood, Ark. 72936.
 

Marjorie A. Wilbur
Marjorie A. Wilbur, 83, of Fort Smith, Ark. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a retired dietitian from St. Edward Mercy Medical Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Joy Hatfield of Greenwood, Ark., Audrey Basford of Warren, Okla., Judith Castengia of San Jose, Calif.; one son, Lester V. Barnett of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty Cottrell of Bridgeton, Mo., Minnie Bell of Oregon; two brothers, Robert Bell of Odessa, Texas, Troy Bell of Friday Island, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were April 16, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Mayberry Cemetery in Lavaca, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were John Mann, Charlie Barnett, David Fisher, Bob Moreland, Cory Ramey and Ricky Moreland.
 

Hazel Lola Martin
Hazel Lola Martin, 92, of Hartford, Ark. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker, the widow of Clarence "Pepper" Martin and a member of the West Hartford Union Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Pat Carlton of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sons, Tom Martin of Greenwood, Ark., Bill Martin of Fort Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 13, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Todd Carlton, Pete Cox, Galen Martin, R.B. Leatherwood, Leon Burrows, David Berryhill.
 

Robert Leon Reeves
Robert Leon Reeves, 60, of Muldrow, Okla. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a former employee of Whirlpool and the City of Fort Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Moore Reeves of the home; two sons, Dwayne Reeves of Greenwood, Ark., Brent Reeves of Thailand; four step-daughters and one step-son; one brother, Jim Reeves of Lordsburg, New Mexico; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Graveside services were April 13, 2001, at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Glen Qualls, Jr., Ronnie Mathis, Joe Moore, Cody Mathis, Bobby Joe Williams, Virgil O'Dell
 

Thurmon Austin Jenkins
Thurmon Austin Jenkins, 80, of Huntington, Ark. died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in his home. He was a retied truck driver and retired from Riverside Furniture in Fort Smith, an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Hartford Masonic Lodge, #609, F&AM. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Holstein Jenkins.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Marlene Slavens and husband, Chester of Tulsa, Okla.; one step-son, Carl Holstein and wife Melba Jo of Harrison, Ark.; one uncle, Hurley Selph of Fort Smith, Ark.; Caregiver, Marthia Quinlivan and family of Huntington, Ark.; seven step-grandchildren, Charles Slavens and wife, Nancy of Tulsa, Okla., Rocky Slavens and Velta Troxell, both of Tulsa, Okla. Bill Holstein of Garden Grove, Calif, Tim Holstein of Huntington Beach, Calif., Russell Holstein of Westminster, Calif., and Ron Holstein of Harrison, Ark.; three step-great-grandchildren, Heidi Leatherland and husband, Mike of Broken Arrow, Okla., Heather James and Ben Slavens of Tulsa, Okla.; two great-great-grandchildren, Hayden Austin Leatherland and Malia Ashley Leatherland both of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Graveside services were April 13, 2001, at Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Otto Buell Hunnicutt
Otto Buell Hunnicutt, 93, of Greenwood died Wednesday night at the Pink Bud Nursing Home. The funeral services was in the chapel of Greenwood's McConnell Funeral Home on Saturday, April 14, 2001.
A state native, Mr. Hunnicutt was second to the youngest and the last surviving member of a large family, twelve children, born to the Reverend George W. and Annie Laura (Fowler) Hunnicutt near the turn of the last century in Yell County, Ark. His boyhood home was in Danville.
Before health considerations forced an early retirement in his mod-fifties, he followed careers in the fields of transportation and law enforcement. Among other assignments, he served with the civilian guard team while Fort Chaffee was under construction; worked with security forces at the renowned Sandia and Lovelace Laboratories in New Mexico during the sensitive years of "cold war" relationships with the former Soviet Union; and was for several years Chief of Police in Chelsea, Okla.
He and his late wife, Margueritte E. Lippeatt Hunnicutt, in the early years of their marriage, were charter members of the Rye Hill Baptist Church. They were married for more that 69 years when she preceded him in death in January of 1999.
They were the parents of seven children, All but a daughter, Jo Ann who died in infancy, survive to mourn his death. They are O.B., Jr., of Perryville, Gilbert E. of Greenwood, Carolyn S. Anderson of Edmond, Okla., Loyd L. of El Cajon, Calif., Marolyn L. of Greenwood and Richard B. of Tulsa, Okla.
He is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 56 great- grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in the family plot at Liberty Cemetery.
 

Allen Swink
Allen Swink, 36, of Greenwood, Ark. died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in Greenwood. He was a retired welder.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Swink of the home; two daughters, Megan Swink and Kelly Swink both of the home; two sons, Earl Swink and Ethan Swink both of the home; his parents, Bill and Ruth Swink of Greenwood; one sister, Billie Ruth Neihouse of Greenwood; two brothers, Adair Swink of Greenwood and John Swink of Booneville, Ark.
Memorial services were April 17, 2001 at Oak Cliff Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Gayle Annette Brown
Gayle Annette Brown, 50 of Fort Smith, Ark. died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in a local hospital. She was a retired assembly line worker for 23 years at Gen Corp.
Survivors include her husband, John of the home; one daughter, Michelle Jennings of Fort Smith, Ark.; one son, Charles David Brown of Fort Smith; her mother, Margaret Snell of Greenwood, Ark.; one brother, Keith Snell of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Jacob Jennings of Fort Smith, Emily Brown of Roland, Okla., Dakota McDoulett of Fort Smith and Sydney Wilkinson of Fort Smith.
Graveside services were April 6, 2001, at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery in Jenny Lind, Ark. under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Bob Gail, Woody Nutter, Mike Wilhelm, Mike Jones, James Campbell and Joe Rowan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M St., Fort Smith, AR 72901.
 

Ruth Eichling Smith
Ruth Eichling Smith, 75, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Greenwood, Ark. died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in the Oklahoma City Hospital. She was a retired Speech Pathologist, a member of The First Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) in Tulsa, Okla., a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Greenwood Chapter and Past Worthy Matron, a member of American Speech and Hearing Association and a member of Oklahoma and Arkansas Speech and Hearing Association.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Smith of the home; one daughter, Claudia Ruth Velona of New Orleans, La.; two sons, Joe David Smith of the home, William A. Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one brother, Robert Eichling of Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were April 9, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were John Velona, Ralph Colley, Robert Eichling, Jr., Bennett Sherrer, James D. Eichling, Kenneth Edwards.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Scholarship Fund, 913 Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK. 74119 or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR. 72902.
 

Reba Evelyn Robison
Reba Evelyn Robison, 63, of Fort Smith, Ark. died Monday, April 2, 2001, in a Van Buren nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church in Greenwood.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Robison of the home; two daughters, Marisa Best of Fort Smith, Ark., Barbara Robison of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Pauline Lovell of Hackett, Ark., Wilma Edgar of Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, Paul Clark and Raymond Clark, both of Fort Smith, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services were April 5, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark.
 

William D. Jones, Jr. "Billy Don"
William D. Jones, Jr. "Billy Don", 72, of Hackett, Ark. died Tuesday, April 2, 2001, in his home. He was a retired Auto Mechanic, a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jones.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Orem of Alvin, Texas; two brothers, Ronnie Jones of Henryetta, Okla., Darrell Jones of Huntsville, Texas; two grandchildren, Donny and Jennifer Cook of Hackett, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were April 9, 2001 at the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
 

Jerry W. Neal
Jerry W. Neal, 52, of Sugar Loaf, Ark. died Friday, April 6, 2001, in his home. He was a member of Amity Baptist Church in Hackett, Ark., an Army Veteran of The Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Neal of the home; one sons, Darrell Wade Neal of Hackett, Ark.; three sisters, Nancy Lovell and Dottie Clark both of Hackett, Ark., Betty Harris of Greenwood, Ark.; five brothers, Ocie, James, Harold, and Jackie Neal, all of Hackett, Ark., Bill Neal of Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services were April 10, 2001 at McConnell Funeral Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Boyd Williams, Robert Goins, Harold Slavens, Gary Terrell, Bobby Moore, Terry Duboise.
 

Glen French
Glen French, 78, of Washburn, Ark. died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Greenwood, Ark. He was a retired bus driver for Greenwood School and a disabled Navy veteran of World War II, a member and Deacon of the Washburn Church of Christ, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veteran, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was the widower of Rose French.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Trammell of Washburn, Ark., Nancy Gardner of Van Buren, Ark.; two sons, Bill French and John French both of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Shirley Jorene Epperson of Greenwood, Ark., Jacquline Henson of Willows, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were March 30, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Washburn Church of Christ.
 

Samuel Mallin
Samuel Mallin, 97, of Cameron, Okla. formerly of Phoenix, Ariz. died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in his home. He was a partner in Mallin Brothers Foundry of Phoenix, Ariz., a member of Bethel Temple in Phoenix, Ariz., a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estell Mallin.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Gaither of Cameron, Okla., four grandchildren, Tracy Hargrove, Jeremy Young, Ashley and Bridgette Gaither; one step grandson, Todd Bolton; three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are pending with Sinai Mortuary of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Temple, Phoenix, Ariz.
 

Clara O. Miller
Clara O. Miller, 90, of Greenwood, Ark. died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenwood First Assembly of God Church in Greenwood.
Survivors include one daughter, Opal Strickland of Boston, Ga.; two sons, Fred Miller of Fort Smith, Ark., Kenneth Miller of Arcadia, Okla.; two sisters, Ruth Thomas of Greenwood, Ark., Ruby Been of Milton-Freewater, Oreg.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 6, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Gentry Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were John Miller, Kevin Miller, Bruce Murkerson, Kenneth Miller, Larry Murkerson, Dewayne Miller.
 

Linda Kay Stallings
Linda Kay Stallings, 52, of Barling, Ark. died Monday, March 26, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was the widow of Jerry Stallings.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Stallings and Kelly Stallings both of Barling, Ark.; one sister, Carol Mahaffey of Riverton, Wyo.; one brother, Mike Mahaffey of Riverton, Wyo.; one grandchild, Lakota Dawn Stallings.
Funeral services were March 29, 2001, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. with burial at Steep Hill Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were members of the Barling Police Department.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Linda Kay Stallings Memorial Fund at BanCorp South Acct. # 6400044928.
 

Harold "Red" McKinney
Harold "Red" McKinney, 69, of Sugarloaf Lake died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in a local hospital. He was a retired repairman for Baldor electric and a former employee of Covey Company, a member of Tyro Community Church and a Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Louise of the home; two daughters, Lisa Roberts of Sugarloaf Lake; two sons, Harold Gene and Barry McKinney both of Sugarloaf Lake; one sister, Darla Vandermillion of Fort Smith; five brothers, Allen McKinney of Lavaca, Sammie McKinney of Booneville, Jimmy McKinney of Booneville, George McKinney of Greenwood and Bobby McKinney of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Kari, Kyle, and Kori McKinney, Amy McKinney and Heather Taylor Stephen and Ryan Roberts.
Funeral services were April 7, 2001, at Lewis Funeral Chapel with burial at Slaytonville Cemetery in Slaytonville, Ark. under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Mark and Jared Oliver, Scott Dugan, Darrell McKinney, Lary Walker and Bruce Clark.
 

Mae Evelyn (Snow) Reed
Mae Evelyn (Snow) Reed, of Alma, Ark. died Sunday March 25, 2001, in Fort Smith.
She was employed by Weldon-Williams and Lick Printing Company and a volunteer for Howard Elementary School. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Houston Howard; one sister, Betty Nally and infant brother.
Funeral services were March 28, 2001 at Dublin FreeWill Baptist Church. Burial was at Wares Chapel Cemetery in Dublin under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Reed of Alma; two daughters, Becky Diane Prock of Alma, and Pamela G. Camp of Greenwood; five sons, Danny Reed of Alma, Terry Reed of Fort Smith, Randy Reed of Van Buren and Tim Reed of Alma; mother and step-father, Martha A. and Hubert Hutchins of Muldrow, Okla.; one sister, June McTyre of Fort Smith; one brother, Lonnie Snow of Roland, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steven Reed, Matt Atkins, Kevin Reed, Bobby Reed, Chris McTyre, Jeremy McTyre and Brian Snow.
Honorary pallbearers were Adam Sowells, Kenny Snow, and Allan Camp.


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