Miscellaneous Sebastian County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Lavonne Andrews

POTEAU — Lavonne Andrews, 74, of Poteau died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Memphis, Tenn. She was retired from Swiss Cleaners, which she and her husband owned and operated for 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau and the Hospital Guild.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Poteau with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

She is survived by her husband, Burl; one daughter, Carol Allen of Tulsa; one son, Rick of Poteau; two brothers, Joe Johnson of Reno, Nev., and Jerry Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Jerry and Angela Allen, Kristin Andrews Harrison, Tracy Andrews Hendrix and Charlie Andrews; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Robertson, Ronnie Riggs, Kelly Hughes, Charles Clark, Gary Furr and Jerry Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Poteau Fire Department.

Jearl Henry

POTEAU — Jearl Dean Henry, 73, of Poteau died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in rural Mississippi. She was a caregiver for the elderly and was the widow of Neil Henry.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Poteau with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

She is survived by four sons, Gary of Chesterfield, Mo., Jerry of Panama, and Barry and Larry, both of Poteau; one brother, Richard Norris of Los Angeles; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer Carp, Scott and Steven Marr, and Shawn, Eric, Lindsey, Josh, Katy and Mark Henry.

Tommy Hill

SPADRA — Tommy Walter Hill, 43, of Spadra died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Clarksville.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial at Holman Cemetery in Lamar.

He is survived by one son, Tommy Lee Daniels of Clarksville; one sister, Mary Ann Purdion of Spadra; and three brothers, Leon and Gary, both of Spadra, and William of Ozone.

Pallbearers will be James, Johnny and Raymond Hogue, Jimbo and Joe Stepp and Terry Mooney.

Geania Weaver

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Geania E. Weaver, 88, of Santa Cruz, Calif., formerly of Huntington, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her home.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Norman’s Family Chapel, 3620 Soquel Dr., Soquel, Calif., with burial at Santa Cruz Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; one daughter, Erma Laws of Capitola, Calif.; one son, Lewis Bobbitt of Los Angeles; two sisters, Laura King of Greenwood, and Velma Cole of Huntington; one brother, Marvin Puckett of Greenwood; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Shirlene Vann

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Shirlene Marie Coleman Vann, 50, of Muskogee died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Muskogee. She was a homemaker.

Funeral will be 9 a.m. Thursday in Lescher-Millsap Chapel in Muskogee followed by another service at 2 p.m. at Belfonte Baptist Church, north of Muldrow, with burial at Belfonte Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Iva Renee Toney of Muskogee; four sons, Ian, Brian and Rodney Pashica, and Darren Vann, all of Muskogee; six sisters, Clara Soap, Yvonne Eagle, Katherine Matthews, Susie Neighbors, Shirley Mathews and Sharon Bryant, all of Muldrow; three brothers, Henry Coleman Jr., Henry Lee Coleman and Martin Coleman, all of Muldrow; one half-sister, Dorothy Youngbird of Kansas, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

Harold Carter

Harold Gene Carter, 63, of Van Buren died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a local hospital. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ladd Cemetery in Danville under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

He is survived by his mother, Orlene Carr Boydston of Van Buren; two half-sisters, Joyce Carter and Shirley Fields, both of Little Rock; two uncles, Charles Carr of Danville and James Carr of Fort Smith; and two aunts, Joyce Carr of Sedgwick, Kan., and Sarah Kriebel of Newton, Kan.

Earl Cauley

NEWKIRK, Okla. — Earl Gene Cauley, 67, of Newkirk, Okla., died Monday, June 5, 2000, at a local nursing home. He was a lifelong grocer and retired as a manager of a Kroger Grocery Store.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday in the Roller-England Funeral Home Chapel in England. Cremation was under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service of Newkirk.

He is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Winchester of Sherwood; three sons, Earl Gene Cauley Jr. of Alma, David Cauley of Newkirk and Stephen Eugene Cauley of Little Rock; numerous brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren.

Letha Hampton

GREENWOOD — Letha Noyes Hampton, 94, of Greenwood died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Abbott.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Clohie Cross of Greenwood; one son, Joe Noyes of Collinsville, Okla.; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Arl and Greg Cross, Jerry Solesbee, Charley McCorkle, Neil Pendergraft and Mark Noyes.

The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, No. 2, Mansfield, AR 72944.

Pearl Webb

JENNY LIND — Pearl Webb, 84, of Jenny Lind died Monday, June 5, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital. A homemaker, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind and was the widow of Eddie Webb.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church in Jenny Lind with burial at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery in Jenny Lind under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

She is survived by one daughter, Goldie Hogue of Greenwood; three sisters, Maxine Fish of Bonanza, Wilma Mackey of Fort Smith and Ann Zachary of Houston; two grandchildren, Joyce Person of Arkadelphia and Lynn Craig of Fort Smith; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jim McClain, Bob Harkreader, Charles Satterfield, Jim Rogers, Warner Barnett and Benny Rausch.

The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Opal Felmet

BOONEVILLE — Opal Julia Felmet, 86, of Booneville died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a Booneville nursing home.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Booneville.

She is survived by two nieces, Fern Steele of Booneville and Anneta Mae Rowe of Enid; one nephew, Larry Joe Minor of Oklahoma City; and other friends.
  
Vernon West

MAGAZINE — Vernon Lee West, 74, of Magazine died Monday, June 12, 2000, in a Booneville nursing home. He was a farmer and a mechanic.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Evans Cemetery in Magazine with service and cremation under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by four daughters, Betty Dean Ethridge of Camden, Julie Martinez and Brenda Ashley, both of Green River, Wyo., and Diane Allen of Hampton; two sons, Freddie of Banks and Larry of Hampton; two sisters, Beatrice Shot of Waveland and Anna Mae Shot of California; two brothers, Bob and Johnny, both of Magazine; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Goldie Sewell of Booneville.

George Lee

SALLISAW — George Lewis Lee, 87, of Sallisaw died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Fort Smith. He retired as a reserve police officer and was a building supervisor at Long Beach College in California. He was a Baptist and the widower of Gana Lee.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Agent Funeral Home Chapel of Sallisaw with burial at Sallisaw City Cemetery.

He is survived by one daughter, Jena May Rogers of Sallisaw; two sisters, Juanita Wooden of Dunlap, Tenn. and Dixie Smith of Madisonville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Murle Copeland, Jerry Jordan, Jim Shropshire, Ronnie Weese, Gary Crum and Rodger Hartley.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Billie Loyd

GRANNIS — Billie Juanita Burke Rogers Loyd, 72, of Grannis died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Texarkana. She was a homemaker, part-time mail carrier and a parts department manager for Lane Poultry.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Grannis with burial at Overturf Cemetery in Grannis under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Jodie Higgins of Texarkana, Ark., Terry Alexander and Lavene Briggs, both of Grannis; one son, James Roy Rogers of Grannis; five sisters, Pauline Jones and Nelda Richardson, both of Grannis, JoAnn Milham of Mena, Patsy Hagler of Berryville and June Mitchell of Texarkana, Ark.; six grandchildren, Shauna Johnson, Dave Rogers, Chris Higgins, Rebecca and Waymon Alexander and Gregory Briggs; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Higgins, Waymon Alexander, Cody Burke, Dwight Mangus, Billy Richardson and Steve Bell.

Daniel Yandell

HEAVENER — Daniel B. Yandell, 72, of Heavener died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Heavener and a member of the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Heavener with burial at Hontubby Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Dianah Breeding and Reba Rowland, both of Heavener; two sons, Larry and Joey, both of Heavener; two sisters, Lorene Hudson of Live Oak, Calif. and Ann Mannies of Waldron; one brother, Charles of Heavener; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Deloris Wilson

TURNER COMMUNITY — Deloris Ann Wilson, 52, of the Turner Community died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in a local nursing home. She was a Baptist.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pope Cemetery in Crawford County under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She is survived by five sisters, Shirley Wilson of Fort Smith, Peggy Pohle of Bryant and Barbara Rogers, Joy Lea Shores and Ruth Beller, all of Mountainburg; one brother, Albert Wilson Jr. of Mulberry.

Pallbearers will be friends.

The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Van Buren.

Sarah Reznick

TULSA — Sarah Ann Johnson-Reznick, 68, of Tulsa, formerly of Midland and Fort Smith, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Tulsa. She was a homemaker.

Funeral was June 16, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Stanley’s Funeral Home of Tulsa.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; and one son, Christopher.

Neado Poole 

Neado William Poole, 75, of Van Buren died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was the owner of Pooles Auto Ranch, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel of Van Buren with burial at Evergreen Cemetery near Alma.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters, Pamela Hobbs of Fort Smith and Sherry Poole and Karla James, both of Barling; two sisters, Harriet Holland of Van Buren and Mary Steele-Smith of Mansfield; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Hobbs Jr., Phil Hobbs, Shaun James, Gary Clark, Bob Denton, Billy Joe Yowell and Josh Stanley.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Van Buren.

Lawrence Reese

Lawrence “Uncle Jim” Reese, 91, of Van Buren died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in a Van Buren nursing home. He was the owner/operator of Uncle Jim’s Grocery and retired as an employee of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a carpenter, musician and member and deacon of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews including Jack Reese, Clarence, William and Lucy Jane Toran, all of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Muriel Willis, Tom Douglas, Larry and Michael Norwood and James and Billy Hughes.

Myrtle Deramus

MULDROW — Myrtle Sue Deramus, 91, of Muldrow died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Muldrow. She was a homemaker.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Edwards-Fentress Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; two sons, R.C. Cantrell and Edward Cantrell, both of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hunter and Ike Hall.

Megan Smith 

Megan Nicole Smith, 6-year-old daughter of Greg and Amber Smith of Fort Smith died Sunday, June 17, 2000, in a Little Rock hospital. She would be attending first grade at Booneville Elementary School. She played for the Stars softball team and was active in gymnastics, ballet and tap dancing at Flame Gymnastics. She was a member of the Sunday school class and children’s choir at Grand Avenue Baptist Church of Fort Smith.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial at Barling Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Billy Ray and Marian Smith of Fort Smith; her maternal grandparents, Rick and Susan Elser of Salida, Colo.; her paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Michael of Fort Smith; her maternal great-grandmothers, Rita Elser of Salida, Colo. and Frances Williams of Blytheville; one sister, Katie Leigh Ann Smith of the home; and one brother, Christopher Alan Smith of the home.

Pallbearers will be Andy, Chad and Billy Ray Smith and Rick Elsner.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Fort Smith.

Luu, Thi

Luu, Ngoc-Hoa Thi, 44, of Fort Smith died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a kindergarten teacher in Vietnam and a line production worker at O.K. Foods.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith. Cremation will follow the service.

She is survived by her husband, Pham, Hoang Van; one son, Pham, Duy Hieu Hoang; father, Luu, Thuan Ba of Saigon, Vietnam; five sisters, Luu, Ngoc Lang, Luu, Ngoc Dung, Luu, Ngoc Lien, all of Vietnam and Luu, Minh Nguyet Thi and Luu, Mai Ngoc, both of Houston; and one brother, Luu, Tong Ba of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be her family.

Margaret Stiles

MENA — Margaret Lucille Stiles, 69, of Mena died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Mena. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

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

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Lee Stiles; four daughters, Debra Downing, Terri Diane Downing and Carolyn Sue Downing, all of Dallas and Shirley Frost of Fort Smith; one son, Ronnie B. Downing of Pampa, Texas; one sister, Marie Barker of Boles; three brothers, Harvey Langley of Pottsville, George Langley of Havana and Donald Joe Langley of Fort Smith; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Elsie Freeman

MAGAZINE — Elsie Dock Freeman, 92, of Magazine died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Magazine. He retired from the railroad.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Enid Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Enid, Okla. Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by one daughter, Norma Dichard of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sons, Leon of Magazine and Colin of Enid; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Mike and Herb Freeman, Marty, Chris and Bradley Dichard and Noah Straton.

Helen Scott

Helen Louise Scott, 77, of Van Buren died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and the widow of Randolph Scott. She was a member of the Rena Road Church of Christ.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel of Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Wells and Becky Scott, both of Van Buren and Linda Perkins of Duluth, Ga.; one son, Randy Scott of Van Buren; one brother, Jack Matthews of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve Marion, John Lowery, Tim Jones, Kevin Pixley, Shaloa Edwards and Troy Gregory.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Van Buren.

Flora Freeman 

COVE CITY COMMUNITY — Flora Freeman, 85, of the Cove City Community died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Shamrock Community Church. She was a lifelong resident of Crawford County.

Funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Shamrock Community Church with burial at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She is survived by her husband, George L. Freeman; two daughters, Norma Payne and Barbara Pearson, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sons, Cecil Freeman and J.L. Freeman, both of Cove City; two sisters, Katy Watson of Tacoma, Wash. and Delene Pannel of Texas; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rick, Chris, Benjamin, Neal and Perry Freeman, Nicholas Volz II, David Payne and Nicholas Volz.

Jack Hurst

STIGLER — Jack Hurst, 85, of Stigler died Monday, June 19, 2000, in Stigler. He was the widower of Sina Mae Hurst.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Mallory Funeral Home Chapel of Stigler with burial at Sans Bois Cemetery in Kinta.

He is survived by four daughters, Ethel Sue Warren, Virginia Lee McClung, Glenda Hotson and Phyllis Kay Mayhall; one son, Gary; two sisters, Juanita Cantrell and Leota Bryce; two brothers, Leonard and Claudy; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be at the funeral home in Stigler.

Ruth Caldwell

GREENWOOD — Ruth Ellen Caldwell, 81, of Greenwood died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a housewife and member of Philadelphia Church of God.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse; four daughters, Ruthie Sweeten, Joy Hewett and Judy Hicks, all of Greenwood and Jeanie Schroyer of Booneville; one brother, Clyde Scott of Booneville; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Viewing will be from 12 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Greenwood.

Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Greenwood.

James Coleman

PLANO, Texas — James R. Coleman, 47, of Plano died Sunday, June 18, 2000. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and was a chemical engineer at Arco for 25 years.

Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Wednesday in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Fort Smith. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated June 26, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton of Plano.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two children, Kristin and Carrie Coleman; mother, Mildred Coleman of Fort Smith; and two brothers, Ray of New York and Kenneth of Fort Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


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