Miscellaneous Sebastian County, Arkansas Obituaries
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ALMA — Lela E. Jones, 94, of Alma died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Mountainview Methodist Church in Alma and the widow of Ancel Jones.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.
She is survived by one son, Arles Jones of Alma; four grandchildren, Brenda Schwartz and Jimmy Denniston both of Houston, Texas and Tonda Dean and Dawn Arnold both of Alma; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Terry Dean, Mark Arnold, Timothy Dean, Daniel Dean, Dale Basham and Roger Adams.
H. Frances Hoben, 84, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Pocola. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, E.V. “Dick” Hoben; two daughters, Marsha Blahitka of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas and Carolyn Spencer of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Jason Spencer of Little Rock, Michael Blahitka of Allen, Texas, Marni Hollingsworth of Osh-Kosh, Wis. and Mark Blahitka of Fort Worth, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ROLAND — Viola Angeline Burchfield, 95, of Roland died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Roland. She was a housewife-homemaker, founding member of the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow, instrumental in establishing the senior citizens center in Muldrow and the widow of Enoch Wilson (E.W.) Burchfield.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Akins Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow.
She is survived by one daughter, Nathalee Rachels of Roland; one son, Billy G. Burchfield of Tulsa; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
MULDROW — Meredith Jo Walker, 27, of Muldrow died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
She is survived by one daughter, Tricia Ann Walker of Muldrow; one son, Jonathan Walker of Muldrow; her parents, John and Peggy Pacek of Muldrow; her maternal grandmother, Irma Carter of Fort Smith; three sisters, Ida Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M., Tracey Lopez of Las Vegas, Nev. and Elizabeth Willet of Muldrow; and seven brothers, Milo Pacek of Broadview, Ill., Alex Pacek of Mesa, Matthew Pacek of Los Angeles, Calif., John Pacek of Freeport, Ill., Timothy and James Pacek, both of Muldrow and Michael Pacek of Pontiac, Ill.
OZARK — Lois Dane, 92, of Ozark died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Ozark. She was a homemaker and attended Christian Church.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Joanne Young of Ozark and Patricia Crane of Brookhaven, Miss.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Verna Mae Brown, 95, of Fort Smith died Friday, August 11, 2000, in a nursing home. She was the former owner of Buster Brown General Store and member of Wyatt Memorial Methodist Church.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Jean Brown of Fort Smith and Shirley Shay of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tom Shay of St. Petersburg, Fla., Nancy Tritt of Scranton, Michelle Rule of Sarasota, Fla. and Tim Shay of Coral Springs, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
The body may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
SALLISAW — Maude Walters, 92, of Sallisaw died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Sallisaw. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Sallisaw.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Copic Baptist Church in Nicut with burial at Seabolt Cemetery in Nicut under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Palmer of Eufaula, Okla.; two sons, Dewey and Darrell, both of Sallisaw; one brother, Olen Flanagan of Sallisaw; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Harold, Wayne and Jerry Walters, Melvin and James Nelson, Johnny and Bob Prewett and O.C. Flanagan.
The body may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at the funeral home.
GREENWOOD — Dr. Joe Curtis Woosley, 83, of Greenwood died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 in Greenwood. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea; a member, Sunday School teacher and church official of United Methodist Church in Greenwood; received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas, his master’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan; he was retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield; a member of several national advisory boards and associations; served as a scout master in Michigan and as chair of his District Scout Council in Mississippi and as president of the Mississippi Safety Council; held a lifetime membership in the South Sebastian County Historical Society; taught at Shelby State Community College in Memphis, Tenn., Memphis State, the University of Arkansas located near Memphis and Westark Community College.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Greenwood with burial at Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Delma Joyce Woosley of Greenwood; his sons, Byron of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., Paul of Montgomery, Ala., Ralph of Bagdad, Fla., Dan of Hoover, Ala., and John of Seattle; a daughter, Jane of Jackson, Miss.; a stepson, David Woosley of Greenwood; stepdaughters, Susan Tackett of Salem, Ill., and Sarah Trimble of Conway; his brothers, Lester of Plano, Texas, and Dale of Mount Vernon, Ill.; his sister, Mildred of Carlisle; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Turner Woosley.
Pallbearers will be Ed and Stanhope Wilkinson, H.B. Stewart, Don Williams, Bill Kautz and Earle Overton.
The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends and family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 548, Greenwood, AR 72936, or Carlisle Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 319, Carlisle, AR 72024.
GREENWOOD — Clifton Winford, 79, of Greenwood died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired construction worker and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one sister, Ellen Burton of Hartford, Kan.; one brother, Raymond Winford of Dyer; and several nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at McConnell Funeral Home.
James Jenkins III
HOLLAND, PA. — James N. Jenkins III, 53, of Holland, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Trenton, N.J.
Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jenkins was a resident of Holland, Pa., since 1984. He was a captain in the Army for 14 years serving in Germany and Vietnam until his discharge in 1984. Mr. Jenkins was a dual rated Airline Transport Pilot for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Jenkins was chief pilot for Johnson and Johnson Corporation at Mercer County Airport, Trenton, N.J. In 1998 he was promoted to director of the Johnson and Johnson Aviation Department. He was a member of the National Business Aircraft Association, the Professional Aircraft Maintenance Association and the Eastern Region Helicopter Council Inc and a member of the Spring Mill Country Club, Ivyland, where he was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his daughters Jennifer E. and Jamie D. Jenkins, both of Arlington, Va.
Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Viewing will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to James N. Jenkins III Memorial Fund to benefit local charities, c/o Solomon Smith Barney, 12 Terry Dr., Newtown, PA 18940.
ALIX — Glenn Hough, 46, of Alix died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 in his home. He was a boilermaker.
His remains will be cremated and buried at Duncan Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
He is survived by one daughter, Becky Hough of Okeechobee, Fla.; and one son, Glen Hough of Okeechobee, Fla.
TULSA — Calvin C. Stockton, 58, of Tulsa died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 in a Tulsa hospital. He was a construction contractor, a member of the Church of God and a former resident of Alma and van Buren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Bolton Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, DeAnna Stockton; four daughters, Melinda Stockton and Darla Longest both of Tulsa, Kandie Murr of Owasso, Okla. and Kathy McCracken of Van Buren; three sons, Stacy Stockton of Prairieville, La., Kevin Watson of Fresno, Calif. and Steve Watson of Tulsa; his mother, Velma Stockton of Alma; two brothers, Leon Stockton of Kibler and Oscar Lee Stockton of Mulberry; 26 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hicks, David Lanham, Dean Marion, Donnie Willhite, Artie Brewer, Darl Gignagle and Richard Hoover.
LITTLE ROCK — Wilma Faye Williams, 46, of Little Rock and formerly of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 in a Little Rock hospital. She was a member of Mission Point Baptist Church, an employee of Southwest Airlines and served with the 188th Tactical Fighter Wing in Fort Smith.
Funeral will be noon Monday at Mission Point Baptist Church with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with full military honors under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy; her son, Nicholas of St. Louis; three step-children, Rico, Whitney and Anjelica; her mother, Mamie Hogue of Fort Smith; one sister, Myra Hogue of St. Louis; one brother, Ivory Hogue of St. Louis; and five grandchildren, Christian, Brandon, Jordan, Morgan and Cameron all of St. Louis.
Pallbearers will be members of the 188th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Viewing will be today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Billy W. Hall, 54, of Barling died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 in his home. He was a phlebotomistand an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ron.
The body was cremated under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith. Disposition of the cremains will be at the family farm in Logan County.
He is survived by two aunts, Charlene Dicks and Lorene Parker both of Fort Smith; and a number of cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to SCAN, 523 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.
ALTUS — Helen Haney, 82, of Altus died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Indian Valley Nursing Home in Fairfield Bay. She was a homemaker and a member of the Alix Assembly of God Church.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Houston Cemetery in Alix under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
She is survived by two daughters, Shelba Doss of Coal Hill and Mary Reynolds of Mulberry; two sons, Wayne Haney of Mobile, Ala. and Rodney Haney of Shirley; one sister, Hazel Silva of Brentwood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds, Tommy A. Doss, Tim Haney, Brent Haney and Bruce Haney.
The family will visit with friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home.
mug Harold L. Abner, 51, of Fort Smith died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 in a local hospital. He was a lift truck operator for Rheem Manufacturing, a Vietnam veteran, a member of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday in Lewis Funeral Chapel with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his companion, Ray Guinn of Fort Smith; one sister, Linda Chambers of Paris; and two brothers, Ed Abner of San Diego, Calif. and Paul Howard of Sacremento, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mize, Gary Hoover, Larry Tinsley, Lee Babcock, Troy Fitten and Mike Morten.
Thefamily will visit with friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Chapel.
SALLISAW — John Long, 46, of Sallisaw died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 in his home. He spent most of his time working at various horse ranches across the country before setling in Sallisaw 11 years ago where he and his wife operated John Long Training Stables. He was a member of the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Horse Association, was named Trainer of the Year two years in a row and was named Thoroughbred Trainer of the Year three times by Blue Ribbon Downs. He was baptized at First Christian Church in Thomas, Okla. in 1984.
Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; one son, Chris of Claremore, Okla.; one daughter, Kristen of the home; his father, Clinton Long of Okemah, Okla.; four brothers, Tim and Wayne of Okemah, Okla., Preston of Carlsbad, N.M. and Gene of Pharoah, Okla.; and four sisters, JoAnn Johnson and Cindy Spain both of Okemah, Okla. and Kay Wilson and Dorothy Martinez both of Carlsbad, N.M.
Pallbearers will be Bill Witham, James “Muggs” Fox, Marvin Thomason, Ulysse Yarbrough, Justin Mills and Eric Riggs.
DOVER — Lee “Sky” Cloud, 83, of Dover died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 in his home. He was retired from Thomas V. Jones Lumber Company in Dardanelle as a planerman and millright, he was a member of Dover United Methodist Church and operated the Cloud Deer camp for 36 years.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dover United Methodist Church with burial at McFadden Cemetery in Dover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.
He is survived by his wife, Dora; one son, Tom Cloud of Dover; four grandsons, Doug and Dan Cloud and Randall and Shannon Walters all of Dover; and eight great-grandchildren, DeiDre, Deborah and Nick Cloud, Shawn Price and Brett, Drew, Rachel and Jordan Walters all of Dover.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hale, Truett Leavell, Hulan Dean, Bill Carter, Bob Carter and Sherman Hopwood.
The family will visit with friends today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
POMONA, Calif. — Billie Tallman, 90, of Pomona, Calif., formerly of Wister, died Monday Aug. 7, 2000, in La Miranda, Calif. She was a childcare provider.
Funeral service will be today at 10 a.m. at Ellis Chapel Church in Wister with burial at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Pocola.
She is survived by one son, Robert Scott Tallman of Pomona; two daughters, Sarah Roberta Tallman of Tulsa and Mary Ann Armenteros of Downy, Calif.; one grandson Andrew; and one great-granddaughter Janice Ann.
Robert Conway Sr.
MENA — Robert Lloyd Conway Sr., 81, of Mena , died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Mena. He served in the Army and was a member of the American Legion No. 0018, Eagles Lodge No. 435 and the Elks Lodge No. 781. He was a truck driver for James Moran Trucking.
Graveside service will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Ind., under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.
He is survived by his wife, Laura of Mena; two daughters, Dorothy R. Wagner of York, Pa., and Mary A. Ryan of Mena; three sons, Robert Lloyd Conway Jr., and Lauren J. Conway, both of South Bend, Ind., and James Lee Conway of Newton Hamilton, Pa.; one sister, Dorothy Claybomb of Mt. Union, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home.
Wilson McDonald, 83, of Fort Smith, died Friday Aug. 11, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he was a retired educator with 16 years teaching experience and 20 years superintendent experience at Atoka, Okla.
The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Venita; one daughter, Peggy McKinney of Fort Smith; two sons Dr. Cliff McDonald of Poteau and Wilson McDonald Jr. of Coppell, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
LONDON — George W. Curry, 83, of London died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at a Little Rock hospital. He retired as superintendent of schools from Clever, Mo. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church in Russellville.
Funeral service will be today at 2 p.m. at Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel of Russellville with burial at Shiloh Cemetery in Atkins.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Burris Curry; one daughter, Rosemary Starry of Mequon, Wis.; one son, George of London; one brother, Fletcher of Caruthers, Calif.; and three grandchildren, George Dustin Curry and Brent Dolan Curry, both of London, and Ashley Rose Starry of Mequon.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Russellville.