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Carl Parks

BOONEVILLE — Carl Bruce “Jack” Parks, 75, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Booneville. He was a veteran of World War II.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by two sisters, Peggy A. Gordon of Booneville and Betty Gene Gwinn of Brighten, Tenn.; three brothers, Kenneth Parks of Greenwood and Bobby Parks and Billy Wayne “G. W.” Parks, both of Seminole, Okla.

Edna Traw

COVE — Edna Self Traw, 66, of Cove, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Ashdown. She attended the Church of Christ.

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

She is survived by her husband, George; one son, Lloyd Self of Mena; one brother, David Allen of Hamilton, Texas; one sister, Louise Price of Wickes; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

William Sutton

William Ray Sutton, 86, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in his home. He was a World War II Army veteran and retired from the carpentry business. He was the widower of Thelma Sutton.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Ocker Funeral Home Chapel of Alma with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.

He is survived by one daughter, Shelia Tapp of Van Buren; one son, Jerry of Fort Smith; one sister, Betty Honyara of Olympia, Wash.; three grandchildren, April Tapp King of Greenbrier, David Tapp of Van Buren, and Chasity Sutton of Roland.

Pallbearers will be Chris McIntosh, Jason Riley, Nick Harrell, Eric Capp, Courtney Harris and Brent Taylor.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward Hospice, 7301 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Pauline Nipper

LITTLE ROCK — Pauline Jones Nipper, 78, of Little Rock, died Monday Aug. 7, 2000, in Meridian, Miss. She was a homemaker, and retired from the federal government as a secretary. She was a Presbyterian.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Roller Funeral Home Chapel of Paris with burial at Wares Chapel Cemetery in Dublin, near Scranton.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Clark of Meridian; one son Jeffrey of Little Rock; one sister Ila Mae King of Nixa, Mo.; two brothers, Winfred Jones of Scranton and Paul Jones of Fort Smith; and one grandchild Chris Clark of Meridian.

Pallbearers will be Ron and Chris Clark, Bruce, Jackie and Harold Wayne Jones and J.D. Knight.

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

Rhonda Besotes

FLAT ROCK — Rhonda Wey Besotes, 41, of Flat Rock died Wednesday Aug. 9, 2000, at a Fort Smith hospital.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Martin Chapel Church with burial at Brooks Cemetery in Piney under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.

She is survived by her husband, Chris; two daughters, Casie Besotes of Empire, Calif., and Angela Besotes of Reno, Nev.; three sons, Robbie Wey of Flat Rock and Robert and Ronald Wey, both of Riverbank, Calif.; her father, Cledis Cox of Flat Rock; three sisters, Tina Conner and Patricia Pruitt, both of Flat Rock, and Sharon Brown of Sonora, Calif.; one brother, Jim Cox of Knoxville; and three grandchildren; Austin Michael Wey and Lily Marie Wey, both of Riverbank, and Destiny Wey of Flat Rock.

Augusta Alverson

Augusta Alverson, 76, of Van Buren died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and the widow of Loyd “Jack” Alverson.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Jones of Van Buren; three sisters, Juanita Tolbert of Lowell, Cinthia DuVall of Joplin, Mo., and Nona Coppinger of Rogers; two brothers, Mac Coppinger of Van Buren and Clark Coppinger of Neosho, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne and Mike Jones, Loyd and Larry Alverson, Jack McCormick and Matthew Gordon.

Marcus Marymont

LAVACA — Marcus M. Marymont, 79, of Lavaca died Thursday, Aug, 10, 2000, in Charleston. He was a member of Westark Church of Christ and an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Edith M. Marymont; three daughters, Phyllis Dall of Ozark, Vicki Korolko of Lavaca and Mary Hughes of Kansas City, Kan.; three sons, Bob Saffle of Anaconda, Mont., Marc Marymont Jr. of Springfield, Mo., and Harold Marymont of Mountain Home; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Helen Dennis

DANVILLE — Helen Bernice Dennis, 66, of Danville died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Perryville. She retired as a waitress for the Danville Grill and was the widow of Leroy Dennis. She was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel of Danville with burial at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Wofford of Perryville and Vickie Woods of Danville; one sister, Eudell Stanberry of Danville; three brothers, Herman and Norman Ward, both of Danville, and Odell Ward of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jared Woods, both of Danville, Sarah Ault of Fordyce, Jason Woods of Little Rock, Chester and Rebekah Wofford, both of Perryville, and Nathan Woods of Russellville; and one great-grandchild.

Jim Wilson

SALLISAW — James Thomas Wilson, 50, of Sallisaw died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Sallisaw. He was a graduate of Altus High School and Northeastern State University and was a factory worker with James River Corporation. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Agent Funeral Home Chapel of Sallisaw with burial, with military honors by the Air Force and V.F.W. Post No. 518, at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw.

He is survived by four sisters, Patricia Kunkel of Amarillo, Texas, Olgua Hienen of Sallisaw, Oleta Bell Schoolcraft of Cape Coral, Fla., and Annis Kathleen Srogum of Dallas; two brothers, Edward Lee Wilson of Pueblo, Colo., and Charles Wilson of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Michaelson, Gary Hester, Jackie Dobbins, Daniel Perry, Don Cristee and Bob Gunter.

Viewing will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Whitson

Ruby Lee Whitson, 85, of Fort Smith died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a lifelong member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian. She was the widow of Harry Whitson Jr.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith with burial at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Matt Whitson of Fort Smith, Reed Whitson of Fayetteville and Rachael Whitson of Shawnee, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Matt and Reed Whitson, Mike Cauthron, Phillip and David Plunkett and Claud Martin.

The family will visit with friends at the home of Matt and Becca Whitson in Fort Smith. 
 

Daphne Hall

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Daphne Marie Hall, of Hood River, Ore., formerly of Alma, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Hood River, Ore. She was a member of Kibler Baptist Church, a retired school teacher for Van Buren schools and the widow of Jesse Hall.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kibler Baptist Church with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, Ginger Garrison of Athens, Ga. and Sandra McFarland of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Jon Hall of Husum, Wash.; one sister, Gladys Darby; one brother, Dale McKinney; five grandchildren, Jesse Hall, Ian and Brenda Garrison and Tyler and Amanda McFarland; and two great-grandchildren.

Stella Rhyne

SENECA, Kan. — Stella Ruth Rhyne, 79, of Seneca, Kan., formerly of Waldron died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in Seneca, Kan. She was a homemaker and the widow of Hoyle Rhyne Jr.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Bredemeier of Seneca, Kan.; two sisters, Rubylea Wright of Danville and Lucille Moore of Ardmore, Okla.; two grandchilren, Kevin Caskey of Seneca, Kan. and Jonna Simmons of Lawrence, Kan.; and two great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Farrell Hall

SALLISAW — Farrell D. Hall, 73, of Sallisaw died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sallisaw, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the VFW and was presented the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory Chapel in Sallisaw with burial at Drakestand Cemetery in Sallisaw.

He is survived by his wife, Clara; one daughter, Joyce Barnes of Sallisaw; one son, John Hall of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Carnella Weir of Greenbriar and Wanetta Lawrence of Conway; and four grandchildren, Sarah, Megan, Amy and Cole Barnes, all of Sallisaw.

Pallbearers will be Randy Dickman, Gerald Babb, Roger Sparks, Eric Talbot, Dwight Davis and Jerry Rogers.

The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Lois Helker

HARTFORD — Lois C. Helker, 87, of Hartford died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, member of Faith Chapel in Hartford and the widow of James D. Helker.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Chapel in Hartford with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Hartford.

She is survived by three sons, J.D. and Charles, both of Hartford and Harlen of Conifer, Colo.; two sisters, Melba Ford of Hartford and Faye Branham of Hackett; two brothers, Lloyd Terry of Merlin, Ore. and Ray Terry of Texas; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The body may be viewed from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Edith Stapleton

Edith L. Stapleton, 77, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was retired from the loan department at Merchants National Bank and a member of First Christian Church- Disciples of Christ.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

She is survived by two sons, Jim of Tulsa, Okla. and John of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Col. Buddy Strozier of Norman, Okla.; one niece, Jeanne Strozier Wagner of Boise, Idaho; one great-niece, McKenzie Wagner of Boise, Idaho; and one great-nephew, Nicholas Wagner of Boise, Idaho.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Garland Mullen

OZARK — Garland Mullen, 81, of Ozark died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in his home. He was an instructor for the U.S. Forest Service, a farmer-caretaker of the White Rock Cabins for 20 years, an Army veteran and member of the Bidville Assembly of God.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Bidville Cemetery in Bidville.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Caselman) Mullen; three daughters, Carloyn Stuhan of Ratcliff and Delores Thomas and Margaret Roach, both of Ozark; one sister, Jewell Wacaster of Hot Springs; three brothers, Elmer of Combs and Wilburn and Bob, both of Mountain Crest; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry and Bruce Mullen, Jerry Roberts, Oscar Caselman, Eulas Shepherd and Lonnie Stroud.

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

LeeRoy McQuerry

OZARK — LeeRoy McQuerry, 68, of Ozark died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. He was an Army disabled veteran, a Pentecostal and attended Liberty Church in Altus.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Full Gospel Temple Church in Ozark with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

He is survived by three daughters, Bonnie McQuerry Reynolds of South Carolina and Donna Marie McQuerry Reynolds and Cindy Louise McQuerry Reynolds, both of Missouri; one son, Steven Leon McQuerry of Jay, Okla.; four sisters, Lucille Williams and Louise McCormick, both of Eufaula, Okla., Leona Pool of Ozark and Anna Mae Young of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Johnny Lee (Jack) McQuerry of Stidham, Okla. and Robert James (R.J.) McQuerry of Bethany, Okla.

Pallbearers will be George McComick, Kenneth, Don and Johnny Pool, Sony Williams and Ricky Flores.

Dessie Muchmore

ALTUS — Dessie Mae Muchmore, 96, of Altus died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in her home. She was a homemaker, member of the Altus First Baptist Church, the EH club and the Historical Society and the widow of George Muchmore.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Canady of Ozark and Mary Darter of Altus; one son, George Ray Muchmore of Altus; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Brasuell and Gregory, Jeffery, Thomas, Aaron and Gary Darter.

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

Cecil Craig

DOVER — Cecil C. Craig, 88, of Dover died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was retired from the Army having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict, was the recepient of the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp and four loops, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal with four bronze service stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars and the United National Service Medal, was a lifetime member of the VFW Rogers-Rye Post #2283, the NRA and one of the last two surviving charter members of the Dover Free Will Baptist Church, the other being his wife, Euleta.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Dover Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Pollard in Dover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

He is survived by his wife, Euleta; one daughter, Elaine Craig Bradford of Fort Smith and two stepchildren, Laverne Meadows of Dover and Robert Turner of Hector; three sisters, Dorothy Worrell of Buena Vista, Calif., Mamie Burgg of Concord, Calif. and Minnie McFarland of Modesto, Calif; and one grandson, James Bradford of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be members of the Army Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National World War II Memorial, please mail to Humphrey Funeral Service, 2807 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801.

Louise Ackley

HEAVENER — Louise Ackley, 71, of Heavener died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in her home. She was a long time resident of Heavener, member of the First Baptist Church and a retired beautician.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Heavener with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

She is survived by her husband, Dick; one daughter, Frances Benton of Woodward, Okla.; one son, Larry Wright of Fort Smith; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Eddie Hurst

HEAVENER — Eddie Hurst, 48, of Heavener died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in Poteau. He was a long time resident of Heavener, member of the Hodgen First Baptist Church, the Kiwanis Club, the Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association and was the park superintendent for the Runestone State Park in Heavener.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; three sons, Jeff of Idabel and Wesley and Jim of Heavener; his mother, Margie Alston of Mena; two sisters, Carolyn Tanner of Farmington and Debbie Dilbeck of Knobnoster, Mo.; and two brothers, Danny Hurst and Lucas Alston, both of Mena.

Sula Newton 

Sula Bert Newton, 93, of Van Buren died Saturday, August 5, 2000, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Crawford County, member of the Assembly of God and the widow of Claude Newton.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Newberry Chapel Cemetery.

She is survived by four daughters, Norma Gregory of Alma, Yivanea Tinney of Kibler, Serverta Parks of California and Sue Robinson of Van Buren; two sons, Don of Alma and C.J. of Van Buren; one sister, Nita Dyer of Dyer; one brother, Miller Wagner of California; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve Tinney, Ricky and Darrell Wayne Newton, Lester Peters, Joe Cowin and Gary Peevy.

The family will visit with friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the home of Robby and Sue Robinson, 3834 Hwy 59 North in Van Buren.

Sunday

Michael Nall

SPRINGDALE — Michael “Mike” Nall, 53, of Springdale, formerly of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in his home.

He recieved an associate’s degree from Westark Community College and was working toward a bachelor’s degree in organizational business management at John Brown University, was an Army veteran who spent three tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, was an estate and financial planner for Met Life and member of Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas with burial at Fayetteville National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Stockdale Funeral Services of Bentonville.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Causey Nall; two sons, Chris of Fayetteville and David of Springdale; one brother, Herbert Hoffmann of Freudenstabt-Lauterbad, Germany; and one granddaughter, Alexis Nall of Fayetteville.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary of Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas in Lowell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, 4241 Gable Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703 or to the Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas.

Faye Wilkerson

Faye Wilkerson, 83, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Charismatic faith.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Leona Carter of Roland and Theona Welch of Fort Smith; one brother, Freeman B. Smith of Shawnee, Okla.; four grandchildren, Casey and Paula Carter and Taylor Welch, all of Fort Smith and Chris Carter of Van Buren; and five great-grandchildren.

Isabelle Phillips

HOWE — Isabelle Phillips, 77, of Howe died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a lifelong resident of the area, member of the Howe United Methodist Church, the Howe Senior Citizens Group and the Senior Citizen Bowling League.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial at Howe Cemetery in Howe.

She is survived by two daughters, Bettye Alvarez of Fort Smith and Bobbie Tanner of Mulberry; one son, Billy W. Phillips of Owasso, Okla.; one sister, Mary Brown of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, David Simmons, Kelly Williams and Andie Alvarez; and one great-grandchild.

The family will visit with friends from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Champ Bell

MENA — Champ Clark Bell, 85, of Mena died Friday Aug. 4, 2000, in Mena. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mena where he was a member of the Bill Spencer Sunday school class, a retired science and math teacher for Acorn Public Schools, Vandervoort Public Schools, and Hatfield Public Schools. He served 27 years on the board of directors of REA as secretary, served twice as a Polk County judge, and was an Army veteran serving in World War II and Korea as a staff sergeant.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Mena with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two brothers, the Rev. Virgil Bell of Hatfield and Frank Bell of Fort Worth, Texas; one grandson, Rodney Grenier of Mena; three sisters-in-law, Katherine Bell of Hatfield, Lillian Bell of Fort Worth and Betty Bell of Mena; and one daughter-in-law, Margaret Head of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Tom Head, Hugh Medlock, Howard Winn, Harold and Phillip Smith and Joe Mannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Bill Spencer Sunday School Class.

Ralph Stricklin

COAL HILL — Ralph Edward Stricklin, 50, of Coal Hill died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in a local hospital. He was a factory worker and member of the Muscular Dystrophy Organization.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Coal Hill First Baptist Church with burial at Hartman Cemetery in Hartman under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.

He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Stricklin of Coal Hill; three sisters, Kathy Herndon of Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Moffit of Alix and Agnes Stricklin of Hartman; and two brothers, Manley Stricklin Jr. and Elmer Stricklin, both of Coal Hill.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Don, Ryan, Jason, Daryel, Randy and Allen Stricklin and Daniel and Dustin Moffit.

Wanda Looper

RUSSELLVILLE — Wanda Looper, 71, of Russellville died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in a hospital. She was a homemaker, a Methodist, member of the Eastern Star and widow of James R. “Bob” Looper.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Cook of Russellville; three sons, Joe, John and Jim, all of Russellville; one brother, LeRoy West Jr. of Fort Smith; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe, Jim, John and Brian Looper, Tom Cook and Chris Standridge.

The family will visit with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Daphne Hall

HOOD RIVER — Daphne Marie Hall, of Hood River, formerly of Alma, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Hood River. She was a member of Kibler Baptist Church, a retired school teacher for Van Buren schools and the widow of Jesse Hall.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kibler Baptist Church with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, Ginger Garrison of Athens, Ga. and Sandra McFarland of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Jon Hall of Husum, Wash.; one sister, Gladys Darby; one brother, Dale McKinney; five grandchildren, Jesse Hall, Ian and Brenda Garrison and Tyler and Amanda McFarland; and two great-grandchildren.

Ted Newby 

SPIRO — Ted Newby, 32, of Spiro died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Muskogee, Okla.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Spiro First Assembly of God with burial at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Spiro.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; one son, Tyler, of the home; his parents, Donald and Grace Newby of Spiro; his grandmothers, Margaret Carl of Heavener and Mable Newby of Poteau; and four brothers, Sam of Pocola, Tim and Ben of Spiro and Ron of Williams.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Baxter, Steve Brown, Brett Collins, Donald Sharp, Dobber Gamble and Jason Gragg.

The body may be viewed from 12:30 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Jason Ledford

Jason Keith Ledford, 19, of Fort Smith died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Kearney County, Kan. He was a heavy wheel mechanic in the Army stationed in Fort Carson, Colo., where he had attained the rank of PV2, a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Fort Smith and 1999 graduate of Southside High School.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith with military honors. A memorial service also will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Carson, Colo.

He is survived by his fiancee, Malane Rose of Roland; his parents, Murrey Keith and Vickie Lynn Ledford of Fort Smith; one brother, Kevin Allen Ledford of Fort Smith; his maternal grandparents, Earl Billy Joe and Grace Elizabeth Reinschmiedt of Fort Smith; his paternal grandparents, Harold Allen and Jeannettee Lee Ledford of Fort Smith; and materal great-grandparents, Ethel Reinschmiedt and Eunice Evans, both of Alma.

Pallbearers will be Chad Dehart, Bryan Fittin, Paul Deckret, Kyle and Ben Ledford, Chris Irvin and Preston Morse.

The family will visit with friends after the funeral service at South Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

Lee Jackson

MULDROW — Alfred Lee Jackson, 36, of Muldrow died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a laborer and a Baptist.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Blackjack Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.

He is survived by one daughter, Arian Jackson of Muldrow; one son, Journey of Muldrow; his mother, Sharon Coffman of Sallisaw; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Pinkerton of Bartlesville, Okla.; three brothers, Joe and Walter Jackson and Donald Colson, all of Fort Smith; two half-sisters and one half-brother.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Riddle, Jim Bob Vaughn, Jimmy Blue, B.J. Hicks and Todd and Steve Riggs.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maudie Hoover

MULDROW — Maudie Ellen (Whisenhunt) Hoover, 85, of Muldrow died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Long Church and the widow of Henry Hoover.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Long Community Church with burial at Long Cemetery in Long under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw.

She is survived by one daughter, Freda Gawf of Muldrow; one son, Henry Ronald of Long; two brothers, Jack Whisenhunt of Kalamuth Falls, Ore., and Buster Whisenhunt of Cresent; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Gawf, Charles Mitchell, Chuck, Danny and Bruce Hoover and Jerry Whisenhunt.

The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends from 12 to 8 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Monday.

Jeanice McMurtery

BARLING — Jeanice McMurtery, 63, of Barling died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in Fort Smith. She was a retired cook for Northside High School.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Hank McMurtery Sr.; one son, Hank McMurtery Jr.; her mother, Bertha Barron of Barling; three sisters, Marcelline Anderson of Taylor, Mich., LaRaine Lee of Barling and Dianne Posky of Central; one brother, Victor Barron of Wister, Okla.; four grandchildren, Christopher McMurtery of Barling, James Sims of Jenny Lind, and Cody and Kendra Sims, both of Barling; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Charles Barron Jr., Calvin Posky, Billy Lee, John Goswick, Joseph DeLawder, Sam Lee and Kenneth Brown.

The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

E.C.Stewart 

E.C. “Clem” Stewart, 82, of Fort Smith died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in a local hospital. He was retired from Hopkins Furniture in Van Buren, a member of Temple Baptist Church in Fort Smith and an Army veteran of World War II.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Murphy Stewart; one daughter, Lana Swanson of Van Buren; one son, Mike Stewart of Kansas City, Mo., one sister, Wilma Jones of Fort Smith; one grandchild, Steve Swanson of Fort Smith and one great-grandchild, Tyler Swanson of Fort Smith.

Pallbbearers will be Larry Ruth, Gary Matthews, Steve Swanson, John Murphy, David Armbruster and Scott McClellan.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Leslie

MAGAZINE — John Paul Leslie, 66, of Magazine died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired teacher’s aid from Magazine schools and a member of United Methodist Church of Magazine.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Magazine with burial at Ellington Cemetery in Magazine under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dockery Leslie; one daughter, Paula Floyd of Russellville; one son, John T. Leslie of Magazine; two grandchildren, Amy Floyd and Trent Leslie and two stepgrandchildren, Eric and Michael Floyd.

Pallbearers will be Marty and Raymond Cotton, Jim Khilling, Damon Cravens, Will Beason and Eric and Michael Floyd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leland Garner and Magazine High School Class of 1952.

The family will visit with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday

Burley Sears

CLARKSVILLE — Burley L. Sears, 86, of Clarksville died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in a Johnson County hospital. He was a member of Clarksville Church of Christ, a retired U.S. Forestry Service worker, a veteran of World War II and the widower of Thelma Sears.

Memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at Roller Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville. The body will be cremated.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Sears of Fort Smith; one son, Rich of Calcasieu, La.; three sisters, Lillian “Bill” O’Donnell of West Memphis, Ruth West of Fisher and Willie Kennedy of White Haven, Tenn.; two brothers, Wade Gibson of West Memphis and Roy “Dub” Gibson of Hickory Ridge; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Norma Barnard

GUTHRIE — Norma (Coffin) Barnard, 75, of Guthrie died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Guthrie. She was baptized at the First Christian Church in Guthrie and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; one daughter, Christie of Fort Smith; two sisters, Mary Ann Norris and Marjorie Welch, both of Guthrie; two brothers-in-law, Bill Welch of Guthrie and Ted Karner of Broken Arrow; one niece and four nephews.

Juanita Rowton

HEAVENER — Juanita Rowton, 66, of Heavener died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Bossier City, La. She was a life-long resident of Heavener and member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Heavener with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

She is survived by her husband, Delton; two daughters, Deanna Rowton of Heavener and Darla Roberts of Howe; three sons, Ricky of Pawnee, Okla., Randy of Heavener and Danny of Olathe, Kan.; one sister, Gladys Pinnell of Burbank, Calif.; one brother, Earl Pitman of Little Rock; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lela May

SALLISAW — Lela May, 88, of Sallisaw died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Vian.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Drakestand Cemetery in Sallisaw under the direction of Mallory Fuenral Home of Sallisaw.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Hughart of Tulsa; two sons, Bill of Sallisaw and Robert of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister, Dayda Few of Wasco, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Billy Fricks

CLARKSVILLE — Billy Ray Fricks, 55, of Clarksville died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in his home. He was a veteran and a Baptist.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Ministries A Flame Church. His body was donated to medical science.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Marie Fox Fricks; four daughters, Shirley Lizcano of Greenville, Texas, Lisa Fox of Lamar and Amanda Shaver and Jennifer Fricks, both of the home; two sisters, Linda Fricks of New Boston, Texas, and Francine Morman of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Howard Fricks of Texarkana, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Richard, Raymond and John Roy Fox, Sara and Stacy Duff, Dean Cowell and Shane and Joe McCarley Jr.

Raymond Pfeifer

BARLING — Raymond “Ray” Pfeifer, 87, of Barling died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was a retired Master Sergeant from the Army, veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member of the Catholic Church, president of the Young at Heart Bowling League, a member of the American Legion and helped organize the cancer support house.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Thurman; one stepson, Paul Thurman of New York City; and one niece, Donna McCoy of Newkirk, Okla.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Military Honor Guard.

The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M, Ft. Smith, AR 72902.

George Griffith

CHELSEA, Okla. — George Thomas Griffith, 81, of Chelsea, Okla., formerly of Mena, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Claremore, Okla.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the United Pentecostal Church in Mena with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Jones of Tulsa and Susan Regan and Karen Jones, both of Sperry; two sons, Perry of Hurst, Texas, and Thomas of Chelsea; one sister, Nola Micheals of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren, Sondra Clark of Indianapolis, Megan Jones of Sperry and Holly Griffith of Chelsea.

Mary Cloos

OZARK — Mary Jim Cloos, 74, of Ozark died Friday, August 4, 2000, in an Ozark nursing home. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Ozark First United Methodist Church.

Fuenral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ozark First United Methodist Church with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction fo Shaffer Fuenral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by her husband, Fay; one daughter, Diana Cloos of San Francisco; one son, David of Ozark; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Gus and David Shaffer, Wayne Stock, Don Hamrick, Jack Whitson and Elvin Walker.

The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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