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Mrs. Martha Shurley

Mrs. Martha Price Rodgers Shurley, aged 78, resident of Foreman, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen with Van Ledbetter, minister, officiating. Cremation will be in Little Rock.
She was born Dec. 25, 1920 at Foreman; and was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons, Donald J. Roton of Carrollton, Tex., Larry Waymon Rodgers and Michael Douglas Rodgers, both of Texarkana; one step-son, Edgar Wayman Rodgers of Garvin, Okla.; two sisters, Fern Free of Foreman and Faye Burnett of Perryton, Tex.; 14 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Elmer Clifton Oglesby

Elmer Clifton Oglesby, aged 78, resident of King Ryder Community near Cross Roads, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 in Christus St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in King Ryder Church of Christ with James McRae, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born July 17, 1921 in Arkinda; was a retired rancher and grocer; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of King Ryder Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Smith Oglesby; one son, Darrel Oglesby of King Ryder Community; two daughters, Anita Baker, King Ryder Community, and Beatrice Reed, Foreman; three brothers, Euel Oglesby, Haworth, Okla., Harold Oglesby, Hatfield, and Harless Oglesby, Texarkana; two sisters, Nellie Vaughn, Idabel, Okla., and Norma Franklin, Hot Springs Village; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Joseph Newberg

Joseph Newberg, aged 76, resident of Lexington, Ky., and formerly of De Queen, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 in Mayfair Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington, Ky. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County, Ky.
A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., he was the son of the late Albert and Helen Gensterblum Newberg; a U.S. navy veteran of World War II; owner and operator of The Book Exchange; and a retire Veterans Administration Medical Center maintenance foreman, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and a 32nd degree Mason. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lynn Newberg.
He is survived by his wife, Elna Newberg; four sons, Joseph Anthony Newberg of Frankfort, Ky., Daniel Kevin Newberg, Kenneth James Newberg and Mark Stephen Newberg, all of Lexington, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

Torrence H. Bogart

Torrence H. Bogart, aged 87, resident of De Queen, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 in Brooke-wood Nursing Center.
Private graveside services were held Monday in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
He was born July 7, 1912 in Town Hill, Penn.; was a master sergeant during World War II; a member of the V.F.W. and D.A.V.; and a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Bogart.
He is survived by three brothers, four sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Paul E. Young

Paul E. Young, aged 69, resident of Daisy, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in Daisy Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Jewell and Rev. Raymond Dees officiating. Burial followed in Old Liberty Cemetery at Newhope under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.
He was born June 10, 1930 in Geneva, Ind., the son of Oakus Young and Pearl Murphy Young. He was retired from General Motors in Marion, Ind.; was a member of Daisy Freewill Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent; and was a member of the Pike Count Equalization Board and the Daisy City Council. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Young and Edward Young.
He is survived by his wife, Velron Young of Daisy; three sons, Dennis Young and John Young, both of Newhope, and Jeffrey Young of Gas City, Ind.; two daughters, Marta Tabor of Peru, Ind., and Carol Scott of Rigdon, Ind.; three step-sons, Ricky Hunter, Ronnie Hunter and Randy Hunter, all of Newhope; one brother, Jerry Young of Bryant, Ind.; three sisters, Betty Poling of Portland, Ind., Jean Geeseman of Bryant, Ind., and Lavada Zeek of Indiana; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth C. Brakeville

Kenneth C. Brakeville, aged 73, resident of Odessa, Tex., died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Troy Stevenson officiating under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1926 in De Queen; was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II; worked for Sid Richardson Plant for 21 years; retired from Carr Well Service in 1987; and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Kathlyn Reed Brakeville of Odessa, Tex.; two sons, Kenneth R. Brakeville and Jerry Brakeville, both of Odessa, Tex.; two brothers, Charles Brakeville of Benton, La., and Bobby Don Brakeville of De Queen; one granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Andras Gallogos

Andras Gonzalez Gallogos, aged 83, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Fuente De Agua Viva Church at Nashville with Enrique Ronriguez officiating. Burial will follow in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.
He was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Xilitla, S.L.P., Mexico, the son of the late Leandro Gonzalez and Luisa Gallegos. He was a self-employed farmer and a Pentecost.
He is survived by his wife, Marceliria Gonzalez of Delight; five sons, Luis Gonzalez of Delight, Apolinar Gonzalez of Norman, Refujio Gonzalez of McCaskill, Erasto Gonzalez of Delight, and Senobio Gonzalez of Delight; three daughters, Romana Gonzalez of Poxtla, S.L.P., Mexico, Teresa Gonzalez of Monterey, Neuvo Leon, Mexico, and Isidra Gonzalez of Delight; and a number of grandchildren and great-grand-children.

Albert Daniel Harwood

Albert Daniel Harwood, infant son of Stephen and Rosie Bell Stinson Harwood of Horatio, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5 in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Van Ledbetter, minister, officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He is survived by his parents; one brother, Stephen Harwood Jr., and one sister, Tiffany Harwood, both of the home; his grandparents, Patsy Stinson of Antlers, Okla., and Frankie and Linda Creekmore of Athens; and his great-grandmother, Pat Butler of Clayton, Okla.

Raymond Rightmire

Raymond Sparks Rightmire, aged 18, resident of Gillham, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 in De Queen.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in First Baptist Church in Gillham, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth of Little Rock.
He is survived by his mother, Lisa Rightmire Meehan of Sacramento, Calif.; his father, Rodger Rightmire of De Queen; a brother, Robert Rightmire; grandmother and step-grandfather, Clifford Swindler of Gillham; and great-grandparents, Woodrow and Ida Lou Cook of Marlow, Okla., and Nora Swindler of Gillham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Gillham.

William Owen Smith

William Owen Smith, aged 88, resident of Elkton, Ore., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 in Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home Chapel at Cottage Grove, Ore. Graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 8 in Daniels Cemetery at Wickes.
He was born Oct. 2, 1911 in Haworth, Okla., to Cody and Minnie Smith; was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; was affiliated with Owen's Café in Wickes, Owen Smith Lumber Company, and Owen's Mobile Service.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Smith; three sons, Gary Smith of Willis, Tex., Darrell Smith of Pine Bluff, and O. Kent Smith of Los Angles, Calif.; one daughter, Delores Rawls of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Michael Vertiz

Michael Vertiz, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.

Imogene Wheeler

Imogene Edwards Wheeler, aged 92, resident of Haworth, Okla., died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at Texarkana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in State Line Baptist Church at Cerro Gordo with Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Pauley Cemetery under the direction of Norwood/Coffey-Leonard Funeral Home of Idabel, Okla.
She was born Oct. 24, 1907 at Waldron; was retired from banking employment; and was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan H. Wheeler; her parents, Frances Marion and Maud Luella Speer Edwards; her twin sister Pauline Lunsford; and one brother, Hoyt Edwards.
She is survived by three cousins, Anna McCafferty and Madge Fricke, both of Fort Worth, Tex., and Mildred Shirey of Palmo, Tex.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Joyce Ann Williams

Joyce Ann Kirby Williams, aged 34, resident of Nashville, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville with Bro. Glen Green and Bro. Randy Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Burg Cemetery near Umpire under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
She was born May 5, 1965 in De Queen; graduated from Hen-derson State University in 1985 where she received a B.S. degree in business; returned to Henderson and received her M.S.E. degree in Business Administration; was a business teacher at Nashville High School and sponsored several student classes and the FBLA; and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Reese D. Kirby.
She is survived by her husband, Randal Williams of Nashville; one daughter, Brandi Williams of Mansfield; her mother, Marjorie Bryan Kirby of Umpire; two sisters, Jan Loyd of Cabot and Kay Adams of Nashville; and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Charles Edgar Emerson

Charles Edgar Emerson, aged 73, resident of De Queen, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Norman Brazeal officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
He was born April 22, 1926 in Lockesburg; was a veteran of the United States Navy; a diesel mechanic; and a Jehovah's Witness. He was preceded in death by a son, John Emerson, on Jan. 7, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Lawrence Emerson; one son, Chuck Emerson of Midland, Tex.; two daughters, Lori May of Magnolia, Tex., and Chasidy Emerson of De Queen; three step-sons, Ricky Cannon and Chris Cannon, both of De Queen, and Harold Cannon of Antlers, Okla.; two step-daughters, Becky Liggins of Lockesburg and Debra Mullins of Johnstown, Penn.; four brothers, Woodrow Emerson of Tacoma, Wash., Archie Emerson of Texarkana, Tex., John Emerson of Coos Bay, Ore., and Stanley Emerson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; four sisters, Lynda Monroe of Horatio, Bessie Torgerson of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Della Goins and Francis Yates, both of Texarkana, Tex.; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jimmie Montezuma

Jimmie Montezuma, aged 89, resident of De Queen and formerly of San Bernardino, Calif., died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 199.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in De Queen.
He was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Arizona; and was a Jehovah's Witness. He was preceded in death by two sons and two grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Melba; two sons, Jimmie Glen Montezuma of Glenpool, Okla., and Thomas Wayne Montezuma of Grandview, Ind.; two daughters, Dolores Anguiano of Barstow, Calif., and Deborah Cannon of De Queen; 11 grand-children; and 23 great-grand-children.

Baxter (Bill) Seigler

Baxter (Bill) Vollie Seigler, aged 86, resident of Cove, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999 at the Life Care Center of Plano in Plano, Tex.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Cove with Bro. Charles Clem officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.
He was born Sept. 11, 1913 in Vandervoort; was a timberman and logger working for Eugene Stevenson Lumber Company of Hatton and Lewis Lumber Company in Cove; attended Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Cove and was a member of the adult men's Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Leone Fortner Seigler in Feb. 12, 1999; his parents, James S. Seigler and Margaret M. Liner Seigler; two brothers, G.W. and Dean Seigler; and two sisters, Idell Seigler Towry and Norma Seigler.
He is survived by two daughters, Jacque R. Seigler Lytle of Dallas, Tex., and Juanelle Seigler Kopp of Austin, Tex.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Harold Leroy Mooneyham

Harold Leroy Mooneyham, aged 49, resident of Horatio, died Sunday, Oct. 31,1999 in Brookewood Nursing Center in De Queen.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Horatio Cemetery with Rev. Fred Smith officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Feb. 17, 1950 in Horatio; was an employee of Pilgrim's Pride; and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Lawrence and Nettie Ross Mooney ham; one brother, Benney Mooneyham; and a nephew.
He is survived by two brothers, Glen Mooneyham and Gilbert Mooneyham, both of Horatio; two sisters, Helen Gatlin of De Queen and Linda Jean Carrell of Lockesburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pauline Meredith

Mrs. Pauline Luttrell Meredith, aged 84, resident of De Queen, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 in Brookewood Nursing Center in De Queen.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. Faron Rogers officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 8, 1915 in Gillham; was a homemaker and a clerk; and a Docent at the Sevier County Historical Museum. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Meredith in 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Nita Johnson of Houston, Tex., and Charlotte Haravey of Pasadena, Tex.; two sisters, Sybil Brewster of Hayward, Calif., and Mary E. Trimble of Tullahoma, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Marlin Allen

Marlin Allen, aged 73, resident of Dierks, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 in Christus St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 in First Assembly of God Church in Dierks with Rev. Henry Bateman and Rev. Don Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Green's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Dierks and was the son of Buddy and Lena Allen. He was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of First Assembly of God Church of Dierks; and a Mason. He worked as a boiler operator for Dierks Lumber Company; was a logger, and a farmer and rancher having owned a chicken and cattle farm.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Wilson Allen; three sons, Marlin Allen Jr., Ray Allen and Randy Allen, all of Dierks; one daughter, Thresa Thomas of Glenwood; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 at the funeral home.

Alford Leroy Shelton

Alford Leroy Shelton, aged 63, resident of Vandervoort, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999 in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Grannis Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Aug. 20, 1936 in Shawnee, Okla.; and was a retired Master Sergeant having served in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Irmgard Giagl Shelton; two brothers, Wayne Shelton of Cove and Earl Shelton of Shawnee, Okla.; three sisters, Lillian King of De Queen, Anna Belle Jennings of Salinas, Calif., and Lucille Graham of Laguna Woods, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Bert Richard Sechrist

Bert Richard Sechrist, age 90, resident of Dierks, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 in the VA Hospital in Little Rock.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28 in Fort Sill Military Cemetery at Ft. Sill, Okla., under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born June 5, 1909 at Lugert, Okla.; was a locksmith; and a Catholic. He retired from the U.S. Army having served in World War II and Korea, was a POW, and a deputy for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department.
He is survived by one son, Gary Sechrist of Dierks; one sister, Laura Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mildred Faye Bismark

Mrs. Mildred Faye Thornton Bismark, age 79, resident of Hatton, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000 in Mena Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29 in Rock Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Williams officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellows Section of Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Oct. 10, 1920 at Lockesburg; was a homemaker; and a member of First Baptist Church of Vandervoort.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Bismark of Hatton; one brother, Alton Thornton of Lockesburg; one sister, Jean Killian of De Queen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A.D. Monroe III

A.D. Monroe III, age 54, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000 at his home.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 1 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Schlinker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
He was born Monday, April 23, 1945 in Sacramento, Calif. to A.D. Monroe Jr. and Bette Leier Monroe; was a 1963 graduate of De Queen High School; a Corporal (E-4) with the 5th Marine Division in Vietnam; and an employee of Pilgrim's Pride for 14 years.
He is survived by his mother, Bette Monroe of De Queen; two sisters, Donna Long of Pensa-cola, Fla., and Vicky Ozment of Fayetteville; three nieces; and one nephew.

Mary Jewell Hinsley

Mrs. Mary Jewell Tollison Hinsley, age 72, resident of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3 in Elrod Cemetery near Burgess Falls, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in Rock Hill Baptist Church with Rev. John Henry Williams and Rev. James Gathright officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born June 7, 1927 in Sparta, Tenn., to Pleas and Lottie Massa Tollison; was a retired employee of Beard-Poulan; and a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Pleas Tollison.
She is survived by one son, Jimmy Hinsley of Lockesburg; two daughters, Sharon Dorsey of Lockesburg and Sonya Hofert of Texarkana, Tex.; two sisters, Ida Hulse of Cookeville, Tenn., and Lucille Dunsmore of Sparta, Tenn.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ila Serena Mann

Mrs. Ila Serena Anderson Mann, age 75, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, June 11, 2000 in Christus St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 in McHorse Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Schlinker officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Friday, Oct. 24, 1924 in Provo to Marcus Elige and Minnie Ola Ligon Anderson. She was a retired licensed practical nurse with De Queen Regional Medical Center; and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God of De Queen.
She is survived by one son, Kenneth Mann of De Queen; one daughter, Serena Cusson of Evansville; two brothers, Lowell Anderson of Walla Walla, Wash., and V.C. Anderson of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Ethel Houser of Nashville and Margaret Robinson of Clear Lake, Calif.; six grandchildren; Seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will be at the home of Kenneth Mann.

Curtis Palmer Green

Curtis Palmer Green, age 62, resident of Ashdown, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 in a Dallas Texas hospital.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11 in First United Methodist Church of Lockesburg with Rev. John Miller officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Sept. 24, 1937 in Brownsfield, Tex.; served in the U.S. Army; was a contract specialist for the Little Rock District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Millwood Lake; a registered landscape architect; a 32 degree Mason with the Belleville Masonic Lodge; and attended the Church on the Rock in Texarkana.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Maurine Rogers Green of Ashdown; one son Lyndell Scott Green of Arlington, Tex.; one daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Green of Oakland, Calif.; one brother, Stephen Jay Green of Arlington, Tex.; one sister, Carolyn Green of Littlefield, Tex.; three granddaughters; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Stevens Johnson Syndrom Foundation, 9285 N. Utica Street, West Minister, Colo. 80030.

Louise Abney Miller

Mrs. Louise Abney Miller, age 72, resident of Lockesburg, died Sunday, June 11, 2000 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 in Old Union Cemetery with Rev. Fred Smith officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1927 in Seminole, Okla., to the late Oscar A. and Daisey Cannon Abney. She was a homemaker; and a Baptist. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Raymond Miller, who died Jan. 21, 2000.
She is survived by one sister, Eurby Maynard of Winthrop; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grace Irene Morris

Mrs. Grace Irene Gideon Morris, age 83, resident of De Queen, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 in Oak Grove Cemetery, west of Wickes, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
She was born June 4, 1916 at Reed Springs, Mo.; was a homemaker; and a Baptist. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Morris, in 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Robin Morris of Wickes and Jerry Maish of Washington; two brothers, Ralph Dale Gideon of California and Jerry Allen of Railroad Flat, Calif.; one sister, Sally Robero of Railroad Flat, Calif.; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mary V. Wood

Mary V. Reed Wood, age 70, resident of Broken Bow, Okla., died Sunday, June 11, 2000 in McCurtain memorial Hospital in Idabel, Okla.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14 in Brumely-McCurtain Funeral Home Chapel at Broken Bow with Bro. Bernard Escalante and Rev. Neil Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Broken Bow Cemetery.
She was born June 19, 1929 in Broken Bow, Okla., to the late Paul and Mary Bender. She was a nurse and enjoyed taking care of others, especially the elderly. She was predeceased by her husband Johnie Reed.
She is survived by one son, Joe Bob Reed of Holly Creek Community; two daughters, Sandy Kay McGowen and Juan Nelle Bowen, both of Broken Bow, Okla.; four brothers, Bob Bender and Charles Bender, both of Broken Bow, Jerry Bender of Chandler, Okla., and Paul Bender Jr. of Idabel, Okla.; two sisters, Josephine Parker of De Queen and Pauline Edwards of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Beva Grace Frady

Mrs. Beva Grace Goodwin Frady, age 81, resident of Horatio, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at her home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15 in First Baptist Church of Horatio with Rev. Kevin Johnson and Rev. Joe Waldon officiating. Burial followed in Horatio Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Sunday, Oct. 13, 1918 in Calico Rock to the late Elbert Samuel and Sarah Josephine Ivy Goodwin. She was a homemaker; and a member of First Baptist Church of Horatio. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie D. Frady, on Nov. 6, 1995.
She is survived by three daughters, Beva Jean Wisenbaker of Houston, Tex., Billie Carol Willis of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Judy Maelyn Farley of Shinewell, Okla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will be at the home of Judy Farley in Shinewell. 

Currey Wade Jones

Currey Wade Jones, age 40, resident of Arthur City, Tex., and formerly of De Queen, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 in Fry-Gibbs Funeral Chapel with Elmer L'Roy and Haskel England officiating. Burial followed in Prairie Ridge Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 11, 1960 in Greenville, Tex., to Alvin Currey and Patricia Mae Hackler Jones; was a construction worker; served in the Army; and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his parents, Alvin and Patricia Jones of Paris, Tex.; one sister, Tammye Kaye Hawkins of Paris, Tex.; his grandparents, L.G. and Mae Hackler of Paris, and Lee F. Jones; two nieces and one nephew.

Charley "Mutty" Dorsey

Charley "Mutty" Ellis Dorsey, age 80, resident of Horatio, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 in Wadley Regional Medical Center at Texarkana.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 in First Assembly of God Church of Horatio with Rev. J.L. Walker and Rev. Ralph Staggs officiating. Burial followed in Clear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Sunday, Sept. 21, 1919 in Kingston to the late Derby Richard and Fronie Bell King Dorsey; and was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Gracie Viola Dorsey; two sons, Gary Lee Dorsey and Charles Randy Dorsey, both of Horatio; three daughters, Wanda Faye Edens and Fenora Louise Watkins, both of De Queen, and Mary Ellen Hudson of Foreman; two brothers, Claude T. Dorsey of De Queen and Clyde Dorsey of Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Flossie Jean Griffin of Horatio, Vestie Penner of Moore, Okla., Nellie Juanita Salmon of Cordell, Okla., and Sarah Louise Britton of Sentinal, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Melvin Dean Smith

Melvin Dean Smith, age 66, resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 in St. Vincent Hospital at Little Rock.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Van Ledbetter, minister, officiating under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1934 in De Queen to Willis Dewey and Orbra Lee Cantlon Smith; was a member of the Church of Christ of De Queen; had served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant; was a retired masonry contractor; and was a former masonry instructor at Cossatot Technical College. He was predeceased by his father, Willis Dewey Smith in August, 1937; and a brother, Eugene Smith in June, 1941.
He is survived by his wife, Dee Ann DuBose Smith of De Queen; two sons, Justin Dean Smith of Arkadelphia and Preston Eugene Smith of Horatio; three daughters, Carrie Dalynne Randolph of Hatfield, Darlene Sherie Mabry of Bartlett, Tenn., and Linda Jean Roden of De Queen; his mother and step-father, Orbra Lee and Reginald Andrew Harrison of De Queen; four brothers, A.F. Smith of Grannis, Marvin Smith of De Queen, Leo Harrison of Fayette-ville, and Kent Harrison of Hot Springs; two sisters, Willie Lee Sunderman of Nashville and Helen Smith of Mineral Springs; 10 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Ruth Moseley

Ruth V. Parker Moseley, aged 84, formerly of the Enid-Douglas area in Oklahoma and De Queen, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 in the Logan County Hospital in Guthrie, Okla.
Graveside services were held at the Douglas Cemetery Friday, Oct. 13 with the Rev. Tommy Donaldson officiating under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home in Enid, Okla.
She was born December 22, 1915 and was a member of the Christian Union Church in Douglas, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Moseley.
Survivors include three sons, Richard D. Moseley of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael A. Moseley of Waco, Texas and Philip L. Moseley of Guthrie, Okla.; one sister, Margaret Cowan of Atmore, Ala.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Heart Division.

William Cyril Gray

William Cyril Gray, age 75, resident of Glencoe, Okla., died Monday. Oct. 9, 2000 at his home.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in Bethel cemetery in Payne Co., Okla.
He was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Ashdown to Hubbert Cyril Gray and Julia William McCuller Gray; was owner of Granny's Country Crafts east of Stillwater; preached the gospel from 1947-1975; was a member of the American Legion and served as Commander, Vice-Commander, and Chaplain of Post #517 in Tawakoni, Tex. He was predeceased by his mother, father, and one brother, Hubbert Lee Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Pickett Gray of Glencoe, Okla.; one daughter, Ellen Gray Robinson; one brother, Harvey Gray of Farmers Branch; two sisters, Juliette Gray Rough of Silverdale, Wash., and Patsy Helen gray Johnson of Port Orchard, Wash.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive Ste. 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607.

Claude Ray Lunsford

Claude Ray Lunsford, age 84, resident of De Queen, died Monday, Oct, 9, 2000 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Redmen Cemetery with Rev. Oscar Ball officiating under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born May 21, 1916 at Wynn to B.O. and Mattie Lou Waldrop Lunsford; was a retired carpenter; a veteran of World War II; and a member of Union Community Church.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie E. Smith Lunsford of De Queen; two sons, Bill Lunsford of Georgetown, Tex., and Bobby Lunsford of Fayetteville; one daughter, Anna Lou Drain of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Guadalupe Perez

Mrs. Guadalupe Perez, age 25, resident of Horatio, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 near Horatio.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in St. Barbara's Catholic Church with Father John Kerr officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born March 2, 1975 in Morelos, Mexico, to Juan Hernandez and Bertha Perez.
She is survived by two sons, Irbing Jarillo and Jose Manuel Jimenez, both of Morelos, Mexico; one daughter, Paula Jimenez of Morelos, Mexico; her parents, Juan Hernandez and Bertha Perez; one brother, Jose Hernandez of Morelos, Mexico; four sisters, Magdalena Perez and Gloria Perez, both of Morelos, Mexico, Alma Berta Flores of Nashville, and Maria Perez of Horatio.

Dr. Haskell E. Willingham

Dr. Haskell E. Willingham, age 69, resident of Broken Bow, Okla. and formerly of De Queen, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in Broken Bow Assembly of God Church with Tom Williams and Virgil Romine officiating.
After receiving a doctorate in nutrition and biochemistry he moved to Wickes to become nutritionist for Lane Poultry Company; retired from the propane and ranching in 1998; and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Pat Willingham; and two sons, Russ Willingham and Bruce Willingham, both of Broken Bow, Okla.

Ronald William Toye

Ronald William Toye, resident of Michigan, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 in Michigan.
Memorial services are pending.
He was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by four children, Ronnie Toye of De Queen, Sherrie Koop and Brenda Smith, both of Michigan, and Debbie Duckworth of Cooper, Tex.; four brothers, Carl Toye and Jerry Toye, both of Pennsylvania, Sonny Toye of Florida, and Mitchell Toye; one sister, Sally Roberts; and 12 grandchildren.

Kenneth Ray Dockery

Kenneth Ray Dockery, age 55, resident of Alexander, died Sunday. Oct. 1, 2000 in the Alexander Human Development Center.
Cremation was performed in Little Rock under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen. Memorial services are pending and will be announced later.
He was born Tuesday, March 20, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Orval R.V. Dockery Sr. and Wanda Louise Lewis Dockery.
He is survived by two brothers, Larry Dockery and Orval Dockery Jr., both of De Queen; one sister, Ruth Spears of Fayetteville; and a number of nieces and nephews.


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