Miscellaneous Sevier County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Thelma LaFaun Best

Mrs. Thelma LaFaun Feraris Best, age 87, resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001 in St. Michael Health Care Center at Texarkana.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 in First Assembly of God Church of Dierks with Bro. Gary Bobo officiating. Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born March 3, 1913 in Pittsburg, Kan., to the late Theodore L. and Jennie Feraris; was retired from Dr. Hunkler Eye Clinic in Kansas City where she worked as an insurance clerk and in the collections department; was a member of the Eastern Star in Kansas City; and was of the Lutheran faith. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Best.
She is survived by one daughter, Lorna Rhodes of Lockesburg; two sons, Harold Brown of San Carlos, Calif., and Frank Henrion of Alabama; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks.

Bernice Arlene Bates

Mrs. Bernice Arlene McCrary Bates, age 81, resident of Texarkana, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001 at her home.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Gillham Cemetery with Pam Brule officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born July 15, 1919 in Nashville to John K. and Snow Chambers McCrary; was a homemaker; and a member of Sugar Hill Methodist Church in Texarkana. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sue Ellen Bates.
She is survived by her husband, Cleo Gordon Bates of Texarkana; two daughters, May Mae Mauldin of Knob Noster, Mo., and Sue Ann Jackson of Texarkana; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329, or the charity of your choice.

Norene D. Best

Mrs. Norene D. Best, age 93, resident of Gillham, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 in De Queen.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob McManus officiating. Burial followed in Millcreek Cemetery.
She was born May 19, 1907 in Normanna, Tex., to Solomon G. and Annie Tustin Davison; was a homemaker; and a member of the Union Church at Kellum. She was predeceased by her husband, James K. Best Sr. on Dec. 15, 1973; and one daughter, Alice Hutson in November of 1997.
She is survived by one son, James K. Best Jr. of Gillham; two daughters, June Best Johnston of De Queen and Irene Best Collier of Andrews, Tex.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Wilkerson Funeral Home.

John Elmer Griffin

John Elmer "Toots" Griffin, age 78, resident of De Queen, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at his home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Old Center Cemetery at Horatio with Rev. Ralph Staggs officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 26, 1922 at Horatio to Bennie Franklin and Callie Ann Ayers Griffin; was retired from the City of Baytown, Tex., where he served in traffic control; and was a Baptist. He was predeceased by a brother, Hubert Griffin.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Huddleston Griffin of De Queen; one son, Carl D. Griffin of Highlands, Tex.; one daughter, Kathy Griffin Bays of Hurst, Tex.; three brothers, Clarence Griffin of Horatio, Kenneth Griffin of Tenino, Wash., and Bennie Griffin of De Queen; two sisters, Sue Mumma of Lancaster, Tex., and Marilyn St. John of Gillham; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Marie Brooks

Mrs. Marie Dellinger Brooks, age 86, resident of Winthrop, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at her home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with James McRae and Dean Sanders, ministers, officiating. Burial followed in Pauley Cemetery.
She was born on Friday, Jan. 30, 1914 in Lockesburg to Luther and Florence Tabler Dellinger; was a homemaker; and a member of Horatio Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Tillman Brooks on April 26, 1984; and a grandchild, Seth Rogers.
She is survived by two sons, T.L. Brooks Jr. and Gerald Brooks, both of Winthrop; two daughters, Nelda Grant of Tom, Okla., and Louise Rogers of Longview, Tex.; one brother, Sam Dellinger of Dallas, Tex.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Horatio Church of Christ or the charity of your choice.

Glenna Nadine Dodd

Glenna Nadine Dodd, age 81, resident of Sulphur Springs, Tex., died Sunday, Jan. 21 in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
Visitation services were from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Stinnett Church of Christ. Graveside services followed in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Stinnett, Tex., with Bro. Zeb Sailors officiating under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs.
She was born May 27, 1919 in Dodson, Tex., to Idus and Gertrude Williams Smith; was a homemaker; an avid genealogist; and a member of Stinnett Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, James Manley Dodd on July 11, 1965; her parents; a son, Ronnie Lee Dodd on Aug. 1, 1965; a brother, Harold Smith; a sister, Lorene Wesson; and one granddaughter, Mary Ellen Dodd.
She is survived by four sons, Harold Dodd of Sulphur Springs, Tex., Bill Dodd of Lubbock, Tex., Bobby Dodd of De Queen, and Garry Dodd of Mt. Pleasant, Tex.; one brother, Donald Ray Smith of Abilene, Tex.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Audrie Maxine Williams

Mrs. Audrie Maxine Duggan Williams, age 75, resident of Eagletown, Okla., died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 in Miami Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami, Okla.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Eagletown Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ron Frazier officiating. Burial followed in Eagletown Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Jan. 31, 1925 in Overturf Community in Polk County to the late Benjamin Franklin and Clara Carter Duggan; was a graduate of Gillham High School; and a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Williams on Aug. 19, 1997.
She is survived by three sons, Kennith Williams of Ada, Okla., Michael Williams of Broken Bow, Okla., and Howard Williams of Eagletown, Okla.; three daughters, Janice Dedert of Lawton, Okla., Patsy Leonard of Eagletown, Okla., and Sherry Nash of Chetopa, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Flora Rink Morrison

Flora Rink Morrison, age 91, resident of Horatio and formerly of De Queen, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22 in Gillham Cemetery at Gillham, with Rev. Fred Smith officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Jan. 13, 1910 in Quitman, Tex. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Charles P. Morrison in 1978; one grandson, Bret Lamar Morrison in 1990; and one sister, Ethel Whitley.
She is survived by one son, Don P. Morrison of Baton Rouge, La.; one daughter, Joan Morrison France of Horatio; two sisters, Frankie Brooks and Jeffie Johnson, both of De Queen; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Coe Stemple

Mr. Coe Stemple, age 94, resident of Gillham, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 21, 2001 in the De Queen Regional Medical Center, De Queen.
He was born to Ira and Hiet Chewning Stemple on September 7, 1906 in the Oklahoma Territory, now Tipton, Oklahoma. He was retired from the Arkansas State Forestry Commission and was a farmer. He was a member of the De Queen Church of Christ, and was a 32 Degree Mason in the Silver Hill Masonic Lodge of Gillham.
Mr. Stemple was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Sheppard Stemple; a brother, Cue Stemple; and two sisters: Iris Hamby and Ima George.
He is survived by his wife, Faris Baker Stemple of Brookewood Nursing Center, De Queen; one son and daughter-in -law; Don and Patsy Stemple of Gillham, Ark.; two grandchildren: Dale Stemple of Amarillo, Texas; Shanna Standridge and husband, Scott of Lindsay, Okla.; three great-grandchildren; Coe Stemple of Amarillo, Texas; Rex Standridge and Allie Strandridge both of Lindsay, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law: Flora Stemple of De Queen; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Coe Stemple were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2001 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter, Minister of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery, Wickes, Ark. under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2001.

Henry Martin

Mr. Henry Ervin Martin, age 81, resident of De queen, died Saturday, January 20, 2001 in the De Queen Regional Medical Center.
He was born to Henry and Ida Green Martin, March 12, 1919, in Cleburne County, Arkansas. He was retired from the restaurant and apartment business, a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the De Queen Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Hosey Martin of De Queen; five sons: Gary Henry Martin of De Queen; Randall Wayne Martin and Ricky Lynn Martin both of Grannis, Arkansas; Lendall Arnold Martin of Vandervoort, Arkansas; and Michael Hazen Martin of Glenwood, Arkansas; three stepdaughters: Sharon Diaz of De Queen; Carolyn NG of Forest Park, Georgia; and Valerie Levine of Rockport, Texas; three brothers: Kenneth Martin of Bullhead City, Arizona; Milburn Martin of Van Couver, Washington; and Lloyd Martin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister: Mildred Aslin of Longview, Washington; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2001, in the De Queen Church of Christ with Van Ledbetter, Minister of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. 

Lois Cannon Smith

Mrs. Lois Cannon Smith, age 89, resident of Texarkana, Tex., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 in St. Michael Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Belleville Methodist Church with Bro. J.R. Callicott officiating. Burial followed in Belleville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born June 17, 1911 in the Gravelly Community to Lewis Walker Cannon and Mary Estelle Wilson Cannon; was retired from the Rubber Corporation; a homemaker; and a member of the Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Verdon Smith; and one grandson, Dean Dowdle.
She is survived by two son, Edgar Lee Dowdle of Dallas, Tex., and Louis Dowdle of Texarkana; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the home of Wayne and Myra Clay in Lockesburg.

Christine Jeter

Christine Jeter, age 70, resident of Texarkana, Tex., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2 in Chapel Wood Memorial Gardens in Texarkana with Bro. Bill Chaney officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
She was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Rusk, Tex., to the late Eddie Washington and Mertyle Lee Mannen Barlow; was a nurses aide; and of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by two sons, Roy Patterson of Wickes and Billy Wayne Jeter Jr. of Texarkana, Tex.; one brother, Leroy Barlow of Texarkana, Tex.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Irene Wynn

Irene Wynn, age 82, resident of Dierks, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in De Queen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Wynn Cemetery at Dierks.
She was the daughter of Polk M. and Mindora Gammill Eudy; a homemaker; and a member of Center Point Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Coy Duncan Wynn; one brother; and five sisters.
She is survived by one son, Duncan L. Wynn of Dierks; one brother, L.D. Eudy of Dierks; two sisters, Louise Gilbert of De Queen and Letha Sharp of Dierks; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Stephen Michael Tremblay

Stephen Michael "Trom" Tremblay, age 19, resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, March 16, 2001 at De Queen Regional Medical Center.
A rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Father John Kerr officiating.
Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19 in St. Barbara's Catholic Church with Father John Kerr officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Nov. 12, 1981 at Texarkana, Tex.; was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Ashdown; and an employee of Service Paint of Ashdown.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Tammy Tremblay of Lockesburg; two brothers, Joseph Lee Tremblay and Nicholas Owen Tremblay, both of Lockesburg; paternal grandparents, Ordo and Constance Tremblay of Ashdown; maternal grandparents, Emanuel Lee and Hazel Elizabeth Owen of Lockesburg; and maternal great-grandmothers, Bessie Compton of Virginia and Fannie Ella Owen of Mississippi.

Patsy Ann Wilson

Mrs. Patsy Ann Hennard Wilson, age 62, resident of De Queen, died Friday, March 16, 2001 in Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 19 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Bowlin officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Ida Cemetery.
She was born June 28, 1938 to Roy and Gertie Mae Ross Hennard in Shreveport, La.; was a member of First Baptist Church of Midland, Tex.; a member of the Hospital Auxiliary where she served as president; was chairperson for the Sevier County Republican Party; a homemaker; and a caregiver.
She is survived by one son, Michael H. Wilson of Maumelle; three daughters, Tamera Jean Corley of Midland, Tex., Sharon Lynn Wilson of Dallas, Tex., and Laura Ann Siewert of Abilene, Tex.; her mother, Gertie Hennard of De Queen; two brothers, Don Hennard and David Hennard, both of De Queen; one sister, Marilyn Houser of De Queen; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ozella Gertrude Reese

Mrs. Ozella Gertrude Wood Reese, age 87, resident of Dierks, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in the Nashville Nursing Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the Church of Christ at Dierks with Lowell Lites and James McRae, ministers, officiating. Burial followed in Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
Viewing will be at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks.
She was born Aug. 26, 1913 in Fordyce to the late John Baylor and Elmer Jewel Hearn Wood; was a homemaker; former owner of The Dress Shoppe in Dierks; and a member of Dierks Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Jeff D. Reese, in 1965.
She is survived by two sons, Mike Reese of Nashville and Jimmy Reese of Wake Village; one daughter, Nancy Gardner of Nashville; one brother, Floyd Wood of Little Rock; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Elmer Hess

Mr. Elmer Wayne Hess, age 74, a resident of Winthrop, Arkansas, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born on July 4, 1926 in Winthrop, Arkansas to the late William Christopher and Lena Verda Schlup Hess. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was retired from Little River County, was a sawmiller, and a truck driver. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winthrop.
He is survived by his wife: Juanita Morgan Hess of Winthrop; three sons and daughters-in-law: Gary Wayne and Sally Hess of Texarkana, Arkansas, Terry Allen and Melba Hess and Ricky Dean and Sharon Hess, all of Winthrop, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Charlie Martin of Winthrop, Arkansas; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Alfred Hess of Ashdown, Arkansas, Jerry and Nelda Hess of Winthrop, Arkansas, and Franklin and Diane Hess of Valliant, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren: Sonia Anderson, Charles Wayne Martin, Cindy Davis, Chad Hess, Amber Hess, Derek Hess, Eddie Oglesby, Misty Moody, and Michael Thornberry; six great-grandchildren: Haley Martin, Gracie Martin, Matthew Magby, Logan Anderson, Skyler Anderson and Kenton Oglesby; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Hess were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001 at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winthrop, Arkansas with Don Ivans and Leroy Morgan officiating. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
The family received friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. 

Lloyd Lowell Shelton

Lloyd Lowell Shelton, age 87, resident of Hochatown, Okla., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Baylor Medical Center in Irving, Tex.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Neal officiating. Burial followed in Green's Chapel Cemetery.
He was born June 12, 1913 in Green's Chapel to the late Joseph Robert and Nellie Priest Shelton; and was a heavy equipment operator. He was predeceased by his wife, Vondal Sanders Shelton on July 21, 1984.
He is survived by a son, Joe Shelton of Irving, Tex.; a brother, John Shelton of Garland, Tex.; a sister, Nola Huffman of Green's Chapel; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Opal Irene McKinney

Mrs. Opal Irene McRae McKinney, age 83, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 in Brookewood Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in De Queen Church of Christ with Jim Weatherford, minister, officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
She was born May 13, 1917 in De Queen to Elmer and Nona Matthews McRae; and was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Loyal Burdett McKinney; two brothers, Virgil McRae and Walter McRae; two sisters, Nona Mae Phillips and Edith Phillips; and a grandson, Kevin McKinney.
She is survived by a son, Keith McKinney of De Queen; a daughter, Nedra Frady of Texarkana; two brothers, Coleman McRae and Jim McRae, both of De Queen; a sister, Ella Weaver of Arlington, Tex.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ralph Lewis

Ralph Lewis, age 59, resident of Lamar, Okla., died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at his home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.
He was born Nov. 19, 1941 in Richmond to Nile Eugene Lewis and Bonnie Marie Pickett Lewis; was a graduate of Ashdown High School; served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict; was an Arkansas highway patrolman from 1970 to 1994 when he retired; then worked for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Gene Lewis of Texarkana; and a granddaughter, Carli Wagner of Mena.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Bruner Lewis of Lamar, Okla.; a son, David Lewis of Redwater, Tex.; Greg Brewer of Monticello and Jami Wagner of Holdenville, Okla.; a sister, Evelyn McDowell of Ogden; a brother, Mickey Lewis of Ashdown; and six grandchildren.

Estell Oketa Kerley

Mrs. Estell Oketa Montgomery Kerley, age 80, resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, April 6, 2001 in Wadley Regional Medical Center at Texarkana.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Henry Williams officiating. Burial followed in Belleville Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 30, 1920 at Goldthwaite, Tex., to Jesse Clyde and Ora Wicker Montgomery; was a homemaker; and a member of Laguna Baptist Church at Laguna Park, Tex.
She is survived by her husband, Oner I. Kerley; one son, Maloye Kerley of Midlothian, Tex.; one daughter, Carol Reeves of Lockesburg; one sister, Jessie Daughtery of Nacogdoches, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Willie Isaac Jones

Willie Isaac Jones, age 90, resident of Dierks, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 in St. Michael Health Care Center at Texarkana.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 in Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks with Rev. Bill Driggers officiating. Burial followed in McHorse Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
Viewing will be held at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks.
He was born Nov. 29, 1910 in Howard County to the late Daniel and Dora Cooley Jones; was a sawmill worker with Weyerhaeuser; and a member of Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Jones of Dierks; one son, Bobby R. Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Virgil A. Edwards

Virgil A. Edwards, age 88, resident of McAlester, Okla., died Friday, April 6. 2001 in a local nursing home.
Graveside services with full military honors by Ft. Sill U.S. Army and VFW Post #1098 were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9 in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Pat Hackler officiating under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.
He was born June 18, 1912 in Ruston, La., to Lemuel R. and Clara Chandler Edwards; was an Army veteran of World War II; received the bronze star, purple heart, good conduct medal, American Campaign medal, World War II victory medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal, combat infantryman badge, and the honorable service lapel button of World War II; worked as a railway postal clerk for the Rock Island Railroad until his retirement; was a member and overseer of the pantry of First Christian Church of McAlester; VFW Post #1098; Harrison-Powers Post #79; American Legion; and the McAlester B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #533. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Mattie Tabor Edwards on May 19, 1997; a son, James L. Edwards in 1989; three brothers, Gilbert Edwards, Royce Edwards and Harrell Edwards; and a sister, Audie Jones.
He is survived by a son, Larry Edwards of Mustang, Okla.; two daughters, Marilyn Rae King of Donna, Tex., and Pat Leeper of McAlester, Okla.; one brother, W.C. "Pete" Edwards of De Queen; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Elsie Mae Bogan

Mrs. Elsie Mae Brake Bogan, age 83, resident of Bridgeport, Tex., died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in Dallas Presbyterian Hospital at Dallas, Tex.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Frank, minister, officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 30, 1917 in King to the late Arthur and Bessie Wilson Brake; was a homemaker; and of the Holiness faith. She was predeceased by her husband, Otis Millard Bogan on Feb. 11, 1982.
She is survived by four sons, Wayne Bogan, Gerald Bogan, David Bogan and Ricky Bogan; two daughters, Verna Cypert and Mary Underhill; four brothers, Floyd Brake, Harlon Brake, Darrell Brake, and W.C. "Dub" Brake; two sisters, Vila Sloan and Mildred Wilkinson; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Margaret Aaron

Mrs. Margaret Ferry Aaron, age 69, resident of De Queen, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Cremation was arranged by Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born April 9, 1931 in Lewisville, Tex., to the late Robert H. and Margaret Lloyd Ferry; and was a homemaker.
She is survived by a sister, Jewel Ewing of De Queen; and a niece, Barbara Calk of De Queen.

Neda Cobb-Mooneyham

Neda E. (Moody) Cobb-Mooneyham, 63, Eagletown, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at her home. She was born October 9, 1937, at Ben Lomond, Arkansas, the daughter of Tye Raymond and Ruby Cobb.
A homemaker, she was affiliated with Dilworth Presbyterian Church, and had lived in this area for 30 years, moving from Horatio, Arkansas. Neda enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and was especially a fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. She also enjoyed playing bingo, the lottery, and the scratch-offs.
She was preceded in death by her father, Tye Raymond Cobb; three brothers, William Earnest Cobb, Tye DeWayne Cobb, and Howard Lewis Cobb; and one sister, Marietha Elizabeth Cobb.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Ruby Conatser Cobb, De Queen; a special friend, Billy W. Nelson, Eagletown; one son, Cecil Ray "Bubba" Griffin, Eagletown, Billy J. Baker, whom she thought of as a son, also of Eagletown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Todd Marable, Eagletown, and Elizabeth (Prissy) and Bret Emerson, De Queen; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Gene and Carol Cobb, Horatio; seven grandchildren, Michelle and Robert Gipson, Wright City, Jared Marable, Dustin Dabbs, and Jessica Baker, all of Eagletown, Sarah Griffin, Garvin, and Desiree Emerson, De Queen; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Reedy and Ember Reedy; several aunts and uncles; one niece; and five nephews.
Services were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Eagletown Assembly of God with Bro. Jeff Smith and Cy Davis officiating under the direction of Brumley-McCurtain Funeral Home of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Burial followed in Eagletown Cemetery.
Family received friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Brumley-McCurtain Chapel. 

Delia Mae Bailey

Mrs. Delia Mae McClure Bailey, age 93, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 in the Dierks Nursing Center.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 in New Bethel Cemetery with Bro. J.W. Gilbert and Bro. Wesley Blankenship officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.
She was born Nov. 8, 1907 in Nathan to the Late Thomas Mason and Lucy Alice Westfall McClure; and was a member of Mt. Carmel Mission Baptist Church in Dierks. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Lee Bailey; and a grandson, Jerry Haskell Parker.
She is survived by two daughters, Effie Lee Parker of Dierks and Dessie Mae Reed of De Queen; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the home of Effie Lee Parker in the Mt. Carmel Community.

Phyllis Carroll

Phyllis Carroll, age 79, resident of Nashville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in a Texarkana hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 in Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Blasé officiating. Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park.
She was born March 25, 1922 at Springfield, Mo., to the late Oscar and Trucilla Clark Evins; and was a member of First Baptist Church and the Copeland Sunday school class. She was predeceased by her husband, Boyce Dale Carroll; and a sister, Lucille Chambers.
She is survived by two sons, James Carroll of Texarkana a and Stephen Carroll of Nashville; a daughter, Patsy Carroll Tanner of Sheridan; three brothers, Chester Evins of Austin, Tex., Calvin Evins of Gainsville, Tex., and Carroll Evins of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sisters, Dorothy Pennick of De Queen and Wanda Foster of Mena; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Library.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Norma Juanita Hargrove

Mrs. Norma Juanita Fredrick Hargrove, age 79, resident of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14 in First Baptist Church of Lockesburg with Rev. Jay McAllister officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Feb. 15, 1922 in Oklahoma to the late O.D. and Maggie Fredrick; was a homemaker; and a member of First Baptist Church of Lockesburg. She was predeceased by her husband, Buss Hargrove on Feb. 8, 1983.
She is survived by a daughter, Kaye Dowdle of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Ray Hargrove of Lockesburg, Larry Hargrove and Joey Hargrove, both of De Queen; a sister, Mildred Tipton of Umpire; two brothers, O.D. Fredrick of Ft. Smith and Herbert Fredrick of Ashdown; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Sybil Lazell Reville

Sybil Lazell Reville, age 75, resident of Grove, Okla., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at her home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14 in Olympus Cemetery with Rev. Sam Carper officiating, under the direction of Ellis Family Funeral Home of Grove.
She was born June 16, 1925 in De Queen to William E. and Effie Mae Mealer Caswell; worked as a Registered Nurse; and a member of Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and Elks Club.
She is survived by her husband Doyd Reville of Grove, Okla.; two daughters, Belinda Dill of Rufe, Okla., and Doylene Thompson of Paris, Tex.; a sister, Kathleen Fowler of Millerton, Okla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 2116 s. Main Suite 315, Grove, Okla. 74344.

Mary Elizabeth West

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth West, age 74, resident of Texarkana, Tex., died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 in a local hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31 in Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel at Texarkana Funeral Home with Dr. Steven Gibbs officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 25, 1926 in Lockesburg; was a homemaker and a Baptist; and was a member of Border Chapter #211 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge. She was predeceased by her husband, W.C. "Dub" West in 1998.
She is survived by a daughter, Anita Nettles of Texarkana, Tex.; a son, Carl West of Texarkana, Tex.; a sister, Winnie Welch of De Queen; a brother, Robert Bradshaw of DeRidder, La.; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Border Chapter #211 Order of the Eastern Star, 918 Westlawn Dr., Texarkana, Tex. 75501.

Jimmy Young

Jimmy Young, age 62, resident of Dierks, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3 in Dierks Church of Christ with Lowell Lites, minister, officiating. Burial followed in Green’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
He was born April 2, 1939 in Washington to the late Andrew and Elvira Greene Young; was a United States Army veteran; a retired millwright; and a member of Dierks Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Young of Dierks; two sons, Bo Young of Springfield, Mo., and Tim Young of Dierks; one daughter, Pam Callahan of Eunice, La.; two brothers, Billy Tom Young of New Hope and Max Young of Dennard; four sisters, Betty Priddy of Dierks, Patsy Harper of Nashville, Lynda Osborn of Nathan, and Della Marshall of Mineral Springs; four granddaughters; one adopted granddaughter; two adopted grandsons; one great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Viewing was at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the funeral home.

Jaded Bliss Pruitt

Jaded Bliss Pruitt, infant daughter of Jacky and Schrae Pruitt, residents of De Queen, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 in De Queen.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
She was born July 1, 2001 in De Queen.
Besides her parents she is survived by paternal grandparents, Jack and Debbie Pruitt of De Queen, O’Neal and Lydia Bowers of De Queen; maternal grandparents, Ted and Barbara Swim of De Queen and her paternal great-grandmother, Pansy Davis of De Queen.

John H. McKeever

John Henry McKeever, aged 52, resident of Fayetteville, died Monday, July 30, 2001 at Washington Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Moore’s Chapel Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
He was born June 2, 1949 at De Queen, the son of Robert G. and Esther Ruth Dull McKeever. He was co-owner of Mid South Security Systems. He was a member of the National Fire and Burglar Alarm Association, the chamber of commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Eagles; one daughter, Sheila Kronk of De Queen; one brother, Earl McKeever of Lincoln and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062.

Mrs. Mabel Priest

Mrs. Mabel Rachel Brown Madden Priest, aged 87, resident of Quitman, Texas and former resident of Foreman, died Friday, July 27, 2001 in Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29 in the Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen, with Bill Self officiating. Burial followed in Gravely Cemetery, Foreman, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
She was born to Arthur E. and Leon Cantley Brown in Greenville, Texas February 15, 1914. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Foreman, was a retired nurse’s aide and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Madden and Joseph Priest.
Survivors include three sons, John D. Madden, Shreveport, LA, Jerry Dean Madden, Linden, Texas and John Wayne Madden of Naples, Texas; four daughters, Jean Boyd and Wanda Hughes, both of Quitman, Texas, Judy Gandy of Lake Palestine, Texas and Georgia Pearson of Foreman; three brothers, Dewey Brown of Mesa, AZ, Cecil Brown of Ardmore, OK and Melvin Brown of Oklahoma City, OK; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mary Frances Westbrook

Mrs. Mary Frances Westbrook, aged 60, resident of De Queen, died Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the U.A.M.S. Medical Center in Little Rock.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Henry Williams officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
She was born January 8, 1941 in Aurora, MO to the late Clyde and Marie Elsey Mackey. She was a member of the City of De Queen Board of Directors from 1978-1982. She retired from the De Queen Regional Hospital after 30 years as a LPN and was employed as a nurse with the Lockesburg School System for the past 12 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lockesburg.
Survivors include her husband, Don Westbrook Sr.; two sons, Donnie Wayne Westbrook and Robin Westbrook, all of De Queen; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baker of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Ken Mackey of Scottsboro, NY; one sister, Betty Harris of Maylene, AL; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Snow Flake Young

Snow Flake Young, aged 85, resident of Umpire, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29 in the Umpire Free Holiness Church with Brothers Don Vaughn, Keith Vaughn and Scott Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.
She was born January 21, 1916 at Umpire, the daughter of Jeff Davis and Ruthie Jane Blanton Davis. She was a member of the Umpire Free Holiness Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Thomas Young of Umpire; one son, R.B. Young of Ashdown; three daughters, Evelyn Manasco, Belva Pinkerton and Ruth Vaughn, all of Umpire; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Amy Cheyenne Hathcock

Amy Cheyenne Hathcock, infant daughter of Larry and Debbie Ainsworth Hathcock of Cove, died Sunday, July 29, 2001 at her home.
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the Cecil Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born July 17, 2001 in De Queen. Amy was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Peggy Faulkner.
Survivors include her parents; her maternal grandparents, Larry and Cathy Stallings of Cove; her paternal grandfather, R.C. Faulkner of Ramer, Tenn.; her maternal grandfather, David Ainsworth of Frenchmans Bayou, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mrs. Virgie Kerr

Mrs. Virgie Pearl Wagner Beckwith Kerr, aged 78, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at the De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob McManus officiating. Burial followed in the Witherspoon Cemetery.
She was born September 1, 1922 in Grannis to the late Bert and Annie Belle Frances Wagner. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gillham.
She is survived by two sons, Walter O’Dell Beckwith and Louis Homer Beckwith, both of De Queen; one sister, Jewel Frachiseur of Grannis; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Inez Chandler

Mrs. Inez Magdalene Quinn Chandler, aged 82, resident of Dierks, died Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the Howard County Memorial Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Lowell Lites, minister, officiating. Burial followed in the Green Plains Cemetery.
She was born March 19, 1919 in Dierks to the late Linton and Grace Green Quinn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dierks Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Chandler in 1989, and her granddaughter, Casey Lynn Chandler in 1982.
Survivors include one son, David Lynn Chandler of Dierks; one brother, Van Quinn of Red Lodge, Mont.; three sisters, Wanda Jo Montalvo of Bakersfield, Calif., Neva Walker of Pine Bluff and Sue Bennett of Eugene, Ore.; one granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews.

James R. Whiteley

James Rufus Whiteley, aged 71, resident of Grannis, died Thursday, July 26, 2001 in the Christus St. Michael Health Center in Texarkana.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30 in the United Pentecostal Church of Grannis with Rev. Charles Herring officiating. Burial followed in the Grannis Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born to Rufus Sheridan and Bee Jock Whiteley at Trinidad, Texas on June 18, 1930. He attended the United Pentecostal Church at Grannis and was a cattle rancher and a tractor mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Laqueita Williams Whiteley of Grannis; one brother, Troy Whiteley of Horatio; two sisters, Lorene Gunnels of Chandler, Texas and Bessie Romo of Canton, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Mabel B. Madden

Mrs. Mabel Brown Madden, resident of Quitman, Texas, and formerly of Foreman, died Friday, July 27, 2001 in Quitman.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by Chandler Funeral Home.

Bobby F. Yarbrough

Bobby F. Yarbrough, age 64, resident of Texarkana, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 in a Shreveport, La., hospital.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in East Memorial Gardens with Rev. Fred Harris officiating, under the direction of East Funeral Home of Texarkana.
He was born Jan. 20, 1937 at Gillham; was a retired mechanic for Borden Milk Co., and a security guard at Cooper Tire; a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during Korea as a stateside airplane mechanic; and a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Manya Yarbrough of Texarkana; one son, Alvin Wendell Yarbrough of Texarkana; three daughters, Debra Denise Snyder, Stephanie Lynn Torres and Stacey Michelle Hogue, all of Texarkana; his mother, Sybil Clayborn; two brothers, Douglas Richie Yarbrough and Guy Ricky Yarbrough; two sisters, Carolyn Jean Formby and Peggy Ann Yarbrough; eight grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Tamara Lynn Dossett

Mrs. Tamara Lynn Dossett, age 42, resident of Mena, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Audie Dawson and Bro. Fred Smith officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Aug. 7, 1959 in Lakewood, Calif., to John and Billie Milam; was a Nurse; and a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Sherdon (Peabody) Dossett; her parents, John and Billie Milam of Foreman; maternal grandmother, Lelith Hook of Grants Pass, Ore.; two brothers, John C. Milam of El Dorado and Michael Milam of Winthrop; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. After the services the family will meet at Winthrop Methodist Church for lunch.

Mrs. Ella Steel

Mrs. Ella Honnell Steel, age 89, resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 in De Queen Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Fish officiating. Burial followed in Lockesburg Cemetery.
She was born in the Rock Hill Community of Lockesburg to Benson and Lorena Mae Cannon Honnell; was a member of First United Methodist Church of De Queen; the Eastern Star; the American Cancer Society; and was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Garrett Steel on Dec. 7, 1985; her parents; a sister, Irene Janes; and a daughter, Martha Adele Steel.
She is survived by one son, Bob Steel of Mineral Wells, Tex.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Mildred Scott

Mrs. Mildred Cook Scott, age 86, resident of Pine Bluff, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 in Trinity Village Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Pine Bluff, with Rev. Gordon Topping and Dr. John McClanahan officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 1, 1914 in Pine Bluff to Frank Joseph and Cora Dickie Cook; was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff; Elizabeth Sunday school class; group leader for the Missionary Society for 60 years; and a member of the Garden Lover’s Club since 1951 and the 20th Century Club for 32 years. She was predeceased by her parents; five brothers, Joe Cook Jr., Leo Cook, John Ed Cook, Charles Cook, and Leonard Cook; and a sister, Cora Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Scott; a daughter, Betty Jo Baber of De Queen; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church of De Queen.

Eric Pressley

Eric Pressley, age 56, resident of West Tawakoni, Tex., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 in Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel at Quinlan, Tex., with Rev. David Hammond officiating.
He was born Feb. 16, 1945 in Mena to Alfred Pressley and Erma Crawford Pressley Flournoy; served in the U.S. Marines; was a chief pipeline pilot; and a member of the American Legion, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Rifleman’s Association, Inter-Apprentice Mason, and Trestle Board Masonic Lodge. He was predeceased by his father; and two daughters, Stephanie Carol and Erica Carol.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jones Pressley of West Tawakoni, Tex.; one son, Aaron Neal Pressley of West Tawakoni, Tex.; one daughter, Pamela Ann Pressley of Arlington, Tex.; his mother, Erma Flournoy of De Queen; one brother, Rodney Carl Pressley of Summerville, SC; one sister, Gloria A. Pressley of St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Rev. Denzil Gilbert

Rev. Denzil Ray Gilbert, age 61, resident of Texarkana, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 in Wadley Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Fairview United Methodist Church, Laurel & 16th St., Texarkana, with Rev. Therral Wilson, Rev. Robert Langley, and Rev. Fred Arnold officiating.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Green’s Chapel Cemetery near Dierks under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
He was born Nov. 15, 1939 at Dierks to Sam and Delta Wise Gilbert; was former pastor of Fairview-Ogden Methodist Church retiring this past August; founder and pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Hope, Bradley United Methodist Church, Stephens United Methodist Church, Dumas, Lisbon United Church Methodist Church, and Amity United Methodist Church; owned and operated Gilbert Advertising Specialties; owns the U.S. Post Office buildings in Lockesburg, Gillham and Dierks; served in the Army National Guard; and was a former civic leader in Dierks. He was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Benefield Gilbert of Texarkana; one daughter, Melinda Gilbert Walls of Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Lawanda Smith of Haynesville, La., and Kendra Bates of Atlanta, Tex.; one stepson, David Smith of Monroe, La.; and two grandchildren.
The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Memorials may be made to Fairview-Ogden United Methodist Church; Wadley Hospice; or Green’s Chapel Cemetery

Enon Willice Clements

Enon Willice "Clem" Clements passed from this life into the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born on September 3, 1924 in De Queen, Arkansas to the late Inon and Agnes Karr Clements. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, where he served with a flight crew. He was enrolled in the first radar class in 1943 held at Norman Oklahoma. Radar was new and highly secretive at that time. Neither pencil, paper, nor books were allowed. Tests were given and then burned. This was his first exposure to radar, a concept which ironically would provide a peacetime career for him.
After the war was over Clem married Margaret Johnson on May 18, 1946. He gained his F.C.C. license to operate and maintain radio broadcast stations, and worked as chief engineer at KVSO and KENA radio stations at Ardmore, Oklahoma and Mena, Arkansas.
He retired from the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America as the Area Superintendent of Communications after 31 years. He became associated with the company in 1951 at Malvern, Arkansas. He held supervisory roles in Conroe, Texas and Searcy, Arkansas. During 1960-61 he worked in Engineering-Design and was in charge of installing an automated, communications system at Herscher, Illinois. He resumed his career in 1965 as district communications technician, and was named the Area Superintendent of Communications in 1969.
During his career, Enon worked as technical advisor to various educational groups including the Arkansas State Department of Higher Education, the Technical Branch of Southern Arkansas University, and the United Electronics Institute in Little Rock. He was a member and technical editor of Entelec (an industrial electrical association) and a member of the Arkansas Crime Commission.
He was a member of the Hot Springs Christian Church of Hot Springs and a former member of the First Christian Church of De Queen. He was instrumental in organizing Christian churches in Naperville and Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was presented from The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board the Who’s Who in the South and Southwest Sixteenth Edition in 1978/1979.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: James Darrell Clements and Aynon L. "Bo" Clements.
He was a loving Christian husband to Margaret Johnson Clements of Hot Springs and devoted father to his four daughters: Sandra Hardage of Bismarck, Arkansas, Regina McKinney of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Brenda Magee of De Queen, Arkansas, and Marcia Clements of Johnson City, Tennessee. He proudly wore the name of grandpa to Beth Stewart and husband, Jonathan; Jennifer Huett and husband, Chad; Matthew Hardage; Heather McKinney; Andy McKinney and wife, Tasha; Paul McKinney; Adam Magee; and Emily Magee. He also was great-grandpa to Nathan and Drew Stewart and Brian, Megan and Michael McKinney.
He is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law: Lowell Boyce and Shirley Clements of Bryan, Texas.
Funeral Services for Mr. Clements were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2001 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter, Minister and Jack McCullough, Minister of the First Christian Church, officiating. Burial followed in the Avon Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers were Gary Magee, Adam Magee, Andy McKinney, Paul McKinney, Jonathan Stewart, and Matthew Hardage.
The family received friends from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Funeral Home.

Billie V. Swan

Billie V. Swan, age 69, resident of Delta, Colo., died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2001 in Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Mesa View Cemetery in Delta with Pastor James Conley officiating, under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
She was born Aug. 6, 1932 in Mineral Springs to the late Sam and Grace Corbel Cowling; spent her childhood and attended school in De Queen; and was a member of First Baptist Church in Delta. She was predeceased by her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Orvel Swan of Delta, Colo.; three daughters, Dottie Kramer and Cindy Messano, both of Delta, Colo., and Becky Swan Gillette of Hawaii; four sisters, Fairy Bell Leeper, Bernice Murphy, and Shirley Green, all of De Queen, and Juanita Garvin of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Gladys May Raney

Mrs. Gladys May Stowe Raney, age 71, resident of De Queen and formerly of Grannis, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 in Brookewood Nursing Center.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in First Christian Church of De Queen with Rev. Jack McCullough officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Harrisonville, Mo., to the late Marvin lee and Kristina Marie Henriksen Stowe; was a retired cook; a former employee of Lane Poultry in Grannis; and a member of First Christian Church of De Queen. She was predeceased by her husband, Noah Raney on Jan. 4, 1996.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Raney of De Queen and Sandra Matheson of Wheatland, Calif.; two sons, David Raney of Dexter, Mo., and Billy Raney of Humble, Tex.; one brother, John Stowe of Linn Valley Lake, Kan.; three sisters, Edith Armstrong of Milo, Mo., Helen Goff of Overland Park, Kan., and Mary McMillian of Henrietta, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Weldon A. Lynch

Weldon A. Lynch, age 61, resident of Umpire, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Danny White and Rev. J.B. Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Saline Cemetery near Umpire.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Guest registry is at www.davissmithfuneralhome.com.

Dale Dwaine Jewell

Dale Dwaine Jewell, age 57, resident of Vandervoort, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in United Methodist Church in Vandervoort with Bro. Donnie Jewell officiating. Burial followed in Witherspoon Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
He was born Jan. 19, 1944 in Vandervoort to the late Clyde and Delia Jackson Jewell; was a logger; and a member of United Methodist Church in Vandervoort. He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Thurman, Willard, Chester, Leon and Edward; and two sisters, Mary Lee and Birta Mae.
He is survived by one son, Dwaine Jewell of Vandervoort; one daughter, Dalena "Dee" Carol Sanders of De Queen; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Tressie Stacy Greene

Mrs. Tressie Stacy Manasco Greene, age 97, resident of De Queen and formerly of Dierks, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 in Brookewood Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in United Methodist Church of Umpire with Rev. John Henry Williams and Rev. Don Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Umpire under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.
She was born Aug. 28, 1904 at Umpire to James K. Polk and Tressie "Babe" Hunter Manas-co; was a member of Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Dierks; and a homemaker. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant daughter; and her husband, John Amon Greene.
She is survived by one son, Gerald D. Greene of Athens; one daughter, Tressie Yvonne Willis of De Queen; one brother, Reese D. Manasco of Dierks; five grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Louis "Buddy" Cowan

Louis "Buddy" Cowan, age 71, resident of Barling, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 in Fort Smith.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in Grannis Cemetery under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He was a retired employee of Tyson Foods; and attended Barling Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dimple Cowan of Barling; three daughters, Billie Jean Myers of Gillham, Mary Louise Fox of California, and Glenda Marie Rose of Barling; three sons, Henry Lewis Cowan of Cove, Ricky Joe Cowan of De Queen, and Kenneth Wayne Cowan of Fort Smith; two sisters, Faye Lull of Spokane, Wash., and Bessie Rudle of Washington; one brother, Sidney Cowan of Washington; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


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