Herman D. Miller Jr.
Herman D. Miller Jr., 75, of Cherokee Village died June 29, 2001, at
the John McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock
Born April 14, 1926, in Evansville, Ind., he was the son of Herman
D. Miller Sr. and Cora Hahn Miller. He was a veteran of the United States
Navy, having served during World War II.
He retired as a grocery store manager in Illinois before moving from
Peoria to Cherokee Village in 1976. He was the owner of Miller's BBQ Restaurant
in Highland. He also was a member of the Optimist Club and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; four sons David Miller of
Heber Springs, Dennis Miller of Chilicothe, Ill., Tom Miller of Hardy,
and Terry Miller of Fayetteville; six daughters Diane Passmore of
Hanna City, Ill., Debbie Gordon of Galesburg, Ill., Denise Poulsen of Cherokee
Village, Sue Seal of Hardy, Kathy Daniels of Hardy, and Sandy McMahon of
Hardy; two brothers Paul Miller and Al Miller, both of Montana; two
sisters Mac Painter of Montana and Linda Williams of New Castle,
Ind.; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Dixie Lou.
No service is planned at this time.
Memorials may be made to the John McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little
J. Warren Hanggee
J. Warren Hanggee, 89, of Cherokee Village died June 26, 2001, at Eastern
Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
Born May 5, 1912, in Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of Joseph and Flora
Hanggee. He married Helen Morgan July 19, 1929. After 40 years with Phillips
Petroleum Company, he retired to Cherokee Village in 1976. He was a lifetime
member of the Elks in Pontiac and a member of the Cherokee Village Lion's
Club. Before he lost his eyesight, he was an avid golfer. He also was a
member of Cherokee Village Christian Science Society.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; a daughter, Marian Nadler of Cherokee
Village; a daughter-in-law, Carol Hanggee of Baytown, Texas; two half-brothers,
Sanford Hanggee of Colorado and David Hanggee of California; a half-sister,
Lucille Scheufler of Colorado; a step-sister, Mary Jones of Macon, Ga.;
a step-brother, William Harrison of Macon; seven grandchildren; and five
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research; the Cherokee
Village Christian Science Society or the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church
Virginia Leathers, 93, of Sun City, Ariz., and formerly of Cherokee
Village, died June 26, 2001, in Fresno, Calif.
She and her husband, Bill, purchased a vacation home in Cherokee Village
in 1962, to which they moved full-time after his retirement in 1969. They
were both avid golfers.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971.
Burial will be at Valhallia Cemetery in St. Louis.
Van Aden McDonald
Van Aden McDonald, 50, of Ash Flat died June 27, 2001, at the University
of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born April 11, 1951, in Salem, he was the son of Bennie and Dairl McDonald.
He was retired from Cherokee Village Water Works.
urvivors include his mother of Ash Flat; a son, Eric McDonald of Ash
Flat; and two brothers Loyd McDonald and Rickey McDonald, both of
The funeral was July 1 at Agnos Church of Christ with Jack Richardson
officiating. Burial followed at Agnos Cemetery.
Shirley Huffmaster, 61, of Nashville, Tenn., died June 30, 2001, at
Born Nov. 29, 1939, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Eugene and
Arline Powell Wicker. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law Tucker and Gena
Omohundro of Hot Springs Village, and Joe Stacy of Nashville; a daughter
and son-in-law Marilyn and Robert Sullivan of Hardy; three sisters
Judy Cotter of Williford, Glenda Hardin of Morehead, Ky., and Mary
Jo Hester of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Blake Case.
The funeral was July 3 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy with Dub Holt
officiating. Burial followed at Bradford Cemetery in Williford.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Raymond E. Carlson, 74, of Cherokee Village, formerly of West Plains,
Mo., died Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Clinton, Iowa, he was the son of Frances McCue
Carlson and Elmer Carlson. He spent his childhood years in the Chicago
area and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Harriet Thulen in 1948.
He was employed by the Savanna (Ill.) Army Depot for 23 years, retiring
in 1970. He was a Civil Service employee, artist/illustrator at the Army
Depot in Savanna.
He married Donna Hartman in 1972. In 1973 he moved to West Plains,
Mo., and operated and owned C & D Ceramics, Carlson Painting Co., and
D & R Tee’s. He moved to Cherokee Village in 1998.
He enjoyed family, oil painting, woodworking and attended powwows;
he was of Sioux ancestry and had many Native American friends since he
was a member of the Will Rogers Indiana Club. He was a 32nd degree Mason
and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of Cherokee Village
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Cherokee Village; five sons and
daughters-in-law – Roger and Susan Carlson of Shandler, Ariz., Terry and
Elizabeth Carlson of Cleveland, Miss., Randy and Mo Hartman of Houston,
Texas, Ricky and Beatricz Hartman of San Diego, Calif., and Rodney and
Lisa Hartman of Biloxi, Miss.; two daughters and a son-in-law – Cathy Buck
of West Plains, and Cristy and Joseph Flies of Naperville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; two sisters;
and a grandson.
The funeral was Oct. 22 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel with the Rev. Jim
West officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
Robert Crockett Glick, 76, of Cave City, formerly of Batesville, died
Oct. 19, 2001, at his home.
Born Oct. 23, 1924, at Tiffin, Ohio, he was the son of Hovey H. and
Alice Crockett Glick. He was retired from Ideal Baking Co. at Batesville
and was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include a son, Robert Glick of Horseshoe Bend; two daughters
– Rebecca Glick of Horseshoe Bend, and Margaret Roberson of Flippin; and
three grandchildren – Nathan, Samuel and Matthew Roberson, both of Flippin.
He was preceded in death by an infant son; a sister, Betty Glick; and
an infant granddaughter.
A memorial service was Oct. 21 at Flippin Church of God with Heith
Hogan officiating. Burial followed in Reeves Cemetery at Guion.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave
Opal Rawlings Crabtree, 85, of Cave City died Feb. 2, 2002, at Cave
City Nursing Home.
Born March 16, 1916, near Cave City, she was the daughter of O.A. and
Leona King Rawlings. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount View
Missionary Baptist Church east of Cave City.
Survivors include two daughters – Mary Ann Crabtree and Ida Brewer,
both of Cave City; a brother, Paul Rawlings of Heber Springs; a sister,
Florence Bullington of Charlotte; a granddaughter, Miranda Walling of Cave
City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Crabtree;
and a brother, the Rev. Cecil Rawlings.
The funeral was Feb. 4 at Mount View Missionary Baptist Church with
George Wright and Gary Hartley officiating. Burial followed in Mount View
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave
Lenard Edward Penter, 74, of Bay died Feb. 1, 2002, at St. Bernard’s
Regional Medical center in Jonesboro.
Born March 16, 1927, in Black Oak, he was a retired farm worker.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Penter; three sons – Weldon Virgil
Penter of Trumann, Milton Emit Penter of Bay, and Rayburn Loyd Penter of
Mammoth Spring; two daughters – Nancy Ellen Justice of Ash Flat, and Ruth
Jane Owens of Bay; a sister, Virginia Loise Plunk of Marked Tree; four
grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Magnolia Penter;
two brothers, and a sister.
The funeral was Feb. 4 at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould.
Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland.
Arrangements were under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home Inc.
Leon Webster Simpson, 88, of Poughkeepsie, died Feb. 7, 2002, at his
Born Nov. 16, 1913, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Carl E. and
Rebecca Jane “Jenny” Howard Simpson. He was a farmer, retired from Gen.
Corp., a member and past master and secretary of the Poughkeepsie Masonic
Lodge, a charter member of the Poughkeepsie Volunteer Fire Department and
a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons – James L. Simpson and William L. Simpson,
both of Pough-keepsie; two brothers – Howard Simpson of Poughkeepsie and
W.C. Simpson of Missouri; two sisters – Mattie Lee Bromley of Virginia
and Allie Jean Walker of Dallas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Juanita
Simpson; an infant daughter; two brothers – Fred Simpson and Newton Simpson;
and three sisters – Ina Stutts, Lena Freeman and Violet Heath.
The funeral was Feb. 11 at Ash Flat Church of Christ with Keith Gregson
officiating. Burial followed in Spotts Cemetery at Poughkeepsie.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave
Brian Edward Taylor, 23, of Hardy died Feb. 2, 2002, in an automobile
accident near Hardy on Highway 175.
Born July 15, 1978, in Mountain Home, he was the son of John R. Taylor
and Kathie R. Casey Taylor. He was a graduate of the Williford High School
and worked as a maintenance worker for Martin Marietta Materials Company
in Black Rock, formerly Meridian Aggregates Co.
Survivors include his parents, John and Kathie Taylor of Jacksonville,
Ark.; a brother, Andy Taylor of Hardy; a sister, Amber Bell of Hardy; his
maternal great-grandmother, Lorraine Sodergren of Macon, Ill.; and his
maternal grandfather, Robert Casey of Memphis.
The funeral was Feb. 4 at Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel in Highland
with the Rev. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed in the Baker Cemetery
near Ozark Acres.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel
Edward Dwane Young, 76, of Williford, died Feb. 5, 2002, at his home.
Born May 14, 1925, in Williford, he was the son of Noble and Elcie
Ellen Bright Young. He married Thelma Evelyn Hallmark in 1950. She preceded
him in death March 10, 1998. He was a farmer and a charter member of the
Forrest Hills Baptist Church of Williford, where he was also a deacon and
Survivors include a daughter, Jolene Clara Rogers of Lakeland, Fla.;
five sons – Dennis Lee Young and William David Young, both of Williford,
Travis Dwane Young and Everett Larry Ratliff, both of Hardy, and Gary Wayne
Ratliff of Ravenden; a bother, Floyd Young of Texas; 12 grandchildren;
and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Feb. 8 in the Chapel of Higginbotham Funeral Home of
Hardy, with the Rev. Maurice Willis officiating. Burial followed in Bradford
Cemetery in Ravenden.
Pallbearers were Jim Miller, Steve Miller, Curtis James, William James,
Gerald Welch, and Tony Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Powell and Steve Collins.
Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service
Inc. of Hardy.
Eddie Lee Ennis, 78, of Williford died May 17, 2002, at his home.
Born March 8, 1924, in Calument, he was the son of Jessie Denton Ennis
and Gertrude Dodson Ennis.
He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of
the Ward Street Church of Christ in Hardy.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Chamness Ennis of Williford;
a son, Terry Lee Ennis of St. Charles, Mo; three daughters – Virginia White
of West Helena, Laverne James of Williford, and Margaret Hughey of Little
Rock; a brother, Donnie Eugene Ennis of Mammoth Spring; two sisters – Virgie
Isabel of Cabot, and Minnie Lou Snowdon of Elaine; nine grandchildren;
and 13 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Corbitt; a brother,
James Dee Ennis; two grandchildren; and his parents.
The funeral was May 21 at Ward Street Church of Christ in Hardy with
Tom O’Neal and Bob Hewett officiating. Burial followed in Baker Cemetery
Pallbearers were Danny Slayton, Joe Yates, Lee Roy Davis, Jimmy Harrison,
Paul Garner and Daryle Aikman.
Honorary pallbearer was Eddie Black.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral
Home of Cave City.
Janice “Jan” Stigall, 63, of Cherokee Village died May 25, 2002, at
her home in Cherokee Village.
Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Laurilyn Lee Dickmann of Charleston S.C.;
three sons – Michael Robert Stigall of Pocahontas, Danny Roy Stigall of
San Diego, and Steven Wayne Stigall of Cherokee Village; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was May 30 at Walnut Ridge. Burial followed at Dail Cemetery
Pallbearers were George Dickmann, Huey Stigall, Ronnie Stigall, Dan
Owens, Ron Littleford and Mark Stigall
Dorothy Jean Wess, 67, of Ash Flat died May 25, 2002.
Born March 10, 1935, in Stewartville, Ala., she was the daughter of
Desta Adel Gilliland Ward and Aaron Ward.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Doyle Wess; a son, Charles Honeycutt
of Stewartville, Ala; two daughters – Kay Honeycutt and Sharry Trawick,
both of Stewartville, Ala; a sister, Mary Roper of Sylacaga, Ala; three
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was May 28 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel. Burial followed at
Grimes Chapel Cemetery in Stewartville.
Robert Lee Williams, 90, of Cherokee Village died May 21, 2002, at
Eaglecrest Nursing Center in Ash Flat.
He was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Amity, Ind. He married Frances A. Palmer
Oct. 7, 1941, in Sullivan, Ind. He retired as a master mechanic from Mitchel
& Scott Machine Company in Indianapolis. He was a Mason, Scottish Rite
and a member of Cherokee Village Men’s Golf Association.
Survivors include his wife, Frances A. Williams; a son, Lee Robert
Williams of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara K. Lawrence of DeRidder,
La.; a sister, Pearl McKibben of West Unity, Ohio; seven grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter Roy Williams.
The funeral was May 24 at Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel in Highland.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.