Miscellaneous White County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Ruby Louise Mason
Ruby Louise Mason, 83, of Bradford died September 9, 1999. Born April 6, 1916, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Dalton L. and Winona O'Brien Burgess. The widow of N.H. Mason, she was a homemaker and member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Bradford Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Mason of Heber Springs and James N. Mason of Hope; one daughter, Louise Piker of Heber Springs; one sister, Helen Pauline Blanton of Westerville, Ohio; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2 at Bradford Baptist Church with burial in Hickmon Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.

Glenda Fern Austin
Glenda Fern Austin, 61, of Searcy died November 12, 1999. Born February 6, 1938, in Nashville, Kansas, she was the daughter of Alfred and Edna Dicke Opitz. A graduate of Garden City Kansas High School and Fort Hays State College in Kansas, she taught high school in Kansas, was a bookkeeper and a member of Shepherd Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose Lodge and River Oaks Golf Course.
Survivors include her mother, Edna Dicke Opitz of Mountain Home; her husband, John Austin, of whom she married June 2, 1963; and two sisters, Carol Malcolm of Ness City, Kansas, and Phyllis Goss of Mountain Home.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Opitz.
Services will be this morning at 10 at Searcy Funeral Home Chapel with entombment at Kirby Cemetery and Mausoleum in Mountain Home at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Searcy. Arrangements are by Searcy Funeral Home.

Ida Faye Horton
Ida Faye Horton, 80, of Searcy died September 9, 1999. Born December 28, 1918, in Georgetown, she was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Acree and Mattie Viola Wright. She was a service girl with the International Shoe Factory and member of Bethel Assembly.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Martindale of Kensett; four sisters, Pearlie Good and Rosa Lee Andrews of Kensett, Lenora Johnson of Conway and Rozella Tucciarone of Fair Port, New York; a brother, Thomas Acree of Kingman, Arizona; a grandson, Lynnie Cockrum of Searcy; and two granddaughters, Eugenia Kujath of Minnesota and Tina Jackson of Bald Knob.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Snook; and brothers, Wesley Acree and Lorne Acree.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Daniel Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Visitation began at 6 on Friday.

Earl Leon McMillion
Earl Leon McMillion, 56, of Wilburn died November 11, 1999.
Born February 20, 1943, at Patterson, he was the son of the late Floyd Belle and Audie Hughes McMillion. He was a graduate of Pangburn High School, a draftsman, a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Air Force, and a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Shae McMillion of Pangburn; two sons, Dusty McMillion of Kensett and Jeff Eldridge of Colorado; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sunday at Pangburn Praise and Worship Center. Arrangements were by Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.

Barney Herbert Humphries
Barney Herbert Humphries, 60, of Judsonia died September 9, 1999. Born January 15, 1939, in Jacksonville, he was the son of Bradley Monroe and Mary Fairliss Humphries. He was a carpenter, served in the Arkansas Army National Guard, served 30 years with the Masons and was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Humphries; a son, Barney Herbert Humphries Jr. of Mabelvale; daughters, Annette Arnold and Rebecca Jean Brown of Judsonia; a sister, Thelma Hensley of Seagonville, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Powell Chapel with burial in Providence Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia. Visitation will be from 6-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Randall Franklin Osborn
Randall Franklin Osborn, 74, of Searcy died November 14, 1999. Born March 8, 1925, in Kennett, Missouri, he was the son of Cecil and Maggie Smith Osborn. He was a retired construction company welder and an United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in France.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Osborne; four sons, Bill Mathis of Lansing, Michigan, Jerry Osborn of Concord, and John Osborn and Jackie Osborn, both of McRae; two daughters, Judy Lybarger of Butler, Missouri, and Melody Harrison of Austin; one step-son, Elmer James of Evening Shade; one step-daughter, Teresa Cofran of Judsonia; two brothers, G.B. Ward of Yellville and Troy Ward of Kingsburg, California; two sisters, Dean Bramlett of Texas and Nayrene Qualls of Redfield; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Maggie Ward; his first wife, Virgie Osborn; two daughters, Gwendolyn Sue Osborn and Ginger Darlene Fritz; and two brothers.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.

Roger Morris Crawford
Roger Morris Crawford, 51, of Russell died September 9, 1999. Born November 13, 1947, in Searcy, he was the son of Robert (Bob) and Nellie McFarland Crawford. He was a driver for the Sam Baker Trucking Company and a member of the Bald Knob Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Georgie Fay Crawford; a son, Jason Crawford of Rockford, Illinois; a daughter, Angie Simmons of Rockford; his mother, Nellie Martin of Bald Knob; a step-son, Chuckie Burnett of Searcy; two step-daughters, Michelle VanTassell of Judsonia and Trina Culwell of Bald Knob; three brothers, Bobby Crawford of Opkye, Illinois, Bill Crawford of McCrory and Dale Crawford of Searcy; three sisters, Julia Wilson and Joan Loyd of Judsonia and Sue Wiggins of McCrory; and four grandchildren, Carmen Mulvaney and Christian Culwell of Bald Knob and Kayla and Madison VanTassell of Judsonia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Crawford; and a brother, Carl Crawford.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bald Knob Church of God with burial in Carter Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.

Henry Calvin Kurck
Funeral services for Henry Calvin Kurck of Searcy were held October 9, 1999, at McEuen-Hancock Chapel with the Reverend Joe Goodwin officiating. Songs included "Fallen Leaves," "Take My Hand Precious Lord" and "Precious Memories" by granddaughter Kelly Henry.
Pallbearers were Wade Litaker, Corey Kurck, Nathan Kurck, Justin Kurck, Chad Litaker, Colby Kurck, Jeremy Kurck and Marty Kurck. Burial was in Sidon Cemetery by McEuen-Hancock Funeral Home.

Roberta Gail Smith
Roberta Gail Smith, 87, of Searcy died Saturday, November 13, 1999.
Born May 9, 1913, in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Laura Eves, she was a retired pediatric nurse and a member of the local AARP and West Side Church of Christ Golden Years Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alford E. Smith.
Survivors include two half brothers, Bill Eves of Cross Hill, South Carolina and Thomas Eves of South Lyons, Michigan.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at White County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.

Barney King
Barney King, 91, of Searcy died September 10, 1999.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at West Race Baptist Church in Searcy with burial in Roosevelt Cemetery by McEuen-Hancock Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-9 tonight at the funeral home.

William Howard Collison
William Howard Collison, 91, of Bald Knob died November, 15, 1999.
Funeral services will be announced by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.

Houston Alfred Stracener
Houston Alfred Stracener, 84, of Searcy died January 16, 2000. Born May 20, 1915, in Gravel Hill, he was the son of Winburn and Carrie Bates Stracener. He was the retired owner of Northside Grocery, a veteran of World War II and member of Downtown Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Fannie Stracener; a son, Danny Stracener of Cabot; two sisters, Nora Stevens of Searcy and Opie Chapblis of Texarkana, Texas; and a granddaughter, Leslie McAlister of Beebe.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Stracener; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services were Monday at Roller-Daniel Chapel with Jack Wood Sears officiating. Songs were "Fairest Lord Jesus," "Whispering Hope" and "Blessed Assurance."
Pallbearers were Bill Smith, Olen Barger, Terry Kernodle, Harvy Robins, Kenneth Billings and Stroud Jennings. Burial was in White County Memorial Gardens by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Searcy Children's Home.

Golden Coolidge Webb
Golden Coolidge Webb, 76, of Searcy died June 19, 2000. Born June 19, 1924, in Quitman, he was the son of the Reverend Charlie Franklin Webb and Rosie Woody Webb. He was a retired self-employed electrician and member of the International Electric Inspectors Association and First Assembly of God Church in Searcy, where he was a member of the mission team and a former deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Dorthel Webb; two sons, Jerry Webb and Jeff Webb of Searcy; one daughter, Teresa Turman of Searcy; one sister, Vera McCoy of Rose Bud; nine grandchildren, Barry Webb, Bobby Webb, Angela Bennett, Matthew Turman, Rachel Turman, Sarah Fuhrer, Leslie Webb, Corey Webb and Micah Webb; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church with burial in White County Memorial Gardens by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church.

Larry Lanny Smith
Funeral services for Larry Lanny Smith of Garner were held August 22, 2000, at Garner Baptist Church with Brother Bill Pennington, Brother Bob Arthur and Brother Jerry Langley officiating. Songs were "When Dust Shall Sing" by Marvell Gowen and "I Will Meet You in the Morning" and "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" by the congregation. Linda Smith was pianist.
Pallbearers were Dale Smith, Mike Smith, Huey Spence, Jason Smith, Glen Judkins and Jerrell Boyd. Burial was in Cheek Cemetery by Searcy Funeral Home.

John B. Miller
John B. Miller, a long-time resident of Searcy, died Friday, September 8, 2000. Born February 24, 1921, in Uniondale, Indiana, he was the son of John and Mary Etta Ditzler Miller. He was a long-time businessman in Searcy, and owned and operated the Miller Milling Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Searcy and a veteran of World War II. He was a Turret gunner on a bomber that was shot down over eastern Europe.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Doris Miller; and sisters, Margaret Cupp and Marceille Shutt of Bluffton, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Lela Haflich, Naomi Boulware, Mary Lou Thomas and Mabeline Keplinger.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Powell Chapel in Searcy with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton, Indiana, by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Searcy or CARTI.

Mary Lou Cook Munson
Mary Lou Cook Munson, 68, of Searcy died January 15, 2000. Born March 29, 1931, in Mt. Springs (Lonoke County), she was the daughter of H.W. and Thelma Cook. A 1949 graduate of Cabot High School, she was a homemaker and member of Cabot First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Munson; a son, Michael Munson of Tulsa; a daughter, Patti Munson of Searcy; and two brothers, W.D. Cook of Austin and James Cook of Flint, Michigan.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care Inc. in Searcy.

Carl Huston Hawkins
Carl Huston Hawkins, 73, of Quitman died February 23, 2000. Born October 13, 1926, in Alicia, he was the son of W.H. (Bill) and Lissa West Hawkins. He was a retired plumber and farmer, a Baptist and a disabled American Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Beatrice Tate Hawkins; sons, Garry Don Hawkins of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Larry Glenn Hawkins of Quitman; a daughter, Paula Sue Hawkins Dowell of Batesville; two sisters, Mardell Hutcheson of Bald Knob and Helen Steinke of Mountain Home; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bob, Charles A. and Johnny Hawkins.
Graveside services will be this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Center Point Cemetery at Quitman by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Quitman Baptist Church.

Ethel I. Allen
Ethel I. Allen, 72, of Leesburg, Florida, former resident of Searcy, died October 2, 2000. She was born in San Bernardino, California, and moved to central Florida in 1997. She was a member of United Morrison Church and a homemaker. She was also a past member of the White County Medical Center Auxiliary and Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Allen, and one daughter, Barbara Montgomery.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Robert and Sara Montgomery of Searcy, and a niece, Susan Zell of Hopewell, Virginia. 
The family will have a memorial service honoring her Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in the Pyeatt Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, Allen has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lois Mangum
Lois Mangum, 87, of Searcy died January 15, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Rister of Searcy and Charlene Gresham of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Westbrook Chapel with burial in Romance Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.

Garland David Roetzel
Garland David Roetzel, 59, of New Blaine, formerly of White County, died February 22, 2000. He was a retired building contractor and member of a Free Will Baptist Church. He was a 1958 graduate of White County Central Schools and salutatorian of his class. He also attended Arkansas State University at Beebe.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Roetzel; two daughters, Melissa Renee Roetzel of Ozark and Cynthia Ann Schultz of Driggs; three step-daughters, Odessa Gainer of Leavenworth, Kansas, Carol Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, and Laura Bearden of Chickasha, Oklahoma; one son, Bobby Darrel Roetzel of Searcy; a step-son, Kelly Bearden of Charleston; his mother, Lola Hughes of Searcy; one sister, Shirley Lou Rambo of Jacksonville; one brother, Clayton Gary Roetzel of Judsonia; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at his home at 592 Thompson Bay Look in New Blaine. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Elouise Abbott
Funeral services for Elouise Abbott of Searcy were held September 8, 2000, at Roller-Daniel Chapel with Brother David Crouch officiating.
Pallbearers were David Abbott, Jerry Matheny, Fred Choate, Eddie Bassett, Doug Bassett and Dave Webb. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.

Alton Ray "Bo' Coleman
Funeral services for Alton Ray "Bo" Coleman were conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at Roller-Daniel Chapel with Brother Douglas Robison officiating.
Special music was lead and provided by Dr. Ed Baggett and the Westside Church of Christ Singers. Song selections included "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus," and "Faith In Victory."
Pallbearers were Tracy Coleman, Randy West, Morgan L. Watson, Kenneth Crafton, Bob Conder, and Leon Person. 
Burial was in Romance Cemetery by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.

Edith Mae Roberson
Edith Mae Roberson, 80, of Bradford, died Sunday, October 15, 2000. She was the widow of Frank Roberson, and the daughter of Harry and Fruzie Turner. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include five sons, James Roberson of Sugar Grove, Illnois, Wayne Roberson of Bradford, Gary Roberson of Heber Springs, Larry Roberson of Bradford and Jerry Roberson of Charlette; one brother; three sisters; 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Bradford Assembly of God. Burial will be at Union Grove Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.

Irene Newman
Irene Newman, 82, of Searcy died February 23, 2000. Born February 21, 1918, in Romance, she was the daughter of Rufus and Vernie Stracener Roberson. She was a homemaker and member of Harmony United Methodist Church.
Survivors include brothers, Roland Roberson of Searcy and Don Roberson of Kensett; and sisters, Maxine Westermark of Shelby, Montana, and Thelma Waggle of Searcy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Newman; and her parents.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roller-Daniel Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church.


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