Miscellaneous Yell County, Arkansas Obituaries


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Frances Barborek 
Frances Masek Barborek, 91, of Russellville died Wednesday, Feb. 14  [2001], at Stella Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 20, 1909, at Dardanelle, a daughter of the late Frank and Olga Sevic Masek, she was a member of the Lakeview Extension Homemakers Club and Saint Johns Catholic Church. She married Frank J. Barborek Jr. on June 24, 1935, at Atkins. They were married 59 years and made their home on Norristown Mountain. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Rudolph and Tony Masek. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank J. Barborek III and Eve Barborek of Vail, Colo., and Bill and Mary Ann Barborek of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Bill T. Smith of Russellville and Sara and Gene Prohl of North Little Rock; a sister, Ann Masek Wesley of Dardanelle; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Valerie and Brian Boyce of North Little Rock, Eugene and Toni Prohl of Mountain Home, Michele Dyer of Tucson, Ariz., Michael and Rebekah Barborek of Orange, Texas, Julie and Aaron Dishman of Houston, Texas, and Doug, Greg and Lisa Barborek, and Steve Smith of Russellville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Sean Williams, and Emily Prohl of Mountain Home, Jacob and Zachary Boyce of North Little Rock, Canaan and Dilyn Barborek of Orange, Texas, Liza Dyer of Tucson, Ariz., and Ashton Barborek and Dominique Tucker of Russellville. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Johns Catholic Church by the Rev. Ernie Hardesty. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers are her grandsons -- Michael, Doug and Greg Barborek, Eugene Prohl, Steve Smith, Todd Renfroe, Brian Boyce and Aaron Dishman. Rosary service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home followed by visitation. 

Helen Wallace 
CLARKSVILLE -- Helen Lee Wallace, 88, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 14  [2001], at her home. She was the daughter of the late John T. and Dovie Jane Bailey Moore, widow of Walter Eugene Wallace and a Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Bailey of Clarksville; a nephew and his wife, James W. and Sharon Bailey of Clarksville; three great-nieces, Angela Vaught and Melodye Stickley of Clarksville, and Tammy Pearson of Chesterfield, Va. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Cox Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Roller-Cox Funeral Service. Pallbearers include Herb Vaught, Cody Vaught, Russell Stickley and Nick Helms. 

Michael Robertson 
Michael Wayne Robertson, 48, of Ola died Thursday, Feb. 15  [2001]. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Humphrey Funeral Service. 

Naomi Hill 
Naomi Hill, 86, of Fort Smith, formerly of Russellville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14  [2001].  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice Clark, widow of Burnie Hill, retired from the payroll department of Whirlpool Corp. and a member of First Christian Church at Fort Smith. She was valedictorian of the 1932 Class of Russellville High School and attended the University of Arkansas. Mrs. Hill was past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and past president of Business and Professional Womens Organization and League of Women Voters. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Noble Clark, and a nephew, Bobby Clark. Survivors include a sister, Mae Scott; two nephews, David Clark of Russellvillie and Dr. Rick Martin of Greenwood; and three nieces, Teddy Martin of Fort Smith, Lea Minor of Tulsa, Okla., and Grace Pumphrey of Springfield, Mo. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home at Fort Smith. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery by Edwards Funeral Service. Pallbearers include Dr. Rick Martin, David Clark, Marvin Minor, Earl D. Martin, Lloyd Pumphrey, Johnny Yusko and Joe Minor. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church building fund, 3600 Free Ferry, Fort Smith 72903, or a favorite charity. 

Jerrie Garrison 
Jerrie Hill Garrison, 60, of Dardanelle died Friday, April 6  [2001], at Stella Manor Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Shinn Funeral Service. 

Sandra Baugh 
Sandra Gail Baugh, 48, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Casa, died Wednesday, April 4  [2001], at Duke University Medical Center at Durham, N.C. Born April 22, 1952, at Little Rock, she was the daughter of the late W.D. Baskin and a retired teacher having taught at Houston-Bigelow and Perry-Casa schools. Survivors include her husband, Bob Baugh; a son, Matthew Baugh of Raleigh; a daughter, Courtney Baugh of Raleigh; her mother, Oleta Baskin of Casa; a sister, Patti Baskin of Rusellville; and an uncle and aunt, Lou and Louise Grienke. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Casa Baptist Church by Dr. Bill Brown, Dr. Stephen Davis and the Rev. Ernest Hardesty. Burial will be in Casa Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers include John Clement, Arnie Burk Sr., Don Dodson, Steve Smith, Robert Cole and Bill Mitchell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Iin lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Bone Marrow Transplant Program, c/o Pam Sutton-Wallace, Suite 1100, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, N.C. 27705. 

Thurman Owens 
DANVILLE -- Thurman Owens, 79, of Havana died Friday, April 6  [2001], at Mitchell Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cornwell Funeral Service. Cora Mayden Cora Jay Mayden, formerly of Russellville, died Monday, April 2, at Baytown, Texas. She was born Nov. 30, 1925 and was the widow of Jim Mayden. Survivors include two sons, Jim Mayden of Fort Worth, Texas, and Joe Mayden of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Judy Tobola of Baytown; and a brother, Mike Coy of Medford, Ore. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Fellowship Church on Russell Road. 

Mary Vaughn 
CLARKSVILLE -- Mary Magdaleen Vaughn, 79, of Ozone died Saturday, June 2  [2001], at her home. She was retired from the laundry and dry cleaning business, daughter of the late Charley Vernon and Maud Elizabeth Carroll Fetterhoff, widow of Joe C. Vaughn and a member of United Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Janice Vaughn of Clarksville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and James Edgmon of Ozone, Ann and Argie Harderson of Oark, and Lindan and Jr. Garrett of Hot Springs; three brothers, Virgil and Albert Fetterhoff of Hermiston, Ore., and Clarence Fetterhoff of Sulfur, Okla.; three sisters, Rachel Rylee of Hartman, Larraine Carney of Hermiston and Ireatha Hammons of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Salus Free Holiness Church by the Rev. Jerry Wood and the Rev. Roger Reid. Burial will be in Case Cemetery at Fallsville by Roller-Cox Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active -- Eddie Kimbriel, Quenton Ramsey, Ken Harderson, Dale Nelson, Stanley Edgmon and Donnie Garrett. Honorary -- Jody Harderson, Charles Harderson, Jamey Edgmon, Jason Vaughn, Daniel Vaughn, Chad Garrett and Brian Garrett. 

Odell Halbrook 
Odell Halbrook, 96, of Scotland (Van Buren County) died Sunday, June 3  [2001], at Riverview Manor Nursing Home at Morrilton. She was born Nov. 23, 1904, at Chimes and was a member of Scotland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Halbrook; and a son, Arnold Junior Dunsworth. Survivors include a stepson, Quincy Halbrook of Califoirnia; a stepdaughter, Hilda Halbrook of Haines City, Fla.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a niece, Reva Dale Thompson of Cleveland. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scotland United Methodist Church by the Rev. A.O. Thompson. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers include Tommy Thompson, James Lowder, Mike Biggs, Clell Watts, Mike Thompson and Gary Flory. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. 

Oma Smith 
Oma I. Smith, 85, of Russellville died Monday, June 4  [2001], at her home. Born Nov. 5, 1915, at London, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Cora Vinson and a member of Crow Mountain Extension Homemakers Club and East Point Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Melvin Smith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Lavern and Ruth Smith of Dardanelle and James Harold and Peggy Smith of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Joyce and Marshall Baker of Russellville; a brother, William Earl Davis of California; a sister-in-law, Lillian Bruck of Russellville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Point Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Mulford and the Rev. Gary Campbell. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active -- Steve Baker, David Smith, David Main, Gary Whorton, David Holiman and Doug Baker. Honorary -- David Harris, Bob Heflin, Ronald Wayne Smith, Jerry Smith and Glen Vinson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 

Ronald Stokes 
Ronald Earl Stokes, 54, of Russellville died Saturday, June 2  [2001], at Saint Marys Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1946, in Russellville, he was the son of the late Carl J. and Marjorie Moore Stokes, a building contractor and a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Judy Stokes; a son, Ronald William Stokes of Russellville; two daughters, Stace Foster of Rogers and Sunne Stokes of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Johnny Cornwell of Dardanelle; and a grandson, Taylor William Stokes. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Park by John Powley. Burial will be by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers include Dr. Bob Williams, Bill Campbell, Johnny Cornwell, Tim Hale, Tom Neumeier, Dr. Ric Doss, Jim Evans and Jon Birmingham. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Jeff Mobley, memorial chairman; 225 Skyline Drive; Russellville 72802. 

Shelli Lamberson 
Shelli Stewart Lamberson, 26, of Russellville died Saturday, June 2  [2001], at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. She was born May 15, 1975, in Russellville to Vernon and Anna Jean Willis Stewart and married Chris Lamberson on May 22, 1998, at Clarksville. A psychological examiner for the University of the Ozarks and Dover Public Schools, she was an honor graduate of Arkansas Tech University and received a masters degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She was a member of the Arkansas School Psychologists Association, National Association of School Psychologists and West Side Church of Christ. She worked in autism research and therapy. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Lucille Willis; and paternal grandparents, Vernon and Inez Stewart. Survivors include her husband, Chris Lamberson; her parents, Vernon and Anna Stewart of Dover; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sherry Stewart of Farmington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharla and Eric Hartzell of Dover and Kelly and Tim Whitson of Fayetteville; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Lynda Lamberson of Dover; two nephews, Jake Brewer of Fayetteville and Wade Lamberson of Russellville; three nieces, Shelby and Gracie Hartzell of Dover, and Ashley Brewer of Fayetteville; a brother-in-law and his wife, Kyle and Kelli Lamberson of Russellville; two uncles, Johnny L. Willis and his wife, Dorothy, of Tacoma, Wash., and James Willis of Russellville; two aunts, Etta King and her husband, Eugene, of Fort Smith and Evelyn Clifton and her husband, Ross, of Van Buren; a great-uncle and great-aunt, Harold and Juanita Willis of Freemont, Calif.; and her grandmother-in-law, Lucille Vines of Dover. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at West Side Church of Christ by Jeff Richardson and Bruce Grice. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active -- Kyle Lamberson, Corey Brownfield, Shawn Modersohn, Eric Hartzell, Shane Helm and Tim Singleton. Honorary -- Harold Willis, James Willis, Johnny Willis, Mike Lee, Rick Smith, Garry Beavers, John James, Stuart Cary, Ellen Kennedy Marsh, faculty and staff of Jones Learning Center and faculty of Dover Public Schools. Memorials may be made to the Shelli Stewart Lamberson Endowed Scholarship Fund, University of the Ozarks, Advancement Office, 415 North College Ave., Clarksville 72830. 

Shirley Middlebrook 
DANVILLE --Shirley Elizabeth Middlebrook, 65, of Plainview died Saturday, June 2  [2001]. She was born Jan. 30, 1936, in Oklahoma City to Thomas and Mary Mahoney Sheehan and was a sales representative for Avon for 21 years. She was retired from Morton Frozen Foods, a former member of the Plainview City Council and a member of Plainview PTA, VFW Post 8525 auxiliary and Wilmont Place Baptist Church at Oklahoma City. She was a Cub Scout leader and a volunteer for Veterans Hospital at Little Rock and for AAA. She was preceded in death by husbands, Morris Shepard, Cravens Middlebrook and G.L. Vess; two brothers, Bill Sheehan and John Sheehan; and two sisters, Martha Elrod and Marjorie Smith. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Donna Shepard and Vernon and LaDawn Joy Middlebrook, all of Plainview; five grandchildren, Shane Shepard, Nathan Middlebrook, Tyler Sisco, Bridgette Watson and Amber Watson; a sister-in-law, Betty Jackson of Russellville; a nephew, Joe Elrod of Oklahoma; and two nieces, Mary Gregory of Texas and Elizabeth Smith of Oklahoma. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Okmulgee Cemetery at Okmulgee, Okla., by Cornwell Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active -- Rusty Wilker, Danny Tarkington, Kevin Weaver, Charles Harris and Bo Reeves. Honorary -- members of Fisher-Law Post 8525 of Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. 
Thirstle Bewley Jr. 
ATKINS -- Thirstle Peanut Bewley Jr., 63, of Atkins died Sunday, June 3  [2001]. Born April 6, 1938, in Pope County, he was the son of the late Thirstle and Mayme Bewley, and retired from the Pope County Road Department. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Earl Bewley; two brothers; and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Helen Stevenson Bewley; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Larry Woody of Atkins; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and JoAnn Bewley, Bobby and Mary Bewley and Jerry and Ruth Bewley of Atkins; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Charles Peugh of Atkins; and three grandchildren, Jacob Thirstle and Hannah Elizabeth Glenn, and Keller Campbell Woody. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Happy Valley Assembly of God by the Rev. Andy Koester and the Rev. Greg Murphy. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Active -- Bill Roberts, Leon Byrum, Ellis Luningham, Bill Abernathy, Jerry Taylor and Lynn Price. Honorary -- Pat Burnett, Terrel Rackley, Billy Fields, Mike Sober, Willard Davis, Jerry Luningham, Ray Motley, Jerry Chronister and Dr. Ben Johnson. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission, 1501 North University, Suite 470, Little Rock 72207. 

Martin Brewer 
DANVILLE -- Martin Edward Brewer, 59, of Belleville died Tuesday, July 8  [2003], at Hot Springs National Park Medical Center. 
Born April 14, 1944, at Rogers, he was the son of the late Woodrow Cleburn and Dessie May Kinder Brewer, worked for the Yell County Road Department for 25 years and was a member of Belleville United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVern Wilson Brewer; and a brother, Quinton Daniel Brewer. 
Survivors include two sons and two daughters, Chuck Brewer and Misty Elders of Rogers, and Marlene Brewer and Marlin Brewer of Dardanelle; seven brothers, Lindon Brewer, James Carrol Brewer, Harold Cleburn Brewer, Donald Carl Brewer, Jackie Loyd Brewer, Micheal Ray Brewer and Johnny Edwind Brewer; three sisters, Wanda Lou Richardson, Shirley Ann Jones and Linda Fay Weston; six grandchildren, Jasmine Matthews of Dardanelle, Tonya, Jonathan, Josh and Matthew Elders, and Brandon Brewer, all of Rogers; a great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces. 
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Cornwell Chapel officiated by the Rev. Joe Gramling. Burial will be in Mountain Springs Cemetery on Chickalah Mountain. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Service. 
Active -- Josh Essman, Buddy Haney, Chad Miller, Brandon Woodard, Derek Espolt, Maxy Shinn, Tommy Fowler and Johnny Moore. 
Honorary -- Dale Knight, David Laster, staff of National Park Hospital, River Valley Kidney Center and Hot Springs Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. John Wayne Smith, employees of the Yell County Road Department and Dr. Warren. 

Malcolm Holman 
Malcolm D. Holman, 27, of North Little Rock, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Saturday, July 5  [2003], at Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center at Little Rock. 
He was born Dec. 20, 1976, and was a graduate of Calvary Academy High School at Springfield where he was an honor roll student and basketball player. He received basketball scholarships to a junior college in Iowa and then to Arkansas Tech University where he received a bachelor of science degree. He was a shift manager for Tyson Foods. 
Survivors include his parents, Roland Holman Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Carolyn Holman of Springfield, Ill.; a brother, Martin Holman of Sparta, Ill.; a sister, Tamara Bailey of Springfield; grandmothers, Katherine Steptoe of Sparta, Ill., and Helen Parsons of Springfield; two nephews; three nieces; and several uncles and aunts. 
Funeral was Thursday at Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Springfield. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery by James D. Memorial Chapel.

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