Frances Masek Barborek, 91, of Russellville died Wednesday, Feb. 14
, 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
CLARKSVILLE -- Helen Lee Wallace, 88, of Clarksville died Wednesday,
Feb. 14 , 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 Wayne Robertson, 48, of Ola died Thursday, Feb. 15
. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Humphrey Funeral
Naomi Hill, 86, of Fort Smith, formerly of Russellville, died Wednesday,
Feb. 14 . 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
Jerrie Hill Garrison, 60, of Dardanelle died Friday, April 6
, at Stella Manor Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements will be
announced by Shinn Funeral Service.
Sandra Gail Baugh, 48, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Casa, died Wednesday,
April 4 , 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.
DANVILLE -- Thurman Owens, 79, of Havana died Friday, April 6
, 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
CLARKSVILLE -- Mary Magdaleen Vaughn, 79, of Ozone died Saturday, June
2 , 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, 96, of Scotland (Van Buren County) died Sunday, June
3 , 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 I. Smith, 85, of Russellville died Monday, June 4 ,
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 Earl Stokes, 54, of Russellville died Saturday, June 2
, 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 Stewart Lamberson, 26, of Russellville died Saturday, June 2
, 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.
DANVILLE --Shirley Elizabeth Middlebrook, 65, of Plainview died Saturday,
June 2 . 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 . 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.
DANVILLE -- Martin Edward Brewer, 59, of Belleville died Tuesday, July
8 , 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 D. Holman, 27, of North Little Rock, formerly of Springfield,
Ill., died Saturday, July 5 , 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.