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Obituaries of Newton County and Northwestern Arkansas Area


Eilene Manen, 76 of Ponca, Arkansas passed away Sat. April 7, 2001 at her home. She was born Nov. 20, 1924 at Wayton, Arkansas a daughter to Tom and Martha Pallie Youngblood Harris. She was a homemaker and a loving dedicated mother and had lived most all her life in Newton Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, a stepson, Gary Manen and a brother, Rufus Harris. A Husband Floyd Ramsey and a husband J.D. Compton.

Survivors are her husband Noel Manen of Ponca; 5 sons, Arnold (Dock) Ramsey, Bob Ramsey and Bill Ramsey all of Parthenon; James Compton of Jasper and Jiggs Compton of Moberly Mo. 4 stepsons: Jimmy Manen of Houston Tx, Larry Manen of Harrison, Richard Manen of Jasper, and Allen Manen of Compton. 8 daughters: Alice Hanna, Louise Brazeal and Betty Gaddis all of K.C. Ks.; Lavern Lawson of Mt. Home, Ar, Carol Brazeal of Pleasant Hill, Mo, Janice Turley of Shiloh, Judy Willey of Harrison, and Karen Walker of Athens, Tn. 8 brothers: Robert Loyd Harris of Humansville, Mo, Loyal Riley Harris of Flemington, Mo, Marvin Harris and Jessie Harris of K.C. Ks, Lonnie Earl Harris of Kokoma, Indiana, Arlis Gene of Harrison, Ar, Edgar Harris of Collins, Mo. and James Harris of Arma Kansas; 3 sisters: Dorothy Vanderpool of Jasper, Ark, Elvie Cain of Louisburg, Ks. and Susie Champlin of Cave City, Ar. and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Mossville United Baptist Church Tue. 11:00am 4-10-2001 Officiating was Rev. David Stratton.

Pallbearers: Ricky Sattler, Denny Turley, Dustin Manen, Tommy Roland, Steven Turley, Jr, Kenneth Lawson, Adam Turley Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Compton, Jakcson Villines, Steven Turley, Sr. Jason Manen. Interment at Mossville Cemetery, Mossville, Arkansas. {nct} Billie Harris.

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Ray Dean Manos, 83, of Decatur died May 19, 2001, at Gravette Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1917, in Gravette to Willie 'Bill' Marshall and Elizabeth Haley Manos. He moved to Decatur in 1940 and was a farmer and a service man for Peterson Industries until retiring in 1982. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, and he was a member of the First Assembly of God in Decatur.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice 'Sis' Austin Manos of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Garry Manos and Roxanna of Gentry and Larry Manos and Glenda of Siloam Springs; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Manos of Bella Vista and Dale Manos of Long Beach, Calif.; one sister, Margie Schaub of Temple City, Calif.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God in Decatur with Jack Austin and Kirk Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Building Fund in Decatur. {mn}

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Scott Marrs, Jr., 70, of 20047 Fawn Road, Springdale, Arkarnsas died June 21, 2000 at Rochier Heights Nursing Center at Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born October 28, 1929 at Boston, Arkansas, the son of Scott C. and Myrtle Ivy Porter Marrs. He was retired from Jones Truck Lines and a member of Victory Free Will Baptist Church at Springdale, where be served as a deacon for thirty-six years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Marine Corps, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2352 at Combs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1994 and by one son, Darrell Glenn Marrs in 1999.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ermadean Watson Marrs of the home; one son and two daughters-in-Iaw, Andy and Diane Marrs of Springdale, Arkansas and Mrs. Donna Marrs of Springdale, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in- law, Fern and Randy Villines of Springdale, Arkansas; his father, Mr. Scott C. Marrs, St. of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one brother, Glayton Marrs of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Leveda Bolick and Mrs. Lavern Gardner, both of Springdale, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Nathan Sharp, Justin Marrs, Riley Marrs, Devin Marrs, Hollye Marrs, Tracee Marrs, Drew Marrs, Dylan Marrs, and Kallie Huffmaster

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24th in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with Rev. Layton Porter and .Rev. Loy Counts officiating, and his first pastor, Rev. C.R. Fassio, as Honorary minister. Interment was in the Cove Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home at Huntsville. Pallbearers were Elmer Martin, Bill Harrison, John Reynolds, Jack Watkins, Noel Self, Phillip Bowen, Larry McGlocklin, Floyd Collins, and Presley Thomas. {mcr}

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Debra Denise Marshall, age 43, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at home. She was born on July 27, 1956 at Kansas City, MO. to Darrell and Jimmie Holt Smith. She married Darvin Wayne Marshall on April 30, 1973 at Mr. Judea. She was preceded in death by her father Darrell Smith. She was a member of the Oakland Heights Assembly of God Church and a former member of the Piercetown Holiness Church at Piercetown, AR.

Survivors include her husband, Darvin Marshall of the home; 2 sons, David Marshall and Craig Marshall, both of Russellville, AR; 1 grandson, Jonathon Marshall, Russellville, AR; Mother, Jimmie Smith of Piercetown, AR; 3 sisters and 3 brother-in-law, Brenda & Keith Bohannon of Malvern, AR., Sharon & Len Wallin of Hasty, AR and Janet Smith of Piercetown, AR. Lots of family and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at the Piercetown Holiness Church at Piercetown, AR., officiated by Rev. Roy Chisum and Rev. Clinton Reddell, Burial will be at the Mt. Judea Cemetery at Mr. Judea, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at Humphrey Funeral Service and 6-8 PM Tuesday at Coffman Funeral Home at Jasper, AR. Internet obituary may be found at

Pallbearers are Keith Freeman, Kevin Freeman, Wayne Henson, John Mitchell, Darrell Wallin, and Steve Bohannon. Honorary pallbearers are Sherry & Tony Antrim, Vonalou & Roy Coleman, Tina and Billy Tanner and Donna Sparks. {nct}

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Kathryn Sue Reynolds Marson, 51, of Fayetteville died June 13, 2000 at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She was born November 23, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, to the Rev. Richard C. and K. Gene Weaver Reynolds. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Ohio State University and the University of Arkansas. She was a former employee of Huntsville Hospital, and a Home Health Car Nurse. She was presently employed by Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was a Christian. She was a gardener, a guitar player and enjoyed singing.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katelyn Susan Marson, her father, Rev. Richard c. Reynolds, and a brother, Mark R. Reynolds.

Survivors include her husband, Dave Marson of the home; one son, Nate Marson of the home; one daughter, Lindsey Marson of the home; her mother K. Gene Reynolds of Huntsville, a grandson, Aleric Elisas Conner Busbee of Hindsville; two nephews, Justin Reynolds of Gainsville, Georgia, Josh Reynolds of Jacksonville, Florida; two nieces, Rebekah Reynolds of Valdosta, Georgia; Sarah Reynolds of Valdosta, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. June 24 at the Witter Cemetery. The family received friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville, and a time of fellowship followed at the Christ Lighthouse Church near Huntsville. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. July 1 at the Tom Rimkus home near Forum.

A memorial fund has been established at the Bank of Fayetteville. {mcr}

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Lester B. Martin, 73, Grandview, Mo. passes away Friday, March 23, 2001 at Research Medical Center. Memorial services was at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Interment was in Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens, Lee's Summit, MO. The family suggests contributions to the Charity of one's choice. Lester was born April 16, 1927 in Kansas City, MO to Dewey E. and Laura E. (Kilgore) Martin. He graduated from Northeast High School, attended Kansas City Central Business College, American Institute of Banking, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces in the Pacific Theater of LSM 102 and LSM 151. Lester was in the banking profession for 45 years, starting in 1946 at First National Bank of Kansas City, MO IN 1959, he was on organizing officer and secretary of the Board of Directors for the Leawood National Bank of Kansas City, MO., later becoming Executive Vice President.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father Chester Mathany; brother, Roy Edward Martin, and son, Richard D. Marin.

Survivors include his wife, Ireta J. Martin of the home; sons, David L. Martin, Overland Park, KS., and Robert O. Lanning, Oak Grove, MO; four grandsons; one granddaughter, (Arrangements; D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel {nct}

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Paul A. Martin, 87, of Fayetteville, died April 23, 1999 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born June 6, 1911 in Greenland to Edward Henry and Estella Carney Martin. He was retired owner of Martin's Hatchery and Feed Store and a member of Central United Methodist Church and was a past board member. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Rotary Club. He was preceded in death by his wives, Myrtle Barnes Martin and Gene Faye Martin.

Survivors include: one son, Paul Loyd Martin of Ozark; one daughter, Barbara Carol Williams of Camden; two stepdaughters, Aria Steinberg and Chloe Jean Howell, both of Fayetteville; one brother, Arthur Martin of Grove, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, 1999 at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial was in Fairview memorial Gardens. {mcr}

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Mrs. Rachel V. Mashburn, who was born in East Tennessee February 4, 1845, died January 17, 1929, at Rocky, Oklahoma and her remains were interred Saturday afternoon in Upper Camp Ground Cemetery south of Kingston, her old home.

Heart trouble, complicated with infirmities of old age was the cause of her death. Funeral services were conducted at rocky by Rev. Duggins and Rev. Team, and at Moore's Funeral Home in Fayetteville by Rev. Finney.

The deceased was the daughter of King Johnston, one of the pioneer settlers of Kingston and from whose name that town was named. She made Kingston her home until about 21 years ago when her husband died, and since then she has resided alternately with her children who are: W.V. Mashburn of Sapulpa, OK., K.J. Mashburn of Muskogee, OK., Mrs. Lillie Potts, Mrs. Effied Dooley and Mrs. Nona Cook of Pryor, OK., Mrs. Lula Sparks and Mrs. Nellie Wright of Rocky, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ada Thomas and J.D. Mashburn of Fayetteville. Relatives and friends attending the burial were Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Potts of Pryor, W.V. Mashburn of Sapulpa, Tom Sparks of Rocky, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Mashburn of Fayetteville, and A.R. Rogers of Rocky. {fdn}

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Lourne Mayes, 70, of St. Paul died May 28, 1997 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born February 7, 1927 at Catalpa, Ark., the daughter of Orville and Rose Bell Cowan Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Full Gospel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles Walter Mayes, in 1982.

Survivors include four sons, Gordon Mayes and Lloyd Mayes both of St. Paul, Ricky Mayes of Prairie Grove, and Charles Mayes of West Fork; three daughters, Charlotte Garnett and Margrette Masterson both of Kansas City, Mo., and Barbara Prunty of Congress Georgia; three sisters, Virgie Lea Robinson of Oark, Mozelle Cowan and Maxine Chesser both of Clarksville; one uncle, Delmar Robinson of Clarksville; one aunt, Lillie Cowan of Clarksville; 29 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 31 at the St. Paul Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Doyle Baker officiating. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home. Pallbearers were David Masterson, Robert Gregory, Robert James Gregory, Rick Thacker, Lanny Edens, and Leroy Mayes. {mcr}

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Earnest Claud McChristian, 80, of Japton, Arkansas died June 25, 2000 at his home. He was born July 6, 1919 at Japton, Arkansas the son of Thomas Maynard and Pearl Alpha Eubanks McChristian. He was a veteran of World War Two, serving in the United States Navy, and a carpenter and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Mrs. Maida Pauline Spurlock McChristian on February 22, 1998, one daughter, Mrs. Carol Rogers, one sister, Mrs. Faye Smith, and his parents.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Pat McChristian of Pettigrew, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in- law, Karen Sue and Ruben Bowman of Huntsville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Mitchell of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Mrs. Bessie Mitchell of Japton, Arkansas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 28th with Jack Harriman, Minister, officiating. Interment was in the Grose Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home at Huntsville. Pallbearers were: Eric Strong, Jon Bowman, Jamie McChristian, Bret Strong, Kevin Brubaker and Thomas Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers were: Lee Holt, Jake Eubanks, Hershel Harriman, Robert Harriman, Charlie Clevenger, Ervin Duncan, Dave Marrs, Edd Rogers, and Terrance Mitchell. {mcr}

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Clifford A. McCoy, 72, of Huntsville died May 31st (1997) at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born February 16, 1925 at Whitener, the son of Alfred 'Alf and Mattie Eubanks McCoy. He had retired from Campbell Soup Company in Fayetteville. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leola Samuels McCoy of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Debbie McCoy of Springdale; Jerry and Vicky McCoy and Scott and Heather McCoy, all of Huntsville, and Lanny and Sharon Byrd of Japton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and David Baker of Mayfield; Luann and Paul Auslam of Fayetteville and Karen and Rick Puryear of Spring Valley; two brothers, Alvie McCoy and Gene McCoy, both of Mayfield; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and one step great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Brashears

Funeral Home at Huntsville with Rev. Earl Dean Morris and the Rev. Porter Bryant officiating.

Burial was in the Old Bethel Cemetery near Red Star.

Pallbearers were Jim, Phil, Rick and Tom McCoy, Carl Sloan, Steve Samuels and Marty Samuels. {nct}

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Wilma R. McCoy, 93, of Huntsville died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Meadowview Healthcare and Rehab in Huntsville.

Born April 17, 1908, in Huntsville, she was the daughter of John Riley and Ella Elizabeth Harper Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Carson "Buck" McCoy. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Dean McCoy of Huntsville; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brashears Funeral home in Huntsville with the Rev. Eldon Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in the Bohannan Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. {mcr}

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Margo D. McCraven, 56, of Bella Vista died May 26, 2001, at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Carroll, Iowa, to Victor and Margy Pound. She graduated from Scranton (Penn.) High School in 1963 and attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Bella Vista in 1993 from California, where she had been a building inspector.

Survivors include her parents of Bella Vista; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd McCraven and Ivon of Glendora, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Pearson and Robert of Bentonville; one brother, Victor D. Pound Jr. of Michigan; one sister, Pamela D. Pemble of Iowa; six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Bella Vista Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bella Vista Animal Shelter, 32 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, 72714. {mn}

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Bobby Rex McCutcheon, 63, of Harrison died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Harrison.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Holt Memorial Chapel.

The son of Lloyd Ray and Alma A. Horn-Wasbutsky McCutcheon was born Nov. 27, 1938, at Snowball. {nct}

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Violet Genevee McElhaney, 70, of Hindsville died June 5, 2001, at her home. She was born April 14, 1931, in Mountain Springs to Athel Bazil and Gladys Viola Guthrie Calico. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Vance McElhaney of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Little and Bill of Goshen; two brothers, Thirl Calico of Owasso, Okla., and Jerry Callico of Hindsville; one sister, Linda McClintock of West Fork; three granddaughters, Lindi Edens and Laura McCoy of Fayetteville and Glenda McCoy of Rogers; two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville with the Rev. Earl Dean Morris officiating. Burial will be in Boatright Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce McClintock, David McClintock, Andre McClintock, Tim Calico, Dustin Edens and Paul Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Woodbridge, Bud Stout and Glenn Latham. {mn}

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Rev. Louis Vondean 'Popee' McFerrin, 71, of Elm Springs died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Springdale.

Born May 24, 1930, in Kingston, he was the son of George and Mary Esta McFerrin.

He was a Sunday School teacher for the senior adult class at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Springdale, where he was a member since November 1994. He was voted Father of the Year in 1999.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Charlene of the home; three sons, Montie McFerrin and Jerry McFerrin, both of Wichita, Kan., and Tim McFerrin of Elm Springs; a daughter, Connie Hinkle of Elm Springs; a sister, Eulena Casteel of Springdale; three brothers, Park McFerrin, Wendell McFerrin and Carroll McFerrin, all of Springdale; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Springdale with the Rev. Clark Snow officiating. Burial will be in Elm Springs Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Springdale. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church. {dr}

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Vernell Loretta McKinlay, 73, of Bella Vista died May 29, 2001, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Hugo and Loretta Kreuger Lathrop. She moved to Bella Vista 10 years ago from Milwaukee and was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista. She was a volunteer at Bates Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur McKinlay of Bella Vista; one son, Jay Farnam of Tavernier, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Hoad of New Port Richey, Fla.; one stepson, Glen Hugh McKinlay of Milwaukee; two stepdaughters, Lynn Susan Brennen and Gail Jean Underdale, both of Milwaukee; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista with the Rev. Richard Jebsen officiating. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee. Local arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. {mn}

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Wade Bryant McReynolds, 3, died May 19, 2001. He was born March 27, 1998, in Rogers to Derk and Kim Myers McReynolds. He was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time on the ranch, and he liked to fish.

Survivors include his parents of Siloam Springs; maternal grandparents, Roland and Judy Myers of Gentry; paternal grandparents, David and Debbie McReynolds of Siloam Springs and Stan and Tammy Shelley of Kansas, Okla.; great-grandparents, Robert and Geraldine McReynolds, Kathy Birkes, Jesse Birkes and Charles and Joan Misener, all of Siloam Springs, Junior Glovy of Wagoner, Okla., Millie Shelley of Colcord, Okla., and Effie Davis of Muskogee, Okla.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. The Rev. Robbie Horn will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery in Colcord. {mn}

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Clyde Rayburn Michael, age 60 of Vendor, Arkansas passes away on Wednesday, march 7, 2001 at his home. He was born October 1, 1940 in Mississippi, the son of Odis L. and Lillian Michael. He was a truck driver and had lived in Newton County about 25 years, moving here from Alabama. He was a member of the Log Hall Church at Vendor. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings and his wife.

Survivors are three daughters and one grandchild; five aunts, Gladis Middleton and Dorothy Middleton of Vendor; Oma Green and Gracie Franks of Luxore, AR and Hazel Landers of Littleville, Alabama. He is also survived by his Log Hall Church family.

Services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Log Hall Church with Bro. Jimmy Bohannon officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Vendor under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.

Pallbearers were J.C. Richardson, Terry Middleton, Howard Criner, Delbert Williams, Carl Royce and Josh Middleton, Honorary pall bearer was Casal Royce. {nct}

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Mildred G. Middlemas, 87, Kansas City North, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Woodbine Healthcare Center. Mrs. Middlemas was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Wesley Ark., to the late Charlie A. Bennett and Margie Duncan Bennett.

She was the eldest of eight brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and was a longtime resident of the Northeast Kansas City community. She retired in 1977 from Montgomery Wards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Middlemas Sr., her youngest son, Philip D. Middlemas, a brother and two sisters.

Her survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Charles A. and Deborah Middlemas, Kansas City, and William O. Middlemas Jr., Raytown; two brothers and a sister-in-laws Gerald and Charlene Bennett Hindsville, Arks. and Luther Bennett Wesley, Ark; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Talau McCollough and Alice Fern and Leroy Phillips, all of Tulsa, Okla; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were at 1 pm. Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel. Burial was in Mount Washington Cemetery. {mcr}

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Delmar Middleton age 69 of Stotts City, MO and formerly of Vendor, AR died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at this home. He was born January 20, 1932 at Vendor, AR to Virgie and Hilman (Martin) Middleton. He worked in the logging and sawmill industry and was a member of the Piercetown Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant child.

Survivors are his wife, Vecil Middleton of the home, four sons, Kary Middleton, Donnie Middleton, and Randall Middleton of Stotts City, MO and Glen Middleton of Western Grove, AR three daughter, Janet Sumers, Connie Lane and Melissa Pictball of Stotts City, MO; six brothers, Odell and Robert Middleton of Vendor, AR J.R. Middleton of Western Grove, AR,Leon Middleton of Piercetown, AR, Ricky and David Middletown of Mr. Judea, AR four sisters, Norma Jean Bolin of Mt. Judea, AR Betty Clark of Harrison, AR Mary Sue Bower and Charlene Campbell of Pierceton, AR 27 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and other family and friends.

Services were Friday, March 16, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Piercetown Holiness Church with Arnold Evans and Darrell Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Cemetery at Vendor under the direction of Coffman Funeral Hope of Jasper. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001 at Coffman Chapel in Jasper.

Pallbearers were: Jesse Middleton, Delmar Middleton, Timmy Middleton, Trance Middleton, Tommy Summers, Jr. and Rodney Middleton. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Summers, Adam Lane, Donnie Flud, Ray Bampbell and Jason Conrad. {nct}

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James H. Mills, 90, of Twin Falls died May 17, 2001, at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1911, in Brentwood to Lee and Blanche Miller Mills. He moved to California in 1947 and was an auto mechanic and maintenance man. He moved to Twin Falls in 1976. He was a member of Magic Valley Church of Christ, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

Survivors include his wife Anna Cleta Timbrook Mills, to whom he was married July 18, 1930; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Mills and Fay of Newark, Ohio, Kenneth Mills and Beth of Twin Falls; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Satterfield and Buster of Twin Falls; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at White Mortuary Chapel, with Harold Sneed officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Magic Valley Church of Christ, 2002 Filer Ave., East, Twin Falls, 83301. {mn}

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Mrs. Mildred G. Minick, 90, of Clifty, Arkansas, died April 23, 1999 at Meadowview Lodge Nursing Home in Huntsville. She was born May 26, 1908 at Englewood, Missouri, the daughter of Walter and Bertha Baysinger Herron. She was a homemaker and a member of the California Community Church at Clifty. She moved to Arkansas in 1973 from New Bloomfield, Missouri. She was the widow of Everett Clifton Minick, who precede her in death on March 15, 1973. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Mike Swain on April 20, 1985 and Tim Swain on January 29, 1993.

Survivors include: one son, Eugene Minick of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Betty Jo and Jack Todd of Clifty and Gerry and George Swain of Osawatomie, Kansas; three grandsons, Clarence swain of Kansas City, Missouri, Jackie Todd of Clifty and Ronne Minick of Springfield, Ohio; three granddaughters, Mrs. Grace MacGregor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mrs. Carla Brock of Bucyrus, Kansas and Mrs. Lisa Jo Ames of Clifty; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 26 at the California Community Church with Pastor Philip Wilson officiating. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Boydsville Cemetery, near Fulton, Missouri with Rev. Don Munford officiating.

Pallbearers were Jack Todd, Jackie Todd, Jason Todd, Mark Ames, Clarence Swain, Phil Brock, and Ronnie Minick. Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville. {mcr}

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Violet Rosetta Mitchell, 76, of Huntsville died Feb. 2, 1999, in Springdale. She was born Sept. 8, 1922, at McDougal to Herman Wesley and Edna Mosbey Ball. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts and caring for plants and flowers. She had been a resident of Northwest Arkansas since 1972, moving from Alton, Ill. She was a member of Hindsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Mitchell, in 1993; four brothers; four sisters.

Survivors include five sons, Jimmy Dale Mitchell of Crete, Ill., Robert Joe Mitchell of Bellville, Ill., Kenneth R. Mitchell of Springdale, Eugene V. Mitchell of Goshen and Steven I. Mitchell of Springdale; three daughters, Carol S. Patton of Springdale, Sharon K. Donahue of Cottage Hills, Ill., and Brenda J. Davis of West Fork; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson's Funeral Home in Fayetteville with the Rev. Robert Grummer officiating.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Nail. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Nelson's. {mn}

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William Martin 'Bill' Moad, 80 of Independence, MO, passed away February 18, 2001, at his home. Mr. Moad was born September 6, 1920 in Kansas City, to Lawrence E. Moad and Elsie B. Toler Moad. He was a Navy veteran of W.W.II, serving several years on the William P. Biddle. He was the custodian of Birchwood Baptist Church for 26 years and a member of Birchwood Baptist Church since 1965. He was an avid bowler. He was precede in death by his daughter, Patricia Moad. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Francis, of the home; his daughters, Mary Shatswell and husband Laughton, rural Deepwater, MO., Peggy Hamilton and husband David, Brown Summit, MC; three grandchildren, Stephanie Wheeler and husband Kent, Kevin Shatswell and wife Michelle and Sara Fletcher; four great-grandchildren, Kalene Shatswell, Grant Wheeler, Spencer Wheeler and Trent Shatswell; one sister, Grace Morain Hawks, Montrose, CO.

Visitation, with the service following were held Tuesday evening, February 20 at Birchwood Baptist Church. Minister of Music, Clay Withers, led the 30 member coir and 15 member orchestra as the hymns and songs of praise were sung. The songs chosen were 'All Hail The Power', 'Praise Ye The Lord', 'Amazing Grace', 'Above All', 'When The Night Is Falling' and 'A Glory And Home' Pastors Randy Shipman, First Baptist Church, Clinton, MO and David Stanley, Birchwood Baptist Church officiated the service. Stephanie Wheeler and Kevin Shatswell read loving memories from family member.

Pallbearers were: Kevin Shatswell, Kent Wheeler, Steve Michael, Richard Sales, Kenny Morain, Jerry Morain Sean Sales and Scott Sales. Honorary pallbearers were: Kalene Shatswell, Grant Wheeler, Spencer Wheeler and Trent Shatswell. Graveside services were held on Wednesday February 21, at Mr. Moriah Cemetery. The flag was presented to the family by shipmates from the William P. Biddle.

Bill and Francis owned the restaurant in Kansas City at 12th ST. and College in the early 60's, across the street from the Gulf gas station, owned by the late James 'Junior' Shatt. All of the men from Arkansas, who were patrons of Junior's would come to the restaurant to eat. Bill and family grew to know and love so many of them. Some have passed on, Gus cooper, Nelson Ewing and Devoe Campbell.. After daughter Mary, married Lughton Shatswell, Bill and Frances had many opportunities to go to Arkansas and visit Laughton's family and friend. Fond memories of spending time with Robert and Sarah Stone, Carroll and Ett Atkinson, David and Leona Hefley and children and Felix and Emoline Tennison, were mentioned often. Bill, Frances and daughter Mary, were traveling through Tennessee in '97 and stopped by to visit Zelmer Wheeler. Bill thought so much of Zelmer. In the past few years, Bill and Frances so appreciated the prayers of church family of Lurton Assembly, especially when Brother Stan Taylor and the late Herbert Hampton laid hands on Bill and prayed.

His last days and moments at home, with his family at his side, were filled with love and his desire to go Home.

Grandson Kevin gave Bill and Frances a plaque for Christmas years ago, entitled 'Welcome Home'. On February 18th Bill was 'Welcomed Home'. {mcr}

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