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1999
OBITUARIES and
LOOKING BACK - NEWS FROM THE PAST

from the
POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD

January - April, 1999



This page is dedicated to my mother, Louise Kincade Jansen, whose idea it was to create the page. As I have time, I'll begin culling out the obituaries and moving them to the Obituaries page, moving the Men in Service section to the Men and Women in Arms page, etc. So, for now, enjoy them as they are!


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
DECEMBER 31, 1998

OBITUARIES

VETREA ANN PEOPLES, 50, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 27, 1998 at her home. Born Aug 27, 1948 in Hayti, MO, she was a dau of Ollie Motley of Doniphan, MO. She is survived by her husband, Eurskin Eugene Peoples and is buried at Overby Cemetery in Maynard.

LYDIA LATANE GILES, 77, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 23, 1998, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Attica, a dau of the late William Edwin and Edna (Mongomery) Crismon. She is survived by her husband Thomas Virgil Giles. She is buriedin Masonic Cemetery.

CLIFFORD JAMES COPELAND, 71, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 27, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Walnut Ridge. Born May 22, 1927, in St. Louis, MO, he was a son of the late Clifford Bryan and Frances Cornelia (Bailey) Copeland. He is survived by his wife, Nola Bernice Rowe Copeland. He is buried in Antioch Cemetery, near Pocahontas.

JEWELL HERSHEL COZART, 65, of Corning, died at his residence there Dec. 24, 1998. He was born July 11, 1933, at Corning, a son of the late Clyde and Roxie (Hager) Cozart. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Alice Hawkins Cozart. He is buried in Richwood Cemetery near Corning.

REV. ELMER PRESTON LOVEN, 79, of Imboden, died Dec. 26, 1998, at his home. He was a 40 year minister with the United Pentecostal Church, and a veteran of WWII, having been awarded three Bronze Stars. She is survived by his wife, Ella Loven and is buried in Charter Oak Cemetery near Ravenden Springs.

HERMAN RAY POWERS, 63, of Halls, TN, formerly of O'Kean, died Dec. 21, 1998, at Memphis. Born at O'Kean, he had resided in Halls for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Belcher Powers and is buried in Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.

RECTOR ALVIN (REX) EVANS, 75, of Bokeelia, FL, died Dec. 23, 1998, in Ft. Myers, FL. He was born at Maynard and moved to Bokeelia in 1991 from Rockford, IL. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and served as a flight engineer on B-24 Bombers. He was shot down twice in 26 missions, was captured and taken prisoner by the Germans and held for 9 months. He was
highly decorated with a Purple Heart Medal of Honor and the Air Medal, and was a life member of the American Ex POW, VFW and DAV. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Della Evans and is buried in Coral Ridge Cemetery (FL).


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Jan 2, 1975
Family of 3 Killed in Mobile Home Fire...Three persons were killed early last Thursday in a fire that destroyed their house trailer near Maynard, authorities said. The victims were identified as James A. PARKER, 18, his wife, Linda, 16, and their daughter, Linda, 4 months. The fire started about 5 a.m., apparently while the family was asleep.

Man Shot and Killed Accidentally...The RC Sheriff's Office reported this week that Teddy B. RANDLEMAN, 29, of Rt. 1, Rector, was killed in a freak accident about 4 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff's office said that Randleman and several friends were building a hunting cabin near Spring River just east of Imboden and Randleman was operating a chain saw while wearing a .44 Magnum pistol in a shoulder holster. The pistol is reported to have fallen from the holster, hit a board and discharged accidentally, the bullet strinking Randleman in the chest and killing him.

1 Killed, 5 Injured in Wreck...Mrs. Gladys Marie CUDE, 19, of Imboden was killed and five others injured last Thursday morning in a 3-vehicle pileup on an icy bridge a half-mile east of Imboden on U.S. HWY 63. State Police said a pickup truck driven by Mrs. Cude's mother, Mrs. Dorothy L. Steele of Imboden went out of control on Spring River bridge, sliding into the path of a pickup truck driven by ernie Greer of Light. The impact caused Greer's pickup to slide across the center line and collide head-on with a third pickup truck driven by Larry J. Steele, 28 of Black Rock. All three drivers and Jacke Greer, 12, of Light, and J.B. Steele of Black Rock were hospitalized at Walnut Ridge and later transferred to a Jonesboro hospital.

DEATHS, Robert Willard Jones, 57, Pocahontas; Mrs. Ruth Louise Lynxwiler, 50, Rt. 1, Warm Springs; Mrs. Dot P. Rains, 88, Pocahontas; Claude Gerrish, 63, Casa Grande, AZ; Wess Strange, 47, Pocahontas; Arlie Emil Brooks, 72, Rt. 1, Maynard; Mrs. Madge Ray, 71, Marietta, GA; Mrs. Lydia Stiles Maddox, 80, New Madrid, MO; W.H. Harwell, IL, 22, Tallahassee, FL.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Jan 4, 1951
James L. Crismon, son of M/M W.T. Crismon of Pocahontas, wrote to his parents from Korea on Dec. 19, reporting to them that he had escaped from a trap in North Korea by way of Hungnam. Jimmy is with the First Marine Division and is a veteran of WWII.

Mrs. B.J. Thompson has received word that her brother, Lt. Gene Morency of Grand Rapids, MN, was killed in action in Korea on Dec. 11.

Randolph County's new Extension agent, John B. Ferguson, assumed his new duties here Monday.

New officers of Randolph County took oaths of office at the courthouse Monday. They are: Guy Amos, county judge; Rex Harper, sheriff and collector; Claud Mock, circuit clerk; Clay Cooper, county clerk; Virgil Pace, county treasurer; and Clifford Massey, tax assessor.

Faymond Finnie, 59, died at his home near Reyno at 2 a.m., yesterday.

Mrs. Nola Wells Hufstedler, aged 60, wife of Jeff Hufstedler of North Star Route, Imboden, died at their home Dec. 29.

George Shelton, 92, died at his home at Ravenden Springs.

Joe W. Knotts, aged 76, died at his home on the Maynard Route.

Robert Luther Crawley, aged 64, passed away at his home in Reyno, Saturday, Dec. 30.

Funeral services for Noah Anspach of Maynard, who passed away in Muskegon, MI, on Wednesday of last week, were held at the Methodist Church Saturday.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Jan 27, 1927
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fay Sallee on Thursday, Dec. 30, a boy.

The newly-elected county officers were inducted into office on Jan 1. They were: Joe Perry Spikes, sheriff and collector; Rufus K. Baker, county and probate clerk; Joe Snodgrass, circuit clerk and recorder; Cecil Eaton, surveyor. E. Dalton, representative and George M. Booth, prosecuting attorney, wre to enter upon their duties later in the month.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
JANUARY 7, 1999

OBITUARIES

Bernard Joseph (B.J.) Thielemier, 82, of Pocahontas, died Jan 3, 1999 at Randolph Home. He was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Pocahontas, a son of the late Ben and Katherine (Katie) Baltz Thielemier. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Bolin Thielemier of the home. He was buried in St. Paul Cemetery, under the direction of McNabbs Funeral Home.

GRACE ELLEN PARTEN, 94, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 31, 1998, at Randolph Home. She was born April 8, 1904 in Randolph County, a dau of the late Jimmy Edward and Vesta (Songer) Pickett. Her husband, Thomas A. Parten also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens, with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ERNEST LEVI TYLER, 70, of Pocahontas, died Jan 2, 1999, at his home. He survived by his wife, Marie Shelton Tyler and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. A VFW Honor Guard conducted a graveside military service.

DARRELL FLOYD VERKLER, 63, of Pilot Knot, MO, died Jan 1, 1999. He was born Dec. 11, 1935 at Black Rock, a son of Rheita Johnson of Pocahontas and the late Waple T. Verkler. He is buried at Oak Forrest Cemetery.

ERNEST McCARROLL, 80, of Pocahontas, died Jan 1, 1999, at his home. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Mamie McCarroll. He is buried in Hardin Cemetery. A VFW Honor Guard was conducted at a graveside military service.

LILLIAN EDWINA NELSON, 66, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 31, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Center, Memphis, TN. Born Jan 1, 1932, at Reyno, she was a dau of the late William Pete and Myrtle Irene (Jones) Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Al Ellison, of St. Louis, MO. She is buried at Nelson Cemetery near Reyno.

MONT E. FOWLER, 89, of Maynard, died Dec. 30, 1998. He was born Dec. 11, 1909, at Supply, a son of the late Demps and Myrtle Cox Fowler. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Fowler. He is buried in Ingram Cemetery with Cox-Waymon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JANIE MELISSA KIGER, 95, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Pocahontas, died Jan 2, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1903, in Imboden, a dau of the late Andrew and Josie (Wilburn) Hollans. She married Harry Kiger in 1937 at Imboden, who preceded her in death. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.

WILLIAM THOMAS SWINDLE, 76, of Bono, a former resident of Pocahontas, died Dec. 30, 1998, at St. Bernard' Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born May 9, 1922, at Penfield, IL, he was a son of the late Thurman and Ethel (Linsay) Swindle. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Pratt Swindle.

ESTA IRENE MANN, 57, of Reyno, died Dec. 31, 1998, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born Jan 20, 1941, at Maynard, a dau of the late John and Thelma Creason Risenhoover. She is buried in Johnston Cemetery near Reyno.

BILLY J. RAGAN, 66, of Rockford, IL, died Dec. 18, 1998, in his home after a long illness. Born Jan 26, 1932, at Noland, he was a son of the late Jack and Dovie (Clay) Ragan. He had been a resident of Rockford since 1950. He is survived by his wife, Joan Clark Ragan, whom he married in Pocahontas in 1952. Interment was in Chesser Cemetery near Noland.

BERTHA MAY FLIPPIN, 85, of Heber Springs, died Jan 3, 1999. Born Mar. 23, 1913, at Salem, she was a dau of the late John Thomas and Ozella Talley Nokes. She was survived by her husband, H. D. Flippin and is buried in White County Memorial Gardens, near Searcy.

BUFORD CLAUDE, 84, of Imboden, died Jan 3, 1999 at the Randolph County Nursing Home in Pocahontas. He was born June 1, 1914, in Ravenden Springs, the sone of the late Hulda J. Claude. He is survived by his wife, Bonneil Claude of Imboden. He is buried in Janes Cemetery at Ravenden Springs.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Jan 9, 1975
David Pringle Fender, 76 of Newport, died Monday in a hospital there. Mr. Fender and his siter, Mrs. J.W. (Dora) Case, were found unconscious by a grandson of Mrs. Case in her home in Pocahontas on Dec. 30. Mrs. Case has since recovered, but had not been released from the local hospital as the Star Herald went to press. Funeral services for Mr. Fender were held
Tuesday in Newport.

James Adrian Spinks, 25-year-old resident of Rt. 1, Knobel, lost his life in a one-vehicle accident Dec. 22. Spinks was driving a 1969 Rambler on Hwy. 135 when he apparently lost control of the vehicle on the curve near Newsom's Salvage Yard.

DEATHS, Cornelious "Red" Berry, Pocahontas; William Clarence Whittenburg, 74, Warm Springs; Mrs. Maggie Mary Pankey, 82, Pocahontas; Morton Beegle, 68, Florissant, MO; Everett McKinley Isaacs, 77, Rt. 1, Pocahontas; Williamm Arthur Baker, 87, Denver, Colo; Jessie Tompkin Hyde, 88, Myrtle, MO; John Henry McFatridge, 63, Pocahontas; Mrs. Ora Wilma Pace, 86, Pocahontas;
Oran L. Lindsey, 68, Mineral Wells, TX; Rex Kenneth Hipp, 54, Kennett, MO.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Jan 11, 1951
One Pocahontas child, Freda Mae Matthews, 5-year-old dau of M/M Chesley Matthews, died in a Paragould hospital early Friday morning and four of her sisters and a young cousin are hospitalized from what is reported to be lead poisoning. The poisoning is said to have resulted from fumes of old automobile batteries which had been used for fuel in the Matthews home on Black River, here.

M/M Charles Mullinax of Rt. 2 have received word that their son, Cpl. Verlon L. Mullinax, aged 20, has been missing in action in Korea since Nov. 30.

M/M J.B. Kellett of near Ravenden Springs celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary at their home last Friday. Both are 90 years of age.

Randolph County friends regretted to hear of the tragic death of Mrs. Bob Jones, aged 39, in a car-train crash near Jonesboro on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Daniel Webster James, aged 87, one of the county's most highly respected farmers and landowners, died at his home on Route One, Tuesday.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Jan 13, 1927
Marion Jarrett of Warm Springs was painfully injured when his team ran away throwing him from the wagon against a tree.

M.W. Crismon of East Maynard broke his arm while cranking a car.

Cecil Perrin accepted a position as clerk with the New Leader Store.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
JANUARY 14, 1999

OBITUARIES

INA W. JANES, 93, of Pocahontas, formerly of Ravenden, died Jan 6, 1999 at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. She was born Dec. 15, 1905, in Williford, a dau of the late Quint and Beatrice (Davidson) Williford. She marrie Paul Janes, who preceded her in death. She is buried at Opposition Cemetery in Ravenden. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc., of Walnut Ridge.

DELMA BRYANT, 90, of Nayor, MO, died Jan 6, 1999, at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was born Feb. 10, 1908, near Stokes, a dau of the late John and Eleanor Spikes. Her husband, Walter Bryant, also preceded her in death. She was buried at Brockett Cemetery.

JOSEPHINE HILLS, 75, of Pocahontas, died Jan 8, 1999, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Randolph County, a dau of the late Almus and Ethel (Million) Penn. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery.

JESSE DEAN HAYES, 62, of Pocahontas, died Jan. 9, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born July 25, 1936, in the Palestine community, a son of Jesse C. Hayes of Pocahontas and the late Jewel Dean (Shaver) Hayes. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was buried in Palestine Cemetery with a VFW Honor Guard conducted at a graveside military service.

MARY LOIS WHEELER, 92, of Pocahontas, died Jan. 11, 1999, at her home. Born Aug 8, 1906 in Pocahontas, she was a dau of the late Jesse F. and Etta Giles Ford. Her husband, Talmadge Wheeler, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Shiloh Cemetery.

MRS. DESSIE EATON, 62, of Pocahontas, died Jan 1. 1999. She was born at Dalton, Aug. 13, 1937, a dau of the late Willie and Ollie Jones Vandergriff. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Jan 16, 1975
DEATHS - Ezra Ator, 78, Pocahontas; Remel Blankenship, 64, Pocahontas; Mrs. Birdie Samantha Hulen, 88, Pocahontas; Almus Bingham, 83, Warm Springs; John Everett Mathis, 56, O'Kean; Mrs. Edna Luella Spikes Burnett, 68, Cherokee Villate; Mrs. Mildred Louise Newton, 52 of Benton Harbor, MI; Sammie Smith, 16 of Pocahontas; Lawton C. Austin, 70 of Niles, MI; Rev. Jordan H. Sammons, Osceola Nursing Home.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Jan 18, 1951
Jerry Franklin Matthews, 2-year, 11-month-old son of M/M Howard Matthews of near Ravenden, died in the Crippled Children's Hospital in Little Rock Tuesday after a 10-month illness of leukemia.

David Benjamin Williams, 39, a native of Randolph County, was killed late Sunday afternoon when he fell 40 feet from a Louise Dixon oil well derrick a few miles from Pickens, Miss.

Eugene Thompson, 69, lifelong resident of Randolph County, died in Randolph County Memorial Hospital Monday night from a heart ailment.

Johnnie Earl Rogers, 8-month-old son of M/M Clifford Rogers of the Maynard Route, died at their home Monday.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Jan 20, 1927
Hostesses for the first meeting of the local chapter Order of Eastern Star were: Mrs. L. F. Blankenship, Mrs. Geo. Lewallen, Mrs. C. P. Jones and Miss Lelia Perrin.

L. F. Blankenship attended a meeting of the Arkansas Press Association in Little Rock.

Arlo Tyer of Water Valley was reported improving from an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever.

The New Harmony School had a total enrollment of 41. Four students were given credit for perfect attendance, Willie Mae Penrod, Herschel Smotherman, Raymond Chesser and Earl Riggs.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
JANUARY 21, 1999

OBITUARIES

MARGUERITE ANNA DANKLEFSEN, 91, died Jan 7, 1999, at her home in Pocahontas. She was born Nov. 15, 1906 in Bellevue, Ohio, to the late Louis and Anna Hoffner Miller. She married Lawrence H. Danklefsen on Jan 1, 1935, in Bellevue, who passed away July 30, 1984.She is buried in Warm Springs Cemetery.

LONNIE RAY HANEY, 64, of Imboden, died Jan 13, 1999. He was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Handy, MO, a son of the late Marion and Irene Sees Haney. He is survived by his wife, Marie Haney. He is buried in Chesser Cemetery. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home directed the services.

EMMA FORRESTER PETTYJOHN, 103, of Pocahontas, died Jan 15, 1999, at Randolph Home. Born April 22, 1895, in Fairview Community, she was a dau of the late William and Amanda (Sharp) Forester. Her husband, Frank Pettyjohn, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

MILDRED GREER, 89, of Supply, died Jan 17, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born July 21, 1909, at Supply, she was a dau of the late William Gray and Sally (Boyer) Cockrum. Her husband, C. R. "Remmel" Greer preceded her in death. She is buried in Maynard Cemetery.

VIVIAN JEAN COOK, 56, of O'Kean, died Jan 16, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born Aug 15, 1942, at Harrisburg, she was a dau of the late Jim and Annia Hughes Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cook. She was buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens, with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

PERRY LEE CLARK, 68, of Pocahontas, died Jan 14, 1999, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Stokes, a dau of the late Fonce and Alice (Lynxwiler) Boomer. Her husband, Harvey Clark, also preceded her in death. She was buried in Thompson Cemetery near Pocahontas.

REV. CHARLES EDWARD GEORGE, 69, of Jonesboro, died Friday morning at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. A native of Walnut Ridge, Rev. George began pastoring in 1955, and founded the Maynard Church of Lord Jesus Christ that year. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and received the WWII Victory Medal and the Occupied Japan Medal. He is survived by his wife, Lois Butler George. He was buried in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, with Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro in charge of arrangements.

THELMA L. PENN, 76, of Black Rock, died Jan 15, 1999, at the Regional Medical Center (Methodist Hosp) in Jonesboro. She was born April 8, 1922, in Annieville, the dau of the late William B. Lawrence and Josie V. Campbell Lawrence. She married Denton Penn on Jun 12, 1941, at Smithville, who survives her. She was buried in the Smithville Cemetery, with Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. in charge of arrangements.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson
24 YEARS AGO, from files of Jan 23, 1975
DEATHS - Mrs. Alice Henrietta Vester, 64, Pocahontas; Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Pulliam, 78, Doniphan, MO; Mrs. Mary C. "Nellie" Promberger, 85, Pocahontas; Marvin Justice, 69, Biggers; Mrs. Margie May Surles, 63, Pocahontas; Mrs. Thelma Petro Jones, Springdale; Jessee E. Moore, 73, Flint, MI; Frank LeonNaney, 55, O'Kean; Frank Reed, 85, Biggers; Harry Hayes, 80, Altus, Okla.

IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Jan 25, 1951
M/M J.L. Condict of Pocahontas received a message from the War Department yesterday stating that their son, Elisha M. Condict, aged 19, was killed in action in Korea on Jan 14. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Jack D., now in Japan, and Jimmy Joe of Pocahontas and two sisters, Mrs. Aldean Rogers and Mrs. Kathleen Gregory of Pocahontas.

Mrs. Mahala Jane Holder died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tennie Davis at Delaplaine Friday, Jan. 19.

Clarence Edward Stephens, aged 66, a resident of Biggers, died Monday in Memphis

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Jan 27, 1927.
R. N. Hamil was the recipient of a gold-headed cane when 32 friends of Pocahontas honored him on his 80th birthday.

Rain which continued for almost aweek caused serious flood conditions in Randolph County. Pocahontas was without train service for two days on account of washouts along the railroad north of here.

J.O. Sallee, aged 54, prominent manufacturer, banker and philanthropist of Pocahontas, died at his home here after an illness of several months. Mr. Sallee was survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. L. R. Martin of Pocahontas.

Thomas Davis, born Nov. 23, 1854, died. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Davis and six children.

Aunt Jane Humes died Tuesday at the home of John Smith at Meridith.

Fire originating in the two-story building belonging to John T. Robinson at Reyno destroyed the Robinson building and spread to the Shaver building, Sparkman's Store and Will Jackson barber shop. Loss was estimated at $23,000.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
JANUARY 28, 1999

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY E. ARCHER, 76, of Pocahontas, died Jan 25, 1999. She was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Doniphan, MO, a dau of the late Lee and Sarah Penrod Black. She is survived by her husband, Orville Archer and is buried in Masonic Cemetery. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CLYDE DEAN, 81, of Pocahontas, died Jan 24, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born May 12, 1917 in Randolph County, a son of the late Lum and Frona (Sharp) Dean. He was a WWII veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Adell Dean and is buried in Sharum Cemetery near Pocahontas.

EMMA E. PASTON, 94, of O'Kean died Jan 19, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Walnut Ridge. She was born Jan 13, 1905 in Missouri, a dau of the late Thomas Ervin and Nan Taylor. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

GRADY SWINDLE, 93, of Pocahontas, died Jan 22, 1999, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan 28, 1905 near Middlebrook, he was a son of the late Arcus Eli and Mary Effie (Jones) Swindle. He is survived by his wife, Zilpha Hulen Swindle and is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

PAUL VERNON HEPLER, 70, OF Ravenden, died Jan 20, 1999, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Dec. 25, 1928 at Ravenden, he was a son of the late Paul Thomas and Bessie Marie (Currie) Helper (sp). He is survived by his wife, Gwen Reed Hepler and is buried in Janes Cemetery, near Ravenden Springs.

GLENNIS OPEL OGDEN, 83, of O'Kean, died Jan 20, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Randolph County, a dau of the late Milas A. and Ada (Gregory) Haynes. She was married to Charles Henry Ogden on Nov. 5, 1933 at O'Kean, who survives her. She is buried at Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.

JASON GRAY FOSTER, 77, of Viola, died Jan 20, 1999, at Mountain Home. He was born April 26, 1921 in Elizabeth, AR, a son of the late Zachariah Taylor and Laura Odell (Jenkins) Foster. He was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery, near Gepp, under direction of Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem.

ETHEL DONIEVE SAGO, 72, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Success, died at the home of a daughter in Tampa, on Jan 23, 1999. She was born March 17, 1926 near Pollard, a dau of the late William Owen and Amy Ruth (Miller) Allen. Her husband, George Sago, died Jan. 19, 1991. She is buried in Hitt Cemetery near Corning.

MAURICE KEMP, 85, of Ravenden, died Jan 22, 1999, at Methodist Hospital, Jonesboro. Born Sept. 10, 1913 near Eagletown, OK, he was a son of the late Issac Jerd and Mary (Nobles) Kemp. He is survived by his wife, Lois Mae Sanders Kemp and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

GORDON LINEBAUGH, 63, of Imboden, died Jan 25, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born May 15, 1935 in Imboden, to the late Theodore Edwin and Myrtle Mae (Groves) Linebaugh. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery near Imboden.

MARGUERITE DANKLEFSEN....correction...Last week's issue of the Star Herald reported Mrs. Danklefsen as age 91. She was actually 92.

OPAL VENETTA CARELLI, 79, of Ravenden Springs, died Jan 22, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1919, in Greene County, she was a dau of the late Walter Lee and Myrtle (Cleveland) Whitt. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

MARY ETHEL STALNAKER, 91, of Pocahontas, died Jan 26, 1999 at Randolph County Medical Center, Pocahontas. She was born May 15, 1907 in Mt. View to Ewing and Nancy (Magouyrk) Clark. She was united in marriage to Leslie Stalnaker on Jan 12, 1928 in Smithville. She is buried at Smithville Cemetery in Smithville.

MABEL TOMPKINS, 82, of Hoxie, died Jan 23, 1999, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Jackson County, the dau of Clifton and Ethel (Clay) Dickerson. She was married to Jesse Tompkins on Oct. 16, 1937 in Jackson County, who survives her. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.


Looking Back - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson
24 Years AGo, from files of Jan 30, 1975
DEATHS, Mrs. Ida Marie Ashcraft, 82, Pocahontas; William R. Harris, 81, Bakersfield, CA; William Henry England, 91, Thayer, MO; Louis Alfred Boucher, 83, Ravenden Springs; Mrs. Gloria Newsom, 55, St. Louis; Floyd Bennett, 68, Imboden; Mrs. Minnie Roberson Taylor, Success; Harry Calvin Graham, 71, Walnut Ridge; Willie Yarber, 69, Rt. 1, Gatewood, MO; Mrs.
Thelma Aileen Jones, 65, Rt. 2, Springdala; Mrs. Pauline Harb Dunklin, 72, Search.

The local draft board announces that it forwarded nine Randolph County registrants to Little Rock Tuesday for induction into the Armed services. They were: Ferrel James, Ravenden, Route 2, leader of the group, Percy Woodson, J.A. Simpson, Billie Gene Smith and Paul L. Slayton, all of Pocahontas; Taylor E. Lillard of Ravenden Springs; John D. Casteel of Pocahontas, Route 2; Myrl R. Kellett of Noland and Clois A. Jackson of Reyno.

Leonard T. Boyd, 68, died at his home here Sunday.

John Benjamin Jackson, 65, died at his home Jan 24.

Mrs. Antonia Matczak, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Baltz in Pocahontas, Friday.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Moore, 81, wife of J.R. Moore of Pocahontas, died in Randolph County Hospital Monday.

James Edgar Farrow, 70, prominent citizen of Biggers, died in St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Wednesday.

News of our Men in Service.... John Casteel, son of Mrs. Ethel Casteel of the Sutton community, left for the Army Tuesday.... Pfc. Ryburn Rapert, son of M/M W. R. Rapert of Pitman, has returned to his military duties in Anchorage, Alaska. While at home, he was married to Miss Vida Mae Vester, dau of M/M Otis Vester, also of Pitman.... Brooksie Culver, who is serving with the Navy, visited last weekend with relatives at Maynard.... Pfc. Johnnie Bryant, son of Jess Bryant of Rt. 2, is now located with a mortar squadron, 1st Marine Division in Korea.... Mrs. Delbert Alphin of Pocahontas has received word that her husband, Cpl. Alphin, is now in an Army hospital in Yokohoma, Japan, undergoing treatment for a liver inflammation. He had been in Korean fighting for 5 months when he became ill.... Cpl. Gordon Rice, son of M/M Homer Rice of Dalton Route, is stationed in Korea guarding a mountain pass while U.N. tropps pass southward. He went to Korea Dec. 13 and is with the First Calvary Division.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
FEBRUARY 11, 1999

OBITUARIES

WILLIAM "BILL" WILLETT, 70, of Maynard, died Feb 6, 1999 of Lou Gehrigs Disease. He was born Oct 14, 1928 at Jonesboro, a son of the late Charles and Alice Bailey Willett. His first wife, Betty Lee Willett, a daughter, Cheryl D'apice and two brothers, Paul and Phillip Willett, also preceded him in death. He is survived by hi wife, Belva Willett. He is buried in Maynard Cemetery.

JAMES ALLEN "JIM" HACKWORTH, 54, of Ravenden Springs, died Feb. 7, 1999, at his residence there. He was born Oct. 24, 1944 at Hornersville, MO, a son of the late Ted and Lena King Hackworth. He is buried in Myrtle Cemetery.

JAMES FRANKLIN DAVIS, 57, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 2, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1941, in Randolph County, a son of Faye Marie (James) Davis of Pocahontas, and the late Lute Ransom Davis. He is buried in Davis Cemetery near Engelberg.

HAZEL KEENER, 85, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 3, 1999, at Randolph Home. She was born Aug. 23, 1913 near O'Kean, a dau of the late Charles Phillip and Myrtle (Dean) Jones. Her husband, Bob Keener, also preceded her in death. She is buried in City Cemetery at Poplar Bluff MO.

LUTHER RAY NEECE, 72, of Maynard, died Feb. 7, 1999. He was born Jan 1, 1927, at Walnut Ridge, a son of the late Homer and Vada Moore Neece. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Neece and is buried in Mayanrd Cemetery.

LEE ALLEN BREYTSPRAAK, 52, of Pocahontas, died Jan 13, 1999, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1946 at LaGrange, IL, a son of Elmer Breytspraak of Mountain Home and the late Jeannette (Maus) Breytspraak. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

ONA GERTRUDE STARR, 94, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 6, 1999, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born Oct. 6, 1904, in Boydsville, she was a dau of the late Wafer and Matilda (Cummins) Allen. Her husband, Claude Starr, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. SUE SHAVER CLARK, 97, passed away in Cedars Nursing Home, Tupelo, MS, Oct. 31, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Clark. Funeral services were held in Tupelo.

EDOTH A. HALL, 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Feb. 5, 1999. She was born in Cash and is buried in East Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville.

BESSIE WESSON DILDINE, 92, of Warm Springs, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1906, in Savannah, TN, a dau of the late Henry Lewis and Mable Nolan Wesson. She was married Nov. 22, 1924 to Charlie Harrell Dildine in Savannah, who preceded her in death in 1965. She is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, MO.

CECIL ELLIS,78, of Ash Flat Convalescent Center, died Feb. 6, 1999, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Pollard, a son of the late W. R. "Dink" and Effie Brown Ellis. He was an Army veteran of WWII and is buried in Richwoods Cemetery (Corning?).

ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF SON OF POCAHONTAS NATIVE. Raymond Scott Bates, an Arkansas native whose resonant baritone has become synonymous with the institution of the U.S. Senate for those on Capitol Hill, died Friday evening, Feb. 5, 1999, after being hit by a car. Bates, 50, was born in Pine Bluff. He was a son of Paul Dean and Mae Bates of Pine Bluff; Paul Dean was a native of Pocahontas. He is best known as the man who usually called the roll with his deep, booming voice and slow, exacting elocution setting a tone of dignity and deliberation in Congress' Upper Chamber. Bates' voice likely became known to more Americans during the on going impeachment trial of President Clinton, where he called the roll for most of the Senate's votes during the trial.

DUTY CEMETERY REQUESTS FUNDS
The Duty Cemetery is in need of funds in order to continue the mowing and upkeep of the cemetery. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please send donationss to Duty Cemetery Association, c/o Bank of Pocahontas, Broadway at Marr, Pocahontas, AR 72455. If there are any questions about the Duty Cemetery, call Novelene Reed at (870)892-4131; Corene Sellers at (870)647-2582; or Carol Elledge at (870)892-5925.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Feb. 13, 1975
DEATHS, Mrs. Margie Francis Fleming, 87, Pocahontas; Mrs. Barbara Rushing, 83, Pocahontas; Henry Walter Ford, 72, Biggers; Miss Alta Lee Miller, 61, Pocahontas; Gerald Marlett, 46, Maplewood, MO; Willard Eugene Bryan, 78, Rt. 2, Warm Springs.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Feb. 15, 1951

James Roland Tillman, 6-year-old of M/M Hatley Tillman of Route One, Walnut Ridge, died in a Walnut Ridge Clinic Monday evening after he suffered internal injuries when struck by a truck earlier that afternoon.

Wesley Butler, aged 64, died at his home in Maynard, Feb. 8.

Joseph Blackwell, aged 54, died at Randolph County Hospital Tuesday.

Asa Baker, aged 79, of Imboden, died in Randolph County Memorial Hospital in Pocahontas Saturday.

Mrs. Laconia Lee Parks, aged 80, died at her home in Pocahontas early Sunday morning.

Hariette Martin Mansker, aged 103, passed away one day last week at the home of her son in Newport. "Aunt Hariette" as she was called, spent most of her life in and around Biggers.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Feb. 17, 1927

A game of basketball was played by the Peach Orchard boys and the Maynard Academy boys on the Maynard court. The score was 6 to 27 in favor of Maynard.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
FEBRUARY 18, 1999

OBITUARIES

MAXINE MARION CRUMP, 67, of Pocahontas, died Feb 14, 1999 at her residence. She was born March 5, 1931, at New Lisbon, Wisc., a dau of Julia (Kroutil) Schams of Nebraska and the late Rudy Schams. Her husband, John R. Crump, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

CLIFFORD CHARLES HALL, SR., 75, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 8, 1999, in Pocahontas. He was born May 11, 1923, in Iowa City, Iowa, a son of the late Samuel George and Gladys Alvina (Littrell) Hall. He was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Delores Theobald Hall and is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

JAMES ALBERT BOOZER, 60, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Northeast Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born March 25, 1938, in Marianna, he was a son of the late James Orval and Mary Jane (Chaney) Boozer. He is survived by his wife, Henry Etta Barndon Boozer. He is buried in Sutton Cemetery.

MARY C. HUFSTEDLER, 86, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 12, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Nov., 20, 1912, she was a dau of the late Will and Elizabeth (Hufstedler) Fielden. Her husband, J.K. "Jake" Hufstedler, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

WALTER LANDRETH, 89, of Biggers, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Jan 13, 1910, in Butler County, MO, a son of the late Riley and Arrie (Marshell) Landreth. His wife, Ethel (Vandermark) Landreth preceded him in death also. He is buried in Shain Memorial Cemetery near Ash Hill, MO.

CHARLES L. HYSLOP, 92, of St. Louis, MO, died Feb. 9, 1999, in Alexian Bros. Hospital, St. Louis. He was born Nov. 25, 1906 in Naylor, MO, a son of the late Andrew and Cecil (Byrd) Hyslop. His wife, Josephine A. Hyslop, also preceded him in death. He is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery.

RUSSELL GORDON BENNETT, 55, of Frederick, MD, died Feb. 11, 1999, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty Ellen Lee Bennett, his wife of 31 years. Born Jan 10, 1944 at Dalton, he was the son of Rufford Gordon and Bessie Lorine Mitchell Bennett of Myrtle, MO. He is buried in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens in Carlisle, PA.

WILMA NADINE BARNETT, 74, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 13, 1999. She was born at Ingram, Sept. 22, 1924, a dau of the late Fred and Lessie Hudson McCarney. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Barnett and is buried in Palestine Cemetery.

EUGENE FENDARD SHARP, 83, of Imboden, died Feb. 13, 1999, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born March 3, 1914, in Walnut Ridge, a son of the late Jacob Mosey and Edna (Overstreet) Sharp. He married Pearl Clements Sharp, who survives him, on August 6, 1935 at Friendship. He is buried in Friendship Cemetery in Ravenden.

SONJA KAYE NASH, 47, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 10, 1999. She was born in St. Louis, MO, on March 17, 1951, a dau of Dorman (Bob) and Juanita Bean of Pocahontas. She was born in Ingram Cemetery.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Feb. 20, 1975
DEATHS, Issac L. Gillihan, 81, Maynard; Monroe L. Gates, 71, Tulare, Calif.; Retired Lt. Col. John C. Keenum, 62, Odenton, MD; Frank Jefferson Counts, 77, Pocahontas; Elmer L. Harris, 90, Anderson, Ind.; Charles Frederick White, 58, Pacific, MO; Tom C. Haynes, 66, Rt. 1, Pocahontas; Mrs. Neta Eileen Waggoner, 39, Imboden; Mrs. Opal Irene Swetnam, 67, Ravenden; Harry O. Watts, 75, Rt. 2, Pocahontas; Claude Willis Morgan, 63, Imboden; Charles Delbert Emmons, 66, Emerson, Neb.; Milford Murphy, Jonesboro.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Feb. 22, 1951
Randall Hicks, 16-year-old son of Mrs. Lester Slayton of Pocahontas, died in St. Bernard's Hospital, Jonesboro, at 7:30 Sunday night from accidental gunshot wounds. He and two other young men were walking single file in the area near the brick kiln in the west part of the city when the boy behind Hicks stumbled and a .25 caliber Japanese rifle he was carrying discharged, the bullet striking Hicks in the arm and abdomen.

We express our deepest sympathy to the Haney families in the death of their husband and brother, Walter Haney. - O'Kean News.

Pvt. Scrivner Hugh Ennis, son of Mrs. Harry Johnston of Pocahontas, is now stationed at the STewart AFB in Smyrna, Tenn.

Three sons of Mrs. May Parker of Reyno are in military duty. They are: Cpl. John R. Parker (US Army, Germany), Pfc. Aaron D. Parker (U.S. Army, Japan), an Pvt. Clarence M. Parker, Camp Polk, LA.

1st Lt. Denzil E. Gates, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gates of Pocahontas, has been ordered to active service with the Air Force at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, is Billie J. Barkley, son of Mrs. Ruth Barkley of Middlebrook.

Don Mason Ruff, aged 73, prominent resident of the county, died at his home at Pitman Saturday.

Mrs. Jennie Gipson, aged 50, wife of Ed Gipson of Gum Stump, died in a Memphis hospital, Tuesday.

Mrs. S. R. Hills, aged 67, died at her home on Route 2, Saturday evening.

William (Bill) White, aged 85, colored man of Biggers, died at his home Tuesday.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Feb. 24, 1927
Mrs. W. C. Brown, aged 52, dropped dead of heart failure at her home in Pocahontas.

Sr. Mary Heinrica, aged Benedictine nun died at the Maria Stein Convent here after a two-day illness of pneumonia.

Mrs. Sallie Miller, an aged inmate of the Old Soldiers Home in Little Rock, died and was buried there. She was well known here having resided in Randolph County before going to the home.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hart of Richwoods are the proud parents of a fine baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Evans of Biggers were the parents of a big baby girl.

The Sutton School is progressing nicely with Miss Norah Martin as teacher.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
FEBRUARY 25, 1999

OBITUARIES

JAMES "ED" PRATER, SR., 84, of Maynard, died Feb. 23, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. H was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Prater. He was buried in Maynard Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

W. H. "HARRY" GRAHAM, 82, of Biggers, died Feb. 15, 1999. He was born Dec. 11, 1916, at Biggers, a son of the late J. C. and Sallie Patterson Graham. He is survived by his wife, Hildred Graham and is buried in Hite Cemetery.

TOLA LAUGHLIN, 94, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Leachville and Pocahontas, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. She was born May 25, 1904 at Bakerden in Randolph County, the dau of the late John Thomas and Mary Agnes (Bryon) Baker. She first married the late H. R. Shaver, and to this union were born four children. She later married Otis Massey, who also preceded her in death. In 1984 she was united in marriage to Henry Laughlin of Cherokee Village, who also preceded her in death. Funeral services were at the Higginbotham Chapel in Walnut Ridge.

EDNA MAE SAYE, 83, formerly of Tichnor, died Feb. 21, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. R. Saye, Sr., and is buried in Bonnor's Chapel Cemetery.

JAMES ALBERT BOOZER, 60, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Northeast Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born March 25, 1938 in Marianna, a son of the late James Orville and Mary Jane (Chaney) Boozer. He is survived by his wife, Henry Etta Brandon Boozer and is buried in Sutton Cemetery.

EARL EDWARD DECKER (picture included in full obit), 91, of Pekin, IL, died at Fondulac Woods Health Care Center, Peoria, IL, on Feb. 17, 1999. He was born Jan 4, 1908 in Pocahontas, a son of the late William and Lillie (McDonald) Decker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Keifer) Decker on March 1, 1997. He is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery.

LESTER LAVELL BATES, 77, of 6252 Old County Road, Pocahontas, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1921 in Arkansas, a son of the late Burly and Bessie Lemons Bates. He was a heel layer for Brown Shoe Co. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Thompson Bates of the home; two daughters, Carolyn (Ervin) Ward of Pocahontas and Sharon Roswell of Paragould; a brother, Leecil Bates of Pocahontas; a sister, Elfie Mae Bates of Flint, MI; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Melvin Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony, Bryan, Tim and Keith Roswell, Jim Bates, and Bryan and Travis Bagwell.

JOYCE MAE REKOSH, 72, of Warm Springs, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Baytown, TX, a dau of the late Jim and Edna Haferkamp Crow. She is survived by her husband, Chester Rekosh and is buried in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Engelberg.

HAROLD "SONNY" CUNNINGHAM, of Success, died Feb. 16, 1999 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro.He was born April 12, 1925, at Success, a son of the late Harold Seibert and Lera Mae (Hawkins) Cunningham. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Gambill) Cunningham and is buried in the Corning Cemetery.

KATHRYN ROSE COLLINS, 62, of Whitmore Lake, MI, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Ann Arbor, MI. She was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, a dau of Opal (Neely) Forrester of Westland, MI, and the late Raymond Parsley. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband, Oran Ray Collins of Whitmore Lake, MI. She was buried at Wyatt Cemetery near Ravenden Springs, under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson
24 Years Ago, from files of Feb. 27, 1975
DEATHS, William Elmo Starr, 71, Pocahontas; Mrs. Willie Allen Swink, 78, Imboden; Mrs. Amy Doria England, 78, Rt. 1, Myrtle, MO; Johnie Henry Stokes, 63, Rt. 2, Pocahontas; J. W. Walls, 69, Lenox, GA; Sarah Ethel Fowler, 85, Pocahontas; Raymond L. Gould, 60, Rockford, IL; William Ambrose Cavenar, 77, Randolph County; Isaac Horace Hawkins, Redondo Beach, CA; Sarah Ann Thompson, 9 1/2-month-old dau of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward Thompson of Tulsa, OK.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of March 1, 1951
The marriage of Miss Dorothy Eileen Morris to Dud Singley was solemnized at the First Baptist Church here at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

NEWS OF OUR MEN IN SERVICE... Four Randolph County men are presently undergoing basic training at Lackland Air Force, TX. They are Pvt. Vance Davis and Pvt. Scrivner Hugh Ennis of Pocahontas, and Pvt. Leondis Bruant and Pvt. James E. Goodsell of Ravenden Springs. - Pvt. Carl O. Kerfoot Jr., of Pocahontas, will graduate from the Medical Replacement Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. - William Thomas Jackson of the Maynard Route, Pocahontas, is now serving with the U.S. Navy at Camp Elliott, California.
Mrs. Mary E. Weaver, aged 90, died at her home near Pocahontas, Monday. Thomas F. Ingram, 37, of Supply, died in a Little Rock hospital Thursday. Benjamin Horace Bates, aged 91, died at the home of a daughter here, Feb. 21.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of March 3, 1927
A Lindorth Pinter entertained with a party on his 7th birthday. After playing games the children were served home-made candy by Marion Dixon, Ruby Byrd and Eileen Pinter. Those present were Andrew Jansen, Neal, Ethel May, Bill and Rue Carroll, Nell Mondy, Marion Dixon, Ruby, Vernell and Frankie Byrd, aned Woodrow and Geraldine Young.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
MARCH 4, 1999

OBITUARIES

HENRIETTA EDWARDS, 64, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 25, 1999, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 18, 1934 in Pocahontas, she was a dau of the late Kermit A. and Alice (Peters) Vester. She is survived by her husband, George Edwards and is buried in St. Paul Cemetery.

LELAH BELL SHEPHERD, 94, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 28, 1999, at Randolph Home. She was born Feb. 11, 1905 at Supply, a dau of the late Mike Larkins and Nancy (Ainley) Larkins. She was preceded in death by her husband ernest Shepherd and is buried in Ingram Cemetery, near Maynard.

DYCIE M. HARPER, 78, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 26, 1999, at her residence. She was born June 14, 1920, in Greer County, OK, a dau of the late Burle Lee Jackson and Mertie Aro Prichard Joyner. Her husband, Frank Harper, also preced her in death. She is buried in Warm Springs Cemetery.

ALBERT EDWARD SEYLER, 75, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 22, 1999, at his home. He was born June 6, 1923, at Fort Worth, TX, a son of the late William and Anna Marie (Krietz) Seyler. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Judith Seyler. He is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens. The VFW Honor Guard conducted a graveside military service.

MILTON CHESTER "MITT" BENNETT, 97, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 28, 1999. He was born Mar 11, 1901, in Warm Springs, a son of the late Henry S. and Sarah Jane (Pratt) Bennett. His wife, Stella Vera Gipson Bennett, also preceded him in death. There are no known survivors. He is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

LOWELL (SHORTY) BAKER, 70, died at his home in St. Louis, MO, Jan 31, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Billie (Phillips) Baker, a former resident of Randolph County. He is buried in St. Louis.

RAY M. HILL, 75, of Imboden, formerly of Springfield, MO, died at his residence in Imboden Feb. 28, 1999. He was born June 10, 1923 in Imboden, a son of the late Witt and Florence (Montgomery) Hill. He was a WWII veteran serving in the Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife, Donna (McCloud) Hill and is buri4ed in the Hope Cemetery in Imboden.

ERNEST O. MASSEY, 63, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 25, 1999. He was born in Pocahontas May 14, 1935, a son of the late William and Gracie Wheeler Massey. He is survived by his wife, Christine Massey and is buried in Shiloh Cemetery.

LEWIS CONWAY HARPER, 68, of Mayville, MI, died Feb. 23, 1999. He was born at Middlebrook, May 3, 1930, a son of the late Rex and Mabel Hill Harper. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Harper. He was cremated and a memorial graveside service was held at Harper Cemetery, Pocahontas.

ERVIN ARDELL RUSH, 84, of Kansas City, MO, died Feb. 23, 1999, at Woodbine Health Care Center there. He was born Aug. 18, 1914, at Ingram, Randolph County. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and the Philippine Liberation. He is survived by his wife, Clara Rush, and is buried in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery there.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson
24 Years Ago, from files of Mar 6, 1975
DEATHS, Dr. Warren G. Harris, 53, Pocahontas; William Andrew Taylor, 85, Pocahontas; Mrs. Pearl R. Jones, 67, Pocahontas; Mrs. Josephine Rubo, 64, Rt. 3, Maynard.

IN THE LONG AGO, from files of March 8, 1951
Omer. E. Edington, Jr. and Theresa Ann Smith, Biggers High School seniors, were crowned king and queen of 1950-51 Buffalo basketball teams Feb. 27. Pvt. James E. Hufstedler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hufstedler, served for two years with the U.S. Navy during World War II and is now located with the Fourth Armored Division in Japan.

Tilman B. Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Borden Cox of Reyno is undergoing recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. Mrs. Frank W. Gunn and son, Mike, left Saturday to join their husband and father, Sgt. Frank W. Gunn, who is now located at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA.
Pvt. James M. Black, Jr., who left for military service Feb. 21, is presently located at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Pfc. Billy Frank Crismon is now located in Topeka, Kan. T-Sgt. William H. McIlroy was one of 20 airmen to receive a Commendation Ribbon in Japan recently.

Emmett Pickett, aged 64, died at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Cecil Craig at O'Kean, March 2.

Mrs. Mary Hutch Ragan, aged 51, died at her home at noon Wednesday.

Miss Juanita Kerley is recovering from an attack of measles. -Richardson News.

W. S. Johnston and Lehman Mock were en route to Reyno Thursday when they had an accident and Mr. Johnston received slight injuries. Rudy Pylant, our announcer of KPOC took him to Dr. Norman Smith, who fixed him up. -Maynard News.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of March 10, 1927
H. D. Cullon of Delaplaine, Route 1, brought two "Hoot Owl" eggs to the Star Herald Office. He had found the eggs in a hollow tree newr his home.

Rhea Shelton, aged 29, of near Manson, died in St. Bernard's hospital following an operation for appendicitis.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, on Feb. 28, a boy.

A son, Hite Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hite Bennett of Little Rock on Dec. 19, 1926.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redwine of Reyno.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Reed of Peru.

An 11-pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Parker of Richwoods.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
MARCH 11, 1999

OBITUARIES

CLEO B. SALLEE, 92, of Pocahontas, died Mar 8, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1906, in Pueblo, Colo., a dau of the late C. G. and Nellie Florence Pearson Rains. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fay Sallee. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

HAZEL MAE SURLES, 79, of Pocahontas, died Mar 4, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. Born Jan 20, 1920, in Pocahontas, she was a dau of the late Marion Clyce and Ada Mae (Allen) Chesser. She is survived by her husband, Jim Surles. She is buried in Chesser Cemetery, near Pocahontas.

GLADYS JEWELL ROARK, 87, of Maynard, died March 3, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born May 15, 1911, near Myrtle, MO, and was the dau of the late Elzie and mary (Birchett) Forrest. Her husband, Luean Roark, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Ingram Cemetery near Maynard.

ESSIE ETHYL MOCK, 96, of Maynard, died March 3, 1999, at her residence. Born Oct. 24, 1902, at Middlebrook, she was a dau of the late John Cullen and Sallie (Smith) Pitman. Her husband, Hite Mock, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Maynard Cemetery.

MARY NEWBERRY, 97, of Pocahontas, died Mar 6, 1999, at Pocahontas Nursing and REhab Center. Born Dec. 12, 1901, in Pocahontas, she was a dau of the late Eugene and Theresia (Ripberger) Frankenberger. Her husband, Fred Newberry, also preceded her in death. She is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery.

ANNIE BELL HUETT, 97, of Mayflower, died Mar 4, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1901, near Louisville, Miss. Her husband, Daniel Huett, preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

JUNE LITTLETON GLISSON, 78, of Maynard, died March 8, 1999, at his home. He was born June 18, 1920, in Alcorn County, Miss., a son of the late James M. and Virgie V. (Smith) Glisson. He is survived by his wife, Nyla Neoma Brock Glisson. He is buried at Maynard Cemetery.

VELA J. DIMITROV, 90, of Pocahontas, died March 8, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1908, near Biggers, she was a dau of the late Redden C. and Sallie (Robinson) Johnston. Her husband, Daniel Dimitrov, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

FREDA B. GAMBON, 72, of Merrilville, Ind., died Mar 5, 1999, at St. Mary Medical Center there. She was born May 20, 1926, at Reyno, a dau of the late Luther and Mabel Hart. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Patrick J. Gambon and is buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens there.

LESTER LAVELL BATES, 77, of 6252 Old County Road, Pocahontas, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Arkansas, a son of the late Burley and Bessie Lemmons Bates. He was a heel layer for Brown Shoe Co. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Thompson Bates of the home; one son, Lester R. Bates of Paragould, two daughters, Carolyn (Ervin) Ward of Pocahontas and Sharon Roswell of Paragould; a brother, Leecil Bates of Pocahontas; a sister, Elfie Mae Bates of Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Melvin Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony, Bryan, Tim and Keith Roswell, Jim Bates, and Bryan and Travis Bagwell.

STERLING N. CLEMENT, 70, of Kelso, Wash., formerly of Clay County, passed away at Longview, Wash. Hospice Center on Feb. 28, 1999. He was proceded in death by his parents, E. P. and Vera Clement of Corning. He is survived by his wife, Helen Clement, and is buried in Kelso, Washington.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 Years Ago, from files of March 13, 1975
DEATHS, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Blankenship, 98, Pocahontas; Olza Ray Osburn, 75, Glendale, Ariz.; Claude Morrow, 83, Biggers; Leslie Schuchman, 78, Ravenden Springs; Arthur Linley Patterson, 18, Ravenden Springs; Guy M. Bailey, 56, Washington, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Rose Davidson, 50, Reseda, Calif.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of March 15, 1951

NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE
Leo R. Steif, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dismang of Supply, was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received when his ship, USS Saint Paul, exchanged fire with an enemy shore battery in Korea.
Marine Private Johnny Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Cannon of Pocahontas, has completed training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San
Diego, Calif.
Pfc. Edsel Brooks of Maynard, is now located in Germany.
T-Sgt. Robert W. Jones spent a short while with relatives here last week.
Sgt. and Mrs. J. R. Walker of Brington, N.J., were recent visitors here with her mother, Mrs. Janie Phillips, and her brother Reecie Phillips.
Pvt. Jerry Perrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Perrin, is enjoying a 10-day furlough with his friends and relatives here.
Pfc. Billy Pepper is enjoying a ten-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Pepper of Birdell

Mrs. Clarence Ragan, 51, passed away at her home near Noland Wednesday of last week.

Miss Dorothy Lucas Downey, aged 16, daughter of Fred Downey of Dalton, died at Randolph County Hospital Monday of Diabetes.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gage, aged 74, died at her home in Ravenden Springs Friday.

Robert Brown, aged 60, passed away suddenly at his home near Attica Thursday evening.

The Old Siloam Church house has been torn down and the material is on the ground for the new block house which will be built near the Siloam graveyard. - Middlebrook News.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of March 17, 1927

R. H. Steele of Lynn has leased from Mr. Goff the new Goff Hotel, located one block west of the southwest corner of courtsquare. The hotel contains 18 rooms.

Little Max Rhea Hamm celebrated his first birthday at the home of his Grandmother Hamm in Middlebrook.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones of Rock Road were proud parents of a find baby boy.

Mrs. Florence Ballard died at her home in Pocahontas.

Mrs. Francis Barnes, formerly of Randolph County, died Feb. 15, at Eugene, Oregon. She was the daughter of James Reed and a sister to Mrs. Monroe Leathers and Mrs. John Bates.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
MARCH 18, 1999

OBITUARIES

RUTH MARIE SAGO, 101, Pocahontas, died March 11, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1897, at Eldon, MO, she was a dau of the late Clarence C. and Elnora E. (Barron) Skiles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Sago. She is buried in Brockett Cemetery.

ESSIE LUCILLE DEAVER, 92, of Pocahontas, died March 13, 1999, at Lawrence Hill Nursing Home, Walnut Ridge. She was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Biggers, a dau of the late Edgar and Mary Ellen (McDaniel) Courter. Her husband, Jesse Adron Deaver, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

BEATRICE RUTLEDGE, 81, of Maynard, died March 11, 1999, at Regional Medical Center of NEA, in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 23, 1917, at Crane, MO, a dau of the late Wes and Arvella (Hamby) Points. She is survived by her husband, Mike Rutledge of Maynard and is buried in Maynard Cemetery.

GLENNA CAMPBELL, 81, of Pocahontas, died at her home March 14, 1999. She was born Jan. 20, 1918, at Birdell, a dau of the late Arzo and Dora (Chesser) Johnson. Her husband, Herman Campbell, preceded her in death in 1985. She is buried in Hope Cemetery, near Imboden.

MRS. GENEVIEVE ANN BALTZ, 79, of Powhatan, passed away March 9, 1999, at Lawrence Hall Nursing & Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge following a lengthy illness. Born April 14, 1919 at Pocahontas, she was a dau of Matthew and Genevieve DeFani Thennes. She married Henry Aloysius Baltz on Feb. 4, 1940, who preced her in death. She is buried in Lawrence Memorial Park.

MARY ANN GRAHAM, 85, of Walnut Ridge, passed away March 10, 1999, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro, following a short illness. She was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Hoxie, a dau of Louis and Susie Hutsell Smith. She married Paul Miller Graham on Jan. 5, 1929, and he also preceded her in death. She is buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Pocahontas.

VANCE L. CARTWRIGHT, 64, of Osceola, died March 15, 1999, at a hospital in Osceola. He was born Nov. 21, 1934, at Keiser, a son of the late Lee Roy and Lillie Cartwright. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cook Cartwright and is buried in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens there.

WILLIAM HULL RATLIFF, 64, of Williford, died March 16, 1999 at his residence. He was born Nov. 30, 1934 in Williford, a son of Harry and Elsie (Bailey) Ratliff. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is buried in Yadkin Cemetery north of Ravenden Springs.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past
24 Years Ago, from files of March 20, 1975

Men in Service....Army Specialist Five James N. Persful, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Persful of NOrth Star Route, Imboden, graduated from the 3rd Armored Division Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Persful is a tank gunner with the division....Marine S-Sgt. Larry E. Ross graduated with top honors from Drill Instructor School at Paris Island, S.C., on Feb. 29. He was top of his class and received an honorary ceremonial sword. He will now train new recruits at the Marine base. His wife is the former Sue Nimmo of here.

DEATHS....Abe Wellington Mock, 70, Pocahontas; Mrs. Lessie Seawel, 83, Corning; Harry J. Sparkman, 78, Biggers; Michael Ray Stockwell, 22, Orange Park, FL; Mrs. Leona Haynes, 63, North Little Rock; Haywood Ratliff, 60, Hammond, Ind.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of March 22, 1951
James L. Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Brooks of Maynard, was promoted to Corporal Feb. 10, at Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa, Fla....Vernon Hepler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hepler of near Ravenden Springs, has been transferred from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station to San Francisco, from where he will be leaving for overseas duty.....Sgt. J. B. Rickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Rickman of Water Valley, recently wrote his parents of his arrival in Burtonwood, England....James G. McClain, Boatswain's Mate First Class, USN, of Route 1, Maynard, recently participated in the largest fleet exercises held in the Mediterarian Sea since WWII.

Bill Hart, son of Luther Hart of near here, has been reported missing in action in Korea. - Reyno News.

Mrs. Steveson took Ms. Viola McCamey to see a doctor in Pocahontas Thursday. Mrs. McCamey recently received burns when her pressure cooker exploded. - West Ingram News.

We were proud to hear that Joseph C. Marlett has been promoted to First Lieutenant in Korea. He is only 20 years old and made his home here before he went to work for Uncle Sam. - Brakebill News.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of March 24, 1927
Paul Lewis, while working at his mill near Lorine suffered a painful injury to his left eye. He was driving on a piece of metal when a steel chip struck his eye, sticking into the eyeball. He was brought to Pocahontas where Dr. Hughes removed the metal.

John V. Baltz, bookkeeper for Martin & Fisher Insurance Agency of Pocahontas, was in Jonesboro taking treatment for tonsillitis.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnston of North Biggers, a fine baby girl.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
MARCH 25, 1999

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (MAR 25, 1999)
Dear Editor:
I am requesting that you pring my letter in search of students that may have gone to school to a teacher named Nora Staten at one of the schools that she taught in 1943 through 1955. She taught at Haney, which was between O'Kean and Delaplaine, also Giles Spur, Manson, Maynard and Surridge in Randolph County. I am writing a book for my grandchildren and would very much like to get a response from those whom she may have helped in one way or another.
Please send letters to my address below: Joyce Bivens, 9838 Hwy. 43, Killen, AL 35645

OBITUARIES

ALVIN ALBERT JUNKERSFELD, 866, of 2006 Johnson ST., Pocahontas, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Randolph County, a son of the late Frank and Anna (Holenstein) Junkersfeld. A son, Jerry Allen Junkersfeld, also preced him in death. Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Holt Junkersfeld of the home; three sons, Otis Lee Junkersfeld and Alvin Junkersfeld, Jr., both of Pocahontas and Paul Dean Junkersfeld of Eureka, Kan.; a daughter, Anna Pearl Stockwell of Pocahontas; two sisters, Lonnie Holt and Ethel Wagner, both of Pocahontas; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday in St. Paul's Catholic Church with Father David Jacobs officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul's Cemetery under direction of McNabb Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Rick, Terry, Keith, Mark and Cody Junkersfeld and Todd Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Dean, Tim, Kevin, Harold, Paul Allen and Roy Junkersfeld.

JOE CLEO STARR, 82, of Pocahontas, died March 18, 1999. He was preced in death by his wife, Florence Liebhaber Starr. He is buried in St. John Cemetery in Engelberg.

HAROLD DANIEL TWEEDY, 69, of Pocahontas, died March 18, 1999 at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Pocahontas, a son of the late Henry Watt and Ollie Myrtle (Vandergriff) Tweedy. A sister, Helen Pratt, also preceded him in death. He is buried in Antioch Cemetery near Pocahontas.

JAMES H. FORD, 78, of Mission, TX, formerly of Biggers, died March 20, 1999, at Mission Hospital in Texas. He was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Biggers, a son of James Henry and Maude (Jones) Ford. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Roseltha (Stewart) Ford. He is buried at Hope Cemetery in Imboden.

DOLA MAE COLLINS, 85, of Oak Ridge Road, Ravenden Springs, died March 20, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Walnut Ridge. She was born April 27, 1913, a dau of the late James Andy and Amanda Elizabeth (Jones) Collins. She is buried in James Cemetery near Fairwell, MO.

EARL JOHNSON, 76, of Kansas City, Kan., died March 18, 1999, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa there. He was born in Randolph County in Biggers, and had lived in Kansas City since 1953. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Clydia Johnson and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery there.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past
24 Years Ago, from files of March 27, 1975

MEN IN SERVICE, Two brothers, Martin and Clark Matheny, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Matheny of Rt. 1, Maynard, have enlisted in the US Air Force. Upon graduation from the USAF's six-week basic training course, Martin, a 1973 graduate of Maynard High School, and Clark, a 1974 graduate of MHS, will receive additional technical training.

DEATHS, Benjamin Franklin Pettyjohn, 85, Pocahontas; Mrs. Elizabeth Romine, 87, Rt. 3, Pocahontas; Mrs. Bessie Johnson, 70, Pocahontas.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of March 29, 1951
DEATHS, Mrs. Frances Alice Richardson of Reyno; Ella Mae Burtman, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burtman; John W. Lillard, 68, formerly of Ravenden Springs, died at Weona; Mrs. Rachel Getson, 76, O'Kean; J. K. Goff, 83, Pocahontas; William Henry Weir, 75, Black Rock; Mrs. Mary Dean, 86, Walnut Ridge.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of March 29, 1927
Sheriff J.P. Spikes and Deputies Hosford Brooks and J.G. Slayton went over to the Widow Kirby place, Saturday, and arrested John Head, aged about 30, on charges of possession of a still and still worm. Forty gallons of mash was also seized by the officers, who say that Head admitted he was about to make a "run."

Plans and specifications for the new Pocahontas school have been completed and are in the hands of the contractors who are figuring their bids. It will be only a few weeks before building begins.

QUALITY AT LOW COST! The most beautiful Chevrolet in history, now at Jansen Chevrolet Co. in Pocahontas. The Touring Roadster, $525; the Coach, $595; The Coupe, $625; The Sedan, $695; The Sport, $715; The Landau, $745; 1-Ton Truck (chassis only) $495; 1/2 Ton Truck (chassis only) $395. Balloon tires now standard on all makes. STAR HERALD AD.

KC Baking Powder, 25 oz. - $.25, Same price for over 35 years. STAR HERALD AD.

Hadie Curtis motored to Maynard last week, but on his way (there and back) he was seen with a span of mules tied to the front of (SORRY, THE ARTICLE CUT OFF HERE)


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
APRIL 1, 1999

OBITUARIES

GERALD E. AKINS, 85, of Pocahontas, died March 29, 1999, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, Kennett, MO. He was born Sept. 22, 1913, near Stokes, a son of the late Rufus E. and Maggie (Fowler) Akins. His wife, Iverne Barnett Akins, also preceded him in death and is buried in Jarrett Cemetery, near Maynard.

CHARLES WAYNE GRIFFIN, 54, of Pocahontas, died March 28, 1999, at his residence. Born April 25, 1944 at Warm Springs, he was a son of Elsie (Waggoner) Griffin of Pocahontas and the late Charlie Griffin. In addition to this mother, he is also survived by his wife, Helen Louise Warren Griffin and is buried in Chesser Cemetery.

ALLEN GLEN YOUNG, 38 of Datto, died at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro, March 30, 1999. He was born May 20, 1960, at Walnut Ridge, a son of Glen and Joanna (Gates) Young, also of Knobel. He is buried in Pirtle Cemetery near Peach Orchard.

OLLA EARL MITCHELL, 96, of Pocahontas, died March 27, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 21, 1902, at Reyno, a son of the late Charles Eli and Mary Ellen (Foster) Mitchell. His wife, Reva G. Mitchell preceded him in death in 1977. He is buried in Chesser Cemetery near Pocahontas.

NELL SCHELLER, 86, of Pocahontas, died March 26, 1999, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1912 in Randolph County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ada (Tyler) Johnson. Her husband, Edwin Fredrick Scheller preceded her in death in 1996. She is buried in St. Bernards Cemetery near Knobel.

MILDRED IRENE HONEYCUTT, 66, of Maynard, died March 25, 1999, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born July 20, 1932, in Pocahontas, a daughter of the late Gant and Goldie Mae (Johnson) Summers. Her husband, Daniel Honeycutt, also preceded her in death. She is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

HAZEL L. HOLLY, a former resident of Randolph County, died in Memphis, TN, March 29, 1999. A daughter of Cona Mondy of Memphis, she was the former long-time owner of the "Yellow Rose" Restaurant in Downtown Memphis. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband, James H. Holly. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.


LOOKING BACK - News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 Years Ago, from files of April 3, 1975
DEATHS, Mrs. Maggie Cunningham, 80, Walnut Ridge; Woodrow Barr, 57, Pocahontas; P.L. (Fate) Pratt, 74; Rev. Odie John Hackworth, 60, Thayer, MO; Miss Catherine "Katie" Promberger, 70, Pocahontas; Robert Weatherford, 64, Coyle, Okla.; Mrs. Nellie Wilkerson, 90, Pocahontas; Mrs. Lillian Walls Edwards, 59, Kennett, MO; David Jason Cooper, infant son of Thomas and Vera Cooper of Pocahontas; Mrs. Ruby Whitby, 71, Jonesboro.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of April 5, 1951
According to Earl Smith, County School Supervisor, the schools in Randolph County Dist. No. 1, which includes Dalton, Ravenden Springs and Union, will close after 8-month sessions because of a shortage of funds this year. Biggers-Reyno school will have funds to complete a 9-month term and public contributions are being made to continue Maynard school for its originally planned 9 months.

News of Men in Service:
Pvt. Frank Ungerank of Fort Chaffee spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ungerank at Engelberg.--- Private Bobby J. Hights, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Robinson of Pocahontas, enlisted in the Air Force for a period of four years.--- Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Williams of Engelberg received a letter from their son, Benny Williams, who is now in Korea.--- Bedford Warren Riggs, SK-3, and wife of Charleston, SC, are enjoying a leave with
his mother, Mrs. Exie Riggs and other relatives in Marks, Miss, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hunter of Warm Springs.--- A.C. (Buddy) Kersey sailed for Japan on Dec. 11, 1950. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Kersey of Pocahontas.

Charles Lee Stone, aged 60, of the Dalton Route, died in Heber Springs Friday.--- Mrs. Lelah Simino, formerly of Reyno, died at the home of a son in Tulsa, Okla., last week.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of April 7, 1927
Hite Rice of near Delaplaine set a steel trap on a post in his field and in a week's time caught eight hoot owls and five chicken hawks.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
APRIL 8, 1999

OBITUARIES

GERALD E. AKINS, 85, of Pocahontas, died March 29, 1999, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, Kennett, MO. He was born Sept. 22, 1913 at Stokes, a son of the late Rufus E. and Maggie (Fowler) Akins. He was an Army Veteran of WWII . His wife, Iverne Barnett Akins, also preceded him in death. He is buried in Jarrett Cemetery near Maynard.

ARIETA SMITH (nee SNYDER), 90, of House Springs, MO, formerly of Jonesboro, was buried April 5, 1999, at Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill. MO. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jack Smith and John Carnell Hancock.

WILLIAM LESLIE BETTIS, 77, a former resident of Pocahontas, died at his California home on April 1, 1999. Funeral services were held in Oakland California.

HERBERT STANLEY RENZ, 51, of Olympia, Wash., died March 28, 1999, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was born in Lake Forest, Ill, April 21, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his mother, Jeanne Gay of Jacksonport. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Morris, and was buried with full Air Force military honors April 1 in Kent, Wash., at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

LEWIS A. WEBSTER, 72, of LIght, died April 4, 1999, at St. Bernards REgional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 13, 1926 in Light, the son of Leo Curtley and Alice Mae (George) Webster. He was united in marriage to Peggy Joyce McDonald on Feb. 29, 1948 in Paragould, and she survives him. He was a WWII Navy veteran and is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Walcott.

CLARK EUGENE HAWKINS, 69, of Pocahontas, died April 5, 1999, at his home. Born Jan 12, 1930, near Water Valley, he was a son of the late Ben and Viola (Haas) Hawkins. He is survived by his wife, Norma Elkins Hawkins and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.

JAMES ARNOLD "PETE" UPSHAW, 71, of Dalton, died April 1, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 19, 1927, near Dalton, a son of the late Albert Lee and Melissa Ozella (Miller) Upshaw. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and is survived by his wife, Dorthy Jean Davis Upshaw. He is buried in Upshaw Cemetery near Dalton.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of April 10, 1975
MEN IN SERVICE, Marine Pvt. Tony L. Dobyns, son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pasilis of Rt. 1, Imboden, graduated from the recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.; Navy Seaman Apprentice Steven R. Vinson, son of Kermit Vinson of Rt. 3, Pocahontas, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Ctr, Orlando, FL.; Army Private Jackie L. Land, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Land, Rt. 1, Maynard, Completed specialized aircraft technician training course at the Army Transportation School.

DEATHS, Curtis Edward Presley Sr., 81, Clarksdale, Miss.; Mrs. Cornelia S. Penn, 79, Abingdon, Ill.; Talmadge G. Wheeler, 72, Rt. 5, Pocahontas; Cloephas Gipson, Sitka; Mrs. Pansy B. Legate, 81, Abingdon, Ill.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of April 12, 1951
J.N. Pratt, veteran Pocahontas groceryman, announces that the Pratt Grocery & Market is moving to a new location on Hwy. 67, near the "Y" in South Pocahontas. Polk's Bakery will move to the building formerly occupied by Pratts.

Warren Brown, proprietor of the O.K.Barber Shop, announces that a modern steam cabinet has been installed in his shop on Bettis Street. The cabinet is similar to those used in giving mineral baths in Hot Springs.

Bobby James, 17-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. G.E. James of Datto, has signed a contract with the St. Louis Browns of the American Baseball League and will be farmed out this year at Pittsburg, Kansas.

Local Patrolman Joe LOng took F. Johnson, a 36-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plumber, into custody shortly after midnight, Friday, as he siphoned gas from one of the Kincade trucks near the Rendezvous Cafe.

NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE...Marine Private First Class Grover M. Barham, son of Mrs. Ruth Barham of O'Kean, recently completed his initial training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. --- Private Bobby J. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Robinson of Pocahontas, enlisted in the Air Force for a period of four years. --- Pvt. Bunkie Bryant of the U.S. Air Force arrived home Saturday for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Novella Bryan of Ravenden Springs. --- Pvt. Billie McMullin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McMullin of Water Valley, spent Sunday with his parents and other relatives and friends. Pvt. McMullin is stationed at Camp Chaffee.

John King, 83, Rt. 2, Ravneden, died in St. Bernard's Hospital, Jonesboro, Sunday.

John Jasper Graham, aged 81 of Middlebrook, died at his home Monday following a stroke suffered last week.

Sular Daniel, aged 72, of Attica, died at the home of a nephew in Pocahontas, Friday.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of April 14, 1927
The Martin-Fisher Agency of Pocahontas announced the opening of a new insurance office at Reyno. The office was to be in charge of W. C. Glasco of Reyno.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
APRIL 15, 1999

OBITUARIES

JOSEPH "JOE" MARION STEIMEL, 63, of Pocahontas, died at his residence April 7, 1999. Born Sept. 19, 1935 in Randolph County, he was a son of the late Will and Mary Steimel. He is survived by his wife, Shelby Edington Steimel and is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Engelberg.

JAY LEE COCKRUM, 68, of Pocahontas, died April 10, 1999. He was born May 16, 1930, at Reyno, a son of Bessie Cockrum of Reyno and the late Orce Cockrum. Memorial services were held Wednesday at Cox-Waymon Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated.

WALTER LEE BALL, 89, of O'Kean passed away April 12, 1999 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born May 27, 1909, the son of the late Millie Ann (Melton) Ball and John Ball. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Ball; four grandchildren, Richard Jeffery, Timmy Allen and Christopher Allen Ball; and all of his brothers and sisters. Survivors include his sons, Alton, David, Ray and Walter Ball, all of O'Kean; Joe Ball, Forney, Texas; Roger Ball, Jackson, Tennessee; and V.J. Ball of Paragould. One daughter, Blanche Deatherage of Gravette. 28 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be April 15 (today), 10 a.m. at O'Kean Freewill Baptist Church with Lowell Graham and Melton Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Sharum Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

WILEY LEE HARVEY died Monday, April 12, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Clara B. (Spurgeon) Harvey. He is buried in J. B. National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

MARY KOHUT, 73, died March 18, 1999, at Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, MO, after a short illness. She was a resident of Pocahontas for the past several years. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son. She is buried in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.

WILLIAM LEWIS SANDERS, JR., 51, of Ravenden Springs, died April 12, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 6, 1947, near Atlanta, a son of Hazel Christine (Paden) Sanders, of Ravenden Springs and the late William Lewis Sanders, Sr. He is also survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Quick Sanders and is buried in Brown Cemetery near Ravenden Springs.

DALLAS E. VERMILYE, 71, of Warrenton, MO, died April 7, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital West, in Chesterfield, MO. He was born Oct. 4, 1927, near Warm Springs, a son of Maggie (nee Hawk) Vermilye of Warm Springs and the late Mark Vermilye. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Lee Vermilye. He is buried in Antioch Cemetery near Hamil.

THELMA J. COUNTS, 94, of Rosewood Manor, Hot Springs, a former resident of Pocahontas, died April 7, 1999, there. Born June 19, 1904, she was a dau of the late W. L. and Dittie Ann Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is buried in Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.

Mrs. LEONA BLANCO, 72, died at her home in Moreno Valley, Calif, March 30, 1999. She was a daughter of the late Cora Hilyard, a former Randolph Countian. She is survived by her husband, John and is buried in Wells Cemetery near Dalton.

MRS. ROCHELLE ANDERSON, 64, of Ravenden, died April 7, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. She was preceded in death by her parents Rector E. and Maggie Mae (Kerley) Lee. She is survived by her husband, L. D. Anderson and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of April 17, 1975
MEN IN SERVICE
Two crew members of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, have discovered they are both from Pocahontas. Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class Dan Baltz and Aviation Machinist Second Class Garry E. Hibbard are members of different aircraft squadrons assigned to the "Big E". Baltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Baltz, is a graduate of St. Paul's High School and Hibbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hibbard, is a former student at Pocahontas High School. --- Robert Malin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Malin of Imboden, has entered the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry Program. The Sloan-Hendrix senior is scheduled to begin active duty in the Army June 9. --- Eldon Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvie Barnett of Rt. 2, Pocahontas, has enlisted in the US Army. Upon completion of basic training he will be assigned to the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, KY.

DEATHS, Charles Eugene Hopkins, 50, Pocahontas; Mrs. Bertha Evelyn Ring, 79, Los Gatos, Calif.; Douglas Lynn Wright, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wright, Memphis; Mrs. Viola Jones, 81, Datto.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of April 19, 1951
B.J. Thompson and Sam O'Baugh announce that their new Piggly Wiggly Supermarket will formally open in Pocahontas next Wednesday.

NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE ... Captain Archie Perrin Jr. has reported for duty at Fort Sill, Okla. --- J.C. Ellison has been promoted to the rank of corporal at Camp Chaffee. --- Lt. Ambrose Baltz, Jr. of Keesler Field near Biloxi, Miss., spent the weekend here with his parents. --- Pvt. Harold Dawson is completing his Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. --- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Snodgrass and family spent the weekend with their son, Pfc. Ray Coleman Snodgrass at the Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of April 21, 1927
The most disastrous flood in the history of the state swept Arkansas this month. Randolph County had its share of the flood waters when Black River at Pocahontas made a rise of 26.7 above the low water mark and the other rivers over the county were proportionately high. Eleven Point was within two feet of the floor of the bridge at Birdell. Fourche at Brockett was said to have been the highest in the memory of inhabitants of that community. Current River flooding was perhaps the most serious of all. This river flows through the Cherokee Bay lowlands and its high water flooded land that was never inundated before. Above Buttermilk Bend, on upper Black, the water went over the levee flooding out all the section between Sharum and Holmes. The government gauge at Pocahontas showed a rise of 13 inches past the rise made in the August 1915 overflow. Pocahontas was completely shut off from the rest of the world except through telephone and boat service.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1999

OBITUARIES

JESSE LEE MILLER, 79, of Pocahontas, died April 14, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 14, 1919, at Sharum, a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Ball) Miller. He is survived by his wife, Donna Kaye Tiner Miller and is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

TOM BARCLIFT, 84, of Biggers, died April 18, 1999 at his residence. Born Dec. 29, 1914, in Elsanon, MO, he was a son of the late George and Bertha (Langley) Barclift. He was a veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Pearline Johnson Barclift and is buried in Johnston Cemetery near Biggers.

OREN GARRETT, 85, of Chicago, IL, died April 19, 1999 there. Among his survivors is a sister, Mrs. Agnes Hart, of Pocahontas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

ROY BROWN of Ferguson, MO, died April 11, 1999. He was born at Attica, a son of the late Robert (Bob) and Anna Winebaugh Brown. He served in the Army during WWII and has lived in Ferguson, MO for the past 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Frances Brown. He was buried with military services in the Military Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO, April 16.

CECIL OWEN CASEBIER, 92, of Imboden, died April 14, 1999, at ST. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born in Illinois and is survived by his wife, Merle Casebier. He is buried in Farmhill Cemetery at Harrisburg.

LAVERN CHARLES VARNER, 61, of Paragould, died April 16, 1999, in St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born February 22, 1938, at Delaplaine. He is survived by his wife, Margie Verner.

MARY MAGDALENE "LEE" CARNES A Funeral Mass, officiated by Reverend Henry Schmidt, was held April 15, 1999, at Church of the Little Flower, Springfield, Ill. for Mary Magdalene (Lee) Carnes, age 88. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery there, with Stabb Funeral Home of Springfield, in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Carnes was born April 28, 1910, at Engelberg to Francis and Mary (Rotzinger) Pfeffer. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, James Hugh Carnes and seven brothers, Alphonse, Frankie, Frank, Paul, Lawrence and Joseph Pfeffer and a sister, Frances Sorg. She is survived by two daughters; Catherine C. Hostick of Plano, Texas and Mary Ellen Tulipana of Kansas City, MO; one son; Jerome J. Carnes of Kings Mountain, NC; two sisters; Josephine Thielemier and Marie Thielemier, both of Pocahontas; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carnes had been a resident of Kansas City, MO, since 1991. She was a member of the Church of the Little Flower and was a homemaker. Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association. Submitted by Bridgette Jansen Cohen.

JANET IRENE HUGHES, 65, of Pocahontas, died April 14, 1999, at Baptist Central Hospital, Memphis, TN. She was born May 22, 1933, in Graniteville, Vermont, a dau of the late Reine and Maude (Tierney) Davenport. She is survived by her husband, Robert Hughes. The body was cremated. Local arrangements were made by McNabb Funeral Home.

ETHEL E. SHEPHERD, 96, of Fort Smith, died April 16, 1999, in Fort Smith. She was a widow of John Shepherd and formerly lived in Trumann and Pocahontas. She is buried at Charter Oak Cemetery at Ravenden Springs.

REV. J. LOREN HOLLY, 84, of Ironton, MO, formerly of Farmington, MO, died April 13, 1999 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. He was born Dec. 31, 1914 in Datto, a son of the late Claud and Hettie (Ainley) Jolly (sp.). He served as a U.S. Army chaplain during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Celeste (Fowler) Jolly of Ironton. He is buried at Hillview Memorial Gardens, Farmington. (Jolly and Holly are both used throughout the obit).

FRIEDA SAGO GARLAND, 81, of Corning, died April 17, 1999, in Riley Oak Hill Manor in North Little Rock. She was born October 31, 1917, at Attica, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ruth Marie (Skiles) Sago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Garland. She is buried in Corning Cemetery.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from the files of April 24, 1975
A sample of bargains contained in today's ads follow:
Bikini panties are 29 cents at Fred's Dollar Store
Biscuits are six cans for 69 cents at Big Star
Chicken Dinners at KFC are 99 cents
Hosman's Dairy Center is offering 12 pcs of chicken, rolls, potatoes & slaw for $3.99
Cokes are $1.99 for a 24-bottle case at Big Star
10 oz jar of Maxwell House instant coffee for $1.69 at Hatman's Food Center
Ham is 65 cents a pound at Gillespie's IGA
Socks for men (Banlon, are 50 cents a pair at Fred's
Tillers are $197 for the 5-h.p. model at Wal-Mart

DEATHS
Wallace F. Brown, 74, Pocahontas; Sister M. Adalaide Gschwend, 96, Jonesboro; Edward Koster, 81, Rt. 2, Maynard; Lee Terry, 74, Spiro, Okla.


IN THE LONG AGO (from files of April 26, 1951)
Kenneth Perrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Perrin, is valedictorian and Miss Patsy Crouch, dau of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Crouch, is salutatorian of the Pocahontas High School graduating class of 1951.

NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Condict have received a letter from James Fail, who was a buddy of their son, Pfc. Elisha M. Condict who was killed in action in Korea on January 14.
Pvt. Everett Singley left Sunday for his post in Georgia after spending a furlough here with his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Singley and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Spencer of Maynard have received a letter from their grandson, Cpl. Elzie Spencer Jr., who is located near Seoul, Korea.
Pvt. and Mrs. Billie Pepper spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Pepper of Birdell.
Pvt. James E. Moore has been shipped overseas to report for military duty at Fort Drake, Japan. His wife is the former Miss Fern Redus of Dalton.
Doyle Tarlton, of the U.S. Marine Corps, is spending a furlough here with friends and relatives and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tarlton, who are now residing in Tuckerman.

Isaac F. James, 84, died at his home in the Ring Community Saturday night.

Mrs. MOllie Rose, 67, died at Naylor, MO, April 20


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO (from files of April 18, 1927)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will S. White, a girl.
A 9-pound girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Jackson at Hamil.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wells of Blackwellden, a girl.


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999

OBITUARIES

DANNY CHARLES CRAWFORD, 46, of Pocahontas, died April 25, 1999. He was born April 23, 1953, in St. Louis, MO, a son of Charles A. and Pearl Crawford of Pocahontas. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Stella Davidson of Pocahontas. He is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

SYBLE OLENE SHERROD, 72, of Yorkville, IL, formerly of Black Rock, died April 23, 1999, at the Dupage Confalescent Center in Wheaton, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband (not named). She is buried in the Manila Cemetery.

LANE EDWARD WILLIAMS, infant son of Jeffery and Tina Williams of Paragould, died April 20, 1999. He is buried at Hosey Cemetery near Knobel. Paternal grandparents survive, Doyle R. and Ruby M. Williams of Knobel; and maternal grandparents are Oscar Jr. and Dorothy Prince of Pocahontas. Paternal Great Grandmother Sadie Price of Corning and maternal great-grandmother, Lorene Kirkpatrick of Pocahontas also survive.

E. B. PARKS, 71, of Alicia, died April 23, 1999 at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1928, near Walnut Ridge. He resided in Alicia most of his life. His wife, Glenna Mae Parks, preceded him in death. He is buried in Clark Cemetery near Egypt.

WILLIAM LEWIS SANDERS, JR., 51, of Ravenden Springs, died April 12, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 6, 1947, near Atlanta, a son of Hazel Christine (Paden) Sanders of Ravenden Springs and the late William Lewis Sanders, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Quick Sanders and is buried in Brown Cemetery near Ravenden Springs.

ERVIN LEROY "JABE" DALTON, 70, of Maynard, died April 21, 1999, at his residence. He was born Oct. 24, 1928, near Warm Springs, a son of the late Ralph and Edith (Marlett) Dalton. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Sue Dalton and is buried in Dalton Cemetery. A VFW Honor Guard was conducted at graveside military service.

TOM BARCLIFT, 84, of Biggers, died April 18, 1999, at his residence. He was born Dec. 29, 1914, in Elsinore, MO, a son of the late George and Bertha (Langley) Barclift. He was a veteran of WWII. He was also preceded in death b his wife, Norma Pearline Barclift. Funeral services were held April 21 at Biggers Baptist Church and burial followed in Johnson Cemetery near Biggers.

THOMAS M. HEANUE, 78, of Pocahontas, died April 21, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 29, 1920, in New York City, and is survived by his wife, Ruby Heanue. He is buried in Masonic Cemetery.

REGINAL M. TYLER, 94, of Pocahontas, died April 26, 1999, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 23, 1904, near Stokes, a son of the late John Rayburn and Minnie Alice Harris Tyler. He is survived by his wife, Lura Tyler and is buried in Harris Cemetery near Stokes.

ELMER "SMOKEY" JAMES, of Pocahontas, died April 24, 1999 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born April 23, 1999, near Biggers. He is survived by his wife, Betty James and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

NANCY MAE CHASTAIN, 49, of Pocahontas, died April 23, 1999, at Randolph County Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1950, in Pocahontas, a dau of Sid (Spradlin) Parten of Pocahontas and the late Edmond Owen Parten. She is survived by her husband, Willie Chastain and is buried in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

JAMES "JIM" HAROLD WITCHER, 69, of Oxnard, Calif., died April 13, 1999, after a sudden illness. He was born near Biggers on Oct. 28, 1929, a son of the late George and Elma Witcher. He received the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and the National Defense Medal. He is survived by his wife, Helen and is buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park there in Ventura.

The family and other relatives of Billy Ragan are having a memorial graveside service at Chesser Cemetery on the NOland Road, May 8, at 11 a.m. Wayne Davis will be officiating. Everyone who knew Bill and would like to attend is most welcome. The service will be followed by a family reunion picnic at Old Davidsonville Park. Once again, all are welcome. This will give his children and grandchildren a chance to spend time with the people
who were so important in years of growing up in the Noland area.


LOOKING BACK, News from the Past, by Jack Wilson

24 YEARS AGO, from files of May 1, 1975
MEN IN SERVICE
Paul G. Korhman was promoted March 20 to the rank of Lance Corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Virgil L. Griffin of Warm Springs.
Army Sgt. Billy G. Golden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. Golden of Rt. 1, Ravenden, graduated from the 3rd Armored Division Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Kitzingen, Germany, April 7.


IN THE LONG AGO, from files of May 3, 1951
Five registrants from Randolph County were forwarded for induction into the U.S. Army April 27. They were: Jack Hall, North Star Route, Imboden; Ernest Sorg and Frankie Chastain, Rt. 2, Pocahontas; Edgar Throesch, Engelberg Route and Carl Littrell of Biggers.


IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of May 5, 1927
Judge Million received the steel for a bridge to be placed across Fourche River at Phipps Ford near Middlebrook.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Roark of Old Reyno were the proud parents of a baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buckley were the proud parents of an 11-pound boy born April 29 at their home in Lone Oak.

Word was received of the death of Aunt Jane Baker at the home of a son in Carrollton, Texas, on April 29, 1927.

 



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